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As it says on the title? Curiosity has got the best of me and some people have Charter Subscriber instead of plain old subscriber like me.

So what is a Charter Subscriber type of person?

Ta :D


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Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Society Subscriber

A Charter subscriber is someone who signed up to the AP line right at the beginning, before the AP issues that compensated for the end of the Dungeon and Dragon magazine subscriptions finished if I recall the cutoff point accurately. Cancelling the subscription then restarting it loses the Charter status.

Silver Crusade

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Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

IIRC Lisa said there were 1000 charter subscribers as of nowadays.


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It means they were there when it all started.

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

A Charter subscriber is someone who had a Dungeon/Dragon subscription when Paizo stopped publishing, transferred from there to being an AP subscriber, and have continued until now.


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Enlight_Bystand wrote:
A Charter subscriber is someone who had a Dungeon/Dragon subscription when Paizo stopped publishing, transferred from there to being an AP subscriber, and have continued until now.

What he said...I was about to cancel my Dragon sub way back then, and suddenly I get this email/letter about Paizo no longer publishing Dragon or Dungeon, but they had this new series they were self publishing. On a whim I thought "Sure, why not..." and kept my sub.

Glad I did!


Cool and interesting, thanks


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I may be different, in that I had no subscription to Dungeon or Dragon - I just came across this hard-back book with a big adventure in it (Shackled City I think :-)) and thought - wow, these guys are cool.

I went on the website and subscribed, starting with an adventure called "Burnt Offerings" - after all, it looks cool, and if I didn't like it, I could always cancel the sub...

4-5 years later, I am still here, buying FAR too much stuff for my wallet's health!!

I think there are less and less of us "Charter Subscribers" these days - I remember hearing from the boards here that approx 4-5 months ago, we were down to about 1,100 or so? Either way, the board title is a nice little tribute that give me a little glowy feeling of warmth ehheheheh Of course, if Paizo wants to hand out other freebies to the loyal-1000, please feel free (other than continuing to provide some really good adventures, of course!) :-)

Aiddar

Sczarni

You did not need to have a dungeon or dragon subscription, as long as you sub scribed to the adventure pathes, sight unseen (before the first one shipped). Basicly its to honor those who had enough faith that the magazine company could pull off a monthly book wellbefore seeing it


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The few...the proud...the Goblines.

(Insert image of goblin in U.S. Marine dress blues with ceremonial dogslicer.)

Liberty's Edge

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Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

I used to be a Charter Subscriber like you, then I took an arrow in the wallet.

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 16

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I used to be a charter superscriber! Then I made it into RPG Superstar. Velcro Zipper already proved there are worse ways to lose your charter status.


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber
Vigil wrote:
I used to be a charter superscriber! Then I made it into RPG Superstar. Velcro Zipper already proved there are worse ways to lose your charter status.

Not a bad trade.


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber
Velcro Zipper wrote:
I used to be a Charter Subscriber like you, then I took an arrow in the wallet.

Ouch!!


OK and the next question, what is a Superscriber :)


Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

It is a shorthand for the products you are subscribing to:

For Pathfinder Superscriber (and the fun gray border) you need:

  • Pathfinder Adventure Path
  • Pathfinder Campaign Setting
  • Pathfinder Player Companion
  • Pathfinder Modules
  • Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
  • Pathfinder Tales
  • Pathfinder Pawns

Basically - everything with Pathfinder in the title.

For the Paizo Superscriber (and the nifty purple border) you need (i think)

  • Gamemastery Cards
  • Gamemastery Maps

(not sure on the second one)

Additionally you can also get a Comics Subscriber, Deluxe Comics Subscriber, and Battles Case Subscriber.

I *think* that is everything.

Dark Archive Owner - Johnny Scott Comics and Games

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As a Charter Subscriber, I'm proud to say that I've enjoyed the ride through Paizo's growing pains! I've never been disappointed by my monthly shipment. Good stuff all around. If I had to do it all again, I would in a heartbeat!

On the other hand, as a wife of a Charter Subscriber, my wife believes I've joined some kind of cult...


Looking at Larry's title, he has got Superscriber AND 'Pathfinder Roleplaying Game', so maybe the RPG is not in the superscriber? Or it is an error

Or Larry IS a member of a cult!


