Pathfinder Campaign Setting: The Inner Sea World Guide (PFRPG)

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The Best of All Possible Worlds

Discover the world of Golarion, the official campaign setting for the smash-hit Pathfinder Roleplaying Game! A time of lost prophecies grips the world, bringing with it an unending maelstrom, a tear in the fabric of reality, a surge of diabolism, and the endless threat of war. Yet all is not lost, for these dark times provide ample opportunity for adventure and heroism.

    Inside this exciting and informative 320-page tome you will find:
  • Detailed summaries of the player character races native to Golarion, including more than a dozen distinct human ethnicities
  • Elaborate gazetteers of more than 40 crumbling empires, expansionist kingdoms, independent city-states, and monster-haunted wildlands of Golarion’s adventure-filled Inner Sea region, with locations perfect for nearly any type of fantasy campaign
  • Cultural information and Pathfinder RPG rules covering the 20 core deities of the Inner Sea, plus entries on other gods, demigods, forgotten deities, weird cults, strange philosophies, and more!
  • An overview of the Inner Sea’s history, a look at time and space, a discussion of magical artifacts and technological wonders, discussions of important factions and organizations, and hundreds of locations ripe for adventure!
  • Tons of new options for player characters, including Inner Sea-themed prestige classes, feats, spells, adventuring gear, and magic items!
  • Nine new monsters, including exotic humanoids of the skies and seas, undead and dragons, and an angry demon lord in exile!
  • A giant 21.75"x33" poster map that reveals the sweeping landscape of the Inner Sea in all its treacherous glory!

by James Jacobs with Keith Baker, Wolfgang Baur, Clinton J. Boomer, Jason Bulmahn, Joshua J. Frost, Ed Greenwood, Stephen S. Greer, Jeff Grubb, Michael Kortes, Tito Leati, Mike McArtor, Rob McCreary, Erik Mona, Jason Eric Nelson, Jeff Quick, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Leandra Christine Schneider, David Schwartz, Amber E. Scott, Stan!, Owen K.C. Stephens, Todd Stewart, James L. Sutter, Greg A. Vaughan, Jeremy Walker, and JD Wiker

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-269-2

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The Kitchen Sink, and Everything But

5/5

To put it simply, the Inner Sea World Guide is *the* setting book for Pathfinder. There are several other books (softcovers) that provide more insight into particular areas, but this is the book that introduces the whole shebang. Weighing in at 318 pages, it provides an overview of everything that makes up Pathfinder's official campaign setting: the Inner Sea region of the planet Golarion. There are entries on each of the core races and human ethnicities, overviews of each of the nations of the region, a chapter on gods and religion, miscellaneous information like holidays and languages, an introduction to some major organisations that PCs might belong to (or fight against), player-facing material like new equipment and prestige classes, and finally a handful of new monsters for the GM. In short, there is a *lot* of information in the book and I've come to rely on it heavily.

In terms of overall production quality, a reader won't be disappointed. It's attractively laid out, with tons of maps, artwork (some of it recycled from earlier Paizo products), sidebars, etc. It's clear that a lot of love and attention to detail went into the book, which makes sense as it's one of the premier products in the Pathfinder line.

An Introduction (4 pages) kicks things off. One page is a map of the entire Inner Sea region. The theme of the setting is encapsulated nicely: against all prophecies, the God of Humanity, Aroden, has died suddenly, leading to a world "where nothing is foretold, and anything can happen." From another perspective, that's really what Golarion is: a kitchen-sink setting where no matter what kind of fantasy game-play your group wants, it can find a place for it--whether it's gothic tales of horror, swashbuckling tales of pirates, barbarians with laser-swords, steampunk gunslingers, or more traditional elves and wizards. The sum really is greater than the parts, and somehow it all works. The entire setting has a surprisingly rich and detailed history, which helps to tie everything together into a more coherent whole. The Introduction also contains a really nice in-game summary of the Pathfinder Society and a short sidebar explaining how the Inner Sea World Guide has expanded upon and updated the two previous overviews of the setting (the Gazetteer and Pathfinder Chronicles Campaign Setting, respectively).

