Happy Birthday John Compton!

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Paizo Employee Contributor—Canadian Maplecakes

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You heard it here, it's John Compton's birthday today.

So, I wanted to give my thanks for all the great opportunities John has sent my way. Also, I want to thank him for being an amazing developer to work with when it comes to PFS projects. Every year, I end up going to PaizoCon with the mindset of "THAT'S IT! I'M DONE WITH PFS WRITING!". Somehow, sitting down with John always puts me back in the PFS mindset... along with agreeing to write one or more scenarios for the new season... jedi mind tricks and such.

I'm sure lots of people have well wishes for our Senior PFS Developer, as well as stories to tell... so get to it!


John was probably still at work at 12"01 am, when it was *first* his birthday.
Happy Birthday John!

Happy birthday and what not, John!

Silver Crusade System Administrator

Happy Birfday, John. ^_^

Grand Lodge 4/5 5/55/5 Venture-Captain aka TwilightKnight

For all you do for us, I salute you!
Take a page from Bilbo's book and have a "night day to remember"

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2014 Top 4

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So this is a story all about how my freelancin' got flip-turned-upside down

And I'd like to take to take a minute, just listen on, and I'll tell ya how I became a writer for birthday boy John Compton!

Back in RPG Superstar 2014, I was fresh-faced on the tabletop scene. Chillin' out stattin' and relaxin' designing encounters for most of the day. When me'n a couple of writers who were pretty sound made it all the way to the final round!

I got pretty darn close and almost won, and then this crazy guy says "Hey you wanna write for me, John Compton!"

I waited for an outline and when it came near the title said something about Sharrowsmith and my chance was here! If anything I could say that the outline was fun but naw forget it I got suggestions for Compton!

John liked that smug Aspis NPC and you all probably just wanna wind up and punch me! But that's the whole story, short a few parts, about how John Compton let me have my start!

And I promise never to Bel Air again. Happy Birthday John!

Grand Lodge

Happy birthday, John!

Grand Lodge 5/5 5/55/55/5 Venture-Captain, Online—PbP aka Hmm

Ooh, happy birthday!!! You're one of my favorite people in this forum, John!


3/5 Venture-Agent, Pennsylvania—King of Prussia aka Alexander Augunas

Happy Birthday, John!

My favorite memory of John is that every time I play my bloodrager at a convention, he always stops to admire my bloodrager's miniature. Maybe he appreciates my meager sculpting ability, maybe he wants to enjoy the absurdity that can only happen when one plays a kitsune bloodrager, maybe he's busy sitting back, contemplating all the wonder ways that he'd murder the character if only I'd sit down for a session of Waking Rune with John as GM.

Whatever the case may be, I've always enjoyed the attention that John puts into PFS. Not only the scenarios and the boons and the logistics and the like, but the time he takes giving attention to the weird, diverse, and often insane family that is our PFS Community.

So hats off to John Compton! If Tonya is PFS's heart, then John is its warped, twisted, and downright essential brain. Enjoy your day, sir!

Project Manager

Happy birthday, John!

Thanks for all the support, crazy accents, rules advice, and terrible-amazing ideas! <3


Happy birthday, dude.

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 4

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Happy Birthday John!

You are a scholar and a gentleman, and a genuine pleasure to work with. Hopefully I can attend PaizoCon this year and we can have a proper conversation.

I remember John as a potential rival but he has demonstrated to *me* time and time again that he is the best at what he does—the cheerful, thoughtful, imaginative developer for a program that brings joy to countless people all over the world.

A toast to John Compton.

Grand Lodge 5/5 Contributor

Happy Birthday, John!

Your development work on PFS has launched scenarios from random fun adventures to amazing stories with inter-linking plot hooks and recurring characters. Because of your dedication to making PFS an outstanding roleplay and adventuring experience, tens of thousands of players across the world get to come together as a community for a shared experience. We all owe you one, John!

Thank you for allowing me to contribute to Golarion as a freelance author. The experience has been life-changing (and you can send me any work that Thirsty says "no" to).

We all raise our glasses to you! Have a wonderful birthday celebration!!


Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Happy birthday!


Happy Birthday, John! Because of you, I exist. You should come to Irrisen for some skiing before all the snow melts.

Just kidding, the snow never melts here.


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Ah, celebrating another year? You mortals have such puny milestones.

May your minions give you their unwavering devotion for the rest of their miserable pathetic lives...

Lantern Lodge 5/5 RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16 aka Black Powder Chocobo

May your cake be goblin-free!

Liberty's Edge 3/5 5/5 Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Happy B-day John! Hope they let you take the day off and not have to bring in donuts for everyone else like they do at my job....

Happy Birthday John!

