Dungeon Dressing Singles Online!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Welcome everyone to the Friday Publisher Preview, and another look at some of the sweet Pathfinder Battles miniatures coming up in November's The Rusty Dragon Inn set of prepainted plastic gaming figures. Before we get to that, however, I'd like to talk a little bit about the PREVIOUS set, Dungeons Deep. Specifically, I'd like to discuss dungeon dressing.

Dungeon dressing is a new type of figure introduced in Dungeons Deep. That set saw the release of six different sculpts, the Anghazan Idol, Bubbling Cauldron, Burning Brazier, Chest, Iron Maiden, and Sarcophagus.

Based on online commentary, it appears as though dungeon dressing has been very popular, and some of the singles have been selling for crazy money on the secondary market. From my perspective, that's primarily due to a small handful of factors. The most important is availability.

In order to test the market for this sort of miniature, WizKids inserted them in place of uncommon figures in randomly selected boosters, with at least a full set of each figure in each case (case collation not guaranteed, etc., etc., etc.). In practice, that makes them equivalent to rares at the very least, which is probably fitting in some sense. Since we announced dungeon dressing, a minority of customers have been very against the idea, either because they don't use "props" on their table, or simply because they'd prefer another monster or character mini.

This sort of distribution for dungeon dressing has another effect—it significantly reduced the number of figures we at paizo.com have to sell. That's meant that, until today, zero dungeon dressing singles have appeared on our web store.

Well, that changes as of now, with one major caveat. As of this moment, customers can order dungeon dressing from paizo.com. However, we know that the demand for these pieces will be very high, so in order to spread their distribution as widely as possible, we are limiting sales of dungeon dressing minis to one of each piece per customer account. I want to stress that we have an extremely limited supply of these pieces, so even with the one-per-customer limit I do not expect them to last very long. We'll evaluate how this goes for the next set, and I'll do my best to keep you updated here over the months between now and November.

But wait, I hear some of you saying. One Sarcophagus or Iron Maiden might be enough, but how about that awesome Burning Brazier? I want like a dozen of those things!

Happily, I anticipated the demand for the Burning Brazier immediately upon seing the final brilliant design by WizKids, and I immediately ordered a special repaint Burning Brazier Promo Mini, that is available exclusively from paizo.com. They are online right now, with no per-customer limit. Trick out your whole dungeon in these things!

I also made sure to differentiate the Burning Brazier Promo from the regular Burning Brazier figure by changing up the colors. The promo version is a flat silver metal color, whereas the Dungeons Deep version has a gold color to it. That means you can set up an encounter with several "normal" Promo Burning Braziers and use the more rare "gold" version as some kind of "special" set piece.

So buy away to your heart's content!

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get a promo version of the Chest (probably the best other candidate from this set), and there's no guarantee I'll be able to do this with "common" dungeon dressing in future sets. But I knew people would want more than one of those braziers, and I did what I could to make that possible.

And Now, Back to The Rusty Dragon Inn

With that out of the way, let's take a look at two pieces of dungeon dressing from November's The Rusty Dragon Inn set. As many of you have suspected, the dressing in this set follows the theme of the set in general—the tavern. Let's take a look!

Here we have a Cart that will look great as part of a campsite, to liven up an urban street encounter, or carry around random junk. I don't have final outputs of any of the Rusty Dragon figures yet, but the idea is to make the back of this thing big enough to fit a figure into, so it also makes a crude chariot. To my knowledge, the wheels on the cart are stationary, so (as with all figures), you'll have to use a bit of imagination.

Even cooler than the cart is its older brother, the Wagon. This simple wood-textured vehicle has a ton of uses. Cart around a player character! Pick up several to fashion a crude barricade! Carry your dungeon treasure back to town in style!

So, there you have it. Two of The Rusty Dragon Inn's dungeon dressing figures. But wait! I hear your questions already!

"Hey Erik," I hear you say. "Just who is supposed to pull around this cart and wagon? Our player characters?"

"Why no," I reply calmly. "I expect the set's Draft Horse to pull them."

The Draft Horse is a Large, uncommon figure.

See you next week!

Erik Mona
Publisher

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Tags: Dungeons Deep Miniatures Pathfinder Battles The Rusty Dragon Inn

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Erik Mona just put the cart before the horse...


I'm happy to see both a cart and a wagon in this set! And uncommon draft horses are perfect campanion pieces. Looks like I will be buying a case this time instead of singles.


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Gorgeous! Every preview makes me more excited for the Rusty Dragon Inn.

Grand Lodge

Very nice!

For those of you short on chests, I suggest using the mimic. Keep your players on their toes.