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Hey LOOK I am a Superscriber :D

It doesn't include the pawns (or the RPG too I guess), and I have enough plastic minis so they are not worth it to me. And I fancied trying the PF Tales, the one I have read was excellent, so just added that to my subs.

Or I have joined Larry's cult, best not to tell my wife ;-)

Ia Ia Lichman fhtagn!


Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Larry is a 'Pathfinder Campaign Setting Charter Superscriber'.

Which means he doesn't have ... something. Pawns maybe? Tales? Not sure really...

And the RPG is part of the 'Pathfinder Superscriber'


AH gotcha, I am too and I don't have pawns as I said. So yeah you are right.

Dark Archive Owner - Johnny Scott Comics and Games

No pawns for me, but I've got everything else.

Welcome to the cult!

Now you just need a phylactery and some dice...

Liberty's Edge

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Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Maps, Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
chavamana wrote:
For the Paizo Superscriber (and the nifty purple border) you need (i think)

mmmmmm Purple...


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I don't think it is fair that people like Dragnmoon, who obviously own a store (we've seen the pics), get the purple edges... ;-)

and Larry, I certainly have the dice, will a leather copy of Rappan Athuk or maybe the deluxe RotRL be good enough for a phylactery, when they arrive? :D

Owner - House of Books and Games LLC

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mach1.9pants wrote:
I don't think it is fair that people like Dragnmoon, who obviously own a store (we've seen the pics), get the purple edges... ;-)

You don't have to have a store. But it feels like it sometimes :)

(part of my dining room. office is similar 'cept it's all RPGs and minis)


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Plus Charter Subscribers, being the "Original Subscribers", are effectively immortal. They can only be killed by piercing their hearts with a d4 dipped in the ashes of a signed, 1ed DMG.
M


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Adventure Path Charter Subscriber
mearrin69 wrote:

Plus Charter Subscribers, being the "Original Subscribers", are effectively immortal. They can only be killed by piercing their hearts with a d4 dipped in the ashes of a signed, 1ed DMG.

M

He he he, this gets better all the time.


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mearrin69 wrote:

Plus Charter Subscribers, being the "Original Subscribers", are effectively immortal. They can only be killed by piercing their hearts with a d4 dipped in the ashes of a signed, 1ed DMG.

That wasn't supposed to get out!


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Relax. Who's got a signed 1ed DMG? :)
M

Dark Archive Owner - Johnny Scott Comics and Games

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More importantly: If you have one, would you really burn it? Besides, it'll take more than that to kill a Lich like me.

Luckily, my phylactery is well hidden...

Grand Lodge

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mearrin69 wrote:

Relax. Who's got a signed 1ed DMG? :)

M

Which printing?

;)


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Pathfinder Maps, Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

He didn't specify by who it would need to be signed...


LOL. By the author, clearly. :) And whichever printing had the smallest number of copies and was least likely to have been signed. Besides, who wants to kill and original subscriber anyway? Paizo would be sad...

Paizo Employee Customer Service Happiness-Inducement Imp

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Larry Lichman wrote:
Luckily, my phylactery is well hidden...

...for now.

But you are falling behind in the monthly payments and it's starting to make me feel a little bit... verbose. Perhaps even a bit loquacious. :)

Dark Archive Owner - Johnny Scott Comics and Games

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Now, Cosmo. No need to get tense. My former moneymanager has been...dealt with. You shall have your funds forthwith.


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Good to know there are still some of us left, I must have missed the memo on immortality but it makes the subscription even better value.

By the way, if it turns out to a false promise I'm going to be writting Paizo a stern letter....

Elcian


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Pathfinder Maps, Pathfinder Accessories, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Thank you random thread.
The purple border just showed up one day and I actually thought it was a "low poster" indicator or something.

Good to know it is just an indicator of my OCD. Everything must remain complete and up to date.

Sovereign Court

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Pathfinder Maps Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber
mearrin69 wrote:

Relax. Who's got a signed 1ed DMG? :)

M

I burned mine.

Oops…

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Enlight_Bystand wrote:
A Charter subscriber is someone who had a Dungeon/Dragon subscription when Paizo stopped publishing, transferred from there to being an AP subscriber, and have continued until now.

