Pathfinder Adventure Path: Rise of the Runelords Deluxe Collector's Edition (PFRPG) Hardcover

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Celebrate 10 years of Paizo Publishing and 5 years of the Pathfinder Adventure Path with the Rise of the Runelords Deluxe Collector's Edition, a stunning presentation of the very first Adventure Path campaign unlike anything you've seen before! This amazing paizo.com-exclusive edition has been produced in extremely limited quantities, and is sure to be remembered for years as one of the most beautiful Pathfinder products ever created.

The Rise of the Runelords Deluxe Collector's Edition comes packed in a gorgeous oversized “magical tome” case modeled after the spellbook of Karzoug, Runelord of Greed, the ultimate villain of the Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path. With real metal casings, leather-like covers, and a working mechanical latch, this presentation case easily doubles as a campaign prop. Inside you'll find a gorgeous hardbound collection of the entire Runelords campaign packed with removable maps and player handouts, as well as a collection of 15 beautiful archival prints of the campaign's key iconic characters and original cover paintings!

Don't miss your chance to own this important part of Pathfinder history!

The Presentation Case

  • Inspired by Runelord Karzoug's “real” magical tome, this beautiful presentation case measures 13 inches tall by 10.75 inches wide by 3 inches thick, and snugly fits all components of the Rise of the Runelords Deluxe Collector's Edition.
  • Features leather-like covers, metal casings, an imitation “grimoire” spine, a 1-inch-thick blood red cloth bookmark, and embossed with a silver-foil Sihedron Rune of the ancient Runelords.
  • Keep your components safe from prying eyes with a working metal latch.
  • Presentation case, deluxe book, and art prints all come packaged in a durable box for hassle-free storage.

The Book

  • This beautifully bound limited-edition of the Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path features 432 pages of glorious color printed on ultra-high-quality paper, making it attractive and durable.
  • Bound in high-quality imitation leather, the book features an ornate spine as well as a silver foil-stamped image of the Runelords' insidious Sihedron Rune.
  • Includes a blood-red bookmark perfect for tracking the campaign's progress!
  • Twenty-two full-color player handouts and key maps are printed on high-quality paper and tucked into slitted pages, allow players to hold important clues while leaving the GM with copies of his own.

The Prints

15 premium full-color prints of key Rise of the Runelords cover images and iconic characters on high-quality art stock paper, all packaged individually in vellum envelopes, and all suitable for framing. All prints feature classic Runelords art by superstar Pathfinder cover artist Wayne Reynolds! Prints include:

  • Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition Cover
  • Pathfinder Adventure Path #1 Cover Background
  • Pathfinder Adventure Path #1 Alternate Cover Background
  • Pathfinder Adventure Path #2 Cover Background
  • Pathfinder Adventure Path #3 Cover Background
  • Pathfinder Adventure Path #4 Cover Background
  • Pathfinder Adventure Path #5 Cover Background
  • Pathfinder Adventure Path #6 Cover Background
  • Valeros Iconic Character Image
  • Seoni Iconic Character Image
  • Merisiel Iconic Character Image
  • Kyra Iconic Character Image
  • Harsk Iconic Character Image
  • Ezren Iconic Character Image
  • Karzoug Character Image

The Rise of the Runelords Deluxe Collector's Edition is not part of any subscription, but Pathfinder Adventure Path subscribers who preorder this book will receive a free PDF edition of this book when the print edition ships. (Note that you will need to have an active AP subscription at the time the Deluxe Collector's Edition ships in order to receive the PDF for free.)

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Originally posted to the Paizo blog for Pathfinder Adventure Path #5.

Rise of the Runelords Deluxe Collector's Edition is sanctioned for use in Pathfinder Society Organized Play. The rules and Chronicle sheets for running this Adventure Path are available as a free download (438 KB zip/PDF).

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Fantastic Quality

5/5

This book is well worth the price. The quality is amazing, the prints are beautiful (actually going to frame them and hang them) and the individual handouts are extremely helpful.

There is literally only 1 tiny thing that I was thrown off-guard about with this book and that is with the locking hinge with the grimoire case. There is a single piton about a centimeter long that is holding the hinge in place and if you hold the case upside down it falls into the metal casing in a way that it allows for the hinge to be removed, and if the hinge is removed and you turn the case right-side up the piton will fall out. Easy remedy, keep the book right-side up or flat on its back to let gravity do its work to keep the hinge in place.

So that is the only concern I had and wanted to put that out there for anyone who wants to purchase this fine piece of awesomeness so they are not caught off-guard as well.


Amazing Book!


I love this thing. I've had it for a while now and the only complaint I have is the star on the cover. The seven pointed star emblem on the cover of the case (not on the book inside) arrived partially scratched off and over time (maybe a few months) it has gathered a couple more scratches so I'm kind of bummed by it's lack of perfection. Everything else is wonderful!


