Paizo Previews Monks in Pathfinder 2.0

Confession: I never played a monk in Pathfinder. But I did play one in 3.5. Man, they were awful there. So, since Pathfinder played heavily with the OGL from 3.5, I never gave them a look. In the new edition of Pathfinder, though, everything is getting a rework. And as a class I was always interested in playing, but didn’t want to just hamstring my character, I’m interested to see what changes were made. And in this preview, I get a look at some of them.
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Paizo Previews Conditions in Pathfinder 2.0

I gotta find out what condition my condition is in.
Weakened. Sickened. Poisoned. Restrained. Prone. And on and on. Pathfinder has a lot of conditions you can find your characters in. But how will these change in the new edition that’s coming out. In this preview, we get a look at just that.
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Paizo Previews The Barbarian Class For Pathfinder 2.0

There’s a lot of you out there, I know, that can name all the Core Classes from Pathfinder. They’ve been around for much longer than even that game, and have seen quite a lot of changes over the year. Well, new change is coming in the form of Pathfinder 2.0. And, of course, the Core Classes are getting a makeover. In this preview, we get a look at the Barbarian.
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Paizo Previews Skill Feats in Pathfinder 2.0

So, we got a look at how Skills will be changing in the 2nd edition of Pathfinder. But that was only part of the information on how those will work. There’s also going to be Skill Feats, and players are going to get a lot of them! But what are they and how do they work? Glad you asked, because Paizo’s here to answer.
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Thursday Terrain Corner

The work week continues along. We’ve made it to Thursday. We can make it the rest of the way. I’ve been realizing the last couple days that I have absolutely nothing planned for this weekend. Which, after several that were pretty busy, might be just up my alley. I’m sure I’ll fill the time up with something. But what I’m filling your feed up with at the moment is terrain stories.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: High Edgmoor Hall Map Available From Heroic Maps, Acheson Creations 20% Sale on New Adventurer’s Corner Product Category, and New Maps Coming From Paizo.

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Paizo Previews Skill Changes In Pathfinder 2.0

Skills. They’re those things you use when you’re not just hacking some poor kobold or goblin apart. They’re a pretty big part of the RP experience, and where you put your skill points can really define your character. With Pathfinder 2.0 coming up, people are wondering how this vital part of the game will be changed. Well, in this preview, we get a bit of a look.
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Paizo Releases Blood of the Ancients for Pathfinder

Where you come from can tell you a lot about where you’re going. While certainly not beholden to any particular genealogical path, one’s bloodline can certainly have an effect on your current life. In Blood of the Ancients, that is even more evident. The new book for Pathfinder from Paizo, it gives players a chance to fully tap into their ancient lineage and gives players and GMs more options at the gaming table.
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Paizo Previews the Wizard Class From Pathfinder

One of the big news stories of late has been the announcement that Pathfinder is getting a new edition. But what’s changing? Well, the core classes are getting an overhaul. So, what can you expect? At PaizoCon, players will get a chance to see these new classes first-hand, but even us that won’t be in Seattle can still get a look. In this preview, we see how the Wizard class has been changed.
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PaizoCon Coming This Weekend

You all know how much I look forward to the weekend. It’s my favorite. And, I mean, conventions are awesome, too. So, you team up a convention with a weekend (ok, so most conventions are on the weekend, but you know what I mean), and it’s just a super weekend. That’s what we’ve got this upcoming weekend with PaizoCon. If you’re in or around Seattle, you should stop by.
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WizKids Announces Pathfinder Battles: Jungle of Despair Set

I just recently got into a new RPG group. The game takes place in a whole new world I’ve never played in before, with players I’ve never gamed with before. So it’ll be interesting to see how everything works out. The DM does use a gridded map for when we play, and brings out the minis for us to fight against. But with a game like that, it’s always tough to find just the right mini. Well, that’s where the plastic sets come in. In this case, WizKids has announced a new one. It’s Pathfinder Battles: Jungle of Despair.
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Starfinder: Pact Worlds Now Available

In Starfinder, players can go anywhere they want within a vast universe of planets, moons, and stars. But just going haphazardly around isn’t going to be the best. Instead, it’s best to know what you’re getting into. That’s where the Pact Worlds book comes in. It gives you stats and info about 14 different major worlds.
And, I mean, you can go fight tyrannosaurus-aliens. How cool is that!?
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Paizo Launching Weekly Twitch Show

Twitch is a great way for people to watch live events right from their own computer. Paizo is looking to launch their own show, with the inaugural one coming this Friday. Since there’s a new edition of Pathfinder coming, this first episode will focus mostly on that, being hosted by Paizo’s Director of Game Design, Jason Bulmahn. Join in, ask your questions, and see what’s gonna be happening in Pathfinder‘s future.
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Crownfall: War of the Crown 1 Pathfinder Adventure Available To Order On Roll20

Roll20’s a great way to get people from literally all over the world all gaming at the same table (virtual table, that is). It’s like being together, playing your favorite RPGs with your friends, but on your computer. And they’re happy to announce that their first ever Pathfinder adventure is now available to order over on their site. It’s the first of the War of the Crown adventure path, entitled Crownfall.
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Paizo Announces Pathfinder 2.0, Online Playtest Coming

