Pathfinder News From PaizoCon Online

Friday, May 29, 2020

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Each day during PaizoCon Online, we’re taking a look at upcoming products, revealing new art and details, and diving deep into the day’s focus with a livestreamed Marquee Event panel and Q&A session. Today’s Marquee Event panel focused on Paizo’s forthcoming Pathfinder Advanced Player’s Guide. This blog is a recap of some of the previews covered in that session as well as a compilation of other Pathfinder announcements from throughout the show. Don’t forget to check out the PaizoCon Online Stream Schedule to stay on top of the latest Paizo news in real time!

As we approach the end of the first year of Pathfinder second edition, we are excited to showcase some of our upcoming Pathfinder rulebooks, adventure paths, and world guides, while also announcing where the game is headed in 2021.

The panel that just concluded offers a lot of great previews of the Pathfinder Advanced Player’s Guide, coming out at the end of July. If you missed it live, you can check it out as a video-on-demand on twitch.tv/officialpaizo and archived on our YouTube channel in the near future. We’ll also be presenting the usual series of preview blogs and media partner appearances in the coming months, but if you just can’t wait, here’s a glimpse at a few pieces of art from the book:

The book’s gorgeous cover by Wayne Reynolds, depicting Feiya, the iconic witch, and Jirelle, the iconic swashbuckler, fighting (or fleeing from?) a colossal sea serpent

A tiefling, just one of options for characters with the planar scion versatile heritage presented in the book, by Pedro Kruger Garcia

An exciting scene of an oracle fighting some hell hounds by Valeriya Lutfullina, featuring a brand new tengu iconic (you’ll get a chance to meet him soon!) Other classes included in the book are the investigator, swashbuckler, and witch.

“But what,” you may ask, “do I do if I’m not an ‘advanced player?’” Have no fear, neophyte Pathfinder, because we have you covered this fall with the Pathfinder Beginner Box! Completely compatible with the Pathfinder Core Rulebook, this all-in-one box pares down the options available to players to make their first steps into the exciting world of Pathfinder as straightforward as possible. With 4 pregenerated characters, a series of character and monster pawns, a 1st-level intro adventure, and more, this is the perfect starting point for new players of any age.

The Beginner Box’s adventure takes place in the sleepy town of Otari just a few days’ travel from Absalom, but your troubles in Otari are just beginning! Picking up at 2nd level—right where the Beginner Box’s adventure leaves off—and taking your player characters to 5th level, Pathfinder Adventure: Troubles in Otari is an anthology adventure designed to introduce new players to a variety of playstyles and ease their transition into the world of character options presented in the full Pathfinder game.

For groups looking for a longer campaign, we are proud to announce the first 3-part Pathfinder Adventure Path, The Abomination Vaults! This dungeon-based campaign, also set in Otari, takes a group of 1st-level adventurers to 10th level, and tells a parallel story to that in the Beginner Box and Troubles in Otari. The first chapter of Abomation Vaults, Ruins of Gauntlight by James Jacobs, will be available in January, 2021.

I can hear you now: “But, Paizo, you can’t do just one 3-part adventure path without throwing off your entire release schedule!” You’re right! That’s why we’re following Abomination Vaults up with a second 3-chapter adventure path: Fists of the Ruby Phoenix! This campaign starts at 10th level, allowing your Abomination Vault PCs to pick it up after that campaign concludes, or it can stand alone as its own story. We first saw the Ruby Phoenix Tournament—a worldwide test of martial arts and magic held every 10 years—in 2011, so it’s fitting that we’d check back in and see what’s happening with it on the next go-around. Look for more information on this adventure path later in the year.

A few months ago, we released the Pathfinder Gamemastery Guide, and just this week the Pathfinder Bestiary 2 hit shelves and online retailers worldwide. Now, we’re thrilled to announce the Pathfinder Bestiary 3 for a March, 2021 release to fill in the gaps of any iconic Pathfinder monsters that didn’t make the cut for the first two bestiaries. Let us know what you’d like to see included after checking out the newly released Bestiary 2.

Illustration by Wayne Reynolds

Lastly, we take a look at the future of the Lost Omens line of world guides, detailing the tumultuous Age of Lost Omens in which the Pathfinder world finds itself now. Following the release of Pathfinder Lost Omens: Pathfinder Society Guide in September, we’ll next delve deep into the uncommon and rare ancestries of the setting with the Pathfinder Lost Omens Ancestry Guide. This indispensable sourcebook for players and GMs presents new character options for the many ancestries that have appeared in rulebooks other than the Pathfinder Core Rulebook, provides everything a player needs to play a member of such fan-favorite returning ancestries as android, geniekin, and kitsune, as well as a few ancestries that have never been available to player characters in the past!

