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Yes, they have just started the manufacturing process on a second print run and these will likely be back in a few months.

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Marco Massoudi wrote:

It also seems that some prepainted packs are finally shipped out.

Hey Marco, Yes we can confirm that the pre-paints have begun to arrive in distribution and we've received ours for Paizo.com.

Ninja Division has not set a uniform street date for these so the next step for us is to try and find the best date to begin shipping them out to those that pre-ordered from us. Most likely this will begin later this week so get your pre-orders in while supplies last (or go to your local FLGS and grab/order them).

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Marco Massoudi wrote:


I guess we can kiss the prepainted packs goodbye for 2018...

Hey Marco, I have heard from the guys at ND and they have finally received the pre-painted sets in their warehouse. They should be shipping these out to distribution and to us soon so I think that there's a great chance these are available before the holidays!

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Anguish wrote:

In the book world, distributors don't have to pay for unsold product long-term. Someone like Amazon, yes. But typically a real distributor doesn't. I don't know for certain that applies to the distributors servicing the RPG industry, of course.

Hey Anguish, technically for our industry it actually works the opposite of what you've laid out.

All sales into the hobby distribution channel are non-returnable and all the sales into the book distribution channel are all returnable.

So when we sell books to Alliance in the hobby channel, they have to pay us for those products and they cannot return them. However, when we "sell" our books to Diamond in the book channel, all of those sales are returnable and we only get paid X number of weeks after a store like BN or Amazon sells the product.

And if the store, like BN or Amazon decides that a product isn't selling or wants to make room for something new, they can up and return every last copy they have to Diamond and we get zero. In fact we end up losing money because there are return fees that we have to pay and some amount of damaged product that has to be written off.

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LetsEinfallslos002 wrote:

Hello, I bought many pathfinder pdfs on ulisses ebooks first. Is it possible to have them on this account, too without buying twice? Because that is not wort it in my opinion :D Of course I would buy in future on this platform.

The reason for the change of the website is the linking with Fantasy Grounds.

I have watermarks, order numbers and so on to proof that I bought them.

Hey LetsEinfallslos002, unfortunately this is not something that we can do for you. But future Pathfinder PDFs you purchase from us will be accessible within the FG system.

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pogie wrote:
Jeff Alvarez wrote:
The change we made was to remove the fast-pay discount of 5% at the distribution level and that I'm sure was passed along to the retail channel. They are still getting the product at at least a 40% discount, maybe more.

This seems like a very strange move given what’s going on with Paizo currently. With 5E stripping away customers and a reboot of their main product line, customer and retailer retention would have to be a priority. This move hints at some financial weakness at Paizo and confirms my feeling that if 2E is not successful, that will probably be the end of Paizo.

This just doesn’t seem like a move a healthy company would make. Full disclosure I don’t know diddly about the publishing business.

The move was more about eliminating the extra work around policing who took the discount justly and unjustly and also trying to collect from those in the latter category.

Paizo is very, very healthy and a strong 5E actually helps everyone in our industry. WotC is uniquely positioned to use DnD to bring huge waves on new gamers into the tabletop hobby and that can only help Paizo. It's way easier (and way cheaper) to win over a customer that's already interested in RPGs that it is to find those people in the first place.

We also don't have near the overhead that WotC does so our games don't need to sell anywhere near as well as theirs. I wager that the product sales levels we are ecstatic about would be failures to WotC. It's like AA ball vs. Major League Ball, everything is night and day different.

Do we hate losing customers? Sure, everyone does. But we have to do what's right for our business and this was one thing that made sense for us.

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Atavar wrote:

I e-mailed one of the stores about this matter. Here was their response:

FLGS said wrote:

"Two or three months ago Paizo fairly radically reduced the product discount they gave to our distributors. The distributors, only able to buy Paizo at that new higher price, naturally, had to pass a new higher price into stores as well.

"Prior to this change, Paizo was already sub-par in its cost terms, but we continued to support the line because we had customers who wanted it. But this latest set of terms changes had made it so to resell Paizo products will generally be doing so at break even or a loss for most stores, once all costs (building, labor and other overhead) are factored in. Prior to this latest cost change, we carried nearly the entire Paizo line.

