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Pathfinder Tales Now on Audible!

Pathfinder Tales the Redemption EnginePaizo Inc., publisher of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, has announced the exclusive partnership with Audible, Inc. to release the entire catalog of Pathfinder Tales as audiobooks. The first wave—releasing today, October 13th—includes 15 titles by notable fantasy authors such as best-sellers Michael Stackpole and Elaine Cunningham, Hugo Award winners Tim Pratt and Wendy N. Wagner, and fan favorites Dave Gross and James L. Sutter, with the remainder of the library becoming available mid-January 2016.

In the best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world of magic and monsters. The Pathfinder RPG is currently translated into eight languages, and the vibrant Pathfinder universe has been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, miniatures, plush toys, video games, and apparel.

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.

Hero Lab’s Class Packs for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

Lone Wolf Development has announced the release of Pathfinder Class Packs for Hero Lab. Class Packs are the perfect, low-cost entry path to get started creating characters with Hero Lab! Each Class Pack unlocks 3-4 classes and includes everything from seven of the most popular Pathfinder rulebooks. Players choose their favorite Class Pack and harness the power of the ENnie award-winning product for only $29.99. For extra class options, players simply add additional Class Packs for only $6.99 apiece.

Hero Lab Pathfinder

How Do Class Packs Work?

  • Create and manage characters from the 3-4 classes unlocked by each Class Pack. For example, if you select the Druid Class Pack, you’ll unlock the Druid, Oracle, Shaman, and Spiritualist classes, allowing you to build characters from those four classes in Hero Lab.
  • Class Packs include everything from seven essential rulebooks: Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook, Advanced Player’s Guide, Ultimate Combat, Ultimate Magic, Advanced Class Guide, Occult Adventures, and Ultimate Intrigue (when it releases in spring 2016.) All archetypes for unlocked classes are included, as well as all feats, spells, gear, optional rules, and everything else from those rulebooks – it’s all you need to create characters with your unlocked classes.
  • Further add-ons like Advanced Race Guide, the Summon Monster Creature Package, and Player Companion packages can be readily integrated with Class Packs. They are purchased and behave just like they do in Hero Lab today.
  • Hero Lab users who already use another game system, like Shadowrun or Mutants & Masterminds, can get started with their first Class Pack for only $20! Simply add the Pathfinder Class Pack option you want to your Hero Lab license through the website.
  • For existing Pathfinder users, if you feel that Class Packs are a better fit for your style, you can switch to the new Class Packs for free! Be sure to review all the details before converting, as it’s a one-way, one-time option. The conversion option is also a limited time offer, so don’t miss out!

Hero Lab is available for PC, Mac, and iPad.

Beastly Terrors, Intrigue, and Evil Adventures Announced for the Pathfinder RPG

Pathfinder Ultimate IntrigueAs PaizoCon, the annual celebration of all things Pathfinder, comes to a close, Paizo Inc., publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, confirms today the news that Bestiary 5, Pathfinder Adventure Path: Hell’s Vengeance, and Ultimate Intrigue are in development for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

This Memorial Day weekend, nearly 1000 Pathfinder fans converged on Seattle for four days of gaming, seminars, special events, meet & greets with the Pathfinder design team, and to get exclusive previews of the new Pathfinder products in development for the coming year. Attendees of PaizoCon were the first to hear of the new Adventure Path for the Pathfinder RPG, Hell’s Vengeance. Hell’s Vengeance casts players in the role of villains in service to the devil-binding Empire of Cheliax, as they attempt to put down a surge of rebellions that threaten to topple the nation.

The Pathfinder Adventure Path is Paizo’s monthly, 6-volume story arc for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Each 96-page volume contains an in-depth AP scenario, stats for new monsters, and several support articles to give Game Masters additional material to expand their campaign. Hell’s Vengeance kicks off in February 2016 and runs through July, with several tie-in products and accessories throughout 2016.

The forthcoming Pathfinder RPG: Bestiary 5 was also announced at PaizoCon. Inside Bestiary 5 lurk hundreds of new monsters ready for use in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. From the death-dealing grim reaper, menacing deep ones, and the ground-shaking wood colossus, to allies such as whimsical leshi, inscrutable esoteric dragons, and the powerful aerial servant, players will face-off against creatures that threaten body and soul. Pathfinder RPG: Bestiary 5, scheduled for release in November 2015, is the fifth hardcover volume of monsters for use with the Pathfinder RPG, and includes:

  • More than 300 different monsters
  • Creatures that can warp the minds of their victims, including the caller in darkness, thought eater, and the bizarre brain mole
  • Two new types of creatures from the Great Beyond: the mysterious manasaputra, and the truly vile sahkil, alongside new types of angels, demodands, and devils
  • New familiars, animal companions, and other allies
  • New templates to get more life out of classic monsters
  • Appendices to help 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
  • And much, much more

The Pathfinder RPG is built on a history of wildly popular open playtests, and this year fans can contribute to the development of Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Intrigue, the new Pathfinder hardcover that delves into the shadows, where charm, grace, innuendo, and insult may be more powerful than a sharp sword or spell. The Ultimate Intrigue Open Playtest will launch in mid-June, and details will be released on the Paizo blog soon.

