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The Abomination Arsenal: Part 5

The Deep Levels!
We’ve delved a lot of dungeons throughout Order of the Amber Die’s history. We’ve delved a few megadungeons too. There is this cool thing that happens when you pass the two-thirds mark of a megadungeon; in 2014, it happened when we reached the eleventh level of The Emerald Spire. In our earlier years, it happened when we reached the third poster map of the Ruins of Undermountain. It happened again during this marathon, when we landed on the eighth level of the Abomination Vaults. You’re close to the end. You can feel the immensity of the megadungeon above you, instead of below you. Barring teleportation, it takes longer and longer each time you trek back up to the surface. Everything is a bit more serious—the pressure to succeed is greater. You’re in what we call “the deep levels” of a megadungeon. Just reaching the deep levels is enough for hand-slaps and hugs around the table, but in the back of your mind is what awaits at the bottom.

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Lore Masters Releasing A New Question Pack!

Lore Masters is releasing a new question pack, aimed at broadening knowledge and proficiency in the spells featured in Player Core.

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Natural Pengu Mobile VTT Is Now FREE To Use!

Greetings, adventurers! We’re Natural Pengu, and we’re developing the Natural Pengu Mobile VTT. We want to bring Pathfinder to your phone and make it available for everyone, from beginners to veterans alike.

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Celebrating Black History Month 2024!

Hail and well met, Pathfinders and Starfinders!
February is recognized in the United States of America as Black History Month, a time when we honor the contributions of Black people to culture, cuisine, science, history, and more. The theme of this year’s Black History Month is African Americans and the Arts, focusing on art as a vehicle for empowerment and a way to preserve history and community.

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Welcoming Fresh and Familiar Faces to Paizo - Feb 2024

Howdy, folks! It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these blogs, and in that time, we’ve added some wonderful new folks to the Creative Department and had a couple of former Paizo creatives return to lend their expertise to Pathfinder and Starfinder. Since it has been a while, some of these folks have been with us for quite a few months, but you didn’t know that and that’s no reason not to join us in welcoming them. It’s been great having new people and new voices on the team in design, development, art, and edit to add their keen experience and varied experiences to the fabric of the Paizo Creative Department.

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Midwinter Holiday Celebration & Sale!

Season’s greetings, Pathfinders and Starfinders! It’s December, which puts us right in the middle of a whole host of holidays and celebrations. We’ve reached out to our staff and contributors to ask about their favorite traditions for the winter (or, in the case of our southern hemisphere friends, summer) holidays!

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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month 2023

Koonííni'ííni, Pathfinders and Starfinders!
November is recognized in the United States of America as Native American Heritage Month—a celebration of the indigenous peoples of Turtle Island and our contributions to art, culture, environmental conservation, and more! This year’s theme is Celebrating Tribal Sovereignty and Identity—showcasing the wide diversity of indigenous cultures and ways of life.

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The Abomination Arsenal: Part 4

GOBLIN DOWN!
The Black Powder Cadre took a hit in this marathon, and lost one of its founding members. Like we said in our last report, author Vanessa Hoskins will surprise you. No finger-pointing amongst the team here—we got surprised—plain and simple. Before we get to what happened, this daring all-gunslingers project has lasted longer than many of us expected, so get caught up if you need to:

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Out of This World: Meet the Authors of Starfinder Enhanced!

It’s time to celebrate the release of the incredible Starfinder Enhanced! This book gives so many awesome options to any and every class in our game, and none of it would be possible without a squadron of fantastic authors. I’m personally honored to have helped develop their work following the legendary developers John Compton and Joe Pasini, who went above and beyond bringing this incredible book to life. Without further ado, let’s give our amazing authors the opportunity to show us all the awesome projects they have and help celebrate the release of their wonderful work. If you liked a section, consider letting them know in the comments and following them on social media!

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Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2023

Today, October 9th, is recognized as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the United States of America. In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the Paizo offices are closed today. While we’re closed, we wanted to take a moment to recognize this holiday and suggest some resources for you to learn more!

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2023!

September 15th through October 15th is recognized in the United States as Hispanic Heritage Month, recognizing the independence dates of many Latin American countries, including Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Chile. Since 1988, the United States has celebrated Hispanic and Latine contributions to American culture during this month.

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Rosh Hashanah Jewish Contributors Blog

September 15th at sundown marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of a new year, and the beginning of the High Holy Days for Jewish people. In celebration of the new year, we’ve gathered submissions from some of our Jewish employees and community members!

