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Shag Solomon

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Pathfinder Society Member. 6,693 posts (6,749 including aliases). 13 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 2 aliases.


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Now, fans of D&D 5E can also get a taste of the Southlands :)

Southlands Heroes Now Available – 5th Edition Compatible

Also, a little birdie told me that Kobold Press just might be announcing something pretty big and pretty awesome at GenCon about which 5E fans will be pretty stoked .... but you didn't hear that from me :)

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What surprises me most is that there seems to be no way to go after these people legally. I'm sure the fact that they are (apparently) in a different country doesn't help, but still ...

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In regards to the awesome Paizo folks manning the digital walls to take out the spammers before they can do too much damage, I think Col. Jessep from A few Good Men said it best ...

"We live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by people with ban hammers. Who's gonna do it? You? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves forums. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at the game table, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like IP address, source code, moderator. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to someone who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way."

So to the folks fighting to keep out forums safe and clear of these spamming pieces o' @%$##% ... I say Thank You!

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Gauss wrote:

calagnar, I can think of several possible reasons for the PDF to not be released until the second printing.

1) If they release the second printing PDF now and then make changes before the physical second printing they have to release an updated second printing PDF. That means there would be two second printing PDFs floating around which would be confusing for people.

2) You are assuming that the second printing is already created. The errata does not mean all the text fitting is completed already, it could just mean that they know what they want the new text to say.

3) Those people who want the physical copy may feel slighted that the PDF is published before the physical copy. IE: why would Paizo alienate one group (hardback purchasers) over PDF purchasers?

These are just possibilities, I am not a publisher so I don't know the industry specifics but there are probably very good reasons not to publish a PDF until the physical book is also published.

All excellent and certainly valid points!

@calagnar - trust me, the folks at Paizo are FAR from lazy! They are some of the hardest working people around.

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Mark Seifter wrote:
Dragoncat wrote:
They have returned. To battle stations!
Either they are figuring out when our hours usually end, or maybe they are just starting up their work day.

I'd say they absolutely have figured out your hours! The mornings before you guys get in are murder, as are the hours after you guys leave. The weekends tend to be even worse.

Unless you guys can figure out some way to keep these pieces of %#$! out completely, it almost seems like Paizo needs moderators to alternate hours and/or work from home to take care of these attacks during the non Paizo work hours.

I'm actually starting to wonder if this is less random spam, and more some kind of sustained, intentional attack specifically on Paizo

The honest truth is, unless this problem is fixed, the forums are going to become pretty much useless except during Paizo business hours. I know I've said it before, but the situation is really becoming depressing ...

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pezlerpolychromatic wrote:
I wake up and boot my computer, and what do I see? Nearly every post on the side is spam. This is bad, folks, this is bad.

I have to admit, I admire those that can take a more cheerful, humorous approach to this. For me, seeing the crushing amount of spam on the forums for the majority of each day (the obvious exception being the 8 or so hours each week day when the moderators are working) is getting depressing, discouraging, frustrating and, frankly, disheartening for me personally.

I LOVE this site and these forums, but seeing the huge (and, it seems, increasing) amount of this spam garbage in more and more forums is making it harder and harder for me to even want to come to the forums anymore. It really sucks that these #*&%!$ spammers can just crap all over a site and make it almost unusable :(

Coming to these forums has gone from what was once an extremely enjoyable way to spend some time ... to a real slog because of the spam.

And yet, it seems like there is little that can be done, either to stop it OR to go after them and prosecute the spammers in some meaningful way. They just get to do it and we just have to just sit here and take it.

Sorry, it's just becoming really depressing to see it happen ...

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Yes, there really was a D&D summer camp ...

Shippensburg University, in my home state of Pennsylvania, held week-long D&D camps every summer during the mid-eighties?

It was an awesome, geeky time! Head over and learn more (and check out an ... ahem ... awesome photo :)

One Time, at D&D Camp ...

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I think this will be of interest to anyone who plays RPGs ...

How many people know that Shippensburg University, in Pennsylvania, held week-long D&D camps every summer during the mid-eighties?

It was an awesome, geeky time! Head over and learn more (and check out an ... ahem ... awesome photo :)

One Time, at D&D Camp ...

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Yeah, it's really getting out of control (and sort of depressing). They've obviouy figured out to flood multiple forums with this crap in the morning before the Paizo staff gets in and then in the evening after they leave.

