Pathfinder Lost Omens: Absalom, City of Lost Omens

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For nearly 5,000 years, the great city of Absalom has stood at the center of the Inner Sea's culture, commerce, and prophecy. Now, with the death of the city's founder-god Aroden, the disappearance of the city's lord mayor, and newly launched attacks from some of its greatest foes, Absalom stands at the gateway to a new and uncertain destiny!

This lore-packed 296-page hardcover guide to the locations, denizens, and adventures of Pathfinder's most famous city is the largest Pathfinder city sourcebook to date, presenting a fascinating locale suitable for years of adventure! A huge 8-panel poster map of the city sets the scene in unprecedented detail, allowing your heroes to walk upon streets paved with centuries of history, following the steps of generations of questing heroes to chart a new path for the City at the Center of the World!

ISBN: 978-1-64078-235-8

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So when they say map, do they mean like a fold out map? Cause that would be great for some of my players.

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[TZO]Huzzah![/TZO] :)

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Thomas Seitz wrote:
So when they say map, do they mean like a fold out map? Cause that would be great for some of my players.

Yes, it's a poster-sized map with eight panels a little smaller than a page. Similar to the poster map in the Inner Sea World Guide, for example.

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Can you please make a larger poster map as a separate product?
It's nice to have a "small" one with the book, but this screams for a map folio with a really large map for use with the "Agents of Edgewater" campaign and for city adventures in general. ;-)

Scarab Sages

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Will there be any new monsters, equipment, feats, or Archetypes in this book?

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I'm just glad that in 2e the Skinsaw Cultists still rock that demented clown style :D


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I am definitely looking forward to this book.


Glad its a 296 pages book, I think the smaller 136 or so pages hardcover would not be enough to make the setting's main city justice. Realy looking foward to this one!

Silver Crusade

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Skinsaw!

Grand Lodge

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Cool can't wait for this.


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The opponents Ezren and Merisiel are fighting in the streets of Absalom seem to have been upgraded from the picture from 1E.

:)

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Oooooh yes, The City At The Center Of The World is finally going to be, erm, a city at the center of the world.


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I like poster maps. I'd like them even better if Paizo would sell them separately, and rolled. I know the shipping would be more, but I don't care. :-)


Stratagemini wrote:
Will there be any new monsters, equipment, feats, or Archetypes in this book?

God I hope so, otherwise it would seem like a huge waste. For instance, this would be a great place to put the wave rider.


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What would Rip Hunter's time ship be doing in Absalom?


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Below is a list of various things with a connection to the Absalom Meta-Region that I would be happy to see in this book. Most importantly are the Monsters, I want all the monsters to be in this book!

Archetypes
Seeker (Pathfinder Society)
Arcanamirium Crafter (Arcanamirium, Absalom)
Lore Warden (Pathfinder Society)
Name-Keeper (Pathfinder Society)
Wave Rider (Sea Cavalry of Absalom)
Tempered Champion (Tempering Hall, Absalom)
Vessel of the Failed (Shrine of the Failed, Absalom)
Seeker (Pathfinder Society)
Scroll Scoundrel (Pathfinder Society)
Dimensional Occultist (Pathfinders)

Monsters
Croaker – Hangman’s Noose
Gutdragging Lurcher – Hangman’s Noose
Shadowy Lurker – Gallery of Evil
Painted Creation – Gallery of Evil (see also Trompe L’Oeil – Horror Adventures)
Onyvolan – Pathfinder #127
Zana – Pathfinder #107

Locations
Beldrin’s Bluff (See Hangman’s Noose)
- Arboretum Arcanis
- Beldrin’s Tower
- The Drownyard
- Stinger’s Scar
Ivy District (See Gallery of Evil)
The Blessed Cup, Puddles District (See Heaven Unleashed)
The Laughing Sword, Ivy District (See Magical Market Place)

Equipment and Services
Leaf Armor – Gallery of Evil
Badger Plush – Merchant’s Manifest
Clockwork Dial – Merchant’s Manifest
Wasp Metheglin – Merchant’s Manifest
Commissioned Broadsheet – Merchant’s Manifest
Hireling, Crier – Merchant’s Manifest
Caydenbrew – Adventurer’s Armory
Pathfinder Chronicles, Vol. 2 – Pathfinder Society Primer

