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Friday Publisher Preview: Iconic Heroes Return!

Ever since our very first Pathfinder Battles release, Beginner Box Heroes, Pathfinder's iconic characters have been an important part of the product line. Each of our large sets has included at least one iconic character, and these heroes are often among the best-detailed figures of the bunch. They're also often the first to sell out, and command some of the craziest prices on the secondary market.

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Friday Publisher Preview: Feeling Iconic

As of this morning, we've officially crossed over into August, which means that Gen Con Indy is THIS MONTH. Please pardon me while I go curl up in a fetal position in the corner of my office and suck my thumb for a bit.

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Friday Publisher Preview: All Hail Lamashtu!

This evening the entire Paizo crew is headed to a local winery for our annual summer party, and everyone at the office right now is either diligently working nose-to-desk to finish that last bit of work before the weekend or goofing off counting down the hours until a bacchanal of all-you-can-drink wine. It's a tough life, folks, I have to tell you.

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Friday Publisher Preview: Three Giant Reveals

With the recent PaizoCon announcement of next year’s Giantslayer Adventure Path, it’s safe to say that we have giants on the brain here at Paizo HQ. November’s The Lost Coast set of prepainted fantasy miniatures from our partners at WizKids gave us the perfect opportunity to add a few more giants to the growing ranks of Pathfinder Battles Large monsters. The set is technically “generic” in that it does not support a specific Adventure Path, but as I’ve mentioned in previous Friday blogs, the Lost Coast location gives us plenty of opportunity to revisit some familiar characters and concepts.

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Friday Publisher Preview: Of Strong Character

It's hard to believe that PaizoCon is just a week behind us. In the mad rush to ship files for the product catalog and the Pathfinder RPG Monster Codex to the printer by the end of the day today, this week has been every bit as busy as the one preceding the convention, if not a little bit busier.

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Friday Publisher Preview: It's PaizoCon!

We've been ramping up for PaizoCon all week here at the Paizo offices, which hasn't left much time for miniatures previews. But rest assured, we've got one major reveal scheduled for the traditional Saturday Preview Banquet. We'll include that image along with our other product announcements in a news roundup post on Sunday after the banquet, but for now here's a hint at what we have in store:

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Friday Publisher Preview: Erik Trolls the Internet

We're less than a week from PaizoCon, and the office is exploding with activity required to get ready for the Big Show. I'm franticly working on the Preview Banquet presentation in another window, we've just sent the on-site book to the local printer, and the warehouse team is packing up the products that will appear in our on-site Paizo Store. Upstairs, our CEO Lisa Stevens is playing the just-released Alpha Build of Pathfinder Online, and the editorial team is, as usual, working nose to the ground to hit its regular deadlines.

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Friday Publisher Preview: The Runes Shall Rise Again!

One of my favorite things about the "open" theme of November's The Lost Coast set of prepainted plastic Pathfinder Battles figures is that it allows me to do pretty much whatever I want. Unlike sets based on a specific Adventure Path, The Lost Coast does not require a certain number of Russian soldiers, or very specific and unusual monsters key to an important encounter in a campaign. The loose theme of "wilderness area in Varisia" is enough to play home to high-utility figures based on amazing drawings, with pretty much no other restrictions on what to include in the set.

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Friday Publisher Preview: Denizens of the Lost Coast

I'm writing today's blog from the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio. Origins is one of the longest-running gaming conventions in the country, and this year a small contingent from Paizo is at the show running demos of the Skull & Shackles Base Set for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, playing some Pathfinder Society Organized Play games, and hob-nobbing with other game industry folks. Last night, I had a chance to introduce some friends from Wizards of the Coast's D&D team to the glorious wonders of White Castle hamburgers, and just a few minutes ago I finished up a fun PFS table at which our own Jason Bulmahn played an obnoxious priest of Razmir, the fak—er, "Living" god. Good times.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Leapin' Lizards!

The next set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted plastic miniatures, The Lost Coast, revisits the land of Varisia, the setting of several Pathfinder Adventure Paths and other sourcebooks. As we've show in previous previews, this gives us the opportunity to fill in a few gaps from previous sets like Rise of the Runelords and Shattered Star, but tidying up old set lists and satisfying my OCD and completionism is not the main goal of the set.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Rounding Out the Elements

We're only a couple of weeks from the release of the Reign of Winter set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted fantasy miniatures! In recent months I've previewed all 45 figures in that set, and I'm hoping you're looking forward to it with eager anticipation. I know I can't wait to add the set to my personal collection.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Lost & Found

With the Reign of Winter set scheduled for release next month and the last three figures from that set being previewed last Friday, it's time for a very special event here on the Friday preview blog—it's time to reveal the next set!

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: The End of Winter

I don't know what the weather's like where you live, but I'm looking out my office window at a gorgeous, sunny 71-degree day that feels a lot like summer. The forecast calls for rain this weekend, but after two beautiful Spring weeks on vacation in France and the sun beating down on me for five days in a row here in Seattle (!), I'm ready to declare the end of the winter season for real!

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Au Revoir!

Next week I'm off to the great nation of France to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our partners at Black Book Editions, who publish Pathfinder in French. I'll be taking a little vacation at the end of the trip, so the Pathfinder Battles Preview will go on a two-week hiatus following today's preview. I usually try to post these updates from the road, but this time I'm going to let vacation be vacation. I hope to come back to finish out the last few Reign of Winter figures, and that should coincide with some previews (and heck, an announcement!) for the next set.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Ch-ch-ch-changes

Before we get to today's Reign of Winter miniature reveals, I want to focus on a couple of important general changes to the Pathfinder Battles line that will begin with this set, both in terms of the number of figures per set and in terms of the subscription benefits offered to ongoing Pathfinder Battles Case Subscription.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: One More Tri

In my Las Vegas-fueled GAMA Trade Show enthusiasm of last week, I somehow missed the fact that the upcoming Reign of Winter set includes at least three more alien creatures from the frigid world of Triaxus, as featured in the fifth Reign of Winter Adventure Path adventure, The Frozen Stars. Check out last week’s preview blog for a sense of some of my original trepidation about including “furry elves” in the miniatures set.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Tri, Tri Again

