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Paizo Announces Starfinder, a New Interactive Alexa Game Featuring Voice Talent Laura Bailey and Nathan Fillion

Starfinder

The first three episodes of Starfinder are available starting today. The Starfinder Alexa game is a multi-part interactive audio adventure that transports players to a futuristic science-fantasy world where they can make decisions to advance and influence the outcome of the story just by using their voice. By simply saying “Alexa, play the Starfinder game,” customers can play one of the most captivating audio games available on Alexa-enabled devices today. Paizo, the team responsible for the popular Starfinder tabletop game, and Amazon collaborated to reimagine the game for Alexa. Pre-existing fans of the roleplaying game will enjoy this new extension of the familiar world, but previous experience with source material is not required.

Starfinder features an exceptional voice cast of 13 actors, including Nathan Fillion (Castle and Firefly) and Laura Bailey (The Last of Us Part II). Casting was led by the Audible Studios team – featuring some of their most popular performers, with almost 2,000 audiobook performances between them. Starfinder’s script exceeds 745 pages and took a combined 125 hours in the studio to record all of the possible twists and turns, resulting in up to 13 hours of gameplay.

The free to play pilot episode of Starfinder, “Scoundrels in the Spike,” debuted in December 2019 and was well-received by Alexa users, with a 4.6/5 stars rating. “I love this game!!! The narration is wonderful, and the sound effects are on point. The voice acting is like watching a movie. I can’t wait for the rest of the game to come out!” said an Amazon customer in a review following the debut of the pilot.

The pilot and episodes 1 to 3 of Starfinder are now available on any Alexa-enabled device, including Amazon Echo, Fire TV, and the Alexa mobile app; players have numerous access points to the game and can resume playing whenever, wherever. Episodes 4 to 6 will be available in October. The pilot is free to play, and customers can purchase each episode for $1.99 or the full season for $9.99.

Start playing today: US Players / UK Players.

A Humble Bundle of Games, Comics, Books, and RPGs with 100% Going Towards the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Race Forward, and The Bail Project

Humble Bundle is running a special one week bundle with 100% of all proceeds going to charities combating racism. This bundle benefits the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Race Forward, and The Bail Project.

The “Humble Fight for Racial Justice Bundle” features $1200 worth of games, books, and comics for just $30. All money raised would go to support the above organizations which all fight for racial justice.

Included in the bundle is the Starfinder Core Rulebook from Paizo Publishing.

On top of that are books, comics, and video games.

The bundle so far has raised over $800,000 with six days to go.

Get yours now!

Jeffrey Alvarez promoted to President; Lisa Stevens continues as CEO of Paizo

Paizo

Paizo Inc. has announced the promotion of Jeffrey Alvarez to the position of President and shared its leadership transition plans. Alvarez will be responsible for the company’s regular operations. CEO Lisa Stevens will continue to provide strategic guidance while preparing the company for her retirement in a few years. Erik Mona continues as Publisher and Chief Creative Officer.

Stevens founded Paizo in 2002 after working at TSR and Wizards of the Coast. This marks Stevens officially stepping back from the day-to-day running of Paizo and instead focusing on the strategic aspects of the business.

Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Erik Mona has long been the architect of Paizo’s creative efforts. He will continue to make the final decisions about what Paizo publishes and when.

Vic Wertz, Paizo’s Chief Technology Officer, another founder of the company, and Stevens’ spouse is also pulling back from day-to-day operations; he will continue overseeing the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, among other duties.

These changes have been in progress for some time and are part of an orderly plan for the next leadership steps of the company.

Pathfinder: Kingmaker Definitive Edition Comes Out August 18

Owlcat Games and Deep Silver reveal the date for the critically acclaimed launch of Pathfinder: Kingmaker Definitive Edition on PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One family of devices, including the Xbox One X as well as PC. The classic RPG will take adventurers to the Stolen Lands on August 18th, featuring all previously released content packs as well as a brand new turn-based mode. The game will be available at selected retail stores as well as through the digital stores of the respective platform.

“Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Definitive Edition” Content:

Pathfinder: Kingmaker takes players on tour through the infamous Stolen Lands, the dangerous and turbulent territories well known within Pathfinder fandom. The computer RPG revisits familiar characters and well-known locations of the “series” lore and treats players to brand new adventures, deadly foes, and unforeseen twists and turns. Fans of the fantasy pen-and-paper RPG will experience its epic, heroic universe in new ways while computer RPG gamers will discover their favorite genre in a more contemporary light, in stunning 3D graphics that bring the universe to life.

Pathfinder: Kingmaker will challenge players as both adventurers and rulers as they claim explored lands and carve their kingdom from the wilderness. Kingdom founding goes beyond simple stronghold-building to become a true reflection of the hero’s character and choices made throughout the game. Each kingdom is a living thing shaped by alignment, choices, allies, and the hero’s ability to lead his or her people.

The Definitive Edition features all previously released DLCs:

  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker – The Wildcards
    Intrepid explorers of The Stolen Lands can discover a new playable race the Tieflings, harness the power of a newly playable class Kineticists, and booster their party with the companion the Tiefling Kineticist, who brings her own and rich, engaging storyline.
  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker – ’Varnhold’s Lot
    Just as you were claiming your first title, another hero of the Stolen Lands became a baron too: Maegar Varn, captain of the Varnling Host mercenary band and rightful ruler of Varnhold. In this DLC, you join Varn as his general, and experience ’Varnhold’s valorous history first-hand. Playing a full new storyline that runs parallel to the main story, players will import the results of this adventure to their main story, facing the consequences of their choices when moving forward with their main party and storyline.
  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Beneath The Stolen Lands
    Beneath The Stolen Lands
    , valiant adventurers meet with the self-proclaimed protector of Golarion and discover what secrets lie buried beneath the Stolen Lands, in a shifting labyrinth of madness where nothing is what it seems as they defend the lands against one of the most deadly enemies the world has ever seen. Enter the dungeon as your main character. Alternatively, you can wait for an invitation from a mysterious protector of Golarion as you play through the main story. The pre-set version of the dungeon is included in the main campaign, allowing you to use your character and companions to conquer the Tenebrous Depths.
  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Bloody Mess – The name says it all – adding more blood and gore to the game as an additional option.
  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Arcane Unleashed – DLC adding more magic and spells to the game.
  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Royal Ascension – Includes Soundtrack, Digital Artbook, two in-game portraits, board game module, hi-rez map, and a red panda.

Check Out this Week’s New Game Releases Through Diamond

Diamond Comic Distributors are once again shipping to comic shops and that includes games! Check out what you can get through your shop this week from this distributor courtesy of Previews.

As always, check with your local shop as to the availability.

ITEM CODEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
JAN203003PATHFINDER ADV PATH EXTINCTION CURSE (P2) VOL 03$24.99
JAN203004PATHFINDER AGE OF ASHES PAWN COLL (P2)$24.99
JAN203005PATHFINDER FLIP MAT CLASSICS CITY MARKET$13.99
JAN203006PATHFINDER FLIP TILES DUNGEON MAZES EXP$19.99
JAN203008STARFINDER ADV PATH THREEFOLD CONSPIRACY VOL 02$22.99
DEC192954STARFINDER PAWNS ALIEN ARCHIVE 3 PAWN BOX$34.99
JAN203009STARFINDER RPG FLIP MAT STARFINDER SOCIETY STARSHIPS$14.99
JAN203007STARFINDER RPG NEAR SPACE HC$39.99

Paizo Publishing Dominates Diamond’s March Orders

PATHFINDER GAMEMASTERY GUIDE HC

Diamond Comic Distributors has revealed the top-selling products for March 2020. Paizo Publishing dominated the month with eight out of the top ten items ordered. The items are ranked by dollars invoiced.

It was a strange month overall and it’s unknown exactly how the pandemic impacted orders for the month.

The top item for the month was the Pathfinder Gamemastery Guide HC. Pathfinder took the top four spots on the chart.

Dynamite Entertainment’s Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Spectral Switchboard was #6 and Ten Speed PressWizards & Spells: A Young Adventurers Guide HC came in at #10.

