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Epaka

It’s Always Sunny in Gloomhaven

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I’m working to get the 6 starting heroes from Gloomhaven painted up so I can get that beast of a game to the table. It is interesting to tackle some High-Fantasy minis after the hundreds of Low-Fantasy minis I’ve painted for Conan. 

As per my usual MO, I’m trying to follow the game art in my color selections. It isn’t easy with this game though, since the game art has so many lighting effects and some fairly unusual color schemes going on. I’m fairly happy with them; not destined for a display case, but good enough for my game table!

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We just started playing Gloomhaven. Loving it. I did paint the Cragheart, but of course don't the photo on my phone :(. I went quick and dirty. I don't want this getting in the way of my Conan painting! Fortunately, there are few to paint. 

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Agreed @garbetsp... These are a real mixed bag of minis, and very different in every respect from most of the other minis I’ve painted. They are cartoonish, with a pretty wide range of quality and detail. Some I kinda like, others not so much. For example, the Spellweaver looks ok from the front or back, but at an angle you see that she was almost sculpted in 2D. She’s super flat, with no dimensionality to her. Of course, the minis in Gloomhaven are really an afterthought, and the creator of the game even acknowledged that he didn’t really want minis in the game at first. His desire to create a more Euro style game is evident throughout, even down to the art for the components and game board tiles. I’m looking at adding more bling to the game by building scenery using dental stone and silicone molds from Hirst Arts.  

All that said, I haven’t got it to the table yet, but I think we are going to love playing it!

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21 hours ago, Epaka said:

Agreed @garbetsp... These are a real mixed bag of minis, and very different in every respect from most of the other minis I’ve painted. They are cartoonish, with a pretty wide range of quality and detail. Some I kinda like, others not so much. For example, the Spellweaver looks ok from the front or back, but at an angle you see that she was almost sculpted in 2D. She’s super flat, with no dimensionality to her. Of course, the minis in Gloomhaven are really an afterthought, and the creator of the game even acknowledged that he didn’t really want minis in the game at first. His desire to create a more Euro style game is evident throughout, even down to the art for the components and game board tiles. I’m looking at adding more bling to the game by building scenery using dental stone and silicone molds from Hirst Arts.  

All that said, I haven’t got it to the table yet, but I think we are going to love playing it!

My group is fairly hooked on it at the moment. The minis got nothing on Conan, but as you say, they are an afterthought. 

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@Matt John S, I’ve seen that some peeps out there use other minis, including from Conan, instead of the cardboard standees for Gloomhaven. I might follow suit. I’m currently assembling one of those storage solutions for organizing Gloomhaven. I got the one from Daedalus instead of the one from Broken Token. It has a better look, doesn’t result in cover lift, and has nice etchings on the side so you know what everything is. I’ve also ordered a couple sets of 12-sides dice to use for tracking hit points for the baddies. I’ve seen others do that, and it looks like a better solution instead of having to refer back to the monsters card and count up tokens. 

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@Epaka Oh man, I love the idea of using dice to track hp. That is the most fiddly part! What I want to do is find some numbered sticks in large quantites that I can stick to the top of exiting minis so I can have minis for the bad guys...

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4 hours ago, Matt John S said:

@Epaka Oh man, I love the idea of using dice to track hp. That is the most fiddly part! What I want to do is find some numbered sticks in large quantites that I can stick to the top of exiting minis so I can have minis for the bad guys...

Or a little disk shaper dial type counter that can sit underneath the mini. 🤔

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11 minutes ago, garbetsp said:

I use a 3-d printed dice holder for the standees.

 

I'm clueless on the television reference.

 

 

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It's Always Sunny in.... Philadelphia!

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