Pathfinder Lost Omens: Gods & Magic

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No fantasy setting is complete without a pantheon of powerful deities for its characters to worship or fear. Whether you're a sneaky rogue asking the god of thievery for a blessing on your next heist or a valorous crusader calling the might of your patron down upon the forces of evil, faith and the forces behind it are key to every character's identity. Within this volume you'll find details on the gods and non-deific faiths of the Age of Lost Omens from the perspective of their clergy and lay worshipers. You'll also discover new domains, feats, and spells to customize your character, and an exhaustive index of hundreds of deities from the Pathfinder setting you can worship (and the mechanical benefits of doing so).

An indispensable 128-page resource for both players looking to flesh out their characters' motivations and Game Masters aiming to bring the evil cults, zealous evangelists, and holy warriors of their campaigns to life, Pathfinder Lost Omens Gods & Magic is an essential addition to any Pathfinder Second Edition campaign!

Written by: Robert Adducci, Amirali Attar Olyaee, Calder CaDavid, James Case, Adam Daigle, Katina Davis, Leo Glass, Joshua Grinlinton, James Jacobs, Virginia Jordan, Jason Keeley, Jacky Leung, Lyz Liddell, Ron Lundeen, Stephanie Lundeen, Jacob W. Michaels, Matt Morris, Dave Nelson, Samantha Phelan, Jennifer Povey, Jessica Redekop, Nathan Reinecke, Patrick Renie, David N. Ross, Simone D. Sallé, Michael Sayre, David Schwartz, Shahreena Shahrani, Isabelle Thorne, Marc Thuot, Jason Tondro, and Diego Valdez

ISBN: 978-1-64078-202-0

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A decent book but not as good as I expected...

3/5

There are a lot of good things in this book, but there are also things that I found confusing or even contradictory to previous lore. And there are a few things I would have left out completely.

I love the new feats, some of them really make the most of the new action economy, and the Pantheon rules and Divine Intercessions rock! I also love the aphorisms, but I wish all the core gods would have received an equal amount of them (many only get 2). It would have been great if this book would have also listed at least the most common and/or daily rites for each faith, such as the "Bloodbinding" for Kuthites (mentioned by Jason Buhlman during an episode of Knights of Everflame).

It is a bit disappointing that most spells in the book are not for divine spellcasters, and there are no new Golarion-specific ritual spells. I see this as a wasted opportunity, even though it's likely due to page count. Yet it still feels underwhelming to me that quite a few of the new spells are for Bards, Druids, Sorcerers and Wizards.

Most of the new domains are good, although in my opinion they would have belonged in the Core Rulebook. There are also some domains which (at least to me) exist only to justify the presence of certain deities, and some are just plain weird or marginal, granting very niche-type spells that will rarely get used in an "average" campaign. I also wonder why certain deities don't grant ANY access to domains that belong in their portfolios, such as Urgathoa with Plague or Zon-Kuthon with Sorrow -- not even as Alternate Domains. These need errata, I think.

It is a bit sad there are only a couple of new domain-related feats and only one new background. Another missed opportunity, IMO, but it's another sacrifice that had to be made due to including as much "fluff" (lore) as possible into a modest page count.

Art is mostly fantastic, there are some really good illustrations in the book. However, that weird decorative "double-squiggly" on the background is both ugly and impractical, as it makes the borders of some holy symbols look smudgy.

Summa summarum, it's a good book that I feel had a lot of potential to be an EXCELLENT book, especially in the light of not being constrained by the needs of "non-religious" lore. I would have gotten rid of the faith-related magic items; I never liked them, not even in 1E, and it would have made it possible to expand on certain sections to make this book really shine.


Amazing!

5/5

My simple advice is to take this book immediately. Great content, great art, interesting spells and domains, a huge number of deities to worship. Beginners will be delighted, experienced players will enjoy the high-quality transfer of old deities and demigods to the new PF edition.


Best lost omens setting book to date

5/5

This is, by a fair margin, the best book in the Lost Omens setting line to have been released so far.

