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OPC Log—16 Desnus 4716

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

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Gen Con, Baby!

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

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

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Help Paizo Reclaim the Gauntlet!

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

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

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PaizoCon 2016 Event Schedule is Live Now!

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

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A Visitor's Guide to PaizoCon 2016

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

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Pathfinder Society at PaizoCon 2016

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

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Goblins Invade—Critical Role Pathfinder Stream!

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

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

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Something Wicked This Way Comes

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

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Am I Evil? (Yes, I Am.)

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

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Paizo Launches Twitch Charity Marathon: LIVE NOW!

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

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Bloodbound Reddit AMA—Ask Wes All Your Questions!

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

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Vote for Your Favorite Pathfinder Society Mini!

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

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Characters in the Flesh!

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

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Getting the Band Back Together

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

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Do You Think Flattery Will Keep You Alive?

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

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

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 5 (OGL)

You Only Die Twice!

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

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

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Pathfinder Adventure Card Game—Wrath of the Righteous Base Set

Homebrew Scenario Design with James "Iammars" McTeague

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

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New Recruits, New Achievements!

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

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 5 (OGL)

Let (Im)mortal Combat Continue!

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

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

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 5 (OGL)

It's a Fight to the Finish!

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

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

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Wouldn't You Like to Have a Good Scare?

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

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Return to SkålCon!

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

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Bringing the Hell's Rebels Prequel to Life!

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

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Giantslayer Marathon: Part 6!

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

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Minnesota Pathfinder Society Gives Back the the Community

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

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Pathfinder Adventure Card Game—Wrath of the Righteous Adventure Deck 3: Demon's Heresy

Arranging Notes into a Song

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

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A Record Year for Organized Play

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

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Giantslayer Marathon: Part 5!

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

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Pathfinder Adventure Card Guild at Gen Con!

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

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There is No Certainty, Only Adventure!

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

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Giantslayer Marathon: Part 4!

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

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Small Conventions, Big Results

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

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Virtual Kingmaker

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

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We Be Pathfinders!

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

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Giantslayer Marathon: Part 3!

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

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PaizoCon 2015 Weekend in Pictures!

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

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Come Together—Adventure Card Guild and Summer Conventions

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

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Giantslayer Marathon: Part 2!

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

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PaizoCon Badge Sales and Open Registration Ending Soon!

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Giantslayer Marathon: Part 1!

Not too long after we announced the Giantslayer Adventure Path, Wes was contacted by a group of maniacs who had plans to run marathon sessions of the Adventure Path and do a full and thorough report. Since I work on the Adventure Paths, I took over coordinating with those hardcore gamers, and I'm happy to be able to present the first of six reports we'll feature here on the blog.

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Remembering Mike McArtor

Yesterday brought the sad news that our old colleague, Mike McArtor, had passed away. Mike joined the Paizo staff back in the "magazine days," as an editor on Dragon Magazine. He was a mainstay of office campaigns, a pillar of our editorial operation, and once the magazines went away, Mike was one of the earliest architects of Pathfinder and the world of Golarion. He left Paizo in 2008, on the eve of the Core Rulebook launch, but his creative legacy remains an important part of the DNA of the Pathfinder world. His positive attitude and welcoming friendliness, I hope, also helped to shape the DNA of Paizo itself. We're a much larger, much different company than we were in those now nearly mythical magazine days, but we like to think Mike's spirit hung around and continued to influence the company years after he left.

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Runelords in Uganda

We first featured the Butterfly Project last April in the Paizo Blog, and are excited to present this update from the director of the project, Ben Parkinson, about this Ugandan Pathfinder group.

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Choose Your Own Adventure—How to Make Cards for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

Before I get into this week's blog, let me tell you the best thing that happened to me at a fantastic PAX East. Through designer Chad Brown, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game fan Jim Wnorowski contacted me at the con about helping with his wedding proposal to his girlfriend, Sarah. As I came out of my Tabletop Deathmatch panel, Jim flagged me down. He "introduced himself," and then introduced me to Sarah, a self-proclaimed fan of my games. Jim then asked me if I had any promo cards.

