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Kingvegeta9001 wrote:
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How many of the character options are relevant if you aren't doing anything Drift Crisis-y.
Almost everything for options is relevant outside of the drift crisis, most of it is either interplanar stuff or stuff that has a history from the drift crisis

Hearing there is a planar content is excellent news!


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Okay, not having Jeff as president is a start. I'll bring back my Starfinder AP subscription and continue to test exactly how thin that ice is.

Congratulations and good luck to Jim!


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Feros wrote:
This is concerning, as most of my Customer Service issues have been dealt with through the forums. There may be legitimate reasons for this change, but on the heels of the negative activity lately it doesn't feel right.

I have to agree. Even if it is a coincidence, it doesn't look good and adds opacity in an area where transparency is required to re-earn customer trust.


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Want to tell the story of Kyra and Merisiel’s adventures on what they’d hoped would be a restful honeymoon? Now you can!
Huh, did they get married without us knowing about it O_O ?

It's in one of the fiction blogs. There's art of it too (Advanced Player's Guide IIRC)


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Thank you Logan. Hang in there.


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The best we can do is acknowledge our wrong doing, make a clear declaration of what the community will allow (which is what Sara did), proposing improvements(which is what Erik promised to do in his response to the freelancer), and most importantly successfully implement the improvements.

The bolded section is something I wanted to comment on. Erik, to his credit, did promise this and did not make excuses. But he also promised after it came to light that people had concerns about AoE that he would listen to those concerns. Reading between the lines of the open letter, it sounds like the exact same thing happened again (or alternatively, no one thought about the implications of previously raised concerns).

So I believe Erik wants to do the right thing. I know he will say he will do the right thing. But at this point I don't know he'll actually, ya'know. Do it. I don't mean this as an attack on Erik's person or character, but it is an observation of history, if not repeating itself, certainly rhyming. It is a big part of why I have decided I need to take a break from Pathfinder for the foreseeable future.


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Please cancel my subscription and empty my sidecart.

It is time for me to take a break from Paizo. I wish my reasons to be known, but to be absolutely clear, CS, freelancers, writers, developers, this is not on you. Y'all are rockstars, I love your work, but I need to step back. Love and respect, always.

Management. This is 100% on your heads. I love Pathfinder. Truly and deeply. But I am so tired of the unforced errors and constant non-apologies. The open letter to Erik is the final straw for me. When AoE fall happened, it was clear that concerns within the company were not being listened to or addressed. I'm in the industry too, I know how long it takes to make books, but the first thing that should have happened AoE was double-checking if other book had similar flags raised. Especially those set on Absolom. Especially those being developed by the person who admitted to ignoring those red flags and promised to do better at listening to them. It becomes overtly clear to me that the promises made, even if they are made with the best of intentions, are just talk.

This game is no longer bringing me joy. Not because the writing has changed. But because of the constant mess that surrounds it. It is time to reevaluate Paizo's structure starting with your places in it. I hope that in six months I can check back in and feel good about one of my favorite games again. I hope I'll be able to take my books out of storage.

But honestly... I can't even look at them right now. They make me feel sick. And I ain't spending money on stuff I don't enjoy. So I hope I will find myself able to come back... but I doubt it.


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Master Han Del of the Web wrote:
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Yeah, I think this is where I pull the plug. Will think it over tonight, but this is yet another misstep, yet another time writers with concerns have been ignored, and yet another sign that Paizo needs a total management overhaul. So I expect in the morning I'll be cancelling my AP subscription for good.

And to be clear, this ain't a boycot until things improve. This is the last several months having sucked all joy I get out of something I loved. And I honestly don't know if that can be fixed or the trust repaired at this point.

Maybe I'll come back at some point in a vague undefined number of months. But now is the time to put my money and time into games that make me happy. And doesn't make me feel sick to my stomach.

Man, I'm sorry it came to this for you FD.

Sadly, this is something I predicted when I first heard about the mis-management coming to a head. I said it then and I'll say it again. When people start cancelling and leaving, it won't be for a short-term boycott, it will be because they are burned out from having their trust abused and will be leaving permanently.

Appreciate the sentiment. I feel bad for the freelancers and developers though. I love what they do, I love these worlds. I've had great conversations and been inspired by them over the years. I want to keep supporting them, but I just... can't at this point. It's not fun for me anymore. I have other games that probably means when I run RPG clubs and classes for my students, it will be with non-d20 systems. Hopefully that will broaden their horizons a bit.

