New Pathfinder Society Scenarios, What's In a Name?

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

March has been a month for announcements, most notably the Pathfinder Second Edition announcement two weeks ago. In case you missed it, also be sure to check out the FAQ for Pathfinder Society in the new edition as well as the follow-up blog from last week, when we provided even more information about the upcoming campaign and how we're soliciting your feedback to help shape the experience. Expect another blog soon, exploring ways we're aiming to handle the playtest and other topics.

Speaking of exploration, we have new adventures this week!

Ever since Pathfinder Society Scenario #8-16: House of Harmonious Wisdom, the team's been excited to include more quest content into our yearly schedule. This season we take a long-overdue trip to Isger, where the government has recently declassified documents from the Goblinblood Wars, whose wounds still feel fresh two decades later. Among the papers is a reference to the Irrica family, who possessed a powerful weapon that kept them safe from House Thrune's interference. These documents provide enough leads to reassemble that tool, but anything potent enough to spook Cheliax's ruling family is too dangerous to leave where anyone can find it. In the Tier 1-5 Pathfinder Society Scenario #9-16: Fallen Family, Broken Name, the PCs dig into the wars' aftermath—including the involvement of the goblins, Druman Blackjackets, and Hellknights—and travel across Isger.

Not only has this been a great opportunity to work with the authors Saif Ansari, Louis Manko Levite, Kendra Leigh Speedling, Kevin Willis, and Scott Young, but it's also been a great chance for our newest developer Michael Sayre to work on scenarios. It's the kind of experience you'd want to repeat again and again, which is great because these quests are freely replayable with 1st-level characters.

Illustrations by Tawny Fritz

Looking to our next scenario, let me step aside to let Linda Zayas-Palmer take over.

What if you're in the mood for something a bit more dangerous? Then check out this month's Tier 5-9 scenario, Pathfinder Society Scenario #9-17: Oath of the Overwatched, brought to you by Isabelle Lee. The Blakros Museum has seen its fair share of troubles over the years, but today's events have Zarta Dralneen and Venture-Captain Ambrus Valsin rushing to the scene personally. The mysterious copper gate beneath the museum is dissolving into a morass of twisted space at the behest of beings from beyond the stars. The PCs will need more than strength in battle if they hope to charge beyond the gate, stop these beings' foul plots, and return with their sanity intact. The poor soul shown in this image by Teresa Guido was not so fortunate. Isabelle did a great job providing interesting and varied ways for the PCs to unravel the story of the accursed realm, including a particularly unusual NPC in the second portion. If you want to know more, you'll need to send your PCs in to find out, or gather up a group of brave players.

Illustrations by Teresa Guido

And with that, we're back to developing more scenarios, sanctioning more playable content, and working toward our best convention season yet!

John Compton
Organized Play Developer

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Grand Lodge 4/5 Venture-Captain, Tennessee—Knoxville aka tchrman35

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John Compton wrote:
And with that, we're back to developing more scenarios, sanctioning more playable content, and working toward our best convention season yet!

I hear there's a Drowned City whose seers could use some official Pathfinder Society sanctioning...

:)

If you're looking for suggestions, that is.

5/5

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook Subscriber
Stephen Wight wrote:
John Compton wrote:
And with that, we're back to developing more scenarios, sanctioning more playable content, and working toward our best convention season yet!

I hear there's a Drowned City whose seers could use some official Pathfinder Society sanctioning...

:)

If you're looking for suggestions, that is.

I second that motion.

5/5 ⦵⦵

waltero wrote:
Stephen Wight wrote:
John Compton wrote:
And with that, we're back to developing more scenarios, sanctioning more playable content, and working toward our best convention season yet!

I hear there's a Drowned City whose seers could use some official Pathfinder Society sanctioning...

:)

If you're looking for suggestions, that is.

I second that motion.

Thirded.

Sovereign Court 5/5

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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

*looks at the picture for 9-17*

What.

The.

Hell.

Shadow Lodge

The Bottom art work reminds me of a old magic the gathering card

3/5 ⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East

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Iammars wrote:

*looks at the picture for 9-17*

What.

The.

Hell.

I don’t know what it is, but I don’t want to get anywhere near it.

3/5 Venture-Agent, Massachusetts—Boston Metro aka MadScientistWorking

Iammars wrote:

*looks at the picture for 9-17*

What.

The.

Hell.

Someone obviously decided to make a Taffy golem.

Sovereign Court 4/5

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MadScientistWorking wrote:
Iammars wrote:

*looks at the picture for 9-17*

What.

The.

Hell.

Someone obviously decided to make a Taffy golem.

