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#51566
The new pathfinder dragon set, what do you think? 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
I think I like what they are doing. I've only purchased one set of Pathfinder plastic minis so far and I was pleased with the quality. They're no pewter, but pretty nice for plastic. If you hadn't seen it yet: White Dragon Evolution boxed set.

So, as the title asks, what do you guys think?
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#51567
Re:The new pathfinder dragon set, what do you think? 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
personally, id like to see an end to the random booster model. i am looking forward to the upcoming goblin builder set, as that will make it easier to own a lot of goblins. sometimes ya just need 20 matching humanoids to fill a large chamber ya know?

pathfinder has good quality overall, its the 10% of random useless crap in the boosters that annoys me.
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#51569
Re:The new pathfinder dragon set, what do you think? 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
I hear ya, I have no desire to spend money on random minis unless I know I will either have a use for them or a way to trade them for others. Unfortunately, most random sets offer too many of something no one needs extra of. If the numbers were better balanced relative to demand I wouldn't have any issues.

I do prefer this new method for the most part though, especially the delivery of the three different size categories in one affordable package. Single mini purchases are great when you already have a massive collection, but I've been out of the loop too long. Sets like this are a better buy for me.
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#51570
Re:The new pathfinder dragon set, what do you think? 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
It's great if you intend to spring multiple dragons on a party at once, or if you absolutely have to distinguish different dragons by size, but if you only need one dragon at a time and you aren't hung up on the mini being absolutely representative of size/HD then the extra dragons are not useful. I'd be doing price comparisons for individual mini retailers.
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#51572
Re:The new pathfinder dragon set, what do you think? 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
You might want to have a look at "Mcfarlane dragons". In my opinion, the sculpts and paint quality are way better. They are not official RPG products (no roundish black base) but they inspire more fear and awe into your player's eyes. You can find plenty of them cheap en eBay.

A few DF setups with Mcfarlane dragons:
www.dwarvenforge.com/forum?func=view&catid=3&id=48359#48495
www.dwarvenforge.com/forum?func=view&catid=3&id=44079#44123
www.dwarvenforge.com/forum?func=view&catid=3&id=41496#41502
www.dwarvenforge.com/forum?func=view&id=42580&catid=3#42580
www.dwarvenforge.com/forum?func=view&catid=3&id=38812
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#51575
Re:The new pathfinder dragon set, what do you think? 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
biowizard is spot on with the suggestion to use Mcfarlane dragons. They are very well done, provide variety and can be relatively inexpensive. I use the ogre as well. The first time I placed him in a cavern my PCs flipped out.


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#51576
Re:The new pathfinder dragon set, what do you think? 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
Thanks for the heads up on the Mcfarlane dragons! I do like having multiple sizes for the dragons, but the Mcfarlane dragons are definitely gorgeous. I bought a few of the D&D mini line medium size beasties when they first came out, and I have a handful of Ral Partha pewter from back when. Aside from a few plastic minis I have just gotten (by a few I mean less than a dozen), I haven't gotten any in quite a while.

I'll be trying to expand my goodies for a bit, I'm already finding out about which companies will be at GenCon so I can save my shipping costs for more minis. I have even had one company tell me that they hadn't thought of going, but now they are considering it! I'm not sure that there will be booth space left this late, but you never know til you try...

Digging through the forums I have found links to quite a few terrain and mini sources that look very promising, thank you all for posting so much info. It is making it easier by far for me to get back into the hobby.
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Re:The new pathfinder dragon set, what do you think? 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
Sweet ogre! What's the size of it?
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#52428
Re:The new pathfinder dragon set, what do you think? 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
Pathfinder/wizkids make the finest prepainted rpg mins avail in plastic that i have seen or have local access to. I have preordred the whites and 12 of the gobbos singles for my collection. I really like the pathfinder gobbos.
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#52442
Re:The new pathfinder dragon set, what do you think? 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
About the random boosters - lets nor forget Merric's Law of Miniatures: Non-Random Packaging, Cheap Prices, and a Large Range of Figures: Choose two.
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