Pathfinder Lost Omens Ancestry Guide cover illustration by Ekaterina Burmak

And that wraps up our week of announcements and previews from PaizoCon Online. Thanks for tuning in to twitch.tv/officialpaizo for our livestreamed panels and Pathfinder and Starfinder games, and stay tuned through the weekend with even more games. PaizoCon Online is the largest convention we’ve ever put on, and so we must send a special thanks to our many volunteer Game Masters offering adventures for players around the world, around the clock. We couldn’t have done it without you. We’ll formally close out the show on Sunday, but until then, stay safe and roll high.

Mark Moreland
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This is all great news! Will the Stheno be available for the Ancestry Guide?


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SOMEBODY SAY KITSUNE???


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MEYANDA!? MY GIRL IS BACK!?


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Android! I am so happy!!


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Troodos wrote:
MEYANDA!? MY GIRL IS BACK!?

What!? that would be some amazing fan service <3


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It would be awesome if that were Meyanda - she became a major character in my Iron Gods campaign.

But I'm pretty sure the default assumption is that she died, so it seems unlikely...


MaxAstro wrote:

It would be awesome if that were Meyanda - she became a major character in my Iron Gods campaign.

But I'm pretty sure the default assumption is that she died, so it seems unlikely...

The clothing is identical to hers, so I can't imagine it's anyone else.

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Allips plz!


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Troodos wrote:
MaxAstro wrote:

It would be awesome if that were Meyanda - she became a major character in my Iron Gods campaign.

But I'm pretty sure the default assumption is that she died, so it seems unlikely...

The clothing is identical to hers, so I can't imagine it's anyone else.

It sure looks like her, clothes, purple hair and all.


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I’m choosing to believe she’s one of Cassandalee’s faithful now.

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Kitsune are back! Wooo!


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Is that a confirmation that the geniekin are an ancestry instead of a versatile heritage? =/


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Did they say when the Beginner Box is coming out?


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Hooray for these products! Hooray for the kitsune and it looks like a grig.


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They said on the panel that Pixies and Grigs are heritages for the Sprite ancestry.


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Feiya: ROW FASTER! ROW FASTER! YOU FOOL! YOU FOOL!

Jirelle: I'M ROWING AND USING THE SAILS! THE BOAT CAN'T GO ANY FASTER!


So cool!


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Heh, also looking forward to seeing ancestry options for Tieflings, Aasimar, Dhampirs, Changelings, Kitsune, and Suli! :D

Also looking forward to seeing the 2nd Edition Graveknight!

Also hoping for some subracial feats for specific subraces of elves and half-orcs! Like a snow elf frost magic feat or a jungle half-orc warding tattoos feat?


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The Gold Sovereign wrote:
Is that a confirmation that the geniekin are an ancestry instead of a versatile heritage? =/

They said it was a versatile heritage similar to Aasimars, Tieflings, and Duskwalkers.


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I think grave knights are in the 1st bestiary.


Terevalis Unctio of House Mysti wrote:
I think grave knights are in the 1st bestiary.

Indeed, they are.


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Hate to sound like a spoiled brat but I'm a little sad there's not a book with more classes coming next year. Was hoping for a once a year book with character options. I guess the ancestry guide counts but yeah, was hoping for classes.


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Gaulin wrote:
Hate to sound like a spoiled brat but I'm a little sad there's not a book with more classes coming next year. Was hoping for a once a year book with character options. I guess the ancestry guide counts but yeah, was hoping for classes.

We only know the releases up to spring, summer and fall are still open.


The nagus would be neat.

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They've stated an interest in playtesting all future classes (until we f+*& that up), so we'll be getting a playtest before we get a class in a hardcover.

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Gaulin wrote:
Hate to sound like a spoiled brat but I'm a little sad there's not a book with more classes coming next year. Was hoping for a once a year book with character options. I guess the ancestry guide counts but yeah, was hoping for classes.

We have not announced everything. Gen Con Online is still a big event for us. ;)


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Zaister wrote:
Troodos wrote:
MaxAstro wrote:

It would be awesome if that were Meyanda - she became a major character in my Iron Gods campaign.

But I'm pretty sure the default assumption is that she died, so it seems unlikely...

The clothing is identical to hers, so I can't imagine it's anyone else.
It sure looks like her, clothes, purple hair and all.

...Okay, I choose to believe.

In that case.

HYPE. :D

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Hmm, a grig as a player ancestry huh. I had made a design for sprites with grig and pixie as heritages, thinking that Paizo would never make a creature like that an ancestry. Will be cool to play as one of them methinks.


