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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Lost Kingdoms (PFRPG)

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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Lost Kingdoms (PFRPG)

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The shattered remains of dead civilizations lie dormant throughout the Inner Sea. Whether such ruins are entombed under tons of rubble, sunk beneath white-capped oceans, or warped into blasted wastelands by otherworldly energies, the perils of these obliterated empires are equaled only by the unfathomable treasures locked within their crumbling temples, crypts, and citadels.

Lost Kingdoms provides a detailed overview of six of Golarion’s most famous and mysterious ancient nations, fallen empires that promise intrepid adventurers the opportunity to claim untold riches, explore fantastical realms of antiquity, and unravel mysteries thought long lost to the sands of time.

    Ancient kingdoms explored in this 64-page book include:
  • Ancient Osirion, the pharaonic empire whose rulers constructed treasure-laden crypts, pyramids, and temples dedicated to their own honor.
  • Ghol-Gan, where cyclopes raised ziggurats to otherworldly deities, but whose works now serve as half-flooded temple-lairs for alien horrors.
  • The Jistka Imperium, the first true civilization to rise after the apocalypse of Earthfall, famed for its golem-crafting artificers and expansionist magistrates.
  • Lirgen and Yamasa, whose astrological divinations and ancestral spirits led their cultures to prosperity, but failed to warn them of the coming of the great hurricane destined to destroy their lands.
  • Sarkoris, where barbarian warlords and druids now raise spears against the demon-spawning rift in the center of their ancestral lands.
  • Thassilon, a divided empire ruled by the runelords, vile wizards whose sin magic enslaved entire tribes of giants and shackled them to building monuments to their glory.

Lost Kingdoms is intended for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and the Pathfinder campaign setting, but can easily be used in any fantasy game setting.

By Wolfgang Baur, Adam Daigle, Jeff Erwin, and F. Wesley Schneider.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-415-3

Note: This product is part of the Pathfinder Campaign Setting Subscription.

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Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Black Dow wrote:

Any chance Iobaria will be featured in any way?

I too would like to know this.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

Diego Rossi wrote:
Black Dow wrote:

Any chance Iobaria will be featured in any way?

I too would like to know this.

Gets a vote from me as well.


Larcifer wrote:
I would love to see more on the Jistka and their imperium. A detailed map of their territory and other cities during their hey day. More on their Magistracy, Golem Artificers, the fiends behind their downfall, and how they became the morlocks found in their ruins today. A look into the technology and golem crafting during their time. Details of their temple-foundries, and maybe a statblock or two of new constructs from that era such as a Jistkan War-hound and/or Jistkan Behemoth. A look into the fiend-fueled,green oily residue-like essence that animates their creations. I could go on and on. :)

Jistka sounds really interesting...! Any references in the current books about their temple-foundries or the green residue?


Mark me as voting for more information on Iobaria. Currently I am using the Danger at Daggerrock placed in Iobaria, with plans for placing more encounters in there.

Cheliax

And another tally for Iobaria... every since i first read about it, i wanted to know more!!! and I also second some stats for more of the Runelords, not necessarily all of them, but one or two would be nice. Cheers!!!

Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion

We've updated the authors for this product.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

Wolf Baur returns to writing Golarion? Awesome.


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Jeff Erwin is me!
I'm thrilled to be sharing credit with Adam and Wolfgang. This will be my first freelance credit in ten years!

Paizo Employee Developer

Jeff de luna wrote:

Jeff Erwin is me!

I'm thrilled to be sharing credit with Adam and Wolfgang. This will be my first freelance credit in ten years!

Rock on wit' yo bad self!

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Jeff de luna wrote:

Jeff Erwin is me!

I'm thrilled to be sharing credit with Adam and Wolfgang. This will be my first freelance credit in ten years!

To be followed on by your Vudra and Casmaron Gazetteer credits?


Kvantum wrote:
Jeff de luna wrote:

Jeff Erwin is me!

I'm thrilled to be sharing credit with Adam and Wolfgang. This will be my first freelance credit in ten years!
To be followed on by your Vudra and Casmaron Gazetteer credits?

Hopefully something sooner. But keep asking for those... :)


This book looks spiffy. Color me intrigued.


The book looks and sounds magnificent; and add me in as one more vote for more on Iobaria.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Maps Subscriber

I Greatly enjoyed "Lost Cities" of Golarion, and "Dungeons" of Golarion... and now we have a forthcoming "Lost Kingdoms"... I can't wait.
I agree with several posters above me, Iobaria would be nice to have more information on, Jistka as well... and I've really liked the Shory since "Crucible of Chaos" (as well as the Derhii... one of my favorite monsters. Ever).
And, excited to see that Wolfgang Baur is involved (as well as Adam and Jeff)!

