Hey Folks, I work as an archaeologist, teacher and anthropologist, and I've begun a series detailing the history, folklore and mythology of your favorite monsters. I'm working some bugs out still, but I hope you'll enjoy.
I created an account, just so I could reply to your post. You have me looking forward to your next delivery! Loved the content and loved the visuals presented.
There are audio annoyances, but as you said this is a Gen1 product, so harsh judgement is not warranted! The delivery seemed a bit over dramatic, but after the first couple of minutes, it became normal to me
What's your next subject? Dragons? Werewolves? Zombies?
I'm interested to see how you'll cover such things as Gelatinous Cubes, Displacer Beasts or Peryton!
Will you move, eventually?, into pure fantasy creatures, or will you stick with creatures that have historical equivalents, like griffons, cyclops, naga, etc, so that there is more content to pull from across various cultures and time periods?
Thanks for your current videos - quite enjoyable and I've sent this forum link to a few of my gaming geek buddies - telling them they need to check them out!
Wow, thanks sunwolfnc, that's some high praise! Yes I do apologize for the audio, I had to switch from one DAW to another and there was a bit of a learning curve, but I should have them ironed out somewhat in the next episode.
And yes it's VERY overdramatic, granted. That's partially me trying to ape my own writing and partially me trying to ape Nerdwriter1, but also the Troll episode was the first I wrote so it's a bit stilted on its own. I'll be working on that likely as long as I'm doing these, but that really helps.
I plan on primarily sticking with creatures and monsters which originate in folklore, yet have bearing on today (ie everyone knows the Minotaur but not everyone knows Yokai etc). Anything that is also covered by the Monster Manual gets quite a bit of preference, even though this won't be D&D exclusive. That said, when it comes to several MM monsters, I still plan on covering them in some depth, like the Chinasaurs that led to the Owlbear and Rust Monster as one episode, or the original creations like the Beholder, the Gelatinous Cube, and the Displacer Beast as it's own. As far as "Dragons, Werewolves, Zombies" go, all I can say is "yes, yes and yes" with at LEAST one of them being a two-parter.
I've written about 5 scripts ahead, and while I don't want to spill too much, the next episode will be the humble (but not really) Kobold.
it will be hard for you to overcome AJ monster Ecology vids. they are so detailed. though i wish he had better audio in his vids.
as for yours, its cool keep going some good info in there !
Fortunately, such is not my goal. AJ's videos are fantastic, creative, in depth looks at monsters purely from a D&D perspective and only within that plane of observation. Mine emphasize the real-world folklore, mythology, religious aspects through to modern day fantasy and pop culture. I do this through linguistic histories and comparative studies through an anthropological lens.
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