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What is a "Charter Subscriber"?


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As it says on the title? Curiosity has got the best of me and some people have Charter Subscriber instead of plain old subscriber like me.

So what is a Charter Subscriber type of person?

Ta :D


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber

A Charter subscriber is someone who signed up to the AP line right at the beginning, before the AP issues that compensated for the end of the Dungeon and Dragon magazine subscriptions finished if I recall the cutoff point accurately. Cancelling the subscription then restarting it loses the Charter status.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion Subscriber

IIRC Lisa said there were 1000 charter subscribers as of nowadays.


It means they were there when it all started.

Cheliax

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

A Charter subscriber is someone who had a Dungeon/Dragon subscription when Paizo stopped publishing, transferred from there to being an AP subscriber, and have continued until now.


Enlight_Bystand wrote:
A Charter subscriber is someone who had a Dungeon/Dragon subscription when Paizo stopped publishing, transferred from there to being an AP subscriber, and have continued until now.

What he said...I was about to cancel my Dragon sub way back then, and suddenly I get this email/letter about Paizo no longer publishing Dragon or Dungeon, but they had this new series they were self publishing. On a whim I thought "Sure, why not..." and kept my sub.

Glad I did!


Cool and interesting, thanks


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

I may be different, in that I had no subscription to Dungeon or Dragon - I just came across this hard-back book with a big adventure in it (Shackled City I think :-)) and thought - wow, these guys are cool.

I went on the website and subscribed, starting with an adventure called "Burnt Offerings" - after all, it looks cool, and if I didn't like it, I could always cancel the sub...

4-5 years later, I am still here, buying FAR too much stuff for my wallet's health!!

I think there are less and less of us "Charter Subscribers" these days - I remember hearing from the boards here that approx 4-5 months ago, we were down to about 1,100 or so? Either way, the board title is a nice little tribute that give me a little glowy feeling of warmth ehheheheh Of course, if Paizo wants to hand out other freebies to the loyal-1000, please feel free (other than continuing to provide some really good adventures, of course!) :-)

Aiddar

Sczarni

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

You did not need to have a dungeon or dragon subscription, as long as you sub scribed to the adventure pathes, sight unseen (before the first one shipped). Basicly its to honor those who had enough faith that the magazine company could pull off a monthly book wellbefore seeing it


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

The few...the proud...the Goblines.

(Insert image of goblin in U.S. Marine dress blues with ceremonial dogslicer.)

Andoran

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Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

I used to be a Charter Subscriber like you, then I took an arrow in the wallet.

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 16

I used to be a charter superscriber! Then I made it into RPG Superstar. Velcro Zipper already proved there are worse ways to lose your charter status.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber
Vigil wrote:
I used to be a charter superscriber! Then I made it into RPG Superstar. Velcro Zipper already proved there are worse ways to lose your charter status.

Not a bad trade.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber
Velcro Zipper wrote:
I used to be a Charter Subscriber like you, then I took an arrow in the wallet.

Ouch!!


OK and the next question, what is a Superscriber :)


Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Pathfinder Maps, Pawns Subscriber

It is a shorthand for the products you are subscribing to:

For Pathfinder Superscriber (and the fun gray border) you need:

  • Pathfinder Adventure Path
  • Pathfinder Campaign Setting
  • Pathfinder Player Companion
  • Pathfinder Modules
  • Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
  • Pathfinder Tales
  • Pathfinder Pawns

Basically - everything with Pathfinder in the title.

For the Paizo Superscriber (and the nifty purple border) you need (i think)

  • Gamemastery Cards
  • Gamemastery Maps

(not sure on the second one)

Additionally you can also get a Comics Subscriber, Deluxe Comics Subscriber, and Battles Case Subscriber.

I *think* that is everything.

Cheliax

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Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

As a Charter Subscriber, I'm proud to say that I've enjoyed the ride through Paizo's growing pains! I've never been disappointed by my monthly shipment. Good stuff all around. If I had to do it all again, I would in a heartbeat!

On the other hand, as a wife of a Charter Subscriber, my wife believes I've joined some kind of cult...


Looking at Larry's title, he has got Superscriber AND 'Pathfinder Roleplaying Game', so maybe the RPG is not in the superscriber? Or it is an error

Or Larry IS a member of a cult!


