Using Lego for D&D Terrain & Minis?

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Using Lego for D&D Terrain & Minis?

Postby morganm » Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:11 pm

Anyone use Lego exclusively for their D&D (or other RPG) terrain and miniatures?

A few years ago I thought about doing it but back then I actually had time to paint metal minis and build terrain. Also Lego isn't exactly a cheaper alternative =P It's just as expensive if not more so! Especially compared to these cheap pre-painted plastic minis that have flooded the market.

However my Lego collection has expanded over those years. I have enough to populate the table with. I'm contemplating just using Lego for everything. Still have some time to think this over; won't be putting together a table top game group until I'm settled in the new house.... but that D&D thread just got me thinking about this again.

Perhaps I'm just looking for an excuse to sell all of my table top minis and buy more Legos? :twisted:
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Postby spartan117 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:34 pm

no. the brikwars forum would not like yout to use lego. its no fun, and the cheap models are a way better way to go. :roll: :lol:

of couse you should use lego you terd.
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Postby Zahru II » Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:39 pm

Definitely yes. With enough inventory you can constantly parts-swap your party, as they change gear, and that's pretty neat.
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Postby Olothontor » Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:49 pm

I gotta go with everybody else here and say 'hell yeah', but only because the images that popped into my head as I read your post were of the modular dungeon cubes that somebody put together for that Brik-Dungeon Exploration RPG-ish thing.

So, obviously you must do this now.
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Postby Silverdream » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:26 pm

I think it was Ogel that used Heroica boards to play D & D.

Go for it.
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Postby stubby » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:46 pm

booty bothered and I were in an all-Lego 3.5e campaign for about a year, I've got photos somewhere. I'll see if I can track them down next time I'm at home.
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Postby morganm » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:53 pm

That would be totally awesome; pls post those Stubby!
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Postby BFenix » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:38 pm

Actually I've done it the other way around...

http://www.brikwars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=6327
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Postby enders_shadow » Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:00 pm

Olothontor wrote:I gotta go with everybody else here and say 'hell yeah', but only because the images that popped into my head as I read your post were of the modular dungeon cubes that somebody put together for that Brik-Dungeon Exploration RPG-ish thing.

So, obviously you must do this now.


Ah yes, brikquest or something. I'd personally love to see this, but can't oblige because I am sadly lacking in pieces to make the terrain (and by 'lacking' I mean used up in other creations that I can't bring myself to tear apart). Really though, the personalizing of characters is what D&D is all about, and Lego could fit that mold very nicely. I myself have a figure for the game I am currently playing in now (not the one I use, but it's fun to add new weapons, new armor, etc.)
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Postby Ross_Varn » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:29 pm

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Postby BFenix » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:32 pm

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Minifigs would just give them a kick in the ass.
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Postby Ross_Varn » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:34 pm

Not the context! They were actually attempting to GET to the Swamp, they just kept getting lost in the mountains.

And yeah, those minifigs regularly chase the party around with pitchforks.
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Postby Keldoclock » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:16 pm

I dunno, theres something about the feel of a metal mini in your hand that really makes an RPG an RPG.
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Postby Pwnerade » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:59 am

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Postby White Nun » Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:13 pm

Having created quite a few wargaming figures from scratch and converted many others then spent hours painting them I still have a fondness for that creative side of wargaming; BUT building an entire army by such methods can quickly lose any sort of appeal. RPG type games with small numbers of unique hand painted figures can be interesting to create, but I found painting whole regiments of similar figures for battle sized games to be bordering on the nightmarish (I played High Elf armies btw, - spectacular when painted, but maddening to paint). The LOTR High Elves were even worse with their small size and tiny details.
I wish I had discovered Lego Minifigs years ago because the Elf army I recently put together using Minifigs looks marvellous all formed up together on the table. And arming and equiping them is soooooo easy making it no problem at all to change from an archer heavy army, to pikes and shields, to swords and shields, to cavalry and chariots without having to own a pile of extra figures that spend most of their time packed away in boxes.
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