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Community Card Creator and Errata Decks

Paizo and DriveThruCards have been cooking up a couple of delicacies for the Adventure Card Game connoisseur. Steve Wieck of DriveThruCards has details below!

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It's a Brand New Day!

If you're a regular poster to the paizo.com messageboards, you may have noticed that we now have a link to our Community Guidelines in the reply box to each thread and private message. What is this change exactly? Well, we've aggregated a lot of feedback from our Website Feedback forum, email, and among our staff and these new guidelines are the result.

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Teaching Changemakers Using Kingmaker

My name is Ben Parkinson and I have been interested in roleplaying for most of my life. For the last five years I have been running a project in Uganda, which trains indigenous youth in Uganda to become social entrepreneurs, sometimes known as change makers. Our project is known as the Butterfly Project because it relies on the concept that nurturing youth can transform them into Butterflies, capable of changing the community in which they live and we are very proud of the young people we have been working with, most of which come from slum areas in Kampala and some from remote village areas.

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Pathfinder of the Month: Thursty

The Pathfinder community is rapidly growing, reaching numbers in the hundreds of thousands, spread all over this great wide world. Each month, we ask a member of our community to tell us a little bit about themselves. We'll feature players, hobby shops, and anyone else helping to make Team Pathfinder awesome!

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Meet Steve Geddes, Pathfinder of the Month!

Steve Geddes is an incredible community builder, always offering constructive and insightful feedback to those in need. He engages the Paizo community, both fan and staff alike with a humble and helpful demeanor, and even sent us a motivational poster that is proudly on display in our warehouse.

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Pathfinder of the Month

The Pathfinder community is rapidly growing, reaching numbers in the hundreds of thousands, spread all over this great wide world. We thought it would be nice to get to know each other a little better in a new monthly blog called Pathfinder of the Month. Each month, we'll ask a member of our community to tell us a little bit about themselves. We'll feature players, hobby shops, and anyone else helping to make Team Pathfinder awesome.

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More Good News for Fans of Paizo Fans United

More Good News for Fans of Paizo Fans United Saturday, August 10, 2013 Pathfinder Chronicler is pleased to announce the release of Pathfinder Chronicler Anthology Volume II as a free download from the Paizo webstore! During PaizoCon, many of you got your (physical and electronic) hands on the newest issue of the Wayfinder fanzine. This week, Anthology II brings thirty new short fiction stories set in Golarion to add to the ranks, all written by budding authors from the Pathfinder fan...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Trailer

We're very excited to share this brand new Pathfinder RPG video trailer, which will be shown on the big screen throughout Gen Con Indy!

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6th Annual Gen Con Costume Competition

With Gen Con a few short weeks away everyone here at Paizo is ramping up for our yearly exodus to Indiana. Most of Paizo will be able to make it to the convention with suitcase full of items airport security wouldn't take a second glance at. No armor, no wayfinders, no holy symbol to our favorite god that also happens to double as a mug. But for some con-goers, these are absolute essentials.

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Gen Con 2013: News and Official Call for Volunteers

For Gen Con 2012, I advised last year that we planned to make it the biggest and best Gen Con yet. And it certainly was. We scheduled 750 tables of Pathfinder Society over the four days. We showed the world our GM 101 workshops, Kids' Track, and Beginner Box Introductions. Gen Con was definitely a success and Paizo's biggest showing in history. But we can make it better!

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Find the Path with Wayfinder!

One of the nicest things about being a Paizo fan is getting inspired to create things from the world of Golarion, and before I was hired at Paizo, Hugo "Butterfrog" Solis and I hatched a mad crazy scheme to produce something for the hard-working Paizo staff—a fanzine, to capture that same sense of excitement when the latest Dragon and Dungeon magazine got into your hot little hands. Wayfinder has been called a love letter to Paizo, which is probably the best compliment I've ever gotten on anything I've ever helped come to fruition. It was always a real treat to see how happy Paizo staff are when reading new Golarion material that they didn't have a hand in making—now they were the ones waiting for spoilers and new ideas!

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Goblins Burn, Goblins Fight, Goblins Wish You Happy Holiday Night!

