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I shared the document I started working on before even thinking to involve someone else. It could be a starting reference you could look at. I'll start adding to it what you shared DM. Then we'll need some time to understand what to add, what to remove, what to change, how to organize that, which format to use...
If someone else would like to join the project helping us please pm your mail to me/Digital Mystic.
Let's see if we'll be able to achieve what I wished to see appeared on the messageboard for the last few years when I connected to Paizo.com.
Digital Mystic wrote:
These maps are really fantastic thanks David for his work (let's hope you'll help the community with some other masterpieces) and Mystic for the discovery
Digital Mystic, I have sent you my mail by PM, if you send me your I can send you a preview of what I started putting together. Tell us when you'll be able to create shared documents.
Callum, it's very good you could help us, I hope next week we could be able to start organining a list of what we would like to see in a version one of the document so that we could start working on that. Proofreading will be useful for sure, for example I cannot be good with that using English just for RPG and for work :)
Let's hope someone else will join the project helping us.
Yeah that's wonderful. I suggest to keep the working file reserved for contributors only until we'll be confident that what we put in is respecting sharing rules from Paizo, copiright material and it will be also of a quality acceptable level. I have already a lot of material ready to upload, as soon as I'll be back from vacation I can upload it and perhaps I'll be able to send you a preview if you pm me your mail.
I'm completely open to the way we could use to reach the goal. A shared document as drive could surely be a good tool and a messageboard could also help keeping track of ongoing activities. Every member then could give a contribute in line with available time, capabilities and interest in the project. I was suggesting some web meetings just because half an hour of a phone call is sometime more profitable than a lot of messageboards to take decisions on where to move and so...
I've been following Paizo community for new RotR material for almost seven years now. I have collected tons of maps, images, documents, ideas, stats, documents, DataBases, calendars... to fill a small hard disk. And I have created quite a lot of stuff too. It's not as simple for me to find what I need when playing among that material and this is even worse if I think to all official material that could be used for the AP but has been released in different books (and sometimes need small revision for RotR). Because I'm going to master the AP for my second time, I would like to see all this goodness well organized.
Can we set up a community group to prepare a tome of supreme knowledge collecting all the wonderful add-ons created in these years organizing those for anyone who could need to start this campaign in the future?
If you think you could give your contribute to this project, please state your interest. I plan to use web meetings to coordinate activities, reviewing different parts prepared from the different contributors and to release a preliminary version of the document just after the summer.
This product is very very good and, as someone already said, a must be for anyone who will have to run this AP in the future. I can just imagine how much useful it will be after the complete release. Next one? I hope Curse of the Crimson Throne.
Merisiel: ... Speaking of which, you stink!
I have followed Paizo work on Pathfinder and Golarion from the beginning so I'm almost confident (and I also own) with all the books' contents. But I remember when I was attracted by Forgotten Realms but it seemed too vast for me not knowing well from where to start. I was unwilling to start any campaign there because I feared to be inadequate and missing something important.
Now the suggestion... A book that summarize the contents of what is out up to now, categorizing contents by regions, levels, suggesting how to prepare APs or campaign based on Pathfinder modules, how to improve those using pathfinder society adventures and, likely, also some third party scenarios or add ons. Where additional knowledge could be found on the explored regions for each suggested campaign, as pathfinder tales, companions, inner sea world guide, player guides...
Ok I think a book like this could be useful for me too...
Is it possible do something similar to download Paizo blogs archives (month by month for example)... what about downloading a section of the messageboard (RotR part for example)...
Perhaps I'm asking too much, I see. When I'll have time I'll try understanding main programming commands, but what you did seemed so simple and powerful at the some time...
James Sutter wrote:
Audiobooks for Pathfinder Tales are still something we're very much looking into, but in the meantime, working with Big Finish on the Rise of the Runelords adaptation has me really excited about these audio dramas! Hopefully you'll all like them as well!
James you HAVE to tell me if Paizo will do that... I'm wasting hours after hours to prepare txt files from my pdf to use TTS to prepare mp3 from my tales collection. If you are going to do that I'd stop this mad project right now...
P.S. I have started (and sometime done) so much stupid works like this with Paizo material (collection of Paizo images, Pathfinder Glossary...) that it's really a pity I cannot share those with other fans for obvious copyright reasons... sometime I wonder what can be present in Paizo fans Hard Disks and what could be the community if we could share everything on which we have worked...
Ohh I really appreciated your Work! A GM book from Paizo with material like this is what I would buy without any doubt. I'm playing ROTR, my players are on thirt book right now and I have found it too easy... I'll use some of your suggestions to make their encounters less trivial. I already knew a lot of the things inside your guide and I also used a similar XP based approach to define PC's antagonists but I lacked something I hope I'll be able to fill thanks to your effort.
I think to have found a pair of typos on the text, being Italian I'm not sure about it.
"Each adventure will typically have nine spaces adjacent to it" - - - shouldn't it be "adventurer"? And however aren't eight the spaces?
Somewhere I found "weighing" shouldn't it be "weighting"?
I really appreciated the example on Carrion Crown and then I'm planning to do something similar with the complete ROTR AP. I know it will be a very hard and long work however I'm not new to such tasks but I need a team to be sure to do something good enough to be useful for the wonderful Paizo community. Anyone would like to help me with this project?
