Rolling Up to Gen Con

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Illustration by Ralph Horsley

There's less than a week until the Paizo crew arrives in Indianapolis for Gen Con 2016! If you're heading to the show, stop by the Paizo booth (#103), the Sagamore Ballroom where we'll be hosting the weekend's Pathfinder Society events, or catch Paizonians at a variety of events taking place throughout the show.

Visitors to the Paizo booth will be able to pick up our latest hardcover, Pathfinder RPG: Horror Adventures! Horror Adventures takes game masters and players into the darkest reaches, where madness and death lurk around every corner. You can catch up with our previews of Horror Adventures blog updates here. And if you pick up your copy at the booth, there will be opportunities to get it and other Pathfinder swag autographed at our signing table. And Pathfinder contributing and cover artist of Horror Adventures, Wayne Reynolds will be joining us in the booth!

In addition to Horror Adventures, we'll be bringing along all of our new releases, including: Pathfinder Adventure Path #108: Hell Comes to Westcrown, Pathfinder Module: Gallows of Madness, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game—Class Deck: Goblins Burn! and Goblins Fight!, Pathfinder Player Companion: Legacy of Dragons, Pathfinder Pawns: Pathfinder Society Pawn Collection, and more! You'll also be able to pick up a copies of our new Pocket Editions of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook and Bestiary—a great product for newcomers to Pathfinder and for travel-sized adventuring. There will also be a loaded complement of other Pathfinder products for you to fill in your collection.

If you're a collector of shirts, we're once again teaming up with Scotty's Brewhouse, the official Pathfinder clubhouse of Gen Con, to bring a new horrifying Goblin and pub themed shirt exclusively for the show. Scotty's will also be serving a special Golarion themed menu, and a limited edition Pathfinder Cthulhu Brew. The new Goblin t-shirt will only be available at Scotty's, but we will be bringing along last year's Ghost Goblin Ale t-shirt to Gen Con for purchase. We'll also have new Year of the Stolen Storm shirts, and for the first time ever: Pathfinder Society Academy t-shirts in kid's sizes.

Of course we'll have our collectable buttons, a new design each day, available on a first come, first serve basis, no purchase required. Attendees who make a $50 or more purchase at our booth will receive a free Pathfinder Battles promotional miniature, limit one per customer while supplies last.

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game fans will be able to demo this year's upcoming Mummy's Mask set in a space near the Paizo booth all weekend along. And, if you stop by to demo the latest ACG hotness, you'll be able to pick up a new convention promotional card, We Be Goblins! recurring fighty, toothy goblin, Reta Bigbad! Reta Bigbad will be a great addition to your Card Game Goblin hijinks, especially in combination with this month's Goblins Burn! and Goblins Fight! decks. Reta is a Mummy's Mask promotional card.

Over the course of the weekend are our partners from Lone Wolf, Obsidian, and Trapdoor Technologies will also be showing off their latest Pathfinder licensed projects. Build a character in Hero Lab or try out the Pathfinder features in the Playbook app near the Sagamore ballroom to enhance your Pathfinder Society experience. Or, if you're more into the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Obsidian will be near our booth's demo area showing off the Pathfinder Adventures app. Stop by and check out these awesome projects!

Organized Play Coordinator, Tonya Woldridge, and our crew of awesome Venture-Officers and volunteers are throwing down with a full lineup of Year of the Serpent and Season of the Runelords Pathfinder Society adventures, including the following Specials: The Cosmic Captive on Friday night (seats are still available for the Adventure Card Guild tables!), Serpents' Ire on Thursday and Sunday (seats still available for Thursday evening), Through the Maelstrom Rift on Saturday and Sunday. We're also launching the new Pathfinder Society Academy program at the show. This program is designed to introduce kids ages 6 and up to the world of Pathfinder through Kid's Track scenarios and Transitions lessons. There are still tickets left for many of the Pathfinder Society event slots, so if you plan on attending, check out the listings on the Gen Con website to grab a spot!

