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by Alphyns
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Kickstarter 6 Discussion
Topic: PM changes
Replies: 49
Views: 4800

Re: PM changes

Well, I'm locked. I went a bit lighter than usual this time around since caverns don't show up in my games as much as they do in some other people's. Still, I was in for a couple hundred bucks. Then the PM arrived. The tiny treasures pack was a must add, and I almost said no to getting more of the t...
by Alphyns
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: How Do I Use This Stuff?
Topic: Reinforcing Ikea Alex drawers for DF storage?
Replies: 13
Views: 2655

Re: Reinforcing Ikea Alex drawers for DF storage?

Well, it took a while. To spread the costs out a bit I bought one or two Alex drawer sets at a time, built them, reinforced the drawers, and loaded them. Then repeated a paycheck or two later. Finally, I finished. Five sets of drawers are mostly full and sorted. Dungeon (KS1 and DoD) x2, Cavern (wit...
by Alphyns
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Post-Campaign Topics
Topic: painting moss
Replies: 8
Views: 1882

Re: painting moss

As you work on the moss you'll also find that you can break up the patterns a bit by reshaping the moss patches a bit. Some of them have thin areas that you can sometimes leave as stone -- so some pieces will have two moss patches others one big one. Other patches actually paint as stone pretty well...
by Alphyns
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Kickstarter 5 Discussion
Topic: Puzzle Floor Expectations
Replies: 12
Views: 2461

Re: Puzzle Floor Expectations

Maybe I'm missing something. But can't you just paint normal tiles to create a chess board? Why use the puzzle floors for that?
by Alphyns
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Gaming Talk
Topic: Where is everyone from?
Replies: 27
Views: 3658

Re: Where is everyone from?

Currently about three hours from Lake Geneva (by bike) just over the line into Illinois. Began playing with a friend's blue box. My first character was actually an entire party (there were two of us - he was the GM and I played all six adventurers). The only one I can remember anything about was tha...
by Alphyns
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Kickstarter 5 Discussion
Topic: Elevation Boxes
Replies: 137
Views: 19100

Re: Elevation Boxes

As others have noted, barring warped units, they do well as an elevation surface. As for storage: I just loaded mine with most of a marble Emperor's Palace mega pack. There is plenty of room for many not-full-wall-height pieces; dais pieces even stack. Things may rattle around a bit, but I'm not pla...
by Alphyns
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Post-Campaign Topics
Topic: Recommended size of painting batches
Replies: 9
Views: 1650

Re: Recommended size of painting batches

Any tips for either wasting less or at least being less bothered by it? Have some finished pieces with bling and minis set up on them. You'll still get sick when you realize how much paint you're "throwing away" but at least you can look at the final objective and say, "my players will be totally b...
by Alphyns
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: How Do I Use This Stuff?
Topic: Fixes before going to Customer Service?
Replies: 9
Views: 1749

Fixes before going to Customer Service?

I just got the second part of my DoD and there were some issues. Some pieces I'm going to have to talk to DF about replacing. But before I do there are some that I might be able to fix. Thanks in advance for the help and suggestions. Does anyone know what color or mix was used on the golem's skin (r...
by Alphyns
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:09 am
Topic: Paint Brushes for Dry brushing
Replies: 11
Views: 2049

Re: Paint Brushes for Dry brushing

Good catch, AnimeSensei, you are right. I should have specified brush soap rather than regular soap. I've tried brushes like the bushier ones that Biowizard mentioned but the effects, for me, are "streaky." With some areas getting dry brush much deeper into the recesses and others barely getting tou...
by Alphyns
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Kickstarter 5 Shipping
Topic: Pre-shipment Notification
Replies: 235
Views: 28959

Re: Pre-shipment Notification

I had a very pleasant surprise last night. Turns out my notification had gotten into my spam folder and escaped my notice when I checked in there for it (I blame the summer cold I've been fighting). So, I had three boxes to inventory last night. Four if you count the box of tissues I was going throu...

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