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Pathfinder Adventure Path: Curse of the Crimson Throne (PFRPG)

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Pathfinder Adventure Path: Curse of the Crimson Throne (PFRPG)
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A Campaign Fit For a Queen

The kings and queens of Korvosa have long ruled under the shadow of the Curse of the Crimson Throne—an infamous superstition claiming that no monarch of the city of Korvosa shall ever die of old age or produce an heir. Whether or not there is any truth to the legend of the curse, Korvosa's current king is but the latest victim to succumb to this foul legacy. Now, the metropolis teeters on the edge of anarchy, and it falls to a band of new heroes to save Korvosa from the greatest threat it has ever known! This hardcover compilation updates the fan-favorite campaign for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, including new and revised content and nearly 500 pages packed with mayhem, excitement, and adventure!

This hardcover edition of Curse of the Crimson Throne contains:

  • All six chapters of the original Adventure Path, expanded and updated for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
  • An in-depth gazetteer of the city of Korvosa as it exists under the rule of its new queen.
  • An array of new rules options for characters, ranging from campaign traits to spells to magic items.
  • An expansive appendix with statistics, descriptions, backgrounds, and rules support for the 12 most important NPCs in the campaign.
  • A bestiary featuring nine monsters from the original Adventure Path making their debut under the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game rules.
  • Dozens of new illustrations, never-before-seen characters, location maps, extensive new encounter locations, and more!

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-890-8

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Curse of the Crimson Throne is sanctioned for use in Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild.

Download the rules for running this Adventure Path and Chronicle sheets — (681 kb zip/PDF)

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Sovereign Court

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Garrett Guillotte wrote:
Will this get a new Player's Guide as well, like RotR did for the anniversary edition?

I can't imagine it won't. The original campaign traits are pretty rough, since they were still figuring things out.

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Take... my... $$$$.... order placed!


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Yippedee-yippedee-yap!

All in.

Ruyan.

Dark Archive

Pre-ordered! Looking forward to September!

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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Gnick Gnak PaddyWack wrote:
I like what was done with the Rise of the Runelord's Anniversary. Will it be similar to what takes place here?

Pretty much, yup!

Scarab Sages

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Stebehil wrote:
Flynn Greywalker wrote:
I hope Shattered Star, Second Darkness and one to two more of the older paths (I hope either Carrion Crown, Serpents Skull or Skulls and Shackles) go this way in a year or two. I love that you guys update them and add some new material. Great call!

Don´t hold your breath for other updates. James said as much in another thread. IF this happens at all, my guess would be that it would be the remaining two 3.5 APs, nothing newer.

EDIT: ninja´d by Gorbacz (where in Poland are you anyway?)

Dont speculate too much. They did say that the chances of them doing a edition of other APs like the Rise of the Runelords anniversary edition were slim to none, leaning firmly to none.

And here we are.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

4 people marked this as a favorite.
Garrett Guillotte wrote:
Will this get a new Player's Guide as well, like RotR did for the anniversary edition?

Unlikely, since I was able to fit all that information into the book itself. I suppose it's possible to release the character traits as a mini-pdf or something... but at this point there's no plans that I know of to do a new Player's Guide for it.

Silver Crusade

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James Jacobs wrote:
Garrett Guillotte wrote:
Will this get a new Player's Guide as well, like RotR did for the anniversary edition?
Unlikely, since I was able to fit all that information into the book itself. I suppose it's possible to release the character traits as a mini-pdf or something... but at this point there's no plans that I know of to do a new Player's Guide for it.

Cool.

Sovereign Court

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James Jacobs wrote:
Garrett Guillotte wrote:
Will this get a new Player's Guide as well, like RotR did for the anniversary edition?
Unlikely, since I was able to fit all that information into the book itself. I suppose it's possible to release the character traits as a mini-pdf or something... but at this point there's no plans that I know of to do a new Player's Guide for it.

