Roll20 Review – The Reach of Empire (Against the Aeon Throne 1)

Help a colony rebel against the oppressive Azlanti Star Empire in the first module for Starfinder’s Against the Aeon Throne.

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Starfinder‘s second ever Adventure Path, Against the Aeon Throne is being officially adapted into Roll20, starting with the introductory module, “The Reach of Empire.” It’s not the most exciting adventure but the maps are well done and it’s an easy introduction into Starfinder.


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Roll20 Review – Rise of the Runelords

The original Pathfinder Adventure Path campaign is given an official Roll20 adaptation.

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Rise of the Runelords was the very first Adventure Path released for the then brand new Pathfinder tabletop RPG, in 2007 and 2008. An updated and expanded Anniversary Edition was released in 2012, celebrating its fifth anniversary.

Despite its age, Rise of the Runelords remains one of the most well-regarded campaigns to ever come out of Pathfinder, spanning a rich tapestry of monsters, exotic locations and dungeons, motivated villains, and a classic tale of a reemerging evil presence. With a plethora of well-constructed dungeons and solid multi-chapter organization, Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition is particularly well suited to Roll20, making it an excellent adventure for Pathfinder veterans and newcomers alike.


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Roll20 Review: The Reaper’s Right Hand (War for the Crown 5)

Our heroes are transported to Axis, the Plane of Law, where they must uncover the disappearance of Taldor’s ascended emperor.

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The Reaper’s Right Hand” is the fifth module in the War for the Crown Adventure Path, designed for PCs of 13th level. At this level adventures really need to ramp up the scope and challenge rating of what the PCs are facing.

The module does a brilliant job of upping the stakes by depositing our heroes into Axis, the plane of law, as they must search for the missing ascended emperor while dealing with a diverse cast of extra-dimensional beings and troublemakers.

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Roll20 Review: Crownfall (War for the Crown 1)

A press review copy of the module was provided. Find more Roll20 Reviews on my website and YouTube channel.

Every new edition of Dungeons & Dragons has its naysayers, but in the mid 2000s Fourth Edition’s announcement was especially volatile compared to the widely beloved 3.5 edition. So much so that one company split off and created their own RPG system heavily based on 3.5 edition. Pathfinder did the unthinkable and proved more popular than Dungeons & Dragons for several years, until Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition arrived in 2014.

My own experience with Pathfinder is quite limited. When we first got into doing role-playing games online via Roll20, we actually started with Pathfinder, playing for several months. That game was cancelled when our GM abruptly left, and it would be several months before we got bit by the RPG bug again, first with Shadowrun and then with D&D 5E.

Now, finally, Pathfinder has officially come to Roll20. Roll20 is completely open, meaning you could always play Pathfinder, but with official licensing support comes Roll20-created character sheets, as well as professionally adapted modules, the likes of which we’ve been seeing (and I’ve been reviewing) for D&D over the last several months. Continue reading “Roll20 Review: Crownfall (War for the Crown 1)”

Roll20 Partnering with Paizo for Official Pathfinder, Starfinder Modules

Roll20 and Paizo, Inc have announced a partnership to bring Paizo’s Pathfinder and Starfinder roleplaying systems to Roll20.

“The Roll20 community has been vocal for years about wanting official Pathfinder support on our platform and we are very excited to start providing it,” said Nolan T. Jones, Managing Partner of Roll20. “The added benefit of getting to be part of the already successful first voyages of the Starfinder universe only makes this better.”

The first fruits of this partnership begin bearing today, with the release of the official Pathfinder character sheets for Roll20 Pro subscribers.  The sheets will roll out to everyone on March 22.

March 22 is also the launch of the first official Pathfinder module, Crownfall, the first volume of the new War for the Crown Adventure Path. Crownfall is available for pre-order for $27.99. It includes over 40 NPC character sheets, 11 pregen PC sheets, and 4 maps with pre-placed tokens and dynamic lighting.

Look for my review on launch day!

Future volumes of War for the Crown will be released as addons that can be directly added into Crownfall.

I played a bit of Pathfinder a few years ago, and enjoyed it as a facsimile to Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 edition. But I’m particularly excited for Starfinder content. Not only is it the brand new hotness from last fall (read my review of the Starfinder Core Rulebook), but D&D lacks a quality sci-fi equivalent. Look for more Roll20 Starfinder, and Pathfinder, news and modules throughout the year.

In related news, Roll20 recently celebrated surpassing the three million mark with a big update. The video and voice chat WebRTC has been improved, the marketplace has been redesigned, and the Compendium has been upgraded for easier searching and filtering.

Tabletop Review: Starfinder Roleplaying Game

A press copy of the Starfinder Core Rulebook was provided for the purposes of this review.

Over the years Paizo Publishing has carved a successful name among tabletop roleplaying fans, releasing dozens of Pathfinder rulebooks, supplements, full campaigns, and modules.

Starfinder represents Paizo’s first entirely new roleplaying system since Pathfinder’s release in 2009. In many ways it’s a science-fiction version of Pathfinder, expanding on those rules (which is itself largely based on D&D 3.5e) while adding a few unique twists of its own.

Starfinder draws upon the best sci-fi archetypes, stories, and concepts from across media to create a full-fledged, detailed universe rife for adventure. Continue reading “Tabletop Review: Starfinder Roleplaying Game”