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One of the worst figs in the set.Delthos —
This is a terrible fig. The face has almost no detail and the paint job on it doesn't help. It's face is pretty much a blob with some indication of facial features. Not recommended.
Pathfinder Battles—Legends of Golarion: Fire Demon (Balor)WizKids/NECA
Our Price: $20.00
Oustanding DemonDelthos —
I was surprised at just how large this fig is and I love his flaming translucent whip. One of the best in this set.
Pathfinder Battles—Rise of the Runelords: Harsk, Dwarf RangerWizKids/NECA
Our Price: $9.00
A great dwarf, but...Delthos —
To me he doesn't look like Harsk. I only say "Yeah, that's Harsk." because it's what's printed on his base, unlike most of the other iconics.
Pathfinder Battles—Rise of the Runelords: Young Red DragonWizKids/NECA
Our Price: $8.00Add to Cart
A great dragon, but...Delthos —
I was a little disappointed at it's size, especially when compared to the like of the Wendigo being such a large fig. They could have easily made this one just a bit bigger. It looks great, and with all of my DDM Red Dragons this will help give even more variety to the various sizes of Dragons I have.
Loving the KoboldsDelthos —
This is an outstanding miniature. If they keep up the good quality and looks, I hope they do gravity feed set for Kobolds like they did with Goblins and Undead.
Terrible miniatureDelthos —
Unlike others, my problem isn't with his sword. My problem is in his proportions, especially his left arm. His left forearm is less than half the length of his upper arm. It just looks ridiculous. It's like the sculptor didn't even pay attention. It looks more like his arm was broken at wrist so that his left hand could be bent into the position it is in. Just terrible. I don't know if this is a Reaper original or if this is one that came over from Crocodile Games, but it needs to be redone in any case.
If not for the arms I think it would be good and probably rate at least a 4.
Great shark.Delthos —
Wizkids really did an outstanding job on the sharks in this set. I love the slow prowling look of this Hammerhead. They are the perfect size for for the creatures they represent. The poses are great, the sculpting is great, and the paintjobs are just as good.
Awesome fig.Delthos —
Just like the sharks these are great. The head and legs are in very good proportions with the body. For what sounds like a silly miniature, the cat head and legs with a fish's body works. The spots are well done and the action pose is perfect.
One of the best in the set.Delthos —
These are beauties for such a simple miniatures. They are very nicely sculpted and are in a nice attack pose. I'm really surprised I like a shark miniature so much.
Pathfinder Battles—Skull & Shackles: Sea Devil Champion (Sahuagin)WizKids/NECA
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Even better than the standard Sea Devil!Delthos —
The Sea Devils are some of my favorite miniatures in this set. These guys are big and imposing, well sculpted and in a good pose, and the painting is spot on. The Champions are even more impressive.
Outstanding miniatureDelthos —
The Sea Devils are some of my favorite miniatures in this set. These guys are big and imposing, well sculpted and in a good pose, and the painting is spot on. I want a bunch more.
Terribly cartoonyDelthos —
Wow, this is a bad fig. It really doesn't look like a wasp, it looks more like a bee, and is very cartoony. Its wings go out straight to the sides and it just doesn't look like it's flying. It would have been better if the wings were put on in a V-like shape to give it more sense of motion. They could have done much better.
Best Wyvern Model I've seenDelthos —
So I just picked up a booster for this set and was fortunate enough to get one of these guys. I was blown away at just how nice the miniature is. This one is well worth the money spent on it. Definitely one of my favorites in the set. It's so much better than any of the Wyverns that were released for the Dungeon's & Dragons miniatures game.
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Campaign (OGL)Paizo Inc.
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Decent offeringDelthos —
Arggghhh, I had a big review written, then I submitted it only to have it not be posted! Then clicking back in the browser window left me with an empty review! Not happy. Irritated, I now only give a capsule review of the two things I'm really not happy about.
First is the paper. I don't like the matte finish paper. I've come to expect glossy paper from Paizo and this matte paper makes it look unfinished to me. I also don't like the feel of the paper it just feels uncomfortable in my hands.
The other is the background section. This reminds me a whole lot of the Central Casting's various Heroes background books, only not as detailed. These tables hit on pretty much everything that Heroes of Legend did, just not as well. The only thing that I do like about the background section is the fact that there are class specific tables to help tie your background more to your choice of class. This is definitely something missing from Heroes of Legend. The background section in Ultimate Campaign is probably quite useful for anyone who has never heard of the Heroes of Legend, doesn't want to track a copy down (the books are all long out of print) or don't want to pay the high OOP print prices for them.
