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PACG Core Set Class Strategy #2: Lini the Druid

Though I’ve seen all four of the quick-start characters in action, Lini’s the one that I’ve been playing through the Core Set adventures, and so this strategizing has all been firsthand. I’ve discovered that she’s a more nuanced character than she was in the original Pathfinder Adventure Card Game sets: better balanced, and so requiring more thoughtful play. Which is all for the best: the classic Lini made everything a bit too easy.


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The Windsong Testaments: The Beauty of Horrors

One never needs look far from the loveliest flower to find the worms fatting on the buried dead below, providing for beauty’s banquet above. Such truths are known to the gods. There can be no light without darkness, no life without death, no good without evil. As one of the First among the gods, these truths are held as virtues to glorious Desna, Song of the Spheres. She knows and teaches that a thing of beauty to your eye may be a wretched affront to mine. Beauty and horror can exist simultaneously. Beauty and horror can be the same.


Tags: Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Web Fiction The Windsong Testaments

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Puzzle, Pieces

Puzzle, Pieces Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Puzzles good and puzzles fun, ... Puzzles here for everyone! ... Hello, longshanks! ... We be the goblins of the Mindsharp tribe! We be a very smarty and friendly group. Months ago, goblin-friends Jason Keeley and Joe Pasini friends ask us to help make puzzles for annual Pie-zoh-kahn Puzzle Hunt! We be happy to lend our brains to help, though some Mindsharps still not sure about written word. They gave us instructions for each puzzle to make, and we...

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What’s My Motivation?

Have you discovered this seeming contradiction yet? Epic roleplaying requires specificity. Great collaborative storytelling needs players who know what drives them. The better they can know “Where am I from?” and “Where am I going?” the better they can create a motivated character. And it gives everyone else at the table something to play off of.


Tags: Lost Omens Character Guide Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition

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Alien Archive 3: Weird and Wonderful by Design

This article appeared in the August Issue of Meeples Monthly. We are pleased to present it to you now.


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This Week on Twitch, Oct 14 - Oct 18

We are bringing you more interactive showcases and updates on what's coming up in the world of Paizo and from our partners who continue to share their incredible stories with all of you. Here is what’s happening this week at OfficialPaizo on Twitch!


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PACG Core Set Class Strategy #1: Sajan the Monk

From 2016 to 2018, I wrote a series of articles about the strategy of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game—strategies that remain largely viable with the release of the updated game system in Core Set and Curse of the Crimson Throne. I always wanted to write some class strategy guides to go with those general strategy articles, but I couldn’t figure out who to write about. The Rise of the Runelords characters? The Class Deck characters? Every variant of each character?


Tags: Adventure Card Game Strategy Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

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Scrolls and Spells and Swords, Oh My!

We’ve been taking a look at the various organizations featured in the Lost Omens Character Guide over the past few weeks. (Hop over here if you’ve missed these!) While all of these are great in their own right, there’s one organization that was an immediate shoo-in when we started early discussions for this book: the Pathfinder Society! The Pathfinders are probably one of the most well-known and most widespread organizations in our Age of Lost Omens setting. Heck, they have the name of our game in the name of the organization! There was no way we could ignore them!


Tags: Lost Omens Character Guide Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition

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Iconic Encounter: The Reality Next Door

“There's nothing we can do—all systems are jammed! Prepare for emergency landing!”


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Paizo People: Celebrating Staffing Additions and Promotions

We here at Paizo value collaboration, genuine interest in the advancement of gaming, and technical knowledge and skills, among many other qualities. Please join us in welcoming our new-hires and celebrating the advancement of some of the Paizo staff.


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Musings from Organized Play Land

Life as an Organized Play developer is filled with surprises. There’s almost never a day when I sit down at my desk in the morning, put on my headphones, and just work on a scenario until it’s time to go home. There are always other questions, minor projects, and conversations that crop up. It’s challenging in a way that keeps things engaging and exciting. Over the course of my four and a half years here, I’ve gotten the chance to learn so many different skills. And it wasn’t all the ones I expected. Sure, I’ve become better at writing, editing, mapping, and pacing adventures. But I’ve also learned how to run auditions, how to speak to crowds without being nervous, and, at the risk of sounding like a corny after-school special, I learned to believe in myself. A big part of what makes the experience on the Organized Play team so positive and has helped me grow as a person is the people. My team is awesome. We joke around, give each other a light-hearted hard time, and share our triumphs and struggles. And when misfortune strikes, we have each other’s backs. I’m so fortunate to have the coworkers I do.


