Pathfinder Lost Omens: Travel Guide

4.20/5 (based on 9 ratings)
Pathfinder Lost Omens: Travel Guide
Show Description For:
Non-Mint

Add Print Edition $39.99

Add PDF $29.99

Add Non-Mint $39.99 $29.99

Facebook Twitter Email

See the scenic Inner Sea with the Lost Omens Travel Guide! This book is your companion to the culture, life, and sights of the Inner Sea, guiding you through a variety of topics of interest. With this book, you can learn about Inner Sea cuisine and art, experience the thrills of Inner Sea sports, and uncover the secrets of Inner Sea myths and magic. The Travel Guide features dozens of illustrations to show you the fine details of the latest fashion or put you into the center of one of the Inner Sea's greatest festivals. Come learn everything about the Inner Sea and prepare yourself for a journey through an unforgettable region with the Lost Omens Travel Guide!

Written by: Rigby Bendele, Katina Davis, Dana Ebert, Dustin Knight, Aaron Lascano, Ron Lundeen, Stephanie Lundeen, Ianara Natividad, Dave Nelson, Jessica Redekop, Nathan Reinecke, Mikhail Rekun, Erin Roberts, Simone Sallé, and Diego Valdez!

ISBN-13: 978-1-64078-465-9

Other Resources: This product is also available on the following platforms:

Fantasy Grounds Virtual Tabletop
Archives of Nethys

Note: This product is part of the Pathfinder Lost Omens Subscription.

Product Availability

Print Edition:

Available now

Ships from our warehouse in 11 to 20 business days.

PDF:

Fulfilled immediately.

Non-Mint:

Available now

Ships from our warehouse in 11 to 20 business days.

This product is non-mint. Refunds are not available for non-mint products. The standard version of this product can be found here.

Are there errors or omissions in this product information? Got corrections? Let us know at store@paizo.com.

PZO9313


See Also:

1 to 5 of 9 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | next > last >>

Average product rating:

4.20/5 (based on 9 ratings)

Sign in to create or edit a product review.

5/5

This is like a foundational look into the Inner Sea and, in some cases, Golarion as a whole. How does magic integrate with the rest of the world, why are many things similar prices in different places, what's the weather like in Ustalav this time of year? All questions I've had and answers that I've been given.

And the Travel Guide is such a fun read as well. The largely in-universe narration helps sell the idea that the Travel Guide is a product an PC could buy (distribution willing, of course). Cannot recommend this enough to any GM who just wants to know the little things they can include to make Golarion feel like a real and living world, or any player who wants to get really inside the head of their character.


5/5


A must-have for anyone playing or GMing in Golarion

5/5


An Absolute Must have!

5/5

An absolute must have for everyone! Every gaming group should have at least two copies of this one! Gorgeous artwork, great writing and a top notch layout, this book is the complete package!

50 stars and a standing ovation for everyone involved!

Absolutely beautiful work, Paizo!!


1/5


1 to 5 of 9 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | next > last >>
101 to 150 of 236 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | next > last >>

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

It's not that I don't want more official stuff, it's just that when it comes to things like this I've had to dig into my own mind and come up with what makes the most sense for so long that that's how I'm used to solving these problems, so no matter what the canon answer is, it won't make sense to me.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Minkaian wants to see Minkai Green Tea
Second is Geisha and Shinobi and Samurai


Laclale♪ wrote:

Minkaian wants to see Minkai Green Tea

Second is Geisha and Shinobi and Samurai

I don’t know how much Minkai stuff to expect on a book about the Inner Sea, but I’d imagine not much.


2 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

On account of the Kaijitsu family's immigration to Varisia (scions of the royal family of Minkai) being one of the more notable links between Inner Sea culture and peoples inhabiting Tian Xia, there might be a decent chance here. I imagine the book will want to touch on elements from as many ethnic cultures as possible, and Minkai has one of the larger footprints in the Inner Sea when it comes to exploring Tian influence. It's positioned geographically pretty close to the Path of Aganhei, after all. Nearby Eurythnia also seems to have a large Tian population which probably benefited from immigrants from Minkai. Especially now that Jade Empress Ameiko seems more interested than other Tian nations in expanding relations with Inner Sea realms.

For that matter, I hope we get to explore a little more of the Erutaki in here as well. They were front and center in the Character Guide, and the little bits we've gotten on them so far has interested me.

Paizo Employee Marketing & Media Manager

12 people marked this as a favorite.

Watch the interview: Lost Omens Travel Guide - Pathfinder Second Edition - Everything You Wanted To Know with Luis Loza from Really Dicey.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Quote:
"and uncover the secrets of Inner Sea myths and magic.

