The Tower of Aren't-You-Hard-To-Please

(The locals are hard to please.)  Behold yonder tower, sitting upon a table of ugliest green; be it ugly or be it awesome?

Personally, I love it.  Larry the Game Store Guy built it brick by casted brick.  The problem?  The local leadership, under the masterful manipulation of the Master Manipulator (every store needs one), has decided it sucks wind.

So what's up with that?

Lastly, here's a sneak-peek at Tuesday's Bell of Lost Souls article, which will have hit the frontpage before most of you will have read this post.


Gauthic said...

I gave my compliments. I like it quite a bit. :)

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Anonymous said...

I thinks it's sweet, especially as it's built brick by brick!

Did they give a reason why they didn't like it?

Capn Stoogey.

tzeentchling said...

I like it design wise; paint wise I think it could use a few more colors to make it pop more, even picking out details or something.

Master Manipulator (every store needs one) said...

So now I affect if people like terrain or not. WOW! I am good.

Now bring me all your Chips A Hoy cookies.

Master Manipulator (every store needs one) said...

As a side, and this was said by Evil Homer on Saturday. Its too big and really does not fit with any of the terrain we have. Really...none of it.

My other problem with it is the paint job. That is the reason I no longer have Larry paint my terrain anymore. Its all monochromatic and the paint is always applied too thick. Not to mention that the tower is not assembled that well to begin with and the thick paint makes it look even worse.

One last thing....I am not impressed by something assembled using directions. Just like I am not impressed by someone building a truck out of legos using the instructions provided. Which he did...he followed them step by step. Well except for the parts where they tell how to make it fit together properly.

Big Whit said...

I like it. I was impressed that Larry stuck with it. Besides we need to schedule a terrain building day anyways. The terrain at the store is like 10 years old, maybe older in some cases.

Mistress of Minis said...

Ugly terrain is better than no terrain!

Seriously, gamers are getting spoiled when they can complain that terrain doesnt match or that the paint is too thick. What are you, the 'Terrain Police'? A host of some wargame decorating show? "I don't like how the feng shui of this table! That tower should have its door facing south to let in the bounty of good luck from facing the GW shelves!" (must of course be said with a lisp...because thats the proper stereotype for a home decoration narrator!).

Even if it was built with instructions- someone got off thier butt and made it! Made the Hirst art blocks(which is tedious in and of itself) and then spent the time assembling it. If there were 20 other identical towers to this one on your tables, and this was the worst example, I could see the distaste. But personally, Im more offended by unpainted figures then I am by terrain which might not match the decor of the rest of the imaginary battlefield it looks over....

Do any of the towers detractors & critics make better terrain?

Evil Homer said...


Master Manipulator (every store needs one) said...

Yes I do make terrain, and I do feel that I have some pieces that are better.

As for bad terrain or nothing...we have better stuff at the store now (and no it was not made by me). In addition we have a good selection of pretty good looking stuff made by many of the locals.

If we had nothing or even a steaming pile of donkey droppings I might be excited about this piece. That is not the case. We have a good collection of some pretty good pieces and I refuse to accept something that is poorly constructed and poorly painted as something great just because it is different than what we have now.

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