Departing Blog

Monday, May 24, 2010

Well, it was a fun adventure, but sadly, my journey as an editorial intern with Paizo must come to an end. The length of my internship seemed only a few weeks at most, though it has indeed been several moons, and other responsibilities vie for my attention.

I’ve gotten a taste of all this industry has to offer while working here, from the exciting realm of creative writing and development, manifesting wondrous creatures as well as legendary characters, to the slightly less glamorous—but nonetheless vital—task of alphabetizing spell lists and creating tables. Oh, I shall never forget the sea of tables I created for Paizo. If one can imagine mountains—nay, alps—of Excel spreadsheets, then one has ideated but a fraction of the truth. I could go on for paragraphs about the plethora of tables, which, if pasted side-by-side on a wall and gazed at from afar, might resemble ancient Osirian hieroglyphics that tell of brave adventurers, or perhaps an epic tale of Thassilonian lore scrawled across countless scrolls, or maybe even the systemized end product of a sleep-deprived college student who happens to write about dragons and stuff.

Poetic reminiscences aside, it’s been a good experience. I’ve still got another year of college left up at Western Washington University, but this internship has helped reinforce my dream of writing material for tabletop games such as Pathfinder, and assured me that I am on the right track. Perhaps you’ll see my name in future products, loyal reader, and you’ll be able to excitedly gather your comrades, your shaky hands barely able to retain their grasp on the Adventure Path or module clenched between your sweaty fingers, and you’ll show all your friends and say, “Look! I commented on that guy’s blog post before he became famous!” And everyone will look at you in awe, and solemnly utter things like, “Dude, are you hyperventilating?” and “Woah, are your palms sweating over this? Do you need a doctor?”

Until that fateful day, readers, I bid you farewell, and thank you for bearing with my garrulous blog posts and lack of proficiency in regards to the realm of corporate salesmanship. (On an unrelated note, buy more Paizo stuff! It’s good! Real good!)

Seriously though, it’s been good. Peace, y’all!

Photography by Wes Schneider

Patrick Renie
Editorial Intern

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Dark Archive

Like I commented on that guy’s blog post before he became famous.

Happy trails Patrick.

May the road rise up to meet you.

Me too! Me too!

Seriously though, good luck!

And I totally learned a new word: Ideate. At first I was like "seriously? Is that a real word?" But then I looked it up and it was!

Good luck to you, Patrick! I hope to see your name on my bookshelves in the not-too-distant future!

Good luck to you, Patrick!

Good luck :)

Reserved for future bragging rights

Liberty's Edge

Good luck, for the rest of "your road"!
May you find the ideal place to settle down in this industry, so that you get happy and can bring us much fun-stuff for our games!

Alas, poor Rennie! We hardly knew thee...

All the best in school and future endeavors.

In the words of my forefathers... "Give 'em hell kid."

Best of luck.

Sovereign Court

Good luck!

Dark Archive

Wez, Noooooooooo...
ok that might be overreacting, but good luck to ya!

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Later Patrick. Good luck on your future endeavors.

The Exchange RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16

May the road rise up to meet you. And may your future hold fewer charts.

Liberty's Edge

Good luck and god speed.

Scarab Sages

Good luck to you. May the road ahead be challenging but never blocked.

cheers! may your victories be sweet, and the loot plentiful.

Good luck Patrick. Thanks for beign there to assist the people over at Paizo.

Dark Archive

Good luck, Patrick! Maybe you'd like to see my Naked Dwarven Beard Dance before you leave?


Good luck, and sorry that my moving day meant I couldn't say that in person!

Good luck Patrick!

The Exchange

Good luck and happy trails.

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Good luck Patrick!

Aaaand welcome back.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

It looks like all those good luck wishes came true. :)

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Gorbacz wrote:
It looks like all those good luck wishes came true. :)

Oh yeah... do I get to dance now? ;P

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