Ustalav book?


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Is there plans for a book on this area? Whats tne next country book after the River Kingdoms :)

thanks

Mike

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Qstor wrote:

Is there plans for a book on this area? Whats tne next country book after the River Kingdoms :)

thanks

Mike

We haven't publicly announced any plans for an Ustalav book.

But stay tuned. ;-)

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James Jacobs wrote:
Qstor wrote:

Is there plans for a book on this area? Whats tne next country book after the River Kingdoms :)

thanks

Mike

We haven't publicly announced any plans for an Ustalav book.

But stay tuned. ;-)

C'mon, James -- you know we want it, and we know you guys want to do it! ;)


Maybe this is the mystery book that's being released durring gencon...

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Qstor wrote:
Whats the next country book after the River Kingdoms :)

While neither is necessarily a "nation," both the Mwangi Expanse and Kaer Maga will be detailed in Heartof the Jungle and City of Strangers, respectively.


James Jacobs wrote:
Qstor wrote:

Is there plans for a book on this area? Whats tne next country book after the River Kingdoms :)

thanks

Mike

We haven't publicly announced any plans for an Ustalav book.

But stay tuned. ;-)

coooooool

Liberty's Edge

February 2011, the AP after Serpent's Skull is gonna be a Ravenlofty thing in Ustalav.

I'm calling it.

Edit: I'm also calling Tian Xia in Aug 2011.

For what it's worth, I called the PF RPG pretty much right when 4E was announced. =p


I hope you're right

Tian Xia would be mega-cool

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James Jacobs wrote:
Qstor wrote:

Is there plans for a book on this area? Whats tne next country book after the River Kingdoms :)

thanks

Mike

We haven't publicly announced any plans for an Ustalav book.

But stay tuned. ;-)

We have now publicly announced plans for an Ustalav book.

But continue to stay tuned anyway.

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F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
We have now publicly announced plans for an Ustalav book.

At PaizoCon or is there something on the forums I've missed?

Okay okay, I'll stay tuned! :D

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James Jacobs wrote:

We haven't publicly announced any plans for an Ustalav book.

But stay tuned. ;-)

F. Wesley Schneider wrote:

We have now publicly announced plans for an Ustalav book.

But continue to stay tuned anyway.

LOL. Awesome.


Coridan wrote:

February 2011, the AP after Serpent's Skull is gonna be a Ravenlofty thing in Ustalav.

I'm calling it.

Edit: I'm also calling Tian Xia in Aug 2011.

For what it's worth, I called the PF RPG pretty much right when 4E was announced. =p

I think you win. And judging by the Companion/Chronicle scheduling to date, it is likely we will get a Ustalav Chronicle or Companion or both when the AP comes out

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F. Wesley Schneider wrote:

We have now publicly announced plans for an Ustalav book.

But continue to stay tuned anyway.

Ustalav is awesome. *drool*

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MerrikCale wrote:
Coridan wrote:

February 2011, the AP after Serpent's Skull is gonna be a Ravenlofty thing in Ustalav.

I'm calling it.

Edit: I'm also calling Tian Xia in Aug 2011.

For what it's worth, I called the PF RPG pretty much right when 4E was announced. =p

I think you win. And judging by the Companion/Chronicle scheduling to date, it is likely we will get a Ustalav Chronicle or Companion or both when the AP comes out

It'll probably be just like we just got this month for Sargava. A Chronicle on Ustalav as a whole then a Companion on the specific province the AP starts off in.


Kvantum wrote:
MerrikCale wrote:
Coridan wrote:

February 2011, the AP after Serpent's Skull is gonna be a Ravenlofty thing in Ustalav.

I'm calling it.

Edit: I'm also calling Tian Xia in Aug 2011.

For what it's worth, I called the PF RPG pretty much right when 4E was announced. =p

I think you win. And judging by the Companion/Chronicle scheduling to date, it is likely we will get a Ustalav Chronicle or Companion or both when the AP comes out
It'll probably be just like we just got this month for Sargava. A Chronicle on Ustalav as a whole then a Companion on the specific province the AP starts off in.

I certainly hope so


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I would guess they are both January releases.


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Maybe a Lastwall Companion where Carrion Crown might start and an Ustalav Book?


Daniel Gago wrote:


Maybe a Lastwall Companion where Carrion Crown might start and an Ustalav Book?

Im actually avoiding going into Ustalav with my group, I dont really have enough info other than its a very politically fractured country with demons and crazies running around. I like to try and avoid going off on a limb and creating stories that contradict the established history and such for an area.

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Daniel Gago wrote:


Maybe a Lastwall Companion where Carrion Crown might start and an Ustalav Book?

Carrion Crown is set 100% in Ustalav. It won't be doing anything with Lastwall at all, except MAYBE in a secondary sort of way like how there was some information about Cheliax scattered here and there through Curse of the Crimson Throne.


