Key monsters and NPCs from the piratical Skull & Shackles Adventure Path come alive on your tabletop with this collection of more than 100 creature pawns for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game or any tabletop fantasy RPG! Printed on sturdy cardstock, each pawn contains a beautiful full-color image of a monster or NPC from the Skull & Shackles campaign, including pirates, sea monsters, cyclopes, merfolk and dozens of unique NPCs that are also suitable to represent player characters. Each cardstock pawn slots into a size-appropriate plastic base from the Pathfinder RPG Bestiary Box, making them easy to mix with traditional metal or plastic miniatures. With multiple pawns for commonly encountered creatures and tons of distinct creature images, the Skull & Shackles Adventure Path Pawn Collection brings the friends and foes of Pathfinder’s pirate campaign alive like never before!
In addition to being part of the Pathfinder Pawns Subscription, Pathfinder Adventure Path subscribers who preorder this set will receive a free PDF edition of this product when the print edition ships. (Note that you will need to have an active Pawns or AP subscription at the time the Pawn Collection ships in order to receive the PDF for free.)
The enemies and allies of the Skull & Shackles Adventure Path surge to life on your tabletop! Each has its own abbreviation and identification number for easy sorting. The Skull & Shackles Pawn Collection includes:
My concern with the tokens was that they would be too flimsy. I remembered back into the paper-fold characters that WOTC used to publish back in the day and I think Paizo did for a while. I was surprised at the sturdiness of this token line. The Beastiary set is on the way.
This AP is very NPC heavy and I would have gladly paid more for a full set of NPCs. That is the only reason for the 4 out of 5 instead of giving it a 5.
The fact that these can be pub back in the sleeves and stored more economically than paper fold-ups is also a big plus. I much prefer these over mini's for both storage and cost.
This set has a bunch of nautical and pirate-themed critters. They are in the same high quality cardboard format as the bestiary box, and are meant to supplement it. I do not have the Skulls & Shackles Adventure Path, but I think these are useful miniatures nonetheless. There are a few repeats from the bestiary box, but I'm OK with that as they tend to be things you'll need more of. Most of the monsters are unique to this set and quite interesting. There is a robust array of pirates. As usual, the "medium-sized" pawns tower above medium-sized miniatures, so using a mix of the two can be awkward, but this is a great set for a great price.
You will need to buy new stands or use the ones in the bestiary box, as this set does not come with any. Also, keep the pawns in their cardboard sheets and keep the cardboard cover and you should be able to store this on your shelf much like a hardcover book.
Great set, with good pictures of characters that are missing pictures such as Milksop and that mustache-dude from the Lady's rock. BUT it is missing some vital characters, susch as the norgerber clerics and Brinebrood queen, so no 5 stars.
I am halfway through the skull and shackles ap, and have been buying the paper minis. I was very excited to see these. They do not disappoint. They are a great alternative to paying a lot for the plastic minis but still add a lot of flavor to the experience.
My only complaint is that it seems there is a couple of missing monsters. The jellyfish swarm and xtabays and tojinada. There may be others missing but I am not too far in the ap. otherwise a good product.