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Pathfinder: Campaign Setting, The Inner Sea World Guide Hardcover – March 11, 2011
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Other settings have tried this same trick, most notably the Known World setting of Basic Dungeons and Dragons but in my opinion no one has done it better than Pathfinder.
In short, this book is a must have for any Pathfinder GM and it's great for players as well. There are numerous supplements available that drill down into specific regions for those interested.
Unlike some books that only cover enough to get you to buy another book, this one has real meat to it.
It covers all the major areas, in detailed summary fashion, of Golarion.
It covers the same with the various gods and even quite a few other fringe divines that might be encountered.
It covers the main races of the game world and organizations you might encounter and even some new feats, critters to deal with and some interesting unique items.
We've played two major Paths in Pathfinder (that's a fair amount of levels) and I'm still finding this book useful.
The book is masterpiece of content as each race, region, religion, and detail of the world is covered in decent enough detail that this book is the only truly essential book needed to run a campaign in Golarion. This book does not only give a starting place to place a game in this world, it gives a truly solid foundation.
New content includes fantastic artwork, new detail in maps, new, updated information in regions including previously unseen adventure hooks, a lot more detail on Gods, and updated pathfinder stats for firearms, prestige classes, feats, equipment, spells, and magic items. The book even had room for a bestiary!.
As far as the art, I was afraid this new world guide would just use previously used artwork; I was wrong as their is tons of artwork peppering the book including awesome images giving a glimpse at the feel of each region. Just being able to see the fashions of a certain region is worth the cost of the book.
To sum it up the Inner Sea world guide isn't just an update to the pathfinder system, it is an upgrade from an existing high quality book to one that puts every other campaign book I have ever read to complete shame. Paizo has raised the bar with the inner sea world guide; a bar that I know that their awesome team will be able to lift higher and higher. The sky is the limit!
That said, for thematic purpose and the story of your game, this book is absolutely essential. I purchased it for my own use as a DM to help describe the various human peoples they came across, and the landscape of the world they were traveling in. I don't think it would be for everyone, but I use this book every time I build a pathfinder character now.
My major complaint is the construction of the book itself. I don't abuse my gaming books, but within a few days of opening the book I noticed the binding was starting to come undone. I understand that Paizo is offering digital sales of all of their books, but it would be nice if the physical copies were held to a slightly higher standard.
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Great for delving into Golarion, and tons of RP material to work with.