Why are there no Kitsune Pathfinder miniatures ?


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Sovereign Court

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Kitsune has been a player legal PFS race for two seasons, and yet there still is not a prepainted Pathfinder Miniature.

For that matter, what about Wayang, Tengu, and Nagaji? It seems kinda silly, that with literally thousands of Kitsune, Wayang, and Nagaji characters working for the Pathfinder Society all over Golarion, that they are not represented anywhere in the official Pathfinder miniature line.

Does anyone else think that Paizo could sell thousands, if they were available?


there are tengu minis. you have to look hard to find them in the old D&D mini sets. kitsune minis would be cool.


Well, bones did a third Kickstarter and the reason I bought in was for the tengu.

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Daniel Ziermann wrote:

Kitsune has been a player legal PFS race for two seasons, and yet there still is not a prepainted Pathfinder Miniature.

For that matter, what about Wayang, Tengu, and Nagaji? It seems kinda silly, that with literally thousands of Kitsune, Wayang, and Nagaji characters working for the Pathfinder Society all over Golarion, that they are not represented anywhere in the official Pathfinder miniature line.

Does anyone else think that Paizo could sell thousands, if they were available?

Reaper has a pair coming out, and you can find some decent ones across the internet. Kyuubi, from the Bushido Game, is one of my favorites. HeroForge also has some fox bits (ears, snouts, tails) that you can put onto your miniature, if you don't mind the expensive prices. (Personally, I prefer digitigrade kitsune like Kyuubi, so I won't be using HeroForge until they have the option to do that.)

All that said, I mostly convert my own miniatures. Its grueling, frustrating, and time-consuming, but I always get curious bypassers who want to look at my minis and stuff.

Now, to actually answer your question, kitsune have been PFS legal for two years, and they've been a PC race for maybe four. MAYBE four. Pathfinder in general doesn't do much with Tian Xia content, and most people want miniatures for the traditional Tolkien-esque races. Nagaji and wayangs are in the same boat, and this is why you don't see any miniatures of any of them. In the cosmic scheme of the game, they're infant races. Tengu you can actually find if you look hard enough; they originally got included in the game during 2nd Edition, if I remember my editions right. (Probably not, but meh.)

Sczarni

They were called Kenku back then, not Tengu, but there are a few figs out there (my avatar obviously being one of them).

Paizo released at least one Tengu as well.

Scarab Sages

Stonehaven Miniatures has a couple of kitsune minis.


Darksword miniatures has some

I just broke out the sculpty

Dark Archive

Sorry Segovax missed your post, here is the link Stone Haven Miniatures

They have a few Kitsune, Tengu, grippli and Half-Orcs, with a bunch of other neat race options.


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Also, it does say right in the race description that Kitsune that spend a lot of time rubbing shoulders with people tend to wear their human forms. My Kitsune hasn't seen a reason to drop their disguise during a mission yet, so I just use a human mini.

Silver Crusade

It depends on the kitsune. Some stay in human form most of the time, but I know the one kitsune character I built (and ended up never using) was based on a "3 weapon fighting" concept, using the bite attack and a weapon in each hand. So he would have stayed furry most of the time on missions.

Dark Archive

I'm tinkering with a possible kitsune shapeshifter ranger build. If I ever get satisfied with it, I might look for a kitsune mini. But Kahel spends the majority of her time in human form. Heck, the Pathfinder Society only recently learned Kahel IS a kitsune (aka changed race when doing a lev 2 rebuild then didn't actually shift to natural form for 3 sessions).

Grand Lodge

Like others, my kitsune ninja never takes fox form and opts to blend in as a human all the time. I even have the realistic likeness feat to look like any human I meet, which is fun. "What a pleasure it is to meet you, Sheila Heidmarch."

I'd love to see more Inner Sea races in Pathfinder minis for a bit more variety. The tengu from Skull & Shackles was very good.

Wayang is probably the toughest to find a good replacement, but I haven't seen more than one or two even played. I thought it would be cool to make a posable shadow puppet from cardstock or metal for something unique.

There are a good number of elemental race boons out there too. Genasi minis from d&d work, as do rebased HeroClix and Mage Knight. I ended up using a Reign of Winter mini for an undine, because the white and blue color scheme worked well.


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Todd Reidenbach wrote:

"What a pleasure it is to meet you, Sheila Heidmarch."