One of my favorite things about the Paizo community is seeing the creativity of our fans. This year we are particularly lucky because two of our fans sent in holiday gifts that they had made themselves.

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Community Use Package: Pathfinder Society Faction Symbols

Free Stuff on Our Website!

Free Stuff on Our Website! Thursday, September 1, 2011 ... Check out our Community Use Package!So some of you may or may not know that we updated some parts of our Community Use Package the other day. Some of you may or may not know what that even means, which is a darn shame, since we put out some really cool, really free stuff that people don't even know about. In addition to the Player's Guides for each new Adventure Path we put out every six months, below is a list of some neato things...
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Labor Day Convention Roundup

Labor Day Convention Roundup Monday, August 29, 2011This past weekend was PAX Prime at the Seattle Convention Center, and we had a strong Pathfinder presence in rooms 202 & 203. But have no fear, Pathfinder Society faithful in other parts of the country (or locals who missed getting in on the sold-out show); here are a few conventions where you can participate in Pathfinder Society Organized Play over the holiday next weekend! ... Atlanta, GA: Dragon•Con 2011 September 2—5 ... Denver,...
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Paizo's Coming to PAX

Paizo's Coming to PAX Monday, August 22, 2011 As if our recent presence at Gen Con weren't enough for convention-goers seeking to get their Pathfinder fix, Paizo will have an organized play presence at PAX Prime for the first time ever this weekend. Among the game industry's largest conventions, PAX Prime is a great opportunity for a whole new population of gamers to try Pathfinder for the very first time! ... Players new to Pathfinder (and roleplaying games in general) will have a chance to...
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Pathfinder Tales: Death's Heretic

Pathfinder Fiction News and Podcast!

... Illustration by Kekai Kotaki ... Pathfinder Fiction News and Podcast! Thursday, May 26, 2011It's always a good day when we get to announce the next Pathfinder Tales novel, but today is especially important for me, as today I get to announce the November release of Death's Heretic, the new Pathfinder Tales novel by—well, me! ... Death's Heretic is the story of Salim Ghadafar, a desert warrior forced against his will to work as an agent of Pharasma. When a powerful merchant in Thuvia...
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Relief!

Relief! Thursday, May 19, 2011We’re all still reeling from the big push to get our Gen Con releases out the door, but you know what never gets old? Signing books. ... You may remember that a while back we put up a bunch of autographed books (including the gold-foil Special Edition copies seen here) as an auction to try to raise money for tsunami relief efforts in Japan. Well, it turns out that the Paizo community members found it in their hearts to give most generously, and now we’re holding...
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Official Call for Gen Con 2011 Volunteers!

... Official Call for Gen Con 2011 Volunteers! Friday, April 29, 2011 For Gen Con 2011, I need a minimum of 75 volunteer GMs and I'll keep taking volunteer GMs until the slots are filled! I also need 2 Volunteer Assistants for the show—these folks will not GM, but will instead help Liz Courts run Pathfinder Society HQ and will be our go-to guys and gals for all things Pathfinder Society. Below you will find the reward structure for volunteering at Gen Con 2011. Keep in mind that you're...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Combat (OGL)

Special Charity Event Ends Today!

Special Charity Event Ends Today! Thursday, April 7, 2011 ... Illustration by Wayne Reynolds I'd like to take a moment to remind folks about the Japan Quake and Tsunami Relief Auction we started last week. For those of you that don't remember, last Thursday we announced that Paizo would be auctioning off the Wayne Reynolds original painting of Nakayama Hayato, the iconic samurai found in Ultimate Combat, our 256-page hardcover release for Gen Con 2011 and three copies each of a special...
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Meet the Iconics: Hayato

Meet the Iconics: Hayato Wednesday, March 30th, 2011Honor is strength. It is a maxim that Nakayama Hayato has known since birth, and one whose barbs he still feels deep in his flesh. Yet Hayato also knows a deeper truth: that just as a sword must bend to avoid breaking, so too must honor. And the more rigid the steel, the easier it shatters. ... Illustration by Wayne Reynolds Hayato was born a retainer on the estate of Lord Nakayama Hitoshi, just a few days' ride from the great city of Oda in...
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Pathfinder #7—Curse of the Crimson Throne Chapter 1:

Stop flyting, you two!

