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. I've fostered quite a reputation as a "canon lawyer" with all my work on the PathfinderWiki and PaizoCon trivia contests, so this was an offer I simply couldn't decline. In fact, working for Paizo is a dream come true that I can't quite wrap my head around yet.
It took me two months to close up the decade-long chapter of my life in New York City and open a new one here on the left coast, but after a 3,000-mile U-Haul drive with my brother, here I am! I’m not quite sure what exactly my job is going to entail, but I imagine my presence on the boards won’t change (though I won't be going by yoda8myhead going forward). Hopefully I'll still have time to work on the wiki.
Now that I have the power, this also means I can put up all the art previews I requested—sometimes demanded—as a fan. I've been waiting a long time to put the following in a blog post:
Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Fifty-five minutes to go. Tempted to start dreaming up wild rumors in the interim:
1. Hasbro felt that D&D wasn't performing well enough and offered the license to Paizo, which they jumped on if for any other reason than to make yummy hardcover APs for Savage Tide and Age of Worms.
2. Paizo is publishing a rules-lite or introductory boxed set.
3. A computer game based on Pathfinder (turn-based, OF COURSE) is coming.
4. Reduced PDF prices on out-of-print APs are coming (not that it concerns me as I have all of them in hardcopy and PDF but just think of how many people could get hooked on some Pathfindery goodness this way!).
I will ensure that at least one art-centric blog post appears this week.
I think you'll find having me working on the inside will benefit all involved.
Congrats Mark - I'll have to step up my wiki presence to cover for your time in the editorial pit.... Now just to see if the discussion Vic talked about (about allowing art from the web fiction into the CUP) ever happened...