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Silver Crusade

Seems we greatly needed a topic such as this.

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When are the other Paizo folks going to allow you to scribe "Pathfinder Player's Companion: Flumphs of Golarion"?

Silver Crusade

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Gonna have to get to work on those cookies.

As for a question aside from adventures and followers of Desna what other allies do Flumphs usually have?

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I. M. Flumph MD wrote:
When are the other Paizo folks going to allow you to scribe "Pathfinder Player's Companion: Flumphs of Golarion"?

I'm not sure that's a good idea, really. I think I got most of my flumph love out with Misfit Monsters Redeemed.

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Rysky wrote:

Gonna have to get to work on those cookies.

As for a question aside from adventures and followers of Desna what other allies do Flumphs usually have?

They'd probably get along with anyone or anything that was kind and willing to actually listen to them. Maybe blink dogs?

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Adam Daigle wrote:
Maybe blink dogs?

Cayhounds!


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Have you got any good ideas for a new div or two?

Silver Crusade

Why did you go from a praying mantis-thing to a flumph? Do you hate insects?

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Mr. Daigle. Do you have any pictures of your awesome Flumph dress shirt, and if you do could you post a link here? Thanks!

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The Magnimar Book is up there as one of my favorite books in the campaign line. I think you have said James did a lot of work on that, but I also know that you can be gracious and modest too.

Can you share some parts of that book that you introduced or significantly impacted upon?

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Kajehase wrote:
Have you got any good ideas for a new div or two?

Nothing that I've got stored up in the ol' braincase, but a quick stroll through Persian folklore should net me something when the time comes to insert more divs into the world.

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Celestial Healer wrote:
Why did you go from a praying mantis-thing to a flumph? Do you hate insects?

No, I LOVE, L-O-V-E insects! I switched to the flumph when I started working here. It's a pretty good fit.

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F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
Mr. Daigle. Do you have any pictures of your awesome Flumph dress shirt, and if you do could you post a link here? Thanks!

I know I do somewhere. I'll have to find it.

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Jim Groves wrote:

The Magnimar Book is up there as one of my favorite books in the campaign line. I think you have said James did a lot of work on that, but I also know that you can be gracious and modest too.

Can you share some parts of that book that you introduced or significantly impacted upon?

James did the majority of that book. I only wrote the Denizens chapter. I was really happy with the mystery cultist and the new azata, though. :)


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Congratulations on your own "Ask anything" thread!

What are the odds of getting a few more kinds of demodands one of these days?

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Not in any way to demean the noble Flumph but can they support more wight than their own? Say if a gnome or halfing spellcaster stood on their disc shaped body to form a rather effective weapons platform?

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Gregg Helmberger wrote:

Congratulations on your own "Ask anything" thread!

What are the odds of getting a few more kinds of demodands one of these days?

Thanks! (I think) :)

Odds are pretty good. However, there aren't as many demodands as there are other evil outsiders. They're fairly limited compared to the others.

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Rysky wrote:
Not in any way to demean the noble Flumph but can they support more wight than their own? Say if a gnome or halfing spellcaster stood on their disc shaped body to form a rather effective weapons platform?

They have a Strength of 10, so the rules say they could. It's kinda silly, and I'd expect choosing to serve that purpose would come down to the individual flumph.


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Mr daigle.

What are the odds of getting several non-anthropomorphic celestials?


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So what exactly do you do?

What is a typical day like for you?

Favorite part of the job?

Least favorite part of the job?

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Adam Daigle wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Not in any way to demean the noble Flumph but can they support more wight than their own? Say if a gnome or halfing spellcaster stood on their disc shaped body to form a rather effective weapons platform?
They have a Strength of 10, so the rules say they could. It's kinda silly, and I'd expect choosing to serve that purpose would come down to the individual flumph.