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Building Monsters for Fun and Profit

The Gamemastery Guide for Pathfinder 2nd Edition is still several months away, but we knew there were a few parts of it we wanted to get in your hands sooner, and make more easily available. That’s why you can download the rules for making creatures and hazards right now! These are the Building Creatures and Building Hazards sections from chapter 2 of the Gamemastery Guide. The book isn’t quite final, so you might see a few changes to what’s in here in the published version.


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Meet The Iconics: Zemir

The only son of miners on a remote planetoid called Pikora 317, tucked within the widest orbital ring of the gas giant Preluria in Near Space, Zemir spent his earliest days exposed to the harsh reality of life in a corporate labor colony. Determined to provide for their son, Zemir’s parents eked out their existence in the Freugan Salvage Company’s starmetal mines. The Solodans never went hungry, though the only delicacies young Zemir enjoyed were occasional tastes of citrus-chocolate pastries, sweet-milk custards, and savory meringues—gifts from the Freugan executives’ own ample stashes of treats imported from Absalom Station.


Tags: Iconics Meet the Iconics Remko Troost Starfinder Witchwarpers Zemir

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This Week on Twitch, Oct 7 - Oct 11

We are bringing you more interactive showcases and updates on what's coming up in the world of Paizo and from our partners who continue to share their incredible stories with all of you. Here is what’s happening this week at OfficialPaizo on Twitch!


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New Edition the Hard Way

This article by Jason Bulmahn, Director of Game Design, was published in the August edition of Meeple monthly. We are pleased to share it with you today.


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The PACG Cutting Room Floor: The Market

When working on Adventure Time: Edge of Anarchy, I really wanted to talk about some of the things that didn’t make it into the Curse of the Crimson Throne box. Every set, we design more cards than end up making it out into the wild. Some cards just get lost to that voracious devourer of cards called Card Count, which only lets some preordained multiple of 110 survive. Some characters never made it into a Class Deck because we liked how the deck (including its selection of cards) looked with the other characters more. This series of blogs plans to shed some light on some of these lost elements. Enjoy at your own risk!


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He's A Magic Man, She's A Magic Man!

When considering the best organizations to showcase in the upcoming Lost Omens Character Guide, we asked ourselves who the most iconic figures in our setting were—or should be. Case in point: the Magaambya. Founded by the legendary Old Mage Jatembe, credited with bringing back magic as the Inner Sea region knows it after the destruction of Earthfall, the Magaambya is the oldest magic school in the Inner Sea and possibly on Golarion. The parallel in prestige to real world institutions like Oxford and Cambridge, the Magaambya surely stood as one of the premier organizations in the Age of Lost Omens campaign setting.


Tags: Lost Omens Character Guide Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition

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This week on Twitch, Sept 30 - Oct 6

Recently we've been working internally to bring you more interactive showcases and updates on what's coming up in the world of Paizo. Along with our partners sharing their incredible stories with all of you. One of the initiatives I've wanted to take is to inform you of what is going on. So every week I'd like to present to you with a schedule for next week every Friday. So you know what's happening during that week for Paizo!


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Iconic Encounter: A Hail Of Bullets

“I thought you said the signal was coming from a ruin,” Velloro said into his comm unit, looking up at the huge, very intact fortification in front of him with a large, unruined door blocking the way forward. The captain’s response was garbled, no doubt thanks to the rocky, mountainous terrain between him and the Sunrise Maiden. “Ye… …is th… …thing there?”


Tags: Iconic Encounters Starfinder Vanguards Velloro Web Fiction

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October Update— RIP, Stars, Spotlights and Conventions!

The past month blew by in a second, as we kept our focus on continuing to roll out pieces of Pathfinder Society (second edition), as well as work to bring a new developer onto the team and keep scenario production moving forward. We still have lots of changes/improvements planned, including getting sanctioning for all campaigns caught up, fixing the issues with Playtest/Achievement Points, convert the Pathfinder Society (second edition) guide to its final format, and more! We ask for a bit more patience, as we move to get all these items and more completed, as well as plan for the next year of each campaign. Before we know it, June will be here, and we will be looking to launch Starfinder Society Year 3!


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Meet The Iconics: Velloro

Velloro was adopted into a large ysoki family on the dusty planet of Akiton as an infant, never knowing another home—and never having much interest in finding one. His family were devout worshipers of Iomedae, goddess of justice and honorable battle, virtues the young lashunta gladly embraced. He spent his youth playing and scavenging among Akiton’s numerous wrecked starships with his many siblings. Time and again, Velloro proved a fierce protector of his family, whether extracting them from collapsed wreckage, fighting off rival scavengers, or otherwise putting himself between them and the many other dangers of their dying world.


