I am looking for a coder/developer familiar with Ruby on Rails to provide a quote to recode/redevelop an online application used to embed hyperlinks in PDFs uploaded to it as well as rewrite html files loaded to it to include hyperlinks.
If you have experience with such things please email email@example.com with a brief explanation of your coding experience and if you have any examples of your work that'd be helpful. Ideally I am also looking to pay for ongoing maintenance as needed when things break or don't work "as desired."
Again, email firstname.lastname@example.org if this is something you might have time and interest in.
More details will be provided upon contact.
This product now includes a special foreword from Swords & Wizardry creator Matt Finch. Pasting it here since I love it so much:
Matt Finch wrote:
"Back at the very beginnings of the Swords & Wizardry project, we had a couple of different goals in mind. First was to offer people the kind of open-ended rules that characterize the very beginning of role-playing games. The second goal, though, was to provide people with a framework for tinkering around to create an individualized set of house rules. Goldenrod’s Guide to Combat for Swords & Wizardry offers a set of tools for creating some of those house rules. It’s a set of options for making combat more tactical, picking and choosing the bits you like, and offering some commentary on each one. It’s a great set of resources that maintain what I think is the essential flavor of the game, but allow people to branch out and deepen some of the fundamental aspects of it. For gaming groups that really like to dig into the nitty-gritty of combat, this is a great set of ideas for how to do it." - Matt Finch May 5, 2015
This book has gotten great reviews elsewhere but would love to hear from any Paizo shoppers who may have picked this up what you think!
The fundraiser we were holding at the d20pfsrd.com store to help a fellow gamer with medical expenses related to his liver transplant is now concluded.
I'm very pleased to say that the Open Gaming Store was able to donate over $3000 to his GoFundMe.
If you would like to contribute directly to his GoFundMe he is still just a couple hundred dollars short of his goal. If Exploding kittens can raise 8.7 million dollars can you help Joe get to just $5k for a liver? Show him that gamers care about gamers and get him funded please!
Go here to help (if you can): http://www.gofundme.com/mc9hx8
We were recently informed of a fellow gamer who is in need of a liver transplant and has some financial difficulties due to his medical costs. In order to help he has set up a GoFundMe fundraiser. We're going to try to help out by marking all d20pfsrd.com Publishing products down by 50% at all sales locations.
As soon as we can get the sale activated at Paizo we'll have it set up there as well. So here's the deal, all our books are marked down 50% and 95% of the proceeds will be donated to Joe's GoFundMe fundraiser (the remaining 5% will be used to cover credit card transaction fees).
If you'd like to read the details or just donate directly, here is his GoFundMe page:
Find the deals at the d20pfsrd.com store:
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Various 3rd party Pathfinder publishers want to literally give you free books (print and/or PDF) and all you have to do is help add their content to d20pfsrd.com. Seems like win/win/win for everyone since you basically get free books to add 3pp content to the SRD site everyone is using anyway.
Email email@example.com from (or include) an email account which works with various Googly-things (News/Docs etc) and you'll be added as an editor. As soon as you add stuff you get free stuff. Sound cool?
Hey everyone, just wanted to make sure if anyone has any questions, comments, or complaints about Blood & Steel, Book 1: The Fighter, the latest release from d20pfsrd.com Publishing, please feel free to do so here!
Here is the full product description:
Blood & Steel, Book 1: The Fighter is the first in a new series from d20pfsrd.com Publishing focusing on martial combat oriented classes and focuses on the FIGHTER.
"The fighter's best friend is steel. Steel in his hands, used to end the lives of his foes, and steel on his back, protecting him from fang and claw of the monsters he faces."
This book introduces tons of new options for fighters including:
Here's a free sample (pages 3-5):
Gun Fighter (Fighter Archetype)
A gun fighter has the following class features.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency
Shoot Fast (Ex)
Gun Training (Ex)
Dead shot (Ex)
Opening Volley (Ex)
Put Them Down (Ex)
Knock Them Down (Ex)
The Mind Over Matter series provides new psionics options including new archetypes, psionic powers, feats, and more for psionics-wielding characters, all fully compatible with the de facto standard for psionics rules by Dreamscarred Press for the Pathfinder Roleplaying game.
Mind over Matter: Psychic Warrior, Aegis & Vitalist adds the following new options!
The Bulwark Sovereign Aegis Archetype
Reverie Templar Psychic Warrior Archetype
Verdant Metamorph Vitalist Archetype
Vivere Vitalist Archetype
New Psionics Feats
New Psionics Powers
BONUS! Mythic Mayhem!
Available now in the d20pfsrd.com store and here as soon as it is approved as well as RPGNow (also as soon as it is approved)!
