In his interview I get to talk with Erik Mona about the Pathfinder Origins comic book series. his is a very special series to Erik because he wrote issues one and six. Erik shares the experience with us and he chats a little about the 12 iconic characters that are involved with the story. Then we move on to PaizoCon where he announces (for the first time) some of the the guests that will help make the con explosive. Plus he shared a little goblin friend with us.
Thanks to Erik Mona and Paizo for everything.
Commissioned for Garryth, Blade of Retribution, Moros is a quick and agile myrmidon that strikes using its dual curved blades with the deadliness of an assassin. Its unique power field renders Moros invisible to the naked eye and can be manipulated to lash out and stun potential victims. For many of the Retribution’s enemies, the low hum of Moros’ energy field is the last sound ever heard.
From Hundreds of Contestants, Now Down to Four, as Global Competition to Find New Stars in Game Design Enters Final Round
REDMOND, WA (March 3, 2015): Paizo Inc., creator of the popular Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, announces today the Top 4 Finalists in the 2015 RPG Superstar Game Design competition.
RPG Superstar™ 2015 Top 4 Finalists and their Winning Encounter with a Map Designs
Brian J. Fruzen (Milwaukee, WI) – The Gloomsworn Path
Monica Marlowe (Cincinnati, OH) – The Hanging Gardens of Karexin
Kalervo Oikarinen (Helsinki, Finland) – Fellforge Chapel
Christopher Wasko (Connecticut) – Darkblight Fallow
“Behold our four finalists! They have navigated the surprise of creating a new category of magic item, diligently labored to create stand-alone maps, wrought creatures of the Darklands, and braved the travails of creating new and interesting encounters,” says Owen KC Stephens, Pathfinder Developer and Host of RPG Superstar 2015. “Hundreds began this exhausting and arduous path, and now these four have proven themselves to be the best of the year.”
In the final round, the Top 4 must design a 32 – 40 page adventure for 5th level characters, set in the Nar-Voth. The deadline for the final round’s entries is March 13, 2015, and public voting will begin March 17, 2015 on paizo.com/rpgsuperstar.
Now in its 8th year, RPG Superstar receives thousands of entries from all over the world, which are reviewed by a panel of experienced game designers, and then voted on by the paizo.com community, who have cast millions of votes over the years.
The winner of the competition will have their adventure published by Paizo as a Pathfinder Module, a full-color, 64-page, high-quality softcover book, compatible with not only the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (RPG), but also with any game published under the Open Gaming License (OGL). Also, three runners-up will win assignments to write adventure scenarios for Paizo’s Pathfinder Society Organized Play campaign, offering all four finalists professional writing contracts with Paizo Inc., and an opportunity to begin their game design careers by working on the world’s best-selling roleplaying game.
The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game is the wildly popular tabletop RPG, in which 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, and the vibrant Pathfinder universe has been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, miniatures, plush toys, and apparel, and is being developed into a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game.
About Paizo Inc.
Paizo Inc. is publisher of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, as well as Pathfinder Tales novels, board games, and gaming accessories. Paizo.com is the leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world. In the twelve years since its founding, Paizo Publishing has received more than 60 major awards and has grown to become one of the most influential companies in the hobby games industry. For more information, visit paizo.com.
Emergence Event is an exciting new competitive space exploration game for 2-4 players. Each player controls a captain who commands their species’ capital ship. With a unique deck of captain cards, individual strengths, and special abilities, each captain offers players a very different game experience.
Players seek to explore and control locations in the galaxy to gain the resources, artifacts, and technology to help them face more difficult encounters later in the game. As players explore the galaxy, and time passes, encounters become more rewarding, but the penalty for failure rises. Players determine the length of the game by how quickly they move through the galaxy, and how well they manage the damage inflicted on them by their travels, or by their fellow captains.
In this Figure Forge Matt assembles the Regult Battlepod for Robotech RPG Tactics. This model flew together.
The day is drawing closer when all will be assembled! Will it be before Palladium Open House? I’m not sure. They certainly won’t be painted before then.
From the Myth project update
This Monday, March 9th, at noon EST the Myth: Journeyman Kickstarter begins. There is a ton of content and a lot minis just like the first. Through the expansions we introduce the Journeyman Hero branches, two brand new Heroes, new Minions, new Captains, a brand new classification of monster (Commanders), new mini-bosses, new Bosses, new items, new mechanics, and new locations. Furthermore, each pledge level receives the updated rules linked above, updated Novice Hero cards (from the patches available on the website), and the new trap deck.
Additionally, as promised there is a level for those backers who only want to replace their base game of Myth with officially printed materials. It is priced slightly below cost.
We’ll put out another update on Monday with a link you can click if you are interested. We hope you are…it is going to be a fun ride
It’s the season for RPG Superstar and I managed to borrow some of Owen K.C. Stephens time fo ran interview.
I broke it into two parts, Bio and RPG Superstar/writing tips. I was going to break into a third part but that would have made it a little awkward. Any way here is what we talked about
The first 6 minutes of my interview with Owen discusses his history. His humble beginnings at Wizards of the Coast and his journey to Paizo.
In this next portion of the interview we discuss RPG Superstar and writing. Looking back I can see how closely related the writing is to RPG Superstar – on your first listen it might seem like we get distracted. The reality of it is that writing is really the essence of RPG Superstar. I hope you enjoy it.
I apologize for my user error. I made myself the presenter and I omitted Owen from the camera. But you have to thank him anyway, he saved you by giving me some of his favorite photos for a slide show saving your eyes from face.
RPG Superstar round four just ended and the finalists will be announced tonight. If you haven’t taken part in the contest it’s not too late to join the community. I’ve been gaming a long time and I have to say it’s one of the best communities to be involved in.
Last year I had the chance to go to Gen Con because of all of you who believe I’m doing the community a service. If you want to look back to Gen Con 2014 You can visit the Gen Con 2o14 coverage page.
Here is my video on the project.
This year some of my sponsors have convinced me to think about the whole year as opposed to just Gen Con.
I have a lot of things planned for us and he promo pledge level is pretty sweet. Well at least I think so who doesn’t want promos for Mage Wars, a set of Disc Duelers cards, Zpocalypse Cards, trial subscription to Adventure a Week and another trial to Syrinscape
Some of the more exciting ideas are themed weeks, with daily content on some of your favorite games. I’m also looking froward to improving video content and attending more conventions to bring you reports.
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In this Flip Though Matt takes a look at Lost Treasure. Paizo has created a book that reinforces the Pathfinder story line by give more locations flavor and giving GM’s the idea to do the same.
I’m sure there will be countless adventures around some of these in my house.