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Please Support Paizo by Voting for the ENnies Today!

Every year, the ENnie Awards recognize the greatest achievements in tabletop gaming, and this year we're up for several important awards. A talented crew of judges chooses the nominations in each category, but the final awards are granted based on a popular vote. Please help Paizo's hard-working staff take home some awards this year by following the link at the bottom of his message and showing your support!

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Welcome Mark Seifter!

Hi, I'm Mark Seifter, the newest Pathfinder RPG Designer. Nice to meet you! You might know me better as Rogue Eidolon on the boards. Clearly a "Promoted Fanboy", I have plenty of experience in the field as a 5 Star PFS GM and have authored several popular products as a 3pp designer. Until now, I served with my girlfriend Linda as co-Venture Lieutenant of Boston (Boston Lodge represent!).

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Victory For Paizo! Victory For The Kids!

The Gauntlet was awarded on Sunday, and with your help, Paizo brought home this mighty trophy! Sponsored by Card Kingdom, the Gauntlet tournament featured competitors from a wide array of local game companies and groups. Funds raised by all of the teams went to support Child's Play, a charity that donates games and toys to sick kids in hospitals around the world. On top of furthering such a great cause, donations also earned each team a number of "Power Ups" to use during the event, granting an edge against the opposition.

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The Gauntlet Will Be Ours!

This Sunday, four members of the Paizo staff will do glorious battle with teams from other game companies for the right to claim The Gauntlet! Over the past week, we've been collecting donations to help our team improve its chances. These donations go directly to Child's Play, a charity that helps sick kids in hospitals around the world by supplying them with toys and games! So far we've raised over $3,000 for the Paizo team, which has earned us 8 "Power Ups" to use during the event. Reaching these goals has also unlocked some rewards for you!

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The Fight for the Gauntlet Rages On!

I can truly say that the team was astounded when you helped us raise over $2000 in a single day for The Gauntlet charity tournament event coming up on May 18th. With that, we have earned a number of "power ups" that are going to help us in the tournament to claim The Gauntlet. Alas, the fight is not over yet!

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Help Paizo Take the Gauntlet

We here at Paizo take gaming seriously, and when we heard about an opportunity to play games for charity, we just could not resist. On May 18th, a four-member team of elite goblin commandos will descend upon Card Kingdom in Seattle to do battle with other teams for the right to claim The Gauntlet, a truly epic trophy made from an actual gauntlet. With foes like Bungie, GeekGirlCon, the Lady Planeswalkers, Wizards of the Coast, and Penny Arcade, we are going to be facing off against some serious opponents. That is where you come in. You can help us achieve victory for the goblin horde!

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Warmest Wishes and Fondest Farewells to Sean K Reynolds

Today marks Sean K Reynolds's last day as a member of Paizo's design team, as he leaves us for new adventures in the East. Sean's been an invaluable member of the Paizo crew since 2008, lending his experience, insights, innovations, and insanity to hundreds of products, as well as being a key contributor to the Pathfinder RPG's most major successes. While we'll all certainly be seeing plenty more of Sean on the message boards and in future Paizo products, for those of us used to seeing him everyday today's exciting but also a little sad. So, we wanted to take this opportunity to share some of our favorite Sean memories and wish him all the best in what comes next.

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News about Gen Con 2014 and Official Call for Gen Con 2014 Volunteers

For Gen Con 2013, I advised last year that we planned to make it the biggest and best Gen Con yet. And it certainly was. We scheduled 1,400 tables of Pathfinder Society over the four days. We showed the world our GM 101 and GM 201 workshops, Kid's Beginner & Advanced Tracks, and Beginner Box Introductions, Parts 1 and 2. Gen Con was definitely a success and Paizo's biggest showing in history. But we can make it bigger and better!

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Official Call for PaizoCon 2014 Volunteers

For PaizoCon 2014, we plan to make this bigger than last year! I am scheduling 210 tables of Pathfinder Society over three days. We will be offering all season five scenarios multiple times, including the debut of the final four scenarios for season five. We will also be debuting a playtest of one of the Season 6 Gen Con Specials on Friday night. This is similar to the multi-table special that will be run as one of the Gen Con specials, but like last year, there will be changes made to polish the adventure for its final publication. Finally, we be offering the GM 101 and GM 201 sessions again. It should be an awesome time.

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So You Want to Work at a Game Company?

So You Want to Work at a Game Company? Thursday, January 9, 2014 Think you have what it takes to work for the company that publishes the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game? Roll for initiative as Paizo is hiring for several open positions! Now going into its 12th year, Paizo is growing again and we have openings in several departments. We're looking to find the best and brightest to join a superstar staff. ... Four positions are currently open and accepting resumes and you can view each job listing...
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Meet Our New Editorial Interns!

The editorial team is excited to announce our two new interns, Austin Bridges and Kate Sprague.

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Gen Con Special: Let Me Tell You About Our Characters

This week marks my 19th consecutive annual appearance at Gen Con, and my 15th as a professional in the gaming field. As a fan, Gen Con is literally what they say on the tin: The Best Four Days of Gaming. For professionals, it's a chance to reconnect with old friends and colleagues, and a great way to recharge the batteries. It's an open secret that work in the RPG field can be tedious and frustrating at times. Meeting all the great players and fans is an excellent way to remind yourself why all of the late hours and crushing deadlines are worth it. Hearing from you about how much Pathfinder means to you and your friends literally keeps us going, and even though we work harder this week than any other in the whole year, we always come back reinvigorated and ready to take on the next challenge.

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MisCon 2013

Over Memorial Day Weekend, Adam Daigle, John Compton, and I went to MisCon 27, in Missoula, Montana. Without a doubt, it's one of the finest and most fun regional conventions I've been to. There were around 1,200 attendees, but you wouldn't know it—the way the con organizers use the space makes it feel pretty intimate.

