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War for the Crown is the twenty-second campaign to grace the pages of the Pathfinder Adventure Path series, and is expected to begin in February 2018. It is set in Taldor.

This adventure path has been announced but has not yet been released.
Product details such as release date, authors, cover art, and contents are subject to change.
As the political scene in the ancient kingdom of Taldor explodes into chaos, players take the roles of agents, advocates and saboteurs working for Princess Eutropia to help secure her claim to the throne and prevent the nation from collapsing into civil war. Along the way, the heroes must recover hidden secrets of Taldor's past — many deliberately hidden — and grow from relative nobodies to powerful politicians and spymasters in the deadliest political arena in the Inner Sea!
  • Complete monthly campaign running February 2018-July 2018 (Monthly volumes, $22.99)
  • Golarion's timeline thunders forward with a new destiny for Taldor in a thrilling campaign of espionage and intrigue that mixes James Bond with Game of Thrones! Your heroes decide the fate of the nation, and perhaps that of the whole Inner Sea Region!
  • Pathfinder Pawns, Poster Map Folios, and Pathfinder Battles miniatures tie-ins enrich the fantasy!

Releases

Pathfinder Adventure Path
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Crownfall Written by Thurston Hillman Released February 2018
As the entire capital city gathers to celebrate, conspiracy and stagnation rot the old empire of Taldor to its core! When a high-minded cabal of senators and nobles try to steer their nation away from disaster, Emperor Stavian III himself orders a bloodbath in the Senate halls, trapping neophyte spies inside layer upon layer of magical security. As tensions rise and the emperor falls, can the heroes escape the forgotten halls beneath the Senate and save the heir to Taldor from an assassin's blade? And even then, can anyone prevent a civil war that will tear the Inner Sea's oldest nation apart at its rotting seams?
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Songbird, Scion, Saboteur Written by Richard Pett Released March 2018
As newly-appointed agents in Taldor's escalating struggle for succession, the heroes must help their Princess Eutropia build a power base by reclaiming her family's land from squatters—the debased Lotheed family, who feast as their subjects starve and their infrastructure crumbles. Can the heroes infiltrate the high-society of Meratt County through its extravagant balls and tournaments, while secretly undermining Count Bartelby Lotheed's authority, or will their clandestine attempts to repair the damage done and woo allies ultimately lead them to the headsman's blade?
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The Twilight Child Written by Ron Lundeen Released April 2018
After dealing with the Lotheed family of Meratt County, the PCs head to the city of Yanmass to learn that an imperialist merchant has begun a political campaign against Princess Eutropia. In addition to this political struggle, the heroes discover that the city is plagued with other troubles, including increased threats from Qadiran bandits, the disappearance of skilled Taldan cavalry, a plague of disturbing nightmares, and the rise of a mysterious cult who worships a figure known as the Twilight Child. Can the adventurers unravel the mysteries and solve the city's problems while supporting their patron's push for the throne, or will they fall victim to knives in the dark?
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City in the Lion's Eye Written by Mikko Kallio Released May 2018
Princess Eutropia's rival for the throne of Taldor plans to plunge the nation into war to rally the people behind him, threatening to kill untold thousands in a battle not for ideals or security, but pure vanity. From the fortress-city of Zimar, General Pythareus commands the overwhelming army of Taldor, and one of the most ruthless spymasters the world has ever known. Even with the resources of the legendary Lion Blades beside them, can the PCs hope to outmaneuver a faceless conspiracy and end the War for the Crown once and for all, or will Taldor descend once more into a thousand-year orgy of violence?
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The Reaper's Right Hand Written by John Compton Expected June 2018
The War for the Crown has mutated into a war of mutually assured destruction that may tear all of Taldor down. To save the nation - and perhaps their own conscience - the heroes must slip their mortal bonds and find the First Emperor of Taldor in the infinite planar city of Axis. But things are not as they should be in the First Emperor's resplendent halls. Can the heroes save not just Taldor, but the legend who founded it, or will they discover the hard way that even a city of light casts long shadows?
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The Six-Legend Soul Written by Amber E. Scott Expected July 2018
With the validity of the Stavian royal line confirmed, the heroes return to Taldor to discover horrible machinations transpired in their absence, and they must now face the cunning secret society, the Immaculate Circle, to recover the soul of their departed benefactor. But as they return triumphant, they find themselves not celebrated but hated, hunted, and accused of regicide. To set the world right and end the War for the Crown, the heroes must confront not one but six of Taldor's greatest emperors, resurrected from the past by equal parts malice and hubris!

Related publications

Player's Guides
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War for the Crown Player's Guide Written by Crystal Frasier Released March 22, 2018
The War for the Crown Player's Guide provides players with all the spoiler-free information, inspiration, and new rules they'll need to create characters ready to read to dance, scheme, and backstab their way through the War for the Crown Adventure Path.

Within, players of this campaign will find everything they need to create backgrounds tied to personalities and events vital to Pathfinder Adventure Path's political machinations, along with new campaign-specific traits to give brave heroes the history and edge they'll need to brave the most dangerous landscape of all: Taldan high society! This player's guide also includes simplified social combat rules based on those from Pathfinder Ultimate Intrigue, an NPC statblock for the Princess Eutropia, and various class options and advice for characters ready to dive into adventure.

Sourcebooks
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Taldor, the First Empire Written by Mark Moreland Released December 2017
Kingdoms rise and nations fall, but Taldor endures! The first empire of the Inner Sea remains a powerhouse even after five-thousand years, its vast lands rife with adventure and intrigue. Explore its deadly politics, lost history, and towering monuments in Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Taldor, The First Empire. Taldor is a land of contradictions, indescribable splendor and urban decay, saturated with history both fondly remembered and deliberately forgotten. Discover incredible wealth by plumbing the First Empire's storied past and battling its great threats, or meet terrible ruin on perfumed lips and heady wines. The greatest dangers of Taldor—places, beasts, and especially its people—lie within.
Maps
War for the Crown Poster Map Folio Expected August 2018
Explore the glorious lands of Taldor, the First Empire, in the War for the Crown Poster Map Folio. Pore over masterful cartography and plan exciting adventures with these three massive poster maps designed for use with the War for the Crown Adventure Path! The first lavishly illustrated map depicts the capital city of Oppara, where the adventure begins and ends. The second map provides an overland look at Taldor's County of Meratt, and the third map is a beautifully illustrated map of the nation of Taldor itself. Whether you're looking for a walled city, a stretch of forest and plains, or an entire nation, these beautiful maps are the perfect resource for the War for the Crown Adventure Path or any fantasy campaign.
Miniatures
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War for the Crown Adventure Path Pawn Collection Produced by Paizo Inc. Expected October 2018
Key monsters and NPCs from the War for the Crown Adventure Path come alive on your tabletop with the War for the Crown Pawn Collection, featuring more than 100 pawns for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game or any tabletop fantasy RPG! Printed on sturdy cardstock, each pawn presents a beautiful full-color image of a monster or NPC from the War for the Crown campaign, including nobles, vigilantes, assassins, and dozens of unique creatures.