Would you play a game with paper miniatures?

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  1. Hats

    Hats New Member

    It's actually what brought me here. I'm making a ton of Warhammer vehicles for friendly games. I also play FlipIt and have one of the larger collections I know about.
  2. jmickle

    jmickle New Member

    this is a great idea i am now considering making a board game with papercraft now
  3. marmeus

    marmeus New Member

    I love playing miniatures made of plastic like Warhammer 40k. why not paper miniatures :D
  4. Phenotype

    Phenotype New Member

    There are a few out there now, but the game play itself is not that fun. Most seem to be based on the rock, paper, scissors type game play.
  5. akasha2683

    akasha2683 New Member

    hehe i think that it will be funny..if already exist the lego game..why not the paper game?:thumb:
  6. JackAce

    JackAce New Member

    nah i don't think it would hold up to my abuse.
    i'm not big into tabletop gaming anyway but if i am going to do it i'd rather have a custom painted hard plastic or metal set of figures to play with.
    mostly because they look better and they won't get all soggy if i spell booze on them.
  7. Chameleon

    Chameleon New Member

    I've been playing (pencil/paper/dice) Dungeons and Dragons since it came out in the '70s. There have been numerous times when we did not have (lead) miniatures available so we had to make do with handmade paper standups on hand-drawn maps. We still use them to supplimant our painted (expensive) minis when we need more figures than we own.
    A couple of years ago I found a boxed game set called Mordheim that contains a collection of molded plastic figure parts that can be put together in many ways and a whole neighborhood of (somewhat ruined) buildings that are 3-d and... PAPER! These are a lot lighter to carry around than those dwarven forge plaster dungeon tiles.
    We have even made and used paper dice. Speaking of dice I just put together a "dice tower" out of paper. It cuts down on the "lucky" dice throws if you know what I mean.
  8. Bencool141

    Bencool141 New Member

    Probably. If it wasn't too obviously paper, I'd probably use it - and even then, only in games with people I know well.
  9. etheren

    etheren New Member

    I would definitely play, but a great deal of my enjoyment comes from painting those little hunks of plastic.
  10. stormwraith58

    stormwraith58 New Member

    Use to love playing Dungeons and Dragons... My friends would drive me nuts to create walls, characters, wepons and other stuff... I miss that alot...
  11. olberon

    olberon New Member

    im not really a cheapskate if it comes to buying warhammer at a shop, but since i travel alot its almost impossible to transport my hobby around the world. i found ot papercrafting some stuff is actually more fun to do and a lot cheaper :D
  12. jnjoker100

    jnjoker100 New Member

    Depending on the game, if we could make a magic the gathering version i would play...
  13. uradodah

    uradodah New Member

    I'd give it a go as long as the game-play was good enough to warrant the time spent making the models. What's more, if it was a roll-playing game where you could create many different types/kinds/"races" of characters, it would be even neater to be able to mix and match a few parts somehow - such as a (small/large) torso/legs with a different style head, etc.
  14. zerosum

    zerosum New Member

    Probably if it was card vehicles, mechs but would prefer metal minis
  15. Napoleon1

    Napoleon1 New Member

  16. Rissa

    Rissa New Member

    Sure, I would play em!
    If I could figure out how to design certain pieces for a game that I want, I would use them in a heartbeat.

    Brush on a bit of liquid plastic.. let it dry, and your good to go.
  17. m231235r

    m231235r New Member

    yes to the mini
  18. smoe

    smoe New Member

    I play pencil and paper dungeons and dragons, but i find using miniatures annoying. I don't mind using maps, but I prefer the rest to be in my head.
  19. fernworthy

    fernworthy New Member


    All the time!
  20. Jakar Nilson

    Jakar Nilson New Member

    For vehicles and terrain, all the time!

    In fact, I even sell paper miniatures and terrain on DriveThruRPG.com

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