Stop flyting, you two! Friday, March 18, 2011 ... As you may recall, last month Pathfinder fiction author Kevin Andrew Murphy temporarily lost his mind and wrote us a full heroic crown of sonnets featuring 15 of our iconic characters, then sent it to us as a Valentine's Day present. We posted it on the blog, and folks seemed to enjoy it. Perhaps too much. ... Never one to back away from a challenge, Kevin has now written another poem dealing with the Pathfinder iconics and posted it on the...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Player's Guide (OGL)

Iconic Love—The Fifteen Loves of Golarion

Iconic Love Monday, February 14, 2011For some of us, Valentine's Day is just another day. We go to work, come home, maybe hang out with our significant others a bit or send the kids off to the sitter for a rare night out. For other people, however, Valentine's Day carries more significance, and flat-out demands acknowledgement. They see it as an excuse to truly cut loose, to go all-out with the romance and treat it like a real holiday. ... And then, apparently, there's a third type of person:...
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Pathfinder Society: News from the Field

... Pathfinder Society: News from the Field Monday, February 7, 2011As the days get longer and the snows begin to melt (okay, so maybe not the last part) word comes in from Pathfinder Society events throughout the world, proving that it takes only a month for our esteemed agents to recover from the inevitable lull of the holiday season to pick up adventure and exploration anew on the cusp of spring. ... Photography by Adam Daigle ... In Houston, Texas, nearly 30 tables of Pathfinder Society...
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Room For Improvement

Room For Improvement Monday, January 3, 2011It's a brand new year, and if there's anything the turning of a year is good for—other than spending New Year's Eve partying while dressed like post-apocalyptic air pirates and biosculpted mutants, like Editor Judy and I did—it's taking stock of how far we've come, and how we might do better. ... While there's always plenty of room for personal improvement (and no, Wes, I don't need any suggestions on that front), here I'm really...
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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Misfit Monsters Redeemed (PFRPG)

Misfit Monsters Podcast

Misfit Monsters Podcast Monday, December 13, 2010 ... A few weeks ago, I got the chance to speak with the folks at Know Direction, a monthly podcast devoted entirely to all things Pathfinder, brought to you by the folks from 3.5 Private Sanctuary and the Tome Show. We talked at great length about Misfit Monsters Redeemed (which I had the privilege of developing), as well as the Pathfinder Chronicler fanfiction contest and Paizo's recent hires from the Pathfinder community. If you're curious...
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Jason & Sean at Neoncon!

... Jason & Sean at Neoncon! Thursday, November 4, 2010This weekend designers Jason Bulmahn and Sean K Reynolds will be prowling the Las Vegas strip under the pretext of being guests at Neoncon. If you're planning on attending Neoncon, make sure you seek those guys out and say hi! If you have pseudo-celebrity paralysis, though, and need more of an icebreaker, I've included some suggestions along with their schedules below. And don't worry, while he looks scary, it's the other one you need to...
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Wayfinder

And the Winner Is...

And the Winner Is... Monday, October 4, 2010Last month, it was my privilege to help announce the first-ever Pathfinder Chronicler fanfiction contest! In addition to encouraging everyone who's ever been tempted to write some Pathfinder-based fiction to enter the contest (or join up with the Pathfinder Chronicler and Wayfinder folks, who're rocking the fanfiction year-round), I was also honored to be brought in as the guest judge for the final round of the contest. After combing through almost...
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Guest Blogger Blake Davis Announces Special PFS Event

... Guest Blogger Blake Davis Announces Special PFS Event Tuesday, September 28, 2010 ... Illustration by Andrew Hou ... The Year of the Shadow Lodge is coming to Redmond, WA! Clear your schedules, as you won't want to miss this unique Pathfinder Society event coming up this Saturday, October 2nd at the Redmond Games and Gizmos at noon. ... Year of the Shadow Lodge is a unique Pathfinder Society adventure in which multiple tables of Pathfinders work together throughout the mission....
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Battle in Kelmarane

... Battle in Kelmarane Friday, September 17, 2010I had the pleasure of meeting and running a game for Kyle and Nani Pratt at PaizoCon a few years back, and since then Facebook has brought me occasional awesome updates from their campaign. But when THIS showed up, it was too awesome not to repost here. Check it out, with the whole story by the mad geniuses behind what looks like an incredible campaign! ... (Forewarning to Legacy of Fire players, minor spoilers might follow.) ... F. Wesley...
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Calling All Fanfic Authors!