The sheer amount of spam I encounter each morning and again each evening is making it very tough to want to even come to the forums any more (or at least only during Paizo's business hours)

Paizo folks, PLEASE do something. The 'just flag them each day so we can get rid of them when we get in each morning) approach just isn't working any more

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Remember when this was about STAR WARS The Force Awakens?

Those were good times ....

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So ... is it possible to just remove those Asian characters as options from the site? It feels like doing that would hinder these jerks' ability to spam the site quite a bit ....

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Perplexed, maybe dial the vitriol back just a bit. The folks at Paizo (and Paizo as a company in general) are absolutely the best. They're all great people who are passionate about gaming. Bring up issues politely and with respect and I think you'll find they are more than willing to try and help

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If Third Party classes are allowed, I might direct you to the Theurge Base Class presented in the New Paths Compendium from Kobold Press.

Why wait for a prestige class when you can go with a base class instead ? :)

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I've never seen the hardcover edition from Mongoose, but my understanding is that these 4 are greatly improved, expanded on and added to, so for that reason alone I'd go with these.

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These are absolutely facinating books - I highly reccomend all 4!

I actually think the author's style and the decade by decade format is perfect for the topic. The amount of info and the way you can see it all interconnects is highly interesting and informative.

The fact that the books concentrates solely on tabletop, pen-and-paper roleplaying is a strong selling point. In fact, far from being a negative, it is the very point of the books - to chronical the history of tabletop, pen-and-paper RPGs. I'm sure a similar book about video games or whatever will come along, but that was never the intent of these books.

Again, these are really excellent books and well worth the money

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What is countdown? I'm a big Star Trek fan but I don't know what this is ...

Regarding Star Wars and canon - can you elaborate? I've seen nothing about The Force Awakens that suggests Abrams is ignoring established events from the previous 6 movies. Are you talking about events from books?

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Nice!!!!!

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Thanks Liz!!!

I’m excited to see this finally released into the world! Although not my first published adventure, Shadows of the Dusk Queen IS my first adventure published by Kobold Press, which makes it extra special to me!

This includes a 12-page art and map appendix. I always loved those great AD&D modules that included pages of art so you could actually show the players what they see for each encounter, so this is my homage of that.

Can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks!

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I trust the show's producers. I haven't read the books, but so far the pacing, plot development and ratio of action to quiter, dialogue scenes has been just about perfect.

As has been said before (about this and other successful book adaptations) what works well in books often does not translate effectively to film. Producers have to change things up, trim portions and tighten up plot threads in order to make books work in film, which is, afterall, an entirely different medium.

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Congrats on funding so quickly!!!!

How does the "for Pathfinder and 5th Edition" part work? Are you producing a Pathfinder version and a separate 5th Edition version or are you doing one version with dual Pathfinder and 5th Edition statas?

If I missed that explanation on the Kickstarter page, I chalk it up to not enough coffee!

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So, the question is: Are Skills considered Class Features when comparing Archetypes.

Might I suggest as many people as possible FAQ *this* post (because the Developers have requested that a question be stated as clearly and concisely as possible) and we'll see if we can get it officially clarified

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Wow, very cool!

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When did 'stealth' become a verb? That's what I wanna know!

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Phil Greeley/Rochandil Calenlad wrote:

Hi All,

I am hoping to get some answers to these many questions I have as an aspiring 3PP. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Thanks,
Phil

There area a few threads on this already that may well contain the answers you seek!

Some Questions about Third party publishing

Publishing Questions

Do's and Don't's of 3rd Party Pathfinder Supplements?

Third party artwork

That should get you started!

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Nice write up about Larger Than Life: Giants

Check it out! :)

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...and I believe YOU meant British gaming magazine White Dwarf, not White Wolf :)

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Set wrote:


Lamia ...

I think you just might be pleased with this issue then ... :)

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Yes, but what about a skelotel champion?

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Anyone high enough level to dipel magic on the greater invisibility hiding the photo? :)

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This is a pretty darn cool book. It's loaded with lots of gianty goodness!

And is that cover not awesome?!?!?!?!

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As pretty much, well ... always, Liz is correct :)

There is stock art out there. Most is reasonably priced. The quality can run from pretty mediocre to pretty darn good.

If you are a smaller and/or new publisher and you need to make every copper count, stock art can be the way to go.

If you are an artist, you definitely want to value your work correctly and accurately. Certainly don't over price yourself, but don't under value yourself either! And, free is pretty much always going to fall into the 'under value yourself' category.

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Out of curiosity, how are these connected to Pathfinder Society? The thread title seems to imply some sort of PFS connection ...