This week was the GAMA Trade Show in Las Vegas, where about 350 of the top hobby games retailers in the world gathered with game manufacturers to discuss new products, new organized play initiatives, and the gaming business in general. Over the last several years, GTS has gotten more and more healthy, reflecting a revitalized hobby game retail environment. It's always great to meet face-to-face with retailers, and this week a lot of the discussion focused on Pathfinder Battles and the upcoming Reign of Winter set.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: When Animals Attack

We've already previewed several animals from the upcoming Reign of Winter set of prepainted Pathfinder Battles figures. We've seen a Falcon, a Goat, an Owl, a Fox, and more, making Reign of Winter the most animal-friendly set of figures we've produced today.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: In from the Cold (War)

I'm writing this Friday morning sitting in gate B1 of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, waiting for a flight that will take me to Austin. While I'm in town I will be spending a lot of time hatching plans with Brandon Hodge, one of my favorite Pathfinder authors. Brandon is the mad genius who brought us the fan-favorite Rasputin Must Die! in the fifth volume of the Reign of Winter Adventure Path.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Short Blog, Big Dragon

WOW! Today has been so crazy busy here at the Paizo offices that I only now realized that I needed to write a preview blog for the Reign of Winter set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted fantasy miniatures! The set is scheduled for a May release, and since time is short and our web team certainly wants to get out of here before Midnight, I'm going to keep today's preview short and very, very sweet by giving you your first good look at the set's limited edition "case incentive" figure: the Gargantuan White Dragon!

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Player Proxies

As we keep marching toward the May release of the Reign of Winter set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted plastic figures, I want to take a little break from the usual parade of monsters and creepy creatures to focus on four figures that work great to model player characters, even if that was not their original intent.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: A Monster Miscellany

Winter continues its cruel embrace across the United States this week (well, just about everywhere but here in balmy Seattle, that is), and our Reign of Winter miniature reveals for May's Pathfinder Battles set just keep on coming!

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Short and Sweet

It's been a crazy busy week here at Paizo, so in deference to my overloaded schedule I hope you'll forgive a relatively brief set of previews this week. These figures are from May's Reign of Winter> set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted fantasy miniatures.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Ice, Ice Baby!

As we here in Seattle gear up for what we hope (and expect) will be a fantastic Super Bowl victory for our heroes on the Seattle Seahawks this weekend, the weather has taken a slight turn for the better. It's a bit difficult to believe, but I can actually see sunlight outside my office. But all it takes is another cold day, and we'll be back into the dreariness of winter in Washington state, where the line between rain-slicked highways and icy death-slides is only a few cold degrees.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Behind the Scenes

In the comments thread to last week's Pathfinder Battles preview, user Pigraven asked several questions about the Pathfinder Battles product line that might be good fodder for a blog. The community thought that would be a good idea, and so do I. So in addition to posting three more figures from the upcoming Reign of Winter set of prepainted plastic gaming figures this evening, I thought I'd also go through Pigraven's questions and provide some quick answers.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Winter is Coming

We've previewed all of the figures in the Wrath of the Righteous set, which officially releases next week! As a special treat this week, I want to show off three figures from the NEXT set, Reign of Winter, which is currently slated for a May 14 release.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Last of the Righteous

We've only got two more minis to reveal for this month's Wrath of the Righteous set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted miniatures. Before I show off photos, however, I need to make an important update to the set's actual release date. Due to inclement weather across virtually the entire country last week, we've had to delay the official release of the Wrath of the Righteous set to January 22. So update your calendars (and your expectations) for this new release date, please.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: The Last of the Evil Horde

We're about two weeks from the official release date of the Wrath of the Righteous set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted plastic figures, which means our previews for this set will soon come to an end. This week we focus on the final six figures in the 55-mini set, leaving next week for a final, triumphant look at the demon lord Deskari, the case-incentive limited edition promotional figure for this set.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Good Girls, Bad Guys (?)

I've been threatening to reveal a few more "good guys" from January's Wrath of the Righteous set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted figures, and now that I'm sitting here in the Minneapolis airport about to fly back to Seattle from my holiday vacation, it appears that there are somewhat fewer heroes in this set than my memory had earlier suggested. As in, there's only two more.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Arise, Agents of Evil!

We're getting closer and closer to the mid-January release of the Wrath of the Righteous set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted fantasy miniatures, and already the agents of evil gather with sinister designs on your player characters!

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Did I Mention There Are Demons?

We're about a month away from the official January release date of the Wrath of the Righteous set of 55 prepainted Pathfinder Battles miniatures, and I've got to tell you—I am starting to get seriously psyched. This week WizKids stopped by the Paizo offices to deliver the first brick of sealed boosters for the Wrath of the Righteous set, and I'm happy to say that the quality on the final figures is phenomenal.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Five for Fighting

We're less than a month away from the January release of the 55-figure Wrath of the Righteous set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted fantasy miniatures! These figures support the pulse-pounding Wrath of the Righteous Adventure Path, but the set contains enough monsters and heroes to make it a great resource for any fantasy campaign.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Two for Turkey Day!

As the joy of Thanksgiving fades and the chill winds of winter creep in from the far corners of the world, icy terrors shudder ever closer to your gaming table! This week we take a break from the regularly scheduled previews of figures from the upcoming Wrath of the Righteous set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted plastic figures to embrace the frigid winds with two titans of the tundra.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Fiendish Friday

Another Friday is upon us, and I’ve got five more sweet, sweet figures from January’s Wrath of the Righteous set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted plastic figures to reveal!

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Random Chaos

In the "Woe is Me" department, I'm being paid to play Pathfinder all day today for generous donors to the Pathfinder Online Kickstarter effort from last year, so I've got precious little time for this blog today. There are characters to kill, after all, and we can't keep Pharasma waiting too long for their tortured souls.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Demons, Demons, Everywhere

Time marches on toward the scheduled January release of the Wrath of the Righteous set of Pathfinder Battles miniatures! This week I want to focus on many of the demons in the set, particularly some of the "rank and file" types placed at the more common rarities. WizKids did a wonderful job on the sculpts for these badboys, and I am fairly confident that by the time we’re done with this set, less than a tiny handful of official Pathfinder demons will be without representation in prepainted plastic. Praise the dark lords of the Abyss!

