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I Demand More Dragons!

Pathfinder’s beloved adventure "The Dragon's Demand" just got a whole lot better! After months of hard work and the contributions of a host of Syrinscape and Pathfinder fans, the long-awaited SoundPack for this well known adventure has arrived.



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PathfinderOnline

You Got Golarion in My MMO!

When we began designing Pathfinder Online, one of the first issues we needed to tackle was making our fantasy sandbox MMORPG feel like Pathfinder. The terms of the Open Game License make a straight port of the Pathfinder RPG rules a challenge—and a lot of RPG mechanics just don’t work very well as MMO mechanics anyway—so we would be focusing on the Pathfinder world of Golarion as our touchstone.


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PFBattles

Dungeon Dressing Singles Online!

Welcome everyone to the Friday Publisher Preview, and another look at some of the sweet Pathfinder Battles miniatures coming up in November’s The Rusty Dragon Inn set of prepainted plastic gaming figures. Before we get to that, however, I’d like to talk a little bit about the previous set, Dungeons Deep. Specifically, I’d like to discuss dungeon dressing.


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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Occult Adventures (OGL)

Occult Adventures Class Preview: The Psychic

We always knew Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Occult Adventures would have a full 9-level caster who could cast all the biggest and baddest psychic spells. This was our psychic, running fully on the power of her intellect. The big challenge with 9-level casters is always making them unique without making their non-spell class features too powerful. Getting full spell access is a big deal, and doesn't leave a lot of room for other bells and whistles. This is also the Pathfinder RPG's first Intelligence-based fully spontaneous caster, drawing on the strange psychic structures of her mind rather than her force of personality. And that unique mental structure leads to...


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Meet the Iconics: Rivani

Today, as part of our ongoing Meet the Iconics series, we introduce the next of the six new iconic characters featured in Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Occult Adventures. This week we meet Rivani, the iconic psychic!


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PathfinderTales

Crisis of Faith

The forests and low hills surrounding them were as bucolic as anything the bards described at Cayden's Rest, but Jed's spirits remained low as he followed his new companions over the quickly diminishing trail.

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Faith and the Sword—New Class Decks Headed Your Way!

We've got an exciting new announcement for you this week, but first, I want to talk about the characters from the new August release, the Paladin Class Deck. Meet the band:


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Fair Winds and Following Seas

Last October the Venture-Officers became aware of some family health issues that caused a change in my employment status at Paizo and I was allowed to telecommute. This change led my family and I to make the move from Seattle to the New Orleans area. This has worked fairly well for almost a year as I traveled to Paizo from New Orleans regularly but, as with most situations, things continue to evolve and my work status is changing yet again.


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PathfinderOnline

Forge in the Crucible of Gameplay

One of the unique aspects of Pathfinder Online is something we call crowdforging. Crowdforging brings into play a symbiotic relationship between the developers and the players. The players become partners as we design and develop the game over the course of many years. It's more than using customer feedback—it's having players actively contribute to the design by giving us real information from actual gameplay. In addition, the players are creating a vibrant world from an empty sandbox—all the stories, quests, personalities, and most of the gear comes from their hands, forged as they played the game.


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Crazy Good Commons

One of my favorite things about November's The Rusty Dragon Inn set of prepainted Pathfinder Battles figures is the strength of the common figures in the set. Picking the right rarities for figures is both an art and a science, and we've been doing our best to get the balance correct since the start. I'm very pleased with how things shook out for The Rusty Dragon, and hope that you agree!


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Occult Adventures Class Preview: The Spiritualist

When souls pass from the Material Plane to the Great Beyond, most speed through the Astral Plane on their way to final judgment and placement with in the fantastical outer planes. Other souls take a detour. Highly charged emotions shake them out of the stream of souls, and toward the esoteric gravity of the Negative Material Plane. Tragically, many of these souls are transformed into horrifying and dangerous undead creatures who haunt the multiverse unleash their malice and hate upon living creatures they encounter. A select few are able to pull themselves out of this horrid free fall. These phantoms push their way back through the Ethereal Plane until they find a psychically attuned individual to serves as anchor and sanctuary for their spirit.


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Meet the Iconics: Estra

Today, as part of our ongoing Meet the Iconics series, we introduce the next of the six new iconic characters featured in Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Occult Adventures. This week we meet Estra, the iconic spirtualist!


