Illustrations by Yngvar Asplund and Dmitry Burmak. Widescreen version here.

Don't Be Late for Your Very Important Date with the Harrowing!

Friday, June 24, 2011

It's no surprise that our childhoods influence who we are today. That's especially true for writers, since everything we do gets stored in our brains to be mashed together and filtered through our experiences, ready to jump out when the Muse strikes. The Harrowing, an adventure written by Crystal Frasier and designed for 9th-level characters, is such a mash-up: one part Time Bandits, two parts Alice in Wonderland, with a dash of a David Bowie-styled Labyrinth. In this adventure, the long-dead bard Sonnorae feared that her collection of stories would be lost when she died, and so she created a demiplane within her personal harrow deck to contain them. Over time, these stories took on lives of their own, and melded with the images on the cards themselves. But not all stories have happy endings, and the storykin who live in the Harrowed Realm have their own motivations and plots for power and some have even escaped into the real world. When the PCs find themselves drawn into the Harrowed Realm in search of a disappeared scholar, they must use all their wits and steel to navigate the landscape and politics of this strange wonderland and make it home again.

This adventure features an entire plane of fanciful locations and characters inspired by the popular harrow deck of the Pathfinder campaign setting. In addition, you'll find a brand-new monster and an optional rules subsystem allowing players to bend reality to their wills by using all 54 cards in the optional Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Harrow Deck to manipulate the strange demiplane in which they adventure.

We'll be shipping this adventure next month but until then, we hope this wallpaper fills you with Wonder.

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Hooray! I can't wait for people to get this adventure—y'all are gonna have a blast!


Yeah, this had to be among the couple of modules that I've most anticipated! Need to get my own Harrow deck now and stop relying on the kiddo's.

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damn you pathfinder and your awesomeness. Now another thing to add to my preorders.


This sounds awesome.


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monskers wrote:
damn you pathfinder and your awesomeness. Now another thing to add to my preorders.

QFT.

Uninvited Ghost wrote:
This sounds awesome.

This sounds made of awesome! :-)

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I don't know how much awesome there is, but I can confirm that caffeine, gin, and the Arrogant Worms are all major ingredients.


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The only reason I didn't buy this instantly when I saw the blog post was there was a slight load time clicking through to my cart. Technically it took about 12 seconds from reading the description to buying the product. :)

Can't wait!


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Crystal Frasier wrote:
I don't know how much awesome there is, but I can confirm that caffeine, gin, and the Arrogant Worms are all major ingredients.

Not necessarily in that order...

I'm pretty sure there's awesome in there, so that way you don't need to be. :-D


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Can't wait to get this - but I guess I'll have to, a little bit longer at least.

Also, I have to say that it's great that Paizo continues to support the Harrow Deck, ensuring that it didn't just become a one-of merchandise thing.

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Crystal Frasier wrote:
I don't know how much awesome there is, but I can confirm that caffeine, gin, and the Arrogant Worms are all major ingredients.

No chocolate?

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Crystal Frasier wrote:
I don't know how much awesome there is, but I can confirm that caffeine, gin, and the Arrogant Worms are all major ingredients.

Arrogant wurms?

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I know what I'm running next. Also, I haz wallpaper.

Ooops, must run, very late!

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They were weird but I loved both "Dungeonland" and "The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror" back in 1E. If you can get that wacky flavor to actually fit in Golarion thematically, I salute you.


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Alice in Wonderland is all about math. Fo real.

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