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Vic Wertz wrote:

TT,

Everything looks to be in order. Lisa just told me that we're expecting a big restock of Crocodile's Pathfinder minis later this week, so it should be going out shortly.

Great Vic! Thank you very much for the timely response.

Best!


Hey, Cosmo! I know you're swamped, but can you give me an update on my order #874857 placed May 7, 2008?

It's a bunch of miniatures, and I think it's being held up by 2 Sinspawn(backorder) and Merisiel(pre-order).

If these are going to be in soon, I'm okay to wait longer ... but if there is a problem, will you advise and suggest a course of action?

Thank you very much for your help in advance!


Clive wrote:

My Pathfinder #10 was shipped via USPS on June 17th, although my Subscription page still says that UPS is my shipping method.

So I guess this is still a problem.

This has happened to me also, as I reported on this post. I hope it gets fixed before the next subscriptions go out -- I very much prefer UPS.


Is there any chance you could re-ship UPS Ground?

I will mark the USPS Mail package "RETURN TO SENDER" and send it back to you folks.

(I am not satisfied with the dings, dents, and lengthy delivery I ususally get from USPS Mail).

I would very much appreciate your help.

Best and Sincerely!

(And thank you for fixing this for the future -- it has happened one other time, about 8 months ago!)

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Vic Wertz wrote:
Tars Tarkas wrote:

Cosmo/Corey,

Will you take a look at this subscription order generated by your system?

It has assigned my shipping as USPS instead of my long-standing preference of UPS Ground.

Can you fix this so it goes out UPS Ground?

Thanks in advance!

Tars Tarkas,

We unfortunately didn't get it changed before the order shipped. Gary will look into why it changed, but I can confirm that your next subscription order is set to go UPS right now.

Sorry for any inconvenience.


Cosmo/Corey,

Will you take a look at this subscription order generated by your system?

It has assigned my shipping as USPS instead of my long-standing preference of UPS Ground.

Can you fix this so it goes out UPS Ground?

Thanks in advance!


James Jacobs wrote:
Tars Tarkas wrote:
At Salvator’s home (The Artist's Lair map), area B4 is named Fungal Incursion (EL 6) on page 20 of Pathfinder 9; however, there is no encounter or trap specifically listed. Was there an encounter or trap planned for this room but left off of the description?
Yeah... originally, there was a patch of yellow mold there, but I decided that felt a little silly and too goofy, so I took the yellow mold out and then promptly forgot to remove the (EL 6) from the area. Feel free to put yellow mold back in there if you want. I just felt that it was a little too unnecessary and illogical... not EVERY room in the game that has fungus needs to also have dangerous fungus, I guess.

Thank you for the insight. (I thought for awhile that there was supposed to be a Fungus Skeleton in the room!)


At Salvator’s home (The Artist's Lair map), area B4 is named Fungal Incursion (EL 6) on page 20 of Pathfinder 9; however, there is no encounter or trap specifically listed. Was there an encounter or trap planned for this room but left off of the description?


James Jacobs wrote:
That's an unfortunate typo in the class description. At first, the mantises used intelligence as a base score, but we decided to change that since they were more about presence than smarts. Red Mantis assassins use Charisma for all their spell-casting needs.

Thank you for the clarification! And I think the class has great "presence." (Charisma definitely feels better as a basis for their spells.) I also like their visual nature (sneaky but scary when you finally see them).


The Red Mantis assassins on page 15 of Pathfinder 9 list (1) 2nd Level and (3) 1st Level spells, but the assassins are listed with an Intelligence of 8.

The class description from page 70 says, "To cast a
spell, the Red Mantis assassin must have an Intelligence score
of at least 10 + the spell’s level. Red Mantis assassin bonus
spells are based on Intelligence...."

Question: Is the class description or the stat block in error?


Saurstalk wrote:
Erik Mona wrote:

Some sort of monster book is inevitable. It'll probably be the first Pathfinder RPG release after the core book. Nothing concrete, yet, but I agree that this seems an obvious choice.

