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Avimar Sorrinash

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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber. 282 posts (284 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 1 alias.


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Erik Mona wrote:
Robert Jordan wrote:
Out of curiosity will we be seeing anymore of the Builder Series? Or has that product line been put into a holding pattern. I literally just realized how long it had been since I had seen any movement on that front.

It's probably charitable at this point to call it a holding pattern. Basically, neither of the sets we did generated sales high enough for WizKids to want to do more.

What about the Evolution Sets and Encounter Packs?


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Got my Barakus book today. Love it!


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Erik Mona wrote:
Cat-thulhu: I haven't yet revealed ALL of the different ways of getting a better Feiya. I ask you to hang tight for a bit longer, as I think once the whole story is out there you'll be pretty satisfied.

Thanks Erik, I'm in the same boat as Cat-thulhu. Paying extra to get a correct version of a mini seems not right. I look forward to what else you will reveal.


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I will second Shem's question. Where does one acquire an Akaidos map?


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Odraude wrote:


It's just a bit disheartening that when we finally get an adventure that tries something different, it's always met with the same crowd that wants to keep the adventures from trying new things. Or decries it as ruining their fantasy. Or deem it just a phase and hope we don't get near enough the support traditional fantasy gets. Not saying YOU are, but the tone from others is here.

Agreed. Maybe if Iron Gods does well, it will entice more 3PPs to create content in that subgenre.


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This is where we disagree. We've had several APs now that have broken "the mold"

Jade Regent - Asian themed
Skulls and Shackles - Pirate themed
Shattered Star - Traditional Fantasy
Reign of Winter - This one's all over the place
Wrath of the Righteous - Mythic
Mummy's Mask - Egyptian themed

I hope Iron Gods is amazing, and I hope they eventually make more that break the mold. But saying Paizo hasn't explored beyond traditional is nonsense.


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Odraude wrote:
It's traditional enough that Gygax made a megadungeon themed on it. Not to mention dungeon delving into the unknown and Egypt practically go hand in hand. Egypt is almost synonymous with "dungeon crawl".

Gygax also wrote Expedition to the Barrier Peaks in 1980. By your logic, we should call Iron Gods traditional fantasy.

How long a certain theme has existed has no baring on it being traditional fantasy or not.

Look, I'm happy that Paizo is diversifying and giving everyone something to enjoy. I personally have no interest in Iron Gods and am looking forward to them returning to some traditional fantasy after going away from it for some time.


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Odraude wrote:
Curmudgeonly wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
But six months later, we'll be back in familiar fantasy territory with Giant Slayer... and the one after that as well!

*sigh*

Why the *sigh*? Paizo's gone increasingly experimental or themed with their APs. A return to traditional fantasy is long overdue. Last one was Shattered Star.

For me personally, this is good news. I unsubbed because of Iron Gods (after owning all their previous APs). Looking forward to Giantslayer and curious about whatever follows.

Wotr was experimental in rules, but not theme. Slaying demon invasion is fairly standard in dnd.

Mummy's Mask is fairly traditional. Egypt is one of those non-European settings that is familiar to people and much more acceptable to those that prefer their setting more Occidental. More so than Asia. Also it plays like a traditional (though fun and exciting) dungeon crawler.

WotR being experimental in rules is still experimental. Not everyone wants to do Mythic, and little was provided for people who wanted to try it out with the normal rules.

Mummy's Mask is definitely closer to the mark. Still, I wouldn't call it traditional, personally.

Everyone has their own thresholds I suppose, but in my book, Giantslayer is overdue. We'll see what's next soon enough!


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Gorbacz wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
But six months later, we'll be back in familiar fantasy territory with Giant Slayer... and the one after that as well!

*sigh*

Why the *sigh*? Paizo's gone increasingly experimental or themed with their APs. A return to traditional fantasy is long overdue. Last one was Shattered Star.

For me personally, this is good news. I unsubbed because of Iron Gods (after owning all their previous APs). Looking forward to Giantslayer and curious about whatever follows.


