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  • Tiefling and Dragonborn hero characters - male and female, varied classes.  
  • Elementals of all types.
  • Tabaxi.  Especially a tabaxi monk would be great.
  • clockwork anything
  • more bards, male and female, assorted races, with varied instruments
  • mermaids and sea creatures and monsters
  • tree people
  • Kenku
  • Rakshasa
  • constructs
  • oozes
  • were things.  other than wolves.  (lycanthropes)
  • Kuo-toa
  • Twig blights
  • Awakened shrub
  • Wood Woads
  • Aarakocra
  • Animated objects (rug of smothering?)
  • Banshee
  • Crawling Claw
  • Erinyes
  • Giant Hyena (And any druid animal forms that aren't already existing.) 
  • Imps
  • Shambling Mound
  • Lemure
  • Dryad
  • Faerie Dragon
  • Fungi and Myconids (yes more.  I like them)
  • Marid
  • Golems of all types (clay, flesh, iron, stone)
  • Grell
  • Hags (especially sea hag)
  • Modrons
  • Nightmare
  • Fey (pixies, sprites, boggles, korred, quicklings, redcaps, etc)
  • Sahuagin (all the types)
  • Water Weird
  • Firbolgs
  • Cave Fisher
  • Swarms (rats, stirges, etc)
  • Flail Snail
  • Nilbogs

I know.  Long list.

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@Inari44 I would suggest looking through the Bones catalog because just giving your list a quick scan I know they already have several of these available (or at least close substitutes).

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I second (third, fourth, whatever) both the dwarven bear cavalry, and the warrior women in full armor reading polar bear ideas.

 

Also: Wolf-dragon.

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3 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

I second (third, fourth, whatever) both the dwarven bear cavalry, and the warrior women in full armor reading polar bear ideas.

 

Also: Wolf-dragon.

Bonus points if said wolf dragon is at least the size of the Pathfinder Red Dragon.  More bonus points if it's as tall as the Minotaur Demon Lord! 

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And some light cavalry in the form of Gnomes in winter outfit riding large wolves.

 

Maybe a Chariot drawn by a Yak or two.

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03161 Slithe Raiders

03402 Slithe Champion

More Fishmen of any kind are appreciated, but I think these look great alongside the Tiik and Deep Ones from past Bones campaigns.

 

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My latest wish: some Bones pieces for an Adventurers' Campsite.  Yeah, I know, "Nolzur's" has a so-called "Adventurers' Campsite," and it's very pretty, but it's more like a vardo with props, rather than what a beginning group of heroes is likely to take with them as starting equipment.

 

Why have this?  Because some adventures don't take place in dungeons.  Sometimes you're traveling overland, and you have to go through the ritual of assigning who's on watch at different parts of the night, and then the GM rolls and -- wouldn't you know it?  Monsters attack while the guy with zero ranks in Perception and Wisdom as his dump stat was on watch.  D'oh!  This is something that could happen a number of times, so it might make sense to have some models to quickly put down to represent the "camp."

 

Alternatively, it could well be the PCs who are doing the ambushing -- launching a surprise attack on some bandits or orcs or whatnot.  Some tents and other props would be just as useful.

 

I envision:

* Pup Tent: Basic, roughly prism-shaped tent.  Make it hollow and save some material.  It would be nice if it's sculpted to have some texture and drapery so that it gives the impression of being made of cloth or hide, and actually hangs from supporting poles -- something a bit hard for me to do with just folding over a piece of paper and calling it a "tent."  Keep it simple enough, and it might be usable for more modern settings.  For bonus points, it might be nice to have a few "props" around the edge of the tent -- a lantern, a rolled tarp, a backpack, a closed sack -- but it'd be best if they're just on the fringe, rather than actually pressing against the tent.  That way, if you get multiple tents and don't want EACH TENT to have exactly the same line-up of gear, you could simply take a hobby knife to it and trim off the lantern, tarp, whatever, without messing up the texturing of the tent itself.  (And of course, such props could be found a home elsewhere.)

 

* Cooking Fire: A pile of logs with a blazing fire atop it, surrounded by a ring of stones.  For bonus points, have a spit suspended above it, or else a frame and a hanging kettle.  For extra EXTRA bonus points, it'd be awesome if the flame were in translucent orange.  (Or just make the whole thing translucent orange or yellow and I'll paint over what's NOT supposed to be a fire.)

 

* Bedroll(s): Just a simple lumpy bedroll (textured), possibly with one corner pulled to show that it's layered and not everyone keeps these things all nice and neat.  If that's too small a piece to justify having on its own, perhaps pair it as another "prop" with the Pup Tent, or have it in a pack of two.  This could even be useful for "dungeon dressing," since those orc guards might not have proper beds, but still need to keep warm at night.

 

* Wagon (Open, 4-Wheeled): The pig cart and the Dreadmere cart from Bones Kickstarter #4 are wonderful, and I simply must have them ... but I could also really use an open, self-standing, four-wheeled wagon.  Oh, I can find "battle wagons" aplenty from various miniatures war games, but what I'd really like is just a simple open-backed wagon that could be pulled by one or two horses, for loading up all those tents and bedrolls and shovels and 50' lengths of rope and 10-foot-poles and umpteen days' worth of trail rations and other weighty necessities of adventuring.  Yes, I could make one out of craft sticks, but it won't be as durable as one made out of Bonesium ... and I can't for the life of me manage to make decent wagon wheels with SPOKES.  Bonus points if you include one or two separable horses to pull the thing.  :)

 

 

 

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I would like to see some defense and siege stuff.

