Miniature Showcase

Booster Bricks

At one point we needed a lot more miniatures than I could paint, to populate the world we were adventuring in. So, we decided go buy a few bricks of miniatures. These were for the D&D Miniatures Icons of the Realm line. We bought three for Dragon Heist, two for Tyranny of Dragons, and two for Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. These are our favorites from some those bricks.

On our old craft table we have some from one of the Tyranny of Dragons sets. We were super happy because we managed to get four dragons in one set. There is a bronze, gree, silver, and shadow dragons. We also got a wyrmling and a Pegasus! There was a really cool Mind Flayer, a hag, wraith and a few elven and orcish soldiers. It came with some cool humanoid monsters like needle blights, doppelgangers, hobgoblins, and bugbears. My favorite was the pegasus. I just love mythical beasts! I did love getting the bricks we got because they were really varied and gave us a lot of miniatures for our world. Since we were upgrading our map system to 3D buildings and scenes we wanted miniatures to go along with them to match the realism we were going for.

In this Dragon Heist pack we got a few awesome surprises. There were so many named npc’s we got through these bricks! Here we got Jarlaxle, Vajra Safahr: The Blackstaff, and The Black Viper. We also got so many npc’s to populate our scenes. There were vendors, nobles, soldiers, and guards. There were also a variety of fighters and magic users. For animals we got rats for the sewers, alligators too, a brown bear, Dire Wolf, lion, and bat. We got a Pit Fiend, which was my personal favorite, along with a few cambion demons. This was fortunate are we were running the Casslanter version of Waterdeep. There was also a cool Shield Guardian included. The crowning jewel was when we got Xanathar, another favorite of mine! We were so excited about that one.

In one of Rime of the Frostmaiden sets we got some great miniatures. We got a frost salamander, a frost giant, a Yeti and a mammoth for the huge miniatures. For the large miniatures we got a winter wolf, Oyaminartok: The Goliath Werebear, a crag cat, and the cutest snowy owlbear ever! Oya, as we nicknamed her, played a small part in our run of Icewind Dale but she was super fun to be around. We also ended up befriending a baby snowy owlbear so the miniature was super useful. We got a bunch of Chwingas, which were my absolute favorites! More animals like: the indigenous trout of the region, wolves, two baby yetis, a snowy fox. There were some Reghed archers, some Kobolds and vampiric Kobolds. Duergar, human fighters and the final form of the Frostmaiden. Tekeli-li was among the miniatures, along with a cute but deadly gnome ceremorph, and a Flind Tirapper.

There bricks were a real help when trying to quickly build up miniatures to populate your scenes. It also gave me some peace of mind as the mini painter for the table. I didn’t feel as rushed to get things painted and I could really focus on detail and skill instead of quick reproduction. We also got a great deal of cool miniatures like Xanathar, Oya, The Blackstaff and the amazing monsters were were able to get.

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Published by dndwife

My husband and I run a dungeons and dragons table together and I write about our crazy adventures both in and out of the story. My husband DM's and I am the table artist. I paint minis for everyone at the table and provide crafted gifts like dice boxes, bags, and artwork.

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