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Southlands Worldbook for 5th Edition


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A Vast Realm of Living Temples and Carnelian Tombs!

In the Southlands, the world is alive with elemental power and wondrous magic, ancient god-kings walk among the living, and empires at their height echo the mystery and majesty of the past.

This campaign setting for the 5th Edition of the world’s first RPG is ripe with possibilities for adventure in ancient tombs, enormous jungles, and searing deserts, where swift-flying sand ships dart between distant cities. The sprawling Southlands include the legacy of jinn, the domains of gnolls, the ruins of minotaurs, the gifts of god-kings, and many more rich stories perfect for high adventure campaigns. This 322-page volume includes

  • A glittering array of kingdoms to adventure in!
  • Two continental-sized, 6 panel poster maps
  • More then 30 new gods, 26 new monsters, 9 new universal NPCs, 33 magic items, and extensive new Southlands equipment
  • Expansive encounter charts and a complete index
  • Fully compatible with the 5th Edition ruleset

*** Additional resources are available for players in the Southlands Player's Guide, and for DMs in the City of Cats gazetteer and adventures.

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Abraham Z January 12, 2022 9:18 pm UTC
Mechanics aside, does this contain the same setting information as the Pathfinder Southlands book?
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Wolfgang B January 13, 2022 12:04 am UTC
Great question! And yes, the content here is different than what is found the PF1 Southlands book, as the book has been redesigned and rewritten. In particular, the timeline has advanced 10 years, new information is added in most of the regions (the gnolls and tosculi have separate chapters now), there's different appendixes, there's an index, and the art and layout have changed rather a lot, of course.
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Abraham Z January 13, 2022 12:25 am UTC
That answers everything that I wanted to know, thanks!
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October 26, 2021 10:09 pm UTC
I saw the hardcover in my local game store last week and, despite the back cover mentioning maps, there were no separate maps included with the book. Was it intended to have additional maps included but fell through later in the project but no one changed the back cover blurb? I held off buying the book because I was worried some knucklehead stole it out of the book. But seeing some of the other comments here, maybe the maps are no longer part of the book?
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Wolfgang B October 26, 2021 10:31 pm UTC
The maps are DEFINITELY part of the book! It's a giant, double-sided poster map.

However, it is possible that the map could fall out (it's glued in, but still), or be stolen, or it was a misprint without the map.

You can, of course, use the free online version or the free PDF map download here on Drivethru, though we realize that's not quite the same as a poster.
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October 30, 2021 2:05 am UTC
Thanks, Wolfgang! I'll probably stop by my game store and see if that copy is still there and see if I just missed it or let them know it's missing; they'd probably want to know.
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Lloyd W October 26, 2021 9:22 pm UTC
I backed this through the kickstarted, and it is appropriately epic. They scale of the civilizations and the sheer breadth of history portrayed is stunning in scope. There is a lot of juicy material here for any gaming table, with tons of shiny new races and subclasses for players to sink their teeth into.

There are some flaws. It was difficult for me to connect the nation write-ups to the map provided, so I had a hard time wrapping my head around all the moving pieces. Some of the classes provided are very niche, and only shine in very specific circumstances. However, if that's what you are looking for in a character, they could be fun.

I have no regrets purchasing this product.
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Chris J October 05, 2021 11:24 pm UTC
Will there be map downloads for this, as implied by the description text above? At the moment, the only maps are in the book, but they're highly pixelated, and they're definitely not "continent-sized, 6-panel". Will you be adding a higher res PDF or JPG?
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Wolfgang B October 26, 2021 10:32 pm UTC
The maps are high-res and free PDFs right here on DriveThruRPG:
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