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Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 6 Season Marathon Voter, 7 Season Marathon Voter, 8 Season Marathon Voter, 9 Season Dedicated Voter. Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 2,799 posts (3,115 including aliases). 1 review. No lists. 4 wishlists. 3 Pathfinder Society characters. 4 aliases.


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Azothath wrote:

lol... okay, I'll cross post this basic item as suggested to see what yall think...

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Favored Form Ring
Aura moderate transmutation; CL 10th
Slot ring; Price 11,700 gp; Weight
Description
A thick brass ring ornately carved with a tiny animal species in active poses and religious iconography of the associated deity. Common animal effigies are; trailing hummingbirds, playful kittens, grasping monkeys, cavorting raccoons, dancing rabbits, queued skunks, entwined songbirds, braided snakes. The ring leaves a slight mark of verdigris where it is worn. A favored form ring bestows the following abilities on one wearer per day:
  • +1 deflection bonus to armor class
  • beast shape II, CL 10 (depicted species only, 2/day)
  • speak with animals (with depicted species only)
This ring is usually given to devout follower to complete the little tasks that the faith needs accomplished without undue notice. The animal form speaks in a high pitched mimicry of the wearers voice even if the animal would not normally be able to do so.
Construction Requirements Forge Ring, beast shape II, shield of faith, speak with animals; Cost 5,850 gp

This is an item that starts to fall into the Swiss Army Knife style of item, this is indicated immediately by a short shopping list of abilities.

If we look at those abilities, we can see the first has nothing at all to do with the second and third, which are related.

I would lose the deflection bonus. It is simply a tack on, boring AC bonus and doesn't excite me as much as the last two related powers do. This drops shield of faith from the construction and auras and helps reduce the item price.

I would also place tighter reign on the "favored" part of the name in that although you can beast shape, you can ONLY change into the form of the beast represented. The communication would also be similarly limited to only that of the form assumed.

These restrictions would help align the item benefits with a lower price point, making it more accessible for earlier game play. At mid game play, as currently priced, it is likely the PCs will have ready access to spells/magic that would make this item a "non use/sell it" item (think giving flying to a PC who has fly spell access).

I would also lose the sentence "This ring is usually given..." as it falls into the "favored by" trap... but keep the voice sentence, that's fun and evocative.

Checking your aura - Beast Shape 2 is a 4th level sor/wiz spell, transmutation, Speak with Animals is 3rd level bard, and 1st level druid/ranger, divination (not listed in the aura), Shield of Faith is a 1st level cleric spell of abjuration (also not listed in your aura).

Now, the general advise given is that a magical item twists magic in subtle ways, so I would have just the single Beast Shape 2 spell in the construction, dropping the other 2 - this means your aura is correct and simplified.

A wizard can cast 4th level spells at 7th level, a sorceror at 8th level. The druid can cast speak with animals at 1st level, and the cleric can cast shield of faith at 1st level.

So as the template requires caster level, I would personally list 7th level as the highest needed caster level (it is not a summation of character levels of the different classes, it is the highest caster level needed for the construction and effects in the description, say to get a particular duration).

So moderate transmutation, but at CL 7th not CL 10th. Again reducing the price and bringing the fun item in to play earlier.

I would also consider stating if the transformed PC can still cast spells in the new form - if they retain their ability to speak, they in theory can cast spells!

Those are my personal thoughts - take what you will.


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Christopher Paul Carey wrote:
Anthony Adam wrote:
I think this one will be popular, so if we manage to book this, would sending our sample page(s) to you prior to the event lighten the load any for you?

Good question! Please hold on to your samples for me to read during the one-on-one sessions. A two- to three-page sample is usually long enough to give me plenty to comment on, and I prefer to have it fresh in mind when I give my feedback. Plus it's usually too hectic both during and before the con for me to read through a batch of samples, and I don't know who'll get into a slot beforehand.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Thanks! Now I just need to keep my fingers crossed I get a slot and then try to pick my best 2-3 pages >.<


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I think this one will be popular, so if we manage to book this, would sending our sample page(s) to you prior to the event lighten the load any for you?


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I think this one will be popular, so if we manage to book this, would sending our sample page(s) to you prior to the event lighten the load any for you?


