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Pathfinder Adventure Path #65: Into the Nightmare Rift (Shattered Star 5 of 6)

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Pathfinder Adventure Path #65: Into the Nightmare Rift (Shattered Star 5 of 6)
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Chapter 5: "Into the Nightmare Rift"
by Richard Pett

With five shards of the Shattered Star secure, visions point the PCs toward one of Varisia’s most remote corners as the site protecting the sixth fragment of the powerful artifact. Yet the heroes are not the first to search for this shard—upon arriving at the ancient ruin known as Guiltspur, they find a small army of giants excavating the site on the order of a blue dragon. Even this is not the entirety of the danger, however, for as the heroes soon learn, there are other forces searching for the final shards as well—some hailing from the Darklands below, and some from beyond reality in the nightmare realm of Leng!

This volume of Pathfinder Adventure Path continues the Shattered Star Adventure Path and includes:

  • "Into the Nightmare Rift," a Pathfinder RPG adventure for 13th-level characters, by Richard Pett.
  • Previously unknown secrets about H. P. Lovecraft’s famous Plateau of Leng in a special gazetteer of this strange realm of dreams and horrors, by Greg A. Vaughan.
  • The lost and ancient secrets behind the forgotten faith of Lissala, goddess of runes, fate, duty, and obedience, by Sean K Reynolds.
  • Alchemists and wererats in the Pathfinder’s Journal, by Bill Ward.
  • Four new monsters, including Lovecraftian horrors and Lissala’s herald, by James Jacobs and Sean K Reynolds.

Each monthly full-color softcover Pathfinder Adventure Path volume contains an in-depth adventure scenario, stats for several new monsters, and support articles meant to give Game Masters additional material to expand their campaign. Pathfinder Adventure Path volumes use the Open Game License and work with both the Pathfinder RPG and the world’s oldest fantasy RPG.

ISBN–13: 978-1-60125-487-0

Into the Nightmare Rift is sanctioned for use in Pathfinder Society Organized Play. The rules for running this Adventure Path and Chronicle sheet are available as a free download (512 KB zip/PDF).

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Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

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

Cheliax

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

Sounds neat.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

YES...Nightgaunts!

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber
Quote:
including articles on Lissala, the ancient goddess of runes and fate

Aw hell yeah, Runeface is finally back! :D

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Another Armageddon Echo? Or it's a kind of ravenloft/horror thing?

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Manuelexar wrote:
Another Armageddon Echo? Or it's a kind of ravenloft/horror thing?

Neither, really.

It's more Lovecraftian in flavor.

Osirion

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Cards, Maps Subscriber

Love my Lovecraft...


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Creatures from the relm of Leng, Giants, and a Blue Dragon sounds cool.

Cheliax

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Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Pett.

and Leng

Pett & Leng.

Leng & Pett.

*Rocks back and forth gently*

Cheliax

Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber

Richard Pett ftw! It's fascinating how Paizo manages every time again to get me even more excited for the next AP with each announced book. But seriously there mustn't be any future AP without the two titans Greg Vaughan and Richard Pett.

(P.S. Mr. Vaughan really needs to get to write more books #5 or #6 of an AP so his amazing player killing abilities can truely unfold.)

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

P-P-P-P-P-PETT!

*screams, rams forks into his eyes, sets himself on fire, jumps the window*

Taldor

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

We need an AP with this author list
1. JJ
2. Pett
3. Hitchcock
4. Logue
5. Pett
6. Logue & Hitchcock

Which involves Derro, Harrowing, Half-Ogres, Denizens of Leng, Weresharks and a carnival.

Spoiler:
we really, really do

Spoiler:
explosive runes!

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

My dream setup:

1. Pett
2. Vaughan
3. Jacobs
4. Mona
5. Logue
6. Frasier


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Gorbacz wrote:

My dream setup:

1. Pett
2. Vaughan
3. Jacobs
4. Mona
5. Logue
6. Frasier

But after starting an AP with Pett & Vaughn, do you really need any others? The PCs will either be dead or insane!

Cheliax

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

Or slowly build to terror and insanity.

1) Jacobs
2) Frasier
3) Hitchcock
4) Vaughan
5) Logue
6) Pett

By the end of that, you will likely be horrified or insane if not both.


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Dark_Mistress wrote:

Or slowly build to terror and insanity.

1) Jacobs
2) Frasier
3) Hitchcock
4) Vaughan
5) Logue
6) Pett

By the end of that, you will likely be horrified or insane if not both.

+1!

(gibber, gibber, gibber)

RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16, 2011 Top 32, 2012 Top 4

Paizo, Sweet, Beautiful, Mad Paizo wrote:
... a gazetteer of the weird demiplane of Leng ...

Yay!!!!!

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Where's the love for Spicer and Kortes?? I want them on my AP Dream Team, along with Vaughn and Pett.


