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Now Announcing: PaizoCon South Pacific 2022!

G’day, players! Paizo and the Organized Play Foundation volunteers are pleased to announce PaizoCon South Pacific 2022!

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August 2022 Organized Play Scenario Previews

Hey, all! Alex dropping in with one quick note: these are the previews for our August scenarios. They’ll be making their world debut at Gen Con Indy and Gen Con Online. After that, they’ll be available for PaizoCon Europe, and they’ll be releasing to the public on August 31st. Enjoy!

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July 2022 Organized Play Scenario Previews

This month, First Seeker Ehu Hadif has approved the closure of the Adamantine Bastille, a Starfinder-operated prison located beneath the Lorespire Complex. The facility’s administration has long remained a source of contention and discomfort among members of the Starfinder Society. Take on the role of the agents tasked with overseeing the transfer of the Bastille’s most violent and dangerous inmates to the custody of the Stewards! Don’t worry, I’m sure it will go smoothly! What could go wrong? Starfinder Society Scenario #5-05: Boom-Block Gambit is an exciting metaplot scenario for 5th- through 8th-level characters written by Lysle Kapp.

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July 2022 Organized Play Update

Here are this month’s digital releases, available July 27, 2022:

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Pathfinder Society Year 4 Rule Updates

Greetings, Pathfinders! As the beginning of the Year of Boundless Wonder approaches in August, we wanted to let you know about the changes coming to the Pathfinder Society program. Aside from the updates in this blog, we don’t have any other rule changes or alterations to the program planned; this year should be quieter on that front, rather than the radical changes we’ve had in previous years.

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June 2022 Scenario Previews

The Drift is malfunctioning, Triune has fallen silent, and countless citizens of the Pact Worlds are lost to the chaos! Amid this upheaval, Fitch and numerous Starfinder volunteers trawl Pact Worlds space aboard the Master of Stars, searching for survivors in need of aid, derelict starships, Drift debris to investigate, and clues that might shed light on the source of the Drift Crisis itself. When a starship belonging to an ally of the Society is discovered immobile and powerless, Fitch dispatches a team of Starfinders to investigate. But the PCs’ simple quest to check in on a friend quickly becomes a rescue mission that will take them far beyond starship corridors to an annexed Drift beacon and the metaphorical doorstep of the mysterious “4th.” Starfinder Society Scenario #5-04: Fragment of the 4th is a scenario for levels 9–12 by Isis Wozniakowska.

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Put a Pathfinder Society pin on it!

Hey adventurers, it’s Mark from Campaign Coins here again. We’ve loved watching the Pathfinder Society expand and evolve with Pathfinder Second Edition with all-new factions and adventure seasons. I especially love reading through the splendid Lost Omens Pathfinder Society Guide, which brilliantly showcases how the society is as much a part of the world of Golarion as it is in our real world of Organized Play in stores and conventions. Mad respect to all venture captains and heroic society members who run and play games.

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Seasons of Pathfinder Society

Late last year, in my new role as the creative lead for Pathfinder Society Organized Play, I sat down to plan the plots and themes for Year 4. One of my first experiences on the Organized Play team back in January 2021 was to sit in on the pitch meeting for Pathfinder Society Year 3: Year of Shattered Sanctuaries. It was thrilling to see what Thursty had planned for the year, and I couldn’t wait to see how it turned out.

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June 2022 Organized Play Monthly Update

I’m gonna drop a hot take at the top of this blog: I think PaizoCon was a success this year! Everybody who’d been there before couldn’t help but comment on how different it felt, but as someone with no base of reference, I had a great time. We ran over 100 Organized Play games in the ballroom, including our first hybrid special. I got to hang out with some of my awesome coworkers and meet some fantastic community members, and I spent way too much money in our store!

