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Celebrating International Transgender Day of Visibility!

Here at Paizo, we value and are proud of the many and varied perspectives that our employees, contributors, and community provide. Since March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility, we'd like to take this opportunity to celebrate and showcase transgender members of our community. Here are their thoughts in their own words!

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PaizoCon 2018 Event Submission is Open!

PaizoCon 2018 is now less than 100 days away, and that means the time to roll dice together is quickly approaching. But we can't roll dice if there are no games to play, and that's where you come in! Each year, we allow attendees—both fans and third-party publishers—to run their own events, put them on the official PaizoCon schedule, and allow for online registration. This year, we've moved the event submission interface to Google forms: PaizoCon 2018 Event Submission Form.

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February Stars, Volunteers, Conventions, and More!

Time flies when your having fun planning conventions! Seems like just yesterday when I put January's update blog together. This month brings a refresh of the Regional Support program, a new 5-star GM, and more conventions for our community to enjoy!

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Guest Blog: Ben Burch (Dragons and Things)

As an actor and a fan of nerd culture, I have been blessed in many ways for the past three years. One way, and how some of you might recognize me, is that I was honored to be part of a show called “Dragons and Stuff” all last year. It is now “Dragons and Things,” and we play a homebrew campaign live on Friday nights for our dedicated, wonderful fans. I am also blessed by playing Yukon Cornelius in the national tour of “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, the Musical,” based on the the ani-magic movie, every November and December. It is a blast. However, the drawback to having these two exhilarating jobs is time constraints. I cannot do both at the same time. But this year, I decided to combine my two worlds into an experience I will never forget.

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Order of the Amber Die—The Azlant Odyssey, Part 2

Those Adventure Path marathoners from the Order of the Amber Die are back again with a report from their play through of Pathfinder Adventure Path #122: Into the Shattered Continent! As usual, there be spoilers! Read the following at your own risk!

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Organized Play Potpourri

As January draws to a close, planning for our big conventions starts in earnest. Volunteer solicitations for PaizoCon and Gen Con went out, but that is the first step in a long list of tasks. Last week, the Organized Play team met and made decisions as to what scenarios/events to offer at each of the big conventions – PaizoCon, Origins, and Gen Con, as well as what special events would be on offer at UKGE and PaizoCon UK. Now we need to get granular and start looking at the daily schedules and numbers of tables.

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Guest Spotlight Blog: How to Run a Convention

One of the questions I often get asked is "how do I get organized play events started in my area?” There are many ways to answer this question, and I've turned to Venture-Lieutenant Carol Tierney in the UK to give her take. I've known Carol for years and her and I started planning conventions together. Before I turn it over to her, a bit of background.

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Stars, Volunteers, Conventions, and More!

Stars, Volunteers, Conventions, and More! Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Wow! What a year we had in 2017. Thanks to you, our community, for supporting us in bringing the joys of roleplaying to more players than ever before. I look forward to seeing what we can do in 2018!I'm currently on the road, enjoying the holidays with my family, then gearing up for 2018 convention travel by heading out to MarsCon. More on that below! The rest of the team is at Paizo HQ, working hard on upcoming scenarios,...
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PaizoCon 2018 Announced!

May 25th-28th 2018, join Paizo employees, authors, artists, and many more as we gather in Seatac, Washington for another year of gaming and camaraderie. In addition to lots of Starfinder & Pathfinder Society and Adventure Card Guild games, we'll be offering games, panels and workshops run by Paizo staff, game industry veterans and fans from our community. Guests of Honor from the Glass Cannon Podcast have promised events and shenanigans all weekend long and our artist guest of honor, Taylor Fischer will be hosting panels on concepting and designing aliens and monsters.

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Order of the Amber Die—The Azlant Odyssey, Part 1

The Order of the Amber Die is back with another marathon run through an Adventure Path, and this time they've picked the Ruins of Azlant Adventure Path. I'm not going to spend too much time introducing this blog, but I do want to warn readers that there are some spoilers in here. If you're a player or just want to be surprised when you read The Lost Outpost, read at your own risk!

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Starfinder Society Chronicle, Updates from the Organized Play Team

Back in mid-October, Starfinder Society Developer Thurston Hillman gave a sneak peak into Starfinder Alien Archive and the organized play team's plans to introduce more alien species as player character options. We put our heads together and developed the Mega-Region plan!

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Wrapping Up 2017—GM Stars, Conventions, and PAX Unplugged!

As I write the final "First of the month blog" for 2017, my thoughts roam back over the year. The Organized Play community delivered more games in 2017 than ever before—kudos to everyone involved! The biggest news of 2017 was the launch of our new organized play program—Starfinder Society. Though it had its hiccups, overall it was a resounding success. We are seeing players return to organized play, and many more who are new to Paizo and organized play are finding us at events around the world. Over the next few weeks, the team and I will write more about our thoughts on 2017 and what we have in store for 2018. Keep an eye on this space!

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Paizo Super Team, Go!

This weekend the Paizo Super Team is gathering for an epic 24-hour livestream event in support of Extra Life! The event will feature special guests, laughs, and games in our effort to rally for children in need. Plus, we'll have an array of special prizes to give away, including a very special staff edition of Pathfinder Adventure Path #100, a gold-foil edition of the Pathfinder Core Rulebook, and a limited edition copy of the Starfinder Core Rulebook.

