Paizo Previews Power Armor From Starfinder Armory

While some are all about the big, sci-fi guns, I’m really about the big sci-fi power armor. It’s close to the giant robots that I love so much. So I’m certainly excited to see what’s coming out in the Starfinder Armory in terms of protective wear. What will you be outfitting your character with?
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Paizo Previews Bards in Pathfinder 2.0

Bards = Best Class, in my opinion.
I’ve got two games I’m in right now, and my slightly-more-favorite character of the two is a bard. I just love ’em. So I’m interested to see how they’re changing in Pathfinder 2.0. And that’s what we get a preview of in this article.
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Paizo Looks at What is and isn’t Common in Pathfinder 2.0

This one’s a bit more cerebral in nature. Paizo has posted another preview of the upcoming Pathfinder 2.0 rules, this one focusing on what is and isn’t common in the game. But more than that, it’s kind of a breakdown of what it means for things to be common and not in certain settings.
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Paizo Previews Starfinder Armory

It’s a dangerous galaxy out there. Best to get yourself something to fight back against whatever hostile alien life you might find. Be it a small sidearm all the way up to a mobile battle suit, the Starfinder Armory has you covered. We get a quick look inside this upcoming book in this article from Paizo.
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Paizo Previews Sorcerers From Pathfinder 2.0

Everything is getting an update in the new edition of Pathfinder. That includes all the base classes. In this preview, we get a look at the Sorcerer. These magic-users get their powers from ancient pacts and bloodlines. They’re born with magic in their veins, effectively. But how will that affect their abilities? Read on to find out.
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Paizo Previews Trapfinding in Pathfinder 2.0

It’s a trap!
Ok, obligatory reference out of the way, we can move on. Pressure plates. Tripwires. Buckets perched precariously on partially-open doors. The adventuring world is filled with all manner of traps of nefarious means. But how will they be handled in the new edition of Pathfinder? In this preview, we get ourselves a look. Just watch where you step. … Not because of traps, but because my neighbors don’t always pick up after their dogs…
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Starfinder Armory Coming This Month

In the far-off future that is Starfinder, technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. All sorts of new weapons and gear and armor exist. So, what sort of stuff will you equip your character with? You can figure that out by picking up the futuristic Sears Catalog that is the Starfinder Armory, coming this month.
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Paizo Previews Rangers For Pathfinder 2.0

Sneaking through the trees with their animal companion in tow, able to loose a volley of arrows or run up and stab opponents silently with a pair of blades, the Rangers in Pathfinder are in tune with their natural side. But how will they change in the new edition? In this preview, we get a look at just that.
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Paizo Previews Weapon Properties and Potions in Pathfinder 2.0

When you make a character in Pathfinder, the stats that you’ve got on your character sheet are only part of the tale. There’s also the magic items you’ll pick up along the way. Those include magical weapons. But how will magic weapons work in the new edition of Pathfinder? In this preview, we get a look. Also, the other ubiquitous item: the potion. How about them? They get a look, too.
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Paizo Previews Magic Items in Pathfinder 2.0

“We loot the bodies.”
How many times has that phrase been said in gaming tables all over the world? Sure, you can create the greatest character ever, but without loot, usually in the form of magic items, you’re really only ever about 2/3 of the way done. We long for that perfect magic item as much as we long for that perfect feat or spell our character will eventually get. In this preview for Pathfinder 2.0, we get a look at some iconic magic items and how they’re changing in the new edition.
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Paizo Previews Archetypes in Pathfinder 2.0

Character races and classes are, in and of themselves, pretty broad and general, letting players fill in some of the details themselves so they can create the character they want. A further way to refine what they’re playing is through Archetypes. They were a fan-favorite part of the original Pathfinder, so, of course, they’ll be making a return in the new edition. But, like everything, things are changing, and in this preview, we get a look at how that’ll work with the new form of Archetypes.
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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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