These Modular Magnetic Gaming Miniatures (via Kickstarter) are, by far, the most awesome tabletop RPG minis you’ve ever seen.
Each figure and accessory is magnetized using tiny rare-earth magnets. This means, you will be able to change your character on the fly by simply swapping out the items your character is holding!!!
The Kickstarter offers up to 11 different minis and up to 105 different weapons, shields, books, and other accessories! The first set of minis includes a Sorcerer, Dwarf, Knight, Ranger, Samurai, Barbarian, Elf, Cleric, and Thief. There are also two add-on minis including a demon and goblin. Any mini can use any accessory.
As mentioned above, the minis and accessories use a rare-earth magnet system. Neodymium rare-earth magnets are installed into the figure’s arms and magnetic steel plugs are installed into each accessory. This way, the polarity of the magnet does not matter, and the magnetism is just right: strong yet easy to swap during play.
The minis and accessories come unpainted and include a standard 25mm base for play.
So, are they worth it? Well, there are some downsides. First off, there are a lot of little pieces to get lost (even if they tend to stick to each other) and they all have to be painted. Of more concern, however, is the fact that they won’t ship until March of next year. That’s a long time to wait.
Are these issues a show stopper? For me, that’s a “Hell, no!!!” So, I’ll be ordering myself a set right away.
Assuming you’re like me and it’s not a matter of whether or not you want them but, how many, you should head on over to the kickstarter and give them a look.
You can get your choice of a single mini and 15 accessories for just $20.00. There are other options available but the price goes up as the number of included minis and accessories climbs. The project is already fully-funded with more than a month to go (as I write this).
Modular Magnetic Gaming Miniatures: Product Details
- Dimensions: 25mm to 40mm and includes a 25mm slotted base.
- For the basic $20 package, you get 1 character of your choice and an assortment of 15 accessories. Other packages offer many more figures and accessories (up to 60 options).
- 9 Minis to choose from (Sorcerer, Dwarf, Knight, Ranger, Samurai, Barbarian, Elf, Cleric, Thief).
- Uses Neodymium rare-earth magnets to attach accessories to minis.