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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Thanks again.

It looks like stonehedge is now the Mystic Circle

https://www.reapermini.com/search/ritual/latest/77556

While the spikey one is the Arcane Circle.

https://www.reapermini.com/search/ritual/latest/77988


Nope, it hasnt changed. My memory was faulty on this one, backed up by an erroneous website. The Stonehenge was Mystic Circle from the beginning. The temple and Arcane Circle were in a batch of items with the gazebo and a monkey orrery called 'Fantasy Scenics'.

Fantasy Scenics was $30 in Bones 4 and I decided against it due to a big gribbly getting my money instead. I didnt buy much of Bones 3 at all due to cashflow and dithering, and missed Bones 1 and 2 entirely., and left it way too late to afford a big spend in Bones 4. I learned from this by spending over twice as much on Bones 4 than Bones 3, and that doubled again at least for Bones 5 this time adding to my purchase over six months. Truly overcompensating for not buying the things I regretted not getting in Bones 3.
Postie is going to need medical aid after delivering me my Bones 5.

n'oublie jamais - It appears I now have to highlight this again.

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I might look into that Temple. Good for Ancients, Pulp, Cthulu, Fantasy, etc. Could also be a gargantuan mimic.....

Also..... Avenue Ashigaru..... clearly a Roadside Ronin!

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 Easy E wrote:
I might look into that Temple. Good for Ancients, Pulp, Cthulu, Fantasy, etc. Could also be a gargantuan mimic.....


Dragon Magazine actually had the gargantuan building sized Mimic. It would lure in adventurers with the promise of food and shelter but as they wandered it they would find the building lacked detail and everything had an odd texture. And then the devouring would begin.

It was called... The House Hunter.

Also..... Avenue Ashigaru..... clearly a Roadside Ronin!


Arch enemies of the Boulevard Bushi!

OK. I'm done now.

 
   
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I'm still waiting for a chance to pick up that awesome Dragon Turtle from a KS or two back...

...still not there!

   
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Adrift within the vortex of my imagination.

I got mine right here, one of their better sculpts as the assembly is no nonsense and it stays up without drooping even in older white bonesium.
Lasted longer than my other large white bones kits.

The trick is to display it on beach crawler mode and only use it on its swimming stand during play.

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I could see using their recent "Baba Yaga's Hut" as a house mimic....

Chasing after the party when they realize what they're up against!

I play...

Sigh.

Who am I kidding? I only paint these days... 
   
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Adrift within the vortex of my imagination.

I took the chicken legs off the house.

It is a large two storey bayou house and I bought it for that reason.

My problem with it was the misassembly, lot of gaps and heavy gluing. It took a lot of cutting and green stuff to fix.

I am concerned about the Pirate ship, factory slaves might not do a good job building it. I wish Reaper would have shipped it in component form.

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It is by tea alone I set my mind in motion. By the juice of the brew my thoughts aquire speed, my mind becomes strained, the strain becomes a warning. It is by tea alone I set my mind in motion. 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
 Easy E wrote:
I might look into that Temple. Good for Ancients, Pulp, Cthulu, Fantasy, etc. Could also be a gargantuan mimic.....


Dragon Magazine actually had the gargantuan building sized Mimic. It would lure in adventurers with the promise of food and shelter but as they wandered it they would find the building lacked detail and everything had an odd texture. And then the devouring would begin.

It was called... The House Hunter.


Psssh. Planescape had a mimic the size of a small moon, Mario Galaxy style. I think its name was Nimicri.

It even made fake people to wander around the streets so as to attract visitors. And it only ate the occasional visitor who wandered off on his or her own, to make sure it didn't get a reputation for being dangerous to visit.

What I'm saying is, your whole gaming table could be a mimic. ("The whole planet's on a cob! Run!")

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That's no moon, its a.....

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It is by tea alone I set my mind in motion. By the juice of the brew my thoughts aquire speed, my mind becomes strained, the strain becomes a warning. It is by tea alone I set my mind in motion. 
   
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June freeby (with $40 purchase is up.




An elf! With a bow!

But defying stereotypes he carries a spear as well, deliberately forgoing his +1 to hit with a long sword!

 
   
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Not keen on the model but oh my that paint job is superb.

   
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 Orlanth wrote:

My problem with it was the misassembly, lot of gaps and heavy gluing. It took a lot of cutting and green stuff to fix... I wish Reaper would have shipped it in component form.


The sums up my feelings with all their pre-built stuff. I wish I could find out what sort of glue they used so I could figure out what would dissolve it, because their factory builds are awful. Really, that is my only gripe with Bones models: they INSIST on prebuilding some of them and the job is a crappy one.

