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Educate, Entertain, Inspire!

Pathfinder Infinite, Starfinder Infinite, and Paizo are thrilled to welcome you to the PaizoCon 2024 Game Jam!


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Organized Play Preview: 2024 Interactive Events

Hello, everyone! Today we’re giving you a sneak peek into our two upcoming multi-table interactive events for the 2024 Paizo Organized Play season!


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The Godsrain Prophecies Part Ten

Despite my apprehension at reading about the deaths of so many of Golarion’s gods and my continuing belief that these Godsrain Prophecies cannot be taken at their word, I still feel a bit wistful about reaching the end of my analysis. While it is certainly possible that there are other prophecies in this vein, this is the last that I will read before delivering the collection to my Lady.


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Tian Xia Days: Study Hall

From first light to sunset, the Indraracha Institute bustles with activity. The docks continually ferry people in and out of the campus. Meal, study, repeat—every day is a routine at the academy, a routine strengthening the minds and sharpening the skills of the future sorcerers and politicians of Tang Mai.


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Get Ready For Beginner Box Days 2024!

Hey! It’s your fledgling and greenhorn Rulelord Pete here. If there’s three things to know about me, they’re that I am a consummate GM, I think the next iconic should be a shoony, and I want people to try new games! However, it’s not always that easy. Branching out in our collective hobby requires many people to commit time, money, and energy to sit at a table and engage with unfamiliar rules. There are many who might want to try something new but aren’t able to because they can’t find anyone to play with. If this sounds like you, then there’s hope.


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Check Out The PaizoCon Online 2024 Schedule!

Hello and well met! With many shenanigans and much wrangling, we bring you this year’s PaizoCon Online schedule! Included in this year’s schedule is our Twitch programming, Discord programming, and some community content creator streams happening during PaizoCon weekend as well!


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April 2024 Organized Play Monthly Update

These adventures will be available on April 24, 2024.


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Paizo Streams – April 2024

Hail and well met! With April kicking off, we’ve got a handful of Paizo streams to announce! Be sure to follow us on twitch.tv/officialpaizo to be notified when we go live!


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The Godsrain Prophecies Part Nine

As I near the end of my review of the Godsrain Prophecies, I’m reaching the part of any research project that’s the most daunting—the conclusion. While it will of course be up to my Lady to decide what, if anything, to do with these prophecies, I plan to present her with the two or three reasons for their existence that I believe are the most plausible (other than them all being true, which I maintain is nearly impossible).


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Zoetrope Logs, Part Three: Potential for Change

The next morning dawned bright and clear, no trace of the previous day’s storm left on the horizon. Dr. Pom joined me on the research deck for our customary morning tea, sipping in companionable silence until we’d finished our first cup and were contemplating our second.


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It's Foolish To Go Alone

We’ve mentioned before that every now and then, someone makes a typo and realizes that they’ve accidentally created a pun or joke so bad that they must immediately drop it into their team’s work chat, triggering a wave of snickering when we were in office, and now a wave of reaction gifs via the office chat. We’ve even statted them up for previous April Fools’ Day posts.


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Learn the Secrets of The Gap!

Since Starfinder’s initial release in 2017, a larger-than-life mystery has loomed over the setting. What happened to Golarion? How did Absalom Station come to be? And what was stolen from the memories of everyone who lived through the period of time known only as The Gap?


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A Fated Encounter With Dragons!

Salutations! It’s me, Luis Loza! I am saddened to say that we are at the end of our draconic journey. Last week, we took a look at the mighty and benevolent empyreal dragons. This week, we close out our exploration of dragons by looking into the crystal ball and revealing the mysterious omen dragons. Let’s have a look!


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Venture-Gossip on the Town

You know, I genuinely thought that this column would be much quieter than the delicious solstice report from last time but, by Calistria’s sweet whip, there has been so much hustle and bustle, I barely know where to start!


