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Organized Play Programs Reveal Year Information

Each day during PaizoCon Online, we’re taking a look at upcoming products, revealing new art and details, and diving deep into the day’s focus with a livestreamed Marquee Event panel and Q&A session. Today’s Marquee Event panel focused on Paizo’s exciting Organized Play programs. This blog is a recap of some of the reveals covered in that session. Don’t forget to check out the PaizoCon Online Stream Schedule to stay on top of the latest Paizo news in real time!

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Starfinder at PaizoCon Online

Each day during PaizoCon Online, we’re taking a look at upcoming products, revealing new art and details, and diving deep into the day’s focus with a livestreamed Marquee Event panel and Q&A session. Today’s Marquee Event panel focused on the upcoming Starfinder Starship Operations Manual and other future Starfinder releases. This blog is a recap of some of the reveals covered in that session. Don’t forget to check out the PaizoCon Online Stream Schedule to stay on top of the latest Paizo news in real time!

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Stream Overlays for Pathfinder 2E & Starfinder

With groups coming together online to make their own tabletop RPG livestream shows for both Pathfinder and Starfinder, I wanted to share the overlays that we use in our streams so those without access to artists can take their live streams to the next level. So please enjoy these free Starfinder & Pathfinder stream overlay assets (while also following Paizo’s Community Use Policy).

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May 2020 Starfinder Society Releases

First Seeker Luwazi Elsebo examined the datapad with a jubilant smile.

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PaizoCon Online Twitch Events

While you’re catching your breath from the hundreds of Paizo Organized Play games and other scheduled events available at PaizoCon Online, make sure to visit our Twitch channel for seminars and actual-play games from the Paizo staff and our licensed partners.

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PaizoCon Online Special Events and Player Instructions

Greetings all!
The finalized schedule includes over 1150 Paizo Organized Play (POP) games, as well as author-run events, non-organized play games, panels on both Discord and Twitch, and a full slate of Twitch-streamed games. For the full schedule, check out the PaizoCon Online Warhorn page. Reminder, all times are listed in PDT.

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Don’t Trust Your Surroundings

The timing of this blog series was delayed a bit, but we last looked into volume one in Don’t Trust Your Senses. Now let’s catch up and explore volume two!

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New Dice Sets from Q Workshop!

Q WORKSHOP has unveiled official Adventure Path dice sets designed and manufactured for the Pathfinder Extinction Curse, Starfinder Attack of the Swarm! and Starfinder The Threefold Conspiracy under a license with Paizo. Each is a complete set of seven polyhedral dice (d4, d6, d8, d10, d100, d12, d20) made from durable plastic and designed with precision engravings.

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April 2020 New Releases

From ancient dungeons and chases, to dinosaurs, squads, and pawns, Paizo’s April 2020 new releases offer an abundance of riches for you and your friends to embark on heroic escapades!

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PaizoCon Online Will Be Scheduled For May 26-31

Get ready to stay safe at home as you play awesome Pathfinder and Starfinder games with friends around the world!

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News About Starfinder Society's Year of Exploration's Edge

Hello everyone! The Organized Play team has been hard at work on the summer round of scenarios, including the launch of Starfinder Society’s third year: the previously announced Year of Exploration’s Edge. At this time, we still plan on launching the new year at virtual Origins, an online convention scheduled for June 19-21, 2020, with the release of our first few Starfinder scenarios, though we won’t be releasing the interactive special #3-00: The Last Bite at that time. More information will be available shortly, we are just waiting on confirmation of details from the Origins team.

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April 2020 Starfinder Society Releases

Celita reviewed the scrolling information displayed on the terminal in front of her. She had come to appreciate intaking data through terminals, rather than directly through optical implants, ever since her decision to retake her original name. As she reviewed the final decoded information, Celita could not help but shift her eyes to the vesk pacing around the small office chamber: Radaszam of the Acquisitives.

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Starfinder On Alexa: Reforged!

If you’ve been following the ground-breaking arrival of Starfinder on Amazon Alexa, I have some exciting news—earlier this month, a meatier, shinier version of “Scoundrels in the Spike”, my adventure adapted for Alexa’s voice game—was released to the entire world!

