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Cat-thulhu wrote:
My battles sub still says pending and payment method required. I checked the new payment according to the email and it appears correct. Is there a issue I should be concerned about?

I have the same issue, and emailed them about it the other day. They said they are having some issues with UPS Ground shipping, and that's apparently what's caused the weirdness. I use store credit to pay for my order. It's already taken payment out of my store credit (and the email assured me I wouldn't be charged for shipping again). So all I'm waiting for at this point is for them to literally ship the boxes out.

I'm not going to lie..at this point it's getting a bit frustrating. I won't air my grievances here, but it certainly seems as if it's been one thing after another.


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One quick way to find out shipping is to add a case and the incentive piece to your actual cart, as if you were going to buy them that way without the Battles subscription. Go through the order process as normal, but only up through and including Step 2: Shipping. Make sure you choose the shipping method that your subscription uses (most likely the cheapest available). This will give the shipping and handling rate for the case + incentive.

Don't worry that the total price will probably be different: The case will likely be discounted at the normal $279.99 USD, but the incentive might list at $69.99 USD instead of the $24.99 USD. That's because the system still applies your 30% off a Battles product (case). But this method isn't applying the 75% off the Incentive, instead it's taking just 30% off. None of that matters, though, as the goal here is simply to find out how much shipping and handling will be for the case + incentive. Once you've determined the cost of shipping & handling (and any other applicable overseas costs), just go back to Step 1: Shopping Cart, and remove both the case + incentive.

Whatever you do, don't hit the red Place Your Order button under Step 4: Place Your Order while the case + incentive is still in your cart.

I don't know if the $10.00 USD off shipping that Paizo offers on an order of $100.00 USD or more applies to international customers or not. If it does apply, make sure you subtract the $10.00 USD from the total shipping and handling charge you get from Step 2: Shipping.


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This information is intended to help fellow Battles subscribers regarding the Legendary Adventures case, Goblin Village set, and any choices he or she might need to make about one or both of these items. Obviously for folks in other areas of the United States, things will be different.

Location: Northeast Ohio (specifically, the Akron/Kent area)

Shipping Method Used: UPS Ground (1-5 business days, cheapest option available)

Scenario 1 = 2 Items/2 shipment packages:
Shipment 1: Legendary Adventures Case: $279.99 +($51.94 S&H)
Estimated Package Weight: 12 lbs.; Adjusted Dimensional Weight: 29 lbs.
Shipment 2: Legendary Adventures Incentive: $24.99 (+$28.97 S&H)
Estimated Package Weight: 4 lbs.; Adjusted Dimensional Weight: 12 lbs.

Subtotal: $304.98
Shipping & Handling: $80.91
Paizo Shipping & Handling Discount: -$10.00
Final Order Total = $375.89

Scenario 2 = 1 Item/1 shipment package:
Shipment 1: Legendary Adventures Case: $279.99 +($51.94 S&H)
Estimated Package Weight: 12 lbs.; Adjusted Dimensional Weight: 29 lbs.

Subtotal: $279.99
Shipping & Handling: $51.94
Paizo Shipping & Handling Discount: -$10.00
Final Order Total = $321.93

Summary/Thoughts: The Goblin Village adds an additional $28.97 in shipping & handling on top of the already steep $51.94 shipping charge for the Legendary Adventures Case. Add in the $24.99 Battles-subscriber cost of the Incentive itself, and that’s a total of $53.96 you can save by passing up on the set this time around. If you use dungeon dressing and set pieces, it’s possible you feel the extra cost is completely worth it. If, like me, you only use Creatures/PCs/NPCs in your campaign, you might decide it makes more sense to sit the Goblin Village out.


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In the October shipping thread in the customer service forum, Sara Marie said we can get the ball rolling on our Legendary Adventures subscriptions if we are okay with the higher costs of shipping. If you are satisfied with the higher costs this time around, shoot off an email to customer service to let them know they can start the order and get it shipped out as soon as possible. Make sure you include the word Battles, Subscriptions and Legendary Adventures in the subject headline.

If you have a Battles subscription and want to figure out about how much the total shipping will be, add a case of Legendary Adventures to your cart, and the Goblin Village Incentive that comes with it. Go through the checkout process to Step 4 (Place Your Order). This will let you see what your shipping total is with the $10.00 Paizo shipping discount applied. Just make sure you don't hit the red Place Your Order button. Instead go back to Step 1 (Shopping Cart) and remove the items from your cart.

*Don't be alarmed at the higher subtotal. It will show higher this way because it's not an actual subscription, so the Goblin Village discount will only list at $69.99, (30% off), instead of the usual 75%. However, the shipping & handling total should come out about the same.


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This information is intended to help fellow Battles subscribers regarding the Legendary Adventures case, Goblin Village set, and any choices he or she might need to make about one or both of these items. Obviously for folks in other areas of the United States, things will be different.

Location: Northeast Ohio (specifically, the Akron/Kent area)

Shipping Method Used: UPS Ground (1-5 business days, cheapest option available)

Scenario 1 = 2 Items/2 shipment packages:
Shipment 1: Legendary Adventures Case: $279.99 +($51.94 S&H)
Estimated Package Weight: 12 lbs.; Adjusted Dimensional Weight: 29 lbs.
Shipment 2: Legendary Adventures Incentive: $24.99 (+$28.97 S&H)
Estimated Package Weight: 4 lbs.; Adjusted Dimensional Weight: 12 lbs.

Subtotal: $304.98
Shipping & Handling: $80.91
Paizo Shipping & Handling Discount: -$10.00
Final Order Total = $375.89

Scenario 2 = 1 Item/1 shipment package:
Shipment 1: Legendary Adventures Case: $279.99 +($51.94 S&H)
Estimated Package Weight: 12 lbs.; Adjusted Dimensional Weight: 29 lbs.

Subtotal: $279.99
Shipping & Handling: $51.94
Paizo Shipping & Handling Discount: -$10.00
Final Order Total = $321.93

Summary/Thoughts: The Goblin Village adds an additional $28.97 in shipping & handling on top of the already steep $51.94 shipping charge for the Legendary Adventures Case. Add in the $24.99 Battles-subscriber cost of the Incentive itself, and that’s a total of $53.96 you can save by passing up on the set this time around. If you use dungeon dressing and set pieces, it’s possible you feel the extra cost is completely worth it. If, like me, you only use Creatures/PCs/NPCs in your campaign, you might decide it makes more sense to sit the Goblin Village out.


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Also, I think that technically the 15%-off Paizo Advantage plan also applies to the Battles line. So if you only had the Paizo Advantage plan, you could still order products from the Battles line at a 15% discount.

However, the Pathfinder Battles subscription discount of 30% off the case and 75% off the incentive is separate from the Paizo Advantage. Despite being separate, it supersedes (and does not stack with) the 15%-off the Paizo Advantage offers.


