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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Hmmm, my 1983 Basic D&D (Purple Box) came with multi-coloured dice, including I think Sophie's crayon-numbered d20. The Expert set of the same era came with all-blue. I far preferred the earlier (I think) blue d20, green d12, red d10, yellow d8 and orange d4 (which I couldn't work out how to read).
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Talespinner, your bar is magnificent. Did you do the Black Freighter raft too?
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Cockatrice encounter is wonderful - the deciding factor in my getting the Fan Favourites. Even better than the chance to expand my gatormen tribe!
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Me too. Raft of the Damned is irresistible, and that bar...!
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I'd love to see better images of the Ghoul encounter up on the KS page. That heroine looks like she could be fantastic, if we could only see her, and I love the general designs of the ghouls, but they are just detail-free blobs. And the intricate detail of all those bones just looks lost. Expecting new backers to get excited by this kind of half-hearted image, and to then trawl social media and forums for better looks, is crazy.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    The WizKids minis are okay for the price, and seeing them everywhere after decades of Warhammer-only drought at local retail is great. But they remain pretty characterless sculpts - a combination of dutiful realism and 'official' designs that never seems to engage me.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I've tried to be positive and optimistic on the KS comments thread, but... It seems incredibly churlish to complain about an outfit with such a great track record, but I just haven't seen the kind of enthusiasm and attention from Reaper on this KS as in previous ones. They always seem to be caught on the hop by developments (too high pledging on the first day, not enough in the middle, information late or absent, now really nothing out on the shelves for the last few days), and that doesn't engender the kind of confidence that makes me want to break the bank upping my pledge. Time-consuming things like an EU hub, the design and pricing of the ship, these should have been sorted out BEFORE the KS began. This KS was always going to be between $2M and $4M of sales - invest in it! It's not as if they haven't put in the hours, the Twitch streaming has used at least three staff every weekday evening, but without a useful script it just wallows about with maybe a single nugget of info in the whole show. It can't be beyond the wit of mortals to schedule exciting teases, or even detailed showcases of the 200+ models already revealed - show us the painted versions of the re-used sculpts, put together themed groups of old and new models (dragons, skellies, terrain etc.), show us how damn cool all this is! And even then, the KS comments section highlights how few people actually watch the Twitch, so that info also needs to be in Updates - there should be continual updates during the quiet periods highlighting beauty-shots of the existing models, comparative scales and excerpts from forthcoming expansions and add-ons - ANYTHING to fill the gaps between unlocks. Make it look like Reaper is proud and excited about what it has to offer, instead of always playing coy about what's to come. Anyway, here's hoping I'll be eating my words by Thursday!
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Very nice, very useful. Two on the right would pass for a few extra undead pirates at a pinch! But does no-one die with their boots on any more?
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    Nereids

    Greek Odyssey, surely? They aren't underwater enough for Dark Depths!
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    It's unlikely my budget would stretch to the ship (but if it did it would definitely be for Napoleonic skirmish gaming, rather than fantasy RPG, which it just seems all wrong for), but my objection to translucent is the constraints it must put on how this thing is constructed. Presumably there are going to be all sorts of tabs and slots and supports needed on such a behemoth, which are going to look unsightly if you can see right through it!
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    He also looks not unlike Nigel Green from Jason & the Argonauts, which may be the intention.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Terrible, but also wonderful. How they could have got so many story-essential things so completely arseways! But that scene where Achilles takes the temple - pure magic. My secret shame .
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Let's face it, here is no way of representing a hundred-handed giant as a mini. Imagine the disappointed counting that would fill the comments section! "That's it, only 97 hands, I'm canceling my pledge". Argus on the other hand would very nice to, ahem, see...
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Not wanting to be argumentative, but if you specifically want Achilles in a game, just use the 'argonaut' and call him Achilles (or Jason, or Theseus, or Perseus). What does Achilles look like? If the Myrmidons couldn't tell gentle Patroclus apart from swift-footed Achilles when he borrowed his armour, how would we? Or is this a Brad Pitt thing?
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Lousy gits playing with fake pledges. The internet is ever at the mercy of a handful of greedy tossers.
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