Pathfinder Chronicles: Harrow Deck

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Divine your future! Lose your shirt! All in one box!

In the Pathfinder Chronicles campaign setting, the Harrow™ deck has long been a sacred tool of Varisian fortunetellers. In skilled hands, the Harrow deck can predict crop results, divine the gender of your unborn child, or give hints about your immediate future. In unskilled hands, the Harrow deck is a sacrilegious gambling game—a cutthroat diversion for ruffians in every port to lose their hard-earned fortunes.

Harrow will be featured throughout the second Pathfinder Adventure Path, Curse of the Crimson Throne. At least once in each installment, players may divine their futures with the Harrow deck, and Pathfinder #7 contains an in-depth article about the history of Harrow and its in-game use.

Harrow is also a standalone card game designed by Jason Bulmahn, Mike Selinker, and Teeuwynn Woodruff for use inside or outside the Pathfinder Chronicles campaign setting. Harrow is lavishly illustrated by Kyle Hunter, the artist behind Downer: Wandering Monster and Downer: Fool's Errand, the Paizo Comics compilations of Kyle's original Downer comics from Dungeon magazine.

    Harrow contains:
  • One 54-card deck illustrated by Kyle Hunter
  • Five chronicle cards to aid in divination
  • One rulebook with divination rules and card game rules

Free Downloads:
32-Page Rulebook: 380KB zip PDF
Blank Harrowing Chronicle cards: 780KB zip PDF

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-124-4

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Fun & useful game aid for Pathfinder

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This is a small “fortune telling” deck of cards used for the Pathfinder RPG from Paizo.

I agree with many of the other reviewers here- the illustrations are fun, but not great and the packaging is useless.

Now, in many cases with a game “fortune telling deck” the cards are just re-worked tarot cards. Not so here. Each card has a different and unique design.

This deck can be used for other Roleplaying games, also.


Reduced Price...?

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So, being non-mint, these are supposed to be at a reduced price. Why, then, are they THE EXACT SAME PRICE as brand new Harrow decks: 15.99?


Portuguese - Br

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Se voce gosta de tarô e gosta de d&d compre, se voce gosta de objetos cênicos para adicionar imersão no seu jogo e voce vai mestrar Curse of Crimson Throne ou Carrion Crown COMPRE. Mas fora ambas as situações ele nada mais é do quê uma curiosidade interessante mas de ilustrações que não inspiram muito (mas se eles um dia fizerem uma versão luxo com o Wayne Reynolds desenhando e o dinheiro estiver sobrando…).


Wonderful Product

*****

Love Every thing about this product. Lots of fun and multiple uses. Just convinced the company i work for to carry these, since for some strange reason we never carried them before, and we tend to carry most Paizo products. Very worth the price imo.


"I see five stars in your future ..."

*****

If you are into Tarot reading, playing a mystic character, or playing a Harrower in your Pathfinder Game, I highly recommend buying these cards! They are very artistic, unique, quirky, and look great on the table.

My only quip about this deck is that each card says "Harrow" on the back, and they are normal card sized. I would have preferred a plain back and slightly over-sized cards, but that's just my personal preference. In my opinion, this is one situation where Three Dragon Ante decks ROCK!


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I remember very much enjoying the use of Ravenloft's Tarokka deck as a player, so I'm looking forward to this.

Paizo Employee Chief Creative Officer, Publisher

You should see some of the art. My god this thing is beautiful.

Scarab Sages

*Add this new thing to the already very long list of "can't wait to have" things.*

A new product :) Yesterday night, it was PF4 download, this time, you add this! It's Christmas every day!

And this time, it's comming soon, only a couple months to wait :D


Erik Mona wrote:
You should see some of the art. My god this thing is beautiful.

Ok, show some. :)

Really, perhaps show one of the card's art in a blog post or something. This would be great to see.


Is this anything like the Three Dragon Ante Character Creation Article featured in one of the Dragons?


Nice! I'm thinking of running an oracle telepath in the second adv path. This will be a cool accessory!

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Jub-Jub wrote:
Is this anything like the Three Dragon Ante Character Creation Article featured in one of the Dragons?

Not really... it's more like the way the Taroka deck was used in Ravenloft.


James Jacobs wrote:
Jub-Jub wrote:
Is this anything like the Three Dragon Ante Character Creation Article featured in one of the Dragons?
Not really... it's more like the way the Taroka deck was used in Ravenloft.

Ooooh, I was still young and innocent when the Taroka deck was published at that time for Ravenloft, so I must have this one before it becomes out of print too...

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

WelbyBumpus wrote:
Really, perhaps show one of the card's art in a blog post or something. This would be great to see.

You can bet we'll be doing that soon!

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I'll definately get this.

Dark Archive

It does really look as an awesome accessory.

Does it come with some quick rules for divinations, fortune-telling, character-generation (such as those already published in a Dragon issue)?

