Post by Vermin King on Apr 6, 2018 10:54:36 GMT -9
Okay, these aren't really pop-up monsters, but I think the concept would work.
Your party is venturing through the dungeon, town, sewer or woods. They are traveling on these beautiful ground tiles you have provided for their edification and to enhance the mood, when as the DM, you reach down and flip a tile over revealing the dragon, sorcerer or whatever. When he is vanquished, you flip the tile back. If you really want to get fancy, the bordering tile could be flipped over revealing the loot, or the gate to another secret area or whatever.
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Post by cowboyleland on Apr 6, 2018 22:30:42 GMT -9
I have actually toyed with this idea. I submitted a ratman to a Hoard years ago that folded flat and popped up. I was watching a whole series of pop-up tutorials on youtube a few weeks ago. It is a cool idea but pop-up design is a whole skill to learn on its own.
On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
Since I am having 'issues' I just did some exploring the net last night. Yes, it's an art, but all of what we do is art.
So, I was looking at pop-up cards. These czrds seem to be divided into 90 degree cards and 180 degree cards. I was thinking more like the 180's, but the 90's are a whale of a lot easier, and we have seen a few examples of these in recent years, but if one had a good handle on the 180's, I think these would be of more use to gamers, at least for encounters. I'm not thinking that this would be any more than just a special encounter. A way to do something differently than just setting a figure on the table.
But what type of encounter would warrant this? Not sure. To make it work for something substantial, you would need to figure out the mountain and valley folds to get the figure to fold in on itself. You also have to calculate where the cross-pieces should be. There are pieces that encourage the unfolding.
This probably needs to be an idea to come back to... I think it would be cool, but what would warrant the effort? If one had experience with this, it would probably be easier to do others
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Post by cowboyleland on Apr 7, 2018 7:45:23 GMT -9
I was thinking the monster would be on a base that would fold up and you can move it around. It would give flat storage for large (huge, colossal) 2.5d figures (my obsession.) Here is the series I dove into one night: www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGJZbNh9Phs
Exactly. That is why I think this would be 'nifty', but not that useful.
Unless it is guarding something pinned to a spot.
See, I was hoping you would go all in and come up with a system for the tiles to slide around on an articulated path, like those little sliding tile puzzle games ...
"Hang on you guys, I just gotta ... slide ... this one over here, then slide that one over there, then flip these three and ... doody. Okay. Wait. Oh, I can move this here, slide that one there, flip these two over, slide this one, and ... okay. So the wizard uses his move, and ..."
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