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PathfinderTales

Crisis of Faith

Jeddah Cailean tore a piece of bread off the loaf under his arm and tossed it into the vat of cooled barley tea before him. He then picked up a small barrel containing the last dregs of a previous batch of finished ale, swirled some water in it, and dumped it in as well.

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Be All That You Can Be! In Adven-n-n-ture Deck 2!

Important! This blog post, including previewed cards, features substantial spoilers of the plot and events in the second installment of the Wrath of the Righteous Adventure Path. Please tread carefully if you plan to play through the Pathfinder RPG version of the story, or if you like to be surprised by events in the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game.


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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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PathfinderOnline

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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GameMastery Module D0: Hollow's Last Hope (OGL)

It's a Goblin Free-For-All!

Free RPG Day is here! Today game stores across the world are participating in this event, bringing new and exclusive adventures to their area, and inspiring new comers and long-time gamers to new roleplaying games. This year we're contributing two new products to Free RPG Day. The first is Pathfinder Module: We Be Goblins Free!, a new adventure following the antics of select characters from the Birdcruncher goblin tribe. For Adventure Card Game fans, we've got a real tricksy treat in store: Ekkie the Goblin Cutpurse.


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Men and Monsters

I'm pleased to see that our current Pathfinder Battles set, Dungeons Deep, is arriving in stores and in the hands of collectors, and early reaction to the set has been very encouraging. We put a lot of effort into making Dungeons Deep the best and most useful set of figures we've done to date, and with tons of high-utility figures, it looks like we either achieved or came very close to that goal (hey, we've done some great sets in the past too, so the competition is fierce!).


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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: NPC Codex (OGL)

Ultimate Intrigue—Vigilante Playtest!

The streets of almost every large city are rife with corruption. Greedy merchants, cruel guards, and bloodthirsty gangs oppress the poor common folk and those who dare to stand up against them find themselves with the dagger in the back more often than not. That is where the vigilante comes in. With their true identity hidden behind a secret persona, the vigilante is unafraid to take the fight to the powerful. Of course, not all vigilantes fight for what is good and just. Some use their secret identity to commit acts of depravity, unburdened by guilt or consequence.


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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Occult Adventures (OGL)

Occult Adventures Class Preview: The Occultist

The world hides many secrets, some strange, some wondrous, and others far too terrible for the rational mind to contain. In just over a month, we'll be unveiling some of these secrets with the release of Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Occult Adventures. Within the pages of this mysterious 272-page book, we'll uncover the secrets of the occult and detail those who wield its might. In the meantime, we'll be previewing all six of the book's new classes, and investigate a new type of spellcasting power to add to your game—psychic magic!


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Meet the Iconics: Mavaro

Starting today, we'll be introducing you to the six new iconic characters featured in Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Occult Adventures as part of our Meet the Iconics series. This week we'll start off by meeting Mavaro, the iconic occultist!


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PathfinderTales

Lord of Runes Sample Chapter

In Lord of Runes, when Count Varian Jeggare is bequeathed a dangerous magical book by an old colleague, he and his hellspawn bodyguard Radovan find themselves on the trail of a necromancer bent on becoming the new avatar of an ancient and sinister demigod—one of the legendary runelords. Along with a team of mercenaries and adventurers, the infamous investigators will need to delve into a secret world of dark magic and the legacy of a lost empire. But in saving the world, will Varian and Radovan lose their souls?


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How Hard Should it Be? Adventure Card Game Power Curves

Now that Wrath of the Righteous is finally in players' hands, I'd like to talk with you all about the thematic and mechanical motivations behind the different difficulty of each Adventure Path. In order to do this, I'm going to talk about each set while trying not to spoil anything, just in case some of you haven't started one of the sets.


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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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PathfinderOnline

It's Only The Beginning

For the past six months, I have been very focused on Pathfinder Online now that it has been released into the wild. Since January, we have had nine large releases of content, and we've progressed to the point where I am really happy with the game and the community that has built up around it. So I’m going to be writing this weekly blog each Saturday to keep you up to date about the cool things going on in Pathfinder Online and to let you in on what is coming down the turnpike. Think of it as an Auntie Lisa’s Story Blog with a focus on Pathfinder Online!


