Not particularly excited about this product as I'm not into the horror thing (at least now - I've got dozens of White Wolf books from twenty years ago and even met my wife playing Vampire!) and don't fancy introducing those elements as PC options in Pathfinder, but I understand horror/zombie apocalypse fans are a sizable customer base and Paizo is going after those folks with this. I'd probably be less disappointed about learning this is what Paizo is devoting precious hardbound book development resources towards if I knew what the rest of 2016 held in store. Can we have a Faerie/First World hardbound in the near future??
Rather sad that many seem to think a choice has to be made between visuals and gameplay as if only one can be at superior levels but not both. Also rather sad that many seem to think the people that work on the gameplay mechanics are the same people that develop the visual content. No one is violating any MMO hipster code if they want graphics and character motion standards from this decade to be satisfied when the game is released.
Could we please get a separate subfolder within the RPG Superstar message board for this thread next year? People want and appreciate feedback on their submissions and many people are very gracious to review and provide feedback on submissions. But having a gajillion items in a single thread creates a very unwieldy thread. I suspect people would be more inclined to provide feedback and exchanges would be easier about specific items if we were not all crunched into this single thread.
I'm extremely excited. This is my first year submitting to the contest. I am already pleased that I mustered the time and focus to develop a submission. In some ways I have already won because the whole process has energized my desire to create. Also, I know we will see some great items when the top 32 is released. If by some chance my item is in the top 32 then that will be just icing on the cake!
It'd be nice if you could log into your Paizo account and at least see how many votes your item has received and how many times it has appeared. Seems like it'd be easier to wait out the month we have to wait for! :)