I‘m wondering about the lack of mention of older editions:
6e going full VTT might be a good opportunity to make the rules so old school (complicated) that P&P is just unfeasible.
Watching 5e played on Youtube…
When your DM is an IA and the dice are digital, this „dumbing down for fast play“ is not required at all.
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.
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 Ring to find them all…
Logan Harper She/Her wrote:
just don’t run out of the other minis in my order meanwhile :-)
while I still have one Heroes & Monsters „gnome fighter“
I don’t even understand the larger base: with digital sculpting it should be trivial to get the center of gravity sorted out accordingly.I‘ll not buy oversized bases, but I hope they have at least put some sort of marking on the base to show where the appropriate size ends.
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
.. but i think it’s misleading to imply that it’s just as effective as any other approach.
wasn’t implying that, just pointing out that the difference gets smaller with time, relatively speaking.sure, at low levels those 4,5 damage on the biggest weapon in the books is about half your potential.
but looking at the lvl13 char sheet I see:
furious nodachi with +22 to damage and a crit range of 15-20
the player stopped caring about those -2 to str a long time ago.
How important is the axe? A mounted build on a charge-happy class not using a lance is practically a crime.
eh, the lance needs the chargeI‘d councel with the DM first if its a „charge rich“ campaign.
you don’t want to build a „one trick pig“ when that one trick only shows up once per encounter, if you’re lucky.
BUT the halflings -2 str is a real bummer,
it's "just" -3 to damage compared to a race with +2:-1 from -2 str
-1 from the other one getting +2 str
-1 average from the small weapon
the difference is only rally matters much at lower levels and the "to hit" disadvantage is compensated by the size bonus.
my co player has a gripli with the following progession:
ability boost on strength for every level
his damage output is, quite frankly, obscene
They could have very easily renamed it Old White Dragon. Very lazy. Like the medium-sized cyclops on a large base, or the gnome on a medium base.
gnome on a medium base (factory error) isn’t as much of a problem as anything else with a larger base:at least small and medium bases both take up only one 5ft square on the battle map.
anything medium or larger and we need to shuffle minis around, have them partially rest on others bases etc.
With 3D CAD models it should be trivial to design a miniature that is balanced on the properly sized base.
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.
if you are in Hamburg Germany, please don’t read on, chances are you might become one of my players.
I‘m home brewing a campaign along the crusader road and am wondering just how usefull „antimagic“ weapons and/or shields would be further up north, or how much of an essential ingredient to the success of WotR they could be made out to be.
I‘d use the weapons, shields and other magic items to power a McGuffin in the hands of BBEG and leave them sucked to sort of negative levels of magic with a function similar to a Brooch of Shielding.They‘d absorb magic (not just magic missils) aimed at the wielder, but instead of crumbling to dust they are slowly restored to their former function. They are mostly dragon bane type of weapons or energy damage blocking and plenty are cold iron.
please change from „suspended“ Pathfinder Battles to „canceled“.
Pretty much in that order, got enough minis that I can no longer justify a subscription.
It didn’t help that the discount for the „Premium Figure“ is way lower than it was for the „Case Incentive“
Marco Massoudi wrote:
... I did complain about the lateness of previews for the last three or four sets before this one, though. ...
for what it’s worth:I can remember a time when previews started shortly after the release of a set.
First with renders, then with paint masters and finally photos to fill the time till release.
With that policy in place we could have the bulk of the previews already, at least with renders.
My enthusiasm for my subscription dwindled as the previews got later and later and this set I had to pull the emergency break, mainly because January I‘m generally short on money but also because the deal I got from the subscription changed dramatically over time.
I want to know what I get in advance, I need time to think about which of the minis I need for my campaigns (or just want to own because they are cool) and I need time to think about what to do with the minis I don’t want and don’t need.
This massive info dump, and it was similar for the last set, is nearly as bad as a blind subscription.
Thank you, but that’s a pass then:
I have never had a campaign actually make it to the last book.
Mark Moreland wrote:
very confusingis that armed combat or unarmed combat?
I think over-sized bases is far more of an issue than clear bases. I don't think I've ever had a mini that was close to toppling over due to a too-small base. It's a terrible, terrible idea.
the medium earth elementals had a strong tendency to fall over till I turned them on their bases.with digital sculpts it should be no problem to keep the center of mass on the center of the base.
from an engineering point of view fixing balance with an oversized base feels just lazy.
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.
Mark Moreland wrote:
from a player perspective, I don’t like that sculptat all
David knott 242 wrote:
on the one hand yeshis assesment based on Covid impacting sales through tanking the economy is likely correct. Previews past the „order buy“ date are not helping.
otoh, it’s generally difficult to please someone who already has (almost) everything.
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..
Liane Merciel wrote:
Hey hey! I'm happy people liked the story. [...]
I‘m a bit confused about this blog: did you write an intro to the pocked edition for the AP or a novel based on the AP?
I liked Nightglass and Nightblade, so even though I’m currently playing RotR I‘d buy the novel if you wrote it with Shalelu as the main protagonist.
Marco Massoudi wrote:
which is a bit of a shame: I was more willing to spend 60$ on a gargantuan figure or a set of huges than on a set of scenery. Getting them at incentive discount was real sweet.
Berk the Black wrote:
yeah, that H&M black dragon was rather cute for a huge. I‘m still thinking about re-basing it to large.
Sam Phelan wrote:
great, thank you.
looks like your automated email system is having hickups: The CC reservation has disappeared, which probably means it’s been dispatched and I‘ll get the charge on my card tomorrow, but again no notification.
I did not receive an order confirmation email for this (checked the spam folder and bin), my last order in december also went out on a sunday and I got a confirmation mail same day.
Also on the checkout screen it said „ships in 5 to 23 business days“ which seems oddly long.