Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild Supports In-Store Play of the Wildly Popular Card Game


REDMOND, WA (September 30, 2014) – Paizo Inc., publisher of the world’s best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game(PACG), is thrilled to announce the Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild, the new Organized Play program for the PACG, launches today for retail stores, conventions, and home-play worldwide.

Season Zero kicks off with “Season of the Shackles”, an adventure on the high seas with pirates and plunder, scalawags and sea monsters. Each scenario will bring new rewards, which players of the Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild can use in their RPG play. Players need only to equip themselves with one of the new Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Class Decks to play in the the new PFS Adventure Card Guild.

Retailers in the US who sign up for the Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild will receive a free copy of Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles Base Setfor their store ($59.99 MSRP). Further, each week Paizo will release a new gameplay scenario, free to local game stores who have registered. Scenarios will subsequently be released for convention and home play after a period of retail exclusivity.

To register your store, or to start or join a game in your area, visit

About Pathfinder Adventure Card Game
The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game(PACG) translates the world’s best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (RPG) into an entirely new breed of card game, where players adventure, battle monsters and villains, and acquire new feats, items, weapons, and allies—all without a Game Master. The first game, PACG: Rise of the Runelords, made its debut at Gen Con Indy 2013, where it sold out in the first four hours. The follow up, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles, based on the pirate-themed Pathfinder RPG Adventure Path made its debut at Gen Con Indy 2014.

About Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game is the world’s best-selling tabletop roleplaying game, in which 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 multiple languages, with hundreds of thousands of players worldwide. Players need only the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook to play, but Paizo Inc. produces a wide range of books and accessories, from hardcover rules compendiums to complete campaigns to packets of beautiful, full-color maps. The Pathfinder brand has also been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, miniatures, plush toys, apparel, and is being developed into a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game. For more information, please

About Paizo Inc.
Paizo Inc. is the leading publisher of fantasy roleplaying games, accessories, board games, and novels. Paizo’s Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game, the result of the largest open playtest in the history of tabletop gaming, is currently the best-selling tabletop roleplaying game in hobby stores. Pathfinder Adventure Path is the most popular and best-selling monthly product in the tabletop RPG industry. is the leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world. In the eleven years since its founding, Paizo Publishing has received more than 50 major awards and has grown to become one of the most influential companies in the hobby games industry.

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