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    dalarpguy42 got a reaction from Force Majeure in Getting back into painting after long hiatus   
    First pass on Death Troopers. Super easy and look good up close. From a distance, though, they look like they’re primed, and that’s it...
     

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    dalarpguy42 got a reaction from Force Majeure in Getting back into painting after long hiatus   
    So, its been 10+ years since I last painted minis regularly. As a log time fan of order, of course I’m siding with the empire...
    Feedback is appreciated, what do you guys think?  Obviously I still need to base them, but they’re table ready otherwise. I’m slow to paint due to back issues, so I’ve only got the AT-ST and one unit of storm troopers.
     


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    dalarpguy42 reacted to kris40k in The Popcorn Bucket AT-AT   
    RIP Dak
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    dalarpguy42 got a reaction from Stasy in Getting back into painting after long hiatus   
    So, its been 10+ years since I last painted minis regularly. As a log time fan of order, of course I’m siding with the empire...
    Feedback is appreciated, what do you guys think?  Obviously I still need to base them, but they’re table ready otherwise. I’m slow to paint due to back issues, so I’ve only got the AT-ST and one unit of storm troopers.
     


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    dalarpguy42 reacted to fade_74 in Scarif themed rebels.   
    Another, more top-down view, as per your requests.  I should have added this image when I first made the post but I wasn't thinking.  
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    dalarpguy42 got a reaction from LunarSol in LunarSol's Painting Log   
    I may try it, then.  I'm going to do base coat on Vader tonight, and will slowly be working on details over the next week (I have a bad back and can only paint for 20-30 minutes at a time).  I've got my AT-ST done, and one squad of stormtroopers done.  I figure Vader would be good next, and then I can return to stormtroopers.  I went for a little more subtle highlighting on mine than yours has, which probably makes them take 2-3 times longer, but in my opinion doesn't make them look any better or worse.  But I've kind of committed to the way I did it, and this one would look very funny if I changed it up for the other squads.
    Long story short, learning lots after coming back to minis painting from a 10 year hiatus.  I will continue to push my boundaries.
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    dalarpguy42 reacted to LunarSol in LunarSol's Painting Log   
    Thanks!  I've actually never really gotten it right before, but its a lot easier to do right with Vader.  Black needs some kind of highlighting to look right and its pretty easy to swap out dark grey for bright red.  Black also means you don't have to worry about getting the shadow portion of OSL working right.  It also helps that the lightsaber red isn't a very natural color, so it doesn't need to blend on as naturally as something like lamp or torchlight does.  I think it would overall be a lot harder to get the same effect on Luke, but I might give it a try one of these days.
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    dalarpguy42 got a reaction from LunarSol in LunarSol's Painting Log   
    To tell the difference between my squads, I plan on painting the ring around their bases different colors. 
    Great job on the OSL on vader.  Way beyond my ability.
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    dalarpguy42 got a reaction from Tonbo Karasu in Starting techniques   
    I knew I was missing something.  Thanks!
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    dalarpguy42 reacted to Nitenman in Starting techniques   
    Page 107
    If a technique has any school ranks, ring values, skill ranks, other techniques,
    or other attributes that a character must possess to purchase the
    technique with experience, these are listed in the prerequisites field.
    Some techniques have no prerequisites, in which case this category is not
    listed. Note that if a character receives a technique during character creation
    (or at another time) for which they do not meet the prerequisites,
    they can still use this technique—prerequisites apply only to the option to
    learn the technique by spending experience.
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    dalarpguy42 reacted to Notorious I.D.E. in New Story - 'To the South' Part One - up on main page   
    I gotta admit, when I read it, all I could picture was naga
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    dalarpguy42 reacted to Richardbuxton in L5R RPG - Cool!   
    Buy the sounds of the end of the article the 6 characteristics from SW/Genesys will be replaced by the traditional 5 rings. I would think they will use the same dice system, with skill ranks and your strength in a ring forming the dice pool.
    The reduction from 6 to 5 characteristics would probably be reason enough to have a beta.
    But the biggest news for me from that article was "Free PDF" Those two words tell us a lot about the future of FFG RPG's. First off it's Free, they're in this for the long game. They know the final product will be well worth buying and are backing themselves that this beta will win fans. The PDF part is also awesome, all SW betas were printed... this tells us that not only do they have the ability to give us PDF's but they are willing to do it.
    Massive and exciting news
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    dalarpguy42 got a reaction from WHW in [New fiction]In The Garden of Lies   
    While it would be nothing but a hindrance for the duelist (slows the draw, dulls the sword, ruins the saya) my sensei has shown that dual draws are feasible.  Not practical but possible.  But I just keep telling myself this is also a world where kami will manifest and do real stuff just because the right guy read something off the right scroll.  My suspension of disbelief allows it.  
    My only issue was that they made the duel more cinematic. Flash of steel, people moving to fast to see, end up on other sides of each other, and one is cut, the other is not.  It just seems boring and overdone for dueling.  As someone who's studied it in real life too, I'd like to see a more realistic take, instead of cinematic.  
    But this is a minor complaint for what is overall a phenomenal story, well written, and with a good cliffhanger.  I'm waiting with bated breath for the conclusion.
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    dalarpguy42 got a reaction from suburbaknght in [New fiction]In The Garden of Lies   
    While it would be nothing but a hindrance for the duelist (slows the draw, dulls the sword, ruins the saya) my sensei has shown that dual draws are feasible.  Not practical but possible.  But I just keep telling myself this is also a world where kami will manifest and do real stuff just because the right guy read something off the right scroll.  My suspension of disbelief allows it.  
    My only issue was that they made the duel more cinematic. Flash of steel, people moving to fast to see, end up on other sides of each other, and one is cut, the other is not.  It just seems boring and overdone for dueling.  As someone who's studied it in real life too, I'd like to see a more realistic take, instead of cinematic.  
    But this is a minor complaint for what is overall a phenomenal story, well written, and with a good cliffhanger.  I'm waiting with bated breath for the conclusion.
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    dalarpguy42 got a reaction from Doji Tori in [New fiction]In The Garden of Lies   
    While it would be nothing but a hindrance for the duelist (slows the draw, dulls the sword, ruins the saya) my sensei has shown that dual draws are feasible.  Not practical but possible.  But I just keep telling myself this is also a world where kami will manifest and do real stuff just because the right guy read something off the right scroll.  My suspension of disbelief allows it.  
    My only issue was that they made the duel more cinematic. Flash of steel, people moving to fast to see, end up on other sides of each other, and one is cut, the other is not.  It just seems boring and overdone for dueling.  As someone who's studied it in real life too, I'd like to see a more realistic take, instead of cinematic.  
    But this is a minor complaint for what is overall a phenomenal story, well written, and with a good cliffhanger.  I'm waiting with bated breath for the conclusion.
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    dalarpguy42 reacted to suburbaknght in [New fiction]In The Garden of Lies   
    Oh there are a great many flamestorms (most are on the now-inaccessible AEG boards but there are others around the internetz) and the RPG definitely went back and forth multiple times.  The final verdict was in The Book of Air which unambiguously stated that some Mirumoto practice a two-sword draw.  It bothers me as an iaido practitioner since drawing a sword requires two hands (short version: one pulls the sword, the other pulls back the saya.  For more details check out the myriad other discussions) but I also recognize that I'm being the screaming nerd in the back arguing about the suspension of disbelief in a made-up game about magical samurai.  For 99% of fans it won't make a difference and I know I'm the outlier but every time I see this depicted in fiction it shocks me out of Rokugan.
    In other news:

