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Pathfinder Adventure Path: Rise of the Runelords Deluxe Collector's Edition (PFRPG) Hardcover

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Celebrate 10 years of Paizo Publishing and 5 years of the Pathfinder Adventure Path with the Rise of the Runelords Deluxe Collector's Edition, a stunning presentation of the very first Adventure Path campaign unlike anything you've seen before! This amazing paizo.com-exclusive edition has been produced in extremely limited quantities, and is sure to be remembered for years as one of the most beautiful Pathfinder products ever created.

The Rise of the Runelords Deluxe Collector's Edition comes packed in a gorgeous oversized “magical tome” case modeled after the spellbook of Karzoug, Runelord of Greed, the ultimate villain of the Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path. With real metal casings, leather-like covers, and a working mechanical latch, this presentation case easily doubles as a campaign prop. Inside you'll find a gorgeous hardbound collection of the entire Runelords campaign packed with removable maps and player handouts, as well as a collection of 15 beautiful archival prints of the campaign's key iconic characters and original cover paintings!

Don't miss your chance to own this important part of Pathfinder history!

The Presentation Case

  • Inspired by Runelord Karzoug's “real” magical tome, this beautiful presentation case measures 13 inches tall by 10.75 inches wide by 3 inches thick, and snugly fits all components of the Rise of the Runelords Deluxe Collector's Edition.
  • Features leather-like covers, metal casings, an imitation “grimoire” spine, a 1-inch-thick blood red cloth bookmark, and embossed with a silver-foil Sihedron Rune of the ancient Runelords.
  • Keep your components safe from prying eyes with a working metal latch.
  • Presentation case, deluxe book, and art prints all come packaged in a durable box for hassle-free storage.

The Book

  • This beautifully bound limited-edition of the Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path features 432 pages of glorious color printed on ultra-high-quality paper, making it attractive and durable.
  • Bound in high-quality imitation leather, the book features an ornate spine as well as a silver foil-stamped image of the Runelords' insidious Sihedron Rune.
  • Includes a blood-red bookmark perfect for tracking the campaign's progress!
  • Twenty-two full-color player handouts and key maps are printed on high-quality paper and tucked into slitted pages, allow players to hold important clues while leaving the GM with copies of his own.

The Prints

15 premium full-color prints of key Rise of the Runelords cover images and iconic characters on high-quality art stock paper, all packaged individually in vellum envelopes, and all suitable for framing. All prints feature classic Runelords art by superstar Pathfinder cover artist Wayne Reynolds! Prints include:

  • Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition Cover
  • Pathfinder Adventure Path #1 Cover Background
  • Pathfinder Adventure Path #1 Alternate Cover Background
  • Pathfinder Adventure Path #2 Cover Background
  • Pathfinder Adventure Path #3 Cover Background
  • Pathfinder Adventure Path #4 Cover Background
  • Pathfinder Adventure Path #5 Cover Background
  • Pathfinder Adventure Path #6 Cover Background
  • Valeros Iconic Character Image
  • Seoni Iconic Character Image
  • Merisiel Iconic Character Image
  • Kyra Iconic Character Image
  • Harsk Iconic Character Image
  • Ezren Iconic Character Image
  • Karzoug Character Image

The Rise of the Runelords Deluxe Collector's 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 Deluxe Collector's Edition ships in order to receive the PDF for free.)

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Originally posted to the Paizo blog for Pathfinder Adventure Path #5.

Rise of the Runelords Deluxe Collector's 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).

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

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Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Announced! The main product image is a photograph of the actual outer presentation case, and the additional image at the bottom is a photograph of the actual book. We'll add additional photos as we're able to.


I bring you love.


Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

That's awesome, now where to find the money...


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

Is this a special but similar copy to the compilation coming out here in the next couple weeks? Wanting to gauge similarities/differences.

Andoran

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Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

Madness.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

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CaroRose wrote:
Is this a special but similar copy to the compilation coming out here in the next couple weeks? Wanting to gauge similarities/differences.

This version is printed on thicker paper, has handouts tucked in slits inside the pages, has the foil-embossed imitation leather cover, the ribbon bookmark, the art prints, the *awesome* presentation case... but the editorial content of the book itself is *exactly* the same.

Cheliax Owner - Enchanted Grounds

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Not once have I ever wanted a $200 RPG product.
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Until now...

Qadira

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

I hate you...

Where the hell am I going to find the cash for this?


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Dear Paizo,

I hate you... now take my money.

Your pal Drew.

P.S.
I didn't really mean it... I don't really hate you. Well, maybe a bit, but I continue to love you for making cool stuff more then I hate you for making me buy it.

P.P.S.
Please keep making cool stuff.


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UGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I have to gift my preordered ROTRL edition, and then buy this..................... I hate you all!!!!
*Places preorder*


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

Ummm....it says limited edition, what's your definition of limited? I'm not going to have to avoid work so I can sit 24 hours in front of my screen, refreshing until I can hit the preorder button, will I? Cause I REALLY want this so bad!

