Today marks one week until Gen Con Online! Nothing about that sentence is stressful at all, nope. Let’s take a look at some of our upcoming events!
All weekend, we’ll be streaming liveplays with our partners, as well as panels with Paizo staffers to tell you all about our upcoming products. While every panel is a must-see, here are some of the highlights, as chosen by me (coworkers feel free to disagree with me in my DMs):
- Keynote (Thursday 3pm EDT): Join Erik Mona as he talks as fast as he possibly can while spilling as much information about the next year of products as possible! I think his slideshow has clocked in somewhere around 70 slides of beautiful art, so you won’t want to miss this one.
- Catching Up with Paizo Organized Play (Thursday, 5pm EDT): Obviously I’m biased on this one, but Mike Kimmel and Jenny Jarzabski have #plans, and they’ll be teasing some of those plans live with me and Linda!
- Pathfinder Designer Showcase (Friday, 4pm EDT): The Pathfinder Design Team is going to, somehow, talk about every upcoming book in just one hour! This may or may not include details on books Erik announces in his Keynote…
- Ask Paizo Anything: Pathfinder (Saturday, 5pm EDT) and Starfinder (Saturday, 6pm EDT): We mean it, literally anything about the world. Want to know where the best meal in Nantambu is? Dying to find out what the runes of Eloritu mean? Come here and ask the teams behind our games your burning questions! *answers not guaranteed, results may vary
You can see the full stream schedule for the weekend on our Gen Con landing page.
Let’s Play Some Games
This year, we have over 500 games scheduled for Gen Con Online! Tickets for many of them are still available on Gen Con’s website; ticket sales won’t close until the game starts, but many of them will fill up, so don’t delay! Here are some of my favorite scenarios we’re running this weekend:
- PFS 3-99 Fate in the Future and SFS 3-99 Perils of the Past: This year’s interactive special is premiering as our flagship event. Join us on Friday afternoon for the PFS event and Saturday afternoon for the SFS event, as our first-ever linked special takes you on a journey through time and space to solve an anomaly and reunite lost adventurers. We can’t wait for you all to experience this year’s adventure; tickets are still available for both events, so don’t wait, grab one today!
- If you want to dive right into our ongoing storylines, definitely check out PFS Intro: Year of Shattered Sanctuaries and SFS Intro: Year of the Data Scourge. These repeatable adventures will get you right into the action, whether you’re a first-time adventurer or a long-time player!
- For our experienced Pathfinders, we have the entirety of the Breaking the Storm arc running throughout the weekend. This high-level arc brings last year’s metaplot to a close and is a real challenge for experienced characters.
- For my fellow Starfinders, we’ve got a diverse array of scenarios, including Secrets of Stillness, where you’re asked to solve a mystery by one of the faction leaders; Combatant’s Concerto: Prelude to Revolution, in which a party becomes a sinister plot; and A Waltz Through Myriad Worlds, a quest pack where you’ll get to experience four alternate timelines and discover their secrets. All these and more have tickets available!
Don’t forget to join our Discord server to get set up for your games; we’ll be hanging out there all weekend!
As in previous years, we will be running a charity auction to benefit Gen Con’s charity partners: Take This and Trinity Haven. You can read more about both organizations on their websites or at Gen Con’s charity homepage. Last year we raised over $10,000 for charity with boons and other products, and while we’re not ready to announce what we’re auctioning off yet, we hope you’ll join us in raising money for these worthy causes.
We can’t wait to see you all at Gen Con Online, September 16-19! If you have any questions, join our Discord and we’ll help you get ready for the event. Until next time - Explore! Report! Cooperate! And stock up on easy-to-prep meals!
Organized Play Coordinator
Gen Con Online 2021 Preview
Thursday, September 9, 2021