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20190418-Preview

Iconic Encounter: Party Crasher

I had to search extra carefully to locate this week's Iconic Encounter, thanks in no small part to the unmatched stealth of Merisiel, the iconic rogue! Enjoy the following piece of short fiction from James L. Sutter in the next entry into our series of Iconic Encounters—brief vignettes of the iconic characters showcasing the myriad stories you can tell with Pathfinder Second Edition.


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New April 2019 Starfinder Society Scenarios

With only two months left before we reach the upcoming conclusion for Starfinder Society's inaugural season, the team is excited to preview our upcoming scenarios. April brings us a new Tier 1-4 scenario following up on a past (repeatable) adventure and a Tier 5-8 scenario that brings a certain faction's ongoing effort to a conclusion.


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Pathfinder Society Scenarios: A Top of the Hats

PaizoCon draws near, and that means we're approaching our last month of regularly scheduled scenarios—at least from a production standpoint. May scenarios have to be ready extra early for PaizoCon GMs, June Starfinder Society Scenarios have an early launch at Origins, July's adventures all have to be ready early for Gen Con, and our Pathfinder Society scenarios have to be ready early for Gen Con GMs. We've got a good handle on getting everything done by then. But there's no denying that it makes for a stressful 6+ months of production, and there are days when I'd love to retreat somewhere dark where I can just escape it all for 4 hours.


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20190416-Preview

Iconic Evolution: Merisiel

STAB! That's a rogue for you, am I right? Sneaking up on unsuspecting victims and picking their pockets or poking holes in them is what they do. Just be glad today's special sneak attack was just a new Iconic Evolution video! In this weekly video series, artist Wayne Reynolds takes Paizo's publisher and chief creative officer, Erik Mona, through his creative process in updating Pathfinder's iconic characters for the game's Second Edition, coming out this August. Check out this short video of their conversation for a glimpse into the mind of Pathfinder's most iconic visual artist and the first official look at the new version of Merisiel, the iconic elf rogue!


Tags: Iconic Evolutions Iconics Merisiel Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Rogues Wayne Reynolds

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20190415-Preview

What Makes a Man Turn Neutral?

Psst. Hey you. Yes, I can see you. Don't be shy, now. You've been looking for us for a very long time, after all.


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20190401-Preview

New on YouTube: The First Episode of Oblivion Oath and More!

What's new on our YouTube channel this week? Our live-play of Pathfinder Second Edition kicked off with episode 1! Learn about demons and elves on Golarion! Find out what didn't make it into the Starfinder Beginner Box! Plus a sit down with Crystal Frasier, author of Soldiers of Brass.


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20190412-Preview

Sun Spots

As the Dawn of Flame Adventure Path progresses, you might want to learn more about Starfinder lore related to ol’ Mataras, the Pact Worlds’ sun. Well, we’ve got you covered with video lore segment from our Starfinder Wednesday Twitch stream.


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20190411-Preview

Iconic Encounter: The Green Within

We're now over a month into our Iconic Encounters web series, so it's only natural that we'd get to Lini, the iconic gnome druid, sooner rather than later. This week's piece of flash fiction from James L. Sutter finds the intrepid adventurer alone in the Darklands with only her faithful companion, Droogami, to aid her in battling a sinister, fleshwarped foe.


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20190410-Preview

Starfinder Society Year 2

For Pathfinder Society, we announce year themes and logos at the PaizoCon preview banquet. This works well for Gen Con releases, but not so well for events in June and July. In deciding to launch new year storylines at Origins, we needed to move up our time line for announcements. If you want join myself, lead developer John Compton, and developer Thurston Hillman at Origins for the premier of Starfinder Season Year 2, you can find the Origins catalog of events on the Origins website.


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Iconic Evolution: Lini

We’re at the halfway through our Iconic Evolutions series, so it’s fitting that we’re looking at one of the half-sized iconics this week. In this weekly video series, artist Wayne Reynolds takes Paizo's publisher and chief creative officer, Erik Mona, through his creative process in updating Pathfinder’s iconic characters for the game’s Second Edition, coming out this August. Check out this short video of their conversation for a glimpse into the mind of Pathfinder's most iconic visual artist and the first official look at the new version of Lini, the iconic gnome druid!


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20190406-Preview

Paizo’s YouTube Week in Review

Pathfinder Friday: The History of Golarion's Ages! Starfinder Wednesday: When Starfinder Was Still Pathfinder!


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20190405-Preview

PACG, Starring Not Your Typical Goblins!

Over here at Pathfinder Adventure Card Game HQ, we're getting very excited. The new Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Core Set and the Curse of the Crimson Throne Adventure Path are due for release in May. So we've got news about your PACG subscription!


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20180803-Preview

A Very Merry Unboxing

The Beginner Box has everything you and up to 6 of your friends need to embark on an epic journey through space—no experience with Starfinder (or even roleplaying games) required. A few weeks ago on our Twitch stream, we unboxed this deceptive dense grab bag of goodies, from books and maps to player-aid cards (!) and more. No, really, a lot more! Check it out!


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Iconic Encounter: Tough Crowd

An adventuring party is like a rock band, each member bringing his or her own unique sound to the collective whole. A champion or fighter may stand in front, her wailing axe cutting a line through the crowd. A cleric or wizard might hide off to the side, out of the spotlight, but filling the room with atmospheric effects, a veritable wall of sound. A witty rogue may dart about the stage with precise choreography, delivering pointed accents to her allies' riffs. But it's the bard that ties the entire ensemble together, the drummer who keeps everyone on the beat, making each of his bandmates' parts shine. Lem, the iconic bard, is Pathfinder's Ringo, and his friends certainly get by with a little of his help!


