Local News: Special Pathfinder Charity Event at Dragon Con

Pathfinder Society of Georgia is pleased to announce we will be hosting a special charity event at Dragon Con this year ran by none other than Jason Bulmahn
[b]Dungeon of the Dead[/b]
By Jason Bulmahn, Lead Designer of Paizo Publishing
The dead are rising! Stalking from their tomb in the hills outside Absalom, brave heroes are needed to put an end to the threat before the tide of undead threatens the great city. Only one can claim the skull of the Bonelord!
This special charity event lasts four hours, during which players try to survive for as long as possible. The party will consist of 6 PCs.  When a PC dies, that player exits the event and a new player (with a new PC) takes the empty space. The exiting player can participate again, but must go to the back of the line.  Each “turn” costs a generic ticket. Bring your own 1st level Pathfinder character, built using the Pathfinder Society Organized Play rules (paizo.com/pathfinderSociety). Or, you can use a Pre-Gen PC that can be acquired at Gaming Registration. [b]It will start on Sunday at 1pm and be run at a specially designated table just outside Gaming Registration.[/b]
All proceeds from this event will be donated to the official convention charity: The National Inclusion Project.
[b]Note this is not an official PFS event.[/b] There will be prizes for those that score the highest! Generic Tickets only.

Paizo News: Gen Con Pathfinder Society Recap

Gen Con Pathfinder Society Recap

Monday, August 15, 2011

It’s been over a week since Gen Con wrapped up, and a little less than that since we returned to business as usual here at Paizo HQ. But even though we’re back in the swing of deadlines and such, the rush of Pathfinder Society at Gen Con still has me feeling high!

Over the course of four days and ten slots, we seated over 3,000 excited Pathfinders, many of whom played their first Pathfinder Society scenario during the convention. And though we sold out almost every event months before the show, I’m proud to say that nearly everyone who wanted to get into a game with generic tickets was able to do so. We only had to turn people away in two of the ten slots!

Our Friday night special, Blood Under Absalom, was a smashing success, and we were able to get everyone who wanted to play a seat, pulling in extra tables from the hall to ensure that no one was left out. The result was 51 tables (out of a sold-out 45) of Pathfinders of all levels running through the same adventure, GMed by none other than the incomparable Tim Hitchcock.

In addition to the rewards all players get for surviving a Pathfinder Society Scenario, we had additional prizes that players and GMs could try to win by unlocking the Pathfinder Society treasure chest. Inside were signed copies of hardcover rulebooks, free map packs and flip mats, Pathfinder Tales novels, and even exclusive Pathfinder Society boons. Some players walked away with Chronicle sheets granting them access to non-core races like aasimar, tiefling, tengu, and dhampir, and everyone who played a scenario or delve got a Gen Con exclusive boon granting them weapon proficiency with one Eastern weapon from Ultimate Combat. For those Pathfinder Society players and GMs who couldn’t make it to the show, we’ll be trying similar promotions at regional conventions and game stores in the coming months, spearheaded by our invaluable Venture-Captains, so keep an eye out for your chance to get some exclusive Pathfinder Society Chronicles in your area.

Thanks to everyone who spent valuable time and money ensuring Gen Con 2011 was the most successful Pathfinder Society convention to date. Without all our Venture-Captains, HQ volunteers, and over 50 GMs per slot, thousands of gamers would have missed out on the launch of the Year of the Ruby Phoenix and hours of fun exploring Golarion! Keep an eye on this blog in the coming months for early information about our plans of next Gen Con, including how you can volunteer to help make Gen Con 2012 an even bigger success!


P.S. Check out this awesome Wayne Reynolds art from the
first two Jade Regent adventure path volumes.
See, Shalelu’s hair is blond!

Local News: Tyche Games added to Georgia PFS Network

Tyche Games has added itself to locations that will host local PFS game day on a monthly basis.  Being located close to the University of Georgia, they should have no problems building a strong player base.  Their first game day is scheduled for Aug. 20 and what better way to start than with the brand new intro module, [url=http://paizo.com/store/games/roleplayingGames/p/pathfinderRPG/paizo/pathfinderSocietyScenarios/season3/v5748btpy8jor]First Steps, Part 1: In Service to Lore[/url].  The game has been added to the schedule.  If you are interested in participating, either as a DM or player, please leave a reply on their shiny new forum.