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Ratfolk and Catfolk and Race Boons Oh My

Of all the feedback I receive about Pathfinder Society Organized Play, whether it be in person when I am visiting different regions, through emails, or on the messageboards, what I hear most is that non-convention-goers have little to no chance to obtain some of the convention-only boons that are offered at regional shows. The most popular of these boons are the racial boons, which open up the player's options to choose a unique race. I have thought long and hard on how we can even out things for those players who are not able to attend a convention for whatever reason.

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Welcome Our New Intern, Jay!

Greetings one and all! My name is Jay Loomis, and I'm one of the new editorial interns here at Paizo HQ. I share a desk with Cassidy, whom you have already met (though I haven't, due to a temporal displacement in our schedules).

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We Survived!

The last six weeks have been quite a slog for the development and editorial pits here at Paizo. We worked day and night, and most weekends, getting over two dozen products scheduled for Gen Con ready to go. To celebrate, many of us are going to kick back and actually take a whole weekend to unwind—maybe soak up the Seattle sun while it's out (yeah, we get sun sometimes!), go catch Iron Man 3, or even just sleep in while we can.

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Welcome Aslan, Intern Champion!

Greetings! I am Aslan. Cassidy (Mom) told me she introduced herself to all of you, but I was far more popular than she could ever hope to be. Considering she's one of my subjects, I think this is only fitting.

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New Intern Alert!

I'm Cassidy Werner, one of the new interns at Paizo. I'd like to say that I, along with my counterpart Jay, am one of the new rulers of Internistan. Unfortunately, our office has been relocated away from the warehouse and we have yet to find the Internistan flag.

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Introducing Justin Riddler

I'm originally from St. Charles, MO and went to the University of Missouri—St. Louis where I got my Bachelors in Psychology and Theatre, and my Masters in Education with a focus on Andragogy. I have had many jobs in my 25 years of life, from opera singer to security guard, and now I am the newest customer service representative at Paizo, having left my previous job as a receptionist at Microsoft.

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Who is John Compton?

The whole Pathfinder Society community has been buzzing about the new addition to the Pathfinder Society team here at the Paizo offices. But who is John Compton, our newest developer? We'll let him tell you...

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Please Welcome Our New Pathfinder Society Developer!

Today is an exciting day for Pathfinder Society Organized Play. Pathfinder Society has been given a new developer who will be dedicated solely to helping me strengthen and grow organized play. John Compton comes to Paizo from Atlanta, GA. This is not the first time I have worked with John. When I was the acting Venture-Captain in Atlanta, John was one of my store liaisons. The store where he helped coordinate, along with current Georgia co-Venture-Captains Kyle and Nani Pratt, has been the fastest-growing store and currently has the largest regular player base in Georgia.

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Welcome Ryan Macklin!

There's a new soldier here in the Paizo editorial trenches. Help me welcome game designer and editor Ryan Macklin to the Paizo crew. For the past several months Ryan has been working to make our products even more awesome as a contractor. We've been so impressed by his skill, his twisted imagination, and his pleasant smelling pipe that we've pulled out a chair to make him a full-fleged member of the Paizo team.

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Paizo Tours the USS Nimitz

A few weeks ago I gave Pathfinder fan and friend of many of us here at Paizo, Paris Crenshaw, a tour of our office. Last Saturday, Commander Crenshaw returned the favor by giving a bunch of Paizonians a tour of his workplace, the USS Nimitz!

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From the Publisher: Changes Are Coming!

From the Publisher: Changes Are Coming! Friday, November 2, 2012 As we move into the last two months of 2012, the editorial staff is hard at work on the playtest for next year’s Mythic Adventures, the warehouse staff is eagerly awaiting the arrival of our big winter hardcover, the NPC Codex, and the web team is cranking away at the exciting new Paizo Game Space virtual tabletop. Everyone has smiles on their face as they complete major tasks for 2012 and as they begin to think about what’s...
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Lisa Stevens Gamerati Interview

Lisa Stevens Gamerati Interview Thursday, June 21, 2012A few weeks back Paizo CEO Lisa Stevens joined a hangout on Gamerati+ where Gen Con owner Peter Adkison and numerous other participants asked her a variety of questions about Paizo, Pathfinder Online, her gaming history, and whatever else came to mind. Check out what was asked and what insider info she had to share! ... You can check out the rest of the video interview at the Paizo Publishing channel on YouTube. Thanks to Ed Healy for...
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Meet the Intern: Savannah

Meet the Intern: Savannah Thursday, June 14, 2012Hello all! ... I'm Savannah Broadway, the newest resident of Internistan, which was established by my fellow intern, Jerome. For those of you that were wondering, he's still alive and well as far as I know—our schedules don't often overlap, lest we be forced to knife-fight to the death over the computer. I don't know if you all remember the pictures of the desks of previous interns, but our realm has relocated to the warehouse. On the...
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Fuel for the Machine!

Fuel for the Machine! Monday, May 21, 2012A gigantic, pepperoni-, tomato-, and beer-scented thank you from all of us here at Paizo to Venture-Captain Jason Roeder (kikai13 on the boards) and the entire Missouri Pathfinder Lodge for the surprise stack of more than a dozen pizzas that showed up for lunch today. It's been a hectic series of weeks here at the office, with teams getting our year's major hardcover release—Ultimate Equipment—out the door, starting up a Kickstarter for...
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Kicking Off Pathfinder Online

Kicking Off Pathfinder Online Wednesday, May 9, 2012You've probably heard that Paizo is working with Goblinworks to produce Pathfinder Online, a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game. Goblinworks has been giving you snippets of our plans in the biweekly blog posts on goblinworks.com, and we've been getting your feedback on the Pathfinder Online messageboards here on paizo.com. Well, we're now ready to kick off the next phase of Pathfinder Online. ... Today we announced a Kickstarter...
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Daigle Comes Calling

