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RPGSuperstar2014

Victoria Jaczko Wins RPG Superstar 2014!

We are thrilled to announce the winner of the 2014 RPG Superstar contest. After 4 months, more than 1000 submissions, and nearly half a million votes, game designer Victoria Jaczko is 2014's RPG Superstar! Paizo will publish Jaczko's winning Pathfinder Module pitch, The Daughters of Fury, set to release November 2014.

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Superstar 2014: Vote For Your Superstar!

Now it's time for you, the voters, to pick the next RPG Superstar! Each voter gets one vote. The voting ends Monday, March 10th, at 2 PM Pacific time. The ultimate winner will be announced on Tuesday, March 11th.

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Superstar 2014: Top 4 Revealed!

Paizo Publishing today announced the Top 4 for RPG Superstar! Judges John Compton, Crystal Frasier, and Rob Lazzaretti gave their critiques on the 16 locations, encounters, and maps submitted for Round 3, and the 4 entries which received the most votes from the public advance to become the Top 4!

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Superstar 2014: Round 3 Voting!

Voting is now open for the encounter round of RPG Superstar 2014. This is where the competition gets fierce--only four competitors from our Top 16 get to advance to the final round, and your votes determine who those lucky and talented four are!

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Superstar 2014: Top 16 Revealed!

Paizo Publishing today announced the Top 16 for RPG Superstar! Judges Liz Courts, Lee Hammock, and Patrick Renie gave their critiques on the 32 monsters submitted for Round 1, and the 16 monsters who received the most votes from the public advance to become the Top 16!

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Superstar 2014: Round 2 Voting!

Voting is now open for the monster round of RPG Superstar 2014. For the first time in forever, the public gets to vote on a selection of 32 monsters submitted by amateur game designers!

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Superstar 2014: Top 32 Revealed!

Paizo Publishing today announced the finalists for RPG Superstar, the largest open-call tabletop roleplaying game design contest in history. The paizo.com community cast over half a million votes to sort the best gamer-submitted wondrous items using the rules from the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, available in stores and in electronic form at paizo.com. Judges Judy Bauer, Patrick Renie, and Russ Morrissey selected the best 32 items from the highest-voted wondrous items. The Top 32 wondrous items are now on display at paizo.com, complete with judge commentary. Gamers are invited to contribute their own comments to the entries.

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Superstar 2014: Round 1 Voting is Closed!

And with the flipping of an electronic switch, voting is closed for Round 1 of RPG Superstar 2014!

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Superstar 2014: Don't Fear the Reaper

Superstar 2014: Don't Fear the Reaper Tuesday, January 7, 2014 Hello, gamers, and welcome back to RPG Superstar 2014! ... We've had a week of public voting for the Round 1 wondrous item submissions, and now we have enough data to evaluate which are the least popular items in the submission pool. In order to help focus the voters on evaluating the better items, today we culled many of the the lowest-ranked items. For your information: So far we've had nearly 200,000 votes cast.; The culled...
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Superstar 2014: R1 Submissions are Closed, Public Voting is Open!

Hello, gamers, and welcome back to RPG Superstar 2014! I'm Sean K Reynolds, host of this year's RPG Superstar competition, designer at Paizo, and a judge for the previous four RPG Superstar competitions.

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Superstar 2014: Last-Minute Advice for Round 1

Hello, gamers, and welcome again to RPG Superstar 2014! I'm Sean K Reynolds, host of this year's RPG Superstar competition, designer at Paizo, and a judge for the previous four RPG Superstar competitions.

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RPG Superstar 2014: Week 1 Advice

So far after a full week since the Round 1 submission period started, we have about 200 wondrous items in the hopper, which is about on par for previous years. Given that we usually have a surge of entries at the start and end of the Round 1 open call, I expect we'll have about as many wondrous items this year as we did last year. Here's some quick advice for everyone who hasn't submitted an item yet.

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It's the Most Superstar Time of the Year!

It's time for RPG Superstar 2014! Every year, Paizo holds an annual open-call RPG design competition to give the best and brightest aspiring game designers a chance to show the world their talent. This year's winner will receive a contract to write a Pathfinder Module to be published by Paizo.

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No Tears at This Bitter Manor

My first RPG game was a high-level adventure, and had something to do with queens, demons, webs, and pits. We didn't last long, but I was hooked on the concept. Over the years, I graduated from aimless power gamer to aspiring storyteller. I've been blessed with great friends and great campaigns. Though I cherish my faith and family more than anything, I have been a gamer longer than any other attribute or hobby I could ascribe to myself, so this opportunity is very special to me.

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Pathfinder Module: Doom Comes to Dustpawn (PFRPG)

Superstars from Spaaaace!

It’s no secret that the Pathfinder campaign setting includes a number of science-fiction elements, from the future-tech-wielding barbarians of Numeria to the crashed flying cities of the Shory in the Mwangi Expanse. Back in 2012, RPG Superstar contestant Mike Welham tapped into this underlying theme of the setting and ran with it, and his adventure proposal for Doom Comes to Dustpawn ultimately won the contest by a public vote.

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RPG Superstar 2013: Steven Helt!

After 4 months and more than half a million votes cast, we are proud to announce that Steven Helt is the winner of RPG Superstar™ 2013! Paizo will be publishing Helt's winning Pathfinder Module proposal, which has been renamed Tears at Bitter Manor.

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Vote for the Next RPG Superstar!

The time has come to determine this year's RPG Superstar! For Round 5, each of our Top 4 competitors have submitted a Pathfinder Module adventure proposal. They've rolled with the puches and absorbed feedback from the judges and voters, and now it's time to see who will come out on top!

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RPG Superstar: Top 4 Announced!

Congratulations to the Top 4! Now is the time to double down in their efforts and write a proposal for an exciting adventure that'll impress the judges and the voters. Check back on March 26, 2013, to view the final entries for RPG Superstar 2013!