... Calling All Fanfic Authors! Tuesday, August 24, 2010We’ve mentioned it before, but in case you’ve forgotten, the Pathfinder Chronicler fanfiction contest is in full swing! There’s still plenty of time to enter, however, and the winner will still receive the grand prize of a $100 Paizo store gift certificate and publication in Wayfinder, with two runners-up receiving $50 Paizo gift certificates. You've got until September 12th to get your entry in, so why not use that 3-day weekend over...
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Vote on the Costume Contest!

Vote on the Costume Contest! Thursday, August 12, 2010We’re back from Gen Con, and in addition to the usual scramble to meet deadlines and recovery from horrifying illnesses contracted by shaking hands with approximately ten bajillion people, that means it’s time for everyone to vote on the contestants in the Third Annual Gen Con Pathfinder Cosplay Contest! ... We had an extraordinary number of contestants this year, and all of them did bang-up jobs! Yet only one can be the official winner of...
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Best Free Product

... Best Free Product Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 06:01 PM PacificGold for APG Playtest! ... We were rooting for Wayfinder! ... Lisa Stevens ... CEO
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Best Podcast

... Best Podcast Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 05:27 PM PacificGold goes to Atomic Array! ... Lisa Stevens ... CEO
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ENnies begin!

... ENnies begin! Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 05:22 PM Pacificd20pfsrd.com takes silver for best website! ... Lisa Stevens ... CEO
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Gen Con Costume Contest Reminder!

Gen Con Costume Contest Reminder! Tuesday, July 27, 2010Just a quick reminder that this is your last chance to start getting things ready for the Third Annual Paizo Gen Con Costume Contest! For more details, you can always refer back to the official announcement, but the short version is that if you come by the booth during Gen Con wearing quality Pathfinder cosplay, you've got the chance to win both cash and cred from the Paizo staff. So bust out those sewing machines and start working! ......
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Pathfinder Chronicler Fiction Contest

Pathfinder Chronicler Fiction Contest Tuesday, July 20, 2010For a long time, the most common question people asked me about Pathfinder fiction was, So when will we see novels? Now that we've finally answered that one definitively—in just a few weeks, with the release of Dave Gross's inaugural Pathfinder Tales novel Prince of Wolves—the most common question is, So how can I submit some Pathfinder fiction? On that front, there's good news and bad news. ... The bad news is that I...
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Pathfinder Society Regional Coordinators—Apply Now!

... Pathfinder Society Regional Coordinators—Apply Now! Friday, July 2, 2010At long last the time has come to open the doors to the wide world of Pathfinder Society Regional Coordinators. This plan has been a long time coming and thanks to years of player and GM feedback, I think we now have a plan in place to turn over some of the responsibilities for organizing and growing Pathfinder Society to local and regional volunteers, many of whom have already been doing so since the beginning....
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Pathfinder Society European Extravaganza!

... Pathfinder Society European Extravaganza! Friday, June 25, 2010 Next month I travel to Europe for a Pathfinder Society whistle-stop tour of several exciting events. I start with an event in Copenhagen on July 9, head down to Wiesbaden, Germany for an Ulisses-Spiele event on July 11, swing over to Utrecht and Leiden in the Netherlands for a pair of back-to-back events on July 13, skip down to the south of France in beautiful Lyon for a Black Book Editions event on July 15, and then make...
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PaizoCon 2010 Event Schedule!

