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Starfinder Adventure Path: Incident at Absalom Station (Dead Suns 1 of 6)

Now Docking at Absalom Station

August is fast approaching, which means not only the release of the Starfinder Roleplaying Game, but also the debut of the first Starfinder Adventure Path, Dead Suns! The Starfinder Adventure Path presents a series of linked adventures that together form an entire campaign for the Starfinder RPG. The Dead Suns Adventure Path will run for a year, with a new volume released every other month. Each volume includes a new adventure for the campaign, supplementary articles on the Starfinder campaign setting, and new rules content for the Starfinder RPG, as well as a new planet, a new starship, and loads of new aliens and monsters!


Tags: David Alvarez Starfinder Adventure Path

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 6 (PFRPG)

Literary Monsters of Bestiary 6

For this last Bestiary 6 post (the book officially released yesterday, so I can't really call it a preview post!), I want to build upon last week's post, where I talked a bit about monsters from mythological sources. In this case, since these creatures aren't protected by copyright law and aren't the intellectual property of content creators, the field is wide open—we can create specific creatures based on these things in the same way we can stat up things like donkeys and rats. But there's another category of inspiration that we often draw upon that's a bit trickier—literary sources.


Tags: Bestiary 6 Florian Stitz Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Rafael Rivera Will O'Brien

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Class Guide (OGL)

The New Wave of Character Decks

Hey Paizonians, Lone Shark has just turned over the files for the sixth wave of class decks—which are sometimes called character decks now, because we're having fun experimenting with new class-agnostic formats, but we can't stop calling them class decks, and this is a really long sentence now. Anyway, the Magus Class Deck, the Pathfinder Tales Character Deck, and Hell's Vengeance Character Deck 1, are all in Vic and Sonja's hands. Suffice it to say, we went a bit nuts on the new cards in these sets. Maybe a lot nuts.


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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!


Tags: Community Contests Dion Harris Jeffrey Lai PaizoCon 2017 Pathfinder Society Pathfinder Society Scenarios Tom Ventre

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Here Comes the Cavalry

Happy Friday, everyone! This week in Pathfinder Battles, we start with the reclamation cavalry miniature, which is a large rare in the upcoming Crown of Fangs set, and is based off of art from the Hell's Vengeance Adventure Path. I love the in motion look of this miniature. It makes an awesome miniature for any armored fighter, or cleric, war priest, or paladin of Iomedae!


Tags: Crown of Fangs Curse of the Crimson Throne Miniatures Pathfinder Adventure Path Pathfinder Battles

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Adventurer's Guide (PFRPG)

It's Dangerous to Go Alone!

On the heels this month's sixth Bestiary volume comes the Pathfinder RPG Adventurer's Guide! Being an adventurer comes with it's own set of perilous challenges, but with the help of allies, a well-supplied pack, and an alliance with one of Golarion's powerful organizations, your character can go far. Until we begin exploring the finer details of the Adventurer's Guide on the blog over the next few weeks, take a look at the just-revealed final cover, featuring prolific characters from the Pathfinder campaign setting.


Tags: Adventurer's Guide Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Wayne Reynolds

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 6 (PFRPG)

Mythological Monsters of Bestiary 6

Now that Bestiary 6 is making the rounds and folks have had a chance to get over the shock of seeing archdevils and kaiju and qlippoth lords and the Horsemen of the Apocalypse and empyreal lords and all sorts of other powerful creatures like the ones we spoke of last week, I'd like to thank humanity as a whole for being such an endless font of inspiration. We've been creating monsters to fill our stories and myths since we first started telling stories and weaving myths, and over the thousands and thousands of years humanity's been around, well, that's a lot of time to create a lot of monsters!


Tags: Bestiary 6 Florian Stitz Nikolai Ostertag Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Rafael Rivera

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Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Starfinder Core Rulebook

Starship Combat—I Am a Leaf on the Wind

From androids manipulating reality with technomagic to goblins in spacesuits wielding barely functioning laser pistols, the Starfinder RPG covers the majority of weird and exciting science-fantasy tropes. But it would be a poor game that takes place among the stars if it didn't have starships! Luckily, Starfinder gives you all you need to play the crew of an intrepid vessel exploring the galaxy—and getting into trouble along the way.


Tags: Ben Wootten David Melvin Starfinder Roleplaying Game

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The Riddle of the Mythopoeic Sphinx

WARNING: This blog is a giant spoiler. If you want to solve the Riddle of the Mythopoeic Sphinx, turn away now. Come back when you've solved it. Oh wait—you didn't read that last sentence because you turned away. Good job.


Tags: Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

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Giving Back to the Community

As we ramp up convention season, not that it feels like it ever truly slowed down, I'm processing many event support requests. Each month, a handful of conventions note that they are supporting a charity or raising money to donate to a group. In 2015, we ran a spotlight blog on the Minnaepolis-St. Paul extraordinary fundraising efforts during SkalCon. The blog included photos of Venture-Captain (retired) John Dehning and Andrew Christensen undergoing the clippers as an incentive for donations. If you missed it, you can see the blog here. Today felt like a great day to highlight some of our other charity events.


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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 6 (PFRPG)

Powerful Monsters

Bestiary 6 is slithering out into the world, but even though the book is out there, I've still got a few more things to chat about the contents. Going forward, we'll continue to sow off some art from the book but these posts will be more "behind the scenes" than "monster previews."


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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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They Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Happy Friday, and welcome back. This week we are starting with the Wereboar, a Medium Uncommon figure. If you like Lycanthropes, then you definitely need to big the big guy up so that he can give your players a hug. This figure is based off of art from the Hell's Vengeance Adventure Path.


