Pathfinder Player Companion: Chronicle of Legends

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Go Out with a Bang!

All great characters reach the point where their stories grow from heroic into something of legend. Deep in the archives of the Pathfinder Society are tales of legendary heroes who employed high-level class options, wielded magical relics once used by Golarion's greatest figures, trained in prestige classes with occult power, and cast magic in extraplanar battles too powerful or dangerous to unleash on Golarion. Whether you're wrapping up a campaign or just starting one, Pathfinder Player Companion: Chronicle of Legends offers everything you need to bring a legendary touch to your game!

Inside this book you'll find:

  • New abilities for all types of characters, including powerful traits that grow in strength with a character's existing traits, new ways to improve the versatility of your favorite spells, and feats to support characters with levels in a prestige class.
  • Potent magic items, including storied items that gain new abilities when brought together as a set and legendary relics that grow in power alongside their owners.
  • Powerful capstone abilities for 20th-level characters, including general capstones available to all classes and alternate capstones for every one of Pathfinder's character classes.

This Pathfinder Player Companion is intended for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and the Pathfinder Campaign Setting, but it can easily be incorporated into any fantasy world.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64078-136-8

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Disappointingly Underwhelming

2/5

I was hyped by the preview and description only to be overwhelmingly disappointed in the product. I bought it for the Prestige Class support and new capstones. There is almost no support for the core prestige classes, just two "new" ones that are for classes outside the core book. The capstones are underwhelming. This book seems be half baked ideas, good ideas, that were just not cared for as 2nd Edition is about to come out.


It Will Be Legendary!

5/5

The main thing I really enjoyed about this book is the alternate capstones . Though there are some interesting class features and even stuff for Ninjas. It does make make me sad that 1e is ending especially how much great stuff has been coming out lately.


So player companion book line went out with a bang...

5/5

Seriously, tons of cool stuff in this, alternate(or new in case of wizard and cleric) capstones are cool, legacy items are cool, two new prestige classes, lots of class specific abilities(even ninjas :D), magic tricks and item set bonuses are cool too. And there aren't even archetypes in this, but still so much cool stuff on both mechanical and flavor wise!

Its kinda making me feel sad since it really kinda feels like ending for 1e considering amount of cool stuff put into this and how inside cover page tells of some of past PFS events :'D


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Announced for May! Product image and description are not final and are subject to change.


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I know this is only a placeholder cover, but who is that pictured on this non-final cover?


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Chronicle of Legends Product Description wrote:
... magical relics that grow in strength alongside the heroes that wield them...

Oh, YES!


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David knott 242 wrote:

I know this is only a placeholder cover, but who is that pictured on this non-final cover?

That's a kick-ass picture, I wonder where that is from?

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The placeholder art is from whichever volume of Legacy of Fire introduced the leucrotta to Pathfinder - either the first or second, I imagine. ^_^


Sweet! More capstones, relics AND spells! :D


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New capstones?! Now that sounds interesting.

Dark Archive

So is this the penultimate Player Companion for PF 1.0 or will there be more?


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Kalindlara wrote:
The placeholder art is from whichever volume of Legacy of Fire introduced the leucrotta to Pathfinder - either the first or second, I imagine. ^_^

So who is the warrior pictured there? She does not appear to be one of the iconics.

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David knott 242 wrote:
Kalindlara wrote:
The placeholder art is from whichever volume of Legacy of Fire introduced the leucrotta to Pathfinder - either the first or second, I imagine. ^_^
So who is the warrior pictured there? She does not appear to be one of the iconics.

She doesn't appear in any other art that I know of, so... leucrotta food, presumably.


Well leucrotta need to eat;)

I hope the new capstone powers do not need archetypes.


Dragon78 wrote:

I hope the new capstone powers do not need archetypes.

I'd doubt it, it says 'new class options and capstones," if the capstones were part of archetypes it would be redundant to give capstones it's own mention.

So I think you can look forward to new capstones whether your character uses an archetype or not.


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Technically, the alternate capstones could be expressed as simple archetypes that replace only your capstone ability.

