What minis do you MOST want?

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What minis do you MOST want?

Humanoid Monsters
Large Single Bad Ass Monsters
Dead Adventurers
Valorian Personalities
Seated Minis
Mounted Minis
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Re: What minis do you MOST want?

Post by Oldent » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:34 am


My sleeping giant, dead giant and Zealot dead characters are not painted yet The dead hobbits are new. I seem to have lost my dead Grenadier wizard. Probably in the wrong box.


My Rebel Miniature goblin adventurers are not painted yet but here are some of the orc villagers.


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I have been collecting a long time. If you have the miniatures you will use them. I am working on a dwarf and hobbit bar. There are already a lot of good NPC characters available.

Tell us a bit more about the special DF personalities. I would very much like Stepen and his dog :!:
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Re: What minis do you MOST want?

Post by fnordfriendly » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:18 am

I have to echo that dead/laying minis are hard to come by and I would use them more than seated minis, though they would also see use. Adventurer minis are a dime a dozen, so I wouldn't waste DF talent on those.

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Re: What minis do you MOST want?

Post by dice4hire » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:37 am

I like the half monster idea also.

That could be the theme of this KS, half creatures. Would be good to attract interest.
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Re: What minis do you MOST want?

Post by arsthein » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:18 am

Hi there! First of all, I'd like to agree with those who have stated that the overall interest I find in a Dwarven Forged Miniatures Kickstarter is having prepainted things that you cannot get anywere.

So, I went for Townsfolk/Villagers, but actually I'm interested in various NPC minis types, not just peasants and the lot.

I would very much support Valoria personalities, but without knowing what this name entails, I consider townsfolk like a much safer bet for getting npc's that I want (Villagers and Townsfolk among them).

To be specific, besides townsfolk I would be interested as well in noble people, shop clerks (misterious ones for potions, magic stores, etc, regular ones for weapon and armor shops, etc), and the idea of having prisoners and sacrifices to be rescued by the PC's sounds awesome. Evil priests and cultist (which I think is what you can see in the bean pic) interest me as well. AND Very very interested too in dead/unconcious heroes too, which would be my second option.

For me is very important to have the minis in painted dwarvenite. So far, the painting quality is great and the stuff is perfect for minis, but I can't say I'm not interested at all in metal or unpainted dwarvenite. The type of minis I have in mind for noble people could be great to simulate metal statues, AND (please take notice of this): if unpainted dwarvenite is provided in a greyish or brownish rocky colour, you could use npc's in general as statues or petrified victims!!! this would be a HUUUUUGE bonus. Got to love your statues, paranoia and art in the same canvas.

Regarding the seated/non seated issue... I'm kind of interested in seated figures, but as it's been said, I can use my imagination just for that and imagine them seated, so I don't really need them and don't consider them a priority but I can't say I won't grab them. The thing about minis with pegs to make them sit, and/or different heads, accesories, etc, I think that if done well (like AT-43 as it has been stated) could be awesome, but perhaps makes the KS production much more complicated.

The way I see it, several coloring patrons for humanoid NPC minis in general is a must have of course.

I agree too that the tribal minis that DF produces are awesome, and in that spirit I would like to propose a zombie mob like there's none painted. Most prepainted zombie minis are kind of bad, simple and/or repetitive. I would like a zombie mob pack in the vein of the lizzardfolk, orc and kobold tribes (or the skeletons). Just different civilians, male and female, fat and slim, half-zombies crawling, etc. Otherworld Miniatures produce what I would say is the perfect stuff... unpainted of course.

And lastly but not least: Talking about monsters (big or not so big), for many years I've had in mind something that still to date I find very underrepresented (unless you are willing to mess up a miniature of your own): Half monsters rising from water or burrowed holes: I'd love the head of a giant sea serpent, half otyugh attacking from the water, and even eyed-tentacles spying from underwater. Crocodiles, Sharks, you name it. I don't know how complicated would be to add a peg system so you could get the whole version of the monster out of the water, but that... oh, my... that would be cool beyond believe.

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Re: What minis do you MOST want?

Post by zenako » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:42 pm

1- villagers/townsfolk
2- dead adventurers
3- Seated minis (tavern patrons)
4- mounted minis - that match various entries above. So you can reflect different situations.

Someone also mentioned asymmetrical minis, that would better fit along walls or tight spaces. A interesting feature would be small bases for the folks, so that could be placed tighter together. Adventurers need some space to reflect movement and combat needs, but a simple shopper could and should have a smaller base.

As others have mentioned, I have thousands of pre-painted minis for adventurers and monsters (and lots of old painted metal too). Reaper makes some cool stuff, but it is sold or KS'd unpainted, which is why I have hundreds if not a thousand unpainted minis lurking in the game room too.

Prepainted is a significant hook for the KS. You could also provide a variety of paint jobs. Lots of peasants with simple paint jobs that are inexpensive, perhaps a few others with a more detailed paint job that are more pricey.

A dead mini that fits nicely on a tavern bed for example. Not just humans however, make some of the other classic races: dwarves, elves, hobbits, as townsfolk too.

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Re: What minis do you MOST want?

Post by Rabbit Burner » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:25 pm

I assume that Valorian characters would include a Danther ?
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Re: What minis do you MOST want?

Post by DM Jeremy » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:02 am

I want seated minis, I want more townspeople. Last of all I want prisoners,sacrifices, and dead adventurers.

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Re: What minis do you MOST want?

Post by dmalcolm » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:25 am

Another vote from me for *prepainted* villagers/townsfolk - I have plenty of prepainted monsters and PCs; I need 0th level NPCs for the PCs to save heroically.

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Re: What minis do you MOST want?

Post by William » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:59 am

bernyleung wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:22 am
What I want (as if it weren't obvious):

1. Villagers/townsfolk
2. Villagers/townsfolk
3. Villagers/townsfolk
4. Villagers/townsfolk
5. Villagers/townsfolk
6. Villagers/townsfolk
7. Villagers/townsfolk
8. Villagers/townsfolk
9. Villagers/townsfolk
You know what I'm seeing here?

1. Seated Villagers/townsfolk
2. Sitting Villagers/townsfolk
3. Knealing Villagers/townsfolk
4. Riding Villagers/townsfolk
5. Mounted Villagers/townsfolk
6. Lounging Villagers/townsfolk
7. Laying Villagers/townsfolk
8. Dead Villagers/townsfolk
9. Decomposing Villagers/townsfolk

But then I'm color blind. Wait, no I'm not. Go figure?
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Re: What minis do you MOST want?

Post by marcoreds » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:55 am

Voted for towsfolks, second seated minis.

Don’t care about materials, but prepainted is a must for me nowadays, too little time to even paint terrain, no time at all for painting (more) minis :-)

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