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RPG Superstar: Round 4 Submissions!

The official playtest period for the Round 4 encounters is over and voting is open! Voting closes Monday, March 11, so you still have a few days if you want to playtest the encounters. Whether or not you get a chance to playtest, be sure to read the entries and playtest feedback from other gamers, then cast your vote.

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RPG Superstar: Round 4 Submissions!

The Top 8 RPG Superstar contestants have completed their Round 4 entries! This round, our contestants have created a Golarion Location, Map and Encounter. Round 4 included a couple new twists: the contestants must use another designer's monster, and the encounter had to include a trap. Fan votes will determine who of the Top 8 advances to Round 5, where the Top 4 will be submitting a Pathfinder Module adventure proposal.

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RPG Superstar 2013 Top 8 Announced!

The Top 8 for RPG Superstar have been chosen! In Round 4, they will be creating a Golarion Location, Map and Encounter. In this round, fan votes determine who advances to Round 5, in which the Top 4 will submit a Pathfinder Module adventure proposal.

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RPG Superstar 2013 Round 3 Voting!

Voting is now open for the monster round of RPG Superstar 2013. View and comment on the Top 16 monster stat blocks and vote for your favorites! The voting booth closes Monday, February 18th, at 2 PM Pacific Time.

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RPG Superstar 2013 Top 16 Announced!

The votes are in, and this year's Top 16 contestants in Paizo's RPG Superstar competition have been chosen! In Round 3 of the competition, each of the Top 16 will be submitting a Bestiary-style Golarion monster. Entries for Round 3 are due this Friday at 2 PM Pacific time. Voting on Round 3 will begin on February 12, 2013 at 2 PM Pacific Time.

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RPG Superstar 2013 Round 2 Voting and Monster Rules

This is just a quick reminder that voting is open for the archetype round of RPG Superstar 2013. View and comment on the Top 32 finalists' archetypes and vote for your favorites! The voting booth closes Monday, February 4th, at 2 PM Pacific Time.

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RPG Superstar: Round 2!

Our Top 32 contestants have submitted their Round 2 new archetypes! These round two submissions have been revealed to the general public with judges’ comments. Discuss the entries and vote for your favorite! Voting ends on February 4 and the Top 16 by votes will move on to Round 3. You can change your mind anytime until voting closes Monday, February 4 at 2:00 PM Pacific time.

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RPG Superstar™ 2013 Top 32 Revealed

Paizo Publishing today announced the finalists for RPG Superstar, the largest open-call tabletop roleplaying game design contest in history. The paizo.com community cast over half a million votes to sort the best gamer-submitted wondrous items using the rules from the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, available in stores and in electronic form at paizo.com. Judges Wolfgang Baur, Clark Peterson, and Sean K Reynolds selected the best 32 items from the highest-voted wondrous items. The Top 32 wondrous items are now on display at paizo.com, complete with judge commentary and additional comments from 2012 RPG Superstar finalists Steve Miller, James Olchak, and Tom Phillips, and winner Mike Welham. Gamers are invited to contribute their own comments to the entries.

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The Paizo Community is a Collective Judgernaut!

We've said it before but it bears repeating: when we asked you to help us sort through the wondrous items for RPG Superstar Round 1, we had no idea just how dedicated our fans truly are. We had almost a half million total votes cast. That's at least 8,000 hours of cumulative time spent ranking items, or the equivalent of one person* working full time for more than four years—all over the course of a single month.

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RPG Superstar Round 1 Voting Has 1 Week Left!

Public voting for the wondrous item round of RPG Superstar is in its last seven days. Did you hear about the the new messageboard titles for voters? Even with just a week left, if you spend an hour or two each day voting on wondrous items, you should be able to earn at least a Dedicated Voter title.

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RPG Superstar Round 1 Voting Update

When we first discussed the idea of letting the fans vote on their favorite wondrous items, we didn't know what kind of participation we'd get. The response has significantly exceeded our expectations! These numbers, current as of the posting of this blog, show just how excited people are about this contest:

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RPG Superstar 2013 Round 1 Voting is Open!

Today is the start of something new. In previous years of RPG Superstar, only the judges saw the wondrous item submissions, and the judges decided which ones would become the Top 32. This year, the wondrous items are public, and your votes help select the Top 32 finalists!

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RPG Superstar 2013 Round 2: Archetypes

The submission period for Round 1 wondrous items is over! The tech team is preparing the voting software as we speak. So what's next?

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RPG Superstar 2013 Deadline Reminder

Have you submitted a wondrous item for RPG Superstar 2013 yet? The deadline to submit your item is one week away! We have hundreds of submissions so far, but there's plenty of room for more—and yours might be exactly what the voters are looking for! Check out my RPG Superstar advice thread for some tips about your item!

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RPG Superstar™ 2012: Mike Welham!

RPG Superstar™ 2012: Mike Welham! Tuesday, April 3, 2012After five rounds of intensive competition, amateur game designer Mike Welham has won RPG Superstar 2012! ... RPG Superstar is the largest annual tabletop roleplaying design contest. The popular vote of paizo.com's more than 200,000-strong fan community chose Mike Welham's Doom Comes to Dustpawn Pathfinder Module proposal. Welham will receive a contract to write the full adventure for Doom Comes to Dustpawn, which will be released...
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RPG Superstar™: Vote For Your Superstar!

RPG Superstar™: Vote For Your Superstar! Tuesday, March 27, 2012The time has come to determine this year's RPG Superstar™! For Round 5, each of our Top 4 competitors have submitted a 3,000 word Pathfinder Module adventure proposal. They've rolled with the puches and absorbed feedback from the judges and voters, and now it's time to see who will come out on top! ... Congratulations again to our Top 4! Get to voting and determine who will become RPG Superstar™ 2012! Voting...
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RPG Superstar: Round 5, Go Go Go!

