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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. 7,020 posts (9,847 including aliases). 3 reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 54 aliases.


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Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Hi Guys,

Just letting you know that I've sent a follow up e-mail to this.

Cheers
Craig

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

I should have clarified that I own the base Pathfinder Munchkin Human.

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Same card count as the original, so I'm guessing that it's exactly the same, just with a board and player pieces. Which is really a little disappointing.
As someone who has the base game, but has been contemplating buying Munchkin Deluxe to get the board and pieces to play it with my kids (easier for them to visualise their level ups than using a die), there's really zero incentive for me to get this if it includes exactly the same cards. If even a few cards were added, I would consider it, but as it stands... why would I?

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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!

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Hi Guys,

Just letting you know that I have sent you an e-mail regarding this. Need a little clarification about something.

Cheers

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

While I'm not entirely keen to join another message board, I can fully understand your decision and still want to play. So count me in (once you guys finally leave town and I can join in).

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

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

That said, my character isn't quite ready to make her entrance at this stage of the game. :)

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Whoops, sorry I didn't realise this had started. I had my eye on the Discussion Thread (Focused), but nothing appeared here to announce that the game had started, so I missed it. Sorry...

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Woo Hoo. And my Shipping Notification just came through for the remaining Subs. :)
I was just about to got to bed too. Guess I'll be DLing me some Paizo goodness instead.

EDIT: Never mind, I have no downloads. It wasn't an actual Shipping Notification after all (and I now realise, neither was the one for my minis), it was an "we expect to ship by" notification instead. Guess I'm still waiting another few days... :/

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Yeah my June Orders are all over the place.
Apparently, my KS Package(s) were sent a week ago, and my minis were sent yesterday, but the bulk of my June Shipment is still pending.

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Hi guys. I added a few things to my Sidecart.
I was hoping that it could ship with this Month's Shipments, as it has added them to July in the Subs page. The system might automatically do this anyway, I was just giving you a heads up. :)

Cheers

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Yep, I'm in.
I sorta dropped the ball towards the end. Sorry. :(

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Sara Marie wrote:
Fayries wrote:
will the Kickstarter items count towards the $10 discount for $100+ orders?)

No. Those items were already paid for during the kickstarter and the money went to Goblinworks. On the order they will be listed as $0.00 and will thus not apply towards the Paizo shipping discounts.

thanks
sara marie

How do these items work in terms of calculating shipping costs? Like Fayries, I also paid extra for International Shipping during the Kickstarter. But if these items are included as part of the Subscription Shipment, then their weight will go towards determining the overall shipping costs of the shipment. Just making sure I'm not charged for shipping twice on these items (once through Kickstarter and once from Paizo), since the KS items are going to be heavy.

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

What! Where?

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Boo...

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Coolio :)

I'm assuming full hp at 1st level, but wanted to make sure on Starting Gold?

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Thank You for your help Sharaya.

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

So I'm guessing that I'm waiting until next Wednesday! (my time) now then?
Unless you guys work on a Saturday... :/

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Sharaya,

This issue has been addressed.

Cheers
Craig

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Hi guys,

I sent you an e-mail regarding this problem. I'd really appreciate a quick response back (as the last few times I've e-mailed, it has taken up to a week to get a response, and in one case longer), so I can get it sorted in a hurry.

Cheers
Craig

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Celestial Healer wrote:
I went with more of an orphan backstory.

Yeah I read that. Looks cool, I figured I'd let you know about the Ulfen Guard though, just in case you wanted to have a squiz. :)

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

David M Mallon wrote:
Gaelin Northvein wrote:
The concept is that he is of Ulfen stock, but raised in Taldor.
A Varangian Guard?

There is actually a subset of Ulfen (from the Land of the Linnorm Kings) society called the Ulfen Guard who work in Taldor as Prince Stavian III's personal bodyguards. It is quite conceivable that Gaelin is a junior member of this unit, as they operate at Stavian's behest throughout the Inner Sea Region.

