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Call to Volunteer: Gen Con Indy 2023

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

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Call to Volunteer: PaizoCon Online 2023

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

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January 2023 Organized Play Monthly Update

Well would you look at that number at the top, it’s already 2023! Don’t forget to date your checks correctly, I know I’m forever scribbling out the previous year for the first month or so.

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Gen Con 2023: Call for Leadership Volunteers

Greetings, players! I’m pleased to let you know that the wheels have already begun to spin up for 2023’s convention season.

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Quests are Back!

I’m excited to announce that we’ve decided to bring back a bit of a blast from the past: Pathfinder Quests!

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December 2022 Organized Play Monthly Update

Happy Kuthona, players! Whether you celebrate Winter Week, First Choices, Crystalhue, Renewal or any other holiday, this time of year is one to gather with friends and family (safely) and enjoy the holidays. I hope you’re all looking forward to your favorite holiday traditions!

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Giving Thanks in 2022

Greetings, Pathfinders and Starfinders! Today is Thanksgiving here in the United States. This year, I’m thankful for so much. We were able to return to physical conventions this year, and we pulled off a successful PaizoCon and Gen Con in-person in addition to their online counterparts. I got to travel to several local conventions and spend time with even more of you at your home events, and our Paizo family continues to grow with new hires.

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Event Highlight: Toys of Boundless Wonder

Greetings, Pathfinders and Starfinders! In the spirit of the holiday season, I want to take a moment to highlight a charity event in our community. I think it’s a wonderful cause, and it’s one you can get involved with at your local game store!

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November 2022 Organized Play Monthly Update

This month I was lucky enough to attend two local conventions! CinCityCon in Cincinnati, OH and Scarefest in Asheville, NC both welcomed me with open arms. One of the best parts of my job is getting to see the effect our programs have on the community, and these two weekends were a great opportunity for that. I got to see community members rejoin games that hadn’t been seen since before the pandemic, and even run some games for players who had never played before.

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Paizo PDF Pricing Changes

For many years, Paizo has largely set PDF pricing as a percent of the full print MSRP. While this process worked well early on, the rise of digital goods and expressions has matured, and the exceptions made for certain categories to be priced higher or lower has somewhat scrambled the logic used to build those systems.

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October 2022 Organized Play Monthly Update

Happy October! It’s fall, and the winds of change are blowing. When this blog is posted, I’ll be on a plane to Cincinnati for CinCityCon, and then in just a couple of weeks I’ll be headed to Asheville for Scarefest. I can’t wait to see you all! Getting to visit conventions is one of the best parts of my job; it really helps remind me why what I’m doing is important. If you’re in the area of either of these conventions, come on out and join us!

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Starfinder Adventure Path #47: Nightmare Scenario (Drift Crashers 2 of 3)

Available Now: Almanac, Armory, & Aspis!

This month’s new releases include abundant new lore, new adventures of varying lengths, new rules sprinkled throughout, established content that has been repackaged in more convenient or collectable formats, and a new set of Flip-Tiles can be used for a wide variety of tabletop RPGs!

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August/September 2022 Organized Play Monthly Update

Welcome to a joint update for August and September! After Gen Con I simply did not have the energy to write an update for August, and now it’s almost September, so we’ve combined them into one mega-update.

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Now Announcing: PaizoCon South Pacific 2022!

G’day, players! Paizo and the Organized Play Foundation volunteers are pleased to announce PaizoCon South Pacific 2022!

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Available Now: Archives, Rallies, Feasts, and Flowers!

So many fantastic Paizo products are coming out this month, including Pathfinder’s biggest rulebook of the year, the first Pathfinder Lost Omens Special Edition, two Free RPG Day adventures, two Flip-Mats, an intergalactic race across land and sea, a bounty to save a nigh-extinct species, a handy pocket edition, numerous Society releases, and the start of a new Pathfinder Adventure Path that’s perfect for less than good-hearted adventurers!

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July 2022 Organized Play Update

Here are this month’s digital releases, available July 27, 2022:

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Now Available: Spells, Smoke, Storms, and so many Aliens.

