Marmot Armored Car VTT Token

Marmots on Roadside Rise Map
Vehicle tokens by Jeffrey Boyd Garrison, Roadside Rise map by Ross at 2-Minute Tabletop modified by Jeffrey Boyd Garrison.

Introducing…

My newest virtual tabletop (VTT) asset creation, the Marmot armored car for sci-fi and near/far futuristic settings.

How big is it? Well, it’s just about as long as a Hyundai Santa Fe SUV and about one-and-a-half times as wide.

This could be a soccer mom’s (or disgruntled postal worker’s) wrecking ball, or it could be used by a motorized infantry battalion as organic squad transport. It will hold (without modified configurations) 9 equipped soldiers snugly (including driver). Armored doors on both sides allow for rapid embarkation/debarkation and deployment to the covered side of the vehicle if taking fire from the opposite side. Rear hatch also opens (upward) for small cargo area access though this cannot be conveniently used for dismounting. Normally heavy weapons like AT rockets and extra ammo would be kept in the back.

The armor plating can withstand heavy machine gun fire with some reliability although rocket propelled grenades may cause problems. Angled surfaces mitigate somewhat against direct fire.

It’s up to you whether this is a chemical combustion engine or electric powered vehicle… as much as I personally like using gas, I sort of envision this to be an electric vehicle (since petroleum (or other chemcial) logistics may not be readily available everywhere this might be deployed).

The Map

I swiped one of Ross at 2-Minute Tabletop’s free maps (Roadside Rise) and plopped a few example vehicle paint jobs (along with adding a bit more shadowing to secure them to the ground) so you could see how these might look on a VTT map. Primer grey in the lead, desert yellow center, and trailed by brown and olive drab camo… which is the one I decided to put up for sale to test my new “DropBox Shop” web store.

New DropBox Shop

DropBox (the file hosting service) has a new beta for an online digital product shop service for users. It’s free and works with Paypal and Stripe so far. There are also hints that they may attempt to incorporate Web3 and NFT functionality/integration at some point. So I am testing this out and have created my first listing on there for the brown and OD green camo version:
JBG’s VTT Token Shop – JBG1001

Marmot Armored Car Brown & OD Green Camo
JBG001 Jeffrey Boyd Garrison VTT Tokens Marmot Armored Car Shop Product Cover Image

What Next?

I’m always getting distracted by new ideas but I have some plans for this one. They include putting an actual weapons turret on top, and maybe playing around with paintjobs and iconography… racing stripes, stenciled unit numbers, kawaii ponies, scary clowns, trendy punisher skulls, belter free navy anarchy logos, IRS tax enforcement livery?

I don’t know, you tell me, what would look good one one of these?

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Discord Role Titles List

What on Earth is this?

Discord Role Doodlestorm Note

Making… The Thing

I think it was some time in 2019 that I had decided to create a Discord server so…

  1. I could get experience and understand what running Discord communities was about and…
  2. To form a network for my various interests and pursuits (tabletop games, crypto & blockchain, etc.).
  3. 4. 5. etc…. because reasons.

One of the big tasks I wanted to get right was to implement a member hierarchy using the Discord roles. So, I “doodlestormed” (brainstorming + doodling = doodlestorming) a list of prestige oriented role titles that I might use. I narrowed it down to three final server roles. Users would be “upgraded” as they were perceived to be active on the server or just because they happened to be influencers of some kind in the various online interest spheres and communities.

Why a blog post about this? Well, because I just found the old doodle/scribble/note piece of paper I used for this, complete with coffee stains (apparently I was using it as a coaster on my desk for a while). I intended to throw it away but, then I suddenly got sentimental and decided to snap a photo and spam it out to the world. Also, I wanted a way to remember it because the internet is there, so why not store my brain backup publicly right?

The doodlestorm (why can’t I just say brainstorm?) list was (in vaguely ascending order) as follows:

  • Insignificant
  • Base Origins
  • Obscure
  • Noteworthy – Notable
  • Reputable
  • Well-known
  • Significant
  • Famous
  • Glorious
  • Fabled
  • Legendary

The final three user roles I ended up going with on my Discord server were:

  • Verified
  • Notable
  • Dignitary

I know, again, it’s ridiculous to make a blog post about this but, this something I may end up using for some future project. While it seems simple to remember or re-invoke something like this, I’m famous for failing to recall highly useful items at critical moments. If I must suffer, you dear blog reader, must also suffer [insert I’m just kidding LOL emoji here].

