I know it's prob been asked before but my google-fu has failed me here.
I agree its great to see the multiples showing up. I don't see it as reducing the variety though. I think any large encounter with minis needs at least two types on the table to lend a little varety. Having a standard and champion does that perfectly. In hope we get another lizardman and a boggard to match the two out there already. Perhaps another kobold, troglodyte and bugbear as well.
All 3 sea devils look great and continue the trend of fantastic minis in this set. The amount of detail on that base Sea Devil is remarkable, considering ti's a common. Same with the champion. As fr the Matron I was expecting a mini of course, but that one is simply beautiful(?). I'm also glad to see the PC brigade skipped this one. It was a let down for the lamias to see the oddly positioned strips of cloth and armour used to render the minis in Runelords less risque (cleverly placed hair would have been better).
The large minis in this set have set a real standard that's I think will be hard to match. 31 of 55 minis down and you can color me very, very impressed.
I just noticed my may subscription, due to authorize today, has actually been merged with the June one. Is this a bug in the system? I don't know that a $450 June order is within my budget :)
I think that would be the intent. Some time ago paizo stated they were trying to allow overlap in the two lines, with the city market/houses map I think.
I'm curious as to when we'll see more terrain maps and less preformed dungeon and single building maps. About 7 of the last 20 have not been single building or prefab dungeons - battlefields, deep forest, town square, pub crawl. I would dearly love to see a simple terrain map like the forest, swamp or desert types maps, perhaps another icy terrain map. My favs recently have been the battlefields and town square maps. It may be just my preference but I find the prefab dungeon maps much more limited in use.
Just placed my (very excited) preorder for the limited edition of the Wayne reynolds WAR book so can you please cancel this order for the standard hardcover. Thanks.
Sean K Reynolds wrote:
The book is almost through development, so it's too late to suggest any more monsters for it. ;)
Yeah but like the miniatures it's all about the speculation! We just love to speculate on what we may find in our juicy bestiaries.
3 for 3, again. This is definately a must have set. All 3 look fantastic. Thnak you for providing the menials - Kroop is a very nice, not sure I'll need 3 or 4 of him as an uncommon but I love the idea and the execution. More like this would most sertainly be welcome - maybe a few more town guards type as well.
Use it. If it offends your character so, then learn a little in game about Torag to help you "understand" his motives (maybe a couple ranks in knowledge religion). Then being CN use it to your benefit, as befits a CN, sneaky ninja. As a CN you could now accept the paladins actions as legitimizing yours - a license to assassinate that helpless guard or bystander to ensure success, threaten a prisoner for info etc., steal and thieve. You act according to your whim, to your mind I'm sure the paladin has simply acted in a similar manner, even though he is bound by a strange code that limits and restricts the freedom of his actions.
If it offends you say so and let the game continue, he's playing his character. Sometimes your actions at the table will offend others - in the end this just needs some communication and move on. In fact if your playing a character in role then I'm certain offence will result at least once especially with extremes.
Wow, colour me impressed. Always been a bit hesitant about cycopes, never seen any artwork that blew me away unfortunately, but the art clearly translates into miniatures incredible well. That is a beautiful(?) piece of work. Will need me a few of those I think - now we just need a second for variation.
SO happy to see the drowning devil in the set. Looks amazing.
A quick play with the images would suggest the medium is about the size of a typical medium - around the same height as the Grey Maiden from SS.
Erik Mona wrote:
I actually prefer the sale on yours. I liked the black but he was a little on the small size. I far prefer this to the exaggerated scale that wizards started to use. Size creep makes consistency between sets so much harder and can make using the minis harder on the tabletop. I think scale should be watched carefully and creep avoided. For instance while I think the Gug was just right in terms of scale, the elementals were almost too large for a large and the trolls are starting to become larger than their true giant kin. Your gargantuans (the rune giant and the dragon) are beatuifully scaled and look great on the table.
Great news. They is some awesome white dragons and the evolution idea is beautiful, I just hope it doesn't just stick to dragons - I know there is a female cloud giant out there that was also cut form the Runelords set. Personally I love to see a Frog evolution set - a bogwiggle (small), a bogwid (medium) a mobogo (large) and a creature very like a Frogemoth (huge), now that would be cool.
Is there any way to track this order? It's been well over the estimated timeframe for delivery and I can't recall a time when any of paizo orders have been this overdue. Cheers
Wow another great set of minis. Love the bloodbug - very simple and effective - is it on a small base? Only criticism is the same as the shark - that flight peg look too long - out of proportion I suppose. I say "looks" because until I see it against another mini it's hard to gauge.
