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Your World To Create!

Two weeks ago, we shared some of the different world concepts members of the Paizo staff came up with for the same array of cards from the Deck of Many Worlds. Now it’s your turn! Using the rules reference cards from the deck (a free download available here) design your concept for the world shown below and propose it in the comments. The submissions that are marked as a favorite the most times will be included in the running to have an official writeup by a member of the Starfinder team in a forthcoming blog entry into the Codex of Worlds!


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Core Design: Amiri

I’ve always been a fan of Amiri as a character. I was drawn in first by her artwork, then by her story. It’s sometimes hard to justify why your barbarian is so damn angry all the time; Amiri’s tribe and brother tried to have her killed because of rampant misogyny. Yeah, my only question is if she ever stops raging.


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Do you want to GM at a con?

With all the snow falling around the office, I thought a bit of Frozen humor appropriate. Since I ran away from the snowmageddon to the warmer climes of Virginia, I’d ask our community to send good vibes back to the Paizonians braving the wrath of Baba Yaga to keep operations and books moving forward.


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Iconic Encounter: Ready

Seelah took a moment to run a mental checklist before leaving the last place of cover. The sun was high, brightly keeping shadows at bay and ensuring she had clear lines of sight. It also ensured that as soon as she stepped into the courtyard, she would be spotted. Stealth was not her area of expertise in any case. She would need different tactics to overcome her foes, and she hoped she had planned well enough. If she had not, the consequences would be dire.


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Come One, Come All, to the Extinction Curse Player’s Guide!

The free Extinction Curse Player's Guide is now available! From humble beginnings as members of the cast-off and cobbled-together Circus of Wayward Wonders, a handful of heroes will rise to avert a catastrophe that threatens to swallow the islands of the Inner Sea! Any kind of adventurer can find a home in the circus, from burly barbarians and flamboyant bards to nimble monks and flashy sorcerers, and the Extinction Curse Adventure Path welcomes them all. This player’s guide contains lots of spoiler-free advice to prepare your characters for the challenges ahead of them.


Tags: Pathfinder Pathfinder Adventure Path Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition

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Faith It 'Til You Make It!

Characters living in the Age of Lost Omens have the unique benefit of being able to speak directly with their gods and have these gods directly influence the world around them. This is especially true of player characters, who typically have a direct line to their given gods, particularly in the case of faithful classes like champions and clerics. You can think of Lost Omens Gods & Magic as a catalog to help you decide not only what faith your character can follow, but also what benefits you gain for said worship.


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This Week on Twitch, Jan 13 - Jan 19

While a lot of our content creators are on break and readjusting their schedules. We here at Paizo are back and excited to show off what the dev team has been working on. The Starfinder team is getting close to completing the Attack of The Swarm Adventure Path. And the Pathfinder team are excited to sit with you and go over how we team came up with the gods for Pathfinder originally, and how they developed to be the divine beings today!


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January Update—Stars, Spotlights and Conventions!

OPM Musings

Our last blog looked at 2019 and some of the team’s best memories of our year. Between then and now, I took a few weeks off over the holidays to visit family and recharge my batteries. I arrived back in the office on Monday, ready to tackle our outstanding tasks and get things completed.


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Tales of Lost Omens: Questioning Nature

The ritual continued. Gifne sat in place as she had for the past day, eyes closed, silently repeating the mantra in her mind, communing with the Green, with the Will of the World, with nature itself. Finally, to her satisfaction, she felt nature respond.


Tags: Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Web Fiction

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Pungeon Crawl - The Starfinder Live Play show!

One of the things I love seeing while browsing through the internet, is seeing folks creating Pathfinder and Starfinder content. And from all of my years assisting and even creating live-play shows and content for thousands of eyes to see, I know the amount of work that goes into making these shows. Especially for Tabletop RPG live-play shows such as Pungeon Crawl. So to see amazing people spend that much time making content for our games is truly heartwarming for us at Paizo. And when we get time we like to spotlight people in our community who do a great job supporting and showing off how great our games and community can be.


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Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?

The world of Pathfinder is one of many gods, entities of unfathomable power with influence over every aspect of mortal life. To the average person on Golarion, a prayer to a god for good health, good harvests, or protection from harm is an everyday tradition. A character’s choice of a patron god can have a huge impact on that PC’s background, attitude, and overall flavor. Yet for the player of a PC who is not a member of a divine class, the choice of deity has often proven merely cosmetic. If you aren’t affected one way or another by the whims of the gods, what point is there in following their strictures—in other words, what’s in it for me?


