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 Post subject: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:46 am 
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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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We use LEGO men.


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

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 Post subject: Re: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:12 am 
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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
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/dw/Human_Bandit.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/Dunge ... t_Rake.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/Dunge ... aladin.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/atg/S ... _Adept.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/NB_Ga ... rgeant.jpg
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
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/DQ_Mi ... rawler.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/DQ_Mi ... heWood.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/af_gallery/01.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/af_gallery/03.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/af_gallery/04.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/af_gallery/12.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/af_gallery/14.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/af_gallery/24.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/af_gallery/18.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/af_gallery/29.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/under ... ugenja.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/under ... oldier.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/under ... Bearer.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/under ... _Sneak.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/under ... tician.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/ab_gallery/274.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/ab_gallery/279.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/ab_gallery/292.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/ab_gallery/318.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/dk_gallery/x3.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/dk_gallery/x4.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/dk_gallery/x8.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/dk_gallery/x25.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/af_ga ... 150dpi.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/af_ga ... 150dpi.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/af_ga ... 150dpi.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/af_ga ... 150dpi.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/af_ga ... 150dpi.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/af_ga ... 150dpi.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/af_ga ... 150dpi.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/af_ga ... 150dpi.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/af_ga ... 150dpi.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/GoL_G ... odMonk.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/GoL_G ... nturer.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/GoL_G ... nturer.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:19 am 
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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 subject: Re: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:26 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?
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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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 Post subject: Re: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?
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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 subject: Re: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?
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LEGO all the way. And then they can grow as well and get all decked out! (viewtopic.php?f=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.

The LOTR line is a blessing for us gamers! I have Uruk Hai's, Goblins, Elves, Dwarves, etc. it's pretty neato.

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 Post subject: Re: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?
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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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 Post subject: Re: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?
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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 subject: Re: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?
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There is a game I saw on BGG called brickquest. Check out that on google.


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 Post subject: Re: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?
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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 subject: Re: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?
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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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That got a laugh out of my son, Harley. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?
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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 subject: Re: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?
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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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 Post subject: Re: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?
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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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Str 10 Agi 15 (+1) Sta 11 Per 11 Int 17 (+2) Luc 10 (Unholy House). Align: C. AC: 14. HP: 13. Melee +1, Ranged +2. Crit: d8, I. Save: Ref +5, Fort +3, Will +4.
Spells: 1: Choking Cloud, Comprehend Languages, Detect Magic (odd crystal growths), Magic Missile (mirror images), Runic Alphabet (Mortal) (ravenously hungry), Ventriloquism (rain of frogs)
2: Detect Invisible, Levitate (extremely difficult, d14), Mirror Image (20% chance to raise/lower luck by 1d3 points).
Equip: Ring of the Sand Djinn: +2 AC/saves, Invisibility for 1min/spellburn point, or unmake for great, unknown effect. Padded Armor, Longsword, Longbow, quiver w/20 steel-tipped arrows, 10 silver-tipped arrows, backpack, spellbook, quill and ink, sturdy parchment (10 sheets), 5 days rations, high leather boots, belt w/ belt pouch, gray robe, dark gray hooded cloak. Also carries 3 small mechanical toys: wind-up mouse, wooden puzzle cube, small jewelry box that plays a little tune.


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 Post subject: Re: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?
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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/151 ... gaming-min

Tons of good minis for a great price.


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 Post subject: Re: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?
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Sebacore wrote:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-an-evolution-of-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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Hamun Ry (Wiz 4)
Str 10 Agi 15 (+1) Sta 11 Per 11 Int 17 (+2) Luc 10 (Unholy House). Align: C. AC: 14. HP: 13. Melee +1, Ranged +2. Crit: d8, I. Save: Ref +5, Fort +3, Will +4.
Spells: 1: Choking Cloud, Comprehend Languages, Detect Magic (odd crystal growths), Magic Missile (mirror images), Runic Alphabet (Mortal) (ravenously hungry), Ventriloquism (rain of frogs)
2: Detect Invisible, Levitate (extremely difficult, d14), Mirror Image (20% chance to raise/lower luck by 1d3 points).
Equip: Ring of the Sand Djinn: +2 AC/saves, Invisibility for 1min/spellburn point, or unmake for great, unknown effect. Padded Armor, Longsword, Longbow, quiver w/20 steel-tipped arrows, 10 silver-tipped arrows, backpack, spellbook, quill and ink, sturdy parchment (10 sheets), 5 days rations, high leather boots, belt w/ belt pouch, gray robe, dark gray hooded cloak. Also carries 3 small mechanical toys: wind-up mouse, wooden puzzle cube, small jewelry box that plays a little tune.


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 Post subject: Re: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?
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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 subject: Re: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?
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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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Try these....
http://wargamesfoundry.com/historical_ranges/single_packs/medieval/european/?sector_id=8


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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 subject: Re: What miniatures are good for 0-level play?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:42 am 
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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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