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I want Lost Omens to stay Lore, it specifically what I read them for.

Be...be real nice if we could uh...go South though, to a place that rhymes with Boon, maybe??

But since the Dark Omens book keeps getting brought up, I didn't care for it very much at all, as it was nothing like what I expected. I wanted more info about the Occult not just rules and scenarios. Like I wanted lore about Cryptids...and that wasn't really there are all. I know it was a rule book, but I would hate to see the Lost Omens books end up looking like that in any fashion.


Feel like there has to be with the introduction of two new Planes of Existence.


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keftiu wrote:
James Sutter wrote:
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keftiu wrote:
Side note: who wrote the Castrovel gazetteer? It’s awesome.

Table of contents says James L. Sutter wrote the adventure and the Castrovel gazetteer, while he and Patrick Renie cowrote the adventure toolbox.

I like that the table of contents for AP volumes notes who contributed to which sections.

I couldn't pass up the chance to write another Castrovel gazetteer. Between Distant Worlds and the Starfinder Core Rulebook/SFAP #2/Pact Worlds, I'm apparently on a 5-year orbit... better mark my calendar for 2028! :D
Lost Omens: Castrovel would be a dream! We’ll see you in five years :p

I’d love that but if it comes out before Southern Garund, I’m rioting.


I am really curious to know what Sakuachi's destiny is...


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That reviewer really is out here acting like Golarion hasn’t had Lovecraft/Science-Fantasy elements since the beginning


If you want a *deep* delve into lore of Golarion, I’d argue reading the Mwangi Expanse, Absalom or Impossible Lands books, the former in my opinion being the best of the lot, though Absalom got my conspiracy fiction Brain cooking on over drive.


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Man, whomever wrote the Nex entries really wasn't pulling punches. They ripped the whole deal to shreds XD. It's great.


Leon Aquilla wrote:
Are those Formians?

Xiomorns.


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I'm betting this is tied to Taargick and the letter he left the Donguni King in some fashion.


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That is a *sick* cover!

Xiomorns and Ayrzul vs Yoon.

Also, the Plane of Metal is decaying eh? A curious bit of info!


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They all have paw feet on the cover


David knott 242 wrote:
VerBeeker wrote:
Leon Aquilla wrote:
Since we seem to be playing "Who's that Bestiary entry" -- what's the creature on the cover?
A Sphinx and several Maftets

If those are Maftets, they have definitely reimagined them from the way they looked in PF1.

Aren't Maftet's smaller more humanoid Sphinx?


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Overall I have quite enjoyed this book, and honestly I would be down for another that delves into other ancestries, it would be interesting to see a bit more on where the more "common" Golarion races land in the setting.


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So something stood out to me about the Nuar entry, well two things really.

It states that they have no ancestral gods/mythic figures, yet in Galactic Magic there is a Nuar Goddess named Isvith, who may have ascended through the Starstone, and her portfolio is central to the Nuar way of life. So...I imagine that got missed by accident?

Also are Minotaurs still around? They get mentioned a lot in the entry and I am not certain if that means they are still kicking somewhere or are the Nuar is all that remains of that ancestry.


Huh I got my copy and I noticed that Gathols and Tromlins are missing from the playable species list.


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Leon Aquilla wrote:
Since we seem to be playing "Who's that Bestiary entry" -- what's the creature on the cover?

A Sphinx and several Maftets


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My copy went out so I got my copy, and I have to say, loving the art in this book.

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I find it interesting that they focus heavily on the larger cities in the bigger nations and give them their own subsections. Bhopan is an intriguing-looking place from a cursory glance, and the Gods in this book are WILD looking. I love the Kashrishi, and how varied the Nagaji are in appearance, making the Lamia, Sneeple, and Yuan-ti fans proud.


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*No, Largetaurs or bust!* If you can play Tiny, you can play large!

*Plants Flag of the Big Bois into the Ground* If Starfinder can have Giants I can have a Minotaur of 10 feet!


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The Kashrishi are *way* weirder than I thought they'd be, I dig it.

Also looking at one of the main factions in the Mana Wastes, I'm surprised to see hints of Hispanic theming.


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James Jacobs wrote:
keftiu wrote:

The Kabriri aphorisms are phenomenal. “Pick a man” as a well-worn phrase in Nemret Noktoria makes me grin.