I don't understand why only some are prebuilt and not others, for that matter. I am just glad it is just a subset, and annoyed that subset included my frost giant women.


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Swag bags for Reaper Con are up. I haven't see pictures of the models yet.
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I wonder what Shipwreck Sophie will look like.....

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I like this guy from the Brinewind Box:-



But I'm going to need to see a bit more of contents before I part with any of my monies.

   
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I loved my Reaper pen they sent me, and used it dry. That's rare among pens these days.


I play...

Sigh.

Who am I kidding? I only paint these days... 
   
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June releases!

Not Shadowrun for everyone!

(looks like mostly figures from the virtual fair earlier this year)



Chit Jubal, Arkos Chopper

Chit Jubal is just an awesome name. Not sure what Arkos did to piss him off but you can bet Arkos is gonna get chopped for it.



Zara, Arkos Jumper. OK now I'm confused about who Arkos is. Is Arkos the skull? Does she jump over it in some sort of coordinated street dance routine? So many mysteries.



Wait. He's an Arkos jumper too? So maybe this is some sort of street performer faction who toss various rocks and skulls around (which the first guy chops) and then use their shovels and picks in some sort of acrobatic performance?



Yeah in the grim darkness of the near future we might all have cyber linked smart guns with extended clips of discarding-sabot armor-piercing ammo but Asanis here knows that in the shadow sprawl what we really need is a good katana. And you can buy that for a nyu yen chummer.



Troll smuggler. Why he only smuggles trolls I'll never know.



Devo Ranks, another awesome name. He'll hack the black ICE, glide the matrix and surf the data tides and still be back for tonight's Stuffer Shack run.



The true test of a great mini is something you never knew existed, never knew you wanted, but as soon as you see it you want a dozen.

So yeah. This good boi.

I'll take 12.



Genesis, Viceroy Assassin. If you're a viceroy or even just a vassier or a regent watch out cause she's coming for you. Sometimes, if the money's right, she'll even take a job to assassinate a Fullroy.



Sansavar Chung (another great name), Viceroy.

Uh oh. I wouldn't get too attached to this one.

So yeah, it does look like Reaper is developing a full on Not-Shadowrun line, and maybe a backdrop to go with it. I can also see a pretty awesome Stargrave crew taking shape from these guys.

Of course if you're playing these guys, you're gonna need the right headwear.

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I'm glad these weren't a limited release for the virtual reaper thing earlier in the year. I thought they wouldn't be as they're plastic and I don't think Reaper would be able to bring themselves to paying for molds for this many LE figures. It's just they were being coy about if they were LEs in some of the original posts probably to sell out of all the bundles (which I almost got but realized I didn't need).
   
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 Monkeysloth wrote:
(which I almost got but realized I didn't need).


Sorry, I don't understand the logic here.

What's the connection between not needing and not buying?

 
   
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Glorious Nation of U.S.S.A!

While I appreciate their continued foray into cyberpunk, I think Reaper needs to step up their game a bit. The various patrons like Unit 9 and Papiskels (albeit a bit chunky) have better sculpted IMO cyberpunk offerings than these.
   
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 warboss wrote:
While I appreciate their continued foray into cyberpunk, I think Reaper needs to step up their game a bit. The various patrons like Unit 9 and Papiskels (albeit a bit chunky) have better sculpted IMO cyberpunk offerings than these.


Better technically, absolutely. Better aesthetically, that's a personal thing. I love the above groups, but they are far too Cyberpunk 2020 or everyone looks like a full body cyborg ala The Major. Outside of 25+ year old "official" Shadowrun minis there is no one making minis that slot into near future urban fantasy. When Unit 9 starts doing some cybertrolls or anything without mohawks (pink or otherwise) wake me. And of course the need for a resin 3D printer even if you like what those cats do might put a damper compared to pocket change needed to get Reaper Bones stuff.

PS: I will admit Papsikels has upped their game, but the need for a resin 3D printer still stands. Maybe they and Reaper could do something together...

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 warboss wrote:
While I appreciate their continued foray into cyberpunk, I think Reaper needs to step up their game a bit. The various patrons like Unit 9 and Papiskels (albeit a bit chunky) have better sculpted IMO cyberpunk offerings than these.


I hate to say it but Reaper has been left behind in a lot of ways.

Don't get me wrong, I love the diversity of their lines, I love the latest version of Bones, and their metal too, but there are more detailed and dynamic sculpts out there.

 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
 Monkeysloth wrote:
(which I almost got but realized I didn't need).


