Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Mixing And Matching: Fantasy Minifigs

Hi, folks! It's been a while! Hope y'all are doing great. I apologize for the lack of activity here on the blog. You see, I've been pretty busy with a lot of things lately which is why I've been having difficulty finding time to write new entries. I know it's a lame excuse but that's the sad truth. When you're busy with a 9 to 5 job on weekdays and family time on weekends, there's really little or no time to do other stuff. No complains though. I guess I just have to try to manage my time better. Though I haven't posted anything here lately, you can still check out some of the stuff I've been doing on the blog's Instagram account at @nothingbutbrick. You see, I've been doing a lot of mixing and matching with my minifigs and their accessories lately which is what I'll be writing about today. 

It all started last August when I saw a YouTube video of Vin Diesel playing Dungeons and Dragons with Matthew Mercer as the Dungeon Master. I eventually discovered Geek and Sudry's Critial Role which features Matt and several voice actors playing DND. I've always been curious about the game but never had the urge to try to learn about it and actually play it. I think it's safe to say it's not really a big thing here in the Philippines. In my circle, at least. Anyway, after watching a couple of episodes, I wanted to have my own set of fantasy-themed minifigs similar to the miniatures used by DND players.

The Bard

The Brawler

The Corsair

The Healer

Since then, I've been mixing and matching my stash, taking inspiration not just from DND but also borrowing heavily from my other influences particularly Japanese RPGs like Chrono Trigger, Suikoden and Final Fantasy Tactics and also, J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. 

The Innkeeper

The Merchant

The Rogue

The Vagabond

I just realized, mixing and matching and army building are my most favorite aspects of the hobby. Though these are not as complex as MOCcing, these still give me a sense of accomplishment every time I get to see the outcome of my work. Give it a try, folks! It's pretty fun! 

The Ninja

The Thief

The Apothecary

The Necromancer

Feel free to check out the rest of my collection at the blog's Instagram account, folks! Stay tuned for more stuff about bricks and figs here at Nothing But Brick! Till next entry!

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