RPG Superstar: Round 5, Go Go Go! Thursday, March 22, 2012The Top 4 competitors in RPG Superstar 2012 are hard at work on their adventure proposals, which are due tomorrow at 2 p.m. Pacific Time! This weekend the four judges and guest judge James Jacobs review these entries, and on Tuesday, March 27, they go live for public reading and voting! ... Don’t worry, competitors, you still have more than 24 hours to go before the deadline! James, Mike, Steve, Tom... good luck! ... Sean K Reynolds...
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RPG Superstar™: Advice from Your Future

RPG Superstar™: Advice from Your Future Thursday, March 15, 2012To the top four competitors: congratulations! Though I’m not a guest judge this round, I will be the person developing the winner’s submission, so I thought I’d take the opportunity while you’re putting together your adventure proposals to offer some advice. Chances are good that the same elements I touch on here are the same things Clark, James, Neil, Ryan, and Sean will be looking for and judging you on next weekend, so...
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RPG Superstar™: Top 4 Announced!

RPG Superstar™: Top 4 Announced! Thursday, March 8, 2012Congratulations to our Top 4 RPG Superstar™ competitors! ... Steve Miller - Raleigh, NC ... James Olchak - Raleigh, NC Tom Phillips - Fleming Island, FL ... Mike Welham - Kernersville, NC ... The Top 4 competitors have rolled with the punches and absorbed feedback from the judges and the voters. Now they are making that last push toward the finish line. Now is the time to double down in their efforts and write a proposal for...
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RPG Superstar™: Get Those Round 4 Votes In!

RPG Superstar™: Get Those Round 4 Votes In! Thursday, March 8, 2012The official playtest period for the Round 4 encounters is over and voting is open! Voting closes Monday, March 12, so you still have a few days if you want to playtest the encounters. Whether or not you get a chance to playtest, be sure to read the entries and playtest feedback from other gamers, then cast your vote. Next round is the big challenge: create an adventure proposal for a 32-page Pathfinder Module. The...
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RPG Superstar™: Voting for Round 4!

RPG Superstar™: Voting for Round 4! Tuesday, March 6, 2012Our Top 8 contestant have had their entries playtested by you and it's time to vote! 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...
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RPG Superstar™: Grab a character sheet!

RPG Superstar™: Grab a character sheet! Thursday, March 1, 2012The Round 4 entries for RPG Superstar are live! Take a look at the locations and encounters designed by the Top 8, playtest the encounter with your group, and post your results! Your playtest feedback may be what pushes a competitor into one of the Top 4... or knock him out of the running entirely! ... Voting opens Tuesday, March 6, and closes Monday, March 12! ... Sean K Reynolds ... Developer and RPG Superstar Judge ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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RPG Superstar: Round 2!

RPG Superstar: Round 2! Tuesday, January 31, 2012Our Top 32 contestants have submitted their Round 2 new organization concepts! These round two submissions have been revealed to the general public with judges’ comments. Discuss the entries and vote for your favorite! Voting ends on February 6 and the Top 16 by votes will move on to Round 3. You can change your mind anytime until voting closes Monday, February 6 at 2 p.m. Pacific time. ... The ultimate winner of RPG Superstar, announced April...
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RPG Superstar: Item Feedback

RPG Superstar: Item Feedback Thursday, January 26, 2012Tuesday, we announced the Top 32 for RPG Superstar. Now those lucky, skilled gamers are hammering away at the Round 2 task of designing a new Golarion organization. Their submissions are due Friday, secretly reviewed by the judges over the weekend, and go live for voting on Tuesday, January 31. Good luck to the Top 32! ... If you submitted a wondrous item and didn’t make it into the Top 32, don’t lose heart! One, not winning your first...
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RPG Superstar™ 2012 Top 32 Revealed

RPG Superstar™ 2012 Top 32 Revealed Tuesday, January 24, 2012Paizo Publishing today announced the finalists for RPG Superstar, the largest open-call tabletop roleplaying game design contest in history. Judges Ryan Dancey, Clark Peterson, Sean K Reynolds, and Neil Spicer selected the Top 32 from hundreds of submissions in an initial contest to design a wondrous item using the rules from the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, available in stores and in electronic form on paizo.com. The Top 32...
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Words from the RPG Superstar Trenches

Words from the RPG Superstar Trenches Thursday, January 12, 2012As the four judges whittle down the RPG Superstar wondrous item “keeps” pile from about 60 to just 32 + 4 alternates, I thought we could take some time to hear from two of our guest judges for Round 1—Sean McGowan and Jerral Toi, who made it to the Top 4 last year. Take it away, gentlemen! ... Sean K Reynolds ... Designer and RPG Superstar Judge ... ∗∗∗ ... RPG Superstar has, over the past few years, become...
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Round 1 Deadline is Tomorrow!

Round 1 Deadline is Tomorrow! Thursday, January 5, 2012Greetings, potential superstars! This is just a warning that the deadline for your Round 1 wondrous item submission is tomorrow at 2 PM Pacific Time! ... What's that? You say you haven't submitted an item? Why not? You have nothing to lose by submitting an item. Every year, most of the competitors who advance to Round 2 planned their item ahead of time, but we always have a few who decided at the last minute to participate. There's still...
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Here's to a Wondrous 4712

Here's to a Wondrous 4712 Monday, January 2, 2012The Paizo offices are closed today as we all celebrate another orbital cycle around the sun, and it’s likely many of you fine Paizo blog readers are off today doing the same. But that doesn’t mean everyone should relax. No, the fine RPG Superstar judges are working hard to pare down the entrants in this year’s contest to the 32 best submissions, and since their judging duties are in addition to their everyday jobs, a day off is a great time to...
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Round 2 Challenge Preview—Organization Name

Round 2 Challenge Preview Thursday, December 29, 2011Greetings, potential superstars! There’s been some discussion about the Round 2: Organizations challenge, as smart competitors want to start working on a Round 2 submission early just in case they make it into the Top 32. While we haven’t finalized the rules document for Round 2 yet, we have decided the Organization format will match that in the Inner Sea World Guide, which looks like this: ... Organization NameAlignment: [two-letter...
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Status Report: RPG Superstar 2012

Status Report: RPG Superstar 2012 Thursday, December 15, 2011We’re one week into the Round 1 submission period and we already have 12 items in the “keep” pile! If we maintain this pace, we’ll have well over 40 interesting wondrous item submissions when the round closes on January 6th! At that point, the three other judges and I have the difficult task of whittling down those “keeps” to the Top 32 (plus four alternates), whose next task is to write a “new organization” for Round 2! ... Have...
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It's RPG Superstar Time!

