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OH THANK GOD. I've been needing this

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I've read through the whole thing, but I still dont know what the robot thing on the cover is?

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Ventnor wrote:
I personally like the idea that goblins and hobgoblins look alike.

I like them looking alike, but not TOO alike. I always liked the Bestiary 1 hobgoblin, where it looked similar but not just like a big goblin.

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Not the biggest fan of the hobgoblin designs. They looked way better in 1e. Still better than the Starfinder ones, but still

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The All-Seeing Orb wrote:
Hanakans are small magical dinosaurs. They (along with many species on their homeworld) developed magical abilities very early in their evolution, and their modern society is powered by magic rather than technology. Curiously, they view electricity with the same disdain many technological species view necromancy.

Does their society run on... crystals?

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I LOVE the Dirindi.
Are the Jinsuls playable?

Any new wildlife?

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Is it possible to get multiple companion creatures for a single character?

Will it be possible to get multiple companions? One of my players is very interested in his character becoming a sort of beastmaster

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Yeah, I'm hoping for guns sooner rather than later, since they're very common in my home-brew setting.

I saw that too. My guess is that theyre waiting for there to be more ancestries or else it'd be kinda lackluster

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They better not replace Quinn. He's the best.

James Jacobs wrote:
Rogar Valertis wrote:

Too many things in the updated setting seem to be like "good is winning".

What you might be sensing is a side-effect of us deciding that we didn't want to arbitrarily decide some Adventure Paths are canonically failures. Forcing a group to think we assume they're a failure simply because they happened to play one such AP would be gross.

In any event, rest assured that there's still a need for heroes, and you'll see examples of that every single month in the Adventure Path installments and Pathfinder Society adventures, and now and then in adventures as well.

Is there a chance for some of the Continuing the Campaign stuff to be factored in? I know that Sorshen bringing Ileosa back as a vampire would probably not fit her character development but the whole idea of her scamming her way out of Hell was kind of awesome

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Honestly, it feels like a breath of fresh air. There's still plenty of challenges and conflicts, but it's nice to see things get better for the setting in some ways. One of few issues I had with the setting in 1e was that it felt like Golarion was so doomed by a hundred different threats that it kinda felt over the top.

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VerBeeker wrote:

Any way I like that Cressida is Queen though I wonder why the city is still back sliding?

Presumably because of a combination of factors. Though Ileosa is gone, the Sable Company was disbanded, and the Hellknights left the city. Though both could return in time it would not be easy, so the (depleted) Korvosan Guard and Grey Maidens are the only military and police force they have, which given that people don't look fondly on the Maidens is a problem. In addition, Ileosa's vanity projects drained the treasury and did a lot of damage to the city's infrastructure. Finally, I'm pretty sure Lorthact is still around and given his contract with Ileosa he's probably quite pissed about her downfall and might be sabotaging things through the Acadamae students whose souls he's stolen. All of those things mean that even a competent, fair-minded ruler like Kroft is gonna have a hard time.

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CorvusMask wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:

Sorshen > Tar-baphon.

That'll help a lot in defending her new nation.

I stand corrected :D

(also, I kinda forgot Sorshen was CR 27 and Tar-Babhon was CR 26)

I like that there's an active, non-evil ruler who isn't vastly outmatched by the arch villains of the setting.

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The one thing that I REALLY don't like is that we no longer get the quick descriptive blurbs at the beginning of the stat block. Those really helped establish the flavor of the creature and give the players a picture of what they were facing.

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On the one hand, yay Cressida! On the other hand I hope Ileosa isn't QUITE down and out, given some of the Continuing the Campaign options in the anniversary edition.

Also, as someone who's great-grandparents fled Russia because of the Romanov's pogroms, I really don't mind that Anastasia's portrayed this way. Don't judge people by their forebears and all that, the real person was a child who never committed any atrocities.

So are naiads replacing the D&D-style (blinding beauty/stunning glance) nymphs completely? If so that's a shame, I always thought their abilities made for really interesting encounters.

Joana wrote:
Doktor Weasel wrote:
Darth Game Master wrote:
I feel like there was a Pathfinder Society adventure at some point that dealt with the Gorilla King, but I have never actually played in PFS so I don't know for sure
Yeah, I've never done PFS either, and do get the impression that some of the setting movement that I'm unfamiliar with does come from PFS scenarios. But I know a lot of PFS players do post here, so I'd have expected one of them to chime in and say it was a PFS thing.
James Jacobs addressed the Gorilla King question in his thread.

Wait, so it's canon that the SS PCs killed him? Where does that put his death at Tarzan's hands in Worldscape?

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BOOOOOO!!! Why would you give him a shirt1? This is unfair!

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This one's a lot better than the Amiri art

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She looks weirdly thin

Love Pharasma channeling Metron here

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Rysky wrote:

Her chapter has awesome opening art, "Screw you, Satan!" Her section has some of the best art in the book, showcasing her? as a little cute baby spider, and an Anandi women (avatar/priestess?).

She's the younger sister of Acheakak.

Was brought into existence by older gods to weave order into existence... but got bored with that.

If her brother is the assassin of the gods then she's the court jester there to mock them. She loves playing tricks and upsetting exceptions, especially if it teaches a lesson (does not get along with Sarenrae).