First, on the whole, the artwork is great. There are a couple exceptions (Besmara's and Milani's art looks a little funny), but on the whole the artwork is amazing (Urgathoa's is probably my favorite, but they're pretty much all fantastic).

Second, the flavor is amazing, especially for the "big 20". I wouldn't have thought it, but adding details like a list of common Worshippers goes a long way to helping give a feel for what the God is like (I wish they'd done this for all of the deities in the book). And the Aphorisms, and explanations of each, for each of the "big 20" is awesome -- perfect for giving devout worshippers of those gods a role-playing "hook" to help flesh out their character.

Third, and most importantly (from my perspective), there's a fair amount of crunch in this book, and pretty much all of it is great. The divine boons and curses for each God rain plot hooks like mana from heaven, the extra skill feats are intriguing and well-balanced with the skill feats in the CRB, there's a batch of flavorful and interesting deity-specific magical items, and best of all, the new spells (spell slot and focus) are really interesting and well-balanced -- almost all of the spells are one's I'd consider taking, at least for some builds, but none of them were "must haves" that clearly stood out as more powerful than the ones in the CRB.

All-in-all, a really great book.


Flashing Less Skin Then Jesus.

5/5

It's a great, well written and beautifully illustrated book with impeccable editing, though I am disappointed that there isn't as much skin as previous reviews led me to believe. Still, despite being less sexualized than certain other publications I'm incredibly impressed with all the hard work and love that everyone put into this book.

And at least there's an equal amount of beefcake (Kurgess and Grusathatha (sp?) I'm looking at you!) to balance the deities out.

I'm very impressed with the player options, especially more spells and all the deities included in the table at the back of the book.

I'd give it ten stars if they'd let me.


overall I recommend this book

5/5

Overall I recommend this book. I want to be clear, because I have seen it asked in various discussions/forums, that the "And Magic" part of this book does include spells and magical items; however, there should not be the expectation that those spells and magical items take up half the book. Those options are there, and they are good, but this book is largely a lore book on the various deities and then includes a chapter on the spells/items/feats/new domains (~22 pages).

Getting that out of the way, the lore itself is well written and I have enjoyed reading the aphorisms for the deities. I really like that this book provides more options for deities for characters to worship, or for world/campaign building.

As far as character options go, there are tons of new deities that can now be worshiped and 18 new domains which opens up a lot of customization that I look forward to utilizing in the future when building PCs (I'm largely a player since I'm still fairly new to TTRPG but look forward to GM'ing someday). One focus spell i really enjoyed was one that lets you summon a bunch of tiny, incorporeal dragons. Fun!

Overall I recommend this book, especially if you're looking to incorporate Golorian deities into a campaign or build a PC that worships a deity and want more options than what is found in the CRB.


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If you want noble morals with your warfare, Iomedae is your grrrl. She's fantasy Erwin Rommel, chivalrous conduct, no collateral damage to civilians, treat POWs respectfully, try to mitigate the evil of war and battle as much as you can. I can see a Good person fighting under her banner.

Gorum is there just to fight with no regards to consequences. Granted, it's a step above of Szuriel and few other Evil entities, but only that.

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No CG for Iomedae though.

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I wish to sincerely thank all posters on this for the care you took in countering my arguments. We may never see eye to eye on this matter. But you all are good folks.

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Amazon does not make the book, and you can purchase it elsewhere, such as here from the people who do make it :3

Amazon actually list the "release date" as April 10th (after what they say is the release data for the GMG in March), which is very odd.
Amazon is terrible about getting RPG books out. My suggestion would be to just hit your local store or B&N. You should get it soon there. If you don't want to do that, buy the PDF.

I have never had their advertised release date be two months after the actual date, whether or not they get it late. I think that's just a date they grab automatically either from the publisher or the distributor(who presumably gets it from the publisher). I have bought RPG stuff from loads of publishers, from Amazon, and not had this problem (including from Paizo). I don't know what's going on with Paizo stuff and Amazon, but it seems worse for Paizo material then others.

