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#226 Hymn



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 09:58 AM

My story is somewhat...ordinary, but I'll leave it anyway.


I first started gaming when I was a kid upon learning of the Star Trek: The Next Generation CCG. In 2010, I found board gaming. I met a buddy through board gaming who was really into fantasy, role playing, and cool models. He's the kind of guy who finds something new and will soak up all the information he can find about it immediately. He discovered mini painting and immediately became excellent at it (painting about 500 minis in his first year or so). We started a Pathfinder group and began hanging out more regularly. He convinced me to join the hobby. After a few months, he mentioned Reaper in passing and said he was going to a convention called ReaperCon. He was on fire when he returned and convinced me to get into Warlord. We took a trip up to the store to buy our armies and were given a factory tour, too. Now I find myself on the forums, having attended my first ReaperCon, and not looking back!

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#227 Arc 724

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 12:03 PM

My memory is reluctantly void for most of my childhood – due to hospitalization – but I recall requesting a Reaper Mini’s catalog to be sent to my house:

That time in my life my brother and I were in a race to be “the guy with the awesome skill,” we both decided to paint miniatures. The local hobby store (The Excalibur – Jonesboro, GA) had a wide variety of miniatures and I just happened to pick up a few. With a half a dozen pewter miniatures in tow, I was ready to paint. Upon getting home and removing them from the respective packing I finally noticed the brand, REAPER. After a brief investigation on my fathers dial up connection I found their website and requested a paper catalog sent to my house. I think the figures that stuck out in my mind the most where at the end of the catalog: DOOM, from the popular video game. I never ordered them and always regretted it… From then on I was hooked.

After several years (middle school, high school, College) I am finally returning to this once loved hobby, and back to REAPER I came. I just received my newest batch and am currently working on them for a new table top game a friend of mine is developing! Thanks Reaper.

Edited by Arc 724, 22 May 2014 - 12:13 PM.

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#228 Marvin



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Posted 04 June 2014 - 09:05 PM

My story's boring, but. I started playing D&D in middle school, really got going in high school. Bought figures indiscriminately and had a decent collection I'd never even started painting or anything--it unfortunately got stolen right after high school. I quit playing D&D then, too, but a few years later I got back into it when I returned to college and found an enthusiastic new RP community. I picked up a dozen or so miniatures, and most of them were Reaper--they just did it best. Their figures exemplify what I thought of when it came to D&D pieces. I painted a few minis--poorly, but I painted them. I enjoyed it. I did up a Reaper rogue (I haven't found the ID's on all these old pieces, yet) to serve as a Tiefling I was running at the time. Was super fun. Unfortunately I quit playing again, packed the minis away, and only recently rediscovered them. I felt an overwhelming urge to paint. The Reaper pieces are blowing my mind all over again--so I wound up here. I've got some more Reaper stuff on the way--my first Bones pieces are on the way now--and I'm trying to figure out how to paint better. Reaper's by far got my favorite minis, and I can't wait to try more new stuff.

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:14 PM

I found Reaper after hearing about them second hand when looking for good cheap miniatures. I am perpetually saddened that I missed the first Bones kickstarter.

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#230 Michael-TLH



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 08:25 AM

I was randomly surfing the web one day, looking around and doing research for a D&D game set in Greyhawk. I was always the one who would be tasked with finding and painting miniatures for my group, so I was looking for specific miniatures. I happened upon the Forums on either the day it was created or the day after. I was very active for quite a while, but then took a long time off... but the Kickstarter(s) have brought me (and Elwood) back!


:blues: People are probably more excited to have me back, than you.


I doubt it, Elwood. I reallllly doubt it.

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#231 pcktlnt


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 06:44 PM

I'm stumbled across the first kickstarter while surfing boardgamegeek. I always wanted miniatures but never bought any since they are too expensive for an unemployed student. Then I did the calculation was like holy moly, pledge. First kickstarter ever. I actually blame Reaper for my kickstarter habit. When the project finished, I was like,....MOREEEEE, neeed more! I'm happy I have a job to afford some of these projects now. ^_^

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 10:08 AM

I first learned of them in 1996ish when I worked at a now closed Hobby shop. We sold reaper right next to the old Ral Partha figures and a few other ranges I can't remember (and one I can but won't name here, they know who they are) 


I picked up a few of them back then because I could afford them and the employee discounts just made things even better. 


I stopped painting around 2003 then picked back up again just after the second kickstarted (Yep I missed em both) and the rest is typed on these boards somewhere...

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#233 Joe the Revelator

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 01:39 AM

Played D&D for 15 years without mini's-- thought they were too "fancy" for our games. Only bought a pewter knight because we were trying out 4.0, and we couldn't very well play without figures.


Fast-forward to a crippling miniatures addiction of 2 years. I hoard little boxes of trash and scrap metal like a meth user, in the hopes I can utiize them in scratch-building. I buy reaper paint and army clearcoat like I'm sniffing the stuff. My wax carvers have more greenstuff on the handles than handle. And now that bones plastic is available at my local gaming shop, I find myself spending more, not less, on armies each month.


And nobody can take that away from me! ::D:

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#234 TGP


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 02:29 PM

I wish I could remember.  :down:   I am not even sure what the first Reaper mini I ever purchased was, much less where I purchased it.

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