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You know whyKalindlara —
I know that Paizo takes issues with offensive material in third-party products very seriously. I look forward to seeing this addressed.
Hopefully the publisher can make some adjustments, and we can see this back "on the shelves" soon.
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Path of the Hellknight (PFRPG)Paizo Inc.
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Excellent, and well worth the waitKalindlara —
I'm really impressed with how much content this book included - I expected solid flavor (and got it), but the book is also full of amazing game content and written with an in-depth knowledge of the various options available across all of the product lines. The art is amazing - the lictor of the Pyre is one of my favorite Paizo pieces, and the art for the Godclaw's lictor is brilliant.
There's a lot of stuff I could see being great for any campaign, like Caster's Champion and Gate Breaker. Then there's the great Hellknight-specific options, like the Godclaw oracle mystery and the new Hellknight prestige class disciplines.
There are some minor disappointments. I wish the obedience boons had a method of early access, similar to that of the Inner Sea Gods prestige classes. I'd been hoping for unique content for the minor orders, especially the Scar and Coil.
All in all, though, an excellent book - well worth the price of admission. ^_^
Pathfinder Society Scenario #7–13: Captive in Crystal (PFRPG) PDFPaizo Inc.
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Brilliant ScenarioKalindlara —
This is a truly excellent scenario. The setting is captivating, the NPCs are interesting, and the challenges are varied and exciting. I hope we follow up on the secondary plot of the scenario in the future (the one related to the character on the cover). I also appreciated all the little references to Golarion and Pathfinder lore. Also, a VERY big thank-you to PFS leadership - glad to see you're listening to us. I like how a certain long-hoped-for thing was implemented. My faith in you is complete. ^_^
Still worth itKalindlara —
Crowe - high-quality, well-detailed face, excellent detail on tattoos. No complaints here.
Jirelle - the detail (other than the face) is more what I'd expect from the regular Battles line. The face is pretty good, though.
Lirianne - Body is closer to regular Battles quality, and the face is a little weird (probably as a result of the hat's brim dipping low).
Hakon - great detail, especially on tattoos and robe.
Shardra - I was initially surprised at how bulky her mini is. A lot of the detail is good, but the paint for her leg actually splashes over onto her armor... I've never seen an Iconic Hero with such a major paint error.
Kolo - surprisingly excellent detail for such a little thing.
Shardra's paint error and Lirianne's/Jirelle's decent paint jobs cost the set a star, but it's definitely still worth the price (especially with the subscriber discount).
Pathfinder Society Scenario #7–08—To Judge a Soul, Part 2: Karma Reclaimed (PFRPG) PDFPaizo Inc.
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Great story... very challenging!Kalindlara —
Thoughts after playing a 4th-level Seoni:
-As the only one without a statue (due to being a pregen), I was pretty well useless outside. That snowstorm is a killer.
-One of our party members got one-shotted by the multi-naginata trap. 53 damage was far too much for him to handle. See Edit below.
-I had to look up the swarm subtype for our GM (to clarify the weapon damage thing). As a swarm of Tiny creatures, it takes half (rather than no) weapon damage.
-The conjurer and mesmerist both have absolutely ridiculous spell loadouts - somebody knows how to optimize a control caster.
-The story was fascinating. Jujanil's journal entry (after her failure) was chilling to hear described.
-The Chronicle was cool, and very flavorful.
-EDIT: Apparently the naginata thing was a GM error; they mistook the x4 as meaning "four attacks" rather than "x4 critical damage". Not nearly as lethal as originally believed.
I'm surprised my Seoni survived... and very, very glad we didn't play up. ^_^
Great setKalindlara —
Stupid forum ate my review...
Buy this set. Seriously. Merisiel and Amiri have great poses, Harsk and Ezren are decent, and there's a badger.
The Kyra in this set is gorgeous. It's the best prepainted mini I've ever seen - bar none - and even surpasses a few that I've commissioned from professionals.
Good product!Kalindlara —
The set as a whole was very satisfactory - the Battles line has been getting better in one way or another with every set. I do miss the AP-specific sets, though.
I'm glad that AP-specific models such as Justice Ironbriar and the Goblin Druid are still sneaking in. More of those, please.
The paint quality is quite decent on most; I was especially impressed with the iconic oracle, Alahazra. The line has recovered well from the Legends of Golarion and Reign of Winter issues, it appears.
Breakages and flaws were minimal. One Thug came unattached from the base, but since they're now bagged, I know I won't lose anything. A Cultist came without his potion hand, but I thought it actually improved the look of the mini a little. That said, the way the minis are packaged does seem to be resulting in some posture issues. My Haughty Avengers and Elf Archers are all bent halfway back, as is my Forest Shadow. A little disappointing...
I like the decision to put the Forest Drake in a standing position, as opposed to the "flight bars" of the previous Drakes. It's also just a very good-looking mini. Same for the Large Green Dragon.
Regarding rarity, things are good for the most part. I am a little bothered by the Fire Giant King, though. I have four - that's more than I have of Fire Giants!
I could have handled way less of the Lamashtu Cult. Three rank-and-file minis, plus two unique characters, is an awful lot for one faction. Meanwhile, I'm still scraping together enough Gray Maidens for Crimson Throne. Hopefully, future sets will expand on certain factions - if you're going to do this, at least keep doing it for the factions I like. ^_^
Finally, speaking of Lamashtu, I'm a little puzzled by her appearance as a mini. Gods are supposed to be too powerful to fight, so I'm not sure what she's doing here. Hopefully it's leading up to something...
Anyway, various quibbles aside, great work! I'm looking forward to Dungeons Deep! (When I can find the money.)