Pathfinder Adventure Path #175: Broken Tusk Moon (Quest for the Frozen Flame 1 of 3)

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Pathfinder Adventure Path #175: Broken Tusk Moon (Quest for the Frozen Flame 1 of 3)

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For generations, the Broken Tusk following has roamed their small patch of the Realm of the Mammoth Lords in relative peace. Now, to avoid annihilation from a maniacal war horde, they must flee into the unknown. If the Broken Tusks are to survive their flight, a team of their best scouts will need to chart a safe path through an unforgiving wilderness. Along the way, they'll uncover the mysteries of a powerful artifact that promises to change the course of history.

"Broken Tusk Moon" is a Pathfinder adventure for four 1st-level characters. This adventure begins the Quest for the Frozen Flame Adventure Path, a three-part monthly campaign in which the heroes lead a band of nomadic hunter-gatherers across a brutal primordial landscape. This adventure also includes a catalog of the characters' band, the Broken Tusks; new spells, feats, and items perfect for trappers and foragers; and new prehistoric creatures to befriend or bedevil your players.

Each monthly full-color softcover Pathfinder Adventure Path volume contains an in-depth adventure scenario, stats for several new monsters, and support articles meant to give Game Masters additional material to expand their campaign. Pathfinder Adventure Path volumes use the Open Game License and work with both the Pathfinder RPG and the world's oldest fantasy RPG.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64078-393-5

The Quest for the Frozen Flame Adventure Path is sanctioned for use in Pathfinder Society Organized Play. The rules for running this Adventure and Chronicle Sheets are available as a free download (991 KB PDF).



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A fun one!

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A fun one!


Exceeded my expectations

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As a player of book 1, I loved it. The hexploration is a great introduction for new players. It's very simple and my advice for players is not to waste too much time searching every hex. My advice for GMs is to maybe throw in a traveling merchant close to the end of the book. That or replace some items that have only a gold value for weapons, potions, scrolls, magic items of equal value the players might need/want.


A great intro to a hexploration-based AP

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Response re maps

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Hey Demlin - I agree with your call out on the maps. You can solve this problem if (like me) you will run this in Foundry VTT via their pdf importer module, as there is a free module available remaking the maps with better art. Hope this helps!


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Kinda weird storefront still has the placeholder cover


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I like what I am seeing so far in this AP.


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For a company that has supposedly abolished all mention of slavery in their products, there's are a lot of slavery in this module (p.4, Ivarsa, Warmonger; p.34-35, Quiet Ones). :s

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mikeawmids wrote:
For a company that has supposedly abolished all mention of slavery in their products, there's are a lot of slavery in this module (p.4, Ivarsa, Warmonger; p.34-35, Quiet Ones). :s

They said it would apply in future products. The decision was taken after this module was finished. It could not be retroactively modified.

I have full confidence the policy will be followed in future products.

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Was leaving the hex maps out of the interactive maps pdf intentional? It feels weird for the map pdf to not have all the maps for it's associated module. Will there be an updated version that includes them, or will they be available as a separate file? Or am I just going to be out of luck on that part?


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Please give us a better version of the maps in the interactive maps pdf. The current quality just feels like an insult to anyone actually planning on using them.


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LOVE the Hi Res maps on Roll20 and they even got the hex right so one can just pop the hex grid over it!! Ha Ha

Lets hope mod 2 and 3 matchs, unlike Horizons of the Vast sadly :(

Tom

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Ictogan wrote:
Please give us a better version of the maps in the interactive maps pdf. The current quality just feels like an insult to anyone actually planning on using them.

What system are you using, please?


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Ictogan wrote:
Please give us a better version of the maps in the interactive maps pdf. The current quality just feels like an insult to anyone actually planning on using them.

I'd just like to say that I screen-capped maps from the AP and the Interactive Maps and stretched them on Roll20 with no issues. I use Sumatra for my PDF viewing, not a browser.


Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

This is part of the Adventure Path Sub but still hasn't shown up in my sidecart. Any ETA on that?


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Psykodemus wrote:
This is part of the Adventure Path Sub but still hasn't shown up in my sidecart. Any ETA on that?

Send an email to Customer Service at customer.service@paizo.com

I believe they already shipped out Sub orders, so if yours hasn't shipped out then that is likely an error. CS has been great with responding to emails quickly.


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There are some strange horses in this AP.


Aaron Shanks wrote:
Ictogan wrote:
Please give us a better version of the maps in the interactive maps pdf. The current quality just feels like an insult to anyone actually planning on using them.
What system are you using, please?

I am using Foundry.