Fair enough. Some new character traits would be nice, though, if it can be arranged. ^_^

Dark Archive

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Aww man, but I need player guide to give it as handout to players before they make characters D:

<_< What? Its handy to have a handout that explains what to expect from the AP. Saves time with managing the expectations.

Grand Lodge

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The original players guide is still in stock, just so you know. Might not be perfect, but its something.


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That cover art ... I really miss that picture of her in the green dress. She looks too much like a BBEG on this version of the new cover.

Sovereign Court

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TriOmegaZero wrote:
The original players guide is still in stock, just so you know. Might not be perfect, but its something.

Yeah, the original is fine for the most part.

I'm just hoping for new traits. ^_^

Dark Archive

But knowing people, at least one or two players will get confused by stuff from 3.5 somehow :'D

Silver Crusade

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Bellona wrote:
That cover art ... I really miss that picture of her in the green dress. She looks too much like a BBEG on this version of the new cover.

Spoiler:
She IS the BBEG.

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Bellona wrote:
That cover art ... I really miss that picture of her in the green dress. She looks too much like a BBEG on this version of the new cover.

You have a point there. If this is indeed the final cover art, she is pretty much clearly the BBEG. I like her green-dress image as well. OTOH, the beautiful (and, ahem, well-endowed) woman as ultimate evil is not exactly a new idea.

Grand Lodge

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Rysky wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

Spoiler:
That's the problem, the players aren't supposed to peg on to that at first.
RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32

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It's been 8 years. I think the statute of limitations is over on that particular spoiler.

Silver Crusade

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TriOmegaZero wrote:
Rysky wrote:
** spoiler omitted **
** spoiler omitted **

Spoiler:
I know. I just couldn't resist.
Grand Lodge

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Ross Byers wrote:
It's been 8 years. I think the statute of limitations is over on that particular spoiler.

I suppose it's almost time to start telling everyone who the bad guy in Eyes of the Ten is then.


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I thought

:
Explosive Runes!!
was the BBEG, or possibly
:
Kazavon


Defiler82 wrote:
Best AP ever!

Defiler82, can you (or anyone else) explain why this AP is so great? What sells me on it?

As a background, I loved Runelords for the classic feel, and I loved the start of Giantslayer (the town investigation and defense) but not the hack & slash of later modules. I played a ton of PFS modules and didn't like a bunch of them, but some of the more roleplay-heavy modules were fun (such as Murder on the Throaty Mermaid, and School of Spirits). Why would someone like me want to buy this book? What is the general gist (with no or only light spoilers) of the story, and setting? Why is it fun?

Silver Crusade

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TriOmegaZero wrote:
Ross Byers wrote:
It's been 8 years. I think the statute of limitations is over on that particular spoiler.
I suppose it's almost time to start telling everyone who the bad guy in Eyes of the Ten is then.

Spoiler:
It's a traitorous VC isn't it, Advil something?

Aaand pre-ordered - now if you'll excuse me, I'll just be here waiting patiently for September to rock around.


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Rysky wrote:

** spoiler omitted **

TriOmegaZero wrote:

** spoiler omitted **

Precisely my point!

... Okay, this many spoilers is starting to get a bit ridiculous! :)

On the other hand, a large number of potential new players probably have arrived on the boards due to the Humble Bundle offer, and yet others may have avoided the original version of this particular AP simply because it was 3.5. Therefore it might still make sense to keep certain plot points secret.


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The havero will most likely get updated!

... I wonder if the optional havero points (from a certain - probably slightly infamous - thread on the boards here) will be included this time? :D

Shadow Lodge

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Bellona wrote:
Therefore it might still make sense to keep certain plot points secret.

