Do any of you recomend an / have a favorite Adventure Path?


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I would like to start a game and figure this would be a great starting point. The subscription looks nice, but is currently in the middle of a path :(

Grand Lodge

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I have only played Shackled City. You can get the entire path for $30 here. It is, however, 3.5, so some things will not mesh exactly.

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My top picks are:

1. Curse of the Crimson Throne
2. Legacy of Fire
3. Rise of the Runelords.

Those are all 3.5 paths, though. However, I do recommend Carrion Crown and Kingmaker AP as well.


donato wrote:

My top picks are:

1. Curse of the Crimson Throne
2. Legacy of Fire
3. Rise of the Runelords.

Those are all 3.5 paths, though. However, I do recommend Carrion Crown and Kingmaker AP as well.

+1 for both LoF and RotR. They are both great.


The full Rise of the Runelords won't be in print until June. :( (I prefer books to pdfs)
Legacy of Fire looks promising though...Thanks.


Curse and Kingmaker are my favorites, so far.


Carrion Crown and Crimson Throne have been my favorite so far.

If this is your first game, Crimson Throne will need PF conversion and Kingmaker requires a lot of work by the GM to make it more interesting, IMO


I have played the hell out of 3.0 but this will be my first Pathfinder game...so I think I'll steer clear of the conversion for now. Thanks


Drength wrote:
I would like to start a game and figure this would be a great starting point. The subscription looks nice, but is currently in the middle of a path :(

What themes do you like to play - Overland Adventure and Dungeon Crawl... Investigation and Politics.. Each path has a different theme.


Age of Worms and Savage Tide are in a statistical dead heat for first place in my heart.

Grand Lodge

I got a lot of hopes on the one coming out soon being the best but i am a sailor so its very much my cup of tea.

Scarab Sages

Rise of the Runelords is my favorite *by far* of those I've played/ran. It is worth running off of a pdf (printing out a pdf?) until you can get a hold of physical copies.

I have played RotRL, Second Darkness, Legacy of Fire, and have run Council of Thieves. I am about to run Carrion Crown.

Legacy of Fire is a good choice, though you need to work with the PCs in

one regard:
They won't have access to the material plane for two whole books - a third of the AP - which has stores for items and crafting supplies. Therefore, please be a nice GM and replace the random loot with loot they can actually use.

I personally really liked playing Second Darkness, but I've heard mixed reactions from the boards.

You'll have to convert to Pathfinder for all the APs except Council of Thieves, Kingmaker, and Jade Regent. [edit: and Carrion Crown] (and the new one - Skull and Shackles)


Well now I want to get all of them :(
Unfortunately that is not possible at this time...especially since I have to buy the core Pathfinder books. However, Carrion Crown does look like it would be a good choice since conversion shouldn't be necessary.

Thank you for the help.


I don't play PFRPG, but I do have all of the Adventure Paths from Curse onwards, and I don't think the 3.5->PFRPG conversion would be such a huge impact if you're inclined to run the earlier APs.

The Bestiaries are all PFRPG-based, and many of the monsters from the APs find their way into the various Bestiaries (or maybe the xyz Monsters Redeemed series?). The approach to encounter design is fairly similar (seamless?) and the flavor and color wouldn't change at all.

I'll second the recommendation of Legacy of Fire, and maybe Council of Thieves if you want a more urban-style adventure. And I'd say that the APs have gotten more tightly-plotted over time, but they're all of similarly high-quality, and all have good points - interesting NPCs, especially - to recommend them.

Even the different playstyles/approaches get pretty broad coverage when taken as a whole, so just pick the region & theme that appeals most.


I'll +1 Crimson Throne... It might require some conversions (but it is neither difficult or time consuming, except perhaps book 3). The sheer amount of fun scenes is what makes it so good...


Well, I've done it. I've spent entirely too much.
Thanks again for the input. I ended up getting Carrion Crown with the idea that I can pick up other APs later.

And now I am stuck waiting 5-16 business days when I could drive to the warehouse in an hour :(


@Drength

I'm about to start DMing Carrion Crown (I'll probably start next month if the gods permit). My advice? You should really check out all the Carrion Crown threads here at Paizo messageboards. Seriously, people gather and brainstorm so many ideas for the development of the plot (which, by itself was already great), it's awesome! Even the developers/authors sometimes come by and share their ideas/opinions, which only adds to the level of awesomeness!

Just my 2 copper pieces.

Cheers!


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Keltoi wrote:

Carrion Crown and Crimson Throne have been my favorite so far.

If this is your first game, Crimson Throne will need PF conversion and Kingmaker requires a lot of work by the GM to make it more interesting, IMO

Good to see that someone just basically wrote what I was going to write.

+1

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Crimson Throne by a fair distance if you don't mind the conversion from 3.5. Otherwise I would say Jade Regent if you want low prep-time, Kingmaker otherwise.

Grand Lodge

Drength wrote:

Well, I've done it. I've spent entirely too much.

Thanks again for the input. I ended up getting Carrion Crown with the idea that I can pick up other APs later.

And now I am stuck waiting 5-16 business days when I could drive to the warehouse in an hour :(

Great choice!

Pedro Sampaio wrote:

@Drength

I'm about to start DMing Carrion Crown (I'll probably start next month if the gods permit). My advice? You should really check out all the Carrion Crown threads here at Paizo messageboards. Seriously, people gather and brainstorm so many ideas for the development of the plot (which, by itself was already great), it's awesome! Even the developers/authors sometimes come by and share their ideas/opinions, which only adds to the level of awesomeness!

Just my 2 copper pieces.

Cheers!

I also second this - there is some good trouble shoots, ideas', supplementary materials and house rules on that thread which I have dived into and taken from as needed.

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