Here we are at the crossroads, that magical in-between place with PaizoCon over and Gen Con ahead. The cycle of Starfinder and Pathfinder Adventure Paths and Organized Play seasons are renewing themselves and must-have accessories abound. Explore what is new from Paizo this month!

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Put a Pathfinder Society pin on it!

Hey adventurers, it’s Mark from Campaign Coins here again. We’ve loved watching the Pathfinder Society expand and evolve with Pathfinder Second Edition with all-new factions and adventure seasons. I especially love reading through the splendid Lost Omens Pathfinder Society Guide, which brilliantly showcases how the society is as much a part of the world of Golarion as it is in our real world of Organized Play in stores and conventions. Mad respect to all venture captains and heroic society members who run and play games.

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Seasons of Pathfinder Society

Late last year, in my new role as the creative lead for Pathfinder Society Organized Play, I sat down to plan the plots and themes for Year 4. One of my first experiences on the Organized Play team back in January 2021 was to sit in on the pitch meeting for Pathfinder Society Year 3: Year of Shattered Sanctuaries. It was thrilling to see what Thursty had planned for the year, and I couldn’t wait to see how it turned out.

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June 2022 Organized Play Monthly Update

I’m gonna drop a hot take at the top of this blog: I think PaizoCon was a success this year! Everybody who’d been there before couldn’t help but comment on how different it felt, but as someone with no base of reference, I had a great time. We ran over 100 Organized Play games in the ballroom, including our first hybrid special. I got to hang out with some of my awesome coworkers and meet some fantastic community members, and I spent way too much money in our store!

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PaizoCon 2022 - Organized Play And VIP Events

Hello friends! With PaizoCon 2022 just a few short weeks away, we wanted to highlight our newest releases premiere at the show, as well as some of our author and VIP events. Let’s dive in!

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May 2022 Organized Play Monthly Update

We are just under a month until PaizoCon! That’s not an incredibly stressful thought at all! I’m looking forward to seeing the community at PaizoCon in Seattle, as well as at PaizoCon Online. We’ll be premiering a brand new season of Starfinder Society, our first levels 9-12 Pathfinder Society adventure, and a new Starfinder interactive special. We’ll also be announcing the title and theme of Pathfinder Society Year 4 during our Organized Play panel. I hope you’re ready for all the new content!

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Pathfinder Book of the Dead

Now Available: Tombs, Saloons, Hope and Heroes!

Today we are excited to release 10 new Pathfinder and Starfinder products into your hands. From the innovative Pathfinder Book of the Dead, with its combination of new player options, items, lore, foes, and even an adventure, to the Pathfinder-meets-steampunk of Punks in a Powder Keg, you’ll be able to take deeply customizable characters into stories you and your friends will never forget.

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April 2022 Organized Play Monthly Update

It’s no secret that the past two years have been hard on the program. One w¬ay we’ve seen this most clearly is in convention support. Prior to the pandemic, we would send out support to hundreds of events worldwide; obviously, mass gatherings have been in short supply since then. Last year was our smallest year since we started keeping records in 2016.

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Organized Play Preview: 2022 Interactive Events

Today we’re going to pull back the curtain on our two upcoming multi-table interactive events for the 2022 Paizo Organized Play season. If you’re not familiar, Pathfinder and Starfinder Organized Play release yearly multi-table events that can be played with as few as three tables and well over 150+ tables at the world’s largest events. These are intended to be epic adventures where players can work alongside others to accomplish monumental feats and battle great evils. In the past, these events have often been tied to key story points for Organized Play. Last year, we explored the unique events of a Pathfinder and Starfinder crossover. This year, we’re keeping away from the ongoing metaplots of our Organized Play years and making our multi-table interactive events a bit more standalone, so they can be enjoyed by anyone at any time.

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Gen Con Indy 2022: Call for Volunteers & Important Dates

Well, here we are again! It’s always such a pleasure. We’re pleased to announce that volunteer signups are now open for Gen Con Indy 2022! Please note these signups are only for the physical event in Indianapolis. Once Gen Con provides us with more information about their timeline for Gen Con Online, we’ll be in touch with volunteer information.