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This Week on Twitch, Jan 06 - Jan 10

Welcome to the Year of the Crit! A lot is happening behind the scenes for all of your favorite Twitch shows this January, and we couldn’t be more excited! This 2020 is going to be amazing for up and coming live plays and content creators for tabletop rpgs. And we here at Paizo are excited to aid those interested in pushing these platforms forward.


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A World of Many Worlds

The most exciting thing (to me) about the Deck of Many Worlds is that you can shuffle up and deal millions of different worlds to prompt multiple galaxies’ worth of ideas. But for this blog, I wanted to show off how even just one of those millions of possibilities can provide plenty of different ideas, all on its own!


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The Windsong Testaments: Rage of Creation

It took less than a day for the first seven worlds to end.


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Happy New Year from all of us at Paizo!

May your 2020 be a Critical Success!



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This Week on Twitch, Dec 30 - Jan 3

Hey everyone, most of us here at Paizo are back from the Holidays. But this week will be fairly light on shows due to several of our key companions still out on vacation. Or they ran off to prepare for New Years, which would explain all of that dwarven ale that arrived in the warehouse today.


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Wrapping up Organized Play in 2019

With year-end fast approaching, I enjoy taking a moment to reflect on everything that happened the prior year and put some broad strokes in place for the future. It doesn’t feel like twelve months since we did the last review, but you know the saying – “Time flies when you’re having fun!” This time around, I asked the other Organized Play team members to give their thoughts as well. You can find their musings a bit further down the page. Thurston Hillman, Starfinder Society Developer, didn’t send me one, so the next time you see him, be sure to ask about his 2019!


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Tales from the Drift: Improvisations

The Tempering: a time of travel for any kasatha reaching maturity, when the young adult seeks out new experiences, and in doing so, discovers himself. Some accept exciting internships, and others join crews to travel beyond the stars—proud, noble, traditional stuff. It was lost within this wistful self-reflection that Tahja gradually regained consciousness following his accidental dive off a skybridge, his fall unceremoniously broken by a dumpster. In his dawning lucidity, he gazed about and wondered.


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Happy Holidays from Paizo!

Happy Holidays from Paizo! Thank you for making 2019 such a critical success! We hope that you are safe, happy, and playing what you love!


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Introducing Our New Org Play Developer!

I’m James Case, the newest organized play developer! I’m coming over from the editing team, where over the last couple of years, I’ve had the chance to see and get a feel for almost every type of product that Paizo puts out. Before that, I worked in scientific editing in Tokyo, where I both picked up a surprising number of useful RPG facts from research papers (the color red is made of beetles!) as well as introduced my RPG group to Pathfinder.


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Starfinder Society Year 3 Preview: A New First Seeker

As the year steadily gets closer to ending, the Organized Play Team has been hard at work preparing for next year’s content. While we’re still far away from announcing exactly everything that is on the horizon for Starfinder Year 3, the team wanted to take some time to discuss an important change coming up in the Starfinder setting. Specifically, the change in leadership of the Starfinder Society—a new First Seeker!


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Tales from the Drift: This City Sings For Blood

It was a cold, still night in Arl, and from the thasteron-stained alleys of the Old Quarter to the shimmering stadiums of the Vitaritech Coliseum, the people cried out for blood.


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Knights of Everflame Finale!

Don’t miss the epic finale of Season 2 tonight from 4 to 7 p.m. Pacific on Geek & Sundry’s Twitch channel and on OfficalPaizo! Stay tuned for the after-party at 7 p.m. when the cast returns live to talk about this season’s exploits along with what lies ahead.


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“Alexa, Play Starfinder”

Starfinder is now available on Amazon Alexa!


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This Week on Twitch, Dec 16 - Dec 20

The holidays are upon us, and we here at Paizo are beginning to make plans to visit our friends and families. But some of us want to spend this week with all of you. Managing Developer Amanda Hamon and Rob McCreary will be here on Wednesday to talk to you about Starfinder on Alexa! While this Friday James Jacobs will be here to talk to you all about Pathfinder lore! So for those of you into the lore, this is your chance to talk to the Creative Director of Pathfinder and get your questions answered!


