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thank you for the tips and essay ;-)

I‘d probably dump the XP and follow the „the party should be level x by this point“ markers.
That should also help with the whole „but if we run away we don’t get the XP“ vibe of normal encounters.


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while I bought some adventure paths on the 1e sale, which will probably supply me with enough material to last till I get a spruce suit.

are there guidelines on how to convert a 2e adventure to 1e rules? for „I‘m too old for a new ruleset“ people like me.

or is it as simple as looking up the monsters by name or CR in the 1e bestuaries?


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roysier wrote:
It looks like I'm in a minority. But I never liked the PF2 rules. 3 and 4 hour combats starting around level 10 are boring as hell. So, it looks like Paizo has nothing more to interest customers like me with this cut over.

well, you are not alone at least.

I was expecting this to happen in a few years as a sort of Pathfinder 2.5 / Starfinder 2.0 consolidated edition.

ether way: It’s not for me.


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SlowFlake wrote:
Genuine question - why ORC and not just publish rules under Creative Commons?

the OGL was created to separate the rules (the precise wording of the rules) from the other IP.

„Floating Disk“ is OGL
„Tensers Floating Disc“ is IP
„a round, concave, floating force field“ is probably generic enough to not be copyrightable, but rather a mouth full.


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thank you Paizo for your announcement to fight for the OGL if required.

after watching a couple of videos on this debate and looking at the monetizing plans of Hasbro I couldn’t help to get a „One China“ policy vibe on the „One D&D“ title… or a bit of Tolkien for that matter:

One D&D (by WOTC)
One OGL (2.0, the other de-authorized)

One Ring to find them all…
including the three made by the elves that the dark lord had never touched.


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so does this work?
who gets what for what with those sliders?
Paizo - payment for the pdfs
Humble - payment for the use of the platform
Charity - charity

or am I missing somethig?


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YawarFiesta wrote:
I wish I had the space for that!

I‘m somewhat glad that I don’t.


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please have a note in the singles listing which minis have an oversized base, I‘d like to avoid those.


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Terevalis Unctio of House Mysti wrote:
Would it be benefical from now one to just go directly to Wizkid's site for up to date information?

Kor - OrcScrollkeeper does a good job of consolidating all available information:

https://www.minisgallery.com/index.php?id=pathfinder-battles-bestiary-unlea shed


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Yoshua wrote:
The Adult White Dragon is DEFINITELY on a huge base, but it is a 'Large' monster. Wizkids have changed the way they base Large Mini's in awkward/flying poses, for stability they will put them on Huge bases.

Oh dear,

Now I remember commenting on this in the past:
Enlarging the base for balance is depressingly lazy.


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how about just the head mounted on a piece of wood?


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my case arrived today, lowest count of „miniatures surplus to keeping“ of a case I‘ve had for a while.


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Mark Moreland wrote:


Marco Massoudi wrote:
The "Zombie Brute" mini is not looking as good as the render. It is also a bad decision to make an uncommon large mini missing an arm for building a warband/group.
It's not missing its arm! He's got it right there in his other hand..

very confusing

is that armed combat or unarmed combat?


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Yoshua wrote:
DropBearHunter wrote:
Mark Moreland wrote:
Kor - Orc Scrollkeeper wrote:

Mark, could you please confirm the rarity and base size for the Gogiteth. I suspect it is a Large Rare?

Yes, it is a Large rare. How did I forget to include that info above? Must've been to creeped out by the thing to keep my head in the game.

from a player perspective, I don’t like that sculpt

at all
Mind if I ask why? If it is because you are repulsed by it, then I think it is perfect :D

it‘s entirely from the perspective of someone whose character is about to be chewed up ;-)

from a DM perspective I‘ll absolutely have to try and convert it to 1e.


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Mark Moreland wrote:
Kor - Orc Scrollkeeper wrote:

Mark, could you please confirm the rarity and base size for the Gogiteth. I suspect it is a Large Rare?

Yes, it is a Large rare. How did I forget to include that info above? Must've been to creeped out by the thing to keep my head in the game.

from a player perspective, I don’t like that sculpt

at all


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while I like the figures...

as with the spriggans: it would have been nice if the enlarged version of durgar resembled one of the normal sized ones.


