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If you're not trying to be compatible with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, you do not need to use the Pathfinder Compatibility License. You'll want to use the Open Gaming License and System Reference Document instead, which is here.
Jon, other folks have covered things fairly well, but I do have some additional links in my profile regarding third-party publishing. It's been stated previously, but bears repeating again: both the Open Gaming License and the Pathfinder Compatibility License are legal documents. If you don't understand them, do not publish anything until you do.
As one of the judges for that round...
...Artistic talent is *not* required. What is needed is a clear, easy to read map that the cartographer can turn into the lush maps you see in our adventures. Locations with elements that would lead to an interesting fight (elevation, terrain, cover), are what you need to design for your adventure, and you need to be able to clearly communicate that in a glance. Don't forget to think like a GM *and* a player—what would you want to see in a map at the table?
There should be a general rule against complaining about the presence of threads which you are not interested in but other people are.
Pretty sure it's covered under Rule Zero.
A reminder, this is a tricksy topic. These are the kinds of questions that roleplaying can explore, should you and your players want to. Some do—others don't. Telling somebody they're playing the game wrong isn't cool—it's their game, not yours. Be civil to each other, and learn to step away from the keyboard if you feel yourself getting too heated.
Oly, I'd recommend watching the "We Shall Remain" and "Ken Burns' The West" documentaries if you want to learn more about some of the past (and current) U.S. policy towards Native Americans.
Removed several posts and their replies. Please don't trivialize rape by using it as an off-handed and hyperbolic example of old school gaming.
Doomkitten, if there's anything that my trans friends have taught me is that no matter who you are, the closer we can get to our idealized self, the happier each of us will be. You get to define you—nobody else does. I'm so happy for you, and I am happy imagining the smile on your face—one that will only get wider as you begin your transition. ^_^
Qakisst Vishtani wrote:
Nope. John le Carré's characters didn't appear to be the singing and dancing type. :P
Brian E. Harris wrote:
If this has already been covered and someone has a link for me, sweet, but, why isn't this part of a subscription?
Because a lot of people who subscribe to the Pathfinder RPG line (which this book is a part of) are not the target audience for this book—it's geared more towards people that do not have 10+ years of d20 system mastery. After including the Beginner Box with RPG subscriptions, Paizo got a lot of feedback from customers asking not to include such material in their subscriptions by default.
Are there any other books lately (say, last 18 months or so) that I may have missed because they aren't part of a sub?
James Jacobs wrote:
If the Chinese printer screwed up as it appears, I bet someone has already been sent to a gulag for it.
This is a really extreme reaction, and really uncalled for. An interesting fact is that we've had more people complain about the print quality of our products when it's printed in North America than when it's printed in China.
I thin Paizo should make the PDF available for purchase, and reimburse/charge $10 less to subscribers who should get one for free on the processing of their phsical book order/sub. Less of a wait for the desperate! :D
Trying to get this set up and functioning correctly is a technical hurdle we do not need on our plates right now, to be honest.
Third-party bundles are handled in an entirely different manner, and there are a number of hoops and manual hand-holding that needs to be done when this happens. Trying to do something similar with our own products opens up a whole different can of worms.
Well, I think the Advanced Class Guide getting the wrong logo wasn't the printer's fault. And my sense is that the card game isn't printed by the same printers as the RPG line.
Correct and correct.
Matt Thomason wrote:
Paul Watson wrote:
Also, Paizo try very hard not to make bricks and mortar stores mad at them by selling through their website earlier than the street date. This would seem to come close to this, so it's probably unlikely.
Both of these things, yes.
Having another delay on this book is immensely frustrating for everybody here at Paizo, but we would rather have a book delayed to meet our production standards than sell sub-standard product.
Wow. How does that even happen? Is there a transition point where the ink is dry enough to look dry, but still damp enough to transfer given pressure and time?
There is, but there's also a lot of environmental factors (relative humidity, the density of the ink on the rollers) that could have affected things.