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Gillian Wiseman
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 Gillian Wiseman, thank you!)))
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I use Kato liquid all the time - if you heat it with a heat gun after baking, it will go super shiny and crystal clear, like glass. Just be careful to avoid burning! Kato clays (including the liquid) can handle temps up to 300 degrees F.
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lovely new polymer blog!
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Ran Dungeonworld last night over skype. Fun was had by all! All 3 of my regular players showed up, so we had Karl the wizard, Ted the rogue, and Astryr the ranger.

Last time, they had killed a bunch of bandits; in the lair, hidden in a box in the floor, they found 3 bottles. One was brown glass, one was clear, partly filled with pink powder, and the third was red and gold glass, plainly valuable.

The brown glass bottle turned out to contain a very strong emetic, 6 doses if used cautiously for medicinal treatment, or one dose if you want to render someone incapacitated for a few hours, and maybe risk killing them.

The pink bottle smells strongly of cherries and oranges; the ranger associates the smell with a childhood remedy for lung disease that once attacked her village (I'm thinking it is either a cure disease or healing potion, once water is added).

And the red bottle contains a Genie. Ted is very upset that it won't LEAVE, giving him the 300+coin bottle to dispose of! The others keep trying to tell him the genie will grant wishes, but he hasn't decided that to his own satisfaction, yet, and the genie sure isn't going to say so without a direct question!

They had a LOT of fun talking and negotiating with said genie, and next time we play, they are going to travel to Skalde-Hagen to do research on genies and satyrs (a problem still lingering from another session).
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I use polymer clay to make small props, monsters, etc... Just use a good brand, not bulk white sculpey...
 
Hi there! My name is Kelly and I am really big into crafting. I love to create things more than just buying them. I will be playing D&D with +John Vagnoni and I was wondering if you have any resources/videos/books to recommend for building your own tiles, characters, and other features of the game board. Thanks! :)
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In my experience polymer clay is too pricey and requires too much work to be used for larger props. You can buy molds for making walls and floors and cast them in dental plaster. This too is not cheap, but the results are top notch. If you want to go a bit cheaper you can look up how to do "2.5d" cardboard tile dungeons on Youtube, there are some good videos. I think that is the best choice for actual dungeons if you're going to do a lot of them.

Polymer clay is of course fine for doing 'dungeon dressing' type stuff like chests and piles of treasure and whatnot, though again you can get plaster molds for some of those things or use other techniques. I've seen it all over the years, and scratch building 6' to the inch scale furnishings is a pretty well-established field. You can borrow techniques from model railroading, doll house furnishing, and just general model building. My advice is keep an eye out for materials and scrounge, then maybe use clay if nothing else comes up.

You didn't mention figures. While I've scratch built or modified a few in my time these days you're probably best off just buying something from Paizo or one of the other places. The modern plastic figures are both high quality and available in a lot of variety. You can of course still hack on them...
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Quick!  I need stats for an ROUS!!

I have described it as being "chest high" to the 2-headed ettin, and having front teeth "as long as zir forearm". It's already been blasted by the ettin's fireball, and is badly singed, but charging. I need a move or two, a tag, some HP, etc...

(This is for play-by-post, so no absolute panic, but in the next few hours or day would be terrific).
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Woops, I was going to re-post it here and forgot. Thanks +Gillian Wiseman 

I was actually iffy on the Hoarder tag, having forgotten the fact that the ROUS were part of Fatheril's Experimental Zoo collection; but, then again, Ettin Wizards always love collecting unique items.
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I'm wanting to create a compendium class, but I'm coming up blank... it would be called something like Djinn Manipulator, and would have something like the following for the entry requirement:
"when you have debated with a genie and won the exchange (received 3 wishes and gotten value for them), you may take this power when you next level up"

But I have NO idea what the power should be, or what further abilities to give the class. I just think rewarding my PC for winning his discussion with the djinn would be cool. 

I see the introductory move as having something to do with parlay. Improving it, making the PC able to apply it in inobvious situations, something like that. And the following moves would/should also all relate to seeing through deception, underestanding motives, and manipulating people.

Any ideas?
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Well, after talking with a couple players in my game (the PC who HAS the genie bottle and another) I've come up with a different slant on this compendium class, and SO FAR, this is what I've got: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6ecDpbDwouneUVwZ0NWNGlOTGs/edit?usp=sharing
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So. Effing. Cute. #caturday  
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Librarian, RPG gamer, polymer clay artist
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I love to read (sci fi, fantasy, historical romance, science nonfiction and history), play dungeons and dragons, craft with polymer clay, do origami, and play with my four kitties.

I've been a Librarian for 15 years; for most of them I've been a teen librarian as well as a reference librarian, computer class teacher, and "techie" librarian.

I'm happily married, and we have four lovely cat-children. We have two nieces and a nephew. I have two brothers, who both live far away in New England, and a brother-in-law who is working in Iraq.

That's about it for me...
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  • Texas Woman's University
    Library Science, 1994
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