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Offline Molotov

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Re: 'A Tale of Four Warbands'
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2010, 10:39:30 PM »
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(i.e. could end up struggling to fill the last "left over" option).

This was a thought that'd crossed my mind, too.


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actually, this works well from an article point of view; can help explain the factions, gives room to research "average" kit and look at specific sample miniatures

Not that I want to seem like a naysayer, but it seems that this is an idea that could be teased out to form a series of articles on its own. Looking at the different philosophies, providing different characters as examples, that seems like something that could be good for Dark Magenta. Given that the DM staff have been asking for articles, it seems like that would be something desirable!

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Re: 'A Tale of Four Warbands'
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2010, 03:06:48 PM »
Let's get this ball rolling!

I think that the 'tale of X warbands' would be a great opportunity to show the different approaches to different aspects of making a warband. I think the best way to get started is to decide on some headings for articles and clearly define what is to be tackled in the different sections. In terms of sub-headings etc, well that would be different for each writer I think and adds to the idea of there being differing opinions/methods.

Okay so I think the headings should/could be;

Painting + modelling - explaining why you chose the conversions you did, how the modelling has helped you develop the character, how the colors of the model reflect the character etc

Background - developing realistic characters, avoiding two-dimensional media rip-offs and the desire for your character to be a 'hero' who just kicks ass and takes names. Examining the humanity and therefore flaws of your warband and how to add detail that makes all the difference.

warband, companions meshing separate lives etc - who accompanies your leader and why, tensions between them, setting up internal story arcs that may or may not affect your game/saga, remembering that not everyone is loyal/pious/honest and may have their own motivations.

anyway, just an opinion as to how things could be laid out.
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Re: 'A Tale of Four Warbands'
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2010, 03:51:37 PM »
My thinking is that despite the people circling this thread, getting together four people who'll be committed and can produce a decent product will limit the number of people that will participate. A tale of 4 warbands is more likely to work than a tale of 6.

I think what we need are:

- People willing to lend their time to this project.
- People willing to write accompanying text.
- People willing to create (around) 4 figures, and with the ability to document their progress.

With regards to Kresten's points, I imagine that in the first article, the four participants would spend a little bit of time talking about themselves, and then with what they're doing. Some people might have all four characters in mind from the start; some might have detailed sketches, some might not have a clue and might have to start by coming up with compelling characters. I thought what Heroka Vendile said about each participant having a "challenge", trying to do something different, that's good. It might be (like me) that it's the first time working with 54mm. It might be that you've always done puritan characters, and this time you have to do a radical. But something like that would give some interest and some "shape" to the project. In the first article, each of the participants would be able to talk about why it's a challenge for them.
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Re: 'A Tale of Four Warbands'
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2010, 03:55:46 PM »
How about sculpting the entire warband. That'll be challenging ;)
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Re: 'A Tale of Four Warbands'
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2010, 03:59:58 PM »
Well, exactly! Marco's shown that it can be done.
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Re: 'A Tale of Four Warbands'
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2010, 04:07:33 PM »
I would be interested in being one of the 4, though I would say that I don't think my characters or modelling are the best by a long shot, but if you can't find 4 competent people I'd enjoy participating :)

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Re: 'A Tale of Four Warbands'
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2010, 06:38:11 PM »
I'll happily contribute to such a project, being the lunatic I am.
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Re: 'A Tale of Four Warbands'
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2010, 01:46:39 PM »
I'm curious, is this still going ahead? If it is stalled is there anything I can do to help it along - I'd hate to see DM miss out on what was shaping up to be a promising article.
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Re: 'A Tale of Four Warbands'
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2010, 06:47:10 PM »
As I said in the other related article, are there two others conclavers, other than me an marco who would be interesting being the participants? Just thought I'd post in both and covers my bases (pun perhaps :p)

I too would not like to see this sit dead in the water.
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Re: 'A Tale of Four Warbands'
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2010, 07:22:23 PM »
Well I've already had a little go at some introductory writing, I think the next step would be to just decide who was doing it really.


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Re: 'A Tale of Four Warbands'
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2010, 07:28:24 PM »
*shrugs* I'll have a go, its about time I sculpted Kartheim's warband.
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Re: 'A Tale of Four Warbands'
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2010, 08:31:48 PM »
i would make the small note that it may well be beneficial to have a "project lead" to keep tabs on everyone and do the collating of the articles? by which i mean a fifth person who takes on the role of "setting the challenge" and cracking the whip to get articles done in plenty time.
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Re: 'A Tale of Four Warbands'
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2010, 10:15:42 PM »
I can do that if you want...
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Re: 'A Tale of Four Warbands'
« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2010, 05:52:40 PM »
I think with your experience you'd be the perfect candidate Kaled.
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Re: 'A Tale of Four Warbands'
« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2010, 07:03:24 PM »
Okay, well I'll wait and see if the others agree before doing anything more - don't want to impose myself on someone else's project...
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