Vic Wertz wrote:
The battlemats will be included *at least* through issue 6. We're still in discussion with Dynamite about making them available digitally—for now, the print comic is the only way to get them.
Wonderful if the printed copy has not the token superimposed to the map this is another reason for me to buy it... The problem here is still that I pay more for the order than for the books then I'll have to wait my next pathfinder novel shipping...
Heaven's Agent wrote:
I asked a while ago about a method of obtaining the encounter map in an electronic format, as Comixology does not include it. Any news?
Any news about this possibility? I bought my digital copy at comixology and I have tokens on the junk beach map. Is it this the case also for printed copy? Paizo could you share a copy of the clean map in someway? I'll buy my printed copies with the next order...
Murdermaw labels are wrong (also on base... There is written just Mudermaw). It's a small fix you could add if there will be need of another update.
Also you have added a lot of animals, and that's great, but there is no boar for the hunt with Aldern (I have already seen boars in other paper minis but not here or in Burnt Offerings).
However 5 stars product... thanks a lot
I'm completely in agree with you on this topic. I think this could be a wonderful help to improve mastering skills and to give everyone interesting idea for his gaming sessions. Also it could be a wonderful reclame for the AP. Perhaps the problem could be that just one book could not be enough but you could split it...
I bought some of these paper miniatures a lot of time ago (first two legacy of fire) and their original quality value were not very high...). The fact that you updated and added new miniatures to these old products (incredibly adding product value) convinced me to buy others and now I'm thinking to buy them all... So yes please when you have time and you discover some errors or something missing, correct or add... You'll gain customers fidelity.
I have been using maptool and skype to play pathfinder for about three years. They are wonderful tools and after a quite big amount of time requested to the GM to prapare the encounters can give big results. But there are two problems I have experienced:
Detect Magic wrote:
Detect Magic I really love you mate...
yes I know I could have done it by myself but even if I read this AP five years ago for the first time, there is still so much to do before the start of an AP especially if you plan to use a a virtual tool (perhaps Paizo game space will help us with this). Vhisky stats was on the bottom of my list even if one of the most important topics still missing because I need it for my first RotR encounter...
Why I needed it:
This evening I'm going to play a We be Goblins intro for the AP. The PCs (goblins) will have to conquer a place for the Sandpoint Burnt Offering through the mission of recovering the past expedition of Fireworks from Magnimar to Sandpoint fallen in the hands of Vorka.
Next Tuesday will see the official start of my RotR campaign with the real PCs traveling from Magnimar to Sandpoint escorting a caravan of old maps (for Veznut) and other Fireworks (for Ameiko who lost her first expedition).
During the travel they'll encounter Vhisky and some of his companions joining them in the trip to Sandpoint. But during the trip, in a night, they'll have an encounter with two Faceless Stalkers. These have been sent by the Skinsaw cult to protect Ironbrian recovering an item stolen by the Sczarni able to prove that Tsuto real father is the Magnimar justice...
Vhisky plan is to use the item to blackmail Lonjiko... So the PCs will assist to the battle between the Sczarni and the faceless stalkers and will also start to have some doubs on the Sczarns...
The goblins of the Licktoads who will remain alive during tonight gaming will be found from the real PCs or during the Sandpoint raid or later in the adventure...
Thanks again lot detect magic!!!
Oh yes Nobody, there is a lot of useful adds there but, if I'm not wrong, no Sandpoint NPC pfrpg stats at all...
I have read that in Hero Lab there is an add on with a lot of Pathfinder adventure and AP materials but I don't know if only for monsters or for NPC too.
However let me try again... Is there anyone around who can give me Jubrayl Vhiski pfrpg stats or tell me where I can find those?
I'm starting a rotr ap next week... It's almost ready in maptool but... For the first session I would like to make jubrayl vhisky help the players in a special mission before the festival... But I need his stats... Can these be found somewhere on the net? Any other sandpoint npc stats available?
I'm about half way through my reading and until now I have especially appreciated your lucky removing of the two npcs (shaman and cleric), the image found by brodert in the old light and the explanation about the origin of foxglove surname.
Why Hi's father was thinking both goblins and gnomes like to ride dogs? Goblins one are not usual dogs... Probably he was not aware of this.... However fantastic reading. Gratz and thanks again for sharing. Today I hope to finish it.
Omg I've just started reading the pc backgrounds and I'm already fully immersed in the story. I was asking just few days ago for AP tales amd what I find on the messageboard... I'm going to read everything you wrote soon and for now I just can say that your knowledge about golarion is impressive... If the rest will be as the first part I read this will be my favourite reading for a long long time. Thanks for sharing this...
I have just finished reading all the 9 novels published at the moment. I have liked them all especially because reading them is an easy way to improve my knowledge of golarion. I have almost all printed paizo materials but it's not the same fun for me to read the inner sea guide for example.
What I really like is when I can find in the books something I can steal for my gaming sessions, and because I play with paizo published AP and modules, I would really like to see something directly related to these.
For example I'm going to master ROTR soon so what a wonderful story could be one in which some of the locations involved could be discovered throuth its pages.
In my personal opinion the following two are the most important features I would like to see in such a project:
Capisco. Comunque ho scritto in italiano qui solo per richiamare l'attenzione di compatrioti. Poi potremmo anche usare altri siti. Ho letto di uno ottimo studiato apposta per il pbp (roll20.net).. Comunque per ora ero interessato a vedere se e quante persone potessero essere coinvolte...