Just wanted to let everyone know we're having great success thus far and have gotten great reviews on other sites for our latest release, Mind over Matter: Psion and Soulknife. This book adds a bunch of new options for psionics wielding characters and is available for just $4.99.
It's available here at Paizo, at the d20pfsrd.com store, and at RPGNow so feel free to pick it up at your store of choice. Just an FYI also, if you pick up Ultimate Psionics at the d20pfsrd.com store before end of this month you get a PDF copy of Mind over Matter: Psion and Soulknife at no extra charge!
Hey gang! We're exceptionally proud to finally have a real product out! We're available at all the usual locations (d20pfsrd.com store, RPGNow, and now even here at Paizo!)
I wanted to post some more info about the book here and give credit to all of the contributing authors!
Within this 26 page book you'll find 6 new summoner archetypes, 4 new evolutions, 3 new eidolon base forms, 10 new spells, 3 new summoner friendly prestige classes and a new alternate base class for the summoner.
Here's some more info:
Eidolon Master Archetype
Swarm Sculptor Archetype
Tribal Shaman Alternate Class
Lyrical Summoner Prestige Class
Necrosummoner Prestige Class
Primal Summoner Prestige Class
New Eidolon Base Forms
If you'd like to know more just ask!
Hey all, if you like to chat with other Pathfinder players via Facebook, the Fans of d20pfsrd.com Facebook group now has over 1300 members, with hundreds of posts per day (at least!) We'd love to have you stop on by and chat about either d20pfsrd.com, open gaming in general, or Pathfinder specifically.
We've created forums now for posting Paizo IP sightings. That means that if you notice a "made-up" word like "Golarion" or "Desna" somewhere on d20pfsrd.com can you please let us know so we can fix it? We've been going through the site daily searching for and scrubbing such references but we know there's still a lot lurking out there hiding under rocks and in the corners. We could use your help in locating these buggers! Just hop over to the forums (they're linked to in the sidebar on the site) and post a note letting us know where you found something.
On a related note (that of needing help!) we're expecting to begin working on several new Paizo releases in the next day or two. We could really use some more warm bodies helping us out in this process! Advanced HTML or web-editing skills are not absolutely required (so if you don't have them don't let that stop you from volunteering) but if you DO have such skills we can put them to good use. We'll explain more if/when you offer to assist. You can reply here with a Google ID (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com etc.) and just let us know you'd like to help. We'll get you set up asap.
On another somewhat related note, we're right now considering a fairly significant architecture move off of our current hosting platform (Google Sites) onto something that will integrate all of the various SRD sites I/we manage as well as the store into one integrated "product" where you will have one user id which gets you different things in different places. For example, register for the Pathfinder SRD and you get discounts on Pathfinder products in the store. By the same token your one ID may even be able to get you special access to early content or "prerelease" stuff. We're working out those details now. Also, this new platform allows publishers to have their own logins to manage their own content in the store and in the SRDs. We're excited about the possibilities this brings BUT NO ACTUAL work has begun nor have major decisions been made. We still are considering the best way to get the 20,000+ static html pages in the d20pfsrd into a more structured (i.e. database) setup. That's going to take some programmatic efforts. If you've got experience or expertise there (getting massive amounts of data out of one place and into another) and have some free time please let us know!
In order not to bloat the Paizo forums with our site-related discussions we've set up a new group we hope you'll stop in and check out.
You can find it HERE!
We're only just now setting it up so get in on the ground floor, start some threads, and complain if things aren't working :D
Also, we've got a special section for publishers to post product announcements and also publishers have different permissions than "regular" users allowing you to post announcements etc. We'll be contacting you guys separately also!
Look forward to seeing some peeps stop by!
Well, "d20pfsrd.com Presents: Open Gaming Monthly" is off to an awesome start! It's currently #3 in the RPGNow Top 100, #1 in the Pathfinder category, and #1 in Publisher Resources. This is already better than #1 did BUT WE STILL DON'T HAVE ANY REVIEWS! If you think it sucks, tell us! If you think it was awesome, let us know! We'd love to hear your thoughts.
Ok, a post in a different thread indicated that our "social" presence might not be as obvious as we'd like it to be so I'm posting links to our various social network locations here. Hope to see some of you wander into whichever social network you prefer.
Yes, we're social. :D
New stuff from Rite Publishing hit the site today!
New Classes, Bloodlines & Archetypes
We've wrapped up getting Path Magic Unbound, Volume 1 from Radiance House added to d20pfsrd.com! Everyone say thanks to Radiance House too since they came to US to get it added! Check out all the awesomesauce!
New Archetypes for that New Class!
Binging Spirits Rules!
New Archetypes and Bloodlines for Core Classes!