It's RPG Superstar Time! Monday, December 5, 2011Tomorrow marks the official launch of RPG Superstar 2012, Paizo’s annual open-call RPG design competition! That means a lot of excitement here at the Paizo offices, because if this year’s Superstar is anything like the previous four, we’re about to discover some serious design talent that will help us years into the future. ... As in previous years, the final winner of this year’s RPG Superstar will receive a contract to write a Pathfinder...
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RPG Superstar 2011 has a winner!

... RPG Superstar 2011 has a winner! Tuesday, March 22, 2011Paizo challenged amateur game designers from around the world to show off their skills in RPG Superstar 2011, the fourth season of Paizo's search for great undiscovered game designers. Judges Ryan Dancey, Sean K Reynolds, Mark Moreland, and Neil Spicer narrowed the field to 32 would-be RPG Superstars, and guest judges including Paizo designer Stephen Radney-MacFarland, cartographers Jared Blando and Robert Lazzaretti, and Paizo's...
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RPG Superstar 2011 Final Round Voting Begins

RPG Superstar 2011 Final Round Voting Begins Tuesday, March 15, 2011It’s time to vote for the RPG Superstar! We’ve seen the field winnowed down to just 4 competitors. Each has created a 3,000-word adventure proposal for the Pathfinder Modules line, and whoever the voters choose gets his or her adventure published by Paizo! ... It has been a long and difficult journey. The competitors have slogged through hard deadlines and brand new game design territory. Their reward for all this work is the...
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Let's Get Ready to Rumble!

... Let's Get Ready to Rumble! Tuesday, February 22, 2011The Top 8 survivors have battled their way to this point and have spent the last couple of weeks designing a unique encounter set in Golarion. They've written stat blocks, some flavor text, and created maps in the hopes of moving on to the next round. Regular judges Ryan Dancey, Mark Moreland, Sean K Reynolds, and Neil Spicer, plus special guest judges, professional cartographers and regular Paizo contributors Rob Lazzaretti and Jared...
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RPG Superstar™ 2011 Top 8

... RPG Superstar™ 2011 Top 8 February 15, 2011Eight amateur game designers have advanced to Round 4 of Paizo Publishing's RPG Superstar, the largest open-call tabletop roleplaying design contest in history. Paizo Designer Stephen Radney-MacFarland joined Pathfinder Tales author (Prince of Wolves) Dave Gross, celebrity judges Sean K Reynolds and Mark Moreland from Paizo, former Dungeons & Dragons Brand Manager and creator of the Open Gaming Movement Ryan Dancey, and RPG Superstar 2009...
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Design Tuesday: Superstar Maps!

Design Tuesday: Superstar Maps! Tuesday, February 15, 2011For RPG Superstar last year, I put together a series of quick map sketches with commentary on my personal blog in order to show different map turnovers, ranging from absolutely pathetic to pretty good. This year, we've migrated that information to here on the Paizo blog so it's easier for competitors to find. ... As a general tip, make your maps legible. If your map is just a few wavy lines on the page, if your handwriting is so...
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Pathfinder Module: Cult of the Ebon Destroyers (PFRPG)

The Origin of the Garuda

... Illustration by Carolina Eade ... The Origin of the Garuda Wednesday, February 9, 2011As we find ourselves deep in the midst of RPG Superstar 2011, it is fitting that last year's winning adventure proposal is shipping out to subscribers this week. Matthew Goodall's Cult of the Ebon Destroyers pits the PCs against a despicable cult of assassins and murderers from the distant land of Vudra. Among the many new Vudran elements featured in the module is the book's new monster—the garuda....
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Time to Vote!

... Time to Vote! February 8, 2011The Top 16 survivors are back with descriptions and complete Pathfinder Roleplaying Game statistics for their winning villains. Regular judges Ryan Dancey, Mark Moreland, Sean K Reynolds, and Neil Spicer, plus guest judges Pathfinder Tales author Dave Gross (Prince of Wolves) and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Designer Stephen Radney-MacFarland, have posted their comments and recommendations to the discussion pages of all 16 submissions, and now it's your turn...
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The Top 16!

The Top 16! Tuesday, February 1, 2011After a record number of votes in this year's Round 2, sixteen amateur game designers have advanced to Round 3 of Paizo Publishing’s RPG Superstar, the largest open-call tabletop roleplaying design contest in history. Ryan Dancey, father of the Open Gaming movement, joined celebrity judges Sean K Reynolds and Mark Moreland from Paizo and RPG Superstar 2009 winner Neil Spicer to critique 400-word class archetype concepts submitted by the top 32 Round 1...
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Round 2: Vote for your favorite Archetypes!

Round 2: Vote for your favorite Archetypes! Tuesday, January 25, 2011Our Top 32 contestants have submitted their Round 2 alternate class concepts for use with Paizo's Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and judges Ryan Dancey, Sean K Reynolds, Mark Moreland and Neil Spicer have commented on each contestant's submission. Now you can read and critique the top 32, and then vote for your favorites! The 16 designers garnering the most votes will continue on to Round 3 and the ultimate winner will earn a...
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Pathfinder Module: Cult of the Ebon Destroyers (PFRPG)

Ebon Destroyers!

