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PnP News Bot
01-24-2008, 11:41 PM
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Check out this new article Wizards of the Coast posted recently:

Spotlight -- Animated Statue (http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/4mspot/20080125)

Never, ever trust a statue. Down in the dungeon, just assume that a statue is going to a) spring to life and attack, b) trigger a trap when you touch it, or c) pop a save-or-die riddle in your face. Guess which kind this one is ...

ffclubhero
01-25-2008, 08:03 PM
I will say I enjoy this series for DDM. It's informative, and has good info on fielding/combating different minis. :)

rabkala
01-26-2008, 12:25 PM
I do find it odd that, with all the multi-faction pieces in this set, this is not a neutral figure. I had no idea carved stone held such an unshakeable moral code. Maybe it's the robes.
Agreed. :confused:

ffclubhero
01-26-2008, 06:37 PM
I got one in the box I opened last night. Thanks, WOTC! :cool:

Lexdragon
02-01-2008, 12:01 AM
Agreed. :confused:

I guess it must be about who the figure ends up working for.

nijineko
02-01-2008, 07:57 AM
well, i think it's design philosophy. after spending all that time crafting the thing, the lawful good carver is probably bemoaning the fact that the next chaotic or evil creature that comes by will likely try to deface it in some way; hence why not let it smack the perp back? ^^

Mulsiphix
02-01-2008, 10:17 AM
well, i think it's design philosophy. after spending all that time crafting the thing, the lawful good carver is probably bemoaning the fact that the next chaotic or evil creature that comes by will likely try to deface it in some way; hence why not let it smack the perp back? ^^Very cute :p

ffclubhero
02-02-2008, 09:47 AM
I can't get mine to be quiet-- for a statue it's quite noisy.

nijineko
02-02-2008, 12:43 PM
i think you are mistaking your child for the statue.... ;D

Mulsiphix
02-03-2008, 05:57 PM
I wish I could mistake my child for a statue. I regularly mistake my children for crack addicts though :o

nijineko
02-04-2008, 10:49 AM
reefer madness... you should check out the "portable hole full of beer" pdf. it has a reefer prestige class... among many other amusing things.

ffclubhero
02-04-2008, 06:37 PM
Crack addicts, gamers, what's the difference? We are both addicted to well, highly addictive materials that are cheap to manufacture and expensive to buy on the street.

Mulsiphix
02-05-2008, 05:25 AM
Alright lets try to get back to a topic that is a tad more legal. Crap we can't talk about this D&D mini then, the price is robbery!! Just kidding :o.

ffclubhero
02-07-2008, 10:44 AM
Home boy is only a quarter!

http://www.miniaturemarket.com/inc/sdetail/155161

Mulsiphix
02-08-2008, 07:50 PM
Not bad at all :)

Maelstrom
02-08-2008, 10:06 PM
Thanks for pointing that site out. Lots of cheap minis for those D&D sessions. The delver dude in Night Below is only 10 cents! Not the best looking or useful mini, but when you need fodder, it beats M&Ms or Samurai Swords pieces.

rabkala
02-09-2008, 12:59 AM
Yeah, but what about shipping costs? That is where most people get nailed.

Maelstrom
02-09-2008, 05:33 AM
Yeah, its a bugger. I put together a good fodder set and shipping was as much as the price of the minis. Perhaps I'll just save up... they do free shipping over 75$.

I wish they had common mini bins in hobby stores like they used to have land bins for MTG.

Mulsiphix
02-09-2008, 07:05 PM
Shipping really isn't a big deal if you buy enough mini's. Much like eBay shipping can be brutal. For the shopper who keeps an eye out for combined shipping and lots, well shipping usually isn't as bad as paying retail when you count tax and gas. These days gas really adds up for people like me who have to drive 20 miles in any direction to reach stores that would carry mini's.

nijineko
02-10-2008, 04:13 AM
ouch, that's a fair amount of driving there. you could always convert to alternate fuel and strike up a deal with any local chinese or other grease-trap places. ^^

Maelstrom
02-10-2008, 05:45 AM
What I need to do is find a few locals interested in minis and get a big lot amongst a few people.

nijineko
02-10-2008, 07:09 AM
or you could just use vassal, and have access to all the minis for free. ^^

Mulsiphix
02-10-2008, 10:09 AM
What is vassal?

nijineko
02-11-2008, 04:40 AM
this is vassa (http://www.vassalengine.org/community/index.php)l.

and this is the d&d minis (http://www.vassalengine.org/community/index.php?option=com_vassal_modules&task=display&module_id=202&page=Files) module for it. check out the rpgmapper, too. i almost forgot about that. =D

in brief, it is a virtual tabletop with modules for all those ancient wargames nobody can find anymore. and a rather large community. plus, it's pretty customizable!

it was my first introduction to the d&d minis, as i don't have the money to buy them. ^^ rather fun. especially since the cards (http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/mi/errata) with all the info for the minis, plus rules and faq and errata, are free downloads from wotc....

i was treated well, and was able to find people who were willing to teach me how to play (and then trounce me, but all in good fun and learning). =D

Mulsiphix
02-11-2008, 10:55 AM
I can't believe I've never heard of this program. For a good while I was heavily involved in virtual tabletop, although more on the TCG side of things, programs. Very good to know. Especially for the D&D mini's capability. Many thanks for the links and info nijineko ;)