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Steev42 wrote:


I'm also curious about the upcoming Foundry module, with the same question.

When it is released -- currently targeted for sometime around Q2 2023 -- you can expect to receive the PDFs as a bonus when you purchase the Foundry module at full price, or receive a discount on the Foundry module if you already own the PDFs, similar to what we've already done with the Beginner Box, Abomination Vaults, and Adventure Path products.

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Just a heads up: Field of Maidens requires Foundry v10 to function. In addition, all of our other premium Adventure Path modules have now been updated to support Foundry v10. If you have not yet upgraded your Foundry installation to v10, you should not upgrade any existing Paizo Adventure Path modules at this time. If you upgrade by mistake, you can find manifest links to older v9-compatible versions at the bottom of each module's product page on https://foundryvtt.com. Thanks, and we hope you enjoy the latest volume of the Blood Lords Adventure Path on Foundry VTT!

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Just a heads up: Field of Maidens requires Foundry v10 to function. In addition, all of our other premium Adventure Path modules have now been updated to support Foundry v10. If you have not yet upgraded your Foundry installation to v10, you should not upgrade any existing Paizo Adventure Path modules at this time. If you upgrade by mistake, you can find manifest links to older v9-compatible versions at the bottom of each module's product page on https://foundryvtt.com. Thanks, and we hope you enjoy the latest volume of the Blood Lords Adventure Path on Foundry VTT!

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Ezekieru wrote:
Gonna ask this like I did in the Reddit thread that was posted, but any word on when/if Paizo will update the five Pathfinder Bounty premium modules to be compatible for V10?

They will definitely be updated, yes. I'm hesitant to commit to a specific date because we haven't yet had time to upgrade to v10 ourselves and get a feel for everything that's changed, but given how simple the Bounty modules are in comparison, we should be able to get them up to date sometime in the next week or two.

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Shea Hoarfoot wrote:
More importantly ... How soon will Blood Lords be V10 compliant? (and Outlaws ...)

As soon as possible, although it may take a week or two.

In the meantime, please wait to upgrade if you're currently using our premium adventure modules! https://paizo.com/threads/rzs43ocm?Paizo-Foundry-VTT-modules-and-Foundry-v1 0

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As many of you are already aware, the long-awaited Foundry version 10 stable release will be dropping today (August 31, 2022). Exciting! However, please be aware that the premium content modules Paizo has produced for Foundry, including the Pathfinder Beginner Box, Abomination Vaults, Outlaws of Alkenstar, and Blood Lords, have not yet been updated to support v10, and will almost certainly suffer from major compatibility issues. At this point, we strongly recommend that users of the Paizo premium modules refrain from updating to Foundry v10 until the modules can be updated to take advantage of all the new features in the new version, including the new journal entry system. It is our expectation at this time that all premium content modules will be fully compatible with v10 before the end of September.

TL;DR: Updating to today's Foundry v10 stable release will likely break any Paizo premium content modules you have installed. Please wait to upgrade if you currently rely on them.

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Just to be clear: While there is definitely a hardcover compilation of FotRP coming next year, and it's absolutely possible that there will be a Foundry version coinciding with that release as there was with Abomination Vaults, we're not promising anything that hasn't been officially announced. The current list of announced Foundry projects includes Kingmaker, the 5E version of Abomination Vaults, and future Pathfinder Adventure Path volumes as they're released ... but if you have a favorite past AP that you'd like to see in the running someday, absolutely don't hesitate to let us know!

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Coridan wrote:
Are there plans to go back and do the previous APs? I'd love this for Fists of the Ruby Phoenix!

I can't make any promises, but as a general rule, the more of these we manage to sell, the more of them we can justify making. If and when we do go back and revisit past Adventure Paths, though, we'll probably be going roughly in order of popularity.

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WinHig wrote:
Wait... am I reading this right?

Not quite. We're trying to fix two different issues here.

The first issue was that when the PDF+module bundle was $29.99 and the module alone was $19.99 for PDF owners, people who bought the PDF on its own and then bought the module were paying a total of $8.99 more than people who bought the bundle. That wasn't what we wanted, which is why we're offering an $8.99 credit to everyone who was affected.

The second issue is that the feedback we've received ... and with which, having considered our options, we agree ... overwhelmingly indicates a preference that the discount for owning the PDF be equal to the value of the PDF rather than being arbitrarily set at $10.