I would only request that you don't recycle what's already been presented in Pathfinder and GameMastery. I subscribe to both, and even if you "improved" on them, I doubt I'd be willing to shell out money on 'em. On the other hand, if Paizo put its head together and came up with a monster manual containing a whole new assembly of critters, numbering 100 or so, I'm sold.

I think some of the monsters from Pathfinder and GameMastery Modules should be included: for example, Goblins. I would also like to see some of the more creative monsters, especially CR 1 to CR 9, included in a hard cover Pathfinder Magnificent Monster Manual! (Kind of sounds like a new spell, huh?)


James Jacobs wrote:
But at the same time, I have a BLAST playing in these adventures, in the same way I have a blast watching a movie like Jaws or Alien or The Thing that I've seen a million times with someone who's never seen that movie. You can only have the thrill of "first time" once... but that's not true. By taking part of an adventure with other players who are experiencing it for the first time, you can hitch a ride on their excitement. It's fun to see how other players react to the adventures. It's fun to see how a good GM makes those adventures his own and changes them. It's fun just to play the game.

I agree! I watched The Thing with my kids a few weeks ago and the experience of watching the reactions of a 15 and 17 year old seeing an "old" movie was fantastic. The blood test scene in the movie made them both jump!


Gary Teter wrote:
Wishlists are still on my to-do list, but there are a couple of things ahead of them just yet.

Thank you for the update!


Andrew Phillips wrote:

I want a wishlist...whine whine whine.

It would help with my budget, and now that I have decided the Paizo is the only game company that can have my money and since I have so many subscriptions something to help manage the timing of orders would help.

I am still looking forward to a Wish List. Even having all of the subscriptions, it's still difficult putting other orders together.

Any update on Wish Lists would be great! Thank you again, Paizo, for everything!


In the Gut Check thread I said:

Tars Tarkas wrote:


3. If Paizo does not convert to 4.0, I will continue my Pathfinder, Pathfinder Chronicles, GameMaster Modules and Planet Stories subscriptions. (The reason I would cancel Planet Stories also is because it would no longer make shipping cost sense to ship it alone.) If Paizo does not convert to 4.0, I will also support any new rulebooks Paizo publishes to continue the availability of v3.5 rules (a Paizo Golarion Handbook similar to a PHB would be a multiple-book purchase! ;-)

And in the Thought Exercise thread I said:

Tars Tarkas wrote:


Lisa,

If Paizo publishes a v.3.5 or v.Paizo core rule book, you can count me in for at least 3 copies!

I've just placed my order for 4 copies of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Hardcover due in August 2009, and all of my subscriptions will remain intact.

Thank you Lisa, Erik, and the rest of Paizo for asking questions and listening to the answers.

I hope the orders are flooding into the website!


Corey Young wrote:

Hello!

I apologize for the wait for a response! I'm still working through a tiny backlog of emails that piled up while I was ill last week. ^_^'

I have moved your replacement over to the correct order, and sent a new confirmation email for your review. Your order is still set to ship early next week at this time, barring any supply delays.

Thank you very much, Corey!

I'll be looking forward to that order next week.

Hope you keep feeling well!


"bump"


Cosmo,

I sent customer service an e-mail a couple of days ago. Can you reply to it or this post?

In summary, my order 881787 was short J3: Crucible of Chaos (OGL) Print Edition. I suggested you might ship a replacement on my pending order (placed 2-29-08) 865665 if you would like to save on shipping for the replacement.

Will you please let me know how this will be resolved and the expected ship dates of my order 865665?

Thank you again in advance for all of the great help!


Wiglaf wrote:
I downloaded this off of the Wizards website several years ago, but haven't run it yet. Is there anyone out there who has run or played through this module? Is it still as deadly and fun as the earlier version?

I ran the original back when it came out and the 3.5 version last summer. The original was about twice as vicious. However, neither in the original nor in the 3.5 version did anyone successfully complete the whole adventure alive. (They ended up running away in the original and being unable to escape alive in the 3.5 version.)

Both versions were fun to play!


DitheringFool wrote:
Wow, the OP and I are so in sync that it is down right scary...thanks for voicing it in ways I am unable to.

I agree -- it's uncanny how much I agree with the OP.