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One Last Look at Dungeons Deep

Last week, I previewed some Pathfinder Battles prepainted plastic figures from the upcoming set, Dungeons Deep that had originally leaked to the Internet thanks to trade show photos, which often don’t reveal the figures in the best possible light, or even from a decent angle. And, while I’m eager to show off a bunch more figures from Dungeons Deep now being shipped to paizo.com customers and appearing in retail stores, today seems like the best time to make up for that omission.


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

I Can Call Spirits From the Vasty Deep!

Looking to see what will come when you call for it? Find the answer in our new Player Companion, Monster Summoner's Handbook!


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I Smell the Blood of a Player Character

The first three volumes of the Giantslayer Adventure Path are out in the wild, and in a short time the fourth volume, Pathfinder Adventure Path #94: Ice Tomb of the Giant Queen will be hitting stores and subscribers' doorsteps (and downloads). Hopefully, if you're not playing though this campaign, some of you have been living vicariously through the Order of the Amber Die by reading along and looking at all the amazing pictures they have been sharing with us all from their marathon sessions. (If not, go check it out now: Giantslayer Marathon: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.)


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Pathfinder Tales: Forge of Ashes

Hidden Depths: Delving into Dwarves and the Darklands

Ask most people to describe a dwarf and they'll likely touch on many similar points: short, gruff, warriors, lovers of gold, gems, and frothy mugs of ale. We see this time and again throughout books, movies, and video games. It's an iconic image, and it might be easy to leave it at that since it's such a familiar representation—as well as one many have come to love.


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The Price Paid

Akina stood rooted, a peculiar chill dousing the embers in her gut. Could it be possible? Could these creatures truly want to handle things in a civilized manner? Ever since leaving for the war, she'd only ever encountered them on the battlefield, knowing full well they sought her death as much as she theirs. What if Ondorum was right? What if these hobgoblins hadn't participated in the fighting and were just victims of circumstances? Could she damn them for the actions of others?

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Gaby's Best Character Ever: Ezren

Greetings, dear readers! I know there's been a rash of these "So-and-So's Best Character Ever" blogs going around, but all of them have been lies. LIES! And on this most frabjous of days, I'm here to tell you which PACG character is actually the best. For real cats this time.


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The Improvements So Far

Back in November 2014, you may recall the Pathfinder Society team held a marathon meeting to address a long list of feedback and devise numerous concrete objectives for how to improve the Pathfinder Society Organized Play campaign. In the spirit of the main announcement for today, let's take a look at what Mike and I shared back then and see where things are now.


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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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Catching Up, Looking Ahead

Whew! What a roller-coaster the last few weeks have been here at Paizo HQ and beyond! Two weeks ago from this moment we were deep in the throes of PaizoCon 2015, which is rapidly earning a place in my heart as the best PaizoCon to date! It's always such a wonderful experience getting to spend a weekend with Pathfinder players tossing dice and throwing back beers, and this year's show was no exception.


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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Inner Sea Monster Codex (PFRPG)

More Inner Sea Monsters!

Ever since we released Pathfinder RPG Monster Codex last fall fans have been asking for an Inner Sea version, covering monsters unique to the Pathfinder Campaign Setting. Soon, those fans will get their wish, as the Inner Sea Monster Codex debuts in just a couple short weeks! The 64-page book presents ten monsters iconic to the Inner Sea region, including charau-ka, gillmen, and strix, each with four sample creatures filling a variety of combat and social roles. To support these monsters, the book also includes new rules, such as archetypes, oracle mysteries, alchemist discoveries, traps, spells, feats, and magic items. Here are two of the new rules found in the book, a minotaur spell and a gillman magic item, as a little sample, as well as a few choice pieces of art to whet your monstrous appetites.


Tags: Aleksey Bayura Chris Seaman Jaime Martinez Maichol Quinto Milivoj Ćeran Monsters Open Game License Pathfinder Campaign Setting Wayne England

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PathfinderTales

The Price Paid

The goblin's head morphed into a humanoid skull with a piggish nose and enormous, bat-like ears. Milky eyes fixed on Akina as fangs filled a slavering maw. The beast's body expanded and hunched over, bristling with fur until it resembled an enormous wolf with clawed hands instead of forepaws.