But yeah, this entire thing sucks mightily. I agree with your prediction. I am burnt out on work, I am burnt out on writing, I am burnt out on COVID. I can't change those, I'm burning out on my leisure too, that one at least I can fix. Just close the door and don't looking back.


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Yeah, I think this is where I pull the plug. Will think it over tonight, but this is yet another misstep, yet another time writers with concerns have been ignored, and yet another sign that Paizo needs a total management overhaul. So I expect in the morning I'll be cancelling my AP subscription for good.

And to be clear, this ain't a boycot until things improve. This is the last several months having sucked all joy I get out of something I loved. And I honestly don't know if that can be fixed or the trust repaired at this point.

Maybe I'll come back at some point in a vague undefined number of months. But now is the time to put my money and time into games that make me happy. And doesn't make me feel sick to my stomach.


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Kobold Cleaver wrote:

I want a pink hoodie. :(

I mean, I bought a blue. Blue's my color. But I'd buy a pink too. I need more femme warm weather options! ;D

I can neither confirm nor deny that I'd probably still work at Paizo if I had the chance just because it's been my dream job since I was literally 11, but I can also neither confirm nor deny that I would probably flip a table the second Lisa Stevens started playing a Dalek-Voice Screaming Rant at me and immediately get myself fired.

There was a point I'd have said that too, but that was before I'd had firsthand experience with how exhausting the TTRPG industry is from the freelancer side with people I love working with and who are super flexible. Once I clear the last couple of contracts on my plate, I'm bowing out for a good little while to avoid burnout. So I see SKR's post about a toxic workplace and it's a 100% no thank you, thank you very much from me.


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TriOmegaZero wrote:
I'm honestly glad they never replied to my applications.

Sadly, I feel the same way.


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Or, if Popper's Paradox is not to your liking, maybe go read some of the seminal philosophy about free speech? Like, say, John Stewart Mill? Cause On Liberty is not a long or a hard read and it dealt with this right at the inception of liberal, free-speaking society's inception. Once exercising free speech causes harm to others, it is no longer free speech. If the choices you harm only yourself, you are entitled to make them, but if you bring pain to others, society has the right and obligation to censure you.

So even if trans existence "is political" (protip: it's not), the argument still falls apart. This policy is coherent and consistent with the foundations of freedom of speech.


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Addendum: I've been struggling with whether or not to post material on Infinite. This update came within a hairsbreadth of deciding never to use the platform despite how excited I was for it. Infinite allows me to create the products I want in a way that the Dungeon Master's Guild does not. It has incredible potential and I was 99% willing to walk away from it.

What took me down to 1% was this update. As I said initially, all of my goodwill was gone. What brought me back was the strong, staff-driven response against transphobia in the last couple of days. The desire and drive to fix things and confront problems rather than disappear from sight.

I'm now open to it again because the company is not just the executives. Paizo's portions of the sales (hopefully) help everyone within. If I decide to make use of the community content program, know that is because of, and in support of, everyone plugging away on the front lines. I strongly encourage the executives to start taking notes.

That should be all from me for the time being.


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Vasemir wrote:

"While things are rough now, we as a company are dedicated to improving and providing a safe space for all gamers—especially trans gamers—to play, create, and be part of a thriving community where they are not only welcomed but celebrated."

I may have encountered some language barrier in here as English is not my first language, nor do I live in US. Could someone elaborate on the context of this fragment, because it seems like all gamers should be welcome, but emphasis is being put on trans gamers as If they were special unlike i.e. female gamers, gamers from opressed ethnicities or poorer countries, gamers being discriminated because of their religiom (or lack of)? Thank you.

Because one of the issues that kicked of #PaizoAccountability right before GenCon was systemic policies that were transphobic within Paizo, and ever since then trans members on these forums have been specifically attacked by a subset of posters. A metaphor we have used in English (or at least in Canada) lately is that everyone deserves healthcare, but it is the person whose leg got broken in an accident who needs immediate attention. Same thing here. All the groups identified are welcome in these forums and at time do need moderation to keep this place a safe space. But right now, the forums have a transphobia problem, so it is being specifically called to reassure our trans community members and to warn off those who would try to make this place unsafe for them.


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Let me phrase my feelings in a (perhaps) more positive way.