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Fans of this adventure or sahuagin in general, please check out and consider backing
The Advanced Races Compendium

More than a dozen new and expanded PFPRG heroes: tieflings, gearforged, lizardfolk, aasimar, kobolds, and many more, in rich detail in a beautiful full color hardcover book

We're in the final 24 hours and, if we can reach the next stretch goal, we add a sahuagin chapter to the book! I based much of this final chapter on the sahuagin work I wrote for Sunken Pyramid (with Creighton's extremely generous blessing)

So please check it out and consider backing so we can get lots of sahuagin goodness into the book!!!

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Only about $700 or so until Chapter 18: The Drow

And then on to Chapter 19: The Dhampir !!!

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Marc Radle wrote:

Next Goal reached - more awesome art goes into the book AND backers get to have input into said art :)

Next up on the stretch goal docket ... chapter 18: Drow and chapter 19: Dhampir!

And, just announced newest stretch goal ... chapter 20: Jinnborn written by Stephen Radney-MacFarland!

Also, check out these Kickstarter Sneak Peeks: Drow and Hunt Mystery

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Next Goal reached - more awesome art goes into the book AND backers get to have input into said art :)

Next up on the stretch goal docket ... chapter 18: Drow and chapter 19: Dhampir!

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Woo hoo! Day 12 and more than 500 backers so far!!!

Steven T. Helt wrote:

Man..you are right about that Marc. We need to make sure the book has some old school in it and those would be a fine addition!

Somebody take the plunge and back a sahuagin chapter!

Absolutely! In fact, (and this is just wild speculation of course ...) I'll bet a sahuagin chapter might have stuff like:

'Battle is the song of a thousand cries
Let yours sound loudest
Your beating heart the most sought after prize
To give it, the most sacred gift'

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'Blinding light and flowing dark,
Life, death, strength, weakness, blood and stone
From the Time of the Seven Caves, to the Time of the End
and all is for us!'

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'No one comes to this world to stay
Not stone, not gods, not bone or sea
Yet blood is eternal,
Soul and forever, flowing like fire in the deep.'

— from the sahuagin cal’mecac ("sayings of the old")

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Only $300 or so until the Minotaur chapter is added to the book!

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Kalshane wrote:
I'd say it's the same as any other industry. People tend to move around different companies within their area of expertise. And with the RPG industry being as small as it is, it's not surprising to the see the same names and companies come up again and again.

Pretty much this exactly.

Heck, it's pretty common for Paizo employees and Wizards employees to hang out socially and even game together regularly. In fact, there are games made up of Paizo employees, Wizards employees, and/or folks from other big 3PP companies. The fact is, many of these people are friends that just happen to work for competing companies.

Let's face it, Sean is a very cool guy and a heck of a talented game designer. Whatever company he works for is lucky indeed!

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Aaaaannnnndddddd ... FUNDED!!!!

Now come the stretch goals!

First up, cool stuff like HeroLab files, additional chapters on minotaur, trollkin and drow ... and that's for starters :)

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Just wanted to pop in and say how much fun I had working up mythic class features for the 4 Kobold Press New Paths Compendium classes featured in the book (battle scion, shaman, spell-less ranger and white necromancer)

I was honored to get the chance and I had a blast doing them!

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If you want to try playing an awakened animal, have I got an adventure for you!

Kobold Press has a cool little adventure called Nevermore by Richard Pett in which you all play awakened ravens. As if that's not cool enough for you, it's available for the super secret, low low price of ... free! :)

Pop over and download your copy before Richard or Wolfgang find out! :)

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This book will be very useful for folks that don't use the Midgard campaign setting actually!

Most of the text will be setting-neutral - in many, if not most cases, I think the Midgard-specific material will be in sidebars and the like.

Wolfgang or others much more involved in the text/content itself can confirm or deny this of course :)

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I also love the darakhul and ravenfolk art!

Every single race in the book gets a new figure illustration just like that and they are all AWESOME!!!! :)

More than $14,000 in 2 days! Funding goal is in sight and then the stretch goals are revealed and the real fun starts :)

Please spread the word!

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Also, there will be lots of new art AND if we start hitting stretch goals, all new content! In fact, I know the author of one of the all new race chapters VERY well :)

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For those that may have missed it, there is a new Update:

"The kobolds in the word mines are cheering—the core Southlands book is at the printer, as is the poster map! Soon enough we'll see rounds of printer's proofs! We're almost there with the first book. Huzzah!"

Pop over to the Southlands Kickstarter page to read the rest, as well as check out the final cover spread etc.!

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... and lamia flower girl!

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