Warm Seasonal Wishes from the Paizo Crew!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Another year is coming to a close, and 2017 has been a landmark year for us at the Paizo office! In the last few weeks, we've begun reflecting on and collecting memories from the last 12 months, and the support that you, our community of amazing fans, have given to our projects. We're blown away by it all, and before we begin our recap blogs for the year, we want to take a moment to say: thank you!

These "adorable" little skittermanders are ready for the winter festivities!
Illustration by Kent Hamilton

The release of a new roleplaying game is an all-hands-on-deck effort, and it is no understatement that the reception for Starfinder has exceeded our expectations many times over. While we plan on recapping our projects from this year in another blog, it's notable that the gamers we've seen at conventions, organized play events, game stores, and patronizing paizo.com seem to really enjoy this crazy, wonderful, spacey adventure we've put so much work into. The next year is definitely going to be full of even more Starfinder (and of course, Pathfinder) excitement to come.

This widening community of gamers is what makes it possible for everyone at Paizo to keep aspiring for bigger and better goals. To show our appreciation, you can now use the holiday18 promotional code at checkout to receive a discount on an order from paizo.com.*

Once again, and we can't say it enough, thank you! We wish you all safe travels, critical hits, and all the adventure that the holiday season brings!

Best wishes and happy gaming,
The Paizo Staff

*The holiday18 code stacks with Pathfinder Advantage. This discount does not apply to subscriptions, backorders, preorders, or third-party downloads.

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Celebrating Black History Month 2024!

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

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Welcoming Fresh and Familiar Faces to Paizo - Feb 2024

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

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PaizoCon @ Your Local Game Store!

Greetings, Paizoverse! I’m very excited to announce the locations for this year’s PaizoCon@ program! This pilot program will allow you to experience PaizoCon in person with your fellow Pathfinders and Starfinders while supporting your local game stores.

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Midwinter Holiday Celebration & Sale!

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

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Black Fireday to Cyber Moonday Sale!

Greetings!
In the marking of time in Golarion, we find ourselves in the month of late Neth, or Joya. Here on Earth (a planet dear to us in Pathfinder Reign of Winter canon), many of us in the United States find ourselves on the cusp of celebrating Thanksgiving, which leads to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This sale is brought to you by Abadar, Master of the First Vault, and by Triune, the All-Code. Actually, given their portfolios, one could argue all our sales are sponsored by them. Chances are they’ll both survive until next year to sponsor it again. Or not—just wait until you see our Death and Dying rules for deities.

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Paizo at PAXU 2023!

Greetings, Starfinders and Pathfinders! With just a little over a week until PAX Unplugged (I’m not anxious, you’re anxious), we’re here to give you an easy guide to all things Paizo at the show!

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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month 2023

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

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Save the Date: PaizoCon Online 2024!

Hail and well met, Pathfinders and Starfinders! We’re excited to bring you some news about next year’s PaizoCon Online.

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Paizo Pricing & Sustainability Update

It’s that time of year where company presidents look into the future, comparing what it costs to produce and create game products today versus what it did last year–and how those costs will change in the year to come. No one likes to raise prices, but doing so is a necessity. Paizo is not immune to economic factors like inflation, nor industry-wide fluctuations in cost-of-goods, labor, or shipping and logistics, and we must periodically adjust our prices to reflect rising costs. Let’s break things down.

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Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2023

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

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Monthly Paizo Streams—Oct. 2023

Hello, Pathfinders and Starfinders! Now that we’re getting back into the swing of regular streams here at Paizo, I thought it best to make an announcement post each month for upcoming streams. This way, you can mark your calendars in advance for all the amazing content coming your way!

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Paizo And TabletopTown Partnership

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

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Gen Con 2023 Recap!

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

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Gen Con Stream Schedule

With less than a week until Gen Con, it’s time to reveal our Gen Con Stream Schedule! These streams will be going live on twitch.tv/officialpaizo, with VODs available directly afterward on Twitch, and uploaded to YouTube after Gen Con.

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Update from Paizo President Jim Butler

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

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ORC License: The Final Version is Here!

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

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TRANScendental - A Trans Character Celebration!