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Tales From The Drift: No Heroes Here

In the holovids, they make stowing away look practically romantic.

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Characters of Near Space: Daytenna Flass

Starfinder Near Space releases this month, and to show off some of the new character options available in the book, we present Daytenna Flass, an NPC witchwarper that you can use in your Starfinder campaigns. Among her many abilities, Daytenna utilizes an alternate damai racial trait, the mediator archetype, a new damai-themed witchwarper paradigm shift, and some new witchwarper spells, all from Near Space. While NPCs don’t normally use themes, we’ve given Daytenna the bureaucrat theme to give you a sneak peek at one of the new themes from the book as well. In addition, we offer a brief look at Daytenna’s home world, the colossi-infested Daimalko, which is fully detailed in Near Space.

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Starfinder goes X.T.R.E.M.!

Gooood evening stargirls, starboys, and every beautiful person in between! Are you tired of the same ol’ holovid stars clogging up your infosphere? Bored of loops with squoxes wearing hats and proogs playing keytars? Well, you’ve come to the right place! XenoTrouble Enterprises is proud to present the weirdest, wildest wrestling shows in all of the Pact Worlds, and on April 8, we’ll broadcast your main event!

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April Update Blog

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

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Foolish Monsters, In April

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

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Humble Conquer COVID-19 Bundle

Help fight the COVID-19 and rescue lives worldwide.

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Characters of Near Space: Sheevak Smoke-Eater

Starfinder Near Space releases this month, and to show off some of the new character options available in the book, we present Sheevak Smoke-Eater, an NPC antagonist and rival that you can use in your Starfinder campaigns. Among his many abilities, Sheevak utilizes an alternate vesk racial trait and the battle leader archetype, in addition to a new weapon in the form of the doshakari, all from Near Space. While NPCs don’t normally use themes, we’ve given Sheevak the stormrunner theme to give you a sneak peek at one of the new themes from the book as well. In addition, we offer a brief look at Sheevak’s current base of operations, the gas giant Ulthel, which is fully detailed in Near Space.

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Guest Blog: Online Region Resources part 2

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

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Paizo Spring Social - Save 25%!

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

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Guest Blog: Online Region Resources part 1

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

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Worlds of Possibility

Journey to Near Space, the galactic region that contains the Pact Worlds, the Veskarium, and countless other systems and worlds. This hardcover rulebook expands the Starfinder campaign setting with details on dozens of planets and cultures found in Near Space, each perfect as a locale for science-fantasy adventure! Inside this book you’ll find:

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Tales From The Drift: Deadly Exercises

It’s barely light—just after dawn—and my heart is pounding, hammering in time with the pahtra war drum’s rhythm. The visceral stomp of heavily armored boots and the jagged crackle of automatic rifle fire roil around us all. The vesk move awkwardly, still clumsy and off-balance in gravity that’s far weaker than what they’re used to. They carry their laser weapons with pride, firing sleek lines of light through the trees, and I find myself baring my teeth in a disdainful snarl. The magnetic storms of Vesk-6 make laser weapons risky even at the best of times, but the azimuth laser rifle is the standard-issue armament for the Veskarium army, and so the vesk carry them. My hands tighten on my own rifle, adrenaline surging as the war drum urges us forward. I take to the shadows behind a trio of ancient trees, waiting for the right moment to leap into the fray.

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March 2020 Organized Play Scenario Releases

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

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Iconic Encounter: Something's Rotten

Zemir stepped around a fetid pool of… something… and tried to breathe shallowly. Intellectually he knew that either his mask was working or it wasn’t, and either way the worst he’d suffer was a strong sense of nausea if he did get a whiff of unfiltered air. But the horrid smell that penetrated the mask’s filters still made him want to avoid taking deep lungfuls of the stuff. Which made it difficult to keep up with Obozaya, as his vesk companion strode unfettered through the densely-packed market.

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Don’t Trust Your Senses

When the security officer of the starship Chimera goes missing, the heroes are asked to investigate. Murder, misdirection, and misapprehension abound. But is this whole whodunit only part of a much larger conspiracy?

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Tales From The Drift: Colossi

Rock rained near New Valor.

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Welcome To The Veskarium!