Discord Executes Order 66

There’s one final highlight to this story. As it turns out, back in April of this year (2022), Discord implemented their new Terms of Service. Part of the warning they gave was that anyone who violated Discord’s ToS (for what I refer to as #wrongthink) PRIOR TO its implementation would be cancelled. In other words, they weren’t going to let anyone adjust their behavior to play it safe by the new ToS going forward because they were looking for a way to flag retroactive violations of the new criteria from the past. People were banned for things they did prior to the new ToS. See how that works? Anyhow, I got perma-banned from Discord because of it, and really, while it’s inconvenient, I’m on to better things. Trying out Guilded now and the functionality is pretty much reliably very similar to Discord. User population is still very low by comparison but, maybe as time progresses Discord will do some more red purges on their user base and I’ll end up with some more friends.

Now You

I’d be interested in knowing your rationales and/or decision processes for creating Discord and/or Guilded (or any other similar platform’s) roles and user designations. What does your ideal role hierarchy look like?

Beholding Girl Digipaint 2020

So this is a 2020 digital edit (using GIMP software) of my original “Beholding Girl” hand illustrated ACEO card drawn in 2012.

I wanted to keep the original unskilled marker pen scribbles but… kind of apply a painterly (is that a word?) smudge-n-shade to everything as well as try to make the foreground, middle ground and background separate out from each other some… and maybe pop a little bit.

I also took the previously light aqua-ish blue sky and put a sunset-ish color to it instead using a gradient underneath a translucentified (that’s a word I made up just now) edit of the original sky… so like it looks kinda’ natural-ish and not just a quick and lazy filter.

So yeah, with my re-do’s on my originals, I am not going for lazy filter, these are really brand new pieces in their own right (at least I think so).

Token Ownership

This art piece has been “tokenized” (minted on the Ethereum blockchain by OpenSea) as an ERC-721 Ethereum token entitled Beholding Girl Digipaint 2020.

Ownership of this unique single edition token grants the owner the (non-exclusive) permissions to display and use the associated full resolution image (the one on this webpage) for personal non-commercial display (such as uploading to personal social media, personal blog page and in an online or virtual gallery such as are commonly found in the Cryptovoxels app).

Selling the token effectively transfers these granted permissions (although previously posted digital displays may remain posted and need not be taken down or removed post transfer).

The token owner may edit the referenced art image (by cropping, re-sizing, changing the image format from JPEG to something else like PNG, change resolution, reduce file size, etc.) for the purpose of facilitating convenient display. The image may not be altered so as to change it to a newly distinct or derivative artwork without express permission by the artist. Similarly, it may also not be used for commercial purposes (other than to expedite sale of the token to a new owner).

Finally, the referenced image may be used (whole or edited as mentioned above) by the token owner as an online avatar, badge, wallpaper or background on webpages, social media and in virtual reality environments.

All rights to the digital art are also reserved by the artist.

Abstract #2

Abstract #2 ©2011 Jeffrey Boyd Garrison

Original ACEO (2.5″ x 3.5″ format) art entitled “Abstract #2” was completed in January 2020 using colored pencils, black ink pen and acrylic paint.

Like it’s sibling completed at the same time, this was mostly an exercise in frustration. This sort of symbolizes the idea of starting out searching for inspiration and merely ending up stuck in a mess… but that’s just MY interpretation.

Maybe someone else will get entirely different vibes from this?

Also, this piece now has a caption compliments of Puffin3916 on Discord):

“The obulus eyed the planet with menace. It rubbed its green tentacles together in murderous intent; it was feeding time…” – @Puffin

I don’t know what an obulus is, but I’m quite sure it is made up of the essence of nightmares.

Token Ownership

This art piece has been “tokenized” (minted on the Ethereum blockchain by OpenSea) as an ERC-721 Ethereum token entitled Abstract #2.

Ownership of this unique single edition token grants the owner the (non-exclusive) permissions to display and use the associated full resolution image (the one on this webpage) for personal non-commercial display (such as uploading to personal social media, personal blog page and in an online or virtual gallery such as are commonly found in the Cryptovoxels app).

Selling the token effectively transfers these granted permissions (although previously posted digital displays may remain posted and need not be taken down or removed post transfer).