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Face The Whispering Tyrant in Pathfinder: Gallowspire Survivors

The Whispering Tyrant awaits… Pathfinder: Gallowspire Survivors has officially launched into Steam Early Access! Developed by BKOM Studios in partnership with Paizo, this roguelite bullet hell survivor game allows you to experience the renowned world of Golarion through a whole new lens. Arm-in-arm with a trusted ally, delve into Gallowspire and confront the legendary villain Tar-Baphon!

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The Ragin’ Writers

Hello, elementonauts! Pathfinder Rage of Elements has been out for a while now, and we hope you’ve been having a great time with your kineticists, elementals, travels to the elemental planes, and all sorts of new spells, items, and monsters. We wanted to take this chance to recognize the great authors who came together to make this project special.

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Paizo And TabletopTown Partnership

TabletopTown and Paizo are teaming up to put Pathfinder (and Starfinder) in your pocket. Coming in the fall of this year, TabletopTown is a mobile platform designed for the asynchronous play of tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPGs) of all sorts, and this partnership will allow players and game masters access to the Paizo library through the marketplace, an in-app location for users to find and sell games, characters, and stories.

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Become a Pathfinder Lore Master!

Get ready for an amazing adventure as Pathfinder Lore Masters, the ultimate knowledge and trivia-focused mobile game that explores the rules and lore of the Pathfinder universe, heads your way!

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Digging Up Some Highhelm Authors!

Though Lost Omens Highhelm has been out for some time now, we wanted to take one last look at the book and the authors who made it possible. Dwarves are known for their fine crafts and the work these authors put into Highhelm would make any dwarf proud to display this book next to their finest blades and armor. As these authors share a bit about them and their work, consider letting them know if you like their work in the comments or following them on social media!

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Face the Whispering Tyrant Beneath the Tower of Darkness in Pathfinder: Gallowspire Survivors

BKOM Studios and Paizo are thrilled to share that Pathfinder: Gallowspire Survivors will be launching into Steam Early Access on September 14th. Experience Pathfinder through a whole new lens and oppose the legendary villain Tar-Baphon in this roguelite bullet hell survivor game!

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Gen Con 2023 Recap!

We had a spectacular time at Gen Con in Indianapolis with record-breaking attendance, full Organized Play tables, full demo tables, a gorgeous booth, brisk sales, exciting Pathfinder and Starfinder Society specials, and community awards galore!

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Call to Volunteer: PAX Unplugged 2023

Greetings, players! We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be attending PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia, PA this December! We’ll be running scenarios, bounties, and demos for Pathfinder and Starfinder Society. We’ll also be running demos of our board games for the first time!

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Paizo, Mirrorscape Bring Starfinder, Pathfinder to Augmented Reality

Paizo is announcing a partnership with Mirrorscape, an all-new XR tabletop gaming platform, to make Pathfinder and Starfinder available in authentic 3D and augmented reality.

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Update from Paizo President Jim Butler

It’s been a little over a year since I took over the helm at Paizo as president, and I wanted to give everyone a look behind the scenes at what’s been happening during that time as well as provide a look ahead.

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The Abomination Arsenal: Part 3

STILL ALIVE!

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ORC License: The Final Version is Here!

This is it! After months of collaborative work, we are pleased to present the final version of the Open RPG Creative (ORC) License! The license is a system-agnostic, perpetual, and irrevocable open gaming license that provides a legal “safe harbor” for sharing rules mechanics so as to encourage collaboration and innovation in the tabletop-gaming space. After much commentary and iteration, the ORC License and accompanying ORC AxE (Answers and Explanations) document are now final and ready to be used by game publishers large and small.

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“Pathfinder: Abomination Vaults” is 100% funded on Kickstarter!

We did it! “Pathfinder: Abomination Vaults” is 100% funded on Kickstarter!

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TRANScendental - A Trans Character Celebration!

Golarion and the Pact Worlds are filled with people of all sorts – this is just a small collection of our wonderful trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming characters!

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Waves of Freedom: Juneteenth 2023

While many American history classes conflate Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation with the end of slavery, it took several years before the order reached states like Texas—and it wasn’t until June 19th, 1865 that slavery was properly abolished. It should also be noted that while slavery was banned as an institutional practice, it still exists in the prison industrial complex and disproportionately affects Black Americans.

