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  1. Twalrus

    The Reapermini Beta site for Europe.

    I placed an order just the other day and it included a ghoulie bag. I see no reason to think it wouldn't have the same paints and miniature as is listed on the US site, though presumably any candy included will be British. It would be funny if the names of the paints were spelled differently... My final order also listed three of the month's bonus vampire despite me only ordering 40 euro of stuff so uh I guess I'll just have to wait a few days to see what's up with that. The only negatives I've encountered is that clicking the tag on a miniature to display, say, all orcs or whatever doesn't appear to work yet and that the entire sortiment isn't yet available but I chalk those up to it being a beta site.
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    Best Version of DnD?

    That's entirely justifiable, though. your character is just so drunk it passes into local folklore. a fairly standard fantasy dwarf would absolutely, inevitably know a lot of passed-down stories of inexplicable behaviour carried out by various ancient druncles and attributed in spirit to some mythical beer trickster who was so good he could trick himself into beliving that everything he drank was brandy.
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    77514: Iron Golem

    Between the base providing an interesting pattern, the golem itself being a plain but respectable mass and the gas adding that extra little splash of something I think you're really on to something here. I thought it was magical fire first, it's rather pointy, but I'm not really any good at gas so I don't know if expecting something more rounded is correct. Maybe the golem could do with some more areas being washed? The side shots make me feel like the arms could do with something extra where the plates meet. It could just be the lighting.
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    GW Announces WH40K 8th edition

    In fairness they did include pictures of the assembly process, and iirc they also note that the little turny bit to manipulate the deo stick works nicely as an engine nozzle.
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    GW Announces WH40K 8th edition

    It's possible a pure resource book would sell less than a rule book but they've certainly done pure fluff releases previously and if they just include sweet enough pictures and conversions I suspect there could be a big enough market. I mean, Black Library technically does nothing but fluff. If nothing else, people would just spend the previous rule book money on miniatures and branch out more because the barrier of getting the book was lifted (which would increase retention between editions). It would be easier to have a main army and then one or two additional Kill Team forces. Encouraging small projects seems important to me and like it could pay off. Buut I'm just a layman crudely applying observations from other companies, Steam sales and the general trend of hobbies.
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    GW Announces WH40K 8th edition

    It did suck that GW for decades would have options and sometimes entire units that just didn't have models, but removing previously existing things because you aren't planning to make models for them yet kinda sucks more. I also wish that GW had moved away from the rulebook model and made the rules available for free online. That way you can actually balance things little by little, and release just a single new unit if that's what the best thing to do is.
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    Female Humanoid Dragons????

    Being as how humanimals don't actually exist, there is no way to depict them that is really "accurate". There are some traits that can be tonally inconsistent with the story or whatever you put them in and of course having lizardmen with duck bills might be odd because it's a trait you associate with a different animal altogether. There's also the matter of the degree to which they're humanised. A 70/30 split in favour of the animal is going to be different than a 30/70 split. So, yeah, sure, dolphins don't have boobs. Dolphins also don't have legs or any human traits at all so giving them those is inaccurate. It's all up to whatever the person doing the illustrating or describing wants to achieve.
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    Ancient dragon

    Check out the Bones range of dragons. Some of them are quite big without breaking your bank. http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/bones dragon/price/77328 The little triangles in the bottom right corner each indicate half an inch, so you get some idea of how a typical 28-ish mm miniature would stack up.
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    B for scale

    I was wondering about the little B and figured it was a broad size indicator but i would never have guessed it was a quarter inch tall. Is the size of the thing mentioned anywhere on the site other than forum threads? It would be handy with a "Model Size" section up at the top that explained the triangles and letters.
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    Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago

    I'm fine with the snakemen being kind of dumpy. That's a plus in my book. I was expecting them to have snake tails instead of legs but this is still good.
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    GW to re-release Necromunda!

    They didn't stop supporting squats because of the name as such, they did it mainly because no one at the studio felt very strongly for them or otherwise knew of a great direction to take them in. The whole biker dwarves in space deal wasn't exactly super fleshed out. They got a much bigger presence in Epic because that was a scale of game where the designers felt they could have great ideas for a unique style. Personally, I would focus on them viewing themselves as the true inheritors of humanity and have the whole underground fortresses and shortness be incidental.
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    GW to re-release Necromunda!

    The helmet and the padded jacket are so extremely Rogue Trader it's a surprise he doesn't have a hoverboard.
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    Anyone know this guy?

    Well, "mystery dwarf of unknown origin" is an accurate description...
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    The Schleich dragons I have seen haven't just been of high sculpting quality, but also have a good variety of styles. I don't think they'll need more work to fill in gaps and paint than a typical tabletop dragon. Gonna have to think about picking one or two up myself, now...
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    Best Version of DnD?

    You could have some creature spreading a truly nasty smell, preventing them from getting a good rest and keeping their food down.