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Pirates of the Western Ocean (PFRPG) PDF

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Flotsam, Jetsam, and Pearls Beyond Price!

Create fantastic ships with new construction templates, or roll up a distraction between ports with random tables

You’ve explored the Western Ocean from Barsella to Terminus Island, but you’ll never truly experience it until you raise the Jolly Roger and strand law at the shore. Come join the ranks of pirates plying the shipping lanes, and make your own rules out on the high seas.

Any pirate-minded GM will find something useful in these pages:

  • Unleash 3 pirate bands and new ports of call
  • Explore 2 new adventure-packed islands on the Western Ocean
  • Deploy 13 personalities to assist or hinder your party on their next adventure
  • Pit your party against Thalassic creatures serving the Sea Titans
  • Discover 11 new spells, and the secrets of ancient aboleth glyphs
  • Learn new feats and liberate new magic items from the unworthy!
Plunder this sea-chest of ideas to fuel your own high seas adventures. Pick up your copy of Pirates of the Western Ocean, and set sail for riches!

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Product Discussion (29)

I'm excited to see this one up! I think the added islands, the pirate lords and other NPCs, plus the ship templates and aboleth glyphs really make this a sleeper hit. It's packed with a lot of fun stuff, and the thalassic template means you can create terrible minions of the sea who represent even deeper, darker powers-- which is what I like in my minions.

Thanks for getting it posted!

-Ben.


I should add, this is a bolus of supplementary material from Journeys to the West for use with it or another pirate/nautical exploration book. It's stand-alone, in that the material doesn't require the other texts, and I think all of the material is pretty fun and useful, but it really shines when used as a complement to Journeys.

-Ben.

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Quarterly

I'm quite fond of this one, especially the aboleth glyphs and the extra island writeups.

Might make a very interesting surprise for the players if you were, say, playing a somewhat nautical adventure path.


I was very happy with this book, too. Fun read.


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PaizoCon attendees who played "Into the Boiling Bay" will be pleased to see the Rum Gremlins. :) And the Behtu from KQ22 are in here! What pirate game doesn't need rum gremlins and demon apes?

-Ben.

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Quarterly

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There is a terrific art preview for this book up on the artist's site. Seven images of seafaring adventurers, ships, and monsters!


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Huh. I don't remember seeing the squid figurehead in the book, but that's probably just me. I really like it! Guido has done a fantastic and piratey job with these!

Liberty's Edge

Oceanshieldwolf wrote:
Huh. I don't remember seeing the squid figurehead in the book, but that's probably just me. I really like it! Guido has done a fantastic and piratey job with these!

If I'm not mistaken, that illustration is in the Magic section (it's one of the ship magic items I think ... )

I agree, Guido did a great job - he's becoming one of my favorites to work with in fact :)


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I was impressed by the aboleth glyphs. Also Marc Radle did a very solid job on the layout.


Rite Publishing wrote:
I was impressed by the aboleth glyphs.

Marc did a great job! I like the trade dress on it.

The aboleth glyphs use the same mechanics as the Runes in Northlands, so you can build off of them or establish links, if you want.

-Ben.

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

How easy would it be be use this with Skull & Shackles?

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It would fit in quite well, I think. The Shackles are filled with innumerable small islands, and many of the personalities contained herein would be a great addition to the Adventure Path.

Liberty's Edge

I think Liz said it perfectly!

Oh, and thanks very much for the nice words Steve and Ben :)


I don't see maps for Palau kelaparan and Umbrasca? or am i just missing them?

Contributor

Some are being worked on, so there should be an update at some point.


And reviewed here, on DTRPG, submitted to Nerdtrek and sent to GMS magazine. Cheers!

Contributor

Glad you liked it! Ben did a good job of pulling all the material together, and he did the ship templates.


Yeah, Ben usually does! But so do you - the Journeys-review is coming soon, I'm still savoring the content! :)

Contributor

I look forward to reading that review! Thanks.

Liberty's Edge

Me too :)

And yes, Ben and Christina rock! It's always a pleasure working with them!

Contributor

And Marc does a great job on layout! That's why I'm hiring him to do my lycanthrope Kickstarter book! :)

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Thank you for the review, Endzeitgeist!


Yes, thank you! I'm glad you noticed the relation with the Northlands glyphs. I wanted it extensible, and it looks like it was! :D

-Ben.


Any word of progress on the maps?

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Yes, the ocean map is done. The extra island maps are in progress.


Wolfgang Baur wrote:
Yes, the ocean map is done. The extra island maps are in progress.

w00t!

Any word on if any are coming to the iPad app?

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Unlikely that the islands are going to appear on the iPad app. The developer is caught in other issues that are likely to delay the addition of new cities and islands until later in the year.


Wolfgang Baur wrote:
Unlikely that the islands are going to appear on the iPad app. The developer is caught in other issues that are likely to delay the addition of new cities and islands until later in the year.

Thanks for the reply. I hope he is OK.

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

He's fine but lacking time to devote to the app for now. I hope things will smooth out later this year.

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