Lisa Stevens wrote:
Colouration is definately great white. The size isn't that far out, mature great whites average around 12-15 feet (males are on the smaller side), given the base is 10' for a medium that shark is about the right size for a mature great white - he's just not a record breaker.
I wouldn't mount him on the base. If your concerned he's a flying shark then just shorten the peg. My concern is getting enough of them at the uncommon rarity.
Fin-ally a pre-painted shark!! And a larger one to come - implying a huge shark? Will we hear about the fate of Huge minis? That could start a feeding frenzy. Certainly something to chew on. It's been a long time coming but it's so nice to see the appearance of the aquatic creatures. As for the weresharks -these look brilliant. Seems like I say this every set but...this could be the best set so far, hats off to all of you.
I see the black and green cthulhu dice are on back order. Can you please cancel these - I'm sure I'll find something else to buy.
Erik Mona wrote:
Any news yet? Or perhaps any idea of when more news may come?
One of the earlier kickstarters for dungeon crawler miniatures had a huge baba-yagas hut. Keep an eye on the new one, it may resurface as a stretch goal in the latest one.
The latest one is here:
AWESOME. I love these guys, they could easily compete with the goblins for my favorite mini AND we get THREE! I expected 1, maybe 2 for variety, but all 3. I feel like a spoiled child all over again. The base aqua-goblin looks great and given the small size ponce again shows the effort that has gone into the line. The Brinebrood queen I wasn't expecting, hoping for yes, but not expecting. She looks great, look at the detail squeezed into a small mini. Hats off to Wizkids and the paizo team. Then we get the whale - wow, speechless.
I add my voice to yours Berk, looks looks we are getting the best up front, surely the set can't keep improving at this rate?
The ones our group use range from several months to years in age and there has been so sign of binding issues. Is yours a 5th printing? I ask because ours are first through fourth and clearly show no sing of damage in regard to binding.
Ah, I see. The sidecart just means they are on an order. Sorry I thought it meant they were ready to go. That makes a lot more sense. Thanks
I have Dungeon lords: Festival season and a dice set in my sidecart. Does this mean they are at the warehouse awaiting my next subscription? Can they be shipped sooner? Cheers
Love the look of all three of these ones. The naga has a incredible and dynamic pose and the medium size makes for a great young creature. Could repaint in a pinch and turn it into a (probably oversized) goblin snake, until we get one in a later set (hint! along wiht a Mi-go of course). The fact that there is another in the set caught me off guard a bit - this, and the other one in the next, will make three nagas in the last two sets. The second large will need to be be strikingly different in pose and colour to stand out form the one in shackles.
As for Shimerae, this I love. I was hoping this would make the grade since the announcement last week, yet really thought it may be a little too niche, and way to complex (as Mazra notes). Really happy to see it. I have a similar concern to the poster above - the snakes look fragile, but I have faith in the way you guys operate. Better still it could be UNCOMMON? Wow.
As for NPC humanoids - that's damn good pirate. Enough detail to stand out, yet no so much it limits its use. And again love the face! It's so good to see the facial details coming to the forefront in the humans.
The detail in this set is a step up again, the reliquary from the last set, combined with the shimerae here really gives me hope we can see some more truly memorable sculpts...
Here's my wish list
Grindalows! Hopefully 2 sculpts like the mites and an extra nasty medium one!
The ships whores (ghasts with some great detail in the picture)
Pirate bomber, female!
Pirate sniper, female!
A cyclops? although I don't actually know if like the artwork for them in shackles enough
Sahuagin at last..
including the matron...
The ancient Mariner
And from the ISle of SHackels Book
Jolis Raffles - a halfling pirate captain, hell yeah
Cultist of the eye - this would be amazingly awesome - this is a remarkable piece of art
did I mention some SHARKS
andperhaps some grindilow?
Got to have something to wish for
There we go another review for a great product. I hope I've given it the credit it deserves. Whats the chances of a printed collection like tribes and villains? Would love to see this line collected in print.
Oh. frowny face. It's cool I'll wait for the sidecart things. Need my paizo fix you know. I'll alter my settings to never hold anything.
Erik Mona wrote:
Very closely. We've got a non-AP-specific set coming up some time in the future, but this one isn't it. Every creature in this set is taken from the AP or its support products.
So a good chance of Grindylows, sahuagin and weresharks? Wooooo, I hope so.
Ahh. Very good. Not that I care, minis are minis and the more the merrier. In fact having seen the art for the mighty fine fish folk in this AP I have huge hopes - some of my favourite beasties where in that path. Any chance of a goblin pirate - well any goblin with a gun really...
Erik Mona wrote:
Generally speaking we'll try to keep NPCs at uncommon or rare. I'd prefer rare more often than not...this set in particular has a lot of named NPCs ...so there is some bleed over into uncommon. I think you'll be pleased with how the rarities break down.
