Pathfinder Module: Cradle of Night

Pathfinder Module: Cradle of Night

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Shrouded in Shadows

A desperate refugee emerges from the earth's depths in shadow-cloaked Nidal with an urgent plea. A new faction in the subterranean dark folk city of Lyrudrada—a wicked cult called the Reborn—seeks a fabled artifact called the Cradle of Night. Vanished demigods of the Shadow Plane once used this artifact to craft the elusive caligni race, and the Reborn want to use it to shroud the world in darkness once more. Cursed with the stain of shadow, the heroes must battle their way through the tomb of an ancient horselord chieftain before descending to Lyrudrada. Plots and schemes run rampant in this city riven with political upheavals and back-alley bloodshed, and the heroes must collect allies and information to confront the Reborn in their fortified fane. With the mysterious masters of the caligni race arrayed against them, can the heroes hope to shed their shadowy curse and claim the Cradle of Night?

Cradle of Night is a deluxe adventure for 8th-level characters written by veteran authors James Jacobs, F. Wesley Schneider, Neil Spicer, and Greg A. Vaughan. Featuring horrifying new monsters, lore about the vanished demigods of shadow called the Forsaken, and a stunning full-color, double-sided poster map of the city of Lyrudrada, Cradle of Night provides a wealth of secrets and dangers—if the heroes can survive the shadows that seek to overwhelm them!

ISBN: 978-1-60125-991-2

Note: This product is part of the Pathfinder Modules Subscription.

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Preorder, expected approximately 26 Nov 2018

PDF:

Will be available for purchase approximately 12 Dec 2018

Fulfilled immediately.

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Paizo Charter Superscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
Zaister wrote:
Actually, I've ordered it via this website and it's on my shelf now. I'd still like a PDF, though

Now you're just rubbing it in :)

And your tags are still different than mine for no apparent reason, too!

Curiouser and curiouser ....

(checks the Product Catalog & Schedule again just in case)

Grand Lodge

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gbonehead wrote:
And a third-party, out-of-print, impossible to get ahold of module certainly is no indicator about the health of Paizo's module line.

Thankfully, we are in this product description thread, which does indicate a commitment to continuing the line.


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Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Modules, Tales Subscriber

I'm not sure how I feel about this latest delay.

When I started off w/ PF subscriptions, I was in for the AP, the Campaign Setting, and the Players Companions. I later got the Modules and PF Tales. But then I felt like there was too much product being rushed out in the CS and PC lines, so I dropped them (reluctantly) and started getting things on a case by case basis. Which is fine I guess. But currently, w/ the Module and PF Tales lines moribund (I understand at least part of the reasons for the latter's issues), I'm feeling a bit...well, not sure of the right word. "Uneasy" about the state of affairs.

On the one hand, I have enough materials to last the rest of my natural life. On the other hand, it's fun to get new stuff. I guess I'll just continue to hang in there, and hope it all works out for these lines.


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gbonehead wrote:
And your tags are still different than mine for no apparent reason, too!

Not really different, I just have some more. Or am I missing something?


Wait, this is being put off for like a year?


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As I understand it, Paizo don't know exactly when it'll be released, but they need to input a date in their system.


what the point here

Sovereign Court

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Just MHO but maybe this line is suffering form personal to work on it because so much has been diverted to Starfinder.


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^ Exactly what I fear has been happening ever since they announced Starfinder. Not a fan. It appears PF has suffered in some ways ever since. Like it's become the stepchild or something. Ugh.

Grand Lodge

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I chalk it up to employee churn taking a lot of institutional knowledge out of the company, personally.


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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I haven't found a down turn in quality of the pathfinder products I've gotten since the release of Starfinder.

Ruins Of Azlant is way better then i thought it would be, Potions And Poisons looks like fun, and I've already killed a character with the Traps And Treasures pawns I got for Christmas.


I had preordered this from an online gaming store :(

Silver Crusade

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It's the worst selling PF line, and you start conserving ammunition with the worst selling lines, simple.


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captain yesterday wrote:

I haven't found a down turn in quality of the pathfinder products I've gotten since the release of Starfinder.

Ruins Of Azlant is way better then i thought it would be, Potions And Poisons looks like fun, and I've already killed a character with the Traps And Treasures pawns I got for Christmas.

So, like, did you throw it at him or something? ;)


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Yes.


Fourshadow wrote:
^ Exactly what I fear has been happening ever since they announced Starfinder. Not a fan. It appears PF has suffered in some ways ever since. Like it's become the stepchild or something. Ugh.

Same thought has crossed my mind.....but I keep chalking it up to grasping for a reason....and it may simply be convenient timing.

I have not looked into Starfinder...not my cup-o-tea.

I would assume the quality is comparable to Pathfinder materials of late ?


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The Module line has been the most expendable for years, since before Starfinder was a twinkle in James Sutter's eye. Even its intended frequency has steadily declined, from 12 per year to 6 per year to 4, even as release dates slipped fairly often within that schedule. Its problems clearly predate Starfinder.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Whacked in the head by a trap, literally. What a way to go.

I've been buying old modules and I'm not done, either. The Harrowing and Academy of Secrets are up next, getting shoehorned into CoCT. If this one makes it out this year, we'll probably run through it as well.


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The Harrowing is amazing, I highly recommend it!

Silver Crusade

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Joana wrote:
The Module line has been the most expendable for years, since before Starfinder was a twinkle in James Sutter's eye. Even its intended frequency has steadily declined, from 12 per year to 6 per year to 4, even as release dates slipped fairly often within that schedule. Its problems clearly predate Starfinder.

Pretty much this.


