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RPG Superstar 2009, Contributor. Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 5,452 posts (9,141 including aliases). 1 review. No lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 17 aliases.


Full Name

Neil Spicer

Race

Middle-aged human

Classes/Levels

Expert 4

Gender

Male

Size

Medium

Age

45

Special Abilities

Contract negotiation, vendor management, creative writing, crushing wall of text

Alignment

Neutral Good

Deity

God

Location

Charlotte, NC USA

Languages

Common (English)

Occupation

Information Technology

Strength 9
Dexterity 12
Constitution 9
Intelligence 17
Wisdom 15
Charisma 13

About Neil Spicer

I'm a very busy 45-year old freelancer, gamer, and family guy with four kids. During my day job at the office, I'm an IT negotiator and vendor manager, mainly of IT contracts on behalf of a local distribution company providing natural gas to customers in NC, SC, and TN. I've done a lot of work for Paizo Publishing since winning RPG Superstar in 2009 and hope to contribute to as many of their projects as I can. I'm also a member of the Legendary Games design team established by Clark Peterson (formerly of Necromancer Games) and now led by my good friend, Jason Nelson. Before those gigs, I also did some work for The Game Mechanics and various other PDF publishers in the early D20 OGL days. The past few years, I've also helped judge Paizo's RPG Superstar contest and generally look to give back to that annual event as often as I can since it opened so many doors for me.

I started gaming at age 11 with an old D&D Basic set (the one with the fighter and wizard discovering a dragon sitting upon its treasure hoard). And I have a lovely wife as well as three beautiful girls and a newborn son, ages 9, 8, 5, and 1. All of them are super-supportive of what I do. My personal gaming philosophy is that roleplaying is another form of storytelling. It's just more immersive and it gives multiple people (i.e., the players and GM) an opportunity to act out various parts in the story and shape where it goes with their own choices. When I game, I tend to look for good stories and solid characters to portray...whether I'm a player or the GM. And I like all the interactions that give opportunities to take the story (and hence, the game) in new compelling directions. I'm also a complete sucker for heroic roles. A hero might have a dark road to travel. But in the end, good should always prevail.

I recently introduced my daughters to the hobby, picking up the Beginner's Box and showing it off to them. So far, I've run a handful of sessions for them using just the pregen characters. They've already got such an interest in the characters that they've each decided to play two at the same time. My oldest runs the fighter and wizard. And my middle child plays as the rogue and cleric. They're both having a blast and want to play as often as we can. To me, that's exactly what this hobby is about. I've come full circle after enjoying roleplaying games for a number of years. Now, I get to teach it to my children. Life can't get any better than that.

For those interested in my work in the gaming industry, here's a list of things I've written or contributed to so far:

Spoiler:

Paizo Module Author:
Pathfinder Module: Realm of the Fellnight Queen (RPG Superstar 2009)

Paizo Adventure Path Author:
Pathfinder Adventure Path #34: Blood for Blood (Kingmaker 4 of 6)
Pathfinder Adventure Path #42: Sanctum of the Serpent God (Serpent's Skull 6 of 6)
Pathfinder Adventure Path #47: Ashes at Dawn (Carrion Crown 5 of 6)
Pathfinder Adventure Path #54: The Empty Throne (Jade Regent 6 of 6)
Pathfinder Adventure Path #58: Island of Empty Eyes (Skull and Shackles 4 of 6)
Pathfinder Adventure Path #67: The Snows of Summer (Reign of Winter 1 of 6)
Pathfinder Adventure Path #74: Sword of Valor (Wrath of the Righteous 2 of 6)
Pathfinder Adventure Path #83: The Slave Trenches of Hakotep ("Rise and Fall of the Shory Empire")
Pathfinder Adventure Path #85: Fires of Creation (Iron Gods 1 of 6)

Paizo Bestiary Contributor:
Pathfinder Adventure Path #30: The Twice-Damned Prince (ravener behemoth, ephialtes kyton)
Pathfinder Adventure Path #33: The Varnhold Vanishing (blodeuwedd, peluda)
Pathfinder Adventure Path #34: Blood for Blood (bog strider)
Pathfinder Adventure Path #38: Racing to Ruin (bloodhaze mosquito swarm)
Pathfinder Adventure Path #39: The City of Seven Spears (camulatz, tribal totem)
Pathfinder Adventure Path #42: Sanctum of the Serpent God (hollow serpent)
Pathfinder Adventure Path #67: The Snows of Summer (frost fir, witchcrow)
Pathfinder Adventure Path #85: Fires of Creation (collector robot, ghelarn)

Paizo Pathfinder Society Author:
Pathfinder Society Scenario #53: Echoes of the Everwar--Part IV: The Faithless Dead

Paizo Pathfinder Campaign Contributor:
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Rival Guide (Night Harrows)
Pathfinder Chronicles: Guide to the River Kingdoms (Kingdom of Artume)

Fiction Author:
Pathfinder Chronicler Anthology, Volume One: Rain of Redemption (1st place, contest-winning shortstory)
Coliseum Morpheuon: Anthology of Dreams: The Dreams We Keep (Rite Publishing - contributing author)

Legendary Games:
Road to War: The Equinox Crown (co-author, developer)
Righteous Heroes: Pregenerated Characters (primary author)
Conquering Heroes: Pregenerated Characters (primary author)
Imperial Heroes: Pregenerated Characters (primary author)
Gothic Heroes: Pregenerated Characters (primary author)

Other Third-Party Publishers:
Wayfinder #1 (Paizo Fans United - contributing author, "The Greenhorns - Part 1" short story)
Wayfinder #2 (Paizo Fans United - contributing author, "The Greenhorns - Part 2" short story and Psionic bloodline)
Wayfinder #3 (Paizo Fans United - contributing author, "The Greenhorns - Part 3" short story)
Wayfinder #4 (Paizo Fans United - contributing author, "The Greenhorns - Part 4" and "Rain of Redemption" short stories)
Wayfinder #5 (Paizo Fans United - contributing author, "The Fall After Pride" side-trek adventure, "Monstrous Pride" weal-or-woe article)
Wayfinder #7 (Paizo Fans United - contributing author, "The Lure of Greed" side-trek adventure, "Lore Seekers" weal-or-woe article)
Wayfinder #9 (Paizo Fans United - contributing author, "The Foehammer Promise" side-trek adventure, "Dark Harvest" weal-or-woe article)
Wayfinder #10 (Paizo Fans United - contributing author, "The Sting of Betrayal" short story)
Wayfinder #11 (Paizo Fans United - contributing author, "The Bookbound Herald" side-trek adventure, "Social Contracts" weal-or-woe article)
Temple Quarter (The Game Mechanics - conversion to Pathfinder RPG)
Arcane Quarter (The Game Mechanics - conversion to Pathfinder RPG)
The Future Player's Companion (Green Ronin/The Game Mechanics - contributing author)
Modern Maladies (LPJ Design - primary author)
Modern Chemistry (LPJ Design - primary author)
Seeds Compilation: Modern I-V (Expeditious Retreat Press - contributing author)
Seeds Compilation: Post-Apocalyptic I-V (Expeditious Retreat Press - contributing author)
Seeds Compilation: Fantasy I-V (Expeditious Retreat Press - contributing author)


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