The most entertaining encounter was surviving a CR15 for 4 rounds. Michael flew above and tried to pierce the Spell Resistance from a distance. Thomas was confused and knocked unconscious, Dan was nauseated and confused, Megz was confused. All save for Michael failed to damage it, 1 out of 5 NPCs they were trying to rescue died (decapitated by a confused Thomas) and a couple beat themselves unconscious while confused/running.
Don't forget Aliens: Colonial Marines.
(Which makes two Gearbox products on the unfinished list)
The Dragon's Demand is the first module to use the format.
The few times I actually get to play as a PC, I play in a Mercenary Game set in Magnimar. The Magnimar map will probably be pinned to the wall. I was surprised by how few maps there were but glad they were big. Thumbs up.
I think an overlooked point here is that if this line really takes off (considering this a relaunch) then they can always add more to the pipeline. (Assuming it doesn't cannibalize AP sales.)
I've run Council of Thieves, Kingmaker, Runelords, and I'm running the first Reign of Winter
I've played in Jade Regent and Carrion Crown
Do you want a theme? There is an AP for that.
(btw the opening for RoW has been incredibly fun)
Kingmaker was a blast to run, my players really bought into it.
Council of Thieves drags in parts but the Sixfold Trial was my all time favorite role playing experience.
Runelords is so easy to pick up and run. It is in the most heavily supported part of the setting and comes compiled in a single cheap volume. Not to mention the minis, or tokens, and other support.
My GM has killed 6 or 7 characters in a 6 player Carrion Crown.
Easiest Recommendation: Runelords.
On the chance that paizo is reading this thread I would like to see a subscription where i can get the entire path including the recommended books like irrisen and people of the north for a path so that i dont have to eat the shipping charges each time and its a oneshot deal each time in case that particuliar path doesnt interest me. Just a thought since although I liked almost every path the westcrown one i didnt care for much as it relies heavily on perform without ever mentioning how important it is that all the players have it.
I think they bundle the APs sometimes for Holiday sales. That is the closest it comes I believe.
Council of Thieves wasn't all that great. But the Sixfold Trial was the most fun I have ever had on a Tabletop.
It does, 4 of my 5 PCs are from Northern Countries and are just in town. I have a line about fate that I have an opportunity to play up about halfway through the book that I will use. But I definitely scratched my head when all the builds were passed by me.
Having run Kingmaker, I personally loved the map folio. It really helped the RP of exploring, kingdom building, and the eventual warfare.
If you can't find it, snag the PDF and Print it out.
Douglas Muir 406 wrote:
The Anniversary Edition is cheaper than the Deluxe (60usd).
But they have said they don't plan on selling compilations of older APs. They maintain that the Runelords update and compilation was a one off.
A small part of me loves the case distribution, especially when I'm opening the last pack wondering if Dullahan is in it. (he was, complete set, very exciting)
My dragon was in perfect shape. I broke the named derro while pulling it out, I'll be able to glue it back. I also had another named derro arrive without his head. I need to take a picture because I'm amused by it, not sure I'll send it in for replacement.
Dear god do I love the golems and elementals in this set.
Great work on the set. I picked up a pack at my FLGS today while I wait on my case. My favorite bit about this set is probably the elementals. I got a medium fire in my pack and I love it. I can't wait to get my hands on the golems.
Time to speculate on the next set? Huge White Dragon, Gargantuan Green Dragon, Animal Companions, mounts, Heroes & Monsters 2, maybe Kingmaker?
There are a thousand Vic posts about it, but even having semi regular compilations of old 3.5 product would serve to undermine the current business model. I personally love the uniqueness of the Runelords AE. If given the choice between rehashing old content and new, I would choose new almost every time.