Tags: Iconics Meet the Iconics Remko Troost Starfinder Vanguards Velloro

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Knights of Everflame Season Two Premieres October 29!

We are thrilled to announce that Season 2 Knights of Everflame will premier Tuesday, October 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. Pacific on Geek & Sundry’s Twitch channel (twitch.tv/geekandsundry) and OfficalPaizo (https://www.twitch.tv/officialpaizo)! Save the date as the entire cast returns for escalating adventures in collaborative storytelling utilizing the Pathfinder Second Edition roleplaying game. You can also catch up on past episodes via Geek & Sundry’s YouTube channel Geek & Sundry YouTube channel (youtube.com/geekandsundry).


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Kingmaker Ends Tonight!

The Kingmaker Late Pledge campaign ends at midnight Pacific tonight! This is your final opportunity to seize the Kingmaker Adventure Path and Companion Guide at special pricing, as well as to pick up exclusive Add-On products that won’t be available in stores. Make your pledge at KingmakerCampaign.com!


Tags: Kingmaker Pathfinder Adventure Path

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Lastwall Knights, All Right!

Those familiar with the nation of Lastwall will know of the Knights of Ozem, stalwart crusaders who took up the legacy of the Shining Crusade. In honor of all who had sacrificed themselves to defeat the Whispering Tyrant and seal him within the prison of Gallowspire, the Knights of Ozem swore themselves to keep vigil for all eternity, ensuring Tar-Baphon never threatened Golarion again. The nation of Lastwall drew warriors of good to its shining white walls, each one proud of their support of a righteous cause.


Tags: Lost Omens Character Guide Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition

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Core Design: Lini

In the first Core Design blog, we had a good chat about Sajan. This time we’ll look at another of the four Quick-Start characters, Lini.


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Iconic Encounter: The Scientific Method

She was in the temporary laboratory structure built for her by Iratha Incorporated deep in the swamps of Zulypsindo, a Near Space world known for its extensive marshlands and the site of the latest episode of “Dr. B’s Science Jubilee.” The windowless, prefabricated walls provided ample protection from nearly any environment outside, and the overhead lighting within dispelled the shadows, providing for a clean and efficient work space.


Tags: Barsala Biohackers Iconic Encounters Starfinder Web Fiction

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Tales of Lost Omens: The Idol and the Scythe

Legends say only a single man survived the doom that befell Fog Peak Hold. The Pathfinder sages will tell you that’s wrong: five made it out alive, though only three were still sane. The little matter of the collapse of the eastern pass had made the hold irrelevant by that point, and I guess the Taldans have been busy with other matters for the last few hundred years, so the place was never reoccupied.


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Enter The New Seeker

Earlier today, we previewed one of our scenarios releasing today. Now it is time to present Starfinder Society #2-07: Four for the First. This scenario represents a major step for the Organized Play Campaign, as we introduce players to the four potential new leaders of the Starfinder Society!


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September 2019 Starfinder Society Releases

September 2019 Starfinder Society Releases Wednesday, September 25, 2019 It’s time for a review of September’s upcoming scenarios! Since we’ve already announced that Starfinder Society #2-07: Four for the First has some special content, we’re going to split the previews in two. Check back this afternoon for an introduction into our First Seeker candidates.Starfinder Society Scenario #2-08: The Stumbling Society, Part 2: Sangoro's Gifts has a long name, but I promise it has one of the most...

Tags: Organized Play Sebastian Rodriguez Starfinder Society

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Meet The Iconics: Barsala

The daughter of a renowned biotechnician and a respected priest of Talavet, Barsala Zharliska Sonari of House Ulanda grew up in Trillidiem, the arcology of bubble-shaped domes that floats above Bretheda’s northern pole. Her parents maintained a household in which discussion and debate were encouraged, with most dinnertime talks focused around the dichotomy between faith and science. Even at a young age, Barsala was included, her questions and opinions treated with respect. As a result, she found herself drawn to studying scientific disciplines, but focused on how they could help her neighbors and her community. Barsala witnessed the power of community early in her life when she lost her lowleft hand due to severe nerve damage sustained in a nasty fall and many of her family’s neighbors came together to help her get used to her new cybernetic prosthesis.


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Kingmaker Campaign Ends Soon!

Kingmaker Campaign Ends Soon! Monday, September 23, 2019 The Kingmaker Late Pledge campaign ends in one week! This is your final opportunity to seize the Kingmaker Adventure Path and Companion Guide at special pricing, as well as to pick up exclusive Add-On products that won’t be available in stores. From Hero Point tokens and Kingmaker-themed dice to the Kingdom Management Screen, this is your opportunity to make your Kingmaker campaign something truly memorable! The campaign runs...

