|gbonehead Owner - House of Books and Games LLC|
Ashram wrote:Sorry to ressurect this after a year, but I'm rather curious: Will we ever get a planar handbook in the style of WotC's "Manual of the Planes", just for standard Pathfinder and not Golarion? It'd be nice to have a book detailing Utopia, Purgatory and Limbo rather than Axis, The Boneyard and The Maelstrom. :P
If we were to detail Utopia, Purgatory, and Limbo... they'd end up being exactly the same as Axis, the Boneyard, and the Maelstrom anyway, so Todd's solution of just using Axis, the Boneyard, and the Maelstrom information we've published so far and simply changing the names to whatever you want is the correct solution.
Put another way—we are not interested in producing world content for somthing other than our own campaign world.
Utopia, Purgatory, and Limbo are all real-world concepts. Anyone out there can run with those names and build them up as 3rd party products if they wanted. They're not regions we're interested in exploring further, because we have and prefer the Golarion-specific versions of those planes.
I don't really care what the names are; I'm just looking to have the material published, and I'd love to have a planar book - even more than I'd like an epic book.
And that says a lot.
Besides, as it is now, I often do the "some call it X, while others call it Y" thing for the planes due to the fact that my campaign's been running before Pathfinder existed.
Well, once again this book is on sale... which makes me kinda want it but then... really not.. because... it seems like it would be too darn short...
People who actually own this book, please tell me your honest opinions, should I buy the PDF of this book (or if you answer me quick enough, I might be able to get in on the Great Golem Sale and even with $5 shipping and tax it's cheaper than the PDF!) or just not bother since it's 3.5 and so short?
Even more important question I'm sure has been asked any maybe answered, but really is there any chance of getting a newer updated "Campaign Setting" line book about The Great Beyond, or is this pretty much it?
|Todd Stewart Contributor|
Go for it! It's a good book :D
It's nominally 3.5, but except for a few monsters at the end of the book it's entirely devoid of game mechanics. There's a lot of detail that hasn't been seen in other books simply because it covers a lot of ground that hasn't been revisited (yet?) and the cosmology section in the Inner Sea World Guide just summarizes each plane rather than going into the detail and sample locations that TGB does.
And if you want to see a PF update to TGB please ask Paizo for it! Otherwise it's just going to be me making the request on the boards, over email, in public at GenCon, etc etc. Ask them so I seem less obsessive about it. I'd love to go for round two on the topic if they want to do another book and if they want to let me in on it. :D