Check out the full top ten below and read the full analysis of Diamond’s announcement at Graphic Policy.

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1PATHFINDER GAMEMASTERY GUIDE HC (P2)NOV192998PAIZO PUBLISHING
2PATHFINDER: LOST OMENS: GODS & MAGIC HC (P2)NOV193000PAIZO PUBLISHING
3PATHFINDER GAMEMASTERY GUIDE SPECIAL EDITION HC (P2)NOV192999PAIZO PUBLISHING
4PATHFINDER CORE RULEBOOK HC (P2)MAY193227PAIZO PUBLISHING
5STARFINDER RPG CORE RULEBOOK HCJUN173371PAIZO PUBLISHING
6ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF DARK SPECTRAL SWITCHBOARDJUN191229DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
7TOME OF BEASTS POCKET EDITIONAPR198095PAIZO PUBLISHING
8PATHFINDER ADVENTURE PATH: THE EXTINCTION CURSE VOLUME 1 (P2)NOV193001PAIZO PUBLISHING
9CREATURE CODEX HCJUL183073PAIZO PUBLISHING
10WIZARDS & SPELLS: A YOUNG ADVENTURER’S GUIDE HCJAN201997TEN SPEED PRESS

Q Workshop Releases New Dice Sets for Pathfinder and Starfinder

Q Workshop has unveiled official Adventure Path dice sets designed and manufactured for the Pathfinder Extinction Curse, Starfinder Attack of the Swarm! and Starfinder The Threefold Conspiracy under a license with Paizo. Each is a complete set of seven polyhedral dice (d4, d6, d8, d10, d100, d12, d20) made from durable plastic and designed with precision engravings.

Two Pathfinder Extinction Curse Adventure Path Dice Sets

The Extinction Curse Adventure Path is a six-part, monthly campaign in which the heroes lead a traveling circus as they unravel a plot to eradicate all life from the islands of the Inner Sea. These sets include dice in red and blue, with yellow painting in complexly carved engravings. The Performer’s set contains a blue d20, d10, and d4. The Entertainer’s set is made with a red d20, d10, and d4. On the highest face, there is the symbol of a circus tent to help players take the stage and win the crowd.

Starfinder Attack of the Swarm! Adventure Path Dice Set

The theme for this campaign is the invasion of the Swarm – a highly intelligent and always hungry monolithic hive-mind with gargantuan living ships. This set is glacier blue with cloudy admixture that resembles mist covering dangers, emerging out of the blue. Q WORKSHOP adorned the faces with pale yellow painting to mark the digits looking like insects and larvae. On the highest faces of all dice, there are symbols of the archenemy of the campaign – the Swarm.

Starfinder The Threefold Conspiracy Adventure Path Dice Set

The Threefold Conspiracy Adventure Path is a six-part, monthly campaign in which the heroes unravel the machinations of insidious aliens who have infiltrated galactic society. Imagine that there are dice for revealing cosmic conspiracy theories. These dice could be a player’s best choice in their fight against twisted alien masterminds and their sinister plot. This set is dark gray with yellow paint to mark the digits and rich engravings. The whole design is inspired by science fiction movie thrillers, where the enemy is alien, unknown and hidden in dark corners of spaceships. On the highest face, there is the symbol of mysterious three triangles that symbolize three layers of space conspiracy.

Each dice set has a $13.00 MSRP. Pathfinder Extinction Curse Adventure Path Performer’s Entertainer’s Dice Sets are available today at paizo.com and q-workshop.com. The Starfinder Attack of the Swarm! and Threefold Conspiracy Adventure Path Dice Sets will be available April 24 and 29, respectively.

Critical Role: Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Nabs Diamond’s Top Spot for December 2019

Diamond Comic Distributors has released its top products for December 2019. Critical Role: Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting was the top-selling item invoiced by dollars for the month. Paizo dominated the month though, taking 8 of the top 10 games for the month.

Find the full list below.