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March 2022 Organized Play Monthly Update

Last week we announced PaizoCon 2022, a four-day online event with a simultaneous three-day physical event. I can’t wait to see you all online and in Seattle for this year’s convention! We’ve got lots of exciting new products to announce via our online streams, as well as tons of Organized Play games during the weekend. For more information, check out last week’s blog.

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For My Best Customer

There you are, dearie. How’s my favorite customer in the world? Come sit here beneath the comfortable shade between the stalls of the Grand Bazaar. The sunlight is much too withering and revealing. Right here on this bench, sit, sit. Now, isn’t that better?

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PaizoCon 2022: Call for Volunteers and Important Dates

As we announced earlier today, PaizoCon 2022 is happening online and in-person from May 27-30, 2022! We can’t wait to see you all again as we kick off our convention season and the Year of Redemption’s Rise for Starfinder Society. Of course, a convention doesn’t happen without volunteers, so if you’re interested in volunteering, read on! If you’re not, you should still read on, because there are some important dates listed below.

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Now Available: Pathfinder Adventure Path #176: Lost Mammoth Valley, Starfinder Alien Archive Battle Cards, and more!

From the new Starfinder Alien Archive 1 & 2 Battle Cards to the second volume of the Quest for the Frozen Flame Adventure Path, Lost Mammoth Valley, to Pathfinder One-Shot: Mark of the Mantis, here are new Starfinder and Pathfinder products to add to your favorite games at paizo.com and your local game store!

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February 2022 Organized Play Monthly Update

It’s that time of year again when the convention machine begins to grind to life! We’re working hard on plans for PaizoCon and Gen Con, and hope to have news to share with you very soon, stay tuned. We’re also seeing event support requests start to roll in, which is always great! Lots of other things to talk about this month, so let’s dive right in!

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Now Available: Starfinder Galactic Magic, Quest for the Frozen Flame, and more!

From the new Starfinder Galactic Magic hardcover to the first volume of the Quest for the Frozen Flame Adventure Path, Broken Tusk Moon, to the first Starfinder Bounty, here are some innovative and exciting new Starfinder and Pathfinder products to enhance your favorite games at paizo.com and your local game store!

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January 2022 Organized Play Monthly Update

I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions. That’s not because I’m perfect—far from it!—but because inevitably I will forget about them in a couple of weeks without someone to hold me accountable. However, it occurred to me that this space is an excellent place to set out some goals for this year, which I hope you’ll all help me complete. So here are some of my New Year’s resolutions for Organized Play in 2022:

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Year in Review: Organized Play in 2021

Greetings, players! As we close out 2021, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite things: numbers and data! Let’s review some of the accomplishments and events of 2021, shall we?

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Happy Holidays 2021 from Organized Play!

Greetings, friends, and happy holidays! Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, First Choices, Winterbloom, Festivus, or Christmas—whether your holidays are done for the year or just beginning—we hope you’re spending the close of the year surrounded by your chosen family, friends, and loved ones. Here at Organized Play, we’re hunkered down for the year. Linda has dug herself free of the sanctioning slush pile and dashed off into the woods; Mike is trying to put his gingerbread house back together after something shadowy smashed it to bits; Jessica has finally decrypted her holiday card list; and Thurston… well. Who knows what nonsense Thurston is cooking up these days. I myself will be spending the holidays curled up with my husband and a good book as I desperately try to complete my resolution of cutting down the pile of books on my bedside table.

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Pathfinder Lost Omens: Monsters of Myth

December New Releases: A Metropolis and Mythic Monsters!

From awesome beasts and a quartet of taverns to a mega city, you’ll find three new Pathfinder products to explore at the Paizo Store and your favorite local game store—plus one exclusive soggy-jungle Pathfinder Bounty to download here on Paizo.com.

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Bounties in 2022 and Beyond

As 2021 draws to a close and we prepare to launch our 2022 programs, we're shaking up our popular Bounties line!

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Call for Organizing Committee Volunteers

Greetings, friends! It's that time of year again where we begin to assemble our organizing committees for our major conventions!