The forum mod team has done more in the last 36 hours to rebuild my trust than this statement can or will ever do. It is a step rather than a whole solution or a fixed breech of trust, but it is a good one.

Paizo's staff step up. Paizo's writers step up. Paizo's union steps up. It is abundantly clear who believes in the messages that have been written into the core of Pathfinder and Starfinder. It's not just talking the talk (especially the legalese talk we see here), it is walking the walk.

It is time for Paizo's executives to follow their lead.

Mods, thank you for giving me some hope.


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Kaiju you say?


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I have taken my time processing this statement. I have to say I am deeply disappointed by it. Many others have stated my concerns in a much more eloquent manner, so I will stand by their words. Transphobia in the workplace is unacceptable. Violating customers' privacy is also unacceptable. Offering feeble apologies and couching even that in terms of "allegations" and "perception" is frankly craven. The Paizo executives seem to want us to trust them that the right things will be done... but trust with the community has been broken.

I wish to continue to support the freelancers and writers who have created a world I love, so I will continue to do so for the time being. But all the goodwill recognizing the PWU created has now been expended. Paizo remains on thin ice with me. Better hope that negotiations with the Union don't break down, because that might be enough to push me over the edge and not come back.


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keftiu wrote:
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Most stuff you write I can get behind, but RPGs not being mainly white men? Really?
Yes, really.

My gaming group is a rotation of about a dozen and a half people, none of which are white men, and when they play with other groups they're in, those are also not groups where white men are the majority. My partner's normal gaming circle features two white men out of about eight regular players.

All anecdotal, of course, but there's a handful of data points for you.

I'm happy to toss in more data points.

I have freelanced for multiple not-Paizo books where I was the only white cis male. Most of my writing colleagues have been women.


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So each of the 2e skills keyed to a magical tradition can be used to recall knowledge about certain planes. I links between most of them, but why did the Shadow Plane end up linked to Arcana and Occultism? The best guess I have is that shadows are often associated with illusions (and thus the Mind essence) in d20 games, but it feels like a reach to me.


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Is there a major metaphysical difference between the nature spirits who become leshies and the Kami?


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Who came up with the Matter/Mind/Spirit/Life essences for magic in 2e? It's a very neat way to arrange the metaphysics and I've greatly enjoyed the essays on them Secrets of Magic!


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Ian G wrote:
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Owlcat’s official Discord server was a hateful pit of transphobia supported by their mods. No thanks.
My experience has been the exact opposite. The one anti-trans poster I saw was quickly slapped down by the mods and had their rude posts deleted.

Maybe don't imply to trans folx that their experiences of transphobia are wrong? Even if you experience is different and intentions good, the way you have phrased this questions and dismisses what keftiu witnessed.


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James, I want to thank you for stepping into the mess today. I really appreciate you, and you're one of the reasons I love this game.

For a question: How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Stepping publicly, at least. I've been wading through it daily since it started here, trying my best behind the scenes to keep things together in my head, to support my coworkers, and doing what I can to influence management to do the right thing... but in the end, that's not my call. I can only be patient and react to the results when they're known.

But as I mentioned in the other thread, yeah, it's been tough staying quiet. I've been nervous that something I might say might get misunderstood or taken out of context (having seen that very thing happen a few times this week), but at the same time, staying silent starts to make it look like I don't care about the situation.

I do, very much.

I've put close to 40 years of my life into creating some of the content in Golarion, and have spent the past 15 years or so professionally building the game and the setting as part of Paizo, and seeing all of that hard work, to say nothing of the hard work my co-workers and freelancers have put into building Pathfinder, Starfinder, and their settings, get overshadowed in this way feels like having the rug yanked out from under my feet. Feels like nothing that I've worked on trying to build an inclusive setting matters.

The outpouring of support from customers and freelancers for the work that we do on the game has helped me realize that the hard work HASN'T been for nothing, but that doesn't change the fact that there are very real things that need to be addressed.

So as we all work at being patient for a resolution (and we ARE working toward one), I'm as eager as ever to answer questions that I can address.

Like that woodchuck. I've always felt that said woodchuck could chuck about 6 metric cubits of wood an hour. More if it was balsa wood. Less if it...

Been playing catch-up. Thank you for this James. And for everything.


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Cori Marie wrote:
Especially when those endeavoring to put LGBT+ and PoC rep into the books are not the person being accused of the transphobia, but in fact the ones targeted by it.

