Paizo Inc., publisher of the world's best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, is pleased to announce today the launch of the Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild (PFSACG), a worldwide program that brings sanctioned, organized play of the wildly popular Pathfinder Adventure Card Game to retail stores, conventions, and home play. PFSACG will make its debut at Gen Con Indy, August 2014.
PFSACG kicks off with Season Zero, Season of the Shackles, in which a new gameplay scenario and story will be provided each week to local game stores, and subsequently made available to organizers of convention and home play. To participate in the program, organizers need only provide the core game, the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles Base Set. Players will only need to outfit themselves with the PACG: Class Deck (MSRP $19.99) of their choosing to play.
As characters play through Season of the Shackles, they'll fight pirates and denizens of the isles, gain tasty plunder and new spells, and learn secrets buried deep in the Inner Sea's watery reaches. Each scenario brings with it new prizes, and players of the Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild can gain rewards that cross over into RPG play.
PFSACG Season of the Shackles debuts at Gen Con and at participating retailers on August 14 and releases new chapters the same day as each new Skull & Shackles Adventure Deck. The season features a new scenario each week until the release of the next Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Base Set in Q1 2015.
Retailers wishing to participate in the new organized play program, and to receive the free scenarios and other promotional materials, will need to register on Paizo's Retailer Locator at paizo.com/retailers.
About Pathfinder Adventure Card Game
The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game (PACG) translates the world's best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (RPG) into an entirely new breed of card game, where players adventure, battle monsters and villains, and acquire new feats, items, weapons, and allies—all without a Game Master. The first game, PACG: Rise of the Runelords, made its debut at Gen Con Indy 2013, where it sold out in the first four hours. The follow up, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles, based on the pirate-themed Pathfinder RPG Adventure Path, is scheduled for release at Gen Con Indy 2014.
About Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game is the world's best-selling tabletop roleplaying game, in which players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil. The Pathfinder RPG is currently translated into multiple languages, with hundreds of thousands of players worldwide. Players need only the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook to play, but Paizo Inc. produces a wide range of books and accessories, from hardcover rules compendiums to complete campaigns to packets of beautiful, full-color maps. The Pathfinder brand has also been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, miniatures, plush toys, apparel, and is being developed into a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game. For more information, please visit paizo.com.
About Paizo Inc.
Paizo Inc. is the leading publisher of fantasy roleplaying games, accessories, board games, and novels. Paizo's Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game, the result of the largest open playtest in the history of tabletop gaming, is currently the best-selling tabletop roleplaying game in hobby stores. Pathfinder Adventure Path is the most popular and best-selling monthly product in the tabletop RPG industry. Paizo.com is the leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world. In the eleven years since its founding, Paizo Publishing has received more than 50 major awards and has grown to become one of the most influential companies in the hobby games industry.