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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 11,882 posts (12,005 including aliases). 81 reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 10 aliases.


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I don't think that the problem are eastern arms and armors. I think the problem is that there is a large chunk of fanbase that won't buy anything that's outside their traditional pseudo-European-medieval fantasy comfort zone. So, any time you go outside of this territory, you need to estimate if sales generated by fans of a given non-traditional tangent who actually put their money where their mouth is will make up for all those turbo conservatives who will cancel their subs and balk at the idea of having robotz/lazors/anime/ninja/guns in their D&D. So when you have the choice of venturing into risky topics as opposed to safer ones ... you really need to have, between empirical data and business hunch, a solid idea of what your ROI is going to be.

Oh, and a single module is never a good test, because they are the least selling Paizo line.

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Vocal support on forums does not equal demand for sales. Paizo did Iron Gods not because I wanted it very much, they did it because they dipped the toe into SciFi territory with Distant Worlds and Reign of Winter and sales must have been good enough to warrant a full AP.

Matter of fact, I remember when Paizo did Art of Dragon Magaizne because A LOT of people on the boards asked for an art book VERY LOUDLY and made SOLEMN STATEMENTS that this is going to a MASSIVE HIT.

And so Paizo published it. It's a great book of excellent quality. It's now discounted from 35 USD to 4 USD and even despite that it still refuses to sell, 9 years later.

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BLOOD FOR THE GOD OF BLOOD, SKULLS FOR THE THRONE OF KHORNE!

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KILL BURN MAIM RA...*smiles*...ZE DEFENSTRATE DESPOIL DEVASTATE

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Axial wrote:
DM_aka_Dudemeister wrote:
Axial wrote:
Even now, I can see some interesting parallels and similarities with Way of the Wicked. Both adventure paths formally begin by having the players sign infernal contracts with a powerful villain who essentially serves as their boss. Also, a LG sun deity serves as the enemy in both of them.

Iomedae isn't a sun deity.

Sarenrae is, but she's Neutral Good.

Iomedae has Sun as one of her domains.

This doesn't make her a Sun deity, just like Tsukiyo having Madness domain isn't a god of crazy people or Abadar having Earth domain isn't a god of earth elementals, mole people and crystal oozes.

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Varisia hardcover.

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From Echoes of Glory ... "Eventually, Taldor’s government
grew so large and spread itself so thin across the length
and breadth of the empire that corruption and vile excess
plagued its outer prefectures. The disease of corruption
spread quickly, infecting every level of government. The
prefectures farthest from the gilded capital of Oppara
began to revolt, throwing off the chains of their degenerate
and moribund governors. The Taldan Horse and Taldan
Phalanx responded brutally, struggling to close an iron
fist on the revolution brewing in the distant holdings." (p. 2)

Anyway, Taldor is a moribund craphole which exists only because it still has more gp than a medium-level adventuring party, and trying to paint it as a liberal-conservative dream come true where a lowly peasant can rise to great heights owing to strength he or she gains while enduring a hungry life in a crumbling country is ... well, it's your Golarion, after all.

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Oh, James, don't underestimate us. We've done the entire RotRl over the course of 2 years, we're looking at wrapping up RoW we began in 2014 this year as well, and well, S'n'S is so laid back and full of side treks of all sorts that it kind of turned into an episodic sandbox rather than a "path" adventure, and it's now into it's 4th year. Kind of testimony to how much fun you guys hand over to us.

I might try to make a "dry" review for HR. From mere cursory glance, I'm loving it. It's what "rebel against Thrune" AP should be. And given the CG/CN rebellious nature of most of my players, this should gel perfectly.

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Ah, so he has class levels in Paladin ^.^

/runs for cover

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Am I alone in thinking that Hermea, like Taldor, has several conflicting visions at Paizo regarding the themes present there?

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On a principle, I write reviews after running an adventure, this usually allows me to gauge how players react, how do they RP and of course, how deadly the encounters are.

The good news is that I'm finishing my S'n'S campaign one adventure early and going forward with Hells Rebelles. With a team that has 3 lawyers on the roster, them Thrunes better draft their laws carefully...

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SALES SAY OTHERWISE (wait, isn't that a free product?)

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I'd echo this statement. After reading all adventures I see this as one that could knock the Curse off it's Crimson Throne (HA!). Deffo running this after I wrap up Skulls'n'Shackles.

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THE TRADITION C-C-C-CONTINUES!

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Marco Massoudi wrote:

I'm not really sure how interesting this is to people outside of the organized play.

I'll wait for a list and some sample images.

If you want generic NPC pawns but don't want to splash 40 USD for Inner Sea Pawn Box, it's a great alternative.

Plus, Grandmaster "Funk" Torch.

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Just in time for my Sailor Moon inspired magical girl one-shot adventure in Nidal!

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TriOmegaZero wrote:
Hoping this will be as well received as the Weapon Master's Handbook.

Yup, WMH was something a supernova.

