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  1. I've got the "Big Book of Battlemaps" from a UK company, that was kickstarted a few months ago. So the concept already exist, they are not the first maps of that kind, but it is working great for us, so adding more maps might be something I'm interested in. The stickers seem neat as well.
  2. Our D&D group recently moved from my flat to the one above us, after one of my players moved in there and got somewhat comfortable. So now I have space in 2 drawers that were reserved for everyone's D&D stuff. Should probably put kiddie locks on them, the cats are able to open drawers if they're interested in what's inside (yes, smart pets are great). I'm sure all my Bones IV stuff will fit into two drawers
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    Black Hallows Townsfolk II

    Read that as well but wasn't as mindful as @Darsc Zacaland let the thread know.
  4. NWell, but we never heard about the delay because of quality control until it was "fixed". The miniatures needed adjustment, according to the last update, but they don't say if they had to do resculpting/posing work, if they had to a reprint from the 3d printer, if the molds were faulty, if their plastic needed adjusting, or whatever else might have gone wrong. Anyhow, at some point they noticed a flaw and fixed it, which, according to that update now, caused the delay. They still posted fluffy updates with pictures of retail boxes, retail boxes and resin masters without saying anything about how actual production was going. All that while they apparently had problems producing a final product of satisfying standard.
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    Black Hallows Townsfolk II

    I would really like to see those metal minis from the first kickstarter they showed in it's last update primed and inked in close up pictures. To me they don't look bad in that update, but really hard to judge. Hopefully those inked photos will be available before the KS launches. Otherwise I might back and back out later, if the quality seems iffy.
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    Bones Catalog

    I like it. The Reaper online store loads pictures very, very slowly for me, and that gets super annoying. My bf will be thrilled to learn that I can go "uhhh, look at that mini" all day until I fall asleep, not just when sitting in front of a screen.
  7. Did a little happy dance after reading the container was on the water. Those bones are my personal light at the end of the final-uni-project-hell tunnel. There is a life after screeming at, and pleading with, your computer and it's trillion programs
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    Unpainted Minis from Wizkids

    Quotet Haldir for picture reference, but put it in a spoiler, bc pic heavy. To me, the Bombshell version looks like a "proper" housecat, the nose area in the Wizkids one is too narrow. The cheeks look to have a normal width, but the nose area is tiny, maybe to look more "cute"? It also doesn't represent the 5e art that well imho. The tabaxi there is really slender looking, but he also has a very long nose, longer than that of a house cat and way longer than the Wizkids mini. You can see that quite clearly on the upper of the two Wizkids models, since that one is shown from a similar angle than the picture, making it easy to judge the profile of her face. Tabaxi probably come in different shapes, and I'm sure that look appeals to somebody. I do prefer the Bombshell and the Oathsworn (and the Reaper, not pictured in spoiler) though. They also have fur texture sculpted in, which the Wizkids doesn't seem to have, which is probably easier to paint.
  9. Is the material glossy? Maybe the problem in the update is of photographic nature?
  10. What I don't get: Chinese New Year isn't a surprise, it happens every year at roughly the same time. They could have told us they wouldn't make it when they didn't have their stuff on a ship in January/February. Instead we got fluff updates with boxart. Has someone here bought the other CR Minis they offered? Like the winged Vax? How's the quality of those? I thought the 3D printed Models and the resin masters looked quite good, but the production pieces look kinda crappy, even the "improved" ones.
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    Unpainted Minis from Wizkids

    I got my gargantuan dragons today! What a lovely surprise. I wasn't gonna get the green one, but we now have a very old blue dragon lady with a very impressive horn on her nose, and lots of rings around said horn and heir claws. The gargantuan green Pathfinder dragon definetly has a very pronounced horn, and the way she places her front paws will probably make it quite easy for me to place jewelry.
  12. I think Dreadmere als hugely profits from it. I was on the fence with that one. The meat of that expansion are very detailed, flavorful humans. A lot of them would probably have been not so great in the normal Bones material, but with the Bones Black you probably don't even have to paint them to see all their stuff.
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    Unpainted Minis from Wizkids

    Our 6th grade Biology teacher, who was a man in his 60ties, used to talk about diving and meeting octopi. Apparently, even the small ones are quite strong, and if they hold on to you with some of their arms and to a rock or something with their other arms, it's near impossible to get away. He advised using a diving knife to put into their brain, or, missing that tool, biting into their head. Cutting at their tentacles is apparently not very effective. Sounds mean and pretty disgusting, but if any of you are ever being drowned by an octopus, it might help. Yes, I only remember the important stuff from 6th grade. I wouldn't dare to. I ordered two of them. But I don't want my 9th level druid turn into THAT. Base sizes for the Reaper dragons. I'm bad at judging a big miniature's size by the little triangles, and even worse at judging them by the "B" thingy. And if you're looking for a nice young green dragon as the first dragon to confront your players with you don't want to end up with a genormous beastie that needs a 4 inch base. You need to leave room to size up later, you know? I'm also not a huge fan of all the dragons (and a lot of them are only shown from angles where you can't really judge them), but I like how they seem to meticulously work through all of them, so if you really need a young brass dragon, and it's important to you that it has the correct sizing and Monster Manual features, you can get one. Seems to be a weird oversight that there is no young red dragon yet, though.
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    Unpainted Minis from Wizkids

