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Am I the only one whose got more Ben E. King from his time in the Drifters?
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Blog post on an actual Appendix N original author, Manly Wade Wellman and his collection on Hok the Mighty.
 
Everybody... Hok!
"That first-comer was the eldest son of the wandering household, and the tallest and swiftest. He was as strong as the leopard whose pelt he wore for a single garment, and his smooth young skin showed tanned and healthy with good outdoor living. His lion-tawny hair had been cut shoulder length and was bound back from his shrewd face with a snakeskin fillet. His chin, plucked clean of beard as custom decreed with bachelors, jutted squarely. His mouth was wide and good-humored beneath a straight nose, and his gray eyes opened widely, clearly. In one hand he swung a stone-bladed axe, and a loop at his shoulder held the mate to the javelin that had pierced the deer. His name, and he hoped to make it great, was Hok."
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Thanks. I to find it easier to digest the smaller tomes these days. 
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Every come across that old writing you did for some campaign twenty or more years ago and wonder "Man, where can I get those drugs again?"
Matrix In the underworld, many horrid and terrible creatures live and prosper. Among those are trolls, skeletons and the drow. Matrix is the last of these horrid beings and loves it. The drow are dark elves who were drive...
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Base coat done on Victor for Hordes.
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Pay what you want? What? Crazy talk.
 
The Heroes of Thornwall, the first Pathfinder compatible book for the world of Aetaltis, is available on DTRPG. It's 160 pages of full color campaign starting fun including a detailed town, tavern, and adventure. Oh - and it's Pay-What-You Want! Please check it out a let me know what you think!
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Ha! I've heard that so many times, I had to write up an explanation. :) http://www.marctassin.com/blog/?p=41
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Anyone see that Bones 3 is around the corner? Some idle musings...


Project Total Backers Average
Bones 1 $                           3,429,235.00 17744 $                       193.26
Bones 2 $                           3,169,610.00 14964 $                       211.82

It'll be interesting to see what happens with the next one.

The first one had both more backers and a higher total.

Yet it had a less buy in on average per person.

The higher buy in thought isn't a huge deal. It's like what, less than a percent?

Strangely enough, the total amount taken in is about less than a percent difference too?

I'm sure the next one will take in a vast amount, in the multi-million dollar quantity as well.

I'll be curious to see how it plays out. Some like Dwarven Forge have managed to have fewer backers with great qualities. Others like Stonehaven have steadily fallen in terms of overall buy ins.

This one also seems like it's hitting sooner than previous ones, but that's only due to the delay. The original Bones was funded on Aug 25, 2012 while the second was funded on Oct 26, 2013. This in June 2015, probably ending in July 2015, is a much larger distance in terms of launch date, but again, the delays due to the shipping issues on the coast were nothing Reaper could control.

There are people here who are getting in on it as they missed the first two. Those are the type of eyes Reaper will need, new eyes to the Kickstarter process and hopefully new eyes to the Hobby. Reaper did a great job of showcasing Bones at Adepticon from what I could see on the paint and take tables.

Of potential interest here is that there might be more Bones terrain.
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Bones terrain interests me.

I got in on the first bones because of the ridiculous value. I passed on the second because I already had more than enough miniatures from the first.

If there is something I want I may jump in for bones 3
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Anyone see that Bones 3 is around the corner? Some idle musings...


Project Total Backers Average
Bones 1 $                           3,429,235.00 17744 $                       193.26
Bones 2 $                           3,169,610.00 14964 $                       211.82

It'll be interesting to see what happens with the next one.

The first one had both more backers and a higher total.

Yet it had a less buy in on average per person.

The higher buy in thought isn't a huge deal. It's like what, less than a percent?

Strangely enough, the total amount taken in is about less than a percent difference too?

I'm sure the next one will take in a vast amount, in the multi-million dollar quantity as well.

I'll be curious to see how it plays out. Some like Dwarven Forge have managed to have fewer backers with great qualities. Others like Stonehaven have steadily fallen in terms of overall buy ins.

