Posts Tagged ‘miniatures’

Bones 4 Kickstarter Launches Today

August 1, 2017

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The new Reaper Bones 4 Kickstarter launched today.  It’s already close to 60 miniatures for $100 (plus shipping, of course).  Past experience has shown that they normally get up to around a 100 minis for the Core pledge by the end, so it’s quite a bargain if you can spring for the $100.

Cheers!

Reaper Bones 3 Kickstarter

July 6, 2015

reaperbones3 This is just a quick heads-up that Reaper’s Bones III Kickstarter launches tomorrow (10 AM Central Time, July 7th), for those who may be interested.  You can usually get a pretty decent deal on a large group of miniatures.  Cheers.

Edit:  Here’s the link to the actual Kickstarter campaign.  They’ve already hit $395,000!

Reaper Bones II Kickstarter – 4 Days Left

October 22, 2013

There are only 4 days left for the Reaper Bones II Kickstarter, so if you were thinking about pledging you don’t have much time left.

Reaper Bones II Kickstarter

A $100 pledge gets you all of this:

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If $100 is too steep for you then you can pledge just $1, which lets you buy into the less expensive options and expansions.

Cheers.

Bones II Update

October 2, 2013

So, in 24 hours the Reaper Bones II Kickstarter has already pledged over $1 million dollars.  Damn, those guys (and gals) at Reaper really know how to run a Kickstarter project.  The core pledge level gets you over 100 figures for $100…and that will almost certainly continue to grow.

Okay, so that’s probably all I’ll say about Reaper Bones for a while, lest anyone get the idea I’m getting paid for this. 🙂  Cheers.

Reaper Bones II

October 1, 2013

So, Reaper’s doing another Kickstarter for Bones II.  This could be a good chance to jump in if you missed the first one.  Unfortunately, they don’t have as many backer levels as the first one:  basically, it’s either $1 or $100, plus any options you want to pay for.  At this point, the $100 core level nets you about 90-ish pieces, though that is likely to increase as the project progresses.

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Reaping the Bones

June 26, 2013

Just got the notice that my Reaper’s Bones Kickstarter order is shipping (finally).  I should have it early next week.  I’ll post some pics when I get ’em.

YAY!

Cheers.

Reaper Bones Kickstarter – Last Day

August 24, 2012

The Reaper Bones Kickstarter project is getting down to its last day.  So far it’s garnered $2.3 million in pledges!

Here’s what a $100 Vampire level pledge gets you:

That’s somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 plastic minis, and still climbing.

Reaper Miniatures Bones Kickstarter

Reaper Bones Kick Starter

August 5, 2012

Click on me!

Many of you may have already heard about the Kick Starter project Reaper Miniatures is doing for their Bones line of plastic minis, but I’m going to flog it anyways if only for my own selfish purposes.  You see, they’ve blown all their stretch goals out of the water, and each time they do they add a few more minis, or options for minis, to the project.  If you’ve got a hundred bucks you can spare, Vampire level nets you around 93 miniatures (so far).  They’ve got 20 days to go, so it’s conceivable it could be 100 minis or more for Vampire level by then…that’s a dollar a mini, a great price even for plastic.

So head on over and make a pledge so we can all get some great, inexpensive minis. 🙂  Cheers!

15mm Miniatures

July 3, 2012

For some time now I’ve been fascinated by 15mm scale miniatures.  There’s a growing number of companies putting them out for both fantasy and sci-fi settings (and historical as well, if you’re interested).  There’s something about their compact nature that just screams ‘old school rpg’ to me.  It also seems, given the smaller scale, it’d be easier to lug around a sizeable collection than it would for traditional 28mm minis, and leave more room at the table.  Usually you can get more figures for your money (though granted, you’re probably getting less overall ‘metal’ compared to 28mm).  And then there’s my complete lack of talent and patience for painting mini’s, so I could probably get away with just slabbing on a couple different colors and call it a day.

Anyone out there ever use 15mm minis in their gaming?  Just wondering how they worked out for you compared to traditional 28mm figures, or other alternatives.  Cheers.

Space Carnage

April 2, 2012

I’m not a big miniatures war-gamer, but I do like the idea of epic space battles.  Unfortunately, most table top space war games are way too complicated for my tastes (even the ‘easy’ ones).  So a while back I set about creating a simple spaceship combat game I could put my head around (whether anyone else will be able to do so is another question).  And Space Carnage was born.

It’s not the least bit ‘realistic,’ but does feature lots of exploding space ships using simple rules and fast play (at least, that’s the theory).  I’ll probably never have a chance to give these a try, but maybe some of you would be interested.

Here are some blank ship reference cards, in RTF format so they can be modified to fit your needs.  They’re formatted to print on Avery business cards (sheet of 10).


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