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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.

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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 in 2 to 6 business days.

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

Non-Mint: Ships in 2 to 6 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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RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32

Announced! Cover image is a mockup.


I'm first I'm first I'm First..oh frabjous day. Now all I have to do is keep my PbP running long enough to warrant buying this.


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

Will this be available as a PDF only order as well?

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32

Mark Sweetman wrote:
Will this be available as a PDF only order as well?

Yes.

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Awesome! I can't wait to see this:

"Expanded articles on the locations of Rise of the Runelords: Sandpoint, Magnimar, Turtleback Ferry, and the ancient Thassilonian empire of Shalast and its sprawling capital."


Super excited but soooooo far away nooooooooooooooooo :)


Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Is this part of any of the subscriptions or do I need to add it?

Cheliax

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

Well I promised to buy two copies if this was made but to er on the side of caution I'm gonna order three. Now to count down until release...

Cheliax

Hardcover + PPM mini set = wallet self-destructs. ;D

Will this be part of the AP subscription?

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Cards, Maps, Pawns Subscriber

Oh boy oh boy oh boy!

Cheliax

Pre-ordered. I pre-ordered SO HARD.


Pathfinder Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
The Otyugh wrote:
Well I promised to buy two copies if this was made but to er on the side of caution I'm gonna order three. Now to count down until release...

T minus 10 months! Huzzah!

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Maps, Tales Subscriber
golem101 wrote:

Hardcover + PPM mini set = wallet self-destructs. ;D

Will this be part of the AP subscription?

According to the write up above: "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.)"

Cheliax

10 people marked this as a favorite.

Something to consider, Paizo trimmed the fat from the AP by removing some needless items, EXPANDED many parts in-turn, will sure to have GREAT production value, and is at the affordable price of $60!

I could have easily seen the product priced at $100 but $60 is awesome! That's like buying 3 issues of any other AP. Instead you get a whole campaign.

Kudos to you Paizo, for listening to fans and producing something I'm sure will have a large number of pre-orders by the end of the weekend.

Cheers!

See you in Sandpoint. ;)


It is rare that I am willing to fork out for physical product from the Paizo store... that pesky international shipping just isn't much fun, but for this I WILL MAKE AN EXCEPTION.

Cheliax

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber
Golden-Esque wrote:
The Otyugh wrote:
Well I promised to buy two copies if this was made but to er on the side of caution I'm gonna order three. Now to count down until release...
T minus 10 months! Huzzah!

Gonna need an exact release date so we can work it out to the hour!

Cheliax

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

Pre-ordered and can't wait!

I had to put my RotRL campaign on hold when Real Life (tm) got in the way - this will be the perfect way to reboot/resume the campaign.


This is gonna be pretty nice indeed!

Silver Crusade

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

How much for the PDF?


when is june?

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Card Game Subscriber
Gorbacz wrote:
How much for the PDF?

If it follows their normal pricing model, it'd be $42...pricy, but it's a lot of material, and still cheaper than the 6 individual AP PDF's.


My robot body shivers with excitement! This is going to be one awesome book :)

Cheliax

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

Very cool, looking forward to next year.

Cheliax

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

Actually I do have a question. Will the players guide be part of it as well? And will the players guide be expanded and updated like the more recent ones?

Cheliax

Oh, this is great news, RotRL updated to PF rules and released as a hardcover! Sold! :)


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber

Preordered! Now where can I order new players to play this again?


Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

This is a must have for every Thassilonian library. The Peacock Spirit demands it!

Wait, where did I store my key ... ah, there it is.

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Modules Subscriber
srd5090 wrote:
Pre-ordered. I pre-ordered SO HARD.

srd5090 pre-ordered so hard we felt it in the midwest!


7 people marked this as a favorite.

Oh, great.

Now I have to buy this, and a new, structurally-reinforced coffee table for it to sit on.

Andoran

YESSSSSSS!

Hope for something like this has been lurking in the back of my mind since the day I got sucked into Pathfinder.

When you guys announce a new product, my initial reaction is usually "This is exactly what I wanted and I didn't even know it." This time, you have actually given me exactly what I wanted. I love you guys.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Scott Betts wrote:

Oh, great.

Now I have to buy this, and a new, structurally-reinforced coffee table for it to sit on.

That's nothing compared to Ptolus, Pathfinder Core Rulebook, or Tome of Horrors Complete. Of course, if you want to play Runelords with the Core Rulebook... Maybe you should pick up that industrial strength table...


1 person marked this as a favorite.
deinol wrote:
That's nothing compared to Ptolus,

I hear Monte Cook just re-published Ptolus in two-volume format. Apparently you don't even need a flatbed pickup to take it home from the store anymore.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Scott Betts wrote:
deinol wrote:
That's nothing compared to Ptolus,
I hear Monte Cook just re-published Ptolus in two-volume format. Apparently you don't even need a flatbed pickup to take it home from the store anymore.

Yes, I quite recommend picking it up. I already have the original version, so I won't be.

For extra fun, replace Magnimar with Ptolus when you run Runelords again.

Cheliax

2 people marked this as a favorite.

I have the original and will buy this anniversary edition. W00t!

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

Preordered.

Now if I could just find that Ptolus book...


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Matthew Morris wrote:

Preordered.

Now if I could just find that Ptolus book...

I believe the Print on Demand two volume version (which sold out at Gen Con?) will be available at RPG Now shortly after Gen Con.

Cheliax

deinol wrote:
Matthew Morris wrote:

Preordered.

Now if I could just find that Ptolus book...

I believe the Print on Demand two volume version (which sold out at Gen Con?) will be available at RPG Now shortly after Gen Con.

There's a Pathfinderized version of Ptolus now?


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
joela wrote:
There's a Pathfinderized version of Ptolus now?

No, Ptolus is unchanged. It is now available in print again though. As a 3.5 setting book, it is easily usable with PF though.

Andoran

I'm down for this!


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

This works out since I only have AP issues 2, 4, and 6.


Supercribed!

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Tales Subscriber

Humina humina humina humina.

Once I have this, my AP collection will be complete!

Shadow Lodge

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

Sweet zombie baby Jesus! O_O "Want" just doesn't cover the NEED I have for this.

Even as a mock up the art works.

Cheliax

Twin Dragons wrote:
Supercribed!

Show-off! ;)

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

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HOT!!! DAMN!!! :D
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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Maybe I'm just hopeful or have my references mixed up - but is there a complete mini set to go with this?


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
LoreKeeper wrote:

Maybe I'm just hopeful or have my references mixed up - but is there a complete mini set to go with this?

There are a set of RotRL minis coming out next year in combination with this, but I don't know how 'complete' it will be. I think the press release said there would be 60 different minis in the RotRL set.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Justin Franklin wrote:
Is this part of any of the subscriptions or do I need to add it?

From the product description:

Quote:
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.)

Lantern Lodge

1 person marked this as a favorite.

I know that it states that they stated they don't plan on doing this with other APs but it would be really awesome if they did this for at least the APs before the release of the PFRPG.

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