Tags: Crown of Fangs Curse of the Crimson Throne Miniatures Pathfinder Adventure Path Pathfinder Battles

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Starfinder Iconic Characters Revealed!

Last Friday, our friends at Game Informer released a sneak preview of all seven iconic characters for Starfinder. We wanted to share that image with you as well, but first—what do we mean by "iconic character," anyway?


Tags: Remko Troost Starfinder Roleplaying Game

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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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Diamonds in the Ruff

Happy Friday. As there may, or may not (there was) some confusion on my part as to what had already been revealed in previous posts, this week you all will get 4 unveilings. Remember to not judge by appearances, as beauty is within. On that note, lets get this week's Pathfinder Battles: Crown of Fangs show off session going!


Tags: Crown of Fangs Curse of the Crimson Throne Miniatures Pathfinder Adventure Path Pathfinder Battles

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 6 (PFRPG)

Dragons of Bestiary 6

It should come as no surprise that, in Bestiary 6, when you turn to the "D" section, you'll see some welcome and familiar reptilian shapes. I'm talking about dinosaurs of course. Who doesn't love dinosaurs?


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Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Starfinder Core Rulebook

Introducing Starfinder’s Final Core Race: The Shirren!

Two weeks ago we revealed a brand new Starfinder core race, the reptilian vesk, leaving us with just one mystery race left. Now, at long last, we're revealing that final core race: the insectile shirrens!


Tags: Remko Troost Starfinder Roleplaying Game

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Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Wrath of the Righteous Base Set

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Strategy #8—Acquiring the Boons

This is the eighth installment of our strategy blog written by game historian Shannon Appelcline. You can read all the installments here.


Tags: Mummy's Mask Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

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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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Ninja Division to Make Starfinder Miniatures!

As many of you may have heard over the last week or so, Ninja Division has partnered with Paizo to make prepainted miniatures for the Starfinder Roleplaying Game! While we are still in the early days, we're extremely excited, and wanted to give you a sneak peak of the sculpting process. These images are by no means final. All final miniatures from Ninja Division will be pre-painted. All ship bases will be hexagonal for use in space combat.


Tags: Licensed Products Miniatures Starfinder Roleplaying Game

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 6 (PFRPG)

Blights of Bestiary 6

So here's a secret about the text we create for the back cover of our books and the blurbs that go on our website and catalogs. They're usually done at the last minute by a developer who's been working on the product possibly for many months. In my case, that means I get a chance, finally, to play around with some writing of my own, even if it's only for a few paragraphs. When I wrote the blurb for Bestiary 6, I mentioned something called "strangely sentient oozes," because of the new category of ooze I came up with to include in the book. I didn't want to reveal their name or theme yet (that's for this blog post... read on for more!), but I did want to mention them in some way that felt nice to read and fun to write. And so I came up with the phrase "strangely sentient oozes," because I enjoyed the sound of the phrase; its consonance makes you hiss when you read it, which evokes in the mind (in theory) imagery of something slithering and sliding sloppily in subterranean sloughs or sepulchral sewers. See? I wasn't trying to give folks hints as to a new system of calculating intelligence for ooze monsters or trying to make folks deduce the nature of how a primordial ooze might become self-aware. It wasn't a clue as much as it was an attempt at lyricism.


Tags: Andrew Hou Bestiary 6 Damien Mammoliti Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

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Pathfinder Adventure Path #115: Trail of the Hunted (Ironfang Invasion 1 of 6) (PFRPG)

On Hobgoblins and Hairpieces

We have stated in no uncertain terms that hobgoblins can't grow hair on their heads. Sometimes on the same page as an illustration of a hobgoblin with hair. But how can this be, you wonder? Surely this is a joke! Or maybe Paizo has screwed up yet again! Rest assured, loyal fan, that Paizo remains and lovable and infallible as ever with the release of the Ironfang Invasion Adventure Path. Those occasional hobgoblins you see with hair aren't mistakes, but rather part of a secret canon that we heretofore have not revealed for lack of page space and also because we didn't make it up until just now.


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The Embrace of Darkness

Before we conclude Pathfinder Adventure Card Game designer Liz Spain's "romance novel" previews of the Mummy's Mask set with a look at Adventure Deck 6: Pyramid of the Sky Pharaoh—spoiler alert: it's going to end in tears—we have an announcement to make: Complete card sets for Season of the Righteous, Season of the Runelords, and Season of the Goblins are now available for sale at DriveThruCards!


Tags: Mummy's Mask Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

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New Quests and Ancient Perils

Around the Paizo office, we've been really busy getting the upcoming Starfinder Core Rulebook out the door and launching the Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild campaign—but not so busy that we couldn't bring you two great new adventures for the Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild.


Tags: Pathfinder Society Pathfinder Society Quests

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Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Starfinder Core Rulebook

Shoot For the Stars—Final Starfinder Core Rulebook Cover Revealed!

One year. It's hard to believe that only a year has passed since we first started working on Starfinder. So much has happened in that time. We've built a setting. Designed a whole new game. Charted out an Adventure Path. Somehow managed to squish 800+ pages of content down into a 528-page Core Rulebook. Successfully avoided throwing each other out of windows over design disputes. You know, all the challenges associated with a new game.


Tags: Remko Troost Starfinder Roleplaying Game

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Here Comes the Riffraff

For this week's unveiling of fantastic Pathfinder Battles: Crown of Fangs miniatures, we are starting with the Emperor's Thug. This mini is a medium common in Crown of Fangs, and is highly versatile. Easily useable as a fighter, ranger, rogue, woodsman, trapper, of whatever you need a gruff, slightly bedraggled miniature for.


