Craig, you've got no reason to feel bummed about it. Great ideas strike people vast distances apart with no connection all the time. There are many examples throughout history.
I recommend trying to get your hands on a copy of the module since it is great fun to run and can easily be reworked for Pathfinder. Besides, now that you know you share some creative focus with another excelent designer you'll likely want to see what else you have in common! :)
Looking forward to your next submission, villains are always a fun topic. Good Luck!
The main reason I find this item disappointing is that I've seen it before. (Not 100% exact, but more than close enough)
In the module Of Sound Mind published by Firey Dragon and writen by Kevin "Piratecat" Kulp, you can pry the eyes out of the dragon statue and they do the same thing.
There's no way to know if the creator of this entry ever read that module (produced for D&D3e), though it reminded me immediately of the module.
Hey, who wants to see what one of the 32 was doing while he SHOULD have been working on his country?
This stuff is hilarious. I'm hooked, and I've emailed some other folks about these too.
Just wanted to drop a quick line to the fine folks in customer service to have them check on my shipment for the third issue.
"A package containing 1 item from Paizo Order #826794 is expected to ship from the Paizo warehouse by Monday, November 5 via Pathfinder Standard Shipping, estimated 3 to 10 business days in transit."
It has not yet turned up. Please let me know if you determine what happened.
Jim Richmond wrote:
Ok, now I'm wondering if I remember it wrong ... Wandering Trees was definitely one of my favorite things from back then. Have to dig out the Dragon Archive to see which issue I really did get first.
OOPS! My first issue was #59. It wasn't until the big rush of back-issues that I got my hands on #57 and fell in love with Wandering Trees. Never got to play it, but the concept still seems interesting to me.
You'll eat this bowl of Grognard Props and you'll like it! Or no Kobold Eyescream for you!
For me it was issue #57 with the Traveller adventure inside and a cover showing the characters from it being chased by a psionic giant glowing energy wasp.
The oldest issue I own is #2. I went on a back-issue hunt once I got hooked.
I've recently ordered a bunch of item cards which will ship out to me once Dragon's Hoard comes in, and I've been reading up on the cards during the wait.
Here's what I'm realizing ... I'll be needing more of Gear 1 and would definitely buy Gear 2 if offered.
Once my finances calm down a little more I'll be placing another order. These things will be a great addition to my game.
I'm not quite sure if this is the correct board for posting these thoughts so please forgive me in advance for any faux pas.
I've been reading through a lot of discussion on several message boards (here and elsewhere) since the announcement of WoTC taking back the Dungeon & Dragon magazine rights. Here's what I'm noticing and hope you good folks at Paizo are giving it some serious thought ...
There seems to be a growing call for a replacement for Dungeon Magazine.
Requests for Ptolus modules, subscriptions to Game Mastery modules, consideration of adding these kinds of things into Pathfinder along with the adventure path goodies, instead of letting it be a narrow focus product, are building up.
Even with the launch date for Pathfinder being too close to alter it immediately into what the fans are clamouring for, please, please consider widening its scope to make it a full scale replacement for Dungeon.
Eric and company,
Count me in as someone willing to SUBSCRIBE to a series of Ptolus modules.
Something like your Game Mastery modules or even better, including them in Pathfinder (assuming you're not limited by some sort of agreement with WoTC on the matter).
I might or might not be ordering the minis (have tons of pre-painted ones and I am lousy at painting), although if I do order some Ptolus minis I might also hire a friend to paint them.