Knights of Everflame Begins July 30

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Knights of Everflame.

Paizo has teamed up with our friends at Geek and Sundry to produce an 8-episode series for Pathfinder Second Edition!

“Five strangers board a caravan heading to Lastwall, an ancient kingdom watching over the grave of a long dead menace. Signed up as conscripts in the army, they face years of training and service, but as smoke begins to rise from the horizon they must come together as friends if they are to have any chance at survival.”

Game Master Jason Bulmahn leads an amazing cast of adventurers into the heart of darkness every Tuesday from 4-7 p. Pacific. Your #KnightsOfEverflame are:

Left to right: Erika Fermina, Rachel Seeley, Aki, Jason Bulmahn, Gina DeVivo, and Jeremy Steven Walker

Left to right: Erika Fermina, Rachel Seeley, Aki, Jason Bulmahn, Gina DeVivo, and Jeremy Steven Walker

Jason Bulmahn (@JasonBulmahn) got his start in gaming administering the Living Greyhawk campaign, but soon after was hired as the Managing Editor of Dragon magazine. After the end of the magazine’s print run, Jason became the Lead Designer of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Now, as Paizo’s Director of Game Design, he leads the team behind Pathfinder Second Edition. He is also an experienced Game Master, writing and running the Oblivion Oath, a Pathfinder Actual Play stream on Twitch, and the Knights of Everflame, a new series for Geek and Sundry.

Gina DeVivo (@PocketGina) is your friendly neighborhood RPG craft wizard. Having been in the entertainment industry since she was 11 years old means she's got some groovy stories from the sets of Madmen, Scrubs, and Hannah Montana to name a few. Lately, she's been three character sheets stacked in a trench coat on Geek & Sundry's Callisto 6, Shield Of Tomorrow, and TBD RPG. If podcasts are your jam you can find her providing the voices of Windsgar the goblin on Plunders and Blunders and lover of magic, Olive, on Champions of the Earth. Also, minty things make her sneeze.

Jeremy Steven Walker (@JwalkerScene) is an American actor originally from Memphis, Tennessee. His first television appearance came by way of a national commercial for Crocs that aired during the 2008 Summer Olympics. Since then, Jeremy’s resume has grown considerably, as he has starred in over thirty film and television productions, several award nominated stage plays, and dozens of worldwide and national commercial campaigns. Quoted by film producer, Mark G. Mathis (Precious, Brick, The Identical) as "an extraordinary talent with recognizable star quality," Jeremy's dynamic on camera presence and effortless charm have helped solidify his place as one of the film industry's top actors to watch.

Aki (@MxGiniInABottle) is a recent transplant to Los Angeles and is a relative newcomer to the world of online RPG-E, though they have been rolling dice and playing tabletop games since university. Their most recent on-screen work includes New Pantheon, a Scion game on Saving Throw Show, and a guest spot on Geek & Sundry’s Callisto 6!

Erika Fermina (@astylepixie) is an actress, stylist, and fantasy enthusiast. You can sometimes spot her on a commercial but usually she’s playing games with Girls Guts Glory!

Rachel Seeley (@Sunnyseeley) is a fan of all Tabletop RPGs and an actress is always ecstatic to combine the two. She has appeared on G&S before playing on Tales from the Loop, Weave, the Critical Role anniversary prequel and GMing on Weave!

Chris Fishel (@AKAthefish) grew up on the sets of sitcom television from the time he was seven years old where he discovered his true passion for storytelling and fell in love with making feature films. 25 feature films later Mr. Fishel brought his talent for narrative storytelling into the RPG-E space in September 2017 when he joined the team at Geek and Sundry. After producing shows like Starter Kit, Painters Guild and Game Masters Hall, Mr. Fishel is proud to be the Director and producer of the new The Knights of Everflame series.

Knights of Everflame airs every Tuesday through September 17. If you miss an episode on Twitch, you’ll be able to catch the replays one week after the premiere.

When: Every Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. Pacific through September 17
Where: Geek & Sundry on Twitch (also hosted on the OfficialPaizo Twitch channel)
Replays: Weekly on the Geek and Sundry YouTube channel

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HUZZAH!!

Also YAY for diversity!


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I can't wait! :D
And yeah, the cast looks awesome. Hope they have great synergy!

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I love how entwined with Tyrant's Grasp both of Jason's campaigns are.


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I'm assuming (hoping) that 'online RPG-E' is different from eRPG? (the e here is for erotic)

No clue what it is, though.
Boo to jargon.


Voss wrote:

I'm assuming (hoping) that 'online RPG-E' is different from eRPG? (the e here is for erotic)

No clue what it is, though.
Boo to jargon.