"As you may have noticed, we attempt to carry a great deal of product that many other stores do not try to support. But when a manufacturer decides stores should take a loss selling their goods, for the health and longevity of the business, that is when we have to end support for their product.

"I am hopeful the backlash from stores will give Paizo a chance to reconsider their terms as they move closer to 2nd edition launch. But at this time, the matter is theirs to decide, not mine."

If accurate, it sounds like Paizo upped the prices of their products to distributors.

I am disappointed.

The change we made was to remove the fast-pay discount of 5% at the distribution level and that I'm sure was passed along to the retail channel. They are still getting the product at at least a 40% discount, maybe more.

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Wolf Munroe wrote:
Is the second printing still the most current version of the interior text?

Yes, the Second Printing is the most recent printing. We fixed the cover error on a subsequent reprint of that printing.

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Wolf Munroe wrote:

As the subject, I received my hardcopy of Advanced Class Guide in the mail today and inside it says it is the second printing from August 2015 but the cover says it's Pathfinder Adventure Path, not Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

I knew this was a printing-wide issue with the first printing. Is it also true of the entire second printing or did I get a random fluke copy? Should I be concerned that other parts of the book don't match with the second printing?

Hey Wolf Munroe, unfortunately we didn't fix the cover error until a later reprint but if what you are looking for is errata fixes, then the copy you have should be fine.

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Unikatze wrote:
Showing Unavailable to me.

These Boosters and Bricks should be showing as Unavailable until their release date of October 24th, at which they should become Available. This is separate from Case Subscriptions, which are still available even though the product is listed as Unavailable. Hope that makes sense.

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There has been a lot of questions about the minis that haven't been revealed yet and since I posted them in a different thread, I figured I should add them here as well. Especially since Marco will post them here anyway. ;)

Here's the list of the remaining figures and their sizes (I don't have access to their rarity or I would list that as well). I know that a list isn't the same as seeing the minis but hopefully this will give you enough to make your decision.

S- Fey Dragon
S- Jubilost Gnome Alchemist
S- Linzi, Halfling Bard
M- Army Ant Swarm
M- Dwoemercat
M- Stolen Lands Bandit
M- Giant Frog
M- River Kingdoms Ruffian
M- Shadow Rogue
M- Pitax Warden
M- Web Lurker
M- Monitor Lizard
M- Ekundayo, Human Ranger
M- Valerie, Human Fighter
M- Trollhound
M- Stag Lord
L- Ankou
L- Smilodon
L- Frost Giant Jarl
L- Ahuizotl

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Hey Anguish and Steve,

I'm trying to balance not spoiling the rest of Mark's reveal blogs with my sensitivity to your concerns regarding not wanting to buy in on the case when you don't know what's in it. So here's the list of the remaining figures and their sizes (I don't have access to their rarity or I would list that as well). I know that a list isn't the same as seeing the minis but hopefully this will give you enough to make your decision.

S- Fey Dragon
S- Jubilost Gnome Alchemist
S- Linzi, Halfling Bard
M- Army Ant Swarm
M- Dwoemercat
M- Stolen Lands Bandit
M- Giant Frog
M- River Kingdoms Ruffian
M- Shadow Rogue
M- Pitax Warden
M- Web Lurker
M- Monitor Lizard
M- Ekundayo, Human Ranger
M- Valerie, Human Fighter
M- Trollhound
M- Stag Lord
L- Ankou
L- Smilodon
L- Frost Giant Jarl
L- Ahuizotl

Note 10/01/18: The Ankou is not part of this set. See Mark's post for more details.

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Wraithkin wrote:
Hello, I'm looking to order the new Kingmaker fig set. I want to add the case incentives but don't have a way to add it. I checked out the threads and I see a lot of responses to subscribers, but wanted to know what I can do or how I can ensure that those case incentives make it to me.

Hey Wraithkin, the easiest way to do this is go to the Pahtfinder Battles product page and click on the start with Kingmaker set link. That will add the Kingmaker case and the case incentives to your cart. Then you just check out as normal and when the products are ready to be released, we will ship them to you.

