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Developer. FullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 7,779 posts (8,558 including aliases). 19 reviews. No lists. 3 wishlists. 5 Pathfinder Society characters. 19 aliases.


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Vic Wertz wrote:
Mark Moreland wrote:
I suggest next year that everyone who didn't go to PaizoCon go.
That's 7.3 billion people! We're gonna need a bigger hotel...

First world problems.

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Auriea wrote:
Aww, I don't see the Iconic Kineticist..... And he looked so awesome!

She.

Cthulhudrew wrote:
I want a stuffed pugwampi. :'(

Every attempt to manufacture them on a large scale has resulted in factory fires, jammed equipment, and very poor safety ratings. I don't think spreading them throughout the world would be in humanity's best interest.

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Just finished this last night. Loved it. Want to see an illustration of Radovan in his final "costume."

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melferburque wrote:
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Garrett Guillotte wrote:
Someone said "crawdad." :( :( :(
I know, right!?!
I'm a seattle native and always called them crawdads. we had them in the creek behind my house when I was a kid. am I missing something?

No, you're not missing anything. The Cajuns are just being intolerant of regional dialects, which is weird when you consider Creole. In any case, I was the "offending party" and I'm not sorry. Crawdads forever!

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Not really, no. Maybe a few little bits in passing, but it was never the topic of discussion, at least in panels I was on.

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xebeche wrote:
Mark Moreland stole my pen while playing Legendary. Who can I talk to about this? :P

I didn't steal it, you walked away before I could give it back. If you would like, I can have it placed in your sidecart and it will be returned along with your next subscription shipment (that's totally not a hassle, right Customer Service team?). In any case, the pen served me well for the rest of the con, and for that you should feel nothing but pride.

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We confirmed at PaizoCon that the six cities are located in (and written by): Arcadia (Adam Daigle); central Casmaron (James L. Sutter); Iblydos (John Compton); Kaoling (Rob McCreary); southern Garund (Crystal Frasier); Vudra (me!)

We'll have more information as the book gets closer to release.

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I liked that I got to see so many fans, volunteers, players, families, and business partners all concentrated in one hotel! So much Pathfinder-related fun!

The snooze button on my alarm clock could have worked better by allowing me to sleep in just a few more minutes each time I pressed it.

I suggest next year that everyone who didn't go to PaizoCon go.

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I know that they can be relatively easily modified, but the collector in me won't allow me to do so. Any I have a lot of duplicates of I might try, but none of the rares.

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Kemiroch wrote:

Just like Marvel/Disney marketing, Black Widow is omitted :(

What is that scenery?

To be honest, I really looked for her. Among the thousands of Clix I have, it can be really hard to find any single figure, especially when said figure is relatively small and mostly black. I did find Gamora, but the GotG weren't as good a fit for this fight as the Avengers. Maybe next time I run it?

As for the terrain, those are something Lisa bought for the office from a Kickstarter, but what company produces them or if they're still available, I don't know.

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This thread is so much fun to read. I don't get to participate in this sort of wild speculation anymore, so thanks for letting me live vicariously through all of you. You still have 2 days to keep at it until we announce the next AP at the banquet, so keep it up!

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jemstone wrote:
Arnwyn wrote:


Loads of reruns combined with a couple of shows you can't get anywhere else, so you're still stuck with buying the channel if you want to see any of them (before they're out on DVD).
I don't see an issue with this.

Yeah, this isn't so different from Netflix. You pay for a bunch of stuff you don't watch to get to see the stuff you do. And if you decide you do want to watch the stuff you don't watch, you already have it at your fingertips.

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Sharoth wrote:

Alton Brown just called. He is haveing a Star Wars cooking show.

First, add blue food coloring to the milk.

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Star Wars Christmas special on repeat, 24/7? I'm down.

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It's also worth noting that the creative content of the novels is still being handled by Paizo. So if you've liked the level of diversity and representation of women and queer characters in past Pathfinder Tales novels, expect that to remain. While Tor is publishing the books and handling their distribution, Paizo is still developing the content within them.

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With 5 of 6 players chiming in, it looks like Eye of the Crocodile King is the winner. Please bring a character between levels 1 and 5. See you then!

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xavier c wrote:
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xavier c wrote:

1)what is the Cervapral like?

2)what is Talmandor like?

