I know there's a few of you who have followed my Minis + posts over time, so jump on in.
I'm curious about your responses. I know a few LEGO fans are out there too, and their approach to this question will probably be different from folks like me who stick to gaming minis.
As much as I like minis, I've never really planned a collection for an RPG.
My approach has been more one of accidental acquisition of some minis for a genre or setting and a decent amount of retail therapy impulse buying, with the result of a kinda-sorta adequate collection of stuff for a multitude of game settings.
As I've done these kinds of threads here and elsewhere, it did strike me that there isn't much guidance for someone thinking a bit about maybe jumping into minis use for a specific genre/setting combo. With miniatures wargames, it's relatively easy to get advice. Heck, a big part of your what to buy/what to build guidance is likely built in to the rules of that game ( and when it comes to "what to build"? in terms of terrain, likely the FLGS selling you the minis for the game in question is likely to have that stuff already on hand, enough for your initial gaming needs anyway).
But...rpgs are different from war games.
What would you do if you were setting out to use minis heavily with an RPG of your choosing?
How would you plan, prioritize, and work within some sort of reasonable budget? How would your choices impact the kinds of games you'd play?
For this exercise, pick a game/genre/setting combo you'd like to do if you had your druthers.
Show the rest of us what your initial thoughts are, and we'll see if we can collectively help you create a plan ( even if you never actually go through with it) for building that collection ( both character/monster minis and terrain).
I'll throw a conversation seed out there. I'm thinking about starting a collection for the Paranoia setting. What should I focus on first, and what can I slowly expand and add over time? What are the Must-Haves?
There's mine. What's your advice on that and what's your game/setting/genre?