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I'm thinking it'll be like several of the Bones 4 Core minis where I got them, looked at them, asked myself "when am I ever going to use this thing?" and then found not only do I need that mini but I'm mad that they're not out in retail yet because I need, like, 5 and I need them tomorrow.

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8 minutes ago, cosxcam said:

 

I hope my comment about your Goroloth didn't come across that way. I really like it and compared it to another model I really enjoy.

 

No, not at all.  I like constructive criticism; its the best way to improve.  I've been a tech writer for 30 years; I can handle critique. I figure if 50% of the people like something I did I've done a good job. 

 

It's when they decide to attack the person instead of stating what they don't like that wears on one. I think the comment that really bit this time was the one where they asked if the dragon wolf and the catoblepas were make on take your kid to work day.  Ouch.

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34 minutes ago, cosxcam said:

The wolf dragon is fine as a model, I just don't see myself getting super excited about it because if I want to use it I need to either find a statblock to reflavor, or to build a new one just to get it to hit the table..

Half-Dragon Dire Wolf.  Easy peasy.

Or Half-Fiend Dire Wolf.

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I realize I'm in the minority here, but is anyone else getting tired of fantasy? I'm looking forward to the rumoured Greek expansion, but I have a feeling it'll mostly be D&D monsters. I guess that's where the money is? Meanwhile, there's a whole world of historical time periods and cultures I'd rather see.

 

Aztec warriors, priests, kings, jungle rope-bridge
Native American villagers, hunters, chiefs, teepees
Late Renaissance mercenaries, fops, courtiers, baggage train
African tribesmen, chief, clay huts and walls
Ancient Chinese soldiers, villagers, merchant, emperor, litter/palanquin
Pacific Islanders, palm-frond huts, divers, canoes, whale
Ancient Egyptian soldiers, workers, pharoah, queen, nile barge, cat, obelisk
Inuit hunters, sod-and-whalebone huts, igloos, polar bears
Roman citizens, senators, servants, gladiators, Caesar
Roman fort, footmen, cavalry, centurion, chariots
Wild-haired celts, half-clothed picts, germanic tribes
Age of Discovery sailors, conquistadors, arquebusers, pack animals
Ancient Greek hoplites, citizens, scholars, statues, free-standing columns

 

Anyone? No? Am I the only one who already has too many dragons and "adventurers"?

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Hmm, well, I'm in for the War Mammoth and the dragonfolk.  There are some individual figures in the other areas that I'd definitely like, but I don't think I can really justify pledging for a core set when only a small fraction of it really appeals.  It make more sense to just wait a couple of years and buy the ones I want when they eventually hit retail.

 

Besides, it's not like I have any shortage of things to paint.  *Glances at the gigantic heap of unpainted figures from the last four Bones Kickstarters.*

 

I'm hoping there'll be a themed set for Grecian figures -- I recall seeing a fair number of those in a teaser case at ReaperCon, and they were super cool.  I'd definitely be in for that.

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2 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

 

No, not at all.  I like constructive criticism; its the best way to improve.  I've been a tech writer for 30 years; I can handle critique. I figure if 50% of the people like something I did I've done a good job. 

 

It's when they decide to attack the person instead of stating what they don't like that wears on one. I think the comment that really bit this time was the one where they asked if the dragon wolf and the catoblepas were make on take you kid to work day.  Ouch.

 

My response to that type of "criticism" is "Okay, thank you. Now can I see the one you made, since you are obviously so much better at this than I am, I might learn something".

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1 minute ago, ironregime said:

I realize I'm in the minority here, but is anyone else getting tired of fantasy? I'm looking forward to the rumoured Greek expansion, but I have a feeling it'll mostly be D&D monsters. I guess that's where the money is? Meanwhile, there's a whole world of historical time periods and cultures I'd rather see.

 

Aztec warriors, priests, kings, jungle rope-bridge
Native American villagers, hunters, chiefs, teepees
Late Renaissance mercenaries, fops, courtiers, baggage train
African tribesmen, chief, clay huts and walls
Ancient Chinese soldiers, villagers, merchant, emperor, litter/palanquin
Pacific Islanders, palm-frond huts, divers, canoes, whale
Ancient Egyptian soldiers, workers, pharoah, queen, nile barge, cat, obelisk
Inuit hunters, sod-and-whalebone huts, igloos, polar bears
Roman citizens, senators, servants, gladiators, Caesar
Roman fort, footmen, cavalry, centurion, chariots
Wild-haired celts, half-clothed picts, germanic tribes
Age of Discovery sailors, conquistadors, arquebusers, pack animals
Ancient Greek hoplites, citizens, scholars, statues

 

Anyone? No? Am I the only one who already has too many dragons and "adventurers"?

I think reaper has said they are not doing direct historical.  You might get something based on those time periods but with a fantasy twist.  

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Just now, ironregime said:

I realize I'm in the minority here, but is anyone else getting tired of fantasy? I'm looking forward to the rumoured Greek expansion, but I have a feeling it'll mostly be D&D monsters. I guess that's where the money is? Meanwhile, there's a whole world of historical time periods and cultures I'd rather see.