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That is what happens when things don't sell well. Then you stop making them.

I like the modules. I'm not creative enough to do my own stuff, and I don't want to use single books from APs or non-Golarion material during periods we aren't actually running an AP. The modules fill in the gaps nicely. Heck, as I've already said, I'm tying several in to our CoCT campaign, too.


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Zaister wrote:
gbonehead wrote:
And your tags are still different than mine for no apparent reason, too!
Not really different, I just have some more. Or am I missing something?

I believe we have the exact same subscriptions, but yours are called out separately for some reason ... but I checked with customer service and supposedly Charter covers the lot.

Most puzzling.

If I were you I wouldn't ask about it, you might lose the extra ones :)

Now to be a bit more relevant:

taks wrote:

That is what happens when things don't sell well. Then you stop making them.

I like the modules. I'm not creative enough to do my own stuff, and I don't want to use single books from APs or non-Golarion material during periods we aren't actually running an AP. The modules fill in the gaps nicely. Heck, as I've already said, I'm tying several in to our CoCT campaign, too.

The modules have always been the least useful thing for me (okay, maybe the Map Folios, but they're pretty darn cool), primarily because I do write pretty much all my own content - thus, only the last couple pages of a module and any cool unique items are about all I use.

I suspect in fact suffering of the module line is because it's really hard to come up with that many good new module ideas and a lot of what might have been developed into the module line instead ends up as PFS material - which is fine by me.

Liberty's Edge

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The death of RPGSS might have played some part too


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Hey, at least this has a new release date!

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

So just realized that this might be final 1e module if it gets released ._. Do have to say that premise is worth of being final one :D


Maybe the "Shattered God" will finally be Orgesh? lol, I know it's probably not, but one can dream.


So given the shift in focus to 2E....will this still be happening ?
I was REALLY looking foreword to more Caligni info.....


I wouldn't worry. They have Pathfinder 1st Edition products scheduled well into 2019, Return of the Runelords and Sandpoint, Light of the Lost Coast (October 2018) coming to mind.

Paizo Employee Managing Developer

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nighttree wrote:

So given the shift in focus to 2E....will this still be happening ?

I was REALLY looking foreword to more Caligni info.....

Yes, this is still in the works.


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Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

I for one am GLAD to see this back on release. I fact anything the has to do with the Darklands is of interest to me! Would LOVE to see another full Adventure Path some day done in the Darklands.


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Is it still unknown who is (will be?) the author of this adventure?

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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Wes Schneider outlined the adventure.

Neil Spicer started work on it and did the maps and a bit of the pre-work but had to back out for scheduling reasons.

I wrote about the first 3rd of the adventure from Wes and Neil's notes and expanded upon the rest of it in a detailed outline.

Greg Vaughan wrote the final 2/3 of the adventure based on all that came before.

Ron Lundeen is developing what resulted, and adding a few touches of his own.


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Thanks for detailing this, James.

Dark Archive

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When will we see a final cover to this module?


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

Any idea when we will see an update and final cover of this?

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Sometime soon. It's been shipped to the printer, but the website's got a lot of plates juggling up in the air and I'm not sure how high-priority the cover reveal is yet. Certainly in a few months as we get closer to release date, though, we'll hopefully at least have some preview blogs.

Grand Lodge

James Jacobs wrote:
Sometime soon. It's been shipped to the printer, but the website's got a lot of plates juggling up in the air and I'm not sure how high-priority the cover reveal is yet. Certainly in a few months as we get closer to release date, though, we'll hopefully at least have some preview blogs.

A few months? If "early September" is the preorder date, what's the street date?


Pathfinder Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
kevin_video wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Sometime soon. It's been shipped to the printer, but the website's got a lot of plates juggling up in the air and I'm not sure how high-priority the cover reveal is yet. Certainly in a few months as we get closer to release date, though, we'll hopefully at least have some preview blogs.
A few months? If "early September" is the preorder date, what's the street date?

Probably late September, assuming that they don't have to push the dates to the right for some reason.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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We've sent the file to the printer. Which more or less ends my involvement with the process—I'm sure we'll get the preorder and street date and other info live as soon as we can, but that's handled elsewhere in the company from me. I just wanted folks to know that a SIGNIFICANT milestone to getting the adventure out has been passed.

Dark Archive

If previews are coming "in a few months", this is either pushed to november or december or even early next year.

But it's great of you to let us know that it has been finished, James.
Thank you. :-)

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Marco Massoudi wrote:

If previews are coming "in a few months", this is either pushed to november or december or even early next year.

But it's great of you to let us know that it has been finished, James.
Thank you. :-)

Me saying "a few months" for previews does not have any impact on its release date.


Will the cover be updated soon?

Grand Lodge

Hurudithya Griffontamer wrote:
Will the cover be updated soon?

Probably after things return from the printer.


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

THANK YOU! Mr. Jacobs. Can not wait to see the final product when it is released.

The Exchange

My preorder says "Pending"! Woo-hoo!

Dark Archive

Zeugma wrote:
My preorder says "Pending"! Woo-hoo!

I think that is an error, as this has been moved to december and also isn't part of the september 2018 new releases...

Dark Archive

Great cover & even greater product description!
I am really looking forward to the map of Lyrudrada and hope it has street names and numbers or names for the most important buildings.
Do we know who the artist is?

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2009, RPG Superstar Judgernaut

Love the cover! Thanks for posting it up. Made my day here in the hurricane-drenched Carolinas.


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Modules, Tales Subscriber

Wow, yes, great cover art and product description update. It will be nice to finally see this module in print form.

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Huh, so shadowplane has its own demigods category since the shop blurb mentions plural?

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