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December 2021 Organized Play Update

As we approach the end of the year, it's tradition to look back on the year that was. There are many words I could use to describe this year in Organized Play: turbulent, uncertain, hopeful...the list goes on. In some ways we have made progress from where we were last year: physical games are slowly starting up in some areas, we've got piles of new content for our players, and we've produced another full year of scenarios. By the same token, there are still many areas that haven't changed: conventions are mostly still online, and we're not sure what the future of large-scale shows will look like.

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Giving Thanks in 2021

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, so the Organized Play team wanted to take a moment to give thanks to our Paizo community. Without you all, the worlds of Pathfinder and Starfinder would be just stories we told ourselves. We’re grateful for all your support and wish you well as this year comes to a close. We also want to thank the Organized Play community organizers for supporting our programs in these turbulent times. Without the venture-officers, we would lack structure, and without GMs, we would lack games. To all of you who spend time planning schedules and completing tasks behind the scenes, a huge shout out of thanks!

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November 2021 Organized Play Update

By the time you read this, I will have returned from my first physical convention as a Paizo employee! I’ll be flying to Minneapolis with Tonya to attend SkålCon and I’m very excited about it. I’m writing this blog before the trip, so I don’t have any stories to tell, but ask future Alex (which, again, will be present Alex once you read this) about it!

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October 2021 Organized Play Update

While obviously a lot has happened in the past few weeks, I wanted to give you all a recap of Gen Con Online, our last major convention of the year.

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September 2021 Sanctioning Status Update

Hello, Pathfinders and Starfinders! I wanted to take a moment here to discuss our current sanctioning status for both programs. We’ve had a lot of stuff roll out recently, and a lot more to come, so I wanted to get it all in one place.

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September Scenario Previews

Hiya, Starfinders! I have something special for you this month. A while back, I was discussing real-world current events that caused shipping delays with some friends, and someone jokingly commented that it would make a great Starfinder Society scenario. I couldn’t get the thought out of my head, and as I let the idea percolate, it kept getting weirder and weirder. How weird is it? Well, let’s just say the Society might solve a shipping crisis in more than one way.

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Behind the Scenes: Building an Organized Play Year

The concept of the beginning of a year is a bit of a strange one for those of us on the Organized Play team. The turning of a year on the calendar is far less prominent in our workflow than the beginning of a new season of Organized Play adventures.

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Gen Con Online 2021 Preview

Today marks one week until Gen Con Online! Nothing about that sentence is stressful at all, nope. Let’s take a look at some of our upcoming events!

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September 2021 Organized Play Update

Those of you with high Perception modifiers will notice that this section has a new title. As of Monday, I have been promoted to Paizo’s Organized Play Coordinator! This is a very exciting change that Tonya and I have been working toward for a while. I am now responsible for most of the day-to-day operations of the program, as well as the long-term planning for Organized Play. It’s a lot of responsibility, but I’m very excited by the prospect!

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Tonight on Paizo LIVE: Magic, Tech, or Junk?

Join us for episode 5 of Paizo LIVE from 4 to 6 p.m. Pacific tonight. Paizo LIVE is our near-monthly, 2-hour live Twitch show featuring the Paizo staff and guests talking about all things Pathfinder and Starfinder. You can watch past episodes on YouTube.

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Organized Play Update: Increased Rewards for Sanctioned Content

As we recently announced, we will be producing fewer Pathfinder and Starfinder Society Scenarios in 2022, and we’ll be using sanctioned content such as the Digital One Shots to help fill some of the gaps in the schedule. To help ease this change and fix some long-outstanding issues, we’ve also updated the rewards for some of our older sanctioned content to match our plans moving forward. The changes are detailed below; in particular, we hope you all enjoy the boost in spending money and Reputation!

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On the Next Paizo LIVE: Magic, Tech, or Junk?

Paizo LIVE is our almost-monthly, 2-hour live Twitch show featuring the Paizo staff and occasional guests talking about all things Pathfinder and Starfinder. Join us for episode 5 of Paizo LIVE from 4 to 6 p.m. Pacific next Friday, August 13. Catch past episodes on YouTube.