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I posted this in the other thread, but I'm pretty sure this answer is correct:

My understanding is that the "Legacy Advantage" applies in two big ways:

1. It retains for PF1 Adventure Path subscribers the ability to retain their (near) site-wide 15% Paizo Advantage on products and other subscriptions alike without needing four or more subscriptions.

2. It retains the 30% off the Pathfinder Adventure Path subscriptions we were getting pre-PF2.

The "Legacy Advantage" applies for those people who were signed up for the Adventure Path during the PF1 run, and the switch over to PF2.

In other words, the "Legacy Advantage" is a way to maintain the status quo for the many long-time subscribers like you and me (and many, many others).

If you signed up post-PF1, the Adventure Path subscription counts as just one of FOUR total subscriptions you need to obtain the 15% (near) site-wide Pathfinder Advantage. And from what I can tell, under this deal you only get 15% off the Adventure Path, effectively dropping the price from $24.99 to $21.24. (Instead of down to the 30% off price of $17.49).


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JohnF wrote:


I believe the Legacy advantage means that as long as you keep the Pathfinder Adventure Path subscription (which is what used to earn the 15% Paizo Advantage discount) you qualify for that discount even if you don't subscribe to four or more qualifying product lines (the new way to earn Paizo Advantage).

As a Pathfinder Battles subscriber you should be getting 30% off the Iconic Heroes Evolved set (which you are). I'm not sure why you seem to be getting 30% off the Pathfinder Adventure Path; I would expect that to only get the 15% Paizo Advantage discount (plus the free PDF, of course).

My understanding is that the "Legacy Advantage" applies in two big ways:

1. It retains for PF1 Adventure Path subscribers the ability to retain their (near) site-wide 15% Paizo Advantage on products and other subscriptions alike without needing four or more subscriptions.

2. It retains the 30% off the Pathfinder Adventure Path subscriptions we were getting pre-PF2.

The "Legacy Advantage" applies for those people who were signed up for the Adventure Path during the PF1 run, and the switch over to PF2.

In other words, the "Legacy Advantage" is a way to maintain the status quo for the many long-time subscribers like Steve and me (and many, many others).

If you signed up post-PF1, the Adventure Path subscription counts as just one of FOUR total subscriptions you need to obtain the 15% (near) site-wide Pathfinder Advantage. And from what I can tell, under this deal you only get 15% off the Adventure Path, effectively dropping the price from $24.99 to $21.24. (Instead of down to the 30% off price of $17.49).


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Sara Marie wrote:
Pigraven wrote:

My order, Order# 8184209, spawned, but it appears the Legacy AP discount did not apply on my Lost Omens book. It should be $29.74 instead of the regular $34.99.

Again, that's Order 8184209

For the record, this is now three spawning periods in a row where the Legacy Discount has failed to apply on the initial spawn. While it is nice that it was eventually fixed the last two times, it's a bit frustrating it has happened again.

Discount applied. I'm also seeing that our system is having a difficult time determining which payment method is the one set to your subscriptions. If you could reply to the confirmation email or give us a call to let us know the last four digits of the correct card, we will get that squared away.

(Edit: nm, I see the order is covered by store credit, however, we still need to know which card the subscriptions should be attached to).

I just selected the card for which they can be attached, since maybe your system requires one. However, I'll only ever be using store credit from here on out (as I have been for the last year+), so hopefully this isn't a problem for the future. (It hasn't been for most of the past year, once Diego and I got things squared away). This is also the reason why I have posted every so often about the importance of getting a fairly accurate description as quickly as possible of what shipping would be each month. (And why it was hard to get that when the Battles incentive price and shipping weight kept changing, such as with the two individual Elementals).

However, because I now realize that sometimes you don't know the exact details until the product literally arrives at the warehouse, advance notice isn't always something I can count on. And because my way of ordering (with store credit) is the anomaly here, I've since decided to just purchase more store credit than I clearly need every month. This way, no matter what bugs may occur (like the Paizo Advantage not applying) or hiccups pop up (different weight and increased shipping for Battles/Incentive) I am always covered. I figure if an issue does arise on the Paizo end of things, I can always get it fixed retroactively, instead of taking the chance of not having enough store credit (my end of things). Better to be safe than sorry.

Speaking of the Battles line, it currently shows that my Battles case will cost roughly $331.93 with shipping. That doesn't include the $24.99 for the incentive, nor any extra cost for incentive shipping. Adding the incentive makes it a total of $356.92, with an unknown shipping price for that incentive. I can't imagine the shipping for the incentive alone is over $40.00. And as far as I know, the $10.00 shipping Paizo pays on orders over $100 hasn't been applied to that suggested shipping cost on the case yet. So I'm pretty sure the $407.+ I still have in store credit will cover the total Battles case, incentive, and shipping cost. Can you confirm this on your end?


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My order, Order# 8184209, spawned, but it appears the Legacy AP discount did not apply on my Lost Omens book. It should be $29.74 instead of the regular $34.99.

Again, that's Order 8184209

For the record, this is now three spawning periods in a row where the Legacy Discount has failed to apply on the initial spawn. While it is nice that it was eventually fixed the last two times, it's a bit frustrating it has happened again.


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Thanks so much for the update!


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Thanks so much. As someone only interested in the four books and nothing else, I feel like there's a good chance they will be cheaper upon release than the combined $216+ (including shipping) they want through the crowdfunding site.


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Steve Geddes wrote:
Pigraven wrote:
After the relative disaster that was the Falling Star ship...
That's the only setting piece I have any use for (I think it was done exceptionally well!). May I ask what you didn't like about it?

To be fair, I don't think the piece itself looks bad. I bought it but gave it to a friend's son that is currently obsessed with ships in general. (And because I needed the space). But I really don't have problems with the ship itself looks.

I guess I'm just basing it on the fact that most sites had it listed for roughly the suggested $250 during pre-sale and a week after release. There were exceptions, of course. Within two weeks on the market, though, it was still available on most sites, listed at most for $199.99 USD. It was routinely in the "On Sale" section in many sites for $174.99 or $179.99. I realize this is pretty much all anecdotal observation based on no actual sales figures. But I can't imagine the piece is selling too well given the huge decrease in price and frequent availability of the piece.

As nice a piece as it is, I'm not sure I'd pay over $150.00 if I could do it all over again. It does look nice, but some the pieces just felt too cheap in-hand.

I'd also like to point out that this was only ever seen as a collection piece for me. I knew going in I was never going to use it in a campaign. When it comes to any spatial-related pieces, like ships or cemeteries or the like, I've found it far more functional to just draw up my own 2-D maps or even use a Pathfinder 2-D map. The point I'm trying to make here is that I'm sure it could be a functional playing piece for the many folks out there that are more liberal with their use of terrain/sets.