... Illustrations by Carolina Eade and Mike Sass. Wallpaper design by Crystal Frasier. Widescreen version here. ... Ebon Destroyers! Friday, January 21, 2010As I was contemplating which wall paper to put up on the blog this week, Warehouse Will made it super easy since he came by to drop off advance preview copies of our upcoming products. The Inner Sea Poster Map Folio (3-1/2' × 5' of map goodness) and Condition Cards are awesome, but what really got me excited were my copies of Cult...
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The Top 32

The Top 32 Tuesday, January 18, 2011The 2011 RPG Superstar contest drew in hundreds of entries from around the world in a contest to crown the ultimate new roleplaying game design talent. The judges spent the better part of six weeks whittling down the entries to a top 32 finalists and 4 alternates. With their hard work done, the onus now rests on the public to crown the next RPG Superstar! ... Artus Nemati — Mirrored Lantern of the Pious Seeker ... Charles Dunwoody — Iron Bands...
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Things Are Afoot in Redmond! (Pt. 2)

Things Are Afoot in Redmond! (Pt. 2) Monday, January 17, 2011The new year continues to move on and tomorrow we'll be announcing who the Top 32 winners of RPG Superstar 2011 are. Keep an eye on the blog because at 2 p.m. PST we'll have the complete list of winners. ... Hyrum. ... Marketing and Organized Play Manager ...
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RPG Superstar™ 2011 Round 2 Rules

... RPG Superstar™ 2011 Round 2 Rules Wednesday, January 12, 2011We aren't quite ready to announce the Top 32 contestants for RPG Superstar 2011 just yet. The judges are still working furiously to select the best wondrous items from the record-breaking number submitted. ... However, we are ready to reveal the Round 2 Rules and FAQ to give everyone who submitted an item a head start on their new archetype. This year, we're revealing the rules for each round a bit earlier to give our...
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The Kobold King Says Get Your Superstar Entry In!

... The Kobold King Says Get Your Superstar Entry In! Thursday, December 30, 2010 ... Illustration by Warren Mahy ... Tomorrow at 2pm PST the first round of RPG Superstar™ 2010 will end. The judges will go over the entries and pick the best 32, and the winners will move on to Round 2. Ultimately, we'll get down to the Top 4, who will all receive a contract to write for us. The ultimate winner will get to write a Pathfinder Module, while the remaining members of the Top 4 will get to...
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RPG Superstar 2011: Time Is Running Out!

... RPG Superstar 2011: Time Is Running Out! Tuesday, December 21, 2010Have you ever wanted to be a published professional game designer? We're two weeks into Round 1 of this year's RPG Superstar 2011 competition and have less than two weeks to go, so you still have a chance! ... Judges Ryan Dancey, Mark Moreland, Neil Spicer, and myself have waded through hundreds of item submissions so far, with the expectations of hundreds more, and overall we're very impressed with the quality level of...
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RPG Superstar 2011 Begins Today!

... RPG Superstar 2011 Begins Today! Friday, December 3, 2010Later today, Round 1 of this year's RPG Superstar 2011 competition begins! If you've ever wanted to be a professional game designer, this is an incredible opportunity—and all you have to do (for now) is think up a cool wondrous item and submit it! ... Two big reminders: If you want to participate in the competition, you have to get involved in Round 1!; The deadline for submitting your wondrous item is December 31, 2010, at 2...
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RPG Superstar 2011 Advice

... RPG Superstar 2011 Advice Tuesday, November 16, 2010Do you want a shot at becoming a professional game designer? If so, you should enter the RPG Superstar 2011 competition. Though the competition doesn't begin until December 3rd, that's just when we start accepting submissions. Be smart and start working on your Round 1 wondrous item submission now. That gives you a few extra weeks to refine your item concept. ... You should also check out the series of posts I'm writing giving advice...
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RPG Superstar™ 2011

RPG Superstar™ 2011 Monday, November 15, 2010Paizo Publishing, LLC® is proud to announce RPG Superstar 2011, the fourth season of its popular RPG design contest. The search for the newest talent in RPG design begins December 3, 2010 on paizo.com. ... We’ve been blown away by the success of the contest,” said Lisa Stevens, CEO of Paizo Publishing. Each year the contest gets bigger and better. This year not only will we publish the winner’s entry as a Pathfinder Module, but the remaining...
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Pathfinder Module: Cult of the Ebon Destroyers (PFRPG)

Jalmeray Spicy!

... Jalmeray Spicy! Friday, November 12, 2010Just this week, I finished development of RPG Superstar 2010 winner Matthew Goodall's awesome Pathfinder Module, Cult of the Ebon Destroyers. One of the best parts of the process was seeing the final art come in for the evil cultists who make this such an evocative adventure. So do what I did while poring over Matt's turnover and set your Pandora station to sitar music, get yourself a tangy curry or some buttered naan, and check out these pieces...
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Oh Look, More Venture-Captains!

... Oh Look, More Venture-Captains! October 27, 2010A few weeks ago we announced 13 Regional Coordinators that we're calling Venture-Captains. Since then, Mark and I have been going through the entire Pathfinder Society program and starting the process of making sure Season 2 ends with a bang you'll all remember, making plans for Season 3 (which will be awesome, trust me), and going through all of the rules for the Society program itself. In between all of that, I've reviewed a number of...
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Fellnight Prequel

... Fellnight Prequel Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 09:33 AM PacificRPG Superstar winner Neil Spicer runs his Realm of the Fellnight Queen prequel. ... Joshua J. Frost ... Events Manager
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RPG Superstar 2010 has a winner!

RPG Superstar 2010 has a winner! Tuesday, March 23, 2010Paizo challenged amateur game designers from around the world to show off their skills in RPG Superstar 2010, the third season of Paizo's search for great undiscovered game designers. Judges Clark Peterson of Necromancer Games and Paizo's own Sean K Reynolds and F. Wesley Schneider narrowed the field to 32 would-be RPG Superstars, and guest judges including game designer Greg A. Vaughan, cartographers Corey Macourek and Robert...
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Choose the winner of RPG Superstar 2010!

