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Unusual Suspects (PFRPG)

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Unusual Suspects is a compilation of 60 unique and original Non-Player Characters ready to go for your game. Each NPC entry includes a complete stat block, full history, detailed tactics, and guidelines on how to use the character in your game. With these NPCs you can drop them directly into your game for a quick random encounter, or you can use their background information and the guidance provided with each one to build them into to your campaign as ongoing adversaries or allies, or maybe both.

Included among the NPCs found in this book are beggars and bandits, street guides and wilderness guardians, a crooked watchman, a dauntless sherpa, a crazed poisoner, a bastard heir, a mutant assassin, an exiled prince, and even one of Hell’s auditors, plus much, much more. The NPCs run the gamut of Challenger Ratings from 1–20, with three NPCs of each CR level, so they can be used in your game regardless of where your Player Characters are in their careers. Unusual Suspects is designed for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, but the NPC backgrounds and guidelines for use can be used with any fantasy roleplaying game system.

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Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion

Now available!

Cheliax

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

Very interesting. I am guessing this is for a print version? And will a PDF version be made available?

Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion

Print/PDF bundle now available. :D

Contributor

Dark_Mistress wrote:
Very interesting.

It's more that interesting. It's totally awesome! I mean, I'm not biased or anything...

Paizo Employee Developer

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Zherog wrote:
Dark_Mistress wrote:
Very interesting.
It's more that interesting. It's totally awesome! I mean, I'm not biased or anything...

yeah, this is the kinda thing that happens when buncha WereCabbages get together and come up with 60 NPCs.


There's a new Kickstarter project with the same name: http://www.indiegogo.com/Unusualsuspects?c=home

Layout and Design, Frog God Games

linky-dink

And it looks like they're going to call theirs "The Unusual Suspects". So.. slightly different.


Oh, interesting!

Cheliax

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

It's a interesting read. I doubt I will use any of the NPC's from the book but its a good book for quick NPC's if they are needed.


Does anyone know an European online store that sells this? PDFs are okay most of the time, but this book I'd need in print.

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Does it use rules from all Paizo's SRD materials or just the Core Rulebook?

If it uses rules outside the CRB, does it print the details of the rules in the statblock or at least reference the volume?

Pathfinder Creative Director, Frog God Games

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I don't know about any European retailers, but there are some that carry Frog God Games books I think. You might ping Bill Webb at bill[at]talesofthefroggod[dot]com to get the names of them.

This does use material outside of the CRB, but all of that information is available for free on the PRD (like the CRB is), so it is not reprinted in the book.

Editing, Frog God Games

Yes, more Pathfinder rulebooks are utilized beyond the Core. The volume is referenced accordingly.

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Thanks for the responses, I look forward to reading this!

Taldor

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PM sent.

Layout and Design, Frog God Games

For clarity, these are th Pathfinder books that are referenced (beyond the core rules) that are listed in the Legal Appendix —

Advanced Player's Guide
Ultimate Combat
Ultimate Magic
Pathfinder Adventure Path #43: The Haunting of Harrowstone
Pathfinder Companion: Taldor, Echoes of Glory
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Inner Sea World Guide

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 16

Of the 60 NPCs found in the book, Hell's Auditor is definitely my favorite character...

The auditor glided smoothly from the shadows, its skeletal form obscured by robes of embroidered velvet. The party reached for their swords, but the apparition held up one hand as if to parley. Its voice was a nearly-inaudible hiss. "It is my understanding that your group had a recent run-in with several Ice Devils. I have some forms that you need to fill out, describing your encounter." The ominous creature gestured toward a nearby table, piled high with printed documents.

"Huh? Are you sure you need US to fill out all those forms?"

"The creatures that you encountered have been selected for an audit. Should you fail to fully cooperate with my investigation, the consequences could be most... dire." To illustrate its point, the creature gestured toward a heap of scorched bone on the floor. "Most dire indeed!"

Pathfinder Creative Director, Frog God Games

Chuck Wright wrote:

For clarity, these are th Pathfinder books that are referenced (beyond the core rules) that are listed in the Legal Appendix —

Advanced Player's Guide
Ultimate Combat
Ultimate Magic
Pathfinder Adventure Path #43: The Haunting of Harrowstone
Pathfinder Companion: Taldor, Echoes of Glory
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Inner Sea World Guide

I don't believe those last three are posted in the PRD, so their information should be included in the NPC stats accordingly.

