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After the GREAT response I got to running some of the AP plug-in adventures, and just how absolutely gorgeous the Gothic Campaign Compendium I got from that Kickstarter is; I wanted to support this one. Someday I want to run a Mythic Campaign and these would be a great assett to that, but I can't get it in the budget.

So, I supported at the $5 level. I may be able to increase to get a PDF towards the end. But I hope that support for this Kickstarter goes through the roof!


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DeathQuaker wrote:
For example, Crypt of the Everflame is older now, but it's still a GREAT introductory Pathfinder adventure, but a GM who picked it up would not be able to get the useful dungeon map that accompanies it, and the new dungeon maps and map packs are cool but can't recreate that specific dungeon. So then this hypothetical new GM has more work cut out for him just because he didn't come on board at the right time when the Everflame dungeon map was still available. It's kind of a shame.

This is the very reason that I picked up a "scratch 'n dent" copy of this flip mat during the 12th man sale. This is the module that I run to introduce players to Pathfinder (especially if they have played 3.5 D&D). I wanted to be sure I don't have to draw out the map again!

I would probably be interested in themed bundles as well, depending upon my budget.


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I enjoyed this story quite a bit. I'm looking forward to reading Skinwalkers even more now.

Jendara is one awesome mom.


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I just finished running this adventure last night. My players had a LOT of fun, and were running very low on resources by the end of it.

spoilers!:
They ended up succeeding on a Disarm combat manueuver to take the fiddle away. Before she could fight back to take the fiddle back, the party fighter and monk dropped her to negative HP.

At the end of the night, everyone was grinning about how much fun they had over the last 2 sessions. When I mentioned that this segment had been a 3PP plug-in, they were surprised. "Wait, that WASN'T part of the AP as published? How far through the first book ARE we?"

I'm working on getting a review written...


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Lots of fun so far, but who is Al? Is he one of the blackravens? :p

Winter Wolves wrote:
Irlu swung up onto her saddle. She looked unhappy. "Looks like we caught up with it after al."

Seriously, though, I may pause in the book that I'm reading to read Skinwalkers. This fiction and the sample chapter have been that much fun.


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I really like these animal minis! Today I was talking about Pathfinder with my 4 year old and he said (in that 4-year-old, matter-of-fact way) that I need to tell "the people who make the minis that they should make a Snowy Owl and send one to you."

I told him that I would certainly tell them. :) So, Eric Mona, you now have an advance order for a Snowy Owl miniature from a future Pathfinder player!

This winter New England has seen an influx of Snowy Owls. They are currently my son's favorite bird.


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Lord Fyre wrote:
Anyone know of some good novels set in a arabian like setting?

For Arabian Fantasy, you could check out the Dabir and Asim books by Howard Andrew Jones:

-The Desert of Souls
-The Bones of the Old Ones
-The Waters of Eternity


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David M Mallon wrote:
Just let it go.

Mostly, I agree with David M Mallon, but I think that more communication would bring about a better resolution.

It wouldn't hurt to communicate to him that you view his actions as a violation of your person. You are offended by his actions in this "incident." You can let him know that his actions were essentially rape, however, you are offering fogiveness and a handshake promise that he won't do this again even as a prank/dare.

I think that could go a long way further to teach him about appropriate interpersonal conduct than legal action ever could.

That's my opinion, for what it's worth.


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Thank you, Wendy for your insight about how you found this character and wrote the story. It's always nice to get a peek "behind the curtain" at how things you enjoy get done. At least, it's nice when it's interesting! ;)

I am one of those who are eagerly anticipating the arrival of this novel in My Downloads page so that I can start reading it.

Is it out now?

Now?

How about now?

What? MARCH!!! oh, well. I'll consider it my birthday present to myself.

PS: I'm also looking forward to getting the rewards from the Women Destroy Science Fiction Kickstarter.


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Drejk wrote:
Uh... I haven't thought about that possibility...

Ah. Okay. Thanks for that back research Trace Coburn. Looks like Roy is talking about his dad, but Roy feels guilty that he didn't try harder to stop his dad.


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944: All of the Above, Actually

Holy... Wait...