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Monkworks wrote:

is there going to be a more of this product? Its currently completely inflated on amazon at $250.00 a box...

please make more so the price will come back down...these mini's are not the best piece of work. but their common characters that people alway want to play...

So unless your some rich dude....

Hey Monkworks, as a reminder, these are licensed products that WizKids manufactures so if you want them to product more of these, please email them and let them know! We have no say in the matter.

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All,

These kinds of issues are relatively common in book production especially when you are printing tens of thousands of copies at a time. We apologize for the inconvenience and would be more than happy to replace them for you.

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Dash Adler wrote:
Hi so not sure if this the right spot but thought I'd try anyway. It's my first year volunteering and I got my hotel confirmation but where could I contact the others in the room, to figure out who needs a inflatable mattress and who would be willing to put hold on card at check in. Could anyone point a newb in the right direction?

You have mail!

--Jeff

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Thanks for starting this thread everyone. We need to implement a better way for collecting these kinds of special needs during the banquet ticket purchase process but that is code we don't yet have. In the meantime I will work with the hotel staff to see if they can do a better job listing the ingredients for each dish at the banquet.

For those that are vegetarian, vegan, or have extensive food allergies, the hotel is more than happy to provide an alternate meal catering to those needs. These meals I need to coordinate ahead of time with both the hotel and the attendee so please email me at jeff.alvarez@paizo.com with the subject PaizoCon 2018 Banquet Food Allergy and I'll begin creating a list.

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Swiftbrook wrote:
I was looking through last year's Origins Game Fair program book and I noticed that Paizo did not have a booth in the exhibit hall. With Origins Game Fair now the official season launching point for Starfinder, and Paizo a Co-Sponsor of the convention, will Paizo have a booth in the Exhibit hall or other direct sales location at the convention?

Hey Swiftbrook,

Unfortunately we will not have an exhibit hall booth nor a direct sales presence at Origins this year. Instead we will be focusing on our OP program for both Starfinder and Pathfinder and running demo games of Pathfinder Playtest in the Franklin Ballrooms in the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

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Rysky wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
I hope the previews start soon.
When do you think they're gonna update the cover?

The only covers that aren't close to or actually final are the Special Edition cover and the Flip-Mat cover. What you are seeing is Wayne's final for the Playtest RPG cover.

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Now available for preorder!

Please note that this product discussion thread is for discussion of the book itself. Discussion of the playtest rules, or of how the playtest will work, or of the playtest edition in general should be posted in the Playtest Forum.

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Now available for preorder!

Please note that this product discussion thread is for discussion of the book itself. Discussion of the playtest rules, or of how the playtest will work, or of the playtest edition in general should be posted in the Playtest Forum.

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Now available for preorder!

Please note that this product discussion thread is for discussion of the Flip-Mat Multi-Pack product itself. Discussion of the playtest should be posted in the Playtest Forum.

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Now available for preorder!

Please note that this product discussion thread is for discussion of the book itself. Discussion of the playtest rules, or of how the playtest will work, or of the playtest edition in general should be posted in the Playtest Forum.

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Now available for preorder!

Note that this product discussion thread is for discussion of the book itself. Discussion of the playtest rules, or of how the playtest will work, or of the playtest edition in general should be posted in the Playtest Forum.

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Alchemaic wrote:
Just to clarify, but the Playtest book is exactly that right? Playtest rules, and not the actual 2E rules? I'm not too sure that basically charging to give input for a massive undertaking like this is the best idea.

That's why we will be offering the PDFs of the Playtest products for FREE.

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Brother Fen is correct. These will be similar to our current Map Pack tiles except for double-sided and 6"x6" instead of the old 5"x8" single-sided format. The reason we are calling these Flip-Tiles is because they are exactly like our Flip-Mats but smaller tile versions.

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Dan_Dare74 wrote:

Hi

I'm having real difficulty finding these anywhere in the UK that has them in stock for a reasonable price, does anyone know when a re-stock is expected?

