Pathfinder Blowout Sale
Where to Start?
Are you a GM that deed some adventures? How about the 7th level adventure Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin. This 5-Star rated adventure features a smart black dragon. Need something higher level? We have The Gilded Gauntlet at 9th level, The Chaosfire Incursion at 11th level, 9 Lives for Petane at 12th level, Temple of Luminescence at 15th level, and The Dragon's Dream at 16th level.
Continued Pathfinder 1e Support
Most recently, we shared with you the Luckstealer Sword archetype for the swashbuckler. Also be sure to check out the grave hulk, an orc skeletal champion, the Blurred Strike martial arts style. We have many other GM and Player options for you to check out at the JBE Blog. Check it out now.
Steve Geddes wrote:
True, but even more true is this: sales at Paizo's website are downright terrible to non-existent. JBE's Pathfinder sales are down some (not much, but not bad either) at DriveThruRPG and the Open Gaming Store, but our sales at Paizo can only be described as a lead balloon tied to stone. I have heard the exact same thing from literally every publisher I talked to and from those that talked to other publishers that I had not. And it all started when they changed their website.
For some context, The Book of the River Nations sold so many copies here, it was bringing me in more money than DriveThruRPG for a while. When that died down, it settled into a solid number 2, with the Open Gaming Store occasionally giving it a run for it's money.
Since the new site went live, I saw an immediate hit to my sales and they've only gotten worse from there. At this point, I am considering no longer uploading products to Paizo's website because the time investment is no longer worth it.
I made a number of suggestions years ago for things to help with sales (footers that help direct people to other products, improved backend information so we could see info on sales, etc) and they've never been implement. Paizo has stopped the store blog which pointed people to new products on a daily basis and was a vehicle for highlighting (if infrequently) Pathfinder Compatible products. Add in the fact you that that DriveThruRPG has Print in Demand options and the Open Gaming Store allows the try before you buy of d20pfsrd and Paizo's website looks to be the one that never kept up with the times, so customers go elsewhere. Then the new website made it more confusing.
Paizo has always been dependent on their webstore, even when they sold dungeon and dragon magazines. If their website is not working as much as a revenue source for all these publishers for all these reasons, what do you think it is doing to Paizo's sales? Direct sales has always been a part of their game plan. While I don't know their numbers, I can't imagine their website is helping them any.
Last month, I mentioned that we will be continuing with 1e Pathfinder support. We love the game and will continue supporting it. I also said that we didn't have anything immediately available for publication. So I plan to fill the gap between now and when we publish something new for Pathfinder with regular blog posts. Starting today and at least once a week, we will be posting Pathfinder material over at blog.jonbrazer.com. And I will be posting links to new blog posts to this thread when we post a new one.
Today we are kicking things off with a new monster since I love designing monsters. Check out the ravager wolf now.
Yeesh, I feel kinda bad for any Paizo employees reading this thread/checking that poll.
Same here. I had no idea this was going to happen. When I originally posted the question on Facebook, I was expecting enthusiasm for the new edition. Everything since has been a complete surprise to me.
So yeah, I feel bad for Paizo employees reading this and am embarrassed about the situation.
I'd hope that people wouldn't do that unless they WANT to subvert the poll which makes no sense to me.
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Deadly Delves: The Gilded Gauntlet has the distinction of being our longest Pathfinder 1e adventure. Add in to the fact that it has a ton of maps and you have a visually beautiful adventure. Plus this adventure has more encounters that you have to think through as opposed to beat down with swords and spells and you have a truly memorable adventure. Download today.
I'd like to know how is the occultism skill going to be different than the arcana skill? I mean, I always thought the line between religion and arcana when it came to magic was thin. Occultism and arcana, I'm going to need some explanation on how these are different and more importantly, why they are separate when others are consolidated.
All three of those adventure paths are designed for 1st level characters. All the APs listed above were published by the creators of of Pathfinder. The first mentioned is before they had their own setting, back when they were official licensees of Wizards of the Coast, working on D&D 3.5. The second is the first set in their setting (now called the Pathfinder Campaign Setting), but uses the D&D 3.5 system. The third is the first for the Pathfinder system in the Pathfinder Campaign Setting.
Might I suggest sticking with 1e. If you are happy with it, then you have a complete game and unless you're a marathon gamer, you'll have material for years to come.
And even if you are a marathon gamer, then there's a whole world of Pathfinder Compatible books out there, such as those from my own company.
Some people have been playing the game for quite some time and want to see some changes to the system. It is perfectly understandable if you are not interested of them and you have lots of material to work if if you choose to stick with it.