Sorry, I don't understand the logic here.

What's the connection between not needing and not buying?


Sorry, I want the minis but didn't want to drop $300 for the big con bundles with a bunch of stuff I didn't want. I'm glad I waited as I can get what I want for like $30 instead.


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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
 warboss wrote:
While I appreciate their continued foray into cyberpunk, I think Reaper needs to step up their game a bit. The various patrons like Unit 9 and Papiskels (albeit a bit chunky) have better sculpted IMO cyberpunk offerings than these.


I hate to say it but Reaper has been left behind in a lot of ways.

Don't get me wrong, I love the diversity of their lines, I love the latest version of Bones, and their metal too, but there are more detailed and dynamic sculpts out there.


Reaper is catering to the cost crowd that don't want to 3D print. Unit9 stuff in metal is very expensive compared to Reaper's stuff.

They make no bones, haha, about that being their main target. As for the design aesthetic, people like all types of things. I think it's more fair to compare their stuff with other RPG minis and I don't think these are any worse then the stuff that Cyberpunk Red has gotten (or anything from wizkids).


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 Chairman Aeon wrote:
 warboss wrote:
While I appreciate their continued foray into cyberpunk, I think Reaper needs to step up their game a bit. The various patrons like Unit 9 and Papiskels (albeit a bit chunky) have better sculpted IMO cyberpunk offerings than these.




PS: I will admit Papsikels has upped their game, but the need for a resin 3D printer still stands. Maybe they and Reaper could do something together...


Papsikels upped his game by not doing really any of the sculpting anymore. He contracts out, that's what caused the massive shift in style.

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These are well timed for stargrave, I’ve done half a crew from bones black figures but now these don’t have matching bases, maybe a second crew?

it's the quiet ones you have to look out for. Their the ones that change the world, the loud ones just take the credit for it. 
   
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 Tamereth wrote:
These are well timed for stargrave, I’ve done half a crew from bones black figures but now these don’t have matching bases, maybe a second crew?


Looks like separate bases which is cool. Though cutting off Bones bases is pretty easy.

 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
 warboss wrote:
While I appreciate their continued foray into cyberpunk, I think Reaper needs to step up their game a bit. The various patrons like Unit 9 and Papiskels (albeit a bit chunky) have better sculpted IMO cyberpunk offerings than these.


I hate to say it but Reaper has been left behind in a lot of ways.


Left behind?!? Reaper never matched let alone surpassed Ral Partha’s sculpting quality even by using some of the same talent. It’s that chunky style right now that I’m kind of into. I’m also not interested in painting each rivet on a pair of jeans…
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:


Genesis, Viceroy Assassin. If you're a viceroy or even just a vassier or a regent watch out cause she's coming for you. Sometimes, if the money's right, she'll even take a job to assassinate a Fullroy.

She might be up for whacking a Fullroy, but would she dare take on a...
Snake Roy?

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I had forgotten about Snake Roy for the Mega Duck (Cougar Boy).

All of those sound like off-the-wall miniature concepts...

Urusei Yatsura, Cerebus the Aardvark, Machiavelli, Plato and Happy Days. So, how was your childhood?

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 Chairman Aeon wrote:

Left behind?!? Reaper never matched let alone surpassed Ral Partha’s sculpting quality even by using some of the same talent. It’s that chunky style right now that I’m kind of into. I’m also not interested in painting each rivet on a pair of jeans…
Let's be fair, very few companies ever equalled or surpassed the quality of Ral Partha's offerings from the late '70's early '80's, even today. I look at my Ral Partha frost giant from like 1979 and compare it to what's available now... sheesh.

Reaper is very much the 'quantity is a quality unto itself' minis company.

 
   
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 Red Harvest wrote:
Let's be fair, very few companies ever equalled or surpassed the quality of Ral Partha's offerings from the late '70's early '80's, even today. I look at my Ral Partha frost giant from like 1979 and compare it to what's available now... sheesh.

Reaper is very much the 'quantity is a quality unto itself' minis company.


Totally agree with the latter statement. I love Reaper for the random box of monsters and npcs that I can rifle through ad hoc during games and bring out appropriate mini (specifically the bones offerings)

Totally disagree with the former statement. I am not going to yuk your yum and say that the frost giant is bad in any way, but I gotta say it sounds like a nostalgia piece for you that you subjectively love, rather than some kind of objective truth.
Just saying in a situation where I could get that model for $0 or any another frost giant model available today for that same price, the Ral Partha one is not likely to be coming home with me.

(Assuming you are talking about this fine fellow
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