Don't get me wrong there a quite a few things that I like in the book, however these two really let it down in my opinion. I would like to give it a four, but three is all I can do.
Artwork lets me down.Delthos —
I've been collecting the Pathfinder comic and up to this issue I've been satisfied with the art. Unfortunately this issue left me very unsatisfied. I know the Big Bad End Guy is supposed to be chaotic and otherworldly, but I just couldn't make sense of the villain or what was going on. I felt it was nothing but a big mess of color and shapes. This is not what I expect out of a comic. I can understand the desire to show the other worldliness of the villain, but this went past what was necessary.
High quality art as always, poor cardstock not normalDelthos —
I've been back filling some item cards which I didn't pick up when they were originally released. I was surprised when I got these in my recent order because the deck box was so much thicker than other decks, even though they have the same number of cards as other decks. This got me a little worried. Upon opening them I found out why.
The art quality is right up there with all of Paizo's high quality art. As there is a good chance I'll never run every AP they produce, I'm not so disappointed that there are generic items in the deck. I like having the options and having lots of items for use in other adventures.
My biggest problem is with the stock used for the cards. All the previous cards were printed on stock that looks and feels like playing cards or CCG cards. This is a much thicker stock that has gloss finish on the front and a more matte finish on the back. I'm guessing that due to the thickness of the stock during the die cutting the cards are warped. They are convex on the front and concave on the back. Much more so than any other cards I have. Again this is probably from the die cutting process and the thickness of the stock used for the cards. The edges of the cards are not as sharply cut and are rougher. The printing looks like it could scratch off much easier than previous cards. This honestly looks more like the stock used to make the card boxes the cards come in rather than the typical cardstock for cards.
I'm disappointed with the quality of the stock used. Fortunately I've gotten some other decks since then and they look to have switched back to the more tradition CCG style stock. We also use 9 slot card sleeves to hold our cards so there is a reduced chance of the printing being scratched, but I can't in good conscience give a rating of higher than 3 for these.
Pathfinder Paper Minis—Skull & Shackles Adventure Path Part 1: "The Wormwood Mutiny" PDFPathfinder Paper Minis
Our Price: $5.99Add to Cart
Outstanding resource for a large cast of NPCsDelthos —
I'm not normally a big paper miniature gamer. That being said I read the first volume of the Skull and Shackles Adventure Path and I quickly realized I wasn't going to be able to field a satisfying pirate crew with my collection of miniatures. So I decided to take the plunge into paper miniatures with this AP. I'm so glad I did.
The artwork is outstanding. All the characters and monsters for the AP are there. There is some slight duplication of the more generic stuff, but there is still variety in those, as there are at least two different versions of each of the generic stuff. There were a few problems with the file, but they were quickly fixed. This is one resource I've been pleasantly surprised with.
I hope to see more in this style and quality. I was so surprised by this one that I decided to take a chance on another AP's paper miniatures. I will reserve comment for that one other than to say it does not stand up to the standards set by this set!
Great book.Delthos —
I've been meaning to buy the original three books this one replaces for a long time. I've just never gotten around to it and then I would have had to convert the stats all to Pathfinder stats to use them in Pathfinder. Now that's all been done for me and it's all in one handy tome! I am so glad all these great monsters are now in one book.
My only real gripe is the 17 pages of advertising I had to pay for in the back of the book. I don't mind a page or two, but 17 pages is just ridiculous, even in a book this size. For that reason it only gets 4 stars from me. Fortunately I purchased the print edition and got the pdf version with it. The PDF also contains some web enhancements as well, so it takes away the sting some.
Very fun read, if a little repetitive.Delthos —
I really enjoyed reading these stories. They are pretty light reading and nothing that you really need to think about. I like how you never really meet Gallegher Plus. It puts you into the shoes of Gallegher. Somehow Gallegher always manages to find his way out of his situations and figure out just what Gallegher Plus invented and what it was for.
Unfortunately it suffers a little from repetition. It is an artifact of this being a collection of short stories written over a number of years for publication in a magazine. He has to continuously reintroduce the character in each story, with a heavy handed manner to emphasize just how much of a drunk he is. This is to be expected considering the format of original publication. I don't have any problem with the character being a drunk; unfortunately the repetition just starts to get a little old. Mind you the stories themselves aren’t repetitive, just the constant emphasis on him being a lush.
