Decorate Your Dungeon

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Last fall, we got experimental with a set of pawns and launched the Pathfinder Pawns: Traps & Treasures Pawn Collection. The experiment seemed to work, so when there was a spot on the schedule for another Pawn Collection, we decided to try another set of pawns that represented objects rather than creatures, and that set is here this month with the Pathfinder Pawns: Dungeon Decor Pawn Collection.

Putting together this set of pawns was fun. We had a brainstorm where the creative team filled up an entire whiteboard in short order. We had more ideas than I could fit into this set, and more ideas than just things found in a dungeon. In this pawn collection there's a good mix of dungeon dressing, furniture, doors and windows, spell effects and hazards, and things you might find outside rather than inside.

When we released the Traps & Treasures Pawn Collection, I grabbed some Flip-Mats and minis and headed to a conference room to set up some scenes to show the set off, so I figured I do the same for this new release. Check out some of the things you'll find in Pathfinder Pawns: Dungeon Decor Pawn Collection!


Sometimes a wizard needs a little privacy, so try out this folding screen.

Where are the windows on the map? Oh, right there! The set includes broken windows, intact windows, and even a few stained glass windows.

Like windows, sometimes you need to clearly depict where arrow slits are located so Harsk can line up his shot.

Decorate your house or dungeon with a bookcase, cabinet of curiosities, and a grandfather clock... and much, much more.

Graves, open graves, and headstones allow you to set up a handy undead encounter.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as I enjoyed playing with toys on the clock this morning. Later this month after these hit stores and your mailboxes, let me know what you think about the set!

Adam Daigle
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Very cool. More of this stuff is great.


Awesome. :)

Grand Lodge

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Have you kept the labels off of this set? They rather spoiled the look of the previous items one imo.

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Darrell Impey UK wrote:
Have you kept the labels off of this set? They rather spoiled the look of the previous items one imo.

I’ve answered this before in the product thread (Ithink), but yes, sort of. The pawns in this set have text on only one side.


Yes. I love the irony. Labels on dungeon decor ruins them while pawns with no labels makes them worthless. Such funny creatures these gamers...

Speaking as someone that buys them all, the labels are just fine. My campaigns aren't so fragile that they shatter if someone reads the word "pillar" on a prop.


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Brother Fen wrote:
Yes. I love the irony. Labels on dungeon decor ruins them while pawns with no labels makes them worthless. Such funny creatures these gamers...

Almost like they're not a monolithic group...


Anywho, I'm a little surprised to see they did a preview of these without showing any of the doors.

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These are brilliant! I know what I'm getting my GM for Christmas!


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Great idea!


I love these kind of sets. I would love to see a “Nature” themed set. Trees,bushes,boulders,cactuses,bogs, in the same kind of fashion that these are.

Grand Lodge

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Well I'm sold!


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I hope we'll get some of these for Starfinder eventually, too!


bugleyman wrote:
Brother Fen wrote:
Yes. I love the irony. Labels on dungeon decor ruins them while pawns with no labels makes them worthless. Such funny creatures these gamers...
Almost like they're not a monolithic group...

True enough, but he does have a point: things like this are a can't-win situation - no matter what they do, someone's game will be ruined forever.

I kind of wish this sort of product were available back when I got started in the 3rd edition thing just as maps and miniatures became the default assumption of the game: I've bought far too many miniatures and scenic items over the years, and there's really too many of them, they take up too much room, picking through all the boxes and boxes of fiddly bits to find just the right ones is only so much fun, the miniature collecting is an expensive hobby, and one that I find less and less rewarding over the years....

These days, I'd really rather have a relatively small box of common, useful scenic pawns, a box of more generic, archetypal monster pawns, and just a basic collection of generic adventurer minis: I don't really need separate blue, green, red, etc. dragons, or distinct Orc, Hobgoblin, Half-Orc, etc. pawns, or anything like that... rather, just enough that I can easily fish some pawns out of the box and say "those green guys are orcs... and this guy with a sword is your fighter...."

Especially now that I'm not gaming as much anymore.

Still, these pawns are a lovely product, and I've half a mind to start selling off my miniatures and switch to a basic collection of pawns, a handful of generic paper maps, maybe a basic, blank flip-mat, and some old-fashioned pens and graph paper.


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Thank you so much for continuing this conversation... it surfaced this blog post which I had missed. Now I know this awesome product exists. Yay!

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