Welcome Linda Zayas-Palmer!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

We're thrilled to announce the newest addition to the Pathfinder development team: Linda Zayas-Palmer! Linda blew us away with the development, design and editing chops she demonstrated on our blind test for the position. She also chose a nosoi psychopomp for her avatar, proving we chose well.

I'll let her introduce herself in her own words:

Hi, everybody! My name is Linda Zayas-Palmer, and I'm the new assistant developer at Paizo. I'm so excited!

I've always enjoyed RPGs and reading fantasy novels. In 2008, when Mark Seifter asked me if I would be interested in joining his 3.5 game, I jumped at the chance to join my first campaign. Since then, I've played and GMed 3.5, FATE, Mutants and Masterminds, and, of course, primarily Pathfinder. After an Adventure Path and a half, the pile of supplemental stories and subsystems I'd been building finally grew large enough that I decided to write for people other than my gaming group, and started freelancing.

In addition to my home games, I've been quite active in Pathfinder Society. I was Venture Lieutenant of Boston, along with Mark, and I recently earned my 5th GM star. If you haven't already checked out your local Lodge, even if you think home games are more your style, give it a shot! PFS has a lot to offer.

Other than tabletop roleplaying games, I enjoy a variety of board and video games, as well as linguistics, math, singing, and teaching.

Linda Zayas-Palmer
Assistant Developer

Please help us welcome her to the Paizo crew!

F. Wesley Schneider
Editor-in-Chief

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Scarab Sages

Awesome!!!

...Yet another person at our Banquet table who gets hired by Paizo. :) Hey Paizo, need an Archivist?

I like this part of your "job description," as described by Liz above, "making it awesomer"

See you at the next Con!

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 8

Congrats!


Just remember, when in doubt, blame Cosmo!


Welcome, Linda, and remember, do not sign anything Cosmo puts under your nose, no matter how tempting it may seem! Looking forward to many things made more awesome by your effort!

Paizo Employee Assistant Developer

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Thanks, everybody :D


And you, young Skywalker; we shall watch your career with great interest.
Chancellor Palpatine

Congrats!

Editor-in-Chief

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goldomark wrote:

Congratulation!

So, what does a developer do anyway?

Developers are to Pathfinder RPG products what directors are to films.

They're involved in concepting projects. They pitch ideas, participate in product brainstorms, take part in world-building discussions, create outlines, and determine the best freelancers to work on products.

They're freelance wranglers. They divide projects into assignments, contact and organize freelancers, oversee milestones and deadlines, stay in communication throughout the project, review freelance handovers, request revisions, and serve as liaisons to other parts of the company the freelancer might need to contact. Internally, they report on their experiences with freelancers and their work with the rest of the creative team.

They're accomplished game designers, writers, and editors. They review the work of freelancers checking to make sure their decisions are logical, interesting, and in keeping with Pathfinder game rules, world canon, and company philosophies. This often means reworking stories, revising statblocks, redrawing maps, adjusting/recreating rules subsystems, improving the writing, and creating new content whole cloth. Many of the words you read in Pathfinder RPG products are the writing of developers (and designers and editors).

They're bookmakers. They select what parts of the text will receive illustrations, write art briefs, work with the art staff to make sure text fits/fills every page, write credits pages/back cover copy/preview text, answer all questions relating to their projects (from editors, art staff, or others), and solve any of the countless problems that might arise at any step of the book creation process. They do all this while striving to keep to the march of our varied subscription lines.

And a thousand other things. A developer helms the organization and creation of content for nearly every one of our product lines—Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Modules, Player Companion, Pathfinder Society, etc. Additionally, they're all active on these boards, attend and run games at conventions, and help chart the course of the Pathfinder world. They're advocates for the Pathfinder game, representatives of Paizo, and active agents in making the gaming community more exciting, engaging, and welcoming.

Rob McCreary, Mark Moreland, Adam Daigle, John Compton, and Owen K. C. Stephens are among the most clever and creative game makers I've ever met, and among the brightest and most dedicated people I've ever known.

We're expecting a great deal from Linda, but even though she's barely been here a week, I'm 1000% convinced she's going to blow all our expectations completely out of the water.

Editor-in-Chief

Also, Linda, what's that in the background of your photo?

It looks somehow extravagantly funereal.

Paizo Employee Publisher, Chief Creative Officer

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Garrett Guillotte wrote:

If Paizo keeps hiring Boston lodgers, it'll probably get a Dunks.

Oh man... is that the plan? Is Harsk going to switch from tea to regulah cawfey? Aroden wasn't dead, he just hadn't had his Spicy Smoked Sausage Breakfast Sandwich(TM) yet? Merisiel gets new orange-and-purple armor and says "time to stab the donuts" as she dual-wields french toast sticks? Life-sized cardboard cutouts of Erik Mona in the window of every Dunks saying "Looks like you FOUND THE PATH to an UNCHAINED breakfast"?

Oh god oh god where will it end~

Seriously tho, congrats!

