I am happy and impressed by all involved. I am truly surprised by both the formation of the union and the voluntary acceptance of it. Both blow my mind (in a good way). This will be a challenge for all involved and I do have some fears. However, all good things are worth the effort. Fair labor and quality Paizo product are both worth fighting for.
Both labor and management need their space and time to figure this out. I hope that social media and these boards can now give it to them. This is not a quick fix.
I can see my past positives experiences with HR might be an anomaly. I do, however, believe the owners of Paizo care about their employees and want to treat them fairly (and inclusively).
An experienced HR person can help make that vision a reality. And certainly almost every complaint I’ve heard about at Paizo could have been either prevented or quickly resolved by a strong HR (enforcing that vision on the managers).
Now, if the owners of Paizo don’t have that vision, then that is a different conversation. And a very sad one for which there is no hope.
Great answer Jeff. I hope this will be enough in the long run, but for the moment I feel it is.
I completely agree. I’m impressed with the level of transparency and accountability in that statement. I think the most important thing stated was the back filling of a full time HR. Hard to move forward on these topics without one. Keep going!
I hear the anger and pain. However, I would encourage humility and grace with this. It is easier to tear down then to build up.
Humility in that we don’t really know what all happened. We just don’t. Nor are we likely to ever fully understand any HR related topics; even employees in the same company rarely know the truths. Also, Social media is notoriously bad at giving or finding “truth”.
Grace in that you should want Paizo management and staff to be treated in the same fair way that you would want to be treated. I can’t imagine the pain and fear that Jacob and Erik must feeling, being bashed on social media by the same fans that they put their heart and soul into creating content for. This is a very sad thing. Jacob, Erik, and whoever else the mob wants fired, deserve better from their fans. If you feel they did bad things then you should want them to improve and make amends. But like I said above, that is only a feeling you have. You don’t know.
You do you. But for me, I will continue to support Paizo and purchase their amazing inclusive content. Maybe someday there will be obvious facts on this subject. But that someday is not today.
Humility and grace.
You are a young, small, but mighty golem. Your products speak for themselves when it comes to questions of quality and inclusion.
I am grateful for all your hard work, enhancing my favorite pastime. Your staff and management that I met at both PaizoCon and Gencon are a joy to interact with. You are composed of people (a Flesh Golem?!?) that are capable both of great work and sometimes mistakes. Both can be true and it is ok. You will learn and evolve; that’s what young, small golems do.
I wish you a happy Gencon and to receive some grace during difficult times. Please keep putting out more and more content for me to buy.
Thank you!! I think you are right on both accounts.
M van Houte wrote:
Hm, well, I read about some workaround below and that seemed to do the trick: I emptied the cart, then added the pdfs piecemeal (one Season at a time), and the purchases went through. Of well, hopefully someone else reads this before running into the same kind of trouble.
I had the same problem and the work around of completely clearing out my cart (including those saved for later), solved the issue. My order has now gone through.
Shrink Laureate wrote:
Added the Wanderer's Guide. It's still in alpha, but looks very promising as website/app approach.
Here is a good walk-through of Wanderer’s Guide: https://youtu.be/p3TJt1WrK70I am truly puzzled by the lack of buzz about it on these Paizo boards. For me it’s a “game changer” for my PF2E play.
I’ve handled this in a lot of different ways. Still am not completely satisfied with my current approach.
What I currently do is host session summaries on Obsidian portal. After each session I do a detailed session summary from my GM notes. Me providing the Raw details, gives the players more freedom to not tell the whole story but just focus on what was Interesting to their character. Then for every player that posts in response “in character” I gift a 10% discount coupon at a magic shop to that player. I find that without a reward only one or two players post. With it, EVERYONE posts.
The only part of this I dislike is that it is more work for me. Especially since I do my best to make it an enjoyable read and not just raw facts. The big plus of my current approach is that it gives me an opportunity to emphasize important details that some players may not have absorbed during the session.
David knott 242 wrote:
Thank you for clarifying for me!
My order 21650010 has been pending since December 30th (when I fixed the CC info). What does that mean? Is there anything I can do to force it to be processed?
Do I just need to wait and be patient? I can be patient (believe it or not :) ). I’m just confused and really want my order.
Thank you in advance.
Works for me on Chrome, doesn't work on Firefox when I'm logged in. It does work when I am logged out. Just cleared my cache and cookies as well, no change. Edit: Scratch that, my SO had logged into it on Chrome. It's localized to my account and not hers.
Great find! Tomorrow I’ll try an experiment on my PC about this.
Not sure I agree with your last two sentences. 500 is a general catch all error. It’s possible for different users in different platforms to follow different page paths and get different results. For me, I don’t see this issue on my Win 10 PC, using Chrome, Edge, and IE. I only see it on my iPhone using Safari. So far with the posts in this thread, there doesn’t seem to be a common, predictable combination to reproduce.
