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4 minutes ago, NyarlaBcn said:
57 minutes ago, Chris Palmer said:

 

 

   It has really been impressive seeing how Reaper's Facebook page has just exploded with membership in the past couple years.  And actually, it's amazing how the miniatures hobby in general has blossomed on Facebook.  Reaper's Forum is one of the last miniatures forums I actually follow anymore, as I get most of my hobby news, information, and discussion on Facebook these days.

 

 

$15,000 to goal now!

 

 

 

This really comes as a surprise. Here I was, convinced Facebook was dead. Maybe it is, just not for the demographics of Reaper? 

 

 

    Well, the Reaper Facebook page has 15,932 people who have joined and are following it, and 24,728 who simply "Like" it,  so there is definitely a demographic of Reaper fan who thinks Facebook is just fine.  Overall there is quite an active miniatures presence on Facebook.  Most every manufacturer of anything miniatures related has a page; figures, terrain ,rules, clubs, etc.  I'm currently following 24 different Miniatures hobby facebook pages; everything from Cats & Wargames, to Trash-bash Bits, to Vintage Lead.  

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44 minutes ago, Nunae said:

I like that there are this many dragons. I only backed KS 4, and that one was notoriously low on dragons.

 

They all seem to be on the more managable side sizewise as well. The bigger ones seem to go on 3 inch bases (adult dragon in D&D 5e) so they're scary boss monsters, but not world ending cataclysmic encounters. The two in the core set and the one in DD seem to be even smaller, making them perfect for lower level adventures that still want to feature a dragon.

 

I suppose.

 

The big set of 5 dragons do seem to all be perched on 3" terrain pieces, but they also all massively overhang those bases. I haven't fully decided which ones I'm getting, but I suspect I will be placing them on 4" bases. Possibly even 5" for some of them.

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6 hours ago, TGP said:

 

What was incorrect about it?

I was trying to say exactly what everyone “correcting” me was saying. I just picked different words. 

 

Kroas did not state whether he had ever pledged any money or not.

 

I don’t get it. 

I understood what you meant. I was confused at the "corrections" too, but I guess it wasn't as clear as I'd thought it was...

3 hours ago, StarFyre said:

I didn't realize ppl try to get enough of models for d&d to not use counters until bones.  And the prepainted stuff.  All dms I know do it via countered and fewer Painted ones

My background as a miniatures wargamer (40k) makes me prefer to have accurate miniatures whenever I can. I've substituted others, and even used cardstock to print up standees when I haven't been able to get a miniature I've wanted, but I can see that others don't necessarily care as much as I do about the mini matching the monster.

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5 minutes ago, Disciple of Sakura said:

I understood what you meant. I was confused at the "corrections" too, but I guess it wasn't as clear as I'd thought it was...

My background as a miniatures wargamer (40k) makes me prefer to have accurate miniatures whenever I can. I've substituted others, and even used cardstock to print up standees when I haven't been able to get a miniature I've wanted, but I can see that others don't necessarily care as much as I do about the mini matching the monster.

Oh I also played Warhammer. I just don't like to paint similar models. Hehe

 

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Just now, StarFyre said:

Oh I also played Warhammer. I just don't like to paint similar models. Hehe

 

Sanjay

I used to use DDM prepainted miniatures back in the day. Now, I barely ever open those drawers. I should see if I can sell them online, honestly...

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3 minutes ago, Disciple of Sakura said:

I used to use DDM prepainted miniatures back in the day. Now, I barely ever open those drawers. I should see if I can sell them online, honestly...

That's what I did years ago after Bones 1. I found that getting rid of the prepainted stuff gave me more incentive to paint what I did have and to relearn the joys of tabletop and tabletop+ painting for my game table. I'm currently working on my 93rd miniature that I've painted this year. My goal was 100 figs this year and I should surpass that nicely.

