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Cori Marie wrote:
Jeff, thank you for listening, and thank you for prioritizing this message to come before the long awaited playtests. That's an act of good faith that I appreciate. I also appreciate you taking the time to address specific allegations in a way that gives a clear path forward and clear actions. This is the statement I think many of us were hoping for last week, and I'm happy we're getting it now.

Agree entirely with Cori Marie on this. Pleased this statement has been prioritised on the Monday morning after a hectic Gen Con weekend and above the Playtest announcement. Also agree that this is the statement I (and many others) had hoped to see last week. Definitely a positive step here setting out some concrete actions.


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keftiu wrote:
Jester David sums up my thoughts on the reddit poster pretty much perfectly.

Agreed. Too neat to be a genuine whistleblower and says more or less nothing other than keep buying our stuff.


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Sporkedup wrote:
But I mean, given your personal feelings here, would a bland corporate dismissal satisfy you?

It wouldn't at this point. The time for bland corporate denials is some hours past, particularly on the eve of the showcase gaming convention of the year. I am also not optimistic we will get a clarification from Paizo on any of this soon but, as others have noted above, we have only heard one side of the story so before I made my own personal decision on subscriptions I wanted to give the company all the opportunities I could to respond to what are pretty devastating accusations.

In case relevant / of interest, the first post I put on this thread talking about cancelling was purely a reaction to Sara Marie and Diego losing their jobs. I had not, at that point, read the Price thread. Firing good people is reason enough for me to cancel unless Paizo can explain that. The other accusations (if true) not only make me feel terrible for the people who had to suffer this terrible treatment but also make me feel duped by a company I have been loyal to for two decades. A company that pretends to be ethical and isn't is, in my eyes, probably worse than one that doesn't even bother to pretend.


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Sporkedup wrote:
Medriev wrote:

The deafening silence from Paizo seems pretty telling to me. I've tweeted the company, Erik Mona and Jason Bulmahn (Jeff Alvarez is not on Twitter) seeking clarification. I'll give them until tomorrow to offer some explanation and if it's not forthcoming I'll be cancelling.

And incidentally, this is not a decision I make lightly. I have been a subscriber since Dungeon and Dragon days but I will not support them any longer unless they can offer some sort of plausible explanation for both what has happened in the CS Team and the accusations made in the Price thread.

I hate to say this, but even if Jessica made up 100% of her allegations and there was definite proof of it, you still wouldn't be seeing an individual response from Jason or Erik. This sort of thing is much too sticky to not go through PR and probably an attorney.

I may be incorrect, it's true, but to my eyes you set an impossible ultimatum.

Maybe, maybe not. But given this is now 24 hours plus old and there isn't even a bland "nothing to see here" denial on this site is pretty telling to me. If everything is false then I'd expect a quick denial. Delay suggests, as you say, lawyers getting involved and some sort of PR response being crafted. That leads me to believe that not everything is 100% untrue.


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Leon Aquilla wrote:
Mergy wrote:


Don't worry, you've made it crystal clear that if something doesn't affect you personally, you prefer to not give thought or energy to the issue.

If it makes you feel better to be so utterly impotent in life that you have to engage in hashtag activism on a corporate message board, then I'm happy to be the strawman you need. It costs me nothing to be the object of your ire.

Meanwhile, I got what I wanted. I have a shelf full of books, and they don't disappear out of my hands just because you guys cancelled Paizo.

An interesting stance from someone who was suggesting they might cancel a week ago due to increased shipping costs but as I said above, each to their own.

If shipping costs and not the ethical treatment of staff is the hill you want to die on then you do you.


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Leon Aquilla wrote:

I'm not going anywhere. When the last Starfinder book is released, I'll be the last box they send out.

Maybe it's because I have a family and my own life, so I'm not here to get immersed in corporate drama (I have my own office job, why would I want to get involved in company gossip when I'm not even getting paid for it?).

I thought Sara was a hard worker, and working under the circumstances of the past year and a half would be hard for anyone in her position. At the same time if Paizo doesn't ship its stuff, it dies. I don't think the PDF's keep the lights on around here (because piracy, thanks "loyal" customers). I don't envy anybody who has to make decisions in that kind of environment.

But I don't know what's going on and the only people talking are ex-employees with an axe to grind and a SUPER ex employee who acts like the crazy ex-girlfriend from Hell when it comes to every job she's ever held.

All I want is my books & PDF.

