The treasures wrought from plundered stone Will awaken the guardian hewn from bone
~ excerpt from a tale of Gold and Darkness
A warning carved in stone at the entrance to the Bone Guardians lair. The Dungeon Explorers failed a perception check and missed it. Much to their chagrin.
OneMonk's great looking Dungeon Explorers and Bone Golem. I modified the bone golem trying to experiment with different looks and levels of menace.
The various props are mostly from my WWG collection. The large crates in the background and the one the female is standing on is from StoneEdges:Dungeons Vol 1. I cannot remember where the doors & small chest are from(other than they were a free download). The tile set is made by myself using Tonshas tile as a base.
Photo taken at my work desk with just the magnifier work lamp and a 150watt natural light bulb. A little post-wrok and cropping done in Photoshop.
As I was looking at the middle skull on the bone golem, the cyclops skull, I was reminded of the theory that the cyclops entered Greek mythology as a result of the ancients finding mammoth and mastadon skulls. Those critters' skulls have a great big hole in the middle of the front where the trunk attaches to the head. The ancients mistook this nasal passage for a single eye socket, and voila!, the cyclops was born.
Very moody and atmospheric! This is the kind of photos I want to ad to my website. When I do the site revision, I'll be looking to add 1000x200 pixel vignette scenes like this on each page. If I get enough I can start swapping them out randomly. I'll happily trade figure sets for photos done like this 1 for 1. I'll be doing some on my own ,but I really want to get you builders to supply me with cool photos like this. More, more more!!! JIM
Any in game action. later I will request figure photos of single sets in context, like dungeon fights or battlefields, that sort.
1000x200 will be the finished size, the bigger the better, I can edit and crop it.
My offer will be to everyone who want to photograph like this. I'm looking for Worldworks level photography. This means clean model builds, good lighting and sharp pictures. In exchange ,I'll give you a figure set of your choice for every photo I accept.
And thanks, I am getting better at making the figures look 3D. The elementals in progress should look great as well. JIM
shep: Also, all the best for the rest of you lot. Stay save, get well, whatever you need!
Apr 7, 2020 21:39:28 GMT -9
shep: Great sentiment, @coyotepunc! All the best for your son, and get well yourself, too...
Apr 7, 2020 21:38:40 GMT -9
Coyotepunc: Thanks, guys. He's still pretty sick, but no trouble breathing. So we are staying away from the hospitals, so the people who truly need them can use them.
Apr 7, 2020 20:07:59 GMT -9
squirmydad: My supervisor's state of mind; she's been climbing the walls begging to put us back in the game. All of Maintenance and Administration are still out, but my supervisor wants to invent projects to bring us back in.
Apr 7, 2020 13:23:32 GMT -9
Vermin King: So, essentially, what was so essential today?
Apr 7, 2020 13:16:18 GMT -9
squirmydad: I've been declared "Essential" for today only. Off to work, paper-crafting tonight then.
Apr 7, 2020 6:34:17 GMT -9
Vermin King: Two months?!? I need to stop whining. Where's my Wambulance?
Apr 7, 2020 6:05:47 GMT -9
wyvern: Anecdotally, a number of people seem to have been ill with a protracted 'flu-like illness since last winter (NOT Covid-19). I had 'flu for two months from mid December myself. Unhelpfully, my symptoms included cough + fever, identical to Covid-19.
Apr 7, 2020 4:26:04 GMT -9
Vermin King: Best of luck with that, Coyotepunc. Being sick since 03/17, I can somewhat relate to your condition, but I don't have the worry of my kid having problems on top of my own. All the best, sir
Apr 7, 2020 3:58:13 GMT -9
alloydog: @coyotepunc - even at 30+, they still yer babies! Not that they appreciate being called that!
Apr 7, 2020 1:14:36 GMT -9
alloydog: Of course, it doesn't help if the mucus is in the trachea.
Apr 7, 2020 1:13:33 GMT -9
alloydog: old squirmydad mentioned fennel tea. If that sort of thing is not for you, or is hard to get, I saw a WHO video where they said to drink plenty of warm/hot drinks, such as tea, coffee, even milk, because it helps shift mucus from the throat to the stomach.
Apr 7, 2020 1:13:07 GMT -9
Coyotepunc: So it's going to be a long night of taking his temp every hour... he's 19 but still my baby
Apr 6, 2020 17:56:28 GMT -9
Coyotepunc: I've been dealing with a variety of covid-19 symtpoms since January, except for the fever (12% of cases have no fever.) My kid woke up with almost all the symptoms including high fever today.
Apr 6, 2020 17:56:01 GMT -9
squirmydad: Bag is handy, if you find it loose use the seeds, but then you need something like an infuser or it's a mess.
Apr 6, 2020 7:24:51 GMT -9
shep: most likely bag...
Apr 6, 2020 6:32:37 GMT -9
ignatious: just out of curiosity squimrydad, for the tea seed, frond, or bulb?
Apr 6, 2020 2:37:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: My friend Mike brought a sword to his church last night, but since he was there recording his sermon for today, he thought it would be okay
Apr 5, 2020 18:27:03 GMT -9
marcpasquin: Every time I go out, my wife tells me to be safe and reminds that as this is not a zombie apocalypse, I am not allowed to bring a chainsword with me to the grocery store.
Apr 5, 2020 17:44:30 GMT -9
Vermin King: No, this is the first time I have heard of it
Apr 5, 2020 14:05:13 GMT -9