There is an Ulfen Guard PrC in the new Inner Sea Combat Campaign Book if you're interested Max.

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

War Priest Dave?
Or perhaps a Slayer?

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

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You're not the only one...

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Yeah I am the same. My FLGS already has it in stock and I could have had it days ago. And this is from a non-capital city in Australia...

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

What is the status on Pathfinder: Munchkin?
It was originally part of my October Sub (it's in my sidecart) as it is relesed this month, but now it's been shifted to the December Sub (since there is no longer a November Sub).
Will it be available this month after all in time to be added to the October Sub or not?

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Enlight_Bystand wrote:

This always happens whilst the spawn is happening. One part of the system says 'October subs have been generated' but another says 'your subs aren't generated yet, to the next subscription with you!'

Once the auth spawn fully completes, everything fixes itself and all is good with the world for you.

Except that my Subs have been screwy for the last week or so, way before they actually started the spawning process.

First, I had an October Shipment, a November Shipment and a December Shipment listed.
Then, sometime within the last week or so, it swapped to just an October Shipment and a December Shipment, and the Munchkin: Pathfinder that was in the October Shipment had changed to the December Shipment.
Now, all I have is the December Shipment with everything from the 3 months Shipments included in it.

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Is there a reason that this has shifted from my October Subscription shipment to the December one? If this is due out in October and the expansion is due in November, then why are they both in my December Subscription shipment (and for that matter, why is there no November Shipment)?

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Fighter used to be a nice 2 level dip for any class wanting to see some melee, but now with Armour Mastery it makes sense to go one more if you want to use heavier armour types. I agree that Level 4 is nice for Weapon Specialisation, but only if your Feat selection will allow it and mine is pretty tight. :)

I really like Archetypes as I am a big fan of being able to customise a character to suit a specific charactisation. I know that it also makes it much easier for people to build overpowered machines of death and destruction, unable to be touched my mortal man, but for someone like me who enjoys creating weird class/race combinations, having that extra little bit of versatility is a fun addition. I honestly don't believe that any of my characters are overpowered for their customisation, as I build "Characters", not Deathbots... :)
Feel free to peruse my Aliases, as every one is an actual character created to play (although in some cases they may have been created for games that never eventuated). :D

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Vattnisse wrote:

So, noble Sir Wormfood, if I may...

Why three levels of the dragoon archetype? Why not just one level, for the free mounted combat feats? Or level 4 for weapon specialisation?

Level 3 lets me move in Medium Armour without Penalty (with the bonus of getting me another free Feat). And Level 13 of Paladin gets me another use of Smite Evil. :)

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Ha Ha! See, I have been following. I've just needed an opportunity for Nyxalia to actually say something... :P

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Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

I just sent CS an e-mail regarding cancelling part of this order.
Just letting you know here for reference.

Cheers

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Oh hallelujah! It's a Father's Day miracle! My product is shipping...

I look forward to the worst Father's Day ever this Sunday when my kids have nothing to give me for another 2 weeks... :/

Now it's just another 12 hour wait until I can actually read through my .pdfs, since I'm at work for another 8 hours and the kids/dinner/bedtime routine...

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

*sigh*

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

The_Hanged_Man wrote:
Heine Stick wrote:
Guys, as multiple representatives of the company have already mentioned, Paizo's just as frustrated as we are by this ordeal. It isn't optimal and they know it. Cut the guys some slack, and trust that things'll look better come GenCon '14. :)
Don't get me wrong. I love Paizo products and don't have any plans to cancel my subscription. However, when I feel I receive less than adequate service on a particular transaction I will make it known. All reasoned feedback is good, particularly when it is critical in nature.

This...

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Freehold DM wrote:
flash_cxxi wrote:
Some days I just don't know why I even bother to be alive... :/
I've been there man. Do you want to talk about it?