Chapter 1 is Races (22 pages). It starts with a *very* brief overview (a sentence or two each) of where some of the uncommon humanoid races (like tieflings or kobolds) fit into the Inner Sea before devoting a single-page to each of the human ethnicities of Golarion (many with sensitively-handled analogues to real world cultures) and then the other core races like elves, dwarves, etc.. I'm not necessarily a fan of this way of handling things, as it gives the appearance that only humans have different ethnicities while all the other core races are homogeneous. Still, the chapter does succeed in adding a ton of Golarion-specific lore that is absent from the setting-neutral Core Rulebook.

Chapter 2, "The Inner Sea" (184 pages) is clearly the heart (and, by page-count, a full half) of the book. It starts by explaining that the Inner Sea consists of the continents of Avistan and (northern) Garund, explaining that the planet of Golarion contains several other continents that are outside the scope of the book. There's a detailed timeline of the setting's in-game history, which makes for interesting reading once some additional context is provided. The bulk of the chapter consists of four-page entries on each of the major countries/regions of the Inner Sea. Each entry starts with a sidebar giving basic information (like notable settlements, rulers, population, etc.) and is then sub-divided by topics: history, government, and a gazetteer of notable locations. There are 41 of these entries in alphabetical order, so it's pretty hard to cover them adequately in a review like this. I think the best thing to do is repeat my earlier point that there's a place for almost everything somewhere: revolutionary America has an analogue in Andoran, revolutionary France is Galt, Osiron is ancient Egypt, etc. But there are also some very original countries, like Razmiran (a theocracy ruled by a con-man), Rahadoum (a country that has turned against the gods and where worship is illegal), the Worldwound (a wasteland devastated by the presence of an open portal to demonic planes), the Mana Wastes (where magic doesn't work, and technology has stepped in), and so much more. If nothing else, each entry serves as a nice overview to give the area some basic flavour, and then a GM who really wants more detail can look for the matching softcover campaign setting line book for more depth. I was particularly intrigued by the eight page "Beyond the Inner Sea" section, which is more detailed than I would have thought (and definitely worth expanding someday, Paizo!).

Chapter 3, "Religion" (32 pages), contains a half-page introduction to each of the "Core 20" deities of the setting. Other gods get a paragraph or two, but there's also space devoted to archdevils, demon lords, elemental lords, dead gods, and philosophies. It's enough to get started, though serious players and GMs will likely want more detailed information. In terms of game-play mechanics, two new clerical domains (Scalykind and Void) are introduced here.

Chapter 4, "Life" is sadly just ten pages long. This is the chapter that covers the calendar, holidays and festivals, languages, weather and climate, and distinctive flora and fauna, among other subjects. There are some nice samples of things that make Golarion distinctive, but it would be good to someday have an "Inner Sea Almanac" that expanded on the little things that don't seem exciting but help add a major degree of verisimilitude to the setting.

Chapter 5, "Factions" (14 pages) provides a two-page introduction to five different organisations: the Aspis Consortium (an unprincipled group of colonialists & merchants), the Eagle Knights (anti-slavery freedom-fighters), the Hellknights (extremely strict "law and order" types), the Pathfinder Society (explorers and treasure-hunters), and the Red Mantis (assassins). Several lesser groups also get a one-paragraph overview. Overall, the chapter again serves nicely as a brief introduction, though more detailed information on each of the groups is available elsewhere.

Chapter 6, "Adventuring" (30 pages) is for the players. It starts with suggestions on where in the Inner Sea various classes might hail from. It then introduces four new prestige classes: the Harrower (a cool fortune-teller with an interesting suite of special abilities), the Hellknight (an armored juggernaut), the Low Templar (a sort of cowardly knight; it's hard to envision this one appealing widely), and the Red Mantis Assassin (maybe more for GMs than players, but with some eye-raising abilities). The chapter introduces several new feats; most of them are forgettable but a couple (like Rapid Reload and Fey Foundling) have become crucial to some builds and are, frankly, probably overpowered. The chapter provides updated rules for several pieces of equipment introduced in earlier adventure paths, including goblin weapons like dogslicers, Shoanti weapons like the Earth breaker, and more. It also briefly covers firearms, which are suitably rare and problematic (until someone plays a Gunslinger). Finally, there are some new spells (the most famous of which is infernal healing) and magic items (many of which are essential to parts of the campaign setting, like the final blades for Galt, the sun orchid elixir for Thuvia, and wardstones for the Worldwound). On the whole, I don't think buying the book purely for the "crunch" would be a good idea; the material in this chapter is only a supplement to what's essentially a "flavour/fluff" book.