The experience of producing our first three modules has given us a more accurate picture of how much these modules cost to produce, which was why we decided that we needed to raise prices in the first place. Having decided that a more sustainable price point was somewhere in the $16-20 range, our initial plan was to offer the module alone for $19.99 to PDF owners, with the module+PDF bundle going for $10 more. Now that we're basing the discount on the price of the PDF, we're setting the price of the module alone at $16 and simply adding the cost of the PDF to calculate the total price of the bundle.

This does mean that the price of the bundle is $5 higher with a PDF that sells for $18.99, but it also means that the total price of the bundle can decrease if the PDF is cheaper, and it means we can set the price for the module alone to $4 less than it is right now.

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Thanks for the feedback, everyone. Starting with Blood Lords volume 2, which releases next week on 8/31, we plan to make additional changes to our Foundry VTT module prices to address some of the issues we inadvertently caused when we adjusted them for volume 1. More details can be found in this thread.

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First of all, we’d like to thank everyone for all of the feedback you’ve provided on the Adventure Path modules for Foundry VTT that we’ve released so far. This is fairly new territory for Paizo, so we really appreciate your assistance in figuring out what works and what doesn’t as we move forward.

In retrospect, our recent round of price changes for our AP modules is one for the “doesn’t work” column. While an increase to the base price of the modules was necessary in order to maintain the level of quality that has been so well received with our first few releases, our attempt to simplify the pricing model has had some unforeseen side effects; namely, the fact that purchasing the PDF before the module would result in a higher total cost than buying the module and receiving the PDF as a bonus. We’ve also heard some concerns about the unintended effects for subscribers of reducing the discount for PDF ownership to a flat $10 instead of basing it on the price of the PDF. As a result, we’ve decided to make the following changes, coinciding with the upcoming 8/31/2022 release of Blood Lords Volume 2: Graveclaw.

  • If you purchased the PDF of Blood Lords Volume 1: Zombie Feast before the Foundry VTT module became available … that is, between 7/27 and 8/04 … and then purchased the Foundry VTT module when it became available at its discounted price for PDF owners, you paid a total of $8.99 more than you would have if you had purchased the Foundry VTT module and received the PDF automatically. We intend to address this issue by offering $8.99 in store credit to anyone who both purchased the Zombie Feast PDF for $18.99 before 8/04/22 and purchased the Zombie Feast FoundryVTT module for $19.99 before 8/31/22. Please be aware that our CS department is currently dealing with a large backlog of support tickets and may not be able to apply this credit right away, but we will do what we can to ensure that it is applied as soon as possible.

  • Beginning with Blood Lords Volume 2: Graveclaw, releasing on 8/31/2022, we will be re-adjusting our price points in order to base the discount for PDF owners on the price of the PDF itself. The base price of the Foundry VTT module, which will continue to include the PDF of the same content, will change to $34.99. Users who already own the PDF will be able to purchase the Foundry VTT module by itself at a discount equal to the price of the PDF, which for Blood Lords Volume 2: Graveclaw will bring it to a total of $16.00.

  • We will also be retroactively adjusting the prices of Blood Lords Volume 1: Zombie Feast to match this model on 8/31/2022. Until then, both the Foundry VTT module + PDF bundle and the Foundry VTT code will continue to be offered at their current price points.

    Thanks again for your patience and assistance as we work out these details, and we look forward to continuing to work with Foundry, Sigil, and the community to make these modules as awesome as they possibly can be for what will hopefully be many Adventure Paths to come.

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    That took longer than we'd have liked, but it's finally live. Dead. Undead. Whatever.

    Please note that, unlike our previous Foundry products, you have two options for buying Zombie Feast. When you purchase the module at full price for $29.99, you will automatically receive the PDF as well. If you already own the Zombie Feast PDF, you can follow this link to purchase the module for $19.99 instead.

    As noted, we have changed the pricing model and discount structure for our Foundry VTT offerings. Now that we've produced a number of modules, we have a clearer idea of the costs involved in creating them and have made some necessary adjustments to our price points to ensure that we can continue to produce them at the same level of quality for what we hope will be many Adventure Paths to come. This analysis and discussion was also the cause of the slight delay in developing and releasing the first volume of Blood Lords; it is our intention that future Foundry VTT conversions of each volume in this and all other Adventure Paths will be released on the same day as any other available formats.

    Finally, we realize that the change in discount structure is having the unintended effect of forcing people who bought the PDF on release day, expecting the same discount that was provided for the Outlaws of Alkenstar modules, to pay more in total for the PDF and Foundry VTT module combined than we intended. We agree that this is a problem, and we're looking into potential solutions.