It would be really cool if this book included things the normal people the Inner Sea consider to be legends, myths, and tall tales.

In a world where they *know* (more or less) that the gods are real, what's their version of ancient mythology like we have for the Greek/Nordic gods(if any).

Do they have tall tales/legends like Paul Bunyan, John Henry, King Arthur or Beowulf? Ie, people who are badasses, but probably not real.

Idk if it's too late to include this sort of lore or not, but I would love to see stuff like this eventually.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
Monkeygod wrote:
Quote:
"and uncover the secrets of Inner Sea myths and magic.

It would be really cool if this book included things the normal people the Inner Sea consider to be legends, myths, and tall tales.

In a world where they *know* (more or less) that the gods are real, what's their version of ancient mythology like we have for the Greek/Nordic gods(if any).

Do they have tall tales/legends like Paul Bunyan, John Henry, King Arthur or Beowulf? Ie, people who are badasses, but probably not real.

Idk if it's too late to include this sort of lore or not, but I would love to see stuff like this eventually.

Lost Omens Monsters of Myth is good for this. On top of just being a great book, it does a good job explaining the difference between a legendary monster, and a monster of myth.

The book has 20 creatures of myth, as well as advice on how to run stories around these creatures at all levels. Really well done book!

Paizo Employee Developer

19 people marked this as a favorite.
Monkeygod wrote:
Quote:
"and uncover the secrets of Inner Sea myths and magic.

It would be really cool if this book included things the normal people the Inner Sea consider to be legends, myths, and tall tales.

In a world where they *know* (more or less) that the gods are real, what's their version of ancient mythology like we have for the Greek/Nordic gods(if any).

Do they have tall tales/legends like Paul Bunyan, John Henry, King Arthur or Beowulf? Ie, people who are badasses, but probably not real.

Idk if it's too late to include this sort of lore or not, but I would love to see stuff like this eventually.

There's an entire section on folklore and mythology which includes things like creation stories and fairy tales!


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder LO Special Edition, Maps, Pathfinder Accessories, PF Special Edition Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Starfinder Superscriber
James Jacobs wrote:
I'm a half century old

Young whippersnapper! :-)

Sorry James, I mean no disrespect, but I'm half again your age, so.. :-)

Also: "'Contact' is not a verb!" -- Nero Wolfe, ca. 1933 (I think. Anyway, he was in the process of burning, page by page, his brand new "Webster's Unabridged" because he objected to that one word).

I'm really looking forward to this book. I understand that for some folks more rules options are paramount, but I'll always be more in favor of lore. To each his own, I guess.


2 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Badgers!


2 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Maps, Pathfinder Accessories, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Yay badgers!!


4 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, LO Special Edition, PF Special Edition Subscriber

This is easily the most exciting Lost Omens line book I've ever seen! The sheer amount of use I'll get out of this one makes me wonder if I'll need 2, because the first one will fall apart over time! Please tell me that this is the first of many like this!


9 people marked this as a favorite.

Here’s hoping the future holds Travel Guides for other continents!


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Aaron Shanks wrote:
Watch the interview: Lost Omens Travel Guide - Pathfinder Second Edition - Everything You Wanted To Know with Luis Loza from Really Dicey.

I need to watch this.


I watched the preview, still not sold on it but I like that the next book, I assume is Impossible Lands, is the one referenced for having more player options.


This better have Ulfen.


Wizzyma wrote:
This better have Ulfen.

Any particular bit of Ulfen culture you’re hoping gets covered here?

Wayfinders

10 people marked this as a favorite.

We had a few previews of this during PaizoCon, including two full page spreads (one about fashion, another about famous structures around the Inner Sea like the Cyphergate and the Osirion Pyramids).

From near-obsessively zooming in on those screenshots, this is the final list of topics.

- Time and the Calendar
- Everyday Life
- Festivals and Holidays
- Trade
- Cuisine
- Fashion
- Art & Architecture
- Pastimes
- Crime & Law
- What People Know
- Magic
- Folklore & Mythology
- Religion
- Nature and Animals
- Weather and Climate
- Rare Events
- The Stars?

Plus the usual boilerplate introduction, glossary and index.

Very curious what the Rare Events section entails! What People Know will be mighty handy for both PCs and NPCs as well.

Liberty's Edge

2 people marked this as a favorite.

Sounds much better than what I thought. Thanks for that.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
keftiu wrote:
Wizzyma wrote:
This better have Ulfen.
Any particular bit of Ulfen culture you’re hoping gets covered here?

