Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Spires of Xin-Shalast Adventure Deck (Rise of the Runelords 6 of 6)

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Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Spires of Xin-Shalast Adventure Deck (Rise of the Runelords 6 of 6)
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Confront cannibal spirits, the champions of a fallen empire, and the Runelord of Greed with the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Spires of Xin-Shalast Adventure Deck. This 110-card expansion to the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords Base Set includes new locations, monsters, villains, loot, and more, as well as 5 new scenarios that constitute the complete Spires of Xin-Shalast Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Spires of Xin-Shalast Adventure Deck.

Designed by Mike Selinker and Lone Shark Games.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-566-2

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Ring Side Report- Board Game Review of Pathfinder Adventure Card Game #6-Spires

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Originally posted on www.throatpunchgames.com, a new idea everyday!

Game-Pathfinder Adventure Card Game-Rise of the Runelords Adventure Deck 6: Spires of Xin-Shalast
Producer-Paizo
Price- ~$20
Set-up/Play/Clean-up- ~20/min per player per scenario (six scenarios)
TL;DR- A good way to end the season

Basics-All good things.... The heroes have traveled all the way from Sandpoint to the spires of Xin-Shalast. Along the way, they will face ghosts, oni, and a Runelord. Can the heroes save the day and the world?

Mechanics-If you've loved the previous decks, you will love this one. This deck doesn't introduce too many new mechanics, but reuses a few favorites of the precious decks. The one mechanic that is completely new is found in the second to last scenario where players get to pick one card of any type of card they want for each card they defeat. That was new and gave the players a ton of cards right before the end. This one is pretty par for the course, but it's the best parts of the previous courses. 4.5/5

Theme- This one has a pretty strong theme. I did feel like I was battling crazed cannibal ghosts in the cold. I felt the tension in this one as the last few scenarios came down to the wire! It's not perfect, but it's getting better. 4.5/5

Instructions-This one wasn't bad. The scenarios had a few problems, but nothing too horrible. There were a few problems with describing how a few of the scenarios worked in the finer details, but it wasn't game ending. Again, this deck's problems were par for the course-Not bad, but not perfect. 4.5/5

Execution- This was done really well. Paizo makes some nice cards. Card sleeves would help with all the shuffling, but the cards are good quality. I loved the art, the font, and layout. 5/5

Summary- This is a good send-off for the first complete leg of the card game. My wife and I had a blast. This one was the hardest deck out there and I felt the tension as I ended the game with a total of four cards left to draw from-TWICE! I haven't ever felt this during any of the previous decks. The scenarios are the best of the previous mixed with the most fun I've ever had. An excellent way to end this adventure path. 93%


Great Ending

*****

So after fully completing the series this was my favorite in the series. After a hard climb from unknown our group beat the army's of a tyrant wizard king. There were some close calls but we did it. The last two scenarios ended very nicely with the last one changing up some rules that made it fun to play. This one made me really look forward to S&S more then I had before.


Webstore Gninja Minion

Up for preorder! Image is a mockup and subject to change.

The Exchange

I wonder if high level Pathfinder Adventure Card Game feels different from low levels.


Lord Snow wrote:
I wonder if high level Pathfinder Adventure Card Game feels different from low levels.

Was wondering same thing. Was also wondering why there is a reward after you finish with Rise of the Runelords? Wouldn't you just want to start a new character? I guess you could farm still.

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game, Class Deck, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Fan made epilogue adventures!

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

The design team is able to get a lot more creative with later adventure decks. We have to set up the norm before we can go outside the norm!

Grand Lodge

There seems to be a problem preordering this product, how can I get help to do it?

Update: Finally I've managed to preorder it, first signing out, then preordering and finally login again.


Lord Snow wrote:
I wonder if high level Pathfinder Adventure Card Game feels different from low levels.

I know that this is way after the fact, but I do think that the higher level adventures do feel very different. Some of the locations have introduced some very interesting mechanics. That being said, I am still wondering how difficult the villains will get in Adventure 6, opposed to Adventure 4. I know that my group has failed a couple rolls against villains already, and if they keep getting tougher, that could continue to happen. I think that always adds a new, fun little wrinkle. Also, we don't look at the villains before we shuffle them in, so we are fairly unprepared when we first meet the villain.


Any chance of a package deal including the base set and all the expansions at once?


Arikiel wrote:
Any chance of a package deal including the base set and all the expansions at once?

I am also interested in this. I have everything and am subscribed, but I have friends that are trying to get into the game.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

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We have no plans for such a thing.

