|Berk the Black|
|Berk the Black|
I caught it fast, because I really like Pathfinder's version of the Bearded devil. I'm looking forward to him in particular from this set.
Yeah& i like the image in the bestiary too, looks very menacing.
Wizkids posted a picture of a large Umber Hulk on their facebook page 4 hours ago.
Kalindlara wrote:As a case incentive, you'll need to buy a case of Pathfinder Battles: Deadly Foes to purchase one. I highly recommend the Pathfinder Battles Case Subscription. ^_^If I set up for the subscription, must I pay when setting up? Or when the next case ships?
You'll be called upon to pay when the case ships, I believe.
Quemius wrote:You'll be called upon to pay when the case ships, I believe.Kalindlara wrote:As a case incentive, you'll need to buy a case of Pathfinder Battles: Deadly Foes to purchase one. I highly recommend the Pathfinder Battles Case Subscription. ^_^If I set up for the subscription, must I pay when setting up? Or when the next case ships?
Yep. In addition, you can buy gift vouchers for yourself to spread the cost, just choose the option to apply your credit to your subscription orders.
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|Erik Mona Publisher, Chief Creative Officer|
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That's all well and good, but when's the last time that we saw a normal set with Huges? And when are we likely to see one again? The fact is, there are certain Huges that are going to be in high demand *in multiples* -- elementals at the top of the list -- and I honestly don't understand the thinking that says "stay away from the minis for which there's the highest demand". If the goal is the sustainability of the line and of its ability to deliver Huges, it seems obvious to me that you go where the market is. But hey, I'll be thrilled to get these minis, I'm entirely on board, I hope they're very popular, and I'm confident that Paizo (and expect that Wizkids) know what they're doing.
I don't want to psychoanalyze WizKids, and we haven't discussed this issue in particular in regards to why they chose the ones they chose, but I suspect they wanted to do a test balloon on a 2-Huge pack to see if the pricing and sales worked before biting off the elementals. It doesn't make sense to do two elementals and then not follow up with the other two, only to be hounded to the end of time about when they are coming out.
Incidentally, the two Huges I suggested were _not_ elementals either. :)
|Berk the Black|
It frustrates me to no end that there doesn't seem to be a simple solution to getting huges out to market. I appreciate that Wizkids and Paizo are continuing to try and find that magical combination that will make them work. The case incentive seems to be a reasonable approach to getting out some of the more unique pieces, but it certainly doesn't address the pieces that are more general purpose and we would want in greater quantities. I wish you all the best of luck in tackling this problem. It has been done sucessfully in the past by WotC, and while circumstances surrounding mini production have changed over time, I still hold out that there is a happy combination to make this work.
|Vic Wertz Chief Technical Officer|
My next polite question is how rare is it for "3rd party" distributers to get cases of yours? Do you ship once to them and that's all or are they able to get re-orders of your cases? I haven't gone to the Paizo case incentive yet because I'm not sure I want every case, but I do use other sources when needed. Is there a limited run on cases such as Rusty Dragon Inn or not? Thank you!
WizKids is the manufacturer of the Pathfinder Battles line, so they're the ones who sell them to distributors, not us. Generally, they make enough so that distributors can place reorders before they sell out, but sometimes things sell out faster than others. (Rusty Dragon Inn has sold particularly quickly.) It's very rare for WizKids to reprint a set after it has sold out.
Dungeons & Dragons have posted a picture of a large flying Manticore on their facebook page.
This is the best-looking Manticore ever produced imo. Great for Rise of the Runelords book 2!
On another note:
Now that we get a hardcover conversion of the excellent "Curse of the Crimson Throne" to the Pathfinder rules in september, i would like nothing more than getting as many minis as possible for it in octobers "Deadly Foes" set.
I am 100% sure we will get a "Red Mantis Assassin" or 2.
I hope we get a "Plague Doctor", some "Shoanti" and other crucial players.