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Post Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:10 am 
 

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Does anyone own this in hardcopy?

It's getting rave reviews and $34.99 is a reasonable price.

But the Paizo website lists it as PDF-only.
And I think I campaign setting really needs to be hardcopy.

Especially if it has maps ... if it's a good campaign setting, it's got to have good maps.

http://paizo.com/store/downloads/pathfi ... 48btpy84eo

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:03 am 
 

I should warn you that an updated copy of the book is due out in February, I think, updated to the Pathfinder ruleset, and have an extra 40 pages of new material (or was it 40,000 words of material?). Just so you're aware.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:40 am 
 

Yes, there is a hardcopy, Paizo must have sold out.

Here are all the maps included:
Golarion Poster Map (the whole campaign area)

1/2 Page Maps providing a bit more detail on certain areas (most are reprinted from other material, or have been updated in more detail in individual supplements specific to the area):
Andoran
Cheliax
Mwangi Expanse
Osirion
Ustalav
Varisia
Planes Map/Diagram

Lost Kingdoms - Golarion Map with past empires superimposed
Adventure Locations - Golarian Map locating all Paizo adventures published to date (first two full adventure paths and around 10 modules)

Astenon is correct, they are releasing a PFRPG update 320 pages (vs. 256) in February ($50).  They are also releasing a 68x44" poster map of Golarian in November ($20).  You could also pick up the Gazeteer, it is a 64 pg overview, that has the poster map (as a full page, not as a poster), and is only $18.

As to quality, I have not done much more than scan this, but generally Paizo hits the mark.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:01 pm 
 

Good book, but wait for the updated one if you can.

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:01 pm 
 

Grug Greyskin wrote:You could also pick up the Gazeteer, it is a 64 pg overview, that has the poster map (as a full page, not as a poster), and is only $18.


The Gazetteer sounds like a good, cheaper idea for the time-being.

I do wish we had a good RPG/hobby shop here so I could look at one of the hardcopies.  
B&N stores here sell Pathfinder, but are frequently sold out.


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:44 pm 
 

I know it's not completely close to you in Huntsville, but I saw a listing for this site up near Nashville (Hermitage), if you happen to make the drive up there.

too bad they don't sell directly out of President Jackson's home :)

http://thegamekeep.com/store-information/

  


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:50 pm 
 

I picked up a copy when it came out and thought it was great.  I sold it recently (wish I had kept it... hind sight, blah, blah, blah).  I'd be interested in seeing what changes they make in the new printing (if it's just rules stuff I don't think I'd purchase again).

The fluff was fantastic (esp. their take on different types of Humans) and other than a little of the patchwork syndrome that seems to be common in Fantasy RPG setting, it was a fantastic product.


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:20 pm 
 

misterspock wrote:I know it's not completely close to you in Huntsville, but I saw a listing for this site up near Nashville (Hermitage), if you happen to make the drive up there.

too bad they don't sell directly out of President Jackson's home :)

http://thegamekeep.com/store-information/


Evidently Nashville has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to hobby stores.  When I was looking for model RR stuff for my som, a friend in Franklin said there was a huge store dedicated to that.
Likewise, rare books.

Regarding the campaign setting HC,would prices be cheaper now before the new edition comes out, or afterward?


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:18 pm 
 

SoulCatcher78 wrote: and other than a little of the patchwork syndrome that seems to be common in Fantasy RPG setting, it was a fantastic product.


Definitely a valid criticism of Golarion.  You have to suspend disbelief a bit with the cultural differences nation to nation a la Forgotten Realms.

  
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