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.