(Show Post)

PFSUpdates2

Pathfinder Society Playtest Scenarios

One of the advantages of this team's creating organized play scenarios for the better part of a decade (it surprises me that I can truthfully say that) is that we're now very familiar with how Pathfinder Society scenarios are laid out, how we word certain things, and countless other nuances. Introducing Starfinder Society gave us (especially Thurston Hillman) lots of opportunities to tweak our models to fit a new game system, and in many ways it prepared us for the changes we've made in Pathfinder's Second Edition.

More Paizo Blog.
Tags: Javier Charro Josef Kucera Kenneth Camaro Organized Play Pathfinder Playtest Pathfinder Society

(Show Post)

PZOPSS0825E-Ranginori

2017, A Big Year for Pathfinder Society

Every year goes by so quickly, yet every year I end up looking back and realizing just how long it's been—and how much we've accomplished—since January. 2017's no exception. All the work that went into getting Starfinder Society going, we've been keeping busy bringing you more stories, adventures, art, and memories in Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild. While we've enjoyed all of the scenarios, there's a handful that I feel really defined 2017.

More Paizo Blog.
Tags: Akim Kaliberda Giorgio Baroni Hannah Boving Josef Kucera Organized Play Pathfinder Society Pathfinder Society Scenarios Sebastian Rodriguez Tom Ventre

(Show Post)

PZOPSS0906E-Zepha

Oh My Heavens

I've been loving this season from the moment we started planning it, and every batch of scenarios makes me love Season 9 of Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild a little more. Not only are we gearing up for a series of Sovereign Court adventures leading up to the War for the Crown Adventure Path, working on an exciting Exchange storyline, outlining a powerful Silver Crusade arc, and using the Pathfinder Adventure Card Guild to pursue one of the perpetrators behind Pathfinder Society Special #9-00: Assault on Absalom, but we're also in the early stages of locking down Pathfinder Society's Season 10. If you've seen team members cackling with barely-contained glee on social media, it's likely for these reasons and more.

More Paizo Blog.
Tags: Josef Kucera Marco Horvatin Organized Play Pathfinder Society Pathfinder Society Scenarios

(Show Post)

PZOPSS0904E-DiyaAkan

Familiar Faces, Unknown Enemies

The Year of Factions' Favor has several intended themes—most notably a chance to feature factions' storylines in exciting ways—but Linda and I have found that this season lends itself to two themes that are equally gratifying: bringing back past NPCs and having them team up with the PCs directly to do awesome things. If you've followed earlier Pathfinder Society stories, you'll no doubt recognize several of these characters, as well as many more in the months to come. Even if you're newer to the campaign, we introduce these curators, adventurers, schemers, and scallywags in a way that should bring you up to speed in no time—and if you want recommendations on earlier scenarios to play leading up to these, the community's always happy to identify earlier pieces of the larger story.

More Paizo Blog.
Tags: Giorgio Baroni Josef Kucera Organized Play Pathfinder Society Pathfinder Society Scenarios

(Show Post)

PathfinderSocietyLogo

Fortune Favors the Bold

John and Thurston talked last week about our big specials and quests for Pathfinder Society and Starfinder Society, so if you haven't had a chance to check that out, take a look! I'm here to talk about this year's other brand-new Pathfinder Society RPG offerings to kick of the Year of Faction's Favor, starting with our August scenario lineup.

More Paizo Blog.
Tags: Josef Kucera Organized Play Pathfinder Society Pathfinder Society Scenarios Year of Factions Favor
Link
Sign in to start a discussion.


(Show Post)

PZOSFS0000-Radaszam

Faction Overview: Acquisitives

True to their history, Acquisitives are the most mercenary of the Starfinder Society factions. Their goals often involve promoting the Starfinder Society to the extent that it will increase the personal reputation of all members. They stockpile funds and resources, believing that by maintaining such a treasury, the faction can make itself indispensable to other factions within the Society. Indeed, many Starfinders pledge themselves, to varying degrees, to the Acquisitives faction for access to these assets. This influx of recruits is the direct byproduct of the Acquisitives' existing cache of resources, not to mention their preference of sending Starfinders on missions leading to personal glory and monetary enrichment.

More Paizo Blog.
Tags: Josef Kucera Organized Play Sebastian Rodriguez Starfinder Society

(Show Post)

PZOSFS0000-Historia7

Faction Overview: Dataphiles

Churches, corporations, governments, and other organizations all have secrets. The Dataphiles work to uncover these secrets, deciding what to share and what to store in their vast data vaults inside Archive's Cortex, a sector of the Lorespire Complex in Absalom Station. While not all information is shared beyond the Dataphiles' archives, the simple act of guarding knowledge acts as a guiding light for the Dataphiles. Data comes in many forms, and the Dataphiles employ more than just computer-specialists in their ranks. Those Starfinders skilled at withdrawing information from sentient creatures—either by coercion, discourse, or trickery—are highly valued. As their sites of interest are among the best-defended installations in the galaxy, the Dataphiles also have a pressing need for trained combat specialists—whether to have a strong arm protecting a hacker during a delicate operation, or to have an armed ally capable of getting the prize out alive.

More Paizo Blog.
Tags: Josef Kucera Organized Play Sebastian Rodriguez Starfinder Society

(Show Post)

PZOSFS0103E-Fitch

Faction Overview: Wayfinders

The Wayfinders represent some of the Society's foremost experts in first contact scenarios. An organization dedicated to fully pursuing the Starfinder Society's mission statement of exploration, the Wayfinders are at the forefront of expeditions to scan a planet, set foot on an asteroid, or greet a previously unknown species. Wayfinders have a natural passion for exploration, be it through social situations with new species or discovering ancient alien ruins.

More Paizo Blog.
Tags: Josef Kucera Organized Play Sebastian Rodriguez Starfinder Society

(Show Post)

Starfinder Adventure Path #1: Incident at Absalom Station

Faction Overview: Second Seekers

Where the First Seeker leads, the Second Seekers follow. Exemplifying dutiful service, the Second Seekers follow-through on the Society's pledge to support the First Seeker, the elected head of the Starfinder Society. Unlike other factions, the goals of the Second Seekers vary over time, adapting to each new leader's mission.

More Paizo Blog.
Tags: Josef Kucera Miroslav Petrov Organized Play Starfinder Society

(Show Post)

PZOSFS0101E-Zigvigix

Faction Overview: Exo-Guardians

The creed of the Exo-Guardians is to protect the Pact Worlds from external threats. In the context of their membership within the Starfinder Society, this most often relates to participating in missions to acquire relics or technology of a defensive nature. Exo-Guardians excel in missions that lead to such discoveries, but they also serve an important secondary role within the Society of "sending a message" to threats that interfere in Society business. Be it a derelict starship overrun with mindless alien vermin, or a supposedly impenetrable fortress operated by forces opposed to the Society, it's often the Exo-Guardians who come in to handle the situation.

More Paizo Blog.
Tags: Josef Kucera Organized Play Sebastian Rodriguez Starfinder Society

See Also: