Alex Martin wrote:
FYI - I think Rich has mentioned doing a solo Scoundrel story as part of the Kickstarter package he did last year.
Affirmative. The promised PDF's for backers are:-O-Chul backstory
-Belkar backstory (delivered)
-Julio Scoundrel backstory
-Dim Sun story
-Sir Francois (back?)story
-Haleo & Julelan story (delivered)
Rich has been plugging away. He also has completed two of the four "Monster for Every Season" paper mini sets. They are awesome!
Back on topic:
Also, I fully expect Rich to surprise me once again and get me Giggling along the way.
OMG! Paul F. Thompkins bleached his hair and has joined the Andoren guard! :)
Hmmm... I'm assuming that she is shooting over his shoulder, but it didn't sound like it at first read. I look forward to the final chapter later this week!
There's no novels that feature goblins, but there are comics where they are the main characters.
Reputation and Distinctive features (like a blue plume in your hat) can be a double edged sword. Sometimes they cut in your favor, sometimes not.
I'm very much enjoying this story, and looking forward to reading Stalking the Beast.
Lord Fyre wrote:
Could go any number of ways. We have recently been shown the folly of trying to predict where Burlew is taking the plot.
Too true. However, I still enjoy making guesses. :) Just call me "Often-Wrong Soong."
No novels, but the Pathfinder comics line features the iconics.
The main party is:
They have also met other iconics during the story and (I presume) they will meet more as the story progresses.
Sort of. I have not heard of any plans to write novels based on AP's.
I think that the illustrious Mr. Sutter may have been hinting at this announcement that Paizo is working with a company called Big Finish to produce audio dramas based on the APs. The first one will be based upon Rise of the Runelords. I believe each disc will be about an hour long and will cover one book of the AP. There will be subscription options.
Also, the cogitative Mr. Sutter has mentioned elsewhere on the boards that they are changing up the way the AP fiction works so that it is more useful/ applicable to the AP that contains it.
I've GOT the book, I just haven't had a chance to read it yet. :( I'm eagerly anticipating this one. Whether he knows it or not, I made a promise to Richard Pett to finish and review his book (Crooked) before I start any others. Dear Wife may end up reading my physical copy before I do!
I read aloud as well as silently depending on the situation. When I'm reading on my walk home from work, I read aloud (quietly). I get funny looks, but I live in a medium size city, so we have lots of crazy people on the streets.
If I'm reading at home, I'm probably in bed, so I read silently to avoid waking Dear Wife.
Update: Added author names to each set. Added newer web fiction.
"The Present" (stories more or less happen concurrently, except "sequels")
Certainty WF and The Worldwound Gambit fit here. I am uncertain how much earlier Certainty takes place. The Worldwound Gambit is 2 years prior to King of Chaos.
Howard Andrew Jones:
Robin D. Laws:
Kevin Andrew Murphy:
Richard Lee Byers:
Chris A. Jackson:
Wendy N. Wagner:
Note:You will not lose anything by reading any of these out of order. All of the Pathfinder Tales are written in such a way that a later story will not spoil a more recent story. I just put things in order because I enjoy reading them in order. Where stories are not connected, I have endeavored to place then in the order that they were published.
I have not included any stories that do not have a connection to other stories (such as Robin Laws' Plague of Light, Elaine Cunningham's Dark Tapestry or Prodigal Sons.
To assist the reader, I am adding some notation after each story.
Agreed. I love fun language like that. They are just bells, they don't really "govern" the city. Yet they do. It makes the bells sound like intelligent Iron Golems.
I'm guessing the one she just missed is a Ranger and the hawk is an animal companion.
This is my thought as well, though I hope Belkar is not dead yet.
I just finished The Hole Behind Midnight by Clinton Boomer. It was very good and very "R" rated. It's a gritty modern fantasy and had me chuckling the whole way through. Even though it's also NOT a comedy.
Anyway, now I'm started Crooked by Richard Pett.
I think that the familiar retains everything after the wizard dies. My supporting text is somewhat spoilerific for an AP.
In a Know Direction/3.5 Sanctuary podcast, I remember one of the Paizo staff commenting about one of the AP's (Wrath of the Rightous, I think). In their comment they mentioned that the party will/may meet the familiar of a dead wizard. The familiar might help them, it might hinder them, and it might even seek to kill the party wizard's familiar so that it can replace the party wizard's familiar (if their alignments are compatible).
