Burnt Offerings, an adventure by James Jacobs with support articles by Wolfgang Baur, Erik Mona, Richard Pett, and F. Wesley Schneider, is the first chapter in the Rise of the Runelords adventure path and debuted on August 29, 2007. A special Gen Con edition of the book was released featuring a different cover. Burnt Offerings won three ENnie Awards in 2008—two Golds for Best Adventure and Best Cover Art and a Silver for Best Interior Art.
|We Be Goblins—You Be Food!The Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path begins here, in the small coastal town of Sandpoint. Five years after a tragic fire and spate of brutal murders, the people of Sandpoint eagerly anticipate the Swallowtail Festival to commemorate the consecration of the town's new temple. At the height of the ceremony, disaster strikes!
In the days that follow, a sinister shadow settles over Sandpoint. Rumors of goblin armies and wrathful monsters in forgotten ruins have set the populace on edge. As Sandpoint's newest heroes, the PCs must deal with treachery, goblins, and the rising threat of a forgotten empire whose cruel and despotic rulers might not be as dead as history records.
This volume of Pathfinder includes:
This volume of Pathfinder is not only the first adventure in the Rise of the Runelords Adventure path, but the first issue of the new monthly publication from Paizo! Aside from the main adventure, it includes extensive details on the town of Sandpoint, several new monsters, and information on the mysterious ancient empire of Thassilon, whose cruel and despotic rulers may not be as dead as history would have us believe. Also, one can find within these pages the first of many bestiaries introducing new monsters to the world and an introduction to the Pathfinder Society and the ongoing Pathfinder's Journal series of serialized fiction.
In a time when rumors of rampaging dragons and massing armies of giants have everyone on edge, the people of Sandpoint eagerly anticipate the coming festival to commemorate the consecration of a new temple. Yet, at the height of the ceremony, disaster strikes. A band of goblins assaults Sandpoint, and it falls to the heroes to defend the new temple. In the days that follow, a mysterious malady that leaves its victims monstrously deformed and dangerously insane spreads through the town. The PCs must not only determine what's causing this strange contagion, but also discover the sinister connection between the plague, the goblin attacks, and the emergence of a strange rune from an empire thought to be long dead.
Gen Con special edition