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Update!

We are getting the files ready for press now so I'm anticipating that this will be back in stock in August. Sorry about the delay everyone but I'm sure it will be worth the wait.

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ckdragons wrote:
Currently on backorder... ETA when new stock will be available?

Sorry ckdragons but we haven't sent the files back to press yet so I don't have a firm ETA. I'm expecting for us to sent the files in the next few weeks so a July or August arrival is anticipated. Once we send the files, we will have a better idea.

Thanks for hanging on!

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Fayries wrote:

Is Pathfinder Tales: Lord of Runes really scheduled for May?

I'm considering resubscribing to the Pathfinder Tales line for the new format. Tor Books lists the book with a "June 2015" release date so I'm surprised to see it lined up for May over here. In fact, the original press release announces June 16, 2015 as the release date.

Is getting the book one month early a subscriber perk, or is this simply an error in the product schedule?

Hey Fayries,

The official release date for Lord of Runes is June 2nd and with TOR flying Dave out to PaizoCon to do a book signing, we needed to shift the subscription forward from June to May. The move is mostly about Dave attending PaizoCon so I wouldn't expect us to shift sub release months on future Tales books.

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The Grim MacKay wrote:
Jeff Alvarez wrote:
The Grim MacKay wrote:

I may have missed this, but...

Does the new Venue provide free Wireless? Will there be wireless in the rooms where the gaming occurs?

Because a LOT of folks use PDFs in the cloud - or the online sources, so...

eh?

duncan davenport
aka
The Grim MacKay

Unfortunately no, we are not offering free Wifi in the hotel convention spaces.

Oookay... I could ask why not, but I'm sure it costs money.

Is there NOT-free WiFi available?

Yes, there should be Pay-to-Use Wifi available in the convention spaces.

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The Grim MacKay wrote:

I may have missed this, but...

Does the new Venue provide free Wireless? Will there be wireless in the rooms where the gaming occurs?

Because a LOT of folks use PDFs in the cloud - or the online sources, so...

eh?

duncan davenport
aka
The Grim MacKay

Unfortunately no, we are not offering free Wifi in the hotel convention spaces.

Paizo Employee Chief Operating Officer, Web Store Manager

Thanks for finding my typo! Blog fixed.

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The contract we have with the Doubletree hotel states that self-parking will be $8/car/day so no one should need to park offsite because of pricing. I know that with 2,000+ attendees at NorWestCon, the Doubletree parking lot filled up and that required offsite parking by loads of attendees. I'm guessing that that shouldn't be an issue for us at PaizoCon.

It's possible that JoelF847 was looking at the Valet pricing (which isn't listed in the contract except as prevailing posted rate) and $21/car/day seems appropraite.

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Unfortunately the company that holds the patent on the white peanuts (the ones that we prefer to use) has discontinued them and will not sell the patent to anyone else so those are no longer available. The ones made from cornstarch shed organic materials on everything and make books sticky so they aren't a good option either. So the green peanuts are the only option for us as far as peanuts go right now.

We've looked into air pillows and kraft paper options as well but they take much longer to use and don't stand up to the weight of our books in transit as well as the peanut options.

I'm constantly re-evaluating our shipping materials and experimenting so believe me I'm as motivated to move from the green peanuts as everyone else. ;)

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Rite Publishing wrote:
Any idea on a more specific date as to when they will be back in stock?

We are just sending them to reprint now so I don't have more than a guesstimate and that would be June. I can jump back into this thread once I have a better date but to be honest, with the port congestion issues we're all experiencing, even my better date will still be an estimate.

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One of the other benefits of having an open slot from PFSOP is so that attendees don't have to miss out on key seminars or other gaming options due to the drive to maximize their OP character's level progression.

We are trying to allow for a more holistic convention experience rather than just a PFSOP con experience. If that's your main drive for attending, then great. There will be plenty of GMs running PFSOP during that open slot. But if you'd like to take a break from PFSOP and take in some of the other sights and sounds of PaizoCon, well then this is your opportunity.

As much as I love seeing the PFSOP room full 24/7, I'm almost more excited to see how folks spend their off slot. Who will I get a chance to chat with in the bar? What new faces will we see in our seminars? Who's going to take the time to try out the Adventure Card Game? Maybe some folks will paint a mini or do some serious browsing in the store? So many possibilities... :) I just can't wait!

