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RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32. Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Cards, Pawns Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 7,027 posts (9,866 including aliases). 3 reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 54 aliases.


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Aberzombie wrote:
Dennis Baker wrote:

You remember when James Jacobs still dropped spoilers in Tuesday night Chat.

You remember a time when there was no chat. Dark times.

Before the Dark Times. Before The Empire...

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KC's Smurfily funny Avatar!

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She's only a "d" away from being a Witch...

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Boo...

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So I've already worked out what I'm playing then...

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I have the basics of my character down. Just have to put it all down on paper (well into my PbP character sheet at least). :)

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Dot...

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To date I have backed 89 KS Projects since Novemeber 2011.
Of those 89:
4 did not reach their funding goal
1 was cancelled a year after the KS finished (Doom that Came to Atlantic City, only just last week). Money is being offered back, but it could be years if ever I see that money again, although another company has since picked up the game and will be fulfilling pledges out of their own pockets.
1 I had to default on payment to because of a stupid emergency car repair, and so ended up becoming a non-backer (Numenera, and trust me I was not happy about it). :'(
I am still waiting on 1 project from December 2011 (Quantum, but regular updates are happening and it is getting there)
I am waiting on 2 from February 2012 (this one, and one that has been completed and in the hands of US backers for a very long time now, Tephra; he ran out of money to ship international pledges and has been doing it one at a time as his books sell)
I am waiting on 3 from April 2012. One is shipping very soon (Shadow Days), one is still being written but is being worked on (Metamorphosis Alpha) and the other one I have the .pdf for but they ran out of money to print books (Cerulean Seas)
I'm waiting on 4 from May 2012 One is being worked on and I've seen ready copies of the .pdf (Pure Steam), 2 I have no idea on a release date but they are still being worked on, and the fourth is shipping very soon (Colossal Caves).
I'm waiting on 4 from June 2012 2 of which I have .pdfs of and am awaiting the books to be printed then shipped, one is a web series and is in post production now and the last is in the process of being shipped (plus The Doom that Came to Atlantic City was from this month as well).
And I have 2 from July 2012 that I'm waiting on One is at the printers now and the other is still being worked on.

So I have 16 projects that I backed over a year ago that I still don't have products for yet. Some are nearing completion, while others still have a way to go. Am I upset that some are taking longer than expected? A little. Do I care, as long as I gt my product in the end? No.
Basically, Kickstarter is an investment in a company. In return for your investment, said Company is offering you a copy of the product upon its release. Now I like a return on an investment just like you, but I am realistic that not every investment goes how you want it to; stocks go up and down all the time, the housing market crashes and prices drop, etc... I'm not happy when that happens, but as long as when I need it to the return is there then I'm good with that. So if it takes a little longer for that to happen then so be it. I'm not stupid and realise that some people are experienced and some people are new to the KS game. People new to the game tend to have an idea that's not done yet and have unrealistic ideas about things like printing schedules and the like. I don't begrudge them their inexperience as long as I get my product. The ones that already have everything ready to go and are only waiting on printing, or the ones who have done many KS's before and so know about these problems and can factor them into their projected releases dates are the ones that give a lot of people their unrealistic expectations about how long it takes for them to receive their products.
Honestly, from 84 products I have coming to me, I've lost one (and even that might not be a loss after all). Those are pretty good odds, and I just pick projects that appeal to me, not spending time doing in depth research about the creator's ability to have bowel movements and how this affects the projects completion date.

* All Months I give are the month the KS ended, not the expected release date. So some of those may appear to be longer than they actually are (take StSS for example: it's projected completion was August 2012, but it is one of the February 2012 ones since my spreadsheet only tallies when I backed them, not when hey're due to me).

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Sickness shall not stop me (this week at least) it shall only but slow me down...
Mythopoeic Rambling

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Sooooo... World War Z.

It was honestly better than I was expecting. Still not brilliant, but the Zombies were just plain nasty...

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Rawr! wrote:
DSXMachina wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
And we all know what kind of a dance it is you're doing.
Well anything to raise a bit of money :P
<Throws a roll of pennies at DSX>

I knew it was taig and I just automatically read that as penises... O.o

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Only two weeks late... :(

Mythopoeic Rambling

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Treppa wrote:
I miss reading Appalachee Jihad and Z-Day.

I miss playing Z-Day... :'(

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Orthos wrote:
flash_cxxi wrote:
Orthos wrote:
flash_cxxi wrote:

Oh Almighty Set.

Can I please have more hours in the day? Just one or two would be enough, I'm not greedy.

Sincerely
Your Loyal Follower
Flash

P.S. You need something sacrificed, just say the word. Although you'll probably need to give me those extra hours so I can get the time to do the sacrificing...

Considering Set was allied with Apep who was always trying to eat the sun, I think more hours in the day rather goes against his intended goals....

Now if you're okay with longer nights, he's probably good for it.

Hey I don't care if it's more night. As long as there are more hours I'm all good...
Works for me. I'm mostly nocturnal as is - or I would be if work allowed it - so I call this a win.

