Pathfinder Chronicles: Gazetteer (OGL)

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Pathfinder Chronicles: Gazetteer (OGL)
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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.

Written by Erik Mona and Jason Bulmahn.
Cover Art by Steve Prescott.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-077-3

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****( )

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).


Lots of body, little head.

*****

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.


was good, could be better

****( )

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.


P-L-A-Y-E-R H-A-N-D-O-U-T ($17.99)

*****

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.


A Players Resource for a New World!

*****

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.


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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Will this gazetteer repeat the content in the Pathfinder adventure paths? I love all the Pathfinder stuff but not as much as to pay for reprinted material... Keep up the great work!


Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

No, it is not reprinted material.


This is coming in May?

What happened to the 15th?

Dark Archive

Noooooooooo!!!
Why has it been delayed, guys? I was sooo looking forward to ordering it.

Liberty's Edge

May!

Now I am a sad elephant.


Awww, damn. May. Oh well, these things happen I guess. I'm just glad I had the forsight to get the UPS delivery option. 1 week Australian delivery FTW!


They have not yet replied!

Evil, evil.

Maybe they're teasing us.


Kruelaid wrote:

This is coming in May?

What happened to the 15th?

ME! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


When? When? When? When? When? When? When? When? When? When? When? When?

Paizo Employee Franchise Manager

Kruelaid wrote:
When? When? When? When? When? When? When? When? When? When? When? When?

Word from the chat tonight is that it is in fact delayed til May. At least we have AR2 to keep us busy.

Dark Archive

yoda8myhead wrote:
Kruelaid wrote:
When? When? When? When? When? When? When? When? When? When? When? When?
Word from the chat tonight is that it is in fact delayed til May. At least we have AR2 to keep us busy.

May is next week... Did they say when in May?

Paizo Employee Franchise Manager

Atrocious wrote:
May is next week... Did they say when in May?

James didn't say, but I had forgotten how close to May we are. Perhaps the situation isn't as dire as I originally thought. I can wait a week.


To work in tandem with Kruelaid in the other thread...

HEY VIC!

Get away from those Vegas Poker Tables with Mike S., and tell us when this beast is really going!


yoda8myhead wrote:
I can wait a week.

I can wait a year. CAN.

But I WANT it NOW.


Is it ready yet?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

It has safely arrived in the warehouse now, but Pathfinder 9 is about to appear as well, so they'll be shipping together next week.

Silver Crusade

Yup, just got my email confirm regarding both this & Pf #9.

Sweet!!

RM


How soon will there be a pdf version available?


Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

About the same time that it's avaiable in stores - in another week or so...


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

Just flipped through the PDF. Very cool stuff!

Will the poster map be a separate download as with the Guide to Korvosa?


I Don't see a map in the PDF - is there a map with this product??
Seams like a Gazetteer should contain a map...


JM wrote:

I Don't see a map in the PDF - is there a map with this product??

Seams like a Gazetteer should contain a map...

I expect that Paizo will have this corrected shortly. Yes?

Liberty's Edge

D1.5 Revenge of the Kobold king? Interesting reference.


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Legends Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
Robert Maughan wrote:
D1.5 Revenge of the Kobold king? Interesting reference.

Ooooh... good catch!

EDIT: I'm hazarding a guess: Free RPG Day 2008.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Riley wrote:
JM wrote:

I Don't see a map in the PDF - is there a map with this product??

Seams like a Gazetteer should contain a map...
I expect that Paizo will have this corrected shortly. Yes?

Already did! Repersonalize and redownload, if you didn't get the map first time. (Sorry!)

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Zaister wrote:
Robert Maughan wrote:
D1.5 Revenge of the Kobold king? Interesting reference.

Ooooh... good catch!

EDIT: I'm hazarding a guess: Free RPG Day 2008.

An excellent hazarding!


Is there any way to get the MAP pdf if you are not a Chronicles subscriber? I've bought the product and I don't want to subscribe to everything in Chronicles. But the pdf map sounds very useful.

Any chance?

Dark Archive Contributor

BryonD wrote:

Is there any way to get the MAP pdf if you are not a Chronicles subscriber? I've bought the product and I don't want to subscribe to everything in Chronicles. But the pdf map sounds very useful.

Any chance?

You cannot get a Map PDF separate from the whole shebang. However, once the Gaz hits its street date you can purchase the PDF with the map in it. As a subscriber you get 15% off the PDF once it hits.

There ya have it!

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Jacob Burgess wrote:

You cannot get a Map PDF separate from the whole shebang. However, once the Gaz hits its street date you can purchase the PDF with the map in it. As a subscriber you get 15% off the PDF once it hits.

There ya have it!

I'm disappointed, you didn't harumph or anything! ;)


Got mine in the post today. It'll take a while to digest, but so far quite interesting.


Jacob Burgess wrote:

However, once the Gaz hits its street date you can purchase the PDF with the map in it. As a subscriber you get 15% off the PDF once it hits.

There ya have it!

What is the street date?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

BryonD wrote:
Jacob Burgess wrote:

However, once the Gaz hits its street date you can purchase the PDF with the map in it. As a subscriber you get 15% off the PDF once it hits.

There ya have it!

What is the street date?

May 14.


Thanks

Sovereign Court

I have to say that the Gazetteer is definitely worth it. It took me about two days to read through it. Read most of it on Thursday and finished it up today. It was too bad I was running RotRL on Saturday cause I would have had it finished yesterday ;)

The map is awesome as is the races section, the class mods, and deities section.

Great work Erik & Jason!