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Pathfinder Society: Year 4 Announcement

Following the dramatic conclusion to the Year of Shattered Sanctuaries, the Pathfinder Society has been entrusted with a vast hoard of treasure! The Grand Lodge’s vaults overflow with an abundance of magic items and valuable relics. The structure even holds a few strange creatures, such as a wise-cracking animate skull that claims it can’t remember anything about its past yet insists it can still cast powerful spells. It’s up to the Pathfinders to learn what these oddities are, where they come from, what they do—and why a nefarious enemy from the Society’s past wants to claim the contents of the vaults for herself!

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May 2022 Organized Play Scenario Previews

This month we officially launch the Year of Redemption’s Rise with not one, not two, but three new Starfinder Society Scenarios! Let’s dive right in!

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PaizoCon 2022 - Organized Play And VIP Events

Hello friends! With PaizoCon 2022 just a few short weeks away, we wanted to highlight our newest releases premiere at the show, as well as some of our author and VIP events. Let’s dive in!

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May 2022 Organized Play Monthly Update

We are just under a month until PaizoCon! That’s not an incredibly stressful thought at all! I’m looking forward to seeing the community at PaizoCon in Seattle, as well as at PaizoCon Online. We’ll be premiering a brand new season of Starfinder Society, our first levels 9-12 Pathfinder Society adventure, and a new Starfinder interactive special. We’ll also be announcing the title and theme of Pathfinder Society Year 4 during our Organized Play panel. I hope you’re ready for all the new content!

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Starfinder Society Year 5 Rule Updates

Greetings, Starfinders! The launch of the Year of Redemption’s Rise is less than a month away, and we hope you’re all excited. Jessica and I are here today to talk about some of the new rule changes taking effect on May 27th, when Year 5 launches at PaizoCon. Our transition to Achievement Points last year was a big shift, so this year we’re keeping things simple.

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April 2022 Organized Play Scenario Previews

This is it: the big one! The final scenario in the Year of the Data Scourge! And who better to write this big, bold, weird scenario than my beloved and talented predecessor: Jenny Jarzabski, mastermind of the Data Scourge!

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Organized Play Sanctioning Update - April 2022

Greetings, players! With the Book of the Dead release coming next week, we wanted to take a moment to talk about sanctioning content. The rulebook resulted in a fair amount of discussion internally, and we thought it was a good idea to take a step back and look at how our sanctioning works.

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Starfinder Society Faction Preview: The Manifold Host

Last month, we announced Starfinder Society Year 5: Year of Redemption’s Rise. While that previous blog post offered tons of information on the year itself, today we focus on a previously-established minor faction you can expect to see step up in the Year of Redemption’s Rise: the Manifold Host! For more information on our two new minor factions, the Advocates and the Cognates, check out Starfinder Society Faction Preview: The Advocates and Starfinder Society Faction Preview: The Cognates.

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April 2022 Organized Play Monthly Update

It’s no secret that the past two years have been hard on the program. One w¬ay we’ve seen this most clearly is in convention support. Prior to the pandemic, we would send out support to hundreds of events worldwide; obviously, mass gatherings have been in short supply since then. Last year was our smallest year since we started keeping records in 2016.

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Starfinder Society Faction Preview: The Cognates

Hello Starfinders!
Earlier this month, we announced Starfinder Society Year 5: Year of Redemption’s Rise. While the previous blog post is packed full of information on the year itself, today we’re focusing on one of the new factions you can expect to see in the Year of Redemption’s Rise: the Cognates! For more information on the Advocates, check out Starfinder Society Faction Preview: The Advocates.

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March 2022 Organized Play Scenario Previews

This month we’re diving back into our Year of the Data Scourge metaplot!

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Organized Play Preview: 2022 Interactive Events

Today we’re going to pull back the curtain on our two upcoming multi-table interactive events for the 2022 Paizo Organized Play season. If you’re not familiar, Pathfinder and Starfinder Organized Play release yearly multi-table events that can be played with as few as three tables and well over 150+ tables at the world’s largest events. These are intended to be epic adventures where players can work alongside others to accomplish monumental feats and battle great evils. In the past, these events have often been tied to key story points for Organized Play. Last year, we explored the unique events of a Pathfinder and Starfinder crossover. This year, we’re keeping away from the ongoing metaplots of our Organized Play years and making our multi-table interactive events a bit more standalone, so they can be enjoyed by anyone at any time.

