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PZO8500-KrunzleDisguise

Krunzle the Quick—Chapter One: Honest Travelers

Krunzle the Quickby Hugh Matthews ... Chapter One: Honest TravelersIt was a good plan, cunningly simple. It just didn't go the way the planner had meant it to. ... A caravan from Egorian arrived in the late afternoon at the heavily fortified caravanserai just outside the walls of Elidir. The merchants who had pooled their resources—and defenses—into the cavalcade of fifty mule-drawn wagons and forty pack animals intended to remain at the way station until the following midday so that they...
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RPGSuperstar2012

RPG Superstar™: Round 4 Submissions!

RPG Superstar™: Round 4 Submissions! Tuesday, February 28, 2012The Top 8 for RPG Superstar have completed their Round 4 entries! This round, our contestants have created a Golarion Location, Map and Encounter. Round 4 included a new twist, where each submission is being playtested and each encounter uses monsters from the Pathfinder Battles Heroes & Monsters miniatures. Fan votes will determine who of the Top 8 advances to Round 5, where the Top 4 will be submitting a Pathfinder Module...
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Bride of the FAQ Attack!

Bride of the FAQ Attack! Tuesday, February 28, 2012She’s ready to pounce! ... If I have the pounce ability and I charge with a lance, do my iterative lance attacks get the extra damage multiplier from charging? ... No, for two reasons. ... One, because a lance only deals extra damage when you’re riding a charging mount—not when you are charging. ... Two, even if you have an unusual combination of rules that allows you to ignore the above limitation, it doesn’t makes sense that those iterative...
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Pathfinder #2—Rise of the Runelords Chapter 2:

Gen Con 2012 and Official Call for Volunteers!—Volunteer Tiers and Rewards

Gen Con 2012 and Official Call for Volunteers! Monday, February 27, 2012 ... Illustration by Kevin YanFor Gen Con 2012, we plan to make this the biggest and best Gen Con yet! I am scheduling 750 tables of Pathfinder Society over the four days. We are also bringing the GM 101 workshops that debuted at Paizo Con (and were discussed in last Monday’s blog) to Gen Con. They will hopefully be a hit and draw in new players and GMs to Pathfinder Society, as well as make active Pathfinder Society...
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PathfinderBattles

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Spoiler Alert!

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Spoiler Alert! Friday, February 24, 2012There's just no two ways about it. If you read through this Pathfinder Battles Rise of the Runelords preview, you're putting yourself at risk of some plot spoilers. If you plan to play through the campaign, I highly recommend that you do not look super-closely at the miniatures I'm revealing today, as they could spoil a couple of fun surprises in the Adventure Path. ... Our new Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path Anniversary...
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RPGSuperstar2012

RPG Superstar™: Get Ready to Playtest!

RPG Superstar™: Get Ready to Playtest! Thursday, February 23, 2012Right now the Top 8 are working like mad to finish the Round 4 challenge by tomorrow’s deadline. Their location-encounters go live on Tuesday, but there’s a unique twist to this round—the competition schedule includes a week for the public to have an open playtest of these encounters. This has never been done before in RPG Superstar, and we strongly encourage you to playtest at least one of the Top 8 encounters and post...
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Pathfinder Tales: Song of the Serpent

Song of the Serpent Sample Chapter—Chapter Four: A Promising Young Troll

Song of the Serpent Sample Chapter Wednesday, February 22, 2012by Hugh Matthews ... In Song of the Serpent, veteran thief Krunzle the Quick gets caught burgling the house of a powerful Kalistocrat of Druma, and in exchange for his life agrees to attempt a dangerous mission to recover the merchant's runaway daughter. Such things are not so easily done, however, and in this chapter Krunzle has just been captured by the thugs in charge of a thriving mining town... ... Chapter Four: A Promising...
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RPGSuperstar2012

RPG Superstar™ Top 8 Announced!

RPG Superstar™ Top 8 Announced!The Top 8 for RPG Superstar have been announced and are advancing to Round 4, where our contestants will be creating a Golarion Location, Map and Encounter. The plot thickens, as they will also be playtesting these Encounters and using monsters from the Pathfinder Battles Heroes & Monsters miniatures. In this round, fan votes determine who advances to Round 5, in which the Top 4 will submit a Pathfinder Module adventure proposal. All finalist submissions,...
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Revenge of the Son of the FAQ Attack!

