RPG SUPERSTAR 2014 GAME DESIGNER CONTEST OPENS TODAY
Paizo Publishing Launches Largest Open-Call for Amateur Game Designers
REDMOND, WA (December 10, 2013): Paizo Publishing, LLC, publisher of the world’s best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, as well as novels, game accessories, and board games, announces today the kick-off of the 2014 RPG Superstar game designer contest.
Going on its 7th year, RPG Superstar is Paizo’s annual competition to find the best and brightest unknown game designers, and give them the opportunity to have their work critiqued by industry veterans, game design rockstars, and the fan community.
Entries are reviewed and critiqued by industry veterans, game design rockstars, and the Pathfinder community. The RPG Superstar contest is hosted by Paizo Designer Sean K. Reynolds, This year’s panel includes:
Peter Adkison, Gaming Legend Rich Baker, Writer
Judy Bauer, Paizo Editor John Compton, Paizo Developer
Liz Courts, Paizo writer Adam Daigle, Paizo Developer
Crystal Frasier, Writer & Artist Lee Hammock, Goblinworks Designer
James Jacobs, Paizo Creative Director Rob Lazzaretti, Cartographer
Frank Mentzer, Gaming Legend Russ Morrissey, ENWorld
Patrick Renie, Paizo Developer Amber Scott, Writer
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 Pathfinder Society scenarios, offering all four finalists professional writing contracts with Paizo Publishing, and an opportunity to begin their game design careers by working on the world’s best-selling roleplaying game.
In last year’s contest, more than half a million votes were cast by Pathfinder fans, resulting in winner Steven Helt, whose Pathfinder Module, Tears at Bitter Manor, is due out January 2014.
Round One is now open for design submissions of magical “Wondrous Items”, and the contest concludes in March 2014. Winners will be announced on April 1, 2014. For more information or to submit an entry, visit paizo.com/rpgsuperstar.
The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game is the world’s best-selling 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, apparel, and is being developed into a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game.
About Paizo Publishing
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