I needed a classic chest mimic for a don’t choose the wrong chest scenario in our RPG group and went for the Mocking Beast by Reaper Miniatures. The mini is a bit on the small side, like a lot of Reaper minis, but it’s giant teeth kind of make up for that. Of course, the party did chose the “wrong” chest and had a nice litte encounter with the mimic.
I love old-school computer RPGs and I’m very excited about the resurgence of isometric, party based RPGs like Pillars of Eternity and Divinity. But as I’m a great fan of the 3.5 edition of the D20 system, the best of the lot for me so far was Pathfinder Kingmaker. Spoilers for that game follow.
In addition to the game system I also loved the story. It was fantastic and a huge part of it was the history and interaction with the main villain, Nyrissa. I spend an unholy amount of time in this game to explore all the different endings and was especially satisfied with the very hard to achieve ending in which you could actually fully redeem and romance Nyrissa.
As I really like the character I decided to paint up the great model released for her by Reaper Miniatures.
The limited D&D miniatures line from Gale Force Nine is very much hit and miss. Some of their models like the Beholder or Behir are excellent, but a lot of the minis are not much to write home about. The problem is that all of their minis are limited and the good ones are really hard to find, especially the older ones.
I have been on the lookout for one of my favorites from their line for many month until I finally got my hands on it – the Purple Worm. Sadly the quality of the cast was not without flaws, but a bit of heat and a lot of modelling putty could fix that. The detail on the mini is great though, which made painting it a joy.
So here he is, ready to swallow some unfortunate adventurers whole: