July 2023 Organized Play Monthly Update

Thursday, July 6, 2023

OPC Musings

Happy July, everybody! I hope those of you who attended Pride events last month had a lovely time; I certainly enjoyed Seattle Pride. Now, however, is the month of a different sin. Tragically not Sloth, there’s too much to do!

Gen Con is less than a month away! We’ll have over 500 tables of games running in Indianapolis and several hundred sessions online as well. I can’t wait to see the Sagamore filled to the brim once again; Gen Con’s a lot of work, but the dopamine hit is worth it. After that, no rest for the wicked—we’ve got plenty to do this fall between the Pathfinder Remaster, fall conventions, and several other things I’m so close to being able to talk about.

Luckily, this month’s update is much shorter than last month’s! Look out for a blog later this month about the Pathfinder Society rule changes for Year 5, but for now, let’s dive in.


Digital Adventure Releases

These adventures will be available on July 26, 2023.

Pathfinder Society

Pathfinder Society Scenario #4-16: Dacilane Academy's First Great Prank War*

Pathfinder Society Scenario #4-17: Trapping the Hag's Claw*

Starfinder Society

Starfinder Society Scenario #6-05: Unearthing Ulumbia*

*part of a subscription


First Seeker Election

Last month we announced the four candidates to be the next First Seeker of the Starfinder Society! If you haven’t checked out the blog already, head over to meet Aurora Everbright, Dr. Heldin Sevaile, Nykiti Lampadephoros, and Sarmak.

On Paizo Live last week I also revealed the campaign posters for the candidates! The art team hit it out of the park with these. Head over to paizo.com/firstseeker to download the posters so you can print them out and plaster them all over your game store’s walls.

The ballot will open on August 3 with the launch of SFS #6-06: Tomorrow’s Seekers at Gen Con. We encourage everybody to play through the scenario as many times as you want before casting your vote! The polls close on October 31, 2023.


Sanctioning Update

We’ve had a busy month in the sanctioning mines! Last month we released sanctioning for The Enmity Cycle, the standalone Pathfinder adventure, as well as Pathfinder Lost Omens Highhelm, the latest infusion of Golarion lore. We also posted sanctioning documents for both A Few Flowers More and Operation Seaside Park, the two Free RPG Day adventures for this year (for Pathfinder and Starfinder, respectively). Remember that after Free RPG Day, these adventures are not permitted to be run for credit until July 25, 2023.

We’ve been hard at work getting Pathfinder Rage of Elements ready for Gen Con, and I think you’ll see it ready for play on the first day of the show! The Stolen Fate and Drift Hackers Adventure Paths are also ready to fly as soon as the sanctioning documents are in my hands, which should be any day now. After that, our focus will turn to the Sky King’s Tomb AP, as well as the twin knockout punches of Starfinder Enhanced and the new Pathfinder Player Coreand GM Core.


GM Recognition

This month, two new Campaign Service Coins were awarded to volunteers by their RVC. We award these coins to members of the community who have gone above and beyond to provide an exceptional program to the community at large. Campaign Coins are awarded based on nominations; if you believe someone in your community is deserving of this award (whether or not they are a Venture Officer), send an email to organizedplay[at]paizo[dot]com with their name and reasons.

Congratulations to:
Joe Blomquist, who now holds a Campaign Coin and Organized Play ID #876
Jeff Stop, who now holds a Campaign Coin and Organized Play ID #877


Conventions

Watch this space next month for what I hope will be some very exciting news on the convention front! I’m not able to discuss it just yet, but we’ve got some big news coming.

Until then, I’ll remind you all that in addition to Gen Con in a little under a month (!!!), there are plenty of local conventions this summer and fall. Check out our Conventions calendar to see where you can find Paizo Organized Play activities!

I told you this month was shorter! Until next time—Explore! Report! Cooperate! And, apparently, gossip?

Alex Speidel
Organized Play Coordinator

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Grand Lodge 4/5

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Pathfinder Adventure, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Huzzah!

Second Seekers (Jadnura) 5/55/55/55/5

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Congratulations Joe and Jeff!

Grand Lodge 2/5

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The AMZAING Alex Speidel wrote:
Now, however, is the month of a different sin.

Wait, what sin is this month? You didn't say, and I've got places to go and sins to commit!

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

Woot. Can't wait to play in person at Gencon.

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Woohoo, go Joe!

Grand Lodge 4/5 ** Venture-Agent, Colorado—Denver

The links for the PF Society scenarios just bring me back to this thread.

I do look forward to playing them, though!

Advocates 3/5 5/55/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Conventions—PaizoCon

Congrats Joe and Jeff!

So excited for GenCon Online! And to find out about Ulumbia! I've got guesses as to the plot, and I hope I'm wrong! XD

Dark Archive **

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Can't wait to pull out a Kineticist at GenCon. Have my GM baby ready to go to level them up a bit. That book can't come out soon enough!

** Venture-Agent, Ohio—Columbus

GG to the new campaign service coin holder! also cant wait to run those new PFS scenarios, year 4 has been pretty cool.

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roll4initiative wrote:

The links for the PF Society scenarios just bring me back to this thread.

I do look forward to playing them, though!

Likewise about the links for the PFS scenarios. The titles are certainly evocative.

Grand Lodge 4/5

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Here are the links in the meantime.

Pathfinder Society Scenario #4-16: Dacilane Academy's First Great Prank War

Pathfinder Society Scenario #4-17: Trapping the Hag's Claw

The Exchange 2/5 **** Venture-Agent, New Hampshire—Nashua

Congrats to both Joe and Jeff!

Grand Archive

Woot woot! For Joe and Jeff!!

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