Pathfinder Campaign Setting: The First World, Realm of the Fey (PFRPG)

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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: The First World, Realm of the Fey (PFRPG)
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Explore the First World, the legendary realm of the fey, where reality reinvents itself and strange creatures peddle stranger wares to the unwary. Learn about the godlike Eldest who rule this plane, and how to navigate their fairy courts. Delve for legendary treasures in locations too weird for mortal lands, study the lost origin of gnomes, and bargain with ageless adversaries in a realm where death is seen as a game. Whatever you do, don't blink—because nothing in the First World stays the same for long.

Inside this book, you'll find:

  • Detailed information on all the Eldest, including overviews of their strongholds and magical boons for their worshipers.
  • Dozens of bizarre fey adventure locations, from the legendary Witchmarket to the Chittering Tabernacle, with secret histories, maps of prominent cities, and more.
  • The new feysworn prestige class, allowing you to harness the power of the fairy lords.
  • New spells and magic items to help you survive the First World, as well as rules for spellcasting in the fey realm and bending the landscape itself to your will.
  • Six new fey monsters, including the skull-headed escorite and the technology-trashing bulabar, plus a new First World template and suggestions to help you create unique fey foes on the fly.

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: The First World, Realm of the Fey is intended for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder campaign setting, but can easily be used in any fantasy world.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-909-7

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Not worth the cost

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For the little you get it is simply not worth the cost. There is a lot of skimming over, but not a lot of detail for my taste. Playable fey races would have been nice.


If you only buy one Pathfinder product this year...

*****

...buy this one twice and give the extra to someone you really like.

This campaign setting guide does a fantastic job of describing the paradoxes of the First World. The descriptions of the Eldest manage to flesh them out as deities, while at the same time maintaining their maddening ambiguities and mystery. The locale descriptions are the same way--an "M.C. Escher meets Hieronymous Bosch" treasure trove of wild verbal imagery.

I've always liked the fey in Pathfinder, and this book only made me love them more.

And the artwork... wow, the artwork. Just. Wow. I wish there were poster prints available of some of the images inside.

Consider this a five woot! review.


Creativity in Spades

*****

There's stuff in here that while reading it, I'd often look away and wonder how they managed to think up something so creative. This type of high fantasy world is wonderful and there's so much contained on the relatively small amount of pages on here. I've never written a review on anything on this site, but this compelled me to do so.

The only problem is getting the players there without seeming like I'm shoe-horning it in just because I wanna play around in the First World :P


So much awesome

*****

The flavor in this book just oozes. It's really good. REALLY GOOD.

How the Fey Realm came to be, how it operates, locations, demigods that 'run the place', and a reason why gnomes left back in the day.

This is the first Campaign Setting book that I had trouble putting down when reading, it was so engrossing.

5 stars. Awesome.


Buy this now

*****

Everything about this book is great. The high level background on the First World (time, magic, fey immortality, history) is comprehensive and surprisingly detailed given the limited space they had to work with. The section on the Eldest is fascinating and sets them apart from your ordinary demigods, plus the fey obedience boons are generally very strong, inventive, and thematic. The gazetteer of First World locations provides dozens of great ideas to develop your own adventure locations, and the Bestiary adds several interesting and creative new critters to serve as allies or adversaries.


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I've been waiting for this one for quite a while. ^_^

Dark Archive

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Sweet, lords of faerie!


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

So how similar will this book be to the Books of the Damned series? Are the Eldest going to get a similar treatment to the demigods of those other books? Any new Eldest?

Been waiting for this book a long long long time :)


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I'm pretty positive this announcement made a lot of people quite happy indeed...

:)


FINALLY !!!


Oh suuuuure...we'll be done with Kingmaker by then :(

(Still gonna buy it)


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I am so excited, I just can't hide it.

Dark Archive

And i know i want you! :-)


Oh boy, I sure hope this'll give us some info on the Eldest that makes my grippli cleric of The Lost Prince totally incompatible with canon lore.

Also, Imma have to make me a feysworn. Don't even care what it does.


Fairies? Why did it have to be fairies?!?


Kalindlara wrote:
I've been waiting for this one for quite a while. ^_^

Is this one of the upcoming products for which you got to write something? (✿◠‿◠)


Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Is this one of the upcoming products for which you got to write something? (✿◠‿◠)

It is not - I didn't know about this one until PaizoCon. ^_^


Cool! Details on this plane will be much appreciated.


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Feysworn sounds interesting, I just hope that any class can use it and it is not just useful to druids and/or clerics.

I hope there will stuff for a Wonderland, Candyland, Island of Misfit Toys, Oz, etc.


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I'm not sure what to think. I hope it's not too whimsical.


Very nice!


I hope we get some new information on the Witchmarket, and maybe even some sample items for it to offer.


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Needs to be a hardcover. (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

But seriously... WOOHOOO!!!!


