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Pathfinder Player Companion: Champions of Purity

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Pathfinder Player Companion: Champions of Purity

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You don’t have to be a holy warrior to be a true hero. Join in the fight against evil and be a paragon of righteousness as a character of any class with Pathfinder Player Companion: Champions of Purity. Arm yourself with a host of new options specifically designed for good-aligned characters—like new fighting techniques striking the balance between capture and execution, life-fostering magic, rules for the redemption of evil characters, and morally challenging alignment-changing alchemy. With new insights into what it means to play good-aligned hardliners and how to get paid for being a good guy, deal with evil companions, redeem villains, and handle all those goblin babies, this book will change the way you think about playing honorable characters. Also, learn more about some of the greatest do-gooders and virtuous organizations on Golarion—with a focus on nonreligious groups, since the fight between good and evil doesn’t have to unfold entirely in the arena of faith. Join the ranks of the just with Pathfinder Player Companion: Champions of Purity! Inside this book, you’ll find:

  • Detailed discussion on what it means to play a character of each of the three good alignments, including ideas for character generation and specific challenges of these alignments.
  • A look into good-aligned races, good-aligned homelands, and good-aligned organizations for your character, as well as some of the challenges of being good and what happens when good characters come from bad places.
  • A method for redeeming evil characters who your adventuring party encounters during the campaign.
  • New good-based feats, magical weapons and gear, rage powers, rogue talents, subdomains, and more!

This Pathfinder Player Companion is intended for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, but can easily be incorporated into any fantasy world.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-511-2

Note: This product is part of the Pathfinder Player Companion Subscription.

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Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Announced! Product image is a mockup and will change prior to publication.

RPG Superstar 2009, Contributor

::thumbs up::

Andoran

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*dives in the bunker before Mikaze's fangasm shockwave hits*


Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Tales Subscriber

Another thing to wait with bated breath for :)


Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

"Super Sweet" - Eric Cartman


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

This sounds great! Fingers crossed for Champions of Balance and Champions of Corruption as well!


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

This will be useful.

Silver Crusade

5 people marked this as a favorite.
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hugs monitor

Thank you, Paizo. Thank you.

Cheliax

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very cool

Silver Crusade

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TriOmegaZero wrote:
*dives in the bunker before Mikaze's fangasm shockwave hits*

This one ripped back in time and sank Atlantis. But everyone that wasn't an Atlantis Thalmor Nazi ejected in time G.I.Joe-style so it's okay.


Finally, oh and yay!

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber

Approx. 164 days left, Central Time.

Osirion

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A redemption inquisition? Non-religious good-guy organizations? Goblin babies?

[Checks date, to be sure it isn't the 1st of April.]

Oh my. Fetch me my fainting couch, I feel all swoony!


Make that two fainting couches and some smelling salts. Ok, marking the calender and starting the count down now!

Silver Crusade

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I'm really curious about these new fighting techniques. Maybe something that "perfects" subdual damage attacks to prevent accidental "rollover" deaths? Or something else built from the ground up around subduing?

I really like that the alignment-changing alchemy, however it actually works, is called "morally challenging" upfront. That really beats just using helms of opposite alignment or sanctify the wicked and calling it a day without confronting the difficult questions that arise from using such methods.

Wondering at the "how to get paid for being a good guy" bit. Can't help but wonder if it'll be a new paradigm for handling WBL matters for characters that don't want to go the home invasion economy route. Bounties on evil items, or boons from benefactors/benefactees, or just karma paying off? Or a discussion on how and where to seek funding for idealistic characters?

Redemption Inquisition, very curious.

Mile high hopes on the matter of goblin(and other) babies. :)

Extremely grateful to see Big Damn Good support for non-divine characters being inbound in this book. Holy barbarians, holy monks, holy summoners, holy ninjas, holy everyone are going to be so grateful for this companion. :D

Seriously, this is the one I've been waiting for since the beginning. Really, really excited about this. :)

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

*wipes the screen from results of Mikaze's fangasm*

Dude, contain thyself!

*hands Mikaze's over a box of kleenex*


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

Holy Sorcerers, Holy Witches, Holy Wizards, Holy Bards, Holy Rouges, etc. would be nice.


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Dragon78 wrote:
Holy Sorcerers, Holy Witches, Holy Wizards, Holy Bards, Holy Rouges, etc. would be nice.

Now only if Paizo would introduce a Gambler base class we could have a Holy Roller *rimshot*

Sorry


Alignment-changing alchemy? That sounds -- odd.


A Turn Undead/Evil option for inquisitors? I'd love that.


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

A Gambler class would be cool despite the bad pun.


Dragon78 wrote:
Holy Sorcerers, Holy Witches, Holy Wizards, Holy Bards, Holy Rouges, etc. would be nice.

I think a big part of this is that they wouldn't need to be holy--you can be a paragon of good without any religious connections.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber
Jackissocool wrote:
Dragon78 wrote:
Holy Sorcerers, Holy Witches, Holy Wizards, Holy Bards, Holy Rouges, etc. would be nice.
I think a big part of this is that they wouldn't need to be holy--you can be a paragon of good without any religious connections.

I think he means(and I know I do) support for characters that are squarely on the side of celestials and pure Good that aren't in divine classes. Barbarians with celestial totems and such.