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Starfinder Society Faction Preview: The Advocates

Hello Starfinders!
Earlier this month, we announced Starfinder Society Year 5: Year of Redemption’s Rise. While the previous blog post is packed full of information on the year itself, today we’re focusing on one of the two new factions you can expect to see in the Year of Redemption’s Rise: the Advocates!

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Gen Con Indy 2022: Call for Volunteers & Important Dates

Well, here we are again! It’s always such a pleasure. We’re pleased to announce that volunteer signups are now open for Gen Con Indy 2022! Please note these signups are only for the physical event in Indianapolis. Once Gen Con provides us with more information about their timeline for Gen Con Online, we’ll be in touch with volunteer information.

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March 2022 Organized Play Monthly Update

Last week we announced PaizoCon 2022, a four-day online event with a simultaneous three-day physical event. I can’t wait to see you all online and in Seattle for this year’s convention! We’ve got lots of exciting new products to announce via our online streams, as well as tons of Organized Play games during the weekend. For more information, check out last week’s blog.

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Starfinder Society: Year 5 Announcement

In the aftermath of the Data Scourge, the Starfinder Society fractures along faction lines! Infighting, power grabs, and suspicion run rampant, all threatening to tear the Society apart. Faced with the past mistakes of the Society, the betrayal and heinous crimes of former Starfinders, the grievances of active agents, and the weakening of external alliances, First Seeker Ehu Hadif embarks on a year of change. He opens the floor to all agents, giving them a platform to voice concerns, plans, and ambitions, and lobby for change. New factions are founded, reforms are enacted, relationships are mended, and trust is tentatively reforged.

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PaizoCon 2022: Call for Volunteers and Important Dates

As we announced earlier today, PaizoCon 2022 is happening online and in-person from May 27-30, 2022! We can’t wait to see you all again as we kick off our convention season and the Year of Redemption’s Rise for Starfinder Society. Of course, a convention doesn’t happen without volunteers, so if you’re interested in volunteering, read on! If you’re not, you should still read on, because there are some important dates listed below.

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February Scenario Previews

This month we’re back on the trail of legendary explorer Jelev Rasheen! Well known for her voyages at the dawn of Drift travel, Jelev made regular trips into the Drift, returning every few years with holds full of treasures and relics from distant worlds. After her mysterious disappearance, dozens of alleged children, partners, and adventuring companions spread one final tale about Rasheen: that she was last seen commanding a fleet of ships laden with treasure. Over the years, the Starfinder Society has investigated two of Jelev Rasheen’s treasure beacons, and now they’ve discovered a third. So buckle up and blast off, Starfinders! There’s treasure out there! Starfinder Society Scenario #4-14: Rasheen’s Riches is a scenario for levels 7–10 written by Mara Lynn Butler.

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February 2022 Organized Play Monthly Update

It’s that time of year again when the convention machine begins to grind to life! We’re working hard on plans for PaizoCon and Gen Con, and hope to have news to share with you very soon, stay tuned. We’re also seeing event support requests start to roll in, which is always great! Lots of other things to talk about this month, so let’s dive right in!

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Pathfinder Society Year 3 Metaplot Arcs

Hello, Pathfinders! With the release of two more Year 3 metaplot scenarios yesterday, the Year of Shattered Sanctuaries is in full swing. This blog introduces the concept of the “metaplot” for those who may not be familiar. I’ll also be providing a rundown of the Year 3 metaplot stories so you have all the information in one place. Let’s get to it!

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Join Us Today for Moons and Magic in Paizo LIVE!