Is it too much to hope that’s Nigel?

Silver Crusade 5/5 ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Germany—Bavaria

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I am really looking forward to the 9-17, I really enjoyed the previous scenario.


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I see the art turned out lovely. ^_^

Paizo Employee 5/5 Organized Play Lead Developer

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Stephen Wight wrote:
John Compton wrote:
And with that, we're back to developing more scenarios, sanctioning more playable content, and working toward our best convention season yet!

I hear there's a Drowned City whose seers could use some official Pathfinder Society sanctioning...

:)

If you're looking for suggestions, that is.

That's one of the pieces in the works.

Already we're enjoying the benefits of having an additional developer, and that does include freeing up some time to work on the sanctioning backlog; there's even some sanctioning work for which we received appreciated help from other developers. That also means more time for us to solicit and review people's feedback about the next edition's campaign. It also means I can help out Thursty with some scenario development in Starfinder Society as we increase the number of scenarios being published each month. Really, it's opening up lots of great things to continue expanding and improving the organized play campaigns.

Of course, I boast about having time to spare now. We're not only still quite busy, but we're also getting fully into convention season and all its ambitious workload. At the least, we're going into it with a larger and stronger team.

Liberty's Edge 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Maryland— Baltimore aka Qstor

John Compton wrote:


Already we're enjoying the benefits of having an additional developer, and that does include freeing up some time to work on the sanctioning backlog; there's even some sanctioning work for which we received appreciated help from other developers.

Great news John! hope to see Ruins of Azlant :)


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Excited for the quests. Hopefully they will tie nicely into "Gallows of Madness" as a continuation for new players into the land of Isger.

1/5

Blrbl Blr Bl Brplllllphm

Translation:
...that's not how you Oozemorph...

Sovereign Court 3/5 Venture-Agent, Minnesota—Champlin

Warwick Cailean wrote:
MadScientistWorking wrote:
Iammars wrote:

*looks at the picture for 9-17*

What.

The.

Hell.

Someone obviously decided to make a Taffy golem.
Is it too much to hope that’s Nigel?

I was gonna post the same thing!

Grand Lodge 4/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Canada—Manitoba—Brandon aka kevin_video

@John Compton, would it be possible to know the titles of each of the five quests for 9-16?

Scarab Sages 5/5 Venture-Captain, Netherlands aka Woran

Hooray! Back to the museum!

Paizo Employee 5/5 Organized Play Lead Developer

kevin_video wrote:
@John Compton, would it be possible to know the titles of each of the five quests for 9-16?

Off the top of my head? Should be...

Quest titles:
Manor, Scorched, Memorium, Trove, and Epithet

Grand Lodge 4/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Canada—Manitoba—Brandon aka kevin_video

John Compton wrote:
kevin_video wrote:
@John Compton, would it be possible to know the titles of each of the five quests for 9-16?

Off the top of my head? Should be...

** spoiler omitted **

Appreciate that. A little shocked that one or two of them has the same titles as a previous set of quests.

The Exchange 3/5

Warwick Cailean wrote:
MadScientistWorking wrote:
Iammars wrote:

*looks at the picture for 9-17*

What.

The.

Hell.

Someone obviously decided to make a Taffy golem.
Is it too much to hope that’s Nigel?

Him turning into a Taffy golem would be some sweet justice if you ask me. Do you know how many sticky situations I got him out of?

Paizo Employee 5/5 Organized Play Lead Developer

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kevin_video wrote:
John Compton wrote:
kevin_video wrote:
@John Compton, would it be possible to know the titles of each of the five quests for 9-16?

Off the top of my head? Should be...

** spoiler omitted **

Appreciate that. A little shocked that one or two of them has the same titles as a previous set of quests.

See, that's the problem with my posting from home. Now that I'm at my work computer, I can provide a more accurate accounting.

Quest Titles:
Estate, Scorch, Memoriam, Trove, and Epithet

Grand Lodge 4/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Canada—Manitoba—Brandon aka kevin_video

John Compton wrote:
kevin_video wrote:
John Compton wrote:
kevin_video wrote:
@John Compton, would it be possible to know the titles of each of the five quests for 9-16?

Off the top of my head? Should be...

** spoiler omitted **

Appreciate that. A little shocked that one or two of them has the same titles as a previous set of quests.

See, that's the problem with my posting from home. Now that I'm at my work computer, I can provide a more accurate accounting.

** spoiler omitted **

Appreciate the update.

Grand Lodge 3/5

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catman123456 wrote:
The Bottom art work reminds me of a old magic the gathering card

Abomination, i think it is.

W00t for another Blakros delve that involves an old mystery of the museum!

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