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Note buyer beware. The Gladiator, Amazon, Swashbuckler and all terribly out of scale when stood next to the other figures. Really poor quality control on the design of them.
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Hmmm. I never noticed that. But, I must ask, why does it matter?
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Hmmm. I never noticed that. But, I must ask, why does it matter?
Ditto. Hardly a "buyer beware" kind of a thing.

I wonder if the Toad is really as large as it looks or if it is also out of scale?
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Why does it matter? Let me restate that questions, "hey, why don't we use a top hat, a battleship, and a thimble as tokens?

All of the figures are going to march around the board, in order to have the flavor of the game and visual comparison and unity of appearance it matters. I note that all of the original figures were in scale. Obviously that was intentional and the way to do it. This is really poor performance by fantasy flight which normally is top of the line when it comes to artistic quality.

Check out the small head of the helmeted head of the gladiator. It's like a comic strip figure. The scale is even inconsistent within the limbs of the same figure. The gladiator is only a hair taller than the dwarf figure from the original game.

It's just shoddy, and if the look of a game matters, which is the business model of Fantasy Flight Games, then this was a bad stumble.

I hope they can rebound and pick up their game for the expansion figures. Hopefully they go to the original sculptor or approving art director as they had a good sense of scale.

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Never noticed. Doesn't matter to me.
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Dude, at my house, the figures are regularly replaced with other minis. No one cares. That aint the kind of game Talisman is.

And lets not get started on the My Little Pony mule ...
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I think the scale is very important to the "feel" of any game. If not, put a meeple and some little stones on the board. The same, isn´t it? I pay for good materials, and like a buyer I need some respect. The scalation of the figures is some kind of respect.
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pelein wrote:
I think the scale is very important to the "feel" of any game.


In a roll and move game where the spaces are all square, I think that feel is already gone. If it were a Miniatures game, sure. But it aint.
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I was and still am a cardboard-preferrer myself. But FFG went with figures, so that's what we use.

Thing I did notice that bugs me about the Dungeon expansion is that the character cards are a deeper shade of red, making them distinguishable from the base + Reaper ones. Similarly, the Adventure and Spell cards are longer than the base and Reaper ones, so they stick out of the decks.
 
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It does not bother me (and I am picky ), but in the sheme of things....this games does not require such acute precision in the models.

Where is my ruler ! whistle
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I use other miniatures which i collect, so it does not bother me at all. As for the color of the cards, consistency is preferred.
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Budrou784 wrote:
Note buyer beware. The Gladiator, Amazon, Swashbuckler and all terribly out of scale when stood next to the other figures. Really poor quality control on the design of them.


You think those miniatures are short? Check out the Necromancer and the Warlock in Frostmarch! They are even shorter...

I agree that scale is not a game breaker with Talisman, BUT there should be some level of consistency with ALL components in a game and it's expansions. FFG have dropped the ball with the miniatures in this game.
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It's maybe worth pointing out that the figures in the base game are NOT to scale with each other either - they're clearly scaled to the illustrations. So the Dwarf you will notice is crouching - if he were standing up he'd be a giant, and taller than almost all the other figures. Likewise, how big would the Minstrel be if standing straight, and maybe if the Priest were a little shorter, he wouldn't appear to have such a freakishly large head.

Having started out this way, there's clearly no point in FFG going back and remoulding all the figures, of which the overall quality besides the issue of scale, is very good.
 
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Point well taken James, and I did look at the poses of the figures myself before posting. The Necromancer is standing straight upright, as is the Warlock. The Necromancer is wayyyy shorter than the Warlock, and both are shorter than any human figure standing in a non-action pose from the previous releases.

I think the point to note here is that the figures seem to be getting smaller with each successive release. This is what the OP was talking about and I went further to mention that the problem is ongoing in Frostmarch.

Nobody said the figures ever had to be (or are) to scale, but one human should be around about the same height as another don't you think?
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but one human should be around about the same height as another don't you think?


I'll remember to tell that to the boys down at the local jockey club. They'll be shattered
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jininthenet wrote:
I use other miniatures which i collect, so it does not bother me at all. As for the color of the cards, consistency is preferred.

A prefer the 2nd ed. Minis!
Long oop, which is a shame.
They a detailed, humorous and - all in scale!
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