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15th Apr 2014, 6:00 AM
Miniature Mayhem 2
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Newbiespud 15th Apr 2014, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Author: Spiffy

Guest Author’s Note: "Tell a story about funny things you've done with miniatures during a game.

"If you have a question for the actors of this comic just go to ask-the-toy-box.tumblr.com and submit away! And have a nice day!"

Newbiespud's Note: Have a quick link to the previous entry from this guest here!

89 Comments:

kriss1989 15th Apr 2014, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
kriss1989
My group doesn't use minis, we're entirely verbal based.

Edit: Hello? Guys? Anyone? ....being first is so lonely.
Luminous Lead 15th Apr 2014, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
We use minis, but they're just cheap things like bottlecaps or milk ties. Makes it interesting when the GM arrayed an army against us with the power of Rickard's Red (and other assorted beers).
CmndrHurricane 15th Apr 2014, 1:54 PM edit delete reply
using bottlecaps as minis?
Shoud beinteresting if the enemys suddenly became alot more without the DM planning for it in advance. "we need a bigger army. quick, drink all the beer!"
kriss1989 15th Apr 2014, 8:59 PM edit delete reply
kriss1989
"We need reinforcements, open the Heinikens!"
Specter 15th Apr 2014, 6:10 AM edit delete reply
Specter
I know how you feel.

About the verbal communication AND the being alone part.
Digo 15th Apr 2014, 6:12 AM edit delete reply
Hang on, my story took a while to type out. :3

I had started colelcting minis around the time 3rd edition D&D came out. I didn't have a lot of free cash for them so my collection is modest. However, they sure made combat super-easy to work with.

But some times when we didn't have the right minis (or any minis) we'd use whatever we could find-- coins, dice, squares of paper with pictures drawn on them, snack foods... :D
Best damn miniatures 15th Apr 2014, 10:09 AM edit delete reply
Food makes the best bad guy miniatures, I've fount. I've used sunflower seeds and different colors of jujubes to represent bad guys for my group. It earns points with your players when they can eat the enemy that made them spend a healing surge 3 turns ago.
Norakos 15th Apr 2014, 3:29 PM edit delete reply
Few things are more terrifying than the Great Wyrm Mountain Dew Dragon.
FanOfMostEverything 15th Apr 2014, 6:48 AM edit delete reply
One of my groups used minis, but my current one just uses a graph paper notebook, in which I pencil in the characters' positions. Since there's no unified table, just a bunch of people sitting around the room, it works out. Players tell me how they want to position themselves and I work with them. If anyone asks, I show them the part of the map they've explored. After all, it's the NPCs' job to screw over the PCs, not mine. (I control the NPCs, yes, but that's semantics.)
you know that guy 15th Apr 2014, 7:30 AM edit delete reply
At the supermarket, in the bulk bins aisle, I found cheap knock-off edible candy Legos.
Euric 15th Apr 2014, 8:17 AM edit delete reply
My groups minis are customized lego figures, however, one of my players is more interested in playing with her minifigure than playimg the game. She usually gets in little "fights" with the ranger. To her credit tho, my doing skills aren't stellar, seeing as the three sessions I've played I GMed
Bombom13 15th Apr 2014, 3:45 PM edit delete reply
My group plays over Skype, and we use minecraft as the board. We can build the entire structures, and get really immersed in the game. Some of us are too jittery to use our minecraft players to stand on the board, so we represent them with wool instead.
Smilez221 16th Apr 2014, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
My father and brother both have a variety of actual figures, but not always what we need. Hence things like the "tree-tornado" (a tree monster-thing that was portrayed by a tornado figure). It can lead to some confusion too; for instance, my female goliath is constantly mistaken for a man because her figure is a male Sasquatch (or something like that. Definitely male though) that was picked more for its size than its gender.
Digo 16th Apr 2014, 8:23 AM edit delete reply
Those can be confusing, but funny. I as once in a one-shot "Half-Life" survival game and the GM was using these little ceramic chicken figures to represent the headrabs. So we kept joking that they were "Chicken Walkers".

"Look out, it'll peck your ankles!"
Disloyal Subject 16th Apr 2014, 9:40 PM edit delete reply
Underestimate chickens at your peril! I know of at least one man who died of blood loss when his chickens pecked his ankles. To be fair, he was old and on a blood-thinning medication, and he was late for the chickens' usual mealtime, but that hasn't stopped me from adding that breed (Salmon Faverolles) to my flock. I'd have Fiendish Chickens harass my PCs if not for the fact that they'd murder my little feathered f(r)iends.
DoubleCross 15th Apr 2014, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
We always have to put the miniature into the jelly cube.

