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Gen Con Announcement Recap!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


ENnie Awards: Product of the Year
(for the Advanced Players Guide)

Whew... another Gen Con over and done with! We had a great time at the show, in no small part due to the incredible support of our fans and customers. You all are the BEST!

In a Gen Con filled with highlights, though, for me one of the most incredible moments came about 15 minutes after the Ennie Awards wrapped up, when we went up to the Pathfinder Society Organized Play room to announce to a room of several hundred gamers that we’d won. The uproar of cheers that filled the room when Erik climbed up on his chair and made that announcement was overwhelming. Pictured is one of those many awards—the trophy for Product of the Year (Advanced Player’s Guide) held up with an enormous room of hundreds of Pathfinder Society GMs and players in the background.

We also made a large number of announcements at Gen Con for products coming out in the months ahead. Most of these announcements can be found here and there on paizo.com, but I thought I’d group them all up here in this post so everyone can find out about them at once.

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Coming at the end of the year is Pathfinder Bestiary 3, followed next Spring by the Advanced Race Guide (a big hardcover book that’ll give you new options for ALL of the zero Hit Die races we’ve published to that point, as well as rules for building your own races of any power level), and then next Gen Con with Ultimate Equipment (a hardcover filled to the brim with new toys and magic items for any Pathfinder character).

Pathfinder Adventure Path: At long last, we’ve started the Jade Regent Adventure Path! But once you’re done traveling over the frozen Crown of the World and exploring Tian Xia, be ready next February for some good old-fashioned plundering and mayhem with the pirate-themed Skull & Shackles Adventure Path. And then, next Gen Con, we celebrate five years of Pathfinder and ten years of Paizo by returning to where it all began—the Shattered Star Adventure Path brings it all back to Varisia with a frantic search to be the first to recover and rebuild an ancient Thassilonian artifact—the original Sihedron Symbol—before it’s too late!

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: We sold out of the copies of Inner Sea Magic and Pathfinder Society Field Guide we brought to the convention! Coming in the future in this line is a trip to the north with Lands of the Linnorm Kings, a visit with the daemons and their overlords in Book of the Damned 3: Horsemen of the Apocalypse, our first real excursion into the lands of Tian Xia in the Dragon Empires Gazetteer, and an investigation of ten favorite beasties in Mythological Monsters Revisited. Then, next year, we’ll explore the other planets of Golarion’s solar system in Distant Worlds, look at the big guys in Giants Revisited, look to ancient empires with Lost Kingdoms, explore the pirate and monster infested Isles of the Shackles, and finally take a trip back home with Magnimar: City of Monuments.

Pathfinder Player Companion: After debuting Goblins of Golarion at Gen Con, we’re ready to finish out the three-part exploration of the faiths of the Inner Sea with Faiths of Corruption. Two months later, the Dragon Empires Primer gives players all they need to know to make characters from Tian Xia. And early next year, Pirates of the Inner Sea will finally let you unleash your inner buccaneer!

Pathfinder Modules: We’ll be heading back to Varisia even earlier than Magnimar: City of Monuments and the Shattered Star Adventure Path, though, with Feast of Ravenmoor, a low-level module set in the Varisian hinterlands. Two months later, test your mettle in The Ruby Phoenix Tournament, and then next January find out what our latest RPG Superstar winner, Sam Zeitlin, has in store for you in The Midnight Mirror!

Pathfinder Tales: Dave Gross’s trip into Tian Xia, Master of Devils, launched at Gen Con to great success. Later this year comes Death’s Heretic by Paizo’s own James L. Sutter, followed next year by Hugh Matthews’s Song of the Serpent and Tim Pratt’s City of the Fallen Sky.

Pathfinder Battles: After WizKids releases the initial set of prepainted plastic Pathfinder miniatures of Merisiel, Kyra, Valeros, and Ezren (Pathfinder Beginner Box Heroes, which ties into the upcoming Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Beginner Box), you can look forward first to the 40-miniature set of Heroes and Monsters, to be followed up later next year by the Rise of the Runelords set.

And finally... the announcement that I was the most excited for: a 420-page hardcover compilation of Rise of the Runelords, fully updated to the Pathfinder rules and expanded with new encounters and tons of new artwork, due for release at PaizoCon 5 next June!

James Jacobs
Creative Director

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Tags: ENnies Gen Con Miniatures Pathfinder Adventure Path Pathfinder Battles Pathfinder Campaign Setting Pathfinder Modules Pathfinder Player Companion Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Tales
Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

Magnimar: City of Monuments

YES!