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Liz's Best Character Ever: Damiel

What do Rambo, MacGyver, James Bond, Doctor Frankenstein, and Mad Max have in common? Besides making one hell of an adventuring party, they all know how to use SCIENCE! to turn themselves into a veritable army. Of course, we could instead save space on that camel and ride with the one hero who can do it all: Damiel, the best character ever.


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Year of the Serpent

Season 6 of the Pathfinder Society Organized Play campaign is coming to a close, and the Society has finally pieced together the Numerian relic that gave this season its name: the Year of the Sky Key. During the second of this year's interactive Specials, The Sky Key Solution, we're going to fire up the device and see what happens!


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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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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Occult Adventures (OGL)

Of the Occult and Psychic Obscura!

The content we showed off from July's Occult Adventures hardcover at the PaizoCon Preview Banquet whetted some appetites for a few more details. I know many of you are looking forward to sinking your teeth into the book even more, especially after we previewed all of the art of the new iconics—and don't worry, you'll be seeing more of them soon! But for enjoy, enjoy this curated selection of art from Occult Adventures!


Tags: Caio Maciel Monteiro Emiliano Petrozzi Nickolai Ostertag Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Roberto Pitturru Suzanne Helmigh Tomasz Chistowski

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PathfinderTales

The Price Paid

Akina trailed Ondorum across the main threshold, which he said the hobgoblins had been using to come and go. The air turned chilly and musty, with an underlying reek that flared the embers in Akina's gut—a fetid mix of blood, grease, dung, and rotting meat unique to hobgoblins. It conjured up too-fresh memories of their hideous warcries and how they'd clamber over the corpses of allies and foes alike to slaughter all in their path.

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"I Also Attack Butt-First"—PaizoCon 2015 and the Adventure Card Game

Another PaizoCon is in the books, and I'm happy to say we mostly survived (R.I.P., Sad Ezren). This was the biggest con yet for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game and the Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild. More people then ever are getting involved!


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Fin.

And PaizoCon 2015 comes to a close. It was a genuine pleasure seeing so
many of you this weekend, and we hope to see many more of you at GenCon!


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Last day...

I know that feel, bro.


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Monday morning delve!

Killer breakfast with Jason Bulmahn!


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Gaming in action!

I managed to snag these pictures on my way to running "Pharasma's Spiral!"


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The Goblins Have Taken the Shackles!

Behold the loot from a Rum Punch run with 3 Ekkies and 3 Ranzaks:


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Is it Krampus already?!

Saint Nikolai and some of the AAW Games team pass out goodies to all the good little children at PaizoCon.


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PaizoCon Product Announcements and Sneak Peeks!

One of the exciting parts about PaizoCon for a lot of our attendees, fans, and onlookers are the juicy spoilers and announcements that come out of the show (whether it comes from one our RPG or Adventure Path panels, or the Preview Banquet). So, let's take a look at what's coming this November and beyond!


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Of course.

Of course Valeros shows up to the bar.


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DRINK THIS!

Merisiel probably shouldn't trust whatever Damiel is offering if Valeros won't even touch it...


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PaizoCon Superstar!

Photo of the one time I'll ever be asked to sign a body part. (Monica Marlowe, our 2015 RPG Superstar!)

Posted on behalf of Owen K.C. Stephens, Developer.


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It's Not a "Happy" Delve

The real question surrounding Cosmo's next Delve table is: what template has he put on Mayor McCheese?


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Friday night Pathfinder Society Special is up!

John Compton emcees the Special!


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The Ultimate Villain

Wes Schneider, King on the Iron Throne, at the Delve.


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Red Dragon Goblin has a new friend!

It's Poog!


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"Every GM has a decision they regret."

James Jacobs recalls past characters killed by Jason Bulmahn.


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Avengers v Iconics

When Merisiel, Ezren, Valeros, and Kyra found a strange, glowing gem,
strangers came to Sandpoint to take it from them. Meri tried to use it and
got herself vaporized. Sandpoint took some damage from the raging orc, and
the strangely talking hammer man went down. A few shield bashes from the
acrobat and a few magic missiles from the man in red celestial armor later,
the strangers took back their "infinity gem" and left in their invisible
dragon.


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Inside the "Forging Heroes" seminar!

Paizo's own James Sutter and F. Wesley Schneider discuss creating vibrant characters with Rat Queens creator Kurtis Wiebe!


