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Welcome to Nestalia!
Retro Sourcebook Volume 1

Welcome to Nestalia, a land of retro adventure. A land that will indulge your NES-talgia and bring you back to a simpler time when games came complete in the box and your television screen was filled with 8-bit wonder. If you long for a time that feels not so long ago, and long for controllers with two buttons, then the Retro Sourcebook is definitely for you. 

With volume 1 of the Pathfinder Retro Sourcebook, you'll gain access to 10 nostalgic monsters, 2 new archetypes, a new race, several new locations and piles of new weapons, armor and wondrous items to save the world of Nestalia from evil 8bit villains and even 10 new spells to do battle with.

The Super Retro product line is intended to take a nostalgic look at iconic video games of the past and bring elements of those games to life in your Pathfinder campaigns. Each volume will include monsters, spells, locations, equipment, magical and much more! 

Volume 1 forcuses on games on the Nintendo Entertainment System and includes elements that add to the core Pathfinder book, and brings characters into the world of Nestalia with an introduction and a book full of new options to give your characters a nostalgic, retro makeover. 

What's inside Volume One:

  • Monsters pulled from your childhood video games for your Pathfinder bestiary!
  • Fantastic plot hooks.
  • New spells and equipment to help your characters power up!
  • New archetypes to fully immerse your character in the retro world!
  • New locations that will bring up old memories!
  • A new race based on your favorite mushroom from the Mushroom Kingdom!
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Joshua B November 22, 2018 4:07 am UTC
Sorry, gonna echo the other comment here, but I had the same confusion with Erdrick's sword too. It's 200k for an item with no special stats or description. Loved every else, just thought that was odd.
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Matthew S August 31, 2017 1:42 am UTC
In the description of Erdrick's Sword, it doesn't state any special abilities. A shortsword that costs 200,000gp and doesn't have any special abilities? Please explain.
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Ray M November 15, 2017 4:39 pm UTC
One of the many Easter eggs that the authors used as call-backs to slight flaws and comical portions of the games we played in our youth. Basically, while the sword itself in the NES version of the game was considered one of the most powerful weapons in the game, it was essentially just a golden sword. It had to be used by one of the specific bloodlines (Edrick's, to be exact) in order to be efficient and begins as a rusty sword as well.
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Matthew S November 16, 2017 2:27 am UTC
That's nice and all, but I bought this for the in-game applications. An Easter Egg is a nice joke, but I'm still left with a supposedly Legendary Weapon that does 1d6 damage and costs 200,000gp with no real explanation of it's powers/abilities. As far as I remember, Dragon Warrior/Quest 1 didn't have an Erdrick's Sword. The strongest sword in DW/Q1 was the Flame Sword. In Dragon Warrior/Quest 2 the Loto Sword was pretty decent when you find it halfway through the game, but you leave it behind in favor of the Light Sword or the Thunder Sword. in Dragon Warrior/Quest 3, the strongest sword that the Hero gets is the King's Sword at near the end of the game. It's never referred to as the Loto/Erdrick's Sword. In Dragon Quest 4, the Legendary Gear switches to the Zenithian brand. The only time it was a Rusty Sword that is improved into the Erdrick's Sword is in Dragon Quest 9. I have not played DQ7 or DQ8 through to the end, but I don't think it makes an appearance there either. All I'm asking for are some Legendary...See more
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