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That's really unfortunate it's in resin, definitely will not pay $250 for resin.

I am remain confused as to why people say metal would make it not useful for gaming, for me it's the opposite - I don't bounce

my miniatures off of walls when I play D&D. To each his own. :P

My golden dragon of chaos will remain my largest dragon it seems.

We're not saying metal isn't good for gaming, we're saying something that large in metal isn't worth the hassle to put togethor. Metal is better then resin for gaming, though plastic beats both, though I'm pretty sure that would be way more then $275 if done in metal. There is a price point, based off of volume, where resin becomes much cheaper then metal.

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It's odd they don't have some intermediate steps, like signed print step, or one for the two smaller minis. Beautiful set though.

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I'm a big fan of Dark Sword, but I just can't afford this. I'd have gotten in at a level below the dragon if they'd had that. I'd do it for a discount on their existing stock. But it's all or nothing. They'll make the nut and probably get some new people to look at their online store. I wish them well.

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We're not saying metal isn't good for gaming, we're saying something that large in metal isn't worth the hassle to put togethor. Metal is better then resin for gaming, though plastic beats both, though I'm pretty sure that would be way more then $275 if done in metal. There is a price point, based off of volume, where resin becomes much cheaper then metal.

 

Yeah for sure, I fully understand the economics of it, that doesn't change the fact that I won't pay for a resin/plastic dragon. If it's going to be a center piece, you know, the GREAT RED WYRM that you trot out

once a campaign, a piece of plastic/resin is just, well, not that impressive. It feels more like a factory kid's toy or a lawn flamingo and less like a dedicated sculpture, a piece of art. Let's face it, this is not going

to be used every game (unless you take joy in killing PCs).

Anyhow, these are old arguments and I have no interest in drifting it off topic into what is ultimately personal preference in artwork.

All the best.

 

DM

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Levels for one of both of the non-dragon characters by themselves might be nice. I like the dude on the horse, but don't want to shell out for the whole diorama.

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I agree that it is very much an all or none philosophy they are going with. I agree with those who suggested a smaller pledge level for those who don't want the dragon (like me). It seems strange that there isn't a pledge level to able you to access any stretch goals as they come up. Mind you, we have seen what any of those goals are, so maybe it isn't weird.

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It looks great and I've always liked the artwork the figure is based off. But even if I could afford it (and I currently can't) I really don't feel confident enough in my painting ability at the moment to tackle a $300 figure. They've got really nice figures though, I epecially like the Heroes of the Lance style figures.

 

The big set of pictures at the bottom of the page showing their past work almost feels like a bit of a tease though. ::P:

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Looks nice, but not enough for me to drop $250.... saving throw very easily made.

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The words "early" and "bird" written in succession like that elicited a reflexive response from me, and my finger spasmatically flew towards the "back this project" button on my phone. But then my reasoning took over, and I yanked the phone away before it was too late.

 

It looks really, really nice but $250 + $40 international shipping is a lot of monies.

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I agree I just can't swing that sort of cash right now. I don't know if I have the skills to actually make it worth the money. I really don't think my painting could do that diorama justice.

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I reall don't think this is meant to be anything other then a campaign to raise awareness and offer a special display piece...which is fine just not anything I'm personally interested in.

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I'm not surprised there's not more backer levels...the KS is for the diorama, so you have a pledge level for the diorama. $250 is pricey, but that's a big hunk of resin.

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