I am VERY excited. I stopped GMing/DMing the over complicated Pathfinder RPG 1st Ed. Rules when D&D 5e rules came out but ... I never left the Inner Sea, running 5e Pathfinder adventures ever since.
My PF 2.0 wish list:
However, I find it pretty easy to concert Pathfinder APs to 5E on the fly, often reskinning monsters and using the basic 5e chart for skill and save DCs. It helps to have Tome of Beasts, also, for variety and surprise.
In general I think you are making a good choice as Paizo has superior adventures and NPCs and 5e is a wonderful system.
I really appreciate that in addition to the hard bound, I also am getting a PDF and the pawns. This standard, set by Paizo, is nice to see in 5th edition by Kobold Press.
I wish WoTC understood how important it is to support their books in this way.
I am very Impressed with these monsters and highly recommend this book.
Garrett Guillotte wrote:
It might be worth noting that the Italian community site 5clone works closely with Giochi Uniti, and co-hosts the official Italian PRD with Giochi Uniti. There's also an Italian wiki named Golarion Insider that translates content from PathfinderWiki and d20PFSRD.
Given that that Golarion has edged out FR as my favorite setting, it is natural that I would set my first 5th Ed campaign there. I am running Princes of The Apocalypse and wanted the rich NPCs, gods, and setting details that Paizo excels at. As much as WoTC talks about story being important, I have yet to see it done well in their products. I hope someday they partner with Paizo in writing some 5th Ed APs because I plan to keep playing with the 5th Ed rule set for a long long time.
I've located the four cult facilities (referred to as the “Haunted Keeps”) in Kear Maga:
I then located the four elemental temples in the Undercity. This arangment, all within the same city, simplified making this truly sandbox. If you look at a map of Kear Maga you'll see that if the cults succeed and open the gate it will rip the city in two from bellow. The morally challenged nature of this city has proven a rich backdrop for this AP.
I located temple of the Elder Eye in Crystalrock. I turned it into an elemental magic temple of The All-Seeing Eye, Nethys (replacing, with similar name the Elder Elemental Eye as the main God behind the scene). I then replaced the four princes with the Elemental Lords (see inner sea world guide p.233):
I then needed to explain what PotA does not: why were those four legendary weapons created and why do the PCs care? My solution was to use "Shadowcount Sial” from the Korvosa Crimson Crown AP. In summary, Sail forced the dwarfs of Janderhoff to forge them. In a contractual agreement with Nethys, Sail exchanged them for the location of some Kazavon artifacts. An agent of Desna is then the cause of Sail to see the error of his beliefs, converting him to LG alignment, turning his back on Zon-Kuthon. However, with Sail having the Mark of Zon-Kuthan, he is now blind and in pain. I located him in The Flickering Tower in HighSide Stacks. His guilt and desire to stop The All Seeing Eye's plan to erupt Kear Maga in a fountain of Elemental Magic, form him as an NPC that can motivate and aid PCs to complete their mission.
This is a work in progress with the campaign is still in the early stages. If there's interest I'll add more detail and I welcome other ideas.
Sean K Reynolds wrote:
Hey Sean!Even if you were bored, I really do think that Inner Sea Gods was a masterpiece. You should be proud of all you did for Paizo. I hope WoTC has you working on some 5th Ed material.
This blog post has wet my appetite for Emerald Spire (I had previously planned on ignoring this adventure).
The village of Hommlet (T1) is my all time favorite adventure. I learned my craft as a DM/GM running it over and over. Ended up having to create my own Temple of Elemental Evil as it took many years for T1-4 to come out, which was also a good learning experience (and I prefer my take on it, naturally).
Mike Welham wrote:
I did see the spark in you. And while the last round was the only one I didn't vote for you, I feel a special happiness in your victory. I look forward with a scence of ownership (for lack of a better word) to buying your first RPG product. The nature of this compition is truly special.Best of luck to you, Mike!
I am extremely happy about the choice of guests!
May I suggest the authors engage in a pre-CON signing activity of all the hard bound RotRL's expected to be sold at Piazocon and also given to Tier-1 GMs? This would be faster, prevent a long lined signing event, and encourage people to buy it at PiazoCON.
As a Tier-1 GM, I will not have the time to stand in line for such a signing.
@Gorbacz and Anguish: I understand your opinion on this matter; it is the same as my initial one when I heard about this fund. In fact the idea of a statue seemed silly.
Paizo is the present and future of DnD. Their logo should be associated with this project (IMHO). I just hope they remember to put secret compartment or lever in it (check for traps!!). Not my place to tell them how to spend their money; this was just a nudge hoping they would consider.
Clark Peterson wrote:
There was a time when Wizards would have done this kind of a contest. Here's hoping they find their way back to being that kind of company again as they were when Ryan and Peter and Lisa and company worked there.
Agreed, I was too flippant. It just saddens me how badly Hasbro has mismanaged the D&D brand.
I do feel that Paizo has done an impressive job of understanding this market and delivering consistent quality product.
Hey now, your a SuperStar
Somebody once told me Superstar is gonna roll me
Well the rounds start coming and they don't stop coming
So much to write so much to rewrite
Hey now you're a SuperStar, get your game on - go write