Of course everyone should make their own decisions but FWIW I have a family and my own life so please don't assume that people posting things about this issue don't. Thanks


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The deafening silence from Paizo seems pretty telling to me. I've tweeted the company, Erik Mona and Jason Bulmahn (Jeff Alvarez is not on Twitter) seeking clarification. I'll give them until tomorrow to offer some explanation and if it's not forthcoming I'll be cancelling.

And incidentally, this is not a decision I make lightly. I have been a subscriber since Dungeon and Dragon days but I will not support them any longer unless they can offer some sort of plausible explanation for both what has happened in the CS Team and the accusations made in the Price thread.


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Saw Sara Marie's tweet yesterday and was gutted. Always been excellent in CS and super visible and present on these forums even when she's had to deliver difficult messages.

Found out from here that Diego has gone as well which is also a blow. He has also been outstanding.

Whilst the line from Paizo will probably be that it is an internal matter that they won't discuss publicly, I would certainly like to have some clarity about what has happened here. One of the reasons I have subscribed to Paizo products for so many years is that the company has always seemed to be morally and ethically centred and an organisation that places the wellbeing and good treatment of its people at the heart of everything they do. I am now wondering whether that continues to be the case and as a result I am thinking about whether continuing my subscriptions is the right thing to do. I will not patronise companies that are not ethically sound, particularly companies that mislead as to their ethical position.

I would welcome clarification from someone senior in Paizo as to what has happened here as soon as possible.

And of course, I wish Sara Marie and Diego every success for the future. I am sure they will thrive in whatever they do.


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frostlyon wrote:
Just got my pdf. Holy crap it's worth it just for the art, but I didnt expect this level of flavor for pretty much every race that comes into play.

Only skimmed so far but agree with this. The art is amazing as is the flavour for the races. From what I've seen this book is outstanding. A real masterpiece


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So, delays are always disappointing but none of this is Paizo's fault and I'm taking a couple of massive positives from this.

Firstly, Galaxy Exploration Guide is coming early so I get something in May.

And secondly, June's shipment for me will have five AP volumes in it (including the whole Fists of the Ruby Pheonix AP!) and Malevolence and the Mwangi Expanse book. I am going to enjoy that when it arrives.

Keep powering through this Paizo. Looking forward to my next two shipments whenever they land.


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Ed Reppert wrote:
Hm. I wonder what percent, historically, of subscribers' orders have been shipped after the street date. Ten? One? One tenth? I suspect it's closer to the last than the first. At some point as the percentage gets larger I would think that keeping the customers happy overrides concern about people gaming the system to get free pdfs and then cancelling their orders. Still, that's up to Paizo, both as to where the line is, and as to whether there's a line at all.

It's happened to me three or four times in the last two years and seems to be an issue that is becoming more common pre-Covid. I love this company and want to keep throwing my money at them to keep producing awesome stuff but I need it to make economic sense to me too. Just allow subscribers access to PDFs on street date at the very latest (and charge my card for my order if that's what's needed).


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Terevalis Unctio of House Mysti wrote:

Grace needs to extend both ways. I appreciate the work that CS and the Warehouse are doing but there should be something, in this case, to get pdf's a bit earlier to subscribers.

Grace builds upon and perfects nature :)

I agree with this. The benefits of subscribing for me are finely balanced given how much I end up paying in shipping to get books sent to the UK. My hard copies are now taking 6 weeks minimum to arrive so the benefits of subscribing are massively diminished if I could just buy the hard copy books separately from UK online retailers and the PDFs from Paizo and get everything earlier than if I had subscribed. Not added up whether the cost works out yet but pretty sure the figures are close.

We should get access to PDFs on street date or we are essentially providing Paizo with a guaranteed income stream for no actual benefit to ourselves.


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Superb. No other words.


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Rysky wrote:
I wouldn't hold anything against them if they delay this product.

I wouldn't hold it against them either but I do trust Paizo and the authors they employ to deliver a sensitive product that takes account of real world issues as best it can in a fictional fantasy setting. I would also have serious concerns about the financial impact on the company of cancelling / postponing six months of the flagship line so early in the 2E product cycle and in what are already challenging economic times.

I hope this AP is successful and that, where there are issues, they can be addressed by GMs at their tables.


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As a UK resident who (shamefully) knew nothing of Juneteenth until a couple of weeks ago, this blog is great to see. Many thanks for educating me further and, as Mark has said, happy Juneteenth to all who celebrate it.


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Sad news but certainly the right decision in the circumstances. Hope you all stay safe in these difficult days.