Chapter 7, "Monsters" (14 pages) starts off with a nice overview of the role that various traditional groups of monsters (like dragons, trolls, ogres, etc.) play in Golarion. It then goes on to introduce seven new monsters, each with a 1-page Bestiary-style entry. Potential players will be interested to see that two of them, Gillmen and Strix, are given rules to make them playable races. Rise of the Runelords GMs may be interested to see full stats for the Sandpoint Devil.

As I write this review, Pathfinder Second Edition is on the horizon and Paizo has said they plan to update the official setting with the "results" of all previous adventure paths. For now, however, the Inner Sea World Guide is the best one-stop resource to get started on anything involving the Inner Sea. Lots of books have more on a single given topic, but no book has so much on so many different topics when it comes to the Inner Sea.


Incredible Product

5/5

So I had a few new players starting a session zero, but after making characters, they wanted to jump in to a game. I had nothing prepared because we were deciding what type of game we were going to play. After thirty minutes and this book, I had a strong beginning to a campaign. Every location, government and current events in this book is PERFECT for a campaign. So many starting points and storyline openings. Rich with interesting information and plot hooks. Easy five star and beautiful map. Thanks paizo


An Engaging Setting

5/5

This was the first Pathfinder Campaign Setting product I bought. That would have been early in 2013. I was curious about the references to Golarion in the Core Rule Book and wanted to know more. I got what I wanted in spades! This is an excellent resource for the Golarion setting.

I recently bought the PDF because I forgot where I had put my hard copy. It's excellent because I can just open the file on my computer, find what I'm looking for with a bookmark and I'm good to go.


The Inner Sea is Good for Me

5/5

This is a great resource book. The layout is great and even if you don't feel like using the various nations of The Inner Sea itself it the book gives you tons of ideas on how to build your own fantacy nations. The kinds of civilizations are diverse and all look like great places to have adventures in and make me want to read all of the Campaign Setting product line.

Add to that the feats, prestige classes, items, and the handful of monsters and you've got icing on what is already a great cake of a book.

All in all definitely worth the $9.99 asking price for the PDF!


Best RPG Product Ever

5/5

I can honestly say this is the best RPG product I've ever bought. There's so much reading in it, and I keep dipping back into it over and over again.

This book made me fall in love with Golarion, and each entry has made me dive off looking for more in the campaign setting and tales line.

If you haven't already hit the link to buy, then stop reading and do it now, you deserve it!


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Can anyone confirm whether or not any maps in this have national borders? I'm adding nation borders to the recently released Inner Sea Map Folio and figured I'd wait until I get my pdf copy of this to make sure i get them right. :)


Thraug wrote:
Can anyone confirm whether or not any maps in this have national borders? I'm adding nation borders to the recently released Inner Sea Map Folio and figured I'd wait until I get my pdf copy of this to make sure i get them right. :)

The map in the back of the book has boundaries, and the country maps for each entry shows the various national boundaries as well.


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Thanks for the reply James, Todd. I like the new Aspis Consortium more in fact. With heavily supernatural groups like the Red Mantis and the Cult of the Whispering Way already present in Golarion, the more down-to-earth and pragmatic AC is a welcome addition.

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I got my hardcover today and I am very pleased. Just glanced through it but it is a great book and even though the first one was good this one is way better.

Thanks again for all your hard work and making my game awesome.


Dark_Mistress wrote:
Holy Bleep! Is the PDF suppose to be a 146mb big?

That's what she said!

*rimshot*

Paizo Employee Chief Creative Officer, Publisher

I suspect we removed references to the "Aspis Prophet" to avoid confusion with the Prophecies of Kalistrade, which is already in similar conceptual territory as a mercantile organization.

Silver Crusade

Just got it! Going to be tearing through it tonight.

Just at a glance though:

Dehrukani and Holomog are my new favorite countries I know precious little about. :D

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Vic Wertz wrote:

That's not public either. I do have Preview on Mac OS 10.6, though, so I can see what you're talking about.

So nobody has found any issues outside of that background?

The only other place that I've seen this issue is with faction missions for Pathfinder Society Scenarios. I can live with the faction mission problems (although it'd be awesome if it were fixed!) but the background problem on this pdf makes it very very hard to read.

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Does this book contain a Golarion-specific Reincarnation table? One of my players was at -11 HP at the end of our last session, so there's a good chance I'll need one next week!