Not true, I never had a Dungeon or Dragon subscription. To be a charter subscriber you just had to buy an AP subscription before the first AP issue (Rise of the Runelords 1 Burnt Offerings) was published.

edit- wow didn't realize this was such an old thread before I posted.

Owner - House of Books and Games LLC

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And every once in a rare while the numbers get out. Last time I saw an actual number, I think they were down to something like 1100-1200 charter subscribers.

I always get nervous I'm going to make a heinous error and get kicked off the island, but so far so good :)

Owner - House of Books and Games LLC

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And now for a totally unscientific, baseless observation: about a year later, of the 16 identifiable Charter Subscribers in this thread, one is no longer.

So, based on Gorbacz's comment and using Fermi estimation (yeah, I'm an XKCD fan :), one could guess there's now roughly 15/16*1000 = 938 Charter Subscribers.

I'm always curious about such things :)

Lantern Lodge Customer Service Dire Care Bear Manager

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gbonehead wrote:

And now for a totally unscientific, baseless observation: about a year later, of the 16 identifiable Charter Subscribers in this thread, one is no longer.

So, based on Gorbacz's comment and using Fermi estimation (yeah, I'm an XKCD fan :), one could guess there's now roughly 15/16*1000 = 938 Charter Subscribers.

I'm always curious about such things :)

Interesting.


Wow....talk about thread necromancy...

Anyhoo, yeah, I dropped my AP sub due to increasing lack of time to play, and I didn't see the need to carry on, difficult decision that it was.

I still have all my original books, arranged safely on a shelf. Haven't taken to step toward zip-locking them up yet...but I wonder now if maybe it's time.....


Nice. This question has popped up a few times already, if memory serves. I remember (dimly, due to advanced age) posting about getting a sub for Dungeon mag and Dragon mag to Europe, which was not an easy task, but paizo solved it admirably. The one big hiccup near the end of the mags was due to some trouble with the UK-located retailer, if memory serves, but even that was solved very well, as were any customer service related troubles I ever had (which were not that many), perhaps half a dozen or so. My first order was a Europe sub for both mags, nearly 9 years back now. Well, I´m getting old.

Sovereign Court Owner - Enchanted Grounds, President/Owner - Enchanted Grounds

mach1.9pants wrote:

I don't think it is fair that people like Dragnmoon, who obviously own a store (we've seen the pics), get the purple edges... ;-)

If Dragnmoon owns a store, he has never told me so. Which one, Dragnmoon? And why is that not on your tag instead of the subscriber info? My subs don't show up...

Owner - House of Books and Games LLC

Sara Marie wrote:
gbonehead wrote:

And now for a totally unscientific, baseless observation: about a year later, of the 16 identifiable Charter Subscribers in this thread, one is no longer.

So, based on Gorbacz's comment and using Fermi estimation (yeah, I'm an XKCD fan :), one could guess there's now roughly 15/16*1000 = 938 Charter Subscribers.

I'm always curious about such things :)

Interesting.

Heheh

Well, certainly interesting for me. I'm sure you can just do a query and get the actual number, so it might be less interesting for you :)

Edit: I bought a store (sort of) on eBay once. Once.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Maps, Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
Drogon wrote:
If Dragnmoon owns a store, he has never told me so. Which one, Dragnmoon? And why is that not on your tag instead of the subscriber info? My subs don't show up...

Randomly checked the Thread, and noticed I was mentioned...

I don't own a Store I think he was joking because I have posted Pics of the 1000's of RPG Books I do own.

Sovereign Court Owner - Enchanted Grounds, President/Owner - Enchanted Grounds

<--- Jealous


I could have been a Charter subscriber but I was in the phase of my life where I was just not interested in pre-canned adventures....still am...with the exception of Pazio's stuff.


gbonehead wrote:
Sara Marie wrote:
gbonehead wrote:

And now for a totally unscientific, baseless observation: about a year later, of the 16 identifiable Charter Subscribers in this thread, one is no longer.

So, based on Gorbacz's comment and using Fermi estimation (yeah, I'm an XKCD fan :), one could guess there's now roughly 15/16*1000 = 938 Charter Subscribers.

I'm always curious about such things :)

Interesting.

Heheh

Well, certainly interesting for me. I'm sure you can just do a query and get the actual number, so it might be less interesting for you :)

Me too. Poor souls at Paizo having to live without the mystery.

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