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Going through Jade Regent now, those could be extremely handy for any group running it after these come out.


And there was great rejoicing! Without Robin's minstrels even getting eaten.

If ever we needed proof that you were tuned in to your market's needs, this post gives us proof. Every part of this post is good news. I'm thrilled about the braziers (and am ordering a bunch right away), and I think all 3 minis are great picks that I know I'll use.

Question: is the wagon Large sized? How big is it compared to, for instance, the cart and the horse?

And one last question, which I expect I know the answer to, but what the heck: Any chance of putting the horse on an oval base instead of a circular one?

Whatever the answers, all of this is very good news. Well done!


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If there's going to be an alternate chest dressing figure, could we also get a mimic to match?

Shadow Lodge

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No chest, Erik states that in the post sadly.

Big thumbs up for the brazier repaint though. Got me 6 already ('m a sad creature)

Very nice choice of dressing to start of with. Well done Erik, has me excited for the next 4, and if the draft horse is even half as nice as the sculpt (and the larges usually are) he'll be a winner on my table. Am I right to assume the wagon is around 2" wide? About the same as the draft horses base? Well, I mean "planned to be" since its a digital sculpt. The cart just under 1"?


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The draft horse is a perfect companion piece to the Cart and Wagon. I'm looking forward to all three pieces.

Will the rarity of the cart and wagon follow the same pattern as the Dungeon Dressing in Dungeons Deep?


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Nice. Horse++. I'll be wanting several of them. After all these years of using a particular chunk of Lego to represent horses, these'll be nice.


Very nice on all fronts!!

Love love love the dressing and the horse.

I'm guessing from Deep that the cart and wagon wont be a large but will be same size as the brazier ;)

Silver Crusade

Useful in a certain Goblin adventure. :)

Thanks for the previews!


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I'm a big fan of the "one per customer" restriction and the effort you put into repainting what you could (the brazier was the obvious choice). The cart and wagon are great choices for the next set too (albeit not to my tastes). The horse is long overdue in the PPM world, imo so great decision there too.

If these dungeon dressing pieces are popular enough, is there an economically feasible way to split them off from the monsters/NPC line? It seems to me there'd be no losers from the customer side then - more monsters for those of us who crave that and an easier and cheaper way to get dungeon dressing pieces for those who want the latter (without everything defaulting to rare, with the associated singles market markups).

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I would love Iconic Heroes-style dungeon dressing kits. ^_^


I am just so impressed with the minis in this post alone that it justifies me buying a set!

Firstly, thank you for anticipating high demand on the brazier and making it available as a promo!

The wagon and cart are great, and always seem to enter into play one way or another. Its great to see these made as miniatures!

The draft horse is just the icing on the cake for me!

Not only are we getting a great selection of npc/pc figures, but also some great dungeon dressing pieces that will get used. Mounts / animals / familiars always help to round out the sets as well.

My wife is just going to be "so happy" with me when she sees the credit card invoice for 2 cases -- but clearly with this set I have no other choice :)


I love both the cart and the horse. Wonderful additions. You keep doing this kind of stuff and I will remain a customer for life. Well done.


I'm not overly fond of that colour wagon. I think I'll have to paint that wagon.


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Love the horse. Very much needed. I'm still hoping yall do small 12 item set like undead and goblins for animals.

Dark Archive

The cart and wagon are amazing and it would be a great idea to later offer a boxed set.
The draft horse will be great to get in numbers too.

I know you don´t have actual minis yet and hope to see some and the bar by early september, so i can preorder a case at my local flagstore if the humanoids faces look decent.

If most of the humans have 3 star faces, i´ll buy a case, if not just a brick or too.

Kudos to you for selecting such versatile dressing pieces, Eric!
I hope the other 4 include a large table, a medium chair and a medium barrel.

C u next week and thanx for everything and the fish.

Dark Archive

Yes, Rusty Dragon is taking shape quite nicely! Throw a riding horse into the mix, to match the draft, and you guys have hit a home run in my book. ;)

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Awesome pieces all.


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LadyIrithyl wrote:
I'm not overly fond of that colour wagon. I think I'll have to paint that wagon.

You should get Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin to help!


w00t! These are awesome new mini's which'd see a lot of use for me. The tavern set is looking to be the best one yet!

I am glad the dungeon dressing is being sold as singles, though I must say the price is a bit dear, especially with shipping and customs. I'll have to check my budget...

Scarab Sages

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Get the Dungeon Dressing while you can - looks like the Sarcophagus has already sold out

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

And the non-promo Brazier.

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I'm going to be in a lot of trouble if my case doesn't have all of them...


