A miniature figure, also known as a "miniature", "mini", "figure", or "fig". Also questions related to them.

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Where can I find fantasy minis on the cheap? [closed]

I'm looking to build a collection of fantasy miniatures, preferably pewter - but I don't want to buy them one at a time from my local hobby store... Much too expensive, and they don't often carry ...
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How can I get miniatures with specific features? [closed]

Is there somewhere you can get minis corresponding to the class, race and sex of adventurers, be it singles or a giant collection of minis? For example: I might be looking for a male elf druid and a ...
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How to reduce minis dependence in d20-based games?

In Pathfinder and similar versions of D&D, there is a lot more miniatures/tactical map dependence than in earlier versions (and in most other RPGs). I am interested in reducing the dependence on ...
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Narrative Combat versus Use of Miniatures

When I first started playing D&D, my DM did not use battlemaps or miniatures to describe combat. Everything was described to us, and questions to the DM were part and parcel of the experience, ...
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What are some alternatives to using miniatures for games that require them? [closed]

Miniatures traditionally are expensive and time-consuming to paint. Plus, most of us aren't great artists. If I'm playing a game that requires miniatures of some kind, but people aren't sticklers for ...
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Homemade Terrain w/miniatures

I am looking for ideas to make some homemade terrain for combat; I am not a great miniature painter as I usually fat-finger most of them, but I am pretty handy and know my way around my neighborhood ...
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Is it possible to run Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition without a battlemap?

The push, pull, and slide mechanics immediately come to mind as being difficult to track accurately without a battlemap. Auras are another. Has anyone come up with a simple solution to narrating ...
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Undead skeleton papercraft minitatures [closed]

Where can I find a digital, downloadable set of papercraft skeleton miniatures (or even just a single miniature)? Please note that by skeleton I mean the animated, undead monster (not a design aid for ...
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What is a good method for storing papercraft buildings and the like?

I've recently taken to creating papercraft buildings, castle walls and towers, bridges, crates, hay-bales, etc. for my tabletop RPG combat sessions: They are fragile and need to be stored upright ...
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Advice for AD&D 1e without miniatures or tiles? [duplicate]

My group has agreed that we will not use miniatures or tiles to play AD&D 1e. Instead, we will rely upon the "Theater of the Mind" style gameplay. This will be a major change for me as a DM, as I ...