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Avimar Sorrinash

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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber. 317 posts (319 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 1 alias.


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Happy to see this :)


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DanyRay wrote:

The gargantuan red is realy nice, my only small grip is that a darker red would have looked beter and make it more in line with the evolution series

I would agree with this, the red is brighter and doesn't match all the other red dragons in the series.

Also, the horns are beige instead of black (at least on mine) whereas the evolution set had black horns.


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To Erik and Vic:

I just want to say that this was the best paint job of any set I've received so far from you guys. Even the dwarves that some of the others have complained about, while not perfect, are leagues better than Feiya. Definitely serviceable and I have no qualms putting them on my table. I am extremely happy with how this set turned out, and definitely appreciate the effort.

I've expressed my hesitation towards the next set due to my fear that there will be too many non-combat NPCs included in the set, however, in an effort to show my appreciation for the efforts you and your team have put towards improving the paint quality, I will maintain my subscription for a case of Rusty Dragon Inn no matter the figures you choose to include in it.

Great job and thank you!


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To Erik and Vic:

I just want to say that this was the best paint job of any set I've received so far from you guys. Even the dwarves that some of the others have complained about, while not perfect, are leagues better than Feiya. Definitely serviceable and I have no qualms putting them on my table. I am extremely happy with how this set turned out, and definitely appreciate the effort.

I've expressed my hesitation towards the next set due to my fear that there will be too many non-combat NPCs included in the set, however, in an effort to show my appreciation for the efforts you and your team have put towards improving the paint quality, I will maintain my subscription for a case of Rusty Dragon Inn no matter the figures you choose to include in it.

Great job and thank you!


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Yes to more giants please... Especially with the current AP going on!


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Looks like they got packaged and marked ready for this ship this morning! Thanks!


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Only my battle case shipped, but my AP and case incentive haven't. I read in the other thread to post a message as everything should have gone through by now?


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Vic Wertz wrote:
Curmudgeonly wrote:
I'll reserve judgement until the full set is revealed, but a set containing mainly NPCs will be something I will skip.

Let's be clear here: just because the set is called "The Rusty Dragon Inn," it does not mean that it's all NPCs and no monsters, any more than a set called "Dungeons Deep" is all monsters and no NPCs. Not every mini is tied to the theme in every set; the key to the theme in *this* set is just that a lot of the NPC-types are folks you'd expect to find in a tavern.

Every set we do will have a *lot* of monsters and a *lot* of non-monsters.

Hence why I will reserve judgement until the full set is revealed :)

I understand what you guys are trying to do, and I'm glad to see there are people here interested. But if I had to guess right now though, I'd likely buy individual minis of the monsters than a full set to avoid all the non-combat NPCs. They will literally just never make an appearance on my table.


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Cleanthes wrote:
What if instead of a tavern bar, the piece of Gargantuan terrain had been a Gatehouse? River crossing? Cave entrance? Row of market stalls? Crypt w/ removable roof? Would some other piece of terrain at home in a different setting have been more appealing, or is the problem that folks just don't want this kind of terrain in general?

Honestly, none of those sound particular enticing, but they would be better than a tavern bar.

I can draw all of that stuff rather quickly. It's not high on my priority list to get terrain pieces. I have even found terrain pieces more problematic than just drawing. The Dwarven Forge stuff has proven completely impractical to me in its setup, taking far too long to get a castle layout for example put together.

I need monsters. I need figures I will use in combat. Non-combat NPCs would never see the light of day.


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I'll reserve judgement until the full set is revealed, but a set containing mainly NPCs will be something I will skip.

Having purchased 2 Undead sets, I have enough Ghouls as well.

Also not stoked to hear about the bar. Can't ever picture putting that on the table.

I only ever place minis on the table for encounters. Everything else is roleplayed. Drawing a map for a tavern where people will only do talking would waste too much time.

Sorry Erik :( I do very much appreciate the effort you put into this, and it's a neat idea, so I hope it's successful for you, but as you said, you can't please everyone!


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Woot! Backed!


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Here's the image it seems to be based on. Definitely looks like wood panelling was used in its construction. Odd. Looks cool in general though.

http://paizo.com/image/content/PathfinderPawns/PZO1007ClockworkGolem.jpg


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I agree that having some figures for the PCs is always welcome.

However, I find that lack of PC figures with shields, specifically Tower Shields surprising. The only one that came close was the Pale Tower Guard from RoW.

