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SP04: Interview with Paizo Developer Ron Lundeen

If you enjoyed this interview make sure to check out our weekly actual play podcast where we’re playing through the Starfinder Dead Sun’s Adventure Path as well as the occasional Starfinder Society adventure!

Welcome to another special edition of the Roll For Combat Podcast where we sit down and talk with Paizo Developer Ron Lundeen.

With the release of the new Starfinder Adventure Path, Against The Aeon Throne, we discuss Ron’s new book and the first book in this Adventure Path, The Reach of Empire. We also discuss Ron’s work on the upcoming Pathfinder Adventure Path Return of the Runelords, the upcoming Pathfinder Adventure Path The Tyrant’s Grasp (and Ron’s work on book one of that Adventure Path, The Dead Roads), why Ron left his lucrative career as an attorney to join Paizo full time, and much more! Check it out!

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SP03: Interview with Paizo Organized Play Lead Developer John Compton

If you enjoyed this interview make sure to check out our weekly actual play podcast where we’re playing through the Starfinder Dead Sun’s Adventure Path as well as the occasional Starfinder Society adventure!

Welcome to another special edition of the Roll For Combat Podcast where we sit down and discuss our experience with Book 2 of the Starfinder Adventure Path, The Temple of the Twelve, with Paizo’s Organized Play Lead Developer John Compton.

Last week we finished The Temple of the Twelve, and the gang gets to tell John exactly what we thought of his diabolic adventure! In addition, we discuss the many projects he’s currently working on including the very last Adventure Path volume for Pathfinder (version 1), what to expect in this of the Starfinder and Pathfinder Societies, what are some of John’s favorite Society adventures to date, and much more! Check it out!

And don’t forget to become a supporter of the podcast our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/rollforcombat where you can help us while unlocking fun exclusive rewards for yourself!

SP02: Pathfinder Playtest Interview with Stephen Radney-MacFarland

Make sure to read our review of Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook and listen to our review/discussion of the Pathfinder Playtest as well!

Welcome to a special edition of Roll For Combat, where we sit down and discuss the newly released Pathfinder Playtest with Paizo’s Senior Designer Stephen Radney-MacFarland.

We hit all the hot topics – Resonance Points, the action economy, the rarity system, what Paizo is going to do with all of that feedback during the playtest, and much more! Check it out!

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039: The Great Indoors

After two sessions of non-stop fighting, the guys are nearly out of hit points and the enemies are hunkered down in a defensive position. One team is going down as this dramatic fight finally ends. Or does it? Or Hirogi drop yet again?

Also this week, Stephen talks about how to utilize the new Pathfinder Playtest concepts of encounter, exploration, and downtime modes in your current games.

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031: Welcome to Ukalam Park!

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After spending days in the world of academia, tracking down leads, shopping, and packing the boys finally head out into Ukalam! Of course, the RFC boys land right into a big heap o’ trouble and might not make it out this time around.

Next, we sit down for part two of our interview with the Order of the Amber Die! The Order has been around since 1987 and has consisted of the same GM and active pool of between ten and fifteen players. To date, they have completed over 145 published adventures across five editions of the game and are currently working their way through The Ruins of Azlant Adventure Path. I get a chance to sit down with two of their members and find out what it’s like playing Pathfinder four days straight with little sleep and “total emersion”!

Finally, we’re giving away a free trip to PaizoCon 2018 and you can finally enter! Just head on over to the contest entry form and listen to hear if you won on May 1st.

Of course, we also announce another winner of the weekly $100 Amazon gift card giveaway! And don’t forget to become a supporter of the podcast at our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/rollforcombat where you can help us while unlocking fun exclusive rewards for yourself!

025: Keeping Up with the Combatians

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ATTENTION NEW LISTENERS: We here at Roll For Combat recognize that jumping into an existing podcast can be a daunting task, especially one like this that involves an unfolding story. To help newer listeners out, we’ve prepared a brief synopsis at the start of this episode that will catch you up on the story so far. Give it a listen, and you’ll be ready to join us, all caught up ready to jump right into the podcast. Enjoy the show!

It’s a jam-packed 25th episode of Roll For Combat, as we finish Book 1 of Dead Suns and start on Book 2. After a space combat session that didn’t make for good listening (SPOILER: we won!), the team returns Absalom Station to find themselves newly minted reality… holo-vid?… celebrities: it turns their Drift Rock adventures have been turned into a hot new reality show. The boys finally get some answers from Gevalarsk Nor, and they bid farewell to their NPC companions. The crew then takes a little break to do some shopping and strategize on their characters before checking back in with the Starfinder Society to receive their next mission.

