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Q&A with Raffaele Ienco

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing illustrator Raffaele Ienco chime in on MECHANISM, SYMMETRY, and all things indie comics, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  MECHANISM drops this month.  We’re stoked!  What can you tell us about this tale, without giving too much away? RI:  MECHANISM is a science-fiction tale that combines the wonder of …

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The Harbors of Ancient Athens

Ancient Athens had a large navy it used to beat the Persians at Salamis, and later to establish an empire and come to war with Sparta and its allies in the Peloponnesian Wars. Wooden ships were subject to drying and shrinking under the hot sun, water and rot and sea creatures eating the wood. The powerful triremes of Athens were …

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Character Sheets Galore

Eventually an RPG is developed for pretty much every licensed property with any popularity that a player could want. The games and how the license is treated varies. Some are very good systems on their own and some are just there to be tie-ins. Sometimes, though, you just want to play your favorite characters in a system you already have …

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My 3D Adventures Part III

I see a red mini and I want to paint it, purple-blue-gray I’ve never actually painted a mini of any kind before. I am an artist though, so I hoped that knowledge would transfer to my mini. I’d read a lot online regarding painting 3D printed objects. Lots of different advice on preparation and application of paint. After sifting through …

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My 3D Adventures Part II

The Wrath of CAD I downloaded several of Miguel Zavala‘s designs picking them based on my personal preferences for designs I’d like to try and with varying complexity. However, when it came down to scheduling some quality time with my library’s 3D printer, I chose the Bulette. I think they’re cute monsters and the calculator at 3DPartPrice.com indicated a relatively …