Beadle & Grimm's Comes To Pathfinder — Chaos Ensues

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Today, during Paizo Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Erik Mona’s “Paizo in 2020 and Beyond” seminar from Gen Con Online’s virtual main stage, we announced a partnership with Beadle & Grimm’s, whose high production values on campaign support materials for D&D have been incredibly well-received in recent years. They approached us not about making campaign props and such, but rather for something entirely new that both they and we here at Paizo HQ are incredibly excited about: Complete Character Chronicles! I’ll let the guys from Beadle & Grimm’s explain their vision and plan themselves, but wanted to officially welcome them to the Paizo family and express our enthusiasm about what’s to come.

Mark Moreland
Director of Brand Strategy

Over the past year or so, people have become increasingly aware that Beadle and Grimm aren’t just random names we invented for marketing purposes – they were actual characters that we played and loved for many years.

With that awareness came a lot of questions – who were they? Where did they adventure? What heroic feats did they accomplish? And we found ourselves struggling to provide good answers. The passage of time made names and dates hard to remember, and we often found ourselves mixing up one adventuring party with another. What we were missing, we realized, was a book where all of our journeys and exploits were immortalized – a sort of scrapbook for those characters and the lives they lived. And that’s where the Complete Character Chronicle was born.

A mockup of Beadle and Grimm's of the Complete Character Chronicles book

A prototype of the Complete Character Chronicles.

We had always wanted to work with Paizo, so we set up a meeting and pitched them the idea. What if you could have a single book that contained everything about one character, from birth to death? It would need to be part journal, part character record, part scrapbook, and would also need to contain the key reference pages from all the core rulebooks, so that you’d have every rule, feat and spell right there at your fingertips. Would they allow us access to all their rules, all their best art, and all their newest updates, so we could make this the best character book of its kind?

Thankfully, their answer was “Yes”. In fact, it was “Hell yes, and how can we help?” which is about the best thing you can possibly hear. Now we’re working like mad to live up to that promise. We want this to be the best character journal that you’ve ever seen. We want it to be epic. We want it to be Platinum, because that’s what your character deserves.

We’re grateful to Paizo for welcoming us into their family. Please join the mailing list for our Kickstarter this Fall, and let us know what you want to see next. We can’t wait to hear from you.


Beadle and Grimm's blue distressed text logo

Bill, Charlie, Jon, Matt and Paul

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