Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Friday, February 16, 2018

Come on in, come on in! You look thirsty. Pull up a stool and let me pour you a drink. What's your poison? Whiskey? Wine? No matter, we have it all here! *polishes glass with a dirty rag*

What's that? You say you read about our humble establishment in some kind of guidebook? Mind if I take a look? Inner Sea Taverns, hmm? Interesting...

Cayden's tankard, this book is something else! Not only does it have information about a tavern's menu and owner, there's also a map for some of these bars! And it even tells you about a tavern's customers! I wouldn't want my patrons to find out about this, that's for sure.

I can't say as I've been all around the Inner Sea, but I did my fair share of traveling before I bought this place. Let's see if I've heard of any of these places.

Ha! Here! The Whispering Stone in Osirion. They say if you kiss the lips of the stone statue that stands in the middle of its open-air pavilion, you'll have luck in love. Don't you believe it! After a few mugs of their pink hibiscus punch, I pulled a chair over to that hunk of rock and planted one right on its mouth. The next thing I remember is waking up in a nearby stable with my face in some camel's fur! True, I later bought that camel and she got me alive out of a number of scrapes in the Parched Dunes, but I wouldn't call that true love!

Oh, and here's the Porthmos Club over in Taldor! Full of snooty nobles who wouldn't give the likes of you or me a second glance if they saw us on the street. But they still need a place to drink and gamble, don't they? Ha! I was actually a senator's aide for a day in Oppara—that's a story for another time—and had to purchase a brand-new doublet just so they would let me in. And with my own coin no less! Truth be told, that was the finest bar I've ever been thrown out of.

I can't believe it, this book even has the rules for a handful of pub games! Why, I haven't played bootbeer in ages. I think I have an old dented helmet in the back from my days in the Molthune militia if you want to go a few rounds. Beer's on the house! No? Suit yourself, then.

Well, friend, I have to tell you that this book is amazing. I wonder who took the time to put this together. No matter. Say, before you leave, keep an eye out for this pale half-elf that's been skulking around town. He's nothing but trouble. There's a sketch of him on the notice board, but you really can't miss him—I don't think he's ever covered up his chest in his life!

Cheers!

Jason Keeley
Developer

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Sounds interesting!

Is the Rusty Dragon included? :)

E.T.A.: I just found out on the product thread that the Rusty Dragon is not detailed in this book. :(

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When I click on the picture, it brings me to a page with the purple golem, and this language:

The requested URL was not found on this server, or you do not have permission to access this area.

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The Rusty Dragon is not included.

For reasons.

Stay tuned.

Paizo Employee Developer

James Jacobs wrote:

The Rusty Dragon is not included.

For reasons.

Stay tuned.

Thanks, James! I wasn't sure what, if anything, could be said about this!


Behold, the campaign setting book that convinced Paizo that maybe doing one every single month isn't the best idea. (Their words not mine)


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You wanna be where you can see! Our Boss Fights are allllll the sa-a-a-ame!

Paizo Employee Managing Developer

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This was a super fun book to develop! Thanks to Jason for the awesome concept and to all the writers for their contributions!

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I, too, am getting

The Paizo Golem wrote:


The requested URL was not found on this server, or you do not have permission to access this area.

when I am trying to zoom in to read the signs in the picture.


A whole book for...four taverns...? That seems...not worth it? I'd be interested in to see what tavern games they came up with, though.


Not a frequent poster, but always looking to buy new and interesting books from Paizo! THIS IS ONE OF THEM! From the looks you're giving us pub personalities! That would be great. If not tell me more.

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This seems...interesting. I kept on thinking this book was an April Fool's Joke.


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Alanya wrote:

When I click on the picture, it brings me to a page with the purple golem, and this language:

The requested URL was not found on this server, or you do not have permission to access this area.

Yep. There is a spelling error in the URL link.

https://secure.paizo.com/image/content/PathfinderCampaginSetting/PZO92107-W anted.jpg

Should be Campaign

Actual large picture here

Just doing a little early morning snooping for fun.


Swiftbrook wrote:
Alanya wrote:

When I click on the picture, it brings me to a page with the purple golem, and this language:

The requested URL was not found on this server, or you do not have permission to access this area.

