Greetings, players! As we close out 2021, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite things: numbers and data! Let’s review some of the accomplishments and events of 2021, shall we?
Major Conventions: 4; PaizoCon Online, PAX Online, PaizoCon Online Europe and Gen Con Online
PaizoCon Tables: 839, run by 243 GMs
PAX Online Tables: 81, run by 38 GMs
PCOE Tables: 260, run by 115 GMs
Gen Con Online Tables: 429, run by 132 GMs
Other Supported Conventions: 80, running nearly 4,000 tables of adventures worldwide
Scenarios Released: 57, including 2 interactive specials
Rulebooks Sanctioned: 10
Adventures Sanctioned: 31
Ziggys Saved: 1
Sanctuaries Shattered: Wouldn’t you like to know
Total Tables Run Worldwide: Over 15,000!
When I look back at this year, I think the theme is resilience through uncertainty. Between shipping crises (remember when the boat was stuck? good times!), the ongoing pandemic, and shakeups at Paizo, this year has been tumultuous, to say the least. But this is the best community out there, and you all have rolled with the punches, adapted to the new terrain, and kept playing with us. I can’t thank you all enough for everything, and I can’t wait to see you all in 2022.
Before I leave you, I have a message from Mike Kimmel to share.
Hey everyone! The end of the calendar year also marks the end of my first year on the Organized Play team. It’s been a year filled with challenges, rewards, and adventures. One of my fondest memories of the year was being able to write my first adventure outline for Paizo, which led to a little bounty called Hillcross Roundup. I’m looking forward to outlining and developing more adventures and tackling more challenges in the months ahead. Later this year, we’ll be wrapping up the Year of Shattered Sanctuaries and jumping into Year 4. I can’t wait to share these exciting adventures with you! I hope I’ll have opportunities to meet and interact with more members of the community in 2022, whether that’s online, in person, or both. I want to hear all about your adventures!
Stay safe and warm, and until next time - Explore! Report! Cooperate! And we’ll see you in 2022!
Organized Play Coordinator
Pathfinder Society Developer
Year in Review: Organized Play in 2021
Thursday, December 30, 2021