Tags: Crown of Fangs Curse of the Crimson Throne Miniatures Pathfinder Adventure Path Pathfinder Battles

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 6 (PFRPG)

Demigods of Bestiary 6

With the reveal of Pathfinder RPG: Bestiary 6's fiendishly ferocious cover last week, the time is finally right to start looking INSIDE of this book... or should I say the STARS are right? Because yes indeed we've got three more of Lovecraft's Great Old Ones appearing in this book. In fact, one of the recurring themes you'll notice right away (it's right there on the cover) is that we're including more statistics for demigods in Bestiary 6 than any other bestiary we've done. Now, obviously a stat block for a creature of CR 26 to CR 30 in power isn't going to be useful for every game, but that's not the only way to use a demigod in your game. These are foes not only intended to be the end bosses for full-on mythic campaigns, but movers and shakers for multiple campaigns. Demigods work best when they're NOT just stacks of hit points for your players to deplete... but printing statistics for them helps to quantify in a player's mind just how powerful they really are. In addition, each demigod entry is fully supported with rules for how their worshipers function, including information on cleric domains, subdomains, and favored weapons. We've also added a new appendix to this bestiary at the very end that reprints several domains and subdomains that have never before been printed in the RPG line, making it easier than ever to play a character who wants to use powers from the Scalykind domain or the Revelry subdomain, for example.


Tags: Bestiary 6 David Melvin Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Will O'Brien William Liu

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Pathfinder Adventure Path #115: Trail of the Hunted (Ironfang Invasion 1 of 6) (PFRPG)

Come to the Phaendar Market Festival!

Normally, celebrations are reserved for the tail end of the Adventure Path, but the Ironfang Invasion treats players to dessert first by starting everything off at a festival. The biggest social event of western Nirmathas is in swing as the adventure begins, bringing over a thousand attendees ranging from local farmers to trappers, to even the occasional adventurer! The PCs can spend their starting wealth on rare treasures, from fried squirrel to paper bullettes, all before raiding a single dungeon!


Tags: Dario Jelusic Ironfang Invasion Mirco Paganessi Pathfinder Adventure Path

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Precisely the Right Way to Play Mummy's Mask

Like scourges, triggers, and traders, precision is one of the subthemes of the Mummy's Mask Adventure Path for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. This topic doesn't get as much attention because it's not quite as flashy, but we like it because it's a different type of challenge. In this blog, I'll let you know where the idea came from and how it ended up.


Tags: Mummy's Mask Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

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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.


Tags: Community Contests Pathfinder Society Starfinder Society

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The Darkness Looks Back

Hello, and welcome to your weekly download of Pathfinder Battles: Crown of Fangs reveals. This week I'm starting with the Deacons of the the Horseman of Pestilence. Everyone in the office is sick, anyway, so what's the worst that could happen? The Leukodaemon is a large, uncommon, and looks fantastic. If you ever tire of giving your players nightmares with devils, we suggest using this guy. You are welcome.


Tags: Crown of Fangs Curse of the Crimson Throne Miniatures Pathfinder Adventure Path Pathfinder Battles

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Pathfinder Player Companion: Monster Hunter's Handbook (PFRPG)

Identify, Approach, Kill, Repurpose

Any adventurer can swing a blade, but it takes planning and training to fell the greatest beasts. Today we're sitting in on a crash course on monster hunting to show off some of the new Pathfinder Player Companion: Monster Hunter's Handbook!


Tags: Amiri Crowe Ezren Forrest Imel Hellknights Kent Hamilton Mavaro Merisiel Pathfinder Player Companion

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Into the Wild!

Now that the very first volume of the Ironfang Invasion Adventure Path has begun making its way into subscriber hands, take a moment to download our free Player's Guide to the campaign, to give a sneak peak into the themes of the adventures to come and provide some insight on what kind of characters will be the most fun to play (or the most difficult to player) over the course of the AP. With the tip, insights, and Campaign Traits provided inside, you'll be ready to hit the ground running once the hobgoblins arrive and buildings start to burn!


Tags: Ironfang Invasion Pathfinder Adventure Path

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Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Starfinder Core Rulebook

Unveiling a New Starfinder Race: The Vesk!

For months now, we've been teasing the fact that Starfinder has seven core races, of which only five have been announced—humans, androids, lashunta, kasatha, and ysoki. What's more, we've hinted that the remaining two would be brand new races you've never seen before. So now, for the first time ever, we present... the vesk!


Tags: Remko Troost Starfinder Roleplaying Game

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Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords Base Set

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Strategy #7—Attempting Your Checks

This is the seventh installment of our strategy blog written by game historian Shannon Appelcline. You can read all the installments here.


Tags: Adventure Card Game Strategy Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Rise of the Runelords

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 6 (PFRPG)

Keep One Eye Open, There's Monsters Out There!

In a few weeks time, a new tome of monsters begins making its way to game and book stores, and into the hands of GMs! Until then, take a look at the amazingly wicked cover illustrated by Wayne Reynolds for Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 6 and stay tuned for previews, starting next week!


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You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Hi Pathfinders! Early last year, we released the Campaign Clarifications document, which gave us on the Pathfinder Society team a way to answer rules questions and to adapt some rules to better fit the needs of an organized play campaign. When we put out the document, I asked the forums to tell us which rules questions have caused issues in their games. You all gave us a bunch of excellent feedback and we continue to keep an eye on the clarifications threads for new questions that crop up.


