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Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:
Ziesstra T'sarran wrote:


Will the "spiky rat box" be available for purchase any time soon, dah-ling?

I got a used one. How much?

*arching an eyebrow*

Used? You're adorable, really, but thank you, no.


James Jacobs wrote:
working at Paizo isn't all fun and games. Sometimes, it's work. STRESSFUL work.

Well, it may not be all fun and games, but it IS all games!

If you could take a month's vacation to any spot in Golarion, where would it be?

And on a related note... Merisiel: bikini or one-piece?


seven and seven is daystee.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

ulgulanoth wrote:
what is the safe choice for a long term relationship, succubus or erynies?

A succubus is all about being a dominating type of parasite. They consume life energy, but if something's dead, they have to move on.

An erinyes is all about revenge and unleashing fury upon those who may or may not deserve it. They generally don't have time to even pretend to be friendly or seductive.

So while erinyeses are a lot meaner and harder to get along with, they don't want to use relationships to feed off of you, so they're DEFINITELY safer for a long-term relationship.

Assuming you aren't a succubus yourself, in which case all bets are off.


Were the iconic characters created and played with as normal characters by Paizo employees before they became iconics? And if so (and even if not), who are the creators of each?

Also, will we see Pathfinder Tales featuring them?

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Dryder wrote:

If the universe is all there is and it's expanding... where does it expand into?!

!The answer is not 42!

The Plane of Air.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Ziesstra T'sarran wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
What kind of strange tortures do you have planned for Yoda now that he lives in the area (and/or works for Paizo)?

The primary one is the revelation that working at Paizo isn't all fun and games. Sometimes, it's work. STRESSFUL work.

Also: the spiky rat box.

Will the "spiky rat box" be available for purchase any time soon, dah-ling?

Perhaps for very special orders.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Andrew Crossett wrote:
If you could take a month's vacation to any spot in Golarion, where would it be?

Sandpoint.

Andrew Crossett wrote:
And on a related note... Merisiel: bikini or one-piece?

Bikini for sure... but only if she has to, since this weird fixation on wearing clothes while you swim or sunbathe or chop wood or birdwatch or otherwise engage in non-stabby interactions is just one of many strange human customs that don't really make sense.


How many fingers am I holding up?

Paizo Employee Creative Director

drunken_nomad wrote:

How many burned shoulders does Steve have?

Seven and seven is?

Does this look infected?

Is it safe to microwave?

Did you ever eat one of those lumps of dough in a cashew chicken order?

Have you ever felt like you were having deja-vu?

This one time I sat on some gum...how could I have saved my pants?

Three people walked into a bar?

Whats it got in its pockettttses?

Two, one less than a third seven, yes (but only from outside the microwave), no, yes, gum-eating bacteria, hope they aimed at an open door, iphone and keys and wallet.


James Jacobs wrote:
Dryder wrote:

If the universe is all there is and it's expanding... where does it expand into?!

!The answer is not 42!

The Plane of Air.

Is there a Plane of Farts?

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Alch wrote:
Were the iconic characters created and played with as normal characters by Paizo employees before they became iconics? And if so (and even if not), who are the creators of each?

No; they were created from scratch. Their stats were built by all of us, depending on what level and what iconic and where they showed up first, and their backstories have mostly been written by myself (for most of the core iconics) or James Sutter (for most of the APG iconics), with Mike McArtor, Wes Schneider helping out here and there.

Alch wrote:
Also, will we see Pathfinder Tales featuring them?

No, but we'll probably see some web fiction featuring some of them from time to time.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

George the Rabbit wrote:
How many fingers am I holding up?

Two.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Dryder wrote:

If the universe is all there is and it's expanding... where does it expand into?!

!The answer is not 42!

The Plane of Air.
Is there a Plane of Farts?

Nope; that's part of the Plane of Air. Or maybe part of Bakersfield.


If Seattle were destroyed by a dinosaur attack, would Paizo relocate?
If dinosaurs were destroyed by a Seattle attack, would Paizo relocate?
If mad foreign scientists successfully extracted dinosaur DNA, cloned dinosaurs, and opened a dinosaur park in another country, would Paizo relocate ('for study reasons')?

How many interns has Jason Bulmahn officially eaten to date, and how does this compare to the 'off the record' figure?

If the sun rises at three minutes past midnight, and a wayfinder spins round and round in circles whilst a white dragon circles overhead, is the explorer in that situation at the north pole or the south pole of Golarion, which day of the year is it, and should the pathfinder have bought a spare pair of boots before he or she left Absalom?

If a Qadiran shipping magnate sends three hundred crates of roses to market in Andoran, who is in the most trouble with an angry druid cabal? Did the church of Naderi have anything to do with the situation?

Are loompa-loompas fey or otherwise related to gnomes? Is their secret agenda inimical to other races?