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Around the Horn(s)

As I write this, the brand new Legends of Golarion set is in retail stores and in the hands of or on the way to subscribers. WizKids is hard at work on the next set, January's Wrath of the Righteous, and today they've also announced the NEXT full set in the Pathfinder Battles line, Reign of Winter. Reign of Winter is set to release in April, and will contain 55 figures inspired by that wintry Adventure Path. It will also include a brand new Gargantuan White Dragon figure as a promotional case incentive piece, but I'll talk more about that when I have an actual image to show you. Suffice it to say for now that the figure will be based on one of the most gorgeous and impressive pieces of draconic art in Paizo's arsenal of awesome art.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: First Looks at Wrath of the Righteous!

This month's Legends of Golarion set of prepainted plastic Pathfinder Battles miniatures is in stores now and on its way to subscribers as I write this blog. I hope you're enjoying that collection of creatures and NPCs inspired by the Pathfinder campaign setting. It was certainly great fun putting it together.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Power Preview

This week sees the official release of the Legends of Golarion set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted plastic figures, and I couldn't be more excited. This set is extra special to me, because unlike previous sets, it takes its inspiration not from one of our Pathfinder Adventure Path campaigns, but instead from the whole breadth of all Pathfinder releases to date. This set, more than any of its predecessors, includes lots of original Pathfinder creatures like the Sandpoint Devil, Seugathi, and Marsh Giant.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Kobolds, Kobolds Everywhere

I'm visiting family in Minnesota this week, but even the ties of blood cannot stop the inexorable march of Pathfinder Battles previews! This week we continue our look at this month's Legends of Golarion set of prepainted plastic miniatures. Unlike previous sets like Rise of the Runelords, Shattered Star, or Skull & Shackles, Legends of Golarion does not focus on a specific Pathfinder Adventure Path. Rather, the set travels around the whole of Golarion to cover monsters and characters from the entire breadth of Pathfinder products.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Monkey Business

A few months ago, when I started thinking about what figures to include in the specifically Pathfinder Campaign Setting-themed Legends of Golarion set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted fantasy miniatures, I came upon a revelation. We seem to really like monkeys, gorillas, and apes. And since we decided to include several of these creatures in the set, I thought it would make for a good theme for a Friday preview blog. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you a sensational simian sneak peak to last you through your Saturday and Sunday!

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Red Dragon Evolution

I can hardly believe it's already Friday again. It seems like only yesterday I was writing last week's preview blog, but that's life at Big Gaming. There's always so much cool stuff coming across my desk that whole weeks seem to go by in a flash. It's a good problem to have, though, so enough complaining. Let's get onto the main event, a preview of December's Red Dragon Evolution Encounter Pack!

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: I Dream of Genies (and Other Stuff)

It's Friday, which means a new raft of previews of the upcoming Legends of Golarion set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted plastic miniatures! But first, an update: The Legends of Golarion set's official release date is now OCTOBER 16. The set will formally release well in time for marathon Halloween game sessions, and just in time for you to give out the coolest Halloween treats on the block!

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Pathfinder Originals

One of my favorite things about the upcoming Legends of Golarion set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted plastic miniatures is that it gives us a chance to focus on some creatures that are either original Pathfinder RPG creations or that came from mythology but otherwise made their debut in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Something Evil This Way Comes

Three figures to show off this week from the upcoming Legends of Golarion set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted plastic miniatures! This time I wanted to show off some of the set's more... eeevil antagonists, in particular those associated with my personal favorite nation of the Pathfinder world: CHELIAX!
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Ssssssuper Miniatures!

We're finally back from the madness of Gen Con, and the coming of another Friday means it's time for another preview of miniatures from October's Legends of Golarion set of 55 prepainted Pathfinder Battles miniatures! We showed off about 30 figures at the Paizo booth at Gen Con last weekend, and I've been seeing candid photos posted all over the internet. The best gallery of Pathfinder Battles goodness comes from the fine folks over at Crit to Hit, who captured the entire display with nice high-res images.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: A Second Look at Legends of Golarion

Most of you probably won't start seriously thinking about Gen Con Indy until next week, but for Paizo, it's only a matter of hours away. Many of us (including yours truly) leave for the Big Show on Monday morning, making today the very last office day before we head out for Indianapolis.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Ladies, Ladies, Ladies

We're only a few weeks away from the August release of the Skull & Shackles set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted fantasy miniatures, and we've saved some of the coolest figures for the last few previews!

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: The Good Ship Pathfinder Battles

Avast, me hearties! The Good Ship Pathfinder Battles has passed the intriguing Isles of PaizoCon and soon we will be upon the great continent of Gen Con. We've recently seen the release of the We Be Goblins! Builder Series, the White Dragon Evolution Encounter Pack, and the Konkrud convention special promotional figure (which we'll also have at Gen Con). Just this last weekend at the PaizoCon Preview Banquet we announced the next full set of 55 figures, entitled Legends of Golarion, scheduled for release in October. Rumors abound of an additional set by the end of the year, and the sea-salt smell of new announcements is in the briny air.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Introducing Legends of Golarion

Saturday night at the PaizoCon Preview Banquet, we announced the release of our next Pathfinder Battles prepainted miniatures set, Legends of Golarion! This 55-figure set is scheduled for an October 2013 release. It features monsters and characters inspired by the Pathfinder Campaign Setting and Pathfinder releases going back to the very beginning. Long-time Pathfinder fans will discover miniatures of old friends from classic Adventure Paths and Pathfinder Modules, while gamers new to Pathfinder will discover a set packed with high-use creatures like orcs, kobolds, and awesome monsters from the Pathfinder Bestiaries.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Gone to the Con!

