|Adam Daigle Developer|
You’re not from here. As part of the crew, you’re just passing through. You came in late, had some scraps of dinner, had a drink or something, then went to bed. That next morning was chaos. Sometime in the night, the rest of the town went wild. People were tearing each other limb from limb, destroying the city, setting fire to carts in the market. Utter chaos. Somehow, you—and the entire third floor of the inn—remained unaffected. Are you willing to find the cause of such brutal disorder? Can you and the only sane people around figure out what’s causing this commotion? Will you survive long enough to get back on that ship and sail home?
I see that my game Terror at Tidewater Tavern is full. Who dared to sign up for the Terror?
Returning for its fifth year at PaizoCon is...
Yes. It's that time again. The first ships are already sailing into port and the small ramshackle town near the Black Rock is putting up tents and making the place ready to accept the surge of free captains who come to drink, fight, gamble, and watch their prized beasties spill as much blood as possible on the rock. The captains are docking their ships and going ashore to carouse and get supplies. Soon they will make it down to their boats and get their monsters ready to fight in the tournament. It's time for Green Blood on a Black Rock!!!
For those of you not familiar with the event, Mike Kortes started this event at the second PaizoCon in 2009 and I was lucky enough to be a player in the event. Since then it's been difficult for Mike to make it to thhe convention, so in 2010 Brandon Hodge and myself asked Mike if we could take it over.
Here's the first report of the first event. I played Inky
I haven't been the best at documenting it, but Sozin put together an awesome play by play from 4711.
So, now that some of you are caught up, who got in the lottery? Who are my free captains? Sound off!
So yesterday, Wes asked me the following question in the Ask Adam Daigle thread:
You're one of Paizo's more adept culinarians. When are we going to get Golarion themed recipes from you!?
I'm about to go to the local farmer's market and do some materials research, so while I'm gone I'd like to see how many of y'all can glean mentions of certain dishes, drinks, and foods that we've mentioned in products over the years. I tried to find a list like that on the PathfinderWiki but didn't have any success at first.
Anyone know some good Golarion food and drink?
A Saturday evening probably isn’t the best time to ask, but I have a question for all the fine folks that buy, read, play, and run the Pathfinder Adventure Paths.
I was curious how helpful or useful the Continuing the Campaign articles are? Do you guys and gals use them for your campaigns? If so, let me know which ones you used and how they played out (using spoiler tags to save the people who haven’t played that particular Adventure Path, please).
If not, why not? I have a few hunches, but I’m not sure.
It seems that people don’t comment on things they like as much as people comment on things they don’t like, but since I haven’t seen much chatter one way or another I was curious.
So, intrepid readers of Adventure Paths, what do You think?
Returning for its fourth year at PaizoCon is...
Some of you have played in it during its long run at the convention (heck, Gary McBride got in two years in a row—and made it to the finals each time), and many monsters have shed their blood on that black rock. In 2010, my cohort in this event Brandon Hodge built an awesome piece of terrain for the tournament. That first year he shipped it to Seattle and since then we left it in the caring hands of Sean. Now that I’m working here, I see it sitting up on the shelf of the conference room any time I’m in there. Can’t wait to dust it off and get some monster on monster battles raging again for PaizoCon 2012!
The mighty sozin documented last year’s tournament and put together an awesome report of the event, so for those of you who haven’t experienced Green Blood on a Black Rock yet, know what you’re in for.
So, I’m posting this to see who got this event in their lottery? Sound off, free captains! Who’s sailing south of the Eye to pit their beastie against all comers for the right to say you’re the victor in 4712!?
Since dinosaurs won the last two years in a row, I think I’m retiring them from the competition this year. I blame James.
I posted this question on Facebook, but figured posting it here would be good too. A lot of the Off Topic crew have been really helpful in a bunch of off-topic things, so why not?
I'll be driving a big U-Haul that'll be towing my car. While Austin has hills and I'm a Texas boy, I've never driven many big trucks and rarely towed things.
This one is the most direct, but has lots of mountains and a chance of snow. People have warned me about the Idaho/Utah border.
This one's a little longer but looks like an easier trip. (I know I could take I-10 straight to I-5 and have fewer mountains, but I'd also gain half a dozen border checkpoints and I have an ethical opposition to checkpoints in my own country.)
The AAA site suggests this one, but I don't know. It seems like a lot of mountains and it still brings me through that Idaho/Utah thing:
I'll be checking the weather and road conditions before I leave and if I choose 1 and the weather's looking bad, I can switch to 2 with no difficulties.
I know people have debated their interest in fiction appearing in the AP as well as the number of monsters, and it seems everyone likes the deity articles, so let’s assume the format and type of articles goes unchanged to avoid rehashing those arguments.
I’ve also noticed that much of this material never shows up in reviews of the AP chapters. Why do you think this is? Do you think people are mainly focusing on the adventure at hand and consider the last third of the book to be extra? As someone who’s written a fair number of monsters and articles in the last third of those books, maybe I’m just sensitive. :)
What do people like and dislike about everything other than the adventures in the volumes of the APs?
What has stood out to those of you buying and reading the APs?
Which articles have seen the most use in your campaigns?
Which articles have seen the least use in your campaigns?
Hey, folks. I’m not sure how many of you have noticed, but Texas is on fire.
We’ve been under a serious drought and some pretty hardcore temperatures lately. There have been a lot of fires this season, but just this weekend, the tropical storm veered away from us, and instead of dropping some much-needed rain, it whipped up winds and pushed some brushfires to an out-of-control level. So far the fires have destroyed over 500 homes in Central Texas alone. Firefighters have been fighting some of the fires since Saturday and Sunday and they’re still listed as 0% contained. We’ve got winds between 12-24 mph and humidity hovering in the low teens, and no rain on the forecast, so things aren’t looking great.
