Anonymous asked: where do you get your DnD minis?
As you can see in my pictures, I’m the type of gamer that loves using visuals to represent the characters, NPCs, hazards, and terrain at the game table. I love miniatures - and I especially love customizing them.
I get my miniatures from a large variety of places. If I can, I get them locally, because support your Friendly Local Gaming Stores is very important. However, oftentimes it’s difficult to get exactly what I need locally. That’s when I get my miniatures online. Here’s a list of the places I shop for miniatures online:
- Miniature Market - MM is the Mecca of minis. They carry a wide variety of brands (including the now out-of-print WotC D&D Minis), and their shipping is freaky fast. You can find almost anything you need on their site, and it’s easy to navigate by brand, and they have a functional search option as well.
- Troll & Toad - T&T has a good size collection of miniatures for sale, and they’re organized and searchable by type. The downside is they are often out of stock, and their shipping tends to be slower than other companies.
- RPG Shop - RPG Shop is based out of good ol’ Milwaukee! They have a great site that sometimes is a little glitchy, but has all their RPG Minis sorted by race/class and by brand. While they don’t carry a ton of brands, they include a small mystery gift (usually a couple dice or a MtG car in each order!
- Paizo - It makes sense that the company that publishes Pathfinder would sell miniatures, and boy do they! They have a huge variety of RPG minis available on their site, all sorted by brand, and with a little work, searchable. They have a ton of stuff that is hard to track down anywhere else too, so if you’re looking for something unusual, I suggest poking around their site for a while. Be warned though, Paizo runs high on prices when in comes to WotC pre-painted plastic minis. Additionally, Paizo makes a number of miniatures (as paper minis, cardboard pawns, metal, and pre-painted plastic) that are designed to go along with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Check them out!
- Reaper Miniatures - Reaper is the go-to place for metal miniatures. They have the largest variety of sculpts available, and their site is full of great products for a variety of genres. Recently, Reaper ‘kick-started’ its Bones plastic miniatures line, which offers their traditional metal minis in a ready to paint soft plastic at a great price.
- Sean K. Reynolds Games - The Etsy store of one of Pathfinder’s designers features metal miniatures he has painted and use in his home and office games. The prices are really reasonable for the amount time he put into them, and it’s kind of cool to think, “Hey, someone that designed the game I’m playing right now used this miniature in their game.” I highly recommend looking over his stock, because he has miniatures from several years back to the present, painted and ready to ship.
Finally, if you haven’t backed the kick-starter for Hero Forge, go do so right now! While I cannot vouch for the quality of the miniatures (because I haven’t had the opportunity to handle them yet and compare them with what’s already out there), Hero Forge is on the cutting edge of RPG miniature technology promising to offer the first fully customizable 3-D Printed miniatures for our game tables. It’s just too cool to pass up.
So there’s my list. If you know of a store I didn’t list, be sure to message me about it so I can spread the word. Happy shopping!