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CorvusMask wrote:

I'm curious of how they will do Norgorber's invisible floating arms though :O

No seriously, will it be like see through material or connected to other part of the body?

appears that the floating ribbon is holding things together


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Patrick Levasseur wrote:
these, thanks to the symbol on the shield, aren't generic enough to be use in any size town.

I think it’s not so much the shield that make them not usable in any town but the quality of the uniforms.

They look like there should be a little pot installed at the bottom of the mantle, to catch the gold they practically ooze from every seam and brass button.

as for the symbol..
I guess one of the advantages of getting old is, by the time these are on the table they are so far from my eyes I won’t recognize it anyways.


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well I like what I see here, thank you for picking up the previews again.


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well, it has been noted that not everyone has been collecting minis since forever
and not all of the past minis are available on the secondary market.

apart from size issues, the distribution was rather odd again with 4 dragon turtles in my case for example.
apart from probbably noone ever needing that many, they are also bloody heavy.


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I guess I should have kept my 5¼“ floppy box to store these vertically.


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Cori Marie wrote:
I'd much rather read blog posts about the new rules and setting changes than about the minis

that’s a false dichotomy

the blogs page shows me the last 4 entries, yesterday we had 3 new blogposts, thursday none.
it’s no problem to have two entries on a day without burying a day old entry.

and if those had started early enough to show the set with only 3 or 4 minis per post, the blog would have been short enough not to monopolize on attention too much.

the longer the wait worse it gets, worst case is a single info dump on the last day.


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I‘d love to have a module for Bastard Hall.

It’s just across the river of the Thornkeep / Emerald Spire setting, would be so cool to continue that campaign.


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Rick Kunz wrote:
Preorders open!

shows as:

Preorder expected May 2019
Unavailable


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Mark Moreland wrote:
WizKids has previously requested that we give each full set a few months in the spotlight before previews of the next set take over.

I don’t understand the concept of this.

What spotlight?

There have been no previews of paint masters for a while, and once the set hits the shop we get one or two posts with mini counts and a rush for dressing pieces or exceptionalky good rares.

Or am I just living under a rock, that I don’t see all the marketing happening after a release?


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Marco Massoudi wrote:


I am going with medium mini.
And my guess is:
ARODEN, GOD OF HUMANITY!

he‘s dead Jim.


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you don’t need stats for the skeletal messenger: you are not supposed to shoot them! :o)


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Marco Massoudi wrote:


Which creatures do you want to be made into Pathfinder Battles miniatures?

I‘d take those of your list any day


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can we please not have a long pause till the regular previews for the next set start?
just in case of stuff...
like tech troubles, sickness, the dog eating the HD with the digital renders etc.


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Berk the Black wrote:
Yep, two came in my case. I was missing a herring, though. I’ll go back and make sure it wasn’t loose in one of the boxes... :D

I‘ll have to get an extra then, so that my rogue can practice „how not to be seen“ (advanced).


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„large bush figure“
where you afraid of violating Mounty Pythons IP when calling it a shrubbery?

and a very fine one it is indeed!


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thanks for the info Marco.
I wouldn’t cancel my subscription over not knowing the previews, but I‘m considering a delay of delivery over having run out of shelf-space and not knowing if I want to order any singles to top up.


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nice minis

Armag looks like he‘s about to fall over backwards though.

Cyrad wrote:
We definitely need more hybrid minis when kitsunes and catfolk are so popular.

What I personally need is the Catfolk from Bestiary 3, something cat burglar like.


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Marco Massoudi wrote:
While the Goblin series certainly has it's fans, imo the Free RPG adventures should be 1st level introductiory adventures for people who never played before.

People who have never played before have never played „We Be Goblins“ :-p

but I‘m with you for an all Cat Folk adventure.


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the more I read, the more I think „I‘m too old for a new edition“


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/rubs eyes

flexible ability boost?
on top of the other 2?
so instead of +2+2-2 it is now +2+2+2-2

and I thought a new edition would be a reset of the power creep.


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It’s a shame they had to change the website design to something so awkward to use just before this announcement was made. It’s a pain in the bum looking for blog posts and news and trying to keep an overview.