Paizo LIVE is our near-monthly, 2-hour live Twitch show featuring the Paizo staff and guests talking about upcoming Pathfinder and Starfinder releases. Join us for Episode 8 of Paizo LIVE today from 4 to 6 p.m. Pacific. Catch past episodes on YouTube.

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January Scenario Previews

It’s January, and that means it’s a new month, a new year, and new… lessons? That’s right! We’re sending a team of rookie Starfinders back for more training in our next scenario!

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On the Next Paizo LIVE: Moons and Magic!

Paizo LIVE is our near-monthly, 2-hour live Twitch show featuring the Paizo staff and guests talking about upcoming Pathfinder and Starfinder releases. Join us for Episode 8 of Paizo LIVE from 4 to 6 p.m. Pacific next Friday, January 21. Catch past episodes on YouTube.

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January 2022 Organized Play Monthly Update

I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions. That’s not because I’m perfect—far from it!—but because inevitably I will forget about them in a couple of weeks without someone to hold me accountable. However, it occurred to me that this space is an excellent place to set out some goals for this year, which I hope you’ll all help me complete. So here are some of my New Year’s resolutions for Organized Play in 2022:

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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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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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Bounties in 2022 and Beyond

As 2021 draws to a close and we prepare to launch our 2022 programs, we're shaking up our popular Bounties line!

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Call for Organizing Committee Volunteers

Greetings, friends! It's that time of year again where we begin to assemble our organizing committees for our major conventions!

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Join Us Today for Holiday Delights in Paizo LIVE!

Paizo LIVE is our near-monthly, 2-hour live Twitch show featuring the Paizo staff and guests talking about upcoming Pathfinder and Starfinder releases. Join us for Episode 7 of Paizo LIVE today from 4 to 6 p.m. Pacific. Catch past episodes on YouTube.

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December Society Previews

This month, it’s all about the holidays! At the urging of a cheery raxilite, the Starfinders perform good deeds to spread cheer during three popular Pact Worlds holidays: First Choices, Newspark, and Reunion. First Choices is a shirren diaspora celebration where celebrants share their personal achievements and interests through gift giving. Newspark is a holiday first commemorated by androids to celebrate hope in dark times, known today for its extravagant parades. Finally, Reunion is an Akitonian holiday focused on sharing food and strengthening bonds of love, family, and friendship. Starfinder Society Scenario #4-12: A Festive Operation is a repeatable scenario for levels 3–6 written by Ivis K. Flanagan. I hope this adventure brings joy and laughter to your gaming tables this month!

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On the Next Paizo LIVE: Holiday Delights!

Paizo LIVE is our near-monthly, 2-hour live Twitch show featuring the Paizo staff and guests talking about upcoming Pathfinder and Starfinder releases. Join us for episode 7 of Paizo LIVE from 4 to 6 p.m. Pacific next Friday, December 10. Catch past episodes on YouTube.

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December 2021 Organized Play Update

As we approach the end of the year, it's tradition to look back on the year that was. There are many words I could use to describe this year in Organized Play: turbulent, uncertain, hopeful...the list goes on. In some ways we have made progress from where we were last year: physical games are slowly starting up in some areas, we've got piles of new content for our players, and we've produced another full year of scenarios. By the same token, there are still many areas that haven't changed: conventions are mostly still online, and we're not sure what the future of large-scale shows will look like.

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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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November Scenario Previews

This month, First Seeker Ehu Hadif dispatches Starfinders to Eborth, a planet claiming to possess technology immune to the Data Scourge, which they’ll share in exchange for Pact Worlds protectorate status. Alongside representatives from the Stewards and the Xenowardens, the Starfinders serve as envoys tasked with reviewing the world’s petition. On the record, the Starfinders are concerned with examining Eborth’s archaeological sites for clues to the planet’s past, but behind the scenes, the Starfinders must determine if the claims regarding Eborth’s technology are true. With the fate of both Eborth and the Pact Worlds hanging in the balance, there’s sure to be more going on than meets the eye! Starfinder Society Scenario #4-11: A World’s Ambition is a scenario for levels 7–10 written by Matt Duval.