Revenge of the Son of the FAQ Attack! Tuesday, February 21, 2012It’s back, and it wants revenge! ... Inappropriately Sized Firearms (Ultimate Combat, page 136): Does this allow a Medium or smaller creature to use larger firearms of any size? ... The text of the rule is, The size of a firearm never affects how many hands you need to use to shoot it. The intent of that rule was to prevent a Medium character from using a Small rifle as a one-handed pistol; it wasn’t intended to let a Medium...
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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: The Inner Sea World Guide (PFRPG)

The End is the Beginning

The End is the Beginning Monday, February 20, 2012 Last week, we announced the final batch of Season 3 Pathfinder Society scenarios, as well as the Season 4 scenarios debuting at Gen Con Indy in August. As of the writing of this blog, however, no one noticed the first signs of a slight change to the Pathfinder Society scenario release schedule that these scenarios represent. So, in honor of President's Day here in the U.S., let me illuminate you! ... First, since PaizoCon 2012 will be taking...
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PathfinderBattles

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Familiar Faces

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Familiar Faces Friday, February 17, 2012 So far we’ve revealed plenty of monstrous menaces soon to appear on your game table as part of this summer’s new Rise of the Runelords Pathfinder Battles prepainted miniatures set. This week, we’ll bring things back to earth with a look at some familiar friends you just might recognize from the Pathfinder world. ... Before I get into the new miniature reveals, I need to point out that we still don’t have all of the specifics...
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RPGSuperstar2012

RPG Superstar: Encounter Challenge Preview

RPG Superstar: Encounter Challenge Preview Thursday, February 16, 2012Voting for RPG Superstar Round 3 continues, and the competitors are gearing up for Round 4: Design an Encounter with Map! ... We’re revealing the finished Round 4 rules on Friday. In the meantime, here’s a preview of the two twists we’re adding to the encounter round this year. ... Twist #1: All creatures appearing in your encounter must be drawn from the miniatures in the Heroes & Monsters set of the Pathfinder Battles...
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PZO8500-Spider

The Perfumer's Apprentice—Chapter Four: The Scent of Honeysuckle

The Perfumer's Apprenticeby Kevin Andrew Murphy ... Chapter Four: The Scent of HoneysuckleThe hag or ogre wife or whatever she was stepped into the room, still looking like a sweet grandmother with her knitting bag and little spectacles. Then she saw the dead spider lying on the hearthrug. ... She screamed in horror, rushing over. “You fiendish little pig! What have you done?” She picked up the corpse. “My baby! My poor precious one! Speak to me!” ... Her knitting bag fell to the floor,...
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RPGSuperstar2012

RPG Superstar: Round 3!

RPG Superstar: Round 3! Tuesday, February 14, 2012Our Top 16 contestants have submitted their Round 3 CR 7 monsters! These round three submissions have been revealed to the general public with judges’ comments. Discuss the entries and vote for your favorite! Voting ends on February 20 and the Top 8 by votes will move on to Round 4. You can change your mind anytime until voting closes Monday, February 20 at 2 p.m. Pacific time. ... The ultimate winner of RPG Superstar, announced April 3, 2012,...
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Revenge of the FAQ Attack!

Revenge of the FAQ Attack! Tuesday, February 14, 2012Last week’s FAQ blog was so popular, we made a sequel! ... In a world where FAQs run rampant... ... What does “with” in the Special line for the Feral Combat Training feat (Ultimate Combat, page 101) mean for monks making a flurry of blows? ... Normally a monk who has natural attacks (such as a lizardfolk monk with claw attacks) cannot use those natural attacks as part of a flurry of blows (Core Rulebook 57). Feral Combat Training allows...
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Pathfinder Module: The Midnight Mirror (PFRPG)

PaizoCon Pathfinder Society Review

PaizoCon Pathfinder Society Review Monday, Febraury 13, 2012 I have never been to PaizoCon. I have heard many stories over a pint from friends who have been. I have wanted to go the past few years but it just never worked out, whether it was expenses or work related obligations. One of the perks of my job is now I get to go to PaizoCon every year. Of course, Erik has told me the only excuse for missing it is if I was dead and the body couldn’t be recovered. I promise, you don’t need to twist...
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PathfinderBattles

