One Year, Lots of Help

Monday, February 24, 2014


Illustration by Mathias Zamecki

Tomorrow marks my first full year at Paizo, and the 365 days have been busy ones. By my count that's 22 scenarios (Mark Moreland developed #4-20), one updated exclusive scenario, 2 specials, five quests, sanctioning notes for 25 Adventure Path volumes, sanctioning notes for two modules, GM 201, and a rather scary number of boons developed so far. Of course, a lot of that sanctioning and boon writing would have been a lot tougher had it not been for a growing cast of volunteers who help out behind the scenes. I’d like to thank everyone who has provided inspiration and feedback both on and off the messageboards.

Later this week a new scenario and a rereleased exclusive join the list, and I’m particularly happy with this second installment of the Destiny of the Sands trilogy. It’s another one of those adventures in which I really wish I could be there to see the looks on players’ faces when they get those Chronicle sheets. I’ve included a bit of art as a teaser.

Happy gaming,
John Compton
Developer

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Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 4

CONGRATULATIONS JOHN!

:)

Glad it has worked out so well for you!

Dark Archive 4/5

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Congratulations John!

Now you're making me not want to run the background, but just push my players into the Destiny of the Sands arc, just so I can see what happens...


Congratulations!

Grand Lodge 5/5

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Rulebook Subscriber

Can't wait for Destiny of Sands #2, we ran #1 on Friday, and my group not only surprised me with an erotic new use for the climb skill, but in correctly identifying the Geod as Golorion's answer to twitter, as they announced that once they find the thing they are looking for they will report back with "#FoundThem" to their benefactor.

5/5 ⦵⦵ RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16

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Congratulations on the anniversary. Keep up the good work John.
Oh and since you mentioned sanctioning APs, hurry up and get to Council of Thieves before my group finishes :P.


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Galnörag wrote:
my group not only surprised me with an erotic new use for the climb skill,

[takei] oh myyyyy... [/takei]

:)

congrats, john!

Silver Crusade 2/5 RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16 aka cartmanbeck

Congrats, John! You've obviously been doing a great job!

I see you mentioned five quests... when will we be seeing those? I've had one in the submission pile for a long while, just curious where you are on going through all of those.

Dark Archive 4/5 Venture-Captain, Illinois—Chicago (City) aka DaveFrahm

Congratulations on your anniversary! Can't wait to see what this year brings!


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

Congrats on the one year anniversary, John!

I actually played Destiny of the Sands part 1 last week and really enjoyed it. Part 2 is tentatively scheduled (not on Warhorn yet) next Sunday. Will definitely be signing up if it shows.

Silver Crusade

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Master Compton,

You took on a huge burden by becoming the PFS Developer. I know we Pathfinders are some difficult players to deal with, but I know I speak for myself and maybe a few other kindred spirits in saying thank you for all your hard work. Also I wish to thank you for your transparency. In the conversations both on the boards and in public, it's been nice to better understand what it is like on the developers side of the screen and what you guys have to deal with in order to provide us the players with more awesome things. And it's greatly appreciative to better understand the issues and things that we as players need to do to improve ourselves and the campaign as well.

Thank you for all you do, now please get back to work making more awesome things.

Grand Lodge RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

Congrats John!

Grand Lodge

Congrats John, keep up the great work!

5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

Keep up the good work!

2/5

It's been a year already since you left Atlanta? We miss you being in GAPFS, but it's wonderful to see you doing great things with the Mothership at Paizo!

Shadow Lodge 4/5

Mr. Compton,

I had the pleasure of meeting you at this past DragonCon and was disappointed that all the slots of GM101/201 you were running were during times I was actually...well...GMing. That said, I look forward to another opportunity to meet you at GenCon, though once again, I suspect I'll be GMing too much to get a chance to play at one of your tables(if you run any at GenCon) or to go to one of the training sessions.