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Starfinder Society: The End Of Fame

Greetings, Starfinders! Earlier this year we announced that Fame would be going away, and this naturally prompted a number of questions. We’ve combed through the ensuing discussions and we’re here today to present answers! Many of these will be added to the Starfinder Society FAQ pages or other locations as appropriate, but I wanted to consolidate them all in one place as a reference.

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November 2021 Organized Play Update

By the time you read this, I will have returned from my first physical convention as a Paizo employee! I’ll be flying to Minneapolis with Tonya to attend SkålCon and I’m very excited about it. I’m writing this blog before the trip, so I don’t have any stories to tell, but ask future Alex (which, again, will be present Alex once you read this) about it!

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Spooky Adventures for 2021

The night when the veil between this world and the next is thinnest is almost upon us. What better way to celebrate Halloween than slipping into another world with friends and taking on the role of heroes embarking on spooky adventures?

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October Scenario Previews

Hello, Starfinders! This October, we have two new Starfinder Society Scenarios hitting gaming tables!

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OP Team Updates: Welcome Jessica Catalan

The Starfinder universe is vast and full of adventures just waiting to be discovered. Sometimes, captains of the grand ships that soar between the stars decide it’s time to move to a new vessel for the next phase of their journey. So it is with Jenny Jarzabski, who has been the stalwart captain of the Starfinder Society ship for the past year. She is moving fully on to the Starfinder team, where she will continue to produce excellent adventures in the form of standalone adventures and AP volumes.

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Paizo LIVE Tonight! Treats, no Tricks!

Join us for Paizo LIVE, Episode 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. Pacific tonight, Friday, October 8! Paizo LIVE is our near-monthly, 2-hour live Twitch show featuring the Paizo staff and occasional guests talking about all things upcoming from Pathfinder and Starfinder. Catch past episodes on YouTube.

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October 2021 Organized Play Update

While obviously a lot has happened in the past few weeks, I wanted to give you all a recap of Gen Con Online, our last major convention of the year.

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On the Next Paizo LIVE: Treats, no Tricks!

Paizo LIVE is our near-monthly, 2-hour live Twitch show featuring the Paizo staff and occasional guests talking about upcoming sweet Pathfinder and Starfinder goodness. Join us for episode 6 of Paizo LIVE from 4 to 6 p.m. Pacific next Friday, October 8. Catch past episodes on YouTube.

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September 2021 Sanctioning Status Update

Hello, Pathfinders and Starfinders! I wanted to take a moment here to discuss our current sanctioning status for both programs. We’ve had a lot of stuff roll out recently, and a lot more to come, so I wanted to get it all in one place.

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September Scenario Previews

Hiya, Starfinders! I have something special for you this month. A while back, I was discussing real-world current events that caused shipping delays with some friends, and someone jokingly commented that it would make a great Starfinder Society scenario. I couldn’t get the thought out of my head, and as I let the idea percolate, it kept getting weirder and weirder. How weird is it? Well, let’s just say the Society might solve a shipping crisis in more than one way.

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Behind the Scenes: Building an Organized Play Year

The concept of the beginning of a year is a bit of a strange one for those of us on the Organized Play team. The turning of a year on the calendar is far less prominent in our workflow than the beginning of a new season of Organized Play adventures.

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Gen Con Online 2021 Preview

Today marks one week until Gen Con Online! Nothing about that sentence is stressful at all, nope. Let’s take a look at some of our upcoming events!

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September 2021 Organized Play Update

Those of you with high Perception modifiers will notice that this section has a new title. As of Monday, I have been promoted to Paizo’s Organized Play Coordinator! This is a very exciting change that Tonya and I have been working toward for a while. I am now responsible for most of the day-to-day operations of the program, as well as the long-term planning for Organized Play. It’s a lot of responsibility, but I’m very excited by the prospect!