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Have a break in your schedule? Come play at the Delve tables!

The Delves are short adventures run by Paizo staffers and guests. Stop by either table located near registration for a fast paced race for survival against an array of monsters and other denizens.


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Way to go Thursty!

Now we can't have Catfolk in PFS.


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Ready, Set, Game!

We've made it through Registration and the first games of PaizoCon are starting! The Great Gobbly, Zordinni, welcomes you!


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"Who wants to be killed by Owen K. C. Stephens?"

When you ask a crowd of people if they want to be killed by Owen K.C. Stephens, some people run. Some people don't.

I'm not going to speculate which is the better choice.


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Deity sighting!

It looks like the god-king of magic will be joining us this weekend at PaizoCon!


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Mission complete!

PaizoCon store setup is complete! The loot we found included pizza, beer,
and camaraderie.


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Pathfinder Society room at PaizoCon!

This room is fairly empty now... But not for long!


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The reason to be here!

A cadre of early arrivals passing the time like you should at a game
convention!


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Before the show begins...

...there's hard work to be done!


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The Price Paid

"There!" Akina thrust her maulaxe out, pointing to the craggy ruins on the hillside. "Told you I smelled hobgoblin stink. We'll have our pay by morning."

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Here There Be Demons

Welcome to "The Worldwound Incursion", the first adventure of the Wrath of the Righteous Adventure Path for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. (I think I just about used up my allotment of capital letters there, but I'll try to soldier on.)


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Pathfinder Society at PaizoCon

Pathfinder Society at PaizoCon Monday, May 18, 2015 PaizoCon is nearly here! That means a big batch of adventures are heading out the doors and landing is our volunteers' downloads. In the past, we have released June and July scenarios all at once and run a playtest of the upcoming Gen Con Special at PaizoCon. This year the assortment is a little different, due in large part to the convention's four-day schedule and shift to Memorial Day weekend. We've instead released the May scenarios a...

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Summon Monster X

We're getting closer and closer to the June release of Dungeons Deep, the latest, greatest set of prepainted plastic Pathfinder Battles miniatures from our friends at WizKids! By my count, we've revealed nearly the entire set so far, but I've been holding off on two figures in particular, waiting for the right time to show them off. Lots of folks have been asking if Dungeons Deep will have any iconic characters, now that we're also releasing those characters in the form of the spectacularly detailed Iconic Heroes Base Sets. The answer, my friends, is a resounding YES, and this set's iconic hero rounds out the ranks of the iconic characters we featured in our second class-centered RPG release, the Pathfinder RPG Advanced Player's Guide.


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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Occult Adventures (OGL)

Sneak a Peek at the Occult

While Occult Adventures is not due to hit stores and mailboxes until the end of July, other mysterious forces have found a way to glean advanced knowledge about what the tome contains. Perhaps it was spied through the dimension of dreams or ripped from the minds of one of the developers through psychic combat, but whatever the means one thing is certain. These secrets are out there and ready for you to investigate!


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Forge of Ashes Sample Chapter

In Forge of Ashes, the dwarven warrior Akina returns home to the Five Kings Mountains after years as a soldier and mercenary, accompanied by Ondorum, her silent companion of living stone. What she finds there is far from what she remembers: a disgraced brother, an obsessive suitor, and a missing mother presumed dead. Yet the damage runs deeper than anyone knows, and when Akina’s brother is kidnapped by ancient enemies from the legendary Darklands, she and Ondorum must venture below the surface—and into danger as old as the stones themselves.


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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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Pathfinder Adventure Path #97: In Hell's Bright Shadow (Hell's Rebels 1 of 6) (PFRPG)

Pulling Back the Veil: Fall 2015 Releases!

One of my favorite parts of my job is getting to add upcoming products to the website. Often it's the first time that I'm hearing about the latest adventure, realm to explore, or new player options, and now we're going to round up all the announcements to make sure you don't miss out on the latest additions to Pathfinder, coming to you this summer and fall!


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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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Creepy, Crawlie, Terror Birdie

We're getting closer and closer to the June release of the Dungeons Deep set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted plastic miniatures, and I couldn't be more excited! This set focuses (for the most part) on the nasty critters that live in dungeons and the people that kill them. That means demons and adventurers and oozes and such, but it also means some horrible denizens of the animal and insect kingdoms, as well. This week we reveal photos of three such menaces from the set.