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Same here, TemplateFu will gladly record anything he gets in to for you. I'll post my schedule up here when I can.

I will be bringing an HD Camcorder too, so video recordings may be possible providing the audience and panels don't object. The battery lasts around 3 hrs continuous, so should be able to record video of most sessions in their entirety but I don't have a camera tripod so it might be a bit old man / witcher shaky cam :P


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Chris Lambertz wrote:
Dragnmoon wrote:
I am working on my schedule now for PaizoCOn and I am wondering what time Saturday will the Banquet begin and end?
7:00 PM to 10:00-11:00-ish. I'll get that information added in some appropriate places once I get a moment :)

If you are checking this, it's already on your e-ticket page with your banquet ticket. :)


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Anthony Adam wrote:

Hey all

I dont know if this is done normally by Paizo, but just in case, and like me you need to visually see how events line up so you can plan your selections, here is a google shared event map...

I'll try and get the rest done later tonight (UK time), but all of Friday is up (so far).

Linky

Hope someone other than me finds it useful :P

All four days now populated as of time of this post.

I will probably go through and linkify events at some point.

I also added a line on Saturday for the Banquet for those going to that :)

Enjoy.


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Hey all

I dont know if this is done normally by Paizo, but just in case, and like me you need to visually see how events line up so you can plan your selections, here is a google shared event map...

I'll try and get the rest done later tonight (UK time), but all of Friday is up (so far).

Linky

Hope someone other than me finds it useful :P


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Liz Courts wrote:
TOZ wrote:
Liz stole my event. D:
I believe the term is "ninja'ed."

Nah, if it was ninja'd, they wouldnt be able to identify the culprit :P


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Marc Radle wrote:
I'm really excited to try that Tai place! Speaking of ... They don't list prices on their web site - anyone know how expensive they are?

Me too - I looked at the menu and realised there are almost enough main courses that interest me that I can eat there for my whole 10 day stay >.<


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Suggestion for Paizo peeps for the future - please collate this and include as a printed mini guide found in the Paizocon attendee baggies you get at registration.

Pretty please with a cherry on top!


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Anyone know where the Crab Pot fits in that list of locations? It's one I definitely want to visit as I have a great love of seafood and an appetite to match :P


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Anthony Adam wrote:

Creature requests up to Page 6 of this thread now done, including a mini reorganisation of the sheet into "tab" views - let me know what you think.

Updated Sheet Google Share

Curiosity got the better of me, so I made another tab - and placed on that tab only the existing creatures from the Paizo APs, Bestiaries, Modules, etc...

It provides a nice index into what exists already...

and it surprised me to find that, not including settings and companions, we already have 2,106 (!) creatures across the Paizo product lines. Wow!


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Skagra42 wrote:
Anthony Adam wrote:

Creature requests up to Page 6 of this thread now done, including a mini reorganisation of the sheet into "tab" views - let me know what you think.

Updated Sheet Google Share

What do the things in column C mean?

They are references to where the creature is found,

I = Bestiary 1
II = Bestiary 2
III = Bestiary 3
IV = Bestiary 4
V = Betsiary 5
APnnn is the Adventure Path nnn - Bestiary entry
Mod. is found in a module.
Comp. (coming soon) - in a companion, name will be in the next column
Sett. (coming soon) - in a setting, name will be in the next column

Where it is an Adventure Path or Module, the name is in the next column.

This is summarised in rows 56-65 of column A :D

Basically, think of column C as telling you "this creature already has an official Paizo design, found in this (or these) places".


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Creature requests up to Page 6 of this thread now done, including a mini reorganisation of the sheet into "tab" views - let me know what you think.

Updated Sheet Google Share


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"Lucious" Lucius Vizinni wrote:
TOZ wrote:
I'm considering 'Minion of TOZ' ribbons now.
Client of Lucius?

Not a Malfoy? :P


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TriOmegaZero wrote:
Anthony Adam wrote:
On an NPC ally? LOL - I guess he wasnt an ally when that happened! >.<
No, the BBEG rolled it on him. ;) Paeliryon devil, stabbed him in the eye with a fingernail.

Nice!


