Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Construct Handbook

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Unleash the awesome power of golems, clockworks, robots, and other automatons on the Pathfinder world! In Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Construct Builder's Guidebook, you'll learn the secrets of Pathfinder's mightiest magical creations and new methods for making them more versatile than ever before! Vast suites of variations and modifications mean that no construct need ever be the same, and allow you to customize even the most familiar arcane mastercrafts. New options for characters also allow adventurers to bring their creations to the battlefield like never before. Finally, the heights of magical creation are laid bare in this guide to the golemcrafter's art!

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-989-9

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Silver Crusade

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Razmiran is Jason Bulhman, and he totally is with Paizo. James is doing quite a lot with Varisia, since Rise of the Runelords is upcoming. And as far as I recall, Galt didn't really have much in the way of anybody championing it at the moment, Erik is primarily a Nex/Geb person.


Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

We will just have to wait and see what areas will be next.

Technically this was an October release originally so it got pushed back three months.


Pathfinder Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Yikes! Have we seen a push back like this one before?! I want to say no, but I'm not certain.


Fourshadow wrote:
Yikes! Have we seen a push back like this one before?! I want to say no, but I'm not certain.

You'd do well not to say "no," I reckon. Unless my mind's gone absolutely bonkers (which is definitely a possibility), delays have happened before, and certainly before Starfinder was a thing. It's not the first time that a book has been pushed back several months.


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Pathfinder Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

The Strategy Guide still holds the record, I think. I seem to recall it eventually being pushed back by a whole year or possibly longer.


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Yeah, but that was a hardcover book, this is a campaign setting book. Campaign setting books rarely get pushed back more 1-2 months.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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And "rarely" is the key there—rarely doesn't mean "Never." Delays happen, and usually we try to solve them without having schedule impacts, but sometimes that's impossible.

Silver Crusade

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*offers hugs to the Directorsaur*


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I wonder if this book is being pushed back to take advantage of some change to the campaign setting product line we do not know of yet.

Grand Lodge

Personally, I don't mind it getting pushed back. I'd Rather wait and bet a polished product.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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It was pushed back because it needed SIGNIFICANT rewriting and redesign to make it more appropriate for Golarion and Pathfinder alike.


Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Interesting, a campaign setting book that wasn't Golarion/Pathfinder appropriate enough.

Thank you for the information Mr. Jacobs:)


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James Jacobs wrote:
It was pushed back because it needed SIGNIFICANT rewriting and redesign to make it more appropriate for Golarion and Pathfinder alike.

Huh. Well, best of luck on the rewriting work, and as always, looking forward to seeing the final result!


ASCII 7


Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

ASCII 7?


Pathfinder Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

ASCII 7 = Control-G

I don't know what that means either.


According to my reference (yes, I keep a list around), 7 corresponds to •.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

But what does it mean.

Liberty's Edge

Yeah, sure, if you say so.


You'll just have to find that out•••


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Yeah, I'm not doing that.


Pathfinder Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Oh -- he's "dotting", or posting so that he can keep track of future updates to this thread.


Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Well that is disappointing, I was hoping it actually meant something interesting.


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James Jacobs wrote:
It was pushed back because it needed SIGNIFICANT rewriting and redesign to make it more appropriate for Golarion and Pathfinder alike.

You can rebuild it. You have the technology.


This one I can't wait for. I am curious, this feels more like a Player Companion type of product, wonder why it's campaign specific?


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Barachiel Shina wrote:
This one I can't wait for. I am curious, this feels more like a Player Companion type of product, wonder why it's campaign specific?

James Jacobs addressed this here most recently, as well as here earlier.


Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

It is a shame that this one will not be out for Halloween but I wouldn't want a rushed product and/or other issues.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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Dragon78 wrote:
It is a shame that this one will not be out for Halloween but I wouldn't want a rushed product and/or other issues.

For what it's worth, there's nothing particularly "Halloween" themed about this book. It's not really a "Frankenstein Handbook" at all.


