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Quality control issues and questionable customer service
on 8 July 2014
A dull game with a large set up time and theme problems. You're more or less totally unable to influence another party member's encounter without special abilities which whilst justified in the context of it being a card game rather than an RPG, it just feels so completely wrong in practice. The number of times our barbarian was standing next to our bard watching him get squashed by a zombie...
Worst of all were the quality control issues both known and purposely left unaddressed by Paizo. Chinese printers produced colour variations in some of the sheets such that the backs of the cards were noticeably different making it hard not to know what you're about to draw. If you got one of the faulty sets then Paizo would replace them. However they decided to move to US printers part way through the adventure path which were totally different colours to the Chinese ones. If you had a Chinese set then Paizo will not replace these with new US prints, you will just be expected to deal with it. In other words they traded a situation where you would sometimes have a problem and Paizo would sort it out, for a situation where you were guaranteed to have a problem that Paizo would do nothing about. Customer services will direct you to the Paizo forums where their dedicated fans will defend the company and advise you to buy new cards or sleeves. Why would I spend more money on Paizo after this?