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Johnathan Gopen
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Alright BGG. Let's settle this. After fidgeting with the minis, and the bases covering most of whatever space they occupy... I'm almost certain that I prefer the tokens.

The exception being the Starspawn minis add more 'weight' to that particular monsters presence on the board. Maybe I'll go tokens for regular monsters, but minis for the very large ones...?

What are your thoughts?

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Do you prefer the minis with their immense square bases, or do you prefer the art on the monster tokens?
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Reverend Uncle Bastard
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Dalamarth wrote:
Alright BGG. Let's settle this. After fidgeting with the minis, and the bases covering most of whatever space they occupy... I'm almost certain that I prefer the tokens.

The exception being the Starspawn minis add more 'weight' to that particular monsters presence on the board. Maybe I'll go tokens for regular monsters, but minis for the very large ones...?

What are your thoughts?

Poll
Do you prefer the minis with their immense square bases, or do you prefer the art on the monster tokens?
Minis
Tokens
      167 answers
Poll created by Dalamarth


This poll needs a third option for "rebasing". It is a solution that gives the best of both worlds.
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Joe
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Agreed, while i personally don't mind the bases that much, it's really the only component i find lacking and overall just don't match. it drives me insane the holes don't match up on some of them. (yes i'm a miniature gamer, and no i don't have a problem with the mini's themselves)
 
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Val Doonican
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A clear Base is the way to go!
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reverendunclebastard wrote:
Dalamarth wrote:
Alright BGG. Let's settle this. After fidgeting with the minis, and the bases covering most of whatever space they occupy... I'm almost certain that I prefer the tokens.

The exception being the Starspawn minis add more 'weight' to that particular monsters presence on the board. Maybe I'll go tokens for regular monsters, but minis for the very large ones...?

What are your thoughts?

Poll
Do you prefer the minis with their immense square bases, or do you prefer the art on the monster tokens?
Minis
Tokens
      167 answers
Poll created by Dalamarth


This poll needs a third option for "rebasing". It is a solution that gives the best of both worlds.


How does rebasing let me see the art of the token while playing? (Also, it does nothing for the nightmare of storing all the minis and taking 1e + 2e stuff to game night...)
 
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Bryce K. Nielsen
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I actually like the bases, since it allows you to use Arkham Horror, Eldritch Horror, MoM1 and MoM2 tokens...

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I'm almost 50/50. I always use the tokens, but for monster/large and stable minis, I use those as well.
 
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Jon Olsén
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As many other I will use the minis but change the bases to clear ones.
I do like the art on the tokens but painted minis looks better for this kind of game.
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Peter Johnsson
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Verbosity wrote:
reverendunclebastard wrote:
Dalamarth wrote:
Alright BGG. Let's settle this. After fidgeting with the minis, and the bases covering most of whatever space they occupy... I'm almost certain that I prefer the tokens.

The exception being the Starspawn minis add more 'weight' to that particular monsters presence on the board. Maybe I'll go tokens for regular monsters, but minis for the very large ones...?

What are your thoughts?

Poll
Do you prefer the minis with their immense square bases, or do you prefer the art on the monster tokens?
Minis
Tokens
      167 answers
Poll created by Dalamarth


This poll needs a third option for "rebasing". It is a solution that gives the best of both worlds.


How does rebasing let me see the art of the token while playing? (Also, it does nothing for the nightmare of storing all the minis and taking 1e + 2e stuff to game night...)


You don't really need the tokens to be near the miniatures, I just keep one copy for each monster type and place them near the board for reference whenever a monster spawns.

(I also painted the minis and rebased them on clear acrylic bases)
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I still prefer minis despite the bulky bases.
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Definitely needs a rebasing option. After successfully rebasing my mini's and painting all of them, they look fantastic.

Granted, I definitely understand that not everyone has the time/experience to paint all of the figures.
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Jim
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Mini's with clear bases here (thank you Litko!)

Also, ladies and gentlemen, grab those Scrabble Racks for your table top 'Monster Drawer'. The tokens line up perfectly for the few times they are referenced.
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Richard Francis
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cotgrave wrote:
Mini's with clear bases here (thank you Litko!)

Also, ladies and gentlemen, grab those Scrabble Racks for your table top 'Monster Drawer'. The tokens line up perfectly for the few times they are referenced.

Yeah, I'm going to go with clear bases as well. I hadn't thought of the scrabble racks though. Thanks for the reminder.
 
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Re: Scrabble Racks.

My pleasure.

I am sure I am not the first one to think of them, one point worth mentioning is that we discovered we had two types of rack - one that had a large rounded lip to hold the letters on and one that had only a little edge-like lip. Only the rounded lip one seems to hold the MoM tokens on there without having to worry about jostling the rack.

Have a great weekend!
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Tokens. By the time I finish painting, there's usually a new edition out. goo
 
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Evan Stegman
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I use both: tokens for the smaller monsters and minis for the big ones.
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Bruce Moffatt
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shnar wrote:
I actually like the bases, since it allows you to use Arkham Horror, Eldritch Horror, MoM1 and MoM2 tokens...

-shnar


Which is exactly the reason FFG designed the bases the way they did. It allows cross compatibility with the entire range of Arkham Horror Files games. I understand that they may seem bulky, particularly on the human sized creatures, but there's method in the madness (pun totally intentional)

goo
 
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Curtis Delaney
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Which size and thickness are people using in the Litko bases? And where is the best place to order them?

Thanks.
 
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Christopher
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Scrat wrote:
shnar wrote:
I actually like the bases, since it allows you to use Arkham Horror, Eldritch Horror, MoM1 and MoM2 tokens...

-shnar


Which is exactly the reason FFG designed the bases the way they did. It allows cross compatibility with the entire range of Arkham Horror Files games. I understand that they may seem bulky, particularly on the human sized creatures, but there's method in the madness (pun totally intentional)

goo


I understand their intention, but I think it'd have been easier to just design normal bases and put the token under the base. The large bases make it hard to fit multiple enemies in a space, cover up pertinent game tokens in that space, and hide the artwork.
 
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Bruce Moffatt
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All valid points Christopher, but I'd rather have the chit locked to the base rather than having to make sure I picked them both up if they were separate. I think this is one of those Apples/Oranges debates; everybody's right, but not everyone is happy. It's great that there are alternatives.
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Scrat wrote:
All valid points Christopher, but I'd rather have the chit locked to the base rather than having to make sure I picked them both up if they were separate. I think this is one of those Apples/Oranges debates; everybody's right, but not everyone is happy. It's great that there are alternatives.


We could just paint the pertinent numbers from the chit onto the new base.
 
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