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RickDias wrote:
I'd love to hear from Paizo staff, in brief (I understand you're very busy, so a simple "yes, do-able!" suffices) about whether PF2E on day 1 supports/will support character concepts such as...

yes indeed: how close to Pathfinder 3.0 do I need to wait till I can play a Shifter equivalent class in PF2.0 ... ?


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the new design looks as bad to use as WotC‘s site 10 years ago.
Did you hire the same designers?

it sure looks like you are trying to sell stuff, but the old design made it easy to actually find and buy stuff.


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the bow is non-threatening because she is still sneaking about.
she might have been better off as a rare, but I’d rather have a sneaky hunter PC than a bunch of mook archers.

that darf looks fantastic


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liking the text to the previews as much as the previews.

Mark Moreland wrote:
For both the nymph and dryad, neither required so many paint steps to require a higher rarity, and while we could arbitrarily make them rarer, that would mean one of the figures that cost more to make would either need to get cut or be less detailed by getting bumped down to common rarity.

couldn‘t you trade the time saved on these two for time spend on the more expensive ones?


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so, back home

My build as spare for my current 8th level character:

Cat Folk
Alternate Racial Traits: Cat's Claws (always armed) & Climber
Traits: Unintentional Linguist(celestial) & Rreactionary

Classs: Hunter(devine hunter) Domain: Luck
Precise Companion Feat: Precise Shot

Feats:
Level1: Point-Balk Shot
Level3: Deadly Aim
Level5: Rapid Shot
Level7: Manyshot

Animal Companion: Tiger, normal advancement
Feats:
Narrow Frame
Power Attack
Combat Reflexes
Improved Natural Attack Bite (plus 3 permanent Magic fangs)


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pogie wrote:
Are these things hyper detailed?

yes, they are.

totally worth it


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Vic Wertz wrote:
Foster Hamesby wrote:
I'm curious to see if the pawns that lay flat will have images on both sides.
They do.

Did you really have to write on the tiles what they are supposed to be depicting?

Seriously?
"Rug" "Rune" "Wall Blade"
"Cracked Floor" :-(

A huge selling point for the PDF: I can extract the pictures and dump the text.


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Adam Daigle wrote:

The greatest difficulty in having these two products line up in that way is timing, to be honest. All of the authors on Ruins of Azlant had their manuscripts (and maps) turned in long before this Flip-Mat made its way onto the schedule, and since Flip-Mats need to be a certain dimension (regarding number of squares) and I didn't specifically ask one of the authors to present an encounter map that fit those dimensions the two products didn't sync up like that.

I also agree with you that it's cool to have a Flip-Mat be the exact map in an adventure (provided that the Flip-Mat is usable in other situations too), so thanks for voicing your thoughts on this. I'll certainly keep it in mind in my future Adventure Paths. (And maybe try to find a really good way to fit something into one of the Ruins of Azlant adventures in development that makes this map a firmer fit than only thematic.)

You have so many maps and tiles, maybe the authors can employ what is already there more often?


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Marco Massoudi wrote:
Pigraven wrote:
Do we know yet the official release date for the Iconics Set #7?

according to Wizkids own release schedule page, it´s wednesday 1st of november.

It is already in stores here in germany, but i didn´t check it out yet, as i´m not a fan of the occult classes.

I´ll probably check it out next saturday.

I'm not a fan of the occult stuff either, but the sculpts look versatile enough to serve as civilians or other class characters.


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Marco Massoudi wrote:

We have now been shown 12 common miniatures and 12 uncommon (medium or small) minis.

The last seven sets all had 13 commons and 11 uncommons (large ones excluded).

While it is certainly possible that this has changed (sets 3-6 had 15 commons and 13 uncommons of small and medium size), it probably is a mistake and one of the minis declared as uncommon may very well be a common.

The Pugwampi Gremlin is listed as uncommon and looks more like commmon, maybe that is the odd one out.

It also is the only mini in this set I might buy some extras. While I like everything else it also is spot on in rarites for my needs.


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blahpers wrote:

This thread was so dead it went incorporeal....

Reduce, Reuse, Reanimate

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