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I know it might make better sense for Paizo to continue to include playsets like the Goblin Village as incentive pieces over individual Gargantuan monsters. If the popularity of terrain and playset pieces trumps the general interest in one simple creature, it makes sense to continue down that path. Hopefully, Gargantuan and Colossal-sized miniatures can still see the light of day.

Here are a couple suggestions:

Cave Worms:

Cave worms are among some of the coolest looking Gargantuan creatures, and have long been one of the more popular creatures in fantasy games. The PF2 Bestiary lists three cave worms (pages 56-59), all of Gargantuan size. While all three of these creatures look awesome, I can't imagine it would be profitable to release three as incentives across three different Battles sets. As a collector of miniatures and cool looking things for my shelves in general, I'd gladly shell out $100.00 USD for a set of the three Gargantuan-sized cave worms.

If Paizo released a Pathfinder Battles: Cave Worms Creature Pack, or something of the like, I'd look for one of each in the box:
Azure Worm - x1
Crimson Worm -x1
Purple Worm -x1

This would give DMs and collectors alike a chance at three creatures not likely to otherwise see the light of day (at least in this size). The cost usually ends up being a bit cheaper whether using our Paizo Battles discount on this site, or through third-party online shops. So the functional price for many buyers wouldn't seem too outrageous. Besides, having a set of three awesome looking, Gargantuan-sized, uniquely looking cave worms to put out on general display in a game room would be spectacular.

Alternatively, you could make all three and sell them separately, letting buyers pick and choose. Depending on packaging logistics, this might be the better choice.

Linnorms:

Linnorms are another immensely popular creature that play a prominent role in Pathfinder lore and the world of Golarion. Since I first started collecting Pathfinder miniatures, I've seen repeated requests for Linnorm miniatures. I've noticed in the PF2 Bestiary, there are four Linnorms listed (pages 224-227), all of Gargantuan size. Packaging all four Linnorms together seems like a packaging and pricing nightmare. But I could definitely see a release of 2 Gargantuan-sized Linnorms per box. Or even just each of the four Gargantuan-sized Linnorms released individually. I could see the following:

Pathfinder Battles: Linnorm set 1:
Crag Linnorm - x1
Ice Linnorm - x1

Pathfinder Battles: Linnorm Set 2:
Tarn Linnorm - x1
Tor Linnorm - x1

or, as I mentioned above, each one packaged individually.

Regardless, this would allow DM's and collectors alike to finally obtain long-sought miniature representations of some of the most prominent big bads in the Pathfinder (1 & 2) world. All without having to try and fit them in as incentive pieces for the regular Battles line.

I realize bigger-sized creature packs weren't a hit five or six years ago. But if the Icons line is over there selling Colossal-sized plastic knight statues, certainly there is an opportunity to try putting two sets of classic fantasy monsters out into the world.


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While I'm on the subject of Battles miniatures I'd really like to see made, let me state that at this point for Pathfinder 2, I'm going to need to see the Battles line actually try and support the PC-options provided to us in the source material.

The Legendary Adventures set is so appealing to me in part because of the lack of human pc-type miniatures. The old Wizards line started in 2003, I think. So that's like sixteen years or so of Human miniatures to draw on if we need a particular mini look from that race. If you really need a human PC and can't find one out there, you're probably not trying hard enough. Plus, there is always HeroForge or whatever, which appears to have more options for Humans than any other race.

Throughout Pathfinder 1, Paizo went crazy introducing many different non-human playable races in their source materials. Sadly, minis of certain races were never made. In fact, many of these races fell by the wayside from day one even in subsequent source material. How many options were made for Grippli's, for example, after they appeared in the Race Guide? Despite all the rules bickering and inconsistent balance issues throughout PF1's reign, I always felt like their biggest flaw was introducing some different--but interesting--material, then letting it hit the cutting room floor with seemingly little investment.

I'd like to see Pathfinder 2 avoid this mistake. If we're going to new ancestries in the coming books, how about we see them better represented in both source material and on our table in miniature form. I've not really been keeping up with news on forthcoming PF2 source material, but I've heard Leshies might be a playable ancestry at some point. Sounds totally awesome! So how about we get a few Leshy miniatures to reflect that?

In addition to more non-human playable PC-types, the Battles line for PF2 offers us a chance to catch up on some underrepresented creatures, like Plant and Fey-types. I feel like these creatures were all over the Adventure Paths and in the Bestiaries 2-6, but we rarely received plastic representatives. I think some of that was due to a lack of Huge-sized miniatures to represent many of the beautiful Huge plant creatures in the Bestiaries. But that shouldn't be much of a problem anymore.

As I'm looking through the PF2 Bestiary, I'm excited for some of the possibilities. I know that many people don't want to see too many recycled monsters when we are missing so many creatures from PF1 already. But I do think if Paizo is smart about their choices, it won't be too bad. While I like many of the PF1 Battles creatures we received, there is without a doubt a few from every set that seemed more letdown than anything. Releasing updated versions of these offers a chance to "redeem" the former release; Wizkids just needs to deliver on their end.


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After the relative disaster that was the Falling Star ship, the last thing I'm going to do is pay money for any type of Skyship. Granted, space adventures aren't my jam, so I likely wouldn't anyways. But the completionist-gene in me has been made dormant with all the non-monster incentives we've received over the years.

Still, looking beyond myself, it's pretty obvious they are popular with many other collectors. We've seen them increase in frequency in both the Icons line and Pathfinder Battles line. And I believe Wizards has already come out with their own terrain-type line, yes? So I do understand there is a major desire there.

At the end of the day, I just want more Gargantuan and/or Colossal-sized creatures. I don't really care how they get here. I bought that big Colossal-sized (I think) knight statue from Icons back in August, and it looks freakin' awesome. Imagine getting some actual creatures of that size to use in campaigns at the table?

I can't tell you how happy I am that Pathfinder is finally getting Huge-sized creatures. It's a big plus for me. Combined with the Huge-sized pieces from the Icons line, we should be able to cover many of the source books in that size in relatively little time. But there are still some Gargantuan-sized creatures that need to see the light of day. Not to mention the Colossal creatures.

As for the Starfinder minis... While I personally won't be buying cases, I'm hoping there are a few crossover monsters from both Starfinder and PF1 that show up in that set so I can cherry-pick them on here and from secondary shops. Again, I'm not completely familiar with the Alien Archive and other creature sources, but crossover is somewhat inevitable, I'd think. And a set like Starfinder would seem a perfect place to release more Lovecraft-like, weird-looking creatures that might not be as popular or fitting in the Pathfinder line. It could go a long way towards putting some of the more interesting looking creatures from the PF Bestiaries 2-6 line on our table.


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Can anyone from Paizo or familiar with this backing situation answer me the following question? Thank you so much in advance!