The galaxy of the Starfinder RPG expands with this month’s release of Starfinder Near Space, which details dozens of planets and civilizations in this region of the galaxy and includes new starships and a wide selection of character option as well.

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Finally, Answered Questions!

The Starfinder Roleplaying Game takes place in a galaxy that is vast and full of surprises, so it’s no wonder that our rulebooks occasionally contain surprises of their own—some of which might include unclear meaning, the occasional typo, or the like. At Paizo, we strive to provide clear and concise rules content to help you play an exciting and engaging game, and part of that is clarifying when things go awry.

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Tales From The Drift: Thoughts in the Dark

It never failed to amaze Devi, coming out of Drift. The sensation, visual and mental, of time and space returning to their normal flow, of planets, stars, and the black expanding to their normal size. The tiny feeling of relief that he’d made it through.

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Seeing the Unseen

The Threefold Conspiracy Adventure Path has begun and I have uncovered additional resources for Starfinder mystery and conspiracy adventures!

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A Brave New World

A month ago, we presented an array of cards from the Deck of Many Worlds and asked you to fuse those prompts together into a world of your own creation! We got some terrifically creative descriptions of weird and wonderful planets and their inhabitants, but Gyrwynt’s particular handiwork received the most favorites. So, as promised, here is a writeup of their Neidr Nine, ready to be inserted into any Starfinder campaign!

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February 2020 Starfinder Society Releases

We’ve got a pair of great scenarios to preview for February, from a mysterious disease that overwhelms a colony in the Vast to a check-in on a fan-favorite species. With those in mind, this month offers great adventures to experience!

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The Threefold Conspiracy: Gray Matter

A bearded man clad in blue armor raced through the side corridors of Absalom Station, his gold-trimmed capelet flapping behind him. His eyes wild, he threw glances over his shoulder as he careened around corners and nearly toppled precariously stacked piles of empty crates and garbage. He came to a skidding halt in front of an unmarked door to a nondescript structure and quickly tapped an eight-digit code in the nearby keypad, muttering, “Hurry, hurry” to himself. The multiple locks disengaged with a series of electronic clicks and the man threw open the door with a sharp exhalation. The light beyond spilled into the alleyway.

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Starfinder Society: Twitch Stream Recap and Year 3 Announcements

For those of you that missed the Starfinder Society takeover of our Twitch stream yesterday, we packed it full of interesting information. For today’s blog, we recap some of the stream and then provide a bit deeper dive into Year 3.

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Motive, Means, and Opportunity

Navigating Starfinder Mystery Campaigns

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Tales From The Drift: Radio Silence

“So I had three planets in my hand, and this crankshaft plays one to the field! I couldn’t have signaled it stronger, so I threw my cards down and drew my—"

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Giggles In The Muck: An Encounter For Your Alien Archive 3 Pawns!

Giggles In The Muck: An Encounter For Your Alien Archive 3 Pawns! Tuesday, February 11, 2020 The Starfinder Alien Archive 3 Pawn Collection is about to invade game stores near you, and we here at Paizo would love to tell you all about the wild aliens that will soon be available to use as full-color pawns on your tactical battle maps.Wait, what am I thinking? Telling is fine, but it’s way more fun to show you what these pawns can do! ... The encounter below is intended for 1st-level...
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Starfinder Society Sanctioning Update

Just over a month after the holiday season and there’s more gifts to unwrap! Today, the organized play team is proud to unveil the latest round of sanctioned content for Starfinder Society.

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January 2020 Starfinder Society Releases

New year, new stories! January brings us further into the ongoing Year of a Thousand Bites with a standalone (and pretty spooky) Tier 1-4 scenario and a Tier 5-8 scenario that takes us back to a planet we haven’t visited since early in Starfinder Society’s inaugural year. Let’s take a peek at what’s in store...

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Your World To Create!

Two weeks ago, we shared some of the different world concepts members of the Paizo staff came up with for the same array of cards from the Deck of Many Worlds. Now it’s your turn! Using the rules reference cards from the deck (a free download available here) design your concept for the world shown below and propose it in the comments. The submissions that are marked as a favorite the most times will be included in the running to have an official writeup by a member of the Starfinder team in a forthcoming blog entry into the Codex of Worlds!

