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Gen Con 2018: Starfinder Gets a Beginner Box

Paizo Inc. announced the Starfinder Beginner Box at Gen Con in Indianapolis, Indiana. The streamlined rules presentation in the box is an ideal opportunity to bring new players into the hobby industry and presents easy-to-digest rules for beginning players. It will be available for purchase at paizo.com and retailers worldwide in Spring, 2019.

The Starfinder Beginner Box is packed with everything players need to get started playing Starfinder, and includes:

  • A 96-page Heroes’ Handbook, detailing character creation, weapons and equipment, magic spells, and general rules for playing the game
  • A 96-page Game Master’s Guide packed with adventure, alien adversaries, an introduction to the Starfinder setting, and advice on how to create and narrate science-fantasy adventures
  • A complete set of 7 polyhedral dice
  • More than 80 full-color pawns depicting diverse heroes and aliens
  • Six pregenerated character sheets to throw players right into the action
  • Six blank character sheets to record the abilities of custom-made heroes
  • Six player aid cards for quick rules references during play
  • A durable, reusable, double-sided Flip-Mat play surface that works with any kind of marker

Gear Up With the Starfinder Armory and Dead Suns Pawn Collection

Paizo Inc. has released Starfinder Armory, the 160-page hardcover rulebook, and the Starfinder Dead Suns Pawn Collectionwith all of the enemies and allies of the Dead Suns Adventure Path, for the Starfinder Roleplaying Game.

From guns to augmentations to high-tech and magical devices for every imaginable situation, Starfinder Armory has everything a science-fantasy roleplayer needs. It is available for purchase at paizo.com and retailers worldwide at an MSRP $39.99 for hardcover and $9.99 for PDF.

Inside the book:

  • Scores of new weapons, filling out the options of every category, level, and type and rules to customize them through accessories, fusions, and different manufacturers.
  • New suits of armor, including light, heavy, and powered armor for nearly every level and numerous armor upgrades.
  • A wide range of new equipment-themed player options, including class features for every class.
  • Dozens of new pieces of technological, magic, and hybrid items, as well as numerous personal items, new augmentations from cybernetics to magitech and necrografts, and more!

Starfinder Dead Suns Pawn Collection

The characters, villains, and starships of the Dead Suns Adventure Path come alive on the tabletop with this collection of more than 100 creature and starship pawns, designed for use with the Starfinder Roleplaying Game or any tabletop science fantasy RPG. Printed on sturdy cardstock, each of these double-sided pawns slots into a size-appropriate plastic base from the Starfinder Pawns Base Assortment, making them easy to mix with traditional metal or plastic miniatures. With dozens of distinct images, the Starfinder Dead Suns Pawn Collection depicts the enemies and allies from all six adventures of the Dead Suns Adventure Path. It is available for purchase at paizo.com and retailers worldwide at an MSRP $24.99 for the print edition and $17.99 for PDF.

The Starfinder Armory and Starfinder Dead Suns Pawn Collection are also available as part of the Starfinder Roleplaying Game subscription and as a PDF download at paizo.com. Subscribers get the download for free as part of their subscription.

The Pathfinder Playtest Has Launched

Paizo Inc. has launched the worldwide playtest of Pathfinder Second Edition, an evolution of one of the world’s most popular tabletop roleplaying games. The free PDF bundle download of the Pathfinder Playtest RulebookPathfinder Playtest BestiaryPathfinder Playtest Adventure: Doomsday Dawn, and Flip-Mat Multi-Packis available now on paizo.com.

Preordered print editions of the Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook, Pathfinder Playtest Adventure: Doomsday Dawn, and Pathfinder Playtest Flip-Mat Multi-Pack have been shipped to players and are available for preorder pick up at Paizo’s booth at Gen Con in Indianapolis, Indiana, August 2–5.

Softcover, hardcover, and deluxe special editions are available for purchase in the Paizo booth at Gen Con and at game and bookstores worldwide. Paizo will not reprint the playtest rulebook or adventure, so players who want print editions should act quickly.