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Rub-Eta wrote:
LamentoftheLost wrote:
Even though it can only be taken at first level

It can not only be taken at first level. In Pathfinder rules, that prerequisit means "level 1 and up".

And no, it wouldn't be too powerful. It's useful at early levels where they can get two 1st level spells instead of a 2nd level spell. It's not worth a feat later, dropping a 6th level spell for 2 3rd level spells or a 5th and 1st level spell is for the most times just a bad deal. The only useful part, by then, would be the ability to sacrafice low level spells for a wider variety of cantrips per day. But I'm not gonna spend a feat on that.

I also think it's strage that it states "The sum of the levels of all the new spell slots must equal the level of the original". It should be okay with lower as well.

Flagged for being in the wrong forum.

That strange bit is simply to allow you to do things like this...

A sixth level spell changed into slots for 1x1st and 1x5th = 1 + 5 = 6

or 1xfirst, 1xsecond and 1xthird, 1 + 2 + 3 = 6

It doesn't say the spell levels have to be broken evenly and reinforces that with the statement. It saves you having to worry about spare leftover levels when splitting odd levels spell slots. It also means you have to use all levels of the level being broken down.


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TriOmegaZero wrote:
I've played with the Triple 20 Instakill. It came up twice in the same campaign, once on a BBEG and once on an NPC ally.

On an NPC ally? LOL - I guess he wasnt an ally when that happened! >.<


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Deadly Critical HouseRule...

If you roll a natural 20 when attempting to confirm a critical hit, you have the chance at an instant kill - roll gain.

If that roll is also a 20, then you have slain your opponent in spectacular fashion... Otherwise you have just critical-led normally.

For successful criticals, the damage for a normal maximum attack is added to sufficient die rolls to match the multiplier, e.g. x2 critical for a 1d8 weapon is 8 + 1d8, for a x3 weapon is 8 + 2d8, i.e. you can never roll less than the maximum for a normal attack when successfully making a critical hit :)

If you have extra dice (which normally don't multiply on a critical, e.g. sneak attack dice) then treat those extra dice as rolling maximum, e.g. 1d8 + 3d6 on a x2 weapon is 8 + 1d8 + 18

Include modifiers for magic, attribute bonuses, feats, etc. as appropriate.


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MMCJawa wrote:
Anthony Adam wrote:


I'm also toying with remove "copyright" requests - e.g. as Cubicle 7 have the Doctor Who licence, we aren't likely to see pathfinder Daleks, Cybermen, Weeping Angels, etc., from that TV show.

In fact, as a first stage, I will create another sheet tab "Under Copyright" and we can move such requests out of the main lists, so if you know which are copyrighted, PM me and I'll move them - if you know who has the copyright, please add that to your PM and I will note that on the second sheet too.

This way, Adam gets a cleaner list of possible requests to look through.

I don't think people are LITERALLY demanding a dalek or cyberman, but rather monsters that take their inspiration from them. Think the Xenopterid, which is clearly based on the monsters from Mimic, but is not in fact a "Mimic". I suspect Adam and so get that. I mean if you want to be extra precise, you could always add a "inspired by" in front of the name or something, but I wouldn't remove the entry completely.

Hell, Weeping Angels already exist in Pathfinder, and are a variant gargoyle in Classic Horrors revisited. So clearly other Dr Who inspirations are possible.

Exactly why I proposed keeping them to see what everyone thought of the idea, just on a separate page so that everyone knows those requests have to be very careful of copyright entanglements.


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TriOmegaZero wrote:
Still not ready.

Me either. Still trying to work out how much I can/should pack gaming wise - and whether I can pack enough to volunteer and/or run some pick up something or not... >.<


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Sara Marie wrote:
Huh. An event called "Secret Project Preview" by James Jacobs. I wonder what that's gonna be about.

Training plan to fix Cosmo?

Installation of Samurai guards to keep the web store Ninjas in line?

Free bonus bestiary 5 web enhancement - "The True Nature of Customer Care Bears"?

Pathfinder 6.0? (we have to stay ahead of "that" game now :P)

Oh, and such a teasing post has destroyed all my illusions that you, Sara, are not evil. No, I was wrong. Totally evil. In fact, I might just add you to the "Run out of chocolates just as I meet..." list! ;)


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Anthony Adam wrote:
Anthony Adam wrote:
Updated sheet

Now includes the whole of Page 1 of this request list - man there were some lists on that page... lol

Small request as I catch up - please dont bury the creature name being requested in a wall of text... if I can scan the posts and find the creature name easier, the faster I can catch up for everyone.

Cheers

Pages 1 - 4 and half of Page 5 of this thread are now included in the sheet.

Since maintaining this list starting with Bestiary 5 Wish list, we have now requested 3,702 as yet "unfulfilled" wishes - some may be fulfilled by Bestiary 5 just under a different/variant name.

If you spot any duplicates of things that appear in more than one place, with one being better qualified than another, let me know via PM and I will fix it up for you.

I'm also toying with remove "copyright" requests - e.g. as Cubicle 7 have the Doctor Who licence, we aren't likely to see pathfinder Daleks, Cybermen, Weeping Angels, etc., from that TV show.

In fact, as a first stage, I will create another sheet tab "Under Copyright" and we can move such requests out of the main lists, so if you know which are copyrighted, PM me and I'll move them - if you know who has the copyright, please add that to your PM and I will note that on the second sheet too.

This way, Adam gets a cleaner list of possible requests to look through.


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Sara Marie wrote:
Some very terrible people are trying to convince me to change Write Better! Tips for RPG Writers & Editors to Write "More" Gooder! New "Fresh" Tips for RPG Writers & Editors.

Or you could call it "Listen Up or Say Hello to Mr Reject Bin"

or... complete rip off ahead...

"Write. Write Well. Silence, I keeeel you!"


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Anthony Adam wrote:
Updated sheet

Now includes the whole of Page 1 of this request list - man there were some lists on that page... lol

Small request as I catch up - please dont bury the creature name being requested in a wall of text... if I can scan the posts and find the creature name easier, the faster I can catch up for everyone.

Cheers


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Goth Guru wrote:
Anthony Adam wrote:

Updated sheet

Now includes entries for all Paizo modules released up to end of March 2016, and all AP's up to AP 102, Hell's Rebels 6 of 6, and finally the list of creatures in Bestiary 5 creature list have been married up to their requests or entered as appropriate.

Companions and Settings will be checked for creatures and any found added in the list over the next few weekends (there are a lot of those books >.<)

I'll go back to adding this lists requests into the sheet in the meantime.

Is Sandworm under the listing for Worm?

If that's a new request in this list, I have only got to post 3 so far as post 3 is a huge list to work through. ;)

I'll recheck my Bestiary 5 in case it's a page I missed, I was getting tired by the end of my update stint.

The requests in this list get added during the working week with Paizo products added at weekends.


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Updated sheet

Now includes entries for all Paizo modules released up to end of March 2016, and all AP's up to AP 102, Hell's Rebels 6 of 6, and finally the list of creatures in Bestiary 5 creature list have been married up to their requests or entered as appropriate.

Companions and Settings will be checked for creatures and any found added in the list over the next few weekends (there are a lot of those books >.<)

I'll go back to adding this lists requests into the sheet in the meantime.


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Adam Daigle wrote:
Looks good, Anthony. Thanks for the work you put in.

No worries, I'm using it myself now for when I make proposals and do the odd freelance bit for 3pp - it allows me to ensure I don't do something you have already done!

I'm working through the APs I haven't yet covered and the remaining modules this weekend, and then I'm going to add the Bestiary 5 bits in, so you will soon see where all the creatures are up to for Paizo releases up to March 2016.


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Leg o' Lamb wrote:
Anthony Adam wrote:
Phylotus wrote:

... I got to talk to Wesley Schneider while he was having coffee and drawing maps on the second day of the convention, which was awesome ...

Wow, just wow!

Actually seeing one of the stars at work... so very jealous right now.

If Nic Logue asks you to go get him a soda, just... don't. Uh, um... yeah, just trust me on this one.

(But if you get the chance, do say hi. Mr. Logue is neat individual with great ideas about the game. Just don't go to the basement.)

Do we have a "Things that happened to me at Paizocon" thread? Because that sounds like the lead-in to a great and/or funny story!

My only con stories come from a single games con from way back when - back to 2nd edition Gencon UK at Camber Sands, where I once ran a game (and I think I may have had a few beers too many, ok, ok, I DID have a few too many...)