The most awesome ..

5/5

Just got the deluxe edition as a pre-birthday gift from my players, and I have to say: It's the most awesome and unique roleplaying item I've ever had. Needless to say, I'll be using it for many forthcoming sessions, know all I need is a new haircut and color, some diamonds in my forehead and on my hands and loose a few pounds ... ;-)

If paizo ever considers doing other adventure paths in a deluxe edition/reprint (please consider it? plz) - I would suggest to stock some more AP related stuff into the box, like the Sandpoints Pawns, GameFlip mat, a printed version of the Players Guide (to the AP) etc.


Unbelievable

5/5

When he drops it on the table video, it didnt seem that heavy to me. when i went to lift it out of the box, i almost dropped it before i got a second hand in there!

This is a serious amount of metal, and that leather is SO SMOOTH to the touch. this is not a book make to look like a leather and metal bound tome, this IS a leather and metal bound tome!

the artwork in envelopes are also vastly better quality than what the video presents. the stock they are on cant be called paper, not sure what the industry term is for it. it is extremely thick and durable and the colors just shine off it.

Words cant describe... should have sent a poet...


beautiful!

5/5

There's not much I can add in a review that hasn't already been said by the others, except that it looks far better in person than it does in the pictures and videos.

My only possible complaint might be that the simulated edges of "pages" on the presentation box seem a bit too white, and might have used a very light stain to a colour more like aged parchment, but that's only a very, very minor nit-pick, and the case still looks great without it.

The hardware seems to be steel, and it's fastened to the cover with screws, making the construction quite sturdy. The clasp is a perfect fit - neither too loose, nor too snug.

The apparently fake leather of the box and book looks and feels quite real, and it's very soft and comfortable to the touch. This may be the nicest cover material of any book in my small collection. The spine of the box and book are textured as if the contents were bound with a heavy cord under the leather (though I don't think that's actually the case, rather just a simulation.)

The inside of the box cover seems to be a very heavy, high-quality paper, and the box itself is lined with a nice, black cloth, with a dark red ribbon which makes lifting the contents out of the box easier. The inside dimensions of the box are just right for holding your typical RPG book, or the Pathfinder DM screen and one or more Flip Maps, for example. (As others noted, if it's not holding the special edition RotRl book, it would make a fine box to store a DM's screen, dice, paper, and other such materials in.)

The book is printed in vivid colour in high-quality detail on heavy paper. This is the first time I've seen a Pathfinder adventure path of any sort, but I would have to imagine this is much higher quality printing than the original. The artwork is quite beautiful, meeting or exceeding Paizo's usual standards, the text is crisp and easy to read, and everything seems quite well-organized and easy to follow. The adventure is quite detailed (there is, perhaps, almost too much detail: the information provided is quite dense). The binding seems quite secure and well-done - this book seems to be designed for the long-haul (I can't really say the same for any of my other game books.)

The detachable hand-outs are quite a nice touch, though perhaps not really practical for real-life gaming, as I would imagine it could be quite easy to abuse the book by removing and replacing the handouts until things get dog-eared and distressed. Indeed, I would have to say that the book is best used for display as a collector-item only, rather than used on a real-world game table.

The high-quality art prints are another nice touch and could also be used as hand-outs or visual aids, though these seem more like bonus material than an integral part of the adventure path. Each print is protected in its own high-quality translucent paper (not plastic) envelope for protection, and yes the prints do seem to be nice enough to frame if you are so inclined.

I've shelved the book on my bookshelf next to the special edition of The Other Guys' fake-leather-bound special-edition 3.5E core rulebooks; the fit right in with each other, though I'd say that Paizo's product is much nicer than the Other Guys' special edition books.

The whole package seems to me to be worth the price, and I'm sure it will hold its value quite well for the future. Paizo have gone above and beyond on this product, and they've earned 5/5 stars for it.


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I know it's technically impossible, but it's really painful to know someone is already reding it and I can't because I am preordering the deluxe edition. Would be nice to be able to buy the PDF now (40 USD) and have those 40 USD discounted when the collector edition is out. Looks like win-win to me even though it's certainly difficult from an administrative point of view.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Rulebook Subscriber

anyone at paizo con snap a few more pictures of this thing they can share?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

I believe we intend to do a YouTube video sometime soonish.

Silver Crusade

Any chance someone could give us an idea of how many are left for pre-order? I'm going to be buying it, but it's a matter of how soon...

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010

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Thanks for showing this off at Paizocon Vic, but to be honest I'd already pre-ordered it. :-)

One question/comment, I hope that you pack it really well for posting, my postie seems to love dinging the corners of all my Paizo products he delivers.