I’m curious about the mention of a growing number of Ghouls devoted to Arazni and Nocticula… I’d love to meet some in play! Between them and Tanagaar’s Arrows, I like the surprising variety of friendly cannibals at our fingertips in 2e.

Yay! Glad you liked those aphorisms!

I've always felt that ghouls are one of those undead that are best suited toward being "non-evil but still creepy allies" in play, in large part due to the way Lovecraft portrayed ghouls (particularly in "The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath") and more recently in the ghoul-themed stories of Caitlin R. Kiernan. These types seem like perfect matches for faiths like Arazni and Nocticula to me. Or even to Shelyin, perhaps.

And I can also see a civil and proper ghoul noting that they're not REALLY cannibals—ghouls don't eat ghouls, after all! That more the type of gross thing you'd expect from ghasts. ;-)

One of my players is playing a Dhampir that was raised by a friendly Ghoul, Bugbear and Halfling as her adoptive family, so I am glad for more ideas to work with when it comes to creepy but not monstrous ghouls.


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Locale Page Numbers:
So 46 pages on Alkenstar, 20 on Bhopan, 50 on Geb, 46 on the Jalmeray, 18 on the Mana Wastes and 64 on Nex.

Interesting spread.


Aaron Shanks wrote:


Extradimensional kobolds

I'm sorry, what Kobolds? What happened to them in the Gap??? XD


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David knott 242 wrote:
CorvusMask wrote:
I am curious if this essentially ends the drift crisis or is more of "and if you don't succeed, it gets even worse!"
I think the Drift Crisis was a permanent change to the way the Drift works, so regardless of what the PCs do, everyone will have to adjust to the "new normal" as hinted at in the Drift Crisis book.

The Drift Hackers blurbs already kind of revealed how the Crisis "resolves" I think.


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CorvusMask wrote:

I'm bit confused by conical helm since I recognize it from dwarf helmet relic in Kingmaker CRPG.

Like were conical dorf helmets always a thing, something inspired by crpg or something Paizo came up with to Owlcat during advising the crpg?

If made of sturdy enough metal a helm like that could function to crack falling rocks in half so they cascade down the sides perhaps…just a thought that popped into my head.


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I really like the armor of the military clan, the conical helm and seemingly sealed form.


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keftiu wrote:

Incredibly excited for this one. Paizo walking the walk about diversity with two Garund-based setting books in 2e, full of killer lore and great art, is just such a mind-blowing treat. In my feverish dreams, a Golden Road update rounds out the trio… but that sentiment can wait!

The Nagaji and Vishkanya look gorgeous! I imagine I’ll roll a lot of both up.

Or…instead of North we-we could like go South maybe?

To Holomog and….DROON!


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Hmm…the statement that we won’t be hearing anything about Nemret Noktoria, it has me wondering if we’d ever get a Lost Omens: The Darklands book?

It would be interesting to run a campaign where folks never go above ground, or in a flip of delving into the dark below, there is a quest of breaching the blinding land above.


Oh this is an instant buy for me.


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….Well ignoring whatever has been happening here, I’m excited to get my hands on this.

Read the original and liked it, though never played, enjoyed the game excited to see what has changed/grown with this.


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Opsylum wrote:
keftiu wrote:
Giddy that this one is coming along so soon! Fingers crossed for a map that shows us the full extent of Holomog - and if we're really lucky, their neighbors.
There is indeed a map! ** spoiler omitted **

*Stares at the Spoilers and starts vibrating*

Spoiler:
STOP TAUNTING ME AND JUST HAND IT OVER ALREADY PAIZO! DROON PLEASE!

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You will give me Droon.

The Travel Guide taunted me once more, and I imagine the Impossible Kingdoms with have some mention of trade with Southern Garund and so help me I will have the PREMIERE NATION OF IRUXI DAMN IT!


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Read the bit about Joyview-5, and boy could that turn dystopian *real* quick.

Edit: Got to the end and oh boy things are gonna go so bad.


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Is this gonna go to 20? Cause defining fate seems like a 20-level threat.


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Honestly, the most interesting part that I have gotten to read so far is actually in the continuing the campaign section.

book 3 spoilers:
The Salt Boom caused by the discovery of Pyronite. A frigging Gold Rush drawing the attention of the Blood Lords and the Arclords of Nex, with the Spellscars native mutants rising in strength and recognition with the chance of a new nation being formed. Where was that adventure?


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Thaleon glimpsed a color he’d never seen before, one he couldn’t describe… but he knew it was bright.

