Third Party Kon, a Celebration of the PaizoVerse

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

By Pete Zupan, r/Pathfinder2e mod and host of Rise of the Rulelords podcast.

Paizo publishes more adventures, character options, and monsters for Pathfinder and Starfinder than many could play in a lifetime…

But is it enough?

There are more ideas about ways to experience Pathfinder than even Paizo can keep up with, and the PaizoVerse community has stepped up to fulfill those needs. Authors, including a growing number of Infinite Masters, are creating new classes, monsters, and adventures every day on Pathfinder Infinite. Plus, they’re empowered to expand on the Lost Omens setting in “what if-style,” non-canon ways. Third Party Kon wants to celebrate that.


T.P.K Third Party Kon text based logo


With the success of events like Beginner Box Day, we saw the power of the community to rally around a game we love. Over 300 people and 60 GMs participated in the inaugural event, and since then, the r/Pathfinder2e subreddit has surpassed 55k members. The event couldn’t have succeeded without help from the community, nor could it prosper just on player zeal. Rather, the efforts of a dedicated group of content creators and publishers have helped bring the game to a wider audience, showing people how many other options are out there. As the PaizoVerse grows, so does the love of the game. More and more often, publishers are adding Pathfinder Second Edition as an option for their rulebooks and adventures, and platforms like Foundry VTT are joining in adding exclusive Pathfinder products like the deluxe Beginner Box module and Bestiary Tokens!

Third Party Kon is a celebration of the PaizoVerse in all its forms. What is the ‘PaizoVerse’? It’s the growing collection of actual plays, bloggers, youtubers, podcasters, artists, and publishers who have made the hobby of playing Paizo-made games into a community.

During the President's Day weekend:

  1. We’ll be airing a 24-hour stream of interviews from the best creators in the PaizoVerse and live plays of third party adventures from shows you know and love.

  2. Of course, no gaming convention would be complete without free game demos! During TPK, players and Game Masters will get to experience the breadth of community-created ancestries, classes, spells, weapons, monsters, settings, and adventures of third party content at no extra charge.

Of course, we can’t do this without the participation of the PaizoVerse! TPK is accepting pitches to join our stream until January 14th. The first round of demo materials will also be added starting January 21st, so make sure your product is among the first that players see! Send your stuff to pf2events.com/creators.

Be part of the first PaizoVerse-run celebration! Make sure to join us for TPK, February 17 to 20, 2023 at pf2events.com, and join the largest group of Pathfinders at reddit.com/r/pathfinder2e.

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Tags: Community Conventions Pathfinder Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Starfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game

Pathfinder Card Game, Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber

This is a GREAT idea!


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Would probably be better to plug /r/Pathfinder_RPG in favor of /r/Pathfinder2e.


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Armok: God of Blood wrote:
Would probably be better to plug /r/Pathfinder_RPG in favor of /r/Pathfinder2e.

Yeah the 2e subreddit is... something else to be sure. Some really... interesting moderation choices as well.

Just uh... yeah just use the normal pathfinder reddit.


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I've never had a negative experience with the 2e subreddit. What moderation issues are you alluding to?

Just because you don't personally play PF2 doesn't mean the community for the current game shouldn't be a focal point... especially when this post and the aforementioned Beginner's Box Day are literally the efforts of the PF2 subreddit.


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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

I can't speak for anyone else, but their "Don't be TRAASH" rule does not extend to religion, as they let someone get away with posting using a box of (unconsecrated) communion wafers as table tokens and letting the subreddit have a good laugh about it.

So in my opinion they're garbage.


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Leon Aquilla wrote:

I can't speak for anyone else, but their "Don't be TRAASH" rule does not extend to religion, as they let someone get away with posting using a box of (unconsecrated) communion wafers as table tokens and letting the subreddit have a good laugh about it.

So in my opinion they're garbage.

TRAASH stands for transphobic, racist, ableist, abusive, sexist, and homophobic. Can you tell me which one of those using crackers as game tokens is?


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Dracology wrote:
Armok: God of Blood wrote:
Would probably be better to plug /r/Pathfinder_RPG in favor of /r/Pathfinder2e.

Yeah the 2e subreddit is... something else to be sure. Some really... interesting moderation choices as well.

Just uh... yeah just use the normal pathfinder reddit.

Pathfinder2e is the normal Pathfinder subreddit for 2e though. Do you have examples of those moderation choices? I'd be happy to advocate to them for change if there's a pattern of something, and I'd be surprised if they weren't receptive.

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I can't speak for anyone else, but their "Don't be TRAASH" rule does not extend to religion, as they let someone get away with posting using a box of (unconsecrated) communion wafers as table tokens and letting the subreddit have a good laugh about it.

So in my opinion they're garbage.

Just to explain where my opinion will be coming from: I grew up Catholic. In the Catholic tradition, the priest literally transforms the bread into the body of Christ, so messing with it at that point is a really big deal. Before that transformation though (unconsecrated as you say), it's literally just bread, so I guess I'm confused about the offense? Was there a nasty anti-religion tone to it?