Lisa Stevens wrote:
Wish Lists are halfway coded and have been floating near the top of Gary's list of things to do for about half a year, but things like the Pathfinder Advantage program and shipping up to 8 subscriptions at the same time have gotten in the way. Hopefully, we will have a stretch of uneventfulness sometime soon so Gary can get these done. :) -Lisa

Thank you for letting us know it's still in the works.


Vic Wertz wrote:
DeadDMWalking wrote:

I love that I keep my charter with the new tag.

More than the loss of product, I'll miss my new subscriber tag most if you go to 4th edition.

Subtle.

Pathfinder Charter Superscriber !! A Great Idea.

I hope I get to keep my tag too!


Lisa Stevens wrote:
It seems to me that IF a company were to stick with supporting 3.5 that they would need to find a way to keep the rulebooks for that system available and relevant. It would be like printing CCG expansions but not keeping the core set in print. Or making miniatures for a miniatures game that doesn't have the core rulebook in print. One thing I have learned in my years in the gaming industry is that if there isn't a core rulebook available at retail, then that game and all its supplements are dead to the retailer. Nothing can get them griping more than having your core rulebook out of print. So, yes, I think anybody, including Paizo, who is serious about sticking with 3.5, would have to find a way to keep a core rulebook in print. -Lisa

Lisa,

If Paizo publishes a v.3.5 or v.Paizo core rule book, you can count me in for at least 3 copies!


Erik Mona wrote:

1) Do you plan to convert to the new edition of D&D?

2) If Paizo converts its RPG products to 4.0, how will that affect your purchasing patterns for our products?
3) If Paizo does not convert its RPG products to 4.0, how will that affect your purchasing patterns for our products?

Erik -- In answer to your questions:

1) No, I will not convert to the new D&D version.

2) I will very reluctantly cancel my subscriptions to all of the Paizo products that use 4.0 rules. :-(

3. If Paizo does not convert to 4.0, I will continue my Pathfinder, Pathfinder Chronicles, GameMaster Modules and Planet Stories subscriptions. (The reason I would cancel Planet Stories also is because it would no longer make shipping cost sense to ship it alone.) If Paizo does not convert to 4.0, I will also support any new rulebooks Paizo publishes to continue the availability of v3.5 rules (a Paizo Golarion Handbook similar to a PHB would be a multiple-book purchase! ;-)

Thank you for asking, Erik.


Erik Mona wrote:


Assuming we move forward, we ought to get a look at the rules by the end of the month or the first couple weeks of next month.--Erik

Does this mean that Second Darkness will definitely be v3.5 because of writing/printing/shipping issues? (Since I'm not converting to v4.0, I'm hoping for a 'yes' for so many reasons, not the least of which is my desire for the Drow Pathfinder Adventure Path.)


Jason Grubiak wrote:
3.75, if it were invented, would just be the 3.5 PHB reissued by another publisher that isnt WotC with little to no changes to the SRD. What little changes would be in there would just be some "tweaks" here and there to fix the parts of the rules that 3rd edition players feel need fixing. It really wouldnt be that different from 3.5 at all. Its not this new system you are thinking it is. The whole point of 3.75 (I think) is so 3rd edition PHBs would still be printed and sold somewhere...Not to create a new system.

I think you are correct. (Plus it'll have cool Pathfinder and GameMastery graphics and iconics, right?)

And I am glad to hear that it looks like the 3rd Pathfinder Adventure Path will turn out to be v3.5. I'm waiting for the Second Darkness with anticipation! (like the old ketchup advertisements)


Gary -- thank you very much! And thanks to the rest of Paizo for making these great products available!


Thank you, Gary!


Thank you very much!


bump :-)


Thank you, Cosmo!

Can you give me an idea of when the order will ship (eg. Wed, Thur, Fri)?


I received my card with my Pathfinder and GameMastery Module shipment yesterday.

My whole family loved it.

Thanks a bunch for the best Christmas Card ever!


If Creatures of Freeport is the only hangup, why don't you bump that item to ship with my next Pathfinder/GameMastery Module shipment so the order can go out?

I'm afraid of losing additional items off of the order if I try to wait for just that one book.

