Pathfinder Adventure: The Fall of Plaguestone

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A Troubled Town

A group of new adventurers traveling through the village of Etran's Folly—also known as Plaguestone—must come together to solve the murder of a friend. What starts as a simple investigation quickly turns sinister with the discovery of forbidden alchemy, mutant animals, and a nearby forest rotting away due to a mysterious blight. It becomes clear that if these heroes don't intervene to stop whatever evil is brewing, the fall of Plaguestone is all but certain!

The Fall of Plaguestone is the first standalone adventure for Pathfinder Second Edition, designed for 1st-level characters. It tells the story of how a group of strangers band together to form a group of adventurers while saving the town of Etran's Folly from a terrifying fate, serving as a perfect introduction to a new Pathfinder campaign!

ISBN: 978-1-64078-174-0

Online Resources: Rules and mechanics from this book can be accessed for free on Paizo's official online resource: Archives of Nethys. Click here!

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Good adventure, not for animal lovers.

4/5

The adventure itself has a lot of good content. The various rewards in this are top-notch; cool items and alchemical recipes. You're not going to be able to get away from a recurring encounters of "beat these aggressive abused animals unconscious", though. Not my idea of a fun thing to run, and it'd be a serious issue for half my players. Four stars because, if that isn't an issue for your group, the rest of this is good.


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NOOOO! You're right, Zaister and Rysky, it's Tuesday today and it's still TWO more days, *snif* :(


I did Gencon pick up. But I have a game at 8 on Thursday, so I have to wait till after noon to even get in line. Really killing me.


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8 a.m. at Gen Con? I thought they didn't even open the doors until 10 a.m.

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Asgetrion wrote:
NOOOO! You're right, Zaister and Rysky, it's Tuesday today and it's still TWO more days, *snif* :(

*hugs*

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Rysky wrote:
Asgetrion wrote:
NOOOO! You're right, Zaister and Rysky, it's Tuesday today and it's still TWO more days, *snif* :(
*hugs*

Thanks, Rysky! That makes me feel a lot better... finally I can say that it's "just" one more day! :)

Silver Crusade

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Asgetrion wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Asgetrion wrote:
NOOOO! You're right, Zaister and Rysky, it's Tuesday today and it's still TWO more days, *snif* :(
*hugs*
Thanks, Rysky! That makes me feel a lot better... finally I can say that it's "just" one more day! :)

Yay!

And ye!

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(BTW, a great review of the Bestiary, Rysky; I was initially on the fence, too, but watching Oblivion Oath has convinced me that most likely I'm going to love 2E, both as a player and a GM. :))

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Yay!

Thankies ^w^

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Minis list for people who want to play asap:

:

Part 1
-Wolves (3)
-Caustic Wolf (m)
-Farmers (14)
-Bee Swarm (L)
-Bloodseekers (4 Stirges)
-Grizzly Bear (L)
-Boar (m)
-Guard Dogs (4) (s)
-Giant Lightning Serpent (m)
-Human w Kukri & x-bow
Part 2
-Bloodlash Bushes (3) (used "Creeper Vine")
-Mutant Wolves (2)
-Vine Lasher (4) s plants (used "Mind Frond")
-Horse (L)
-Orc Brutes (2)
-Icy Rats (2) s
-Fiery Leopard (m)
-Orc Alchemists (2)
-The Sculptor (orc alchemist)
-Blood Ooze (L)
Part 3
-Orc Brutes (5)
-"Lord Nar" (Orc w greatclub)
-Zephyr Hawks (2) s air elementals
-"Graytusk" (female orc w bow)
-Homunculus (t)
-Alchemical Drudges (4) s constructs
-"The Amalgam" L aberration (substitute "Gug")
-Cinder Rat (s) fire elemental
-Giant Bat L
-The Behemoth L construct (substitute Flesh Golem)
-"Vilree" (female elf alchemist w handcrossbow)
Side Quests:
-male Ghost Commoner

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Now that the book 'n PDF're officially out in the wild, here's some Plaguestone XP spreadsheets!

This is a pre-filled reference sheet with numbers assuming your PCs encounter things basically in the order the book presents them.

And here's a link that'll copy an independent, editable version to your Google Drive account!