After all of this time how many happy pills would you need to take to recover if they don't include celestial barbarian totems?

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber

Eternally hopeful


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Does this mean there will be a Champions of Corruption and Champions of Balance to follow?

*shivers with antici...........pation*


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

I would like to request an expansion of the Summon Monster list to include more Good aligned creatures. There are 7 such creatures on the list, 3 of which are in Summon Monster IX.

I want my Angel Summoner.


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

We would need more low to mid level celestials to make a new summons list. In fact if one day they get enough of each of the major kinds they could have summon spells for Angels, Azatas, Agathions, or Archons.


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+1 for mid-level celestials (maybe this is the right moment to pathfinderize 2E's Agathinons)


That book looks really interesting. Especially the part about goblin babies :-) : I mean, perhaps it will allow Pathfinder to be less of a slaughterfest adventure-wise.

I like to slaughter fundamentally evil baddies as much as the next guy during my tactically-oriented fantasy RPG play, but perhaps this book will give us mechanics to play in less gory ways.

We'll see.


Cheapy wrote:

I would like to request an expansion of the Summon Monster list to include more Good aligned creatures. There are 7 such creatures on the list, 3 of which are in Summon Monster IX.

I want my Angel Summoner.

Cheapy, given that previous policy has been NOT to expand the choices on the existing spells, you're more likely to see specialized spells that only summon Angels, or Azatas,or Agathions, etc. At least, that's my guess.

Alternatively, the customized summoning lists variant from Unearthed Arcana should still work in Pathfinder.

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

What do you do with all those goblin babies?


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

The Golarion line has done quite a bit of extending of the summon monster lists, mostly in the articles about organizations or deities. So I have hope!

Paizo Employee Creative Director

DungeonmasterCal wrote:

Does this mean there will be a Champions of Corruption and Champions of Balance to follow?

*shivers with antici...........pation*

Not necessarily. But possibly.


I am VERY interested in this.


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Cheapy wrote:

I would like to request an expansion of the Summon Monster list to include more Good aligned creatures. There are 7 such creatures on the list, 3 of which are in Summon Monster IX.

I want my Angel Summoner.

And your BMX Bandit?

Cheliax

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James Jacobs wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:

Does this mean there will be a Champions of Corruption and Champions of Balance to follow?

*shivers with antici...........pation*

Not necessarily. But possibly.

Ay who wants to be a champion of corruption when you can be a lord!

Cheliax

James Jacobs wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:

Does this mean there will be a Champions of Corruption and Champions of Balance to follow?

*shivers with antici...........pation*

Not necessarily. But possibly.

I am VERY interested in THIS^... One of the things that I have always loved about the Pathfinder system and setting is that it has almost always been even handed with the release of support for the "good folks" and "bad folks". I would hate to see that paradigm left behind...


Thanks for the back up, Kyle. I loved the "Faiths of..." series and that's why I thought a "Champions of..." series would dovetail perfectly with them.

Osirion

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Mazlith wrote:
What do you do with all those goblin babies?

Cook them of course. They taste like Chicken. It's not cannibalism unless you're a Goblin after all. And if you are, that probably won't stop you.


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

Well you have to use a mithril pan or those goblin babies will just stick to the pan and it will be such a mess to clean up;)

Paizo Employee Editor-in-Chief

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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Does this mean there will be a Champions of Corruption and Champions of Balance to follow?

Lets see how the first one goes and, based off of that, we'll see. I always hate to say this, but it the best way for us to gauge the audience's interest in a project is to see how it sells. So if you want to see this turn into a sub-series with the entirely hypothetically Champions of Balance and Champions of Corruption, first let us know you want to see it, but even more importantly, check this one out in whatever way is financially feasible for you! If no one gets this, we'd be fools to do more. If everyone gets this, well, then we'd be fools not to.

And if you really like this theme and haven't checked out the refreshed Player Companion line yet, now's the perfect time to check out the awesome new direction!

Paizo Employee Editor-in-Chief

Mikaze wrote:

hugs monitor

Thank you, Paizo. Thank you.

Pfffh! You and I talked about this at Gen Con. You know this one's for you. ;)

Paizo Employee Editor-in-Chief

Dragon78 wrote:
Holy Sorcerers, Holy Witches, Holy Wizards, Holy Bards, Holy Rouges, etc. would be nice.

Despite the connotation of the mock-up cover, this is not a book all about religion. There will definitely be options for divine casters, but don't expect this to be all religion all the time.

Keep an eye out later in the year for our book on Crusaders, which will be all about the religious agendas of a variety of Golarion's deities and how to play faithful characters of all classes.

Paizo Employee Editor-in-Chief

Dragon78 wrote:
Well you have to use a mithril pan or those goblin babies will just stick to the pan and it will be such a mess to clean up;)

Gross. All of the gross.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

This looks great!


Is that Iomedae on the cover?

Paizo Employee Editor-in-Chief

Andru Watkins wrote:
Is that Iomedae on the cover?

That's a mock-up. The final cover will be of ADVENTURE!


Andru Watkins wrote:
Is that Iomedae on the cover?

It's Iomedae, for some reason disguising herself as a fourteen-year old.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Kajehase wrote:
Andru Watkins wrote:
Is that Iomedae on the cover?
It's Iomedae, for some reason disguising herself as a fourteen-year old.

Clean living.

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