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Band of Bravos Opening This Friday!

Renowned throughout the River Kingdoms for their amazing feats of daring, the Band of Bravos will take the stage this Friday in the King’s audience hall. These amazing heroes have traveled all across the land, defeating trolls, besting dragons, and defying the undead. Now they are going to regale you with tales of their adventures! You will shiver in terror when you hear about the time they faced the Whispering Tyrant. You’ll cheer when you learn the best way to get a Fire Giant King to surrender his crown. And you will be SHOCKED when you discover what really happened to the Shield of Aroden.

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April Update Blog

OPM Musings
While the past month brought lots of confusion and chaos to our lives, we’re grateful to our communities for providing some safe harbor in the storm. A huge shout out to the entire venture-officer team and the local GM crews who supported the FLGS until they closed and then moved the games online. For those of you that haven’t joined us in virtual, consider this an open invitation to do so! Come play, socialize, and stay strong!

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Stay at Home, Play at Home with Roll20

We have joined with Roll20 to offer free products and resources to help keep your games interesting and entertaining as we all practice safe physical distancing.

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Foolish Monsters, In April

Every now and then, someone makes a typo and realizes that they’ve accidentally created a pun or joke so bad that they must immediately drop it into their team’s work chat, triggering a wave of snickering from some corner of the office. Whenever it sounds like a monster (or something else you wouldn’t want to see in a dungeon), we’ve offhandedly said “add it to the April Fool’s Bestiary.” But surely, we’d never actually stat them up and put them into a blog or some other format for them to run rampant on the internet, right? Well, against our better judgement, here are a few of the monsters that didn’t quite make the cut for Bestiaries or Alien Archives, born of typos, inside jokes, or meetings that started before the coffee pot was quite done brewing.

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Guest Blog: Online Region Resources part 2

Yesterday, we posted a blog about play-by-post (PbP) benefits and experiences and ways play Pathfinder Adventure Card Game online. Now we continue the conversation, with a focus on virtual tabletops (VTTs) and general links and resources. If you missed Payton’s blog about home gaming options on Tuesday, I recommend you check it out, as it is a great overview of the online resources available to gamers!

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Paizo Spring Social - Save 25%!

Just because we’re practicing safe physical distancing doesn’t mean we can’t have amazing adventures together. From now through May 3rd, save 25% on all Paizo PDFs, including Pathfinder Second Edition, Starfinder, and even classic Pathfinder titles.

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Guest Blog: Online Region Resources part 1

Time for your weekly check in! Place a comment below letting us know how you are holding up. Now, more than ever, we need our communities and relationships to help us weather the tumult, and we have an awesome community. Speaking of awesome, our Online Region venture-officers stepped up to the call for support! For the past few weeks, as the Friendly, Local, Game Stores shuttered due to government mandates, the online venture-officers helped their physical region counterparts move games, and entire conventions, online. The online VOs ran training sessions, compiled resources, and answered questions. They are the experts, and as such, I asked them to guest author today’s blogs. Due to the length, we split their responses into two. This blog focuses on play-by-post (PbP) benefits and experiences, as well as ways play Pathfinder Adventure Card Game online. This afternoon’s blog focuses on virtual tabletops (VTTs) and general links and resources. If you missed Payton’s blog about home gaming options on Tuesday, I recommend you check it out, as it is a great overview of the online resources available to gamers!

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Death Stalks the Farms and Fields

Inside volume three of the Pathfinder Extinction Curse Adventure Path, Life’s Long Shadows, by Greg A. Vaughan

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A Fish’s Well-Wishes

There’s been a lot of bad news related to the situation with COVID-19 right now. From those forced into isolation and quarantine, to those facing sudden financial or medical hardship, to those upset that an event they were looking forward to was canceled, a lot of people have been having a rough time. Teachers, artists, authors, performers, musicians, and many others have been stepping up to help keep spirits high despite the circumstances. In particular, I’ve been following the curious resurrection of an obscure Japanese yokai—known as an amabie, the creature was recorded as predicting a plague, but claiming that anyone who saw a picture of the amabie would be cured of the disease. Now, Japanese artists on twitter have been sharing their own drawings and other creations of the amabie to offer their best wishes for good health.