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April Update—Second Seekers, Novas, Spotlights, and Conventions!

Regarding current programs, we need your help! As we approach the launch of Starfinder Society Year 2, we are calling all Starfinders who've championed the Second Seeker faction and purchased the Rising Star boon to send in your character information. For those with the boon in their sights, the deadline for submissions is May 1 at midnight Pacific time. Any items received after the deadline will be retained for future use. Players should email their character information to us at organizedplay@paizo.com. We reply to all submissions, so if you've sent it in and not heard back, please resend.


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20190402-Preview

Iconic Evolution: Lem

No Iconic Evolution this week, folks! Nah, that's just some April foolin' a day late. No class is better at playing the fool or pointing out others' foolishness than the bard, so you'd better tune your flutes and put on your dancing shoes (halflings excluded, of course). In this weekly video series, artist Wayne Reynolds takes Paizo's publisher and chief creative officer, Erik Mona, through his creative process in updating Pathfinder's iconic characters for the game's Second Edition, coming out this August. Check out this short video of their conversation for a glimpse into the mind of Pathfinder's most iconic visual artist and the first official look at the new version of Lem, the iconic halfling bard!


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20190401-Preview

The Oblivion Oath Begins!

Four unlikely heroes set sail from the port of Vellumis aboard the Sleepy Sea Cat, a slow-moving barge sailing the waters of Lake Encarthan. Packed with travelers and cargo, Captain Heliana Ironeye assures everyone of a smooth journey north to Ustalav before turning south and making for the elven port of Greengold, but tensions aboard remain high. Terrifying rumors out of the west, combined with fires throughout the city have set folk on edge, and the barge contains more than a few eager to put Lastwall behind them. In the case of our heroes, that could not be more true...


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20190329-Preview

Around the World in 32 Pages

Greetings! I've recently acquired a ticket to travel all of Golarion in the form of Pathfinder Player Companion: Heroes of Golarion. Once you pick up this book from your local gaming store in digital format from Paizo.com, you'll be able to see the wonder of great heroes from around the world. If that doesn't excite you, let me give you a tour!


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Target that Battlecruiser!

Space is big. Really, really big. Even Starfinder's galaxy, one of trillions in the larger universe, is a vast expanse from a humanoid perspective, and the best way to traverse these almost incomprehensible distances is with a starship! Many starships are commercial workhorses, hauling cargo from one world to another; other ships ferry passengers between pockets of civilization in Near Space or the Vast; and some ships, bristling with armaments or packed with troops, are weapons of war.


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20190327-Preview

Iconic Encounter: To the Last Breath

Glory to the Dawnflower! Today, Sarenrae answered the prayers of fans of Kyra, the iconic cleric! Enjoy the following piece of short fiction from James L. Sutter in the next entry into our series of Iconic Encounters—brief vignettes of the iconic characters showcasing the myriad stories you can tell with Pathfinder Second Edition.


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February-March Additional Resources

In addition to working on the latest scenarios, the Pathfinder Society team's been reviewing the many exciting new player options published in February and March. These cover Pathfinder #139: The Dead Roads (which has a remarkable amount of player content), Pathfinder #140: Eulogy for Roslar's Coffer, and Pathfinder Player Companion: Heroes of Golarion. All told, it's a huge number of character options, including some choice pieces for rarely-supported player races like shabtis, wyrwoods, and duskwalkers. We've pulled together all of our Additional Resources and Campaign Clarifications updates (including a few developer clarifications from the Heroes of Golarion product discussion thread), which should be updated on the website soon. In addition to these books' new content, there are a few minor changes being implemented:


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20190326-Preview

Iconic Evolution: Kyra

It's Tuesday, and that means it's time for our weekly Iconic Evolution! In this weekly video series, artist Wayne Reynolds takes Paizo's publisher and chief creative officer, Erik Mona, through his creative process in updating Pathfinder's iconic characters for the game's Second Edition, coming out this August. Check out this short video of their conversation for a glimpse into the mind of Pathfinder's most iconic visual artist and the first official look at the new version of Kyra, the iconic cleric!


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20190322-Preview

Fumble! The Dice Are Loose!

As rare and special as it is to roll a natural 20 in a Starfinder game session, the odds are just as good that you'll roll a natural 1. Especially when it happens to the villains, spectacular failure can just be fun, right?


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Win a Trip to PaizoCon 2019!

PaizoCon 2019 is quickly approaching—join us in Seattle, WA over the four-day Memorial Day weekend and play games, attend seminars, roll dice, shop—and celebrate all things Paizo!


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20190321-Preview

Iconic Encounter: One by One

Pathfinder fans have been tracking Harsk, the iconic ranger, for years now, but he's finally revealed himself and he's armed for bear! Enjoy the following piece of short fiction from James L. Sutter in the next entry into our series of Iconic Encounters—brief vignettes of the iconic characters showcasing the myriad stories you can tell with Pathfinder Second Edition.


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New March Starfinder Society Scenarios!

Starfinder Society continues its momentum towards the end of its first season with two new releases and the Organized Play team is excited to show them off! This month, our players can expect to learn more about the developing jinsul threat, while also getting a chance to "take a break" and go on a good old fashioned treasure hunt.


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New March Pathfinder Society Scenarios!

As we started working on Season 10 of Pathfinder Society, we knew that there were a lot of long running storylines that we wanted to resolve—and as importantly give players the opportunity to see through to the end. This month we're debuting the finale for the Gloomspires as well as a deep look into the famous Decemvirate helms!


