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spinningdice wrote:
You could always create a paizo account with a throw-away e-mail address.

However, that is against the Community Guidelines.

EDIT: assuming it is not your only account.

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Haldir wrote:

I understand the need for fully painted, fully assembled minis that you just can plop down onto the map & go but if you can't do a simple installation such as putting a post into a hole well.......

Great looking minis, thou I'm not sure why there was a need for Pazuzu. He is a great miniature but having something more in need would have been a better choice.

Unfortunately, the D&D minis I got did not assemble very well. I doubt they will hold up to even careful table use.

The detachable posts are a good idea, but need fine-tuning.

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Nope, you only need to have one player using a character who has the reward.
There are two Loots in the base set: Besmara's Tricorn (Item) and Vindictive Harpoon (Weapon).
Without access to the actual wording, my recollection is that you get to shuffle these cards into the deck of their respective type when you are setting up the locations.
Other than that, I think you have it correct.

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hfm wrote:


Never split the party. :) (Unless you're Merisiel)

Or unless you are moving to one of the many, many locations in S&S that does bad things at the start of your turn :)

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Just so you know, everytime you re-post your thread goes to the top of the page. So when CS starts scanning the threads from oldest up, yours has been bumped down the queue.

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Kickstarter really only helps if money is the issue, and every indication is that the issue is just workload.
And before anyone says "hire more people", realize that there are open job postings.

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pluvia33 wrote:
Just to emphasize what Hawkmoon said about Loot in OP, when playing with the organized play system you do not play any of the base S&S scenarios so its Loot cards would never come into play. The only kind of Loot I can see as being made a reward in OP scenarios would be Support type cards that doesn't actually go into your deck and can easily be printed out from the scenario PDF.

Actually, Pluvia and Hawk, one of the scenario rewards in OP Adventure 1 is access to the "1" Loot cards.

I don't have access to the actual wording, but IIRC, you can substitute the Loot cards in for Boons of their type when a Scenario is set up. They can then be used if acquired for the duration of the Scenario, and used to grant an upgrade like any other card of that type coming out of the box.

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Are you speaking about a module, or a Pathfinder Society Scenario?

If the latter, the PFS section of the boards is just below this.

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Nice to see that Craig is still on there, even though he hasn't written anything since Season 1 :)

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Thanks Vic and Hawk. That is how I read it, but I wanted to confirm before I started to demo at the FLGS ;)

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Joshua Birk 898 wrote:

Arbitrary ruling of the day, Jirelle is eligible for Rogue votes.

That makes sense, because that is how she plays when you "unlock" her.

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I'm currently playing Arabundi (Ranger) and Siwar (Bard), so those are my votes.
Also Jirelle :)

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I never connected Goblin Snakes with Nagas before, don't know why.

The others are nice minis, but that large green is fantastic!

And the replacement program is mostly reasonable. I plan to get a case of Lost Coast anyway, so I will be okay. I just hope I won't get soaked on shipping a Feiya back and forth across the border.

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Card text:
"When you close a location, you may attempt to acquire any allies left in that location deck."
"When you acquire an ally, put it put it into an ally pile next to this scenario card."...

Does the second portion only refer to allies acquired via the first part, or all allies acquired during the scenario?

Does it only apply to allies acquired using a check to acquire, or also allies gained through other means (ex: add a card to your hand)?

My feeling is all in the scenario, and only through checks, but I thought I would confirm.

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Tanis O'Connor wrote:
Scribbling Rambler wrote:

Thanks, Tanis!

I greatly appreciated your hard work at GenCon, and that of all of the volunteers (especially the woman who did most of the mustering when you were elsewhere).

Her name's Kristin (Kristen?), and she's amaaaaaaaaazing.

Yes, that was her. Thanks Kristen!

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Thanks, Tanis!

I greatly appreciated your hard work at GenCon, and that of all of the volunteers (especially the woman who did most of the mustering when you were elsewhere).

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Thanks, Sharaya!

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I have the same issue.

Though it is also showing 2 copies of the Character Add-On Deck: one pending, and one shipping in September.

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Vic Wertz wrote:


ryric wrote:
...especially with the guild scenarios which can be more intricate due to having more space for text. Someone mentioned villains in the blessings deck and I'm not sure that he was joking.
I was not joking. That scenario was actually played at Gen Con...

Yup. It was a cool mechanic.

Without being too spoilery, it meant that you had a definite timeline as to when the villain would first appear, and knew what you had to accomplish before that.

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I registered the 2 characters that I played at GenCon.
How does one register Jirelle?

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On certain Space Station, Soviet Cosmo Sanitation Engineer blames you!!

