Large and In Charge

Friday, October 9, 2015

Greetings and salutations from New York Comic Con, where I have braved halls choked with cosplayers to bring you another Friday preview! I had to escape from the terrible Cobra Clutch of Sgt. Slaughter himself to bring today’s blog to you, so let’s make it a good one!

We all love monsters, right? And when it comes to miniatures, I’m a big proponent of “bigger is better.” Lots of people, if presented with a time machine, would go back to solve some prominent historical mystery, or to witness some great achievement first hand. At this point what I would probably do is go back and convince the earliest tabletop gaming figure companies to make their tin soldiers just a little bit larger, so the gamers of future generations could get more detail on their prepainted plastic miniatures.

I imagine those gamers would be shocked by the idea of well-painted plastic figures of today’s quality, but shame on them for living in the past. In retrospect it was a very poor choice.

So, since regular-scaled minis are so small, it’s really something to get a larger creature, because they often have so many more details and personality. Today’s previews are certainly expressive, well-sculpted monsters that benefit from a larger presentation. I’ve seen all three in-hand at this point, and I’m proud of all of them.

These figures are all in the forthcoming The Rusty Dragon Inn set.

Here we have the Kirrix, an enormous six-legged rat monstrosity from the ratfolk section of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Monster Codex. When that art rolled in, I couldn’t resist putting it on the fast track for miniature-dom. What a great match he makes for our oversized Dire Rat from Heroes & Monsters or the Wererat from Skull & Shackles. Rats are mainstays in dungeons, and I think this beast has what it takes to be the pinnacle fight against a whole rat-based faction. His mouth is huuuuge. The Kirrix is a Large, uncommon figure.

This imposing Flesh Golem will look very familiar to players of "The Trial of the Beast", the second adventure in the Carrion Crown Adventure Path, since the image comes directly from that volume’s cover. I’ve never seen a better flesh golem illustration than that one, so into the minis line he went. We’ve only got a few more “core” golems to go, and lots more from the later Bestiaries after that. Very exciting! The Flesh Golem looms over other figures, being an amalgamation of body parts from other similarly Large creatures. Seeing this guy hit the table will definitely have your players reaching for their torches and pitchforks. The Flesh Golem is a Large, uncommon figure.

There have been a lot of dragons hitting the prepainted plastic market in recent years, so I’m not in quite the hurry that I once was to cover all of the sizes of all of the basic dragons. That said, some of our dragon designs, like Ben Wootten’s Silver Dragon, simply cry out to be made in prepainted plastic, and who am I to resist their clarion call? They have breath weapons, don’t you know? The Silver Dragon is a Large, rare figure.

That’s it for this week. Come on back next Friday with a look at more figures from The Rusty Dragon Inn. I still have such sights to show you.

Until then,

Erik Mona
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I just sorted all my minis last weekend and when it came to golems, I was struck by the fact that I don't own a flesh golem and had resolved to bring it up here...

Now it turns out you've been solving my problem before I even realised I had it. Nice one, Erik - this time travelling schtick suits me down to the ground. :)

Dark Archive

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I like the tentacle hand on that golem. And this set looks better and better, case ordered!


All 3 are really cool, but the Beast of Lepistadt is the big winner!
I'd be happy to see the Scarecrow from RotR show up eventually too, which seems not impossible considering how steadily you've been working through the whole list of RotR minis....?

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Buh! Kirrix!

*Is excited to see a monster that he wrote turned into a mini*

Shadow Lodge

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Must say I'm very impressed with these three. Beast of Leipstad is awesome, love all the different flesh tones and types, truly bring the flesh golem concept to life. As an uncommon I should get around three in a case, that sounds like about the right number for the old mad scientist lair.

Not sure what I'll do with the Kirrix but it looks impressive. As an uncommon I should get a few so perhaps I'll reenact the Talons of Weng chiang sewer scenes?

I know we've got a lot of dragons of late but I will say that silver is particularly nice. I hope the silver comes out that shiny and chrome like in the final mini. I think making it a rare is spot on.

3 for 3 in terms of quality, 3 for 3 in rarity.

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Cleanthes wrote:

All 3 are really cool, but the Beast of Lepistadt is the big winner!

