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Black Powder Rebellion - Firearms and Historical Campaigns (PF2)

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As the smoke from his gun cleared David looked across the battlefield. The men in his regiment had all fired in near-perfect unison as they had been trained by their sergeant. Across the field of fire lay scores of dead enemy knights. Some had been blasted apart, while others had been buried under their horses. Some were still screaming in pain.

"AFFIX BAYONETS!" - the order came. It was time to finish this. It was time for the era of the knights to end and show the world that the Black Powder Rebellion had begun.

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Black Powder Rebellion aims to provide you with weapons from the era of gunpowder for the Pathfinder Second Edition Roleplaying Game. This builds and expands on the ideas initially provided in the Guns & Gear playtest, but has been expanded far beyond what was provided there.

In this book, you'll find rules for 28 new weapons, hand bombs, and exploding powder kegs. These come in two variations: One set has been created with an aim to maintain the same game balance that already exists within Pathfinder 2, while the other has been designed for more deadly effect - more accurately showing the effects of firearms of the real world while providing the same disruptive effect they had on the real world.

You'll also find information on how to implement them in your campaigns, as well as run historical campaigns in a number of different eras:

  • The Age of Sail
  • Conquest of the New World
  • Sengoku Jidai
  • Pike and Shot
  • The Revolutions
  • Rebellions of the Meiji Restoration
  • Wild West
  • Into the Trenches

You'll also find plot hooks and ideas on how to implement them in your campaigns, notes, and ideas for how to run a low (or no) magic campaign, and the expansions needed for the Medicine skill.

And finally, you'll find 4 new archetypes for use as a player character:

  • Desperado, a two-gun slinging shooter
  • Highwayman, a single gun user capable of striking from horseback
  • Musketeer, an elegant but deadly wielder of rifles and swords
  • Spellshot, for those who channel their arcane power through bullets rather than wands or arrows.

Special Note: This book contains 2 versions of the firearms contained within. One is directly derived from the Pathfinder Second Edition rules and reflects those. A second set of rules are contained within as well, where firearms are generally more deadly, and closer to how they would perform in the real world.

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David E November 08, 2021 3:12 pm UTC
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Is there any update on the 2.0 rework of the book using the Guns and Gears firearms rules?
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Kim F January 09, 2022 1:07 pm UTC
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Unfortunately not yet. I'd ordered the Guns & Gears book back when it got out (I prefer working from the printed versions), but I've not received it.

It was replaced for me at the beginning of January, so I'm hoping it'll get here eventually.
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Kim F January 09, 2022 3:02 pm UTC
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Well, turns out I don't have the patience for that. :)

I bought the Guns & Gears PDF, and the section directly for Pathfinder 2 balance has now been updated to match the G&G material. :)
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Lucus P March 17, 2021 12:53 pm UTC
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A quick review* after looking over the book just now:

It's a solid adaptation (i.e. better/more acccurate) of what PF1 had included in their version of firearms from Ultimate Combat PLUS a bunch of "rule of cool" real-world inspired weapons from duck-footed volley guns to gun sword/gun knife/gun shield (in otherwords, if there's a thing, just add a gun to it!).

That's the first 28 or so pages, then there's a significant chunk that is a review of historical and alternate settigns with new rules adjustments running from The Age of Discovery/Sail to The Great War (i.e. WWI).

Then the last few pages include 4 firearm-themed archetypes. Very cool!

* I have a "Publisher Account" and thus can't properly review products on DriveThruRPG -- so I just commented here!
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