Is that why he went to Fighter college to be a Fighter instead of learning to be a Wizard? Because he had an experiment go wrong and kill his little brother?

*Mind explode*

It makes sense. Roy has a high Intelligence. He probably would have made a good Wizard.

Wow.


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Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:


Can you give us some guidance on what you are looking for, and what similarities you want?
For example:
Do you like the Time Thief and want more classes with similar mechanics (in which case, see Endzeitgeist's post above)?
Do you dislike the time thief, and want a different chronomancer class?
Do you like the time thief, but still want more chronomancy options?
Do you like the time thief, and just want more 3pp classes that do something totally different than any Paizo class?

Consider your answers carefully. When Owen K.C. Stephens asks questions like this, it means that he may spend some time coming up with something new based on your feedback.

He is very interested in finding out what players want and writing that material. And in a very balanced way, too!

I very badly want to play a Time Thief, and will someday.


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I'd like to see a book with Goblins in it. I don't mind if they are not in it for long, as long as they are in it. I really enjoyed most of the Goblins comics. I think they would be fun to see in prose too!

It would be fun to see some more minotaurs. I'm aware that there was a minotaur crew member on the Stargazer, but it might be fun to see one play a more major role in a story.

More fey! I like the fey, I'd like to see more of them!

-Aaron


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Update: 01/14/2014 Added new web fiction, newest novels, added AP fiction that should have been on the list for a long time now.

"The Past"
A Lesson in Taxonomy WF [between 4643-4662 AR, approximately 60 years before Hell's Pawns]
The Walkers From The Crypt WF [approximately 20 or more years before Plague of Shadows]
Noble Sacrifice WF [between 4697-4701 AR, approximately 10-15 years before "The Present"]

"The Present" (stories more or less happen concurrently, except "sequels")
Dave Gross:
-The Fencing Master WF > Hell's Pawns AP > The Lost Pathfinder WF > Prince of Wolves N > A Lesson in Taxonomy WF > A Passage to Absalom WF > Husks Jade Regent AP > Master of Devils N > Killing Time WF > Queen of Thorns N > ** > King of Chaos N

**:
Certainty WF and The Worldwound Gambit fit here. I am uncertain how much earlier Certainty takes place. The Worldwound Gambit is 2 years prior to King of Chaos.

Howard Andrew Jones:
-The Walkers From The Crypt WF > Plague of Shadows N > Bells for the Dead WF > Stalking the Beast N

Elaine Cunningham:
-The Illusionist WF > The Winter Witch N

Robin D. Laws:
-The Worldwound Gambit N > The Ironroot Deception WF > In the Event of My Untimely Demise WF > Blood of the City N > Sweet Ichor Wrath of the Rightous AP
-The Treasure of Far Thallai Skull and Shackles AP

Kevin Andrew Murphy:
-The Secret of the Rose and Glove WF > The Perfumer's Apprentice WF > Thieves’ Vinegar WF > The Bonedust Dolls Reign of Winter AP

James Sutter:
-Faithful Servants WF > Death's Heretic N > The Redemption Engine N (April 2014)

Hugh Matthews:
-Krunzle the Quick WF > Song of the Serpent N

Tim Pratt:
-A Tomb of Winter's Plunder WF > Bastard, Sword WF > City of the Fallen Sky N > Liar's Blade N

Liane Merciel:
-Misery's Mirror WF > Nightglass N

Bill Ward:
-The Box WF > Light of a Distant Star Shattered Star AP

Richard Lee Byers:
-In Red Rune Canyon WF > Called to Darkness N

Chris A. Jackson:
-Stargazer WF > Pirates Honor N

Ed Greenwood:
-A Matter of Knives WF > The Wizard’s Mask N

Chris Willrich:
-The Cloak of Belonging WF > The Dagger of Trust N

Wendy N. Wagner:
-Mother Bears WF > Skinwalkers N (February 2014)

Michael A. Stackpole:
-WF placeholder WF > The Crusader Road N (June 2014)

Note:You will not lose anything by reading any of these out of order. All of the Pathfinder Tales are written in such a way that a later story will not spoil a more recent story. I just put things in order because I enjoy reading them in order. Where stories are not connected, I have endeavored to place then in the order that they were published.