Magic Items
Animator Brush – Gallery of Evil
Portrait of Health – Gallery of Evil
Sorcerous Pigments – Gallery of Evil
Censuring Placard – Inner Sea Temples (Cayden Cailean Temple in Absalom)
Neverspill Goblet – Inner Sea Temples (Cayden Cailean Temple in Absalom)
Parting Glass – Inner Sea Temples (Cayden Cailean Temple in Absalom)
Thunder Collar – Inner Sea Temples (Cayden Cailean Temple in Absalom)
Watchful Tankard – Inner Sea Temples (Cayden Cailean Temple in Absalom)
Harrow Deck of Secret Schemes – Inner Sea intrigue
Andoren Emancipation Hammer – Merchant’s Manifest
Desert Veil – Merchant’s Manifest
Mother-Sphinx Token – Merchant’s Manifest
Cathedral Pit Stone – Merchant’s Manifest
Whisper Safe – Merchant’s Manifest
Crusader’s Scabbard – Magical Market Place
Gossamer Shrouds of the Clairvoyant – Magical Market Place
Skullduster – Magical Market Place
Hollis’s Lucky Rock – Magical Market Place
Wary Ring – Magical Market Place
Waverider Breastplate – Inner Sea Monster Codex
Errani Kamaki – Inner Sea Races
Final Word – Inner Sea Combat
Eye of the Overwatched – Occult Relams
Wayfinder of Many Paths – Lost Treasures

Artifacts
Id Portrait (Minor Artifact) – Gallery of Evil (see also Artifacts and Legends)

Spells
Ferment – Inner Sea Temples (Cayden Cailean Temple in Absalom)
Free Spirit – Inner Sea Temples (Cayden Cailean Temple in Absalom)
Knock, Mass – Inner Sea Temples (Cayden Cailean Temple in Absalom)
Spirit Share – Inner Sea Temples (Cayden Cailean Temple in Absalom)

Poisons
Marvelous Fear Gas – Inner Sea Intrigue

Backgrounds
Sophisticated Citizen – Merchant’s Manifest pg. 2
Absalom Hotspur – Inner Sea Primer pg. 4
Cosmopolitan – Inner Sea Primer pg. 4
Absalom Bouncer – Advanced Class Origins
Amiable Briber – Adventurer’s Armory
Crowd Dodger – Quests and Campaigns
Friends in High Places – Quests and Campaigns
Destined for Greatness – Dungeoneer’s Handbook
Exalted of the Society – Faction Guide
Founders’ Heritage – Arcane Anthology
Maestro of the Society – Faction Guide
Proper Training – PFS Guide to Organized Play
Seafaring Reputation – Heroes of the Streets
Seeking Adventure – Legacy of Fire Players Guide
Siege Defender – Arcane Anthology

Organizations
Forae Logos – Inner Sea Intrigue
Guild of Wonders – Inner Sea Intrigue
Cosmic Mystery Cult – Chronicle of the Righteous (Any specific cult have a larger following in Absalom?)
Cults of the Failed – Disciple’s Doctrine
Harbingers of Fate – Disciple’s Doctrine


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So, ah, not to burst anyone's bubble, but do be aware that by the time a product has been publicly announced, about 98% of the writing is completed, and has been for months.

Publication pipelines are long.


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Mikhail Rekun wrote:

So, ah, not to burst anyone's bubble, but do be aware that by the time a product has been publicly announced, about 98% of the writing is completed, and has been for months.

Publication pipelines are long.

I for one already knew this, but its nice to dream.


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Valantrix1 wrote:
Mikhail Rekun wrote:

So, ah, not to burst anyone's bubble, but do be aware that by the time a product has been publicly announced, about 98% of the writing is completed, and has been for months.

Publication pipelines are long.

I for one already knew this, but its nice to dream.

Indeed, it is nice to dream. Also, I figure it doesn't hurt to mention all the fun stuff out there from earlier books.

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It's great that this comes out 2 months before "Agents of Edgewatch" starts, so a GM can familiarize with the City before starting the campaign.

Still, i wish for a poster map folio for that campaign, because a big spoilerfree map for players and a spoilerfilled map for a GM is a must for a big city campaign.


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This. Sounds. Amazing.


VERY interested!!

Tom

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Thank you for making a LARGE CITY MAP OF ABSALOM!!!


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Valantrix1 wrote:
I for one already knew this, but its nice to dream.