100%

(I skipped the word writers in my post, they were absolutely who I was referring to pushing for representation from within Paizo.)


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Cintra Bristol wrote:

I want to thank the moderators. I saw some of yesterday's inflammatory posts, and I see they're gone now. (Left TriOmegaZero's "We know" hanging there hilariously, too!)

I've been coming in here and observing, not saying much, watching to see how this all pans out. Most customers never do complain, they just make their decisions and stay or leave, and never give the company any feedback. So I'm pleased to see that Paizo is allowing/encouraging these conversations, and helping weed out the trolling by troublemakers while leaving non-troll criticism and concerns about the company in place. I think this demonstrates that Paizo as a whole recognizes, Feedback is a Gift, and is listening to these conversations.

I'm very impressed by Kobold Cleaver, Keftiu, Cori Marie, Rysky, TriOmegaZero, and so many others who have shown incredible grace in raising concerns in constructive ways, standing up for the health of this community, and pushing back in extremely appropriate ways when people come in and try to cause trouble.

For myself - I'm deeply concerned by the doxxing of Yoshua and at least one other forumite last year by Paizo's president. I went and read those threads, and the behavior displayed was troubling, as was the lack of apology when the doxxed names were finally redacted. The inability to apologize or admit fault is a terrible trait for a person in any leadership position - number one on the list of traits of toxic bosses. I have no way of knowing if this is characteristic of Jeff's behavior toward any members of Paizo staff, but I sincerely hope that if this resonates at all with how he treats people within the company, this be taken SERIOUSLY.

I'm also concerned by the ongoing anti-trans comments of certain forum-goers. The moderators have been cleaning them up (thank you!) but I think that dirtypool's suggestion up-thread of some new Flagging options could be very helpful. And I'm in favor of stricter penalties for those who just come here to troll the community.

All of this. The Yoshua incident is deep disturbing. We trust Paizo to keep our private information private. If the CEO was willing to fling someone's information out in the heat of the moment, why should we be trusting the company he runs with it?

We know that the people who Paizo's products stand against transphobia, but it's policies, both within the company and on the forums, need to do so explicitly. The former we may never know 100%, but the later we can see right before us. The trans members of our community are putting themselves on the front line and getting harassed for it. My cis ass is here to say that it needs to end. I know life absolutely sucks for CS right now and all compassion goes out to them, but in the last two weeks, the forums have become far more toxic and unsafe. I don't feel comfortable even lurking here anymore. Transphobia CANNOT be accepted and I dearly wish for there to be an explicit policy for forum user on how it will be moderated.


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FallenDabus wrote:
Thanks for taking the time Mark! The content guidelines say we can sell "new game aids and accessories." Does that include non-textual aids? I am specifically thinking about 3D printable OBJ and STL files, which DTRPG does have the infrastructure to host and could be used to create unique miniatures and props.

For those curious, I got a response from Mark in the FB group. STLs and OBJs currently not allowed, but they are chatting with their miniature partners to see how they'd feel about it. Probably won't see any movement on this from until after launch (which is entirely understandable and reasonable).


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YawarFiesta wrote:

The thing is, making a company from the ground up is hard. You risk you own livelihood in a bet that your idea will take off with no guarantees. You have no overtime pay or workers rights.

It really makes you appreciate entrepeneurs like Lisa. She even released the means of production with Pathfinder Infinite and Starfinder Infinite.

Humbly,
Yawar

Woah, woah woah. I love community content programs dearly, but it's not "releasing the means of production" in any way that that phrase is used politically. DTRPG takes a 35% cut and the partner (Paizo in this case) takes 15%. Releasing the means of production would be making Lost Omens public domain (which, to be clear, I'm not advocating for).

We don't need to rehash the many, many, many debates within the TTRPG writer sphere about whether those numbers are fair. But we also don't need to say a capitalist act is a socialist one. Infinite is an awesome idea, we can let it be what it is.


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keftiu wrote:
As a trans woman who has loudly gone to bat for Paizo products /because/ of their inclusivity, I’m… really, really upset that the none of the statements have addressed this transphobia. It’s enough that I’m boycotting until it is acknowledged and addressed.

For whatever its worth, I'm with you in solidarity and upset for the same reasons.


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Thanks for taking the time Mark! The content guidelines say we can sell "new game aids and accessories." Does that include non-textual aids? I am specifically thinking about 3D printable OBJ and STL files, which DTRPG does have the infrastructure to host and could be used to create unique miniatures and props.


