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Pathfinder Player Companion: Humans of Golarion (PFRPG)

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Brave, cunning, and adaptable, humanity dominates the countries of the Inner Sea. Discover the legendary history and secret ambitions of humankind, the most populous race of the Pathfinder campaign setting. With the potential to do anything they set their minds to, humans have become unrivaled heroes, infamous villains, and even deities—and now the course of humanity’s future is in your hands. Learn of the varied and distinctive ethnicities of humankind, from rugged Ulfen vikings and scheming Chelish diplomats to noble Garundi travelers and mysterious Tian merchants, and master the unique skills and traditions they use to face the dangers of a world that refuses to be tamed.

Humans of Golarion presents a player-friendly overview of the fantastical human cultures of the Pathfinder campaign setting, along with new rules and information to help players customize characters in both flavor and mechanics.

    Inside this book, you'll find:
  • Information on the physical traits, philosophies, traditions, histories, and cultures of humans—the most populous race in the Inner Sea
  • Insights on each of Golarion’s major human ethnicities, designed to help players create distinctive and exciting characters ready for any adventure
  • A detailed map charting the historical migration for the most common human ethnicities in the Inner Sea region
  • Revelations about Aroden, the fallen god of humankind
  • Notes on the lost empires of humanity, such as Azlant, Thassilon, the Jistka Imperium, Ancient Osirion, and more
  • New traits, spells, and weapons for each human culture

This Pathfinder Player Companion is set in the Pathfinder campaign setting and works best with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game or the 3.5 version of the world's oldest fantasy roleplaying game, but can easily be incorporated into any fantasy world.

Written by James Jacobs, Colin McComb, Sean K Reynolds, Amber Scott, and Larry Wilhelm

Each bimonthly 32-page Pathfinder Companion contains several player-focused articles exploring the volume’s theme as well as short articles with innovative new rules for social, magic, religious, and combat-focused characters, as well as traits to better anchor the player to the campaign.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-315-6

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Cheliax

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

Pfft humans get their own book? :)


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Modules Subscriber

Don't forget the Shoanti!


Wow! A book all about h-U-mans? Hmmm...

.-)

Paizo Employee Developer

Go humans! Rise up and conquer the world!

Oh, right. They already did.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Eric Tillemans wrote:
Don't forget the Shoanti!

I'm tempted to have everyone here get tattoos that say that.


I'd have preferred it if the different ethnicities had gotten a book of their own each, but barring that, this will definately do.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Modules Subscriber
James Jacobs wrote:
Eric Tillemans wrote:
Don't forget the Shoanti!
I'm tempted to have everyone here get tattoos that say that.

I hope that doesn't mean everyone forgot Shoanti in the (new) campaign setting book again.

Andoran

Half-breed?

Oh, no you di'nt!

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Eric Tillemans wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Eric Tillemans wrote:
Don't forget the Shoanti!
I'm tempted to have everyone here get tattoos that say that.
I hope that doesn't mean everyone forgot Shoanti in the (new) campaign setting book again.

Nope. The Shoanti are in the revised book. And even if they weren't there's still a LOT of time to fix things like that for the revised book (which is now not releasing until early next year).


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Modules Subscriber
James Jacobs wrote:
Nope. The Shoanti are in the revised book. And even if they weren't there's still a LOT of time to fix things like that for the revised book (which is now not releasing until early next year).

Excellent! Forget anything you hear I said about you.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Kajehase wrote:
I'd have preferred it if the different ethnicities had gotten a book of their own each, but barring that, this will definately do.

You realize that would have been 12 different books, yeah? And that at our current rate of 2 or so race books a year, it'd take us 6 years to get them all out?

Lumping them all into one book's the only sane option.

Contributor

James Jacobs wrote:
Lumping them all into one book's the only sane option.

Why start now? ;)


James Jacobs wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
I'd have preferred it if the different ethnicities had gotten a book of their own each, but barring that, this will definately do.

You realize that would have been 12 different books, yeah? And that at our current rate of 2 or so race books a year, it'd take us 6 years to get them all out?

Lumping them all into one book's the only sane option.