That said, I'm going off memory, and I listened to a TON of KD/3.5S podcasts this fall, so I could be mistaken. That could have come from a Fire Mountain Games interview. But I don't think so.
I'm still reading The Hole Behind Midnight. It is still weird, and getting werder. The main character is telling the story to you. Sometimes is seem as though he is telling it to you as it happens. Sometimes he reacts to what you are thinking (or supposed to be thinking, I guess). I think the idea might be that you are hearing his own internal monologue or getting the story telepathically.
Either way, it works and the story is hilarious. He is continually just barely surviving what is happening to him. He's a pawn on the board with some much bigger players than himself, but he's not powerless either.
I would recommend it to others.
F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
*Checks Copy of Haunting of Harrowstone*
Huh. Some guy named F. Wesley Schneider. Never heard of him. For the life of me, I can't recall ever reading anything with this guy's name in it. Where did Paizo dig this guy up? :D
Richard Pett wrote:
It is. I knew that the ePub would be much easier to read, and I AM eagerly anticipating reading Crooked. It lost the (literal) coin flip when I received my email with both books. I will do my very best to write a review when I finish the book.
The only reason I brought up the 3 chapter preview was that it is the only fiction book I have tried to read in pdf format. With the Pathfinder Tales I have always gone straight to the ePub.
Wait... Richard Pett writing a full AP? That's just mean! The death toll will be catastrophic! We must bow to their wishes. We must...
Dave Duncan. His books are available as eBooks.
For something more gritty, see if you can get an electronic copy of Crooked by Richard Pett and/or The Hole Behind Midnight by Clinton S. Boomer. I'm about halfway through The Hole Behind Midnight and it is VERY good. The three chapter preview of Crooked that I read was very promising.
If you are in a weird mood, you could try out Piers Anthony's Xanth books. I enjoyed a bunch of them back in the late 90's. They are kind of like candy: good in small amounts, too much and I get sick.
Belkar DOES have a level of Barbarian. That would be interesting to see.
I will be glad to see the desert in the rearview mirror. Just as I grew tired of Azure City near the end of that story arc, I am growing tired of the desert.
Howard Andrew Jones wrote:
I may eventually go back and write a story or two about their adventures in between.
I think this would be a lot of fun!
I am eagerly anticipating receiving my copy of Stalking the Beast! I'll probably go back and reread Plague of Shadows (again) before reading the new book. Are you allowed to tell us if there is associated Web Fiction?
For the record, that will place Plague of Shadows along with Blood of the City in the position of having been the only Pathfinder Tales Novels that I have read three times.
Also, if you want to test it out without investing the full cost of one of the novels, pick up one of the Web Fiction ePubs. They are only $0.99, so if you find the conversion unreadable, you haven't lost a LOT of money.
Vic Wertz wrote:
There are apps out there that convert ePubs to PDF, and these will work just fine with our ePubs... but frankly, the ePub format is actually much better than PDF for electronic books that are mostly text (as these are), because ePub viewers usually allow users to modify the display fonts and other such niceties. If you give one a try, I think you'll be happy you did.
I agree 100%. As much as I like pdfs, ePubs are my preferred format for reading fiction. I read off a tablet during my daily walking commute.
I recently had a chance to read the first three chapters of Richard Pett's book Crooked, but it was only available as a pdf. Much as I enjoyed it, I found it... challenging. I found myself using the pinch/zoom to expand the text to fill the screen, then I had to swipe to read the bottom of the page. Not a huge deal, but that's all challenging to do when you are also walking briskly down the sidewalk!
Now that I have the ePub of the book, I will move along easily through the book, when I finish reading THe Hole Behind Midnight by Clinton S. Boomer. I just size the text appropriately for easy reading and tap the edge of the screen with my thumb to turn the page.
I'm using some of your stuff in my Carrion Crown campaign, so I decided to back the KS. It would be REALLY nice to have a hardbound copy of all the extra CC add on stuff. I wouldn't complain if we could get to the Kingdom Building rules add on too...
I just started The Hole Behind Midnight by Clinton J Boomer. I picked it up from the Crooked kickstarter. I'll be reading Crooked by Richard Pett next.
