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Varisian Weather


Pathfinder RPG General Discussion

Andoran

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Tales Subscriber

I am trying to pin down the weather in Varisia. Is there official information in one of the Core books?


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The core hardcovers are pretty much setting-neutral. For Golarion-specific stuff, you need to use products from the Campaign Setting side. The hardcover Inner Sea World Guide is the best source for general campaign world stuff, but it doesn't get into weather and climate all that much.

Varisia is analogous to the Pacific Northwest: wet and temperate near the coast, until you get to the mountains (or, for Varisia, the Storval Rise). On the other side, it becomes arid.


I recently played through the Rise of the Runelords adventure path, set in Varisia. The weather described in the modules matches Haladir's description: temperate in southern Varisia, rainy near the coast. I will add that the northern mountains are subject to snowstorms.

Western Varisia, such as Korvosa and the Cinderlands, are the setting of the Crimson Throne adventure path, but I have not played through that one.

Andoran

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Tales Subscriber

Thanks guys! I'm running a Varisian campaign and wanted to throw in some weather effects. So would you say Magnimar, given its location is much like New Orleans in weather?

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Anorak wrote:
Thanks guys! I'm running a Varisian campaign and wanted to throw in some weather effects. So would you say Magnimar, given its location is much like New Orleans in weather?

New Orleans is much more warm than Magnimar would be.

Haladir was correct with his statement:

Haladir wrote:

Varisia is analogous to the Pacific Northwest: wet and temperate near the coast, until you get to the mountains (or, for Varisia, the Storval Rise). On the other side, it becomes arid.[/url]


Southern Cheliax or Andoran is closer to New Orleans I think. Magnimar is maybe like Portland or San Fran.

Andoran

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Tales Subscriber

My mind is stuck on the swamps and thought New Orleans when I went for San Francisco.

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