Hero Lab’s Rise of the Runelords Out Now!

Hero LabLone Wolf Development has announced the release of the Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition package for Hero Lab. Rise of the Runelords is the first in a new series of add-on packages for Hero Lab, featuring the most-popular Adventure Paths from the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and is available now via wolflair.com ($24.99).

This new Hero Lab Adventure Path package provides players with all the tools they’ll need for running the most epic of adventures:

  • Access to all of the encounters from the award-winning, fan-favorite, Pathfinder Adventure Path: Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition
  • Pre-built NPCs with spells, gear, feats, traits, armor, items, and more
  • Ability to import the encounters into the Hero Lab Tactical Console to manage combat with a laptop at the game table
  • Option to print-out NPCs and monsters for easy reference
  • Fully customize encounters and NPCs – perfect for the surprise player or home-brew setting
  • Automatic integration of spells, items, and other material from other Pathfinder RPG supplements, such as the Bestiary or Advanced Players Guide, for use within that Adventure Path (purchase of these packages is not necessary)

Designed for players and GMs alike, Hero Lab is the ultimate RPG character management tool. With this award-winning software, players can build characters in minutes for their favorite RPGs, and play from their laptop, iPad or printed character sheets. Indispensable Game Mastering tools, like the Encounter Builder and Tactical Console, ensure GMs don’t have to worry about the hassles of creating or running an encounter. With Hero Lab, preparing for games has never been easier.

In addition to the Pathfinder RPG, Hero Lab is available for Shadowrun, Mutants and Masterminds, Savage Worlds, Call of Cthulhu, World of Darkness, and the d20 System.

New Giantslayer Adventure Path for the Pathfinder RPG, Out Now

pathfinder adventure path giantslayer battle of bloodmarch hillPaizo Inc., publisher of the wildly popular Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, announced today the kick-off of the Giantslayer Adventure Path, the latest 6-part adventure series in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Pathfinder Adventure Path #91: Battle of Bloodmarch Hill, written by Patrick Renie, is now available.

Deep in the Mindspin Mountains, a storm giant warlord known as the Storm Tyrant is gathering an army of giants from across western Avistan—first to bring the orc hordes of Belkzen under his banner, then to conquer the neighboring realms. Working their way through an abandoned border fort, an ancient giant temple, the tomb of an undead frost giant, and an elite fire giant training facility beneath a dormant volcano, the heroes eventually take the fight to the Storm Tyrant himself inside his flying fortress. Can the giant army be defeated, or will all of Avistan bow down in fealty to the Storm Tyrant?

The Giantslayer Adventure Path includes 6 monthly, 96-page, full-color softcover books:

  • AP #91: Battle of BloodMarch Hill (February)
  • AP #92: The Hill Giant’s Pledge (March)
  • AP #93: Forge of the Giant God (April)
  • AP #94: Ice Tomb of the Giant Queen (May)
  • AP #95: Anvil of Fire (June)
  • AP #96: Shadow of the Storm Tyrant (July)
  • Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Giantslayer Poster Map Folio (July)

Each volume contains an in-depth Adventure Path scenario, stats for new monsters, and several support articles meant to give Game Masters additional material to expand their campaign.

Paizo Announces a New Core Campaign for the Pathfinder Society

pathfinder logoPaizo Inc., publisher of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, have announced a new campaign mode for its popular Pathfinder Society Organized Play global roleplaying game campaign. This new mode of play, called the Pathfinder Society Core Campaign, will use the basic game established in the bestselling Pathfinder RPG: Core Rulebook to offer a streamlined gaming experience, limited scenario replay, and a simpler entry-point for new players.

The goal is to make the Pathfinder Society more accessible and fun to play as possible. This change has come after feedback from the community, and this provides an easier way for new players to enjoy the RPG.

The standard Pathfinder Society Organized Play campaign, now in its seventh year, remains unchained, offering a wealth of character options drawn from Paizo’s entire library of Pathfinder supplements. Both campaign modes use the same Pathfinder Society scenarios, four-hour fantasy adventures designed to challenge player skill and group cooperation.

