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Steve Geddes wrote:
Glad to make you smile, Steve. ;-)
Maybe you´ll get a laugh out of this too:
Here´s what Wizkids wrote:
We hope to have an update on the D&D Icons of the Realms Set 7 next week. Thanks for your patience.
And here is what Dungeons & Dragons wrote:
"Unfortunately we do not have any information we could provide at this time, however we're more than happy to get feedback along on your behalf that you'd appreciate some previews before release! Thank you for your patience, and have a great day!"
So, the previews thusfar have had 51 minis (assuming the Court is all under a single "number"), but this entry mentions 52 minis. Is there a surprise in our future?
#1 (Dog) through #44 (Grey Maiden Dragon Rider) are creatures, plus 6 Dungeon Dressings for a total of 49 different minis in the blind boosters.
The Incentive has #50, #51 & #52: Dr. Davaulus, Glorio Arkona & Gnome Executioner.
Liz Courts wrote:
I love the Muldnal!I only have one question, is it right that their bite attack does 1d8 damage, isn´t it normally 1d4 for small creatures?
From the art (and proportions of normal european moles) i´d would have thought they have the "improved natural attack" feat for their oversized claws. ;-)
What an adorable little guy.
Bore Worms are cool, they remind me of "Cthonians" from Brian Lumley´s "The Burrowers Beneath" with their water vulnerability.
The Clockwork Excavator is brilliant and it´s entry holds a wealth of adventure ideas - well done, Liz!
When i look at the photographies of the actual dressing pieces, the following comes to mind:
The rectangular base is slightly larger than a flip-mat square. The height is more than double of most medium minis.
It´s really hard to say with the bad resolution, but it looks like the top could be opened to place the neck of a medium miniature inside...
The size is small, not medium. The details could be great, i´ll have to reserve judgement until i hold it in hand.
An incredible piece on a 2 x 2 base and very tall - looks to either fill the booster box from top to bottom or to come in 2 pieces.
2 squares long, 1 square broad, nothing special really.
A very beautiful and useful piece. Looks to be the size of a round large base and the height of a medium mini. This will see lots of use.
All in all a great selection of dressing pieces.
In other news:
A free 10-20 pages "Players Guide" is a great way to introduce people to Starfinder.
This is much better than having every player read the CRB before, something that´s not going to happen with a lot of people anyway in my experience. ;-)
Finally the last of the old 3.5 Players Companions get´s a Campaign Setting book!
We now have 12 out of 24 nations in Avistan (50%):
Still missing are another dozen:
Steve Geddes wrote:
What do you mean by uncounted, Steve? ;-)
I would love to have more (4-6) of all three to build an army off, but i won't realistically get more than 2 of each.
Thats a real missed opportunity imo, the "rare" rarity isn't good for direct market sales, but only for the secondary market, something neither Wizkids has anything from nor Paizo (besides to a small degree with offering singles).
Many people would like to build armies of general looking minis troops, but the two "Builders Series" blind single-mini boosters concept was a failure.
That being said, this set has an unfortunate choice for large uncommons if compared to the last two sets - RD had 2 horses, a Frost Giant & an enlarged Bugbear, Deadly Foes had 7 uncommon monsters you can use groups of, but CF has only the Giant Scorpion & Bone Devil you can easily use more of. 3 of the 4 large rares would have been more useful as uncommons...
All the enemies from book 1 are included. :-)
It's unfortunate but understandable, that Cessadia Wrentz (book 2) isn't included.
The "Formless Spawn" (huge) from book 3 is missing.
Books 5 & 6 seem pretty completely presented (the gargantuan creatures obviously excluded).
All in all a pretty good (if not perfect) pawn collection, all unique creatures (or stand-ins) for the first two (most played) books are included.
An additional "Mythos Pawn Collection" with all the creatures from Bestiaries 1-6 in larger numbers plus the Great Old Ones and creatures from the "Carrion Crown" & "Strange Aeons" articles & bestiary sections would be nice. ;-)
Trade paperbacks are terrible, horrible things.
My old Pathfinder tpbs (#2-26 at least) are still in very good condition, but the three Tor versions are already very frayed at the edges after one reading.
That being said, i'm used to bound hardcover books, which are of course the best.
Liz Courts wrote:
Thanks for sharing, i'll be checking them out in 2 weeks. :-)I'm especially curious about the Agathion artwork. ;-)
Guys this has been the only Tale in the upcoming section for around six months - are there going to be more tales after this??