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Hey TanRu, I also played Scenario 3 with you and your brother, as Arabundi the ranger. I seem to be pointing at you in the picture on the Paizo Blog. Good times :)

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The promotional stuff that Obsidian had at GenCon for the card game looked great. Beautiful artwork.

I got to play a demo of Pillars of Eternity there, and it was a lot of fun. And I got a hip flask for trying it ;) They were also showing demos of another CRPG based on Norse mythology which seemed interesting. Unfortunately the name escapes me, and it doesn't seem to be on their site.

The representatives were extremely coy about what was on the horizon, but I think it is reasonable to guess that the card game will be available in other formats (notably PC).

Personally, I understand the reluctance in announcing a Pathfinder CRPG. They have Wasteland 2, Pillars, and the other RPG all releasing this year, and some of them still funding. Don't steal the thunder away from the in-house product, and allow anticipation to build on the Pathfinder game.

I also feel that there is an AP that could be used which was highly regarded, would be relatively spoiler-light, and could have some non-traditional RPG mechanics built in: Kingmaker.

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I played a total of 9 sessions over the course of the convention, 2 of them failed due to the blessings deck, 1 due to the slot time expiring. My main character got thru all 6 scenarios, and my secondary was only used in the session where real time expired.

IMO, the most difficult scenarios were the 1st and 4th. The first is very swingy, based on the fact that your character decks are especially weak. As well, people were less familiar with the abilities of their characters (as they were all new), and there were many new players. One of the main reasons my group had time expire in the one session was that a GM stopped by and got into a long conversation with a new player about how all of the different products worked - good promotion, but not great in a 2 hour slot where 2 out of 4 people are learning the game. The 4th scenario was a boon hunt, requiring you to close every location. Our 5 experienced players got it on the very last card of the Blessings deck.

The 2 scenarios I failed were 1st and 3rd, but I don't believe the 3rd was particularly hard, just bad luck.

A lot of people complained about the 2nd scenario, but my group sailed through without difficulty. I think our success was due to evaluating things ahead of time, and responding appropriately to the locations.

Overall, the scenarios had well-written backstories and a few interesting twists. One scenario uses the same Location in multiple places. One scenario had a Henchman printed on the scenario card, and you just used proxies in the decks. Other scenarios summoned extra Henchman & Villains, or strengthened the Villain based on the remaining Henchmen, or had no Villain. I will be interested in seeing the price point on the Adventure package.

A couple of things tripped up the table GMs. The Adventure Number for these scenarios was 1, not 0. Even if you fail the scenario, you get to upgrade your deck by dividing acquired cards and plunder.

Overall for the completed 6 scenarios and adventure, I received the following: 3 card pulls, 1 skill feat, 1 power feat, 1 card feat, the ability to use the 2 Loot cards in setting up future scenarios, and unlocking Jirelle as a playable character (using the Rogue Class Deck).

There was also a token given to us for every session we played. 2 Tokens allowed us a roll for a prize in the PFS room. Unfortunately for those of us who were only playing cards, the vast majority of those prizes were Boon sheets for PFS. Understandably, there was not much set up for our Season 0 sessions. Hopefully at future conventions there will either be a separate table for Guild, or we can have the option of getting something else instead. Not a complaint, just a constructive criticism for the future. I enjoyed giving the boons out to random players :)

We also received Goblin Keelhauling promos for playing.

Most importantly, it was a fun way to spend a lot of the convention. And I met and gamed with some really fun people. Justin & Jordyn, it was great meeting you!

And thanks to Tanis & the crew. They all put in long hours so we could have fun, and overall did a great job.
And I'm quite happy that I got my Base Set signed by the majority of the Lone Sharks :)

Advice for those wanting to run Guild games...
A Table GM is really only needed to run the 1st Scenario, especially if there are new players. Avoid getting into protracted discussions at those tables, however, as it really penalizes the group in a short session.
Later Scenarios really only need a co-ordinator of some sort to sign off on sheets, answer rules questions, monitor time, and check in on the group occasionally.
Make sure players know that losing the Scenario due to the Blessings Deck is not unusual, and you get a deck upgrade each time.
GM/Co-ordinators should concentrate on familiarity with the Org Play rules, and with new rules for the set (Ex: Ships). You will probably have players who can deal with most other rules issues, but need guidance in those areas.

Have Fun!

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*shakes fist* [Werner Klemperer]Cosmoooo!!![/Werner Klemperer]

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jimibones83 wrote:
Ahrien wrote:

I see none commented on the price increase. So far, a retail medium miniature used to be around $3. (4 iconics for $13, boosters with 3 medium and 1 large (that could be counted as 2 mediums) for $15).

And now we see a 66% price increase in the minis (6 for $30 it's $5 per miniature). I know there are PACG cards included, but come on, a $2 increment per mini is a bit step.

