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  1. ApesAmongUs

    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I was about to ask what the little palm trees were for. But now (having seen them described as "fig leaves"), it makes more sense.
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    HOARDERS

    If I had to guess, I'd say that the feet are probably not required to be in a specific configuration on the board, so the troll and be feet together or have a wide stance. as a concept, that doesn't work with a regular mini.
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    Bones Kickstarter #3 Discussion

    There is always a chance of a "thank you" set like last time or some other thing that makes it in even if we don't reach the goal. They will probably wait until really the last second so they don't get too many people demanding another stretch goal afterwards like with the spider last time. So, most likely going to make the Froghemoth legitimately, and then maybe one move squeezed in if we get close. The real question is if we get one between those two. It's going to take about 20k/hour to do that, so I'm guessing it's going to be just those two with maybe something tiny hiding somewhere (Sophie). At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if the Female Frost giant made into into a "thank you" just based on the demand.
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    Bones Kickstarter #3 Discussion

    Those two and the female oni are the only things I'm still waiting for.
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    Bones Kickstarter #3 Discussion

    Just in case you aren't exaggerating, you do know you can get a max of 10, right?
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    Bones Kickstarter #3 Discussion

    They need to get all those visible before Thursday 5:00 RTZ (reaper time zone) when the 48 hour emails go out. Don't want anyone checking back and not seeing the wowwtfhsfmitewac!!!!! minis to grab their attention.
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    Bones Kickstarter #3 Discussion

    CMON dropped tying the add-ons to SG's, which I think is a better idea. If you need momentum or won't hit a SG today, just announce an add-on. That is possible because CMON offers things through KS at close to retail price, so throwing out something early cuts into profits instead of being a loss. Reaper could do that if they wanted to increase the price of everything right off the bat.
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    Bones Kickstarter #3 Discussion

    As a mounted figure, that breaks the 3 points of support rule. Looks nice, but not bones viable without bulking up those back legs like crazy.
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    Bones Kickstarter #3 Discussion

    It's really shocking. These big ticket items coming in rapid succession are having a great effect. And the fact that it's a weekend may mean that the mythos stuff gets another boost on Monday when people are "working" - this might be a lessened effect from the weekend with the rest of the boost yet to come.
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    Bones Kickstarter #3 Discussion

    I believe this is putting undeserved pressure on Reaper. Bryan has said multiple times that a standard, expected stretch goal is 10% of the current total. That makes it currently 115k for a normal stretch goal. The last few have been around 1/2 of that. Even by their revealed estimates, we are clearly taking advantage of the early buffer already. Expecting it to get even closer together is an unreasonable expectation. There was only so much of a buffer they could have built up on the first day.
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    Bones Kickstarter #3 Discussion

    TMNT and other strangeness, Yah I was wondering that one myself. I thought more or less just a random D&D adventure myself. I don't play pathfinder, so random goodness was my first thought as well. But given the comments about stitch golems and whatever people are calling that mini-treant thingy, I'm assuming they correspond to specific monsters from pathfinder, but we just don't recognize them.
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    Bones Kickstarter #3 Discussion

    The odd thing is that miniature companies haven't made many "bread and butter" miniatures, such as townsfolk, furniture, or even donkeys! It's one of those weird things where everyone says they want them, but when they get made, they don't always fly off the shelves. So if folks want lots of Townsfolk, buy em by the truckload. Speaking from my own viewpoint, I wouldn't be surprised if this is a case of a few people saying they want them loudly and not of a large number of people wanting them. I've painted a few of my bones townsfolk and even some of the relatively non-adventurer Stonehaven minis, but not a single one has seen even a second of gameplay. Barroom brawls happen, but they are mostly flavortext as in many games the threat represented by a town guard is quickly reduced to laughable, let alone a bartender. Maybe the occasional setpiece battle with civilians to save, but how often can that happen? It always seems to be that these types of minis are more for dioramas or the very least for people who paint more based on what they like than what they will use, and bones seem geared towards a different crowd than that. I don't regret having them, but they don't strike me as something that would be a big draw if we're mainly looking at a gaming market. You run into plenty of townsfolk in games, but they aren't really the major players when combat starts and minis become relevant. You don't really need minis for everyone that ever appears in a game, only for those who matter when you roll initiative.
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    Bones Kickstarter #3 Discussion

    And you could buy a used car for the price a metal version would cost...
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    Bones Kickstarter #3 Discussion

    Have been wondering about that myself, but since I'm not sure if I would buy another set I didn't ask. My assumption is that this foreshadows the forthcoming lizardocalypse.
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    Bones Kickstarter #3 Discussion

    One of us needs a new calculator, because I get $56 with those options.
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