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Pathfinder Beginner Box Announced for November

New players will soon be able to take their first steps into an amazing world of fantasy adventure! Unveiled for November 2020, the Pathfinder Beginner Box will contain everything you need to learn how to play the Pathfinder, including rules to create your own fantasy hero and tools to make your own amazing stories.

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March 2020 Organized Play Scenario Releases

I hope this blog finds our communities of players weathering the social distancing restrictions. As we noted in last week’s organized play blog, we already moved some of our organized play activities online and are working to add more over the upcoming weeks. A huge shout out to the GMs who are learning new platforms and offering their skills via different mediums. For those that prefer play-by-post to virtual tabletops, Outpost III launches this week. You can find more information here.

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Pathfinder Society (second edition) Faction Showcase

Reading over our community feedback, several people noted that the faction symbols for Pathfinder Society (second) edition hadn’t enjoyed a premier and that the faction leader art only appeared in scenarios, like Pathfinder Society Scenario #1-01: Absalom Initiation! In this blog, we included a list of current scenarios that contribute to each faction’s storyline. Some factions have more scenarios listed, but fear not! We’ve still got five months to go in the Year of the Open Road and more faction goodness up our sleeves

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RPG Superstar Contest Relaunch

We welcome Roll For Combat into our fold of licensed partners! Roll For Combat will continue to create Pathfinder, Pathfinder Society, Starfinder, and Starfinder Society actual play podcasts, as well as manage the recently relaunched RPG Superstar contest.

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Echoes of the Dead God Linger

Inside volume two of the Pathfinder Extinction Curse Adventure Path, Legacy of the Lost God, by Jenny Jarzabski

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Badlands Ambush

An Encounter for a Bestiary Bundle!
Using accessories can really enhance your game, and I couldn’t be more excited for people to get their hands on the new Pathfinder Bestiary Battle Cards. I helped put them together and during the process I was constantly thinking how they could make a game easier by just plucking out the cards you need for the session and not have to flip through the Bestiary. You can even throw together a quick encounter by grabbing a few cards from the box, plucking the corresponding pawns from the Pathfinder Bestiary Pawn Box, and slapping down a Flip-Mat on your table. Since I was thinking about it, I did just that and want to share it with all of you.

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The Greatest Show on Golarion

Inside volume one of the Pathfinder Extinction Curse Adventure Path, The Show Must Go On, by Jason Tondro

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February 2020 Pathfinder Society Releases

It’s the end of February, Pathfinders, and that means we have a new slate of adventures releasing, with cats, leshys, and insurance adjustments, as well as an overnight stay in a haunted house.

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Make Your Game Your Own

Unveiling the Pathfinder Second Edition Gamemastery Guide!

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Monster Making

A short while ago, Logan Bonner and I appeared on Paizo’s Twitch stream to demonstrate the monster-building rules featured in the Pathfinder Gamemastery Guide. With the help and suggestions from the chat audience, we walked people through the steps of creating a brand-new monster based on a piece of art that appears in the book. Now we’d like to share with you the result of that exercise. Meet our unofficial creature—the ailuran!

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Rise of the Runelords: Shalelu Be Food?

She heard them before she saw them.

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Pathfinder LIVE Presents “A Taste of Trunau” Featuring The Glass Cannon Podcast

Six unlikely heroes must brave untold horrors if they are to save the small town of Trunau from a bland and flavorless future. Do they have the courage to fight for flavor?

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Pathfinder Society (second edition) Character Options

Greetings, Society Members!
Earlier today, we revealed the next round of sanctioning for Starfinder Society—including the Attack of the Swarm! and Threefold Conspiracy Adventure Paths Chronicle Sheets. If you missed that blog, you can catch up here!

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Miracles Happen!

In my short time here at Paizo, I’ve learned that the production of a book is never an exact science. We know approximately how many words fit on a page and how much space a piece of art takes up. Even with these estimates, there’s always some content that does not make it onto the page. Sometimes, it feels like our books are actively working against us, constantly reshaping themselves and proceeding to taunt us about how we couldn’t fit everything we wanted into the book.

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Meet The Authors!