I am by no means a computer scientist, so I apologize for any clunky formulae :)

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Oh neat, thankies!


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According to Mark Seifter on Twitch, this adventure is likely to sell out soon.

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Woohoo!


Hi, everyone! This is now available for purchase from Fantasy Grounds or on Steam. Sync your account first to get it a discount equivalent to the PDF Price ($15.99)

Pathfinder 2 RPG - The Fall of Plaguestone
Publisher: Paizo Inc.
Type: Adventure
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Error-Typo: Page 30 should say Pathfinder Bestiary 256.


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Franz Lunzer wrote:
That said, you can gain the info from the Bestiary (15$ for the PDF) or from the official 2e PRD for free, once it is available. (That probably won't have the nice pictures)

Good news! The Archives of Nethys PRD does have the pretty pictures!!

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Syri wrote:
Franz Lunzer wrote:
That said, you can gain the info from the Bestiary (15$ for the PDF) or from the official 2e PRD for free, once it is available. (That probably won't have the nice pictures)
Good news! The Archives of Nethys PRD does have the pretty pictures!!

Funny how this one makes me feel good to be wrong.

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Really liked this module, great work, Jason! :)

My only real complaint is that I still don't know how I feel about those colored background "boxes" used with keywords/traits. IMO they are just weird and harder to read than plain, black text.

An honest question, though; 'half-elf' and 'half-orc' are apparently not in use, so you would use 'human' and 'elf' for a half-elf NPC, right? Although I wonder why, because I think it would be more elegant to just use 'half-elf' and 'half-orc', especially when you're trying to quickly find the ancestry.

Another thing: I assume NPCs do not get benefits from ancestry, so that you would not pick heritage or elf feats for an elf NPC, right? At least the stat blocks seem to lack those; they do get skill and class feats normally, if I understood correctly?

Scarab Sages

Hi, I just wanted to know if this adventure came with pre-generated characters? So I could buy it print them out and run it for my group. Thanks!

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jquest716 wrote:
Hi, I just wanted to know if this adventure came with pre-generated characters? So I could buy it print them out and run it for my group. Thanks!

It does not.


I don't know where to ask about this, but I'm having trouble with the pdf I just bought. Usually, when I get pdfs from here (such as Planar Adventures or the Playtest Adventure), I can open them on Acrobat Reader on my iPad and I have an icon at the bottom allowing me to highlight things, add comments and such. Yesterday, I bought this adventure. (It looks great from what I've read so far, by the way). When I wanted to add a comment, I noticed the option is not available? Is there something different with the 2E pdfs? Was there a mistake when I downloaded it? I don't understand.


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Asgetrion wrote:
An honest question, though; 'half-elf' and 'half-orc' are apparently not in use, so you would use 'human' and 'elf' for a half-elf NPC, right? Although I wonder why, because I think it would be more elegant to just use 'half-elf' and 'half-orc', especially when you're trying to quickly find the ancestry.

In Age of Ashes there's a stat block for some half-orcs. They have the human, orc, and half-orc traits listed.


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Any word on when this will be PFS 2.0 legal?

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Who is Keldaran? They are referenced in the second read aloud text.


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Shadowfoot wrote:
Who is Keldaran? They are referenced in the second read aloud text.

That looks to be the only mention of the name in the adventure, but it has to be someone in Bort's caravan crew.

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Joana wrote:
Shadowfoot wrote:
Who is Keldaran? They are referenced in the second read aloud text.
That looks to be the only mention of the name in the adventure, but it has to be someone in Bort's caravan crew.

That is definetly an error, there is no one in the whole book with that Name.

It is very likely Bort's old name and was changed later.


Just curious, if you get this and the AP, can you combine them or is that a bad idea?


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How many pages is it?


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captain yesterday wrote:
How many pages is it?

64.


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Wolftame wrote:
Just curious, if you get this and the AP, can you combine them or is that a bad idea?

Well, they both start at level one, and both are placed in Isger, so I suppose you could combine them somehow - but it might throw off character progression in the AP.


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I'm planning to schedule this module at a convention in November. I am wondering how much time to give each section. If I scheduled 4-5 hours for each of the three parts, do you think that will be sufficient? So, 12-15 hours for the entire adventure?