My game had some very "odd" encounters with players taking on a chocolate golem easter bunny, swimming in make believe swimming pools that you can only see or swim in thier undies while wearing fluffy playboy style bunny ears that were bright florescent pink - hey, I said I had had a few beers!)...

...the result of which was having to call for medical assistance because one of the players at the table found the scene so funny, he laughed so much that he almost collapsed a lung - requiring an oxygen mask and a 30 minute time out to help him recover!

Scared the c**p out of me at the time I can tell you. I can look back now, 26+ years or so later and smile about it because that chap became a life long friend who I still travel 300 miles 6 times a year to see and game with over long gaming weekends. I also ended up being best man at his wedding. I guess he just got my humor! >.<

Another one, same con, same players, same evening, had the party ballroom dancing with goblins that, looking back, are quite like Pathfinder goblins of today. Oh, the party were sixth level and took 15 rounds to finally defeat the 6x CR 1 goblins - heh heh, ask me why if you see me at the con, that's such a fun room, I'm only going to give the details to those that ask for them in person - and it would probably work just as well under Pathfinder - evil grin.

Oh, and if I ever introduce you to any of my gaming friends, ask them who Tyranthraxus is... and watch their reaction - LOL! You can ask about him too if you like.

And lastly, never ever let me GM for you if I have had a beer or three - it's... dangerous! >.<


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Phylotus wrote:

... I got to talk to Wesley Schneider while he was having coffee and drawing maps on the second day of the convention, which was awesome ...

Wow, just wow!

Actually seeing one of the stars at work... so very jealous right now.


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Here's the current sheet as promised.


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Hey all - looking for some help on getting familiar quickly with the "current" Golarion setting.

There are a lot of novels, web fiction, setting books and supplements, articles in APs and comics, modules and PFS scenarios all providing information on Golarion, its nations, gods, and timeline.

As someone wanting to swap from a long term home brew campaign (that has run for over 30 years) to Golarion (basically to save myself time), I am looking at the sheer volume of Golarion information available and admit to being a bit bewildered on what to read and in what order...

Aside from the Inner Sea World Guide, what would you say would be the best reading order to get up to speed with Golarion lore as it stands today?

If I have to buy some things I don't have already (not much I admit as a charter subscriber >.<), that's no biggie.

Many thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.


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Yeah, lots happened that knocked me for six (car dying, pc dying, major leak in kitchen, causing collapsing ceilings and some structural damage). Hopefully all sorted now and nothing else will happen for a bit. I'm back now.

Ok, let's see if I can get this Google Docs share link to work again... no - I can't yet - >.< - google.co.uk is not responding at the moment. I'll post it up later this evening (UK time, probably around 8pm - ish)

There are some changes to the sheet since the last bestiary thread: One important addition, near the right hand end is a new column for logging requests to reprint creatures found in Paizo soft-backs as part of a bestiary hardback.

NB : I will NOT put all the previously printed creatures in here, even if someone says "all of them". I would like it to be used to list those creatures everyone particularly wants reprinted in a bestiary, recognising we usually only get a handful chosen with each bestiary.

The idea is to show Paizo which ones out of those remaining we are most interested in.

I'm populating the big list in post #3 of this thread as there ARE some new items in there - I have done A through C so far in that big post, but it is enough for you all to see the updated sheet.

Look for the first release in around - ohhh, about 7.5 hours or so from now. (Might be quicker if the Google access gets restored)


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Adam Daigle wrote:

Well, there's some of that (I personally think that the Bestiary 5 Wishlist thread still has plenty of things to mine, and I fear that this thread is going to have 95% of what was mentioned in that thread and very few new things).

What I'm mainly talking about is how the Bestiary 5 wishlist thread got so clunky and hard to use because people were requesting the same things every few weeks (or months in some cases). Most of the time it was these huge lists and the lists would be repeated each time. I started trying to keep up with the Bestiary 5 Wishlist thread, but gave up after two pages.

To assist with this, I have my V wish list sheet which I have started updating to add VI wishes to, thinking about how Adam might appreciate it being formatted / used.

