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Paizo is never one to step away from awesome events, so it’s only natural that they bring their outstanding pieces of work to the first ever PAX Unplugged. What is PAX Unplugged, you ask? I’ll assume that you know of the regular PAX events around the country, gamer-friendly conventions that live up to the highest of hype levels. Well, take those legendary conventions and unplug the games, throw them on a table and whip out your best set of dice.
Not only is Paizo a sponsor of the inaugural event, they’re bringing their latest and greatest for attendees to demo: Starfinder! Check out the official press release below, chock-full of PAX Unplugged goodies:
REDMOND, WA (November 13, 2017): Paizo Inc., publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and acclaimed Starfinder Roleplaying Game, announces today the line-up of activities planned for new Pathfinders and Starfinders alike at the new convention dedicated to tabletop gaming.
As a PAX Unplugged sponsor, Paizo staff members, along with members of the Organized Play Foundation, will bring a variety of activities to convention. Attendees may participate in one-hour game demos of the Pathfinder RPG, the Starfinder RPG or the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game at the Paizo booth in the Exhibition Hall, or longer games in the RPG Hall for veteran roleplaying gamers.
“Paizo has been a long-time sponsor of PAX Prime/West and we’re very excited to be a part of their new show dedicated to tabletop gaming,” says Tonya Woldridge, Paizo’s organized play manager. “We look forward to traveling to Philadelphia and sharing our games with PAX attendees in the eastern US.”
On Saturday at 3:00 pm, players may participate in Pathfinder Society scenario 8-99A: The Solstice Scar, a multi-table interactive special where agents of the Society aid an army of tribal warriors in repelling an ancient evil force from beyond. Drop-ins are welcome but pre-registration will guarantee a spot. Besides this special event, scenario offerings include all of Starfinder Society’s Year of the Scoured Stars, all of Pathfinder Society’s Year of Factions’ Favor, as well as a selection of scenarios from last season’s Year of the Stolen Storm. Organized play sessions are four hours long, starting at 10 am all three days. There are three sessions each Friday and Saturday and two sessions on Sunday.
Paizo organized play programs come in two varieties, one that utilize the flagship Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and another based on the commended Starfinder Roleplaying Game. Agents of the Pathfinder Society, besides being dedicated to the Society goals, developed contacts and affiliations with a variety of factions. In its ninth season, the Year of Factions’ Favor, characters join the Society as agents and utilize those contacts and resources to achieve a variety of objectives. Starfinder Society takes place in a far future of the Pathfinder universe, wherein Golarion has been lost and no one remembers why. In the inaugural season, players work to rebuild a fractured Society while learning the truth about the Scoured Stars Incident that tore it apart.
On-site registration starts at 10:00am on Friday, November 17 at PAX RPG HQ.
About Organized Play Foundation
Organized Play Foundation, Inc. (OPF) is a not-for-profit corporation promoting education through strategic gaming. Research shows gaming promotes critical reasoning, cognitive development, increased logical processing, team building, confidence and social skills. Volunteer members of OPF work with local gaming stores, community groups, schools, and other establishments to provide regular gaming opportunities for their community. For more information, visit organizedplayfoundation.org to organize regions as large as countries and as small as local game stores.
About Paizo Inc.
Paizo Inc. is publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Tales novels, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, as well as board games and accessories. The Pathfinder world, in which players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil, is currently translated into eight languages, and has been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, toys, and apparel. For more information on Pathfinder, visit paizo.com/pathfinderRPG. Paizo released its science-fantasy roleplaying game Starfinder at Gen Con in August 2017, where the game sold out in 6.5 hours. To learn more about Starfinder, visit paizo.com/starfinder. Paizo.com is also a leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world. You can explore the wonder of the store at paizo.com. In the 15+ years since its founding, Paizo Inc. has received more than 100 major awards and has grown to become one of the most influential companies in the hobby games industry.
PAX Unplugged runs from November 17th-19th in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, PA. Badges are still on sale, but not likely for very long, so be sure to grab yours to be at the start of a brand new gaming convention!