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Promoting Paizo: Meet the Marketing Team

I’m Aaron Shanks, Director of Marketing, and it is my privilege to introduce to you a group of professional geeks I call Paizo’s marketing+ team! Alex Spiedel, Organized Play Coordinator; Jon Morgantini, Community & Social Media Specialist; and Rue Dickey, Marketing & Media Specialist all report to me, but this group of adventurers needs more than four. So, I regularly borrow the talents of Raychael Allor, our Licensing & Marketing Coordinator, and Maryssa Lagervall, our Web Content Manager, who join us from the licensing and technology teams, respectively. Together we form Volt—er, a skilled and dedicated group to help you play Starfinder and Pathfinder!

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Battle Endless Waves of Undead in “Pathfinder: Gallowspire Survivors”

The roguelite bullet hell survivor from BKOM Studios and Paizo arrives on PC in 2023.

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The Abomination Vaults Kickstarter campaign has reached over 75% funding!

What an amazing response we have received from Pathfinder fans on the Abomination Vaults game Kickstarter campaign! Already above 75% and going strong.

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Paizo Pride 2023

Pride month is a time to celebrate queer joy, a time to be out and proud about our existence. Pride is a protest and always has been. For every victory, like the Respect for Marriage Act or the removal of the ban against gay men donating blood, there are just as many setbacks to equality. States like Florida and Texas pass law after law banning discussion of queer issues in schools and gender-affirming medical care, which whips the outrage machine into a frenzy and leads to Target employees being attacked over the yearly Pride collection. The LGBTQ+ community wonders every day what new attacks on our freedom, our right to simply exist, await us in the news.

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ORC License Third Draft Ready for Comment

For the last several months, numerous publishers, including Paizo, have been working hard on the ORC License, a system-agnostic, perpetual, and irrevocable open gaming license that provides a legal “safe harbor” for sharing rules mechanics and encourages collaboration and innovation in the tabletop gaming space. In collaboration with hundreds of publishers and other interested parties on the ORC License Discord, we’ve been group-editing the license and related Answers and Explanations (AxE) document, kicking the language into shape and making sure that the license is as solid as possible, and works for as many publishers as possible.

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Pathfinder: Abomination Vaults Hack & Slash ARPG live on Kickstarter!

This is the moment you have been waiting for! We’re super happy to announce that BKOM Studios, in partnership with Paizo, has launched the Pathfinder: Abomination Vaults’ Kickstarter campaign. This game is the first-ever co-op Hack and Slash ARPG based on the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and is set to release on PC (Steam)!

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PaizoCon South Pacific is coming June 30th through July 2nd, 2023

PaizoCon South Pacific is happening again at the historic Quarantine Station in Sydney, Australia this June/July!

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PaizoCon Online 2023 Portfolio Reviews!

Share your unique vision with the pros! Get thoughtful and detailed feedback on your illustrations from Paizo’s art directors. Learn what we look for and how to get there. We are here to help! Sign up to have our team review your portfolio, and we’ll give you a 10-minute constructive critique on your work. Reviews will be held Friday, May 26th starting at 10 am and going to 3 pm. We’re offering early sign up for ticket holders, and then we will open it up to anyone interested.

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Pathfinder Second Edition on Foundry VTT: Meet the Team

A very fond hello to everyone. I’m Nath (Anathema), the project coordinator for Foundry Virtual Tabletop (Foundry VTT). I’m joined by Viviane (Cora), who leads content development on our Pathfinder products. Some of you might remember our discussion of that development process in the Bestiary Token Pack blog post. We were also honored to attend last year’s PaizoCon and are excited to return this year.

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PaizoCon Online 2023 Twitch Stream Schedule

Check out this year's Streaming Schedule and join us on twitch.tv/officialpaizo for PaizoCon Online 2023!

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A Pathfinder Abomination Vaults ARPG coming to Kickstarter!

BKOM Studios and Paizo are proud to reveal Pathfinder: Abomination Vaults, the first ever co-op ARPG based on the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game!

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Kobold Warrens Moving Sale

The Paizo goblins and the kobolds at Kobold Press have been sharing the same warren for many years as small-folk allies. But the kobolds have outgrown their space in our warehouse, so they've found a new one that's just right. They must unload some of their loot to avoid hauling it to their new lair. They claim to be Strength-challenged and can't carry it all! (We know kobolds are strong as we are, but who wants to carry it when it’s better to sell it?!)

