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A full on "Middle East" expansion (as per Dreadmere and the like). With all kinds of monsters from Arabian and Persian mythology and a good range of human figures. There's so much more then just belly

A lady lich, because why not?   Older female mages and some younger male ones, to go against the Gandalf and "hot caster lady" types.   Also here for any and all fey, but especiall

Horse + travel vehicles pulled by horses. Carts, carriages, wagons, etc. 

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A group of hobgoblins in roman kit would be awesome...and would be an interesting callback to how they were originally handled with minis (Most of the way people did them is with romans painted with bright red tones for their skin)

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From facebook, someone said they stumbled across "weaselmancers" while reading the Reaper FAQ. I do believe we need weaselmancers! I picture a devious looking weasel wearing wizard robes in a mid-casting a spell pose. So cute!

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On 2/13/2021 at 5:45 PM, Pochi said:

From facebook, someone said they stumbled across "weaselmancers" while reading the Reaper FAQ. I do believe we need weaselmancers! I picture a devious looking weasel wearing wizard robes in a mid-casting a spell pose. So cute!

 

I picture a regular wizard, but their entire spell repertoire revolves around summoning weasels of varying sizes, numbers, intelligences, and dispositions.

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On 2/11/2021 at 8:22 PM, Adrift said:

I think some redone familiars with the increased detail of Bones Black would be a welcome addition....

 

On 2/11/2021 at 10:29 PM, MoonglowMinis said:

I was about ready to post on here earlier about that. Especially since most of the metal familiar packs never made the jump to bones. Would love some more animal options. Vultures and hyenas spring to mind, but more animals in general. Possibly with more of an epic scale. I know I have a bones lion who is smaller than a bones war dog. If we're going larger-than-life then might as well go big across the board. 

 

I love the Bones familiars, my only problem with them was that they were a bit tiny and the detail of the Bones molds and process back then was so vague! 

 

Would love updated familiars with better detail, a more substantial size, and more variety, including supernatural and artificial familiars like imps, homonculi, and so on, along with more species of animals (wait - there's no toad familiar??), and also more breeds/poses of popular animals like dogs and cats and so on.

 

I'd love to see some original, imaginary animals/familiars, too.  I thought the fish with legs and fangs that came with the Dreadmere set were fantastic!  There is (to my knowledge) no Monster Manual entry for those, which is great: this sort of thing could make for a wonderful blank slate to create a hostile alien or fantasy ecosystem around... a great flashback to the excitement of opening a Monster Manual for the first time and seeing things you've never seen before and imagining stories to tell around them.

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Defensive stakes would be another thing I'd like to see. Either in 5"x1" strips or in 1" rounds with several in a row. Setting them up that they could be put on bases would do well for several games for fantasy and historical games.

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On 2/21/2021 at 7:07 PM, SotF said:

Defensive stakes would be another thing I'd like to see. Either in 5"x1" strips or in 1" rounds with several in a row. Setting them up that they could be put on bases would do well for several games for fantasy and historical games.

 

Building these from scratch would be so easy and inexpensive. It seems a waste to ask reaper to model them, make molds, package up, and hope to sell to people that could just build them.

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I loved a lot of the ideas from others on this thread, and included them on my wants list below:

 

Islanders

  • Cannibal Halflings/Goblins in Tiki Masks
  • Cannibal Halfling/Goblin Shaman with Tiki Mask
  • Giant cookpot and fire spit with human captive (like Han Solo in Return of the Jedi)
  • Tiki Mask Golems (human size and bulky like in World of Warcraft)

 

Character Heroes (male and female)

  • More Female (all races)
  • Arabian and Oriental
  • Gnome or Goblin (in a clockwork mecha)
  • Mounted (all races)
  • Halfling with a pipe (smoking or not)
  • Ranger with firearms (flintlocks)
  • Dwarf Ranger with firearm (Musket or Blunderbuss)
  • Shamans (Human, Dwarf, and Orc)
  • Dragonborn, Tiefling, Satyr, Warforged
  • Firbolg Heroes (with big noses)
  • Genasi Heroes (Elemental humanoids)
  • Tritons Heroes (Water based humanoids)
  • Jungle Heroes and Savages
  • Minotaur wielding two battle axes

 

More Cavalry

  • Dwarf Hog and Ram Cavalry (like in the Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies movie)
  • More Dwarf Bear Cavalry
  • Halflings on Warthogs and Dogs/Wardogs
  • Undead Cavalry
  • Mounted Wraiths (Lord of the Rings) Their in Bones 5

 