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Season’s Greetings

The year 2019 will go down as one of the busiest and most satisfying for the Paizo goblins and skittermanders here at Paizo HQ. From the release of the Starfinder Beginner Box, to the update of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, to fighting cave raptors in the warehouse, and finally to the launch of Pathfinder Second Edition, it has been a great year!


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December 2019 Starfinder Society Releases

With the holiday season upon us, December also brings a slightly early release for Organized Play scenarios—which works because it gives our community something to play during the holidays and allows the Organized Play Team to enjoy some days off! Our releases this month take us to two extremes of our level range, with a level 1–4 scenario and then our first foray into higher levels with our inaugural offering for levels 9–12. Let’s dive right in.


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December 2019 Pathfinder Society Releases

Welcome to December, Pathfinders! As we stated a few weeks ago, our December scenarios arrive a few weeks early so that our players have them for the holiday season. If you’re wondering what kind of adventures we have in store for you, good news! That’s what James Case and I are here to talk about.


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Tales from the Drift: Walls

The bite of the usqui, a blood-loving fly native to the rainforests of Naleobaseq, delivers a parasite that renders victims psychically mute and deaf. Its effects on telepathic races are quite profound. The resulting silence, a cold psionic exile from kith and kin, so shocks the infected that they’ve been found in fetal curls, talking to themselves to keep from feeling so utterly alone.
—Entomological Survey of the Vast, Vol. 131.7


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Fuel for your Solstice Storytelling

A draconic dilemma, a hostile hallucination, a gate to hold, a gate to break, a descent into the Darklands, and both monsters and horrors for your pockets --- these are our new wares to outfit your adventurous expeditions this month.


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Starfinder To Land On Amazon Alexa!

For months now, we at Paizo have been holding onto an incredible secret: Starfinder, the science-fantasy game that mixes dragons with robotics and magic missiles with high-tech hacking, is coming to Amazon Alexa!


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Archon Studio Ships Wave 2 Starfinder Minis

Archon Studios begins shipping the second wave of Starfinder miniatures on December 16, Wave 2 includes Ferani Nadaz (Downside Kings boss), Obozaya (Vesk Soldier), Anacite Laborer (robot), Ryphorian Skyfire Pilot, Skittermander, and Luwazi Elsebo (Starfinder Society). Check out the sculpts below.


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Pathfinder Lost Omens Lore Archive Now on Humble Bundle!

As Erik Mona foretold last month, we have a second Humble RPG Book Bundle to offer you this holiday season and it is huge! The Humble RPG Book Bundle: Pathfinder Lost Omens Lore Archive provides never-before-bundled gamebooks for anyone looking to master the lore of the Age of Lost Omens.


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This Week on Twitch, Dec 9 - Dec 13

Brr! It’s getting really cold in December now! I’m used to the hot and humid weather of Louisiana. How do you people survive up here in Seattle!? Well, Starfinder’s Lead Designer Joe Pasini for the Starfinder Wednesday stream to help me tolerate this frigid existence. It will be all about the Deck of Many Worlds, and we want you there to make an entire planetary system with us!This Friday we have a two hour long show with developer commentary on the Age of Ashes books 5 and 6 with the developers who worked on them! So with that... .


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PACG Core Set Class Strategy #3: Seoni the Sorcerer

Seoni always felt to me like one of the most pitch-perfect PACG conversions. Her ability to sacrifice her other spells to make attacks feels like a perfect conversion of the 1E Advanced Player’s Guide Arcane Blast feat . And taking the best advantage of that power is the core of her strategy.


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Owlcat Games Announces “Pathfinder: Wrath Of The Righteous” Computer RPG

Wednesday, December 4th, our friends at Owlcat Games began to unveil their newest classic isometric CRPG game Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous! Based on the adventure path of the same name, it will follow in the footsteps of Pathfinder: Kingmaker, the previous digital Pathfinder adaptation. The first key art image of the game has been released as a teaser of things to come for the title.


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December Update— Pregens, PaizoCon, Stars, Spotlights and Conventions!

As the year draws to a close, I’m at one final convention – PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia. If your attending, be sure to stop by the Paizo Booth (#2646) or the Organzied Play Room (#120-B) and say hi!


