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Erik Mona

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Publisher, Chief Creative Officer. Pathfinder Society Member. 6,449 posts. 3 reviews. 1 list. 1 wishlist. 1 Pathfinder Society character.


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I can confirm that we do not currently have plans for an Iconic Heroes set featuring the Mythic Adventures iconics.

Many of those will appear in WizKids's "Deep Cuts" unpainted figure line, however.

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Marco knows a lot about Pathfinder Battles.

Sometimes more than I do.

But his knowledge is a bit shaky about this topic, I'm afraid. :)

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OldSkul wrote:
Loving this set. Have y'all ever considered creating lamassu or shedu miniatures? I don't know why but I've been feeling the need to create an adventure featuring one of these for my homebrew game.

I haven't yet seriously considered either of those, but will add them to the list of stuff to take a closer look at.

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Cat-thulhu wrote:

I hope that last large is a bone devil!

Will we get to see actual production minis before the set releases (not paint masters)?

Hope so!

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I'll do what I can on dungeon dressing repaints.

Your estimate is almost right. We've still got:

1 dungeon dressing
2 small/medium rares
1 large rare

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I'm doing an entirely new green martian race for Pathfinder. And a new archetype that probably he and John Carter will both use. About to launch into that seriously on Saturday, in fact!

Thanks for supporting the comic!

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LOL.

Sort of.

Yesterday I spent the _entire day_ in Paizo's conference room in budget meetings, scheduling meetings, and job interviews for someone else's department.

Not exactly the stuff dreams are made of.

That said, today I had a ton of fun creative meetings, not least of which being a 2-hour playtest of the phenomenal Starfinder starship battle rules, so yeah, some days I definitely have a dream job.

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Steve Geddes wrote:
Tell me you weren't a little bit tempted to try and work Ostog the Unslain in.

More than tempted. He appears in the series in issue #3 (as a visual joke/cameo).

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Ask a Shoanti wrote:

Another solution I've seen where the character art depicts an inappropriately attired PC, but the player wants something more practical, is to spring for the cost of the glamered armor quality. Suddenly you've got your platemail or what have you but it now looks exactly like your character sketch. The cost makes it impractical at low levels, but with the flat cost, at higher levels, it's workable.

I felt like that was a cop-out in this case. I can get away with giving Sonja bracers because she wears armbands, which is close enough. She doesn't wear invisible plate mail, so far as I've noticed. A lot of the rules I make for myself in how I go about this are, frankly, arbitrary, but trying to keep it close to the stuff the character actually has is a necessity for me.

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Strife2002 wrote:

Two little nit-picks about the above reasoning not to include that armor type:

1) Monk's would still be screwed, as their abilities are taken away when wearing ANY armor, regardless of stats inherent.

2) Wizards already have an amazing loophole: haramaki armor (Ultimate Equipment). That armor gives a +1 AC bonus, has no max dex penalty, no ACP, and no spell failure chance. It can be enchanted, and doesn't really require Light Armor Proficiency since no penalties for non-proficiency would be derived due to its stats.

EDIT: It's also cheaper than the above armor, and weighs less.

There was an earlier draft of decorative armor that specifically said it didn't count as wearing armor. After that failed, I made one of her archetype powers work so long as you didn't have an armor bonus (which decorative armor didn't provide), but the whole thing turned into a rabbit hole and I ended up going with a much simpler solution.

The haramaki definitely came up often in our discussion.

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One cool thing is we've already done Allevrah. ;)

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Wow. Some great suggestions here. Catfolk. Scorpion-men. EXCELLENT.

As far as our drown go, I prefer the Steve Prescott designs from the Second Darkness covers, so a few of those are a lock of we do draw at all. Drider also seems like a lock.

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All I said was no Red Mantis in Deadly Foes. :)

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I hear everyone on drow.

It may very well be time. Mike and I will crack the seal on the Ebon Archive and see what comes crawling out.

Qlippoth are an interesting thought. I'd love to sneak one or two of them in there, especially since I was the one who brought the whole concept into third edition with Armies of the Abyss.