Choose the winner of RPG Superstar 2010! Tuesday, March 16, 2010The Top 4 contestants have each written a proposal for a Pathfinder Module to be published for Paizo's Pathfinder Roleplaying Game! Regular judges Clark Peterson of Necromancer Games, and Paizo's own Sean K Reynolds and Wes Schneider have reviewed each proposal along with Pathfinder Creative Director James Jacobs, our guest judge for the round. Vote for your favorite submission by March 22, and on March 23, we'll announce which...
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The Beginning of the End

... The Beginning of the End Tuesday, March 16, 2010This is it folks! The finalists have put their pens aside, the judges have had their say, and now it's up to you. At 2:00 PDT this afternoon voting to decide this year's RPG Superstar begins. Make sure you're back here to check out the four fateful adventure proposals, one of which will soon begin on the path to actual publication. Your opportunity to vote ends Monday the 22nd, so make your choice carefully as it all comes down this! Good...
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RPG Superstar Entries Due Today!

... RPG Superstar Entries Due Today! Friday, March 12, 2010Today is the deadline for this year's Top 4 RPG Superstar competitors to hand over their adventure proposal. This weekend, the judges—including guest judge James Jacobs—review the proposals, and on Tuesday they go live for public voting. ... Alexander MacLeod, Jim Groves, Matt Goodall, and Matthew McGee have been plowing through the rounds of the competition since December of last year. Now they're in the home stretch....
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Random Encounters in the Fellnight Mist—Mist Random Encounters

... Random Encounters in the Fellnight Mist Monday, March 8, 2010Here's some more bonus material for the Pathfinder Module Realm of the Fellnight Queen. The RPG Superstar 2009 adventure by Neil Spicer originally included some additional random encounters at the beginning of Part 2: Lost in the Mist, but they were cut for space reasons. Adding these encounters helps to reinforce the eerie atmosphere of the mist. Mist Random Encounters Roll on the following chart to generate a random encounter...
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The final round of RPG Superstar 2010 has begun!

The final round of RPG Superstar 2010 has begun! Tuesday, March 2, 2010You have chosen the Top 4 contestants, and they're working on their final challenge! Each contestant will write a proposal for a Pathfinder Module for Paizo's Pathfinder Roleplaying Game! Regular judges Clark Peterson of Necromancer Games and Paizo's own Sean K Reynolds and Wes Schneider will review each proposal along with Creative Director James Jacobs, our guest judge for the round. Your votes will determine which...
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GameMastery Module D0: Hollow's Last Hope (OGL)

Arvormeigh, Nixie Rogue

... Arvormeigh, Nixie Rogue Monday, March 1, 2010 ... Illustration by Concept Art House ... Here's a bit of bonus material for the Pathfinder Module Realm of the Fellnight Queen. The RPG Superstar 2009 adventure by Neil Spicer originally featured this character in one encounter, but she ended up on the cutting room floor to make the adventure fit the page count. Now she's back and ready to annoy some PCs! Spoiler: Arvormeigh originally appeared in the Upper Pool area of the Dead Man's Drop...
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Pick the RPG Superstar 2010 Top 4!

Pick the RPG Superstar 2010 Top 4! Tuesday, February 23, 2010It's time to narrow down the 8 remaining contestants to just 4! The eight semifinalists have designed and mapped a Golarion location with an encounter featuring the monsters designed in the previous rounds! Guest judges and master cartographers Corey Macourek and Robert Lazzaretti have regular judges Clark Peterson of Necromancer Games, Wes Schneider, and Sean K Reynolds in reviewing each entry. Your votes will determine the four...
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Announcing your RPG Superstar 2010 Semifinalists!

Announcing your RPG Superstar 2010 Semifinalists! Tuesday, February 16, 2010Your favorite 8 contestants are advancing to Round 4! This time, their task is to design and map a Golarion location! Regular judges Clark Peterson of Necromancer Games, and Paizo's own Wes Schneider and Sean K Reynolds will review each entry along with guest judges Corey Macourek, and Robert Lazzaretti. Your votes will determine the four contestants who will compete in the final round of RPG Superstar 2010, battling...
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Round 3 Monster Stat Blocks Now Open for Comment and Voting!

Round 3 Monster Stat Blocks Now Open for Comment and Voting! Tuesday, February 9, 2010The Top 16 survivors of Round 2 are back with revised monster descriptions and complete Pathfinder Roleplaying Game statistics for their winning villains. Regular judges Clark Peterson (Necromancer Games), Wes Schneider, and Sean K Reynolds (Paizo), and guest judge and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Lead Designer Jason Bulmahn have posted their comments and recommendations to the discussion pages of all 16...
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RPG Superstar Round 3 Voting Begins Today!

... RPG Superstar Round 3 Voting Begins Today! Tuesday, February 9, 2010This year's Top 16 competitors have beaten out hundreds of rivals, writing about wondrous items, strange new monsters, and now presenting a complete Bestiary-style stat block for their monster. Today at 2 p.m., voting begins for Round 3. Come check out the contestants' monsters and the comments from the judges—including guest judge Jason Bulmahn! Voting ends Monday, February 15, at 2 p.m. Pacific time! ... Stay...
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RPG Superstar™ 2010: 16 finalists advance to Round 3!