I love her already

Nice! The campaign I'm running right now is set in Cuvacara so this will be really useful!

Cavacara? Excellent! My current campaign is largely set there, and that'll help me a lot!

Is this ever gonna be answered?

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The monitor looks really weird, more like a bedazzled Gila monster than anything else, but the rest of them look great, especially the Smilodon!

Ravingdork wrote:
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Ravingdork wrote:
Yqatuba wrote:
What is the most powerful creature in the book please tell me?
The Living Apocalypse. It's a CR 20 civilization killer.
That sounds cool. What is it and what does it do?

It is a mindless killing force created when the most powerful destructive energies known to the galaxy are unleashed without constraint or limitation, especially in acts of malice or as a result of criminal negligence. A living apocalypse can be the result of powerful energy generators melting down, the use of doomsday weapons, or even magic experimentation gone horribly awry.

It ends all life, wherever it can find it.

It somewhat resembles the smoke monster from Lost, or the mindflayer from Stranger Things (season 2), or a radioactive storm of vengeance living spell (Eberron), or the Nothing from Never Ending Story. It is a shapeless engine of death that burns, crushes, disintegrates, and irradiates everything within hundreds of miles of it.

This is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT for the Starfinder campaign I'm starting next week.

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Joe Pasini wrote:
I imagine the several tashtari (laser wolf) augmentations will also be popular choices...

Oh man, we can augment ourselves into the butcher from Fiddler on the Roof?! Nice!

Reckless wrote:
Paladinosaur wrote:
So, who's ruling Korvosa?
Cressida Kroft, or whomever your CC PCs put in charge.

A pleasant surprise. I kind of expected it'd be Neolandus. Not that he'd be a bad choice but Cressida's awesome.

Can anyone answer what the fey in the book are?

Holy s$!+.

Also what are the fey in the book?

Luke Spencer wrote:
Troodos wrote:
Which dinosaurs get the illustration(s)? Are they accurate?
The illustrations aren't of traditional dinosaurs so much. The dinosaur statblocks are for generic prehistoric creatures from any planet, so the illustrations are of alien dinosaurs instead of Earth/Golarion dinosaurs. It's similar to the herd animal and predator stat groups.

That's pretty cool, guess I'm gonna doodle some alien dinosaur designs then.

Do they have any cool lore or abilities mentioned?

Which dinosaurs get the illustration(s)? Are they accurate?

Are there many undead in this book? Because ATM it kinda feels like the game is overloaded with undead.

Opsylum wrote:
Troodos wrote:
Any animals in this book?
** spoiler omitted **

Dinosaurs!? Which ones!?

Any animals in this book?

Are there any dragons in this book? (Creatures of the Dragon type, not just true dragons)

Can we have descriptions of the Bolida, Osharu, Phentomite, Quorlu, and Vlaka races?

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KingOfAnything wrote:
I like the mention of Adoptive Ancestry. Confirmed we can make especially tall dwarves!

Finally my 6'0" dwarf fighter with a 30 Cha can come into fruition!

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The Final Chronicle

Based on a persistent conspiracy theory, this long-running program follows the adventures of a fictionalized version of Durvin Gest as he uses the Scepter of Ages to travel across all of time to chronicle the history of the entire universe.

By the Sword

An epic speculative drama that asks the question: what if there were no magic in the world? The series takes place over the course of several decades, skipping ahead a few years every season, as it chronicles the lives of the Cargwritt family and their struggle to survive in a world where might makes right and enlightenment and education is sparse.

Elethen Worlinpike

Worlinpike was a long-lived half-elven playwright born shortly before the end of the Gap. Obsessed with the history that was lost, he strove to chronicle as many great epics from the time of lost Golarion as possible. His outstanding character dramas The Last Days of Thassilon, Abrogail I, The Crown of Fangs, General Arnisant, Choral Rogarvia, and Ninshanbur all received great acclaim, though his few forays into comedy, such as The Drunken Hero, about the mortal exploits and ascension of Cayden Cailean, are considered his true masterpieces. Nevertheless, some have harshly criticized his tendencies to alter history for the sake of a good story, and many scholars believe his overly sympathetic portrayal of Karzoug the Claimer in his battle against Alaznist is utterly absurd and possibly even dangerous.

Outpost Nine

A hit comedy series about the lives of a team of Pact Worlds soldiers stationed on a remote outpost in the Vast, Outpost Nine was made by a group of Akitonian vidgamers working out of an abandoned fuel hauler. The series has been praised for its expert use of limited resources, though as the production values have improved, some believe it has lost its original charm.

The CRB clearly states that NO ship can run its Drift and normal engine at the same time, the normal engines need to be powered down for a full minute to activate Drift engines.

The Devourer cult weapons are insane. D20 damage!

Wait, at PaizoCon it was the Air and Water elementals wasnt it? Why the change?

Can you give descriptions of the Deh-Nolo, Hesper, and Bryrvath?

David knott 242 wrote:
Troodos wrote:
What are the dragons in the book?

Full stats for a young adult blue dragon (size Huge) plus template grafts for all five types of chromatic dragon.

Interesting, no Outer Dragons? Good thing it's so easy to convert stuff from PF!

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What are the dragons in the book?

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