Glad that you have found some use for the Wiki.
One semi-request: Between Pathfinderwiki and Archives of Nethys, the only thing I am unable to LINK is the exact text for Boons. I don't suppose this is within your purview(?), but figure I might as well ask!
Unfortunately we can't do that, as we can't post any verbatim quotes from ANY Paizo publication on our website due to the restrictions of the Community Use Policy. All of the text on the wiki (with the exception of product descriptions from the Paizo web store) is rewritten in our own words. Believe me, if we could just cut-and-paste, it would be soooo much easier.
One real request: Looking at the Lost Omens World Guide, the entire book sorts itself by 10 Super Regions
Yup, that's on the to-do list.
Watery Soup wrote:
Overall, I've found the site very helpful ...
Thanks, Watery Soup. I agree that spoilers for the 1E APs are less of a big deal now, but we'll still include the warning at the top of the page, just in case there are those who do care. Having the warning doesn't hurt anyone, after all.
Watery Soup wrote:
One of the problems I've run into with the site is that the proper nouns don't always play a part in the story. For instance, PFS1 #5-14 Day of the Demon is listed as a ...
This is an issue I had to create a policy about when I created this project. The project errs on the side of including more information than less, so where there's a corner case, I generall tend to include it in case someone finds it valuable. I've never written down this policy (since I'm basically the only one who works on this these days), but here it is:
In order for a proper noun to be included in the list I ask the following questions in order:
1) Is the proper noun used at leat three times in the scenario? If yes, go to 2. If no, don't include it.
2) Does the proper noun appear in another PFS scenario (primarily) or in another Paizo publication (secondarily). If the answer is yes, go to number 3. If no, don't include it. (This is because the index only covers "recurring" concepts, otherwise I'd never finish this thing).
So on the subject of Tancred Desimere, he was included because his name appears 26 times even though he personally does not appear in it. He's obviously an important part of the backstory, and even if player's don't interact with him, this project was mainly designed to help GMs find more background material.
So on your question of whether the project is just "literally a listing of proper nouns that could be found", my answer is "no" and that it is a feature and not a bug.
Hope that helps.
Thank you for all your hard work!
You're welcome. It's a labor of love and I'm glad people are finding it useful.
As for Starfinder Society scenarios, I am planning on adding those as well once I am up-to-date on the PFS ones. I'll personally only be able to do the first 19, however, as I stopped subscribing to them after that (since I don't personally play Starfinder).
The second project I'm working on is including all the changes in the setting that 2E brought with it by going through the Lost Omens World Guide line by line. After that I'll work on the Lost Omens Pathfinder Society Guide, which will update a lot of the VC and lodge info that you were asking about, but that'll be a few months :(
Thanks for the feedback!
*Perform thread necromancy*
So here we are over four years later and I've restarted the project after a nearly 2-year absence. I'm now up to #1-13 The Burden of Envy and still going strong.
For those of you who weren't with us four years ago, I started a project on PathfinderWiki.com in which I created an index for every proper noun used in a Pathfinder Society scenario that was repeated elsewhere, so that GMs and players could trace which stories were interlinked, and find out where to discover more info on a particular person, place, or thing.
As I'd like to also resurrect the original intent of this thread, so if you have any ideas for how PathfinderWiki could become more useful to folks who play in Pathfinder Society games, please let me know.
The "Recurring characters, concepts, and locations" and "Available resources" sections of the PathfinderWiki product pages for PFS scenarios have been updated through the most recent scenario, "#9-21 In the Grandmaster's Name".
If you're unfamiliar with this project, every PFS product page now lists if any of the people, places, or items presented in that scenario appear in other Paizo sources. As a GM, it allows you to do additional research on a given topic by providing you with links to other sources, and to see the connections between the various adventures of PFS.
Then again, the wiki page looks outdated. It doesn't include one of the Mechalas-Guillotte map insets, for one thing.
On the wiki, those maps are only used for settlements and places of interest (like ruins, etc) , not for entire countries.
There are also two pages on the half-elven town of Erages in Bastards of Golarion.
As far as I can tell, the best known, easily accessible wizard of that level on Golarion is Felandriel Morgethai, the provost of Almas University in Andoran. The others are, well, a bit harder to pin down, unless you feel comfortable asking the Whispering Tyrant or the Harlot Queen of Geb to do your crafting for you.
