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Pathfinder Adventure Path: Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition (PFRPG)

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Pathfinder Adventure Path: Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition (PFRPG)
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In the sleepy coastal town of Sandpoint, evil is brewing. An attack by crazed goblins reveals the shadows of a forgotten past returning to threaten the town—and perhaps all of Varisia. The Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path begins with this goblin raid and takes players on an epic journey through the land of Varisia as they track a cult of serial killers, fight backwoods ogres, stop an advancing army of stone giants, delve into ancient dungeons, and finally face off against a wizard-king in his ancient mountaintop city. This hardcover compilation updates the fan-favorite campaign to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game rules with revised and new content in more than 400 pages packed with mayhem, excitement, and adventure!

Celebrating both the fifth anniversary of the Pathfinder Adventure Path and the tenth anniversary of Paizo Publishing, this new edition expands the original campaign with new options and refined encounters throughout, incorporating 5 years of community feedback.

    The Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition contains:
  • All six chapters of the original Adventure Path, expanded and updated for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
  • Articles on the major locations of Rise of the Runelords: sleepy Sandpoint, the ancient Thassilonian city of Xin-Shalast, and others.
  • Revelations on the sinister magic of Thassilon, with updated spells, magic items, and details on tracking sin points throughout the campaign.
  • A bestiary featuring eight monsters updated from the original Adventure Path, plus an all-new terror.
  • Dozens of new illustrations, never-before-seen characters, location maps, and more!

The Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition is not part of any subscription.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-436-8

FAQ:

Q: Will you be doing hardcover compilations of all of your Adventure Paths?
A: No. This is a special celebration of our very first Adventure Path on its 5th Anniversary. Several of the original volumes of Rise of the Runelords have been unavailable in print for a long time, yet it remains one of our most popular adventure paths; that circumstance presents a unique opportunity for us to expand and update it for use with the Pathfinder RPG, and to apply lessons we've learned about making Adventure Paths over the last half-decade. Our other adventure paths are largely still in print, and many of them were designed for use with the Pathfinder RPG to begin with; we have no plans to recompile them.

Q: Is there anything missing from the original AP volumes?
A: Yes—otherwise, this book would be more than 600 pages long! Some of the monsters and other things created for Rise of the Runelords are now part of the official Pathfinder RPG rules, so they're not reprinted here. The original volumes also included monster ecologies, bestiary entries, and other campaign setting material that isn't directly used in the adventure itself; those items are also not present in this collection. The Pathfinder Journal fiction featuring Eando Kline is not presented here either, but it has been compiled—along with the installments from the subsequent two Adventure Paths—as The Compass Stone, now available in ePub form. We have also replaced some of the artwork from the previous edition, and replaced the six individual introductions with one new one.

Q: What is included in the digital version?
A: In addition to the full version, the Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition download includes the Interactive Maps and a Lite version for reading on portable electronic devices.

Download the Web Enhancement! - (180 KB zip PDF)
Originally posted to the Paizo blog for Pathfinder Adventure Path #5.

Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition is sanctioned for use in Pathfinder Society Organized Play. The rules and Chronicle sheets for running this Adventure Path are available as a free download (438 KB zip/PDF).

Product Availability


Hardcover: Ships from our warehouse in 1 to 7 business days.

PDF: Fulfilled immediately. Will be added to your My Downloads Page immediately upon purchase of PDF.

Non-Mint: Ships from our warehouse in 1 to 7 business days. This product is non-mint. Refunds are not available for non-mint products. The standard version of this product can be found here.

Are there errors or omissions in this product information? Got corrections? Let us know at webmaster@paizo.com.

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Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Which line is this book in?

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
ericthecleric wrote:
Which line is this book in?

If you mean which subscription then none. If you preorder the book though they are giving people the PDF as if it was in a subscription. I don't know if you have to have a AP subscription for that to count or not.

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Card Game, Modules Subscriber
Product description wrote:
The Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition is not part of any subscription, but Pathfinder Adventure Path subscribers who preorder this book will receive a free PDF edition of this book when the print edition ships. (Note that you will need to have an active AP subscription at the time the Anniversary Edition ships in order to receive the PDF for free.)


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Thanks for the helpful replies!
Guess I failed my Perception check. ;-)


If this has already been asked, my apologies for repeating a question. 700 messages is a lot to wade through.

I am wondering about the viability of the Map Folio for the original Rise of the Runelords. Will it still be compatible with this product? Or will the maps have changed sufficiently that using them would be problematic? Or somewhere in between?

Having only starting playing Pathfinder about a year ago, I've been looking forward to running Runelords "someday". With this new version coming out, it would be nice to know if the support products for the original will still be usable.