I have not included any stories that do not have a connection to other stories (such as Robin Laws' Plague of Light, Elaine Cunningham's Dark Tapestry or Prodigal Sons.

To assist the reader, I am adding some notation after each story.
N = Pathfinder Tales Novel
WF = Web Fiction
AP = Adventure Path Fiction

-Aaron


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Orthos wrote:

That's very unfortunate, as the 3rd-party market has VASTLY improved in the years since Pathfinder's inception, yet the mindset of "3PP=Bad/Broken/Poorly made" still persists.

Perhaps you should introduce your group to Endzeitgeist.

That's a good idea. I'll try that!

Hidden to avoid further derailing the discussion of a wonderful product:
I've tried explaining that much of the 3PP stuff is
a) written by the same freelancers who write for Paizo's Hardback rules line
b) at least as balanced as Paizo's books, because of the above (and in the opinions of some, more balanced than some of Paizo's stuff)
c) currently IN THE GAME WE ARE PLAYING (I'm using Legendary Games' Carrion Crown AP plug-in's)

One of the things I'm strongly considering is rewriting some of the NPC's for the adventure to use some 3PP classes. At least that way, I can have some fun playing with them and looking through the options from a character creation standpoint.

-Aaron


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I also, am looking forward to reading this one. I remember how Mother Bears tugged at my parental heartstrings. I was excited to hear that Wendy Wagner was going to be writing a book with her characters, soon it shall be a reality in my iPad!

-Aaron


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Alex Martin wrote:
FYI - I think Rich has mentioned doing a solo Scoundrel story as part of the Kickstarter package he did last year.

Affirmative. The promised PDF's for backers are:

-O-Chul backstory
-Belkar backstory (delivered)
-Therkla backstory
-CPPD backstory
-Julio Scoundrel backstory
-Dim Sun story
-Sir Francois (back?)story
-Haleo & Julelan story (delivered)

Rich has been plugging away. He also has completed two of the four "Monster for Every Season" paper mini sets. They are awesome!

Back on topic:
I agree. The whole point of Elan's plan is to defeat Tarquin by showing that:
a: Story Tropes are not always how the world works.
b: It's not all about Tarquin, he's a backstory bit in a larger story.

Also, I fully expect Rich to surprise me once again and get me Giggling along the way.

-Aaron


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Belkar has changed. Early in the comic he cared only about killing things. Now he cares for animals. Well... some animals anyway.

-Aaron


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Lord Fyre wrote:
Could go any number of ways. We have recently been shown the folly of trying to predict where Burlew is taking the plot.

Too true. However, I still enjoy making guesses. :) Just call me "Often-Wrong Soong."

-Aaron


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Update: Added author names to each set. Added newer web fiction.

"The Past"
A Lesson in Taxonomy WF [between 4643-4662 AR, approximately 60 years before Hell's Pawns]
The Walkers From The Crypt WF [approximately 20 or more years before Plague of Shadows]
Noble Sacrifice WF [between 4697-4701 AR, approximately 10-15 years before "The Present"]

"The Present" (stories more or less happen concurrently, except "sequels")
Dave Gross:
-The Fencing Master WF > Hell's Pawns AP > The Lost Pathfinder WF > Prince of Wolves N > A Lesson in Taxonomy WF > A Passage to Absalom WF > Husks Jade Regent AP > Master of Devils N > Killing Time WF > Queen of Thorns N > ** > King of Chaos N

**:
Certainty WF and The Worldwound Gambit fit here. I am uncertain how much earlier Certainty takes place. The Worldwound Gambit is 2 years prior to King of Chaos.