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

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Promoting Paizo: Meet the Marketing Team

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

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Paizo Pride 2023

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

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PaizoCon Online 2023: Glimpses into the future of Pathfinder, Starfinder, and more!

From the Pathfinder Remaster Project to Starfinder Enhanced, the team at Paizo has a plethora of new content coming down the pipeline. This year’s PaizoCon Online featured speakers across Paizo’s creative team who teased at new products and projects.

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ORC License Third Draft Ready for Comment

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

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Welcome to PaizoCon!

PaizoCon Online 2023, the celebration of all things Paizo, begins today! Join us for free, fun panels at twitch.tv/officialpaizo. Meet friends and network on our Discord, with prizes, partner presentations, staff AMAs, and more!

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

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

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PaizoCon Online 2023 Portfolio Reviews!

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

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Remaster Preview: Oh, my! It’s a mirage!

Hey everyone, Luis Loza here! I'm back to talk about another addition to the draconic ranks in Pathfinder Monster Core. If you haven’t seen our preview for the new diabolic dragon, be sure to check that out as well! Anyway, on to the latest preview!

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PaizoCon Online 2023 Twitch Stream Schedule

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

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Pathfinder Second Edition Remaster Project!

Today, we are pleased to reveal the Pathfinder Second Edition Remaster Project, four new hardcover rulebooks that offer a fresh entry point to the Pathfinder Second Edition roleplaying game! The first two books, Pathfinder Player Core and Pathfinder GM Core, release this November, with Pathfinder Monster Core (March 2024) and Pathfinder Player Core 2 (July 2024) completing the remastered presentation of Pathfinder’s core rules. The new rulebooks are compatible with existing Pathfinder Second Edition products, incorporating comprehensive errata and rules updates as well as some of the best additions from later books into new, easy-to-access volumes with streamlined presentations inspired by years of player feedback.

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Kobold Warrens Moving Sale

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

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How to Warhorn

Registration for PaizoCon Online games opens next Monday! If you haven’t already, be sure to purchase your ticket now. If you’ve never used Warhorn to sign up for games before, here’s a brief explanation on how to register for the event and sign up for your games.

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First Draft of the ORC License Ready for Public Comment

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

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Paizo Partners with BKOM on Two Pathfinder Games!

BKOM Studios and Paizo are joining forces to bring two new Pathfinder video games to the market! One will be launching on Steam later this year, and the second is in early stages of development.

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Get Your Tickets for PaizoCon Online 2023!

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

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Delving the Fool’s Dungeon

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

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Call for GMs: Open Gaming at PaizoCon Online 2023

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

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Paizo and Artificial Intelligence

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

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Uplifting voices for Black History Month 2023

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

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Celebrate Open Gaming with Starfinder!

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

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The ORC Alliance Grows

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

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Call to Volunteer: Gen Con Indy 2023

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

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Celebrate Open Gaming with Pathfinder!

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

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Paizo Announces System-Neutral Open RPG License

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

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Get Your Happy Holidays Discount Code!

Our 20th Anniversary Year is coming to a close and we want to say: thank you and Happy Holidays!

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Introducing the Starfinder Team

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

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Introducing the Narrative Team

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

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Paizo and TYPE40

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

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Accessorize Your Game Sale

From adding flavor to the use of Hero Points to building new NPCs and new worlds to explore, Paizo has published many exciting Starfinder and Pathfinder accessories. Today through Black Fireday, Small Business Starday, and Cyber Moonday ACCESSORIZE YOUR GAME with the best the industry has to offer!

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PaizoCon Online 2023 Invitation

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

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

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

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What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

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

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Gen Con Contact Tracing

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

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Ever Stalwart, Ever Vigilant: Knights of Lastwall Authors!

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

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We'll See You Tomorrow At Gen Con 2022

Twas the day before Gen Con and all across the show floor, the goblins were prepping for what we have in store…

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Gen Con Online 2022 Streaming Schedule

Greetings, Pathfinders and Starfinders! Here’s our streaming schedule for Gen Con Online, August 4–7, 2022. All shows will be hosted on our Twitch channel at twitch.tv/officialpaizo.

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Join Us At Gen Con 2022!