Daigle Comes Calling Monday, March 19, 2012You may have already heard that longstanding Paizo freelancer, messageboard crusader, flumph preservationist, and all around great guy Adam Daigle has officially signed on as Paizo’s newest developer. Well, this week he showed up at the office, terrified and disheveled after several straight days of driving all his belongings up from Texas in a truck he’s absolutely not qualified to drive. ... In order to show him what swell folks we are, a couple of...
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Welcome to the Screaming Jungle

Welcome to the Screaming Jungle Tuesday, January 31, 2012Behold, the beaming excitement of the new interns! (Shhhh... Don’t tell them that enthusiasm is about to wither away as they enter the Editorial Pit of Despair known as crosschecking every feat, spell, trait, and magic item in the Advanced Race Guide.) Everybody, please give a warm welcome Alexandra and Jerome! ... Christopher Carey ... Editor ... Hi, I’m Alexandra and I’m a new Paizo intern here in the Editorial Department. I’m not...
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Encounters with Flying Cats

Encounters with Flying Cats Tuesday, August 30, 2011 ... Fresh meat! We have to keep the cave raptors downstairs fed!Hi there! My name is Meredith Kniest, and I'm the latest edition of the Paizo Intern. I've been asked to explain a bit about myself and my experience at Paizo so far, which frankly is an awesome relief from staring at Excel spreadsheets. Oh, the joys of interning. ... I'm currently a senior at the University of Washington studying English and French. After having scoured...
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PaizoCon Is Here!

... Illustration by Tyler Walpole. Widescreen version here. ... PaizoCon Is Here! Friday, June 10, 2011PaizoCon 2011 starts today! The massive event schedule lists all of the awesome activities attendees can expect to take part in, but here are some of the real gems that I'm looking forward to. ... At the show guests and Paizo staff will have the opportunity to wine and dine together during Saturday's banquet. One of the reasons I'm excited about the banquet is the opportunity to meet and...
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Relief!

Relief! Thursday, May 19, 2011We’re all still reeling from the big push to get our Gen Con releases out the door, but you know what never gets old? Signing books. ... You may remember that a while back we put up a bunch of autographed books (including the gold-foil Special Edition copies seen here) as an auction to try to raise money for tsunami relief efforts in Japan. Well, it turns out that the Paizo community members found it in their hearts to give most generously, and now we’re holding...
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Volunteer or Run an Event at PaizoCon 2011!

... Volunteer or Run an Event at PaizoCon 2011! Wednesday, April 13, 2011Are you attending PaizoCon 2011? (If not, tickets are still available!) If yes, have you thought about volunteering to run an event at the show? What makes PaizoCon so great isn't just the interaction with the Paizo staff or the ability to play in a staff-run game, it's also the ability to sit and game with your fellow Paizo community members as well as run a game for those community members! We're not beholden to a...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Combat (OGL)

Special Charity Event Ends Today!

Special Charity Event Ends Today! Thursday, April 7, 2011 ... Illustration by Wayne Reynolds I'd like to take a moment to remind folks about the Japan Quake and Tsunami Relief Auction we started last week. For those of you that don't remember, last Thursday we announced that Paizo would be auctioning off the Wayne Reynolds original painting of Nakayama Hayato, the iconic samurai found in Ultimate Combat, our 256-page hardcover release for Gen Con 2011 and three copies each of a special...
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Paizo Annouces Japan Relief Auction

Paizo Annouces Japan Relief Auction Thursday March 31, 2011Yesterday we published on the blog the official Meet the Iconics for Nakayama Hayato, the iconic samurai from the city of Oda in distant Minkai. The son of the chief falconer and his wife, Hayato—whose name means falcon—quickly proved just as proficient with the dangerous birds as his father, emulating their proud and fierce natures. In time, Hayato grew to become a powerful warrior, rising to the position of head samurai...
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Meet the Iconics: Hayato

Meet the Iconics: Hayato Wednesday, March 30th, 2011Honor is strength. It is a maxim that Nakayama Hayato has known since birth, and one whose barbs he still feels deep in his flesh. Yet Hayato also knows a deeper truth: that just as a sword must bend to avoid breaking, so too must honor. And the more rigid the steel, the easier it shatters. ... Illustration by Wayne Reynolds Hayato was born a retainer on the estate of Lord Nakayama Hitoshi, just a few days' ride from the great city of Oda in...
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Pathfinder Tales: Prince of Wolves

Bark at the Moon!

... Illustration by Dan Scott. Wallpaper design by Crystal Frasier. Widescreen version here. ... Bark at the Moon! Friday, March 4, 2011Last week we showcased the cover art from Howard Andrew Jones' Pathfinder Tales novel Plague of Shadows. This week we go back to the beginning and give you a wallpaper based on Prince of Wolves by Dave Gross, the novel that launched the entire line. If you haven't read it yet you really should. It's got fighting, murder, mystery, true love, werewolves,...
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Tags: Crystal Frasier Dan Scott Dave Gross Elves Howard Andrew Jones Monsters Paizo Pathfinder Tales Prince of Wolves Rogues Tieflings Wallpapers Wizards

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The Pathfinder Society Needs You!

... Illustrations by Christophe Swal. Wallpaper design by Crystal Frasier. Widescreen version here. ... The Pathfinder Society Needs You! Friday, February 11, 2011One of my duties here at Paizo is to oversee the Pathfinder Society, the organized play program for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. In Pathfinder Society Organized Play, your character is a member of the Pathfinder Society, seeking fortune and glory all over the face of Golarion. Pathfinders are a diverse bunch of scoundrels and...
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GameMastery Module D0: Hollow's Last Hope (OGL)

We Be Goblins, You Be Food!

