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Steven Schend?


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I know he is currently playtesting the rules, but is there any chance Paizo can scoop this valuable resource up for some design work as well?

The man's FR work is second only to Ed's (and it's a REALLY close call there), so having him onboard, either for setting-work or module creation would be huge gain for Paizo, I would think.

I'm sure there is still some undeveloped corner of Golarion you guys can spare for an 'old master'.

And besides, he's the last of the 'old gaurd' you guys have't thrown a bone yet. ;)


Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

I concur.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I've worked with Steven (in the sense that I'm in his class). I'm in my second class that he's teaching and have yet to leave without something useful coming out. Yes yes, even the Halflings of Cordon Bleu and their Dire Llama cheese (long long story).

The man is creative and I feel he would be a great addition to the Pathfinder crew.


STEVEN! STEVEN! STEVEN! STEVEN! STEVEN!

That is to say, I think Steven would be a great addition to an already awesome team. In my experience (I'm in the playtest with him, as well as both of the classes he has run), Steven is brilliant when it comes to worldbuilding.

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber

Even if you guys can't get him on supplements, get him for some fiction. :)

Shadow Lodge

Hawkins wrote:
I concur.

-Indeed!

18D


Seconded...or so, since this is not the second post :)


MarkusTay wrote:

I know he is currently playtesting the rules, but is there any chance Paizo can scoop this valuable resource up for some design work as well?

The man's FR work is second only to Ed's (and it's a REALLY close call there), so having him onboard, either for setting-work or module creation would be huge gain for Paizo, I would think.

I'm sure there is still some undeveloped corner of Golarion you guys can spare for an 'old master'.

And besides, he's the last of the 'old gaurd' you guys have't thrown a bone yet. ;)

Eric Boyd is right there


Erik demonstrates more business-savy then all of Hasbro combined.

Way to go - its nice to see that someone still understands the conceept of giving the customers what THEY want.


Mr. Schend's Forgotten Realms source books were absolutely fantastic. He's one of the few authors of which I buy stuff with his name on it unseen.

I am sure he would be a very good addition to the already great selection of authors working for Paizo.

Have a lot of fun
Andreas

Cheliax

Charles Townsend wrote:

STEVEN! STEVEN! STEVEN! STEVEN! STEVEN!

That is to say, I think Steven would be a great addition to an already awesome team. In my experience (I'm in the playtest with him, as well as both of the classes he has run), Steven is brilliant when it comes to worldbuilding.

I'll add my voice to this, too: STEVEN! STEVEN! STEVEN! STEVEN! STEVEN!

And if there's *any* chance to hire Eric Boyd or George Krashos, Paizo should definitely do it! In my opinion these three guys have done some of the best D&D stuff ever written.


Sea of Fallen Stars is my favorite sourcebook, so I agree

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Andreas Simon wrote:

Mr. Schend's Forgotten Realms source books were absolutely fantastic. He's one of the few authors of which I buy stuff with his name on it unseen.

I am sure he would be a very good addition to the already great selection of authors working for Paizo.

Have a lot of fun
Andreas

If you haven't seen it yet, check out a book called Fellowship Fantastic. It's a collection of short stories and Steven has one in there called "Concerning a Gambit of Fraternity" it's a lot of fun, and he's been working on more stories in that world. It's the beginning of an all new adventure.


Sorry I didn't chime in sooner . . . Steven is one of the designers whose work I knew I would love if I saw his name on the cover of a product in 2nd edition, and when it came to FR sourcebooks, he was only second to Ed when it came to me just enjoying reading through the book for all of the details and nuanced that he added to it.


The Forgotten Realms rocked when Steve Schend was doing his jam-packed expansion boxed sets and Ed was turning out his Volo's Guides.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber

I have to chime in too :-)

Osirion

I will also add my "Hell, yeah!" to this thread. :)

I am eagerly awaiting his new Realms novel (Blackstaff Tower, I think it's called) after having read Blackstaff earlier this year. As for his sourcebook contributions, I am with the other folks here who have a great appreciation of it.

So... Steven... comment? :)

Cheliax

(At the moment, I think Steven's still getting settled after a little adventure to the Great White Nort'. Then, we're stealing him on Thursday for our inaugural Pathfinder RPG playtest night of "Curse of the Crimson Throne." After that--he can start breathing life into Golarion, heheh.)