It's funny you say that. When I lived in Boston on Boylston St. we had a Dunkin Donuts on the first floor of our building. :)

Editor-in-Chief

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Erik Mona wrote:
Garrett Guillotte wrote:

If Paizo keeps hiring Boston lodgers, it'll probably get a Dunks.

Oh man... is that the plan? Is Harsk going to switch from tea to regulah cawfey? Aroden wasn't dead, he just hadn't had his Spicy Smoked Sausage Breakfast Sandwich(TM) yet? Merisiel gets new orange-and-purple armor and says "time to stab the donuts" as she dual-wields french toast sticks? Life-sized cardboard cutouts of Erik Mona in the window of every Dunks saying "Looks like you FOUND THE PATH to an UNCHAINED breakfast"?

Oh god oh god where will it end~

Seriously tho, congrats!

It's funny you say that. When I lived in Boston on Boylston St. we had a Dunkin Donuts on the first floor of our building. :)

Just looked in my kitchen... it's already too late.

Paizo Employee Assistant Developer

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F. Wesley Schneider wrote:

Also, Linda, what's that in the background of your photo?

It looks somehow extravagantly funereal.

You are correct. It's the Taj Mahal.

Paizo Employee Designer

F. Wesley Schneider wrote:

Also, Linda, what's that in the background of your photo?

It looks somehow extravagantly funereal.

Wow, you really know your crypts and tombs, Wes! I was next to her in that picture, and I still would have barely known it was the taj from that crop.

Webstore Gninja Minion

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Mark Seifter wrote:
F. Wesley Schneider wrote:

Also, Linda, what's that in the background of your photo?

It looks somehow extravagantly funereal.

Wow, you really know your crypts and tombs, Wes! I was next to her in that picture, and I still would have barely known it was the taj from that crop.

Of course he knows his summer home. :P

Paizo Employee Designer

Liz Courts wrote:
Mark Seifter wrote:
F. Wesley Schneider wrote:

Also, Linda, what's that in the background of your photo?

It looks somehow extravagantly funereal.

Wow, you really know your crypts and tombs, Wes! I was next to her in that picture, and I still would have barely known it was the taj from that crop.
Of course he knows his summer home. :P

Hmm...I've heard the temperature is really agra-vating in the summer, and we need him too much for Paizocon and Gencon. Maybe ol' Mumtaz will share during the winter though?

Paizo Employee Contributor—Canadian Maplecakes

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AH HA! The nosoi makes her appearance! :)


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Woo, congrats!


Pathfinder Adventure Subscriber

New blood, excellent!


A thousand welcomes. Color me excited for your reign, LZP.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens Subscriber

w00t! Congrats, Linda, and welcome to your asylum new "home"!

Shadow Lodge

Congratulations =)

The Exchange

Welcome, Linda! I'm looking forward to seeing your work!

Grand Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32, RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

Congrats!

I couldn't decide whether that was the Taj or like, someplace in Washington or something. :/

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Congrats!!

Grand Lodge

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Linder! No suh!

This is wicked ahsome! I always knew yous was wicked smaht.

Iys was hopin you'd find a job that was pissah when you an
Mahk booked it outta heah for Paizo town.

Congratulations and wahm regahds.

Liberty's Edge

Welcome aboard, Linda!!!


Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Congrats and welcome, Linda. Remember when everything or anything goes wrong just Blame Cosmo and move on.

Grand Lodge Global Organized Play Coordinator

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I am going to have to have a talk with some people about the continuing effort to steal away my VOs ;-) Welcome to the team!

Silver Crusade

Congratulations!

Scarab Sages

Congratulations, Linda!

Dark Archive

welcome!

Grand Lodge Contributor

Huge congrats! HUGE

Sczarni

And there was much rejoicing! (seriously, major rejoicing and congrats!)

Dark Archive RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32

Welcome and congratulations! Can't wait to see your influence on the game ^_^

Liberty's Edge

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

Congrats, Linda!

I enjoyed our brief conversation at PaizoCon 2014, comparing notes on our respective Kingmaker games. You clearly demonstrated your ability for cunning design then.

I look forward to playing and running products you work on.


Congratulations, Linda! I can't wait to see your work.

Linda Zayas-Palmer wrote:
F. Wesley Schneider wrote:

Also, Linda, what's that in the background of your photo?

It looks somehow extravagantly funereal.

You are correct. It's the Taj Mahal.

Hard to get much more "extravagantly funereal" than that. ;)

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path Subscriber

Welcome from the Netherlands! :)

Scarab Sages

Welcome and congratulations! I hope you will fit right in and provide us greedy gamers with lots of good stuff ;-)

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Well done, Linda! I look forward to offering congratulations in person at Paizocon.

Silver Crusade

Congrats, apparently someone has done her tomb research^^


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Rock me, Linda Zayas.


Congratulations! :)


Apparently the builder of Taj mahal wanted a second one, in black marble and across the river. When he told the people who had just built TM, they killed him to save the tatters of the country's economy.

But: Congratulations!

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