PaizoCon Online will include seminars and live-plays on Twitch, games scheduled via Warhorn and run on a variety of VTT platforms such as Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, Astral, and D20Pro, an official PaizoCon Online Discord server as a general hangout for con-goers, plus blogs on paizo.com, and more!
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 thePathfinder 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 Press‘ Wizards & Spells: A Young Adventurers GuideHC 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
PATHFINDER GAMEMASTERY GUIDE HC (P2)
PATHFINDER: LOST OMENS: GODS & MAGIC HC (P2)
PATHFINDER GAMEMASTERY GUIDE SPECIAL EDITION HC (P2)
PATHFINDER CORE RULEBOOK HC (P2)
STARFINDER RPG CORE RULEBOOK HC
ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF DARK SPECTRAL SWITCHBOARD
TOME OF BEASTS POCKET EDITION
PATHFINDER ADVENTURE PATH: THE EXTINCTION CURSE VOLUME 1 (P2)
Paizo has announced that PaizoCon 2020 will be online! The annual game convention of all-things-Paizo, originally scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend in Seattle, will fall-back, regroup, and expand to six days of gaming at a safe social distance online May 26-31.
The event will include seminars and live-plays on Twitch, games scheduled via Warhorn and run on a variety of VTT platforms such as Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, Astral, and D20Pro, an official PaizoCon Online Discord server as a general hangout for con-goers, plus blogs on paizo.com, and more!
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.
Paizo has announced that Archon Studio will be taking over the license for Starfinder Masterclass miniatures, formerly produced by Ninja Division. As part of the agreement, Archon Studio will fulfill backer rewards for the Starfinder Masterclass Miniatures Kickstarter.
Archon Studio will be producing plastic miniatures instead of resin. They will also be starting over with Kickstarter fulfillment; this means that backers who have already received resin miniatures from Ninja Division will receive those minis again from Archon Studio, this time in plastic.
Archon Studio will also be creating all-new Starfinder Masterclass miniatures. Each month, they plan to produce 4 or 5 of the minis announced during the Kickstarter plus 1 brand-new mini. These minis will be available for sale at your favorite local game store, on archon-studio.com, and on paizo.com. (The Kickstarter-exclusive miniatures of Candy, Cola, Seelah the Paladin, and Epic Obazaya will not be available at retail.)
Archon Studio plans to ship Kickstarter rewards in waves. Approximately every 6 months, the pledge rewards produced during the previous 6 months will be shipped to backers free of charge. Additionally, any time a Kickstarter backer purchases any Starfinder mini from Archon Studio—whether that’s a new mini or a duplicate of a Kickstarter mini—they will also ship any released Kickstarter miniatures due to that backer for no additional charge. Details of which minis are shipping when, and how to purchase other miniatures, will be posted on the Kickstarter page.
Archon Studio will be fulfilling backers in Europe, and Ninja Division will be shipping to the rest of the world. Paizo does not have specific answers to fulfillment questions: if you’re a backer with a question about your order, you’ll need to post the question to the Starfinder Masterclass Kickstarter page.
PaizoCon 2019, the 11th annual 4-day hobby game convention with gaming, workshops, panels, and more, runs this Memorial Day weekend (Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27) at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels, at the SeaTac Airport. Many events will also be live-streamed on Twitch. Badges will be available onsite.
This year’s PaizoCon lets gamers play the Pathfinder Second Edition roleplaying game for the first time, plus adventure through the all-new Pathfinder Adventure Card Game! Quick games of both Pathfinder and the Starfinder Beginner Box will be available through the demos near registration, and Pathfinder Society and Starfinder Society organized play events will be occurring throughout the weekend. Stop by, roll up a character, and have some fun!
PaizoCon also welcomes author Liane Merciel, artist Wayne Reynolds, and the Glass Cannon Network! Stop by and get an autograph, a signed print, or shop at the Paizo store onsite.
Paizo and Know Direction Network will be partnering to stream select PaizoCon seminars live on the OfficialPaizo Twitch channel. The scheduled topics include Ask the Paizo GMs, Secrets of Golarion, Worldbuilding with Liane Merciel, Secrets of the Pact Worlds, Oblivion Oath, and more.
The PaizoCon Banquet will be held on Saturday, May 25 at 7:00 PM Pacific time and emceed by Paizo Publisher, Erik Mona. It will preview future 2019 product releases across the Pathfinder Second Edition and Starfinder product lines, along with Pathfinder and Starfinder society revelations.
Single Day Badges will be available at the PaizoCon Convention store. Regular Single Day Badges will be $25 each, and Single Day Kid’s Badges will be $15 each.
Paizo Inc. announced the Starfinder Beginner Boxat 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
Paizo Inc. has released Starfinder Armory, the 160-page hardcover rulebook, and the Starfinder Dead Suns Pawn Collection, withall 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!
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.