Pathfinder

  • Class Preview: The Technomancer
    Class Preview: The Technomancer Friday, July 28, 2017 To understand the technomancer class, it is necessary to remember that Starfinder is set in a universe where magic is a real, known, fundamental force of the universe. Just as some scientists study physics, and some study chemistry, in Starfinder it is possible to apply the scientific method to the understanding and manipulation of magic itself. With that context set, let's see how the Starfinder Core Rulebook defines the class: To the uninitiated, magic and technology are completely unrelated, but you know there are more correlations between… ... read more
    Source: Paizo BlogPublished on 2017-07-29
    3 weeks ago
  • Now Taking Applications for an Expedition to Azlant
    Now Taking Applications for an Expedition to Azlant Thursday, July 27, 2017 Today on the blog I want to talk about Starfinder. Just kidding, I'm here to talk about a Golarion that's still around and some of the things that shaped it thousands of years in its past. I'm here to talk about Azlanti long before they had a star empire. More specifically, I'm here to talk about the Ruins of Azlant Adventure Path that drops this August at GenCon. The Ruins of Azlant Adventure Path takes place in the Arcadian Ocean in a small cluster of islands… ... read more
    Source: Paizo BlogPublished on 2017-07-28
    3 weeks ago
  • Seltyiel Shows Off His Magnificent New Magus Deck
    Seltyiel Shows Off His Magnificent New Magus Deck Thursday, July 26, 2017 Look, this may seem a little forward, but I noticed you alone in this solo game and you look like you could use some help getting through that blessings deck. Lucky for you, I'm here for you. I know what you need. And I brought you a present. Something literally no other elf can give you. I brought you me. Ripped. Oh, I know you think you've seen a guy like me before, hanging out on the bow of a pirate… ... read more
    Source: Paizo BlogPublished on 2017-07-27
    3 weeks ago
  • Disparate Elements, Epic Stories
    Disparate Elements, Epic Stories Wednesday, July 26, 2017 While we're excited for the launch of so many new adventures at Gen Con in a few more weeks, Season 8 cannot be overshadowed with its last two scenarios. Just as the Society has gathered extraordinary tools with which to crack the Untouchable Opal, so too has Season 8 brought together exciting scenarios to explore the elemental planes. Both of these adventures are fitting capstones. If you haven't heard, in Season 8 we've been preparing to destroy a major artifact, in the process unleashing a long-imprisoned demigod. That demigod's… ... read more
    Source: Paizo BlogPublished on 2017-07-27
    3 weeks ago
  • Faction Overview: Dataphiles
    Faction Overview: Dataphiles Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Illustration by Josef Kucera Churches, corporations, governments, and other organizations all have secrets. The Dataphiles work to uncover these secrets, deciding what to share and what to store in their vast data vaults inside Archive's Cortex, a sector of the Lorespire Complex in Absalom Station. While not all information is shared beyond the Dataphiles' archives, the simple act of guarding knowledge acts as a guiding light for the Dataphiles. Data comes in many forms, and the Dataphiles employ more than just computer-specialists in their ranks. Those Starfinders skilled at… ... read more
    Source: Paizo BlogPublished on 2017-07-26
    3 weeks ago
  • Meet the Iconics: Raia
    Meet the Iconics: Raia Monday, July 24, 2017 The countdown to Starfinder is on! We're highlighting the iconic characters and core classes that appear throughout the pages and covers of the Starfinder line. Today we meet Raia, the iconic technomancer! Illustration by Remko Troost Raia Danviri was born and raised in the lashunta city-state of Komena, near the southern tip of the continent of Asana on Castrovel. Komena's proximity to the formian-inhabited continent of the Colonies has made it a center of military activity for millennia, but to the Danviris, it was a home filled… ... read more
    Source: Paizo BlogPublished on 2017-07-24
    3 weeks ago
  • Pact Worlds Map and Mnemonic!
