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moonbeast
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USA
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Posted - 14 Jan 2016 :  01:07:19  Show Profile Send moonbeast a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Am I the only one that still collects these things? I sense that the majority of Candlekeepers are more book-worms and loreworms than traditionalist tabletop gamers. But to me, I remember back in the oooooold TSR days, when I was a cash-starved teenager, the allure of minis (lead minis in those days) was part of what captured our imaginations.

Anyways, I'm not ashamed to say that I'm still collecting the pre-painted D&D minis, although I don't buy everything that comes out, I pick and choose what is relevant to my campaign. I'm also open-minded in that I buy non-WotC minis as well, as long as they can be useful in the D&D game world.

To this end, I'm happy with the arrival of my latest pre-order….. the Pathfinder Rusty Dragon Inn minis! I bought the case incentive, which is the Tavern Bar itself. Gorgeous! The Rusty Dragon Inn theme is pure awesome, because it gives me a lot of "townfolk" minis — like a Serving Girl (Wench), a Merchant, an Aristocrat, a Cutpurse, several interesting "tavern bard" minis, a draft horse, miniature tavern tables, etc.

In the world of high fantasy….. a good adventure always starts in the local Tavern. This series (Rusty Dragon Inn) is one of the most useful because it's loaded with civilian NPCs. And some furniture.

Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 14 Jan 2016 :  01:18:08  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Never got into them, myself... After spending way too much money, back in the day, on various CCGs, I developed an aversion to any collectible bought blind. I'll be the Collectible Lego minifigs blind, but only a handful -- then I go to Bricklink and get the ones I want.

Back on topic, though, I've never been particularly enthusiastic about the D&D minis. Some of them have been nice, but a lot have been meh.

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Eilserus
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Posted - 14 Jan 2016 :  03:23:25  Show Profile Send Eilserus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I love minis too and that pretty much sums it up, back in the teenage days before I got my first job had to prioritize what I spent cash on. Still have 10 or 20 of them squirreled away around here somewhere. Used to use them to mark party formation. And there was a few times we used the old Heroes Quest (think that's the name of it) board to setup little dungeons to move them through during game time.
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Diffan
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Posted - 14 Jan 2016 :  13:55:02  Show Profile Send Diffan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
While I don't consider myself a collector, per se, I do have a pretty healthy collection of the pre-painted D&D minis that have come out through the various years. I started getting them when grid-based tactics became more of a thing in 3.5 (though we've used the pewter ones even back to AD&D) and now I buy ones that fit certain characters I create, like the Air Genasi for my 4e Genasi warlord or the Hound Archon for my Longtooth Shifter Paladin.

Often I use the mini as a starting point for character creation and work from there

4E Realms = Great Taste, Less Filling.

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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 14 Jan 2016 :  14:56:08  Show Profile Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I never got into the minis.

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Irennan
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Italy
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Posted - 14 Jan 2016 :  15:10:27  Show Profile Send Irennan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've got a ''Champion of Eilistraee'' mini, but that's just because Eilistraee is my favourite goddess, and I liked the pose. Overall, I'm not really into minis, which is kinda weird, since I used to play Warhammer back when I was like 16.

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Eilserus
Master of Realmslore

USA
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Posted - 14 Jan 2016 :  15:47:32  Show Profile Send Eilserus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'll have to dig mine up someday. I have a Drizzt, couple dwarves, an assassin, evil priest, a few drow and some others. I tend to keep them put away or my daughter will want to play with them and well you know, lead and all that. Heh. I haven't seen them in stores for sale around here in many years.
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 14 Jan 2016 :  17:28:55  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I do have a fair number of non-D&D minis... Most of my BattleTech minis melted away in the fire, but I still have a handful of Mechs and two or three Points of Protos. I've got a buttload of Warmachine minis... And since the last Pathfinder campaign I played was set in a modified version of the Iron Kingdoms, I used a Gun Mage Captain Adept figure to represent my Gun Mage PC.

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Eilserus
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Posted - 14 Jan 2016 :  17:44:22  Show Profile Send Eilserus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
BattleTech was good times. I remember blowing limbs of enemies then using said appendage as a club for some massive damage.
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