Yep. There is a spelling error in the URL link.

https://secure.paizo.com/image/content/PathfinderCampaginSetting/PZO92107-W anted.jpg

Should be Campaign

Actual large picture here

Just doing a little early morning snooping for fun.

Thank you Swiftbrook for working that out - we'll get that art up on the PathfinderWiki later today now.

I am looking forward to reading this book very much.


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CdnDemoniac wrote:
A whole book for...four taverns...? That seems...not worth it? I'd be interested in to see what tavern games they came up with, though.

It's six taverns (plus archetypes and other rules), per the product thread. This comment offers more details.

Paizo Employee Franchise Manager

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FedoraFerret wrote:
Behold, the campaign setting book that convinced Paizo that maybe doing one every single month isn't the best idea. (Their words not mine)

I'm really confused by this comment. We haven't been doing Campaign Setting books on a strict monthly schedule for a while now. Since we started doing hardcovers in the line with Inner Sea Gods, they've been mostly monthly, but not nearly as religiously as prior to that point. I don't know what about this book makes it stand out from our other CS offerings.

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Swiftbrook wrote:
Actual large picture here

That lower left one... oh my god. Very... Craigslist. ^_^


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This seems like a book Uncle Xanxost would approve of. :)

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Mark Moreland wrote:
FedoraFerret wrote:
Behold, the campaign setting book that convinced Paizo that maybe doing one every single month isn't the best idea. (Their words not mine)
I'm really confused by this comment. We haven't been doing Campaign Setting books on a strict monthly schedule for a while now. Since we started doing hardcovers in the line with Inner Sea Gods, they've been mostly monthly, but not nearly as religiously as prior to that point. I don't know what about this book makes it stand out from our other CS offerings.

Yeah, I agree with Mark. Particularly on the "Their words not mine" bit.


It might have been a miscommunication, but at a GenCon panel when it was mentioned that y'all were reducing production schedule, and this book came up.


Adam Daigle wrote:
This was a super fun book to develop! Thanks to Jason for the awesome concept and to all the writers for their contributions!

Which Jason? ;)

James Jacobs wrote:
Mark Moreland wrote:
FedoraFerret wrote:
Behold, the campaign setting book that convinced Paizo that maybe doing one every single month isn't the best idea. (Their words not mine)
I'm really confused by this comment. We haven't been doing Campaign Setting books on a strict monthly schedule for a while now. Since we started doing hardcovers in the line with Inner Sea Gods, they've been mostly monthly, but not nearly as religiously as prior to that point. I don't know what about this book makes it stand out from our other CS offerings.
Yeah, I agree with Mark. Particularly on the "Their words not mine" bit.

Did anyone at Paizo utter "we don't have time to hang out at the bar anymore"?

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Probably Jason Keeley, the fine gentleman whose name appears at the bottom of the blog and who has posted in the thread. ^_^

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Jason Keeley wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:

The Rusty Dragon is not included.

For reasons.

Stay tuned.

Thanks, James! I wasn't sure what, if anything, could be said about this!

Now that's just evil.


Pathfinder Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Isn't the Rusty Dragon Inn in Sandport in Varisia?

It does seem likely that at least part of the next adventure path Return of the Runelords takes place there.

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Kalindlara wrote:
Probably Jason Keeley, the fine gentleman whose name appears at the bottom of the blog and who has posted in the thread. ^_^

That's me!

Paizo Employee Managing Developer

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Which Jason indeed?

Paizo Employee Developer

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Adam Daigle wrote:
Which Jason indeed?

Dammit, Daigle!


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I look forward to the upcoming Manshoon Jason (Jashoon?) Wars.


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Adam Daigle wrote:
Which Jason indeed?

Asked because another Jason once said something about "Beers of Golarion" or the like. ;)


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Doppeljäcob wrote:
I look forward to the upcoming Manshoon Jason (Jashoon?) Wars.

I haven't seen this alias in a while. Now everyone's going to be confused not just about which Jason, but which Jacob worked on this. :)

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Missing apprentices! I know that one!

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As co-founder of Tavern Con, I've been looking forward to a book like this for years. :D I'm planning on getting several signed at gencon by any paizo employee who is willing and use them as prize support for this fall's Tavern Con. :)

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