Howard Andrew Jones:
-The Walkers From The Crypt WF > Plague of Shadows N > Bells for the Dead WF > Stalking the Beast N

Elaine Cunningham:
-The Illusionist WF > The Winter Witch N

Robin D. Laws:
-The Worldwound Gambit N > The Ironroot Deception WF > In the Event of My Untimely Demise WF > Blood of the City N

Kevin Andrew Murphy:
-The Secret of the Rose and Glove WF > The Perfumer's Apprentice WF > Thieves Vinegar WF

James Sutter:
-Faithful Servants WF > Death's Heretic N > The Redemption Engine N (April 2014)

Hugh Matthews:
-Krunzle the Quick WF > Song of the Serpent N

Tim Pratt:
-A Tomb of Winter's Plunder WF > Bastard, Sword WF > City of the Fallen Sky N > Liar's Blade N

Liane Merciel:
-Misery's Mirror WF > Nightglass N

Bill Ward:
-The Box WF > Light of a Distant Star Shattered Star AP

Richard Lee Byers:
-In Red Rune Canyon WF > Called to Darkness N

Chris A. Jackson:
-Stargazer WF > Pirates Honor N

Ed Greenwood:
-A Matter of Knives WF > The Wizard’s Mask N

Wendy N. Wagner:
-Mother Bears WF > Skinwalkers N (February 2014)

Note:You will not lose anything by reading any of these out of order. All of the Pathfinder Tales are written in such a way that a later story will not spoil a more recent story. I just put things in order because I enjoy reading them in order. Where stories are not connected, I have endeavored to place then in the order that they were published.

I have not included any stories that do not have a connection to other stories (such as Robin Laws' Plague of Light, Elaine Cunningham's Dark Tapestry or Prodigal Sons.

To assist the reader, I am adding some notation after each story.
N = Pathfinder Tales Novel
WF = Web Fiction
AP = Adventure Path Fiction

-Aaron


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I really like the swarm of rats below the panels at the bottom of each. That's a really nice touch!

-Aaron


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Sebastian wrote:

Belkar is surpised he just bought it; Durkon is surprised he's unaffected!

(Though I suppose we will know for sure in an unknowable amount of time)

This is my thought as well, though I hope Belkar is not dead yet.

-Aaron


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baron arem heshvaun wrote:
I'm guessing that Jacinda may have levels in Assassin.

I think that is a strong possibility.

baron arem heshvaun wrote:

I believe the last member of Tarquin's group is also human.

Also Malack is called a Serpentfolk but has no apparent legs.

I forgot about the last member! He's also some sort of fighter type, isn't he?

Malack not having legs makes his conversation with V about a higher hemline more interesting. He's hiding the fact that he has no legs by having the longer hemline, but his excuse is that it doesn't work as well without the rope belt.

-Aaron


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Drejk wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

I agree, Drejk.

Musings:
I don't see Sabine and the Order of the Stick ever being really friends, but I can definitely see them working together in the short term to bring Tarquin down.

I don't know that they will be able to convince her to fight Xykon and Redcloak, but she will certainly be willing to help find Haley's father and bring Tarquin down.


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That's bad.

But it could be worse. Belkar took out an army on his own in the Battle for Azure City. Remember the "I am a sexy shoeless god of war!" comic?

There's 3 PC's plus a summoned beastie there. It'll hurt, but I think they could do it, espicially if V turns up...

-Aaron


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A couple years ago, I joined a gaming group here in my local area. I found the group through Meetup. The GM asked to meet for lunch prior to going to my first gaming session.

He wanted to sound out my personality and how it might mesh with the others in the group, my knowledge of Pathfinder as a game, and my character ideas.

I understood and applauded his forsight since I have been involved in a gaming group where we needed to "uninvite" a player who just didn't mesh with the group. That group then instituted a "trial period" prior to bringing in new players.

Unfortunately, the group broke up when the GM moved about a year later.

If I get the chance to gather together a gaming group in the near future, I certainly want DW** to meet potential players prior to giving them my address. I'll probably start by looking for PFS in my local area and try to find some folks who I get along with.

I try to be very careful about what people I bring into my home.

Joey Virtue wrote:
The people I game with I want to become friends with over time

Also, this ^^

**:
DW=Dear Wife

-Aaron


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It may take longer than we expected, but Bill and the other Frogs will get it done. If I recall correctly, Slumbering Tsar took a lot longer than planned to be fully released, but it was eventually completed.

-Aaron


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Steve Geddes wrote:
How do these things work? Are they files of some description? A CD?
Marc Radle wrote:
Great question! I *really* hope there will be the option to buy these as a CD!

