Pathfinder Adventure Path: Curse of the Crimson Throne (PFRPG)

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Pathfinder Adventure Path: Curse of the Crimson Throne (PFRPG)
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A Campaign Fit For a Queen

The kings and queens of Korvosa have long ruled under the shadow of the Curse of the Crimson Throne—an infamous superstition claiming that no monarch of the city of Korvosa shall ever die of old age or produce an heir. Whether or not there is any truth to the legend of the curse, Korvosa's current king is but the latest victim to succumb to this foul legacy. Now, the metropolis teeters on the edge of anarchy, and it falls to a band of new heroes to save Korvosa from the greatest threat it has ever known! This hardcover compilation updates the fan-favorite campaign for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, including new and revised content and nearly 500 pages packed with mayhem, excitement, and adventure!

This hardcover edition of Curse of the Crimson Throne contains:

  • All six chapters of the original Adventure Path, expanded and updated for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
  • An in-depth gazetteer of the city of Korvosa as it exists under the rule of its new queen.
  • An array of new rules options for characters, ranging from campaign traits to spells to magic items.
  • An expansive appendix with statistics, descriptions, backgrounds, and rules support for the 12 most important NPCs in the campaign.
  • A bestiary featuring nine monsters from the original Adventure Path making their debut under the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game rules.
  • Dozens of new illustrations, never-before-seen characters, location maps, extensive new encounter locations, and more!

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-890-8

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Frick it my review got deleted

*****

I wrote fricking long review about great time I had with running the whole campaign(and post campaign) and then it got deleted by the fricking "too much backtracking" page dagnabbit

I'm not gonna write the entire thing again, so here is in short: This campaign has great recurring NPC cast(most of later APs have problem with introducing cool NPCs and then rest of books never mentioning them again), great themes, great villains, Kazavon's awesome hair, allows multiple approaches to different situations(such as infiltrating with sneaking or talking through places instead of just fighting through them. Kinda reminds me of Deux Ex computer games in a way), awesome locations, awesome post campaign potential and is one of my favourite APs ever.


Good value, but some reservations

****( )

Short Version: A smart buy but held back by structural issues.

It's hard to get better adventure value for your dollar than this or the Rise of the Runelords collected edition. If I were reviewing on that alone, this would be 5 stars and then some. But there's more to an adventure than that.

The AP's hook is quite good, but almost immediately discarded in favor of saving the city. This can be helped a good session 0, but still feels artificial.

Even looking at the new plot, many elements feel shoehorned in. People point to volumes 4 and 5 for this, but there are sections in 2 that exist only to kill time as the plot advances and an entire dungeon in 3 that is cool but can seem forced if the players don't kick in the door right away. Any of these alone would be fine, but each makes the next more obvious.

That being said, there's a lot of cool stuff going on here, it just takes at least a star's worth of work to stitch it together.


3.5 vs. Pathfinder comparison!

*****

I´m gonna list the differences between the original AP#7s chapters and it´s adaption into the hardcover edition:

Inside front cover:
The "Korvosan Hierarchy" overview is not reprinted.
Part 1:
The illustration on page 6 is exchanged for a cartoony new one on page 12 of the HC.
Page 10 of AP#7 has a map where the 8 locations in Korvosa that are important for book 1 are marked and named. This map is reprinted on page 400 of the HC but that one shows ALL important locations of the campaign at once, marked with letters and numbers.
"Lamm´s Lambs" stats are upgraded to young human on page 18 of the HC.
"Yargin Balko" now has a full body illustration instead of an upper body one. "Hookshanks Gruller" gets a full body illustration. "Giggles" gets a fbi. "Gaedren Lamm" gets a fbi.
Part 2:
King Eodred Arabasti gets a head illu. "Imps and Dragons" gets an illustration. "Meet the mob" gets a "Amin Jalento" head illu and his battle stats.
Part 3:
The illustration of "Sabina Merrin" on page 25 is not reprinted (she gets a new one on page 455).
Part 4:
"Cressida Croft" gets a head illu (and fbi on page 443). The Queens gets a new veiled head illu (the old one is more mysterious). The "renegade guards" stats in "All the Worlds Meat" get new stats. "Verik Vancasterkin" is upgraded from fighter 3 to fighter 4.
Part 5:
The "Ambassadors Secret" gets a new head illu. The fbi of "Vencarlo Orisini" from page 34 is not reprinted. The fbi of "Devargo Barvasi" on page 37 is replaced with a new one that is very much less impressive. He is upgraded from rogue 4 to rogue 5. "Majenko" is changed from pseudodragon to house drake. The illustration on page 41 is replaced with a new one (page 57). Both are equally creepy.
Part 6:
The "Trinia Sabor" fbi from page 43 is not reprinted (she gets a new look on page 460, but the old one is flashier). She is upgraded from bard 4 to bard 5. "The Shingle Chase" gets a better illustration. Curiously it features the old flashier Trinia Sabor outfit instead of the new.
Part 7:
The Owlbear skeleton gets gorgeous art on page 59 of the HC. The cool illustration on page 52 is replaced by a cool new one on HC page 61.
Cabbagehead´s head illu is replaced by a fbi. The "Gaekhen" head illu is not reprinted. "Vreeg" gets a much better new fbi.
Concluding the adventure:
The famous "green dress Illeosa Arabasti" illustration from page 56 (on which the first miniature is based) is NOT reprinted!
The Blackjack illustration from page 57 is replaced by a much better one on HC page 67.
Appendixes:
The 4 page Harrow article is updated to a 14 page one!
The 8 page "people of the road" article about varisians is not reprinted.
The 6 page Pathfinder´s journal is not reprinted.
Bestiary:
The illustration of the "Dream Spider", the only creature that hasn´t been adapted to a Bestiary yet, is not reprinted from page 82 but it´s stats are.
Inside back cover:
The "Korvosas enemies" overview is not reprinted.