    Pact Worlds Map and Mnemonic! Friday, July 21, 2017 The other day, we were talking in the Star Chamber (the office shared by much of the Starfinder Development Team) about how we need a mnemonic for the order of the Pact Worlds. Personally, I still remember the order of our own solar system's planets by the mnemonic my Astronomy 101 teacher taught me: My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas. The first letter of each word matches the first letter of the planet name ("My" = "Mercury"), and the sentence helps you remember you which… ... read more
    Source: Paizo BlogPublished on 2017-07-21
    4 weeks ago
  • Beware the Sea and Garden
    Beware the Sea and Garden Friday, July 21, 2017 Hello and Happy Friday! This week we're diving in with aquatic and marshy foes found in November's Pathfinder Battles: Maze of Death set. Let's start off with the giant moray eel, a large uncommon miniature.These guys are scary enough in real life, let alone when they are twelve feet long. This mini fills out its large sized base, and is coiled to strike at any PC foolhardy enough to come too close. Next, we have the sea drake, also a large uncommon. I love the clear frills,… ... read more
    Source: Paizo BlogPublished on 2017-07-21
    4 weeks ago
  • The Ironfang Resolution
    The Ironfang Resolution Thursday, July 19, 2017 This month marks the conclusion of the Ironfang Invasion, and even as I type, issues of Pathfinder Adventure Path #120: Vault of the Onyx Citadel are being furiously packaged and shipped by our warehouse raptors. Some of you may already have them in your dice-stained hands. We finally get to see what makes Azaersi tick, and what sort of danger her sly inner circle truly present. Your heros will (hopefully) slay the "witch worm" Zanathura (again) as well as the Ironfang Commanders, Kraelos and Azlowe as they explore a pocket of… ... read more
    Source: Paizo BlogPublished on 2017-07-20
    4 weeks ago
  • Announcing Ultimate Add-On Decks!
    Announcing Ultimate Add-On Decks! Thursday, July 20, 2017 In next week's blog, we'll preview the Magus Class Deck, the first new character deck for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game since the Summoner Class Deck last September. During the break, we reevaluated what we wanted to do with the line, and came up with wild ideas like Pathfinder Tales, Hell's Vengeance 1 and Hell's Vengeance 2, and Occult Adventures 1 and Occult Adventures 2. The other thing we wanted to do is to supplement our extant class decks, especially the first seven (Bard, Cleric, Fighter, Ranger, Rogue, Sorcerer,… ... read more
    Source: Paizo BlogPublished on 2017-07-20
    4 weeks ago
  • Leaders in Liberty
    Leaders in Liberty Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Last week we shared how Season 9 of the Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guildthe Year of Factions' Favor—is poised to deliver exciting stories to the campaign's factions. The organized play campaigns wouldn't be possible without the efforts of our four-person team, so it makes sense that our faction leaders would also appreciate advancing their respective goals with the help of elite specialists. In fact, several factions already have such a setup, such as how Tahonikepsu leads the Scarab Sages with the assistance of Amenopheus and how Aaqir al'Hakam directs the Exchange… ... read more
    Source: Paizo BlogPublished on 2017-07-20
    4 weeks ago
  • Faction Overview: Wayfinders
    Faction Overview: Wayfinders Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Illustration by Josef Kucera The Wayfinders represent some of the Society's foremost experts in first contact scenarios. An organization dedicated to fully pursuing the Starfinder Society's mission statement of exploration, the Wayfinders are at the forefront of expeditions to scan a planet, set foot on an asteroid, or greet a previously unknown species. Wayfinders have a natural passion for exploration, be it through social situations with new species or discovering ancient alien ruins. Before I start this blog, I want to congratulate some of you on being excellent detectives.… ... read more
    Source: Paizo BlogPublished on 2017-07-19
    4 weeks ago
  • Faction Overview: Second Seekers
    Faction Overview: Second Seekers Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Illustration by Josef Kucera Where the First Seeker leads, the Second Seekers follow. Exemplifying dutiful service, the Second Seekers follow-through on the Society's pledge to support the First Seeker, the elected head of the Starfinder Society. Unlike other factions, the goals of the Second Seekers vary over time, adapting to each new leader's mission. Even before the Organized Play team started work on the factions for the Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild, we had the opportunity to work with the Starfinder team to create the in-game Starfinder Society organization.… ... read more
    Source: Paizo BlogPublished on 2017-07-18
    4 weeks ago
  • Starfinder Inspirations
    Starfinder Inspirations Monday, July 17, 2017 Few appendices have made as big a splash in gaming history as Gary Gygax's Appendix N. (I thought Cosmo's appendix bursting at Gen Con that one year might have it beat, but he reminded me that was technically a gallbladder removal, so it's OUT OF THE RUNNING!) That formative list of novels hit in 1979, in the AD&D Dungeon Master's Guide. In it, Gygax laid out some of the works that had made the largest impact on him in the creation of Dungeons & Dragons, from Leigh Brackett and Robert E.… ... read more
    Source: Paizo BlogPublished on 2017-07-17
    1 month ago
  • Class Preview: The Solarian
