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    Maps and illos from adventure five, Cauldron-Born

    Eric is working on layout now, and it should be ready next week. Though originally planned as a one-level adventure, it grew substantially as Thurston and I realized how many threads we wanted to provide conclusions for. Knowing how many groups fall apart before they finish a campaign, we wanted to make sure this was a grandiose climax for the first third of the adventure path, something that people could shoot toward if they weren't sure they'd make it all the way through 13.

    So now, Cauldron-Born takes parties from level 7 to level 9 in Pathfinder, and level 10 to level 13 in 4th edition D&D. (So yes, you get the two first paragon path goodies before the climax.)

    I encourage you, if you plan to get the book in print, to also take a trip to your local print shop and make some hand-outs for your players, because there are several.

    We'll post some of those later. But now, a scene from the banquet between dignitaries of two rival nations. A toast to peace!



    Illo by Eleni Tsami.
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    Other illos. These are spoilers.

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    Illos by Eleni Tsami and Shen Fei.

    Maps tomorrow.
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    The one with the "goblin" is creepy!

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    Those are awesome! Compliments to the artist, and to everyone who has put this adventure path together. It's been a ton of fun, and it looks like that's not going to change any time soon.
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    Just a note about the Gremlin art and the Pathfinder license;

    A friend of mine recently released a PF-compatible adventure with a murderer targeting children, which qualifies as "adult content" per Paizo's licensing. He was asked to either change the adventure, or to release the adventure under the OGL instead of the Pathfinder license. Might be something to keep in mind with Cauldron-Born; the art lacks context, but it wouldn't be a stretch to guess it falls under the same "adult content" clause.
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    I appreciate the heads up, but I would hope that they'd get on our case first for:

    * Elven gendercide in the setting's backstory.
    * A mass grave in the first adventure.
    * Someone dying by being impaled on the top of an iron fence, in the second adventure.
    * The party being forced to watch a citizen be stabbed for enjoyment by criminals.
    * The chance of dozens of workers burning to death in a factory fire.
    * An old man being mauled by jaguars in public.
    * A prisoner committing suicide by smashing his skull against a wall.
    * Someone being hanged by a belt in the third adventure.
    * PCs' dying bodies twitching under the control of an evil serpent demigod.
    * Rock Rackus.
    * A woman being mind-controlled and sold into sex slavery, adventure four.
    * A stadium of people cheering the death of a friendly NPC.
    * A prisoner tortured for centuries by hanging from hooks.

    I'd give us a solid R rating, but I don't think we ever cross the line into egregious gore, glorifying violence, or presenting the suffering of others as something to cheer.

    Not knowing the context of your friend's adventure I can't make a judgment there, but as for us, we've already done stuff far more disturbing for a kid to be exposed to than just imperiling adolescents.
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    Did we ever get high definition maps for part 5?
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    @Marius Delphus might be able to help.
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    Sure, I'm unsure of how to message through the new enworld, do you think he'll drop in on the post. I"m specifically looking for the subway (that's as far as i've prepared) and I wanted a map that got rid of all the trap locations.
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    I dunno. You can never tell with that guy.

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