The summer is in full swing and with it begins the countdown to Gen Con 2022 on August 4th–7th in Indianapolis, Indiana! We’ve been putting together the most product-packed booth we’ve ever offered, featuring amazing new releases like Pathfinder Dark Archive and Starfinder Adventure Redshift Rally as well as a deeper collection of releases and accessories than ever before! Plus, in celebration of our 20th Anniversary and the release of the popular Abomination Vaults Adventure Path for Pathfinder Second Edition and the upcoming 5E-compatible release, our staff members will GM in-booth Pathfinder delves throughout the Ruins of Gauntlight during the week. Come join us, roll some dice, and add some new adventures, maps, and accessories to your collection!

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Creator Spotlight: John Vanegas

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

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Authors Of The Drift Crisis

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

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Community Creators Pride Blog

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

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Paizo Welcomes Rai Kong and Maggie Gallagher to Leadership Team

Paizo is pleased to announce that Maggie Gallagher and Rai Kong have been promoted to the Leadership Team. Both have also received promotions in-line with that responsibility. Rai Kong is now Vice President of Technology, and Maggie Gallagher is now Vice President of People & Culture, both reporting directly to Paizo’s President.

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Creator Spotlight: Dan Thompson

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 community creator, Dan Thompson!

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Thank you for attending PaizoCon 2022! We hope you had as wonderful a time playing games and participating in events as we did putting on the show. It was a much-needed return to PaizoCons of yore, and we can’t wait to continue offering in-person convention experiences in the years to come.

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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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PaizoCon Online 2022 Events!

Join us for adventures May 27-30 at PaizoCon Online 2022!

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Jim Butler Named Paizo President

Jeff Alvarez has stepped down as president due to health reasons. Paizo has named Vice President of Marketing and Licensing, Jim Butler, as its new president.

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Blog: PaizoCon 2022 Tickets on Sale Now!

PaizoCon is only a few weeks away, and we’re looking forward to seeing many of you May 27–29 at the DoubleTree hotel in SeaTac, Washington. We’ll also host online events and seminars for those unable to make the trek.

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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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PaizoCon 2022 Update

Thank you all for your patience as we work out the first ever hybrid PaizoCon. There’s lots of moving pieces with this event and the current world situation makes it even more challenging. We hope to answer lots of question in this blog, but know there will always be more, so please ask away in the comments and we will get you answers.

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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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We invite you to PaizoCon 2022!!!

We invite you to join us for PaizoCon 2022, scheduled for Memorial Day weekend (May 27–29) at the Doubletree in Seatac, WA. For those unable to make the trek in person, we’re also pleased to announce that PaizoCon Online will once again bring events to your screen with online play and seminars (and an extra day’s events on May 30th). Join us for an amazing weekend of Pathfinder and Starfinder gaming, including the launch of Year 5 of Starfinder Society and the kickoff of the Drift Crisis! We’ll also be celebrating a huge milestone: 2022 is Paizo’s 20th anniversary, and we’d love to have you join us!

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Kobold Hoard Sale

Paizo’s warehouse inventory team recently discovered a roughly hewn hole in the back corner of the building hidden behind a half-empty pallet of Creamy Chicken Ramen packets. In true Pathfinder style, they geared up and delved into the secret passage. After crawling through a 5-foot-wide low corridor for 40 feet, they stumbled across a secret chamber where the warehouse kobolds had been stashing products to build a hoard worthy of their draconic majesty.

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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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Enhance Your Play with Digital Partnerships

As a publisher, Paizo has consistently led the way in producing games, adventures, campaigns, and accessories that bring your tabletop gaming experience to life. We take great pride in giving our players and Game Masters all the tools they need to maximize the experience.

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Paizo at Gen Con 2022

With the Gen Con housing block opening on Sunday, we wanted to make sure Pathfinder and Starfinder players knew what was happening at the Best Four Days in Gaming so you could make your plans for the show!

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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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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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Introducing the Quest for the Frozen Flame Player’s Guide

The herd is on the move. The hunt is on!

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Happy Holidays from Paizo!

Thank you for your support this year! Here's our gift to you!

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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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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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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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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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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.