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RPG Superstar 2010

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RPG Superstar 2010
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RPG Superstar 2010 started December 4, 2009, and ran through March 2010. Judges for the 2010 season included Clark Peterson, Sean K Reynolds, and F. Wesley Schneider, with such guest judges Jason Bulmahn, Rob Lazzaretti, and Greg A. Vaughan.1 Paizo declared Matt Goodall the winning designer on March 23, 2010, and his adventure proposal Cult of the Ebon Destroyers was released in February 2011.

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Matt Goodall was declared the winner of the 2010 RPG Superstar competition at 2:00pm PST on March 23, 2010. His adventure, Cult of the Ebon Destroyers, was published in January 2011 as part of the Pathfinder Modules line.

Top 4

The Top 4 contestants were announced on March 2, 2010.

Jim Groves Alexander MacLeod Matthew McGee

Top 8

After a disqualification during round 3 voting, 8 contestants moved on to the semifinal round. The Top 8 contestants were announced on February 16, 2010. Each contestant was further challenged to detail a location on Golarion including a map and encounter details, including at least one monster from the previous round.2

Jesse Benner Richard Hunt
Benjamin Bruck Matthew Morris

Top 16

The Top 16 contestants, chosen by the voting public from the Top 32 monster concept entries, were announced on February 2, 2010. Each progressing entrant submitted a monster statblock of one of the other Top 16's monster concepts from the previous round.3

Dennis Baker Chris Mortika
Lief ClennonD Tom Phillips
Joshua Kitchens David Posener
James Martin Jason Schimmel

Top 32

Of the hundreds of contestants who submitted wondrous items for round 1 of the contest, the following contestants were selected as the Top 32 entrants. Announced on January 19, 2010, each of these contestants submitted a monster concept for public voting to determine the Top 16.4

Kevin Akemann Erik Randall
Jared Goodwin Stephen Sheahan
R.C. Higgins Alex Shideler
Eric Hindley Jeff Spencer
Brian Hoffman Andrew Sun
Sean McGowan Nick Waln
Tobias Mullen Joe Wells
Nicolas Quimby Seth White


  1. Paizo Publishing. (December 1, 2009). Meet the Judges, RPG Superstar.
  2. Paizo Publishing. (February 16, 2010). Announcing your RPG Superstar 2010 Semifinalists!, Paizo Blog.
  3. Paizo Publishing. (February 2, 2010). 16 Finalists Advance to RPG Superstar Round 3, Paizo News.
  4. Paizo Publishing. (January 19, 2010). Paizo Announces RPG Superstar 2010 Top 32, Paizo News.

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