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25 Hour Paizo Live-Stream Starts November 4th!

On November 4th, Team Paizo and a host of other teams will invade Twitch to stream for a full 25 hours. The purpose? To raise money for the Children's Miracle Network by way of Extra Life. With your donations, you can help us make a real difference in the lives of children in need.

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Order of the Amber Die—The Strange Aeons Experiment, Part 6

"It was all the same dream, a dream that you had inside a locked room, a dream about being a person. And like a lot of dreams, there's a monster at the end of it."—Rust Cohle

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Homebrew Special: Revenge of the Wicked

We're starting a new monthly-ish Pathfinder Adventure Card Game series on the blog. Homebrew Special will feature the finest in Pathfinder Adventure Card Game homebrew creations (often made using the DriveThru Card Creator), written by the homebrewers themselves. If you have a homebrew creation that you'd like to spotlight, let us know!

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Final Countdown to PaizoCon 2017!

Everything is coming together for PaizoCon, which starts in a little over 2 weeks. The office is abuzz with final preparations as all of our departments pull together to bring this convention to our fans. Schedules posted on paizo.com last week and the signups are ongoing. Hurry and make your selections, as tomorrow is Lottery Day, how exciting! Some of the games on offer:

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OPC Log—3 Desnus 4717

I took some time this weekend to recharge my gaming batteries. On Saturday, I attended a mini-con at Mox Boardinghouse in Bellevue. During the afternoon, nine tables battled through a myriad of pregenerated specials and harder scenarios such as Pathfinder Society Scenario #4-26: The Waking Rune. I got a chance to chat with local players and look in on some of their games. I left before the start of the multi-table interactive special event, Pathfinder Society Scenario #7-00: The Sky Key Solution. I hear there were several deaths, but the Society emerged victorious.

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Order of the Amber Die—The Strange Aeons Experiment, Part 5

They made it off the map! Well, off the map of the Inner Sea and deep into parts unknown. The folks from the Order of the Amber Die recently completed their fifth marathon session of running the delightfully creepy Strange Aeons Adventure Path. I'm going to keep this introduction short and let all of you dive right into the action as the Order of the Amber Die recaps their experiences with Pathfinder Adventure Path #113: What Grows Within.

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Adventures Worth Holding Your Breath For

Just as the Seattle area transitions from chilly and wet to "sunny yet inexplicably still raining," so too is the Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild team eager to get outside and explore some exciting locations. We're also pleased to have an exciting Season 9 schedule in place along with the name and logo, much of which we'll announce at PaizoCon 2017, so be sure to attend the PaizoCon Preview Banquet and the organized play panel the following day to ask any questions you have. In the meantime, let me share a few more secrets about this month's scenarios—both of which lead into our PaizoCon releases!

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Fantasy All Around You & OPC Character Contest Voting

I spent the past weekend on a trip to Grand Canyon National Park. Driving there, my family and I passed a variety of different climate zones. We went from the desert of Las Vegas to the scrub of Nevada/Arizona border to the pine forests surrounding Flagstaff to the windswept gorge of Grand Canyon. As a side note, the area around Flagstaff reminds me of growing up in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. In each place, our talk turned to what fantasy creatures would occupy such areas. The walk along the canyon rim started with the observation that we forgot Gobby, our Pathfinder Goblin, and couldn't take photos. That spawned discussion of goblins living in the canyon rim and launching sneak attacks against unsuspecting hikers, followed by the observation that trolls would probably like the rim and orcs the deeper crevasses.

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OPC Log — 11 Gozran 4717

As mentioned in last week's PFS blog, voting for the “OPC Needs a New Character” contest was supposed to open on April 10th. Unfortunately, the Paizo goblins decided to get involved and wreck a little havoc on our plans. As a result, we are postponing the competition voting and blog until Friday, April 14th, with voting stretching until Friday, April 21st.

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OPC Log — 3 Gozran 4717

I spent last weekend at Who's Yer Con in Indianapolis, Indiana, and am traveling back to rainy Seattle. So much rain, the region is breaking records! This weekend gave me the chance to hang out with folks from our Great Lakes region in a setting a bit more personal than Gen Con. I got to play some, run some, and chat quite a bit! Thank you to Venture-Captain Mark Stratton and his team for putting on a quality event and having me out!

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Great Things Come in Threes!

The Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA) Trade Show in Las Vegas has wrapped up and I'm headed back to Seattle early next week. GAMA brings retailers and industry professionals together once a year at their trade show, as well as sponsors the Origins Gaming Convention every June in Columbus, Ohio. The Paizo team was busy this year! The Jasons (Keely and Bulmahn) ran lots of Starfinder ship combat demos, Erik Mona talked to loads of attendees about upcoming Paizo products, including the Starfinder line, Jeff/Cosmo/Pierce/Jenny spent lots of time in meetings, and I gave presentations on Paizo Organized Play. By the way, how many of you caught our live tweets from the presentations? That was the brainchild of our new Outreach Manager, Dan Tharp. You should see his fingers fly on a phone keyboard.

