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Paizo's Pathfinder Modules (formerly known as GameMastery Modules) are an ongoing series of adventures that fit in well in any campaign. Pathfinder Modules are 32-page, high-quality, full-color, OGL-compatible adventures for use with the world's most popular fantasy roleplaying game. All Pathfinder Modules include four pre-made characters, so players can jump right into the action, and full-color maps and handouts to enhance play. While the modules are set in the world of Golarion, the classic feel of most adventures makes conversion into any published or homebrew setting easy.

History Edit

The line launched in June 2007 with Hollow's Last Hope as a giveaway on Free RPG Day under the GameMastery product line which had previously been used for Paizo's numerous game aid products.

With Flight of the Red Raven in May 2008, the line officially transfered to the Pathfinder name to coincide with the Pathfinder Adventure Path, Pathfinder RPG, and Pathfinder Chronicles product lines. This edition also witnessed a distinct change in the standard cover design from that of the previous GameMastery modules.

In August 2008, the line switched from a monthly release schedule to a bi-monthly format to make room for the newly introduced Pathfinder Companion line.

In August 2009, Pathfinder Modules converted from using D&D 3.5 rules to the newly released Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, as did all other Paizo products from that point forward. Another cover style change occurred at this time, providing more art and less bars of solid color.

Naming Edit

From the line's inception in 2007 through summer 2009, each module's title was preceded by a prefix which designated the type of adventure found within as well as the adventure's number within the series. These codes were dropped from product titles due to confusion among the general population as to what they really meant. Existing adventure types are as follows:

  • D = Dungeon
  • E = Event
  • J = Journey
  • LB = Last Baron
  • S = Superstar
  • TC = Treasure Chest
  • U = Urban
  • W = Wilderness

Fan contests Edit

GameMastery Module Open Call Edit

In September 2007, Paizo announced that they would continue their tradition of bringing new talent to the roleplaying publishing world in their inaugural GameMastery Module Open Call contest.[1] Participants were provided a brief synopsis of the desired adventure and submission guidelines. Of over 150 applicants, David Schwartz was declared the winner, and thus wrote Flight of the Red Raven and has been added to Paizo's stable of authors for future Pathfinder products.

RPG Superstar Edit

Full article: RPG Superstar
RPG Superstar 2010 logo
Following shortly behind the popular GameMastery Module Open Call contest, Paizo announced that it would be holding an even larger contest which would involve six rounds of competition and allow for fan voting—RPG Superstar.[2] Specific challenges included designing a wondrous item, a country, a villain, three thematically linked monsters, an encounter, and finally an adventure synopsis. From October 31, 2007 to February 11, 2008, judges Erik Mona, Wolfgang Baur, and Clark Peterson narrowed a field of over 850 contestants down to the top 32, 16, 8, and 4 before the final winner was announced. On February 20, 2008, Paizo announced that Christine Schneider was the winner of the contest and her adventure, Clash of the Kingslayers, was published in January 2009.[3]

RPG Superstar returned in 2009 with a similar competition. The winner of the second annual contest was Neil Spicer, whose Realm of the Fellnight Queen is scheduled to be released in February 2010.[4]

RPG Superstar 2010 ran from January to March of that year, and saw Matt Goodall rise to the top, winning a commission to pen his Cult of the Ebon Destroyers module for release in January 2011.[citation needed]


Cover Prefix Title Release Date Author Level
D0cov D0 Hollow's Last Hope 07060June 2007 BulmahnJason Bulmahn & F. Wesley Schneider 1
50px D1 Crown of the Kobold King 07065June 2007 LogueNicolas Logue 2
W1cov W1 Conquest of Bloodsworn Vale 0707July 2007 BulmahnJason Bulmahn 6
D2cov D2 Seven Swords of Sin 0708August 2007 SutterJames L. Sutter & Paizo staff 7
U1cov U1 Gallery of Evil 0709September 2007 GreerStephen S. Greer 8
J1cov J1 Entombed with the Pharaohs 0710October 2007 KortesMichael Kortes 6
E1cov E1 Carnival of Tears 07110November 2007 HitchcockTim Hitchcock & Nicolas Logue 5
TC1cov TC1 Into the Haunted Forest 07115November 2007 VaughanGreg A. Vaughan 1
J2cov J2 Guardians of Dragonfall 0712December 2007 CaralyaAnson Caralya 12
U2cov U2 Hangman's Noose 0801January 2008 LogueNicolas Logue 1
J3cov J3 Crucible of Chaos 0802February 2008 BaurWolfgang Baur 8
D3cov D3 Demon WithinThe Demon Within 08040April 2008 GreerStephen S. Greer & Tim Hitchcock 11
W2cov W2 River into Darkness 08045April 2008 VaughanGreg A. Vaughan 4
W3cov W3 Flight of the Red Raven 0805May 2008 SchwartzDavid Schwartz 4
50px D1.5 Revenge of the Kobold King 08060June 2008 LogueNicolas Logue 5
Lb1cov LB1 Tower of the Last Baron 08065June 2008 GreerStephen S. Greer 5
LB2cov LB2 Treasure of Chimera Cove 08100October 2008 CaralyaAnson Caralya 7
D4cov D4 Hungry Are the Dead 08105October 2008 HitchcockTim Hitchcock 6
J4cov J4 Pact StoneThe Pact Stone Pyramid 0812December 2008 KortesMichael Kortes 8
S1cov S1 Clash of the Kingslayers 0901January 2009 SchneiderChristine Schneider 10
E2cov E2 Blood of Dragonscar 0903March 2009 BakerKeith Baker 15
50px J5 Beyond the Vault of Souls 0907July 2009 MccombColin McComb 9
50px D1 Crypt of the Everflame 0908August 2009 BulmahnJason Bulmahn 1
Carrion Hill cover Carrion Hill 0911November 2009 PettRichard Pett 5
Masks of the Living God cover U Masks of the Living God 0912December 2009 BulmahnJason Bulmahn 3
Realm of the Fellnight Queen W Realm of the Fellnight Queen 1002February 2010 SpicerNeil Spicer 7
City of Golden Death City of Golden Death 1004April 2010 FrostJoshua J. Frost 5
From Shore to Sea From Shore to Sea 1006June 2010 HodgeBrandon Hodge 6
Master of the Fallen Fortress D Master of the Fallen Fortress 1006June 2010 McCrearyRob McCreary 1
Curse of the Riven Sky W Curse of the Riven Sky 1007July 2010 CookMonte Cook 10

References Edit

  1. Jason Bulmahn. (September 20, 2007). GameMastery Module Open Call, Paizo Blog.
  2. Paizo News. (October 30, 2007). RPG Superstar™ Will Find the Next Great RPG Designer, Paizo News.
  3. Paizo News. (February 20, 2008). Christine Schneider Wins Paizo's First RPG Superstar™!, Paizo News.
  4. Unknown. (January 20, 2009). RPG Superstar™ 2009, Paizo Messageboards.

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