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Aaron Shanks wrote:
Gaulin wrote:
Hate to sound like a spoiled brat but I'm a little sad there's not a book with more classes coming next year. Was hoping for a once a year book with character options. I guess the ancestry guide counts but yeah, was hoping for classes.
We have not announced everything. Gen Con Online is still a big event for us. ;)

I didn't think about that!! Hype train refueled!! (I am still crazy excited for APG and ancestry guide)


Lots of exciting stuff announced today, with the upcoming archetypes for me at the top.

(PS. Article probably missing the "Advanced Player's Guide" tag)


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Is the Lost Omens Ancestry slated for January or March? What happened the Lost Omens Absalom book and the big city map?

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All the discussion on today's panels about evil APs make me think that it should be Razmir Must Die, with the Red Mantis putting that plan into motion for the greater "good".


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Cyfer wrote:
Is the Lost Omens Ancestry slated for January or March? What happened the Lost Omens Absalom book and the big city map?

Neither! Slated for February.


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Ezekieru wrote:
Cyfer wrote:
Is the Lost Omens Ancestry slated for January or March? What happened the Lost Omens Absalom book and the big city map?
Neither! Slated for February.

Yay! Birthday Kitsune & Androids!

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Cyfer wrote:
Is the Lost Omens Ancestry slated for January or March? What happened the Lost Omens Absalom book and the big city map?

Both products are currently delayed. I messed up and didn't assign enough pages to the Absalom book to do it right, so I'm holding it back until it's as awesome as we can make it. James Jacobs and I have added about 20 additional locations to the manuscript (the city now has a temple for every core god, for example). We've also been working on an NPC appendix that has short summaries of more than 300 inhabitants of the city. So when you go to a shop, you can cross reference the shopkeeper in an NPC appendix and find out who she is friends with, who she is plotting against, and how all of it might play out into an adventure hook to lure the PCs into adventure.

We're hoping the book will be out by the end of the year. If not, it will be very shortly thereafter. The map folio will come out at the same time as the hardcover.


Gaulin wrote:
Hate to sound like a spoiled brat but I'm a little sad there's not a book with more classes coming next year. Was hoping for a once a year book with character options. I guess the ancestry guide counts but yeah, was hoping for classes.

Personally, I don't mind a slower release pace for heavy mechanical stuff like classes. I'd rather see existing classes get more options.

I mean, PF1 had 40 classes at the end, each of which had several archetype variants. These were spread out over about a dozen books. That's incredibly hard to keep track of.


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First, the best thing I have ever done was moving to Pathfinder 2e, second you guys do not disappoint and third:

Bestiary 3 wish list

Aghash
Alraune
Asuras
Flail Snail
Jorogumo
Kamadan
Nue
Vargouille
Xenopterid (with a 2-action Rip Head off where if the creature reduces you to 0 hp with this attack you're quite dead)


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Erik Mona wrote:
Cyfer wrote:
Is the Lost Omens Ancestry slated for January or March? What happened the Lost Omens Absalom book and the big city map?

Both products are currently delayed. I messed up and didn't assign enough pages to the Absalom book to do it right, so I'm holding it back until it's as awesome as we can make it. James Jacobs and I have added about 20 additional locations to the manuscript (the city now has a temple for every core god, for example). We've also been working on an NPC appendix that has short summaries of more than 300 inhabitants of the city. So when you go to a shop, you can cross reference the shopkeeper in an NPC appendix and find out who she is friends with, who she is plotting against, and how all of it might play out into an adventure hook to lure the PCs into adventure.

We're hoping the book will be out by the end of the year. If not, it will be very shortly thereafter. The map folio will come out at the same time as the hardcover.

WOW! That sounds amazing, Erik. This book is even more ambitious than I realised — like Sandpoint on steroids. Godspeed, sir. You are doing Sarenrae’s good work. I didn’t think I could possibly be more hyped about a Paizo book.

As far as Bestiary monsters go, so many of my favorites are in there already: Clockworks, Sahkil, Imperial Dragons, and Tooth Fairy! Valkyries and maybe a Charybdis would be fun. I’d also like to see animals rounded out a little more: monkeys and raccoons for sneaky familiar creatures, and owls. I was just reading about the House of the Sky and the Giant Owls who have made there aerie there, debating and amusing themselves watching travelers from below, and rewarding those who earn their respect with an enchanted whistle capable of summoning them. Owls play such fun roles in fantasy, from Kaepora in Zelda to Hedwig to the giant owls in Narnia’s Silver Chair, and the giant iterations had fun gimmicks in 1E that made for fun, non-combative encounters which I’d love to see transfer over.

