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GreatKhanArtist wrote:
Please note the Female Elf Ranger is NOT for gaming! It is a flat piece meant for hanging on the wall or otherwise displaying.

Thanks for the feedback. I hadn't heard of the (flat) minis before but now that I know, I'll watch out for them (and I removed it from the post).

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Joe Wells wrote:
Ah, now that explains a lot. Will this be the same as the 6th printing, or will it be a new 7th printing?

I know that Marco responded but I figured an official response wouldn't hurt as well. It will be the 6th Printing.

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Marco Massoudi wrote:

Will the Pocket Edition be in black and white (like "the black eye" pocket edition) or in full color?

The original version is actually not a real hardcover but not a softcover either but something in between.

I will wait for an actual description/picture before ordering this.

So far it is rather cryptic...

Full color! That's the Paizo way. ;)

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Chris Ballard wrote:
So what happened to the Kickstarter project?

I spoke with Tim this afternoon and he confirmed that they are still pushing forward with their plans to launch the KS shortly. I'd keep your eyes peeled for it late next week or so. ;)

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All,

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.

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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.

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mangamuscle wrote:
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).

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-Steve Johnston- wrote:
$19.99 is $6 more than the other flip-mat classics and a 43% price increase. Are all map prices going up?

Hey Steve. No, that was a mistake. The cover price should be $13.99 for all the FM Classics and we will get this fixed!

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Yes, Ulisses Spiele will be offering the English language Dark Eye product PDFs through Paizo.com but currently we don't have any details on their release dates or prices. Please stay tuned for updates.

Paizo Employee Chief Operating Officer, Web Store Manager

Hugo Solis wrote:
Darn be the dollar's worst historical exchange rate... Have lots of fun everyone!

Sad news Hugo but understandable. We will miss you!

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Valarian-IMK wrote:
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.

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Silbeg wrote:
Jeff Alvarez wrote:
Silbeg wrote:
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.

Hey Silbeg,

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)!

Thanks, Jeff. Any word on progress for this? We'd like to extend our stay for Monday, if possible.

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!

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sowhereaminow wrote:
Umm, it looks like the hotel is completely sold out. Any alternate options, or should I cancel my Paizocon ticket?

No, the room block isn't sold out and No, you shouldn't cancel your ticket. He was having an issue getting his room but things are working for others just fine.

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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.

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Silbeg wrote:
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.

Hey Silbeg,

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)!

Paizo Employee Chief Operating Officer, Web Store Manager

Brell Stormforge wrote:
Marco Massoudi wrote:

The Gelatinous Cube has been rated 5 stars!

I want to see more reviews!
I want to know if you can put minis in it, like the old D&D gelatinous cube. The old D&D one doesn't look as cool as this one and if this one holds minis, it will be amazing.

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.

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Ed Reppert wrote:
"Both" incentive items? You mean there's an incentive item other than the bar? What? And why isn't it in my sub?

Hey Ed, Hobbun is getting the same things that you are, just more because he has two subs to the Battles line.

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Wolverine690 wrote:
Garrett Guillotte wrote:
Who's already planning for it?

I am totally stoked just hoping tickets don't sell out before I can get 1. Also hoping my brother and friends can get in on a game with some designers/writers.

Btw when do tickets go on sale? Or approximately when?

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.

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Mr_Outsidevoice wrote:
I have seen them in my FLGS. I hope this means we will get shipments soon?

We are scheduled to begin sending out subscriber copies early next week (authorizing CCs tomorrow).

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Kalindlara wrote:

I also wish the singles would be available longer. I can't afford my case for a couple more months, so if something's missing and I can't find it elsewhere, my collection is ruined.

My preference would be for singles to be available until the release of the next set... but any extension, even a couple of weeks, would be an improvement overall.

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.

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Marco Massoudi wrote:
Where are King Irovetti and Feiya?

We are still working out our plan for these so stay tuned!

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Sorry everyone but we've been dealing with an obscene amount of damaged copies arriving from our distributor with regard to these and we're still getting the final bit shipped out. I think our damages (from them) were in the 40% range on this... :(

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And thanks for everyone's patience!

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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.

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darth_borehd wrote:
Have these Dungeon Crawl Classics been updated for Pathfinder stats?