Kinda yeah, but I just had this image of a swarm of Flumphs descending upon an overrun party with themselves and/or archers and casters raining holy hell down upon the baddies :3

You can't beat Flumph Cavalry

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Nicos wrote:

Mr daigle.

What are the odds of getting several non-anthropomorphic celestials?

I can't think of any right off the bat, but perhaps in the future. Who knows?

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John Kretzer wrote:
So what exactly do you do?

I'm a developer and I mostly work on the Adventure Path line, but I also develop Campaign Setting products and have developed one Player Companion. When it comes to the APs, I figure out (along with Rob and James) what goes into the back matter articles and bestiary. Then I outline that stuff, and assign it to freelancers. When I get the turnovers back I go through them and make sure that not only the rules do what they're supposed to do, but also make sure that it all fits in our worldview.

John Kretzer wrote:
What is a typical day like for you?

When I get in the office in the morning, I usually check the boards for a few minutes before digging into whatever I didn't finish the day before. I don't really have a strict routine I keep to, because there are a lot of moving parts to the stuff we do and it's best to be as flexible as possible. Either way, I spend most of my time working on the stuff mentioned above mixed between talking to other members of the team to get feedback and ideas. I like working cooperatively, so it's great to always have brilliant minds to pick at when I hit a block.

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Favorite part of the job?

Most of it. I mean, when you work a job where you get to be creative and that end result helps people have a fun time, there's not much bad to it.

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Least favorite part of the job?

I hate the days when I'm just not firing on all cylinders. At times, there's a need to "be creative, NOW!" and the ideas aren't just flowing, or my brain can't come up with a really good way to say something or another. Those times are kinda frustrating, but seeing as how I have a whole crew of people here, a solution is never far away.

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Adam Daigle wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Why did you go from a praying mantis-thing to a flumph? Do you hate insects?
No, I LOVE, L-O-V-E insects! I switched to the flumph when I started working here. It's a pretty good fit.

Also, Adam got a reputation for being a flumph-o-holic after he championed the critters into Misfit Monsters Redeemed. How true is that reputation? ONLY DAIGLE KNOWS.

Coincidentally, they have (in my opinion) the best redemption in the book.

Question. Are you aware if spoken ominously, you could easily substitute:

DAGON KNOWS.

With:

DAIGLE KNOWS.

... ?

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Alexander Augunas wrote:
Also, Adam got a reputation for being a flumph-o-holic after he championed the critters into Misfit Monsters Redeemed. How true is that reputation? ONLY DAIGLE KNOWS.

I inherited it from Tim Hitchcock after he wrote the adventure in Dungeon Magazine "Box of Flumph". Then a few messageboard posters and myself started a flumph anti-defamation campaign since the poor critters have been so mistreated (I'm looking at you, certain stick figure comic!) Turns out, it worked!

Alexander Augunas wrote:
Coincidentally, they have (in my opinion) the best redemption in the book.

Thanks! That warms my squiggly heart.

Alexander Augunas wrote:

Question. Are you aware if spoken ominously, you could easily substitute:

DAGON KNOWS.

With:

DAIGLE KNOWS.

... ?

I think our pronunciation differs, but that first syllable nails it.


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Adam Daigle wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
Have you got any good ideas for a new div or two?
Nothing that I've got stored up in the ol' braincase, but a quick stroll through Persian folklore should net me something when the time comes to insert more divs into the world.

On that note, what is your favourite part of the Shahnameh? Rostam, or something less oftenly touted?

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Kajehase wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
Have you got any good ideas for a new div or two?
Nothing that I've got stored up in the ol' braincase, but a quick stroll through Persian folklore should net me something when the time comes to insert more divs into the world.
On that note, what is your favourite part of the Shahnameh? Rostam, or something less oftenly touted?

I'm bad with favorites, and I'm sure I've forgotten some of the finer points, but the part with Rostam and the White Demon are the most memorable at the moment.