---
Taffer

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

Honestly, the original Folio isn't really much useful apart for 2 maps - map of Varisia (which ever since got reprinted several times) and a poster map of Sandpoint. The other maps are just reprints of maps from the books themselves and are neither useful as player handouts (since thay have all secrets and lables...) nor as battlemats (too small).

Scarab Sages Dedicated Voter 2013, Dedicated Voter 2014

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

Yet for those who don't have the pdf, the maps can be used to play through certain parts of the adventure without constantly flipping pages. Granted, I like the newer Map Folios better, but this use was enough for me never to regret purchasing the map packs.

Paizo Employee Paizo Glitterati Robot

List price for the PDF should be available sometime next week.

Also, I have a feeling people who do purchase/receive the PDF will be most satisfied with its contents :)

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

Fingers crossed for 10 USD. I really want to buy again something I already have, help me out people!

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

Yeah, 10 dollars earns a sale from me too.


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

Considering all of the original adventure pdfs are still going for 13.99, I think the chances of getting this pdf for $10 is pretty low. This is a huge amount of content and they did A LOT of work to pathfinderize it. I would be shocked; $10 would be giving it away.

Silver Crusade

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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber
Azazyll wrote:
Considering all of the original adventure pdfs are still going for 13.99, I think the chances of getting this pdf for $10 is pretty low. This is a huge amount of content and they did A LOT of work to pathfinderize it. I would be shocked; $10 would be giving it away.

Every hardcover splatbook that's 100% original content sells for 10 bucks, and what better entry drug for APs if not the most famous and popular one?

Of course it's possible that I'll get to eat crow next week, but I'm pining for a modest pricing very hard.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

The phrase 'try before you buy' comes to mind.

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Modules Subscriber

I will buy the pdf when it comes out, then wait the horrible age it takes to appear in UK shops. Unless the pdf is crazy-expensive.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I don't think 15 or 20 is too much to ask for.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

So the book is like $60 right? This isn't a rulebook which is where Paizo gives an insane discount on PDFs for $10. I'll be amazed if the PDF is under $35. More likely $40 for everything you are getting.


I can't wait to pick this adventure up in hardcover format. I really hope Paizo does these more often down the road. Have a nice night everybody.

Shadow Lodge

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Don Walker wrote:
So the book is like $60 right? This isn't a rulebook which is where Paizo gives an insane discount on PDFs for $10. I'll be amazed if the PDF is under $35. More likely $40 for everything you are getting.

The Inner Sea World Guide isn't a rulebook, and it's PDF is $10 as well.

Paizo Employee CEO

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Taffer wrote:
I am wondering about the viability of the Map Folio for the original Rise of the Runelords. Will it still be compatible with this product? Or will the maps have changed sufficiently that using them would be problematic? Or somewhere in between?

Most of the maps still work just fine, but there have been a number of changes that have made a couple of the maps obsolete. Off the top of my head, I would say that 80% are still the same as they were in the original book. Maybe even 85%. The big maps of Varisia and Sandpoint are the same.

Hope this helps!

-Lisa

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

For those getting the PDF, will the PDF have interactive maps like the APs?

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

*shakes Magic 8 Ball*
Answer unclear. Ask again later!

Star Voter 2013

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
CapeCodRPGer wrote:
For those getting the PDF, will the PDF have interactive maps like the APs?

I'm taking this as a sign of hope on that front:

Chris Lambertz wrote:


Also, I have a feeling people who do purchase/receive the PDF will be most satisfied with its contents :)

Scarab Sages

Joseph Wilson wrote:


I'm taking this as a sign of hope on that front:

Chris Lambertz wrote:


Also, I have a feeling people who do purchase/receive the PDF will be most satisfied with its contents :)

Not necessarily. Maybe people who purchase the PDF will receive a free kitten.

Star Voter 2013

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Dream Daemon wrote:
Joseph Wilson wrote:


I'm taking this as a sign of hope on that front:

Chris Lambertz wrote:


Also, I have a feeling people who do purchase/receive the PDF will be most satisfied with its contents :)
Not necessarily. Maybe people who purchase the PDF will receive a free kitten.

Oh, absolutely. I thought that was implied. However, that fact that she said "contents," makes it sound like we might be happy with multiple items that are included. :-)

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Cards, Companion, Maps, Pawns, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber
Joseph Wilson wrote:
Dream Daemon wrote:
Joseph Wilson wrote:


I'm taking this as a sign of hope on that front:

Chris Lambertz wrote:


Also, I have a feeling people who do purchase/receive the PDF will be most satisfied with its contents :)
Not necessarily. Maybe people who purchase the PDF will receive a free kitten.
Oh, absolutely. I thought that was implied. However, that fact that she said "contents," makes it sound like we might be happy with multiple items that are included. :-)

If you want multiple kittens I'm sure I could put you in touch with a local adoption agency who would be only too happy to help you out ...