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The Abomination Arsenal: Part 2

Our second marathon is a wrap, so let’s get to it! In case you haven’t caught up on the first report, our party of gunslingers succeeded in delving the top level of the Abomination Vaults, but at a cost. We fared much better on this marathon: we started to click more as a party and improved on some of the combat strategies needed to pump lead into every monster in a megadungeon. It’s hard to say at this point, but if we play as well through the remaining marathons as we did here, we might just gun down the entire Abomination Vaults.

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Pathfinder Beginner Box Days

If you have ever wanted to try out Pathfinder Second Edition, the mod team at r/Pathfinder2e has a perfect opportunity for you! During the last week of April, dozens of GMs and hundreds of players will be gaming with the Pathfinder Beginner Box during Beginner Box Days!

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First Draft of the ORC License Ready for Public Comment

In January, Paizo and an alliance of more than 1,500 tabletop RPG publishers announced our intention to support the development of the Open RPG Creative (ORC) license, a system-agnostic, perpetual, irrevocable open gaming license that provides a legal “safe harbor” for sharing rules mechanics and encourages collaboration and innovation in the tabletop gaming space. The ORC is not explicitly a Paizo license, but is intended for the common use of the entire games industry, across a wide variety of games and platforms. Over the last several weeks, we have been working closely with Azora Law, an intellectual property law firm that works with Paizo and several other game publishers, to develop and refine a working draft of the ORC license for public discussion and refinement.

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Get Your Tickets for PaizoCon Online 2023!

Are you ready for the return of PaizoCon Online 2023? Join us Memorial Day weekend, May 26th–29th, as we once again bring events to your screen with an amazing long weekend of panels, giveaways, and, of course, gaming!

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Daring Authors and Rebellious Writers!

Pathfinder Lost Omens Firebrands is here! Just like with any rebellion, there were a lot of people that put in work to make this book possible. Among them are the wonderful authors for Firebrands. We wanted to give them a chance to share their excitement for the book, as well as some information about themselves and their projects. If you’ve enjoyed these authors’ work, let them know in the comments below or by following them on social media!

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Delving the Fool’s Dungeon

Creating a dangerous dungeon to challenge adventurers is a lot of work. While the various architecture aeons, drafter devils, engineering elementals, and other dungeon designing minions here at Paizo are generally great at their job, there are some times when the rooms they create don’t quite hit the mark. While we typically just set those aside for incineration at a later date, we were running out of space at the delving warehouse. To clear up a bit of space, we figured that we could just set a few of those unused rooms out on the curb for anyone to pick up. So, today on April Fools’ Day, we invite you to come on by and grab any of these rooms and throw them into your next dungeon!

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Pathfinder Play Weekend

StartPlaying is excited to announce our newest partnership with Paizo: Pathfinder Play Weekends!

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Meet the Rules & Lore Team!

Toward the end of last year, Paizo went through several departmental reorganizations to more accurately reflect the types of products we create and allow various subject matter experts to work more closely with the peers whose efforts mirror or complement their own. We’ve also had some new additions to the team (and more to come, so stick around through the end of this blog) whose names we’d like you to know. I’ll let everyone, including me, introduce themselves in their own words!

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Call for GMs: Open Gaming at PaizoCon Online 2023

Hello again, PaizoCon lovers! As registration for the convention draws near, we're excited to announce that this year we're bringing community games and other events back to PaizoCon! Prior to 2020, a huge part of our programming consisted of a wide variety of games and other events led by Paizo staff or your fellow con attendees. The reinstatement of our community events schedule is a return to form for Paizo, and we hope you'll join us for all the excitement and fun!

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Paizo and Artificial Intelligence

Over the last few months, the world has seen a huge upsurge in interest, use, and quality of algorithm-generated imagery and text. Since we launched the company in 2002, Paizo has made its reputation with the assistance of countless traditional artists and writers, who are just as integral to the success of our games as our in-house editors, art directors, designers, and developers. The ethical and legal issues surrounding “AI art” and writing prompt programs—and the serious threat they pose to the livelihoods of partners who have helped us get to where we are today as a company—demand that we take a firm position against the use of this technology in Paizo products.

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Architects of the Vault!

