Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Planar Adventures

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From Heaven to Hell

There are worlds beyond the one we know: Planes of Fire and Water, Heaven and Hell, Dimensions of Dreams and Time. These are the realms of angels and demons, gods and goddesses—entire new realities where anything can happen!

Pathfinder RPG Planar Adventures expands the world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and transports your characters and campaigns into uncanny new worlds rife with both perilous dangers and unimaginable rewards. In these infinite planes of reality, characters will test more than just their mettle against the daunting challenges that confront them—they'll test their very souls!

Pathfinder RPG Planar Adventures includes:

  • All-new archetypes, feats, magic items, and spells to give plane-hopping PCs a bounty of options during their travels.
  • A presentation of the 20 core deities of the Pathfinder RPG, including divine gifts they can grant their faithful.
  • An exploration of the major planes of existence and several strange demiplanes from the Pathfinder campaign setting.
  • Nearly two dozen new monsters, including three new races appropriate for use as player characters.
  • ... and much, much more!

ISBN-13: 978-1-64078-044-6

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Planar Fun

3/5

A good solid book as far as campaign setting information goes. But they should have made the book edition neutral with as little or no gaming rules. So the book could have more room for campaign setting information especially the dimensions/demi-planes that got at best a page of information.


Solid Gold Awesome

5/5

My spouse and I haven't been so captured by a RPG book in ages - this was hours of fun just paging through, imagining so many different scenarios, uses, quirks, builds, stories, and fights.

For Campaigns, this is some awesomely rules for traversing the planes, in short or long form.

For GMs, fantastic monsters and plot hooks.

For PCs some really fantastic magic items and feats, many of them versatile and adaptable to many of the planes instead of being heavily tied to one.

An amazing finale for the Pathfinder line.


By the Divines!

5/5

I've been playing Pathfinder for about two years now, and this is the book that I've been looking forward to since I read about the planes and outsiders. The planes themselves are detailed enough ,to satisfy my thirst for info on them and to run a campaign on any of them, and leave enough room for any GM to play around with.

This book is a must have for any fan of the Great Beyond.


Wonderful, much needed book

5/5

I grabbed the PDF yesterday and read through the source immediately. This book is exactly what I wanted from it. Beautiful art, cool archetypes, flavorful feats, and wonderfully well-thought out lore. Really a delight of a text.


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Dark Archive

I do think idea of "kaiju from another dimension" sort of thing would work for extraplanar kaiju, but I definitely agree there shouldn't be one for each plane :P

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There can and are kaiju-sized monsters on other planes, and they would share the "Massive" quality all kaiju have, but if they're native to another plane, they're a different thing entirely. Same size, different monster. The Oliphaunt of Jandelay is a great example.


In any case, planar monster of kaiju proportions aren't something I'm interested in. Dragons though. ;)


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I've been so excited for this book and I hope it will have examples of the kinds of environments and threats the various planes have as a property of themselves.

Like the danger of a grove in Nirvana that is so pleasant and peaceful, that should a mortal decide to rest there, they could lose themselves to the bliss and end up snapping out of it 1d12 days later!

Or a patch of extremely unstable space in the Maelstrom where Adventurers could become trapped in the very geography as it transforms from gasses, to liquids, to solids all within moments.

Or the edge of the outer planes themselves, following in the footsteps of the former god Dou-Bral and his journey to see the limits of existence and the horror of possibly becoming a Devourer in the process!

I can't wait to get my hands on this book, combining it with the Book of the Damned should be everything I need for when my party reaches 15th level.


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Planar environmental hazards would be interesting.


Maybe we should expect something similar to what was done for the planes of power in the book of same name. We had planar traits for each plane.


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Well since this has a release date of June 27th, it is safe to say it is not a Paizo Con release.


James Jacobs wrote:
The Gold Sovereign wrote:


Is there a Kaiju in the book? =O
Nope. Kaiju are pretty much Material Plane things.

Do kaiju in Pathfinder share some kind of common origin, if they're all from the Material Plane? I ask this, because, unlike most monstrous sub-types in PF, kaiju in media (with some universes, like Pacific Rim, as exceptions) tend to be a motley array of creatures with diverse origins whose only common trait is massive size. There are tons of kaiju in Godzilla, Ultraman, etc. who originate on different worlds and dimensions entirely. So, via the classical definition, a kaiju-sized beast from another plane would still be a kaiju. Therefore, does that mean that Pathfinder has a slightly more limited definition of the term?