And as "requested" Jeff (and slight thread-jack) how about a Vudra Gazetteer and a Casmaron Gazetteer in late 2012 or 2013)? /end threadjack.

Dean

Taldor

Oh yes. Oh yes. Now this I can USE.


I hope there will be maps of the various kingdoms at their height. I love maps.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Filby Pott wrote:
I hope there will be maps of the various kingdoms at their height. I love maps.

We'll see, but at this point it's unlikely that there'll be significant maps in this book.

Grand Lodge

Ancient Osirion, Ghol-Ghan and Thassilon has me hooked.
But no Azlant?!! 0.0

As for my votes/guesses on the final 3.

Tar Taargadth:
First Dwarven empire in which the 10 sky citadels we're founded. We only know of 6, with 3 eluded to. Definite area for expanding the lore, as Dwarf's need more love.

Sarkoris:
The Worldwound's a popular adventuring hotspot what with those pesky demon Tourists. This barbarian civilisation foresaw their own doom and went down fighting, and yet we know very little about them.

Shory:
Flying cities? Mysterious crash sites the world over? Aeromantic Infadibulum? Need I say more?

Honorable mention - Lost civilisations of the Expanse:
Heart of the jungle is one of my favourate books from Paizo, but it brings up more questions than it answers. Seems that there have been several mighty human empires that have risen and fallen in that subcontinent. Yet we know almost nothing about them! So many ruins and lost cities, who built them? You could fill another 64 pages on just these! Please Paizo, tell us more!

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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Oggron wrote:

Ancient Osirion, Ghol-Ghan and Thassilon has me hooked.

But no Azlant?!! 0.0

Azlant is more than a kingdom. It's an empire. The first human empire. Also a continent. Also not in the Inner Sea region. Also, a topic that could easily fill an entire 64 page book. Also a topic we're not quite ready to pull that many curtains back on.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

This book needs to hurry! I want to run a Then/Now campaign.


This is my favorite book Paizo will publish in 2012 and I haven't even received it yet. I am a serious fan of gaming world history and so far this seems to be the best book for the subject.

Oh, and if it's not too late, I want NPCs! As I said elsewhere, history is the context for the present that guides us to shape the future. As a corollary, it is the hands of the people of ancient societies which shape that context. So, more NPCs please!

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

I've updated the cover image and product description to reflect the finished product.

Silver Crusade

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

Holy bananas, awesome cover? Who's the artist?

Taldor Contributor

Chris Nehren wrote:

This is my favorite book Paizo will publish in 2012 and I haven't even received it yet. I am a serious fan of gaming world history and so far this seems to be the best book for the subject.

Oh, and if it's not too late, I want NPCs! As I said elsewhere, history is the context for the present that guides us to shape the future. As a corollary, it is the hands of the people of ancient societies which shape that context. So, more NPCs please!

I hope the book meets your expectations. :)


Gorbacz wrote:
Holy bananas, awesome cover? Who's the artist?

+1. Wowza.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Gorbacz wrote:
Holy bananas, awesome cover? Who's the artist?

Michal Ivan.

Cheliax

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Cards, Companion, Maps, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

This book is listed both under the Campaign Setting and the Companion sections...I think the Paizo Golem got confused.

Paizo Employee Paizo Glitterati Robot

the Haunted Jester wrote:
This book is listed both under the Campaign Setting and the Companion sections...I think the Paizo Golem got confused.

That was certainly strange. It's been corrected now.


Scott McFarland wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
Holy bananas, awesome cover? Who's the artist?
+1. Wowza.

+2. We've all heard of dracoliches, but dracomummies?

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
James Jacobs wrote:
We'll see, but at this point it's unlikely that there'll be significant maps in this book.

No ancient maps? This saddens me. Don't all RPG players love Maps? I thought it was a prerequisite.

Eric Hinkle wrote:
+2. We've all heard of dracoliches, but dracomummies?

In Pathfinder they're called Raveners not Dracoliches. But yeah... Dracomummies... Do they get a standard Mummy Rot? Or is it a Mummy Rot Breath weapon? Argh! I want to fight them already! This book had better have the stats for one after such an enticing cover!

Also, Will this book have more Thassilonian Magic Items like the Alara'Hai? Or Maybe Rules for Thassilonian Runes updated for the Pathfinder system? that would be nice.

Andoran

I'm going to miss a couple months because of budget, but this book will be my first one back on the Campaign Setting subscription.

I want to read tomorrow's book of yesterday today!

