Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

DriveThruCards has been offering print-on-demand services for small cards games for many years now, allowing gamers and designers to create and sell their creations.  They have negotiated partnerships with several game companies to allow for custom cards to be created for games like Pathfinder ACG, Boss Monster, and Phase.  Now, through a partnership with Stone Blade Entertainment and Ultra Pro, Ascension is being added to that list.  So you are able to go to DriveThruCards’ site and browse cards created by others, and even create your own with their online tool, and get them all printed.  You can find out more in the full press release below, then head on over to DriveThruCards.com.

 

Stone Blade Entertainment and Ultra PRO are proud to announce that fans of “Ascension: A Deckbuilding Game” are now able to create their own personalized cards! Through a partnership with DriveThruCards, gamers can create Hero, Construct, and Monster cards and include effects that generate Runes, Power, Honor, Energy, and Insight! 
 
If you’d like to surprise your friends on your next game night, sneak in one of your personalized cards and wait for everyone’s reaction. If you want to create a card that only you can acquire, go for it! The possibilities are truly endless.
 
Each card costs $0.50 with a minimum order of 10 cards. Gamers can start creating their cards today at the following URL: https://www.drivethrucards.com/builder/ascension

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Mistfall was a successful Kickstarter last year which aimed to bring an RPG adventure into a card game, much how Paizo brought the Pathfinder RPG into a card game.  In Mistfall you pick a hero, who comes with starting equipment and skills, and then take him on a quest of your choosing, battling monsters, upgrading your gear, and leveling up as you go along.

Mistfall: Heart of the Mists aims to essentially give you a base set again, but with all completely new heroes, monsters, quests, and gear, allowing you to either start with this set or mix it with your base set for nearly double the amount of variety.  The expansion will be Kickstarted like the base but no solid date has been given, however, they say soon so keep an eye out for the announcement.  You can read about the expansion and look at some of the new art and components on the NSKN site.

With the release of the latest adventure path set for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Wrath of the Righteous, some changes have come to the game and organized play.  The Pathfinder ACG is a cooperative card game that distills down the tabletop RPG into a card game that doesn’t need a DM, freeing up that player to adventure with everyone else.  In Wrath of the Righteous you are going off and fighting the minions of demon lord Deskari on your way to fighting him and becoming mythic heroes.  The major difference aside from story for this set from the rest is the introduction of the d20 into the dice pool.  Once you have determined which type of mythic hero you will become you will gain access to mythic charges which allow you to roll the d20 instead of your normal dice, thus introducing the possibility for edge of your seat victories and epic failures.  Add in new characters to try from the perplexing summoner to new hybrid classes like the bloodrager and you have a whole different experience waiting for you.

On the organized play front, along with the season of the righteous adventures they have introduced a guide to the organized play which provides information on how to run or play in an organized play setting.  The guide also details the new tier system for the characters which prevent characters from playing scenarios that are too low or too high for them as well as how they can get deck upgrades.  The tier system simplifies the upgrading of the character and also adds in a new dice bump mechanic which allows you to change the result of a check up or down by 1, but be careful, these dice bumps are one time use and while several can be used at once, you will only ever get 6 of them since you acquire 1 per completed adventure.  And lastly they include some pre-generated deck lists to get you started and information on how to include the promo cards from the miniature packs into your class deck.

Overall I am very excited for this new set and look forward to having new adventures with both the regular game and the organized play and rolling that big d20.

Publishers Press Release Below

Paizo Inc., publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, announces today the release of Pathfinder Adventure Card Game (PACG): Wrath of the Righteous, the newest base set for the wildly popular, cooperative card game.

In Wrath of the Righteous, the hellish Worldwound opens, unleashing a horde of demons from the post-apocalyptic Abyss. Players will battle the malevolent minions of the demon lord Deskari, and along the way, will become mythic heroes that rival the greatest legends the world of Golarion has ever know.

Says Tanis O’Connor, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Designer, “Season of the Righteous will take the gleeful insanity of the Season of the Shackles, and turn it up to 11. Demons, cultists, and much more will await your party of adventurers in the dangerous of wastelands of the Worldwound.”

The PACG: Wrath of the Righteous Base Set includes:

  • More than 500 cards, featuring a new set of boons for your characters to collect, new monsters, and barriers of a decidedly abysmal nature
  • 7 character classes, including the all new arcanist, cavalier, inquisitor, and summoner
  • The Worldwound Incursion Adventure Deck, a 110-card deck that begins theWrath of the Righteous Adventure Path
  • A complete set of 6 polyhedral dice, including the first d20 in the PACG

As with all PACG Base Sets, gameplay can be supplemented with additional decks, such as the Character Add-On Deck, and monthly Adventure Decks (sold separately).

