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It is that time again. Pathfinder Fiction Contest Time.
This is our official Paizo thread for the length of the contest and we'll be making special announcements here as well.
For information on how to enter the contest, follow this link here: Pathfinder Fiction Contest Details.
This will be the fifth contest we have run of its kind. I personally have overseen three of these contests and Robert Gresham (Malikjoker) oversaw our contest back in 2012. No single contest is ever the same. This year we are featuring "Guilds and Organizations of Golarion."
We hope you enjoy our theme choice.
Just an FYI, Pathfinder Chronicler holds the largest fan made Pathfinder Fiction base to date on the web. Check out our stories on our Website:
Thank you everyone for making our last four years of contesting amazing!
The time has come. Great stories will be regaled! Here comes Pathfinder Chronicler's 2013 Competition to see who will receive the hard earned Paizo Editor Choice Award for best story!
Contest Period: Since July 4th, 12:00AM, Pacific Time, Pathfinder Chronicler has been accepting short story submissions for our Pathfinder Fiction Contest 2013. Deadline for all submissions is August 12th, 11:59pm Pacific Time. Round One stories will be 3000 words or less and must change or add to existing canon.
On September 7th, twenty (20) finalists will be announced to go on to Round 2 with a mystery criterion yet to be revealed. The second round will begin September 9th with twenty finalists to turn in their stories by September 27th, 11:59pm Pacific Time.
Five stories will be chosen to go on to the final round which will be conducted by Paizo’s Fiction Editor, James L. Sutter. James will blindly read the work of the five finalists and decide the wiiner of our Pathfinder Fiction Contest 2013. That winner will be announced October 10th. The top 10 stories chosen by the judges will also be put in the upcoming Pathfinder Chronicler Anthology Volume IV.
Head on over to our Pathfinder Fiction Contest for more details! Good Luck and I hope to be reading you in our Pathfinder Chronicler Anthology IV too.
I am fairly certain I may be the first or one of the first people to come to the hotel to stay for PaizoCon.
Most of you I am sure would not come on a Tuesday to pay 250 dollars for one night.
So listen up!
The hotel is requiring a deposit FOR YOUR STAY. The deposit is an eye popping $75 per day. So if you are staying in the hotel for (3) days you will pay whatever the sum of what your reservation was PLUS $75 dollars for each day. That means a 3 day stay will have a $225 deposit required in addition to whatever you thought the price would be.
Deposits of course will be refunded. At check-out the hold will be released and will take 3-5 business days to clear. Cash will be paid back at time of check-out.
Of course, you know that a credit card will hold it for 3-5 and then drop off.
the only good news is that there is a cap on this HOLD that stops at $280 dollars to 300 dollars.
So, if you are staying at the Marriott this PaizoCon, bring an extra $300 dollars for the Deposit.
That is all...
We of course were rather shocked.
I am not trying to start some flame war or anything of the such.
But is Wizards of the Coast really good for the game industry?
Here is a metaphor:
I will make no bones about it.
Corporations run your game.
But if you had a choice, why this corporation?
Merry Christmas! YOU ARE FIRED!
Oh accept it.
We love to be fired on Christmas from a great company. A company we see as the leader of the industry.
YOU ARE FIRED!
Oh wait, its January. Darn, we'll fire you next year.
I love 4th edition. It showed me the sickness of this industry. The sickness that if you work hard enough YOU GET FIRED.
They can fire their customers too.
You love 4th Edition? YOU'RE FIRED!
You love 3rd Edition? YOU'RE FIRED!
You love 2nd Edition? Who the hell are you anyway?
You love 1st Edition? Aren't you dead yet.
You love 5th Edition? Get the hell out of here and buy some more 4th Edition until we are ready.
This has been kicked around before but I will put it out again. Gamemastery Map Cards would be a nice edition to the recent maps created by Paizo.
Take 5-6 maps that are deemed most universal in utility and create cards that alter those landscapes. By putting the card on the map you change the features of the maps. Future maps could have markers where these cards can be placed. Need a secret door that wasn't there before, presto. Want to add merchants to the scene, presto. Want to reveal a recently sprung trap, presto. Want to make the ship appear to be damaged, presto, want to make a door appear smashed open, presto. The idea is to reveal a new map within the Map Pack or Flipmat to give it more versatility and re-playability. Make the maps come alive and with future maps try to keep the cards in minds when designing maps. Turn a haunted house into real haunts that interact with the map.
Most importantly, make it two sided cards for twice the utility.
This PaizoCon I will not be participating in the lottery so my schedule is fairly open for plans the entire weekend, except the preview dinner on Saturday. I am open to all suggestions for games. My preference would be to create a very involved Pathfinder Rules game that is well built up before the Convention. This is open to anyone that would like to create something special that no one will soon forget.
Free homebrews at my table. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone and anyone invited to participate. Paizo, 3rd Party, Paizo Fans, Free Spirits, Freelancers all welcome.
Think Grand Convocation mixed with a board game and then blindfolded. Get creative with Plot Twist Cards and just about anything else.
We are about to start in the publishing process of our second anthology which includes Paizo Intellectual Property from your Pathfinder Campaign Setting. We understand this book cannot be sold.
The question pertains to a publisher that wishes to "publish" the book and put their logo on it.
As long as it is for free, are there any problems with this?
They just want to found a publishing company and use this book as a demonstration of the work they will do in later non-Paizo related works.
His name is Purvis Wade.
A former Pathfinder turned secret agent for Taldor’s Lion’s Blades faction, Wade is sent on dangerous, covert missions throughout the Inner Sea to protect the interests of the Empire.