Paizo Employee Marketing & Media Manager

Kai927 wrote:
Was leaving the hex maps out of the interactive maps pdf intentional? It feels weird for the map pdf to not have all the maps for it's associated module. Will there be an updated version that includes them, or will they be available as a separate file? Or am I just going to be out of luck on that part?

I am back from vacation and looking into this.

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Ictogan wrote:
Aaron Shanks wrote:
Ictogan wrote:
Please give us a better version of the maps in the interactive maps pdf. The current quality just feels like an insult to anyone actually planning on using them.
What system are you using, please?
I am using Foundry.

Thanks. Our PDFs are intentionally set under commercial print resolution. The PDFs are designed as a digital reference document, not for VTT play. But that is the way they have come to be used and we are working to provide better digital solutions with our partners. We are working with Foundry to produce a solution for those users. No timeline to announce yet.


Leon Aquilla wrote:
Ictogan wrote:
Please give us a better version of the maps in the interactive maps pdf. The current quality just feels like an insult to anyone actually planning on using them.
I'd just like to say that I screen-capped maps from the AP and the Interactive Maps and stretched them on Roll20 with no issues. I use Sumatra for my PDF viewing, not a browser.

They are good enough to be usable, yes. But compared to other maps such as those from SoT(or especially 3rd party), they look really bad. E.g. the 6-map spread on page 3 of the Broken Tusk Moon interactive PDF is 1194x1592 pixels whereas the 4-map spread on page 4 of the Kindled Magic interactive PDF is 2475x3300 pixels.

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Aaron Shanks wrote:
Kai927 wrote:
Was leaving the hex maps out of the interactive maps pdf intentional? It feels weird for the map pdf to not have all the maps for it's associated module. Will there be an updated version that includes them, or will they be available as a separate file? Or am I just going to be out of luck on that part?
I am back from vacation and looking into this.

Kindly also email your issue to store@paizo.com and customer.service@paizo.com.


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Aaron Shanks wrote:
Ictogan wrote:
Aaron Shanks wrote:
Ictogan wrote:
Please give us a better version of the maps in the interactive maps pdf. The current quality just feels like an insult to anyone actually planning on using them.
What system are you using, please?
I am using Foundry.
Thanks. Our PDFs are intentionally set under commercial print resolution. The PDFs are designed as a digital reference document, not for VTT play. But that is the way they have come to be used and we are working to provide better digital solutions with our partners. We are working with Foundry to produce a solution for those users. No timeline to announce yet.

Thanks for the reply. The irony to me is that I never really care about map quality in print, because I only use the print maps as a reference and I will draw the map on a flip-map for in-person play. Whereas for VTT I strongly care about the map quality because it directly influences the experience.


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I noticed that the maps on the inside back cover page of the PDF of this product I downloaded when it was released to me do not match the print product. From their names, I'm guessing those maps are from Strength of Thousands, Part 6. :)

I redownloaded the PDF and while the maps have been replaced with the ones actually in the print version, the bookmark for the page still lists the erroneous maps ("Maps: The Circle, Mind of the King"). Could we get that updated, please?


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Should Tallow Bombs do standard fire damage in addition to persistent damage? The description says "A tallow bomb deals the listed fire damage", but the individual entries don't list anything.

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Zaister wrote:

I noticed that the maps on the inside back cover page of the PDF of this product I downloaded when it was released to me do not match the print product. From their names, I'm guessing those maps are from Strength of Thousands, Part 6. :)

I redownloaded the PDF and while the maps have been replaced with the ones actually in the print version, the bookmark for the page still lists the erroneous maps ("Maps: The Circle, Mind of the King"). Could we get that updated, please?

I will communicate this internally. Kindly also email your issue to store@paizo.com and customer.service@paizo.com.


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Will do.


Did I miss something. Is there a free downloadable player guide/intro to this adventure?


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mordigo wrote:
Did I miss something. Is there a free downloadable player guide/intro to this adventure?

At the top of the AP page: https://paizo.com/store/pathfinder/adventures/adventurePath/questForTheFroz enFlame


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keftiu wrote:
mordigo wrote:
Did I miss something. Is there a free downloadable player guide/intro to this adventure?
At the top of the AP page: https://paizo.com/store/pathfinder/adventures/adventurePath/questForTheFroz enFlame

Player Guide Clickable Link

Paizo Employee Marketing & Media Manager

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Zaister wrote:

I noticed that the maps on the inside back cover page of the PDF of this product I downloaded when it was released to me do not match the print product. From their names, I'm guessing those maps are from Strength of Thousands, Part 6. :)

I redownloaded the PDF and while the maps have been replaced with the ones actually in the print version, the bookmark for the page still lists the erroneous maps ("Maps: The Circle, Mind of the King"). Could we get that updated, please?