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Tales from the Drift: A Perfect Endeavor

An electric glow bathes the artificial landscape around me, assaulting my senses with a kaleidoscope of neon blues, greens and pinks. The sound of moving mechanical lifeforms and low-altitude vehicles creates a cacophony that somehow manages to generate an odd harmony with one another. Hundreds of beings, both organic and mechanical alike, maneuver the wide open streets of the megaplex city with guided purpose.


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PaizoCon 2020

Join us for our annual celebration of all things Paizo! Badges are on sale now.


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This Week on Twitch, Dec 2 - Dec 6

The frozen month is now upon us! So, while some of our staff are meeting a lot of you at PAX Unplugged, we have planned a collection of streams to warm you up this winter week!


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Core Design: Seoni

Our journey through the iconics continues with our third Core Set Quick-Start character, Seoni!


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The Black Friday 2019 sale on paizo.com

The store at paizo.com is an online retail hobby destination for gamers that carries the latest products from top hobby game publishers. You can also find the newest releases, as well as accessories like dice and maps, miniatures, T-shirts, and goblin plush toys, to quickly replenish your adventuring supplies for the next dungeon run.


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Last Week of the Playtest!

The end of the Pathfinder Advanced Player’s Guide playtest is almost here! This is your last week to give us feedback on the investigator, oracle, swashbuckler, and witch. If you’ve participated so far, thank you so much for your help! We’ve already learned a lot about these four classes that we’ll be able to use going forward. If you haven’t yet, there’s still a bit more time to get in a game or two, and you can download it here. Either way, before the playtest period ends, be absolutely sure to head to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/APGClassSurvey to take the main survey, as well as https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/APGOpenResponse optionally if you have more detailed written feedback you’d prefer to submit to us directly.


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Meet the Authors!

With the Lost Omens World Guide and Lost Omens Character Guide now being out for a while and with previews and reviews of all kinds floating around the web, I wanted to delve a little further behind the scenes to the authors who actually wrote the material contained within. While the writers of our Paizo products are always credited in the front and back of the books, a simple name in a byline doesn’t give readers much information on the people who work to bring the setting to life! As a final blog to wrap up our promotion of the first two Lost Omens Guides, I reached out to the authors of the two books with the intent of promoting them—as well as any other personal work they would like to promote, so that new fans of their work could find other projects, RPG products, websites, livestreams, and more to enjoy!


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Tales from the Drift: The Long Sunrise

I was two-thirds of the way through a hybrid power converter and already feeling the buzz when a knock on the door caught me off guard. In itself, that shouldn’t have been strange; I’m a private detective, after all. But I’d turned the sign off a week ago. Sentient Robotic Investigations—the only SRO detective agency in the Burning Archipelago—was closed. Figuring someone’d gotten lost, I opened the door to send them away. Instead I found a korasha lashunta waiting, her features as symmetrical as anyone could ask for, wearing an annoyed scowl that brought with it a surge of memories of the old days.


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PtP Update and November Releases: New Reigns, New Lands

Before we proceed with this month’s Pathfinder Society releases, we wanted to update our community on the status of the Playtest Points (PtP), which is holding up the launch of the Achievement Points (AcP) system.


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November 2019 Starfinder Society Releases

As the November chills make their presence known, this month’s Starfinder Society releases promise players some unique vistas to visit. If you’re in an area of the world like me, where the snow is already piling up, tabletop RPGs can offer the perfect escape from the cold reality outside. Luckily for us, this month’s Starfinder Society releases take players to some previously unexplored regions of the known galaxy!


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It’s New Comics Day on Humble Bundle!

Wednesday always means New Comic Day, when comics fans like me swarm to the racks to find the newest releases. It’s been a while since we released a new Pathfinder comic with our friends at Dynamite (more on that soon—we’re working on something really special), but we thought the approaching holiday season was a good opportunity to team up with Humble Bundle to bring you a huge selection of Pathfinder comics at the best price of all: whatever you feel like paying!


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Nov Update— PAC Society, New Developer, Stars, Spotlights and Cons

I want to apologize for the lack of blogs the past two weeks. I returned from Gamehole Con in Madison and critically failed my fort save, succumbing to con crud of epic proportions. My week enforced vacation provided much needed rest but resulted in some tasks not getting done. On a positive note, that means two days of organized play blogs this week, as we have this one today and our scenario reviews tomorrow.


