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Anonymous

hello. I am new at the forms so im not sure if this is the right place to put it under. :lol:

Well, i want to make a war board game and i have a few problems. I want to have a lots of people\figures in the game to play with. and the problem is, how im i going to get\make lots of people? I want elfs,dwarves,humans and orcs. That really hard making them all with clay(whice is so far my only idea) and buying them, they would look diff and i dont have any money. :oops: please give me any idea u can thing up. and one more thing. my mom and sister says that i could make then like a shape not like the risk board game figure whice i want. plese help me thanx!!! :wink:

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If you want to do it cheaply I don't think you're going to be able to have realistic figures. I think it would look pretty cool if you bought wood dowels, maybe one round dowel that was about 3/8" thick and another round dowel that was 1/4" thick (these cost about $1 each or so). Then cut the 3/8" dowel into pieces, about 1/2" long -- these are the dwarves. Cut the 1/3" dowel into pieces about 3/4" long -- these are the elves.

Then buy two square dowels (about the same price) and cut them apart, and use the thicker, shorter pieces for orcs and the thinner, taller pieces for men.

You can then easily paint them any colors you'd like and the board would look pretty cool, in my opinion.

For pretty cheap plastic fantasy figures check this out, towards the bottom of the page where it says "D&D Figures". You get either 4 gargoyles, 6 skeltons, and two giants OR 8 axemen, 6 swordsmen, and 2 "yetis". Either set is just $2.00. http://www.sciplus.com/category.cfm?subsection=1&category=1

-- Matthew

Anonymous
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thanx dude. the bad this is, i cant see the figure, D&D figure. i wanna see if i can buy it. :cry: the photo thing aint working. to bad. ill show u my clay modle after i am done with a small group.

FastLearner
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Seriously, can you not write any better than that? I think it's great that you're 13 and are working on a game, but being 13 doesn't excuse not using capital letters or punctuation, or at least trying to spell things correctly.

Learn to spell "you" and "thanks" and you'll find that you receive a lot better responses anywhere you're dealing with adults.

Pt314
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You could get some cardstock, and cut it into pieces. Then you can draw on them, or paste printouts onto them. I wouldn't bother with actual minitures until you have a working prototype.

Anonymous
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Mage Knight figures come in boxes of 4 for $6 (or $5 for a box of 5 in the Unlimited set). They have all of the figure types you need, but they also have more, so buying packs wouldn't be the best idea (unless you decide to use more races).

You can buy singles at http://www.anycraze.com/mk/mk_productsearch.asp or almost any retailer or site that sells MK products. Search Black Powder Rebels (Black Powder Revolutionaries in MK 2.0) for humans and dwarves, Orc Raiders (Orc Khans in MK 2.0), or Knights Immortal (Elven Lords in MK 2.0) for elves.

The figures vary in size and the Knights Immortal(Not Elven Lords, they changed the rules in MK 2.0) have figures that are on a "mounted base". The are larger then normal figures and almost a lot of them are horses.
The good thing is they are all ready painted and fully assembled when you buy them, so all you'd have to do is take them off their combat dials.

Note: If you buy singles, try to only buy 'weak' ranked figures. They look excatly like their Standard and Tough (and maybe Unique) counter-parts, they are all just painted blue in certain spots (I think blue is weak...). If you want too different colors. buy Standard, the next cheapest.

Another Note: All figures stand on the combat dial fine, but before you buy, make sure the feet are even or at least that it will stand without the dial, otherwise it may not be the best choice for your game.

Anonymous
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dose anyone on this form chat? cux the way i talk, is like chat forms. "wut",Cuz,not cap all the time and stuff. i do spell wronge somtimes and i am sorry. :cry: :cry:

jwarrend
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elfcommander wrote:
dose anyone on this form chat? cux the way i talk, is like chat forms.

Don't you mean "'cuz"? Geez, if you're going to bastardize the English language, at least do it right!

(kidding)

-Jeff

FastLearner
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MageKnight figures are an excellent idea! Cheap, pre-painted, and cool looking!

If you want to you can buy little plastic bases at most game shops that you could glue them back onto after popping them off their dials, too.

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And while some of us might chat, as already mentioned elsewhere, there's no need for chat shortcuts here: you've got plenty of time to type.

It will also make it more likely for people to respond to you and give you good ideas. If it takes me twice as long to decipher your post as it does the next post, I might very well just skip yours because it's too much work.

If you put the effort in, you'll get the results back out.

hpox
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jwarrend wrote:

Don't you mean "'cuz"? Geez, if you're going to bastardize the English language, at least do it right!

cux is the new cuz is the new cause is the new 'cause is the new because!

Anonymous
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Quote:

cux is the new cuz is the new cause is the new 'cause is the new because!

lol. i started a new thing! lol bad spelling means something good! lol. jk

Anonymous
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No, seriously, though, elfcommander, please at least TRY TO TYPE WITH CORRECT GRAMMER AND SPELLING. Even if there are words that you can't spell try. We know that you can at least type Cause or (even better) Because. And, as FastLearner said earlier, people will probably answer your posts if they can UNDERSTAND THEM. And don't use your age as an excuse. I'm only 12, and I type better then you.

Anonymous
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well that mad me so happy 12 year old. lol. I am bad. Ill try to stop.

doho123
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Just a side article about IM/chat lingo:
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/text/134673768_immain12.html

I think that we are all in agreement that you can feel free to type in whatever zany type of lingo you wish amongst friends. However, I think it's important to note that this board, while informal, does have a certain amount of 'professionalism' about it (or at least tries to). So formal language should be the goal. If nothing else, it will be good practice for future occasions where formal technique is absolutely necessary.

Anyway, I would suggest while developing your game, not to concentrate on the models at first, as that really is just fluff. Use the wood dowels suggestion as noted earlier, or even legos, or cut cardboard, and try to develop a strong rule-set first.

hpox
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elfcommander wrote:
hello. I am new at the forms so im not sure if this is the right place to put it under.

The right place would be Game Production. (Moved)

Deviant
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If money is the object, and time is money, then download "Sparks: Free-For-All" from http://www222.pair.com/sjohn/downloads.htm . It's a collection of paper figurines you can cut out and glue together. The file should be placed in c:/WINDOWS/FONTS (if you use Windows). Because this is a truetype font, you can resize, arrange and copy to your hearts content. The selection is limited, but if you want fantasy characters and monsters they got 'em! Check out the rest of the site, too - there are some interesting resources for game designers and DMs.

Anonymous
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FastLearner wrote:

For pretty cheap plastic fantasy figures check this out, towards the bottom of the page where it says "D&D Figures". You get either 4 gargoyles, 6 skeltons, and two giants OR 8 axemen, 6 swordsmen, and 2 "yetis". Either set is just $2.00. http://www.sciplus.com/category.cfm?subsection=1&category=1

-- Matthew

These figures are from the old TSR game "Dragon Strike", so you can search boardgamegeek.com for real photos of them.

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