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QuidEst wrote:Anybody (devs too if they want!) feel like sharing stuff they really loved?
Mr. Brookes already covered one of the most awesome aspects of this book, and that was the unparalleled collaboration between all the teams. We had a blast talking about real-world mysticism and debating esoteric topics, and putting our heads together to bring those concepts to the gametable. Erik and I had about a year of bouncing this totally bizarre, gonzo stuff between us that we obsess over in real-life, wondering how in the world all this was going to manifest in a hardcover. But finally bringing the developers in was like watching the slo-mo walk of career badasses in Reservoir Dogs--they arrived to get. it. done. Then they called in the freelancers they knew got what we were doing and it was just about the most crack operation I've seen in RPG publishing.
It was pleasure working with Brandon and the rest of the team on this. For me, personally, it was kind of like getting a crash course in Occultism 101 since I dug deeper into the topic than I ever had before. Many tomes were purchased for research (as well as the whole Akira manga, for me) to both get the right feel for the topic and inspiration. I particularly enjoyed a lot of the bold choices Paizo made in this book- skill unlocks, new subsystems, and some very meaty archetypes. I think you'll see the passion people had on this project really come through.