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20190523-Preview

Iconic Encounter: Fire in the Hold

Pathfinder fans haven't had as much time to get to know the iconic goblin alchemist, Fumbus, as they have our other iconic characters, but that doesn't mean he isn't up to the same shenanigans as the rest of the crew. He might be new to the mix, but he's far from free of high-stakes adventure. We had initially not planned on doing an Iconic Encounter for Fumbus, as he didn't have an Iconic Evolution video to accompany his story, but after the rest of the series was so well received by the community, we decided to complete the set with a piece for all twelve iconics, not just those carrying over from first edition. While this is the last Iconic Encounter for now, we've loved putting them together, and the door's always open for more of them in the future. In the meantime, enjoy this piece of flash fiction from James L. Sutter showing the sorts of stories you can tell with Pathfinder Second Edition, available August 1!

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20190516-Preview

Iconic Encounter: Hold My Beer

It seems like forever ago that we first introduced the iconic characters who have since come to embody the amazing adventures that make Pathfinder the beloved game it has become. First among them, was the iconic fighter, Valeros, who made his debut just over 12 years ago, on May 7, 2007. Since then, he's gotten a more thorough Meet the Iconics introduction, and featured in three Pathfinder Legends adventure path adaptations and nearly 50 issues of Pathfinder comics, making him one of the most omnipresent iconic characters around. That doesn't mean his story's over, however, as we've got another exciting tale featuring his antics below. Enjoy the following piece of short fiction from James L. Sutter in the next entry into our series of Iconic Encounters—brief vignettes of the iconic characters showcasing the myriad stories you can tell with Pathfinder Second Edition.

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Tags: Fighters Iconic Encounters Iconics Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Valeros

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20190208-Preview

Pathfinder Society Second Edition Preview: Horizon Hunters & Radiant Oath

From the early Shadow War for Absalom to the introduction of factions in Season 3 to the transition to non-national factions in Season 6 to the removal of faction missions to Faction Journal Cards and Season 9's many storylines, we've seen factions grow and change so much over the years. And that's with good reason—factions are one of the unique elements that distinguish the Pathfinder Society campaign from the core rules, and they're consistently a big part of what inspires and shapes character concepts. There was no doubt in our mind that Pathfinder Society's second edition campaign would include factions, too.

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Pathfinder Society Second Edition Preview: Chronicle Sheets, Rarity, and More!

The inexorable approach of Pathfinder Society's second edition campaign means the team's relentlessly discussing, finalizing, and formalizing ever more campaign details, much as we shared in April with earned benefits. This month we're not only presenting four more preview topics, but there's also another blog happening later today to introduce the first of two new factions. Let's get to it!

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20190514-Preview

Iconic Evolution: Valeros

We did it! We've made it through all 11 updated iconics who will appear in the Pathfinder Core Rulebook in August! There's a twelfth iconic, of course, who didn't get a video because he hasn't evolved from a previous iteration, but never fear—Fumbus doesn't mind sharing the spotlight with his friends, especially not Valeros, who the goblin alchemist is particularly fond of for his ability to drink so much! Sure, it's ale and not pickle brine or strange alchemical concoctions, but Fumbus appreciates anyone with an appetite (or thirst) that rivals his own. Valeros is one of the iconics who changed the most between editions, switching out his second sword for a shield. Check out this short video of a conversation between artist Wayne Reynolds and Paizo's Publisher and Chief Creative Officer, Erik Mona, for a glimpse into the mind of Pathfinder's most iconic visual artist and the first official look at the new version of Valeros, the iconic fighter!

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Tags: Fighters Iconic Evolutions Iconics Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Valeros Wayne Reynolds

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20190510-Preview2

Iconic Encounter: Whispers in the Blood

Some spellcasters study tirelessly to master the arcane arts, such as the wizard Ezren, whose understanding of various treatises on magic was at the heart of his Iconic Encounter a few months ago. Others, however, like the iconic sorcerer, Seoni, gain their magical abilities from their blood, whether that's a hint of an extraplanar power or simply legendary ancestors from ages long past. Enjoy the following piece of short fiction from James L. Sutter in the next entry into our series of Iconic Encounters—brief vignettes of the iconic characters showcasing the myriad stories you can tell with Pathfinder Second Edition.