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The Godsrain Prophecies Part Eight

One of the theories that I intend to run by my Lady in my compilation of these so-called Godsrain Prophecies is that they may be warnings of some kind. This is a relatively new addition to my admittedly large list of potential reasons for their existence, which range from sensible hypotheses to outlandish theories, including one recent concern that this has all been a test by my Lady to discern whether I am trustworthy and analytical enough to handle some of her more complex research needs. I know she would never do such a thing, in truth, but after a particularly vivid dream (involving my being back in one of Lorminos’s classes and asked to deliver a talk about a research paper I had somehow forgotten to do), my anxiety briefly took hold.


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Find Your Path — March 2024

Hail and well met, Pathfinders and Starfinders! This month’s new releases call on heroes to save the town of Sandpoint, bring a host of remastered monsters to your table, and send you into Azlanti Space!


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Infinite Top Performers—Feb ‘24

Welcome back to another exciting collection of Pathfinder Infinite & Starfinder Infinite Top Performers!


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Tian Xia Days: The Dead Eat First

It’s 30 minutes until midnight and the river’s delta is gleaming with bits of gold dust coming off the tips of the fires scattered about. Dragon-tailed lanterns illuminate the paths as multi-generational families recount raucous stories.


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Get Your Tickets for PaizoCon Online 2024!

Are you ready for the return of PaizoCon Online 2024? Join us Memorial Day weekend, May 24th–27th, as we once again bring events to your screen with an amazing long weekend of panels, giveaways, and, of course, gaming!


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March Digital Adventure Previews

Venture-Captain Naiaj is recruiting experienced agents for a highly classified mission. While details are scarce, whispered rumors circulating through the Lorespire Complex claim this is an undercover rescue mission slated to occur in the Azlanti Star Empire. Sounds dangerous!


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Pathfinder Second Edition Guns of Alkenstar Humble Bundle

We’ve partnered with our friends at Humble Bundle to celebrate one of Pathfinder’s most unique and iconic settings: the steampunk kingdom of Alkenstar! With the Guns of Alkenstar bundle, you can pick up all the books you need to explore this technological wonderland and support a great cause! Whether you’re playing in person or online with the Foundry VTT virtual tabletop, the Outlaws of Alkenstar Adventure Path awaits. What’s more, this bundle features a hardcover copy of Pathfinder Guns & Gears at the highest tier. It’s an opportunity you can’t afford to miss.


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The Godsrain Prophecies Part Seven

Something that I have been mulling over for some time (but have yet to mention in these annotations) is the naming of the Godsrain Prophecies. By the time I first heard of them, they had already been given that title, but nothing I have read so far has given me any indication as to how or why. Personally, I would never presume to name a collection of this potential impact and importance without a very clear reason, lest I end up in a repeat of the Fatal Four disaster. (To think that one scribe’s decision to include a bit of wordplay in their recounting of a minor historical prophecy would lead to not one but two assassinations is truly beyond the pale!) Issues like this are the reason that Lorminos insisted I read Notorious Names and Narrative Novelties: Navigating the Nuance of Nomenclature early on in my studies (a book that could easily have been 150 pages instead of over 700, in my personal opinion). While I must make reading these prophecies a priority, I will also endeavor to track down the origin of the word Godsrain. For one thing, it is possible there was a mistaken transcription somewhere along the line. Perhaps they should instead be known as the God’s Reign Prophecies, alluding to the end of a specific god’s reign? It is something to at least consider.


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Zoetrope Logs, Part Two: Water in the Storm

After a lovely day and night spent in the river canyons, it was time for our next adventure. “What do you think?” I asked Lythea the next morning, spreading the rough map of the coastline that we’d pieced together out on the table in the galley. “The cartography of this region is incomplete, but my notes suggest that several migratory species congregate in and below the cliffs along the shoreline, somewhere—” I gestured diffidently with a claw. “—near here?”


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Celebrating Women in TTRPGs for Women’s Month!

Hail and well met, Pathfinders and Starfinders!



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Be Not Afraid (of These Dragons)!

Greetings! Luis Loza, here! We’re just about done with our draconic tour of Pathfinder Monster Core. Last time, we took a look at the horned dragon, a remastered take on the green dragon of yore. This time around, we’re taking a peek at a brand-new design by checking out the empyreal dragon. Let’s have a look!


