Hey Anguish, technically for our industry it actually works the opposite of what you've laid out.
All sales into the hobby distribution channel are non-returnable and all the sales into the book distribution channel are all returnable.
So when we sell books to Alliance in the hobby channel, they have to pay us for those products and they cannot return them. However, when we "sell" our books to Diamond in the book channel, all of those sales are returnable and we only get paid X number of weeks after a store like BN or Amazon sells the product.
And if the store, like BN or Amazon decides that a product isn't selling or wants to make room for something new, they can up and return every last copy they have to Diamond and we get zero. In fact we end up losing money because there are return fees that we have to pay and some amount of damaged product that has to be written off.
Hey LetsEinfallslos002, unfortunately this is not something that we can do for you. But future Pathfinder PDFs you purchase from us will be accessible within the FG system.
The move was more about eliminating the extra work around policing who took the discount justly and unjustly and also trying to collect from those in the latter category.
Paizo is very, very healthy and a strong 5E actually helps everyone in our industry. WotC is uniquely positioned to use DnD to bring huge waves on new gamers into the tabletop hobby and that can only help Paizo. It's way easier (and way cheaper) to win over a customer that's already interested in RPGs that it is to find those people in the first place.
We also don't have near the overhead that WotC does so our games don't need to sell anywhere near as well as theirs. I wager that the product sales levels we are ecstatic about would be failures to WotC. It's like AA ball vs. Major League Ball, everything is night and day different.
Do we hate losing customers? Sure, everyone does. But we have to do what's right for our business and this was one thing that made sense for us.
The change we made was to remove the fast-pay discount of 5% at the distribution level and that I'm sure was passed along to the retail channel. They are still getting the product at at least a 40% discount, maybe more.
Wolf Munroe wrote:
Hey Wolf Munroe, unfortunately we didn't fix the cover error until a later reprint but if what you are looking for is errata fixes, then the copy you have should be fine.
Showing Unavailable to me.
These Boosters and Bricks should be showing as Unavailable until their release date of October 24th, at which they should become Available. This is separate from Case Subscriptions, which are still available even though the product is listed as Unavailable. Hope that makes sense.
There has been a lot of questions about the minis that haven't been revealed yet and since I posted them in a different thread, I figured I should add them here as well. Especially since Marco will post them here anyway. ;)
Here's the list of the remaining figures and their sizes (I don't have access to their rarity or I would list that as well). I know that a list isn't the same as seeing the minis but hopefully this will give you enough to make your decision.
S- Fey Dragon
Hey Anguish and Steve,
I'm trying to balance not spoiling the rest of Mark's reveal blogs with my sensitivity to your concerns regarding not wanting to buy in on the case when you don't know what's in it. So here's the list of the remaining figures and their sizes (I don't have access to their rarity or I would list that as well). I know that a list isn't the same as seeing the minis but hopefully this will give you enough to make your decision.
S- Fey Dragon
Note 10/01/18: The Ankou is not part of this set. See Mark's post for more details.
Hello, I'm looking to order the new Kingmaker fig set. I want to add the case incentives but don't have a way to add it. I checked out the threads and I see a lot of responses to subscribers, but wanted to know what I can do or how I can ensure that those case incentives make it to me.
Hey Wraithkin, the easiest way to do this is go to the Pahtfinder Battles product page and click on the start with Kingmaker set link. That will add the Kingmaker case and the case incentives to your cart. Then you just check out as normal and when the products are ready to be released, we will ship them to you.
Hey Monkworks, as a reminder, these are licensed products that WizKids manufactures so if you want them to product more of these, please email them and let them know! We have no say in the matter.
Dash Adler wrote:
Hi so not sure if this the right spot but thought I'd try anyway. It's my first year volunteering and I got my hotel confirmation but where could I contact the others in the room, to figure out who needs a inflatable mattress and who would be willing to put hold on card at check in. Could anyone point a newb in the right direction?
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Thanks for starting this thread everyone. We need to implement a better way for collecting these kinds of special needs during the banquet ticket purchase process but that is code we don't yet have. In the meantime I will work with the hotel staff to see if they can do a better job listing the ingredients for each dish at the banquet.
For those that are vegetarian, vegan, or have extensive food allergies, the hotel is more than happy to provide an alternate meal catering to those needs. These meals I need to coordinate ahead of time with both the hotel and the attendee so please email me at email@example.com with the subject PaizoCon 2018 Banquet Food Allergy and I'll begin creating a list.
