Paizo has announced Pathfinder Battles, a new line of randomized prepainted miniatures much like the D&D Miniatures that WotC discontinued back in January. These are different from the non-random prepaints they announced in May.
There’s a good bit of glee and consternation over the news. To break it down:
- Again, Paizo does it better than Wizards. Ha ha ha ha haaaaaa.
- The minis are randomized, though a normal booster has just one Medium creature in it. I don’t mind the randomization, it’s kinda required to make the economics work.
- The normal booster price is $3.99, which is steep for one mini. If they put them in boxes of multiple minis, wouldn’t that help keep per mini price down (and waste a lot less packaging)?
- The scuplts look good, but I am frankly dubious about the paint jobs. The rat’s fur and the gnome’s hair, for example, use very unnatural simple colors.
So good on Paizo. I’ll probably buy some, assuming they look good when they come out, but a better per mini price would make me a lot more bullish about it.