Paizo Top Nav Branding
  • Hello, Guest! |
  • Sign In |
  • My Account |
  • Shopping Cart |
  • Help/FAQ
About Paizo Messageboards News Paizo Blog Help/FAQ
Barbarian

Mazra's page

Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 1,068 posts. 9 reviews. No lists. No wishlists.


RSS

1 to 50 of 1,068 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | next > last >>
Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Anguish wrote:
Introducing a new minis game wouldn't (in my case) net any additional profit because I'm already spending as much as I can/will with Paizo and 3PP. I suspect many others are in similar situations, where their spending capacity is reached.

You likely do not represent the additional demand. Nor does most that post in this thread, myself included. This additional demand is from RPG players that are not gamemasters. Or those that also like Wizkid's clix game. The point is that it would bring in some new buyers, with new disposable income into the marketplace.

It would need to be an easy to learn, fast paced and fun game.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

To reiterate a theme, there are far more players than DMs. DMs will buy a case or two; or cherry pick the monsters in the aftermarket. Players will buy NPCs in the aftermarket. And the coolest miniatures rise to the top. That is why the iconics are selling at high prices in the aftermarket. The demand for these are the greatest.

The Dungeons and Dragons miniatures (DDM) line was very successful through very many sets. But in addition to appealing to players of the RPG, they created a separate game that used the miniatures. All miniatures whether monsters or NPC types were needed by all players. Power pieces from this "skirmish" game were in high demand during its heyday. This "skirmish" game created an additional demand.

When the economy tanked in 2008, Wizards of the Coast cut cost and discontinued the miniatures game. In their own words, the miniatures game only represented one third of the sales. ONLY!!! I don't know too many businesses that can survive losing one third of their business. Where is the DDM line today?

Overall the Pathfinder Battles line has done well without an added miniatures game associated with it. How much better could it do if it had one? It seems to me that Wizkids has a certain knack for creating miniature based games. Maybe they can't come up with something without using a clix base. Just a thought.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

This is a good consensus.

Thanks everyone!

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I have always played it that you can add one rank to a single skill per level. However the rules are not clear about this.

I have a player with a 13th level Ranger that decided he wanted to start crafting magic weapons, taking the Craft Magic Weapon feat. He had never put any ranks previously into Spellcraft. He wanted to put all his level ranks into just Spellcraft. I allowed it since the rules were silent on the subject, as far as I can tell.

Is there any clarity on he subject?

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Alex Smith 908 wrote:
Mazra wrote:


Sea Serpent. Just because no one has ever made one.
Tome of horrors 2 kickstarter just unveiled a sea serpent mini. Admittedly it is only large sized, but there is one.

I was referring to Gargantuan in size, but I get your point. I need to check out that Kickstarter. A Gargantuan Sea Serpent could double for the Black Magga in Rise of the Runelords, an encounter I found difficult to find a proxy.

Every set after Rise of the Runelords has had something that helped fill out the ranks:

Shattered Star - Hound of Tindalos, plus the Hill Giant, Wyvern, Wrath Demon and Elementals all proved useful.

Skull & Shackles - Sea Troll

Legends of Golarion - Sandpoint Devil

Wrath of the Righteous - Slime Demons, Demonic Familiar, even Areelu or Nocticula could be useful.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Very cool pose on that Gargantuan White.

My votes for other Gargantuans:

Gargantuan Red. Amazingly I don't believe anyone has ever made one.

Young Tarrasque. A regular Tarrasque would be Colossal of course. But a Gargantuan one would be better than none.

Sea Serpent. Just because no one has ever made one.

Night Crawler. For the shear terror of it.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Late to the party here, I am just finishing up running Part V, Sins of the Savior from the Rise of the Runelords Anniversary edition. The Runeforge is a challenging buzz saw of death for 13th or 14th level characters. Coupled with the first four parts of Rise of the Runelords Anniversary edition, this Adventure has been nothing short of Epic, rivaling Gygax's Giants and Drow series.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

First you give us the interesting and exotic Maftet.

Then you give us a very fine sculpt of a much needed Faun.

Next a truly unique looking Mirror Man. The fringes on his robe look really good.

And finally, I was hoping you would include a Catoblepas when thumbing through the AP. And you delivered.

Superb preview.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Chiming in with a "thumbs up" on the female Ice Troll. She is fantastic. Looking forward to this next set. I just hope I have better luck with the next case with far fewer broken miniatures.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Rob McCreary wrote:
Mazra wrote:

Thanks Pigraven for playing Toto and revealing the wizard behind the curtain. ;). Many wonderful insights! They are as appreciated as the minis themselves.