Playtest 1: The Lost Star begins Tuesday, August 7 and runs through August 26, kicking off the massive multi-month free playtest.

Pathfinder Playtest Schedule:

  1. The Lost Star, August 7 – August 26
  2. In Pale Mountain’s Shadow, August 27 – September 9
  3. Affair at Sombrefell Hall, September 10 – September 23
  4. The Mirrored Moon, September 24 – October 8
  5. The Heroes of Undarin, October 9 – October 21
  6. Red Flags, October 22 – November 4
  7. When the Stars Go Dark, November 5 – November 18

Players are invited to visit PathfinderPlaytest.com to give feedback via online surveys for each of the 7 Doomsday Dawn adventure playtests and share opinions with others in the Pathfinder Playtest Forums on paizo.com. Paizo will be discussing the results of the Playtest surveys and changes they are implementing based on player feedback both on Paizo.com and on the Paizo Twitch channel. Players stay informed by signing up for email updates at paizo.com.

The worldwide Pathfinder Society organized play program has four more opportunities to playtest. Pathfinder Society Playtest #1: The Rose Street Revenge (August 7), Pathfinder Society Playtest #2: Raiders of Shrieking Peak (August 7), Pathfinder Society Playtest #3: Arclord’s Envy (August 7), and Pathfinder Society Playtest #4: The Frozen Oath (September 26) will all be available as free downloads.

Many Paizo official licensed partners are supporting the playtest. Players can immerse themselves in epic sounds with the Doomsday Dawn audio experience from Syrinscape. They can play with friends all over the world on Fantasy Grounds and Roll20 virtual tabletops. Players can also build their perfect character using Hero Lab. They can roll dice designed by Q Workshop to aesthetically compliment the Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook. Players can celebrate their participation with the deluxe enamel collector pin by Campaign Coins.

Pathfinder: Spiral Of Bones #5 First Look

Pathfinder: Spiral Of Bones #5

writers: Crystal Frasier (Main), Erik Mona (backup)
artist: Tom Garcia (main), Diego Galindo (backup)
covers: Marco Santucci (A), Vincenzo Federici (B), Tom Mandrake (C)
Tom Mandrake (RI-B/W), Marco Santucci (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $4.99 | Teen+

Valeros must face off against his dearest friends to protect the soul of a man he barely knows. What is the cost of victory? And how can the price of defeat be even worse? The Spire of Bones story concludes in this tale written by Pathfinder developer Crystal Frasier with art by Tom Garcia (Mercy Thompson, Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain).

Contains a Starfinder backup story, a Pathfinder RPG rules appendix, and a bonus pull-out poster map!

Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones #4 First Look

Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones #4

writers: Crystal Frasier (Main), Erik Mona (backup)
artists: Tom Garcia (main), Diego Galindo (backup)
covers: Marco Santucci (A), Vincenzo Federici (B), Tom Mandrake (C)
Tom Mandrake (RI-B/W), Marco Santucci (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $4.99 | Teen+

Trapped in a three-sided struggle between his fellow Pathfinders, an ancient wizard, and the agents of death itself, Valeros struggles to understand what his life has become and retain control of his own living body! The Spire of Bones story continues in this tale written by Pathfinder developer Crystal Frasier with art by Tom Garcia (Mercy Thompson, Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain).

Contains an ongoing Starfinder bonus story, a Pathfinder RPG rules appendix, and a bonus pull-out poster map!

Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones #3 First Look

Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones #3

writer: Crystal Frasier (Main), Erik Mona (backup)
artist: Tom Garcia (main), Diego Galindo (backup)
covers: Marco Santucci (A), Diego Galindo (B), Tom Mandrake (C), Diego Galindo (RI-B/W), Marco Santucci (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $4.99 | Teen+

As Valeros struggles to defend his immortal soul in the courts of the hereafter…. Valeros fights tooth and nail in the dungeons below ancient Kaer Maga?! Is twice the Valeros twice the fun? Or are the Pathfinders now in double jeopardy? The Spire of Bones story continues in this tale written by Pathfinder developer Crystal Frasier with art by Tom Garcia (Mercy Thompson, Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain). Contains an ongoing Starfinder bonus story, a Pathfinder RPG rules appendix, and pull-out poster map!