We always have to.

If you don't I'm gonna track you down and destroy you.
Disloyal Subject 15th Apr 2014, 5:53 PM edit delete reply
And if one has no jelly cube?
Eisenstein80060 15th Apr 2014, 10:38 PM edit delete reply
Then buy one
Crowmagnon 15th Apr 2014, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
Attack its weak point FOR MASSIVE DAMAGE!
ptmc 15th Apr 2014, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
ptmc
The only miniature that was used was by the DM and the DM said he had a "spear of unrelenting defense +20" (or something) to protect the DM stuff from the players' eyes.
ANW 15th Apr 2014, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
He was the one that got us all together.
He gave us something to laugh at, to be proud of.
But most importantly, he showed us a new way to look at My Little Pony.
Today on the heating booth, it's NewbieSpud.
(I'm too poor to pay for the other seat) :'(
Newbiespud 15th Apr 2014, 11:17 PM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
Wha?
Disloyal Subject 15th Apr 2014, 11:27 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, that was my reaction too, but I figured I'd save it for you.
ANW? What's a heating booth? (Props on the first 3 lines, btw.)
you know that guy 16th Apr 2014, 12:42 AM edit delete reply
I think it's the hot seat, meaning he's doing an interview. What's funny to me will be watching ANW try to answer questions as Newbiespud would answer them. Of course, this isn't usually done, for the same reason people don't game as themselves.
DoubleCross 16th Apr 2014, 2:00 AM edit delete reply
AND I THOUGHT THIS WAS AWKWARD BEFORE (and producing of some terrifying content). BUT NOW. NOW IT IS VERY WEIRD.
AlternateUniverse!Zuche 16th Apr 2014, 3:58 AM edit delete reply
I want to be in the heating booth. With Newbiespud.
DoubleCross 17th Apr 2014, 12:51 AM edit delete reply
he's my fuzz, back off
Specter 16th Apr 2014, 7:26 AM edit delete reply
I... Kind of have to agree with you DoubleCross, even more if it comes out like "you know that guy" says.

Also, what terrifying content?
Destrustor 16th Apr 2014, 7:48 PM edit delete reply
Destrustor
I don't want to come off as the guy who wants to oppose freedom of speech, but...
Y'know, maybe ANW could try to refrain from commenting when ANW doesn't have anything useful to say...
Super Kami Guru 17th Apr 2014, 12:19 AM edit delete reply
Listen ANW I know the polls and interviews thing is kinda your thing for the comments, but sometimes it's best not to do the first thing that comes across your mind. Trust me on this one. Plus, I would pace things out a bit more for yourself. Not EVERY comic needs a poll/interview/whatever. Just sit back and share a story (wo)man. I'm sure you've got some great ones!
Digo 15th Apr 2014, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
I'm curious to know what that box in the first panel is from. :3

Let's see, funny things with miniatures? Okay, one time I had misplaced a bag of dwarf figures for a big battle the PCs were about to engage in. So I quickly snagged a hand full of LEGO bricks and used those to represent the evil dark dwarves in combat.

During the third round of combat the party managed to get most of the dwarves corralled close together so that the spellcasters can cut loose with area blasting spells. The party Ranger suddenly grabbed a bunch of the LEGO bricks and shouted in his best Scottish accent: "Alright, LEGOS Maneuver, Now!" and stuck all the bricks together to form a wall.

It was so randomly hilarious that we just went with it. So that's how the dark dwarves got their racial ability "LEGOs Maneuver- form Wall" (which we gave them some weird fractional bonus against area attacks).
Adens 15th Apr 2014, 6:30 AM edit delete reply
The "box" has a peg in the back (in Rarity's collar) so I'm guessing it's less of a box and more of a binder. The question now is where did he find that binder?
Silval58 15th Apr 2014, 8:37 PM edit delete reply
Try looking in a Walmart. I've seen them there and Target locally (West coast).
crazyredemu aka Spiffy 15th Apr 2014, 7:02 AM edit delete reply
It is the binder from the card set (the trading cards not the game cards)
Digo 15th Apr 2014, 3:37 PM edit delete reply
Ahhh. I never seen one.
Specter 15th Apr 2014, 6:12 AM edit delete reply
Specter
It's somewhat funny and weird that every character is trapped in one way or another of how they would be trapped.

