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Kalibak

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  1. I hope I don’t sound negative (because I appreciate any company that gives away free stuff) but: 1. as someone new to the miniature painting hobby, I was planning on spending literally hundreds of dollars on paint sets and kits and figures and so on at reapermini.com over the next few months; but 2. I only became interested in Reaper because of their Bones Black products; and 3. I thought those products would still be available with the promotion this year (otherwise I would have tried to buy some stuff last year); so 4. I’m disappointed that the promotion is now solely limited to items that don’t interest me; and, perversely 5. I have started wondering if I need to get as much paint and figures up front as I’d originally planned. So even though I hate myself for it (It’s free stuff! What do I have to complain about?) I think I’m an example of what PaganMegan was sort of alluding to in that a promotion can backfire and either slow or even cost sales. I wish they’d at least have kept the last few months of Bones Black items in the promotion until they were rotated out. That’s what I thought was going to happen.
  2. Question regarding booking the hotel and classes: Do you have to pay the full amount for each up front (at time of booking) or do they just take a percentage or something until a later date? If so, how much? Thanks. (On the slim chance I am online if/when they reopen some rooms and classes, I’m concerned I won’t have enough in the bank until my next pay check.)
  3. ^ That’s what I don’t understand. How does something go from selling out over the course of a few months in 2019 to selling out in less than an hour the very next year. That’s an increase in popularity of about a million percent!* Has Reaper really gained that many new fans in the past 12 months? I must admit though that I had never even heard of Reaper until I saw their Kickstarter for Bones V about 2 months ago, so I actually AM one of those new fans. LOL So maybe there are a lot more people like me out there than I realized? Curse us all! LOL * Maths may or may not add up.
  4. ^ That’s definitely the case for me. If it happens, this will be my first ReaperCon; but between the classes, VIP pass, travel and any on-site purchases that might tempt me, I need to get one of theses discounted rooms for it to be affordable.
  5. Has anyone from Reaper actually confirmed that there are plans or discussions to open a new block of rooms at the Hilton at the discounted price? Or is it just speculation among forumites at this point based on things that might have happened in previous years? I need to know how much time I have to devote to monitoring these forums and Facebook and so on for a possible announcement or whether I should start trying to think of another accommodation plan.
  6. Well, I’m another who missed out on a room. Did Reaper book a smaller block of rooms this year or has ReaperCon just shot up so quickly in popularity that what took months to sell out last time now takes an hour? I’m also wondering if someone who’s stayed in the hotel before could let me know what goodies/freebies are in the bag/package that ReaperCon hotel guests receive?
  7. January update is here and it includes... elves! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ttcombatundead/desert-of-the-dead-fantasy-wargaming-miniatures/posts/2718387
  8. I’m suddenly unable to sign in to the Pledge Manager. It’s been fine up until today but now I keep getting a “Not found” message. Has anyone else experienced this problem?
  9. ^ Thanks. I’ll keep my fingers crossed then.
  10. Wait... Wow! A whole Pathfinder Paint Set is included with the price of a VIP ticket for ReaperCon?! Was that a one-time thing or are Paint Sets (Pathfinder or otherwise) always included? I had only intended to get a regular ticket but I might serious consider a VIP one now if I can get a Paint Set too. (Are the contents of the Regular and VIP Swag Bags usually revealed to ticket purchasers ahead of time or are they a surprise on the day?)
  11. I’ll leave it to more creative people to come up with the specifics, but I’d also like to see more “scenic scenarios” like “The Spiders of Emrith Kul” or “The Dwarf King’s Crypt Encounter” from Bones V (all in Bones Black which is my preferred material).
  12. Does anyone know how this works for late backers? Should I pay for something now (even if small) so that I can secure a spot in a Wave? Or will us late backers have our items shipped last no matter when we pay for our stuff.
  13. ^ My request is for figures in Bones Black. (I have assumed this thread is for that material too but I apologize if I’m wrong.)
