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Face it, RPGs are a tough market. Whenever companies upgrade to a new edition, they risk splintering their fan base. The fact that Paizo has managed to successfully grow in this market is a testament to Lisa Stevens's business savvy, the skills and knowledge of the company's other leaders, and the staff's ability to make interesting, quality product. With great customer service added to the mix, a phenomenal company has been built. Why risk losing that? There is plenty more to explore with the system as it is, so I don't see them changing things up at this time with a 2.0. If there comes a time when it makes business sense, it will happen.
3pp material is perfectly fine at my table. I use a lot of Kobold Press material now--and things from the companies I'm involved with. LPJ, Rite, Purple Duck, Raging Swan, Legendary Games, Frog God, and many others produce excellent material. I will be adding things from them all to my campaign as I move forward.
Sorry for the slow response. Family comes first during the holidays.
So, I've responded to everyone who inquired. I have confirmation on werecrocodiles and wereravens. I've sent requests for weretigers, wereboars, and werebears.
I may be interested in other possible were races, if folks want to pitch some.
I have weremantises and weresnakes in the works right now--in addition to werewolves, wererats, weresharks, and werbats.
I may have some SpirosBlaak writing opportunities available in early spring. Thanks for the responses!I look forward to working with you all.
I'm opening up the opportunity for a freelancer who is good at writing advanced class material, as per Paizo's Advanced Race Guide. Payment is 2 cents per word upon an accepted draft (meaning, after working with the developer and editor to fix any problems) for between 8-12K word count.
Writers must be familiar with Misfit Studios's Bite Me! Playing Lycanthropes to effectively write for this line.
I'm looking for writers for the following races:
Wereboar may possibly be another needed. I have the other "standard" lycan races covered. You may pitch me something new, though. It won't get the highest priority, however.
Ping me on the message boards if interested. Let me know what you've written before in the message and what kind of deadline you could meet. You have a better shot of getting the assignment if I am already familiar with you or your work. I'll decide on the authors by 12-30.
My candidate list would include Crystal Frasier (who has written Paizo adventures), Amber Scott (who has written Paizo adventures, but who likely would not leave her video-game job), Amanda Hamon-Kunz, Tracy Davis Hurley, and many of the women who formerly worked for Wotc. I'd throw in Jean Rabe, but she is happily writing novels.
Yes, I know Lisa, and I know she sits in the big chair. That fact is BEYOND GREAT, certainly. I'm just saying I'd like to see at least *a* woman on the design team. Women gamers need role models on the gaming ground level, too. That's one of the reasons I do panels at cons specifically aimed at women in gaming: to let them know that women game designers exist, so they have someone to model as they move toward their own dreams.
Sometimes it takes active recruitment to make this happen. IT departments and colleges are doing it all over the US to ensure women and minorities get access to jobs they otherwise might not.
Again, my apologies to Paizo if I came off as calling them wrong, when my intent was to ask them to consider bringing in some women to the inner-workings of the game.
Hey, Paizo. You know I love you, but you have forgotten to represent us women gamers on your staff. You have zero women on your RPG design/dev team, so you are not even reaching the lowly three percent number of women designers in the video game industry. And your newest hire in editing, which is a field that women tend to dominate in general publishing, is a man. Please add some diversity in your staff. You are a leader in diversity in gaming in publishing, so please be a leader in diversity in hiring, as well.
We look to you to lead this industry against sexism.
I have a 9.99 bundle of creatures valued at $56 up on RPGnow/Drivethru. Like Rick Hershey, I have an ill spouse whom I must provide for, and I could use a little help in paying for his doctor trips and 17 medicines. The bundle includes creatures for Pathfinder, Castles & Crusades, Mutants & Masterminds, and Savage Worlds. These are from Christina Stiles, Presents,Rogue Genius Games, Misfit Studios, and Louis Porter Jr. Design. It is a good deal, and I hope you will support it and/or spread the word. Thank you.
I generally play one character for a long length of time, so I haven't gotten to play the 3PP classes, let alone most of the core ones. I thought many of the things Marc Radle did for Kobold Press looked totally interesting, though.
Btw, not to derail the thread, but Misfit Studios is doing a witch/warlock kickstarter--in case you are interested. We just got Alex Augunas to work with us, since he's a Master of Pact Magic. Marc Radle will be working on something, as well, for the book, and we'll have Owen Stephens' The Talented Witch to offer backers in June or July.
Also, I've got Owen K.C. Stephens looking over what we have on the warlock so far. He'll offer up some suggestions on it. I'm hoping that if he likes it a great deal, I can talk him into writing the Talented Warlock as a stretch goal. Fingers crossed.
If you are wanting another world to play in, consider the Midgard Setting from Kobold Press. There are numerous settings and adventures that you can string an arc with. In fact, you can use Journeys to the West and the upcoming Freeing Nethus to form an entire sea-based campaign, filling it in with some adventures from Midgard Tales.
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Attention 3rd-party publishers - interviews to promote your products + discussion about freelancing for your 3pp
I wasn't a backer on this project, but I met Gary briefly at PaizoCon. He was very passionate about his product. Since he's been silent, I'm just hoping everything is ok with him and his family. If something has happened to him, his relatives may not know to send updates on his projects or social media sites--I don't think my husband would, for instance. At any rate, I'm sending well wishes his way.
And in case Gary is reading, if it's a publisher issue and not a health issue you are dealing with, then feel free to reach out for help. We want to see you succeed. Let me know if there is something I can do for you.
For that, I point you to my "Existential Lunch" fiction. Ha! :)
More Waysides will be coming, yes. Not immediately, but they are in the queue. Race stuff, a Tome pdf, and some other things are in the works.