The likely way this gets solved is if the site dev works with someone who is experiencing the problem, looking at server logs right after a user failure. This is not a guarantee to explain the problem but it’s a start. I don’t see any investigation that us users of the site can do on our own.
Edit: to clarify, he error is 100% reproducible just by visiting Paizo.com. What’s not clear is what combination of things is necessary to reproduce.
I nice troubleshooting guide that might Paizo web dev to check out is:
Given the symptoms, it is most likely a problem on Paizo’s end, as others have suggested. But without their help, I can’t confirm.
Some in this thread have suggested that Paizo can’t reproduce this. You don’t know if that is true or not because (to my knowledge) no one from Paizo has stated that.
I find it interesting that users on different platforms and browsers are experiencing this issue and that for everyone it started about a month ago.
For me personally, it’s not a serious problem because all three of the browsers on my PC work. For me, it’s iOS running Safari on my iPhone.
My ONLY concern is new customers effected might get frustrated and give up. I want Paizo to succeed. I am puzzled Paizo hasn’t responded to this issue yet.
Just wondering when this error will get fixed. it’s been there for over a week.
Wishing Paizo the best during these difficult times.
Personally, I would have found Page number much more useful to have on the card than an arbitrary card number. Easy Cross referencing is Important. But too late. Houses are already out of the barn.
Quark Blast wrote:
Great point! Regarding your True Story, until recently, I would have made the same mistake. There’s an interesting YouTube video on this topic here CGPGrey on Indian vs Native American
Correct. What you have stated dirtypool, only you said it much more elegantly than I did.
Aside from Planar Adventures and Book of the Damned, are there any other products that describe Xibalba? Ideally from an adventure. Thanks in advance for any help.
Soldier-1st, I don’t have a good answer for you but couldn’t leave your question unanswered. I did a search of my own resources because you made me curious but no luck. The PathfinderWiki footnotes are an important resource for me for finding original source material with more detail. Many times those footnotes have led to my purchasing product. Thankfully I have those two resources (I recommend them if you don’t have them, however neither has more than about a page on Xibalba). I worry that the PathfinderWiki editors might delete older sources but I don’t know that as fact.In any event, the good news is there are plenty of real world resources for Xibalba given by google. I hope Paizo does have another product with more detail but I suspect not.
Paizo Blog: Battle of the Pantheons: Pathfinder Society contest hosted by the Know Direction Network
Perhaps singular. There are example sentences Concordance of Rivals with verb choices that suggest this. “Imot was born in the mortal guilt.” “Imot is also the usher of dread.” But the pronouns in Concordance of Rivals are consistently plural. “Imot’s nature makes them the natural patron of mathematicians.” “They have great difficulty expressing themselves verbally and ....”
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Imot is a singular psychopomp usher, not a category of regular psychopomps, so they're more like a minor god.
What you are saying makes a lot of sense. Except it is odd that the pronouns in the description imply that there is more than one Imot. And it is also unclear that the Imot are the ones responsible for the calamities occurring.
Concordance of Rivals p. 9 does a good job of emphasizing that, for the most part, the “vague hints and hidden meanings”, that an Imot is compelled to give mortals about impending doom, will either inspire anxiety or often be figured out “far too late”. This implies there are times when mortals can interpret an Imot’s signs in time to avoid doom.
Given that we are currently in the Age if Lost Omens, where according to PathfinderWiki “no major prophecy comes true”, is this a contradiction if an Imot predicts a major catastrophe that is interpreted and avoided by PCs?
Count me interested in GMing at least one session. Is this PFS play only? 2E only? I am relatively new to 2E and new to Roll20 and it has been a few years since I was a Venture Captain, so I’d need to get up speed on the new PFS expectations, but this could be fun. Should I purchase a 2E PFS scenario or will there be any free ones I can run?
Maybe I should have some fun and run my absolutely favorite PF 1E PFS scenario converted to PF2E, Temple of Empyreal Enlightenment. Obviously, not valid as PFS.
Guess I’m asking what is my flexibility as a GM for this CON? 5E?
Paizo Blog: Battle of the Pantheons: Pathfinder Society contest hosted by the Know Direction Network
This is a great deal and might break me of my dead tree addiction. I just now used it to fill the gaps in my PF2E. Thank you Paizo! I hope you as a company, your employees and their families weather this pandemic storm strong.
Stay safe. Stay viable. Please post more Pathfinder Friday’s remotely on YouTube. I enjoy hearing from the team.
Very nice!!!! Requests:
I’ll definitely be backing this. I’ll also, once again, submit a monster, that I’m sure will fail to get published (if that’s a thing for this one).
Marc Radle wrote:
Dang. Should have used my inspiration to gain advantage on that roll. ;)Looking the pic, it could be my long hoped for 5E NPC Codex - or a nice 5E Spell Compendium. Both things wishful thinking.
Would love a nice thick hard bound of either of those from Kobold Press.