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Pathfinder Tales: Through the Gate in the Sea

Writing the Through the Gate in the Sea

I've known Jekka and Mirian Raas for far longer than might be apparent. Their first adventure was published in the 2015 release Beyond the Pool of Stars, but two VERY similar characters with the same names appeared in one of my earliest published short stories more than a decade ago. Jekka was almost exactly the same; it was Mirian who lacked a little something to make her more unique. James Sutter suggested her dual heritage, and once that was added to her character, and I changed the setting to Golarion's Sargava, the rest snapped quickly into place.


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The King is Dead! Long Live the Queen!

Welcome to the next installment of Pathfinder Battles: Crown of Fangs reveals. This week, I'm starting with the Gray Maiden Captain. This figure is based off of art from the newly released Curse of the Crimson Throne Adventure Path Omnibus. WizKids did a great job in getting the details right for her plate mail. Great for anyone looking to play a female badass, whether it be cavalier, fighter, inquisitor, cleric, or war priest. The Gray Maiden Captain is an uncommon medium in the Crown of Fangs set.


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Starfinder Society, Paizo's Newest Organized Play Program

Immediately after the announcement of the Starfinder Roleplaying Game last PaizoCon, our community started speculating about an organized play program to support the new game. We spent the ensuing months looking at workflow and charting out a course that would enable us to have both Starfinder and Pathfinder organized play programs. It delights me to end speculation and announce the launch of Starfinder Society at Gen Con 50!


Tags: Conventions Gen Con Gen Con 2017 Organized Play Sebastien Hue Starfinder Roleplaying Game Starfinder Society

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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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Dirty, Cheating Halflingsesss

This week in the lead up to Pathfinder Battles: Crown of Fangs, I will regale you with tales of second breakfasts, elevensies, and supper, along with a miniature that would likely enjoy man flesh (if it wasn't a miniature). To start, we have the Halfling Rogue. This dapper fellow is based off of art from the Hell's Vengeance Adventure Path, and was a member of the Bellflower Network. But whether you are battling the house of Thrune, or merely picking your party member's pockets, this miniature is highly versatile for any small folk character or NPC. The Halfling Rogue is a small common.


Tags: Crown of Fangs Curse of the Crimson Throne Miniatures Pathfinder Adventure Path Pathfinder Battles

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Pathfinder Adventure Path #84: Pyramid of the Sky Pharaoh (Mummy's Mask 6 of 6) (PFRPG)

Season of the Plundered Tombs, The Story So Far

Brave Pathfinder Agents have investigated lost tombs, translated hidden runes, smashed undead guardians, and dispersed elementals, all in service to the Pathfinder Society. There may have been some amount of plundering also happening, based on the fine historic artifacts exhibited by those agents, but that is clearly secondary to the far more altruistic pursuit of knowledge.


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OPC Wants You for PaizoCon 2017!

Writing this blog made me reflect upon last year and trying to plan a convention I hadn't had the fortune to attend. Fortunately, I had two leads, Bob Jonquet and Todd Morgan, who knew the ropes and helped me out. Alas, this year Bob is not part of the team. But in this case, despair is fleeting, as we recruited Walter Sheppard to be co-lead with Todd. Walter brings enthusiasm, energy, and new eyes to PaizoCon 2017. And since this is the 10th PaizoCon, the pressue is on to make it bigger and shinier than ever. We've got industry superstars, we've got leadership, and now we need you, the volunteers, to help make the event a success!


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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Lands of Conflict (PFRPG)

War, War Never Changes!

Conflict rages across many portions of Golarion, but no two nations are defined and shaped by the war that rips through them quite like Molthune and Nirmathas. More than 8 decades of bitter unrest and violence inextricably links these two countries; imperialist Molthune seeks to bring rebellious Nirmathas back into its fold, while fiercely independent Nirmathas can't help but rabble-rouse even when peace seems at hand.


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The Dead Walk

Happy Friday everyone! This week we will be exploring what happens when necromantic energy and humanoid soldiers mix in Crown of Fangs. All of the miniatures this week are based off of art from Curse of the Crimson Throne. Specifically, the original cover artwork (and character artwork) for Pathfinder Adventure Path #11: Skeletons of Scarwall. First, we have the Skeleton Infantry. The Skeleton Infantry is full of great detail and can be used as your standard skeletal swordsmen or a graveknight.


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Pathfinder Tales: Through the Gate in the Sea

Through the Gate in the Sea Sample Chapter

Mirian Raas and her faithful crew make their living salvaging lost treasures from sunken ships along the coast of tropical Sargava. While retrieving riches from the bottom of Desperation Bay, Mirian and her friend Jekka, one of the last of his lizardfolk tribe, unexpectedly run across the wreck of an ancient magical ship. The discovery leads them on a quest for an arcane artifact called a dragon's tear, which may be the key to locating Jekka's vanished people. But a vengeful sorcerer and a zealous agent of the Child-God Walkena also seek the dragon's tear—and they'll stop at nothing to get it. Can Mirian and her crew pass through the legendary gate in the sea and find the tear before it's too late?


Tags: Howard Andrew Jones Igor Grechanyi Pathfinder Tales Roberto Pitturru

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Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: The Slave Trenches of Hakotep Adventure Deck (Mummy's Mask 5 of 6)

Heart of Stone

Designer Liz Spain continues her sun-scorched preview of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Mummy's Mask set, here bathing in the mystery of Adventure Deck 5: The Slave Trenches of Hakotep. To the dunes!