If not, is it adaptable for such a use?

EDIT: of course it comes packed with everything I asked for. Silly me for posting before looking at the product page. D'OH!


I'm on this. Just have to wait for the Web Team to get that old Pathfinder Chronicles Subscription option going!


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WelbyBumpus wrote:
Erik Mona wrote:
You should see some of the art. My god this thing is beautiful.

Ok, show some. :)

Really, perhaps show one of the card's art in a blog post or something. This would be great to see.

Strongly seconded! I can't wait to see this.


you're making it VERY difficult for me not to buy all the pathfinder 'fluff' stuff-so fun!

Dark Archive Contributor

Ebolav wrote:
you're making it VERY difficult for me not to buy all the pathfinder 'fluff' stuff-so fun!

We are doing everything we can to break down your resistance. ;)


Show us! Show us some art! *drools*


I think I may have to pick this up. It looks nifty, and I may be able to convert the use over for Ravenloft (as I never owned an actual Taroka deck for that setting).


Huzzah!! I recall asking about such a product, and now there is one.

I think this is one of the best ideas I've ever seen, and I was expecting a mere "in game" crunch blurb only in some upcoming Pathfinder product. To think, an actual deck to fondle and play with. I'd almost like to get a second deck just to mount on backing, laminate, and display like a poster.


Lilith wrote:
Show us! Show us some art! *drools*

Check the Paizo Daily Blog this evening. :-)


WelbyBumpus wrote:
Really, perhaps show one of the card's art in a blog post or something. This would be great to see.

Check out tonight's Daily Blog post. :-)

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

I believe Josh really, really thinks you should check out the Paizo Blog later tonight.

The Exchange

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Vic Wertz wrote:
I believe Josh really, really thinks you should check out the Paizo Blog later tonight.

I'm unclear on your intent here. Are you suggesting should we check out the blog later tonight?

Dark Archive Contributor

Void_Eagle wrote:
I'm unclear on your intent here. Are you suggesting should we check out the blog later tonight?

Speaking unofficially here, as a member of R&D, I think that's Josh's idea. :)

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DarkArt wrote:
To think, an actual deck to fondle...

As one of the Harrow deck's designers, I just need to say: Ick. I mean, "Them Ogres Ain't Right!"-level ick.

Still, I'd say you may need to buy ten copies of Harrow for these purposes. I'm just saying.

Mike


Mike McArtor wrote:
Void_Eagle wrote:
I'm unclear on your intent here. Are you suggesting should we check out the blog later tonight?
Speaking unofficially here, as a member of R&D, I think that's Josh's idea. :)

Don't listen to them! It is a trick! They want us to spend even more money at Paizo! Don't listen, don't look, and don't think about clicking on that link! ~My hand automatically goes to the link and clicks on it~ Traitor! ~beats my hand for doing what I told it not to do~ Take that!


Mike McArtor wrote:
Speaking unofficially here, as a member of R&D, I think that's Josh's idea. :)

Check out tonight's Daily Blog post. :-)

Scarab Sages

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Having just now read it, I must say: Check out tonight's Paizo Blog post.

This means you, #17!


Erik Mona wrote:
You should see some of the art. My god this thing is beautiful.

Will the cards have rules text on them, like the Three Dragon Ante cards? I hope not; that kinda ruined those cards for me, as it would have been fun to see what other kinds of games/divnation tools people could have created with the Three Dragon Ante cards. WOTC had to splat text all over 'em, and IMHO, spoiled them. I'm very much looking forward to this product, though.

Lone Shark Games

Goroxx wrote:
Will the cards have rules text on them, like the Three Dragon Ante cards?

Dude, I am not going to go down in history as the guy who ruined 54 pieces of Kyle Hunter art. So, heck no.

Mike


Erik Mona wrote:
You should see some of the art. My god this thing is beautiful.

I'd wager that depends on whether one likes Kyle Hunter's art... which I have to say I generally don't. A shame really, sounded like a cool thing to get.


After reading the blog, I am really, really excited about this product. I'm also really excited about Curse of the Crimson Throne. I think this is definitely on the list to pick up.

Paizo Employee Chief Creative Officer, Publisher

GentleGiant wrote:
Erik Mona wrote:
You should see some of the art. My god this thing is beautiful.
I'd wager that depends on whether one likes Kyle Hunter's art... which I have to say I generally don't. A shame really, sounded like a cool thing to get.

Yes, well, that's true.

I have seen about 30 of the images so far, though, and I will say that I think Kyle will win a lot of converts with this set. He's been going overboard with the made-up occult imagery on all of the cards (similar to a tarot deck), and it's really a sight to see.

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I fondly remember using the card rules in Touch of Death , that gaming session still stands out because my players just loved the novelty of the experience. If the Harrow deck does something similiar I just might introduce it.