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August 2021 Organized Play Update

The news last week about reduced scenario production is, of course, disappointing. We’re saddened that we won’t be bringing as much new Pathfinder and Starfinder Society content to your tables, but we hope you will take this opportunity to try out some of our other sanctioned content for both programs. I myself am starting to plan for a Strength of Thousands run with some of our local players, and I’m very excited for it!

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Expanding on the Expanse

Since the launch of Pathfinder Second Edition, we’ve released a number of adventures set in the Mwangi Expanse. The upcoming Strength of Thousands Adventure Path might be one of the most anticipated, but we've also explored the Expanse in Age of Ashes, the standalone adventure The Slithering, and multiple Pathfinder Society scenarios. Such a vast and beautiful locale invariably invites exploration beyond what has already been presented, however, and there's no better resource for that than Pathfinder Lost Omens The Mwangi Expanse!

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Convention Update & Call to Vol!!!

PAX Online is happening July 15–18, 2021 and we’re bringing Paizo Organized Play events to the convention. During the day, we are focused on demos and bounties to engage new players to try out a session. After the show floor closes, we’ve got full scenario blocks planned, focusing on low-level scenarios and scenarios with included pregens.

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Pathfinder Society Intro Scenarios

Last week we announced the Year of Shattered Sanctuaries, and this week we’re taking a closer look at the three scenarios releasing when the new season launches. Those of you who have had the opportunity to play our new intro scenarios for Starfinder Society, which debuted at PaizoCon Online in May, already have some idea of what’s coming! We’re taking the same approach for this upcoming series of Pathfinder Society intro scenarios. Let’s take a closer look at each of these adventures, as well as an exciting new friend your characters get to meet!

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Pathfinder Society: Year 3 Announcement

With the Pathfinder Society’s attention focused on distant lands as of late, new threats have arisen closer to home. The Grand Lodge is suddenly overwhelmed with desperate calls for aid from lodges across the Inner Sea—and from the Society’s allies within the city of Absalom itself! Are these unrelated events, or a unified effort to undermine the Pathfinder Society? Whatever their origin, one thing is certain: if left unchecked, these threats may topple some of the Society’s greatest lodges and alliances!

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June 2021 Organized Play Update

I thought about writing “no musings, head empty, only PaizoCon” in this space but Tonya told me I couldn’t I decided against it. Instead, I’m going to take this space to give a shout-out to some people who went above and beyond in making PaizoCon Online happen this year. Please note that I’m writing this two days before the convention due to deadlines, so if I forgot someone, I can still blame Convention Brain.

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PaizoCon Europe Online 2021: Tickets, GM Signups and More

Bonjour and Güten Tag, players and GMs! We know you’re all getting ready for PaizoCon Online this weekend, but we wanted to share some more information about an upcoming show, PaizoCon Europe Online!

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Great Moments in Games: Community Edition

With PaizoCon coming up, the OP team is hard at work to get everything ready! We’ve got seven different scenarios premiering, including our new PACS Interactive, so we wanted to take this week’s blog to just kick back, relax, and do something we haven’t done in a while.

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Things to Do at PaizoCon Online 2021

PaizoCon is nearly here! On the Organized Play front, we’ll have nearly 1000 tables of Pathfinder Society, Starfinder Society and the Pathfinder Adventure Card Society! In addition to a host of old favorites for all our active programs, we’ve got some exciting new releases that can be played for the first time at PaizoCon Online 2021. Players can sign up for all our tables over on the PaizoCon Warhorn.

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May 2021 Organized Play Update

When Paizo hired me, there were a lot of hazards that I expected to come with the job. Traveling a lot? Hasn’t been an issue yet, but I’m prepared for that. Spending more on dice? That’s alright, I don’t have to buy rulebooks anymore, surely that’ll be an even trade (it’s not, but don’t tell my budget). Increased stress from dealing with the public? I worked retail, I’ll be alright. The thing I didn’t anticipate, however, was that my job would become impossible to describe to people.

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Join Us for Jasper’s Game Week and Raise Funds for Suicide Prevention and Awareness

Jasper’s Game Week, running from April 30th-May 11th 2021, is a TTRPG streaming event with both streams to watch and games to play run by Jasper’s Game Day (JGD). With our partners Paizo and MiniTerrainDomain and sponsors Ardent Roleplay/Meeples and Dragons, Hearthsinger Games, Penny for a Tale, Lark Adventures, and the Paizo Organized Play Convention, we are raising money for suicide prevention and awareness.

