I use small rubber bands that I "stole" from my daughters. You can get a 200-300 bag for a couple of dollars and there's enough colors.
It's easy to see color on the base, nothing permanent (but generaly stay a while if I wish to use the minis on more than one session). Also they fit on medium and large base. For small base I found smaller one that fit.
I'll stick with PF1. Too much money(books and HeroLab) and time invested as well as options for a lifetime. Same thing for Adventure path and modules, I have 2 groups and can run them forever. We are all near or over 40 and the majority don't want to learn all again, some haven't catch some basic rules after 10 years...
As a GM, I think my player prefer to keep it as it is and I have a load of adventures I'd like to run that I already own that I wouldnt have to convert.
As a player, each time I make a new PC I play it for 2-3 years, so I'm not near to have tried all that I'd like in PF1
That said, I will probably buy the PF2 CRB out of curiosity and see what it is, and I may add I'm preaty sure it will be well done. For futur AP, il continue to get each new one as I like reading them for the story. If I like an AP so much that it's what I want to run, I will probably convert it to PF1. Same thing for Campaign settings, I like them for the lore and will continue to get them, with maybe the exception of the more mechanic oriented ones.
I understand why Paizo is doing that move and like I said, I'm sure it will be great but I'm not changing and while not perfect I still enjoy PF1 a lot as do my players.
For case I buy trough my flgs(canada). The total cost is a bit less than when I order it (order+shiping+custom).
For individual minis, I tend to limit my order just shy of 100$ mark as they seem to ignore less than 100$ packages fot custom tax. Maybe it cost more to process these than it pay in tax.
Also I noticed they fully tax books even if they aren't supposed to. There is a way to appeal for a wrong tax fee but I suppose it's not worth the time and efforts it takes.
Thank you Oliver. I sure know about the blog as I eagerly await each monday blog. For the tiger it was an unreveled mini that I was happy to see.
Mark your blog are great and realy entertaining. Looking foward for the nexts. Near the release will you do blog with pictures of actuals mini? I would be great to read/see.
auto failed will save for me...
will it be released with a main set of random mini called Fallen Star or it's the name of the ship taken form the famous sea and it will be stand alone as Orcus, or the Collossal red?
Thank you Marco fo sharing this.
In others news it seems like a lot of time passed since we eard about Monster Menagerie 3
I use colored elastic rubber bands of my daughters. It's like 2$ for 300.
I just put it around bases (mini in my case but works the same for pawns) when facing multiple oponents of the same kind. Now it's easy to keep track of blue orc HP or red orc turn. I put the color in the creature name in Herolab to make the combat manager easy to track.
Thank you Rednal,
I have read most of RA and have another group in Tsar. The first group is a good groop for this kind of game, they're more into deep delves than deep story.
What stopped me in from running it the past was tthe mapping, I realy suck at it and RA have a lot of enormous maps.
Now these digital maps will be perfect, we play on a lcd pannel Embedded in our gaming table and it will make my life way easier.
I don't think that kind of presure is what make Erik or Michael like to make the blog.
I realy like these blogs and look foward to them, but on the other side, this kind of post taste weird..
I remember Erik seems to like writing these blogs until he didn't anymore. With some search I bet I can point the week that change.
I think you could tone it down a bit.
If the guys at Paizo keep having fun doing what they do, it will be more fun for us and i'm sure they will come more often to us..
In the comments of the april 7th blog somebody posted a link with some info on the next set, Maze of Death.
At the time, people, me included, took the announced Elemental lords for one huge of each. Aren't they named Elder Elemental ?
And the Elemental Lords (Ymeri,Hshurha, Ayrzul and Kelizandri)and not necessary huge, Ymeri is large.
If so we'll have more unique creatures. Or maybe they just chose to use the word "lord" for the huge elder.
We'll see when/if the do one of the 2, but the pdf of those tho are 42$ each, (rasor is 40$, so comparable) I doubt the rw pack will be 10$...
After reading thinking about it, I don't find the licencing that bad and I see the advantage for those who have the PDF. It just shouldn't be the only option. A second option like they do with Frog god game should be available without the PDF, and it's ok if the price is higher, I don't ask anyone to give anything.
Rasor Coast from FGG is "only" 50$ with no need to buy the PDF. And I'm certain that FGG are not giving it to LoneWolfe. It's near 600 pgs.
For a Paizo AP it's (6x18$) for the PDF and using the price of RW for dragons demand as an example (6x10$) for the RW licence. It's 168$ since I have only a physical copy of the books.
I know different compagnies, diferent context will give different price from one Publisher to another. But here from my point of view the difference is huge!
I understant that, but if a VVT package is released it's a plus value, if i want that (I don't) I'll pay the price. The PDF add nothing for me.
In a few weak I'll buy the final part of Strange AEons, how can I justify burning 108$ again for Something that I already own and will not use?
From my point of view, I have two choices:
Letting the owner of my flgs down and saying I'll order directly from Paizo in the futur. I can't do that I know the guy quite well and It's kind of against my principles. This option only adress futur product case.
Or just forget RW, and I may have to actualy take that option.
I realy see the value for subscriver and I wish I was one but the reality is I choose, a few years back, another valid way to get Paizo products and now I get the message that I choose wrong and have to do it again.
And just to be clear, I never had anything again paying what it cost for conex products be it HeroLab, pawns or anithing that circle around a path or module. The PDF is another story, since it's the same product in a different container.
It would be just to add what Paizo want from a licencing point of view to the actual cost of the product and not discriminate how we get the books.
It's no good news for those who like me don't use pdf and buy physical book in local game store. In part to help a small buisiness in a small town and in part because I'm not in the US and it's cheaper this way with the shipping/custom tax I must pay when ordering from Paizo. I'm not including the exchange rate here since it hit me either way.
I had plan to use Realms Work when the content market open... Now I look at it I'm not so sure.
Curse of the Crimson Throne, 60$ no problem!(By the way I buy every single Paizo book, miniatures etc)
Hero Lab files 25$, no problem, it add to what I have.
Realms Work files, don't know yet say 50$? Fine again it's a plus from what I get.
The Pdf of COTCT(wich I have no use) : 42$ Annnnnd it's here that it itch
A compagny that use a licence like Lone Wolf must pay Something to Paizo, that's normal. And the final price of their products will include that. Now the model force to buy again a product I buy last year and its true for every past adventure path I own that RW decide to do that I'd like to own in RW.
For futur Paizo products, a redeemable code for PDf, may be a solution for case like that, but for past 110+ AP volumes it's lost
No he generally receive 1 copy via his distributor and I generally take it. It's juste that he can't tell if/when he will receive itlike he do for Paizo products.
I know that the safest way to miss nothing is to back the Kickstarter or order directly from them but unfortunatly I'm not in the US and with the shipping, buying them at local store is realy cheaper for me.