I hope a guide to Westcrown will follow some time later :)


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Thanks for the info

Cheliax

Aaaaaggghh, two runs of RotRL and no Magnimar sourcebook to (ab)use... well, that means that TSS will be a no-brainer campaign to run ASAP.


Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber
Gorbacz wrote:

Magnimar: City of Monuments

YES!

Hells yes!!


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

@James (or Paizo at large): could it be that some/any of the RPG Superstar 2012 wondrous items get into Ultimate Equipment?

Qadira

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Maps, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

PaizoCon next.... July? That'll make going to both pretty tough...


Thanks for the recap. There's a lot of nifty information in here. I'd totally missed the announcement of the Shattered Star AP.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Alizor wrote:
PaizoCon next.... July? That'll make going to both pretty tough...

Hoping that's a typo..

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
LoreKeeper wrote:

@James (or Paizo at large): could it be that some/any of the RPG Superstar 2012 wondrous items get into Ultimate Equipment?

When I attended the Future of Paizo seminar at GenCon, Erik said he was expecting items from the Superstar contests to fill in some gaps.

Know Direction Future of Paizo 2011 *cough*

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Card Game, Modules Subscriber

Congrats to all of you at Paizo. You always deserve all of the awards you get, and you deserve all the success that I can tell is still forthcoming. I really like seeing a small company that actually listens to its customers do well.

I'm very excited about all of the new stuff coming out!!

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Kyle Baird wrote:
Alizor wrote:
PaizoCon next.... July? That'll make going to both pretty tough...
Hoping that's a typo..

It is. I think Paizocon's still gonna be in June next year.


"... look at the big guys in Giants Revisited ..."

Yes! Finally some giant love!

After losing their monster type and being shuffled into the Humanoid type as a lowly sub-type, it's about time that these (maybe not-so-)lovable lunks got some attention.

This is great timing, as I will be needing some good ideas to make giants scary again to mid- and higher level parties. G 1-3, there's hope for you yet!

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

James Jacobs wrote:
Kyle Baird wrote:
Alizor wrote:
PaizoCon next.... July? That'll make going to both pretty tough...
Hoping that's a typo..
It is. I think Paizocon's still gonna be in June next year.

We haven't set a firm date, as we're scoping out larger venues, but we'll be aiming for June. I've edited the blog to suit.

Shadow Lodge

No No Paizo Thank You! For a great time!! We be nice to you and you be nice to us so I can be nice back to you with cash and bucks. PLAY HARD& ROLL BETTER!!

Silver Crusade

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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber
Vic Wertz wrote:


We haven't set a firm date, as we're scoping out larger venues, but we'll be aiming for June. I've edited the blog to suit.

We have plenty of those in Europe.

Failing that, I've heard some convention centre in Indianapolis is available...


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Pygon wrote:
LoreKeeper wrote:

@James (or Paizo at large): could it be that some/any of the RPG Superstar 2012 wondrous items get into Ultimate Equipment?

When I attended the Future of Paizo seminar at GenCon, Erik said he was expecting items from the Superstar contests to fill in some gaps.

Awesome! :D Now I'm motivated to look at my entry another 100+ times. It's been ready since mid-January this year, and I've been adjusting it and tempering it ever since. Amped!

Qadira

Can we get Ultimate Equipment out sooner than races? I'd much rather have that!

Lantern Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
James Jacobs wrote wrote:
Pathfinder Modules: We’ll be heading back to Varisia even earlier than Magnimar: City of Monuments and the Shattered Star Adventure Path, though, with Feast of Ravenmoor, a low-level module set in the Varisian hinterlands. Two months later, test your mettle in The Ruby Phoenix Tournament, and then next January find out what our latest RPG Superstar winner, Sam Zeitlin, has in store for you in The Midnight Mirror!

Hey, don't forget No Response From Deepmar. I'm looking forward to seeing the realization of Lisa's "White Wolf days" title. Plus, can't wait to have my player's show me their best Mulders, Scullys, and Smoking Men.

Thank you for a fantastic Gen Con. I came with my two boys and one of their friends. They had a blast - especially Fire Man Boss and crocodile companion rodeo in Frostfur Captives...and a flying animal companion crocodile in Shadow's Last Stand...and a cleric/monk swallowing things that should not be swallowed during the Friday Night Special.