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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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Pathfinder Adventure Path #45: Broken Moon (Carrion Crown 3 of 6) (PFRPG)

Illuminating Darkness

Light and darkness. Given how powerful it is to take away someone's sight in Pathfinder, few topics share the three 'C's that make light and darkness such an important topic: Common, Crucial, and Confusing. In this blog, I will thoroughly explain light and darkness, providing a detailed example, so by the end, you will be armed and ready to run light and darkness in your games, even the edgiest of edge cases. Lets start by covering a number of important guidelines for dealing with light and darkness in your game.


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PathfinderTales

The Gem

The grootslang coiled in the ruins of its egg and hissed. Its body was thick and muscular, like a snake's, armored with red and dull golden scales and supported at one end by two legs. Each leg was as wide as Jiri, and ended in thick claws. From the heavy chest between those legs a long neck stretched, ending in a blunt, triangular head. It looked like a viper's head, with slitted yellow eyes and a wide mouth lined with fangs, but from either side of that mouth grew three sharp tusks, six in all. A forked tongue flickered out of the grootslang's mouth, tasting the air before sliding back over one of the tusks, stripping the blood and tissue from it.

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Keith's Best Character Ever: Enora

Greetings! I'm Keith Richmond, the newest member of the Adventure Card Game design team. I joined during the middle of work on Wrath of the Righteous, but you'll see more of my work in the Class Decks and future sets. I'm super excited about the work I'm doing on a set I can't tell you about until next year.


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Sand and Snow

April has been a busy month. In addition to the hard work we're putting in on PaizoCon's adventures, there have also been big announcements with each of the past three Monday blogs. First it was the release of Faction Journal Cards, then the announcement of Pathfinder Unchained, and most recently an announcement about the role of Pathfinder Unchained in the Pathfinder Society Organized Play campaign.


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I Can See Clearly Now

We're now a little over a month away from the release of the Dungeons Deep set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted plastic figures, and I'm getting very excited! I can see the set clearly on the horizon, so today let's talk about some of the "clear" figures in the set!


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Help Paizo Defend the Gauntlet!

Just over one year ago, a team from Paizo made a pilgrimage to Card Kingdom to do battle for the Gauntlet. There we fought for honor, for glory, and most importantly, for charity. After facing off against other game companies from around the Seattle area, we emerged victorious! The Gauntlet was ours, and it has rested in the hallowed halls of Paizo ever since.


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PathfinderTales

The Gem

"It's not really Dahren's boat." Khair was slimmer than his companion, and a little taller, but with their beards and clothes they looked similar. Related, or just foreign, Jiri wasn't sure and didn't really care. She sat with Fumo and Hadzi in the cracked prow of the ship, under the watchful eye of half a dozen hunters. The hunters were Jall tribe, Jiri knew, from their short, dyed braids and the pattern of their mud cloth, but they hadn't introduced themselves. They were far from their lands in the east, working for foreigners and being rude.

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Mike's Best Character Ever: Darago

When we were designing the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords Base Set, I proclaimed loudly that I wanted a necromancer as a character. The prototype game that inspired PACG was about messing with dead things, as folks checking out Lone Shark's upcoming Apocrypha Adventure Card Game are learning.


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Society Unchained

Ever since its announcement nearly a year ago, players and GMs alike have been speculating about what would appear in Pathfinder Unchained. It was only a short step from there to start wondering what would appear in Pathfinder Society Organized Play. We started exploring this same question early in the book's production, and even then it was clear that some sections would not be a good fit for the campaign, others would absolutely play a role, and many others would require closer study. With the generous assistance of the Pathfinder Design Team and numerous volunteers, we were able to weigh the pros and cons and finalize what our Pathfinders might see in the field.


Tags: Amiri Barbarians Iconics Monks Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Society Rogues Summoners Tomasz Chistowski

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Battle Foam for Pathfinder

This is Romeo Filip of Battle Foam, and I’m thrilled to share today pictures of the new bag we’ve been working on for Pathfinder!


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UK Games Expo—Something for Everyone!

