Pathfinder Society Quest #6: Archaeology in Aspenthar

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A Pathfinder Society Quest designed for levels 1–4 (subtiers 1–2 and 3–4)

The Ruby Prince has banned much of the archaeology that once took place in the nation of Osirion. Rather than quelling the demand for access to the mysteries of ancient Osirion, this created a new market among Osirion's neighbors. Prince Zinlo, ruler of the city-state of Aspenthar, has offered several potentially interesting contracts to explore and document ancient sites within his holdings. As the PCs are sent to secure one of these sites, will they uncover new secrets long lost to modern recollection, or will they find that the Prince Zinlo's offer truly is too good to be true?

Written by: Quinn Murphy

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A very weak quest

2/5

Not everyone likes genre mixing ("you got Science Fiction in my Fantasy game!). I don't especially mind, if there is for-warning -- but without for-warning it just seems out-of-place and distracting.

The skill check DCs were too low, and the fight was too easy. For a side fight in a full adventure, it would have held up; but for the only fight, the boss fight, it was weak. There's some drama in making people make saving throws all over the place, but the DCs were low, and the effects were not particularly grand when they did affect.


This has been my favorite quest so far

5/5

Having run this a few times, I really like how it flows. There is dialogue, exploration and skills, and a tough fight. The challenge level is just about right, and the extra lore bits are awesome. All in all, it's a really fun way to spend an hour and a half or so.


This is what a quest should be!

5/5

The format of: 1x Skill/diplomacy challenge + 1x combat for PF2 quests I've found leaves one to be desired. Either the skill challenge is tacked on, or the combat feels forced.

This one has both feeling great! There is some good lore, and reveals some developing relationships between pathfinders and the Osiriani government. It also just has a solid combat.

5/5 for me!


Great little adventure, with a really tough finale

4/5

I GM'd two Quests back to back yesterday. This was one of them. The group was five players, including four brand new Pathfinder 2 players - one of those had never played any RPGs before.

The entire adventure took just over an hour to play - the vast majority of that was the final combat, which was really tough. I'll just throw out that having vast swathes of immunities handicapped the two spell casters. Everyone still had fun, and the skill challenge(s) were appropriate and taught some basic game play concepts.

Well done overall, and this was a nice adventure. The PF2 Quests are more situational, I often have a hard time rounding up a regular table for only an hour or two.


Scarab Sages

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I've really been enjoying the quest line and this one looks like another good one. I especially like the hints and connections between these and the full length scenarios. The quests have had two of the more creative boons in second edition too.

Best part, the roughly 1 hour format has opened up local options for weeknight gaming.


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Wasn't this one supposed to be available today?


Zaister wrote:
Wasn't this one supposed to be available today?

Yeah I was supposed to be. Maybe it's not ready yet? I'd love to get it.

Liberty's Edge

How soon might it be ready? I would like to run it for ArctiCon X/


I'm actually quite curious to know what happened? A mistake with the contents or PDF formatting?


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Probably just a shop glitch. I'm sure Katina will fix it soon.

Liberty's Edge

I guess I will wait a week and see where we are. I can always swap out a quest.

Paizo Employee Organized Play Developer

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Zaister wrote:
Wasn't this one supposed to be available today?

I'm not sure what's going on here, but I've reached out to the team to see if we can get it fixed.

Sovereign Court

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Michael Sayre wrote:
Zaister wrote:
Wasn't this one supposed to be available today?
I'm not sure what's going on here, but I've reached out to the team to see if we can get it fixed.

I have it in My Downloads


I'm envious. I can't even add it to my cart, so I have no idea how you got it. It still shows as unavailable to me.

Silver Crusade

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Yeah, I still can't access this either. Shows unavailable.


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Now available!

Grand Lodge

I have a question.

The map has alot of white X's over a few doors, but I don't really see any reference to them in the scenario itself.

Am I blind? or...?

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