  14. All from D&D: 1. Lycanthropes: Wereboar Werewolf Werebear Wererat Weretiger etc. 2. Bullette 3. Trapper 4. Piercer 5. Gnolls 6. Halfling PCs 7. Half-Orc PCs 8. Gelatinous Cube 9. Ochre Jelly 10. Green Slime
  15. I think I would be a lot more excited about this KS if it wasn’t for Bones V. But between the Core Set and Dungeon Dwellers in that I feel like I’m already getting almost every one of these exact figures.
  16. ^ Hey, it’s not so bad! At least we get another geriatric halfling.
  17. Thank you both so much! I get it now. I had been thrown by the listing that called them both “new” (and since I’m brand new to Reaper myself, everything is new and confusing to me anyway!) but now understand that: 1. one set is “new” colors (or previously released limited release ones anyway); and 2. another set is someone (a professional painter?)’s favorite colors that they’re making available as a special group for less than their retail price. Still both tempting options then.
  18. I was just looking at the Reaper Bones V Kickstarter (for about the 500th time in the last week alone) and got confused by something: Some of the “New MSP Colors” in the Options section seem to already be available for sale on the Reaper website. 09137 (Blackened Brown) and 09188 (Ultramarine Blue) are two examples but I’m pretty sure there are more. What gives? I had planned on buying both of those “new” color sets through the Kickstarter but would I be better spending my money on something else if I can already get those colors now?
  19. And even when you finally see the renders of the elves, you can’t be sure that they won’t just arbitrarily change them the next week anyway. Not that I’m still bitter about the Halfling Sorcerer or anything. lol Ohhh. Sure. No problem. Sorry for the confusion.
  20. ^ I was actually thinking the same thing. I’m getting some Elves (Golden Guard, Slayers and Shadows) with the RPG Booster set and would be happy to swap some of them for some of your Halfling Bows and Swords and maybe a couple of your Elves (Spears, Hexes, Crossbows or Swords) too. I’m also getting some mummies (Shambling, Classic and Halfling) in that set and one of those crocodile men (can’t remember what they’re called) in the RPG Oasis Monsters set that I probably won’t have a use for, if any of them are of interest to you.
  21. ^ That reminds me, has there been a ranking of people’s interests in the Expansion Sets in this thread yet? I’m interested to see which ones are the most and least popular here. Here’s mine: 1. Dungeon Dwellers: I’m new to Reaper and mini-collecting so this is a great opportunity for me to get a big selection of popular and useful figures all at once. 2. Greek Odyssey: Greek mythology is a big interest of mine and these will be super-fun to have even if I never get to use them in a D&D game. 3. Dark Depths: I’ve always wanted to play a heavily sea-faring based game and these would be perfect for that. 4. Brinewind: Similar to above but loses points for having too many skeletons. 5. Fan Favorites: A pretty much 50/50 mix of stuff that could be useful and stuff that I’d never unbag. 6. Daimyo: I want to like this one more but it just doesn’t seem to have enough variety. 7. Chronoscope: Cool stuff but I don’t think I’d get any use out if it.
  22. I don’t know if it’s just because it’s my first Kickstarter or not, but I’m having a lot of fun following this one! It’s racing through the stretch goals and has a couple of really fun-looking ones coming up. I really hope it gets to a “A Dozen Shocking Betrayals”. Here’s the latest update if anyone’s tempted to jump on: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/102137316/a-dozen-troubling-rumors-for-use-with-fantasy-rpgs/description
  23. I had the same thought process as you but ended up choosing the below set. The price and number of figures was more manageable and it offered a better selection for my D&D table. I just wish it could have swapped the halfling mummies for some gorgons or jackals or something.
  24. Haha I’m glad you could find the silver lining with that Candy figure. I’ve bought a bunch of the other figures from this campaign though so I hope it doesn’t come true for this one. I think I’ll wait and see if anything changes by the close of the pledge manager and then decide about this Halfling Sorcerer figure. As things stand though, I’m leaning toward asking for either my money back or a change of figure. They seem friendly so hopefully they’ll be OK with it. I just wish Halflings were more popular characters for either/both players and painters and then there might be more people speaking up. Imagine the comments if the ‘Elf Queen’ figure suddenly looked like a 70 year old woman. (Not that there's anything wrong with more aged figures. They’re great as NPCs. I just don’t find many players want to use them.)
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