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I was successfully able to order and download both Sinnar and Wilderness/Endhome. I did both purchases separately.

Question about the Sinnar map. The legend indicates a symbol for the Imperial Capital, however I can't seem to find that symbol on the map itself. Am I blind or is there not one?


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Cool to see more giants. I like this fire giant more than the one from the SS set.

Hoping we see newer / better Storm giants, and other varieties as well.


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Hello Paizo,

Now that Mummy's Mask has shipped its last installment, please cancel my AP subscription and Campaign Setting Subscription.

I will likely renew my AP sub for Giantslayer, but have no interest in Iron Gods.

Please maintain my PF Battles Case sub and my PF RPG sub.

Thanks!


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Erik Mona wrote:
Leo_Negri wrote:
Erik Mona wrote:
Depends. Are you an orc?
No, just a person with a real hate for those smug daisy-eaters. Question is, Where are the Dwarves, and Gnomes; the two least represented races in the Pathfinder battles line (in fact gnomes are the least represented in PPM over all).

Well, we've already previewed a gnome in this set. There was also one in Heroes & Monsters, and of course Lini is a gnome, and we did a mini of her. There's another gnome in the set after this, too.

I'm pretty sure there are no dwarves in this set. There are several in the next set, though!

RE: Dwarves: Did you finally manage to successfully bribe James?


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What about Dwarves? We need more small folk :(


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They showed a large green dragon too at the banquet!

Large Green Dragon


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Adam Daigle wrote:
Joshua Goudreau wrote:
Does anyone know if the panel seminar was recorded and uploaded to the interwebs? I really enjoyed watching the discussion from last year.
There were audio recording devices on every table that I was a panelist at (courtesy of Know Direction), so I imagine it's just a matter of time before those are uploaded for public consumption.

Preview Banquet


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I'm excited for this.

I'm also hoping that this means we will see some Giants as minis in one of the upcoming line.

We desperately need more!


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I too would like a copy if you have them stored elsewhere!


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We need more halfling and gnome minis, so yay for seeing some. A Halfling rogue is a must!

I do agree we need to see some giants though!


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An Orc AP would be awesome. An Orc and Dwarf AP would be even better >.>


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I couldn't agree more with your first paragraph :)

Cool to see some of RotRL holes filled.


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Thank you!


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Hello Paizo.

My Kickstarter reward package was delivered today, order 3144327.

As you can see on the order, I had 2 sets of minis for both the full set and the combo pack.

I only received 1 of each.


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@Armac,

Yes, I'm fine with the number of common / uncommon minis we are getting. My frustration is that for this set, those minis are all animals, and most have little or nothing to do with the AP.

This sentiment gets compounded when the set was originally announced as 55 sculpts. I would be ok with this many animal sculpts if we had received 10 additional cool monsters from the AP. I just can't help feeling frustrated by how cool this set COULD have been.

I hope Paizo takes this feedback to heart.

And this may lead Paizo to make generic sets more frequently (like Legends of Golarion or Lost Coast), which is totally fine. They can make an animal set, or a devil set or an NPC set, and I will have proper expectations on what it will contains as it's not tied to anything.

Just if you are going to name a set after an AP, I will expect monsters from that AP.


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I too am in favor or Huge minis. I would love a set of Huge elementals as an example.

And I would like to see the Evolution set continue. I feel I'm owed a blue and a green dragon evolution set >.>


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Voadam wrote:

Yeah, no. :)

I purchased through the Barakus kickstarter, not received anything yet.

With having bought PDFs for Slumbering Tsar and Tome of Horrors IV which are out and the Desert one that comes out in July in addition to the Barakus PDF I was wondering when the pdfs would be sent out and how they would be sent out.

I've been in other kickstarters where coupons were given for rpgnow which I found useful for future redownloads. FGG pdfs are also available here and on their own site (which I'm not signed up on). I've also been a part of kickstarters where the PDFs were on an invite only website for a limited time to download, which I found less useful as I don't expect those to be around for redownloading in the future.

I assume they will be made available on FGG's own website.