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Pathfinder Encounter: Massacre on the Hill

This encounter takes place in the small town of Navendale at the base of the Aspodell Mountains in Andoran not far from the Cheliax border. Your PCs could be passing through town or restocking and relaxing between adventures. Navendale is small, but it gets a fair number of travelers. One of the draws is the Red Rose Refuge, a popular lodge perched high on a rocky peak overlooking the town. The Refuge, as the locals call it, is known for having musicians play nearly every night, and tonight the famed Brastlewark Trio are performing.


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Field Test #4: Team Up with an Envoy!

Welcome to the fourth Starfinder Second Edition Field Test!


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The Godsrain Prophecies Part Six

As I continue reading through the Godsrain “prophecies,” I have begun to develop a troubling new theory about their origin. I will admit up front that this idea may seem more in line with one of those Another Absalom tales of spies and skullduggery than a scholarly review (though I have always believed that those tales should be studied for their ability to keep the reader’s attention, something we researchers often do not do as successfully as we would like!), but I’ve noticed that several of the prophecies seem to strike at the core of what many think about the divine. This is not to say that gods cannot die, or falter, or fail in some way, but the more I read these documents, the more I can imagine negative outcomes that I might once have dismissed as distant possibilities. What if this is deliberate?


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Tian Xia Days: Dreams of Youth

“To the left!”


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Introducing the Seven Dooms for Sandpoint Player’s Guide

Sandpoint is in trouble again—are you the heroes to step in to save the day?


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Seal Away the Whispering Tyrant in Pathfinder: Gallowspire Survivors

The Whispering Tyrant awaits… Pathfinder: Gallowspire Survivors has officially launched into Steam Early Access! Developed by BKOM Studios in partnership with Paizo, this roguelite bullet hell survivor game allows you to experience the renowned world of Golarion through a whole new lens. Arm-in-arm with a trusted ally, delve into Gallowspire and confront the legendary villain Tar-Baphon!


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March 2024 Organized Play Monthly Update

These adventures will be available on March 27, 2024.


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The Godsrain Prophecies Part Five

One interesting line of thought that I have yet to formally consider goes beyond the question of whether these “prophecies” should be considered equally as a whole to whether the whole of each of them should be equally considered. If, for example, I dismiss the effects of a particular god’s supposed death, does this mean that I am dismissing their prophesied death altogether? Does every part of a prophecy have to come true for it to be considered prophetic? If the vast majority proves true, what is wrong could be an error of translation, interpretation, or prophetic understanding. On the other hand, if most of a prophecy is false, what is accurate is likely a lucky guess. The Windsong Corollaries never reach this sort of sentence-level consideration (a gap that I might perhaps publish a small paper in when my Lady does not need me, so long as I keep things strictly theoretical). I expect a reading of Beyond Aroden: Failed Foretelling in the Age of Prophecy is in short order to establish a bit of a baseline, but it will be up to my Lady (with my assistance, I hope!) to determine what level of possibility and accuracy any of these must have to be fully considered a work of prophecy.


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Zoetrope Logs, Part One: Hooves on Stone

To truly immerse oneself in the natural world, one must view it up close! Though our ultimate goal was to find the Wardens of the Wild, we couldn’t neglect the incredible opportunities for study we found over the course of our investigations, and we made frequent stops to survey the wilds on foot (or on fin or wheel, in Lythea’s case). I hesitate to call them “side expeditions,” for they were valuable in their own right; Chari’s notes and sketches filled several folios we’re still disseminating now that we’ve returned—ah, but I outpace myself.


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Mess With the Dragon, Get the Horns!

Hola! It’s me, Luis Loza! I’ve been taking you through a grand tour of all our new dragons, such as our look at the fortune dragon last time. This time things are a little different. You’ll see what I mean once I start to tell you about the horned dragon. Let’s have a look!


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Find Your Path – February 2024

Hail and well met, Pathfinders and Starfinders! This month’s new releases bring the Pathfinder Remaster Project to your pocket (edition) and pit the Starfinder Society in a race against doomsday!


