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Therapy Through Gaming

Last year, we at Game to Grow were featured on Paizo’s blog as part of Autism Awareness Month. Some autistic members of our community shared their own experiences learning and growing while playing RPGs. This May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we’re happy to be back with more from the frontiers of gaming therapy.

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Creator Spotlight: Vanessa Hoskins

Welcome to our Creator Spotlight blog series! Nearly every Monday, we’ll focus on a different wonderful industry creator, as an individual, including Paizo staff, freelancers, contractors, podcast players, streamers, YouTubers, licensed partners, and more. The format is a list of standardized questions from which interviewees can choose. Request the Creator Spotlight form by emailing marketing@paizo.com. This week we're shining a spotlight on our PaizoCon guest of honor, Vanessa Hoskins! Let’s get started!

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Creator Spotlight: Patrick Renie, Senior Developer

Welcome to the start of our newest blog series! Nearly every Monday, we’ll focus on a different wonderful industry creator, as an individual, including Paizo staff, freelancers, contractors, podcast players, streamers, YouTubers, licensed partners, and more. The format is a list of standardized questions from which interviewees can choose. Let’s get started!

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Meet The Pets of Paizo

Did you know we have an office chat dedicated to our pets? Well, the goblins in charge of keeping company secrets had their backs turned for just a few minutes and I’ve decided the internet must know! The beacons were lit, I called for aid, and some employees have answered! So, before the goblins come to drag me back to the depths of the tech department, let me introduce you to a few of the Pets of Paizo!

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(You Look) Fly, You Fools

I bet you thought after two years of April Fools Bestiary blogs (check them out here and here) that we’d be sure to do another April Fools Bestiary this year. Alas, we have fooled you. It is a jest. A harmless bit of innocent whimsy, in the spirit of April.

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International Transgender Day of Visibility

International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV) is once again upon us! TDoV is an annual day (March 31) to celebrate and show support for our transgender and gender-expansive communities. It’s a day of empowerment, celebrating the lives and accomplishments of these communities while raising awareness of the work that is still needed to combat discrimination.

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Pathfinder Infinite: February Month In Review

February was the most active month on Pathfinder and Starfinder Infinite since the platforms launched in October, and it’s great to see the communities really starting to come into their own. Pathfinder Second Edition has the most support, as you can see from the high-performing titles listed below, so we here at Paizo encourage creators with an idea for a Starfinder, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, or Pathfinder First Edition product to put it up on the marketplace; now’s the time to capitalize on limited competition!

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Caravan Arrival: Kobold Press Restocks are Here!

Although many avenues of trade throughout Golarion have been disrupted, delaying some product arrivals by months, we’re happy to announce the latest caravan from far Katapesh has arrived with wonders and treasures for all.

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Celebrating Black History Month with Community Creators

The past several community blogs featured staff and freelancers, so this time we wanted to highlight our community of digital content creators! We encourage you to take a look at what they’ve been cooking up in the Paizo multiverse!

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Happy Lunar New Year 2022!

This Lunar New Year, 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 lunar new year to put into your Pathfinder games!

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Paizo and Gale Force Nine Announce Boardgame Partnership

Paizo and Gale Force Nine have agreed on a multi-game partnership to publish original Pathfinder and Starfinder board games.

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Welcome Maggie Gallagher, Director of People And Culture

We are thrilled to welcome Maggie Gallagher as our new Director of People and Culture. Maggie’s experience and skillset are a perfect fit for Paizo, and we think that her personality; her commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and her passion for strong relationships truly make her the right person for our company today.

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Meet The Authors Of Galactic Magic

Get ready to reboot your spell caches with Starfinder Galactic Magic! This exciting new supplement dives into the most magical parts of the science-fantasy Starfinder setting, with a new class, a wealth of class options, dozens of new spells, and articles on how magic and religion affect day-to-day living in the Pact Worlds and beyond. Of course, none of this would be possible without our talented authors! Let’s learn a little more about some of them and what they worked on for this book in their own words. And if you’re a new (or returning) fan of any of these authors, be sure to check out their other projects, websites, livestreams, and more!

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Time is running out to grab the Pathfinder Second Edition Beginners Bundle!

Last month, we launched the Pathfinder Second Edition Beginners Bundle to support The Trevor Project and Tabletop Gaymers. At the time of writing, it’s sold over 6,000 bundles, raising over $30,000 for the charities. Read all the details in our announcement blog. This deal on an epic collection of Pathfinder Second Edition essentials ends Saturday!