Thing is I wouldn't mind paying $5 per iconic IF Wizkids can get it right, but my faith in them is severy lacking right now.

I bought the Icons of the Realms starter box from the new DnD minis, that used a similar model of cgi-generated minis and those are NOT worth $5 each. Will Wizkids really produce some quality minis for these iconics?

On a side note, I like the idea of an animal companion or Eidolon, but you could also release 6 miniatures packs with only 4 iconics, the companion/eidolon and a new miniature that would represent commonly played characters that have not yet got a miniature.

You could use the Pathfinder Society characters (lvl 3+) to gauge which type of characters people are playing the most that are not already represented.

First off, your maths wrong. 3 is 60% of 5, meaning it's only a 40% increase, not a 66%. Also, 4 iconics for $13 is actually $3.25 apiece. Lets just use that figure so we don't have to debate whether or not a large should count as 2 mediums. $3.25 to $5 is only a 35% increase. A significant increase, but far from 66%.

Alternatively, you could also say it is a 31% price decrease, because the singles on this site total $43.75 (using 3.25 for Valeros). And 4 of the 6 miniatures are currently on backorder/unavailable at that price. Compare that with what you pay on EBay, and you save even more!

Fact is, you're comparing apples and oranges. The Beginner Box Heroes were an introductory product for a new line, released 3 years of oil price increases ago. The boosters are random miniatures, and the only "guarantee" that you would get the iconics in the set is if you bought a case.

EDIT: The only valid comparison so far would be with something like the Evolution series.

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Lornis, look in this section of the boards for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Guild.

Short story:
It debuts at GenCon.
Yes, it uses the Class Decks.
An event runner will also need the S&S Base Set, and possibly the Add-On and any current Adventure Decks, to run the scenarios.
Due to a printing problem, the Class Decks have been delayed, so the Guild will not be starting in stores until September.

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A shame, but I'm sure everything possible will be done to allow people to play Guild games at GenCon.

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Erik Mona wrote:
Pigraven wrote:


I do second Scribbling Rambler's question, who is the fifth iconic in this set? Was he/she left out on purpose or was it by mistake?

By mistake. It's Sajan, and he's up now! :)

Thanks, Erik! I like that a lot better than the other possibility which occurred to me (Erik meant to say there are only 5 minis in the pack).

Sajan's link is currently broken, but he looks awesome! One of my favourite iconics. EDIT: Working now. Even awsomer!

Never underestimate the appeal of the iconic characters. Even a non-marginalized gamer like me appreciates the diversity of the characters, on top of the quality of their depictions over the years. Actually, the first depiction of Kyra on the cover of Runelords Volume 3 was something I used to show to many local gamers as an example of how Paizo was breathing new life into the genre.

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DropBearHunter wrote:
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The Bad: I think the value of iconic minis is going to take a big hit (and I have each one currently produced).

So what?

How many people are buying them as an invenstment?
Does their loss of after market value really outweigh the demand for iconic sculptures of those who joined the game later on?

I just hope WizKids have their qualitiy control problem sorted out by the time these are ready to ship.

I think the problem is not so much the "investment", where one is hoping they will increase in value.

It's more about the person who just bought a Seelah mini yesterday at $30 (no idea what it actually goes for), and now knows that there will be a cheaper option and that the price will probably go down on the mini they just bought.

I'm not saying that is a valid enough reason against making these new sets, but it is a concern, and a concern which has been previously acknowledged by the Paizo folks (one of the main reasons these will be all-new sculpts).

Personally, I have all of the iconics so far, bought multiple copies of the original set of 4, and I cannot wait for these new ones.

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Blog wrote:
Each set comes complete with six figures—five iconic Pathfinder heroes and one associated creature,

So who is the 5th iconic in the first set??

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Casts resurrect thread.

I had a couple of Paizo-positive experiences in the past week.

First, I made a post in response to a blog that could have been seen as a snarky shot against the company or staff. Instead, it was taken in the spirit intended - as a bit of fun ribbing between friends. So far, it has been "favorited" by 2 current and 1 former staff members.

Second, I received extremely gracious responses from 2 regular freelancers whose products I reviewed. While they are not technically Paizo employees, it goes to show that the awesomeness of the people who work for Paizo extends beyond the HQ.

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captain yesterday wrote:

this thread is for those to show their dissatisfaction with WotR (hence the title) of which there are many (who are right too btw)

Actually, the Original Poster said that the title was intended to refer to his own "failed" campaign, not to denigrate the AP as a whole.

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Set wrote:
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** spoiler omitted **

Oh, now I've just seen Cosmo-as-Ziggy-Stardust in my head, and the screams are still echoing around in my skull.

I can't blame Cosmo for this. It's all on you Kajehase!