Nah, there's no point. Nothing I can do about anything...

Thanks for the offer though. :)

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Yay! Monday or Tuesday (so Tuesday or Wednesday). I'm so happy I can't wait... :/

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Some days I just don't know why I even bother to be alive... :/

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Auspician wrote:
brent norton wrote:
Since they knew they were going to be late they should have made sure the PDF's would be sent out on time or earlier as a way to apologize to the subscribers.
Matthew Morris wrote:
And as noted elsewhere Brent, they can't due to the credit card agreements.

Hogwash. Once a credit card is authorized successfully, the biller is guaranteed to get paid. Even if the authorization later drops off and all the money is spent on other things, the entire point of an authorization is to allow the money to be taken out of the account anyway (even if that would leave a negative or overlimit balance).

The only consideration here is what to do with customers who have their accounts authorized and attempt to cancel orders *after* they receive their PDFs. But first things first - how does Paizo currently remedy customers who buy PDFs, gain access to them, and then ask to cancel their order? Do they just give them their money back even though they received the product? I'm guessing not. This would be the same situation.

If the customer was insistent, it wouldn't be difficult for the Paizo Customer Service team to provide another option - namely, refunding the difference between the subscription cost and the PDF cost after the authorization turns into an actual charge on the account. One way or another the customers would have gotten their PDFs, so they should pay for them.

At this point, if Paizo decides to hold back releasing PDFs to subscribers until after shipment it will be a choice to favor customers inclined to cancel orders and give customer service a really hard time over their loyal customers and subscribers who have been with them since the beginning.

tl;dr: Releasing PDFs immediately upon a successful card authorization would not cost Paizo anything, would not open them up to any financial risk, and would make their subscribers far more happy. So why not?

Also, it's not "hogwash" as you so eloquently put it. I've had the scenario you put forward happen to me and it didn't go down as you describe it.

I had my Authorisation. That Authorisation dropped off and the funds were available again. My wife spent some of said funds. Paizo then tried to charge my card and it declined until I had paid enough to cover the cost of my Paizo order. And this card has gone into negatives before from other things being taken out above what was available, so it's not a factor of the account not being able to be overdrawn.
In this instance, if Paizo had given me my .pdfs, and I had cancelled my order, they would indeed have been out of pocket for those .pdfs. So in fact, it is your statement that is Hogwash.
I have no problem not having access to my .pdfs until the products ships. I just wish my products would ship sooner than they do...

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Ayrphish wrote:
Constantine wrote:
I gotta say, this is my first pathfinder subscription, and it may be my last. I'm VERY unimpressed. My FLGS has had the first part of Wrath of the Righteous in their store for a week, and I haven't even received a shipping notification, which means its still probably ANOTHER week away. I don't care about GenCon, or the other excuses, yes, excuses, for delays. If Gencon was going to be an issue, why didn't we send the subs out early, instead of late? Then, when I called, the person I spoke to was very unhelpful. Customer service, folks, its what its all about.

First, let me say, I agree with part of what you are saying. It is frustrating that this a re-occurring annual problem. And yes, they should figure out a way to avoid this or to better compensate the subscribers. It sucks to be the ones putting money in paizo's pocket every month, and then getting the short end when this time of year rolls around. With that, I agree with you, and despite some of the flame you (and I) will get for thinking and saying such thing, I still think you're right.

THAT SAID...

I would give them more of a chance. Whenever I have had to deal with customer service, they have been A+. I think they may be less than helpful on the phone with you now, because frankly, I don't think there is anything they can really do for you, short of shipping your order, which they are trying to do.

I've had 3 or 4 subscriptions for about 3-4 years now. This is the worst August that I can remember. I have confidence that they will try to make it better next year. I know the other 11 months of the year I will be happy.

