Paizo and TYPE40

Tueday, November 29, 2022

Type40 is very proud to announce our new partnership with Paizo! We absolutely love the rich and inspiring lore of Pathfinder and Starfinder and look forward to creating new and exciting ways to help you enjoy your games.

The Pathfinder and Starfinder tabletop roleplaying games allow you to immerse yourself in exciting adventures with your friends. You can travel across the fantastical lands of Golarion, discovering unknown adventures where you can unleash your hero in Pathfinder! If you’d like to venture further, you can journey across the galaxy aboard your starship, exploring an amazing science-fantasy universe full of aliens, magic, and adventure in Starfinder!


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But what is Type40?

Type40 is a multi-award winning design studio with a shared vision “to help gamers have as much fun as we can” by producing the highest quality inworld artifacts for gamers, collectors, and enthusiasts across both the physical and digital spaces. Type40 has been producing award-winning games, art, and artifacts for over a decade. Find out more on our website here!

So what happens now?

The creative cogs are turning here at Type40, and we’re confident we’ll be able to bring you something that will encompass your excitement as much as it does ours. Meanwhile, if you’d like, follow this link to sign up for our newsletter so you won’t miss out on any announcements. If social media is your thing, you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

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Signed up for the newsletter, Facebook page, and took a look at their website. Now I am waiting to see how this may improve my PF2E games (or not). :)


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So do they sell props?

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Lost Omens, PF Special Edition Subscriber

Excited to see what's released.


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I honestly have no idea what Type40 is or what they do or what this means for PF/SF based on that corporate-speak press release.

Paizo Employee Director of Marketing

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What physical objects from the Lost Omens/Pact Worlds setting would you like to see them create?


MurderHobo#6226 wrote:
I honestly have no idea what Type40 is or what they do or what this means for PF/SF based on that corporate-speak press release.

Same, but there is a link

Apparently, they make things. Could be cool.

Vigilant Seal

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Aaron Shanks wrote:
What physical objects from the Lost Omens/Pact Worlds setting would you like to see them create?

I'd love a pocketwatch with the glyph of the open road. Perhaps with an internal light as well.

Dark Archive

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I think a to-scale Starfinder Society badge/enamel pin would be super cool!


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Aaron Shanks wrote:
What physical objects from the Lost Omens/Pact Worlds setting would you like to see them create?

A Wayfinder that can double as a dice box!


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Glad to see I wasn't the only one left confused by what exactly they made until I read the comments and looked at the site, lol.

Now that I understand, this is a really cool partnership! I'll have to sit and think on what kinds of things would be cool to see, though I do like the ideas of the last few posts already.

Additional ideas just off the top of my head as maybes:

* The Starstone as like a table centerpiece.
* The seals of Tar-Baphon
* Pins of the various faction, society, deity, nation, etc, symbols/flags.
* Tacking on to Zebeev's post: Various physical wayfinders and aeon stones I think could be cool.
* Some of the things that have come up in APs like Sihedron medallions, or bead bracelets with the Strength of Thousands class beads.

Hmm, I'm sure there's plenty more, but that's what I can think of for now as potentials.


Fancy Harrow deck. Wayfinder. Holy symbols. Reproduce a bunch of stuff from Grand Bazaar and Travel Guide.

Evil Hat did some fancy Fate Point tokens. Something similar for hero points could be cool that could double as in-universe currency examples.

The Exchange

Pathfinder Maps Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
Aaron Shanks wrote:
What physical objects from the Lost Omens/Pact Worlds setting would you like to see them create?

Aeon stones! Immovable rods! Folding boats! All are now within my grasp!

Actually, now that we sort of have an idea of its physical description, The Starstone feels almost inevitable.


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fancy wayfinder mainly


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Wayfinder with a compass and LED light


I'd like something like: Lem's flute; Seelah's and Valeros's shields; Red Raven's mask; Seoni's and Ezren's staves; an uber-deluxe Harrow deck; military-styled metals or awards for Absalom's city watch, same for Knights of Lastwall; replica of Pathfinder Chronicles #5; a non-gaming leather carrying bag like the Pathfinder Online one (but fancier)... and Gom-Gom from 1e.


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I don't know if we have a completed world map or not, but a globe of Golarion would be HIGH on my list.


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WatersLethe wrote:
I don't know if we have a completed world map or not, but a globe of Golarion would be HIGH on my list.

Ooh, yeah! Definitely wouldn't hear any complaints from me for that!

Sovereign Court

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WatersLethe wrote:
I don't know if we have a completed world map or not, but a globe of Golarion would be HIGH on my list.

This would be awesome!

