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11 hours ago, TGP said:

 

 

What games are you playing that use siege equipment? I only ever remember reading that you and hubs do RPGs and catapults, etc. rarely turn up in those. 

several D&D adventures have seiges in them but how the characters interact can change.  DM could always expand on them so the siege battle becomes more forefront or not.

 

- Rod of Seven Parts has a seige i believe but dont remember if any seige weapons.

- Savage Tide, several abyssal fortresses use magic missile/force missile ballistae

 

Spelljammer has lots of siege weapons mounted on the starships

 

in an old campaign, we mounted a ballistae on a specially made wagon and had 4 horses to pull it, which our party used for outdoor campaigns.  :)

 

17 hours ago, Disciple of Sakura said:

Thoughts on CAD models for Reaper - Bones 4 went really hard into them, and one of my main complaints is with the wings. They're too thick. I was working with the Rulers of Hell the other day, and was really disappointed by how their wings turned out - they're super thick, to the point that various nicks and tears on the membranes don't even line up between front and back, and generally look really unpleasant. Argent had a similar problem, which is likely the source of his massive amount of drooping that's been reported.

 

For Bones 5, I really hope they work to keep the wings thinner on their CAD-rendered figures. The hand-sculpted ones seem to have been consistently firm, reliable, and not over-thick. I hope they manage to replicate that going forward with the increased zBrush sculpts and such when they're finally produced in physical form. From the printed dragons, it looks like they might have been better about it this time, but I'm definitely curious how it'll overall turn out.

 

im thinking it may have to do with the material.  the red dragon by GF9 was cad printed and its wings are thin but its a resin model.   not the thinnest ive seen (that winner is the CMON 10th anniversary Cang dragon. probably the thinnest part ive ever seen on a model outside of the scroll of paper on a forgeworld servo skull).

 

 

18 hours ago, haldir said:

 

I never saw it since I don't watch Reaper Live (I've seen 1 & I was bored. ::D:). Again, I hope I'm wrong, it doesn't need to be huge, just a decent size. No Mini-thulu size. Plus, I noticed Mini' is priced at 7 retail & this is 10 KS price.

they said the godzilla thing will probably be in the 4-5 inch tall range from what i remember in that old reaper live episode.

 

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11 hours ago, PaganMegan said:

Does everyone else have an urge to make adventures that use the figures that WON'T BE AVAILABLE FOR TWO YEARS?! :wow:

 

Right now I am looking at Brinewind, and have an idea for a non-hostile undead encounter with drunk skeletons.

I have the temptation to write an adventure by garnering up all the WoTC prepainted things I have, and whatever Painted minis I have got, and writing something based around them.

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Drunk Skeletons: isn’t there an old chestnut of a song that goes? “...what do you do with a drunken Sailor? what do you do with a drunken sailor?...” I bet Grump knows it. 

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17 minutes ago, TGP said:

 

Drunk Skeletons: isn’t there an old chestnut of a song that goes? “...what do you do with a drunken Sailor? what do you do with a drunken sailor?...” I bet Grump knows it. 

Almost seems more appropriate for "Fifteen men on a dead man's chest/Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum..."

 

I am also reminded of the skeletal guardian from The Last Unicorn, getting drunk even though the wine poured straight through his empty rib cage.

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5 hours ago, Disciple of Sakura said:

I remember, prior to Bones 4, I think, there was a preview at Reapercon of a series of warriors who were multipart kits. There was a lot of speculation that they'd make it into the KS, but then were never seen nor heard from again. I don't know what happened to them, but it's odd that we still haven't seen that happen...

Found a screenshot of commentary on it...

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Ah, but would they have been for Bones, or for the unreleased Conan game?

 

Remember how models like the giant cobra was supposed to go there.

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10 minutes ago, criticalhit said:

Multi-part kits for core races and classes in D&D would be a godsend.

I don't think Bones Classic would have worked for this, but Bones Black might... on the other hand, it doesn't seem to jibe with Reaper's "play it right out of the package" philosophy for Bones. Are they still sticking with that? 

