More Star Power—Nick Wasko Wins RPG Superstar!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Many congratulations to Nick Wasko, who has won Season 9 of RPG Superstar!

The path to victory for Nick has been long and difficult. Through three months, five rounds, and more than a quarter of a million votes, he has continued to employ skill and creativity to overcome writing challenges that demanded originality, clarity, and strong game design. Along the way he forged armor powered by the banshee's wrath, dared to reveal the dangers of an ice dam, unleashed the fabled horror of the matianak, and offered GMs an opportunity to run players through the trials of Dead Man's End.

For the final round Nick wrote the adventure proposal Beneath the Storm-Veiled Spires, weaving a story of hags, thunderbirds, shipwrecks, and drowned cities, all set in the Sodden lands. The voters have spoken, and work will begin soon to turn this proposal into a full-fledged Pathfinder Module!

I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank our voters and community, without whom this contest could not exist, as well as all the contestants who put in many hours of hard work and anticipation. I'd also like to thank our judges, especially Neil Spicer, who undertook the massive task of judging every round, and Adam Daigle and Crystal Frasier, who tackled the very difficult job of helping to judge the final round. Finally, I hope everyone will join me in thanking Chris Lambertz, who provides crucial logistics and technical support for the RPG Superstar competition in addition to her extensive and crucial responsibilities at Paizo.

I hope everyone has enjoyed the competition, and I look forward to starting the whole process over again... next year!

Owen K.C. Stephens
Developer, RPG Superstar Host

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Paizo Employee Developer , Dedicated Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9

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Congrats, Nick! Good show!


I AM SO PROUD OF YOU NICK!!!!

Scarab Sages Developer

Congratulations!

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 4, RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32 , Star Voter Season 6

Congratulations Nick!

Paizo Employee Developer , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8

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Congratulations Nick!

Also congratulations to the three finalists, with whom I look forward to working on Pathfinder Society scenarios in the months to come.


Gratz Nick!

RPG Superstar 2015 Top 4, RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16 , Star Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 8

YES!!!! ^_^ CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Dedicated Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9

Congratulations :) Well played!


Congrats Nick

Marathon Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7

*slow clap*

RPG Superstar 2015 Top 4, RPG Superstar 2014 Top 32, RPG Superstar 2013 Top 16 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8

Congrats, Nick!

Dedicated Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9

Huge congratulations to you, Nick!

RPG Superstar is my favorite time of the year... See you all again next year!

Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9

Congrats Nick! Well deserved!

Dark Archive

Atta boy Nick!

Marathon Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Congrats Nick! TemplateFu has now successfully picked the winner for the lasr three successive seasons! Really looking forward to this one!

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 32 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9 aka theheadkase

Congrats Nick!!!!


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Congratulations on your fine victory Nick, all of us at The Flying Pincushion Games wish you only the best.

Also, we hope to see everyone else next year for Season 10, when maybe, just maybe, YOU will be in Nick's shoes.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9 aka Arkos

Congrats, Nick! I can't to see this module in action!

Star Voter Season 9

Good job, way to go, Nick!

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 8 , Dedicated Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

Nice going Nick!!!!!

Community & Digital Content Director

Congratulations, Nick!

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 8 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8 aka John Benbo

Congrats!

RPG Superstar Season 9 , Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9

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I can't thank you all enough for your support, feedback, and votes. This is truly an experience unlike any other.

I'd also like to extend my warmest congratulations to every one of the competitors. You earned every moment on the RPG Superstar stage, and for those who can still compete again I look forward to seeing you grace the stage with your talent again in the future! I can't wait to see what Crystal, Charlie, and Jason bring to the PFS scenario line, and I can assure several of you that I've already got some ideas about how to use your top 32 items in my narrative.

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 4 , Marathon Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9 aka King Tius

Congrats Nick! Well fought, well won. I can't wait to see your proposal fleshed out to a full blown adventure.


Congratulations, Nick!

You don't know me and we've never met but I -did- teach you everything you know.

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9 aka Petty Alchemy

Congratulations, Nick! I have high expectations for your (well-named) module, and no doubt that you will deliver on them!

And since Owen invites us to join him in thanking Chris, I'd like to do so as well! Thanks for making sure everything kept running!

Anthony Adam wrote:
Congrats Nick! TemplateFu has now successfully picked the winner for the lasr three successive seasons! Really looking forward to this one!

If we're counting, this makes me one for one.


Wow great job nick!
congrats

RPG Superstar 2015 Top 8 , Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8 aka DeathQuaker

Wow, Nick! Congratulations. You had some amazingly stiff competition -- congrats really to everyone who was a contestant for a good contest and kudos to Nick for a spectacular, hard-earned victory.

Thanks to the ever-hard working judges, to our host, and to Chris for all the tireless technical support.

Paizo Employee Organized Play Coordinator

Congratulations on winning Superstar! Look forward to seeing more of your work!

RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16, RPG Superstar 2012 Top 16 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9 aka motteditor

Congrats, Nick. And to think, I knew you way back when. :)

Grand Lodge RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 4 , Star Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9 aka Snowblossom

YEESSSSSS! Congratulations, Nick! A very well-deserved victory. Looking forward to seeing your finished module :)

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9 aka mechaPoet

Congratulations Nick! I look forward to seeing your module!

Congratulations to the other finalists as well! You all did great, and I can't wait to play your PFS scenarios!

Paizo Employee Developer

Great work, Nick! Congrats. I can't wait to see what you have in store for us with your module.

Silver Crusade Dedicated Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Great work Nick.

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

Woohoo for Wasko!

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

Congratuations!

RPG Superstar 2009, RPG Superstar Judgernaut, Contributor

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Welcome to the Superstar club, Nick. If you're at PaizoCon next year, we'll have to do another group photo with the new crown-bearer.

Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

Pathfinder Companion, Maps, Pathfinder Accessories, Pawns, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Congratulations, Nick! Well done! :D

Liberty's Edge RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32, 2011 Top 16 , Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9 aka JoelF847

Congrats! I'm especially looking forward to the battle with he thunderbird.

Star Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9

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Woo Hoo! Congratulations Nick!

Thanks to Crystal, Charlie, Jason and all the other Top 32.
Thanks to Crystal, Adam, Neil and all the other judges.
Thanks to Owen and especially Chris. You've all made the last three months very interesting & fun.

but mostly...

Congratulations Nick, Well done!

Paizo Employee RPG Superstar 2014 Top 4, RPG Superstar 2013 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8

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Neil Spicer wrote:
Welcome to the Superstar club, Nick. If you're at PaizoCon next year, we'll have to do another group photo with the new crown-bearer.

Or just take a picture with his brother Chris. Same thing right?

Congratulations Nick!

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter Season 9 aka Curtisin

Congratulations Nick, well fought. :)

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9 aka Tothric

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Super congradulations!!!! A win well fought! You competed well. Get some sleep. YOU Will Have A Due Date IN THE morning.


Congratulations Nick! Amazing work!!

Editor-in-Chief

Congrats! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Congratulations Nick!!

Liberty's Edge Star Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

Well done Nick. Now you have the hardest part of the contest to face ;-)

Really looking forward to your full adventure module :-)

And to the PFS adventures from the other 3. This will be delightful :-)

Dark Archive

Congratulations Nick, and to the rest of the top 4 for a great round! You've raised the bar for next year!

The Exchange Star Voter Season 9

Pathfinder Rulebook Subscriber

Congrats Nick! Great job

Sovereign Court

Deserving winner. Well done.

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