UK Games Expo has replaced Gen Con as the biggest games convention in the UK. Four massive halls are packed with trade stands, costumed heroes and heroines pace the corridors, famous authors hold forth in seminar rooms, national tournaments are fought out across the tables and separate suites are dedicated to wargames, board games and roleplaying games of all description. Naturally Pathfinder has a whole suite to itself and the cream of the UK's GMs are running the latest Pathfinder Society adventures from Season 6, as well as many old favorites.


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Happy Birthday to Me!

As I mentioned in last week's preview, Wednesday was my birthday, so for this week's preview blog, I want to be a bit selfish and focus on three of MY personal favorite figures from June's Dungeons Deep set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted plastic gaming figures.


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Now Available—Rise of the Runelords for Hero Lab!

Well met, adventurers! I travel here from the far-off lands of Hero Lab, bringing good tidings for GMs and players alike. Sit by the fire and heed my tales, and you shall discover how Hero Lab makes it easier to run your games!


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Unleashing Unchained!

Alright everyone, this is the last blog before Pathfinder Unchained hits your local stores! Many of you have heard so far that with Unchained, we’re encouraging you to really experiment and play around with the system, so we thought we’d end with a bang and release information about two of the pieces of Unchained that we hadn’t previewed yet as well as give you even more content! That’s right, Unchained was so full to the brim with exciting rules changes and optional subsystems, that it couldn’t even fit it all. So let’s take a look at what we’ve got.


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By Our Powers Combined!

Changes have been brewing here at Paizo, and I'm please to finally share some of them with the paizo.com community!


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Pathfinder Tales: Firesoul

What Inspired Firesoul?

This afternoon we're taking a break from our regularly scheduled Web Fiction, "The Gem" to have author Gary Kloster talk about the elements that were brought to life in our latest Pathfinder Tales release, Firesoul. "The Gem" will return with it's third installment next Wednesday!


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Chad's Best Character Ever: Seelah

When I talk to people about the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, I am inevitably asked, "Who is your favorite character?" For me, it's a bit like asking to choose my favorite child. As the lead developer for the game, I spent a lot of time and attention on every character, getting to know the good, bad, and awesome of each one. My honest answer is this: "My favorite character changes all the time. As I dive into each character, I really get to know its ins and outs, and usually, it becomes my favorite, at least for a little while."


Tags: Iconics Paladins Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Seelah Wrath of the Righteous

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Introducing New Product Launch Quests!

The Pathfinder Society team is always looking for ways to improve our relationship with friendly local gaming stores and offer things to help thank them for all they do in their support of both the Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild and Adventure Card Guild.


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End of an Era—Sands of the Scorpion God Campaign Wraps Up

The invite went out on November 25, 2008, three months after we released the Beta rules of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. James Jacobs, our beloved Creative Director (then Editor-in-Chief), sent the following email to a few select members of the Paizo staff:


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It's Alive—The PaizoCon 2015 Event Schedule is Here!

Clocking in at over 275 events over 4 days, PaizoCon 2015 looks like it's going to be our biggest and best ever! You'll get the opportunity to participate in exclusive lottery games, seminars, panels, and one-of-a-kind workshops throughout the weekend. We also will be debuting two Pathfinder Society Specials (Seige of the Serpents and Serpents Rise), and kicking off the Season of the Righteous for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Guild.


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GOLEMANIA!

This week I'm revealing two amazing figures from June's Dungeons Deep set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted plastic figures. The idea behind this set is to present high-utility figures based around a rough "dungeon" theme. This allows us to include whatever figures we want to, rather than attempting to adapt a specific adventure or Adventure Path. That's resulted in a few "dealer's choice" selections, letting us pick whatever we want for no reason other than "we think it looks cool."


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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Pathfinder Unchained (OGL)

Magic Items Unchained

We’ve all been there. We’ve faced the sad crossroads when we realized that our favorite magic item just wasn’t cutting it, and we couldn’t justify keeping it instead of equipping the new and shinier item the party just found instead. But what about the blacksmith who becomes a hero fighting with her father’s sword? Or the halfling who found a strange item early in his career that turned out to be more than it seemed? That’s where the scaling magic items from Pathfinder Unchained come in. These items scale as you level, allowing them to be an important part of your character (these sorts of items are called wonders) or a small and handy tool throughout your career (these are called baubles) or something in between. The math is all worked out to allow GMs to use a few different systems for the advancement, including automatic advancement (in which case, it’s recommended to dole out less treasure if you want to keep the party at about the same power level) or advancement using rituals and gold (the easier method for someone running a published adventure). Scaling items have starting and ending levels for scaling, so I’ve included two of the most wondrous of the wonders: wonders that scale all the way up to 20th level!