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A World of Many Worlds

The most exciting thing (to me) about the Deck of Many Worlds is that you can shuffle up and deal millions of different worlds to prompt multiple galaxies’ worth of ideas. But for this blog, I wanted to show off how even just one of those millions of possibilities can provide plenty of different ideas, all on its own!

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Tales from the Drift: Improvisations

The Tempering: a time of travel for any kasatha reaching maturity, when the young adult seeks out new experiences, and in doing so, discovers himself. Some accept exciting internships, and others join crews to travel beyond the stars—proud, noble, traditional stuff. It was lost within this wistful self-reflection that Tahja gradually regained consciousness following his accidental dive off a skybridge, his fall unceremoniously broken by a dumpster. In his dawning lucidity, he gazed about and wondered.

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Starfinder Society Year 3 Preview: A New First Seeker

As the year steadily gets closer to ending, the Organized Play Team has been hard at work preparing for next year’s content. While we’re still far away from announcing exactly everything that is on the horizon for Starfinder Year 3, the team wanted to take some time to discuss an important change coming up in the Starfinder setting. Specifically, the change in leadership of the Starfinder Society—a new First Seeker!

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“Alexa, Play Starfinder”

Starfinder is now available on Amazon Alexa!

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Season’s Greetings

The year 2019 will go down as one of the busiest and most satisfying for the Paizo goblins and skittermanders here at Paizo HQ. From the release of the Starfinder Beginner Box, to the update of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, to fighting cave raptors in the warehouse, and finally to the launch of Pathfinder Second Edition, it has been a great year!

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Tales from the Drift: Walls

The bite of the usqui, a blood-loving fly native to the rainforests of Naleobaseq, delivers a parasite that renders victims psychically mute and deaf. Its effects on telepathic races are quite profound. The resulting silence, a cold psionic exile from kith and kin, so shocks the infected that they’ve been found in fetal curls, talking to themselves to keep from feeling so utterly alone.
—Entomological Survey of the Vast, Vol. 131.7

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Fuel for your Solstice Storytelling

A draconic dilemma, a hostile hallucination, a gate to hold, a gate to break, a descent into the Darklands, and both monsters and horrors for your pockets --- these are our new wares to outfit your adventurous expeditions this month.

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Starfinder To Land On Amazon Alexa!

For months now, we at Paizo have been holding onto an incredible secret: Starfinder, the science-fantasy game that mixes dragons with robotics and magic missiles with high-tech hacking, is coming to Amazon Alexa!

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Archon Studio Ships Wave 2 Starfinder Minis

Archon Studios begins shipping the second wave of Starfinder miniatures on December 16, Wave 2 includes Ferani Nadaz (Downside Kings boss), Obozaya (Vesk Soldier), Anacite Laborer (robot), Ryphorian Skyfire Pilot, Skittermander, and Luwazi Elsebo (Starfinder Society). Check out the sculpts below.

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The Black Friday 2019 sale on paizo.com

The store at paizo.com is an online retail hobby destination for gamers that carries the latest products from top hobby game publishers. You can also find the newest releases, as well as accessories like dice and maps, miniatures, T-shirts, and goblin plush toys, to quickly replenish your adventuring supplies for the next dungeon run.

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Enhance Your Hero!

The Starfinder Character Operations Manual expands the universe of what is possible for characters of any class or race, providing new choices at every stage of character creation and advancement. Whether you are a veteran or new to the game, there's something there for you!

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System Of A Downtime

Feeling overwhelmed by the wealth of new Starfinder species and class options in the new Character Operations Manual? Well, take a break and spend some downtime with me, and I’ll introduce you to a new system introduced in this very same book.

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Classing Things Up With Starfinder's Newest Book

We’re mere days from getting ahold of Starfinder’s new Character Operations Manual, a book that’s overflowing with new character options. Although I didn’t get to work on this book directly, I got the benefit of flipping through all of its fancy new feats and class features with the exuberance of a fan—a pleasure I experience far less often as a developer.