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Adam Daigle wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
Have you got any good ideas for a new div or two?
Nothing that I've got stored up in the ol' braincase, but a quick stroll through Persian folklore should net me something when the time comes to insert more divs into the world.
On that note, what is your favourite part of the Shahnameh? Rostam, or something less oftenly touted?
I'm bad with favorites, and I'm sure I've forgotten some of the finer points, but the part with Rostam and the White Demon are the most memorable at the moment.

There's a lot of Divs in the epic of Amir Hamsa as well, which is Perso-Indian (Urdu). And in English translation.

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Dear Mr. Daigle,

You had a really cool PFS quest called "The Urge to Evolve" in KQ #23. Are you working on any other adventures, PFS or otherwise, that might be coming to a gaming table near us soon?

Also, what's the over-under on getting a Dear Mr. Daigle feature in one of the next AP volumes? It'd be like Dear Abby, but with more flumphs.

spoiler:
No chance on that last one? Are you sure? Dang.

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Amanda Hamon wrote:

Dear Mr. Daigle,

You had a really cool PFS quest called "The Urge to Evolve" in KQ #23. Are you working on any other adventures, PFS or otherwise, that might be coming to a gaming table near us soon?

Also, what's the over-under on getting a Dear Mr. Daigle feature in one of the next AP volumes? It'd be like Dear Abby, but with more flumphs.

** spoiler omitted **

I'm not working on any adventures right now, but who knows what the future will bring.

For the other question... not likely. :)

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You're in charge of half of every volume of Pathfinder Adventure Path. If there were 3 crazy experiments, things you would try, things you would change, knowing that all three would be wild successes, what would they be?

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If you had to claim one of the extraplanar races as your own, which would it be?

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You're one of Paizo's more adept culinarians. When are we going to get Golarion themed recipes from you!?


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You should give them a tour of the cuisine of Geb!

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F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
You're in charge of half of every volume of Pathfinder Adventure Path. If there were 3 crazy experiments, things you would try, things you would change, knowing that all three would be wild successes, what would they be?

Man, that's a tough question. Partially tough because I think we have a good thing going as we near 80 AP issues, and if you have something working, changing it up mid-stride can be dangerous. But, since you added "knowing that all three would be wild successes" I'll give it a go. Also, I don't have three right now, but if I think up something awesome I'll update.

One change that's coming soon is that we're trying something new with the Pathfinder Journal in the Adventure Path following Wrath of the Righteous. While we don't have all the details totally hashed out, I think it's going to be an exciting change.

You stumped me, boss. I'll have to get back to these thoughts later.

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F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
If you had to claim one of the extraplanar races as your own, which would it be?

I kinda already did with the divs and I'm pretty happy with my claim. On the flip side of morality, I really dig azatas too.

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F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
You're one of Paizo's more adept culinarians. When are we going to get Golarion themed recipes from you!?

As soon as we find a good vehicle for that and I write up some recipes. :)

Hmmm, seems like a good blog post at some point, right?

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Cheapy wrote:
You should give them a tour of the cuisine of Geb!

Gebbite cuisine is PEOPLE!


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1)What are your favorite monsters from...
Bestiary 1?
Bestiary 2?
Bestiary 3?

2)Do you have any favorite animated shows(old or current)?

3)Do you have any favorite live action shows(old or current)?

4)Top 10 favorite movies?

5)What is your favorite dragon of each kind...
Chromatic?
Metallic?
Primal?
Imperial?

6)What movies are you most looking forward too this year?

7)What movies have you seen this year?

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Adam Daigle wrote:
F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
If you had to claim one of the extraplanar races as your own, which would it be?
I kinda already did with the divs and I'm pretty happy with my claim. On the flip side of morality, I really dig azatas too.

Hrm, my ancient Nosferatu is a little bit rusty, but I think I can translate the question for you decently, Adam.

Ahem.

"If your boss was to ruthlessly drop an unannounced project revolving around an extraplanar race on you, which extraplanar race would you be into enough that your first reaction wouldn't be to stake said boss in while he was resting in his coffin?"