... We Be Goblins, You Be Food! Wednesday, February 2, 2011One of the hardest things about working at Paizo is not talking about the awesome products that are being worked on but haven't been announced yet. Especially when you're the marketing guy and it's your job to tell people about the awesome products that we're working on. This year's Free RPG Day release, We Be Goblins! is a perfect example of this; it's been in the works for months but I haven't been able to say anything until now....
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Tags: Free RPG Day Goblins Monsters Paizo Pathfinder Modules Pathfinder Player Companion Tyler Walpole

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Have the Intern Do It

... Have the Intern Do It Wednesday, January 19, 2011Greetings! If you are reading this then by the grace of Cayden Cailean my message has slipped past the wards. [Ha! You only think they have….] I have been interning with Paizo since late October of 2010, so my deepest apologies for the belated introduction. They keep me really, really busy here [Oh yes we do! Get back to work!] I am a Philosophy major with a Law Degree who has (probably due to a geas) decided to make a move and break into...
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Things Are Afoot in Redmond! (Pt. 2)

Things Are Afoot in Redmond! (Pt. 2) Monday, January 17, 2011The new year continues to move on and tomorrow we'll be announcing who the Top 32 winners of RPG Superstar 2011 are. Keep an eye on the blog because at 2 p.m. PST we'll have the complete list of winners. ... Hyrum. ... Marketing and Organized Play Manager ...
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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: The Inner Sea World Guide (PFRPG)

Long Live The Gorilla King!

... Illustrations by Mauricio Herrera and Peter Lazarski. Widescreen version here. ... Long Live The Gorilla King! Friday, January 14, 2010It's no secret that I love gorillas, apes, and monkeys. My avatar here at Paizo is a monkey, my personal Facebook icon for a long time was a Bili Ape, and I'm always calling my kids little monkeys. (They are the Savage Horde, after all.) When I asked the art department to create a series of wallpapers, you can only imagine my delight when Crystal showed me...
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You Tried to Kill Him, Now Try to Save Him!

... Illustrations by Vincent Dutrait and Kieran Yanner. Widescreen version here. ... You Tried to Kill Him, Now Try to Save Him! Friday, January 7, 2010A few years ago we released a little family board game of murder in the dark. Kill Doctor Lucky had you racing to see who can kill Doctor Lucky while nobody was looking. It was a great product and has provided hours of fun. A few weeks ago we released the sequel, Save Doctor Lucky. This time you're on a titanic cruise ship sailing across the...
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Room For Improvement

Room For Improvement Monday, January 3, 2011It's a brand new year, and if there's anything the turning of a year is good for—other than spending New Year's Eve partying while dressed like post-apocalyptic air pirates and biosculpted mutants, like Editor Judy and I did—it's taking stock of how far we've come, and how we might do better. ... While there's always plenty of room for personal improvement (and no, Wes, I don't need any suggestions on that front), here I'm really...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 2 (OGL)

Release the Hordes!

... Illustrations by Eric Belisle and Wayne Reynolds. Widescreen version here. ... Release the Hordes! December 31, 2010It’s the last day of 2010, and once again the Paizo offices are closed, this time in honor of the new year. It’s been an amazing 2010 here at Paizo, and we managed to cap it with a great new hardcover book. Bestiary 2 has begun to arrive in stores and in hands around the world, making it easy to surprise your players with new monsters during your games this weekend. Bestiary...
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Tags: Crystal Frasier Dragons Eric Belisle Gremlins Paizo Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Proteans Wallpapers Wayne Reynolds

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Happy Holidays!

... Illustration by Matt Dixon. Widescreen version here. ... Happy Holidays! December 24, 2010None of us are in the office today, we're hither and yon, fording rivers and traveling through woods, celebrating the holiday weekend with family and friends. However, we hope you enjoy this week's wallpaper and that you have a wonderful holiday, eat as much great food as you can, and have the chance to decorate your home with the finest crystals available. ... From all of us, to all of you, may you...
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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Misfit Monsters Redeemed (PFRPG)

Misfit Monsters Podcast

Misfit Monsters Podcast Monday, December 13, 2010 ... A few weeks ago, I got the chance to speak with the folks at Know Direction, a monthly podcast devoted entirely to all things Pathfinder, brought to you by the folks from 3.5 Private Sanctuary and the Tome Show. We talked at great length about Misfit Monsters Redeemed (which I had the privilege of developing), as well as the Pathfinder Chronicler fanfiction contest and Paizo's recent hires from the Pathfinder community. If you're curious...
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Yetisburg: Titanic Battles in History, Volume 1

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

... Extra, Extra, Read All About It! Thursday, December 9, 2010The past year has been a great one for Paizo and Pathfinder and we've been happy to help spread the Pathfinder message far and wide. Last week we had the opportunity to sit down with the fine folks from the Atomic Array podcast. It's their 50th episode and they wanted to make it a Pathfinder show, so we had James Jacobs take the time to talk to them about the upcoming Inner Sea World Guide hardcover (due in February). They also...
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Tags: Falling Goblins Hyrum Savage Paizo Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Tales Prince of Wolves Yetisburg

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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: The Inner Sea World Guide (PFRPG)

The Gorilla King Wants You to Game!

... The Gorilla King Wants You to Game! Tuesday, December 7, 2010I've been a gamer for most of my life, starting with 1st Edition when I was a wee lad. A couple of years later I distinctly remember walking into a Save-On (now CVS) Drug to buy the original Red Box edition. After that I gamed throughout junior high and high school, (Go Gondos!), and even when I was in Argentina for a couple of years and didn't have the opportunity to game, I thought about gaming a lot, and when I got back and...
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Pathfinder Player Companion: Halflings of Golarion (PFRPG)

Give the Gift of Gaming

... Give the Gift of Gaming Thursday, December 2, 2010Last night marked the first night of Hanukkah, and today is the seventh day of the traditional holiday shopping season. Christmas carols have invaded my car radio on the drive to and from work, and the flood of wishlists from friends and family have my inboxes overflowing. But this past weekend, I saw some of the spirit of the season exhibited in our own community and wanted to remind everyone of the tools paizo.com offers to help you show...
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Death of a Three-Eyed Wonder

... Triops stock image by Steve Jurvetson, Wikipedia Commons. Blinky himself not pictured, by virtue of not being found when we checked the bowl for his corpse... ... Death of a Three-Eyed Wonder Tuesday, November 30, 2010Do you have an office pet that you can use to terrorize your coworkers? Is your terrifying office pet a living fossil that evolved just as the first terrestrial creatures set foot on land? Does your terrifying, living fossil office pet bear a striking resemblance to an...
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Happy Thanksgiving!