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Tags: Iconic Encounters Iconics Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Seoni Sorcerers

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20190509-Preview

Iconic Evolution: Seoni

We had some exciting news that dominated this space on Tuesday, and that meant that we had to push our next entry in the Iconic Evolution series back. Luckily, this week's featured iconic is incredibly accommodating. It's that patience and performance under pressure that makes her the de facto leader of the iconic heroes in the Pathfinder comics, after all! In this weekly video series, artist Wayne Reynolds takes Paizo's publisher and chief creative officer, Erik Mona, through his creative process in updating Pathfinder's iconic characters for the game's Second Edition, coming out this August. Check out this short video of their conversation for a glimpse into the mind of Pathfinder's most iconic visual artist and the first official look at the new version of Seoni, the iconic sorcerer!

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Tags: Iconic Evolutions Iconics Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Seoni Sorcerers Wayne Reynolds

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20190501-Preview

Iconic Encounter: One Last Miracle

It takes dedication and resolve to stay true to one's principles, even when doing so is difficult or disadvantageous. No Pathfinder class more exemplifies this truth than the champion, whose sacrifices for her beliefs bring her incredible power, and no character better embodies the spirit of a champion than Seelah, the iconic paladin. Enjoy the following piece of short fiction from James L. Sutter in the next entry into our series of Iconic Encounters—brief vignettes of the iconic characters showcasing the myriad stories you can tell with Pathfinder Second Edition.

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Tags: Iconic Encounters Iconics Paladins Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Seelah

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20190430-Preview

Iconic Evolution: Seelah

It's Tuesday, and that means another Iconic Evolution. This week's entry is a stalwart bastion of goodness, righteousness, and sacrifice, the stoic paladin. In this weekly video series, artist Wayne Reynolds takes Paizo's publisher and chief creative officer, Erik Mona, through his creative process in updating Pathfinder's iconic characters for the game's Second Edition, coming out this August. Check out this short video of their conversation for a glimpse into the mind of Pathfinder's most iconic visual artist and the first official look at the new version of Seelah, the iconic champion!

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Tags: Iconic Evolutions Iconics Paladins Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Seelah Wayne Reynolds

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20190425-Preview

Iconic Encounter: Test of the Hidden Peaks

We're hard at work training for the release of Pathfinder Second Edition, a task that requires precision of mind, feats of endurance, and the patience of a coiled viper. The task would be next to impossible if we didn't have such an inspiring example in Sajan, the iconic monk, who strives every day to perfect himself and those around him. Enjoy the following piece of short fiction from James L. Sutter in the next entry into our series of Iconic Encounters—brief vignettes of the iconic characters showcasing the myriad stories you can tell with Pathfinder Second Edition.

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Tags: Iconic Encounters Iconics Monks Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Sajan

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Pathfinder Society Second Edition Preview: Earned Benefits

When we announced Pathfinder Second Edition, the organized play team began gathering feedback from our player base and volunteer organizers as to what they liked about Pathfinder Society and what they would like carried over to Second Edition campaign. We continued this outreach in person and across a variety of digital platforms and the end of 2018 saw several rounds of blog posts collated from forum threads and surveys associated with the blog topics.

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20190423-Preview

Iconic Evolution: Sajan

As we strive for physical, mental, and spiritual perfection, we take a rest from our training to study this week's Iconic Evolution entry. In this weekly video series, artist Wayne Reynolds takes Paizo's publisher and chief creative officer, Erik Mona, through his creative process in updating Pathfinder's iconic characters for the game's Second Edition, coming out this August. Check out this short video of their conversation for a glimpse into the mind of Pathfinder's most iconic visual artist and the first official look at the new version of Sajan, the iconic monk!

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Tags: Iconic Evolutions Iconics Monks Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Sajan Wayne Reynolds

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20190401-Preview

Oblivion Oath, Nidal, and Year of a Thousand Bites!

Catch up with our past week of streaming from the Paizo studio! To follow along with us LIVE, subscribe on Twitch @officialpaizo where we share Pathfinder and Starfinder behind-the-scenes and lore and host weekly campaigns from our own office and our partners.