Will the following books eventually be available for public sale?:

Pathfinder 2.0 Kingmaker Adventure Path
Pathfinder 2.0 Kingmaker Companion Guide
5e Kingmaker Bestiary
Pathfinder 1.0 Kingmaker Bestiary

I understand the price will likely be different for each book. But will these four books eventually be available for sale, both from the Paizo website AND 3rd-party sellers?

*Edit* In addition, am I correct in reading that both Bestiaries, the 5e version and the Pathfinder 1.0 version don't come with PDFs of their own?


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The items from the "My Subscriptions" page have also disappeared. But they were gone as early as yesterday afternoon (Eastern Time). Normally, when things go well with order spawning, it seems to take 24 hours (give or take) for the spawning process itself to complete. However, as others have pointed out, we also normally see a post in this thread alerting us that the process has started. And we usually receive a thread here letting us know it is finished, and to check for orders.

At this point, I don't know what to think. I assume they are busy, hence the lack of communication about order spawning. But it's strange that there wasn't a post to let us know the process started (if it did), and even stranger that nothing has been said if the process WASN'T started after nearly a full 24 hours. It could be that the few of us are at the tail end of the process, and others have had their orders spawn and received emails. Maybe it's just a matter of coincidence that nobody in that particular boat has come forward to say everything is going smoothly for them.

I think I'm going to wait it out until about 8 or 9 pm and check again, around the close of the Paizo work day. If I've still received no word and I haven't received an email or seen any movement on the site by that point, I'll go ahead and inquire again.


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While I'm at it, is the Pathfinder Battles: Iconic Heroes Evolved still set for a street date of September 18th?


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A few logistics questions about the Legendary Adventures set, because I'm totally confused right now:

1. Is the listed street date of September 30th still accurate?

It's product page still lists it as going on public sale on September 30th. I've seen mid-October as the expected street date, so that makes more sense. But I'd have thought it's official product page would be the one kept up to date above others.

2. If September 30th is accurate, how does that work for those of us with a subscription?

It appears in the October shipment thread, and those orders are set to spawn on Thursday, September 26th. Even if we have our shipments option set to "ship when available", shipping for all subscription orders doesn't begin until September 30th.

Does this mean that subscribers won't receive the Legendary Adventures miniatures case until days after the public street date, at the very minimum?

3. How much is the Goblin Village set?

It's currently listed as Unavailable, and doesn't offer a price. As such, it isn't listed in the Upcoming Subscription Shipments section under the My Subscriptions tab. I've seen it listed as $99.99 on a few 3rd-party sites. If that is accurate, 75% off (Paizo Advantage Pathfinder Battles discount) would make it $24.99. I've been operating as if this were the case, but it would be really nice to get an official clarification.

4. What is the official weight of the Incentive set?

This matters because it will directly affect the weight of my October order, and thus increase the shipping charge that comes with it. I use store credit for my subscriptions, and I need to know how much to purchase prior to the order spawning process. Without accurate information from your end, it makes it hard to know how much credit to purchase. And that matters when we are also budgeting for things outside of the Paizo line.

5. Even if some of this information isn't available yet, like the weight or price of the Goblin Village, would you please make an effort to provide it to us as soon as possible?

I know customer service likes to get the monthly shipping threads up ahead of time. But the September shipping thread popped up only about 24 hours before spawning started this week. With only the Adventure Path in my September orders, I knew I had credit to cover me regardless of any potential shipping surprise. While the October page does list the Legendary Adventures set for the month, there is still enough pertinent information missing that gaining an accurate estimation of final cost is difficult.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to answer my questions and concerns.


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I'm in the same boat as some of the other folks where the grandfathered Paizo discount didn't apply to Lost Omens. I really hope this can be fixed before the order finalizes. This is the second month in a row where this has happened; the new technical changes you're making can't come soon enough!

Thanks in advance for looking into it!

My order is Order 8082298.


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Sam,

I'm in the same boat as Cpt_kirstov, where the grandfathered discount didn't apply to Lost Omens, showing in both the "shipping soon" email and as of now (Wednesday night) on the My Order page. Like Cpt_kirstov, it's the second month in a row where this has happened. Thanks in advance for looking into it!

My order is Order 8082298.


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Thanks so much!


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Hello again.

On July 12th I received an email informing me that there was an issue with my order, Order 7968564. Apparently it found no payment method on file, though I had my card listed as the method. Also, there was enough Store Credit to cover the entire order.

I've since re-submitted, and it's set to pending again. However, it's with the same card, so there is a chance it comes up in error again. I'm letting you know because one of you might have to manually bump it through.

Thanks in advance!
Sincerely,
Pigraven!


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Virginia J. wrote:

Hi Pigraven!

Sorry for the discount not applying, because you're definitely eligible. I have applied the discount to your order, and adjusted your store credit accordingly. Please take a look at your order, and if anything doesn't look right, let us know.

- Virginia

I just took a look and it all looks great now. Thanks so much! Y'all do great work there at customer service!

Good luck with the rest of this month. I imagine it feels like an air elemental dropped a whirlwind on you folks!


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Order 7968564

*This is a double post, as I also posted it in the July thread a few minutes ago. Letting you know so you don't spend time posting a reply in both sections*

I, too, seem to be missing the Paizo Advantage on the following items:

PF2 Core Rulebook
PF2 Bestiary
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Druma, Profit and Prophecy

I was under the impression that because I was grandfathered in, I'd continue receiving the Paizo Advantage on both the Adventure Paths, and the other eligible items. Was this a correct assumption? If so, is there an error here or were the above three books removed from eligibility?

If indeed it is simply an error, I just want to point out my method of payment... I think you'll have to cancel out the order, so it puts back the $165.86 of Paizo credit I had. Then when you create a new order, applying the discount to all five books, it will be able to successfully process. (The order total I calculated before order generation was something like $160.++ after the advantage and with shipping applied).

But again, if for some reason I don't receive the Paizo advantage on anything but the Adventure Paths, please let me know. I know there was a four-subscription limit to trigger the advantage, and I think I only hit three. But I was under the impression that I was grandfathered in regardless because I was subscribed to the Adventure Path pre-PF2 material. If I wasn't, I'm going to have to add about $5.00 to the $165.86 in store credit I had to cover this order before it spawns again.

Thank you so much for your attention!


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Order 7968564

I, too, seem to be missing the Paizo Advantage on the following items:

PF2 Core Rulebook
PF2 Bestiary
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Druma, Profit and Prophecy

I was under the impression that because I was grandfathered in, I'd continue receiving the Paizo Advantage on both the Adventure Paths, and the other eligible items. Was this a correct assumption? If so, is there an error here or were the above three books removed from eligibility?

If indeed it is simply an error, I just want to point out my method of payment... I think you'll have to cancel out the order, so it puts back the $165.86 of Paizo credit I had. Then when you create a new order, applying the discount to all five books, it will be able to successfully process. (The order total I calculated before order generation was something like $160.++ after the advantage and with shipping applied).