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Hellknights on the Town

Last week, we took our first big look at the Firebrands, a brand new organization premiering in the Lost Omens Character Guide (releasing in just a few weeks!). While new organizations are fun, people familiar with the Age of Lost Omens will have lots of classics to look forward to as well. Pathfinder has had plenty of iconic figures throughout its history including our iconic characters like Seelah and Valeros, as well as the Gray Maidens that featured on the back of the original Core Rulebook. Among some of these more memorable figures are the Hellknights, the imposing paragons of law.


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Iconic Encounter: Good News and Bad News

Raia executed the last commands, feeling the change in the engine’s thrum as the Voidspear shifted course. She cued her coms. “All right, I’ve got good news and bad news.”


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Tales of Lost Omens: When it Rains

“Come on, Couvo!” Seliette tugged at his sleeve, breaking his concentration and causing his complex mental translation to collapse into gibberish. He blinked up at his fellow student, confused by her voluminous waterproof cloak. The last time he’d gone outside onto the grounds of the Magaambya, the sky had been blue and cloudless. He hadn’t been sequestered in this reading nook that long, had he? Maybe Seliette was off on another of her field trips. He could hardly keep track of all the to-ing and fro-ing she did with her assorted mentors. “Come on where?”


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Centaurs, Ogres, and Monks, Oh My!

Centaurs, Ogres, and Monks, Oh My! Wednesday, September 18, 2019 We’ve got an exciting array of products getting ready to release for you all, so I’m going to skip the standard preamble and jump right into the juicy meat you all came here for: scenario and quest descriptions!Our first new Tier 1-4 scenario from author Scott Young is Pathfinder Society Scenario #1-04: The Immenwood Bandits. While the PCs often find themselves at the center of whatever calamity currently befalling agents of...

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Pathfinder Critical Hit Deck

Crits Ahoy!

With the new Pathfinder Critical Hit Deck, you can inject a dose of chaotic mayhem into the game, making critical hits feel like more than mere numerical increases to damage. Whenever a PC, or an equal or higher level foe, critically hits with a natural 20, draw a card and see what happens. Each critical hit effect has an evocative name to let you envision what just happened. Did you jab them in the calf, shatter their jaw, or pierce their heart? In addition, it lists a special effect. Unless it says otherwise, the attack still deals double damage, but attacks might instantly kill PCs or foes, control them for a round, send them to another plane, or all sorts of other devastating effects.


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New September Releases

Every month, Paizo publishes an abundance of roleplaying game riches. From epic Adventure Paths for both Pathfinder and Starfinder to generic accessories good for any game system, Paizo has just what your game table is waiting for! Here are the new products for September.


Tags: Age of Ashes Attack of the Swarm Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Starfinder Roleplaying Game Tyrant's Grasp

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Where There's Smoke, There's Firebrands!

While the Lost Omens World Guide can help answer things like “Where are you from?” and “Where are you going?,” I think that the Lost Omens Character Guide tries to help answer an even more critical question: “Who are you?” The Character Guide offers great information on ethnicities for our core ancestries and even new ancestries to choose from! However, there’s more to your character than your ancestry. Almost as important as your ancestry is the people you know and with whom you associate. Are you a member of the local guard or thieves’ guild? Did you join up with your nation’s army? Are you part of a doomsday cult or a church of an obscure deity?


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Don’t miss the Knights of Everflame Season Finale!

Don’t miss the Knights of Everflame Season Finale! Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Left to right: Erika Fermina, Rachel Seeley, Aki, Jason Bulmahn, Gina DeVivo, and Jeremy Steven Walker The first season of Knights of Everflame comes to a close tonight on the Geek & Sundry Twitch channel! Join Game Master Jason Bulmahn and adventurers Gina DeVivo, Jeremy Steven Walker, Aki, Erika Fermina, and Rachel Seeley as they continue their adventures in Lastwall.Watch on Twitch tonight: 4-7 p.m. Pacific...

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Adventure Time: Edge of Anarchy

Keith, again, here to kick off another new series of blogs. Each blog in this series will attempt to do a behind-the-scenes look at an adventure in an adventure path. We’ll start with Edge of Anarchy, the first Curse of the Crimson Throne adventure, but there are plenty more Adventure Paths after that. Each blog will include anecdotes from design and suggested options for changing the difficulty of scenarios or spicing up replay. I invite you to “Play It Your Way” my way. It’s fun! (Warning: Many of these suggestions increase the complexity and/or difficulty of the game, so are most appropriate for experienced players!)