... PaizoCon 2010 Event Schedule! Friday, May 14, 2010Howdy folks! ... Right now, on the PaizoCon 2010 page, you can view the official and final event schedule for Paizo's premier summer convention. Included are seminars, panels, game sessions run by the Paizo staff, and game sessions run by you. ... We will decide things much as we did last year—namely, with a lottery. The lottery opens on Monday, May 17 at 2:00 P.M. PDT, and you will have until Friday, May 21 at 2:00 P.M. PDT to make...
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Tim Hitchcock Is Insane

Tim Hitchcock Is Insane Wednesday, May 12, 2010Here at Paizo, we understand that our fans, friends, and contributors (and the sizable cadre of folks who combine all three categories) are a little different than most companies' communities. It's not uncommon for Paizo fans to send us pizzas out of the blue as a thank-you gesture, or offer to buy us drinks when they run into us somewhere in the city. (Both of which initially confused us—you're giving us presents for selling you...
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Behold the Board!

Behold the Board! Friday, April 16, 2010 ... Photography by Chris Carey ... If you've been listening carefully in these blogs or the Tuesday Paizo chats, you may have heard us refer to the Board from time to time. The Board is the giant whiteboard where the entire editorial department records its priorities, status updates, deadlines, etc., and collectively attempts to slay the Gen Con dragon. ... This is not that board. ... Rest assured, you will see pictures of that board (complete with...
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Rummy-Tug-Tugger Contest Results!

... Rummy-Tug-Tugger Contest Results! Friday, April 9, 2010 ... Illustration by Silvia Gonzalez ... So! After taking a week to make the agonizing choice, Rob McCreary has selected the winner of the Rummy-Tug-Tugger illustration contest! The winning illustration was done by Silvia Gonzalez; we’ll be autographing a copy of the NPC Guide and sending it out to Silvia as thanks for the great illustration! ... Illustration by Mikael SebagIllustration by Duane Lacher ... Actually, there were a lot...
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Run an Event at Paizo Con 2010!

... Run an Event at Paizo Con 2010! Thursday, April 8, 2010 Are you attending PaizoCon 2010? (If not, tickets are still available!) If yes, have you visited this thread and volunteered to run an event at the show? What makes PaizoCon so great isn't just the interaction with the Paizo staff or the ability to play in a staff-run game, it's also the ability to sit and game with your fellow Paizo community members as well as run a game for your fellow community members! We're not beholden to a...
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Introducing Rummy-Tum-Tugger!

... Introducing Rummy-Tum-Tugger! Monday, March 22, 2010Every other Thursday evening, I run my Shadow Under Sandpoint campaign for the editorial folks. I started the game several months ago for three reasons—as a team-building exercise, as a way for we editors to get more familiar with the game we created, and because it sounded fun. Several of the PCs from this campaign appear in the recently released NPC Guide, in fact... but not all of them. ... When Rob McCreary joined the Paizo...
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Official Call for PaizoCon and Gen Con Volunteers!

... Official Call for PaizoCon and Gen Con Volunteers! Friday, March 19, 2010Hello! ... This is the official call for volunteer GMs and assistants to help Paizo Publishing run events at PaizoCon 2010 and Gen Con 2010. (If you're looking for the Origins Game Fair volunteer thread, click here.) ... Paizo Con 2010For Paizo Con 2010, I need a minimum of 20 volunteer GMs for Pathfinder Society Organized Play and I'll keep taking volunteers until the slots are full! Below you will find the reward...
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Fan Made: Miniatures

... Fan Made: Miniatures Thursday, January 28, 2010 ... Illustration by Crystal Frasier ... Cave raptors are sated; it's time to blog! ... As the new Reaper Pathfinder minis roll into (and just as quickly out of) the warehouse, it makes me appreciate how crafty Paizo fans can be. With all the miniatures, sets, props, and stage plays we've seen kitbashed together around here, it's easy for even the unstoppable Paizo warband to feel humbled. And of all these projects, miniatures occupy a...
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And We're Back!