So I see what you mean. I had an older version of the PDF too. But the digital download was updated on Fri, Jan 21, 2022 and the fresh download has the correct maps. Kindly go re-download it.


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What's the reason why you can't provide JPEGs of these maps, similar to the interactive maps? Why does there have to be a Foundry specific solution when all people are asking for is a simple picture?

Paizo Employee Marketing & Media Manager

Aaron Shanks wrote:
Kai927 wrote:
Was leaving the hex maps out of the interactive maps pdf intentional? It feels weird for the map pdf to not have all the maps for it's associated module. Will there be an updated version that includes them, or will they be available as a separate file? Or am I just going to be out of luck on that part?
I am back from vacation and looking into this.

Still working on this, but it does need to be corrected. Have a good weekend!

Paizo Employee Marketing & Media Manager

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demlin wrote:
What's the reason why you can't provide JPEGs of these maps, similar to the interactive maps? Why does there have to be a Foundry specific solution when all people are asking for is a simple picture?

My personal answer is the we already give away the rules for free and it we were to give away the maps as JPEGs they would be all over the internet in 24 hours, maps that are Paizo's property. Piracy is already bad enough. And I want my coworkers and the freelancers we engage to be paid for their work.

Paizo does make jpgs of its Flip-Mats and card decks available. It is inconsistent at the moment, but Paizo is in the process of making more digital content available.

I don't know, Maybe I would plaster a big PATHFINDER logo on every image so that, when it was used by someone who did not own it, at least it would be watermarked and promote us.

People tease me because people tear apart our PDFs anyway. As a marketer I want to make it easy to for you to play and offer you quality. But in a digital world that means easy to obtain without compensation. Companies have been wrestling with this for decades now. It’s not easy from where I stand.

But make no mistake, the choice is not mine to make. It is well above my pay-grade as they say, so I do not have an official answer for you.


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Aaron Shanks wrote:
demlin wrote:
What's the reason why you can't provide JPEGs of these maps, similar to the interactive maps? Why does there have to be a Foundry specific solution when all people are asking for is a simple picture?

My personal answer is the we already give away the rules for free and it we were to give away the maps as JPEGs they would be all over the internet in 24 hours, maps that are Paizo's property. Piracy is already bad enough. And I want my coworkers and the freelancers we engage to be paid for their work.

Paizo does make jpgs of its Flip-Mats and card decks available. It is inconsistent at the moment, but Paizo is in the process of making more digital content available.

I don't know, Maybe I would plaster a big PATHFINDER logo on every image so that, when it was used by someone who did not own it, at least it would be watermarked and promote us.

People tease me because people tear apart our PDFs anyway. As a marketer I want to make it easy to for you to play and offer you quality. But in a digital world that means easy to obtain without compensation. Companies have been wrestling with this for decades now. It’s not easy from where I stand.

But make no mistake, the choice is not mine to make. It is well above my pay-grade as they say, so I do not have an official answer for you.

Not asking to give them away for free. Let me just buy the images. You seem to be able to do that with one shots as well which come with all the assets and maps. By not offering high quality assets you are just driving piracy because there's no other way to get them. As for watermarks: Seems excessive and will also increase piracy since it's an inferior product. You don't seem to require AoN to put watermarks on all monsters, right?

Not trying to be too hard on you here, but the people in charge at Paizo finally need to wake up since we've been plagued by COVID for 3 years now with no end in sight.

Paizo Employee Marketing & Media Manager

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demlin wrote:
Aaron Shanks wrote:
demlin wrote:
What's the reason why you can't provide JPEGs of these maps, similar to the interactive maps? Why does there have to be a Foundry specific solution when all people are asking for is a simple picture?

My personal answer is...

But make no mistake, the choice is not mine to make. It is well above my pay-grade as they say, so I do not have an official answer for you.

Not asking to give them away for free. ...

Not trying to be too hard on you here, but the people in charge at Paizo finally need to wake up since we've been plagued by COVID for 3 years now with no end in sight.

I completely understand your desire to have a quality online gaming experience. Part of my job is to be the voice of the customer inside Paizo and I will continue to do so.

Dark Archive

Can somebody put a list of monsters included in the bestiary for this adventure, please?


nightflier wrote:
Can somebody put a list of monsters included in the bestiary for this adventure, please?

https://2e.aonprd.com/Sources.aspx?ID=112


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I finished this over the weekend and posted a review if anyone's still on the fence. 4/5.

