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Serpentine Dragonman

4/5

At the upper size limit of Medium, this dragonman has something noble about him - while this can be a simple monster, it could also be a draconic paladin. The model is up to the high Bones standards. The head is fairly small and the limbs thin, evoking the image of a serpentine body hidden under the cloak and armor.


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Eyes All Over!

5/5

This is called eye beast, and is actually a bit different from the monster you think it would be - it has stalks on the underside, and there are sculpted eyes here and there over its body surface. This actually makes it scarier than the monster you think it is. The cast is very clean and detailed, the sculpt has a lot of nice detail, and the pose is as dynamic as you can ask of a hovering ball. All of the tentacles were in place and well cast on the model I got, and the eyes add a level of both detail and scariness that I like. If you don't like them, painting over them actually is easier than bringing them out.


Gorgeous Griffin

5/5

Absolutely gorgeous griffin model. Detail is sharp and crisp, the pose is dynamic, and there are lots of detail. It comes in 3 parts (wings are separate) but assembly was quite easy. It is a big model tough, it really needs a Huge base. If modified into a mount, the rider is going to look small. As a monster, it is very impressive and might give your player's pause when they realize the claws are the same height as their heads. Despite the size issue, I give this 5 stars for the dynamic and fierce mien.


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Small Purple Worm

3/5

Nice sculpt, plenty of detail making it easy to paint. The bent teth in the huge mouth makes it look ready to swallow you. A bit on the small side for a purple worm tough - its a big Large or undersized Huge. If this has been twice the size, it would have been really awesome. Still, a very solid model for the price.


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Fierce Forest Guardian

5/5

A gorgeous unicorn, ready to burst right onto your tabletop. Detail is good, the unicorn has a fierce expression and cloven hooves. I'd have preferred a lion tail, but the one it has is very animated. The horn is slightly bent (as can be seen in the picture) and all my tricks using warm and cold water could not get it straight - I suppose its intended to be bent. It is big for being Large, bigger than most horse miniatures, which adds further to its fierceness. Cut off the horn, and it can double as a demonic steed or nightmare.

Overall, one of my best bones and a lovely miniature. Five stars.


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4/5

What you see is what you get here. This is a tall man in a heavy coat. The lantern has little skull motifs on the windows. Works as either a gothic adventurer or a sinister necromancer's lackey.


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Lovely but Flat

4/5

No, title is not referring to her chest. The detail is very sharp, the modeling is good, and overall this is a very nice figure. That said, the sinuousness of the tail and the six arms notwithstanding this model suffers a bit from being made in one piece - the arms are all in the same plane. She is a bit small for being Large and works better as a big Medium creature.


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Agree with DawnD - it's nicely sculpted if small - making it something you'd have to squeeze through, baring the gnashing stone teeth. This is scaled to fit in a normal 1" map hex and can be a tight door, magic portal, animated object, torture device or other McGuffin. Quite happy with it.


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Just finsihed the play...

5/5

...and had the time of our lives. The play really is much better read in character than as a dry read. Lots of fun was had by all.

This is not something for everyday play (or we'd all be acting buffs rather than role-players), but even the shy people at our table had lots of fun with this script! Hats off to Mr. Logue!


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This made me buy the rest of the Map Folios

5/5

I was very impressed with this map folio, so impressed that after picking this up in a store, I went here and bought many of the other map folios as well.

It contains three large and well-printed poster maps, one of the Crown of the World, the polar region of Golarion, one of Kasai the capital of Minkai, and one of the entire continent of Tian Xia. The city map is unlabeled, the other are labeled.

The most important map to me is the one of Xian Tia, and that makes the entire folio a little mislabeled in my opinion - the most useful of the map has little to do with the Jade Regent adventure path, and is rather a poster map of the entire continent of Tian Xia. It goes more with the Dragon Empires Gazetteer and Dragon Empires Primer than with the adventure path. If you are interested in the dragon empires, this map is a must-have, as good at the poster maps of the inner sea region.

The two other maps are more relevant to the adventure path, but also of less general interest. A polar map is more of an oddity and mostly empty, and a city map is very nice if you are in this somewhat off-center city. The city does have a very nice oriental feel to it, Kasai has an oriental feel unlike the cities of the inner sea region and is very well made. I like that it is not labeled - information on city locations are in the last book of the adventure path where you also find a labeled DM map.

I can't escape the feeling that this is two half-products - a map folio for the adventure path, and a continental map of the Dragon Empires. The adventure path would have been better served by a more detailed map of the Hongal, Forest of Spirits, and Minkai area. And the continental map could have been larger, printed on two posters, and been its own independent product. As it is, the continental map has another scale than the maps of the inner sea region, which can be misleading.

Still, this is a lovely map folio, and I give it five stars for its beauty and for the fact that you really want this if you play in any part of the Dragon Empires.


Production values are NOT great

3/5

While the contents of this book are very interesting, with lots of maps and tidbits of information, the scan is not good. Print from the other side of each page shines through, creating an ugly blur in the margins. Pages are still easily readable, so this does not directly impair the contents, but makes the package a lot less palatable overall.

I give this 5 stars for content, but two for production values. And we all know rounding in D&D is down, so the total score is 3. Then again, its dirt cheap, so you do get good value for money.


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Interesting issue - if you have the series

4/5

The adventures in Dungeon constantly grow, and there is now only room for three of them in the magazine. One of those in this issue is huge - and part of the Savage Tide adventure path. Another is part of a three-issue mini series. Both are very exiting and have the gorgeous illustrations we expect from Dungeon, but are a bit less exiting unless you have several issues. The third is shorter and of lower level, but perhaps even more exiting and original. Overall, a good issue.


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