... And We're Back! Monday, January 4, 2010Hey hey everybody! It's a brand new year and we're already back at it. We're elbows deep in the next volume of Kingmaker, the GameMastery Guide and Advanced Player's Guide are both coming together, the NPC Folio is nearing completion, we got new Pathfinder Society Scenarios up just before the new year, and a ton of other things we're not quite ready to show off yet are simmering away. It's nice to be back in the thick of things. ... But more than...
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Dogslicer vs. Cantaloupe

... Dogslicer vs. Cantaloupe Tuesday, December 15, 2009James Jacobs came home from the Burnt Offerings play with his very own metal dogslicer prop. In the interest of science and general vengeance against hostile melons, we decided to test how effective this (unsharpened) dogslicer is. ... Behold, the innocent cantaloupe. It looks so happy! ... Behold, a hideous goblin. (Burnt Offerings goblin mask courtesy of Wes.) ... Chop! ... Midair chop! ... Dogslicer wins! Not bad for goblin...
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Da Vinci Arts Middle School ROCKS!

... Da Vinci Arts Middle School ROCKS! Wednesday, November 25, 2009So, last Saturday was one of the most surreal days of my life. Not because I spent it all in Portland, Oregon. Not because I watched Jason Bulmahn eat a doughnut that was topped with bacon. Not because I spent an hour in an arcade filled with all the best videogaming the '80s had to offer. And not because I had a hard time finding Lovecraft books that I didn't already have at Powell's World of Books. ... What made it surreal...
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Wayfinder #1 (OGL)

They'll Find a Way

... Illustration by Hugo Solis and Michael Jaecks ... They'll Find a Way Tuesday, November 24, 2009Cave raptors are sated; it's time to blog! ... Better writers than I have pointed out that the best thing about working for Paizo is the fans, but it bears repeating: Paizo fans are awesome. And even though the work of a production goblin can be grueling (can you believe I have to be into work by 10 A.M. and only get two nap breaks?!), seeing some of the stuff our fans create just makes me want...
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Fans Make a Fan out of Me

... Fans Make a Fan out of Me Monday, November 23, 2009Working in the RPG publishing business is a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. It's a joy to get paid to think about things like new oracle class abilities, which products to release in 2012, and what we should have artists like Wayne Reynolds paint for our next hardcover release, but in some ways working in the main office of the sausage factory can take the fun out of things, or at least lessen the surprise. ... New products are a...
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Happy Erik Mona Day (Observed)!

... Happy Erik Mona Day (Observed)! Wednesday, November 11, 2009No one here at Paizo really understands the significance of the 8th of November, or how it came to be known as Erik Mona Day—especially not the pseudo holiday's namesake. But sure enough, like the semi-reliable working of a clock with too many numbers, on or about the 312th day of the year strange deliverymen track their way to Paizo's door with flatteringly inscrutable prizes. Typically, it's pizza—glorious free...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Player's Guide (OGL)

The Playtest is Coming!

... The Playtest is Coming! Monday, November 9, 2009It is almost here! The playtest of the six new base classes set to appear in the Pathfinder RPG Advanced Player's Guide will begin on Friday, November 13th. These classes will be presented as free PDF's that you can download starting Friday morning. Every two weeks we will release two of the classes, until all six have been playtested. ... Each pair of classes will be spotlighted for two weeks, but feedback will be accepted through the end...
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But Erik Mona Day Isn't for Weeks…

... But Erik Mona Day Isn't for Weeks… Friday, October 30, 2009Between the slurping of soda and gnashing of teeth garbled thanks issued forth to Pathfinder Wiki mastermind Mark Moreland (yoda8myhead on the boards) and all of our other fiscally indulgent readers who sent about a dozen pizzas the way of the beleaguered Paizo staff this morning. Happy to forget ungracious questions like why, all of us here wanted to extend our full-bellied thanks to our awesome/insane (awesomely insane?) readers...
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Welcome to Paizo

... Welcome to Paizo Friday, August 21, 2009With the release of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook, there are a lot of new faces here on the board, so we thought that this would be a good time to say hello and to give folks a quick tour of the site. ... I suspect that many of the new folks are here because of the Pathfinder RPG, so there is no better place to start than our new Core Rulebook. Of course, we have much more in store for this game, so you definitely want to visit the...
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While We Were Gone

