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Pathfinder: Absalom City of Lost Omens Reviewed on The Gaming Gang Dispatch #796

Jeff shares his thoughts about the Absalom city supplement for Pathfinder

Pathfinder: Absalom, City of Lost Omens (Paizo Inc)Game Title: Pathfinder – Absalom City of Lost Omens

Publisher: Paizo Inc

Authors: Allie Bustion, John Compton, Jeremy Corff, Katina Davis, Vanessa Hoskins, James Jacobs, Virginia Jordan, Erik Mona, Matt Morris, Liane Merciel, Dave Nelson, Samantha Phelan, Jessica Redekop, Mikhail Rekun, Brian Richmond, David N. Ross, Simone D. Sallé, Shahreena Shahrani, Abigail Slater, Chris Spivey, Diego Valdez, and Skylar-James Wall

Artists: Hazem Ameen, Klaher Baklaher, Marius Bota, Ekaterina Burmak, Yanis Cardin, Tomasz Chistowski, Sergio Cosmai, Emile Denis, Jonathan Dufresne, Cynthia F.G., Oksana Federova, Gonzalo Flores, Alexander Forssberg, Pedro Kruger Garcia, Alexander Gorbunov, Igor Grechanyi, Gunship Revolution, Vlada Hladkova, Kent Hamilton, Jorge Jacinto, Jordan Jardine, Weston T. Jones, McLean Kendree, Ksenia Kozhevnikova, Josef Kucera, Victor Leza, Valeria Lutfullina, Mark Molnar, Will O’Brien, Nikolai Ostertag, Mirco Paganessi, Mary Jane Pajaron, Mikhail Palamarchuk, Ian Perks, Nicholas Phillips, Roberto Pitturru, Wayne Reynolds, Kiki Moch Rizky, Matthias Rothenaicher, Anthony Star, Alex Stone, Matias Tapia, Brian Valeza, Daniel Warren, Kieran Yanner, Steven Zapata, and Denis Zhbankov

Year: 2022

Genre: Pathfinder roleplaying sourcebook

Pages: 400 pages

MSRP: $54.99 in softcover or $34.99 in PDF

The month-long Fantasy RPG Celebration rocks on as I review the Pathfinder: Absalom City of Lost Omens sourcebook from Paizo Inc. The 296 page hardcover contains everything you need to adventure within the City at the Center of the World. The hardcover carries an MSRP of $54.99 while the PDF is available for $38.49. Plus the latest tabletop gaming news from Rebellion Unplugged, Free League Publishing, Modiphius Entertainment, Bundle of Holding, Grey Fox Games, Kobold Press, and more.

5:56 Tabletop gaming news of the day
31:52 Jeff’s 3x bypass and a brief intermission
41:51 Diving into Pathfinder: Absalom City of Lost Omens
1:01:55 Final thoughts and review score
1:08:17 Wrapping up

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Absalom City of Lost Omens should be near perfect for plenty of Pathfinder GMs aiming to present urban adventuring in the City at the Center of the World. That said, I do have some issues with the tome. First off, there's just too much content and it can be a bit of an overwhelming read. While I also found many of the adventure hooks to be interesting, far too many of them are simply silly or seem to be aimed at laughs. Speaking of adventuring content, there isn't any dedicated adventure material contained within for a GM to run nor are there really many stat blocks outside of the bestiary and toolbox section. A plus for those using systems other than Pathfinder 2E but a bit of a drawback for the actual core audience. Even with those critiques though, I still find the sourcebook to be a great addition to your Pathfinder collection.
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Jeff McAleer

Founder/Editor-in-chief of The Gaming Gang website and host of The Gaming Gang Dispatch and other TGG media, Jeff tackles any and all sorts of games but has a special fondness for strategy, conflict sims, and roleplaying games. Plus, he's certainly never at a loss for an opinion...

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