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I think if people have the skill to design figures they can design accessories like this too, I wouldn't worry about that. It's a really nice gesture imo
   
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I still think there'd be enough demand if they made a dedicated accessory sprue with some wings and other gear and trinkets on it.

I doubt I'd be alone in wanting multiples just to fiddle around with how to kit out my troops.

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Oh for sure. The more plastic frostgrave parts available, the better, imo. Particularly when the warband sets have 20 figures in and you only need 10 for a warband - give us conversion parts!

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Billicus wrote:
Oh for sure. The more plastic frostgrave parts available, the better, imo. Particularly when the warband sets have 20 figures in and you only need 10 for a warband - give us conversion parts!
While I guess this discussion is focused on getting more demon bits for converting the new demon kit, for those who don't know, Northstar has three metal conversion sets: Robin Hood/Forest outlaws, Cultist Sci-fi, and the PIRATE parts for Ghost Archipelago. [Now that the taboo is lifted, shout it! PIRATES! Arrr!]

Currently I'm resisting the temptation to get the Ghost Archipelago crewmen to convert them into Deep One hybrids. However, I really need to play a basic campaign of Five Leagues from the Borderlands, before I start throwing in more supplements for flavor. But snakemen and Deep Ones would be so cool ...

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 bbb wrote:
I love that they are giving the 3d file away for this. I wonder if they did more free 3d accessories if that would sell additional kits.


This one definitely sold a demon box to me. I wasn't planning on picking one up (my still-in-box Frostgrave collection is getting...obscene) but now I'll probably toss one into my cart during the planned late-holiday sale thing this weekend.

 Ancestral Hamster wrote:
Currently I'm resisting the temptation to get the Ghost Archipelago crewmen to convert them into Deep One hybrids.


Guh. I... uh... YOU KEEP YOUR INCREDIBLY GOOD, TEMPTING IDEAS TO YOURSELF, SIR!

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Great article about step by step assembly, painting etc. of the Oathmark skellies http://nstarmagazine.com/OATHMARK_SKELETONS_FROM_SCRATCH_1.htm
   
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Joe McCullough's announced today that he's leaving Osprey as a salaried employee, but will continue to work on Frostgrave, Oathmark, Stargrave still going ahead, etc.

https://therenaissancetroll.blogspot.com/2021/01/farewell-osprey-publishing.html

Interesting stuff, particularly as he cites wanting more creative freedom and control - excited to see what else might come in future
   
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Good luck to him. He's definitely had quite an impact on gaming these last 10 years with the success of Frostgrave amongst other things. Looking forward to what he does next and I hope we get to see more work on Rangers as well...
   
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Billicus wrote:
Joe McCullough's announced today that he's leaving Osprey as a salaried employee, but will continue to work on Frostgrave, Oathmark, Stargrave still going ahead, etc.

https://therenaissancetroll.blogspot.com/2021/01/farewell-osprey-publishing.html

Interesting stuff, particularly as he cites wanting more creative freedom and control - excited to see what else might come in future

Interesting.
Rangers of Shadow Deep was already self-published (and the rulebook later picked up by Mophidius) instead of Osprey. Maybe he wants to push this (or similar projects) forward, be it alone or with his buddies from Blaster Magazine?


 
   
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 Hanskrampf wrote:
Maybe he wants to push this (or similar projects) forward, be it alone or with his buddies from Blaster Magazine?


Hope so. For me, Joe has a way of weaving a ton of atmosphere into his works with very little backstory or lore. Can't tell what it is that he does, but it's thick in Frostgave and Rangers.
   
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 zedmeister wrote:
 Hanskrampf wrote:
Maybe he wants to push this (or similar projects) forward, be it alone or with his buddies from Blaster Magazine?


Hope so. For me, Joe has a way of weaving a ton of atmosphere into his works with very little backstory or lore. Can't tell what it is that he does, but it's thick in Frostgave and Rangers.


I agree. Love the blue boxes scattered through the Frostgrave books, these are doing more for my imagination than 2 full pages of AoS/40k lore. Maybe because it's just the idea of a setting, like a writing prompt, instead of following a larger narrative.

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Yeah, you're encouraged to make Frostgrave your own, and that's one of the most compelling things about it. It's not like a GW game where they literally remove models and profiles and retcon things as if to say "If you liked this character or faction, you were wrong and now they're gone"

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Bold decision by Joe. I wish him all the best, and hopefully it will result in many awesome new games for us to enjoy.
   
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 Hanskrampf wrote:
I agree. Love the blue boxes scattered through the Frostgrave books, these are doing more for my imagination than 2 full pages of AoS/40k lore. Maybe because it's just the idea of a setting, like a writing prompt, instead of following a larger narrative.
It's the power of suggestion. A little detail to spark the reader's imagination can be more effective than a full explanation. If something is explained like, "[X] is this, and here's what it means", the reader files that away, and stops thinking about it. The matter is settled. If things are left unclear, the reader's mind will linger on the subject for a bit, and speculate. The reader is engaged with the subject matter. Also, each individual will have their own take on the subject matter which will reflect their interests. For example, if filming a horror movie such as The Thing, it is more effective to never reveal the monster, as each viewer's imagination will fill it in with whatever is most frightening to them. If you show the monster, then it comes down to the quality of special effects, and if you've hit on someone's personal fear (such as spiders). Since Joe Mc uses the suggestion method, it builds more atmosphere than GW's direct statements.