Nope. The only other mention of the Doomguides is in Classic Treasures Revisited, p. 37. It mentions that an adamantine horn of Valhalla is said to exist in the dwarven fortress of Glimmerhold that summons Doomguides into standard human berserkers.
The paragraph on the "Cistern Major" seems to indicate that "Gorilla Falls" is in or near the city of Kho. The map on the inside front cover, however shows that Gorilla Falls is in the northern Mwangi Expanse near Mount Rame.
I'm guessing the text is correct and that the cartographer got confused? This is doubly important as Gorilla Falls is also shown in the same location on the Inner Sea Poster Map Folio.
The "Recurring characters, concepts, & locations" and "Available resources" sections of the Pathfinderwiki product pages for PFS scenarios have been updated through the end of the current season.
Some highlights (with spoilers for the most recent scenarios):
John Mechalas wrote:
Thanks for the pointers. I had forgotten about the Shoanti territory maps in the Varisia supplement! Seems like something useful to add to the list of data layers. You just don't know what people will find useful, right?
* Both Deepgate and the Foundry are in the Hold of Belkzen, not Varisia.
Just wanted to make folks aware of the "Recurring characters, concepts, and locations" update to PathfinderWiki that relates tangentially to the GM Shared Prep thread. I first introduced the project on the boards HERE, and have since competed seasons 1-7.
Basically, the listings allow you to see if a person, place, or thing appears in another Paizo publication, with other PFSRG scenarios listed first. GMs may find it useful for tracing thematic threads, or simply as a place to look up where further info on a given subject can be found.
Please feel free to post ideas for improvements/corrections in the thread I linked to above.
JohannVonUlm, such a database exists and it's called PathfinderWiki.
If you look at the product page of any PFSRG scenario in PathfinderWiki (not including season 8, because I haven't finished this project) you'll see an entry for "Recurring characters, concepts, & locations". This allows you to see if a particular person, place, or thing appears significantly in other Paizo publications, with PFSRG scenarios listed first.
Perspicacious Wanderer wrote:
Boundball also sounds very interesting. Which brings the question to mind... How common are Arcadians in the Inner Sea and surrounding regions?
Page 15 of "Inner Sea Races" answers that for you. To paraphrase:
Arcadians are so rare in the Inner Sea region that people mistake them for more commonly encountered human ethnicities.
Michael Eshleman wrote:
Michael's list is a great list, much more comprehensive than we can be on the wiki, and you should definitely check it out.
Douglas Edwards wrote:
That actually already exists, Douglas. It's done through our categories, which you'll find on the bottom of each page. Each adventure (both PFS scenarios and other adventures such as modules and APs) has a geographic locator category. If you click through to the "parent" category for each, you find two category pages for PFS scenarios and other adventures respectively: Pathfinder Society scenarios by location and Adventures by location. Each is broken down into nations, cities, and even neighborhoods within cities for the really big ones.
Hope that helps.
Yay, I've finished Season 5 of my "Recurring characters, concepts, & locations" project for PathfinderWiki. You can now find everything cross-referenced up to 5-99 "The Paths We Choose". I seem to speeding up, having completed this season in just two weeks, so here's hoping to have Season 6 finished by the end of the first week of March!
As always, please let me know if you have any corrections/additions for this project.
Some interesting search results on this topic using my Mac:
Search term: Janderhoff
Search term: Janderho (without the ligature)
Search term: anderho (no "J" or ligature)
I apologize for perhaps not understanding the issue completely, but as I mentioned in the OP, the "ff" glyph appears in the print documents as well, not just the pdfs. Is this because the final layouts are sent in PDF format to the printers with the "ff" glyph? Pardon me if I am misconstruing this.
Thanks for addressing this issue, Vic!
Was searching through Paizo PDFs for the word "Janderhoff" recently when I noticed that certain fonts used throughout numerous Paizo publications turn the double effs into typographic ligatures so that search functions can't recognize them. I checked it against the hard copy, and found that it exists there as well, and wasn't just a problem with my PDF reader or the PDF file displaying fonts incorrectly.
I then did a messageboard search and found THIS DISCUSSION. It seems that although folks were aware of it back then, it's continued (see "Curse of the Crimson Throne hardcover" page 413).
Don't know if this is still on people's radar, but I thought I'd mention it as it impacts the usefulness of the PDFs.