 

Stockades, Anti Cavalry stakes, Mantlets, Battering Ram, Siege Tower, Catapult.

Boiling Oil Cauldrons, Ladders.

 

And small stuff like torches, cannonballs, bundles of spears, arrows, javelins, bolts etc..

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I certainly can't resist putting my "me too!" onto the requests for a wider variety of unarmed "townsfolk"/civilian miniatures for modern, pulp, western, sci-fi, steampunk, and other genres.  Even before being combined with some Bones modern, antique, and sci-fi weapons and gear, I can think of a bunch of uses for them, and the possibilities for conversion are tantalizing.

 

Also, some "townsfolk" style characters from a variety of eras in weird costumes could be fun for those of us who like to find creative or outside-the-box uses for Bones figures.  I could find multiple uses for "townies" in odd masks, in medieval morality play costumes (dressed as Death, animals, clowns, etc.), ranging anywhere from masked party-goers to disguised vigilantes to weird cultists.

 

I also like Jordan's PC campsite set described above - a tent or lean-to, four bedrolls, a campfire/cook fire, add four adventurer backpacks to the lot, a water cask, a pile of boxes and sacks, lockbox, a couple torches or lanterns, a stack of 10' poles and sledges/picks/shovels/whatever:  any gaming group that doesn't have those surprise encounters at their own camps will have them at someone (or something) else's camp (bandit camp, guard post, orc siege party, etc.), and I can certainly see some use for this sort of thing at gaming tables or in dioramas.

 

Some other useful themed "dungeon-dressing" sets I can think include:  mad scientist's laboratory (science gizmos, worktable, beakers and flasks, etc.), throne room (thrones, royal family), shopkeeper's goods (strongbox, display cases, shelves), cultist/healer's temple (altar, pulpit, healing fountain), NPC home (cookpot or iron stove, bed, shelf, crude table an stools)....

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On 4/25/2018 at 6:53 PM, YronimosW said:

 

Also, some "townsfolk" style characters from a variety of eras in weird costumes could be fun for those of us who like to find creative or outside-the-box uses for Bones figures.  I could find multiple uses for "townies" in odd masks, in medieval morality play costumes (dressed as Death, animals, clowns, etc.), ranging anywhere from masked party-goers to disguised vigilantes to weird cultists.

 

Ooo.  Crazy Idea: "The Masquerade."  A swarm-like swirl of a multitude of masquerade-ball type masks (butterfly, feathered, bat-wing, crow-beak, "Punch" clown, comedy/tragedy, etc.).  Maybe it's a ghost.  Maybe it's a really fancy sort of eidolon summon.  But one thing for sure: It's a PRIME candidate for kitbashing!  Just chop off a mask, then pick some Bones figure, shave off the existing face, glue on the mask and -- VOILA!  Another attendee for your Masquerade Ball adventure/encounter.

 

Why have it be a "swarm" rather than just several masks on a sprue?  Because some people just ARE NOT going to buy conversion packs.  The next best thing is to create a Bones figure that's just bristling with conversion-part candidates (so that hobbyists like me buy it for just such a purpose), but it's still in a form that could theoretically be used for some sort of encounter.

 

 

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I also like Jordan's PC campsite set described above - a tent or lean-to, four bedrolls, a campfire/cook fire, add four adventurer backpacks to the lot, a water cask, a pile of boxes and sacks, lockbox, a couple torches or lanterns, a stack of 10' poles and sledges/picks/shovels/whatever:  any gaming group that doesn't have those surprise encounters at their own camps will have them at someone (or something) else's camp (bandit camp, guard post, orc siege party, etc.), and I can certainly see some use for this sort of thing at gaming tables or in dioramas.

 

 

Toward this end, I wouldn't mind seeing a few more items in packs, if it could help to make the number of SKUs more manageable, and maybe even make the cost for individual items slightly more efficient.  I confess, I have often bought a 3-pack of minis (whether Reaper or some other brand) primarily because of at least ONE miniature in the pack I really wanted, and the other two -- well, I /could use/ them -- and collectively it was worth the price to me. 

 

I don't know that I would need several copies of a "campfire/cook-fire" mini, but I'd probably need several bedrolls and tents, and any number of accessories (lanterns, torches, poles, boxes, sacks, pots, shovels, et al.) would be usable in multiples as well.  Combine that cook-fire WITH 2 tents and 2 bedrolls and assorted props -- and if I want a larger camp site (for 4 or 6 members) I might just decide it's worth getting another pack, and I'll try to find something clever to do with the "extra" cook-fire pieces.  (Put it with *4* of everything, and that's cool ... but if I had a party with 5 or 6 members ... hmm.  Okay, if the price is right, I might still buy a second camp site pack anyway.)  I might as well pay for a collection rather than just having to buy each item piecemeal.

 

 

 

 

 

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I would like to see some prisoners/slaves for fantasy settings. Preferably multiple races and genders. 

In many adventures I have read or run you either free, escort, take or become prisoners at one point, so they would be a good addition to the already existing civilian fantasy miniatures we got.

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I'm going to double up on my Kulathi heavy weapons suggestion ... it wild be one body, same head already in production  (or new), with a plug on back arms + weapon ... this way it would be easy to make and with just new plug in you can add new weapon range ... for example I made 2 heavy weapon conversions in the conversion thread (no pics alowed here) ... if they where a single guy with plug on weapon to back then adding multi barrel rapid fire versions would be a lot simpler than a full new figure ... food for thought.

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Maybe some diorama  pieces.  Maybe two foes facing off against each other.  I know this can be created easily on one's own but to have a set piece might be pretty cool (Dance of Death)

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