Post by oldschooldm on May 22, 2018 14:40:37 GMT -9
lightning graciously granted me early access to his fence model, so I could do a test build.... Here's the results. Pretty awesome - only some minor feedback, so the final set will be even awesomer. Consider joining the patreon.
Very cool. Did you bring the scenery broken down, or already put together? Granted, you have more experience setting up, but for a one-evening adventure, this looks quite involved on your end
This was a 2-hour run - and here's how it worked mechanically...
The buildings are all solid build (the Church is 3 pieces). There was one FDG two-part tree, but all the rest was fold-flat. Scene changing goes quickly because I have everyone participate in the construction.
I moved from the town scene to the forest by simply setting aside the clear polycarbonate that the buildings, petting zoo, and NPCs were sitting on. Changed backdrop (which was sitting behind the starting backdrop) and the map.
Then I got out the fold-flat trees and the lichen and said "You get to play with my toys, please put the trees where you see trees on the map and these bushes too." I built and placed the WWG backdrop "wall" of trees while they did the slotted and fold-flat adapted trees and such. When they were sill working, I moved a few things around for visibility and balance. That took 5-10 minutes tops.
For the final scene, I quickly scooped off the trees/lichen to the sides, flipped the map to the other side, built my 3-piece fold-flat Ogre house kitbash and had them help me replace the trees. I put the large FDG tree in the center (there was a trap there) and the cart. That took less than 5 minutes.
So - the answer is planning, practice, and audience participation. :-)
I found having the group "do" the builds real-time leads to better "investment" in the terrain - they know the interesting places, because they built them!
Very nicely managed. When I have gone to gaming 'conventions', more like a meet really, it seems that folks lose interest quickly. By creating 'investment' and 'ownership', you are loading the dice in favor of a great game.
There are no strangers in this world,only people I haven't embarrassed ... yet!
Vermin King: Not the style you are looking for, but try a search for 'paper theatre' or 'paper theater', and you will find a few pages of epinal figures. Not many, but I know there are a few
May 14, 2019 5:08:58 GMT -9
shep: Does anyone know where to find decent individual minis of late Roman Republic era civilians? From senator to slave, every mini would be great, as long as they are not legionaires or generals or other military (Praetorian Guard and Roman Vigiles excluded)
May 14, 2019 4:20:32 GMT -9
wyvern: Nah, just rewatched the 1931 Universal "Dracula" movies (the Lugosi one and the Spanish version)
May 1, 2019 12:20:34 GMT -9
Vermin King: did you do your bonfire?
Apr 30, 2019 10:08:38 GMT -9
woosh: also, where can i find cool ships and mechs? im looking particularly for any spider tanks or spider mechs. ive seen the site with all the mechwarrior papercrafts and ive made a couple of those but none of them are especially spider-like
Apr 7, 2019 12:38:49 GMT -9
woosh: ebbles sent me here when i asked about his ud41 utility dropship, and that hed seen a mod that had 4 engines, which id like to try
Apr 7, 2019 12:37:22 GMT -9
woosh: i was typing up a thread and it said it was too big. soooo whatever
Apr 7, 2019 12:36:03 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sorry, long day yesterday ...
Apr 7, 2019 4:37:09 GMT -9
woosh: is anyone currently online?
Apr 6, 2019 19:10:30 GMT -9
woosh: hello! i am new. im currently typing up a thread in the 'say hi' forum
Apr 6, 2019 19:09:52 GMT -9
okumarts: ANYONE can do it!
Apr 2, 2019 9:46:48 GMT -9
chiefasaur: Sweet tutorial! Now I know how to make paper minis ;P
Apr 1, 2019 19:15:04 GMT -9
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