Tuesday 8 January 2013

Reign of Winter: A Look Ahead

Generally, I write about Pathfinder products after they're published, not before. After all, I can't review something that I haven't read. However, this caught my attention, and I just felt I had to post about it. The Shattered Star Adventure Path comes to a close later this month (and expect my review of part 5, Into the Nightmare Rift very soon). Up next is Reign of Winter, dealing with the change of rulership that happens every 100 years in the icy realm of Irrisen, when Baba Yaga returns to place a new daughter on the throne.

We've known for some time that the fifth part of this adventure path would be titled, Rasputin Must Die! There has been much speculation about this title. Baba Yaga is a real-world mythological figure with a firm presence in the fictional world of Golarion. Could the Rasputin of the title be the real-world Rasputin? Well, at long last, Paizo has officially announced Rasputin Must Die!, and along with it an official synopsis (see the link for the synopsis).

Yes, the Pathfinder Adventure Path is going to Earth during World War I.

Paizo has taken many risks with their adventure paths and done many new and unique things. This is the sort of thing that could be either a total disaster or the most amazing thing ever. However, I think there's every reason to trust that this will be the most amazing thing ever.

I want to run this adventure path, and I haven't even read it. That's pretty impressive, Paizo.


  1. This adventure path is nothing less than amazing, and I've been gaming for 25 years. Especially Part 2, if you have Cities of Golarion and Irrisen, Land of Eternal Winter and Land of the Linnorm Kings, you have all the into you need to really provide a stunning experience. We must escape Waldsby before the Cold Sisters arrive ! Wait, where is my Son !

    1. It really has been fabulous so far (as my reviews of it can attest to). My favourite so far is definitely Rasputin Must Die!, but I still have to read The Witch Queen's Revenge.