No, they have not. All the DCC use the DCC RPG rules set and not the Pathfinder RPG rules set.

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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.

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Theryon Stormrune wrote:
What happened to the Druid Class Deck?

Unfortunately we had to shift it to a November release because of delays in transit.

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Krrayn wrote:
selios wrote:
I'm wondering... What's the use of the next round magnet ?
I'm wondering this too. Anyone?

It's back and shipping so get your order in!

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Greg A. Vaughan wrote:

Thanks Beercifer!

And THANKS PAIZO!!!!!

If you had any idea how hard I tried to find a way to at least quasi-legally use Immigrant Song in the KS video, you'd understand the big goofy grin on my face when I read the blog headline. :-D

But in the immortal words of Wayne Campbell, "No Stairway. Denied."

Thanks for the blog love!!

Great minds think alike Greg...and then there's ours. lol

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Steve Geddes wrote:

Any word on this (I presume they'll ship together)?

The only reason I ask is that we're going in for this as a group and the others like a bit of warning, if at all possible.

Hey Steve,

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.

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messy wrote:
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.

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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).

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Anguish wrote:
Jeff Alvarez wrote:
If you're looking for beautiful AND legible then make sure you get the Mummy's Mask dice set. They might just be my favorite set that we've produced for the Pathfinder AP line.

I may do that. I'm a dice-addict as well as a minis-addict.

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I also happen to have a prototype of the metal dice from the upcoming KS campaign and not only are they amazing looking but they are also quite legible.

I have one question which you might be allowed to answer without spoiling any of the pre-KS silence; are they solid? There are some 3D-printed metal dice you can get through (for instance) Shapeways. Those are a} impossible to read from a distance and b} really, really light.

I've got some standard sized solid metal dice that I adore except they're single sets, so literally 1d20, 1d6 etc. I really like the QWS leaflet that was put in my last Paizo shipment, and if those bad-boys are solid, I will happily be shoveling as many hundreds of dollars into that Kickstarter as are required for me to get a proper loadout.

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I think that Q-workshop has been upping their game with their newer releases and you'll be pleasantly surprised by their dice.
Thanks for the input.

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.

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StarMartyr365 wrote:
"The occult is on the rise and teenagers are saying that parents had better listen before it's too late..."

I'm SO glad that my humor isn't lost on everyone out there in the aether (if you can call it humor). Kudos to you StarMartyr365 for being there for me.

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Marc Radle wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Marc Radle wrote:

Some Q-Workshop dice *can* be a bit difficult to read, true.

When we worked with them on our Southlands dice, that was something I tried to keep in mind in fact ...

Upcoming metal dice Kickstarter???

Clicky!

oh ... wow!

How is this the first I've heard about this??? :)

It was announced at GenCon just this past week so it's relatively new news. We've been putting flyers in our paizo.com orders and will be pointing folks to it thru our social media as we get closer to the KS launch. This is going to be an awesome project so please keep your eyes peeled and pass along the news.

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Anguish wrote:

My big problem with QWS is that all the "pretty" equates to "not readable to anyone but the player". Most of their sets are very, very intricate and utterly illegible from more than a foot or two away. As a DM, I like to actually see what my players roll. As a player I like my DM to actually see what I roll. Also as a DM, I like my players to see what I roll. "Yeah, that's a natural 20."

I have big hopes for the upcoming metal dice Kickstarter though. Those look gorgeous and legible.

If you're looking for beautiful AND legible then make sure you get the Mummy's Mask dice set. They might just be my favorite set that we've produced for the Pathfinder AP line.

I also happen to have a prototype of the metal dice from the upcoming KS campaign and not only are they amazing looking but they are also quite legible.

I think that Q-workshop has been upping their game with their newer releases and you'll be pleasantly surprised by their dice.

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Nacho Conesa wrote:

Hi!.

Do you have plans of reprinting this? Two weeks ago it was available.

Yes, we are currently in reprint now and it should be back in stock in a couple of months. Hang tight and check back.

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Oliver Hartmann wrote:
Unfortunately the Medallion is unavailable. Is there any chance they will be purchasable again?

We are just temporarily out of stock right now. I've talked with them and they'll be resupplying us soon after GenCon so hold tight!

