I saw that Abomination Vaults will be getting the hardcover treatment next year. I was curious what led to doing this and is this something that might happen with more 2E APs in the future? For me personally I have a preference for hardcover than softcover (primarily for durability) so I'm really looking forward to getting it.
After everything that was initially said and current and former Paizo staff weighing in on their account of things, I’m kind of wondering where everything will go from here. I think some positive outcomes that occurred is the love and support the community and employees have shown for each other, those that took and critical look at themselves and appeared genuine enough to voice that they will do better (which is not easy to admit). I suppose the only thing I can think of is how upper level management will treat their employees going forward. I hope some internal initiatives are taken to address what has been said and that their is some transparency to the community as a form of goodwill. Because despite loving the content that is produced, we all love and care for everyone that works at Paizo
After all that I've read, I think I'm going to stop buying Paizo products both online and in store. I don't like the excuse of continuing to give Paizo money so that creatives, developers, warehouse, customer service, etc. can keep their jobs. That line of thinking to me makes it look like the consumer is the bad guy if we don't keep buying. I think instead I might divert that money to the above's Patreon or whatever platforms they use to help support them. The onus should be on Paizo leadership to fix the issues that are prevalent.
Please treat your employees with professional respect. They are adults and not children. Please do not harass or make an employees life miserable. You will chase away good talent and make the company suffer. If they have to work overtime, please give them a bonus for meeting a deadline. Please give your employees higher and equal pay so that they don't have to constantly do side hustles to keep afloat. If you have to up the price of your products to accommodate that, make it happen. I will gladly pay a higher price for your products just for that. And lastly, please be a industry leader in inclusiveness. Keep pushing the envelope and nurture and support creatives, developers, etc. in promoting inclusiveness. This is a hobby for everyone.
If all the above is met, I will gladly support you.
Sometimes the scope of a project is changed and it gets delayed, and that’s alright. I’m happy that my portion was able to get this project fully funded and allow additional products to be created. I trust the professionalism of these two companies and I hope that no one overworks themselves that it starts to overlap into their personal lives or that the comments of others ruins their day and stresses them out. All of you do awesome work and I’m excited to see what the products will look like when they’re done!
I think the first paragraph on page 4 has the number of wagons in the caravan (I think six total). I've been assuming that all Bort's employees (including Cooky) are each driving a wagon in the caravan.
GM Wayfinder wrote:
Awesome! Thank you!
I'm relatively new to ordering from Paizo and I tried sifting through the July Release thread sticky to answer my question but I couldn't make sense of it. So apologies for a possible duplicate question.
How long is the expected wait for an order to be authorized and the product sent out from the warehouse? I'm trying to figure out if my order will be sent out before or after the August 1st release date.
A bit of backstory to lead up to my question. I've recently entered the TTRPG hobby since July of 2018 and I've only done DMing for D&D 5E. One of the things that I like about this edition from a DMs perspective is that I can just use the core books (PH, MM, DMG) for any of the adventures WOTC releases without needing other sourcebooks (VGtM, SCAG, etc.) to reference.
My group is getting ready to try out Pathfinder 2E when it releases and we're going to do the Age of Ashes adventure path. I don't know anything about how adventure paths were done in the past for Pathfinder 1E, but for future 2e adventure paths can I just use the Core Rulebook and Bestiary like D&D 5E or would I have to purchase additional sourcebooks?