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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Roleplaying Game Subscriber. 234 posts (236 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 1 alias.


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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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Cpt_kirstov wrote:
Curmudgeonly wrote:


So i'll reiterate the importance for me that the set matches the AP it's representing.

When the set for Reign of Winter includes a creature like the Wolliped, it makes me question the set and wonder where the disconnect is.

This set could have had Frost Giants, sprites, mephites, atomies, moss trolls, gremlin, a hydra, a dracolisk, or bayoks just as some examples. But instead you propose a fox, a wolliped, 3 different birds, and a goat. You provide a sculpt for Baba Yaga, which is cool... ** spoiler omitted **

What am I to do with 6-7 goats/foxes/falcons/owls or 4 Wollipeds? :)

And like someone else said, it's all forgivable when there's a large variety, but less so now :)

Remember when you are evaluating this, the random encounter tables and the fact that the scupting was done before they finished the AP. An encounter with crows could have been in book 1 when the sculpts were started, but got axed in development. If you want the minis set to come out within 18 months of the adventure path ending, you need to accept that there will be a disconnect caused by the development process.

Sure, but since the time this AP came out, they've released the Skulls and Shackles Set, Legends of Golarion and Wrath of the Righteous... in this particular case, I don't think that argument holds water.


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Erik Mona wrote:


I also want to say that I understand that a reduced number of sculpts makes each individual sculpt that much more important. I will do everything within my power to make anyone's decision to not support the line as difficult as humanly possible.

So i'll reiterate the importance for me that the set matches the AP it's representing.

When the set for Reign of Winter includes a creature like the Wolliped, it makes me question the set and wonder where the disconnect is.

This set could have had Frost Giants, sprites, mephites, atomies, moss trolls, gremlin, a hydra, a dracolisk, or bayoks just as some examples. But instead you propose a fox, a wolliped, 3 different birds, and a goat. You provide a sculpt for Baba Yaga, which is cool...

AP plot spoilers:
but she never actually makes an appearance!

What am I to do with 6-7 goats/foxes/falcons/owls or 4 Wollipeds? :)

And like someone else said, it's all forgivable when there's a large variety, but less so now :)

Anyway, that's me. I'll bite the bullet on this set as I'm running this campaign starting tomorrow. I'll evaluate the next sets as you reveal them.


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Disappointing to hear about both the reduction in number of figures, as well as the builder sets not doing well.

I'll have to evaluate case by case going forward to see if the set truly does represent the AP. I feel like so far RoW has missed that mark.

Should we take this announcement as a discontinuation of the builder / evolution sets?

Also - the link the zombie panther is broken it appears.


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Ooo, thanks for that link!


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Erik Mona wrote:
Curmudgeonly wrote:
Does the Wolliped actually make an appearance in the AP? I can't think of an encounter with one, which would make it an odd choice to include.

Unless, of course, it was the "Erik's Choice" figure of the set…

You DO get to make such choices ;) that doesn't not make an odd choice though :P

I'm just voicing my concern in what's been revealed so far. I feel like there are too many animals (a viewpoint that's clearly in the minority however!), when there are some really cool creatures in this AP that I was hoping would be in this set. I'll reserve my judgement until all the figures are revealed however :)

A builder set for animals would be cool though! Speaking of which, how have those been doing? Will we see a new one announced soon?


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Does the Wolliped actually make an appearance in the AP? I can't think of an encounter with one, which would make it an odd choice to include.


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Just got mine, and they look great! Very pleased with these.

Would buy more Huge Encounter Packs!


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Yes, I'm eagerly awaiting to hear about the next Miniatures evolution set or builder sets :D

Hopefully we hear soon!


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Myrryr wrote:
A quick question; can the adventure path be set up to go to a different address? My friend wants the subscription for the pdf and the discount, but wants to send the physical book to the house he plays at, not his home. Can that be done?

I'm not sure I understand your question.

Have the books go to the address you want. The PDFs are tied to the Paizo account that purchased them and can be downloaded from anywhere.


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:O

speechless.


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Wow, I was hoping we'd get a dragonkin with rider, and I'm glad we did. It looks amazing.

Interesting that all 3 are Rares though.


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I'm glad to hear these are the last animals in the set. Too many imo.

The winter wolf was needed however, so I'm happy about that.

The lack of fey and frost giants is surprising, and there are so many cool creatures from book 4 we haven't seen yet :(

26 more to go, here's to hoping!


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Should all US orders have been spawned by now? I haven't received my email yet.


