Richard U. Pickman said:
Regarding the minis…
I would agree with Julia on most points she's making. The minis are impossible to stack, and takes up loads of space on the board.
But then again i rarely have problems with the sizes of the monsters. How often do you have tow dark young occupying the same space? And two large monsters do fit in one location without you having to figure out if they stood on the same space when its time to move them.
Both the sculpt and paint quality differs hugely between different miniatures. The dark young for instance looks pretty good while the elder thing looks like something i would had made when i was six. Fortunatly there are other minis out there which you can use to replace the bad ffg ones with.
The good things about having minis is that you won't have any problems spotting the monsters on the game board (specially after a couple of beers). Before i had them i would often notice monsters i had previously overlooked, but with the minis it is never the case.
And they actually makes the game more "cool" and do add some theme. In my opinion. But they won't make the game more fun.
Do i regret buying all the minis? No.
Would i buy them again? Yes.
Would i play the game without the minis? No, it would feel like something is missing.
Are they worth the money? Only you can decide.
So it's a mixed bag. Glad you reminded me though why I primarily wanted minis was because they stand out on the board.
I think after I've played the game a few times if I will get all or none, and if I do, it will be a slow investment. My main concern was did all the minis look like up close a six-year-old painted them or only a few. Ha, ha about Elder Thing. I see exactly what you mean.
About sleeves Julia, thanks for letting me know they might exist. If anyone knows brand name of big sleeves, that'd be excellent.
Also didn't plan on getting every figurine for every monster (wow, I'd be broke to do that lol). Just one to represent and if I have more on the board then the copies go on the board. But again, that's if I get them. Pretty much wanted to know quality over anything.
Thanks Richard and Julia.