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Gen Con 2015: Paizo’s New Product Announcements and Record-Setting Year for Pathfinder Society

Pathfinder Occult AdventuresPaizo Inc., publisher of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, has announced that the company’s Pathfinder Society Organized Play program had a record-setting year at Gen Con, and recaps the new product announcements made at the Best Four Days in Gaming.

Pathfinder Society, the world’s largest organized play campaign, shined in the Sagamore Ballroom in the Indianapolis Convention Center, with 180 tables of Pathfinder game play, including 160 dedicated to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Guild, and 20 to the Adventure Card Guild, for a total of more than 1,300 players, a new record for Pathfinder Society Organized Play.

Further, the company made news by revealing the next adventure in the wildly popular Pathfinder Adventure Path line, Strange Aeons, a Cthulhu-based adventure set to release August 2016.

The Strange Aeons Adventure Path pits a your characters against a threat from the depths of time, space, and madness itself. From your awakening as amnesiac prisoners in an asylum ruled by nightmares to a final confrontation against an enemy far older than humanity itself, this horror-themed Adventure Path draws upon the writings and traditions of H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos and ties into Paizo’s upcoming Horror Adventures hardcover rulebook in a campaign sure to drive even the bravest of heroes to the brink of insanity… and beyond!

Paizo also announced next year’s hardcover RPG book release, Horror Adventures, scheduled for August 2016.

The book will contain a macabre selection of nightmares, from gothic classics to Lovecraftian terrors to inflict upon your players. Madness and corruption await!

The massive Paizo booth on the Gen Con Exhibit Hall floor provided not only a space for sales, but an opportunity for Paizo employees, designers, and artists to meet with thousands of customers and show off the latest products from the world of Pathfinder, including this year’s wildly popular hardcover release, Occult Adventures for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Various Paizo partners also set up space in the booth, including renowned fantasy artist Wayne Reynolds, Black Book Editions, Ulysses Spiel, and Obsidian Entertainment.

Gen Con 2015: Thames & Kosmos’ Dimension

There’s one game that’s sticking with me after Gen Con 2015, and that’s Thames & KosmosDimension. The ball puzzle game has you racing against a clock to build a pyramid of balls based on the rules dictated by the cards drawn. Afterwords, you add up the points you gained and loss.

Check out the video I shot of how you play it. A very fun game that can be played by 1-4 players, and I highly recommend it.

Gen Con 2015: Cryptozoic’s Attack on Titan

At Gen Con 2015, Cryptozoic was on hand showing off their upcoming Attack on Titan board game based on the popular manga and anime series.

You and a team must work together to take down a Titan before it destroys the tower and kills all of the civilians.

The game demoed featured temporary parts and the rules may get tweaked before release, but you get a general idea of the gameplay by the end.

Gen Con 2015 Continues Six-Year Streak of Record-Breaking Growth

gen con featuredThe best four days in gaming have come and gone, and things have settled down a bit post Gen Con 2015. It has been announced that the convention has set an all-new attendance record with a unique attendance of 61,423 and a turnstile attendance of 197,695, creating a six-year span of record growth. Since 2010, Gen Con has more than doubled in attendance. Year-over-year, Gen Con has experienced 9% attendance growth, primarily driven by 4-Day and Family Fun Day badge sales. Gen Con also has raised more than $38,500 for the convention’s Official 2015 Charity, The Julian Center.

Gen Con 2015 also was the first time that the convention held more than 400 exhibiting companies and sold out the retailer-and-educator-focused Trade Day. The convention was Co-Sponsored by Mayfair Games and Paizo Inc.

The convention drives more than $67 million into the Indianapolis economy. On top of that it also raises money for local charities. This year it was for The Julian Center which helps those who are dealing with domestic and sexual violence in Indianapolis. The organization saves lives and empower hundreds of women, men and families to live safe, independent lives.

Gen Con will return to Indianapolis for its 49th convention on August 4-7, 2016.

Gen Con 2015: Cosplay of the Convention

Gen Con 2015 is wrapped up and as always, there was some amazing cosplay on display during the show. Check out some of the costumes below which is just a small handful of the folks who dressed up for the convention. There were so many more that I didn’t see (but saw elsewhere), or didn’t get a chance snap photos of.

Gen Con 2015: Pinnacle Announces Fear Agent, Goon, and Flash Gordon RPGs

Pinnacle Entertainment Group Gen ConAt Gen Con 2015, Pinnacle Entertainment Group, the makers of Savage Worlds, Deadlands, and many other games, previewed its upcoming releases for 2015 and beyond.

Pinnacle previewed previously announced properties such as Deadlands Lost Colony, Necessary Evil 2, and Weird War I, as well as several new surprise licenses.

The first announcement was for Fear Agent, a comic series by Rick Remender, Tony Moore, and Jerome Opeña. Fear Agent was published by Dark Horse Comics, and tells the tale of Heath Huston, a cynical Texan who ventures into space to battle the aliens who destroyed the Earth. Fear Agent is a high-action, thrill-filled race through space and time.

Pinnacle’s second announcement was for another Dark Horse Comic series, Eric Powell’s The Goon. This long-running, award-winning, tongue in cheek pulp crime series is laced with horror and humor.

Pinnacle’s most unexpected announcement was for the Flash Gordon roleplaying game. The design team played the iconic music by Queen and then displayed the well-known Flash Gordon logo to massive fanfare from the assembled crowd. No other information was released about the project, but Pinnacle handed out buttons to the attendees and afterward sold retro-style Flash Gordon t-shirts at their booth.

Gen Con 2015: Day 3 in Photos

The third day of Gen Con has wrapped up. Here’s the convention for the day in photos!

Gen Con 2015: Fantasy Flight Debuts Leia, Echo Base Troopers, Dengar & More!

Fantasy Flight debuted new miniatures for Star Wars: Imperial Assault at Gen Con. The Hoth themed releases bring us Snow Troopers, Echo Base Troopers, Leia, and more.

Gen Con 2015: Fantasy Flight Reveals Star Wars: X-Wing Mist Hunter, Imperial Assault Carrier, Ghost, & More!

At Gen Con, Fantasy Flight revealed new ships for their Star Wars: X-Wing miniature game. Check out what you can expect to hit shelves later this year.

Gen Con 2015: Day 2 in Photos

The second day has come and gone. Here’s some of the sights of the show from the second day of Gen Con. Lots more photos of scenery, miniatures, and cosplay.

There was also some game demos like Fantasy Flight‘s Forbidden Stars and Cryptozoic‘s upcoming Ghostbusters.