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! To wrap up our preview of Lost Omens Gods and Magic, I reached out to the authors of the book with the intent of promoting them—as well as any other personal work they would like to share, so that new fans of their work could find other projects, RPG products, websites, livestreams, and more to enjoy!

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Pathfinder Society Preview: From North to South

Here we are, barreling toward the end of another month! In case you’re not familiar with what that means, it’s time for the previews of the scenarios that are about to be released!

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Friends In High Places

The people of Golarion have literally hundreds of gods that they could choose to follow. In fact, many people follow the teaching of multiple deities in their everyday life. A farmer might pray to Gozreh for rain, Sarenrae for lots of sunlight, and Erastil for a good harvest all in the same day. Considering this was a common aspect of so many of our characters and stories in Pathfinder, we thought that Lost Omens Gods & Magic was the perfect time to introduce a way to represent polytheism mechanically.

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Come One, Come All, to the Extinction Curse Player’s Guide!

The free Extinction Curse Player's Guide is now available! From humble beginnings as members of the cast-off and cobbled-together Circus of Wayward Wonders, a handful of heroes will rise to avert a catastrophe that threatens to swallow the islands of the Inner Sea! Any kind of adventurer can find a home in the circus, from burly barbarians and flamboyant bards to nimble monks and flashy sorcerers, and the Extinction Curse Adventure Path welcomes them all. This player’s guide contains lots of spoiler-free advice to prepare your characters for the challenges ahead of them.

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Faith It 'Til You Make It!

Characters living in the Age of Lost Omens have the unique benefit of being able to speak directly with their gods and have these gods directly influence the world around them. This is especially true of player characters, who typically have a direct line to their given gods, particularly in the case of faithful classes like champions and clerics. You can think of Lost Omens Gods & Magic as a catalog to help you decide not only what faith your character can follow, but also what benefits you gain for said worship.

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Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?

The world of Pathfinder is one of many gods, entities of unfathomable power with influence over every aspect of mortal life. To the average person on Golarion, a prayer to a god for good health, good harvests, or protection from harm is an everyday tradition. A character’s choice of a patron god can have a huge impact on that PC’s background, attitude, and overall flavor. Yet for the player of a PC who is not a member of a divine class, the choice of deity has often proven merely cosmetic. If you aren’t affected one way or another by the whims of the gods, what point is there in following their strictures—in other words, what’s in it for me?

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Knights of Everflame Finale!

Don’t miss the epic finale of Season 2 tonight from 4 to 7 p.m. Pacific on Geek & Sundry’s Twitch channel and on OfficalPaizo! Stay tuned for the after-party at 7 p.m. when the cast returns live to talk about this season’s exploits along with what lies ahead.

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Last Week of the Playtest!

The end of the Pathfinder Advanced Player’s Guide playtest is almost here! This is your last week to give us feedback on the investigator, oracle, swashbuckler, and witch. If you’ve participated so far, thank you so much for your help! We’ve already learned a lot about these four classes that we’ll be able to use going forward. If you haven’t yet, there’s still a bit more time to get in a game or two, and you can download it here. Either way, before the playtest period ends, be absolutely sure to head to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/APGClassSurvey to take the main survey, as well as https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/APGOpenResponse optionally if you have more detailed written feedback you’d prefer to submit to us directly.

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Meet the Authors!

With the Lost Omens World Guide and Lost Omens Character Guide now being out for a while and with previews and reviews of all kinds floating around the web, I wanted to delve a little further behind the scenes to the authors who actually wrote the material contained within. 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! As a final blog to wrap up our promotion of the first two Lost Omens Guides, I reached out to the authors of the two books with the intent of promoting them—as well as any other personal work they would like to promote, so that new fans of their work could find other projects, RPG products, websites, livestreams, and more to enjoy!

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New Releases in November

From the new biohacker, vanguard, witchwarper classes, to vibrant locations like taverns, undercities, secret monasteries, and Scarlet strongholds—these are the complete game system products we are grateful to offer you this November.

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Welcome to the Advanced Player’s Guide Playtest!