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Doggan wrote:
My book came in the mail this morning (I love how fast you guys ship these books) and I have the say it's a beautiful book. Huge improvement over the first. The layout, the bits of updated artwork. It's all great. Can't wait for my next book now.

I haven't even gotten my about to ship e-mail. I picked the wrong shipment to add extra books to, putting my stuff in the slightly slower manual queue. Hopefully it ships out in the next day or so. ;)

Silver Crusade

I ordered mine from my local store, when can I expect mine.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Tamago wrote:
Does this book contain a Golarion-specific Reincarnation table? One of my players was at -11 HP at the end of our last session, so there's a good chance I'll need one next week!

The reincarnation table in the Core Rulebook IS the Golarion-specific reincarnation table.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

brent norton wrote:

I ordered mine from my local store, when can I expect mine.

That's a question only your local store can answer. We're shipping product out to distribution, so they SHOULD have it quite soon. But as for exact dates any one store will have it... that's not something we could tell you.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Alizor wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:

That's not public either. I do have Preview on Mac OS 10.6, though, so I can see what you're talking about.

So nobody has found any issues outside of that background?

The only other place that I've seen this issue is with faction missions for Pathfinder Society Scenarios. I can live with the faction mission problems (although it'd be awesome if it were fixed!) but the background problem on this pdf makes it very very hard to read.

Can you drop me a note on the specifics there—which missions, in which scenarios?


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Vic Wertz wrote:
Can you drop me a note on the specifics there—which missions, in which scenarios?

A similar thing has also been happening for a while with the Pathfinder's Journal pages, in the Adventure Paths (and only these pages that have a parchment-like background image). Quickly going through the last APs:

  • Carrion Crown #1: okay
  • Serpent Skull #1 - pages 70-75
  • Serpent Skull #2 - pages 72-77
  • Serpent Skull #3 - pages 72-77
  • Serpent Skull #4 - pages 72-77
  • Serpent Skull #5 - pages 74-79
  • Serpent Skull #6 - pages 72-77
  • Kingmaker #1 - pages 68, 70, 72 (oddly enough, only the even pages of the journal are affected
  • Kingmaker #2 - pages 72, 74, 76
  • Kingmaker #3 - pages 72, 74, 76
  • Kingmaker #4 - pages 70, 72, 74
  • Kingmaker #5 - pages 72, 74, 76
  • Kingmaker #6 - pages 72, 74, 76

The previous Adventure Paths seem okay (I've checked Council of Thieves and Legacy of Fire).

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Olwen wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
Can you drop me a note on the specifics there—which missions, in which scenarios?

A similar thing has also been happening for a while with the Pathfinder's Journal pages, in the Adventure Paths (and only these pages that have a parchment-like background image). Quickly going through the last APs:

  • Carrion Crown #1: okay
  • Serpent Skull #1 - pages 70-75
  • Serpent Skull #2 - pages 72-77
  • Serpent Skull #3 - pages 72-77
  • Serpent Skull #4 - pages 72-77
  • Serpent Skull #5 - pages 74-79
  • Serpent Skull #6 - pages 72-77
  • Kingmaker #1 - pages 68, 70, 72 (oddly enough, only the even pages of the journal are affected
  • Kingmaker #2 - pages 72, 74, 76
  • Kingmaker #3 - pages 72, 74, 76
  • Kingmaker #4 - pages 70, 72, 74
  • Kingmaker #5 - pages 72, 74, 76
  • Kingmaker #6 - pages 72, 74, 76

The previous Adventure Paths seem okay (I've checked Council of Thieves and Legacy of Fire).

Wow you are correct. I stand corrected.

I either didn't notice because it was still easy to read or didn't get to all the books.

The dark brown does make it hard to read in the inner sea guide.

Sean


Does anyone know if the "Trail of Burst Souls", just NE of Sargava, is a rover or an actual trail? I don't have the AP that might define this. I see it on my new Inner Sea Map Folio.

Paizo Employee Creative Director, Starfinder

Thraug wrote:
Does anyone know if the "Trail of Burst Souls", just NE of Sargava, is a rover or an actual trail? I don't have the AP that might define this. I see it on my new Inner Sea Map Folio.

The Trail of Burst Souls is a river. A river with a strange name, but a river nonetheless. So far, nothing has been written about it except for tags on a map.

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"Vic wrote:


Can you drop me a note on the specifics there—which missions, in which scenarios?