 

Aztec warriors, priests, kings, jungle rope-bridge
Native American villagers, hunters, chiefs, teepees
Late Renaissance mercenaries, fops, courtiers, baggage train
African tribesmen, chief, clay huts and walls
Ancient Chinese soldiers, villagers, merchant, emperor, litter/palanquin
Pacific Islanders, palm-frond huts, divers, canoes, whale
Ancient Egyptian soldiers, workers, pharoah, queen, nile barge, cat, obelisk
Inuit hunters, sod-and-whalebone huts, igloos, polar bears
Roman citizens, senators, servants, gladiators, Caesar
Roman fort, footmen, cavalry, centurion, chariots
Wild-haired celts, half-clothed picts, germanic tribes
Age of Discovery sailors, conquistadors, arquebusers, pack animals
Ancient Greek hoplites, citizens, scholars, statues

 

Anyone? No? Am I the only one who already has too many dragons and "adventurers"?

 

My giant box of unpainted Mythic Battles Pantheon has me covered for Greek, and they're supposed to do a Norse one next year. A lot of fantasy pulls from different points in history and gives a little more diversity than locking into a single culture or time period.

 

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1 minute ago, TaleSpinner said:

As @Rainbow Sculptor told me after I read a bunch of the Catoblepas comments there, "we're artists, we all have Impostor Syndrome."  She's not wrong.

 

And people in general tend to think of the sculpts as just a product and not someone's art that they poured their heart and soul into. It sucks and y'all have my full sympathy.

 

:;,;: <- that is there as a squiggly hug. ::P:

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41 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

 

Did you read the KS comments on the Wolf-Dragon? 

Nope.  I (redacted-censored) love the darn thing.  Please note, there was supposed to be a lot of happy/excited expletives in there, but mods have enough work on their hands and rules say no swearing so....  Yeah.  Really happy and excited for that one. 

 

39 minutes ago, kristof65 said:

My son took one look at those hands in spell effects 2, and wondered if we could get an extra set so we could convert one to be giving the finger. 

Apparently, according to statements made during Reaper Live there was commentary about a Bigsby's Middle Finger, but higher ups shot it down. Or something to that effect. 

 

3 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

 

No, not at all.  I like constructive criticism; its the best way to improve.  I've been a tech writer for 30 years; I can handle critique. I figure if 50% of the people like something I did I've done a good job. 

 

It's when they decide to attack the person instead of stating what they don't like that wears on one. I think the comment that really bit this time was the one where they asked if the dragon wolf and the catoblepas were make on take your kid to work day.  Ouch.

If they were made by a child, in a single day, they deserve a full time, very well paid gig.  Both models are rather lovely, well detailed, with good poses.  Oh, and the parent should be commended for supporting a child's passion and talents. 

 

I'm going to have to buy two of the dragon-wolf so hubby and I aren't fighting over who gets to paint it, and I'm getting him one of your.... Uhm.. Catoblepas, aha yay, thank you for remembering how to spell such Mr. Phone!  Yeah, I'm getting him one of those too, whether he wants it or not.  He loved so many of the little details you snuck in as do I. 

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So I was initially ambivalent about the dragonfolk.  They were a momentary "maybe," as 3rd ed D&D does have Dragonborn, but I've never had a player even want to play one.

 

But I saw the pictures of the previews at ReaperCon in this thread: https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/86871-pre-launch-bones-5-excitement-thread/

 

... and you know what?  Several of those are not too far off from being Dragonlace Draconians, which were always rares in the DDM prepainted line, IIRC (I know I don't have any, and they are now expensive).  I might have to pick a pack or two of those up...

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3 minutes ago, Bane Of Humanity said:

So apparently they just accidently showed a Catfolk miniature thats not in the kickstarter yet.

 

 

Now that you mention it, didn't we see photos of catfolk pirates from Reapercon?  The ones in the Core Set aren't pirates.

 

 

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8 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

 

No, not at all.  I like constructive criticism; its the best way to improve.  I've been a tech writer for 30 years; I can handle critique. I figure if 50% of the people like something I did I've done a good job. 

 

It's when they decide to attack the person instead of stating what they don't like that wears on one. I think the comment that really bit this time was the one where they asked if the dragon wolf and the catoblepas were make on take your kid to work day.  Ouch.

People who make comments like that are miserable in their lives, and instead of making their life better, they would rather direct their self-loathing towards other people to avoid taking responsibility for themselves. Their opinions have null value, ignore them completely and focus on the more constructive feedback that people will provide you. I've learned long ago that there is a percentage of the populace that mean no good to anyone, not even themselves. They're not worth your time or your headspace, my friend.

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11 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

 

It's when they decide to attack the person instead of stating what they don't like that wears on one. I think the comment that really bit this time was the one where they asked if the dragon wolf and the catoblepas were make on take your kid to work day.  Ouch.

 

Unless they immediately followed that comment up with their own mind blowing sculpt of a dragon wolf and catoblepas then they're not worth a second of your time. Keep up the great work. Love that catoblepas. I need a whole herd.

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