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Pathfinder Adventure Path #37: Souls for Smuggler's Shiv (Serpent's Skull 1 of 6) (PFRPG)

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Chapter 1: "Souls for Smuggler’s Shiv"
by James Jacobs

Only the Strong Survive

A deadly storm shipwrecks the passengers and crew of the Jenivere upon infamous Smuggler’s Shiv, an island off the coast of the jungle realm of Sargava. If they’re to have any hope of escaping the notorious pirates’ graveyard, the survivors will need to band together to outwit the isle’s strange beasts and legendary menaces. But can the PCs unite the swift-to-squabble castaways, especially when several seem to have mysterious goals of their own? And does Smuggler’s Shiv hide secrets even deadlier than its desperate denizens?

    This volume of Pathfinder Adventure Path launches the Serpent’s Skull Adventure Path and includes:
  • “Souls for Smuggler’s Shiv,” a Pathfinder RPG adventure for 1st-level characters, by James Jacobs.
  • A detailed look at the personalities marooned on Smuggler’s Shiv, by James Jacobs.
  • Revelations into the history, ways, and world-spanning schemes of the serpentfolk, by Clinton Boomer.
  • An introduction to the wisdom and dangers of the jungle in the Pathfinder’s Journal, by Robin Laws.
  • Five new monsters, by James Jacobs and F. Wesley Schneider.

Pathfinder Adventure Path is Paizo Publishing's monthly 96-page, perfect-bound, full-color softcover book printed on high-quality paper. 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. Pathfinder Adventure Path volumes use the Open Game License and work with both the Pathfinder RPG and the standard 3.5 fantasy RPG rules set.

ISBN–13: 978-1-60125-254-8

Note: This product is part of the Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscription.

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Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber
Wolfthulhu wrote:
Nah, it doesn't have a High Seas feel at all. As (Ninja) James said, the opening scene is PCs realizing they are stranded on an island. There is some prologue type stuff that happens before the shipwreck, but that's it.

Yeah, that's what I was referring to but I could've phrased it a bit (a lot!) better. :D

Liberty's Edge

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

This first installment of the Serpent's Skull looks very nice. I just got the PDF, and can't wait to run it with my players. I have one question, though.

The prologue states: "If your players are using the Serpent’s Skull Player’s Guide (available as a free PDF download from paizo.com)..."

This booklet is not yet available, is it? If so, my Paizo-browsing skill needs more ranks. :-)


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber

It has been stated that the Serpent's Skull Player's Guide will be out for the first day of GenCon at the latest, the official release day of Pathfinder #37.

RPG Superstar 2009, Contributor

Very awesome serpentfolk art in this one! Two thumbs up! And seeing as how I'm still working on the final adventure (which has a LOT of serpentfolk in it), this is great inspiration! Timely even! :-)

Dark Archive

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

Yeah the serpentfolk artwork is awesome. Very inspiring stuff.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Ravenmantle wrote:
Yeah the serpentfolk artwork is awesome. Very inspiring stuff.

I'm not going to whine that my AP suscription isn't in yet, because I woke up to my APG this morning. :p Still... I'm looking forward to it. :)


Still pending...

:(


Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Yeah, missing the player's guide too...thanks for clearing that up as I hadn't seen the post noting when it would be available. Got notice to download #36 and #37 as well as the APG last night (all good looking stuff).
M

Paizo Employee Creative Director

mearrin69 wrote:

Yeah, missing the player's guide too...thanks for clearing that up as I hadn't seen the post noting when it would be available. Got notice to download #36 and #37 as well as the APG last night (all good looking stuff).

M

The price you pay for getting a product before it's official ship date is that you get to wait for things like player's guides. I have the laid out version of it sitting on my desk right now; we're HOPING to get it online by this time next week or sooner... but we'll see.

Liberty's Edge

Thanks James and know the wait will be worth it as all the AP's.

I got a group ready for this as this is the first time DMing.

Thanks again for great products and you got my vote for the ennime .


The first book seems interesting. It will require some prep, but it's worth it. My only issue(not negative), is that I just started KM, I want to finish AoW, and now I want to do this one.

You guys need to lay off the quality adventures so I won't have to choose. If you put out some garbage I can easily say "nope, not that one".

Scarab Sages

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

Can somebody clarify if a "Serpent's Skull Player's Guide" PDF will be released for this Adventure Path?

Paizo Employee Developer , Dedicated Voter 2014

Tarrintino wrote:
Can somebody clarify if a "Serpent's Skull Player's Guide" PDF will be released for this Adventure Path?

It will, but it is not ready yet.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Tarrintino wrote:
Can somebody clarify if a "Serpent's Skull Player's Guide" PDF will be released for this Adventure Path?

We're very close to the Player's Guide being ready for the web. It's not scheduled to go live until PF 37's actual release date next Thursday, but it looks like we'll be likely to get it online a lot sooner than that. Stay tuned!

EDIT: Corrected a typo.


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber
James Jacobs wrote:
Tarrintino wrote:
Can somebody clarify if a "Serpent's Skull Player's Guide" PDF will be released for this Adventure Path?
We're very close to the Player's Guide being ready for the web. It's not scheduled to go live until PF 39's actual release date next Thursday, but it looks like we'll be likely to get it online a lot sooner than that. Stay tuned!