Other than the robust schedule of Pathfinder Society games, we'll also be hosting a number of panels in seminar room #212, near the Sagamore ballroom. There are still opportunities to reserve yourself a seat for: The Art of Pathfinder, Ask the Paizo GMs (on Friday and Saturday, Developing Pathfinder, Secrets of Golarion and more. And if you weren't at PaizoCon 2016 and want to get more information about Starfinder, our recently announced foray into space's geat unknown, you'll want to check out Pathfinder in Space! on Saturday. You can find all of Paizo's seminars here!

We're also partnering up with our friends at Lone Wolf Development and Syrinscape for this year's "LiveRPGPlus!" event, featuring Jason Bulmahn, Crystal Frasier, Erik Mona, and F. Wesley Schneider, and tickets are still available!

This year we're excited to announce that a number of Paizo's rockstar creative team submitted and have been selected to be part of Gen Con's Industry Insider program! Gen Con insiders are featured presenters and minds behind select seminars and panels at the show. Please join me in congratulating: Developer Crystal Frasier (author of In Hell's Bright Shadow, The Harrowing, and We B4 Goblins), Developer Amanda Hamon Kunz (contributing author for Ships of the Inner Sea and co-author of All for Immortality, Part 2: All the Gods Beyond), Project Manager Jessica Price (contributing author for Pathfinder RPG Strategy Guide and Inner Sea Gods, co-author of Qadira, Jewel of the East), and Editor-in-Chief F. Wesley Schneider (author of Bloodbound, Path of the Hellknight, and In Search of Sanity)! Be sure to look out for their events, which include:

Find more information on the Gen Con Industry Insider program and check out all Insider events here.

Finally, if you've been interested in joining our pool of freelance artists, there will be opportunities to have your portfolio reviewed by Creative Design Director Sarah Robinson. She'll be conducting these over by the Artist Alley (not at the Paizo booth) Thursday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Friday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and Sunday 1:00 PM to 3 PM. Signup sheets for portfolio reviews will be available at the show.

Not attending the Gen Con this year? Track #paizoatgencon or #goblinhorde for pictures and updates by attendees and Paizo staff!

We still can't believe it's only 8 days until the Best Four Days in Gaming are here! Safe travels to all making the trek to Indy! If you have Gen Con stories to share or things you're excited to see from Paizo at the show, let us know in the comments.

Chris Lambertz
Community & Digital Content Director

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Tags: Conventions Gen Con Gen Con 2016 Pathfinder Society Pathfinder Society Academy Ralph Horsley


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The Gen Con Industry Insider events sound pretty darn awesome!

Dark Archive

I know it's nit picky but.... As someone who spends more than fifty dollars every month on subscriptions but can't make it to the cons I really wish the promo figure got sent out to subscribers who meet the requirement. And yes I know they get sold at some point on the web store. Just wishing the loyal customers would get some of the love too.

Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Maps, Pathfinder Accessories, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

Shouldn't it be a loaded complement, not a loaded compliment?

(Because that's really important and everything....)

Community & Digital Content Director

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Steve Geddes wrote:

Shouldn't it be a loaded complement, not a loaded compliment?

(Because that's really important and everything....)

Thanks, Steve! Got my rubit wires crossed it would seem :)

Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path Subscriber

Wish I could be there. Have fun, all!

I really like the sound of "Secrets of Golarion", but I'll be GMing a PFS scenario at the time. Somebody take notes!

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In previous years Know Direction has done a good job recording seminars.

Shadow Lodge

Is the new Season 8 guide going to be uploaded soon? Just 7 days till the fun starts in the Sagamore and we want to start building new characters for the new season.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

Will Reta Bigbad be made available to those who subscribe to the PACG through Paizo?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Reta Bigbad will ship to PACG subscribers with the Mummy's Mask Character Add-On Deck (and a nice pile of other promos) in October.

Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
The Gen Con Industry Insider events sound pretty darn awesome!

Oooo, more details I missed about these events until just now.*

* WIS is my dump stat, so a ding on my Perception.

Really wishing I could be there, but I'll be eagerly awaiting any tidbits and transcripts/recordings that make it out. :)

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