... Happy Thanksgiving! Thursday, November 25th, 2010We’re all out of the office today being gluttons. All except for Crystal’s baby otyugh, who’s just not old enough for solid food quite yet. Maybe next year little guy. Happy Thanksgiving and see you all Monday! ... Illustration by Crystal Frasier ... F. Wesley Schneider ... Managing Editor
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Where Do I Hang My Greatsword?

... Where Do I Hang My Greatsword? Monday, November 15, 2010Coming to work at Paizo is like coming home. When I first started working at Wizards of the Coast I worked with Erik, had regular chats with Jason, and Lisa and Sean were always nearby, stalking the shadows, waiting to strike. ... Those were good times and I'm looking forward to revive them in my new digs. I'm excited about doing more work on the Pathfinder RPG. Throughout the development of 4e I watched its rise with keen interest....
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Lunchtime Painting Party

... Lunchtime Painting Party Wednesday, November 10, 2010As a miniatures fanatic, I'm always encouraging other people to try painting. Many people complain they don't have enough time, it's hard to paint at home because they have kids or don't have space, and so on. For a time, we had a weekly painting group meeting in the evening after work, but since Gen Con 2009, the move to the then-new building, and due to the frantic pace of publishing increasingly popular books, that fell by the...
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Attack of the Podcasts

Attack of the Podcasts Monday, November 8, 2010A short while after Gen Con, Jason Bulmahn sat down with the fine folks from the Games With Garfield podcast to talk about Pathfinder, Paizo, gaming, Golarion, and a lot of ideas and theories about game design and development. We even find out that Jason beat Richard Garfield at Magic: The Gathering! You should definitely listen to it here. ... The Chronicles: Pathfinder Podcast guys return to the Council of Thieves Adventure Path with an...
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Cookies for Everyone!

... Cookies for Everyone! Friday, October 15, 2010If you haven't already heard, it's my happy duty to announce the newest member of the Paizo staff: Liz Lilith Courts. And here she is, ladies and gentlemen: ... Wes Schneider ... Managing Editor ... A long time ago, in a galaxy quite near, I was a subscriber to two very special magazines. When I heard that some new company had taken over my beloved magazines, I immediately went to this strange newcomer's website to see what was up. I was...
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Pathfinder Module: The Godsmouth Heresy (PFRPG)

Nobody Expects an Intro Set!

... Illustration by Florian Stitz ... Nobody Expects an Intro Set! Thursday, September 30, 2010This past Monday I spoiled on the Paizo Twitter feed that we're beginning the process of working on a Pathfinder intro set. Jason quickly retweeted it and it spread from there. So, what do we mean exactly when we say an intro set? First off we're not 100% sure of anything yet. What we do know is that it'll be useful for more than a couple of sessions, will be a great PFRPG teaching tool, and will...
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Pathfinder Chronicles: Classic Monsters Revisited (OGL)

The Savage Horde Has Descended On Seattle!

... Illustration by James Zhang ... The Savage Horde Has Descended On Seattle! September 24, 2010Way back in August I began to make some cryptic references to moving to the Emerald City of Seattle, leaving the reasons why a mystery. People began to guess, but all was revealed a couple of Tuesdays ago by Paizo as I was driving a rented U-Haul up the 5 from San Diego to Seattle. Turns out I was relocating the Horde from sunny Southern California to the green, and very wet, Pacific Northwest in...
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Pathfinder Adventure Path #39: The City of Seven Spears (Serpent's Skull 3 of 6) (PFRPG)

New Art!

New Art! Thursday, September 16, 2010Paizo sure has been hiring quite a few new people of late. I came on board as a Developer at the beginning of the month, and we just announced yesterday that Hyrum Savage will be joining the team as Marketing Manager. The third new hire of the fall is none other than Andrew Vallas, who started after Labor Day. As Graphic Designer he's been a lifesaver, taking some of the workload off Art Director Sarah Robinson as she puts the finishing touches on Save...
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Bestiary Breakdown

Bestiary Breakdown Tuesday, September 7, 2010Greetings, fun-sized friend morsels! What's the scoop? Tom Rex here, bringing you the latest that's outrageous, from the present to the Cretaceous! (Tom wrote that himself. Tom took some poetry classes in college.) And today that means another blog picking up the slack from James Jacobs. ... According to Boss Sutter, Jacobs was supposed to write a blog post titled Bestiary Breakdown. Which is accurate because, thanks to the Bestiary 2, James Jacobs...
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Map Swallows Desk—Editors Next?!

... Map Swallows Desk—Editors Next?! Thursday, September 2, 2010Remember that big ol' map that we started working on a while back? We're chugging away at it (with no signs of gibbering yet), and are moving ever closer to the final version! ... I have to say, it was painful to fold the working map up, even gently, and not just because it reminded me how short I am! I was irrationally afraid of damaging it, yet that was the only way to wrestle it onto my desk without committing Ultimate...
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The Rumors Are True

... The Rumors Are True Wednesday, September 1, 2010There's been some speculation recently on the messageboards about my recent move from New York to Seattle, some even claiming that I'm the newest Paizo employee. Those assumptions are correct. ... Frequent blog readers may recall that I worked a week at Paizo HQ back in June. At the end of that week, Erik, James, and Lisa asked if I’d like to come on board to work in-house on setting continuity and Pathfinder Society scenario development....
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Jacobs is a Slacker

... Jacobs is a Slacker Friday, August 20, 2010 Today's blog was supposed to be from James Jacobs, something to do with a map for Smuggler's Shiv. Unfortunately, Mr. Jacobs has allowed himself to be trapped in meetings all day, and was unable to get us the required information. Since we all understand that flagrantly placing the good of the company over the needs of the messageboards is flatly unacceptable, Mr. Jacobs has been placed on temporary suspension to think about what he's done. As...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Player's Guide (OGL)

Paizo Fight Song

... Illustration by Tyler Walpole ... Paizo Fight Song Tuesday, August 17, 2010If you know anything about me (and I'm not saying you should), you probably know that I'm Paizo's fiction editor as well as one of the developers. What you may not know is that, in addition to working on the campaign setting and making sure authors like Dave Gross are fed and walked regularly, I'm also a musician involved in various extracurricular bands and projects. Usually that doesn't affect my job at Paizo...
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Vote on the Costume Contest!

