RPG Superstar 2012
|RPG Superstar 2012|
|Module||Doom Comes to Dustpawn|
|Judges|| Ryan Dancey|
Sean K Reynolds
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, 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
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.
The Top 4 contestants were announced on March 13, 2012. They each had to craft a Pathfinder adventure module proposal by March 23, 2012.
Steve Miller Tom Phillips James Olchak Mike Welham
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.
Adam Donald Sam Polak Steve Miller Daniel Rust James Olchak Russell Vaneekhoven Tom Phillips Mike Welham
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.
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
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.
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.
- ↑ Paizo Publishing, LLC. (December 5, 2011). Meet the Judges, paizo.com.
- ↑ Paizo Publishing. (April 3, 2012). Mike Welham Named RPG Superstar 2012!, Paizo News.
- ↑ Paizo Publishing. (March 8, 2012). RPG Superstar: Top 4 Announced!, Paizo Blog.
- ↑ Paizo Publishing. (February 21, 2012). Top 8 Advance to Round 4 of RPG Superstar, Paizo News.
- ↑ Paizo Publishing. (February 7, 2012). Top 16 Advance to Round 3 of RPG Superstar, Paizo News.
- ↑ Paizo Publishing. (January 24, 2011). Paizo Announces RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32, Paizo Blog.