While I enjoy painting miniatures, and I'm a fast painter, I'll be the first to admit that painting minis is a time-consuming art. GMing takes a lot of time all by itself and not everyone has the time or talent to make minis fit the evocative stories their imaginations conjure. Also, minis can be expensive. Even with the release of the Pathfinder Battles minis line, we realize that sometimes cash-strapped GMs needed a less-expensive way to make their game tables look as exciting as the stories in their head.
Enter pawns. These were first released with the Pathfinder Beginner Box, and once GMs everywhere got their hands on these easy and inexpensive ways to populate their Flip-Mats and Map Packs, we knew folks would want more.
Utilizing much of the art from the Bestiary, we were confronted by many art challenges in populating this box. Some of the art from that book just didn't fit templates for the pawns. Other times we lacked art for some of the monsters presented in the book. What was the solution? More art!
Here's the first preview of some of the new art for the Bestiary Box—elementals. In the coming weeks we'll look at some more of the new art for this set. Until then, enjoy these elemental gems.
Curious- is the 300 token count just individual monsters, or will there be multiple monster tokens for certain creatures?
I can't recall how many monsters were in the first Bestiary, but it would be nice to have more than one orc, token, for instance, so that you could represent at least a few of them in combat at the same time.
EDIT: Just noticed the breakdown of the tokens on the product page. It only goes to 256, so I'm guessing there are some duplicates, then.
Saving time and money are both reasons I want to get this but there's also a third sort of savings they forgot to mention. This will save a lot of weight & space. Transporting a whole miniature collection to and from where you game is a hassle. Not everyone can run their games at home after all. With pawns you can fit a whole mess of monsters in one easily transportable box. :)