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They don't have a single origin, no. In fact, other than them being Material Plane things, we've not really said much about where all of them are from. Some are from other planets or the moon though.


James Jacobs wrote:
There can and are kaiju-sized monsters on other planes, and they would share the "Massive" quality all kaiju have, but if they're native to another plane, they're a different thing entirely. Same size, different monster. The Oliphaunt of Jandelay is a great example.

Speaking of the great Oliphaunt of Jandelay, will we be getting some information about Jandelay in this book?

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bananahell wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
There can and are kaiju-sized monsters on other planes, and they would share the "Massive" quality all kaiju have, but if they're native to another plane, they're a different thing entirely. Same size, different monster. The Oliphaunt of Jandelay is a great example.
Speaking of the great Oliphaunt of Jandelay, will we be getting some information about Jandelay in this book?

Absolutely.


Cool, it will be interesting to find out more about Jandelay.


Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

Concerning the Maps/artwork for the outerplanes, with Hell's 9 layers will we get one large picture of all layers stacked on top each other or a smaller image of each layer with it's article?


Surely one large picture of Hell's layers. A picture for each of the nine layers would take to much space, so I hope this isn't the case.


I agree, a picture for each layer of hell would take up too much space.


James Jacobs wrote:

CR 30 monster hints:

1) It's not Tabris.

2) It's not from one of the evil planes.

3) It's something we've mentioned before but never statted up.

4) It's from mythology.

James Jacobs wrote:
I might just let folks know about what the CR 30 critter is at PaizoCon, but not before.

Alright, looks like we got one last chance to guess what it is before it is officially announced. Since I'm too lazy to look through all my Pathfinder books to see what mythological creatures have been mentioned but not statted up I'm going to guess Jörmungandr because it's seems like a monster that would be CR 30. That, or Fenrir, either would be cool.


I was going to get Niddhog myself...


As cool as it would be to get Jormungandr or Fenrir. I don't recall ether of them being mentioned as being on Golarion or cannon to the setting in general. But who knows maybe one of them has I didn't see it or didn't remember reading it.


Typhon or some kind of titan.


The Gold Sovereign wrote:
Typhon or some kind of titan.

Wasn't Typhon (in Pathfinder at any rate) an archdevil? If so, I don't think it can be him because A) he would be from an evil plane, and B) Ragathiel killed him, and Ragathiel is only CR 26.


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And the CR 30 is...:
Leviathan.


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I knew it!

Spoiler:
But James Jacobs said it wasn't him!


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CR 30 monster discusion:
James Jacobs wrote:
The Sideromancer wrote:
I thought the Thallasic Behemoth was Leviathan?
Nope. The thallasic behemoth is in fact a thalasic behemoth. It is NOT Leviathan.

I believe Mr. Directosaur intentionally used ambiguous phrasing to throw us off the scent (i.e. he meant that the Thalassic behemoth wasn't Leviathan, not that the CR 30 wasn't)


Oh. That makes more sense.


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LN Planar Race:
Is named "aphorite(s)" (not sure on the spelling, but that's what it sounded like) and was described as "downgraded axomites" IIRC


LN Planar Race:
I assume they're basically human in appearance then?


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LN Planar Race + a few other tidbits:
I honestly don't know. The section for Planar Adventures was rather brief. Mr. J said that there would be spells, feats, archetypes, and magic items (but did not give any examples), said the book would detail where deities live (with a grim hint that learning where ol' Z-K lives would shed light on what caused his transformation), would have three player races (the "aphorites" which the only things he said I transcribed in my previous post, and the ganzi and the unnamed race from the boneyard, both of which he remained silent on) and the name of the CR 30, and that was it in terms of Planar Adventures news


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Malefactor wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

YES!!!!!!!!

MY ALL TIME FAVORITE GREAT BEAST OF MYTHOLOGY, IS BEING MADE PATHFINDER OFFICIAL!!!!!!!!

Thank you sooooooo much


CR 30 Creature:
I knew it was the Leviathan. I'm excited to read more about it and see if it will still be related to the Tanes and the First World, as mentioned in the First World campaign setting book. The Leviathan was my first guess, but Mr. Jacobs did a good job keeping it hidden that I/we assumed it wasn't the Leviathan at all.

It's not a Kaiju, but I'm curious to see if it will get their Massive trait, as its probably going to be the largest - or longest - creature ever published.

Now, who can guess its creature type? I'm guessing it's a monstrous humanoid... Joking, I'm guessing it's a magical beast.


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I would be surprised if it didn't get the massive trait.

