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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.

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Paizo Advantage and Subscription Updates

It’s rare for Paizo to make changes to its subscription program, but with the release of Pathfinder Second Edition on the horizon, we’re taking this opportunity to make some improvements. Learn more inside!

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Pathfinder Society Factions Preview: Grand Archive and Vigilant Seal

In May, we introduced the concept of major and minor factions, as well as introduced the first of our new factions for the Second Edition campaign: the Horizon Hunters and Radiant Oath. Then at PaizoCon (and in a follow-up blog) we shared two more factions, including the Envoys’ Alliance and the Verdant Wheel. Today we introduce the last of our major factions!

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A First Look at Pathfinder Second Edition

The Second Edition of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game is set to launch on August 1st, and in anticipation, we thought it was time to take a look at the game and give you a sense of what you can expect from the new version of the rules! Starting with this blog and continuing every week until release, we are going to be looking at different aspects of the game, from a broad overview to some of the finer details of character generation and adventure design. Taken together, these blogs should give you a head-start on learning the game and bringing it to your table!

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Pathfinder Society Preview: Legacy Backgrounds

Very early on in developing the Second Edition campaign for Pathfinder Society, the team agreed that transferring large portions of the First Edition PCs' accomplishments would be disruptive. We wanted to present a level playing field for everyone, beginners and veterans alike. Instead, we looked for ways to provide fun and meaningful ways to recognize your accomplishments from the past 11 years as you're creating characters for the new campaign. We're doing so in a big way through backgrounds.

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Pathfinder Society Second Edition Preview: Envoys' Alliance & Verdant Wheel

Two weeks ago, we introduced the idea of major and minor factions, as well as unveiled our first two factions: the Horizon Hunters and Radiant Oath! There's a lot of great information in that blog about our approach to factions, choosing leaders, and more, so definitely check it out. On Saturday at PaizoCon we teased the next two factions, and today we're formally introducing them at last. Let's get to it!

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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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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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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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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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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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