Paizo at Gen Con Online 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020

Watch the Gen Con Online 2020 recording of “Paizo 2020 and Beyond.” Erik Mona’s presentation starts 30 minutes into the stream and lasts one hour. Erik’s energy and enthusiasm are contagious and we highly recommend you watch it!

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If you prefer to read your news, here is an overview of Paizo at Gen Con Online. These are basically Erik’s show-notes and all the things we want you to know, all in one place!

GEN CON PRODUCT RELEASES

Our featured product releases are:

But wait, there’s more!

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

The “hub” for all Paizo activities at Gen Con is paizo.com/gencon. This is the best and easiest way for you to participate in organized play on our Discord server and to find our streaming events. The show streaming schedule is hosted there, as well.

The Pathfinder Second Edition Humble Bundle is still active through this upcoming Tuesday. The Humble Bundle is the best way to try out Pathfinder Second Edition and support The National Urban League, The Carl Brandon Society, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Paizo.com is running a special sale during Gen Con. The code “Gencon2020” (one word) entered at check-out unlocks a 20% discount on a single purchase at Paizo.com. (Not valid on subscriptions, backorders, preorders, or non-Paizo PDFs.)

UPCOMING STARFINDER RELEASES

The Devastation Ark Adventure Path

The discovery of millennia-old ruins sets off a chain of events that puts an ancient titanic spacecraft on a deadly course toward the Pact Worlds! It is the first high-level Starfinder AP; tt starts at 13th level. It makes a great capstone for most existing SF APs and will be published in three volumes, August 2020–October 2020.

Fly Free or Die Adventure Path

A crew of scoundrels, rogues, and misfits tries to profit while being targeted by a crime boss, preyed upon by faceless mega-corporations, and hounded by rivals. It will be published in 6 volumes and launches in November.

Alien Archive 4

More than 100 new aliens, including many aliens suitable for use as player character races. It will release in November 2020 as a 160-page hardcover.

Galaxy Exploration Manual

This is slated as our April 2021 hardcover. As a toolbox for players and GMs, it will be the ultimate guide to exploring the galaxy! It focuses on trailblazing, exploration-based sandbox play. It will include new rules for every class, a robust PC background generator, a compelling exploration system, and quick systems for designing worlds.

UPCOMING PATHFINDER PRODUCTS

Pathfinder Beginner Box

This October 2020 release has an MSRP of $39.99 and contains everything you need to get started with Pathfinder Second Edition. The Hero’s Handbook has 72 pages and contains rules for dwarves, elves, and humans, clerics, fighters, rogues, and wizards. It will support 1st-3rd level play. The Beginner Box rules are the same as Core Rulebook, with more examples, explanation, and fewer choices to make the game easier to pick up. There is also a Game Master’s Guide with rules for adventure design, environments, magic items, 50 monsters, and more. The Intro Adventure: Menace under Otari and there is Otari mini-gazetteer too!.

Wait there is still more!

  • 4 pre-generated heroes
  • 6 blank simple character sheets
  • 124 hero and monster pawns (with plastic bases)
  • 16 action tokens
  • 6 rules reference cards
  • complete set of polyhedral dice

Otari Trilogy

Otari, from the Beginner Box, is now the “starting town” of Pathfinder Second Edition, and ties into the Pathfinder Adventure: Troubles in Otari. It has 64 pages and is a trio of adventures set in and around Otari, available in November 2020, and can be played with the Beginner Box or Core Rulebook rules. Following that, the Abomination Vaults Adventure Path will have 3 volumes, January 2021–March 2021, and explore a huge dungeon outside Otari!

Pathfinder Lost Omens Pathfinder Society Guide

Scheduled for October 2020, this is the definitive guide to the Pathfinder Society for Pathfinder Second Edition. It includes a faction overview with important NPCs, new feats, spells, and other rules options tied to campaign setting lore. The rules will be sanctioned for Pathfinder Society Organized Play. And the art is amazing!

Pathfinder Lost Omens Ancestry Guide

February 2021 we will bring ancestries: Lizardfolk, androids, geniekin, kitsune, sprites, and more!

Pathfinder Bestiary 3

Coming March 2021! Combined with the previous two Bestiaries, Bestiary 3 completes the “core rules” monsters. We have no plans for Bestiary 4 and will deliver monster content in a different format after this.

Fists of the Ruby Phoenix Adventure Path

As a sequel to “The Ruby Phoenix Tournament” Pathfinder Module, which we published 10 years ago, your players can participate in a once-a-decade martial arts tournament. This will have 3 volumes and be released April 2021–June 2021.

PLAYTESTS

Playtesting is critically important to us. We have announced two playtests. The Starfinder Tech Revolution Playtest is for the new nanocyte (nanotechnology) class and mech rules. It is active now through September 18, 2020. The Starfinder Tech Revolution hardcover releases July 2021 at Gen Con.

