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RPG Superstar 2012

RPG Superstar 2012
Promotional logo for RPG Superstar 2012
(RPG Superstar)
Winner Mike Welham
Module Doom Comes to Dustpawn
Judges Ryan Dancey
Clark Peterson
Sean K Reynolds
Neil Spicer
2011   2013

RPG Superstar 2012 began on December 6, 2012 and ran through April 3, 2012. The judges for the popular contest's fourth year include Sean K Reynolds, 2009 winner Neil Spicer, Open Gaming guru Ryan Dancey, and Necromancer Games publisher Clark Peterson,[1] as well as guest judges Mark Moreland, James Jacobs, Rob Lazzaretti, and three of the top four contestants from RPG Superstar 2011, Sam Zeitlin, Jerall Toi, and Sean McGowan.

See also: RPG Superstar




Mike Welham was declared the winner of RPG Superstar 2012 on April 3, 2012. His adventure, Doom Comes to Dustpawn, was released in May 2013 as part of the Pathfinder Modules line.[2]

The three runners-up had the opportunity to write Pathfinder Society Scenarios during Season 4. Steve Miller's The Refuge of Time was released December 2012, and James Olchack's My Enemy's Enemy and Tom Phillips's The Fabric of Reality were released in February 2013.

Top 4

The Top 4 contestants were announced on March 13, 2012. They each had to craft a Pathfinder adventure module proposal by March 23, 2012.[3]

Steve Miller Tom Phillips
James Olchak Mike Welham

Top 8

The Top 8 contestants were announced on February 21, 2012. Each was tasked with crafting a tiered encounter with a map, in the style of a Pathfinder Society Scenarios, which were given a week for the public to playtest before voting opened.[4]

Adam Donald Sam Polak
Steve Miller Daniel Rust
James Olchak Russell Vaneekhoven
Tom Phillips Mike Welham

Top 16

The Top 16 contestants, chosen by the voting public from the Top 32 archetypes in Round 2, were announced on February 7, 2012. Each progressing entrant submitted a monster concept and statblock.[5]

Will Cooper Sam Polak
Adam Donald James Raine
Bob DrouinDQ David Ross
Andrew Marlowe Daniel Rust
Jacob W. Michaels Chris Shaeffer
Steve Miller Jacob Trier
James Olchak Russell Vaneekhoven
Tom Phillips Mike Welham

Top 32

Of the hundreds of contestants who submitted wondrous items for round 1 of the contest, the judges selected their Top 32 and three alternates. Announced on January 24, 2012, each of the Top 32 submitted a villainous organization for public voting to determine the Top 16.[6]

Chad Bartlett Greg Monk
Alexander Bennett Eric Morton
Jim Callaghan Joshua Murphy
Will Cooper Andrew NewtonALT
Adam Donald Jason Neals
Bob Drouin James Olchak
Garrett GuillotteRQ Tom Phillips
Mark Hart Sam Polak
Dan Jones James Raine
Mikko Kallio David Ross
Jacob Kellogg Daniel Rust
N. Edward Lange Chris Shaeffer
Thomas LeBlanc Ian Studebaker-Grey
David Ludwig Jacob Trier
Andrew Marlowe Russell Vaneekhoven
Jacob Michaels Mike Welham
Steve Miller

The alternates were Andrew Marlowe (promoted after Garrett Guillotte recused himself), Benjamin Medrano, and Alex van der Kleut.

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