Title says it all...This is the "must have" piece from this set. The scult is nice and the detail is amazing! I'd love to see a Huge Black Dragon with this level of sculpt and detail in the next huge set (whenever that may be coming to us). The one bad thing about this mini is the Very Rare part...
I gave this one only three stars (it was almost a 4!) mostly because it was the adventure I started my group on to introduce us all to the Iron Kingdoms and, as one of my Players put it; "It still feels too much like D&D". While the storyline is great (we only made it through the first section actually) and the characters and plot seemed fun (the villain is a GREAT concept!), it relies too much on the GM to build the feel of the world - something that a GM who was experienced with the IK would do well but for beginners it was hard to bring across the feel of the IK to my group when we started with this. I am fully planning to re-run it at some point when my group has more IK experience and knows the setting more and I'm sure that my opinion will waver back up to at least 4 stars (probably even 5 cause the premise of the adventure ROCKS!), but I can't in good conscience recommend this to any GM who is looking for an Iron Kingdoms introduction adventure.
Adding even more monsters to the lush, detailed world of the Iron Kingdoms, this book gives GMs more monsters and details the civilizations of the Skorne and other creatures that exist to the east of the IK.
Who doesn't like Iron Liches? They're undead AND machine!
I own both the hard copy and the PDF of this wonderful book. The setting is one of the most detailed and flavorful settings I have ever ran across...its original as well - not your standard steampunk setting by any stretch of the imagination! This book details more of what makes the Iron Kingdoms a fun and unique setting - Mechanika. You'll find more detail on how to construct and interact with mechanikal weapons, steamjacks, etc. Well worth getting in conjunction to the Character Guide and World Guide!
I own both the hard copy and the PDF of this wonderful book. The setting is one of the most detailed and flavorful settings I have ever ran across...its original as well - not your standard steampunk setting by any stretch of the imagination! NOTE! This book only has 'fluff' in it - no rules that is - but reveals the world of the Iron Kingdoms in stunning detail and flavor. This book is worth getting no matter what system you want to run the Iron Kingdoms in.
I own both the hard copy and the PDF of this wonderful book. The setting is one of the most detailed and flavorful settings I have ever ran across...its original as well - not your standard steampunk setting by any stretch of the imagination! NOTE! You'll need either the D&D core books (PHB & DMG) or the Pathfinder core book as well to make full use of this book.
I'm giving this one a 4/5 (actually closer to 4.5) for a few reasons. First off, let me tell you about all the positive things this model has to offer.
I got into the Iron Kingdoms setting because of this monster (along with the Iron Lich) when I picked up the Monsternomicon Vol. 1 on an impulse buy. The IK setting has become my favorite D20 setting. This monster has it all...big, scary, soul-sucking steampunk at it's finest! Full Metal Fantasy indeed! I like the backstory, I like the monster, and the mini will be very fun to paint! I've got mine primed and ready to start painting even now.
Which brings me to the few small details I didn't care for in the model, and the reason its not getting a 5 star rating from me. First off are the skulls of hate on its shoulders. In my opinion they are very silly looking and don't look at all like their description in the Monsternomicon book. They look very fake - if that term could be applied to an imaginary monster. The other thing I didn't care for were the spikes on the back of its hands. They make the clawed fingers look very short and stubby. I solved these issues with mine by spending a few dollars more at Privateer Press' online store and bought a couple other parts to use as substitutes for these bits - some spikes from one of the other Khador Warjacks and a couple of Machine Wraith heads. I can't wait to start painting this!
We bought some of these soaps as humorous gifts for members of our gaming group. This one is the funniest by far though. Especially since one of our campaigns feature two PCs who are playing orc characters.