Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pix from Hero Forge Character Creator Beta

A while back I bought into the HeroForge Kickstarter. If you haven't heard of it, well, they will let you design a custom mini online, then deliver it to you as a 3D-printed plastic figure. The beta version of the character designer is open now to backers, and here are two dynamic poses of the same character I made in about three minutes. You can adjust the character's height, build, hair, armor, pose, and gear in thousands of ways. If they pull this off, it's going to change the way I buy minis for my PCs and name NPCs.


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  1. It looks good but I'll wait and see how much they cost. I buy 3d printed Star Trek ships and the top quality end of the material is expensive so I'd be surprised if these minis didn't cost a lot more than standard metal minis. However, I'll keep my fingers crossed!

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    1. Well I know they are going to offer two product levels: one is more durable, cheaper, but holds less detail; the other one is a bit less durable but has much finer detail. I'm getting 6 custom minis out of the deal and I'll let you know how they look! -- Doug

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  2. You mean I could actually have minis for my female characters that *aren't* wearing bikinis? This shows promise...

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    1. Yes, the armor sets are unisex.The sliders for body shape include Muscularity, Curves, Bust, and Booty, and they work on both male and female characters. One big draw for me to support the project is so that my daughter could have minis for her characters that weren't just bikini babes. She's been having a lot of fun creating characters using the character creator and she's getting 3 custom figures for Xmas, providing HeroForge is up and running on schedule.

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