The token owner may edit the referenced art image (by cropping, re-sizing, changing the image format from JPEG to something else like PNG, change resolution, reduce file size, etc.) for the purpose of facilitating convenient display. The image may not be altered so as to change it to a newly distinct or derivative artwork without express permission by the artist. Similarly, it may also not be used for commercial purposes (other than to expedite sale of the token to a new owner).

Finally, the referenced image may be used (whole or edited as mentioned above) by the token owner as an online avatar, badge, wallpaper or background on webpages, social media and in virtual reality environments.

All rights to the digital art are also reserved by the artist.

Abstract

Abstract ©2020 Jeffrey Boyd Garrison

Original ACEO (2.5″ x 3.5″ format) art entitled “Abstract” was completed in January 2020 using colored pencils, black ink pen and acrylic paint.

I started this and it’s companian (Abstract #2) while sitting at Shari’s Restaurant having coffee (the one on Division near Franklin Park in Spokane) and then finished them at home days later. The energy at Shari’s when I began them was pretty negative and I channeled some of that inadvertently into these pieces. They are meant to be contemplative, but to me… it’s about anger and frustration… these grubby tendrils of mind seeking inspiration and meaning but finding only a dark and muddy morass of regret. I actually get angry just looking at these, lol.

I don’t know why I keep these or post them up because I hate them so much but, maybe someone else might have a different experience with them.

Token Ownership

This art piece has been “tokenized” (minted on the Ethereum blockchain by OpenSea) as an ERC-721 Ethereum token entitled Abstract.

Ownership of this unique single edition token grants the owner the (non-exclusive) permissions to display and use the associated full resolution image (the one on this webpage) for personal non-commercial display (such as uploading to personal social media, personal blog page and in an online or virtual gallery such as are commonly found in the Cryptovoxels app).

Selling the token effectively transfers these granted permissions (although previously posted digital displays may remain posted and need not be taken down or removed post transfer).

The token owner may edit the referenced art image (by cropping, re-sizing, changing the image format from JPEG to something else like PNG, change resolution, reduce file size, etc.) for the purpose of facilitating convenient display. The image may not be altered so as to change it to a newly distinct or derivative artwork without express permission by the artist. Similarly, it may also not be used for commercial purposes (other than to expedite sale of the token to a new owner).

Finally, the referenced image may be used (whole or edited as mentioned above) by the token owner as an online avatar, badge, wallpaper or background on webpages, social media and in virtual reality environments.

All rights to the digital art are also reserved by the artist.

Burrow Spitter

Burrow Spitter ©2019 Jeffrey Boyd Garrison

Original ACEO (2.5″ x 3.5″ format) art entitled “Burrow Spitter” was completed in September 2019 using colored pencils, black ink pen and acrylic paint.

This was the second creepy critter in my Monster Manual inspired project.

Token Ownership

This art piece has been “tokenized” (minted on the Ethereum blockchain by OpenSea) as an ERC-721 Ethereum token entitled Burrow Spitter.

Ownership of this unique single edition token grants the owner the (non-exclusive) permissions to display and use the associated full resolution image (the one on this webpage) for personal non-commercial display (such as uploading to personal social media, personal blog page and in an online or virtual gallery such as are commonly found in the Cryptovoxels app).

Selling the token effectively transfers these granted permissions (although previously posted digital displays may remain posted and need not be taken down or removed post transfer).

The token owner may edit the referenced art image (by cropping, re-sizing, changing the image format from JPEG to something else like PNG, change resolution, reduce file size, etc.) for the purpose of facilitating convenient display. The image may not be altered so as to change it to a newly distinct or derivative artwork without express permission by the artist. Similarly, it may also not be used for commercial purposes (other than to expedite sale of the token to a new owner).

Finally, the referenced image may be used (whole or edited as mentioned above) by the token owner as an online avatar, badge, wallpaper or background on webpages, social media and in virtual reality environments.

All rights to the digital art are also reserved by the artist.

Aerial Servant

Aerial Servant ©2019 Jeffrey Boyd Garrison

Original ACEO (2.5″ x 3.5″ format) art entitled “Aerial Servant” was completed in September 2019 using colored pencils, black ink pen and acrylic paint.

I was having grandiose thoughts of doing tons of illustrations based on the first edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual… and then it got put on my dreaded to-do later list.