The Falcon looks great. With the Fox, you have a great start for animals in the set. There is already a great option for a
Raven out there. I am surprised that Paizo is not carrying these.

You mean this raven and these minis? We do!

I must have been looking in the wrong place. Thanks for the links.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Thanks Pigraven for playing Toto and revealing the wizard behind the curtain. ;). Many wonderful insights! They are as appreciated as the minis themselves.

The Falcon looks great. With the Fox, you have a great start for animals in the set. There is already a great option for a
Raven out there. I am surprised that Paizo is not carrying these.

The Winter Guard Falconer is needed. DDMs had the Male Elf Ranger from their Player's Handbook Heroes series. But this is very different from that one.

Yes we needed a Female Centaur. Females are so underrepresented outside the core PC races.

Another great preview. Off to plasticrypt to work on my Wrath of the Righteous in hand review. :)

Grand Lodge

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I adore Feiya and Daji. Just fantastic!

And, of course, you had to have Baba Yaga. Too bad you couldn't do a Hut on giant chicken legs. ;)

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Those appear to be the best looking Succubi made to date. Look forward to having them in hand. Nocticula would have been a better proxy for Delvahine than what I used.

So a Succubus is the "big bad". I like it!

Not only have you fully uncovered the Succubus, you managed to fully cover one too. ;)

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Is there an actual release date for the set?

Thanks!

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Arueshalae is fantastic. I was hoping for her when I saw her image on the cover of The Midnight Isles.

The Vescavor Queen is nothing short of wicked. Cool!

Thanks for another awesome preview.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

This really looks to be a fantastic set.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

What an EVIL preview.

I really like the Death Demon and the Invidiak.

Grand Lodge

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Another cool preview. I really like how the Rift Drake hangs on its clear post. Menacing!

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I am getting cold just looking at these miniatures. Sweet!

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Imrijka looks really good. I do like that hat.

Having both a mounted and un-mounted option for a mini is a good idea. I would like to see more of that for PC types.

The Demoda...I mean Fiends are nice to see. It is always cool to have another option to torment my PCs.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Wow! Just when I though it couldn't get any better. I will have to chat about this more over at the Plasticrypt site.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Enlight Bystand is enlightened. Wizards of the Coast through ownership of the Dungeons & Dragons brand has copyrights on many of the names. Personally, I am fine with "Demonic Familiar". And even more so with "Sloth Demon" as that creature doesn't even remotely resemble the D&D Dretch.

Thanks again for another great preview. Wrath of the Righteous is looking a lot like a less than casual stroll through the Abyss.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

From the flaming sconse on the top of its head, to the downward pointing Star, the intricate sash, and the large mancatcher or partisan style polearm, this does look like the real world cultic image coming to life. I look forward to reading its stats. This one could potentially be one of the great challenges in fantasy RPG gaming.

Seeing a female in other forms is nice to see. Hepzamirah is a welcome addition. The paint job on this master is fantastic. You can see a lot of details in this fantastic sculpt. Has there been a female minotaur made before in PPMs?

The Minotaur has a very classic look. King Minos would be proud. I look forward to a big fight with eight to ten Minotaurs on the map.

Minagho definitely has that Demon look. The midnight bluish color of the armor is just right for a Rogue. Paint some eyes on it, and you have a nice Tiefling mini too.

The Baphomet Cultist may be one of my favorites. The black breastplate with gold trim, the truly exotic polearm, and then make it a female all adds to the plusses to this mini. This would make a good looking city guard to some extra-planar city.

The green armor, the scythe, makes this bearded Deskari Cultist a nice addition. Not since corn-fed Fred, Human Commoner, from way back to Harbinger have we seen a main line combatant with a scythe. {The Cleric of Nerull from Dragoneye was more of a leader or captain type.} I could see some wanting this Deskari Cultist as a scythe wielding PC.

Another good looking preview. Thanks!

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Cleanthes wrote:
Mazra wrote:
It is more than a little silly to expect any adventurer to not have a little grime on them.
Sir, allow me to introduce you to a little spell called prestidigitation. My fastidious elf wizard never leaves home without it :-)

I see. It just wouldn't do to have dirty Paladin. I have been playing fantasy RPGs a long time, and the need to use Prestidigitation to keep the Paladin squeaky clean has not come up. But it is funny.

Grand Lodge

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
DropBearHunter wrote:

another female in a shiny brestplate,

why no love for the male paladin players?

well, I guess they can polish Alain or re-paint him in gold

I think Alain "as is" would proxy very nicely for a Paladin. It is more than a little silly to expect any adventurer to not have a little grime on them.

Also, that is no ordinary female. There are precious few female Half-Orcs out there in PPMs.