Thanks, Cosmo, in advance.


Cosmo,

In case something has changed with this order since we spoke this morning:

To avoid additional shipping, I would like to get the order complete rather than having cancellations of one or more items -- unless Paizo would like to pick up the additional shipping charges to break up the order.

I mention this because of the information on the messageboards tonight regarding how orders are staged and which orders are shipped first.

Please let me know how it works out. ;-) Thanks again!


Cosmo,

I wanted to confirm our conversation today that all of the items are in stock for order #819741 placed on November 17th, and it is ready to ship.

Since we spoke this morning, two items still show as backordered and the rest as pending.

Thank you again!


Erik Mona wrote:
Tars Tarkas wrote:


Have you decided when you will be offering Planet Stories subscriptions? I'd like to get copies shipped along with my Pathfinder and GameMastery Modules susbscriptions!

Indeed! I have written up all of the text and passed it on to our technical people, who are working out the bugs. Because the Planet Stories books fluctuate in size, it's difficult to give a good estimate of shipping charges far in advance. Once we work out a good way of explaining this and once the current Pathfinder mailing is done, it's near the top of the tech team's list.

I am getting very excited to offer these subscriptions! My sense is that some folks have been waiting on buying the books offered so far until the subscriptions are ready, and I want to give those folks a chance to get onboard soon!

That's me, Erik! I broke down and ordered a few of the books to give as Christmas presents, but I still need to subscribe to get copies for myself. I'm very glad to hear that after Pathfinder #4 is shipped, the "tech team" is putting a high priority on this. (I'm also looking forward to the Pathfinder Chronicles subscription.)

Any chance that you think we'll be able to subscribe before Christmas?


Jason Grubiak wrote:

I agree that Erik's posts as of late tell me that 4th edition will be comming to Pathfinder.

The best I can hope for now is that the 3rd Adventure Path and the Campaign Setting Hardcover are 3.5 before the big change comes and I stop buying.

Well, I will hate cancelling Pathfinder, GameMastery Modules and (upcoming) Pathfinder Chronicles subscriptions if Paizo goes v4.0 -- but that is the way it will have to be.

What scraps I've seen of D&D v4.0 have already convinced me that I do not want to own the books or play the game as the current WoTC team is envisioning it.

But maybe the Powers That Be at Paizo will make their save and go with v3.5 or v.Paizo. Like my buddy from Virginia says, "Where there's life, there's hope."


Gary Teter wrote:
The online supplement for Dungeon #146 is now available: 5.7 MB zip PDF

Fantastic! Thanks to everyone involved in getting this posted!


James Jacobs wrote:
Actually... what would happen would be that if 4th Edition were THAT different is that we'd have to radically restructure the 4th Edition rules to fit Golarion. And if the rules are SO outlandish that after that restructuring we'd have essentially a different game... that'd be an argument to stick with 3.5.

I hope you do stick with v3.5 or v.Paizo. I would like to continue buying Pathfinder, GameMastery Modules, Pathfinder Chronicles and those wondrous accessories like Rise of the Runelords Item Cards...but alas, I won't be buying them if Paizo caters to these radically-altered, supposed D&D rules called v4.0 about which WoTC won't even share scraps of information with their former brothers-in-blood at Paizo.

I can console myself with the thought that there will still be Planet Stories!


Lisa Stevens wrote:

Hey y'all:

We aren't quite ready to announce the details yet, but I saw some pretty nifty pictures of some greens (miniatures sculptors do their sculpts in this green material) and I was pretty darn excited. In the not too distant future, we will have unpainted metal miniatures of our iconics, the Pathfinder goblins, and other cool villains and monsters from the series. If the quality of these miniatures is any indication, you guys are going to love them. Expect some more info in a week or so.

-Lisa

Lisa,

I am wondering if there is an update on Pathfinder miniatures? I would very much like to buy multiple packs, and I am a slow painter, so the sooner that I start the better!

Thank you for any input.


Fake Healer wrote:
Brix wrote:

You asked for it, now go for 3point75.

