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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Lands of the Linnorm Kings (PFRPG)

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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Lands of the Linnorm Kings (PFRPG)
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Land of Vikings!

In the savage north lies a realm where only those who slay mighty draconic linnorms are fit to rule. Where giants and trolls dwell just beyond the veneer of civilization, lying in wait to attack any who tread too far into the wild. Where the magical influence of the First World of the fey hides just beyond a thin layer of reality. Where barbarians, berserkers, and raiders constitute civilization, and the weak serve the strong. These are the fabled, savage, and noble Lands of the Linnorm Kings.

Lands of the Linnorm Kings presents a comprehensive overview of these mighty kingdoms, a realm of powerful viking kings, capricious fey, and savage beasts.

Inside this book, you will find:

  • A complete overview of the seven realms of the Linnorm Kingdoms, from the traditional raiders of Broken Bay to the sinister fey of Grungir Forest and the war-torn borderland of Hagreach, complete with histories, notes on current events and society, and a gazetteer of each region.
  • Detailed maps of seven of the most important cities of the Linnorm Kingdoms, from the streets of White Estrid’s Halgrim to the sprawl of Kalsgard, the region’s capital.
  • Numerous adventure sites and events where hopeful adventurers can prove their worth.
  • Rules for building reputation among the vikings of the land, using weregild to avoid blood feuds, and designing effigies and punishments capable of putting fear into the hearts of your enemies.
  • A bestiary of new monsters and NPCs from the land, such as the legendary linnorm Fafnheir and the fey animal template or iconic Ulfen raiders and berserker cannibals.

Lands of the Linnorm Kings is intended for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and the Pathfinder campaign setting, but can easily be used in any fantasy game setting.

Written by Matthew Goodall, Jonathan Keith, Colin McComb, and Rob McCreary

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-365-1

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Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

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Just announced for September. As always, the cover image is a mockup, and will change prior to publication.

Spoiler:
This book is going to be Linnormous!


Very excited about this! I'm glad now that I held off on my Linnorm campaign!

Scarab Sages

Ooh, effigies sound interesting.

And there's just no way that a piddly little routine linnorm hunt could turn out anything like the movie Alien, with people being dragged off screaming into the darkness...


Heja linnormarna!


Six months seems such a loooong time for this.

Dark Archive

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

Very cool.

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

I hereby command you to stop being so awesome! I COMMAND IT!


Set wrote:

Ooh, effigies sound interesting.

And there's just no way that a piddly little routine linnorm hunt could turn out anything like the movie Alien, with people being dragged off screaming into the darkness...

I like how you think, Set. ^.^


September... apt that the seasons change and the North wind blows but Hel's Teeth I could do with this now!

Hopefully it'll co-incide with an Ice Troll, Linnorm Kings and of course mighty Linnorm PF Minis ;)


Awesome!


Black Dow wrote:

... and of course mighty Linnorm PF Minis ;)

+1


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

Well I am sold on this product, now I just have to wait for the Numeria one.

Dark Archive

Kajehase wrote:
Heja linnormarna!

Shame on you, Kajehase -- det är förbjudet att använda svenska i detta forum! ;)


Asgetrion wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
Heja linnormarna!
Shame on you, Kajehase -- det är förbjudet att använda svenska i detta forum! ;)

Forbidden? Why? Swedish is cool!

Liberty's Edge

Excellent. About time we got our rightful time in the spotlight


Awesome! I've been waiting for this one.

Having this and a guide to Mana Wastes on my gaming shelf will be me a very happy camper.


HA!! just in time for my Bday. James was right, cool things are planned for Sept :)

RPG Superstar 2010 Top 32, 2011 Top 4

Awesome. Been waiting for this one for a good long while.


Jeff de luna wrote:
Asgetrion wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
Heja linnormarna!
Shame on you, Kajehase -- det är förbjudet att använda svenska i detta forum! ;)
Forbidden? Why? Swedish is cool!

Yeah. In fact, all future posts in this thread be translated into one of the Scandinavian languages to fit with the viking theme. ;)


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Kajehase wrote:
Jeff de luna wrote:
Asgetrion wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
Heja linnormarna!
Fy skam deg, Kajehase -- det är förbjudet att använda svenska i detta forum! ;)
Forbudt? Hvorfor? Svensk er kult!
Ja. Faktisk så vil alle fremtidige svar i denne tråden bli oversatt til et av de skandinaviske språkene, for å passe med vikingtemaet. ;)

;)


me wants!

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

Since the Berserker's Cry feat was removed in the latest version of the Campaign Setting, I hope to see it updated to PF rules in this source. as it is, I'll have to use it in "grandfathered" form in PFS for now.

The Exchange RPG Superstar 2008 Top 6, Contributor

Yay!

Dark Archive

Leonal wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
Jeff de luna wrote:
Asgetrion wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
Heja linnormarna!
Fy skam deg, Kajehase -- det är förbjudet att använda svenska i detta forum! ;)
Forbudt? Hvorfor? Svensk er kult!
Ja. Faktisk så vil alle fremtidige svar i denne tråden bli oversatt til et av de skandinaviske språkene, for å passe med vikingtemaet. ;)
;)

Tack, kära kusiner! Men jag tycker att det är inte så bra idé -- även om vi har för avsikt att översätta allt.

Och samma på engelska: I doubt non-Scandinavian posters would think it's fun if we keep posting in Swedish or Norwegian (even if we translate it to english). ;)

Dark Archive

Sweet!

Silver Crusade

Day One purchase! Thank you thank you thank you!

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game Subscriber

Wait.
Fafnheir is the most powerful linnorm?
What about Jormungand?


