Kickstarter: Reaper Miniatures Bones II
So I’ve been watching the new Reaper Bones Kickstarter. I’m definitely backing it, but I’m a little concerned that the value for pledges isn’t as high as it was with the first kickstarter, and to be honest it could have been higher back then as well. Right now your can buy all of the minis from the first kickstarter at kickstarter prices if you’re willing to shop around and try a few $0.99 auctions on eBay waiting for one to go a bit cheaper than usual. Doing it that way also means you didn’t have to buy a ton of minis you might not have otherwise, thus saving a significant amount of money. I’m worried that the same will be true of the miniatures from this second kickstarter by this time next year.
I also feel like they aren’t adding enough to the value of the core set, and now the stretch goals are also really far apart. I have no doubt this kickstarter will be close to as big as the first one, so unlocking the current goals isn’t something I’m concerned about. What concerns me about the greater distance between stretch goals is that there just won’t be as many stretch goals overall.
Back to the value of the core set – adding basees just doesn’t cut it for me. Those models should come with bases in the first place in my opinion (pet peeve of mine about Reaper in the first place). Also, many of them are cast onto bases already (another pet peeve), which are pretty terrible but still serve well enough for a lot of people, so I bet I’m not alone in thinking that adding bases to the core set as a stretch goal is pretty lame.
I really want to go for some of those addons also, but a gelatinous cube and a skinny, ugly dragon, and paints that won’t arrive for a long time don’t really do it for me. I guess I’ll have to decide what I think of the value of the large expansion sets.
What do you all think?