The store’s website can be found [url=http://www.tychesgames.com/]HERE[/url].  Sean Hollins, the store’s owner is very friendly and open.  Feel free to stop in and say hi.

Welcome aboard Tyche Games.  Georgia PFS is very excited to have you join the Grand Lodge of Atlanta.

Local News: Dragon Con Schedule Released!

Dragon*Con 2011

[url=http://www.dragoncon.org/]Dragon Con[/url]

I am working with Brooks Banks to make PFS the highlight of gaming at this year’s Dragon Con. In the next couple of weeks, we will release a schedule.  Until then, we are looking for judges.  Here is a message from Brooks:

Dragon*Con 2011 will be held Sep 2-5 in sunny Atlanta, GA. We will be offering 20+ different events during this year’s show, including Living Forgotten Realms, Pathfinder Society, Witch Hunter, Campaign of Shattered Empires, and Heroes of Rokugan.

Along with all this campaign gaming goodness comes the very great need of judges to provide hours of entertainment to the folks attending the show. If you would like to be one of the few, the proud, the Dragon*Con 2011 Campaign Judges, this is your lucky day. It just so happens that I have some space still available (okay, who am I kidding, I got lots of space available) for such enterprising and dedicated individuals to join the elite Dragon*Con Judging Staff. All you have to do to sign up is send an email to dragonconcampaign@gmail.com. You should receive a reply to your email within 48 hours, indicating that your request has been received and you have been added to the list (and the yahoo group).

Now, since I’m a generous sort of guy, I figure it’s at least fair for me to offer some incentives to all my hard working judges. So, for those that are interested in that sort of thing, the perks for judging at Dragon*Con 2009 will be:

Judge 3 slots and get free gaming (max 6 free gaming slots) and preferential gaming registration.

Judge 6 slots and get free admission to the show AND free gaming (no limit) and preferential gaming registration.

All judges get the opportunity to participate in slot 0s of the campaign events (as they become available) and will be subscribed to the Dragon*Con Campaign Judges list to help facilitate scheduling of slot 0s and also to make it easier for the judges and the coordinators to communicate.

Hope to see you all at Dragon….

The PFS Schedule for Dragon Con is as follows:

The PFS schedule for Dragon Con is as follows:

Friday 9 am – 1 pm:
PFS Intro 1: First Steps, Part 1- “In Service of Lore”
PFS 2-EX: “The Midnight Mauler”

Friday 1 pm – 5 pm:
PFS Intro 2: First Steps, Part 2- “To Delve the Dungeon Deep”
PFS 2-20: “Wrath of the Accursed”
PFS 2-EX: “The Midnight Mauler”
PFS 3-01: “The Frostfur Captives”

Friday 6 pm – 10 pm:
PFS Intro 3: First Steps, Part 3- “A Vision of Betrayal”
PFS 2-23: Shadow’s Last Stand, Part 1- “At Shadow’s Door”
PFS 2-25: “You Only Die Twice”
PFS 2-26: “The Mantis’s Prey”
PFS 3-02: “Dragons of Absalom”

Friday 10 pm – 2 am:
PFS 2-24: Shadow’s Last Stand, Part 2- “Web of Corruption”
PFS 3-03: “The Ghenett Manor Gauntlet”
PFS 3-04: “The Kortos Envoy”

Saturday 9 am – 1 pm:
PFS Intro 1: First Steps, Part 1- “In Service of Lore”
PFS 2-20: “Wrath of the Accursed”
PFS 2-25: “You Only Die Twice”
PFS 2-EX: “The Midnight Mauler”
PFS 3-02: “Dragons of Absalom”

Saturday 1 pm – 5 pm:
PFS Intro 2: First Steps, Part 2- “To Delve the Dungeon Deep”
PFS 2-EX: “The Midnight Mauler”
PFS 3-01: “The Frostfur Captives”
PFS 3-03: “The Ghenett Manor Gauntlet”
PFS 3-04: “The Kortos Envoy”