Everything. The more Ulfen the better. ALL DAY, EVERY DAY, ALL THE WAY.

VIKINGS.


13 people marked this as a favorite.

Well, now that it's out in the open, I wrote the Weather and Rare Events sections. Hope you like them when you see them!


RiverMesa wrote:
- Time and the Calendar

Will they tell 13th full moon's name?

Paizo Employee Developer

12 people marked this as a favorite.
Laclale♪ wrote:
RiverMesa wrote:
- Time and the Calendar
Will they tell 13th full moon's name?

We will! There's a section on the moon phases that expands on a lot of the information found in Blood of the Moon. It includes an explanation for the various names of the full moons and includes a name for the extra special thirteenth full moon that can happen sometimes. There are in fact several names included for this full moon as different cultures have different names for it.


2 people marked this as a favorite.

I know we’re a ways out, but closer to release I’d love to see a peek at the Table of Contents. I’m struggling to get excited for this one, in part because I still have a very fuzzy concept of what’s between the covers… but the LO line hasn’t let me down yet!


Pathfinder Maps, Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
keftiu wrote:
I know we’re a ways out, but closer to release I’d love to see a peek at the Table of Contents. I’m struggling to get excited for this one, in part because I still have a very fuzzy concept of what’s between the covers… but the LO line hasn’t let me down yet!

I have to agree. I just cannot get excited about this one. It feels like it has nothing that I want to read about and I keep hoping that it is just because I don't know enough about it yet.


Luis Loza wrote:
There are in fact several names included for this full moon as different cultures have different names for it.

Let's hope this solves when 13th moon comes twice in a year like 4737 AR(2037 IRL).

Horizon Hunters

Which countries in the Inner Seas will be covered? :O

I can't imagine if New Thassilon got a really bohemian place to live since Sorshen and Nocticula moved in.

Paizo Employee Marketing & Media Manager

16 people marked this as a favorite.

I'll try to work this into a blog, including the "Introduction" and "What's in this Book" text, so it gets more eyes, but for now:

Back cover text:

"Your Journey Begins!
Don’t let the best of Golarion pass you by! This handy book presents the highlights of the Inner Sea region to help any and all curious travelers plan where to go and what to see. Gain local insights related to the most extravagant festivals, the greatest hits of a storied theater scene, and the delicacies of fine restaurants. Discover notable athletes featured in upcoming sports competitions or the latest trends in fashion essential for dazzling onlookers at balls. Explore the vast, rich variety the Inner Sea has to offer!"

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION 4
TIME & THE CALENDAR 6
EVERYDAY LIFE 12
FESTIVALS & HOLIDAYS 24
TRADE 32
CUISINE 38
FASHION 44
ART & ARCHITECTURE 50
PASTIMES 58
CRIME & LAW 64
WHAT PEOPLE KNOW 70
MAGIC 74
FOLKLORE & MYTHOLOGY 80
RELIGION 88
NATURE & ANIMALS 96
WEATHER & CLIMATE 106
RARE EVENTS 112
THE STARS 116
GLOSSARY & INDEX 124

Subscribe at the Paizo store or preorder at your local game store.
Adventures ahead!


Much appreciated, Aaron!

Paizo Employee Developer

10 people marked this as a favorite.
Mr. Grenade Hot Potato wrote:

Which countries in the Inner Seas will be covered? :O

I can't imagine if New Thassilon got a really bohemian place to live since Sorshen and Nocticula moved in.

The book's focus is more on culture and concepts on the Inner Sea as a whole. For example, the Everyday Life section talks more about the typical lifestyles in both rural and urban settings throughout the Inner Sea. It gives a lot of broad information on these topics, including things like common schedules, clothing styles between the two, and housing considerations. There are places where it gets into specifics, such as showing the layout of a specific rural home, but for the most part this information is broad as to set a baseline and tweaked as necessary between regions. e.g. You might have slightly different schedules in Irrisen compared to Taldor, but you have the broad strokes of info so you can deviate as necessary.

Since the book is covering broader themes like cuisine and fashion, we can "zoom in" as necessary to give more detailed looks at specific subjects, which sometimes includes looks at things from specific nations. For example, we have the section talking about Festivals and Holidays. The section opens with some general info on the types of celebrations people hold throughout the Inner Sea. It talks about common traditions like birthday and marriage celebrations. It proceeds to showcase some of the outfits that people wear for specific celebrations (Merrymead and Currentseve). Finally, it has a large visual spread of an Allbirth celebration, a tradition which originated in Katapesh, and talks about different aspects of the celebration, such as the decorations, clothing, and other traditions.

