Aug 242017
 

I Did get to talk with James Sutter about Starfinder @Gencon.  I caught him off guard a couple of times with questions that are light years away in development.  But we did discuss societies and organizations a good bit, and his favorite character.

I’m looking forward to Starfinder, I wish I would have picked it up at Gen Con, but they were gone.

Flip Through Ultimate Magic for Pathfinder from Paizo

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Aug 172017
 

In this Flip Through Matt takes a look at Pathfinders Ultimate Magic from Paizo.  While this book isn’t new it is to Matt so he is sharing.

All in all it’s a good book.  I think at this point some of the material can be expanded upon, but it’s still a solid foundation for growth.

Ultimate Intrigue Review

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Jan 132017
 

20161229_115649Ultimate Intrigue

Published by Paizo Publishing

The latest of the Ultimate series books is packed with a ton of themed information. This is a gem for any espionage player or GM. Ultimate Intrigue features the Vigilante base class, new archetypes, feats, intrigue systems, social combat, new spells, and gear.

Vigilante base class has some pretty cool perks. The first and the coolest is the ability to have dual identities – like Batman! The class has the option for each identity to have a different alignment. My GM would have a lot of fun with that concept, and as a player it would be a great challenge to role-play. Beyond that you get to pick a path of specialization as an avenger or a stalker. An avenger gains an attack bonus equal to the character level, while a stalker capitalizes on stealth to gain 1d8 precision damage on flanked, flat-footed or otherwise unaware foes. This increases 1d8 every two levels. There are also several Vigilante talents. My favorite has to be Blind Spot. It allows the character to hide from creatures with special senses like Tremor Sense. That’s something I could have used in my last adventure.

There are of course several new archetypes in Ultimate Intrigue, and while many of them are specialized most can be used without too much difficulty. My favorite is the Guild Breaker, a Ranger who specializes in taking down an enemy organization. The difference is that the bonuses they get are applied to an enemy organization instead of to a favored enemy. This archetype also gets Deep Cover, which allows bonuses to Bluff and Disguise against the enemy organization.

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Flip Through Horror Adventures From Paizo

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Oct 012016
 

Matt takes his first look at Horror Adventures from Paizo for Pathfinder.  Some of the highlights Matt discusses are Corruptions, Madness, and expanded Fear rules.

I think the best part of Horror Adventures are the Corruptions.  The compleity they add to role-playing is just too much fun for everyone.

 

Grab your copy here.

Flip Through Ultimate Intrigue for Pathfinder

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Sep 222016
 

Matt takes a look at the Ultimate Intrigue from Paizo.  It features the Vigilante Class, verbal duels and intrigue systems to enhance your game. I think I will use verbal duels and the leadership system the most.

I think the pursuit rules have a place in any game there is a chase.  Check back soon for my full review.

PATHFINDER TALES: Shy Knives

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Sep 222016
 

The tale of a clever rogue and her angelic partner pit against a centaur army

 

PATHFINDER TALES: Shy Knives

By Sam Sykes

Tor Books and Paizo are pleased to announce a new and original novel set in the Pathfinder universe: PATHFINDER TALES: Shy Knives (A Tor Trade Paperback; $14.99; On-sale October 18, 2016) by Sam Sykes.

 

Shy Ratani is a clever rogue who makes her living outside of strictly legal methods. While hiding out in the frontier city of Yanmass, she accepts a job solving a nobleman’s murder, only to find herself sucked into a plot involving an invading centaur army that could see the whole city burned to the ground. Shy could stop that from happening, but doing so would involve revealing herself to the former friends who now want her dead. Add in an aristocratic partner with the literal blood of angels in her veins, and Shy quickly remembers why she swore off doing good deeds in the first place.

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PAIZO ANNOUNCES BESTIARY 6 FOR PATHFINDER ROLEPLAYING GAME

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Aug 262016
 

PAIZO ANNOUNCES BESTIARY 6 FOR
PATHFINDER ROLEPLAYING GAME

Archdevils, Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Two-Headed Dragons and Satanic Foes Are Coming To Pathfinder in Sixth Installment of Legendary Bestiary Series
REDMOND, WA (August 25, 2016): Paizo Inc. announces today the development of the forthcoming Bestiary 6, a 320-page hardcover book featuring hundreds of hellish new beasties for the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Bestiary 6 is set for a March 2017 release, $44.99 MSRP.

Truly legendary heroes require truly legendary foes, and now these world-ending menaces have arrived with Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 6. Within this book, players will find hundreds of monsters to test their mettle against Archdevils and the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, two-headed dragons and the Wild Hunt, conqueror worms or living statues haunted by dead gods, troops of goblins or strangely sentient oozes, and myriad other menaces suitable for all levels of play. Yet not every legend needs to tell of foes, and within these pages players will also find that new empyreal lords, dragons from Heaven, and the mythical Green Man all stand ready to aid players on their quests.

Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 6 is the latest indispensable volume of monsters for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and serves as a companion to the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook and Pathfinder RPG Bestiary. This imaginative tabletop game builds upon more than 10 years of system development and an Open Playtest featuring more than 50,000 gamers to create a cutting-edge RPG experience that brings the all-time best-selling set of fantasy rules into a new era.

