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I Plan to get Mashaaf but I'd like to get khanjira as well, but the problem is I wouldn't get much use out of either of them in my rpg's The PC's can only really face the Tarasque or beasties similar to it, so many times. I could sub in mashasf for a number of things and the giant spider while not as awesome as the other two is certainly the most practical big guy. This makes justifying Khanjira difficult. However if there were to be some warlord rules for using things like that it would make the justification much easier. I had some ideas on how they could work but I have to go for now. When I return I may mention them.

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I will probably never use Cthulu in a game. However, I love having my Cthulu 'mini'. 1) Because if there is ever a way to use him, I already got him. and 2) There is a certain amount of geek cred that the coolness factor of having him grants me. He is a great conversation starter when people come to my home, and I have to admit, I do get a little bit of pleasure from people telling me how they are kicking themselves for not getting him.

 

Growing up, I wasn't into that whole having something just for the status that owning something cool can convey, but I have to say, it's a nice perk to owning something I wanted anyways. :lol:

 

So I say get them both if you can afford to do so, because by having them, you will find a use for them. :poke:

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I second what Thes Hunter said! With the first Bones KS, we didn't get any of the big sculpts for the same reasons you're citing; we wouldn't be able to use them for gaming.

 

However, now that I'm more into miniatures, I've been seriously regretting not getting them, just because they're so COOL! Which is why I'm getting Narthrax and the Khanjira and the Dragons Don't Share set (I wanted to get Mashaaf too, but lack the money right now). They are big and cool and awesome, plus I'm looking forward to painting them!

 

Khanjira can also be fairly versatile. It can be a kind of dragon, a demon of some sort, a wizard whose spell went very very wrong, or a stand-in for any gigantic monster. Ultimately, it's up to you, but the fact that you've posted a thread here with a title asking for reasons to get the big minis tells me that you secretly do want them. :)

 

I hope that helps, though I'm quite terrible at talking people out of buying things. ^_^

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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True. But the more uses I get out of them the better I feel about it, particularly since many of the big cool ones are more than 10 dollars this time around. Warlord stats would certianly make it easier for me. I was really hoping for more discussion of the idea of Warlord rules for them than wheter or not I needed reasons.

They don't even need to be one big guy per faction. Multiple factions could make use of the big monsters. I picture Khanjira being for Reptus and Reven, Mashaaf being for Darkspawn and maybe Overlords, Kaladrax or Nethymaul would be for the Necropolis and the Nefsokar, Cthulhu could be for the Evil gnomes. I'm sure others could be made for Bones 3 at some point. I figure there could be rules for using them as an army unto themselves and as part of the army. When they fight alongside an army I figure that they are only barely controlled and can potentially destroy units on both sides making them dangerous to use. Just an idea. I'm not much of a game designer myself.

Good guys would need some big guys to though Hmmm.

 

PS One boot I totally want to get them. I just need to convince the practical side of me. My practical side likes games.

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Ah, okay, I understand now. Unfortunately, I am not at all familiar with Warlord or the rules for it, so I really can't help you there. ::(: Hopefully someone more knowledgeable about the factions and such will answer here and be able to help you!

 

Talking to your practical side, think of it this way: the big minis that you're interested in cost between $12 - $25 now, but they will cost significantly more once they hit retail. At least, that's the reason I keep telling myself. I know I want them, so I'm getting them now while they're nice and cheap rather than later when they'll be expensive.

 

That being said, there's plenty of time to decide whether to get them or not. You won't need to finalize your decisions/pledge amount until December 31st, plus the Pledge Manager isn't even up yet, so there's no need to rush things. ^_^

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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I Plan to get Mashaaf but I'd like to get khanjira as well, but the problem is I wouldn't get much use out of either of them in my rpg's The PC's can only really face the Tarasque or beasties similar to it, so many times. I could sub in mashasf for a number of things and the giant spider while not as awesome as the other two is certainly the most practical big guy. This makes justifying Khanjira difficult. However if there were to be some warlord rules for using things like that it would make the justification much easier. I had some ideas on how they could work but I have to go for now. When I return I may mention them.

Incorrect. Mashaaf can eat every party that comes after it. You can use it again and again.

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With the first Bones KS, we didn't get any of the big sculpts for the same reasons you're citing; we wouldn't be able to use them for gaming.

 

However, now that I'm more into miniatures, I've been seriously regretting not getting them, just because they're so COOL! Which is why I'm getting Narthrax and the Khanjira and the Dragons Don't Share set (I wanted to get Mashaaf too, but lack the money right now). They are big and cool and awesome, plus I'm looking forward to painting them

This. Yes.

After seeing ugliest paint Kaladrax I just had to have him, and I was kicking myself for not getting as an add on. So I bought him, at about 4 times the KS price, and I'm not going to talk about the shipping because that will make me and my wallet cry, and it's not a pretty sight.

 

I came to KS2 with a different outlook: do I like the mini? Will I enjoy painting it? Will it push me to find new ways of using it? If so - I got it. If I was in doubt, I got it. And I'm ROW, so again, I don't want to talk about shipping prices.

At the end of the day if there's a bigger chance that you will regret not getting these beasties than getting them - buy them.

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Here's all the justification you need: Look at my cool toy, it's totally unique, there's not another one like it in the world, because I painted it myself /pride

 

 

I can't be the only one that thinks a Kaiju expansion for Warlord would be awesome.

But yes, that would be pretty spiffy. Though we don't use warlord, and if you gave something the kanjira as a mount or pet, that just means there's something that much more badarsed you have to face. :blink:

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Khanjira can top your Christmas tree.

Khanjira can be a hood ornament.

Khanjira can be an awesome paperweight.

Khanjira can terrify young children.

Khanjira can scare your pets.

Khanjira can be used by your children as a tubby toy.

:blink:

 

Best. Bathtub toy. EVER.

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