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Meet the Intern: Savannah

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hello 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 plus side, this means access to a lovely set of windows that mostly overlook bushes and bit of the parking lot, and getting to listen in on whatever music the warehouse crew is currently playing.

I'm new to the state of Washington, having temporarily relocated here from tiny southern Illinois. Next fall will be my junior year at Southern Illinois University Carbondale studying Creative Writing and working in the Preservation lab. I've been into reading and writing for as long as I can remember, but I started roleplaying games about two and a half years ago. Since then I've loved the storytelling aspect of the game, both as a player and a GM. I enjoy running bards, barbarians, a few sorcerers, and once a chaotic good necromancer with an undead dodo familiar named Percy.

Working at Paizo (even for the week or so that I've been at it) has been a blast. The first time I pulled into the parking lot I saw that the car next to me sported a pair of fuzzy d20s and knew that I had found the right building. My tasks so far have been writing summaries for some of the Pathfinder Tales, working on maps, and updating the infamous Rules Database. Also on the list is braving Cosmo, who hasn't quite given up on insisting that I bring him coffee and likes to try to act like a ninja. On another note, you'll be able to see my very first work for Paizo in the upcoming Pathfinder Adventure Path #59: The Price of Infamy.

All in all, I'm sure that this summer will be a blast. The database may be intimidating and the mouse wheel may refuse to scroll down, but I can't think of any other place I'd rather intern. With any luck, I'll see you all at PaizoCon!


Welcome to our newest Intern, Savannah!

Savannah Broadway
Editorial Intern

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Hope you have a good time Savannah.

...and I hope you won't mind if I say that you're surprisingly tall for a gnome.

Andoran

Nice to meet you, Savannah. Piece of advice, don't force the mouse wheel. Jerome is known to jam them with poison dart traps.


Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Welcome!

Now it's time to figure out what book is open on the desk. Any ideas?

Paizo Employee Developer

Cheapy wrote:
Now it's time to figure out what book is open on the desk. Any ideas?

Advanced Race Guide, page 49.

Lantern Lodge

Cheapy wrote:

Welcome!

Now it's time to figure out what book is open on the desk. Any ideas?

I was just looking at that. My guess, from left to right:

Bestiary 3, Bestiary 2, Bestiary 1, Inner Sea world Guide, Gamemastery Guide, Missing Book, Ultimate Magic, Ultimate Combat, Advanced Players Guide, And Core Rulebook.

Judging by the position of the missing book in the stack, and the fact Savannah seems to have organized all her player books to the right, and her DM books to the left, I'd say the open book on her desk is likely Ultimate Races. The illustration we can see on the open page reminds me of something fishy, like a Gillman.

Lantern Lodge

Mark Moreland wrote:
Cheapy wrote:
Now it's time to figure out what book is open on the desk. Any ideas?
Advanced Race Guide, page 49.

Ninja'd

Well there goes all my deductive reasoning. At least I was on the right track.

Shadow Lodge

The intern grinder must be fed !


Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Mark Moreland wrote:
Cheapy wrote:
Now it's time to figure out what book is open on the desk. Any ideas?
Advanced Race Guide, page 49.

So it is. You win!

Cheliax

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Nice hair, I like it.

Shadow Lodge

GO DAWGS! As a SIUC alumni, I'm proud to see a fellow Saluki in the trenches of my favorite publishing company. Congrats on the internship Savannah, I look forward to seeing your work in AP #59!


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Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Ah jealousy, how I wish I was younger...and had taken an applicable program...and lived in the right country.


Jerome's alive? Are you sure it wasn't his flayed skin stretched on one of PMG drones to lull you into a false sense of safety? Or hollowed out shell animated by one of dark forces hiding somewhere in paizo warehouse?


Living the dream.
What goes on in a Preservation lab? Is there a Ruin lab, too? :P


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Maps, Pawns Subscriber

I haven't been to SIUC for many years since I last went to the Egyptian Campaign con at the university in the 90's. Congrats on the new internship at Paizo.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Welcome to the asylum, Savannah.

Oh, and GO SALUKIS! :-D

Cheliax

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Drejk wrote:
Jerome's alive? Are you sure it wasn't his flayed skin stretched on one of PMG drones to lull you into a false sense of safety? Or hollowed out shell animated by one of dark forces hiding somewhere in paizo warehouse?

Please, you think that the PMG kills the intern he skins for his drones?

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

<-- MSU Racer alum.

Glad to see someone from the general are of "back home" though. :)

-Skeld


Enlight_Bystand wrote:
Drejk wrote:
Jerome's alive? Are you sure it wasn't his flayed skin stretched on one of PMG drones to lull you into a false sense of safety? Or hollowed out shell animated by one of dark forces hiding somewhere in paizo warehouse?
Please, you think that the PMG kills the intern he skins for his drones?

Having one's brain surgically removed, placed into a jar and connected to computer does not qualify as being alive for me, even if the neural tissue is still living in biological sense.

Also, beware what they are serving in nearby restaurants. PMG has to get rid of unnecessary flesh and bone that weren't fed to raptors in the warehouse (with the number of interns coming and going they could grow quite picky, you know).

Contributor

Second on the nice hair. Awesome.

Cheliax

quick the interns are multiplying! let loose the cave raptors!

Andoran

Congrats on the internship!

Assuming you are coming back in the fall, should I expect you to come join us for some Pathfinder Society play at Castle Perilous? It's walking distance from the campus, after all...

Qadira

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Not be crude but I think I want to go live in Internistan now (especially if all the book gnomes have candy colored hair!).
:-)

Grand Lodge

Carbondale, oh the good memories.