What about Golarion's east pole and west pole? Would a Bear of Very Little Brain such as Winnie-the-Pooh who set out to find them meet with any success?

No, seriously what about the east and west pole? Just because Golarion's a fantasy world, it doesn't mean that there can't, in some weird dimensional (likely Lovecraftian way) be an east pole and/or west pole. Okay, getting to either be tricky (since they're always beyond the conventional horizon) and one or both of these locations might already be occupied by mi-go, nightgaunts, hounds of tindalos, and/or other weird and wonderful things, but the trip might be worth the while to several groups.

And to finish with (for now) an easy question: Which Golarion nations play tennis and table-tennis?


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Modules Subscriber

When you were a child...did you catch a fleeting glimpse?

Ever watch gladiator movies?

Misfits or Ramones?

Have you ever felt like you were having deja-vu?

Can you name the hometowns of all the main characters from M*A*S*H?


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber
James Jacobs wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
What kind of strange tortures do you have planned for Yoda now that he lives in the area (and/or works for Paizo)?

The primary one is the revelation that working at Paizo isn't all fun and games. Sometimes, it's work. STRESSFUL work.

Also: the spiky rat box.

Do you think the spiky rat box will be making an appearance in Carrion Crown?


James Jacobs wrote:
ulgulanoth wrote:
what is the safe choice for a long term relationship, succubus or erynies?

A succubus is all about being a dominating type of parasite. They consume life energy, but if something's dead, they have to move on.

An erinyes is all about revenge and unleashing fury upon those who may or may not deserve it. They generally don't have time to even pretend to be friendly or seductive.

So while erinyeses are a lot meaner and harder to get along with, they don't want to use relationships to feed off of you, so they're DEFINITELY safer for a long-term relationship.

Assuming you aren't a succubus yourself, in which case all bets are off.

Dear Mr. Jacobs,

You appear to be confusing succubi for politicians, lawyers and media tycoons, very few of whom have very much value (beyond the fiscal). Succubi are at least, in general, highly ornamental and greatly lift the spirits of those around them, therefore it is quite inaccurate to label us 'parasites'. We actually add value and pleasure to society (unlike the aforementioned polawymedicoons) with the exception of the occasional unfortunate deranged succubus who happens to go into politics, lawyering, or media tycoonery herself (as opposed to being a wife or mistress, say).
Incubi are a waste of time and space though. They never do any work, just foisting children on unsuspecting females then moving on... A succubus is left holding the baby (literally) when she has a long-term plan involving the 'loosening up' of a mortal, which is also much more work than erinyes generally do.
And to be frank, given how much depends on us and revolves around us, (for example recently the plots and schemes by the Queen of Kyonin) I think you'll find that some of us are the hardest working outsiders around. Yes we do it because first and foremost we enjoy it, but by golly (I would love to use stronger language, but your messageboard filters would overload and meltdown were I to translate my true feelings here, which would serve my purpose even less than using such timid words) do we work and make a difference to the lives of everyday folk.

Trusting that you find this correction helpful.

Yours,

Ask A Succubus.

Andoran

Have you enjoyed your sudden bout of fame?


But, regarding long term relationships in this context, succubus or erinyes is almost certainly irrelevant, since mortals (even elves) are incapable of living sufficient millennia to actually engage in anything more than a brief fling.
However, for the record, for the genuinely long-lived, the succubus/erinyes long-term relationship answer depends if you want an eternity of wearisomely predictable routine or of exhilarating, wild passion...

Yours,

Ask A Succubus.


If "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned," does that mean that scorned women don't go to Hell?


James Jacobs wrote:
Bikini for sure... but only if she has to, since this weird fixation on wearing clothes while you swim or sunbathe or chop wood or birdwatch or otherwise engage in non-stabby interactions is just one of many strange human customs that don't really make sense.

That's certainly nice to know. But so much nudity... are you sure Ed Greenwood didn't have a hand in creating her? :-)

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Charles Evans 25 wrote:

If Seattle were destroyed by a dinosaur attack, would Paizo relocate?

If dinosaurs were destroyed by a Seattle attack, would Paizo relocate?
If mad foreign scientists successfully extracted dinosaur DNA, cloned dinosaurs, and opened a dinosaur park in another country, would Paizo relocate ('for study reasons')?

Paizo's in Redmond. Seattle's destruction, while it would probably take out Mona and Bulmahn and a few others, would not physically affect Paizo apart from me taking lots of days off to go watch.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
How many interns has Jason Bulmahn officially eaten to date, and how does this compare to the 'off the record' figure?

