A discovery…

In the past, I have avoided anything that wasn’t a 3D miniature, preferably metal over hard plastic and hard plastic over flexible plastic.   However, I found that most the figures now days are based off 5e D&D…that means monsters that look like they escaped from WoW, hunchbacked gnolls, dragon-kobolds (dragons and dragonborn weren’t enough dragons for the 5e munchkins?   Did we REALLY need to make kobolds into #&$%^ dragons too?) and “umber hulks” that look nothing like umber hulks.   None of the changes I wanted or care for and utterly geared to the teens and millenials fresh from WoW.


1e Orc 5e WoW Reject





So I looked around and found an alternative.   Paper miniatures.   Many of the paper mini makers make both old AND new style figures.   So I can ignore the crap being churned out by the figure makers for 5e millenials, and get the items I want and need!   I recently purchased an ink-tank printer (mentioned in an earlier post) and recently added a Silhouette cutter to the collection.  Many paper miniatures makers put out cut files for cutters, and there are forums and patreons dedicated to making cut-files).  So spend a couple bucks for a PDF of monsters, print it to the ink jet and then run it through the cutter.   A bit of gluing and instant figures at a fraction of the cost!

  • Printable Heroes*                       –  https://www.patreon.com/PrintableHeroes
  • OkumArts*                                  –  https://www.patreon.com/okumarts
  • Paper Realms**                          –  https://www.patreon.com/paperrealms
  • Cardboard Warriors Forum***    –  http://cardboard-warriors.proboards.com

    * – Figures available on DriveThruRPG.com.
  ** – Cut files only, no figures.
*** – Forum with links to free cut files and figures.

The Gamemaster

A role-playing gamer / gamemaster since D&D / AD&D. Took a ‘brief’ hiatus from RPG gaming starting around the time AD&D 2e released in 1989 but came back to the hobby.

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