Magical beast seems likely though it would have been nice to see one CR 30 dragon.

Silver Crusade

Yay!


Up until this point I still thought Nidhogg MIGHT be an option...


Well fellows, I suppose now we know what the CR 30 is, we need something else from the bestiary section to obsess over. Maybe The Directosaur could help us with that.

Mr. Jacobs, are there any templates in this book?

If so, is it a half-lawful outsider and/or a half-chaotic outsider template? (i.e. like the half-fiend and half-celestial templates already in the game)


CR30 Monster:
We know it's Leviathan now, and that he's Tane, but that still doesn't really necessarily tell us much. Leviathan has been interpreted in media as everything from a dragon to a whale to a Prince of Hell, so it really remains to be seen exactly what his nature is. Fifth Edition just came out with their version of him, and he's a giant water elemental. The original mythology is fairly vague as to what kind of beast he actually is as well. I'd really like to see his art and find out what kind of creature he is exactly.

Grand Lodge

Inquisitive Malefactor wrote:

Well fellows, I suppose now we know what the CR 30 is, we need something else from the bestiary section to obsess over. Maybe The Directosaur could help us with that.

Mr. Jacobs, are there any templates in this book?

If so, is it a half-lawful outsider and/or a half-chaotic outsider template? (i.e. like the half-fiend and half-celestial templates already in the game)

That'd be neat. One of the creations from back in the day that we never saw ever again was a demon/devil hybrid that had ridiculous saves and resistances. I'd like to see something like that in template form.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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Inquisitive Malefactor wrote:

Well fellows, I suppose now we know what the CR 30 is, we need something else from the bestiary section to obsess over. Maybe The Directosaur could help us with that.

Mr. Jacobs, are there any templates in this book?

If so, is it a half-lawful outsider and/or a half-chaotic outsider template? (i.e. like the half-fiend and half-celestial templates already in the game)

There's a couple of simple templates in the book, but no full monster-page entry style templates.

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Wannabe Demon Lord wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

What might tell you more is a close read of the First World softcover. :-P


James Jacobs wrote:
Wannabe Demon Lord wrote:
** spoiler omitted **
What might tell you more is a close read 9of the First World softcover. :-P

So it will remain as a member of the Tane and a creature of the First World, one that puts fear even in the dragon Eldest. It surely will be awesome. I hope it's a magical beast, a really awesome one.

Silver Crusade

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kevin_video wrote:
Inquisitive Malefactor wrote:

Well fellows, I suppose now we know what the CR 30 is, we need something else from the bestiary section to obsess over. Maybe The Directosaur could help us with that.

Mr. Jacobs, are there any templates in this book?

If so, is it a half-lawful outsider and/or a half-chaotic outsider template? (i.e. like the half-fiend and half-celestial templates already in the game)

That'd be neat. One of the creations from back in the day that we never saw ever again was a demon/devil hybrid that had ridiculous saves and resistances. I'd like to see something like that in template form.

Ooo?

I always liked the Concordant Killer (MM4). And the Abominations (ELH)!


What I want to see via the monster section:

The remaining Thane of the First World.

A new celestial for each of the Agathion, Angel, Archon, and Azata races.

A new fiend for each of the Asura, Daemon, Demodand, Demon, Devil, Div, Kyton, Qlippoths.

More Gigas, LOTS more.

The introduction of more powerful Elementals (maybe Elemental Monoliths and Primal Elementals)?

A new Aeon, Inevitable, Protean, and Psychopomp.


From the Management of Expectations Department:

James Jacobs wrote:


Furthermore, the game play niche of the gigas was in the early days intended to fill the CR gap between giants and titans. But that gap no longer exists. We've gone ahead and filled the CR 14 to CR 20 range with a LOT of regular giants.

Long story short, I wouldn't expect to EVER see us put gigases into a hardcover, and we are very unlikely to do much more with them in the very near future. I suppose I could see them leaking in one at a time in an Adventure Path bestiary now and then, but even then... meh.

James Jacobs wrote:

You are not the only one who noticed there is no CR 20 archon.

... Yet.

CR 30:
Leviathan is both a tane and the CR 30.

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Berselius wrote:

What I want to see via the monster section:

The remaining Thane of the First World.

A new celestial for each of the Agathion, Angel, Archon, and Azata races.

A new fiend for each of the Asura, Daemon, Demodand, Demon, Devil, Div, Kyton, Qlippoths.

More Gigas, LOTS more.

The introduction of more powerful Elementals (maybe Elemental Monoliths and Primal Elementals)?