While the new edition HC is better overall and everything needed for playing the campaign is included, updated and streamlined, quite a few cool things are left out.
I´m glad i got the original AP #7 too.


Even better than the original

*****

Read my full review at Of Dice and Pen.

It was perhaps inevitable that Curse of the Crimson Throne would one day also receive a similar treatment to Rise of the Runelords. There’s no special anniversary to celebrate this year, but does there really need to be? Much like its Runelords predecessor, the new hardcover compilation of Crimson Throne updates the adventure path to Pathfinder rules and also expands on the story where beneficial and streamlines in other areas. It also takes advantage of the most recent rules supplements, making use of newer monsters, classes, and feats where appropriate.

At nearly 500 pages in length, it is actually a substantially larger tome than the hardcover Runelords (a good 50 pages or so longer), and its extra length is certainly put to good use. Indeed, it manages to make one of the best adventure paths even better.


The Best Just Got Bester!

*****

Ahoy hoy everyone!

Welcome to the officially official first review of Captain Yesterday's not so official reviews of everything and life... or is that too cumbersome... how about an acronym... The O.O.F.R.O.C.Y.N.S.O.R.O.E.A.L... that will have to do for now.

Now that I've milked how many words on that, let me say without a doubt this is one beautiful book, and hefty too! With upwards of 480 pages you really get your money's worth.

This might take awhile so I'll most likely come back and edit and update, so stay tuned!

The campaign traits - this is one of my favorite parts of the book, while there are only six traits, each one has two different options, they do an excellent job at both getting your party to really hate Gaedren Lamm, they also do an exceptional job at giving the player's a glimpse of Korvosa. So five stars!

Alright, gotta go for now! But I'll be back soon!


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I would've also accepted the Dread Pirate Roberts.


I would have accepted Moon Knight myself.


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captain yesterday wrote:
I would've also accepted the Dread Pirate Roberts.

Zorro!

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Thomas Seitz wrote:
I would have accepted Moon Knight myself.

Or Nighthawk

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IT SHIPPED!

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Rysky wrote:
IT SHIPPED!

... but it's not in my downloads...


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Aw! I'm sorry Rysky! Maybe tomorrow!

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Still not there :(

Paizo, why has thou forsaken me?!


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Mine is still in my sidecart. The anticipation is killing me!

Ruyan.


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Mine still hasn't shipped. Killing me Paizo!

Paizo Employee Customer Service Representative

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Rysky wrote:
Rysky wrote:
IT SHIPPED!
... but it's not in my downloads...

Hello Rysky,

You should see the PDF on your My Downloads page now. In the future please start a new thread in the customer service forums as we don't always see issues posted in a product discussion.

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Diego Valdez wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Rysky wrote:
IT SHIPPED!
... but it's not in my downloads...

Hello Rysky,

You should see the PDF on your My Downloads page now. In the future please start a new thread in the customer service forums as we don't always see issues posted in a product discussion.

It is! It is!

And I did send an email to customer service, but I'll start a thread next time (I was just amusingly languishing, I wasn't actually expecting someone from CS to take notice of these posts, sorry for the hassle)

Thankies!

*hugs Diego*


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Aw. Deigo gets 50,000 XP for making Rysky smile. ;) That and you know, cause CotCT is awesome. ;)

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P. 389

Oh F$##...


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The book looks magnificent! I hope the art department is let out of the basement for an extra hour as reward for the spectacular job they've done here. :-)

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15 minutes. An hour is pretty excessive even for the wonderful job in this book.


Rysky wrote:

P. 389

Oh F**!...

Okay now you HAVE to tell me Rysky. PM me if nothing else!

Dark Archive

I'm now sad that getting hardcover version of this will probably take really long due to me having to wait it gets to store here first :/ And I won't get free pdf in progress xD Darn you international shipping costs!

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Thomas Seitz wrote:
Rysky wrote:

P. 389

Oh F**!...

Okay now you HAVE to tell me Rysky. PM me if nothing else!

Spoiler:
Illeosa gets a little friend during the final fight. the blood veil combines with Kazavon's will to make a unique Taniniver!

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Do I need to worry that goblins stole my order if I my book has not shipped yet?

