Get a look at WizKids’ recently revealed premium Tiamat thumbnail from all angles in the preview video above.
Speaking to IGN, WizKids RPG Executive Producer Patrick O’Hagan shared his take on what it took to bring the classic Dungeons & Dragons tyrant to life like never before. “Tiamat was so fun for us to bring to life because so many people know about this classic D&D entity and can imagine what it looks like with its unique five-headed form. This version of Tiamat will be the biggest mini we’ve ever worked on.”“There are so many challenges to do something on this scale — the components, the weight, the size, and the engineering of using it,” O’Hagan said. “Remember, she’s not just a statue – we want people to play with her on their tables! In the end, these challenges weighed against what we felt was a prize that fans were willing to pay for it.”
But capturing the essence of a creature as iconic as its size isn’t enough, as O’Hagan revealed. Its chaotic, savage multi-headed form is both a literal and symbolic representation of classic chromatic dragons – red, green, blue, black and white – so it was important to sculpt these defining qualities.
“We want to bring the books to life and create realistic-to-scale miniatures that strike terror, like with Tiamat, and bring laughter and joy to people’s gaming tables. We want to show action and movement,” O’Hagan said. “The iconic image of her stepping out of the portal in Tyranny of Dragons is so amazing that we wanted to take her and bring her to people’s tables. We felt it was time to really introduce Tiamat and give her the spotlight for her to shine in all her epic glory, focusing on her height and general wild nature that so many love about her.”
WizKids’ Dungeons & Dragons Tiamat Premium Miniature Gallery
Check out the final concept renders of WizKids’ upcoming premium Tiamat miniature to see how it will look on your tabletop.
No stranger to massive TTRPG miniatures, WizKids has regularly released a range of incredibly large and incredibly detailed miniatures designed to dominate the tabletop, including the gargantuan ancient white dragon Arveiaturace, the walking statue of Waterdeep, and the towering center field simply called Tower. And while the premium Tiamat figurine will be the largest creature the company has created so far, WizKids is committed to bringing many more of Dungeons & Dragons’ most iconic elements to life, as well as to the tabletop. of game.
“We worked with [Dungeons & Dragons developer Wizards of the Coast] for seven years with the launch of [Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition]. Over the past year, we’ve really pushed the envelope to bring D&D’s most iconic elements to players’ game boards: the grown-up, gargantuan dragons, the shooting star, the D&D tower, the gaping portal.
“We are committed to bringing these D&D moments to the tabletop community. You can imagine we have a full roster for the next three years underway. We work closely with Wizards of the Coast on all of our product launches. We want to make sure that as they create great new experiences, we support them, as well as dive into the back catalog for the things we haven’t created yet…”
Brandin Tyrrel is IGN’s Editorial Events Manager. You can find it on Unlocked, or chat about Twitter at @BrandinTyrrel.