While you’re catching your breath from the hundreds of Paizo Organized Play games and other scheduled events available at PaizoCon Online, make sure to visit our Twitch channel for seminars and actual-play games from the Paizo staff and our licensed partners.
Once again, we’re thrilled to have Know Direction hosting this year’s PaizoCon Online, alongside Paizo social media producer Payton Smith. Stay tuned in between shows for special guests and commentary from the Know Direction team. Viewers watching live on Twitch will also have the opportunity to win special prizes, such as:
- Rule your own kingdom with Kingmaker Explorer Edition, by Owlcat Games (PC/Mac, Steam).
- Build your perfect character with Hero Lab Online licenses for Pathfinder Second Edition and Starfinder, by Lone Wolf Development.
- Take your game to virtual tabletop with D20 Pro: Game Master + 6-player seat License, by Mesa Mundi.
- Play your game from anywhere on Roll20.net, with special PaizoCon bundles for Pathfinder Second Edition (Core Rulebook and The Fall of Plaguestone adventure) and Starfinder (Core Rulebook plus The Reach of Empire adventure, Book 1 of the Against the Aeon Throne Adventure Path).
- Your epic game deserves the epic sounds of a 2-month Pathfinder subscription to Syrinscape.
Winners will be chosen at random by Payton and the Know Direction team, and giveaways can happen at any time. Make sure to watch the chat room for your opportunity to enter!
Marquee Events: The biggest news each day will be revealed in these special events, where we’ll release advance information on what’s to come for the future of your favorite games.
Times for all events are Pacific Daylight time (GMT -7), and you can catch everything on Paizo’s official Twitch channel.
Tuesday, May 26
Welcome to PaizoCon (10-12 p.m.)
The show must go on! Join Erik Mona, Tonya Woldridge, Alex Speidel, and Payton Smith for an official welcome to the first-ever PaizoCon Online. We’ll cover a variety of topics, including moving PaizoCon to an online format, what content is on offer, how to make the most of a fantastic six days of online gaming with friends from around the world, and where to get answers to any questions you may have.
Marquee Event: Kingmaker Adventure Path (12-2 p.m.)
Join Lisa Stevens, Jason Nelson, Mark Moreland, and James Jacobs for an in-depth chat about one of the largest projects Paizo has ever attempted—the Kingmaker Adventure Path hardcover compilation! Updated to 2nd edition, we’ll go over all of the books and support products for this sprawling campaign, reveal more about the brand-new content that’s being added to the Adventure Path, and answer as many questions about Kingmaker as we can squeeze in! So don your crowns, get comfy in your thrones, and prepare to find out what awaits in this massive return to one of Pathfinder’s most popular Adventure Paths of all time!
Secrets of the Starfinder Universe (2-4 p.m.)
Paizo’s top storytellers reveal the mysteries behind the Starfinder campaign setting, from conspiracies you never knew existed to the real story behind that one thing you always wanted to know. Bring your most burning setting questions to this often too-honest Q&A!
Live Play: Dragons & Things (PF2E; 4-7 p.m.)
Welcome to Heroic Endeavors Inc., where every licensed adventurer stands ready to exercise Heroic Interventions™ as needed to keep our client community safe from undesirable risk and dangerous circumstances. Join Ben Burch, Meghan Caves, Jamie Mills, Nathan Ondracek and Adam Conn as our experienced and capable Licensed Adventuring Team on their latest Heroic Intervention as they battle evil and defend client assets as defined in the HEI Client Agreement Section II Paragraph 4. Guiding them through these dangerous exploits is HEI Administrator and Game Master, James Rodehaver.
Dragons and Things: Heroic Endeavors is a Pathfinder 2e Actual-Play Live Stream. You can watch more Dragons and Things: Heroic Endeavors LIVE every Friday at 6pm Pacific on twitch.tv/thedatnetwork. Be sure to check out their streaming schedule for additional shows all week long.
We are @thedatnetwork on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook! Join us on discord: https://discord.gg/qEwdAMA
Wednesday, May 27
Pathfinder RPG Q&A (10-12 p.m.)
Join the Paizo Design Team as they look back at the launch of Pathfinder Second Edition and gaze forward into the future of the game. Don’t forget to bring your questions about the game and how you can get the most out of the system. The team will be answering what they can, but save the hard-core rules for the forums as we will be keeping this light and fun.
Marquee Event: Starship Operations & Beyond! (12-2 p.m.)
Join Paizo staffers to learn about what to expect and how to make the most of the new toys in Starfinder’s upcoming rulebooks, from new starship combat options in the Starship Operations Manual to new alien threats and playable species in Alien Archive 4, plus what to look forward to in the galaxy for 2021!
Ask the Paizo GMs (2-4 p.m.)
How can I throw together a quick one-session game? What are some good ways to flesh out my world and NPCs? I just TPKed my players, what do I do?! Join Paizo developers James Case, Thurston Hillman, and Luis Loza and Paizo editor Ianara Natividad as they answer these questions and more, share their favorite gamemastering tips and tricks, and help you troubleshoot your own adventures!
Live Play: Starfinder X.T.R.E.M.! (4-7 p.m.)
Gooood evening stargirls, starboys, and every beautiful person in between! Are you tired of the same ol’ holovid stars clogging up your infosphere? Bored of loops with squoxes wearing hats and proogs playing keytars? Well, you’ve come to the right place! XenoTrouble Enterprises is proud to present the weirdest, wildest wrestling shows in all of the Pact Worlds!
Join Game Master Amanda Hamon as she brings professional wrestling to the Starfinder universe, alongside a star-studded cast of Paizo luminary players! The Pact Worlds’ most notorious wrestling stars are in danger from a mob of a rival’s obsessed fans, and it’s our PCs’ job to save the day--while putting on their best ladder-diving, chair-smacking, cage-wrestling performances for a live-stream audience, of course!
