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#52742
Re:Now that the KS is over, I need Minis. 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
You have to remember there is a small % of any group that just has to complain about everything.... part of KickStarter is waiting and it doesn't help when people don't feel they are being kept informed.
It probably makes it unbearable when the Easter Bunny or Santa gets delayed.... That Reaper Bones KS was a huge success and I just don't think they were in any way prepared for the success the public gave them.
I hope Stefan and the DF Team can avoid the problems Reaper has been buried in and You guy's have to be patient... 1.9 million + is a blessing all into itself but the logistics have to be at least a 12 hit dice Beast.

Stefan, I know your probably getting tired of hearing it but we all wish you and your whole team the best of luck and all life has to offer.

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#52748
Re:Now that the KS is over, I need Minis. 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
I was lucky last december and walked into my local game store about 3 hrs after my store owner had broght in his collection of hasbro d&d mins - even though the super-valuable minis has be picked out, i was able to buy the remainder for $194 - average cost was $0.17 per miniature. Common regular sized were $0.10 , large were $2 and huge were $5. I picked up over 1,200 minis in one fell swoop.

Try your local game store is my first advice. With the end of the d&d mini game someplayers might be willing to dump their collections.

You might also try to pick up some boosters of the paizo minis and trade off the extra rares for common grunts.

Warhammer starter sets are a decent source of common trops for the two armies in the box, recent starters have incuded humans, elves, ratmen, and orcs/gobbos. You can get the basic troops for next to nothing.

Bartertown.com is a great place to look for used minis. Take a look.

The auctions at large cons are a great source for minis. I ran a 16 hr adventure at gencon and did not have any minis - i dropped into the auction between sessions and within 30 minutes had wargs, goblins, etc for my sessions for about $40. The players saved the kings baby (aragorns great great grandfather) and were chased all the way to Rivendell!
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#52750
Re:Now that the KS is over, I need Minis. 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
Almost forgot, I do not have a Gelatenous Cube. They are super rare and expensive (although there are some 3rd party one now).

I use a plastic dice container thats both the correct size and large enough to hold a miniature. You should have seen the look on my players faces when I opened up the case, popped the swallowed mini inside the case and continued the fight. The swallowed character was begging the others to get him ooouuuttt! Silently, of course...

Minis dont have to be expensive to be effective.
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#52757
Re:Now that the KS is over, I need Minis. 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
Just a comment on the Reaper Kickstarter. Too many people have treated Kickstarter as an order system where they get lots of free stuff for doing nothing other than ordering the basic item. Thus they are having a real hard time with the idea that the product was not in the warehouse ready to go just like any other on-line store.

I feel sorry for the folks over at Reaper. I am sure they are not happy with the issues and delays they have encountered either. I am sure they would give every one of us our orders today if they could.

People need to take a deep breath and remember, they will get their new toys as soon as Reaper can get them out.
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#52758
Re:Now that the KS is over, I need Minis. 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
1 clear dice container.
Some paint (translucent blue or green is nice)
Small tube of clear silicon
A flat surface like a piece of cardboard.

Paint irregular layers on outside of dice container (this will simulate coloring of gelatinous cube)
Bead on in blotches and wavy lines silicone (sparingly) on outside top and sides of dice container.
Use cardboard as spatula to smear silicone. Bubbles and irregular layering is desired!
Let dry.
Voila! Now you have a gelatinous cube close to 10' x 10' cube that can even swallow a normal sized mini!
Enjoy!
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#52761
Re:Now that the KS is over, I need Minis. 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
ced1106 wrote:
The torches and pitchforks are coming out on the latest shipping delay update for Reaper's KS. So, if it gets to the point of backers demanding refunds, see if you can contact Reaper (through the KS Contact Me link) now to see if you can "buy out" a backer's pledge!

@Stephan: Have you seen the reaction? Hope it doesn't happen with the DF KS, but mebbe plan an explanation of how shipment works and what delays production in China can have.


Thanks for the idea, I hadnt thought about that...

Also thanks everyone for your ideas. I am sure I am not the only one benefiting from this discussion!
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#52762
Re:Now that the KS is over, I need Minis. 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
Also,

Here is the tome of horrors kickstarter. They just announced the new stretch goals up to $87k.

I am very excited about the Ice drake cast in clear resin, the giant (huge), The gorgimera, and the furnace golem.

Please check it out, and join if youd like!

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#52772
Re:Now that the KS is over, I need Minis. 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
swcorwyn wrote:
ced1106 wrote:
The torches and pitchforks are coming out on the latest shipping delay update for Reaper's KS. So, if it gets to the point of backers demanding refunds, see if you can contact Reaper (through the KS Contact Me link) now to see if you can "buy out" a backer's pledge!

@Stephan: Have you seen the reaction? Hope it doesn't happen with the DF KS, but mebbe plan an explanation of how shipment works and what delays production in China can have.


Thanks for the idea, I hadnt thought about that...

Also thanks everyone for your ideas. I am sure I am not the only one benefiting from this discussion!


A detailed explanation would be nice, but I am glad DF anticipated this at least a LITTLE and included a paragraph in the KS explaining that delays, while rare, can happen, and that the product has to manufactured and shipped from China.

There are some people who are simply demanding and you can't ever satisfy, but hopefully most of the KS customers will be reasonable in the unfortunate event of delay.
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#52808
Re:Now that the KS is over, I need Minis. 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
I actually tried asking the Reaper staff about taking up an abandoned pledge. They said they weren't sure about that, but they did not say no or that it couldn't happen. I get the impression they are looking at how many are wanting to back out and considering possibilities. They did strongly suggest I make sure I am signed up on their mailing list, almost a *hint hint*, *nudge nudge* kind of thing.

So, they may not allow it, but they seem to be at least considering it. They also suggested they will likely do another kickstarter later.
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#54033
Re:Now that the KS is over, I need Minis. 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
For people who were interested in trading for Bones, I just got a notice that my order is about to ship, so I should have ample minis to trade soon.

What should be available to trade:
1 Vampire (maybe) I might decide I want to keep both)
1 Kaladrax
1 Nethyrmaul
2 Ebonwraths
1 There be Dragons
1 Demons addon
1 Deathsleet
1 Clockwork dragon
1 Red Dragon
1 Spider Centaurs
1 Frost Wyrm
1 Jabberwock
1 Hydra
1 KS Sophie UL
1 Sophie Box Set

I would be most interested in trading for DF: bowtie-less Caverns or RotA. Or possibly painted accessories.
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#54045
Re:Now that the KS is over, I need Minis. 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
Hey i have an accessory you might be interested in email me at <la.realite.verte@gmail.com> take out the <> i can send you pictures since all the pictures i have are too big to post on here thanks. :)
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#54047
Re:Now that the KS is over, I need Minis. 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
Hey thanks for the email i replied with pics lemme know what you think keep in mind its still unfinished but will be soon
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