Skip to content

Paizo Previews Varian from Curse of the Crimson Throne for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

There's a lot of iconic characters in the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game from Paizo. They've been running an article series about some of them over on their website. Their latest one is up and it's about Virian Jeggare from the Curse of the Crimson Throne Adventure Path. Have yourself a look.

From the post:

Keith and Shannon have been talking about the new character designs in the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Core Set, so I thought I would do some blogs about the characters from the Curse of the Crimson Throne Adventure Path. In particular, today I’m going to consider Varian Jeggare, everyone’s favorite faithful Chelaxian Wizard dedicated to Asmodeus.

Those of you who are familiar with Varian, whether from the Pathfinder Society, the Pathfinder Tales Character Deck, Keith’s previous blog post about that deck, or from any of Dave Gross’s novels featuring Varian, will recognize that I might have, ahem, stretched the truth a bit in that last paragraph. If that sounds interesting to you, I can enthusiastically recommend any of those sources for more detail. For now, I’m going to dig a bit deeper into the design of Varian as a PACG character.

When the time came for us to put together a set of characters for Curse, we knew that we’d want to play up the connection between the characters and the city of Korvosa itself, so Varian went on the list early. In addition to being a cool and familiar character that hadn’t yet appeared in an Adventure Path, he’s a graduate of the Acadamae in Korvosa and he’s a noble with interesting connections to Cheliax, Asmodeus, and Desna. The early drafts of his character wanted to establish him as a wizard (mostly… more on that later), a bit of a fencer, and a well-connected man-about-town.