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Yeah, but you were at the mercy of power-crazed omnipotent Mister Cavern ;)

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I'm sure hiring an employee specifically so that one person gets the image of their favourite product image updated is a sound use of money.

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Dragon78 wrote:

It is not like there has been any APs were the entire adventure takes place outside of the Inner Sea.

Reign of Winter has two such adventures, Legacy of Fire has one.

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Aren't you afraid of Iomedae (or LG alignment, in general) fans being unhappy with Hell's Vengeance? Not only the AP is about kicking her followers in teeth, but also it seems that they have foolishly bitten off more than they can chew, unlike the cool beans CG/NG Silver Ravens?

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Love the cover. Deadpool vs. Weaselboy sounds like something to look forward to.

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+1 Dryder.

It's one of the best maps ever ... except for devils, everywhere :)

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I need to let John Hurt know that having voracious creatures burst out of your chest is indeed crapsticks.

Anybody has a scroll of unmake hole nearby?

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Thomas Seitz wrote:

Aelryrinth,

That's what retraining and down time is for.

Seriously? You're saying that

"OK guys, we're facing rock throwing giants, I'm gonna take ask the GM if he allows Ultimate Campaign retraining rules so that I can retrain a feat at the Holy Shrine of Martial Swordsmanship 500 miles to the west"

equals

"OK guys, we're facing rock throwing giants, I'm gonna pop the rope trick and memorize protection from arrows for everyone except me, because I'm kind of covered with mirror image"

?

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Aberzombie wrote:
Never heard of the writer. However, just a bit of research and I find he's the son of that chick who wrote the Outlander series. So, that's a strike against him.

My my, how low have the mighty fallen.

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GET IT OUT OF ME, GET IT OUT OF MEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

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WE HAVE THE CORGI. REVEAL DETAILS OF THE AP AFTER STRANGE AEONS OR THE CORGI BUYS IT.

Silver Crusade

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Since both names and concepts originate from mythology, they're public domain. You can't get sued or C&D for using them.

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I imagine the costs involved in proving before a an American court that Beholder is your own unique creation are much smaller than attempting to do the same with an owl/bear mashup.

Also, I recall something about WotC higher-ups telling Adkinson&Dancey explicitly to make OGL work so that some IP considered iconic for D&D was kept closed.

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Skinwalkers was cool. Bloody, Revenant-ish and I can imagine why it could not appeal to many 'Muricans. But this is bloody stick your guts in your face Yurp, and I embrace balls to walls literature when I see it. Moreso if the protagonist's balls are, well, a metaphor.

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1. Curse of Crimson Throne
2. Reign of Winter / Hell's Rebels
3. Iron Gods

Silver Crusade

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Gee, I wonder what happens when the OP gets to rules for falling damage...

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It's like appealing to anonymous people on the Internet for them to drop the subject has ever worked ;)

Silver Crusade

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It's sad when anything that isn't "room A: 2d6 ogres, room B: 1d4 wights" is "non-traditional".

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The next AP after Strange Aeons will be developed by Crystal Frasier. I hope that counts as a hint as to its theme ;)

Silver Crusade

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WAIT WHAT GODDESS CRYSTAL IS DEVELOPING AN ADVENTURE PATH????

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Well, we're talking American jurisdiction here, where frequently a lawsuit fired after the offender does damage nets you a better ROI than preventive measures.

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I wouldn't hold my breath for a Tian Xia AP. Paizo higher ups have suggested here and there that Dragon Empires books sold OK, but not good enough to warrant a major expansion there anytime soon.

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Pathfinder and 5e are sufficiently different as to have little competition against each other. PF is a rules heavy player-sided derivative of 3/3.5e, while 5e is a rules light GM-sided derivative of 0e/1e/2e.

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Competently played Diviner Wizard.

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You guys should really register the "Paizo Tragic Backstory™" trademark. I'm sure you're covered with quality legal services in the USA, but if you need some help over the Pond, here's my card... ;-)

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And I'm not even touching the fact that some nations have only 32pg books to their name.

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Galt
Nex
Geb
Razmiran
Druma
Isger
Jalmeray
Realm of Mammooth Lords
Mana Wastes
Molthune
Nidal
Nirmathas
Rahadoum
Sodden Lands
Hermea
Thuvia

The Inner Sea region is far from "nicely covered".

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I am hardly surprised, but this is an excellent step up from the bleh-worthy Giantslayer.

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Running an AP before reading thoroughly all 6 books is a bad idea. And yes, I'm speaking from experience. *looks at Serpent's Skull*

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Puppy Kicker's Handbook and Burned Down Orphanages of the Inner Sea confirmed!

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Onyx Path/White Wolf/Obsidian Cobblestone doesn't have the 800 lb gorilla a.k.a. WotC to compete with, so comparing them to Paizo is moot anyway.

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So, about Undead Paladins who torch orphanages full of evil baby ghosts...

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Belgians driving bicycles while munching celery is why the Western world is falling apart. Our only hope is to lock ourselves in our Fiat 126's and munch down some Weiner schnitzels.

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