Cthulhu does that.


James Jacobs said in his thread that the cornucopias are retconned out. That is an interesting choice.

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This is going to be such an incredible read.

I hope the other nine regions in the Lost Omen World Guide are done in this large book format as well.

I am new to Pathfinder since PF 2e and I have learned so much about the lore of the world by reading the new World guide.

Top notch quality.


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Wow. Just shy of three hundred pages! That is a hefty book. Considering how much they managed to pack into the 64-page books, I can't wait to see Absalom fleshed out.


I am looking forward to see the first more detailed region (or in this case city) to play in outside of published adventures.
(At the moment I am thinking about designing a campaign similar to the D&D campaign "the Shackled City" with Absalom as the PC's home base).

The Lost Omens World Guide says that all people (From all cultures such as Kellid, Taldan etc. and all Ancestries such as Elves, Gnomes etc.) are common.

Will we get nonetheless some sample names for player Characters/own NPCs?

Will there be some information on the wilderness around Absalom, for example popular dungeons and/or common monsters near the city (in the way it was made with the town of Sandpoint in the 1E Pathfinder beginner box?)

And will another setting book describe the rest of the Starstone Isle?


I would not mind if this was the cover. I like it.

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I thought it was the cover since it is new art as far as I know? ._.;

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Wizkids have announced their next minis product: "Pathfinder Battles: City of Lost Omens" yesterday.

That probably means that some creatures in this book and the "Agents of Edgewatch" adventure path, which takes place completely in Asalom, will be featured in that set.

The case incentive consists of two adult Dragons, a Black and a red one.

Release date is somewhere in june 2020 (probably 24th).


Where can we see the information on that, Marco?

The Exchange

As someone who adores urban adventures, all this yes!

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Terevalis Unctio of House Mysti wrote:
Where can we see the information on that, Marco?

Wizkids release schedule

icv2 article

Sovereign Court

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Really looking forward to this one!!

I ran a mini campaign a few years ago using the previous Absalom book, and It was one of my favorite. I love the variance between all the districts and was a great urban campaign.

Can't wait for more info about the city at the center of the Inner Sea!


Marco Massoudi wrote:
Terevalis Unctio of House Mysti wrote:
Where can we see the information on that, Marco?

Wizkids release schedule

icv2 article

Tanti grazie!

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I haven't been that excited about a city book since Ptolus came out years ago. Looking forward to this. And almost 300 pages - wow, so cool!


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Looking forward to this!

Questions:
-Any random encounter tables?
-Mini/Side adventure?

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Update: Sorry to be the bearer of bad news folks, but unfortunately Absalom: City of Lost Omens and the associated City of Lost Omens Poster Map Folio have been put on hold. We don't currently have an estimated release date, but we'll be sure to inform you as soon as we have one. Thanks for your understanding!


Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Lost Omens, PF Special Edition Subscriber

Knew it was coming, but I've been crossing my fingers anyways.

Here's hoping products resume real smoothly when things start up again!


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Ah crap. I thought this would happen, but I was hoping it wouldn't. Stay safe everyone, that is what is important.


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Katina Davis wrote:
Update: Sorry to be the bearer of bad news folks, but unfortunately Absalom: City of Lost Omens and the associated City of Lost Omens Poster Map Folio have been put on hold. We don't currently have an estimated release date, but we'll be sure to inform you as soon as we have one. Thanks for your understanding!

Thank you for your information.

Is there anywhere a single source listing every covid-19 related delay?

I'm looking for an answer to the question "what products are delayed" and there must be a better way of finding out than checking each and every individual product thread?

That is, is this communication the only confirmed delay or are there others? If there are others, where do I find a compiled list of every such communication?

Thank you


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Zapp wrote:
Katina Davis wrote:
Update: Sorry to be the bearer of bad news folks, but unfortunately Absalom: City of Lost Omens and the associated City of Lost Omens Poster Map Folio have been put on hold. We don't currently have an estimated release date, but we'll be sure to inform you as soon as we have one. Thanks for your understanding!

Thank you for your information.

Is there anywhere a single source listing every covid-19 related delay?

I'm looking for an answer to the question "what products are delayed" and there must be a better way of finding out than checking each and every individual product thread?

That is, is this communication the only confirmed delay or are there others? If there are others, where do I find a compiled list of every such communication?