But again, if for some reason I don't receive the Paizo advantage on anything but the Adventure Paths, please let me know. I know there was a four-subscription limit to trigger the advantage, and I think I only hit three. But I was under the impression that I was grandfathered in regardless because I was subscribed to the Adventure Path pre-PF2 material. If I wasn't, I'm going to have to add about $5.00 to the $165.86 in store credit I had to cover this order before it spawns again.

Thank you so much for your attention!


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Sam Phelan wrote:
Pigraven wrote:

Hello good folks of Paizo!

I just received an email informing me of Order 7865645. It appears that it didn't actually subtract the $10 discount on shipping and handling.

It shows my 5-item subtotal order of $339.71. Then it shows the $57.31 shipping fee, and the -$10 shipping discount under that. The order total correctly states $387.02, which implies the shipping discount was accounted for. But under that it says Store Credit To Apply $397.02.

When tallying up the two shipments, including each listed shipping cost, the total indeed comes out to $397.02. And the shipping cost on the two shipments (the Battles case and then the books/incentive) total out to the original listed $57.31.

Going into order spawning this week, I had a total of $435.20 in store credit. $435.20 - $387.02 (the order total with $10 discount kicked in) comes to a total of $48.18. But my current listed amount of store credit is instead 38.18. I'm not sure how, but it appears at some point I was fully charged for the shipping.

Perhaps it's because I'm using store credit. Or perhaps it's because I got an order confirmation a couple days ago for just the books, but that order appears to have been re-made into the current Order 7865645 tonight. Regardless, something is amiss. I know it's only $10.00, but $10.00 is $10.00. More importantly, if I point it out now maybe you can catch any potential bug on future orders.

Hello Pigraven,

This error in the application of store credit indicates that the system chose the store credit that should apply before it accounted for the first ten discount. I will let our tech team know this is occurring so they can take a look at it. In the meantime, I have fixed up your order so that it is reserving the correct amount of store credit. You should receive a new confirmation email shortly. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. Thank you!

Thank you so much!


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Steve Geddes wrote:

I've had this happen before too. In my case it only held the full shipping cost but when the charge settled it only charged the discounted amount.

There's this weird thing where store credit is sometimes "allocated" to an upcoming order but it hasn't actually been spent yet. So it disappears from your credit balance but you can't see the benefit. Then it reappears back in your credit balance once the order ships. Perhaps this is the case here too.

(Just providing another datapoint for CS, not trying to answer your question, which may indeed be a more significant error. If you're encountering the same issue I did, then I think it would be good if this looked tidier on the customer side as it doesn't always display in a comforting way.)

All information is definitely appreciated. It's nice to know I'm not the only one that has had this experience at some point. Hopefully this is all it is.


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Hello good folks of Paizo!

I just received an email informing me of Order 7865645. It appears that it didn't actually subtract the $10 discount on shipping and handling.

It shows my 5-item subtotal order of $339.71. Then it shows the $57.31 shipping fee, and the -$10 shipping discount under that. The order total correctly states $387.02, which implies the shipping discount was accounted for. But under that it says Store Credit To Apply $397.02.

When tallying up the two shipments, including each listed shipping cost, the total indeed comes out to $397.02. And the shipping cost on the two shipments (the Battles case and then the books/incentive) total out to the original listed $57.31.

Going into order spawning this week, I had a total of $435.20 in store credit. $435.20 - $387.02 (the order total with $10 discount kicked in) comes to a total of $48.18. But my current listed amount of store credit is instead 38.18. I'm not sure how, but it appears at some point I was fully charged for the shipping.

Perhaps it's because I'm using store credit. Or perhaps it's because I got an order confirmation a couple days ago for just the books, but that order appears to have been re-made into the current Order 7865645 tonight. Regardless, something is amiss. I know it's only $10.00, but $10.00 is $10.00. More importantly, if I point it out now maybe you can catch any potential bug on future orders.


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DropBearHunter wrote:
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?

I think by "spotlight" they just mean a few months of public sale, so that consumers will spend their money on what is actually out there instead of waiting for the next set. That's all I can think of, really. But it is somewhat of a flawed plan. Admittedly, I just buy cases so I'm not the target market for this silly request. I have to think it's aimed at people that cherry pick miniatures, right?

But here is where the problem is. I can't imagine somebody that wants an Androsphinx (Ruins of Lastwall) is suddenly going to pass on one in May/June if he or she sees a Chimera (Legendary Adventures), coming up in the set slated for release in September.

In my personal opinion, maybe WizKids should just focus on making sure their quality control is up to standard instead of wasting time and effort on worrying about when Paizo & Wizards of the Coast show off new sets. Miniature buying is generally a cumulative hobby, not a set-by-set, will I buy any of these or just wait type of scenario.

This is just how I see things, and I'm pretty biased. I'd like if someone else could better explain it.

As for marketing after release, you are 100% correct. I literally see zero. Even the brick & mortar stores around here don't go out of their way their way to promote the Battles line or Icons of the Realm line. They're always available for pre-order. Once they drop, there might be a small display, but it's usually not very prominent in a store.


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David knott 242 wrote:

Since the thread isn't up yet, it must be next week.

Also, Marco Massoudi said in a miniatures related thread that shipping is supposed to start on Monday, May 13th.

Thanks for the quick reply.

I assume, too, that it's next week at some point. I also saw Marco's post. But that original Miniatures blog was from March 5th; non-mini enthusiasts wouldn't have reason to check it on May 2nd. Also, as helpful with information as Marco is, he's not an official Paizo member. I don't doubt him, given that he likely got the answer personally from here or somewhere else. But I would hope we'd get an official shipping thread sometime soon. Something from the company itself, given that we are talking about time-sensitive information regarding their products.


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Do we have a May subscription thread yet? Any idea when subscription spawning starts for May?


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Marco Massoudi wrote:
PREPAINTED STARFINDER BATTLES MINIS FROM WIZKIDS IN 2020!!!

Is this a separate line of Battles? Or do you think they will alternate between Pathfinder and Starfinder? I'm not a Starfinder player, so I'm hoping we get separate lines so I'm not stuck with just one Pathfinder Battles release per year.


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jhallum wrote:

I see Ruins of Lastwall is still listed in my April Subs, but not listed here. Any changes to status on that?

I just received confirmation from Sam that the Ruins of Lastwall set has been pushed back to May. Despite it currently showing a mid-April release, orders for the case won't spawn until the May spawning period.


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Sam Phelan wrote:

Hello Pigraven,

The Ruins of Lastwall case release has been pushed back to May, so you will not see this with your April items generated on April 4th. It will instead generate with your May items.

