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GETTING TO KNOW YOU FEBRUARY 2020 by GLITTERWOLF

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9 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

QUESTION FEB. 3rd.

Do you use premade battle/dungeon maps for your games or do you create your own?

 

Some of both. Depends what we're playing and who is running it.  I have a huge 3d Hirst Arts dungeon setup that is fun to play with.  Also some random printed maps that we gathered over the years.  One of our GMs prints them from Pdfs in his collection when he runs an adventure.  Most of the time we use a battle map because our adventure scenarios are home brewed and it's easier for the GM to draw what we need when it happens.  We don't do a lot of dungeon gaming. 

 

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10 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

QUESTION FEB. 3rd.

Do you use premade battle/dungeon maps for your games or do you create your own?

Starfinder, premade or dry erase mat. Battletech premade or cloth for miniature rules terrain with buildings.

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I love Cosplay. I've done a tiny bit, and would love to do more if I live long enough.

 

I make most of my own maps, though I do have a dry erase grid I use sometimes. I'm not against pre-made, I just have an overwhelming "I can make that myself" streak. 

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10 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

QUESTION FEB. 3rd.

Do you use premade battle/dungeon maps for your games or do you create your own?

I like to steal maps from a variety of sources.  Not too much of a problem right now as I'm running premade modules, but I do whip up missing pieces as needed on the fly, as long as they're not pivotal to the story (don't want PCs having to return to the site of a random attack for some reason where I designed the space on the fly and then our memories of it don't match up... oops!).  

 

Also, I draw so badly that whatever is on the actual map gets a certain amount of "interpretation" as it gets transcribed to the mat.  :upside:

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On 2/1/2020 at 1:15 AM, Glitterwolf said:

WEEKEND QUESTION FEB. 1st / 2nd.

Do you like to see Cosplay? Do you Cosplay yourself?

Show us pics!


I enjoy seeing other people’s cosplay, providing it is in reasonably good taste.

 

I do not cosplay, partly because I simply don’t have the time or drive to practice all the new skills I would need for costuming.

 

I *might* have a costume for ReaperCon this year, but if so, it will mostly be purchased rather than home made.

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I keep waffling back and forth...and Klarg’s Post has reminded me of it...

29 minutes ago, klarg1 said:


I enjoy seeing other people’s cosplay, providing it is in reasonably good taste.

 

I do not cosplay, partly because I simply don’t have the time or drive to practice all the new skills I would need for costuming.

 

I *might* have a costume for ReaperCon this year, but if so, it will mostly be purchased rather than home made.

...but I think I have finally landed at the notion that cosplay is quite different from wearing a costume

 

 

I have no idea who this character is:

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But it illustrates that there is a difference. 

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On 2/1/2020 at 3:15 AM, Glitterwolf said:

WEEKEND QUESTION FEB. 1st / 2nd.

Do you like to see Cosplay? Do you Cosplay yourself?

Show us pics!

 

I like to sightsee the cosplay and play “guess the character” at a convention, but I don’t have the right age/build to cosplay most any character.

 

14 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

QUESTION FEB. 3rd.

Do you use premade battle/dungeon maps for your games or do you create your own?

 

Never battle maps, really, except our first Pathfinder Beginner Box map.  I used to use dungeon tiles, but picking out the right ones for the session was taking too long, so now it’s drawn on a battle mat as we go along, if we use one at all.

 

The battle mat does get populated with various key pieces of furniture and accessories though.  These flesh out the scene, and it’s fun to see the players use them strategically, where they might not with theatre of the mind.  (“Is there something in these crates we can use to fight the earth elemental?”)

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59 minutes ago, TGP said:

I keep waffling back and forth...and Klarg’s Post has reminded me of it...

...but I think I have finally landed at the notion that cosplay is quite different from wearing a costume

 

 

I have no idea who this character is:

cos-v-cos.jpg

But it illustrates that there is a difference. 

 

The one on the right would be Mulan. I don't know who .. or what .. the young lady on the left is aiming for, though. o.O

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4 minutes ago, Sylverthorne said:

 

The one on the right would be Mulan. I don't know who .. or what .. the young lady on the left is aiming for, though. o.O

 

My guess is the one on the left is Mary Jane Smith wearing a Mulan dress. 

 

She is still herself, just wearing the outfit. Hence the difference and the point. 

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22 minutes ago, TGP said:

She is still herself, just wearing the outfit. Hence the difference and the point. 


