I'm writing today's blog from the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio. Origins is one of the longest-running gaming conventions in the country, and this year a small contingent from Paizo is at the show running demos of the Skull & Shackles Base Set for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, playing some Pathfinder Society Organized Play games, and hob-nobbing with other game industry folks. Last night, I had a chance to introduce some friends from Wizards of the Coast's D&D team to the glorious wonders of White Castle hamburgers, and just a few minutes ago I finished up a fun PFS table at which our own Jason Bulmahn played an obnoxious priest of Razmir, the fak—er, "Living" god. Good times.
But the second biggest tabletop gaming convention in the country is no excuse to skip a Friday Preview Blog, so here I am in my hotel room bringing you the latest glimpse at November's upcoming The Lost Coast set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted plastic figures!
The Lost Coast set contains a wealth of cool creatures drawn from Pathfinder monster books, adventures, campaign settings, and comic books, presenting a straight-up serving of fantasy goodness that should appeal to all Pathfinder players and GMs. I think the set contains some of our finest sculpts yet, and I can't wait to get them on my own gaming table!
Here's a sneak peek at three of the set's 45 figures.
Here we have wily old Brodert Quink, the resident sage of the town of Sandpoint—the opening locale in the Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path and numerous other Pathfinder adventures, comics, and audio dramas. Quink comes complete with reading glasses and a large book, making him a perfect option for elderly wizards or a sage in just about any locale. He's got a great expression and adds nicely to the growing range of "townsfolk" available in the Pathfinder Battles line. Brodert Quink is a Medium, uncommon figure.
Now here's a creature I've been dying to get in prepainted plastic for years and years. One of my favorite aspects of deciding the figures in each set is that I get to supplement my own collection with creatures I've long wanted, and this scruffy critter is a perfect example of my own wish fulfillment working for you. I give you the Leucrotta. This wolf-hyena-deer hybrid dates back to AD 77, when it appeared in Pliny the Elder's Natural History, one of the world's earliest RPG bestiaries. Even the "historical" Leucrotta had cool powers like the ability to mimic human speech, and I've been fascinated by these evil creatures since they first appeared in RPGs back in the 70s and 80s. There have been a few metal versions available, but so far as I know The Lost Coast marks the creature's first appearance in prepainted plastic. The Leucrotta is a Large, uncommon figure.
Last up this week is a man full of pomp and circumstance, or at least pomp and lots of fatty foods. I'm speaking of course of Lord Mayor Grobaras, the arrogant ruler of Varisia's city of Magnimar. I have a real soft spot for noble figures tricked out in finery AND for grossly fat figures, so this guy is like a dream come true for me. He's ideal for any kind of overbearing politician, though if you ask me I think he's perfect for an obnoxious singing bard. The figure is based on one of my favorite illustrations from the Magnimar, City of Monuments sourcebook, and I hope you love him as much as I do. There's certainly a lot of him to go around. Lord Mayor Grobaras is a Medium, rare figure.
And that's it for this week's preview. I'm off to play some more Pathfinder Society adventures!
Until next week,