Welcome to the Advanced Player’s Guide Playtest! Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Welcome to the Pathfinder Advanced Player’s Guide playtest! In the document below, you’ll find four new classes set to be introduced in the Advanced Player’s Guide in July 2020, but before we can add them to the game, we need your help to ensure they are the best they can be! To do that, we need you to create characters using these classes and give them a try. We’re hoping that each of these new characters offers...
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Core Rulebook Errata: Round 1

The Pathfinder Core Rulebook has been out in the wide world for a few months now! While you’ve had a chance to put the game through its paces, we’ve been hard at work combing through feedback and questions from staff, players, and fans of the game, looking for any spots that need clarification.

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Pathfinder: Knights of Everflame Season Two Premieres TODAY!

Season Two of Pathfinder: Knights of Everflame premieres today at 4 p.m. Pacific on Geek & Sundry on Twitch! The entire cast returns for continuing adventures in collaborative storytelling utilizing the Pathfinder Second Edition role-playing game. Catch the Pre-Show starting at 3 p.m. Pacific leading up to the premiere of Season Two. New episodes air every Tuesday on Twitch at 4 p.m. Pacific, and will also appear on Geek & Sundry YouTube channel each week following the Twitch broadcast. Get ready now by going to KnightsofEverflame.com to find character bios, art, helpful links, and more!

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Knights of Everflame: Season Two Premieres Next Tuesday, October 29!

Season Two of Knights of Everflame will premiere next Tuesday, October 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. Pacific on Geek & Sundry’s Twitch channel! The entire cast returns for continuing adventures in collaborative storytelling utilizing the Pathfinder Second Edition role-playing game. New episodes air every Tuesdays on Twitch at 4 p.m. Pacific, and will also appear on YouTube the week following their Twitch broadcast.

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The (Un)Usual Suspects!

Have you heard? The Lost Omens Character Guide is available now at your local gaming store and here on paizo.com! If you haven’t had a chance to check out what kind of awesome content shows up in the book, take some time to check out blog posts from the past weeks. All of those posts cover the cool content for ancestries and organizations, but there’s one more section of the book we wanted to show off. However, rather than just giving a typical preview, we wanted to show the book in action and have you, fine readers, follow along at home!

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Trick or Treat! October New Releases

Whether haunted, fumbling, flooded, subterranean, consumed, flaming, or maniacal—we have concocted some goodies for you this month!

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What’s My Motivation?

Have you discovered this seeming contradiction yet? Epic roleplaying requires specificity. Great collaborative storytelling needs players who know what drives them. The better they can know “Where am I from?” and “Where am I going?” the better they can create a motivated character. And it gives everyone else at the table something to play off of.

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Scrolls and Spells and Swords, Oh My!

We’ve been taking a look at the various organizations featured in the Lost Omens Character Guide over the past few weeks. (Hop over here if you’ve missed these!) While all of these are great in their own right, there’s one organization that was an immediate shoo-in when we started early discussions for this book: the Pathfinder Society! The Pathfinders are probably one of the most well-known and most widespread organizations in our Age of Lost Omens setting. Heck, they have the name of our game in the name of the organization! There was no way we could ignore them!

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Building Monsters for Fun and Profit

The Gamemastery Guide for Pathfinder 2nd Edition is still several months away, but we knew there were a few parts of it we wanted to get in your hands sooner, and make more easily available. That’s why you can download the rules for making creatures and hazards right now! These are the Building Creatures and Building Hazards sections from chapter 2 of the Gamemastery Guide. The book isn’t quite final, so you might see a few changes to what’s in here in the published version.

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New Edition the Hard Way

This article by Jason Bulmahn, Director of Game Design, was published in the August edition of Meeple monthly. We are pleased to share it with you today.

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He's A Magic Man, She's A Magic Man!

When considering the best organizations to showcase in the upcoming Lost Omens Character Guide, we asked ourselves who the most iconic figures in our setting were—or should be. Case in point: the Magaambya. Founded by the legendary Old Mage Jatembe, credited with bringing back magic as the Inner Sea region knows it after the destruction of Earthfall, the Magaambya is the oldest magic school in the Inner Sea and possibly on Golarion. The parallel in prestige to real world institutions like Oxford and Cambridge, the Magaambya surely stood as one of the premier organizations in the Age of Lost Omens campaign setting.

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Knights of Everflame Season Two Premieres October 29!

