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I would like cavalry models to be a mount and a rider as separate pieces. So you can mod them.

 

Better yet a series of riders and mounts that can be purchased separately and are all interchangeable.

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I would like cavalry models to be a mount and a rider as separate pieces. So you can mod them.

 

Better yet a series of riders and mounts that can be purchased separately and are all interchangeable.

I'd go for that, too.

 

I'd like to see some more gnomes. Bard/rogue-type gnomes. I know you can't infringe on the D&D copyrights, but I'd love to see someone sculpt a gnome inspired by the iconic D&D gnome bard. He could be carrying a hand crossbow and a gnome-size rapier, and possibly a musical instrument of some kind. I think a concertina would be fun. :;):

 

Plus he could have lots of scrolls, potion vials, perhaps a grappling hook - make him look like a jack-of-all-trades. And wearing a greatcoat and big boots, and a big hoop earring in one or both ears.

 

And then a female version of something similar. Perhaps sculpted by John Manor - he's giving a lot of personality to his figures and this figure would be perfect for that. ::):

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Personally, I'd love to see a female "Goliath" type (WOTC: Races of Stone) Ranger/Druid weilding 2 swords in moderate hide armor. Also how about fighters with spiked armor and various weapons?

 

:devil:

 

Forgot to mention Dwarf Ranger wielding 2 axes (yes, love those nature characters) as well as same dwarf riding a triceratops or a bison!!!!

 

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Now I want to see concept art by Talin of my gnome! ;)

 

I'd like to add as an overall request: would it be possible to reduce the scale on the little people a bit? Halflings and gnomes have now become proportionately the size of dwarves, and dwarves are nearly human scale.

 

I know they're easier to sculpt and paint at a larger scale, but when I put a mini out on the table for my 3-foot-tall, 30-pound halfling character, I wish that it could look appropriately scaled to the human-size minis. Something the size of some of the Warlord familiars would be more appropriate, without being so tiny that they're practically unpaintable.

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Ok, the idea for this came from the thread about doing Kingdoms of Kalamar minis. The idea is that instead of just listing all the minis we could want, only list things that Reaper would realistically include in the DHL line. Try to explain other uses for the mini (other campaign settings/other similar creatures not represented in the current DHL lineup). Basically, we want to say "Here's what we want, and here's why it's a good business idea for you" rather than "Hey, here's what I want, I think it would be really cool!"

 

Eberron fans got Warforged, other settings could easily get some setting specific (yet still universally useful) minis.

 

I'll go first:

 

 

Gibbering Terrors from Dangerous Denizens

Medium aberation with tentacles coming off the mouth, tentacles for arms, and tentacles coming from under the arms. (generally) human chest and legs, with remnants of pants still on. Think Cthulhu meets mindflayer, but not smart and quite insane. Great for any creepy horror campaign (Call of Cthulhu anyone?). Would fit for any number of other aberations from various monster supplements.

 

Sharjan from Dangerous Denizens

Basically a form of lesser vampire. They don't look like the beautiful seductive vampires, but feral, almost more like ghouls, with tight skin and an almost whithered appearance with obvious fangs. They are in a middleastern/egyptian themed part of the world, and wear loose fitting desert type robes with those cloth headpieces. Not a turban, but something else. The art actually reminds me of an older magic the gathering card (black, obviously) I'll look for the card tomorrow to find it, since most of those are online. Otherwise if you have access to the book, just look at the picture :) In addition to use in KoK, they would make great variant vampires, or even ghouls, or a new undead if the DM wanted to introduce one. Would work especially well in middleastern/egyptian campaigns. Would blend nicely with the egyptian style minis Reaper has taken to putting out recently.

 

Slavering Gorger from Dangerous Denizens

Medium humanoid (goblinoid)Think bugbear mixed with gnoll, but about 8ft tall and 500lbs. No clothing, but wield weapons. Would be great for a two pack (male and female) because from the fluff, that's how they're often encountered. Would make great subspecies of orc, bugbear or gnoll.

 

Troglodytes!

You know what they look like. Useful in every campaign setting that I know of.

