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Rise of the Runelords 1st through 20th


Rise of the Runelords


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With each adventure path we as a player group have always liked the idea that it takes us from 1st to 20th, I was very disappointed that this one is scheduled to stop around 16 or so. Does anyone have similar thoughts are about the adventure paths? Or is my gaming group alone of this one?
I would like to figure out how to stretch it along and increase the power, of the encounters so the end of the adventure path is 20th level. If any of you guys have suggestions please let me know thanks in advance.


I'm right on the fence with this one.

1) PRO: I'm glad it will end with 15 levels because then I get to be a player for the next AP.
Rebuttle: If all AP's will be six issues long, anyway, and subsequent AP's intend to vary a little, then having to "wait" to switch from being DM and player won't matter if real time remains identical.
2) CON: Having to miss out on those special abilities.
Rebuttle: The sweet spot goes away past 15th level.
3) PRO: When 4th ed comes out, it proclaims to not only make every level a sweet spot, but that it extends the levels to 30th.
Rebuttle: That's the claim, but that's not until after March.


I'd like tha paths to stop even earlier. Like at 12th level.


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If RotRl goes well and my players want to continue, I am mulling over adapting Necromancer's City of Brass box set for them... (It's awesome)


Rauol_Duke wrote:
If RotRl goes well and my players want to continue, I am mulling over adapting Necromancer's City of Brass box set for them... (It's awesome)

Is the City of Brass that good? (i.e. - $63 worth of goodness?)


I'm planning on using the high-level 16-20 material in Monte Cook's Ptolus stuff. I'll make it a different plot arc, but one that will be hinted at; I have two planetouched that need accounting for and I want to make use of the major dungeons in the book while converting to house rules is easier than converting to 4E.


Michael Brisbois wrote:
I'm planning on using the high-level 16-20 material in Monte Cook's Ptolus stuff. I'll make it a different plot arc, but one that will be hinted at; I have two planetouched that need accounting for and I want to make use of the major dungeons in the book while converting to house rules is easier than converting to 4E.

~grins~ Sweet idea. I was thinking about getting the Ptolus book. Is it worth buying? (~thinks about how many more books I can add to my house before the fire marshal cracks down on me~)


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Sharoth wrote:
Rauol_Duke wrote:
If RotRl goes well and my players want to continue, I am mulling over adapting Necromancer's City of Brass box set for them... (It's awesome)
Is the City of Brass that good? (i.e. - $63 worth of goodness?)

Without a doubt. 3 books, plus a map booklet. The first book is nothing but flavor, so those who are moving over to 4E can still use it. There are some good thread about it over on EN World, even some playtest notes from the author if you want to know some of the sordid details. It will not disappoint.

As for the price tag, you can get it cheaper on amazon if you're so inclined.

Here's a link to the thread - SPOILERS WITHIN.


Thanks Raoul_Duke. I will put it on my to buy list.


Sharoth wrote:
~grins~ Sweet idea. I was thinking about getting the Ptolus book. Is it worth buying? (~thinks about how many more books I can add to my house before the fire marshal cracks down on me~)

More so than anything else on this planet...


I like it stopping at 15th level also. Then you get 5 levels to do with as you will in the campaign world before you move on to another AP.

Cheliax

The new 15-level cap for the RotRL AP was met with great enthusiasm from my players, that don't like high level play (a few adventures now-and-then are OK, but more for a one-shot type of gaming than for a full blown AP).

So I'm quite happy too with this structure, though I'm looking forward for some GameMastery high level adventures (*grin* *wink*).

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golem101 wrote:
So I'm quite happy too with this structure, though I'm looking forward for some GameMastery high level adventures (*grin* *wink*).

I'm sure we'll put out some high-level 4e ones. :)


13th level is about as high as my group usually wants to play. After that it seems to be more work than play. So I like the idea of the path ending at 15th.

But I have been buying everything Paizo has been publishing so I think I'll be able to run the game after 15th level if need be.


Planar_Chicken_Shepard wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
~grins~ Sweet idea. I was thinking about getting the Ptolus book. Is it worth buying? (~thinks about how many more books I can add to my house before the fire marshal cracks down on me~)
More so than anything else on this planet...

Seconded. Of the top of my head, I can't think of a better product I've bought for 3rd/3.5 edition. The price tag was high, and some of the stat blocks have minor issues, but this is a brilliantly done campaign setting.

Ron

Cheliax

Mike McArtor wrote:
golem101 wrote:
So I'm quite happy too with this structure, though I'm looking forward for some GameMastery high level adventures (*grin* *wink*).
I'm sure we'll put out some high-level 4e ones. :)

Sweet. I'll happily retro-fit'em for my house-rules heavy 3.5 game.

As a side note, is this a quasi-official statement that Paizo will switch to 4e (if this has already been said, sorry, but I lagged behind a lot of the 4e threads)?


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See alot of your guys groups are totally differnt than mine. The goal is to take characters from 1st to 20th it is a great feeling so im going to have to figure out to add more levels in the middle and power up the later characters

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golem101 wrote:
As a side note, is this a quasi-official statement that Paizo will switch to 4e (if this has already been said, sorry, but I lagged behind a lot of the 4e threads)?

No. Don't read too far into what I said.

Cheliax

Mike McArtor wrote:
golem101 wrote:
As a side note, is this a quasi-official statement that Paizo will switch to 4e (if this has already been said, sorry, but I lagged behind a lot of the 4e threads)?
No. Don't read too far into what I said.

OK. ;)


You guys should check out Green Ronin's podcast link on the Pathfinder blog and listen to Erik Mona's reasons behind not bringing the adventure path up to level 20, he offers some interesting insights as to why the decision was made to bring the path to a conclusion at level 15. Something worth checking out.


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Can you put up a link to that?


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Green Ronin Podcast Page


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The -best- supplement for DnD, ever, period.

Sharoth wrote:
~grins~ Sweet idea. I was thinking about getting the Ptolus book. Is it worth buying? (~thinks about how many more books I can add to my house before the fire marshal cracks down on me~)

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