Just to add I would be more than happy to be charged for subscription orders in usual time frames and wait for shipment when the warehouse is back up and running. Appreciate Erik's post earlier that this is a decision for later but just wanted to put that out here.

This also seems like the right time to round out my PFS Scenario collection. Think I'm missing a couple of seasons.


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Last post today I promise (have a GCP Strange Aeons live show video to watch) but any chance of an update from Paizo on where we are on shipping? We are some way past delayed now so any news on what's gone wrong and when we might have orders shipped would be great.


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Steve Geddes wrote:
MiqoRems wrote:
... but the PDFs.... I would happily accept getting those on release date if their delivery were separate and we could expect them with complete consistency ON the release date. The current system where we can get them one to two weeks early is... nice, but the *possibility* of it taking this long when *physical* shipping has issues is just baffling.

I don’t really feel the attraction of the PDFs (I’d rather not get them) so I guess I struggle to understand this.

Switching to this model means most subscribers would get them later than the current system and a handful would get them a few days earlier than under the current system. That seems a high price to pay for Consistency (?)

It honestly makes no difference to me, but I guess I’ve maybe just got used to the uncertainty? When subs start, I look at the closing date and pencil that in as the day my stuff will get shipped. Very rarely, it’s later than that. Most of the time, it’s earlier.

The PDFs are of more value to me as an international customer as I have no expectation of seeing physical products by release date (although sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised).

I would (strangely perhaps) prefer the uncertainty to a consistent delivery of PDFs on release date since, as you say Steve, a lot of the time that would be later than subscribers would receive them.

Also agree on living with the uncertainty. I always expect to have a shipping email at the end of the shipping window and then am pleasantly surprised if it's earlier. What has been difficult the last few months is the extensions to the shipping window and, in a couple of instances including this month, the extension to (or now beyond) the release date. That undermines the value of subscribing for me and, since a semi-predictable income from a core of long-term subscribers like me can't be bad for Paizo, is not good news for the company either. I have been a customer, fan and supporter of Paizo since the Dragon and Dungeon days so I don't like seeing things go wrong like this. Hope some lessons can be learned from recent problems.


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captain yesterday wrote:

I don't care about street dates, I'm just glad to support such an awesome company.

Yes, my order is still pending, no hurry, I trust Paizo's warehouse staff, they're a great group that's been together for quite a while now.

Completely agree that supporting Paizo is a big plus but as a UK subscriber I do need to balance whether I can get products cheaper (in terms of shipping costs at least) by waiting for street date. A big plus of subscribing (among other things) is access to a PDF usually some time before I would have any chance of seeing a physical book (either from Paizo or from someone in the UK). The pros of subscribing still outweigh the cons at the moment but if this becomes the norm then not sure whether that will always be the case.

And whilst I appreciate the working day has a few more hours to run in Seattle, unless I get a shipping email in the next two hours or so I won't even be seeing PDFs on the last day of the (adjusted) shipping window which is very disappointing.


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Appreciate all the efforts being made by Sara Marie and others but I am getting quite frustrated by the shipping delays. I am in the UK and so I have little to no expectation of seeing physical products before the release date so i enjoy the PDFs being available on shipping as my preview of what I am going to get. For the last few months these have been becoming available either just (and only just) before the release date or on it and that's pretty disappointing.

I'm a long standing subscriber and a big fan of Paizo but the last few months have not been great. Sorry.


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Hadn't picked up on some of this from the updated product page so thanks to Mewzard for highlighting this. I particularly don't remember seeing confirmation that vigilante was an archetype (although I recall hearing this somewhere) and I don't remember the spells.


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Fumarole wrote:
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:

I'm actually more excited for this book than I was the PF2E corebook. July can't get here soon enough. Well, July can wait, but this book can't get here soon enough.

moonunitiv wrote:
cavalier cavalier cavalier cavalier cavalier cavalier cavalier cavalier cavalier cavalier cavalier cavalier cavalier cavalier cavalier cavalier

So...

if there was a location in Arcadia, named Buffalo...

and bison were an option for cavalier mounts...

could we say:

Buffalo buffalo cavaliers Buffalo buffalo cavaliers cavalierly buffalo cavalierly buffalo Buffalo buffalo cavaliers ?

>;)

Here's some info for those who might not get this reference.

It's good to be educated on these forums. Thank you

Had never come across that reference until today.


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Thanks for this Paizo.

As others have said above (for the most part) this sort of thing is what makes you a special company that inspires real loyalty from customers. Great work.


