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January 2021 Releases for Pathfinder and Starfinder

Plenty on the near horizon from Paizo

There’s loads arriving for both Pathfinder and Starfinder from Paizo Inc this month and here are the major releases.

Pathfinder #163: Ruins of Gauntlight (Paizo Inc)Pathfinder Adventure Path #163: Ruins of Gauntlight (Abomination Vaults 1 of 3)

Enter the megadungeon! When the mysterious Gauntlight, an eerie landlocked lighthouse, glows with baleful light, the people of Otari know something terrible is beginning. The town’s newest heroes must venture into the ruins around the lighthouse—and delve the dungeon levels far beneath it—to discover the evil the Gauntlight heralds. Hideous monsters, deadly traps, and mysterious ghosts all await the heroes who dare to enter the sprawling megadungeon called the Abomination Vaults!

“Ruins of Gauntlight” is a Pathfinder adventure for four 1st-level characters. This adventure begins the Abomination Vaults Adventure Path, a three-part, monthly campaign in which the heroes explore a sprawling megadungeon to stop an ancient evil from renewing her monstrous vengeance. This adventure also includes an extensive gazetteer of the town of Otari, the heroes’ home base, as well as new monsters, new rules, and new artifacts—including the dread Gauntlight itself!

Each monthly full-color softcover Pathfinder Adventure Path volume contains an in-depth adventure scenario, stats for several new monsters, and support articles meant to give Game Masters additional material to expand their campaign. Pathfinder Adventure Path volumes use the Open Game License and work with both the Pathfinder RPG and the world’s oldest fantasy RPG.

The softcover carries an MSRP of $24.99 or grab the PDF for $17.99.

Pathfinder Advanced Players Guide: Spell Cards (Paizo Inc)Pathfinder Spell Cards: Advanced Player’s Guide

Expand the array of magic at your fingertips with Pathfinder Spell Cards: Advanced Player’s Guide! This must-have accessory for spellcasting characters contains more than 150 spell reference cards, containing the spells from every tradition and all focus spells from the Pathfinder Advanced Player’s Guide in one place, giving you immediate access to key game details without flipping pages.

Players can easily arrange and plan their spells within moments, and a quick scan of the cards presents a caster’s tactical options at a glance. The possibilities are endless, but Pathfinder Spell Cards let you master the mysteries of magic!

The box set carries an MSRP of $24.99 or score the PDF for $17.99.

Pathfinder Flip-Mat: City Sites Multi-Pack (Paizo Inc)Pathfinder Flip-Mat: City Sites Multi-Pack

Whether your players are just arriving in town, heading out for some shopping, carousing at a local tavern, or fighting for their lives in the back alleys, Pathfinder Flip-Mat: City Sites Multi-Pack has you covered. This set’s four sides each feature a different city location where mayhem and trouble is likely to break out. Whether you need a bustling marketplace, a popular tavern, a twisting tangle of alleys in the worst part of town, or a busy urban waterfront, you’ll find a suitable map in this pack.

This set includes two flip mats, each measuring 24″ x 30″ unfolded, and 8″ x 10″ folded. A Flip-Mat’s coated surface can handle any dry erase, wet erase, or even permanent marker. Usable by experienced GMs and novices alike, Pathfinder Flip-Mats fit perfectly into any Game Master’s arsenal!

The physical release carries an MSRP of $24.99 or score the PDF for $17.99.

Starfinder #36: Professional Courtesy (Paizo Inc)Starfinder Adventure Path #36: Professional Courtesy (Fly Free or Die 3 of 6)

A favor for their best friend and ally brings the player characters to the ocean planet of Entha, which the Company is terraforming into a paradise for rich dilettantes. The churning water world is home to many mysteries, including a fantastic underwater realm of powerful magic. Now the crew must save an underwater rig from destruction, rescue the workers there, and somehow win the friendship of a strange alien species. But the Company manager on Entha is a dragon, she’s got a team of aquatic alien troubleshooters, and the PCs are the trouble that needs to be shot.

“Professional Courtesy” is a Starfinder adventure for four 5th-level characters. This adventure continues the Fly Free or Die Adventure Path, a six-part monthly campaign in which players take on the role of a merchant crew with an experimental starship, trying to get rich, escape interplanetary assassins, and outwit their rivals. This volume also details the aquatic world of Entha and its many dangerous and intelligent inhabitants, a well-armed Company warship, gear and character options for underwater adventures, and a series of “Side Jobs”—short mini-adventures the GM can insert into the campaign at any time.

Each monthly full-color softcover Starfinder Adventure Path volume contains a new installment of a series of interconnected science-fantasy quests that together create a fully developed plot of sweeping scale and epic challenges. Each 64-page volume of the Starfinder Adventure Path also contains in-depth articles that detail and expand the Starfinder campaign setting and provide new rules, a host of exciting new monsters and alien races, a new planet to explore and starship to pilot, and more!

The softcover carries an MSRP of $22.99 or grab the PDF for $15.99.

Starfinder: Starship Operations Manual Pawn Collection (Paizo Inc)Starfinder Pawns: Starship Operations Manual Pawn Collection

Buckle up! A vast armada of starship pawns blast their way onto your tabletop in the latest Starfinder Pawns collection! The Starfinder Pawns: Starship Operations Manual Pawn Collection presents more than 100 stunning full-color images of starships, from agile interceptors to enormous dreadnoughts. Printed on sturdy cardstock, each double-sided pawn slots into a 1-inch plastic base from the Starfinder Pawns Base Assortment, making them easy to mix with traditional metal or plastic miniatures. With so many starship options, the Starfinder Pawns: Starship Operations Manual Pawn Collection ensures you’re set to run simple duels, vast armada clashes, and everything in between!

The Starfinder Starship Operations Manual Pawn Collection includes pawns suitable for starships ranging from racing ships to ultranoughts, as well as starship fleets! All starship pawns use medium bases, from the tiniest fighter to the largest warship.

The physical collection carries an MSRP of $24.99 or get the PDF for $17.99.

Starfinder Flip-Mat: Planetary Atmosphere (Paizo Inc)Starfinder Flip-Mat: Planetary Atmosphere

Whether the heroes are landing their starship to explore a newly discovered world or dogfighting in the skies in individual starfighters, Paizo’s latest Starfinder Flip-Mat has you covered. This line of gaming maps provides ready-to-use science-fantasy set pieces for the busy Game Master. Featuring a hex grid for Starfinder’s unique starship combat system, this extra-large, double-sided map comes with two different backgrounds—the thick clouds of a gas giant and a high-altitude view of a terrestrial world’s topography—to let you craft epic atmospheric starship battles and fire your players’ imaginations. Don’t waste time sketching when you could be playing. With Starfinder Flip-Mat: Planetary Atmosphere, you’ll be ready the next time your players take their starship planetside!

A special coating on each Flip-Mat allows you to use wet erase, dry erase, AND permanent markers with ease! Removing permanent ink is easy—simply trace over any permanent mark with a dry erase marker, wait 10 seconds, then wipe off both marks with a dry cloth or paper towel.

The flip-mat carries an MSRP of $19.99 or get the PDF for $10.49.

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