Contributor

Those last three, however, can be found on "unofficial" PRD sites, for anybody who would like more info.

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I'm curious to hear thoughts from folks who have purchased it. What do you think overall? Who's your favorite NPC? Which NPC are you itching to use first?

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Sir_Wulf wrote:

Of the 60 NPCs found in the book, Hell's Auditor is definitely my favorite character...

The auditor glided smoothly from the shadows, its skeletal form obscured by robes of embroidered velvet. The party reached for their swords, but the apparition held up one hand as if to parley. Its voice was a nearly-inaudible hiss. "It is my understanding that your group had a recent run-in with several Ice Devils. I have some forms that you need to fill out, describing your encounter." The ominous creature gestured toward a nearby table, piled high with printed documents.

"Huh? Are you sure you need US to fill out all those forms?"

"The creatures that you encountered have been selected for an audit. Should you fail to fully cooperate with my investigation, the consequences could be most... dire." To illustrate its point, the creature gestured toward a heap of scorched bone on the floor. "Most dire indeed!"

I am going to purchase this product because of this excerpt. FGG should thank you for the marketing.

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Zherog wrote:
I'm curious to hear thoughts from folks who have purchased it. What do you think overall? Who's your favorite NPC? Which NPC are you itching to use first?

Overall? Excellent. I've only just finished the first chapter and I appreciate the writups that get to the point about the NPC, the fact that many Paizo rules sources are used and referenced very clearly so you can check books easily, and how each NPC could be a hinderance or ally of your group.

The layout is very clear and the art is mostly good. The part about keeping scratch paper handy to jot down notes is spot on, lots of ideas spring up while reading the entries.

At the moment for some reason I'm drawn to Addison Richard-Durond, III. Not sure why, except that I would have a blast making him a pain in the arse while roleplaying.

Lots of care was put into each one, you can feel it. Still, some are stronger than others. Overall however I am very pleased with this purchase, it's utility is well worth it. I guess when I finish it I should actually write a review. :-)


As soon as I have the $$$, I will take a look - might take some time, though - I'm currently pretty thin stretched. :(

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 16

JollyRoger wrote:
I am going to purchase this product because of this excerpt. FGG should thank you for the marketing.

To avoid confusion: My comment wasn't excerpted from the text, but was inspired by the character. Reading that monstrous NPC gave me several ideas about how I can use him!

Editing, Frog God Games

Sir_Wulf wrote:
JollyRoger wrote:
I am going to purchase this product because of this excerpt. FGG should thank you for the marketing.
To avoid confusion: My comment wasn't excerpted from the text, but was inspired by the character. Reading that monstrous NPC gave me several ideas about how I can use him!

I know that I personally love feedback like that. To see how puchasers can immediately own the NPC, module, or campaign and make it their own helps us to keep providing material that gamers want.

Contributor

Thanks for the comments, Jeff. Addison is definitely an interesting entry, and somebody who I can definitely see being a pain in the keister to an adventuring party.

I would love to see a review of the book pop up, if you have the time.

Cheliax

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

Yet another awesome thing I can't justify purchasing....


I noticed one thing missing from the print edition. The spine is blank. Not having the book name on the spine is a pain when you have it on the shelf. Otherwise a good book so far. Glad to have print editions.

Contributor

Anybody willing to post up a review? Or share your thoughts here in the comments?


Pathfinder Modules Subscriber

I have had this one in my hands for a while, and I love the book. Like others expressed above, there is a great myriad of characters, both good and evil. The layout is great, and even some of the new feats/abilities I may incorporate into my own campaign. We just started a new AP, so I plan to add in quite a few of these as random encounters or recurring villains.

For the FGG editors, I do think there is an error in one of the stat blocks, specifically Valnetor Dreimond. His classes are rogue 1/vivisectionist 4, but is listed as having only +1d6 sneak attack die. Classes providing sneak attack dice should stack, so he should have +3d6 sneak attack dice.

I noticed because I plan to use him soon hehe :)

Andoran

Review posted :)

Contributor

Thanks for the review and the kind words, Megan. It's appreciated by all of us who worked on this one!


Reviewed finally on Endzeitgeist.com, then submitted to Nerdtrek and GMS magazine and posted here, on OBS and d20pfsrd.com's shop! Cheers!

Webstore Gninja Minion

Thanks for the review Endzeitgeist! Glad you approve of my intentional rules-breaking for the Crossroads Witch. :D

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