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For questions about adventure paths. An adventure path is a published module or set of modules that provide several different adventures, even a whole campaign, and often spans a large amount of character advancement. The term is often associated with Paizo's Pathfinder RPG.

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Is there an “Adventure Path” analog for White Wolf games?

I love the Pathfinder Adventure Path system. It offloads tons of game master work and provides a fully coherent campaign for months of play. White Wolf's Storytelling Adventure System (SAS) is great, ...
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How do I best decide who knows what at the beginning of a game? [closed]

Adventure Paths (APs) come with a freely downloadable player's guide that details a lot of things about the setting of the AP, including mechanical suggestions such as which prestige classes or class ...
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In the Shackled City, what is the relevance of the polymorphed Otyugh?

In section M4 the party encounter an otyugh polymorphed into an ogre. The encounter is straight to combat, so there is no real way of knowing it is anything other than an ogre, but a dispel magic ...
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What are the dead ends in the Shackled City adventure path?

I am looking to convert the Shackled City adventure path into 5e and one of the things I have found in my research is that the first few chapters don't necessarily connect very well to the story. I ...
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Kingmaker - how do the players buy/sell items (Possible spoilers)

In the first book of Kingmaker, the AP provides guidance on how the players can sell their loot and acquire new items through Oleg. Once the players start their kingdom, they have a city with a base ...
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Kingmaker Kobold treasure question (Spoilers)

Spoilers for Kingmaker. Are they supposed to get the treasure at all?
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What is a good method of heavyweight logistics transportation for kingdom building that can be tamed, created or built?

In our Kingmaker campaigh, the wizard (who is not too shy with necromancy) is thinking about heavyload transportation, as in all the stone and ore from mines, building materials and whatnot. Typical "...
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Should I end my campaign? [closed]

I am fairly new to being a DM. I recently wrapped up Kingmaker: The Stolen Lands, for Pathfinder, with my group, one new player and a veteran. The veteran is playing a tribal native ranger from the ...
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How does one become noble in Rise of the Runelords?

My group and I literally did every quest and side quest in the Rise of the Rune-lords Anniversary ed Chapter/Book one Burnt Offerings. Ameiko became a noble inheriting it legaly in title and land and ...
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Sheriff Hemlock - Favored Son trait [closed]

I am planning on taking the trait "Favored Son" of Sheriff Hemlock in the AP Rise of the Rune Lords. would anyone provide me some feedback how I could use this trait besides the way they say in the ...
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How should I buff a solo PC to survive a Pathfinder Adventure Path?

I'm planning to take a solo PC through the Mummy's Mask Adventure Path. The AP is designed for four characters, however, so I reckon she's going to need some help. The player is interested in ...
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What are appropriate narrative pauses/climaxes for levelling in the Shackled City adventure path?

I'm helping my DM with the preparation side of running Shackled City (well, converting it to Pathfinder for first time players and an underwater setting) and he's recently mentioned he doesn't want to ...
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Kobold character for Kingmaker Pathfinder adventure

I'm aiming for a high-charisma build to try to become the Kobold Queen. The starting rules are: Level 1, 200 GP, 15 point buy for being a standard fantasy setting, 2 traits. I want to include the "...
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What is the English name of the “Hohe Wächter” faction in Taldor?

We are going to start the Reign of Winter Adventure Path next week and our GM said we are part of a faction (or guild?). Since we are playing in German he told us the faction is “Hohe Wächter”, which ...
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What races would the drow be using as slaves?

I'm running the Second Darkness Adventure Path under Pathfinder rules. I have had to make many changes in the 3rd book to have a more balanced game, partly because my party size is 8 people. I own ...
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Should replacement characters have to take campaign traits?