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Celebrating National Science Fiction Day

Today is National Science Fiction Day in the U.S., so it feels a bit like a communal unbirthday for every author who writes weird fiction speculating about what might happen. I took a stroll around the virtual office to talk with some of my colleagues, who are science fiction authors and game designers themselves, and asked them to talk about their personal connections to sci-fi, their inspirations, and what kind of stories interest them.

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Year in Review: Organized Play in 2021

Greetings, players! As we close out 2021, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite things: numbers and data! Let’s review some of the accomplishments and events of 2021, shall we?

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Join the quest for suicide awareness and prevention at Rolling in the New Year!

Jasper’s Game Day is a non-profit organization that raises money for suicide prevention and awareness. They do this through RPGs such as Pathfinder and Starfinder. JGD strives to reduce the stigma around talking about mental health so the world can start to treat it just like physical health. But they are so much more than that: they are building a community of individuals that are unique and have a love for all things RPG. They combine the fun of Pathfinder and Starfinder with the quest toward suicide awareness and prevention, and it will an epic experience.

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Pathfinder Lost Omens: Monsters of Myth

Authors of Myth

Let these mythical creatures not be overshadowed! Our freelancers aren't monsters in any sense of the word, but according to the vernacular of today's internet, you could call them absolute beasts! 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. Instead, I reached out to the authors with the intent of promoting them—as well as any other personal work they would like to show off, so that new fans could find other projects, RPG products, websites, livestreams, and more to enjoy! If there's a section in the book that you particularly liked, why not check out the author behind it today?

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Happy Holidays 2021 from Organized Play!

Greetings, friends, and happy holidays! Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, First Choices, Winterbloom, Festivus, or Christmas—whether your holidays are done for the year or just beginning—we hope you’re spending the close of the year surrounded by your chosen family, friends, and loved ones. Here at Organized Play, we’re hunkered down for the year. Linda has dug herself free of the sanctioning slush pile and dashed off into the woods; Mike is trying to put his gingerbread house back together after something shadowy smashed it to bits; Jessica has finally decrypted her holiday card list; and Thurston… well. Who knows what nonsense Thurston is cooking up these days. I myself will be spending the holidays curled up with my husband and a good book as I desperately try to complete my resolution of cutting down the pile of books on my bedside table.

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Author Spotlight: Absalom Nights

It’s been a long journey, but Absalom, City of Lost Omens is almost here! That means it’s time for the authors of that book to step forward and take a bow. 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! I reached out to the authors with the intent of promoting them—as well as any other personal work they would like to show off, so that new fans of their work could find other projects, RPG products, websites, livestreams, and more to enjoy! If there’s a section in the book that you particularly liked, why not check out the author behind it today?

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Join us for Rolling in the New Year!

Join Paizo and Demiplane for Rolling in the New Year! Play Pathfinder and Starfinder to support Jasper's Game Day and raise funds for the prevention of and awareness of suicide, December 30-January 2 on Demiplane’s Twitch Channel!

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Support Charities with the Pathfinder Second Edition Beginners Bundle!

Forge a path into limitless fantasy adventure with this epic collection of Pathfinder Second Edition essentials! This bundle is filled with the books new explorers need to create heroes and set out on their journey in the legendary Pathfinder tabletop RPG universe, including the Core Rulebook, monster-filled Bestiary, and ready-to-play adventures—along with the physical Beginner’s Box at the $50 or more tier. Plus, you choose how much of your purchase supports The Trevor Project and Tabletop Gaymers!

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International Day of People with Disabilities

Hi, Pathfinders and Starfinders! We’re lucky to have a community full of awesome people with so many different identities and experiences. Today, we want to give the spotlight to members of our community with disabilities. These folks are game designers, content creators, players and GMs, business owners, writers, and artists. Please take a few moments to learn more about them in their own words.

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Giving Thanks in 2021

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, so the Organized Play team wanted to take a moment to give thanks to our Paizo community. Without you all, the worlds of Pathfinder and Starfinder would be just stories we told ourselves. We’re grateful for all your support and wish you well as this year comes to a close. We also want to thank the Organized Play community organizers for supporting our programs in these turbulent times. Without the venture-officers, we would lack structure, and without GMs, we would lack games. To all of you who spend time planning schedules and completing tasks behind the scenes, a huge shout out of thanks!

