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Get Ready to See Stars with RPG Superstar™ 2015!

RPG Superstar™ is back for its 8th year! Every year, Paizo invites aspiring game designers to submit to our annual Open Call to give them a chance to show off their talent. This year, we're shaking up the format and have a new host and set of judges who are excited to see the best and brightest ascend to the title of RPG Superstar™ 2015.

Think you have what it takes to take the title and win the grand prize of being able to write your own Pathfinder Module? This year the difficultly has been amped up, and we think the pool of talented and innovative designers is ready for it. This year we've changed the Open Call from Wondrous Items (for the first time in the history of the contest!) to give hopeful contest participates a greater challenge. For more information about the thought process about this change, check out host, Owen K. C. Stephens', announcement blog post. More exciting changes and information about the following rounds will be available as the contest progresses.

As always, we've got an amazing group of judges from the tabletop RPG industry who will be reviewing and critiquing the entries. This years panel of judges includes:

Liz Courts, Cartographer & WriterMark Seifter, Designer
Crystal Frasier, Artist & WriterRob Lazzaretti, Cartographer
Adam Daigle, DeveloperMikko Kallio, RPG Superstar™ 2014 Finalist
John Compton, DeveloperSteven T. Helt, RPG Superstar™ 2013
James Jacobs, Creative DirectorNicole Lindroos, Green Ronin Publishing

Learn more about our judges here.

In the end, four finalists will be offered professional writing contracts with Paizo, an opportunity to jumpstart their game design careers working on the various Pathfinder projects. Three runners-up will win the opportunity to write Pathfinder Society Scenarios. The winner of RPG Superstar™ 2015 will win the ultimate prize, writing their own adventure for the Pathfinder Modules line!

Never heard of RPG Superstar™? This contest spans the course of several weeks, with each round presenting our contestants with various design challenges. The first round is an Open Call where the community votes on their favorite entries from hundreds of submissions which our panel of judges will use to narrow down the best 32 entries. These top 32 will move on to compete to determine who will be the next RPG Superstar™. The overall winner of RPG Superstar™ 2015 will be announced on March 24, 2015!

RPG Superstar™

General Discussion
Open Call: Design a Magic Armor, Weapon, Ring, Rod, or Staff
Top 32: Create a Map
Top 16: Create a Monster and Stat Block
Top 8: Design an Encounter with a Map
Top 4: Submit an Adventure Proposal
Previous Contests
RPG Superstar™ 2014, RPG Superstar™ 2013, RPG Superstar™ 2012, RPG Superstar™ 2011, RPG Superstar™ 2010, RPG Superstar™ 2009, RPG Superstar™ 2008

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