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.
Victoria's design decisions—a grief-based magic item, an undead warhorse, a haunted chapel in a land torn by revolution, and a city besieged by a devil trying to collect a debt—are all unusual and interesting choices, showing she has the ability to approach an idea from a new perspective and present it in an intriguing way. Being able to come up with something new really struck a chord with the voters, allowing her to establish an early lead in the Round 4 voting and maintain that until the end.
The three runners-up—Robert Brookes of Newmarket, NH, Mikko Kallio of Helsinki, Finland, and Mike Kimmel of Seattle, WA—have won assignments to write Pathfinder Society scenarios.
I'm very proud of this year's RPG Superstar winner. The judges often point out that the goal of RPG Superstar is to find the next superstar designer—someone who has well-rounded skills for creating fun magic items, interesting monsters, clever encounters, and exciting adventures. Victoria's progress through the challenges of each round shows that she can produce quality work, and I look forward to seeing her finished adventure module and her future contributions as a published designer. Congratulations, Victoria!
Special thanks to the 2014 RPG Superstar guest judges Peter Adkison, Rich Baker, Judy Bauer, John Compton, Liz Courts, Adam Daigle, Crystal Frasier, Lee Hammock, James Jacobs, Rob Lazzaretti, Russ Morrissey, Patrick Renie and Amber Scott.
Sean K Reynolds
Host, Designer, Former RPG Superstar Judge