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Barachiel Shina wrote:
It is indeed another topic. But they are two interpretations for a similar topic, and they can both exist in the game system. :)
I'll give James (and others) a bonus to their Knowledge (convention logistics) check here.
The Shining Fool wrote:
I have an idea for a drinking contest illustration between Valeros, Amiri, Crowe, and Alain. :)
i second Hawkmoon269's question for those of us with a pre-order added to our subscriptions shipment will the pre-order be moved back to the sidecart or might it stuck the shipment till September? (got one added to my subs shipment by CS last week because of an error on my part and that worries me and i'm probably not the only one)
I'm pretty sure that the Customer Service Dire Carebear Manager has a plan for y'all. :-)
DM Papa.DRB wrote:
Already done—I know how we gamers are. ;)
I am not the Dark God you must appease for that, alas.
Red Velvet Tiger wrote:
Where he's going in my sketchbook, he doesn't need leather.
Also, I feel compelled to point out that when art is depicted in either extreme all the time is the problem. There's a time and place for pinups, and a time and place for being an armored juggernaut, and a wide variety between both points is most desirable and as the situation of the art warrants. :)
*scribbles a note in her sketchbook*
Owen KC Stephens wrote:
That's what I was thinking as well—it was a convenient alignment of shadowy portent. :D
The company was Fantastic Gallery, and while I was just a freelancer and so not privy to any intra-company discussions, I'm fairly sure it was because the book had gratuitous amounts of T and A. ;)
Yeah, that would be why not to claim compatibility. :)
Craig Bonham 141 wrote:
Thunderscape is from Kyoudai Games.
Since I'm the arbiter of what ends on the front page of the website...
I want to promote all of Paizo's products, and get people excited about the latest releases and licensed products—that is the heart of my job here, and that's the biggest priority.
I want to get people excited about third-party products for Pathfinder, as that helps promote our Pathfinder RPG line, and helps create a sense of community among the publishers and our mutual customers. I want people to know that if we don't publish something that they want for their game, there is an excellent chance that somebody else does, and I want them to know about it.
But gaming is so much more than our own products. Once you start gaming, you're much more amenable to play other kinds of games, whether it's a different roleplaying game, a board game, card game, or whatever. I want to let people know about these games too, as a healthy gaming industry helps everybody, and that's why I will be talking about the latest edition of Dungeons & Dragons. I absolutely loathe the "my game is better than your game" mentality, and I will continue to heartily reject it, and occasionally showcase non-d20-based roleplaying games as the schedule (and potential for sales) permits. (There are certain products that don't sell well on our site—wargames, for example—so I do not focus on them as much as roleplaying games.)
Expanding on what Mark said, not only does Paizo's RPG store business want to remain friendly to third parties, and there is probably some minor amount of not wanting to tread close to antimonopoly laws...
I do want to be friendly to third parties, but anti-monopoly laws are not even on my radar as for why. :)
There is another side of the coin for the RPG Store business, that is, they don't want clients who currently shop here for other third party sites to necessarily go to one of the competitor sites to purchase this game...
We've said it before, but we don't care *where* you get our games. Buy it where it makes the most sense for you and your gaming budget.
... and then possibly lose future revenue to that site for other third party content (and possibly first, I'm not sure if Drive Thru RPG carries Paizo PDF products?)
Paizo PDFs are only sold on our site, but there is a huge variety of PDFs (and print-on-demand!) through Drive Thru, so it balances out in an overall sense.
Essentially by ensuring their clients can get all of their products here they prevent their clients becoming promiscuous with the other RPG shops and preserve revenue future revenue streams. They don't want you to go to the effort of creating an account on their competitors sites because it informs their competitors you exist, and helps them market to you, and removes your barrier to entry for future purchases.
Again, I do not care if people shop elsewhere—of course I want people to shop at Paizo.com, and I do my best to make it easier for people to do so, but again, people will shop where it makes the most sense for them. It's hardly an "us vs. them" mentality that drives my decisions for Paizo.com, it's a "how can I focus this so that this is appealing to our customers so that they will make their purchase on our site." Even if you don't make your final purchase on our site, you will know about the product, and again, a healthy game industry is good for everybody.
Sara Marie wrote:
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?!
YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE WROUGHT.
Merisiel Sillvari wrote:
I try not to say his name... Saying his name attracts his attention. >.>
I am not Crystal, but...maybe because no matter what sex you are, we all have features about ourselves that we would like to change, and some that we would like to keep. Maybe Shardra is perfectly happy with herself as she is. Maybe she's not. Maybe she doesn't want a cursed item. There isn't a blanket situation or statement to cover all possible variations of transfolk and how they feel about their bodies—it's a very individual journey, and I have yet to meet two that have the exact same mindset.
Gender is not a black and white, 0 to 100, either/or situation. But the closer we can get to our idealized self, the better off we are—and I think Shardra has found it. (May we all be so lucky.)
Black Powder Chocobo wrote:
Pretty sure we can arrange for some fairly heinous bonuses to that attack. ;)