SIU is always a fun college. Is Underground Pub still around?


Welcome aboard. We're coming from Bloomington/Normal for Paizocon. So there will be some extra Illinois folks out there soon.


congrats on the internship, its nice to see someone else with their books arranged so:) enjoy the summer in the puget sound, they are awesome (i lived there, it doesn't rain as much as the locals let on, they're just trying to keep it to themselves:)


PhineasGage wrote:
Ah jealousy, how I wish I was younger...and had taken an applicable program...and lived in the right country.

Lol

Other than that, everything's just peachy!

Cheliax

Good luck with the internship, and I do have to say she reminds me of the gnome from the races section of the campaign setting. Which isn't a bad thing when working for Paizo lol.

Qadira

The reference books I have to keep at my desk are nowhere near as interesting.

DAMN YOU ARROW ELECTRONICS! Why are your catalogs so lacking in feats?!?!?!?

Paizo Employee Malaise-Inducement Construct

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Intern #982345 wrote:
...and likes to try to act like a ninja.

Yes.

I only try.

I am, in fact, actually very bad at it. Very bad, indeed. Feel free to lower your guard. I'm sure it will end well for you.

Cheliax

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Cosmo's Slightly More Evil Twin wrote:
Intern #982345 wrote:
...and likes to try to act like a ninja.

Yes.

I only try.

I am, in fact, actually very bad at it. Very bad, indeed. Feel free to lower your guard. I'm sure it will end well for you.

I always pictured Cosmo more like a fat, clumsy, drunken cat myself. :)

Silver Crusade

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Savannah...Crystal...Cosmo... Does having a zany first name net you bonus points in qualifying for a job at Paizo?

Paizo Employee Developer

Gorbacz wrote:
Savannah...Crystal...Cosmo... Does having a zany first name net you bonus points in qualifying for a job at Paizo?

Is Crystal a zany name now?

Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion

Gorbacz wrote:
Savannah...Crystal...Cosmo... Does having a zany first name net you bonus points in qualifying for a job at Paizo?

Certainly helps during the police line-up...

Paizo Employee Sales Imp

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Dark_Mistress wrote:

I always pictured Cosmo more like a fat, clumsy, drunken cat myself. :)

I am NOT clumsy!


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Mark Moreland wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
Savannah...Crystal...Cosmo... Does having a zany first name net you bonus points in qualifying for a job at Paizo?
Is Crystal a zany name now?

Zanier than Mark, at least. ;-)

Taldor

Could be worse...

They call me............TIM!


Quote:
Does having a zany first name net you bonus points in qualifying for a job at Paizo?

Gorbacz might qualify, too - at least for the US.

Quote:
I always pictured Cosmo more like a fat, clumsy, drunken cat myself. :)

Great, now I won't get Garfield out of my head until lunch time.

Oh, and welcome, Savannah by the way!

Ruyan.

Taldor

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

I am really jealous of that desk set-up... I share the wish that reference books at my work were as fun as that.

Welcome to the boards, Savannah.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber
Gorbacz wrote:
Savannah...Crystal...Cosmo... Does having a zany first name net you bonus points in qualifying for a job at Paizo?

I thought all americans had zany names?!

That said, have a nice life at Paizo Savannah, I envy you a bit - if I'd only be 30 years younger... and not like 3000 miles away... and not like unable to write good english... you know.

PS:
You really could impersonate Lini (the druid Iconic), if you would change to green hair and tame Cosmo and paint him whitish with black leopard dots :-)


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MicMan wrote:
tame Cosmo

Now we jump from Sword & Sorcery into the Realms of Epic High Fantasy.


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MicMan wrote:
tame Cosmo

Much like a hurricane or any other force of nature, the best you can hope to do is harness Cosmo.

Silver Crusade

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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting Subscriber

Purple hair (like fezes and bow ties) is cool.

Welcome aboard.


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber
RuyanVe wrote:
Great, now I won't get Garfield out of my head until lunch time.

How unfortunate. It's a little known fact that Garfield is actually a variant intellect devourer.

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Brainnnnsss.....?


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Kajehase wrote:

Hope you have a good time Savannah.

...and I hope you won't mind if I say that you're surprisingly tall for a gnome.

I keep insisting that I'm really a tallfellow, but no one seems to believe me...


cmlamontagne wrote:
GO DAWGS! As a SIUC alumni, I'm proud to see a fellow Saluki in the trenches of my favorite publishing company. Congrats on the internship Savannah, I look forward to seeing your work in AP #59!

Why thank you! It's always nice to see someone from the 'dale.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Savannah Broadway wrote:
Kajehase wrote:

Hope you have a good time Savannah.

...and I hope you won't mind if I say that you're surprisingly tall for a gnome.

I keep insisting that I'm really a tallfellow, but no one seems to believe me...

Now I am wanting to add a purple haired halfling to my game that keeps getting called a gnome. :P


GarnathFrostmantle wrote:

Carbondale, oh the good memories.

SIU is always a fun college. Is Underground Pub still around?

Indeed it is. There's a crepe lounge above it now, too.


Jaerc wrote:

Living the dream.

What goes on in a Preservation lab? Is there a Ruin lab, too? :P

Not as far as I know. As for what goes on in Preservation? Generally a lot of useless anger at people who write in their library books, or drop them in water, or stab them with scissors, or--well, you get the picture. Afterwords we generally, y'know, do something about it.

Paizo Employee Editor-in-Chief

Savannah Broadway wrote:
Indeed it is. There's a crepe lounge above it now, too.

CREPE LOUNGE!?!?!?!

DO WANT! I've never heard these two words combined and now am VERY interested.

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