There's more too, but you might have to poke around a bit to find it. Enjoy! (Oh and say thanks to Radiance House by buying their stuff... they deserve it!)
Hey everyone! Ryan Costello Jr. and Perram will be reviewing the new "d20pfsrd.com Presents: Open Gaming Monthly" magazine on the wildly popular Know Direction podcast tonight!
Listen in and get all the awesome Pathfinder roleplaying game news, reviews, and interviews you're used to from them and then see what they think of the mag!
Note: We have not heard anything from them yet so it will be just as much news to us as you guys. We'll be listening intently waiting to see what they think!
You can find it here!
I swear to Zeus, Odin, or whomever else is a high muckety-muck, this really happened, today. My wife works with someone who has an adult son with Down's Syndrome (or that's what she just told me on the phone.) Her son stays home by himself during the day while she (my wifes friend) is at work. He understands that he is only to call her if it is an emergency. Today he called her in a panic. She got out of him that he captured a leprechaun. She explained to him that he knows that leprechauns do not actually exist. He very adamantly insisted he has one captured. She went home at lunch time to calm him down. When she got home she heard a pounding coming from a bedroom closet and her son forcefully holding the door closed. She immediately rushed to open the door, and out springs a ... little person or dwarf, or whatever is the politically correct term. He was obviously in quite a state of distress. She learned that he is a Jehova's Witness and had just been making the rounds... Needless to say he was none-to-pleased at his predicament. I kid you not, that JUST happened this morning in the Detroit Michigan suburbs. I couldn't have made up a funnier story. Ok, carry on.
There is a new, monthly PDF magazine on the horizon focusing on OPEN GAMING, i.e. gaming under various open licenses.
This new magazine is being put together by Fat Goblin Games and shall be called...
"d20pfsrd.com Presents: Open Gaming Monthly"
This magazine will essentially be run by Fat Goblin Games, but with some editorial input from yours truly and with articles by almost anyone in the industry or via submission from readers/fans.
It will include a news sections detailing what's happening in the industry from an open gaming perspective as well as what's happening on d20pfsrd.com (Pathfinder SRD), d20swsrd.com (Swords & Wizardry SRD), d20herosrd.com (Mutants & Masterminds SRD), and d20modernpf.com (Modern Path SRD) as well announce new products in the d20pfsrd.com estore :D
Disclaimer: While it will carry a lot of Pathfinder-focused material it is explicitly NOT intended to be limited to just Pathfinder. It is open to any "open" game system. Note also that while not EVERY piece of every issue will be 100% Open Game Content, we'll be making a diligent effort to make sure the percentage is as close to 100% as possible.
Here's a summary provided to me by Rick from Fat Goblin Games of the expected outline of the mag (so far...)
DESIGN & GMING
I'd LOVE to see some of your names in the mag! If you think you're good enough (and I know some of you certainly are!) then get ready to get your name in a published mag!
LASTLY! DON'T ASK ME ANYTHING ELSE! I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ELSE! :D
Rick and those portly gobbers are running with this so if you have questions please try to flag one of those guys down!
WOOT! 2013 IS GONNA ROCK!
All three of the insanely beautiful Cerulean Seas products have received a price cut!
Cerulean Seas Campaign Setting and Undersea Sourcebook
Cerulean Seas: Waves of Thought
Cerulean Seas: Indigo Ice
Hey everyone! If you didn't know already d20pfsrd.com has opened an estore selling rpg-related materials!
We've already got many major publishers (look and see! http://shop.d20pfsrd.com) who've signed on but we want a much wider base of offerings, representing many different game systems.
If you're a publisher of any roleplaying game-related materials, whether that be adventure modules, player-focused character option books, downloadable/printable cards or tokens, or whatever, WE WANT YOUR PRODUCTS! We've only been open since December 1st of this year but we're growing EXTREMELY QUICKLY! We've got hundreds of products from very many publishers, and we're selling very many products each day.
If you're making Pathfinder, Swords & Wizardry, or Mutants & Masterminds-related game materials, we've got even better news for you. We can post your products on the associated SRD sites for each of those game systems so players can see your products right while using the SRD sites! I can tell you that so far this has seemed a very successful combo!
Anyway, if you want to get started please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get going! We'd love to have you!
The skeleton and zombie entries say the following under attacks:
"A skeleton/zombie retains all the natural weapons, manufactured weapon attacks, and weapon proficiencies of the base creature."
It also says the following under feats:
"A skeleton/zombie loses all feats possessed by the base creature."
2. If "base creature" in this example means hill giant and not humanoid, would a skeleton or zombie hill giant retain its proficiency with greatclubs? Which takes precedence--the undead retaining its old weapon proficiency or its loss of all feats, including weapon proficiency feats?
