Post by nikloveland on Sept 15, 2010 17:41:51 GMT -9
Yeah, I gave our miniatures game that name back when I was young and stupid (and thought I was being clever). According to the History of Bellicose it used to mean 'romantic hamster' (yet again, back when I was young/stupid/non-clever). We have had many comments about that actually. Most don't know it is an English word. We just like to think we are improving vocabulary one table-top miniatures game at a time!
In italian , just like for my spanish neighbour Reivaj, "Bellico" (the accent is on the "e") is an adjective that means "for the war". "Bellicoso" is another adjective used to define the "mood" of an aggressive person, but it implies in a negative meaning, as Wordreference properly explain: www.wordreference.com/iten/Bellicoso
Post by boffothesane on Sept 17, 2010 5:16:24 GMT -9
I think in an alternate reality the game was called "Must...Kill..." But in that universe, it was mistaken as an instructional manual for serial killers and the staff of Sanity Studios were all hauled off to prison.
As mentioned in a previous message, Bellicose means "romantic hamster" in the ancient tongue. The gods who created the world of Bellicose often turn to the ancient tongue when they need to name something. It is evident, however, that the ancients were remarkably silly. It hasn't stopped the gods, though.
For example, another world created by some of the same gods was a planet-sized pile of dung, which they named "Krakasplod". Sounds appropriate; but in the ancient tongue, this means "pock-marked granmother's tofu soup" which is not even relevant. Why would any language have a single word that means something like that?
Anyhoo, Krakasplod was a popping place for a while - lots of microbial life-forms and creepy-crawly things. The life on the planet eventually died out. It turns out that dung is not as much of a renewable resource as the gods thought it would be. The gods of Bellicose and the ancients seemed to have silliness in common.
I hope nobody was eating when they read this - I just thought everyone deserved to know...
oldschooldm: Yup. More power to anyone who tries it. It will only whet the appetite for people who want paper minis that were designed to be paper minis. :-) Fronts and Backs FOREVER! :-) [... it's bait, don't bite it! ... ]
Mar 25, 2019 8:13:22 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Now I have seen it. It doesn't advance our hobby, but anyone with half a brain who wanted 2nd rate figures could easily figure this out for themselves so I guess he isn't doing any harm.
Mar 19, 2019 17:53:59 GMT -9
berneart76: well, this is fun, (not) transferring all my papercrafting sets into the cloud. The stuff I got from DriveTrhruRPG was simple with their library desktop app,but my other stuff, sometimes with multiple duplicate copies is entertaining.
Mar 1, 2019 15:44:32 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King I usually use a mix of drybrush/watercolor/photocopy and occasionally posterizing at different levels of opacity.
Feb 26, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King, that's similar to the enhancing that I do on my texturing. I've found that sometimes I need to scale up or scale down the image (usually by 50 or 25 percent down or 200 or 300 percent up) to make get the enhancements to look "right"
Feb 26, 2019 20:44:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: On the zebras, I did multiple enhancements and cartoon filters and used them at 100%, and they still didn't look that different than the photos
Feb 26, 2019 12:27:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: When I make a figure or terrain piece based on a photo, I clean it up and align things to look 'right', then I create another layer and do enhancing and cartoonizing on it. I then adjust opacity over the photo image until it looks good. On the zebras,
Feb 26, 2019 12:26:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: berneart76, do you mean giving them green or purple manes and tails? and a few piercings? maybe a cig hanging out of their mouths?
Feb 26, 2019 12:24:18 GMT -9
Vermin King: cartoonizing a zebra doesn't do much
Feb 20, 2019 5:59:28 GMT -9
Vermin King: And due to the snow, I'm off tonight. I am going to miss the cash on the paycheck, but I'm glad they want their employees to be safe
Feb 15, 2019 10:52:24 GMT -9
ignatious: Actually I was referring to the two previous posts. I was trying to be subtle in order to sublimate the crassness. Read them again, but in Mel Brooks voice while he is winking, and nudging the person to his right.
Feb 9, 2019 13:38:11 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sure. Euphemize us
Feb 8, 2019 18:40:48 GMT -9
ignatious: would anyone care for a euphemism?
Feb 8, 2019 13:40:27 GMT -9
cowboyleland: We hadn't had snow for a few days. Last night the plow came down my street and did nothing but fill every ones driveways back in. Just for practice, I guess.
Feb 8, 2019 7:48:16 GMT -9
Vermin King: In KC we had an ice storm (with thunder sleet) the other night. Left things drivable, but last night the plow came down my street. They took all the rough edges off. Might as well have ran a Zamboni...
Feb 8, 2019 6:42:32 GMT -9
okumarts: Vermin King... Mind Blown!
Feb 5, 2019 19:32:30 GMT -9