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Brell Stormforge wrote:
If there are going to be exclusives/promos at Gen Con this year, can we get a list of of what they are and what we need to spend/do to acquire them? I know Paizo likes to keep things a surprise, but I hate when I go to Gen Con and the Paizo staff is closed mouth about how to get promos and then when I get home I find out that I missed out. I prefer clarity over surprise any day. Please and thank you!
Hey Brell, great question! Yes, we will have our daily button giveaways as usual and a free Pathfinder Battles miniature with any purchase of $50 or more at our booth (both are while supplies last).
We will be featuring a blog that covers this stuff and some of our seminars as well a bit later this week so stay tuned for more.
Hey Maneuvermoose, we are also running a PDF sale right now as well. It doesn't cover the same products as Auntie Lisa's sale stuff but it is still worth a look!
I see this isn't available for order on Amazon, is this a paizo sale only?
No, these books should be available in all channels (Hobby stores and Big Book sellers alike) but sometimes it takes a little extra time for new products to populate into the Amazon system. Please remember that these books won't be releasing until August 4th, 2016 so there's still loads of time.
Unfortunately we don't have a bag full of them just laying around that we can sell you, believe me I wish we did. My only advice is to keep your eyes peeled for social media and messageboard announcements from us that we've opened more boosters and restocked the set.
Adam Daigle wrote:
In fact, all of our employees are always down to sign someone's book upon request. The signing tables we've had in the past have been met with differing success so we won't be running one this year. So feel free to ask any of us to sign most anytime!
Robert Sossaman wrote:
The quick answer to your question is No, you do not have to use Golarion as the setting for you game. In fact you never have to use any published setting for any game so pick and choose what you like from any kind of trope and make your own world.
For the longer answer, The Dark Eye is its own stand-alone RPG system and is not compatible with the Pathfinder RPG rules. It also has its own setting associated with it that is different from Golarion. What it does share with other fantasy games like Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons is that it is a swords and wizards fantasy game where anything is possible.
There's not a number explicitly that we'd need to sell to make additional colors a viable option. It's more a function of them being consistent sellers and there being enough call for more colors.
the Haunted Jester wrote:
What are the vendors for this years con?
The following is a list of publishers/partners/guests that will be on site either in the store, in the PFS room, or out in the common area (and are listed in no particular order).
Tyler Walpole (Artist Guest of Honor)
There will also be a smattering of gaming luminaries and designers wandering the halls (including several from Lone Shark Games for example) so keep your eyes peeled! There's no telling who you may run into.
Darrell Impey UK wrote:
These will be Paizo.com exclusives for now and if the demand is strong enough we might consider creating a packaged product that would be suitable for distribution.
the Haunted Jester wrote:
Typically we don't bring much that's not Pathfinder compatible in the RPG category to the show and since we don't have any copies of either of these books in our warehouse at the moment, I'd say it's unlikely that we would have them there.
Marco Massoudi wrote:
Full color! That's the Paizo way. ;)
This was not intentional and not a change. Our printer just used a different paper brand instead of the one we typically use on this specific book. That's why it feels thinner while also appearing more glossy. The books before and after have the traditional paper brand so all of our worlds will be back to normal come the next release.
Kupo The Kobold wrote:
Could we get Tall sizes as well. I am 6'5. I would like a shirt that both covers my back/abdomen/plumber butt witout it looking like a circus tent.
As much as I'd also love Tall sizes as options, unfortunately they are not at this time. These shirts are printed by Offworld Designs so feel free to contact them directly and suggest they add a Tall size option.
Can this softcover be easily cut and subdivided into three books? Chapter 1-8 (player's handbook), chapters 9-10 (spellbook) and 11-15) DM Guide? If chapters 8-9 and 10-11 are neatly separated in this softcover then the I could ask a local shop to bind them separately into three small hardcovers.
The pocket editions are exactly the same in layout as their hardcover companions so if you could separate the HC version in such a way then you'll be able to do the same to the pocket edition (and if not, then not).
Are you able to provide UK distribution for the Humble Bundle physical copy of the beginner's box, so that UK customers can take advantage of this offer. $50 to $60 seems a little steep.
Hey Valarian-IMK, unfortunately the Beginner Boxes from the Humble-Bundle program are shipping directly from our facility in Seattle so there's no way for us to provide a cheaper shipping method for those abroad.
Yes, the hotel should have added a small number of rooms to the block for Monday night so please check in with them again to extend your reservation. Let me know if you have any issues!
