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Scott



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Posted - 04/27/2012 :  2:28:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit Scott's Homepage  Go to Scott's Twitter page
The Miniature Database was developed to allow players to share and browse pictures of miniatures used for playing Vortex. Anyone may view the miniatures and members of the warboard may upload pictures of their miniatures.

Viewing the Database
Go to the Warboard --> Miniature Database and browse by genre or search using keywords. Multiple genres can be selected using the Ctrl button. If multiple genres are selected, miniatures matching any of the genres will be displayed. Multiple keywords can also be entered, separated by commas. If multiple keywords are selected, miniatures matching any of the keywords will be displayed.

Reporting Inappropriate Images
Anyone who finds a picture that is inappropriate to the Miniature Database may select the photo and click the “Report This Photo” button beneath it. All photos in the Miniature Database much conform to the Terms and Conditions listed below.

Uploading to the Database
Anyone with a free Warboard/Forum membership may upload photos to the Miniature Database. While logged-in, go to Warboard --> Manage Photos. From there you can Upload a new Photo, edit an existing photo by selecting it and choosing “Update”, or delete an existing photo by selecting it and choosing “Delete”.
File Size: Photos should be 1 Meg or under. There are a number of programs that can reduce the size of a photo. Windows will reduce the size of a large photo if you “sent to” as an email. Large photos will be resized to a width of 800 and files greater than 1Meg will not be added to the database.

Name: The photos can be given any name. This can be the name of the Combatant in your Vortex Company, the name given by the manufacturer, or anything you like.
Description: It is encouraged you put the manufacturer of the miniature and any modifications you have made in the description. Direct web links are not allowed.
Genres: You may select are many Genres are you feel is appropriate for the miniature. Keep in mind that Genre is a subjective. For example, a zombie may be labeled as “Horror”, “Undead”, “Sci-Fi”, “Fantasy”, or even all four.

Suggestions
Anyone may report errors or suggest improvements in these forums.

Terms and Conditions
Everyone is allowed and encouraged to browse through the entries to the Miniature Database to get ideas and inspiration for their own miniature collection.
All usage of the Miniature Database must conform to user’s local laws.
Direct links to the photos from other web sites are not permitted.
Any photo uploaded to the Miniature Database should be usable (as a Combatant, piece of terrain, marker) for the Vortex: Customizable Miniature Skirmish Game.
All photos must be of actual miniatures or gaming elements. Illustrations are not allowed.
All photos must be family friendly. Entries considered offensive are subject to removal.
Copyrighted materials may not be uploaded without the permission of the copyright holder. Basically, you must own the miniature and have taken the photo yourself. Do not upload photos of box art, promotional materials, or photos found on the web without specific permission.
The entries to the Miniatures Database are not intended to be advertisements. You may mention the manufacturer of the miniatures and may give credit to anyone who helped to make/paint it but do not structure the database entries to function as advertisements. (No SPAM)
There is no limit to the number of photos that may be entered so long as each entry is distinctly unique.
The quality of the miniature and its photo is subjective, but all users are encouraged to only upload entries of high quality. While the spread of entries, in regards to the miniatures, paint jobs, and photography, are from the masterful to ‘game quality’, excessive negative feedback in these forums or other sources shall not be permitted. Be nice.
The Warboard and the Miniature Database is independent of Unified Theory Games LLC which shall not be held accountable for any misuse or crappy web programming.
Anyone abusing the spirit of the Miniature Database will be subject to punishment.
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