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20190319-Preview

Iconic Evolution: Harsk

They say repeating something three times makes it a habit, so I guess we've established a steady routine for Iconic Evolutions! In this weekly video series, artist Wayne Reynolds takes Paizo's publisher and chief creative officer, Erik Mona, through his creative process in updating Pathfinder's iconic characters for the game's Second Edition, coming out this August. Check out this short video of their conversation for a glimpse into the mind of Pathfinder's most iconic visual artist and the first official look at the new version of Harsk, the iconic dwarf ranger!


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Walking on the Sun

Things are heating up in Starfinder adventures! The second volume of the Dawn of Flame Adventure Path, Soldiers of Brass by Crystal Frasier, releases this month, after an explosive start with James L. Sutter's Fire Starters.


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20180329-Preview2

Introducing the Pathfinder Adventure Card Society

I'm currently in Reno attending the GAMA trade show. It is our chance to meet with many retailers and present seminars on all things Paizo. We also have a booth on the exhibition floor where attendees can try out the new Starfinder Beginner Box, talk with the team about Pathfinder Second Edition and try a demo of the revised Adventure Card Game. So far, feedback from the floor is highly receptive on all fronts.


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Iconic Encounter: Puzzle Box

Pathfinder scholars are already familiar with Ezren, the iconic wizard, but even old dogs occasionally show off new tricks! Enjoy the following piece of short fiction from James L. Sutter in the next entry into our series of Iconic Encounters—brief vignettes of the iconic characters showcasing the myriad stories you can tell with Pathfinder Second Edition.


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20190312-Preview

Iconic Evolution: Ezren

Last week we launched Iconic Evolutions, a video series in which artist Wayne Reynolds takes Paizo's publisher and chief creative officer Erik Mona through his creative process in updating Pathfinder’s iconic characters for the game's Second Edition, coming out this August. Check out this short video of their conversation for a glimpse into the mind of Pathfinder's most iconic visual artist and the first official look at the new version of Ezren, the iconic wizard!


Tags: Classes Ezren Iconic Evolutions Iconics Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Wayne Reynolds Wizards

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Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Core Set

Core Principles: Rethinking Complexity in the Pathfinder ACG, Part 2

Last time, I showed you several of the new card frames and revised wordings in the upcoming Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Core Set. Let's keep that going!


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20190307-Preview

Iconic Encounter: Red Snow

You've already met Amiri, the iconic barbarian, but you've never seen her like this! Enjoy the following piece of short fiction from James L. Sutter in the first of our series of Iconic Encounters—brief vignettes of the iconic characters showcasing the myriad stories you can tell with Pathfinder Second Edition.


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20190306-Preview

Iconic Evolution: Amiri

It's been 12 years since famed artist Wayne Reynolds designed the core iconic characters we've all come to know and love. When we knew a second edition was on the horizon, we asked him to update them for the new era of Pathfinder. Last summer, Paizo's publisher and chief creative officer Erik Mona met with Wayne at Paizo's Gen Con booth to discuss his creative process. Check out this short video of their conversation for a glimpse into the mind of Pathfinder's most iconic visual artist and the first official look at the iconic barbarian, Amiri!


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March Update—Paizo twitch, Spotlights and Conventions!!

I spent much of February traveling to different conventions and leave again this weekend for a week of GAMA trade show fun! In my absence, organized play lead developer John Compton took to the Paizo twitch channel with Marketing Manager Dan Tharp for a discussion of upcoming bits and bobs about the Paizo organized play programs, with the predominate focus on the remaining storylines of Pathfinder Society Season Ten, the launch of Pathfinder Society Year One, Starfinder Society Season One, and the Adventure Card Guild. Without further ado, John's recap:


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20190304-Preview

Pathfinder Battles: Remembering the Fallen

Now that we've shown off all the figures in the standard Ruins of Lastwall set of prepainted plastic miniatures over the past few weeks, that leaves just the premium set for today's blog. Over the history of the line, we've switched between extra-large figures like dragons and giants and hydras and themed dungeon dressing like the Rusty Dragon Inn and the Court of the Crimson Throne. For Ruins of Lastwall, we suggested a cemetery set to WizKids, who at first seemed hesitant to do it (we later learned that they were doing a similar set in their Icons of the Realms product line). When they heard the pieces we wanted to include, however, they got really excited. The end result is one of the most impressive sets of dungeon dressing I think I've ever seen.


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20190301-Preview

Meet the Iconics: Fumbus

Born in Isger's Chitterwood, Fumbus's early life was practically idyllic, at least by goblin standards. The Chitterwood has been largely left to the goblins since the end of the Goblinblood Wars nearly twenty years ago, its goblin inhabitants now free of the militant influence of their hobgoblin cousins, most of whom were eradicated or driven out of Isger at the closing of the war.


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Organized Play Thoughts

Three-day US holiday weekends brings a plethora of conventions, especially in inclement weather months when indoor hobbies reign supreme. I just got back from GenghisCon in Aurora, Colorado, and leave tomorrow for Mace West in Asheville, North Carolina. The advantage of attending mid-sized shows comes in having time to focus on the community and interact with attendees on a personal level. Some of my favorite moments come from running games. Watching a player succeed at a skill or discover a bit of lore energizes me! Talking tips and tricks with other GMs allows me to take bits for my own toolbox. There are many facets of our organized play program that I enjoy working with, but interactions with our community usually tops the list.