While we really appreciate everyone's suggestions on how we can make PaizoCon the best possible show it can be, I thought I might temper expectations for the swag bag (or more accurately the bag which holds the swag).
In 2013, when we gave out the fabric swag bag, it wasn't made specifically for PaizoCon but instead was made for a marketing initiative and we decided to use the remainder for the swag bag for the show. We felt it was the best way to get those remaining bags into the hands of our most hardcore fans and we thought it would make the swag bag for the show a neat treat.
And obviously, while it did do that, it has had the unanticipated side effect of tainting the rest of the years swag bags (and this thread is a perfect example of that). Every year folks clamor for a return to 2013's bag and I'm sorry to say that that's going to be really hard to do.
Those bags were more expensive than folks realize and our show just doesn't have the attendance levels to reach reasonable printing and manufacturing thresholds to bring a bag like that within our budget. That is the reality and that is why all of the other years the show has run, we've used the plastic Paizo shopping bags to hold the swag.
Please understand I'm not trying to be a Debbie-Downer here, I'm just trying to provide you guys with some additional context for the thread. I'm also not saying that we will never have a fabric swag bag again, I'm just saying that it is a challenge.
Paizo folks, any chance that we can have additional rooms opened up for Monday night? We're staying overnight Monday, but the cost went up significantly for that day... To a burdensome level.
I've asked the hotel to add some additional room nights to the block for Monday so hang tight. It might take them a couple of days to get them open though (and thanks for letting us know)!
Brell Stormforge wrote:
The Gelatinous Cube mini is glued to its base so you'd have to mod it to be able to place a mini inside of it. However it does already have a second piece within it that has a skeleton and some gear in it so when you look at the mini, you can see the remains of an adventurer inside of it. Pretty kewl if you ask me.
Hey Wolverine690, we haven't had to limit the number of attendee tickets for the show as of yet. One of the benefits of moving to the DoubleTree Hotel is it has a ton of convention space (and hotel rooms) so we can continue to let the show grow organically without fear of limiting it.
The portion of the show that tends to sell out is the Saturday Night Banquet and the PFS Special(s) but even the banquet still had tickets available well into March so I wouldn't stress over things.
As for tickets going on sale, please continue to be patient and stay tuned. I'm *hopeful* that we can get them up soon to soon-ish. Believe me, we want to get them up just as badly as you do.
Good news Kalindlara (and the rest of you)! We will be extending the sales window on our singles through the end of January so that *should* give your case time to arrive and still be able to buy the minis you want.
Our copies should be coming in this week and I apologize for the delay. It took some extra coordination on our part to place such a huge order with our supplier (and to be sure we were going to get all the copies we needed). With this being such an important book to so many people, I wanted to be sure we could get all the necessary copies.
To be clear, we haven't replaced or removed any of the existing services so no one is forcing you to use UPS International as your shipping method. We just thought that some of you might like the tracking features and in some cases, this service might end up being cheaper than our existing services.
If you don't like UPS or don't want to use it, then by all means please don't. We just wanted to provide yet another method for those that wanted it.
Greg A. Vaughan wrote:
Great minds think alike Greg...and then there's ours. lol
Steve Geddes wrote:
Unfortunately we don't have any good info on this. WizKids is showing that the release for these products is supposed to be today but the Alliance DB is still listing them as Pre-Orders and listing them releasing separately. Stranger things have occurred, but I'd put my money on them shipping together, but who knows and who knows when.
I really wish I had better info for you my friend but that's all I know.
still waiting for the 2015 great golem sale...
We can't say for sure that there will be a sale each year like the one you're referring to Messy. In hindsight, while we offer OUTRAGEOUS deals in them, they tend to create a ton of CS issues, destroy the warehouse, and create massive delays with shipping out orders (especially when there's a sub run combined with it). So while they generate a lot of sales, they also generate a ton of trouble and we're just not sure the one is worth the other.
Brian E. Harris wrote:
Forgive me if I overlooked this, but is there any difference between this one (2015) and the previous one (2013) ?
The only differences between the last few printings would have been the graphic design but otherwise the elements within the product should be identical.
Our new printing will have an extra sheet of magnets included to help give the product enough bulk to give the packaging a spine and help justify the price increase (that and our manufacturing costs have increased since the previous printing).
From holding the sample dice I have, they certainly feel solid (they are heavy as hell) but you should ask during the KS to be sure. And from listening to them discuss the dice, these are NOT coming from a 3D printer but are being cast/molded. If you're enjoying your other solid metal dice then you'll be very happy with these dice.