I believe it stands for Role Playing Game as Entertainment, but I could be wrong (by a long shot).


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Sounds awesome! Kudos Jason! And, also, boo to wet blankets. ;)

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Literally spent some of my morning trying to figure out how to watch the premiere while also driving to GenCon.

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Roswynn wrote:

HUZZAH!!

Also YAY for diversity!

What diversity? They all look like huge nerds to me.

Dark Archive

What happened to Oblivion Oath btw? Was it finished already?

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CorvusMask wrote:
What happened to Oblivion Oath btw? Was it finished already?

Nope, it is still ongoing! We just finished episode 14 here today!

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It's Sir Owlbear to u wrote:
Voss wrote:

I'm assuming (hoping) that 'online RPG-E' is different from eRPG? (the e here is for erotic)

No clue what it is, though.
Boo to jargon.

I believe it stands for Role Playing Game as Entertainment, but I could be wrong (by a long shot).

You have it right. RPG-E means role playing games as entertainment!

Liberty's Edge

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Can I ask for one sneak peak? I'm curious about what level the PCs are when the campaign starts. 8 sessions isn't much room to grow!


I'm a bit confused on how I can actually watch this. I get that it's on Twitch, but being on the wrong side of the world those times are not conducive to watch live. Are these "replays" like a rebroadcast, or will there be on-demand viewing to catch up?


Shane Moll wrote:

I'm a bit confused on how I can actually watch this. I get that it's on Twitch, but being on the wrong side of the world those times are not conducive to watch live. Are these "replays" like a rebroadcast, or will there be on-demand viewing to catch up?

Most Twitch streams can be viewed afterwards. I've actually been using youtube-dl (which works with Twitch as well) to download the Oblivion Oath videos in order to avoid buffering problems.


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Jason Bulmahn wrote:
It's Sir Owlbear to u wrote:
Voss wrote:

I'm assuming (hoping) that 'online RPG-E' is different from eRPG? (the e here is for erotic)

No clue what it is, though.
Boo to jargon.

I believe it stands for Role Playing Game as Entertainment, but I could be wrong (by a long shot).
You have it right. RPG-E means role playing games as entertainment!

"Role playing games as entertainment" wat.

Games as entertainment. As opposed to?

Role playing games as home improvement?

Role playing games as higher education?

Role playing games as fitness regimens?

Role playing games as medical checkups?

Role playing games as retirement plans?

Role playing games as penal sentencing?

Hooray for the series, but maybe I need to look up "game".


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Artificial 20 wrote:
Jason Bulmahn wrote:
It's Sir Owlbear to u wrote:
Voss wrote:

I'm assuming (hoping) that 'online RPG-E' is different from eRPG? (the e here is for erotic)

No clue what it is, though.
Boo to jargon.

I believe it stands for Role Playing Game as Entertainment, but I could be wrong (by a long shot).
You have it right. RPG-E means role playing games as entertainment!

"Role playing games as entertainment" wat.

Games as entertainment. As opposed to?

Role playing games as home improvement?

Role playing games as higher education?

Role playing games as fitness regimens?

Role playing games as medical checkups?

Role playing games as retirement plans?

Role playing games as penal sentencing?

Hooray for the series, but maybe I need to look up "game".

Entertainment for *other people*, ie an audience. Rather than for yourselves.


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Artificial 20 wrote:

"Role playing games as entertainment" wat.

Games as entertainment. As opposed to?

The unspoken word there is public entertainment.


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Artificial 20 wrote:
Jason Bulmahn wrote:
It's Sir Owlbear to u wrote:
Voss wrote:

I'm assuming (hoping) that 'online RPG-E' is different from eRPG? (the e here is for erotic)

No clue what it is, though.
Boo to jargon.

I believe it stands for Role Playing Game as Entertainment, but I could be wrong (by a long shot).
You have it right. RPG-E means role playing games as entertainment!

"Role playing games as entertainment" wat.

Games as entertainment. As opposed to?

Role playing games as home improvement?

Role playing games as higher education?

Role playing games as fitness regimens?

Role playing games as medical checkups?

Role playing games as retirement plans?

Role playing games as penal sentencing?

Hooray for the series, but maybe I need to look up "game".

Reminds me when Bennigans restaurant chain adopted as their slogan "food and fun for people." I was previously unaware that so many competing chains were serving animals or aliens.

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They look like a fun group. Maybe don't kill all of 'em, eh Jason?

Silver Crusade

Looking forward to this one, I have been trying to get back into RPG-E series.


Staffan Johansson wrote:
Artificial 20 wrote:

"Role playing games as entertainment" wat.

Games as entertainment. As opposed to?

The unspoken word there is public entertainment.

