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What is a Pathfinder Society Quest?
Pathfinder Society Quests are 2,000-word mini-adventures designed to run in an hour or less. Quests are available on paizo.com, in game stores and at conventions, and in such publications as Kobold Quarterly. They provide a great way for players to try out the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game or Pathfinder Society Organized Play, are an excellent chance for new GMs to get acquainted with running a game, and are perfect time fillers between other adventures at conventions and game days. For example Pathfinder Society Quests, please visit http://paizo.com/pathfinderSociety/products/quests.
Designing a Quest
While Pathfinder Society Quests are similar in many ways to all adventures published by Paizo, they also come with their own design parameters that all open call submissions must abide by. A submission’s failure to meet any of the following requirements will result in the submission’s rejection.
• Pathfinder Society Quests are restricted to 2,000 words or less, including statblocks.
• Quests should be scaled to allow for a range of character levels to play the adventure. Scaling should follow the tier structure established in the Pathfinder Society Organized Play campaign. Available tiers for submissions are: Tier 1–5, Tier 3–7, Tier 5–9, and Tier 7–11. For more information on tiers and subtiers, see the Guide to Pathfinder Society Organized Play.
• Pathfinder Society Quests do not include new or custom cartography, and must utilize a single map taken from the GameMastery Map Pack or GameMastery Flip Mat lines. All submissions must indicate what map is used within the adventure.
• All enemies (monsters and NPCs) must be represented by either a Pathfinder Battles miniature (http://paizo.com/pathfinder/battles) or a Pathfinder Pawn (http://paizo.com/pathfinder/pawns).