|Tom Phillips Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16, 2011 Top 32, 2012 Top 4|
|Jerall Toi RPG Superstar 2011 Top 4 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7 aka Jatori|
|LoreKeeper Dedicated Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7|
|Mark Moreland Developer|
Congrats, Sam! Look for an email from me soon outlining the next steps. I'll give you a day to bask in the glory of winning, but then you have some writing to do. ;-)
This was an incredibly competitive last round, and all four contestants deserve all the praise we can give them. To the three runners-up, I'll be contacting you soon to go over the plans for PFS scenarios.
Again, congrats to Sam and the other three final four contestants. It was a great experience judging for all of you, and I look forward to working with each of you in the coming months!
|Mark Moreland Developer|
Shouldn't you be working instead of posting in a blog thread? ;P
Yes, I'm doing that part of my job which is posting on the messageboards. Also, keeping up a good rapport with four of my brand new freelancers is more important than you might realize. Also, it's my lunch break.
Congrats again, Sam! Please ignore the threadjack all about me.
|Joel Flank RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32, 2011 Top 16 , Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9 aka JoelF847|
|Ziv Wities RPG Superstar 2013 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7 aka Standback|
Yay Sam! Way to go! :D I'm really happy for you, and looking forward to what you've got in store for us.
And kudos to all the final four - I've wrote this elsewhere, but I'll say it again: I was extremely impressed with all the proposals this year. You all had great ideas, and you gave professional, polished, well-considered proposals at a level I don't think this contest has previously enjoyed. And I'm really happy you're all being thrown right into the writing pool - I'm looking forward to the results from every single one of you.
All the best!
|Robert Burns Johnson|
|James Jacobs Creative Director|
|Jim Groves Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 4|
|Scott Fernandez RPG Superstar 2013 Top 4, RPG Superstar 2011 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7 aka primemover003|
|Matt Goodall Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9|
|The_Minstrel_Wyrm Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8|
Well Done and Congratulations! Can't wait to see what you have in store for "us" in Nidal.
Take a day and bask in the glory of it all. :D
Also, congratulations to the other top 3, I haven't gotten any PFS scenarios in the past... but based on how much I enjoyed your writing and story crafting I just might need to check out your scenarios when they become available. :)
|Luthia Dedicated Voter Season 8|
|ulgulanoth Star Voter Season 6|
|Tancred of Hauteville Star Voter Season 6|
|Neil Spicer RPG Superstar 2009, RPG Superstar Judgernaut, Contributor|
I'll add my "two cents"...
Job well done, Sam. You ran the gauntlet and stayed the course. In the end, there can be only one. And you're the last guy standing with the most appealing adventure proposal. Take some time to catch your breath and then gear up for the next stage of a pretty amazing journey into professional freelance game design. I can attest that the ride most certainly does not end here.
Same thing goes for the rest of you. Writing a PFS scenario, in some ways, is even harder to do, because you have a smaller word count...much of which needs to be spent on tiered encounters and faction missions. Everyone pay attention to your developer, Mark, and he'll guide you through. And the Paizo community will be all the richer for it.
Best wishes, guys. And thanks for a pretty memorable contest this year. I challenge all of you to come back in 2012 and cheer on the next class of RPG Superstars. They'll need your support and wisdom along with all the lessons you've now learned. Give back as you can.
|Sean K Reynolds Contributor|
|Matt Banach RPG Superstar 2009 Top 16 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8 aka Ezekiel Shanoax, the Stormchild|
Congratulations to Sam, the Top 4, and every competitor, contributor, and commentator for this year's most enjoyable Superstar! Thanks to the honorable Judges and Paizo.
This is a truly wonderful event that over the years has sparked a lot of wonderful things for many people, myself included. Now - everyone - don't wait until next year. The real test of a Superstar is doing the work, adding to the game, and getting yourself out there with something awesome. Whether it is continued excellence in your home game, your next insightful post on the boards, or your first publication:
Good Luck and Game On!
|Joshua Kitchens RPG Superstar 2013 Top 32, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7 aka Draconas|
Congratulations, Sam! And a hearty good job to the other three as well. Good luck with the next few months as your new Paizo-ian overlords crack the whips and tighten the chains around your immortal souls! Just kidding. I can't wait to see the Midnight Mirror in all its finished glory in a year's time.
|Sean McGowan RPG Superstar 2010 Top 32, 2011 Top 4 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9 aka DankeSean|
Congratulations, Sam! This is a win that's very well-deserved. Your magic item was one of my favorites, you solidified my fandom with your monk archetype, and I've loved everything you've done since. And this was by far my favorite entry this round (yes, even including my own!) Kudos. Can't wait to see it as a finished product.
|Cody Coffelt RPG Superstar 2011 Top 4 aka Scipion del Ferro|
|Eric Hindley RPG Superstar 2010 Top 32, 2011 Top 16 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9 aka Boxhead|
|Seabyrn Star Voter Season 6|
Congratulations Sam!! Well done, and I'm proud to say I knew you when ... I saw you posting on a messageboard- but hey, I'll take whatever brushes with greatness I can get ;)
Congratulations also to the top three and all the other contestants! It's really amazing to see what comes out of this contest every year, and I think you all did the people cheering from the sidelines proud.
|Curaigh Star Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9|
|Sam Zeitlin RPG Superstar 2011 aka Ignotus|
Thanks for the kind words, all! Participating in this has been all kinds of fun, and most of it has been because of the awesome camaraderie between the community and the contestants. I'm grateful for your support (and your votes), and after this initial adrenaline rush fades, I'll be getting to work on making this a module worthy of your expectations.
And congratulations to Jerall, Cody, and Sean; your stuff has been a pleasure to read and awesome throughout. I'm sure I'll be seeing your names on many more things beyond the PFS modules in the months/years to come.
|MicMan Dedicated Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7|
|Seth White RPG Superstar 2010 Top 32|
Congrats Sam! Great work throughout the contest. It's gotta be pretty glorious standing among Christine Schneider, Neil Spicer, and Matt Goodall as the newest RPG Superstar!
I'm really looking forward to seeing your module. Though I didn't pull the lever for your adventure module, it was very, very hard to decide, and I put off voting til the last minute. I know I'll love what you come up with.
Also, congrats to the top 4, and for every one who competed in RPG Superstar 2011. It was a great year. I really enjoyed each stage of the contest.
|Steven Helt RPG Superstar 2013 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9 aka Steven T. Helt|
|Correlon Dedicated Voter Season 6|