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! :)
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.
"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).
Vic Wertz wrote:
Or possibly in the recent past, but not be willing/able to divulge things yet.;)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mythic Evil Lincoln wrote:
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.
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:
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.
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.
I loved the first one, but I'm going to give this one a pass.
The figures are less interesting to me (tho I love the Kraken).
However, the main issue is the shipping to Canada.
I was unable to find it anywhere... do they discount international shipping by the amount they would be covering for shipping to US recipients? It seems to me that would be fair, and make things much more palatable to international sponsors.
I'm sorry if it seems like I'm down on Reaper - I'm definitely not. They deliver a quality product, and both Kickstarters are a tremendous opportunity for folks to pick up lots of minis at a great bargain. I will probably pick up many of the new Bones from my FLGS when they are done, but as it stands, this KS is not for me.
Nathaniel Gousset wrote:
With all thoses clarifications in mind, can you play a card that say : succeed at a skill check, after missing your roll ? If it wasn't a type you already used ?
No.Because you have to play cards that affect a check before you roll the dice (rulebook pg 11, under Attempting a Check).
Valeros can recharge that weapon.
It gets down to the definition of "playing" a card.
This is very helpful, but it still doesn't explain what happens when a chupacabra attacks a zombie at the Alamo...
Thanks for all of your efforts Mike.
I think one of the problems is that a few of us have been reading a large enough percentage of the various threads to discombobulate us. Not as large a percentage as you, of course...
In the column to the left, there is a link for "Job Opportunities" where they usually post any openings.
Just do not, for the love of God, answer the one for "Twerking Partner"
Sorry to quote just St@rm@n here, but I've seen this kind of comment a couple of times, and it's a bit offensive to make about somebody who enjoys a certain type of game.
Personally, I play RPG's. I play boardgames. I play miniatures. I play LARP. I play card games (collectible, pre-made decks, standard cards like bridge or hearts). I play party games.
Bottom line, I've run into varying rules interpretations in every one of the above. But the more variables you put into a game, the more likely it is that you're going to have to just resolve a dispute using your judgement. And this game already has hundreds of variables in it, due to the random interaction of so many unique cards. It would be nearly impossible, and an awfully boring read, to write rules to take into account every interaction between multiple cards in this game.
And really, as this is a co-operative game, any rules interpretation you make is only going to affect the challenge level you're facing at your table. Any rules variance is really only going to come into play when you play with somebody else who already plays the game elsewhere.
So let's not disparage other gamers, or attribute them with certain motives, just because they enjoy a type of game that you don't. Because you probably have no idea what the gaming experience really is of the other person who posted.
I have just sucked away a year of your life...
From your hand.
The added verbiage on the Town Square is not just because of space. It's because there is a small need to be more specific - if it just said "Banish a Card", then people would be asking if that card came from the player's hand, the location, or some other deck - partly because it does not reference a specific type of card.
@ScribblingRambler - if a card says "Recharge: None" then Seoni CANNOT recharge it. Her power allows you to automatically succeed any 'check to recharge'. If there's no check then there's nothing for her to succeed at and the card cannot be recharged.
Fair enough, H4p.
That's what I get when I answer without looking at the character card ;)