Animals

  • Armored War Dogs
  • More Lizards (Komodo Dragon and Iguana)
  • Bison/Buffalo
  • Feathered Serpent
  • Giant Ants

 

Miscellaneous

  • More Female Giants (hill giants, fire giants, cloud giants and storm giants)
  • More non-human townsfolk
  • More Non-Human Undead
  • Valkyries on Winged Horses
  • Conquistadores and Inquisitors
  • Meso -American Warriors
  • Meso-American style terrain
  • Tavern/Bar Patrons
  • Roman Legionaries
  • Feywild creatures (expansion set?)
  • Chuul and Crabmen
  • Neanderthals (cavemen)
  • Mindflayers
  • Nothics

 

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On 2/23/2021 at 6:01 AM, TGP said:

 

Building these from scratch would be so easy and inexpensive. It seems a waste to ask reaper to model them, make molds, package up, and hope to sell to people that could just build them.

The problem with a lot of scratch built ones is that they tend to also be fragile and, often, relatively sharp. I've had several times where various things end up with blood on them and hands injured with pikes, stake lines, and the like. I've also seen many of them break in ways that are hard to repair. You could also say a lot of other ones are easy and inexpensive to make, but a lot of places make them as well...dragon teeth come to mind.

 

Having some ones that are more durable and less likely to end with real blood on the tips would be nice to have.

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That does remind me that ESCI/ERTL used to make these cool little soft plastic "Battlefield Accessory" kits in 1/72 scale for historical wargaming, including one that was basically a tiny building kit that provided all the little beams, posts, planks, stakes, sandbags, and such for modelers to build their own stockades, spiked walls, bridges, watch towers, and the like from.

 

The kit was a little bit like a set of Legos or Tinker Toys:  it wasn't really designed to be built in any particular way, the packaging just gave some examples of what might be built with the parts, leaving the rest to the modelers' imagination. 

 

I don't know if these are even still being manufactured, and they were both a bit too small for 28mm gaming (about half the scale that would be ideal), and a bit too fiddly for this sort of thing, but I kind of think something similar in 28mm Bones would be something that would find a lot of use with 28mm wargamers, diorama builders, modelers, and the like.

 

I think of that raft and carts from Bones KS4, and the Bones KS5 siege engines, piers, and brick walls, and things like the Bones furniture, gallows, and so on from earlier Kickstarters, and it looks like that sort of thing is partly in place, at least for Reaper's sculptors:  wheels, planks, beams, platforms, and so on... just make them a collection of separate parts in a building kit for modelers at home to construct into their own siege engines, vehicles, fortifications, and so on.

 

I'm sure that not every Bones customer would be into something like that, but those who are, seem like they would probably use more than one such set for all sorts of building projects.

 

TL;DR:  a "building kit" of textured planks, beams, walls, platforms, stakes, wheels, etc. for "scratch-building" small projects like vehicles, siege engines, watch towers, small buildings and fortifications, etc.

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On 3/3/2021 at 3:08 PM, YronimosW said:

That does remind me that ESCI/ERTL used to make these cool little soft plastic "Battlefield Accessory" kits in 1/72 scale for historical wargaming, including one that was basically a tiny building kit that provided all the little beams, posts, planks, stakes, sandbags, and such for modelers to build their own stockades, spiked walls, bridges, watch towers, and the like from.

 

The kit was a little bit like a set of Legos or Tinker Toys:  it wasn't really designed to be built in any particular way, the packaging just gave some examples of what might be built with the parts, leaving the rest to the modelers' imagination. 

 

I don't know if these are even still being manufactured, and they were both a bit too small for 28mm gaming (about half the scale that would be ideal), and a bit too fiddly for this sort of thing, but I kind of think something similar in 28mm Bones would be something that would find a lot of use with 28mm wargamers, diorama builders, modelers, and the like.

 

I think of that raft and carts from Bones KS4, and the Bones KS5 siege engines, piers, and brick walls, and things like the Bones furniture, gallows, and so on from earlier Kickstarters, and it looks like that sort of thing is partly in place, at least for Reaper's sculptors:  wheels, planks, beams, platforms, and so on... just make them a collection of separate parts in a building kit for modelers at home to construct into their own siege engines, vehicles, fortifications, and so on.

 

I'm sure that not every Bones customer would be into something like that, but those who are, seem like they would probably use more than one such set for all sorts of building projects.

 

TL;DR:  a "building kit" of textured planks, beams, walls, platforms, stakes, wheels, etc. for "scratch-building" small projects like vehicles, siege engines, watch towers, small buildings and fortifications, etc.

A building kit like that would be an awesome thing to have available.

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