I wandered around Cancon (one of the bigger conventions down under, i'd say 50-100 gamming tables setup for lots of different games) about a month ago. I usually go to have a look at the terrain and get idea's etc.
To call a lot of the terrain abysmal would be putting it mildly (is it like that elsewere?), most of it was obviously thrown together in 5mins, matt black coke cans upside down etc (except you could still read coca-cola through the paint). Don't get me wrong there were a few commercial/advertising tables being used and these were really good (probably a few 100 person hrs assembling each one).
What struck me the most is that a lot of the tables could have been improved 100x with just a little Dave/FDG/WWG terrain (even un-edged). When I asked a few peps most had never heard of any of them so market penetration down-under is virtually zero ( possibly just me and LordAb ).
Thats the terrain half I saw 0 paper models or mini's
"There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar: it keeps the mind nimble, it kills prejudice, and it fosters humour." George Santayana, philosopher (1863-1952)
Post by Vermin King on Mar 13, 2011 17:49:35 GMT -9
I still remember my heavy gaming days in the early 80s when the PAINTED Coke can would be a step up from the books for hills, boxes for buildings terrain we used back then. It's funny how some players now either want terrain that costs as much as a college education or none at all. I don't get it.
You can do so much with paper construction, and so many players look down on it. Others use it to fill in until they can afford better. And most don't know it exists.
<-- Throwing up hands
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Post by cowboyleland on Mar 13, 2011 19:52:55 GMT -9
Part of it is everything is a compromise and everyone has a different idea of what is ideal. I think my 2.5d figs are ideal because they are not too fiddly yet you can see them from all sides. But they are more fiddly than 2d figs and they don't look as good at Tirik's 3d figs so, instead of being the great middle solution I thought they were I think they are seen as the worst part of both options. Similarly, if paper is slightly less realistic than rosin and I can't afford rosin why not go with an empty cereal box instead of paying for a Graffam. Sure it looks better, but does it look $5 better? We think so, but $5 is infinitely bigger than $0.
On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
Now don't get me wrong; I love Darkmook, and own all that stuff. Heck, I pushed to get the backdrop included. You gotta admit tho that Lovecraftian horror, 'classic' werewolves, and even non-Warhammer-esque vampires is scarce.
Well, Darkmook did draw werewolves, he did a full sheet of werewolf doddles and posted it on the forum. He simply didn't finished them
And they were amazing! I never bought a set from him because I don't care for zombie stuff, but I would buy any werewolf set he released in an instant! (there was some vampire stuff too, but modern age vampires, White-Wolf like, not Bram Stocker like)
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Mar 30, 2020 17:18:33 GMT -9
Parduz: how are you going, guys? things are running so fast!
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marcpasquin: After Goscinny died, people thought it would be the end of Asterix as he was the writing part of the team but Uderzo managed to keep it going and eventually pass on the torch to new teams that still produce albums to this day.
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marcpasquin: Asterix was such a big part of my childhood. Not only did I read all the albums but every years the cartoon movies were part of "Ciné-Cadeau", a holiday time programming block on Télé-Québec that showed animated movies for kids.
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lightning: I cannot count how often I read Asterix and Obelix as a kid. Loved how it always ended at a big town dinner around a huge bonfire and the troubadour was gagged somewhere so he couldn't sing. Good times!
Mar 25, 2020 0:03:40 GMT -9
Parduz: I still love that comics. Some of them (around the middle age of Asterix production) have some of the best story/dialogues/jokes ever.
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squirmydad: God I LOVED those books as a child. Sorry to see him pass.
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wyvern: RIP Albert Uderzo, co-creator with René Goscinny of the Asterix comic books. [And no, he died from a heart attack.]
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Vermin King: Trump is an S-hole, but Clinton should be in prison. I don't like Biden, but at least it's a step up from 2016
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Vermin King: Well, my efforts to reboot 2020 haven't worked, so I probably won't try the others. BTW, I have always said I am an equal opportunity politician basher. Trump is undoubtedly an ass, but I still have to look at him being the lesser of two evils.
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Parduz: well, then may i ask if we go pre 1994 so we could get rid of Bungasconi...
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ignatious: perhaps a system restore on 2020 might work, and if we go pre 2016 maybe we could get rid of the trumpvirus.
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Vermin King: I tried, but it hasn't worked so far. Maybe I will try again
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Parduz: pls reboot the 2020, then.
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Vermin King: Rebooting the whole system fixed it
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lightning: and yet you are able to post here @vermin king?
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Vermin King: Panic -- when you've been sick during a pandemic and have to self quarantine, and then wake up to no cable or internet
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Parduz: ... and some upper lip mods? Perhaps?
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