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Well golems, clockworks, and robots fit the "Frankenstein" theme and soulbound dolls fit along the lines of "Chucky". So it is not like it wouldn't have fit the holiday season even if it wasn't "Halloween" themed book:)

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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I get where you're coming from, but with horror being such a diverse and mutable genre, almost ANY product we produce could in some way fall into the lines of a horror trope.

My point is, this book isn't designed with horror themes in mind, regardless of whether or not it could have been or whether or not it can.

Dark Archive

I guess this book focuses more on the "scientific" arcane aspects of crafting a construct than on the supernatural ones.

I bet Magnimars "Golemworks" will feature, as well as Nex´s and the Spellscar Desert´s construction sites (Alkenstar).


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As well as a certain Patriarchal clan out of Eastern Varisia...


I really want to see some Wyrwood stuff in this. And more specific example of construct modifications.

Dark Archive

This book and the "Cradle of the Night" module are the only january products which havn´t been updated when some february products have already been updated.
I hope that´s not a bad sign.


Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Well if it gets pushed back, it gets pushed back, no big deal.

Paizo Employee Web Production Manager

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Unfortunately, this product is not going to be releasing in January 2018. Since a date is necessary in our system to set on delayed products, it now reflects late 2018. When we have more information regarding this product, we'll let everyone know!

Silver Crusade

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Okies!

Silver Crusade

Thanks for the update!


Thank you Chris!


Holy crap, I was looking forward to this and now an entire year!? Ugh...the hell?


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Barachiel Shina wrote:
Holy crap, I was looking forward to this and now an entire year!? Ugh...the hell?

I don't think Late 2018 is necessarily meant to reflect the final date so much as they don't know when it will be so put a safe cushion on it until there's an update.

Paizo Employee Chief Creative Officer, Publisher

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Basically this book had a lot of issues in development that caused it to "miss" its window. This is very, very, very difficult to claw back from, as all of our dev resources are already slated to be working on the _next_ thing, so we've got to find our time in bits and pieces.

It's in the mix, and we WILL release it, but I can't tell you exactly when right now (it'll be in 2018). We're in the midst of a developer hiring frenzy that will no doubt help a lot.


Well... I was really interested in this book, even though, rather than the construct thematic, what took said interest was the semblance with the revisited campaign setting "line", from which I count some of favorite setting books.

In contrast, I have near to zero interest in Inner Sea Taverns, so unfortunately I will have let go of the campaign setting line until the Nidal setting book.

Scarab Sages

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Erik Mona wrote:

Basically this book had a lot of issues in development that caused it to "miss" its window. This is very, very, very difficult to claw back from, as all of our dev resources are already slated to be working on the _next_ thing, so we've got to find our time in bits and pieces.

It's in the mix, and we WILL release it, but I can't tell you exactly when right now (it'll be in 2018). We're in the midst of a developer hiring frenzy that will no doubt help a lot.

So before you can finish constructing the construct builder's handbook, you need to construct a proper team of builders of construct builder's handbooks? Sounds complex, I hope you have a handbook.

Dark Archive

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Well at least it will get released eventually I guess <_< Unlike encounter codex which I'm pretty sure got quietly cancelled


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Well at least it will come out eventually.

Grand Lodge

Well, maybe I can hope for a class that has a construct "pet" as part of this book.


Herald wrote:
Well, maybe I can hope for a class that has a construct "pet" as part of this book.

Classes are released in hardcover books. Archetype, perhaps, although we’ve got two Alchemist archetypes that do that already.


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Herald wrote:
Well, maybe I can hope for a class that has a construct "pet" as part of this book.

There are a couple of Alchemist archetypes that can do that already:

1) The Promethean Alchemist from Occult Adventures gets a homunculus companion.

2) The Homunculist archetype from Familiar Folio gets a homunculus as an improved familiar.


David knott 242 wrote:
Herald wrote:
Well, maybe I can hope for a class that has a construct "pet" as part of this book.

There are a couple of Alchemist archetypes that can do that already:

1) The Promethean Alchemist from Occult Adventures gets a homunculus companion.

2) The Homunculist archetype from Familiar Folio gets a homunculus as an improved familiar.

There’s another one- tinkerer, I think?- that gets a clockwork construct familiar.

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