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber
Matt Goodall wrote:


One question/comment, I hope that you pack it really well for posting

Agreed.

I'd be curious on how you plan to pack this for shipping. Will it be like your normal hardcover books (which is good packing for their size), or will even more packing be put in due to the weight, size and expense of the book?

Sczarni

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure, Companion, Lost Omens Subscriber

Due to the weight that is already present, I'm guessing that adding a bit of weight isn't bad price wise


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

Honesty, I don't have an issue paying extra for shipping, I just want to make sure it gets to me undamaged.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

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We've sold almost exactly half of the available copies. (We're currently holding about 10% of the run in reserve, just in case our printer underruns, or a few cases get damaged in transit, or other such things.)

We'll be spending a lot of extra effort making sure these arrive in the best condition possible.

Liberty's Edge

Any eta on the you tube video? I want to look at that before I decide to buy.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

That's on Erik's timeline, and he's pretty busy. (Also, we're waiting for a revised printer proof, which is supposed to be arriving imminently.) But it will be up long before we either sell out or start shipping!


Looking forward to getting mine...wife tells me "you're worth it", but I honestly don't know where she got that idea... ;-)


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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Just received my Anniversary edition in the mail and I just wanted to say thank you for all that you do. I have the original ROTRL Pathfinders but couldn't resist the hardcover and it is obvious that it was a labor of love. Kudos to you, as well as a dove-clap. It is just beautiful.

I hope that sales of this anniversary edition go very well for you as that may entice you to do something like it again down the road.

Any chance of an Age of Worms hardcover with a Golarion setting? Not sure if there would be copyright problems there.


Professor wrote:
Any chance of an Age of Worms hardcover with a Golarion setting? Not sure if there would be copyright problems there.

Sadly, this has come up before, and Paizo does not have the rights. :(


I am hoping the book is wrapped in bubble wrap, packed with solid styrofoam corners, injected with peanuts, and then the entire thing is duct taped into a tight, bullet proof package.

My two cents.

Paizo Employee Chief Creative Officer, Publisher

I'll try to put up a video some time next week, assuming the final version arrives as anticipated.

The most important thing everyone needs to understand is that the case that holds the book (the thing pictured in the product image at the top of this page) is HUUUUUUUGE!

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 4

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Vic the tempter also persuaded me to cancel my regular order and get this one instead.

I sheepishly admitted it to my wife. Her only response was, "Then I'm framing the prints and hanging them in our office."

I did the "Thursty Thumbs Up" in reply.


Preordered. Showed the picture of the cover to my pathfinders. Now they're maintaining a countdown to November. :)

Seriously, good job guys!


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Jim Groves wrote:
Vic the tempter also persuaded me to cancel my regular order and get this one instead.

It seems like a number of folks are in this boat. :)

Personally, if I were going to drop $200 on a collector's edition, I'd probably by the normal one, too. I don't think I would actually use a $200 book at the table. Then again, I'm very hard on books...

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
bugleyman wrote:


Personally, if I were going to drop $200 on a collector's edition, I'd probably by the normal one, too. I don't think I would actually use a $200 book at the table. Then again, I'm very hard on books...

That's what I did. There's no way I'm going to ruin the pages by using them regularly at the table. It's going right next to my autographed copy of Ptolus.


Estimated price once here in Iceland $375.
I think I'll have to pass.

Looks awesome though =D

Owner - House of Books and Games LLC

Jim Groves wrote:

Vic the tempter also persuaded me to cancel my regular order and get this one instead.

I sheepishly admitted it to my wife. Her only response was, "Then I'm framing the prints and hanging them in our office."

I did the "Thursty Thumbs Up" in reply.

Yeah, we're going to do something similar :) Plus I still have to frame that darn Cindermaw painting from AP #10 (grrr)

I have not, however, admitted that I didn't cancel my regular order!

*sheepish grin*

Liberty's Edge

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Vic or Erik,

Could we get the team at Paizo to sign our copy if requested? My schedule doesn't allow me attend conventions, and would like a signed copy.

James

Liberty's Edge

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Any ETA on the video?

Dark Archive

Yeah I knowit would kinda be a pain but for those of us that can't get to the con's an autograph or two would be a touch of awesome, any chance?

Grand Lodge

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Wow I splashed for this, just amazing. Now how long is it until I can replace my (scrawled in with errata) Core Book with a 10th Anniversary Leather one?

Liberty's Edge

mach1.9pants wrote:
Wow I splashed for this, just amazing. Now how long is it until I can replace my (scrawled in with errata) Core Book with a 10th Anniversary Leather one?

Seeing how the core book came out in 2009, I would say the 10th Anniversary core book will be out in 2019.