3POINT75 is the only point of light in the D&D Community. It is the makeshift home of dissapointed Players and Dungeon Masters alike, who wish to stick to their favorite game and polish it, rather than to buy a new game (again) they don't like.

Here you find

- central message boards for all 3.x diehearts
- petition for 3.75
- A list of all publishers who join the 3.75 call

more content to come as more refugees arive

Find us at
3point75.

fixed the linkies.

I signed and did my part!


Shem wrote:

How about a "Journey to the Red Planet" Adventure Path...

BARSOOM, BARSOOM, BARSOOM...

I know I have been repetitive but I do not want to miss a chance to lobby for my favorite interpretation of Mars.

A Journey to the Red Planet Adventure Path would be reason enough for me to add a 2nd Pathfinder Subscription to my ongoing purchases. Hmmm, maybe I would need 3 copies....


Gary Teter wrote:

Tars, I wrote that before thinking about all the implications. (Potential subscription discounts, PDFs, etc.)

For now, let's say that contacting customer.service@paizo.com is your best option. I apologize for any confusion.

Okay, will do!


Vic Wertz wrote:
We will be offering subscriptions to the Pathfinder Chronicles supplements in the very near future. Subscribers will get free PDFs of their subscription products, and the shipments can be combined with other Paizo subscriptions to save on shipping costs.

This sounds great! After I subscribe, how should I go about cancelling the couple of Chronicles supplements I've already pre-ordered for January?


Vic Wertz wrote:
We will be offering subscriptions to Planet Stories in the very near future. Subscribers will get a discount off of the cover price, and the shipments can be combined with other Paizo subscriptions to save on shipping costs.

I am so ready for this!


Vic Wertz wrote:
I can also let drop that we haven't announced everything we're doing yet—there's at least one as-yet-unannounced product for early next year that will tie in to Curse of the Crimson Throne. Stay tuned to the Paizo Blog for updates!

Oh! OHHH! Could it be? Could it be Pathfinder minis?


I'm looking forward to ordering my 3 copies of this book once I know that it's going to be v.3.5 or v.Paizo.

Until the announcement is official one way or the other, I'll just wait and pray.


I'd like to extend my praise for the great story by Jason Bulmahn in the Pathfinder's Journal of Pathfinder 2.

I thought the story of Eando Kline, Redmare, and the Boggards was very well written and interesting.

(I wonder, will I ever find out what's in the box with the engraved outlines of human skulls, or is it lost to the Mushfens?)


DarkWhite wrote:
Paizo could use their considerable talent to create a compelling adventuers for young gamers, with all the moral dilemmas found in the Pathfinder series, but replacing murderous cults with concerns such as environmental damage for example - something that teaches without parents raising eyebrows. They could also include useful sidebars introducing specific game concepts to new players or GMs. Such products would probably require new branding to highlight them as entry-level or beginner-friendly products. Should Paizo stick with 3.5, this could be a way of introducing new blood into an ageing edition.

What a great idea! If this gets done, you can count me in for 3 copies of each Module produced in this line. I have a niece, nephew, and a couple young cousins who I'd love to introduce to RPGs with appropriate adventures.


DeadDMWalking wrote:
But my question to the rest of the Paizonians is how much is too much? When the 15th AP is coming out, do you think you'll still be here buying it? Or will you stop after the third comes out and you're not anywhere close to finishing the first?

If Paizo is still helmed by the folks producing the content now and they make it (v3.5 or v.Paizo), then I will buy it.

(If it passes onto my children to actually play all of the Adventure Paths when I am gone, then that is the way it will be. At least I'll get to read them all!)


flash_cxxi wrote:

I don't know about anyone else but alot of older DM/GM Screens I have seen came bundled with "something" else. I would love to see this happen and would be glad to pay more for it. Any of these options would be welcome:

* 20 page Adventure (ala Hollow's Last Hope or Into the Haunted Forest)
* Pathfinder Specific Character Sheets
* Small book with Setting Info (Player's Guide to CotCT, Info on the Gods, Setting info on all of the different Cultures of Golarion [Osiron, Minkai, etc...])

This sounds great! Put me in for a v3.5 version please.

How about using a Rune Giant somewhere on the screen?

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