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davrion wrote:
Get the Dungeon Dressing while you can - looks like the Sarcophagus has already sold out
Vic Wertz wrote:
And the non-promo Brazier.

and the sleeping mimic


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It would be really nice if the system could give a warning when an item has been removed from the shopping cart.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

We will check into this, but I believe that unless customer service specifically removes an item from your cart (and CS has not touched your cart), the only time an item can be automatically removed from your cart is when you look at your cart and the system finds that the item is not purchasable, and you’d get a pop-up at that time telling you that the item has been removed.

Is there any chance you accidentally removed it yourself?


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Vic Wertz wrote:

We will check into this, but I believe that unless customer service specifically removes an item from your cart (and CS has not touched your cart), the only time an item can be automatically removed from your cart is when you look at your cart and the system finds that the item is not purchasable, and you’d get a pop-up at that time telling you that the item has been removed.

Is there any chance you accidentally removed it yourself?

I might have missed the "blocked pop-up" message from my browser since I wasn't expecting a pop-up and was all "schnell, schnell, got to order the dungeon dressing before it's sold out"

The Sarcophagus disappered between trying to finalise the order sunday and actually getting it done on monday. Didn't notice till the shipment notification got in.

Another wiered thing that happened is: my shopping cart reset when I put items in a shopping cart without being locked in. Then when I locked in all items already in my personal shoping cart got replaced by these "new" items. So I refilled it with all the stuff I wanted.
After sending off the order, the stuff I originally had in there was back in my shopping cart again.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

I misspoke when I said you'd get a pop-up; we avoid pop-ups on the site. The message is supposed to be displayed on the shopping cart page. I've had the tech team look into it, and it may not be displaying properly—thanks for bringing that to our notice, and sorry for the inconvenience.

Regarding your last paragraph, that's actually the behavior we want. When you're not logged in, we don't know who you are, so we give you a fresh cart. When you do log in, we assume that you probably want to buy the stuff that you have in that new cart, so that's the one we use until you check out. Then we look and see that you had a previous cart, and assume that you probably wanted to buy that stuff too, so we switch to that cart.


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Re: dressing
No worries, I cought it quick enough to top up on another order from a supplier in Germany before that was shipped.

Re: shopping carts
why not just combine the stuff from the two carts?
Because: yes, I want the stuff I added while logged off.
But couldn't see what I had already in the cart till finalising the order.
So I basically guessed and added the stuff already once chosen to the new cart.

When the old cart pops up again, while I do want that stuff, I already have ordered it.
Or if I missed a bit, I'll either pay another shipment (and possibly run to customs a second time) or I risk that an item is out of stock by the time I order again.

Combining carts on login is what I expexted, but knowing it doesn't work I'll just log in first next time.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

That does seem like a good idea. I'll see what other folks think.


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Erik, what are the sizes of the cart and wagon? In looking at the Pathfinder Minis website (Kor's), I notice they are both listed as medium. That seems pretty small.

I could see the cart as a medium, but the wagon I think would need to be large, and on the 'large' side of large.

Dark Archive

Hobbun wrote:

Erik, what are the sizes of the cart and wagon? In looking at the Pathfinder Minis website (Kor's), I notice they are both listed as medium. That seems pretty small.

I could see the cart as a medium, but the wagon I think would need to be large, and on the 'large' side of large.

That´s a wrong assumption from Kor, he often gets the size wrong because of time problems i think. The wagon is large.


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Oh, ok, that's good (on the wagon).

And nothing against Kor at all, I really appreciate his website and have used it a lot. I just wanted to clarify (hopefully) that at least the wagon was larger than medium sized (which it sounds like it is).

Dark Archive

Hobbun wrote:

Oh, ok, that's good (on the wagon).

And nothing against Kor at all, I really appreciate his website and have used it a lot. I just wanted to clarify (hopefully) that at least the wagon was larger than medium sized (which it sounds like it is).

Kor is great. His site is the best and most reliable one for Pathfinder minis.

I only wanted to state that he has not always the time to correct everything instantly but does so later.

I emailed him a list of most Rage of Demons minis yesterday, somebody put up photos of most of them on facebook.


Hobbun wrote:

Erik, what are the sizes of the cart and wagon? In looking at the Pathfinder Minis website (Kor's), I notice they are both listed as medium. That seems pretty small.

I could see the cart as a medium, but the wagon I think would need to be large, and on the 'large' side of large.

In this case, it is a copy and paste error. To save myself time I just copy and paste code and sometimes forget to change some of the info. I really should spend more time double checking my work before I upload it :)

On the plus side, this forced me to double check the site and I notice I had both of the horses listed at medium size too.

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