Grand Lodge

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Creature names copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast (Hasbro) unique to the Dungeons & Dragons brand can only be used through the Open Gaming License (OGL). You can't put the OGL info on a miniature, so Wizkids must use a name not under copyrights. At least this is how I understand it.

So the name Mummy is not a copyrighted name thus no foul. But the name Balor is unique to D&D. D&D was under restraints too and could not use the copyrighted name Balrog. It was licensed by some obscure author's estate. ;)

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Fantastic!

I don't know which I like best. I have a thing for Chimera's and that looks to be a beauty. I like how the goat head is bending around the back. The black highlights on the White Dragon head and spots on the White Tiger are nice touches.

I look forward to the day I can drop two or three Half-fiend Minotaurs on my gaming table. The collective "oh $h!+" will be priceless. That is one menacing looking creature.

I don't believe there has ever been a Half-Orc Female Paladin made in PPM. Irabeth will be a very welcome addition. I really like the design on her shield.

The Low Templar has a lot of detail for an Uncommon. He looks great for an NPC or other low level hireling.

I want a horde of Schir Demons. This is one great looking common. From the long goat horns to the intricate polearm there is a lot to like with this mini. I am a fan of polearms anyway, so this is a plus.

The one thing that catches me about Alain is how loaded down he is. That is what you would expect from an adventurer. I could see many using this as their PC in the future.

I thought the last Legend of Golarion preview blew me away. This tops it!

Finally, the speed of how often sets are released will ultimately be based on how fast Wizkids is moving product. If they start seeing a "log jam" in inventory, they will slow it down. Has their been a "log jam" yet?

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Another awesome set Erik. Thanks to Wizkids, Paizo and you for making it happen. Look forward to getting them in hand.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I am 100% with you on your comments DeathQuaker except not being a fan of Summer Glau. As River Tam she possessed a grace of movement I have seldom seen in an actor. Of course as a Browncoat, we have a soft spot for any that causes trouble for the Alliance.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

First, I really like the Slurk. Love the concept. I want a bunch.

Second, I like the variety in the Kobolds. I look forward to getting a small army.

Third, I am happy to hear about the sales of the last two full sets. But I am very sad to hear about the builder series. Has the planned January release of Wrath been moved? Though I plan to buy a case whenever it is released, stretching it out to February or March may not be a bad idea to give those on a budget a little time to catch up.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

It is. :)

Wizards of the Coast through their Dungeons and Dragons brand holds the license for the name Stirge.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Anguish wrote:

Hmmmmm. Methinks the Marsh Giant will work reasonably well as a Mammy Graul stand-in.

Also, very cool. I caught the "designed to work four in a 10x10 square" design. That should work well. Better than one big turd, which we've seen for swarms before.

Really, all in all a great week.

The best Mammy Graul proxy in Pre-painted miniatures, that is until Erik and Wizkids approves one. At least this proxy is also made by Wizkids.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Awesome! Should I just have my payroll checks direct deposited to Paizo's account to keep it simple?

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Sweet stuff Big Jay. Thanks for posting.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

OK! That works. :)

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

The Marid is simply beautiful.

Now the Shaitan has a more impish appearance. Reminds me a little of a tall version of Gozer from Ghostbusters. I like it.

The Jann would make a good PC or NPC, or as a Jann. I could see finding a use.

The Medium Black does have a wicked pose. He will be a welcome addition.

I like the Hodag. I like that it is Large and Uncommon too. It could proxy for any Large lizard-like critter.

Another awesome week of previews.

Did I mention that the Marid is beautiful. :)

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

The popularity of the Iconics in the aftermarket says it all. Iconics are here to stay. Seoni and Amiri are already hard to get. So a new sculpt of those may be in our future. So if you really don't like your Iconics put it up on Ebay or go to one of the trade sites. You are likely to see some activity.

Personally I really like the Iconics. A player is using Merisiel for her Elf Rogue. Harsk is being used for a PC's cohort. They are often the best painted miniatures in the hobby. I am still amazed over Kyra. I am itching to find a spot to use this exceptional miniature.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Another great Friday preview.

It is so cool to be able to get miniatures of things never before made in pre-painted plastic.

It is appreciated. BTW - Gross is a really good thing.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Hell yes!

The Scourge Hellknight would be an awesome proxy for a Death Knight.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Matrix Dragon wrote:

I've already GMed through Serpent's Skull, but I am probably going to have to pick up some of these serpentfolk for when I start my mythic expansion of that campaign!