James Jacobs wrote:
Daniel Gago wrote:


Maybe a Lastwall Companion where Carrion Crown might start and an Ustalav Book?
Carrion Crown is set 100% in Ustalav. It won't be doing anything with Lastwall at all, except MAYBE in a secondary sort of way like how there was some information about Cheliax scattered here and there through Curse of the Crimson Throne.

Thanks for all of your replies James, but i have a newbie question, what is Carrion Crown?


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Spahrep wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Daniel Gago wrote:


Maybe a Lastwall Companion where Carrion Crown might start and an Ustalav Book?
Carrion Crown is set 100% in Ustalav. It won't be doing anything with Lastwall at all, except MAYBE in a secondary sort of way like how there was some information about Cheliax scattered here and there through Curse of the Crimson Throne.
Thanks for all of your replies James, but i have a newbie question, what is Carrion Crown?

Not James, but the answer is te Adventure Path after Serpent's Skull (starting in Feb.)

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Yup. Carrion Crown is the next Adventure Path after Serpent's Skull.

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Hate to say it, but "Carrion Crown" made me think "Legacy of Fire: Howl of the Carrion King" + the "Crimson Throne" AP. Korvosa with gnolls?
Either that or an actual crown made out of meat.
Ewwww.

"Behold! I am the princess of processed meats!"

*Puts on crown made of (mostly) sausage inna bun, and her nice bologna-slices cape*

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Zeugma wrote:

Hate to say it, but "Carrion Crown" made me think "Legacy of Fire: Howl of the Carrion King" + the "Crimson Throne" AP. Korvosa with gnolls?

Either that or an actual crown made out of meat.
Ewwww.

"Behold! I am the princess of processed meats!"

*Puts on crown made of (mostly) sausage inna bun, and her nice bologna-slices cape*

If the title of a Paizo AP makes you associate that product with another Paizo AP, I don't really see that as much of a bad thing.

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Yes, but it also reminds me of carrion...because it's right in the title.
Does this "Meat Hat" AP have Clinton Boomer's stamp on it?


Zeugma wrote:

Hate to say it, but "Carrion Crown" made me think "Legacy of Fire: Howl of the Carrion King" + the "Crimson Throne" AP. Korvosa with gnolls?

Either that or an actual crown made out of meat.
Ewwww.

"Behold! I am the princess of processed meats!"

*Puts on crown made of (mostly) sausage inna bun, and her nice bologna-slices cape*

what about carrion hill:

The strange city of Carrion Hill has long loomed over the surrounding swamps in eastern Ustalav, yet its rulers have shifted many times through the centuries. Often enough that only a few sinister scholars and curious minds know the true nature of the hill’s original inhabitants—vile and depraved cultists of the Old Gods. Yet this morning, a dreadful recrudescence rises from the depths of buried nightmare in the vaults below Carrion Hill. A monster stalks the twisted alleys of the city, spreading panic before it and leaving destruction in its wake. Can the Carrion Hill Horror be stopped?

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Carrion Hill...Carrion Hill...

Nope, doesn't ring a bell.

Spoiler:
Just kidding!


So who came up with the name first, because this is in World of Warcraft:

Quote:
Carrion Hill is a skeleton-riddled mound northeast of Auchindoun in the Bone Wastes. It is the feeding grounds of several carrion birds. The huge white carrion bird Trachela lives here.


WoW, too?

Okay, who's been leaving these piles of perfectly good protein all over the place?

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Enevhar Aldarion wrote:

So who came up with the name first, because this is in World of Warcraft:

Quote:
Carrion Hill is a skeleton-riddled mound northeast of Auchindoun in the Bone Wastes. It is the feeding grounds of several carrion birds. The huge white carrion bird Trachela lives here.

Carrion Hill was originally written by Rich Pett (who I'm 99% sure does not know much at all about Warcraft) about 4 or 5 years ago. That manuscript remained unpublished at Paizo until last year.

There's plenty of other examples of parallel development/design along these lines if you look at enough worlds, actually. It's not that uncommon.

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James Jacobs wrote:
There's plenty of other examples of parallel development/design along these lines if you look at enough worlds, actually. It's not that uncommon.

While I'm not sure if the word Calistria is actually taken from Real World lore but I saw the name in a Warhammer 40K product the other day so yeah, it happens.

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Ravenmantle wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
There's plenty of other examples of parallel development/design along these lines if you look at enough worlds, actually. It's not that uncommon.
While I'm not sure if the word Calistria is actually taken from Real World lore but I saw the name in a Warhammer 40K product the other day so yeah, it happens.

The name "Calistria" came from a simple corruption of the name Callisto, who (in Greek mythology) was a nymph. That name itself at its most basic translates into something like "most beautiful." We changed the spelling a bit because Calistria is an elf, not a human myth from Greece, but the basic idea is the same. I suspect in Elven, the name "Calistria" translates into something like "dangerous beauty."