I have known no one but you in your role at Paizo, as I played my first session last year this week. I am grateful for what you do and if you ever need any more help, I will gladly lend it.

Thank you, sir.


Congratulations

Scarab Sages 4/5

Congratulations, John! Keep up the good work!

Dark Archive

All Hail John Compton!

Long may you serve Egorian's interests, and Her Infernal Majesty Queen Abrogail II's Will.

Silver Crusade 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵⦵

It's been a great year, John. Here's to many more ahead!

Grand Lodge 4/5

Destiny part 1 was well received at the Jax game crawl.

Grand Lodge

PFS Organised Play has really lit up under your direction John. I hope there's plenty more years to come!

Liberty's Edge

I hope you still get to play John. I hear a lot about Mr Brock getting out and about and getting the occasional game in, but never much about your playing levels.

I'd like to echo the above posts in saying thanks for doing what you do.

Shadow Lodge

Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

Congratulations on your first year, John! Thank you!

My main Season 5 character is Osirion, and I've been greatly looking forward to playing through this arc with her since it was announced.

5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

If this keeps up we may have to start looking at chronicle sheets...

Liberty's Edge 4/5 Venture-Agent, Indiana—Hammond

Congratulations, John!

Sovereign Court

John you are definitely in the position you are because of your talent. You're a real pro and I enjoyed working with you as the developer of my first real RPG submission outside of RPG Superstar. I'd still love to see your notes on my turnover if or when you can find the time!

--Solid as a Vrock!


Congrats John! It's been a pleasure working with you! All of your projects and ideas are fantastic and have helped PFS grow in tremendous ways. Now, if you would be so kind to go grapple a faction leader. ;-P

Sovereign Court 5/5 ⦵⦵

John, thanks so much for everything you've given to PFS, both in the past year and beforehand. 4-20 is an awesome scenario, and my experience with you as a GM for Part 2 of Bonekeep was one of my best experiences in PFS. I look forward to many more years with you as our lead developer.

5/5 Venture-Agent, Australia—NSW—Sydney aka lastblacknight

Congrats! Well done.

Grand Lodge

Congrats! Great work with this season. I am looking forward to more great adventures. Thanks for all the work you put into it!

The Exchange

Matthew Starch wrote:
Galnörag wrote:
my group not only surprised me with an erotic new use for the climb skill,

[takei] oh myyyyy... [/takei]

Gnome Courtesan? :)

I'm really enjoying this season of PFS. Thanks John, and also thanks to the rest of the team.

5/5

Congratulations John - it's been a really good year thanks to all of you. Now stop waking up those runelords...

Grand Lodge

Congratulations, John! Here's to many more!

Grand Lodge

Congarts, John! Youve done a fantastic job so far and I cant wait to see what you and the rest of the Paizo team have in store for us for the second half of this year and beyond. Keep up the good work!

Nathan King 788 wrote:
Now, if you would be so kind to go grapple a faction leader. ;-P

It would take a special kind of party to let that happen. :P

5/5

Congratulations on making it once around the Sun with Paizo, John! Great work, and thank you for your openness and accessibility. Here's to many more years of devious development!

Grand Lodge

Nathan King 788 wrote:
Congrats John! It's been a pleasure working with you! All of your projects and ideas are fantastic and have helped PFS grow in tremendous ways. Now, if you would be so kind to go grapple a faction leader. ;-P

HE WAS CONFUSED!

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2014 Top 4

I know I'm late to the party, but congrats on sticking with it through insane schedules, looming deadlines, and still finding time to contribute to RPG Superstar. Hope to see you at Paizocon in July!

RPG Superstar 2012 Top 4

Illeist wrote:
John, thanks so much for everything you've given to PFS, both in the past year and beforehand. 4-20 is an awesome scenario, and my experience with you as a GM for Part 2 of Bonekeep was one of my best experiences in PFS. I look forward to many more years with you as our lead developer.

Ditto

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