See you next at PaizoCon and Gen Con! Keep making Pathfinder great!

Sczarni

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Modules, Tales Subscriber

I am excited about the Runelords update and collected edition. I hope I didnt steal Mona's thunder by getting him to announce this through my question during the semiar.

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Soliloquies wrote:
I am excited about the Runelords update and collected edition. I hope I didnt steal Mona's thunder by getting him to announce this through my question during the semiar.

I learned about this product during the Adventure Path seminar the day before with James Jacobs. So when Erik was asking if Paizo should reprint the AP, I had a half smile on my face :)

Taldor

Shattered Star...can I get a little context on those in the know?

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Shattered Star:

Spoiler:

A revisit to Varisia post-RotRL.

A portion of a Sihedron artifact has been found, and the PCs are tasked with finding all its pieces so it can be used to prevent the awakening of more runelords. Sort of a Rod of Seven Parts thing.


In general: thank you for making a summary of the upcoming products. It makes some forms of planning a lot easier.

In particular, aside from Giants Revisited, I'm looking forward to the Linnorm Kings, Distant Worlds, Magnimar, and Lost Kingdoms, not to mention Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Faiths of Corruption (any chance of some mention of the Cthulhu mythos in the latter?). The Tian Xia books will be useful to me at a later date. And I'm really looking forward to revisiting Varisia with both the Feast of Ravenmoor and the Shattered Star AP. ... and that Pathfinderized version of RotRL. So yeah, I'm looking forward to a lot of this stuff! :)

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber
Blog wrote:
next Gen Con with Ultimate Equipment (a hardcover filled to the brim with new toys and magic items for any Pathfinder character).

I can't tell you how excited I am for this. Its the book I've been waiting for to come out for a year or so. I love equipment. I'm hoping a lot of good non-magical equipment and alchemical items in addition to magic items. But even if not, a lot of multi-use wondrous items like WotC's rod of ropes or Paizo's Utility Rod. Those are fun to have.


Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

I think you guys ought to start having crowns fashioned in which to set your ENnies, for wearing at public appearances.

Sczarni

When updating Rise of the Runelords (easily the greatest adventure I've ever read [I came to the game late, but after reading a bit and acquiring the first book {for 35 dollars on ebay, steal much? Yes!} I fell in love and bought the others] and can't wait to run) are you going to reference community converted content and stories to make it a tighter adventure with more joy?

[Edit] I spoke too soon. Just read the description on it's product page. Yes, yes, Y-E-S. Thank you.

Cheliax

Gorbacz wrote:

Magnimar: City of Monuments

YES!

I hope a guide to Westcrown will follow some time later :)

To a Westcrown supplement I say, not surprisingly: HELL YEAH! :)

But Magnimar is cool, too, and will surely be of enormous use in running RotRL.

Cheliax

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I'm still waiting for the announcement on 'Ultimate Hazards, Traps and Haunts'! Anything like that in the works?


Great products , i will by the advanced races , equipment and the adventures paths.

But what i really want is a EPIC/IMORTAL BOOK.

thanks paizo for the wondeful game.

from Brasil.


Bellona wrote:
Yes! Finally some giant love!

O.o

Thanks for that; I'll never get those images out of my mind.

In any case, I can't wait for the Rise of the Runelords hardcover, nor Magnimar: City of Monuments; I've been hoping for this one for some time, and been looking for an excuse to run a campaign based entirely in that city. More additions to the Monsters Revisited series are welcome as well.

Andoran

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber
Heaven's Agent wrote:
Bellona wrote:
Yes! Finally some giant love!

O.o

Thanks for that; I'll never get those images out of my mind.

Where did you think Half-Giants come from?


Bellona wrote:
Yes! Finally some giant love!

O.o

Heaven's Agent wrote:
Thanks for that; I'll never get those images out of my mind.
Nodnarb wrote:
Where did you think Half-Giants come from?

:D

I did consider re-wording that sentence, but then decided that the unintentional double entendre wouldn't bother anyone too much. My apologies to your brain, Heaven's Agent! :)


Bellona wrote:
I did consider re-wording that sentence, but then decided that the unintentional double entendre wouldn't bother anyone too much. My apologies to your brain, Heaven's Agent! :)

No worries; it's kind of nice to have something in there for a change.


Pathfinder Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Finally a gear book yes yes Dear G-d YES.

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Card Game, Modules Subscriber

It just occurred to me that, in this picture, it looks like Wes is part of James's thumb.

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