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Hi James,

First of all, y'all really knocked it out of the park with everything in 2E. I am really loving it!

I've got a question about Norgorber's permitted alignments. I'm considering creating an alchemist character that will then take a cleric dedication feat in service to Norgorber in his role as Blackfingers. But, I couldn't do that without making my character evil. Can you suggest an alternative deity so I could have a good or neutral alchemist/cleric of alchemy character? I was thinking Nethys, but that seemed off too, with 2E's strong division between magic and alchemy.

Thank you again--I've already read through Lost Omens World Guide and can't wait to see the rest of the changes for Golarion as the line progresses!


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Y'all are awesome! Thanks again!


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...from the Starfinder Accessories subscription line. I love it, but my home is overflowing with pawns and I need to conserve space.

If you get a moment, can you confirm that I will still receive PFS and SFS scenarios for free based on my remaining subscriptions?

Thank y'all for all you do. Paizo's customer service team is top-notch and so easy to work with!

B


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I’m in the same boat. The suspense is killing me!


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This was a very welcome email yesterday and y'all are handling this issue very well. Thanks to everybody at Paizo for the thoughtfulness you've put into this issue. Overall, this is a fantastic solution for people and I really appreciate that y'all have come up with an option that rewards dedication to the games.

Keep on trucking!


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Thanks John! They’ve played part of Into the Unknown. But, I thought it would be fun to expose them to some of the other scenarios y’all have done that really highlight that science fantasy encompasses space stations, starships, and aliens. But, it can also encompass reality television, pop stars, and so much more than people default to when they hear sci-fi or fantasy.


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I have a group of newcomers to the game and we are playing a few scenarios before the special at GenCon. Will playing this beforehand spoil stuff from the special?


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Thank you. It's been a wonderful journey, but I've got enough minis...for the moment!


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In Know Direction 182, Mark Seifter talked about how you and Mark Moreland worked with the design team to create the four new types of magic for PF2 on a physical vs. mental axis and another axis I'm forgetting right now.

On the show, Mark said that they're not planning on talking about the two axes and how they interact in the playtest or in the PF2 core. But, I'm fascinated. How did you first think of categorizing magic into four different types across two axes? Does the type of magic used play into decisions you made for lore about Golarion?


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I made this order, but it hasn't shipped yet. I made it before my June subscription order was generated. I wanted to give it some time before I asked y'all to check in to it. Would you mind taking a look? Thank you!


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I’m great with goblins as a Core PC race. Times change, players change, and Paizo has every right to move forward with their game.

PF2 looks to be so much fun. I'm loving listening to the Glass Cannon Podcast playtest and loving most of what I'm seeing coming out both in terms of mechanics and flavor. And, I’m not terribly worried about including goblins as a core PC race. But, IF goblins are going to be included, I have some concerns with the way the actual quoted text from the PF2 rulebook depicts goblins.

Jason Bulmahn’s Blog Post wrote:
As a people, goblins have spent millennia feared, maligned, and even hunted—and sometimes for understandable reasons, as some rural goblin tribes still often direct cruelty, raiding, and mayhem toward wandering or vulnerable creatures. In recent decades, however, a new sort of hero has emerged from among these rough-and-tumble tribes. Such goblins bear the same oversized heads, pointed ears, red eyes, and jagged teeth of their crueler kin, but they have a noble or savvy streak that other goblins can't even imagine, let alone understand.

Considering the vast conflicts that exist in America today between rural and urban populations, I have some concerns that a publisher based in America that (presumably) wants to market to both urban and rural customers would choose to draw the equation that:

2E’s Implied Statements Via the Goblin Ancestry wrote:
Rural = cruel, comfortable with raiding, engaged in mayhem

As for the implications that the 2E goblins have a “noble of savvy streak that other goblins can’t even imagine, let alone understand,” I’d like to reference an excellent set of Tweets by frequent Pathfinder freelance designer, Alexander Augunas. Herein he points out that:

Alex Augunas wrote:
the concept of civilized races versus savage races is, believe it or not, incredibly racist!

The concept of civilized portions of one “race” versus savage portions of that same “race” is (believe it or not) EXACTLY racist, in the real world. Because that is what racism literally is: one portion of a race, homo sapiens, deciding that another group of homo sapiens were somehow less.

Even if the “race” here is a purely fictional construction, the depiction sets up a dichotomy where the “civilized” “race” of goblins is somehow better than the “savage” race of goblins.

I’d prefer that we try and avoid statements that imply that the rural goblins are somehow incapable of engaging in “civilized” behavior and that the goblins that will end up being PCs are somehow “noble savages.”

Again, I’m all for including goblins in PF2. I’d just prefer that we stray away from some of the tropes that underpinned colonialism the world over (and that, ironically, now promote urban v. rural conflict in the U.S.). Please work on rewriting this entry such that it avoids these pitfalls.

