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RPG Superstar 2011

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RPG Superstar 2011
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RPG Superstar 2011 began on December 3, 2010, and ran through March 22, 2011. The judges for the popular contest's fourth year included Sean K Reynolds, RPG Superstar 2009 winner Neil Spicer, Open Gaming guru Ryan Dancey, and Mark Moreland.1

On March 22, 2011, Paizo announced that Sam Zeitlin was the winner of the contest, and that his proposed adventure, The Midnight Mirror would be published as a Pathfinder Module and released in 2012. In addition to Zeitlin's adventure proposal published as part of the Pathfinder Modules line, the remaining three Top 4 contestants were each given the opportunity to write a Pathfinder Society scenario during Season 3; two of the three runners-up took advantage of this opportunity.

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Sam Zeitlin was declared the winner of the 2011 RPG Superstar competition at 2:00pm PST on March 22, 2011. His adventure, The Midnight Mirror will be published in 2012 as part of the Pathfinder Modules line.

Top 4

The Top 4 contestants were announced on March 1, 2011. The three runners-up were each given the opportunity to write Pathfinder Society scenarios over the course of Season 3.

Cody Coffelt Sean McGowan Jerall Toi

Top 8

The Top 8 contestants were announced on February 22, 2011. Each contestant was further challenged to detail a location on Golarion including a map and encounter details, including at least one villain from the previous round.2

John Bennett Ethan Day-Jones
Trevor Merback Artus Nemati

Top 16

The Top 16 contestants, chosen by the voting public from the Top 32 archetypes in Round 2, were announced on February 1, 2011. Each progressing entrant submitted a villain concept of employing an archetype (either published or from one of the Top 32's entries from the previous round.3

Nick Bolhuis Eric Hindley
Scott Fernandez Ryan Marsh
Joel Flank Marie Small
Erik Freund David Vigil

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 18, 2011, each of these contestants submitted an archetype for public voting to determine the Top 16.4

K. Patrick Barleyn James Martin
Charles Dunwoody Levi Miles
Isaac Duplechain Victor Miller
Sue Flaherty James Olchak
Sean Huguenard Tom Phillips
Jerry Keyes John Spalding
Joseph LaMothe Joshua Stevens
Danny Lundy Trevor Watson


  1. Paizo Publishing, LLC. (November 15, 2010). Meet the Judges,
  2. Hyrum Savage. (February 22, 2011). RPG Superstar 2011 Top 8, Paizo Blog.
  3. Paizo Publishing. (February 1, 2011). The Top 16, Paizo Blog.
  4. Paizo Publishing. (January 18, 2011). The Top 32, Paizo Blog.

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