So what I have done -

If the request is only on Bestiary V Wish List thread, it is left in dark blue text with the source left as "V Wish List"

If the request is made here and is new, it is entered in a dark orange text with the source noted as "VI Wish List"

If a V Wish List is re-requested in this thread, I change it to dark orange and the source is noted as "V, VI Wish List"

So when I post the first release of this new updated sheet, you should be able to see old requests, repeated and new requests reasonably easily.

I hope it helps.


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The countdown site I was using is broken/failing, so here is a nicer countdown for you all (I believe this one even adjusts automagically for your local time zones).


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Liz Courts wrote:

Alayern, if there are specific things that we do not address in our Event Policy that you would like to talk about, please email community@paizo.com—we'd be happy to discuss it.

As one of the organizers of the very first unofficial PaizoCon, along with Tim Nightengale, I am very much invested in making sure that everyone has a safe and fun convention that captures the convivial nature of that first gathering and is respectful of all attendees, no matter their background, no matter where they are from, no matter their skill level and familiarity with games. I want to sit down at a table and roll the dice with new folks, and I want people coming to PaizoCon to be able to do so as well in a safe space. Our guidelines at the show will be the same ones that guide our interactions on the forums, and we expect our attendees to follow them.

This is most reassuring.

With all the recent posts appearing on social media about problems with going to conventions, and this thread, and designers I know making dedications on social media about being safe at their table, I had started to question whether going to a con was safe at all anymore.

I have always wanted to attend a US game convention once in my life, a bucket list item. It has taken me to being 54 years old to fight my fears and my aspergers to book the trip and the one convention I thought I could manage was Paizocon due to a perceived "family" aspect of the con in all that I have read and seen over the years about it.

This is why, my one US convention is Paizocon and not GenCon - because everything I have read and seen tells me it is both safe for and understanding of people like myself.

I would like to think that the vast majority of Paizocon attendees are going for the game, to meet like minded individuals, to chat to designers and 3pps, and to meet their gaming stars (and maybe snag some autographs), that's why I am going.

For someone being 7,500 miles away from home in a strange land with different customs and is getting more nervous with every passing day and that impending flight, I truly appreciated your reassuring post.

Thank you Liz.


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The first 20 voters for CR 1 are now tabulated and the sheet updated.


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Lol, and my brain is now going - EMP museum - better not take my gadgets there!

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Mikko Kallio wrote:

Or Jacob's ladder? :-P

(A.k.a Sulam Yaakov)

Lol, in the Uk, that's called "taking the Michael"


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Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


I'd almost say 'ship the chocolate now, so that way it could clear Customs, but that's probably as expensive as trying to use it as a second piece of luggage.

Have a co-worker that buys up all the discount American candy at the end of major holidays to take back to Jordan with her for her family...

The big weakness I have for US confection is still Reese's Peanut Butter Cups - they are so wrong but so yum!


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Auke Teeninga wrote:
Nizari wrote:
Now thinking how much I need to bring from the UK.

I'll be bringing stroopwafels from the Netherlands (again).

Unless people have specific requests? :-)

I'm so stealing that name for my next Gnome Bard! Or possibly the leader of the next tribe of Goblins.

"Longshanks, you will topple!
By command of great Stroopwafel!"


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Wolverine690 wrote:
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Hey all - Chocolate update :P

I visited Thornton's in my high street and stocked up on their 60% off post Easter sale - so I have A LOT of chocolates to share at Paizocon.

If you want to see what you might have a chance at nabbing samples of, check out their website here.

I fully expect to run out on day 1 of the con, so one of the advance revealed non official con games is

"Find Template Fu. Say Hi. Get Chocolate Reward!"

Rules are simple, as in the name above :P - plus one other semi hard rule - one chocolate per person. You can try multiple times and test my memory (which is rubbish), you are gamers after all, but do try to allow others a chance if you can.

This will definitely be like finding a needle in a hay stack for people who don't know you.lol (people like me) And want a chocolate... Love me some European chocolate. Here's to hoping to I find ya & get some nummy chocolate.

I'll probably be the only UK person wearing a straw boater, so should stand out - I'm also not a small person which will help too!

And as I will have my gadgets with me, I will very likely post here descriptions of what T-shirts, etc. I am wearing and my plans for the day to help people find me.


