The City Below The City

Monday, May 18, 2020

Last week we started our look at the myriad figures in the City of Lost Omens set of prepainted plastic miniatures from our partners at WizKids, and I left you with the promise of divulging the denizens of the many layers of man-made, monster-made, and natural caverns below Absalom this week. Let’s dig in, shall we?

Illustration by Daniel Lopez

Those familiar with the Extinction Curse Adventure Path know that it features a few reptilian foes from the deep Darklands, and we made sure to include a number of figures to help GMs of the campaign build out their warbands. Below are the Xulgath Skulker and Xulgath Warrior, both Medium common figures, and the Xulgath Chief, a Medium rare figure.

The xulgaths don’t fight alone, however. No, we didn’t name one of the volumes of the adventure path Siege of the Dinosaurs for nothing! I knew we couldn’t do the set without at least one thunder lizard included, but it turns out those are some big mothers, so I had to work closely with AP developer Ron Lundeen to find one from the adventure that we could make in a non-Huge set. Enter the Pinacosaurus, a Large uncommon figure that could easily stand in for a young ankylosaurus.

The inhabitants of the Darklands aren’t restricted to just the Starstone Isle, though, and we made sure to include another potential warband’s worth of figures found not far below the city of Absalom itself. Here are the Duergar Bombardier, Duergar Sharpshooter, and Duergar Taskmaster. All Medium figures at the common, common, and uncommon rarity, respectively.

One of the key abilities that marks duergar from their dwarven kin is their ability to magically double in size. We’d hardly be doing these gray dwarves any favors to include them in the set and not include a large version of them as well. A Large uncommon figure, the Enlarged Duergar is sure to make a big scene when she hits the table.

Much nearer the surface, in the sewers of Absalom, dwell even more awful beasts that I can’t wait to show you! Here’s the Offalth, a new monster created for the Pathfinder Bestiary and appearing in plastic for the first time. This Large rare miniature can also stand in for any number of sewer monsters or mounds of shambling refuse.

Another new addition to the game in the Bestiary was the nightmare-inspiring Gogiteth, a spidery abomination with multiple heads and too-human teeth is pretty squicky, so it’ll make a great encounter for your unsuspecting players!

While you’re exploring the depths beneath Absalom, it’s not just creatures you need to look out for. There are countless traps and other hazards present throughout, and four of the set’s six pieces of dungeon dressing represent those same traps! These bonus figures are distributed in random booster boxes and don’t take up one of their four figure slots, and don’t have bases so they incorporate seamlessly into any number of 3D terrain options. Taking our art inspiration from the Pathfinder Core Rulebook, we included the following traps in City of Lost Omens: armageddon orb, darkside mirror, swinging scythe blades, and wheel of misery (with functionally spinning wheel!)

That’s it for this week’s previews. Next week, we’ll look at upcoming premium figures, including the two included in City of Lost Omens and the thieves’ guild releasing alongside them, plus a few other figures for good measure. Until then, stay safe, Pathfinders.

Mark Moreland
Director of Brand Strategy

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Boo, dragon link paste didnt work.

new paste for link to Dragon Set, sorry for multi posts, wish I could edit....

https://shop.wizkids.com/collections/miniatures-terrain-new-arrivals/produc ts/pre-order-pathfinder-battles-city-of-lost-omens-adult-red-black-dragons- premium-set


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Fumarole wrote:
I think over-sized bases is far more of an issue than clear bases. I don't think I've ever had a mini that was close to toppling over due to a too-small base. It's a terrible, terrible idea.

the medium earth elementals had a strong tendency to fall over till I turned them on their bases.

with digital sculpts it should be no problem to keep the center of mass on the center of the base.
from an engineering point of view fixing balance with an oversized base feels just lazy.

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Just copying and pasting the text above won't work - the Paizo forums add spaces inside some pieces of text that look like links.

This should work: Red & Black Dragons

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The set has been pushed back to a JULY release date!
The same goes for the (Norgorber)Thieves Guild premium set.

