In our monthly announcement, we stated our intention to sanction more content this month. Mid-month, we released our sanctioning for Lost Omens Pathfinder Society Guide. Today we’ve got more exciting sanctioning news for our community!
Before we dive into the details, we want to answer an important question.
Question: Hey, I’m not in the know on this whole Organized Play business. What does any of this mean?
Answer: Players participating in Organized Play adventures (for both Pathfinder and Starfinder) earn credit for their playthroughs in the form of Chronicle Sheets. Think of these Chronicle Sheets like record keeping so that when a player plays with a new GM, that GM has all the records of what that player’s character has accomplished. For most Adventure Paths that Paizo produces, the Organized Play team takes the time to sanction them so players can get Organized Play credit for playing through them. This means that players can enjoy the Adventure Path stories while also earning credit for their Organized Play characters.
On the Starfinder side, we’re happy to announce that the remaining three adventures of the Threefold Conspiracy Adventure Path are now ready, meaning that the entire Adventure Path is now sanctioned for play!
We’d also like to remind everyone that we’ve sanctioned several Adventure Paths for Starfinder Society credit, including: Dead Suns, Against the Aeon Throne, Signal of Screams, Dawn of Flame, and Attack of the Swarm. You can find the sanctioning document download link on any of the adventure product pages for the associated adventure path!
Our next focus is on the exciting Devastation Ark Adventure Path and we’ll have more news regarding our timelines before the end of the year.
For Pathfinder (second edition) players, who's ready to join the circus and save Absalom and the rest of the Starstone Isle from calamity? If your answer is you, great news! The Extinction Curse Adventure Path is now sanctioned for play! And with it, the rare, pug-faced shoony ancestry makes an appearance on the list of purchasable Achievement Point rewards.
After careful consideration, we’ve decided against sanctioning the Agents of Edgewatch Adventure Path for Pathfinder Society play. Agents of Edgewatch contains themes and content that are best explored in a home group setting, among players who are comfortable engaging with them together. We will, however, be adding a curated selection of player-facing rules from the adventure path to the list of rewards you can purchase with Achievement Points.
If you’re looking for other adventures that earn credit for your Pathfinder Society characters beyond our typical scenario lineup, check out the Age of Ashes Adventure Path and the standalone adventures The Fall of Plaguestone and Little Trouble in Big Absalom, as well as Pathfinder Bounties for first-level characters!
Our next projects on the Pathfinder side are the Pathfinder Beginner Box, The Slithering adventure, and future releases. We are also taking a look at some of the last adventure paths of Pathfinder (first edition). We don’t have a definitive timeline, so keep an eye on the monthly update blogs for more news.
If you missed it earlier, please check out our blog about changes to the 5 nova and 5 glyph GM rank program.
Starfinder Society Developer
Organized Play Managing Developer
Sanctioning Update: Adventure Paths
Thursday, October 29, 2020