The display price of the case fluctuates depending on what discounts the system is taking into account. For those with the Battles sub, the correct price you will pay usually doesn't display until your order containing the case is generated. This is because this is the time in which the system checks for all appropriate prices and discounts. For cases purchased through the sub, the $279.99 price is correct but usually only shows up for the first time in the confirmation email.

In summation, the price you can expect is still $279.99 and this amount will be authorized early to mid May.

Thank you so much for your quick answers.

I know you folks are super busy with all the orders, the coming switchover to PF2, and Con season about to start. Good luck to all of you! Don't forget to enjoy yourselves.

Sincerely,
Brian


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Sam,

Thanks for the quick response. It looks like it has been pushed through, as the order is showing complete. What a strange bug!

I'll continue to purchase store credit ahead of time. But once I get a shipping message, I'll swing over to the Paizo My Order page and actually verify it looks like it's taking only store credit. If there seems to be an issue, I'll let you folks here.

I do have another question that is completely separate from the earlier one.

The next selection of items expected to ship under the My Subscriptions page is showing three items:

Pathfinder Adventure Path #141: Last Watch
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Concordance Of Rivals
Pathfinder Battles--Ruins Of Lastwall

As it says, they are just estimates and subject to change based on availability. But it's my understanding that only the first two will be available for the order generation date on April 4th. The last one, the Ruins of Lastwall miniatures, have been pushed back a month. Do you believe that is the case, and the Subscription page still hasn't been updated? When I click the link to the Product Schedule Page, it's still showing a Mid-April release for the Ruins Of Lastwall. But the April Shipping thread in this forum is showing that only the Adventure Path and Campaign Setting will ship, not the Battles case.

It's not a big deal. I'll be ready by either date, the 4th of April or sometime in May. But it does have an affect on whether I need to purchase the necessary store credit sometime before next Thursday, or sometime before spawning begins for May orders.

I've seen it suggested the new WizKids date could be pushed back just a week, the first week of May. I don't know how that would work? Perhaps orders for the Ruins of Lastwall would spawn in April and simply ship a week later than the rest of our subscription (if we select separate shipping), or be held until the May subscriptions are shipped out (if we combine shipping)?

I do apologize for getting confused. It's likely something that will work itself out anyways, but I thought I'd ask now so I'm not frantically running around on the 3rd trying to make sure I have enough store credit to cover the Battles Case in addition to my other subscriptions.

Finally, my last question. The Battles Case in my subscription page is showing a total of $358.18. That's 30% off the original $511.68 price, not the Paizo listed price of $399.99. So I'm seeing a $511.68 with Strikethrough price, then a $358.18 with Strikethrough, then a $358.18 without the strikethrough. Have you revised pricing to take the 30% off on a Battles Case only off that original price? Or is it simply showing this because it isn't finalized yet, with a 100% finalized release date?

I'm curious because I don't recall ever seeing the $358.18 price before in my subscriptions page for a Battles case, even before finalization. But I know the system has been acting up elsewhere, so I thought maybe this is just another wonky thing before finalization occurs? Historically, it's shown the $399.99 with strikethrough, and the $279.99 price (thus 30% off the official Paizo listed price) without the strikethrough.

I know WizKids ultimately sets the release date for the release of a Battles set. Perhaps the way things have registered in the system at Paizo is simply a byproduct of having to wait on the official word from WizKids, and thus manifests itself in slightly different ways from release to release. Perhaps it's something else entirely. But it's left me a little bit confused, so I'm looking for confirmation that I can expect the typical $279.99 for a Battles Case (before adding in the Incentive). And also confirmation to determine whether I should have my necessary store credit for the April spawning/billing period, or that in May.

Thank you so much for answering my questions.

Sincerely,
Brian


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Marco Massoudi wrote:

Judging from the timing of Wizkids putting the gallery online, the release date will be may 1st or may 8th latest.

I guess we'll know either next wednesday or april 3rd.

I expect the "Iconic Heroes Evolved" pack either on the same date to save shipping costs or later in may, because "RoL" is the last Pathfinder 1.0 minis product & "IHE" is the first for second edition...

If this is true it means it probably still charges to our April subscriptions, right? And then we can have it deliver separately or hold it until the end of May with our May subscriptions?

Also....

My upcoming subscription price is still showing $358.18. Usually it shows $511.68 with a strikethrough, then a $399.99 with a strikethrough, followed by the actual $279.99 price (without strikethrough). I realize things are subject to change, but it's the latest I've seen something like this after the product announcement and page has been made. I'm concerned that it's taking our 30% off the original $511.68 price and not the $399.99 listed price.

Do any other case subscribers see this too, or is it showing the normal $279.99 for you?


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The price in the My Subscriptions page is still showing up as $358.18 for me. Is this the case for anyone else? That means it's taking the 30% off the original $511.68, not the $399.99 case as per usual. I realize things are subject to change here, but I've not seen this happen before this late after announcement and before Subscriptions are generated.


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For some reason, this order was declined. I think I know why.

On Tuesday, March 05, 2019, I purchased a $50.00 e-gift card for my account (Order 7711852), and applied it accordingly. It ended up giving me something like a total of $71+ in Paizo credit. Again, that was on March 5th, 2019.

You'll notice by checking my purchase history, I purchased $60.00 in credit on February 7th, $39.31 of which was used the following day on Order 7696967 (February's subscriptions of Return of the Runelord Maps & Tyrant's Grasp Part 1). After February's order, submitted on February 8th, I had at least $20.69 left in store credit. (I had change on the dollar, too, leftover from the previous order. But we'll stick with $20.69 to keep it simple).

Again, you'll notice I had no other order charged to me from the time I had $20.69 leftover in store credit, and March 05, when I purchased the aforementioned $50.00 e-gift card for my account. So I should have had, at the very least, $70.69. as of March 05th, after I applied the amount to my account.

The next order I was charged with was Order 7737617, the order in question. That was Submitted on March 8th, 2019. The email I have for this transaction shows I received the email on March 8th, at 11:36 AM. The email itself shows 4 items, (2 replacements for the February order which never arrived, and 2 orders for the March subscription period: Adventure Path #140, and Player Companion: Heroes of Golarion). The product total was $30.23, with a $4.30 shipping & handling charge, making for a total order total of $34.53.

First off, I should note that the email says I only have $36.12 left in store credit to apply. That's obviously wrong. Just a few days before, I'd purchased $50.00 in store credit. So at the very least, the email should have shown I had $50.00. But thanks to the $20.69 credit I had left over from my February transactions, it really should have showed $70.69.

Regardless, the total should have been enough itself to cover my March subscription total of $34.53. But for some reason, it was declined.

Now if you add the two numbers together, $34.53 with the amount it said I had leftover, $36.12, it equals $70.65. So I think at one point I did have that $70.69 in my account as store credit, as it should have been. I think I was then charged the $34.53 in a previous Submitted Order. But I think that order was later adjusted on your end, to include the items from February I'd never received (as it says Replacement next to their names, with no charge). Because I don't have an additional Item Order, I think the current Order 7737617 was adjusted, not replaced. And that this happened after the official submitted order, thus now charging me another $34.53 for the same order.