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You get the PDF when your order ships. Not all subscribers have had their orders ship yet, such as myself :)

Keep in mind, it's not a guarantee that the product will ship early, especially during busy times such as the holiday period.


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These are all great, though I agree with the comment about Rasputin needing some special effect going.


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Rosgakori wrote:
Very neat! Quick question though- ** spoiler omitted **

There is not


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Nice, these indeed could pass very nicely as PC subs.

The Pale Tower Guard in particular I like because he could pass for having a Tower Shield, which is rare in any mini figure.

Here's to hoping the faces look good in the final product!


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That is indeed a lot of animals. I'm guessing we should expect a winter wolf as well.

The goat can also be used for the lantern goat in book 5.

Still holding out hope that this set will give us some fey creatures.


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I just noticed that in my latest version of the (light) PDF, the Golem bookmark is nested under a second Goblin bookmark.

FYI.

Made it hard to find :P


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Dwarves need some love, something to do with the Sky Citadels would be awesome imo!


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I have to concur with those saying it works great on a Surface Pro :)


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Erik Mona wrote:
Mammy Graul and (to a somewhat lesser degree) have the problem that their illustrations do not lend themselves well to miniatures reference. I'd need to have them redrawn for sure.

Going back and looking at the art, I can totally see why that would be.

I'm assuming you guys intentionally make sure the art in current APs is more conducive to the creation of minis?


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+1 on NOT doing enlarged iconics. Like others have mentioned, it's rare for my gaming friends to even use the iconic figures for their characters.

I would also like to see another LoG type set. We have sets for the last 4 APs, and could use some to fill in the gap for some older APs that LoG didn't cover. That way you can do a Gargantuan Red dragon as the incentive :P


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Good sculpt of Amagarra :)

And one can always use more elementals and golems :D

*continues to hope for different fey sculpts*


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Thanks Lochar!


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I'm hoping for various feys, an andrazku demon, a kokogiak, winter wolf, ice / moss trolls, ice mephits, and a hydra.

Of course, some of the more unique things in Frozen Stars would be awesome as well :)


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I wasn't necessarily asking to print them. But even slightly higher res maps in the PDFs would make the VTT experience better and less blurry, especially when projecting.

Speaking of which, it's been a long time since we've heard of Paizo's VTT, do we know when we'll learn more information?

And I agree with an earlier post, regarding Paizo's coolness. Their interaction with us, willingness to explain why things are one way vs another, and just being kick ass developers in general are the main reason why I subscribe to their products instead of just buying the specific things I want from Amazon or other stores. I'll gladly pay extra to Paizo directly if it will help them push out more awesomeness.


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Liz Courts wrote:
Kovok wrote:
Was hoping to get this on its own with my holiday code, any idea when it might be available for purchase without a case?
Soon(TM)!

That's incorrect use of Blizzard's trademark. Wayyyy too fast ;)


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Joana wrote:
James Jacobs has addressed this issue before, and it basically comes down to higher-resolution maps being more expensive to produce. The maps in Paizo products aren't drawn full-size and then shrunk down to fit the page; they're basically drawn at the size they are in the books. Asking cartographers to produce maps at a higher-resolution to be blown up into battle maps without getting pixelly would cost more money and take up more digital real estate.

What was true 4 years ago may not necessarily be true now :)


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Looks like the ones in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqPcuTVxMDI

I guess they decided on a chance in color scheme. Ah well, they look great. Just surprised at the change from the images above.


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So am I the only one whose minis have black backs and black spikes on their head?

I mean, by no means is it a bad paint job, it looks intentional, just makes them almost half black and half red dragons :P


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Just finished unpacking my case, happy to say I got at least one of each again.

This set may yet be Paizo and Wizkid's best set. Whatever issues they had with LoG have been fixed with this set. All the minis looked great. Some of the humanoid faces still need some work, but it's not the end of the world.

I did get 6 Alains though... (3 on horse, 3 regular). Not the end of the world, but I could have used a couple more of the common demons :)

I have to say though, probably my favorite figure was the Low Templar. It is truly awesome looking, the two I got even had good faces. I'll have to use that figure as a PC in my next campaign.


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So I just got my set in, and there's a lot more black than the pictures here show. Is this intended?

Their entire spiky back is pretty much dark grey / black. Even on their heads.


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james knowles wrote:
So, am I the only one who thinks $40 for 3 minis is freaking insane? I'm so glad that Paizo came out with the Pawns line...$40 for a whole box of "minis", now that's value.

