We've received a lot of great suggestions for miniatures, many of which we have in the works now for a future set. If you have an idea for a miniature you'd like to see, email it to us (firstname.lastname@example.org). Although we can't reveal the content of future sets, I assure you that we consider every suggestion seriously and love to hear what kinds of miniatures would make your game more fun.
One of the most common requests for miniatures we get is for characters from the various D&D settings and novels. Of course, there are so many characters that we rarely see a request for the same one twice. When thinking about placing a named character in a set, we have to consider many different factors. This article describes the elements of that decision. After reading it, take a few minutes to participate in a little survey about the topic.
Named Characters and the Unique Ability
Miniatures made of named characters get the Unique ability. The Unique rule prevents you from putting more than one of that miniature in your warband. For the most part, we have the Unique rule because it seems odd that a warband would have three Elminsters in it. Yet on some occasions, we use the Unique rule to prevent you from having access to the rules of a particular miniature more than once (such as Snig, Worg Rider and his Minions ability for 42 points).
Thus far, all Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures sets have included at least one named miniature with the Unique ability. Harbinger included eight, but more recent sets include an average of four. The lower number of unique figures is due to a shift in design philosophy. We now avoid putting many named characters in a set or putting in lesser-known characters for several reasons:
Your Unique Thoughts
I'd like to hear your thoughts about Unique miniatures. Our reasoning about unique miniatures could use a tune up, and your feedback will help. Email us at email@example.com and tell us some or all of the following:
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