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Pathfinder Battles: Undead Hoard

Yes, yes, I know. That's not the right version of "horde." But hear me out! No army of undead is complete without a veritable dragon's trove of minion figures to inundate the battlefield with. So while the minis represent a horde of undead, you, dear reader, are going to amass a hoard of these phenomenal figures from the forthcoming Pathfinder Battles: Ruins of Lastwall set from WizKids (now due out in May).


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February 2019 Starfinder Society Releases

February's scenarios begin the lovely countdown to what I like to call "Convention Season" which, for the Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild, really kicks off at Origins. Luckily, February's scenarios also provide an excellent new recruitment option to our GMs in the field, and a scenario that continues a plotline many players have (rather vocally) expressed interest in. So, how about we dig into this month's scenarios!


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New Scenarios: Repairing Old Damage

This week marks the anniversary of my sixth year working at Paizo and overseeing the organized play content development. Perhaps it's fitting then that not only do this month's Pathfinder Society scenarios deal with ancient places, but they also pertain to subjects that intrigued me even before I moved to Seattle to share adventures with so many groups worldwide: archaeology and the sorcerer Hao Jin.


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20190219-Preview

Pathfinder Battles: Hail the Living God!

This week's preview of Pathfinder Battles: Ruins of Lastwall examines the faith of one of Golarion's newest deities. Fewer than 50 years ago, the masked man known as Razmir appeared in the River Kingdom of Melcat, and declared himself a god after having passed the Test of the Starstone. Since that fateful day, he has raised a nation in Melcat's place that bears his name—Razmiran—and stretches all the way to the shores of Lake Encarthan. All who live there are required to worship him and pay harsh tithes to his church. Because PCs are likely lining up to join his growing cult, we thought we'd give them some minis to use!


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Playtest is over, so what’s the plan?

We closed the official Pathfinder Playtest in December and are well on the way to finalizing the final manuscript for the Core Rulebook. Now that we are close to locking and loading what Pathfinder version two looks like, the organized play team is revisiting our surveys from this fall and using them to finalize decisions as to what the new version of Pathfinder Society looks like.


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Pathfinder Battles: So Many Bugs!

Paizo is closed today due to inclement weather (better safe than sorry), but that won't keep me from showing off a few new figures from the forthcoming Pathfinder Battles: Ruins of Lastwall set, due out in April. I'll keep the commentary short, however, since everyone is working from home.


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20190208-Preview

The Tyrant's Grasp Player's Guide has been Loosed from its Prison!

The free Tyrant's Grasp Player's Guide is now available! Troubled times lie ahead for the nation of Lastwall, and the root of these troubles lies in the small frontier town of Roslar's Coffer. A handful of heroes are caught up in these dire events, inadvertent bearers of legendary power destined to save or doom the world. Lastwall is known for its valiant paladins, pious clerics and warpriests, and brave fighters. Yet many other types of characters—including resourceful rangers, cunning rogues, powerful wizards, and canny inquisitors—are appropriate for the Tyrant's Grasp Adventure Path. This player's guide contains plenty of spoiler-free advice to prepare characters for the challenges to come.



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Pathfinder Battles: A Huge Announcement!

This week, WizKids—our longtime partner for prepainted plastic Pathfinder miniatures—announced the first set to be released after the launch of Pathfinder Second Edition in August of this year. Pathfinder Battles: Legendary Adventures features 44 figures ranging in size from Small to Huge based on all new concept art for the next evolution of Pathfinder, much of it by iconic artist Wayne Reynolds himself!


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February Update—More Sanctioning, Spotlights, and Conventions!

For the past month, the organized play team worked on quite a few projects, from brainstorming what the Pathfinder Society looks like going forward, to monthly scenarios, to convention planning, and more. In a quest to provide as much content we can for Pathfinder Society players, the developers pulled together another bout of sanctioning, this time focusing on Seers of the Drowned City and War for the Crown. For the details, I turn to Michael Sayre.



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Pathfinder Battles: Embracing Darkness

Well, we're at the halfway point of our series of blogs previewing the contents of the forthcoming Pathfinder Battles: Ruins of Lastwall prepainted plastic miniature set from WizKids. I've shown off the crusaders of Lastwall and their celestial allies, the agents of the lich lord known as the Whispering Tyrant, and the extraplanar exemplars of balance. Today we take a look at a handful of creatures that aren't necessarily involved in the conflict between the tyrant and the people of Lastwall but who nevertheless have embraced the forces of darkness.


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Take a Ride on the Wild Side!

G'day! We've just unleashed Pathfinder Player Companion: Wilderness Origins and if you follow me, we can take a look at this beautiful volume as it hits bookshelves and the digital downloads of paizo.com as a PDF. Now be careful as we take a peek inside!


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New News for Organized Play Participants!

Almost one month done with 2019 and the organized play team's chugging away at our to-do list. Meetings over the past few weeks yielded results such as Year 2 storylines for Starfinder Society, and factions/storylines for the next iteration of Pathfinder Society. We've spent a goodly amount of our meetings talking about player feedback we collated from a variety of places - forums, surveys, convention discussions, and Facebook. Community commentary allows us the opportunity to craft a program that appeals to our player base. To all those community members who share their opinions, thank you for helping us shape the program.


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Pathfinder Battles: Champions of Balance

So far in our look into the forthcoming Ruins of Lastwall set of prepainted plastic miniatures from our partners at WizKids, we've seen the agents of undeath working to tighten the Whispering Tyrant's grasp on the Inner Sea region and the noble defenders of Lastwall who dedicate their lives to keeping the lich and his forces at bay. Today we look at the forces of balance caught in the middle of the conflict between good and evil.