Yes, those of us who are "technologically impaired" can get these on a CD*. Here's the official word:

Press Release wrote:
Big Finish will produce full-cast and dual spoken word audiobooks in collectible CD and digital download format. The first 6-episode Pathfinder Legends series will be a new full-cast audiobook drama based on the highly popular Rise of the Runelords storyline, with Chapter One, Burnt Offerings, expected to release January 2014, with subsequent releases every two months thereafter. Single-CD releases will be priced at $15.99/£10.00, with digital downloads at $12.99/£8.00. BigFinish.com and paizo.com will offer subscriptions at a discounted rate.

Emphasis is mine.

*:
For you young folks, CD stands for Compact Disc. It looks like a Blue Ray disc, but it holds less data. Old folks like me, put a CD into a CD player to listen to the music or audiobook that's on the CD. It's like listening to mP3's, but a bit less convenient. ;)


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Jazz makes you late?

Does Swing make you early? What about Hip Hop or Heavy Metal? How do those effect your schedule?

:D

Knowing how much I may be spending on this makes me cringe...


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At GenCon? We may not see chapter 2 until next week.

I think that all the Paizo staff are pretty busy this week at GenCon.


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Update: Added Upcoming Novels. Modified the chronology of the Varian Jeggare/Radovan story.

"The Past"
A Lesson in Taxonomy WF [between 4643-4662 AR, approximately 60 years before Hell's Pawns]
The Walkers From The Crypt WF [approximately 20 or more years before Plague of Shadows]
Noble Sacrifice WF [between 4697-4701 AR, approximately 10-15 years before "The Present"]

"The Present" (stories more or less happen concurrently, except "sequels")
-A Lesson in Taxonomy WF > Hell's Pawns AP > The Lost Pathfinder WF > Prince of Wolves N > A Passage to Absalom WF > Husks Jade Regent AP > Master of Devils N > Killing Time WF > Queen of Thorns N > ** > Placeholder for WF? > King of Chaos N
**Note: Certainty WF (Could be much earlier in the chronology) and The Worldwound Gambit fit here

-The Walkers From The Crypt WF > Plague of Shadows N > Stalking the Beast N October 2013)

-The Illusionist WF > The Winter Witch N

-The Worldwound Gambit N > The Ironroot Deception WF > In the Event of My Untimely Demise WF > Blood of the City N

-The Secret of the Rose and Glove WF > The Perfumer's Apprentice WF > Thieves Vinegar WF

-Faithful Servants WF > Death's Heretic N > The Redemption Engine N (April 2014)

-Krunzle the Quick WF > Song of the Serpent N

-A Tomb of Winter's Plunder WF > Bastard, Sword WF > City of the Fallen Sky N > Liar's Blade N

-Misery's Mirror WF > Nightglass N

-The Box WF > Light of a Distant Star Shattered Star AP

-In Red Rune Canyon WF > Called to Darkness N

-Stargazer WF > Pirates Honor N

-A Matter of Knives WF > The Wizard’s Mask N

-Mother Bears WF > Skinwalkers N (February 2014)

Note:You will not lose anything by reading any of these out of order. All of the Pathfinder Tales are written in such a way that a later story will not spoil a more recent story. I just put things in order because I enjoy reading them in order. Where stories are not connected, I have endeavored to place then in the order that they were published.

I have not included any stories that do not have a connection to other stories (such as Robin Laws' Plague of Light, Elaine Cunningham's Dark Tapestry or Prodigal Sons.

To assist the reader, I am adding some notation after each story.
N = Pathfinder Tales Novel
WF = Web Fiction
AP = Adventure Path Fiction


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I hope Haley has invested in her Use Magic Device skill.

Wow. That's a big army.

Adamantine Dragon wrote:
I do think the strip has the feel of a looming actual climactic finale.

Maybe we are nearing the end of the next print book?


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baron arem heshvaun wrote:
Is that Daemon is collecting the Drow's soul?
A Ninja wrote:
I believe he summoned it a few comics back.

Correct.

Strip 883: Drow and Durkon Cast Summon Monster

Given that the daemon seems to be fading, his current claw gesture and the history of how things work in Rich's comic; my guess is that he's saying something along the lines of, "Screw this! I'm going home."


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Update: Added Pirate’s Honor and The Wizard’s Mask along with associated Web Fiction.