Also, bag of holding, most OP weapon ever created in DND.
Digo 15th Apr 2014, 6:15 AM edit delete reply
Seriously. I think a 3rd of all Bags of Holding in my group have been weaponized in some way to get rid of an NPC (usually by way of Portible Hole shenanigans to shunt said NPC into the astral space).
Specter 15th Apr 2014, 7:28 AM edit delete reply
My dad (Original edition) used a bag of holding to capture entire villages, armies, amd even freaking mountains (which had other dungeons in them), he was a merciless adventurer, but that was his alignment. (Chaotic Lawful, probably the only one I know of which has a d20 roll to see what you do, and possabilities to break the 4th wall.)
Dragonflight 15th Apr 2014, 8:00 PM edit delete reply
Usually in games I've been in, the bag of holding had specific weight limitations. Most of the D&D editions had limits on how much they could carry. So anyone who put part of a world inside a bag of holding was either pulling one over on the GM, or the GM didn't do their homework. :)

Anyway, the most fun I've had with dimensional storage items was Spelljammer, when I rolled that the players (having just beat the bad guys and are now looting their ship,) have found a large chest. They called it a Chest of Holding, in the Spelljammer game, and it held considerably more than a standard bag. Not infinite, but a decent sized building's worth.

I decided to roll randomly on the loot tables. I got 1 item, a heavy siege weapon. I blinked, rolled it, and started laughing myself silly.

What I told the rogue was that after checking for traps (none), and unlocking the chest (easy), she opened it and looked in, to find herself staring at the business end of a loaded heavy ballista.

She closed it slowly, stepped away, and told everyone she had to change. When they peeked inside, they understood why.

After that, the weapon became both a common item on deck, and a running joke. After all, on a light Spelljamming ship, too light to affix something with the damage capacity of a heavy ballista, who *says* someone couldn't have built a ballista inside a hold of holding? You open it up and point it at the bad guys, then send a couple guys inside to run the weapon. Easy peasy. :)
Digo 15th Apr 2014, 6:19 AM edit delete reply
I just realized that the AJ figurine is the same one I used to represent my pony familiar in my last D&D campaign. :3

We were supposed to pick up that campaign again last week, but apparently a lot of players didn't show up so the GM canceled. This Saturday should hoefully be the real start.
Sindri 15th Apr 2014, 6:50 AM edit delete reply
We used to play with "giant cat rules" wherein if the GM's cat knocked over your figure or started batting it around, you ended up wherever the cat left you, usually prone, and often inside a trap.
Disloyal Subject 15th Apr 2014, 6:59 AM edit delete reply
My cats've spoiled me - they're very well-behaved, and rarely step on anything I want them not to. This leads to bad things when I leave the monster manual open at my girlfriend's house and her cat takes a nap in it, and then pukes all over the doppelganger entry. It was a library copy, too.
Any other stories of pet-related mishaps, anyone?
Specter 15th Apr 2014, 7:30 AM edit delete reply
Our dog once played DND with us...
She rolled better then any of us. (I kid you not)
Digo 15th Apr 2014, 3:39 PM edit delete reply
Roommate had a cat that wanted to be on the table because he was an attention *ahem* all the time. Got annoying when we're setting up the board and the cat shoves have of it off to make room for himself.

Then one player brought some jacks and lined them up around the edge of the table. The cat didn't even dare try since.
Disloyal Subject 15th Apr 2014, 5:56 PM edit delete reply
Hmmm... one more thing for the gaming subsection of my wish list, I guess! Fitting, since I usually carry caltrops IC.
you know that guy 15th Apr 2014, 7:37 AM edit delete reply
Occasionally when we played Monopoly or other roll-move games around my cat, a paw would ascend from below the table and sweep a piece off the board. We referred to it as landing on a trap.
Grrys 15th Apr 2014, 7:09 AM edit delete reply
I've never done something funny with a mini, but a friend once knocked a mini off of the table and proceeded to step on it and break off part while moving another. The mini was facepalming when all was said and done, and we still give him sh*t about it from time to time
Guest 15th Apr 2014, 7:43 AM edit delete reply
If you go to youtube and watch LetsPlay (from rooster teeth) and you watch enough of their minecraft games to achieve the tower of pimps, when they do an after portion to proceed with them getting the real tower, you can occasionally see some of their desktop mini's, one of which is the AppleJack shown on this page.
Caelus Storm 15th Apr 2014, 5:04 PM edit delete reply
I do believe that's Ray who has the AJ mini.
Specter 15th Apr 2014, 6:53 PM edit delete reply
Specter
Yep
CharginChuck 15th Apr 2014, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
CharginChuck
I have that same crab transformer, but I can't remember its name. It's actually been bothering me for a while now. I know someone can help me here. Please?
crazyredemu aka Spiffy 15th Apr 2014, 8:21 AM edit delete reply
RazorClaw
CharginChuck 15th Apr 2014, 12:34 PM edit delete reply
CharginChuck
Thank you! Now my mind is at peace, and I can dance.
j-eagle12212012 15th Apr 2014, 9:21 AM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012
@CharginChuck