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7 hours ago, Cyradis said:

I saw a chart regarding people playing D&D - the numbers have grown drastically in the last few years. 5e has gotten a bunch more people. It was like 2018 had 4x the number of Player's Handbook purchases as 2017, or something nuts along those lines. Get more people into roleplaying games, and you get more people who want figures for said games. This is a darn good way to get a lot of figures for games.

That might also be due to the fact that many PHBs needed replacing...

9 hours ago, ksbsnowowl said:

Updated comparison pic.  As you can see, the previewed and upcoming Pathfinder Battles Storm Giant is... Underwhelming.

 

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For relative point of comparison, that same D&D 5e Storm Giant sculpt, and King Hekaton, were also released in the Assault of the Giants premium game, sized to Large (on 2" bases).  That previewed PFB Storm Giant is less than a quarter inch taller than the Large-sized Hekaton mini from the board game.

This is a size comparison I could live with.  Its not perfect but they are close enough.  I would rather he was a bit taller than the Storm giant (not counting the helmet

Hopefully we can get some sir forscale pics to confirm.

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Number Based on 0800-0900 Reaper time today:
Current Total Pledges: $1,644,821
Current Total Backers: 13,316
Next Goal At $1,655,000
To go to Next Goal $10,179
Hours to next goal based on gains this hour: 3.3
Hours to next goal based on 24h Avg: 2.9
   
Gain in last Hour: $3,048
New Backers This Hour: 20
Total Gain Today: $16,298
Total Gain 24 Hours: $87,500
Average Hourly Pledges Today: $1,811
Average Hourly Pledges 24 Hours: $3,529
Current Average Pledge: $123.52
Average Hourly Backers Today: 12.6
Average Hourly Backers 24 Hours: 20.5
Previous Hour Total Pledges: $1,641,773
Previous Hour Total Backers: 13,296
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2 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

 

I love this dragon.  I have been waiting for someone to do a dragon in a pose with the wings furled.  Most dragon sculpts have the wings fully or partially extended.  This one is fantastic and on my MUST list.

 

 

 

im a little bit the reverse haha. i like to paint complicated body patterns and the way he poses means his body is going to be unseen. I guess i'll have to do a fancy wing pattern instead on him =P

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I'm hoping that "Shadow dragon" mini will be able to maintain a "huge" 3" base size. I need some huge chromatics. I've already got all the gargantuan and larges in the chromatic lineup, and colossals for the two chromatics that get that big. Huges would be nice.

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Number Based on 0900-1000 Reaper time today:
Current Total Pledges: $1,647,652
Current Total Backers: 13,335
Next Goal At $1,655,000
To go to Next Goal $7,348
Hours to next goal based on gains this hour: 2.6
Hours to next goal based on 24h Avg: 2.1
   
Gain in last Hour: $2,831
New Backers This Hour: 19
Total Gain Today: $19,129
Total Gain 24 Hours: $87,528
Average Hourly Pledges Today: $1,913
Average Hourly Pledges 24 Hours: $3,466
Current Average Pledge: $123.56
Average Hourly Backers Today: 13.2
Average Hourly Backers 24 Hours: 20.7
Previous Hour Total Pledges: $1,644,821
Previous Hour Total Backers: 13,316
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I am waiting for Fat Gojira to show up!

I made a rough estimate of what I wanted and DAMN!::o: I am already halfway to what I spend last kickstarter:( I will are still 3(at least) expansions from done:( Oh my aching wallet:( I'll just leave this again...burnsmoney.gif.49551e44c55665c8901eb3148769c876.gif

and of course...

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13 minutes ago, Ratmaster2000 said:

I am waiting for Fat Gojira to show up!

I made a rough estimate of what I wanted and DAMN!::o: I am already halfway to what I spend last kickstarter:( I will are still 3(at least) expansions from done:( Oh my aching wallet:( I'll just leave this again...

and of course...

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Just a friendly reminder, animated images aren't allowed on the forum. Which is really a shame, cause there are SO MANY GOOD ONES OUT THERE THAT I WANT TO USE!!

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