Zeitgeist: The Gears of Revolution~ free intro pack
Zeitgeist: The Gears of Revolution is a steam & sorcery adventure path/campaign for Pathfinder and/or D&D 4th~
“Steam and soot darken the skies above the city of Flint, and winds sweeping across its majestic harbor blow the choking products of industrial forges into the fey rainforests that dot its knife-toothed mountains. Since the earliest ages when the people of Risur founded this city, they feared the capricious beings that hid in those fog-shrouded peaks, but now as the march of progress and the demands of national defense turn Flint into a garden for artifice and technology, the old faiths and rituals that kept the lurkers of the woods at bay are being abandoned.
The Unseen Court, the Great Hunt, and the many spirits of the land long ago conquered by Risur’s kings no longer receive tribute, but they cannot enter these new cities of steam and steel to demand their tithe. The impoverished workers who huddle in factory slums fear monsters of a different breed, shadowy children of this new urban labyrinth. Even their modern religions have no defenses against these fiends.
Times are turning. The skyseers – Risurs folk prophets since their homeland’s birth – witness omens in the starry wheels of heaven, and they warn that a new age is nigh. But what they cannot foresee, hidden beyond the steam and soot of the night sky, is the face of this coming era, the spirit of the age. The zeitgeist.”
“ZEITGEIST™ is an adventure path for D&D 4th Edition and PATHFINDER RPG, taking a party of heroes from Level 1 to Level 30 (D&D 4E) or 1st-20th Level (PATHFINDER), brought to you by the same people who created the critically-acclaimed War of the Burning Sky Adventure Path and featuring the same level of intriguing plot, memorable NPCs , and a strong, immersive storyline.
In the ZEITGEIST™ campaign saga, your characters serve in the Homeland Constabulary of the nation of Risur, protecting the country and its citizens from foreign threats lurking within Risur’s borders. During missions of espionage and assassination, your duty will be to root out hostile spies and pursue international conspiracies. As you learn more of your homeland’s own secrets, however, your loyalties may be tested, may even be turned, and you may find that it is you whose hand controls the gears of the turning age.
The ZEITGEIST™ campaign saga consists of thirteen intricately crafted adventures, and is carefully designed to allow starting and stopping points (covering each of D&D 4E’s tiers of play in the 4E version) while providing a cohesive, well-plotted story arc.
The free ZEITGEIST™ intro pack includes the first adventure, The Island at the Axis of the World, and the free Player’s Guide and Campaign Guide. The Campaign Guide includes a full overview of the saga and is meant only for GMs/DMs. The Player’s Guide is designed for players, and contains background information and character options.
You do not need to be a subscriber to download the intro pack. Simply right-click and save-as to grab the PDFs on this page.
- Two-page Quick Intro PDF (this is for the GM/DM only)
- Player Primer Handout (give this to your players)
The Intro Pack:
These are the REVISED editions of the intro pack files. To distinguish them from the originals, these revised editions have “r1″ in the filename and the words “Revision 1″ in the bottom left corner of the title page.
- ZEITGEIST Player’s Guide
- ZEITGEIST Campaign Guide
- Island at the Axis of the World