Long Time, No See

Monday, November 24, 2014

Over the past year, I have polled people in person and through the Pathfinder Society blog about which rarely-visited locations they would like to see more. This month we're returning to locations left largely untouched over the past four years or more, and I couldn't be more excited about the destinations!

The first release is Pathfinder Society Scenario #6-08: The Segang Expedition, which takes Pathfinders to Jalmeray for the first time in nearly five years (not counting the excellent Cult of the Ebon Destroyers! Rumors of a new shrine are too promising to pass up, and the Society quickly assembles a team to check it out. However, the expensive campaigns in Varisia and Mendev have taken their toll, and the PCs learn that they are accompanying several wealthy patrons who have their own agendas in the jungle. Author Benjamin Bruck has done an excellent job in spinning a compelling story with engaging NPCs, and today we're previewing a picture of one of these individuals: Baron Bomande Rudyahm. Can you tell where he's from?


Illustration by Daniel Dussault

Even years later, players still talk about the Society's first trip to Bloodcove, a dangerous port virtually owned by the Aspis Consortium and thoroughly hostile to Pathfinder agents. I'm really excited about this season's adventures in the Mwangi Expanse, and I'm especially pleased that with author Justin Juan's help we're able to return to this memorable city built on mangrove roots at the mouth of the Vanji River in Pathfinder Society Scenario #6-09: By Way of Bloodcove. It seems the Aspis Consortium is planning a major operation in the Expanse, and it's up to the PCs to find out what it is while evading the Consortium's agents. Allow me to introduce you to one of these rogues, a local fixer named Na'alu.


Illustration by Marko Horvatin

For the GMs, I've already begun to implement some of the changes announced last week, such as preliminary work on scenario length and inclusion of a blank, untagged version of each new map. Expect more changes in place with December's scenarios.

John Compton
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Blank untagged maps, very nice!!

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Blog wrote:
Can you tell where he's from?

*looks at face*

Cloud City?

Shadow Lodge *****

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Jiggy wrote:
Blog wrote:
Can you tell where he's from?

*looks at face*

Cloud City?

Baron Administrator Bomande Rudyahm?

He looks like he could use a stylin' cape.


Down with the Consortium!

The Ekujae elves shall have justice! ^_^

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Yay, more world spanning adventures. I hope there are call backs to the first go round.

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Drat, both my Vudrani and my Mwangi Half-orc are too high level for those scenarios =(.

Oh, well. Keep 'em coming!!

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Yes, I'm glad to be back to the world-spanning PFS model after the whole Year of the Demon debacle. It sounded cool at first, but man was I tired of demons and Mendev-related plots by the end of the season. Moving away from the APs is a fantastic idea; PFS has the opportunity to be highly mobile and varied in its presentation of Golarion and tying it to one location/story-line with the APs was detrimental to its potential.

***** Venture-Agent, Massachusetts—Boston

Well, I liked year of the Demon so calling it a debacle is probably a bit strong. Its nice to have several characters with crusading commendations. Also a few of the "Get help from these folk" scenarios were very fun indeed.
In a weird way having the first three regular scenarios this season be "Go Smash Robots" was sort of nice as it helps set up a bit of seasoning. Where maybe there was a bit too much demonic spice in season five.

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That link to the early season visit to Jalmeray doesn't appear to go to the right spot, for me at least, it goes to just a generic product page, this one for the ACG, I think.

And, nice stuff, otherwise.

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Man, that art for the Baron looks great! Props to Daniel Dussault.

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Jiggy wrote:
Blog wrote:
Can you tell where he's from?

*looks at face*

Cloud City?

I'm fairly confident that will be Alkenstar.

Scarab Sages

Awesome! I just played Before The Dawn parts one and two a couple months ago. It looks like character will be able to go back to bloodcove for some revenge on the aspis.

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John Comption via Blog wrote:
Baron Bomande Rudyahm. Can you tell where he's from?

Going with Martel, though I could see perhaps some education in Ustalav given the possible "Lepidstadt scar" on his face.

-TimD

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Starglim wrote:
I'm fairly confident that will be Alkenstar.

Yep, or at least should be.

*crosses Segang off list of places to visit*


Jiggy wrote:
Blog wrote:
Can you tell where he's from?

*looks at face*

Cloud City?

"What have you done with my ship?"

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I guess I'm the only one that sees LeVar Burton.

Butterfly in the sky
I can shoot twice as high

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AAAARRRGHHHHHH!!!

MY POOR BRAIN CELLS!

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!

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Mystic Lemur wrote:

I guess I'm the only one that sees LeVar Burton.

Butterfly in the sky
I can shoot twice as high

I definitely also see that. I now will be sorely disappointed when he's not a color spray, prismatic spray, etc based caster.

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But, his eyes aren't solid white orbs.

Oh genre crossing, how you amuse me

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