I don't know how much money Paizo got for the first Owlcat games but I feel like they should've done whatever they could to keep Owlcat making Pathfinder games for the brand exposure. Owlcat doing a 2E game would've been fantastic to show off the new system and get their brand out there. I will buy the Rogue Trader nevertheless because I love CRPGs. Please Paizo push for more Pathfinder videogames.
They won’t be able to stop losing employees just like the rest of the USA right now. The grass is greener on the other side across all industries. I know it sucks for us as gamers to see these people leave Paizo but they are leaving for what I would imagine is a very valid and supportable reason. Money.
You guys are missing out on something awesome I haven't seen anyone mention.
Redone maps with Forgotten Adventures assets.
I have been a Patreon of theirs since the beginning and I can say any map done with their assets will be a real treat.
Just wanted to make sure they got mentioned as if you build maps or use dungeondraft they are an excellent choice to use!
This is great news, I'm glad Paizo realized they had a big group of people on Foundry that wanted official content and made the happen.
I have a summoner player with an Eidolon that has failed a few saving throws for a disease and is about to die.
Do effects from diseases or death or being unconscious effect the summoner if it is afflicting the Eidolon?
If it doesn't effect the summoner what happens to the eidolon when it dies from a disease? Does it just disappear like regular damage then reappear when summoned?
I understand the writers not wanting to write about dark subjects and I'm ok with that. I just change out anything in any AP I want to make darker or grittier or just different and that's that.
When Paizo starting being more aware and woke I was taken aback by it at first then I came to the conclusion that if it appeals to more people and makes more people feel included that is nothing but a good thing.
I remember our high school receiving free computer games from companies for the computer club and I know its not feasible for Paizo or any other TTRPG company to send out free rulebooks but sending out the CRB and Bestiary and maybe an adventure path as a PDF to any registered high school seems like a great idea to me.
Lets be real on the piracy front too, if someone wants to get something it's not hard.
I'm going to echo some of the sentiments here as a physical product purchaser that I would love to use this at my table but having to buy everything again is a hard no for me.
The products looks like it will be top notch and I'm excited to see what demiplane does but the added cost is just too much to make it feasible to use.
I would love Paizo to include a QR code system or something for those of us who purchase physical product to be included in this new digitalization they are shooting for with the Paizo connect.
I am long time GM who buys every Starfinder/Pathfinder product but I also use a table tv and other digital things at my table which means I need to sometimes purchase an AP twice so I can use the maps at my table and have easier access to the AP while playing the game.
Please Paizo integrate physical with digital somehow!
I am in Canada so subscribing from you isn't really an option due to the exorbitant shipping cost and I love to support my LGS.
If you truly want to join the digital age I think you are taking the right steps and this product looks amazing but we need some love for the purchases of the actual physical product as well.
Freehold DM wrote:
That's fair of you to mention, the benefits I had being in a union were wage increases that were usually yearly and pretty good job security. I'm in Canada so health benefits work differently here but I actually have better health benefits now being in a non-union job. My wages are higher as well but I'm an outlier in that I have a supervisory position in a large construction company.
My experience with unions is in a totally different country and industry.
From what I've read on USA unions though the picture isn't great.
Please don't take any of this as me being negative on Paizo employees fighting for themselves I just think people might be counting on a union being some miraculous cure when it's very possible it ends up being far from it.
I've heard some of the numbers over the years what Paizo employees make and its horrendous when compared to what the living costs of the state are but only the Paizo owners and executives know if Paizo can actually afford to pay them more.
Well hopefully their union works out.
In my experience in unions however the results are very mixed and very biased to show favoritism to senior members with more years with a company.
Wages go up and people deemed not as necessary get laid off to pay for wage increases.
More positions are created and I imagine with Paizo hiring a fulltime HR person one or more people might get laid off to make room in budget.
I truly hope I'm wrong but after 25+ years in a heavily unionized industry I know full well the pitfalls and benefits of unionizing.
I've been kept on in jobs because of years served when they didn't need me as an additional supervisor because of a union. I would've rather them kept some of the young guys who needed the job more than me because I have very in-demand job skills and getting a new job isn't hard and usually ends up with pay increase or at the very least ends up being the same.
Mark Stratton wrote:
An average HR person makes 60K a year in washington.
I would imagine any kind of fulltime consultant would be about the same or more.
I would imagine based on what I have seen that most Paizo employees would be thrilled if they had a 60K a year salaried position.
Removed the obviously baiting comments and replies. Reminder to look over the community guidelines before you post something just to get a rise out of someone else.
Sure but you deleted my post earlier today which was neither baiting or offensive, you can't just delete someone because they don't agree with your views.
I'll say it again though.
Hiring a diversity consultant full-time for a company of 75 is ludicrous.
Hiring a HR person for a company of 75 is great.
Hiring either position will probably entail a salary more than most Paizo employees make.
I support a few Paizo employees on Patreon and have bought kickstarters from some that I will probably never use but I like to support the people who make the games I love.
People boycotting and bandwagoning on allegations goes pretty hard against something the USA dearly loves. Innocent until proven guilty.
Stopping subscriptions and purchasing of product might hurt the company or even kill it but the only people who will really lose the most with those actions are the people you say you are trying to support.
In order for a union to work and a company to be able to successfully unionize and raise wages the company would need to be profitable and not just barely scraping by.
I don't know if Paizo can afford the wages people are wanting.
I think profit margins are shrinking and Paizo is mostly just paying the wages with very little top end profit as of now.
Could I be wrong? Yes.
Foundry is the way to go for PF2E and it's the only VTT I will use personally.
I buy all my products as actual books but I was buying PDFs to use with foundry even though I owned the actual books and had no need for the PDFs other than to import into Foundry which did require a legitimate copy.
The lockdown is over so I don't use Foundry anymore but I wouldn't consider any other VTT and if I had to play online again I would gladly buy more PDFs from Paizo to use them in Foundry.
I feel like as long as a GM is trying to do his best and putting effort forth the onus really falls on the players to make known what they don't like or what they feel would be better for them.
Good GMs will listen and bad ones won't.
Being a GM is a very time consuming task and I spend about 5-8 hours weekly prepping maps and pawns and reading to make sure I am ready to GM.
I think this game hitting consoles is really a chance for Paizo to market their product. RPG's have always been one of the bigger markets for videogames and I hope Paizo is really getting behind this and marketing it as best as they can.
Pathfinder becoming a mainstream name like D&D should be the goal with this especially with the game being such a great game.