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Pathfinder Encounter: Eye for an Eye

Captain Blazo Orane’s career as a notorious pirate captain was cut short when a freak storm capsized his ship not far from the city of Riddleport. As stubborn as he was cutthroat, Blazo went down with the ship but awakened several hours later to find himself in the cave of a sea hag named Cyclona. The hag had spared Blazo’s life, but in return, she demanded the captain’s eye. Blazo balked, of course—like any good pirate, he only had one eye left to spare. Unfortunately, his captor was in no mood for mercy. Cyclona plucked Blazo’s remaining eye from its socket, leaving the now-blind man to bleed out while she transformed her grisly reward into a hag eye.


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The Godsrain Prophecies Part Four

It may seem odd that I have not made any notes within the margins of the prophecies themselves. It is certainly not for lack of opinions, but out of an abundance of caution; some of the most heated debates that I have ever witnessed during my studies dealt with the supposed impartiality of the researcher, with some believing that we should be as unbiased as my fellow psychopomps in their judgments of souls in the Boneyard and others noting that our beliefs influence everything we do, and should be acknowledged and even used within the way we work. The arguments grew heated more than once, and while it cannot be said for sure that they led to what some call “The Dueling Quills Incident,” they certainly caused plenty of frayed nerves.


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Tian Xia Days: A Single Drop of Water

Sichen was three when the grandmasters first clashed in Zhining Village. She remembered it clearly. The magistrate’s villa was torn from the earth like an obstinate weed, which made everyone cheer, then it was thrown into the drinkhouse, which made everyone groan. But the grandmasters didn’t care. On her father’s back, her small body bouncing to the cadence of his footsteps as they fled their family’s inn, Sichen watched the fighters with unafraid curiosity. Even as ceramic shattered and geese honked and people shouted, even as a broken oxcart flew into the air with a braying ox in tow, even as magic tightened like a fist about to strike, the grandmasters had eyes only for each other.


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The Abomination Arsenal: Part 5

The Deep Levels!
We’ve delved a lot of dungeons throughout Order of the Amber Die’s history. We’ve delved a few megadungeons too. There is this cool thing that happens when you pass the two-thirds mark of a megadungeon; in 2014, it happened when we reached the eleventh level of The Emerald Spire. In our earlier years, it happened when we reached the third poster map of the Ruins of Undermountain. It happened again during this marathon, when we landed on the eighth level of the Abomination Vaults. You’re close to the end. You can feel the immensity of the megadungeon above you, instead of below you. Barring teleportation, it takes longer and longer each time you trek back up to the surface. Everything is a bit more serious—the pressure to succeed is greater. You’re in what we call “the deep levels” of a megadungeon. Just reaching the deep levels is enough for hand-slaps and hugs around the table, but in the back of your mind is what awaits at the bottom.


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Infinite Top Performers—Jan ‘24

Welcome back to another exciting collection of Pathfinder Infinite & Starfinder Infinite Top Performers!


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February Digital Adventure Previews

Our metaplot continues as the Order of Dawning Fate progresses their plans, unleashing a devastating disaster weapon against a planet in the Vast. Not yet certain which planet the Order is targeting, the Starfinder Society is forced to dispatch teams to numerous planets, spreading their forces thin. You’ve been assigned the planet of Relthune, which is currently experiencing extensive tectonic activity. Race through a city in chaos to find the Order of Dawning Fate, deactivate their weapon, and bring their schemes to an end. Yet, the Starfinders won’t go uncontested! You will face with enemies old and new and be opposed by one of the founders of the Order of Dawning Fate—the drow Kebzec!


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The Godsrain Prophecies Part Three

While it would require someone with far more expertise to confirm this absolutely, I am now convinced that this set of so-called prophecies are all authored by the same hand. Some of this is due to the handwriting on the documents that have been found in more pristine condition (it is perhaps fitting that a prophecy dedicated to the death of the Lucky Drunk was found on a scrap of parchment that looked like it had been dragged through the floor of more than one tavern), but the rest I attribute both to the places in which they were discovered and, I believe, the rhythm of the writing (though I would be a bit more sure of that if I had read The Peculiarities of Prophetic Speech more closely despite what I believe to be a truly excessive number of footnotes). I am sure that Lorminos knows someone who can confirm my beliefs if needed. That is if, of course, my Lady wants a set of writings so inflammatory to be so widely seen. I am far from convinced of the truth of any of them, and a single author could point as much to a singular troublemaker wishing to create strife as someone with a sudden gift of foresight.