We are thrilled to announce that Season 2 Knights of Everflame will premier Tuesday, October 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. Pacific on Geek & Sundry’s Twitch channel (twitch.tv/geekandsundry) and OfficalPaizo (https://www.twitch.tv/officialpaizo)! Save the date as the entire cast returns for escalating adventures in collaborative storytelling utilizing the Pathfinder Second Edition roleplaying game. You can also catch up on past episodes via Geek & Sundry’s YouTube channel Geek & Sundry YouTube channel (youtube.com/geekandsundry).

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Lastwall Knights, All Right!

Those familiar with the nation of Lastwall will know of the Knights of Ozem, stalwart crusaders who took up the legacy of the Shining Crusade. In honor of all who had sacrificed themselves to defeat the Whispering Tyrant and seal him within the prison of Gallowspire, the Knights of Ozem swore themselves to keep vigil for all eternity, ensuring Tar-Baphon never threatened Golarion again. The nation of Lastwall drew warriors of good to its shining white walls, each one proud of their support of a righteous cause.

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Hellknights on the Town

Last week, we took our first big look at the Firebrands, a brand new organization premiering in the Lost Omens Character Guide (releasing in just a few weeks!). While new organizations are fun, people familiar with the Age of Lost Omens will have lots of classics to look forward to as well. Pathfinder has had plenty of iconic figures throughout its history including our iconic characters like Seelah and Valeros, as well as the Gray Maidens that featured on the back of the original Core Rulebook. Among some of these more memorable figures are the Hellknights, the imposing paragons of law.

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Pathfinder Critical Hit Deck

Crits Ahoy!

With the new Pathfinder Critical Hit Deck, you can inject a dose of chaotic mayhem into the game, making critical hits feel like more than mere numerical increases to damage. Whenever a PC, or an equal or higher level foe, critically hits with a natural 20, draw a card and see what happens. Each critical hit effect has an evocative name to let you envision what just happened. Did you jab them in the calf, shatter their jaw, or pierce their heart? In addition, it lists a special effect. Unless it says otherwise, the attack still deals double damage, but attacks might instantly kill PCs or foes, control them for a round, send them to another plane, or all sorts of other devastating effects.

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New September Releases

Every month, Paizo publishes an abundance of roleplaying game riches. From epic Adventure Paths for both Pathfinder and Starfinder to generic accessories good for any game system, Paizo has just what your game table is waiting for! Here are the new products for September.

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Where There's Smoke, There's Firebrands!

While the Lost Omens World Guide can help answer things like “Where are you from?” and “Where are you going?,” I think that the Lost Omens Character Guide tries to help answer an even more critical question: “Who are you?” The Character Guide offers great information on ethnicities for our core ancestries and even new ancestries to choose from! However, there’s more to your character than your ancestry. Almost as important as your ancestry is the people you know and with whom you associate. Are you a member of the local guard or thieves’ guild? Did you join up with your nation’s army? Are you part of a doomsday cult or a church of an obscure deity?

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Don’t miss the Knights of Everflame Season Finale!

Don’t miss the Knights of Everflame Season Finale! Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Left to right: Erika Fermina, Rachel Seeley, Aki, Jason Bulmahn, Gina DeVivo, and Jeremy Steven Walker The first season of Knights of Everflame comes to a close tonight on the Geek & Sundry Twitch channel! Join Game Master Jason Bulmahn and adventurers Gina DeVivo, Jeremy Steven Walker, Aki, Erika Fermina, and Rachel Seeley as they continue their adventures in Lastwall.Watch on Twitch tonight: 4-7 p.m. Pacific...
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Knights of Everflame Will Return For Season Two!

Paizo and Geek & Sundry will produce a second season of the successful Knights of Everflame for Pathfinder Second Edition later this year! Once again, Game Master Jason Bulmahn will lead an amazing cast of adventurers into the heart of darkness on Geek & Sundry on Twitch (twitch.tv/geekandsundry). The Season 1 finale airs on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. Pacific, and you can catch up on past episodes on the Geek & Sundry YouTube channel (youtube.com/geekandsundry).

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Pathfinder Second Edition Demo Adventure Available for Download Today!

