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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

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.

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.

Starfinder Pact Worlds is Out Now

Paizo Inc. has released Starfinder Pact Worlds, the 216-page hardcover guide to the Starfinder Roleplaying Game’s core worlds and civilizations. Starfinder puts players in the role of bold science-fantasy explorers, investigating the mysteries of a weird and magical universe as part of a starship crew. Starfinder Pact Worlds is available for purchase at game retailers and paizo.com now.

Starfinder Pact Worlds includes:

  • In-depth gazetteers of the system’s 14 major worlds, from high-tech Verces and the draconic empires of Triaxus to the necromantic wastelands of Eox or magical bubble cities floating on the surface of the sun. Each gazetteer features a detailed world map, residents and cultures, settlements and adventure locations, a unique theme to customize characters from that world, and more.
  • New playable alien races, from the undead borais to plantlike khizars.
  • New starships, from the living vessels of the Xenowardens to sinister Hellknight Citadels.
  • A codex of themed NPC stat blocks to help Game Masters create vivid encounters.
  • New archetypes for every class, including the Star Knight, Skyfire Centurion, and Divine Champion.
  • Tons of new weapons, armors, spells, feats, magic items, technological gadgets, and more to help outfit your adventurers.
  • Cover art by Remko Troost.

Starfinder Pact Worlds is also available as part of the Starfinder Roleplaying Ongoing Game subscription and as a single-purchase PDF download.

Paizo’s Releases in March includes New Pathfinder and Starfinder

Paizo Inc. is publishing six new products in March for its Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game lines. They are available for purchase at game retailers and paizo.com.

Starfinder Pact Worlds

The Pact Worlds are the beating heart of the Starfinder campaign setting, a solar system full of citizens both familiar and bizarre. From the cosmopolitan corridors of Absalom Station to the carnivorous jungles of Castrovel or the floating cloud-cities of the gas giant Bretheda, this 216-page hardcover rulebook is your guide to Starfinder’s core worlds and civilizations, and the perfect place to launch any adventure.

Starfinder Flip-Mat: Space Station

Whether the heroes are defending a bustling space station from invading aliens or just looking for shore leave after a long voyage through deep space, no Game Master wants to spend precious game time drawing every airlock, bulkhead, and corridor. Fortunately, with Paizo’s latest Starfinder Flip-Mat, you don’t have to! This line of gaming maps provides ready-to-use science-fantasy set pieces for the busy Game Master. This double-sided map features the parklike commercial center of a futuristic station on one side and the cramped corridors of an industrial platform on the other, providing the perfect setting for any space-based adventure.

Don’t waste time sketching when you could be playing. With Starfinder Flip-Mat: Space Station, you’ll always be ready next time your players dock at a new station!

Pathfinder Adventure Path: Songbird, Scion, Saboteur (War for the Crown 2 of 6)

The county of Meratt is Taldor in a microcosm: a once-glorious land left to decay by negligent nobles. But to help secure Princess Eutropia’s bid for the throne, bold adventurers must now infiltrate her ancestral homeland and overthrow the corrupt Count Lotheed from within, gaining allies and solving problems left to fester far too long. Can they play idle noble by day and hero by night well enough to reverse the county’s fortunes, or will the weight of history’s sins be too crushing a burden?

This volume of Pathfinder Adventure Path continues the War for the Crown Adventure Path. War for the Crown is a major part of Paizo’s 2018 publishing program, with monthly Adventure Path volumes and support products released throughout the year.

As the political scene in the ancient kingdom of Taldor explodes into chaos, players take the roles of agents, advocates and saboteurs working for Princess Eutropia to help secure her claim to the throne and prevent the nation from collapsing into civil war. Along the way, the heroes must recover secrets of Taldor’s past — many deliberately hidden — and grow from relative nobodies to powerful politicians and spymasters in the deadliest political arena in the Inner Sea!

  • Complete monthly campaign running February 2018-July 2018
  • Golarion’s timeline thunders forward with a new destiny for Taldor in a thrilling campaign of espionage and intrigue that mixes James Bond with Game of Thrones! Your heroes decide the fate of the nation, and perhaps that of the whole Inner Sea Region!
  • Pathfinder Pawns, Poster Map Folios, and Pathfinder Battles miniatures tie-ins enrich the fantasy!

Pathfinder Player Companion: Merchant’s Manifest

Some say that money makes the world go round, and Golarion’s merchants make this a reality. Pathfinder Player Companion: Merchant’s Manifest examines commerce through the lens of important trade hubs such as Absalom, Goka, and Katapesh, where smart shoppers can secure myriad fine wares. Whether you’re aiming to purchase a rare item, hire on with a trade organization, or make your fortune on your own, this player-focused volume is your key to success.

This Pathfinder Player Companion is intended for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and the Pathfinder campaign setting, but it can be easily incorporated into any fantasy world.

Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Forest Fire

Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Forest Fire features two different scenes of fiery destruction to challenge even the most stout-hearted or foolhardy adventurer! One side shows flames roiling across a remote forested highland, while the other depicts a small lakeside settlement threatened on all sides by an approaching conflagration. This portable, affordable map measures 24″ × 30″ unfolded and 8″ × 10″ folded. Designed for experienced GMs and novices alike, and usable with both dry erase and wet erase markers, Pathfinder Flip-Mats fit perfectly into any Game Master’s arsenal!

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Ultimate Combat Add-On Deck

Improve your fighting prowess with new cards for enhancing your combat lifestyle. Chock full of enough armors and weapons for any war you might wage, the Ultimate Combat Add-On Deck can be used with any Pathfinder Adventure Card Game character or Adventure Path. Or you can play with the brand-new character included in this 109-card box: Hayato, the iconic samurai. Get ready for action with the Ultimate Combat Add-On Deck!

Paizo Announces Partnership with Roll20: Virtual Tabletop Coming for Pathfinder and Starfinder Roleplaying Games

Roll20 and Paizo Inc. have unveiled the official support of Pathfinder and Starfinder roleplaying games on the Roll20 virtual tabletop.

Pre-orders for Crownfall, the first volume for the Pathfinder War for the Crown Adventure Path, are now available on Roll20. Thereafter, more War for the Crown volumes, monstrous Bestiary content, and Starfinder support will roll out in 2018.

In addition to the new Adventure Path, the Pathfinder character sheet will be available for early preview to Pro subscribers on March 6th and free for all subscribers on March 22nd.

The Roll20 Virtual Tabletop provides a full suite of easy-to-use digital tools so players can build characters and run campaigns seamlessly through their web browser. With character sheet automation, simple click-to-roll attacks, and built-in video and voice communication, players can quickly craft stories as a group. Pre-made adventures and fully-integrated bestiaries allow Game Masters to run games with minimal setup, while effortlessly enjoying features such as dynamic lighting and advanced fog of war to build tension on what’s right around the corner… or creeping up from behind.

Starfinder Becomes Fastest-Selling Product in Paizo History

Paizo Inc. released the highly anticipated Starfinder Roleplaying Game several weeks ago and the game sold out almost immediately, becoming the fastest-selling product in Paizo history.

The epic science-fantasy Starfinder RPG, set in the far-future setting of Pathfinder, was released August 17 at Gen Con, North America’s largest hobby game convention. The Starfinder Core Rulebook sold out within the first six hours, selling more copies than any other product has sold over all four days of the show in Paizo’s x-year attendance history. Nearly the entire line of Starfinder products is currently on backorder, expected to restock at the end of October 2017.

Players preparing to play Starfinder have an opportunity to create an immersive tabletop experience like never before with a line-up of Starfinder-related products to go with gameplay, including:

From the deathly planet Eox to the steamy jungles of Castrovel and every starship battle, rag-tag crew, and alien encounter across the universe, the Starfinder Roleplaying Game blasts to life with cinema-quality sound as the first tabletop RPG to launch with a complete audio companion. From Syrinscape, creators of the award-winning official sounds of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, comes the Official Starfinder Soundtrack, now available for the Syrinscape Sci-Fi app from Syrinscape.com/starfinder.

Ninja Division miniatures, which bring the heroic explorers and elegant spaceships of Starfinder to life on the table with both pre-painted plastic and high-quality unpainted resin versions, both scaled appropriately for use as gameplay pieces in the Starfinder game system.

October will see the release of additional titles for the Starfinder line, including Alien Archive and the second installment of Starfinder’s Dead Suns Adventure Path, Temple of the Twelve.

Syrinscape’s Official Starfinder RPG Soundtrack

Syrinscape has announced the line-up of activities for Gen Con 50 (August 17 – 20, Indianapolis), including the historic launch of the official sounds of Starfinder, the first RPG to launch with a complete audio companion (sold separately).

Players traveling to the stars can immerse themselves with the sounds of key Starfinder locations, more than a dozen starships, 50+ different types of weapons, entering and exiting the drift, dramatic music for combat, docking bays, weird alien planets and more. Fans who purchase the Starfinder Core Rulebook, either at Gen Con or from Paizo.com, will receive a free Docking Bay 94 SoundSet. Additional sounds of Starfinder are available as individual SoundPacks, or as part of Syrinscape’s SuperSyrin or Sci-Fi subscription packages. SuperSyrin subscribers with access to the SoundSet Creator will also be able to choose from a palette of sounds to customize their own starships.

All around the Gen Con, Syrinscape will be bringing live RPG events to life with epic sound and music, including the legendary 1200-player Friday and Saturday night Pathfinder Specials in the Sagamore Ballroom, Glass Cannon Podcast, Maze Arcana’s Live Games and Seminars. Join Syrinscape creator Benjamin Loomes as he hosts Music & Ambiance in Gaming in the Paizo Seminar Room on Sunday.

Further, visitors to the Syrinscape sound cave (booth # 343) will have their voices transformed and immortalized as the insanity-inducing cacophony that is Lovecraft’s Shoggoth.