Pathfinder Secrets of Magic Playtest will be active September 7 – October 18 2020 for the Magus and Summoner classes. The associated Pathfinder Secrets of Magic hardcover releases July 2021 at Gen Con.

PARTNERS

Owlcat Games: Kingmaker Computer Game

The game releases to consoles (PS4 & XBOX ONE) on August 18. That day, James Jacobs and Mark Moreland will host a stream of the game on our Twitch channel.

Beadle & Grimm’s

They are producers of high-end gaming supplements and will be creating Pathfinder Character Chronicles via a Fall 2020 Kickstarter. They will create hardcover character records with all class-relevant rules and more.

Don’t miss the special panel hosted by B&G this Saturday 12-1 p.m. Eastern: Beadle & Grimm's Comes to Pathfinder!
Learn about the new Pathfinder Complete Chronicles for your favorite Pathfinder Second Edition character. Join Matthew Lillard and the rest of the crew for this exclusive sneak peak into what's coming soon!

WizKids

Starfinder Battles has begun! Two sets of six pre-painted minis, Galactic Heroes & Galactic Villains, are already available. More Starfinder Battles are coming soon!

The Pathfinder Foam Replica Life-Size Goblin debuts! It is 3 feet tall, has an MSRP of $450, and the release is targeted for November 2020.

ORGANIZED PLAY

We’re running HUNDREDS of games at Gen Con on our Paizo Organized Play Online Events Server on Discord. Go to paizo.com/gencon. There are still a few tickets available, but we always try to accommodate walk-ins. We recommend arriving 30 minutes before scheduled start time for mustering. Thanks to all Organized Play players, GMs, and volunteers!

Ok, I’ll admit that was more than an overview. Thank you for your patronage and participation. Happy Gen Con Online!

Adventures Ahead!

Aaron Shanks
Marketing and Media Manager

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February 2021 we will bring ancestries: Lizardfolk, androids, geniekin, kitsune, sprites, and more!

lizardfolk already exist right? from lost omens character guide?

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Aetheldrake wrote:

February 2021 we will bring ancestries: Lizardfolk, androids, geniekin, kitsune, sprites, and more!

lizardfolk already exist right? from lost omens character guide?

Sorry that was not clear. Yes, they do. The Lost Omens Ancestry Guide places the spotlight on the uncommon and rare ancestries of the Inner Sea (like geniekin, androids, kitsune, sprites, and more!), providing information on their cultures and place in the world. It will add to existing ancestry options, like lizardfolk.


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So GEM is basically a combination GM's Guide and Ultimate Campaign sourcebook? Okay.


Pathfinder Card Game, Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber

Aaron, thank you for the summary! Looking forward to 2020 and Beyond! :)


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Paizo Blog wrote:
... We have no plans for Bestiary 4 and will deliver monster content in a different format after this.

I'd love to have more details as to what this means.


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zag01 wrote:
Paizo Blog wrote:
... We have no plans for Bestiary 4 and will deliver monster content in a different format after this.
I'd love to have more details as to what this means.

From what was said in the panels, future monster books will be more thematic, so rather than just 300 new monsters to cover all bases, we might get a "Planar Bestiary" or a "Horror Bestiary" (neither of those was something they called out, it's conjecture on my part based on their description).

Grand Archive

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shadram wrote:
zag01 wrote:
Paizo Blog wrote:
... We have no plans for Bestiary 4 and will deliver monster content in a different format after this.
I'd love to have more details as to what this means.
From what was said in the panels, future monster books will be more thematic, so rather than just 300 new monsters to cover all bases, we might get a "Planar Bestiary" or a "Horror Bestiary" (neither of those was something they called out, it's conjecture on my part based on their description).

Yep, this is exactly how I see it too. And TBH, they kinda started already, B3 will have a minor focus on "Urban" monsters.


Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path Subscriber

I wish they nail this beginner box, it would put them right on the top!

2e has had to earn every fan it has after a sluggish start, but its so promising. Great reviews and fast content has placed it where it needs to be, Paizo just needs to do this one right and reap the rewards.

A digestible, well edited handbook without messing with the rules (ahem, Starfinder box). A memorable adventure and lots of tips, guides on it.

Fall of Plaguestone was far from Introductory.. this will surely hit the spot, hopefully.

I like it handling 3 levels and not all classes, ancestries. Whatever is in there needs to just be handled fully and here, we, go!.

Grand Lodge

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What makes you think 2E had a "sluggish start"?


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TwilightKnight wrote:
What makes you think 2E had a "sluggish start"?

I'm not talking number wise, but its no secret that there was a bit of a stumble with the playtest. However, a great product was delivered. Still, some people have been reluctant to try it, this could change that.

Just based on what ive seen on forums and groups.

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