A new Aeon, Inevitable, Protean, and Psychopomp.

jokingly "shocked" voice

...how many pages do you think this book has? That's, like, a full Bestiary's worth of outsiders (and outsider-adjacent creatures). ^_^

Silver Crusade Contributor

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kevin_video wrote:
That'd be neat. One of the creations from back in the day that we never saw ever again was a demon/devil hybrid that had ridiculous saves and resistances.

Ah, the Cathezar. Half marilith, half chain devil. One of my favorites from way back when. ^_^

(It wouldn't surprise me if you were thinking of something else, of course.)

Silver Crusade

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Is anyone else a little disappointed to hear about the write-ups for the core deities? I mean, that was the whole point of Inner Sea Gods, are we at least getting new information about them, or is it basically a reprint?


Berselius wrote:

What I want to see via the monster section:

The remaining Thane of the First World.

A new celestial for each of the Agathion, Angel, Archon, and Azata races.

A new fiend for each of the Asura, Daemon, Demodand, Demon, Devil, Div, Kyton, Qlippoths.

More Gigas, LOTS more.

The introduction of more powerful Elementals (maybe Elemental Monoliths and Primal Elementals)?

A new Aeon, Inevitable, Protean, and Psychopomp.

Mr. Jacobs did say that we aren't getting more Gigas, but he also said that there are probably going to be more bestiaries through the campaign setting line, and the adventure paths are also a possibility.

Many of the things you asked are probably not in the book, but we are getting at least one of the tanes, an archon (CR 20, probably), new inevitables, and I myself would love to see new elementals.


Personally I have enough info on most of the core deities and will read those sections last.


I'm ok with two pages for each god, but more than that would be a waste of pages that could be dedicated to more content about the planes or to even more creatures in the bestiary.

I would have loved if they had included stat blocks for each of the four Elemental Lords.

I'm sure they took Inner Sea Gods into consideration while writing those pages.

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Val'bryn2 wrote:
Is anyone else a little disappointed to hear about the write-ups for the core deities? I mean, that was the whole point of Inner Sea Gods, are we at least getting new information about them, or is it basically a reprint?

As I mentioned in a sister thread, this information supplements that in Inner Sea Gods to a large extent. It focuses on the role of the gods themselves, how to handle divine intervention, and talks about their planar realms.

There's some reprint when it comes to listing things like their domains and sacred animals and the like, but a lot of new information when it comes to their allies and enemies and homes.

(It's always kind of bothered me that we never gave a name to the planar domains of most of the deities until now, or that we've never said in print which deities are lovers, or provided advice to GMs as to what to do if you want divine intervention in the game—THOSE are the topics, which are in large part not covered in any other product we've ever published, that I wanted to include in this book. Overall, the core 20 get much less than "2 pages per" though.)

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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The Gold Sovereign wrote:
Berselius wrote:

What I want to see via the monster section:

The remaining Thane of the First World.

A new celestial for each of the Agathion, Angel, Archon, and Azata races.

A new fiend for each of the Asura, Daemon, Demodand, Demon, Devil, Div, Kyton, Qlippoths.

More Gigas, LOTS more.

The introduction of more powerful Elementals (maybe Elemental Monoliths and Primal Elementals)?

A new Aeon, Inevitable, Protean, and Psychopomp.

Mr. Jacobs did say that we aren't getting more Gigas, but he also said that there are probably going to be more bestiaries through the campaign setting line, and the adventure paths are also a possibility.

Many of the things you asked are probably not in the book, but we are getting at least one of the tanes, an archon (CR 20, probably), new inevitables, and I myself would love to see new elementals.

Gigas are kind of something we evolved away from. The role of a "giant" in the CR 13 to 20 range (which was the original intent of the gigas) ended up simply being filled by more powerful giants. That, plus the fact that gigas have unwieldy stat blocks and art that tends to be very broad (and takes up a lot of space on a page) means that it's pretty much impossible to do a gigas on anything but 2 pages. Which means that if we do all the gigases of the nine outer planes, that's 18 pages of whatever book they're in (and there are more gigases than those 9).

I highly doubt we'll do anything more with gigases in 1st edition... and maybe not even 2nd edition. We'll see.

(It doesn't help that, despite some vocal support, my impression from gamers, be they customers or employees, is that gigases aren't super popular. They're an interesting concept, but they never quite took off, alas.)


Finding out the name of the Deities' domains would be nice to know/

That is a real shame, Gigas are very interesting and flavorful.

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