I pre-ordered right away when it was announced but it is still listed as "pending".

Silver Crusade

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Nullpunkt wrote:

Do I need to worry that goblins stole my order if I my book has not shipped yet?

I pre-ordered right away when it was announced but it is still listed as "pending".

As Diego suggested I would start a thread in customer service or email them about it.


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Product Description wrote:
Limited Edition: This version of Curse of the Crimson Throne is also available as in a paizo.com exclusive limited edition hardcover.

As the limitied edition has sold out, this passage should probably be removed or amended.


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Rysky wrote:
Nullpunkt wrote:

Do I need to worry that goblins stole my order if I my book has not shipped yet?

I pre-ordered right away when it was announced but it is still listed as "pending".

As Diego suggested I would start a thread in customer service or email them about it.

I was about to do that but thought that I might be a little too impatient and wanted to check if other people who pre-ordered are still waiting as well.

I guess I'll post in the customer service forum, then.


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Still waiting here for mine to ship with my subscriptions.


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Same here.


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Oh, mine just shipped. Shiny!

Dark Archive

Mine says it shipped September 30th. Still waiting on the slow boat from Seattle to Chicago.


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Well that's a difficult boat route, I guess.

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*dons his cape and pistol, mounts the horse, prepares to highwayman ... or rather, AUTOBAHNMANN the Deutsche Post truck en route to Zaister*


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My brain is struggling to put that image together. A bag...in a cape, with a pistol, on a horse...


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Steve Geddes wrote:
My brain is struggling to put that image together. A bag...in a cape, with a pistol, on a horse...

It's the teeth.. they're opposable.


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Gorbacz wrote:
*dons his cape and pistol, mounts the horse, prepares to highwayman ... or rather, AUTOBAHNMANN the Deutsche Post truck en route to Zaister*

Hey!


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Rysky wrote:

P. 389

Oh F**!...

What a nice little twist!

Ruyan.

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RuyanVe wrote:
Rysky wrote:

P. 389

Oh F**!...

What a nice little twist!

Ruyan.

Agreed!


LOVE THE FACT THEY HAVE INCLUDED RULES FOR UNCHAINED SUMMONER KYTON EIDOLONS!

ALSO INTRIGUED BY THE REFERENCE ON PG395 TO SORSHEN APPEARING IN A MAJOR ROLE IN AN UPCOMING PAIZO PRODUCT AND THE HINT IT MAY INVOLVE THE MYTHIC RULES


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Tim,

It's been a rumor for a while. Not sure if that's definitive.

Rysky,

I has a question!

Spoiler:
Does the Haevo(sp) tentacle still show up and is it also stat-ted out in the bestiary index?

Sovereign Court

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Why wait? ^_^

Spoiler:
The havero and its tentacles are still very much present - statistically and otherwise - weird reach mechanics and all.


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Kal,

Thank you! I just wanted to be sure because I was looking a jar of pennies a while back...

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Zaister wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
*dons his cape and pistol, mounts the horse, prepares to highwayman ... or rather, AUTOBAHNMANN the Deutsche Post truck en route to Zaister*
Hey!

VERFLUCHTE!

*realises that once more he confused Kiel with Cologne*

(It's super easy, given that in Polish one is "Kilonia" and the other is "Kolonia")


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Gorbacz wrote:

VERFLUCHTE!

*realises that once more he confused Kiel with Cologne*

(It's super easy, given that in Polish one is "Kilonia" and the other is "Kolonia")

Phew!

Also, my packages come with UPS :)

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*crosses fingers* Here's hoping that this week is THE week.

Hoping to run this much sooner than I thought.


How much involvement does Asmodeus and other devils have in this adventure path? From what I've heard, it's nowhere near as much as Hell's Rebels.

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Axial wrote:
How much involvement does Asmodeus and other devils have in this adventure path? From what I've heard, it's nowhere near as much as Hell's Rebels.

Definitely nowhere near as much.

Curse of the Crimson Throne:
Devils, by and large, don't appear until Book 6. They're all minions of a specific devil with whom the Queen has formed an infernal contract.

While the exiled duke Lorthact is technically involved, he only really gets involved in the Continuing the Campaign section.


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Itching to get my copy! Haven't heard anything but good things so far. :)


Do we get full-fledged stats for Kazavon? If so, does he have the Herald subtype, a fiendish or half-fiend template, or some divine-based class levels to indicate his devotion to Zon-Kuthon? Or is he a mythic great wyrm blue dragon with some sadistic chain-based abilities? Do tell. :D


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We do!

Kavazon

:
He is an Advanced great wyrm blue dragon Fighter 1/ Eldritch Knight 4. For a grand total of CR 25 they also have his human form, which you have to get through to defeat his dragon form, if he gets away when first resurrected I mean, about his human form.

Enjoy!


Bit underwhelming but STILL! Kavazon is better than others I expected.


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How is CR 25 underwhelming?


I was expecting him to have something like templates. Or Mythic. That's all. I also I said a BIT, not completely.


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Fair enough, I can see that, I thought as much. :-)

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