Paizo is a good company and works hard on these initiatives. I doubt anyone on staff had a light bulb go on above their head and then said, "You know what will really make this 'goblins as a PC thing' really work? Let's bake 19th century racial theory into their descriptions to differentiate the PC goblins from the monster goblins!" But, that interpretation is pretty easily found in the text quoted. Paizo can and (I hope) will do better.


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I really like how y'all have started hard-baking Golarion as the assumed campaign setting into the hardcover rules books. Is this likely to continue in the next edition?


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Please unsubscribe me from the following subscription lines:

* Pathfinder Campaign setting
* Pathfinder Player Companion

Thank you!


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Paris Crenshaw wrote:

\My phone converted my daughter's name "Tatiana" to "That's Yana." My friend suggested that the phrase "That's Yana!" should now mean "Awesome!", "Sweet!", and "Totally Tubular!" I decided I'll be using that in my games. So....

Paris's Starfinder Head Canon wrote:
Yana! is the title of the third single released by Strawberry Machine Cake from their album Triaxian Summer Camp Friends. The titular Yana is a fabulously chic girl who has it all. The group’s millions of mega-fans quickly adopted the name as an expression of everything good and fashionable. Teens everywhere are still saying, "That's Yana!" when they encounter something they like.

Yaaassss

This. Is. Happening. At. Tonight's. Session.

Thank you!


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Paris,

This is AMAZING! Thank you bunches. I really, really, really love the CD case!

FWIW, I went with a Swedish band called The Sound of Arrows, which is a little less anime-ish, but a little more in line with my group's musical tastes while still hitting that saccharine note.


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I want to have music playing when the PCs receive their mission from Zigvigix to simulate

Music to be playing:
the newest single off of Strawberry Machine Cake's album Star Sugar Heartlove!!!.

Any suggestions for what song would be good to play? I'm thinking something with heavy synth, super major key, high energy...


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Maryland's in the Northeast Region. Virginia's in the Southeast Region. There's a 68 square-mile piece of real estate between them that doesn't have a region. We already can't be a state or elect voting representatives to Congress. Can we please have a Starfinder Society Region?


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Paizo, THANK YOU! Not sure if it was this request or just that the order came in two shipments. But, it's coming and I couldn't be more excited! THANK YOU!


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First of all, thank y'all for doing what you can. I can't imagine the logistical difficulties inherent in trying to make the first shipment of what's rumored to be a wildly popular game and do the split between GenCon shipping and normal shipping.

I do have an issue with my order and would appreciate your help. My order looks like this:

Order #4374545
Starfinder Core Pawn Collection - Shipped
PF AP The Lost Outpost - Shipped
Starfinder AP Incident at Absalom Station - Shipped
Starfinder Core Rulebook - Not Shipped
Starfinder Flip Mat: Basic Terrain - Not Shipped
Starfinder Flip Mat: Basic Starfield - Not Shipped
Pathfinder Map Pack: Village Sites - Not Shipped
PF Player Companion: Elemental Master's HB - Not Shipped
PF Flip Map: Cavernous Lair - Not Shipped

Can you help me figure out what happened to the others? For what it's worth, I backed the Starfinder stuff from day one, but changed my order over to a subscription on July 27. Don't know if this is helpful or not, but It also marks my order as still being 'Pending' on paizo.com. But the PDFs for the files that were shipped have been made available. But not the the ones that haven't shipped. I'm really excited about playing both Starfinder and the new AP and appreciate any help that you can give me. Thanks!


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James,

Hope this finds you doing well. A few questions for you:

1) What are some books/movies/other stories/media you experienced the first time and disliked but gave a second chance and then really enjoyed them?

2) If you were going to run a high fantasy campaign set in the modern world, would you use Pathfinder or another system?

Thanks!


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Very excited about this one--perhaps as a follow on after starting PCs play through Ire of the Storm. This could make for a nice little mini-campaign with some homebrewed filler to get the PCs up to 5th level.


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This class looks absolutely fascinating! I'm totally interested--have some gaming experience, but only adventure writing for home groups. Can you give me an idea of how much time will be needed to do readings and assignments? I'm told I need to get better at work/life balance... Also, will there be 18 sessions or just 15 for Monday through Friday each week?


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Quote:


Wait . . . You mean we aren't going to get to see the long awaited (since **1st Edition**) release of Papers and Paychecks?

It's been delayed for the April release of Accountants & Actuaries.


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Curse of the Crimson Throne in hardcover?! Yay! What level is the new expanded Grey Maiden dungeon delve designed for? Any other new content?

Thank you! As a latecomer to the AP line, I am so excited to get this in print!


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Same here! I am in the District itself (don't mind traveling though). I'm tied up until the end of July with the VA bar exam, but then it's on for some RPGing!


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If you were going to assign Jack Burton freelance work (let's assume as a truck driver he's good at hitting deadlines), what would you want him creating?


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Thank you!


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Good morning,

I hope this finds you well. Please cancel my Pathfinder Battles & Campaign Setting subscriptions. Thank you.


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Review coming in good time--there's a lot of material to go over!