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Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Core Set

Core Principles: Rethinking Complexity in the Pathfinder ACG, Part 1

Last week, perhaps you heard a great exhaling from here in the Pacific Northwest: We shipped the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Core Set and the Curse of the Crimson Throne Adventure Path to our printer Cartamundi for production.


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January 2019 Starfinder Society Releases

With the month of January a whole new year begins, but we're still making our way through the final months of Starfinder Society's first season. I'm excited that this month starts a very real countdown of sorts to our end-of-season finale interactive special. While the team isn't quite ready to start talking about our second interactive (more later, I promise) there are some major scenarios coming up this month that start us towards our season's end.


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Farewell and Warm Wishes to Christopher Carey!

A few weeks ago, Christopher Carey let me know he was leaving Paizo to begin a new adventure in California. My heart was heavy, since Chris has been a mentor and friend throughout my time here, but it was also full of joy for him, since he and his (Top Secret) new opportunity are a perfect match!


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Familiar Faces in Remote Places

January brings us two scenarios that build on more recent stories, taking us to the forests of Iobaria and back into the Hao Jin Tapestry.


Tags: Organized Play Pathfinder Society Pathfinder Society Scenarios Tawny Fritz Tom Ventre

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Pathfinder Battles: Agents of Undeath

Last time we looked at previews of April's Pathfinder Battles: Ruins of Lastwall set from WizKids, we saw the amassed forces of good defending the world from the Whispering Tyrant's minions. Those are all well and good (pun intended) for PCs and their allies, but what fun toys does the set hold for GMs?


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Event Submission Open for PaizoCon 2019

PaizoCon is a convention dedicated to our Paizo gaming community spending a weekend together gaming, learning, hanging out and celebrating the fun and creativity of gaming. Our community includes so many wonderful fans, players, employees, our friends and families, authors, artists, podcasters, RPG industry guests, and business partners. We hope that no matter why someone is choosing to attend PaizoCon, they feel welcomed and part of this amazing community.


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Calling for Volunteers!

The Organized Play Foundation (OPF) is putting the final touches on their call for volunteers for Paizo organized play programs. Paizo requested volunteers for Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild, Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild, Pathfinder Society Academy, Starfinder Society, and Pathfinder Society version 2 at PaizoCon, Origins, Gen Con, UK Games Expo and PAX Unplugged. Registration launches on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 9a.m. EST. To register, visit OPF Convention Volunteer Page and complete questionnaires for the events you wish to attend. Due to how requests are processed by convention organizing committees, you will need to complete a different questionnaire for every event you wish to volunteer for. Registering early on will ensure maximum choice of program and level of volunteerism, though cancellations mean volunteers are often accepted up to the week before the event.


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Pathfinder Battles: Shining Crusaders

Welcome to 4719, Pathfinders! We in the Paizo word mines are hard at work putting together a huge slate of new products for the year but that doesn't mean that I can't take a few minutes to show off some of the new figures coming out this April in the next set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted plastic miniatures from our partners at WizKids.


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Starfinder Class Playtest: Last Call!

The Starfinder Character Operations Manual Playtest is just about to wrap up—but if you haven't yet made a character with these playtest classes and given us your feedback, there’s still time!


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January Update—Welcome 2019, Spotlights and Conventions!!

Last Wednesday I was on a plane bound for Washington, D.C. and MAGFest. I returned Monday from one of the highest energy conventions I've attended. Trevor and the tri-state crew, as well as help from Pennsylvania and further afield, delivered four days of Starfinder Society and Pathfinder Society adventures. This week, I'm catching up on tasks so that I can fly out to SCARAB next week. Come hang out and say hi! If you're interested in which conventions Paizo staffers will attend in 2019, check out the listing at the bottom of the blog.


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Starfinder Class Playtest: Two Weeks Left!

The year might be brand new, but the Starfinder Roleplaying Game's Character Operations Manual playtest is still rolling full steam as we work on providing you with the best new classes possible for this late 2019 release!


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The Pathfinder Playtest is Closed!

Over the past 5 months, we've been thrilled to work with all of you to make the new version of Pathfinder the best game it can be. It hasn't been easy. The Doomsday Dawn adventure turned out to be an excellent way for us to gather data about the forward edge of the game, testing and tuning the numbers that make the game tick, but it was also quite a challenge for many (and I'm not just talking about the deadliness of Part 5).


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A Few of Our Favorite Things (Of 2018), Part 2

This past year has been a wild ride. As a look back on the year, I wanted to use this space to let the Paizo editorial team (developers, designers, editors, and art team) share some of our favorite things that we made or did during 2018. If you missed part 1 of this two-part blog, check it out here!

Thanks to Sonja and Emily on the art team for selecting the accompanying art, and thanks to all of you out there that have supported us in our endeavors. Happy Holidays!


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To the Society’s Success in 2018!

When we thought of the topic of today's blog, we intended it to cover a variety of topics. But as we started writing, there were so many fantastic scenarios to highlight that the words just kept coming. So instead of splitting focus, I'll save my words for next week and turn the keyboard to Organized Play Lead Developer John Compton, as he summarizes the highlights from our 2018 Society products. To all our players worldwide, thank you for making our communities vibrant places of play. Cheers and Happy Holidays!


Tags: Benjamin Widdowson Dion Harris Graey Erb Hannah Boving Organized Play Pathfinder Society Sebastian Rodriguez Starfinder Society

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Wishing You Happy Holidays and New Year!