But I guess we will find out for sure when the product description is finalized next year.


Kalindlara wrote:
David knott 242 wrote:
Kalindlara wrote:
The placeholder art is from whichever volume of Legacy of Fire introduced the leucrotta to Pathfinder - either the first or second, I imagine. ^_^
So who is the warrior pictured there? She does not appear to be one of the iconics.
She doesn't appear in any other art that I know of, so... leucrotta food, presumably.

The art actually is from Second Darkness part 5, A Memory of Darkness, bestiary chapter

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That's what I get for posting without access to my books. ^_^


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YES!!!! I love the various Pathfinder Chronicles in game literature with skill bonuses. To have a Player Companion named for it and including 'lost' or 'recently discovered' new items/magic?

PRICELESS!

Gimme NOW!

Please?!


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I'm afraid we can't do that, Dave.

...this reference admittedly works way better for Starfinder stuff. ^_^


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Isabelle Lee wrote:

I'm afraid we can't do that, Dave.

...this reference admittedly works way better for Starfinder stuff. ^_^

How dare you bring up that evil stepchild in a Pathfinder thread!

;P


Please, don't even mention it's name.


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Paizo will eventually become a Starfinder company that produces PF2 as a sideline.

Dark Archive

So, what do you think will be the last PC?


I imagine the answer is no, but this sounds like a good place to have some last 1E mythic support (and I'd like to see it if so!)

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Cthulhudrew wrote:
I imagine the answer is no, but this sounds like a good place to have some last 1E mythic support (and I'd like to see it if so!)

We are definitely sneaking in some mythic support before we close the door on 1E!


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Marco Massoudi wrote:
So, what do you think will be the last PC?

This could be it unless they announce a July player companion next month.


Luis Loza wrote:
Cthulhudrew wrote:
I imagine the answer is no, but this sounds like a good place to have some last 1E mythic support (and I'd like to see it if so!)
We are definitely sneaking in some mythic support before we close the door on 1E!

Yay!

Dark Archive

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David knott 242 wrote:
Marco Massoudi wrote:
So, what do you think will be the last PC?

This could be it unless they announce a July player companion next month.

There have been player companions announced for january, march & may of 2019.

Pathfinder 2.0 is supposed to be out in august, so i guess one more is very possible.

Paizo is also very late with announcing their july products this month, they have announced their june products 5 weeks ago.


Brother Fen wrote:
Luis Loza wrote:
We are definitely sneaking in some mythic support before we close the door on 1E!
Yay!

Double that yay!

Yayay!!

(Especially if it happens to benefit some of the post-Mythic classes that haven't had as much of a chance to get their share of mythic treatment.)

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Cthulhudrew wrote:

(Especially if it happens to benefit some of the post-Mythic classes that haven't had as much of a chance to get their share of mythic treatment.)

>_>

<_<

Totally a secret:

It does.


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Well, 1e certainly is going out with a bang, that's for sure! I've barely peeked at this side of the site for a while, and this is certainly an awesome thing to come across!


well any mythic stuff is okay for my pathfinder lounge but i am looking for that new items and class stuff.


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We now have confirmation from Luis Loza in his interview on Know Direction that this book is the last PF1 Player Companion and the alternate capstones will (very appropriately) be in the last section of this book.

The mythic material will be in Heroes of Golarion a couple of months earlier.


Sounds pretty neat. Bitter sweet but neat!


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I rather hope we get new options and/or capstones for all classes, including base, alternate, hybrid and occult. It would be nice for no one to be left out!

But, pragmatically, that may make the book a bit too large. Oh well; a man can dream! ^_^

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Dreams come true! Every core, base, hybrid, and occult class is getting a new capstone! Everyone is here!


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Luis Loza wrote:
Dreams come true! Every core, base, hybrid, and occult class is getting a new capstone! Everyone is here!

That's great news! These last two player companions really are shaping up to be a great send-off. I'm positively excited.