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Order of the Amber Die—The Strange Aeons Experiment, Part 4

On the trail of the person who condemned them to an asylum with no memory of their former selves, the Order of the Amber Die tackles the fourth adventure of the Strange Aeons Adventure Path. It looks like they had a great time (as usual), and this time around it was great to read the live tweeting from the Order's newest member—former Paizo intern Savannah Broadway.

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Comic Cons and GM Stars

Last night the Pathfinder Society community of Seattle and I wrapped four days of demonstrating Pathfinder games at Emerald City Comic Con. Before working at Paizo I traveled to a fair number of cons, but they were mostly gaming-focused. My first exposure to the world of comic con style events was Fan Expo in Toronto. Larger than anything I attended prior and packed with big names in the film industry, it exceeded any expectations. Over the past two years, I've attended several other comic cons and come to enjoy the loads of people, colorful costumes, and variety of activities the shows present.

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Announcing the Regional Support Program!

Last spring, we rolled out a Game Day initiative for the Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild. Our intention was to respond to player requests for boons outside of conventions, for those that could not afford time or money to attend a show. From the outset, the program had issues. From it's unfortunate name, which was already being used to refer to a one day function where Pathfinder Society was played, to the convoluted system of goals and rewards, the Game Day initiative caused more headaches than it solved.

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Pathfinder Society in Spain!

We are already halfway through the month. Doesn't seem like time should fly so fast! Before you know it, PaizoCon 2017 will be upon us. This is a big year, as it is the 10th anniversary of PaizoCon. Putting together the PFS schedule, along with that at Gen Con, and am extremely enthusiastic about what the team has in store for the second part of Season of Plundered Tombs and Year of the Stolen Storm.

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Announcing Pathfinder Worldscape Humble Bundle and Twitch Marathon!

Dynamite, Paizo, and Humble Bundle have teamed up again to bring you Humble Book Bundle: Pathfinder Worldscape! To celebrate, we're going to be streaming all day from the Paizo office with gaming and Q&A sessions covering Pathfinder Worldscape, Starfinder, and more. You can join the livestream directly on our Twitch channel and check out the Humble Bundle to grab comics and adventures at a "pay what you want" price to support both Camden's Concert and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

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Paizo Live Stream!

Join the Paizo staff as we stream live on Twitch from our offices all day tomorrow, Wednesday, January 11 starting at 11:00 AM Pacific time! We'll be featuring short 2-hour gaming sessions with our creative teams and doing Q&A sessions for Pathfinder Worldscape and the upcoming Starfinder Roleplaying Game. If you can't stick around for the full stream, archived videos will be uploaded to our YouTube Channel.

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A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That!

Welcome to the New Year! We took a hiatus from the blog the past few weeks as the team took some time off to recharge the batteries and spend time with family and friends. But vacation time is over and now we are back, jumping in and getting things done. So this blog is a bit of a hodgepodge and includes some kudos, some updates, and lots of information.

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I'm Leaving On a Jet Plane!

With only a couple of weeks left in this year, the Pathfinder Society team finds itself working feverishly to wrap up loose ends before taking a few days to relax and visit friends and family. I'm heading out this week, with Linda and John a few days behind me. But never fear! Come January, we all will be diving back into work, finalizing plans on Season 9 and getting the rest of Season 8 ready for our players!

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Order of the Amber Die—The Strange Aeons Experiment, Part 3

Despite waking from the nightmare of what sounded like a tough but exciting marathon session, the Order of the Amber Die folks bring up a report from their experience with the third adventure in the Strange Aeons Adventure Path, Pathfinder Adventure Path #111: Dreams of the Yellow King. This adventure promised to bring the weird and surreal into the campaign, and from what I've heard from the Order of the Amber Die, it succeeded.

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OPC Log—5 Kuthona 4716

Over the past few months, I processed quite a few Venture-Lieutenant to Venture-Captain promotions, as well as some shifts in geographical location. In some cases, we created new regions, in others just changed titles to better reflect the region each volunteer covered. One Venture-Captain is currently listed "At Large" as he is in the middle of moving to the United States and we didn't want to ask him to step down before we knew where he was landing. As so many shifts occurred, I thought I would take a moment and post them here.

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Paizo Sponsors UK Games Expo This June!

With the 2016 convention season wrapping up, the team is already knee deep into planning the shows for 2017. If we are planning Pathfinder Society activities, I know our players must soon start planning for travel to Spring 2017 shows. Last week, tickets for PaizoCon (May 26-29) went on sale. Unfortunately, a trip to Seattle is not in the cards for everyone. For those Paizo fans on the other side of the Atlantic (or who fancy a trip to England), fear not. June 2nd to the 4th, we are coming to you by way of the UK Games Expo in Birmingham, England.

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OPC Log—14 Neth 4716

The team and I spent some time last week going over our blog schedule. I am flabbergasted that we are 7 short weeks to the end of 47162016. How did so much time pass so quickly? Looking back, the answer is in a blur of conventions, Venture-Officer promotions/resignations, spreadsheets, and meetings. I think they rest of the team may add development, planning, and devious plans to the list! One thing it reinforces—there is lots of Pathfinder Society happening around the world. None of which would happen without the support of our huge force of volunteers!

