"Extinction Curse" Adventure Begins! – "Pathfinder"

Strike up the band, and cue up "Entry of the Gladiators" by Julius Fucik, because the circus is coming to town, by way of Pathfinder's newest adventure module by Paizo Inc.!

"Extinction Curse" Adventure Begins! - "Pathfinder"
Source: Paizo Inc.

Yes, "Extinction Curse" is the newest module by Paizo for Pathfinder, the acclaimed fantasy role-playing game. From what we know from Paizo, the first chapter of the Extinction Curse module is called "The Show Must Go On" and features the players in the party as a roving band of traveling circus performers, who must uncover an insidious plot involving gods and their enemies.

From the release:

Come one, come all! Humble performers become leaders of the Circus of Wayward Wonders when tragedy strikes. But as these heroes lead their motley band of performers and roustabouts around the Isle of Kortos, they uncover a sinister plot to exterminate life from the Starstone Isle. The dead god Aroden may be gone, but his legacy lives on, as do his old enemies who would destroy the wonders he raised from the sea. Spectacle meets savagery as the heroes strive to stop the Extinction Curse!

The Extinction Curse Adventure Path begins with The Show Must Go On! The Circus of Wayward Wonders has just arrived in the remote town of Abberton, and the player characters are the stars of the show!

Download the free Extinction Curse Player's Guide by Developer Ron Lundeen and learn an Additional Circus Trick feat!

Read the prequel fiction by Ron Lundeen, Extinction Curse: Waiting in the Wings and watch The Show Must Go On – Developer Commentary with both Ron and Jason Tondro!

Furthermore, we have a bit more information from Paizo regarding the Extinction Curse module:

Come one, come all! Humble performers become leaders of the Circus of Wayward Wonders when tragedy strikes. But as these heroes lead their motley band of performers and roustabouts around the Isle of Kortos, they uncover a sinister plot to exterminate life from the Starstone Isle. The dead god Aroden may be gone, but his legacy lives on, as do his old enemies who would destroy the wonders he raised from the sea. Spectacle meets savagery as the heroes strive to stop the Extinction Curse!

The Show Must Go On (1 of 6): The Extinction Curse Adventure Path begins! The Circus of Wayward Wonders has just arrived in the remote town of Abberton, and the player characters are the stars of the show! When the ringmaster turns up dead, the fate of the traveling circus and its entertainers hangs in the balance, and the heroes must scramble to put on a successful show and find the killer—all at the same time! Investigations only lead to more questions, and the heroes find themselves center stage in a dangerous, prehistoric plot that threatens not just Abberton, but every inhabitant of the Starstone Isles!

Apparently, the player's guide for Extinction Curse is free, which is great for anyone wanting a new feat from the guide, or anyone wanting to create a circus performer character inside or outside of this adventure path.

"Extinction Curse" Adventure Begins! - "Pathfinder"
Source: Paizo Inc.

What do you think? Is this a module that interests you? Does the circus aesthetic appeal to players enough to see this story through to the end? Let us know what you think!

"Extinction Curse" Adventure Begins! - "Pathfinder"
Source: Paizo Inc.

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