I just had the Collectors Edition arrive today and nothing could prepare me for the magnitude of this product. Seriously. It is MASSIVE. I could beat a person to the ground with this tome. Give me new respect for the villain that its flavor was taken from.
The contents are top notch and make me yearn to run this adventure for a third group.
You out did yourselves, Paizo. I would like to see the inserts for the handouts done more often in future releases of the combined adventure paths. *hint hint*
The writing is well done, the characters are enjoyable and I enjoyed the back and forth between perspectives. After this book, I intend to go on to purchase others as they become available. Well done on all aspects. Kudos to the author!
At least it did for me. Ages back I took a chance with this product when the first issue of "Rise of the Runelords" began. Since then I have looked forward to checking my mail. Each book contains a portion of a massive plot arc that advances players 3 levels (so book one takes you from level 1 to the start of level 4, book two from level 4 to level 7 and so on). After the adventure path portion you will find an in depth look at some portion of the Pathfinder RPG that pertains to the adventure path, be it a detail on a particular god or location. Up next is a delightful story written by a member of the Pathfinder Society, then a mini bestiary.
If that was everything, then it alone would be worth the subscription cost. But like an infomercial at 3am, they do not stop there. You get it all at a discounted 30% off, and they throw in a free pdf AND 15% off other purchases. Seriously, click and subscribe right now.
You can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time. I fall into the category of the former. I subscribe to an increasing number of your products and I love each and every delivery. /end suck-up
This particular subscription provides GMs with a barrage of additional flavor and twists they can hurl at the unsuspecting masses. It is unlikely each player will want to purchase copies, I know that I devour these books in order to provide a greater immersion for those that play.