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Maps, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber
cmastah wrote:
Ummm....it says limited edition, what's your definition of limited? I'm not going to have to avoid work so I can sit 24 hours in front of my screen, refreshing until I can hit the preorder button, will I? Cause I REALLY want this so bad!

You can order it right now and not sit in front of your computer.


Good lord... It's beautiful

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

cmastah wrote:
Ummm....it says limited edition, what's your definition of limited? I'm not going to have to avoid work so I can sit 24 hours in front of my screen, refreshing until I can hit the preorder button, will I? Cause I REALLY want this so bad!

You should see a preorder button right now.

(We don't release edition sizes, but it's pretty darn limited.)

Shadow Lodge

Must...start saving...

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Tales Subscriber

Ngghrhggggghhhgggggg.
Call an ambulance I'm having a seizure as my brain struggles between desire and practicality.

Cheliax

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Anyone else feel weird about this announcement?

I am excited to get my 'regular' edition. Now all of a sudden a newer MORE SPECIAL edition gets announced? Eh...

Cheliax

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

Anyone know how much a kidney goes for these days on the black market? I have an extra....


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Megamillions...must win megamillions...

Andoran

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber
srd5090 wrote:
I am excited to get my 'regular' edition. Now all of a sudden a newer MORE SPECIAL edition gets announced? Eh...

Not at all, I don't know why you would.

This is actually very common for RPG companies, until now Paizo was one of the few companies that did not make Limited Edition books.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

srd5090 wrote:

Anyone else feel weird about this announcement?

I am excited to get my 'regular' edition. Now all of a sudden a newer MORE SPECIAL edition gets announced? Eh...

We really wanted to tell folks about this sooner—heck, we wanted to *release it* sooner—but working out the metal casings took a lot of time; because that's one of the most expensive parts of the package, we couldn't set a price until that was finalized.

Cheliax

Vic Wertz wrote:
srd5090 wrote:

Anyone else feel weird about this announcement?

I am excited to get my 'regular' edition. Now all of a sudden a newer MORE SPECIAL edition gets announced? Eh...

We really wanted to tell folks about this sooner—heck, we wanted to *release it* sooner—but working out the metal casings took a lot of time; because that's one of the most expensive parts of the package, we couldn't set a price until that was finalized.

Understandable I guess. Unfortunately I can't drink the kool-aid this time. All my major RPG budget for a long time has gone to the Rappan Athuk kickstarter, my purchase of Slumbering Tsar, and my regular Paizo subscriptions. Not to mention I'll already have all the material in this book from my regular edition...

Hope this is profitable though, would like to see stuff like this in the future when possible.


Vic Wertz wrote:
srd5090 wrote:

Anyone else feel weird about this announcement?

I am excited to get my 'regular' edition. Now all of a sudden a newer MORE SPECIAL edition gets announced? Eh...

We really wanted to tell folks about this sooner—heck, we wanted to *release it* sooner—but working out the metal casings took a lot of time; because that's one of the most expensive parts of the package, we couldn't set a price until that was finalized.

That's a shame. I probably can't justify it with my hardcover already bought. :( You neededn't worry I suppose, the money's only going to be going on other Runelords products anyway. :P

Can you tell us about these "handouts" between the pages?


Hey Vic I preordered mine about 30 minutes after its announcement how likely am I to get one, kinda frightened by the limited availability thing 0_0.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

srd5090 wrote:
Hope this is profitable though, would like to see stuff like this in the future when possible.

We don't intend to *lose* money on it, but this product is much more about celebration than profit. The production costs on this are frankly kind of staggering, and even if we sell every copy—which we hope to do—the profits will be pretty low.

Let me put it this way—it's a paizo.com exclusive because if we had to sell it through retail channels (with the associated distributor and retailer markups) while keeping a normal profit margin, we'd probably have to price this much closer to a thousand dollars.


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

With the wife's permission, this has been added to the sidecart.

Still plan on using my new compilation that comes out next month as my "beater." I don't really intend to use the actual book from this set, but I will plan on making use of the handouts, and will most certainly be framing all of the Wayne Reynolds art prints.

This is just too glorious to pass up.


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Cards, Companion, Maps, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
bigkilla wrote:
cmastah wrote:
Ummm....it says limited edition, what's your definition of limited? I'm not going to have to avoid work so I can sit 24 hours in front of my screen, refreshing until I can hit the preorder button, will I? Cause I REALLY want this so bad!
You can order it right now and not sit in front of your computer.

Oh, heheh, thanks, I actually didn't understand how preorders worked ^^' (I assumed it would be up for preorder by november :P)

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

The Minis Maniac wrote:
Hey Vic I preordered mine about 30 minutes after its announcement how likely am I to get one, kinda frightened by the limited availability thing 0_0.