Inner Sea Bestiary went live moments ago!!
Android, Apostasy Wraith, Beetle (Scarab and Stalk), Blighted Fey Template, Blighted Fey Satyr, Cayhound, Ceru, Charnel Colossus, Fungus Queen, Fungoid Simple Template, Ghoran, Shadow Giant, Monkey Goblin, Golem (Marrowstone, Noqual, Quantium), Kakuen-Taka, Khaei, Korir-Kokembe, Termagant Kyton, Lashunta, Lorthact, Mana Wastes Mutant, Mutant Gnoll (Fighter 2), Deadly Mantis, Mockingfey, Moxix (Unique Demon), Nightripper (Unique Demon), Oronci, Petrified Maiden, Psychopomp (Memitim, Shoki, Viduus), Robot (Annihilator, Gearsman, Myrmidon), Spawn of Rovagug (Chemnosit, the Monarch Worm and Volnagur, the End-Singer), Spellscar Fext, Star Monarch, Syrinx, Thin Man, Umbral Shepherd, Vetala Vampire, Veiled Master, Vespergaunt, Water Wraith, Whirlmaw, Woundwyrm, and Zelishkar of the Bitter Flame (Unique Daemon).--
OK, haven't updated CR and terrain lists yet. Give a day or two. :-)
NPC Codex in the works, should be later this month!
Brett, d20prsrd.com Beastmaster
The d20pfsrd.com eStore is ROLLIN! We've already got content from all of the following publishers in place and MUCH MORE COMING!
Here's what we ALREADY HAVE:
Here's what's on the way!
And many more!
Some highlights I didn't even know about...
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All of the text from NPC Codex and Inner Sea Bestiary has been extracted, formatted, and fully linked but it remains in what we call the pre-breakdown stage. That means that we work on the text all in one big HTML page prior to splitting the individual monsters and NPCs out into their own new pages. I've already done, myself, all of the work on both of these books leading to this stage. Now they just need some warm bodies to do the work of copying and pasting the html for each monster and NPC into new pages. Until we get some more warm bodies volunteering to do these steps these books are on hold. I can't do it all folks, especially not when there are only like 9,000 other tasks I also need to do and routinely blow off to work on these projects.
If you'd like to help out, but can't because (insert reason) we appreciate the thought but there's no real need to respond here or email me why you can't but would love to help. We really just need to hear from people who CAN help.
If you think you might, you don't need massive HTML knowledge. Really just enough to know how to cut and paste already existing HTML from one BIG page into many smaller pages. If you would like to join the team just respond here or email me directly (email@example.com) WITH A GOOGLE ID.
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Got some questions for whomever is strong in monster rules... This is regarding the zombie template.
1.) A normal (Large) Hill Giant has 10 HD and is CR 7. The (Large) Hill Giant Zombie has 13 HD and is CR 6. The Zombie template says this regarding HD:
Hit Dice: Drop HD gained from class levels (minimum of 1) and change racial HD to d8s. Zombies gain a number of additional HD as noted on the following table.
Zombie Size Bonus Hit Dice
So, shouldn't the Hill Giant Zombie have 12 HD not 13? The Zombie size (Large) indicates +2 HD. Why does it have 13 HD?
2. A normal Hill Giant has speed 40. The Zombie template does not appear to indicate a zombies base speed decreases. However, the Hill Giant Zombie has speed 30 listed. I'm guessing this is an artifact left behind from the previous Hill Giant Zombie in Rise of the Runelords that had speed 30 because it was wearing armor. Can anyone tell me if they agree or disagree?
Speed: Winged zombies can still fly, but maneuverability drops to clumsy. If the base creature flew magically, so can the zombie. Retain all other movement types."
3. Does anyone else think these two line items in the Zombie template conflict with each other?
"Attacks: A zombie retains all the natural weapons, manufactured weapon attacks, and weapon proficiencies of the base creature. It also gains a slam attack that deals damage based on the zombie's size, but as if it were one size category larger than its actual size (see Natural Attacks)."
"Feats: A zombie loses all feats possessed by the base creature, and does not gain feats as its Hit Dice increase, but it does gain Toughness as a bonus feat."
Possible Spoiler Alert:
"The four figures around the Headless Lord were hill giants whom Mokmurian set against the lord one at a time to see how it fared in battle-when these giants perished by the lord's wrath, they rose as zombies under his control."
So then you look at the Headless Lords special abilities we find:
"Create Spawn (Su) A creature slain by the Headless Lord rises in 1d4 minutes as a fast zombie under the Headless Lord's control."
So then we turn the page to see the four zombies under his control and what do we find? NOT Fast zombies but regular zombies???
Linkified for your convenience: