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#28785
They got me... 6 Years, 6 Months ago  
A few days ago, WOTC posted the following about the future of the D&D minis line:

"Some people have noticed that the miniatures have slowly gotten larger with each new expansion. This is called 'scale creep'. It happens in all successful miniatures lines as part of the natural order. Instead of fighting it, we've decided to embrace it as an integral element of the game. That's why, beginning with Against the Giants, the height and bulk of the figures will increase an average of 10% per set. The miniatures started out at 25mm in 2003; they're up to about 28mm now; they'll be about 31mm in Against the Giants, and 34mm by the end of this year. Within six sets -- that is, around spring 2010 -- a standard human figure will be as big as the Feral Troll is now. Just imagine how cool that will be!"

Then, a little further down the page, I read about how they want to do "virtual miniatures" -- not just digital, online advances, but actual "virtual minis" that you can move on a tabletop without them having to ship it to you. And then they talked about My Little Pony and edible miniatures made of marshmallow, and the penny dropped.

Nice one, guys. For a second, I was in full-on rant mode. Very nicely done.

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#28786
They got me... 6 Years, 6 Months ago  
April 1 is a dangerous time - for anyone with a high blood pressure! :)
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#28787
They got me... 6 Years, 6 Months ago  
Yeah, thats funny....but they DO have a scale creep problem and I guess are only planning on making fun of t not actually doing anything about it...
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#28788
They got me... 6 Years, 6 Months ago  
Yeah, thats funny....but they DO have a scale creep problem and I guess are only planning on making fun of t not actually doing anything about it...
Here here...! They lost me when they did the switch to 15mm on Axis & Allies Miniatures. Now all our vehicles look VERY small next to the new ones. Thank goodness there are soooo many repeats coming out that it hardly matters. They are keeping the same size planes, Troops and AA Guns so I can get new units that way from ebay. I'm the first to admit they should have gone with that scale from the beginning but to do it after 5 sets is a punch to the gut. " and I didn't even deserve it " .
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