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1/1/19 10:40 PM PST

Happy New Year!

Before I get to what’s new, I wanted to address the couple of outages the site has had recently. Twice now the Pathfinder side has gone down for 24 hours or so, and each time it’s been due to some "unexpected maintenance" on the side of my host. I’ve been looking into alternative hosting, but did just upgrade my plan for a while longer with these guys so we’ll just have to see how things go for now. With any future outages, I’ll do my best to post updates on them at both my Facebook fan page and my Patreon page.

Anyhow, that aside, onto the new stuff! Devin knocked it out of the park this month with many updates to the Adventure Path section of the site, along with the continued updates of hyperlinks among all of our rules.

Announcement Threads

Paizo
Patreon
Reddit

New Books

[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #123: The Flooded Cathedral
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #124: City in the Deep
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #125: Tower of the Drowned Dead
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #126: Beyond the Veiled Past
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #127: Crownfall
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #128: Songbird, Scion, Saboteur
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #129: The Twilight Child
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #130: City in the Lion’s Eye
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #131: The Reaper’s Right Hand
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #132: The Six-Legend Soul
[Adventure Path] Ruins of Azlant Player’s Guide
[Adventure Path] War for the Crown Player’s Guide
[Campaign Setting] Faiths of Golarion

Site Additions

  • While we still need to finish up with monsters in Bestiary 5 and 6, we are happy to announce that we’ve updated the site with a full list of Types, Subtypes, and the long-needed Universal Monster Rules.
  • One of the improvements we’ve been working on making across the website is more hyperlinks - to that end, I’ve updated a number of places (including Monsters, NPCs, and Feats themselves) with new hyperlinks on the various Feat sections. Expect more of these next update that will start to link Spells, the new Monster Rules themselves, and many other components.

11/26/18 11:15 PM PST

Hello everyone! Apologies for the delay this month - the holiday break took a bit more from me than I’d hoped, so I wasn’t able to get this done over the weekend. Starfinder, as well, will also be a bit longer - I’ll update that side of the fence this coming weekend with some new APs and Society material.

This month on Pathfinder, below, I’ll cover some new books we added and a few new sections of the website. In addition, Devin’s not only been entering a lot of the data, but he’s been adding some much needed hyperlinks to many areas of the rules, both new and old.

Beyond that, I wanted to say that I’ve been hearing the issues of speed - experienced many of them myself. With the partnership announcement, the server the site lives on definitely took a hit. The plan that I had just wasn’t feasible any longer for the audience size. As such, I’ve also recently upgraded said plan to a semi-dedicated server, sharing space with only a few others instead of dozens. This is something that’s only been possible thanks to the support of everyone out there, whether by using the Patreon or just white-listing the site on your ad blocker.

In addition to the server upgrade, I also worked on a few sections of the site that had been particularly slow - Wondrous Items (and other parts of Magic Items) and the Deities main list, to name a few. As other problem areas present themselves I’ll do what I can to improve speed there.

Lastly, I was not fully utilizing the output caching possible with this type of website. I’ve made adjustments in that realm across the whole of the site, which will significantly improve loading times.

Hopefully all of you see the improved speeds across the site - if some pages are still bad at load times, shoot me an email (feedback@aonprd.com) and I’ll do what I can to help!

Enjoy!

Announcement Threads

Paizo
Patreon (pending; site was down at time of update)
Reddit

New Books

[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #121: The Lost Outpost
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #122: Into the Shattered Continent
[Campaign Setting] Construct Handbook
[Player Companion] Martial Arts Handbook

Site Updates

  • We’ve added a new section to the main menu - Afflictions & Hazards. We’ve moved the Poison and Traps sections here, and have added new Disease, Drug, Haunt, and Madness sections. (Yes, I know the main menu is already rather long - one of our main projects is figuring out a better menu solution, something collapsible I hope, but that’s for a future update.)
  • Another new area is Construct Modifications, something introduced in Ultimate Magic that’s been expanded upon in the Construct Handbook.
  • Finally, we’ve updated the Weapons area to include a section for Siege Engines, expanded in Ultimate Combat off of the original Core material.

10/29/18 1:06 AM PST

Hi everyone! There’s a few new features on the site, along with a new book and lots of additional rules. Check out the full list below!

Announcement Threads

Paizo
Patreon
Reddit

New Books

[Player Companion] Plane-Hopper’s Handbook

Site Updates

  • More rules have been added from the Advanced Player’s Guide, the Advanced Race Guide, Ultimate Campaign, Ultimate Combat, Ultimate Magic, and the GameMastery Guide.
  • Spells can now be sorted by school in the area for any class.
  • Hyperlinking has been added in dozens of places throughout the rules section
  • Bestiary 5 has been added to, though it and Bestiary 6 are still on the backlog, along with recent Adventure Paths
  • Much PFS Legal data has been updated

Coming Up - 11/25/2018

The Construct Handbook, Martial Arts Handbook, and more are coming in late November - I hope to have a large Adventure Path update for you by then as well!

9/16/18 8:42 PM PST

Hi everyone! With September’s update we have some long needed changes to the core code, along with a few new books. Enjoy!

Announcement Threads

Paizo
Patreon
Reddit

New Books

[Campaign Setting] Inner Sea Taverns (subsystems for new Alcohol and Bar Fight rules will be added with a later update)
[Miscellaneous] Spiral of Bones #3
[Miscellaneous] Spiral of Bones #4
[Miscellaneous] Spiral of Bones #5
[Player Companion] Heroes from the Fringe

Site Updates

- Spells page loading times improved.
- Rules section updated to allow users to sort by Source or not.
- Contact Us page updated.

9/14/18 5:42 PM PST

I’m not a huge fan of taking away options. A number of the complaints about this transition I’ve seen were about the loss of the old PRD, and I sympathized. It had a lot of content that we have yet to onboard, and some very useful tools.

As such, I reached out to Paizo last night and worked with them today on getting the old PRD back up under my URL. You can visit it now at http://legacy.aonprd.com. I don’t have a permanent link on here yet, but will be adding one below the main Pathfinder link at the top this weekend. Fair warning, the Search doesn’t function and has been removed (that’s tied to paizo.com’s core functionality) but everything else should be in place. For those who worry, my own Search should be seeing big improvements in the coming months.

Many thanks to Paizo for their quick responses to my queries and allowing me to keep the old PRD online. I’m sure at some point in the distant future I’ll end up deprecating it, but that will only be once I have the majority of its functionality and content on my own site. Until then, enjoy!