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Erik,
I think that you've done an excellent job at balancing the character/monster mix. I understand whey various people will individually want more of either, but I think you've managed to get the right proportion. And I think that you've responded well to gaps (more female characters, female monsters, animals,...)
I also hope that you don't sacrifice your one weird choice per set, as I usually find them to be an interesting addition. However, it is possibly a problem when it is an AP-themed set and both your choice and the case incentive come from outside the AP (not actually referring to this set, as it's obvious plans changed).
I'm okay with the switch to fewer sculpts going forward. I can see a time where we may get "sequel sets" for the popular AP's (ex Reign of Winter 2), because there will be enough cool things left to represent.
However, it is extremely unfortunate that it was implemented with this set, and apparently partway through the process. I'm quite certain the choices would have been different if this had been a smaller set from day 1. And personally, my group will be well into Book 3 by the release date, so the changes will impact my purchase... I'm already past the majority of the set, based on distribution.

As far as Tiny miniatures, I would be perfectly happy if I got a Small atomie or lyrakien (for example) which I could just say is Tiny. And size didn't stop us from getting a Quickling ;)

I'm very interested to see what comes next... and the one after that.

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You should post this in the Pathfinder Society section of the boards. I'm sure the thread will get moved there on Monday.

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Isil-zha wrote:
HM had only 40+1 figures.

Apologies.

I couldn't remember, and looked on Kor's site. There is an error on the main page, but I should have counted.

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Heroes and Monsters was the same size as this set, 55 miniatures. And Legends of Golarion was also thematically loose.

But I agree with you that Damiel is the most likely of those 3 remaining characters from the APG.

On the bright side, there should be a lot more available iconics around the time of the next minis release :)

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TheOrangeOne wrote:
Please Announce who the other Iconic is going to be :)

I'm not 100% sure that there will be another iconic. Has Erik said there will be?

The iconic party used in this AP is Feiya (revealed), Imrijka (in WotR), Lini (in LoG), and Valeros (BBH).
The iconics who have not been minified are Reiko and Hayato (probably being saved for an eventual Jade Regent set), Balazar, Alahazra, and Damiel. The last 3 don't really feel like a fit for me, especially Balazar, because he would require another mini for his eidolon.
They have released a set before with only 1 iconic.

I actually hope that I'm wrong, because I love the iconic minis, but I don't think we can assume there is another until it's announced.

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Sara Marie wrote:
robot chris: I would either be the Best Bard Ever, or the Worst Bard Ever

It's totally possible to be both at the same time.

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Something tells me that at least one of the captions may be untrue...

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Yakman wrote:
Comrade Anklebiter wrote:
Snyder to Detroit’s Retirees: Survive on One-Third Less
Honestly, should they expect what they were promised when the city was twice as large and financially healthy?

Not just promised, but guaranteed in a legally binding contract.

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Yup, a few threads on this already.
It started with the website changes, and is on the list to fix.
Meanwhile, you can access the Blog (and fiction thru the Blog) by clicking on the link in the grey bar above.

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Sara Marie wrote:

70 favorites post

gary: number of quotes in 70-favorite post by pmg: 4

gary: number of quotes in 70-favorite post by sm: 1

gary: % of favorites allocated to pmg: 75%

gary: you have to do the math sometimes to see how i am winning favorites battle

But Ross had 5 posts.

And Erik won the internet after he dropped the mic.

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Win.

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The tabs are not working since the recent site changes.

Try the links above, they still work.

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I think most of you are underestimating the size of the golem.

The golem is made of the combined hangovers of Jason Bulmahn.

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Among Gargantuans, I'm most interested in the Shemhazian or Roc.

But I'm going to throw out another idea.

What about a 2-pack of Huges similar to the RoW encounter set.

There are far more cool Huge non-dragon monsters, IMO, and I would welcome an additional way to have them released.

For a dungeon-based set, it could be a way to get the Elementals people have been asking for. Or an Aboleth and a Froghemoth. Or a Black Pudding and a Hydra. Or a pair of Golems. Or...

