Author Archives: Brent

GM Perspective: Three Quick Tips

Whether you’ve just started as a PFS GM or have been at it a while, there are always ways to make your life easier, and spruce things up at the table. As someone who does a fair-to-moderate amount of GMing, I want to pass along three quick tips I use to make my table run a little smoother and add a bit of colour. These are all simple ‘fixes’ that anyone with a computer and printer can do; plenty of […]

Paizo Blog Summary for July 28

Good morrow, gentle Pathfinders! Many cool things this week, so let’s get to it. F. Wesley Schneider got our Monday rolling with tales of Gen Cons past, and his first experience with True Dungeon. As a kid growing up in northern Canada, I lived the con life vicariously through stories like this in the pages of Dragon; only much later did I get to create con stories of my own. A great way to start the week. Tuesday snuck in […]

Paizo Blog Summary for July 21

Welcome, Pathfinders! Another week closer to Gen Con, another Paizo Blog summary. Let’s get stuck in. In case you thought the faction changes were the biggest Organized Play news, Monday proved you wrong with the announcement of new races (kitsune, nagaji, and wayang) being added to PFS, and old races (aasimar and tiefling) hitting the showers. Needless to say there is a bit of controversy among the membership over the decision. I definitely fall on the side of liking the change; […]

Blog Poll, with PRIZES!

Hello, Pathfinders! It’s your friendly neighbourhood editor, Brent, and I have some questions for you. has been growing its audience, which is very exciting for us. It seems more and more people are stopping by every day, and we couldn’t be happier. But I want to know a little bit about how folks got here, what they like and don’t like, and what they’d like to see. So I made a very short questionnaire, just so I could collect […]

Weekly Paizo Blog Summary for July 14

Another week, another Paizo Blog summary for your reading convenience. A bit light on the blog this week, but that’s to be expected the week after PaizoCon. Let’s dive in! Monday brought with it Part 4 in the Faction Evolution series, with a look at the future of the Qadiran and Sczarni factions. A not unexpected development, and I’m looking forward to the ‘strange bedfellows’ situations which could arise, especially among the new faction’s leadership. Our next look at Advanced […]

Weekly Paizo Blog Summary for July 7

Welcome, Pathfinders! This past weekend was PaizoCon (as if you didn’t know), so this week’s Paizo blog summary is naturally full of updates and snippets from that. But let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start! Monday brought us Faction Evolution, Part III, with a look at the changes ahead for the Taldor and Osirion factions (players should be aware of some slight spoilers for some Season 5 material). John Compton hinted at some of these […]

Know Your…Con Etiquette!

You’re at PaizoCon and you want to do it all! Great! Now take a deep breath. Done? Good, let’s talk about con etiquette. You want to have the best time possible at the convention, which is great. But so does everyone else. If you keep these simple etiquette tips in mind, not only can you have a good time yourself, but you make everyone else’s experience better as well. Hygiene and Health – Shower every day. Eat at least one […]

Boxed Text: The Weekly Paizo Blog Summary

Another week, more Boxed Text! Let’s dive right in… As we discussed in our look at Know Direction’s PFS episode, factions are changing in Season 6. Monday‘s post form Mike Brock gave us more details on this change, with a look at two factions: Andoran and Cheliax. Both factions have found reason to split from their respective nations, but their reasons couldn’t be more different. With characters in both factions, I’m looking forward to where this takes them as the […]

From the Field: Know Direction Episode 87 Highlights

It’s no secret the staff here at are huge fans of the Know Direction podcast. If you love Pathfinder I highly encourage you to click the link and let the dulcet tones of Ryan Costello Jr. and Jefferson ‘Perram’ Thacker wash over you. They seem to like us a bunch, too; since we started up our little project they’ve supported us with numerous shout-outs on the show. Last week’s episode (#87 for those keeping track at home), featuring an […]

500 Likes Contest Winners!

First, I want to thank everyone for getting us up and over 500 Likes on Facebook. Since the contest we have even topped 600 likes! Your enthusiasm is the reason this contest happened. As I said before, keep spreading the word; we have some pretty cool things planned for contests down the line. But now, on to our three winners, as chosen by the staff! Second runner up, and winner of one of the four elemental race boons [Ifrit, […]