Lantern Lodge

James Jacobs wrote:
Filby Pott wrote:
I hope there will be maps of the various kingdoms at their height. I love maps.
We'll see, but at this point it's unlikely that there'll be significant maps in this book.

I'd like to see a product at one point that covers that. The Historical Atlas of Golarion has something of an awesome ring to it... though something tells me that this is unlikely.


Pathfinder Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Silly question, but is there any rules crunch in this book? Character traits, rules settings? Fun stuff that you won't mention until June 20th comes closer?


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Wow how did I miss the update for the art and info.

I love the mummified Dragon on the cover.

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

There is definitely some crunch in this book, though a lot of the emphasis is history and adventure hooks. I wrote a new Thassilonian monster for it, for instance.

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 16

Hey! I know that dragon! Tukanem-Hanam, right?


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Does this mean we will get mummified template?

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

I could not possibly comment on the template issue.

Maybe Adam Daigle or Wes Schneider will spill the beans, but I would not count on it.


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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules Subscriber
BenS wrote:

If I could cast Wish or Miracle, I would like to see this product as a springboard for an AP set in an earlier (more "mythic") time period of Golarion. Come to think of it, this could also be a great way to satisfy the itch of those who want epic/mythic adventures. Put it far back enough that it wouldn't interfere w/ modern continuity and/or hesitation at having high-level material in today's Golarion.

Or just a "regular" AP (starting at level 1), but set in the mythic past in one of these great kingdoms of old...that would be epic in and of itself.

Agreed--that would be a nifty 'setting within a setting'.

Paizo Employee Developer

Golden-Esque wrote:
Silly question, but is there any rules crunch in this book? Character traits, rules settings? Fun stuff that you won't mention until June 20th comes closer?

Plenty of rules crunch as well as flavor. The exact ratio of fluff-to-crunch is very similar to that found in Dungeons of Golarion.


Pathfinder Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Patrick Renie wrote:
Golden-Esque wrote:
Silly question, but is there any rules crunch in this book? Character traits, rules settings? Fun stuff that you won't mention until June 20th comes closer?
Plenty of rules crunch as well as flavor. The exact ratio of fluff-to-crunch is very similar to that found in Dungeons of Golarion.

... I don't own that one! The analogy, it does NOTHING! :-P

Paizo Employee Developer

Golden-Esque wrote:
Patrick Renie wrote:
Golden-Esque wrote:
Silly question, but is there any rules crunch in this book? Character traits, rules settings? Fun stuff that you won't mention until June 20th comes closer?
Plenty of rules crunch as well as flavor. The exact ratio of fluff-to-crunch is very similar to that found in Dungeons of Golarion.
... I don't own that one! The analogy, it does NOTHING! :-P

Well go out and buy it then, silly! ;)

Each section has at least a couple rules elements. Without giving away too much, I can assure you that there are plenty of monsters, traps, and items to sate one's appetite for crunch. All of these new rules elements are tightly integrated into the history and lore of each lost kingdom, but they can certainly be used in other settings as well.

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Sadly I just noticed the cover has gone up - oh well better late than never. Awesome cover, but i looked at it without really looking, so I thought "Whoa mummified Jabberwock! Cool", but it's only a ravager (or as suggested possibly a mummy). Having used a Dragon mummy with rot breath apainst my players before I can 100% say they were not happy! This book just gets better


I'm assuming this book will focus on the lost cultures/empires/nations of the Inner Sea region, but would it be going too far if there was some more info about the lost empire of Ninshabur? Personally, I'd be happy if there was just some stuff about the olden days on the other continents period.

Paizo Employee Developer

MrHankinson wrote:
I'm assuming this book will focus on the lost cultures/empires/nations of the Inner Sea region, but would it be going too far if there was some more info about the lost empire of Ninshabur? Personally, I'd be happy if there was just some stuff about the olden days on the other continents period.

This book concentrates on the lost kingdoms of the Inner Sea region; since Ninshabur was located on the southwest corner of the Castrovin Sea and is technically more a part of Casmaron than Avistan, it unfortunately falls outside the scope of this book.


June 20th can't get here fast enough.


Can someone tell me the "crunch" content in here? Or is PFSRD people going to do that at some point? Thanks! :D


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

Who drew Areelu Vorlesh on page 46? Is that signature db - Dmitry Burmak?

Osirion

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber

A quick count turns up the following crunch:

NPCs:1
Spells:1
Magic Items:7(2 are connected to a new (awesome)golem)
Monsters:7
Traps:1
Drug:1

I might have missed something, since I only downloaded my copy this morning and haven't had the time to read much.


Any mor information on the 7 new monsters?

And how´s the fluff? Especially about Jistka, Lirgen, Yamasa and Ghol-Gan?

Thank´s in advance!

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