The End is the Beginning

Monday, February 20, 2012

Last week, we announced the final batch of Season 3 Pathfinder Society scenarios, as well as the Season 4 scenarios debuting at Gen Con Indy in August. As of the writing of this blog, however, no one noticed the first signs of a slight change to the Pathfinder Society scenario release schedule that these scenarios represent. So, in honor of President's Day here in the U.S., let me illuminate you!

First, since PaizoCon 2012 will be taking place in the first week of July instead of the middle of June, we decided to delay the release of the June scenarios (#3–23 and #3–24) so that they debut at PaizoCon. Since these four scenarios will be out within a week of one another for their PaizoCon debut, they will serve as the traditional four June scenarios and will wrap up the Year of the Ruby Phoenix storyline and segue straight into Season 4's metaplot.

I know many people will notice that this means Season 3 has two fewer scenarios than anticipated. That observation is correct, but unavoidable. Convention season is incredibly taxing on the limited organized play staff we have here, and doing 10 scenarios and 2 mutli-table specials in less than three months simply proved too daunting a task, especially when the finish line (meaning release date) of each month's portion of those products was often at the start or middle of a month rather than the end, when our production schedule is designed to have new material available.

What this does mean, however, is that we're moving the release of Pathfinder Society scenarios from the last week of each month to the first week of each month beginning in September. So instead of waiting nearly two months between the four Gen Con scenarios and the two follow-up adventures in September, we'll have new material roughly every four weeks. That also means that our production schedule will be able to more easily handle the extra workload each summer, as our new material will already be ready for early July and August release.

So there's a peek at what's changing in the coming months, and we've got a few more things left to reveal before Season 4 kicks off, but it's still a good five months away, so we'll hold off for those. There's still a lot of Season 3 left, after all.

Mark Moreland
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Bob Jonquet wrote:
nosig wrote:
"Stranger in a Strange Land"
I haven't read it since I was a kid, but just got an original text copy and plan to read it again soon. I will be watching for the "rube" reference.

Make sure it's the original publication release; the "uncut and unedited" version just isn't as good, imo; and the "hey, Rube!" call I know fer shur is in the original publication version.

:)

Grand Lodge ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Great Lakes aka TwilightKnight

It's the uncut, unedited, text as originally envisioned by Heinlein. As I recall, the word count was excessive something like 200,000+ and the publisher made him cut it. Another SciFi author, who's name escapes me, helped him work the original manuscript down to something like 150,000. I've always meant to read the original text, but until recently, never had a copy.

But then again, maybe "I am but an egg" ;-)


Bob -- may I call you Bob? Mister Jonquet:

I adore Heinlein, been reading his stuff since I was a kid (Tunnel in the Sky @ 8 years old). But, however, comma... I've read both versions of Stranger in a Strange Land, and, well... Sometimes the editor is right.

I wouldn't say 'don't read it' if you're looking to enjoy Heinlein's vision of the story. I just found it a little disappointing, as the job he did cutting it down was masterful, and didn't cause the tale to lose anything (imo).

tangent:
I also recently read Variable Star; envisioned by Heinlein, written by Spider Robinson after Heinlein's death. Kind of amazing: like Heinlein being born in the 70's. An excellent job, FELT like reading Heinlein, despite authorial switch.

I wish you well of the uncut version; let me know how you feel it compares to the first published version!

Grand Lodge ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Great Lakes aka TwilightKnight

Alitan wrote:
Bob -- may I call you Bob? Mister Jonquet:

rofl...Mister Jonquet is my grandfather, I'm just plain ol' bob...or Twilight_Knight...or TK...or The Badger...or hey you...I respond to most anything ;-)


Well, THIS is embarrassing; I also am Badger, to a select few of my friends.

It's like wearing the same hat/puppy to an outing...

:)

Paizo Employee ** Franchise Manager

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Badger, meet Badger.
Badger, meet Badger.

Spoiler:
Mushroom, Mushroom!!!

*****

Mark Moreland wrote:

Badger, meet Badger.

Badger, meet Badger.

** spoiler omitted **

*saves her badger from the evil tiefling*

Liberty's Edge ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Alaska—Anchorage aka Dragnmoon

Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:
Mark Moreland wrote:

Badger, meet Badger.

Badger, meet Badger.

** spoiler omitted **

*saves her badger from the evil tiefling*

I am totally and utterly lost...

Spoiler:
Way off subject...Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome how close to 4?

*****

Dragnmoon wrote:
Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:
Mark Moreland wrote:

Badger, meet Badger.

Badger, meet Badger.

** spoiler omitted **

*saves her badger from the evil tiefling*

I am totally and utterly lost...

** spoiler omitted **

d'moon -- 15.. 14 once i report a game

Liberty's Edge ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Alaska—Anchorage aka Dragnmoon

Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:
d'moon -- 15.. 14 once i report a game

Damn... we are still neck to neck... I will be at 14 after today...

*****

Dragnmoon wrote:
Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:
d'moon -- 15.. 14 once i report a game
Damn... we are still neck to neck... I will be at 14 after today...

hrmm ... didn't know we were racing lol

Sovereign Court *****

o_O

Grand Lodge *****

Since masks and hats both occupt the 'head' slot in Pathfinder, can a mask be worn, instead of a hat?

If the answer to the previous question is yes, and t he mask in question is of an particular person (whether real or fictional), will the wearer be required to speak, at least partially, in quotes from the person who's likeness they are using?
So, if I wear a Vader mask, do I have to speak in Vader quotes? I could probably pull it off, but doing the mission briefing at the beginning might be a bit difficult.

Does a GM have to wear the hat/mask associated with the player they are going to give GM credit to while running the session, or do they have to have a special 'GM hat/mask/puppy'?

Grand Lodge ****

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber
Bob Jonquet wrote:
Alitan wrote:
Bob -- may I call you Bob? Mister Jonquet:
rofl...Mister Jonquet is my grandfather, I'm just plain ol' bob...or Twilight_Knight...or TK...or The Badger...or hey you...I respond to most anything ;-)

"Hey, Rube"?

Man, it's too bad you gave up the sauce. I think I'd enjoy enjoying a pint with you at Gen Con.

Grand Lodge ****

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber
godsDMit wrote:
Does a GM have to wear the hat/mask associated with the player they are going to give GM credit to while running the session, or do they have to have a special 'GM hat/mask/puppy'?

Wait 'til you see the VC hats! VLs get special hats too, only smaller and with more padding.

Dark Archive ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Indiana—Lafayette aka Cactus-Jack

"Stranger in a Strange Land" is one of my favorite books. It would be very interesting to read the original text in comparison to what was published. Even if it is not as good.

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