August 2022 Organized Play Scenario Previews

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Hey, all! Alex dropping in with one quick note: these are the previews for our August scenarios. They’ll be making their world debut at Gen Con Indy and Gen Con Online. After that, they’ll be available for PaizoCon Europe, and they’ll be releasing to the public on August 31st. Enjoy!

Alex Speidel
Organized Play Coordinator


Hello Starfinders!

This month we’ve got two delightful releases, so let’s dive right in!

For months, the Starfinder Society has sifted through the wreckage of Histora-Prime's life, working to put an end to any of his remaining schemes and to make reparations for his many crimes. When the Starfinders uncover the existence of a hidden complex in Absalom Station’s Spike owned by Historia-Prime, a team of agents is dispatched to investigate! Explore the complex, uncover its purpose, and escape alive—if you can! Feast your eyes on one of the terrifying foes awaiting you within the—wait, why is it so… fluffy?

Starfinder Society Scenario #5-06: Tarnished Legacy: Historia’s Holdout is an adventure for levels 1–4 by Hilary Moon Murphy. This adventure is the first scenario in the two-part Tarnished Legacy story arc. The second scenario is Starfinder Society Scenario #5-08: Tarnished Legacy: Star Sugar Superstar!!! which releases in September.

Artist Fabio Rodrigues: Cute animal-like robot with big eyes and fluffy tail.

Illustration by Fabio Rodrigues


Meanwhile, the Drift Crisis continues to wreak havoc on the galaxy! On Akiton, unstable planar matter ejected from the Drift has collided with the old mining town of Grat Gwaz, causing regional destruction and rapid biological mutations. From the wreckage sprouts colorful flora which quickly overtakes the region, terraforming Great Gwaz into a lush jungle paradise—a bountiful resource ripe for exploitation. At the request of famed Akitonian Starfinder Avor Stelek, a team of Starfinders is dispatched to investigate the so-called "planar bloom." Rub elbows with opportunistic gangs, hopeful citizens, and scientific investigators on your quest to determine what should be done with the planar bloom! Does the site’s bounty outweigh the danger? Or should the planar bloom be destroyed? The fate of Great Gwaz is in your hands!

Starfinder Society Scenario #5-07: Planar Bloom is an adventure for levels 5–8 by Joan Hong. It’s one of four stand-alone Starfinder Society Scenarios directly tied to the Drift Crisis, a galaxy-wide catastrophe detailed in Starfinder Drift Crisis. While basic knowledge of the Drift Crisis enriches the experience of this adventure, it is not required. The Starfinder Society Drift Crisis Scenarios include: Starfinder Society Scenario Special #4-99: A Time of Crisis, Starfinder Society Scenario #5-04: Fragment of the 4th, Starfinder Society Scenario #5-07: Planar Bloom, and Starfinder Society Scenario #5-14.

Artist Bruno Cesar: Smiling woman with a cup raised in greeting.

“Hara Asula”, artist Bruno Cesar


Take care, Starfinders! It’s a dangerous galaxy out there!

Jessica Catalan
Starfinder Society Developer




Last month we previewed the final scenarios for Pathfinder Society Year 3, which can mean only one thing: this month we get previews for the beginning of Year 4, the Year of Boundless Wonder!

The first Pathfinder Society scenario for August, and for Year 4, is naturally the introduction to this year’s metaplot! The Pathfinder Society has been entrusted with a vast trove of magic items and other treasures, but an old nemesis wants to get her hands on the objects as well. The head archivist, Zarta Dralneen, has tasked a group of agents with sorting through the items in the Grand Lodge’s vaults, but the Society’s enemy has a surprise or two in store for them! When the PCs come face-to-face with unexpected enemies, they must keep their wits about them to survive—and if they do, they may gain some new allies, and valuable insight into their new enemy’s schemes! Pathfinder Society Intro: Year of Boundless Wonder (Scenario #4-01) is an adventure for 1st- through 4th- level characters by yours truly. It’s a “Repeatable” adventure, so you can earn Organized Play credit for multiple characters by playing or GMing the adventure multiple times.

