Pathfinder Beginner Box an Appealing, Accessible Intro

November 8th, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

Paizo has packaged the basic rules for the Pathfinder RPG into an easy to use box that comes with everything a D&D newbie needs to play. We took it for a serious test drive to find out how well it introduces game concepts, how fun it is to play and if the introductory adventure works […]

Pathfinder Inner Sea World Guide: Everything a Campaign Book Should Be

September 13th, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

Rich, detailed world? Check. Numerous factions to strive against or ally with? Check. Weird and awesome monsters? Check. Fantastic art? Check. Glorious poster map? CHECK! This update to Golarion, the official Pathfinder campaign world, is simply one of the best setting books I’ve ever seen.

Paizo’s Condition Cards a Lighthearted Way to Track Your Misery

September 6th, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

The indignities an adventurer suffers are many, sometimes too many to keep track of. Whether you’re Dazed and Confused, Blinded by the Light, Shaken All Over or just Helpess Helpless Helpless, these hapless goblins from Paizo’s Gamemastery line will get you sorted out.

Wizkids Works with Paizo for Painted Plastic Pathfinder Minis

May 27th, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

Fans of prepainted plastic miniatures took a hit last year when Wizards of the Coast dropped their D&D minis line, replacing it with pogs. Paizo and Wizkids are the latest to step into that void with a newly announced line of ready-to-run minis.

The Genius Guide to Godlings — Why Not Be Epic at 1st Level?

July 27th, 2010 by Billy Gibbs

It’s time for another Pathfinder review from Billy Gibbs. If you have the blood of a deity flowing through your veins right from 1st level, you might want to take a Godling for a spin.

A Rookie’s View of Pathfinder

June 22nd, 2010 by Billy Gibbs

Robot Viking has been sadly lacking in coverage of Paizo’s excellent Pathfinder extension of the D&D 3.5 rules (and accompanying campaign world). That’s not by design — I just don’t play Pathfinder, and I always look like a twit when I try to speak authoritatively about things I know very little about (not that that […]

RPG Superstar 2010 Starts Now

December 2nd, 2009 by Ed Grabianowski

The first two years of Paizo’s RPG Superstar competition created some amazing adventures, plus a bunch unique items and villains. The third edition begins this week, as the first round of the open RPG talent contest was announced yesterday. Bring out your best wondrous item.

Interview with RPG Superstar Winner Neil Spicer

April 8th, 2009 by Ed Grabianowski

The final round of Paizo’s RPG Superstar 2009 game design competition required the finalists to develop a proposal for a full adventure. Neil Spicer took the top prize against stiff competition. His adventure, “Realm of the Fellnight Queen,” will be published by Paizo in a few months. Neil took some time out from creating evil […]

Wizards of the Coast Ignites the Great PDF Controversy of ’09

April 7th, 2009 by Ed Grabianowski

Wizards of the Coast announced this morning that they’ve filed lawsuits against eight people for illegally uploading pdfs of Wizards’ copyrighted products, specifically Player’s Handbook 2. But it was what didn’t appear in that press release that caused fan uproar and a flurry of press releases from other gaming companies – WotC pulled all digital […]

3D Dungeon Tiles Make Your Campaign Look Freaking Amazing

March 11th, 2009 by Ed Grabianowski

You’re probably thinking the above photo is a screenshot from the latest Xbox video game RPG. I did when I first saw it. We’re both wrong, though. Those are printable 3D dungeon tiles by WorldWorksGames. You can actually build these dungeons on your tabletop.

RPG Superstar Update: the Final Four

March 5th, 2009 by Ed Grabianowski

Paizo’s RPG Superstar design contest is winding its way to the conclusion, and now the field has been narrowed to four. Competitors had to design a villain lair to be rated by the celebrity judges. The lairs are cool enough that you can steal them for your own 3.5 D&D campaign.

Paizo Offers Dungeon and Dragon Back Issues for Half Price

February 9th, 2009 by Ed Grabianowski

If your 3.5 D&D campaign is still rolling, or you’re enjoying Paizo’s excellent Pathfinder variant, you’ve got a great opportunity to pick up some old gaming mags for just a few bucks each until the end of February.

RPG Superstar Reveals Villainous Sweet 17

February 6th, 2009 by Ed Grabianowski

Paizo has culled the field of RPG Superstar finalists to the sweet 16…er, 17. What horrifyingly evil villainous concepts did the winners create, and what did Ed Greenwood think of them?

RPG Superstar 2009 Announces 32 Finalists

January 22nd, 2009 by Ed Grabianowski

Paizo Publishing has announced the 32 finalists for this year’s edition of RPG Superstar. After hundreds of game designer hopefuls sent in their ideas for wondrous items, Paizo’s panel of experts whittled the field to the best of the best. The winner gets to write a module for Paizo’s D&D 3.5 variant, Pathfinder.