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Staffan

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  1. Some monk/brawler characters would be nice. There really aren't many Bones models that are unarmored, unarmed, and still look like they're ready to mix it up.
  2. I'm not sure this is the right thread for it, but it was mentioned some time ago that there likely won't be Chronoscope expansions in future Bones kickstarters, because they're always the worst sellers by a large margin. I think the issue is that they do not feel like a cohesive whole. Look at the one in Bones V: there's one part that's a bunch of pulp/steampunk characters, another part that's redneck zombie horror, and a third that's post-apocalypse scavengers/mutants/robots (plus Dejah Thoris). I might have been interested in one of those thirds, but when 2/3 of the expansion feels irrelevant to me it gets real easy to prioritize buying other things instead. By contrast, something like the Greek Odyssey expansion is more all-or-nothing – either I'll have use of most of it, or none of it. I think these would have worked better as different mini-expansions, similar to the Yokai of Okura, or the Townsfolk. I would probably have paid $20 or $25 for just the Pulp/Steampunk characters, but $50 for those plus a bunch of minis I'm highly unlikely to use is just too much. TL;DR: Keep doing Chronoscope minis, but in smaller packages than a full $50-expansion.
  3. Sure, but I think the premium for configurability is a bit too high. For example, a 100-unit Stackarack kit costs £125, which is about $173. If I instead were to get, for example, Monument Hobbies' MDF rack holding 64 Reaper-size bottles, that costs $26. So for the cost of a Stackarack set that holds 100 paints, I can get 6 Monument racks that each hold 64 (or 36 if using the GW-size one). Customizability is certainly worth something, but I'm not sure it's worth 2-4 times the price. And Monument is on the higher end (likely because they're really solidly built and well-balanced, and you can stack them on top of one another). Looking at the lower end, TTCombat has a 100-unit paint stand for Reaper-size bottles for £10—less than 1/10 of what you're selling yours for.
  4. As someone who is nowadays mostly playing Pathfinder 2, I'd love to see some of the Pathfinder-specific monsters (and character options) get some minis. Some are quite visually distinctive, like the alchemy golem we fought the other day (which had a bunch of syringes, glass chambers, and so on). I don't know if the lead times match, but it would be even cooler if Reaper and Paizo could coordinate about what sort of monsters would be featured in APs a year or two out and include some in Bones. I'll join in with whoever said they wanted two-inch dragons. Something along the lines of the current Young Fire Dragon, but in a few variants. Oh, and one thing that would be super awesome, if Reaper could coordinate with Cephalofair Games and make affordable minis for Gloomhaven or Frosthaven. That could almost be a kickstarter of its own...
  5. Yeah, it would have been nice if they told us as soon as they knew the EU hub wasn't happening. It's probably not going to hurt me much as I've been socking money away for VAT while adding things to the PM, and adding a few percentile points on top of that will be mostly fine, but some people have stretched themselves thinner than I have.
  6. Looking at that freight post, well, someone's gotta say it... And what do you get?
  7. As someone who's mostly playing Pathfinder these days: 1. Goblins. Goblins are an official PC ancestry in Pathfinder these days, so Pathfinder-style goblins in a variety of styles matching different classes. 2. Barghest, in Medium and Large 3. Boars 4. Brain collector 5. Various drakes. 6. Alchemical golem 7. PF-style hobgoblins 8. Various linnorms. 9. Various proteans 10. Various psychopomps 11. Redcap 12. Shining child 13. Various flavor of xulgaths/troglodytes (in particular, check out the variants in the Extinction Curse adventure path). In addition, if you could coordinate with Paizo and see what sort of stuff they're planning to use in future adventure paths, that'd be really great.
  8. I don't know if Army Painter has changed their ingredients or something, but when I tried priming bones with it earlier this year they got very tacky. It took a few days for the tackiness to reveal itself, though. Another thing I've noted is that if I use Citadel's Wraithbone primer on Bones Black, it adheres fine but it doesn't seem to give a primed surface. If I try painting on it, it's just as hydrophobic as the Bones Black material itself (or close enough to not matter). This is unfortunate if you try to paint them using contrast paints. It would be really awesome if Reaper could whip up some form of guaranteed Bones-friendly spray-on primer. At the moment, all we have is basically unconfirmed lore - "I heard this lady tried that spray and it worked fine", and unfortunately not very much in the way of actual knowledge.
  9. I got a set with a recent order, and while they seem to be perfectly cromulent dice, I was slightly disappointed that they didn't come in differentiated colors like on the Kickstarter picture. If they had had differentiated colors, and those colors had been consistent from set to set, I would have bought like ten sets. It would have been great for quickly finding a bunch of appropriate dice for various spells and other effects in D&D and variants. Hunting through your various dice sets to find 8d8 for a Cone of Cold can take a while, and the next round you need 5d12 because someone else is upcasting an Erupting Earth or something. But if I know I need 8 of the blue ones, and 5 of the green ones, that's much quicker. I assume they have gone the traditional route with single-colored sets because of how the molding process works (I guess the whole set is made as one sprue, which would require it to be the same color, and that making one d8 sprue and one d12 sprue and so on would be more trouble than it's worth), but I still wish it were otherwise.
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