It has been just over a month since we welcomed you to Pathfinder Second Edition and the positive response has been amazing! We’ve heard from many of you that you’d like to see a short adventure as well, so today we present to you Torment and Legacy: A Pathfinder Second Edition Demo Adventure to make it even easier to experience the evolution of Pathfinder!

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You're A Lizard, Harry

Those of you who have been following the Oblivion Oath campaign on Paizo’s Twitch channel are likely already familiar with Zel, the lizardfolk adventurer who has been caught up in strange and frankly creepy events beyond his control. Jason Bulmahn stressed that lizardfolk—or iruxi, as they call themselves—would not be a player ancestry in the Pathfinder 2E Core Rulebook, but us developers have known for a while that they’d be quickly following along on the Core Rulebook’s coattails. In fact, Zel has been using the final lizardfolk ancestry rules for a while, and with the upcoming release of the Lost Omens Character Guide, you’ll soon be able to do the same!

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Love 'Em Or Leaf 'Em

When we first started brainstorming the three new ancestries we intended to put into the Lost Omens Character Guide, leshies weren’t even on the list. We knew we didn’t want to overlap with the ancestries that are going to show up in the recently announced Advanced Player’s Guide, but that still left us with far too many contenders for the mere three ancestry slots we had available. Options included simple and popular choices such as the grippli, ambitious but potentially rules-contentious ideas such as centaurs, and even the relatively obscure mortics that appeared in Tyrant’s Grasp. As we debated, Mark Seifter came in with a message from himself and the rest of the Design Team: “What about leshies?”

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We Should Travel By Map!

It’s here! The Lost Omens World Guide is finally available on store shelves everywhere and via PDF on paizo.com. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to check out the Tales of Lost Omens to get a taste of the upcoming changes to the Inner Sea region and some amazing fiction by our wonderful authors. While those blogs were great in their own right, they were sorely lacking a little something: new rules! So, join me as I take another quick tour through the ten metaregions of the Inner Sea region and we’ll take a peek at some fun rules content.

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Bestiary 2 Coming in April

More than 350 new monsters are coming to your campaign in April with the release of the Pathfinder Bestiary 2...but you don’t have to wait that long to see the amazing cover illustration by artist Wayne Reynolds!

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All We Are Saying Is Give Peace a Chance

Nearly 20 years after the Goblinblood Wars devastated the nation of Isger, an army of hobgoblins marched toward conquest once more. Led by the formidable commander General Azaersi—who had lost everything in the Goblinblood Wars, as so many others had—the so-called Ironfang Invasion swept across the lands of Nirmathas and northern Molthune with what seemed like an unstoppable momentum. Yet the residents of Nirmathas managed to unite in their hour of need, rallied by a group of militia commanders that proved a match for the Ironfang Legion’s legendary general. In a move that surprised nearly everyone, the heroes of Nirmathas chose to show mercy to the merciless, sparing the general and suing for peace. Azaersi agreed and pulled her armies back to her mysterious base of operations, the Vault of the Onyx Citadel, before officially founding the nation of Oprak in the mountains.

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Get Ready for 3-Action Game Night!

Pathfinder Second Edition promises to be easier to learn, faster to play, and to offer the deep character customization that we all love. Let’s prove it! Join us at OfficialPaizo on Twitch for "3-Action Game Night" this Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific. We'll make four new characters, design fresh encounters, and play them - all in one session!

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Such a Lovely Place, Such a Lovely Face

One of the strengths of the games set in the Age of Lost Omens is the diversity of setting. From classic staples like dragonslaying and piracy to outlandish adventures fighting robot scorpions in a rugged wasteland, no matter what genre of game you want to play, you can likely find a spot on Golarion to suit your interest. With that diversity of setting comes a diversity of people. Every nation has its own vibrant cultures, traditions, and ethnicities—not just among humanity, but among all of the ancestries found within the Inner Sea region. In Golarion, the home of the shattered clans of the Five Kings Mountains, the tunnel-dwelling Kulnett of Geb, the dragon-worshiping Mwangi tribes of the Mbe'ke and the Taralu, and the completely subterranean grondaksen, there's no such thing as playing "just" a dwarf.

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Pathfinder Second Edition Conversion Guide

We know many of you are eager to convert your current games over to the new rules, so we’ve created the Pathfinder Second Edition Conversion Guide to help guide your way. Here, you’ll find tips, tricks and a mountain of advice on how to convert your game as easily as possible. It includes conversion notes for characters, spells, magic items, and monsters!

