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From DarkHorse's upcoming releases
 

Pillars of Eternity Guidebook Volume One HC
Obsidian Entertainment (W)
On sale Mar 11
FC, 120 pages
$19.99
HC, 8 1/2" x 11"

Packed with never-before-seen art and in-depth lore, this is the definitive exploration of the acclaimed new video game from Obsidian Entertainment!
Having broken records with its hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, Pillars of Eternity mixes modern technology with the beloved traditions of role-playing games, introducing a breathtaking new fantasy world. Every monster, every faction, every deity, and everything in between is covered within the pages of this tome, all accompanied by luscious illustrations.
• Pillars of Eternity raised over 4 million dollars through crowdsourcing!
• Tons of art and lore from the acclaimed game!
• The godfathers of the RPG create their masterpiece!


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Edited by C2B, 14 October 2014 - 12:49 PM.

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Didn't they just announce Prima for the strategy guide ...

 

Edit: Yes, to answer my own question. Prima strategy guide, Dark Horse guide book. I'll take one of each. 


Edited by ManifestedISO, 14 October 2014 - 01:00 PM.


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So, does that narrow down PoEs release date? Or are guides released ahead/later?



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Wait, they're gonna sell this?

 

I thought it would be an exclusive backer item? :blink:


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I too want both of them ! I can't wait to read as much of this new fantasy world as possible :D

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Dunno why they didn't just hire Dan Simpson.

Edited by Sensuki, 14 October 2014 - 02:50 PM.

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March 11th huh?  Prophecy proclaiming the release date of the game?  Or will the physical stuff just hit after the digital release?  Only time will tell.



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Wondering what the tangible differences are in terms of content between this and the goods from the Collecter's edition.

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Oh March 11 would be SWEET. Turning 30 March 10th. Big party, sleep, PoE to ease the hangover, and the likely shock to wake up being 30. :D Please be March 11! ^_^


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•" The godfathers of the RPG create their masterpiece!"

 

Oh. come. on. Who wrote that nonsense?


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Id love to get my strategy guide early. Would give me time to plot out the optimum route. The ones made for the BG series were outstanding, I hope these compare favorably.


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Shouldn't it be called a Tactical Guide? :)

I jest.

/jest... /jest... o_o
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Wondering what the tangible differences are in terms of content between this and the goods from the Collecter's edition.


I'm curious too. The KS special book is only called "Project Eternity Collector's Book" with the description--"The book will be a full color book that includes concept art, player's handbook, monster manual, exclusive information about the campaign setting and characters, and a special behind the scenes look at making the game." So there should be a difference.

I have to say that when KS-items in a different project I had backed became available at the same time as separate purchases on a storefront, I was extremely peeved. After that, I didn't back beyond the most basic tier for that group, because what's the point otherwise...

By the way the Pillars Guidebook is available for preorder from Amazon, with an estimated date of March 24, 2015.

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Hmm, I wonder if these dates are telling us something about the release date.

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Hmm, I wonder if these dates are telling us something about the release date.


Amazon release date forecasts are notoriously inaccurate.
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Yes, the dates change all the time. I'm not concerned about that, but if Obsidian turns out to be selling the actual "collector's" book outside the Kickstarter CE editions, I will be quite peeved.

People up their pledges and go for collector's boxes for a reason: exclusives.
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The fact that it's so small (like 11 x 8 inches) is not encouraging.

 

I upped my pledge to get the Collector's Book Hardcover specifically, and if it isn't some nice big art book like what other games usually have I am going to be son I am dissapoint.


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In my experience, they finish these books prior to release by a few weeks. Also of note, usually they're working with an older build of the game when they're doing the walk throughs or giving hints. So the final game may change from what was printed. I wish they would've gone through Future Press though, they put out the very best books I've ever seen. The quality is fantastic. I still think the Amalur Reckoning one was easily the best purchase I've made, it was a 600 page hardcover tome and was less than $30. I would have gladly paid $20 more for it. I wish they would have had time to include the extra stuff they released afterwards in pdf in the book, but it was brilliant.



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From DarkHorse's upcoming releases
 

Pillars of Eternity Guidebook Volume One HC
Obsidian Entertainment (W)
On sale Mar 11
FC, 120 pages
$19.99
HC, 8 1/2" x 11"

Packed with never-before-seen art and in-depth lore, this is the definitive exploration of the acclaimed new video game from Obsidian Entertainment!
Having broken records with its hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, Pillars of Eternity mixes modern technology with the beloved traditions of role-playing games, introducing a breathtaking new fantasy world. Every monster, every faction, every deity, and everything in between is covered within the pages of this tome, all accompanied by luscious illustrations.
• Pillars of Eternity raised over 4 million dollars through crowdsourcing!
• Tons of art and lore from the acclaimed game!
• The godfathers of the RPG create their masterpiece!

 

I'll come right out and say whoever wrote this terrible copy should find a new job. This is the equivalent of an unedited self-published novel on Amazon.



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The fact that it's so small (like 11 x 8 inches) is not encouraging.
 
I upped my pledge to get the Collector's Book Hardcover specifically, and if it isn't some nice big art book like what other games usually have I am going to be son I am dissapoint.


Actually, the fact that it's small gives me hope the Collector's book is a separate thing. :p Need some clarification, though.




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