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TOP 32 CONTESTANTS NAMED IN PAIZO’S RPG SUPERSTAR 
 
With a Quarter of a Million Votes Cast, the Search for the Next Top Game Designer is Narrowed Today from Hundreds to Just 32

 
REDMOND, WA (September 1, 2015): Paizo Inc., publisher of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, announces today the Top 32 contestants in Season 9 of the RPG Superstar game design competition.

The Top 32 Finalists for RPG Superstar Season 9 are:

Charlie Brooks      Horseshoes of the Storm Rider      William Collins     Fate-Woven Braid of the Norns   

Kalyna Conrad      Crow Brother's Cloak      Bill Davies      Storm's Wrath     Jason Evans     Starsling Buckler    

Shane Fogerty       Choker of the Queen Bee        Mark Griffin      Ebon Fury      BJ Hensley     Brooch of the Monarch  

Vadims Hesins       Quill of Leng     Mike Hill     Purging Lotus Bell       Kiel Howell       Bottled Cloud    Taylor Hubler    

Spiraled Madu      Joseph Kellogg     Banshee's Tongue      John Leclaire    Hide of the Hagfish    Elizabeth Leib    

Glaive of the Lion-Hearted     Crystal Malarsky     Figurine of Wondrous Power, Ruby Butterfly   Brian Minhinnick   

Lava Lash      Kris Newton        Gown of Many Graves     Mark Nordheim     Swindler's Grasp    Donald Robinson    

Daylight Diadem      Chris Shaeffer      Caber Twig     Walter Sheppard      Thornweave     Jarrett Sigler    Shark Toothed Maw   

Jeffrey Swank     Boots of Ethereal Wake     James Thomas      Blade of The Ice Stalker       Robert Thomson    Phantom Corsair Boots     

Brandon Thorne     Cloak of the High Plains Wind       Philip Tucker      Scattertracks        Isaac V       Wolflord's Fang     Nick Wasko    

Banshee's Wrath       Garrick Williams         Shattered Blade        Daron Woodson       Defender's Door

Alternates

Kim Frandsen         Brass Helmsman         Frank Gori              Iounic Pipes

Robert Guthrie        Scallywag's Tooth       Stephen Stack        Leviathan's Terror
 

“These contestants won the approval of their fellow fans by accumulating the votes needed to set themselves apart from all other entrants,” says Owen KC Stephens, RPG Superstar’s MC. “Their items will be available for everyone to peruse, and over the next few days our judges will comment on all the items to ensure our contestants get the feedback they need to improve as the contest proceeds.”   

The Top 32 contestants will now be tasked with designing a map using a 24 x 30 grid to represent an area that inspires Game Masters with ideas for encounters and adventures. The deadline for map submissions is 11:59pm Pacific Time on September 3, 2015, and public voting will begin on September 8.
 
“I want to take a moment to issue a big Thank You to all our voters,” Stephens continues. “This year our slate of items was selected entirely by public vote, and nearly a quarter of a million votes went into this selection.”
 
The winner of RPG Superstar will have their adventure published by Paizo as a Pathfinder Module, a full-color, 64-page, high-quality softcover book, compatible with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (RPG). Also, three runners-up will win assignments to write adventure scenarios for Paizo’s Pathfinder Society Organized Play campaign, offering all four finalists professional writing contracts with Paizo Inc., and an opportunity to begin their game design careers by working on the world's largest fantast roleplaying campaign.
 
In the best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil. The Pathfinder RPG is currently translated into eight languages, and the vibrant Pathfinder universe has been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, miniatures, plush toys, and apparel, and is being developed into a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game.

About Paizo Inc.
Paizo Inc. is publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Tales novels, as well as board games and gaming accessories. The Pathfinder world, in which players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil, is currently translated into eight languages, and has been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, toys, and apparel, and is being developed into an MMORPG. Paizo.com is also a leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world.

 

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