A Terrible Fate Awaits You in Horror Adventures

Friday, June 17, 2016

Nothing can prepare your characters for the nightmares that will be unleashed with Horror Adventures, set to release in just under two months. In the following weeks we will be looking inside this terrifying tome, giving you just a glimpse at the madness.


Illustration by Hazem Ameen

Horror Adventures is a 256-page hardcover addition to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, giving both players and GMs all the tools necessary to take their game to the dark corners of the world, to places where the living fear to tread, and where madness and death lurk around every corner! Inside you will find rules for sanity and madness, fear and terror. There are feats and spells for GMs to menace their players, as well as gear and magic items to help PCs fight back against the darkness.

This damnable tome also features new curses, haunts, and diseases, including ways to use these hazards in new and horrifying ways. You will also find new environment rules, hazards and an expanded system of fleshwarping. What look at the horror genre would be complete without new rules for monsters. While there are plenty of monster only feats in the book, there are also a number of new templates to add to existing creatures to make them even more menacing and a better fit for the mood of your game. The implacable stalker, for example, turns a monster into a relentless hunter, constantly tracking down your heroes, while making him nearly impossible to kill!

Of course, this book also features new rules to make the horror all the more personal for you characters in the form of corruptions. These foul afflictions taint the souls of those who they touch, tempting them into darkness and damnation. Inside Horror Adventures you will find 11 corruptions just waiting to infest your game. From blood-thirsting vampirism to the truly alien hive corruption, there is something here for any story. Each corruption features a variety of manifestations, each with a beneficial gift and a malevolent stain. Taking the gift is a choice, but it is one that will lead you further into darkness.

In future blogs we will take a closer look at these corruptions and what they mean for your game. Come back next week to learn about how you can use Horror Adventures to make a truly terrifying experience.

Jason Bulmahn
Lead Designer

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Dark Archive

If you can answer how similar to the freeport sanity rules are the ones in this book?

Grand Lodge

Kyra wielding a straight blade? What strange manifestations the vampirism corruption has!

I'm quite excited about this book, most especially the corruptions.

Paizo Employee Designer

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Schnappy das kleine Kobold wrote:

Kyra wielding a straight blade? What strange manifestations the vampirism corruption has!

I'm quite excited about this book, most especially the corruptions.

Relatedly but not directly from the corruption, she's not proficient in scimitars any more...But who could have that unholy symbol, Abyssal rune, and favored weapon? ;)

Silver Crusade

*Raises hand.*

Ooh, I know! Pick me, pick me!


Pathfinder Adventure, Rulebook Subscriber

I think that image of Kyra might be enough to get me to buy the book all by itself.


I am very much looking forward to this book!


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blog wrote:
The implacable stalker, for example, turns a monster into a relentless hunter, constantly tracking down your heroes, while making him nearly impossible to kill!

You have my attention!


It begins.


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That picture of Kyra reminds me of the finale to one of the sleazy Count Yorga films.

"How did you get past all those vampires without being bitten?"

"Sweet, dear Merisiel... I didn't."


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I can't wait, I can't wait!

Scarab Sages

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Mark Seifter wrote:
Schnappy das kleine Kobold wrote:

Kyra wielding a straight blade? What strange manifestations the vampirism corruption has!

I'm quite excited about this book, most especially the corruptions.

Relatedly but not directly from the corruption, she's not proficient in scimitars any more...But who could have that unholy symbol, Abyssal rune, and favored weapon? ;)

Churh Lady Could it be.... ZURA?


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I already have it pre-ordered. I keep trying to stare at calenders, and try to make them go faster.

Spoiler:
It hasn't worked.

Scarab Sages

Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

I want this picture on a T-Shirt.

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

So is there no horror adventures blog for this week?


pulseoptional wrote:
I already have it pre-ordered. I keep trying to stare at calenders, and try to make them go faster.
Spoiler:
It hasn't worked.

39 days, 20 hours, 10 minutes, 6 seconds to go.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Companion, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
pulseoptional wrote:
I already have it pre-ordered. I keep trying to stare at calenders, and try to make them go faster. ** spoiler omitted **
39 days, 20 hours, 10 minutes, 6 seconds to go.

You are a most evil Slaadi.


Countdown for the doom clock.


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Rysky wrote:
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
pulseoptional wrote:
I already have it pre-ordered. I keep trying to stare at calenders, and try to make them go faster. ** spoiler omitted **
39 days, 20 hours, 10 minutes, 6 seconds to go.
You are a most evil Slaadi.

When I quantify exactly how long I have to wait for it, it helps me surrender to the idea that nothing will make it arrive faster. I'm not trying to taunt; I'm jonesing for it too.


Finally we are going to be able to play as a Lich, or at least that is what I'm hopping for

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