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GameMastery Module J1: Entombed with the Pharaohs (OGL)

Terrifying Transformation

Terrifying Transformation Wednesday, October 31, 2007The new GameMastery Module J1: Entombed with the Pharaohs has arrived in our office and is about to ship. In anticipation, I have decided to turn you all into terrible undead servants, forever bound to the tomb of the Four Pharaohs of Ascension. Are you ready? Great! Please look at the following four images: ... There! Does your skin itch a bit? Do you have the urge to wrap yourself in linen bandages? Feel the need to go Urrrrrrr?...
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Get Your Big Break!

Get Your Big Break! Tuesday, October 30, 2007Ever thought about trying to break into the gaming industry, but have no idea where to start? Now's your chance! Starting at the end of October, paizo.com will host RPG Superstar, the first adventure game industry design contest voted on by the fans, aimed at finding the newest talent in RPG design. ... With the end of the print editions of Dragon and Dungeon magazines, Paizo has lost a conduit to find new designers, says Lisa Stevens, Paizo's CEO....
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How to Stage a Haunt

How to Stage a Haunt Monday, October 29, 2007With Halloween coming up, we thought it a good idea to look back to the Foxglove Manor chapter of Pathfinder #2 (which, incidentally, would work extremely well as a standalone haunted house romp for All Hallows' Eve) and explain a bit more about one of the spooky innovations introduced there. ... In The Skinsaw Murders, we present a new way to handle an old classic—haunts. The mechanic for haunts is cool because it allows us to present really...
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Pathfinder5-Wizard

Meet the Iconics: Ezren

Meet the Iconics: Ezren Friday, October 26, 2007 For many adventurers, wanderlust strikes at a young age when minds are impressionable and the urge to escape the doldrums of homelife become too much to resist. In other cases, there's never a choice at all—being raised on the streets leaves few other options available for those who do not wish to become criminals. Rarest are those who come to adventuring late in life.This was Ezren's path to adventure. Born to a successful spice...
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How big is it?

How big is it? Thursday, October 25, 2007For some time now, people have been asking us how big Golarion is, and many have had the misconception that Varisia, being our most detailed region so far, comprises the majority of our setting. Nothing could be further from the truth, and to give you an idea of scale, Jason Bulmahn has pulled out the coastal outlines of the two continents that comprise the first Golarion world map (which will appear in the Pathfinder Chronicles Gazetteer) and dropped...
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Pathfinder Adventure Path #3: The Hook Mountain Massacre (Rise of the Runelords 3 of 6) (OGL)

Beware the Mother of Oblivion!

Beware the Mother of Oblivion! Wednesday, October 24, 2007You've heard the legends, now witness the awesome glory of Black Magga! Read all about her interdimensional horror in this sample spread from Pathfinder #3's Bestiary section: 552 KB zip PDF. ... James Sutter ... Assistant Editor, Pathfinder ...
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Pathfinder Chronicles Chat Finds A New Home

Pathfinder Chronicles Chat Finds A New Home Tuesday, October 23, 2007The Pathfinder Chronicles chatroom has a new home over at dmtools.org, making it easier than ever to log in, hang out, and avoid your other responsibilities. Just visit http://chat.dmtools.org, enter a username, and you're ready to go—no internet savvy required! Plus, in addition to chillin' in real-time with some of your favorite Paizo messageboard regulars, stop by every Tuesday at roughly 8:00 PM Pacific Standard...
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PF5 Cover and Wallpaper!

PF5 Cover and Wallpaper! Monday, October 22, 2007Last week you saw Wayne's awesome white dragon fight for the cover of Pathfinder #5. This week, we've brought you the whole thing as a downloadable desktop wallpaper—including the newest iconic! Who is this well-equipped wizard? Only time (and, perhaps, a blog post in the imminent future) will tell.... ... James Sutter ... Assistant Editor, Pathfinder
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Second Darkness Adventure Path Friday, October 19, 2007Since we're...

Second Darkness Adventure Path Friday, October 19, 2007Since we're getting dangerously close to starting actual work on Pathfinder's second Adventure Path, Curse of the Crimson Throne, I figured it'd be a great time to reveal some information about Pathfinder's third Adventure Path. This one's still quite early in the development stages, but nonetheless we've got a fair amount about it nailed down. And it's those things I want to talk about in today's blog post. ... The Name: The third...
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Happy Blogiversary!

Happy Blogiversary! Thursday, October 18, 2007As of Friday, October 19th, the Paizo Blog will have been in action for six whole months. There's been laughter, there've been tears (mostly mine), there've been sneak previews, setting information, contests, and a boatload of new art, and it's generally been a good time for all involved. ... But now we're coming up on that crucial six-month mark, that time in every relationship where we have to look hard at each other and ask some serious...
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Bigger is better!

