Introducing Our New Org Play Developer!

Friday, December 20, 2019

I’m James Case, the newest organized play developer! I’m coming over from the editing team, where over the last couple of years, I’ve had the chance to see and get a feel for almost every type of product that Paizo puts out. Before that, I worked in scientific editing in Tokyo, where I both picked up a surprising number of useful RPG facts from research papers (the color red is made of beetles!) as well as introduced my RPG group to Pathfinder.

I’m pretty new to Society play, but I’m really excited to be coming in to the Organized Play department at this time. My primary focus is on Pathfinder Society, though we have lots of crossover between the various programs. We’ve recently been talking about our plans for the upcoming seasons, and I can’t wait to see what you all think. As something of a crash course in the department, I recently wrote a Pathfinder Society Quest, Port Peril Pub Crawl, which might be up your alley if you like pirates and mayhem (I did in fact write it in a pub, though there weren’t any pirates or barfights, which is probably for the best).

When I’m not playing RPGs, I’m usually either blowing bubbles or writing about Japanese music. You can catch me on The Twitters at @toriariaria.

James Case
Organized Play Developer

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Vigilant Seal

Welcome aboard!

Grand Lodge 5/5

Welcome

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Pathfinder Starfinder Society Subscriber

Congrats, James!

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I had a lot of fun with the Port Peril Pub Crawl quest! Glad to have you aboard!

Grand Lodge 4/5 Venture-Agent, Colorado—Denver aka roll4initiative

Welcome Aboard, James! I'll be running Pub Crawl this weekend and it looks like so much fun!

I look forward to what else you have in store for us throughout the future.

Cheers!


Japanese music? What do you think of Yorushika?

Also - red from beetles - you talking of cochineal?

Forgive my manners, welcome James, and best of luck with Society!

Sczarni 5/5 5/55/5

Pathfinder Starfinder Society Subscriber

Loved that game. I'd coincidentally created a character from Vidrian, so it was a nice "homecoming" ^_^

3/5 5/55/5 Contributor

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Yay, James!

RPG Superstar 2014 Top 4, RPG Superstar 2013 Top 32

Huzzah! Welcome!

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

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No pirates...

I've got to introduce you you to soem better pubs.

Grand Lodge 5/5 5/55/55/5 Venture-Captain, Online—PbP aka Hmm

James, I am so excited that you can join us here in Organized Play!

Hmm

Silver Crusade

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Aww I thought they had hired a giant bubble ooze at first.

Welcome over James :3

Sovereign Court 5/5 Venture-Captain, California—Los Angeles aka Neume

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Welcome. Make sure you bring cheese! And the correct answer is ALWAYS PANCAKES! Waffles are terribad and don't get me started with French Toast!


Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Welcome aboard!
I played your adventure recently and from what I could tell great fun was had by all :)


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Welcome James. You write in a pub so you sound great!

Liberty's Edge 3/5 5/5 Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Welcome aboard James!! Hope you will be a big heal to the rest of the team!

Envoy's Alliance

Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path Subscriber

Hooray! Congratulations and welcome! I've already run Port Peril Pub Crawl and thought it was excellent!

Shadow Lodge 5/5 5/55/55/55/5 Venture-Captain, Indiana—Southern aka CanisDirus

Welcome aboard, James!

Dark Archive

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Congrats, James!

Now I gotta update your part of the Staffer Rap. :P

Venture-Lieutenant, Washington—Seattle aka zeroth_hour

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Hi James!

Are you going to be involved in the non-PFRPG parts of organized play at all (eg Starfinder and the Card Game), or is it just limited to crossovers?

When you talk about Japanese music, do you mean the traditional folk type of Japanese music or are you interested more in the modern styles (JPop/JRock etc)?


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Congratulations, James!

Silver Crusade 5/5 5/55/5 Venture-Captain, Germany—Bavaria

Welcome aboard James^^

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Welcome! :D

Scarab Sages 4/5

Congratulations!

Grand Lodge 4/5

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Wait...Am I seeing a Bubblemancer? Welcome!!

Paizo Employee Organized Play Developer

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Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone!

Roswynn wrote:

Japanese music? What do you think of Yorushika?

Also - red from beetles - you talking of cochineal?

I am indeed talking about cochineal!

As for Yorushika, I'm a little less plugged into the Vocaloid producer-type acts so I hadn't been following them too closely, but I remember listening to their debut album when it came out and liking it. At the very least, "That's Why I Gave Up On Music" is up my alley.

Jonathan Ng wrote:


Are you going to be involved in the non-PFRPG parts of organized play at all (eg Starfinder and the Card Game), or is it just limited to crossovers?

When you talk about Japanese music, do you mean the traditional folk type of Japanese music or are you interested more in the modern styles (JPop/JRock etc)?

For the time being, I'm mostly working with PF, but that may change in the future with the needs of each program and as we get farther from the Second Edition release.

As for music, on the modern rock side of things, usually more band-driven. I enjoy more traditional stuff when I hear it, but that's mostly like at bon dances and stuff ^_^

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