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Adventures in the Isles

2017 has been a busy year so far! Tonya recently announced our revised Retail Support Program to provide boon support to public, non-convention events. Linda and I are busily outlining and assigning the rest of Season 8, we've locked in Season 9, Linda's made tremendous strides in updating our FAQ, and we're preparing the next batch of scenario product pages—including at least one surprise for an upcoming convention. The team's also enjoyed incorporating significant crossovers between the Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild and the Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild, including some fun Adventure Card Guild developments to the Scarab Sages narrative in the ongoing Season of Plundered Tombs. On top of that, we're busily flying around the country to meet with organized play communities in person, with Tonya having attended DunDraCon in San Ramon, CA this past weekend and Mark and Linda attending TotalCon in Marlborough, MA next weekend. On top of that, I've been helping out on several cross-department collaborations that I imagine we'll announce a few months from now.


Tags: Hannah Boving Pathfinder Society Pathfinder Society Scenarios Sebastian Rodriguez

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Pathfinder Player Companion: Psychic Anthology (PFRPG)

Mind Over Ghostly Matter

Amanda Hamon Kunz and Jason Keeley are back to tell you more about the brand-new Player Companion, Psychic Anthology, a compendium of esoteric ideas and unusual choices for the occult classes.


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Creepy Crawlies

Hellooo! With this week's Crown of Fangs preview I decided to try and trigger as many of your arachnid responses as I possibly could. If you don't like alien creatures that need to be purged with fire, I'd skip this week.


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Pathfinder Adventure Path #114: Black Stars Beckon (Strange Aeons 6 of 6) (PFRPG)

As Aeons End

Over the course of this Adventure Path, readers have seen how subtle corruptions can boil over into dangerous territory, leaving those that witness them to gestate further horrors in their own minds that can threated the world at large. Within this Adventure Path, we got a look at the Great Old Ones and Elder Gods that make up the Elder Mythos. We explored Hastur's cult and had a glimpse into what might happen if that Great Old One was to rise as an Outer Gods. We got to look deeper into the vile evil of the Necronomicon, and explored the strange world of the Dreamlands. We ventured to forgotten locations in Golarion and stepped beyond the gap between worlds to set foot on lost Carcosa. In the Adventure Path bestiary, we got to show you new statistics for a Great Old One in each installment, as well as a double handful of other Mythos creatures throughout. It's been a strange journey to say the least.


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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 6 (PFRPG)

Onward To Adventure!

February has the tendency to sneak up on you when you least expect it, and fly right by! This first month-and-a-bit of 2017 has been chock full of exciting projects and new announcements, including our latest Humble Bundle initiative in partnership with Dynamite and our lineup of Starfinder products launching at Gen Con 2017. Since it's been a minute (or two... possibly three) since we've given folks an update on our product schedule, let's take a look at what the next few months have in store.


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Pathfinder Player Companion: Heroes of the High Court (PFRPG)

We're So Fancy, You Already Know

Amanda Hamon Kunz and Jason Keeley teamed up as the lead developers of Heroes of the High Court, a Pathfinder Player Companion that takes adventurers to the royal courts and noble houses of Golarion. Let's see what they have to say about the lords and ladies of high society.


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Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Strategy #6—Closing Your Location

This is the sixth installment of our strategy blog written by game historian Shannon Appelcline. You can read all the installments here.


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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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The Dead, the Big, and the Evil

So we had half a foot of snow here, and the first official snow day that I can remember. But here at Paizo we like to say "neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom..." Anyway, this for this week's Crown of Fangs preview we start with the Fungal Guardian! This guy can be used as any type of skeleton you like, or even as an undead genie... He is a medium common figure in the set, and I love the mushrooms growing on him!


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Pathfinder #12—Curse of the Crimson Throne Chapter 6:

Hooked On Class Decks

By now you may have heard that we're restarting the class decks line in August. We took a break after the Summoner Class Deck to reassess the decks we wanted to make, making sure we could come up with fresh new concepts in the wake of our success with Goblins Fight! and Goblins Burn! We think we got there.


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OPC Log, 6 Calistril, 4717

Making my way back from the Las Vegas Open to spend some time in the office before heading out to DundraCon in a few weeks. The Open is a small con with large growth potential. Currently focused on war gaming, they are looking to expand into tabletop RPGs. I look forward to seeing what they can do for 2018.


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Bring Out Your Dead

This week in our previews of Pathfinder Battles: Crown of Fangs, we are going to turn (too soon?) to undead, starting with the geist. The geist is basically my favorite undead miniature. It shows you just enough to get your own imagination to creep you out. These things can control haunts, as well as panic you with their terrifying laugh (always necessary). This miniature is good for any campaign were undead are featured, and can be used as wraiths, specters, poltergeist, or whatever creepy incorporeal thing you are throwing at your characters. The geist is a medium, common figure in this set.


Tags: Crown of Fangs Curse of the Crimson Throne Miniatures Pathfinder Adventure Path Pathfinder Battles

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Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Mummy's Mask Character Add-On Deck

In the Shadow of His Wings

Designer Liz Spain continues her sirocco-swept preview of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Mummy's Mask set, here summoning the intrigue of Adventure Deck 4: Secrets of the Sphinx. Read on!


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A Call to Vol—How to Volunteer for Organized Play at Gen Con 50!

Hard to believe the year passed so fast, but it's time again to invite people to help out with Pathfinder Society activities at Gen Con. As in prior years, Paizo is once again a co-sponsor with our booth on the Exhibit Floor, seminars galore, and activities in the Sagamore Ballroom. But we have a few changes in store as well. So grab some coffee, get comfortable, and see what Organized Play has up its sleeve for the "Best Four Days in Gaming!"


