While I’m waiting for the second Bones Kickstarter to deplete the budget of gamers everywhere, my Dwarven Forge kickstarter order came in!
I’ve never bought terrain before, but like the Reaper Bones, the Kickstarter just made it so darn affordable. OK, I did spend $170. But for that I got box after box of hand painted tiles, plus a bunch of furniture and stuff…
Here’s some unboxing pics (my focus sucks, sorry, blame Apple).
What’s in the box…
Four boxes of tiles and one of accessories.
Each box of tiles is packed tight…
This is ONE box of the tiles. I may have gotten in over my head.
Note the hand painted detail, and the openable door.
With minis for scale.
Defeated – it’s Miller time!
OK, did you do the Reaper kickstarter and are wondering how you’re going to use your hundred plus minis when they come in? Well, here’s an idea.
Dwarven Forge makes those super sweet ridiculously detailed 3D resin miniature terrains you may have seen that no one can afford. But… Kickstarter to the rescue! They are starting a new line of Game Tiles, which is basically the same terrain but made from a less expensive material. And they are Kickstarting them at a ridiculously affordable level! You can get them “unpainted” – which is still dungeon stone grey – or get them hand painted for a small upcharge. Man, I wish that was a Reaper option, I’d pay $50 extra to get them all painted for sure.
The Kickstarter is up to $1.2 million already and has only 3 days left. I never considered buying terrain before – this is such an unnecessary luxury – but damn, 2 sets and a bunch of dressing extras, hand painted, for $170 – I’m in.