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To be honest, there's a lot to love about the comics.
But from 40 pages with a map for the first 6 issues, we now get fewer pages, no map, and a release schedule that's 'erratic', to say the least.
What's going on folks? I see lots of ambition with the Goblins spin-off and one-shots, but a degree of monthly release consistency would be very welcome. Oh and more pages. And maps.
Liz Courts wrote:
First off, since the stupendously good Eando Kline story I've lost interest in the fiction. But the main problem is that I've forgotten the story / characters by the time a month rolls by and a new chapter comes out.
If the fiction has to stay, how about a 'what has gone before' paragraph at the beginning of every instalment?
Vic Wertz wrote:
Pathfinder ice cream?
Nope, a PC Codex. Full of Paizo players' favourite PCs. With spells and equipment from all Paizo products, not just core.
I want to compare my favourite PC with someone else's.
Maybe it could start life as a Wayfinder-organised competition, to find the most awesomely interesting PCs.
A PC Codex could have a stat block on one page and a full page character backstory and illustration facing...
Adam Daigle wrote:
A gazetteer of a locale, with some NPCs fleshed out a bit, a new monster or two, a couple of new spells and magic items would be great.
I'd also love to see each module come with a different sample party of 4 pre-generated player characters.
But then I'm also keen for Paizo to release a PC Codex book...
But this isn't the full rules set right? Just the intro box?
Yes, the full rules are coming out in hardback form.
Tucked away in a couple of the product description entries for the Beginner Game we get:
'Veteran roleplayers might be interested in the Beginner Game for its abridged introduction to the Edge of the Empire rules, as well as its complete set of dice, maps, and other components (which can be used with the upcoming Core Rulebook).'
'For players who are ready for a more complex, in-depth roleplaying experience, the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire core rulebook will be available. With additional careers, weapons, ships, talents, and much more, the Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook provides a more comprehensive roleplaying experience than the Beginner Game. It is the starting point for a complete line of roleplaying products, including pre-written adventures, sourcebooks with more content for hero players and GMs, and other supplements.'
I suspect that Pawns boxes will ship internationally as 'Games' rather than as Books, making them liable for customs duty in the UK.
This means adding not only the cost of shipping such a heavy box, but a sizeable customs charge (I paid £11.75 - that's around $18 - in customs duty + clearance charge for my Beginner's Box).
Which is why my Bestiary Box was bought through my FLGS.
Nothing Paizo can do about it though.
Just beware if you live in the UK - books don't get duty on them, non-books do...
Dave Gross wrote:
Hey Mr Gross, congrats on the series. They're great characters. Keep up the good work.
Perhaps Mr Sutter could oblige, seeing as he did Radovan for us?
James Jacobs wrote:
Thanks James. Consider this a big thumbs up for ADs.
I did see the Super Genius Games book of them - in fact the blurb they wrote about wizards getting a bit left behind in terms of options was what prompted my original post. It cleanly sums up what I've heard at our gaming table.
Peter Stewart wrote:
Maybe it's a swift action because the area on it, like the area on cone of cold, is so atrocious. I've NEVER seen cold of cold used in play. My party received staff of frost and promptly sold it for exactly that reason. With that in mind I'm not terribly shaken up about this. You are looking at a very situational spell that basically requires you be in front of your fighters with the bad guys within charging distance of you to affect them.
Not if your wizard has the Selective Spell feat...