New Paizo Faces, Part 2

Thursday, May 17, 2018

In our last blog about some of the new faces here at Paizo, you got to learn some more about the newest developers. However, there are a couple of folks that have been here longer, working in other capacities, who haven't been formally introduced in their new roles as developers.

Jason Keeley, Developer

I'm not exactly new to Paizo; I was hired an editor about three years ago. They even let me introduce myself back then. I'm not even that new to development. After all, I got hijacked into helping the Starfinder RPG along around the end of 2016. And I think I developed a couple of Pathfinder RPG Player Companions around that time too. I didn't get the official title of developer until the middle of last year, however. So, of all the new faces being introduced in this blog, I'm definitely the oldest.

But that doesn't mean I don't have something exciting to say! With Rob McCreary becoming the Starfinder creative director, I tricked everyone into letting me develop the next few volumes of the Starfinder adventure path! They then told me the AP is going monthly, so I guess the joke is on me.

There is so much happening right now. Dead Suns is coming to an explosive finale that is sure to thrill players. We're starting to see the adventures for Against the Aeon Throne, and I'm already rooting hard for the rebels of Madelon's Landing, because the Azlanti Star Empire is a bunch of jerks. I'm also putting the finishing touches on the outline for the adventure path after that, which I can't wait to tell you about!

It's going to be an exciting year. IN SPACE!

Joe Pasini, Developer

Hi! I'm Joe, and I totally belong here.

I snuck in to Paizo in late 2016, so I'm quite excited for the opportunity to say hello!

Here's an abridged timeline of what I've gotten away with thus far.

September 2016: I joined Paizo as a temporary editor, just as Starfinder hit the editorial fan, and I fell in love with the game right away.

March 2017: I became an official Paizo employee, and the Golem whispered its great secrets into my ear as it instilled me with a small fraction of its power. There was tea and biscuits afterward.

June 2017: After eight months of putting up with me—and during a period of great change—the powers that be drew straws, and the development team won (or lost): I became a developer! I worked on a couple Player Companions and then became the back-matter developer for the first half of the War for the Crown Adventure Path.

December 2017: I joined the Starfinder dev team! Now it's aliens and lasers, all day, erryday, and I love it.

Before getting to work with the incredible folks here at Paizo, my biggest accomplishment was thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, which I can talk about for far too long if you let me. I also play a ton of board games, love etymology, and (with Jason Keeley) will be bringing you Paizo Con Puzzle Hunts as long as they let us.

I'm partially engaged on Twitter (@joeadultman), where I am open to suggestions—especially how those of us in the industry can make our games more accessible, inclusive, and fun!

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Welcome, newbies!

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Ha, I wrote this intro a while back. You all already know that the Starfinder Adventure Path after Against the Aeon Throne is Signal of Screams!

We'll be announcing the AP after THAT at PaizoCon during the Starfinder Adventure Path seminar. Chris Sims is in charge of that one and its a real hot ticket!

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Who even are these two new jokers? (or perhaps riddlers) I do know I playtested a puzzlehunt for this year's Paizocon, but until this blog, I was kind of thinking it just sort of arose spontaneously from the puzzle-haunted fever dreams of the fandom.

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Did we set the comments in this thread to staff only? :)

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Adam Daigle wrote:
Did we set the comments in this thread to staff only? :)

*pokes thread with a stick*

Nope. (Unless there’s something y’all aren’t telling me)

Hai Jason and Joe! *waves*

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Sorry, I was busy.

HUZZAH!


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Hiiiiiiii! Waves.


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Or else they've made Rysky, TOZ, and me staff. Uh oh!

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When I took over the back matter of APs from Joe, he said he was new to it--but now I see just how new!

(And I now see why one of the first conversations we had was about how long the Appalachian Trail would be when mapped onto the Inner Sea Region map. At the time, it seemed an interesting yet puzzling non sequitur. The subject is close to Joe's heart!)

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Love the AT... :)

And (belated?) congrats to Jason and Joe.

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Welcome!!!

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Yay for more introductions :)


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Congratulations to the old names with new job titles! :)


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Welcome!

We have such sights to show you...


Jason Keeley wrote:
We'll be announcing the AP after THAT at PaizoCon during the Starfinder Adventure Path seminar. Chris Sims is in charge of that one and its a real hot ticket!

A new AP you say? (crosses fingers and begins praying for an adventure path focusing on stopping Arazni, Geb, and their undead nation from conquering Garund).

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CrystalSeas wrote:
Or else they've made Rysky, TOZ, and me staff. Uh oh!

So, if we post here, we’re staff? Oh man, you guys are going to owe me so much backpay!

Welcome ‘Newcomers!’ So glad to meet both of you!

Hmm


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Congratulations and welcome to both of you, Jason and Joe!

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Welcome, greenhorns! ;)

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So, not able to make it to PaizoCon this year. Loved the puzzle hunt last year. Any way I can get my hands on it after Paizo Con finishes? Can’t wait to go to Paizo Con next year.

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Berselius wrote:
Jason Keeley wrote:
We'll be announcing the AP after THAT at PaizoCon during the Starfinder Adventure Path seminar. Chris Sims is in charge of that one and its a real hot ticket!
A new AP you say? (crosses fingers and begins praying for an adventure path focusing on stopping Arazni, Geb, and their undead nation from conquering Garund).

This seems like an unlikely subject for the Starfinder AP that Jason was talking about ;-)

Although the last Pf1e AP will be announced at the show.


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Congrats on the new roles, and for being receptive to the Whispering Golem!

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Welcome! (ish, since both of you've been around for a little bit.)

And I'd love to hear about the AT thru-hike, though this is probably not the right place.

Scarab Sages

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Welcome camera-shy dudes.

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Proud to get to work with these talented developers!

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Thanks for the warm welcome! Something else I am always eager to talk about (in addition to The Trail): your Starfinder characters and their adventures!

Trastone wrote:
Loved the puzzle hunt last year. Any way I can get my hands on it after Paizo Con finishes?

We were able to sneak last year's puzzle hunt onto the blog; hopefully we'll be able to do that again!

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More people! But without pictures, are we really sure they arent also Flumphs?

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You expected them to not be?


Enlight_Bystand wrote:
Although the last Pf1e AP will be announced at the show.

That's what I was referring too.


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Welcome, not-so-newcomers!

Though I already know Joe— he developed my first Paizo work, and was super supportive and helpful. Starfinder folks're lucky to have him!

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Andrew Mullen wrote:

Welcome, not-so-newcomers!

Though I already know Joe— he developed my first Paizo work, and was super supportive and helpful. Starfinder folks're lucky to have him!

That's Joe! (Shock for those who didn't know my first post was a joke, I do know these two guys; I realized that might not be clear due to internet. They are both great!)

The first time I knew for sure Joe had the developer bug was when he was editing an adventure (a temporary editor at the time), noticed some really deep interactions with a subsystem from Ultimate Intrigue, tracked me down (I wrote the subsystem), analyzed the effects, and after my explanation worked up a solid development solution and added it to the adventure. Both Joe and Keeley are double threats that way, with the powers of an editor and a developer combined...and may the Pact Worlds tremble at their combined power!

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New Paizo faces

with no pics ;-)

Good for you, J&J. Excellent for us

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