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Storyteller Vault's, Storypath Nexus, and the DM's Guild all have Facebook groups for creators. I'm certain you could reach out to a layout person there. I'm also certain there will be one for Infinite sooner or later.


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sanwah68 wrote:

I would particularly be interested if STLs are allowable. There is a distinct lack of Starfinder miniatures being made.

Or 3D Printable cosplay objects...


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Lanathar wrote:

Paizo has some of the most inclusive and diverse content in their published material as far as I can tell. Crystal Frasier is online discussing their "well earned" reputation in this area

Cancelling subscriptions would put all of this at risk. And I am not sure that is the point people want to make. It might be but I don't think it is

The point is not spending money on products we won't derive enjoyment from because of this. Nothing obliges people to continue buying a product if their tastes have moved on. For some people, this is enough and we have already acted. The hope is that transparency and change restore enough trust that one day we will enjoy them again.

For some people it isn't, and I ain't going to tell to cancel their subs, but I am getting real tired of people coming in here questioning what I've done with mine.


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This looks like Paizo's equivalent to WotC's DM's Guild. I guess we should get details of how the two are alike and different next week.

I can tell you right now that a huge difference from the FAQ between the two programs is that Infinite also fiction, novels, and creative projects where the Guild does not. My reading also says that 3D printable files like STLs and OBJs are also allowed, although I would like to query that to be sure.

So if you ever wanted to write a YA novel in Numeria, now is the time. Although I'm assuming a tawdry romance novel will be a no-go unless you ditch the tawdry part.


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Terevalis Unctio of House Mysti wrote:
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Selective outrage over personnel issues that one might not agree with, even if unjust, and then making demands of a company about that, is well, not going to get much accomplished, but by all means, air your gripes about the company on the company forums.

Is this the modern definition of being WOKE?

If you want to make the company aware of your concerns and why you're considering not buying their product anymore, it seems a perfectly reasonable way to go about it.

I suppose you could just silently stop purchasing, but while that might do the same to the company in the long run, it's likely to have less influence on changing their behavior.

Yes.

Looking at the CS board I have seen like 5 people cancelling their subs for what has taken place. That does not count those who may be emailing or not revealing their reasons for cancelling.

And I suspect a good number aren't saying why they cancelled in CS because CS staff don't need anything extra weighing on their minds right now.

Source: that's what I did.

Everyone is gonna do what is right for them. Let them do it in peace.


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Personal request for the community to make non-cannon, but undoubtedly authentic LGBTQIA+ content, like a travel guide the the gay bars of Golarion and the Pact Worlds. I’d buy it.
My first tabletop release was a guide to trans culture and characters in Eberron, for the DM’s Guild. I could imagine doing a similar product for Pathfinder… but I’m not touching it until the specifically trans employee-centered allegations are addressed.

I was literally just wondering if you were going to do that.

I'm also waiting for the same issue to be addressed before I create content. If 15% of my profit goes to Paizo, that needs to be brought up.

(If anyone is wondering about the math, IIRC, OBS gets a 35% take in similar storefronts)


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The Painted Oryx wrote:

All these people saying "I'm cancelling all my subscriptions"

I get that we don't want to support the upper leadership of Paizo but there are so many talented and amazing people working for Paizo, the writers and game designers, customer service people, artists etc.

If we cancel Paizo as a whole and stop buying their products, we also make the jobs of the good people more precarious. Not everyone is able of having a Patreon full of content we can support. Paizo as a company provides opportunities to a lot of people. I'm hoping that the company can make a big change because they have done a lot of good in the gaming industry just by being so inclusive with the products they make, if not the company environment itself.

I truly, truly hope you are right that things will change. But as one of those people who has canceled, I have to restate why I'm doing it.

In light of these allegations and in light of Sara, the single hardest working customer-facing member of the staff, being fired in a manner that caused other CS members to quit in protest (and its Sara who is the deal-breaker for me)... In light of all of that, I will not enjoy Paizo products for the foreseeable future. There is zero reason for me to maintain my subscription for something I won't enjoy. I can't afford that right now. Not financially, not emotionally.

So, I really do hope things turn around. I believe in the writers and developers who make Pathfinder and Starfinder great. I'm going to try and support them when I and where I can. You're right, we can't support everyone. But I also can't justify buying expensive luxury books and shipping them internationally in my budget when I won't get any pleasure out of them.