Vote on the Costume Contest! Thursday, August 12, 2010We’re back from Gen Con, and in addition to the usual scramble to meet deadlines and recovery from horrifying illnesses contracted by shaking hands with approximately ten bajillion people, that means it’s time for everyone to vote on the contestants in the Third Annual Gen Con Pathfinder Cosplay Contest! ... We had an extraordinary number of contestants this year, and all of them did bang-up jobs! Yet only one can be the official winner of...
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2010 ENnie Award Voting Begins!

2010 ENnie Award Voting Begins! Friday, July 16, 2010Voting begins today for the 2010 ENnie Awards, so drop whatever you're doing and head on over to the ballot box at EN World! ... Voting continues through July 25th, but don't wait! Vote for your favorite games, products, and publishers today!To remind you before you head off to cast your votes, here's what Paizo and some of our incredibly talented friends are in the running for! ... Best Adventure Pathfinder AP #31: Stolen Land (Paizo...
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2010 ENnie Award Nominations!

... 2010 ENnie Award Nominations! Tuesday, July 13, 2010Nominations for the 2010 ENnie Awards are live and we couldn't be blown farther away! Paizo products are up for awards in 11 categories, with related Pathfinder projects showing in even more. Unbelievable! A huge thank you from all of us here at Paizo to all of our readers for your endless enthusiasm and help in expanding our rules and worlds, as well as boundless appreciation to everyone at ENWorld for organizing and hosting one of the...
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Pathfinder Society Regional Coordinators—Apply Now!

... Pathfinder Society Regional Coordinators—Apply Now! Friday, July 2, 2010At long last the time has come to open the doors to the wide world of Pathfinder Society Regional Coordinators. This plan has been a long time coming and thanks to years of player and GM feedback, I think we now have a plan in place to turn over some of the responsibilities for organizing and growing Pathfinder Society to local and regional volunteers, many of whom have already been doing so since the beginning....
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MarkMoreland2010

My Magical Week at Paizo

My Magical Week at Paizo Monday, June 28, 2010 When Erik Mona called me during my weekly game of Council of Thieves, I suspected it was for some purpose other than to earn me a free reroll. (Note: Any time a Paizo employee calls you during a Pathfinder game, it is required that your GM allow you one rerolled d20.) Erik’s reason for the call was to ask me to stay in Seattle a week longer than I’d planned after PaizoCon in order to help fill the massive Inner Sea map for the Pathfinder...
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Pathfinder Adventure Path #35: War of the River Kings (Kingmaker 5 of 6) (PFRPG)

Not Our Fault!

... Not Our Fault! Thursday, June 10, 2010For one reason or another, occasionally a mistake slips through into one of our printed products. I know that's a shock. I'll give you a moment to recompose yourself. ... Fortunately—if you can ever call such things fortunate—they're not always our fault. From the time production files leave our tender care to the moment a fully realized book reaches your door, countless mysterious hands work and tinker in ways neither editor nor reader...
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Intro

... Intro Monday, June 7, 2010Where to begin... I suppose I should begin with, well, an introduction. So hello, my name is Kelley, I'm a new editorial intern here at Paizo. It's pretty exciting. The crowd here seems awesome—my kind of crazy. ... I'm a little ashamed to say that I've actually never played the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. I've played D&D once or twice in my not-so-distant-but-still-distant-enough past. Usually I ended up just reading the books and manuals for fun. Mainly...
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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: The Inner Sea World Guide (PFRPG)

It's Huge!

... Photography by Gary Teter ... It's Huge! Wednesday, May 26, 2010The way the story goes, Erik walked into the copy shop with a disc holding the map of the Inner Sea Region and asked the employee there to make the image as big as he could. ... Okay, here we go, the man said, holding up a sheet maybe two feet high. ... I don't think you understand, Erik replied. I need this big. ... Thus it was that last Friday, Erik and Wes came into the office holding a map of the Inner Sea Region that,...
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Departing Blog

... Departing Blog Monday, May 24, 2010Well, it was a fun adventure, but sadly, my journey as an editorial intern with Paizo must come to an end. The length of my internship seemed only a few weeks at most, though it has indeed been several moons, and other responsibilities vie for my attention. ... I’ve gotten a taste of all this industry has to offer while working here, from the exciting realm of creative writing and development, manifesting wondrous creatures as well as legendary...
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Over the Mountain

Over the Mountain Tuesday, May 11, 2010Working at Paizo is awesome—there can be no question about that. Most days—those days when I'm in my happy-hippie, all-is-right-with-the-world mood—I show up to work and think, Wow, we're all so lucky to be editing RPGs all day! How did we ever get so lucky? That's most days. ... And some days, we *&#@ing earn it. ... Last Saturday was one of those days. Every year around this time, we start to reach the mission critical phase on our...
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This Week at Paizo

This Week at Paizo Friday, May 7, 2010It's been a busy week at Paizo... and we're not done yet. ... Sean The 'K' is for Konfident Reynolds reassures me of what he already knows.My desk midweek: ground zero for much chaos. (To answer the inevitable question here: Yes, I use them as bookmarks.) ... It may drive us crazy, but putting out so many products does make for some pretty awesome hauls. ... F. Wesley Schneider ... Managing Editor ...
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Don't Tell Wes!

