Merlyn's Comic Books and More
User Info

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: AsenWolf
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 898

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 131
Total: 131
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Community Forums
03: Community Forums
04: Community Forums
05: Stories Archive
06: Home
07: Stories Archive
08: Home
09: Stories Archive
10: Stories Archive
11: Community Forums
12: Home
13: News
14: Home
15: Home
16: Stories Archive
17: Community Forums
18: Community Forums
19: Stories Archive
20: Community Forums
21: Community Forums
22: Community Forums
23: Stories Archive
24: Community Forums
25: Community Forums
26: Community Forums
27: Community Forums
28: Home
29: My Account
30: Community Forums
31: Home
32: Community Forums
33: Community Forums
34: My Account
35: Community Forums
36: Community Forums
37: Stories Archive
38: Community Forums
39: Community Forums
40: Community Forums
41: Home
42: Stories Archive
43: Community Forums
44: Community Forums
45: Community Forums
46: Community Forums
47: Community Forums
48: Stories Archive
49: Stories Archive
50: Stories Archive
51: Community Forums
52: Home
53: Home
54: My Account
55: Community Forums
56: Stories Archive
57: Home
58: Home
59: Stories Archive
60: My Account
61: Community Forums
62: Community Forums
63: Community Forums
64: Community Forums
65: Community Forums
66: Community Forums
67: Stories Archive
68: Community Forums
69: Stories Archive
70: Home
71: Home
72: Home
73: Stories Archive
74: Community Forums
75: Community Forums
76: Home
77: Community Forums
78: Community Forums
79: Home
80: Community Forums
81: Home
82: Home
83: Stories Archive
84: Stories Archive
85: News
86: Stories Archive
87: Stories Archive
88: Community Forums
89: Community Forums
90: Home
91: Community Forums
92: Community Forums
93: Stories Archive
94: Community Forums
95: Home
96: Community Forums
97: Community Forums
98: Community Forums
99: Stories Archive
100: Home
101: Stories Archive
102: Home
103: Community Forums
104: Community Forums
105: Stories Archive
106: Community Forums
107: Home
108: Community Forums
109: Home
110: Community Forums
111: Community Forums
112: Home
113: Community Forums
114: Community Forums
115: Community Forums
116: Community Forums
117: Stories Archive
118: Home
119: Community Forums
120: Community Forums
121: Community Forums
122: Community Forums
123: Home
124: Home
125: Community Forums
126: Stories Archive
127: Community Forums
128: Community Forums
129: Stories Archive
130: Home
131: My Account

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Main Menu

Community Forums › Miniature Gaming › Other › LONG wait, but totally worth it. . .
LONG wait, but totally worth it. . .

Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexOther
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
obiwanjacoby
Rookie


Joined: Dec 31, 1969
Posts: 40

PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:07 pm    Post subject: LONG wait, but totally worth it. . .

Okay, this is a long story, but I think it's worth telling.

Back in the early 90s, I met my good friend Chris S. through an ad he posted at Merlyn's; selling his services to paint 25mm D&D minis. At the time I was convinced that I couldn't paint, and so I hired Chris to do up some characters for my campaign, and we became fast friends as a result. I met with him often to play D&D, video games, and Magic The Gathering (at the time, I was obsessed with the latter).

One card in particular was called "Elvish Archers." It became my favorite card. . .for pretty much the art alone: www.wizards.com/magic/...rs_640.jpg

I don't know why, it just clicked with me. The dude featured on the card looked like my idea of the most bad-ass elf fighter I could possibly imagine. I mean, elves are kewl to begin with, but this guy looked like a rock star. I liked the card so much that I made him into a D&D character, min/maxing him only in archery specialization and pretty much nothing else.

Then one day, I was hanging out at Merlyn's, and I noticed they had produced some miniatures based on Magic The Gathering. To my surprise and delight, one of those minis was Elvish Archers! It was beautiful, and a faithful representation of the card art.

But I couldn't buy it. Crying or Very sad

The MTG line of minis that included Elvish Archers was 28mm scale. At the time I only collected 25mm, and so MTG minis were the wrong size for the campaign I was playing. The mini would have been WAY out of proportion with all the other PCs in the dungeon. Disappointed, I left it on the peg, walked away, and made myself forget all about it.

Arrow Fast-forward 22 years later.

A couple weeks ago, I was at work talking with my co-worker Jen, who had a son that played MTG (omg, they're STILL playing it). She was mostly supportive of her son's habit, and so I told her the story about my fave old card, yadda-yadda. . .

Idea THEN LIKE A BOLT FROM THE BLUE IT HIT MEH! Shocked

In the years since then, the 28mm scale had become the DEFAULT SCALE for miniatures! I suddenly remembered the MTG miniatures! AND I had recently learned how to paint Exclamation I left Jen's office with a brief explanation. As I rushed out the door, she was all, "FOLLOW YOUR DREAM BABY LOL!" I ordered the mini right away. Had it fully painted only a couple of days later.





Much happy. Very closure.


-PJ
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexOther All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1


Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Latest Posts
Last 10 Forum Messages

August 2018 Heroclix Events
Last post by HZeraze in Heroclix, Wizkids on Aug 16, 2018 at 17:46:40

July 2018 Heroclix Events
Last post by HZeraze in Heroclix, Wizkids on Jul 27, 2018 at 18:54:37

FORGE WAR
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on Jun 05, 2018 at 03:46:00

MUNCHKIN COLLECTIBLE CARD GAME
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on May 14, 2018 at 02:19:12

Firefly Adventures: Brigands and Browncoats
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on May 08, 2018 at 02:39:43

Tons of New Bones Minis!
Last post by CharlesFaust in D&D Minis on Apr 14, 2018 at 20:11:22

New miniatures, RPG books, and games!
Last post by CharlesFaust in General Gaming Discussion on Apr 06, 2018 at 23:06:43

New Pre-Con Decks for MTG!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Magic: The Gathering on Apr 06, 2018 at 17:50:54

New Graphic Novels, Kids Books, Collectibles, and More!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Graphic Novels on Apr 04, 2018 at 18:33:48

Forgebane!
Last post by CharlesFaust in GW Warhammer 40k on Mar 23, 2018 at 23:27:09


Survey
Best comic book to movie adaptation




Results :: Polls

Votes: 1548
Comments: 4

Links

Get Firefox!
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy
Created by Mars