December 2022 Organized Play Monthly Update

Thursday, December 1, 2022

OPC Musings

Happy Kuthona, players! Whether you celebrate Winter Week, First Choices, Crystalhue, Renewal or any other holiday, this time of year is one to gather with friends and family (safely) and enjoy the holidays. I hope you’re all looking forward to your favorite holiday traditions!

This month’s update may be a quiet one, but I assure you that we’re anything but quiet behind the scenes. We’ve started planning for 2023 conventions and over the past couple of weeks, I’ve also heard the pitches for the new seasons of Pathfinder and Starfinder Society. I think you’re all really going to like what we have planned for next year!

I don’t think I have another blog where I get to talk to you all directly before the holiday break, so before I go, let me just say: thank you all so much for your support of our games. We love what we do, each and every one of us, and I’m so lucky that my job puts me in such close contact with our community. I get to hear stories from your tables and experience firsthand the joy that gaming brings. I hope you all have wonderful gaming plans for the holidays, and that your cup runneth over in the new year.


Digital Adventure Releases

These adventures will be available on December 14, 2022. Note the early date due to the holidays!

Pathfinder Society

Pathfinder Society Scenario #4-07: A Most Wondrous Exchange!*

Pathfinder Bounty #21: Against the Unliving

Starfinder Society

Starfinder Society Scenario #5-12: Envar’s Expeditions*

Starfinder Bounty #6: Songbird Rescue

*part of a subscription


The Replacement of Ehu Hadif

For those of you with Starfinder Society characters interested in becoming the new First Seeker, time is running out! The deadline to purchase the First Seeker Candidate boon and send in your information is January 16, 2023.

We’ve got quite a few candidates already, but the more the merrier! We welcome all entries and look forward to hearing about your characters.


PaizoCon Online 2023

Prior to Thanksgiving, we announced that PaizoCon 2023 will be an online-only event. We’re already hard at work planning the show, but we’re looking for attendee feedback on what you’d like to see next year! Please head over to last week’s blog post and drop your thoughts in the comments.

I can already tell you that we’ll be premiering our new Starfinder Society season and interactive special, as well as launching some new Pathfinder Society content as well. We’re looking forward to Memorial Day weekend!


Sanctioning Update

November was a very busy month for us, with major releases across both our product lines.

For Pathfinder Society, Pathfinder Lost Omens Impossible Lands is now sanctioned for play! The new ancestries are available in the boon store and the options are listed on the Character Options page. Next on our radar is reviewing the character options from the Blood Lords Adventure Path, which we hope to add via boons in the boon store. We’re also starting the process of sanctioning Pathfinder Treasure Vault, which has set a record for “most individual character options in a single book” for this edition.

One note on the Impossible Lands sanctioning: we initially listed the kashrishi’s Community Knowledge feat as Restricted. However, the community pointed out that it’s identical to the android’s Nanite Surge feat, which is legal, so we’re changing Community Knowledge to be legal as well.

Over in the Pact Worlds, Starfinder Interstellar Species is now sanctioned for use in Starfinder Society play! Enjoy the new evolutionist class as well as new options themed around 25 fan-favorite species with the sanctioning on the Character Options page. Additionally, Starfinder Adventure To Defy the Dragon is now sanctioned for credit! Players and GMs earn one level of credit for playing this adventure.


GM Recognition

GM Ranks

Whether stars, novas, or glyphs, achieving a 5 ranking in any program involves a substantial amount of time. To achieve the 5th milestone, a GM must run 150 games, of which at least 50 must be unique scenarios and 10 special scenarios as well as run between one and three games for venture-captains (program dependent). A conservative estimate of the time needed to reach the 5th milestone is 650 hours!

This month, we had one GM earn their 5th Glyph for PFS2.

5th Glyph (PFS2): Emese Kollár


Until next time, Explore! Report! Cooperate! And stay warm out there!

Alex Speidel
Organized Play Coordinator

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Advocates 4/5 5/55/55/55/5 ***

"Oooh, Songbird Rescue! That sounds wonderful!"

And it's by the amazing Nicole Heits!

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Congratulations to Emese Kollár on their 5th Glyph! Such a huge achievement

Also those new scenarios look great, and I am ecstatic that our psychic rhino friends have gotten their feat back! Thanks for listening, Alex!

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

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<hype>MOAR ENVAR!</hype>

Dark Archive 4/5 5/55/5 ***** Venture-Captain, Great Lakes

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For my own favorite, Happy Reunion to all! May you find your home with those you love this time of year.

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Congrats to Emese!

Looking forward to these!

Question: Now that Kobolds are available via two sources (and one of them a book) PLUS their backstory material, when are we going to see them as a Species Option purchasable via Starfinder ACP or Always Available? Asking for a friend...

Dark Archive 2/5 *

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Thank you for the change on the kashrishi’s Community Knowledge feat! Much appreciated!

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It's probably too early, but is there any info about Paizocon South Pacific 2023 yet?

Liberty's Edge 3/5 5/5 *** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Congrats to the new 5 glyph GM! Thank you for all of your hard work.

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