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Dec 112013



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

Paizo Publishing®, LLC is the leading publisher of fantasy roleplaying games, accessories, board games, and novels. Paizo’s Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game, 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 Path 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 eleven 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.


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Gen Con Names Official Charity Partner for 2013

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Apr 042013

Gen Con Names Official Charity Partner for 2013

SEATTLE (April 3, 2013) – Gen Con Indy, The Best Four Days In Gaming!™, has selected Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana as its official Charity Partner for 2013.

“With more than a century of history as an impactful charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters has shown that their mentorship provides a lasting, important service to the community,” said Adrian Swartout, CEO of Gen Con LLC. “Due to this long-standing commitment to youth, the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana are an ideal candidate for our official 2013 charity.”

Gen Con will host several events during its 2013 show, running August 15-18 at the Indiana Convention Center, in which all proceeds will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana. Events will include, but are not limited to, a charity auction, construction and demolition of a giant “Cardhalla” made of assembled trading cards, the “Slay the Creature” balloon sculpture battle, and the Aces of Aces event entering its twelfth year.

“We are excited about this opportunity and look forward to partnering with the Gen Con team this year,” said Kristy Weaver, Director of Corporate Giving and Events at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana.

For more information regarding Gen Con Indy, click on www.gencon.com <http://www.gencon.com> . Additional information about the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (BBBSCI) can be found at www.bebigforkids.org <www.bebigforkids.org> .

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (BBBSCI)
Every year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana provides more than 1,200 children ages 8-18 with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 adult-to-youth relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. BBBSCI partners with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community to help children facing adversity achieve: educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships.

About Gen Con
Gen Con, LLC produces the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, science fiction and adventure game convention in North America. Gen Con will return to the Indianapolis Convention Center on August 15-18, 2013. Acquired in 2002 by former CEO and founder of Wizards of the Coast Peter Adkison, the company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. This year’s Co-Sponsors include Paizo Publishing and Mayfair Games. For more information, visit the website at www.gencon.com <http://www.gencon.com/> . For up-to-the minute details, check out http://www.facebook.com/genconindy <http://www.facebook.com/genconindy>

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