Agreed on the lack of a lot of good secondary PC race choices. We'll comb the archives for undines, ifrits, oreads, and sylphs especially. Do feel free to post specific image suggestions in this thread, if you've got any.

Kitsune fans are going to BLAST OFF into the stratosphere when they see the cover to Blood of the Beast. Holy hell, that thing is a furry's paradise. God help us all.

I think ratfolk are very strong candidates. Lots of good art for them poking around here and there. Ditto tengu. Both of these races seem to be particularly popular, which is cool.

A Cthulhu-esque monster or two is always welcome. Maybe there's something juicy from the first few volumes of Strange Aeons. Hmmmm.

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone! Keep 'em coming!

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You're going to freak out at an awesome orc in the next set. Seriously.

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Cat-thulhu wrote:
I intentionally didn't list red mantis because we are going to get them in this set! Right Erik? please say yes, please...

No Red Mantis in Deadly Foes.

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We did a smaller catalog this year, which we distributed at Gen Con.

I'll see about getting it on the website ASAP.

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We're still working on it, but it turned out to be significantly more awesome and complex than we originally counted on, so we've shuffled the schedule around a little bit.

The book is currently in development, but we haven't slotted it onto the schedule officially yet.

There are still several high-profile Pathfinder projects for 2017 that have yet to be announced.

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Gorbacz wrote:
Marco Massoudi wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Who is the creator of Galt?
I think Jason Bulmahn is.
Actually, it's Erik Mona.

Guilty.

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Glad to have lived up to your hopes, Marco! :)

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Naw. We looked around a bit, but no one gave us quite that special Kenway feeling.

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Werthead wrote:

Wait, there's an episode where Aubrey Plaza plays PATHFINDER? And I still can't watch it.

I was lucky enough to be in the audience for that one, and got to see it live. :)

It was pretty amazing!

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Pathfinder is named in the credits and all of the books and stuff are clearly visible on the table, in the introductions, etc.

They originally recorded hour-long sessions and then edited around them to focus on the funniest stuff. It's quite possible that the few overt mentions were cut, but if you look at the credits, Pathfinder is clearly identified as the game they are playing.

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Thank YOU, Steve! :)

Apologies for any technical glitches. We'll do our best to address those on Monday.

The good news is that the Golem Clearance is going to be around for a good while! :)

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Some great ideas here, folks!

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Marco Massoudi wrote:

Can we still make some suggestions for set 12, Erik? ;-)

Please do!

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Eviljames wrote:
Any chance of doing more with the unpainted metal line with Reaper? These are nice and all but I'm a painter and I'm not as fond of blind random packs. All that ever seems to get added to Reaper's line are the iconics and one or two npc's from the adventure paths. The black dragon mini has been in limbo for ages. What's up?

Reaper has more stuff in the pipeline! I approved eight figures at the GAMA Trade Show a few weeks back, and they look fantastic.

I think the transition to focusing on Bones and the fulfillment of all those Kickstarters knocked back a lot of Reaper's new minis plans, but they are moving forward and I expect new product to start flowing soon.

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Authors are listed as they are because of the alphabet. Just chiming in to add that this is largely Jessica Price's book. I for one can't wait to read the whole thing!

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We looked into this pretty heavily, actually. My original Starfinder proposal had things going to 10th level, believe it or not.

That said, after tinkering with the implications for a few months, we've decided that Starfinder, like its older brother, will go all the way to 20th level.

In part this is to allow for greater compatibility between the systems. The underlying game is largely the same, so it makes sense to have the range be the same, too.

Yeah, a lot of people don't play between 16 and 20, but that seems a safer place to end things than 10, which is right in the sweet spot that a lot of people enjoy playing the most.

So the final game will go to 20th level.

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Very interesting that you ask this question now!

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Yeah, awesome!

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Marco Massoudi wrote:
Erik Mona wrote:

I have not received any official word from WizKids of a set delay.

That doesn't mean there won't be one, just that I have not received word that there will be one.

