Hello there! I am Raven, 30 years old and I hail from Portugal.
I've been playing D&D for something like 15 years+ but mostly 2nd edition AD&D. We've tried 3rd ed and 3.5 but, for some reason, found ourselves constantly breaking the flow of the game with skill checking and whatnot so we got bored, took some rules from that edition we liked and went straight back to good old 2nd edition. When 4th edition came out I've tried 2 or 3 sessions but the whole thing felt like an MMORPG or some computer game and I didn't really saw it as Dungeons and Dragons. Maybe that's the archaic side of me that's just so used to 2nd edition..I don't know. Time went by and our gaming group dispersed and the new DM had a style that just wasnt for me so that ended up with me growing apart from not just D&D but RP as well.
Recently I've gain interest in Miniatures so I bought the D&D: Legend of Drizzt / Castle Ravenloft board games, a few old Cheap Warhammer packs on eBay and ordered a bunch of 3D prints for minis (turns out it a lot cheaper). From here, I started to also gain interest in board games since I get to paint those minis, use them on that game and also on possible D&D sessions.
I stumbled upon the DMG youtube channel and fell in love with his modular dungeons. Heard DM Scotty's name from his Youtube channel and decided to register on the Forum, in the hopes of contributing to the community and getting a few tips. I'm an absolute beginner on both painting and dungeon modeling but I'm sure these will be great for my upcomming 5th Edition sessions.
What do you mean "I have enough dice and miniatures around the house?" Are you mad woman?!! THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ENOUGH DICE AND MINIATURE!
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