Nullpunkt wrote:
Yessss! Now all my Serpent's Skull campaign needs is an ** spoiler omitted **

I wanted a mini for that battle badly that I spent a month making one... :D

Major Serpent's Skull Spoilers

Nice mod! Good job.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Sssssuperbly ssssspecial, ssssstylishly sssssituated, ssssssoaring ssssssuccessssss.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Truly well deserved. Can we get some pictures for us that could not come to the Con?

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

You did the Sandpoint Devil! That is awesome. Good choice. There really is nothing quite like it out there. It is iconic in its own right.

Lini is really cute. And as I mentioned in other threads, cute is hard to achieve in prepainted plastic. Especially one that is small in size.

The Seugathi is disgusting. Another good thing in PPMs.

I really like Sajan's pose. He may be the best Monk yet in PPMs.

The Djinni is truly special. The wispy beard is a nice touch.

Pathfinder's take on Bugbears is slowly starting to grow on me. This mini will do a lot to further me along my transition. I like its apparent girth. And with it being a common, I may have to start putting away my DDM versions. Though I will always have a fond place for the Bugbear Footpad from Giants of Legend, the mini I used when I ran The Sunless Citadel.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

@arbados - the Brinewood Queen's miniature is a nearly precise representation of the Brinewood Queen's artwork in the AP, sculpt, color, everything.

On Trolls - As a size comparison, the H&M Trolls is about the same size as the Harbinger Troll. So small Trolls tend to run in the family early in miniature lines. :)

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Great wrap up Erik. Thanks.

I have read a lot of criticism about the Sea Devils. I think they look fantastic together. We have so been needing an aquatic themed set.

When should case subscribers have these beauties on their doorsteps?

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I could use Seltiyel now for a player's Eldritch Knight cohort. He looks cool.

The Hammerhead is welcome. I have some of Safari, Ltd.'s Toob Sharks, but none are a Hammerhead. Plus having the Sharks on a clear post and base is better for gameplay. So these are welcome.

The Wasp is a surprise. He too will be a welcome addition.

This set has sealed it for us, Skull & Shackles will be the next AP we run.

Thanks to Wizkids, but importantly to you Erik for your leadership in making this happen.

Grand Lodge

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Kor - Orc Scrollkeeper wrote:


Sandara Quinn - Sadly, I must say that I really do no like this mini. My preference is "action pose and weapon in hand" for PC/NPC minis.

Kor, you are entitled to your opinion. But I must disagree. We have Admiral Thrune, Isabella Locke, the Pirate Sailor, Tessa Fairwind, plus Natalya Vancaskerkin from Shattered Star with weapons in hand. It is refreshing to me to have a mini without a weapon in hand. Personally, I need non-combatants for town or tavern encounters; or just for flavor in a setting. Plus I don't recall a PPM with a pipe. That is special alone.

I too would be curious how easy it would be to remove the spell effect.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I am speechless. There is no proper adjective to adequately describe the Daughter of Imerta. There is nothing like it in PPMs.

I still really like the Lady Ghoul. This is a truly cool mini.

I was wondering if you would do Isabella Locke. Her artwork in the AP is stunning. This mini looks to be a nice compliment.

Luccaria is creepy. Creepy is always a good thing in PPMs.

Sandra Quinn looks good too. I really like the pipe. She does look like she is missing an eye. Easy enough to correct, but it would be better if I didn't need to.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

The Pirate Sailor is more like a Female Swashbuckler. But as that the mini is excellent.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Actually this mini very closely resembles the Aranea in hybrid form. So either way it is an excellent proxy for an Aranea. Or better yet, throw a Paeta at your party. :). Cool looking mini.

That is not what I imagine when I think Pirate Sailor. But I like the mini. Look forward to getting several.

The Wererat has nice details for a common. With the DDM versions they will make for a nice looking encounter.

1 to 50 of 1,068 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | next > last >>

©2002–2014 Paizo Inc.®. Need help? Email customer.service@paizo.com or call 425-250-0800 during our business hours: Monday–Friday, 10 AM–5 PM Pacific Time. View our privacy policy. Paizo Inc., Paizo, the Paizo golem logo, Pathfinder, the Pathfinder logo, Pathfinder Society, GameMastery, and Planet Stories are registered trademarks of Paizo Inc., and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Pathfinder Adventure Path, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Player Companion, Pathfinder Modules, Pathfinder Tales, Pathfinder Battles, Pathfinder Online, PaizoCon, RPG Superstar, The Golem's Got It, Titanic Games, the Titanic logo, and the Planet Stories planet logo are trademarks of Paizo Inc. Dungeons & Dragons, Dragon, Dungeon, and Polyhedron are registered trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and have been used by Paizo Inc. under license. Most product names are trademarks owned or used under license by the companies that publish those products; use of such names without mention of trademark status should not be construed as a challenge to such status.