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Ironwall Gap Must Hold coverThis year launched the first annual PATHMASTER Adventure Writing Contest™.  Over a hundred budding game designers submitted their pitches to be considered by top Paizo reviewers Endzeitgeist and KTfish7.   Out of these pitches just five adventure concepts were chosen and thus, five brave new souls began their first foray into the RPG writing and publishing world!

2013 PATHMASTER finalists include Michael Allen, Jacob Michaels, Scott Janke, Luis Loza, and Michael Holland.

cutting_silver_UPDATED-smallNow, almost a year later, these five finalists have the pleasure of seeing their adventures released by! The winner will be determined by public voting and reviews, so please support grassroots independent game designers and check out these great new adventures available now on, Drive-Thru RPG, and

You can get $2 off any of these adventures by picking them up in the Adventure-A-Week online store.


About the PATHMASTER Adventure Writing Contest™

By purchasing and voting on the PATHMASTER adventures, you help decide the fate of valiant new game designers!


Your rating helps decide the winner!

The adventure scoring the best “verified owner” ratings/reviews will be declared grand prize winner and the author hired to write a 6 part adventure path published in PDF and PRINT by  In addition, the grand prize winner will also receive a free one year subscription to, a limited edition village of Rybalka print autographed by AaW founders Todd Gamble and Jonathan Nelson, as well as a print copy of “BASIC1: A Learning Time” autographed by author Kevin Mickelson (Mask of Death).

Special Note: Anyone may rate an adventure, but for your rating to count you must purchase and read this adventure first!  Those who have purchased and rated (and/or reviewed) the adventure will receive a special “verified owner” next to their rating guaranteeing that their rating will be counted!

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