So, we’ve tested out a number of mini solutions. Cardboard stands (too light, too fragile, seem to look nice but feel in the way). Reaper minis (beautiful but not cheap to field a whole game of NPCs and monsters with). D&D minis (beautiful and perfect, but definitely expensive) and everything else under the sun, it seems.
What we game with most times are simple to make, materially tough and robust enough to handle drops and sloppy packing and unpacking, clear and clean to see from across the table, useful for tracking actual combats, and even customizable for players.
These are our “everyday clay” minis. Continue reading