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wally.west wrote:

I would think that this post copied below shows that the delays are not entirely due just to the Great Golem sale. I do not know what this person ordered, but if they placed an order BEFORE the golem sale and it is just now being charged, then that clearly means these shipping delay issues were around before the golem sale. I mean this order was placed on 9/25/14 and it is just now processing the payment on 10/23/14. I can understand delays, but what I can't understand is a company being untruthful to their customers.

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Hi, I have received a e-mail from your customer service few days ago.

" Dear Sunghwan,

We are eager to ship your products, but we need your help. When we requested authorization for your order on October 23, 2014, we received an "insufficient funds" message. Please go to your My Payment Methods page to review your billing information.

If we don't hear from you, or are unable to successfully process your card, by Mon, Dec 22, 2014 order # 3300397, placed Thu, Sep 25, 2014, 09:18 PM, may be canceled.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact us at customer.service@paizo.com. "

I've made a my card and account right as soon as I received this e-mail.

Please, try to process my order. Thanks.

It turns out that the product that Sunghwan ordered on 9/25/14 was a pre-order for a magazine and the first few copies of these didn't even arrive in our warehouse to ship until 10/8/14 and the bulk until 10/16/14 so now with the right info in hand, I think that a 1-week turnaround isn't bad.

I understand that loads of people are frustrated with the situation and we really are working as hard as we can to get orders processed. In most cases, the orders that have been submitted are in the queue and will get picked and shipped so please hang in there and trust in us and thank you to all of you for your continued patience.

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wally.west wrote:
I can understand shipping delays due to the Great Golem sale. But I have to ask, if the sale started on October 1st, how is it that there are orders from the 2nd and 3rd of October that have not even shipped yet? I have seen several posts in this forum of people who ordered on those days and their orders still have not shipped. This would make it seem that there is something more going on than just the sale. I cannot see there being this many orders that it is taking over three weeks to even ship the initial orders unless Paizo is catering to the online retailer orders before processing regular customer orders. Or is it that there is just one person in the warehouse that is shipping everything? Or are the delays because Paizo is selling off old stock that has not been received in their warehouse from the distributors that are returning unsellable stock?

Hey Wally West,

Our warehouse is cranking out orders as quickly as we can. We have between 6 and 8 full-time folks down there picking and packing orders all day long but there's just a ton of orders to get through. In addition to the sale, we also had a subscription run right in the middle of things that added loads of more orders into the process.

There are all kinds of reasons why someone's order from the first few days of the sale might not have shipped yet. They may have had their CC declined and we're waiting for them to fix things, they may have ordered something that we don't have in stock (something that wasn't on sale) and we might be waiting for that product to come in, or maybe their order was so huge that it is hung-up in our system (and we've had some with hundreds of items). Honestly there are a variety of reasons why something like this might have happened and we're working as hard as we can to get answers for those folks and get orders shipped.

I can say that everything we put on sale is in house (ie we're not waiting for it to come in from a supplier) so that's not the problem. There's just a ton of orders and that takes time.

We really appreciate that folks are shopping with us and we really appreciate everyone's extended patience with the long pending time. I can guarantee that we will get to everyone's order as quickly as we can and please have faith that if you've ordered from us, we will get your package out to you. We just need everyone to hang tight and trust in us!

Thanks,

--Jeff

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Hey Guys,

Sorry to hear that, but sometimes mistakes like this happen when projects are printed at the same time. Our Paizo CS will take care of getting out replacement decks to you guys. Just keep those decks for spare parts or whatnot.

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Michal Tatarka wrote:

Hi,

I placed order in December 26, 2013. I still not received this. Where is problem, please?

Hi Michal, your order has been delayed because we've been trying to get you two of the starter decks but have been unsuccessful. I'm afraid that at this point we really should cancel your Guristas and Serpentis starter decks and ship the rest of your order to you (which are in our warehouse and ready to ship now). Please let us know if this is okay and we're sorry for the delay.

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Wolfx wrote:

Wanted to see what Order # 2970700 is pending on?

Thanks

Aric

Hey Wolfx, it doesn't appear that your order is waiting for anything but is instead on a pick slip and waiting for the warehouse guys to get to picking and packing and shipping it.

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jimibones83 wrote:
Thanx Jeff!

WizKids has officially announced the new release date for the Wrath of the Righteous Miniatures and it is January 22nd.

Our plan is to authorize our subscriber's credit cards today for these and have them ship out along with our January subscription products starting next week.

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jimibones83 wrote:
Does anyone know of an exact date?

We are currently working with WizKids to get a final date for the release of this product. I'll pop back into this thread once I have it and thanks for your continued patience.

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LordNull wrote:
My subscription shows the next three Adventure Path volumes are shipping together in February.