I mean, obviously I can do without the book--there's non-Paizo stuff on which I can also spend money, and I will get round to God's and Magic eventually, I guess--so that I am more bemused than bothered

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Best I can tell, if Amazon doesn't have a new product in hand on the day that they expect to release it, they just make up a new release date for it that has no bearing on reality. (They won't hold it for that made-up date though—they'll release it whenever they get it.)

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I finally got my copy of this book a couple of weeks ago, and I have to say there are a lot of really good things in it. I love the new feats, some of them really make the most of the new action economy showcase why 2E (IMO) truly shines as the best version D&D-esque RPG so far. And the Pantheon rules rock, as do Divine Intercessions! :)

I also love the aphorisms, but I wish all the core gods would have received an equal amount of them (many only get 2). They're some of the best bits in the book, though, and this begs the question: would it have been possible to publish a web-enhancement that includes most common titles and rites of all the major religions? It would be a fantastic addition to any campaign if the GM could occasionally include names of rites and rituals (for example, "Bloodbinding" mentioned by Jason Buhlman as a common rite for Kuthites) used by the core faiths.

It is a bit disappointing that most spells in the book are not for divine spellcasters, and there are no new Golarion-specific ritual spells. I mean... isn't this supposed to be THE SOURCE of all things divine (including ritual spells) for Golarion? I see this as a wasted opportunity. I understand the page count is what it is, and it's likely that all the new ritual spells will be published as generic rituals in upcoming products. It may even be there's going to be a product called 'Magic of Golarion' or something like it coming out in a year or two. Yet it still feels underwhelming to me that quite a few of the new spells are for Bards, Druids, Sorcerers and Wizards. And speaking of upcoming products, I'd rather have, say, 3-4 thicker tomes for reference than a dozen slim-ish Age of Lost Omens books we need to flip through whenever someone needs to reference a spell, dedication, ritual, background or feat.

As for the domains, well, these are mostly good. Although in my opinion most of them would have belonged in the Core Rulebook, replacing weird domains like Truth or Confidence. Then there are some which (at least to me) just exist to justify certain deities, like Dust for all the desert deities, or Delirium for Sivanah. Vigil is just odd... it's about remembering things and people, as in "holding a vigil" (I think it's the former subdomain 'Memory'). Glyph should IMO be erased from the book, because it's a GM plot device and potentially either campaign-wrecking or totally useless in the hands of PCs. I also wonder why certain deities don't grant ANY access to domains that belong in their portfolios, such as Urgathoa with Plague or Zon-Kuthon with Sorrow -- not even as Alternate Domains. These need errata, I think, but it doesn't change the fact that in my opinion domains are a huge mess in 2E. It is surprising to me, because a pretty hefty list of domains and subdomains already existed in 1E, and I know the designers were aware of the problems how these applied to the Golarion pantheon.

It is also a bit sad there are only a couple of new domain-related feats (one for picking each deity's Alternate Domains and one for starting a splinter cult) and only one new background. Another missed opportunity, I think, but it's another sacrifice that had to be made due to including as much "fluff" (lore) as possible into a modest page count.

Art is mostly fantastic, there are some really good illustrations in the book. However, that weird decorative "double-squiggly" on the background is (IMO) both ugly and impractical, as it makes the borders of some holy symbols look smudgy. It serves no purpose and if I had been the Art Director for this book I'd have ditched it.

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Asgetrion wrote:
It is a bit disappointing that most spells in the book are not for divine spellcasters [...]

It's because they're granted as deity spells by specific deities, which generally shouldn't be divine spells since gaining divine spells as deity spells doesn't really do anything for a character. If the book was full of divine spells you'd have a bunch of repeats for deity spells since it would be mostly limited to stuff from the CRB (or stuff coming up in the APG that won't be usable for a few more months).

It also makes the book a better resource for characters of all types, not just champions and clerics, as mentioned in the product description. "Whether you're a sneaky rogue asking the god of thievery for a blessing on your next heist or a valorous crusader calling the might of your patron down upon the forces of evil, faith and the forces behind it are key to every character's identity."


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Elemental lord Ateira is now named "The Lambert King" (p.80); whereas in PF1 he was "The Lamberg Prince".

Intention or errata?

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Intention.

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He got promoted inside the gem? :D


So love this book.

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