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Oh!
- The visual appeal of the products. The artwork is top notch, but it goes beyond that to the layout and design, even the fonts (after the original RotR). My personal favourites are the use of the inner covers on the AP's, notably Legacy of Fire, Jade Regent, and Reign of Winter.

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Rehashing what others have said, but...

- They make good products. And when a product falls short of the mark, they address the issue via the boards and/or in the next release.

- Customer Service runs through the company, but the CS reps are particularly outstanding. Anytime I've had an issue or question (maybe 4 times since 2007), it has been handled brilliantly. The latest in a string of great CS reps I've dealt with was Erik, who looked over the issue, agreed something weird was going on, replaced missing product, offset shipping costs, and told me to keep an item shipped in error... all in a short, polite conversation where I never had to ask anything except that he look at some odd things in my shipments.

- The feeling that I've become part of an extended family which includes the staff, the freelancers, and the fans. I've sat in a game session with Nic Logue, Erik Mona, and Jason Bulmahn. I've chatted about gaming with Lisa Stevens in the halls at Gen Con. I've discussed Pathfinder products and the Society with Jeff Alvarez over a beer or 3. I've had Mike Selinker tell me he came to PaizoCon just to play in a game I was running. I've been referred to as "cursed Shackle-Folk" by Bulmahn. I had SKR tell me I should GM the Delve, encourage me to write, and re-purpose a Saturday morning cartoon song for my family. I've bantered with Cosmo. I've had Liz Courts bring me cookies.

Very personal story:
5 years ago, my marriage fell apart a few weeks before I attended PaizoCon. Obviously, I couldn't enjoy the convention the way I normally would have, and to be honest I was mostly still in shock. However, it helped me a great deal to have a fun weekend. And though it was kind of a blur, I remember a lot of fun things about it. Like hanging with Cosmo, Frost, Alvarez, Lisa, Vic, Bulmahn, Wes, Sutter, and Liz. Like meeting SKR, Jason Nelson, Rob McCreary, Larry Wilhelm, Mark Moreland, Tim Nightengale, and Neil Spicer. Thank you all (and anybody I forgot) for making a rough time a little better.

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I blame Cosmo for Babymetal, and the fact that he made me watch all of their videos.

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Tels wrote:

I blame Cosmo for my nephew hitting me in the mouth with one of his toys giving me a fat lip and a severely chipped tooth.

I also blame Cosmo for the chipped tooth being bad enough it's likely I'll have to have it pulled.

Perhaps this is related to the 5 posts prior to yours.

Or Cosmo.

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Psssst... Dhjika. 4 year old post.

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Majuba was referring to the rule that you can always use a Standard Action to perform a Move Action.

EDIT: Under "Move Action" in "Action Types" in the Combat section.

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You should read the Community Use Policy here.

I believe that you may use any artwork which has appeared in the Paizo Blogs, but not other images.

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For mapping a space like this, I would recommend getting some chart paper and drawing the outer walls of each level ahead of your session. That way you have a framework and can draw things fairly quickly, without giving away any spoilers.

Or if you want to print things out, there is an excellent step-by-step description on how to do that using Gimp and PosteRazor linked here. One small change, in step 6 you need to "export as", not save.

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I blame Cosmo for my bad back causing me to indefinitely delay my plans for today... going to see the David Cronenberg exhibition in Toronto :(

I also blame Cosmo for defying my expectations: one would have thought that he would want people to have an over-exposure to Cronenberg material.

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pluvia33 wrote:
A once per session spell isn't that bad. A Cure spell is Basic so you can have one of those once per game. It's better than putting a Potion of Healing in an item slot since Cure is a d4+1 instead of just a d4. And you can use something else if you think a different basic card might be useful for a specific scenario.

Of course, you can only grab that basic card if there are no available spells when the party pools cards at the end.

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Wait...
Would you judge us if our characters went to Wild Wild West the movie, or the TV show?
Judge away if it's the movie, but otherwise I protest! ;)

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Chris Lambertz wrote:
If you blame Cosmo for Cosmo, do you create an infinite loop?
Bombadil wrote:

I blame Cosmo for infinite loops.

