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Pathfinder’s Announces ‘Non-Western’ Magic School Adventure

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Sep 16 2020
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Pathfinder continues to roll out the new announcements with a new adventure path headed for the Mwangi Expanse. Two books next year!

The Mwangi Expanse, Pathfinder’s African-inspired fantasy region, is at the heart of Paizo’s plans for Pathfinder 2nd Edition in 2021, it seems. Following hot on the heels of the newly announced Mwangi Expanse, comes a new Adventure Path, The Strength of Thousands, which, like its counterpart, will take you deep into the heart of the vibrant Mwangi Expanse. It’s a unique take on the traditional “magic school” story, with its emphasis on magic inspired by African culture. Take a look.

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The Strength of Thousands Adventure Path is coming in July 2021! This six-part, monthly Adventure Path takes characters from 1st to 20th level. It’s set in the Magaambya magic academy in the Mwangi Expanse, the oldest and most prestigious magic school in our world. We’ve been looking to tell a “magic school” story for a long time, and we’re thrilled to tell a non-Western magic school story set in the Magaambya. In Strength of Thousands, the characters start as students, become teachers, and ultimately hold the fate of the school in their hands.

The name of this Adventure Path comes from a school motto; each teacher and student stands on the shoulders of thousands who have come before, so the weight of reputation and responsibility rests squarely on the heroes’ shoulders.

Strength of Thousands is open to characters of all kinds, but it’s a magic school, so some spellcasting ability is necessary. If you like playing fighters or monks or other non-spellcasting classes, don’t worry! We’re layering on additional spellcasting ability to all characters in this Adventure Path, so if you can’t normally cast spells, you get a little bit of spellcasting. If you are a spellcaster already, you get a little more. This makes the characters slightly more powerful than normal, but lets them feel like students in the world’s premiere magic school.

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The name of this Adventure Path comes from a school motto; each teacher and student stands on the shoulders of thousands who have come before, so the weight of reputation and responsibility rests squarely on the heroes’ shoulders.

Strength of Thousands is open to characters of all kinds, but it’s a magic school, so some spellcasting ability is necessary. If you like playing fighters or monks or other non-spellcasting classes, don’t worry! We’re layering on additional spellcasting ability to all characters in this Adventure Path, so if you can’t normally cast spells, you get a little bit of spellcasting. If you are a spellcaster already, you get a little more. This makes the characters slightly more powerful than normal, but lets them feel like students in the world’s premiere magic school.

With its promises of an adventure that spans in-game years, they’re definitely swinging for the fences with the scope of it. It’ll be interesting to see how they handle things like classroom scenes and exams, but there’s no doubt these are popular storylines. We’ll be keeping an eye out on this one, so check back for more later.

Happy Adventuring!

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