They're both just celestial furries, really. Agathions. Geez.
Do you have a problem with furries?

No, just being sarcastically reductive of an entire subtype of outsider. They're anthropomorphic animals from the upper planes. Lulz.

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xavier c wrote:

1)what is the Cervapral like?

2)what is Talmandor like?

They're both just celestial furries, really. Agathions. Geez.

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Dragon78 wrote:
So will this one say what part of Golarion each monster is found like the Inner Sea Bestiary did?

If there's room for such information, yes. But some of these monsters aren't specific to a region. Rather, they can exist anywhere, but their existence is generally occluded from public knowledge, hence their inclusion in the "occult" bestiary. Some are definitely from one place in particular, but most can fit in occult campaigns set in a variety of places.

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Valantrix1 wrote:
*Sigh* No PDF format anymore... I guess I'm out. Being blind is a real drag sometimes. Hopefully it will come out in audio, although I'm certainly not counting on it.

Hey Valantrix! Sutter is out today, but I'll point him at this thread when he's back in the office and maybe he can shed more light on the topic. In the meantime, I did a web search to see if Tor had any plans for an audio recording of this book, and they did solicit an audiobook version of it along with the print and digital formats, so it looks like there will be one. Their site doesn't mention a time frame for release, nor if other titles will have similar treatment, but it does look like this book, at least, will be released as an audiobook. Again, Sutter can likely provide more information when he gets back in the office.

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Yes. Way too early. We haven't even ordered the art yet.

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Pillbug Toenibbler wrote:
Oooo, Southern Garund... can Crystal please write this section?

Funny you should request that...

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MMCJawa wrote:
Yay on getting more info, but Nay that we are cramming all of Golarion in one book...

We're keeping the details on each region limited to a gazetteer of a single city for each, so this book doesn't preclude further expansion of any of the areas in question. We didn't need to cram the entire Inner Sea region into Cities of Golarion or Towns of the Inner Sea, and this book will take largely the same format.

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Yes, the trade prince is married to another man, and they have three daughters.

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The Redemption Engine features the city of Kaer Maga, written by the location's creator and Paizo's fiction editor, James L. Sutter. The first third of the Pathfinder's Journal novella, The Compass Stone (edited and largely written by Sutter), takes place in Varisia, with sections in such locations as Magnimar, Korvosa, Kaer Maga, and the Cinderlands. The novella, Light of a Distant Star, by Bill Ward, takes place in
Riddleport.

A number of web fiction short stories are also set in Varisia, including:


Looks like you've got quite the reading list

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Tharizdhun wrote:

Mark,

do we have to drop the ones we played?
Jim

Yes, if you know you won't be able to legally gain credit for something you've already played, please vote for other scenarios. If we end up with a player being unable to play the scenario we finally land on, I'll deal with that at the time, but I'm pretty sure we won't run into it.

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John Compton wrote:
Majuba wrote:

In Service to Lore ... isn't retired... is it?

Congrats to everyone who got this event!

This is clearly what I get for copy/pasting Mark Moreland's list. *Shakes fist at Mark*

No, In Service to Lore is not retired.

Ha! Fooled you!

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Once event trading ends (or before if you aren't trying to trade this event away because why would you do that), please list your three top preferences from the following list. I want to determine what scenario we'll be playing as soon as possible to ensure I have the necessary time to update it.

The Asmodeus Mirage
Blood at Dralkard Manor
The Eternal Obelisk
Eye of the Crocodile King
Hands of the Muted God
In Service to Lore
Skeleton Moon
Stay of Execution
The Third Riddle
To Delve the Dungeon Deep
The Trouble with Secrets
A Vision of Betrayal

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I'm really excited for this event's sophomore offering, and look forward to discussing the wiki in depth with everyone who attends. Please feel free to ask any questions you might have, suggest topics for discussion, or declare your anticipation here!

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Why isn't my employee discount working, dammit!?

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Turin the Mad wrote:

Arcadia needs a clean break from "humans, humans, everywhere". Why not a lizardfolk Empire, a theocracy of sentient tyrannosaurs or any number of other possibilities instead of " oh, look, more humans / [insert PC race here] ".

If there's a time to take a step into an alien culture that isn't dead set on turning everyone into slime-covered meat snacks (aboleths) or slave labor meat snacks (serpentfolk) but has their own distinct culture, Arcadia is the place.