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Meet The Doomvelopers

Some two-hundred months ago, I was a wrecked ball of frazzled nerves as I waited for the verdict to come in on the very first Pathfinder Adventure Path. This was before Pathfinder was its own RPG, and while I had experience writing and developing three previous Adventure Paths, this was the first one that wasn’t tied to an established world.


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Dragons Worth a Fortune!

Howdy! Luis Loza here! Last time, we peeked at the cover for Player Core 2 and took a look at look at the conspirator dragon that had earned a spot on the cover. This time I’ve decided to share the draconic wealth and showcase the new fortune dragon. Let’s have a look!


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Paizo Partners with Michael Ghelfi Studios

I’ve always been a fan of the immersion factor that music and sound bring to TTRPGs. I have fond memories from the olden times of collecting sound effect CDs from the Halloween store to use as background ambience for dungeon-crawling sessions (and then probably going through far too much effort trying to make the setting and the encounters at least sort of match the audio). Granted, those weren’t always the best—if you’ve never had the pleasure of engaging in a tense roleplaying session that keeps getting interrupted by random screams and cackling like an extra in a rubber clown mask at a third-tier state fair funhouse, you’re missing out—but fortunately, the breadth and quality of available sound and ambience options have come a long way since then.


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Pathfinder Encounter: The Sound of Love

This encounter takes place at a shrine for the Black Butterfly. Your PCs could have heard rumors of the shrine or have been invited to a heartbondritual taking place at the sanctuary. The shrine is a series of smaller altars and sanctuaries that were built to be traveled between in utter silence with respect to the Black Butterfly, allowing travelers to meditate on the silence between.


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The Godsrain Prophecies Part Two

As I continue my reading of the Godsrain Prophecies’ dire predictions of the deaths of various gods, it should be noted (and will be, in the compiled report for my Lady), that their existence as a collection brings into question the validity of each one. I believe that a corollary of the Windsong Paradox explains this best (as unsettling as this discovery of “prophecy” has been, I relish the opportunity to apply one of my favorites!): each individual prophecy exists independent of the others, as if they each occur in their own solitary void (note, for example, the mention here of a living Pharasma).This means they cannot all be true and, per the corollary, the chance of any of them being true is lessened¹. A reassuring thought that I am happy to consider!


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Tian Xia Days: The Matsuri

No fewer than three songs echoed through Hide and the deer kami as they strolled past the vendors lining the streets of Kasai. Unseen drums shook the air, the bass felt as much as it was heard, while flutes and shamisen competed for the rest of the matsuri’s soundscape. Hide’s stomach gurgled, but the festival food they passed—fried chicken, grilled octopus, and omelet-wrapped sausage—were ill-suited to either of their diets.


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Lore Masters Releasing A New Question Pack!

Lore Masters is releasing a new question pack, aimed at broadening knowledge and proficiency in the spells featured in Player Core.


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Natural Pengu Mobile VTT Is Now FREE To Use!

Greetings, adventurers! We’re Natural Pengu, and we’re developing the Natural Pengu Mobile VTT. We want to bring Pathfinder to your phone and make it available for everyone, from beginners to veterans alike.


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Celebrating Black History Month 2024!

Hail and well met, Pathfinders and Starfinders!
February is recognized in the United States of America as Black History Month, a time when we honor the contributions of Black people to culture, cuisine, science, history, and more. The theme of this year’s Black History Month is African Americans and the Arts, focusing on art as a vehicle for empowerment and a way to preserve history and community.