With the launch of the new Base Set comes the kick-off of The Season of the Righteous, Season One of the Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild Organized Play Program. New features for this season of organized play include:

  • Allowing characters to use promo cards from WizKids’ Pathfinder Battles: Iconic Heroes miniatures line as part of the player’s class deck
  • New advancement system for ease in table-mustering at small- and medium-sized events
  • A brand new PFSACG Guide to Organized Play

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Wrath of the Righteous is available at hobby game stores nationwide

Tabletop roleplaying games your thing? How about card games based on a popular RPG? Well Paizo has you covered.

At GAMA Trade Show Paizo, the company responsible for the popular fantasy RPG Pathfinder, revealed more of its plans for its Pathfinder Battles miniatures lines. According to Paizo:

The world of Pathfinder comes to life on your tabletop with Pathfinder Battles, an ongoing line of prepainted plastic miniatures produced in cooperation with WizKids, Inc. Drawn from the award-winning illustrations of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and produced with the highest-quality standards in the miniature business, Pathfinder Battles fantasy miniatures set a new standard for hassle-free tabletop gaming!

With the most recent release named Iconic Heroes this partnership is not only putting out new sculpts of some of the most familiar faces from their Pathfinder universe for use in the RPG, they are also including exclusive “Boon” cards to be used with the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game (PACG) series. The first set includes six miniatures (with the same amount of cards for PACG) and is available now. Sets #2 and #3 of the Iconic Heroes series are due in April 2015.

Speaking of Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Paizo announced the third core set at GAMA. This set is titled Wrath of the Righteous and will include:

  • More than 500 cards featuring a new set of boons for your characters to collect, and never before seen monsters and barriers of a decidedly abyssal nature.

  • 7 character classes, including the all-new arcanist, cavalier, inquisitor, and summoner.

  • The Worldwound Incursion Adventure Deck, a 110-card deck that begins the Wrath of the Righteous Adventure Path.

  • A complete set of 6 polyhedral dice, including the first d20 in the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game.

You hear that, the series noted for not including the fabled d20 has brought one in! If the trend of the past two releases hold true, expect to see a Gen Con 2015 release for this product.

To read more about the Pathfinder Battles: Iconic Heroes sets look here. To read more about the third core set for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game look here.

Good job Paizo for bridging that small gap between the RPGer and the boardgamer!

PaizoCon 2015

Paizo Inc. publishers of the Pathfinder Role Playing Game and the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, has announced the preliminary details for PaizoCon 2015.  It is scheduled over Memorial Day weekend May 22-25.  They have added on an additional day to the festivities over previous years.

In addition to having a longer convention they have moved it to a larger venue at the DoubleTree by Hilton – Seattle Airport.  This is reflective of the general trend being seen in conventions as of late.  Many are having to do what PaizoCon has done moving to a much bigger venue to accommodate more attendees.

Additionally they have announced their guests of honor.  Brandon Hodge is their author guest of honor and has been writing for Paizo as one of their pre-eminent horror writers.  Their artist guest of honor is Jason Engle who has contributed over 1400 pieces for Paizo’s publications over the years.

For more information on the convention visit its page here.

Publishers press release below

Paizo, Inc., publisher of the popular Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, announces today preliminary details for PaizoCon 2015, the annual fan celebration of all things Pathfinder.

Now in its eighth year, PaizoCon 2015 will take place May 22 – 25, 2015, Memorial Day Weekend, in Seattle, WA. The convention has been extended from three to four days, and has been moved to a new, larger venue to accommodate the growing number of Pathfinder fans from around the world who attend PaizoCon each year.

Paizo announces today the Guests of Honor for PaizoCon 2015; Brandon Hodge and Jason Engle.

