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Because of the building's layout, I'm the one editor who sits in the developer area. Consequently, devs will turn and ask me editorial questions because it's more convenient than standing up and walking maybe 12 feet. But I'm still as separate from the process as the rest of us editors.

(When the devs get loud, I tend to take my work into another room or put on headphones.)

Building on what Rob said, even when the writer is in-house, we don't typically talk with that writer first; we talk with the developer, and only then ask the writer for clarification if that's what the developer needs done. This is pretty much because the dev has seen the whole book and made changes based on that which the writer isn't necessarily aware of.

Garrett Guillotte wrote:
Ryan Macklin posted something about this back in 2013. It's likely evolved a little since then.

Not overly. Different projects might cause the order or number of passes to change, but that flow works with the demands of our publication schedule

- Ryan

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Finally! I've seriously been looking since Gen Con for a picture of _me_ in that cape. All of the ones I found where of the Dungeon Bastard and his majestic usurpation.

Also, those costumes are rad. It was a super-awesome highlight to see so many of you all dressed up. :D

Jessica Price wrote:
I look forward to the day when other people cosplay Ryan.

WHICH ONE?!?

- Ryan

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xobmaps wrote:
lucky7 wrote:
Now if only we could get the two of them to work together...
Well, Paizo DID hire Ryan Macklin, who had done a lot for Evil Hat's Dresden stuff. And I saw a "Crystal Frasier" doing art for an upcoming Hat product.

My rather visible work on Dresden was a good chunk of how I got my job here. And I am super happy to see Crystal doing work for the Hat. Her art style is a natural fit for many Fate-type things.

- Ryan

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tr4nsience wrote:
There is a small part of me that wanted to win that delve. At the same time, getting turned into a goblin was amazing. I don't think I would have enjoyed dying as much as if I was just a normal Ezren. Goblin Ezren knows how to drop it. I wanted the grizzly death of the Ryan Macklin save. Peace sells ... but who's buying? Not this Ezren.

All hail the short glory that was goblin Ezren. You were the best goblin Ezren anyone could ask for. In fact, next time you play in a delve, you get a free mythic tier for being so awesome.* You know what, strike that. Next time you play in any Pathfinder game.**

- Ryan

*Only while you sound like a goblin, though.
**If you actually get anyone to buy into this, let me know!

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Judy: Equations are sentences for people who like math.

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Schmendrick: Actually, it was Jessica who turned you into a ghoul. :)

Man, thinking about character sheets is making me hungry.

(To be fair, I also didn't expect myself to eat the sheet. But it was there.)

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Mark Seifter wrote:
Ryan Macklin wrote:
I ate the Valeros character sheet in that game.
You didn't even leave the poor guy with the attack line!

He didn't need it anyway. Attacking rejects the inevitable, cold embrace of nothingness.

I did leave him with the speed line, though. :D

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I ate the Valeros character sheet in that game.

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Pecan Sandie Duncan wrote:

BOOOODRAAAGE! {politely sips tea and knits doily}

...

Hmmm, I have a sneaking suspicion I might be doing it wrong.

DOILYS AND EARL GREY FOR THE MACKLIN GOD!

To be truthful, my bloodrager in the playtest was all about tea, peace, harmony, all that... except while bloodraging. He was totally ashamed to be abyssally tainted. In our first major encounter, he even tried to talk down the monsters while everyone else was fighting. That, of course, served as a platform for the tilt: when the monster rejected his offer, the bloograge happened; I removed my lithe half-elf mini from the table and put the barghest in its place.

The players flipped. It was awesome. It highlights one of the little touches I love about the class: there's no alignment restriction from your bloodline (or at all in the class), so you can get your emo while clawing a foe's face. (Folks who know me well know that's my jam.)

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BLOODRAGE

*smashes a bunch of pottery*

BLOOOOOOODRAAAGE

*bites a bat just to hear it scream*

BLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODRAAAAAAAAAAAAGE

*takes puffs from inhaler*

Seriously, it's the fantasy archetype I never knew that I wanted, and now it's my favorite.

- Ryan

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Lamontius wrote:
"Macklin, go fetch my studded codpiece and spiked demonic guitar. No, the other one!"

That brings back memories. College, amirite?

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Nigel Tufnel, Guitar Wizard wrote:
Was Macklin an intern for GWAR before coming to Paizo?

Nope.

Interns don't get paid.

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Galnörag wrote:
Random side note, I really want a repeat mini based on that Kyra art, I can't recall which of the books it is from but of all the iconics mythic evolution I could almost read her story arc, from shy yet passionate cleric to Mythic Hyrophant with confidence and righteousness.

I have deep love for the mythic iconics, especially Super-Buff Ezren.

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It was a super-blast running Mythender for y'all at PaizoCon last year!

I've run it for 10 folks at the Paizo office so far, and it's always pretty crazy. It was a real treat to get to play with John, who mixes the helpfulness of a bard with the coy deceitfulness of a rogue.

JOHN COMPTON: BARDROGUE

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Sutter: (to developers) No need for stress-vomiting!
Ryan: Don't take away that as an option.
Sutter: No one is taking that option away from us.
Judy: NASA can.

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Readerbreeder wrote:
Jessica Price wrote:
Ryan: I like to break a book in, like a stallion.
Noooo, books must be treated like delicate flowers of knowledge and story! (I had a friend in high school who told me I read paperbacks like there was a vampire inside, because I didn't want to break the spine.)

That...isn't what I meant. ;)

- Ryan

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Liz Courts wrote:

Jessica: Wes is Ryan's cheery gothic psychopomp

Jessica: and Ryan is my curmudgeonly sardonic psychopomp
Jessica: so we have a chain going, apparently

And I'll tell you all what I told Jessica: if you're gonna hitch yourself to this wagon, I'll try to not throw you off a ravine.

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Adam Daigle wrote:
To be fair, the longhair archetype I experimented with a year ago was less in-character than my recent appearance. I've since retrained to something more comfortable.

I say this with love, Adam: I am a little ashamed to know you right now. ;)

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Now that Mythic's finalized, I can sleep at night.

I CAN SLEEP.

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Logan Bonner wrote:
Also, does anyone else find it eerie in the warehouse when it's dark and empty?

By "eerie" you mean "it's time to play a post-apocalyptic larp," then YES. YES I THINK IT'S EERIE.

BRB, getting my bandolier.

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Thanks everyone!

As far as what lines I'm working on, I'm like the other editors here -- rocking Adventure Paths, modules, hardcovers, all the stuff that needs words getting bashed in place. Part of what I've been working on in the last couple months has been getting Ultimate Campaign ready for y'all, which I'm pretty stoked about.

- Ryan

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Irontruth wrote:
When is NightMacklin joining the Paizo team?

True facts: my giant flask has been sitting on my desk here for the last few months.

- Ryan