Ah, but it's not Kajehase's fault that Cosmo slipped into his Ziggy Stardust suit and crawled into Kajehase's dreams.

Little Cosmo in Slumberland!!

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Win RPG Superstar.

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Marco Massoudi wrote:

Eric you mentioned a

"Pathfinder Iconic Heroes Boxed Set to be released in October"?

Will this be a collection of the Pathfinder Battles Iconics

SEELAH, HUMAN PALADIN (H&M)
HARSK (RR)
SEONI (RR)
LEM, HALFLING BARD (SS)
AMIRI, HUMAN BARBARIAN (SS)
SELTYIEL, HALF-ELF MAGUS (SAS)
LIRIANNE, HUMAN GUNSLINGER (SAS)
LINI, GNOME DRUID (LG)
SAJAN, HUMAN MONK (LG)
ALAIN, HUMAN CAVALIER (WR)
IMRIJKA (WR)
FEIYA (RW)
?

That would be awesome!!!

At a SRP of $39.99 i know i would buy it!

He mentioned that in the Minimates section.

They have repeatedly said they will not re-release the past iconics, even as re-paints. Maybe as a complete re-sculpt...

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*sniff*

They're beautiful!!

And never in my wildest dreams did I expect a Squealy Nord figure!

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Morgana wrote:
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So there was an error in the logo reigon??
You are a cruel, cruel man. You probably just gave James a horrific flashback.

Cosmo's fault, somehow.

Both the misprint and the mistaken impression of my cruelty.

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So there was an error in the logo reigon??

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I blame Cosmo for... The Quandary.

It must be bad. It's capitalized.

I also blame Cosmo for my sudden realization that each of the dots in an ellipsis stands for a "DUNH!"

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You know why I chose this alias.

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Chris Lambertz wrote:
Katina Walk up in da club like what up I'm a tuber

[AhnoldVoice] IT'S NOT A TUBER!! [/AhnoldVoice]

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Hello.
I messed up a bit with this order, partly due to my unfamiliarity with the new system. As I was going thru, I kept figuring I would run into the option to ship with my next subscription... but it never came.

Would it be possible to hold this order to ship with my first volume of Iron Gods (and hopefully my Character Add-On Deck)?

As always, I appreciate your help.

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Yes, the shemhazian demon is for this set (per the PaizoCon announcement round-up).

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jimibones, I don't think you can flat-out say their opinion is wrong, anymore than I could just say that yours is.

Bottom line, the AP has not even started yet. We have no idea how heavily skewed the encounters are towards sf or fantasy. And it has been said in the past that they prefer to wait for an AP set until after it is complete, so it can be more representative of what actually makes it into the AP.

Personally, I believe that a decent set can be made from any AP, including Iron Gods. I've been trying to put together a Jade Regent list which would work, and the problem is trying to cut out acceptable generic figures. However, any sf elements in Iron Gods would have to be limited to a small percentage of the set. Just like RoW has only the 2 soldiers, and S&S has only 3 figures with guns and the Cannon Golem.

So while I respect people's opinions about how much they want an Iron Gods set, nobody can really be sure until we actually see the books.

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Kyle Baird wrote:
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Yes, play The Confirmation 10 more times in the next month.
Mr. Baird, you should petition for the chance to run your scenario as often as you like at Gencon, as the last official chances to play open access Aasimar and tieflings.
I am signed up to run it several times. Come find me!

Oh Hi, Admiral Akbar! What are you doing here???

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Zhangar wrote:

I would guess that the goal for the summoner is to make something that Paizo can actually use in an AP - the Rivals Guide is the only thing I can think of that actually had statted up summoners. Otherwise, Paizo stays the hell away from the things as NPCs or opponents.

There is one in a recent AP volume.

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Rakshaka wrote:

Woops, meant Cloaker, not Choker. Forgot the Basi's were medium. I would still like some Dark, Lunar, or Water Naga as well.

There are also already 2 water nagas in Skull & Shackles.

I somewhat agree with your general point. To be honest, I feel that way about goblins.

However, I have no problem with one more generic troll to "fix" the earlier problem. I just wouldn't want to see many more.

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Thanks! I will restart with the Character Add-on Deck as soon as I receive the confirmation. :)

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Silverhelm wrote:
Sara Marie wrote:
Your My Subscriptions page should indicate that you will be getting both items, the base set and add on deck in August. If it doesn't, make sure you have a shipping address set on your subscriptions, I emailed several people last week who were missing shipping addresses which caused the second item not to show in the estimation for August. Even if you have chosen to pick up at Gen Con, we still need to have a shipping address on file for the subscription and its future volumes.
Sara I'm trying to cancel my subscription could you help? I've tried calling and emailing So far no success. Thank you in advance.

Silver helm, you should start a thread on the Customer Service forum.

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