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What happened to Encounter Codex?


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Liberty's Edge

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I see that now Bestiary 6 has been announced and Encounter Codex is no longer listed. Has it been cancelled? Postponed? Status unclear, ask again later? :-)

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We're still working on it, but it turned out to be significantly more awesome and complex than we originally counted on, so we've shuffled the schedule around a little bit.

The book is currently in development, but we haven't slotted it onto the schedule officially yet.

There are still several high-profile Pathfinder projects for 2017 that have yet to be announced.


Do you mean The Villain Codex? Which is still there.

Liberty's Edge

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Erik Mona wrote:

We're still working on it, but it turned out to be significantly more awesome and complex than we originally counted on, so we've shuffled the schedule around a little bit.

The book is currently in development, but we haven't slotted it onto the schedule officially yet.

There are still several high-profile Pathfinder projects for 2017 that have yet to be announced.

Cool, thanks for the info!

Liberty's Edge

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Chief Cook and Bottlewasher wrote:
Do you mean The Villain Codex? Which is still there.

Encounter Codex is a separate product that was announced at Paizo Con together with Villain Codex.


Ah. I missed that announcement. More bad news for my budget :)


Has this been pushed back to summer 2017 or later? As a new GM this book would be much more helpful than another Bestiary. I'm shocked this book wasn't developed earlier. Encounter building is most of the GM's work and involves much trial and error.

Silver Crusade

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Well, there's NPC Codex, Monster Codex and Villain Codex, so it's not like there isn't quite a lot pre-made encounter material out already.

Dark Archive

Gorbacz wrote:
Well, there's NPC Codex, Monster Codex and Villain Codex, so it's not like there isn't quite a lot pre-made encounter material out already.

Those are NPC statblocks and not ready made encouter design though :(

Silver Crusade

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CorvusMask wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
Well, there's NPC Codex, Monster Codex and Villain Codex, so it's not like there isn't quite a lot pre-made encounter material out already.
Those are NPC statblocks and not ready made encouter design though :(

But that's the most work-heavy part. Besides, the Villain Codex in particular has much more, with story hooks and encounter groups.

Of course, the more the merrier, so I can't wait until the Encounter Codex comes around.


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Also, check out Appendix 2 of the NPC Codex (Encounter Groups), and the end of each chapter of Monster Codex and Villain Codex.


Eh, this shouldn't affect me. I was just going to wait for the end-series compilation gift package and buy them all at reduced price anyway.

You know. The Codex Codex.


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Is this still under development? Or has it been shelved due to hecticness?


I want more codexes....

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

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It will most likely take a different form than that described at PaizoCon, but we don't have anything more to say at this time—plans are still evolving.


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Evolving is reassuring. Reassessing would be a worry. :p
Thanks, Vic.

Dark Archive

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Ya know, I guess it speaks of how much I'm anticipating this book that its barely two months later since from that confirmation post that its still under development and I'm still worried it was canceled :'D


Codexes....

Liberty's Edge

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I fell in love with this book the moment I heard of it. It's my second favorite RPG line product (after Advanced Race Guide). I hope the concept doesn't evolve too far from what was previously announced, because that was what I fell in love with.


I am hopeful that we will see this eventually. I am glad that it is evolving. I'd rather see a fully developed product that expands the game rather than one that stopped short just to make a release.


Codices are, for me, just like the Bestiaries, a must have.

I was pretty curious to know what was this "Encounter Codex", and I hoped for it to be a book of monsters with class levels (like in Monster Codex) arranged by terrain - so we had pre-generated encounters for all sorts of scenarios.

I would love to see pre-generated encounters for the following terrains: Urban, Forest, Jungle, Swamp, Plain, Mountain, Cave, Underground, Ruins, Desert, Sea Surface, Underwater, and Arctic/Snow.

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