RPG Superstar 2011: The Top 4!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Four amateur game designers have advanced to the final round of Paizo Publishing’s RPG Superstar 2011, the largest open-call tabletop roleplaying design contest in history. Professional gaming cartographers Robert Lazzaretti and Jared Blando joined celebrity judges Ryan Dancey, Sean K Reynolds, Mark Moreland, and Neil Spicer to critique a fully mapped complete Pathfinder RPG encounter.

The Top 4 finalists for RPG Superstar 2011 and their winning semifinal entries are:

Having designed new magic items, archetypes, villains, and encounters, the Top 4 will now be required to write a full adventure module proposal for an installment of Paizo’s award-winning Pathfinder Modules line of “one shot” adventure modules. Paizo’s Creative Director James Jacobs will join the celebrity judges to comment on the four submissions, and the 80,000+ users of paizo.com will vote on their favorites. The proposal with the highest number of votes will be published by Paizo as a 32-page Pathfinder Module in early 2012, while the other three will be contracted to write a Pathfinder Society Scenario for Paizo's world-wide organized play campaign. Previous RPG Superstar-winning modules include 2011's Cult of the Ebon Destroyers by Matt Goodall and 2010’s Realm of the Fellnight Queen, by Neil Spicer.

Contestants must submit their 3000-word Pathfinder Module proposal to Paizo by 2:00 PM Pacific time on Friday, March 11, 2010. On March 15, the entries and judge comments will be revealed to the general public, who will then get to discuss the entries and vote for their favorites. Voting ends on March 21, and the 2011 RPG Superstar and his winning Pathfinder Module proposal will be announced on March 23, with the winning module to be published in early 2012.

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Dedicated Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7

Congratulations everybody!!

Liberty's Edge RPG Superstar 2013 Top 32, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7 aka Draconas

Congo-rats, Top 4! Now lets see some really unique, kick-butt adventure proposals for low levels!

Dark Archive

What a great year!

Dark Archive Contributor , Marathon Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9 aka Boxhead

Congrats all!

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 4 aka Scipion del Ferro

Many thanks to everyone! This is very exciting, and it is an honor that so many of you want us to create the material that you will go on to play.

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16, 2011 Top 32, 2012 Top 4

Nice job, Top 4!

Contributor , Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8

Huzzah!

Liberty's Edge

Congrats, dudes!

The Exchange Star Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 9

Congratulations, everyone!


Awesome

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 8 aka Tolroy

Congratulations to the Top 4. Keep up the good work and make this a hard round to vote for.

Scarab Sages

I am looking forward to this next step. Although you have all produced work to be proud of it will be here in Round five that I believe your true superstardom will be shown. Congrats to the four of you going on and the four that didn't make it to the finals. Some of my top 4 votes are in and some are out so... it just goes to show, you never know. I think it gets harder as the competition goes on due to the fact you are competing against others that have shown to be of a similar class. It might come down to 'I Love mummies' or 'The mummy thing is sooo overdone' in the end. Regardless this is quite the verbose Congratulations.
Cheers.

Liberty's Edge Dedicated Voter Season 6

Congrats guys! You all deserve it!

Paizo Employee Chief Creative Officer, Publisher

Congratulations to the Top 4! Now the contest REALLY begins! :)

RPG Superstar 2010 Top 32 , Star Voter Season 6

Congrats, guys!

No pressure or anything, right?

Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

OUTSTANDING!!!

All four of my "guys" made it into the final round. That is so awesome.

(Oh... wait... and now it'll be even more difficult to choose "the ONE").

Ack!

But, seriously guys... congratulations to each and everyone of you.

And a hearty "job well done" to the remaining 4 from the Top 8. I'm certain we will be seeing great things from each of you in the future.

Good Luck in all that you do.

And now... to the Top 4... let's get cracking on those adventure proposals. I can't wait to see what you guys have in mind.

~Dean


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook Subscriber

Congratulations to all! Looking forward to the next submissions.

Liberty's Edge Dedicated Voter Season 6

The_Minstrel_Wyrm wrote:

OUTSTANDING!!!

All four of my "guys" made it into the final round. That is so awesome.

(Oh... wait... and now it'll be even more difficult to choose "the ONE").

Ack!

But, seriously guys... congratulations to each and everyone of you.

And a hearty "job well done" to the remaining 4 from the Top 8. I'm certain we will be seeing great things from each of you in the future.

Good Luck in all that you do.

And now... to the Top 4... let's get cracking on those adventure proposals. I can't wait to see what you guys have in mind.

~Dean

Why choose? Just give them all a Katana.

"There can be only ONE!"

Dark Archive

Great work X 4 !


Congratulations everyone.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

Way to go top 4! High 5's all around.

I am glad my two of my three favorites from the beginning are still progressing. I can't wait till the 15th to see what they will do next.


Congratulations to the four of you and good luck on your forthcoming submissions. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you guys dream up.

Grand Lodge

Congrats to the final 4! I have anxiously followed your submissions to this point and look forward to the awesome proposals you have in store.


Excellent work, gentlemen! Now knock it out of the ballpark!


Congratulations!

Looking forward to the next round of submissions.


The competition is fierce this year! Congrats Top 4!

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 16 , Star Voter Season 6

Great work guys! I think that you top four have been consistently the strongest throughout the competition this year. i'm really looking forward to seeing the adventures you four come up with.


Pathfinder Card Game, Companion, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber

Congrats!!

RPG Superstar 2010 Top 32 aka Hydro

[Smash Bros after-credits-voice]CON GRRRRATULATIONS!![/Smash Bros voice]

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