Daily Archives: December 19, 2012

Using Safari Ltd Miniatures in Dungeons and Dragons

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Safari Ltd makes a wide range of plastic miniatures some of which are well suited to Dungeons and Dragons.  Their line of Fantasy Figures includes Dragons, Days of Old, Fairy Fantasies, Mythical Realms, and Knights and Horses.  This looks like a lot of selection but upon closer examination one quickly realizes the figures of Days of Old, Fairy Fantasies and Knights and Horses are the wrong scale for D&D.  They are far too large for Dungeons and Dragons.  However the “miniature” version of the fairies could work in D&D.

The best line for Dungeons and Dragons is the dragon line.  This line includes a three headed fire dragon (D&D elemental drake), horned Chinese dragon (D&D red dragon), ice dragon (D&D elemental drake), forest dragon (D&D green dragon, arboreal dragon), midnight moon dragon (D&D purple dragon, shadow dragon), krystal blue dragon (D&D crystal dragon ), mountain dragon (D&D brown dragon), purple Chinese dragon (D&D purple dragon), cloud dragon (D&D purple dragon), swamp dragon (D&D green dragon), dragon hatchlings, and a blue Chinese dragon (D&D blue dragon).  These dragons are large or huge in D&D terms.  The best deal by far is the Lair of Dragons Bulk Bin which includes 48 pieces for 90 dollars.  The dragons in this bin are 3” H or 7.5 cm. which translates to small to medium sized in D&D.

Lair of Dragons Bulk Bin

Mythical Realms has several pieces that would add something to a D&D campaign.  The mythical realms line includes a Pegasus, griffin, mermaid (D&D sirene), Poseidon (could be a D&D merman), minotaur, phoenix, chimera, centaur, Cyclops, Medusa, hydra, unicorn, a baby unicorn and an Arion.  The Mythical Realms are medium to huge in D&D.  There is an eight piece miniature version of Mythical realms tube that is a better deal price wise and the size of the figures would be medium which makes more sense for more game scenarios.  Below is a picture of the figures included in this set.

Mythical realms tube

Hugh Fox III - Burning

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Santa at Art in Paradise in Pattaya

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Art in Paradise is a trick art museum and bills itself as the largest trick art museum in the world.  The museum is very similar to the trick art museum in Korea,  the trick art museum at Odaiba in the Decks Tokyo Beach , the trick art museum in Takao and the museum at Nikko.  I guess someday every city will have a trick art museum!  Art in Paradise includes trick art in the following categories: Aqua, Zoo, Classic Art, Ayutthaya, Egyptian, Thai, Surrealism and Dinosaur.

The museum is located at: 78/34 Moo 9, Pattaya, 2nd Road, Nonprue, Bang Lamung, Chonburi, Thailand 20150.  The museum’s telephone number is 038-424-500.  No one was answering the phone when I went and I could not have the people at the museum give directions to my driver.  The place is relatively new and the taxi and scooter drivers have no idea where the place is located.  The local drivers do know where Alcazar is and the museum is more or less in that neighborhood.  The museum is more or less across the street from Tiffany’s.  From 2nd road which is one of the main roads in Pattaya, you can see the Museum about two blocks down Moo 9 which intersects 2nd Road.  If you hit Nakula Road then you have gone too far.  Actually finding the place was not easy and below is a map in Thai that I suggest you print out and give to your driver before going to the museum.

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I am a farang working in Thailand and paid 300 baht when I showed my university ID.  There are reports that farang pay a higher price than Thais but I think I ended up paying the Thai price.  Keep in mind I was also dressed as Santa.  After playing Santa for 14 years in Asia, I can tell you that Santa does get preferential treatment!

More photos of Santa

My Asian Adventures as Santa Claus

Hugh Fox III - Candy Cane

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