Hello!
I’m Michael Sayre, the design manager here at Paizo and one of the cover authors for Pathfinder Treasure Vault alongside Mark Seifter and Kendra Leigh Speedling. I was the voice for both the plucky kobold Purepurin and the mighty dragon Valashinaz, as well as the writer for the new base weapons, story-based crafting, and a wide variety of other items scattered throughout the book, like the new thrower’s bandolier previewed in the “Varmints in the Vaults” blog.

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Uplifting voices for Black History Month 2023

We’re in the heart of Black History Month! In honor of Black excellence in the tabletop industry and beyond, here are some wonderful creators in our community to introduce themselves and share some of the amazing work they’ve done.

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Explore Third Party Kon This Weekend!

Third Party Kon is ready to celebrate the PaizoVerse! TPK is a celebration of the PaizoVerse's rapid expansion in all its forms during the President's Day weekend, February 17-20. As Paizo and other publishers announce their support for the Open RPG Creative License (ORC), there has never been a better time to make or try third party content. The mods at r/Pathfinder2e have seen the incredible growth of the community even before the age of the ORC, and TPK wants to recognize that.

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Celebrate Open Gaming with Starfinder!

Paizo continues celebrating the spirit of Open Gaming with 25% off select Starfinder releases that introduce you to the Pact Worlds! Explore the world now with a free PDF copy of Starfinder Pact Worlds. Simply add the PDF to your cart, and use discount code OPENGAMING at checkout. Offer valid through 11:59 PM PST, February 18, 2023.

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On the Other Side of the Gate

Those of you excited for a campaign filled with strange shenanigans have no doubt been paying attention to the Gatewalkers Adventure Path. If you get to play in this one, you’ve probably already picked up your free Gatewalkers Player’s Guide and started coming up with your character. If you’re planning to GM this campaign, you’re probably eagerly awaiting the first volume to hit your local game store’s shelves so you can get to prepping.

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The ORC Alliance Grows

Over the course of the last week, more than 1,500 tabletop RPG publishers, from household names going back to the dawn of the hobby to single proprietors just starting out with their first digital release, have joined together to pledge their support for the development of a universal system-neutral open license that provides a legal “safe harbor” for sharing rules mechanics and encourages innovation and collaboration in the tabletop gaming space.

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Call to Volunteer: Gen Con Indy 2023

Greetings, players! Somehow, it’s once again time to start recruiting volunteers for our major conventions! At this time, we’re opening applications for Gen Con Indianapolis 2023. Information on Gen Con Online, as well as other PaizoCon events, will happen at a future date. Please read all the information in the convention’s section before filling out the application form, and let the team know if you have any questions!

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Call to Volunteer: PaizoCon Online 2023

Greetings, players! Somehow, it’s once again time to start recruiting volunteers for our major conventions! At this time, we’re opening applications for PaizoCon Online 2023. Information on Gen Con Indy, Gen Con Online, as well as other PaizoCon events, will happen at a future date. Please read all the information in the convention’s section before filling out the application form, and let the team know if you have any questions!

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Celebrate Open Gaming with Pathfinder!

Paizo is celebrating the spirit of Open Gaming with 25% off select Pathfinder releases that introduce you to the world of Golarion! Explore the world now with a free PDF copy of the Lost Omens World Guide. Simply add the PDF to your cart and use discount code OPENGAMING at checkout. Offer valid through midnight PST, January 25, 2023

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Paizo Announces System-Neutral Open RPG License

For the last several weeks, as rumors of Wizards of the Coast’s new version of the Open Game License began circulating among publishers and on social media, gamers across the world have been asking what Paizo plans to do in light of concerns regarding Wizards of the Coast’s rumored plan to de-authorize the existing OGL 1.0(a). We have been awaiting further information, hoping that Wizards would realize that, for more than 20 years, the OGL has been a mutually beneficial license which should not–and cannot–be revoked. While we continue to await an answer from Wizards, we strongly feel that Paizo can no longer delay making our own feelings about the importance of Open Gaming a part of the public discussion.

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Third Party Kon, a Celebration of the PaizoVerse

Paizo publishes more adventures, character options, and monsters for Pathfinder and Starfinder than many could play in a lifetime…

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The Abomination Arsenal: Part 1

Our first marathon is in the books, and it’s time to report out! We knew when we started this project that it wasn’t going to go down like a typical dungeon crawl—or megadungeon for that matter. Instead, this campaign shot off with an excessively violent bang (series of them, actually) that left a character dead and a level full of face-down mitflits. We’ve played a lot of dungeons over the years, but we’ve never riddled one with ricochet marks. In short: Gunslingers are a great time, everyone should try four!