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 6 includes:

  • More than 200 different monsters.
  • Strange new player-character-suitable races like the canine rougarou, the watery fey naiad, the crazed monkey goblin, and the Lovecraftian yaddithian, and the Darklands-dwelling munavri.
  • Powerful foes from myth and legend, such as the Archdevil Mephistopheles, Charon of the River Styx, and that notorious haunter of holidays known as Krampus.
  • New animal companions, constructs waiting creation by skilled spellcasters, and a new category of true dragon from the Outer Planes.
  • New templates to help you get more life out of classic monsters, including the shape-changing vermin-themed entothrope and the intelligent hivemind swarm.
  • 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.

For additional information visit paizo.com.

About the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
In the best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, 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 eight 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 award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Tales novels, as well as board games and accessories. The Pathfinder world, in which players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil, is currently translated into eight languages, and has been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, toys, and apparel, and is being developed into an MMORPG. Paizo.com is also a leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world.

FOUR PAIZO EMPLOYEES AMONG GEN CON’S INDUSTRY INSIDER FEATURED PRESENTERS

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Jul 262016
 

FOUR PAIZO EMPLOYEES AMONG GEN CON’S INDUSTRY INSIDER FEATURED PRESENTERS
REDMOND, WA (July 26, 2016): Paizo Inc., publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, is honored to have four of its Pathfinder team members chosen by Gen Con to be among the Industry Insider Featured Presenters at this year’s convention, held in Indianapolis August 4 – 7, 2016.

F. Wesley Schneider is Paizo’s editor-in-chief and Pathfinder co-creator. Schneider is the author of dozens of Pathfinder game books, novels, and comics, and formerly served on the editorial staff of Dragon Magazine. A noted expert on horror, world-building, and storytelling, Schneider has also spoken at length on inclusivity and GLBTQ topics in gaming.
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PATHFINDER’S MISCHIEVIOUS GOBLINS RETURN TO WREAK HAVOC ON FREE RPG DAY IN NEW WE B4 GOBLINS MODULE

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Jun 152016
 

PATHFINDER’S MISCHIEVIOUS GOBLINS RETURN TO WREAK HAVOC ON FREE RPG DAY IN NEW WE B4 GOBLINS MODULE 
REDMOND, WA (June 15, 2016): Paizo Inc., publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, announces today Pathfinder Module: We B4 Goblins, the fourth installment in Paizo’s popular Free RPG Day adventures. Free RPG Day takes place on June 18, 2016, offering new and exclusive free RPG modules and other gaming products provided by participating publishers, through participating game stores, to encourage and develop the roleplaying game hobby.
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TRAPDOOR TECHNOLOGIES RELEASES OFFICIALLY LICENSED DIGITAL TOOLSET FOR THE PATHFINDER ROLEPLAYING GAME

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Jun 152016
 

TRAPDOOR TECHNOLOGIES RELEASES OFFICIALLY LICENSED DIGITAL TOOLSET FOR THE PATHFINDER ROLEPLAYING GAME

Playbook For Pathfinder Now Available in the iOS App Store

Free Download and One Month Free Trial for New Users

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (June 13, 2016): Trapdoor Technologies announces today the launch of Playbook For Pathfinder, their first officially licensed toolset for the award-winning roleplaying game. Playbook For Pathfinder is now available in the iOS App Store with a free download and one month free trial for new users.

Playbook For Pathfinder allows players to roll-up and manage characters, while Game Masters can purchase and prep adventures and campaigns for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. The app features quick rules look-up, information sharing, stat tracking for monsters and PCs, and more.

The app will include the game’s complete rules set, artwork, connection with Pathfinder Society Organized Play events, and an extensive library of Pathfinder adventures. New content releases will be made each Tuesday, with additional adventures and rulebooks being added throughout the year.

At PaizoCon last week, Paizo announced the Starfinder Roleplaying Game—a new science fantasy RPG based on the Pathfinder universe and rules. Trapdoor will be working closely with Paizo to create a sister app for the new RPG system launching in 2017.

“We are really looking forward to the continued integration of the Pathfinder world in Playbook,” said Lisa Stevens, CEO of Paizo. “We believe it has the potential to streamline prep time and become an invaluable tool for both players and Game Masters.”

For more information visit: http://trapdoortechnologies.com/playbook/

About Trapdoor Technologies

Trapdoor Technologies is a Colorado-based company specializing in consumer application development for mobile devices. Their flagship product, The Story Machine™, is a scalable, automated, cloud-based publishing engine offering integrated interactive features for digital books, documents, and periodicals. Trapdoor’s family of applications includes a robust digital companion for tabletop role-playing games (Playbook), an enhanced e-book application featuring Onder Librum for the Ed Greenwood Group (Storybook), as well as two products tailored specifically for corporate customers (Learningbook and Formbook).

About Paizo Inc.

Paizo Inc. is publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, and Pathfinder Tales novels, as well as board games and gaming accessories. The Pathfinder world, in which players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil, is currently translated into eight languages, and has been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, toys, and apparel, and is being developed into an MMORPG. Paizo.com is also a leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world.