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maransreth
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Australia
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Posted - 05 Jan 2008 :  03:06:02  Show Profile  Visit maransreth's Homepage  Click to see maransreth's MSN Messenger address Send maransreth a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
While looking at the NobleKnight website yesterday I came across a FR RPG product I have never seen before "Empires of the Shining Seas", withmore info found at http://www.candlekeep.com/bookshelf/products/9561.htm . So my questions:

How is this product different to the Lands of Intrigue box set?
Does it only contain Calimshan info (it mentions the Lake of Steam)?
Does any of the Aussies on the board every remember seeing this product? Because I dont every remember seeing it come out, and it is definitely something I have not seen on Australian Ebay or any 2ndhand stores I have looked at.

Lastly, is there a pdf of this available so I can at least know the information if I can't have a hard copy on my shelf.

Kuje
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Posted - 05 Jan 2008 :  04:05:05  Show Profile  Send Kuje an AOL message  Click to see Kuje's MSN Messenger address  Send Kuje a Yahoo! Message Send Kuje a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, it's a box set that mostly discusses Calimshan but it also has a section about the Lands of the Lion.

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The Sage
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Australia
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Posted - 05 Jan 2008 :  05:00:18  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by maransreth

How is this product different to the Lands of Intrigue box set?
The region of Calimshan receives extensive detailing, thanks largely to the efforts of both Steven Schend and Dale Donovan.
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Does it only contain Calimshan info (it mentions the Lake of Steam)?
The Lake of Steam does receive some attention, as do the border areas of Calimshan, and the Arnaden Region [the Land of the Lions that Kuje mentioned above].
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Does any of the Aussies on the board every remember seeing this product? Because I dont every remember seeing it come out, and it is definitely something I have not seen on Australian Ebay or any 2ndhand stores I have looked at.
It was sold in Australia... in fact, my NSLARNFGS still has a "second-hand" copy in stock.
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Lastly, is there a pdf of this available so I can at least know the information if I can't have a hard copy on my shelf.
There is a copy available at paizo.com for just $4US.

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Na-Gang
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Posted - 05 Jan 2008 :  14:35:31  Show Profile  Visit Na-Gang's Homepage Send Na-Gang a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's a very good, very comprehensive product. I would heartily recommend it to anyone who wants to be drowning in lore (and I mean that in a good way).
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BARDOBARBAROS
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Greece
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Posted - 05 Jan 2008 :  19:34:57  Show Profile  Visit BARDOBARBAROS's Homepage Send BARDOBARBAROS a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes it's a must for these regions ...it's a well written book indeed...

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HE DECAPITATES!!!


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Shilo99
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Posted - 22 Jan 2008 :  12:15:41  Show Profile  Visit Shilo99's Homepage Send Shilo99 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yeah, I'd suggest its still pretty relevent (edition-proof) for the lore...lots of lore. Can be heavy going & has a big focus on leaders not the people, but worth it. Provides most of the detail we know of the Lake of Steam & surrounds, which is still relevent (and I'd suggest still will be in 4E future).

You won't many references to planetouched etc in Calimshan & surrounds, which are primarily 3E artifacts & which I think add plenty of value to this millieu.
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Asharak
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France
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Posted - 19 Aug 2017 :  14:44:08  Show Profile  Visit Asharak's Homepage Send Asharak a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Cast "resurect scroll"

About the Seventh Age, the text pg 33 ends abruptly by "The reconstruction of the present-day Golden Road"

Next page begins with the title "The Eighth Age"

Did someone know what's happened ? or where the missing text could be found ?

"Soyez réalistes : demandez l'impossible"

Sorry for my English... it's not my native tongue.
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George Krashos
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Australia
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Posted - 19 Aug 2017 :  17:07:22  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Asharak

Cast "resurect scroll"

About the Seventh Age, the text pg 33 ends abruptly by "The reconstruction of the present-day Golden Road"

Next page begins with the title "The Eighth Age"

Did someone know what's happened ? or where the missing text could be found ?



My copy doesn't end abruptly. The sentence finishes: "...dates from this era".

-- George Krashos

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Asharak
Learned Scribe

France
164 Posts

Posted - 19 Aug 2017 :  17:15:08  Show Profile  Visit Asharak's Homepage Send Asharak a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you very much for this clarification and your fast reply.

"Soyez réalistes : demandez l'impossible"

Sorry for my English... it's not my native tongue.
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dragonfriend
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Italy
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Posted - 08 Nov 2017 :  22:08:10  Show Profile  Visit dragonfriend's Homepage Send dragonfriend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
One of my favorite realms boxed sets. Lots of infos. I used Arnaden region to run my Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil mega adventure.

Edited by - dragonfriend on 08 Nov 2017 22:08:57
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