Welcome Joe Homes!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hi, I'm Joe Homes, the newest Paizo editor! I joined the editing crew quietly about 9 months ago as a contractor, but I'm really happy to be officially joining the team!

I graduated in 2010 from Western Washington University with a degree in acting and playwriting, and I have been writing, producing, and performing in webseries and YouTube shows ever since. My "let's play" gaming channel, Team Hypercube, just turned 2 years old, and my post-apocalyptic comedy webseries Job Hunters has nearly finished releasing its second season. I also have a personal vlog on YouTube and you can find me on Twitter as @plus2joe.

I'm a lifetime PC, console, and board gamer who discovered Pathfinder about 3 years ago. My style as both player and GM is pretty casual; my house rules would likely give the design team heart attacks. My gaming philosophy is that fun should come first, and if the rules get in the way of that, then it's time to bend them.

But the rules need to work on their own before they can be bent! As a longtime reader of the SRD, I know the frustration of encountering contradictory or ambiguous language and thinking "Well, that doesn't make sense." My favorite part of this job, therefore, has been encountering those issues before they get published, then bugging the designers and developers about them directly. Editors are the last people to see a product before it heads out to you, so we're the final line of defense against mistakes and inconsistencies.

I'll be trying every day to be on the reader's side, get rid of issues that make you say "huh?", and make the Pathfinder experience as smooth and awesome as possible. If I do my job well, you'll never notice!

Thanks, everyone! I can't wait for you to see the cool stuff we're working on!

Joe Homes
Editor

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Welcome to the official team, Joe!

Project Manager

We're glad to have you around, Joe. :D

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Welcome to Paizo, Joe. Maybe you have in the past 9 months, or will at some point in the future be subjected some something of mine to edit. ;)

Scarab Sages

Welcome Joe!

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Thanks for the welcoming words! It's great to be here!

Scarab Sages

Paizo Superscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Welcome aboard lakes.

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Paizo Employee Developer

Yay, Joe!


Welcome, Joe!

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Welcome Joe!!


Three cheers for Joe!


Welcome, Joe! Don't sign anything in blood (especially if Cosmo is involved), and don't worry about the raptors in the warehouse; they're just like big, reptilian puppy dogs!

Paizo Employee Developer

They mostly come at night, mostly.

Scarab Sages

Benvenuto Joe!!!


Welcome.
"My gaming philosophy is that fun should come first, and if the rules get in the way of that, then it's time to bend them."
Love it.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Modules, Tales Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

Welcome, Joe. Here's hoping you'll have a long and fruitful time at Paizo (and doesn't pass away in a freak accident involving human resources and/or dogslicers).


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Legends Subscriber; Pathfinder Modules, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber

Congratulations Joe, welcome aboard! You've got some big goals, that's great to see!

*quietly notes that the J & M name hiring regime is still firmly in place... and also notes that Majuba starts with M...*

Dark Archive

Welcome!


Welcome, Joe! Looking forward to working with/parallel to you! (#ContractorLove)

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Welcome, Joe. Please remember to keep your workplace raptorproof and make sure your health insurance covers sudden fits of insanity.

Shadow Lodge

Congratulations =)

Grand Lodge

Glad that you were able to join Paizo fully, Joe! Thanks for all the work you've done and the care you'll put into current and future products.


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Joe Homes wrote:
My favorite part of this job, therefore, has been encountering those issues before they get published, then bugging the designers and developers about them directly.

You have just become one of my favorite people.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Nice job (you can take that literally) and welcome, Joe!

Grand Lodge RPG Superstar 2014 Top 4, RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

Congrats, Joe! :)


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