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(Oh, and Merry Cephalopodmas to those of you for whom it's still the 22nd!)

My Dwarven Forge floor set arrived yesterday. All of the pieces are spiffy and detailed, but the sarcophagus was special...

There are people who'd give you a pretty-looking sarcophagus, painted to look like stone. There are people who'd make the lid removable, so you can open up the sarcophagus and see what's inside. There are people who'd put a carefully-painted skeleton inside the sarcophagus... and then there are people who'd add scratch marks to the underside of the lid. :-)

Date: 2005-12-22 11:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mdsteele47.livejournal.com
And Happy Festivus to you for whom it's already the 23rd. Hope your aluminum pole is pitched at a perfect 90 degrees to horizontal this year.

Date: 2005-12-23 12:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drzero.livejournal.com
Brilliant :)

By the by, thank you very much for the wee package that arrived in our mailbox yesterday!

Date: 2005-12-23 12:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sclerotic-rings.livejournal.com
Damn: I want the lava pool. (I've been doing a lot of work lately with terraria, and I kid you not when I tell you that good resin gaming supplies are wonderful for adding ambiance to a carnivorous plant display. They're almost as wonderful as the resin Olmec heads I managed to find at my local pet shop.)

Date: 2005-12-23 12:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lederhosen.livejournal.com
I don't think they sell that one individually so far, but they do have a pretty good mermaid fountain as an individual piece. Not quite as menacing, though.

Date: 2005-12-23 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sclerotic-rings.livejournal.com
Oh, I'd want the whole set if I got it. A little bit of Milliput in the right places, and you can do something with every last piece.

Date: 2005-12-23 05:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lederhosen.livejournal.com
A Venus flytrap in the middle of a pentagram would be entertaining :-)

Date: 2005-12-23 03:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sclerotic-rings.livejournal.com
Very seriously, you'd be amazed at how easy it is to make pitcher plants and cobra plants from Sculpey. I finished a cobra plant a while back that turned out so well that people think it's alive.

Date: 2005-12-23 01:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] corruptedjasper.livejournal.com
So.. what are you supposed to do with a dungeon built out of these blocks? Aren't most RPGs oriented to the players not knowing the layout of the entire game beforehand? Or is this a DM tool, essentially?

Date: 2005-12-23 01:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lederhosen.livejournal.com
Most of the time, I'll plan out the layout in my head or on paper and then lay the sections down as the PCs reach them. For a really big dungeon, I might end up having to pinch bits from behind the party and lay them down again in front.

I did run one game where the PCs were defending a small fort; because they knew the territory, I could set up the whole thing in advance. Other than that, I think the main reason for setting it up beforehand would be something like wargaming where things are more transparent.

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