Today’s debut of Sundered Waves marks the first appearance of a brand new type of Paizo digital adventure--the One-Shot! Written by Paizo’s Director of Game Design, Jason Bulmahn, Sundered Waves features a jaunt through a pirate’s puzzle-filled dungeon, and is the first release in a new downloadable adventure line!
One-Shots provide single-session adventures designed to fill 3–4 hours of game play. Each includes pregenerated characters to make it easy to jump into the action right away. These aren’t just character sheets, though, they’re beautifully illustrated and fully-developed characters with backstories related to the adventure that make for great cooperative storytelling around your gaming table.
As we’ve embraced more digital initiatives, we know that the ability to present gaming content in a digital form is an important component to gaming these days, and One-Shots provide what you need to play on virtual tabletops and across other platforms of your choice. To celebrate the launch of the One-Shots line, we’ve also created some wallpaper for your mobile and desktop devices.
The Paizo One-Shots join the rest of our adventuring line-up:
Bounties: 1-hour-long Pathfinder side treks perfect to add to any campaign (and which work great as a quick demo!).
Pathfinder One-Shot: Sundered Waves is the first of this product line and available for download at the Paizo Store right now! We hope that you’ll join us for this pirate adventure; it’s what our dear, departed Captain Renlock would have wanted!
We’ll follow that up with two more new One-Shot releases at PaizoCon 2021 — one for Pathfinder and one for Starfinder. You’ll hear more details about those in the weeks to come.
And now some Q&A…
Will Paizo One-Shots be available as a subscription or in print? We don’t have any plans to offer these adventures as a subscription or print product.
Will these be available on virtual tabletops? With the high-resolution maps and image handouts included these should be easy to add to your favorite virtual tabletop. Fantasy Grounds plans to have these available today, with other partners working on making these available natively on their platforms. Make sure to check in with your favorite VTT for an update.
Will these One-Shots be sanctioned by Organized Play? Indeed they will be; in fact, you can download the sanctioning documents for Sundered Waves right here! We are adding the May releases to the PaizoCon schedule.
In celebration of this new release, Pathfinder Society Organized Play will be running a special Double Points weekend for Sundered Waves! All sessions of Sundered Waves run this weekend, March 12-14, will earn double the Achievement Points (8 points for players, 16 for GMs). Games must be reported by 9am Pacific on Wednesday, March 17; any games reported after that will not earn double points. Play-by-post games which begin during the weekend will also qualify; those GMs should email email@example.com after their games conclude and are reported to earn the additional rewards.
Introducing Paizo One-Shots!
Saturday, March 06, 2021