As we head into summer here in the Northern Hemisphere, convention activity is heating up. But before we talk about the Adventure Card Guild at a convention near you, we have some news to wrap up Season of the Shackles!
Season of the Shackles Cards Available at DriveThru!The Season of the Shackles Complete Card Set is now available via our print-on-demand partners at DriveThru Cards. It includes all of the new cards we created throughout the season, including 6 copies of the Councilor's Ring reward. It also includes additional copies of the Skull & Shackles cards that previously required you to use proxy cards during the season. (It does *not* include the Season of the Shackles scenarios—those are available here.) We have also made available the Councilor's Ring as a single card. (Note that DriveThru has a 10-card minimum, which you could meet with multiple copies of the Ring, the Rise of the Runelords errata sets, cards made with DriveThru's PACG Custom Card Creator, or any other cards DriveThru sells.)
May 2015: PaizoCon
In just under two weeks, Paizo will be hosting the eighth annual PaizoCon, a celebration of Paizo's games and the fans who play them. This year, PaizoCon coincides with the launch of the Wrath of the Righteous Base Set, as well as the launch of the Season of the Righteous for the Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild. PaizoCon attendees will be able to play Adventure 1 of the new season before it's released to stores and regional shows, as well as testing a tournament format that will run at Gen Con. More on that in a bit. (PaizoCon attendees: Prepare to be my guinea pigs!)
It's likely we'll run an impromptu marathon of Skull & Shackles and/or Season of the Shackles for the nautically minded among you. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the entire Pathfinder Adventure Card Game design, editorial, and production teams (except the lovely but deeply wrong-headed Keith Richmond, who lives on the incorrect coast and knows nothing about what makes a character great.) Obsidian Entertainment will also be at the show. If you're one of the sad people who can't make it to Seattle for the show, Scenarios A and B of Adventure 1 and Version 2 of the Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild Guide will be out that week as well. Badges are available until May 14, so register today if you want to come and play with us!
June 2015: Origins
The first weekend in June, Mike, Chad, I will be traveling to to Columbus, Ohio for the Origins Game Fair. Paizo will have an Adventure Card Game area in Hall D; we're on the right side behind the AEG booth. We'll be running demos of Wrath of the Righteous, as well as Adventures 1 and 2 (!) of the Season of the Righteous. (Origins attendees: Prepare to be my guinea pigs!) Hopefully, Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream will back up and running so we can get some tasty dairy treats. Mmmm, Jeni's.
Origins Adventure Card Guild events will run from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Wednesday through Saturday in Hall D, and 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Sunday.
July 2015: Gen Con
The best four days in gaming happen at the end of July in Indianapolis at Gen Con . Paizo takes over the massive Sagamore Ballroom at the Indiana Convention Center. We'll be bringing the first three adventures of Season of the Righteous, as well as my new baby, the first annual Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Open. The PACG Open is a team-based card game tournament, where your team of four players will test your mettle and your PACG rules knowledge against a mean, cruel, fiendish, dastardly scenario designed by yours truly. If your team does well enough, you could advance to the semi-finals and maybe even to the finals of the event on Sunday morning. The tournament winners will each receive truly epic bragging rights and a complete set of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game set of their choice, including promo cards (must be an already-released AP, rules lawyers) and whatever other exciting things we come up with.
Gen Con Adventure Card Guild events will run from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Thursday and Friday, 8:00 AM to midnight on Saturday, and 8:00 AM to noon on Sunday. PACG Open first-round tables will run at 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM (buy tickets!), semi-final rounds will run at 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM on Saturday, and the final round will run at 10:00 AM Sunday. Gen Con event registration opens Sunday at noon Eastern Standard Time, so get ready to sign up!
August 2015: PAX
The Card Team will be at PAX! We'll be running card games and handing out promos. That's all I know for now.
Finally, because I couldn't bear to let a week go by without another card spoiler, I give you... the Splendiferous Hat!
Until next time, Pathfinders!
Adventure Card Game Designer