Okay folks, we're getting some good minis ideas from various threads about minis use right now.
I want to get some ideas about something peculiar that only really could come up as an issue for people who both really like using minis, and also want to run campaigns.
I need some ideas about the re-use of character miniatures.
I bolded that specifically because I'm talking about a certain kind of miniature. Not necessarily a PC ( the gmae may not exactly have that depending on how you play), but just plain a cool key character that you bought and painted up a great mini for. One that's really distinct. One that the players instantly recognize as an individual.
So... not mooks, of the largely faceless variety. Not even nameless, non-unique monsters. Minis with a personality attached to them that the players have developed.
It's notthe sort of thing that would come up as an issue for wargamers, but it kinda does for more RPGer/SGer types sommitted to putting a real focus on minis use. After all, if Lord Wulfmaw Bolterhead goes down to ork choppas this game, no one thinks to badly if he's back for another go next week.
It'slso not such a big deal in a non-campaign context If you're running one off events, that particular min represents a character that might well get killed to death, and hey, that's cool too. But it's a one-off.
But what do you do for a campaign? You aren't likely simply to retire the mini in question.
I mean, sure, you can always use them as a spare zombie or orc or something, but are there some other ideas for their re-use? For perhaps keeping them available for re-use even when in theory they should have met there doom in fiction?
Anyone out there with some ideas about this particular dilemma?