Asgetrion wrote:
Och samma på engelska: I doubt non-Scandinavian posters would think it's fun if we keep posting in Swedish or Norwegian (even if we translate it to english). ;)

Hvad så med dansk?

Okay okay, enough of this non-English hogwash!

Personally I'm really looking forward to this product. It'll be nice to see a fantasy version of 10th-11th century Denmark given the Paizo treatment. :)


This will be a great tie-in for Jade Regent I suspect.

Even more exciting, that once we have this book, we can expect an Irrisen setting book in late 2012.

Because "You Know Who" is coming back in 4713. She's coming for Elvanna. She's coming for all of you!

Just in time for Vikings Versus Witches!

Seriously, I'm looking forward to this on it's own merits as well.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting Subscriber
Scribbling Rambler wrote:

Wait.

Fafnheir is the most powerful linnorm?
What about Jormungand?

Jormungand is essentially one of the Eldest of the First World (his name escapes me - it isn't Jormungand). He's essentially a giant water dragon who is said to be the father of linnorms. Thus, I'd guess that Fafnheir is the most powerful mortal linnorm.

Also, don't forget about Nidhogg. If he's in PF, I'd reckon he's demigod level.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Scribbling Rambler wrote:

Wait.

Fafnheir is the most powerful linnorm?
What about Jormungand?

Fafnheir is the most powerful linnorm in the Linnorm Kingdoms. Jormungand doesn't live there, so he doesn't count. :-)


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting Subscriber

Regarding PF's Jormungand:

Ragadahn the Water Lord is a CE outsider demigod from the First World. "Also known as the Serpent King, the World Serpent, and (somewhat heretically) the Father of Dragons, Ragadahn claims to be the progenitor from whom all linnorms are spawned." You can read about him and see his illustration in Sound of a Thousand Screams (Kingmaker #36).


I've always been big on "the Northern thing", so I am eagerly looking forward to more information on the Vikings of Avistan.


Eric Hinkle wrote:
I've always been big on "the Northern thing", so I am eagerly looking forward to more information on the Vikings of Avistan.

Me too, this looks/sounds great!


We likely to see any new weapons, armour or equipement unique to the Lands of the Linnorm Kings?

I've a long hankering for the Skeggöx or bearded axe to appear [perhaps in the fashion of a "bastard axe"??] and the atgeir polearm...


Would that be a Skäggyxa you mean by ...that thing you wrote. (I'm pretty sure not even a Dane could bastardise a y into an ö, not least because they write it as an o with a dash through it). ;)


Kajehase wrote:
Would that be a Skäggyxa you mean by ...that thing you wrote. (I'm pretty sure not even a Dane could bastardise a y into an ö, not least because they write it as an o with a dash through it). ;)

Skægøkse would be the Danish word for it.


Guess I was wrong about that. Blast, now I have to make my dragon-head a peg smaller.


Kajehase wrote:
Would that be a Skäggyxa you mean by ...that thing you wrote. (I'm pretty sure not even a Dane could bastardise a y into an ö, not least because they write it as an o with a dash through it). ;)

Was going with a literal Old Norse translation - thanks for the heads up ;)


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

This really is the year of the North! Between the Thor movie (waited my whole life for it), Kobold's Guide to the Northlands and this, I'm a very happy viking! I suppose I really should bite the bullet and learn Old Norse, even if I haven't mastered Old English yet.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Maps Subscriber

FANTASTIC news! I have been thinking that I should continue my Campaign Setting subscription... and seeing this just flat-out cements that thought.

Thank you Paizo!

Sincerely,

Dean; The_Minstrel_Wyrm


Black Dow wrote:

We likely to see any new weapons, armour or equipement unique to the Lands of the Linnorm Kings?

I've a long hankering for the Skeggöx or bearded axe to appear [perhaps in the fashion of a "bastard axe"??] and the atgeir polearm...

Wouldn't the Dwarven Waraxe cover any "Bastard Axe"? That's usually how I handle it, anyway.

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Eric Hinkle wrote:
Black Dow wrote:

We likely to see any new weapons, armour or equipement unique to the Lands of the Linnorm Kings?

I've a long hankering for the Skeggöx or bearded axe to appear [perhaps in the fashion of a "bastard axe"??] and the atgeir polearm...

Wouldn't the Dwarven Waraxe cover any "Bastard Axe"? That's usually how I handle it, anyway.

I would think the stats for a "bastard axe" would be exactly the same as the Dwarven Waraxe, at any rate. Maybe a different cost or some sort of benefit to make it different, otherwise it would be functionally the same weapon.


Yeah good point one and all. Dwarven war-axe would cover it, but thought the Ulfen bearded axe could also be used to trip as well... so to make it a unique weapon in its own right?

Liberty's Edge

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

Excellent! Definitely looking forward to this one. Now all we need is a full scale AP based here!

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

I think this is a glorious thing! And huzzah for Colin McComb writing a chunk of it.

I know I'll be running my version of it with some Northlands content as well. Likely the two will complement each other neatly.

If I squint just right, I think maybe Open Design scooped Paizo on this one, sort of. :)


Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Wow, I only just got Open Design's Northlands book. With this coming it seems like Fate is telling me to put my group into a Viking style campaign this winter.


Add to that Froggodgames' Northlands saga and you got a whole lot of Nordic Pathfinder stuff...


Any mention or hints about this at PaizoCon?

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Nope, no discussion of it at the banquet. But I can say that the Northlands book did very well at PaizoCon, once people saw it had rune magic and grudge magic etc.

From the listing, it seems that Lands of the Linnorm Kings will have better art and less pagecount. What I really want to know is, will there be a Linnorm-region adventure to go with this book?

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