I'm certain James means Pathfinder #37, not 39, before anyone is shocked by this ...

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Zaister wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Tarrintino wrote:
Can somebody clarify if a "Serpent's Skull Player's Guide" PDF will be released for this Adventure Path?
We're very close to the Player's Guide being ready for the web. It's not scheduled to go live until PF 39's actual release date next Thursday, but it looks like we'll be likely to get it online a lot sooner than that. Stay tuned!
I'm certain James means Pathfinder #37, not 39, before anyone is shocked by this ...

Correct. I'm actually WORKING on Pathfinder #39 right now, which is kind of being a troubled child, so it's weighing heavy on my brain whenever I mention anything Serpent's Skull related.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber
James Jacobs wrote:


Correct. I'm actually WORKING on Pathfinder #39 right now, which is kind of being a troubled child, so it's weighing heavy on my brain whenever I mention anything Serpent's Skull related.

Any major problems with #39 ? Should we expect a delay ?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Gorbacz wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:


Correct. I'm actually WORKING on Pathfinder #39 right now, which is kind of being a troubled child, so it's weighing heavy on my brain whenever I mention anything Serpent's Skull related.
Any major problems with #39 ? Should we expect a delay ?

It should still ship in the correct month... just probably closer to the end of that month than we were shooting for.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Gorbacz wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:


Correct. I'm actually WORKING on Pathfinder #39 right now, which is kind of being a troubled child, so it's weighing heavy on my brain whenever I mention anything Serpent's Skull related.
Any major problems with #39 ? Should we expect a delay ?

I should, I suppose, note that a volume of Pathfinder being a "troubled child" is not the same as me saying "OMG DISASTER!"

We're smack in the middle of Pathfinder #39's production schedule. It'll probably be a week or so late to the printer due to Gen Con, but as of right now, despite the fact that it's being a pill, we should be able to get it out more or less on time anyway.

Liberty's Edge

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

James - Great work on this one! I have devoured this one from head to tail, and it did not disappoint. I am really looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Maps Subscriber
James Jacobs wrote:
He'll be doing all of the Serpent's Skull covers, for one. And beyond that, I suspect he'll be doing more covers as well. He's quite good.

I got this over the weekend and after the initial box dig, I found myself staring at this cover. This was the first AP cover art, where I wanted to know exactly who did it. I found it awesomely detailed and just right. Good find Paizo!

Dark Archive

any recommendations for a good boat design to use for the wrecked jenivere??

RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16, 2011 Top 32, 2012 Top 4

Another Screen Name wrote:

any recommendations for a good boat design to use for the wrecked jenivere??

I used the top deck of the pirate ship from the GameMastery Boats & Ships map pack, then I drew a partial below deck on our battlemat. I assumed the rest of the ship was either submerged or an impassible, tangled wreck.

It worked just fine during our tabletop game.

Dark Archive

Tom Qadim wrote:
Another Screen Name wrote:

any recommendations for a good boat design to use for the wrecked jenivere??

I used the top deck of the pirate ship from the GameMastery Boats & Ships map pack, then I drew a partial below deck on our battlemat. I assumed the rest of the ship was either submerged or an impassible, tangled wreck.

It worked just fine during our tabletop game.

thanks, as i will have it tommorrow through amazon


So, it pretty much appears that the Minneapolis-St. Paul area was not shipped this issue. When the biggest game store in the area doesn't get it, you know there's a problem. Any comment?

Paizo Employee Creative Director

wspatterson wrote:
So, it pretty much appears that the Minneapolis-St. Paul area was not shipped this issue. When the biggest game store in the area doesn't get it, you know there's a problem. Any comment?

Sounds to me like an error at the distributor level? We don't actually ship direct to stores, so if a region got "left out" of a shipping, that error would happen with the distributor—FLGS should contact their distributor to see what's up.


Does anyone else see the inspriation taken from the Dark Tower Drawing of Three for the first encounter?

Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion , Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Removed a post. Please post civilly.

Star Voter 2013

Shot in the dark here, but I'm about to run this campaign and I'm not sure where I should post this.

Anyways, I'm setting up the players and was curious about where's the destination port when the adventure begins? Is the ship heading to Eleder when the adventure begins? Or is it just after leaving Eleder? The book implies that someone could of left from the port of Eleder also.

Just trying to figure out player motivation on ultimate destinations and such.

Marathon Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber
JDNYC wrote:

Shot in the dark here, but I'm about to run this campaign and I'm not sure where I should post this.

Anyways, I'm setting up the players and was curious about where's the destination port when the adventure begins? Is the ship heading to Eleder when the adventure begins? Or is it just after leaving Eleder? The book implies that someone could of left from the port of Eleder also.

Just trying to figure out player motivation on ultimate destinations and such.

Have you tried the Skull & Shackles forum?

I haven't read S&S, so I can't comment on it too much, but I would hazard a guess there's lots of commentary in there.


Hey guys! I just bought the softcover edition.

I'm curious and I want the earnest feedback from my fellow fans of Paizo's excellent cartography...

How should i handle maps? Seriously. they're going to be moving across a large area.

Should I provide them with the map?

Should I buy the map pack?

Should I have them draw it up?

Should I abstract everything?

And what did you do?

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