If we could give half star ratings this would definitely get a 4.5 from me. As I just can’t give something a higher rating than it deserves it only gets a 4 from me.
Happy there are more to come.Delthos —
I've never read any mystery novels before. I was quite satisfied with Mr. Gygax's offering. Inhetep and Rachelle are interesting characters, although I would have liked to see a little bit more "screen time" for Rachelle. She isn't the main character so I understand why, but I would have liked to see more.
The plot was good, but the build up was a little slow with a big flurry of activity during the reveal. I don't know if this is normal in mysteries, but it seemed a little rushed at the end.
None the less, I enjoyed the book and look forward to reading of Setne and Rachelle's furthur investigations.
Before They Were Giants: First Works from Science Fiction Greats (Trade Paperback)Paizo Inc.
Our Price: $15.99Add to Cart
Only OKDelthos —
I didn't buy this book to give me insight into being a writer. I bought it to be entertained. In that regard I was entertained for about half the book. Some stories are downright bad and left me wondering what the point was. Others were very good and left me wanting more. Some were nothing spectacular, but nothing I'd call bad either.
The interviews with the writers weren't anything groundbreaking or insightful, just more of the same kind of stuff I've seen before. I felt the anecdotes were the best parts in some cases, but then some anecdotes left me wondering if the writer understood the question.
A decent offering, but a format I wouldn't want to see again.
A good read, I'd like to see more.Delthos —
Conn Labro is a very entertaining character and the whole book was a fun read. This is the 2nd book I've read from the Planet Stories line. It's done great to improve my outlook for future books I purchase in the line.
That being said, I had a good idea from the beginning how the book would end. It ended fairly close to what I imagined it to be. Because of this I only give it four stars.
Who Fears the Devil?—The Complete Silver John (Trade Paperback)Paizo Inc.
Our Price: $15.99
Gets two stars for names right off the bat.Delthos —
The author's name and his character's name are what really attracted me to this book. Something about the name Manly Wade Wellman really speaks to me. Silver John also has a very folktale like sound to it. I knew I had to read it. He gets 1 star for each name right off the bat.
It actually took me a while to read this book, but that isn't because it wasn't good. It's because of all the short stories in it. While I could read through them quickly, I always did it in spare time. So I'd fly through a story and then be able to tear myself away and do other things I needed getting done. Where as other books with one main story draw me in and don't let me tear myself away so easily. But that's alright because it let me enjoy Silver John's adventures for a longer time.
Silver John is a wise, smart, and down to earth hero. I like how he is able to outsmart the bad guys when he can, but isn't afraid to get physical when he has to. A man I'd very much like to know.
It would get 5 stars, but I found some of the stories predictable. Maybe I've just been exposed to too many things and thats why I'm able to tell what's happening. As it is I'd like to give it 4.5 stars, but the Paizo system only allows five ratings, I have to give it what wha the system will allow.
I look forward to reading more of Mr. Wellman's work.
Entertaining read.Delthos —
I can't decide if this is really an homage to the John Carter novels or something else...
In either case it is a fun light read. I enjoyed it and Moorcock sticks to the same style and pace as the Burroughs novels.
I flew through the pages with ease. I look forward to the remaining books in the series, despite the reviews some of them have.
Not my cup of tea...Delthos —
This book just bored me.
I can't quite place my finger on what it is that I don't like, but I went into it expecting something more.
I made myself get through the first two shorts in the book, "Black God's Kiss" and "Black God's Shadow". I started "Jirel Meets Magic" and read the first couple pages and couldn't go on. It just didn't captivate me. I tried it again a week later and got through the same first couple pages as I didn't even remember what had gone on. I struggled on and got four pages read before I just realized I had better things to be doing. Its been sitting where I left it about a month ago. I'm fairly sure I won't get back to it. In the mean time I've read through three Adventure Path modules and other various books and magazines. I enjoyed them all very much.
C.L. Moore paints a vivid environment, and I can easily picture the Dark God's world in my minds eye, but the angst, pointless anger, and inner dialog is so maddening that my mind wanders. There just seems to be no point in her adventures. She sets out to do things just because she needs to do them, with no idea what she is going to do when she gets there. Then by some stroke of luck she manages to achieve what she set out to do, essentially wandering blindly the whole way.
I see that another of the Planet Stories books is written by her. It's still a few down the list in my queue, but I hope that it's better than Jirel's adventures.