Paizo Publishing Announces Universal Distribution as their Exclusive Distributor in Canada

After many years of partnership, Paizo has announced that Universal Distribution is now the exclusive hobby-channel distribution partner in Canada for Paizo products.  Universal Distribution is Canada’s leading distributor of games, trading cards, accessories, toys, and memorabilia.

If you are a retailer who placed a Pathfinder Playtest preorder with any other Canadian distributor, please contact Universal to confirm your order. The Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook, Pathfinder Playtest Adventure: Doomsday Dawn, and Pathfinder Playtest: Flip-Mat Multi-Pack will be released worldwide on August 2.

Paizocon this May in Seattle

Join Paizo staff, authors, artists, and more for a weekend of gaming and camaraderie! The Pathfinder Playtest doesn’t release until August, but attendees at PaizoCon will get a chance to see the evolution of Pathfinder in action. They can also playtest the updated Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. The convention Truns May 25-28 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels in Seattle, Washington.

Win the Lottery! Attendees should prioritize signing up for the event lottery, which allows hundreds of fans to get an equal chance at claiming a coveted spot at events. The opportunity for attendees to rank their event preferences ends on Tuesday, May 8 at 2:00 pm PST.

PaizoCon events include the Preview Banquet, panels, seminars, workshops, and exclusive gaming events. There will be organized play sessions for Starfinder Society, Pathfinder Society, and the Adventure Card Guild. Paizo staff, game industry veterans, and fans will run open gaming. Special Guests include artist Taylor Fischer, who will host panels on designing aliens and monsters, and the Glass Cannon Podcast, who have promised events and shenanigans all weekend long.

4-Day Badges are $75, Preview Banquet tickets are $35 and purchasing them together gives attendees a $10 discount. There are Kids Badges for children ten years old and younger. Single Day Badges will be available in person at the PaizoCon convention store and are priced at $25 for adults and $15 for kids.

Steam Forged Games’ Dark Souls Card Game Tops Diamond Comic Distributors’ Top Game for April

Diamond Comic Distributors has announced the top products for comics, graphic novels, toys, and games for April.

Steam Forged Games‘ Dark Souls Card Game, based on the best-selling video game, was April’s best-selling game product. Steam Forged Games also found success with the Dark Souls Board Game which came in at #4.

IDW Games had two products in the top ten: the Dragonball Z: Perfect Cell Game ranked #4 and The X-Files: Conspiracy Theory Game ranked #7. Also of note, Dynamite Entertainment‘s Vampirella Tarot Cards Set ranked #8.

The top roleplaying game product was Starfinder: Pact World from Paizo Publishing which came in at #9.

Check out the top ten list below. You can see all of April top products here.

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

DARK SOULS CARD GAME NOV178550 STE

2

STRANGER THINGS MONOPOLY NOV178199 HAS

3

DARK SOULS BOARD GAME OCT178117 STE

4

DRAGON BALL Z: PERFECT CELL GAME FEB180490 IDW

5

RICK AND MORTY MUNCHKIN JAN182866 USA

6

STRANGER THINGS: OUIJA GAME NOV178196 HAS

7

THE X-FILES: CONSPIRACY THEORY GAME FEB180491 IDW

8

VAMPIRELLA TAROT CARDS SET AUG171626 DE

9

STARFINDER RPG: PACT WORLDS HC JAN182863 PAI

10

STRANGER THINGS: SCREEN TEST GAME NOV178198 HAS

New This April from Paizo includes new Pathfinder and Starfinder

This month, Paizo published new Adventure Path installments for Pathfinder and Starfinder, an expanded nation in the Pathfinder Campaign Setting, a classic Flip-Mat, two Pocket Edition rulebooks, and a magical Add-On Deck for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. They are available for purchase at game retailers and paizo.com now.

