OP Team Updates: Welcome Mike Kimmel

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Today, I’m excited to publicly welcome the newest member of the Organized Play team, Mike Kimmel. Mike’s been one of Organized Play’s most dependable freelancers for years now, and the whole Organized Play team is glad to have him on board. He’s already hard at work on polishing Pathfinder Society Scenario #2-13: A Gilded Test, and you’ll be seeing plenty of his work in the Pathfinder Society line in the future. Take it away, Mike!

A phoenix with fiery wings and a long feathered tail

Hello! I’m Mike Kimmel, and last week I joined the Organized Play team as the newest Organized Play Developer. I’ve been freelancing for Paizo for the past six years following my Top 4 placement during RPG Superstar 2014. Some of my recent work includes the upcoming Starfinder Society scenario The Vast Experiment: Fast Choices, as well as contributions to the Lost Omens: Pathfinder Society Guide and Starfinder Alien Archive 4. I am also the founder of Freelance Forge, a forum community where current and aspiring freelancers can network and hone their skills.

One of my most memorable experiences working with the Org Play program was volunteering as a GM for GenCon 2018. I got to run seven sessions of the second edition playtest and one interactive special. I also witnessed the debut of my own interactive special, Pathfinder Society 10-00: The Hao Jin Cataclysm. I’ll never forget that event, and I look forward to attending many more conventions in the future, in person and online.

When I’m not working on role-playing games, playing role-playing games, or thinking about role-playing games, I am probably doing something to relax: spending time with my family, reading a book, playing Zelda (again), walking my dogs, or forcing anyone in the radius of my dad joke aura to make Will saves. You can sometimes find me fumbling with Twitter at @_MikeKimmel.

Mike Kimmel
Organized Play Developer

Check back next week for insight into what shennanigans the Organized Play team planned for our January scenarios.

Linda Zayas-Palmer
Organized Play Managing Developer

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

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Woot! Welcome aboard! Can't wait to play your adventure!

My son and I had a great time playing the special! My Aspis Hunter was a little disappointed but his first round dropping of the final boss with his ranger archer made his night!

Liberty's Edge 5/5

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Starfinder Superscriber

You know what you call it when you give your father an academic test?

A pop quiz!

(That's a *literal* dad joke.)

Developer

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When does a joke become a dad joke?

When it becomes a parent.

(I'll also accept, "When it's full groan.")

Welcome, Mike!

Silver Crusade

Good on ya, Mike!

Sczarni 5/5 5/55/5 ***

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Congrats!

I haven't been able to keep up with all of the staff movements, lately, Lol.

Who are all of the members of Org Play Leadership, now?

Grand Lodge 4/5 5/55/55/55/5 ***

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Nefreet wrote:
Who are all of the members of Org Play Leadership, now?

ORG PLAY WRANGLING

Tonya Woldridge -- Venture Mommy
Alex Speidel -- The Amazing Speidel-Man!

ADVENTURES

Linda Zayas-Palmer -- Uber Leshy
Jenny Jarzabski -- Star Sister
Thursty Hillman -- Pathfinder Papa
Mike Kimmel -- Captain Copaxi (he's adaptable)

TRANSFERS

Michael Sayre and Alex Case have moved to the Pathfinder Design Team.

★ --- ★ --- ★ --- ★

Congratulations once again to the amazing Mike Kimmel on joining the Organized Play Team. I am ever so proud of you!

Hmm


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Where is the edge of the envelope for a joke to slip over into being a dad joke?

Just a bit father.

1/5 ** Venture-Agent, Online—PbP

Congrats, Mike! I am grateful for the contributions that you've already made to the community and excited about what the future holds.

Even if it requires this:

Will save v. dad joke aura: 1d20 ⇒ 18

Developer

Hmm wrote:


Michael Sayre and Alex Case have moved to the Pathfinder Design Team.

James Case, and we just call it the "Design Team," but yes.

Sczarni 5/5 5/55/5 ***

And for SFS?

Grand Lodge 2/5 Organized Play Developer

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Who could have anticipated that mentioning dad jokes would cause the comments to be flooded with dad jokes?! Surely this was unintentional. I'm certainly not to blame. I'm tempted to turn invisible and sneak out the back, but I just can't see myself doing it.

Thanks, everyone! This is a great team and I'm thrilled to be a part of it.

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Ron Lundeen wrote:
Hmm wrote:


Michael Sayre and Alex Case have moved to the Pathfinder Design Team.
James Case, and we just call it the "Design Team," but yes.

Gah. I was thinking James, but my traitorous fingers typed Alex instead. I blame the Amazing Speidel Man for distracting me.

Paizo Employee 5/55/5 * Organized Play Associate

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Hmm wrote:
Ron Lundeen wrote:
Hmm wrote:


Michael Sayre and Alex Case have moved to the Pathfinder Design Team.
James Case, and we just call it the "Design Team," but yes.
Gah. I was thinking James, but my traitorous fingers typed Alex instead. I blame the Amazing Speidel Man for distracting me.

It's cause my theme song's so catchy.

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Yay, Mike! I can't wait to see what you do in this role!

5/5 5/55/55/5

Alex Speidel wrote:

It's cause my theme song's so catchy.

Telepathically projecting it is cheating...

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So glad to have Mike as part of the official team. I'm looking forward to the continuation of great things from this recently reorganized group. I am so very grateful to all of you for making Organized Play a reality and such a great community. Thank you.

Scarab Sages 5/5 5/5 ** Venture-Captain, Netherlands

Welcome aboard Mike!

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I look forward to seeing your work!

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