Gaming Guest of Honor: Brandon Hodge
Brandon Hodge first began putting nightmares to paper in 2009 as patron of Open Design, and by the end of the year was leading his first collaborative project with Paizo: the Lovecraftian horror adventure From Shore to Sea. Since then, Brandon has contributed his unique writing style to Paizo’s Shadows of Gallowspire, The Dead Heart of Xin, Feast of Ravenmoor, and the genre-bending Rasputin Must Die!A respected scholar of the bizarre occult history of tipping tables, séances, and hauntings, Brandon lent his expertise to Paizo’s upcoming hardcover, Occult Adventures, where he served as creative consultant and contributor. When he’s not exploring new way to horrify players, Brandon travels the world researching and assembling the world’s finest collection of automatic writing planchettes, Ouija boards, and other séance-related devices, all featured on his popular website,mysteriousplanchette.com. Brandon lives in an undeniably haunted house in Austin’s historic Hyde Park neighborhood with his lovely wife, Adrienne, their daughter, Elliot, and his black cat familiar, Miette.

Artist Guest of Honor: Jason A. Engle
Jason A. Engle has had a varied career in tabletop gaming for the past 17 years, specializing in cover art, collectible cards, and maps. His Paizo work includes the cover illustrations for the Inner Sea NPC Codex, Demon Hunter’s Handbook,Giants Revisited, the interior illustrations for prestige classes in the Core Rulebook, and more than 100 Map Packs, Flip-Mats, and interior maps going back to the earliest days of Paizo, before the emergence of the Pathfinder brand. All together Jason has contributed more than 1400 works for Paizo over the years, and his maps and illustrations have played a major role in the game’s success. He has also produced important works for Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, Game of Thrones, and Vampire: The Masquerade, to name just a few.

PaizoCon is a celebration of all things Pathfinder, including gaming, panels, workshops, and costumes, and is a chance for Pathfinder players to meet up with members of the community as well as Paizo staff, veteran authors, artists, and designers from hobby gaming.

The Saturday evening tradition of PaizoCon includes a special dinner banquet where attendees eat, drink, and get merry with Paizo staff, and get the first look at new products and artwork planned for the coming year. Banquet tickets are sold separately.

WHERE:          DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Seattle Airport
18740 International Blvd.
Seattle, WA 98188

WHEN:            May 22 – 25, 2015

BADGE INFO: 4-Day Badge: $75
4-Day Kid’s Badge: $40
Preview Banquet: $35
Deluxe 4-Day Badge (includes Banquet): $100

To attend PaizoCon 2015, badges and tickets can be purchased onpaizo.com/paizocon.

ABOUT PAIZO
Paizo Inc. is publisher of the world’s best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, the wildly popular Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, as well as Pathfinder Tales novels, board games, and gaming accessories. Paizo.com is the leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world. In the twelve years since its founding, Paizo Publishing has received more than 60 major awards and has grown to become one of the most influential companies in the hobby games industry. For more information, visitpaizo.com.

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ULTRA PRO ANNOUNCES ACCESSORIES FOR THE PATHFINDER ADVENTURE CARD GAME

Topping Many 2013 Game of the Year Lists, the Wildly Popular Pathfinder Adventure Card Game to Get Custom Accessories Line

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 24, 2014): Ultra PRO International LLC, leading manufacturer and supplier of sports and gaming collectibles and accessories, along with Paizo Inc., publisher of the world’s best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, announce today the partnership between the companies to create an entire line of custom gaming accessories for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game (PACG).

After the success of the character mats released at last summer’s Gen Con Indy game convention, players can look forward to a full Ultra PRO product line to enhance player experience, and to organize and protect the PACG cards.

“A great cake is enhanced by great icing, and that’s what our products do. The art and the layout of our accessories are designed to help immerse players in the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game storyline. The playmats serve to minimize unruly card piles and provide rich visual cues of the playable heroes and their adventure paths, while Deck Protector sleeves and other storage products help extend the life of the game for long-lasting gameplay.  All these items come together to help players to better enjoy the rich content created by Paizo in this exciting new game”, explains Frank Whittaker, Ultra PRO Director of Marketing.

Ultra PRO Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Product Line

Released August 2013:

  • Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords Character Mats
  • Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords Character Add-On Deck Mats 

To be released in 2014:

  • PACG Adventure Mat: Large area playmat measuring 24″ x 24″ with placement guides for decks used in gameplay
  • PACG Deck Protectors: Vibrant printed card sleeves featuring PACG logo and key art, offered in 50-count packs
  • PACG: Skull & Shackles Base Set Character Mats: Seven new character mats for the August release of Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles Base Set
  • PACG: Skull & Shackles Character Add-On Deck Mats: Four new character mats featuring the playable characters from the expansion deck
  • Adventure Case: A sturdy storage case capable of holding over 1,200 sleeved cards, including an entire PACG Base Set plus all expansion decks for that set plus dividers