Lol, twisted brain cells come up with an idea. Sort of inspired by the Insider Trader and CraftWar threads.....
Might be fun to have a contest along the line of the mystery ingredient in the Iron Chef show. Take a household or trash item that most of us might have laying around the house and see what can be made out of it.... with very few rules other than you need to use that particular item..... I'm brain farting at the moment trying to think of something.... Say like an empty pill bottle (vitamin or prescription).
I had a very similar idea when I started my Flotsam and Jetsam thread (see the initial posting there) - There's tons of cool stuff out there that I want to keep but haven't come up with ideas yet, so I asked other users to join in a continuous brainstorming session. Somehow the thread developed in a different direction, but I'd be happy if this time we succeed.
If someone tells you that you have enough craft suplies and you don't need anymore, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
It's a great idea. DMG, Scotty, AJ and I briefly talked about a similar idea on a Crafters Tavern episode.... though it may have been after the episode. DMG thought that it could run in between craftwars, with a short build time.... maybe a week. One person puts the materials list together:
One piece of single corrugation cardboard X big One piece of card stock X big One piece of string X long 15 craft sticks 10 matchsticks 4 beads Glue sticks and/or PVA glue 4 sticks of hot glue
....and let the ideas fly!
I love the craft wars because I get to see variations on a single theme. I think the reverse could also be true: variations on the same starting equipment. I also love the name: Iron Crafter!
It didn't work, but it gave us ideas, took us in new directions. Things we would've never thought of. -Miles Dyson
Lots of fun i tell you.... they used to do that on the 3.5 forums for characters. they were giving a class, and you needed to create a charcater with that class involved. looking at them, i never played, they werre awesome characters.
so im definitely happy to see this here if it gets done.
druid:"Do you need healing ?"
knight:"i still have half of my health, so im fine."
DM:"the boss, crits, max damage which does 20 damage !"
Switching up every time between a "free build" and a have to only use what is on the list would add an extra level to it.
I do like seeing the stuff build on the CraftWars Contests, but wouldn't fit into most of the stuff I play. Keeping the genre open but restricting what you can use or having to use a certain part will make things open to other genres.
Having a shorter build time, hmm. Not sure if that is a good or bad idea. But I do like the idea of going from a month to maybe two weeks. Maybe have it twice a month? Combine the Mystery Part and Parts List ideas.... Say the 1st through the 15th be the Mystery Part open build and the 15th through the 30th be the have to stick to the list build?
It should be 1 item rather than a list. To keep it simple. It could be incorportated into CraftWar as a 4th division... IRonCrafter Item The winner gets to pick the next generic household item. The only real stipulation is that it should be something that would conceivable be found in most households.
When Curufin, DmScotty AJ and I discussed it we talked about a live "CraftOff" where the contestants had a set amount of time to use objects to create items. Each contestant would have to have only a set quantity of material, decided before hand, and then when the show starts they are given the objects they need to make and have 30 minutes to complete them.
erho: I will once again rise above Lurker status if I ever get back to painting, Real life work transitions... Adulting
Jan 31, 2020 16:23:29 GMT
factoriatabletop: sgtslag...oh man! you are right about it...
Mar 3, 2020 10:13:15 GMT
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok
May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else?
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
Jun 12, 2021 2:41:42 GMT