Introducing Flatminis

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Versatile 2D miniatures for RPG and tabletop miniature games – and SO easy to store!

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Flatminis is a publisher of drawn and preprinted 2D miniatures and they just opened their door to the public. They offer a great range of characters and heroes for RPG, tabletop and miniature games. Flatminis seems to be a great alternative to the usual plastic or metal miniatures, when you don’t have the will or hands to assemble and paint them and is even greater alternative to DIY tokens or proxies. They do really well to keep aesthetic aspect of your game in top level while making it as simple and practical as possible.

The first wave of heroes have arrived to Flatminis! 13 daring characters are released in cooperation with Printable Heroes and are eager to make a stand in your RPG or tabletop miniature game. Check them out at our website and come back for another round of new releases soon.

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 Would you use these in your games?

  • BloodAngel

    Yep. That is really cool. I saw something like this not too long ago. I have a sh-ton of Pathfinder sets and I always thought the one thing that would make them better is if they were cut out to shape, without all that white border around them. I actually saw someone who was printing them out on clear plastic of some sort, so there was no visible border at all. Plotters are really cool. I wish the one or two brands out there had been becoming more developed just as 3D printers are. Instead, it seems like Silhouette and Cameo (or is that the model and brand name). Stopped being available and now there is no inexpensive alternative.

  • Moses Jones

    This is the way it was in the 80’s too. I even remember some warhammer box sets coming with 2d printed cardstock miniatures.

    • euansmith

      And Rogue Trader included some cut out counters to allow folks to play “Battle at the Farm” without any minis 😀

  • Vepr

    Good alternative. I have a boat load of plastic figs I have collected over the years and I love them but if I was getting started again I would go this route.

    • V10_Rob

      Use 3D painted minis for the heroes and major characters, but these are an excellent way to populate a map with NPCs or enemies.

  • Horus84cmd

    Personally, I refuse to call these ‘miniatures’ in the same sense of using the phrasing ‘miniature models’.

  • KWCooley

    These are technically “standees” not miniatures.

  • Heinz Fiction

    While they do the job for rather abstract board games I highly prefer 3D miniatures for tabletop wargames

    • JPMcMillen

      Usually these are marketed more for the RPG crowd. If you were running a game would you rather buy dozens of minis or dozens of standees for the monsters populating your world. You may already have to buy additional books just to run the game, why have to shell out for all those mini’s when the players get by with just one.

      • DeadlyYellow

        The price between those and a typical Bones figure is rather marginal. True, you then need to paint them.

        Then there are always the Pathfinder mini range put out by Wizkids for the same reason. Prepainted these, but the quality leaves something to be desired. About a dollar more per, but easily found in bulk.

        Really comes down to preference and hobby levels.

        • JPMcMillen

          But as a former DM, I’d rather spend the money on color standees than equal price Bones that would require painting, which would take time and cost more money for supplies (paint, brushes, etc…). Plus there’s the storage problem with all those monster/npc minis as they would take up more room.

      • Heinz Fiction

        In my opinion you don’t need miniatures for RPGs at all. All we had back in the days were a pen and our imagination. But I guess D&D in particular is still more of a dungeon crawler than an actual RPG…?

  • jcdent

    Actually seen those live, they’re pretty neat.

    • euansmith

      I like that they make the point that you can take several goes at getting the artwork lined up with the blank core, and that the stickers will take the punishment.

  • euansmith

    These do look a lot of fun, and the fact that they don’t need painting is cool.