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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Magnimar, City of Monuments

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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Magnimar, City of Monuments

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Known as the City of Monuments for its jaw-dropping skyline of ancient ruins, magnificent towers, and stunning sculptures, Magnimar embodies the spirit of the frontier realm of Varisia more than any other city. But life in the City of Monuments can be an adventure all its own. With strange monsters lurking amid the city’s ancient foundations, bands of thieves battling for control over the city’s alleys, and the decadent attitudes of its oldest families, Magnimar lies at a crossroads. Will it succeed despite the obstacles thrown in its path, or is the City of Monuments doomed to crumble under the pressure of its own runaway success?

Magnimar, City of Monuments provides a detailed guide to one of the most popular cities in the Pathfinder campaign setting, the perfect base between adventures or setting of an entire urban campaign. Inside this book you’ll find:

  • An expansive gazetteer of Magnimar’s nine districts, from the marble-lined streets of the Alabaster District to the blood-drenched alleys of Underbridge.
  • Notes on the plans and plots of dozens of Magnimar’s most famous and infamous movers and shakers, from heads of government to criminal masterminds.
  • Revelations about the city’s deadliest mysteries, insights into the cults that plot amid its shadows, reports on the monsters that hunt beneath its streets, and other secrets.
  • Allies and enemies for all sorts of adventures, including healers and hell-raisers suitable for any type of campaign.
  • Stat blocks for a wide variety of Magnimar’s denizens, whether they be citizens, angelic guardians, or gigantic monsters that haunt the city’s fears and legends.
  • Dozens of connections to adventures set within Varisia, such as the Rise of the Runelords and Shattered Star Adventure Paths.

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

By Adam Daigle and James Jacobs.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-446-7

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

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Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Just announced! Product image is a mockup, and will change prior to publication.

Cheliax

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

Firsties!!!

Been waiting for this book.

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

WANT

Silver Crusade

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

GIVE

Cheliax

2 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Nice but I don't want to wait that long.


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

You had me at robust bestairy.

Paizo Employee Developer

Hey! Lookie there!


Magnimar has always been an interesting city to me

im kind of digging that cover

Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion

Adam Daigle wrote:

Hey! Lookie there!

Nice score Daigle!

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 4

Congrats Adam!


Well it's about time.
I wanted this when the Korvosa book came out. : )


Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Oh awesome. Can't wait!

Cheliax

Finally Magnimar! Whoo-boy, and it's written by Daigle & Jacobs (TM)! (not to be confused with the infamous duo of medieval highwayman bearing the same name) :)

I can't wait for this one...


Cool!


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

I can always use some world building material and I like information on monsters, culrues, sights to see, etc. so of course I will be getting this one.

Andoran

About time! With how slowly my RotRL game has been going it will be out by the time they get to Magnimar.


I wanted this book after having read Skin Saw Murders for the first time oh so long ago. I even said as much back then a couple of times.
I'm pretty happy to see it. (I knew you guys would eventually release it, it's just too cool not to.)

Silver Crusade

Want!!!!

Qadira

2 people marked this as a favorite.

Nice. This will go well with the Korvosa & Kaer Maga books I already have. Now all we need is a Riddleport book and all 4 of Varisia's city states will have been covered.


Brakkart wrote:
Nice. This will go well with the Korvosa & Kaer Maga books I already have. Now all we need is a Riddleport book and all 4 of Varisia's city states will have been covered.

I second this. I'd love to see a book covering Riddleport as well; heck, an updated and expanded gazetteer of Varisia would delight me.

Osirion

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Cards, Maps Subscriber

Yes, a Riddleport book would be awesome... Great idea.

Andoran

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

Happy to see this; I'm currently running a game set in Magnimar, exploring the Irespan. Having extra material for the game in July will be useful (be better if it were NOW, but I can't have everything, I guess *sniff*.)

Osirion

Nice! I haven't seen a big city book since Kaer Maga - "City of Strangers", which I luv muchly - so I welcome this new one to add to the collection :-)

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I too have been running a campaign in Magnimar. I always seem to be too early to the party. This would have been very useful. I wish I had started the campaign a year later. *weeps in beer* At least it is Guiness.

Later,

Mazra


Brakkart wrote:
Nice. This will go well with the Korvosa & Kaer Maga books I already have. Now all we need is a Riddleport book and all 4 of Varisia's city states will have been covered.

Don't forget Janderhoff and Urglin.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

*sigh* this book will be coming out just as my party will be leaving Magnimar.

But I'll be buying it anyway!

Cheliax

Pathfinder Modules Subscriber

I'm just hoping this has SOME information on the GolemWorks factory. Been wanting this ever since.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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Mathwei ap Niall wrote:

I'm just hoping this has SOME information on the GolemWorks factory. Been wanting this ever since.

There will indeed be some info on the Golemworks. Including a new construct and the properties of Irespan stone for building golems!

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 4

I delight in the GolemWorks news too!


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting Subscriber
Jim Groves wrote:
I delight in the GolemWorks news too!

I'm right there with you on that, good sir! The Golemworks actually factors in quite heavily with the RotR campaign I'm running right now (which we only play about once a month), so I'm incredibly psyched about this!