If that changes, I'll change the release month in my blogs. Until then, or if I never do, I won't. :)

I know you are too busy right now (and with Gen Con round the corner and your Hellywood career that is understandable ;-)) but is there any ETA on the Paizo Product Catalogue 2016?

I rather like these... :-)

I'll be working on the catalog this week and the next, with an eye toward getting it out at Gen Con.

Fingers crossed!

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The adventure is in editing right now. It fell behind Curse of the Crimson Throne, which went to press last Friday, so it's making its way to the top of the pile. I've got a meeting about it later this afternoon to kick it up a few notches.

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A mini of the iconic spiritualist would cover the old and disabled requests in a single figure.

The occultist is also obese, or at least "quite fat."

So it would be awesome to have minis of the Occult Adventures iconics, that's for sure!

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I have not received any official word from WizKids of a set delay.

That doesn't mean there won't be one, just that I have not received word that there will be one.

If that changes, I'll change the release month in my blogs. Until then, or if I never do, I won't. :)

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Misroi wrote:
Then again, Alternity was never designed to be a competing product with D&D2E. It was designed as a playtest for 3E. Similarly, I believe that the Star Wars Saga Edition game was designed as a playtest for 4E rules. As a result, I'm suspecting that Starfinder might end up being the precursor to a second edition of Pathfinder, but we're a few years away from that happening by my estimation.

Without getting into the conspiracy theories about Starfinder, I do not believe that it was the case that Alternity was in any way a stalking horse for third edition D&D. That argument can certainly be made for Star Wars Saga (although see Owen's post, above), but from having worked at WotC during the end of Alternity and the beginning of third edition, I'm not aware of any connection between the two.

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Thanks, Kuro! Ostog is going to make a cameo appearance in the next run of Pathfinder comics, but as of yet it's simply a background cameo. Surely that is not enough to hold his ego down, however, so one never knows where he might pop up next!

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We'll keep the bed warm for you.

(Blue and Red sheets available.)

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Kodyax wrote:
Raid the UFO community for ideas as well as Science Fiction.

We've been doing this for Pathfinder, so it's difficult for me to imagine us stopping. :)

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Hey, I've written some stuff! Namely levels in Thornkeep and the Emerald Spire. :)

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Steve Geddes wrote:
Erik Mona wrote:

Actually, ERIK MONA's like or dislike of Doctor Who is what's important here.

I'm also the guy who came up with the "Golarion is missing" angle.

Make of that what you will. :)

How much fun would it be to get to write one of the first AP instalments?

Chance of a lifetime, I reckon. :o

Quiet, you.

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James Jacobs is busy creative directing _Pathfinder_ and working on a passel of sekrit projekts.

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Actually, ERIK MONA's like or dislike of Doctor Who is what's important here.

I'm also the guy who came up with the "Golarion is missing" angle.

Make of that what you will. :)

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Starfinder will be a lot more sci-fi than Spelljammer, at least visually. Think sealed starships in the vacuum of space shooting beam weapons at each other more than flying galleons with people shooting fireballs at each other.

Ok, maybe the fireball part.

Oh, also in Starfinder all of the players will have a role in ship-to-ship combat rather than just one.

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Yeah, I want to do a house cat eventually. Not this set, though.

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The event is held in concert with Miniature Building Authority, which provides the terrain. It is a non-ticketed event in the Sagamore Ballroom, and is open pretty much the entire con.

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I dunno, there are still a bunch in this set.

I won't stop until I've done all of them, or until someone makes me stop. :)

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Thanks in advance for folks helping our team raise funds this year! I'm very excited about the cool dungeon we put together for last year's effort, and having played this year's games I'm really looking forward to Paizo doing very well in this year's tournament.

If you backed my efforts last year, I still owe you some "thank you" swag, which I'll be sending out shortly. Expect to hear from me soon to confirm shipping details. Thanks for your patience, as this process has taken a lot longer than I anticipated last year. But your stuff is coming soon!

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i.e. that I'd have enough of it to do two different catalogs.

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It'll likely come out between PaizoCon and Gen Con.

And, alas, no, there will probably only be one catalog this year. Our plans to split it up were based on some assumptions about my time that turned out to not be true.

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