    Wave 8 should also have some dragons, but I haven't pre-ordered them yet either. I like that they're going with the "young" dragons though, since those are smaller and more suitable for lower level adventurers. A lot of campaign don't make it to those epic levels where one would need the gargantuan dragons. And somehow, in my head, I always see Reaper dragons as pretty big. I only own Blightfang though. Is there are chart with all the base sizes for those dragons somewhere? From the newest wave I like the Bulette (really dynamic pose). The wyvern might make a cute baby for Blacksting. The werebeasts are great because they aren't werewolves (but again, my campaign is probably to high-level to fight a single wereboar). The spectator is cute and those are generally a great beastie to play with, eyebeams are fun and no DM should have to wait until the party fights a Beholder to use them. I like that there is a sprite, I don't particularly like that it's in a box with a pseudodragon. I don't see the connection there. Will be interested in their level of detail though, I'm on the market for a few tiny fey creatures, since my bf keeps summoning them (those darn Quicklings). Giant eagle from the pathfinder section looks useful, again, for the bf doing druid stuff. The Roc from Bones 4 is too big, and a lot of other birds are more familiar/pet sized. How big is a giant eagle from Pathfinder? 2 inch base? 3 inch base? Shark and octopus also great, somehow there is a market for 500 different bear miniatures, apparently. I also like the cannons, but will probably hold off on those. No fire weapons in my campaign yet, and I accidentaly ended up with way more Ballistae from Wizkids than anticipated. Bought 4 sets thinking there were 1 model in each set, but got 2 per set in stead. All siege scenarios will now have to use ballistae I will be getting a catapult (or two) though. Edit: The adventurers leave me, as always, cold. I applaud their efforts to make the rarer races and race/class combos into miniatures, especially since they include females in equal parts. But I got the original human sorcerer for a player back then, and some elves to paint as drows since then, and the quality just wasn't comparable to metal, which we usually use for player miniatures. A lot of that tiny detail was just bleh in the final product. I know they are supposed to have improved, but since I have to buy them "blind" through online shops, I don't trust it enough. The badies usually have less tiny detail stuff on them. And part of me fears that one day a player might fall in love with a Wizkids mini for their PC, and will have to wait 6 months for them, or be disappointed that the detail isn't as pronounced as on the other players' minis or on the render.
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    Black Hallows Townsfolk II

    I'm quite okay with her, at least she has the pose and the outfit acknowledging the fact that she has a lot of cleavage going on. She looks a bit like a belly dancer to me, and for an entertainer the "boobs out" concept makes more sense. I do roll my eyes at other minis from the project though "Don't mind me, just innocently milking the cows and .... whoooops all my buttons burst" "I had to go to the forest at the break of dawn to harvest rare mushrooms and herbs. Sadly, I'm not a morning person and forgot to put on clothes under my apron"
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    Unpainted Minis from Wizkids

    Wuuiii, wave 9. Sadly, my online retailer doesn't allow pre-orders for out of stock (or not yet released) Wizkids unpainted stuff anymore. Probably too many people sitting on month old not-yet-fulfilled orders, or they got more pre-orders for certain miniatures than actual miniatures. So I'll have to set notifications and hope I'll be fast enough to order at the ping of my e-mail
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    Mantic : Terrain Crate 2 KS

    There was a Bed Mimic in bones?
  18. I did end up with the Reaper Bones gnolls, Wizkids is just too unreliable to get here. Unpainted is available months after the "official" release and good luck if something goes out of stock. Frostgrave would have been great because of the variety each set comes with, and I'll need huge numbers of gnolls later in the campaign. But I'm happy with my Reaper gnolls, even though the players defeated them in two turns or so I'll take a picture later if I remember to do so.
  19. Hey there, I do own 9 Bones Gnolls, 8 of them are actually painted. Later on in my campaign there will be more Gnolls, and I'm eyeing the Frostgrave ones for both price and variety. If anyone here has both, Bones Gnolls and the ones from the Frostgrave blister, it would be greatly appreciated if they could post a picture/tell me if they are compatible in the same warband. Frostgrave ones seem to be a bit more slender, so they would probably be the grunts of the group, with the Bones ones taking more of a leadership role.
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    Black Hallows Townsfolk II

    I find a few of the models rather interesting, like the town crier, the granny or the beggar. I would even be fine with 1-2 "supermodels" per gender in each set. For the female bard it seems in character to be a bit more ... open, and the smith or farmer probably have a lot of muscles due to their trade. But besides that, all the younger characters seem overly cheesy, and not really in the same style as granny, beggar or this new rat catcher. Will definetly be watching though, that wagon set looks great.
  21. Tbh, I think Dance of Death works for both scenarios. The title obviously implies fighting, and the scene works well that way. But thinking about it, I wouldn't know how else to picture a dragon courtship. They just have too many claws and teeth to ever look truely tenderly romantic from a human point of view. But great art is always open to interpretation.
  22. I see you're neither a mantis nor a spider.
  23. quite agreed, but almost any dragon bigger than a elephant isn't used in my husband's games. Dragons are high priority simply because they're my absolute favorite to paint Well, you're in the dragon painting game a bit longer, I still have the dragons from Bones I, II und III to paint ^^ But I do like to use them in game as well. Maybe you guys are just smarter than my players, and don't senselessly attack bigger-than-an-elephant dragons. I was kinda on the edge with the two dragons fighting, since it is such a lovely figure. But in the end, it's good to have one big thing that I didn't buy, to defend against the claims that I got everything.
  24. The duelling dragons are actually one of the few AddOns I didn't pledge for. I have so many dragons yet to buy and paint, and the two of them are just not as usable for use in game.
  25. I can give them a loving home ^^ Also not really interested in the chibis, but already got a friend who thinks they're great and will paint them. I'm probably gonna paint various adventurers from the core last, I just don't paint such miniatures without a player needing a PC miniature. My players are often very particular with their character minis, so we mostly buy new ones that fit what they imagined their character to be.
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