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Starfinder Society Scenario Preview

Greetings, Starfinders!

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Organized Play Update: Increased Rewards for Sanctioned Content

As we recently announced, we will be producing fewer Pathfinder and Starfinder Society Scenarios in 2022, and we’ll be using sanctioned content such as the Digital One Shots to help fill some of the gaps in the schedule. To help ease this change and fix some long-outstanding issues, we’ve also updated the rewards for some of our older sanctioned content to match our plans moving forward. The changes are detailed below; in particular, we hope you all enjoy the boost in spending money and Reputation!

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August 2021 Organized Play Update

The news last week about reduced scenario production is, of course, disappointing. We’re saddened that we won’t be bringing as much new Pathfinder and Starfinder Society content to your tables, but we hope you will take this opportunity to try out some of our other sanctioned content for both programs. I myself am starting to plan for a Strength of Thousands run with some of our local players, and I’m very excited for it!

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Organized Play Schedule Update

Howdy, everybody. Paizo Publisher Erik Mona here. I wanted to stop by the blog today to talk about some upcoming changes to our Pathfinder Society and Starfinder Society scenario offerings in the months ahead. Because I spent many years as an active organized play player and GM before my publishing career and often tried to read the tea leaves behind changes just like these, I want to go over the changes carefully to make sure that no one draws the wrong conclusions.

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July Scenario Previews

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Organized Play: Pathfinder & Starfinder Interactive Preview

It all started when Starfinder launched and John Compton (lead of Organized Play development at the time) kept threatening me with a “Time Capsule Boon” where he’d let Pathfinder Society Characters transition into Starfinder Society. It was something of the atomic bomb equivalent of threats to be uttered in the office. The idea of crossing the streams between the campaigns was ludicrous. LUDICROUS, I SAY!

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The Growing Pathfinder Society

During Year 3: Year of Shattered Sanctuaries, the Pathfinder Society finds itself under attack as dangerous threats loom over lodges across the Inner Sea. Fortunately, the Society’s recruitment efforts over the past two years have been successful. To represent these changes as well as other developments in Pathfinder lore, we’ll be updating several of the Pathfinder Society Achievement Point boons to make it easier to create characters of several different ancestries. These adjustments will go into effect when Year 3 launches on August 19th.

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July 2021 Organized Play Update

Recently, I foolishly declared that because a couple of our major conventions were delayed, this summer wouldn’t be as bad on the convention front. I retract this statement! We’ve got PAX Online this month, PaizoCon Europe Online next month, and Gen Con after that. Oh, and after that is my wedding. So much for my relaxing summer!

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June Scenario Previews

Greetings, Starfinders! This month, the Data Scourge metaplot continues in Starfinder Society #4-03: Battle for the Beacon. Over the past months, Drift Beacons have been winking out, leading some in the Society to believe that this event and the ongoing digital attacks might be connected. Play as a group of agents sent to investigate and repair one of these Drift Beacons in this adventure for PCs levels 5–8 by Abbey Schnell!

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Convention Update & Call to Vol!!!

PAX Online is happening July 15–18, 2021 and we’re bringing Paizo Organized Play events to the convention. During the day, we are focused on demos and bounties to engage new players to try out a session. After the show floor closes, we’ve got full scenario blocks planned, focusing on low-level scenarios and scenarios with included pregens.

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Pathfinder Society Intro Scenarios

Last week we announced the Year of Shattered Sanctuaries, and this week we’re taking a closer look at the three scenarios releasing when the new season launches. Those of you who have had the opportunity to play our new intro scenarios for Starfinder Society, which debuted at PaizoCon Online in May, already have some idea of what’s coming! We’re taking the same approach for this upcoming series of Pathfinder Society intro scenarios. Let’s take a closer look at each of these adventures, as well as an exciting new friend your characters get to meet!