A fair point, but putting it on a public website designed for sharing is quite hard to misinterpret.

Anyway, I hope the role playing game as entertainment that's fun to enjoy (low fat) pleases the public.

The Exchange

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I will definitely give this a look. Already listen to GCP, Android and Aliens and Shield Bash. Watch Critical Role, Oblivion Oath, and will hopefully add this one to the rotation.


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I am wondering if there is a connection with the Crypt of the Everflame. That is the first thing that comes to mind when I see the name of the series and the fact that Jason was the author of the module.


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Xenocrat wrote:
Reminds me when Bennigans restaurant chain adopted as their slogan "food and fun for people." I was previously unaware that so many competing chains were serving animals or aliens.

Or Robots.

"Come to 'Zom Zom's'
a place to eat
like it was built
in one day
you can watch the humans
trying to run"

Paizo Employee Director of Game Design

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tet325 wrote:
I am wondering if there is a connection with the Crypt of the Everflame. That is the first thing that comes to mind when I see the name of the series and the fact that Jason was the author of the module.

Quietly whistles past the comment....

This game is set in 4719... fyi.


Im not usually a fan of watching other people play RPGs, but it looks good! :)

Grand Lodge

Will these be uploaded to Youtube, same as Oblivion Oath?

Paizo Employee Franchise Manager

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NECR0G1ANT wrote:
Will these be uploaded to Youtube, same as Oblivion Oath?

Yes, but on Geek & Sundry's channel, not Paizo's.

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SNEAK PEEK!


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wait, how tall are you Jason? You're towering over everyone else in that photo.

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Patrick Newcarry wrote:
wait, how tall are you Jason? You're towering over everyone else in that photo.

I'm 6 foot, 7 inches tall. We were all standing I'm afraid. The photographer even asked if I could duck down a bit.


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Or, to put it simply - if I want to watch a group of people playing a game I can wander into any gaming location or no doubt there are plenty already online. Yet the post seems full of the assumption that I should be excited that *this* group of people are playing a game, going to moderate lengths to tell me about them. What is so special about them?


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If you don't like live plays there's no need to smurf on the creative efforts of Paizo's Director of Game Design before having even watched an episode.


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waynemarkstubbs wrote:
Or, to put it simply - if I want to watch a group of people playing a game I can wander into any gaming location or no doubt there are plenty already online. Yet the post seems full of the assumption that I should be excited that *this* group of people are playing a game, going to moderate lengths to tell me about them. What is so special about them?

Geek and Sundry is pretty famous even if you haven't heard of them. Setting aside other things they do, they produce Critical Role, the most famous tabletop liveplay (to the tune of getting an $11,000,000 Kickstarter). Actors are generally going to be more engaging to watch than random gaming location folks, and unless Paizo really dropped the ball, Pathfinder is easier to pick up than acting.


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Geek and Sundry is pretty famous even if you haven't heard of them. Setting aside other things they do, they produce Critical Role, the most famous tabletop liveplay (to the tune of getting an $11,000,000 Kickstarter). Actors are generally going to be more engaging to watch than random gaming location folks, and unless Paizo really dropped the ball, Pathfinder is easier to pick up than acting.

Then wouldn’t jf have been great if the blogpost had sais something like “if you don’t know, these guys are entertaining roleplayers who are experts at turning a gaming session into a great experience for the viewers”, rather than telling me that one guy was once in a commercial that was shown during a sporting event?


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I suppose there are some fundamental, underlying assumptions that if you can view a blog via web browser, and post in a forum that one can do a quick search on anything in said blog to fill the gaps in one's knowledge. Or even that one is personable enough to ask a question in a way that other human beings would feel compelled to respond to in a personable way.


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bios(which can include previous works big and small) are a common part of cast reveals. Also I hope it not intentional but tone coming off belittling to these peoples careers.

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waynemarkstubbs wrote:
Rysky wrote:

You tell wrong. Like a lot.

Also I highly doubt you’ve never heard of Critical Role before.

As for “this blog did not explain anything”:

First part of the blog wrote:

Paizo has teamed up with our friends at Geek and Sundry to produce an 8-episode series for Pathfinder Second Edition!

“Five strangers board a caravan heading to Lastwall, an ancient kingdom watching over the grave of a long dead menace. Signed up as conscripts in the army, they face years of training and service, but as smoke begins to rise from the horizon they must come together as friends if they are to have any chance at survival.”

Game Master Jason Bulmahn leads an amazing cast of adventurers into the heart of darkness every Tuesday from 4-7 p. Pacific. Your #KnightsOfEverflame are:

So maybe try reading the actual blog before tossing insults just to be edgy?