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Finally got my case.

The good:

Some of the sculpts are really great. I particularly love the Male and Female Ice Trolls. Most of the rares have great paint jobs, the only exception being Feiya (though mine isn't as bad as the picture posted above). No real complaints from my end on the quality of the actual minis I received.

The bad:

Too many animals for my taste. I voiced my frustration when the Wolliped was revealed, as it's not even a creature you fight in the AP. My frustration was compounded when I got 4 of them... 4 Falcons, 4 Foxes, 4 Ravens, 4 Owls, 4 Goats, 4 Giant Weasels... I don't know what I'm going to do with all of these. I sure would have liked more interesting creatures that are actually in the AP.

Final Thoughts:

So many cool minis we missed out on. Hydra, Dracolisk, a number of different fey, Baba Yaga's Hut, etc... I feel that despite the actual quality in the minis I received, I am left disappointed because of the choices of what minis made it into the set. It doesn't help that I feel robbed of at least 10 more sculpts.


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I'm sorry, but no. There needs to be quality control on Wizkids' end. That Freiya should never have been packaged.

It's embarrassingly bad, even Vic agrees it's not ok.

If they can't meet the quantities needed in whatever deadline they set, then they need to change their delivery date and not take shortcuts on the paint jobs.

I will stop buying their product if they continue to put out s*+#ty paint jobs.

I will continue to buy their product if they take an extra month or two to get it right.

It's that simple.


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danielc wrote:
Zorka wrote:
So, I'd like to chime in here because a lot of what people are complaining about seems off base and unjustified to me. And nit-picky.

So you think this Feiya is ok as is and you would be fine with this fgure?

My oh my, that is pretty terrible. LOL. Sorry, I shouldn't be laughing, but that paint job.

I can only hope mine won't be as bad.

I would honestly send that back and ask for a replacement.


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Sara Marie wrote:
Curmudgeonly wrote:

Sarah, my ks items were not part of my shipping items, but my order was still split. That's where my concern lies.

My case is one shipment.
AP volume, Campaign setting and case incentive as second shipment.
Previously, those would ship together, but it is now as a result charging me for shipping twice.
My KS items are still showing as pending with a $0 cost.

UPS changes some things recently and as a result, the Case plus this Case Incentive is just too big for one box. The order is getting split into two packages to accommodate this.

Your KS items are separate to prevent them from raising your shipping rates on your subscription items.

So if I were just ordering a case with the case incentive, I'd still get charged twice for shipping?

Seems not right :(


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Sarah, my ks items were not part of my shopping items, but my order was still split. That's where my concern less.

My case is one shipment.
AP volume, Campaign setting and case incentive as second shipment.

Previously, those would ship together, but it is now as a result charging me for shipping twice.

My KS items are still showing as pending with a $0 cost.


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Same Fayries, I believe this happened to quite a few people.


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And it just spawned.

Question - previously, my PF Battles case order and books would all ship together. This shipment is sending them separately, resulting in me being charged twice for shipping. Is this intended? Seems counter to the purpose of me waiting to ship the case to combine with my monthly subscription.


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same, if the 604 mins estimate was accurate, they should have all spawned by now


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Just got mine today, and read maybe a third of it. Some great stuff so far. When I backed the KS, I didn't expect to enjoy this book as much as I am. Thanks for the great reward!


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Order 3113988 was shipped on May 14th.

UPS's tracking stops on 5/19 and there's no tracking available for USPS. I have no way of telling where the order is, but I have not received it yet.

How can I go about getting this resolved?


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Thank you for the info!


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I seem to have lost my remaining promo codes from my existing case subscription. At least, I don't see them listed under "My Subscriptions" anymore.

I was under the impression that we'd continue to have them and can use them at a later date based on the post by Eric here:

Blog Post

"These benefits last only as long as your Pathfinder Battles Ongoing Subscription, and go away if you cancel your subscription. Existing coupon codes provided as part of our ongoing Case Subscription benefits remain active. Even though they are for 20% off instead of the new 30% discount, they can be used even after you've stopped your subscription."