We also have a special guest join us on this episode. Jason Keeley, author, editor, and Developer at Paizo Inc., creators of the Pathfinder and Starfinder Roleplaying Games. We discuss with him what goes into developing an adventure path campaign, the upcoming Starfinder Pact Worlds hardcover book, the recently announced Pathfinder Playtest, and we dig up a surprise from Jason’s past!

Also, we’re giving away a free trip to PaizoCon 2018! Listen to the episode for full details on this contest and how to enter! And don’t forget to become a supporter of the podcast at our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/rollforcombat where you can help us while unlocking fun exclusive rewards for yourself!

017: He’s Only Mostly Dead

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SPECIAL GUEST ALERT! Paizo Organized Play Lead Developer John Compton joins us again this week and unleashes to the Starfinder Universe the Combat Drone/Goblin monstrosity CHDRR Mk 3! (Nothing will ever be the same again.) John also provides instructions on how to win a free Starfinder Skittermander Race Boon! Listen to the show for details!

Also this week, Rusty also finds an unorthodox cure for space rabies… but at what cost? And GM Stephen discusses the craziest GM topic to date – how to kill off a PC without them knowing that they died!

Plus, another winner of the weekly $100 Amazon gift card giveaway! And don’t forget to become a supporter of the podcast at our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/rollforcombat where you can help us while unlocking fun exclusive rewards for yourself!

016: Straight Outta (John) Compton

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SPECIAL GUEST ALERT! Paizo Organized Play Lead Developer John Compton joins us this week for a sit-down interview about his role at Paizo and what the organized play program is all about… and then we continue our game, with John injecting new role-playing life into those pesky Space Goblins! John also provides instructions on how to win a free Starfinder Skittermander Race Boon! Listen to the show for details!

Also this week, GM Stephen discusses what happens if you “say yes” as the GM… crazy stuff! (Thanks to John for proving this to be true!)

Plus, we have the results of the closing tagline contest and the first winner of the weekly $100 Amazon gift card giveaway! And don’t forget to become a supporter of the podcast at our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/rollforcombat where you can help us while unlocking fun exclusive rewards for yourself!

010: Quid Pro Cronut

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On the heels of accepting the job investigating the Acreon, both Astral Extractions and the Hardscrabble Collective reach out to the team to make their cases. Mo proves to be surprisingly receptive to a tasty donut and a compelling PowerPoint presentation, while a hot cup of coffee brings out Rusty’s fondness for the working man. Meanwhile, Tuttle never met a well-worded contract he didn’t like, and Hirogi looks for an opportunity to squeeze a few extra credits out of the situation.

We also continue our interview with Erik Mona, author, editor, and Publisher of Paizo Inc., creators of the Pathfinder and Starfinder Roleplaying Games. In part two of our interview, we discuss Erik’s time as editor-in-chief of Dragon and Dungeon magazines, Erik’s best prison stories, and the history behind creating the greatest adventure path of all time… The Age of Worms!

Also this week, GM Stephen discusses the term “bleeding encounters” and what does it mean? (It turns out most people didn’t seem to know the meaning of the term … sorry about that.)

Also, make sure to check out the “Big Podcast Launch Giveaway” with over $1000 in prizes, and we announce another weekly winner! And don’t forget to become a supporter of the podcast at our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/rollforcombat where you can help us while unlocking fun exclusive rewards for yourself!

009: Dead Man’s Party

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ATTENTION NEW LISTENERS: We here at Roll For Combat recognize that jumping into an existing podcast can be a daunting task, especially one like this that involves an unfolding story. To help newer listeners out, we’ve prepared a brief synopsis at the start of this Episode that will catch you up to the story so far. Give it a listen, and you’ll be ready to join us, all caught up ready to jump right into the podcast. Enjoy the show!

After wrapping up business with the Downside Kings, the boys enjoy a little rest, relaxation, the fruits of their labors – full membership in the Starfinder Society, leveling, and shopping. Soon after, a new lead emerges from an unexpected source – an undead ambassador to Absalom Station offers the group work as investigators in the mediation between Astral Extractions and the Hardscrabble Collective. Both sides want the Acreon and the Drift Rock, and our team must sort out this mess. All that’s required is a trip to a quarantined ship where everyone died….

We also have a special guest join us on this episode. Erik Mona, author, editor, and currently serving as Publisher of Paizo Inc., creators of the Pathfinder and Starfinder Roleplaying Games, joins us on the show. In part 1 of our interview, we discuss the decision behind the creation of Starfinder, the future of Starfinder, and unleash gaming stories from his past.

Also, make sure to check out the “Big Podcast Launch Giveaway” with over $1000 in prizes, and we announce another weekly winner! And don’t forget to become a supporter of the podcast at our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/rollforcombat where you can help us while unlocking fun exclusive rewards for yourself!