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Offline Splod

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #195 on: January 28, 2020, 12:50:40 AM »
Isn't the point of Dungeon Forge that it comes pre-painted?  ;)

Nevertheless, that's a lovely job there.

Offline Elbows

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #196 on: January 28, 2020, 01:47:01 AM »
Not at all.  Their original resin stuff was nicely painted, the newer stuff is...supremely mediocre with regard to paints.  It also doesn't match the older resin stuff which I have.  I can't fathom paying the "painted" price for Dwarven Forge stuff.



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Offline Calimero

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #197 on: January 28, 2020, 11:52:24 AM »

What brand ofpaint did you use on the dungeon pieces (lovely work BTW)?

I wonder how good Dwarven Forge paints are  :?
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Offline Elbows

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #198 on: January 28, 2020, 05:42:18 PM »
I just use Vallejo with no priming.  I keep mine simple.

1) Paint a few bricks randomly with "Khaki"
2) Dry brush heavily (more of a minimal wet brush...I just use my palette to limit the paint on the brush) with an Afrika Korps light green, not sure which (I can find out).
3) Hit a few random spots with a pastel green, or alternate colour (very light drybrush)
4) Hit the gaps between the top tiles with a black wash to make sure they stand out a little bit.

The paint is not tacky.  I did have some come off on my fingers while trying to pull one of their "modular" doors on another kit.  Other than that I've had zero issues with paint coming off, and I stash mine in piles.

Offline Elbows

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #199 on: February 14, 2020, 01:11:10 AM »
After two weeks of being sick, I finally managed another playtest.  Yes, I know this thread is probably too full of playtests, but that's the nature of building a game!



Three of our party (of five) ready to run for a staircase.  Two of them made it out.  Two others were smashed by a giant...and the wizard was eaten by zombies on the staircase after falling flat on her face.

Offline beefcake

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #200 on: February 14, 2020, 08:24:27 AM »
Love that dungeon PJ. Nice work


Offline Elbows

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #201 on: February 23, 2020, 09:13:21 PM »
Caverns, Crypts & Catacombs had its first official public playtest yesterday at CoastalCon 2020 in Beaufort, SC.

Had a couple of great guys and we got in two games - some of the players even returning from the first game to play in the second! I suppose that bodes well for the interest!

Same dungeon, same scenario...two vastly different games.  Many laughs and much bloodshed was had.









As with all playtests I found some issues, some crappy cards, some weak monsters, some uninspiring rewards, some slight typos, etc.  But the main takeaways were:

1) The players all picked up the core mechanics within about...two turns.
2) One player said the game was "brutally fun" which is what I was going for.
3) Another player said that the game packed in "everything you get in a cool D&D dungeon adventure" which is also good news.
4) Two of the players from the first game returned for the second and we blazed through the second game, showing that the rules are very intuitive and once you learn them a group could easily do two or three games in an long evening or afternoon if desired.
5) While playing the same scenario on the same dungeon, both games turned out drastically different (albeit the end Quest Room was identical, but that's fine).  I hadn't planned on repeat players!

Overall the players had fun, got into the game easily...were already laughing and accusing each other and cracking jokes, etc.  It was a great day to game - even if I was exhausted (off my normal schedule).  Good times and very pleased for its first outing...beyond my local player group (I have about 6-8 players locally who have played it, but we're all friends - so it's great to see complete strangers pick up the game and run with it).

Offline Elk101

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #202 on: February 23, 2020, 10:41:02 PM »
Sounds like it went well. Repeat play is always a good sign. Good comments from the players too.

Offline beefcake

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #203 on: February 24, 2020, 05:05:48 AM »
Nice to hear. Great feedback there.