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The ring imprint in the middle? Man, that is thick, thick icing on the cake. Great to see smash-them best practices advancing.
So far my friends has only played a mostly made up version of this with his kids, where it's coop them vs him as the big boss. By all accounts his kids were over the moon with it so that's a win.
Sculpting an army takes a little less than ten minutes. M girlfriend and I found we only needed a little bit of practice to mold our dudes well with the Spellbooks. The Spellbooks actually come apart, so they're incredibly easy to keep clean. Every part of the production was thought through extremely well and the production quality is nuts.
The Caster rings are collectible for the sake of being collectible. There are something like 20 designs in grey plastic and glow-in-the-dark version, and every expansion comes with one. People trade them on the official Discord, but they have no effect on gameplay.
Also, I'm just gonna say it: the Mud Mumps are kind of adorable.
I'm amazed nobody has done this before.
Lots of nice detail on those molds, though I have trouble getting some out, I think there is some temperature control issues to make sure the putty pulls clear, maybe a little lube or spray release agent. I like how they have a pic of the creature on the spine so you can put them in a little bookcase. There will DEFINITLEY be a nice foam storage solution for this game as I've already chucked their insert and packed all the spell books, jars of doh, and dice in the main box.
I'm gonna start selling what I call "NECRO-PICKS!!!!" which are totally not just regular tooth picks painted black and purple to clean out the corners of the molds of every little bit of magic goo.
1) Not closing the Spellbook too tight! My first game, I was absolutely crushing the dough into the molds and they got "stuck" a lot.
2) Once you close it, opening the Spellbook as quickly as possible. Like, pop it open. I don't know why, but this seems to help too.
It took me a minute to figure out that the green pieces actually pop out of the Spellbooks (some more easily than others.) It's so much easier to clean than using a... necro-pick... to dig bits of dough out of the clips that keep the Spellbooks shut.
What rings did you get?? I thought the illustrated checklist with all of the Spellbooks and all of the Caster Rings in the rulebook was a nice touch. No impact on gameplay, and yet, I'd kind of like to have some of the weirder ones...
jason10mm wrote: I'm gonna start selling what I call "NECRO-PICKS!!!!" which are totally not just regular tooth picks painted black and purple to clean out the corners of the molds of every little bit of magic goo.
People like options, you should charge a premium for “Natural” Necro-Picks.
I am curious what else that mold will work with. My kids go through "magic sand" phases that might allow for at least some fine detail though that stuff is pretty coarse. At least it is easy to clean up. The official necromold doh is really soft and leaves a lot on fingers so I'm gonna try dollar store doh in the hopes it is good enough with less concern to prevent mixing and leaving bits around. I bet there is some sort of moldable hardening compound you can use as well to make actual minis.
That said, the dough had dried out just enough after one game that setting up game two was a piece of cake. The stuff will become too stubborn to mold eventually, at which point I think the rules suggest painting them. And then we'll have to come up with rules for Epic: Armageddoughn.