Today is the first formal day of PaizoCon, which runs throughout this weekend here in Seattle. About 700 of our best friends are gathered at the Seattle Airport Marriott as you read this, playing games, throwing dice, and having a great time.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Back Into the Water!

After two weeks of focusing on the Undead Horde, it's time to get back into the water for more previews from August's upcoming Skull & Shackles set of 55 prepainted plastic miniatures!

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: More of the Undead Horde!

This week brings the final six reveals for the upcoming Pathfinder Battles Undead Horde Builder Series, which is set for a September debut. This set of 12 figures features new sculpts and repainted favorites to help you swell the legions of undead in your Pathfinder campaigns. Figures come one per pack, with 24 $2.99 packs in a single "gravity feed" display. Our first Builder Series release, We Be Goblins! came out last week, and reviews have been very positive. We think you'll like the Undead Horde just as much!

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Unleash the Undead Horde!

This week I'm pleased to announce the latest release in the Pathfinder Battles line of prepainted plastic fantasy gaming figures: the Undead Horde Builder Series! Our first Builder Series release, We Be Goblins, just came out this week, and has been receiving positive reviews both online and here at the Origins Game Fair, where I'm writing today's blog. In September, we plan to follow up this week's set with a new release packed with 12 sculpts of classic undead creatures, including four all-new sculpts and new paintjobs for popular undead figures from previous sets.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: It’s All My Fault

The August release of the Skull & Shackles set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted fantasy miniatures is only a couple of months away. WizKids has delivered final production samples of all 55 figures in the set, and it's pretty amazing how they continue to raise the bar on sculpting and painting with each Pathfinder Battles release. It's always amazing to see creatures and characters we created in our minds finally taking form as three-dimensional full-color objects we can hold in our hands. I often consider it one of my greatest powers as a publisher, in fact, and this week's preview fittingly covers four figures that probably would never have existed if it wasn't for yours truly, even if I did not directly invent any of them.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: On the Road!

Greetings, Miniatures Fiends! I am on the road in New York City for the annual Book Expo America show, where Paizo joins the ranks of hundreds and hundreds of publishers to show off its wares to book buyers and librarians. That means I'm about 3000 miles from my archive of Pathfinder Battles photos, but mere distance is not sufficient to keep me from the holy calling of showing off new Pathfinder Battles prepainted fantasy miniatures sculpts from August's Skull & Shackles set!

Last week our friends from WizKids brought over production samples of the entire set of 55 figures, including the massive Gargantuan Skeletal Dragon. Many a squee was heard from the Paizo conference room, as all in attendance agreed that WizKids has raised the bar AGAIN, producing a set that exceeds the standards of its predecessors in both sculpt and paint quality. The final paint jobs are just amazing. "THIS IS A COMMON!??!?" was probably the most-heard phrase of the meeting, and we're all very excited to spread that enthusiasm for the final product beyond the hallowed walls of Paizo when the set releases in August.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: More Monsters of the High Seas

With the sun high in the sky here in Seattle, it must mean that summer is just around the corner. And summer means the release of the Skull & Shackles set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted fantasy miniatures! This week I'd like to show off three more monsters coming your way this July!

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Devils of the Sea

The Skull & Shackles Adventure Path features a lot of "proper" devils from the Hells, but it also features a LOT of SEA devils. While these aquatic menaces are not lawful evil outsiders proper, their sharp teeth and evil looks make the name fit quite well. WizKids did a great job translating these creatures into prepainted plastic for the Skull & Shackles set of Pathfinder Battles figures, and I'm thrilled to show them all to you today.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Strange Cargo

The summer release of Pathfinder Battles: Skull & Shackles is just over the horizon. Already you can hear the sea shanties of pirate crews carried on the salt-saturated air, and was that a shark fin that passed by just now? We've previewed almost half of the 55-figure set so far here on the Paizo Blog, and excitement is building for what is shaping up to be one of our best Pathfinder Battles sets yet! Designed to support the popular Skull & Shackles Adventure Path, the set includes creatures encountered in that campaign as well as aquatic and pirate-themed figures usable in any fantasy adventure.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Big Fish

We're so deep in a state of relief here at Paizo after shipping all of our August/Gen Con releases to the printer this afternoon that I almost forgot to write this week's Pathfinder Battles preview blog! And since we certainly can't have that going into a gorgeous weekend filled with lots of stuff OTHER THAN work (for the first time in months!), I thought I'd take a few minutes to reveal some more cool minis from this summer's upcoming Skull & Shackles set of prepainted plastic fantasy miniatures!

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: The Devil in the Details

Today is a crazy busy day at Paizo, as the entire staff works to finalize the last little details of nearly a dozen books, all within a week of being shipped off to the printer so that we can get them to you in time for Gen Con Indy in August. It's our last chance to make sure these books are absolutely perfect in every detail. As a celebration of our meticulous, lawful activities, I've decided to dedicate today's Pathfinder Battles preview blog to devils.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: A "Huge" Announcement

This week we interrupt our usual schedule of previews for the upcoming Skull & Shackles set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted fantasy miniatures to bring you an update on exciting Pathfinder Battles developments related to other product releases.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Shoot 'em Up!

With its piratical theme, the Skull & Shackles Adventure Path is a perfect campaign for gamers looking to add a little gunplay to their fantasy. This summer's Skull & Shackles Pathfinder Battles miniatures set therefore includes a few pistol-packing figures that will help you bring your black powder fantasies to life on the tabletop.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Grindy High, Grindylow

This week I'm in Las Vegas for the GAMA Trade Show, an annual meeting of game manufacturers and retailers wherein game publishers show off their new stuff, hatch massive conspiracies with one another, and work with retailers to be better partners in getting our cool game products into the hands of consumers. This year's show has been a wonderful experience, and over the last few days I've spoken with hundreds of retailers with questions, comments, and criticisms about Paizo's products. That's meant a lot of chatting about the Pathfinder Battles miniatures, and I'm pleased to report that the word from folks here is that customers are really loving our figures. The trade show has been an educational experience, and it's convinced me that the next few years are going to be even more exciting for Pathfinder fans than the last few!