... While We Were Gone Wednesday, August 19, 2009While some of us were back in blissful Seattle sipping ice tea and lounging on the beaches and others of us were still trekking back from Gen Con—drunk on our own sleep deprivation and tears—Ashton Sperry, paper minis mogul and N’wah from the boards, decided to drop by. While most of us missed him, he certainly left his mark. Here are just a few of the scribbles that followed in Ashton's wake. Sorry we missed you man, but thanks for...
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ENnies 2009 Dream Date Auction

... ENnies 2009 Dream Date Auction Thursday, August 6, 2009Do you like awards shows? ... Do you like sitting with Paizo Publishing at awards shows? ... Do you like sitting with Paizo Publishing at awards shows and walking away with a pile of loot, such as a signed copy of the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook, a copy of Pathfinder #19, a Pathfinder Chronicles Campaign Setting, a GameMastery Flip Mat, and a copy of the Gary Gygax novel, Infernal Sorceress? ... If you answered yes to these...
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2009 ENnie Nominations!

... 2009 ENnie Nominations! Tuesday, July 21, 2009The dash toward the 2009 ENnie Awards has begun with Paizo accepting nominations in six categories, including a fan nomination for Best Publisher! These acknowledgments start off the process of honoring the best products and ideas in the last year of tabletop gaming, but in the end it all relies on you! Be sure to check back in with the ENnies this Friday when voting begins, giving you the chance to cast your ballot for your favorite games and...
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PaizoCon2009

PAIZOCON 2009: You Should'a Been There!

... PAIZOCON 2009: You Should'a Been There! Thursday, June 18, 2009 That sound you heard last Sunday night (heard 'round the world, I'm told) was not Krakatoa II (electric boogaloo?), it was the enormous sigh of relief from me as PAIZOCON 2009 came to a close and did so with a feeling of great satisfaction. ... A little over a year ago, I spent a Saturday morning in a little hotel in Kirkland, WA and watched a small group of Paizo fans, led by Timitius and Lilith from our boards, gather and...
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PAIZOCON: The Aftermath

... PAIZOCON: The Aftermath Monday, June 15, 2009After three incredible days of gaming, chatting, drinking, and nerding out, pretty much all of us here at Paizo are totally wiped. So we're taking today to gradually ease back into things, mostly by dishing about the con, nursing hangovers, and reading Wayfinder, the remarkable fan-made magazine that totally knocked all of our socks off. Thanks a ton to Liz Lilith Courts, Hugo Butterfrog Solis, Adam Daigle, Ashavan Doyon, David Schwartz, Thomas...
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Countdown to PAIZOCON

... Countdown to PAIZOCON Thursday, June 11, 2009PAIZOCON is tomorrow! The massive event schedule lists all of the awesome activities attendees can expect to take part in, but here are some of the real gems that I'm looking forward to: ... As I mentioned in Tuesday's Countdown to PAIZOCON blog, guests and Paizo staff will have the opportunity to wine and dine together during Saturday's banquet. One of the reasons I'm most excited about the banquet is the opportunity to meet fellow Paizonians....
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Leather-Bound Pathfinder Beta

Leather-Bound Pathfinder Beta Thursday, April 30, 2009So our fans are apparently crazy... crazy awesome. Check out this leather-bound copy of the Pathfinder RPG Beta sent to our office by Sean, who posts on the messageboards as yellowdingo. The lovingly made book was well used by Sean and his fellow Beta playtesters, and includes all of the web enhancements for the Beta, as well as his personal notes from the playtest. It's really quite amazing! ... David Eitelbach ... Editorial Intern ...
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Paizo Twitter

... Paizo Twitter Friday, April 24, 2009We've been tweeting! As of yesterday afternoon Paizo has its very own Twitter account. Come join the more than 200 Twitter users already getting nearly 24-hour-a-day updates on all sorts of Pathfinder info, Pathfinder RPG details, and other Paizo ephemera! Follow along on the Paizo Twitter page right here. ... There's also a new Twitter page for Planet Stories, where you can get endless updates on all your favorite pulp science fiction and fantasy...
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