I guess ultimately the answer to your question is all the countries, in a sense, and some aspects of very specific countries will be covered, too!

Oh, and I guess I'll say that New Thassilon gets one of these "zoomed in" looks in the fashion section. There's New Thassilonian clothing inspired by Queen Sorshen's outfits featured in the fashion section.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

Interesting. 12 pages on religion. Hopefully liturgies!


Pathfinder Pathfinder Accessories, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Eight by my count.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Sixteen, if you include the Folklore& Mythology chapter!

Contributor

6 people marked this as a favorite.

But tell me, Luis, does this book have rules for property values?! I NEED TO BUY A HOUSE FOR MY PC, LUIS!

Paizo Employee Developer

16 people marked this as a favorite.
Alexander Augunas wrote:
But tell me, Luis, does this book have rules for property values?! I NEED TO BUY A HOUSE FOR MY PC, LUIS!

Yup! There's a table that gives you a good starting point for rural and urban housing costs and includes things like the costs of specific types of homes, monthly rent for an apartment, and guidelines for costs for adding rooms and the like. It's not particularly in depth, so don't expect fully detailed rules for building entire manors or keeps or anything like that. If you're looking for expansive building rules, maybe you can pester kindly request such a book from the design team!


Luis Loza wrote:
Alexander Augunas wrote:
But tell me, Luis, does this book have rules for property values?! I NEED TO BUY A HOUSE FOR MY PC, LUIS!
Yup! There's a table that gives you a good starting point for rural and urban housing costs and includes things like the costs of specific types of homes, monthly rent for an apartment, and guidelines for costs for adding rooms and the like. It's not particularly in depth, so don't expect fully detailed rules for building entire manors or keeps or anything like that. If you're looking for expansive building rules, maybe you can pester kindly request such a book from the design team!

That sounds great!


2 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

I really, REALLY hope that the section that covers games and sports (assuming Pastimes?) makes mention of an in-world parody of popular tabletop rpg games. If not, can we all agree that Golarion's most popular TTRPG is known as "Monsters & Magic"?

I need this for... reasons. Definitely unrelated to making a a Toy Poppet, who is a tabletop miniature come to life and sets out on an epic journey.

Liberty's Edge

3 people marked this as a favorite.
Ly'ualdre wrote:

I really, REALLY hope that the section that covers games and sports (assuming Pastimes?) makes mention of an in-world parody of popular tabletop rpg games. If not, can we all agree that Golarion's most popular TTRPG is known as "Monsters & Magic"?

I need this for... reasons. Definitely unrelated to making a a Toy Poppet, who is a tabletop miniature come to life and sets out on an epic journey.

What about "Dorks and Dice" ?

Where centaurs, pixies and dhampir fleshwarps play as plain humans living plain lives in a plain world.


2 people marked this as a favorite.
The Raven Black wrote:
Ly'ualdre wrote:

I really, REALLY hope that the section that covers games and sports (assuming Pastimes?) makes mention of an in-world parody of popular tabletop rpg games. If not, can we all agree that Golarion's most popular TTRPG is known as "Monsters & Magic"?

I need this for... reasons. Definitely unrelated to making a a Toy Poppet, who is a tabletop miniature come to life and sets out on an epic journey.

What about "Dorks and Dice" ?

Where centaurs, pixies and dhampir fleshwarps play as plain humans living plain lives in a plain world.

What about

"Accountants and Actuaries" Where Gamers in Golarion role play bottom tier workers attempting to navigate the corporate wastelands in order to survive downsizing, pools of deadly corp coolaid and narcissistic managers.


3 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

Ironically, I do feel like in a world of living gods and marauding dragons, people would probably actually play something rrping normal existence. XD


2 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Maps, Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
General Orc wrote:
The Raven Black wrote:
Ly'ualdre wrote:

I really, REALLY hope that the section that covers games and sports (assuming Pastimes?) makes mention of an in-world parody of popular tabletop rpg games. If not, can we all agree that Golarion's most popular TTRPG is known as "Monsters & Magic"?

I need this for... reasons. Definitely unrelated to making a a Toy Poppet, who is a tabletop miniature come to life and sets out on an epic journey.

What about "Dorks and Dice" ?

Where centaurs, pixies and dhampir fleshwarps play as plain humans living plain lives in a plain world.

What about

"Accountants and Actuaries" Where Gamers in Golarion role play bottom tier workers attempting to navigate the corporate wastelands in order to survive downsizing, pools of deadly corp coolaid and narcissistic managers.

Those are all just lame rip-off, copycat, bootleg clones of the original game, "Mazes & Monsters".