No pathfinder has ever said that. Thats a doppleganger. Shoot them. :)

Sczarni

A friend of mine has a Wayang Alchemist. He painted the MogMurch mini black. It turned out pretty cool.

For my Wayang Witch I cut the tail off a Kobold mini, painted it black, and glued a wand in its hand.

Silver Crusade

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It occurs to me that a good new set for the pre-painted plastic minis would be an "Advanced Race Guide" set, featuring at least 2 of every playable race from that book. With everyone playing oddball races (especially all the kitsune, tengu, nagaji, and wayang in the Society), I'm sure it would sell well.

Sovereign Court

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I found that the Gnoll Spellcaster from Dungeons Deep does a pretty passable kitsune impression. ^_^

Grand Lodge

My Kitsune Archer ALWAYS stays in her true form, because nothing else can show her majestic four tails (and counting) that she has. So I'll never have a mini that works.


Jess Le Rue wrote:
My Kitsune Archer ALWAYS stays in her true form, because nothing else can show her majestic four tails (and counting) that she has. So I'll never have a mini that works.

Lil green stuff and a pin vice can add tails easy enough

Grand Lodge

BigNorseWolf wrote:
Jess Le Rue wrote:
My Kitsune Archer ALWAYS stays in her true form, because nothing else can show her majestic four tails (and counting) that she has. So I'll never have a mini that works.
Lil green stuff and a pin vice can add tails easy enough

Assuming you're able to craft them.. I suck at sculpting.. added note.. my kitsune mini got stolen.. so I don't even have that now

Shame.. a friend did that for me special.


Most gamer groups have one person that knows how to do it, and tails are almost snake level easy

Grand Lodge

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BigNorseWolf wrote:

Most gamer groups have one person that knows how to do it, and tails are almost snake level easy

Unfortunately they are busy doing their own thing. Several have started putting together teams for Kings of War.

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I think we need to lay offerings at the altar of Erik Mona to fix this one folks :-p


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All the races of Tian Xia, together for the first time?

Also, you could do kitsune and put bonus tails in some packages to increase bulk sales!

PROFIT!


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Bushido the game has another Kitsune mini, a half-changed female with 2 swords and an extra small fox. That line has a pretty good quality, i have some from them, not that one though yet.

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Nefreet wrote:

They were called Kenku back then, not Tengu, but there are a few figs out there (my avatar obviously being one of them).

Paizo released at least one Tengu as well.

D&D has Kenku AND Tengu. I don't know if we've seen much of the latter since the Kara-Tur Monstrous Compendium though.


I was gonna say there are kitsune miniatures... (puts iron pot over head) they are just in other forms. Same with dopplegangers or venture captains...

Dark Archive

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Daniel Ziermann wrote:

Kitsune has been a player legal PFS race for two seasons, and yet there still is not a prepainted Pathfinder Miniature.

For that matter, what about Wayang, Tengu, and Nagaji? It seems kinda silly, that with literally thousands of Kitsune, Wayang, and Nagaji characters working for the Pathfinder Society all over Golarion, that they are not represented anywhere in the official Pathfinder miniature line.

Does anyone else think that Paizo could sell thousands, if they were available?

Mr. Slanky hijacked the truck they were on, started a bonfire/funeral pyre in the middle of I5 just north of Sea-Tac, and laughed while throwing box after box of kitsune minis onto said fire.

People on the scene remarked it rivaled the Great Springfield Tire Fire in spectacle.

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jon dehning wrote:
Daniel Ziermann wrote:

Kitsune has been a player legal PFS race for two seasons, and yet there still is not a prepainted Pathfinder Miniature.

For that matter, what about Wayang, Tengu, and Nagaji? It seems kinda silly, that with literally thousands of Kitsune, Wayang, and Nagaji characters working for the Pathfinder Society all over Golarion, that they are not represented anywhere in the official Pathfinder miniature line.

Does anyone else think that Paizo could sell thousands, if they were available?

Mr. Slanky hijacked the truck they were on, started a bonfire/funeral pyre in the middle of I5 just north of Sea-Tac, and laughed while throwing box after box of kitsune minis onto said fire.

People on the scene remarked it rivaled the Great Springfield Tire Fire in spectacle.

We have video footage.

Liberty's Edge

For a great Kitsune miniature look up "Robin Hood the Fox" by Dark Sword. It's one of the best Kitsune minis I've ever seen. It's like a serious Robin Hood and not at all cartoony.

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