Wesley Schneider , is the first chapter in the Rise of the Runelords adventure path and debuted on August 29, A special Gen Con edition of the book was released featuring a different cover. In the days that follow, a sinister shadow settles over Sandpoint. Rumors of goblin armies and wrathful monsters in forgotten ruins have set the populace on edge. As Sandpoint's newest heroes, the PCs must deal with treachery, goblins , and the rising threat of a forgotten empire whose cruel and despotic rulers might not be as dead as history records.
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Wolfgang Baur. Erik Mona. Richard Pett Goodreads Author. Wesley Schneider Goodreads Author. Wayne Reynolds Artist. Robert Lazzaretti Cartographer. Vincent Dutrait Interior Artist. Five years after a tragic fire and spate of brutal murders, the people of Sandpoint eagerly anticipate the Swallowtail Festival to commemorate the consecration of the town's new temple.
At the height of the ceremony, disaster strikes! In the days that follow, a sinister shadow settles over Sandpoint. Rumors of goblin armies and wrathful monsters in forgotten ruins have set the populace on edge. As Sandpoint's newest heroes, the PCs must deal with treachery, goblins, and the rising threat of a forgotten empire whose cruel and despotic rulers might not be as dead as history records.
Wesley Schneider. Cover art by Wayne Reynolds Get A Copy. Paperback , 92 pages. More Details Original Title. Rise of the Runelords 1 , Pathfinder Adventure Path 1. Other Editions 1. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Pathfinder Adventure Path 1 , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Pathfinder Adventure Path 1.
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. Sort order. Basic Plot: Goblins are attacking Sandpoint and heroes have to save the day, even when they discover the threat goes way farther than just goblins. They are very fly-by-the-seat-of-the-GM's-pants kinds of systems where you make calls as issues come up and there is no real need to spend hours looking up obscure rules on how to do a particular action.
Pathfinder is such a rich world, though, that I forgot all about that. After reading this book, with its comprehensive backstory yay roleplaying!!! The rules were largely laid out for me, and I had only to really familiarize myself with the book before running. I'm running this adventure path for three different groups right now, and I'm really looking forward to moving through the whole series. Even running through the series with three different groups, it's different every time with all of the role-play opportunities.
Nov 09, Joe Deangelo rated it liked it. I would give the story 2. Apr 09, Ty Arthur rated it it was amazing. Summer I had been very eagerly awaiting the launch of the first issue, and strolled into a game store asking for this new-fangled thing called "Pathfinder.
Needless to say, that store ended up lining the shelves with Paizo material not too long after. Onto the book itself, its kind of hard to rate because I've got some serious rose colored glasses going on here.
I made some life long friends and memories that will stay with me to my dying days playing this adventure path. On the book itself, Paizo was trying to pull out all the stops while still offering something familiar to cast a wide net and bring in a big new following. Long story short, it worked. Yes, this is an adventure about goblins attacking a sleepy town, but damn they immediately started pushing the boundaries as soon as they were off the Wizards of the Coast leash.
There are some very strong horror and sexuality themes here that Wizards wouldn't have allowed, but it doesn't go so far overboard as to alienate people like something along the lines of Lamentations Of The Flame Princess. This first issue isn't perfect -- its trying to be too many things at once, cramming in a ton of different cultures and concepts into one small town to introduce the world of Golarion, but it gets so much right its hard to find a fault there.
In fact the in-depth description of every building and denizen of Sandpoint is probably the highlight, because it allows you to make a living, breathing town where 1st level characters can get into all kinds of trouble or become heroes, if that's your thing by doing so much more than repelling goblin invaders. From staving off the advances of star-struck local farmer's daughters or dealing with their angry fathers if give in to temptation to untangling deadly family threads while handling insane creatures trapped under the town for thousands of years, there's just so much to do here, and Burnt Offerings kicks off the adventure path with a bang.
My group of players ended up hating Sandpoint more than the villains trying to destroy it by the end, but your group might love and strive to protect it. From the new monsters like the Sandpoint Devil and Attic Whisperer to the world-building sections and adventure itself, Burnt Offerings was an absolutely killer first issue to start the Pathfinder legacy, and I look forward to running this path for my son one day down the line for a new generation of Sandpoint Heroes. This adventure is a good kick-start to a low-level Pathfinder campaign.
Or it can be used in any campaign setting with some tweaking. It offers a good start for the campaign, and it is a good introduction to Pathfinder since it was among the first modules written and assumes little to no existing knowledge of the game world.
There is also a downloadable pdf player's guide for this module specifically that has some details on characters, the country where it is set, etc, which can help your pla This adventure is a good kick-start to a low-level Pathfinder campaign. There is also a downloadable pdf player's guide for this module specifically that has some details on characters, the country where it is set, etc, which can help your players make characters without having to buy alot of Pathfinder source materials if you are just trying it out.
I was very impressed with how this was written and its mix of combat, puzzles, mystery, and roleplaying situations. It is not your typical all-hack-and-slash, but it has plenty of that to keep sword-slingers happy while also entertaining everyone else. Jul 10, James Noyes rated it liked it Shelves: rpg. THis is in no way a book to just sit down and read.
It is however a finely crafted tool to use in Dungeons and Dragons. I am the DM in my group and this starter adventure was great. My players loved the base Sandpoint and the NPCs the priest, sherrif, ranger, etc. They were immediately sucked into the game. I like the supplmental information, so I suppose the information on the city and such could be considered fictional non-fiction.
Shelves: role-playing-games. A fantastic adventure that will renew your love re: your players' fear of goblins. Some of the NPCs get only a stat line i. Human Male Level X Class Y and that can make for some awkward encounters, but the story is very good. Apr 26, Liam Whalen rated it really liked it Shelves: rpgs. A great first adventure.
Some humour and some horror. There are some errors with one of the maps, but those are easily rectified. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. About James Jacobs. James Jacobs. Other books in the series. Rise of the Runelords 7 books. Books by James Jacobs. As dedicated readers already know, some of the best and most innovative stories on the shelves come from the constantly evolving realm of young ad Read more Trivia About Pathfinder Advent No trivia or quizzes yet.
Post a Comment. Jhaeman's Detritus. Subscribe To Posts Atom. Comments Atom. Each issue of the series is 96 full-colour pages and comes with 1 part of a 6-part adventure and several useful pieces of supplemental material. The back-matter fleshes out locations, monsters, NPCs, prestige classes, historical events, magic items, or almost anything else that could be in some way relevant to either the present adventure path or other adventures in the campaign world of Golarion.
Pathfinder Adventure Path #1: Burnt Offerings
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Chapter 1 – Burnt Offerings