Paizo Employee Creative Director

In the "managing expectations" category... I'll note that there's actually NOT a huge amount of information about the Golemworks in the book—there's more than we've ever published before, but there's a LOT more than Golemworks going on in Magnimar that we need to cover.

Just peeked at the entry for the Golemworks itself. It's 411 words long, which is one of the longer gazetteer entries in the book. Stuff like the new construct and the Irespan qualities are NOT included in that 411 words, though... so there's more than just a half page of info about the Golemworks in all.

Not a heck of a lot of crunch though. We aren't doing an entry for the Golemworks as a school like what we did in Inner Sea Magic, for example.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber

After seeing it mentioned elsewhere, how much info is probably going to be here for the Empyreal Lords? Will it be an exploration of the Empyreals we know about already, a reveal of other Empytreals, etc?

Been wanting more on those guys for a long time, and I was surprised to hear that they were going to get a boost in the Magnimar book of all places! :)

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 4

It's still better than a fleeting reference though! We didn't know if it was ever going to see the light of day.

Case in point: the magesmiths of Janderhoff(?)
Those poor suckers got mentioned along with the hellknights, but they just never caught fire like the hellknights did. (Pun unintentional)

So 411 with a small side order of crunch doesn't sound bad at all. Consider my expectations managed! :D

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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Mikaze wrote:

After seeing it mentioned elsewhere, how much info is probably going to be here for the Empyreal Lords? Will it be an exploration of the Empyreals we know about already, a reveal of other Empytreals, etc?

Been wanting more on those guys for a long time, and I was surprised to hear that they were going to get a boost in the Magnimar book of all places! :)

There's a sidebar (about 300 words) that presents details on 3 new empyreal lords who are among the six worshiped in Magnimar. The empyreal lords have an influence throughout Magnimar, so there'll be bits and pieces of stuff about them woven into the entire book here and there—often pretty subtly, but often not. The bestiary will include a new azata, and will include stats for a "mystery cultist" who is a worshiper of one of the empyreal lords.

Since the concept of empyreal lords was first introduced in Pathfinder #2's article about Magnimar, and since there's angel stuff woven into the deep history of the city, it made sense to me to explore the concept further in this book.

Silver Crusade

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

After seeing it mentioned elsewhere, how much info is probably going to be here for the Empyreal Lords? Will it be an exploration of the Empyreals we know about already, a reveal of other Empytreals, etc?

Been wanting more on those guys for a long time, and I was surprised to hear that they were going to get a boost in the Magnimar book of all places! :)

There's a sidebar (about 300 words) that presents details on 3 new empyreal lords who are among the six worshiped in Magnimar. The empyreal lords have an influence throughout Magnimar, so there'll be bits and pieces of stuff about them woven into the entire book here and there—often pretty subtly, but often not. The bestiary will include a new azata, and will include stats for a "mystery cultist" who is a worshiper of one of the empyreal lords.

Since the concept of empyreal lords was first introduced in Pathfinder #2's article about Magnimar, and since there's angel stuff woven into the deep history of the city, it made sense to me to explore the concept further in this book.

YES! :D

And thanks!

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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Mikaze wrote:

YES! :D

And thanks!

In fact...

Spoiler:
Almost every monument in Magnimar is in some way blessed by the Empyreal Lords so that people can meditate or pray or otherwise interact with them to gain various temporary blessings based in some way on the monument's history... as an example of how the Empyreal Lords' influence is woven through this book's contents...

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber

Very much looking forward to the cultural effects those have. :)

Osirion

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

I sure hope this does well enough to pave the way for some angel books!

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

Oh July, how you taunt me. This sounds incredible, all!

Cheers!

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Will there be a poster map?

love Magnimar. Just thought it never got it's due in the AP.

thx

Paizo Employee Creative Director

No poster map in this book, but there will be in the Shattered Star Map Folio.

Osirion

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

So, who are the Empyreal lords in this?

Sczarni

If you're not running the relevant adventure paths why Magnimar, why this book? Why would someone choose this city book over another?

Thanks

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Smoke_Jaguar wrote:

If you're not running the relevant adventure paths why Magnimar, why this book? Why would someone choose this city book over another?

Thanks

The vast majority of the "adventure hooks" in this book are NOT for an established Adventure Path. AKA: If you want to build your own urban campaign, Magnimar can serve as the baseline for that campaign.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber
Asgetrion wrote:

Finally Magnimar! Whoo-boy, and it's written by Daigle & Jacobs (TM)! (not to be confused with the infamous duo of medieval highwayman bearing the same name) :)

I can't wait for this one...

You've just inspired me to insert a Daigle & Jacobs NPC duo in all my games (like Final Fantasy's Biggs and Wedge, themselves inspired from Star Wars)…

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

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


It's the spider-things from the Irespan - nice cover! Go Seoni!


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

Nice cover.

Angelic guardians and Gigantic monsters, sweet.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting Subscriber
RuyanVe wrote:
It's the spider-things from the Irespan - nice cover! Go Seoni!

They're called Shriezyx and were statted up in Dungeons of Golarion. Complements of a past Runelord of Wrath's fleshwarping experiments. Seoni's making an excellent choice using fire magic...


Vic Wertz wrote:
I've updated the cover image and product description to match the finished product.

who is the artist?

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