Cheers

Hey Dan, there aren't many hobby games distributors in the UK and Esdevium (aka Asmodee UK) is our main supplier for your region. They have access to our entire catalog of products and they order from us monthly so you shouldn't have any issues getting the product. Have your FLGS special order it for you through them and you should have the pawns within 4-6 weeks depending. If you are still having trouble or your FLGS can't help you, try Traveling Man. They are our sales partner for UK Games Expo and stock a wide variety of our products so they should be able to help.

As for the pricing, all I can say is that we set the US price on all of our products (the pawns being $44.99) but leave the foreign pricing up to the individual retailer. My experience is they tend to sell the product for the same in Euros or Pounds (so 44.99 E or 44.99 Pounds).

I hope this helps and good luck!

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rwittas wrote:

I thought I had struck gold last month when Paizo offered an extra 20% off of their bargain bin minis, but boy was I wrong. I ordered a bunch of minis for the campaign I just started running thinking I would have them in 2-4 weeks, but I just checked on the status since they hadn't shipped yet and they are telling me that they will ship in an unknown timeframe. It has been 25 days since I ordered.

Apparently, the items that were in stock when I ordered are now not available. Paizo apparently doesn't have the decency to let you know with a simple e-mail. I wouldn't be that annoyed if they had let me know and maybe shipped the items that were available, since they are only waiting on 2 out of 10. I paid almost the same for shipping as I did for the products I ordered, so I am pretty ticked off to have been screwed out of the stuff I needed. I have been having to use LEGO minifigs as stand ins for the NPCs in my campaign. I could have saved myself the hassle and expense if I had just never bothered to buy minis. Buyer beware, I guess.

Hey rwittas, I'm sorry for your troubles.

I took a look at your order and the miniature that is holding it up isn't in fact part of the 20% off sale and is just a regular Reaper miniature at our regular price. We have had it on order directly from Reaper but are still waiting for it to arrive. We can cancel just the outstanding mini (RPR77014 Zombies x3) and ship the rest if you like. Just let us know.

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Update!

We just heard from our printer and provided there are no delays in customs, we are looking at early March delivery to us for these flip-mats.

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WolfmanFields wrote:
I purchased the Flip Mat today, and I understand that it is on back order.I do know that my card will not be charged until the item is shipped, but what really is important to me is to get any kind of heads up for what the expected time table is. I have not seen any threads talk about any updated time tables for the back order. I am just optimistic that I will have the product in hand in a couple of weeks to start the adventure for our group. Any updates would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

We just heard from our printer and provided there are no delays in customs, we are looking at early March delivery to us for these flip-mats.

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Hawkins wrote:
Do you know when this will be in stock again?

I'm looking into whether we can get these reproduced or not. I'm guessing it will take a couple of weeks to find out so stay tuned.

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I spoke with the hotel and the block should be good now. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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JustJ wrote:
Bueller... Bueller.... Anyone, anyone...?

Hey JustJ, you caught us after hours and on one of the rare days that Paizo takes the entire company to the movies (SW8) so we are just now getting to your post. Apologies for the printing error and we'd be happy to replace it for you. Please drop CS an email with your order # and they will take care of you.

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Pig in a Poke Tuesday wrote:
taks wrote:
Just 3 posts up Vic Wertz said it was happening, but it would take a few months. I'd say he counts as "on high." I was one of the lucky ones to get the Gen Con leftovers, btw.
Ah...missed that, also lucky you. I recently picked up the module at a local half price book store. I would like to run this for my 2 nephews and not spending time drawing the maps would be a blessing and time saver. I will keep and eye on this page.

I will talk with our team about a reprint but I'm pretty confident that we can get one going. Most likely it won't be in until February/March.

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ckdragons wrote:

Received my pawns over the weekend. After reading the product review from mra7nk, I'm now wondering if I'm also missing a sheet of pawns from this set. I didn't get the PDF because I'm not subscribing to the pawns set. Can someone from Paizo confirm whether mra7nk is correct? Thanks.

Hey ckdragons, I just opened a fresh set and it was perfect (nothing missing and nothing extra) so I'm guessing that somehow the two of you received a duplicate pawn sheet in place of the last pawn sheet, which can happen. If you take each sheet (or each pawn) and compare them with the count on the back of the packaging (or the one on the product page) you should be able to tell easily if you have a duplicate sheet and which sheet it is.

