Umm, short time slot much?


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After the winners have been announced for the open call, they'll get a PDF of the River Kingdoms. However, they only have 3 days to familiarize themselves and created an archtype. Doesn't that seem a little harsh? I know nothing of the river kingdoms and would be at a severe disadvantage, and I imagine I'm not alone.

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It is very short notice, assuming one doesn't purchase the PDF on the remote chance they'll place in the Top 32.

Things you could try doing are coming up with a few archetype ideas, and then if you get in, just spend the time adapting your archetypes to the area.

There's also the PathfinderWiki, although it appears a lot of that information is from the 2008 Campaign Setting, so it may be out of date.

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That's the way it always works... after the first round the advancers have to be really on their toes... this is purposeful, working well under deadline pressure is a very, very important part of being a freelancer.

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It's only a start, but there's the River Kingdoms entry on the Pathfinder Wiki. Besides that, though, think of it as a challenge of your own resourcefulness.

EDIT: Ninja´d! And touche, Shadow!


You can also find information on the River Kingdoms in the Goloriopedia if you want a head start on things.

Edit: Ninja'd, but at least I got my link working right. ;-)

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You can look at the unofficial PathfinderWiki as Cheapy mentioned above, and we also have the Round 2 Rules available for review if you want to get a head start on an archetype.

There's also some Pathfinder Tales Web Fiction set in the area (The Seventh Execution, and Plow and Sword, I believe). The Short Fiction (Prodigal Sons) that appeared in the Kingmaker Adventure Path is also available for purchase.

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If you wait until you know whether you made it to the next round or not before you start to prepare, you are setting yourself up for a very hectic time - and I'm speaking from experience here.

Those submission deadlines are brutal, and the smart thing to do is to take every opportunity to prepare, as if you were certain you would advance. If you don't want to spend the money on the pdf, there are plenty of free options out there, as has been mentioned already.

You might also start boning up on monster and encounter design.

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I'm totally starting early, but I need to know how specifically to tie it into the kingdoms.

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Zelkon, that's up to you, but I'd try to tie it in pretty specifically. No one's going to tell us anything more than "The archetype must be suitable for the River Kingdoms of Paizo's Golarion setting."

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Zelkon wrote:
I'm totally starting early, but I need to know how specifically to tie it into the kingdoms.

Well, you have many many options!

  • You can spring for the PDF, leaving you weeks and weeks to prep at full steam.
  • You can rely on the considerable body of freely-available detail, on the existing setting Wikis.
  • You can do "general" preparation, but plan to do most of the real work only after the Top 32 are announced, putting in lots of effort those 3 days.

And, you can combine the above however you please. Maybe start out with the wikis and see if the PDF is necessary, or come up with outlines based on the wiki and count on the 3-day submission period to fix up any holes.

Whichever way, have fun, and best of luck :D

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After writing up an archetype (that is still horribly over word count) I saw this "twist" and thought pretty much the same thing you did. I then looked at a copy of River Kingdoms and there are so many varied things going on there you could probably squeeze most anything you want into the land.

I just stripped my fluff description and threw in some of the key words I keep seeing repeated throughout the book, a name of one of the gods, and a name of one of the groups of people associated with that god, and it now looks like my archetype was designed around this sect of people.

.......It kind of reminds me of the bulk of college research papers I have ever written; say what I want to say and then look for someone who is saying something similar to use as a reference.

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Completely didn't know this info was out - assumed it would be revield later. Thanks! (Hoping to make it and why not prep)

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Zelkon wrote:
After the winners have been announced for the open call, they'll get a PDF of the River Kingdoms. However, they only have 3 days to familiarize themselves and created an archtype. Doesn't that seem a little harsh? I know nothing of the river kingdoms and would be at a severe disadvantage, and I imagine I'm not alone.

No. Lots of resources available. IMO someone "creative" can do a great deal making a arch type to mesh with just the following cover page information without delving any deeper into any of the hyperlinks for more information.

http://www.pathfinderwiki.com/wiki/River_Kingdoms

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