I'm in on Bones II, as I discussed before.
I've been debating what beyond the basic Vampire set to get.
There are a lot of Dragons - I sure don't need dragons. Don't get me wrong, I like them. But I have dragon minis already. I even have a big Reaper dragon boxed set (Gauth), that I can't put together because I have no where to keep a giant fragile dragon. He's pretty much in the same place my 1/25 model Pzkw VI Tiger tank is in - in a box, until I own a house with room for a display case. Bonesium ones would be more convenient but how many dragons do I need and can I store?
The Kraken is the same - $15 for a giant freaking squid! Awesome! Except where do I keep it? It'd be hard to use in play, too.
Some sets just add things I don't want (mouselings) or have enough of (big demons) or paints or dungeon decor (cool, but I think I make my own). I wouldn't turn them down as free additions to the core but I won't pay extra to get them.
What should I get?
Maybe Lesser Devils because, hey, I can always use more supernatural demon things, and $10 for 2 big ones and a few small ones is a good deal.
The Oh Rats! set looks cool. Sadly they changed it from five little rat guys and a giant rat-man to four little rat guys, a dwarf (?), a gopher centaur, and a giant rat man. It's kind of disappointing because if I add this on I'm trading 1 mini I wanted for 2 I don't want. Kind of drags the value down for me. If I get this set that gopher dude and dwarf go right into the trade pile.
The Core Expansion #1 is an interesting idea - and from a shipping standpoint, it makes a lot of sense. You glom them together into a single SKU, basically, and it's either send one or don't send it. Smooths the fulfillment process.
But I'm still iffy on it. It's $50 for a lot of stuff, but most of it I don't want. I like that dragon turtle. I could use those derro (if only from nostalgia when I used them heavily in a previous game), and I like those hordlings. I also like the cultists from the final expansion. Oh, and the goblin leaders and mushroom men are pretty cool. I'm not sure I'm going to go for it - I'm leaning towards no. I think $50 will get me all the ones I like and none of the ones I don't. What I need to find is someone who wants the stuff I don't and split it between us.
I'm hoping they allow an a la carte additions later, so I can grab some of them. They might only let you do it if you have the Core Expansion they're from, which would suck. From the core Vampire set there are some things I could use extras of.
We'll see, but right now a lot is riding on letting me get stuff a la carte. I'd like to get my pledge all together and finalized during the Kickstarter, not after, to up the amount of freebie adds.
Lots to think about - and since I expect a U-shaped curve of pledges and a final surge (from folks like me, waiting to see what's really available), I may need to make those decisions very much last minute.