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Preview: Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones #1

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!

Dynamite and Paizo Announce Pathfinder: Runescars

Dynamite Entertainment has announced the next series of canonical comics tied into the popular Paizo RPG game, Pathfinder! Debuting in May, Pathfinder: Runescars is written by Pathfinder co-creators F. Wesley Schneider and James L. Sutter, with art from Ediano Silva.

An exciting new Pathfinder adventure begins! The Pathfinder heroes receive a desperate plea to unmask a killer stalking the chaos-gripped city of Korvosa. A new queen has ascended the city’s Crimson Throne, and now deadly armored Hellknights and Gray Maidens clash in the streets. With the help of a cagey adventuring detective, the heroes race down the perilous trail of a brutal murderer – only to realize that the next target might be one of their own! Dare the magic and monsters of gothic Korvosa in the first sword-swinging issue, complete with pull-out poster map and official Pathfinder RPG bonus encounter.

Pathfinder: Runescars #1 is slated for release in May.

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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.

Paizo Announces the Starfinder Roleplaying Game

Starfinder 2Paizo Inc. has announced the development of the new Starfinder Roleplaying Game with the Starfinder Core Rulebook slated for an August 2017 release. Paizo is mostly known for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

Set thousands of years in Pathfinder’s future, the Starfinder RPG will be a stand-alone science fantasy game evolved from the Pathfinder RPG rules in which players take on the role of a rag-tag starship crew exploring the countless mysteries of a weird universe. Starfinder’s offerings will include a new monthly Starfinder Adventure Path product line as well as accessories for players and Game Masters.

Starfinder is set in the solar system of Pathfinder’s home world of Golarion, but far in a possible future—one in which the gods have mysteriously spirited Golarion away to an unknown location, and refuse to answer questions about it. In its place, the cultures of that world have evolved and spread throughout the solar system, especially to a vast space platform called Absalom Station. Gifted access to a hyperspace dimension by an ascended AI deity, the residents of the system suddenly find themselves with the ability to travel faster than light, and the race is on to explore and colonize potentially millions of worlds. But there are horrors out there in the darkness.

The Starfinder line launches at Gen Con 2017 with the release of the 500-page Starfinder Core Rulebook, several player and Game Master accessories, and the inaugural volume of the monthly Starfinder Adventure Path line, which includes epic campaign adventures, new planets to explore, starship and player character options, as well as new monsters and aliens to battle.

Starfinder is also designed to integrate easily with the Pathfinder RPG, allowing players of either game to port over monsters, items, and adventures with a minimal conversion effort.

Starfinder was among a slew of announcements made at this year’s PaizoCon, an annual gathering of Pathfinder fans held in Seattle. Other releases coming soon to the world of Pathfinder include:

  • Pathfinder RPG: Villain Codex introduces 20 villainous gangs: Brutal Slavers, Corrupt Guards, Demon Knights, Merry Outlaws, Sinister Cults, and more. Each enemy group includes full game statistics for its members, feats, spells, and magic items, and tips for incorporating them into the game, a veritable rogue’s gallery of options for busy Game Masters. 256-page hardcover, November 2016.
  • Pathfinder RPG: Encounter Codex provides dozens of vastly customizable encounters giving GMs the settings, foes, and options necessary to run campaign-ready encounters for heroes of level 1 to 20—with no prep. Each encounter uses Pathfinder Flip-Mats and Pawns to create truly immersive game experiences. 256-page hardcover, Spring 2017.
  • Pathfinder Adventure Path’s Ironfang Invasion is a classic fantasy campaign in which heroes explore the unknown and confront the fantastic, all to stop the monstrous hobgoblin Ironfang Legion from wiping out the good people of Nirmathas and Molthune. Players will delve into dungeons, siege well-guarded keeps, explore the wilderness, and battle some of the most iconic creatures from 40 years of roleplaying games. Ironfang Invasion releases February – July 2017.
  • Curse of the Crimson Throne, one of Paizo’s most beloved Adventure Paths, receives an overhaul and full conversion to the Pathfinder RPG in September 2016. The massive 480-page hardcover—the second largest in Paizo’s history second only to the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook—contains expanded adventures including a brand-new mission written by Paizo’s creative director James Jacobs that sends the heroes into a perilous dungeon run by the infamous Gray Maidens. The AP will also feature dozens of evocative new illustrations of classic characters, as well as updated rules for monsters, magic items, character options, and more.
  • The Pathfinder RPG: Core Rulebook and Bestiary will appear as softcover Pocket Editions in August 2016. The books’ smaller size and lighter weight make them perfect for convention gaming or easy browsing. Their low price ($24.99 for the Core Rulebook, $19.99 for the Bestiary) make the Pocket Editions perfect for gifts or cost-conscious customers.

