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WxCougar

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  1. 16 minutes ago, Evilboy666 said:

    Yeah, I like Purpleheart freshly cut and worked, but the vividness fades out too soon as it goes towards a more brown woodsy look. It's not unpleasant, but in the end IMHO it's not worth the added expense. I'd rather have another unique color, or at least a wood with a unique grain.

    Of course, I'm also partial to red. Redheart is an amazing wood that looks almost artificially (in a nice way) bright crimson when first finished.  It does fade over time, but much slower,  and to something still very much red. Especially if you take some care to keep it out of direct sunlight...in my experience, Purpleheart will fade even under room lighting, it seems.

    Redheart and a good black Ebony wood look particularly striking together. I have a hand carved spiral Ebony wand, black as night, in a Redheart case. It has not been finished (other than a waxing), and still looks sharp.

    Oh my, that wand sounds lovely!

    I'm a ziricote fan, but am loving Redheart the more I see it.


  2. 1 minute ago, Evilboy666 said:

    OOOOOOO! Two awesome ideas: First, banding with Redheart, rather than as the base wood. Second...Canarywood!!! That's one wood I don't have anything made from.

    I love colored woods! I  have nothing against, and appreciate the fine art of wood staining, but there's just something about what nature makes unaided. 🙂

    I agree, that Redheart as a banding is incredible! Never would have thought to do that. And it matches that canarywood perfectly!

    I also agree that we need to see the back of that Player pad : ).


  3. 15 hours ago, Evilboy666 said:

    Hi Everyone! I'm new here.

    I just received the most beautiful creation from the DMG Team, and I had to share pics with you all so I could bask in your envy share my joy!

    Anne took up the challenge of satisfying a picky customer and personally worked with the exceptional crafting team to come up with quite frankly the perfect Sentinel. Redheart banded with African Mahogany, and my goodness is the sheer crimson something to behold. I tried to take some nice pics but the finish really has to be seen for real! I changed my mind on what dice to put in it when I saw the coloration.

    Anyway, here's some pics. I've browsed the site for some time now, and have seen the video, etc. and this is in my mind the most perfect version of the Sentinel I've seen anywhere. I can't thank you all enough! 🙂 🙂

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    That is gorgeous!


  4. Forgot to take a picture but we played a game of Isle of Cats and it was quite fun. My husband trounced me, but still fun :). Its very much a strategy game which I am not usually good at, so no surprise.

    It has a solo mode and a family mode (a simplified version of the game).

    Pretty neat.


  5. First real snow of the season happening now. We got a skiff earlier back in December. But winter seems to be waiting til the new year the last few years. Currently snowing big flakes and sideways because the wind is blowing.

    Speaking of wind, its been pretty windy here and the annual tumbleweed migration has begun.  Picture of a nearby town.

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  6. Wasn't sure where to put this but figured this was a good spot:

    My husband saw a Kickstarter Survival Horror card game where you play scientists and are exploring other planets. It is a cooperative game but he has no idea what it is called. Anyone happen to know what it is?

    Nevermind, found it: Unsettled.  And all the more appropriate to go in this forum since its apparently already over : ).


  7. 14 minutes ago, Zoxe said:

    When we first moved in, it was about 8 acres of woods, 1 acre of mowing, and 1 acre of buildings, driveway, gravel turnaround, etc. I could mow in under an hour most of the time.

    Since then, we've 'improved' the property by cleaning out old brushpiles, clearing back from the road, and opening up under some volunteer Walnut (I have a walnut grove! yay!) Over the past several years the power company cut out dying Ash that was threatening our power lines, and I paid to have the last batch done - total of about 3-4 acres now mowable lawn.  I don't mow it all every time, but it's a real beast depending what kind of weather we get.

    Oh my I bet.  I would love to have walnuts growing. But all we have are Russian Olives, and they grow like weeds here.


  8. 2 hours ago, Anne said:

    Ooooooh so many shiny dice. Where do you guys get the boulders? I've been considering getting one, but I've only really looked at Die Hard Dice. I'm on a gemstone dice kick right now, and if I could find a gemstone boulder I think I'd die from happiness. 

    Two of the boulders are Dogmight ;). Two of the boulders are Chessex.  The giant d6s are also Chessex. I have a 50mm and a 30mm.

    I would be afraid how much a gemstone boulder would cost, but it would be pretty!


  9. 40 minutes ago, marsniper_27 said:

    I haven't played roll player :( so I'm not sure how much variation that provides so can't really help to much for the player stats but it looks like you have a decent setup.

    Your characters look reasonable only thing I might be worried about is the weaker things like your rat minions or mimic boxes. Depending on the players attack modifier and average damage you might end up with the players killing off most if not all the smaller things before they get to retaliate. (I'll be honest I haven't gotten to read everything in the thread so you might of had ways to avoid this already like the +2 AC on surprise for the mimics)

    Pretty much this. I have no idea how roll player works.  As far as HP, sometimes I play by feel. Like for a major boss who should last more rounds than just 1, I up the Hp depending on how round 1 of combat goes. But also keep in mind of rewarding fantastic rolls by the players so their crit feels good too.


  10. We actually received a thin layer of Freezing Rain last night. Apparently folks learned their lesson and so far no major road closures/accidents. We are supposed to warm up from the 20s up to the 50s by Friday when the Warm front continues through the area. I'm hoping that's true - forecasts are hard in this area because we have the Basin area where cold air gets trapped (hence the reason for lots of freezing rain in our area) and is hard to "scoop" out when the warm air comes in with a system.


  11. Yuck, all you people with snow...  I am not looking forward to when we get some (or at least more than the dusting we had a week or so ago).  Currently in that dreary low cloud/fog depending on the time of day here. The rain this weekend didn't allow us to see any sun, but just entrenched the low clouds more.  We are significantly warmer than you all at around mid 20s to mid 30s, but its still cold and wet and the joints don't like it ; ).


  12. 4 hours ago, Anne said:

    Goodness, you're so talented! 

    Question for you, and for everyone: how does one get started painting minis? I like doing my polymer clay ones, but I'd love to try my hand at painting some proper ones. 

    I came from a clay figurine background and I actually use several of the same techniques that I did with clay on the miniatures (only at a much smaller scale!). I got a pair of jeweler's glasses to help see what I am doing. I'm one of those people that uses apple barrel for their paints because I am familiar with it and know how to make it do what I want it to do. Haven't jumped over to the Reaper Paints yet but I am also not doing contests either.


  13. Everything is white here, but not because of snow. We are socked in with fog. We were foggy yesterday but saw a brief bit of sun in the late afternoon before it got dark. Today looks like we are in for a full day of fog. Probably not going away until we have rain in the forecast for Friday. Hopefully that is just rain and not anything frozen, but we shall see...

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