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A Must Have Item

*****

If you use Pathfinder Pawns, this is a must-have item. In fact, I'm going to buy a second one!

It has a great variety of common animals and monsters, especially really important ones that have been oddly neglected in other sets, like horses and ponies.

Also, the new huge elementals look frakking amazing! Seriously, I want to write them into my next adventure just to have those big beautiful bastards on the tabletop.

The art is, on average, also larger and easier to see than previous sets. Great job, Paizo.

If you are new to Pathfinder Pawns and don't know where to start, here's what I recommend:

1) Monster Codex
2) NPC Codex
3) Summon Monster
4) Bestiary Box 1

These four will give you a solid base of almost everything you need. Everything else you get after that will add variety and zest to your pawn collection.


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Better than the Bestiary Box

*****

As I've mentioned in other reviews, I have always loved the idea behind the Pathfinder Pawns, but even with a Bestiary Boxes 1 and 2 and a few Adventure Path pawn sets, I didn't really use them that often. Most of the time I stuck to my old minis, for two main reasons:
1) There were hardly any of a lot of the common monsters like kobolds, hobgoblins, and bugbears.
2) There wasn't a great variety of potential PC's.

This box solves problem 1! This is a great set and is absolutely necessary to own. If you only buy one Pawns boxed set, let it be this one. Such a huge variety of the common monster races. I can finally use kobolds in my game! And bugbears and Hobgoblins. It also has some great orcs.

The art is, on average, also larger and easier to see than previous sets. Great job, Paizo.

If you are new to Pathfinder Pawns and don't know where to start, here's what I recommend:

1) Monster Codex
2) NPC Codex
3) Summon Monster
4) Bestiary Box 1

These four will give you a solid base of almost everything you need. Everything else you get after that will add variety and zest to your pawn collection.


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A Necessary Set

*****

I have always loved the idea behind the Pathfinder Pawns, but even with a Bestiary Boxes 1 and 2 and a few Adventure Path pawn sets, I didn't really use them that often. Most of the time I stuck to my old minis, for two main reasons.
1) A lot of the common monsters like kobolds, hobgoblins, and bugbears were poorly represented in pawns. There just weren't very many of them!
2) There wasn't a great variety of potential PC's.

This box solves problem 2! This is a great set and a must own. Such a huge variety of characters from the common PC races. Plus a lot of great potential NPC's. Adding some animals is nice too.

If you are new to Pathfinder Pawns and don't know where to start, here's what I recommend:

1) Monster Codex
2) NPC Codex
3) Summon Monster
4) Bestiary Box 1

These four will give you a solid base of almost everything you need. Everything else you get after that will add variety and zest to your pawn collection.


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Looks good, but...

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These rooms and hallways have quality graphics, work with wet and dry erase, and add some spice to the dungeon rooms and corridors.

That said, they run into the same problems as the corridor set: weird sizing. Previous map packs dealt with larger, open areas so I never really noticed this before, but 8"x5" is a really weird size. Seriously, very weird. The pieces are off center in one dimension or another, so it is a real pain in the butt to line them up sometimes! I tried chopping some of them into a more sensible size, but that comes with problems of its own.


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Aggravating...

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I want to like this, but I just can't.

Just like the rooms, the graphic quality is great. Wet and dry erase work well. The pieces are a bit thin and are easily knocked about (no different than any other map pack), but that isn't so bad. The reason for the two star review on this product is its dimensions. Previous map packs dealt with larger, open areas so I never really noticed this before, but 8"x5" is a really weird size. Seriously, very weird. Because every one of these pieces is necessarily off center in one dimension or another, it is actually pretty flipping difficult to get them to line up reasonably.

I have, several times, tried to work out a dungeon map and given up in annoyance as I try to get the silly asymmetrical pieces to do what I want. I am seriously considering taking a paper cutter to my map packs and chopping them into sizes that make sense.


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