Yeah, my 6am starts at work don't mesh well with my nocturnal nature. Subsequently I tend to subsist on 3-6 hours of sleep a night. Once a week I will extend this out a bit when my body just looks at me in disgust and won't let me go on anymore...

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Now even our Slugs are trying to kill you! :P

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Happy Birthday Orthos! :)

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My Saturday lunch: Meat Pies. Om-nom-nom!
:)

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I'm almost finished, but I just have to say that given the super high quality of this piece of pure awesome, I expect to see the further adventures of the crew of Stargazer in print within the next year or there is something seriously not right with the world!

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Well I did say the really long scenic route. Maybe really really would have been more apt... :)

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Oh and I finally have this week's post up over at Mythopoeic Rambling if anyone is interested...

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Wolf Monster wrote:
flash_cxxi wrote:
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flash_cxxi wrote:
Dammit Wolf! I missed my TotP... :'(
Suck it up, mate!
Dude. That could be taken so wrong...

heh heh

I love that you said "mate". Sooooo Aussie. :)
I'm a total wannabe.

They're British...

:P

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Longhaired Hippie wrote:
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flash_cxxi wrote:
Dammit Wolf! I missed my TotP... :'(
Suck it up, mate!
Dude. That could be taken so wrong...

heh heh

I love that you said "mate". Sooooo Aussie. :)

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Finally got my Internet working properly on my phone!!! :D

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FaWTL: Making me late for work since 2009...

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Happy Birthday

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Justin Franklin wrote:
Do they have bacon wrapped bacon?

While that sounds awesome, my favorite Bacon wrapped product is still prawns.

I loooooooooove prawns wrapped in Bacon, my second favorite food wrapped in my favorite food!!! :D

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I'd most assuredly like to see this happen. I'd love to see all of the Classes done at some point, sooner rather than later.

But I really second xorial on having the Magus done. Despite my initial scepticism, it has become my favourite Class. :)

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Woo Hoo! Can't wait. :D

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'lo All.

After an unscheduled hiatus last week, once more you can totally ignore the other weekly blog feature over at Mythopoeic Rambling in favour of taig's much more entertaining one. :)

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You know what would be great protection against these monsters? A nice shiny new Shield. :)

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I want that other Belisle pic of Celeste on it's own though! That pic is sweet. :)

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Alrighty, I know taig's been nice enough to link theses for me in the past but I thought I'd throw this one down since it's the last in my Shield Wall series.

Sunderday Shields

And if you click on the linky at the bottom that says Sunderday (in purple) then you can see all of my other posts to date.
EDIT: Actually I can just do that for you...
Feel free to leave me a comment. I'd especially like to hear if you used anything in your games, be it as a player or GM. :)

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Mike's work is truly amazing! I eagerly await Fridays as I am always keen to see what monstrous creation he has made out of the random pics we throw at him (and as one who has thrown more than my fair share his way I am super interested to see how his vision take my mundane thoughts for the pic and transforms them into the perfection I've come to expect from him. :D

But of course you're quite welcome to stay for the regular blog as well. Mairkurion's occasional insights are worth the wait. :)

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Orthos wrote:
taig wrote:
Flash has two shields and a new spell for you!
I'll have to show that spell to the magus in my party.

Thanks Orthos: :)

And I should thank taig for pimping my shields here. I have been remiss in my attendance of FAWTL for a while now but I should really be plugging my work more. :)

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Not really my character doing anything for fun, but I had a character (an Azerblood Fighter) once named Jock McStrap. He was a serious character though, just had a strange name...

Also, my Magi generally use Arcane Mark when they run out of other spells. It's fun to see all of the dead bodies with my Magi's signature emblazoned on them. :)

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Why do I have a picture of Radagast the Brown in my head when I read Ilias' posts... ;)

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Is there any word yet on the possibility that this might arrive in enough time to ship before the projected 21st of December date (ie. seperately to my Subscription shipment). It is my Birthday/Christmas present from my parents and since they are already annoyed that they won't have anything physical to give me on my actual Birthday (12th Dec) they are gonna be royally pi$$ed that they now don't have anything to physically give me on Christmas Day as well (and with the regular 2 week wait plus Christmas Delays it's now looking like I'm not going to get this until mid to late January).

I must say that asking for that kind of outlay literally a few days before Christmas, especially since the Shattered Star Minis are due out the next month is a massive ask. November was pushing it (it really should have been comissioned a few months earlier so that it hit us midway between the massive dollars of the Rise of the Runelords minis and Christmas) but December is going to be a killer for most people.
Now this doesn't really affect me as much (since my parents are paying for the book itself), but I still have to pay the $100 shipping for it. I would also forsee a number of people cancelling their pre-orders because of its timing and missing out on their .pdf (again this doesn't affect me since I already have the Anniversary .pdf from my order of the actual physical Anniversary hardcover), but I can sympathise with those who it does inconvenience.