Still, though I believe this to be the case, it should have still accepted the order, as even if the error amount of $36.12 was left, there would have been enough to cover the order.

I should point out that I have my subscription orders registered to use my store credit first, so this shouldn't have been an issue. The Payment method itself is listed with a Visa card, numbers ending in 4417. That's a pre-paid credit card which I've been using as my listed credit card for subscription orders for five months now without issue.

A few months ago, I suggested to another user on here that was having similar problems to use this same setup, as having a pre-paid card on file works, if registered, as a "placeholder" card that gets charged if you are using your store credit. I said what I think happens is that even if you have enough store credit, the card itself still gets charged. So as long as you have $1 or more on the card, it would still function properly. (even though it doesn't actually take the $1, I think it just acts like an active credit card). At the time, Customer Representative Diego responded to my comment that it still shouldn't matter. His belief was that as long as you have enough store credit, the system is set up to accept that first, no matter what other method is on file. He wanted to be made aware in a situation if this wasn't the case, so please forward him this entire response.

So simply put, I think I was charged $34.53 at some point on March 8th, and then it later charged me a second time. But both times the order should have been able to go through, as either charge attempt would have had the requisite amount of store credit necessary to go through, thus not charging the card I have on file at all. But for whatever reason, because I only keep $1 on that pre-paid Visa card, it rejected the order/s.

If everything were working fine, it should have gone through fine, leaving me with (at least) $36.12 left in store credit at this point. And yet, when I go to the My Account page, it's showing I have only $35.05 left in my account. I'm not sure how it got to this amount.

I would like to point out that, as I'm now looking over the declined transactions, on the Order History, it shows the first actual charge (Wednesday, Sept 13) was $34.53 (matching the email I received for what the total was). The second charge (Friday, Sept 15th), and the ones placed this week so far (Monday & Tuesday, respectively) is showing a CHARGE of $36.12. I'm not exactly sure what happened, but the new Shipping & Handling on the page shows $5.89 instead of the original $4.30.

So again, I think it is just a matter of the system not recognizing the pre-paid Visa I was using. I'm not sure what would have altered it, as I've been using it without issue for months now. But it's the only thing I can think of as being the issue.

And again, I went into March 8th with a minimum of $70.69. After being charged that initial $34.53, I should have at least $36.16 left in Paizo credit. Instead, it's showing $35.05. Now maybe that new charge of $36.12 takes into account an updated shipping charge of $5.89 instead of the original $4.30 shipping charge (the math of $30.23 + $5.89 = $36.12). But that would mean that at one point I was indeed charged with a lesser shipping method, and it likely used $34.53 of my store credit. But after being declined, perhaps it never put it back on?

Or perhaps the listed amount of $35.05 left in store credit represents the correct amount after accounting for the new total charge of $36.12? $36.12 + $35.05 = $71.17. And as I said, I believe I had some Paizo credit under $1.00 leftover back in February before I purchased the $60. on the 7th of that Month.

Regardless, I had enough store credit to cover the transaction the first time. So I'm not really sure why the charge of $34.53 on Wednesday, March 13th was declined. Even looking at the most recently declined charges, it says Order Total: $36.12 and underneath in green it says Store Credit To Apply: $36.12. That would be accurate if such a charge went through, leaving me that $35.05 in store credit. (Though again, I'm not sure why the charge amount changed mid-attempts). But...again, it's been declined. So I'm at a total loss here.

I have to admit I'm getting a bit frustrated. I'm sorry it took so long to recognize this issue, but I hadn't checked that account in some time as I assumed all would go smoothly with order generation and charging, as it has been using this method since last summer and this particular pre-paid Visa card for the last five months.

I specifically don't use a regular credit card because I cancelled all but one, which is only for emergencies. I understand why PayPal isn't a valid option for things like Paizo subscriptions. But it should still be available as an option for products that can be immediately purchased and received within a normal shipping window, especially store credit. But whether you take that step or not, please look into fixing the system so that even if I don't have a normal credit card, I can continue to purchase store credit (using pre-paid credit cards I buy in person at the store) that can be used for my subscription orders.

At the very least, please push this order through. As long as it leaves me that $35.05 or whatever leftover in my store credit section, all is well. If I have to come back here and remind you each month to do the same so it doesn't mess up in the system and prevent me from receiving my orders on time every month, so be it. I'll set a reminder on my calendar on the first of every month or something.

In the meantime, thanks for reading through all this. I know there is a lot and it's a bit of a mess, but I wanted to give as much information as possible. I can also send you screenshots of everything I've mentioned if that helps.

Thanks in advance for getting back to me as quickly as possible.

Sincerely,
Brian


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I completely understand why this type of set works for so many people. As Marco points out, there is usually at least one cemetery setting in every campaign. And as far as dungeon dressing and dressing sets go, this has to be right up there.

But there are a great many of us that don't use dungeon dressing or these sets at all. I just find it much easier to make my 2-D maps and layouts without dressing pieces or sets. In fact, I only use a grid in maybe half of my games. The rest of the time I'm only bringing out miniatures when there is a fight going on. (Or as NPC's throughout the session). So while any given homebrew campaign of mine often includes multiple cemetery scenarios, bringing it to life just isn't a thing.

Not that I haven't tried with some of the sets. But it always seems like a better idea when I have it than when I put it to practice. Call me boring or old fashioned, but I guess I just like PC's, NPC's and creatures to fight. And a Gargantuan-sized Neothelid would find it's way into every single one of my campaigns, even if just once per campaign. A cemetery set will never be used at my table.

I'm happy for others that do use them. But as others have said, I won't hate it if Dungeon Dressing and Build sets find their own dedicated line.


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This order says it shipped out on February 19th, though UPS shows things actually started moving on February 21st. Regardless, per the tracking info provided in my Order History, it's been sitting in Akron, Oho (15-20 minutes from me) since February 25th. There hasn't been any inclement weather here since the 25th that would prevent it from moving from one place in Northeast Ohio to another 15 minutes away.

Before I contact USPS, I'm curious as to what it shows on your system? I know the different systems aren't perfect, but I've never seen a package listed as just sitting there for five days.


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Speaking of the Legendary Adventures set, I'm super excited by what I've seen already. The first Huge that we've seen is been one of those on my list (and I think most peoples') I've wanted for a long time. The other creatures are classic, and I'm always a sucker for the classic monsters. I'm also very excited for the PC-type. It's great to see darker pigmentation characters for non-humans. I know we have to wait a bit for that preview, but I'm very excited about it!