I was looking through last year's Origins Game Fair program book and I noticed that Paizo did not have a booth in the exhibit hall. With Origins Game Fair now the official season launching point for Starfinder, and Paizo a Co-Sponsor of the convention, will Paizo have a booth in the Exhibit hall or other direct sales location at the convention?
Unfortunately we will not have an exhibit hall booth nor a direct sales presence at Origins this year. Instead we will be focusing on our OP program for both Starfinder and Pathfinder and running demo games of Pathfinder Playtest in the Franklin Ballrooms in the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
Just to clarify, but the Playtest book is exactly that right? Playtest rules, and not the actual 2E rules? I'm not too sure that basically charging to give input for a massive undertaking like this is the best idea.
That's why we will be offering the PDFs of the Playtest products for FREE.
Hey Dan, there aren't many hobby games distributors in the UK and Esdevium (aka Asmodee UK) is our main supplier for your region. They have access to our entire catalog of products and they order from us monthly so you shouldn't have any issues getting the product. Have your FLGS special order it for you through them and you should have the pawns within 4-6 weeks depending. If you are still having trouble or your FLGS can't help you, try Traveling Man. They are our sales partner for UK Games Expo and stock a wide variety of our products so they should be able to help.
As for the pricing, all I can say is that we set the US price on all of our products (the pawns being $44.99) but leave the foreign pricing up to the individual retailer. My experience is they tend to sell the product for the same in Euros or Pounds (so 44.99 E or 44.99 Pounds).
I hope this helps and good luck!
Hey rwittas, I'm sorry for your troubles.
I took a look at your order and the miniature that is holding it up isn't in fact part of the 20% off sale and is just a regular Reaper miniature at our regular price. We have had it on order directly from Reaper but are still waiting for it to arrive. We can cancel just the outstanding mini (RPR77014 Zombies x3) and ship the rest if you like. Just let us know.
I purchased the Flip Mat today, and I understand that it is on back order.I do know that my card will not be charged until the item is shipped, but what really is important to me is to get any kind of heads up for what the expected time table is. I have not seen any threads talk about any updated time tables for the back order. I am just optimistic that I will have the product in hand in a couple of weeks to start the adventure for our group. Any updates would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
We just heard from our printer and provided there are no delays in customs, we are looking at early March delivery to us for these flip-mats.
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Hey JustJ, you caught us after hours and on one of the rare days that Paizo takes the entire company to the movies (SW8) so we are just now getting to your post. Apologies for the printing error and we'd be happy to replace it for you. Please drop CS an email with your order # and they will take care of you.
Pig in a Poke Tuesday wrote:
I will talk with our team about a reprint but I'm pretty confident that we can get one going. Most likely it won't be in until February/March.
Hey ckdragons, I just opened a fresh set and it was perfect (nothing missing and nothing extra) so I'm guessing that somehow the two of you received a duplicate pawn sheet in place of the last pawn sheet, which can happen. If you take each sheet (or each pawn) and compare them with the count on the back of the packaging (or the one on the product page) you should be able to tell easily if you have a duplicate sheet and which sheet it is.
Also please contact Customer Service and they will help you get a replacement sheet for the ones you are missing. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Yes, this is correct. They originally released in 2013 and were never reprinted. The fact that we still have some in stock is surprising to me.
Jeff Alvarez wrote:
Sorry everyone, I misspoke here. I got my cons mixed up and unfortunately Jason will not be joining us for PAX Unplugged but the rest is still accurate.
Traditionally the PAX shows aren't set up to offer free space to run OP events and the pay-to-play space they tend to have is quite expensive. Plus the show wasn't even advertised until way after (like months and months after) we had closed our budget cycle for 2017 so it made it very difficult for us to have OP. That and without really seeing the space first, there's no way for us to know which available spaces are best for us to use for OP.
Believe me that we understand how disappointed our fans are that we aren't able to offer OP at this show this year...we are as well. But we will be scouting it out and budgeting for space for future years (if possible)
I've just started getting into Organized Play (both Pathfinder and Starfinder), so I'm really hoping there will be some at PAX.
Unfortunately no, there will not be any organized play component for Pathfinder or Starfinder at PAX Unplugged this year. With it being the show's first year and our first time in their facility, we decided to come in small, get our feet under ourselves and get to know the facility, and decide how best to grow our presence for future years.
Hopefully then we'll hear word of what's going on soon...?
Hey MrBear, that's easy! We will have a demo booth focusing on Starfinder with some Pathfinder as well. The slate of Paizo employees for PAX Unplugged is Erik Mona, Jason Bulmahn, Tonya Woldridge, Cosmo Eisele, Dan Tharp, and myself.
