I bought a lot of dice at Gen Con 2015. I bought a set for myself, a set for my wife, and a set for all three of my children. Then I bought some special dice for Fantasy Flight Games‘ role playing game, Force and Destiny. Two sets of those special dice as a matter of fact. Like many gamers, buying dice is a yearly tradition at the four best days in gaming. I also decided to finally buy some of the fancy dice made by Q Workshop, and as a fan of the Pathfinder Role Playing Game, I decided to pick up one of the dice sets for the recent adventure path, Iron Gods.
Pathfinder Dice Set – Iron Gods
The Pathfinder Dice Set – Iron Gods is designed to resemble the Numerian technology featured in the adventure path. The dice are dark, but the markings are light blue which contrasts well. No issues reading the numbers on these dice. They roll well, and I look forward to unleashing them on my players.
All the dice are belong to me!
I give the Pathfinder Dice Set – Iron Gods a 5.0 out of 5.0.
Tyranny of Dragons Boosters
As much as I disliked the Icons of the Realms: Starter Set, I am a sucker for miniatures and I decided to pick up one of the Tyranny of Dragons (ToD) Booster Packs. I am very happy I decided to make that purchase because the ToD boosters feature some of the best pre-painted plastic miniatures I have seen on the market.
Since that first purchase, I have picked up two additional boosters and I have yet to be disappointed. The set includes 44 unique minis and all of the ones I have collected so far are interesting sculpts with nice paint jobs.
WizK!ds made some very smart design decisions when they created these minis as well. For example, the dragons can be very large minis with appendages extending well beyond the radius of their base. This can create problems at the game table as they spill over into adjacent positions making it harder to maneuver other miniatures around them. The ToD dragons have all been elevated on very sturdy, clear plastic posts (flying dragons) making them so much easier to use at the table (see below).
Each booster contains 4 miniatures and costs $15.99 which is roughly $4 per mini. This is not a bad price per se, but the quality of these minis is high which makes it a good buy in this GM’s opinion.
I give the D&D Icons of the Realms: Tyranny of Dragons Booster Packs five out of five stars. Well done Wizards of the Coast and WizK!ds!