|Paizo's Pathfinder Battles - Legendary Adventures: Goblin Village|
Long-suffering readers of HeroPress will know of my passion for pig-faced orcs, however running these porcine beauties a close second in the humanoid monster hit parade are Pathfinder's melon-headed goblins.
|THIS is a goblin in my canon|
The other day, this journey took me to an unexpected place: the discovery that Paizo (publishers of Pathfinder and producers of the goblin miniatures) had released a whole goblin village box set of terrain.
The Pathfinder Battles - Legendary Adventures: Goblin Village wasn't cheap but I justified it to myself that it was my birthday (ignoring all the books and Kickstarters that I'd also used that excuse for in recent weeks).
When it arrived I couldn't have been happier.
The huge box contained a two-part large hut, two small huts, two bonfires, a pig pen and "magic pig", a child cage (plus goblin children), a casual goblin chief and his throne, a couple of junk piles, a junk statue, and palisade walls (including a gate, with a locking bar).
All of it is painted and ready to use out of the box; the bonfires have their flames cast in translucent plastic with hollow bases, so you could get clever with teeny-tiny lights and create real flickering flame effects.
There's no rules material (stats etc) here, this is purely miniatures and terrain, thus making it perfect for any gamesmaster (or wargamer) with penchant for goblins, regardless of what rules system they use.
The chieftain is a bit difficult to seat properly on his throne and the the child cage requires some gentle twisting to get it to stand straight, but neither of these minor issues are deal-breakers. Both are easily dealt with and common issues encountered with plastic miniatures.
I'd originally thought to keep this village a "secret" to unveil to the Tuesday Knights at some later date, but it's going to be months - if not years - before I get to run the game I've been creating and so I thought: why wait?
|The contents and introduction (note: I fall squarely in the OTHER "fantasy roleplaying game" user)|
|Contents slid out of the box|
|Even the interior of the box is designed for use as a dungeon encounter mat|
|The contents set out on our dining room table|
|The village set up on my gaming table|
|The village gates creak open in welcome|
|The terrifying scrap statue helps keep the penned the goblin children in line|
|The jaunty chieftain keeps his goblin toes warm by the fire|