From a whole new adventure the Paizo crew has taken on with the announcement of the Pathfinder Playtest early this year, to new Pathfinder and Starfinder Adventure Path campaigns, and now our current Starfinder Playtest, 2018 has been an amazingly busy and exciting time. Earlier this afternoon we began sharing our retrospectives from the last 12 months and it's always so wonderfully surprising how quickly they've gone by. We also get to think on how grateful we are for the encouragement and feedback our community has extended to us as we explore new systems and ideas within our games, our community, and of course paizo.com. It's important to everyone in our office to take this moment to say: THANK YOU!


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A Few of Our Favorite Things (Of 2018), Part 1

This past year has been a wild ride. As a look back on the year, I wanted to use this space to let the Paizo editorial team (developers, designers, editors, and art team) share some of our favorite things that we made or did during 2018. When asking the team for contributions to the blog, I received so many that we're going to break this blog into two parts, with the second part dropping next Friday.


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Order of the Amber Die—Doomsday Dawn Playtest: Wrap Up!

Before letting the folks from the Order of the Amber Die get their final thoughts regarding the Playtest out there, I want to thank them for the heroic effort they made in getting this material to all of us. It was great not only hearing about the play experience and seeing the thorough data, but it was also amazing to gaze at the gorgeous pictures. So, thanks to the Order of the Amber Die! Take it away, y'all!


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Additional Resources and Signal of Screams

This year's been a busy one, particularly with all of the work that's gone into creating Pathfinder Playtest scenarios, reviewing feedback, discussing the Second Edition organized play program's structure, and conveying that in a bunch of really big blogs. While that's been really productive from a looking-to-the-future perspective, it's been less fulfilling in the present because we had fallen way behind in our Additional Resources and Campaign Clarifications process. Over the past 8 weeks, the developers have revisited how we approach these books, devised better ways to streamline the whole process, and pushed through numerous months' content.


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PaizoCon 2019 Announced!

PaizoCon is an annual convention run by Paizo Inc., where the Paizo community comes to play, learn, and connect with each other. The Paizo community includes fans and players, Paizo employees, authors, artists, RPG media (podcasts and reviewers, etc), RPG industry publishers, and business partners. PaizoCon occurs over Memorial Day weekend (May 24-27) and is held in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels near the SeaTac airport. Attendees interested in staying at the DoubleTree can access a special convention room rate here.


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We Are Forsaken

Some of the exciting world-building I was able to tackle in the deluxe adventure Pathfinder Module: Cradle of Night revolves around vanished gods. Few mortals know that the Shadow Plane once had their own pantheon of wicked demigods, akin to the Eldest of the First World. Called the Forsaken, these demigods sought to expand their power and influence, but all of them mysteriously vanished at once, long ago.


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Everybody Sing, Oh Yeah, It's a Critical Hit!

Critical hits are among the most dramatic, and most popular, moments in a Starfinder game session. A player scoring a critical hit is generally rewarded with cheers from fellow players, while an NPC scoring one often leads to groans and (hopefully good-hearted) booing. A critical hit can change the course of a battle, force new tactics to be adopted, and may also set a foe on fire, leave them insensate for a round, or even chop off a limb. Critical hits are rare, but memorable.


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Honor Demands It

We're approaching the end of a glorious Starfinder Society year, and we wanted to make sure we ended December with a narrative bang. It's amazing to look back at everything we've accomplished. Not only did 2018 kick off with our introduction to morlamaws (yes, it's really only been a year), but it's also featured reality television events, much-anticipated pop concerts, and wildlife benefit fundraisers. We also saw the return of an ancient starship from Pathfinder Society, debuted Starfinder Society's first multi-table interactive special, and scaled up to two scenarios a month. Needless to say, it's been a busy year, and that calls for some more fun adventures.


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Shattered Shields and Tattered Tapestries

December brings us two scenarios dealing with artifacts that play a vital role in the story of the Pathfinder Society, and perhaps in the future of Golarion itself (not to oversell you on the importance of playing these adventures or anything)!


Tags: Organized Play Pathfinder Society Pathfinder Society Scenarios Tom Ventre

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You'd Better Believe It!

Over the course of Pathfinder's over 10-year history, adventurers have trekked all over the globe, pulling back the veil on distant continents and lesser known cultures in the Inner Sea. As stories of these travels filtered back and spread across northern Garund and Avistan, tales of foreign gods came with them, piquing the interest of religious scholars. Now, with PathfinderCampaign Setting: Faiths of Golarion, we're offering up the details of some of these faiths, with a few hotly anticipated divinities and notes from their authors:


Tags: Pathfinder Campaign Setting Sandra Posada Vicky Yarova Vlada Hladkova

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December Update—Kudos, Spotlights and Conventions!!

To aid our community in scheduling their vacation, I wanted to announce the main Paizo events now, along with committee chairs if known. The Organized Play Foundation will call for volunteers, including GMs and Department Heads, later this month. It is our intention to arrange timelines so that volunteers know if they are selected well before housing lotteries or the closure of ticket sales.


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Order of the Amber Die—Doomsday Dawn Playtest, Part 7

They've reached the end of Doomsday Dawn! The Order of the Amber Die is here to give a report of their experiences with the last chapter of the Playtest adventure after an exciting run through the whole thing. Did they survive or perish? Read below to find out. But! If you want to avoid spoilers, read this a bit later after you're done with the adventure.


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Starfinder Society Class Playtest

With the release of the Starfinder Character Operations Manual playtest, the Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild is also opening its doors to a limited form of playtest. Since these classes won't be released until late 2019, we're looking at allowing players the chance to try these classes out during the playtest period.


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Starfinder Playtest Launches!

The Starfinder Character Operations Manual Playtest begins now!