Artist Josef Kucera: Grinning treasure chest

Biglock, artist Josef Kucera


Our next adventure takes us to the Gravelands, a haunted land brimming with undead horrors. The Pathfinder Society has learned of a settlement of refugees trapped within the mist-shrouded borders of the Gravelands. They need help, and they’re running out of time before the Whispering Tyrant’s forces discover them and add their corpses to his armies! The Pathfinder Society seizes on an opportunity to send a small group of agents behind enemy lines, chart a safe path, and get the refugees—including some unlikely new friends—to safety. Pathfinder Society Scenario #4-02: Return to the Grave is an adventure for 1st- through 4th-level characters by Joseph Blomquist. It contains faction missions for the Horizon Hunters and Radiant Oath factions.

Artist Alexander Ngo: a skeletal Pathfinder agent

Illustration by Alexander Ngo


But that’s not all! We have a third Pathfinder adventure in store for August! In the Lands of the Linnorm Kings, the Pathfinder Society is in talks with Linnorm King White Estrid of the Ironbound Isles to secure the rights to explore the Isle of the Ancestors, where she famously bested the crag linnorm Boiltongue in combat. However, the talks have been disrupted by the arrival of Boiltongue’s children—five rambunctious linnorm siblings—in the city of Halgrim. Gorm Greathammer of the Pathfinder Society believes that the ensuing chaos is a test of the Pathfinder Society’s capabilities, and has sent for a group of agents to look after the linnorms and keep them from causing too much trouble while he wraps up negotiations. It’s all fun and games until… never mind, it’s pretty much a disaster from the start!

Pathfinder Society Scenario #4-03: Linnorm’s Legacy is an adventure for 5th- through 8th-level characters by our very own Starfinder Society Developer, Jessica Catalan. It contains faction missions for the Grand Archive and Verdant Wheel factions.

Artist Nicolas Espinoza: Adorable green linnorm

Manglefang, Illustration by Nicolas Espinoza


Explore! Report! Cooperate! Enjoy the Year of Boundless Wonder!

Mike Kimmel
Pathfinder Society Developer

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Linnorm kobolds when?

Paizo Employee 4/5 **

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These illustrations are amazing!

Grand Lodge 4/5 5/55/55/55/5 **** Venture-Captain, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East

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Linnorm's Legacy sounds absolutely amazing, and I can't wait to play it!

Scarab Sages 5/5 5/55/55/5

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squeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEs , cuddles manglefang and scoops him up so fast there's a dopper effect

makes a return trip from the other direction to grab the kitsuneangelbot EEEEeeeeeeeeeeeee

Grand Lodge 2/5 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, California—North Coast

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I cannot wait to run a few of these for my locals. It will be amazing!

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What a fun set of adventures and enticing art you have teased us with.
More than a month you say?! Ah, well. Patience is supposed to be a virtue.


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Xethik wrote:
Linnorm kobolds when?

And Wyvarans, too!

Silver Crusade

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I would (make many other people) die for Manglefang.

Xethik wrote:
Linnorm kobolds when?

Also this.

PLSSSSSSSSSSS

Silver Crusade

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keftiu wrote:
Xethik wrote:
Linnorm kobolds when?
And Wyvarans, too!

And this, Linnorm Wyvarans sound absolutely sick.

Grand Lodge 2/5 Pathfinder Society Developer

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Just wait until you see the art for all of the other linnorm kids. They're precious angels, and they can do no wrong.

Second Seekers (Luwazi Elsebo) 5/5 5/55/55/5

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Mike Kimmel wrote:
Just wait until you see the art for all of the other linnorm kids. They're precious angels, and they can do no wrong.

"Fitches Daycare 1.0 ? BEFORE they invented fire extinguishers. Thats going to be rough....."

Silver Crusade

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Mike Kimmel wrote:
Just wait until you see the art for all of the other linnorm kids. They're precious angels, and they can do no wrong.

Yesssssss

Wayfinders 4/5 5/55/55/55/5 *** Contributor

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My scenarios have been blessed with some truly adorable art.

Shadow Lodge 4/5 5/55/55/55/5 **** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Southern

These all look amazing! I can't wait for my players to experience them all!

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Mike Kimmel wrote:
Just wait until you see the art for all of the other linnorm kids. They're precious angels, and they can do no wrong.

Fact! My little linnorm darlings are adorable.

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