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Gen Con 2023: Call for Leadership Volunteers

Greetings, players! I’m pleased to let you know that the wheels have already begun to spin up for 2023’s convention season.

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Introducing the Starfinder Team

Greetings from the future! As mentioned in our Introducing the Narrative Team blog, there have been some changes to Paizo’s teams, and perhaps none have seen more of a shake-up than the Starfinder Team!

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Introducing the Narrative Team

Hi! Those of you who have been watching the credits of recent products or the discourse on social media may have noticed some shake-ups in Paizo’s staff recently.

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Many Years Ago...

...I and Wes Schneider took over the big conference room at Paizo and began to work out what Pathfinder Adventure Path was going to do to follow up its first official campaign for the Pathfinder Roleplaying game. We knew we wanted to do a sandbox-based Adventure Path (in part because we were excited by the challenge, and in part because there was a lot of call and request for something like that from Pathfinder gamers at large), and by the end of an afternoon-suddenly-become-evening-without-us-noticing, we’d sketched out Kingmaker, the idea for building a kingdom, the grid-based settlement-construction concept, and the basic ideas for the region in which the campaign would take place. I went on to craft the outline for the Adventure Path and started hiring authors, while Wes focused on writing a detailed gazetteer for the Stolen Lands that would appear in the Guide to the River Kingdoms alongside the launch of Kingmaker itself.

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The Ultimate Faeries Kickstarter From Legendary Games Ends Today!...

The Ultimate Faeries Kickstarter from Legendary Games is heading into its final hours, featuring Faerie Campaigns and the Faerie Bestiary for Pathfinder Second Edition and DnD 5E!

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Paizo and TYPE40

Type40 is very proud to announce our new partnership with Paizo! We absolutely love the rich and inspiring lore of Pathfinder and Starfinder and look forward to creating new and exciting ways to help you enjoy your games.

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Giving Thanks in 2022

Greetings, Pathfinders and Starfinders! Today is Thanksgiving here in the United States. This year, I’m thankful for so much. We were able to return to physical conventions this year, and we pulled off a successful PaizoCon and Gen Con in-person in addition to their online counterparts. I got to travel to several local conventions and spend time with even more of you at your home events, and our Paizo family continues to grow with new hires.

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A Better Author List? Impossible!

Do you know who writes the things you love? 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 Pathfinder Lost Omens Impossible Lands, I reached out to the authors of the book with the intent of promoting them, as well as any other personal work they would like to showcase, so that new fans of their work could find other projects, RPG products, websites, livestreams, and more to enjoy!

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PaizoCon Online 2023 Invitation

We invite you to join us for PaizoCon Online 2023, next Memorial Day weekend, May 26–28. We’re excited to once again bring events to your screen with an amazing long weekend of Starfinder and Pathfinder online gaming, the launch of Year 6 of Starfinder Society, product previews, new product announcements, content creator AMAs, seminars, giveaways, an extra day of play on May 29th, and more. We’d love to have you join us!

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Event Highlight: Toys of Boundless Wonder

Greetings, Pathfinders and Starfinders! In the spirit of the holiday season, I want to take a moment to highlight a charity event in our community. I think it’s a wonderful cause, and it’s one you can get involved with at your local game store!

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

This Hispanic Heritage Month, we thought it’d be fun to have some of our staff, freelancers, and members of the community write up some magic items inspired by their background and culture to put into your games!

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Your (Travel) Guide to Great Authors!

The Lost Omens Travel Guide has been out for a few weeks and we wanted to take a break from all our travels throughout the Inner Sea to highlight the authors who made the book possible. There’s been a lot of love for Travel Guide and we wanted to give these authors a chance to share their excitement for the book, as well as some information about themselves and their projects. If you’ve enjoyed these authors’ work, let them know in the comments below or by following them on social media!

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The Abomination Arsenal

Order of the Amber Die here, back with our eighth project since 2014! In case you aren’t familiar with our work from past projects, we’ll give you the staccato version. We only play published adventures. We use the complete rules set. We’ve had the same GM since our founding: 1987. We like to push the envelope of tabletop roleplaying. We only play marathon sessions—days at a time. We’ll play on location. Our GM isn’t afraid to kill characters or TPK us; he’ll do it in front of the community, too. Imagine us like a roleplaying team, complete with a captain to help the players. We revere one d20 above all others, and that is the Amber Die. It doesn’t roll more 20s than it should, but it chains them when it does, and doubters have always been converted. After more than 150 adventures, we’ve even gotten rid of RPG absolutes: yeah, we’ll split the party.

