I have the earlier adventure paths but don't yet have this one. I'm planning to order all the issues for this Adventure Path and run it. I love using miniatures and 3D terrain so I was thinking of buying these nice looking boats, ship and fishing village that's on sale at the East Asian Village Kickstarter that ends in a couple of days, and I was wondering if someone can tell me whether these would be useful in running the adventure path (since I won't have the Path adventures in hand yet before the Kickstarter ends)? Here is a link to the fishing village, boats and ship:
I also like using 3D terrain, buildings, boats and vehicles whenever possible in my games, and I am in the process of painting and fitting out a 21" long pirate ship for my players to use in Skull and Shackles.
As to this specific kickstarter, there are some Asian-themed areas in The Shackles, but as written the AP has more of a Medieval/Pirates of the Caribbean feel to it. The Fishing Village part of the kickstarter could be used without any major problems, but the rest of the buildings are a bit out of character. You certainly could make changes in the overall theme of the AP or redirect some of the action to the "Asian" parts of the Shackles to allow use of these buildings and boats in your campaign, however.
Looking at the other buildings the company offers I'd say their Medieval Village set is probably closer to the "default" S&S setting, so you might have better luck with those (no ships there, however. Alas. :( )
Thanks! I wasn't planning to use the other Asian styled buildings for the adventure necessarily, but the fishing village looked like it could be used as any fishing village, Asian, medieval or pirate themed. The big Asian junk ship is kind of Asian flavored but I figured pirates are world spanning travelers and more likely than most to have assorted ships from any part of the world.
The big Asian junk ship is kind of Asian flavored but I figured pirates are world spanning travelers and more likely than most to have assorted ships from any part of the world.
Now that I think about it, (mild Spoiler here) the ship of one of the pirate antagonists in the AP is a Junk, so that could fit in for at least part of the campaign.