Seems legit.

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Hmmm, I'm not great at favorites because I always feel like I'm leaving something out. I'm also pretty easy-going and like far more things than I don't like. That said, I'll give it a try!

Dragon78 wrote:

1)What are your favorite monsters from...

Bestiary 1?
Bestiary 2?
Bestiary 3?

In no particular order:

Bestiary 1—barghest, bugbear, choker, dark creeper/stalker, ghost, harpy, night hag
Bestiary 2—brownie, dark slayer, faceless stalker, grig, gug, mongrelman, many of the daemons, redcap, shining child, skulk, spriggan, twigjack, vexgit
Bestiary 3—divs, atomie, azruverda (but I wish the art was cooler), berbalang, gorynych, lunar naga, pale stranger, tanuki, tzitzimitl

I'm sure there's more.

Dragon78 wrote:
2)Do you have any favorite animated shows(old or current)?

I watched a bunch of cartoons growing up, but very few of the stand the test of time. I watched G.I. Joe and Transformers and He Man and Silverhawks and stuff like that. I don't know a lot of current animated shows.

Dragon78 wrote:
3)Do you have any favorite live action shows(old or current)?

I don't watch a ton of TV. Most of what I watch I end up watching with my wife. We are part way through a bunch of series. Recently watched series would be Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, Game of Thrones, Hannibal, House of Cards, various network sitcoms like Modern Family... and I know I'm forgetting other stuff right now. I also don't have cable, so much of my "television" watching is Netflix or Hulu

Dragon78 wrote:
4)Top 10 favorite movies?

That's a hard one. How about I just jot down the best 10 movies that immediately come to mind?

Pulp Fiction
Heat
Dead Man
Do the Right Thing
Fight Club
Raising Arizona
The Big Lebowski
Miller's Crossing
Dazed and Confused
City of Lost Children

Dragon78 wrote:


5)What is your favorite dragon of each kind...
Chromatic?
Metallic?
Primal?
Imperial?

Blue

Silver
Umbral
Underworld

Dragon78 wrote:
6)What movies are you most looking forward too this year?

I don't see a bunch of movies, especially not in a theater. I'm not sure what I'm looking forward to.

Dragon78 wrote:
7)What movies have you seen this year?

The new Star Trek, John Dies at the End, Absentia, Django Unchained... can't remember the others right now.


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1)Well do you want to see Pacific Rim?

2)So what Pathfinder books have you worked on?

3)Do you have any hobbies?

4)What non-core playable races do you like?

5)Have you seen the movies Amelie, Sucker Punch, Kick Ass, Hugo, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Stardust, or Prometheus? If so what did you think?

6)I see you like City of Lost Children, so how did you find out about it?

7)Are there monsters from movies, tv shows, books that you wish could be used in pathfinder but can't because of copy right issues?


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Are there any base classes you'd like to see?

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Adam Daigle wrote:
azruverda (but I wish the art was cooler)

How did you visualize the azruverda? Particularly their faces? Were they intended to be more like chitinous masks or something else entirely?

(I really love the azruverda. Working on a weird "accidental" town of azruverda, drow, and svirfneblin hidden in the Crown of the World. :) )

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Dragon78 wrote:

1)Well do you want to see Pacific Rim?

2)So what Pathfinder books have you worked on?

3)Do you have any hobbies?

4)What non-core playable races do you like?

5)Have you seen the movies Amelie, Sucker Punch, Kick Ass, Hugo, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Stardust, or Prometheus? If so what did you think?

6)I see you like City of Lost Children, so how did you find out about it?

7)Are there monsters from movies, tv shows, books that you wish could be used in pathfinder but can't because of copy right issues?