Trent Slabaugh
Infinet Media & Design
DigitalDungeonCast.com

Sovereign Court

I agree. Totally worth it. If fact, you might want get more than one, as this if perfect for passing out to your players. It's a great overview of the worth.

Trent [the other one]

Sovereign Court

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

What is the symbol on p41 please?

Also, am I right to think the flags on p30 and 53 are Cheliax & Shackles, respectively and the picture on p37 is a representation of Sovyrian Stone?

Cheers

Jason

Grand Lodge

How big is the pull out poster? Want to get an idea of how much space I need to make on my wall! ;)


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Modules, Tales Subscriber

Just read through my copy this weekend, and can't say enough (good things) about it! Wonderful. Echoes of Greyhawk/Oerth, echoes of Earth, and lots of other fine stuff thrown in there to encompass different play styles, different types of fantasy, etc. Considering this covers only most of 1 hemisphere (as far as I can tell from the map and book's descriptions) of Golarion--not to mention the tantalizing hints about the 2 nearby planets--and you've got the campaign setting of a lifetime.

Now I just need to survive until August to see the massive hardback campaign setting, and all this wonderful material fleshed out even more.

Thank you Erik, Jason, and all the Paizo crew who worked on this.


I'm very pleased with the gazetteer and am going to use it when I start my 4E campaign this summer. I posted this question in the thread gazetteer thread below but no one's answered; how do you pronounce Cheliax? Is it Chel-e-ax, CHEL-e-aa, or Chel-e-az?

Regards,

V

Sczarni

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber

SO I was reading through the #pathfinder thread again and I came across Eric saying if a certain number of gazeteers sold, he would entertain the Idea of a globe.... did enough sell?

Paizo Employee Franchise Manager

Cpt_kirstov wrote:

SO I was reading through the #pathfinder thread again and I came across Eric saying if a certain number of gazeteers sold, he would entertain the Idea of a globe.... did enough sell?

If not, sign me up for a few more. A globe of Golarion is top on my list of dream products.

Dark Archive Contributor

Fleanetha wrote:
What is the symbol on p41 please?

That is a medallion given to those who serve in Mendev against the demons of the Worldwound.

Fleanetha wrote:
Also, am I right to think the flags on p30 and 53 are Cheliax & Shackles, respectively and the picture on p37 is a representation of Sovyrian Stone?

Cheliax and the Sodden Lands. Page 37 is an elf gate.

Hsuperman wrote:
How big is the pull out poster? Want to get an idea of how much space I need to make on my wall! ;)

It's a four-panel poster (meaning it's the size of four 8-1/2 x 11 sheets).


Oh Wow! I've been buying Pathfinder products since they first started arriving at the game/book store where I work! This one is well above anything I've seen like it in years...The closest sourcebook that I have sampled was the original Kalamar atlas, and that was a while ago: Version 3.0 if that says anything! The Gazetteer reminds me of the old Gazetteers from Basic D&D rules fame. For those of you who remember, I still wish I could find them somewhere, but Pathfinder feels like I'm back home! I hope you folks can keep it coming! My group is really enjoying the first adventure path, although they're taking their good old time completeing anything! (it seems to me they're having too much fun with the encounters in Sandpoint to leave on adventure!)

This world has everything! I fully intend to start writing a campaign for the River Kingdoms/Ustalav ending up most likely in the Worldwound or Belkzan! That region feels like a good home for me, so if there are any towns/city maps out there for those regions, I'd love to see them!

Above and beyond Folks!!!!!!! Thank You!


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

Our distributor still doesn't have this title. Is there a problem with the book or is this just a glitch somewhere downstream of you guys?

Paizo Employee Chief Creative Officer, Publisher

Who is your distributor? The book has been out for a while, now.


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

We get Paizo product from Ingram Book Company. Other retailers have had the book on the shelf for a while, but Ingram hasn't even received it yet.

Paizo Employee Chief Creative Officer, Publisher

Near as I can tell from checking Diamond's database, Diamond (from whom Ingram orders the books) has more than 500 in stock, and has for some time. It does appear that Ingram has an "invoice pending" for 30 copies, which I think means that the fulfillment of that order is in progress.

I know for a fact that Diamond has the books in stock, so you should be able to get them from Ingram shortly, if not immediately.

Paizo Employee Chief Creative Officer, Publisher

Mike McArtor wrote:


Fleanetha wrote:
Also, am I right to think the flags on p30 and 53 are Cheliax & Shackles, respectively and the picture on p37 is a representation of Sovyrian Stone?

Cheliax and the Sodden Lands. Page 37 is an elf gate.

In fact, the flag is supposed to be the pirate flag of the Shackles (at least according to the art order), but Mike, dread editor of the hardcover, may have pulled a switcheroo.

The Sodden Lands doesn't so much need a flag, as it is a couple of nations that basically no longer exist.

But YMMV.


Mark Rennick wrote:

... The Gazetteer reminds me of the old Gazetteers from Basic D&D rules fame...That region feels like a good home for me, so if there are any towns/city maps out there for those regions, I'd love to see them!

Above and beyond Folks!!!!!!! Thank You!

Heheh it seems you read my mind!! I know theres a gazetteer of Korvosa, but is it likely that thre will be gazetteers of each individual nation (Can't wait for Geb if there is!) I'm sure there is that plan in the long term butI was also curious if theres a rough timeline for publishing these? Like maybe one every 6 months or something??

EDIT:
Scratch that! I've just taken another look at the products page and ity appears to be roughly every other month.


And how does the distribution work with Amazon.com?

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