The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – The Hook Mountain Massacre Adventure Deck Review


The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – The Hook Mountain Massacre Adventure Deck is published by Paizo Publishing. It adds new locations, monsters, villains, items and 5 new scenarios that make up the Hook Mountain Massacre adventure path. This is based on the Pathfinder RPG adventure of the same name. Players will be venturing deep into the dark heart of ogre country as they face off in 5 new scenarios designed to continue leveling up your character and provide new adventures to play.

For how to play, check out the base game review here.


This expansion adds an extra 110 new cards to the base game. Much like the base game and everything else that’s come before, the artwork is really amazing looking. There’s lots of great new cards of every type. I especially love the new weapons, allies and monsters. Two words, Donkey Rats! SERIOUSLY!!! Are these the cousin of the R.O.U.S (Rodents Of Unusual Size) from the Princess Bride? Could be. In any case, I love how everything looks. I have noticed however that the cards in this and the remaining adventure decks are all a little larger than the base set cards. Not sure why that is, but it’s not that big of a deal in any case.
10 out of 10

There is no rulebook included with this expansion. All rules needed to play are provided in the base game.

Of course if you’re familiar with the Rise of the Runelords base set, you’ll know that this simply capitalizes on an already great game. It adds lots of new things that will really test your abilities through the game. I will say that each adventure deck seems to increase the difficulty of the game just a bit more. The villains in this are quite nasty. Thankfully there’s some really great stuff to add to your deck from the weapons, armors and loot. I really enjoy playing the game and this simply adds more excitement and fun to an already great game.
10 out of 10

The Hook Mountain Massacre Adventure Deck is a great addition to a already great expanding and customizable game. It adds some great scenarios and adventures that amp up the game. Of course, if you’ve been playing along from the base game through to this point, then you are already aware of how good this game truly is. This simply adds more goodness on top of it. The artwork is just as great and very similar to that of previous releases. I love the look and feel of the game and this deck just makes it even more of a must have. I love this expansion and am happy to add it to my collection. I highly recommend this.
10 out of 10

Check out my review of the Rise of the Runelords Base Set here.



For more information about Pathfinder and other great games, please check out Paizo Publishing at their site.

About Gaming Bits - Jonathan Nelson

I'm a happily married man with 2 wonderful kids. I love my family very much. I'm a big fan of board, card and RPG games and have been playing for over 20 years. As a board and card game reviewer, I'm hoping that this blog will inform, educate and entertain you. If you like it, please tell your friends and have them join in on the conversations. Thanks and GAME ON!!
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