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Pathfinder Society: Year 3 Announcement

With the Pathfinder Society’s attention focused on distant lands as of late, new threats have arisen closer to home. The Grand Lodge is suddenly overwhelmed with desperate calls for aid from lodges across the Inner Sea—and from the Society’s allies within the city of Absalom itself! Are these unrelated events, or a unified effort to undermine the Pathfinder Society? Whatever their origin, one thing is certain: if left unchecked, these threats may topple some of the Society’s greatest lodges and alliances!

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June 2021 Organized Play Update

I thought about writing “no musings, head empty, only PaizoCon” in this space but Tonya told me I couldn’t I decided against it. Instead, I’m going to take this space to give a shout-out to some people who went above and beyond in making PaizoCon Online happen this year. Please note that I’m writing this two days before the convention due to deadlines, so if I forgot someone, I can still blame Convention Brain.

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Guidance’s Request

Ehu Hadif paced back and forth in the Cortex server room, his anxious footsteps beating a staccato rhythm against the tiles. Two of the kasatha’s hands were clasped behind his back, while the other two fiddled with his comm unit and datapad, restlessly checking his feeds for incoming messages.

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PaizoCon Europe Online 2021: Tickets, GM Signups and More

Bonjour and Güten Tag, players and GMs! We know you’re all getting ready for PaizoCon Online this weekend, but we wanted to share some more information about an upcoming show, PaizoCon Europe Online!

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Starfinder Society Year 4 Rule Changes

Greetings, Starfinders! With the launch of Year 4 just a week away, we wanted to provide our final update on the new rules and character options that will take effect next Friday, May 28.

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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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Playing Games at PaizoCon

Last March, when we shifted physical gaming to digital spaces, the Online Region Venture-Officers wrote two guest blogs focused on their experiences using digital mediums such as Virtual Table Tops (VTTs) and Play-by-Post to keep our gaming communities connected. Their advice is as relevant today as it was last spring, so we’ve linked them here for reference.

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Great Moments in Games: Community Edition

With PaizoCon coming up, the OP team is hard at work to get everything ready! We’ve got seven different scenarios premiering, including our new PACS Interactive, so we wanted to take this week’s blog to just kick back, relax, and do something we haven’t done in a while.

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Things to Do at PaizoCon Online 2021

PaizoCon is nearly here! On the Organized Play front, we’ll have nearly 1000 tables of Pathfinder Society, Starfinder Society and the Pathfinder Adventure Card Society! In addition to a host of old favorites for all our active programs, we’ve got some exciting new releases that can be played for the first time at PaizoCon Online 2021. Players can sign up for all our tables over on the PaizoCon Warhorn.

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May 2021 Organized Play Update

When Paizo hired me, there were a lot of hazards that I expected to come with the job. Traveling a lot? Hasn’t been an issue yet, but I’m prepared for that. Spending more on dice? That’s alright, I don’t have to buy rulebooks anymore, surely that’ll be an even trade (it’s not, but don’t tell my budget). Increased stress from dealing with the public? I worked retail, I’ll be alright. The thing I didn’t anticipate, however, was that my job would become impossible to describe to people.

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May is Starfinder Month at the Fantasy Grounds College

The volunteer community at the Fantasy Grounds College is hosting classes with a Starfinder ruleset focus for the month of May.

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Join Us for Jasper’s Game Week and Raise Funds for Suicide Prevention and Awareness

Jasper’s Game Week, running from April 30th-May 11th 2021, is a TTRPG streaming event with both streams to watch and games to play run by Jasper’s Game Day (JGD). With our partners Paizo and MiniTerrainDomain and sponsors Ardent Roleplay/Meeples and Dragons, Hearthsinger Games, Penny for a Tale, Lark Adventures, and the Paizo Organized Play Convention, we are raising money for suicide prevention and awareness.