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4 hours ago, pinkymadigan said:

 

I was thinking about those when the henchmen/hirelings were announced. The henchmen thing reminded me of the old AHQ henchmen, which these guys remind me of.

 

I also wonder what happened to the other hill giant that Bryan accidentally linked to that one time. I grabbed a screen of that but never shared it. 

Looking back through the thread where I found that, there were several minis that never wound up in the KS and have still not shown up since. It's rather interesting to know that there's several fully realized sculpts out there that still haven't appeared, neither in Bones nor metal.

36 minutes ago, Cranky Dog said:

Ah, but would they have been for Bones, or for the unreleased Conan game?

 

Remember how models like the giant cobra was supposed to go there.

I'm about 99% sure that they weren't for the Conan game. IIRC, the Conan thing was basically already dead by that point...

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9 hours ago, kerthnk said:

 

Well while I can cut the legs off, the rest is very firmly glued, and fairly unusable. Yes, this is my opinion, but baba yaga's hut was a miss for me. If the model had been hard plastic and more like the mausoleum from KS3 that would have rocked.

For the pirate ship I would hope Reaper communicates with the factory that the decks need to come off and it should not be glued. If it comes like the barge in pieces that would be wonderful. I am looking forward to it, I just do not want to be disappointed.

I only have one main concern with the ship, and that's the removable decks. While I'm a relative new comer to Bones (Not minis, just Bones) I've worked with it enough to see there could be some potential problems with long, relatively thin section that each deck would have to be made in, namely with warpage. Now it should be easy enough to fix, given the properties of Bones, but I can see it getting out of hand if say one deck warps one way, and the one above it warps another. Not trying to be negative, but it's one thing I'm going to be keeping an eye on as more info is released about the ship.

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20 minutes ago, Last Knight said:

I don't think Bones Classic would have worked for this, but Bones Black might... on the other hand, it doesn't seem to jibe with Reaper's "play it right out of the package" philosophy for Bones. Are they still sticking with that? 

I think they're most concerned with making awesome minis, and that's just one of countless considerations. 

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20 minutes ago, BrokenWolf668 said:

I only have one main concern with the ship, and that's the removable decks. While I'm a relative new comer to Bones (Not minis, just Bones) I've worked with it enough to see there could be some potential problems with long, relatively thin section that each deck would have to be made in, namely with warpage. Now it should be easy enough to fix, given the properties of Bones, but I can see it getting out of hand if say one deck warps one way, and the one above it warps another. Not trying to be negative, but it's one thing I'm going to be keeping an eye on as more info is released about the ship.

I honestly hope they go with the harder plastic used for the Mausoleum from Bones 3. It's a hard, sturdy plastic that doesn't warp at all. Really nice stuff, and would be the perfect material for something like the ship.

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2 minutes ago, Disciple of Sakura said:

I honestly hope they go with the harder plastic used for the Mausoleum from Bones 3. It's a hard, sturdy plastic that doesn't warp at all. Really nice stuff, and would be the perfect material for something like the ship.

I thought they were considering the same hard plastic as Wyrmgear's wings? 

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Was the barge from bones 4 regular bones or Bones black or something else? I have 2 Barges and didn't have any warping. I would have been happy with a pirate ship the same general size as the barge. Though, I am super excited for the large pirate ship. I still hope we get some cannon packs in the pledge manager. I can always use more cannons. 

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14 minutes ago, Smokestack said:

Was the barge from bones 4 regular bones or Bones black or something else? I have 2 Barges and didn't have any warping. I would have been happy with a pirate ship the same general size as the barge. Though, I am super excited for the large pirate ship. I still hope we get some cannon packs in the pledge manager. I can always use more cannons. 

 

I agree on the cannons!

Would love some more separate naval guns.

 

I wonder if there will be swivel guns as well?

Else I might add a few myself.

 

Barge is sturdy indeed, I'm not sure if it is real Black Bones or the grey formula.

But I was pleasantly surprised by it.

 

 

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