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New Releases in November

From the new biohacker, vanguard, witchwarper classes, to vibrant locations like taverns, undercities, secret monasteries, and Scarlet strongholds—these are the complete game system products we are grateful to offer you this November.


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This Week on Twitch, Nov 18 - Nov 22

Hello, it’s your Social Media Producer Payton Smith once again for the third week of November! Thanksgiving for the USA is coming up, and I hope you all are ready to run a few extra miles to prepare for the feasts ahead!


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Tales from the Drift: The Same Stars

Today is going to be a good day.


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Enhance Your Hero!

The Starfinder Character Operations Manual expands the universe of what is possible for characters of any class or race, providing new choices at every stage of character creation and advancement. Whether you are a veteran or new to the game, there's something there for you!


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This Week on Twitch, Nov 11 - Nov 16

Hello, it’s your Social Media Producer Payton Smith here to give you another weekly update. The two things I want most to call to your attention are the Starship Combat New Roles showcase this Wednesday and the Age of Ashes: Tomorrow Must Burn & Fires of the Haunted City Developer Commentary happening this Friday.


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Varian Jeggare - Deckmaster

Keith and Shannon have been talking about the new character designs in the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Core Set, so I thought I would do some blogs about the characters from the Curse of the Crimson Throne Adventure Path. In particular, today I’m going to consider Varian Jeggare, everyone’s favorite faithful Chelaxian Wizard dedicated to Asmodeus.


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The Windsong Testaments: The Acts of Iomedae

We can learn much from the wisdom of the divine, but we can learn as much from their actions. The truly faithful understand that not even the gods themselves are infallible, and that words and promises do not always suffice. Those among us who see no fault in the gods are worse than zealots, worse than puppets. They taint the very idea of faith with their blind devotion. When a god makes a mistake, the results can be disastrous if their faithful do not understand the error. If they take that error as gospel, they are doomed to repeat the error and compound upon it again and again. And in so doing make the initial misstep into something more. In the worst of cases, these repeated mistakes can transcend to become the new order, and not even the gods themselves can turn them back.


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System Of A Downtime

Feeling overwhelmed by the wealth of new Starfinder species and class options in the new Character Operations Manual? Well, take a break and spend some downtime with me, and I’ll introduce you to a new system introduced in this very same book.


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Welcome to the Advanced Player’s Guide Playtest!

Welcome to the Advanced Player’s Guide Playtest! Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Welcome to the Pathfinder Advanced Player’s Guide playtest! In the document below, you’ll find four new classes set to be introduced in the Advanced Player’s Guide in July 2020, but before we can add them to the game, we need your help to ensure they are the best they can be! To do that, we need you to create characters using these classes and give them a try. We’re hoping that each of these new characters offers...

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T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Hoodies and More!

Paizo has been searching for better ways to deliver the kinds of apparel you want to see for both Starfinder and Pathfinder. For years, we’ve commissioned shirt designs, bringing them to PaizoCon and GenCon before selling them on paizo.com. Ensuring you get to pick the styles, sizes, and colors was a challenge that we haven’t been able to overcome...until now.


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This Week on Twitch, Nov 4 - Nov 8

Hello, it’s your Social Media Producer Payton Smith here to give you another weekly update. The two things I want most to call to your attention is the developer commentary on the new Starfinder Adventure Path: Attack of the Swarm - The Forever Reliquary this Wednesday and the Advanced Player's Guide Playtest Overview happening this Friday.


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Adventure Time: Seven Days to the Grave

In the first installment of our behind-the-scenes look at the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game’s Curse of the Crimson Throne Adventure Path, we covered Adventure 1: Edge of Anarchy. By the end of that chapter, you learned that Korvosa is a strange city full of criminals (both big- and small-time) and devils (mostly small… for now), and that many of those are respected citizens. Now it’s time for things to get grim: a plague descends on the city. Let’s walk through Adventure 2: Seven Days to the Grave. Bring out your dead!


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The Windsong Testaments: The Three Fears of Pharasma

“Reality is born. Reality must die. So somewhere in between must dwell both you and I.”


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Classing Things Up With Starfinder's Newest Book

We’re mere days from getting ahold of Starfinder’s new Character Operations Manual, a book that’s overflowing with new character options. Although I didn’t get to work on this book directly, I got the benefit of flipping through all of its fancy new feats and class features with the exuberance of a fan—a pleasure I experience far less often as a developer.