That's just our system being wonky with showing subs info. I can guarantee that we will not be shipping out the next 3 Pathfinder APs together. Sara Marie can explain what you are experiencing when she is back from vacation so hold tight...no reason to panic. :)

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Deanoth wrote:
kysmartman wrote:

Then why are they selling it as in stock (only 9 left btw) on Amazon? That makes no sense. Nothing on that link says pre-order.

Oh well, I guess when mine ships on the 25th and arrives on the 31st I'll still remember how to play the game. At least I'll have everyone else's session reports to read about how awesome Adv 2 is to pass the time.

Is says preorder only on their site too. Not sure where you are seeing that they have them in stock?

The listing that everyone was seeing on Amazon but sold by FunAgain Games was an error on Amazon's site. We've been in touch with the FunAgain guys and they have assured us that they set up their offering to be a pre-order until the 30th and any orders they are receiving between now and then will be delayed until after the release date.

I hope that helps clear some of this up.

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Kraal55 wrote:
Any idea when these might be back in stock? I have a few players who need Christmas gifts :D

These are now available again and just in time for the holidays!

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Avatar-1 wrote:
PFS legal for rerolls? Please?

All of our Pathfinder shirts are legal for the reroll in PFS.

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Nix Tharel wrote:
Is there going to be anyone demoing the Card game at the Spiel Convention at Essen, Germany in October?

Okay I've heard back and unfortunately they won't have space in their booth at Essen to demo the Adventure Card Game this year. Sorry.

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Nix Tharel wrote:
Is there going to be anyone demoing the Card game at the Spiel Convention at Essen, Germany in October?

I believe that they will have translated copies of the rules and translations of the cards there but I'm unsure if they will be running demos in the hall. I've emailed them to find out so stay tuned.

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the Haunted Jester wrote:
How many people will be seated at each table of the Banquet?

Yes, 10 people per table for the banquet.

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JolarEQ wrote:
I have a question about the critical fumble deck. A few of the cards have something like (DMG 237) or some such after the description of the fumble. Can anybody tell me what, exactly, that means? At first I thought it meant "damage" but I'm seeing it on a few that don't necessarily deal with damage.

Those were page references that pointed you to the old 3.5 books. In this case, DMG 237 was Dungeon Master's Guide page 237.

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Matteo Falcone wrote:

Would someone official from Paizocon answer this thread?

Parking used to be included for those renting rooms during other cons at this hotel. This is Paizo's first venture there and it would be good to know this in advance. An extra $60 fee to park is a consideration (F,S,S). Also, check to see if the ATM machine is operating and stocked and that the hotel is not under remodelling. At one recent Rustycon both those situations arose: the only ATM was empty for the entire weekend and the only restaurant was at half-capacity. And it is 3-4 blocks to alternatives for those, not a quick dash.

Parking at the hotel is extra even for those staying at the hotel. I'll double-check that the ATM is full and as far as I'm aware, there should not be any remodeling during our show. I think we got quite enough of that last year at the Redmond location.

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Kata. the ..... wrote:
Tempest_Knight wrote:

Just got around to trying to book a room for the con, and it is all Con bloc is all full...

Anyone have looking for a room share?

Are all the rooms at the hotel already taken? It seems a bit early. I'm still trying to get my bosses to OK, all the time off.

No there are still plenty of available rooms at the hotel and on our block so feel free to book at anytime.

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LackofFocus wrote:
A quick question if I pledge $15 do I get the chronicle sheet as well or just the PDF.

At $15 you just get the Emerald Spire PDF. To get both the chronicles sheet and the ES PDF, you have to pledge $35 and that gives you the game and a bunch of other stuff. The best way to figure what you get in each pledge level is to consult the graphics near the bottom of the KS page.

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Hey Romaq,

If you're not 100% sure on the value of attending PaizoCon this year (since we don't have 1-day tickets) you and your wife can always drop in and wander about to get a feel for the event. You won't be able to take part in any of the seminars or activities (and won't get a swag bag) but you'll be able to meet some folks and see what PaizoCon is really about.

Then you'll be better armed to make a decision about future PaizoCons.

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Monkplayer wrote:

Hmmmm.... Badge and Banquet CHECK....Flight from East Coast...CHECK.....Room reserved CHECK

Attending first PaizoCon...CHECK

What???? There's NO INFORMATION I can find on the convention events? I don't play Pathfinder Society so what else is there to do? I want to do some role-playing but not Pathfinder Society.
What other events, work shops, are there?

