Varisia, Birthplace of Legends

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Varisia, Birthplace of Legends
Varisia, Birthplace of Legends
PZO9425
(Book)
Author(s) F. Wesley Schneider, Amber E. Scott, Tork Shaw, James L. Sutter, and Jerome Virnich
Publisher Paizo Publishing, LLC
Price Print: $10.99
PDF: $7.99
Released August 2012
Type Sourcebook
Binding Paperback
Pages 32 pages
isbn ISBN 978-1-60125-453-5
Rules set PFRPG
Series Pathfinder Companion
Follows Blood of Angels
Precedes Knights of the Inner Sea
Artwork from Varisia, Birthplace of Legends

Varisia, Birthplace of Legends, a Pathfinder Player Companion sourcebook by F. Wesley Schneider, Amber E. Scott, Tork Shaw, James L. Sutter, and Jerome Virnich, was released in August 2012. This issue was the first in the line to use a redesigned and reorganized layout, introducing the "For Your Character" section, "Questions to Ask Your GM" sidebar, a rules index, "Did You Know?" trivia callouts, full-spread artwork, two-page topical sections, and a monthly release schedule.[1]

Begin an adventure like no other in Varisia, a land of ancient mysteries and fantastic danger. Within this book you’ll find countless player-friendly possibilities as you explore one of the most richly detailed corners of the Pathfinder campaign setting. Will you indulge fortune as a Varisian wanderer, retake your tribal lands as a fierce Shoanti barbarian, uncover the secrets of a lost arcane empire, or fight to protect your peaceful home from dark magic and fierce monsters? The choices are endless, but you'll find the ones that are right for you with this primer to an entire realm of adventure.

Varisia, Birthplace of Legends presents a player-focused overview of the land, people, magic, and mysteries of the region of Varisia, one of the best-loved and most explored frontiers of the Pathfinder campaign setting. Every Pathfinder Player Companion includes new options and tools for every Pathfinder RPG player.

These are just a few of the features you’ll find inside this book:

  • A bold new format with new features, revealing more exciting topics, options, and inspirations every time you turn the page.
  • A look into the lives of Varisia’s native peoples, the proud tribal Shoanti and far-traveling Varisians, with new ways to play members of both cultures.
  • New archetypes, feats, equipment, and traits to make characters a part of Varisia, plus many that link to Adventure Paths set in the region, like Rise of the Runelords.
  • A player-friendly map of Varisia, featuring major settlements, distances between locations, and hints at adventure sites to explore.
  • A player’s guide for the Shattered Star Adventure Path, giving players everything they need to know to create characters ready to face this deadly new campaign.

Contents

  • For Your Character (2)
  • Welcome to Varisia (4)
  • Shoanti (6)
  • Varisians (8)
  • Battle in Varisia (10)
  • Magic & Faith in Varisia (12)
  • Equipment in Varisia (14)
Armor and weapons
bladed scarf · earth breaker · hide shirt · klar · Shoanti bola · starknife · totem spear
Adventuring gear
barbarian chew · harpy musk · scarf · Varisian idol
  • Player's Map of Varisia (16)
  • Korvosa (18)
  • Magnimar (20)
  • Riddleport (22)
  • Janderhoff (24)
  • Kaer Maga (25)
  • Sandpoint and Other Settlements (26)
  • Campaigns in Varisia (28)
  • Shattered Star Player's Guide (30)
  • Shoanti Tribal Lands (inside front cover)
  • Varisian Caravan Routes (inside back cover)

References

  1. F. Wesley Schneider. (August 9, 2012). 11 Awesome Things About the Refreshed Player Companions, Paizo Blog.