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Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber. Organized Play Member. 121 posts. No reviews. 1 list. 1 wishlist.


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I joined the KS, so I didn't want to look too much at the book at Gen Con while I'm waiting for mine. But I did get the Bestiary since I only get the pdf pledge, and it is amazing! I forgot that I got the leatherette version, so I could have picked up the "regular" version and justified it as my day to day use book. I did open it up briefly and the production values are really some of the best I've seen in rpg books.

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I'm likely to stick with PF, even though I'll buy the core 5e books as I have every edition since I was a kid. I'd even support a new edition of PF, even one that might make a significant departure from the current edition. For me, Paizo has earned a lot of good will, and with Kobold's Midgard setting and Frog Gods' work, there's a lot of good stuff for me to keep buying.

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He'll always be one of my favorites for writing The Black Company rpg. Good luck!

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Game reviews for me, like movie reviews, depend a lot on the reviewer, since there is a lot of subjectivity built into a review. That's why I'm very skeptical about product reviews and book reviews...if I don't have some idea of what the reviewer likes or dislikes, it's hard to tell if the review is worthwhile to me.

That said, EZG's reviews are the first thing I look for when I'm checking out a new product, beause he's built up that level of credibility. And it's not that I'm not buying if he gives a bad review; I've bought items that he didn't give a glowing review to but the issues he pointed out were not big issues for me. But I know going in that it will be thorough and I'll feel better informed about buying. So, congratulations and I hope there are many more!

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GeraintElberion wrote:
Mike was a great presence on the boards but the Guide to Darkmoon Vale was his work and it remains one of Paizo's least impressive publications.

Wow. Was that really necessary? I'd hate to be the first guy to leave a party you're at.

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Niztael wrote:
The people who are always singing the praises of Paizo are starting to sound more like a cult than free thinking individuals judging each book objectively. If this continues I may have to go with my feeling when I heard about the creation of 4th ed. That my roleplaying game-book buying days are over.

Uh, yeah. I think you pretty much have to concede that you've lost the argument when your main point is "anyone who disagrees with me must be in a cult of non-free thinkers." Oh, and +1 for the over-the-top "my book buying days are over." Here's a tissue.

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Hey, I picked one of those up on Thursday! They also had cool leather bound notebooks with two eyeballs and a grimacing mouth. I picked one up for my daughter, who loved it.

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Great entry. Having grown up reading Dragon since around 1981, the loss of both Dragon (and Dungeon) hit me pretty hard. I had just gotten used to this "Paizo" outfit I never heard of printing "my" magazine. (Paizo? Sounded like an italian takeout restaurant. Paizo Pizza!).

But I liked them. They made it easy to reup my subscription on-line, the mags looked great. And then...I was stunned when I realized they were going to be gone. And then when Paizo announced the monthly Adventure Path subscription, I must admit I was skeptical. $20 a month almost for a magazine I used to get for a fraction of that? Fortunately, you guys offered to carry over whatever was left on the old subscription, so I decided to use the couple of months I had to check it out.

Looking at my bookshelves now, loaded with every PF core book, module, and AP; it's hard to believe I ever had any doubts. It certainly reassures me now that WOTC is coming out with a new edition that Paizo will keep ahead of the curve and stay at the top of their game.