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Tags: Oblivion Oath Organized Play Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Starfinder Starfinder Society

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20190418-Preview

Iconic Encounter: Party Crasher

I had to search extra carefully to locate this week's Iconic Encounter, thanks in no small part to the unmatched stealth of Merisiel, the iconic rogue! Enjoy the following piece of short fiction from James L. Sutter in the next entry into our series of Iconic Encounters—brief vignettes of the iconic characters showcasing the myriad stories you can tell with Pathfinder Second Edition.

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Tags: Iconic Encounters Iconics Merisiel Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Rogues

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20190416-Preview

Iconic Evolution: Merisiel

STAB! That's a rogue for you, am I right? Sneaking up on unsuspecting victims and picking their pockets or poking holes in them is what they do. Just be glad today's special sneak attack was just a new Iconic Evolution video! In this weekly video series, artist Wayne Reynolds takes Paizo's publisher and chief creative officer, Erik Mona, through his creative process in updating Pathfinder's iconic characters for the game's Second Edition, coming out this August. Check out this short video of their conversation for a glimpse into the mind of Pathfinder's most iconic visual artist and the first official look at the new version of Merisiel, the iconic elf rogue!

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Tags: Iconic Evolutions Iconics Merisiel Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Rogues Wayne Reynolds

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20190401-Preview

New on YouTube: The First Episode of Oblivion Oath and More!

What's new on our YouTube channel this week? Our live-play of Pathfinder Second Edition kicked off with episode 1! Learn about demons and elves on Golarion! Find out what didn't make it into the Starfinder Beginner Box! Plus a sit down with Crystal Frasier, author of Soldiers of Brass.

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Tags: New on YouTube Oblivion Oath Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Starfinder

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20190411-Preview

Iconic Encounter: The Green Within

We're now over a month into our Iconic Encounters web series, so it's only natural that we'd get to Lini, the iconic gnome druid, sooner rather than later. This week's piece of flash fiction from James L. Sutter finds the intrepid adventurer alone in the Darklands with only her faithful companion, Droogami, to aid her in battling a sinister, fleshwarped foe.

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Iconic Evolution: Lini

We’re at the halfway through our Iconic Evolutions series, so it’s fitting that we’re looking at one of the half-sized iconics this week. In this weekly video series, artist Wayne Reynolds takes Paizo's publisher and chief creative officer, Erik Mona, through his creative process in updating Pathfinder’s iconic characters for the game’s Second Edition, coming out this August. Check out this short video of their conversation for a glimpse into the mind of Pathfinder's most iconic visual artist and the first official look at the new version of Lini, the iconic gnome druid!

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Tags: Druids Iconic Evolutions Iconics Lini Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Wayne Reynolds

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20190404-Preview

Iconic Encounter: Tough Crowd

An adventuring party is like a rock band, each member bringing his or her own unique sound to the collective whole. A champion or fighter may stand in front, her wailing axe cutting a line through the crowd. A cleric or wizard might hide off to the side, out of the spotlight, but filling the room with atmospheric effects, a veritable wall of sound. A witty rogue may dart about the stage with precise choreography, delivering pointed accents to her allies' riffs. But it's the bard that ties the entire ensemble together, the drummer who keeps everyone on the beat, making each of his bandmates' parts shine. Lem, the iconic bard, is Pathfinder's Ringo, and his friends certainly get by with a little of his help!

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20190402-Preview

Iconic Evolution: Lem

No Iconic Evolution this week, folks! Nah, that's just some April foolin' a day late. No class is better at playing the fool or pointing out others' foolishness than the bard, so you'd better tune your flutes and put on your dancing shoes (halflings excluded, of course). In this weekly video series, artist Wayne Reynolds takes Paizo's publisher and chief creative officer, Erik Mona, through his creative process in updating Pathfinder's iconic characters for the game's Second Edition, coming out this August. Check out this short video of their conversation for a glimpse into the mind of Pathfinder's most iconic visual artist and the first official look at the new version of Lem, the iconic halfling bard!

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Tags: Bards Iconic Evolutions Iconics Lem Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Wayne Reynolds

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20190401-Preview

The Oblivion Oath Begins!

Four unlikely heroes set sail from the port of Vellumis aboard the Sleepy Sea Cat, a slow-moving barge sailing the waters of Lake Encarthan. Packed with travelers and cargo, Captain Heliana Ironeye assures everyone of a smooth journey north to Ustalav before turning south and making for the elven port of Greengold, but tensions aboard remain high. Terrifying rumors out of the west, combined with fires throughout the city have set folk on edge, and the barge contains more than a few eager to put Lastwall behind them. In the case of our heroes, that could not be more true...