Pathfinder is one of the most popular RPG systems out there. Paizo has long-ran this game, with dozens of supplements and even the Starfinder version that takes players up into the stars. But, as with every game, as it goes on, things can begin to feel old or stale, and it’s time to freshen them up. So Pathfinder is getting itself a new edition. There’ll be online playtest materials for the game, coming this August. Be on the lookout for that.
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Paizo Announces Partnership with Roll20: Virtual Tabletop Coming for Pathfinder and Starfinder Roleplaying Games

I love playing RPGs. However, finding enough locals to play can be tricky. I’ve got friends all over the world that’d love to play, but the commute from Australia, Sweden, and Seattle can be a bit rough. Thankfully, there’s Virtual Tabletops like Roll20. They’ve announced that they’re teaming up with Paizo to support official Starfinder and Pathfinder material on their platform. Crownfall, the first of these, is available to pre-order now.
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Munchkin Starfinder Up On Kickstarter

Starfinder is just finding itself all over Kickstarter recently. The campaign to create miniatures was a success with Ninja Division. This time around, it’s Paizo teaming up with Steve Jackson Games to bring you a new expansion for Munchkin. Head out into the void with Munchkin Starfinder.
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Pathfinder Battles: Maze of Death Figures Now Available

When I’m playing an RPG, I like to have the right miniature on the board to represent what the PCs are fighting. And I know my PCs like to have a mini that as closely as possible represents their character. As such, it’s always good to have more options available. And that’s what we’re getting with Pathfinder Battles: Maze of Death. It’s a new set of figures available from WizKids.
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Paizo and Ninja Division Launch Starfinder Miniatures Kickstarter

Starfinder lets you take a rules set you know (Pathfinder, in case you somehow didn’t know) and head out into the stars. Well, while there may be literally thousands of minis out there for your fantasy RPG games, the market is decidedly smaller for sci-fi games. Paizo and Ninja Division are looking to fix that with their Starfinder Masterclass Miniatures Kickstarter, running now.
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Snippets Corner

As I work at catching up with all the everything from the past week, here’s a mix of the terrain articles from the past couple days, along with some bite-sized gaming stories. I certainly can use the energy.

Today we have: Syrinscape Creating Soundtracks for Starfinder, Acheson Creations Releases second set products from Dungeon Worlds 3 Kickstarter, Manorhouse Workshop Update 17 – Forgotten Halls: Into the Boxes, RPG WorldBuilder Up On Kickstarter, Heroic Maps Releases Upper Lockgold Street Map, Ogroid Chief Available From Brother Vinni, Brigade Models Releases New British Assault Ships, and RPG Player Kits from Crit Games Up On Kickstarter.

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Photos from Day 4 of Gen Con

Well, Gen Con wrapped up yesterday. Today’s a travel day for me. Then we’ll get you back to a closer-to-regular posting schedule tomorrow and going into the rest of the week. It’s impossible to thank all the people who made this show so awesome. There’s just too many to list (and my brain is still far, far too tired, even after some sleep). But it was an amazing show. Every year, I wonder if “The Greatest 4 Days in Gaming” is going to be false advertising or not, and every year, it proves itself correct. The show does, truly, deserve that title. Anyway, here’s the last galleries from the show. I hope you like ’em.
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Soda Pop Miniatures Taking Pre-orders For Starfinder Miniatures

Quite a few of you have tried Pathfinder over the years. Well, if you prefer your RPGs more in the “far future and another galaxy” type, Paizo is looking to oblige with Starfinder. Well, Soda Pop Miniatures is making official figures for the game, and they are taking pre-orders for those now.
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Crown of Fangs Miniatures Set For Pathfinder Battles Now Available From WizKids

Whenever you sit down for your RPG session, you want to have the right minis for the right situation. At least, I do my best to always have the proper mini to represent the enemies and NPCs out there. “Yeah, it’s all goblin minis, but they’re really giant spiders” isn’t as fun, if you ask me. Well, the folks at WizKids and Paizo feel much the same way. That’s why they’ve come out with their Crown of Fangs miniatures set for Pathfinder Battles.
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Review Roundup

Hey kids. It’s Saturday! If you’re like me, you’re at the LGS, hanging out and talking/playing games. I hope you’re doing that, anyway. I mean, it’s what Saturday’s for!
It’s also for reviews. So let’s get to it.

This week we have: Heldentaufe, Monster Trap, Galaxy of Train: New Order, Lords of Hellas, Bestiary 6, New York Slice, Orphan Black, Sailing Towards Osiris, Perdition’s Mouth: Abyssal Rift, Moons, Adrenaline, and Terraforming Mars.

