Interesting - hadn't seen that one.
I wonder whether they'll split the release up this year - Feels like having a new AP and 7 class decks launch all at once didn't work out brilliantly this year.
Assuming May sticks as the release date for WotR, that'd be roughly until October for the remaining adventures - having a wave of class decks in the middle could be a nice change of pace.
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Wouldn't it be better, though, to release some class decks before the boxed set?
I agree with this. It makes way more sense to have more characters to choose from BEFORE the next season of OP starts.
Who wants to be partway through the AP with, say, their Wizard, and then discover there's a new Druid or whatever they'd really like to play instead? At which point their organizer has to tell them, "Sure thing! But you'll have to start over from the beginning." I would think that would turn a lot of players off.
If releasing new Class Decks means postponing the new Base Set, maybe it's just me, but I'd be OK with that. Again, perhaps I'm out to lunch on this, but I don't think the ravenous, content-devouring, vocal forum poster who demands new material fortnightly is representative of the typical PACG player or group. I would think the majority are probably more casual, playing in those all-too-infrequent opportunities that their real-life schedule allows. These folks need time to absorb new content.
This leads to a thought that is probably well beyond the scope of the original post in this thread, but here it is anyway. Is the six-month release schedule for new sets a bit too aggressive? I quite like the Adventure Decks coming out monthly, especially for OP, but maybe a wider window between sets -- say nine months, if a year is just too darned long -- would be ideal. It would:
- give casual players time to get through the entire AP.
- give more voracious players the chance to play through the AP multiple times with different characters.
- give OP players and organizers a chance to get caught up between seasons, particularly those coming late to the party.
- build anticipation between releases, making each new set a real "event."
This is of course all meant in the spirit of constructive feedback, not whingin' and moanin'. As always, the PACG team has my gratitude for their attention and responsiveness, not to mention for designing my favourite game in the first place!
I would gently disagree. We already have tons of boons and characters. It's always OK to get more but what we miss first is new locations and banes to go on adventuring.
And you can always create your own character with a pen and paper and the thousands of boons we already have.
So base set first, then the rest.
I would gently disagree. We already have tons of boons and characters. It's always OK to get more but what we miss first is new locations and banes to go on adventuring.And you can always create your own character with a pen and paper and the thousands of boons we already have.
So base set first, then the rest.
I gently disagree. Iconic Heroes Miniatures first! :P
On a more serious note, I don't think they will start OP until the class decks are out anyway. So, I guess it's ok if Base set is slightly ahead. They just need to release PDF for the characters so we can start with them even if we don't have the decks yet :)
For my group, I printed all the character PDF sheets from decks I didn't have yet purchased so they could choose from it as we start the AP. But they didn't show much interest in them until they actually saw the physical cards. So I understand how having the actual cards make some people actually consider them. But then again its case by case. Normally, PDF character sheets should be enough temporarily until the decks are printed.
Either way we are getting tons of content ahead of us so knowing that much makes me happy :)
When the next wave of Class Decks do come out, I'd like to humbly request Leisair Truemark for Paladin. She's the "Rider of the Steppe" in the NPC Codex. Not only do I think a longbow wielding Paladin would be a nice little variant, she already has a miniature made in Pathfinder Battles (listed as Elf Archer in the Lost Coast).