Also, the question perhaps implies the addendum "for a discounted price." We have no intent to undercut early adopters by offering the game to new players for less money. You will find that Paizo does not generally reward people for waiting to buy a thing; indeed, we prefer to reward people for buying things as soon as possible—especially those who subscribe!


That mentality makes a lot of sense, and I can definitely see the rewards for being a subscriber.

So if there is not going to be anything for a reduce price, is there any plans of offering the entire AP in a single box? Basically wondering if you could buy the RotR box with APs 1-6 and the character expansion included.

Paizo Employee Customer Service Dire Care Bear Manager

The boxes come shrink wrapped from the printer. Unwrapping them making sure the correct decks went in and then somehow resealing it would be.. problematic.. for warehouse workflow.


Coming from my background, I think problematic is a bit of an understatement. You would have to change the packaging for my idea, and that is not exactly cost effective. If you didn't want to change the packaging and keep everything the way that it is now, then kitting everything would really be the only way to process the orders. I can see this idea being a little bit of an issue on your end. I guess it just makes the most sense to just buy everything individually.

Thanks for the reply.


Are these going to match the card sizes for China or US printing?


Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

See this post.

The initial run of Spires of Xin-Shalast will be from the 1st printing that was done in China. Given the past history, I'm sure that inventory will get used up pretty quickly and will switch over to the 2nd printing (US). If you are a subscriber, you were sent a 1st printing. If you buy from a retailer, and if they had a standing order with a distributor, they probably will have 1st printing in stock. But 2nd printing will be showing up on shelves very quickly, since demand has now well surpassed the 1st printing volume.


Is there a problem with ordering ?
The cart keep me in a loop, sending me rond and rond and rond, always finishing back to my cart whithout ever validating the command.


Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber
Zorlun wrote:

Is there a problem with ordering ?

The cart keep me in a loop, sending me rond and rond and rond, always finishing back to my cart whithout ever validating the command.

There was. But I think they pushed a fix. Customer service can help you submit the order.


Just received my pack today, happy with the new twists and scenarios! However, the cards in this one have a much paler print, including the back, which make them easily distinguishable from other packs, which, of course, greatly affects play. I also noticed that the pack itself is designed and wrapped slightly differently, which, of course, doesn't affect play, but shows the difference in print between this and previous packs.
Anyone had the same issue?


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
skif.me wrote:
Anyone had the same issue?

Yes: your deck 6 is a 2nd printing, and it seems that up to now, you had 1st printings for all other decks.

There are a variety of threads dealing with the subject at the moment. To sum them up, some people feel this is a showstopper, others don't care that much. Unfortunately, if you're in the first group, Paizo does not have a solution.

They are confident the next game, Skull & Shackles, will not suffer from the same issue. Let's just hope they don't decide to switch printers again…

Scarab Sages

Confirmed that an order put in 10 days ago as a subscription start received the 2nd printing. Now I'm hunting a 1st printing :)

Liberty's Edge

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

We seem to be missing the card list for this set.

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Maps Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
Dragnmoon wrote:
We seem to be missing the card list for this set.

I'm wanting the Card List as well and it has been 6 months since Dragnmoon mentioned it last.

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Maps Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

That was weird, posted about wanting Card List and now it is showing. There is an error in that you have to make a post and the page will change to the page that includes the Card List Download link.

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Maps Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Link shows at this link, my first post:

http://paizo.com/products/btpy92vf/discuss?Pathfinder-Adventure-Card-Game-R ise-of-the-Runelords-Adventure-Deck-6-Spires-of-XinShalast#2222

But not this link, my post right after:

http://paizo.com/products/btpy9res/discuss?Pathfinder-Adventure-Card-Game-S pires-of-XinShalast-Adventure-Deck#23


Vic Wertz wrote:

We have no plans for such a thing.

Also, the question perhaps implies the addendum "for a discounted price." We have no intent to undercut early adopters by offering the game to new players for less money. You will find that Paizo does not generally reward people for waiting to buy a thing; indeed, we prefer to reward people for buying things as soon as possible—especially those who subscribe!

Except now everything is at a discounted price. So if you wait REALLY long...

Still waiting for card lists.

Still waiting for character sheets.

Still waiting for anyone at Paizo to speak up so we know if we're holding our breath in vain.

Right now Paizo makes my favorite game. But my interest is slowly draining as customer service slips further and further.


Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

Can you guys not see the list under downloads above?

It takes you to this zip file.


Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber
Hawkmoon269 wrote:

Can you guys not see the list under downloads above?

It takes you to this zip file.

Wow. I came back and it was gone. But now, with the reply post box open, it is back. That is weird.

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