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Character Operations Manual Preview: Race Options

Starfinder has over 100 playable species now, but one of the things we wanted to do in the Character Operations Manual was give a little love to the 13 species found in the Starfinder Core Rulebook (including legacy races). What does that mean? That means alternate ability score adjustments, alternate racial traits, and new feats, gear, and class options which—while perhaps pioneered by a given species—are actually available to everyone.

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Iconic Encounter: The Reality Next Door

“There's nothing we can do—all systems are jammed! Prepare for emergency landing!”

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Meet The Iconics: Zemir

The only son of miners on a remote planetoid called Pikora 317, tucked within the widest orbital ring of the gas giant Preluria in Near Space, Zemir spent his earliest days exposed to the harsh reality of life in a corporate labor colony. Determined to provide for their son, Zemir’s parents eked out their existence in the Freugan Salvage Company’s starmetal mines. The Solodans never went hungry, though the only delicacies young Zemir enjoyed were occasional tastes of citrus-chocolate pastries, sweet-milk custards, and savory meringues—gifts from the Freugan executives’ own ample stashes of treats imported from Absalom Station.

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Iconic Encounter: A Hail Of Bullets

“I thought you said the signal was coming from a ruin,” Velloro said into his comm unit, looking up at the huge, very intact fortification in front of him with a large, unruined door blocking the way forward. The captain’s response was garbled, no doubt thanks to the rocky, mountainous terrain between him and the Sunrise Maiden. “Ye… …is th… …thing there?”

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Meet The Iconics: Velloro

Velloro was adopted into a large ysoki family on the dusty planet of Akiton as an infant, never knowing another home—and never having much interest in finding one. His family were devout worshipers of Iomedae, goddess of justice and honorable battle, virtues the young lashunta gladly embraced. He spent his youth playing and scavenging among Akiton’s numerous wrecked starships with his many siblings. Time and again, Velloro proved a fierce protector of his family, whether extracting them from collapsed wreckage, fighting off rival scavengers, or otherwise putting himself between them and the many other dangers of their dying world.

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Iconic Encounter: The Scientific Method

She was in the temporary laboratory structure built for her by Iratha Incorporated deep in the swamps of Zulypsindo, a Near Space world known for its extensive marshlands and the site of the latest episode of “Dr. B’s Science Jubilee.” The windowless, prefabricated walls provided ample protection from nearly any environment outside, and the overhead lighting within dispelled the shadows, providing for a clean and efficient work space.

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No Guts, No Glory

Without warning, they arrived in our system, broke through our orbital defenses, and streamed out of the sky in untold numbers. They landed near the massive freshwater lake known as the Stone Sea, and our closest fighting force, the 5th Battalion attempted to hold them off. The 5th Battalion suffered great losses, possibly the largest number of deaths in a single military action in all of our history. However, the sacrifices of those brave souls allowed us to mobilize the rest of our troops for a defense of the entire planet.

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The Dawn of Flame AP Concludes in Assault on the Crucible!

When I was given the assignment to write Assault on the Crucible, the conclusion to the Dawn of Flame AP, I immediately knew it was going to be a challenge. Most of the adventure is a base invasion; some might even call it a “dungeon crawl in space.” But how was I to avoid the pitfalls that a dungeon crawl can bring?

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Iconic Encounter: Cathedrals of the Mind

“Okay, you’re in.” Even though she was holed up in the data center, hacking the locks remotely, tension made Raia whisper. “The tracker chip I planted says Averly is in there. We need to get to him before they do... whatever it is they do to people.”

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Alien Archive 3: Designer Diary

Alien Archive 3: Designer Diary Thursday, August 22, 2019 Hello! Joe Pasini here, Neutral Good outsider and Starfinder Lead Designer. As the lead developer for Alien Archive 3, I got to work with a ton of awesome authors to fill the book with weird critters, from friendly playable species to colossal threats to all sapient life. I asked a few of these folks to talk about their experience writing these creations—take it away, designers! Kate BakerAs Starfinder Society players are aware, I am...
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Alien Archive 3: Catch the Drift

Starfinder’s newest creature compendium comes packed with more than 100 stat blocks, including half a dozen new creatures native to the hyperspace plane of the Drift. But there are plenty of more worldly foes, too.

