Jul 202014



The Crusader Road is a new novel of frontier adventure set in the world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and the new Pathfinder Online MMORPG


REDMOND, WA (July 17, 2014): Paizo Inc. announces today the release of Pathfinder Tales: The Crusader Road, the first Pathfinder Tales novel from New York Times Bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole. The Crusader Road is also the first tie-in novel for the forthcoming Pathfinder Online Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game, and the novel is available now as a mass-market paperback everywhere, and a PDF on paizo.com, as well as ePub via Apple’s iBookstore, MSRP $9.99.


When the artistocratic Vishov family is banished from Ustalav due to underhanded politics, Lady Tyressa Vishov is faced with a choice: fade slowly into obscurity, or strike out for the nearby River Kingdoms and establish a new holding on the untamed frontier. Together with her children and loyal retainers, she’ll forge a new life in the infamous Echo Wood, and neither bloodthirsty monsters nor local despots will stop her from reclaiming her family honor. Yet the shadow of Ustalavic politics is long, and even in a remoate and lawless territory, there may be those determined to see the Vishov family fail.


Michael A. Stackpole is the New York Times bestselling author of over 40 novels, including I, Jedi and Rogue Squadron. He’s won awards in the realms of podcasting, game designer, computer game design, screenwriting, editing, graphic novel writing, and novel writing. He lives in Arizona and frequently travels the United States attending conventions and teaching writing workshops. His website is stormwolf.com.


Pathfinder Tales are the official novels, novellas, and web fiction stories that explore the fascinating world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, written by some of fantasy’s best-selling authors. Each Pathfinder Tales novel comes in mass-market paperback format, with new volumes released every two months. Subscribers receive a free downloadable version of each book they purchase, in both PDF and ePub formats. For more information, including sample chapters, visit paizo.com/pathfindertales.


About Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game is the world’s best-selling tabletop roleplaying game, 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, with hundreds of thousands of players worldwide. Players need only the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook to play, but Paizo Inc. produces a wide range of books and accessories, from hardcover rules compendiums to complete campaigns to packets of beautiful, full-color maps. 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. For more information, please visit paizo.com.


About Paizo Inc.

Paizo Inc. is a leading publisher of fantasy roleplaying games, accessories, board games, and novels. Paizo’s Pathfinder® Roleplaying GameTM, the result of the largest open playtest in the history of tabletop gaming, is currently the best-selling tabletop roleplaying game in hobby stores. Pathfinder Adventure PathTM is the most popular and best-selling monthly product in the tabletop RPG industry. 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 ten years since its founding, Paizo Publishing has received more than 50 major awards and has grown to become one of the most influential companies in the hobby games industry.

Jul 172014

In this Box Breaking Matt delves int Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition.   He shares with you the contents of the new up to 6 player starter.  It contains everything you need to get started with D&D Next.



I hope to see you back in a week or so when I go over the rulebook in more detail.

More good stuff on D&D Next

Neverwinter MMO starts August 14th

D&D basics can be found here.

The official unboxing with Mike Mearls is here.

Jul 162014

The ultimate Munchkin stocking stuffer! Do not concern yourself with the challenge of perfect gifting. We have taken care of it!

holidazedThumbHolidazed pack combining eleven new cards with four reprints from the hard-to-find Munchkin Holiday Surprise, a candy-themed Level counter, and six red-and-green festive 14mm dice! Not included: gratuitous exclamation points!!!!!


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Jul 162014

This is one of the cooler items I stumbled upon at Origins game Fair.  Join me as I drool over the pages of the Limited edition Doctor Who rulebook from Cubicle 7.  If you’re a Doctor Who fan this book is worth it just for the art.  Cubicle 7 did an awesome job

You can learn more about this book at Cubicle 7.


This is my first ever Doctor Who book so if I screwed up something let me know!

I hope to have the game review in two weeks for you so like is on Facebook or follow us on twitter to learn when it’s live

Jul 162014

First I’m sorry this took so long, but I had a lot of unforeseen problems after Origins that prevented me from taking the time to break this down into three parts. For example flooding put our internet provider under water, that makes the whole social media thing pretty difficult.  There were other weather problems but no access to the internet was the worst. But Randall and I did talk at Origins game Fair about nearly everything Catalyst related.  Since Randall had so much to say it was necessary to break it into smaller segments.

  • Sprawl Gangers
  • Battletech and SR box sets
  • Valiant, The Duke, and Hostile Takeover

Part one is about the current trends with Sprawl Gangers. The Skirmish Game that takes place in the Shadowrun Universe. We do chat about Valiant briefly but we come back to it later.

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Jun 232014

Uwe and I had the Chance to sit down and chat about the approach Academy Games has with games  in Education.   If you’ve never heard Uwe speak on anything this is your chance to be welcomed into a delightful conversation.



Check out their products at Academy Games.

Jun 232014

gamer-goggles_logo_xlargeAt Origins I had the Chance to sit down with the guys from Paradigm Concepts and chat with them about Rotted Caps and Witch Hunter.  This interview is just full of valuable information.


Visit them at Gen Con and  at Paradigm Concepts.


My review of Rotted Capes will come in July!

Jun 192014

folkloreWhile at Origins I took some time with TwinFire Production and looked in  detail at Folklore the Affliction.   Folklore the Affliction is a Kickstarter project scheduled for the fall of 2014.   The game is a classic horror storytelling game that uses nuances of table top role playing with board game mechanics.   We did this from the Crown with only natural light, I think it kind of adds to the theme of the the game.


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Jun 182014

CoBI was fortunate enough to sit down with Erik Mona from Paizo and chat about things.   I’m not sure where we started but we discuss, The Emerald Spire, Paizo Con, The massive Gen Con Role play session, and more.   This interview is packed with juicy information.


With everything Erik has said I really can’t wait for Gen Con 2014  and my first, yet to be determined, trip to Paizo Con.

And check out our Kickstarter The Convention Experience.