One of my friends from work can’t make it in tomorrow because the road is closed into town due to the fires. He’s spent most of the day helping displaced people and helping the VFD in his small town get some extra trucks running. His wife, who runs a dog-sitting business opened her place to all the displaced pets.
Thankfully, casualties have been low, but a lot of people are evacuated from their homes, and hundreds of them don’t have anything to go back to. I know this isn’t a major flood, hurricane, tsunami, earthquake or warzone that’s killed hundreds or thousands of people, but it’s in my backyard (figuratively) and it’s affecting my neighbors (again, figuratively), so it’s close to my heart.
You guys and girls are the only other community I have aside from my friends and family here in this area, so I’m asking y’all to keep us Texans in your thoughts. If you’re the praying type, kick that method. If you’re the donating type, this link gives some suggestions (Local Red Cross)
I’ve seen gamers help out tremendously for other natural disasters, so as one gamer to another, if you can lend a hand, Texans will graciously accept.
Sure, I know there’s a big chance some of y’all don’t listen to her music, but I was wondering if any crew here have heard her last album “Let England Shake”? I love the record, but I can’t help but think that it’d have more meaning for someone from or immediately living in England. I admit, while I can follow along, I’m sure there’s certain bits that are more profound. I’ve been a fan of PJ Harvey for a long time, so I’d like to see a broader perspective. Share what you can.
Despite having a fair dose of con crud after the show, I worked up the monster we all created during my monster workshop. The resulting critter is available HERE on the koboldquarterly.com blog.
Thanks again to everyone who showed up and threw in their ideas. It was a fun time.
I was wondering if anyone knew of a resource that has the modules listed out by level, region the adventure takes place in, type of adventure, and whatnot. I was going to collect the data, but if someone else in this awesome community already did the work, I’d hate to duplicate it.
Just checking before I dive in.
The factions have been around for a few years and have certainly gathered their share of fanatics, both online here on these boards and at conventions throughout the world.
This is a simple poll to find out what brought you to choose your particular faction.
You know, stuff like that. Rep your faction!
Hey folks, OwlCon on the Rice University campus in Houston, Texas is right around the corner.
So come on down to Houston and pitch some dice and tell some tales. We even had some crazy Cajuns drive in from New Orleans in previous years, so don't pretend that Houston is too far for a fun weekend of gaming. (I'm looking at you, Metroplex Paizonians.)
I saw this doc last night and found it to be amazing.
When I was a kid I used to explore all kinds of abandoned buildings and tunnels, so that was one reason I really liked this film. Also, these folks who make a hobby out of exploring urban environments take some amazing pictures and just a handful of shots is enough to give you tons of ideas for any modern or fantasy game.
Check it out.
One of my co-workers is the kind of guy that gets really involved with things. He’s an active member of two different organizations related to the industry our company is in, started a Lions Club chapter in his community, volunteers his time for various non-profits, and gives to charities (ranging from signing up for the KQ Adopt-A-Soldier program despite not being a gamer to setting up collection bins for the local food bank). Just today when I was looking for a place to dispose of a pile of old dead computers, my co-worker found a guy in his community that collects computer bits to build computers to send to third world nations for kids to use. So yeah, he really makes an effort to make an effort and he’s always getting me and the other guys to do things as well. So, he approached me today about cooking a dinner at the local Ronald McDonald House. I dig cooking, did it for a living for over a decade, and like making people happy, so I’ll probably do it.
But this got me thinking. The Ronald McDonald House is a pretty well-known non-profit, and I’ve always rooted for the underdogs. So my challenge to y’all is to enlighten me to some more obscure charities that are really doing something fresh and amazing. I know 99% of charities are doing some good for someone, but I’m looking for the really creative ones or ones that seem to have a good take on some of the problems the world faces.
I'm wondering if I screwed things up and overly complicated this order, which has been pending for over a week. I originally had my settings on either 'Ship Monthly' or 'Ship with AP' (I can't remember which.) Then I changed it to 'Don't Wait', and then added a non-sub item to the order. I'm not in a hurry, but I just wanted to make sure I didn't mess anything up. I'd also like to change my shipping option after this one goes out, and want to make sure that works smoothly.
21. Hell In a Handbasket – This dimly lit establishment feels cramped and musty due to the smoky red lamps and moth-eaten ceiling treatments and tapestries. A gimp halfling tends bar from atop a crate, grumbling each time he has to retrieve top-shelf items.
22. The Library – The vaulted ceiling contains stained-glass skylights illuminating high shelves that make up the walls of this quiet tavern. Sharply dressed servants pull books for paying customers.
The last few conventions I’ve been to I didn’t recognize someone in meatspace that I’ve been holding conversations with here for years. The badges have our real names on them, but it would be really helpful for all of us to better identify each other at GenCon if we found some way to modify the badge, wear a name tag or some other way to let the rest of us Paizo messageboarders know each other’s handle. Tape and marker, stickers, a printed picture of your avatar, custom t-shirts, disturbing cosplay…whatever.
Nothing like some recognizable stories and friendly faces to make a crazy huge crowd seem much more familiar.
I’ve been a fan of your work for a while now, and I want to say that I really appreciate the input into a cartographer’s mind you’ve given to all of us. It was very insightful reading your comments on how authors can improve their map turnovers. Again, thank you for your contributions to the community.
It's decided. The elections are over, can we please get back to rolling some freakin' dice? The Off Topic section has been positively annoying lately and I can't wait to get back to good ol' absurdity. I'll give you a few weeks to get it all out of your system.
Have fun and bubblezoid, wooly goldfish mannequin flesh monkey!