Andrew Crossett wrote:

The Forgotten Realms rocked when Steve Schend was doing his jam-packed expansion boxed sets and Ed was turning out his Volo's Guides.

it sure did


Andrew Crossett wrote:

The Forgotten Realms rocked when Steve Schend was doing his jam-packed expansion boxed sets and Ed was turning out his Volo's Guides.

Absolutely. Those were the best times for FR.

While someone mentioned Eric Boyd, he may be third after Greenwood and Schend, but he's a distant third. Very very distant. His best work was P&P and DD way back in 2e, and then he went down very fast after that.

Taldor

I've GMed for Steven, and he's a fun guy.


Andrew Betts wrote:
If you haven't seen it yet, check out a book called Fellowship Fantastic. It's a collection of short stories and Steven has one in there called "Concerning a Gambit of Fraternity" it's a lot of fun, and he's been working on more stories in that world. It's the beginning of an all new adventure.

No, that book is unknown to me. I'll check it out, thanks for the tip.

Cheers
Andreas

Grand Lodge

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For those that don't know, Steven has a new short story out.

"Unreadable" takes place in the library of a recently deceased man as Oscar (character from previous story) and Isaac search for cursed books to be placed in the 'Unreadable Library' for the worlds safety.

The story can be found in the book The Dimension Next Door which can be found here

I enjoyed the story, though I believe there were a few issues that happened in editing/printing (a name gets changed a couple of times) but there is also a shout-out to someone that pretty much everyone here at Paizo has seen (at least online), but I won't spoil that part, you'll have to read to see.

Paizo Employee Editor-in-Chief

MarkusTay wrote:
I know he is currently playtesting the rules, but is there any chance Paizo can scoop this valuable resource up for some design work as well?

Totally! We'd love to have someone like Steven working with us (I LOVED Skullport!). He's not someone I've ever worked with before on either Dragon on Pathfinder so we didn't hit up his door when we went banging around during our "Hey, we're doing this thing called Pathfinder..." phase. But yeah, next time we do a round of assignments we'll keep him in mind (or if anyone knows him and wants to bring this thread up, I'd love to hear from him!). My roleplaying roots totally stem from second edition Ravenloft, Forgotten Realms, and Planescape, so the more names we can get on board from those awesome days and the more excited (fanboyed out) I get!

MerrikCale wrote:
Eric Boyd is right there

He is! Just check out Pathfinder #10! He did an awesome job on the Shoanti for us!

Paizo Employee Editor-in-Chief

Andrew Crossett wrote:

The Forgotten Realms rocked when Steve Schend was doing his jam-packed expansion boxed sets and Ed was turning out his Volo's Guides.

Seconded!

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber
Andrew Crossett wrote:
The Forgotten Realms rocked when Steve Schend was doing his jam-packed expansion boxed sets and Ed was turning out his Volo's Guides.

The golden age of the Realms if you ask me. Schend giving is the crunchy bits and Ed giving us the fluffy goodness.

Shadow Lodge

F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
Totally! We'd love to have someone like Steven working with us (I LOVED Skullport!). He's not someone I've ever worked with before on either Dragon on Pathfinder so we didn't hit up his door when we went banging around during our "Hey, we're doing this thing called Pathfinder..." phase. But yeah, next time we do a round of assignments we'll keep him in mind (or if anyone knows him and wants to bring this thread up, I'd love to hear from him!). My roleplaying roots totally stem from second edition Ravenloft, Forgotten Realms, and Planescape, so the more names we can get on board from those awesome days and the more excited (fanboyed out) I get!

-I will post a link to this thread on Steven's Candlekeep Scroll.(The Thread where fans ask him questions.

18DELTA

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
(or if anyone knows him and wants to bring this thread up, I'd love to hear from him!).

I'll send him an e-mail, he's heading for San Fran for a week or so, so he'll be out of touch. He has expressed some interest when we've talked. My roommate is part of the playtest so it's pretty easy to get in touch.

Andrew

EDIT: And he's been e-mailed now.

Taldor

Steven Schend? Please!!!! yes!!!! go ahead!!!

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Steven has actually seen this thread, it's been referred to (by me) as the Steven Schend ego-stroke thread.

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