 

Roman type characters.

Fighters with roman style gear. The skeletal centaurian and the other skeleton with the plume in the helmet holding a severed head are exactly the kind of look I'm thinking about as far as equipment goes. Just more human, less skeleton.

Would also be useful for any roman campaign, any roman wargamers, and the dawnforge campaign setting.

 

More African type characters

Between the Nefsokar and some of the egyptian style minis, northern african is pretty much set, but perhaps some more southern African types. In KoK, the African type continent is very advanced, to a Greek type culture, but with African styling, so we aren't just talking loincloth and spear here, but a technology level equal to most other countries in the setting. Would be useful for any other campaign where the DM thinks the world is populated by humans who aren't all white (for all the variety in fantasy, when it comes to the humans, it's pretty much a bunch of white guys)

 

Lastly...

HOBGOBLINS! The three pack is great, but maybe some more leaderish types? I'd think they'd be useful in just about any campaign.

 

EDIT: well, it seems it just got merged in with the other minis we would like to see thread. Oh well Kristof, I tried.

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Ok, the idea for this came from the thread about doing Kingdoms of Kalamar minis. The idea is that instead of just listing all the minis we could want, only list things that Reaper would realistically include in the DHL line. Try to explain other uses for the mini (other campaign settings/other similar creatures not represented in the current DHL lineup). Basically, we want to say "Here's what we want, and here's why it's a good business idea for you" rather than "Hey, here's what I want, I think it would be really cool!"

 

Eberron fans got Warforged, other settings could easily get some setting specific (yet still universally useful) minis.

This is a nice idea, actually.

 

Certainly more construct/golem minis that would serve well as warforged would be appealing, since not everyone will find that mini perfect for their Warforged character, and people may be using a similar idea for settings other than Eberron.

 

Similarly, some half-elves that look less elven but not quite human would also be useful.

 

Also some halflings with a more "tribal" look, rather than the traditional barefoot little people in pseudo-European attire. Long hair in braids or dreadlocks, clothing that looks like it might be made of skins instead of cloth, primitive jewelry, and wearing sandals or simple footwear.

 

Some humans in exotic clothing not based on any historical period (so we Eberron players can use them as Kalashtar. They'd also work well in D&D for Illumians or Killoren). Flowing robes that have unusual slashings or bare midriffs, long elaborately styled hair for both males and females - more like 2881 Dara Psychic Warrior, 2967 Elf Sorceress, or 14335 Selendria, but give the male figures a similar look.

 

"Civilized" orcs and goblins. Smaller weapons, clothing similar to what's on non-orc/goblin figures, less aggressive poses and expressions. Orcs and goblins aren't always the barbaric villains - goblins in Eberron, for example, live in urban areas and many of them have been assimilated into the most technologically-advanced culture. Barbaric-looking grimacing goblins with sawtooth daggers don't really suit that type of character.

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EDIT: well, it seems it just got merged in with the other minis we would like to see thread. Oh well Kristof, I tried.

That's ok, I was really suggesting that someone take the list from first post of the this thread and classify all the figs there as to what game they could be used in anyway.

 

And to stay on topic:

 

Centaurs - more Centuars!

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'Mutant' skeletons. These are skellies that have been assembled from different races, or magically shaped, and have mismatched or warped bones, bony spikes, implanted sharp bits, and so on. Useful for skeletons that are more than just cannon fodder.

 

Ishil

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Okay, I suppose this is probably a bit too specialised. But how about someone getting ready. Like a male adventurer strapping on a breastplate, or a woman sitting down, pulling on long boots.

 

Ishil

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If wishes were fishes, I'd have sushi for dinner every night but... these are my wishes and I'm fresh out of nori

 

- New ElfQuest Miniatures, Ral Partha made some years and years ago but they weren't that great and I know Reaper could do a better job.

 

- Gargoyles, I can't possibly be the only one who loves these guys.. Perhaps a lady gargoyle or two.

 

- Architectural Pieces, Gothic, Egyptian, I don't care... Just more things to liven up terrain and dioramas

 

- More sea elves!!!!

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