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Iconic Encounter: The Museum Job

Iseph crept through the empty museum, footsteps soundless on the tiled floor. All around the android, monsters loomed—alien creatures propped up in glass-walled display cases, their exhibits pumped full of inert gas to prevent the corpses' decay. In the dim emergency lighting, some of them almost looked alive. But of course that wasn't how places like this worked.

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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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Tags: Conventions Gen Con Gen Con 2019 Paizo Twitch Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Starfinder

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Starfinder Masterclass Miniatures Partnership

We have some really good news to share about the Starfinder Masterclass miniatures Kickstarter! Paizo is pleased to announce that Archon Studio will be taking over the license to produce Starfinder Masterclass miniatures, formerly produced by Ninja Division. As part of the agreement, Archon will fulfill backer rewards from the Starfinder Masterclass Kickstarter.

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No Peace in the Darkness!

Things are really getting hot for the heroes in the Dawn of Flame Adventure Path. I had the pleasure to write the fourth adventure, The Blind City, available now! The heroes have acquired an ancient tablet that hints of strange technology and even stranger magic deeper inside the sun. The unusual expert capable of deciphering it speaks of Outer Gods, strange cults, and a prison of darkness hidden within the sun’s blazing light.

Things are really getting hot for the heroes in the Dawn of Flame Adventure Path. I had the pleasure to write the fourth adventure, The Blind City, available now! The heroes have acquired an ancient tablet that hints of strange technology and even stranger magic deeper inside the sun. The unusual expert capable of deciphering it speaks of Outer Gods, strange cults, and a prison of darkness hidden within the sun’s blazing light.

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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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Out of the Bottle

By now, you might have noticed an interesting trend in the Alien Archives of the first few volumes of the Dawn of Flame Adventure Path. As is appropriate to the subject matter of these adventures, Fire Starters introduces efreet and ifrits to the Starfinder universe. In case you are unfamiliar, an efreeti is a genie from the Plane of Fire, while ifrits are native outsiders who can trace their heritage to such beings or other similar fiery entities. Really, no surprises for an Adventure Path that takes place on (and in) the sun!

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Designing the Starfinder Beginner Box

As excited as we were to construct the Starfinder Beginner Box as a fun, intuitive, and effective introduction to the Starfinder universe, we were also daunted by the challenges of trying to make a complete game that did justice to something we first presented in a 528-page rulebook. Even just the Tactical Rules chapter of the Starfinder Core Rulebook is more than 50 pages long, which would eat up more than a quarter of the pagecount we had in the Beginner Box rulebooks that also needed a solo adventure, introductory adventure, an introduction to numerous RPG concepts, advice, character classes, setting material, and so much more.

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Diving into Sun Divers

The third volume of the Dawn of Flame Adventure Path takes adventurers out of the proverbial frying pan and into the literal fire, as they venture to obtain a ship to journey into the unexplored depths of the sun itself.

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Starfinders Aren't Born, They're Made!

It's a monumental week here at Starfinder HQ! The Starfinder Beginner Box escaped into the wild yesterday, representing untold hours of Team Paizo's passionate work to bring an exciting and introductory Starfinder experience to players everywhere. No matter your level of experience in tabletop roleplaying games, the Beginner Box contains everything you need to enjoy the futuristic fun of Starfinder, either alone or with a group of friends.

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Starfinder Battles Announced for 2020!

Today we sent out this press release in partnership with WizKids. We're so excited about the opportunities this brings and while we don't have details now, like information on subscriptions, or which characters (aliens?) will make it into the first set, we want to be sure you hear about this new development for Starfinder.

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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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Incoming Transmission: Starfinder Beginner Box Lands Soon!

It's almost here! In less than a week, the Starfinder Beginner Box will roam the wilds of outer space—and retail stores across the globe—bringing a unique and introductory brand of Starfinder to players everywhere.

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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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Sun Spots

As the Dawn of Flame Adventure Path progresses, you might want to learn more about Starfinder lore related to ol’ Mataras, the Pact Worlds’ sun. Well, we’ve got you covered with video lore segment from our Starfinder Wednesday Twitch stream.

