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Hi folks, finally on board!

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PepeH
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Hi all,

I'm Pepe Hiller, a Swiss based Artist & Toy Designer. Tinkering at my workbench on new projects and planning new creations has been a labor of love for me since childhood. Even now, as an adult, I just love to experiment and bring what I see in my mind to life as a three-dimensional form. I did a four-year apprenticeship as an architectural model maker. While there, I learned about all kinds of different materials from cork to expanded polystyrene to chromium steel. I also learned a lot of techniques and production processes that really help me now as toy and game designer. I received my Bachelor of Design degree in Industrial Design/Scenographical Design from Zurich University of the Arts. Now I still work in Zurich, and I have my own wood workshop here to create my toys and designs.

I'm a long time lurker on this forums and i really wanted to join this community for quite a while but never had a complete game or game ideas to share. Well that has changed as i have dipped my toe into board game design for a few months now and i can't wait to share my latest prototypes and stuff with you. Looking forward to get some feedback on my ideas and share my expertise in prototyping with you.

cheers
Pepe

You can see my wood, resin & vinyl designer toys here: www.pepehiller.com
I also started a small blog about my board game adventures here: www.gnarlyroot.com

X3M
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Welcome. It surprises me that

Welcome.
It surprises me that no one has responded yet.
Your art looks like dedicated work.
And your 3D board game pieces look good too.
How is that 3D printer doing for you? Is it expensive?

richdurham
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Welcome

Glad to have you, Pepe!

Your toys are gorgeous, and I look forward to hearing what designs you've been up to these last few months (particularly involving the modular board you're working on).

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Woah!

You're sold out of Everything Mr. Pepe! I mean EVERYTHING! You seem to be doing well! Welcome to our humble abode!

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Thanks for the warmth

Thanks for the warmth welcome! :)

X3M wrote:
Welcome.
It surprises me that no one has responded yet.
Your art looks like dedicated work.
And your 3D board game pieces look good too.
How is that 3D printer doing for you? Is it expensive?

thanks, glad you like what u did see so far. our 3d printer is fine,
i "abused" the one we have at work as there i have a decent layer resolution
and support material to build complex designs (ABS-printer). in my dayjob
i work daily with 3d printed parts and yes it's pretty expensive. but i think 3d printing
is still in its infancy. it's a huge playground and there are so many players
and new systems pushing into the marked, so no idea how this technology
will develop but i will have my own cheap 3d printer at home as well soon
and can't wait to mess around with it. :)

richdurham wrote:
Glad to have you, Pepe!

Your toys are gorgeous, and I look forward to hearing what designs you've been up to these last few months (particularly involving the modular board you're working on).

thanks a bunch, the board tiles are fun but a bit flimsy. still working on these
but atm it looks like my current game won't need tiles as board. reminds me to
post the latest version of these, i made some wax prototypes to cast them in resin,
still flimsy but even more fun to play with... ;D will share them later on.

Kroz1776 wrote:
You're sold out of Everything Mr. Pepe! I mean EVERYTHING! You seem to be doing well! Welcome to our humble abode!

haha thanks, yeah i should def work on this. in fact i have a new small series
of new wood toys ready for sale but need to find some time to get all stuff sorted out first.

Kroz1776
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Darn The Atlantic Ocean!

You're work looks beautiful. Too bad you live in the wonderful nation of Switzerland. Shipping to the US must be horrendous!

PepeH
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well i just was talking about

well i just was talking about sorting things out, so maybe you guys can help me. i was wondering a few things to start with... can i post somehow images here? i did see the Artwork section but is it possible to show pictures in a post that are hosted external ([img][/img]...)? would love to share some wip pictures of my board game related prototypes here but not so thrilled about uploading each picture again.

how can i quote comments from multiple users/posts? do i really have to copy paste everything from a second opened page to see all the previous users comments while writing in the reply /quote mode and manually write the html tags ([-quote][-/quote]? ...or am i just too blind to click the right buttons or see these options? >_<

thanks

X3M
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Actually, this forum is

Actually, this forum is indeed a bit hard to go with.

For posting pictures, you need to create a new thread. You can only attach pictures by uploading them. Then placing them in the first post. And first post only.

For adding more pictures, you need to edit this first post.

For changing pictures,... I forgot. I improvized back then.

richdurham
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PepeH wrote: do i really have

PepeH wrote:
do i really have to copy paste everything from a second opened page to see all the previous users comments while writing in the reply /quote mode and manually write the html tags ([-quote][-/quote]? ...or am i just too blind to click the right buttons or see these options? >_<

You're right, the forum-typical features on this drupal implementation are pretty lackluster. As far as I know, the second-tab approach to quoting is the way to go.

As for images, you should be able to link to images like this img

I just used the same format for creating hyperlinks

[text I use as hyperlink](http://www.the href goes here.com)

Instead, I use this:

![img](http://the href of the image)

Please note this is using Markdown (selected in the "Input Format" dropdown under your post. Voila! Image.

Kroz1776
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That Fish is Coming for ME!!!

I like how the fish is popping out of the confines of the box you placed him in! If he was a Piranha I'd be scared!

PepeH
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thanks a bunch for your help

thanks a bunch for your help guys! so let's try to post shot of some stuff that i'm working on...

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this seems to work, but it's not resizing. :/ well i don't want to grumble but is there a chance that this forums gets a revamp with a few basic "contemporary" features in the near future...? anyway i will try to start a thread over at the prototyping section with my stuff and give you some first insights of the game that i'm working on.

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