Paizo’s Starfinder is Set to Launch at Gen Con 50

Nearly a decade after Paizo Inc. released the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, the countdown is now on to celebrate the release of another new game. The epic science-fantasy Starfinder RPG, set in the far-future of the world of Pathfinder will see it’s release at Gen Con. Paizo will be releasing the Starfinder’s Core Rulebook and also the first Adventure Path, Dead Suns. They’ll also host a line-up of gaming events and activities for fans attending the show.

Gen Con takes place August 17-20 in Indianapolis.

Players can travel to the stars or explore Golarion with 24-hour gaming in the Sagamore Ballroom, including the now-legendary 1200-player Pathfinder Specials. Other events include Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild Open Tournament, a new multi-table interactive Pathfinder Society Scenario, new quests, a pre-generated character special and three scenarios for Starfinder Society. Participants will also receive collectible buttons, while they last.

Join members of Team Paizo in the Paizo seminar room for rules discussions, adventure path previews, and more, including:

Thursday, 2:00pm
Starfinder Adventure Path Q&A with Developers Rob McCreary and Jason Keeley

Friday, 12:00pm
Starfinder Rules Q&A with Creative Director James Sutter and Lead Designer Owen KC Stephens

Saturday, 3:00pm
Paizo 2017 and Beyond with CEO Lisa Stevens, Publisher Erik Mona, and Pathfinder Lead Designer Jason Bulmahn

Also, members of Team Paizo will be on hand to meet attendees throughout all four days of the show in the Paizo booth. You can find them at booth #103. They’ll also be handing out new collectible buttons each day. Attendees who shop in Paizo’s booth and spend $50 or more will receive a promotional Blue Knight mini.

Road to Gen Con 2016: Paizo Announces Hundreds of Pathfinder Events

Paizo_logoPaizo Inc., publisher of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, has announced the line-up of events and promotions planned for Gen Con 2016. With hundreds of activities for players of all levels, Pathfinders will experience a Gen Con like never before.

Pathfinder Society’s takeover of the Sagamore Ballroom is now the stuff of legends, with hundreds of gaming tables arrayed wall-to-wall across Gen Con’s largest and most luxurious gaming space. Highlighted Roleplaying Guild events include Thursday night’s pre-generated character special Serpents’ Ire (a follow up to last year’s Serpents’ Rise) and Saturday’s pre-generated character special Through Maelstrom Rift. Also highlighted is The Cosmic Captive, Friday night’s massively multiplayer 1,000-hero Special kicking off the Year of the Stolen Storm, Season 8 of the world’s largest organized play campaign! Join the Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild in the Sagamore Ballroom for hundreds of games for every level of play, 3 new scenarios, 6 new quests, and a silent auction for valuable boons to raise money for Gen Con’s charity, The Pourhouse. All are welcome, no experience necessary!

Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild returns to the Sagamore Ballroom as well, with four days packed full of adventure. On Friday, cards and dice come together in The Cosmic Captive. This is a world-premier event, incorporating a card game component into the interactive special. Throughout Gen Con, players can join the 2nd annual Open Tournament, where teams of four go head-to-head to proclaim themselves champion. Attendees may play through all of the Season of the Runelords organized play campaign, or pick up games from past campaigns the Season of the Shackles and the Season of the Rightous. Loaner decks are available for new players, so come on out and give the cards a try!

– Gen Con 2016 launches Pathfinder Society Academy, Pathfinder Society’s newest program designed to introduce kids ages 6 and up to the world of Pathfinder. Pathfinder Society Academy includes Kid’s Track Beginner and Advanced scenarios, as well as Transitions —5 new adventures to get players to level 2 and ready to join Pathfinder Society— and youth-friendly versions of some favorite Pathfinder Society scenarios.

– Paizo is proud to launch the new summer Pathfinder RPG hardcover book each year at Gen Con and this year will be no exception with the release of Pathfinder RPG: Horror Adventures. Horror Adventures takes game masters and players into the darkest reaches, where madness and death lurk around every corner. Horror Adventures is available for pre-order now.

– Stop by the Paizo booth in the exhibit hall (#103) to meet Pathfinder cover artist Wayne Reynolds and many of Paizo’s designers, artists, and other team members, collect daily buttons, and participate in a demo of the upcoming Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Mummy’s Mask for a free Reta Bigbad promo card.

– Cheer on Team Pathfinder in the Live RPG Plus event, where Erik Mona, Jason Bulmahn, Crystal Frasier and F. Wesley Schneider face off against GM and Dicestormers host Benjamin Loomes who will be attempting a Total Party Kill on our fearless adventurers. Tickets are available from Gen Con for $2.

– Post a picture to social media with a Pathfinder goblin, tag it with #GoblinHorde, and join the community chronicling the adventures of Pathfinders’ mischievous mascots.

– Visit Scotty’s Brewhouse, the official Pathfinder clubhouse of Gen Con, for a food menu straight out of Golarion and enjoy a pint of the limited edition Pathfinder Cthulhu Brew. Wednesday, Scotty’s plays host to the Pathfinder Society in a spin-up to the launch of Gen Con on Thursday.

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