The Hole Behind Midnight is... weird, but good so far. The language and content is salty (to say the least), but the title page does say:
The Hole Behind Midnight
-a story of the 25th hour-
by Clinton J. Boomer
(for adults only)
The idea is that certain folks can access an extra pocket of time (the 25th hour) that occurs between 12:00:00 and 12:00:01. I'm getting a Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko (which is worth a read) feel from the novel.
The main character is quite a character, but I think he may be an unreliable narrator. We'll see as I get farther into the story.
Same question as Itchy. I have downloads from you guys all over the place, with different logons and different passwords. Would love to bring that all to my account on your new page.
It looks like the answer is, "yes, but it will take some time."
Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:
Let me know the next time you will be at the Worcester Library, maybe we can do lunch. I work in Worcester. :D
Also: I finished Pride and Prejudice. I enjoyed it immensely. I would have hated to read it in high school.
I'm reading Red Nails by Robert E Howard. Robert E Howard's Conan is... awesome. I'm glad I found a nice slug of his stuff on Project Gutenberg.
I found the forums blocked by my work computer. :( I guess I ought to be, well... you know... actually working at work.
Question for the Frogs:
I'll ask this on the FGG forums when I get home, but, will there be a way to get all the FGG products that we have purchased into the My Downloads section? I've got quite a bit that it would be wonderful to see there (Slumbering Tsar, Rappan Athuk, Razor Coast).
When I wrote the above post, I was trying to figure out if I gave an actor's voice to Count Jeggare, or if I just read him with a slightly pompous English accent. I ended up undecided, so I just didn't mention it.
I don't think I've seen films that Tom Hiddleston is in. Looking at his bio on IMDB, it sounds like he may play some roles with a pompous English accent.
I've just revealed the fact that I have not seen The Avengers or Thor. They are on my list of movies to see later because they are too violent to watch with infants and toddlers in the room.
I enjoy reading aloud. I like that reading aloud slows me down so that I can "stop and smell the roses." I don't like that it makes me look a little crazy when I walk past someone with my eyes fixed on my iPad while muttering to myself.
Currently, I'm reading Red Nails by Robert Howard. All of the narration comes out sounding very similar in tone and pace to the narrator in Conan the Barbarian. It makes sense, since it's a Conan story, but it slows me down a lot.
Last year I had to change the way that I read How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I was reading it as an impersonation of Boris Karloff reading it. I was also scaring my son. He didn't want me to read it to him, but he would ask my wife to read it to him. She reads it much more cheerfully, and now so do I.
I work for one of the Social Security Disability claim processing offices. I'm a state employee paid through federal funds. I'm still at work, though we have limitations regarding what claims we are allowed to process.
Virgil Firecask wrote:
I have that post bookmarked. I'll certainly let you know if I notice things breaking.
No argument from me. I enjoyed Worldwound Gambit enough to read it twice (thus far). Honestly, it took me about a chapter and a half to get my head in the book, but once I was there, I really enjoyed the Present Tense writing.
When you are reading past tense, there is a sense that you know the person "talking" survives. Otherwise, how could they be "telling" you the story? With the present tense there was a tension where I had no idea if anyone would make it out alive!
baron arem heshvaun wrote:
I'm guessing that Jacinda may have levels in Assassin.
I think that is a strong possibility.
baron arem heshvaun wrote:
I forgot about the last member! He's also some sort of fighter type, isn't he?
Malack not having legs makes his conversation with V about a higher hemline more interesting. He's hiding the fact that he has no legs by having the longer hemline, but his excuse is that it doesn't work as well without the rope belt.
I think what Captain Kirstov means by "Blah" is that by rereading Certainty and King of Chaos, he will be putting off other reading that he means to get done.
Once I finish Pride and Prejudice, I'll be rereading the whole Varian Jeggare/Radovan line of stories. I may put off starting that HUGE chunk of reading until after reading Stalking the Beast.
Thank goodness for eBooks on the iPod Touch and the iPad! My new favorite way to read!
I'll probably pick this one up. We are playing through Carrion Crown, and there's a chance that one of the players may contract Lycanthropy.
If you want to keep the Werebears happy, just give them porrige!
Keeping Werewolves happy is a little harder. Were do you find a steady supply of grandmothers and red-riding-hood wearing children?
Interesting! We are getting names for the rest Tarquin's Party.
Tarquin: Human Fighter (some multiclassing elsewhere possible)