In further news, Pathfinder Society, the world’s largest tabletop organized play program, announced Season 8 of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Guild, Year of the Stolen Storm, and also the new season of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Guild, Season of the Goblin. Both will kick off at Gen Con 2016. Pathfinder Society also announced the creation of Pathfinder Society Academy, a new program at introducing roleplaying games to younger players.

Gen Con Partners with Paizo on Three-Year Co-Sponsorship

Paizo_logoGen Con has agreed to a new three-year contract with game company Paizo Inc, extending their Co-Sponsorship which began in 2013. This new agreement will extend through Gen Con 2018. At Gen Con 2016, Paizo will have a large Exhibit Hall presence, increased on-site branding and marketing, and will continue hosting hundreds of Pathfinder Role Playing Game events in its dedicated space in the Indiana Convention Center’s Sagamore Ballroom.

Launched at Gen Con 2009, Paizo’s Pathfinder RPG has become a phenomenon, capturing the attention of passionate gamers from around the world. Now, having won more than 50 major awards, Paizo has become one of the most influential companies in the hobby game industry.

Gen Con 2016 will take place Thursday, August 4 through Sunday, August 7 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Last year, Gen Con set an attendance record with more than 61,000 unique attendees. With attendees from all 50 states, every Canadian province, and more than 54 countries, Gen Con is an international destination for gaming. Badges currently are available.

Dynamite, Paizo, and Humble Bundle Team Up for a New Charity Bundle

Following up on the continued success and buzz around the Humble RPG Book Bundle: Pathfinder, Dynamite Entertainment and Paizo offer gaming fans a low-cost entry into the canonical comic book world of Pathfinder! This new bundle is ESSENTIAL for fans of the game looking for insight into the world of Pathfinder straight from the game designers who created it. Each issue also includes a bonus Pathfinder RPG gaming appendix with game statistics, encounters, and miniatures-scale tactical battle maps perfect for use with the tabletop Pathfinder RPG. This bundle contains over 30 comics and more than 20 battle maps, 2 Exclusive Maps, miniatures and would cost over $100 to purchase individually, and of course, the exclusive maps not available outside of this promotion!

In addition to the encounter maps presented with individual Pathfinder issues, this Humble Bundle contains two original bonus tactical maps available exclusively with this promotion! All maps are presented at the standard 1 inch = 5 feet tactical scale suitable for gaming miniatures.

The “pay what you want” model offers readers the chance to unlock over 30 comics and many Maps, two Exclusive Maps, Shattered Star Miniature Boosters, and over 1,000 pages of content!

The core will give gamers and comics fans access to:

  • Pathfinder Vol 1: Dark Waters Rising 1-6
  • Pathfinder: Origins 1-2
  • Pathfinder: Goblins 1-2
  • Pathfinder: City of Secrets 1-2
  • Dynamite Exclusive Battle Map Pack #1

For those who pay more than the average price at time of purchase will also unlock all of the above PLUS:

  • Pathfinder Vol. 2: The Tooth & Claw 7-12
  • Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain #1
  • Pathfinder: Origins 3-4
  • Pathfinder: Goblins 3-4
  • Pathfinder: City of Secrets 3-4
  • Pathfinder Special 2013
  • Dynamite Exclusive Battle Map Pack #2

$15 or more will get you all of the above PLUS:

  • Pathfinder: City of Secrets 5-6
  • Pathfinder: Origins 5-6
  • Pathfinder: Goblins 5
  • Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain 2-3
  • Dynamite Exclusive Battle Map Pack #3
  • 2 Humble Bundle Exclusive Maps – “Humble Bonus Map: Feast Halls” and “Humble Bonus Map: Infernal Sanctuary”

$26 or more will get you all of the above PLUS:

  • A physical box of 4 randomly assorted Pathfinder Battles: Shattered Star prepainted plastic gaming figures perfect for use with the more than 20 tactical battle maps provided with this bundle! (Shipping not included.)