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In the Shadowed Depths of the Earth

It's no secret I love adventures first and foremost, and the upcoming Pathfinder Module: Cradle of Night is one of the highlights of my first year at Paizo. This adventure was crafted by several of Paizo's veteran contributors: James Jacobs, Wes Schneider, Neil Spicer, and Greg Vaughan. Don't let the multiple authors fool you into thinking this is a collection of stories—it's a single super-adventure with a stunning beginning and a desperate urgency all the way to the end. Cradle of Night was a long time coming, but it's all the better for it, and now it's here!


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Courts Are for Kings, and Kingdoms Are for Your PCs!

I'm a huge fan of the Kingmaker Adventure Path. I have been ever since the first session of the Kingmaker campaign I GMed, which ran for almost four years. My players made good use of the sandbox nature of the AP to explore every nook and cranny of the adventure, as well as many areas outside of its original scope. Writing additional content for them was my first foray into designing my own adventures, and I learned so much about being a good GM from that experience. So of course, when the opportunity came up to write sanctioning documents for Kingmaker, I was excited to take on the project. And then other tasks cropped up that had to be done right away. The project got trapped in an endless cycle "nice to have, but not nearly as urgent as these ten other things." And in the end, the notes remained at the front of my to-do folder for two whole years, waiting for something to shake loose so I could work on them without neglecting my other responsibilities. Then the Pathfinder Kingmaker computer RPG launched, and everyone was excited about the Adventure Path once again. I knew that it was time to pick up my old notes and finally finish this project. If you're a fan of the adventure path who hasn't checked out the computer game, or a fan of the computer game who hasn't tried the tabletop version of the adventure path, I highly recommend them both.


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Pathfinder Society 2: Factions and Fame

This is our fourth installment discussing our original sticky forum threads regarding the transition of the Pathfinder Society between version 1 and 2 of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. In past blogs, we discussed Tiers, Level Gain, and the Roleplaying Guild Guide; Boons and Chronicle Sheets; and GM stars, Replay, and Boon Conversion. We also put up a blog about Pregenerated Characters. We're seeking your feedback on each of these topics. If you're interested in sharing your thoughts and haven't done so already, please follow the links above.


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New Office, New Faces: Coming Home From Distant Places

Hello! Hello. Hello again, to some of you. It's been a while since I've done this, written a blog for Paizo. About four years, in fact, which seems at once unbelievably historic but also just yesterday. Four years ago is when I said goodbye to Paizo so I could go out and see the world. Now, I have returned to find a place both strange and familiar, filled with faces I recognize and a few I don't. The cubicles are on the other side of the building now. There is a new Costco next door. The post office across the street seems smaller, though it isn't.


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November 2018 Starfinder Society Releases

November's a cold month up here in the wilds of Canada, and as I developed this month's scenarios, I found that I developed a growing obsession with them. While I didn't quite grow a beard or batter down any doors with axes, I certainly came to appreciate this month's scenarios for the important plot elements they introduce into the Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild. So, let's dive in!


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Demons and Devils and Pathfinders—Oh My!

Back when we announced Season 10, we were really excited about some of the big stories that we hoped to wrap up in a big way. November really kicks off two of these payoffs with a pair of high-level scenarios written by fan favorite authors addressing two our favorite NPCs. We're really stoked!


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Core Principles: Varying the Challenge in the Pathfinder ACG

Last week I got to proof the new rulebook for Core and it made me excited to talk more about the design principles for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Core Set. As Mike explained in a previous blog, we really wanted to give players the ability to control the game's challenge level, as well as the ability to speed the game up when desired.


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Collect Your Destiny

"Geek" is a word with myriad definitions, but for me, those definitions all have to do with passion. In many cases, this passion manifests in the form of a collection of some sort, and boy, do I have a long list of collections! Just among the few freelancers and members of the staff I polled (and some I didn't but whose collecting proclivities I know), we at Paizo collect nerd stuff that runs the gamut: action figures, agates, detergents, Doctor Who autographs, foreign currency, occult texts, planchettes, port wines, Star Wars memorabilia, stuffed animals, and tarot cards, just to name a few. But not a numismatist among them?! For shame!


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Thanks

Last week we wrapped up the Actual Play streams of Doomsday Dawn from here at the Paizo offices, but that does not mean that the playtest is over! If you missed the streams you can still catch them on our YouTube channel and over on Twitch. We hope you are having as much fun with these games as we are!


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Order of the Amber Die—Doomsday Dawn Playtest, Part 6

Closing in on the end of Doomsday Dawn, the guys from the Order of the Amber Die are here with their report on Part 6—"Red Flags"! Keep in mind that there are spoilers in this report, so if you haven't played through the adventure and don't want to know any secrets, come back after you're done.


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From Dusk Till Dusk

The world of Verces is a tidally locked planet, one hemisphere always facing the sun as it makes its orbit. As such, half of the planet is baked by constant heat, while the other half is a frozen wasteland. However, a strip of habitable terrain circles the planet where the two sides meet, a temperate zone in a state of constant twilight. Most of Verces's sentient life evolved in this area, which eventually became known as the Ring of Nations, a unified coalition of countries.


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Pathfinder Society 2: GM Stars, Replay, and Boon Carryover

This is our third installment discussing our original sticky forum threads regarding the transition of the Pathfinder Society between version 1 and 2 of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. In past blogs, we discussed Tiers, Level Gain, and the Roleplaying Guild Guide and Boons & Chronicle Sheets. This week, we focus the conversations around converting PFS version 1 items, namely GM stars and boons, and what replay may look like for PFS version 1 after we launch version 2.