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Anguish wrote:
Thank you VERY much for completing the previews before ordering/shipping happens. I know I was distraught last time, and want to express that I'm very appreciative that this time I get lead-time to make decisions.

+1


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Cat-thulhu wrote:

While I love this incentive, you’re right one of the best yet, are we likely to get back to big monsters soon if at all? I know the next is a village but how about after that?

I'm in this boat, too.

It's a great looking set. I have scaled back on trying to incorporate dungeon dressing and set pieces like this in my games. The only other set I use is the tavern set. But this set is nice enough that I might have to go ahead and use it.

But I prefer a Gargantuan miniature over set pieces like this any day, as so far it's the only way we can get Gargantuan-sized minis. If there is a saving grace, it's that many of the Gargantuan creatures most common at my table can be obtained elsewhere like Papo, Safari Ltd., etc. Things like Dire Crocodiles, Great Reef Crabs, and pretty much all the dinosaurs can be obtained for what would likely be a bit cheaper than a Gargantuan-sized incentive piece.

Unfortunately, this leaves out a few great creatures like the Neothelid, Purple Worm and Bandersnatch. Not to mention it would be nice to have all the metallic dragons and other non-chromatic types in Gargantuan-size miniature form.

Still, I can definitely understand focusing more on the set-building incentives. They probably double nicely for those that just like building cool looking sets even if they don't use them. My only hope is that if they continue down this road, they'll start adding an extra PC-type or creature to the set. Even if it's an alternative to a piece found in a regular set. Like in a Goblin Village, it would be nice to get an extra goblin or two that we can add towards our collection of goblins. It will go a long way towards helping those of us that don't typically care for the builder sets to at least utilize some of the pieces. For example, I use my Gnome Executioner and Doctor Davaulus miniatures from the Crown of Fangs set quite often.


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So what does everyone think was being referred to as one of the most requested miniatures? I've got no problems with it being a god, but I'm not sure I've seen one god requested over other gods more often than not.

I know there are some Large-sized miniatures I've seen commonly requested like a Rhinoceros/Wooly Rhinoceros, Constrictor Snake, Giant Mantis, and another Dire animal.

Medium are the Drow and the Shocker Lizard as the most requested I've seen. I agree it would be great to have a Drow given they are different color than D&D. Wizards' has already made PLENTY over the last 20 years, with many still affordable and easily attainable. But they seem more blue in PF, so it would be great to have at least one.


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Is the most requested mini a god? As it reads, I can't tell if, "and the final deity of the set" applies to the most requested mini in the set, or it simply applies to one of the final six miniature we'll see. Because if it's just general, my official guess is a Shocker Lizard (Small-sized) from the first Bestiary.


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Will a Ruins of Lastwall case still be the regular price as the previous cases in the line?

Under the My Subscriptions page, where it shows the upcoming subscriptions for the next few months, it's showing a total for my case at $358.18, which is 30% off the original $511.68 price, not the Paizo listed price of $399.99. Typically, it reads $511.69 $399.99 $279.99, with the first two prices being struck through. The product page for this set seems to indicate it's the Paizo listed price of $399.99, so in all likelihood it's just a weird hiccup. I know the Subscriptions page isn't final, and the information is subject to change (especially this far out in advance). But I thought I'd point it out anyways as I'm not sure I've ever seen it do that before.


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Sweet! The Battles line continues its ability to put out bands of humanoids on a theme, making a case a really nice way to get what I need for a larger encounter. Having different poses on different miniatures goes a long way for me. I know it takes up a few more spots that could be served on other monsters or characters, but having four or five Razmir Cultists (or whatever I call them in my home-brew campaign) show up with two Razmir Priests is preferable to my using six or seven miniatures that look nothing alike. The latter works if I'm doing a gang of thieves or something w/o any real visual mark, but Paizo is the best at giving me what I need to flesh out my bands/guilds/armies with relevant miniatures.

As for these NPCs in particular, I'm both excited and a bit apprehensive about them. I love the robes, the colors, the poses, and the masks themselves. And I'm glad they are in those masks, and thus allow us to avoid the normal concern we've come to expect with caucasian flesh-tone on WizKids miniatures. But in these renderings, those masks on the Razmir Cultists are metallic and look AMAZING! If you get the production pieces in and the masks remain metallic as they appear here, they should be a huge hit. But if they are more drab and don't really have much shine, they'll be somewhat disappointing. I feel like these are a bit like the Dweomer Cat in that regard. I loved the rendering and was super excited for such a miniature, but in hand it was dull and even goofy. That piece is actually on my list of most disappointing pieces regarding Rendering-to-Production miniatures. Here's hoping the Razmir Cultists don't find a home there, too!

I never need an excuse for an animal in the set. You could drop desert animals into a Winter-heavy set and I'd scoop them all up. This hyena looks awesome, and I'm very happy it got the Common rarity. I feel pretty confident in the body of the miniature; Paizo usually does a pretty decent job with similar-styled hair or fur. And the spots shouldn't be too hard to get right. That face looks amazing, and in my opinion will be what makes or breaks it in-hand.

Thanks for providing us with so many of these previews so early. It allows me to decide ahead of time whether I will be buying any extras in addition to those I get in my case.


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kevin_video wrote:
idmonster wrote:
I second the need for playable race minis, the less common races are woefully unrepresented.
I too want to emphasize this. Too many times we've had these races at the table and they don't have a proper mini. It's been brought up before by staff that a "true kitsune" can use any mini because no one's supposed to know that you're a kitsune. >_>

Allow me to fourth the need for these.

Of the two things I regret most about the Pathfinder Battles line, it is the lack of Huge-sized creatures, and the lack of representation for playable races. The former looks to have been taken care of going forward. The latter...we shall see.

I totally understand that the desire for such minis likely isn't far-reaching. But considering they are actual playable-races this company put forth as options, it's a bit disappointing to see them get the miniature shaft. To be fair, this criticism basically applies to all areas of Pathfinder content. The Advanced Race Guide was put out in 2012, and then many of the races largely forgotten. Here's hoping hat isn't the case for PF2.

I know PF1 is closing up shop soon, but I still think it would have behooved the good folks at Paizo to have kept a design team going for PF1 material. Maybe just one possible subscription-option, that encompassed PF1 Player Companions, Campaign Settings, Modules, and even an Adventure Path every now and then. Instead of focusing mainly on the original options, they could have continued to flesh out all the playable races in Advanced Race Guide that never received much love. Likewise, they could have continued working with the Occult classes and other such under-represented Pathfinder classes. After finally having a chance to run some campaigns that featured these classes, all I can say is they were a blast. Probably the most fun I've had in a long time, both as a DM and as a player, too!

Getting back to miniatures... I'm really hoping we see some of these playable races represented at some point in PF2 lines. At the minimum, a Pathfinder Battles: Advanced Race line would be great. Even if we only get one representation of each mini, at least we'd have one.

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