Where is a list of what happened at last years 2012 PaizoCon?

Help a "newbie" out here! I'm sure many first time attenders have the same questions. ;)

Hey Monkplayer,

It will be another few months before we begin to post the events. We are still coordinating the Special Guests and working on our internal programming for the show.

We will have a variety of panels and workshops that are open seating, as well as open gaming areas and plenty of non-Pathfinder Society gaming.

Keep your eyes peeled for more news!

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TriOmegaZero wrote:
I made a mistake, and I'm trying to rectify it. We'll see what happens.

It is still early enough in the process that Customer Service can help refund your tickets if it ends up that you cannot attend. Just let us know!

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Digitalelf wrote:
Any plans on selling the other "styles" they make, such as the milk, or white chocolate here on Paizo.com?

This is the only product that the manufacturer is offering through the Hobby distribution channel so far. I may look into ordering direct from the manufacturer but since these are *perishable* I'm not sure how many SKUs I want to have on hand.

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Ezekiel 25:17 wrote:
waltero wrote:
Will the Meet and Greet be somewhere onsite now? or is there a nearby alternative?
Not sure exactly where this hotel is compared to other "Airport" hotels but if it's not too far away I found a place last trip to Seattle that was a 50's diner style. Huge meals, reasonable prices. I know where it is, right by the new Hampton Inn, just trying to recall the name.

My best guess is that may have been the 13 Coins...?

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JoelF847 wrote:
What's the parking situation at the hotel for those of us who are local and won't be staying at the hotel? Can we pay the day parking rate and park at the hotel, or is that for guests only?

Te rates we've shown should be available to all of our attendees. Just be sure to mention that you are there for PaizoCon.

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Yes, the books are finally in the warehouse and they look amazing...and in time for the Holidays!

If we can have everyone please remember to double check their address and payment method before Monday that would be great.

Happy Turkey Day!

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Lots of folks are using the PDFs of the maps to import into d20pro (or whatever online software they have) and are playing virtually. Liz here at the office has been running a group of us through our Jade Regent AP this way and it's been great.

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Just wanted to let everyone know that these are now back in stock! We just received what they had leftover from Gen Con so get them while they last.

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Are wrote:
Lisa Stevens wrote:

Just to fill in here. We actually printed more than normal for this book because we feel it is one of our core campaign setting books. Not as much as we should have it seems. However, we are going to go back to print on this book so that future Pathfinder fans will be able to buy it and read the coolness that James has injected into our planetary system. So it won't be sold out for long! Second print run already ordered!

-Lisa

Do you have a ballpark idea of when that second print run will be available? My credit card wants to know ;)

We are expecting these back in sometime in mid September.

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Thanks for the kind words everyone. I had a blast at the con and hearing that you all had fun as well makes it all worth it! See you next year. :)

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That's a good idea and we'll try to fast-track the GMs...but we've also revamped the check-in process so it should go much more quickly!

Registration will begin at 7AM.

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TheHellCypher wrote:
Are there plans to have this set available again?

I don't believe that they've made any kind of decision about issuing a new Starter Set or new coin packs but I'll be keen to discuss this with them in person at Gen Con. Hopefully I come away with some good news to report. Until then, stay tuned.

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expatriorc wrote:
Will registration be open the day before to pick up badges ahead of time?

I've thought a lot about this option and right now I'm leaning towards NO because there's so much involved in setting up for registration.

We're trying to streamline the registration process this year and I'm hopeful that we will be able to cycle folks thru the line much faster and get you all off to your games on time.

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Ok so the hotel's official policy is "outside alcohol in meeting spaces and public spaces is strictly prohibited" so keep the homebrew in your hotel room (or on the DL).

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I'm still waiting for an official response from the hotel so stay tuned!

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I'm heading over to the hotel to drop off some paperwork so I'll ask and get back to you all.

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I just wanted to let everyone know that this book is being pushed back to a July release. It is currently on hold in customs and won't be delivered in time to make this month's subscription run.

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Open Design, HeroLab, Super Genius, Zombie Sky Press, LPJ, Fire Mountain Games, and Looking for Group will all be attending as well as others.

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We are working on a more efficient registration process so hopefully things will go faster.

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We are working on making this change now. Hopefully it should be live in a bit.

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I was trying to do you all a favor and have the evening games start and end at an earlier time but if everyone would rather shift all the 6PM open gaming slots to 7PM then I'm prepared to do that. Just let me know and we'll make it so. At the end of the day it's YOUR show and we just want everyone to have fun so help me do that. :)

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