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: A Motley Crew

WizKids secret agents have been making multiple weekly trips to Paizo these days, and each time they show up they have a chest full of pirate's treasure. Ok, that's not true, but for nerds like me it's pretty close. In fact they've been bringing over the latest paint masters for figures in this summer's Skull & Shackles set of Pathfinder Battles miniatures, and man, they shine like the brightest gold to these old pirate eyes!

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: At Last, the Goblin Mystic!

Way back when we first announced Heroes & Monsters, the very first Pathfinder Battles prepainted fantasy miniatures set, we knew we needed to include Pathfinder goblins from the very start. It’s an open secret that about half of that set was already in development at WizKids when we got involved, and a lot of the specifically Pathfinder creatures came relatively late in the process. Some of the figures, such as the Human Rogue and Orc Brute bear an uncanny resemblance to classic Mage Knight figures from the first era of prepainted plastic miniatures, whereas others like Seelah and the Ogre were more or less direct ports of Pathfinder art to miniature form.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: I Drop the Bomb on You

We've already previewed four figures from the set on previous Fridays, which leaves four more for upcoming weeks. But I've got to churn through them FAST, because we are at the very doorstep of the announcement of the very next full set. WizKids brought the first round of paint masters for THAT by the office this week, and they are better than anything we've seen from them before. But that's getting ahead of myself. Onward my goblin soldiers!

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Goblins on the March!

May sees the release of the new Pathfinder Battles Builder Series We Be Goblins set, a collection of 12 goblin minis sold in a blind-packed, single-figure packages. The release is timed to coincide with Free RPG Day (June 15th), and our cool new free adventure, We Be Goblins Too!

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: We Be Goblins!

Ever since we introduced the little buggers way back in Pathfinder Adventure Path #1, the lowly goblin has become a sort of mascot for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. With several new attributes like hatred of dogs, fear of horses, and a delightful penchant for singing (and a fresh new visual design from superstar artist Wayne Reynolds), Pathfinder goblins are a great symbol of what we're trying to accomplish with Pathfinder in general—providing new and exciting spins on classic elements of fantasy and sword & sorcery.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: The Gang's (Almost) All Here!

The brand-new Shattered Star set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted plastic figures officially released on Wednesday of this week, and reactions from those lucky enough to have received them already have been very positive!

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Rounding Third, Heading for Home

We’re less than a week away from the January 23rd official release date for the Shattered Star set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted fantasy figures! But with all the crazy Kickstarter stuff going on over the last month, we’ve still got a few figures left to reveal from the set.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Pathfinder Online Promo Figures

The big Pathfinder Online Kickstarter Campaign wraps up this upcoming Monday, so before we head out for the weekend, I wanted to interrupt our normal Pathfinder Battles preview schedule to give a look not just at the seven figures we’ve already revealed, but also the two remaining figures that are likely to be unlocked this weekend as we push toward the project’s ambitious $1,000,000 funding goal.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Elementally, My Dear Watson

We're now less than three weeks from the January 23rd release date for the new Shattered Star set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted fantasy miniatures! So far we've revealed nearly 40 of the set's 55 figures, but a little math will tell you that from now until the release date, we've got to reveal a decent number of figures to show them all off before you can buy them yourselves in the store.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: The Dog Days of Winter

We're less than a month from the formal release of the Shattered Star set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted miniatures! Here in the Paizo offices, things are very, very quiet, as it seems just about everyone but me remembered to take the day off to have a continuous holiday between Christmas and New Year's Day. Well, my mistake is your reward, as all this silence in the office during the "Winter Break" has given me more than enough time to whip up a brand new Pathfinder Battles Preview Blog!

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Do Clockwork Kings Dream of Electric Golems?

So here it is, Paizo fans! The Clockwork Reliquary, finally unveiled after 10,000 years of slumber, risen from the waves and ruins of Thassilon to claim the lives of your PCs before moving onward to world domination at the head of its clockwork army! Can they stop it, or will all of Golarion once again kneel before the skymetal tyrant? Erik was right last week when he called this figure "the coolest mini in the whole set, possibly the most complex and awesome-est prepainted plastic mini ever made for any set." I couldn't agree more, and I know your wait was worth it.

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Pathfinder Battles Preview: OMG, It's the Wyvern

Pathfinder Battles Preview: OMG, It's the Wyvern Friday, November 16, 2012 Work has been so busy lately I can hardly think straight. So here I am at 4:00 on a Friday afternoon, and I only now realized that I forgot to put together a preview blog for January's upcoming Shattered Star set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted fantasy miniatures! ... I want to keep this week's preview short and sweet, and honestly the best way to do that is to focus on one of the set's sweetest miniatures: the...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Water, Water, Everywhere

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Water, Water, Everywhere Friday, November 9, 2012 In what seems like a first for these late fall Pathfinder Battles preview blogs, it's actually not raining outside our Washington State offices as I write this. But don't worry, I'm sure it soon will be. These last few weeks have shown us all the devastating power of nature, so I thought it might make a good occasion to show you two water-themed creatures from January's Shattered Star set of Pathfinder Battles...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: It's Raining Cats and Frogs

Pathfinder Battles Preview: It's Raining Cats and Frogs Friday, November 2, 2012 It’s been raining cats and dogs here in Seattle lately, so I decided to take that as inspiration for this week’s preview. And since I don’t have a great photo of the set’s two awesome canine figures yet, I’m substituting a frog-like thing instead to preserve the delicate rhyme structure of my pun. ... I speak, of course, of the Boggard! ... Boggards have been with Pathfinder for a long time, and finally get their...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Cosmic Horror Halloween!