Thursday, May 28
The Art of Paizo (10-12 p.m.)
Join Paizo’s art directors and as they discuss the illustrations, maps, and other visual elements that bring Pathfinder and Starfinder to life and lead an interactive live concept art of a creature invented by the audience!
Marquee Event: Organized Play (12-2 p.m.)
Wonder what plans the Organized Play team have up their sleeves? Want to know more about the Starfinder Society’s upcoming Year of Exploration’s Edge? Interested in the theme for Pathfinder Society’s second year of programming? Curious about what’s up with Year 7 of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Society? Join Lead Developer Linda Zayas-Palmer, Pathfinder Society developer Michael Sayre, Starfinder Society Developer Thurston Hillman and Organized Play Manager Tonya Woldridge as they share storylines and plans for the upcoming year of Paizo Organized Play.
Adventure Path Design (2-4 p.m.)
Join four of Paizo's Adventure Path developers for a close look at the process of how Pathfinder and Starfinder Adventure Paths are made, including conception, outlining, writing, development, and publication. We'll discuss the differences between writing an Adventure Path and writing other types of stories, as well as provide insights and advice for Game Masters and aspiring authors who want to write great campaigns. We'll even reveal some secrets about Paizo's forthcoming Adventure Paths!
Live Play: Roll for Combat - “Tales from the Black Lodge” (PF2E; 4-7 p.m.)
Deep in the heart of the River Kingdoms, lies an old Pathfinder lodge once thought lost. A lodge shrouded in secrecy and mystery, driving many to believe that its goals are not that of exploration… but of more nefarious purposes. Recently an unknown Venture-Captain has reopened the lodge and recruited a new group of Pathfinder Agents to do its bidding. Whether their goals are to benefit the Society, or something much more sinister, is yet to be seen... Join the Roll For Combat crew and special guest Erik Mona as they explore a Pathfinder 2e Society Quest on behalf of the Black Lodge!
Friday, May 29
World of Pathfinder (10-12 p.m.)
Join Pathfinder Creative Director James Jacobs, Lost Omens line developers Eleanor Ferron and Luis Loza, and Director of Brand Strategy and living lore encyclopedia Mark Moreland to delve into the World of Pathfinder! Explore some of the recently revealed secrets of the setting and get some hints of what revelations lie just over the horizon, with previews of upcoming Lost Omens world guide books. Ask your questions of Golarion’s stewards to help bring your characters and campaigns to life in new and exciting ways. Who knows, we might even slip up and reveal something we aren’t supposed to!
Marquee Event: Advanced Player’s Guide (12-2 p.m.)
Join Advanced Player's Guide designers and a rockstar editor for never-before-seen reveals and behind the scenes insights into Pathfinder's biggest summer release! Also, our Pathfinder Friday marquee panel will reveal an upcoming Pathfinder book coming in 2021!
Pathfinder Adventures (2-4 p.m.)
Adventure authors, developers, and editors gather to take you inside the contents, creation, and opportunities presented by official Pathfinder Second Edition adventures yet to come! Panelists include Paizo Publisher Erik Mona, Managing Developer Adam Daigle, Adventure Path developer Ron Lundeen, and editor Patrick Hurley.
Live Play: Pathfinder - Band of Bravos (4-7 p.m.)
Band of Bravos is a Pathfinder Second Edition Actual Play Twitch stream. Staring James Jacobs as the talented half-elf bard Shensen, Payton Smith as the curmudgeon human wizard Lorn, Maryssa Lagervall, as the storytelling halfling druid Ilana Thistlefoot, and Jason Keeley as the wisecracking tengu swashbuckler Roark Thunderbird. Jason Bulmahn, Paizo’s Director of Game Design is serving as host and GM for this band of misfit performers whose tall-tales of adventure may have finally gotten them into more trouble than they could possibly handle!
Saturday, May 30
Pathfinder Game: Roll the Role (10-12 p.m.)
Join Roll20 Spotlight creators Roll the Role as they balance the perils of circus life and a conspiracy that threatens all in Extinction Curse: Legacy of the Lost God.
Live Play: 2 Perception (PF2E; 2-4 p.m.)
Fresh from dealing with the problems of Etran’s Folly, these brave adventurers continue where Bort’s caravan left off. Join Squiiddish and his crew as they continue their story from The Fall of Plagueston in this one-shot Pathfinder Second Edition adventure.
Live Play: Glass Cannon (PF2E; 4-7 p.m.)
The Glass Cannon Network: Pathfinder Society Quest #1: The Sandstone Secret LIVE!
Witness the triumphant return of Hawkraven Eaglecrow, Pima Shaleslider, Nero Goodfence, Arkonis Severith and Ecthelion, son of Aegnor, known as Orphan Puncher as Paizo Publisher Erik Mona joins the Glass Cannon Network crew for a night of Pathfinder 2E ribaldry!
Sunday, May 31
PaizoCon Closing Ceremonies (12-1 p.m.)
All good things must come to an end, and so must we close the curtains on PaizoCon Online 2020. Join Paizo and Know Direction staffers as we look back at the event and give thanks to all of the amazing contributors, volunteers, partners, and you for making PaizoCon Online an event to remember.
Live Play: QueueTimes - Shadow of Norgober (PF2E; 4:30-7:30)
A string of gruesome murders, five mysterious notes, and one long forgotten friend inspires five retired adventurers to band together one last time. As they look for the one responsible behind the killings, they’re each forced to confront their past actions, before their days of fame and glory, in order to save the kingdom.
PaizoCon Online Twitch Events
Thursday, May 14, 2020