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Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Starfinder Core Rulebook

Starfinder Preorders and Compatibility License Announced!

I know that many of you have been waiting patiently (or not so patiently) to learn what products we'll be launching Starfinder with at Gen Con 2017, and the time has finally come to reveal our secret plans! Below are all of the initial Starfinder products available this August, now ready for preorder! Check it out:


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News Flash! Adventure Card Guild Gets Retail Incentive Program!

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Adventure Card Game blog to announce some exciting news! Last September, the Pathfinder Society unveiled a Retail Incentive Program for the Roleplaying Guild, aimed at rewarding purchases made at Friendly Local Game Stores or other retail establishments that offer Pathfinder Society space for games. At the time, we indicated that we'd look at options for an Adventure Card Guild version. The RPG Incentive Program concludes its fourth month in a few days, and it has proven well-received by players and stores alike. We are now pleased to announce the launch of the Adventure Card Guild version of the Retail Incentive Program.


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Elementals Armed to the Teeth

It's been about a week since I returned from my sixth SCARAB, a delightful 4-day gaming convention in Columbia, South Carolina that I've been attending since before I started working at Paizo—and it's now one of the biggest Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild events worldwide. Each year it's been a great experience, and this year was no exception. I've definitely returned with some fun stories. I'll fondly remember the high-level group of adventurers who navigated a dungeon almost entirely by repeatedly casting augury, and the high-level group that nearly decided to throw both major NPCs under a bus and declare themselves queens of a small village makes for a thrilling tale. I can't forget the giantslayers who neither understood giant nor could identify a peryton, referring to instead as a "deer-headed marmot-squeezer." Perhaps best of all was getting through an entire scenario without rolling initiative because we decided that throwing a immense rival party on another plane of existence was a much more fun alternative to raiding someone's home. Thank you Del Collins II, Matt Polkowsky, and the SCARAB crew for putting on a great event, and thanks to David Shaw, Amanda Plageman, Brent Gass, Matt Beebe, Leslie Foster, Chris First, and many others for some great games.


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Servants of the Mantis God

Alright folks, looks like I made it to round two. I am sure that Erik being out of the building has nothing to do with it! This week will be a treat, as long as you haven't recently done anything to anger He Who Walks in Blood. If you don't know who that is, then that is a start, but not likely to be a full proof out.


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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Qadira, Jewel of the East (PFRPG)

I Get a Little Help From My Friends

We've all been there, whether by seeing it in a movie, reading it in a book, or experiencing it in your favorite tabletop adventure: the protagonists stride into the throne room, where the regal monarch greets them and says, “Hail, noble adventurers. Long have I sought heroes to assist me with this plot hook, and you may be the saviors I need.” That treatment may work well in a European-fantasy setting awash with minor kingdoms and desperate NPCs, but in Qadira, everyone knows somebody; there's rarely any need for a regional governor to rely on some no-name group of 9th-level adventurers, much less have any motivation to entrust them with important tasks. Whether one's the soul of courtesy or a boor busting into a trade prince's parlor demanding news of the nearest dungeon, an unknown adventurer's almost certain to receive the same response: “Who the hell are you?”


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Avoiding Scourges Like the Plague

It's plague season! And that means the flu is whipping through your friendly game design community like a desert sirocco. But I'm still upright, so I'm going to talk to you about the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game's manifestations of the plagues of Osirion in Mummy's Mask: scourges.


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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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The Grey Maidens Have Arrived

Well, hey there! You're all in for a treat. Erik is out on vacation (we make him do that every so often), and he has asked me to let you all see some of the awesome miniatures coming out in Pathfinder Battles: Crown of Fangs. Buckle up!


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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Qadira, Jewel of the East (PFRPG)

Peoples of Qadira

Although residents of the Inner Sea region often think of Keleshites as a monolithic people, the reality is a lot more complex. The Empire of Kelesh has made efforts to encourage a unified Keleshite identity, but talking about "Keleshites" as if they were a single culture (which residents of Avistan, especially, tend to do) is about as accurate as talking about "Avistani" (which residents of Casmaron, to be fair, also tend to do). Just as the Chelaxians tend to have very different cultural practices from the Ulfen and Varisian customs and history differ greatly from those of the Shoanti, the various cultures that make up the Empire of Kelesh have widely varied practices and histories. The average resident of the major cities of Kelesh is of mixed heritage, but in less urbanized areas, people still practice traditions that date back five millennia or more.


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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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How the Afghanistan Principle Affects Game Design

I'm big on game design rules. For example, you can see me talk about ten (or so) of them in my PAX Dev video lecture Ten Rules About Writing Rules. In this blog, I want to talk about one rule of mine that gets quoted a lot, and its effect on game design in the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game.


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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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Pathfinders of Death

A dark wind blows through the Paizo offices (or at least through mine) on this chilly January afternoon, but that wind brings good portents of something very, very evil. Four of our favorite Pathfinder iconic heroes are coming to the world of the Kingdom Death: Monster nightmare horror miniatures game, so I'm taking the opportunity of today's usually minis-filled publisher preview blog to tell you all about it, because honestly, I'm super excited about this project!


