A glitch I picked up is that on my phone (Android using Chrome browser) if you click on the COMMUNITY top link, instead of givng you a drop down menu allowing you to select 'forums, PaizoCon etc' it takes you to a page "http://paizo.com/community" with nothing on it.
I also just noticed, whilst typing this oput (Win 10 PC with Chrome) that when I click the COMMUNITY at the top it gives me the same thing, takes me to the page no drop down menu
Once the KS has finished and posted out, there is no real reason for the creators to pour over the comments, so I disagree with you on that. There are other ways of engagement, basically you should be using the forum if you have post - KS questions. A KS comments page is not good at all for any discussion - can't even edit.
Sorry to hear about your books though, mine made it fine all the way to NZ. But I'd encourage you to go FGG forums for questions about the campaign, the KS comments are now quite irrelevant once the KS has finished and fulfilled.
Skeeter Green wrote:
Thanks Skeeter, I'm in.
Yeah everyone who didn't order the cards has shipped, they are waiting on the cards. the initial set was incorrect in some way (I didn't pay attention 'cos I didn't order them) Oh and the PFRPG PHB thingy - I am 5E didn;t get that either!
"Bill has informed me that almost all of the backer orders for The Blight have been shipped. Apparently there was a problem with the covers of The Blight PHBs which required them to be reprinted, so my understanding is that all of the orders that didn't include the PHB are what has gone out. The Blight PHB is being rush printed and shipped to Bill so that the rest of them will go out shortly.
The Blight Maladies card decks are also not back from printing yet, but rather than hold up orders to wait on them those will be shipped separately when they are received by Bill."
Sqn Cdr Flashheart wrote:
Argh this is what happens when you post from an iPad. Excrement should be EXCELLENT! Sorry Tom and the Frogs!
I can't say how disappointed I am in not being able to get a single hardcover collection, instead of numerous softcover adventures. This is their first Pathfinder kickstarter that I am sitting out.
I think they have seen this opinion. Some people are signing up for $1 just to make this comment.
A different format for the Frogs here, all the adventures in one softcover each. This helps pathfinder types as some of those adventures are in the excrement perilous vista series. They are also pick and choose rules system.
There has been a lot of requests for a hard cover so we shall see if it changes
Here's a short and sweet update:
"Once More Unto The Breach!!
They're not sold out, by the way, the hard copies aren't printed yet. Once they have been printed and sent to backers, they'll be available to buy.
I'm really enjoying Bards Gate, I'm on a camping trip so it's filling my evenings. It's a little disappointing how many pathfinder references there are in my 5e book (especially skills) but that's not relevant to most of you here. At least I know what the DnD equivalent is- tho it could be confusing to someone new. But my mind is full of ideas for plots in that city, so much inspiration!
Next time send me a draft and I'll 5e check it for you, e.g. Search entire document for bluff and nine times out of ten replace with deception ;-)
Bloody Jack is brutal. Love it!
Oh yeah, a flip through has me salivating for The Blight, to quoteTHE WARNING
"This adventure contains mature themes that may not be
So I'll probably never game The Blight cos I game with my kids
"As the father of young children who play roleplaying games,
But reading this taster it is still money well spent!
Funny thing, I just sent out a question involving Bard's Gate since it was out of stock on the main site, didn't realize there was a kickstarter going for it. I very much want to get a color hardcover of the book, even if it does cost a $100 it is well worth the price... the map is surprisingly expensive though, more then the cost of the book.
Yeah it's 'out of stock' because it hasn;t even been printed yet. As to the map, you realise that is 77"x71" sized! That's humongous!
Personally I don't care if other ks are released first. It is just they way the fulfilment works. No point hanging other releases back just to make it chronological! If it's ready, release. I'm not saying divert effort/manpower from The Blight to others so they do release, but no point delaying finished releases for no other reason that 'that's not fair'
It is an option the Frogs are looking into, they are in the process of testing how good the printers are. Some of us fans will be ordering books from these printers and confirming/denying that the print/book quality is upto Frogs standard. So this is not happening next week, but is in the process of being checked out.
Really, with the excellent 100% record I'm not worried at all. It may make more sense to the FGG schedule for them too hammer out the shorter Bard's Gate then concentrate on the massive Blight once it's done. Rather than jumping between the two. As stated I'm sure that Chuck's misfortunes have changed plans and they are juggling as best they can.
So I'm not worried, but totally support GM_Rednal. Better slower beats faster crappier every time. The more updates the merrier, although I'm happy with monthly on long term projects.
What I think you often get from KS creators is a reluctance to post updates with no real news. For me that's wrong, if we just hear 'oh it's tootling along, now at 75% or so complete on the layout" is much better than nothing.
Well a week is a long time... in politics!
The bards gate stuff from the update:
Bard’s Gate actually has all the art and maps done (Skeeter got a head start), and ongoing work is primarily focused on conversion and final editing. While this one needs to print in China (its color), we may actually have the pdfs ready fairly early (like end of summer), and all indications are that this one will be on time.
So have no fear, we will deliver and it will be to our standards of quality—we just have slipped behind on a couple fronts. As a bonus—this gives you time to reinforce your bookshelves before the books get there!
Ok, so Bard’s Gate and the pitch. Those of you who know the Lost Lands know the name Bard’s Gate. It’s basically the hub centerpiece city of both the wilds of Akados and the Sinnar Coast. This place is integrally linked to Rappan Athuk, The Sword of Air, Stoneheart Valley, The Borderlands, Barakus, The Sundered Kingdoms and about a dozen of the Quests of Doom adventures. Heck, it’s the starting point for Sword of Air. Anyone playing in the Lost Lands will benefit greatly from this book.
If you don’t play in the Lost Lands, but just need a city, it works for that as well. Ok, time to do a Grognard check—how many over 40’s used the City State booklet for every city in every area of their game world? The best part about a book like Bard’s Gate is that you can grab bits and pieces of it for use as a city adventure or you can use the whole as canon material—your choice. After all, who doesn’t want to visit Tenkar’s Tavern or Thilo’s Scriptorium? There are Easter Eggs galore throughout the city, and dozens of side quests and adventures that can be tailored for low, medium and high level player characters at the GM’s discretion.
Skeeter and Casey have done a wonderful job of expanding and re-imagining the work that Clark Peterson and I produced back in 2003-2004—this city is much bigger and better than it was before—this is not just a window dressing of the existing material. We have modified most of it and added over 120,000 words of new material.
We designed this book to be used, not to sit on the shelf (ok, the metal one is designed to sit on the shelf, it weighs too much to use at a table I fear). Care was taken to make it so you as the GM can easily read, find and follow plot lines and connections within the book and thereby maximize its utility. After all, since the player characters need to return to a city after killing the dragon and rescuing the princess, you might as well have something waiting for them that wants to kill them!