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I was a long time viewer and voter of RPG Superstar before I entered. It was always hard to watch people become upset about the Top 32, and it is always amazing to watch entrants reach a moment of catharsis and growth. Some of you have been here for 9 seasons as well, and I've watched your progress. I'm happy for those who are this year's Top 32 +4 and my heart is a little heavy for those who are not. In 2012, one such cathartic moments was beautifully done. I present Hilter wants to be an RPG Superstar. Maybe next year, Adolf. Keep designing.

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Thanks for the great observation Monica, that's a wonderfully positive thing to say :)

Also, that's the first time I'd seen that link, I was laughing all the way through :D

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So that's why Kung Fury happened!

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Fiendish Zen wrote:

Thanks for the great observation Monica, that's a wonderfully positive thing to say :)

Also, that's the first time I'd seen that link, I was laughing all the way through :D

One of the things that keeps me especially engaged on this forum is that it's the biggest "gaming workshop" you can hope to participate in. There are hundreds of people offering their feedback on other people's items. Anyone who takes the time to read those threads, take in the information, and apply it to their work is likely to see some improvement.

I don't think most people realize how fortunate a place this is for would be game designers. I have attended Paizo panels and been a panelist for a couple as 2015 RPG Superstar and initially I was surprised how few people came to the RPG Superstar panels and how well attended the GM and playing panels were.
Then I realized, with my biologist brain, how the game community was a lot like every other ecosystem. You have a ton of players, PFS is proof of that, the Sagamore is packed with people at GenCon every year. Higher on the gameing pyramid, you have a modest number of GMs, maybe 2 or 3 in every gaming group, but usually only 1. At the top of the ecosystem pyramid is a small number of designers, not even 1 for every handful of gaming groups.

RPG Superstar is just one door you can walk through to get into the land of game design. Anyone who wants to publish games and is only hanging their hat on this contest as their ticket in is doing it wrong. Definitely you should compete in this contest, because amazing things can happen, even if you only make it to the Top 32, but winning is not necessary to becoming a freelance writer for Paizo.

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Monica Marlowe wrote:

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I don't think most people realize how fortunate a place this is for would be game designers. I have attended Paizo panels and been a panelist for a couple as 2015 RPG Superstar and initially I was surprised how few people came to the RPG Superstar panels and how well attended the GM and playing panels were.
Then I realized, with my biologist brain, how the game community was a lot like every other ecosystem. You have a ton of players, PFS is proof of that, the Sagamore is packed with people at GenCon every year. Higher on the gameing pyramid, you have a modest number of GMs, maybe 2 or 3 in every gaming group, but usually only 1. At the top of the ecosystem pyramid is a small number of designers, not even 1 for every handful of gaming groups.
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Ummm...in that analogy...doesn't that put us at the top of the food chain? Rather disturbing if you think about it...

;)

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Feros wrote:
Monica Marlowe wrote:

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I don't think most people realize how fortunate a place this is for would be game designers. I have attended Paizo panels and been a panelist for a couple as 2015 RPG Superstar and initially I was surprised how few people came to the RPG Superstar panels and how well attended the GM and playing panels were.
Then I realized, with my biologist brain, how the game community was a lot like every other ecosystem. You have a ton of players, PFS is proof of that, the Sagamore is packed with people at GenCon every year. Higher on the gameing pyramid, you have a modest number of GMs, maybe 2 or 3 in every gaming group, but usually only 1. At the top of the ecosystem pyramid is a small number of designers, not even 1 for every handful of gaming groups.
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Ummm...in that analogy...doesn't that put us at the top of the food chain? Rather disturbing if you think about it...

;)

Why so it does...muwahahahahaha!

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in that analogy...doesn't that put us at the top of the food chain? Rather disturbing if you think about it...

Nah.

It puts you at the top of the food pyramid.

Seems like I hardly need any servings of you at all!

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CripDyke wrote:
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in that analogy...doesn't that put us at the top of the food chain? Rather disturbing if you think about it...

Nah.

It puts you at the top of the food pyramid.

Seems like I hardly need any servings of you at all!

Top of the food pyramid, with chocolate and cakes and other things... does that mean our design skills are... sweet?

[smaller]sorry[/smaller


Wolin wrote:
CripDyke wrote:
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in that analogy...doesn't that put us at the top of the food chain? Rather disturbing if you think about it...

Nah.

It puts you at the top of the food pyramid.

Seems like I hardly need any servings of you at all!

Top of the food pyramid, with chocolate and cakes and other things... does that mean our design skills are... sweet?

[smaller]sorry[/smaller

You know, good taste is not a trait positively contributing to survival and evolution...

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