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  1. garbetsp

    Modiphius Conan Crossover

    Is it going to be possible to get this at Retail? I never got in on the initial Kickstarter. My shelves are getting crushed by the Conan sized offerings these days.
  2. garbetsp

    Show your Zaporavo!

    I think he's fine. Don't be too critical of yourself. The face is very emotive and that is something that is very hard to do. He looks like a sad Don Quixote.
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    Show your Zaporavo!

    @rhogg27184 I like your work, but the last few photos have been a little dark on the mini and the white balance is off so they don't shine like I think they should. I think the auto sensor is overwhelmed by the white background and missing on the auto-balance. Here's the same photo corrected and cropped a bit, I think the color shows through a bit better.
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    Show your Captain

    You know the drill. Now hop to it soldier!
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    Show Your Thak

    Here's my first pass. I'm going to go back and give him some finger/toe nail detail and decorate the base. However, the weird lighting on this shot with a cheap phone kinda works. Thak is about to punch something in the dark.
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    Community Generated Campaign

    Games Workshop basically used White Dwarf for years to promote their products. It's general format was along those lines. A monthly is hard to crank out, maybe a quarterly is more in the realm of possibility. It should cover the full line of Monolith games. I would totally subscribe and submit miniature pictures. I think the licensing for Batman and Conan might be a little thorny.
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    Community Generated Campaign

    I think the lesson on printing and shipping is that if one wants to run an "at cost" offering there is a need to charge a "handling" fee of about 10% of overall cost to cover problems, and time involved. I.e., "at cost" is not just printing and initial shipping, there are more costs to being successful. Heck at this point, I'd be okay with a little more on the next one to cover those who previously didn't get their copy.
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    Shinobi7 acquire Conan rights

    Look at their other offerings. I have serious doubts about their ability to deliver something of the scope of Monolith's offering. However, Conan vs. My Little Ponies has some potential. Also, I don't think the licensing is necessarily exclusive.
  9. I've gotted Thogged down painting pirates, so I took a break and did this instead. Pallantides is in a pickle.
  10. So to pick up the few items I didn't get I have eBay searches saved in my profile. Then today, this pops up: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mythic-Battles-Pantheon-Erishkigal-Model-Expansion-BRAND-NEW/202410765830?hash=item2f209f2e06:g:WCAAAOSw5V1bV7KV. Just what the heck is that? Is it bootleg Mythic Battles? Fan-made expansion?
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    [Khitai] Tower

    We need a reference pdf of all LOS for all maps in this format.
  12. garbetsp

    Gen Con 2018

    I got so excited I went all in on Mythic Battles 1.5.
  13. In the rushed confusion of Gencon 2018, my understanding is they are reworking Corinthia to make Conan work with Mythic Battles on a broader scale. What that means, or it was just a fevered dream induced by black lotus, I don't know but I find the prospect exciting.
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    Gen Con 2018

    I'll be there.
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    Show your Zaporavo!

    Now that gets the award for angriest face. He really looks upset and ready to do battle.
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    Show your Zaporavo!

    For some reason I got one with a crooked nose. Decided to leave it that way, gives him a sad look. Managed to mess up the eyes so they don't point in the same direction. Decided to leave it that way as well, adds to the sad ambiance.
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    Show your Bossonian Archers!

    Purple because their tile is purple...
  18. I was trying to do rough through's of the scenario I'm working on. I looked at dice average calculations and realized that using these calculations is misleading. A far better statistic is the median. The reason for this (especially with reroll) is that distributions can be asymmetrical so the average is misleading. The median roll represents one could expect to roll or better 50% of the time. https://github.com/spgarbet/conan/blob/master/dice.R Thus with some shorthand, I could quickly roll through my scenario multiple times till the median outcomes were fairly balanced. Now for actual playtesting with dice. Also, this exercise has informed my game play as to what is a good use of gems versus a poor one. Take for example Conan with a 2-handed sword versus a Black One. He can't reroll so the expected median is straight-forward, He can invest 1-5 gems in the attack and expect to get 3,5,6,7,9 hits or greater 50% of the time. The Black One has an armor value of 3, so a 4 is needed for a kill. Thus 2 gems would be sufficient, but the Overlord can guard, and it's going to take 4 gems with a Crow in the right position to get him back. Each gem invested cancels the same number of hits or better 50% of the time. So the overlord could spend up to 4 gems to save a Black One. These means 4 or more will be cancelled. So Conan needs to hit for 7 or better and needs to invest 4 gems to get a 50% or better outcome chance of killing the Black One. So, to be sure he's getting a kill he should invest 5 gems in the attack. At this point the OL decides it's not worth it and doesn't guard at all spending nothing! So killing a Black One for Conan is an expensive investment. Thus Conan has to look for opportunities when the OL has run low on gems, because it's a tough won and expensive fight.
  19. I've still not seen hide nor hair of a Black Ones Scenario. I had some ideas of how to maybe put one together and thought I'd share and maybe get a discussion going. Use the Ruined Fort map. It's not exactly what was described in the story, but the closest. The Overlord would place 4 hidden tokens, 3 pirates and one Sancha (Thalis figure). These are the bound captives. They cannot be attacked until freed. It takes Conan one simple manipulation to free a pirate or Sancha. The Black Ones are not alerted initially, and will only have a few on the map, maybe two? Once 4 are freed, Conan, Sancha and the pirates can flee the map. The Black Ones can use a crow to raise Thog from the pool when all 4 are freed. Crows are used to reinforce The Black Ones on the Map. The overlord wins if Conan, Sancha or all but one pirate dies. The heroes win if Conan, Sancha and 1 pirate escape the map. That's the general idea. It's had zero play testing or balancing. The balancing can be done via the number of initial Black Ones or the number of pirates bound on the map.
  20. garbetsp

    Black Ones Discussion

    I think it's close to working. Some playthroughs have had some interesting moments and both sides have managed a win at this point.
  21. garbetsp

    Black Ones Discussion

    I'm made a first pass at it. I'm now actively working on balancing, so I'm going to still be modifying to suit. Oddly, it's rarely in Conan's interest to fight unless something is blocking his way forward or the OL has few gems (which he starts with very few to build the alarm). https://www.conan-scenarios.com/scenarioPage.php?MissionId=1219
  22. And cares not for the paint glob on his right shoulder.
  23. garbetsp

    Yogah strides forth

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