I think for many, this book seems a little late coming. So many of us have moved on from Core and would like future releases to include all options currently available.
It'll still be an excellent resource.
Looking forward to NPC Codex II!
GeraintElberion wrote:Oh man...so many wants....Mikaze wrote:Speaking of that cover, I still want to buy a clean/textless print of this one.I've got my fingers crossed that this wraps around onto the back cover.
It should wrap around to the back side. If you buy the PDF, you can save the page its on to use for your computer wallpaper or something. I have a spread photo from Carrion Crown as my wallpaper currently :)
|Vic Wertz Chief Technical Officer|
|Vic Wertz Chief Technical Officer|
It is! The fact that it's just as big as you see it doesn't make it any less so! It's so awesome that we actually ended up putting all of those characters into the book.
I know this is still epic in proportion, I have always been a fan of the tavern scene. Just because it's not landscape doesn't mean I think badly of it.
Deities are featured in the Core Rulebook. These deities may have a place in the Pathfinder campaign setting as well, but the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and the products specific to that line of products (Core Rulebook, Advanced Player's Guide, etc.) are considered to be setting-neutral. You'll note that there's no setting-specific fluff related to the deities in the Core Rulebook. In fact, the word "Golarion" is mentioned once in the entire book, in Apendix 4: Game Aids, specifically in the paragraph concerning the Pathfinder Campaign Setting line of products.
|Sean K Reynolds Contributor|
Zaister wrote:The Female Human Paladin (Warrior of the Holy Light) of Iomedae who killed Metterak the Dragon Prince! ^_^Berselius wrote:Will we see Brett's Elicia Stormraven in this Codex?Who?
I have no idea what you are talking about.
I was there for that - I played the cleric (forgot the name) that briefly pinned Metterak to the ground with an earthquake. Sadly, I managed to blow the save against dragon fear and fled the fight for just long enough to miss the killing blow.
The Thornkeep PDF references the NPC Codex for an enemy in one of the dungeons, and I have 3 weeks to wait to see what the stats are on it.
Life is so unfair.
My Agreement is resounding. However, you could restat your own version, or pull one from the GMG.
NPC Codex 2...The Larger World? Including NPCs from different lands? Arcadia to Tian Xia?
This codex, and any further in this product line, are going to be world neutral (with the exception of deity names, I think). Typically they keep the hardcover rulebooks world neutral so people who don't play in Golarion can get the most out of them.
TheLoneCleric wrote:NPC Codex 2...The Larger World? Including NPCs from different lands? Arcadia to Tian Xia?More likely NPC Codex II: Advanced Player's Guide/Ultimate Combat/Ultimate Magic/etc.
Yep. I'd honestly expect plenty of NPCs in this setting neutral book to have that sort of RL regional flavor already. I doubt the cultural flavor is going to be confined to ISR-ish cultures alone(and to be honest, the ISR has a wide cultural range already, it's not just Avistan all the time!)
|Sean K Reynolds Designer|
The book is pretty much fantastic. Tons of dwarves, halflings, elves, and I really enjoy that the stat blocks themselves don't dip into any-- that I saw-- archetypes. It's really cut and dry and excellent. Will be of great use!
Another thing I really liked was that, for everything except for the fighter, who was odd, every 20th level NPC bought right into the character you'd imagine they'd be. There's no weird concept 20th level characters-- even the fighter, who is odd, is a two-handed fighter with some miscellaneous feats and options.
|baldwin the merciful|
If I buy hardcover do I get the pdf included? I could swear that is the case from other books that I bought but its not clear.
Only if you buy it as part of the RPG subscription. You can only get a PDF included with any Paizo product by subscribing.