I'm excited about this. I have 11 more models I need to get done and then I'm ready to run the first session of my Witchfire Trilogy game! There are a couple of other figures I would like to get done but these represent the last of what needs to be done before my players hit the table.
First up I have three of the primary NPCs for the game. Left to right are; Father Dumas (the PCs patron), Alexia Ciannor (the objective for lack of a better way to put it) and Vahn Oberron (who is really just not a nice guy). I'm hoping to get Father Dumas and Vahn Oberron painted before Christmas mostly because that's the time line I set for myself, I'm also stoked to get Alexia done but she is less of an urgent need.
Next up are some figures that will be doing double duty in my 'classic monsters' game as well as The Witchfire Trilogy; Pathfinder Goblins! I can't say enough about theses figures, as a longtime D&D player I've used tons of goblin miniatures over the years but with the exception of Games Workshop goblins they've all lacked character, and the problem with Games Workshop goblins is just that they are definitively Games Workshop and somehow feel out of place in other settings. The goblin is the iconic Pathfinder monster and they have a ton of background and are really a lot more interesting than 'orc-light' which is how they are frequently portrayed in other games. These are Reaper Miniatures that were sculpted by Chris Fitzpatrick (of Crocodile Games).
And last but not least a peek into the possible future. The collected edition of the Witchfire Trilogy that I got has 2 bridging adventures to create a bit more of a campaign flow. In the first bridging adventure the PCs may encounter one or both of the beasts below. I'll keep my explanation brief so as not to ruin anything for my players but after a fairly typical high-fantasy game with wizards and monsters and stuff in the first bridge the PCs get their first real taste of the Iron Kingdoms setting when they have an encounter with a Steamjack.
I've got another "Up On A Soapbox" coming tomorrow but it will be less my view stuff in the game industry and more or a casual observation followed by a request for some help.