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

We need an AP with this author list

1. JJ
2. Pett
3. Hitchcock
4. Logue
5. Pett
6. Logue & Hitchcock

Which involves Derro, Harrowing, Half-Ogres, Denizens of Leng, Weresharks and a carnival.

** spoiler omitted **

** spoiler omitted **

Pretty sure reality breaks if Vaughn's not on the list somewhere.

Taldor

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber
ThreeEyedSloth wrote:
Where's the love for Spicer and Kortes?? I want them on my AP Dream Team, along with Vaughn and Pett.

Kortes needs to be writing another Osirion module, we need to know what the Aucturn Enigma is!

Vaughn, Kortes and Spicer are great but they don't do freaky like pett, hitchcock and Logue. JJ I'd put in at the start to suck you in and make you care... that's probably cruel.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

Kortes is buried in real-life lately, so I heard.

Baaah! We need more Tito Leati, too!


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Dark_Mistress wrote:

Or slowly build to terror and insanity.

1) Jacobs
2) Frasier
3) Hitchcock
4) Vaughan
5) Logue
6) Pett

By the end of that, you will likely be horrified or insane if not both.

Thirded!


I could go with some more Eric L Boyd or Tito Leati.

Contributor

I've been on tablets since writing this one.

That's some extremely fine company, and very good to see Logue in many lists. I miss abusing him publicly. I think I may open the cellar door and stop the punishments.

Maybe just a few more cockroaches first.

Mnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnar!

Leng.

LENG.........

Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh........................


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

When do we anticipate seeing the player's guide for this?

Paizo Employee Developer

Aaron Scott 139 wrote:
When do we anticipate seeing the player's guide for this?

It should be available around the time Pathfinder Adventure Path #61 becomes available, which should be early August.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Cool, thanks.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting Subscriber

Giants, a dragon, drow, and Leng? This here could be brutal.


What do you mean, "could"? It's written by Richard Pett...


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Maps Subscriber

I was excited before reading/seeing that Sir Richard Pett will be scribing part 5 of the Shattered Star AP ... now I am even more anxious for this AP ... and nevermind that we are going to have a Shattered Star miniatures set for use with this AP too (Yay!!) Hmm a blue dragon is a "boss" monster in this chapter ... maybe, maybe, MAYBE we will have a HUGE Blue Dragon mini in the Shattered Star minis set? :D Please!


Nightgaunts!! Finally! :D


Also: Leng, Lissala!


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Maps Subscriber

Just wanted to ask this again (and I realize that now the Shattered Star minis set is projected to have small, medium, and large minis no huge ones at this time, just let me say having the premium mini being a HUGE Blue Dragon would be especially wonderful). C'mon Paizo and WizKids ... you know you want to do this. :D Please...

Contributor

Generic Villain wrote:
Giants, a dragon, drow, and Leng? This here could be brutal.

Could?...

Osirion

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

He meant to write
Giants, a dragon, drow and Leng could be brutal, giants, a dragon, drow and Leng in the claws of the Pett WILL be brutal, if that word is strong enough to cover it...

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

"Beastly" or "savage"?

Contributor

I like beastly, Gorbacz, but actually, the giants, dragon, drow and Leng aren't what you should really be worried about...

Osirion

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

...that would leave the Pett, as expected...

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion Subscriber

Dammit, more lovecraft stuff why must I now wait 6 months for you? I don't know if I will have money for you then T-T. Please let me not pass the perfect opportunity for them in my home game...


Lovecraftian adventure with Pett at the helm.

Pinch me ye gods, I must be dreaming!

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Odraude wrote:

Lovecraftian adventure with Pett at the helm.

Pinch me ye gods, I must be dreaming!

Don't worry, the nightmares will start soon enough. And then you'll be begging for us to wake you up, except we aren't going to be able to...


Lissala! Article on Lissala! EEEEEE!

Silver Crusade

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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

M'naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrr....

Contributor

1 person marked this as a favorite.

M'naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar:)

Paizo Employee Paizo Glitterati Robot

Final product image and description are up!


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

What a lovely blue dragon and more lovecraft is good.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber

Amiri just don't give a damn.

Also, love seeing dragons finally wearing their bling instead of just sleeping on it. Very cool look.

(and the gold contrasts with the blue superbly as well)


REALLY really good artwork here! LOVE the fire giant art, finally a fire giant art!!! The blue dragon is gorgeous as wel!

Cxan't wait

PS, why the nightgaunt name was removed? Sure hope they still use it in the bestiary!


Cool cover! The smell of ozone is overwhelming!

Ruyan.


Mikaze wrote:
Quote:
including articles on Lissala, the ancient goddess of runes and fate
Aw hell yeah, Runeface is finally back! :D

I share your approval of the Runeface.

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