In the new Core Campaign, player character options such as race, class, feats, and equipment are limited to those included in the Pathfinder RPG: Core Rulebook and the free Campaign Traits document. Additional treasures, rewards, and character options are unlocked as players complete scenarios, as listed upon the chronicle sheets distributed at the conclusion of each scenario.

A player may play each Pathfinder Society scenario twice, once with a Core Campaign character and once with a standard Pathfinder Society organized play character, allowing a robust replay option for the first time since the launch of the campaign. A character must belong to either the Core Campaign or the standard campaign—not both. At any time a Core Campaign character may transition into the standard campaign, but no standard campaign character may transition to the Core Campaign.

With the launch of Core Campaign, players have four new Pathfinder Society play opportunities each month, as both players and GMs. The Core Campaign, launching today, is open to new and veteran players, and the current campaign remains unchanged.

Paizo Announces Monster Codex for Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

20 of Fantasy’s Most-Iconic Beasties Come to the Pathfinder Roleplaying GamePaizo has announced the Monster Codex for their popular Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. The Monster Codex contains 20 of fantasy’s most-iconic monsters and a mountain of new rules and pre-made stat blocks to bring these creatures to the Pathfinder roleplaying experience. The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Monster Codex will be released October 22, but can be pre-ordered now.

A great tool for busy Game Masters, the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Monster Codex will provide a wide range of challenges for a variety of foes, from the nefarious drow to ruthless orcs. Each monster includes an in-depth look at its society and ecology, new rules like feats, spells, and magic items designed to complement the race, and archetypes built to give monsters a new edge. From a simple encounter to an entire campaign, the Monster Codex provides everything needed to make these monsters the center of the action.

First art peek - Drow, by artist Alexandre Chaudret.Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Monster Codex includes:

  • Comprehensive chapters for 20 iconic monsters, including the boggard, bugbear, drow, duergar, fire giant, frost giant, ghoul, gnoll, goblin, hobgoblin, kobold, lizardfolk, ogre, orc, ratfolk, sahuagin, serpentfolk, troglodyte, troll, and vampire.
  • Archetypes for each entry, allowing monsters of that race to be full integrated with their class choices.
  • Over 10 new stat blocks for each monster, utilizing the new rules from their entry in the book.
  • Advice and tips for Game Masters to include these monsters in their game, and simple templates to customize the monsters in countless ways.

Gen Con 2014: Obsidian Announces Pathfinder License

obsidian entertainmentGen Con 2014 doesn’t official kick off until Thursday, but announcements are already being made. Obsidian Entertainment, the developer of Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: the Stick of Truth and the Kickstarter phenomenon Pillars of Eternity, announced that they have entered into a long-term licensing partnership with Paizo Inc. to produce electronic games based on the popular Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

Obsidian’s first licensed product will be a tablet game based on the highly successful Pathfinder Adventure Card game, a cooperative game for 1 to 4 players. Players each have a unique character composed of a deck of cards and a set of stats. Characters have classes such as fighter, rogue, wizard and cleric, as well as numbers that define attributes such as strength, wisdom and charisma etc. Players will be able to customize their deck to better suit each individual’s vision of their character.

pathfinderIn the world of Pathfinder, players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil. The Pathfinder RPG is currently translated into multiple languages, with hundreds of thousands of players worldwide. The Pathfinder brand has also been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, miniatures, plush toys, apparel, and is being developed into a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game.

Obsidian will be at Gen Con 2014 showing off an early prototype of the digital Pathfinder Adventure Card Game in the Paizo booth (#203) and in their own booth (#2151) featuring the first consumer hands on for Pillars of Eternity.

Paizo’s Bestiary 4 Unleashes More than 300 Monsters

PZO1127_500Something wicked this way comes from Paizo Publishing, publisher of the world’s best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Just in time for haunting Halloween gaming, Bestiary 4 is out now, available in hardcover for $39.99 or PDF-format from paizo.com for $9.99.

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 4 introduces more than 300 new monsters for use in the Pathfinder RPG, including creatures from classic horror literature and monster films, such as blood-drinking nosferatu, gargantuan kaiju, mythical demon lords, and even the Great Old One, Cthulhu! Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 4 also includes:

  • New player-friendly races like changelings, kitsune, and nagaji
  • New creatures to construct, like clockworks and juggernauts
  • New familiars, animal companions, and other allies
  • New templates to get more life out of classic monsters
  • Appendices to 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

Bestiary 4 is the fourth volume of monsters for use with the Pathfinder RPG and serves as a companion to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook.

The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game builds on more than 10 years of system development and the largest open playtest in the history of tabletop gaming to create an unparalleled fantasy roleplaying experience. Players need only the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook to play, but Paizo Publishing produces a wide range of books and accessories to enhance your Pathfinder experience, from hardcover rules compendiums to complete campaigns to packets of beautiful, full-color maps.

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