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Offline Battle Brush Sigur

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Re: Gid gud and die trying. - Dark Souls Board Game
« Reply #30 on: December 25, 2021, 12:39:20 PM »
That's a good question actually. The boxed game leans a bit toward Dark Souls 3 (because it was the new one at the time), and with the expansions you basically get what's on the tin. There are several boss expansions two or three ones about general areas (Darkroot and Iron Keep, maybe another one), and I think three general expansions: One which adds more player characters, another one adding phantoms/dark spirits and summoning allies and the Explorers expansion which adds models for some terrain features (barrels, gravestones, etc) and some other general stuff.

In terms of equipment, it's pretty much all over the place as far as I recall. Actually, we played Dark Souls (the boardgame; my brother's copy with all unpainted figures and so on. At least within the family we're at a point at which I don't get the theatrically surprised questions "you're painting with unpainted figures?! hahahaha" each time. ;) ) on a whim the other week. It's a perfectly nice game if you apply some house-rules which reduce the grinding. We played with double the amount of souls for each cleared room, purchase piles being separated into armour&shields, weapons, spells and upgrade stuff/ember. To keep it tough we halved the number of sparks per game (rounded down).

So yeah, that's that. Dark Souls: The Board Game works, and works nicely. It's just not your regular dungeon crawler. I got the new figures from the gentleman whose set I paint, so I can already tell you that next up we'll have the Explorers Expansion and bloody Black Dragon Kalameet, who is a Mega Boss. Should be good!

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Re: Gid gud and die trying. - Dark Souls Board Game
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2022, 12:38:41 PM »
Heyhey, I finished a bunch more Dark Souls figures (Explorers Expansion and Black Dragon Kalameet!).

More pictures to follow. I also made a funny.



full size image: https://www.tabletopwelt.de/uploads/monthly_2022_04/comic1kleinschrift.jpg.e3fe9019c0a33c1966367dc822a719e4.jpg

Offline Knightofspades

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Re: Gid gud and die trying. - Dark Souls Board Game
« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2022, 02:30:35 PM »
Thats awesome!

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Re: Gid gud and die trying. - Dark Souls Board Game
« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2022, 03:26:29 PM »
brilliant all 'round.

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Re: Gid gud and die trying. - Dark Souls Board Game
« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2022, 09:59:04 AM »
Excellent work - and a great little story
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Offline Knight-Captain Tyr

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Re: Gid gud and die trying. - Dark Souls Board Game
« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2022, 12:47:43 PM »
So good! Evokes the spirit of the games perfectly!
" ... the seventh wave of Thrall stumbled and climbed over the slippery, piled dead and Mazzarin saw The Watcher with them and at last knew the number of his days."

-Thrall Flavor Text, Myth: The Fallen Lords

Offline HappyChappy439

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Re: Gid gud and die trying. - Dark Souls Board Game
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2022, 03:10:23 PM »
Well done!

In short, Praise the Miniatures!

Offline Battle Brush Sigur

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Re: Gid gud and die trying. - Dark Souls Board Game
« Reply #37 on: May 02, 2022, 09:55:52 PM »
@Knightofspades: Thanks very much!

@bloggard: Cheers, Sir!

@Little Odo: Thank you!

@Knight-Captain Tyr: Ha, thanks! :)

@HappyChappy439: :D


Righty, here's the other photos from the figures in the Explorers Expansion for the Dark Souls boardgame:



The white background makes them look especially monochrome. But (other than with many other things I paint :P ) I do know my way around Dark Souls a little bit, and I take care to make the figures like they do in the videogames. In real life they're a little bit more colourful actually.








Then there's the Black Dragon Kalameet expansion:


full size image: https://www.tabletopwelt.de/uploads/monthly_2022_05/bdkalameet.jpg.4eb713b213b1eeaadf382925030d9d78.jpg


full size image: https://www.tabletopwelt.de/uploads/monthly_2022_05/bdkalameet3.jpg.fa37557f4a05a74098125170cc966534.jpg

He's a proper big'un. A megaboss, on a 150mm diameter base. Painting him was also interesting, as I tried some new things.


Anyway, hope you like them!


Offline Hammertime

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Re: Gid gud and die trying. - Dark Souls Board Game
« Reply #38 on: May 03, 2022, 02:04:59 AM »
Incredible!

I had a moment of PTSD seeing the mimic!

Offline Battle Brush Sigur

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Re: Gid gud and die trying. - Dark Souls Board Game
« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2022, 09:29:42 AM »
Incredible!

I had a moment of PTSD seeing the mimic!

:D Who doesn't! The DS Mimics are such weird creatures with some memorable attacks!


Right, here's another batch of DS figures!
Old Iron King and the stonkin' good Characters Expansion.


Here's Siegmeyer (or Sieglinde?) of Catarina facing the Old Iron King.

full size image: https://www.tabletopwelt.de/uploads/monthly_2022_08/as1schrift.jpg.5e60e1893be390d92620bfb95b4dfe41.jpg

This is why the Characters Expansion is stonkin' good - there's 10 figures in (more or less) iconic armor sets in there:

full size image: https://www.tabletopwelt.de/uploads/monthly_2022_08/as3schrift.jpg.91b2f8c83306bb189110e7b4b1ab2919.jpg

...as well as 6 new starting characters. Sorcerer, Thief, Mercenary, Cleric, Deprived, Pyromancer. Those required some freehand work on the shields.


full size image: https://www.tabletopwelt.de/uploads/monthly_2022_08/as4schrift.jpg.4bab100ef6d1e027bbd254df16e6ba50.jpg



full size image: https://www.tabletopwelt.de/uploads/monthly_2022_08/all2.jpg.4af86638b9981a257e9a4f1c52115ad5.jpg

Hope you like them!

Offline HappyChappy439

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Re: Gid gud and die trying. - Dark Souls Board Game
« Reply #40 on: August 12, 2022, 10:58:52 AM »
Excellent work again! You've really done the game justice! I really like the lighting on Quelana(?) as well

It's great to see the Catarina knights in miniature form

Offline Battle Brush Sigur

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Re: Gid gud and die trying. - Dark Souls Board Game
« Reply #41 on: August 12, 2022, 12:11:15 PM »
Excellent work again! You've really done the game justice! I really like the lighting on Quelana(?) as well

It's great to see the Catarina knights in miniature form

Thanks very much! I really try to get it 'right', from the colours to the style and feel to the bases. So it's twice as nice hearing that the effort pays off. Due to research reasons I started a new game of DS1 Remastered (playing a Sorcerer. Interesting.) and a new game of DS3 as a Deprived (fun). ;)

Yup, that's her, or at least somebody wearing the black hemmed armor set, casting some sort of fireball. Yeah, the armor is basically all black cloth, with some blue bracers underneath. Not extremely exciting by itself, so something had to be done to make her look a bit more interesting. :)

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Re: Gid gud and die trying. - Dark Souls Board Game
« Reply #42 on: August 12, 2022, 05:10:43 PM »
Looking good mate! 👍
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Offline Knight-Captain Tyr

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Re: Gid gud and die trying. - Dark Souls Board Game
« Reply #43 on: August 12, 2022, 05:11:52 PM »
I had to send pics of your stuff (again) to some friends who are into Souls. Your stuff is so good they should have used it for promo work!

Offline Bearwoodman

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Re: Gid gud and die trying. - Dark Souls Board Game
« Reply #44 on: August 12, 2022, 06:54:54 PM »
Your stuff is so good they should have used it for promo work!

I agree! The painting is so excellent I cannot really decide whether the figures themselves are any good or not!

 

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