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i love how people ask me how can i keep wanting models to be bigger. "what about storage" or "my shelves cant fit that" and "this makes more sense to transport for gaming" and here we have people buying more ships like its oprah giving away vacations or something...

 

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On 12/24/2020 at 7:34 AM, StarFyre said:

Its funny how people prioritize stuff.   As ppl know,  for me it's

 

1) big epic monsters first

2) rare/uncommon monsters that don't have models

3) stuff that may be fun to paint/nice model

4) stuff worth selling to cover Kickstarter costs

 

It is interesting how people prioritize things - I like seeing what people choose to go with in the end, or even myself, haha. Quite a bit of what I liked at the start weren't things that I've ended up spending my money on as much, and some things I wasn't keen on at all to start have now got added onto the list. I expect my priorities will shift quite a bit over the next kickstarter (or two), as I don't really have much of a collection at the moment, so mostly I want everything. I can afford to be a bit more selective next time.

 

8 hours ago, Disciple of Sakura said:

I went ahead and got a second boat, along with some extra walls and the armory sets, so that I can have a total of 4 suits of armor on the map at once.

 

You know, the armory was one of the few core extras I ended up getting (to my own surprise, as I wasn't too keen on it initially) and at first it was because I wanted extra suits of armour but I also realized that the rack of weapons is really as close as we'll get to a weapons pack anytime soon. I don't really have enough bits hanging around to swap out weapons reliably and I am keen to try it. Kinda wish I had also gone for enough to have 4 sets.

 

But it seems the core set extras are all turned off now, as well as the pirate ships. I don't think anything else is gone, but admittedly my memory is terrible.

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8 hours ago, PhantomAsh said:

You know, the armory was one of the few core extras I ended up getting (to my own surprise, as I wasn't too keen on it initially) and at first it was because I wanted extra suits of armour but I also realized that the rack of weapons is really as close as we'll get to a weapons pack anytime soon. I don't really have enough bits hanging around to swap out weapons reliably and I am keen to try it. Kinda wish I had also gone for enough to have 4 sets.

 

But it seems the core set extras are all turned off now, as well as the pirate ships. I don't think anything else is gone, but admittedly my memory is terrible.

I hadn't though about using the weapons racks as sprues for modification of minis. I still have several weapons from Bones 3, but I wish that I could buy more. I wonder how stiff the weapons on the rack are vs those of the miniatures themselves.

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Anybody else have pledge manager issues? tried logging in today to check stuff and can't. Don't remember noticing any widespread issues requiring password reset again like at the beginning. Last access was end of July. So any issues since then?

"The provided login details did not work. Please verify your credentials, and try again. "

There's really no rush so I'm gonna wait til customer service gets back from vacation.

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I hope we can get a page on the Reaper site with all of the photos and items from Bones 5 like we had for Bones 4.

https://www.reapermini.com/bones4

 

I still reference that page pretty often as it's easier to check the internet than dig through my collection, and that page is easier to search than the Kickstarter. 

 

But especially with the pledge manager closing out options, it's becoming harder to quickly find various photos.

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I have a question about the giants in this set that I hope some people might be able to help me with.

 

How accurately do their sizes match the "official" D&D scale? And how do their sizes match against previous Reaper giants and those made by Nolzur's?

 

(I realize this may be hard to answer without actually seeing the giants in person.)

 

I'm basically wondering if, if I bought these minis, whether they'd mismatch with other giants I might buy or be otherwise unuseful for gaming. (Why is spellchecker having a hard time with "unuseful"? That's a word right?)

 

Thanks anyone.

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7 hours ago, Kalibak said:

I have a question about the giants in this set that I hope some people might be able to help me with.

 

How accurately do their sizes match the "official" D&D scale? And how do their sizes match against previous Reaper giants and those made by Nolzur's?

 

(I realize this may be hard to answer without actually seeing the giants in person.)

 

I'm basically wondering if, if I bought these minis, whether they'd mismatch with other giants I might buy or be otherwise unuseful for gaming. (Why is spellchecker having a hard time with "unuseful"? That's a word right?)

 

Thanks anyone.