"The Past"
A Lesson in Taxonomy WF [between 4643-4662 AR, approximately 60 years before Hell's Pawns]
The Walkers From The Crypt WF [approximately 20 or more years before Plague of Shadows]
Noble Sacrifice WF [between 4697-4701 AR, approximately 10-15 years before "The Present"]

"The Present" (stories more or less happen concurrently, except "sequels")
-A Lesson in Taxonomy WF > Hell's Pawns AP > The Lost Pathfinder WF > Prince of Wolves N > A Passage to Absalom WF > Husks Jade Regent AP > Master of Devils N > Killing Time WF > Queen of Thorns N > Certainty (Could be much earlier in the chronology) WF > Placeholder for WF? > King of Chaos N

-The Walkers From The Crypt WF > Plague of Shadows N

-The Illusionist WF > The Winter Witch N

-The Worldwound Gambit N > The Ironroot Deception WF > In the Event of My Untimely Demise WF > Blood of the City N

-The Secret of the Rose and Glove WF > The Perfumer's Apprentice WF > Thieves Vinegar WF

-Faithful Servants WF > Death's Heretic N

-Krunzle the Quick WF > Song of the Serpent N

-A Tomb of Winter's Plunder WF > Bastard, Sword WF > City of the Fallen Sky N > Liar's Blade N

-Misery's Mirror WF > Nightglass N

-The Box WF > Light of a Distant Star Shattered Star AP

-In Red Rune Canyon WF > Called to Darkness N

-Stargazer WF > Pirates Honor N

-A Matter of Knives WF > The Wizard’s Mask N

Note:You will not lose anything by reading any of these out of order. All of the Pathfinder Tales are written in such a way that a later story will not spoil a more recent story. I just put things in order because I enjoy reading them in order. Where stories are not connected, I have endeavored to place then in the order that they were published.

I have not included any stories that do not have a connection to other stories (such as Robin Laws' Plague of Light, Elaine Cunningham's Dark Tapestry or Prodigal Sons.

To assist the reader, I am adding some notation after each story.
N = Pathfinder Tales Novel
WF = Web Fiction
AP = Adventure Path Fiction


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Yee-ouch! Those missing teeth may make spellcasting a bit diffcult for a time.


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Neat! So now those who purchase only the physical AP books can benefit from the interactive maps. I'm glad that you are continuing to send the interactive maps with the PDF's.

I had an OMG moment where I thought, "Oh no! Does thim mean I'm going to have to buy the interactive maps separately?" Then I read the description and breathed a sigh of relief.


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[Monty Burns]Excellent![/Monty Burns]

I also got my shipping confirmation last night. By the luck of the draw, I was one of the earlier packages to be packed!

Now I will need to find shelf space for these! What a wonderful problem. :)

-Aaron


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Matthew Morris wrote:
Now I'm wondering if the world in the snarl is a Pathfinder/4e/AGE/D&DNext world.

I've been wondering if it's OUR world.


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James Sutter wrote:
Third reading...?! Wow! Somebody buy this man a couple more Pathfinder Tales books. :)

Too late, I already bought them all. ;)

Off Topic Spoiler:
Blood of the City is just that good. I have already loaned it out to two of my friends. One is now a Tales subscriber, the other is trying to get his library to buy all of them.

I reread good books a lot. When I was 12 I read Jurassic Park about 8 times in one month; twice in the first 3 days I owned the book.

Also, I read a lot more in summer than in winter. I read during my commute, and my hands get too cold to hold a book during the long New England winters. Also, it's dark in the morning in wintertime, so that cuts out a half hour of potential reading time.

Not only is Tanterra a tough halfling, I also really enjoyed the way that this combat flowed on the page. It made sense. The enemies fought (mostly) intelligently.


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Goldenfrog makes a good point. An AP is a big chunk to bite off as a new DM. That said, it also means that you have a lot less work to do as a DM, because the AP's are generally very well written. Depending on how often your group meets, it can take 6 months to go through an AP or it could take 6 years.

An alternate option open to you is to pick up and chain together a few of the modules. Crypt of the Everflame, Carrion Hill, and Masks of the Living God were writtin to follow one another. That would give you a chance to get your GM feet wet without facing and entire AP.