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Up to Eleven

After much deliberation, I have come to a decision for our latest Design Challenge. In this challenge, Liz Courts challenged you to come up with statistics to represent Eleven from the excellent new series Stranger Things. It wasn't an easy task, and trying to pick the best two entries from among the well thought out submissions was a bit difficult.

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OPC Log—31 Lamashan 4716

A few blogs ago, I mentioned some upcoming plans for Extra Life Charity involving Pathfinder Society. Well, we went a little bigger than originally planned! This Saturday, November 5th, Paizo will be teaming up with Dead Gentlemen/Zombie Orpheous Entertainment as Team Zodgepodge to participate in Extra Life's Game Day 2016. Streaming live from Zulu's Board Game Café in Bothell, three Pazionians and three ZOEs will face a tag-team of 5-Star Pathfinder Society GMs out to cause mayhem and madness.

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OPC Log—18 Lamashan 4716

In the Pacific Northwest, our weather turned and rain now envelopes our Redmond office in a mist. Falling temperatures, transitioning leaves, and blustering winds replaced the bright sunshine and warm weather. The rough storms of the past weekend left us tossed about and quite a bit of debris and detritus blown about, but all are accounted for. For other Pathfinders, the inclement weather patterns of the past few months test their resiliency and survival skills. While we have heard from Venture-Officers and players on the eastern seaboard of the US, they still face difficulties with flooding and power outages. Though divided by location and language, we are all one huge family. If possible, where possible, consider offering a helping hand or a dry towel.

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OPC Log—10 Lamashan 4716

Last week I spent the latter half of the week in Las Vegas on holiday spending my birthday. I appreciated the break and am back, rested and refreshed, to continue working on projects. Over the next few months, I'm traveling to Book & Board Con in Akron, Ohio, and Extra Life in Spokane, Washington. Come out and play!

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Order of the Amber Die—The Strange Aeons Experiment, Part 2

After what seems to be some harrowing experiences, the Order of the Amber Die completed the second adventure, Pathfinder Adventure Path #110: The Thrushmoor Terror, in the Strange Aeons Adventure Path in yet another marathon session. I'm going to keep this short and let them tell their tales. Be sure to check out the links at the bottom of this post to read more about their experience with this Adventure Path. Beware, players! Spoilers below!

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And Miles to Go

Six years ago, Paizo welcomed prolific Pathfinder super-fan, PaizoCon and Wayfinder co-champion, and overall badass Liz Courts to our offices. Today, Liz treks on to her next adventure—pursuing her creative passions and leaving her trademark gninja style on whatever she sets her mind to. We are so proud to have been able to work side-by-side with her, and are just as excited to see what she does next. Because while in that blog post all that time ago, she hoped that the "awesomeness" would rub off on her, her "awesomness" has more than made it's mark on everyone in our office, our conventions, and the community.

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Where the Winds of Limbo Roar

The Strange Aeons Adventure Path is in the wild, and for some characters, that means questioning the reality that they wake up and find themselves in. But whether coincidence or stars aligning correctly, another recent media release goes quite well with Strange Aeons, and is the focus of our latest Design Challenge!

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Mega Map Madness

Before Adam Smith from the Order of the Amber Die had the first adventure of Strange Aeons sent to him, Adam Daigle warned him that the Briarstone Asylum was pretty detailed and complicated. After seeing the maps for the previous Giantslayer marathon, we knew that he put a ton of work into his maps, and apologized ahead of time for how much time he'd spend with the asylum.

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OPC Log—30 Arodus, 4716

Hello from Redmond! After weeks of travel I'm back at the Paizo office, catching up on events and developments in the world of Pathfinder. Which accounts for the lateness of this blog, as I tried to touch base and get a status report on some ongoing projects.

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Order of the Amber Die—The Strange Aeons Experiment, Part 1

They’re back for more! The dedicated gamers from the Order of the Amber Die have taken on another maddening task with their marathon sessions. They tackle an entire Adventure Path adventure in one long session over the course of a weekend. What’s better is that they share their experiences with the world. After their Giantslayer marathon they took a short break, but were eager to take on Strange Aeons. Here’s their first report of the Strange Aeons Experiment. (Careful, there may be some spoilers within.)

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OPC Log—11 Erastus 4716

Good afternoon, Pathfinders! I just got back from northern Idaho, where I went to help clean out my childhood home. Sorting through the stuff brought the memories flooding back—wrapping paper from my childhood, the hand brace my grandfather wore, books I put in storage when I moved to England. The town doesn't look the same with the open fields of my youth replaced by housing developments. It was a relaxing visit, for being lots of physical labor, but now I'm back in Redmond and turning my focus to more Gen Con prep, getting things ready so I may travel to PaizoCon UK, and keeping things moving on getting support out to other conventions.

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Goblins! Free to a Good Home! Or a Bad Home! Please Take Them Away!

Everyone knows that the surest way to improve the quality of any tabletop game is to invite the wholesome goodness* of goblins into your home, and your heart**. For this year's Free RPG Day, Paizo did just that, by delivering the whimsical prequel to our We Be Goblins series of adventures: We B4 Goblins. This lighthearted coming-of-age tale takes your players back in time to adolescence of our iconic goblin heroes***, where they can help these young adventurers reach adulthood by claiming their toads and joining in on their very first raid in a scenario ideal for introducing new players!

