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  1. garbetsp

    Area of effect spells (Lightning Storm)

    From the Heroes Rule Book v2: So yes.
  2. garbetsp

    Can you parry a spell with a weapon?

    It's cast against anyone within line of sight. So, in this interpretation the mystical snake from the outer dark phases in and attacks that character. Then that character is using his sword to deflect it's bite.
  3. I wanted to experiment a bit with basing figuring the wolf model was a bit plain. I also have a theory that the base shouldn't overshadow or take the spotlight from the main model. So I've done the following to one wolf model. Next I'm going to try an icy surface under the wolf.
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    Show your Valeria

    This was early in my painting. She looks like it was a very rough night.
  5. garbetsp

    New to Conan and in need to buy more material for it...

    I live in Nashville, TN if anyone is around for a game.
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    Tile pack A and tile pack B etc

    I think the "A", "B", "C" reference is just book keeping while you build the draw pile. It's a case where trying to be even more explicit and clarifying it completely muddies the waters.
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    Tile pack A and tile pack B etc

    My thought is that there is no tile distinction. I think that maybe a typo. So my interpretation is as follows: "Remove the EXIT tile (29) and the PENTACLE tile (26) from the pack of tiles and set them aside. Shuffle the remaining tiles to form the draw pile."
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    Second Kickstarter info?

    They put out a Christmas roadmap (https://tinyurl.com/ycgx4ow9) for 2019. It had these tid bits: The delivery of ... ... Batman(TM): Gotham City Chronicles (April) ... And new campaigns (more info coming up): ... Batman(TM): Gotham City Chronicles, 2nd campaign (after the delivery of the 1st one). ... So they will announce after the delivery of the first one which is planned for April. So if you're saving for it, then I'd say be ready for June.
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    Show your Conan!

    Back in the saddle after winter break. Just a quick cell photo photo. Should I put blood on his axe or not?
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    It’s Always Sunny in Gloomhaven

    I use a 3-d printed dice holder for the standees. I'm clueless on the television reference.
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    Hyperborean Primitive

    I've had some really good results with the speed route. I think the colors blend a bit better if you get them just right when the next layer goes on.
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    It’s Always Sunny in Gloomhaven

    Here's what I've done with them.
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    It’s Always Sunny in Gloomhaven

    I should post my pictures. It's weird painting these after the Conan ones. One can really tell the difference in detail quality.
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    Conan in Spain

    Por favor, perdone a mi pobre español. Haré mi mejor esfuerzo para responder. Obstaculiza y Bloquear siempre está activo. No tienen nada que ver con la activadas. El Munchkinero realizó una acción clásica al aprender el primer escenario. Excelente, hay más sorpresas como esta para ambos lados.
  15. That it happen....
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    Shinobi7 acquire Conan rights

    Collecting is a heck of a thing to get into. I remember when my wife bought me a starter set of Netrunner. I looked at her and said, "What have you done?" She was confused at the time. Now years later with a complete collection she understands. At least it wasn't MtG.
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    Shinobi7 acquire Conan rights

    I do not work for Monolith so anything I say is speculation and my own (however wrong or right) opinion. I would posit a hard no on the sculpts, those are mostly likely owned by Monolith (and quite possibly even some rights owned by the artists) and they would have to extend a license to Shinobi. Why would they do that? It's possible if decent terms were offered, but given how tight the margins are on things like this it's nearly impossible that it would ever happen. There was an earlier kickstarter that had Conan miniatures but it was pulled early with little information as to why. There is a rumor they have grabbed the rights to those molds. However, there is no evidence I've seen that these rumors are anything more than wild speculation. Personally, even if Shinobi comes up with decent sculpts I have serious doubts about their ability to deliver rules with decent game play. Also I'm heavily invested in the Monolith product line at this point and would rather have that continue. The odds of me buying anything they offer are quite low.
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    New to Conan and in need to buy more material for it...

    Welcome. It's a wonderful game of unfortunate scarcity at present.
  19. garbetsp

    Conan Monolith Sourcebook

    Uh, Matt that posted the path on your local computer which we don't have access too. So not an actual download link.
  20. "The man who crucified Conan. The lover of Salome the witch." --Monolith Happy Holidays to all.
  21. garbetsp

    Scrolls Of Skelos: Cache One

    Nice. I don't speak French, but google translate shows nifty rules for negotiating roofs and falling off. Like it!
  22. garbetsp

    Painting Minis

    I needed to prime this weekend and live in an old drafty house and it was around 20 degrees outside. I wanted to warm up the can, so I put it under my shirt to use body heat. I was jumping about making yipping noises when my wife said, "Why don't you just use the heating pad?". DOH! 🤣 So I did, and primed in the basement. The heating pad made it really easy to have the primer at a reasonable temp coming out of the can in the winter. Also, multiple short passes with primer are better than one thick pass. Got to come at all the angles quickly. It reduces risk of gooping.
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    Painting Minis

    Yellow is a difficult color. It takes a lot of pigment and our eyes pick up any variation in brush stroke or thickness so easily. I saw a presentation on just how difficult yellow was at a medical imaging conference. I don't remember the details, but it focused on the wavelength and energy spectrum properties. It's difficult in a lot of other contexts as well. I find it usually takes several carefully placed brushed coats of yellow to get it look okay. Pure white and pure black are almost non-existent in the real world. You're better using those to tint and shade other colors or really thin white for highlight. For something you think is flat black, tint it a tiny bit with another color it can stay really dark just not pure black. That was the advice from an oil-painting class years ago anyway. One of the more difficult things to do as well, that really stands out on a miniature is eyes. There's a chunk of our brain devoted to facial recognition and it will pick up details on the eyes over everything else. A little off in any way and it pops out. I don't quite know how some of the professionals do it. I generally use a black ink or shade in the eye sockets to darken them. When that's dry I use a 10/0 brush to put a small horizontal oval using an ivory or bone white. Pure white stands out too much; look at peoples eyes in real life and what color do you see? Then using black (yeah I said don't above but it's soooo tiny), try to make a triangle pointing down starting from the middle top of the white oval. I do this by putting my 10/0 brush onto the center of the top of the white oval and then stroking down a tad. If the stroke goes over below, it's not too hard to come back with flesh color and correct it from the bottom of the eye using horizontal strokes. All this said, I mess up eyes about a quarter of the time, paint over it and try again the next day. Doing it immediately is too frustrating, and I usually don't wait for it to dry and it just becomes a bigger mess. Sometimes I just give up and figure it'll just always have that goofy expression and I'm moving on because it's just not going to happen. Aka, don't sweat it too much.
  24. Given the other thread on helping a beginner get started in the hobby of painting minis, so much discussion resulted about what folks used. Sometimes it's better with a picture. So here's where I work at painting.
  25. garbetsp

    Painting Minis

    I almost forgot, "Brush Cleaner" really works. It extends the life of your brushes and keeps the tips pointy.

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