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40 minutes ago, AuralEntropy said:

For those looking at the size of the ship, I did a rough estimate of overall dimensions based on the renders and the provided scale, and compared those to the Falling Star by WizKids. It is going to be HUGE.

 

pirate ship compare.png

 

I also did an overlay of a picture of someone holding a WizKid ship versus a Reaper estimate, but it is a WoTC copyrighted picture. Not sure if I can post it here.

 

Edit: based on feedback, will post it.

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ok not only is it bigger. the bones one looks better...

 

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New comic just came through via an email Update:.

 

Prefaced with the note , "Two dice down..."

 

Edit:  Just checked and the main Kickstarter page has been updated with it too.

 

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Number Based on 1000-1100 Reaper time today:  

Current Total Pledges: $2,373,873

Current Total Backers: 16,167

Next Goal At $2,390,000

To go to Next Goal $16,127

Hours to next goal based on gains this hour: 7.7

Hours to next goal based on 24h Avg: 7.2

 

Gain in last Hour: $2,085

New Backers This Hour: 5

Total Gain Today: $19,876

Total Gain 24 Hours: $53,918

Average Hourly Pledges Today: $1,656

Average Hourly Pledges 24 Hours: $2,247

Current Average Pledge: $146.83

Average Hourly Backers Today: 3.4

Average Hourly Backers 24 Hours: 3.8

Previous Hour Total Pledges: $2,371,788

Previous Hour Total Backers: 16,162

Backers to beat Bones 1 1,515

Days to hit Bones 1 based on 24 hour average 16.6

Backers to beat Bones 2 -1204

Backers to beat Bones 3 -2702

Backers to beat Bones 4 31

Days to hit Bones 4 based on 24 hour average 0.3

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1 hour ago, Alsafah79 said:

My FLGS, seems to have a sour opinion of Reaper. They stopped carrying their line of paints, and have only a single bones black figure, because the owner told me the BB figures are the same sculps as the original bones figures. I gather it has to do with their distributor.

 

Every dollar you spend at Reaper's store is a dollar that owner does not see. If you know enough people, save your receipts and show him the money he ISN'T getting. Might change his attitude.

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Just now, StarFyre said:

Now what reaper should do, is introduce..  an airship - like a spelljammer ship :P

 

Sanjay

 

Funny should say that, I'm working on ways to convert this to an airship…

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15 minutes ago, NyarlaBcn said:

Well, they finally remembered they had a comic strip to *supposedly go with the KS progress,...

 

I’d guess that as Reaper’s lead concept artist/Imagineer, Izzy *might* be a wee bit busier than they otherwise expected she might be, given the KS blew through twenty-odd days of stretch goals in a day a little bit ago....

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6 minutes ago, StarFyre said:

Now what reaper should do, is introduce..  an airship - like a spelljammer ship :P

 

Sanjay

 

 

It would not be hard at all for Reaper to produce a series of 3 balloon masts to replace the more normal masts currently with the ship

 

Or one more oblong balloon that affixes to the mast holes:

 

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2 minutes ago, StarFyre said:

Now what reaper should do, is introduce..  an airship - like a spelljammer ship :P

 

Sanjay

 

Wouldnt mind a nautilus type sub.

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13 minutes ago, StarFyre said:

Now what reaper should do, is introduce..  an airship - like a spelljammer ship :P

 

Sanjay

I've been asking for translucent elemental rings and support struts for Eberron air ships. Ron has several times said no dice. 

 

ETA: I know it's not the same as a spelljammer or dirigible. Just thought it would be worth mentioning.

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4 minutes ago, Sanael said:

I've been asking for translucent elemental rings and support struts for Eberron air ships. Ron has several times said no dice. 

yeah stuff like that or proper spelljammer ships, i guess would need to be from hasbro license or custom stuff.

 

current campaign has chaos ships (including Orcus' personal ship), and spelljammer ships (drow modified elven ones) that the players now have.

 

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3 hours ago, Skallabjorn said:

 

As has been alluded to in other posts, I think this is due to a large percentage of wargamers coming from a model building background. The ones with a model railroading background especially seem to enjoy scratch builds, conversions, and kit bashing.

 

I am of the opinion that those of us who prefer to assemble our minis, rather than have them preassembled, are from those types of hobbies.

 

I'm an outlier, then; I prefer to assemble my minis, and I have no real background for any kind of complicated models.

 

I figure if it's going to be assembled wrong or weird, then I prefer it be because /I/ screwed it up. I might not be able to fix it, but I'll know what went wrong for the next time.

... and it's frequently easier to paint them unassembled. There's always something....

 

4 minutes ago, Sanael said:

I've been asking for translucent elemental rings and support struts for Eberron air ships. Ron has several times said no dice. 

Probably because Reaper doesn't have a license for the specifics. 

Not that I'd trust Ron's word either way, because his track record is so elfing poor.... :/

 

I, however, would also like translucent rings one could use for that. They might also make nice portals, after all. Or. OR! Whirlpool effects for sea battles. Or spell-effect rings for those pesky fireballs.  >.>

Phrasing, or so, no? 

 

I want to see this next encounter. The Ship is interesting, but ... gorramnit, I'm a /fantasy gamer/. I might want the thing. But I have no use for it - I'm not likely to be running .. what, a game set in the Master and Commander setting?! *grubmle* Eh. I might get it anyway, for the gits and shiggles. Who knows.

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24 minutes ago, Sanael said:

I've been asking for translucent elemental rings and support struts for Eberron air ships. Ron has several times said no dice. 

 

ETA: I know it's not the same as a spelljammer or dirigible. Just thought it would be worth mentioning.

 

If you have or know someone with a 3d printer, there is one on thingiverse. I would rather buy one from Reaper, myself, being an unashamed fanboy, but needs must. In spelljammer, if I remember correctly, the converted naval ships were considered the worst of the spelljammers, suitable for use only until something better could be purchased. Just like for an airship, a purpose built gondola would be superior to a converted boat. YMMV. My ship will be thoroughly naval, thank you very much. Mildly crazy dwarves try to swim, Only totally broccolibrained, two hammers and one anvil short of a forge dwarves try to fly

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