I read the blogpost thoroughly. Among the things it failed to explain were:

* who or what is Geek and Sundry?
* what is their relationship with Paizo?
* why have Paizo selected them for this promotion?
* what this promotion is meant to bring to the viewer? Rules insight? Lore secrets?
* Why a group of jobbing actors and podcasters are the best people to achieve whatever it is that this is attempting to achieve? We got a lot of info about their CV and nothing about their experience of Pathfinder or Pathfinder 2nd ed.
* What exactly they will be doing in these videos that is so special that they merit the title “cast” rather than “players”. Assuming they are playing a game. Which is not explicitly stated.

Geek & Sundry is a massive multi-million dollar entertainment company started by Felicia Day with emphasis on Nerd Culture. They have had several actual play roleplaying streams the last few years. Notably they launched Critical Role several years ago, which in turn became even bigger than they expected and split off into its own company. If you hadn't heard of Geek & Sundry before, I'm a bit surprised, but understand that twitch media isn't for everyone.

Their relationship with Paizo is that as previously stated, they are a massive Nerd Culture entertainment company with several hit roleplaying games, and friends throughout the industry. Most of their recent live plays, including Critical Role, have been DND 5E, so introducing fans to a new edition of Pathfinder is something new and different for them, and a big win for Paizo.

What this promotion brings to the viewer is an audience that is already interested in Role Playing Games but maybe not knowledgeable about Pathfinder. It will be thousands of people's introduction to the game and will be a glimpse into how the new ruleset works for those of us familiar with 1E.

Nearly everyone in the world has the same experience with Pathfinder 2E, which is to say, none. A handful of us have our books from early shipping, but most of us won't see the rules until Thursday. What actors bring that regular players may not, is a different skill set, where they can portray a character better than most casual roleplayers. Pretending to be other people is literally their job, and they're quite good at it.


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One wild guess on why one would select to show liveplays of their stuff on Geek & Sundry: Their 2 million subscribers on YouTube. It's going to reach a lot more people than doing a liveplay on Paizo's own YouTube-channel.


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Thank you Cori Marie for taking the time to explain. I was previously unaware of G&S, or anything like them, but then I only have the vaguest idea of what “Twitch” is. I must admit that I have been dismayed by the tendency I have seen from Paizo and others to move away from simple text to long rambling videos that take an hour to convey what I could read in 3 minutes, but obviously this is popular and becoming commonplace.


Will this series be available as a podcast?

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waynemarkstubbs wrote:
Thank you Cori Marie for taking the time to explain. I was previously unaware of G&S, or anything like them, but then I only have the vaguest idea of what “Twitch” is. I must admit that I have been dismayed by the tendency I have seen from Paizo and others to move away from simple text to long rambling videos that take an hour to convey what I could read in 3 minutes, but obviously this is popular and becoming commonplace.

We are not moving away from text. We have over 1,000 pages of Pathfinder Second Edition text coming out in 4 days. The "long rambling videos" are in addition to what you seem to want. It doesn't take anything away from your experience for us or any other entity to cater to different audiences in different ways, nor to take advantage of burgeoning marketing venues, entertainment outlets, and thriving online communities.

Many people are excited by this partnership and the full 24 hours of entertainment it will provide during the 8-episode run. If it's not your bag, that's cool, but let's try to keep the discussion positive rather than raining on the parades of everyone who might have different tastes than your own.

Thanks!


Mark Moreland wrote:
waynemarkstubbs wrote:
Thank you Cori Marie for taking the time to explain. I was previously unaware of G&S, or anything like them, but then I only have the vaguest idea of what “Twitch” is. I must admit that I have been dismayed by the tendency I have seen from Paizo and others to move away from simple text to long rambling videos that take an hour to convey what I could read in 3 minutes, but obviously this is popular and becoming commonplace.
We are not moving away from text. We have over 1,000 pages of Pathfinder Second Edition text coming out in 4 days. The "long rambling videos" are in addition to what you seem to want. It doesn't take anything away from your experience for us or any other entity to cater to different audiences in different ways, nor to take advantage of burgeoning marketing venues, entertainment outlets, and thriving online communities.

Not to mention things like Paizo Blogs and your participation here. :)

A lot of cool stuff came out in the previous Blog entries.


Jason Bulmahn wrote:
Patrick Newcarry wrote:
wait, how tall are you Jason? You're towering over everyone else in that photo.
I'm 6 foot, 7 inches tall. We were all standing I'm afraid. The photographer even asked if I could duck down a bit.

I'm sorry but WHAT?!?!

I've only ever seen you sitting down behind a GM screen or doing lore interviews! I had no idea you were 6 foot 7 inches! You just blew my mind!

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