Hey LOOK I am a Superscriber :D

It doesn't include the pawns (or the RPG too I guess), and I have enough plastic minis so they are not worth it to me. And I fancied trying the PF Tales, the one I have read was excellent, so just added that to my subs.

Or I have joined Larry's cult, best not to tell my wife ;-)

Ia Ia Lichman fhtagn!


Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Pathfinder Maps, Pawns Subscriber

Larry is a 'Pathfinder Campaign Setting Charter Superscriber'.

Which means he doesn't have ... something. Pawns maybe? Tales? Not sure really...

And the RPG is part of the 'Pathfinder Superscriber'


AH gotcha, I am too and I don't have pawns as I said. So yeah you are right.

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

No pawns for me, but I've got everything else.

Welcome to the cult!

Now you just need a phylactery and some dice...

Andoran

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber
chavamana wrote:
For the Paizo Superscriber (and the nifty purple border) you need (i think)

mmmmmm Purple...


I don't think it is fair that people like Dragnmoon, who obviously own a store (we've seen the pics), get the purple edges... ;-)

and Larry, I certainly have the dice, will a leather copy of Rappan Athuk or maybe the deluxe RotRL be good enough for a phylactery, when they arrive? :D


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber
mach1.9pants wrote:
I don't think it is fair that people like Dragnmoon, who obviously own a store (we've seen the pics), get the purple edges... ;-)

You don't have to have a store. But it feels like it sometimes :)

(part of my dining room. office is similar 'cept it's all RPGs and minis)


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Plus Charter Subscribers, being the "Original Subscribers", are effectively immortal. They can only be killed by piercing their hearts with a d4 dipped in the ashes of a signed, 1ed DMG.
M


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber
mearrin69 wrote:

Plus Charter Subscribers, being the "Original Subscribers", are effectively immortal. They can only be killed by piercing their hearts with a d4 dipped in the ashes of a signed, 1ed DMG.

M

He he he, this gets better all the time.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
mearrin69 wrote:

Plus Charter Subscribers, being the "Original Subscribers", are effectively immortal. They can only be killed by piercing their hearts with a d4 dipped in the ashes of a signed, 1ed DMG.

That wasn't supposed to get out!


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Relax. Who's got a signed 1ed DMG? :)
M

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

More importantly: If you have one, would you really burn it? Besides, it'll take more than that to kill a Lich like me.

Luckily, my phylactery is well hidden...

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game Subscriber
mearrin69 wrote:

Relax. Who's got a signed 1ed DMG? :)

M

Which printing?

;)


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber

He didn't specify by who it would need to be signed...


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

LOL. By the author, clearly. :) And whichever printing had the smallest number of copies and was least likely to have been signed. Besides, who wants to kill and original subscriber anyway? Paizo would be sad...

Paizo Employee Customer Service Happiness-Inducement Imp

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Larry Lichman wrote:
Luckily, my phylactery is well hidden...

...for now.

But you are falling behind in the monthly payments and it's starting to make me feel a little bit... verbose. Perhaps even a bit loquacious. :)

Cheliax

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Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

Now, Cosmo. No need to get tense. My former moneymanager has been...dealt with. You shall have your funds forthwith.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

Good to know there are still some of us left, I must have missed the memo on immortality but it makes the subscription even better value.

By the way, if it turns out to a false promise I'm going to be writting Paizo a stern letter....

Elcian


Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber

Thank you random thread.
The purple border just showed up one day and I actually thought it was a "low poster" indicator or something.

Good to know it is just an indicator of my OCD. Everything must remain complete and up to date.

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
mearrin69 wrote:

Relax. Who's got a signed 1ed DMG? :)

M

I burned mine.

Oops…

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Enlight_Bystand wrote:
A Charter subscriber is someone who had a Dungeon/Dragon subscription when Paizo stopped publishing, transferred from there to being an AP subscriber, and have continued until now.

Not true, I never had a Dungeon or Dragon subscription. To be a charter subscriber you just had to buy an AP subscription before the first AP issue (Rise of the Runelords 1 Burnt Offerings) was published.

edit- wow didn't realize this was such an old thread before I posted.


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber

And every once in a rare while the numbers get out. Last time I saw an actual number, I think they were down to something like 1100-1200 charter subscribers.

I always get nervous I'm going to make a heinous error and get kicked off the island, but so far so good :)

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