Building Tian Xia for PF2


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Hi! Im a long time DM, albeit a rusty one, of games like DnD and I am just DYING to play some sort of game of PF2 set in Tian Xia (I've recently discovered a love of Xianxia and Wuxia content). The setting seems so rich and varied with a ton of untapped potential (please give it the Mwangi Expanse treatment!).

I've gotten hold of the Dragon Empires Primer and Gazetteer (the primer is sadly redundant) and I was wondering which of the adventure paths would be a good place to mine for information about making adventures in the Dragon Empires? I have no interest in actually playing the adventures themselves I just want a decent amount of information to help me make the setting work and have some life to it. It seems like Jade Regent 4-6 would be a good start as well as Fist of the Ruby Phoenix but I'm not quite ready to drop money on books that aren't going to give me setting information.

What would you suggest?


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I've never seen an AP where at least one of the books didn't have some backmatter devoted to lore for the region... But I don't know which books within the AP you'd want. Haven't read those two specifically.


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Book 2 of Fists of the Ruby Phoenix will give you a lot of material on Goka, one of the major cities of the continent.

Also, shouldn’t this be in the Lost Omens forum?


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Captain Morgan wrote:
I've never seen an AP where at least one of the books didn't have some backmatter devoted to lore for the region... But I don't know which books within the AP you'd want. Haven't read those two specifically.

Im new to how APs work so I wasn't sure how in depth the titles go and if its worth a purchase just for a few paragraphs of info vs a deep dive of locations and people


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keftiu wrote:

Book 2 of Fists of the Ruby Phoenix will give you a lot of material on Goka, one of the major cities of the continent.

Also, shouldn’t this be in the Lost Omens forum?

As far as I know no information on Tian Xia is in any lost Omens books outside of Fists so I put it here. Is that sub more specific to settings?


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Shirren_Human_Expert wrote:
keftiu wrote:

Book 2 of Fists of the Ruby Phoenix will give you a lot of material on Goka, one of the major cities of the continent.

Also, shouldn’t this be in the Lost Omens forum?

As far as I know no information on Tian Xia is in any lost Omens books outside of Fists so I put it here. Is that sub more specific to settings?

The Lost Omens General Discussion forum is for Pathfinder’s setting, yes.

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In Jade Regent, Tide of Honor has stuff on Minkai and The Empty Throne a gazetteer of Kasai, capital of Minkai.


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Shirren_Human_Expert wrote:
Captain Morgan wrote:
I've never seen an AP where at least one of the books didn't have some backmatter devoted to lore for the region... But I don't know which books within the AP you'd want. Haven't read those two specifically.
Im new to how APs work so I wasn't sure how in depth the titles go and if its worth a purchase just for a few paragraphs of info vs a deep dive of locations and people

They usually have about 5 or 6 pages devoted to it, and another 5 or so pages devoted to something else relevant to the region, like a unique ancestry, plus a bunch of monsters you might find in the area. I leave it up to you if that's worth $25 USD. I will say I've spent that money for very similar reason as yourself on occasion.

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