RPG Superstar™ 2010: 16 finalists advance to Round 3! Round 3 contestants will create monster stat blocks Tuesday, February 2, 2010Our Top 32 contestants submitted their Round 2 entries in the form of monster concepts for use with Paizo's Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. In addition to regular judges Clark Peterson, Sean K Reynolds, and Wes Schneider, guest judge Greg Vaughan commented on each contestant's submission. You voted for your favorites, selecting our Top 16 contestants; the...
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Voting Booth Closes Today for RPG Superstar Monsters

... Voting Booth Closes Today for RPG Superstar Monsters Monday, February 1, 2010Just a quick reminder—the voting for Round 2 of RPG Superstar 2010 ends today at 2 p.m. Pacific Time! If you haven't visited the voting booth yet, there's still a little time left! Tomorrow, we announce the Top 16 competitors who advance to Round 3! ... Sean K Reynolds ... RPG Superstar Judge ...
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Pathfinder Chronicles: Guide to the River Kingdoms (PFRPG)

River Kingdoms of the Fellnight Queen

... River Kingdoms of the Fellnight Queen Friday, January 29, 2010It's a busy week here at Paizo, and that means it's time for an art blog! So enjoy this sneak peek at some artwork from the upcoming Pathfinder Module Realm of the Fellnight Queen and Pathfinder Chronicles: Guide to the River Kingdoms! ... Illustration by Andrew Kim ... Illustration by Jorge MaeseIllustration by Andres Espara ... Sean K Reynolds ... Developer, Pathfinder Chronicles and Pathfinder Modules ...
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Round Two: Vote for your favorite monsters!

... Round Two: Vote for your favorite monsters! Tuesday, January 26, 2010Our Top 32 contestants submitted their Round 2 entries in the form of monster concepts for use with Paizo's Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. In addition to regular judges Clark Peterson, Sean K Reynolds, and Wesley Schneider, guest judge Greg Vaughan has commented on each contestant's submission. And now you can read and critique the top 32, and then vote for your four favorites! The 16 designers garnering the most votes...
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Round Two Begins!

... Round Two Begins! Tuesday, January 26, 2010Just a heads up to everybody that this afternoon, at 2:00 Pacific time, voting begins on the second round of RPG Superstar! We've got in a nasty bunch of beasties from our 32 Superstar competitors, Clark, Sean, guest judge Greg A. Vaughan, and I have gone through and made our comments, and now its time to cast your vote! You have until February 1st to make your choice known, after which we'll reveal our top 16 contestants. So check back here at...
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The Top 32

The Top 32 Tuesday, January 19, 2010The 2010 RPG Superstar contest drew in hundreds of entries from around the world in a contest to crown the ultimate new roleplaying game design talent. The judges spent the better part of six weeks whittling down the entries to a top 32 finalists and 4 alternates. With their hard work done, the onus now rests on the public to crown the next RPG Superstar! ... Alexander MacLeod (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)—Scapular of True Devotion ... Alex Shideler...
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RPG Superstar Round 2 Starts Today!

... RPG Superstar Round 2 Starts Today! Tuesday, January 19, 2010Hundreds of people submitted a wondrous item for RPG Superstar 2010. Today at 2 p.m., we reveal the Top 32 contestants, their items, and comments from the judges (Clark Peterson, Sean K Reynolds, and Wes Schneider) and guest judges (RPG Superstar 2009 Top 4 finalists Eric Bailey, Kevin Carter, and Matthew Stinson and RPG Superstar 2009 winner Neil Spicer). ... The next challenge for the Top 32 contestants is a bit of a mystery...
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Pathfinder Module: Realm of the Fellnight Queen (PFRPG)

Hail to the Queen, Baby

... Illustration by Dave Rapoza ... Hail to the Queen, Baby Friday, January 15, 2010Ramping up to Tuesday's announcement of this year's RPG Superstar first-round winners, I wanted to remind everybody what all the hype is about. Here we see the cover to Realm of the Fellnight Queen in all its splendor, part of the trophy for 2009's Superstar winner Neil Spicer. Neil's winning proposal debuts in just a few short weeks, and it looks absolutely incredible. So that's the prize folks! The chance to...
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The Deed Is Done!

... The Deed Is Done! Thursday, January 14, 2010After weeks of shuffling and dissection, scrutiny and head scratching, we RPG Superstar judges have whittled the word count of this year's avalanche of wondrous item submissions down from several hundreds of thousands to a precious few thousand. As always, there's been an incredible amount of discussion and debate, finally elevating an impressive selection of 32 especially wondrous items. On behalf of the judges and all of us here at Paizo, I...
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A Trickle of Submissions

... A Trickle of Submissions Thursday, January 7, 2010I love RPG Superstar. I love reading the RPG Superstar threads, I love reading the new ideas, I love the discussions, arguments, and the passion involved in every post. There is a small side effect to RPG Superstar, however, that I'm not sure everyone is aware of: open call submissions for Pathfinder Society vanish. ... What's that mean for you? Well, let's assume 500 people submitted to RPG Superstar (I'm not going to reveal the actual...
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Last Chance to Enter RPG Superstar 2010

Last Chance to Enter RPG Superstar 2010 Thursday, December 31, 2009This is just a reminder that the deadline to enter RPG Superstar 2010 is tomorrow—Friday, January 1st, 2010, at 2 p.m. Pacific Time. If you want to have a chance to show your designer chops and possibly earn the grand prize—a gig writing a 32-page adventure for Paizo—you must submit a wondrous item by the deadline! ... And good luck to everyone who's already entered! Sean K Reynolds ... Judge, RPG Superstar...
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There's a Storm Coming

... There's a Storm Coming Wednesday, December 2, 2009In case you missed yesterday's announcement, Paizo is about to start the third annual RPG Superstar competition! Hundreds of hopefuls will swarm the Paizo server with proposals for magic items in Round 1, and Clark, Wes, and myself will read every single one of them in order to weed out all but the Top 32. Because the submission deadline is January 1st, that means we'll be working over the holiday break to get all of these done just to...
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Pathfinder Module S1: Clash of the Kingslayers (OGL)

The City of Glimmerhold from Clash of the Kingslayers

The City of Glimmerhold from Clash of the Kingslayers Wednesday, March 4, 2009The Pathfinder module Clash of the Kingslayers by RPG Superstar author Leandra Christine Schneider takes place in and around the dwarven city of Glimmerhold. During the development of the adventure, the text ended up running a little long. To make some room, we dropped the map of Glimmerhold, as little of the combat action takes place in the city, and including the map wasn’t critical for running the adventure....
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Didn't Make the RPG Superstar Top 32? Try Pathfinder Society!