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Nizari wrote:

Now thinking how much chocolate / jelly babies do I need to bring from the UK....

Maybe I should use my second suitcase allowance after all

:)

Lol, I have! >.< - I have like 14 boxes of chocolates of various fillings and flavors - all being tested with my personal supply to make sure I only bring the really delicious ones.

My plan is simple, fill my case with chocolate, and the few clothes I need, then when the chocolate is gone, all that space can be filled with gaming goodies! >.<


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Thanks all, collating the feedback so far and will let you know when the sheet is updated.


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That swimming pool looks so nice on the hotel web site - what are the temperatures like in Seattle during the Con dates?

Should I expect floating icebergs or scorching days that require pool use?

Should we plan to bring and use suntan or our winter woollies?

(Yeah, I'm trying to work out how much space to reserve in the suitcase for Con purchases :P)


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The Crab Pot - has a Man vs Food Crab platter challenge that looked awesome on the show.

The Thai place is almost directly opposite the hotel, you just have to cross the road and walk about 2 minutes or so looking on google maps. It's this one. Recommended to me by Monica Marlowe - RPG Superstar winner.


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I might have the odd bar or two with me each convention day, so if you seek me out and my supply hasn't run out (or I failed my Will vs Resist Chocolate DC), you may sample some Galaxy - or if you are really lucky, I may even have some mini Lindt bunnies left over from Easter!

Basically, because I am seriously dieting and exercising now, I will be putting all my chocolate gifts into the Paizocon supply for you all to save me by eating it for me.

I know Paizocon will be a struggle with a banquet and nearby Thai food and the Crab Pot restaurant and your wonderful smokey BBQ restaurants, so I am giving away the chocolate to feel less guilty about all the other food :D

In case you are wondering, since July last year, I have swum the equivalent of the English Channel 5 times already and have lost steadily a small amount of weight weekly, now totalling 30 lbs. gone in a healthly way (just under 1 lb. a week - but it was higher, it's just that time spans Christmas food time! >.<)

I need to lose about the same again to get back to my marriage weight of 32 years ago ;) - ambitious, but I am half way there.


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One thing I might enjoy is an alternate world book where magic was real and did not get supplanted by science, set in the familiar setting of our world itself. A bit like the Harry Potter theme of a hidden world behind scientific society.

It could have magic in a steam punky Victoriana type era as the main section, steeped in gothic-ness and dark smoke choked alleys. Other sections could project magic both as a hidden wayof life and also as a partner to life in "today's" world.

Plot threads could put different slants on major historical events, the illuminati clubs would become magic hunting/hiding societies, the Bermuda triangle would be a region of shifting portals to alternate times or worlds and so on, Seattle would be the centre of mystical magical creature spawning...

Yeah, I let my imagination run a bit wild there ;)


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Paris Crenshaw wrote:
Paris Crenshaw wrote:

Okay, so we've discovered something that we need as many of our writers as possible to be aware of. I'm going to post it here, and we'll be including it in future submission guidelines. This is REALLY IMPORTANT for people who use open-source software, like OpenOffice and LibreOffice, and save their files as .DOC files. There is a mismatch between file types when trying to open the .DOC files in versions of Word from 2013 and up. It results in losing the last few lines of text. Those lines can only be viewed on Word 2010 or earlier.

If you use these programs, you MUST put one or two carriage returns after your last paragraph before you save the document as a .DOC file. Otherwise, we will have great difficulty being able to read and edit your submission.

Please spread the word to others who may not see this post, in case they are already working on future submissions.

Thanks!

I've done some fiddling with files and it looks like there may be a "fix" for this. If you open the DOC file in Word, save it as a DOCX file, then close and reopen the file, the text comes back. Although this seems to work consistently, it's still best to follow the directions above if you're going to use open-source programs to prepare your submissions.

From an IT bod... docx is commonly referred to as exchangeable document format and has become the industry standard for most word processors as the file to use between mixed platforms.

However, if you google "microsoft word viewer" and install that (it's a Microsoft free app - they also have viewers for powerpoint and excel sheets) you can use it to check your saved files open correctly in word as it uses the same word dll's as the full word app uses, it's just read only. Hope that also helps.

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