I hope the NPC types don't overrun the monsters. Shackles did indeed have a lot of humanoids, but a number of incredible monsters. The balance between monster and humanoid was almost perfect in shattered star. Mind you the NPC art was pretty damn good in the AP.
Now these three - Troll (Scrag) remarkable. Things just keep getting better for the trolls. This is looking to be a great mini. Nice colour, great sculpt, lok at the detail in the skin! I can see it upsetting those who aren't fond of the pathfinder troll asthetic, but that's certainly not me! Looks to be slightly smaller (not by much) than the troll champion, so so does this set the size for trolls? Is the intention they should be taller and heavier than the giants?
Pirate - nice start to generic NPC's. Good easy to use pirate with a nice sculpt and colour. So good to see clear facial features - this has been a real step up over the sets.
The Dragon - not what I was expecting in this one. Makes sense in the context of the AP. It looks really well sculpted and I can't wait to see it in full colour. My big concern is fragility - this one looks fragile and given the harder plastic used to give those cleaner, better sculpts...
Just one question Erik - I vaguely remember you sayin this set would be more generic and less AP. The opening says "inspired" by shackles - how closely is this set married to that AP?
Just notice this order is set for approval today. Just wondering if there is any chance the 3 items in my sidecart (2 dice sets and dungeon lords expansion) can ship with this order?
Erik Mona wrote:
Wouldn't that be neat?
So you ninja me hey Erik, beaten by 3 minutes - the time it took to finish making my coffee. I surely hope you're hinting at either a huge encounter pack (high pitched voice saying "AWESOME!") or that the next set may include some huge goodness (and a mi-go).I'd also like to know what the mystery final goblin is. Surely it would be fair to share this news? Should we really have to wait in slavering, drooliness (and that's not even a word, unless its goblin?) until the time is right?
SO guys have you heard any news on a likely date this could be available. Love the original, really want this and getting it in Australia is hard.
Again, another nice pair of goblins. 5 for 5 on the new guys, but how far wrong can you go with a pathfinder goblin. As for the repaint of the rider - I think I like the muted tones more than the original. The goblins set is a clear winner - hats off to you guys, smaller appropriated sized hats of course.
Now of course I'm wracking my brain to figure out the lat two (and we get to see them for a while!) - I know one should be the repainted commando, the other is supposed to be a repaint, but I can't for the life of me think of any goblins left too repaint?
I, like you Laschoni, hope that huge white sees the light of day soon, along with the unreleased female cloud giant form Runelords. Maybe a Mobogo, Frogemoth and tendriculous too. But what I want in the next set is a mi-go!!!
I just received my latest subscriptions and my pathfinder 5 was not in one of those little cardboard envelopes. I'm not sure if your usual practice, or simply because up until now my pathfinder comics have shipped with unusual things. Normally the comics arrive in pristine condition, sadly this one is pretty badly banged up, the corner looks as though it has been crushed and the top cover is bent (looks like it slipped under all the other stuff in the box). Curiously nothing else was even slightly damages. IS there any chance of a replacement copy of issue 5? Comics are one of the things I like to keep in mint condition. Cheers.
Just posted a review - hopefully not too long winded and dull. I've really enjoyed the first 3 in this line and look forward to the next few. You just can't overlook the utility.
James Jacobs wrote:
I'm assuming that the mythic adventures won't overun the standard AP. ARe we likely to look at 1 of each per year or will mythic paths be a little more scarce than this?
Truly awesome. The detail of Reta is amazing, and once again that face is 100% pure manic goblin greatness. The bow is indeed a great addition. This may well be the best goblin you have made. Of course I currently share a special love for the Mogmurch the alchemist (not that kind of love you weirdos!) - my next campaign character (legacy of fire) may well be a gobbo alchemist (although that competes with goblin gunslinger) so I am looking forward to to this guy. Once again you seem to have found a way to extract my hard earned cash from me....Now we just need to see that final 4; perhaps a commando on dog, 1 more new sculpt and then I'm at a loss for the last 2.
And a tease for a new set - hope there's a mi-go in this one (vain hope, but that is the nature of hope I suppose)
I agree Mazra, I'd have to say that wizkids/paizo have done a brilliant job on delivering sets to us. I'm also glad to see that a sculpt is a sculpt as Erik states, so I look forward to seeing the mystery 7th already-out-there goblin. I don't think it will be the goblin dog and are more inclined to the repainted Con exclusive - its an existing sculpt. I also hope either it or other new (non PC) sculpt is a pyro! Although I'd be more than happy with Vorka.