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20190327-Preview

Iconic Encounter: To the Last Breath

Glory to the Dawnflower! Today, Sarenrae answered the prayers of fans of Kyra, the iconic cleric! Enjoy the following piece of short fiction from James L. Sutter in the next entry into our series of Iconic Encounters—brief vignettes of the iconic characters showcasing the myriad stories you can tell with Pathfinder Second Edition.

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Tags: Clerics Iconic Encounters Iconics Kyra Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition

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20190326-Preview

Iconic Evolution: Kyra

It's Tuesday, and that means it's time for our weekly Iconic Evolution! In this weekly video series, artist Wayne Reynolds takes Paizo's publisher and chief creative officer, Erik Mona, through his creative process in updating Pathfinder's iconic characters for the game's Second Edition, coming out this August. Check out this short video of their conversation for a glimpse into the mind of Pathfinder's most iconic visual artist and the first official look at the new version of Kyra, the iconic cleric!

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Tags: Clerics Iconic Evolutions Kyra Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Wayne Reynolds

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20190321-Preview

Iconic Encounter: One by One

Pathfinder fans have been tracking Harsk, the iconic ranger, for years now, but he's finally revealed himself and he's armed for bear! Enjoy the following piece of short fiction from James L. Sutter in the next entry into our series of Iconic Encounters—brief vignettes of the iconic characters showcasing the myriad stories you can tell with Pathfinder Second Edition.

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Tags: Harsk Iconic Encounters Iconics Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition

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20190319-Preview

Iconic Evolution: Harsk

They say repeating something three times makes it a habit, so I guess we've established a steady routine for Iconic Evolutions! In this weekly video series, artist Wayne Reynolds takes Paizo's publisher and chief creative officer, Erik Mona, through his creative process in updating Pathfinder's iconic characters for the game's Second Edition, coming out this August. Check out this short video of their conversation for a glimpse into the mind of Pathfinder's most iconic visual artist and the first official look at the new version of Harsk, the iconic dwarf ranger!

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Tags: Harsk Iconic Evolutions Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Rangers Wayne Reynolds

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20190314-Preview

Iconic Encounter: Puzzle Box

Pathfinder scholars are already familiar with Ezren, the iconic wizard, but even old dogs occasionally show off new tricks! Enjoy the following piece of short fiction from James L. Sutter in the next entry into our series of Iconic Encounters—brief vignettes of the iconic characters showcasing the myriad stories you can tell with Pathfinder Second Edition.

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Tags: Ezren Iconic Encounters Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Wizard

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20190312-Preview

Iconic Evolution: Ezren

Last week we launched Iconic Evolutions, a video series in which artist Wayne Reynolds takes Paizo's publisher and chief creative officer Erik Mona through his creative process in updating Pathfinder’s iconic characters for the game's Second Edition, coming out this August. Check out this short video of their conversation for a glimpse into the mind of Pathfinder's most iconic visual artist and the first official look at the new version of Ezren, the iconic wizard!

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Tags: Classes Ezren Iconic Evolutions Iconics Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Wayne Reynolds Wizards

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20190307-Preview

Iconic Encounter: Red Snow

You've already met Amiri, the iconic barbarian, but you've never seen her like this! Enjoy the following piece of short fiction from James L. Sutter in the first of our series of Iconic Encounters—brief vignettes of the iconic characters showcasing the myriad stories you can tell with Pathfinder Second Edition.

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20190306-Preview

Iconic Evolution: Amiri

It's been 12 years since famed artist Wayne Reynolds designed the core iconic characters we've all come to know and love. When we knew a second edition was on the horizon, we asked him to update them for the new era of Pathfinder. Last summer, Paizo's publisher and chief creative officer Erik Mona met with Wayne at Paizo's Gen Con booth to discuss his creative process. Check out this short video of their conversation for a glimpse into the mind of Pathfinder's most iconic visual artist and the first official look at the iconic barbarian, Amiri!

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Tags: Amiri Barbarians Classes Iconic Evolutions Iconics Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Wayne Reynolds

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