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December Publisher’s Spotlight – Paizo

December Publisher’s Spotlight – Paizo


One of the things we like to do here at the Malted Meeple is give some extra attention to our favorite board game publishers and designers. In our monthly Publisher’s Spotlight we provide a bit of a background on the publisher, discuss a few of their games, and may even announce a visit to The Meeple by some of the publisher’s representatives!

Our November Spotlight Publisher is a household name in the gaming industry. Paizo Publishing offers a multitude of products, including novels, board games, roleplaying games, modules and accessories. Of all their offerings, Paizo is undoubtedly best known for their flagship product, the Pathfinder roleplaying game.

The success of Pathfinder is due in large part to its loyal fan base. In fact, Paizo boasts one of the largest organized-play communities in the world, the Pathfinder Society. Players can join Society games wherever they may find themselves, confident that their character’s progress will carry over to any other game they join.

In addition to Pathfinder, Paizo produces a variety of innovative accessories that can be used in many different roleplaying games. Some of my favorite products include their dry-erase flip-mats, magnetic initiative trackers, game master accessories, and pre-painted miniatures. All of these products help bring a campaign to life and aid game masters in telling their stories.

At Gen Con 2013, Paizo made a major foray into the world of board gaming with the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. In this game, players take on the roles of iconic Pathfinder characters in order to stop evil and collect new magical items and spells. Players can purchase additional character packs and modules for even more variety. The game is so popular that it has been reprinted 3 different times, each with a different story. We enjoyed the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game so much that we added it to our library for the enjoyment of all of our guests.

The next time you’re at the Malted Meeple, grab a copy of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game and give it a spin. And if you haven’t already experienced Pathfinder Society play, we strongly recommend you give it a try. Join us here at the Malted Meeple every Monday at 6:00 pm, grab some dice, a character sheet, a milkshake, and set off on adventure!

Karington Hess is a lifelong gamer whose passions for hospitality and all things game-related led him to Ravenwood Castle, where he served as an Innkeeper before joining The Malted Meeple. When not pouring beers, crafting milkshakes, or teaching boardgames, Karington can be found behind the DM’s screen, weaving intricate stories for his fellow gamers.