Also please contact Customer Service and they will help you get a replacement sheet for the ones you are missing. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Fumarole wrote:
David knott 242 wrote:

It means that once they sell out whatever they have in their warehouse, they won't be getting any more.

I see. Thanks for the prompt reply!

Yes, this is correct. They originally released in 2013 and were never reprinted. The fact that we still have some in stock is surprising to me.

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zylphryx wrote:
That's a shame, they are very handy apps. Have y'all considered developing similar apps in house, Vic?

Unfortunately we do not have the expertise in house to develop apps like these. So we would either need to staff up for it or find another partner to make them for us.

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Jeff Alvarez wrote:
MrBear wrote:
Hopefully then we'll hear word of what's going on soon...?

Hey MrBear, that's easy! We will have a demo booth focusing on Starfinder with some Pathfinder as well. The slate of Paizo employees for PAX Unplugged is Erik Mona, Jason Bulmahn, Tonya Woldridge, Cosmo Eisele, Dan Tharp, and myself.

If you're at the show, please do swing over to the exhibit hall and say HI.

Sorry everyone, I misspoke here. I got my cons mixed up and unfortunately Jason will not be joining us for PAX Unplugged but the rest is still accurate.

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Saotome007 wrote:
Jeff Alvarez wrote:
Unfortunately no, there will not be any organized play component for Pathfinder or Starfinder at PAX Unplugged this year. With it being the show's first year and our first time in their facility, we decided to come in small, get our feet under ourselves and get to know the facility, and decide how best to grow our presence for future years.
Well that is extremely unfortunate. :(

Traditionally the PAX shows aren't set up to offer free space to run OP events and the pay-to-play space they tend to have is quite expensive. Plus the show wasn't even advertised until way after (like months and months after) we had closed our budget cycle for 2017 so it made it very difficult for us to have OP. That and without really seeing the space first, there's no way for us to know which available spaces are best for us to use for OP.

Believe me that we understand how disappointed our fans are that we aren't able to offer OP at this show this year...we are as well. But we will be scouting it out and budgeting for space for future years (if possible)

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MikeKn wrote:
I've just started getting into Organized Play (both Pathfinder and Starfinder), so I'm really hoping there will be some at PAX.

Unfortunately no, there will not be any organized play component for Pathfinder or Starfinder at PAX Unplugged this year. With it being the show's first year and our first time in their facility, we decided to come in small, get our feet under ourselves and get to know the facility, and decide how best to grow our presence for future years.

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MrBear wrote:
Hopefully then we'll hear word of what's going on soon...?

Hey MrBear, that's easy! We will have a demo booth focusing on Starfinder with some Pathfinder as well. The slate of Paizo employees for PAX Unplugged is Erik Mona, Jason Bulmahn, Tonya Woldridge, Cosmo Eisele, Dan Tharp, and myself.

If you're at the show, please do swing over to the exhibit hall and say HI.

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Iammars wrote:
They pulled out of PAX West because they thought that PAX Unplugged would be a better use of their official presence. PAX East's Pathfinder presence has always been run by Lucas Servideo and not by Paizo itself. I wouldn't expect PAX East to change based off of PAX Unplugged's existence.

Hey Iammars, I wanted to let you know the true reasoning behind why we were not exhibitors at PAX West this year. We weren't because with the current options available to us, we felt that our conversion percentage compared to the costs for the show just weren't favorable enough to keep exhibiting.

As an aside, we had decided to exhibit at PAX Unplugged way before we "pulled out" of PAX West. There hasn't been a major gaming convention in that part of the country for years and we felt exhibiting there would give us a terrific venue to connect with the NE fans. So while I can understand how folks are coming to this conclusion, it is not correct.

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Zaister wrote:
Well, we don't even know yet if there'll be map folio for Starfinder adventure path, and if so, they most certainly will not have maps in miniature scale like a flip-mat.