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Trans Awareness Week and Forum Moderation

On the occasion of Transgender Awareness Week, we at Paizo want to reaffirm our support for our transgender colleagues, creators, and community members. We recognize that we've not always been there for our trans community members. While things are rough now, we as a company are dedicated to improving and providing a safe space for all gamers—especially trans gamers—to play, create, and be part of a thriving community where they are not only welcomed but celebrated.

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Paizo Leadership Team Update

Over the last six weeks, Paizo's Leadership Team has attempted to better listen to and understand the challenges faced by its workforce, customers, and community. We want to take a moment to update you on a few important developments that have emerged from those conversations.

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Watch the Starfinder One-Shot: The Great Grav Train Robbery Live-Play Tonight!

Watch the live-play premiere of Starfinder One-Shot: The Great Grav-Train Robbery tonight at 6 PM Pacific at @OfficialPaizo on Twitch. See the cast announcement for bios!

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Honoring Native American Heritage Month

First, we at Paizo acknowledge that our beautiful coastal rainforest is the traditional, unceded land of the Coast Salish people, specifically the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People. Today and every day we honor the Duwamish Tribe—past and present—and the land itself.

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Starfinder One-Shot: The Great Grav Train Robbery—Let’s Go Do Some Crimes!

Look, the plan couldn’t be simpler. Just rappel onto the roof of a speeding train filled with armed gangsters, somehow get inside, get the passcode that opens the cargo car off the chief of security without alerting their army of goons, locate and grab that artifact everyone’s after, and then call your getaway pilot for an extraction before the train reaches its destination. Nothing could possibly go wrong.

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Paizo Supports Extra Life 2021 this Weekend and Beyond!

Extra Life 2021, supporting the Children’s Hospital Network, runs on November 5th, and Paizo is supporting their fundraising efforts! This year, Paizo is a community partner, or super team, and we’re inviting our community to join us, whether as a team or as an individual. Check out our team page!

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Paizo Expands Leadership Team

CEO Lisa Stevens recently expanded the Paizo Leadership Team to include industry veterans Mike Webb and Jim Butler. Mike and Jim join Jeff Alvarez, Erik Mona, Lisa Stevens, and David Reuland as they work together to drive Paizo into the future.

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Join Team Paizo and Help Us Raise Money for the Kids!

Calling all Pathfinders, Starfinders, and everyone else—go to Team Paizo’s Super Team page for Extra Life!

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Guns and Gears Authors!

Wow, as of the time I’m writing this the last couple weeks have been eventful, to say the least. One event that would be an absolute shame to overlook is this, the Guns & Gears author blog! Below are an array of the freelancers who helped make Guns & Gears possible. I want to note not everyone involved had the time to write or submit an introduction for themselves, so please keep an eye on the credits of the final book to see everyone else who helped make this project possible!

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Paizo Recognizes United Paizo Workers

Paizo is pleased to announce it has voluntarily recognized the United Paizo Workers union, which is affiliated with the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15th through October 15th is National Hispanic Heritage month here in the United States, a time to honor the accomplishments, culture, and history of folks whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Here at Paizo, we’re proud of our Hispanic coworkers, contributors, and community members! We’re taking an extra day to celebrate them and all the amazing work they do. Here’s a few of our awesome contributors.

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Order of the Amber Die: The Slithering Salve: Part 2

Our first project of Pathfinder 2nd Edition—The Slithering Salve—is complete! That's right, last month we assembled the Order for another marathon session of Ron Lundeen's module, The Slithering. The August humidity in New Jersey was enough to curl even the sturdiest character sheet, but we embraced it as part of our Mwangi experience and came out alive (mostly, see below).

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Rosh Hashanah Paizo Celebration!

Hi all! For this latest community blog, we’re celebrating Rosh Hashana, the New Year of the Jewish calendar, which begins on the evening of September 6th this year. I’ve reached out to our fantastic creators to celebrate Jewish heritage and how it relates to our life and work. I hope you enjoy their insights and thoughtful reflections!

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Paizo Pride 2021

June is Pride Month, a time for the LGBTQ+ community to celebrate their lives, their struggles, and their identities. It’s also a time to remind ourselves and those around us that the fight for equality is not over. The first Pride celebrations were inspired by the Stonewall riots, a six-day riot against police brutality, led by community leaders including Marsha P. Johnson, a Black trans woman.

