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Now, fans of D&D 5E can also get a taste of the Southlands :)
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 :)
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' @%$##% ... I say Thank You!
All excellent and certainly valid points!
@calagnar - trust me, the folks at Paizo are FAR from lazy! They are some of the hardest working people around.
Mark Seifter wrote:
I'd say they absolutely have figured out your hours! The mornings before you guys get in are murder, as are the hours after you guys leave. The weekends tend to be even worse.
Unless you guys can figure out some way to keep these pieces of %#$! 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 ...
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 ...
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 :)
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 :)
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
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
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!
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.
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!
Phil Greeley/Rochandil Calenlad wrote:
There area a few threads on this already that may well contain the answers you seek!
That should get you started!
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.
Fans of this adventure or sahuagin in general, please check out and consider backing
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!!!
Marc Radle wrote:
And, just announced newest stretch goal ... chapter 20: Jinnborn written by Stephen Radney-MacFarland!
Woo hoo! Day 12 and more than 500 backers so far!!!
Steven T. Helt wrote:
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
'Blinding light and flowing dark,
'No one comes to this world to stay
— from the sahuagin cal’mecac ("sayings of the old")
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!
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! :)
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 :)
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.!