Interns have very low to no alcohol content. As a result, Jason has no interest in eating any of them.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
If the sun rises at three minutes past midnight, and a wayfinder spins round and round in circles whilst a white dragon circles overhead, is the explorer in that situation at the north pole or the south pole of Golarion, which day of the year is it, and should the pathfinder have bought a spare pair of boots before he or she left Absalom?

The fourth of Abadaius, and yes he should have brought extra boots.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
If a Qadiran shipping magnate sends three hundred crates of roses to market in Andoran, who is in the most trouble with an angry druid cabal? Did the church of Naderi have anything to do with the situation?

The shipping magnate and Andoran are both in deep trouble. The church of Naderi is withholding comment.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
Are loompa-loompas fey or otherwise related to gnomes? Is their secret agenda inimical to other races?

If you mean OOMPA loompas; they're humanoids with the suptype of (musical candy freak). Their secret agenda's only bad news to races who don't practice good dental hygiene. I'm not sure about the loompa-loompas.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
What about Golarion's east pole and west pole? Would a Bear of Very Little Brain such as Winnie-the-Pooh who set out to find them meet with any success?

Winnie-the-Pooh would hit the first ocean and drown soon thereafter.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
No, seriously what about the east and west pole? Just because Golarion's a fantasy world, it doesn't mean that there can't, in some weird dimensional (likely Lovecraftian way) be an east pole and/or west pole. Okay, getting to either be tricky (since they're always beyond the conventional horizon) and one or both of these locations might already be occupied by mi-go, nightgaunts, hounds of tindalos, and/or other weird and wonderful things, but the trip might be worth the while to several groups.

Since Golarion was created by SCIENCE, no east or west pole exists. And since no east or west pole existed in Lovecraft, invoking Grandpa's name has no effect.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:

And to finish with (for now) an easy question: Which Golarion nations play tennis and table-tennis?

None; neither sport exists on Golarion.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

drunken_nomad wrote:
When you were a child...did you catch a fleeting glimpse?

I should have left that sick rodent in the bushes.

drunken_nomad wrote:
Ever watch gladiator movies?

Yup!

drunken_nomad wrote:
Misfits or Ramones?

Haven't really listened to either, but I'll pick the Ramones because Stephen King likes them.

drunken_nomad wrote:
Have you ever felt like you were having deja-vu?

Nope!

drunken_nomad wrote:
Can you name the hometowns of all the main characters from M*A*S*H?

Nope!

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Justin Franklin wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
What kind of strange tortures do you have planned for Yoda now that he lives in the area (and/or works for Paizo)?

The primary one is the revelation that working at Paizo isn't all fun and games. Sometimes, it's work. STRESSFUL work.

Also: the spiky rat box.

Do you think the spiky rat box will be making an appearance in Carrion Crown?

Doubtful. But the adventures are still being written and I haven't seen any of them so who knows?

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Ask a Succubus wrote:

Dear Mr. Jacobs,

You appear to be confusing succubi for politicians, lawyers and media tycoons, very few of whom have very much value (beyond the fiscal). Succubi are at least, in general, highly ornamental and greatly lift the spirits of those around them, therefore it is quite inaccurate to label us 'parasites'. We actually add value and pleasure to society (unlike the aforementioned polawymedicoons) with the exception of the occasional unfortunate deranged succubus who happens to go into politics, lawyering, or media tycoonery herself (as opposed to being a wife or mistress, say).
Incubi are a waste of time and space though. They never do any work, just foisting children on unsuspecting females then moving on... A succubus is left holding the baby (literally) when she has a long-term plan involving the 'loosening up' of a mortal, which is also much more work than erinyes generally do.
And to be frank, given how much depends on us and revolves around us, (for example recently the plots and schemes by the Queen of Kyonin) I think you'll find that some of us are the hardest working outsiders around. Yes we do it because first and foremost we enjoy it, but by golly (I would love to use stronger language, but your messageboard filters would overload and meltdown were I to translate my true...

I obviously need to do a lot more research on succubi. Which is fine with me!

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Andrew Crossett wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Bikini for sure... but only if she has to, since this weird fixation on wearing clothes while you swim or sunbathe or chop wood or birdwatch or otherwise engage in non-stabby interactions is just one of many strange human customs that don't really make sense.
That's certainly nice to know. But so much nudity... are you sure Ed Greenwood didn't have a hand in creating her? :-)

I can be just as much a pervert as Ed can, can't I?

Andoran

James Jacobs wrote:


4) Work on a story for Sutter

What kind of story? Bed time story? I bet it's a bed time story, Sutter loves those.

Andoran

James Jacobs wrote:
1) More World of Warcraft

Have you ever played Guild Wars, and, either way, is there any chance you give Guild Wars 2 a shot when it comes out?

Also,

Are you a Seahawks fan? If so, are you still feeling jobbed by the referees that worked Super Bowl XL?


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Are you a fan of the show Dexter?