I don't know what kind of Paladin runs around with a spear in one hand and a sword in another, but I can't imagine he's a very effective Paladin :)


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Erik Mona wrote:
Curmudgeonly wrote:

Any word on the evolution sets?

No, but I have an in-person meeting with WizKids execs at ToyFair next month, and it's on the agenda.

Yay! Hopefully, you come back to us with good news!


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Hey Erik,

Excited about this set, and looking forward to actual pics of figures and not renders.

Any word on the evolution sets?


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Hey Erik,

The Red Dragon evolution set had black / dark coloring for the spikes on their heads and along their backs. I'm not seeing that in this render. Can we expect the same for the Gargantuan, to ensure the line matches?

Also - any chance I can get you to comment on the evolution line's future? Is there one?


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Happy about the Gargantuan Red. That just leaves Black from the Chromatics.

Are we staying mum on the evolution sets still?

I was happy to see a Large Green in the last set, but we're still missing out on a lot of the chromatics in various sizes :) Maybe this set will fill out a few more ranks.


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This all looks awesome Greg. I never played any of the Necromancer stuff, but found FGG a couple years ago and have been a big fan since. You have my backing with any of your Kickstarters!


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Are these renders or actual test run pieces?


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Thanks AEIOU - your dimensions worked better than my solution!


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When I line up the water to the left of Eastwych on the Akados Region map with the water to the left of Stormshield on the Sinnar map, the "Great Bridge" road and the Great Amrin River to the left of it do not line up.


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Thanks for the map Bill!

It doesn't quite line up correctly with the Sinnar region map, which surprised me a bit. I had to squeeze the Sinnar map to get it to line up (using Photoshop). Any reason why this would be?

Also, I was a little surprised to see towns (Elise and Glaivr) so near to Tsar and the Desolation! The way it was explained in the Slumbering Tsar seemed to indicate that Bard's Gate was the closest place of civilization, and anything north of Bard's Gate was avoided.


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Shem, I did the same and using photoshop I squeezed the Sinnar Valley Map a bit and then it lines up. I was a bit surprised it didn't line up correctly on its own.


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Oh, yea, I was seeing it in my subscription page.

If it is NOT part of the sub, then please ignore!

Thanks!


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Hello,

As I won't be needing the Strategy Guide, please cancel my subscription to the RPG book line.

I will resubscribe most likely for Pathfinder Unchained.

Waiting for Giantslayer to resub to the AP line :)


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Thanks Bill, will it be available in PDF form as well?


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Got my PDF copy and started reading it, enjoying it very much so far.

Is there a map of the whole region though?


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Great news! Looking forward to my copy!


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As usual, this set will "flesh out" a couple of key monster types (including a major one people have been demanding from the start, but which we've not yet included in a single set).

I'm hoping this means fey!

Happy we have gone down to 2 sets (it was getting expensive to keep up), but... I'm worried that you didn't mean anything about evolution lines.

Are these officially off the table at this point? I was really hoping for blue / green / black dragon evolution sets.


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I just wanted to comment that from a quality standpoint, this may have been your best set yet. Great work with the paint job, all of the figures I unboxed looked great.

I had 1 Haughty Avenger who had a broken arm I re-glued, and both figures of her I received had really bent weapons, and 1 of my city watch snipers had quite the lean, but otherwise, fantastic job.

This has renewed my faith in the line :)

Now that I have a large green dragon and a gargantuan green dragon though, I need a green dragon evolution set to round them out.

Same for black dragons... >.>


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When can we expect the reveal of the next battles set?


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Thanks for the responses, but I'm still confused.

Are you saying we don't compensate that on the character side, but adjust the encounters to be more challenging?

Would it not be simpler to just reduce the character's level so he's on par with the rest of the group?


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Hey everyone,

I'm about to start running a new campaign with my friends. We're starting the campaign at level 5.

One of my players wants to mess around with the custom race builder. Let's take the centaur in the ARG as an example: 28 RP points used.

Everyone else is making a standard level 5 race / class combo. He will be playing a fighter.

Should he be making a level 2 fighter to compensate for the RP points? I'm unclear how to determine how one factors in the extra power the RP points provide.

Thanks in advance for the help!


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What level are the adventures? Are they tied together in any way or are they just standalone?


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Does this make it 5 demon lords now in minis form?

Nocticula, Baphomet, Deskari, Lamashtu and Pazuzu.

Can we expect more demon lords down the line?


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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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