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9 minutes ago, Skallabjorn said:

That is one of the key issues for scale modeling purists. One manufacturer uses "Eye height" another uses "Top of Head". The eye height figures in any scale wind up being physically taller than the similar top of head figures in the same nominal scale. And, as said before, "Heroic" scale figures just get silly sometimes.

 

Yeah, I'd much prefer a nominal scale rather than a nominal height. It would short-circuit a lot of these discussions for the more interesting discussion of "does that figure look right".

 

(That boy just ain't right. :rolleyes:)

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12 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

Yeah, I'd much prefer a nominal scale rather than a nominal height. It would short-circuit a lot of these discussions for the more interesting discussion of "does that figure look right".

 

(That boy just ain't right. :rolleyes:)

 

If your rule set says tabletop scale is 1"=5' (1/60) the SAME FIGURE will have greater range, reach, etc than if it is 1"=10' (1/120), in proportion to it's actual physical height. Given a nominal 1/52 scale for Reaper minis, 1" on the tabletop SHOULD be equal to 4'4" in the game world.  Try getting that one to fly with a GM or Tournament Judge. ::D:

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12 hours ago, YronimosW said:

I'd been kind of working under the assumption since I joined that "brocoli base" was like an actual technical term for lumpy, weirdly textured, integral mini bases that, painted vegetation-green, might vaguely look like that vegetable, if you squint your eyes at it and use a little imagination.  I've taken to calling them "broccoli bases" all the time now :lol:

 I've always though that was a generic forum term for integral bases with various vegetative bits included.

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2 minutes ago, Pangolin d'AntEater said:

 I've always though that was a generic forum term for integral bases with various vegetative bits included.

 

Later comments from Those in the Knows revealed that you're right.

 

But now, I kind of like to imagine those integral bases randomly make people curse at those broccoli bases for no obvious reason - it kind of appeals to my absurd version of reality :lol:

 

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3 minutes ago, YronimosW said:
7 minutes ago, Pangolin d'AntEater said:

 I've always though that was a generic forum term for integral bases with various vegetative bits included.

 

Later comments from Those in the Knows revealed that you're right.

 

But now, I kind of like to imagine those integral bases randomly make people curse at those broccoli bases for no obvious reason - it kind of appeals to my absurd version of reality :lol:

 

Oh, we have reasons... 

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4 minutes ago, Dan Goodchild said:

Not sure where the pics are but the ship was first unveiled on Oct. 10. I remember because I was driving to visit my in-laws for Thanksgiving and had to rig something up in the van to listen to Reaper Live! that night.

Perfect, tracked it down on Youtube, looks like the episode listed as the 11th actually has the view I was looking for:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM0r5EHUexY&t=1710s

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1 hour ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

Don't you have a bathtub? Or maybe a little inflatable pool?

 

Ideas for the ship:

 

  • HMS Seduction - Succubi Crew
  • Riverwolf - Otter Pirate Crew
  • Argent's Wrath - Undead Crew
  • Walletbreaker - Human Crew
  • Looterz - Goblin Crew

Grump suggested Victorious Secret for a Satyxis ship, the pirates called The Solid Doves, I think it would work for succubi.

 

Brandy Tree works for the Otterly Irresistable Crew.

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12 hours ago, vulture said:

The idea of cats manning a ship made me snicker. That would be the most dysfunctional crew - always napping and afraid of the water...

I believe that since most of the crews of the Nelson era Royal Navy couldn't swim, they would at least be wary of all that water everwhere, if not afraid of it. Though I expect all the crews, swimmers and non-swimmers alike, were afraid of the water when it was trying to climb aboard during storm times.

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1 minute ago, PaganMegan said:

Grump suggested Victorious Secret

I am so using that the next time my PCs run into a notable vessel. 

I'm currently running a Sky Pirates campaign, and the PCs are the crew of the Pikehead (the players named the ship, not me). 

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14 minutes ago, pinkymadigan said:

Some of the earliest pics of the ship had minis on it, really tiny, anyone have a link to those pics or remember what day that was?

 

The minis, as far as I know, were just there to give an idea of scale. I would not expect a crew to be included in the ship add on.

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