I'd be happy to see the Scarecrow from RotR show up eventually too, which seems not impossible considering how steadily you've been working through the whole list of RotR minis....?

I totally thought we had a Scarecrow... but I was thinking of the DDM line again. ^_^

(Unless you're talking about the flesh golem of that name, I suppose.)

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John Compton wrote:

Buh! Kirrix!

*Is excited to see a monster that he wrote turned into a mini*

Awesome!

Congrats, John! It really is a spectacular feeling.


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Kalindlara wrote:
Cleanthes wrote:

All 3 are really cool, but the Beast of Lepistadt is the big winner!

I'd be happy to see the Scarecrow from RotR show up eventually too, which seems not impossible considering how steadily you've been working through the whole list of RotR minis....?

I totally thought we had a Scarecrow... but I was thinking of the DDM line again. ^_^

(Unless you're talking about the flesh golem of that name, I suppose.)

Yeah, I'm specifically thinking of a unique named flesh golem from a classic Paizo adventure.


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Silver Dragon!! I love how the figure seems very sinuous, almost fluid in its build and posture. It is a nice contrast to the bulkier Red, and Whites we have had in recent memory. Its look also just screams Pathfinder.

The Beast!! From the cover of one of my favorite adventure paths.

The Kirrix !? It's cool looking, I know nothing about it, but I like it. Now all I need to do is figure out where I can use that bad boy.


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I still hope we get an "Evolution of the Silver / Gold Dragons" as well as gargantuan miniatures for both of them.

Also, where on earth can I find artwork for ancient (or older) versions of either one? I think there's a picture of an ancient silver on the cover of Part 1 of Wrath of the Righteous but it's partially obscured by the female half-orc NPC of the Adventure Path and also there's the little dis-savoring part with the Balor decapitating it. :(

Does Paizo ever plan on giving us ancient (or older) artwork for the metallics? I really wanna know. :(

Sovereign Court

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Page 178 of the Inner Sea World Guide has art of Mengkare, Lord of Hermea - a great wyrm gold dragon. ^_^


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I love how NO ONE mentioned Sgt. Slaughter. Sheesh... Isn't he ridiculously nice? I used to work in a restaurant between his hometown and the nearest airport, so he would stop in about once every couple of months when traveling. Always super nice. Gave out autographs and took pictures. He would call someone maggot at the drop of a hat or yell, "Yo JOE!"

He really is just an awesome guy. Now I may have to start playing a certain Master of Swords as a jovial form of Sgt. Slaughter.

That said...Love this set so hard.


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Page 178 of the Inner Sea World Guide has art of Mengkare, Lord of Hermea - a great wyrm gold dragon. ^_^

Thankies. Now we just need artwork for a great wyrm Silver Dragon. :D


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Berselius wrote:

I still hope we get an "Evolution of the Silver / Gold Dragons" as well as gargantuan miniatures for both of them.

Also, where on earth can I find artwork for ancient (or older) versions of either one? I think there's a picture of an ancient silver on the cover of Part 1 of Wrath of the Righteous but it's partially obscured by the female half-orc NPC of the Adventure Path and also there's the little dis-savoring part with the Balor decapitating it. :(

Does Paizo ever plan on giving us ancient (or older) artwork for the metallics? I really wanna know. :(

A gargantuan Silver or Gold Dragon would be nice (heck, ANY, Gargantuan Metallic Dragon would be cool). For that matter a Gargantuan Black (Pathfinder Style :) ) and a Gargantuan Blue (that isn't decked out in gold and magic) would be great. What can I say, I love Dragons.

This is why I'm so sad that the Evolutions only got 2 species of Dragon out before they more or less died :(

Grand Lodge

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Kirrix? I doubt they exist.


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RAWWWWWWRRR!!!!!


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If that dragon still looks like he is made out of tin foil when he's in hand, he's going to be awesome!

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Wow, if we can't have Carrion Crown pawns, then it is nice to at least see key monsters pop up in other lines. This will really help with running CC.

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Glad to hear it, Samy! It's not really practical for us to go back and produce Pawns for older APs, but I'm thrilled that the Flesh Golem figure will help your AP. Don't forget the Vampire from our very first set, Heroes & Monsters, which is based on another cover from Carrion Crown!

Here he is!

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