    Class Preview: The Solarian Friday, July 14, 2017 Illustration by Mikael Leger Of all the Starfinder classes, the solarian is the one hardest to explain in 10 words or less. It is a new class, and a new concept, unique to Starfinder though clearly inspired by various iconic science-fantasy tropes. It can be described as a kind of supernatural philosopher-warrior, with a focus on the stellar powers of light and gravity, but that doesn't give a very good idea of what the class can actually do. For starters, let's take a look at what the Starfinder… ... read more
    Source: Paizo BlogPublished on 2017-07-14
    1 month ago
  • Pack an Iconic Punch
    Pack an Iconic Punch Friday, July 14, 2017 As we have recently moved past the days of curses and thrones, we begin the unveiling of characters so iconic that we call them iconic. The first of these appears in Pathfinder Battles: Iconic Heroes Set #7 this November, is Erasmus, our iconic medium. Wizkids nailed the details, and I think this miniature is going to be an awesome addition to the iconic line of iconics. I think my favorite details are the crystal ball, which looks fantastic, and the ouija board and case on his left hip. … ... read more
    Source: Paizo BlogPublished on 2017-07-14
    1 month ago
  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker Launches Kickstarter Campaign
    Developer Owlcat Games announces the launch of its crowdfunding campaign for the party-based fantasy video game Pathfinder: Kingmaker on PC. Players will shape the history and destiny of their own kingdom in the game, by choosing the path of tyrannical rule, subtle diplomacy or trickery and deceit. Subjects of the kingdom and companions in the party will love or loathe these moral decisions and the chosen path will influence the development and appearance of the kingdom's capital city. The veteran RPG developers from Owlcat Games, strengthened by Chris Avellone for narrative game design, present their ambitious goals for Pathfinder: Kingmaker.… ... read more
    Source: Paizo NewsPublished on 2017-06-06
    2 months ago
  • Pathfinder RPG to be Made into Pathfinder Duels Digital CCG
    Paizo Inc., publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, and 37Games, announce today the development of Pathfinder Duels, the first digital collectible card game based on the Pathfinder universe. Pathfinder Duels will be a digital collectible card game based on the award-winning Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path. Players will build competitive decks around iconic Pathfinder heroes and villains. The game is in the early stages of development and is expected to release September 2017. Says Paizo CEO Lisa Stevens, "I was intimately involved with the creation of Magic: The Gathering in 1992, so when… ... read more
    Source: Paizo NewsPublished on 2017-05-28
    3 months ago
  • The Paizo staff are at PaizoCon 2017 from May 26 through May 29! ……
    The Paizo staff are at PaizoCon 2017 from May 26 through May 29! Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates during the show, or track #paizocon. We will return to the office on Tuesday, May 30. ... read more
    Source: Paizo NewsPublished on 2017-05-26
    3 months ago
  • First CRPG Pathfinder Game in Development by Owlcat Games and Game Designer Chris Avellone
    Owlcat Games studio is proud to unveil it is developing Pathfinder: Kingmaker—the very first isometric computer RPG based on the highly popular Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Additionally, helping shape the game's narrative is Chris Avellone, who has worked on a variety of RPGs over the years, including Fallout 2, Fallout: New Vegas, Planescape: Torment, Neverwinter Nights 2, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II. Pathfinder: Kingmaker will take players on a tour through the infamous Stolen Lands, the dangerous and turbulent territories well known within Pathfinder fandom. The computer RPG will revisit familiar characters and well-known locations of… ... read more
    Source: Paizo NewsPublished on 2017-05-17
    3 months ago
  • Pathfinder RPG: Book of the Damned Explores the Workings of the Powerful Forces of Evil
    Paizo Inc., publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, announces today the forthcoming Pathfinder RPG: Book of the Damned hardcover rulebook will be released September 2017 and is now available for pre-order (MSRP $44.99). The denizens of the evil planes of existence have long tempted, tormented, and tortured mortal life. From the lowliest imp to the mightiest demon lord, these realms are ripe with horrors and festering with threats to body, mind, and soul, and the routes to knowing these blasphemous secrets are held within the infamous pages of the Book of the Damned. With… ... read more
    Source: Paizo NewsPublished on 2017-03-23
    5 months ago
  • Syrinscape Announces License for Starfinder Roleplaying Game
    Syrinscape, creator of the award-winning apps that bring tabletop games to life with movie-like sound, is thrilled to announce it will continue its partnership with Paizo Inc with the development of the official sounds of the forthcoming Starfinder Roleplaying Game. Syrinscape makes this announcement, along with the debut of Syrinscape retail gift cards, today from the Game Manufacturers Association trade show in Las Vegas. Starfinder SoundSets and SoundPacks from Syrinscape will accompany Paizo's epic new science fantasy adventure with a slew of brand new, realistic sound effects, music, environments and more. The first of these are scheduled to release in… ... read more
    Source: Paizo NewsPublished on 2017-03-15
    5 months ago
  • Paizo and Ninja Division Announce Pre-painted Miniatures for the Starfinder Roleplaying Game!