Didn't Make the RPG Superstar Top 32? Try Pathfinder Society! Thursday, January 29, 2009The 2009 RPG Superstar contest drew in hundreds of entries from around the world in a contest to crown the ultimate new roleplaying game design talent. It took the judges six weeks to reduce the mountain of entries to the 32 finalists and a handful of alternates. That means hundreds of you didn't make it into the RPG Superstar Top 32—that means that hundreds of you should submit for the Pathfinder...
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Pathfinder Module S1: Clash of the Kingslayers (OGL)

The Clash Begins

The Clash Begins Friday, November 14, 2008It's been many, many months since Leandra Christine Schneider won the first RPG Superstar contest, but we're finally almost there—her module, Clash of the Kingslayers, is going through its last bits of editing as I type this. To celebrate, check out some of the art from the adventure! ... James Jacobs ... Pathfinder Editor-in-Chief ...
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RPG SUPERSTAR: WE HAVE A WINNER!

RPG SUPERSTAR: WE HAVE A WINNER! Wednesday, February 20, 2008In early November Paizo challenged amateur game designers from around the world to show off their skills in a revolutionary online contest called RPG Superstar. From more than 850 submitted wondrous items, celebrity judges Erik Mona (Paizo's Publisher), Wolfgang Baur (Editor-in-Chief, Kobold Quarterly), and Clark Peterson (President, Necromancer Games) narrowed the field to 32 would-be RPG Superstars, and further rounds have...
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RPG Superstar Top 4

RPG Superstar Top 4 Christine Schneider, Neu-Isenburg, Hessen (Germany) ...     Chase on Charred Ground ...     Mind the Machine ...     Arthelia Lady of Legends Undone ...     Theocracy of Carnamach ...     Arcane Anvil ... Clinton Boomer, Macomb, IL (USA) ...     Impartial Tribunal ...     Kakuen-Taka, The Hunger that Moves ...     Abzirael...
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Congratulations to the Top 6

Congratulations to the Top 6The voters have spoken! As the competition rises in difficulty, the contestants now have just a few days to design an encounter. ... Christine Schneider, Neu-Isenburg, Hessen (Germany) ...     Mind the Machine ...     Arthelia Lady of Legends Undone ...     Theocracy of Carnamach ...     Arcane Anvil ... Clinton Boomer, Macomb, IL (USA) ...     Kakuen-Taka, The Hunger that...
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RPG Superstar Top 8

RPG Superstar Top 8The voters have spoken! Congratulations to the Top 8—we're all looking forward to your monsters in Round 4. ... Christine Schneider, Neu-Isenburg, Hessen (Germany) ...     Arthelia Lady of Legends Undone ...     Theocracy of Carnamach, Arcane Anvil ... Clinton Boomer, Macomb, IL (USA) ...     Abzirael Ul-Shadai, the Cackling Whirling ...     Cyrehllan, The Isle of Cold Tears, Crown of the Breaching...
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Voting for Round 3 Entries Is Now Open!

Voting for Round 3 Entries Is Now Open! Wednesday, December 19, 2007The RPG Superstar Top 16 have created their villains and the judges have had their say. Now it's your turn! Vote for your four favorite entries. ... Alexander MacLeod, Raleigh, NC (USA) ...     Torquil Wiesel, Ghost of the Stoneburg ...     Freeholds of Karistynia, Malleus Maleficarum ... Andrew Black, Florence, KY (USA) ...     Kalyani Yafa, High Priestess of the Scaled One...
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RPG Superstar Top 16

RPG Superstar Top 16 Wednesday, December 12Here are the top 16, chosen by you: ... Alexander MacLeod, Raleigh, NC (USA) ...    Freeholds of Karistynia, Malleus Maleficarum ... Andrew Black, Florence, KY (USA) ...    Spine Peaks, Goblin Strand of Ears ... Christine Schneider, Neu-Isenburg, Hessen (Germany) ...    Theocracy of Carnamach, Arcane Anvil ... Clinton Boomer, Macomb, IL (USA) ...    Cyrehllan, The Isle of Cold Tears, Crown...
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Entries for Round 2: Design a Country

Entries for Round 2: Design a Country Wednesday, December 5, 2007The top 32 finalists have completed the assignment to design a country for Round 2, and the judges have weighed in—now it's up to you. Vote for up to five of the following: ... Alex Handley—Kerpiquan: the Land of Lost Civilisations ... Alexander MacLeod—Freeholds of Karistynia ... Andrew Black—Spine Peaks ... Chad Patterson—Steppenland ... Chris Nichols—Iolandis ... Christine...
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The Top 32

The Top 32 Wednesday, November 28, 2007After reviewing more than 850 wondrous items, the judges have selected the 32 RPG Superstar finalists! They are: ... Alex Handley—Talisman of Whispering Souls ... Alexander MacLeod—Malleus Maleficarum ... Andrew Black—Goblin Strand of Ears ... Chad Patterson—Greaves of the Monkey ... Chris Nichols—Deadstring Shears ... Christine Schneider—Arcane Anvil ... Clinton Boomer—Crown of the Breaching Legion ... Daniele...
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Get Your Big Break!

Get Your Big Break! Tuesday, October 30, 2007Ever thought about trying to break into the gaming industry, but have no idea where to start? Now's your chance! Starting at the end of October, paizo.com will host RPG Superstar, the first adventure game industry design contest voted on by the fans, aimed at finding the newest talent in RPG design. ... With the end of the print editions of Dragon and Dungeon magazines, Paizo has lost a conduit to find new designers, says Lisa Stevens, Paizo's CEO....
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