This one also seems like it's hitting sooner than previous ones, but that's only due to the delay. The original Bones was funded on Aug 25, 2012 while the second was funded on Oct 26, 2013. This in June 2015, probably ending in July 2015, is a much larger distance in terms of launch date, but again, the delays due to the shipping issues on the coast were nothing Reaper could control.

There are people here who are getting in on it as they missed the first two. Those are the type of eyes Reaper will need, new eyes to the Kickstarter process and hopefully new eyes to the Hobby. Reaper did a great job of showcasing Bones at Adepticon from what I could see on the paint and take tables.
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Anyone see that Bones 3 is around the corner? Some idle musings...


Project Total Backers Average
Bones 1 $                           3,429,235.00 17744 $                       193.26
Bones 2 $                           3,169,610.00 14964 $                       211.82

It'll be interesting to see what happens with the next one.

The first one had both more backers and a higher total.

Yet it had a less buy in on average per person.

The higher buy in thought isn't a huge deal. It's like what, less than a percent?

Strangely enough, the total amount taken in is about less than a percent difference too?

I'm sure the next one will take in a vast amount, in the multi-million dollar quantity as well.

I'll be curious to see how it plays out. Some like Dwarven Forge have managed to have fewer backers with great qualities. Others like Stonehaven have steadily fallen in terms of overall buy ins.

This one also seems like it's hitting sooner than previous ones, but that's only due to the delay. The original Bones was funded on Aug 25, 2012 while the second was funded on Oct 26, 2013. This in June 2015, probably ending in July 2015, is a much larger distance in terms of launch date, but again, the delays due to the shipping issues on the coast were nothing Reaper could control.

There are people here who are getting in on it as they missed the first two. Those are the type of eyes Reaper will need, new eyes to the Kickstarter process and hopefully new eyes to the Hobby. Reaper did a great job of showcasing Bones at Adepticon from what I could see on the paint and take tables.
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It'll all depending on what my work situation is. Back went out in Feb. went to doctor in March. Doc took me out of work. Gave disability people wrong return date as I'm still not back at work so no pay for me last month. Sad face indeed.
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Everybody... Hok!
"That first-comer was the eldest son of the wandering household, and the tallest and swiftest. He was as strong as the leopard whose pelt he wore for a single garment, and his smooth young skin showed tanned and healthy with good outdoor living. His lion-tawny hair had been cut shoulder length and was bound back from his shrewd face with a snakeskin fillet. His chin, plucked clean of beard as custom decreed with bachelors, jutted squarely. His mouth was wide and good-humored beneath a straight nose, and his gray eyes opened widely, clearly. In one hand he swung a stone-bladed axe, and a loop at his shoulder held the mate to the javelin that had pierced the deer. His name, and he hoped to make it great, was Hok."
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Comics for free. Good deal.
 
FCBD is an event for our brick & mortar friends, but we've got some goodies for the digital-only crowd.
http://bit.ly/1Izaihv
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The future uses of this technology continue to astound.
 
Dutch scientists develop 3D printed fiber structures for bone cartilage repair on a large scale
http://www.3ders.org/articles/20150430-dutch-scientists-develop-3d-printed-fiber-structures-for-bone-cartilage-repair.html
Dutch scientists from the University Medical Center Utrecht have unveiled their own 3D bioprinting innovation: a hydrogel solution that can be used for repairing bone cartilage on a large scale.
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Long time role player of various games that started with the old FASERIP from Marvel Super Heroes to more modern games like the dreaded 4the dition Dungeons and Dragons.
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I've lived in Chicago most of my life. I've been a man whose slowly but surely coming to realize that going out to eat is killing me with the massive amount of sodium fast food places put in everything. I'm relatively normal in that I work, enjoy the old social media and have a few nerd hobbies like reading about historical warfare and painting miniatures and playing role playing games. I'm old enough to remember when a phone was something attached to the wall and grew up with a very real fear of getting nuked by Russia.

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Survived the 80's-2010's. 2011-2020 remains to be seen!
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  • DeVry University
    IT, 2007 - 2009
  • Oakton Community College
    General, 2007 - 2009
  • Northeastern Illinois University
    Secondary Education English, 1994 - 1998
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