I just checked a few scenarios, but I believe that this affects all season 1 and 2 scenarios and a few of the season 0 scenarios with the more artistic faction missions. I also belies this only affects the Taldor and Qadira missions. Specifically I looked at #29 and #30. The Osirion mission also sometimes has a black border problem, but it can disappear if you scroll to a new page and back.

Paizo Employee Creative Director, Starfinder

Rob McCreary wrote:
Thraug wrote:
Does anyone know if the "Trail of Burst Souls", just NE of Sargava, is a rover or an actual trail? I don't have the AP that might define this. I see it on my new Inner Sea Map Folio.
The Trail of Burst Souls is a river. A river with a strange name, but a river nonetheless. So far, nothing has been written about it except for tags on a map.

Whoops! I posted too soon, before I had researched everything. The River of Burst Souls is both a trail and a river, of sorts. The actual trail named the "Trail of Burst Souls" winds through the Bandu Hills, along a nameless branch of the River of Lost Tears. Because the trail is so close to this river, the river is also called the "Trail of Burst Souls."

More about the trail can be found on page 27 of Heart of the Jungle.


Excellent, thanks for the info. I have another geo question though. :)
Are the "Eismonts" in western Cheliax (SW of Barrowood) a mountain range?


I have a page view problem with the PDF.

Under View ---> Page Display ---> it says "two up" instead of single page.
I can change it manually each time I open the PDF but I cant save the setting (due to security I assume). This isnt a problem if im at home on my PC, but it is a problem on my iphone which happens to be where most of my reading is done now.

All of my other Paizo PDFs are single page view which works fine on my iphone (and nook color). Is there anything that can be done?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Sunderstone wrote:

I have a page view problem with the PDF.

Under View ---> Page Display ---> it says "two up" instead of single page.
I can change it manually each time I open the PDF but I cant save the setting (due to security I assume). This isnt a problem if im at home on my PC, but it is a problem on my iphone which happens to be where most of my reading is done now.

All of my other Paizo PDFs are single page view which works fine on my iphone (and nook color). Is there anything that can be done?

If we can solve the Mac Preview problem, I'll see about getting that fixed at the same time.


This thing is FULL of awesome! I haven't even pulled out the map yet!


I love this book, but the PDF is killing me, at 146mb and SUPER slow even on my high powered gaming PC, browsing through it is painful. I'd also like to note that I was having problems with viewing it in Nitro PDF, it gets stuck when you try and scroll down, I haven't been able to figure out a solution. I would just crack open the PDF and start optimizing it, but I'm not that skilled with PDFs.

At least I'm getting a hard copy soon...


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William Rodriguez wrote:
I love this book, but the PDF is killing me, at 146mb and SUPER slow even on my high powered gaming PC, browsing through it is painful. I'd also like to note that I was having problems with viewing it in Nitro PDF, it gets stuck when you try and scroll down, I haven't been able to figure out a solution. I would just crack open the PDF and start optimizing it, but I'm not that skilled with PDFs.

Maybe it helps you to use the "one file per chapter" version?


Zaister wrote:
William Rodriguez wrote:
I love this book, but the PDF is killing me, at 146mb and SUPER slow even on my high powered gaming PC, browsing through it is painful. I'd also like to note that I was having problems with viewing it in Nitro PDF, it gets stuck when you try and scroll down, I haven't been able to figure out a solution. I would just crack open the PDF and start optimizing it, but I'm not that skilled with PDFs.
Maybe it helps you to use the "one file per chapter" version?

I just heeded your advice and the glitch seems to have disappeared... but I'm STILL having problems with it going SUPER slow. :(


James Jacobs wrote:
brent norton wrote:

I ordered mine from my local store, when can I expect mine.

That's a question only your local store can answer. We're shipping product out to distribution, so they SHOULD have it quite soon. But as for exact dates any one store will have it... that's not something we could tell you.

Does this include Amazon.com Mr. Jacobs?

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Amazon is notorious for missing intended release dates with RPG products, and that's something Paizo has no control over. Want the book early? Order it from "the source"! :)


Gorbacz wrote:
Amazon is notorious for missing intended release dates with RPG products, and that's something Paizo has no control over. Want the book early? Order it from "the source"! :)

Thats what I did! Got the physical product Saturday and the PDF when it shipped.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Dolgo wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
brent norton wrote:

I ordered mine from my local store, when can I expect mine.