Visit today to start your collection of Dynamite comics and graphic novels! Upon purchase, you can choose where the money goes-between Dynamite and four charitable causes (Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Doctors Without Borders, Camden’s Concert, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation) via the PayPal Giving Fund.

Pathfinder’s In Hell’s Bright Shadow Launches

In Hell’s Bright ShadowPaizo Inc., publisher of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, has announced the release of In Hell’s Bright Shadow, the first module in Hell’s Rebels, the new six-month Adventure Path for the Pathfinder RPG.

The city of Kintargo, a safe haven for artists, freethinkers, and those marginalized by the oppressive Chelish government, has been placed under martial law by inquisitor Barzillai Thrune. When a protest turns into a riot, a new group of heroes comes together to form an organized resistance against the devil-binding government and the church of Asmodeus. Can they survive long enough to establish allies, or will they become the latest victims of the Thrice-Damned House of Thrune?

This volume of the Pathfinder Adventure Path begins the Hell’s Rebels Adventure Path and includes:

  • In Hell’s Bright Shadow, a Pathfinder RPG adventure for 1st-level characters, by Crystal Frasier
  • A double-sided gazetteer of the freewheeling coastal city of Kintargo
  • A plague doctor from Khari, searching desperately for a cure in the Pathfinder’s Journal, by Stephanie Lorée
  • A collection of monsters, both dangerous and beneficial, by Crystal Frasier, Eric Hindley, and Michael McCarthy

In Hell’s Bright Shadow, MSRP $24.99, is available in hobby game shops and bookstores nationwide.

All-New Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain Debuts in November

Dynamite Entertainment and Paizo, Inc. have announced the upcoming November release of Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain #1, the first chapter in a six-issue comic book miniseries. The series will be written by the collaborative team of game developers Erik Mona, F. Wesley Schneider, and James Sutter, and feature artwork by Tom Garcia, recently the illustrator of Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly. Each issue contains an RPG appendix detailing part of the Hollow Mountain dungeon (with poster map) and a write-up of one of the new characters.

Hollow Mountain draws iconic Pathfinder heroes Valeros, Seoni, Kyra, Merisiel, and more deep into an ancient fortress built by the runelords, the archvillains of the franchise. Carved in the immense visage of Alaznist, Runelord of Wrath, the Hollow Mountain is home to a honyecomb labyrinth of trap-laden chambers and corridors. The team of Pathfinder agents must explore the ruins in search of a magical artifact from the runelords’ day, but they aren’t the only adventurers interested in the mountain’s secrets. Open combat between the rivals will ensue… but Alaznist has not left her former stronghold unprotected, and fearsome guardians will force some rather uncomfortable alliances.

Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain #1 will be shipping in November 2015.

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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.

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Kicks Off Season of the Righteous

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game (PACG) Wrath of the RighteousPaizo Inc. this week has released Pathfinder Adventure Card Game (PACG): Wrath of the Righteous, the newest base set for the wildly popular, cooperative card game.

In Wrath of the Righteous, the hellish Worldwound opens, unleashing a horde of demons from the post-apocalyptic Abyss. Players will battle the malevolent minions of the demon lord Deskari, and along the way, will become mythic heroes that rival the greatest legends the world of Golarion has ever know.

The PACG: Wrath of the Righteous Base Set includes:

  • More than 500 cards, featuring a new set of boons for your characters to collect, new monsters, and barriers of a decidedly abysmal nature
  • 7 character classes, including the all new arcanist, cavalier, inquisitor, and summoner
  • The Worldwound Incursion Adventure Deck, a 110-card deck that begins the Wrath of the Righteous Adventure Path
  • A complete set of 6 polyhedral dice, including the first d20 in the PACG

As with all PACG Base Sets, gameplay can be supplemented with additional decks, such as the Character Add-On Deck, and monthly Adventure Decks (sold separately).

With the launch of the new Base Set comes the kick-off of The Season of the Righteous, Season One of the Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild Organized Play Program. New features for this season of organized play include:

  • Allowing characters to use promo cards from WizKids’ Pathfinder Battles: Iconic Heroes miniatures line as part of the player’s class deck
  • New advancement system for ease in table-mustering at small- and medium-sized events
  • A brand new PFSACG Guide to Organized Play

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Wrath of the Righteous is available now.

 

 

 

 

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