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POLL: Using Miniatures for a Variety of Gaming Systems


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vtsaogames writes:

I don't think I own any 'official' figures.

I don't select rules on that basis, just based on reviews, etc. So none of the choices in the poll apply to me.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
official minis only with associated game system
5
1%
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mostly official minis with associated game system
16
4%
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I keep using my 'old' minis with any game system
57
15%
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I use a mix of official and proxy figures
69
18%
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I mostly use proxy figures
6
2%
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I prefer game systems that encourage use of all minis
212
56%
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other
13
3%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

GreatScot72 Inactive Member wonders...

On numerous occasions, I have encountered gamers who will only use miniatures associated with a particular ruleset with that ruleset and no others. On the other end of the spectrum, gamers like me will use whatever figures are available with a given ruleset, often ignoring the "official" miniature line, and will recycle minis from old, unloved systems into new games without a second thought.

Where, then, do you stand?
official minis only with associated game system
I prefer using official miniatures with an associated game system. If the game goes out of use, I will probably never game with those miniatures again. It doesn't make sense to me to use figures with a game system of which they are not a part. I might hold onto old figures because I like them, but I won't game with them.
mostly official minis with associated game system
I prefer using official miniatures with an associated game system, but I will occasionally proxy other figures into the game system just until I can get the 'right' miniatures from official line. Old figures usually go into storage when the game system falls out of use, but if I really like them I may hold onto them and find some way to incorporate a few of them into other game systems.
I keep using my 'old' minis with any game system
I prefer using official miniatures with an associated ruleset, but once that ruleset falls out of use, there is no way I am letting those official figures I paid so much for go unused. I will hold onto them and incorporate them into some type of generic game system.
I use a mix of official and proxy figures
I really have no preference about using official miniatures with an associated ruleset. Sometimes, if I like the official figure line, I will buy some, but I am just as likely to recycle old figures that I already own.
I mostly use proxy figures
I really dislike buying figures from an official figure line just so that I can play a particular game. Chances are that I have something in my collection that I can proxy, and that is good enough for me. If I don't have anything in my collection that I can use, I am probably more likely to pick up some third party figures because they are more appealing to me/cheaper/more accessible than the official ones.
I prefer game systems that encourage use of all minis
I play rules systems that encourage use of any figures, and often do not have their own figure line associated with the rule set.
other
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