Considering there's the lizardfolk nation of Droon in southern Garund, we are unlikely to also place one in Arcadia. That said, there are a ton of races that don't yet have a corner of the map to call their own, so it's entirely possible another "monstrous" race will get their own civilization in Arcadia as well as other places on the map.

As to whether Arcadia is the best fit for where alien, monster people live, that's a tricky question. One of the goals of the Pathfinder campaign setting is that there be representation for players of all sorts, and that includes many players who identify as native american (of any number of specific heritages). To insinuate, even unintentionally, that people from Arcadia (read "America") are monster people that you won't be able to easily identify with is less than ideal.

So expect something akin to Tian Xia with Arcadia and our other unexplored continents—many humans of varying ethnicities, as well as a smattering of other races, from elves and dwarves and gnomes to new ones, such as nagaji, wayangs, and samsarans were for the Dragon Kingdoms.

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Congrats, Dominick! Thanks for everything you've done for Pathfinder Society Organized Play over the years. Keep up the great work!

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Qstor wrote:
Flynn Greywalker wrote:
I believe an Inca/Maya people will be part of Arcadia, once they do campaign books on this continent. I also believe the Native American like cultures will pop up.

I don't think there's any plans for a sourcebook on Arcadia.

Mike

Have we ever indicated anywhere that there wouldn't be a book on Arcadia?

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Cosmo wrote:
For any non-PNW people...

That's not Broadway. There are no new-construction condos.

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Such wording is present in every posting we do, primarily because it needs to be clear from the onset that you must be local to work here; telecommuting is not an option. So while it sounds like it restricts people from other parts of the country/world from applying, it is just a roundabout way of saying that you must be a resident of the Seattle area by the time you start working. We have had a number of folks (myself included) hired from far, far away with the understanding that we would be Seattle residents as soon as possible.

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Do not feed the animals.:

We want both Thursty and Larry working on real projects rather than this one, so encouraging either of them to devote any legitimate energy into it is wasting their ample talents.

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Goddity wrote:
So if its a play by post, what happens during the hammer bit?

GMs are responsible for their own air travel for such instances. Paizo cannot be held responsible for uncomfortable flights or poor quality airline "food" en route.

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The signup sheet is next to the pool on the roof.

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I thought the Heffalump was an editorial department thing. We'll have to hire someone new to get it back on our side of the building.

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Julie, we have to get you an avatar on here. There's like a law or something against Paizo staff not having custom pictures next to their names.

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Congrats, Monica! Can't wait to see what you have to offer in what I'm sure will be a long and fruitful career writing for Pathfinder.

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Nah, it's the other Jason that really doesn't like armor spikes. We developers have natural armor against such meager weapons and don't fear them at all.

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The White Lion wrote:

I am working on an entire book in the setting of pathfinder's world of Golarion and would like to know if there is any way it could possibly become an established Pathfinder Tales book if the people of Paizo liked it enough?

I am thinking of adding one of my own created monsters as a substantial part of the story and would they or would they not accept that in a Pathfinder Tales book?

We cannot accept unsolicited novel submissions, and any such material we receive we cannot read to protect ourselves from legal action down the road. So the short answer to your question is, "no, your book cannot be released as official Pathfinder content." Since that's the case, you are free to add whatever items of your own creation to the book that you see fit. You're also encouraged to share your work with the community, such as on the Pathfinder fan fiction website, Pathfinder Chronicler or (for shorter pieces) the Wayfinder fanzine. You can also share them under the terms of our Community Use Policy, which permits the non-commercial use of our intellectual property under certain conditions, as detailed in the policy itself.

Best of luck, and thanks for your interest in adding to the Pathfinder world with your own creative contributions!

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Joshua Hagan 64 wrote:
Hmm, I guess I am not allowed to post the blurb from Sins of the Saviors. It appears that my post was removed.

Correct. The posting of verbatim text from any of our books is not permitted. You are free to paraphrase and summarize the contents of the section in question, however. We're not trying to hide the information, but rather the copyrighted text from our book.

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Different people gain different benefits from a varied level of organization. Let's not question why or whether or not it's necessary for the OP to organize his library and instead help him find the system that works best for him. It's not up to anyone but him what that "best" is.

