The Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures Game, also known as D&D Miniatures, is a very popular collectible miniatures sport played using plastic, pre-printed plastic miniatures. These miniatures are usually 30mm in size. They are created by the German company Fantasy Works, who also create the role playing games Warhammer and Age of Conan. There are several different versions of this game, each based on a different edition of the game. The different editions include the Basic, Premium, and Ultimate Editions.
D&D Miniatures has been around for a long time, but the hobby didn’t become truly popular until the late 70s. Back then, the miniatures were very intricate and expensive, but they represented the pinnacle of miniature production. Today, the prices are comparable or lower. If you have a good bit of experience with other collectibles, or if you’re just getting into collecting, starting with D&D miniatures can be an easy transition. You may choose to start with starter sets or full collector’s editions.
Starter Sets are great for new players of the D&D miniatures game, and come with everything you need to get started right away. They contain basic plastic miniatures, dice, miniatures accessories, and often the premade characters for the game, such as the wizard, bard, paladin, and warrior. A lot of starter sets contain additional options, such as special miniatures painted by hobbyists, or miniatures with additional equipment, like wands or staves.
If you’re looking for a challenging experience that isn’t all about beating up miniatures, the best way to learn is to start with a simple starter set. The most popular ones in the market are the Lord of the Rings series. The first set, The Lord of the Rings Starter Sets, included cardboard miniatures and a full-color, illustrated battle scenario. The miniatures are intricately detailed and look great when displayed on the table top. This is a great way to get your feet wet before you move on to more difficult sets like the 40 miniatures skirmish series.
For fans of the classic fantasy novels, Tolkien’s fantasy universe is perfect. There are several starter sets including the Ring of Sauron, the Hunt for the Ring, the Dragon released by the Third Eye, and the fortress of Balrog and the fight against the Witchking in the film version of the third novel. The miniatures are finely sculpted, and the books are thick and detailed with well written captions explaining the miniatures and their role in the game. This is a great way to jump right into the game without being overwhelmed by the number of figures, colors, and options available to begin with.
For the more casual gamers, there are several options for casual play. There are several starter sets, like the Lord of the Rings Starter Sets, that are easy to play and contain a few figures that can be used for one or two games. The Lord of the Rings Starter Sets include both miniatures and other accessories, such as the book, reference cards, dice, and other tools. The miniatures are of high quality and are painted with a wonderful Tolkien look.
For those looking to take their D&D miniatures to the next level, they should check out the Lord of the Rings Ultimate Collector’s Edition. There is a new line of miniatures, and this one is bigger and better than the previous editions. It also includes an easy to play adventure game, the Lord of the Rings Starter Set, and three expansion packs. All of these items make this an excellent choice if you want to turn your tabletop into an adventure scene with authentic Middle Earth products.
The new expansions in the Lord of the Rings Ultimate Collector’s Edition include the dark elves, the hobbits, the spider and hobgoblins, the ringwraiths, the returning hobbits, the spider and the giant, the Shire and the Grey Haven, the Gondorian Man and the Unexpected Paths, as well as four new Player Pieces. There are also seven new beasts to collect and eight new treasure packs to get. This expansion is exciting because it gives players something different to play with, it expands on what fans of the Lord of the Rings have come to love, and it introduces new challenges into the game that will challenge even the most seasoned gamers. Check out the new D&D miniatures line from WotC, and let your imagination run wild.