But I digress. You asked for recommendations on AP's.

Top Recommendation:
Rise of the Runelords. This is hands down the most supported Adventure ever. There's face cards, minis, battlemats, maps, pawns, and paper minis for this adventure. It contains many of the classic tropes of tabletop RPG's. The new updated book is both pretty and updated for the Pathfinder rules.

Here's some thoughts on some of the other AP's:
Jade Regent follows Rise of the Runelords and incorporates some of the NPC's from that AP. It starts off with a journey through Golarion's arctic, and ends in Golarion's Asia (Tian Xia). I've heard it described as Vikings and Ninjas.

Shattered Star is pretty railroady (which I think can be a positive thing for a new GM) and has lots of dungeon crawling. LOTS of dungeon crawling. Shattered Star is the first AP to move the Golarion timeline forward; the events of this AP assume that the events of Rise of the Runelords have already happened.

Carrion Crown is gothic horror to the core. If you haven't run horror, or you are not sure your group will take the horror seriously, then don't try it. I don't think that this one is a good AP for a beginner.

Serpent Skull I have heard starts strong, gets really weak in the middle, and ends strong (if I'm remembering my reviews correctly). It gets a bit sandboxy too, which can be a challenge for a GM who doesn't have a lot of time to prepare ahead.

Kingmaker is one of the most popular AP's Paizo has produced. It is very sandboxy. PC's are building a kingdom out of the wilderness.

I would recommend staying away from 3.5 AP's initially. The conversion can be a bit more work than you think it should be. In my experience, all else being equal, Pathfinder characters are a tad more powerful than 3.5 characters. I found that without conversion work, my players were not challenged by adventures written for 3.5.

That's my 2 cents.

-Aaron


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New Strip up: The Last Room

flamethrower49 is correct.

spoiler!:
Sorry. Your Gate is in another Pyramid. That's awesome!

Malak cast True Seeing. :o That's going to cut right through Elan's illusion. My guess is that he'll just let them go, partly for Durkon's sake, partly to spite Nale.


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Vic Wertz wrote:
I just want to say I think this is one of the best novels we've published. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.

In a broad sense, I agree with Vic Wertz on this. This novel sits in the top 4 Pathfinder Tales, along with Blood of the City, Plague of Shadows, and Death's Heretic. The actual ranking tends to shift based on my mood, but those four are consistently at the top.

-Aaron


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Interesting! I was wondering how Torius would kill his first mate.

Spoiler!:
It is also interesting to see him getting withdrawls, but not realizing it.

Looking forward to the conclusion. :)

-Aaron


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Given that the title of the Strip is "Happy Ending," I'm guessing that this is Elan's illusion.

See the Oracle's answer to his question: OOTS 331

-Aaron


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I just finished the book this weekend. It was a lot of fun! I enjoyed that it addressed some important life issues/ consequences without being "preachy" or feeling like the issues were shoe-horned in.

I lent it to a friend of mine who I think will enjoy the book!
I've been loaning out the Pathfinder Tales books quite a bit lately. It helps to know that I have digital copies, so if I never get the physical copy back, I can still read the book.

-Aaron


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How about the rest of the campaign that Lieutenant Sturgeon refers to in this one? Andorens releasing slaves? That's something I can sink my teeth into. Almost, but not quite, entirely unlike Rambo: First Blood Part II.

It would be nice to see a bit of history about how this ragtag group got together, too. That can easily be handled in flashback (like in the Firefly episode Out of Gas).

-Aaron


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James Jacobs wrote:
I'm not gonna say who the transgender iconic is, but I will say this—it's not a curse, and said iconic is not trying to "return to his/her birth gender."

My money is on Ezren for the transgender iconic. Just look at the art for the Girdle of Opposite Gender. It's only a "cursed item" if you didn't want the change.

Huh. That's an interesting idea for a character development quest...

-Aaron


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Voted!

-Aaron


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I can't see the images at work, so I'll vote when I get home this afternoon.

-Aaron


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Question:
I'm sure that the comic will not be available digitally, since that is sold elsewhere by Dynamite Comics (if I remember correctly). However, would it be possible for subscribers to recieve a digital copy of the GAMING Material only?

-Aaron

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