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TRAASH stands for transphobic, racist, ableist, abusive, sexist, and homophobic. Can you tell me which one of those using crackers as game tokens is?

Normally I'm on your side, but let's not be bad faith. It's reasonable to understand that the TRAASH rule is about not being rude to entire groups of people in general. The person you're responding to is trying to make a case of the mods discriminating against a religion, and you bet people would be citing that rule on reporting any antisemitic or islamaphobic posts as well.


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The best part of that Reddit is that its aggressive moderation policies keep some people away, as evidenced by this thread.


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I fail to see any issues with using unconsecrated wafers for... anything. They're just food at that point. And how do you know that poster wasn't Catholic?

The average R/Pathfinder_RPG user believes that 2e is a creation by the devil made to ruin their favorite game, and also gets like half the daily visitors as r/Pathfinder2e. It would not be very useful to post stuff there, because anything that does get posed there related to 2e either gets mega downvoted or very little traction, while the 2e sub is very active and vibrant.


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Grankless wrote:

I fail to see any issues with using unconsecrated wafers for... anything. They're just food at that point. And how do you know that poster wasn't Catholic?

The average R/Pathfinder_RPG user believes that 2e is a creation by the devil made to ruin their favorite game, and also gets like half the daily visitors as r/Pathfinder2e. It would not be very useful to post stuff there, because anything that does get posed there related to 2e either gets mega downvoted or very little traction, while the 2e sub is very active and vibrant.

And again... this blog post is written *by* a mod from the PF2 sub, talking about a new effort that community is doing after their previous successful one. Saying a different subreddit should be highlighted here is a bit like saying "Check out Catalyst Game Labs instead!" on a random Paizo news update.


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Armok: God of Blood wrote:
Would probably be better to plug /r/Pathfinder_RPG in favor of /r/Pathfinder2e.

It's not a plug, the event was created by the r/pathfinder2e subreddit team. r/pathfinder_rpg is not involved.

We still support the idea - which reminds me, I need to crosspost the announcement. Brb. And please, let's not fight, ok?

-mod of r/pathfinder_rpg

Wayfinders

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Great idea! Considering current events there's never been a better time or need to celebrate third party content.


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The timing seems especially appropriate when certain entities *cough* Hasbro/WotC *cough* are attempting to crush the life out of competition and innovation...

Certainly shows the difference between them and Paizo, no?


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Pathfinder Pathfinder Accessories, Pawns, Starfinder Accessories, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

The timing is coincidental, for the record. Planning started many months ago and it was always intended to highlight third-party creators.


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Pathfinder Pathfinder Accessories, Pawns, Starfinder Accessories, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Also, the mod team has had a significant amount of changes in the last 18 months or so. Any events prior to that aren't necessarily reflective of the current mod team's sensibilities. While I'm not familiar with the post in question, it would, at least, surprise me if no action would be taken by the current team if we saw something like that reported. As described, it would likely at least be a violation of rule 2: Be Kind and Respectful.

That said, we also don't get into specifics on moderation actions taken with other users. If you see objectionable content, please report it.


My only critique of this would be looking at the TPK board and seeing not a single woman or person of colour. This is a major trend in this hobby, and possible on of the hobby’s biggest issues/losses.


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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens Subscriber

Really excited for this! I am also in love with the name.

Grand Lodge

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Hello all! I am the blog author, as well as mod on r/Pathfinder2e. I'm happy to answer any questions creators or players might have about the event here, on twitter @Rulelord2e, or through the contact email on the website :)


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I love PF2 as a Game
But I LOVE Paizo as a company... NEVER GIVE UP!!!
you have my dice ;)

Paizo Employee Director of Marketing

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If the r/Pathfinder_RPG or r/Starfinder_RPG mods or community, or any others, decide to put in an event or have a reason to provide a guest blog, they need only reach out to us. Thanks for playing, creating community and content for Starfinder and Pathfinder!


Pathfinder Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

This sounds like a whole lot of fun!

Paizo Employee

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I'm so excited for all of this!

Liberty's Edge

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Smutchings wrote:
My only critique of this would be looking at the TPK board and seeing not a single woman or person of colour. This is a major trend in this hobby, and possible on of the hobby’s biggest issues/losses.

Oddly, when I looked at that page, I found this under one of the photos of someone whom I am not assuming their chosen gender. "JAMES BECK

Co-Owner of Eldritch Osiris Games, Deadly D8 host, & Professional Idiocy co-host he/they/she"

Is it more important to have great creators based on their skin pigmentation and gender, or the content of their creations? Personally, I don't care what someone looks like or where they are on the gender spectrum. If I'm here for great gaming content, THAT is all that matters to me.

Go ahead, flag my post. Someone had to say it.

Dark Archive

This is an awesome thing to see happening! I am exciting to see the variety of games that they end up having.

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