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Community Blog: Celebrating Juneteenth 2021

Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day, celebrates June 19, 1865, the day when the last slaves in the United States were finally informed they were free. The road from the first Juneteenth to today wasn’t smooth or easy. Last year, I wrote a blog about the history of Juneteenth, which you can find here, but this year, I wanted to talk a bit about what we can do on Juneteenth now, in the present day, and in the future.

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Community Blog: Celebrating Father’s Day

In today’s blog we celebrate the fathers and father figures in our community. As we pause to honor and reflect on fathers of all kinds, we also recognize the many different feelings and memories that arise from this day. Whatever Father’s Day means to you, and wherever you are in the difficult journey of fatherhood, know that we’re grateful. Whether you’re a father (or father figure), have a father, or have memories of your father, and whatever those experiences may mean to you, fatherhood is one of the things that binds most of us together—wherever, whenever, and whoever we are.

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Pathfinder Second Edition Bestiary Humble Bundle

Today, we’re launching the Pathfinder Second Edition Bestiary Humble Bundle to support Stop AAPI Hate. The bundle’s tiers include PDFs of the Pathfinder Core Rulebook, Bestiary, Lost Omens World Guide, Lost Omens: Gods & Magic, Gamemastery Guide, all six volumes of the Extinction Curse Adventure Path and, at the highest tier, a physical copy of the Pathfinder Bestiary!

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Celebrating Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021!

May is Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month! In this blog, we wanted to give the members of our community the chance to introduce themselves and talk about their experiences and influences in their own words. Enjoy!

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Community Blog: Celebrating Mother’s Day

In today’s blog we honor and acknowledge all of the mothers who enrich our community with their presence. The journey of motherhood can mean very different things to different people and can also be a very emotional time to many of us for so many different reasons. This Mother’s Day, we recognize and thank the mothers; seen and unseen, with children or without, who have blessed our community by being part of it. We wish all of you a day of peace, joy, and love.

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Community Blog: Autism Awareness

In recognition of April as the National Autism Awareness Month in the US and of April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day, we wanted to take a moment to talk about autism and gaming. For this, we reached out to our friends at Game to Grow, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the use of games for therapeutic, educational, and community growth. Game to Grow’s weekly therapeutic social skills groups help approximately 150 participants each week around the world become more confident, creative, and socially capable using games of all kinds. Participants are frequently working on social challenges associated with autism, ADHD, social anxiety, or depression. Playing games in a safe, supportive, and fun environment helps them build meaningful, supportive friendships while developing valuable skills to flourish socially on their own terms. In addition to group services, Game to Grow's comprehensive training program empowers mental health professionals, educators, and community advocates around the world to use innovative game-based strategies to enrich their own communities.

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Order of the Amber Die: The Slithering Salve Part 1

In case you're new to our projects or what Order of the Amber Die is all about, here's a quick rundown: We have been dedicated to pushing the envelope of tabletop role-playing since 1987. After more than five years on the Paizo blog, including three full Adventure Paths and the Pathfinder Playtest, we were looking for a new project, and our first one in Pathfinder 2nd Edition no less. We had never presented anything from Paizo's modules line, but just a few minutes after scanning the options, a new project was born: The Slithering Salve! Over the years, author Ron Lundeen has shown up as one of the more frequent names from the adventures we've played, and The Slithering will mark the fourth adventure of his that the Order has taken on.

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Order of the Amber Die: Beyond the Veiled Past

Let's get this out right away: It's an awesome feeling to complete an Adventure Path. As we all know, you don't have to scan the message boards very hard to find stories of how many groups almost made it to volume six of an AP. Not too long before the historic events of 2020, we assembled for exactly that: one final marathon of Ruins of Azlant. Our odyssey was at its conclusion, and what made this marathon equally nostalgic was that it was our last adventure of the Pathfinder 1st Edition era.

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

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

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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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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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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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Order of the Amber Die—Doomsday Dawn Playtest, Part 4

They keep going and going! The folks from the Order of the Amber Die have crossed the halfway mark in DoomsdayDawn finishing "The Mirrored Moon." I just got their report from that session and wanted to share it with the rest of you. Keep in mind that there will be spoilers, so if you haven't played through this one yet, read this blog later!

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Order of the Amber Die—Doomsday Dawn Playtest, Part 3

It's time to get spooky! Those Order of the Amber Die folks delivered their report from the third chapter of Doomsday Dawn, and now y'all can read about how it went for them (and see the pretty pictures they took of their experience. If you intend of playing through this adventure, maybe wait to read this blog after you're done so that you don't run into any spoilers!