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Pathfinder Battles: Crown of Fangs Coming Next Month

If you keep your teeth nice and sparkly-clean, maybe yours, too, can be added to the Crown of Fangs.
Ok, maybe that doesn’t sound like something you should really aspire to. But nonetheless, Crown of Fangs is coming. It’s a new Pathfinder Battles set from WizKids, and they’ve got a special case incentive deal going on for it, too.
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Pathfinder Battles Unpainted Minis Now Available

Some of us love to paint. Some of us don’t. Personally, I fall into the “don’t” category, but I certainly can understand why others do enjoy it. For those that want to have your own RPG minis in the colors you want, you can now pick up the Pathfinder Battles Deep Cuts minis. They’re unpainted, sort of like Reaper’s Bones minis.
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Ninja Division and Paizo Announce Starfinder RPG Minis

When you play in an RPG, most of us want to have a miniature to represent our character should one be needed on a map. Well, if you play a fantasy rpg, there’s quite a few pre-painted lines of miniatures you can search through to find one that’s just right. There’s not quite as many pre-painted plastic sci-fi minis you can use. Well, Ninja Division and Paizo are teaming up to rectify that, creating miniatures for the Starfinder RPG.
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WizKids Announces Pathfinder Battles: Deadly Foes Minis Set

Just this last weekend, I got started with a new RPG group. When I RP, I like to use miniatures to represent the characters and monsters out on the board. As such, I’ve got a pretty big collection of various RPG minis in boxes. But I always find myself needing a few more, or something specific that I don’t quite have yet. I’m guessing I’m not alone in experiencing that problem. Thankfully, WizKids has a new set of Pathfinder Battles minis coming out. This set’s called Deadly Foes.
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Paizo Announces Pocket Editions of Pathfinder Core Rulebook and Bestiary

One of the downsides of playing an RPG can be how many books you feel you need to carry around for it. I know I’ve been part of groups where I carry around a giant tub of books. A lot of people get around this by having electronic versions of those books. But some of us still love the feel of an actual book in our hands, as well as find printed type easier to read than on a screen. Well, the folks at Paizo are doing their bit to help out by coming out with “pocket editions” of the Pathfinder Core Rulebook and Bestiary.
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Paizo Announces Bestiary 6 for Pathfinder

You’ve got heroes in your RPG. Unless you plan on having them just sitting in the tavern, sipping ale and not doing much of anything, you’ll need some monsters for them to go and attack. It’s sort of what heroes tend to do. But what sort of monsters will they go fight? Paizo is helping out with that last one. They’re working on Bestiary 6, which will bring not just ordinary monsters to your tabletop, but also some rather legendary ones as well.
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Paizo Releases Horror Adventures for Pathfinder

Fantasy settings can take on a whole variety of themes. It can be bright and shining, full of magic and wonder. It can be gritty and dirty, with steampunk elements creating a grimy, smoky, urban environment. Or it can cloud over the sun and cast everything in shadow, giving your game a creepy, spooky vibe. It’s that last one that Paizo is emphasizing in their latest Pathfinder release. It’s Horror Adventures.
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Paizo Announces Pathfinder Supplement for Free RPG Day

So, not everyone is able to go to Origins this weekend. In fact, even the biggest gaming convention ever is still only attended by a tiny portion of the gaming population. Something like Free RPG Day, however, can be attended by a lot more of us. It’s coming up this weekend. So even if you’re not at a show, you can still celebrate some gaming. Paizo has posted details about their upcoming adventure they’ll be giving out that day.
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Paizo Announces Starfinder RPG

*looks up and sees the sun* Found one!
Ok, so Starfinder isn’t quite that. What it is, though, is a new RPG game from Paizo (mostly known for the Pathfinder fantasy RPG). Well, now you can take all that fantasy adventuring and head up into the skies. Already a fan of and know the lore for Pathfinder? Well, you’re ahead of the game, as Starfinder takes place thousands of years in that setting’s future.
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Friday Snippets

I’ve really been looking forward to this weekend. Not that the work week’s been bad, mind you. It’s actually gone by in a flash. No, I’m just ready for a full weekend of gaming (and article-writing, which is a direct result of the gaming). What sort of things do you have planned? Whatever it is, we’d best make sure you’ve got lots of energy, which can be gained from some bite-size gaming stories. We have just that for you here now.

Today there’s: Moose Added to Flint and Feather Kickstarter, Final Days for Ral Partha’s Kickstarter, New Jet Engines and Bases Available From Hitech Miniatures, New Pathfinder Soundpacks Available From Syrinscape, French & Indian War Canoes On Kickstarter, Khurasan releases support weapons for 15mm Modern US Army, Raging Heroes extends the Free Shipping Offer, and LOAD gives away some of their awesome hero miniatures.

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Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Mummy’s Mask Announced

October’s the time for the undead to rise from their graves and mess with the living. At least, that’s the case with the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, as that’s when the Mummy’s Mask expansion will be coming out (Brendan Fraser sold separately).
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Paizo Releases Ultimate Intrigue Book For Pathfinder RPG

Some of my favorite RPG characters I’ve played haven’t been the strongest or most-deadly, but they’ve had razor-sharp wit and been able to talk their way out of (or into) just about any situation. If you’re like me and enjoy playing that type of character, then you’ll probably want to check out Ultimate Intrigue, a new supplement for the Pathfinder RPG from Paizo.
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