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GGSigmar wrote:
nightflier wrote:
Can somebody put a list of monsters included in the bestiary for this adventure, please?
https://2e.aonprd.com/Sources.aspx?ID=112

Linkified

Creature Spoilers:

Also the creatrues are:
Giant Tapir
Glyptodon
Groplit - Grease spitting pet
Kadlaka - Humanoid raven
Loblobi - River trickster fey
Rime Sludge - Forzen ooze

Dark Archive

Thanks, guys. :)

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Removed posts for baiting/harassment.


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I've just started running this AP, and some of the background is tripping me up. I was hoping someone could give me some suggestions.

My PCs are a diverse group, with some growing up in the tribe and others having joined it in the last few years. The AP makes it pretty clear that the PCs are not to know much about the past. They don't know about

early plot spoilers:
the Primordial Flame or the Burning Mammoths. Grandfather Eiwa's dialogue suggests that they haven't even seen Rockloom before and don't know what it is. This seems strange to me. Wouldn't someone who grew up in the following and accompanied it to Rockloom for the Green Moon ceremony be very familiar with the site, and wouldn't they have a pretty good idea of what happened with the Burning Mammoths?

The whole "for some reason you don't know these things about the group you've lived with for 27 years" thing is just awkward. How is everyone else handling this? Have I misread something? If I tell some of the PCs some of the background it will ruin what is clearly meant to be a big reveal.


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Re: The Mammoths, I don't think that they are super keenly aware of it. It's a society where history is passed down with an oral tradition and storytellers aren't usually unbiased narrators, divorced after 80-100 years of conflict and separated by a mountain range they never cross. If I was a Broken Tusk I would have assumed all the Mammoths died in the Fifth Crusade.

As for the Green Moon ceremony, they would be familiar with it yes


Will there be a FoundryVTT version to buy for this AP, similarly to Outlaws of Alkenstar? Anybody knows?

Thank you in advance


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LotsOfLore wrote:

Will there be a FoundryVTT version to buy for this AP, similarly to Outlaws of Alkenstar? Anybody knows?

Thank you in advance

At the moment, no. In the future, probably not. Unfortunately, they haven't announced any plans to go back and do the previous APs. With AP's being released monthly, it's unlikely that would be able to happen.


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H2Osw wrote:
LotsOfLore wrote:

Will there be a FoundryVTT version to buy for this AP, similarly to Outlaws of Alkenstar? Anybody knows?

Thank you in advance

At the moment, no. In the future, probably not. Unfortunately, they haven't announced any plans to go back and do the previous APs. With AP's being released monthly, it's unlikely that would be able to happen.

That last part is not quite true.

There's two teams working on premium PF2E content for Foundry: The volunteer team that works on the PF2E Foundry system that gets commissioned to do projects, and the folks from Sigil who are the ones who are making the current AP part modules (OoA, Blood Lords, etc.).

The commissioned volunteer team has done the Beginner Box module, the Abomination Vaults compilation module, and they are said to be the team that will be doing the Kingmaker 2E module. What they choose to do AFTER Kingmaker is entirely up in the air, and has been said that if they do any before-OoA APs, that they would decide the order of which they do them based on popularity.

Hope that clears things up!


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While I don't see Frozen Flame ever winning a popularity contest, all of the bestiary entries are statblocked. So if you have the maps already you're 3/4ths of the way there.


H2Osw wrote:
LotsOfLore wrote:

Will there be a FoundryVTT version to buy for this AP, similarly to Outlaws of Alkenstar? Anybody knows?

Thank you in advance

At the moment, no. In the future, probably not. Unfortunately, they haven't announced any plans to go back and do the previous APs. With AP's being released monthly, it's unlikely that would be able to happen.

Thank you for the info. I'll get the PDFs then and start preparing it on foundry myself. Too bad, i really wanted to try those premium modules but we've done nothing but dungeons lately so I can't pitch a mega-dungeon to my group, and the Alkenstar one is not to their preference. This one, with its exploration and wilderness theme, is a definite winner for my group.

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LotsOfLore wrote:
H2Osw wrote:
LotsOfLore wrote:

Will there be a FoundryVTT version to buy for this AP, similarly to Outlaws of Alkenstar? Anybody knows?

Thank you in advance

At the moment, no. In the future, probably not. Unfortunately, they haven't announced any plans to go back and do the previous APs. With AP's being released monthly, it's unlikely that would be able to happen.
Thank you for the info. I'll get the PDFs then and start preparing it on foundry myself. Too bad, i really wanted to try those premium modules but we've done nothing but dungeons lately so I can't pitch a mega-dungeon to my group, and the Alkenstar one is not to their preference. This one, with its exploration and wilderness theme, is a definite winner for my group.

We have no timeline to announce at this time, but it is in everyone's best interest to make as many products available for Foundry as possible. As profit increases, so can capacity. Thanks for playing Pathfinder.

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