The good news are: It will feature NO CLEAR BASES!
Every mini from small to huge will have a standard black base like it is good and proper.

The mix between human(oid) minis and monsters is also pretty balanced, far better than the first preview suggested.

I also have to say that the paint masters look really good for most minis.
The "WAVE RIDER"/HIPPOCAMPUS" is the best-looking large mini revealed of the set in my opinion.


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What's your source for this, Marco? Wiz Kids' release page still shows a June date.


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Fumarole wrote:
What's your source for this, Marco? Wiz Kids' release page still shows a June date.

Their Pre Order page shows July. I don't know if that means we get it late June and everyone else gets it early July, or if we are all in the July boat.

Booster Pre Order


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minisgallery.com is showing about 31 unique models previewed so far, about 5 of them are accessories/terrain

42 figs in the set. 11 still not listed, 10 if you count the 1 I have here from the booster box. I am guessing most of the terrain pieces are already previewed... still super excited for what we will see :D

This 1 also on the booster box sides:
Small/Med Ratfolk Grenadier from booster box pic

Commons:
Med Duergar Bombardier
Med Duergar Sharpshooter
Med Low Atlanti
Med Watch Cadet (male human)
Med Xulgath Warrior
Med Xulgath Skulker

Uncommon:
Med Absalom Watch Officer (female)
Med Absalom Watch Officer (male)
Med Deurgar Taskmasker
Med Watch Cadet (half orc)
Large Enlarged Duergar (female)
Large Pinacosaurus
Large Wave Rider

Rare:
Small Chief Zusgut
Med Absalom Watch Captain
Med Aroden
Med Xulgath Chief
Large Gogiteth
Large Norgorber
Large Offalth

Terrain:
Armageddon Orb
Darkside Mirror
Starstone
Swinging Scythe Blade
Wheel of Misery

Unknowns Rarities:
Large Green Dragon
Med Lizard Folk Defender?
Med Lizard Folk Stargazer?
Med Aasimir Fighter?
Small/Med Leaf Leshy
Med Tengu Rogue from booster box pic
Small/Med Ratfolk Grenadier from booster box pic
Med Deurgar Bombardier from booster box pic

Honorable Mentions from the tiny pics on the pre order site:
Large Centaur?
Large Flesh Golem carrying his arm?
Med Harpy?
Large Crab/Cave Crawler I havent identified?
Med Humanoid with Fire Staff?
Small Gnome?
Med grey Humanoid swinging/throwing something


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not sure if terrain adds to the 42 fig count or not, if not then there are at least 5 additional on top of the 11/10 not previewed :D squee!

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Yoshua wrote:
not sure if terrain adds to the 42 fig count or not, if not then there are at least 5 additional on top of the 11/10 not previewed :D squee!

Hey Yoshua,

if you want to know which minis have been revealed and what they really are, look here ;-)


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Marco Massoudi wrote:
Yoshua wrote:
not sure if terrain adds to the 42 fig count or not, if not then there are at least 5 additional on top of the 11/10 not previewed :D squee!

Hey Yoshua,

if you want to know which minis have been revealed and what they really are, look here ;-)

Nice! thanks!


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The City of Lost Omens gallery is now updated with this last batch of reveals:

www.minisgallery.com/index.php?id=pathfinder-battles-city-of-omens

Currently (not including the premium dragons) there have been 39 minis revealed. Since the Watch Cadets were identified as variants, and the Watch Officers were not, this means we should have at least 12 more miniatures left (and possibly 1 more variant) to be revealed based on this:

44 minis (33 revealed -- not including the Cadet variant)
6 dungeon dressing (5 revealed)*

* Typically past sets have included 6 dungeon dressings, but I don't know if they have officially confirmed if there are 6 in this set).


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That delay until July should improve sales, at least.


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Wait.

Stop the carriage!

There's a Tengu in the set?!!


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Wei Ji the Learner wrote:

Wait.

Stop the carriage!

There's a Tengu in the set?!!

Tengu Rogue!

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