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Catching Our Breath

The past three months have gone by in a blur, with new surveys, updates, and playtest releases almost every week! We know that this has been a challenging process for many groups, so we wanted to take the moment to once again offer up our thanks. You've really worked incredibly hard to give us the feedback we need to make this version of Pathfinder be the best it can be.


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October Update—Know Direction, Spotlights and Conventions!!

I'm amazed how quickly this year's flown by. It seems only yesterday I booked my tickets for MarsCon and now we are rapidly approaching my final convention of the year. The events this year provided many opportunities to meet and interact with members of our community. I look forward to U-Con this weekend and visiting more Society members. Hanging out with our players and GMs is one of my favorite parts of being the Organized Play Manger.


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Boards Don't Hit Back!

Can I just take a moment to say how excited I am to see Pathfinder Player Companion: Martial Arts Handbook finally hit bookshelves and digital downloads from paizo.com as a PDF? I am quite excited! This is the book that I've been waiting years to see and it's finally here!


Tags: Alyssa McCarthy Pathfinder Player Companion

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Shining Lights and Dark Stars

The final chapter of the Doomsday Dawn playtest adventure is here, "When the Stars Go Dark." Your heroes have spent the better part of a decade researching and struggling against the forces of Night Heralds. As the ancient countdown clocks race to their final moments, do your heroes have the courage and skill to save Golarion from a nightmarish fate?


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Order of the Amber Die—Doomsday Dawn Playtest, Part 5

It's time for another report from the Order of the Amber Die! This time they give us a peek at their table as they ran through Part 5 of Doomsday Dawn, "The Heroes of Undarin"! As usual with these blogs, if you haven't played or read this and don't want to see any spoilers, turn away now!


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Build Them Up, Break Them Down!

Constructs have been a staple of fantasy stories for decades and it's no surprise that they are just as prevalent in the world of Golarion. These creatures include the likes of simple clockwork familiars all the way to the colossi, towering constructs the size of entire keeps. Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Construct Handbook takes a look at these created creatures and provides new options for both players and GMs that wish to build up the presence of constructs in their adventures.


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Spotlight: Charity Conventions

Over the past year, Society GMs and players opened their hearts (and wallets) in support of other people. While the reasons varied from sick children to cancer research to wounded servicemembers to animal shelters, the generosity of our community didn't waver. Thank you and a huge round of applause to all the organizers on the list for the extra effort it takes to include a charity component in your event. Through the efforts of your labors and the generosity of your players, someone's day brightened.


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Starfinder Society Guide 1.1

That's right. As of now, the guide has been updated to include a variety of updates put together by the Organized Play Team and built from the feedback of countless players and organizers across the world. I'd like to also give a special thanks to anyone who contributed to the thread that was started months ago on this topic as your comments were invaluable in coming up with these updates.


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The Prestige

As we draw ever closer to the end of the playtest, there are still a number of questions we need to ask you about the way the game works and how that's conveyed to you in the book. Today, we're launching a pair of surveys that do just that, one focusing on presentation and another focusing on magic.


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In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream

Do you want to hear a scary story? It all began on a cold, dreary winter's night. A thin mist covered the ground, and the streetlights did little to pierce the gloom. Most people were in their homes, huddling under blankets, sipping warm cocoa, and basking in the comforting glow of their television sets. Most sane people, that is. But one man shunned the comforts of the hearth to sit hunched over a laptop, typing furiously. The computer's sickly light emphasized his haggard appearance, making him look more like an animated corpse than a living person. He composed an unhinged manifesto of shadowy horrors, blood-curdling mutilations, and the seductive nature of evil. And when he was done, he slumped across the keyboard dead asleep, not caring about the nightmares that would most assuredly come.


Tags: Signal of Screams Starfinder Starfinder Adventure Path

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October 2018 Starfinder Society Releases

October brings with it all manner of spooky gifts! While this month's Starfinder releases may not as overtly spooky in nature as some past releases, I can assure you that both scenarios involve some scenes that scream for GMs to ramp up the tension. Let's dive into this month's offerings.


Tags: Graey Erb Organized Play Starfinder Society Starfinder Society Scenarios

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Full Moon, Hot Blood

As we brainstorm adventures, the team often comes up with ideas that we have to shelve for months or even years before they come to fruition. When we were looking at our season's schedule months ago, we had several open Tier 3-7 slots, and at long last there was the opportunity to realize one of my dream two-part series that's perfect for the Halloween season. It's been floating in my head since a shortly after Pathfinder Society Scenario #5-16: Destiny of the Sands, Part 3: Sanctum of the Sages, which has a somewhat famous and temporary character augmentation. The idea that we could use that concept for something as strange as a monstrous template, though... that's always been a bit of a dream. Thankfully, Linda was ready to take the lead on developing our Mysteries Under Moonlight series, and she's going to jump in to say some more.


Tags: Leonardo Santanna Marko Horvatin Organized Play Pathfinder Society Pathfinder Society Scenarios

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I'm an Alien, You're an Alien

While much of the fun in Alien Archive 2 for players is looking at new playable species, there's much more player-facing content than just aliens to make into new characters. Like the first Alien Archive, we wanted to help describe the strangeness of a science-fantasy universe with rules elements any character can pick up and use.


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Things Get Weird

Well folks, we did it. We made it to the final Pathfinder Battles: Kingmaker preview. Were there delays and complications along the way? Sure. But no kingdom rises from nothing without pain and struggle. And I couldn't have done it without you, fair citizens. Your taxes will go to the establishment of nothing but the finest of statues in my hon—...wait, it wasn't me that got king-made? That means I have to do my job and show off these last few minis, doesn't it?