Squee!!! Where did you find your avatar picture? I want to find one of AJ and use it...
CharginChuck 15th Apr 2014, 12:35 PM edit delete reply
CharginChuck
Um, honestly, I don't even remember. Sorry.

Edit: Found them! http://panzi.github.io/Browser-Ponies/
j-eagle12212012 15th Apr 2014, 3:28 PM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012
Thank you
John Biles 15th Apr 2014, 8:42 AM edit delete reply
Ravenloft adventure. PCs encounter 200 skeletons. So I filled a cup with pennies and when the PCs met the skeletons, I announced "THIS MANY SKELETONS ATTACK" and rained them down on the minis.
Disloyal Subject 15th Apr 2014, 5:58 PM edit delete reply
That... sounds like fun. I hope there was a wizard with Fireball prepped; one seldom gets such great chances for field-scorching!
XandZero2 15th Apr 2014, 9:26 AM edit delete reply
I have one question for you Spiffy...

Where'd you get that giant enemy crab toy?

My best miniature stories have to do with kidney bean piranhas and candy goblins (we got to eat the "goblins" after we killed them - it turned into a mad dash to kill as many goblins as we could, as quickly as we could, which made for quite an interesting gaming session).
CharginChuck 15th Apr 2014, 5:16 PM edit delete reply
CharginChuck
That crab is actually an old Beast Wars Transformer, apparently called RazorClaw.
Disloyal Subject 15th Apr 2014, 6:00 PM edit delete reply
My cousins do that to goblins anyway... they worry me sometimes.
Goblinkind will have their vengeance, though. Vengeance in trolltastic cleric form.
Raxon 15th Apr 2014, 10:19 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Once upon a time, I had a fighter. He got baleful polymorphed into a duck. I pulled a rubber ducky out of my bag and replaced my miniature with it. Needless to say, I simple stopped speaking, and communicated entirely notes and ducky squeaks.

One girl hated this, everyone else found it hilarious.
Specter 15th Apr 2014, 10:28 AM edit delete reply
I give you, Raxon, the Best Actor Award, and Most Ready for a Random Reason Degree.
Philadelphus 15th Apr 2014, 10:30 AM edit delete reply
Philadelphus
I find that pretty hilarious too.
Raxon 15th Apr 2014, 2:02 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
I was going to be a bunny, but asked if I could be a duckling, since it has a similar CR. DM said okay. I always carry a duck in my bag, because I talk to it, tell it my problems, and as I explain the problem in great detail, it tells me what the incredibly obvious thing I'm missing is.

It is a documented psychogical technique, called the duck method.
Digo 15th Apr 2014, 3:42 PM edit delete reply
My brother did a similar thing with an end table. Twice.

I remember one time I had an adventurer get muted, so I couldn't speak. I RP'd this well but most of the players got tired of it so they got me a notepad. XD
Razomyure 16th Apr 2014, 10:45 PM edit delete reply
Razomyure
I'd be curious to know how many people looked this up only to find out that it's an actual thing. Duck debugging!
Dragonflight 15th Apr 2014, 8:09 PM edit delete reply
In a related note, I was part of a game once where one of the players was playing a barbarian. True to the concept, he deliberately gimped the character down to something like a 6 Int, or maybe even less. He had 12 words which represented his entire vocabulary, and he was allowed to learn one new word per level. He also got xp when he used complicated words properly in appropriate situations. I recall he got most of his xp from "superfluous."
Philadelphus 15th Apr 2014, 10:27 AM edit delete reply
Philadelphus
I'm finding this strip quite hilarious. The in medias res approach makes it funnier with the repeated references to Dash's mishap with the cloud, and for some reason the picture of Dash in a bag is particularly cute. Well done Spiffy.
Akouma 15th Apr 2014, 3:31 PM edit delete reply
Akouma
The GM for our Iron Kingdoms game decided to do a 2-parter April Fool's session recently. Everything was non-canon to the game itself, and just some wacky fun. At one point, our characters (who are from Immoren - the world in which the Warmachine tabletop game takes place) end up in the GM's apartment while we're all playing because this area "is a massive source of 'bull****' contributing to the distortions causing us to enter another world."