My other worry with this estimated ship date is the closeness to Christmas. My orders have gradually been pushed back over the past 6 months so that I often have my stuff shipping on or after the projected "should ship by" date. As an example, November's shipment only just shipped yesterday for me, well into the week after it was projected to have shipped by. All over Facebook I see mesages of Subscribers in the USA already reading their physical copies while I still have yet to get my shipping notification (literally getting it sometimes up to a week after reading those messages). Considering that it takes at least 2 weeks for Subscription shipments to arrive here (I have known non-Subscription orders to take less, but they are few and far between and I've never known a Sub to take less than 2 weeks other than once in the whole time I've been a Subscriber) and the fact that my order might not even leave the warehouse before Christmas the way my orders have been going lately, I honestly have no idea when I might get that shipment (other than my very hopeful estimation of mid to late January). I have previously asked if it is possible for International shipments to be processed first so that everyone will be getting their copies around the same time but it seems that notion has fallen on deaf ears (or my continued asking has been the cause for my gradual bump to further down the line). I have had some issues with the pre-authorisations screwing with the account balance on my Debit Card and slowing the payment down until I can put more funds into the account, but these problems are not my problems (if it was the fact of me not having enough in the account then I can understand that, as I have done in the past) and shouldn't be affecting when my order ships because of something that is out of my control.

You can call me a whinger all you want, but it is really annoying to see so many people already reading their copies when I have to make do with the .pdfs for 2-3 weeks. It is really starting to take the shine off that monthly package arriving when I've already read what I wanted to and moved on, many times not even opening the books when they arrive and simply shelving them.

Just my 2cp, take it however you want... constructive criticism or cry baby whining. :/

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Testing...

Excellent

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Gorbacz wrote:
IT'S FULL OF STARS...

Sara Marie's the only Star that counts though...

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Yarr...

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Ryan Dancey wrote:
flash_cxxi wrote:
Because you did say "I think the biggest difference between theme park PvP and sandbox PvP is the need, in the sandbox to be a part of an organized force". Why should I need to be a part of anything if all I wanna do is meet up with a couple of friends and go on a Quest?
See what I did there?

Of course I see what you did there. But since your game is going to be a Sandbox MMO I only highlighted the part that was relevant to your game. OK, so maybe I will be able to go and do a Quest somewhere with my friends or solo. But as BlackUhuru said, "sure you might get killed by a player for one reason or another just like you will be killed by a Abyssal Paragon or Gold Dragon". Of course there's the chance that I'll get killed going to battle that Abyssal Paragon or that Gold Dragon, but that's my choice to go on that Quest fully knowing the danger. It's not however my choice to be attacked by another group for simply wandering through their territory, or because their Assassin's Guild needs to make their quota. That is not my idea of fun.

I'm not saying don't include PvP as I know that people out there like it. What I am saying is that PvP needs to be kept to areas where it won't affect the gameplay of those of us who don't enjoy it. Have safe areas, let me simply skip to a Quest from the safe areas without the need to wander through some other group's territory, have in game warnings so I know when I've entered a PvP zone so I can backtrack. From your earlier comments it seems clear that every area (save the training area, which you said is only going to be available for a limited time, and Quests/Missions) is going to be available for PvP. Why do I want to be strolling down the street to go to the tavern and get a knife in my back and bleed out in the street while others simply walk past, hands on their swords praying that doesn't happen to them? I don't want to have to join a larger group to get the full benefit of the game, I want to be able to sit down with a couple of my buds from overseas and play a game, since I can't do that IRL, and still be able to get somewhere in the game.

PvP might be fun for some, but isn't fun for all. There needs to be more of a balance than what I'm seeing described.

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blackbloodtroll wrote:
Is human the best route?

Tiefling would give you a way to write of the appearance of the character without resorting to any outside influences (and give you some nice side benefits).

Human gives you the extra Feat, which is always nice, but requires more exposition and possible GM Fiat to explain his appearance.

IMHO both are viable options and it would come down to which way you and you brother want to go with the character build.

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Awesome! Been eagerly awaiting this one! :D

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Yay!

Grats Mike!!! :D

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Congrats to both Dave and Mike!

Strictly for different reasons of course. :)

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Oozi McOoze wrote:
Thanks a lot Paizo, why can't you be crappy and my family can have a home.

That's OK. You can always live in the boxes that the Minis come in. Then all you have to do to renovate is to buy more Minis! :)

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The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:
+1000. What's the kid's name?

Michael Jacob Teter. :)

And I just realized that he shares his Birthday with my son as well!

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Mike Welham wrote:
Ragwaine wrote:

Having the different levels makes it seem really "busy" but I think Mr. Welham did as well as anyone could have. I think these big bulky gloves should prevent spell casting (but that would have just made it even more busy).

I just keep picturing a cartoon of some wizard holding out his arm so a roc can land on it. Not a bad item, but not my favorite.

Admittedly, that was also an image I had in my mind when I was working on this.

Hopefully, I can make a better impression with my organization.

I wanna see Mason get some of these and walk around with a Roc on his arm. No Bandits and Crocodiles would dare attack us then! ;)

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We should of course mention that Mike Welham of current RPG Superstar fame is working on this project. So it's worth the price of admission for that reason alone. :)

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Anthony A. Scott wrote:
I Submitted Shelyn's Thrush, and would love some feedback on the item.

I think I can see where this one went wrong... O.o

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