Bigger is better! Wednesday, October 17, 2007Like the majestic hermit crab, as the iconic characters level up, they continue to require larger and larger accommodations. As such, Pathfinder #3 features a brand-new half-page format for the pregenerated characters—take a gander at the bigger format, and get a sneak peak into Valeros's personality as well! ... James Sutter ... Assistant Editor, Pathfinder ...
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GameMastery Module U1: Gallery of Evil (OGL)

Meet the Competition

Meet the Competition Tuesday, October 16, 2007Welcome to Sothis, capital of the great desert nation of Osirion, gateway to the mysteries of the sands. Centuries ago, the legendary ancient pharaohs ruled over a nation of sorcerers and slaves with an iron fist, wielding godlike magical abilities unlike anything in the modern world. Now they are gone, and all that remains of their wonder and terror lies buried beneath the dunes, concealed in vast stone pyramids and protected by traps and curses...
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Wayne Does It Again!

Wayne Does It Again! Monday, October 15, 2007Wayne Reynolds just delivered the cover painting for Pathfinder #5: Sins of the Saviors, and man, is it a doozy! Looks like Valeros has learned a valuable lesson about what it means to play meat-shield for the party when there's a dragon involved.... Click the image for a larger version. ... James Sutter ... Assistant Editor, Pathfinder
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Top 5 Open Call Mistakes

Top 5 Open Call Mistakes Friday, October 12, 2007So, we're not going to have time to send out detailed feedback to everyone who failed to make it to the second round of the Open Call for W3: Flight of the Red Raven. But I know that people want to know what they did wrong, or how they can improve for the future, for the next open call or for other endeavors. With that in mind, here are the five most common mistakes people made that caused me to reject the submission. ... 1. Novel-writing. An...
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Open Call Round 1 Results

Open Call Round 1 Results Thursday, October 11, 2007The results for Round 1 of the GameMastery Module Open Call are in. It may have taken a marathon meeting, about half a dozen cans of Diet Dr. Pepper, and a host of minis to play with while we chatted... but it's finally done. In the end, we couldn't settle on 10 candidates as initially promised, and instead decided to go with 12! Those who advanced will have a little more than two weeks to submit a full outline, including sample encounters...
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Riddleport

Welcome to Riddleport!

Welcome to Riddleport! Wednesday, October 10, 2007By now, Pathfinder readers are getting to know Magnimar (detailed in Pathfinder #2). And when we launch the second Pathfinder Adventure Path, Curse of the Crimson Throne, there'll be all sorts of details on Korvosa. But what about Varisia's third city, Riddleport? While we do indeed have plans to eventually present Riddleport in greater detail, for the foreseeable future there's not going to be much about the notorious port town at...
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Looting the Treasure Chest

Looting the Treasure Chest Tuesday, October 9, 2007We've received quite a few questions about the GameMastery Treasure Chest over the past several weeks and I thought I would take a moment to give you the skinny on this box full of goodness. ... This box gives you a wide assortment of our most popular GameMastery products, including an original adventure (TC1: Into the Haunted Forest) that ties together all the products into one deluxe game experience. Here's what the box contains. ... TC1:...
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Magnimar

Free Pathfinder 2 Download Supplement!

Free Pathfinder 2 Download Supplement! Friday, October 5, 2007It's a fact: sometimes there's just too much good stuff to fit in a given volume of Pathfinder. While we here on the Paizo staff squeeze and condense as much as we can to make sure that each book is 100% concentrated awesome, print still has certain limitations... after all, sliced tree can only hold so much ink. That's why, from here on out, you can expect to see free supplement downloads to go along with specific volumes of...
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IvyDistrict

The Ivy District

The Ivy District Thursday, October 4, 2007GameMastery Module U1: Gallery of Evil takes place against the backdrop of the largest city in Golarion: Absalom. This burgeoning metropolis is filled to the brim with people from all walks of life across three continents. Easily the most cosmopolitan city in the world, Absalom must expect the unexpected. In the jaded manner common to many large cities, nothing really surprises them. ... While we intend to unveil more about our iconic major city over...
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Bidding Adieu to Volume 2

Bidding Adieu to Volume 2 Wednesday, October 3, 2007So after what felt like years of waiting (it was more like weeks), we finally got in our office copies of Pathfinder #2 today! Which also means that we'll be shipping them out to subscribers and distributors very soon. I actually walked by a pallet of them down in the warehouse earlier today, and seeing SKINSAW MURDERS written on a stack of boxes as tall as me was strange. The Skinsaw Man came out of a game I ran back in college set in my...
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GameMastery Open Call: Closed

GameMastery Open Call: Closed Tuesday, October 2, 2007The first round of the GameMastery Module Open Call closed yesterday at noon, and let me tell you, there was quite a rush there at the end. Can an email program smoke? I think mine did a little yesterday. ... All told, we received 168 entries over the course of nine days, with most of them coming within the final 48 hours. Following the closing of the contest, I have gone through and stripped the names from files, assigning them all a...
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You got GameMastery in my Dragonlance!

You got GameMastery in my Dragonlance! Monday, October 1, 2007 ... While seeing folks play in our campaign world is of course the biggest compliment we can receive, here at Paizo, we understand that many people have been playing in alternative game worlds for a long time, and simply aren't interested in switching over. As a result, we're always excited when we hear about someone getting jazzed enough about our products to mine out ideas or convert them over to their favorite setting. ... Thus...
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