I'm running the Second Darkness Adventure Path and between the books some players have changed out their characters. The Second Darkness Player's Guide had several campaign traits which were presented ...
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Recommendation for D&D 4E campaign books? [closed]

I'm a guy that's never DMed before but I'm looking at doing so very soon (I will be DMing for about 5 players.) However, due to the amount of free time I have, I won't be able to create many of my own ...
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Continuing the Reign of Winter adventure path

I'm reading through the Reign of Winter AP and have reached the final module. It feels to me that my players will want to Are there any existing modules that can be tampered with to help with that, ...
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Pitfalls to avoid when using kingdom building rules for the first time? [closed]

Our group is playing the Kingmaker adventure path and we are about to start a kingdom. I'm intending to use the Ultimate Campaign rules for kingdom building (they seem to be genuinely the same, aside ...
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How combat-heavy is Rise of the Rune Lords?

I am getting ready to start a new campaign and am looking over the APs. The group is thinking about Rise of the Runelords, but before we commit to a large AP such as this, I want to know more about ...
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Is there a topographical map of Ilmurea that provides height indicators?

I'm DM'ing book 5 of the Serpent's Skull campaign. Although I have the Serpent's Skull Poster Map Folio, its Ilmurea map doesn't help with determining the height of key buildings and the underground ...
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Why create a new settlement using Ultimate Campaign rules?

Me and my group and running the Kingmaker campaign. I'm GM'ing and they've asked me one very important question I've not been able to answer. Why should we create new settlements? Under the Ultimate ...
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How does one player controlling an entire PC party impact encounter difficulty?

Me and my friend have started a Pathfinder campaign (Second Darkness) where I am DMing and he is playing all 4 PCs. We are using roll20 (it's a great online tool to facilitate games). The reasons for ...
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What is the scale of the Celwynvian map in Pathfinder #15

Pathfinder #15 includes details of a ruined forest city, Celwynvian, but no scale is provided for either map. The inferred size is quite large as the order of battle laid out has a scope that belies ...
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Converting a 3.5e Campaign (Shackled City) to a 4e Campaign

I've played D&D on and off for a number of years and I thought that it would finally be time to try my hand at DM'ing. A little while ago, a friend bought me the Shackled City Adventure Path and ...
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What are the major changes between the two versions of Rise of the Runelords?

Paizo recently released an anniversary edition of Rise of the Runelords. What are the major changes from the older release of this adventure path?
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Can I start at any adventure path or would I be missing something by not running the first one?

I have never run or played an Adventure Path campaign but I am considering starting the subscription. If I understand it correctly each of the 6 part Adventure Paths start the player at 1st level and ...
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In Jade Regent, can animal companions fill job roles in caravans?

RAW says that animal companions count as travelers, and that every traveler has a job. It also says "Jobs can be performed by PCs, allied NPCs, or NPCs hired for the position." (Jade Regent Players' ...
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How do I help my players get more engaged in the story?

I play in a group where we routinely switch out GMs. When I GM I tend to prefer story-based games with lots of character building and descriptive role play. We tend to run Paizo's Adventure Paths ...
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Can I use the Eberron adventures as a short adventure path?

What level are the various Eberron adventures WotC put out for, and what level will my players most likely wind up after each one? Neither the WotC site or wikipedia list what level range all of them ...
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Would a mounted character work well in the Jade Regent adventure path?

I am about to be a player in the new Jade Regent adventure path from Paizo. It seems like there's a lot of overland travel in Jade Regent and I was considering playing a cavalier or another character ...
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What is all the backstory in an Adventure Path for if the players never see it?

I'm new to tabletop RPGs (although I have been interested for a long time, just had difficulty finding like-minded companions, and the funds required to get some of the stuff). When I was finally ...
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What is an Adventure Path?

After reading the questions, What are the D&D Adventure Paths? and Which Paizo Adventure Path most lends itself to 4e conversion?, I began to wonder about this term beyond what is self evident. A ...
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Which Paizo Adventure Path most lends itself to 4e conversion?

I'm thinking about running an adventure path at work, and I don't really want to run Scales of War or the ENWorld adventure path for various reasons, so Paizo's an obvious place to look. What are the ...