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James Jacobs wrote:
Enevhar Aldarion wrote:

So who came up with the name first, because this is in World of Warcraft:

Quote:
Carrion Hill is a skeleton-riddled mound northeast of Auchindoun in the Bone Wastes. It is the feeding grounds of several carrion birds. The huge white carrion bird Trachela lives here.

Carrion Hill was originally written by Rich Pett (who I'm 99% sure does not know much at all about Warcraft) about 4 or 5 years ago. That manuscript remained unpublished at Paizo until last year.

There's plenty of other examples of parallel development/design along these lines if you look at enough worlds, actually. It's not that uncommon.

Why is that? Was there any particular reason why you guys didn't publish it sooner?

I have to say that I'm absolutely thrilled about the Ustalav book and Carrion Crown AP! Unleash the deranged duo known as Pett & Logue (TM), and Golarion (along with a huge number of unfortunate players) won't be the same ever again! ;)

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Asgetrion wrote:
I have to say that I'm absolutely thrilled about the Ustalav book and Carrion Crown AP!

Speaking of whch, how often do Paizo announce new books and add product pages? Trying to figure out roughly when we can expect the next batch of Paizo goodness.


Ravenmantle wrote:


Speaking of whch, how often do Paizo announce new books and add product pages? Trying to figure out roughly when we can expect the next batch of Paizo goodness.

Rather than retype the whole thing, I just copy-pasted what I wrote about this from the Tian Xia Book thread:

Official product announcements lately have been done in four month blocks and about six months in advance of the beginning of the block. For example, the thread in this forum announcing the Sept-Dec 2010 products was posted mid-Feb, so do not expect any official announcements til maybe mid-July for Jan-Apr 2011. There will probably be a hardcover book on that schedule, though whether it will be the next book in the new version of the Campaign Setting series is hard to say, though that is the only hardcover I can think of that would be coming out at that time.


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Ravenmantle wrote:
Asgetrion wrote:
I have to say that I'm absolutely thrilled about the Ustalav book and Carrion Crown AP!
Speaking of whch, how often do Paizo announce new books and add product pages? Trying to figure out roughly when we can expect the next batch of Paizo goodness.

From my years of working in the book industry, the answer is you release info about 3 times a year, usually about February, June and October. Now the thing that changes that in the gaming industry is GenCon. So more then likely we will get actual dates for Jan-April 2011 (possibly a little more due to it being August instead). We do know that there will be 4 AP's (6 of Serpent's Skull and 1-3 of Carrion Crown), 2 Companions one of which will be about Ustalav in some way, 4 Campaign Setting books one of which will be about Ustalav, and the date for Ultimate Magic.

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Asgetrion wrote:
Why is that? Was there any particular reason why you guys didn't publish it sooner?

Carrion Hill was originally sent to us by Rich for an adventure to be printed in Dungeon magazine. The way we ran Dungeon, we had every adventure planned out a year in advance, so by the time Rich sent in his proposal, the EARLIEST we could publish the adventure was a year away.

Further complicating things was the fact that in an issue of Dungeon that contains an adventure path installment, the room left for the two non-adventure path installments was pretty small. Carrion hill was a pretty sizable adventure, and would NEVER have fit into an issue of Dungeon that also had an adventure path installment, so the plan was to publish Carrion Hill soon after we finished with Dungeon's "Savage Tide" adventure path. And THEN we lost the magazine license, and WotC was gracious enough to extend the license by 4 or 6 months so that we could finish up "Savage Tide."

But that all left Carrion Hill without a place to be published. And it took us this long to finally get to a point where we could fit it in to the module schedule.

It's been a long, strange road for Carrion Hill, but I'm glad it's finally out!


Great tidbit. I'm glad it ended up in Ustalav.


James Jacobs wrote:
It's been a long, strange road for Carrion Hill, but I'm glad it's finally out!

so are we

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and me:)


I feel like I'm late at the party but woohoo! An Ustalav AP! I've been wanting one ever since I've read the country description in the Campaign Guide. I'll really looking forward to this one, bring on the Carrion Crown.


I'm so happy now.
Few months ago I was thinking, "wow. an Ustalav ap would be cool as hell.
It'll never happen though. I never get anything nice."
and now, this.
I'm crying on my keyboard as I type this.


There was a whole article on why you never get anything nice. Didn't you read it?


I don't know what you're even talking about.
Why would somebody do that to me?


I hate to tell you this, but the article blames you (pl.).


Did your little Cosmo article have a quiz in it?

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Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:
Did your little Cosmo article have a quiz in it?

Right after the article on 12 Ways to Hit Your GM Spot and the one on Six Simple Things You Can Do To Fit Into That Catgirl Costume in Time for GenCon, there was one on 9 Ways Spanky Ruined D&D.


Spanky is getting something nice! NO!!!!! CURSES!!!! Foiled again!


Does that extra layer of tinfoil up your AC?

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