I also blame Cosmo for all Cosmos being his offspring, which produced Cosmo, an infinite loop (goto line 1)

Are you saying that Cosmo will cause mo' Cosmos in the Cosmos??

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True story.

One day I was in the car with my wife, when she sneezed, then said "Stupid hayfever. Stupid ragweed."

I replied, "You get hayfever from ragweed??".... "That's appallin'"

Now my ex-wife, coincidentally.

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I'm somewhat concerned that the fact I foresaw new ACG Iconics being used in the new set may mean that my mind is starting to work like the Paizo staff... ;)

Vic asked for input on set 3, and I want to renew my suggestion of Jade Regent: great variable locations, new characters, and the possibility of some new sub-systems modeled from the AP (caravan, ally relationships, revolt/kingdom building).

My second choice is Kingmaker, though it is possible that Mummy's Mask or Wrath of the Righteous may be better choices by then.

I also really liked the idea somebody presented of stand-alone expansions based on modules or PFS. A small box based on the Falcon's Hollow series or the Razmir trilogy would be a great way to give extra content without designing an entire AP. It could even come without characters. However, some sort of "level" mechanism would be needed - perhaps all that is necessary is that the cards have the same letter/number coding as other sets.

Moar, please! :)

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I blame Causemo for my understanding of the Donkey Baby Daddy reference.

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Bombadil wrote:
I blame Cosmo for Donkey Baby Daddy

Wait... are you blaming Causemo for Logue???

That's offside, man.

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Okay. I was waffling on this set, but now you've sold me.

Thanks a lot, Mona.

(The Dretch link is currently broken)

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As somebody who has been buying heaps of PPM since Harbinger, I've often expressed my wish that the Pathfinder Battles focus on figures not produced before, or those which have a unique Golarion spin.

That said, the mini I am most excited about in this preview is the chimera. It appears miles better than any chimera produced in the past.

This AP is not on the radar for me, so the fiendish minis (while great looking) are unlikely to be useful. I can always use characters (especially iconics), and these show some under-represented types, but I tend to get less excited about them in previews.

But I gotta get me one of them new chimeras.

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I hate that this thread is in the wrong forum and will be moved soon.

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Terek wrote:


I can understand that people have to be careful with the OGL licensed monsters, but if they can't mention it even a FAQ, how could they mention it in Demon's Revisited?

I wasn't asking them to use the copyrighted name on the miniature, I was asking them to have a quick list of "A in the bestiary can also be called B". That way people who don't happen to know that "fire demon" is another name for Balor, and "serpent demon" is another name for Marilith. That way they know what monster in the bestiary is what miniature.

"Demons Revisited" is a game book with the OGL printed in it. Game books are covered under the OGL.

The rules are much less clear for products like miniatures (or the novels, or the adventure card game). Paizo has been extremely conscientious about avoiding any OGL grey areas. If they were to put out an "official translation list", it would also dip their toes into that grey area.

EDIT: At the very least, they would probably have to put the OGL on any such list.... but that may imply they would have to put them on the boxes for the minis. Better to avoid all of that.

Far better that you just ask on the boards, and somebody can give you alternate names. Also, most of the names on the minis are either proper names of creatures in the set's AP, or alternate names used in Paizo products (ex Xulgath is the Troglodytes' name for themselves).

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Judy Bauer wrote:
Cosmo wrote:
Crystal: We don't need fire. I have the goat RIGHT HERE.
Am I the only one who thought the goat was the means of sacrifice rather than the sacrifice itself? O ye of little awe of goats!

No, you weren't.

And I put the fear of goat into my RoW party tonight :)

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Vic Wertz wrote:

Re: the original topic:

Paizo would be *very* interested in hearing a solid business plan from an experienced software publisher with an excellent reputation in the industry, and I'd frankly be surprised if we aren't approached by one in the future.

Or possibly in the recent past, but not be willing/able to divulge things yet.

;)

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h4ppy wrote:
Fire Sneeze didn't go to retailers. You can only get it if you subscribe via the Paizo website and back-date your subscription to the character add-on deck.

Or at a convention which is supported by Paizo.

