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Rise of the Rulelords

Rise of the Rulelords

By Pete Zupan
Rise of the Rulelords is a Pathfinder Second Edition educational podcast. Join your Adjective 1 and Adjective 2 Rulelord, Pete, as I try to educate new players and GM's on the rules of #Pathfinder2E in a fun and casual way.

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Unchained 11 - Legendary vs Playtest Kineticist ft Vanessa Hoskins
Vanessa Hoskins, author of the 2e compatible Legendary Kineticist, talks with me about her take on the 1e class conversion, and gives her thoughts on the new Paizo playtest Kineticist class >
August 16, 2022
Unchained 10 - D&D 5e to Pathfinder 2e conversions ft James Beck
James Beck, member of Deadly D8 and co-founder of the Edritch Osiris co-op, talks with me about 5e game design, how to make it 2e compatible, and gives tips on creating your own classes and ancetries. >
August 03, 2022
Unchained 9 - BattleZoo Strange and Unusual, Year of Monsters, and Eldamon ft. Mark Seifter
I talk with with Roll for Combat Director of Game Design Mark Seifter about the Battlezoo Bestiary: Strange and Unusual, Year of Monsters, and Eldamon Kickstarter! This exciting project is set to give GMs and players 150 new award winning monsters, 12 monstrous ancestries, and 160+ elemental avatar creatures! Join the mailing list for the Kickstarter at The Kickstarter goes live July 26th! Make sure to join Mark for his AMA on r/Pathfinder2e the same day from 9a-5p Pacific! >
July 19, 2022
Session 5 - The Bad Conditions
We cover all the "bad" conditions that players will want to avoid or impose on enemy creatures. CN: Gunshot sounds >
June 08, 2022
Session ? - My GM Inspirations (& Beginner Box Day)
I am exhausted from Beginner Box Day but it was great! In the spirit of so many awesome GMs running for new players, I reminisce about some of the GMs that have inspired me and lessons I learned from them. >
April 26, 2022
Unchained 8 - Differences between D&D and Pathfinder ft. Secret Nerd Podcast
I talk with Navaar Jackson of Secret Nerd Podcast about the differences between Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition and Pathfinder 2nd Edition. We go over everything from character creation, setting, mechanics, and more! The episode is 99% system neutral, as we try to compare and contrast each system for what it is and let the results speak for themselves. >
April 11, 2022
Session _ - A Zen Reading of the Game Master Screen
I read the game master screen for Pathfinder 2E. That's it. That's the episode.* >
April 01, 2022
Unchained 7 - The Botanical Bestiary ft. Matt Cavanaugh (Orfane)
Matt discusses his unhealthy obsession with Leshy's and his decision to turn it into a book >
March 29, 2022
Session 4 - The Good Conditions
We cover all the "good" conditions that players might want to have or aren't that bad to get. >
March 15, 2022
Unchained 6 - Table Turmoil ft. Eli Herman of Deadly D8
Eli of Deadly D8 discusses resolving player vs player conflict, ways we can avoid causing table turmoil, and keeping the game fun for everyone! >
February 28, 2022
Session 3 - Basic Actions
We cover all the basic actions every player (and monster) can use regardless of class or skill level. >
February 01, 2022
Rise of the Rulelords Trailer
Rise of the Rulelords is a Pathfinder Second Edition educational podcast. Join your Adjective 1 and Adjective 2 Rulelord, Pete, as I try to educate new players and GM's on the rules of #Pathfinder2E in a fun and casual way. >
January 27, 2022
#UnionizePaizo with Jason Tondro, Senior Developer for the Pathfinder and Starfinder RPGs
Find out more about the effort to #UnionizePaizo at the United Paizo Workers website Follow United Paizo Workers on Twitter @PaizoWorkers Follow Jason Tondro on Twitter @doctorcomics Purchase merch in support of the union
October 18, 2021
Unchained 5 - Naltulth: Candulhurst ft Sean Fallon of Smunchy Games
Naltulth: Candulhurst is a third-party Pathfinder 2e TTRPG setting live on Kickstarter! The frigid northlands of Naltulth are icy cold and covered in mountainous regions, wastelands, tundra, and snow as far as the eye can see. It has some of the harshest winters, some of the shortest summers, and is by far one of the most dangerous places to adventure in. >
October 12, 2021
Unchained 4: Using Lore in Your Games ft Gloria of New Thassilon (Victoria Sullivan)
Gloria of New Thassilon (Victoria Sullivan) goes over the lore of Golarion and how to create your own unique setting >
October 05, 2021
I am joining the call for #PaizoAccountability. A number of allegations were brought up against Paizo and upper management. I would like to see better conditions and protections for workers, an independent investigation of the allegations, and management being held accountable for any misdeeds. I do this not to "cancel" Paizo but because I want to go back to loving the company that creates one of my favorite products. Sources: Compendium of allegations against Paizo Management Add your voice
September 23, 2021
Unchained 3: BattleZoo Bestiary interview with Mark Seifter and Stephen Glicker
Roll For Combat, a licensed Paizo partner, is excited to launch a Kickstarter on August 31, 2021, for the RPG Superstar Battlezoo Bestiary, Adventure, and Dragon Ancestry books. >
August 30, 2021
Session 2 - The Quick and Dirty Guide to GMing
Ready to learn how to be a gamemaster for Pathfinder 2e? We go over GM basics, and cover C.H.E.E.R.S. - Challenges, Hazards, Environment, Encounters, Rewards, Story. >
August 24, 2021
Unchained 2: GM Soft Skills with Quinn Murphy, Aubrey Knotts, and Vanessa Hoskins
On this episode we talk with experienced GM's and gain bonuses to wisdom and intelligence from their advice on being an effective game master! >
August 03, 2021
Unchained 1: Dave of How It's Played
We talk with Dave of the YouTube channel How It's Played! Incidentally, the channel just reached over 10K subscribers! >
July 20, 2021
Session 1 - The Quick and Dirty Guide to Playing Pathfinder
Need to learn how to play Pathfinder in under an hour? This episode of Rise of the Rulelords covers character creation and almost all the rules of Chapter 9: Playing the Game! >
July 05, 2021
Session 0 - Intro to Pathfinder 2E + Resources
Is Pathfinder 2E the right game for you? In this session, we go over the history of 2E's development, the top 5 reasons to play, and resources to learn more! >
June 21, 2021
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June 13, 2021