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    dalarpguy42 got a reaction from profparm in L5R Live   
    My big concern is the "prerelease" comment at the end.  How limited will be the prerelease there?  I expected allocated to one per person, but the way they made it sound, it may be EXTREMELY limited.  I bought a Gen Con ticket just for L5R, and I will be very upset if I can't get a copy there, and I wasted a ton of money.
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    dalarpguy42 got a reaction from Mandalore525 in L5R Live   
    My big concern is the "prerelease" comment at the end.  How limited will be the prerelease there?  I expected allocated to one per person, but the way they made it sound, it may be EXTREMELY limited.  I bought a Gen Con ticket just for L5R, and I will be very upset if I can't get a copy there, and I wasted a ton of money.
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    dalarpguy42 got a reaction from sndwurks in L5R Live   
    My big concern is the "prerelease" comment at the end.  How limited will be the prerelease there?  I expected allocated to one per person, but the way they made it sound, it may be EXTREMELY limited.  I bought a Gen Con ticket just for L5R, and I will be very upset if I can't get a copy there, and I wasted a ton of money.
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    dalarpguy42 reacted to Raven1015 in Mythos Busters Podcast   
    You passed your investigate check with flying colors! 
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    dalarpguy42 reacted to Valtharr in Reading list suggestion   
    They're a loosely connected canon, sharing concepts, ideas, objects (like the Necronomicon), locations (like Arkham) and characters (like Randolph Carter) between them.
     
    Some things I recommend to get more into the overall Mythos are The Shadow Over Innsmouth, The Dunwich Horror and The Call of Cthulhu. I've also heard good things about At The Mountains of Madness, but haven't read it yet.
     
    Not as closely tied to the Mythos, but a darn good, creepy story is The Colour Out Of Space. And Herbert West - Re-Animator is pretty good too.
     
    If you want to learn more about the Dreamlands, and a bit about Mythos deities like Nodens, Nyarlathotep and Azathoth, read the wonderful Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath.
     
    Oh, and while not a story by Lovecraft (or even a story at all), maybe also check out Stealing Cthulhu by Graham Walmsley. It's mostly about how to write scenarios for lovecraftian role-playing games, but also has stuff like a lil beastiary and a bibliography.
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    dalarpguy42 got a reaction from CommissarFeesh in Custom d20 dice to replace chaos tokens?!   
    My only change I will make is upgrading to wood (or acrylic) tokens when Team Covenant puts some out.  Other than that, I love the chaos bag idea.
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    dalarpguy42 got a reaction from IsawaKuro in What about the L5R RPG and other L5R products?   
    I'm really hoping the FFG crew doesn't forget the RPG fans.  4th ed was amazing (and sold well to boot).  My group and I will continue to play it, in the hopes that we either see support from FFG, or even a new edition.  
     
    Please don't forget about us FFG!  You guys do so well with RPGs, and I'd love for you to continue support for 4th ed, or maybe make your own (but please keep the d10 system).  Either way, we're willing to throw money at you!
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    dalarpguy42 got a reaction from Shosuro in What about the L5R RPG and other L5R products?   
    I'm really hoping the FFG crew doesn't forget the RPG fans.  4th ed was amazing (and sold well to boot).  My group and I will continue to play it, in the hopes that we either see support from FFG, or even a new edition.  
     
    Please don't forget about us FFG!  You guys do so well with RPGs, and I'd love for you to continue support for 4th ed, or maybe make your own (but please keep the d10 system).  Either way, we're willing to throw money at you!
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    dalarpguy42 reacted to Schuster in Plea for the Gencon 2017 release.   
    Also, could you maybe, at least for this game, release to FLGS at the same time as GenCon.  If we have to wait 2 years already, don't make it longer please!
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