Silver Crusade

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Are there 54 cards or 60 cards?
Blog says 54 but the produkt page says 60...

No matter what, I'm eagerly awaiting the deck!

The Exchange RPG Superstar 2011 Top 32

Franz Lunzer wrote:

Are there 54 cards or 60 cards?

Blog says 54 but the produkt page says 60...

No matter what, I'm eagerly awaiting the deck!

There are 54 cards, with an extra six picture cards featuring the lady iconics in swimwear, posing mightly sexily.

Spoiler:
That is a lie. Though, maybe if I believe enough in it...

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Mike Selinker wrote:

Dude, I am not going to go down in history as the guy who ruined 54 pieces of Kyle Hunter art. So, heck no.

Mike

Who the hell is this guy? ^_^

Nice to meet you, sir!

Lone Shark Games

Sect wrote:

Who the hell is this guy? ^_^

Nice to meet you, sir!

Nice to meet you too. I'm the brand manager and lead R&D guy for Titanic, Paizo's board and card game line. And I've done a few other things besides. I was one of the creative directors on 3rd Edition Dungeons & Dragons, for example.

As to the number of cards question, there are 54 divination cards and 6 cards that help you with your divination results.

Mike


Mike Selinker wrote:


Dude, I am not going to go down in history as the guy who ruined 54 pieces of Kyle Hunter art. So, heck no.

Mike

Excellent news! Thanks for the quick response, too. Another reason for me to stay a loyal Paizo customer.

Scarab Sages

Jub-Jub wrote:
Is this anything like the Three Dragon Ante Character Creation Article featured in one of the Dragons?

I "decked out" a bunch of NPCs and one PC last night using the system from that issue. One of the best articles in Paizo's run on Dragon, IMO. It would be really, REALLY awesome to have a char-gen writeup article in the back of a Pathfinder or as a blog post.

Really.


I sincerely hope this will be more in line with the Tarokka Deck Arthaus made for Ravenloft when they had the license than Three Dragon Ante which I still have not bought as it looks so crappy. Although if I can use it like a Tarot deck that will be an added bonus.Even though a part of me is not really hoping for that.

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FenrysStar wrote:
I sincerely hope this will be more in line with the Tarokka Deck Arthaus made for Ravenloft when they had the license than Three Dragon Ante which I still have not bought as it looks so crappy. Although if I can use it like a Tarot deck that will be an added bonus.Even though a part of me is not really hoping for that.

It will be. The Tarokka Deck is very much an inspiration for Harrow, as are real-world Tarot decks.


Erik Mona wrote:
You should see some of the art. My god this thing is beautiful.

You're such a tease!

Can we expect this to be the Anthology Card Game? That would be way beyond awesome.


Oh: Will we see some of these pictures. Maybe on the blog? If so, you should have said.

:P

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WelbyBumpus wrote:
I remember very much enjoying the use of Ravenloft's Tarokka deck as a player, so I'm looking forward to this.

I actually had 2 Tarokka Decks. One pre-sorted to the reading I wanted for the PC's and one for them to shuffle as they saw fit. They would shuffle theirs and then I would do the old switcheroo under the table so that they got the set up deck. Worked like a charm =)

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KaeYoss wrote:
Can we expect this to be the Anthology Card Game? That would be way beyond awesome.

I think that's a fascinating question. It won't carry that brand mark, but let's just say we don't intend to limit this thing to just two cool applications.

Mike


Will this product be required to play through the second adventure path?

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Migar

Lone Shark Games

MigarFrobert wrote:
Will this product be required to play through the second adventure path?

We will have rules for playing without the published deck in Pathfinder #7. You may find it quite a bit less flavorful, but it can be done.

Also, there's nothing that limits the use of the deck to Pathfinder #7-12, or to campaigns set in the Pathfinder universe. As long as you're playing a fairly standard medieval fantasy RPG, you can use the Harrow deck in it. Most of the deck's Varisia-specific content will be found in the Pathfinder books, though.

Mike


Since I love Kyle's artwork I think I'll have to get this.

[edit: questions answered]


What are the 6 extra cards? 6 abilities x 9 alignments, but the listing above says "60 card deck". Just rule cards or are they actually part of the deck?

Edit: Never mind. Didn't realize on the product page it only listed the first few messages. Answer duly noted above. :)


GentleGiant wrote:
Erik Mona wrote:
You should see some of the art. My god this thing is beautiful.
I'd wager that depends on whether one likes Kyle Hunter's art... which I have to say I generally don't. A shame really, sounded like a cool thing to get.

I have to agree with GentleGiant here. I have checked out the art of Mr. Hunter, to see what to expect, and it is just not my cup of tea. I am hoping I can get the mechanics/card type/rules for a Harrow Deck without Mr. Hunter's art. I would prefer to make my own deck, to be honest.

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