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Order of the Amber Die—Doomsday Dawn Playtest, Part 2

The folks from the Order of the Amber Die are churning through the Pathfinder Playtest. Here is the next report from their table as they play through the second chapter of Doomsday Dawn! If you intend on playing through this adventure, maybe wait to read this part after you're done, because there are spoilers aplenty in this blog post!

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Order of the Amber Die—The Azlant Odyssey, Part 4

The folks from Order of the Amber Die are back again! Get ready to dive into adventure with a new report from their latest marathon session running through Pathfinder Adventure Path #124: City in the Deep! Be forewarned, though! There are spoilers aplenty in this report. (Maybe just look at the awesome pictures if you're playing through this.)

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Hail the Gauntlet!

Thank you to everyone who donated to Paizo's 2018 team for the Gauntlet charity tournament. Team Paizo fought hard in Tak, but a catastrophic Valeria round tumbled us towards the bottom, and we clawed our way back up to 11th, and almost as high as 8th, with an awesome performance on the final Puzzle Hunt round. Thanks to all of you, including an incredible last-minute donation over $1,000, we also unlocked an astonishing number of blog segments revealing further secrets about previously blogged classes. This will be a monster-length blog, so strap in for a long ride!

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Countdown to PaizoCon 2018!

Our books and dice are packed, the trucks have left for SeaTac, and we're ramping up to meet everyone at PaizoCon 2018 tomorrow! Four days of Pathfinder, Starfinder, Organized Play, seminars, board games, old and new gaming friends, and more await over the long weekend. Plus! This year we are joined by our guests of honor: The Glass Cannon Podcast and artist Taylor Fischer.

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Order of the Amber Die—The Azlant Odyssey, Part 3

Those Adventure Path marathoners from the Order of the Amber Die are back again with a report from their play through of Pathfinder Adventure Path #123: The Flooded Cathedral! If you've missed the first two installments, check them out here: Part 1 and Part 2. As usual, there be spoilers! Read the following at your own risk!

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The Evolution of PaizoCon's Monday Events!

My very first PaizoCon, and the only one I've been at as an attendee and not an employee, was in 2009. It was an amazing experience to be surrounded by so many gamers and gaming professionals excited to share their knowledge and sit down and game as a community.

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PaizoCon 2018 Events Schedule is Live!

The events schedule for PaizoCon 2018 is now live and the process for event registration has begun.

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Pathfinder Playtest at PaizoCon 2018!

The Pathfinder Playtest doesn't release until August, but attendees at PaizoCon 2018 will get a chance to see the evolution of Pathfinder in action!

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Celebrating International Transgender Day of Visibility!

Here at Paizo, we value and are proud of the many and varied perspectives that our employees, contributors, and community provide. Since March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility, we'd like to take this opportunity to celebrate and showcase transgender members of our community. Here are their thoughts in their own words!

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PaizoCon 2018 Event Submission is Open!

PaizoCon 2018 is now less than 100 days away, and that means the time to roll dice together is quickly approaching. But we can't roll dice if there are no games to play, and that's where you come in! Each year, we allow attendees—both fans and third-party publishers—to run their own events, put them on the official PaizoCon schedule, and allow for online registration. This year, we've moved the event submission interface to Google forms: PaizoCon 2018 Event Submission Form.

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February Stars, Volunteers, Conventions, and More!

Time flies when your having fun planning conventions! Seems like just yesterday when I put January's update blog together. This month brings a refresh of the Regional Support program, a new 5-star GM, and more conventions for our community to enjoy!

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Guest Blog: Ben Burch (Dragons and Things)

As an actor and a fan of nerd culture, I have been blessed in many ways for the past three years. One way, and how some of you might recognize me, is that I was honored to be part of a show called “Dragons and Stuff” all last year. It is now “Dragons and Things,” and we play a homebrew campaign live on Friday nights for our dedicated, wonderful fans. I am also blessed by playing Yukon Cornelius in the national tour of “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, the Musical,” based on the the ani-magic movie, every November and December. It is a blast. However, the drawback to having these two exhilarating jobs is time constraints. I cannot do both at the same time. But this year, I decided to combine my two worlds into an experience I will never forget.

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Order of the Amber Die—The Azlant Odyssey, Part 2

Those Adventure Path marathoners from the Order of the Amber Die are back again with a report from their play through of Pathfinder Adventure Path #122: Into the Shattered Continent! As usual, there be spoilers! Read the following at your own risk!