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    Evilgm wrote:
    Any word yet on whether this AP is going to be getting Foundry support? We've been really impressed with the official Outlaws mods and are definitely hoping to see a similar level of support for this AP.

    Yes!

    I can now definitively report that we are going to be releasing an official conversion of Blood Lords for Foundry, with the caveat that we were waiting to see how well Outlaws of Alkenstar did before we decided to pull the trigger, so we might not be making street date with the first volume.

    But it's coming.

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    Nickademus42 wrote:
    I notice the features list 'audio from the extensive Syrinscape library.' Does this mean the audio files are included in the product or that a Syrinscape account is needed to be linked to Foundry?

    The audio files are all custom-mixed, using assets from Syrinscape's vast library, and included with the product. No Syrinscape account is needed.

    Buuuut, if you find yourself liking those sweet sound effects and wanting more, you know where to look...

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    KyleS wrote:
    So this is kind of a big one then that should probably be asked. The PDF to Foundry module worked off of purchased PDF's. Can we anticipate some support to those of us who have used this route to help create our games? And being as the Beginner's Box is very common in the Humble Bundles, will there be future support for that?

    As Mark said, if you already own the PDF version of a Foundry product (such as the Beginner Box), the cost of the PDF will be deducted from your purchase price of the Foundry VTT version automatically.

    If you're already running a game using a PDF converted via PDF to Foundry and want to take advantage of all the new features that come with our official conversion, you may have a few minor cleanup tasks on your hands, but for the most part you should be able to activate the module, import all of the new compendium content, and pick up more or less where you left off.

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    CorvusMask wrote:
    Is that barathu on background? :D

    He's an ijtikri. An ijtikri who don't care much for barathu, by the by, seein' as he once had to watch his own dear daddy gunned down in the street by a notorious barathu outlaw callin' hisself Gasbag Sam.

    Whassat? You ain't never heard o' Gasbag Sam?

    Damn right you ain't.

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    Tonya Woldridge wrote:
    Kekkres wrote:
    So have Andrew White and Liane Merciel decided to reject pronouns entirely?
    They didn't send them in and so were not included. You would want to ask them directly how they would prefer to be refered to.

    Fortunately, you don't have to, because I have now provided them! (They're he/him, in case you don't want to scroll up and check.)

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    Yeah, there were a number of unforeseen issues with that update, so we're rolling it back for now. Hopefully we'll be able to get it back up soon after a little more testing and polish. Thanks for bearing with us in the meantime.

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    CrystalSeas wrote:

    Same

    https://paizo.com/community/blog/v5748dyo6shgf&page=8?Core-Rulebook-2nd Printing-Errata#398

    resolves to https://paizo.com/#398

    We just rolled out some pretty major changes to the blog that should be forwarding existing URLs to their new homes. If they're not, can you clear your cache and cookies (assuming you haven't already) and try again?

    TriOmegaZero wrote:
    I am finding an internal server error whenever I attempt to open the main blog link or any recent blog discussion thread. I have tried clearing the cache in Firefox, signing out and back in again, tested on Chrome and Safari.

    Does this also happen when you're not logged in at all?

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    Michael Sayre wrote:
    Squirrelwind just barely edged out the "snowy owlbear" I've been pitching in creative meetings for years. Squirrelwind seemed punnier.

    How about an "elf owlbear"? Tiny, lives in holes in cacti, resistant to sleep and charm and ghoul paralysis for some reason?

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    orphicblue wrote:
    What happened to Alahazra as iconic oracle?

    For no reason, I feel compelled to mention that the newly ritual-ified Reincarnation may also be coming in this book. Just sayin'.

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    RabidBlackDog wrote:
    Siathorns images are not clickable and therefore in much lower resolution and I'd like to print character cards in card form as presented here (not a fan of the sheets). Can you please fix this? ;)

    Fixed!

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    Tarren the Dungeon Master wrote:


    Clearing the cache brought back some. This one is still missing:

    https://cdn.paizo.com/image/avatar/PZO7207-Raia_500.jpeg

    Hmm. I've tested that url from our internal network and from a bunch of external networks, and that image comes up consistently without any problems. When you point your browser directly at that link, what are you seeing?

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    There was a misconfiguration in our CDN for a short period yesterday afternoon that appears to have resulted in some bad requests and their resulting "nope" responses being cached. The config problem should be fixed now, and I just manually cleared the existing cache, so in theory all previously working image links should now be working again.

    If you're still seeing this problem, try clearing your browser cache and trying again. If that doesn't work, can you let us know which images are still being affected? Thanks!