I like minis, especially Paizo's line and dislike pawns.

I also paid much less than $40 through the subscription discounts, ended up at $28 for this set.


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Jessica Price wrote:
Curmudgeonly wrote:
Gary Teter wrote:
Digital products assistant is basically production, no design work really. If you've been responsible for shepherding a lot of projects through a graphics production pipeline, you'll know if you're suited for it.

Digital products assistant is production?

What an odd title to give a production position.

I was actually going to ask if Paizo employed any actual producers.

The term "producer" means something different at each game company, and gets used interchangeably with "project manager" a lot (some companies use both titles -- we did at Microsoft -- but the differences between them are pretty nuanced). So technically, yes, Paizo has a producer: me. But I work primarily with the editorial, development, design, and art departments.

Given that we're a small company, outside those departments, a lot of people function as their group's producer/PM even though there's no one designated as a PM for that group. At other companies I've been at, similar positions to the Digital Products Assistant were called "release managers." Or "production assistants." Games job titles really aren't standardized. :-)

Understood :)

Well, if there's ever any PM / Production positions, color me interested :)


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Gary Teter wrote:
Digital products assistant is basically production, no design work really. If you've been responsible for shepherding a lot of projects through a graphics production pipeline, you'll know if you're suited for it.

Digital products assistant is production?

What an odd title to give a production position.

I was actually going to ask if Paizo employed any actual producers.


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We're on book 6 right now, but I'm guessing you won't have those conversions for a while still ;)

Nice work though!


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Bellona wrote:
Does anyone know where the mock-up cover image is from?

That image is actually of Scarwall from Curse of the Crimson Throne.


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Cat-thulhu wrote:

I'm pretty happy with the scale of the battles line. I like the smaller scale on the larger minis and think paizo have hit the correct scaling. I grew increasingly tired of the scale creep that plagued the DDM line.

So that's red and white, wonder when we'll see the others? Black should be an easy do - they already have two sculpts. Green and blue have their gargantuans so a set would round them out nicely. Perhaps the big announcement next week on the mini blog will be about this.

Yea, my guess is black next since they have the sculpts.

We'll have a Gargantuan White with the RoW set, which will make that the first set rounded off.

Still need a Gargantuan Red and Gargantuan Black >.>


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I'm happy to hear that what you pulled off the production line looks good.

Deskari looks awesome, can't wait to get a closer look. His wings look interesting, almost granular.


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Mythic Evil Lincoln wrote:

Yeah, I've become a deft hand at aligning grids. Paizo's products contain mercifully consistent grids, which helps.

Generally, I blow the map up until it's roughly the same size (for 10' squares, a 4:1 ratio). Roll20 has a great tool for this that lets you just highlight 9 squares and it gets you pretty dang close. (Highlight one-and-a-half squares for a quick 10' grid).

Then I just massage the whole thing by lining up one side and stretching or squeezing the other side until it's aligned. I do the Y axis first, then the X axis.

I have it down so it only takes a minute or so, but once this is done, I can turn the VTT gridlines off and rely on the (much prettier) image gridlines.

But if you remove the VTT's gridlines, how does that help? The map still has only 10 foot squares.

Maybe I'm not understanding >.<


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It's not uncommon to get 10 foot maps in the APs, how do people using virtual tabletops like roll20 deal with them?


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I see the thread, thanks!


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Usually we get a post by now indicating when we should expect things to ship :)


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Not yet, they have a blog post every Friday showing new minis in upcoming sets, RoW's will start next week.


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I continue to be uber excited. I'm so very much looking forward to those prestige classes!


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panwuan wrote:
Curmudgeonly wrote:
panwuan wrote:
A large uncommon mini. Any idea what could be?

Out of curiosity, what makes you think Large Uncommon?

I'm seeing that WotR has the same number of Large Rares and Uncommons as the previous set, 7 Rares and 8 Uncommon.

I'm thinking Medium Uncommon.

Not so, there are 9 large uncommons in last 3 sets. I was also thinking about a ash giant, but would rather have something else from the final 2 books.

You are right, Skulls and Shackles had 8 Large Uncommon, I forgot about LoG.

I hope it's large!


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panwuan wrote:
A large uncommon mini. Any idea what could be?

Out of curiosity, what makes you think Large Uncommon?

I'm seeing that WotR has the same number of Large Rares and Uncommons as the previous set, 7 Rares and 8 Uncommon.

I'm thinking Medium Uncommon.

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