Welcome to this week’s PUNCHLIST, where we round up the biggest news in nerd culture. We highlight the tastiest morsel in some detail and then close you out with a link round-up.
Paizo’s Keynote Address
Starfinder will see two new supplemental rulebooks. The Galaxy Exploration Manual adds new class options, backgrounds, and equipment, but the real sweetness is the addition of rules for creating whole new worlds – including details for biomes, inhabitants, culture, magic, and more. The second volume, Tech Revolution, is chock full of new weapons, armor, gadgets, gear, gizmos, augmentations, and mechs! Starfinder will also receive a new Adventure Path (AP), Horizons of the Vast, along with a handful of stand-alones.
Not to be outdone, Pathfinder will expand by six new hardcover supplements:
- Secrets of Magic
- Guns & Gears
- Book of the Dead
- Lost Omens The Mwangi Expanse
- Lost Omens Grand Bazaar
- Lost Omens Absalom, City of Lost Omens
Several APs were announced for Second Edition, as well – including an updated and expanded version of Kingmaker just in time for its 10th anniversary – in addition to three standalone adventures for 3rd, 4th, and 16th level!
A tactical miniatures boardgame, Pathfinder Arena, received some coverage (you can read a bit more about it and even download the rulebook here), as did Goblin Fireworks Fight which was described as a “fast-paced…party game,” due out in November of this year.
Lots on the horizon from Paizo, and we’ll be sure to keep you posted as they release! And the folks at Paizo were kind enough to provide time stamps to all of these announcements and more in the description of the video on Youtube!