... Don't Tell Wes! Tuesday, May 4, 2010Paizo Productivity Tip #47: If you hide Wes's shoe in a high place on Friday evening, he can't go home and has to stay and edit all weekend. ... James L. Sutter ... Fiction Editor ...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Player's Guide (OGL)

Maro's Alchemy Tracking Sheet

... Maro's Alchemy Tracking Sheet Thursday, April 15, 2010 ... Alchemy Tracking Sheet ... I'm playing an alchemist in Josh Frost's Tuesday night game. Though I've played many caster characters in my day, including some with item creation feats, the alchemist class is very reliant on consumable items—the mutagens, bombs, extracts, potions, and alchemical items it creates. Inspired by Crystal Frasier's use of our GameMastery Item Cards for her character's scrolls, I started to assemble a...
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My First PaizoCon

... My First PaizoCon Tuesday, April 13, 2010I have a confession to make—it's been 7 years since my last convention. But that dark time in the desert will soon come to an end, because in just two months, I'll be going to PaizoCon! ... I'm really looking forward to meeting some of the writers and artists whose work I've been breathing in for the last few months, such as Wayne Reynolds (whose owlbear guards the entrance to the editorial pit), Wolfgang Baur, and Greg Vaughan. ... I'm also...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: GameMastery Guide (OGL)

It's Alive! And It's in My Head!!

... It's Alive! And It's in My Head!! Monday, April 12, 2010Words aren't supposed to float like this, bobbing in this slow, mildly nauseating way before my watering eyes. This sucks. And if you were at Norwescon this past weekend, I blame you. Con crud: it happens every time we go to a convention—and this time I didn't even go! ... My office quarantine makes me but one gross cog in a large, messily predictable, sick-machine. Every 3 minutes Jason, through the wall to my left, coughs...
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Rummy-Winner

Rummy-Tug-Tugger Contest Results!

... Rummy-Tug-Tugger Contest Results! Friday, April 9, 2010 ... Illustration by Silvia Gonzalez ... So! After taking a week to make the agonizing choice, Rob McCreary has selected the winner of the Rummy-Tug-Tugger illustration contest! The winning illustration was done by Silvia Gonzalez; we’ll be autographing a copy of the NPC Guide and sending it out to Silvia as thanks for the great illustration! ... Illustration by Mikael SebagIllustration by Duane Lacher ... Actually, there were a lot...
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Norwescon 33 Quick Recap...

... Norwescon 33 Quick Recap... Tuesday, April 6, 2010This past weekend was Norwescon 33, a fantasy/SF convention near Seattle, Washington. In recent years it's started to pick up some RPG momentum (thanks to the tireless efforts of Tim Nightengale, founder of PaizoCon), and we had several Paizo staffers attend to talk about fiction and gaming (including a most awesome two-hour workshop about learning how to paint miniatures). In addition to the many people dressed in steampunk, fantasy, BSG,...
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Introducing Rummy-Tum-Tugger!

... Introducing Rummy-Tum-Tugger! Monday, March 22, 2010Every other Thursday evening, I run my Shadow Under Sandpoint campaign for the editorial folks. I started the game several months ago for three reasons—as a team-building exercise, as a way for we editors to get more familiar with the game we created, and because it sounded fun. Several of the PCs from this campaign appear in the recently released NPC Guide, in fact... but not all of them. ... When Rob McCreary joined the Paizo...
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PathfinderSocietyLogo

Official Call for PaizoCon and Gen Con Volunteers!

... Official Call for PaizoCon and Gen Con Volunteers! Friday, March 19, 2010Hello! ... This is the official call for volunteer GMs and assistants to help Paizo Publishing run events at PaizoCon 2010 and Gen Con 2010. (If you're looking for the Origins Game Fair volunteer thread, click here.) ... Paizo Con 2010For Paizo Con 2010, I need a minimum of 20 volunteer GMs for Pathfinder Society Organized Play and I'll keep taking volunteers until the slots are full! Below you will find the reward...
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Pathfinder Module: From Shore to Sea (PFRPG)

The Best Laid Plans...

... The Best Laid Plans... Wednesday, March 17, 2010I hate airing our dirty laundry in public... ... Who am I kidding, I relish airing our dirty laundry in public, but professionalism and good taste often makes doing so... inadvisable. But this is a special situation and in this instance it's easy to talk around the specifics so to protect the innoce—well, in this case, to protect the guilty. As we've been trying to show off our editorial processes with this project, even more reason to...
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The New Guy

... Illustration by Patrick Renie ... The New Guy Tuesday, February 16, 2010Well, Friday was my first day as the new Editorial Intern at Paizo, and I must say I'm not disappointed. ... One of the first things I noticed in the office was that everyone spoke like a GM at all times, talking about drawing up maps and discussing the finer points of the gnomes of Golarion. It's awesome. Being the only Pathfinder GM in my group back home, my players often don't understand the work that goes into...
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Memories

... Memories Wednesday, January 27, 2010As many of you know, having followed this internship period with great fervor (I have been assaulted by paparazzi no less than seven times), I will soon be vanishing from this land. ... There are some benefits to my departure. Once more I will be addressed by other people as Matt and not starving intern, which is less of a title really and more of the beginnings to a declarative statement (read: Starving interns, bookmark this PDF!). ... Some of my best...
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Gwangi

New Addition to the Paizo Family!

... Photography by James Jacobs ... New Addition to the Paizo Family! Monday, January 25, 2009I have a pet pseudodragon! He guards my desk against unwanted intruders, shreds lackluster manuscripts for nesting material, chirps when I forget to go home at night, helps with insomnia, and spell checks documents for me! And if I can brag a bit... he was made by my mom for my birthday a few weeks ago! Apparently, it took her two years on and off to get him just right, with articulated and posable...
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And We're Back!