Also to add on to others comments, I'll second a Wayfinder with a light, sihedron, and the starstone.

Second Seekers (Jadnura)

Pathfinder Starfinder Society Subscriber

Lifesize doshko pls
Bonus points if it also shoots out superheated plasma!


Azlanti Diamond anyone?

Okay, I'm certain I will not be able to afford any of this but the idea alone is terrific.


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Quote:
Type40 is a multi-award winning design studio with a shared vision “to help gamers have as much fun as we can” by producing the highest quality inworld artifacts for gamers, collectors, and enthusiasts across both the physical and digital spaces. Type40 has been producing award-winning games, art, and artifacts for over a decade. Find out more on our website here!

My work has been doing a lot of cybersecurity testing lately - specifically sending out phishing e-mails and scolding those who click on the links. Some of them are pretty good and this paragraph reminds me a lot of those. It doesn't quite tell you what it is but it sounds kinda interesting and is deliberately a little confusing. (Does an "producing inworld artifacts" for a RPG mean they write something in a book? Or do they mean a real-world replica of something described in the book? Maybe I should click to find out.)

Which is another way of saying I have been conditioned to NOT click on that link and find out more about Type40.


Pathfinder Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber
Bureau of Managing Expectations wrote:
Quote:
Type40 is a multi-award winning design studio with a shared vision “to help gamers have as much fun as we can” by producing the highest quality inworld artifacts for gamers, collectors, and enthusiasts across both the physical and digital spaces. Type40 has been producing award-winning games, art, and artifacts for over a decade. Find out more on our website here!

My work has been doing a lot of cybersecurity testing lately - specifically sending out phishing e-mails and scolding those who click on the links. Some of them are pretty good and this paragraph reminds me a lot of those. It doesn't quite tell you what it is but it sounds kinda interesting and is deliberately a little confusing. (Does an "producing inworld artifacts" for a RPG mean they write something in a book? Or do they mean a real-world replica of something described in the book? Maybe I should click to find out.)

Which is another way of saying I have been conditioned to NOT click on that link and find out more about Type40.

I felt the same way, honestly. I googled instead of clicking the link!


This sounds suspiciously like NFTs (Non Fungible Tokens), unless I have misunderstood what is being marketed here.

Paizo Employee Director of Marketing

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mikeawmids wrote:
This sounds suspiciously like NFTs (Non Fungible Tokens), unless I have misunderstood what is being marketed here.

Type40, in addition to physical products, makes digital, 3d models of props that can be used in conjunction with virtual tabletops and such.

Liberty's Edge

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Aaron Shanks wrote:
What physical objects from the Lost Omens/Pact Worlds setting would you like to see them create?

I second the idea of an actual high-quality Wayfinder that is a functional compass, flashlight/torch, and small container.

Liberty's Edge

The ideas above, especially wayfinders and Sihedron. Also the Imperial Seals of Minkai.

I guess the Imperial/Royal crowns of Minkai, Irrisen and Taldor could be on the line too.

Badges for Absalom cops could be nice too.


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I would love to see a version of Absalom Station, something that could be hung from the ceiling would be awesome.


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It makes sense to me to tie this into aps and make pertinent items/relics/artifacts alongside the adventure release.

Grand Archive

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For physical products, a globe would be nice, yes, but there are probably still too much of the rest of the continents (others from Avistan) that are not defined, so might be "too early" for a fully detailed one.
We might try to think about things that looks like things they are already doing. They do Cthulhu journals, so... Maybe official "Pathfinder Chronicles Journals"! That would be nice. :O
Wayfinder would be nice too, that I agree.
Looking at their current products, AP "props" might be better as... virtual only cause yeah... their more complicated props are quite costly. XD
But I always love props.


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The Raven Black wrote:

The ideas above, especially wayfinders and Sihedron. Also the Imperial Seals of Minkai.

I guess the Imperial/Royal crowns of Minkai, Irrisen and Taldor could be on the line too.

Badges for Absalom cops could be nice too.

A Sihedron already exists.


A Traveler’s Any-Tool (1st Edition version; 2nd Edition version). I picture this as working something like a giant Multi-Tool/Swiss Army Knife, but packaged to look like something the Pathfinder Society would use. I was also going to mention All Tools Vest 1st Edition version, no 2nd Edition version yet), but that sounds beyond our current technology (and if you DID try to implement the command word function with current voice recognition technology, it would most likely regularly go on the fritz like Inspector Gadget's outfit, to judge from the luck I have with phone voice recognition systems).


If you're going to do a digital 3-D model of something, Absalom Station's exterior would seem a natural.

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