You mean by not posting them in the product discussion, without spoiler tags? ;)

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Kalindlara wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Garrett Guillotte wrote:
Will this get a new Player's Guide as well, like RotR did for the anniversary edition?
Unlikely, since I was able to fit all that information into the book itself. I suppose it's possible to release the character traits as a mini-pdf or something... but at this point there's no plans that I know of to do a new Player's Guide for it.
Fair enough. Some new character traits would be nice, though, if it can be arranged. ^_^

Not really necessary though; they've been tinkered with and adjusted a little to make them work more like modern traits, but adding more? The original options covered the necessities quite well I felt. No need for more. I focused on the additions to the content elsewhere.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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Bellona wrote:
That cover art ... I really miss that picture of her in the green dress. She looks too much like a BBEG on this version of the new cover.

She still owns that green dress, but she IS a BBEG so that's kinda the point... the image is NOT from her at the start of the campaign, but closer to the end.

And yeah, that does mean, to a certain extent, that the cover is something of a spoiler, but it's a necessary one so that players aren't going in completely blind.

There's certainly such a thing as keeping TOO many secrets from your players, and teasing them with certain plot elements is good to build excitement. I mean... the TITLE of the AP pretty much informs anyone that something bad is going on with the throne, so it's hardly a huge step in logic to realize that the person who SITS on the throne might be part of the problem.

But yeah... the fact that the queen is the BBEG of Curse of the Crimson Throne is not really meant to be a "shock" or "surprise" at all. The sooner the PCs catch on to that, in fact, the better. In fact, if the players assume she's bad at the start, they may well be put off and confused by the initial scene in which she appears; that first scene is more or less built to make her seem somewhat sympathetic, after all.

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32

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'Surprise' BBEGs can be problematic anyway. The Iron Gods Players Guide points out that the Technic League serves as an antagonist - a character whose ambition is to become a Captain of the League is going to have a bad time.

Likewise,:
If you think Ileosa is supposed to be the good guy, you might make a character that is a loyal servant of the crown...and promptly be left with a character that is opposed to the adventure hooks.

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion Subscriber

To be fair, they put Karzoug on the cover of the last one.

James Jacobs wrote:
Not really necessary though; they've been tinkered with and adjusted a little to make them work more like modern traits, but adding more? The original options covered the necessities quite well I felt. No need for more. I focused on the additions to the content elsewhere.

This updating is what I was looking for. Thank you! ^_^

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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Since most players seem more interested in their own character's powers and builds anyway, I'm not so sure story spoilers are nearly as much as a game killer as most GMs fear they are. I can certainly understand the fear that a player might be disappointed to learn too much about a game before hand, but that's never, to me, seemed to be something that would cause someone to not play a game. Indeed, knowing a little about an upcoming campaign's storyline in advance tends to make me MORE likely to want to play the game than not.

AKA: The fact that Ileosa's the BBEG isn't the secret you want your players invested in learning... it's WHYT she's the BBEG that's the secret you want them to be invested in learning, and having the players know from the start (even if their characters don't learn until a few sessions after the first one) that she's bad news can build anticipation much better than keeping them entirely in the dark.

Of course, every table is different, and if it's a concern, then by all means hide the cover of the book. You might want to avoid telling your players the title of the adventure path too, though. And hopefully they've not been paizo fans over the past decade and haven't learned via osmosis about one of the most popular and well-known villains we've ever published...

Liberty's Edge

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Arazyr wrote:
I *WAS* planning to cancel my AP sub after Hell's Vengeance, but if I want this in print and PDF, I'm better off extending my sub a couple more months! (Between the AP sub discount and the free PDF!)

There is a note at the top of the page indicating that this volume will *NOT* be part of the AP subscription... though AP subscribers WILL get the free PDF if they pre-order. So just no AP sub discount.


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CBDunkerson wrote:
Arazyr wrote:
I *WAS* planning to cancel my AP sub after Hell's Vengeance, but if I want this in print and PDF, I'm better off extending my sub a couple more months! (Between the AP sub discount and the free PDF!)
There is a note at the top of the page indicating that this volume will *NOT* be part of the AP subscription... though AP subscribers WILL get the free PDF if they pre-order. So just no AP sub discount.

You still at least get the 15% discount from Pathfinder Advantage with an AP subscription.

