We are pleased to present this guest blog product announcement from our friends at Archon Studio. Dungeons & Lasers is their line of plastic unpainted and unassembled miniatures and environments. Paizo is excited to work with Archon Studio on a way to bring the Pathfinder: Abomination Vaults Adventure Path to life, and we look forward to the many future releases that will do the same to the wider world of Golarion. We can’t wait to see these dungeons take shape on your own tabletop!
The New Era of Dungeons & Lasers Begins Now
Our goblins are happy to announce a new product line, Pathfinder Terrain. These sets feature the most iconic places from the Pathfinder universe, starting this month with the dark and grim Abomination Vaults and traveling to farther lands in future releases. These new dungeons are also our first retail release of half-height walls which retaining full backward compatibility with our classic full-height walled sets.
Abomination Vaults Pathfinder Terrain Design
Abomination Vaults is one of the most popular Pathfinder Adventures Paths ever, with a hardcover edition coming this May. The famed megadungeon is split into 3 parts, chronicling the tale of the evil sorcerer Belcorra Haruvex, her revenge and the bold heroes who venture forth to oppose her.
Pathfinder Abomination Vaults Adventure Path Trailer
We’ve approached this challenge open-minded, yet focused on the lore and story. Our Art Director, Tomasz Badalski, says:
“First thing that came to my mind was the abomination angle of the design. How to make a dungeon that clearly says, “We reject all that’s natural and give ourselves to all kinds of heresy and evil rituals?” That’s why you’ll notice good-ol’ tentacles on the walls and evil-eyes overseeing the adventuring party. Even the metal door ornaments are looking more like veins on living, cursed organisms than a piece of engineering. How cool is that?”
Half-height Walls Enter the Game
The most noticeable feature of Abomination Vaults Pathfinder Terrains are the new half-height walls, designed to make it even easier to handle miniatures inside of the dungeon. These half-height walls stand roughly 25 millimeters, or 1 inch, tall. They are also much thicker than in previous packs. Doorways are kept at 50 millimeters/2-inch height to make it easier to locate them during the game.
Open Functional Doors!
What do both Game Masters and mimics love? Yes, that’s right—doors. For the first time, we’ve implemented a functional door in the Dungeons & Lasers line. It works using a push and fit system, allowing you to open and rotate the door or remove it from the doorway altogether if you don’t need it. Also, doorways are aligned with the grid, for all you tactic-loving fighters!
All the Extra Bits Included
Abomination Vaults Pathfinder Terrains come with extra set pieces that will help you customize your dungeon. Columns are a perfect all-rounder when it comes to removing a single tile from the map and blocking a line of sight at the same time if you need that. A small pile of rubble works great as a blockade. Some walls also include special holes to place torchlights you will find in your set.
Our second release this month is Dwarven Mine, terrain set in the wet and dark depths of mountains, where Dwarves used to have a lot of fun. Now the place is abandoned - or is it?
Dwarven Mine also features half-height walls, functional and grid-aligned doors, and extra customization bits. Fully compatible with Abomination Vaults and with the classic full-height walled Dungeons & Lasers sets.
Next Pathfinder Terrain Pack?
What awaits those who manage to survive the adventures in Abomination Vaults? Our Dungeon Lords are keeping the secrets for themselves, but they gave us a hint - can you guess the next Pathfinder Terrain release?
Get Pathfinder Terrain Online or at Your Local Store
You can pre-order both Pathfinder Terrain: Abomination Vaults and Dwarven Mine on our online store by clicking the button below or asking in your favorite local gaming store. If your local merchant wants to stock Pathfinder Terrain, make sure they contacts us.
Now off to the Vaults, Adventurers! Time to get some loot!
What about the Archon Starfinder Miniatures? We know that many of you are waiting to hear more about your Starfinder Masterclass Miniatures that are being produced by Archon Studio. Stay tuned! We should have some news on that front soon.
Enter the Pathfinder Terrain Abomination Vaults are coming!
Tuesday, April 26, 2022