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Iconic Encounter: Goodnight, Sweet Bot

Sparks flew as Quig’s plasma cutter burned through the robot’s cranial plating. On the makeshift workbench, the bot twitched and shook, servos seizing as batteries failed and crucial fluids leaked from the wreckage of the robot’s lower body. The cranial plate popped open, revealing crystalline arrays and circuit boards blackened by discharge from misfiring neural processes.


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Knights of Everflame Will Return For Season Two!

Paizo and Geek & Sundry will produce a second season of the successful Knights of Everflame for Pathfinder Second Edition later this year! Once again, Game Master Jason Bulmahn will lead an amazing cast of adventurers into the heart of darkness on Geek & Sundry on Twitch (twitch.tv/geekandsundry). The Season 1 finale airs on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. Pacific, and you can catch up on past episodes on the Geek & Sundry YouTube channel (youtube.com/geekandsundry).


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Tales of Lost Omens: Seeds of Hope

In her dreams, they all sounded together: the alarm and the battle march and the frenzied call to retreat. The calls overlapped into chaos, yet Veldrienne heard them all distinctly, and she understood with the perfect, crazed, crystal logic of dreams that of course the battle march was wild with panic, and of course the first call to alarm was a dolorous cry played over the bloody field of a lost battle, and of course it all began and ended with a weak, wounded note that broke on the thrust of a dead man’s spear.


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Pathfinder Second Edition Demo Adventure Available for Download Today!

It has been just over a month since we welcomed you to Pathfinder Second Edition and the positive response has been amazing! We’ve heard from many of you that you’d like to see a short adventure as well, so today we present to you Torment and Legacy: A Pathfinder Second Edition Demo Adventure to make it even easier to experience the evolution of Pathfinder!


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Find the Path launches actual-play podcast of Tyrant’s Grasp Adventure Path on Patreon through new Paizo partnership

Paizo is pleased to announce that Find the Path is now an officially licensed partner! They have been producing a high-quality actual-play podcast of the Mummy's Mask Adventure Path since May of 2018. Now, they are expanding to provide a podcast of the Tyrant's Grasp Adventure Path, exclusively to subscribers via Patreon.


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No Guts, No Glory

Without warning, they arrived in our system, broke through our orbital defenses, and streamed out of the sky in untold numbers. They landed near the massive freshwater lake known as the Stone Sea, and our closest fighting force, the 5th Battalion attempted to hold them off. The 5th Battalion suffered great losses, possibly the largest number of deaths in a single military action in all of our history. However, the sacrifices of those brave souls allowed us to mobilize the rest of our troops for a defense of the entire planet.


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You're A Lizard, Harry

Those of you who have been following the Oblivion Oath campaign on Paizo’s Twitch channel are likely already familiar with Zel, the lizardfolk adventurer who has been caught up in strange and frankly creepy events beyond his control. Jason Bulmahn stressed that lizardfolk—or iruxi, as they call themselves—would not be a player ancestry in the Pathfinder 2E Core Rulebook, but us developers have known for a while that they’d be quickly following along on the Core Rulebook’s coattails. In fact, Zel has been using the final lizardfolk ancestry rules for a while, and with the upcoming release of the Lost Omens Character Guide, you’ll soon be able to do the same!


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Iconic Encounter: Obozaya’s Mayhem Playlist

Obozaya peeked over the rocky ridge. There was still just one of the creatures guarding the entrance, less than fifty feet away. The tunnel mouth behind it was nothing special—just a dark hole in the side of the hill. Yet this was where the footage had shown the creatures taking her crew.


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Tales of Lost Omens: Rat Trap

Watching from a hidden perch across the street, Ulthor studied the place. It was a stinking, squalid wreck in Absalom’s Puddles district. Dead fish lay half-surfaced in the sucking mud around the entrance, their rotted heads poking up as if straining for one last breath. Inside, the air was thick with flayleaf and pesh smoke, spilled ale and unwashed bodies, and the pervasive, inescapable stench of the Puddles’ foul tides. Dingy gray cloth covered the grimy windows and hung from the rafters, turning the already-dim tavern into a warren of shadows.


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September Update— Pathfinder Society (2nd edition), Spotlights and Conventions!

Hope everyone in the northern hemisphere had a good end of summer and that our southern hemisphere folks’ winter wasn’t too unbearable. We have lots of news, so diving right in!