Silver Crusade

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Joana wrote:
CBDunkerson wrote:
Arazyr wrote:
I *WAS* planning to cancel my AP sub after Hell's Vengeance, but if I want this in print and PDF, I'm better off extending my sub a couple more months! (Between the AP sub discount and the free PDF!)
There is a note at the top of the page indicating that this volume will *NOT* be part of the AP subscription... though AP subscribers WILL get the free PDF if they pre-order. So just no AP sub discount.
You still at least get the 15% discount from Pathfinder Advantage with an AP subscription.

Yep, went and checked my order confirmation to make sure :3

Dark Archive

Yes!

Scarab Sages

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Joana wrote:
CBDunkerson wrote:
Arazyr wrote:
I *WAS* planning to cancel my AP sub after Hell's Vengeance, but if I want this in print and PDF, I'm better off extending my sub a couple more months! (Between the AP sub discount and the free PDF!)
There is a note at the top of the page indicating that this volume will *NOT* be part of the AP subscription... though AP subscribers WILL get the free PDF if they pre-order. So just no AP sub discount.
You still at least get the 15% discount from Pathfinder Advantage with an AP subscription.

Exactly. The amount I save by keeping the 15% discount and getting the PDF for free by still being a subscriber is more than what I would spend on the next couple AP issues.

Scarab Sages

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I'm excited about this. I only have 3 issues in print of this AP. I do hope if they make more hardback compilations they do Legacy of Fire next. That was my first AP to play :3


*cheers* *cries tears of joy* I'm SO HAPPY!!!!


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So what was all that about RotR being a one off? You know you're never going to get anyone believe this won't be the fate of all APS a decade later.

So when will Kingmalker get the treatment? ;)

Also, need to get! Awesome :)

The Exchange

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Can I FINALLY get that Grey Maidens T-shirt they ran out of before I could order? Pretty pretty pretty please????

Grand Lodge

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Ordered! Looking forward to seeing what the changes are and how I'll adapt it for my players!

-Skeld

Grand Lodge

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Zeugma wrote:
Can I FINALLY get that Grey Maidens T-shirt they ran out of before I could order? Pretty pretty pretty please????

Reprinting the shirts again in support of this would be great. My shirt seems to have shrunk...I said it SHRUNK

Scarab Sages

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TwilightKnight wrote:
Zeugma wrote:
Can I FINALLY get that Grey Maidens T-shirt they ran out of before I could order? Pretty pretty pretty please????
Reprinting the shirts again in support of this would be great. My shirt seems to have shrunk...I said it SHRUNK

It failed the fortitude save against the dryer, you failed the will save against cake ... six of one, half dozen of the other.

Dark Archive

James Jacobs wrote:
Since most players seem more interested in their own character's powers and builds anyway, I'm not so sure story spoilers are nearly as much as a game killer as most GMs fear they are.

I'd like to think that even players who are into builds and such care about the plot to some extend <_< Like, if the players are like "I don't care whether villain is zombie cyborg Reagan or evil lich" then it kinda sounds like you might as well just play without a plot or roleplaying at all and make the game into purely tactical combat game

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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Wszebor Uriev wrote:

So what was all that about RotR being a one off? You know you're never going to get anyone believe this won't be the fate of all APS a decade later.

So when will Kingmalker get the treatment? ;)

Also, need to get! Awesome :)

Turns out we're allowed to change our minds.

Sovereign Court

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Zeugma wrote:
Can I FINALLY get that Grey Maidens T-shirt they ran out of before I could order? Pretty pretty pretty please????

Same here, please! ^_^

Silver Crusade

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Kalindlara wrote:
Zeugma wrote:
Can I FINALLY get that Grey Maidens T-shirt they ran out of before I could order? Pretty pretty pretty please????
Same here, please! ^_^

Thirded!


Will the PDF be for sale too by the time the book is out in the market? 'Cause I want them both!

Silver Crusade

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Lucas Yew wrote:
Will the PDF be for sale too by the time the book is out in the market? 'Cause I want them both!

Yes.

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