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I'm so excited about this one. The Southlands setting is one of the most interesting setting I've ever seen realized for an RPG in 25+ years of gaming. Seeing that the Southlands will be a well-supported part of Midgard is fantastic news. Gotta stop posting now--need to DL this!


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James,

Lovecraft was right! How long have you known?


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T-Rex just got even more awesome


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Voin_AFOL wrote:

BTW, did we ever get any official word on which of the iconics are straight, bi, homosexual, etc?

It's never stated explicitly that he's a Kinsey 1, and I think Valeros would make for a great night in the hay with a boy if the right opportunity/sufficient quantities of beer presented itself!


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Any chance you'll have some of these puppies at GenCon?


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James,

I just listened to a lot of the Know Direction coverage of the PaizoCon seminars. First of all, huge thanks to you and the rest of the Paizo staff for being so available to your fan base. Y'all are amazing that way. One of the things that the seminar coverage makes clear is that as a publishing company, y'all are producing material well ahead of when you're announcing it. But, it wasn't clear exactly how far ahead things are happening So, questions about schedules:

1) You outline APs well in advance of announcing them. What AP (release date, not asking for title/theme spoilers for unannounced APs) did you you last outline? When did you outline it?

2) When did you assign out the adventures in that AP? Do you assign all six at once or is it staggered?

3) How far before publication do you ask for final copy from your adventure writers?

4) You just gave the final proofs and go-ahead to the printer for an AP issue. How long does it take to get the issues printed and shipped to your warehouse on the slow boat?

Thanks so much!


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Thanks John!


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Bump on availability today?


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James,

Despite being a life-long fantasy reader, I'm just getting into Lovecraft having read The White Ship and Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath in the last week or so. So, a few Lovecraft questions:

1) What Lovecraft story do you think is the best introduction to his works?
2) What's your favorite Lovecraft story?
3) Kadath had the barest of mentions of the denizens of Leng and their war with the Leng spiders. Did Lovecraft cover the two in greater depth somewhere else or did all the Pathfinder mythos surrounding their war get created out of those short sentences?
4) Of all the lands visited and seen from shipside in The White Ship, which would you most like to visit & why?
- Zar, where "dwell all the dreams and thoughts of beauty that come to men once and then are forgotten,
- Thalarion, where all the mysteries that man has striven in vain to fathom reside,
- Xura, land of pleasures unattained,
- Sona-Nyl, the "Land of Fancy," or
- Cathuria, the "Land of Hope"?

spoiler:
5) Did Xura from Lovecraft play into the creation of the Cult of Zura in Souls for Smuggler's Shiv?


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Sara Marie wrote:

Yes, contact us to cancel and let us know at that time you wish to have Hells Unleashed as your last issue. Resubscribe when the next item that you do wish to receive becomes available as the starting item for subscription.

Thanks Sara Marie!


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In the campaign setting line, if I'm interested in getting my copy of Hell Unleashed but don't want the Map Folio, is there a way to do that? Normally I take down my subscription every six months for these but I can't when both are in the same month!


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Spoiler:
Was naming the villain kitsune Verbal an intentional The Usual Suspects Easter egg or an accident?


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Patrick's gone? Who's managing the Player Companion line now?


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James Jacobs wrote:
Welcome to my world! The Isle of Ennui in the Sea of Tears!

Sounds like a challenge for designing a gameworld-neutral module to me!


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Check out "On the Perils of Boating" on p. 54 of the module.

Smuggler's Shiv:
It says that the curse emanating from the temple of Zura causes the waves to draw ships back to the shore. Your PCs need to make several consecutive Profession (Sailor) checks to escape the tides.


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James Jacobs has said multiple times (too lazy to do the search) that one of the biggest challenges with Wrath of the Righteous was trying to do an AP using the Mythic Rules as they were being developed. So, if we are getting an occult AP, it's probably the one being announced at GenCon. But at least we are getting an occult module!


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Vic,

While we've got you here, I wanted to ask about the map folios. What's the rationale for putting them with the Campaign Setting line rather than the Maps line? Sure the maps are for battlemaps, but the Campaign Setting is also for info about the campaign.

Any chance that we could move to a Campaign Setting line where the map folios aren't part of the subscription? What about moving to something where the map folios aren't a part of the subscription, but if you are a subscriber to [pick most related product line here] you get the free PDF?


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The fair use exception to copyright law will probably protect you from copyright infringement provided that your review is limited and doesn't show content that goes to the 'heart of the work.' The leading Supreme Court case on this issue was Harper & Row Publishers v. The Nation.

There are a few blog posts on A Gaymer's Quest that deal with just this issue:

Considering whether appropriating the Power Rangers for a knock off video was fair use

General Fair Use Information

All Articles in the Invoking IP series

Full disclosure, this is my own work. And I am a law student. I believe that my analysis is correct, but it does NOT constitute official legal advice and you should not rely upon it without first contacting a licensed attorney.


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You're looking for Occult Mysteries. It has the maps of the night sky in its astrology section.


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Why not aggregate this data: Survey Monkey Link


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