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Love 'Em Or Leaf 'Em

When we first started brainstorming the three new ancestries we intended to put into the Lost Omens Character Guide, leshies weren’t even on the list. We knew we didn’t want to overlap with the ancestries that are going to show up in the recently announced Advanced Player’s Guide, but that still left us with far too many contenders for the mere three ancestry slots we had available. Options included simple and popular choices such as the grippli, ambitious but potentially rules-contentious ideas such as centaurs, and even the relatively obscure mortics that appeared in Tyrant’s Grasp. As we debated, Mark Seifter came in with a message from himself and the rest of the Design Team: “What about leshies?”


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Core Design: Sajan

To start this blog series, I wanted to do one of the four characters we put in the Core Set Quick-Start scenario. So, let’s talk about Sajan.


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We Should Travel By Map!

It’s here! The Lost Omens World Guide is finally available on store shelves everywhere and via PDF on paizo.com. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to check out the Tales of Lost Omens to get a taste of the upcoming changes to the Inner Sea region and some amazing fiction by our wonderful authors. While those blogs were great in their own right, they were sorely lacking a little something: new rules! So, join me as I take another quick tour through the ten metaregions of the Inner Sea region and we’ll take a peek at some fun rules content.


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Iconic Encounter: The First Rule of Captaining

Navasi grabbed Keskodai and yanked him around the corner, sending him sprawling as lasers sliced through the space he’d occupied a moment before. She returned fire, then ducked back behind cover and glared at the shirren. “I thought I told you to go in disguise!”


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Tales of Lost Omens: Bad Dogs

Ketchi peered through the shrubbery at the overgrown monastery and grinned. "This must be the place!"


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Guest Organized Play Blog: Playing Pathfinder Adventure Card Society

At PaizoCon last May, Paizo launched a new Core Set for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. At the same time, the organized play team updated the Pathfinder Adventure Card Guild into the Pathfinder Adventure Card Society. Three months out, we asked one of our active volunteers to give their impressions of current Society. Without further ado, I’m turning the blog over to our guest author, Jonathan Ng.


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The Dawn of Flame AP Concludes in Assault on the Crucible!

When I was given the assignment to write Assault on the Crucible, the conclusion to the Dawn of Flame AP, I immediately knew it was going to be a challenge. Most of the adventure is a base invasion; some might even call it a “dungeon crawl in space.” But how was I to avoid the pitfalls that a dungeon crawl can bring?


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Bestiary 2 Coming in April

More than 350 new monsters are coming to your campaign in April with the release of the Pathfinder Bestiary 2...but you don’t have to wait that long to see the amazing cover illustration by artist Wayne Reynolds!


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Beasts of Legend

Here we are at the last preview of the forthcoming Pathfinder Battles: Legendary Adventures set of pre-painted plastic miniatures from our partners at WizKids. Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen all the Huge creatures and the player character- and NPC-appropriate figures in the set, but we’ve still got some of the set’s most menacing foes to show off today!


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All We Are Saying Is Give Peace a Chance

Nearly 20 years after the Goblinblood Wars devastated the nation of Isger, an army of hobgoblins marched toward conquest once more. Led by the formidable commander General Azaersi—who had lost everything in the Goblinblood Wars, as so many others had—the so-called Ironfang Invasion swept across the lands of Nirmathas and northern Molthune with what seemed like an unstoppable momentum. Yet the residents of Nirmathas managed to unite in their hour of need, rallied by a group of militia commanders that proved a match for the Ironfang Legion’s legendary general. In a move that surprised nearly everyone, the heroes of Nirmathas chose to show mercy to the merciless, sparing the general and suing for peace. Azaersi agreed and pulled her armies back to her mysterious base of operations, the Vault of the Onyx Citadel, before officially founding the nation of Oprak in the mountains.


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Iconic Encounter: Cathedrals of the Mind

“Okay, you’re in.” Even though she was holed up in the data center, hacking the locks remotely, tension made Raia whisper. “The tracker chip I planted says Averly is in there. We need to get to him before they do... whatever it is they do to people.”


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Alien Archive 3: Designer Diary

Alien Archive 3: Designer Diary Thursday, August 22, 2019 Hello! Joe Pasini here, Neutral Good outsider and Starfinder Lead Designer. As the lead developer for Alien Archive 3, I got to work with a ton of awesome authors to fill the book with weird critters, from friendly playable species to colossal threats to all sapient life. I asked a few of these folks to talk about their experience writing these creations—take it away, designers! Kate BakerAs Starfinder Society players are aware, I am...

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August 2019 Starfinder Society Releases

August is upon us, and as summer winds down, a fresh batch of Starfinder Society scenarios are on the horizon. This month has a lovely pair of scenarios that showcase two very different tales and sides of the Starfinder Society. Let’s jump in!


