So back to the "what about this content" question...


RPG Superstar™ 2008 General Discussion


So, Paizoites, any more thoughts as to putting the cool entries from all these rounds together into a more convenient format than scattered across the messageboards?

Or letting someone else do it for you - I'm sure many folks would volunteer to take the entries from the various rounds and slap 'em into a PDF for you. Very minimal work. (I'd be surprised if several folks haven't already done so for their own reference.)

Heck, as an added bonus you could give all the original authors like a week to revise whatever they want to in their entries (since they got all kinds of good feedback) and then PDF 'em up. No editing, volunteer editing, or a cursory pass from a Paizo editor would all be OK.

What do the masses say - who'd like to see that? It would be a great way of giving lasting props to all the contestants and provide a cool resource at very low cost to the throngs of folks who have become fervent Paizo visitors from the contest.


I'd love to see that available. There were a lot of cool entries that I'd like to use and (if it were me) I'd be thrilled to have a free PDF with my name in it available for download on Paizo even if I didn't win.

Liberty's Edge

Since I can't second such a suggestion, I will 'third' it. It's a great idea to make all this information available in an easy to access format.

That is, unless you all have other plans for it....

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I think it's pretty clearly a no-brainer.

As soon as someone does this, someone will say "hey, send it to me!" and there will be 2.2B other "me too!" responses.

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 16 aka Sir_Wulf

I'd really like to edit my work before it went into a PDF, but I don't want it to fade into obscurity.

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32 aka Sheyd

I'm with Mister MacKenzie, I'd certainly like to polish up my entries before they were 'Pdf'ed'.


Not to be a killjoy, but don't you need permission from Paizo before you go distributing? They own the copyrights to anything submitted.


varianor wrote:
Not to be a killjoy, but don't you need permission from Paizo before you go distributing? They own the copyrights to anything submitted.

Yeah, you see, that's the point of the post and asking the Paizo crew about it. Thus this thread. The one you're posting in.

Ideally, Paizo'd put 'em together and distribute them. My point is that if they are willing but don't have the time, I'm sure volunteer effort would work to do the compilation, it's a simple task.


Unless you have written permission from Paizo itself to do this composition(and a message board post to the "Paizoites" is not getting permission from the right people), it's not a valid exercise. The idea is a good one. If you get permission, I'm even willing to put my objection aside and volunteer editing services.


Ernest, I asked about putting together a compilation way back in the beginning of the competition and it was a firm "No." Not even on a volunteer/free basis.


Varianor: I think you miss my point, the point of this thread is to engage the Paizo Publishing staff on the question. I imagine my less specific "Paizoites" makes you think I was addressing it to the general populace; I meant Erik et al. by it. It won't let me edit that post, otherwise I'd change it to clarify.

Lilith: Hmmm, not a good sign, but I wonder if the perhaps unforseen popularity of this contest would change their mind.

Erik, what about it? The rest of y'all - post a reply if you'd love a PDF of the contest entries!

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Ernest Mueller wrote:
The rest of y'all - post a reply if you'd love a PDF of the contest entries!

I'd pay $ for that.

Scarab Sages

You're best option is do it yourself and keep it to yourself. I've had some conversations on this, and no, it is not permissable to gather, edit and disseminate the material from this contest. So its not going to happen. Paizo may, at some point, decide it would be worthwhile to produce a version of "The Best of RPG Superstar", but until then, we have these message boards.

That said, I would love to see a "Best of..." compilation, eventually. It looks like we are going to do this again. And again, and again. After a few contests, it would be very interesting to see such an item.


allen trussell wrote:
I've had some conversations on this, and no, it is not permissable to gather, edit and disseminate the material from this contest. So its not going to happen. Paizo may, at some point, decide it would be worthwhile to produce a version of "The Best of RPG Superstar", but until then, we have these message boards.

The point of this thread is to ENCOURAGE Paizo to go ahead, already, and make the decision to do this or something like this!

To aid with the encouragment, the suggestion has been made that, if time and resources is the key reason holding them back from going ahead, there are most likely many members of the community more than willing to volunteer their own sweat and tears to bring the info together and even edit it before they pass it back to Paizo who can then make the nice tidy package available to everyone in a fully legal manner.

I, for one, would love to see such a compilation, and would even spend money on it if the entries had gone through a limited amount of editting first.

:-j(enni)

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