What miniatures are good for 0-level play?

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What miniatures are good for 0-level play?

Post by vivsavage » Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:46 am

Since 0-level PCs are just a bunch of scraggly peasants, the typical heroic miniatures don't seem well suited. What do you recommend for 0-level miniatures?

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Post by Eldric IV » Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:49 am

We use LEGO men.

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Post by Vanguard » Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:52 am

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catal ... rod1120049

I would link the image directly, but I'm on my tablet. They are a little pricey, but it's GW.
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Re: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?

Post by beermotor » Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:52 am

What's the best way to collect Lego figs to use for rpgs?

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Post by mindshadow2k » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:12 am

My first response would be to not use them as when I run I don't, but I understand that many really like the option of minis (and sometimes when I need to present something I like to get some out as well).

Here are some that are good, some better than others, but some of them might be hard to get your hands on (and sorry for the nasty list).


http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/leg_e ... rabble.jpg
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http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/dod_g ... rawler.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/dod_g ... Farmer.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/dod_g ... hanter.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/dod_g ... eneral.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/dod_g ... _Rogue.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/dod_g ... ultist.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/BW_Gallery/16.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/BW_Gallery/25.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/un_ga ... _Rogue.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/un_ga ... f_Sune.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/un_ga ... erager.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/un_ga ... rawler.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/un_ga ... rturer.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/un_ga ... singer.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/war_d ... linger.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/war_d ... _Medic.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/DQ_Mi ... mmoner.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/DQ_Mi ... reaver.jpg
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http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/under ... Bearer.jpg
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http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/under ... tician.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/ab_gallery/274.jpg
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Re: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?

Post by IronWolf » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:19 am

beermotor wrote:What's the best way to collect Lego figs to use for rpgs?
If you have Lego store near you they have a bin in the middle of the store usually that lets you build your own mini-figs. That might be an option.

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Post by stefan » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:26 am

In our first game we had a total of 21 0 level characters. The DM has a big supply of plastic minis and some of the players (including me) used peseants and similar figures. About 1/2 of the players used little plastic tiles that the DM had with initials, names or little symbols written on them in magic marker. When the action started, it was obvious that the tiles were better --- it was hard for those of us who had used minis to remember who was who. I ended up writing descriptive words like "Club" and "pitchfork" and "lantern" at the top of my 0 level character sheets to describe the different minis, but if we play the funnel again I'm going for the tile option.

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Re: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?

Post by Rick » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:52 am

For $6 you can get 84 Cheap Folks COLOR Vyllagers cardstock figures at RPGnow;

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I know paper minis aren't for everyone, but at just over 7¢ per fig it's hard to go wrong.

You get a sheet of domesticated animals and a village ("vyllage") building model, too.

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Re: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?

Post by Flexi » Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:30 pm

I use 1:72 plastic figures from Strelets, Zvesda and other plastic figure manufacturers. You can pick up some great sets of peasant levies, armys, armed with farming implements etc.

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Post by bigironvault » Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:17 pm

LEGO all the way. And then they can grow as well and get all decked out! (http://www.goodman-games.com/forums/vie ... 76&t=41843)

Best place to get them www.bricklink.com it's like the ebay of LEGO. Also check out Brick Arms, Brick Forge etc. for custom weapons etc.

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Post by tovokas » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:32 pm

My son is working on a complete set of paper miniatures featuring all occupations from the rule book... In both normal and corpse mode. :)

No real ETA yet, but he's having lots of fun.

(And I have some ideas about a paper miniature creating utility that would allow you to update your character over time with new gear, wounds, corruption... Still very early, but this is likely something I'll be working on in 2013.)
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Re: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?

Post by Blood Axe » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:46 pm

Caesar Miniatures has a Fantasy 1/72 line. Cheap plastic figures, orcs, goblins, undead, elves, dwarves, adventurers.
They also have a Historical line. Knights, Romans, Celts, etc.
20-35 figures for about $8.
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Post by Karaptis » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:29 am

There is a game I saw on BGG called brickquest. Check out that on google.

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Post by Harley Stroh » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:52 am

tovokas wrote:And I have some ideas about a paper miniature creating utility that would allow you to update your character over time with new gear, wounds, corruption... Still very early, but this is likely something I'll be working on in 2013.
Whah? Has your ambition no bounds, man?!
tovokas wrote:My son is working on a complete set of paper miniatures featuring all occupations from the rule book... In both normal and corpse mode. :)
Dude, I need to kickstart money towards Marr the Younger, pronto.

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Post by tovokas » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:11 pm

Harley Stroh wrote:
tovokas wrote:And I have some ideas about a paper miniature creating utility that would allow you to update your character over time with new gear, wounds, corruption... Still very early, but this is likely something I'll be working on in 2013.
Whah? Has your ambition no bounds, man?!
tovokas wrote:My son is working on a complete set of paper miniatures featuring all occupations from the rule book... In both normal and corpse mode. :)
Dude, I need to kickstart money towards Marr the Younger, pronto.

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Re: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?

Post by Hoggarth » Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:23 pm

Rick wrote:For $6 you can get 84 Cheap Folks COLOR Vyllagers cardstock figures at RPGnow;

Image

I know paper minis aren't for everyone, but at just over 7¢ per fig it's hard to go wrong.

You get a sheet of domesticated animals and a village ("vyllage") building model, too.
Thanks! I'm buying that right now. It'll be perfect.

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Post by bmonroe » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:04 pm

Dig around here: http://onemonk.com/

you'll find tons of cool, free downloadable and printable paper miniatures for your games. I'm sure they'd have stuff that'd work for 0-level guys.

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Re: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?

Post by beermotor » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:22 am

IronWolf wrote:
beermotor wrote:What's the best way to collect Lego figs to use for rpgs?
If you have Lego store near you they have a bin in the middle of the store usually that lets you build your own mini-figs. That might be an option.
FWIW, I had lunch with one of my players today and we hit up the Lego store at Phipps mall in Buckhead. There was a bin, but it was pretty well looted, not much of interest. My buddy picked up a couple of the minifig packs that they sell now, though, so maybe he got a cool one.

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Post by Sebacore » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:27 am

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/151 ... gaming-min

Tons of good minis for a great price.

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Post by beermotor » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:12 pm

Sebacore wrote:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/151 ... gaming-min

Tons of good minis for a great price.
Yeah, but then you gotta paint them. No thanks, I'm too old, not enough time on my hands.

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Post by jonchappellnow2 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:43 pm

Same here.

I'd rather pay a little extra and have a little worse quality pre-painted plastic minis then have my limited gaming time split even more by being obligated to paint.

I admire folks who can find the time to paint, but I'd rather be actually playing.

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Post by oldschooldm » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:50 am

Another suggestion for paper minis - many designers give them away for free!

Check out this sub-forum in particular. I've built dozens of this guy's free paper minis (and will have pix posted here to prove it in a few days..)

http://cardboard-warriors.proboards.com ... wtheharper

Here's another person's use...

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BTW, there are a few cutfiles to speed up the process, if you have the machinery...

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Post by Crimsontree » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:23 am

I pledged $100 to the Reaper Kickstarter. 130 minis for $100 is amazing value & there's still 6 days to go. Who knows what the total amount of minis will be sent to Vampire leel pledgers.

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Post by DocJohnson » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:42 am

Yeah, I contributed another $100 to the Reaper Kickstarter. Ridiculous amount of stuff for that level of support.

I'm not even worried that I won't paint them. I always intend to, but never actually do it. They still do the job for gameplay, in the end.

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