mice and mystics

was kinda dreading painting this commission but i got started on it today and it’s not bad at all

painting up the baddies from the Mice and Mystics board game and actually having a good bit of fun with it

think i’ll probably wrap up the roaches tomorrow, then work more extensively on the rats the next day, then finish ‘em up and work on the spider and centipede. Should finish the baddies by mid-week. 

after that i can start on the hero mice which i’m giving a LOT more attention to but there are only six of them so i can proooobably knock out like two a day?

and then be able to ship it out early next week, like the 2nd or 3rd

pix forthcoming once i have anything finished to show

WIP: Mice and Mystics display board

My Mice and Mystics minis have been sitting painted on my book shelf for months. The hero minis are a favorite of my daughters, Filtch most of all. For this reason, it seemed a shame to stuff them back into the box. After putting it off for months I finally got around to starting a display board.

The initial intent was to 3d print the base. Early tests revealed tolerance issue, size constraints, and a fear of attempting to model organic shapes.

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A desire to make some quick progress sent me back to design. I’ll save the all printed approach for another project. This lead to using foam with printed washers to countersink.

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After gluing the washers down and applying a layer of joint compound, I tested the fit for the minis. Sitting down for another design review with my daughter.

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Next step was to add few layers of paint with the airbrush working up from black. Then it was onto adding some debris. This is my 5 year old daughters favorite part. She has a handful of mini terrain pieces she has created. So, together we applied glue and small grit for texture, then a few additional layers of paint and inks.

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Below are a few test shots after adding some foliage. It needs some work on better blending the bases into the display board. I really wish I had not done anything with the bases when I painted the minis months ago. This was an obvious issue going into the project.

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Overall I’m happy with how it’s progressing. At the very least I have a lot of notes on how to approach the next one. Malifaux Ten Thunders crew perhaps.

Mice and Mystics

Hello and welcome to Suit-a-Nerd.

Yay, content. Sorry that I have been slacking off, but after writing a paper for my “American Media History and Theory” class, I simply could not write anymore in my free time I also could not read anything more complex than youtube comments. Writers block and all. 

But I had the nerve to play some games, and Mice and Mystics is one of them. (if you are interested in the rules, check out this video.) We played the game with 4 people: Jenny, Michael and Dominik and me. I had the board prepared for game night and we watched the above mentioned video to get familiar with the rules and it worked pretty well. We only had to check a few clarifications over the course of the game, and it went pretty quickly.

This is the set up for the first game, there are only three tiles, but all of them are flippable, so there are six tiles to be explored. There are some rules that not so much confuse me, but I thought that were odd. For one thing, the semi random movement. I usually am not a fan of random movement, since in my opinion makes no sense that in one instant, I can run 5 squares a round and in the next, only one. The thing is, in this game you need random movement, at least on the minion side. If they were to move a fixed distance, you could kite them all over the map.

Secondly, also something to with distance, you can shoot over the whole map. Which can somewhat off-putting, especially on huge open tiles.

But for this these two tiny things, the game went great. It had a great flow matching with the narrative idea behind the game. Every player was engaged in the game, which is pretty important in a coop game, since it often devolves into one guy calling the shots, while the rest sits around bored. Not in Mice and Mystics though. Lets see how the next few games of it work out.

Hope to see you next time, on Suit-a-Nerd.

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So I’ve had a little bit more downtime than usual lately, so I finally got round to picking up a brush and giving some of my game miniatures a lick o'paint. Cyclades and Mice and Mystics have been the main ‘beneficiaries’ of this treatment. So far…

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turnthepage21  asked:

So my friends and I have started playing a lot of tabletop games (Pathfinder, Betrayal at House on the Hill, Mansions of Madness, Mysterium, etc.) Any suggestions on other games we should check out?

Sounds like you enjoy heavily-themed games with a lot of player interaction. you may like The Last Night On Earth, Mice and Mystics, or any of the RPG-in-a-box titles. Maybe other Tumblrers will offer their own suggestions in replies.

Voltron Pokemon Go Headcannons

I know fuck all about this game
-obvs Keith is Valour, Lance is Mystic, and Hunk is Instinct
-Keith and Lance are always trying to one up each other and claim shit for their teams
-Shiro wants to Stay Out Of It so he’s team instinct
-Everyone thinks Pidge is on their team
-they’re not wrong
-Pidge has multiple devices and accounts and is on all three teams
-only Shiro has picked up on this
-Lance and Keith were complaining about not having a Space Adult TM on their teams so Allura and Coran were forced into it
-Allura would have been on team Mystic but Lance opened his mouth so she’s valour and her and Keith use strategy and tech and the mice to try and beat Mystic
-Lance is disappointed at first but then Coran starts getting really good and they go for sheer numbers, they have the engine rooms and the out of the way areas as pretty much theirs. Take that Valour
-Everywhere is claimed for Instinct every morning. Shiro can’t sleep and just walks around the ship claiming everything
-Pidge is crazy competitive and has a heap of rare Pokemon and no one can work out how
-Hunk figures out they’re using lures in the vents so no one else can claim them
-Pidge also uses various robots to help triangulate the positions of Pokemon through the ship and sometimes uses a roomba to get more walking points

That’s all I’ve got at the moment feel free to add your own