Superstar™ presented by Roll for Combat

Hello Again and Welcome Back!

As many of you already know, the original RPG Superstar™ was Paizo Publishing’s quasi-annual RPG writing competition and first ran from 2007 to 2015. It was one of the most popular, most-entered RPG design contests, and developed an extensive community on the Paizo forums, as well as launching the career of numerous freelancers.

Roll For Combat was lucky enough to have the fantastic opportunity to bring this popular contest back in 2020, resulting in 69 winners, 114 new monsters, and the creation of the Battlezoo Bestiary.

So, of course, once the last contest wrapped up, the next question on everyone’s minds was, “when is the next contest going to start?” We planned to continue the tradition of having the RPG Superstar contest every year, and although we might be cutting it a bit close, we are proud to introduce you to the RPG Superstar 2021 contest! And after what we learned from the prior contest, things are a bit different this time around.

Once again, we are asking you to create new and exciting Pathfinder Second Edition monsters, but this year we have a theme – Strange and Unusual.

What does that mean exactly? That means monsters outside the ordinary, whether they have strange appearances, odd abilities, unusual themes, or something else out of the ordinary, is up to you. And remember, a true Superstar can still express a bizarre ability with elegant mechanics.

In addition, we increased the number of winners up to 137 monsters, with the same prize structure as last time – from a single Grand Prize winner through multiple platinum, gold, silver, and copper winners.

And finally, the most significant change will be the order of the voting. The first round will be public voting, where anyone can judge all submitted monsters. Based on the public voting, the top monsters will be selected, and our RPG professionals will evaluate those entries and rank the entries.

Of course, if you have any questions or wish some feedback on your creation, make sure to head on over the Roll For Combat Discord channel, where the RFC community is always friendly and helpful to newcomers.

Good luck to everyone!

Stephen Glicker
RPG Superstar Host

We are thrilled to bring RPG Superstar back!

2021’s brand new contest features:

Emoji: Clap Over Emoji: 100 winners!
Emoji: Medal Dozens of prizes!
Emoji: Moneybag A total prize package worth over $20,000!
Emoji: Party And lots of other surprises!

Check Out Our Prizes!

Grand Prize medal
1 winner

Grand Prize

$500 in prize money and more!

Platinum Prize medal
6 winners

Platinum Prize

$250 in prize money and more!

Gold Prize medal
18 winners

Gold Prize

$100 in prize money and more!

Silver Prize medal
38 winners

Silver Prize

$50 in prize money and more!

Copper Prize medal
76 winners

Copper Prize

$25 in prize money and more!

Contest Timeline

The contest winners will be determined by judges and the general public!

  1. September 27, 2021
    Monster Submission Start
  2. December 7, 2021
    Monster Submission End
  3. December 8, 2021
    Public Voting Start
  4. January 25, 2022
    Public Voting End
  5. January 31, 2022
    Private Judging Start
  6. March 7, 2022
    Private Judging End
  7. March 15, 2022
    Final Winners Announced