Pathfinder Adventure Path: The Twilight Child (War for the Crown 3 of 6)

The Worst in Others

Dark shadows haunt the trade city of Yanmass, spreading chaos even as the city’s leaders debate which royal heir to support in the growing civil war. Their soldiers are vanishing, bandits attack without fear, and a mysterious plague of nightmares rattles the populace—are these troubles random, or part of a larger conspiracy? And what role do the mysterious Twilight Child and the cultlike following he has attracted play in the chaos?

This volume of Pathfinder Adventure Path continues the War for the Crown Adventure Path and includes:

• “The Twilight Child,” a Pathfinder adventure for 7th-level characters, by Ron Lundeen.
• A gazetteer of the city of Yanmass, the caravan hub of northern Taldor catering to travelers from across two continents, by Ron Lundeen.
• An ecology of the mysterious and bureaucratic servants of death known as psychopomps, by F. Wesley Schneider.
• A thoughtful exploration of resurrection, the strange role it plays in the world of Golarion, and how the various gods react to this violation of the natural order, by Patchen Mortimer.
• A collection of strange beasts that roam the Whistling Plains, from the thieving grassling to the explosive bloodplate burster, by Ron Lundeen, Andrew Mullen, Richard Pett, and David Schwartz.

Starfinder Adventure Path: The Thirteenth Gate (Dead Suns 5 of 6)

A Place in the Suns

The heroes journey deeper into the Vast to find the Gate of Twelve Suns, an alien megastructure consisting of a dozen stars arranged in a perfect circle. However, members of the Cult of the Devourer precede them, and the heroes must contend with the cultists for control of the alien technology found on the single planet orbiting each sun. Only by defeating these foul marauders can the heroes keep the superweapon hidden here out of the wrong hands—though the destructive zealots are far from the only threats found in the system.

This volume of Starfinder Adventure Path continues the Dead Suns Adventure Path and includes:

• “The Thirteenth Gate,” a Starfinder adventure for 9th-level characters, by Stephen Radney-MacFarland.
• A collection of technological relics left scattered across the galaxy by the kishalee, members of an ancient advanced alien civilization, by Stephen Radney-MacFarland.
• Detailed descriptions of the worlds and cultures of five never-before-encountered alien species, by Mikko Kallio, Jason Keeley, Lyz Liddell, Ron Lundeen, and Mark Moreland.
• An archive of new creatures, from the main inhabitants of the five new alien worlds to an undead manifestation of entropy, by Mikko Kallio, Jason Keeley, Lyz Liddell, Ron Lundeen, Mark Moreland, and Stephen Radney-MacFarland.
• Statistics and deck plans for a heavily modified starship crewed by Devourer cultists, by Stephen Radney-MacFarland, plus a glimpse of a barren planet cloaked in shadow in the Codex of Worlds, by Owen K.C. Stephens.

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Nidal, Land of Shadows

A Land Chained in Shadow

Ten thousand years ago, faced with extinction, the terrified leaders of Nidal heard whispers in their minds—promises of salvation for their nation if only they’d submit their people’s bodies and souls to perpetual servitude. Those leaders’ assent transformed them into conduits for Zon-Kuthon, the god of envy and pain, and has sealed Nidal’s fate to this day.

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Nidal, Land of Shadows draws back the curtain from one of Golarion’s most wicked and mysterious theocracies. Within these pages, you’ll find:

• Detailed descriptions of Nidal’s history, including its tragic fall into Zon-Kuthon’s grasp.
• An in-depth gazetteer of the entire nation, from settlements to more sinister features.
• Malevolent adventure sites from the Castle of the Captive Sun to the Tower of Slant Shadows.
• A bestiary of shadowy creatures, including the suffragan kyton, that lurk in Nidal and beyond.

