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Pathfinder Player Companion: Merchant's Manifest

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Some say that money makes the world go 'round, and it's Golarion's merchants who make this a reality. This player-focused volume examines commerce in the setting through the lens of important trade hubs such as Absalom, Goka, and Katapesh, where smart shoppers can secure myriad fine wares (presented here for players to purchase for their heroes). Want a piece of the profits? You'll also find information about the most successful trading companies that have developed specialized tools and techniques to make the biggest profits and outwit their competitors. Whether you're aiming to secure up a rare item, hire on with these organizations, or make your own fortune, Pathfinder Player Companion: Merchant's Manifest is your key to success.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64078-026-2

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Paizo Employee Community & Digital Content Director

Announced for March! Product image and description are not final.


Hm! More downtime rules for shops perhaps!?


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I hope we get a map of trade routes here. This should be an interesting book.


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How about rules for price fluctuations so you actually can make a profit off merchanting?


I hope there's at least a few rules here that relate to the rather underutilized downtime system. That will never be the focus of the game, but it would be good to see a little something for it every now and then.


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More trade goods and some illiegal goods with proper profits


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Dot.


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Pathfinder Legends Subscriber

This feels like the perfect book for a follower of the Prophecies of Kalistrade...

Lantern Lodge

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Please let this include a revision of prices and regional market variations for those prices, or just some better logistical options for the potential siege and or kingdom management of the upcoming Taldor Campaign.


Nice. Very interested


Trade routes from the Inner Sea to Tian Xia


I had hoped to see a product on the topic of trade, but in the Pathfinder Campaign Setting line. Oh well.

Dark Archive

If this updates the city stats of Absalom & Katapesh (which only had "Pathfinder Chronicles" releases) & has a map of Goka, i'm interested.
Otherwise not.
Still, it makes sense to put the three settlements with the highest population number in the book.

Liberty's Edge

Probably not going to be interested in this.

. . . Unless it's the book where we finally get a world map.

. . . Or if it includes tools for fighting Kalistocrats.


I can't say i'm really all that interested in fantasy economics. Will there be any archetypes in this?


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Eh, economy. How ordinary. Unless...

Spoiler:
First two pages are marketing jargon, after which the book becomes Ultimate Aspis.
0.5 internets to the first who gets the reference.

If not, I'm happy if there is something neat in the centerfold. I like stuff such as the maps in the People of... series and Faiths & Philosophies.


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Naal wrote:

Eh, economy. How ordinary. Unless...

** spoiler omitted **

If not, I'm happy if there is something neat in the centerfold. I like stuff such as the maps in the People of... series and Faiths & Philosophies.

Spoiler:

That was a Merchant's Guide that definitely blew minds! I remember people being upset that it wasn't ACTUALLY an in depth book on the economics!

I'm still hoping FFG decides to release a 5th edition using R&K but bringing in a few ideas from the Narrative Dice System.


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SenahBirdR wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

Spoiler:
A friend spoiled the surprise for me when he got upset that the book did not throughly explain how koku worked. Those first couple of pages were hilarious when compared to a typical sourcebook. There was an actual graph for rice production. :-)

Nothing to see here, just unimportant peasant conversation!


On know direction awhile back James Jacobs discussed always wanting to do a golarian almanac. I wonder if this represents a development of more projects like that.


Hoping it is similar to Dune Trader from the old Dark Sun Line.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I would like to one day see an actual world map of Golarion.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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BobTheCoward wrote:
On know direction awhile back James Jacobs discussed always wanting to do a golarian almanac. I wonder if this represents a development of more projects like that.

Getting an Inner Sea Almanac off the ground has been weirdly tough for lots of reasons I'm not gonna go into here. Having trade information in this book is one way to get that out there for folks without having to wait for an Almanac that may never actually happen to happen, though.


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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

The "Secret of My Success"...Golarion edition;)

Silver Crusade

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Excellent. My Chaotic Good Bard will now have rules on how to hunt and kill capitalist exploiters. Fight the power!

Dark Archive

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Naal wrote:
SenahBirdR wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

** spoiler omitted **

Nothing to see here, just unimportant peasant conversation!

Umm, so bit late, but what book are you two referring to?


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CorvusMask wrote:
Umm, so bit late, but what book are you two referring to?

Spoiler:
Legend of Five Rings (the RPG) pumped out a lot of sourcebooks, mostly for the various samurai clans or groups, but occasionally a book or two about another subject. One of these was The Merchant's Guide to Rokugan. It was apparently a sourcebook about the odd economics of the pseudo-Japanese setting. The first couple of pages were simple economic stuff, and then you turn the page and get basically this:

"...okay, that's enough about that. Now that we have scared away the easily bored people, it is time to get to the point. This is not a treatise on Rokugani trade. This is the Kolat sourcebook."

Kolat was the L5R version of the Illuminati/Hydra/freemasons. It was a consipiracy run by ordinary humans, with the intent to get rid of practically every divinely-inspired clan and concept that subjugated the peasants, including the entire samurai class and the Emperor. It was the most secretive organization in the entire setting. It had to be. If it became known, any other faction would have tried to exterminate it forthwith.

I think it was a fairly late addition to the setting. It gave the metaplot a severe kick, revealing some important NPCs as secret masters behind the Kolat. A rough comparison would be a Pathfinder sourcebook that revealed that Razmir was set up by Rahadoum to discredit religion, or that Abigail Thrune I was actually a priestess of Calistria who sacrificed herself to get Hell to overextend itself in order to get revenge for some slight that happened when Rovagug was being wrangled into Golarion.

I liked most L5R sourcebooks. Especially Way of the Shadow, which still creeps me out.

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