Author Archives: Brent

Paizo Blog Summary for October 13

I’m luxuriating at home this Monday, enjoying Canadian Thanksgiving and the long-weekend it grants me. But that doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten about you, gentle Pathfinders, or the Paizo blog. No, modern technology means I can post this and sleep in. Truly we live in a Golden Age. With last week’s release of The Silverhex Chronicles Quests, Monday saw John Compton reminding us all about the Open Call for quest submissions. If you’ve ever wanted to write for Paizo, this is one […]

Paizo Blog Summary for October 6

I don’t know about where you live, but around here it’s getting cooler and wetter. Never a great combination, but a perfect excuse to curl up with a mug of something hot and read the Paizo blog. Feel free to curl up with a mug of something ice cold, as required. Big news for fans of the The Silverhex Chronicles Quests on Monday: they have been released for to the public for free! Now every GM has a series of […]

Reports from the Field: Slow-cooker Slaw Stew

Since I shared my recipe for Qadiran Cockatrice, I’ve received a few messages asking for more ideas for healthy gaming food. It seems there are more than a few of you who want quick, easy alternatives to Doritos with a side of Mountain Dew. Since I’m still plugging away at the Venture Officer’s Kurgess’ Challenge, I’m happy to oblige. So I thought I’d share a quick and easy recipe my group enjoys, and one that I love making on busy […]

Paizo Blog Summary for October 1

Welcome, Pathfinders! Sorry this is going up late; con crud claimed another victim Monday. The important thing is, we’re both here and feeling better. Let’s begin! Monday saw the long-awaited announcement of the first of the post-Gen Con scenarios, due out…today! #6-04 takes high-level characters for another  Osirian romp (did you read Lady Olivia’s post on Osiria, by the way?), while #6-05 revisits a theme from the beginning of Organized Play. And if you were one of the players afraid […]

Paizo Blog Summary for September 22

Welcome, Pathfinders! I hope your weekend was full of gaming goodness, and your characters survived whatever the GMs threw at them. Let’s get to the Paizo Blog, shall we? It seems The Year of the Sky Key has generated a lot of questions, so on Monday John Compton took time to answer some of them. If you’ve been struggling to make sense of how the new factions work or how to use the Advanced Class Guide, or if you just […]

Reports from the Field: Qadiran Cockatrice

At Gen Con, a bunch of the Venture-Officers realized something: if we played ourselves as characters in PFS, none of us would be ‘rules as written’ when it came to the maximum weight for humans, according to the Core Rules. We decided to do something about that, and created a contest for ourselves (Kurgess’ Challenge) to encourage us to get healthier. I’ll post details about the challenge later, but part of that is looking at ways to eat better; less […]

Paizo Blog Summary for September 15

Gather around, Pathfinders! Another week has passed on the Paizo Blog, and that means another summary. I hope you all find these summaries useful. I know I enjoy doing them, it helps me catch things I might have missed during the week. John Compton got our Monday started with some important sanctioning news: the final volumes of the Mummy’s Mask Adventure Path are sanctioned for PFS play. If you’ve been waiting to complete your character’s ‘vacation’ in the Osirion desert, […]

Paizo’s Gen Con 2014 Costume Contest

Normally this would fall into the realm of a Paizo Blog update, but I didn’t want this to get lost in the shuffle. Every year at Gen Con, Paizo holds their own Pathfinder Costume Contest. Entering is as easy as: 1) Attend Gen Con, 2)  Dress up as your favorite Pathfinder character/NPC/monster/iconic, 3) Stop by the Paizo booth and have your picture taken, and let them know you want to enter. Sure the first step can be non-trivial, but if […]

Paizo Blog Summary for September 8

Good morning, Pathfinders! As I write this, it’s all ready snowing where I live, making for a grey, cold morning. Let’s pull a chair up to the Paizo Blog and get warm, shall we? As Monday was a holiday, Tuesday brought the first blog post of the week, a round-up of resources for the Iron Gods Adventure Path. Definitely worth a read if you plan to play or GM that AP (which I am; my steel breaker brawler will go […]

Three Vlogs for the Busy Pathfinder

We all have things going on which cut into our game time; work, school, more work. It can be hard finding time to play/GM PFS, never mind the time to prepare for that play. I’ve felt the crunch myself, and I’ve found that vlogs, or video blogs, can be a great way to find information and instruction without adding to my reading load. I’ll usually pop them in as I’m working on other things, and I can absorb the information […]