Friday, May 27, 2011

D&D Minis Lives On!

I am so excited about this announcement! As a lover of prepainted miniatures I cannot tell you how wonderful this is! In what has to be one of the best things that Paizo ever did they are coming together with WizKids to keep up the range! Remember, the difference between truth and make believe is in your imagination.

"Paizo Publishing and WizKids Games announce a new partnership whereby WizKids Games will produce a special set of pre-painted plastic miniatures for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Beginner Box, an introductory boxed set slated to release in October 2011.

“We’re excited to bring the Pathfinder property to life via 3-D pre-painted fantasy miniatures” said Lax Chandra, President of WizKids Games, "Paizo’s Pathfinder RPG has emerged as a leader in the RPG category and we are looking forward to working with their great brand.”"

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  1. It's like D&D can't make enough money for Hasbro, so they're just sacrificing all their business to Paizo.

  2. A word of caution when celebrating the return of minis: WotC cancelled their minis line and moved to counters for a reason. Plastic was becoming too expensive, non-random sets ended up selling poorly, random sets with a non-random visible piece ended up selling poorly, and people complain like wild animals about entirely random sets. Even the Paizo folk acknowledged that WotC had some really good reasons for retreating from the pre-painted plastic minis market.

    Note also that Paizo is partnering up with WizKids for a single, non-random set designed to be sold with a specific product in mind (the Beginner's Box). This does not mean that Paizo will produce its own line of minis (in fact, I would guess they probably won't) as much as it means that Paizo is comfortable with the idea of experimenting with the best way to deliver minis.

    Ideally (for me, at least) Paizo would start producing minis sets designed to accompany their Adventure Path series. This may not be feasible, however. I'm still convinced that high-quality, full-color, flat punch-out tokens are the best option the hobby has at the moment. WotC's Monster Vault was a great product in no small part because of the fact that every monster in the book had one or more corresponding tokens that came with the boxed set.