So now half of us are RPing our characters as we interrogate the other half of the party, RPing as themselves if their entire party walked into the apartment. Someone notices the minis on the table, which are all just Warmachine pieces that we've painted to look pretty much like our characters. My sister picks up one that looks kind of like her character, pauses, then goes "This figure is a man..." My character then picks up the one that looks like him, and finds it to actually be one of his officers from when he was in the military. (Archduke Alain Runewood, Lord of Fharin.) And then someone points out that there's an Iron Man mini on the table and goes "Oh, they even have Mr. Stark!" (When my character got KO'd by a Space Marine, the GM let me suddenly be Iron Man. I happened to have purchased an Iron Man mini that arrived in the time between sessions one and two.)
Guest 15th Apr 2014, 4:25 PM edit delete reply
1.5 x the strength modifier, improved grab, and constrict every round. Vermin type. CR 3. Yeah, Rarity will need a miracle to pull this one off alone.
Disloyal Subject 15th Apr 2014, 6:36 PM edit delete reply
Well, a bit of google-fu has shown me the horror of which you speak. On the plus side, it's 3.5, and they're playing 4e; on the downside, it's probably also Fiendish (given "giant EVIL crab" and its color scheme), so unless 4e is very different, there'll be damage reduction and a CR 2 higher.
redwings1340 15th Apr 2014, 5:45 PM edit delete reply
redwings1340
So... what exactly would happen if you put a storm cloud in a bag of holding? My current Rarity escape route plan is through the bag of holding that Rainbow Dash is in (gets her away from the Giant Crab at least, but something tells me this is probably a horrible idea.
Dragonflight 15th Apr 2014, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
Well, most D&D editions state that if the bag of holding is torn or dimensionally damaged, it opens a hole to the Astral Plane, and takes everything within 20 feet of the rip with it.

Another possibility, depending on the inventiveness of the GM, is that every dimensional item represents a bubble adrift in dimensional space, and the items they use are kind of like physical placeholders which anchor them in the physical plane. Destroy the anchor, and the bubble is cast adrift. This can be a problem if you have a limited air supply, and no way out of the bubble. GM's who don't like party-killing will typically allow the PC's to pull some random thing out of their desperation to avoid ending the game.

I mention that one because I did that in a Calandia/Rokugan game (Gygax's original continent also had Rokugan on it as the "Eastern empire.") The PC's were getting close to a plan Daigotsu was running, in an attempt to supplant the emperor with himself, and basically thumb his nose at Iuchiban. (In order to keep his ancient master busy, he arranged for the spirit of a haunted house and the contents of an ancient necropolis to possess Iuchiban's tomb, which then somehow blended essences with the original Bloodspeaker, creating an out-of-control Bloodspeaker dracolich. Not necessary Daigotsu's *brightest* moment, but it *did* keep Iuchiban too busy to stop his traitorous underling.

Anyway, Iuchi Shahai, the dark maiden, was also involved. She was impersonating a geisha, and was using her villa in the imperial city to run a personal spynet for Daigotsu. The PC's found out, and raided her place.

They discovered the modest villa was actually a dimensional mansion, and as they stormed inside, the dark maiden deliberately undermined the anchors and set the whole structure adrift dimensionally.