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Cosmic Horror Halloween! Friday, October 26, 2012 Halloween is less than a week away, so it's finally time to deliver on the cosmic horror I've been teasing for the last several weeks. ... You've already seen the enormous Gug, which I've included again below since it is so awesome and fits the theme so well. ... But the Gug is only one of THREE mythos monsters included in January's Shattered Star set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted fantasy miniatures. He happens...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Gray Days

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Gray Days Friday, October 19, 2012 The Halloween season is about more than just scares. Here in Seattle, the approach of Halloween means the end of nice weather and a months-long descent into the gray, a series of cloudy, rainy, dreary days often strung together 40 or 50 at a time. It's not the dreariness that gets you, or the dampness. It's the monotony of it all. The same day, every day, for days and days and days and days (can you tell I just got back from a...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Scary Monsters

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Scary Monsters Friday, October 12, 2012 It's October, and as Halloween approaches it seems appropriate to focus on some of the scarier creatures in the upcoming Shattered Star set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted fantasy miniatures! ... I'm technically on vacation this week, but hey, no rest for the wicked. I can't let my personal need for a couple of days off get in the way of your personal need for more cool Pathfinder Battles previews. As a wise man once said,...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: The Big Blue

Pathfinder Battles Preview: The Big Blue Friday, October 5, 2012 I'd planned to spend the next few weeks leading up to Halloween on some of the spookier figures in the upcoming Shattered Star set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted miniatures, but this week our doorbell rang here at Paizo, and our partners at WizKids delivered one of the greatest pre-Halloween treats of all in the form of the final paint master of the Gargantuan Blue Dragon, the special case incentive promotional figure for the...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: The Living Dead

Pathfinder Battles Preview: The Living Dead Friday, September 28, 2012 Last night we finished up session 35 of James Jacobs's office campaign, which has morphed into an adaptation of Gary Gygax's classic fantasy Egyptian superdungeon, Necropolis. James has done a lot to make the adventure his own, including transporting it to the nation of Osirion in the Pathfinder world, and adding several devious traps and monsters not in the original adventure. ... But we're still in ancient tombs and...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: The Golems' Got It!

Pathfinder Battles Preview: The Golems' Got It! Friday, September 21, 2012 Earlier this week WizKids brought by the case incentive miniature for the upcoming Shattered Star set of prepainted Pathfinder Battles miniatures. In the previous set, Rise of the Runelords, the incentive miniature was the enormous Rune Giant, which lorded over the rest of the set and looked absolutely amazing doing it. ... I can't say what the case incentive figure will be for Shattered Star yet (because I want to...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Feel the Burn!

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Feel the Burn! Friday, September 14, 2012 We've just finished laying out the packaging for the upcoming Shattered Star set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted plastic fantasy gaming miniatures, which means we'll very shortly have the product up for pre-order! These figures support the new Shattered Star Adventure Path, but are of course usable in any fantasy campaign. ... At this point, all of the sculpts have been approved, and the only figure still in painting is...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: That's a big sword!

Pathfinder Battles Preview: That's a big sword! Friday, September 7, 2012 Last Friday, the poor Paizo Blog was bereft of a Pathfinder Battles preview on account of yours truly running the Pathfinder demo room at PAX Prime. PAX is an enormous Seattle-based convention with a primary focus on computer games, which means that the 70,000+ attendees are all decked out with the latest trends in wireless gaming and handheld mobile devices. This has the side effect of train-wrecking internet access...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: A Very Important Column

Pathfinder Battles Preview: A Very Important Column Friday, August 24, 2012 We’re back from Gen Con, and holy cow things went great for Paizo at this year’s show! I was very pleased at the reception of our new Rise of the Runelords Pathfinder Battles prepainted plastic fantasy miniatures, as con-goers surrounded our display of all the unboxed figures throughout the exhibit hall hours, and I kept seeing the figures (along with our new Bestiary Box Pawns) all over the 95 tables of Pathfinder...
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Reaper Miniatures Bones: An Evolution Of Gaming Miniatures

Reaper Miniatures Bones: An Evolution Of Gaming Miniatures Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 08:00 AM PacificI don't normally contact you about another company's products like this, but in this case, it was such a great project that I felt compelled to let you know so you wouldn't miss out! ... Our friends at Reaper have been running a Kickstarter project to ramp up their Bones miniatures line. Bones is the line that takes their award-winning metal minis and makes them much more affordable by casting them...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Opening Big

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Opening Big Friday, August 10, 2012 We're tying up all the final loose ends before heading to Indianapolis for Gen Con next week, so because I'm so busy, I'm going to let my favorite freelancer write a fun description of the creature depicted in today's blog: ... It was a paw, fully two feet and a half across, and equipped with formidable talons. After it came another paw, and after that a great black-furred arm to which both of the paws were attached by short...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Starting Small with the Shattered Star

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Starting Small with the Shattered Star Friday, August 3, 2012 August is upon us, and we've finally reached the release month for the Rise of the Runelords set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted miniatures! We'll debut the set at Gen Con Indy, which means that the complete shipment is currently sitting in our warehouse, which has picked up a distinctive smell of fresh plastic. I love the smell of fresh plastic in the morning. It smells like... Victory. ... Anyway, you...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Rise of the Runelords Round-Up

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Rise of the Runelords Round-Up Friday, July 27, 2012 We're still in the process of photographing the paint masters for the next Pathfinder Battles set, which ties into the Shattered Star Adventure Path. The first installment of that campaign debuts in just a few weeks at Gen Con Indy, where we'll also debut the Rise of the Runelords Pathfinder Battles set. ... While our cameras are clicking in anticipation of future blogs, I thought it was high time to reveal the...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Spirit of the Season

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Spirit of the Season Friday, July 20, 2012With the glories of PaizoCon behind us, the Paizo editorial department finds itself deep in the throes of that fabulous annual event called Gen Con Prep. The office is abuzz with the work of getting ready for the Big Show. All of Gen Con's big releases (Ultimate Equipment, the Bestiary Box, etc.) were finished long ago, of course, but there's still a ton of stuff to do before we can head to Indianapolis next month. We've...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: The (Goblin) Dog Days of Summer

Pathfinder Battles Preview: The (Goblin) Dog Days of Summer Friday, June 29, 2012It's 2:25 PM and I still haven't written today's Pathfinder Battles preview blog. ... MUST BE SUMMER! ... I love the arrival of summer here in the Pacific Northwest, which for the other 9 months of the year likes to keep itself cloaked in a mantle of soggy gray misery. Finally, the sun peeks over the mountains and through the otherwise ever-present clouds, and a bit of happiness returns to the world. ......
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: The Runelord's Apprentice

Pathfinder Battles Preview: The Runelord's Apprentice Friday, June 22, 2012This week I want to show off another never-before-seen miniature from the upcoming Rise of the Runelords set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted fantasy figures. We've come very close to revealing the entire set, but we still have a small handful of beasties and bad-guys still to be revealed. ... So let's start with a bang by revealing the one and only Khalib, apprentice to Runelord Karzoug himself! This high-level...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Sing, Sing, Sing!

