Before I turn the blog over to developer Michael Sayre for a preview of this month’s Pathfinder Society offerings, I wanted to give a quick update on volunteer opportunities for PaizoCon, Gen Con, UK Games Expo, and Origins. The Organized Play Foundation sent the first set of letters out to potential PaizoCon volunteers. If you didn’t get one and thought you should, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you didn’t submit a questionnaire yet, they still have spaces available. The questionnaires for Gen Con and Origins opened yesterday. While UK Games Expo should have opened today, we’ve been advised there are a few GDPR items that they wish to look at before making the open call and expect they will open next Wednesday. To find the questionnaires, visit http://www.organizedplayfoundation.org/home/convention-volunteer-registration/.
Come back later today to check out the Starfinder Society preview!
Organized Play Manager
Here we are, barreling toward the end of another month! In case you’re not familiar with what that means, it’s time for the previews of the scenarios that are about to be released!
The first adventure I’m going to be talking about is the Tier 1–4 adventure Burden of Envy, by Lysle Kapp, a returning author who was previously part of the team that wrote the quest pack What the Helms Hide. In Burden of Envy, the PCs are sent on a mission by two returning fan-favorite NPCs, the unscrupulous Sczarni crime lord Guaril Karela and the reborn aasimar faction leader Valais Durant. What could lead these two unlikely allies to work together, you ask? Well, Guaril has been smuggling refugees from the runelord-ruled city of Xin Edasseril, but once again he’s pushed his luck too far, and now the Runelord of Envy has put a price on his head. Valais has agreed to call upon her allies in the Radiant Oath faction to complete Guaril’s contract and bring the refugees to safety, but only under the condition that Guaril use some of the profits he’s extracted to ensure the refugees are provided with jobs and housing once they’re safely relocated. Hopefully, the PCs will find a safe home for refugees like poor Yuleg Bluingot here!
If altruism isn’t your jam, you might find that our Tier 3–6 scenario, Devil at the Crossroads, is more to your tastes. The idea for this adventure was brainstormed at Gen Con 2019 during our adventure design workshop, and the theme and tone of this adventure were inspired by thrillers like Bad Times at the El Royale and The Hateful Eight. During this adventure, the PCs head to an old trading post in the Sarkoris Scar to meet up and exchange reports with a member of the Farheaven Clan, longtime allies of the Pathfinder Society. Things take a turn for the weird when a malevolent spirit traps the PCs inside the trading post with a colorful cast of NPCs, each with their own agenda. The PCs will have to sort friend from foe if they have any hope of surviving the night, and it won’t be easy. After all, who wouldn’t trust a face like this?
And finally, we introduce a new author to Paizo with Quinn Murphy’s Tier 1–4 quest, Archaeology in Aspenthar. With opportunities for exploring tombs and pyramids drying up in Osirion, an ambitious nobleman in nearby Thuvia sees an opportunity to cash in on the world’s demand for ancient Osiriani secrets. Unfortunately, some folks are more interested in a quick buck than fair dealing, and the PCs may just uncover more than they bargained for. Luckily, they’ll have some help and guidance from allies like Sefu Moyo here to guide them along the way!
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Until next time, explore, report, and cooperate!
Pathfinder Society developer
Pathfinder Society Preview: From North to South
Thursday, January 23, 2020