From the frozen wastes of the witch-queen to the scorching deserts of Osirion, explore the world of Pathfinder and the GameMastery Modules like never before. This 64-page full-color gazetteer contains information about all of the major kingdoms and cities of the Pathfinder Chronicles world, including Absalom, Cheliax, Varisia, and much more. A poster map of the world details never-before-revealed locations, and allows readers to put Pathfinder Adventure Paths and GameMastery Modules into a single exciting context. The guide also includes information on deities, races, classes, and monsters unique to the setting. The Pathfinder Chronicles Gazetteer is compatible with the world’s most popular roleplaying game, but adapts easily to other game systems.
Mesmo hoje em dia ele já estando obsoleto devido a suas versões mais completas, ele ainda é o menor e mais barato livro que dá um panorama geral do cenário para quem apenas quer conhecer (embora uma versão menor para jogadores tenha sido lançada, estamos falando de conhecimento para mestres). Muitas das sua informações continuam valendo, tendo seu conteúdo apenas ampliado e mais detalhado, e tambem possui informações para quem joga com as regras do 3.5E. Seu lado ruim é que faltou uma certa maturidade que só foi alcançada mais tarde e portanto algumas informações não estão bem organizadas ou não possuem espaço suficiente dando uma impressão de que foi feito as pressas (não existe nenhum mapa dentro do livro) . Golarion pode ser um cenário feito apenas para juntar os locais onde se passam as adventures paths, mas é um bom cenário que ainda pode crescer em popularidade embora não possua nenhuma característica única exclusiva (e até cópia vários elementos de outros cenários), mas é bem feito e bem detalhado e dá uma visão mais adulta e madura sobre os velhos chavões da fantasia (sem falar da enorme quantidade de fan-service).
Sorry this is not a beer review. The only issue I have with this book is the image of the Andoran man on the back cover and at the Andoran nation entry. I just don't get it. Other than the man's tiny head the art in the book is top-shelf.
I find myself going back to this book again and again. It is an excellent introduction to the Inner Sea. I now have the comprehensive Inner Sea World Guide (another great tome), but lugging that book around to game days and conventions is a pain (literally). With the Pathfinder Chronicles: Gazetteer it fits nicely in my book bag and has everything I need to show players what they need to know about the Inner Sea. Class and race descriptions (including the human sub-races), languages, deities, a world map, descriptions of each nation, a time-line of the past 10,000 years. It even has info on the days of the week and months.
This book will certainly tide you over until you can save up for the Inner Sea World Guide. And once you have that massive tome, this book will still serve you well as a traveling companion.
This campaign guide could easily have filled a book three times this size. There is just no way that a setting as complex as Osirion can be covered in 32 pages. What is in these 32 pages will definitely make you want to adventure in the desert. Expanding this setting with the book "Sandstorm" will give your campaign legs.
Awesome. The art for "Andoran Guy" leaves a bit to talk about, but not having enough money to buy the CS let me buy this book and I am happy I did. I can still buy the CS later, but I have a "read this first before making your character" handout that makes total sense. Short and sweet. I wanted more maps of each nation, or at least each region, but I can cope without 'em. I have to say though that there are editing problems that are consistent with the whole line of Pathfinder products. I don't want the job, and I can understand a few mistakes sneaking in, but overall I have been dissappointed(?) with editing. Maybe some web-enhancement/errata pages to help? So what. It's an observation, not codemnation. Well worth it for any player in Golarion. I especially liked the way the poster map was secured to the back cover, no more torn perfs, just a small (very minor) mark if you know where to look. Just work on the editing all around. Slow down, don't be afraid of taking an afternoon stroll around the building and forgetting for a moment about having to meet that deadline on Wednesday. Worth the purchase. 5 STARS. Thanks Paizo.
I bought the Gazeteer before the Campaign Setting was released and am glad I did. I may not have bought it otherwise.
The Gazeteer is a succinct and easy to use guide to the world of Golarion. This is an excellent resource for players to gain a feel of their new world without bogging them down in too much material.
GMs will find this book as useful if not more so than the Campaign Setting. In a smaller, more easily accessible compact book, it makes looking up inspirational material easy and fast. For general questions about the setting I tend to reach for the Gazeteer first.