Dark Archive

I suppose hoping we'll receive the book in time for signing at PaizoCon is too much?


@srd5090, If you are going to PaizoCon you might think of asking to pick your copy up there. That way you would be sure to have it available for signing. Hopefully one of the staff will either confirm or deny my suggestion.

Just my 2 cp.

Sovereign Court

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

The option to mark your July subscriptions (and this book) as pick up at PaizoCon IS currently available. It's on your subscriptions page. I'd go there and select that option if you want to make sure to have it available at the con...


For those of us who can't make it to PaizoCon, will it most likely be in stores before or after PaizoCon?

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

After PaizoCon.

Dark Archive

Hmm I've selected the option to pick up subscriptions at PaizoCon, but since this book isn't part of a subscription I don't think it's not pick-up-able.

=(

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

Per Ross's post here:

Ross Byers wrote:
Subscribers who have preordered the Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition hardcover and opted to ship it with their subscriptions will also be able to pick up that book at the show.


Thanks for the response, Liz. That's what I love about Paizo. They read their forums and answer questions.


Liz Courts wrote:
After PaizoCon.

Thanks!

Dark Archive

Liz Courts wrote:

Per Ross's post here:

Ross Byers wrote:
Subscribers who have preordered the Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition hardcover and opted to ship it with their subscriptions will also be able to pick up that book at the show.

Awesome! I also noticed my Rise of the Runelords pre-order was moved into my sidecart so it can be picked up. I know I didn't think to do that, so someone did. THANK YOU.

This is the kind of stuff that keeps me sending my money to you guys.

Paizo For Life.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Almost here...almost here...

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

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Stay on target...

Grand Lodge

4 people marked this as a favorite.

Porkins, no!!!

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Lisa Stevens wrote:
Taffer wrote:
I am wondering about the viability of the Map Folio for the original Rise of the Runelords. Will it still be compatible with this product? Or will the maps have changed sufficiently that using them would be problematic? Or somewhere in between?

Most of the maps still work just fine, but there have been a number of changes that have made a couple of the maps obsolete. Off the top of my head, I would say that 80% are still the same as they were in the original book. Maybe even 85%. The big maps of Varisia and Sandpoint are the same.

Hope this helps!

-Lisa

There's also a one-page map of Magnimar; how will that compare to the Magnimar book due out next month?

Paizo Employee Creative Director

It's the same map (a new map, in a new style that I hope folks like!).

It's less "photorealistic" and more exact in what buildings are where.

Paizo Employee Paizo Glitterati Robot

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To answer some long awaited questions: yes, this will have interactive maps. The interactive map file is 30 pages long, contains 44 different maps and is super shiny. There are a few features we've added to the PDF, and a Lite version has been made.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

Meh, 42 bucks... Xmas it is.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Yay for free pdf with pre-order for Adventure Path subscribers is all I'm saying.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

3 hardcovers shipping overseas over 3 months is 4 hardcovers too many ;-)

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8 , Star Voter 2013

30 pages of interactive maps? Holy frak!


Gorbacz wrote:
3 hardcovers shipping overseas over 3 months is 4 hardcovers too many ;-)

Yeah... makes me glad I'm more of a setting-guy than a rules-guy.

Lantern Lodge Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Will there be a combo pack available for the Hardcover and PDF outside of being a AP subscriber? I wouldn't mind some of the PDF features that you noted, but paying an extra $40 on top the pre-order I made for the hardcover seems a bit excessive.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

2 people marked this as a favorite.
Black Powder Chocobo wrote:
Will there be a combo pack available for the Hardcover and PDF outside of being a AP subscriber?

Nope.

It pays to subscribe! (And in addition to getting the PDF, AP subscribers also get the Pathfinder Advantage discount—15% off MSRP—on the book.)

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Cards, Companion, Maps, Pawns, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber
Vic Wertz wrote:
Black Powder Chocobo wrote:
Will there be a combo pack available for the Hardcover and PDF outside of being a AP subscriber?

Nope.

It pays to subscribe! (And in addition to getting the PDF, AP subscribers also get the Pathfinder Advantage discount—15% off MSRP—on the book.)

Any suggestion that this in any way contributed to my decision to sign up for an AP subscription would be ... erm ... 100% accurate

Admittedly I was already pretty tempted by the "Skull & Shackles" AP (Jade Regent not so much, and in any case my GM would probably object).

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

42 bucks? That can't be accidental.

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