A large crowd milled about the entryway to Skyreach. From all over Golarion, would-be adventurers had traveled to the Grand Lodge and applied for membership in the Pathfinder Society. Tengu feathers brushed against kobold scales as members of Golarion’s varied peoples brushed shoulders, waiting for the Society’s leadership to open the doors and announce who would receive the rank of initiate to begin their training. Just as the crowd grew restless, with grumbling voices tired of waiting filling the air, the doors opened and Janira Gavrix stepped out, flanked by Ambrus Valsin and Drandle Dreng. She opened a scroll and began to read.
With Gen Con Online just two weeks away, the organized play team remains focused on getting our last items out the door. The Gen Con organizing committee has also just finished meeting to put polish on the final pieces. And while we won’t be building out the Sagamore Ballroom this year, our offerings are no less impressive—the Gen Con catalog includes approximately 900 events in six languages. We’ve got one-hour Quests and Bounties, two-hour Adventure Card Society scenarios, and five-hour Scenarios for both Pathfinder Society and Starfinder Society, not to mention more events soon to come: panels featuring Paizo staffers talking about some upcoming products, answering fan questions, and giving a peek into the life of a Paizo staffer. We’ll post a full panel schedule as well as other information to our website shortly.
But we have even more goodies for you, our players, before we get to Gen Con. Last week, we revealed that kobolds will be an always-available ancestry option for Pathfinder Society players upon release of the Advanced Players Guide. Here and now, in advance of the book’s release, we’re happy to reveal the sanctioning for the other character options available from the APG—if you want to play that swashbuckler or witch at Gen Con, you’ll be able to! Check out our ongoing Character Options blog for these updates.
Venture-Captain Naiaj sighed as she swiped another set of documents off her datapad. “They were supposed to be here weeks ago” she muttered, knowing her companion would hear her over the din of the bustling spaceport.
The vesk next to her smirked. “Yes, yes, but these things take time, you know? Sometimes I think you find things to worry about, just to make sure you don’t run out.” Radazsam knew he could get away with needling the gnome; underneath her stern, monochromatic exterior was a warm heart. Plus, he’d already seen his contact approaching through the crowd.
Before Naiaj could formulate a response, she spotted them as well: a pale lavender vesk with the most elaborate set of facial bone spikes she’d ever seen, followed by a green-furred skittermander. Despite all laws of physics, the six-armed creature appeared to be hauling no less than 12 boxes of various sizes. “Well,” Naiaj said as they approached, “it’s about time. Let’s see what you’ve brought from the Veskarium, shall we?”
Fear not, Starfinder Society players, we have things for you as well! How about a fully sanctioned Starship Operations Manual and Near Space? Note that the former, as a book focused on starships, doesn’t have any options for your characters to take, but we’ve still included it in our sanctioning for the sake of completeness. But in the latter, you’ll find many new items for players to use in telling their characters’ stories, including alternate options for vesk, skittermanders, and more; new weapons and fusions; and a few archetypes and themes to flesh out your Starfinders.
But enough chatter. Time to make more characters!
Until next week,
Explore, Report, Cooperate!
Organized Play Manager
Organized Play Associate
New Character Options for Pathfinder and Starfinder Society Play
Thursday, July 16, 2020