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I want to run another Adventure Path PbP...but which one?

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Heya players,

So, my Council of Thieves PbP is off and running successfully, and I find that I have the time and interest to launch a second Adventure Path game. But I'm having a hard time choosing which of the other four completed paths I'd like to run. So, I thought I'd open a discussion and see if there's a strong concensus to play in one more than the others.

The contenders:

Rise of the Runelords
Curse of the Crimson Throne
Second Darkness
Legacy of Fire

Prospective players: Would you be interested in playing in a game based on one of these APs? Make your voice heard! If interested, you could rank them in order of preference, or vote only for one (or more than one). Consider this an informal survey of interest. (Or, if you'd be interested in playing in any of the above, feel free to say that too!)

In anticipation of likely questions, let me add that the game would be played using PFRPG rules, and that player selection would be based on submission of a character concept, not on a first-come first-served basis.

All right, let's hear from you.

I'm interested in playing in a Crimson Throne campaign.

I'd be interested in playing any of the above. These two characters are outlines for the PCs I'd like to play.

Bors No-Name, Human Fighter


Bors is a human lowlife, which grew up in the slums of Absolom, together with his three little sisters and mother. After his father, a small shop owner, got involved in a feud and was killed, the shop was burnt and the family had no money for repairs. In order to help his family, Bors had to work for whoever paid well, and he wasn't picky. Gang fights and violence were his life as a teenager, which he managed to pass alive due to his strength and street-savvy skills. The heavy fighting wasn't without a price though- Bors is heavily scarred, both physically and psychologically - he's a rough type of fellow. Changing sides came easily to him so long as the coin kept flowing in. As time went by, he earned enough for dowries for his sisters, so they could marry decent men around him, while his mother died of sickness. In the past few months, Bors is searching for himself and for a greater ideal or something he could feel a part of. The Pathfinder Society could be such a thing, which is why he decided to join and try one of these so called missions.

Triss Valenastranna, Elven Wizard

Triss was born to a rich, noble elven family, living in a distant area of Golgarion. Her first name, which is definitely not elvish, was given to her by her parents to honor a human cleric which saved her father's life while sacrificing her own.

Most of Triss' early years were ones of rich, spoiled, elvish children. Although she could have had anything she would ask for, from the day she started learning to read, she always asked for books, especially the fairy-tale books, which she loved best. As time passed, she developed a keen interest in magic, which her parents did their best to foster. Triss received the best tutoring in the area, learning for whole days at her parents' estate.

Although learning, experimenting and magic delighted her, it wasn't enough to hold her attention for long, and an urge for exploration rose up in her. Her father's connections with the Pathfinder Society helped her get her first mission, which she was very excited to begin.

Triss was never one to mingle with "ordinary people", and she never really thought about it. Her world is still one based mainly on the fairy-tales of her childhood, which aren't exactly close to reality. Other than that she has a sense of humor, which doesn't seem to be appreciated by others.

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

Hi Havoc,

I'd actually love to have a chance to play in another AP.

My personal preference in order would be:

1) Rise of the Runelords
2) Legacy of Fire
3) Curse of the Crimson Throne
4) Second Darkness

Of course, 1-3 are all fairly neck and neck and would probably come in a different order based on day of the week, and SD a distant 4th. SD seemed to start strong, but the story fell apart later IMO.

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 16

I would love to play any of the above.

hey havoc!

This would be first PbP, I'm dm'ing one but never played in one.

I hear Legacy of Fire is pretty sick so would prefer that one, I love desert adventures as well.

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion, PFS RPG Subscriber

I would be interested in any, but Crimson Throne would be my first choice.

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting Subscriber

I'm partial to any of them, but in order:

1) Rise of the Runelords - tried this PBP and haven't finished it yet.
2) Second Darkness - Very curious about this one, but never played it.
3) Curse of the Crimson Throne - Tried this one, haven't finished it; not necessarily a fan of the back half.
4) Legacy of Fire - This one starts interesting to me.

Good luck in making a decision.

I would love to play in any of these. If I had to pick an order, it would be:
1)Legacy of Fire - Never played this one
2)Second Darkness - Started this one, but then GM disappeared
3)Curse of the Crimson Throne - Same as SD
4)Rise of the Ruinlords - Got part way through Book 1, then GM had to stop GMing due to lack of time.


I would be interested in playing either Second Darkness or Legacy of Fire. I already ran a RoRL in real life and played part of a CoCT.
When you've made your choice about which AP, can you let us know more about the context so we can post character concepts accordingly ?

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber

I'd like to play in any of those, but Rise of the Runelords or Legacy of Fire would rank slightly higher than the other two.

My character would depend on the AP, but I've got a character left over from a Legacy of Fire game that fell through. (needs updating from the beta rules though.)

Llaelian wrote:
When you've made your choice about which AP, can you let us know more about the context so we can post character concepts accordingly ?

I absolutely will! In fact, I'll set up a separate recruitment thread in a few days. When that happens, I'll be sure to post a link here, so no one misses it.

Current tally...

Legacy of Fire - 9
Curse of the Crimson Throne - 8
Rise of the Runelords - 7
Second Darkness - 7

It's a close race, with LoF just out in front right now.

We'll see how things develop for another day or two. Thanks for participating!

Liberty's Edge

I've been looking for a LoF campaign. Interested to see how this ends up. Would love to participate.

Liberty's Edge

Not sure if I'm interested in joining another game at the moment, but disregarding that, I would vote primarily for Curse of the Crimson Throne, given that it's just awesome. I have admittedly read that one, and RotRL, so that colors my perceptions somewhat. If Second Darkness is somehow chosen, I'd be more interested in playing. I'm already in a Legacy of Fire game, so I'd be less likely to offer a concept should that be chosen.

Grand Lodge

1 vote for Legacy of Fire: love the ambiance.

Hmm, more votes for Legacy of Fire, straight up. It looks like a clear front-runer is emerging. Stay tuned...

I'd weigh in, but I'm already in your CoT campaign, so I'll let others have a chance.

Count me as +1 for Legacy, love the desert theme. Never played a PBP, eager for my first.

Legacy of Fire for the win!

Now to get to work on a recruiting thread. It will go up later today.

Legacy of Fire recruitment thread is now live!

See here!

Thanks to everyone who replied here and helped me make up my mind. I hope you'll respond to the recruitment drive as well. Thanks!

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