Even Tom Hanks knows that... ;)


Ashanderai wrote:
General Orc wrote:
The Raven Black wrote:
Ly'ualdre wrote:

I really, REALLY hope that the section that covers games and sports (assuming Pastimes?) makes mention of an in-world parody of popular tabletop rpg games. If not, can we all agree that Golarion's most popular TTRPG is known as "Monsters & Magic"?

I need this for... reasons. Definitely unrelated to making a a Toy Poppet, who is a tabletop miniature come to life and sets out on an epic journey.

What about "Dorks and Dice" ?

Where centaurs, pixies and dhampir fleshwarps play as plain humans living plain lives in a plain world.

What about

"Accountants and Actuaries" Where Gamers in Golarion role play bottom tier workers attempting to navigate the corporate wastelands in order to survive downsizing, pools of deadly corp coolaid and narcissistic managers.

Those are all just lame rip-off, copycat, bootleg clones of the original game, "Mazes & Monsters".

Even Tom Hanks knows that... ;)

So true


4 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber
Luis Loza wrote:
Alexander Augunas wrote:
But tell me, Luis, does this book have rules for property values?! I NEED TO BUY A HOUSE FOR MY PC, LUIS!
Yup! There's a table that gives you a good starting point for rural and urban housing costs and includes things like the costs of specific types of homes, monthly rent for an apartment, and guidelines for costs for adding rooms and the like. It's not particularly in depth, so don't expect fully detailed rules for building entire manors or keeps or anything like that. If you're looking for expansive building rules, maybe you can pester kindly request such a book from the design team!

If that's the case... I would like to pester kindly request a book like Knights of Lastwall for the Hellknights and their Orders :) including but not limited to updated order tenets from 1E to make playable LG/LE Champions of the Hellknights and a more expansive look into the pantheon of the Godclaw. But seriously though... I'm excited for the Travel Guide because I love cooking & am curious to see what this adds (as well as possible things from a certain updated for 2E Adventure Path) ;) also wanting to possibly run a campaign in Absalom so the urban costs for homes as well as that nice book you mentioned for expansive building rules would be amazing

Dark Archive

Are there any/many character options? Ancestries? Archetypes?


Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
Tomppa wrote:
Are there any/many character options? Ancestries? Archetypes?

While I can't answer "any", I believe the answer to "many" is no. Earlier in this thread it was mentioned that this is a lore heavy book with the least amount of player content from any book. This book's primary focus of lore and setting.

Paizo Employee Developer

21 people marked this as a favorite.

Yeah, this book has a small mechanical footprint, as it focuses mostly on flavor and lore information for the Inner Sea. There are a set of rare backgrounds based on different astrological and celestial events. (e.g. A background for if you were born during an eclipse or under a specific star sign.) There is a new ritual centered around major life events. There is a new set of downtime activities called rare events focused on specific phenomena that grant you benefits based on the specific type of event. (e.g. The Droskar's Breath rare event requires you to be at Droskar's Crag when it spews forth fumes and could grant you cold resistance for 1 year, if you're lucky.) There are also some tables with information and costs for in-world stuff like the housing tables, the list of common crimes and punishments, or the table with costs for different pets. Finally, there's a new type of alchemical consumables based on plants and a new set of pantheons.


3 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

I'll take flavor and loar over mechanics any day.


Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
keftiu wrote:
Can anyone name a sport on Golarion other than boundball?

Yes, I believe it is called Ruk.


Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber
keftiu wrote:
Can anyone name a sport on Golarion other than boundball?

How about the Charge of the Gorgon, from The Absalom Initiation?

Charge of the Gorgon:
The eponymous statues of Statue Street in Westgate are the remnants of a longstanding Absalomian tradition: to prevent overcrowding in the city’s prisons, nonviolent offenders were allowed to compete for a pardon in a race to outrun an angry gorgon along these streets. Those who successfully outpaced the beast were allowed to go free; those less fortunate now line the streets as bizarre décor. The ethics of the practice are dubious at best, and it was recently outlawed. Still, there are some who are upset to lose this tradition, and at the news that one of the condemned might be allowed to go free, a group of rabble-rousers has riled up a mob of locals who can’t bear to see outsiders interfere with seven centuries of history.


Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, LO Special Edition, PF Special Edition Subscriber

Are not all of the Lost Omen books getting special edition versions? I thought they would after creating the subscription for them?

101 to 150 of 236 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | next > last >>
Community / Forums / Paizo / Product Discussion / Pathfinder Lost Omens: Travel Guide All Messageboards

Want to post a reply? Sign in.