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Qadira: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Very soon, dear readers, copies of Qadira: Jewel of the East will be in your hands (or available to be in your hands, if you're not a subscriber), so this seems like an excellent time to list off my ten favorite things about Qadira and/or this book. Behold:


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Pathfinder Tales: Reaper's Eye

Reaper's Eye Chapter

Daryus Gaunt used to be a crusader, battling to protect civilization from the demons of the Worldwound, before a battlefield mutiny forced him to flee or be executed. Pathfinder Shiera Tristane is an adventuring scholar obsessed with making the next big archaeological discovery. When a talking weasel reveals that a sinister witch is close to uncovering a long-lost temple deep within the Worldwound, the two adventurers are drawn into the demon-haunted lands in order to stop him from releasing an ancient evil. Now both fame and redemption may be at hand... if they can survive.


Tags: Pathfinder Tales Richard A. Knaak Roberto Pitturru Vincent Proce

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Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Strategy #5—Moving to New Locations

This is the fifth installment of our strategy blog written by game historian Shannon Appelcline. You can read all the installments here.


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Pathfinder Adventure Path: Curse of the Crimson Throne (PFRPG)

And We're Back Again

Only another day remains of 2016, and in these last 360-some-odd days, we've released almost 100 new products into the world! Ranging from rulebooks to classic adventures, character reference and card game action, the year has been jam-packed with new and exciting projects for Paizo. Let's take a look at some of the highlights!



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Seasons Greetings—We Made You a PACG Puzzle!

It's the most puzzlable time of the year, and, as we may have accidentally mentioned, there's a hidden puzzle in the Mummy's Mask set of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. I won't give you any clues to that, except to say that you probably need more than you have right now to solve that puzzle. When you do, the first person outside the design team to email me the answer will get a free virtual high-five from me.


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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 6 (PFRPG)

That Notorious Haunter of the Holidays

Krampus has nabbed the Publisher Preview! Stay tuned for updates on miniatures and more after the holidays!


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Happy Holidays from Paizo!

What a year 2016 has been! The latter half of the year is always a time where we reflect upon the wonderful support of our community, customers, and fans. And while many of us are still hustling to get the outstanding last-minute goblins in check before taking a much-needed break, we realize that without you, it wouldn't be nearly as awesome!


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Pathfinder Comes to Virtual Tabletop!

Paizo is pleased to announce that we've now officially partnered with Mesa Mundi Inc (D20PRO) and Smite Works (Fantasy Grounds) for Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Virtual Table Top content. Both will be offering full access to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game line, along with Adventure Paths and Modules! This new partnership will allow gamers from across the globe play the Pathfinder adventures they want, regardless of which service you prefer. With our expansive collection of amazing artwork, maps, and stories, these VTT platforms are a perfect fit for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.


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Worldscape Workbook—Under the Moons of Mars

Issue #3 of Pathfinder Worldscape, Dynamite's blockbuster all-star sword & sorcery supergroup crossover, hits newsstands TODAY, so I figured now would be a perfect time to peel back the curtain a bit and let you know about some of the decisions that went into the Pathfinder RPG rules appendix found in the back of the issue.


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Down in the Darkest Stacks: A Librarian's Tale

Designer Liz Spain continues her breathless romance-novel previews of Mummy's Mask, here showing off the bounties in Adventure Deck 3: Shifting Sands.


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Where Winter is Always Warm

This is the time of year when I hear requests for wintry scenarios that involve trekking through Irrisen, delves into ice caverns, or toboggan-jousting (sounds dangerous—please don't hurt yourself trying it). While there are no doubt tales yet to be told of misfit toys that (in the true spirit of Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild) come to life and take over a tribe of gnolls, I'm not a big fan of cold weather—much less reinforcing how nippy it's getting in much of the northern hemisphere by playing an adventure that culminates in getting eaten by an icicle ooze. No, we're instead fleeing the frosty climes by vacationing in the elemental planes: the Plane of Air and the Plane of Fire, to be precise.


Tags: Enrique Barajas Pathfinder Society Pathfinder Society Scenarios Sebastian Gomez

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Pathfinder Adventure Path #113: What Grows Within (Strange Aeons 5 of 6) (PFRPG)

Down the Path of Madness

With this month's release of The Whisper Out of Time the Strange Aeons Adventure Path is two-thirds of the way through a twisted journey through horror and uncertainty. By the time the PCs begin this month's adventure, they have reclaimed their lost memories and figured out what happened to them—something that will hopefully motivate them to track down those responsible. Let see what mind-shattering dangers await the PCs as they move into the last two volumes of the Strange Aeons Adventure Path.


Tags: Alexandur Alexandrov Jorge Fares Kent Hamilton Mikael Leger Pathfinder Adventure Path Strange Aeons

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New Starfinder Interview!

More exciting Starfinder work continues to churn around these parts, and with that, more information about the upcoming roleplaying game has made it's way to the masses! In an interview with Matt Miller over at Game Informer, our own James L. Sutter divulged more details about the process behind Starfinder (and creating this all-new core rulebook full of gameplay and setting material). I've snagged some of the new artwork and other information (including captions from James) to show off here, but you should check out the whole interview for all of the new juicy bits.


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Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Strategy #4—Choosing Location Decks

This is the fourth installment of our strategy blog written by game historian Shannon Appelcline. You can read all the installments here.


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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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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: The First World, Realm of the Fey (PFRPG)

First World Preview—The Places

Last week, I showed off one of the Eldest write-ups from our upcoming campaign setting book, The First World, Realm of the Fey. This week, I thought I'd give you a taste of some of the bizarre adventure locations you'll find inside.


