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  1. Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I'm stoked that we're getting the other Julie-snake! I was sad that we didn't get it last go-around along with its big brother/sister, the giant cobra, and worried that there was something in the design that would make it difficult to translate into Bones. Assuming that the sculpt more or less fits a 1" square, I can see picking up 10-20 of them for a big snake encounter in a number of games.
  2. Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Do we know if they'll be sold separately at retail? Given that the Fire Giant is holding his Hell Hound's chain, my guess was that each giant hunter variant would be sold as a set with his or her animal companion.
  3. Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I'm pretty sure that it's just a Photoshop scaling error. Reaper would have to confirm, buy my guess is that the giantesses will be the same size as the previous Huge giants.
  4. Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Those are going to be some great giant minis given the other we've had in the past. As stoked as I am to see some battle-ready giantesses, getting more Frost Giants kinda highlights the fact that the only Stone Giant we have is the metal-to-bonesium sculpt from Bones II, and the Storm and Cloud Giants are looking at the upscaled Fire Giants with envy. I'm crossing my fingers that the other Giant types will see some love this KS so we aren't stuck waiting a good 4-5 years for new sculpts.
  5. Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Humber Ulk! We're getting a Humber Ulk!!
  6. Any pics on this goblin?

    Now that I've seen it, I'm kinda disappointed that we didn't get the flail variant crusader in bonesium. Looks cool!
  7. Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Random thought: Ya know what I never expected to see in Bones? A Xorn. But now we have the first part of the (not-)Underdark expansion. Ya know what else I never expected to see in Bones? A Flumph. . . .
  8. Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    It's likely due to Reaper's plans for the retail releases. Chances are that those three will be packed either in a single blister or possibly three separate SKUs. Ultimately, the KS is about building the Bones catalog.
  9. Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Just paint them appropriately [?] instant drow. I don't get it. It's a question of apparel. Drow tend to dress less flowery, more spidery. Dark Elves, as depicted in most F20 artwork, look, well, "evil." There are distinct visual queues when compared to most other elves. Most of Reaper's elf minis, usually intended for PCs, are depicted as heroic figures.
  10. Kyphrixis in Bronze

    Looks good! I agree that the color tones all come together nicely. (it also looks like you're threatening him with death by smelting if he steps out of line)
  11. Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I certainly wouldn't say no to some new Drow. Bobby Jackson's Dark Elves are fine but don't really suit my taste.
  12. Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    If we do not get a cat dragon, you need to think of one factor (or at least Reaper does): sale-ability. We fans here are a limited and rather specialized group of their customers. We want all the minis. Most of their customers want minis that they can correlate to a creature in game. The Roc actually correlates to 3 to 4 creatures in various games. When everyone started requesting it, I'm sure it was a no-brainer for Ron to have it made. The Cat Dragon on the other-hand, well you might be able to sub it in for something; it really depends on the design. Experienced GMs like novel creatures that they can use, but the vast majority want things that are easily identifiable on sight. To add to TaleSpinner's comments: Another thing to keep in mind is that people have been asking for a Roc for at least a couple of years. There's been a persistent demand for it. The cat dragon, AFAIK, is just a meme that popped up shortly before the KS campaign launched. I would guess that Reaper was planning on producing a Roc when people first starting planning Bones IV. As for Dance of Death, you can probably expect it to become one of the final stretch goals in the last day or two of the campaign. It's a big, capstone kind of model, similar to the final stretch goals from previous campaigns.
  13. Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I wasn't going to say it, but yeah, that was my initial thought, too (well, "cave," not "kitchen," but same intent). I would super excited for a $10-15 add-on that was a set of Hill, Fire and Frost Giantess warriors. Not "queens." Warriors. Not looking regal, not posing or reclining, but instead engaged in dynamic combat just like their Y-chromosome counterparts. General purpose minis for use in gaming when players happen to encounter a female giant (I'm, like, pretty sure they exist in most F20 games). The current Giantesses are fine, but when my group rolls out the Chessex mat, at least, it's for combat, not court politics. It's not like I'm actually looking to fight for gender rights in my toys. I don't need to see a 1:1 ratio or anything, especially when fantasy tropes usually depicts males as doing most of the fighting. I would just like to see some more variety and more importantly, utility in the Bones giants' catalog. (also, new Stone Giants, please)
  14. Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Mine has yet to see any paint love if for no other reason that I've seen so many great color schemes for Narthrax and have been left in a state of perpetual indecision (I suppose the obvious answer to just buy several more).
  15. Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Dance of Death looks awesome! I'm not going to buy it since I really only paint to play with, but I know I'm in for a treat in a couple of years when some some of the forumites get their mitts on that set! I LOVE the Hill Giant Hunter! That one I definitely am going to get, even if I end up having to drop the other Hill Giants from my pledge. I can't help but notice though that we're now 0 for 5 as far as female Hill Giants are concerned. It would be nice to have at least one Giantess to slap around some uppity murder hobos. . . .