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Bestiary 3 and Early April Releases

March’s new releases rolled to April 7 but are worth the wait; they include Bestiary 3 with over 300 creatures, an unwelcome turn of events in Crash and Burn, and a relic left behind by one of the Outer Gods in Eyes of Empty Death!

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April 2021 Organized Play Update

Tonya’s busy getting ready for her vacation, so I’ve taken over her musings for the month! Do not be alarmed. Last week, Linda and I did an interview with Know Direction, talking about the future of Organized Play and conventions this year. It was a really great time and I definitely encourage you all to watch or listen to it, but there were a few big announcements I wanted to republish here to make sure everyone sees them:

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March 2021 Organized Play Update

I really believe we are caught in a time loop. I am absolutely certain I wrote my February musings last week. The past month’s flurry of activity involved much planning - we are just a week away from revealing information regarding Starfinder Society Year 4, and we’ve mapped a solid plan for Pathfinder Society Year 3. PaizoCon planning is moving forward, which means convention season is well under way, and we’ve got a few upcoming announcements on that front. In addition, we’re talking to our pals at Know Direction about appearing on their show. Plus a few more still undisclosed projects that we hope to share shortly!

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February Sanctioning Update - Lost Omens: Ancestry Guide and Bestiary 1.

Do you want to play a character infused with the power of other planes and the magic of genies? What about a shapeshifter: an enigmatic kitsune, or even the beastkin descendant of werecreatures? Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to play a tiny fairy riding around on a corgi? Now you can, with the release of Pathfinder Lost Omens: Ancestry Guide! We’ve just released a flurry of new ancestry boons purchasable by Pathfinder Society Achievement Points, allowing you to unlock access to every new ancestry from this book. You can find your current Achievement point balance and these boons on your My Organized Play page.

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Organized Play Guest Blog: Introducing New Players to Society

One of the biggest strengths of the organized play programs is the community it fosters. As with all hobbies, that community grows when we provide open and welcoming spaces and clear directions for getting involved. This week, we turned the keyboard over to the Organized Play Foundation’s Onboarding Task Force team and asked them to share an update on their project: welcoming new players to organized play.

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Organized Play: February 2021 Monthly Update

Wow, the month flew by. Activity the last few weeks focused on getting January scenarios out of the door, working on future scenarios, planning for our new seasons, and ramping up for convention season. We’re putting some finishing touches on our plans and will share them with everyone in a few weeks.

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Pathfinder Society: Digitization Update

Greetings, Pathfinders! As we come to the end of January, we wanted to provide an update on the status of our digitization efforts. There’s some exciting news below, in addition to some general information, so read on!

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OP Team Updates: Welcome Mike Kimmel

Today, I’m excited to publicly welcome the newest member of the Organized Play team, Mike Kimmel. Mike’s been one of Organized Play’s most dependable freelancers for years now, and the whole Organized Play team is glad to have him on board. He’s already hard at work on polishing Pathfinder Society Scenario #2-13: A Gilded Test, and you’ll be seeing plenty of his work in the Pathfinder Society line in the future. Take it away, Mike!

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Organized Play Monthly Update

But I would walk 500 miles and I would walk 500 more…

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Pathfinder Society Playtest Rules: Gunslinger and Inventor

Welcome to 2021! How about a playtest to start off with a bang? After not participating in the Pathfinder Secrets of Magic playtest and reading the feedback from our players and GMs, we put our heads together to come up with a way to engage our Organized Play community that worked within the Pathfinder Society framework. We settled on a model based on the Starfinder Society method that will allow our community to participate in the Pathfinder Guns & Gears playtest (see the announcement here). This framework works within established Society guidelines, doesn’t leave credit on unusable characters, and encourages players to get involved. We believe this method is flexible enough to use for future playtests and will add a section to the Guides to Organized Play to provide guidance to players and GMs.