With your knowledge and teachings, you've helped me grow as a writer and helped me look at things from all angles with each and every writing opportunity. I greatly appreciate everything you do and hope that today, you take a moment to relax and look back at everything you have accomplished so far and relish in all of the happiness and delight that you have brought to many RPG fans out there.

Here's to you, John!

Liberty's Edge 3/5 5/5 Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

As an interesting tidbit, it is also Anton Yelchin (Esign Chekov on the rebooted Star Trek) birthday.

Grand Lodge

Happy Birthday John, thank you for everything you've done for the campaign so far and everything that you continue to do. You're worked has helped tons of new players appreciate the system and will continue to do so.

Dark Archive 5/5 5/55/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Upper Midwest aka Silbeg

Happy Birthday, John!

Thanks for a making PFS such a wonderful thing!

Paizo Employee

Oh, now, dang ol' Willis told me to come round he'on and wish yuh, a happy birfday.

Willis ain't been talking to me much since John Compton came down to da sewers and played da True Dragons time.

Liberty's Edge 4/5 Venture-Agent, Indiana—Hammond

Happy Birthday, John!! Enjoy your special day!!! May this year of your life be blessed with health, happiness, hope, peace and success!!! And may you roll far more 20s than 1s.

Silver Crusade 4/5 5/55/55/5 RPG Superstar 2013 Top 8


Liberty's Edge Developer

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John Compton's Birthday is actually a recognized paid-time-off within the Pathfinder Society.

Unfortunately, most Pathfinders, much like John, will work through it anyway

Sczarni 5/5 5/55/5

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Pathfinder Starfinder Society Subscriber

How old young is he today?

I'm guessing he was born sometime during the early 4680s AR.

Sovereign Court 5/5 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Missouri—Cape Girardeau

Happy Birthday, John. Thanks for putting up with us weirdos.

Grand Lodge 5/5

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Initializing Confetti Cannons. Celebration protocols active. All hail Glorious Campaign Overlord.

Silver Crusade 2/5 5/5

A happy birthday to you, sir! May the next revolution around the sun bring good things to you and your clan

Scarab Sages 3/5 Venture-Agent

Happy Birthday John! Thanks for all you do for our community.

Grand Lodge 5/5

Happy Birthday John!

Grand Lodge 4/5 5/55/5 Venture-Captain aka TwilightKnight

Tim Statler wrote:
Thanks for putting up with us weirdos

Have you SEEN some of the stuff he publishes? Sometimes I have to question the sincerity of my weirdness ;-)

Paizo Employee 5/5 Designer

Crystal Frasier wrote:

John Compton's Birthday is actually a recognized paid-time-off within the Pathfinder Society.

Unfortunately, most Pathfinders, much like John, will work through it anyway

He also baked a cake for it too. Happy birthday John!

Sovereign Court 5/5

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Bob Jonquet wrote:
Tim Statler wrote:
Thanks for putting up with us weirdos
Have you SEEN some of the stuff he publishes? Sometimes I have to question the sincerity of my weirdness ;-)

Yeah, sometimes I'll see a statblock and go "John had fun with that one."

The cleric hill giant natural dire werebear comes to mind.

Happy Birthday!

Silver Crusade 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh aka Terminalmancer

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Happy level up! I hope this HD comes with a new template and a BAB increase.

Scarab Sages 5/5 5/5 Venture-Captain, Washington—Spokane

Happy Birthday John from the Northeastern Washington and Northern Idaho!!

Grand Lodge 5/5

Indeed, happy birthday John and thank you for many hours of enjoyable PFS content.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

Happy Birthday John!

*offers hugs*

Liberty's Edge 5/5

happy B-Day John!

Liberty's Edge 5/5 5/5 Venture-Captain, Illinois—Central Illinois aka Valkyrie Incarnate

Happy Birthday

5/5 5/55/55/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Central Europe aka GreyYeti

Happy Birthday!

Liberty's Edge

Happy Birthday Buddy! :)

Silver Crusade 5/5 5/55/5 Venture-Captain, Germany—Bavaria

Happy Birthday John.... now feel free to stop working for some time ^^

Everyone deserves a break and you already sacrifice so much time.

Grand Lodge 2/5

Felicitations and congratulations are due unto you. May you live to see your first century complete and be well-remembered by kith and kin.

Silver Crusade 5/5 5/55/5

Happy birthday and many more, John!


Feliz Cumpleanos John!

Shadow Lodge 5/5 5/55/55/55/5 Venture-Captain, Indiana—Southern aka CanisDirus

Happy Birthday, John!

Dark Archive 5/5 5/55/5 Venture-Captain, Germany—Rhein Main South aka schattenstern

Happy birthday

Sczarni 5/5 5/5

Very Merry Un-Birthday too you, Very Merry Un-Birthday too me! Happy late Birthday John.

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