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I'm really excited for this! Classes I'm most looking forward to it on:

Spoiler:

- Cleric, since they don't get one.
- Witch. They do basically get one, but by level 20 you've already picked one or two of your favorite hexes. If it's just the level 20 hex being replaced, it's kind of a double capstone!
- Mesmerist. While I'm happy with the existing capstone, I know some people want something a little less nefarious.
- Spiritualist. Hopefully something for the people that keep their phantom out!
- Summoner. Twin Eidolon just seems like a hassle to run, as cool as it is.
- Wizard/Sorcerer/Oracle/Shaman/Bloodrager. For any of the classes where bloodline-equivalent determines your capstone, it'll be cool to have the option to trade it out for something different if it doesn't appeal to you.
- Anything that gets a special attack as a capstone. Just looking forward to seeing a different take on the class.


It would be interesting but a little surprising if the new capstones work with archetypes that already traded out the usual capstone.


Xenocrat wrote:
It would be interesting but a little surprising if the new capstones work with archetypes that already traded out the usual capstone.

I don't think there's any reason it couldn't work this way assuming "you can pick a new capstone" involves new rules and isn't just an archetype which does nothing until level 20.

I mean, all archetypes which trade away a capstone do so for a different capstone, and they generally do it for reasons of thematics or applicability and not power/balance reasons. At least I hope that "we'll make the capstone worse to make up for all the good stuff this archetype gives at lower levels" was never a serious design principle, as capstone power levels are all over the place anyway (though "this archetype's capstone is a downgrade, but that's fine" is A-OK.)

I mean, if you wanted to trade away your capstone entirely the way to do that was "multiclassing".


Wow, every class getting a new 20th level capstone, that is awesome.


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Dragon78 wrote:
Wow, every class getting a new 20th level capstone, that is awesome.

I must be missing something......how often do people actually play a character to 20th level ?

We do AP's....so generally never make it to capstone ability :P


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No one plays to 20th level because the capstones are no good, obviously!


Mute Oracle finally? Maybe a Death Oracle/Shaman with Channel Negative Energy?


nighttree wrote:
Dragon78 wrote:
Wow, every class getting a new 20th level capstone, that is awesome.

I must be missing something......how often do people actually play a character to 20th level ?

We do AP's....so generally never make it to capstone ability :P

Return of the Runelords hits level 20 per the solicit, and there's a chance that the last one (tyrant's grasp?) does as well. So you're in luck.


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IIRC, it was confirmed that Tyrant's Grasp does not reach level 20.

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In 2e though its apparently currently goal to have each ap to go to level 20 due to exp system being different. But thats a different edition than what these capstones are for


nighttree wrote:
Dragon78 wrote:
Wow, every class getting a new 20th level capstone, that is awesome.

I must be missing something......how often do people actually play a character to 20th level ?

We do AP's....so generally never make it to capstone ability :P

Most APs also have a "Continuing the Adventure" article at the end of the final installment with suggestions to allow the characters to continue adventuring after the AP is complete.

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I am looking forward to this book. It is probably one of the last pathfinder things I will be buying,


Will there be an alternate capstone for alternate classes? Even just saying Samurai/Ninja/Antipaladin can take their parent classes would be nice.

PFRPGrognard wrote:
nighttree wrote:
Dragon78 wrote:
Wow, every class getting a new 20th level capstone, that is awesome.

I must be missing something......how often do people actually play a character to 20th level ?

We do AP's....so generally never make it to capstone ability :P

Most APs also have a "Continuing the Adventure" article at the end of the final installment with suggestions to allow the characters to continue adventuring after the AP is complete.

There's also the Dungeon Magazine APs. Those actually hit 21 (though it comes so late into the final part you can skip it if you don't use the Epic rules, or just give them a mythic tier if converting to PF). Way of the Wicked, possibly some other third party APS, also go to 20.


Oh, I do have to wonder what they could possibly give the Wizard that would gain any consideration. Their existing capstone is (as of Ultimate Magic) literally titled Immortality.


One of my absolute biggest complaints about PF is the lack of a capstone for the cleric!!

Sucks that it took this long to fix that(Imo, the cleric should have gotten an unchained version), but I am so happy they're finally getting one.

I really hope it's badass.

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