The PaizoCon 2015 is just behind us ! It took place during the Memorial Day in the US. It is the eighth PaizoCon since its inception and, for the first time at four days in length in a new larger venue. That said, the best thing about PaizoCon is that it’s a relatively small convention where you get to spend time interacting with the staff and game creators.
Some events, such as gaming sessions with Paizo staff as game masters, are in high demand, but have limited seating, so these events are distributed via lottery. There was also first-come-first-served system on the Paizo website. There are numerous unscheduled events like the a Reaper Miniatures Paint ‘n’ Take where participants paint and keep a free miniature, a Pathfinder Online MMO demo room, Dungeon Delve mini roleplaying adventures, and of course the Paizo store where you can meet industry artists, authors, and third party vendors as well as purchase merchandise.
What I was particularly interested in is the brand new products of Wrath of the Righteous that kicks off the new season of Organized Play for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game from Paizo Publishing.
The new Wrath of the Righteous box is a new core box game, being able to be played all on its own without having to own other Pathfinder Adventure Card Game sets. The set comes with over 500 cards of all types, from boons to monsters and let’s not forget the barriers. It also has seven character classes, several of them are brand new (arcanist, summoner, inquisitor, cavalier).
In this season, players will battle against all manner of demons and cultists as they work to close the demonic and hellish Worldwound. The demon lord Deskari will stop at nothing to take over the world and only the players are there to stop him and his seemingly endless tide of minions. An example of the Fiendish Minotaur henchmen here below.
Wrath of the Righteous starts easier than the other Pathfinder Adventure card games but quickly gets tough. It is designed with the same six-part adventure in mind. The game comes with the first part of the adventure and additional packs can be purchased as they are released. The game feels like a high-level quest with a path for heroic characters doing amazing deeds and pursuing mythic adventures.
For fans of the Pathfinder card game, Wrath of the Righteous delivers more of the same gaming goodness but with enough additional features to keep things extremely interesting. For fans of the roleplaying game, it is fun to play through the same adventure in a different capacity as a card game.