Hey Zaister. You are more correct than you know. Currently we have NOT announced a Map Folio product to support the Starfinder APs. I can't say for sure that we will not make one but right now there isn't one on our working schedule for 2018.

And even if we did, we don't tend to order maps for our Adventures in high enough resolution to be suitable for miniatures combat so its likely that they wouldn't be included even if we made the product.

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We aim to please. ;)

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Noven wrote:
Jeff Alvarez wrote:
Gnomatsu wrote:

Or download from artist page here.

Those files aren't high resolution enough for someone to blow up and use for miniatures combat so you'll need to get the image from the product PDF.
The images form the PDF are even worse.

We don't order map images at battlemap resolutions for our books so I'm not surprised. Wasn't sure whether they were higher rez than the ones the artist has posted though.

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Gnomatsu wrote:

Or download from artist page here.

Those files aren't high resolution enough for someone to blow up and use for miniatures combat so you'll need to get the image from the product PDF.

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Piccolo wrote:

Hello,

I am trying to find some Spanish translations of Pathfinder books. I have already bought the core rulebook in pdf form. I was wondering if Pathfinder Unchained and the Advanced Player's Guide have been translated into Spanish yet.

I know that Unchained has not been translated yet but it looks like the Advanced Player's Guide has been. You can find the full list of published Pathfinder content on their site (Devir.es).

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Marco Massoudi wrote:

My experience with resin is limited, but in the cases i saw, it had more details than plastic minis, while being more fragile.

Breakage seemed to be much higher than with plastic minis.

But i guess it really depends on the kind of resin or plastic being used and if it has a protecting clear coating finish on top or not.

For example: the old D&D minis (2003s Harbinger through 2010s Lords of Madness) are made of a soft plastic which just doesn´t break, whereas most of the newer Pathfinder Battles minis are made of a slightly harder plastic, which may break when falling off the table.

I don´t know if the same is possible with resin, but it seems to break most of the time when falling off the table and onto the floor.

I found a thread on the issue.

Hey Marco and Steve. The pre-painted figures will be plastic and the unpainted figures will be resin.

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Zaccheus wrote:
Those sculpts they showed you, are they finished products? Are those exactly what we will be receiving if we back the KS or are those proof of concept and the final products will/may be printed by some other company/hardware? They have always had beautiful renders and proof of concepts, what assurance do we have that quality control is on the up and up and the finished product will be the same as the minis you’ve seen so far?

Yes so far we've seen actual outputs from the sculpts and they are great. They even had a limited number of them available for sale at Gen Con and from what I've heard, people really loved them.

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These same questions keep arising so let me shed a little light on it for you.

We try and be the best licensing partner that we can and part of that, for us, is making our intentions with new product lines known to our current licensees first. When we were ready to discuss the Starfinder brand with our partners, we approached both WizKids and Reaper about the brand and our desire for minis. Obviously we would want to offer a new brand's license to our existing licensees, especially ones that have done such a good job with our brand, but both turned us down. Reaper has their own lines for Sci Fantasy minis and WizKids did not have the sculpting bandwidth for the project. So we turned to Ninja DIvision and they were thrilled with the opportunity.

We've known the guys from Ninja Division for quite some time and have always been impressed with their commitment to quality so it seemed like a great fit. We are still blown away with the sculpts we've been seeing from them and think that this line of resin figures might be the best resins we've ever seen.

While it is not our place to comment on their past KS campaigns, except to say that any blame placed on them for the Robotech debacle is completely misplaced and misguided. They, like many of us in this industry, were merely contracted to design a game for someone else's KS and Ninja Division followed through with everything they were charged with. It was, and still is, up to those that ran the KS campaign to fulfill the product to the audience. One wouldn't blame one of our writers for Paizo not releasing a module, right? So why are they being blamed for that failed KS? It's just not right.

The rest of their Kickstartes and any issues associated with them are on them and while they have always had the best of intentions, it is obvious that the lack of communication has caused loads of problems. I commend them for being as open and honest as they were in their video update and I really hope that the audience gives them the chance to make good. They know they screwed up and they are trying to make things right. It's up to all of you to give them the opportunity to earn your trust back.

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