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Pathfinder Player Companion: Paths of the Righteous (PFRPG)

Walk the Path of Virtue

So, earlier in the year, the ebb and flow of product workflow had me swooping in to serve as the lead developer for a few installments of the Pathfinder Player Companion line. Two of these products (Haunted Heroes Handbook and Divine Anthology) had already been outlined and assigned to authors, but one of them was completely up in the air and left to me to create. I kicked around a few ideas, but time and time again those ideas were pretty much 100% inappropriate for a player-facing product (they may or may not some day see the light of day in the Campaign Setting line or elsewhere). And then I had an epiphany.


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Such a Deal—A Tour of Traders in Mummy's Mask

In the spirit of the holidays, it's time to go shopping! Designer Paul Peterson can be found hawking his wares below, describing the trader mechanic in Mummy's Mask. You ain't never had a friend like Paul.


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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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A First Look at Crown of Fangs

By now I hope you've had a chance to check out Deadly Foes, the hot new Pathfinder Battles set of pre-painted plastic gaming figures from WizKids that's in stores and shipping from the paizo.com warehouse RIGHT NOW! Deadly Foes contains a wide variety of commonly encountered creatures from the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and looking at the production-run figures, I think it's one of our finest sets to date. In fact, following up Deadly Foes is a bit intimidating.


Tags: Crown of Fangs Curse of the Crimson Throne Pathfinder Adventure Path Pathfinder Battles

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First World Preview—The Eldest

With the release of Pathfinder Campaign Setting: The First World, Realm of the Fey rapidly approaching, some kind folks on the forums have been asking for a taste of what you'll find inside. And what better place to start than with the godlike Eldest of mysteries and secrets?


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The Guest of the Story

The first Munchkin sets were sold at Gen Con 2001. Starting in January 2016 and going right through Gen Con 2017, we're celebrating Munchkin's 15th anniversary! (Yes, for more than 18 months. What's the point of having an anniversary if we can't Munchkin-ize our own party?) As part of the celebration, we've released a series of Guest Artist Editions of many of our Munchkin titles, and we certainly didn't want to leave Munchkin Pathfinder out of the lineup.


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Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Mummy's Mask Character Add-On Deck

That One Time I Lied About My Best Character Ever (Spoiler: It's Really Mavaro)

Hello again, everyone! Last time I got the chance to write a blog for Paizo, I said that Alahazra was my favorite character. However, I have a confession to make: I lied. At the time I wrote that blog, Alahazra was no longer my favorite character. You see, I was one of the lucky few to get in on early playtesting of Mummy's Mask, and the first time I ran through the scenarios, I played as Mavaro, the Occultist from the Mummy's Mask Character Add-On Deck. And Mavaro, my friends, is truly the Best. Character. Ever.


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Off to the Planes!

We launched Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild's Season of the Stolen Storm with the promise of exploring the elemental planes, yet so far, the season has maintained a conspicuously Material Plane focus. Part of that's a lesson learned from Season 6, whose two dozen scenarios incorporated advanced technology in modest quantities yet developed a nothing-but-tech reputation because many of those scenarios debuted near the beginning of the season. This year we've been ramping up our extraplanar storyline more gradually, including Pathfinder Society Special #7-99: Through Maelstrom Rift as a peek behind the scenes of developments on their way and Pathfinder Society Scenario #8-05: Ungrounded but Unbroken as the Society's first on-screen step onto the elemental planes. At the same time, we've provided an oft-requested return to Galt, a story of redemption in Dtang Ma, an evergreen Tier 3-7 scenario, and more.


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Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Empty Graves Adventure Deck (Mummy's Mask 2 of 6)

Desires Unmasked and Unbound

Far from home as it was, the city of Wati was comforting, familiar somehow to Estra. Though her old ears struggled to understand the exotic tongues the local merchants spoke, the shopkeepers were always excessively polite. This was a city that embraced death, lived next door to death. Respecting the elderly was etched into the bones of Osirion culture.


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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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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Villain Codex (PFRPG)

A Riddle Wrapped in Mystery

Villain Codex is here! This week we're unveiling some of the hidden secrets of the last five remaining enigmatic organizations. Each one has its own mysteries and hidden agendas, either hiding in the shadows or in plain sight beneath another facade.


Tags: Bogdan Rezunenko Daniel Lopez Florian Stitz Gintas Galvanauskas Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Ramon Puasa Jr. Villain Codex

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This is Not a Dream

The end of 2016 is proving to be an exciting and incredibly busy time around the office! The Starfinder team is chipping away at the process of filling the gaps in our grand science fantasy plans and working with our playtesters. More and more bits of truly stunning artwork are trickling in, and it's starting to feel like this is all really happening now! Yesterday Polygon released an exclusive article, and since I've taken over the blog for today, it's about time we show off some places and a new iconic character here. Meet Navasi, an iconic Envoy!


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Worldscape Workbook—Inside Issue #2!

The second issue of Dynamite's sword & sorcery superstar crossover series, Pathfinder Worldscape releases TODAY in comic shops, and is now shipping from the paizo.com store! The issue features a foreboding jungle adventure in which Seoni the sorcerer awakens in a deadly dimension that harvests the deadliest warriors of three worlds. Before she can reunite with her friends Valeros, Kyra, and Merisiel, she must first survive the jungle alone. Her adventure sees her face a 10-legged Barsoomian banth, the mysterious forest goddess (and first female super-hero in history) Fantomah, Frank Frazetta's jungle lord Thun'da, and Tars Tarkas, the green Martian best friend of John Carter of Mars.


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Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Strategy #3—Knowing Your Cards

This is the third installment of our strategy blog written by game historian Shannon Appelcline. You can read the first installment here.