That's a question only your local store can answer. We're shipping product out to distribution, so they SHOULD have it quite soon. But as for exact dates any one store will have it... that's not something we could tell you.
Does this include Amazon.com Mr. Jacobs?

As mentioned above, Amazon's kinda spotty and unreliable when it comes to advance ordering product. I myself have had my fair share of problems advance ordering product from amazon unless said product is, say, the new Stephen King novel or something equally high profile. I long ago gave up trying to predict when Amazon might decide to release products. If you want a new release, be it a book, a game, a video game, a movie... whatever... I would NOT recommend going to Amazon. If, on the other hand, you want to save money and don't really care when your order will show up... Amazon's a great option.

Paizo Employee Creative Director, Starfinder

Thraug wrote:

Excellent, thanks for the info. I have another geo question though. :)

Are the "Eismonts" in western Cheliax (SW of Barrowood) a mountain range?

The Eismonts are part of the Menador Mountains - not a separate range, but basically the north-south line of those mountains.

Liberty's Edge

William Rodriguez wrote:
I love this book, but the PDF is killing me, at 146mb and SUPER slow even on my high powered gaming PC, browsing through it is painful.

This is mostly Adobe Reader's fault, because it really should be pre-rendering the other pages as your reading the document. If you go to one page and let it load, go to another page, and then go back to the previous page you'll know what I'm talking about.

An interesting experiment would be to export the guide to XPS by using the "Microsoft XPS Document Writer."

Liberty's Edge

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Subscriber

I just received the hardcover, and the book is beautiful. The old campaign book was good, but this is a lot better!

Super job by all!

Liberty's Edge

Dammit! All this waiting is killing me!

I can't wait to tear through this when I get it. The Pathfinder Campaign setting is one of the best, if not the best, setting for a RPG I've ever seen. From early reports this seems like it just adds to it's already excellent content provided by Paizo.

Did I mention this waiting is killing me!!!!

Liberty's Edge

Mikaze wrote:

Just got it! Going to be tearing through it tonight.

Just at a glance though:

Dehrukani and Holomog are my new favorite countries I know precious little about. :D

Oooooooooo, I know even less than you and they sound cool.

Dehrukani sounds like a mongal or hun themes nation.


The US Postal Lady delivered mine today. Been reading through it. Like the layout and the information it contains. Like the idea of 4 pages per nation/region.

Will there be any more information on Casmaron, Iobaria in particular?

Paizo Employee Creative Director

We did an entire multi-page article about Iobaria in Pathfinder #33. Beyond that, we don't have any plans to explore Casmaron in more detail soon... but I'm sure that we will some day!


@ James, the reason I ask is that my PC in kingmaker at present is from Iobaria and wanted to one day maybe have a campaign there. Just asking though. I know you have things planned out for a few years in advance so I thought I would ask. Thanks for responding so fast.

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Well I imagine if this book and the Tian Xia guide sell well it would kinda be a no brainer to do one on Casmaron(which I can't wait for)!

@silverhair2008 I love Iobaria too, some thin out a great norther wilderness that get's me.

Dark Archive

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Mike Silva wrote:

Well I imagine if this book and the Tian Xia guide sell well it would kinda be a no brainer to do one on Casmaron(which I can't wait for)!

@silverhair2008 I love Iobaria too, some thin out a great norther wilderness that get's me.

What Tian Xia guide? We aren't getting one, just a bunch of smaller books in the Companion and Chronicles lines.

:(

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Not sure if anybody else has spotted this, but in Treerazer's stat block, he's listed as Huge (and has the Huge -2 size penalty to AC), but has 20' space/reach. Is he Huge, with 15' space/reach, or Gargantuan, with 20' space/reach? Or is his space/reach just an exception?

Liberty's Edge

James Jacobs wrote:
We did an entire multi-page article about Iobaria in Pathfinder #33. Beyond that, we don't have any plans to explore Casmaron in more detail soon... but I'm sure that we will some day!

Is there any way we can get a reference guide to download which shows which products discuss in detail the various subjects in the "Inner Sea World Guide?" This would be helpful to know where to look or what to buy if I need more information on a particular subject. A handy webpage or a PDF download would be very useful.

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I just want to post that I really appreciated this book. I hope publishing Pathfinder Campaign Settings hard covers can become an annual thing even if it means reprinting and expanding on some of the older materials.