By that reasonable sounding standard, I occasionally might wear a costume, but do no cosplay...

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On 2/1/2020 at 5:15 AM, Glitterwolf said:

WEEKEND QUESTION FEB. 1st / 2nd.

Do you like to see Cosplay? Do you Cosplay yourself?

Show us pics!

Oh wow! I used to cosplay all the time several years ago, though there's something about these little figures we paint that makes me forget I have any other hobbies.... ::D:

 

I used to hate photos of myself, so I don't have many. It took all weekend to find some. Trying to think of completed ones....

- Esmeralda (Hunchback of Notre Dame).

- Pool Party Leona (League of Legends).

- Bewitching Nidalee (League of Legends).

- Ordinator (Morrowind). I threw away the armor a long time ago but kept the tunic. It was cute!

- I still have a quick Kida's sarong I made (Atlantis) somewhere.

- I've made various horns and antlers for friends.

- I still have my Hufflepuff robe and dress (Harry Potter). The first things I made for cosplay! I wear the dress all the time.

- Various iterations of Mori, of course!

 

I started making a kigu (animal pajamas onesie thing) a few years ago when they got really big. I was quite far - was just missing the head, elastic, buttons/zip - and then I remembered I lived in a very hot climate and I'd never use it HAHA. I'm sure there were others....

 

I wore a couple cosplays to my first ReaperCon but got some weird looks (especially my Bewitching Nidalee), so I just wear Reaper t-shirts and antlers now. I think it's okay now though, I think they even had some sort of costume event last year!

 

Costume: Usually cheaply made, mass produced, store bought.
Cosplay: Usually handmade (in recent years, 3D printed too) with some (or a lot!!) attention to detail. Can also be purchased from other makers! You don't have to make it from scratch yourself for it to be a cosplay. :)
Garb: Usually the term used by RenFaire folks for their stuff, falls under cosplay.

 

Some photos:

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I made them into collages so they'd take up less space.

Yeah, I had purple hair for a couple of years! :wub:

 

Big image: Bewitching Nidalee (League of Legends) at my first ReaperCon, though I made it in 2015 or so.

Small images going clockwise:

- Part of an old Mori outfit, thrift shop clothes and made my antlers.

- Ordinator armor (Morrowind), made everything myself. Tunic, shirt, cloak, armor, etc.

- Hufflepuff robes (Harry Potter). Made everything myself.

- Handfelted Mori cloak I made and designed myself.

- A close up of some horns I made for a friend Halloween 2015.

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Since we run on a fairly tight budget, I much prefer to buy or create items that I can incorporate into daily wear. I would pick cosplays based on my love for the character, fun crafting of the design, and if any pieces could be used every day.

 

- So I make dresses, like the top right, usually with a fabric pattern I designed. It's the little stars that are on the pages of each Harry Potter book! It's a goofy photo of me. I think I really liked that hat even though I look awful in them.

- The images on the left are a custom jersey my husband purchased for my birthday one year. I get to show my love for Overwatch, The Outlaws, esports, and my name all at once!

- The bottom right is an Aperture Science jacket. :)

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21 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

QUESTION FEB. 3rd.

Do you use premade battle/dungeon maps for your games or do you create your own?

 

My husband is the terrain person. He has a huge grid poster and he uses markers on it for on-the-fly map creation. He also likes 3D printing terrain. Our most used bunch is probably the Tablescapes Caves stuff and that big poster.

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On 2/1/2020 at 3:15 AM, Glitterwolf said:

WEEKEND QUESTION FEB. 1st / 2nd.

Do you like to see Cosplay? Do you Cosplay yourself?

Show us pics!

I love seeing cosplay and I have been known to do a cosplay or two in my time. In the last picture I am the ginger standing on the right next to John Barrowman.

 

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21 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

QUESTION FEB. 3rd.

Do you use premade battle/dungeon maps for your games or do you create your own?

 

We draw them, not well but we make due.

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Does anybody make dungeon maps (of 

5x5 foot squares)  deliberately in pieces?  So you can place the dungeon out one room at a time?

 

(Someboy posted about printing a big map then cutting it into smaller pieces...)

 

7 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

 Question Feb. 4th.

Do you use a powertool ( like a dremel for example) for the hobby?

 

Not hardly ever. 

I do own a dremel. 

I do own a hand held hair dryer. 

 

I have two hotfire foam cutters. 

 

Those last [two] have used. 

 

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