Enhance Your Play with Digital Partnerships

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

As a publisher, Paizo has consistently led the way in producing games, adventures, campaigns, and accessories that bring your tabletop gaming experience to life. We take great pride in giving our players and Game Masters all the tools they need to maximize the experience.

Pathfinder, Starfinder, and Paizo logos overlayed over composited art from different books

Did you know that Paizo also supports play across virtual tabletops with that same commitment to excellence? From cooperative projects with license partner platforms like Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, Foundry VTT, d20Pro to digital assets that are easily usable with the VTT of your choice, Paizo provides tools to enhance play around tables both physical and virtual.

Our partnerships include tools from industry pros like Hero Lab (https://www.wolflair.com/) with support for both 1st and 2nd Edition Pathfinder. And our recently announced partnership with Demiplane to build an official digital toolset in Pathfinder Nexus (https://app.demiplane.com/nexus/pathfinder2e) continues to move forward with opportunities for early access.

Check out the marketplace on your preferred virtual tabletop, or our webstore at https://paizo.com/store/gaming/accessories/virtualTableTop for access to the best in adventures, maps, rules support, and more!

For more information on individual digital platforms, see the list below. However you choose to engage with our worlds, we thank you and look forward to telling epic stories together!

Tools:

  • Pathfinder Nexus on Demiplane – pathfindernexus.com
  • Herolab character creation and maintenance tools – wolflair.com

Browser Based VTTs:

Installable Client VTTs:

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Digital resources sure are helpful! :)


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When I saw this, the first thing I thought was to point out Discord-based resources like Org Play Online (which can be found at http://pfschat.com/). Or point out the previous online guest blogs? (Part 1 and Part 2)


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FoundryVTT support was one the key reasons it was smooth to move my group to PF2

Liberty's Edge

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To be blunt, Foundry's amazing support for PF2 is literally why I moved to PF2 from PF1. Without it? I doubt we'd be playing PF2.

In that chicken and egg game? Love for Foundry's PF2 support came first. It's that good.


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Our group started playing Pathfinder with the second edition. At first we tried Roll20, because of its reputation and standing with D&D, but we were disappointed in the slow pace of release of the adventures. We then switched to Fantasy Grounds, which was much more up-to-date with official releases, and the automation was fabulous. However, the learning curve was pretty steep, and you often had to recreate your characters from scratch every time a major revision of the software was published.

We've now settled on Foundry for nearly 2 years. It's wonderful! It strikes a nice balance between the intuitive accessibility of Roll20 and the automatization of Fantasy Grounds, and you can tell the team handling the integration of Pathfinder content is passionate about its work. I heartily recommend it for anyone wanting to try Pathfinder 2E on a VTT!

Second Seekers (Jadnura)

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I love Foundry and hope Starfinder catches up with Pathfinder 2e.

Dark Archive

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Invested too much money in roll20 to have time and energy to learn this new fangled foundry people keep trying to sell to me ;P


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Thanks for making this post highlighting the various digital options! Hoping most people can find a solution for them if they find a need to be online.


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Roll20 for me as well, have Foundry and have done FG and I'm still on Roll20 myself

Tom


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Nexus is going to be amazing. I love having the full books in a readable format on my phone. I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of the LO line to Nexus. Hopefully Paizo finishes the review soon! Also huge fan and supporter of foundryvtt.


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I appreciate Foundry being listed in this digital partnership blog. It is my VTT of choice and I hope to see more content officially supported on it!

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redeux wrote:
I appreciate Foundry being listed in this digital partnership blog. It is my VTT of choice and I hope to see more content officially supported on it!

Value your opinion on PFS/SFS so seeking it here.

With Foundry it looks like you have to do all the heavy lifting? There are no modules to purchase like you do on Roll20, correct? If so, it seems to me it is far easier to do a pickup game or self-made campaign on Roll20 than Foundry. Is that accurate?


Anorak wrote:
redeux wrote:
I appreciate Foundry being listed in this digital partnership blog. It is my VTT of choice and I hope to see more content officially supported on it!

Value your opinion on PFS/SFS so seeking it here.

With Foundry it looks like you have to do all the heavy lifting? There are no modules to purchase like you do on Roll20, correct? If so, it seems to me it is far easier to do a pickup game or self-made campaign on Roll20 than Foundry. Is that accurate?

This is only for PFS as I do not know about the Starfinder Foundry team. But if you own the PFS PDF there is a module that automatically extracts all maps, creates the monsters of those statted up in the PDF and such. It basically does all the work for me when running APs in prep time.


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Onkonk wrote:
Anorak wrote:
redeux wrote:
I appreciate Foundry being listed in this digital partnership blog. It is my VTT of choice and I hope to see more content officially supported on it!

Value your opinion on PFS/SFS so seeking it here.

With Foundry it looks like you have to do all the heavy lifting? There are no modules to purchase like you do on Roll20, correct? If so, it seems to me it is far easier to do a pickup game or self-made campaign on Roll20 than Foundry. Is that accurate?

This is only for PFS as I do not know about the Starfinder Foundry team. But if you own the PFS PDF there is a module that automatically extracts all maps, creates the monsters of those statted up in the PDF and such. It basically does all the work for me when running APs in prep time.

Yes, in general there is a PDF To Foundry module for PF2e that exists in Foundry that supports most (cautious to say all just in case, but the person who runs it works very diligently and hard) PF2e PDFs, including APs.


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Anorak wrote:
redeux wrote:
I appreciate Foundry being listed in this digital partnership blog. It is my VTT of choice and I hope to see more content officially supported on it!

Value your opinion on PFS/SFS so seeking it here.

With Foundry it looks like you have to do all the heavy lifting? There are no modules to purchase like you do on Roll20, correct? If so, it seems to me it is far easier to do a pickup game or self-made campaign on Roll20 than Foundry. Is that accurate?

Not quite accurate for PF2. Would be accurate for PF1/SF if R20 has those modules.

For PF2 there is a module called "PDF to Foundry" by Fryguy. Fryguy is a volunteer who buys every adventure/AP/scenario/etc and then teaches his module how to pull pieces out of the PDF and then put that into a world. The end result is that you can then take your watermarked PDF and it will follow the same steps to build you a world with walls, lighting, actors, journals, and in some newer adventures -- even tokens. EVERY single PF2 adventure is covered. From AP's, to modules, to one-shots, to PFS scenarios, quests, and bounties, Free RPG day, and anything else I'm forgetting. I'm not aware of any other VTT that supports that level of content.

Also as part of the core foundry system all character options are included for free under OGL. This makes throwing adventures together very easy whether you use an importer or not.

That said, there is still a strong community desire for official paid content like we see on R20/FGU/etc. Whether it is art assets (token packs) or premium modules for AP's that add an even more unique experience. I love PDF to Foundry and really admire all the work that has been put into it but I don't think we as a community should be reliant on it. I also don't think Fryguy should have to buy every PF2 PDF out of pocket and then build the worlds for free.

Currently there is no importer for PF1 or SF. It would be a lot of work and require someone to similarly work for free after buying PDF's. Another reason official content would be advantageous in Foundry

Liberty's Edge

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redeux wrote:


Currently there is no importer for PF1 or SF. It would be a lot of work and require someone to similarly work for free after buying...

Thank you for the detailed reply! Hrmm it seems for now I will stick with Roll20.

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