Saturday 6 pm – 10 pm:
PFS Intro 3: First Steps, Part 3- “A Vision of Betrayal”
PFS Special : “Blood Under Absalom”

Sunday 9 am – 1 pm:
PFS Intro 1: First Steps, Part 1- “In Service of Lore”
PFS 2-EX: “The Midnight Mauler”
PFS 3-01: “The Frostfur Captives”
PFS 3-03: “The Ghenett Manor Gauntlet”
PFS 3-04: “The Kortos Envoy”

Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm:
PFS Intro 2: First Steps, Part 2- “To Delve the Dungeon Deep”
PFS 2-23: Shadow’s Last Stand, Part 1- “At Shadow’s Door”
PFS 2-26: “The Mantis’s Prey”
PFS 2-EX: “The Midnight Mauler”

Sunday 6 pm – 10 pm:
PFS Intro 3: First Steps, Part 3- “A Vision of Betrayal”
PFS 2-24: Shadow’s Last Stand, Part 2- “Web of Corruption”
PFS 2-EX: “The Midnight Mauler”
PFS 3-02: “Dragons of Absalom”
PFS 3-04: “The Kortos Envoy”

Sunday 10 pm – 2 am:
PFS 2-20: “Wrath of the Accursed”
PFS 2-23: Shadow’s Last Stand, Part 1- “At Shadow’s Door”
PFS 2-25: “You Only Die Twice”
PFS 3-01: “The Frostfur Captives”

Monday 9 am – 1 pm:
PFS 2-24: Shadow’s Last Stand, Part 2- “Web of Corruption”
PFS 2-26: “The Mantis’s Prey”
PFS 3-02: “Dragons of Absalom”
PFS 3-03: “The Ghenett Manor Gauntlet”

Paizo News: The Future of Pathfinder Society Organized Play, Part XX: Gen Con Is Here!

The Future of Pathfinder Society Organized Play, Part XX: Gen Con Is Here!

Monday, August 1, 2011

This is it, folks! The 20th installment in the Future of Pathfinder Society Organized Play blog series by yours truly. On this, the first of August, we’re literally just hours from the kickoff of Pathfinder Society’s fourth year, Season 3: The Year of the Ruby Phoenix!

So what can Pathfinders expect from Gen Con this year? Well, for starters, we have an exclusive Chronicle that we’ll give to all players and volunteer GMs who play or run either a scenario or delve event in the Pathfinder Society room (rooms 231–234)—the largest such space we’ve ever had at Gen Con, I might add.


“From ashes of Shadow, the Ruby Phoenix rises.”

Everyone who plays a session of either type of event will get a key (or a coin that can be turned in for multiple keys) to possibly open our HQ Treasure Chest. Inside is a chance to win a number of great prizes including Pathfinder Society branded memorabilia, signed copies of Pathfinder Roleplaying Game hardcovers, GameMastery map products, Pathfinder Tales novels, and 15 different Gen Con boons for use with your Pathfinder Society character!

“But, Mark,” you’re surely saying, “all the Pathfinder Society events at the show are sold out, or nearly so!” Well, yes. That’s true. But we’ll have up to 5 tables of hour-long delve events running through most of the day to give those who can’t get into ticketed games a chance to play Pathfinder and possibly win some of the above-mentioned boons and prizes. So even if you didn’t get a spot in one of the over 400 tables of Pathfinder Society going on at the show, stop by rooms 231–234 to get your Pathfinder on at your convenience!

And Paizo’s presence isn’t just in the organized play rooms, either. We’ll have almost everyone in the company in the booth at one time or another, so stop by and see who you can chat up or have sign your new copy of Ultimate Combat. On Saturday at 3:00 we’ll be having our annual Pathfinder costume party, so if you have an iconic getup or even a costume for your favorite personal Pathfinder character, stop by the booth then for group pictures and a chance to win some great prizes as the fans on paizo.com vote to choose their favorite costumed attendee.

I could write another three pages on all the great stuff we have in store for everyone at Gen Con, but as I leave in less than 24 hours for the fine city of Indianapolis, I’d better cut this short (sic) and get those last few little details ironed out before I pack up my travel toothbrush and prepare for my appointment with the TSA. See you all in Indianapolis!

Mark Moreland
Developer