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Dustin Ashe wrote:
Mark Moreland wrote:
I could write just as much about how I organize my vast Pathfinder digital library for fast navigation both via directory trees and searching, but that wasn't the question. For physical books, you really can't go wrong with a product line/alphabetical title organization scheme.
Mark, can you please write about how to organize your vast Pathfinder digital library for fast navigation?

Yes! I posted some screenshots of my directories on my tumblr, but I can also go into it as best I can here, too.

The primary goal for me with my digital asset organization is efficiency and thoroughness. As the keeper of canon, it's important for me to have easy access to a library that is both complete and navigable/searchable. I have a directory I keep on my Dropbox that syncs between my personal computer and my office computer, simply called Pathfinder. That's where all the magic happens.

In the Pathfinder folder are the following subfolders:

Spoiler:

• Adventure Card Game
—Characters
—Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild
...Season 0 - Season of the Shackles
—Rise of the Runelords
—Skull & Shackles
• Adventure Paths
—Carrion Crown
—etc
• Bestiaries & Monster Ecologies
• Deities & Religion
• Fiction
—Comics
—Journals
—Novels
—Short Fiction
• Game Aids
• Geography & Locations
• Golarion General
• History
• Inhabitants and People
• KQ
• Maps
—GameMastery
—Interactive Maps
• Modules
—3.5
—PRPG
• Organizations
• Pathfinder Legends
—Rise of the Runelords
...1 Burnt Offerings
...etc
• Pathfinder Online
• Pathfinder Society
—Chronicle Sheets
—Guides
—Pregenerated Characters
—Quests
—Scenarios
...Ruins of Bonekeep
...Season 0
...etc
...Season 6 - Year of the Sky Key
...xxx Retired
• Pawns
• Planes & Planets
• RPG
—Beginner Box
—Playtests
• xxx_Misc
• xxx_To Sort

Because I'm generally looking for efficiency, I break everything up into the unit size I'm most likely to use it in. Thus, backmatter articles from the Adventure Path go are split up by articles and sorted by subject rather than as a whole book, but Campaign Setting books are generally organized by whole book (with the exception of some of the Revisited books, where each individual monster gets its own chapter, sorted by monster name in "Bestiaries & Monster Ecologies". In some cases I have shortcuts to a specific PDF in other folders, like aliases of the hardcover bestiaries in the "Bestiaries & Monster Ecologies" folder, with the actual files living in the "RPG" folder.

I put inside front/back covers, forewords, backmatter, and frontmatter files in the "xxx_Misc" folder. This keep the OGL/Ad pages, covers, and tables of contents out of the way when navigating the rest of the files, but maintains searchability of them since some inside covers (especially in the AP line) contain canon we don't want to lose.

The "xxx_To Sort" folder contains files I've recently downloaded or that have been updated since I last downloaded them. This keeps them searchable but lets me do all the organization of specific files in large chunks instead of several times a month.

I set up a shortcut to a specific set of search parameters, namely searching the contents of files and only searching within the root "Pathfinder" folder. This allows me to query the entire library of canon in one go with the minimum number of steps. Because I use a Mac both at home and at the office, I can put the entire directory in the dock for easy access, meaning I can do canon keyword/proper noun searches while working in Word, inCopy, or on the messageboards or wiki.

The system works primarily because everything is clearly labeled (so I know what I'm looking at when I get a screen or two worth of search results) and complete, so nothing slips through the cracks because it was beyond the scope of the search. Setting this up took a lot of time initially, but not it's a breeze to maintain, and since I can sync it between computers, it means I don't have to duplicate work or try to remember what computer I downloaded the errata'ed version of the APG onto.

Anyway, that's what I've got. Hope that helps!

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We have not had interns for almost a year. After what happened to the last few, we deemed it an inefficient investment. Now the warehouse raptors are too full for interns; they'd have nowhere to put them!

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I believe Crystal has now officially become the Paizo employee to have worked in the most departments. Third time's a charm!

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It was my pleasure, Romaq. Don't read too much into my last sentence there. I just had a realization as I was about to submit that how much "real" work I could have done in the same time. But a man needs to be able to let loose and nerd out about the taxonomy of books every once in a while, so thanks for the opportunity.

Please post the final DDS designations you give the volumes in your collection when you're done with 'em.

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Moar developerz!

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