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Brell Stormforge wrote:
Jeff Alvarez wrote:
Brell Stormforge wrote:
How soon will this be in stock again? When I put it in my cart and checked out it said it was in stock at time of order, but then when I got the order confirmation email it said it is unavailable.
These should be available in a few weeks for shipping again. Our store blog moved everything we had on hand and I have to get more from OffWorld Designs. Have no fear, just backorder it and once our restock arrives, your bag will ship out!
Any chance it will make it to me before GenCon? I was really looking forward to sporting the Pathfinder goblin around GenCon and filling it with sweet nerd loot.

No but we will have these same bags in our booth at GenCon so CS *could* cancel your current order and you can pick one up there!

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Samy wrote:
Is it possible to request your box to be packed without void fill? I'd consider rather getting dinged books than having to deal with the peanuts...

Unfortunately this is not an option in our system so sorry Samy.

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Snapdragon Leafwhistle wrote:
What about anti-static peanuts? That would at least cut down on the peanuts here peanuts there peanuts peanuts everywhere issue. I know my mailroom folks would prefer it! (I get stuff shipped to work so I can unbox everything and give them the packing materials for reuse. I can't be the only person doing this....)

The peanuts that we currently use ARE anti-static peanuts...

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Date update...these now look to arrive in early September. We had a small delay at the factory. :(

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organized wrote:
Thanks for the info Jeff. No Dave Gross?

Dave can't make it to Gen Con this year but we will keep our fingers crossed that he can attend in 2016.

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Wayne Reynolds will be exhibiting in our booth this year and the following authors will have signings in our booth as well.

Chris A. Jackson
Howard Andrew Jones
Mike A. Stackpole
Richard Lee Byers
Gary Kloster
Josh Vogt

We will also have a variety of The Gamers stars and crew signing as well.

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Steve Geddes wrote:
Hi Liz. Have you had any word on when the upcoming D&D set will be available for preorder? I missed it last time and it had gone to backorder before I got around to grabbing it.

Should be up momentarily Steve!

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Brell Stormforge wrote:
M0u53b41t wrote:
would really like a view of the inside/pouches etc before I try to order a $50 bag (when it's off backorder)
You can see exactly what it looks like inside, if you search this site or Offworld Designs website for "Bag of Holding messenger bag" it is exactly the same bag except for the design. I don't know why this bag costs $9 more than all the other Offworld Designs bags that are made exactly the same, as far as I can tell. It is an awesome design though, and even though it costs $9 more for some mysterious reason, I will totally buy one, if they can get it to me before GenCon.

We are looking to get a pic from OffWorld Designs of the inside of the bag.

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Mine all mine...don't touch wrote:
Half of these say they are discontinued....

Yeah we are working on getting them fixed. It's been a long (and HOT) day with the office AC out. :(

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Brell Stormforge wrote:
How soon will this be in stock again? When I put it in my cart and checked out it said it was in stock at time of order, but then when I got the order confirmation email it said it is unavailable.

These should be available in a few weeks for shipping again. Our store blog moved everything we had on hand and I have to get more from OffWorld Designs. Have no fear, just backorder it and once our restock arrives, your bag will ship out!

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I liked your recommendation so much Mike that I changed the title!

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Hobbun wrote:

That's really disappointing to hear, especially as it sounds like that is what you are already planning for future Gen Cons as well and it appears you won't be looking into other options.

Thanks for the response, Jeff.

Hobbun,

I'm always looking at other options but there's only so much we can do with the limitations we have.

I'll also point out that part of what's driving our need for booth and line management is dictated by Gen Con itself. They have specific rules regarding how an exhibitor has to manage their booth area and any lines that form due to their activities and we have to conform to those. They actually told me after the show last year that some of the other big exhibitors are thinking about moving to a similar system as ours for queuing (out in the hallway) to get into the booth.

Could I figure out a different solution for future years? Maybe. I'm a creative guy and am always watching what others in our industry and others are doing. But I have to be honest and I'm trying to set your expectations at a reasonable level so that you're not surprised when you approach the booth and are asked to queue up for entrance.

It could be worse, my friend. When I was at the Lucca Comics and Games Show in Italy last year, there was a 3-4 hour queue just to get into the exhibitor's tent and that was before you got in line to buy stuff.

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