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Post by timemrick » Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:10 am

Building the Bestiary #2: Underwater Races: This time, I discuss aquatic humanoids, who show up quite frequently in Freeport games.
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Building the Bestiary #3: Giants: On making your LEGO models show the size and space of Large (and larger) creatures, and building giants.
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Advanced Bestiary: Clockwork Formian: Another sample creature using Green Ronin's Advanced Bestiary.
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Building the Bestiary #4: Undead: Reanimating the dead for your games, using LEGO bricks.
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Post by timemrick » Thu May 05, 2016 2:12 am

Heroes of Freeport: Janica Flamefist: An unofficial stat block for the monster slayer who was profiled in the Green Ronin blog this week.
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Post by timemrick » Thu May 12, 2016 6:56 pm

Building the Bestiary #5: Tiny Creatures: Familiars, vermin, swarms, and fey.
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Post by Big Mac » Fri May 13, 2016 3:45 am

timemrick wrote:Building the Bestiary #5: Tiny Creatures: Familiars, vermin, swarms, and fey.
Wow! You are really working with the technical limits of Lego there. You are pretty much at the "fundamental particle" level.

Some of those things (like the scorpions) seem like they are super specialist bricks to the extent of almost no longer being Lego. Does that make it harder to take them apart and use them in different ways?
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Post by timemrick » Sun May 15, 2016 10:04 pm

Big Mac wrote:
timemrick wrote:Some of those things (like the scorpions) seem like they are super specialist bricks to the extent of almost no longer being Lego. Does that make it harder to take them apart and use them in different ways?
Almost any LEGO piece will have at least one connection point--a stud, or a hole for a stud; a bar, or a clip that fits a bar; or one side of some other kind of joint--all of which are made to a standard size. This means they can be combined with any other piece with a matching connector.

For example, the black scorpion at the left of this photo is built from a droid body and arms (body and pincers), a "bad robot arm" (tail) [so called for the nonstandard minifigure it was first designed for], and a claw/tooth piece (stinger). The droid and robot arms clip to small bars at the droid torso's waist and shoulders. Those connectors are also compatible with the clips on the red scorpion's tail, the leech's mouth, and the "robot hands" forming the spider's legs, as well as with the bars forming the red scorpion's front legs, the bases of the spider's legs, and the base-pegs of the tooth parts in both scorpions' tails.

The Creator and Mixels themes are excellent sources for these kinds of small, unusual parts, as well as ideas for how to connect them in interesting ways. (The tooth plates that I used for the red scorpion's legs also came from Mixels sets.) Mixels are only $5 each (US), and the smallest Creator sets start around that price, too.
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Creatures of Freeport: Plague Wraith: A Pathfinder conversion for an old "Focus on Freeport" creature.
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Post by timemrick » Thu May 26, 2016 2:00 am

Kickstarter and Me: Projects I've backed, with mini-reviews.
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Advanced Bestiary: Baregara-Possessed: In which I reveal one of the big bads from Gorilla Island.
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Post by timemrick » Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:48 pm

Pathfinder Bestiary: Thaneguard: Dwarven construct armor is a magical exo-suit that keeps your squishy wizard safe while she rides around the battlefield blasting things. Converted from Green Ronin's Hammer & Helm.
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Creatures of Freeport: White Gorilla: A Pathfinder conversion of a monster from Black Sails Over Freeport.
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Post by timemrick » Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:58 pm

Games that I want to run...someday: So many ideas, so little time...
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Post by Angel Tarragon » Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:08 pm

timemrick wrote:Games that I want to run...someday: So many ideas, so little time...
Love the idea of The Naughty List. I'd love to play in a game like that.

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Post by timemrick » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:54 pm

Buccaneers of Freeport: Gillslitter: A Pathfinder conversion of one of the NPCs from Buccaneers of Freeport: Gillslitter the ogre and his mechanical arm.
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Expedition to the Barrier Peaks: Some musings on my history (and possible future) with a classic AD&D adventure.
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Post by timemrick » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:23 pm

The look and feel of "Time of the Tarrasque": As the Time of the Tarrasque draws nearer, I've been experimenting with Pinterest to collect visual references for the game.
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Post by timemrick » Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:52 pm

This week's Studded Plate fires with both barrels! In other words, I have two related columns for all you lovely people:

Creatures of Freeport: Skulldugger: A Pathfinder conversion for a creature from Green Ronin's The Book of Fiends.
Occult Rituals for Freeport: Using Occult Adventures to update Freeport incantations to Pathfinder.
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Post by timemrick » Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:59 pm

Disney Minifigures: My review of a selection of figures from this series.
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D&D 5E with the Kids, Part 3: Our heroes explore the town of Phandalin and start to deal with the troubles they find there.
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