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Large and In Charge

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Large and In Charge Friday, February 10, 2012 A short and sweet preview blog this week, focusing on some of the Large miniatures in the upcoming Rise of the Runelords set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted plastic miniatures. We’re still sorting out the fine details of product format and exact release date, so again, there’s no product page for this set, although I have reason to believe that we’ll have good news to report on that front shortly. ... In the meantime,...
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Paizo Publishing's 10th Anniversary Retrospective—Year 0 (2002)—The Thrill of Starting Something New

Paizo Publishing's 10th Anniversary Retrospective—Year 0 (2002) The Thrill of Starting Something New Thursday, February 9, 20122012 marks Paizo’s 10th anniversary. I plan to do monthly blogs for the rest of the year that relive the highlights (and some of the lowlights) from our first ten years of business, and then I’ll take a look into the future as the year comes to a close. There will be side anecdotes and hopefully more than a few embarrassing pictures. And at the end of it all, I hope...
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PZO8500-Eglantine

The Perfumer's Apprentice—Chapter Three: The Garland of Eglantine

The Perfumer's Apprenticeby Kevin Andrew Murphy ... Chapter Three: The Garland of EglantineThe innwife woke me at dawn. I’d spent the night beside the fire. Someone had picked my pocket during the night, so the gold Norret had given me was gone. All I had left was the little horn spoon. ... The innwife made it clear that if I bought breakfast or even ale, I could stay, but if not, I should go. I left, stepping out into the cold morning. ... Cries of “Gardyloo!” came from up and down the...
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FAQ Attack!

FAQ Attack! Tuesday, February 7, 2012It’s time to address some FAQs! These answers will be added to the official FAQ later this week. ... How is the negative energy affinity monster ability (Bestiary 2, page 299) supposed to work? ... The intent of this ability is that the creature is healed by negative energy (like an undead) and harmed by positive energy (like an undead); this is automatic and has nothing to do with the intent of the target or the energy-wielder. However, as written, the...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: GameMastery Guide (OGL)

Toasting Merrymead with Two New Venture-Captains

Toasting Merrymead with Two New Venture-Captains Monday, February 6, 2012 ... Illustration by Alex AparinIt is a rare occasion when a person can combine two fun events into one. On this Monday after the Super Bowl, I get to do just that! ... First, I want to welcome two new Venture-Captains to the ranks in areas that have been in serious need of strong organization for some time. The first is St. Louis, Missouri. Originally, St. Louis wasn’t on my list. However, that quickly changed when...
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PathfinderBattles

Pathfinder Battles Preview: A Second Look at Rise of the Runelords

Pathfinder Battles Preview: A Second Look at Rise of the Runelords Friday, February 03, 2012 Last week I previewed several miniatures from our upcoming Rise of the Runelords Pathfinder Battles prepainted miniature set, scheduled for an early summer release. WizKids is still finalizing the details on the product mix and exact release date, so while we do not yet have a product page for the set, I DO have some more really cool images to show you of paint masters! ... To recap, a “paint master”...
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RPGSuperstar2012

RPG Superstar: Monster Stat Block Preview—Notes for the Competitors

RPG Superstar: Monster Stat Block Preview Thursday, February 2, 2012Voting for RPG Superstar Round 2 continues, and the competitors are getting anxious. To give them something to do, here’s a sample boards-friendly monster stat block. Competitors, feel free to practice your Round 3 monster challenge using this format—you’ll be able to copy and paste this into your entry and maintain proper formatting. ... [b]zzMonstername CR ##[/b] ... [b]XP ##[/b] ... zzAlignment zzSize zzType ......
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PZO8500-Orlin

The Perfumer's Apprentice—Chapter Two: The Iris of Isarn

The Perfumer's Apprenticeby Kevin Andrew Murphy ... Chapter Two: The Iris of IsarnNorret had theories, but then my brother always had theories. It’s part of an alchemist’s job. He’d heard some story about assassins wanting to kill an ancient king, and rather than do something obvious like stab him, they got a girl and slowly fed her poison until she was immune but it oozed out her pores. The plan was that once the king made love to this girl, he’d die. ... It seemed rather unlikely to me,...
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