The end of 2020 sees a bit of reorganization going on right now in the editorial department, with some new opportunities and challenges for our staff. This allows for exciting changes for our team, which officially went into place last week.
First up, James Case moved to a different position at Paizo. As this is an organized play focused blog, we aren’t spoilering his role here. You’ll need to keep an eye out for a future Paizo staff blog for an update on his new role, but you shouldn’t have too long to wait!
James’ departure left a vacancy in the Pathfinder Society Developer position. Thurston Hillman moved over from Starfinder Society to take the lead on Pathfinder Society. Thursty joined the Organized Play team at the outset of the Starfinder Society program almost four years ago to help build it and to shape the direction of its stories. While people nowadays may associate him more with Starfinder, he also has a long history with Pathfinder Society. Over the past decade, Thursty wrote over a dozen Pathfinder Society adventures of all shapes and sizes, everything from September’s Bounty, Blood of the Beautiful, to the interactive special Siege of the Diamond City and the wacky kobold hijinks of True Dragons of Absalom.
Jenny Jarzabski, meanwhile, stepped up to become the Starfinder Society Developer and will pick up the threads Thursty laid to take the program in new, Datch-inspired directions. Jenny hit the ground running when she joined the Organized Play team; it’s hard to believe sometimes she’s been here for months rather than years. Jenny also came to development through her work as a freelance author. Some of her contributions to the organized play scenario vault include this year’s Starfinder interactive, The Last Bite, as well as Honorbound Emissaries and Pact World Warriors.
Thursty and Jenny are both excited for their new roles, and filled with ideas for exciting adventures for your PCs. They’re already hard at work cooking up the metaplots for SFS Year 4 and PFS Year 3, as well as finishing off the current seasons with a bang. We can’t wait to share some spoilers with you and will do so over the next few months. Watch this space for news!
These changes do leave us a bit short-staffed for a brief time. In the near future, we’ll be bringing someone else on board. The hiring process for this position is already in full swing. To fill the spot faster than an open call, we invited a group of our highly qualified authors and volunteers to apply, and we’ve begun interviewing candidates. We hope to wrap the entire process before the holidays and will introduce our new team member to you soon after.
If you didn’t see it earlier, check out our Monthly Update blog. If you’re caught up, be sure to come back next week for Pathfinder Society and Starfinder Society scenario previews!
Until then - Explore, Report, Cooperate!
Organized Play Managing Developer
Organized Play Staff Update
Thursday, December 03, 2020