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OPC Log—4 Erastus 4716

Hello Pathfinders! I hope this blog finds you hale and hearty, having enjoyed a weekend of sun, and fun. Hopefully, the fun involved some roleplaying, particularly the next installment of the Seeker Arc, #7-26 All for Immortality, Part 2: All the God's Beyond. We are currently busy in the office wrapping up July's adventures, prepping for Gen Con, and generally surviving the chaos of the con season in full gear.

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OPC Log—20 Sarenith 4716

In the northern hemisphere, the celebration of the sun is upon us as we celebrate the longest day of the year. Our compatriots in the southern hemisphere are neck-deep in winter and short nights. Lucky for all of us, Pathfinder plays just as well no matter where you are, and so we may enjoy joining a table with others, roleplaying an evening away.

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Vote for Your Favorite Pathfinder Society Character Sketch!

A while back, we opened up submissions to our Pathfinder Society Character Sketch Competition, and while PaizoCon swept through the office and knocked us prone, we're back and ready to show off the entries! We hope to continue to open up similar contests to give artists within the Pathfinder Society community to show off their characters and creations, so don't despair if you didn't get a chance to enter this time! I'd also like to extend a big "Thank You!" to our contestants for their patience over the last two weeks while we ramp back up to normal.

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OPC Log—13 Sarenith 4716

Given the amount of travel I do as Organized Play Coordinator, you would think I've gotten better at packing. I'm currently surrounded by my suitcase, Class Decks for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, and a pile of Paizo shirts, considering how best to get everything into my bag. No matter how many times I do this, I still fret that I haven't remembered everything I needed to pack. But, somehow, it all gets into the bag and I'm off to the airport! I off to Origins tomorrow and am looking forward to seeing more Pathfinders. If you're at the show, please stop by and say hi! Better yet, come see the new Mummy's Mask demo for the Adventure Card Game. This Base Set has a few tricks up its sleeve that are really cool!

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OPC Log—6 Sarenith 4716

This time last week, the Paizo staff were wrapping up PaizoCon, participating in the last few panels, running a final delve, or rolling dice in the final encounters. A huge thank you to all those that lent their hands with setup, tear down, or the myriad of tasks in-between. PFS could not have had such a successful show without your assistance. I appreciate the efforts of all our volunteers on behalf of the Society. While John covered the highlights from the banquet, I've got a few other PaizoCon related pieces of business.

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Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Goblins Fight! Class Deck

A Wild PaizoCon Appears!

PaizoCon attendees will get the opportunity to play Season of the Runelords all the way up through Adventure 3: Into the Mountain and will even get a sneak peek at Adventure 4: Abjurant Halls of Envy. I just wrote the mechanics for a scenario currently called "Look! A Monkey!" which I expect to be the start of a long and extended death-glare aimed in my direction by you, the fans. Just remember that you're the ones who went into something called the Abjurant Halls of Envy, and complaints can be delivered directly to me. I'm the one who looks like Mike Selinker.

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There is no way to do everything at Gen Con by myself; there are just too many tasks and too many places to be. So every year a team of Lead Volunteers is named to help out. While I coordinate things between Gen Con and PFS, they do the same for all the volunteers. Months before the convention starts, just weeks after Gen Con 2015 ended, they started talking about Gen Con 2016. Through months of planning, generating schedules, corresponding with volunteers, compiling lists of supplies, they work closely with me to deliver a quality show. They arrive at Gen Con early and help me set up the Sagamore. Setup is a HUGE endeavor, involving unpacking pallets, building shelving, assembling table stands, folding papers, stuffing envelopes, sorting shirts... an almost endless list of tasks that all need to occur before Wednesday afternoon when our volunteers arrive. After four days of very little sleep, they help tear down the Sagamore, disassembling everything we built days before, packing up the pallets, rolling banners, and compiling a list of GM feedback. Only when everything is torn down and ready to return to Seattle do they take a breather and stop thinking Gen Con 2016. Then, a few weeks later, they review the feedback, read through the many post-Gen Con forum threads, and start thinking about Gen Con 50. The amount of time these volunteers spend putting the show together is immense and I cannot say thank you enough to them for all they do!

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Gen Con, Baby!

We've got tons of material on tap for organized play fans at this year's show. First, the known info: Season of the Runelords, our third season of the Adventure Card Guild, wraps up in August 2016, and avid players will be able to triumphantly complete the season in the Sagamore ballroom. You'll be able to play any or all of the scenarios in SotRu at the show, and we'll even keep a copy or two of Season of the Righteous and Season of the Shackles tucked away for folks who want to catch up or try some new adventures.

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Last Friday, the Gen Con event listings launched! With all the offerings available, searching the catalog can be daunting. So the team put together some highlights to aid in planning. From 8:00 AM on Thursday until 2:00 PM on Sunday, the Sagamore Ballroom will ring with the sounds of dice, combat, and Venture-Captain briefs.

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Help Paizo Reclaim the Gauntlet!

