We've just recently begun to recover from an amazing, whirlwind Gen Con 2015. While we're getting back to our normal routines, we have some news to share about the fantastic show this year!
Demos of Wrath of the Righteous ran at all hours of the Exhibitor Hall were a big hit. More exact numbers will have to wait for some of our records to arrive, but we know that over a thousand people played Wrath of the Righteous with the help of a dedicated and talented cadre of PFS volunteers, along with Brian, Chad, Gaby, Keith, Mike, Tanis, and Vic.
Meanwhile, Pathfinders took over the Sagamore Ballroom for the second year in a row. The Adventure Card Guild ran over a dozen tables from morning to night, ably managed by a crew of amazing purple-, orange-, and axe-wielding volunteers. Both Season of the Shackles and Season of the Righteous were available for ACG play, alongside a sneak preview of the brand-new, yet-to-be-released Paladin, Druid, and Monk class decks!
Finally, we had one more special event for Gen Con 2015: the first-ever PACG Open Tournament! For the inaugural year, we kept the event to a manageable size (and yes, we definitely heard many requests to expand it in the future!), and ran the three rounds of demonically difficult scenarios over the four days of the convention. Combining elements of Rise of the Runelords, Skull & Shackles, Wrath of the Righteous, and the Class Decks, the Open Tournament was a blast to create and run, and many battered but victorious players declared it a delight to play. Each round allowed only a few select teams to advance, ending with a head-to-head competition against an angry, insane, watery demon lord.
The excellently-named team "Don't Trust Tanis" did extremely well in the first round, but ran into some bad luck in the second round, and ended the tournament in third place. The doughty members of "Don't Trust Tanis" were Eric, Rob, Rand, and Joe. They have pledged to return next year, and to continue not trusting Tanis!
Advancing to the finals and escaping with both their (character's) lives and a second place finish, the members of "Level 5" were: Shawn, Keegan, Aaron, and Daniel.
Finally, our winning team: "On the Dot", composed of Aaron, Dan, Todd, and Jesse!
We plan to release the ACG Open for horrified reaction and general use later this year.
That's it for us at Gen Con. Thanks again to all of the people who played the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, the Adventure Card Guild, and especially to the wonderful Pathfinder Society volunteers!
Chad Brown, Tanis O'Connor, & Keith Richmond
Adventure Card Game Lead Developer, Designer, and Developer