And Strix! Because angry bird people are fun!


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Terevalis Unctio of House Mysti wrote:
The nagus would be neat.

I didn't know we were getting Ferengi . . . .


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Erik Mona wrote:
James Jacobs and I have added about 20 additional locations to the manuscript (the city now has a temple for every core god, for example).

o_o...even LAMASHTU and URGATHOA? I mean, good for those gods and all that jazz but one would think civilized society would at least frown on a temple dedicated to a goddess of insanity and birthing monsters as well as a goddess of disease and undeath. Of course, I'm assuming those temples are legal and not hidden from the public (and the Absolom city guard).

Erik Mona wrote:
We've also been working on an NPC appendix that has short summaries of more than 300 inhabitants of the city.

Awesome, my GF says she hopes you'll include NPC's for Shelyn's Beauty Parlor. She needs her spa days to relax after getting all dirty and sweaty while adventuring after all. ;)

Personally I wouldn't mind a Burlesque Parlor dedicated to Arshea but I'd imagine we'd have to wait for a manual guide to Magnimar for that. ;)

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Berselius wrote:
Of course, I'm assuming those temples are legal and not hidden from the public (and the Absolom city guard).

This seems an unwarranted assumption to me.

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Salamileg wrote:
Gaulin wrote:
Hate to sound like a spoiled brat but I'm a little sad there's not a book with more classes coming next year. Was hoping for a once a year book with character options. I guess the ancestry guide counts but yeah, was hoping for classes.
We only know the releases up to spring, summer and fall are still open.

Given the well-established demand and their absence from the APG, I really do think we should look for guns(lingers) sometime next year.

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Shisumo wrote:
Salamileg wrote:
Gaulin wrote:
Hate to sound like a spoiled brat but I'm a little sad there's not a book with more classes coming next year. Was hoping for a once a year book with character options. I guess the ancestry guide counts but yeah, was hoping for classes.
We only know the releases up to spring, summer and fall are still open.
Given the well-established demand and their absence from the APG, I really do think we should look for guns(lingers) sometime next year.

Highly unlikely, since again, playtests.


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Rysky wrote:
Shisumo wrote:
Salamileg wrote:
Gaulin wrote:
Hate to sound like a spoiled brat but I'm a little sad there's not a book with more classes coming next year. Was hoping for a once a year book with character options. I guess the ancestry guide counts but yeah, was hoping for classes.
We only know the releases up to spring, summer and fall are still open.
Given the well-established demand and their absence from the APG, I really do think we should look for guns(lingers) sometime next year.
Highly unlikely, since again, playtests.

There could be a playtest planned for this autumn, just like the APG was announced at last year's Gencon and the playtest came out in November.

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AnimatedPaper wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Shisumo wrote:
Salamileg wrote:
Gaulin wrote:
Hate to sound like a spoiled brat but I'm a little sad there's not a book with more classes coming next year. Was hoping for a once a year book with character options. I guess the ancestry guide counts but yeah, was hoping for classes.
We only know the releases up to spring, summer and fall are still open.
Given the well-established demand and their absence from the APG, I really do think we should look for guns(lingers) sometime next year.
Highly unlikely, since again, playtests.
There could be a playtest planned for this autumn, just like the APG was announced at last year's Gencon and the playtest came out in November.

Fair point.

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Will the Ancestry book have all new options or mixed reprinted and new.
If the latter what is the percentage?


Yes I think the announcements so far seem like the remainder of 2020 and the first half of 2021

The exception seems to be on the AP line

I would guess Gen Con would be for an advanced class guide if that is how it will be structured

I was going to pose the question about which 4 would make that cut. But if it has a class focus than there might be 6-8?

During discussion on classes there was often mention of witch and oracle being up there really high on popularity and nearly making the core 12. Does anyone know what data this was based on and have access to it? I am interested to know the full list. Was it PFS registrations?

Amongst other things I would like to know if gunslingers and kineticists are really as popular as reading these boards would have you believe


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Gunslingers are unpopular in my local but pretty well liked on the boards, in my experience!

I’ll be fully joining 2e once kitsune and gunslingers are available, so it would be convenient for them to happen around the same time :P


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How many of the uncommon ancestries in the book will be available in PFS2 without a Boon?


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Cylerist wrote:

Will the Ancestry book have all new options or mixed reprinted and new.

If the latter what is the percentage?

I'm pretty hopeful it'll be all new options. If they're essentially giving the older ancestries the "Lost Omens Character Guide" level of attention the core ancestries got there, plus also doing the same for the new introducing ones, we're already coming up to 3/4s of a typical Lost Omens book.

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