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Newbiespud 17th Dec 2013, 6:00 AM edit delete
Sometimes you need to get a point across as quickly as possible without outright saying it. Unfortunately, referencing internet memes is really good for precisely that.


FLZ 17th Dec 2013, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
Well, I'm glad it wasn't too sad of me to think of that ad immediately after the second panel.

And since when are props made to scale? She's really thought about the Timberwolves - Pinkie planning ahead! :O
imperious 17th Dec 2013, 7:05 AM edit delete reply
The miniature you wish your miniature could look like.

At one of my first Cons, I remember a sculptor/art vendor that had a beautiful 2 foot tall C'thulu statuette. Someone jokingly referred to it as a to-scale miniature. "You enter the chamber, and see this guy" >thunk<.

Since our group is relatively low-funded, and none of us were "the miniatures guy" in the day, I'm responsible for producing all of the monsters. 90% paper stand. I've got some generic beasties small-to-large, a slew of pc-types, hordes of kobolds, golblins, mixed undead, a few ogres, a pile of lizardfolk, and a box of bandits.

As we've gone along, we've also had:
Dice Goblins
Coin Wolves & Penny Swarms
Fluttershy the Hippogriff (I've discussed this before)
Wonder the Pipe Cleaner Warhorse
Pipe Cleaner Python
and King of Clubs, the Huge-Sized Crocodile (it's a decent footprint for 25-28m scale).

It seems like the best way for us to avoid fighting something is to have a miniature for it on hand.


I'm now a pony.
Guest 17th Dec 2013, 7:58 AM edit delete reply
I'm technically the miniatures guy in our group, but that said, my collection isn't as... diverse as it could be, so usually the same models used to represent orcs also represent hobgoblins, evil humans, zombies, etc. Same goes for models for human characters except they're usually on our side. Large non-humanoid creatures are usually represented using bases of equivalent size.

Our non-generic NPCs tend to get a miniture all their own, but if I don't expand my collection soon, that may come to a halt >_>
Digo 17th Dec 2013, 8:24 AM edit delete reply
I've had Pretzel Kobolds, Zombie Hersey Kisses, and once a Reese's Peanutbutter Golem. Nothing gets the players all fired up for a battle than making their opponents out of edible food.
Freemage 17th Dec 2013, 10:47 PM edit delete reply
Add to that Starburst Orcs. We LOVED murdering Starburst Orcs.
mycroftxxx 17th Dec 2013, 10:42 AM edit delete reply
The KenzerCo game "Fairy Meat" was presented as a 1:1 scale miniatures game. That meant that all of your odd lawn decorations and taxidermy experiments were acceptable game tokens. Before it was really a playable game, and just a gag in Knights of the Dinner Table, the first playthrough featured a squirrel lawn decoration as a giant monster.
Seanpony Renaud 17th Dec 2013, 12:26 PM edit delete reply
LOL. Reading you guys makes me smile. Pretzel wolves. I never really thought about how blessed I am as a gamer that I never did any of that kind of stuff. Everybody I play with plays Warhammer also so we all have tons of figures. Our problem tends to be more that we have tons of orcs, skeletons and humans but no dwarves, hardly any monsters and gods save us if we need something mundane like a cart.

Now look at me, back to your minis, back to me. I love it!
you know that guy 17th Dec 2013, 4:04 PM edit delete