Welcome Ryan Macklin!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

There's a new soldier here in the Paizo editorial trenches. Help me welcome game designer and editor Ryan Macklin to the Paizo crew. For the past several months Ryan has been working to make our products even more awesome as a contractor. We've been so impressed by his skill, his twisted imagination, and his pleasant smelling pipe that we've pulled out a chair to make him a full-fleged member of the Paizo team.

Who's Ryan Macklin you ask? I'll let him introduce himself in his own words.

I've tinkered with games ever since I was 8 years old and tried to make a solitaire variant of Monopoly. (Spoiler: it was pretty awful.) In 2007, people started giving me money to make and edit roleplaying games, and I became a full-time game designer and editor in 2012. You might know me from various Evil Hat Productions or Margaret Weis Productions products, various indie RPGs, my years of game podcasting, or various places on the Internet where I've been prone to mouth off.

Outside of playing tabletop RPGs, I'll throw down when it comes to playing deckbuilding games, almost anything BioWare makes, and novel iOS games... though my favorite game by far is called "drinking scotch." If you want find out more probably useless stuff about me (with the occasional piece of accidental wisdom), visit my blog at RyanMacklin.com. Or follow him on Twitter, @RyanMacklin. Don't worry, I won't share that horrible solitaire Monopoly variant.

Ryan Macklin
Editor

F. Wesley Schneider
Editor-in-Chief

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Criteria for getting employed at Paizo:

532: Men with weird hair coloration. (ref: C. Self, R. Macklin)

Master of Coin

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The bag speaks the truth.

Grand Lodge

Congrats!


Welcome!

Can you explain this "twisted imagination"?

And which line is ryan going to be working on?

President, Jon Brazer Enterprises

Welcome aboard and Congrats.


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I refuse judgment until I've seen his quotes in the Overheard at Paizo thread. No pressure, Mr. Macklin.

;) Welcome aboard!

Paizo Employee Developer

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Cheapy wrote:
And which line is ryan going to be working on?

Ryan is an editor, so... ALL THE LINES!


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When is NightMacklin joining the Paizo team?

Paizo Employee Contributor

Yay! Congrats, Ryan! Make all the lines good. :)

Oh yeah ...:
I totally did not steal that joke from Daigle.

Silver Crusade

Who else wants solitaire Monopoly? I certainly do.

Contributor

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Congrats!

And drinking scotch is indeed an awesome game!


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Congratulations on your new position, Ryan!

Todd Stewart wrote:
And drinking scotch is indeed an awesome game!

Doesn't matter if you win or lose, just play it like you mean it! (and ignore those desperate cries of your liver...)

RPG Superstar 2012

Welcome to Paizo, Ryan!

Liberty's Edge

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Welcome aboard, Ryan.

Grand Lodge

Welcome and congratulations, Mr. Macklin!


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Pathfinder Card Game, Companion, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber

Welcome! I cannot think of a better game than drinking scotch.

Liberty's Edge

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Whiskey Jack wrote:

Congratulations on your new position, Ryan!

Todd Stewart wrote:
And drinking scotch is indeed an awesome game!
Doesn't matter if you win or lose, just play it like you mean it! (and ignore those desperate cries of your liver...)

THE LIVER IS EVIL AND MUST BE PUNISHED!!!

Sovereign Court Contributor

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Good luck and smash all the typoes, Ryan!


Welcome Ryan - hope to see you at PaizoCon!

Editor

Irontruth wrote:
When is NightMacklin joining the Paizo team?

True facts: my giant flask has been sitting on my desk here for the last few months.

- Ryan

Editor

Thanks everyone!

As far as what lines I'm working on, I'm like the other editors here -- rocking Adventure Paths, modules, hardcovers, all the stuff that needs words getting bashed in place. Part of what I've been working on in the last couple months has been getting Ultimate Campaign ready for y'all, which I'm pretty stoked about.

- Ryan

Sovereign Court

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I'd be curious to hear who your favorite pony is.

Sovereign Court

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Morgen wrote:
I'd be curious to hear who your favorite pony is.

Hopefully not Sebastian...

Dark Archive

Welcome, Ryan! Weird-colored hair and beard, smoking a pipe, smelling of sulphur and brimstone, short but broad-shouldered... we could be brothers, man! And we both love the (nekkid) Dwarven Beard Dance, right?


Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Welcome home Ryan!


Congratulations! A publisher can never have enough serfs... uh editors :) Good luck on the often thankless job of editing. And, it is appreciated.

Scarab Sages

Congrats ony your new job!


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Mister Macklin, hmm, has a nice ring to it. Welcome to the Paizo flock.

Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

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Bonus points if you can sweet talk Jim Butcher into writing a Pathfinder short story :P

(Or at least get Billy and the Werewolves to play it.)

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 4

Welcome Ryan!

Grand Lodge

Welcome to the Paizo.

Shadow Lodge RPG Superstar 2013 Top 16

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There was a defender for Coventry City in the seventies known as "Rattlin' Chris Cattlin". Can we name the latest Paizonian "Rattlin' Ryan Macklin"?

Welcome :)


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens Subscriber

Welcome aboard, Ryan! :-)

Editor-in-Chief

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Gorbacz wrote:

Criteria for getting employed at Paizo:

532: Men with weird hair coloration. (ref: C. Self, R. Macklin)

Does gray count? Though I did come by while (/because of) working here.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Todd Stewart wrote:

Congrats!

And drinking scotch is indeed an awesome game!

Oh I have played that game many times. Can't seem to remember the rules though...or much of the rest of those nights...

Welcome Mr. Macklin

Scarab Sages

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