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Brutal Ben wrote:


Is there any way we can get a reference guide to download which shows which products discuss in detail the various subjects in the "Inner Sea World Guide?" This would be helpful to know where to look or what to buy if I need more information on a particular subject. A handy webpage or a PDF download would be very useful.

While not quite as convenient as a downloadable guide, you can look up a topic on Pathfinder Wiki and check the references at the bottom of the article.


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Kvantum wrote:
Mike Silva wrote:

Well I imagine if this book and the Tian Xia guide sell well it would kinda be a no brainer to do one on Casmaron(which I can't wait for)!

@silverhair2008 I love Iobaria too, some thin out a great norther wilderness that get's me.

What Tian Xia guide? We aren't getting one, just a bunch of smaller books in the Companion and Chronicles lines.

:(

What are you referring to? From my impression, I thought we were getting a hardcover guide for Tia Xia. Although maybe I am mistaken.

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Mike Silva wrote:

Well I imagine if this book and the Tian Xia guide sell well it would kinda be a no brainer to do one on Casmaron(which I can't wait for)!

@silverhair2008 I love Iobaria too, some thin out a great norther wilderness that get's me.

Actually, it wouldn't necessarily be a no-brainer. There's already a strong tradition in fantasy RPG gaming to expand campaigns into Asian myths. If our Tian Xia content does well... it'll also be because we're including Tian Xia stuff in LOTS of books, ranging from the Jade Regent Adventure Path to our novel line to various still-unannounced support books in other book lines, and even to the RPG line (which has content like geishas and samurais and ninjas and kung fu—not world specific, but still rules we'll need for Tian Xia nonetheless).

If we were to do the same thing for Casmaron... we'd do the same thing. Hit the continent with ALL of our book lines. That's not something that we can swiftly and easily plan for. Jade Regent's been in the works since Pathfinder #1, after all, and in the end that means it took us essentially 4 years to get to the stage where we're actually producing support material for Tian Xia.

That said, there's certainly a fair amount of interest for Casmaron. I suspect we'll tackle that continent at some point... just not this year.

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Charlie Bell wrote:
Not sure if anybody else has spotted this, but in Treerazer's stat block, he's listed as Huge (and has the Huge -2 size penalty to AC), but has 20' space/reach. Is he Huge, with 15' space/reach, or Gargantuan, with 20' space/reach? Or is his space/reach just an exception?

That's an error; he should have a space/reach of 15 ft./15 ft. I'll log it in the book for when we do a reprint.

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Brutal Ben wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
We did an entire multi-page article about Iobaria in Pathfinder #33. Beyond that, we don't have any plans to explore Casmaron in more detail soon... but I'm sure that we will some day!
Is there any way we can get a reference guide to download which shows which products discuss in detail the various subjects in the "Inner Sea World Guide?" This would be helpful to know where to look or what to buy if I need more information on a particular subject. A handy webpage or a PDF download would be very useful.

There's no such guide, alas. Such a guide would be a cool idea, if only from a marketing standpoint. But as mentioned above, the Pathfinder Wiki is a great place to go to for more details.

And certainly if there's a topic you're curious to know more bout and are wondering if there's another source in print that contains more info, you can always ask on these boards. Someone will be along quickly to answer in most cases.

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Hobbun wrote:
Kvantum wrote:
Mike Silva wrote:

Well I imagine if this book and the Tian Xia guide sell well it would kinda be a no brainer to do one on Casmaron(which I can't wait for)!

@silverhair2008 I love Iobaria too, some thin out a great norther wilderness that get's me.

What Tian Xia guide? We aren't getting one, just a bunch of smaller books in the Companion and Chronicles lines.

:(

What are you referring to? From my impression, I thought we were getting a hardcover guide for Tia Xia. Although maybe I am mistaken.

We never announced a hardcover Tian Xia book. A lot of people assumed we'd be doing one when we announced the Inner Sea World Guide, but we never announced one.

We WILL be doing some support for Tian Xia, but it won't be in the form of a dedicated hardcover. It's a new campaign setting, essentially, so we'll be tackling it in a similar manner to how we tackled the Inner Sea region. Which started not with a hardcover, but a 64 page Gazetteer.

We'll actually be doing MORE than a single 64 page gazetteer, though... but we haven't yet announced what that "MORE" will be (apart from the hopefully obvious large number of support articles in Pathfinder's Jade Regent Adventure Path).

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