Pathfinder #1—Rise of the Runelords Chapter 1: "Burnt Offerings"—Alternate Cover (OGL)

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This special alternate-cover edition was initially available only at Gen Con Indy 2007, and is now a paizo.com exclusive!

Note: This alternate cover edition is not automatically included with ongoing Pathfinder subscriptions. Subscribers interested in this cover should order this item separately.

Chapter 1: "Burnt Offerings"
by James Jacobs

The Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path begins in the small coastal town of Sandpoint. In a time when rumors of rampaging dragons and massing armies of giants have everyone on edge, the people of Sandpoint eagerly anticipate the coming festival to commemorate the consecration of a new temple. Yet, at the height of the ceremony, disaster strikes. A band of goblins assaults Sandpoint, and it falls to the heroes to defend the new temple.

In the days that follow, a mysterious malady that leaves its victims monstrously deformed and dangerously insane spreads through the town. The PCs must not only determine what’s causing this strange contagion, but also discover the sinister connection between the plague, the goblin attacks, and the emergence of a strange rune from an empire thought to be long dead.

This volume of Pathfinder also includes extensive details on the town of Sandpoint, several new monsters, and information on the mysterious ancient empire of Thassilon, whose cruel and despotic rulers may not be as dead as history would have us believe.

For characters of 1st to 3rd level.

Pathfinder is Paizo Publishing's 96-page, perfect-bound, full-color softcover Adventure Path book printed on high-quality paper that releases in a monthly volume. Each volume is brought to you by the same staff which brought you Dragon and Dungeon magazines for over five years. It contains an in-depth Adventure Path scenario, stats for about a half-dozen new monsters, and several support articles meant to give Game Masters additional material to expand their campaign. Because Pathfinder uses the Open Game License, it is 100% compatible with the 3.5 edition of the world's most popular fantasy roleplaying game.

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We Be Goblins! You Be Food!

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Due to a mix up, I was very late in getting this, the first Adventure Path. But I have to say it plays like a dream; my players are hooked. Check out my full review: Burnt Offerings


Cover usefulness

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The alternate cover becomes very useful from the get go. The figure standing there with the flaming glaive is mentioned in this book and many others of the series. Get it while you can.


Well thought out.

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I am currently running a 4th lvl party through this adventure, tweaked with nastier bulked up enemies of course, it is a solid, well thought out run. This path will likely keep my party on the edge of there chairs for many sessions.


Burnt Offerings

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I haven't read it but I'm playing in it on a pbp and having a lot of fun. Cool twist on goblins, and a quasit that JUST WON'T DIE!!!
I hate quasits now.
Good times!!!


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Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Legends Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Will this be available to order after GenCon? Possibly signed? If so, sign me up!


Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I certainly hope it will be available.

Scarab Sages

I would assume (always dangerous) that if there are any left after Gen Con, they will be offered for sale. The alternative is to just keep them (or throw them away, I suppose), and that's a big waste of product.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Anything left after the show—and we do plan to have some left—will be offered for sale after we get back.


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Legends Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
Vic Wertz wrote:
Anything left after the show—and we do plan to have some left—will be offered for sale after we get back.

Cool! Will you be able to get those signed?

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Maps, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Now that WotC has announced they are going to a 4th Edition ruleset in 2008, will the Pathfinder campaign be converting too, or starting off in V3.5? Personally, I wouldn't mind if it stayed in V3.5 the entire series. There's quite a few of us not to happy about yet another ruleset change.

Dark Archive Contributor

Aristodeimos wrote:
Now that WotC has announced they are going to a 4th Edition ruleset in 2008, will the Pathfinder campaign be converting too, or starting off in V3.5? Personally, I wouldn't mind if it stayed in V3.5 the entire series. There's quite a few of us not to happy about yet another ruleset change.

The first two Adventure Paths will be 3.5 (even though 4th edition will be out before the second one ends). Beyond that, we have not yet made any decisions.


Mike McArtor wrote:
Aristodeimos wrote:
Now that WotC has announced they are going to a 4th Edition ruleset in 2008, will the Pathfinder campaign be converting too, or starting off in V3.5? Personally, I wouldn't mind if it stayed in V3.5 the entire series. There's quite a few of us not to happy about yet another ruleset change.
The first two Adventure Paths will be 3.5 (even though 4th edition will be out before the second one ends). Beyond that, we have not yet made any decisions.

And that, IMO, is the right way to go about it.


Zaister wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
Anything left after the show—and we do plan to have some left—will be offered for sale after we get back.
Cool! Will you be able to get those signed?

Good question. That's what I'm wondering.

It's cool that there's a chance (other than eBay) to get the alternate cover for those of us who can't make it to GenCon, but signed copies would be even cooler.


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Any idea on when will this alternate cover issue be available for purchase? Tomorrow, maybe? :-P

Paizo Employee Senior Software Developer

It's available for purchase now. Supplies are extremely limited -- we sold out what we took to Gen Con.

Scarab Sages

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Card Game, Cards, Companion, Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber
Gary Teter wrote:
It's available for purchase now. Supplies are extremely limited -- we sold out what we took to Gen Con.

Got mine... (evil chuckle)...


Aloha! What exactly do I get for $19.99? Is that a subscription or just the first book?

Sovereign Court

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber

Just the first book with a limited alternate cover... (hrhr ... already placed an order)


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Will a PDF for this alternate cover issue will also be available for download? Will it be included with the order of the print copy?
Thank you!

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

The only thing different about this version is the cover image on the front and the ISBN/UPC on the back. So there's not a lot of point in a PDF version....

Dark Archive

why is the Pathfinder Journal Chapter black and white in my issue?


It was B&W for everyone in the first one. It was supposed to be a sepia tone, but there was a communication error and it was left B&W. See Pathfinders #2 and up for the standard format for that section.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Joshua J. Frost wrote:
It was B&W for everyone in the first one. It was supposed to be a sepia tone, but there was a communication error and it was left B&W. See Pathfinders #2 and up for the standard format for that section.

By the way, we have fewer than 75 copies of this cover left. And when it's gone, it's gone!


I received my first edition of the pathfinder adventure path and I must say, AWESOME! The color and quality of content is far superior to any other module I have ever seen. And for the price it is truly a bargain.

Scarab Sages

signed would be way cool, and I would pay extra to see that. It seems only right being the the first Pathfinder AP every made and all.

The Exchange

Chambodian wrote:
signed would be way cool, and I would pay extra to see that. It seems only right being the the first Pathfinder AP every made and all.

I think Id buy a signed one.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Vic Wertz wrote:
By the way, we have fewer than 75 copies of this cover left. And when it's gone, it's gone!

It's down to 30 now...

Dark Archive

What are the number left on the other issues?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

David Wickham wrote:
What are the number left on the other issues?

We have fewer than 100 copies each of 1, 3, 5 and 6 right now, but unlike this special cover, we will probably reprint those. (2 has been out of stock for a while, but the reprint should be arriving any day.)

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Maps, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

Anybody have a copy of this alternate cover AP that they are willing to part with? If so, e-mail me with condition, and price.

Liberty's Edge

edmud wrote:

Anybody have a copy of this alternate cover AP that they are willing to part with? If so, e-mail me with condition, and price.

One well be for sale at Gencon in the auction store along with every other adventure path and campaign line.

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