OH SMURF OFF!!! Can't I have ONE measly month go by where I'm not giving Paizo money!?

But seriously though, I've been waiting for a First World book for a couple of years now; glad to see it is on its way.


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Horror Adventures and The First World. Has someone at Paizo been looking at my dream journal?


Hey LIz, is there anything here with how the fey interact with the kami and other nature spirits of the East?


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Feysworn...sounds like there's going to be obediences to the Eldest involved, with this prestige class being along the lines of the Demoniac/Diabolist/Mystery Cultist/Souldrinker, letting you dedicate yourself to one of them and getting the benefits early.


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Uncover the true origins of gnomes and other secrets histories sounds interesting.


I too am keen to know if this book will be structured similar to the damned series and Chronicle of the Righteous.

Or will it be more of a gazetteer book like Cheliax/Andoran et al?

Dark Archive

In december 2016 we will get the Qadira Campaign Setting and in january 2017 it will probably be the "Strange Aeons" map folio.

I wonder if later includes a map of Thrushmoor, Katheer and Okeno?


The fey were one of my favourite elements of the game 3.5, and my last characters under that ruleset were designed to have ties with the Seelie Court. It will be nice to be able to revisit those old concepts for Pathfinder. =)

Feysworn prestige class in particular could potentially be the first prestige class in a long time that piques my interest. Hope it's done well.

Super extra bonus points if it ties in well with the fey bloodline.


YAY More fey for my Kingmaker game! :)


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I wonder how many new fey?


I have a character concept that's a nascent Shyka...maybe I'll finally be able to explore that idea ;)

Scarab Sages

Interesting. I'll have to put this book on my list of potential buys.


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I hope they mention new Eldest and/or old eldest that have died, disappeared, fallen, etc.


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Not going to lie, seeing this announced was downright arousing.


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I hope everything in this book's bestiary is a creature(mostly fey) and not random people/humanoid shaped creatures with class levels unless it was a new 0HD race.


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Since this book seems like one of the Books of the Damned or Chronicles of the Righteous, I doubt that will be the case, most likely we will get four to six new fey if anything.


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Cool! I hope setting, fluff + plot hooks far outway the crunch.

Ruyan.


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Gnomes at last!

I'm still backing "they're actually humanoid data interfaces through which the Eldest can spy on Golarion for their own entertainment, and being boring gets them deactivated." :D

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MMCJawa wrote:
So how similar will this book be to the Books of the Damned series? Are the Eldest going to get a similar treatment to the demigods of those other books? Any new Eldest?

It is very similar to the Books of the Damned and Chronicle of the Righteous. There are no new Eldest, but they each get a full write-up with obediences and such.

Das Bier wrote:
Hey LIz, is there anything here with how the fey interact with the kami and other nature spirits of the East?

There is not. The kami, while fey-like, are native outsiders and are not tied to the First World, but rather the natural places of the Material Plane. This book is really an exploration of the First World itself rather than an expansion on fey lore within Golarion.


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Kalindlara wrote:
I've been waiting for this one for quite a while. ^_^

Me too! My feyborn sound striker bard needs to know more about his ancestral line! Woo-hoo!


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Mark Moreland wrote:
MMCJawa wrote:
So how similar will this book be to the Books of the Damned series? Are the Eldest going to get a similar treatment to the demigods of those other books? Any new Eldest?
It is very similar to the Books of the Damned and Chronicle of the Righteous. There are no new Eldest, but they each get a full write-up with obediences and such.

That is super excellent. I love those books and now this is a must-buy.

But I wonder Mark, if it is meant to be a sister book to the three damned and CotR, why was it not given a title that has an in-world equivalent artifact, like the rumoured Concordance of Rivals? It's current title makes it sound more like a gazetteer on the First World.


I was just lamenting the fact that there was absolutely no information on the First World or the Eldest in the entirety of the Paizo line. This will finally correct that oversight.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

One of the volumes of Kingmaker has info on the First World.

Concordance of Rivals?


Dragon,

It was pretty general. I have a feeling this book will be more specific.


Dragon78 wrote:
Concordance of Rivals?

Mentioned in one line within Hell Unleashed

Concordance of Rivals


Mythraine,

Yes but I don't think it applies here in this book.

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Modules Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

I hope this is super mysterious and CN.

I only want answers about the first world if they're the kind that prompt more questions and mystery.

Sovereign Court

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My guess is that Concordance is the Neutral book.


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GeraintElberion wrote:
My guess is that Concordance is the Neutral book.

My thoughts exactly. The First World isn't really one of the planes specifically tied to any one alignment, nor are its inhabitants.


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Yeah, I would guess that the Concordance covers Axis, the Maelstrom, and the Boneyard.


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The only alignment that I haven't seen used for fey is LG. Though hopefully that will change soon.

The First World is like a real place of chaos and strangeness, because they can be any alignment unlike the outer planes.

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