While Gen Con won’t be happening in Indianapolis this year, Gen Con Online promises to be just as jam-packed with Organized Play events! We’ve got nearly 900 game sessions scheduled, so let’s take a look at some of the new scenarios we’ll be premiering.
Pathfinder Special: 2-00 The King in Thorns
In our first multitable interactive special for Pathfinder (second edition), the Pathfinder Society travels deep within the jungles of the Mwangi Expanse, ready to do battle with a powerful fey adversary, the Thorned Monarch, whose shadowy plots have vexed the Pathfinder Society since its founding days. Adventurers will unlock lost magic and discover long-forgotten secrets—that is, if they don’t fall prey to the Monarch’s tricks! This interactive special currently has 70 tables scheduled at a variety of level ranges.
Starfinder Special: 3-00 The Last Bite
With her machinations laid bare, Datch is ready to execute the final stages of her plan: become the head of AbadarCorp and twist it for her nefarious purposes. Only the Starfinder Society can stop her plans in their tracks in this brand-new interactive special! The agents will have to battle drones, win friends and alliances, and work together to complete Luwazi Elsebo’s final mission and close the books on this saga.
Gen Con will also see the premiere of a several new Pathfinder Society scenarios:
In PFS 1-24: Lightning Strikes, Stars Fall, Pathfinders chart a path through the Numerian wilderness, dealing with all matter of twisted and technological foes and a nefarious group that’s determined to make sure they never return.
In PFS 1-25: Grim Symphony, Pathfinders explore a haunted mansion in Ustalav filled with treasure – and discordant evil!
PFS 2-01: Citadel of Corruption kicks off the new year with a Decemvirate-led expedition into the corrupted forests of Iobaria.
PFS 2-02: Mountain of Sea and Sky ask the Pathfinders to secure a new lodge on an oceanside mountain in Minkai. Magical disturbances have sent the island’s guardians and wildlife into disarray. Through exploration, diplomacy, magic, and blade, the Pathfinders can set things right and earn welcome to a newly harmonious land.
We’ll also be releasing Quest 13: Falcon’s Descent, our final quest, in which the Eagle Knights request assistance with a band of slavetaking duergars, as well as our first Bounty, titled The Whitefang Wyrm, in which Pathfinders between missions accept a bounty to track down a dangerous dragon in the frozen Crown of the World. Starfinder released its first two offerings for Year 3, Crash Down and The Subterranean Safari, at ConCurrent, and you’ll find plenty of tables for both at Gen Con as well.
Not to be forgotten, the Pathfinder Adventure Card Society will feature tables of the interactive special 6-99 Tyrant of the Harrow, which debuted at PaizoCon and pulls the heroes into the Harrowed Realm populated by storybook characters. We're kicking off Year 7: The Year of Reborn Strife with zombie hijinks in the streets of Kaer Maga in 7-1: Attack of the Twice-Born. We’re also premiering the PACS 2020 Open: The Last Night at Everstand, in which teams take on the role of embattled defenders against foreboding odds to compete against each other for fame, glory and prizes!
In addition to all these events, we’re featuring tables of some old favorites from Pathfinder (first edition) as well as selections from Year 1 of Pathfinder (second edition) and Year 2 of Starfinder Society. With nearly 900 tables over the four days of the convention, we’re sure you’ll have plenty of opportunities to roll some (virtual) dice!
The event catalog is live now at https://www.gencon.com/online, and player registration will begin on July 13. Badges are free and can be obtained now at their website. We do want to let players know that Gen Con event tickets are $2 per event, plus tax. Gen Con has pledged to donate a portion of each ticket to I Need Diverse Games; you can learn more about them at https://ineeddiversegames.org/. Our Quest and Bounty offerings are all free-of-charge and available to walk-in players as well.
All our games will take place on the Paizo Organized Play Online Events (POPOE) server, which we have used successfully for PaizoCon Online and ConCurrent. You can join it now at http://discord.gg/j3rhjJS. If you don’t already have one, we recommend registering for an Organized Play number at https://paizo.com/organizedplay before the event.
If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below, or join the POPOE server and ask away! We look forward to seeing you all at Gen Con Online!
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Thursday, July 9, 2020