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What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

I am officially announcing my retirement from the adventure game industry. After 35 years of making some of the most amazing games and getting to work with the most amazing people, it is time for me to step away and move on to the next chapter in my life. In January 2020, I was diagnosed with a very rare disease that, while not life-threatening, is debilitating, sapping me of much of my energy and making it hard to do my job. The pandemic allowed me to step back from the day-to-day operations of Paizo enough to help me feel comfortable making this life change at this time.

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The Whole Kit and Kaboomle

We at Paizo are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Savagesparrow Studios! Are you going to be at PAX West? Be sure to check out a sample from the upcoming Kickstarter at Booth TT7304! Now we'll let Jen, the artistic genius behind Savagesparrow, introduce herself, her company, and the exciting things we have in store for you soon™!

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Meet the Authors: Year of the Data Scourge

Greetings, players! Those of you who are avid readers of the Paizo Blog know that when we release hardcovers, we often release author blogs to give our authors a chance to talk about what they wrote for the book. I decided that hardcover authors shouldn’t get to have all the fun, so we’ve got not one, but two author blogs for Organized Play coming your way!

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Gen Con Contact Tracing

Last week was a very eventful GenCon 2022, and we were delighted to see so many familiar and new masked faces this year! It was great to be back at the booth alongside our Organized Play team running delves, scenarios, and specials in the Sagamore Ballroom once again! Reuniting with so many amazing members of the community was a much-needed boost to all our spirits.

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Ever Stalwart, Ever Vigilant: Knights of Lastwall Authors!

While Pathfinder Lost Omens Knights of Lastwall has been out for some time now, we wanted to take another look at the book and the authors who made it possible. Much like the Knights of Lastwall put in the effort to further the cause of good, these authors gave their all to create the latest exciting entry in the Lost Omens line of books. As these authors share a bit about themselves and their work, consider letting them know if you like their work in the comments or following them on social media!

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Scribes in the Shadows: Meet the Authors of the Dark Archive!

Pathfinder Dark Archive is almost here! This book wouldn’t have been possible without the creativity and skill of the authors who contributed. To celebrate the release, we wanted to turn the blog over to these writers to reflect on their inspirations for the project and let you know what else they’re up to. Without further ado, here are some of the creators responsible for bringing the paranormal to you! If you liked a section, consider letting them know in the comments or following them on social media!

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Creator Spotlight: John Vanegas

Welcome to our Creator Spotlight blog series! Nearly every Monday, we’ll present a question-and-answer session that highlights a different creator in the tabletop roleplaying games industry. We plan to focus on recognizing the efforts of Paizo staff members, freelance contractors, podcast players, streamers, YouTubers, licensed partners, and more. Each participant is provided a list of standardized questions from which interviewees can choose. You can request the Creator Spotlight form to be featured here by emailing marketing@paizo.com. This week we're shining a spotlight on community creator John Vanegas!

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Authors Of The Drift Crisis

The Drift has broken. Faster-than-light travel is unreliable. The galaxy is in chaos, and opportunists lurk in every star system. Starfinder needs heroes, and with the recent release of Starfinder Drift Crisis, your characters can be part of the action! But this book wouldn’t have happened without heroes of a different kind: the authors who joined our team to tackle a totally new kind of book, all the while with fire in their eyes, passion in their hearts, and in their brains 101 new ways for your PCs to rediscover that in space, nobody can hear you scream. Meet some of the great minds who helped bring you the Drift Crisis!

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Tabletop Gaymers at PaizoCon 2022

Tabletop Gaymers is proud just to get back into the swing of things! Last year we attended all four of our planned conventions and started off this year being able to join everyone at PaizoCon. It is wonderful seeing all the smiling eyes (keep those face masks on, please)! We loved seeing everyone proudly wearing their gaymer and ally badge ribbons and appreciated everyone visiting our table.

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Community Creators Pride Blog

This month, we're celebrating Pride with our co-workers, freelancers, and community content creators. For many of us, Pride isn't just a June event, it's an all day, every day existence. With that in mind, we asked, "What are you proud of in the last year?"