Two years ago, the brave forces of Paizo took the field of battle, fighting off skilled foes sent by other game companies from around Seattle to claim the Gauntlet, a fabled prize of glory and power. When the dust settled, we were victorious. The Gauntlet was ours!

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In a previous blog, John introduced the Pathfinder Society PaizoCon events, including some one of a kind adventures, out of retirement scenarios, and panels. Last week, our Customer Service team posted the Event Schedulde, and I urge everyone who is going to PaizoCon to take a look and sign up quickly with your lottery preferences. Don't procrastinate—lottery selections end on May 9th!

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PaizoCon 2016 Event Schedule is Live Now!

With nearly 300 events over 4 days, including exclusive lottery games, seminars, panels, and one-of-a-kind workshops, PaizoCon 2016 has something for nearly every gamer to get excited about! With third-party publisher debuts, freelancing workshops, and panels featuring our Special Guests, the show will be a great way for attendees to connect to the larger Paizo and Pathfinder community. We'll also be hosting the annual PaizoCon Banquet Saturday night, and unveiling this year's Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Special, Pathfinder Society Scenario #7-98: Serpents' Ire.

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A Visitor's Guide to PaizoCon 2016

PaizoCon 2016 is just a little over a month away, and we're all busy making preparations for our favorite convention of the year. Whether you're a first-time visitor to the Seattle area, or a PaizoCon veteran, here's a few things to do in the area before, during, and after the convention!

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Pathfinder Society at PaizoCon 2016

PaizoCon 2016 is fast approaching, and we're expecting the sign-ups and lottery to go up in the near future. I know a bunch of you are wondering how to allot your lottery priorities, so let me help by tempting you with even more fun options. After all, we love making PaizoCon special by running unique games and providing other great content to make your trip to Seattle as fun as possible.

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Goblins Invade—Critical Role Pathfinder Stream!

If you follow Paizo on any of our social media outlets (Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter), you might have heard this exciting new, in the lead up to International Tabletop Day, Critical Role (of Geek & Sundry) will be live-streaming their own Pathfinder game!

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This weekend volunteers and Paizo staff came together to run Pathfinder Society events in the Sheraton Grand Ballroom. Except for the early morning hours, we consistently filled our tables and worked hard to get games going quickly. Some of our attendees enjoyed the Adventure Card Game so much they came back the next day to play through the Season of the Runelords Adventure 1. Several other groups went directly from our tables to on-site retailers and bought the Rise of the Runelords Base Set with the intent to start playing back home.

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Something Wicked This Way Comes

I have stared into the Abyss, and found it blinking back at me (it was a qlippoth). It is time to share the results of our design challenge contest, in which I tasked you, our fans, to take our iconics to the darker side of the alignment chart!

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Tags: Community Design Challenge Druids Gnomes Hell's Vengeance Lini Pathfinder Adventure Path

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Am I Evil? (Yes, I Am.)

What makes a villain? You get to answer that question in our latest Design Challenge, featuring our most well-known characters: our Iconic heroes.

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Paizo Launches Twitch Charity Marathon: LIVE NOW!

The Paizo staff is livestreaming Pathfinder RPG games ALL DAY today to celebrate the launch of Paizo's Twitch channel! At the same time, we've partnered with Humble Bundle to offer more than $350 of digital Pathfinder RPG products at a "pay what you want" price. You can join the livestream directly at the new Paizo Twitch channel and check out the Humble Bundle to grab some Pathfinder PDFs and support Extra Life, a charity benefiting children's health.

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Bloodbound Reddit AMA—Ask Wes All Your Questions!

Paizo's Editor-in-Chief and Pathfinder Tales: Bloodbound author, F. Wesley Schneider is taking all your questions over on Reddit's r/fantasy today. Hop in on his Ask Me Anything thread and pick his brain about writing Bloodbound, the creepiest corners of the Pathfinder campaign setting, fantasy world building, what's coming next, or whatever—anything goes!

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Vote for Your Favorite Pathfinder Society Mini!

A few weeks ago, I announced the first in a series of competitions aimed toward Pathfinder Society members. The response illustrates the fantastic talents our players possess. While their creations graced tables, it took being in the right place at the right time to admire them. On that note, thank you to the artists for sharing your creations. Submitting items for public perusal can be daunting and I appreciate your willingness to let us look.

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Characters in the Flesh!

Keep calm and costume on—PaizoCon is only 142 days away!

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Getting the Band Back Together

Just as many people consider one place home no matter where they live now, I’ve met many gamers who have what they consider their "home group" even when life’s circumstances and opportunities take them to opposite ends of the state, country, or planet. Fortunately, the quality of low-cost virtual tabletop programs and communication software improves every year, and it’s easier than ever to run a game when friends are thousands of miles apart. Even so, there’s something really special about reuniting the band in person.

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 5 (OGL)

Do You Think Flattery Will Keep You Alive?

Only one creature could be the winner in this Bestiary 5 throwdown, and with it, five winners of our latest Pathfinder Roleplaying Game hardcover!