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1CRITICAL ROLE: TAL’DOREI CAMPAIGN SETTING HCJUN173357GRE
2PATHFINDER CORE RULEBOOK SPECIAL EDITON HC (P2)MAY193228PAI
3MY HERO ACADEMIA: THE CARD GAMEJUL183082S7
4PATHFINDER ACG CORE SETMAR198499PAI
5PATHFINDER LOST OMENS WORLD GUIDE HC (P2)MAY193231PAI
6STARFINDER RPG ALIEN ARCHIVE 3 HCJUN193098PAI
7CREATURE CODEX HCJUL183073PAI
8STARFINDER RPG CORE RULEBOOK HCJUN173371PAI
9STARFINDER RPG CHARACTER OPERATIONS MANUAL HCSEP193078PAI
10PATHFINDER LOST OMENS CHARACTER GUIDE HC (P2)AUG193363PAI

Pathfinder 2nd Edition is Out Now

Pathfinder 2nd Edition

Paizo has released the highly anticipated second edition of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. The 640-page Pathfinder Core Rulebook contains everything players and Game Masters need to build deeply customizable characters and weave fantastic stories and adventures, while the 360-page Pathfinder Bestiary contains more than 400 monsters from Aeons to Zombies, with more lore and more intuitive game stats than ever before. A new Adventure Path, a standalone adventure, character sheets, condition cards, and more all launch today, providing players with a full slate of adventures and accessories for their campaigns.

Your story awaits! Dive into a murder mystery with the 64-page Fall of Plaguestone standalone adventure. If epic campaigns that take your character all the way to 20th level are more your style, start with the Hellknight Hill adventure and embark on a continent-spanning conflict against cultists, slavers, and a fiery draconic devastation in the Age of Ashes Adventure Path.

For a single evening of storytelling, join tens of thousands of players as an agent of the Pathfinder Society, a legendary league of explorers, archaeologists, and adventurers dedicated to discovering and chronicling the greatest mysteries and wonders of an ancient world beset by magic and evil. The new season starts today, so it’s the perfect time to join! Learn more at PathfinderSociety.club.

Pathfinder accessories, like the double-sided Fall of Plaguestone Flip-MatGM ScreenCombat PadCharacter Sheet Pack, and Condition Cards, also release today immerse Pathfinder players even more deeply in their new adventures.

Paizo’s official licensed partners also join us for the launch of Pathfinder Second Edition!


Accessories: Campaign Coins releases Pathfinder Hero Point Tokens, a new dice tray, and the Pathfinder Second Edition logo pin. Q-Workshop adds a Second Edition dice set. Dog Might launches the Pathfinder Valhalla GM Screen and Dragon Sheath.

Actual Play: Join The Glass Cannon as they play Silent Tideon YouTube, as well as their live performances in Indianapolis during Gen Con! Don’t miss Geek & Sundry’s weekly Knights of Everflame Tuesdays at 4 p.m. Pacific, Paizo’s very own Oblivion Oath Thursdays at noon Pacific, and Dragons & Things live on Twitch at 6 p.m. Pacific every Friday.

Audio: Syrinscape releases the Fall of Plaguestone SoundSet, giving GMs and players a deeper and more immersive experience as they adventure through the Fall of Plaguestone adventure.

Miniatures: WizKids releases the Legendary Adventures Preview Pack, featuring 8 monsters and heroes from Pathfinder Second Edition, followed in September by the 44-figure Legendary Adventures booster set and Goblin Villagepremium set.

Online: Create a brand new Second Edition character with Hero Lab Online and play with friends around the world on virtual tabletops like Fantasy Grounds and Roll20, and d20Pro.

Online Rules: Archives of Nethys has the official Pathfinder Second Edition SRD available at PFRD.Info.

Terrain: Dwarven Forge begins preorders on the Fall of Plaguestone Adventure Kit.

Translations: New Order Editora launches Pathfinder Second Edition in Brazil with the Pathfinder Core Rulebook (PDF) in Portuguese, with additional products released in October and December. Devir (Spanish), Ulisses Spiele (German), and Black Book Editions (French) are all at work on Second Edition releases as well. Stay tuned!

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