Gunny wrote:
Anguish wrote:
Gritnarr Halldorr wrote:
Did George Lucas just get hired at Paizo? Come on Paizo, you're better than this nonsense.
With the assumption you're not trying to be a jerk, I'd like to discuss this. If at the moment of product release Paizo had said "we're doing two different bindings... one is utilitarian and the other is a physically attractive version", would this still be Lucasian? I mean, then it's just "do you want to large-size your fries?" Or, "do you want the optional sunroof, and HEMI?"
Uhh...My Charger has a Sunroof and Hemi......

It's was a joke.


I also do not attend any cons. None are in my area. Could I have my book signed?

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
CapeCodRPGer wrote:
mach1.9pants wrote:
Wow I splashed for this, just amazing. Now how long is it until I can replace my (scrawled in with errata) Core Book with a 10th Anniversary Leather one?
Seeing how the core book came out in 2009, I would say the 10th Anniversary core book will be out in 2019.

Haha was a joke, and that is too long for a Deluxe Core Book, how about a 5 year, or even 4 year version ;-)

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

We are not currently offering a signed edition of this book.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

I just peeked at preorders, and we've sold about half of the available copies already.

The Exchange Kobold Press

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Congrats on making the most awesome book ever. Seriously.

This edition is sort of a pinnacle in RPG publishing, and Paizo has just raised the bar on what is possible.


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Wolfgang Baur wrote:

Congrats on making the most awesome book ever. Seriously.

This edition is sort of a pinnacle in RPG publishing, and Paizo has just raised the bar on what is possible.

Can't wait for my copy. Of course, I'm looking forward to watching Paizo clear that bar next year (in that never-satisfied, unreasonable way of customers everywhere). :)

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

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Boy, if we actually *advertised* this product, I'd want to make that a pull quote. Thanks!

Liberty's Edge

I hate to keep asking, any ETA on the video? I am waiting on seeing that to see if I will order this.

Dark Archive

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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Pawns Subscriber

I would imagine the video to come a few weeks after GenCon at best. Perhaps even late September/ early October to be more optimistic.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

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the Haunted Jester wrote:
I would imagine the video to come a few weeks after GenCon at best. Perhaps even late September/ early October to be more optimistic.

You are a wise fellow.


I want really buy it, but 140 USD for shipping & handling is to much :( :( :(


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Maps, Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

Wow, where are you? Mine's showing $108, to Australia. I generally assume it's more expensive to get stuff here than anywhere else (being miles away from anywhere).. :/

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

Personally, I think that Adventure Path subscribers who pre-ordered this should recieve the Anniversary Edition PDF, for perusing while waiting for this to hit the mailboxes.

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Card Game, Companion, Lost Omens, Maps, Pawns, Rulebook Subscriber

Note that you will need to have an active AP subscription at the time the Deluxe Collector's Edition ships in order to receive the PDF for free.

Paizo could, I suppose, charge you for the PDF now, and deduct the cost for the PDF from your eventual product price (assuming you don't cancel the order, and still have an Adventure Path subscription). But that's quite a lot of work for a one-off situation.

That's assuming the PDF of the deluxe edition is substantially the same as the PDF for the anniversary edition, with just a few additional items. If there are more than a few differences, they are different products.


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I finally caved and bought a regular copy from Amazon because I didn't want to wait any longer.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

^Me too!

I can't comment on the post in the Paizo Blog (that page is weird, no comments section) about the new display cases. But it does have this in the bottom, but it is one of the WORST blurry cam images I have seen. Please Paizo guys, throw us non-GenCon-ers a bone and give us a decent set of pics of this :)


Steve Geddes wrote:
Wow, where are you? Mine's showing $108, to Australia. I generally assume it's more expensive to get stuff here than anywhere else (being miles away from anywhere).. :/

Germany. And that's not all. I must pay toll and taxes. The result is a 400 USD adventure for the book. To much :(


I really, really, want one...

(goes off to find the money for it)

Web Product Manager

It looks like the Gamerati has a really nice picture of this product on their facebook page.

I'm sure we'll have more things to show in the weeks/month after Gen Con, as Vic mentioned above. :)

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

You da Man Chris! Or, you know, the Lady to be more accurate but with less common phraseology...

Anyway you get my point Cheers :D

looks soooooooooooo good!

Dark Archive

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I was worried about how I would pay for this one so I sold some old promo minis. 2 minis on ebay = 120$ = no more worries! Now I just need November to roll around.

Liberty's Edge

Ebay can be a friend or a curse....since I see so much on their that I WANT....never ending cycle....

To the powers of Paizo...if a person brought it down to the next Gencon or Paizo con think a person could get it signed.....not sure I want to run the risk of tranport unless I was sure I could persaude people for a signature.

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