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A Look at Obsidian's Adventure Card Game

I have the distinct pleasure to be part of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game digital team at Obsidian Entertainment! We are progressing towards an initial release this year starting with the Rise of the Runelords Base Set.


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The Tax Man Cometh!

Hold fast adventurers! You may have earned your bounties chasing down bandits, or by slaying ferocious predators threatening farmers, but those roads you travel upon and the cities you spend your gold in require upkeep. Open up your money purses and remember—this is for the good of us all! It's time for a bit of lighthearted tax season fun!


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Announcing the Season of the Righteous

We hope you're enjoying the Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild's "Season 0" trial run, Season of the Shackles. All six adventures will be available for purchase as of April 15, and we'll soon be making a Season of the Shackles deck available for purchase as a print-on-demand product at DriveThruCards.com. That deck will feature all the new cards we created for the season, so you won't have to use proxy cards if you don't want to. The Adventure Path loot reward Councilor's Ring will also be available at DriveThruCards.com at the same time.


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Faction Journal Cards

You may recall that back in November we first announced the idea of Faction Journal Cards, a new way to contribute to your faction's goals while also being able to experience the fun of factions in any adventure—even sanctioned Modules and Adventure Paths. Mike and I have both released some spoilers since then, showing off bits and pieces of the Silver Crusade's card to illustrate how the cards work.


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Two from the Codex

We've already revealed a ton of cool monsters and dungeon dressing from June's Dungeons Deep set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted plastic miniatures, and there are more to come in the weeks between now and the set's release. But Dungeons Deep has more than just creepy crawlies, and this week I'd like to focus on two figures from the set that are drawn from the fantastic art in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: NPC Codex.


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PaizoCon 2015 Events Preview

We're just about ready to release the PaizoCon schedule, hopefully early-mid next week, and I've been getting super excited reading all the fantastic event descriptions as I've been working them into the schedule. While the full schedule isn't quite ready to be released yet, I thought you might like a sneak peek at some of the fantastic programming planned for PaizoCon 2015.


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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Pathfinder Unchained (OGL)

Unchained Skills and Feats

If classes are the main chassis of a character, skills and feats are its nuts and bolts. When they let us designers loose in Pathfinder Unchained, it's only natural that we wanted to play around with how the nuts and bolts attach, and even try changing the shapes of those nuts and bolts entirely! In Chapters 2 and 3 of Pathfinder Unchained, there are not only several daring subsystems that play with feats, there so many different options for restructuring skills that it's easy to lose yourself in all the possibilities. I've gathered some of the coolest tidbits from all those options to share with you today!


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The Origins of Origins

Of the many pleasant surprises we at Paizo have run into since Pathfinder's inception, one of the biggest remains the popularity of our iconic characters. Perhaps we shouldn't have been surprised—after all, when Wayne Reynolds is doing the art, it's hard to not fall in love with whoever's getting painted. But when you get right down to it, the iconics were created to be tools. (And one might argue that some of them still are—we're looking at you, Alain!) The whole reason for their existence was to keep us from having to explain to each new artist what made a ranger a ranger and a rogue a rogue—we could just hold up Merisiel and say “draw her.” But people started asking questions about the backstories, and before long we were writing Meet the Iconics blogs and seeding little bits of iconic fiction in the hardcover chapter introductions. Yet we held off on doing more, always feeling like the time wasn't yet right.


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PathfinderTales

The Gem

The crocodile's jaws looked as big as Jiri. Its huge tail pushed it with the flooded river's current, angling toward the drift of brush that Jiri clung to. It would slam into that loose pile of logs and knock Jiri, Fumo, and Boro into the water.

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Wrath of the Righteous: The Demons Are in the Details

Greetings and welcome to the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Wrath of the Righteous preview blog. I'm Paul Peterson, and I'll be your host as we delve into the depths of this demonic set. We've got a lot to cover here, and I'm going to reveal everything about this powerhouse set!