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Gillian Wiseman
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Recently created beads: made in the style of Klew (Karen Lewis) from polymer clay
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Very interesting! Useful in a Gamma World type game!
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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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DnD 5e - I know the DMG isn't even out yet, but I have a player who is not happy with any of the fighter subclasses. He's looking for any other options available... anyone done any new subclasses yet?
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+Gillian Wiseman How about looking into multiclassing then. Since there is no BAB to worry about, he has a bit more freedom. If he wants to dabble in spellcasting, then m/c into bard or warlock would be a decent idea. Both offer martial and arcane focused paths. He wouldn't suffer to much on Hit Dice either, as both are 1d8 HD classes.
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I helped GamesWithWords.org train their algorithm to guess which English I speak. It guessed that I speak American (Standard) & that my native language is English. Which English do you speak?
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What countries have most influenced the way you speak? Take this test designed by MIT researchers and find out.
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"Our top three guesses for your English dialect:
1. American (Standard)
2. South African
3. Canadian

Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:
1. Russian
2. English
3. Dutch "

Amusing. :)
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Made pansy-cane earrings (and a pendant that I've not photographed yet) this weekend.
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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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  • Texas Woman's University
    Library Science, 1994
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Librarian, RPG gamer, polymer clay artist
Introduction
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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  • Waco Library
    Librarian, present
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Ohio - Vermont