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Gen Con 2019 Highlights

Paizo's Social Media Producer, Payton, had an exciting first Gen Con! Getting the chance to meet so many of you and share the love of gaming was an absolute blast.

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Pathfinder Second Edition Launches NOW!

Today is the day! Pathfinder Second Edition is officially here, on store shelves, at online retailers, and soon on game tables all across the world. It’s been more than three years since we first started work in earnest on the new edition, and after all that time—and with the assistance of tens of thousands of playtesters—Pathfinder Second Edition is ready for action!

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Dwarven Forge Fall of Plaguestone Set

We’ve partnered with our friends at Dwarven Forge to create a special terrain set for the Fall of Plaguestone adventure! The terrain is focused around four key encounters in the adventure and is available for preorder today at Dwarvenforge.com. Here’s what you’ll see when the set ships in Q1 2020.

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Pathfinder Society Pregen Debut!

Pregenerated characters. Those iconic heroes who often serve as the first introduction for people to play Pathfinder. They’re here. Or at least, the first batch of them. The level 1 versions of Amiri, Ezren, Fumbus, Harsk, Kyra, Lem, Lini, Merisiel, Sajan, Seoni, and Valeros, along with the level 5 versions of Amiri, Ezren, Fumbus, Kyra, Merisiel, and Valeros.

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The Shining Kingdoms

The Shining Kingdoms Tuesday, July 30, 2019 This is it, Pathfinders—the conclusion of our world-spanning journey through the Age of Lost Omens! It’s only fitting, then, that we end in a region full of tried and true fantasy tropes, lands of elves, dwarves, knights in shining armor, and … guillotines? Illustration by Roman Roland KuteynikovEr, we’ll get back to those tall knives in a bit. Let’s start with those elves though, shall we? Kyonin, on the southeastern corner of Lake Encarthan in...
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Knights of Everflame Premieres Tonight!

Don’t miss the Pathfinder Second Edition Knights of Everflame premiere today at 4 p.m. Pacific! Game Master Jason Bulmahn leads an amazing cast of adventurers into the heart of darkness every Tuesday from 4-7 p. Pacific.

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Age of Ashes Player’s Guide

The Age of Ashes Player’s Guide gives players everything they need to create characters for their adventures through Hellknight Hill and beyond. Within this spoiler-free guide, you’ll find:

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First Adventures

Over the past few months we’ve spent a great deal of time talking about Pathfinder Second Edition, focusing primarily on the Core Rulebook and Bestiary. While these two hefty tomes are absolutely essential for your table, there is one critical thing that they lack: adventure! After all, what is a roleplaying game without a fun, exciting story to experience?

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Knights of Everflame Begins July 30

Paizo has teamed up with our friends at Geek and Sundry to produce an 8-episode series for Pathfinder Second Edition!

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Pathfinder Second Edition Character Sheets

Many of you are probably already dreaming up characters for Pathfinder Second Edition, writing them down in journals, carving them in ancient stones, or maybe even incanting them to the darkest corners of the Abyss. Others might be waiting on the official character sheets to begin their journey. Fortunately, that wait is over. You can grab both the full-color and printer-friendly version of the character sheet today!

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Pathfinder Society's Gen Con 2019 Scenarios

It’s nearly August 1st, and that means we’re about a week away from launching the Second Edition of Pathfinder in all its glory. What better way to do that than with some great adventures? Today we’re previewing not only the final scenario for the First Edition campaign, but also the wealth of new Second Edition content kicking off the Year of the Open Road!

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The Saga Lands

Strap in, Pathfinders, because we're entering the home-stretch of our grand tour around the Age of Lost Omens, as presented in next month's Lost Omens World Guide hardcover sourcebook. We've spent a lot of time over the last few weeks on the continent of Garund, but now we're headed back to where it all began way back in 2007 with the Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path—the northern stretch of Avistan now known as the Saga Lands!

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Mastering Pathfinder

This week, we’re going to take a look at the tools the new edition provides the GM to tell awesome stories full of interesting foes and hazards as well as plenty of opportunity to shine the spotlight on the PCs and show off how incredible the PCs are!