 

Hi.  So this is one took a tiny bit of digging.  Here's a good start: https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/86573-size-comparison-of-old-giants-and-new-giants/&tab=comments#comment-1838828

This shows off some models next to Sir Forscale, as well as comparisons to previous bones giants.

There's also this lovely photoshop courtesy of @ksbsnowowl

On 10/30/2020 at 6:04 PM, ksbsnowowl said:

Reposting a photoshop I did last year, due to the inquiry about the Storm Giant size. This was using a photo of the 3D print Reaper had on display at ReaperCon 2019.

If they altered the size between then and now (no indication they did so), then this might not be right. But based upon all current info, I believe it to be true. 
 

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It even matches info from the pic with Sir Forscale. Garrick the Bold is almost exactly 2” high at the tip of his sword. That puts the bottom of the giant’s knee pad at approximately 2”.  That’s what is shown in my photoshop (use the yellow ruler on the right; it is closer to in-line, depth-wise, with the placement of the scaled mini’s).

It’s at least a fair approximation, given the info we have. 

 

Depending on what other giants you have or plan on getting, there may be some size differences.  The "New" bones giants fall in line with 5e scale much better.  At least as far as base sizes are concerned.

The Storm and Cloud giants are each a remake of a previous Bones giant that are more accurate 4E scale with giants being Large or 2in bases.  The new ones are Huge with 3in bases.

The Fire Giant will likely fit the scale of the "Huge" fire giants and frost giants Reaper has been releasing the last few years.  They are not as tall as the new Storm and Cloud Giant, but they are wide and still fit neatly on a 3in Huge base.  Note that there are older frost and fire giants in the Reaper catalogue as well.  To get the 5e scale ones look for the keyword "Huge" in the name.  I believe there are currently 6 Fire Giants and 6 Frost Giants in the new Huge size, so there's plenty of those that fit well together, though the female giants are always a bit smaller than the men.

ALSO.  The word would be "useless" but language is made up and we all knew what you meant anyways. :D

 
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6 hours ago, MoonglowMinis said:

 

Hi.  So this is one took a tiny bit of digging.  Here's a good start: https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/86573-size-comparison-of-old-giants-and-new-giants/&tab=comments#comment-1838828

This shows off some models next to Sir Forscale, as well as comparisons to previous bones giants.

There's also this lovely photoshop courtesy of @ksbsnowowl

 

Depending on what other giants you have or plan on getting, there may be some size differences.  The "New" bones giants fall in line with 5e scale much better.  At least as far as base sizes are concerned.

The Storm and Cloud giants are each a remake of a previous Bones giant that are more accurate 4E scale with giants being Large or 2in bases.  The new ones are Huge with 3in bases.

The Fire Giant will likely fit the scale of the "Huge" fire giants and frost giants Reaper has been releasing the last few years.  They are not as tall as the new Storm and Cloud Giant, but they are wide and still fit neatly on a 3in Huge base.  Note that there are older frost and fire giants in the Reaper catalogue as well.  To get the 5e scale ones look for the keyword "Huge" in the name.  I believe there are currently 6 Fire Giants and 6 Frost Giants in the new Huge size, so there's plenty of those that fit well together, though the female giants are always a bit smaller than the men.

ALSO.  The word would be "useless" but language is made up and we all knew what you meant anyways. :D

 


Oh wow. “Useless” of course. Haha I was typing that at 3 am so that’s a good example of what a tired brain does to you. 
 

Thanks also for all that great information about the giants. The Reaper and Nolzur’s giants seem to fit together quite well. 
 

Now to decide whether I can afford to add more money to the PM for them...

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Alright, I think I did actually close out my real, genuine, actual final order in the PM. I'm officially out of "maybe" things and everything else is pretty much gone. Got both paint sets + the mammoth earlier in the week and just paid out for the fire giant and the spiders of emrith kul. Everything else I'm just not interested in or already got. :poke: End total ended up being over $800 USD, which. Blah. I am NOT doing that next kickstarter, haha (I'm gonna try not to, anyway). 521 miniatures, including terrain, not including dice + bases in core. Which, at Canadian exchange rate, comes in at... $2.05 per mini. Not TOO bad. Considering I pay, on average, $5 - $7 for a miniature here, it's pretty good.