I want nothing more than to rabble rouse until my order is shipped and I grumble and complain to whoever will listen to me and might sympathize that I am upset that my order hasn't shipped. But, I'm going to tough it out, and I'm going to see how they evolve and deal with this problem. I have faith that they will come through, and I will be a happy customer like I have been...

I agree with Ayrphish about part of your statement being correct. Paizo's Customer Service is A+ and they've always been nothing but helpful whenever I've had an issue. So their unhelpfulness in this instance may just simply be the fact that there's nothing more they can do to help you at this point and it's just a waiting game.

That being said, I fully agree with the first part of your statement. I went into my FLGS on Monday and they have multiple copies Mythic sitting on their shelf. And this is a store that is almost always quite late getting their Pathfinder deliveries (I'm in a non-capital city in Australia). So when somewhere like that can have their copies already, why is it that a week later (and 2 weeks since shipping began) I still have yet to receive a shipping notice. I understand that it's a once a year deal, but treating GenCon goers above your subscribers is, in my opinion, poor form. I also understand that because I added additional items to my order that it would be pushed back slightly, but pushed back until a week or more past it's release date is again, poor form.

Vic has said that they try to get the product into subscriber hands as soon as possible, but it's not always going to be by release date. Well that's fine for subscribers from the USA, when postage is a couple of days at most. But for those of us who live overseas, this means that all I see in my Facebook Feeds are pictures of people holding their new Pathfinder books, or saying how awesome this or that is, when I won't have mine in hand for weeks (and usually don't even have my .pdfs for almost a week after I start seeing people with their hard copies).

I still to this day don't understand two thing about the way Paizo ships their products:
1) Why can't international subscribers be the first orders processed? That way the wait between when we get our items and when US subscribers get theirs is lessened. Is our money not as important to you as US subscribers?
2) Why, when I am a multi-product subscriber is my order pushed to the end of the cue (which gets longer each year as more people subscribe; I used to get my shipping confirmations on a Wednesday, whereas now I get them on a Friday, usually Saturday or in rare cases the following Monday)? I give Paizo way more money, so why am I less important than those subscribers who only have the AP (or very few books)?

And to top it all off, the main reason that I'm not impressed with this month's subscription fulfillment is that The Adventure Card Game and one of the additional books I ordered were supposed to be Father's Day gifts for me from my children.
The Father's Day that is on the 1st of September (in Australia).
Yes, that's next weekend.
Yes, I still haven't received my shipping notice.
Yes, shipping time is (almost always) 2 weeks from when I receive my shipping notice..
Yes, that means that my children now have nothing to give me on Father's Day, and probably won't have anything to give me for (the bare minimum of) another week after that.

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

It's nice to know that so many people already have their Subs for this month and that all those people at GenCon can actually buy their copies of this month's products before I even get a shipping confirmation. I mean, I was under the impression that one of the benefits of Subscribing was that I could at least have access to my .pdfs before non-subscribers could get to read it. As it is, with no confirmation for at least another 2 days that means that I won't have my physical products until (at the bare minimum) the first week of September. :/
Once again, GenCon goers show that they're much more important than Subscribers...

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Damn you Oliver, you're beating me! *shakes fist*
:P

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Vic Wertz wrote:
Those of you who think we're charging too much for shipping, I invite you to head over to the USPS postage calculator or the UPS calculator and do the math yourself.

Oh yeah, I don't think you're charging too much if that's how I came across. I was just saying that because of the weight it's super expensive to ship here, I know it's got nothing to do with you guys. :)

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Even though the international shipping is abhorrently expensive because it's so heavy, I still went ahead and Subscribed. It means I'm guaranteed the Promo cards and I don't have to wait until my FLGS can get it in (they're a bit hit and miss with releases due to their distributor). I already have a fairly hefty Sub package this month, so the excess postage was somewhat mitigated by my already large and heavy order. And I was always gonna Subscribe after the Base Set anyway... :)

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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).

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

I'm back from my holiday and finally settled back in. :)

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