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Nidal, Land of Shadows is intended for use with the Pathfinder campaign setting, but it can be easily adapted to any fantasy world.

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Magic Pocket Edition

Raise your character to the pinnacle of magical might with Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Ultimate Magic! Within this book, secrets arcane and divine lie ready to burst into life at the hands of all the spellcasting classes in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. In addition to the brand-new magus class—a master of both arcane magic and martial prowess—you’ll also find a whole new system for spellcasting, rules for spell duels and other magical specialties, and pages upon pages of new spells, feats, and more. Because when it comes to magic, why settle for less than absolute power?

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Ultimate Magic includes:

• The magus, a new base class combining deadly arcane magic with the skills and weapons of a trained warrior.
• Words of power, an innovative and flexible new spellcasting system.
• New options for dedicated casters, such as alchemist discoveries, alternative uses for channeled energy, druid companions, sorcerer bloodlines, eidolon abilities, witch hexes, and oracle mysteries.
• Additional feats and magical abilities for martially oriented casters, including monk ki tricks, inquisitor archetypes, and ranger traps.
• New magical conditions called spellblights, as well as systems for crafting constructs, binding outsiders, and spell-dueling.
• More than 100 new spells, plus detailed guidelines for designing your own.

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 4 (PFRPG) Pocket Edition

Confront the creatures that go bump in the night! Bestiary 4 presents hundreds of new monsters for use in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Within this tome of terrors you’ll find pitiless psychopomps and blood-drinking nosferatu, insectile formians and faceless nightgaunts, and even unique mythological horrors like Spring- Heeled Jack and Grendel himself.

Yet not every creature need be an enemy, as mighty empyreal lords, primeval outer dragons, and valorous swan maidens enlist you in their epic battles!

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 4 includes:

• More than 300 different monsters
• Creatures from classic horror literature and monster films, including the colour out of space, elder things, and kaiju
• New player-friendly races like changelings, kitsune, and nagaji
• Entities of mythic might, from despotic demon lords and alien elohim to terrifying Great Old Ones—including Cthulhu!
• New creatures you can construct, like clockworks and juggernauts
• New familiars, animal companions, and other allies
• New templates to help you get more life out of classic monsters
• Appendices to help you find the right monster, including lists by Challenge Rating, monster type, and habitat
• Expanded universal monster rules to simplify combat
• Challenges for every adventure and every level of play

Pathfinder Flip-Mat Classics: Darklands

Go Spelunking!

Crawl into the depths of the earth with Flip-Mat Classics: Darklands! Whether the adventurers are just checking out a cave or fighting their way through a subterranean tunnel system, this Flip-Mat provides a ready-to-use combat map for a variety of encounters. Don’t forget to bring plenty of light and watch out for collapses when using Flip-Mat Classics: Darklands!

The most-popular Pathfinder Flip-Mats in history return! These fan-favorite maps feature versatile adventure settings—city streets, forests, ships, taverns, and more—and now they’re back for a repeat performance. Durable and lavishly detailed, these essential adventure set pieces are sure to bring excitement to your game table for years to come!

A special coating on each Flip-Mat allows you to use wet erase, dry erase, AND permanent markers with ease! Removing permanent ink is easy—simply trace over any permanent mark with a dry erase marker, wait 10 seconds, then wipe off both marks with a dry cloth or paper towel. Each Flip-Mat measures 24″ x 30″ unfolded, and 8″ x 10″ folded.

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Ultimate Magic Add-On Deck

Find the Magic Within!

Whether you’re an arcane or a divine spellcaster, you need the magical boon cards included in this exciting new deck for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game! Loaded with spells and magic items galore, the Ultimate Magic Add-On Deck can be used with any Pathfinder Adventure Card Game character or Adventure Path. Or you can play with the character included in this 109-card box: Enora, the iconic arcanist. Harness your eldritch power with the Ultimate Magic Add-On Deck!

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