His latest mission finds Wade in diabolical Cheliax on the trail of an assassin. What he discovers there leads him on a quest to stop a madman from using a powerful Osirion artifact to lay waste to the gilded city of Oppara.
Whether he’s hunting down dangerous necromancers or corrupt enemies of the Taldan crown, adventure, intrigue, and beautiful woman are all in a day’s work for Purvis Wade, and the secret agent is always a professional.
Come read Robert Gresham's The Spy Who Loved Thee. Two short stories and the serial From Oppara with Love.
Hello fellow Pathfinder Fans.
Today we begin work on our second Anthology. If you didn't know, our first Anthology is now available for download here.
The work I did on this book is rather revolutionary. Not because I participated in it but rather how it evolved into the book you see. The point of the book is to rally everyone to write fiction as a community. Not just a fan community but a work that is something you will be proud to be included in.
For a longtime now we have been editing and writing over at Pathfinder Chronicler but now we are truly showing what our concept can accomplish.
It wasn't me who came up with all this but others in the community that bounced ideas that I decided to implement. Never did I imagine I would be editing to this extreme when I founded the site. However, who would do this if not I? I believe that all of you, gamers, gamemasters, contributors and writers deserve a shot at being published. You also deserve to stand side by side with the best writers in the business if you work hard enough to be, all you can be. Before Pathfinder Chronicler, there was no outlet to show your work in a professional manner.
You can be in the next Anthology. If you get into the Top 10 in our contest, you are in. If you fail to make it to the Top 10, you can still join our site and work with our community and get into the Anthology. Even if you just join our site and work with our community until your story is in "its best possible state," you will be in the Anthology. I challenge all of you to tell me you're unpublished by this time next year.
We are a community of writers and we refuse no one. All I ask is that you bring your talents to the table, your ideas, your incredibly valuable point of view. Become a better editor and reap the reward of becoming a better writer in return.
I will be passing these books out during registration at PaizoCon 2011. This is an 18 author anthology centered in Paizo's Pathfinder Campaign Setting. This is not a Paizo product but one that comes from the hearts and minds of the community. Stories are written by some authors you may know, such as Clinton Boomer, Neil Spicer, Todd Stewart, Eric Norton and many more. Cover art by Eva Widermann. Pathfinder Chronicler Anthology
There are 350 copies for the convention and they are free. Donations are appreciated however.
I am trying to create an ePub and could use advice. It seems this is a very glichy process that convertors can't do justice to. Every conversion is misaligned with abnormal spacing and font sizes.
Is there a program that allows editing that is both quick and accurate. I don't mind working within ePub formats to get this. I am on a PC too.
I would like to take my garbagey conversion and fix it. Using Sigil now but it just isn't taking the best approach. I get the feeling ePubs are more akin to html.
The WYSIWYG creates way too much garbagey code. Harder not smarter.
I will be giving out (for free) our PFC Anthology Volume One at PaizoCon 2011. This book includes stories from 18 authors from the Paizo Community featuring all areas of Golarion. The book is 226 pages in length with a foreword by James Sutter. There will only be some 350 copies to be handed out on Friday morning of the convention. So don't miss yours!
We will be accepting donations at the convention and if you feel so kind you may send donations through PayPal using my email:
This undertaking cost me in more ways than one and I sure would apprecaite the restitution. If I can somehow recoup costs each year this would be a PaizoCon extra that would sit nicely by your Wayfinders.
I am excited to announce our next Pathfinder Fiction Contest. It will be taking place June 10th until July 20th. For Round 1 we will be accepting stories that will be 1500 words. Round 2 will begin August 1st with twenty finalists proposing 4500 word stories. Like last year, the top 5 will go on to be chosen blindly by James Sutter. The prize, by now, should be obvious. Winners will get their stories in the 2012 Pathfinder Chronicler Anthology! 1st place get's the front of the book.
Back in 2009 I posed a question to Lisa Stevens that I feel is a looming problem in RPG Tabletop. For that question, watch the following video here at 4:34 Seconds into panel.
At NeonCon 2010 I met up with an old friend that loves to play the game and is now a teacher in the Las Vegas Public school system. She founded an RPG High School Club which she wholeheartedly supports and attends.
She sometimes gets libaray funding to buy books but I feel this is insufficient for the support she really needs. RPG companies can really make a difference on this front and I think a teacher support program should be implemented quickly in order to educate and grassroot future gamers in the hobby.
If there is anyone at Paizo that is interested, I am game to help crack the missing gamer child equation.
I would very much like to see an Pathfinder Core Rules Testing Center here. I would like to come online and take a test to see just how well I understand the rules. Can this be done??? In the very least I would like printable sheets for the tests. Variations of the test would also be apprecaited.
I would also buy such a product that taught the ins and outs of the rules with tests at the end.
Aha, so this is why the critics bombed Skyline. Who would want to see a film about an alien battle in Los Angleles that already took place in Skyline?
I know, deep six Skyline so no one sees it and then push Battle: Los Angeles as being the real deal. I wouldn't be surprised that I don't see a Skyline DVD until well after this film opens.
As the twilight of Octoberfest is upon us...
GIVE ME BEER!
By popular demand I bring to you Zuxius’ Inner Sea Beer Lore Guide on Pathfinder Chronicler.
If you are looking for a new beer to present to your PCs in a tavern far far away...
Look no further!
20 Golarion Beers await, complete, in color, flavor and fluff! Learn the origins of the Shackles' Mutiny Beer. Discover how to get your Vampire drunk with Geb's Chattel's Embrace plus many many more!
Take the d20 challenge and roll up a story!
So what are you waiting for?