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Pathfinder #1 Burnt Offerings

I finally managed to get my copy of the first issue of Pathfinder last Saturday and am about half way through reading it. It's not really a magazine: it's more like a full-colour glossy module with background articles that both support the main adventure and the setting of Sandpoint. The adventure ("Burnt Offerings") is the first part of the Rise of the Runelords adventure path which starts at 1st level and goes up to 15th, and features those nasty little goblins as depicted by Wayne Reynolds on the front cover and talked about here

Overall, I'm impressed with what I've read so far. The adventure looks good and I like what I've seen of the Pathfinder Chronicles campaign setting, although I think I'd pick Savage Tide over this one if I had to choose one to run. One thing I really liked was the use of Open Game Content from Green Ronin's excellent Book of Fiends and from Necromancer's Tome of Horrors. What I didn't like so much was the anime/manga style art which I gather was because a first choice artist dropped out.

UPDATE
Finished reading the whole book this morning. The adventure is good but the interesting monsters (including the creepy little attic whisperer), and particularly the articles on the fallen kingdom of Thassilon and the Pathfinder Society and its exotic travels were the things I enjoyed the most. Looking forward to issue #2!

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(Anonymous)
Sep. 14th, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC)
Gorilla Goblins
That goblin looks like it should be on a gorillas album! Hmm Manga D&D meets the Gorillas, interesting concept!
richgreen01
Sep. 14th, 2007 09:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Gorilla Goblins
Yeah, the goblin is by Kyle Hunter and very cool. The anime-style art in the book isn't by him unfortunately.
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