I'm a Wheel of Time fan. Six years waiting for a series to end is nothing. ;)

But yeah, I realise this way is ...smoother. Doesn't I can't dream, though.

Taldor

Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber
Kajehase wrote:

I'm a Wheel of Time fan. Six years waiting for a series to end is nothing. ;)

But yeah, I realise this way is ...smoother. Doesn't I can't dream, though.

At least you are not being "Mean" about it. :)


now when you say half-breeds what do you mean? tieflings?


Tim Statler wrote:
Kajehase wrote:

I'm a Wheel of Time fan. Six years waiting for a series to end is nothing. ;)

But yeah, I realise this way is ...smoother. Doesn't I can't dream, though.

At least you are not being "Mean" about it. :)

*facepalm*

I hate typing on the ipod. I think I've made more typos in two weeks than I did in the two previois years. Grrrrr

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
MerrikCale wrote:
now when you say half-breeds what do you mean? tieflings?

Half-elves and Half-orcs can get some options here. After all, they have some options in their non-human half's Companions as well (Elves of Golarion and Orcs of Golarion).

Andoran

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

As far as the Azlanti I thought that they were truy extint or have I missed something? Don't get me wrong, I would love to see them allowed as an "official" subrace. I am just confused as to them being extinct or not.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Kevida wrote:
As far as the Azlanti I thought that they were truy extint or have I missed something? Don't get me wrong, I would love to see them allowed as an "official" subrace. I am just confused as to them being extinct or not.

Or are they? hehe it would be fun to have the option to run them in a game whether they have moved underground, to a remote continent, or another plane. I would love some options with them.

Cheliax

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Kevida wrote:
As far as the Azlanti I thought that they were truy extint or have I missed something? Don't get me wrong, I would love to see them allowed as an "official" subrace. I am just confused as to them being extinct or not.

Pure Azlanti, yes. People of Azlanti blood, but with something else mixed in, not so much.

Andoran

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Enlight_Bystand wrote:
Kevida wrote:
As far as the Azlanti I thought that they were truy extint or have I missed something? Don't get me wrong, I would love to see them allowed as an "official" subrace. I am just confused as to them being extinct or not.
Pure Azlanti, yes. People of Azlanti blood, but with something else mixed in, not so much.

Well, the description has me believe that they (pure blood Azlanti) are being "fleshed out". I mean it may be an interpreation thing but that's how I am reading it.

Andoran

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Enlight_Bystand wrote:
Kevida wrote:
As far as the Azlanti I thought that they were truy extint or have I missed something? Don't get me wrong, I would love to see them allowed as an "official" subrace. I am just confused as to them being extinct or not.
Pure Azlanti, yes. People of Azlanti blood, but with something else mixed in, not so much.

To add to your comment. Most of us are aware of the mixed blood races (Taldnas, Chelaxians, etc) and that they exist. However, if you look at the description you'll see that Azlanti are listed seperately from one of the mixed races (Taldans). I am not trying to soung mean and if I come off as such then I apologize but I am merely trying to show you how I came to the concusion that I did.


Ya know, there is a difference between being direct descendants and being of mixed blood. We already know about the mixed blood ethnic groups, but maybe there is some old colony or something still out there where they are not mixed but are direct descendants and are pure blood. Maybe they are on another continent or on some previously unexplored island. After all, this book is called Humans of Golarion, not Humans of the Inner Sea. Plus, it comes out after the revised Inner Sea Campaign Guide, so we may get our answers in February and not have to wait til April. :)


Regarding the Azlanti, I suspect they will be like the ones mentioned in the ethnicities sections of the Campaign Setting and the Gazetteer - humans from various parts of the Inner Sea region who claim to be of more or less pure Azlanti descent. But it'd be cool if I'm wrong and we get to see some proper Azlanti.

Cheliax

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Kevida wrote:
Enlight_Bystand wrote:
Kevida wrote:
As far as the Azlanti I thought that they were truy extint or have I missed something? Don't get me wrong, I would love to see them allowed as an "official" subrace. I am just confused as to them being extinct or not.
Pure Azlanti, yes. People of Azlanti blood, but with something else mixed in, not so much.
To add to your comment. Most of us are aware of the mixed blood races (Taldnas, Chelaxians, etc) and that they exist. However, if you look at the description you'll see that Azlanti are listed seperately from one of the mixed races (Taldans). I am not trying to soung mean and if I come off as such then I apologize but I am merely trying to show you how I came to the concusion that I did.

