MACE Convention Weekend

Last weekend we went to the MACE convention in Charlotte, NC. We left a day early, so we didn’t have to rush this year. This year we stayed on the 12th floor of the Hilton/Marriott.

On Friday, I played was a 1920s pulp fiction Savage Worlds game.

Saturday, I ran the Wildcraft! board game 3 times for people. It was fun and helped me learn the rules better. No one wanted to run Havoc and Hyjinks though.


Instead of playing the two games that I was scheduled for, I went to the vendor room to sell some of our d20 candles. I was able to sell 2 today. We went to Love Sushi for dinner, it was delicious, although the steak one was a bit too spicy.

I went to a Sculpey class today, there were a few other adults, the rest were children. We all had a fun time. We made a happy and sad goblin? face, I also made a skull bead and die. After we left, the teachers sun baked them in a toaster oven in the back for us to pick up tomorrow. Below are some of the teachers finished projects, as well as our candles.

Sunday, after breakfast, I set up our vendor table again and sold 6 more d20 candles throughout the day. In between customers, I rolled up a few monsters. The NFL Dolphins team showed up and started taking over some of the rooms that we were using. They even blocked off the elevators.

We stayed late so I could go to a D&D Adventure League 5e Tortle game, but they had started early and were in the middle of the game.

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Figure of the Week: Tasanee, Venomspitter Hero

Today’s’ Figure of the Week is Reapers’ Tasanee, Venomspitter Hero. He is a Nagendra warrior wearing plate mail on his upper body and wielding two saw-toothed scimitars. He was fun to paint and I will be completing more soon.

Figure of the Week: Swamp Troll

This weeks figure is a Privateer Press Hordes Swamp Troll. I decided to  make him light-skinned because he lives in caves or in a jungle so dense the swamp troll  rarely sees sun, he even has algae growing on his skin in places.

Pathfinder Bestiary excerpt:

Swamp Troll          CR 3          XP 800

CE Large humanoid (giant)

Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light visionscentPerception +3


AC 16, touch 11, flat-footed 14 (+2 Dex, +5 natural, -1 size)
hp 38 (4d8+20); regeneration 3 (acid or fire)
Fort +9, Ref +3, Will +2
Weaknesses swamp dependent


Speed 30 ft., swim 30 ft.
Melee bite +6 (2d6+4), 2 claws +6 (1d6+4)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks rend (2 claws, 1d6+6)


Swamp trolls are aggressive predators that attack living creatures on sight (especially when hungry). When hunting a swamp troll moves quietly along, easing closer to its prey and then finally striking with its claws and bite when within range. Swamp trolls rarely fight to the death unless threatened or hungry.


Str 18, Dex 14, Con 20, Int 6, Wis 9, Cha 4
Base Atk +3; CMB +8; CMD 20
Feats Improved Natural Attack (bite)B, Iron WillSkill Focus (Perception)
Skills Perception +3, Stealth +4 (+8 swampy or forested areas), Survival +3, Swim +12; Racial Modifiers +4 Stealth (+8 Stealth in swampy or forested areas)
Languages Giant
Swamp Dependent (Ex) Swamp trolls keep their bodies covered in a thick coating of mud and swamp water. Without such a coating, they lose their regeneration ability and eventually suffocate. They can survive away from their murky home for 1 hour per 2 points of Constitution. After that, they begin to suffocate. They cannot regenerate while subject to suffocation from being away from their swamp for too long.


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New Craft: Candles

We decided to start making candles, after my husband found a d20 mold on eBay. They burn for over 10 hours, probably closer to 20. Once I work out the kinks, I will be selling them on my Etsy store.

Below are pics of the 1st-3rd castings, eventually we will buy more mold types, wax colors and scents. On my Etsy store there will also be optional treasure dice (a treasure inside) of various types: metal or plastic dice, metal figures and coins.



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