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Some metal accessories for the wizards https://www.northstarfigures.com/prod.php?prod=15256
   
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 Ancestral Hamster wrote:
Billicus wrote:
Oh for sure. The more plastic frostgrave parts available, the better, imo. Particularly when the warband sets have 20 figures in and you only need 10 for a warband - give us conversion parts!
While I guess this discussion is focused on getting more demon bits for converting the new demon kit, for those who don't know, Northstar has three metal conversion sets: Robin Hood/Forest outlaws, Cultist Sci-fi, and the PIRATE parts for Ghost Archipelago. [Now that the taboo is lifted, shout it! [color=orange]PIRATES![/color.


I doubt it would be a deal breaker for people here but the cultist sci fi sets I have ordered recently have come as resin parts not metal.

I like the sets and have been using them with 40k IG bits to make Blood Pact/ Renegade Guard.

   
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alphaecho wrote:
I doubt it would be a deal breaker for people here but the cultist sci fi sets I have ordered recently have come as resin parts not metal.

I like the sets and have been using them with 40k IG bits to make Blood Pact/ Renegade Guard.
Did not know that: mine have not arrived yet. And its not a deal-breaker for me. At least resin and superglue bond well. With Stargrave on the way, I want to experiment with some of the Ghost Archipelago kits. If possible, using the cultist guns on the snakemen, although it looks like the snakemen arms are scaled, and the cultist arms are clothed.

Edit: It's my bad. Since I bought the Forest Outlaws set which is metal, I assumed the other kits were metal. Having actually read the product description now, they are listed as resin, which is the better option.

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Nice tribute!
   
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I know a guy with a d20 of that size and it's obnoxious

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 lord_blackfang wrote:
I know a guy with a d20 of that size and it's obnoxious


I can imagine it coming round to his dreaded turn, him rolling a D20 only to watch it steamroll its way across the board, flattening scenery and crushing models.
   
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 zedmeister wrote:
 lord_blackfang wrote:
I know a guy with a d20 of that size and it's obnoxious


I can imagine it coming round to his dreaded turn, him rolling a D20 only to watch it steamroll its way across the board, flattening scenery and crushing models.
And if I'm hosting, he's NOT rolling it near my figures! He can roll it on the kitchen floor.

About the Joe tribute figure. I thought he was younger than that, or perhaps the sculpt or paint job isn't flattering. (Though I'm sure sculptor and painter did the best they could.)

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You can see most of the top tier indies in BLASTER magazine vidcasts.

Joe at 14.00

https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=356428688655668&ref=search

Also has TNT guy, Gaslands guy, Relic Blade guy and Ash (uh, Gamma Wolves guy I guess)

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 lord_blackfang wrote:
You can see most of the top tier indies in BLASTER magazine vidcasts.

Joe at 14.00

https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=356428688655668&ref=search

Also has TNT guy, Gaslands guy, Relic Blade guy and Ash (uh, Gamma Wolves guy I guess)
Thanks, lord blackfang. The forehead creases painted on the tribute figure make it look old. Since Joe is wearing a cap, one cannot see his forehead for comparison.

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 Ancestral Hamster wrote:
 zedmeister wrote:
 lord_blackfang wrote:
I know a guy with a d20 of that size and it's obnoxious


I can imagine it coming round to his dreaded turn, him rolling a D20 only to watch it steamroll its way across the board, flattening scenery and crushing models.
And if I'm hosting, he's NOT rolling it near my figures! He can roll it on the kitchen floor.

About the Joe tribute figure. I thought he was younger than that, or perhaps the sculpt or paint job isn't flattering. (Though I'm sure sculptor and painter did the best they could.)


Joe is 44 (from a blog post a couple of weeks ago).
   
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Well, as I scrolled to the picture my first thought was "wait, they made Joe?", so the likeness must be pretty decent, as I'm not too familiar with the guy and am terrible remembering faces anyway.
   
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A guy here https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2606788/knights-2-female-model-kit-planned-not-2021 says he knows, from emailing the NorthStar, about knights 2 (female) box coming in the future. I have no idea if it is true but more variety is always welcome.
   
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I love the multi-part plastic kits from Northstar, all of them. Brilliant sprues to add to the kitbashing parts library. Great news to hear we may get the female knights sprues as well.

This thread brought the Pirates conversion parts set to my attention, thanks for that!

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New Vampires and Giants supplement on the way:



In the days of ancient Felstad, vampires kept to the shadows, their small numbers no match for the power of the city's wizards. But when the cataclysm struck, the wizards were destroyed, while the deathless vampires went into a frozen hibernation. Now, as the city thaws, so to do its undead inhabitants. The masters of the night are rising again: reoccupying their hidden strongholds, reforming their old cabals, and finding new victims to serve as their thralls. The destruction of the old city has brought one other boon to the vampires - giant's blood. While giants used to live out of reach to the far north, in the intervening millennium, they have descended on the city in large numbers. Their blood is like an elixir to the vampires, filling them with strength and magical power. A new war is forming between these two ancient races, and once again, the wizards of Frostgrave are caught in the middle.

This supplement for Frostgrave: Fantasy Wargames in the Frozen City presents greatly expanded information about the vampires and the giants that occupy the frozen ruins, including rules for vampiric magic and a breakdown of the different tribes of giants. Also included are rules for a new type of soldier, the giant-blooded. These huge men and women have the blood of giants running through their veins, granting them great strength unseen in normal men. Finally, the book contains a section on playing Frostgrave with high-level wizards and includes two mini-campaigns to challenge these experienced spellcasters.
   
 
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