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Cyder wrote:
Ashanderai wrote:
Joana wrote:

(My order has also still not shipped, and I also got my "pending shipment" email on January 14th.)

Same here.
Same here =(.

Same here and agree that the time of shipping for individuals varies within the window. Big difference (and disappointment) this time around is that it looks like I won't even get my PDFs until the street date for the products. Early sight of the PDFs has always been a great benefit of subscribing so a shame to miss out on that this month.


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Welcome James. You write in a pub so you sound great!


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Sporkedup wrote:
Luis Loza wrote:
Mantriel wrote:

...will promote it in detail, but if some of the Paizo higher ups could give us some description (like: "1/3 crunch, 1/3 Golarion fluff, 1/3 generic fluff, or something similar) would be nice.

If it is 100% Golarion fluff I will pass.
About 1/4 of the book will include crunch, though the majority of this crunch is tied to the characters featured in the book. The rest of the book is Golarion-specific flavor.

That's excellent to hear! Exactly the kind of ratio that can keep it in my plans.

Haha, I'm so far ahead of myself, of course. I have the Gods & Magic book in the next week or two to look forward to very immediately!

There's a Know Direction episode from last week where Luis Loza talks about the book in more detail and it sounds awesome!!


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Hi

Any news on when this is releasing to subscribers who haven't had it yet. Disappointing to have to wait beyond release date to get subscription copies.

Thanks

Medriev


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I converted the Tentamort and Yeth Hound to 2E Playtest. Not sure how they stand up to final version of 2E but feel free to adapt as needed if useful. In retrospect the Yeth Hound's sinister bite should probably be an action but these were very quick conversions based on similar level creatures in the Playtestiary.

Spoiler:

TENTAMORT (UNCOMMON CREATURE 4)
Aberration ¦ Perception +11; darkvision, scent 30 feet
Medium ¦ Languages -
Skills +3; Athletics +11, Stealth +9
Str +4, Dex +0, Con +3, Int –2, Wis +1, Cha –2
AC 19, TAC 16; Fort +10, Ref +5, Will +8
HP 65
Speed 20 feet
[A] Melee grasping tentacle +11, Damage 2d6+2 bludgeoning and Grab
[A] Melee sting +11 (agile), Damage 2d8+4 piercing plus poison
[A] Constrict 7 bludgeoning
[A] Reposition
Requirement The tentamort has a creature grabbed in its grasping tentacle.
Effect The tentamort attempts to reposition the grabbed creatures to other spaces within reach, rolling an Athletics check against their Fortitude DC. On a failure, the creature doesn’t move but remains in place, and on a critical failure, the creature is no longer grabbed.
Poison Saving Throw Fortitude DC 16; Maximum Duration 6 rounds; Stage 1 1d6 poison and enfeebled 1 (1 round); Stage 2 As stage 1; Stage 3 1d6 poison, and enfeebled 2 (1 round) .

YETH HOUND CREATURE 3
Perception +8; darkvision, scent
Languages Abyssal or Infernal (can’t speak)
Skills +3; Athletics +7, Acrobatics +7, Stealth +9
Str +3, Dex +2, Con +2, Int –2, Wis +2, Cha +0
AC 18, TAC 17; Fort +7, Ref +6, Will +5
HP 50; Weaknesses silver 5
Speed 40 feet; fly 60 feet
[A] Melee jaws +9, Damage 2d6+4 piercing plus sinister bite
[A] Bay (fear) When a yeth hound howls or barks, all creatures except other evil outsiders within a 300-foot spread must succeed on a DC 12 Will save or become Frightened 1 for 2d4 rounds. This is a sonic mind-affecting fear effect. Whether or not the save is successful, an affected creature is bolstered against the same hound’s bay for 24 hours.
Sinister Bite (fear) A good-aligned creature bitten by a yeth hound must make a DC 14 Will save or be Frightened 1 for 1 round. If the victim is already suffering from a fear effect (such as the hound’s bay attack), the victim is instead completely overcome with fear and can do nothing but cower for 1 round. This is a mind-affecting fear effect.


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Good work! These look great from a quick read through. The more I think about PF 2E backgrounds the more I think that 1E campaign traits should map across to them well with a bit of work.


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I really like the new format, especially the adventure toolkit section. Allows Paizo to customise what they include to suit each adventure rather than sticking to a set format. They also seem to be using sidebars to fit in extra info too.

I'm also thoroughly impressed my books (including CRB and Bestiary) got to me in the UK today when they only shipped last week. Well done Paizo! Good work!

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