You might check with a Pathfinder Society co-ordinator to see if there are any coming up near you. I believe the closest Society organizer to Sweden is in Denmark.

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Pledge adjusted appropriately ;)

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Congrats on passing the 15K stretch goal!

Just to confirm, if I want to add on pdf material for the other 2 paths, do I have increase my pledge prior to the deadline?

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It'say Ausemoscay aultfay!

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H4ppy, you might also check out the Pathfinder Society boards. They are pretty good at keeping track of whether there might be an upcoming convention near you, and you could probably find out who your local "Venture-Captain" (PFS co-ordinator) is... they might even know if Fire Sneeze is being offered at the convention.

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Hobbun wrote:


I will admit, that is one thing that has bugged me with Paizo's subscriptions, with the exception of ones that have a PDF, you are not able to get the items more quickly.

That's actually a function of geography. Folks close to Seattle often get products before the release date.

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Welcome to Orange Clearance, Citizen Crystal-O-PZO-3!

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h4ppy wrote:

Just saw that there's a new Bones Kickstarter which includes several Pathfinder heroes, including Sajan, Lini and Harsk:

here

Linkified for you (check out the "How to format your text", below).

Reaper already has many of the characters available in unpainted plastic for about $2.50 each. Kyra & Lem are at the bottom of this page. A bit of searching will also show Amiri, Merisiel, Valeros, Seoni, Seelah, and Ezren.

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Dragnmoon wrote:


As I mentioned above I would prefer a later option of slipping reprints of the errataed cards into an expansion pack, similar to what Fantasy Flight Games does.

Dragnmoon, you should check out Vic's original post. Unfortunately, the only way corrected cards are going to get printed is thru POD, which will not match the size exactly.

So it's an option of pdf, slightly differently sized cards, both, or none.
And an option of a small set of the cards with errors, or a bigger set which also includes cards with clarifications.

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Mythic Evil Lincoln wrote:

So in order to get our compilations, the other APs need to sell out in their original volumes, AND the stars need to align for the Paizo development schedule.

Not likely.

AND Paizo has to feel confident that a compilation will not significantly hurt sales/subscriptions for their current and upcoming products.

Bottom line for the OP, is that a Kickstarter will not happen, because a Kickstarter isn't necessary. Funding is not the issue. Expected sales of the compilation is not the issue.
The issue is how it impacts Paizo's current and future products.

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For those folks who are not familiar with the RPG stuff, or the various iconics, there are currently 10 iconic characters not used in the PACG.

They've all been mentioned in the thread, but to concentrate them in one post, they are:
Damiel - Alchemist
Alain - Cavalier
Imrijka - Inquisitor
Alhazara - Oracle
Balazar - Summoner
Feiya - Witch
Seltyiel - Magus (originally the multi-class Iconic, then the Eldritch Knight, before becoming Magus)
Lirianne - Gunslinger
Reiko - Ninja
Hayato - Samurai

I expect some of them will turn up in the next release.

However, I also wonder if there may be some other characters show up. The major Pathfinder RPG release for next August (possibly when a new PACG set might start) is the Advanced Class Guide, which will introduce 10 new classes to the RPG. And possibly 10 new iconic characters.
And I've noticed that Paizo is very good at cross-promotion :)

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Causemo' caused the bottom burner in my mom's oven to fail on Thanksgiving, delaying the turkey arrival until after I had to depart.

Have you no heart, Causemo'??? Or gizzard???

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While I couldn't pledge to the amount I would like, I'm in.

Good luck guys! I love the plug-ins I've got so far.

And I know that several of the writers involved here are super awesome folks.
The project also include Vaughan (AKA the devil in a Clooney suit).

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Fromper wrote:


I'm trying to think what other spells could be useful for Merisiel or Sajan if they pick one up with a card feat, but don't have arcane or divine. Obviously, attack spells are out.

I'm not so sure.

It may be useful to have attack spells to deal with a specific trait... maybe Merisiel needs a Magic attack, or a specific energy type may be more useful for a given scenario.

It may actually be useful to be able to "cherry-pick" a new spell for each scenario.

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