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Organized Play Potpourri

As January draws to a close, planning for our big conventions starts in earnest. Volunteer solicitations for PaizoCon and Gen Con went out, but that is the first step in a long list of tasks. Last week, the Organized Play team met and made decisions as to what scenarios/events to offer at each of the big conventions – PaizoCon, Origins, and Gen Con, as well as what special events would be on offer at UKGE and PaizoCon UK. Now we need to get granular and start looking at the daily schedules and numbers of tables.

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Guest Spotlight Blog: How to Run a Convention

One of the questions I often get asked is "how do I get organized play events started in my area?” There are many ways to answer this question, and I've turned to Venture-Lieutenant Carol Tierney in the UK to give her take. I've known Carol for years and her and I started planning conventions together. Before I turn it over to her, a bit of background.

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Stars, Volunteers, Conventions, and More!

Stars, Volunteers, Conventions, and More! Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Wow! What a year we had in 2017. Thanks to you, our community, for supporting us in bringing the joys of roleplaying to more players than ever before. I look forward to seeing what we can do in 2018!I'm currently on the road, enjoying the holidays with my family, then gearing up for 2018 convention travel by heading out to MarsCon. More on that below! The rest of the team is at Paizo HQ, working hard on upcoming scenarios,...
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PaizoCon 2018 Announced!

May 25th-28th 2018, join Paizo employees, authors, artists, and many more as we gather in Seatac, Washington for another year of gaming and camaraderie. In addition to lots of Starfinder & Pathfinder Society and Adventure Card Guild games, we'll be offering games, panels and workshops run by Paizo staff, game industry veterans and fans from our community. Guests of Honor from the Glass Cannon Podcast have promised events and shenanigans all weekend long and our artist guest of honor, Taylor Fischer will be hosting panels on concepting and designing aliens and monsters.

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Order of the Amber Die—The Azlant Odyssey, Part 1

The Order of the Amber Die is back with another marathon run through an Adventure Path, and this time they've picked the Ruins of Azlant Adventure Path. I'm not going to spend too much time introducing this blog, but I do want to warn readers that there are some spoilers in here. If you're a player or just want to be surprised when you read The Lost Outpost, read at your own risk!

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Starfinder Society Chronicle, Updates from the Organized Play Team

Back in mid-October, Starfinder Society Developer Thurston Hillman gave a sneak peak into Starfinder Alien Archive and the organized play team's plans to introduce more alien species as player character options. We put our heads together and developed the Mega-Region plan!

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Tags: Alien Archive Community Connor Sheehan Conventions David Franco Campos Matthias Kinnigkeit Organized Play Pixoloid Studios Starfinder Starfinder Adventure Path Starfinder Society Starfinder Society Scenarios

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Wrapping Up 2017—GM Stars, Conventions, and PAX Unplugged!

As I write the final "First of the month blog" for 2017, my thoughts roam back over the year. The Organized Play community delivered more games in 2017 than ever before—kudos to everyone involved! The biggest news of 2017 was the launch of our new organized play program—Starfinder Society. Though it had its hiccups, overall it was a resounding success. We are seeing players return to organized play, and many more who are new to Paizo and organized play are finding us at events around the world. Over the next few weeks, the team and I will write more about our thoughts on 2017 and what we have in store for 2018. Keep an eye on this space!

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Paizo Super Team, Go!

This weekend the Paizo Super Team is gathering for an epic 24-hour livestream event in support of Extra Life! The event will feature special guests, laughs, and games in our effort to rally for children in need. Plus, we'll have an array of special prizes to give away, including a very special staff edition of Pathfinder Adventure Path #100, a gold-foil edition of the Pathfinder Core Rulebook, and a limited edition copy of the Starfinder Core Rulebook.

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25 Hour Paizo Live-Stream Starts November 4th!

On November 4th, Team Paizo and a host of other teams will invade Twitch to stream for a full 25 hours. The purpose? To raise money for the Children's Miracle Network by way of Extra Life. With your donations, you can help us make a real difference in the lives of children in need.

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Order of the Amber Die—The Strange Aeons Experiment, Part 6

"It was all the same dream, a dream that you had inside a locked room, a dream about being a person. And like a lot of dreams, there's a monster at the end of it."—Rust Cohle

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Homebrew Special: Revenge of the Wicked

We're starting a new monthly-ish Pathfinder Adventure Card Game series on the blog. Homebrew Special will feature the finest in Pathfinder Adventure Card Game homebrew creations (often made using the DriveThru Card Creator), written by the homebrewers themselves. If you have a homebrew creation that you'd like to spotlight, let us know!

