Strange Aeons Player's Guide


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I just wanted to add that I am also very disappointed that there will not be a sanity system. I used an ad hoc one while running carrion crown and it added quite a bit to the game; especially during the haunts. It was a lot of fun when a character went all the way to zero for the sanity (used a random chart from another system).

So I do hope that there is at least an optional sanity system for I am curious how paizo would develop such a sanity system.


Horror Adventures will have a sanity system, but my players are pretty happy that it won't be baked into the AP.


Is the first installment of this being released at Gen Con? Shouldn't we be seeing this soon? Just curious.

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It's an August release, which means it will start shipping to subscribers on August 15. Street date is August 31.


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Overall, I find the players guides very helpful from a crunch perspective; helpful hints and traits to help players generate usable and thus more enjoyable PC's.

My expectation for SA as a Horror themed AP is slightly different than my expectations for a more traditional AP. Player specific tips and techniques for playing in a horror themed game will be covered in the Horror hardcover and Player's Companion I'm certain.

I believe having SA specific tips by class would be great. Especially for classes which may not lend themselves to the Horror genre.


Eliandra Giltessan wrote:
It's an August release, which means it will start shipping to subscribers on August 15. Street date is August 31.

So, does that mean the Players Guide should be available for download the 15th?


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There about, yes.

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Correct. We're aiming to have it out right around the time subscriptions are going out. Might not be exactly on the 15th, though.

Also, thanks to everyone for all the suggestions and feedback on what should be addressed in the guide. It was helpful and I appreciate the feedback.


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I'm glad we could be of service with our feedback. :)


I'm new to the buying them as they release. When you say ship to subscribers the 15th, does that mean they are also available to download on the 15th, or is the street date of Aug 31 for the download as well?

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I believe the players guide will go out when the subscriber's emails are sent.

Or at least I'm hoping anyway :3

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adamjsams wrote:
I'm new to the buying them as they release. When you say ship to subscribers the 15th, does that mean they are also available to download on the 15th, or is the street date of Aug 31 for the download as well?

There's always a ship start and a ship end date, which you can check in the stickies in the Customer Service forum. Your order can ship any time in that window, and when it does you'll have access to the pdfs. So some people will get them on the 15th, and some people not until the next week. (Note: On Thursday the 11th, the order will spawn. This is not your shipping notification, just a notice that your order has processed. You'll get another email when it ships.)

EDIT: Link to the shipping thread for the month. Shipping is August 15-August 26.


Eliandra Giltessan wrote:


There's always a ship start and a ship end date, which you can check in the stickies in the Customer Service forum. Your order can ship any time in that window, and when it does you'll have access to the pdfs. So some people will get them on the 15th, and some people not until the next week. (Note: On Thursday the 11th, the order will spawn. This is not your shipping notification, just a notice that your order has processed. You'll get another email when it ships.)

EDIT: Link to the shipping thread for the month. Shipping is August 15-August 26.

I really appreciate the help.


adamjsams wrote:
Eliandra Giltessan wrote:


There's always a ship start and a ship end date, which you can check in the stickies in the Customer Service forum. Your order can ship any time in that window, and when it does you'll have access to the pdfs. So some people will get them on the 15th, and some people not until the next week. (Note: On Thursday the 11th, the order will spawn. This is not your shipping notification, just a notice that your order has processed. You'll get another email when it ships.)

EDIT: Link to the shipping thread for the month. Shipping is August 15-August 26.

I really appreciate the help.

Just to clarify, you won't be able to buy the PDF version of the AP's until the street date. The only way to have a shot at getting it before that date is by subscribing...since you get access to it as soon as your physical copy ships during the shipping window Eliandra was talking about.

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Another question about the Amnesia that I'm wondering about: Did the amnesia reduce PCs levels to 1st? Part of me wonders if it'd be more interesting to learn you were skilled in something kind of the way Quaid (Ahnold) learned about Hauser (also Ahnold) in the good Total Recall, rather than having been first level the whole time, in which case, what have you accomplished in your past, REALLY?


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Have you asked Ezren? There's a guy that's had a late start to adventuring.

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Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Another question about the Amnesia that I'm wondering about: Did the amnesia reduce PCs levels to 1st? Part of me wonders if it'd be more interesting to learn you were skilled in something kind of the way Quaid (Ahnold) learned about Hauser (also Ahnold) in the good Total Recall, rather than having been first level the whole time, in which case, what have you accomplished in your past, REALLY?

That's the assumption under which our group has been crafting backstories, but I don't think we know the official word yet.


Andrew Mullen wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Another question about the Amnesia that I'm wondering about: Did the amnesia reduce PCs levels to 1st? Part of me wonders if it'd be more interesting to learn you were skilled in something kind of the way Quaid (Ahnold) learned about Hauser (also Ahnold) in the good Total Recall, rather than having been first level the whole time, in which case, what have you accomplished in your past, REALLY?
That's the assumption under which our group has been crafting backstories, but I don't think we know the official word yet.

