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Zaister wrote:

How strangely convenient that Qundle died just as Owen is leaving Paizo.

Poor Qundle.

I dunno. It seemed a bit staged to me, but maybe it was just a coincidence.

Anyway, poor Quindle. He was really a cool character.

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Zaister wrote:
Are there PDFs to go along with this?

I would also like to know that. Will there be a PDF version? If so, will it be included with a preorder?

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Awesome blog post, I'm glad it was posted.

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Aaron aka Itchy wrote:
I also would love to see the rest of the Web Fiction and AP Fiction get published as Short Fiction ePubs. I would buy them. Granted at a rate of about one a month, but I would work my way through them. I own all the ones that have been published so far.

Yes, I would also love that and I would probably buy them as soon a they came out. Unfortunately, I don't think it very likely that this is going to happen.

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Serisan wrote:
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Do you have to take an action to raise the shield each round?
All indications so far are yes.

It seems a bit weird to me that if you don't spend an action each turn, your shield is completely useless. I wonder if a "non-raised" shield confers a minor defensive bonus that increases if you spend an action on it.

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Do you have to take an action to raise the shield each round?

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Done as soon as I read this thread :-)

Maybe it would be a good idea to advertise the survey on the home page.

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Having a mobile friendly version of the site would be very much appreciated, but I hope that the forums stay. I use FB a lot, but it's good for real-time (or nearly so) interaction. Finding information from, say, a year ago, is extremely inconvenient.

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Goth Guru wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Except, they eliminated the message boards to save money.
Except it wasn't to save money. It was to ignore the massive groundswell against 4th edition. They can restart their message boards now that they have a decent product.

WotC forums were closed less than a year ago, so it had nothing to do with 4th edition.

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Gorbacz wrote:
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I understand all the good reasons for not allowing custom avatars, but you people seem to imply that sites that allow them are a complete mess. This is really not the case. EN World allows them and there are no issues.

Now, I'm sure that a company such as Paizo needs to be more careful that EN World about IP violations against other companies. The points about stylistic uniformity and showing their own very good art are also very valid.

So, many good reasons for Paizo to keep things the way they are, but let's not go overboard and imply that allowing custom avatars is such a mess...

ENworld doesn't have to worry about many things which Paizo has to mind. For starters, ENworld is based in the UK, meaning it can pretty much not care about lawsuits from the United States, so somebody posting an IP-violating image is not that big of a problem for EN.

For second, it is not much of a business with a store, and thus can ignore the threat of some Coalition for Religious Decency phone and email-bombing their customer service line because little Lily from Utah saw a duck on the forum.

For third, ENworld uses community-based moderation, which Paizo cannot really do. So if policing avatars and images becomes a headache for ENworld, all Morrus needs to do is to issue a passionate call for volunteers and dozens of fans will flock to his aid. Whereas Paizo needs to hire a new person or drop even more work on Liz and Chris.

Yes, this is basically what I wrote...

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I understand all the good reasons for not allowing custom avatars, but you people seem to imply that sites that allow them are a complete mess. This is really not the case. EN World allows them and there are no issues.

Now, I'm sure that a company such as Paizo needs to be more careful that EN World about IP violations against other companies. The points about stylistic uniformity and showing their own very good art are also very valid.

So, many good reasons for Paizo to keep things the way they are, but let's not go overboard and imply that allowing custom avatars is such a mess...

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I have a suggestion. It it's possible, add a specific category for spam when flagging (maybe put it at the top, so that it's immediately accessible). Also, it would be nice, if the flags for spam could be visible to all, so as to avoid redundant flagging.

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Marc Radle wrote:

Yeah, it's really getting out of control (and sort of depressing). They've obviouy figured out to flood multiple forums with this crap in the morning before the Paizo staff gets in and then in the evening after they leave.

The sheer amount of spam I encounter each morning and again each evening is making it very tough to want to even come to the forums any more (or at least only during Paizo's business hours)

Paizo folks, PLEASE do something. The 'just flag them each day so we can get rid of them when we get in each morning) approach just isn't working any more

Yes, I'm in full agreement. Perhaps moderating the first two posts for new users might be slightly off-putting for newcomers, but I don't think that having the forums swamped by spam will make a better impression.

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I wonder if it would be feasible to have newly registered users have their first post (or two) be reviewed by moderators before appearing.

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I agree with many other posters. Good for Paizo that they are expanding their market, but it's a rough deal for us original subscribers.

The new format does nothing for me and the loss of the digital copy is the deal breaker for me. Unfortunately, I'll cancel my subscription as well.

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Ross Byers wrote:


I haven't taken a close look at my beginner's box dice, but they aren't spindowns. There is no reason fair dN's must have opposite sides that equal N+1, as long as they are 'random-ish'.

This careless attitude towards proper randomization is unacceptable to me. I demand that a new printing of the Beginner Box be issued immediately containing a randomization tool based on the observation and collapse of a quantum wave function.

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Exocrat wrote:
They could make a Pathfinder branded version of Candy Crush for all I care. It's the start of a relationship between two amazing game companies, the possibilities are endless.

Goblin Crush Saga.

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I would like to suggest naming the files for PDFs of Paizo products with the name of the product instead of the product code. Maybe this might be slightly impractical with multiple files versions, but it is (IMHO) totally warranted for singe files products (or versions).

The product code is not very meaningful for the end user and every month I end up renaming a bunch of files. Not a big deal, but still somewhat inconvenient.

Would this be possible?