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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.
The PDF Sale does not stack with the Pathfinder Advantage discount—generally speaking, only the greater of discounts will apply when you shop on Paizo.com, with the exception of our holiday card discount.
Joseph Davis wrote:
I had to set the game down for a few days after the Overlord DLC. That was...trying. But the payoff in ME3...
David Archer: “I’ve been counting.”
Shepard: “Anything in particular?”
David Archer: “The number of days you lengthened my life.”
(Also, I really had to make a Mass Effect reference on N7 Day. :D )
Caedwyr, you seem to lamenting the point that we're opting to interpret a concept mechanically different than how others have done it. By your logic, does that mean that Paizo should get upset by the fact third-party publishers are choosing to interpret the base mechanics in a different way? Should Paizo get upset about talented rangers and rogues? Over spell-less rangers? Detectives? People are going to have different interpretations of different themes, and the Open Gaming License *encourages* people to do that. You are no more required to use Paizo's interpretations than you are the third-party versions. Paizo opted not to use the point system for psionics—Dreamscarred has done more than a fine job regarding filling that niche for customers looking for that, and stepping on their toes for that is not something that is going to happen.
Next, on the topic of using third-party material in Pathfinder books—contrary to common belief, Paizo freelancers and even Paizo staff do *not* automatically get access to third-party material. Using these materials means that the freelancer must have access to it, rules will have to be added to the text written (eating up precious word count), and the developers also need access to it. There's a whole logistical chain that makes adding third-party material more difficult than you might believe, but it's not insignificant. (Also, you might not believe the sheer *volume* of Pathfinder compatible material that's available. It's enormous—thousands of products, and I'm not talking about our own.)
In conclusion, not every interpretation of a concept is going to be work for everybody. That's the beauty of the Open Game License and Open Game Content—we *can* make something that appeals to our design sensibilities, and others can do the same for themselves.
I'm fairly certain that it's been stated that Paizo didn't want to do psionics (or rather, psychic magic) in Golarion until Paizo figured out *how* they were going to work in the setting—Occult Adventures is that way. Dreamscarred Press's Ultimate Psionics is one way to do it, and there's certainly nothing stopping you from using it if that's your preference.
captain yesterday wrote:
Keep the negativity off these forums entirely, thank you, unless you're planning to be constructive about it.
Kitchen Sink: Complete an adventure in every nation of the Inner Sea.