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Organized Play Review of 2020

As we close 2020, on this last night of the year, each of us took a moment to reflect back on what 2020 brought for us.

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Pathfinder Bounties Offer Ease and Adaptability

“An older halfling woman in bright clothes quickly approaches, a large golden wolfhound at her side. She places herself before the heroes with a glint in her eye and grins.

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Happy Holidays from the Organized Play Team

We decked the halls, lit the candles, hung the holly, and partook of so many sugarplums! But before we settle in for our long winter’s nap, the team wished to take a moment and say happy holidays to our extended family of gamers. We appreciate you being part of our family and wish you health and happiness this holiday season.

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Organized Play Scenario Prices

Beginning January 4, 2021, prices for all Pathfinder Society (second edition) and Starfinder Society scenarios, as well as the Pathfinder Bounties, will increase due to rising production costs. High-level scenarios (level range 7-10 and higher) received an additional increase due to the extra time and attention needed from authors/developers related to added complexity of play at higher levels. To help our community with budgeting costs, we plan to produce no more than one high-level scenario per month across both Pathfinder and Starfinder Society lines.

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Organized Play Staff Update

The end of 2020 sees a bit of reorganization going on right now in the editorial department, with some new opportunities and challenges for our staff. This allows for exciting changes for our team, which officially went into place last week.

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Organized Play Monthly Update

In many ways, I’m relieved to see the home stretch of 2020 and that the new year lies just beyond the horizon. With Covid, murder hornets, wildfires, protests, elections, and beloved icons passing, this year packed more into it than I’d expect in a decade. I felt the lack of conventions the most. You, our community, mean the world to me and it physically hurt not to get to meet up with you and get to chat about gaming, organized play, and maybe even our favorite television shows (though I have a great store of talking points now!). As vaccine availability allows us to reopen, I urge everyone to not rush back into games spaces, but to do so responsibility in an effort to keep our communities safe! We will be back together again soon, but only by being careful can we all be together again.

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Giving Thanks to Our Community

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, and several other countries celebrated their day of giving thanks over the past months. While celebrations look very different for all of us this year, we wanted to take a moment to give thanks to our Paizo community. Without you all, the worlds of Pathfinder and Starfinder would be just stories we told ourselves. We’re grateful for all your support, and wish you well as this year comes to a close. We also want to thank the Organized Play community organizers for supporting our programs in the face of tremendous adversity. Without the venture-officers, we would lack structure and without GMs, games. To all of you who spend time planning schedules and completing tasks behind the scenes, a huge shout out of thanks!

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Black Friday Sale - Save 25% on Paizo Digital Products!

Looking to fill out your Pathfinder Adventure Path collection or add some new tools to your VTT gaming, Paizo has you covered. Come and celebrate Black Friday at paizo.com with 25% off your favorite digital products! It runs now until midnight Pacific time on Monday, November 30, save 25% on all Paizo digital products. The sale is not valid on products from licensed or compatible publishers, subscriptions, or e-tickets.

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Heroes, Scoundrels, and Prison Breakers: RPG Treasures for November 2020

This month starts a new chapter with the launch of the Pathfinder Beginner Box and we are excited to share it with you! In fact it will require a blog of its own so for now let me share the details of the newest Pathfinder and Starfinder RPG loot coming your way in November!

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November Update - Conventions, Sanctioning, Stars, Novas and More!

We’ve kinda slowed down a bit on the convention front, with PAX Online being our last big show of 2020, but that doesn’t mean the program slowed down. On the editorial side of the team, we have earlier than last Wed of the month release dates for Nov and Dec scenarios to avoid releasing items on American Thanksgiving or Christmas/Kwanzaa. We also hope to have space to allow our team to take some time off over the holidays.

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Sanctioning Update: Adventure Paths

In our monthly announcement, we stated our intention to sanction more content this month. Mid-month, we released our sanctioning for Lost Omens Pathfinder Society Guide. Today we’ve got more exciting sanctioning news for our community!

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Meet The Authors!

With the Lost Omens Pathfinder Society Guide now out, 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 latest Lost Omens book, 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 promote, so that new fans of their work could find other projects, RPG products, websites, livestreams, and more to enjoy!