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Sister Arani is great. Not so enthused by the Phoenix egg legendary tales set. O guess today's big announcements and reveals will determine of I hold out to the last minute or pull my pledge now.

I dunno if it's fatigue for me, or having dissimilar tastes to a majority. I just don't see enough I'd buy even at retail. I'd maybe mix and match enough for one expansion. Maybe.

I guess the silver lining is I can catch up with my 20*x20* unpainted minis

 

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4 minutes ago, SamuraiJack said:

I really just want the hand with the Egg but I know thats probably never going to be sold on its own.. decisions decisions.. 

 

I’ll buy the drake off of you. 
 

(I kid, I kid. Don’t ban me. 😜)

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8 hours ago, DragonWyrm said:

The new encounter looks nice. A flying carpet as well as a fire drake.

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Hmm…doesn’t immediately grab me but 99% likely I’m in for it.  Nooobody makes salamanders, flying carpet is useful if easily sourced, gem is solid scatter, flame drake is probably sweet but hard to make out in the picture and adventurers are solid even if I don’t really need them.   I feel like it’s missing a certain something but still a nice collection overall.

 

Really like the story hook.

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4 hours ago, ksbsnowowl said:

Yeah, it’s a flattened, muscular tail. The drake is very reminiscent of a Blue Guard Drake from 5e.

 

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I wants it, precious. 
 

…and it’s Large!


Oh, I like that design.  Makes them look less like Raptors like a lot of the pre-paint Drakes looked like.

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The Egg of the Phoenix set is okay. The individual minis are cool, but I feel that it suffers as a set. It's not really an "encounter" set as we know them from Bones 5, having only a single, small(albeit decently cool) terrain piece. Overall, it just feels as though these are a bunch of minis thrown together for the sole purpose of having a "set", but I feel it just doesn't work. There's just nothing tying them together.

 

This is just my personal opinion of course, but I really feel that it should've just been a set of salamanders, and then the others distributed differently as well. As a whole, I'm likely to not get this set. Some of these separated from each other, and I'd be likely to get them.

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19 minutes ago, Lidless Eye said:


Oh, I like that design.  Makes them look less like Raptors like a lot of the pre-paint Drakes looked like.

 

I’d love to see Reaper make more echoing the other D&D dragon designs. 
 

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10 minutes ago, Guyra said:

The Egg of the Phoenix set is okay. The individual minis are cool, but I feel that it suffers as a set. It's not really an "encounter" set as we know them from Bones 5, having only a single, small(albeit decently cool) terrain piece. Overall, it just feels as though these are a bunch of minis thrown together for the sole purpose of having a "set", but I feel it just doesn't work. There's just nothing tying them together.

 

This is just my personal opinion of course, but I really feel that it should've just been a set of salamanders, and then the others distributed differently as well. As a whole, I'm likely to not get this set. Some of these separated from each other, and I'd be likely to get them.


Really?  They feel a lot like Bones 5 encounters to me.  An adventurer (well a team this time), a piece of terrain as an objective, and the monsters protecting it.  The drake might be the only stand out but they basically just showed up as guard pets in most D&D adventurers.

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I think the terrain in the Bones 5 encounters certainly seemed more versatile; the troll bridge could just as well be any bridge - and there are bridges all over the place. The Ruins of Ravenhome could be any set of ruined walls - and there are ruins all over every campaign setting. The charnel pit of the ghoul queen was a set of stones leading up to a pit - I didn't get it, but I believe the pit came with a piece you could insert or not, so that also increased versality as a piece to actually hit the gaming table. Gallowgard had that drawbridge. Overall, the scenery pieces were very commanding - and even if you don't actually use them for a game, they make for an excellent display piece for those and other miniatures as well.

 

The owlbear nest is nice though, and I think you can stage those figures around it rather well. The salamanders are lacking in a 'bigger' set piece, but the minis are large to make up for it! Maybe some piles of gold/treasure as versatile scatter terrain could have made it feel more like a complete "scene" that lines up with the story blurb.

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The salamanders are a nice edition.  I was just commenting to a friend a few days ago that no one makes miniatures for them.  So a definite add for me.  
 

I hope that the flying carpet and its figure are two separate pieces as that would make that much more versatile.  

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