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Chris A. Jackson

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We're using the Skull and Shackles pawns extensively running that AP. now I must have these, too. Very cool for me, with no room to store real minis.

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Kairos Dawnfury wrote:

Perhaps it's because I'm younger and haven't read an many novels, but most of my experiences with stories have been angsty anti-heroes and scoundrals who become heroic in the 11th hour.

Paizo's short fiction was honestly what got me really reading novels in the past few years, so I had the opposite experience. I'd like some genuine heroes with an emphasis on the GOOD aspect of their alignment. Heroism to me involves their intentions as well as their actions.

I didn't mean to imply I didn't like this story, I merely jumped on the bandwagon. I'm hoping we end up with a Rocky like story of a shaken confidence.

I would suggest King of Chaos for you as well, and there is a lot of fantasy out there, so look for reviews. If you want to read a great series in that vein, I might suggest Elizabeth Moon's Deed of Paksenarion. I fell in love with it 25 years ago, and still have my copies.

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I like this very much, and with all due respect to the above comments, how can you look upon a disabled character in the opening scene of a story, and not knowing anything about how or why they became disabled, decide that they are not, were not, or won't be heroes?

Frankly, I've had quite enough stories of "perfect" heroes. I enjoyed many such stories in years past, but I want something more complex now. I like to see someone who might not be a typical "hero" evolve into one throughout the story. I'm guessing that's what we'll see here.

Also completely agree with James: Heroism is actions, not shiny armor.

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I liked the hotel, the staff were great and the pool area was very cool. The free WiFi was a huge plus for me. The restaurant was a little pricy, but that just made me eat less... We actually requested a fridge for our room, so we had some food there which saved cost. From the point of view of someone flying in for the con, this venue could not have been more convenient. A free short ride from the airport, a short walk to the light rail into town.

The seminars were very good, though one room that was scheduled for seminars, readings, etc was taken over by gamers... That turned out to be a non-issue, as we simply redirected the attendees to a new venue.

It was a huge treat for me to meet the Paizo staff, and I want to thank everyone for their hospitality, friendship, and camaraderie. Thanks also to the people who bought out all the copies of Pirate's Honor from the store...you made my day!

Extra special thanks to Kyle for an awesome Meet and Eat, although that was not a "con event", it really started things out right.

Well done, Paizo!

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Jim in OK wrote:

I grabbed a digital copy of Scimitar Moon for my Kindle app so I can continue to read your piratey adventures. Too bad your other books aren't available from Paizo in .epub format; I really prefer my e-reader app to the Kindle format.

Glad you liked the story, Jim!

FYI, you can get all of my work in e-pub format from either Kobo or Barnes and Nobel. They both sell e-pubs. Alternatively, you can get the e-pub versions of the Scimitar Seas novels directly from the publisher, Dragon Moon press.

Fair winds indeed...I'll take all I can get!

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flash_cxxi wrote:
I'm almost finished, but I just have to say that given the super high quality of this piece of pure awesome, I expect to see the further adventures of the crew of Stargazer in print within the next year or there is something seriously not right with the world!

What a wonderful thing to say! Thank you, Flash! I guess I better get to work making the world "right".

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I've been biting my nails for this to go live, just to see the character illustrations. I love this one of Torius! The artist really nailed it!

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Emphasis on what Vic said! Game design and writing fiction are completely different animals.

Okay, having just broken into Paizo as a contributor with "Pirate's Honor", I'll tell you how I did it. Keep in mind that this is not the only way it could happen.

1) Establish yourself as a professional fantasy author.

2) Read, learn, play and love Pathfinder.

3) Pitch yourself with a story or game element in mind. I chose nautical fiction not only because that is what I love to write, and have been successful with, but because PFT had not yet put out a "pirate novel".

4) Submit writing samples upon request, with emphasis on that last bit. I know James' post states that you can pitch with a sample, but personally, I would ask first. Deluging James with a bunch of e-mails with attached samples that were not requested will probably earn you a quick boot.

5) Wait and do not heckle!

6) If you are asked to pitch specific story lines for web fic (the typical starting point) be prepared with several pitches.

7) If James picks one of your pitches, give him your absolutely best work, and send it in.

Of the above, number one is the hardest step, but there really are no shortcuts. I put out ten novels before I pitched to Paizo.

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Here's Damon's Pathfinder art on Facebook. The cover is posted there without the title and logo.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.442061125830641.87077.270998459603 576&type=1

Enjoy!

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Just finished "Liar's Blade"... love the banter... Nothing better than a wise ass weapon to keep you dishonest.

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Without asking the hotel what they are willing to do/offer us, there is no way to know what they will require. All it would take is a phone call, or a few e-mails to find out. If they want a non-refundable deposit, there are two options, take a collection or just say no thanks.

One point: since I will be flying in, and won't have a car, someplace as close as possible to the host hotel would be best for me. Don't know how many others are in the same situation.

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While I would love to do a picnic in the park Meet and Eat, the 4th of July crowds would kill it, I think, not to mention the chance of rain. Someone might give the hotel a call about the meeting room rental... This is the con hotel, after all. If they set up a cash bar, they will be making money (at least from me), so some subtle hints that maybe they could comp us the room might be agreeable. If the last M&E drew 125 people, we could probably promise them that many. The only other question would be food.

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Love this book... I'm going to be GMing the Skulls & Shackles for my group soon, and I'm going to open up options for races from the Advanced Race Guide... Should be fun.

One thing I wanted but didn't get was a favored class of Monk for the Catfolk... Seems a natural, and there is even a very cool piece of artwork to support my "want"... Ranger is a given, and rogue is the same, but I think a catfolk monk would rock!

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Ah... the puns have begun...

Everyone should have a look at the wiki on organizations. Some great examples here, though many are quite sketchy. Gives good ideas what types of organizations are already described in Golarion, what the judges might want, or not want, formatting, and what has already been done, or way overdone...

I think this will be more of an imagination challenge than a technical one, and I'm really looking forward to it! Bring it on!


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