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Harry Potter Miniatures Game 14 Feb 2018 10:52 #263551

www.harrypotterkickstarter.com/

This looks gangster AF
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Harry Potter Miniatures Game 14 Feb 2018 10:55 #263552

Thanks for the link.

I don't know that I'll kickstart this, but I'm definitely getting it for my spouse. She's a harry potter super fan and the minis angle is actually kind of attractive for me on this one. Does Knight's Models make passable minis? Their batman stuff looks ok?
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Harry Potter Miniatures Game 14 Feb 2018 11:02 #263554

I play both their Batman and DC Universe games. The older metal minis are pretty good but the newer resin models are fantastic.
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Harry Potter Miniatures Game 14 Feb 2018 11:17 #263560

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I play both their Batman and DC Universe games. The older metal minis are pretty good but the newer resin models are fantastic.

That's great news! That's a big draw for this franchise, it isn't one to my recollection that has any quality mini lines?

Expansions would be big for this one too, there's a legit lot to draw from. It's like a Song of Ice and Fire minis set in its legit huge character lineup except that each figure would actually have unique powers and characteristics. Luna Lovegood is a favorite, my wife and I will have to fight over who gets the real hero of the series, Hermione, etc.
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Harry Potter Miniatures Game 14 Feb 2018 11:30 #263563

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www.harrypotterkickstarter.com/

This looks gangster AF

I just want the models to use as Wizards in Wiz-War.

The ultimate graduation test from Hogwarts. Who will survive The Labyrinth?
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Harry Potter Miniatures Game 14 Feb 2018 11:57 #263572

Fantastic! This might be the first Minis Skirmish/Adventure game that someone other than me will buy. Wouldn't pick it up myself anyways but I look forward to someday playing one of my HP-loving friends' copy.
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Harry Potter Miniatures Game 14 Feb 2018 13:23 #263584

Want this so badly. They have shown some of the models, one was Voldemort with Nagini and it looked amazing. I am really liking that this is billed as a miniatures ADVENTURE game, not a war game.

HOWEVER...two big Prince-caliber side eyes.

One is 35mm. Ouch. It sounds great- cool ass big models! But if it requires terrain pieces (assuming it will) then you are shut out immediately of a TON of terrain options. You will be at the mercy of Knight Models and third parties to develop this stuff, which will be BIG and EXPENSIVE.

Two is, obviously, Kickstarter. Come the fuck on, a HP game does not need crowd funding and if the company doing it needs crowdfunding to do it, then the license is likely in the wrong hands.
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Harry Potter Miniatures Game 14 Feb 2018 13:29 #263586

I just want the models to use as Wizards in Wiz-War.

Snape vs. Gilderoy Lockhart deathmatch!
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Harry Potter Miniatures Game 14 Feb 2018 13:41 #263587

Michael Barnes wrote:
I just want the models to use as Wizards in Wiz-War.

Snape vs. Gilderoy Lockhart deathmatch!

I've actually wanted Potter models for this purpose for a long time.

I think if I were to have them, I'd get people to play more often. It's a small thing to change but people would be all over that.

Me: "Wanna play a really fun wizard battle game?
Them: "Meh."

Me: "Wanna play a really fun Harry Potter wizard battle game?"
Them: "Dibs on Emma Watson!"

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I just checked the website to see if I can bypass the stupid KS and just buy the models. Nope. The models have been around for over a year, but we have to wait for the game to buy them.

I hope there is a model only option at some point. I really could care less about a game that sounds like a heavily scenario driven version of DDAS with a different them (no proof of that beyond postulation based on description).[/edit]
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Harry Potter Miniatures Game 14 Feb 2018 15:42 #263602

For 25 years I've been dealing with some variation of "Wiz-War sounds like a game in a frathouse bathroom".

Worst name ever. I'll have to keep an eye on this, but I'm 100% in agreement with Barnes that this is not what Kickstarter should be for. You're going to print money with this, the KS campaign is just telling you how much to print, and letting you take it from people before delivering, which blows.
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Harry Potter Miniatures Game 14 Feb 2018 18:50 #263624

Was writing a reply but realized I'm having this weird issue: I'm not interested in minis game based on an IP that's originally not for minis game. But I don't have anything against building an army for a non-IP game based on an established IP...

So Star Wars, Firefly and Harry Potter minis game won't float my boat. But building a Witcher 3 army for Dragon Rampant will.
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Harry Potter Miniatures Game 14 Feb 2018 19:27 #263627

Colorcrayons wrote:
I've actually wanted Potter models for this purpose for a long time.

I think if I were to have them, I'd get people to play more often. It's a small thing to change but people would be all over that.

All the pics of the Scooby Doo character conversions for Betrayal at House on the Hill on BGG can attest to that. It doesn't add anything mechanically, but it's so much more evocative when, instead of it being Generic Professorman, Shaggy explodes in a shower of gore as two giant snakes erupt from his body.
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Harry Potter Miniatures Game 14 Feb 2018 20:13 #263629

I was just thinking about how awesome terrain boards would be for the Forbidden Forest and the Chamber of Secrets. Or Azkaban Prison.

God damn 35mm. God damn Kickstarter.
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Harry Potter Miniatures Game 14 Feb 2018 21:04 #263630

Michael Barnes wrote:
I was just thinking about how awesome terrain boards would be for the Forbidden Forest and the Chamber of Secrets. Or Azkaban Prison.

The first thing I thought of when someone mentioned a HP conversion of Wiz-War was how the board already bears more than a passing resemblance to the hedge maze from the final stage of the Triwizard Tournament from Goblet of Fire.
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Harry Potter Miniatures Game 14 Feb 2018 22:11 #263635

Ok, stop talking about it now.
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