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Sing, Sing, Sing! Friday, June 15, 2012The August release date of the new Rise of the Runelords Pathfinder Battles miniature set approaches, and you can tell by the rising sound of chittering and singing on the horizon. Goblins chew and goblins bite! Goblins cut and goblins fight! the chanting goes, growing nearer and nearer. Your dog begins to bark with anxiety, casting watery eyes toward the back door. Out in the yard, you hear your horse whine in fear. ... The...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: The Golem's Got It

Pathfinder Battles Preview: The Golem's Got It Friday, June 8, 2012I've spent the week in New York City at Book Expo America, chatting with booksellers and distributors about Paizo's exciting upcoming products. I was very pleased to receive an early print sample of the Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path Anniversary Edition hardcover to bring to the conference, and it was fun to watch everyone's mouths fall agape as they took in the gorgeous book. I don't think it's much of an exaggeration...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Bone Chiller

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Bone Chiller Friday, June 1, 2012This week I'm revealing one more prepainted plastic miniature from the upcoming Rise of the Runelords set in our Pathfinder Battles line produced in conjunction with WizKids. We're in the home stretch now, with only a few miniatures left to reveal, so I'm slowing down the pace a bit to make up for the explosion of early reveals over the last few months. As my mother and work supervisors have always told me, I've got to learn to pace...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Big Bads (Volume 2)

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Big Bads (Volume 2) Friday, May 25, 2012Here we are on the precipice of a three-day weekend, and I got so excited I completely forgot to put together a blog for today's Pathfinder Battles preview! So let's cut to the chase and get to the previews of two of the Big Bads from the Rise of the Runelords set of prepainted Pathfinder Battles miniatures! ... Both of these characters come from the fifth volume of the Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path, “Sins of the...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Of Sins and Saviors

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Of Sins and Saviors Friday, May 18, 2012There's something really cool about the fifth volume of the Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path, Stephen S. Greer's “Sins of the Saviors.” After venturing through volumes loosely themed around goblins, ghouls, ogres, and giants, this fifth installment kicks the campaign backstory into high gear, with the player characters exploring a vast dungeon known as the Runeforge, a relic from the era of the ancient Runelords...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: A Small Update

Pathfinder Battles Preview: A Small Update Friday, May 11, 2012We're getting to deep into the previews for the Rise of the Runelords Pathfinder Battles set that I've almost run out of pictures to show you! A handful of minis remain yet to be revealed, but I'm pleased to report that some of them are among the coolest in the set! ... Today I'd like to show off two Small miniatures from the set that leave a very big impression. ... Up first is the dreaded Kobold Champion! This lizard-like...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: The Gross, the Bad, and the Ugly

Pathfinder Battles Preview: The Gross, the Bad, and the Ugly Friday, May 4, 2012We're getting close to having revealed all of the miniatures in the upcoming Pathfinder Battles set, Rise of the Runelords! It seems like only a few weeks ago that I started showing of sculpts and paint masters, but in fact it's been months, and as I type this the production run of miniatures is trundling through the factory. All of the paint schemes have been approved, all the decisions have been made, and now...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Behold the Black Arrows!

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Behold the Black Arrows! Friday, April 20, 2012I'm on the road this week, so today's preview will be short and sweet. ... In recent weeks, we've showed off a lot of monsters and villains from the Rise of the Runelords set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted miniatures. This week, I'd like to show off a trio of key NPCs that might prove to be enemies OR allies in the course of the Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path, the notorious Black Arrows rangers! ... I'm really...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: In the Lair of the Lamias! (Also: Storm Giant)

Pathfinder Battles Preview: In the Lair of the Lamias! (Also: Storm Giant) Friday, April 13, 2012We've already revealed the dreaded Lamia Matriarch and the Huge Lamia Harridan, but the Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition has even more lamias to slay player characters everywhere, and we're pleased to reveal two more in today's preview blog! ... Up first is the Lamia, a creature with ties to ancient Greek mythology and a strong pedigree in fantasy roleplaying games. Appropriately placed...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: We Be Goblins!

Pathfinder Battles Preview: We Be Goblins! Friday, April 6, 2012 Goblins chew and goblins bite. ... Goblins cut and goblins fight. ... Stab the dog and cut the horse, ... Goblins eat and take by force! Goblins race and goblins jump. ... Goblins slash and goblins bump. ... Burn the skin and mash the head, ... Goblins here and you be dead! Chase the baby, catch the pup. ... Bonk the head to shut it up. ... Bones be cracked, flesh be stewed, ... We be goblins! You be food! —The Goblin...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: A Last Look at Heroes & Monsters

Pathfinder Battles Preview: A Last Look at Heroes & Monsters Friday, January 13, 2012The first set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted miniatures, Heroes & Monsters, formally released this Wednesday. Many of you probably already have your miniatures, or are eagerly anticipating their arrival. Looking over the previews we’ve posted over the last few months, there are still a few minis we haven’t yet shown off in their final form, so if you’ll indulge me, I’d like to take one more pass through...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: One More Look at the Bad Guys

Pathfinder Battles Preview: One More Look at the Bad Guys Friday, January 6, 2012January 11th is the official release date for Pathfinder Battles: Heroes & Monsters, our first big set of prepainted miniatures produced in cooperation with WizKids! That means we have only two more chances to show off the final sculpts of minis we've previously revealed only as digital renders or pre-production samples. A few commenters on last week's preview blog also suggested some size comparison shots, which...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: From Digital Renders to Final Product