Paizo and the Publisher are working something out, but neither can comment on it at the moment due to legal reasons.
The next Pathfinder Tales novel would normally be out in june, so we'll probably and hopefully hear something in may latest. :-)
The Gold Sovereign wrote:
It's easy to see why it fits the Campaign Setting line better. It isn't centered or limited to PC options and we are probably getting lots of GM content to create constructs unique to our settings. Maybe there's also a lot of flavor texts, just like a revisited book.
You're probably right.This is just a little unexpected, i was expecting another regional book like maybe Varisia or Taldor... ;-)
Isabelle Lee wrote:
If you mean the cover with the Red Mantis Assassin, Hellknight and Gray Maiden on it, yeah it looks great. :-)
Also i find the price of $39.99 very reasonable for what´s in it. ;-)
Here are the minis we have already seen:
COMMON (13 small or medium minis, 4-5 in a case)
1 Dream Spider (s)
UNCOMMON (11 small or medium minis, 3-4 in a case)
UNCOMMON (8 large minis, 3-4 in a case)
RARE (8 small or medium minis, 1 in a case)
RARE (4 large minis, 1 in a case)
DUNGEON DRESSING (1-2 in a case)
Here are some creatures that absolutely have to be in the set:
-Shoanti Archer (medium (un)common)
And some that are highly likely:
-Cinderlander (medium rare)
Yeah, i thought the "Androffan" robot designs unlikely to appear in the "Pact Worlds" too, but some are very cool and they could maybe turn up in a later product. ;-)
I was mostly being happy about the "android", "kasatha" & "ratfolk/ysoki" minis we will get (the sculpts look cool! :-)) and the fact that we will get some (different) robots to represent the ones in IG. ;-)
We'll probably never see a gargantuan "Annihilator" robot though...
That's something i was a little wary off too at first, but come to think of it:
-all 3 BotD are sold out,
The only thing about this book that i don't like is, that because of it we get nothing new in the Campaign Setting line for three months (august, september, october) after that line had already paused in march, april and may due to Starfinder needing more development power.
That being said, i hope more old material gets compiled and revised in future hardcovers (like " Complete Varisia" for example, containing the sold out Korvosa, Kaer Maga and Magnimar Campaign Setting books plus additional material about Sandpoint and Riddleport from the RotR and SD APs).
I kinda like that characters only advance 1 level in book 1 and that spellcasters now only have 6 spell-levels.
That being said, maybe only the first AP is taking it slow (players would finish the AP at level 11 or 12 if this advancement-speed would continue) and the second one is a direct follow-up?
James Jacobs wrote:
James, three quick questions if you will:
1. How much (roughly) of this is reprinted material from "Book of the Damned Vol. 1-3" or the Bestiaries (6 included) and how much is all new content?
2. Are there stats for the so far unrevealed Demon Lords in this?
3. Is this book the reason we don´t get a Campaign Setting in september?
Adam Daigle wrote:
That´s totally okay, Adam.Nobody would expect an entire continent described in a - what - 6-10 pages(?) gazetteer.
The islands relevant to this AP are totally enough.
The rest may come later in an "Azlant, sunken Empire of Humanity" Campaign Setting. ;-)
+10 for "Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Zirnakaynin, City of the Drow"!
I was a BIG Marvel fan in the 80s, 90s, 00s and even in the early 10s.
I own literally thousands of Marvel comics and grew up with these characters.
That being said, most Marvel comic series are crap these days.
I also watch a lot of movies and tv series.
To me LEGION is visually the BEST series on tv right now, maybe ever (i get a Twin Peaks vibe sometimes).
I also like Agents of SHIELD, but i have to agree that seasons 1-3 were very hit and miss depending on the episode.
In other news:
"Pathfinder Deep Cuts" unpainted miniatures officially release on wednesday 22nd of march (same day as the unpainted D&D minis).
April 2017 has no miniature releases.
Pathfinder Battles: Crown of Fangs has the (momentary) release date of wednesday 3rd of may (this may get pushed back or not, but will stay in may).
John Ryan 783 wrote:
Do your PCs have to be level 20 to reach level 20 in the militia score?If yes, it´s pointless.
Bonus XP for reaching a Militia Rank is totally useless to me anyway, as i mostly don´t use XP anymore, but tell players when to level up.
Getting additional abilities is better.
That being said, so far most subsystems weren´t worth bothering with (caravan rules being the worst and Hell´s Rebels rebellion system being the best).
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