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Pulling Back the Curtain on Organized Play Outstanding Tasks

Since sanctioning Fall of Plaguestone, the team received feedback from the community. Reading the commentary made us realize we hadn’t communicated the basis of our sanctioning process and that doing so would clarify some of the issues. So here goes!


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Core Rulebook Errata: Round 1

The Pathfinder Core Rulebook has been out in the wide world for a few months now! While you’ve had a chance to put the game through its paces, we’ve been hard at work combing through feedback and questions from staff, players, and fans of the game, looking for any spots that need clarification.


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Win prizes and find glory in the Crit Arena!

Hey everyone, it’s Payton Smith, your Social Media Producer back again with another exciting event for you all!


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Pathfinder: Knights of Everflame Season Two Premieres TODAY!

Season Two of Pathfinder: Knights of Everflame premieres today at 4 p.m. Pacific on Geek & Sundry on Twitch! The entire cast returns for continuing adventures in collaborative storytelling utilizing the Pathfinder Second Edition role-playing game. Catch the Pre-Show starting at 3 p.m. Pacific leading up to the premiere of Season Two. New episodes air every Tuesday on Twitch at 4 p.m. Pacific, and will also appear on Geek & Sundry YouTube channel each week following the Twitch broadcast. Get ready now by going to KnightsofEverflame.com to find character bios, art, helpful links, and more!


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Character Operations Manual Preview: Race Options

Starfinder has over 100 playable species now, but one of the things we wanted to do in the Character Operations Manual was give a little love to the 13 species found in the Starfinder Core Rulebook (including legacy races). What does that mean? That means alternate ability score adjustments, alternate racial traits, and new feats, gear, and class options which—while perhaps pioneered by a given species—are actually available to everyone.


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This Week on Twitch, Oct 28 - Nov 1

Hello, it’s your Social Media Producer Payton Smith here to give you another weekly update. The two things I want most to call to your attention are the Character Operations Manual Overview this Wednesday and our special CRIT ARENA event happening this Friday.


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Knights of Everflame: Season Two Premieres Next Tuesday, October 29!

Season Two of Knights of Everflame will premiere next Tuesday, October 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. Pacific on Geek & Sundry’s Twitch channel! The entire cast returns for continuing adventures in collaborative storytelling utilizing the Pathfinder Second Edition role-playing game. New episodes air every Tuesdays on Twitch at 4 p.m. Pacific, and will also appear on YouTube the week following their Twitch broadcast.


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The Windsong Testaments: On Family Bonds

The bonds of family are strong and can blind even the gods to atrocity and awfulness. And no deity knows better the dangers of trusting one’s sibling than Shelyn, sister of Zon-Kuthon.


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Adventures Near And Far

Hello! If you’re reading this, then hopefully you’re excited to hear about the new Pathfinder Society adventures we’re getting ready to release, because that’s pretty much all I’m going to be talking about.


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October 2019 Starfinder Society Releases

October is a month of spooks and scares and this month’s Starfinder Society releases cover that theme, as well as provide a fun way for existing players to fit in some Starfinder Society in those smaller time slots. Let’s take a look.


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Fall of Plaguestone and Sanctioning

Greetings everyone! I have some good news, some neutral news, and a general conversation that I’m pretty sure is also neutral (or at least not actively evil), so I’m going to open up with the good news- Fall of Plaguestone is sanctioned! Assuming the technology gods have not conspired against me once more, you should find those sanctioning docs on the Fall of Plaguestone product page. But wait! I know you’re eager to start clicking so you can collect your Chronicle sheet, but there’s a bit more to this conversation.


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The (Un)Usual Suspects!

Have you heard? The Lost Omens Character Guide is available now at your local gaming store and here on paizo.com! If you haven’t had a chance to check out what kind of awesome content shows up in the book, take some time to check out blog posts from the past weeks. All of those posts cover the cool content for ancestries and organizations, but there’s one more section of the book we wanted to show off. However, rather than just giving a typical preview, we wanted to show the book in action and have you, fine readers, follow along at home!


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Trick or Treat! October New Releases

Whether haunted, fumbling, flooded, subterranean, consumed, flaming, or maniacal—we have concocted some goodies for you this month!


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This Week on Twitch, Oct 21 - Oct 25

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 #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.


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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.


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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?


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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!


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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.


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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.