And Jeff's statement has 100% reinforced for me that I made the right call.


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kayman wrote:

I must ask again.

What is the end goal?

Put paizo out of business.

To not spend my money on products that I won't be able to enjoy because looking at them makes me think about what the managers at the company have done to their employees.

And to get Paizo to change so that one day I can enjoy them again.


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As per the title. Please cancel my ongoing Pathfinder AP subscription effective immediately. Thank you.


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I feel very much the same. I've held on to my subscription despite a financial crunch. Hell, I was contemplating adding a Starfinder subscription. Now, I see little reason to keep either.

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This is a problem I have worried about for a long time, since phrenology was somehow added as an occult skill back in 1st and no one seemed to think that needed the axe, and continued through the firings and departures of some of the strongest talent in their offices. It is horrifying to hear what I was worried about for so long was true, and a cold relief that I hadn't bought 1st party stuff since the flip to 2nd. I feel this hurting like others do, and hope that something is done soon to correct this and begin the process of repair needed to make this better, something that will take a long time and a lot of work, but will be worth it if they plan to attract talent and foster real positive growth.

I remember bringing that up on the forums at the time and people telling me it wasn't a big issue. Enlightening to see how it is part of the bigger picture, and not in a good way.


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Having just binged the thread after leaving it unread since November, James, you have surpassed a saint's patience.

Haven't read the Abomination Vaults properly yet, but really dug the article on Nhimbaloth you wrote. How did you get the idea of her being a predator that feeds on other predators? Coming at it from my background, it hits the depravity of the Empty Death and her cults really well since multiple tiers of predators feeding on each other is so ecologically unstable.


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Are we cool with updating some 1e monsters to 2e, assuming they are theme-appropriate?


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Any new occult bloodlines for Sorcerers?


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silversarcasm wrote:

Got a load more people confirmed to be in it by the know direction stream! Andira Murasek, Irabeth Tirabade, Wynsal Starborn, Xerbystes II and more!

Also some really cool teases of some of the art and content! The hobgoblin manual page on how to negotiate with humans without scaring them is a particular delight.

Oh, that's awesome Irabeth is included!


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Just popping in to say a "Disney Princess AP," as an elevator pitch for a campaign, is rad.

We could absolutely do this.

And it's not like so many of the stories Disney made movies out of are their stories. All of Grimms' Fairy Tales are in the public domain.

This is pretty much how I view Jade Regent.
You have now made me desperately want a Tian Xia fairytale AP.
NB: fairies and fairy-stories are a distinctively European folklore. Simply transplanting them elsewhere risks misrepresenting "elsewhere" as similar to Europe and erasing "elsewhere's" uniqueness.
I think he was using "fairytale" ubiquitously as folklore tale.

If by "he" you mean James, yes. If you mean Keftiu, you should be using she.

I will also put my hat in the ring for a planar AP that starts, stays, and ends on the planes.


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TheFinish wrote:
They should release it and let people judge for themselves.
There is an awful lot at risk to stake your future on a hope that your product is okay despite concerns expressed by the one who wrote it. Though Chick-fil-a, Papa Johns, and Hobby Lobby have managed to weather some pretty bad national media and Paizo being in a nitch market is certainly not going to suffer a national mainstream backlash if their AP isn't sensitive enough, so maybe all of this is nothing but a bunch of hot air. And if the gaming community is as misogynistic, homophobic, and racist as many people claim, this AP, regardless of its tone isn't going to be more than a blip in the grand scheme anyway.
As for backlash? I pretty much think it'll mean zilch. I'll point out only 35 people even bothered to participate in the current discussion, and Mr. Sutter's tweet hasn't exactly broken the twitterverse, to put it mildly.

I expect a lot of people are doing what I was up until today. Watching and waiting.


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How long does it take to make a public statement?
They already released the public statement.

They released a public statement on Black Lives Matter, in the comments of which Eric Mona said there would be a separate statement on Agents of Edgewatch.


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Please to see that even though I didn’t have time to submit an entry, the final three present some similar ideas to what I had noodled on.


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As always, I’m curious about who will have ties to the planes. Definitely super excited for such a lore-heavy book.


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I’ve got my confirmation Thursday, but no shipment yet.


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Yup, they are from today’s panel on the APG.

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