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Final Countdown to PaizoCon 2017!

Everything is coming together for PaizoCon, which starts in a little over 2 weeks. The office is abuzz with final preparations as all of our departments pull together to bring this convention to our fans. Schedules posted on paizo.com last week and the signups are ongoing. Hurry and make your selections, as tomorrow is Lottery Day, how exciting! Some of the games on offer:

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OPC Log—3 Desnus 4717

I took some time this weekend to recharge my gaming batteries. On Saturday, I attended a mini-con at Mox Boardinghouse in Bellevue. During the afternoon, nine tables battled through a myriad of pregenerated specials and harder scenarios such as Pathfinder Society Scenario #4-26: The Waking Rune. I got a chance to chat with local players and look in on some of their games. I left before the start of the multi-table interactive special event, Pathfinder Society Scenario #7-00: The Sky Key Solution. I hear there were several deaths, but the Society emerged victorious.

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Order of the Amber Die—The Strange Aeons Experiment, Part 5

They made it off the map! Well, off the map of the Inner Sea and deep into parts unknown. The folks from the Order of the Amber Die recently completed their fifth marathon session of running the delightfully creepy Strange Aeons Adventure Path. I'm going to keep this introduction short and let all of you dive right into the action as the Order of the Amber Die recaps their experiences with Pathfinder Adventure Path #113: What Grows Within.

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Adventures Worth Holding Your Breath For

Just as the Seattle area transitions from chilly and wet to "sunny yet inexplicably still raining," so too is the Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild team eager to get outside and explore some exciting locations. We're also pleased to have an exciting Season 9 schedule in place along with the name and logo, much of which we'll announce at PaizoCon 2017, so be sure to attend the PaizoCon Preview Banquet and the organized play panel the following day to ask any questions you have. In the meantime, let me share a few more secrets about this month's scenarios—both of which lead into our PaizoCon releases!

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Fantasy All Around You & OPC Character Contest Voting

I spent the past weekend on a trip to Grand Canyon National Park. Driving there, my family and I passed a variety of different climate zones. We went from the desert of Las Vegas to the scrub of Nevada/Arizona border to the pine forests surrounding Flagstaff to the windswept gorge of Grand Canyon. As a side note, the area around Flagstaff reminds me of growing up in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. In each place, our talk turned to what fantasy creatures would occupy such areas. The walk along the canyon rim started with the observation that we forgot Gobby, our Pathfinder Goblin, and couldn't take photos. That spawned discussion of goblins living in the canyon rim and launching sneak attacks against unsuspecting hikers, followed by the observation that trolls would probably like the rim and orcs the deeper crevasses.

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OPC Log — 11 Gozran 4717

As mentioned in last week's PFS blog, voting for the “OPC Needs a New Character” contest was supposed to open on April 10th. Unfortunately, the Paizo goblins decided to get involved and wreck a little havoc on our plans. As a result, we are postponing the competition voting and blog until Friday, April 14th, with voting stretching until Friday, April 21st.

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OPC Log — 3 Gozran 4717

I spent last weekend at Who's Yer Con in Indianapolis, Indiana, and am traveling back to rainy Seattle. So much rain, the region is breaking records! This weekend gave me the chance to hang out with folks from our Great Lakes region in a setting a bit more personal than Gen Con. I got to play some, run some, and chat quite a bit! Thank you to Venture-Captain Mark Stratton and his team for putting on a quality event and having me out!

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Great Things Come in Threes!

The Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA) Trade Show in Las Vegas has wrapped up and I'm headed back to Seattle early next week. GAMA brings retailers and industry professionals together once a year at their trade show, as well as sponsors the Origins Gaming Convention every June in Columbus, Ohio. The Paizo team was busy this year! The Jasons (Keely and Bulmahn) ran lots of Starfinder ship combat demos, Erik Mona talked to loads of attendees about upcoming Paizo products, including the Starfinder line, Jeff/Cosmo/Pierce/Jenny spent lots of time in meetings, and I gave presentations on Paizo Organized Play. By the way, how many of you caught our live tweets from the presentations? That was the brainchild of our new Outreach Manager, Dan Tharp. You should see his fingers fly on a phone keyboard.