1. I do! It looks fun.

2. I maintained this List of Stuff I've Worked On up until I moved here and started working full time a little under a year and a half ago. All of those things in the list I did some writing for. Since I've been here, I've had my hands in every AP since Pathfinder #57, and have done some sort of work on various books in various lines, mostly Campaign Setting and Player Companion stuff.

3. Aside from the obvious answer of gaming and writing and coming up with games, I like music, cooking, reading, and generally goofing off.

4. Like how? Like to play, like to write about, or like existing? I like humans the mostest and don't really dabble in other races that much as a player, but if I did I'd want to do something more exotic than a halfling or elf. I'd love to play an android and explore some of the questions that can come up in play. Assimars and tieflings have their certain hotness. Grippili would be cool for the right game. I like the strix and svirfneblin (and wrote those two sections in the ARG). I'm interested to see how a skinwalker turns out.

5. Though I'm familiar with the premise of each of those titles, I've seen none of them. I believe some of them are on my Netflix streaming queue.

6. When it came out, there was a small indie theater (Dobie Theater in Austin Texas) that was playing it. I saw the listing in the Chronicle and it seemed cool and I heard good things about it from friends, so I went to check it out with some friends. We were delighted.

7. No, not really. I'd prefer to deconstruct what elements of something I like are appealing and why they are appealing and then funnel that into my own work.

Creepy aside only Wes will truly understand:
When typing that last sentence I typoed "owb".

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Cheapy wrote:
Are there any base classes you'd like to see?

I think we have a lot of variation with archetypes to build a ton of character concepts, so I'm pretty satisfied. I don't feel I need a particular base class, but I think a dedicated investigator-type and a dedicated builder-type would be neat. Both would have their design concerns. The investigator, which can be covered with a lot of character options already, would be best suited for a particular style of game, so it would be weak in some games and strong in others. The builder would be a concern because it really reaches into a few other design structures of the game, so balancing something like that out would have to be delicate.

Of course, I can leave those concerns in the hands of the design team. You just asked for my opinion. :) Take that Jason, Sean, and Stephen!

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Mikaze wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:
azruverda (but I wish the art was cooler)

How did you visualize the azruverda? Particularly their faces? Were they intended to be more like chitinous masks or something else entirely?

(I really love the azruverda. Working on a weird "accidental" town of azruverda, drow, and svirfneblin hidden in the Crown of the World. :) )

I designed that critter when I was still freelancing for Paizo, so I got the assignment from Wes giving me a brief description of what he wanted the critter to do and what it looked like. Colorful beetle with a woman's face and the size of the creature was the gist of the description, so of course I imagined the glorious things that float around in my mind's eye. I love bugs and I like the good things that end up striving in the Darklands, so I was super happy to get this creature. I guess I just imagined it to be different, more a personal taste thing than anything else.

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Supreme Head Master King Lisa Stevens comes to your cube on your birthday and says, "Congratulations on another year of life, Adam! Instead of giving you a present, I am going to allow you to pick any one Paizo staff member (except CEOs) to be your personal lackey for the day."

Who do you pick and why?

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Alexander Augunas wrote:

Supreme Head Master King Lisa Stevens comes to your cube on your birthday and says, "Congratulations on another year of life, Adam! Instead of giving you a present, I am going to allow you to pick any one Paizo staff member (except CEOs) to be your personal lackey for the day."

Who do you pick and why?

Weird question. :) I'd choose Rob. He works hard and he works good. It's a hard choice though, because I wouldn't want to slow his work down by being my lackey. Of course, we work on the same thing (and we work right next to each other) so if he was my lackey we'd both be making progress in our day-to-day work in some way.

Edit: Also, I'd get to win all our arguments.


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1)Did you wright for any other races in the Advanced Races Guide?

2)Have you designed any monsters(stats or info)?

3)So what kind of music do you listen too?

4)Do you have any favorite books and/or writers?

5)What things have inspired your work?

6)How did get started in playing D&D?

7)What is the toughest fight as a player in D&D/Pathfinder that you ever been in?

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