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GM Harpwizard wrote:
I'm planning to schedule this module at a convention in November. I am wondering how much time to give each section. If I scheduled 4-5 hours for each of the three parts, do you think that will be sufficient? So, 12-15 hours for the entire adventure?

That will work only of you keep it really tight and exclude character creation.

I gamemastered this in 3 sessions of about 8 hours each, but that included character creation, roleplay & lunch breaks. ;-)

Party 3 is especially fight-heavy if you do every fight.
That will definetly take more time than 4-5 hours, so maybe you should skip some encounters or plan for more time.


I like the art of the maps and prefer it over the darker and more generic flip-map art (as far as I can tell from the samples). So I will definitively print these out at scale for putting in the table. Unfortunately Paizo still compresses the living h*ll out of the images inside their PDF files, so there are lots of JPEG artifacts to get rid off.

Are the encounters balanced for a group of four characters?

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Weissrolf wrote:
Are the encounters balanced for a group of four characters?

Yes.


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I think I might get this adventure as well. (I very much want to start a PF2e game, but not sure if I wanna try and commit my 2nd group (who are admittedly still learning PF) to the Age of Ashes AP). This might be right up their alley. ; )

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Has anyone seen, read, or heard if there is, or is going to be a PFS Chronicle sheet for this adventure?

Thanks!


RobertTHEPerylous wrote:

Has anyone seen, read, or heard if there is, or is going to be a PFS Chronicle sheet for this adventure?

Thanks!

There was a comment made earlier that this will be made PFS sanctioned. I too am waiting for this to happen before running this for my group.


Kal Davis wrote:
RobertTHEPerylous wrote:

Has anyone seen, read, or heard if there is, or is going to be a PFS Chronicle sheet for this adventure?

Thanks!

There was a comment made earlier that this will be made PFS sanctioned. I too am waiting for this to happen before running this for my group.

Me too!

Envoy's Alliance

Anyone know if there any way to have a map of the village without tag ?

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Mylamber wrote:
Anyone know if there any way to have a map of the village without tag ?

I've found a way miself, juste copy/paste the map from the pdf, you get it without any name on it, so i can show it to my players :)

Grand Lodge

Want this sanctioned. We started playing assuming it would be, then found out sadly that it is not. Sort of disappointed that it is a Day 1 adventure with no chronicle sheet. We should be getting these, and the ap's with chronicle sheets already ready to go.

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Michael Sayre has said he was hoping to have the sanctioning documents ready by the end of August, but its more likely sometime in September. Keep watch. We should have it soon.

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Currently running this starting yesterday and we are having lots of fun with it :) Probably gonna wait bit more(or until end of adventure) before reviewing it, but wanted to say that I would recommend it at least.


TwilightKnight wrote:
Michael Sayre has said he was hoping to have the sanctioning documents ready by the end of August, but its more likely sometime in September. Keep watch. We should have it soon.

Hooray

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I don't have a date for you on the sanctioning docs (yet), but this is one of the first things I'm going to be following up with Linda about on Tuesday when everyone's back in the office to make sure we finish getting the Chronicles and play docs up ASAP.

We'll have the typical grace period where if you've already played this before the sanctioning docs hit the site, your GM will still be able to issue Chronicle sheets for you.


I'm running 2 of my 4 groups through this on Roll20 and have had 4 sessions for each group, nice all around Adventure and look forward to many more before the groups complete this.

All the players are really taking to PF II, NICE!!

My only quibble is the "watercolory 5th Ed style" maps, but understand its just a 1-4 level module, so I made all new ones. Age of Ashes have great maps with the style I like though!! Thanks for that Paizo hope it stays that way!!!

Tom

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What, this module's maps are great too! <_<


LOL, everyone has their own specific tastes, I was quite unhappy the way they changed up the latest PF I AP map style. If I wanted those kind of visuals I'd be playing that "other" system, ya know...

But as I said its understandable for a 1-4 level adventure and its just a real good all around intro module to highlight the new system as well. And I can bask in the glory of AoA's map style !!

Tom

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TRDG wrote:

My only quibble is the "watercolory 5th Ed style" maps, but understand its just a 1-4 level module, so I made all new ones.

Tom

any chance of sharing those maps you made ?

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I'm surprised that there hasn't been any reviews yet. :(

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