    Ninja Division Publishing LLC. and Paizo Inc. are proud to announce the Starfinder Miniatures collection—the first officially licensed miniatures for the epic campaigns and adventures that players, worldwide, will start experiencing with the launch of the Starfinder Roleplaying Game. Set thousands of years in Pathfinder's future, the Starfinder RPG is a stand-alone science fantasy game evolved from the Pathfinder RPG rules in which players take on the role of a ragtag starship crew exploring the countless mysteries of a weird galaxy. Starfinder is also designed to integrate easily with the Pathfinder RPG, allowing players of either game to port over… ... read more
    Source: Paizo NewsPublished on 2017-03-14
    5 months ago
  • Paizo Announces Starfinder Society Organized Play Program
    Paizo Inc., publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, reveals today the first details of the new forthcoming Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild, which will launch in tandem with the highly anticipated new science fantasy Starfinder Roleplaying Game at Gen Con in August 2017. Starfinder Society will be a brand new global, cooperative roleplaying campaign with its own quests, scenarios, rules, documentation and characters. The team behind Starfinder Society will be a familiar one to gamers already playing in the Pathfinder Society. Organized Play Coordinator Tonya Woldridge leads the team, with John Compton taking on the… ... read more
    Source: Paizo NewsPublished on 2017-03-09
    5 months ago
  • The Paizo office will be closed on Monday, February 20. … We will…
    The Paizo office will be closed on Monday, February 20. We will be returning on Tuesday, February 21. ... read more
    Source: Paizo NewsPublished on 2017-02-17
    6 months ago
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    Source: Paizo NewsPublished on 2017-02-06
    6 months ago
  • Yetisburg: Titanic Battles in History, Volume 1
    Four Score and Seven Yetis Ago… On the bloody fields of Pennsylvania in 1863, two great armies collided to decide the fate of a nation. The South rose, and the North responded with fervent mettle. At the forefront of the battle stood the mighty Yetis, white-furred giants imported from the wilds of Canada to shred the opposing front lines. The great generals strode through the battle lines, engineering the destruction of the opposing forces while powerful mastodons hurled bombs into the fray. Yetisburg is a fast-paced, two-player card game where the South is pitted against the North in brutal… ... read more
    Source: Paizo NewPublished on 2017-02-01By Titanic Games
    7 months ago
  • Starfinder Roleplaying Game Now Available for Preorder!
    Paizo Inc., publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, announces today the initial product line-up for the highly anticipated Starfinder Roleplaying Game, the new science fantasy RPG set in the world of Pathfinder, ready for blast-off at Gen Con Indy August 2017. Starfinder Core Rulebook: 560 pages of science-fantasy glory, the Starfinder Core Rulebook features all the rules needed to play the Starfinder Roleplaying game, from classes and spells to lasers and starships, plus tons of setting information, new and classic races, and more. MSRP $59.99 The Starfinder Core Rulebook includes: Complete rules for players… ... read more
    Source: Paizo NewsPublished on 2017-01-31
    7 months ago
  • Arclight and Paizo Partner to Release First Japanese Translation of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game
    Paizo Inc., publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, announces today the agreement with Arclight Games of Japan for translation rights of the Pathfinder RPG and Pathfinder ACG. Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords, the popular cooperative card game, and the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Beginner Box will be the first products in development for Japanese translation and will be released first quarter 2017. Says Kosuke Fukomoto, CEO of Arclight Inc., "We have published RPGs in Japan for many years, and are the leading company in regard to RPGs in Japan today. One… ... read more
    Source: Paizo NewsPublished on 2017-01-20
    7 months ago
  • Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Now On D20PRO and Fantasy Grounds Virtual Tabletops
    Paizo Inc., publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, announces today agreements with Mesa Mundi Inc. and SmiteWorks to deliver official Pathfinder RPG content to millions of gamers through their leading virtual tabletops, D20PRO and Fantasy Grounds, respectively. "I am a long time fan of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and I am excited to begin working with Paizo to release official content," says SmiteWorks' president Doug Davison. "We believe that Fantasy Grounds already does a great job supporting the game system with many tools to help automate the game, share maps, track combat and speed… ... read more
    Source: Paizo NewsPublished on 2016-12-22
    8 months ago