No worries at all! As long as the "preorder" button is still available, you're golden.

(Obviously, we have no idea how long it will take to sell though, but I'd be surprised if it doesn't last a few months at least...)


Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber
srd5090 wrote:

Anyone else feel weird about this announcement?

I am excited to get my 'regular' edition. Now all of a sudden a newer MORE SPECIAL edition gets announced? Eh...

I can understand that view, although I experienced it more as going from excited to 'even more excited'.


Woah, damn. I just got the email about changing my preorder. You guys are really on the ball!

So are these handouts exclusive to the Deluxe edition? What can we expect? Would it be slim to hope for the town square map as a part of this product? I understand its from an entirely different line, but hey.

Cheliax

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

Preordered. Now I just have to figure out how I'm going to get the money to pay for it....

I know! I'll write more stuff! :D

Sczarni

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

$200...but it's so shiny...

Man I love your products...

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

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The handouts reproduce maps and other player handouts that are shown in the book; they slide into sort of pocket-like slits on the appropriate pages. It's kind of hard to describe; hopefully we'll be able to add some photos soon.

We're hoping to have a sample copy at PaizoCon (though it will probably have just plain white non-printed pages).


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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Anyone want to start a 'how to convince your wife this is a good purchase' thread? I am in need of some tips... ; )


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Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Cards, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Pre-ordered. If my job ever allows me to get to PaizoCon, will you guys sign it?

Osirion

Preordered... If it goes through it means I am getting one?

Shadow Lodge

Dammit! Swapping my anniversary edition order for the deluxe version means I can't get my bound copy of the AP signed by all the authors at this year's PaizoCon! Need to organise some sort of card that I can place in one of those pockety things...

Osirion

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If it makes you husbands feel better, I am in one of those "how to convince my fiance this is a good purchase" frames of mind... along with "how to restrain myself from making this purchase"

... it can be very hazardous to a household budget to have both members of the couple be avid gamers.

... ... would it be wrong to use excess financial aid money for this?


pre-ordered:

Thank you for extending the life of my players with this product.

All of them know that our next campaign will be the runelords (picking up the case bundle, and have the cards/ maps already.) As the release date gets closer they all expect the current challenge level to spike until they are all dead or managed to push through our current campaign into a nice happy retirement. This gives them a few extra months of breathing room.


Elara wrote:


... ... would it be wrong to use excess financial aid money for this?

claim its a political science or philosophy experiment...


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game, Maps, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

A lot of money and no pdf till November but shiny.

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Tales Subscriber

I will go the get both and give my "regular copy" to a friend for Christmas route. Can't wait till November! Who is the marketing genius/demon who thought this up!

Qadira

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

Dammit. That's another $110 in Paizo's pocket.

I'm not really complaining, just wish I'd known it was coming! Good thing I don't have to actually pay for it until November.

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Maps, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber
Thorkull wrote:
Dammit. That's another $110 in Paizo's pocket.

Wow, tell me where you are buying yours because that's where I want to buy mine.

With the Pathfinder discount mine says 169.99


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Random question. I am conflicted about owning a cool and normal copy of this, but would like the PDF before Christmas time. Any way to get the PDF early without ordering both books? I am on the fence about getting both anyways, one to use, one to look at, I enjoy collecting collectible things. Maybe pay for this early when the PDF for the collection comes out next week? When I pay is not a big concern, but having the PDF of the collection before I deploy would be nice.

Thanks,
James


I know this is a strange question, but what kind of metal is on the case?

Andoran

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber
cynarion wrote:
Anyone want to start a 'how to convince your wife this is a good purchase' thread? I am in need of some tips... ; )

This is how it worked for me in 5 easy steps, may not work for you... ;)

Step 1: Marry Wife that makes a lot more money then you
Step 2: Convince wife Your Income Goes to Bills other then Joint Credit Cards
Step 3: Convince wife her Income Goes to Joint Credit Cards and Life/House Savings
Step 4: Show wife that after paying bills and showing her income is more then enough for Joint Credit Card bills and Life/House Savings you still have plenty of money left over to fund an expensive RPG/Collector habit.
Step 5: Remember to do all you can to Keep Wife happy or whole thing falls apart because you may have problems getting Step 1 accomplished again.

There you go 5 Easy Steps! ;)

Silver Crusade

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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

You Americans are crazy.

Qadira

Okay, before I make my final decision, I need to know EXACTLY what benefits I'm getting out of this deal compared to the regular anniversary edition. The problem is the standard anniversary edition is very vague in what it gives compared to this one. I need comparisons. Especially if I'm going to shell out an additional $110 dollars.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

Bragging rights for spending 200 USD on a gaming book are worth it alone!

In America, that is.

In the land where crazy people live.

And breathe crazy air.

*checks his expected spendings for November*

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