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Tags: Ben Wootten Bestiary 5 Community Contests Jorge Fares Kent Hamilton Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Wayne England

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As was posted on Friday through Paizo's social media accounts, VC Karim & VL Florent confirmed the safety of all PaizoCon France attendees. Such is the enthusiasm and self-reliance of our Pathfinder Society brethren, despite the government closing the site down and the convention being officially cancelled, games still happened. Karim & helpers found two sites across town and coordinated games all day. Not only did they play scenarios in the afternoon, they organized five tables for the interactive special 7-00: The Sky Key Solution. For the hardiness of the attendees and the efforts of Karim & crew, vivat!

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 5 (OGL)

You Only Die Twice!

This is it folks—the final matchup round for our Bestiary 5 previews, and your final chance to get in your votes and a chance to win a copy of Bestiary 5!

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Tags: Ben Wootten Bestiary 5 Community Contests Dave Allsop Jim Nelson Jose Parodi Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Wayne England

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Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Wrath of the Righteous Base Set

Homebrew Scenario Design with James "Iammars" McTeague

Greetings, Pathfinders! This is the second in a recurring series of blog posts written by you. Today James McTeague shares with you his conversion of a cool story trope to a Wrath of the Righteous homebrew scenario. But before we get to the delicious design in this week's blog, we wanted to let you know that in addition to all the card types already available for creation, you can now create six more card types with DriveThruCards' Community Card Creator. Create your own Locations, Scenarios, Adventures, Adventure Paths, Blessings and Cohorts! Also, for this week only, all custom cards are just 25 cents! Create your own card or browse from hundreds of cards the community has already made. Head over and check it out, then come back to learn what's new in the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game."

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New Recruits, New Achievements!

Over the past 8 years, Pathfinder Society Organized Play has grown into a worldwide community. The phenomenal growth is testament to the hard work and support put in at all levels of the campaign. In fact, it's grown so large that I am adding two more categories of volunteers: Regional Venture-Coordinators (RVC) and Venture Agents (VA). These two new tiers serve to facilitate communication across the globe, and recognize the individuals who support Pathfinder Society with their efforts coordinating games.

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 5 (OGL)

Let (Im)mortal Combat Continue!

We've got the results in from Round 1, and we're ready to show off Round 2 of our Bestiary 5 previews—not to mention a chance for you to win a copy of Bestiary 5!

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Tags: Aleksey Bayura Ben Wootten Bestiary 5 Bryan Sola Brynn Metheney Community Contests Ertaç Altınöz Jose Parodi Joshua Meehan Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subroto Bhaumik Tomasz Chistowski

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 5 (OGL)

It's a Fight to the Finish!

Bestiary 5 is creeping, crawling, slithering, and sneaking its way to you soon—it's time for some previews! But we're gonna shake things up a bit, and give you the opportunity to choose what you want to see, not to mention a chance to win a signed copy of Bestiary 5 when it releases!

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Tags: Alexandru Sabo Bestiary 5 Community Contests Daniel Lopez Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Rogier van de Beek

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Wouldn't You Like to Have a Good Scare?

It's the most wonderful tiiiiiime of the year! That's right, the pumpkins are ready for harvesting, the cider is warming up, the leaves are turning their glorious shades of scarlets and yellows—and the veil thins between the worlds!

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Return to SkålCon!

A few weeks ago, we introduced you to the Co-Chairs of SkålCon, Andrew Christian & Jon Dehning. I wanted to take the opportunity to to report the resultsd—it shows just how much good we as a Society can do when we put our mind's to it! In Jon's words:

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Bringing the Hell's Rebels Prequel to Life!

One of the most incredible highlights of my game design career was the opportunity to see Tom Beckett and an incredible cast of elementary school students adapt and perform my adventure, "Burnt Offerings," as a play. They even had a giant hermit crab fight on stage! Well, he’s at it again, this time with a prequel to Hell’s Rebels, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what sorts of mayhem he’ll unleash this time! Here’s Tom with more details:

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Giantslayer Marathon: Part 6!

The folks over at Order of the Amber Die just got me the report from their final marathon session as they tackle the sixth Giantslayer adventure—Pathfinder Adventure Path #96: Shadow of the Storm Tyrant!

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Minnesota Pathfinder Society Gives Back the the Community

At Paizo, we get an overwhelming amount of feedback surrounding the growth of the Pathfinder Society. Many of these are positive reports of our volunteers and Venture Officers building strong gaming groups and communities within their region. And occasionally, we hear back about how these local chapters are turning their passion for gaming and PFS into a platform for giving back to people in need. We were contacted by the Minneapolis/St. Paul lodge recently, and wanted to share with you how they've decided to make a difference through their local convention, Skål Con.

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Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Demon's Heresy Adventure Deck (Wrath of the Righteous 3 of 6)

Arranging Notes into a Song

Greetings, Pathfinders! This is the first in a recurring series of blog posts written by you. We're kicking things off with homebrew scenario creator extraordinaire Ron Lundeen. After reading this, I learned that Ron and I design scenarios in a similar way, so I can vouch for this excellent advice.

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A Record Year for Organized Play

A week ago we flew back to Seattle from another great Gen Con experience. By day we managed the Paizo booth, and after the exhibit hall closed, we ascended to the Sagamore Ballroom for a special event every night. On Thursday night we presented Pathfinder Society Special #6-97: Siege of Serpents, which debuted at PaizoCon 2015 but easily shattered past attendance records in the Sagamore. This was also an opportunity to thank Mike Brock for his service to the organized play campaign, announce 11 new Campaign Service Award recipients, and recognize the many GMs who have received their fifth star in the past year.