 

Also considering the size of some of them. I popped into one of the local game stores and they had the Adult Black Dragon that WizKids just put out up for sale. It appears to be close to the size of the dragons in this Kickstarter and was retailing for $90 CAD. :wacko: Prepainted or not, that's a little hard to stomach. That's the cost of all five dragons. That's two thirds the cost of the core set alone! My stupid currency...

 

Anyway, final list, with miniature counts included;

  • Bones 5 Core Set - (152)
    • Extra Loot Golem - (1)
    • Extra Dragon-Lion - (1)
    • Extra Gem Dragon - x2 (2)
    • Extra Armory - (4)
    • Extra Wraith Dreadnights - x2 (6)
    • Extra Boulderkin - (6)
    • Extra Zombies - x2 (8)
    • Extra Kobold Swarm - x2 (36)
  • Expansion: Greek Odyssey - (25)
  • Expansion: Dark Depths - (37)
  • Expansion Fan Favourites - (45)
  • Expansion: Dungeon Dwellers - x2 (98)
    • Encounter: Shadows of Ravenhome - (10)
    • Encounter: Charnel Pit of the Ghoul Queen - (11)
    • Encounter: The Spiders of Emrith Kul - (11)
  • Option: Valfuryx the Vile, Huge (Green) Dragon - (1)
  • Option: Aganzarax the Foul, Huge (Black) Dragon - (1)
  • Option: Shavynra the Slayer, Huge (Blue) Dragon - (1)
  • Option: Ildraedis the Devourer, Huge (White) Dragon - (1)
  • Option: Kalanzar the Wicked, Huge (Red) Dragon - (1)
  • Option: Krateryx, Shadow Dragon - (1)
  • Option: Arakoth the Ancient, Colossal Spider - (1)
  • Option: Goroloth - (1)
  • Option: Storm Giant - (1)
  • Option: War Mammoth - (1)
  • Option: Fire Giant Hellbringer - (1)
  • Option: Elemental Scions - (3)
  • Option: Dragon Folk Adventurers - (6)
  • Option: Rune Wights - (6)
  • Option: Henchmen and Hirelings - (8)
  • Option: Townsfolk - (20)
    • Power Up: Nathavarr the Ravenous, Dragon - (1)
    • Power Up: Disapproving Hand Spell Effect - (1)
    • Power Up: Henchwomen - (5)
    • Power Up: Demonic Legion - (7)
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11 hours ago, MoonglowMinis said:

 

Hi.  So this is one took a tiny bit of digging.  Here's a good start: https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/86573-size-comparison-of-old-giants-and-new-giants/&tab=comments#comment-1838828

This shows off some models next to Sir Forscale, as well as comparisons to previous bones giants.

There's also this lovely photoshop courtesy of @ksbsnowowl

 

Depending on what other giants you have or plan on getting, there may be some size differences.  The "New" bones giants fall in line with 5e scale much better.  At least as far as base sizes are concerned.

The Storm and Cloud giants are each a remake of a previous Bones giant that are more accurate 4E scale with giants being Large or 2in bases.  The new ones are Huge with 3in bases.

The Fire Giant will likely fit the scale of the "Huge" fire giants and frost giants Reaper has been releasing the last few years.  They are not as tall as the new Storm and Cloud Giant, but they are wide and still fit neatly on a 3in Huge base.  Note that there are older frost and fire giants in the Reaper catalogue as well.  To get the 5e scale ones look for the keyword "Huge" in the name.  I believe there are currently 6 Fire Giants and 6 Frost Giants in the new Huge size, so there's plenty of those that fit well together, though the female giants are always a bit smaller than the men.

ALSO.  The word would be "useless" but language is made up and we all knew what you meant anyways. :D

 

 

Reaper said it in a video, the bones storm giant size. i found my old post in this thread about it and this is what i said there:

 

This bones one is 4.72 inches. 

 

you can find the discussion here: https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/89441-reaper-bones-5-enthusiasm-and-commentary-thread/page/169/ (from last october)

 

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