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Starfinder Society Update: Year 4 Program Changes

Two weeks ago, we implemented tech that successfully fixed a number of issues with the Achievements Points system. While there are still some tweaks we’d like to make, the system is at a stage where we are ready to introduce Achievement Points for Starfinder Society. We’ve got a few other changes in the pipeline as well, so read on for a full explanation of what’s coming for the Starfinder Society!

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Creating an Organized Play Character

With PaizoCon Online coming up and Year 3 on the horizon, we thought we’d take a moment to talk about how to create a Pathfinder Society character and show you the different options available to players. I’ve got my friends “Zonya” and “Minda” here to help me out; any resemblance to actual persons with whom I work is purely coincidental, I assure you.

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April 2021 Starfinder Society Scenario Previews

I can’t believe it’s April already! Normally seen as a time of new beginnings, this April has some long anticipated conclusions in store for you as two different Year 3 storylines reach their climax.

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April 2021 Convention Update

Greetings, all! With spring in the air and convention season on the horizon, we wanted to take a moment and provide some updates on our upcoming events.

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PaizoCon Pathfinder Society Release Preview

Before I let Thurston talk about our upcoming scenarios, one quick announcement: the Abomination Vaults Adventure Path is now sanctioned for play! Sanctioning documents and Chronicle Sheets can be downloaded on the product pages or at this direct link. Alright, on with the show!

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Bestiary 3 and Early April Releases

March’s new releases rolled to April 7 but are worth the wait; they include Bestiary 3 with over 300 creatures, an unwelcome turn of events in Crash and Burn, and a relic left behind by one of the Outer Gods in Eyes of Empty Death!

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April 2021 Organized Play Update

Tonya’s busy getting ready for her vacation, so I’ve taken over her musings for the month! Do not be alarmed. Last week, Linda and I did an interview with Know Direction, talking about the future of Organized Play and conventions this year. It was a really great time and I definitely encourage you all to watch or listen to it, but there were a few big announcements I wanted to republish here to make sure everyone sees them:

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March 2021 Organized Play Scenario Previews

The organized play development team prepared quite a few treats for the community this month. From the developers:

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Starfinder Society Introduction Scenarios

Last week, we revealed the title for Year 4 of Starfinder Society: Year of the Data Scourge. This week, we wanted to talk a little bit more about what we’re doing to kick off the season.

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Introducing Starfinder Society Year 4

It’s time for the Starfinder Society to rally together against a mysterious new threat! A series of digital attacks unleashed simultaneously across the Pact Worlds throws the system’s status quo into chaos, leaving an opening for an army of unidentified robotic attackers to storm the Lorespire Complex on Absalom Station. Can the Starfinders defend their headquarters while navigating the technological pandemonium caused by this Data Scourge, discover who or what is behind these attacks, and stop them from destroying the Pact Worlds as we know it?

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Starfinder: Scoured Stars Liveplay Premieres March 17

The planet of Golarion is gone, and the details about what happened to it are lost to the Gap, a mysterious period of time marked by a void of knowledge about literally everything. Even the duration of the Gap is unknown, and the gods are silent.

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Pathfinder Adventure Card Society Update

As we continue winding down our Pathfinder Adventure Card Game program, we’ve decided to end it with a bang! At this year’s PaizoCon Online, we will be hosting a final Pathfinder Adventure Card Society Celebration Bonanza. The event is scheduled for 1pm PDT on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Come join us for some card flipping, location exploring action!

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March 2021 Organized Play Update

I really believe we are caught in a time loop. I am absolutely certain I wrote my February musings last week. The past month’s flurry of activity involved much planning - we are just a week away from revealing information regarding Starfinder Society Year 4, and we’ve mapped a solid plan for Pathfinder Society Year 3. PaizoCon planning is moving forward, which means convention season is well under way, and we’ve got a few upcoming announcements on that front. In addition, we’re talking to our pals at Know Direction about appearing on their show. Plus a few more still undisclosed projects that we hope to share shortly!