As promised in our monthly update blog, we’ve been working hard on sanctioning playable content for Pathfinder Society (second edition). Today, we’re pleased to announce that the adventure “Menace Under Otari,” part of the Pathfinder Beginner Box, awards credit for Pathfinder Society characters!
We’ve sanctioned the adventure in campaign mode as a two-chronicle adventure. The story lends itself nicely to splitting into two parts, each of which we believe should be playable in 4-5 hours. Players should either use one of the provided pregenerated characters or build their own using the Beginner Box rules. Each chronicle must be applied to a 1st-level character and grants 4 XP, 10 Treasure Bundles, and 4 Reputation for their chosen faction. We’ve also designated the adventure repeatable, so players earn credit each time they play through the adventure.
The Beginner Box is designed for new players. To encourage GMs and experienced players to use it as an onboarding tool for new players, we decided to award double AcP for sessions run as part of the Pathfinder Society. This means players earn 8 points and GMs earn 16 points, plus any adjustments for premiere and premier plus events, allowing everyone to purchase new boons faster!
As noted above, the Beginner Box is the perfect introduction into the world of Pathfinder. From there, we’ve put together a series of next steps leading adventurers to a career in the Pathfinder Society. First up, we recommend the upcoming Bounty titled The Road from Otari, scheduled to debut in January. The story builds on Menace Under Otari, leading your first-level characters from Otari to Absalom, where you arrive at the Grand Lodge to begin your career as a Pathfinder! From there, we recommend PFS 1-01: The Absalom Initiation, where new characters can meet the various important Society NPCs, and the upcoming PFS 2-11: The Pathfinder Trials, which gives a peek into how the Society trains its initiates. Post-training, a good start to the Year of Corruption’s Reach, this year’s metaplot, is PFS 2-01: Citadel of Corruption, or characters can dive into being Pathfinders via any other Pathfinder Society adventure!
Unfortunately, we don’t have any sanctioning this month for either Starfinder Society or Pathfinder Society (first edition). Next up on our sanctioning docket is The Slithering for Pathfinder (second edition), the Devastation Ark Adventure Path and Alien Archive 4 for Starfinder, and the remaining Pathfinder (first edition) content as time permits. Keep an eye on the monthly update blogs. We’ll keep you posted on our progress as we have news to share.
Until next time: Explore! Report! Cooperate!
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