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Guest Organized Play Blog: SkålCon turns Five Years Old

This September marks the five-year anniversary of the Minnesota Paizo Organized Play (MN POP) group’s fundraising convention, SkålCon. Since the very beginning, our goal was always to raise as much money as we could, take in as many wish list items as possible, roll some dice, have fun, and try to surpass the previous year’s total. Over the years, we’ve done just that. A lot has changed in these past five years, but the spirit of generosity has not.


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Get Ready for 3-Action Game Night!

Pathfinder Second Edition promises to be easier to learn, faster to play, and to offer the deep character customization that we all love. Let’s prove it! Join us at OfficialPaizo on Twitch for "3-Action Game Night" this Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific. We'll make four new characters, design fresh encounters, and play them - all in one session!


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Alien Archive 3: Catch the Drift

Starfinder’s newest creature compendium comes packed with more than 100 stat blocks, including half a dozen new creatures native to the hyperspace plane of the Drift. But there are plenty of more worldly foes, too.


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Ancestries Abound

Over the last few weeks, we’ve looked at a number of monsters featured in the upcoming Pathfinder Battles: Legendary Adventures set of pre-painted plastic miniatures from our partners at WizKids, but we haven’t yet jumped into the many player-character options the set supports. Luckily, when we were gearing up for the launch of Pathfinder Second Edition, we asked iconic Pathfinder artist Wayne Reynolds to produce some concept art of what the various ancestries of the game would look like if designed from the ground up. This resulted in some slight changes in proportions among halflings and dwarves, for example, that we wanted to make sure were reflected in the earliest set released after Second Edition’s launch.


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Order of the Amber Die—The Azlant Odyssey, Part 5

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from our friends at the Order of the Amber Die, but they’re still at it! There were some scheduling complications and their tackling of Doomsday Dawn for the playtest, but they’ve recently finished their marathon of Pathfinder Adventure Path #125: Tower of the Drowned Dead and sent me their report. I also got a chance to talk with GM Adam Smith at Gen Con a couple of weeks ago, and he let me know that they have more amazing things to share with us once they wrap up the Ruins of Azlant Adventure Path—so stay tuned! Also, keep in mind that this blog contains spoilers for the adventure and Adventure Path, so be careful if you’re playing this one!


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Such a Lovely Place, Such a Lovely Face

One of the strengths of the games set in the Age of Lost Omens is the diversity of setting. From classic staples like dragonslaying and piracy to outlandish adventures fighting robot scorpions in a rugged wasteland, no matter what genre of game you want to play, you can likely find a spot on Golarion to suit your interest. With that diversity of setting comes a diversity of people. Every nation has its own vibrant cultures, traditions, and ethnicities—not just among humanity, but among all of the ancestries found within the Inner Sea region. In Golarion, the home of the shattered clans of the Five Kings Mountains, the tunnel-dwelling Kulnett of Geb, the dragon-worshiping Mwangi tribes of the Mbe'ke and the Taralu, and the completely subterranean grondaksen, there's no such thing as playing "just" a dwarf.


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Iconic Encounter: The Museum Job

Iseph crept through the empty museum, footsteps soundless on the tiled floor. All around the android, monsters loomed—alien creatures propped up in glass-walled display cases, their exhibits pumped full of inert gas to prevent the corpses' decay. In the dim emergency lighting, some of them almost looked alive. But of course that wasn't how places like this worked.


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Choosing the Future Path

This week, the Starfinder Society team previews upcoming plans for the campaign. Given that we’re getting well underway with our second season of play, it’s time to talk about something that’s been on everyone’s mind: what’s happening with our First Seeker?


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Pathfinder Society Guide to Play

The big news – we’ve moved the guide online. The link is http://www.organizedplayfoundation.org/encyclopedia/pfs2guide/.


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It Takes A Village

Last week we started looking at the forthcoming Pathfinder Battles: Legendary Adventures set of pre-painted plastic miniatures from our partners at WizKids. This week we’ll explore the Goblin Village premium set that releases alongside the Huge booster-based set.


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Pathfinder Second Edition Conversion Guide

We know many of you are eager to convert your current games over to the new rules, so we’ve created the Pathfinder Second Edition Conversion Guide to help guide your way. Here, you’ll find tips, tricks and a mountain of advice on how to convert your game as easily as possible. It includes conversion notes for characters, spells, magic items, and monsters!


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Paizo Twitch Streams Return!

We're bringing the Paizo designers and developers back in front of the camera for the return of Starfinder Wednesdays and Pathfinder Fridays on Twitch! Learn some lore, get your rules questions answered, and connect with community. You can find your favorite liveplay games throughout the week there too!


