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I think that would be pretty cool, but maybe out of a dark color. That said, I see almost no chance that this happens
 
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That would be awesome!
 
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I'm lucky in that my girlfriend works in an SFX workshop so I was already thinking about getting her to make some gate markers that I could use for Arkham Horror. I might borrow your coloured opaque plastic idea though and make disks the same size as the AH gate tokens. This way they can be slotted in and out of the markers themselves.
 
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Exitalterego wrote:
I'm lucky in that my girlfriend works in an SFX workshop so I was already thinking about getting her to make some gate markers that I could use for Arkham Horror. I might borrow your coloured opaque plastic idea though and make disks the same size as the AH gate tokens. This way they can be slotted in and out of the markers themselves.
Don't forget matching Elder Sign tokens

 
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Don't forget matching Elder Sign tokens

I'd already thought of these to, but if the plastic tokens stretch is reached I won't need to make them!
 
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But the gates are going to be on top of rocky, skull-covered plateaus. I don't really see a rocky, skull-covered plateau looking very good in a bright, see-through blue. Or see-through anything, for that matter.

I get where you're coming from with this, because the picture shows a glowing blue light coming up from the ground, but making these out of a material like those Ravenloft figures wouldn't give that effect. I think it would just come across as silly unless the clear plastic part was inlaid into a gray opaque base. Maybe it could have an LCD light you could turn on to make it glow. But somehow I don't see that happening.
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Something cast in a clear blue like that would be good if you then painted the gate, as you could leave certain areas glowing.

But it's probably a bit much for a minor visual tweak.
 
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Translucent plastic like that looks kinda neat, but makes it tough to see detail. I'd prefer gray.
 
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The gates also have stone pillars surrounding them. I guess they could be considered "crystal" pillars but it seems that even the OP has given up on this idea.
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Sandy Petersen wrote:
The gates also have stone pillars surrounding them. I guess they could be considered "crystal" pillars but it seems that even the OP has given up on this idea.
It's still a good idea though.
 
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I guess I don't see why it's a good idea yet. The Gate is supposed to be massive stone pillars and bone-crusted rubble surrounding flagstones with mystical emblems carved into the living rock.
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Sandy Petersen wrote:
I guess I don't see why it's a good idea yet. The Gate is supposed to be massive stone pillars and bone-crusted rubble surrounding flagstones with mystical emblems carved into the living rock.
I guess for those that don't paint, I like your vision but I personally don't have the skills
 
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What I was planning on doing was creating vertical gate markers so that the gate was more of a portal (a bit cliched maybe). I can then slot the Arkham gate tokens into them, or based of the see-through-plastic idea, make coloured discs for CW gates.

The bases to hold these were still going to follow the theme of rubble and mystical symbols though!
 
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Sandy Petersen wrote:
I guess I don't see why it's a good idea yet. The Gate is supposed to be massive stone pillars and bone-crusted rubble surrounding flagstones with mystical emblems carved into the living rock.
I guess for those that don't paint, I like your vision but I personally don't have the skills
If I paint anything I will paint these!
 
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An unpainted translucent gate would look silly.

While a painter would be able to paint the rocky parts in grays, you would need to light it with an LED to get the effect you guys are describing. There are numerous Heroclix models that fail to pull off the glowy-effect by using translucent plastics, and they have a lot more translucent surface area.

A painter will be able to paint on glowy effects easily. You can find numerous tutorials like this one:
http://taleofpainters.blogspot.com/2013/03/tutorial-how-to-p...

While my first thought upon seeing the gates was "Ooh, LED's, please," I'm leaning toward just painting them up now.

Of course, nothing is to stop one from making a mold of the top, hollowing it out, adding an LED, recasting the surface in clear resin, gluing it on, and painting it up...

I suppose by the time the game actually arrives I may have failed enough SAN checks to do just that...
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