I was inspired by Dungeons and Dragons Online in which they have a spell called Otto's Dancing Sphere that puts up a Disco ball shaped spell that flashes lights to crowd control the enemies. Felt it was a good way to convey dancing lights to my players in pen and paper.
So I Picked up a tube of 16 mirror ball Christmas ornaments from the 1 dollar section at the local Target to make some "Dancing" Lights markers out of.
The ornaments are plastic. The cap pulls right off, will probably reuse them as brasiers or trap parts. Cut off the part the cap attaches to and you have a nice Disco Ball shaped spell marker. Glue it to a clear straw or empty ball point pen tube then attach it to a stand and presto Dancing Light.
Warning don't use hotglue on these. The heat of the hot glue warps and deforms the ornaments plastic. Elmer's or super glue works fine though.
It's been a while, but I think one effect of the spell, is to make it look like floating torches? If so, Scotty's Q-tip torches could be used to great effect, with your basing scheme. Scotty's transparency fire conflagration could be used to mimic the other version of this spell: a blob of fire, similar to a small Fire Elemental (shooting from memory here, I may be wrong, but I am thinking of the 1st Ed AD&D version of this spell -- don't think it has been used at all in my 2nd Ed. AD&D games...).
Regardless, your technique is very neat. Filed it away for future reference -- another Tool added to the Box. Cheers!
Orb of the Dancing Sphere Level 1 Daily * Arcane, Psychic Range: Close Burst 20 Target: All creatures in burst Attack: +100 vs Will Hit: All creatures in the burst radius drop their weapons. All creatures begin to resolve combat through a dance off. Special: This power lasts until the end of the encounter, or until dawn, which ever comes first.
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