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.

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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DIY Toothpaste

I have decided to start making my own toothpaste, because store-bought doesn’t seem to help and some of them burn my mouth. Many of these whiten your teeth, help your gums and help tooth pain. Below are some links to recipes that I’ve found. I will be experimenting to see which one works best for me, as soon as I buy the ingredients.

Blast from the Past: DIY Laundry Soap

This is a post from my previous blog. Occasionally, I’ll dig up old post that still has relevance.


Yesterday, I started a batch of laundry soap. Then had to let it set in a covered bucket.
I was very busy doing household chores today, so didn’t get around to separating it into different containers. I had to stir it because it had set a little too much.
Below us the link to the recipe:

There are many variations in this recipe, but this is the one I use. Depending on how often and how much you do laundry, is how long it will last a long time. It keeps us going for 6+ months.

Figure of the Week: Human Mage

This could be any type of divine or arcane magic user. I was in the mood to paint blues and greens and decided to streak his hair. He is wearing a robe and cloak, wielding no weapons and wearing no armor. I am still searching for the manufacturer.

I am selling this figure on Etsy, here is the link.