In the present hardcover Campaign Setting there is a two page spread on Azlanti, which talks about the rare people who are strongly blooded enough to be distinct from the generic slush of the Taldans/Cheliaxians, or at least different enough to claim it. This is what I meant by 'People of Azlanti blood, but with something else mixed in.'

No need to apologize; I can see where the confusion could emerge. I probably should have expanded on my comment more.

Andoran

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Kajehase wrote:
Regarding the Azlanti, I suspect they will be like the ones mentioned in the ethnicities sections of the Campaign Setting and the Gazetteer - humans from various parts of the Inner Sea region who claim to be of more or less pure Azlanti descent. But it'd be cool if I'm wrong and we get to see some proper Azlanti.

It is ageed that, yes the various enticities are mentioned in the Campaign steeting and Gazetteer are "humans from various parts of the Inner Sea region who claim to be of more or less pure Azlanti descent."

However the description says, "Now, for the first time, the Pathfinder Player Companion delves into the history, culture, and ambitions of Golarion’s humans, from the near-extinct Azlanti and the decadent Taldans to the proud, primitive Kellids and Mwangi." This is what led me to think what I thought. Now you could very well be right but I have a hope, like you do, that we are going to get a write up on "proper Azlanti" :-)

Andoran

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Enlight_Bystand wrote:
Kevida wrote:
Enlight_Bystand wrote:
Kevida wrote:
As far as the Azlanti I thought that they were truy extint or have I missed something? Don't get me wrong, I would love to see them allowed as an "official" subrace. I am just confused as to them being extinct or not.
Pure Azlanti, yes. People of Azlanti blood, but with something else mixed in, not so much.
To add to your comment. Most of us are aware of the mixed blood races (Taldnas, Chelaxians, etc) and that they exist. However, if you look at the description you'll see that Azlanti are listed seperately from one of the mixed races (Taldans). I am not trying to soung mean and if I come off as such then I apologize but I am merely trying to show you how I came to the concusion that I did.

In the present hardcover Campaign Setting there is a two page spread on Azlanti, which talks about the rare people who are strongly blooded enough to be distinct from the generic slush of the Taldans/Cheliaxians, or at least different enough to claim it. This is what I meant by 'People of Azlanti blood, but with something else mixed in.'

No need to apologize; I can see where the confusion could emerge. I probably should have expanded on my comment more.

I just didn't want to come off as mean, arrogant or anything like that. I wouldn't be disappointed if "Pure" Azlanti aren't given a write-up as a possible PC class because I will get this book regardless. On the other hand, wouldn't be great if Paizo included them? Well, I think that it would be! :-)


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Maybe it might turn out that a small enclave of Azlanti are surviving in Tian Xia? They could have had some kind of diplomatic relationship and so an ambassador and staff were left behind. I'd quite like the idea of a little village of Azlanti stubbornly clinging on to their traditions in the middle of Tian Xia. :)

Andoran

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Berik wrote:
Maybe it might turn out that a small enclave of Azlanti are surviving in Tian Xia? They could have had some kind of diplomatic relationship and so an ambassador and staff were left behind. I'd quite like the idea of a little village of Azlanti stubbornly clinging on to their traditions in the middle of Tian Xia. :)

Better yet on a part of Galorian that is "Terra Incognita". I am thinking like a small island nation to the west where a small but viable colony can still exist. However this is all speculation and it could be that it wlll be like it is in the Campaign Setting/Gazetteer. Like I said before, either way I will get this because I am such a Pathfinder 'ho!

Andoran

Half-breed huh? Do you think they might go beyond the obvious and tell us about Half-Dwarves of Half-Halflings(that was just ridiculous to write).

Taldor

Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber
Mike Silva wrote:
Half-Halflings

Quarterlings?

