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DragonLords Set
Publisher: Arion Games
by isaac c. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/09/2013 11:34:13

I liked the DragonLords set very much. Nice art, very skillful work, particularly the evil lord and the dragon lady. This set is a really great addition to any rpg involving dragons. In addition to that, I like the variety of types of dragonlords.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
DragonLords Set
Publisher: Arion Games
by Ryan E. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/02/2012 19:01:36

A good product, well worth the money. I enjoy the 'themed' sets: with some planning I see much potential to use this as either allies, rivals or a nemesis for your gaming group. My only complaint is that the larger triagonal figures have much vertical whitespace and tend to obscure vision when placed on the tabletop if the players don't move around a lot.



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
DragonLords Set
Publisher: Arion Games
by Michael J. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/31/2011 18:53:10

Please note that this review replaces my previous review (now deleted) in which I made a mistake about the content of the download. I would mention, however, that if you're as stupid as me, it's best to realise that there are TWO downloadable files - one for pdf and one for Powerpoint.

Having said that, the content of this set is excellent. The many different variants of the Dragonlord characters allow for more immersive gameplay. The Dragonlords (and lady) are depicted on foot, on horseback and on dragon. Also, it seems to me that the ppt file depicts the dragon mounted characters twice, with the dragon walking and in flight. I couldn't see the in-flight version in the pdf file - please correct me if I'm wrong. I've been wrong before - see above. : (

The artwork is very well done. in that CGI sort of way, as is usual for Arion miniatures. I was so impressed, I have just invested £20 in the Fantasy bundle.

On the trifolds, I would have liked a top view of the dragon (like the Viper Interceptor in the freebie demo set.)

On some of the minis I thought there was too much white space (see the walking-dragon-mounted dragonlady trifold to see what I mean). Happily, having the Powerpoint version means you can separate the image from the mini frame and adjust it to suit. (I did struggle at first with the ppt file as I have not used Powerpoint before, but I soon figured out how to separate and copy each mini onto a new page to create an army of dragons. I also wanted to resize the figures and change the sizes of the mini frames. I found that having selected the mini in question, you have to 'ungroup' it to separate the various elements. You can then drag the bits apart until you can pull out the image and then do what you want with it. Having created a new mini, you just select the whole thing and 'group' it together.

It would be possible, for example, to create a 'quad-fold mini, ie a four-sided mini with the front and rear figures from the flat mini and the two side views from the trifold.

Or you can take the two side views from the horse-mounted characters to make a side-view flat mini.

And it's easy to make giant or halfling versions of your favourite monster. A giant dwarf? A new race of halfling trolls? The worlds biggest spider ever? Or juvenile versions. Even really ugly ogres must have kids.

The detail on these figures is too good to be wasted just on minis. Blow them up and use them as PC portraits or handouts for your players so they can see what they're fighting.. I've done a bit of fiddling in Paint Shop Pro and have got a full-page B&W line drawing of a minotaur which my grandson is colouring in. Tomorrow, he'll meet it's mini in a dungeon. I Grey-Scaled a dragon, (pardon the pun!) pasted in a clip-art plinth, and now I've got a dragon statue mini. I played around with the Colourise button on a green dragon and got a range of dragons from gold to blue to red to purple.

I'm sorry for going on so much about this, but I feel it is an important attribute of Arion figures that you can manipulate them in this way. (I'm not sure whether Graham - the artist - would approve but I'm sure he'll tell me if he doesn't.)

Anyway, an excellent purchase.

And don't forget, if you buy this or any set or try the free ones, you need to download both files. (You'll get two identical file names on your RPGnow download page.)

Arion figures, more than just minis.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
DragonLords Set
Publisher: Arion Games
by Rob M. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 01/31/2007 00:00:00

Miniatures, for those of us who don?t want to ?collect? minis, due to limited space, cash, or desire, are a necessary evil due to the many games with detailed tactical combat systems. This puts us in a bind; miniatures make handling combat much easier, but how to use them without having to handle a ton of minis. Paper minis provide a good solution for to this problem. Paper minis provide a nice alternative to traditional minis, in that they are inexpensive and disposable. When they are packaged as a PDF, you are provided with a reusable, readily available source of minis for your games. Print those that you need, when they get to be a pain to have lying around, you can throw them away, with PDF tucked away for when you need to print some more. They are also handy for ?collectors? of traditional minis to provide additional figures, or non-precious stand-ins if you don?t want to worry about your minis being damaged or lost at an unfamiliar, or merely overcrowded, gaming table.

