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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.

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!

Pathfinder Battles: Jungle of Despair is Available Now

WizKids has expanded the ever-growing line of pre-painted miniatures with Pathfinder Battles: Jungle of Despair! Focusing on the creatures that inhabit the world of Golarion, this 44-figure set is the latest release in the award-winning Pathfinder Battles line of minis.

Horrific and terrible creatures stalk you through the darkest depths and await you within ancient ruined cities. Open up booster packs to uncover these high-utility monsters and heroes suitable for any fantasy role-playing campaign. Find all kinds of figures and foes, from playful Pixies to the deadly Serpentfolk. Discover fierce jungle animals such as Lions, Tigers, and Morlocks, oh my! It’s not just creatures you may encounter; keep an eye out for rare “dungeon dressing” inserts that add realism and fun to your tabletop world.

Pathfinder Battles: Jungle of Despair comes in two product configurations: a Standard Booster and Standard 8-count Booster Brick. Each Booster includes four total figures; one Large and three Medium or Small. Each Standard Booster Bricks, which brings that to a total of 128 figures! With so many miniatures being added to a collection, what more could an aspiring player ask for? A Huge, fearsome, unique creature, that’s what!

Getting a case of Jungle of Despair Standard Booster Bricks will open up the opportunity to purchase the Case Incentive, The Hydra! This Huge, hulking beast is everything one would hope for in a monstrous encounter. As the legends state, cut off one head of a Hydra, and two more grow back. This impressive figure comes with 10 interchangeable heads that will leave yours spinning with options!

This brand-new set is packed full of intense adversaries, powerful allies, and wondrous marvels to add to your tabletop experience. Head down to your Friendly Local Game Store to pick up your boosters, and maybe even the Hydra, today! Welcome to the Jungle.

Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones #2 First Look

Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones #2

writers: Crystal Frasier (main), Erik Mona (backup)
artists: 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 | 40 pages | $4.99 | Teen +

Cocksure fighter Valeros has shuffled off his mortal coil and now finds himself adrift in the cosmos beyond the living world of Golarion! Surrounded by angels and devils hungry for his soul, and without his resourceful friends, Valeros must survive his greatest adventure by his wits alone… a dire challenge indeed! 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 a Pathfinder RPG rules appendix and a bonus pull-out poster map!

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!

Pathfinder Playtest Preorder Launches

Print editions of the Pathfinder Playtest RulebookPathfinder Playtest Adventure: Doomsday Dawn, and Pathfinder Playtest Flip-Mat Multi-Pack, all scheduled for release August 2, are available for preorder on the Paizo website now through 11:59 PM Pacific on May 1.

Orders can be shipped worldwide, and Gen Con 2018 attendees can opt to pick up their preorders at the Paizo booth. Many retailers are also accepting preorders; players should contact their favorite retailer directly to ask about their preorder policies and deadlines. Paizo will use preorders to determine the number of copies that will be printed, so preordering is strongly recommended.

The 400-page Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook contains everything players need to create characters and run Pathfinder adventures from levels 1–20. It will be available in three editions: softcover, hardcover, and deluxe hardcover with foil-debossed faux-leather cover and ribbon bookmark. The 96-page Pathfinder Playtest Adventure: Doomsday Dawn contains seven multi-encounter scenarios designed to introduce the new rules and put them to the test. The Pathfinder Playtest Flip-Mat Multi-Pack includes two double-sided, miniatures-scale, full-color, 24″ x 30″ Flip-Mats for use with the Playtest Adventure.

The massive multi-month free playtest begins August 2.

Paizo to Start Weekly Pathfinder and Starfinder Streams on Twitch

Paizo will begin weekly live streaming Pathfinder and Starfinder news and entertainment on Fridays at 4 PM Pacific on Twitch.

The inaugural episode on Friday, March 30 will feature Paizo’s Director of Game Design, Jason Bulmahn, who will answer questions about the Pathfinder Playtest. Fans can join in the discussion and hear the latest news coming from the design team.

In future live episodes, the channel will expand to include gameplay, interviews, seminars and interactive events.

Pathfinder Vol.2: Of Tooth And Claw TP First Look

Pathfinder Vol.2: Of Tooth And Claw TP

writer: Jim Zub
artist: Ivan Anaya, Sean Izaakse, Kevin Stokes, Jake Bilbao
cover: Carlos Lopez
FC | 216 pages | $19.99 | Teen +

COLLECTS ISSUES 7-12 + BONUS MATERIAL

When Valeros and his companions are tasked with tracking down a mysterious beast scarring the locals of Sandpoint, they find far more than they bargained for! A seemingly simple monster hunt becomes a twisted tale of danger and betrayal as the Cult of Lamashtu exacts its revenge on our iconic heroes.

With an action-packed story written by Jim Zub (Samurai Jack, Skullkickers) and lavish artwork by newcomers Sean Izaakse and Ivan Anaya, this second volume continues the thrilling adventures of the Pathfinder heroes in the richly envisioned fantasy world of Golarion. Bonus materials include over thirty-pages of encounters and world detail for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones #1 Preview

Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones #1

writers: Crystal Frasier (main), Erik Mona (backup)
artist: Tom Garcia (main), Diego Galindo (backup)
covers: Diego Galindo (A), Jonathan Lau (B), Marco Santucci (C), Jen Vaughn (D)
Diego Galindo (RI-B/W), Jonathan Lau (RI-B/W), Marco Santucci (RI-B/W)
FC | 40 pages | $4.99 | Teen +

As the Pathfinder plunge into the history and mysteries below Kaer Maga—the no-holds-barred ‘City of Strangers’—Valeros plunges far deeper into the great beyond, defending his immortal soul in the courts of the dead! From Pathfinder author Crystal Frasier comes this scintillating tale of life, death, and what lingers when we’re gone.

Bonus: Starfinder backup story! Thousands of years in Pathfinder’s future, the Starfinder Society spreads adventure across the solar system!

Paizo has Announced Pathfinder 2.0

Pathfinder is one of the most popular roleplaying systems and settings out there and Paizo Publishing has announced a new edition for the game.

The game publisher has also announced they will begin playtesting the game starting August 2, 2018.

On that date the Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook, Pathfinder Playtest Adventure, and Pathfinder Playtest Flip-Mat Multi-Pack will launch.

The rulebook clocks in at 400 pages and contains everything one needs to create characters and run adventures from levels 1-20. It’ll be available in softcover, hardcover, and deluxe special editions, as well as the free pdf.

The adventure is 96 pages and contains seven short multi-encounter scenarios for different levels of play. The mat multi-pack containts to double-sided miniatures-scale maps for use in playtest.

Digital editions of all three products will be available for free on that date at their website. A limited number of print editions will be available at game store and bookstores as well as Gen Con.

You’ll be able to preorder print editions of all three playtest releases from local game stores now, or from their website between March 20 and May 1. There will be no additional reprints of these items.

Playtest surveys will be released online and begin August 6.

The game was originally launched for playtest back in 2008 to help create the first edition.

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