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Starfinder Society Year 2

For Pathfinder Society, we announce year themes and logos at the PaizoCon preview banquet. This works well for Gen Con releases, but not so well for events in June and July. In deciding to launch new year storylines at Origins, we needed to move up our time line for announcements. If you want join myself, lead developer John Compton, and developer Thurston Hillman at Origins for the premier of Starfinder Season Year 2, you can find the Origins catalog of events on the Origins website.

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A Very Merry Unboxing

The Beginner Box has everything you and up to 6 of your friends need to embark on an epic journey through space—no experience with Starfinder (or even roleplaying games) required. A few weeks ago on our Twitch stream, we unboxed this deceptive dense grab bag of goodies, from books and maps to player-aid cards (!) and more. No, really, a lot more! Check it out!

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Target that Battlecruiser!

Space is big. Really, really big. Even Starfinder's galaxy, one of trillions in the larger universe, is a vast expanse from a humanoid perspective, and the best way to traverse these almost incomprehensible distances is with a starship! Many starships are commercial workhorses, hauling cargo from one world to another; other ships ferry passengers between pockets of civilization in Near Space or the Vast; and some ships, bristling with armaments or packed with troops, are weapons of war.

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Fumble! The Dice Are Loose!

As rare and special as it is to roll a natural 20 in a Starfinder game session, the odds are just as good that you'll roll a natural 1. Especially when it happens to the villains, spectacular failure can just be fun, right?

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Walking on the Sun

Things are heating up in Starfinder adventures! The second volume of the Dawn of Flame Adventure Path, Soldiers of Brass by Crystal Frasier, releases this month, after an explosive start with James L. Sutter's Fire Starters.

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New News for Organized Play Participants!

Almost one month done with 2019 and the organized play team's chugging away at our to-do list. Meetings over the past few weeks yielded results such as Year 2 storylines for Starfinder Society, and factions/storylines for the next iteration of Pathfinder Society. We've spent a goodly amount of our meetings talking about player feedback we collated from a variety of places - forums, surveys, convention discussions, and Facebook. Community commentary allows us the opportunity to craft a program that appeals to our player base. To all those community members who share their opinions, thank you for helping us shape the program.

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Starfinder Class Playtest: Last Call!

The Starfinder Character Operations Manual Playtest is just about to wrap up—but if you haven't yet made a character with these playtest classes and given us your feedback, there’s still time!

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Starfinder Class Playtest: Two Weeks Left!

The year might be brand new, but the Starfinder Roleplaying Game's Character Operations Manual playtest is still rolling full steam as we work on providing you with the best new classes possible for this late 2019 release!

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Everybody Sing, Oh Yeah, It's a Critical Hit!

Critical hits are among the most dramatic, and most popular, moments in a Starfinder game session. A player scoring a critical hit is generally rewarded with cheers from fellow players, while an NPC scoring one often leads to groans and (hopefully good-hearted) booing. A critical hit can change the course of a battle, force new tactics to be adopted, and may also set a foe on fire, leave them insensate for a round, or even chop off a limb. Critical hits are rare, but memorable.

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Starfinder Playtest Launches!

The Starfinder Character Operations Manual Playtest begins now!

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From Dusk Till Dusk

The world of Verces is a tidally locked planet, one hemisphere always facing the sun as it makes its orbit. As such, half of the planet is baked by constant heat, while the other half is a frozen wasteland. However, a strip of habitable terrain circles the planet where the two sides meet, a temperate zone in a state of constant twilight. Most of Verces's sentient life evolved in this area, which eventually became known as the Ring of Nations, a unified coalition of countries.

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In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream

Do you want to hear a scary story? It all began on a cold, dreary winter's night. A thin mist covered the ground, and the streetlights did little to pierce the gloom. Most people were in their homes, huddling under blankets, sipping warm cocoa, and basking in the comforting glow of their television sets. Most sane people, that is. But one man shunned the comforts of the hearth to sit hunched over a laptop, typing furiously. The computer's sickly light emphasized his haggard appearance, making him look more like an animated corpse than a living person. He composed an unhinged manifesto of shadowy horrors, blood-curdling mutilations, and the seductive nature of evil. And when he was done, he slumped across the keyboard dead asleep, not caring about the nightmares that would most assuredly come.

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