Pathfinder Adventure Path #139: The Dead Roads (The Tyrant's Grasp 1 of 6)

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by Ron Lundeen

The Dead Roads (1 of 6): The calamitous return of the lich-king known as the Whispering Tyrant pitches the heroes into the land of the dead, but alive and intact. When the psychopomps—guides for the deceased—are at a loss to explain their unusual arrival, the heroes must navigate a treacherous landscape along the secret Dead Roads that tie the afterlife to the living world. Can the heroes survive otherworldly dangers and return to life, or will they fall to the reaper?

The Tyrant's Grasp Adventure Path Summary

The heroes awaken already defeated—slain by a superweapon unlike anything seen before on Golarion. They must fight their way back to the land of the living and warn the rest of Lastwall of this new threat in the grasp of the newly returned lich-king long thought consigned to history. Will hubris damn the last bulwark against the Whispering Tyrant's return? And can a handful of heroes stand against one of the most ancient threats ever to loom over Golarion?

ISBN-13: 978-1-64078-111-5

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Dark Archive

So the heroes are not dead and have to return to live, but they are alive and bodily inside the realm of the dead - interesting.

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Having very much liked Starfinder AP#7 from Ron Lundeen, i am very excited to see the opening of a Pathfinder AP written by him.

Was there ever a book one by Ron (i only remember later books being from him) or is this the first?


....seems like there are some contradictions in the descriptions....

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Marco Massoudi wrote:

Having very much liked Starfinder AP#7 from Ron Lundeen, i am very excited to see the opening of a Pathfinder AP written by him.

Was there ever a book one by Ron (i only remember later books being from him) or is this the first?

Nope, this is my first Chapter 1 to an AP. Now, the only chapter I haven't written for Pathfinder AP is a Chapter 4 (Although I wrote Chapter 4 for an upcoming Starfinder AP).

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nighttree wrote:
....seems like there are some contradictions in the descriptions....

Are the PCs dead? Or not? That's a question likely to puzzle them, as well!


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Time for Ghostwalk!


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This seems very interesting


I like it for the fact Tar-Barphon is cool. And so is Ustalav. :)

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Ah, more 'pomp action. So much the better! :D


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What do rebel spirit guides wear when they are young?

A Pomp-a-Dour

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Psychopomp Rockabillies! Suh-weet!


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I hope this AP finally get us a Campaign Setting for Geb...

...... Or maybe a Kingdoms of Magic for Geb and Nex. =D

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The Gold Sovereign wrote:

I hope this AP finally get us a Campaign Setting for Geb...

...... Or maybe a Kingdoms of Magic for Geb and Nex. =D

That would be nice, but it doesn't seem to be connected to Geb, judging from the temporary descriptions from books 1-3.

Well, maybe Arazni shows up in later books? ;-)

A Lastwall Campaign Setting may be moot after this AP...


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Marco Massoudi wrote:
The Gold Sovereign wrote:

I hope this AP finally get us a Campaign Setting for Geb...

...... Or maybe a Kingdoms of Magic for Geb and Nex. =D

That would be nice, but it doesn't seem to be connected to Geb, judging from the temporary descriptions from books 1-3.

Well, maybe Arazni shows up in later books? ;-)

A Lastwall Campaign Setting may be moot after this AP...

We do know what all the Campaign Setting books are up to the end of 1st Ed. Last one will be on Druma, as at the paizocon or gencon panal on it they talked about how a big bad undead lich who may be coming back and looking at a specific rock that may grant one the ability to become a god and a specific nation of merchants and an odd Philosophy that may be in his way as a direct method of marching an army to go get this rock...


Any word on if we will get PF1 info on Arcadia ?


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nighttree wrote:
Any word on if we will get PF1 info on Arcadia ?

I think Logan Bonner mentioned (in this past Friday's Twitch) that there is a visit to Arcadia somewhere in this last adventure path.


Yeah I think we'll know by about...book 5 or 6 maybe? I doubt we'll know before then.

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Arcadia seems like an odd stop for this AP, but I'll not complain!


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Dot.


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They will join us or die. Then join join us in undeath.
-Tar-Baphon grand strategy memo


Is this going to be PF Classic or PF 2.0?


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quibblemuch wrote:
Is this going to be PF Classic or PF 2.0?

This is the last PF Classic adventure path.


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Excellent. I showed the blurb for the first chapter to my regular group and one of them took money out of his wallet and threw it at me. I take it that's a strong yes for doing the AP.


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nighttree wrote:
Any word on if we will get PF1 info on Arcadia ?

Part 5 will have a quest to Arcadia, to find a weapon made by Arodon. It's to include a double gazetteer on Arcadia.

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