Do you like to wear hats?

Can you divide by zero?

If Superman and Ghandi were to be thrown into an arena deathmatch who would come out alive?

Who does all your base belong to?

Can I borrow $5?


Dear all-knowing James Jacobs,
I have never understood why the cleric (and now oracle) have a d8 and a 3/4 BAB and the sorcerer and wizard are stuck with d6es and 1/2 BABs. Can you unravel this mystery?


Is Tom Rex any relation to Dr. Dinosaur?

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Studpuffin wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:


4) Work on a story for Sutter
What kind of story? Bed time story? I bet it's a bed time story, Sutter loves those.

A cool story with mayhem and horrors!

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Jeremiziah wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
1) More World of Warcraft

Have you ever played Guild Wars, and, either way, is there any chance you give Guild Wars 2 a shot when it comes out?

Also,

Are you a Seahawks fan? If so, are you still feeling jobbed by the referees that worked Super Bowl XL?

I tried Guild Wars, but I didn't really like it. Felt like an inferior Warcraft to me, and to be honest, the fact that I couldn't take "shortcuts" by jumping over ledges (the game has invisible walls that force you to follow the roads in too many places) annoyed me enough that I lost interest.

If Guild Wars 2 works on Macs, I might give it a try.

I'm not a Seahawks fan. In fact, I'm not a sports fan at all. I barely know what kind of sport is associated with super bowls, in fact. (It's bowling, right?)

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Monkeygod wrote:

Which Dinosaur is your favorite?? beyond the obvious of "all of them"

Is there a Monkey God in Golarion's pantheon yet?? if not, why?? also, if not, make it so!!...please.

Also,
would it be ok if i use my vast powers of Necromancy to raise the Paizo staff once they die so we can keep your collective awesomeness here forever?? I promise I'll make you all intelligent

Tyrannosaurus is my favorite (see my avatar icon!).

Closest thing we have to a monkey god is Angazhan, demon lord of apes and jungles.
And being made into an undead to work on Paizo products forever sounds like a trick... of the eternal enslavement kind!

Paizo Employee Creative Director

JMD031 wrote:

Are you a fan of the show Dexter?

Do you like to wear hats?

Can you divide by zero?

If Superman and Ghandi were to be thrown into an arena deathmatch who would come out alive?

Who does all your base belong to?

Can I borrow $5?

Yes, no, no, both (they'd make friends), the dude with all the Zigs, no.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Is Tom Rex any relation to Dr. Dinosaur?

Nope. Tom's a Tyrannosaur. Dr. Dinosaur is not. No relation.


Frog blast the vent core?

Paizo Employee Creative Director

B.O.B. wrote:
Frog blast the vent core?

I have no idea what this is.

Andoran

James Jacobs wrote:
B.O.B. wrote:
Frog blast the vent core?
I have no idea what this is.

So you never played Marathon?

Mac or PC?


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Ok, can I borrow $10?


James Jacobs wrote:
I can be just as much a pervert as Ed can, can't I?

Preaching to the choir, bro. I'm the guy who in the last 24 hours got slapped by Seoni and narrowly avoided being stabbed by Merisiel for almost offering to take her to a hibachi restaurant. (The nude sushi bar seems to be working out, though. There's nothing like nude sushi on a hot summer night.)

Next question: how many hit points does Golarion have, and what is its Constitution? (I'm running kind of a munchkiny campaign.)

Andoran

James Jacobs wrote:
drunken_nomad wrote:
Misfits or Ramones?
Haven't really listened to either, but I'll pick the Ramones because Stephen King likes them.

But he writes more like the Misfits :)

Taldor

When is the date for your planned coup d'etat of the Paizo offices?


James Jacobs wrote:
Monkeygod wrote:

Which Dinosaur is your favorite?? beyond the obvious of "all of them"

Is there a Monkey God in Golarion's pantheon yet?? if not, why?? also, if not, make it so!!...please.

Also,
would it be ok if i use my vast powers of Necromancy to raise the Paizo staff once they die so we can keep your collective awesomeness here forever?? I promise I'll make you all intelligent

Tyrannosaurus is my favorite (see my avatar icon!).

Closest thing we have to a monkey god is Angazhan, demon lord of apes and jungles.
And being made into an undead to work on Paizo products forever sounds like a trick... of the eternal enslavement kind!

I also promise that as long as you continue to churn out your regular schedule of products you can use your free time however you want...including using you vile undead powers for EVIL!!!...or good, i don't care.

Taldor

Clark Ashton Smith or August Derleth?

Taldor

What's your favorite AP issue?


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Modules Subscriber

Beer or beer?


What are Bigfoot's stats?


Studpuffin wrote:
What is pi to the 1,000,000,000th place?

I'm not going to copy/paste it, but it's here on this site.

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