Today we'll talk about some cards that are exclusive to the new Iconic Heroes miniatures sets that hit stores at the end of this month, and a tasty new mechanic that comes along with them. Shiny!
So here's Lini's kitty pal Droogami. She's a snow leopard who does sneaky hunter things, as you might expect, and you can follow her keen nose to a new location and pounce on something. But there's something interesting on this card—do you see it?
Droogami's an ally with set indicator P that has only the Animal trait, so she can't start in a character's deck. Except her owner's, that is. Lini and Droogami have a special bond, so when Lini builds her starting deck, she can include Droogami as one of her allies. Anyone else who wants Droogami has to encounter her in play and succeed at that Wisdom or Survival 11 check.
The Owner mechanic is one you'll be seeing more of in upcoming sets (coughWrathoftheRighteouscough) and it's featured on every card in the Iconic Heroes miniatures line. Here's one for Seelah, also from the first set of miniatures:
The Iomedaean helmet that changed our young paladin's life is a sweet little piece of armor, and it too lacks the Basic trait. Revealing to reduce all kinds of damage by 2 ain't bad—maybe we should all consider taking up the paladin's mantle. Or helm.
One of the nice things about these cards from an organized play design perspective is that they're easy to integrate. If you're playing an iconic character and you have a promotional card from this line that's owned by that character, you can start with it. If you're not playing an iconic, don't despair—you might get an opportunity to unlock access to these cards through a scenario or some other special reward. Those of you playing Valeros might wish to pre-order Iconic Heroes Set #1 now.
That's it for this week. Until next time, Pathfinders!
Adventure Card Game Designer