... And We're Back! Monday, January 4, 2010Hey hey everybody! It's a brand new year and we're already back at it. We're elbows deep in the next volume of Kingmaker, the GameMastery Guide and Advanced Player's Guide are both coming together, the NPC Folio is nearing completion, we got new Pathfinder Society Scenarios up just before the new year, and a ton of other things we're not quite ready to show off yet are simmering away. It's nice to be back in the thick of things. ... But more than...
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All Work and No Play

... All Work and No Play Friday, December 18, 2009The holidays approach, and the Paizo staff is working overtime to get a few more products out the door before a short holiday break, but sometimes you have to sit down, relax, and enjoy some good food and good company. Last Friday was Paizo's holiday party at JM Cellars winery in Woodinville, with wine tasting, handmade pizza by Veraci Pizza, and a white elephant gift exchange. Here's a small selection of the photos from the event (and...
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RulesDatabase

At Times, a Marathon

... At Times, a Marathon Wednesday, December 9, 2009Comrades and Comradettes, ... Much has happened here at Paizo since I last wrote. While here, I had the privilege of watching Wayne Reynolds's iconic character sketches come in one by one, and stood in the circle of other staff gaping and gawking. Surprisingly (or not surprisingly?), nobody's favorite is the same. In my unartistic opinion, that is simply a testament to the skill of our Mr. Reynolds (who caught the Firefly pun?), who can...
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Happy Erik Mona Day (Observed)!

... Happy Erik Mona Day (Observed)! Wednesday, November 11, 2009No one here at Paizo really understands the significance of the 8th of November, or how it came to be known as Erik Mona Day—especially not the pseudo holiday's namesake. But sure enough, like the semi-reliable working of a clock with too many numbers, on or about the 312th day of the year strange deliverymen track their way to Paizo's door with flatteringly inscrutable prizes. Typically, it's pizza—glorious free...
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RobMcCreary

From Prague to Paizo in 31 Days

... From Prague to Paizo in 31 Days Wednesday, November 4, 2009One day, not so long ago, a bright-eyed young expat freelancer was shaken from the idylls of his honeymoon with the news that Paizo Publishing, in the far-off, fey-haunted Evergreen State, had decided to add another lost soul to the depths of its editorial pit. ... Knowing that such a summons could not go ignored for long, I immediately made arrangements to return to my homeland, kissed my new wife goodbye, and boarded a roc bound...
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But Erik Mona Day Isn't for Weeks…

... But Erik Mona Day Isn't for Weeks… Friday, October 30, 2009Between the slurping of soda and gnashing of teeth garbled thanks issued forth to Pathfinder Wiki mastermind Mark Moreland (yoda8myhead on the boards) and all of our other fiscally indulgent readers who sent about a dozen pizzas the way of the beleaguered Paizo staff this morning. Happy to forget ungracious questions like why, all of us here wanted to extend our full-bellied thanks to our awesome/insane (awesomely insane?) readers...
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Interns! Mash them, smash them, dissolve them in energy drink!

... Illustration by Tyler Clark ... Interns! Mash them, smash them, dissolve them in energy drink! Wednesday, October 28, 2009During my first week, I was surprised to find there is a significant lack of chaotic evil in the office. I was not whipped by a winged baboon-devil while organizing the archive, and I am given free coffee that I did not have to make myself. I was expecting that Matt and I would be told early on to prove our worth by enduring psychological torture or some bloody...
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MattDesk

To Boldly Go... and Do Awesome Stuff

... To Boldly Go... and Do Awesome Stuff Monday, October 26, 2009Questions are springing to your mind just about now, I suppose. Synapses are firing, tickling with neuron transfers. Questions like Who is this fellow? What is he doing here? What is his favorite flavor of ice cream? ... These questions are to be answered in due time, of course, and to facilitate these ends, I must insist that you take a seat around the Campfire of Good Times while I spin some lore. ... In a dark time not so...
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AnniGolem

Happy (early) Anniversary, Paizo!

... Happy (early) Anniversary, Paizo! Tuesday, June 30th, 2009Greetings Paizonians! Tomorrow is Paizo’s seventh anniversary! In celebration, I thought I would share with you Paizo’s most closely guarded secret: the Golem’s stats! For months I have watched the foolish drunkards Vadid and Nahk as they’ve braved the Paizo vaults, and while they’ve had the guardians distracted with their bumbling antics, I secretly gathered information on their nemesis, the Paizo Golem. Finally, I have assembled...
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Paizo Twitter

... Paizo Twitter Friday, April 24, 2009We've been tweeting! As of yesterday afternoon Paizo has its very own Twitter account. Come join the more than 200 Twitter users already getting nearly 24-hour-a-day updates on all sorts of Pathfinder info, Pathfinder RPG details, and other Paizo ephemera! Follow along on the Paizo Twitter page right here. ... There's also a new Twitter page for Planet Stories, where you can get endless updates on all your favorite pulp science fiction and fantasy...
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A Day at the Office

A Day at the Office Thursday, February 12, 2009The Paizo office isn't just all about the RPGs and trade paperbacks—it's amazing what goes on around here. The other day, I came to work early just to participate in Pierce Watter's weekly taijiquan lesson. It's a great way to start the day; I learned the qigong warm-up exercises, the beginner's pushing hands exercise, and ten ways to kill a man with an eyelash. ... Pierce is very knowledgeable about taijiquan (as his 40 years of martial...
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Pathfinder Chronicles: Guide to Absalom (OGL)

It Just Keeps Coming

... It Just Keeps Coming Tuesday, October 28, 2008Paizo is a very busy place. For any given month we're publishing six or more books, plus novels, item cards, and maps. I feel like those vaudeville acts where the guy's spinning plates on top of poles, keeping them all balanced. ... I love it. I love being busy—I'd rather be busy than bored. Since I started at Paizo in July, I've developed at least 12 different products. And that doesn't count planning for future products (like the...
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