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I believe the only ones set in Varisia are:

Rise of the Runelords
Curse of the Crimson Throne
Second Darkness
Shattered Star


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My subscription has been updated to reflect the correct amount, thank you!


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I too am worried I will get charged incorrect for my subscription. Any updates on this is appreciated.


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Any updates on the price? It hasn't been corrected yet. I'm worried we'll get charged the wrong price on our subscription :(


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It helps a lot to fold the front and back covers along the crease that exist from top to bottom.

This helps ensure that the covers don't pull apart the binding.

And yes, ask Paizo for a replacement.


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Clerics can "tank" just fine. They are proficient with shields after all.

In fact, depending on what domains you chose, they can be rather good melee combatants.


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Hey Sara,

When is the pricing going to be corrected for subscribers?

Specifically I'm referring to this comment by Erik:

In the case of Reign of Winter, subscribers will take the 30% discount off the $399.99 list price, bringing the price of a case (before the incentive figure) to $279.99.

From this post.


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Mark Hoover wrote:

I've been looking forward to picking up RA 'cause I'm running a homebrewed megadungeon but hearing tales of the lethality I'm second guessing. I had a character death this past weekend in my homebrew and I felt like a jerk as it was happening.

** spoiler omitted **...

You shouldn't feed bad. Players should know going in to RA that their characters will die. It's only a matter of when.

It's what's fun about it!


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Sub_Zero wrote:
Curmudgeonly wrote:

What in the world are you guys talking about?

My regular good old halfling rogue is easily hitting 3-4 times a round with sneak attacks, @7d6 per sneak.

Why in the world do you think its hard to proc them?

If I don't do 100 damage a round, I'm shocked.

assuming by regular, you just mean the classic halfling rogue, I have no idea how you could possibly be hitting 3-4 time on average. with 7d6 sneak attack you have to be 13th level.

so at best your to hit should look like:

9 (bab)+ 7 (str/dex whatever you use) + 4 (weapon enchant) + 1 (weapon focus) + 1 (ion stone) + 2 (headband of ninjitsu) + 2 flanking -2 (twf)= 24/24/19/19, which means your main attack has a 80% chance of hitting and your iterative has a 55% of hitting. On average you should be hitting 2-3 times tops.

This also assumes a super twinked out character with everything in his favor.

This 2-3 times is also against your average mook, against challenging and epic encounters this number shrinks dramatically.

Something tells me your GM is going soft on you if you're realiably hitting 3-4 times per round, especially if it's not a munchkineske character and is instead your "classic" halfling rogue.

(albeit this is what it should be like for rogues...)

These stats are fairly close, never heard of that headband though!

But that's not even including any number of buffs the party can provide you that bump my numbers even higher.

And no, my GM isn't going soft on me. He killed my character last session with a Wendigo, a fun encounter!

My character is higher level now, I started putting levels in Shadowdancer, I felt that I did more than enough Sneak attack damage that there wasn't any point in adding more dice.

Me thinks you guys are short-selling the rogue. Is he effective 1 on 1? No. But when are you ever 1 on 1? Do your groups never have melee party members to provide flank?


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What in the world are you guys talking about?

My regular good old halfling rogue is easily hitting 3-4 times a round with sneak attacks, @7d6 per sneak.

Why in the world do you think its hard to proc them?

If I don't do 100 damage a round, I'm shocked.


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Have a good trip, looking forward to the reveal in 3 weeks!

Happy to hear about the price.


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Young Boromir wrote:

I just looked at some of the advertisements on the websites and noticed it had advertised as a 55 piece set.

"This 55-figure set for the Pathfinder Battles miniatures line features friends and foes from the Pathfinder Adventure Path, Reign of Winter, and is offered in standard booster bricks containing one Large figure and three Medium or Small figures"

Oh well. Must have been a recent change at Wizkids or Paizo to reduce that number. I wonder what the other 10 sculpts would have been?

I wonder... if they were actually planned as far in advance as people claim, what 10 figures were cut...

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