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RPG Superstar 2013 Star Voter. FullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 2,366 posts (2,392 including aliases). 92 reviews. 2 lists. No wishlists. 15 Pathfinder Society characters.



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My Favorite Minis

*****

These red dragons are my favorite minis. The paint jobs are of supreme quality (in terms of painting but also color), are actually BETTER than their stock images (which is odd), and worth every penny. The size is great, the details are great, they are perfect. Great care was taken making these.

If you're making more dragon evolution sets, I will gladly pay for them!


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Good Value

*****

The iconic heroes sets are the best character minis that Wizkids have ever done. These sets give consumers good quality minis at a reasonable price.

Having said that, the faces on the miniatures do not contain the level of detail as their stock images on this web site. Not even close. The minis look like minis (which is sometimes a good thing since I don’t like the creepy look on Lini’s face in the stock image). Still, most of the faces look good and contain a level of detail not found in other minis.

Besides the face, the level of detail on their clothes, gear, and even tattoos are perfect, and couldn’t be any better.

It's worth noting that all of the weapons in this set were straight.

Mini specific ratings:

Valeros: Good.

Seelah: Perfect, as good as the stock image. The best mini of the set.

Seoni: Good, but she's missing all of the gold embroidery in her dress.

Sajan: His belt and chest bands were colored light blue, but this is still a close second for best mini of the set. A very good Sajan.

Lini: It's hard to paint details on a mini this small, but they did a great job.

Droogami (Snow Leopard): I wish Droogami looked like his stock image! Unfortunately the mold has no details in his face and it looks like a big blob (although the artist did the best with what they had to work with). The saddle blanket is blue instead of green. Easily the worst mini of the set and more on par with the quality of Pathfinder Battles.


”Pathfinder Card Game Exclusive Cards”:

If you’re into organized play, you’re probably also interested in what the exclusive cards offer.

Fighter (item): Item that buffs constitution checks and allows potions to be recharged. The fighter class deck only has a potion of flying in adventure 3. Even so, this card will likely be used from adventure 3+. This card is too powerful for home play IMHO.

Paladin (armor): Helmet allows character to reveal or recharge to reduce all damage by 2. This card is ridiculously powerful and better than some adventure 6 armor. Needless to say it will be with you from start to end.

Sorcerer (item): Staff allows the character to recharge the item to scout. Useful to start a character and is likely useful for a few adventures.

Monk (weapon): +1 1H sword that allows blessings to be recharged to add a die to your Dex check. I'm assuming this weapon will be useful as soon as a weapon can be added to the deck until the end.

Druid (item): Reveal to add 2 to Survival/close location checks. Discard to exchange with an animal ally in the discard pile. Although I don't believe this is useful to RotRL Lini, I believe this will be extremely useful from start to end for the other druids.

Druid (ally): Recharge for D8 buff to Stealth or Perception. Allows character to move to another location and explore. Another extremely powerful card, will be with you from start to end.


Good product for the right price.


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Good Value

*****

The iconic heroes sets are the best character minis that Wizkids have ever done. These sets give consumers good quality minis at a reasonable price.

Having said that, the faces on the miniatures do not contain the level of detail as their stock images on this web site. Not even close. The minis look like minis (which is sometimes a good thing since I don’t like the creepy look on Lini’s face in the stock image). Still, most of the faces look good and contain a level of detail not found in other minis.

Besides the face, the level of detail on their clothes, gear, and even tattoos are perfect, and couldn’t be any better.

It's worth noting that all of the weapons in this set were straight.

Mini specific ratings:

Amiri: Good.

Ezren: His face looks smushed like a pig and looks nothing like the stock image. His yellow shirt is orange/red. Amazingly all the remaining details on his clothing, buckles and material components are perfect. Although it's acceptable (mostly because of how good the clothing looks), it's the worst mini of this set.

Kyra: Great, amazing level of detail. The best mini of this set.

Merisiel: Good.

Harsk: Good, but his red gloves were brown.

Biter: Good (which is rare for animal minis) but instead of being black and white, Biter was painted black and grey.