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Gen Con 2019 Highlights

Paizo's Social Media Producer, Payton, had an exciting first Gen Con! Getting the chance to meet so many of you and share the love of gaming was an absolute blast.


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Iconic Encounter: Personal Magnetism

Iconic Encounter: Personal Magnetism Thursday, July 18, 2019 “‘Fix the shuttle,’ she says. ‘It’s only a little banged up,’ she says.” Angry clanging noises came from beneath the deck, followed by Quig’s face popping up out of the engineering access bay. He waved a spanner angrily. “Next time Navasi wants to sign us up for a salvage mission, she can patch the junker, and I’ll stay on the Maiden and watch for pirates!”Altronus stared down from the hallway, both sets of arms crossed. “I’m sure...

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August Update— Team News, OPF News, Spotlights and Conventions!

Lots of news to get to this month, so jumping right in.


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Gen Con Recap

We made it through the Best 4 Days in Gaming™ (whew) and are making our way back to Paizo home offices. Most of the team will be back at work on scenarios soon, but I’ve got a few more days out of the office as I visit friends and family in around the Great Lakes.


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Legendary Adventures Await!

Back in February, we announced the next set of Pathfinder Battles pre-painted plastic miniatures from our partners at WizKids—Legendary Adventures—and showed off a handful of the figures in the set, including the Huge dragon turtle and some of the pieces of the Goblin Village premium set releasing at the same time.


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Pathfinder Second Edition Launches NOW!

Today is the day! Pathfinder Second Edition is officially here, on store shelves, at online retailers, and soon on game tables all across the world. It’s been more than three years since we first started work in earnest on the new edition, and after all that time—and with the assistance of tens of thousands of playtesters—Pathfinder Second Edition is ready for action!


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Dwarven Forge Fall of Plaguestone Set

We’ve partnered with our friends at Dwarven Forge to create a special terrain set for the Fall of Plaguestone adventure! The terrain is focused around four key encounters in the adventure and is available for preorder today at Dwarvenforge.com. Here’s what you’ll see when the set ships in Q1 2020.


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Pathfinder Society Pregen Debut!

Pregenerated characters. Those iconic heroes who often serve as the first introduction for people to play Pathfinder. They’re here. Or at least, the first batch of them. The level 1 versions of Amiri, Ezren, Fumbus, Harsk, Kyra, Lem, Lini, Merisiel, Sajan, Seoni, and Valeros, along with the level 5 versions of Amiri, Ezren, Fumbus, Kyra, Merisiel, and Valeros.


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Tales of Lost Omens: Dragonfear

They were talking about the dragon.


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Paizo at Gen Con

It’s finally here! Pathfinder Second Edition launches TOMORROW, and the center of action is Gen Con, where Paizo is already assembled in anticipation of the big day! Throughout the four-day show, we’ll be pulling back the curtain on future Pathfinder Second Edition releases, revealing exciting plans for Starfinder, and hosting dozens of panel discussions and presentations that take you behind the scenes of the world of Paizo.


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The Shining Kingdoms

The Shining Kingdoms Tuesday, July 30, 2019 This is it, Pathfinders—the conclusion of our world-spanning journey through the Age of Lost Omens! It’s only fitting, then, that we end in a region full of tried and true fantasy tropes, lands of elves, dwarves, knights in shining armor, and … guillotines? Illustration by Roman Roland KuteynikovEr, we’ll get back to those tall knives in a bit. Let’s start with those elves though, shall we? Kyonin, on the southeastern corner of Lake Encarthan in...

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Knights of Everflame Premieres Tonight!

Don’t miss the Pathfinder Second Edition Knights of Everflame premiere today at 4 p.m. Pacific! Game Master Jason Bulmahn leads an amazing cast of adventurers into the heart of darkness every Tuesday from 4-7 p. Pacific.


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Age of Ashes Player’s Guide

The Age of Ashes Player’s Guide gives players everything they need to create characters for their adventures through Hellknight Hill and beyond. Within this spoiler-free guide, you’ll find:


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First Adventures

Over the past few months we’ve spent a great deal of time talking about Pathfinder Second Edition, focusing primarily on the Core Rulebook and Bestiary. While these two hefty tomes are absolutely essential for your table, there is one critical thing that they lack: adventure! After all, what is a roleplaying game without a fun, exciting story to experience?


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Tales of Lost Omens: Portents from the Deck

Irhina felt their agitation thrumming through her tiny sea cabin. It was a sharp, jangled vibration, like a dozen out-of-tune instruments all bleating different songs. Something was coming, some great weight that sat on destiny’s weaving and bent all the skeins of fate toward itself.


Tags: Federico Musetti Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Tales of Lost Omens Web Fiction