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  1. izzylobo

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I'm okay with this - plus the various bits from DDS2, etc. - being an encounter on its own. It is definitely working as the only standing ruins of a castle, and the skelebros riding out in search of foes to slay - out of a castle that basically no longer exists, over a drawbridge that seems to lead to nowhere ... and if you follow them back in over that haunted drawbridge, and into that castle, well... (I mean, two weeks into KS5, between the core, Dungeon Dwellers, and the three encounters revealed so far, plus some incidental terrain from previous KS - Dragons Don't Share being the most useful for surface stuff - and a normal wet-erase map from Chessex or something, you've got an entire D&D campaign - not just dungeon, a whole-hearted campaign from zero-to-hero, if not up into Epic territory - and it's about US $250 or so).
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I think the word you're looking for there isn't "good" so much as "popular" - which, there are a number of, but they are all very heavily themed. Star Trek and Star Wars are very popular - but also exceedingly heavily themed and particular in their style and look - a figure that looks right for Star Trek will probably not fit well in Star Wars, let alone anywhere else (maybe a sufficiently non-military but also non-nerf herder Traveller game?) Similarly, the figures that work well in a Cyberpunk game won't work well as anything but mercenaries/ne'er do wells in Star Trek (but will be okay in Star Wars, actually) - and will be utterly wrong for a Buck Rogers or Flash Gordonesque game, or (worse) John Carter of Mars. This is one of the problems with the SciFi genre (as others have noted) - they are much more particular about look and feel than many fantasy games are. Sure, you have some genres (Legend of Seven Rings, etc.) that are heavily themed (and which other miniature forges already have pretty solid grasp on) - but in many cases, an elf is an elf is an elf, and the Elf with bow and short swords you used last year for your D&D game will also work next year for your One Ring game. But that miniature of a Starfleet security officer with phaser rifle does not work for your Night City Knights full-borg campaign.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Smaller ones in the real world had to rely on human and oxen power to move them, aim them, and crank things down. Militaries using this thing have access to ogres and giants and orogs and such.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    yah - female efreeti and djinni were in the fan faves expansion
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    Cloud Giantess: Yephima 2.0

    Corporea, this is an amazing, amazing paint job. This might already have been my favorite sculpt so far in Bones V, and your paint job is just... she's so pretty. And thank you for the WIP - it's always cool to see a master-grade painter at work!
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    He's definitely a disciple of Tymora, yeah...
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    ... oh my god, I think I'm in love. That's simply amazing.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Contrariwise, I'd rather have miniatures that might evoke a sense of the Champions - but aren't immediately obviously them (the mini I am most likely to drop into the Box o Goodwill from this expansion right now is the Hercules...) - a champion with sword and blank (polishable...) shield? Coolness! Perseus crawling out of a cave with the bloody head of Gorgon Medusa in his hands? Nah - that's great for someone making a diorama, less useful for my players to select as a PC.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    So, I dunno what the ship is going to be called on the box, but mine will likely be (when generically named) Sophie's Chance because I can absolutely see Sophie being a devotee of Tymora (if in the Forgotten Realms or adjacent), and, for some reason "Sophie's Revenge" just doesn't roll off my tongue.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Julie getting her O'Keeffe on is brilliant. (Or Bob - whomever. I love it. It's brilliant.)
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    at 5' per inch scale (so the most common scale for maps in D&D, 4.25 is only a little short for 5e - Hill Giants are 16', Fire and Stone 18', Frost 21' Cloud 24' Storm Giants 26' Ostensibly, the Storm ought to be a little taller than it is, at just over 5" tall - but as it is, it makes a good (if slightly short) compromise in that it can act as a male Cloud or Storm giant. On the map, the base is the thing that really matters. The Wizkids minis are actually the ones that are out-sized - at 7" tall, that equates a pretty massive Empyrean (whose heights can be all over the place in 5e) - 35' tall or so. (This did not take into account ksbsnowowl's excellent work when posted).
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I'm actually hoping for a "capital" sized manuballista - the big ones that need a loading crew of two just to load the bolts in place. I've got a number of smaller ballistas, from RAFM and Wizkids and similar, for setting up as hallway denial and the like, - I could use a couple of big dragon-killers, the kind of things that get mounted... ohhh, say, on the deck of a old-timey pirate ship as main weapons when the campaign world doesn't have guns?
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    Digital D&D player's handbook

    Wizards does not currently have the 5e books for sale digitally, other than in the files on D&D Beyond. (which aren't proper, downloadable, PDFs - they're part of the website).
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Dat demon-centaur tho... (yes, yes, I know it's supposed to be horns on the helmet. Demontaur...).
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    ... so if, as someone earlier said, this one is named Benthic (Ben Thicc? ) That would make it... B-B-B-Bennie and his jets
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