As anyone who has ever worked in the field of creative fiction (of any sort... books, films, television, and even roleplaying games) can tell you, it is almost impossible to come up with a completely and totally original idea. This isn't necessarily a bad thing. As the folks at that time-sink of a wiki TV Tropes will tell you, old ideas are useful because they are recognizable. You don't have to explain every step of the Hero's Journey because people have seen it so many times that they feel comfortable with it.
The reason I bring this up is because I'm relatively new to Pathfinder, and especially new to Golarion. I have no intention of ever using the setting, as I have a well-rounded, deep, and exciting homebrew gameworld of my own tha…Read more >