Still, a couple of results …happened.

Token Ownership

This art piece has been “tokenized” (minted on the Ethereum blockchain by OpenSea) as an ERC-721 Ethereum token entitled Aerial Servant.

Ownership of this unique single edition token grants the owner the (non-exclusive) permissions to display and use the associated full resolution image (the one on this webpage) for personal non-commercial display (such as uploading to personal social media, personal blog page and in an online or virtual gallery such as are commonly found in the Cryptovoxels app).

Selling the token effectively transfers these granted permissions (although previously posted digital displays may remain posted and need not be taken down or removed post transfer).

The token owner may edit the referenced art image (by cropping, re-sizing, changing the image format from JPEG to something else like PNG, change resolution, reduce file size, etc.) for the purpose of facilitating convenient display. The image may not be altered so as to change it to a newly distinct or derivative artwork without express permission by the artist. Similarly, it may also not be used for commercial purposes (other than to expedite sale of the token to a new owner).

Finally, the referenced image may be used (whole or edited as mentioned above) by the token owner as an online avatar, badge, wallpaper or background on webpages, social media and in virtual reality environments.

All rights to the digital art are also reserved by the artist.

Nature Scene

Nature Scene ©2019 Jeffrey Boyd Garrison

Original ACEO (3.5″ x 2.5″ format) art entitled “Nature Scene” was completed in September 2019 using colored pencils, black ink pen and acrylic paint.

This was vaguely inspired by the Pacific Northwest although it’s a completely fictitious location as I was just trying to create a composition that seemed to fit my intent… which was to practice my water, landscape and depth of field skills (is depth of field a skill? Maybe that’s just called “perspective?”).

Also, I guess this is a little more cloud practice too.

Token Ownership

This art piece has been “tokenized” (minted on the Ethereum blockchain by OpenSea) as an ERC-721 Ethereum token entitled Nature Scene.

Ownership of this unique single edition token grants the owner the (non-exclusive) permissions to display and use the associated full resolution image (the one on this webpage) for personal non-commercial display (such as uploading to personal social media, personal blog page and in an online or virtual gallery such as are commonly found in the Cryptovoxels app).

Selling the token effectively transfers these granted permissions (although previously posted digital displays may remain posted and need not be taken down or removed post transfer).

The token owner may edit the referenced art image (by cropping, re-sizing, changing the image format from JPEG to something else like PNG, change resolution, reduce file size, etc.) for the purpose of facilitating convenient display. The image may not be altered so as to change it to a newly distinct or derivative artwork without express permission by the artist. Similarly, it may also not be used for commercial purposes (other than to expedite sale of the token to a new owner).

Finally, the referenced image may be used (whole or edited as mentioned above) by the token owner as an online avatar, badge, wallpaper or background on webpages, social media and in virtual reality environments.

All rights to the digital art are also reserved by the artist.

Clouds #2

Clouds #2 ©2019 Jeffrey Boyd Garrison

Original ACEO (2.5″ x 3.5″ format) art entitled “Clouds #2” was completed in March 2019 using colored pencils, black ink pen and acrylic paint.

Like the one before it, this was must more practice doing clouds and landscape depth.

Token Ownership

This art piece has been “tokenized” (minted on the Ethereum blockchain by OpenSea) as an ERC-721 Ethereum token entitled Clouds #2.

Ownership of this unique single edition token grants the owner the (non-exclusive) permissions to display and use the associated full resolution image (the one on this webpage) for personal non-commercial display (such as uploading to personal social media, personal blog page and in an online or virtual gallery such as are commonly found in the Cryptovoxels app).

Selling the token effectively transfers these granted permissions (although previously posted digital displays may remain posted and need not be taken down or removed post transfer).

The token owner may edit the referenced art image (by cropping, re-sizing, changing the image format from JPEG to something else like PNG, change resolution, reduce file size, etc.) for the purpose of facilitating convenient display. The image may not be altered so as to change it to a newly distinct or derivative artwork without express permission by the artist. Similarly, it may also not be used for commercial purposes (other than to expedite sale of the token to a new owner).

Finally, the referenced image may be used (whole or edited as mentioned above) by the token owner as an online avatar, badge, wallpaper or background on webpages, social media and in virtual reality environments.

All rights to the digital art are also reserved by the artist.