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The Godsrain Prophecies Part One

I begin my annotation holding death between my talons. An overly poetic beginning, that, and one I will certainly change when I report back to my Lady. Perhaps this a consequence of reading the Godsrain Prophecies, each with its dire tale of the death of a god and everything that comes after. I am reminded of the year I read What Comes Down: A Treatise on Mortal Falls and used the word defenestrate so often in my papers that Lorminos asked me to limit the word to once per page at most!


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Welcoming Fresh and Familiar Faces to Paizo - Feb 2024

Howdy, folks! It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these blogs, and in that time, we’ve added some wonderful new folks to the Creative Department and had a couple of former Paizo creatives return to lend their expertise to Pathfinder and Starfinder. Since it has been a while, some of these folks have been with us for quite a few months, but you didn’t know that and that’s no reason not to join us in welcoming them. It’s been great having new people and new voices on the team in design, development, art, and edit to add their keen experience and varied experiences to the fabric of the Paizo Creative Department.


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Bringing The Flavor - Guest Blog From Pathfinder Infinite

Hi everyone! We at Paizo love to do community creator shout-outs, and our friends over at Infinite have an amazing team we want to spotlight. So without further ado, we present the February Infinite Team+ spotlight!


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Starfinder Playtest Product Announcements!

Hello everyone! As some astute fans have already noticed, we’ve uploaded the first products related to the upcoming Starfinder Second Edition Playtest. For those of you who’d like to learn more, the team thought it wise to provide additional context on what to expect!


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It’s All a Conspiracy!

Hello, hello! Luis Loza here! Last time, we jumped into the Monster Core cover and took a look at the adamantine dragon. This time around, we’re going to be jumping into the Player Core 2 cover to look at the conspirator dragon. Let’s get to it!


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Starfinder Society: Year 7 Announcement

As many of you know, Starfinder Second Edition is glowing brightly on the distant horizon, which means that the era of Starfinder First Edition is coming to an end. Never fear! The Starfinder Society won’t let Starfinder First Edition fade into the sunset without a celebration!


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February 2024 Organized Play Monthly Update

After the longest January in memory (seriously, I swear it was eight weeks long), it’s now the shortest month of the year! Before you know it, it’ll be March, then May… and then PaizoCon… and Gen Con… oh no, I have so much to do. Can I have some of January back?!


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Find Your Path: January 2024

Hail and well met, Pathfinders and Starfinders! This month’s new releases revitalize the Starfinder Society, finish the mystery of Willowshore, and give you an elementally exciting board game to pass the time while you wait for that player to show up!


Tags: Pathfinder Pathfinder Accessories Pathfinder Adventure Path Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Pathfinder Society Starfinder Accessories Starfinder Adventure Path Starfinder Roleplaying Game Starfinder Society

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Infinite Top Performers—Dec 2023

Welcome back to another exciting collection of Pathfinder Infinite & Starfinder Infinite Top Performers!


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January Digital Adventure Previews

We’re kicking off the year with a return to fan-favorite planet Elytrio to visit some old friends—the endearing ghibranis Klarima and Dystane. Join this dynamic duo as they spearhead a social movement aimed at bridging the cultural divide between their people. The next step in their plan? They’re hosting a massive community festival—and you’re invited! It’s time to mend bridges, forge friendships, foster understanding, and—let’s face it—probably hit some stuff! Travel to Elytrio to help some friends put on the grandest celebration Elytrio’s seen since the Gap!


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Monster Core Preview: Monsters Resurrected!

Logan Bonner here. Your Pathfinder Lead Designer is on the run from creatures ghastly and ravenous. That can only mean that Pathfinder Monster Core is drawing nearer! On March 27, prepare to get raided by everything from aeons to zombies! This is the third of the core books for the Pathfinder Second Edition Remaster Project. It compiles monsters from the Bestiary series along with some choice cuts from other books and some brand-new creatures.


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Frights of Spring!

The final adventure of the Season of Ghosts Adventure Path, To Bloom Below the Web, arrives with hints of spring and hope in the new year! Of course, as I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, this Adventure Path is filled with more surprises and plot twists than most, and this final adventure is one that’s especially tricky to talk about without spoiling those developments. Folks have been great about helping to keep the campaign’s twists secret as well, and though I expect that we’ll talk more openly about the narrative stunts and risks we pulled with this Adventure Path sometime in the future, that time isn’t quite here yet.


