This week, we conclude our preview of the forthcoming Pathfinder Battles: Darklands Rising set of prepainted plastic miniatures from our partners at WizKids. Before we get into looking at the final figures in the set, I wanted to provide an update on Darklands Rising’s release. Due to a number of logistical issues, some game distributors have not received their orders of Darklands Rising, so WizKids has pushed the release date back 2 weeks to February 3, 2021. This should give the remaining product time to make it to distributors and then to retail stores in time for everyone to have the same street date. We hope this won’t cause anyone any problems, and thank the community for your understanding.
And now, we delve back into the bowels of the earth to reveal the final batch of figures in this amazing set! We’ve shown off the many Darklands denizens like drow, deep gnomes, and urdefhans in the set, but none of the fey, so let’s remedy that, shall we? Here’s we’ve got the Leprechaun, Grodair, Lurker in Light, and Norn. Of these, none is really linked heavily to the Darklands, but they can nevertheless serve as potential foes or allies of adventurers in just about any campaign, including those set beneath Golarion’s surface. The Leprechaun is a Small common figure, the Grodair a Medium common, Lurker in Light a Small uncommon, and the Norn is a Large rare.
Fey are generally represented as the guardians or custodians of the natural world, so it’s fitting that we also included the Arboreal Regent in this set to accompany them. This Huge uncommon figure can serve both as a treefolk character as well as an animated or awakened tree (which isn’t the same thing!) Similarly, the Wood Giant, also a Huge uncommon figure, can serve as friend or foe depending on what the party wants to do with the forests it calls home. The decidedly less amiable Cavern Troll, a Large uncommon figure, serves a less foliated, more crystalline foil to his fellow giants, and fits right in among the Darklands’ many threats.
Rounding things out in Darklands Rising are two rather frightening animals, two classic fantasy beasts, and a weird aquatic aberration. They are the Emperor Cobra (Large uncommon), Giant Toad (Large uncommon), Leucrotta (Large uncommon), Peryton (Medium common), and Quoppopak (Large uncommon).
And that, as they say in show business, is a wrap! Pathfinder Battles: Darklands Rising is available for preorder now and will be available everywhere miniatures are sold on February 3. Next week, we’ll take off for the far horizons of distant worlds as we take our first look at Starfinder Battles: Planets of Peril, the first full set of prepainted plastic miniatures based on the Starfinder game and setting. See you then!
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Darklands Rising: From the Vaults
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