Pathfinder Battles Preview: From Digital Renders to Final Product Friday, December 30, 2011When we first started revealing images from the Pathfinder Battles Heroes & Monsters set, all we had to show off were the very earliest computer-rendered images from the first few weeks of production. These gave a good idea of the quality we were shooting for with this first set of prepainted miniatures, but the digital renders lacked some of the depth and paint steps of the final miniatures. ... Now...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Taking Another Look

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Taking Another Look Friday, December 16, 2011The official release date for Heroes & Monsters is now only a few weeks away, and by this point I’ve revealed every miniature in the set in one form or another. Later today our friends at WizKids will be bringing over first-run outputs of the approved sculpts for the next set, Rise of the Runelords, so my mind is already on the next amazing set. But those previews will have to wait until next month, as I want to take one...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: A Gaggle of Goblins and Gargoyles

Pathfinder Battles Preview: A Gaggle of Goblins and Gargoyles Friday, December 8, 2011Today’s preview blog marks an important milestone for the Heroes & Monsters set of prepainted Pathfinder Battles miniatures. With this preview, we’ve revealed all 40 miniatures in the set! In the few more weeks leading up to the formal release of Heroes & Monsters (looking like very early January, at this point), I’ll go back through the set and show off painted versions of early unpainted preview sculpts...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Rounding Out the Set!

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Rounding Out the Set! Friday, December 2, 2011The official release of Heroes & Monsters, our first Pathfinder Battles prepainted miniatures set, is approaching! Over the last few months, I’ve used this weekly space to reveal sculpts and final images from the set, and with this post, I will have revealed all but one of the miniatures here on the blog! (You’ll have to wait for the Gargoyle, alas, as I forgot to ask the art department to photograph him this week....
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: A Frosty Black Friday!

Pathfinder Battles Preview: A Frosty Black Friday! Friday, November 17, 2011The Paizo offices may be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, but nothing can stop the relentless march of preview images for the upcoming Heroes & Monsters set! ... This week’s preview blog is a special treat in that it features only one miniature. But for my money, I think it’s the coolest miniature in the entire set! I’m talking about the Frost Giant! ... The Frost Giant towers over the other miniatures in the set,...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Spidery Secrets!

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Spidery Secrets! Friday, November 17, 2011With the very first Pathfinder prepainted miniatures, Pathfinder Beginner Box Heroes, in stores now, interest in the Pathfinder Battles miniatures line has really heated up. Now that many of you have our first four miniatures in hand, it should be clear that WizKids is shooting for very high quality sculpts and paint jobs on all of the Pathfinder Battles miniatures. I think Heroes & Monsters keeps up (and in some cases...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Crazy-Good Commons

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Crazy-Good Commons Friday, November 4, 2011Just yesterday, the fine folks from WizKids stopped by the Paizo offices to drop off the final batch of Pathfinder Battles Heroes & Monsters miniatures. I now have, sitting on my desk, actual production-run copies of all 41 miniatures in the set, from the lowly Goblin Warrior to the mighty Huge Black Dragon. Looking at them all lined up on my desk, I’m very impressed with the quality WizKids brought to bear on this set,...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Spooky Salutations!

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Spooky Salutations! Friday, October 28, 2011All-Hallow’s Eve is almost upon us, so I’ve decided to shake up the regular preview regime and show off a few spooooooooky Pathfinder Battles miniatures from the forthcoming Heroes & Monsters set, regardless of their distribution rarity within the set. ... First up is the Zombie, one of the most iconic horror creatures of all time. We figured that most GMs would appreciate a horde of these undead critters, so we’ve placed...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Uncommon Courtesy

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Uncommon Courtesy Friday, October 21, 2011I’m pleased to report that I have now seen preproduction samples of all 41 miniatures in the Pathfinder Battles Heroes & Monsters set, and I am thrilled with how they look! At long last we have discovered the “perfect” goblin skin tone, and the big meaty Ettin finally has the proper ink wash to make him a truly menacing brute. Things are really coming together, and folks around the Paizo office are blown away by the quality...
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Pathfinder Battles Heroes & Monsters Preview: Getting Into Character

Pathfinder Battles Heroes & Monsters Preview: Getting Into Character Friday, October 14, 2011Things are moving rapidly on the Pathfinder Battles front! This week, our partners at WizKids sent us 13 pre-production samples from December’s Heroes & Monsters 40-miniature set. These figures are very similar to the final production-run, so we’re within 95% of the final look of the miniatures. These figures are not yet attached to bases, but beyond that, they’re pretty close to done. We’ve spent the...
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Pathfinder Battles Heroes & Monsters Preview: Common Courtesy

Pathfinder Battles Heroes & Monsters Preview: Common Courtesy Friday, October 7, 2011I don’t have any color previews to show you today, so instead I’ve decided to share three “behind the scenes” shots of unpainted preliminary sculpts for miniatures in the forthcoming Pathfinder Battles: Heroes & Monsters set. The complete set features 40 miniatures plus the premium Huge Black Dragon miniature. Of those 40 minis, 13 are packed in the common rarity. ... When deciding which miniatures to assign...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Goblins on the March!

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Goblins on the March! Friday, September 30, 2011When we put together the set list for our first major Pathfinder Battles set, Heroes & Monsters, we knew it needed to contain several goblins. Ever since James Jacobs and Wayne Reynolds reimagined these classic monsters in the very first Pathfinder Adventure Path volume, “Burnt Offerings,” these little green-skinned bastards have been sort of unofficial mascots for the Pathfinder brand. They just had to be represented...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Heroes & Monsters Behind the Scenes

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Heroes & Monsters Behind the Scenes Friday, September 23, 2011So far we’ve revealed the digital sculpts for 11 of the prepainted miniatures in our Pathfinder Battles: Heroes & Monsters base set, including the mighty Huge Black Dragon! Digital sculpts give us the chance to see what a miniature will look like in full color, and allow us a chance to make minor (or even major) adjustments to ensure that the miniatures accurately model the characters and creatures that...