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Giantslayer Marathon: Part 5!

I just got back into the office mid-week from crazy whirlwind of GenCon, and one of my highlights was getting to meet the Order of the Amber Die in person at the show. I first met the guys outside of the dealer hall on the day the show opened and then they sat in the front row of the Pathfinder Adventure Path Q&A panel we had on Friday. Later that day, I spent one of my breaks from the booth talking with them in a quiet environment outside of the bustle of the convention center. They shared some more stories about their Giantslayer project and we talked a bit about what they want to do for their next big endeavor. I even got a chance to game with Sterling on Saturday night! They are truly enthusiastic about the game and great ambassadors of fun.

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Pathfinder Adventure Card Guild at Gen Con!

We've just recently begun to recover from an amazing, whirlwind Gen Con 2015. While we're getting back to our normal routines, we have some news to share about the fantastic show this year!

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There is No Certainty, Only Adventure!

Last week the Year of the Serpent kicked off at Gen Con 2015! Along with the Pathfinder Society Specials that tie into the new season, we ran tables of the latest releases: #7-01: Between the Lines, #7-02: Six Seconds to Midnight, and #7-03: The Bronze House Reprisal. These adventures have Pathfinder Society agents scouring the streets of Katapesh, on a crunch mission for rare reagents, and sending the Aspis Consortium the message that no act of aggression is going to go unnoticed. And since our Pathfinder Society team is still on the road heading back home, let's take this opportunity to show off some of characters you'll face at the start of the Year of the Serpent!

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Tags: Community Dion Harris Gen Con John Derek Murphy Marek Madej Pathfinder Society Pathfinder Society Scenarios Year of the Serpent

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Giantslayer Marathon: Part 4!

I just got the newest report from the Order of the Amber Die after their experience with Pathfinder Adventure Path #94: Ice Tomb of the Giant Queenand those guys are still alive! (Mostly.) Remember, this blog is full of spoilers for the Giantslayer Adventure Path, so read at your own risk! And now I turn this blog over to the Order of the Amber Die.

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Small Conventions, Big Results

This time of year it’s easy for the Pathfinder Society team to focus so hard on the major conventions (all of the adventures for PaizoCon and Gen Con in particular) that we can lose sight of the smaller events. These might not have the same reach and exposure as the big names, but they’re all stronger in how they bring the community—both the players and the public—together. Venture-Captain Mike Bramnik of Bloomington, Indiana recently contacted me with an after-event report for the Convention of Stonekeep, which did exactly that. Let’s read it in his words.

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Virtual Kingmaker

When we first started brainstorming for Pathfinder Online (PFO), I was running the Kingmaker Pathfinder Adventure Path in my home gaming group. We were loving the idea of adventurers forging a kingdom out of the wilderness. It gave an extra dimension and purpose to our adventures, along with an additional set of problems to roleplay through.

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We Be Pathfinders!

This Saturday, June 20th, is Free RPG Day! Participating hobby game retail locations and industry publishers will be giving away free adventures and other materials so that gamers can try new games and play exclusive content together. This year Paizo has contributed two special products. A few months ago, Tanis O'Conner introduced us to the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game's special treat: the adventurous goblin Ekkie. Of course, many of you familiar with Pathfinder Society have likely met the little warrior while dealing with a certain goblin guild. I have no doubt she'll get up to even crazier antics now that she's a playable character.

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Tags: Community Dave Allsop Free RPG Day Goblins Pathfinder Modules Pathfinder Society

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Giantslayer Marathon: Part 3!

I just got the third report back from the Order of the Amber Die folks, and I'm excited to share it with everyone! As a recap, here are links to Part 1 and Part 2. As usual, I must warn everyone reading that there are spoilers in this blog post, so if you're playing in the Giantslayer Adventure Path read at your own peril.

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PaizoCon 2015 Weekend in Pictures!

Another PaizoCon is done, and while we're still recovering from the backlog of emails, or trying to make our Fortitude saves from Con Crud, we've rounded up a veritable cornucopia of pictures of all the excitement at the show! We also live blogged over the weekend, so be sure to check out the other PaizoCon 2015 posts on the blog!

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Come Together—Adventure Card Guild and Summer Conventions

As we head into summer here in the Northern Hemisphere, convention activity is heating up. Let's talk about the Adventure Card Guild at a convention near you!

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Giantslayer Marathon: Part 2!

If you read last month’s Giantslayer Marathon blog and were eager for part 2, your wait is over! Before I let those guys get to their highlights from their second marathon session, I wanted to warn people playing through the Giantslayer Adventure Path that this blog post contains some spoilers. Read at your own risk!

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PaizoCon Badge Sales and Open Registration Ending Soon!

It's almost time for us to start printing PaizoCon 2015 badges and tickets! This means that open event registration (including event trades), online 4-Day Badge sales and e-Ticket transfers will be ending on Thursday, May 15 at 2:00 PM Pacific time.

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