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!

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Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Designer

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Yay Linda! Welcome to the Terrordome.

Customer Service Ray of Funshine

Welcome! Excited to have you here!

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 32


Project Manager

So excited to have you here, Linda! :D

Grand Lodge

Congrats, Linda!

Pathfinder ACG Lead Editor


Paizo Employee Contributor—Canadian Maplecakes

YEAH! Congrats Linda! :D

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure, Rulebook Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber


Webstore Gninja Minion

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Welcome to the Golem Factory! *offers cookies*

Paizo Employee Designer

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Woot, welcome aboard Linda! Until I joined this company, you were the best designer/developer/GM I knew. You completely belong here with us...for better or worse!

Congrats. I'm sure you'll do a great job.

Paizo Employee Customer Service Fortune Cookie Explorer

Welcome aboard!

Counter of Magic Beans

Welcome and congratulations Linda!

Paizo Employee Customer Service She-Hulk

Hooray! Welcome Linda! If we haven't scared you away yet, then you'll fit right in! :D

Paizo Employee Creative Director


Welcome to the collective, Linda!

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Pawns, Rulebook Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber



Max grats, all the grats!

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Maps Subscriber

Congratulations, Linda! I can't think of a community member who's a better fit to add to the developer team.

(Designer team and developer team want very different people, after all...)

Now, I have two tables to default to wanting to be on to catch up at PaizoCon....

Scarab Sages Modules Overlord

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One of us! One of us!

(Seriously, welcome and congratulations!)

Howdy and congrats!


Congratulations, Linda!

Looking forward to seeing which line because your brain child.

Paizo Employee Associate Editor

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Welcome to the team, Linda! (We linguistics nerds are becoming legion!)


Welcome! Also nosoi are so cool :)

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2014 Top 4

Glad to have you aboard, Linda. I look forward to meeting you at Paizocon!

Dark Archive

Congrats Linda!!!

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

Congrats Linda! You just keep on being awesome!

Scarab Sages

Congrats Linda!!! Somehow I knew it was only a matter of time.

Liberty's Edge

Congrats!!!! :D

The Exchange

Pathfinder Rulebook Subscriber

Welcome Londa. We GMs and players are excited to have you join such a great team.

Paizo Employee Developer

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Moar developerz!

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 4

Congrats Linda, looking forward to maybe working with you some day!

Lantern Lodge

Great news! I like to see Paizo stuff is getting best people there... Waiting for more cool stuff ...always

Congratulations Linda! I am looking forward to seeing your work.

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Maps, Pathfinder Accessories, Pawns, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Congratulations Linda!

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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!

Congratulations --- and I look forward to seeing your post and icon all over the boards ;-)




So, what does a developer do anyway?

Liberty's Edge


Webstore Gninja Minion

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goldomark wrote:


So, what does a developer do anyway?

A little bit of a lot of things: brushing up mechanics, language, setting lore, map turnovers, making it awesomer, etc. :D


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Linda, I am already your fan because of this great accomplishment. Thank you for representing us women in this industry. I hope to meet you at PaizoCon.

Paizo Employee Developer

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I'm very happy to be working with you, Linda!

Let's make awesome things!

Welcome to the awesome! Looking forward to seeing your style!

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Pawns Subscriber

Welcome and Congratulations Linda!!

Silver Crusade

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Hooray, more cool people at Paizo!


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Excited to see you join the crew, Linda!!!

Paizo Employee Contributor

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Yay, Linda! Huge congrats to you! :D

Silver Crusade

Yay!!! Congrats!!! :-)

Dark Archive

Squeeeeeee!!!!! :) Congrats!

Dark Archive

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Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

I recall someone "jokingly" asking Linda when she'd be getting hired at Paizo during PaizoCon 2014.

I wonder who that was... ;)

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