A color never before seen on Earth!

Catch that reference.


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So you stand by needlessly acting like an ass?


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Kalieri wrote:
CorvusMask wrote:
Why does the book describe CG pirate Torius Vin from pathfinder tales books as CE ruthless privateer? ^_^;
This really upset me when I read it. Those are my favorite books, and I planned to use him and the Stargazer crew in the adventure I'm currently planning. I'm still going to do it, since it doesn't matter for my game, but I'm still annoyed. I saw him listed in the NPC list, and was so excited to flip to his entry. They basically made him the exact opposite of the character in the books.

Someone on the writing team confirmed that was a Mistake, not sure what they are gonna do to fix it if anything but know that the OG is the one that want to actually go with.


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motteditor wrote:
Ly'ualdre wrote:
So Lashunta, imo, are most likely to appear in a book covering the other planets in Golarion's star system. Likely alongside other alien options, such as the Kasatha.

Ooh, maybe we'll get a Lost Omens: Distant Worlds...

(I have no idea if there's anything along these lines actually in the works; just me speculating that would be cool.)

If that comes out before I get my Southern Garund or Arcadia book I might just scream.

*Holds up Droon to Paizo* Please? Give? No more taunts, just give.


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I am really excited for the new Rhinofolk, though I can't honestly place where the true cover art is taking place in the kingdoms. Nex I suppose.


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keftiu wrote:

Been waiting for this one for ages; glad to finally have it official.

The Impossible Lands are one of the regions that feels uniquely Golarion, with so many stories to tell and fascinating cultures. Very glad 2e is giving the continent of Garund its due - and Jalmeray gives us some much-overdue Vudran love as well. I'm so excited!

Now... any guesses on new Ancestries? That sure looks like a heroic Girtablilu on the cover, and Ghorans are so far MIA in 2e. Maybe some Vudran options in Jalmeray? I'm hoping the local Gnolls and Kulenett dwarves get some attention here, too.

I think that art is actually drawn from one of the P1 Campaign books, unfortunately.

I would like to see some of the ancestries talked about in the Vudra gazetteer in AoE show up. I want Rhinofolk, not as good as Elephantfolk, but close second.


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Between this and the Impossible Lands I'm gonna be eating good October/November.


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Man some of the art I really like, and some I...do not.

Sarenrae's depiction I do not care very much for at all.

Oras, Besmara and Damoritosh I like a lot!

I get the person who said the Triune looks like a clockwork reaper, but the person that said Weyden looks like Commander Shepard is doing Shep dirty! His suit reminds me of the Astronaut from the Lego Movie.


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Not that interested in this one myself personally but I know a friend will love this so I might get it as a very late B-Day gift.


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There is that false rumor about odd visitors from the sky, but also the Azure Egg, a "star" one of the NPCs has discovered is much closer than it appears and they believe it is one: artificial and two: watching and has been for some time.


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*Look up from the conspiracy linking a Prison for Starstone Seekers, the Spreading Influence of Elder Gods, what might actually by a Grey lookout and a supposedly Failed Prophecy*

Are they gonna change the name, or rewrite the entry if it gets errated?

*Goes back into my Red Web*


Pharasma mainly.


That rumor has spawned an entire campaign in my head. Just tanking the status quo of Absalom and pointing out all the thinly veiled BS that has rotten the heart of the City at the Center of the World.

Back on topic...the depiction of some of the Gods mentioned has me a little worried, not gonna lie.


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If she Ascended from the Starstone, that's the first we've heard of in Starfinder, let alone since Iomedae's Ascension in Pathfinder.

The new Absalom book revealed an interesting reason behind why that might be as well.


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I know this isn't promised but I'm thinking of how an Impossible Lands book could be on the level of the Mwangi Expanse book, because arguably there is a lot less when it comes to nation wise to go over, but it would be interesting if it had sections on Ghorans, and the races mentioned in the Vudra Dossier in the Sixty Feet Under part of the Agents of Edgewatch AP for Jalmeray.


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I'm interested in an Impossible Lands book, but the ones I am truly after is The Broken Lands and Saga Lands books, the northern regions of Avistan are some of my favorite.

Of course, if the Immpossible Lands details some of the nations south of Geb, like I don't know Holomog, I'd be VERY interested.

My Dream book though is Southern Garund, because PaiZO KEEPS TEASING ME WITH DROON!

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