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Pathfinder Society Preview: Scrolls, Spells, and Swords

We're only a few short weeks away from Gen Con, the release of Pathfinder's Second Edition opening books, and the launch of the new Pathfinder Society campaign! Phew! In the coming weeks we'll be previewing scenarios, pregenerated characters, the Guide, but today we're going to talk about one of the final character creation elements. Character creation works in basically the same way as is described in the soon-to-be-released Pathfinder Core Rulebook: choose your ancestry, select a background, pick your class, and you're well on your way. These are the A(ncestry), B(ackground), C(lass)s of character design, and my colleagues Mark Seifter and Linda Zayas-Palmer will be on Know Direction at 9 pm EST/6 pm PST tonight to go through the character creation process.

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Old Cheliax

In the history of Golarion, no empire has reached the heights of influence nor seen that influence ripped away by revolutionaries and anarchists than Cheliax—at least if modern accounts of Chelish history are to be believed. But in today’s Cheliax, ruled by Her Infernal Majestrix, Queen Abrogail II of the Thrice-Damned House of Thrune, the truth is malleable and is often altered to support the reigning regime rather than objective fact. From the outside, Cheliax appears as a failing state, whose territories have slipped through its fingers in the wake of decades of tyrannical rule by devil-worshipping nobles more concerned with their own power than the plight of their people, an empire in decline despite its own claims to the contrary.

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Adventure Marches On

You've created your character. You've tasted that first bite of toil and heroics, earned your first thousand Experience Points, and come back to town a hero. Is it time to hang up the sword, sidle into the local tavern, and get free drinks for years in return for spinning yarns of your youthful adventuring day?

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Countdown to Pathfinder Second Edition

Hello! Allow me to introduce myself. I am Payton Smith, Paizo's new Social Media Producer. While I’ve only been here a few weeks, I’ve been working closely with the creative team to harness the excitement of Pathfinder Second Edition. The drive and passion I've seen to create a version of Pathfinder that is easier to learn, faster to play, and yet endlessly customizable is inspiring. It is now my privilege to share their enthusiasm with all of you on the official Paizo Twitch channel!

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Pathfinder Society Preview: Redeeming Playtest Points

Shortly after the first whispers of a new edition of Pathfinder first started circulating, we knew that organized play would play a major role in playtesting. While our team's quite experienced at designing adventures, we swiftly realized there was one thing we stood no chance at creating in 2018: fair rewards for a game whose final form could change dramatically and unpredictably based on playtest results (to say nothing of our wanting tons of Chronicle sheet feedback, so we couldn't even create long-term character records).

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The Mwangi Expanse

Since we first revealed the map of the Age of Lost Omens campaign setting, with its ten meta-regions and updated names for existing locations, fans have been asking for more information about the Mwangi Expanse. Well today I'm happy to be able to grant that wish, with a brief overview of how the setting's iconic jungle has evolved between editions!

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The Play's the Thing

Last week, we built a character together, so now let's talk about how the game plays!

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The Impossible Lands

When we were first dividing the nations of the Inner Sea region into the ten meta-regions that comprise the Age of Lost Omens campaign setting, one of the first ones we floated as a proof of concept was the Impossible Lands—the nations of Geb, Nex, and Jalmeray, and the magic blasted wilderness of the Mana Wastes. This is the "high magic" part of the core setting, where centuries of warfare between archmages shaped the land and imbued the local culture with magic unlike anywhere else on Golarion.

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Experience Builds Character

Making a character in Pathfinder Second Edition is a process that most experienced gamers will find familiar, but wherever possible, we made changes to make the process more intuitive while still giving you a mountain of choices and flexibility. It all starts with imagining the character you want to play. Maybe you want to be a ferocious dwarven warrior who takes on the aspects of an animal in the heat of battle. Maybe you want to play a wise-cracking elven con artist who grew up on the streets, but now plays at being a member of high society. Or maybe you just want to make a mysterious wizard that loves to blow things up. Pathfinder gives you all the tools to make these characters and countless more! Even if you don't have a complete concept in mind, the steps of character creation in Pathfinder are there to help you make the big decisions and focus in on a character that you are excited to play.