Andoran

Tim Statler wrote:
Mike Silva wrote:
Half-Halflings
Quarterlings?

That one also sounds pretty ridiculous also. On second though maybe not. They'll probably just go with Tieflings or Aasmir and those ilk.

Taldor

Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

When they get executed, are they Drawn and Quarterlings?

Andoran

Tim Statler wrote:
When they get executed, are they Drawn and Quarterlings?

Ohhhhh, that was bad. I love it!

Andoran

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Seriously, there was a mention of Half-Dwarvws somewhere?


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

It is highly unlikely that pure Azlanti are extinct. Given migration, travel and planeswalking, it would be extremely unlikely for some calamity or natural event or series of events to wipe them out.

Only a targetted genocide type event would likely do so and there is nothing in pathfinder canon that suggests that.

Because there is no specific mention of pure Azlanti in the current timeline doesn't mean they aren't any.

As to why they might be secretative and yet to be revealed, think about it - you are the last of a handful of pure Azlanti. You don't exactly go about advertising your existance...


Tim Statler wrote:
When they get executed, are they Drawn and Quarterlings?

No, they're drawn and sixteenthed...

1/4x1/4 = 1/16


Tim Statler wrote:
Mike Silva wrote:
Half-Halflings
Quarterlings?

Quicklings?


Please balance the splatty crunch with more cultural information. There's so little we actually know about the people of Golarion and so many assumptions people are working off of.

Andoran

Doug OBrien wrote:

Please balance the splatty crunch with more cultural information. There's so little we actually know about the people of Golarion and so many assumptions people are working off of.

Agreed, though a book of this size probably will leave most people wanting more.

Lantern Lodge

Any chance we will see Half-Giants ??? please...


Hue-mons? Never heard of the race, have they appeared in previous publications? ;p

Truth be told, I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, I am eager to see if there might be any new half-breeds(ideally of the most "exotic" race possible), on the other hand it takes a lot for me to find humans interesting in any fantasy setting(any human character I've played has either had a peculiar bloodline, became an undead horror, grafted various limbs and items to themselves, or were raised in the Cage...berk)

Cheliax

Sean K Reynolds wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Lumping them all into one book's the only sane option.
Why start now? ;)

+1! I was going to say...!

Paizo Employee Creative Director

WhiteTiger wrote:


Any chance we will see Half-Giants ??? please...

Not in a book about humans.


Azlanti? Sure, they're in Golarion. Check out the Bestiary, you'll find them under Morlocks. =)

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

I'll be interested to see how the canon Azlanti mix with my versions:

Spoiler:
My Azlanti are a mix of ‘Canon’ Azlanti and Secrets of Pact Magic Aztlan, with some of my own take in. Some of the ‘Mattzlanti’ knew the end was coming down on them, either by observing the skies (“Hey, there’s a large rock up there.”) by observing the magical fields, or by prophesy. These Mattzlanti took different steps of escaping their ‘fate’ Some fled to Castrovel, where they sought to extend their lives until they could return (and became Elan as a result) others were told by their gods that ‘all of Azlanti were doomed to perish’ so they engaged in mystical modifications to try to be ‘not-Azlanti’ and thus became my changling race, or may have become gillmen and morlocks and the like.

And no, the Aboleths are not masters of Pact Magic in my Golarion, they know of it, but it was originally a human/Azlanti magic.

Andoran

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Mike Silva wrote:
Half-breed huh? Do you think they might go beyond the obvious and tell us about Half-Dwarves of Half-Halflings(that was just ridiculous to write).

it looks like I misunderstood you in thinking that someone mentioned that Half-Dwarves will be in their.


So I went through the 47 posts and didn't see it asked.

but the mumbo jumbo says half breeds?

do the aasimar and tiefling count as half breeds or will they get their own book?

Native Planars of Golarion does not have a good ring to it...

Contributor

Aasimar and tieflings aren't even humanoids. They won't be in the book. (Most of it is spent talking about the 100% human races, i.e. Garundi, Ulfen, etc.).


they are tooo, planar humanoids they are still humanoids.....

well I guess I won't be getting this book right away then.......

good thing too, as it was a toss up between this one and another paizo book...

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