At Paizo Con over the weekend, Paizo Inc. announced two new Pathfinder sourcebooks it will release over the next year:  the Pathfinder RPG Villain Codex in later 2016 and the Pathfinder RPG Encounter Codex, planned for early 2017.

Both books are designed to help game masters create encounters and challenges for their players quickly and easily, by providing them with pre-generated stats and story ideas on a variety of subjects and power levels.

The Pathfinder RPG Villain Codex includes information on a number of adversaries for adventurers to confront, with gangs, demons, outlaws, and cults suitable for use in any campaign.  New rules and playing tips for each organization are also included, so they are ready for use.

The Pathfinder RPG Encounter Codex, meanwhile, will present canned encounters designed for adventurers of every level from 1 to 20 that game masters can modify or drop into their campaign as is.

Paizo also announced plans for a science-fiction version of Pathfinder, Starfinder, at the weekend event (see “Paizo Plans Science Fiction RPG Compatible with ‘Pathfinder’”).