Tags: Pathfinder Pathfinder Adventure Path Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Season of Ghosts

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Reports from the Field Part 3

Hiya, it’s me Jenny Jarzabski (Senior Developer) reporting in from the field! I got to spread some Veskmas cheer by running the playtest demo at Pax Unplugged, and I’m here to tell you all about it! This playtest is an encounter designed to test out some of the basic rules of Starfinder Second Edition. Reading on might spoil the demo’s content, so for those of you planning to attend Owlcon (in February) or Norwescon (in March) where some Starfinder team members might be running this demo, you’ve been warned!


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Dragons That Rock!

Hey everyone, Luis Loza here! A while back, I shared some previews for the diabolic dragon and mirage dragon, two of the new dragons premiering in Monster Core in March. I figured that I’ve kept the public waiting long enough for more dragon previews, so let’s take a look at another fun dragon!


Tags: Pathfinder Pathfinder Remaster Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition

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Join Paizo Organized Play at Conventions in 2024!

Hello, Pathfinders and Starfinders! 2024 is going to be an incredibly exciting year for Paizo. This year, we’re releasing major Pathfinder rulebooks, including Howl of the Wild, the Lost Omens Tian Xia World Guide, and Player Core 2, as well as launching the playtest for Starfinder’s new edition!


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Game of Stones

Elemental Stones is an abstract tile-placement and pattern-matching game for 2 to 4 players, in which you take on the role of powerful elemental sovereigns by placing and transforming tiles of five elements (fire, water, earth, wood, and metal)—with air as a sixth, wildcard element—in a constant struggle for dominance. Today we want to give you a peek into how the game came to be and what you can expect find inside the box.


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Natural Pengu Mobile VTT Early Access Available Monday

Greetings Pathfinders! We are Natural Pengu and we are working on bringing the world of Pathfinder into our mobile Virtual Tabletop (VTT). We are excited to announce:


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An All Ages Explanation

I wanted to take a moment to talk about something new we’ll be doing to help parents and educators who play our adventures with their kiddos. While we aim to hit a “PG-13” level of maturity for our standard adventures, there are plenty out there that are perfectly suited for those young adventurers out there, and we know it’s hard for someone to know which ones qualify without reading the adventures themselves or asking others in the community. In upcoming quests, we’ll be creating an image for the cover and product page that indicates the quest is suitable for All Ages, as well as tagging the adventure with that label.


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Roll20 Pathfinder Core Sheet Community Preview

Roll20 is dropping in with an update on the redesign of their Pathfinder Second Edition character sheet. The devs are diligently wrapping up the last pieces of work for our community preview release. We expect you’ll see the new sheet very soon—sometime this month! This is just a preview release, so you won’t see all features of the existing sheet available on release. Because of that, the current sheet isn’t going anywhere; the last thing we want to do is disrupt your ongoing games!


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PaizoCon @ Your Local Game Store!

Greetings, Paizoverse! I’m very excited to announce the locations for this year’s PaizoCon@ program! This pilot program will allow you to experience PaizoCon in person with your fellow Pathfinders and Starfinders while supporting your local game stores.


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January 2024 Organized Play Monthly Update

Happy 2024, everybody! I don’t know about you all, but I’m still writing 2023 on my checks. Or I would be, if we wrote checks still.


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Field Test #3: That Cantina Feel

Happy New Year! Welcome to the exciting reveal of our third Starfinder Second Edition Field Test.


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Infinite Top Performers—Nov 2023

Welcome back to another exciting collection of Pathfinder Infinite & Starfinder Infinite Top Performers!


Tags: Pathfinder Pathfinder Infinite Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Starfinder Starfinder Infinite Starfinder Roleplaying Game

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Wayfinder Kickstarter from TYPE40

Wayfinder Kickstarter from TYPE40
TYPE40's Wayfinder Compass, in Collaboration with Paizo, coming this December on Kickstarter