”Pathfinder Card Game Exclusive Cards”:

If you’re into organized play, you’re probably also interested in what the exclusive cards offer.

Barbarian (weapon): +1 2H sword. Extremely useful to a starting character and will be used until one of the last adventures.

Wizard (item): Recharge the item to use Arcane for a single non-combat check. Extremely powerful and will be used until the end.

Cleric (blessing): Blessing of the Dawnflower is similar to a blessing of Sarenrae but with the ability to play another blessing on the check. Useful until one of the last adventures when it will be replaced with a blessing that's better overall. Could be a factor in Wrath with mythic charges.

Rogue (item): Boots that buff stealth and acrobatics checks, also allow exchange with an item in the discard pile. Useful to a starting character, I’m not sure about later.

Ranger (item): Discard to buff diplomacy / perception for any character at your location. Reveal to allow scouting if a liquid trait boon is played. Considering that the only liquid item available is found in adventure 5, I don't believe this is a useful boon.

Ranger (ally): Biter allows a character to explore again with a +d6 combat bonus, but only if it’s a monster. Only useful if no other animal allies are available. Not useful, disappointing.


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Brings out the worst in GMs and players

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The main reason I dislike this scenario is that it brings out the worst in GMs and players, and has the ability to suck the fun out of Pathfinder.

Bonekeep was created to challenge players and allow them to power game without regret, yet GMs get ornery when you that. They dislike it when they can’t kill you within the scope of a killer scenario. When they can’t kill you legitimately, they cheat to do so. For example, even though we were supposed to be running subtier 3-4, there were instances where he used subtier 6-7 (because he felt we were gaming the system, even though we barely succeeded in part 1). With help after the scenario, I actually created an entire document on how my GM cheated in over 30 ways. Unbelievable.

Bonekeep 2 is a killer scenario but unlike part 1, I didn’t find this one as creative or interesting.

There's a good chance your character could have a permanent disability by playing this scenario, successful or not (mine does). This is the part that most players dislike.

The worst part is that unlike part 1, there are a lot of sections that are open to GM interpretation, that allow GMs to be complete cheaters. If you want to have any chance of completing this scenario on time, you can’t argue, your biggest enemy is the clock.

Although we were successful (one of the very few groups that were 100% successful at Gencon), it created an un-fun environment for the players both inside and outside of the game, which ultimately resulted in a 2 year hiatus for an entire PFS group.

The GM (who in other circumstances is probably really great) was reported and got a black mark against his name.

Sure, we ran both parts of Bonekeep 1 and 2 100% successfully, gaining all the boons, without a single player death. Having said that, playing this scenario we still "lost".

Not recommended.


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Required Accessory

*****

I’m really surprised there isn’t a review for this product yet since I consider this a required accessory for the game.

If you’re going to be playing a game with more than 4 players, you’ll want this deck so that you have enough cards for everyone at the table (especially if you have several spell casters). You probably won’t have enough of some spells, weapons, or items, but it helps with the problem and beats buying another base set.

You’ll also want this deck for character variety. It makes the base set a lot more replayable since every character has its own playstyle.

The product quality itself is very nice, good card stock. As usual the art is great as well.

The characters are (mostly) well-balanced and are very enjoyable to play, each of them has a slightly different mechanic that makes it fun to play different characters.

About each of the characters:

1) Lini (druid): Lini is a jack-of-all-trades and can beat almost any challenge. She also has the potential to explore many times in a turn. Because of her diversity and ability to explore quickly, I consider her the most powerful character in the game. Borderline broken but enjoyable none-the-less. You can play Lini as a support only character, however she is more effective solo or part of a team.

2) Sajan (monk): This character uses blessings to power his attacks. Initially he is very weak but becomes extremely powerful and versatile as the AP continues.

3) Seelah (paladin): Seelah also boosts her attack by using blessings. Seelah is a good solo character and is somewhat diverse. They did a very good job translating the paladin class from the RPG to the card game.

4) Amiri (barbarian): This character is all about combat and does that fairly well. Having said that, except for a few scenarios she is not a team player. I consider her one of the weakest characters in the game, but she’s fun to play for the challenge.

Anyway, great product.


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