I asked James Jacobs a sort of similar question a month or so ago (was basically "Would it be possible to run a module before Strange Aeons with the characters that the same group would be playing in SA but revert them back to level 1 at the start of the AP due to amnesia?") and his response was basically "that's a bad idea, see why when the AP gets released".

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Is it true that the Yellow Sign will be included in the Player's Guide to get the group into the "right" mindset?

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Lord Fyre wrote:
Is it true that the Yellow Sign will be included in the Player's Guide to get the group into the "right" mindset?

That's not true, but people should certainly read it, so thanks for posting a handy link. :)


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So, today is potentially the day for a player's guide, how exciting.


Fingers crossed......


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That would be soooo cool!

Ruyan.


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If the player's guide isn't out by the end of the day today, then my PCs in SA will all receive 2 sanity damage each per day that it gets delayed. Your move, Paizo.


Will player's guide be out for everyone, or just for subscribers for now?

Grand Lodge

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On the Strange Aeons page...

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Lord Morrolan wrote:
Will player's guide be out for everyone, or just for subscribers for now?

For everyone.


John Woodford wrote:
For everyone.

Awesome, thanks!

I would have been kind of bummed out if I had to wait for another two weeks. I would've subscribed if there was a non-credit card option... (Mopes away in a corner)

Grand Lodge

any update for when it is out? I am way too excited :/

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Are the stars right?


We did just pass through the Perseid Meteor shower. Perhaps they were waiting for the final delivery to crash to earth.


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About 30 minutes until Paizo opens today, I hope the giant flying spaghetti monster from the office of expectation management shows up with a status update, or else today is going to be a long day.

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From the Office of Expectation Management: The Player's Guide is going to roll out a little later this week, so y'all can give your F5 key a break for now. :)

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Adam Daigle wrote:
From the Office of Expectation Management: The Player's Guide is going to roll out a little later this week, so y'all can give your F5 key a break for now. :)

Roger that, Mr. D!

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Thewms wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:
From the Office of Expectation Management: The Player's Guide is going to roll out a little later this week, so y'all can give your F5 key a break for now. :)

Roger that, Mr. D!

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"a little later this week" could still technically mean in the next 5 minutes...

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Adam Daigle wrote:
From the Office of Expectation Management: The Player's Guide is going to roll out a little later this week, so y'all can give your F5 key a break for now. :)

it's a trick!!

<pressing f5 1000 times more>

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The sacrifices have been made, the old gods propitiated, but still the elusive player's guide does not appear! What have the cultists done to offend the great Paizo monster? What sacrifice must be made to make this ritual work?

Time probably. Just sacrifice time. And waiting. Lots and lots of waiting.


*sets cryosnooze for Friday*

Dark Archive

Wednesday or friday is my guess.

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I do want to assure everyone that the Player's Guide is done and ready for your eager eyes. However, there are a lot of behind the scenes moving parts that need to be addressed before it can go live.

This is also why I am often vague about when something like Player's Guides will be available. As free, digital-only products, they often follow different processes (for example, they don't need to be solicited to book sellers/distributors). There have been plenty of times in the past where I "promised" something in a messageboard comment and because of other reasons that didn't come to pass my statement wasn't accurate, so I continue to be vague in my official predictions. Some subscribers will have the first volume of Strange Aeons in their downloads a day or three before the Player's Guide is available, but I truly don't think that will postpone anyone's campaigns, and if that's the case I do apologize.

Also, I'm really eager to see how people like the campaign! It's super weird, but fun and creepy!


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Thanks for the update.
Personally I'm grateful that Paizo produces the players guides so I'm sure not going to complain about it not being ready yet

(well not outside the privacy of my own mind anyway).

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.. but I truly don't think that will postpone anyone's campaigns, and if that's the case I do apologize.

Nope, not postponing us, two books of Mummy's Mask or a little more than three of Giant Slayer is doing that, I'm just eager to see what is in store, and the flurry of character generation ideas that follow.

Very much appreciative of the existence of the AP players guide, they always have done a great job of setting the tone.


Well, we are hoping to do character gen and start the game on friday, so I hope it is out by then.

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Unless a server catches fire, shoggoths invade the office, or Ranier blows up, you're safe.

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Adam Daigle wrote:
Unless a server catches fire, shoggoths invade the office, or Ranier blows up, you're safe.

Of course, now that you have said that ...

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I know, right!?


Already started creating my Realm Works realm from In Search of Sanity. Something to keep me busy until the players guide is released. :)


Got my subscriber's PDF... wow. Just wow.

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