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Post Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:30 pm 
 

I dont see any Lord of the Great Plains currently on RPG Marketplace.  Just PM Doug....I'm sure he will go dig one up for you.


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:33 pm 
 

Matt, do you have a status update? When should we expect to have the goods in hand? Thanks!


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:47 am 
 

Packinging this afternoon and evening. Mods didn't arrive until late evening on the day before GenCon, so I wasn't able to get the headstart I wanted.

As always, please feel free to PM me here with any questions or concerns.

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:35 pm 
 

I received mine today, thank you. I like that the box had a special logo on it, and I'm tempted to keep it... is it a hard thing to add an identifier on the envelope containing the module? No big deal, really, mostly just curious.


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:35 pm 
 

Just arrived here, safe and sound.


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:39 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote: Is the Texas state flag painted onto the examples of the "Great Lord of the Plains" minotaur I found online....or is it a part of the mold?


I certainly hope so. Otherwise it could be painted with a different emblem, which would make it the Minotaur Lord of the Lesser 49 States.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:46 pm 
 

I got mine and some extras today. I am impressed with them all, esp. The Water Weird.

Continuing to be a very happy and loyal Center Stage customer. Good job Matt. After mailing all those packages and collecting all that money, you can finally afford that Ferrari :)

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:37 pm 
 

Thanks for the kind words, guys. As you may notice, the "reservation list" has been updated to reflect what has shipped and what has not as of this point.

I'm finding that Center Stage is much busier now than it was even in January or February this year, and I spend 50+ hours per week at my day job and another 30-40 hours here at the humble little office space that is home to CSM.

I'm fighting like a tiger to get all of these out as quickly as possible and juggling a bunch of things here at the shop. My part-time packaging help went back to college the week before GenCon, and I was hoping to have her do the bulk of this packaging before she left. However, due to aforementioned postal mishap, the books didn't arrive until after she was gone.

Before the end of the month, CSM will be making our biggest announcement ever and I'll need to make sure this is wrapped up well before then. I'll continue to update this thread until the last book is shipped out, no later than the 15th of this month. If anyone has serious concerns at this point, please let me know and I will tender a full refund.

Otherwise, thanks much for your patience, and I hope you enjoy the books. Bill did a bang-up job with the module on this one.  :D

And yes, Zach, things are going very well here at CSM - but lots of other things do to grow even more.  Still not even close to buying a good used Toyota, let alone that Ferrari.... :wink:


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:28 pm 
 

Mine arrived today as well. What a great sculpt, photos did not do this figure justice. Thanks Matt! (& Bill!)

  

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:41 pm 
 

I am getting jazzed to see this order.  I am looking forward to painting the cloud giant to go with my fog giant.  I am also interested in seeing the minotaur.


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:51 pm 
 

Got 'em, thanks!

  

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:10 am 
 

Has my order shipped?

  

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:26 pm 
 

Email sent, Joe!


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:51 pm 
 

Looking forward.....

Another miniature arrived in the mail today and I thought....but no.


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:18 pm 
 

The Center Stage/Pacesetter Collaboration II miniatures have arrived!

I ordered Baphomet, Demon Lord of Minotaurs, to go with the cloud giant figure.

My thoughts:

1)  Baphomet is a seriously cool miniature.  The professional paint job on the Center Stage site somehow does not give the full sense of the detail on Baphomet.  I find myself having to puzzle over what the sculptor meant to depict on a lot of miniatures, but there is no question about Baphomet's ultra-sharp resin details.  In addition, I have seldom found a miniature that fits together better out of the box without serious trimming, pinning and headaches.  (Like trying to fit the wings on some of my recent RAFM gargoyle purchases. Frak!)  I bought Baphomet to command the unit of Reaper Bones minotaurs I bought off the rack for cheap at PaizoCon.  As a resin beast he seems perfectly suited to command the plastic horrors in the maze at the Fortress of Fear and Folly.  (I tend to group evil monsters in squads of six, so now I need another minotaur to command the second squad behind Baphomet.)

2)  The artwork and writing on Death From Above are high quality.  The module has the two facets I look for in any module:  Flexibility (you can drop this one in anywhere without having to re-write and remove a lot of campaign-specific crap) and stuff to kill (cloud giants - and these guys have it coming - but there are more perils to face and pulverize).   Bill Barsh is putting out modules worthy of the old days.  If you aren't buying the Pacesetter modules you are missing a line of useable modules with Old-School goodness and professional layout.  Death From Above manages to cram a lot of stuff to kill into its short, brochure format.  (Your players won't feel like this is a short adventure.  They'll be trying to stay alive.)  It is written for AD&D (Remember when giants always had 100-600gp in their sacks?  I do.) but I plan to use it in my Pathfinder game as soon as my player characters get high enough level to stomp.  Maybe I'll combine it with a cloud castle scenario...and if I am very drunk, I'll mix in Beneath the Storm Giant's Castle.  "Kill the pins!"

3)  The cloud giant is a very nice chunk of pewter.  This is a big giant, modeled all in one piece, so no hassles with assembly.  You get a sense that the basball swing pose of this cloudy thug is partly due to the hefty weight of his weapon.  This miniature easily meets the huge size called for in Pathfinder and D&D space/reach rules.  He is just shy of 75mm from the bottom of his stoney base to the top of his hair.  The wings on his crown reach up to nearly 80mm.  His club is 58mm long.  His metal base is 50mm long.  Like most cloud giants, this guy decided to show up for a battle in a dress (robe) and a nifty crown. (Apparently, they don't take us very seriously as warriors.  You would think guys who live on clouds would...you know...wear shorts or something under their skirts.  Anyway...)  There is a hint of fangs in his mouth, which emphasizes that this guy is evil and might even be some sort of giant vampire.  My copy is mostly clean of flashing, with just a bit between his chin and collar.  There is just enough detail to make this an interesting miniature, but well within the painting skills of a new to moderately skilled painter.  The main tricks in dislpaying and using this giant will be in getting the colors and folds of the robe right and choosing the best base to glue him down.


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:12 pm 
 

My package arrived last week as well, and I think FormCritic's observations of the giant are pretty much spot-on. He's big & imposing, and about to pound something to jelly with that massive club! I like the hourglass hanging on his belt - just a neat little added touch.

FormCritic wrote:There is a hint of fangs in his mouth, which emphasizes that this guy is evil and might even be some sort of giant vampire.


Vampiric cloud giants? That would be a nasty template to throw at some 3/3.5 adventurers! But I'm pretty sure the pic in the 1E Monster Manual depicts the cloud giant with fangs. I think that's the look Nic (Genovese) was trying to capture.


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:59 pm 
 

I have not received mine yet.  Any update, Matt?

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:38 am 
 

TollHouseGolem wrote:My package arrived last week as well, and I think FormCritic's observations of the giant are pretty much spot-on. He's big & imposing, and about to pound something to jelly with that massive club! I like the hourglass hanging on his belt - just a neat little added touch.

FormCritic wrote:There is a hint of fangs in his mouth, which emphasizes that this guy is evil and might even be some sort of giant vampire.


Vampiric cloud giants? That would be a nasty template to throw at some 3/3.5 adventurers! But I'm pretty sure the pic in the 1E Monster Manual depicts the cloud giant with fangs. I think that's the look Nic (Genovese) was trying to capture.


Hourglass!   I thought (and still think) it is a large and complex potion bottle.  I painted it maroon.


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