The figures in Arion Games? miniatures sets come in 3 styles, ?A-frame?, ?Flat?, and ?Triagonal?. The ?A-frame?, and ?Flat? figures can be constructed from the same sheets, depending on how they are cut-out. The ?Triagonal? minis are constructed from a separate sheet. These construction choices provide additional options in preparing your minis for use in the game, major characters or monsters can be constructed as the ?Triagonal? versions to provide a more visual flair, and to emphasize their importance. Other figures can be done as ?A-Frame? or flat versions to make them easier to handle or distinguish them from each other, thus providing a functional use beyond their graphical characteristics.

The instructions are easy to follow and assembling the minis is quick and painless, just requiring a bit of work with scissors and some glue. This particular set requires an extra bit of work putting together Triagonal versions of the large Dragon-lord figures, but nothing to strenuous. There are also instructions provided on how to prepare a custom sheet of figures to meet your specific needs. The minis look good, even when printed on plain paper. Each figure is drawn from a 3D rendering (done in Poser using figures provided by DAZED, according to the credits), providing sharp detail and life-like shading, even when printed. This 14 page PDF (15 with cover) offers a specialized selection of ?Dragon-lords? miniatures suited for use as ?arch-villains? or ?arch-heroes? in an epic fantasy RPG. Each set includes a Dragon and Dragon-Lord rider. Each particular dragon & dragon-rider pair includes five figures, a Dragon-lord figure, a horse-mounted Dragon-lord figure, a ?vehicle sized? Dragon-Mounted Dragon-Lord figure, a Hatchling Dragon figure and a Dragonling figure.

The six Dragon-lords includes a lithe Dragon Lady in some Red Sonja esque outfit (the bonus set includes a version of the Dragon Lady in plate) on a western style lizard-like Green Dragon, an Evil Dragon-lord, in gothic style plate, or perhaps ornate cuir boilo-it?s kind of hard to tell, on a western style scaly Black Dragon, a Dragon Mage with a floating ball of light in hand, and wearing a hippy looking rainbow cape, on a western lizard-like Blue Dragon, a Noble Dragon Lord wearing what I would guess to be gold plate, but it is a bit too much on the orange side and lacks a metallic luster, on a komodo dragonish Copper Dragon, an Oriental Dragon-Lord, wearing samurai armor with a katana, on a snake-like Chinese luck dragon type Oriental Dragon (Must be some kind of a Memoirs of a Geisha movie thing going on,), an Undead Dragon-lord, attired in a set of gothic dark brown cuir-bouli or possibly plate similar to the Noble Dragon-Lords, on an Undead Dragon, a zombie dragon as the dragonling, yet it is a skeletal dragon in the mounted figure. The dragon-lord figures and individual dragonling figures seem scaled down a bit to match the larger size of the mounted dragon figures. The dragon-mounted Dragon-lord figures all look great, with the rest of the figures looking pretty good all around.

Overall, this is a solid set from Arion games, though of more limited appeal than usual. A nice assortment of ?poses? and equipment is provided for each major character and his or her dragon, the details on them look good for the most part. The Dragon mounted versions of the dragon lords are of course the real money shot of this set and look very good. If you happen to be running a Dragonlance chronicle, or similar dragon themed game, this is a great set to get. Otherwise, they are some nice looking figures that you won?t have as much use for. Though the horse mounted and unmounted versions of the dragon-lords are still useful for other fantasy and some historical games. So if either of these scenarios fit, I recommend this set. Adding in the fact that you can print as many as you need, and prepare your own figure sheets, this is an excellent value as well. <br><br> <b>LIKED</b>: Dragon Lady, mounted dragon lady<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: dragon mounted Noble and Undead Dragon-lords armor coloring is weird.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
DragonLords Set
Publisher: Arion Games
by James H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/13/2006 00:00:00

Awsome artwork. I continue to search the internet for printable miniatures and you still have the best artwork.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Excellent<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>



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