If you're at the show, please do swing over to the exhibit hall and say HI.
They pulled out of PAX West because they thought that PAX Unplugged would be a better use of their official presence. PAX East's Pathfinder presence has always been run by Lucas Servideo and not by Paizo itself. I wouldn't expect PAX East to change based off of PAX Unplugged's existence.
Hey Iammars, I wanted to let you know the true reasoning behind why we were not exhibitors at PAX West this year. We weren't because with the current options available to us, we felt that our conversion percentage compared to the costs for the show just weren't favorable enough to keep exhibiting.
As an aside, we had decided to exhibit at PAX Unplugged way before we "pulled out" of PAX West. There hasn't been a major gaming convention in that part of the country for years and we felt exhibiting there would give us a terrific venue to connect with the NE fans. So while I can understand how folks are coming to this conclusion, it is not correct.
Well, we don't even know yet if there'll be map folio for Starfinder adventure path, and if so, they most certainly will not have maps in miniature scale like a flip-mat.
Hey Zaister. You are more correct than you know. Currently we have NOT announced a Map Folio product to support the Starfinder APs. I can't say for sure that we will not make one but right now there isn't one on our working schedule for 2018.
And even if we did, we don't tend to order maps for our Adventures in high enough resolution to be suitable for miniatures combat so its likely that they wouldn't be included even if we made the product.
We don't order map images at battlemap resolutions for our books so I'm not surprised. Wasn't sure whether they were higher rez than the ones the artist has posted though.
I know that Unchained has not been translated yet but it looks like the Advanced Player's Guide has been. You can find the full list of published Pathfinder content on their site (Devir.es).
Marco Massoudi wrote:
Hey Marco and Steve. The pre-painted figures will be plastic and the unpainted figures will be resin.
Those sculpts they showed you, are they finished products? Are those exactly what we will be receiving if we back the KS or are those proof of concept and the final products will/may be printed by some other company/hardware? They have always had beautiful renders and proof of concepts, what assurance do we have that quality control is on the up and up and the finished product will be the same as the minis you’ve seen so far?
Yes so far we've seen actual outputs from the sculpts and they are great. They even had a limited number of them available for sale at Gen Con and from what I've heard, people really loved them.
These same questions keep arising so let me shed a little light on it for you.
We try and be the best licensing partner that we can and part of that, for us, is making our intentions with new product lines known to our current licensees first. When we were ready to discuss the Starfinder brand with our partners, we approached both WizKids and Reaper about the brand and our desire for minis. Obviously we would want to offer a new brand's license to our existing licensees, especially ones that have done such a good job with our brand, but both turned us down. Reaper has their own lines for Sci Fantasy minis and WizKids did not have the sculpting bandwidth for the project. So we turned to Ninja DIvision and they were thrilled with the opportunity.
We've known the guys from Ninja Division for quite some time and have always been impressed with their commitment to quality so it seemed like a great fit. We are still blown away with the sculpts we've been seeing from them and think that this line of resin figures might be the best resins we've ever seen.
While it is not our place to comment on their past KS campaigns, except to say that any blame placed on them for the Robotech debacle is completely misplaced and misguided. They, like many of us in this industry, were merely contracted to design a game for someone else's KS and Ninja Division followed through with everything they were charged with. It was, and still is, up to those that ran the KS campaign to fulfill the product to the audience. One wouldn't blame one of our writers for Paizo not releasing a module, right? So why are they being blamed for that failed KS? It's just not right.
The rest of their Kickstartes and any issues associated with them are on them and while they have always had the best of intentions, it is obvious that the lack of communication has caused loads of problems. I commend them for being as open and honest as they were in their video update and I really hope that the audience gives them the chance to make good. They know they screwed up and they are trying to make things right. It's up to all of you to give them the opportunity to earn your trust back.
Hey TwoWolves, I know the Kickstarter is a little complicated, but I think that you're missing the big picture. Currently for the $100 pledge level, you are getting 36 miniatures which equates to roughly $2.78 each and as the KS campaign continues to surpass stretch goals, you keep getting more and more free minis.
I'd say under $3 for an awesome, super-detailed resin miniature is a pretty good deal!
Hey Thanshin, those metal dice were made specifically for the Q-Workshop Pathfinder Dice Kickstarter and you'd have to poke them about it. We, of course, would love to have a set of metal dice for Starfinder as awesome as the Pathfinder ones. But it is out of our hands. ;)