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!
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