Thank you

You could subscribe to Katina's RSS feed here:

https://paizo.com/people/KatinaDavis&xml=atom

Paizo Employee Marketing & Media Manager

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Zaister wrote:
Zapp wrote:
Katina Davis wrote:
Update: Sorry to be the bearer of bad news folks, but unfortunately Absalom: City of Lost Omens and the associated City of Lost Omens Poster Map Folio have been put on hold. We don't currently have an estimated release date, but we'll be sure to inform you as soon as we have one. Thanks for your understanding!

Thank you for your information.

Is there anywhere a single source listing every covid-19 related delay?

I'm looking for an answer to the question "what products are delayed" and there must be a better way of finding out than checking each and every individual product thread?

That is, is this communication the only confirmed delay or are there others? If there are others, where do I find a compiled list of every such communication?

Thank you

You could subscribe to Katina's RSS feed here:

https://paizo.com/people/KatinaDavis&xml=atom

We keep the Release Schedule updated (see footer). That's the best page to use.


Aaron Shanks wrote:
Zaister wrote:
Zapp wrote:
Katina Davis wrote:
Update: Sorry to be the bearer of bad news folks, but unfortunately Absalom: City of Lost Omens and the associated City of Lost Omens Poster Map Folio have been put on hold. We don't currently have an estimated release date, but we'll be sure to inform you as soon as we have one. Thanks for your understanding!

Thank you for your information.

Is there anywhere a single source listing every covid-19 related delay?

I'm looking for an answer to the question "what products are delayed" and there must be a better way of finding out than checking each and every individual product thread?

That is, is this communication the only confirmed delay or are there others? If there are others, where do I find a compiled list of every such communication?

Thank you

You could subscribe to Katina's RSS feed here:

https://paizo.com/people/KatinaDavis&xml=atom

We keep the Release Schedule updated (see footer). That's the best page to use.

I never noticed that link. Thanks!

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Gisher wrote:
Aaron Shanks wrote:
Zaister wrote:
Zapp wrote:
Katina Davis wrote:
Update: Sorry to be the bearer of bad news folks, but unfortunately Absalom: City of Lost Omens and the associated City of Lost Omens Poster Map Folio have been put on hold. We don't currently have an estimated release date, but we'll be sure to inform you as soon as we have one. Thanks for your understanding!

Thank you for your information.

Is there anywhere a single source listing every covid-19 related delay?

I'm looking for an answer to the question "what products are delayed" and there must be a better way of finding out than checking each and every individual product thread?

That is, is this communication the only confirmed delay or are there others? If there are others, where do I find a compiled list of every such communication?

Thank you

You could subscribe to Katina's RSS feed here:

https://paizo.com/people/KatinaDavis&xml=atom

We keep the Release Schedule updated (see footer). That's the best page to use.
I never noticed that link. Thanks!

Wow, me neither. Thanks Aaron ^w^

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It's less than ideal that this book doesn't come out before the "Agents of Edgewatch" adventure path for gamemasters who want to prepare the AP.

But do the writers for the adventure path volumes actually have access to a rough cut edition of the material?


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Marco Massoudi wrote:

It's less than ideal that this book doesn't come out before the "Agents of Edgewatch" adventure path for gamemasters who want to prepare the AP.

But do the writers for the adventure path volumes actually have access to a rough cut edition of the material?

Agreed, really hope we get this book at least moderately concurrently to Agents of Edgewatch and Dead God's Hand. Hell, I'm just wildly stoked for this book, period.

Though the standard advice of "wait for the whole AP to release before you start it" seems especially prudent in the case of AoE, as there may be long mystery arcs and/or recurring characters with later-revealed backstories or motivations...


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Sporkedup wrote:
Marco Massoudi wrote:

It's less than ideal that this book doesn't come out before the "Agents of Edgewatch" adventure path for gamemasters who want to prepare the AP.

But do the writers for the adventure path volumes actually have access to a rough cut edition of the material?

Agreed, really hope we get this book at least moderately concurrently to Agents of Edgewatch and Dead God's Hand. Hell, I'm just wildly stoked for this book, period.

Though the standard advice of "wait for the whole AP to release before you start it" seems especially prudent in the case of AoE, as there may be long mystery arcs and/or recurring characters with later-revealed backstories or motivations...

Dead God’s Hand doesn’t com out until November so unless these are pushed to next year we should be ok.

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