It let me set a timer and give the PC's two and a half hours to find a way out before they ran out of air. They got very creative (and managed it, eventually.)
kriss1989 15th Apr 2014, 9:09 PM edit delete reply
kriss1989
So the villain left them alone locked ina slow acting death trap and just assumed they'd all die and what? Why are you all looking at me like that?
Specter 16th Apr 2014, 7:28 AM edit delete reply
Here we have yet another example of villins who have a below average wisdom. May a day come when the villin is an actuall PC who isn't a clique.
Sureen Ink 15th Apr 2014, 10:41 PM edit delete reply
My friend's D&D group uses candy for minis. If you beat the monster, you get to eat the candy. It's pretty freakin' awesome <3
Lyntermas 15th Apr 2014, 11:02 PM edit delete reply
Lyntermas
Wizard: I attack the ogres!
Fighter: But I have a sword that's +5 against ogres. Why don't you send a fireball at those kobolds and let me handle the orges?
Wizard: Because the kobolds are jelly beans and I want the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup!
Disloyal Subject 15th Apr 2014, 11:30 PM edit delete reply
That's why I hoard all my winnings and bargain for what I want later.
...dammit, I'm out of peanut butter cups.
Specter 16th Apr 2014, 7:30 AM edit delete reply
I got some... Choclate covered grasshoppers, raisins, and... about million pieces of random cereal.
kriss1989 17th Apr 2014, 10:20 AM edit delete reply
kriss1989
I got a rock.
dracostarcloud 16th Apr 2014, 12:00 AM edit delete reply
dracostarcloud
Rarity's got this one in the bag. That Transformer's only scout-class.
The Ponytrician 16th Apr 2014, 12:42 AM edit delete reply
Kind of a "fun with minatures" story around a battle in a 3rd Ed D&D game that I wasn't actually playing in, but just observing. The game was being played on two study tables pushed together. The players were using a mixture of HeroClix and D&D miniatures to represent their characters. The monster attacking the group was a purple worm, being represented by a small empty Coke bottle.

The battle had begun, and already one PC had fallen prey to the purple worm's notorious "swallow whole" attack. Looking at the Coke bottle, I decided that "this just isn't good enough".

I happened to be wearing a faded navy coloured jacket at the time, so I interrupted the game to remove the bottle, crawled under the desks, pushed my very-nearly-purple arm-hidden-in-sleeve between the two desks and began "devouring" PCs by randomly grabbing minatures and pulling them back between the gap in the desks.

The DM and players all cracked up laughing, with the DM commenting "Yes, exactly like that!".
DeS_tructive 16th Apr 2014, 5:55 AM edit delete reply
Oooh, I remember an epic mini story.

It was Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, which is known for it's sadistic brutality - especially against PCs.

Our group, back then pretty snot nosed teens, used self-painted Warhammer minis to display their characters.

One of our players, who was horrible at painting mini, had his slayer painted by someone else, and acted as if he had done it, constantly bragging about how awesome it looked. Not much later, we were exploring an abandoned dwarven city, with the slayer taking point - cause slayer:

DM: "You dodged the arrow trap. Was that your last fate point?"
Slayer: "Yep. My tats are untouched. Did I mention I actually used a toothpick for the tats?"
DM: "Check for traps."
Slayer: "Nope."
DM reaches under the table and pulls a wide headed hammer - WHAM, down on the Slayers mini: "It appears you triggered a trap. The ceiling comes down and smashes you flat."
Pinkius 16th Apr 2014, 2:47 PM edit delete reply
That sounds harsh. Did the DM just do that to give a big middle finger to the guy for being annoying?
DeS_tructive 18th Apr 2014, 2:34 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, pretty much.
The dude was just -that- annoying. We took pride in painting our minis ourselves, even if they looked like crap, and him being elitist about his "cheated" mini was just too much.
The DM even gave him cash to pay for a new slayer mini. Of course, that didn't cover whatever the dude had paid for the paint job.
curb 16th Apr 2014, 6:38 AM edit delete reply
we tend to use whats at hand. 40K minis. Warmachine minis, wgat ever is there. Also...my walmart started carrying the vinyl ponies, yah me.
YeGuilty 16th Apr 2014, 7:27 AM edit delete reply
Recently, we were playing risk a lot. I got the idea to use a bunch of zombie minis from the board game Zombies as my army, and I used a custom grim reaper mini as my capital marker.

At some point during the game, I just sort of gave up and just started stockpiling troops at my capital. Since they were zombies, I didn't bother propping them up or organizing them into three or five tokens. A few turns later, I had a huge mountain of zombies, with my grim reaper dude sitting on top.
Super Kami Guru 17th Apr 2014, 12:16 AM edit delete reply
YAY for double post! For some reason the first comic wouldn't load for. But, when I scrolled to the end of the comments there was a fully loaded and awesome guest comic for me to read! Way to go Spud! Also great comic Spiffy!