[Community Project] Wayfinder #16 Call for Submissions


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Timitius wrote:
We will be reviewing over the next 2 weeks and hope to make our selections by mid-September.

New community member here. I realize the deadline for submissions is passed, but is it too late to help with the project?


Coming up soon on the 2 week mark.

*Crosses Fingers*

Good luck everybody!

=)

Scarab Sages

chriswells wrote:
New community member here. I realize the deadline for submissions is passed, but is it too late to help with the project?

The artists have not yet been chosen, so if you have any skill in that area, send a link to any portfolio, to show your style and subject preferences.

Or if you know any other artists, pass the word on.


Snorter wrote:

The artists have not yet been chosen, so if you have any skill in that area, send a link to any portfolio, to show your style and subject preferences.

Or if you know any other artists, pass the word on.

Eek. Not really. Words are my medium of choice, at the moment. Thanks for the info. I'll sit tight for #17. ;D

Scarab Sages

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Happy Birthday, Tim.

Please accept a virtual euro-cake.


Anybody have any news yet? - Just curious.

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According to their facebook page, they are running about a week late. :)


Ok! Thanks for the update. =)

I'm not on 'Facebook' myself.

My wife and family use it all the time, but I know I have to ignore such things if I can help it. It would just be another distraction for me...

Although, it is times like this I regret not being able to at least view it. I wish there was a 'Facebook Viewer App.' No connections. Just basic reading/viewing access.

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Oops. Sorry. I hit up to 1500 people on our Facebook page, and I sometimes sort of forget to pop over here and echo it.

We are currently busy reviewing all the submissions for our Numeria issue. Yes, that's a little behind the timeline we anticipated, but that's what happens when life gets busier. With school starting back up, work schedules changing, and unexpected freelance opportunities from the MotherShip popping up, we have been slowly squeezing in our Wayfinder duties when we can.

But, have no fear....we WILL get there. Our selection of those final articles will happen this weekend, assignments will start going out after that.

Once all of the assignments (editing and art) go out, we'll turn our attention back to the Bestiary book, and see if we can't finish that up next.

I just ask for your understanding and patience on this, and thank you for your continued support!

Tim


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Timitius wrote:
...Once all of the assignments (editing and art) go out, we'll turn our attention back to the Bestiary book, and see if we can't finish that up next...

Tim, I'm late to the game but please give me a shout if you need any more editors. I have a fair amount of writing/publishing experience and oodles of free time on my hands over the next few weeks!


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Word on Facebook is that selections are made and will be posted in the next day or two!
*Fingers crossed*

Scarab Sages

Please consider this an offer to help with any editing work required.

Need to polish up the CV, and also ensure I'm involved in every issue, no matter what.

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Wayfinder Editing Assessment is away!


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Huzzah!

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We at Wayfinder are pleased to announce our authors for Wayfinder #16:

Andrew Hoskins
Ben Martin
Brendan Ward and Natalie Ellis
Brian Jolly
Calvin Watt
Chuck DiTusa
Dave Breitmaier
Elliot Smith
Eric Hindley
Gabriel Almer
Isabelle Lee
Jacob W. Michaels
Jason Owen Black
Jeff Lee
Jeff Taft
Jeffrey Hersh
Jeremy Corff
Jeremy Clements
John Laffan
Jon Forrester
Kate Baker
Kelly Youngblood
Kendra Leigh Speedling
Matt Roth
Matt Banach
Matt Duval
Matt Morris
Nicholas Hite
Robert Feather
Spencer Giffin
Thomas LeBlanc
Violet Hargrave
Wojciech Gruchala
Zack Litchfield

You will each be getting an email within the next week or so detailing which submission(s) were accepted.

Congrats to you all, and a BIG thanks to everyone who took the time to submit their articles to us for this issue!

We are currently discussing the theme for issue #17, and hope to have the new Call for Submissions posted soon, so you can all starting writing cool stuff again!


Thank you guys once again for picking my humble ideas as good enough for the Wayfinder.

You have no idea how much I truly appreciate this chance!
=)

You just made my year.
=>

Congrats to everyone else too!

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Congratulations to the people who made the cut. :)

Scarab Sages

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Are there some new names on that list?
I do believe there are.

If so, welcome to the party.
It's a great learning experience, and good practice for submitting elsewhere. Tim and Paris (and formerly, Liz) have always striven to treat their contributors like professionals, and it's been a gateway to other publishers, who respect the good habits gained here.


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Snorter wrote:

Are there some new names on that list?

I do believe there are.
<snip>

Indeed there are, congratulations to all and a big welcome to the new talent appearing for the first time, namely...

Baker, Kate
Banach, Matt
Breitmaier, Dave
Forrester, Jon
Hargrave, Violet
Hersh, Jeffrey
Hite, Nicholas
Jolly, Brian
Litchfield, Zack
Taft, Jeff
Watt, Calvin
Youngblood, Kelly

Now you all get to enjoy the editing experience AND the long, long, long, loooooooong wait for release day! :P


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Congratulations to everyone who made it in! ^_^


Congratulations to all the authors — I can't wait to see your work in the issue!


+1ing the congrats to all whose submissions fought hard to get in, and a big well done to the many great submissions that couldn't quite be squeezed into issue #16's limited page count. Don't give up!

Timitius wrote:

I honestly haven't been giving a ton of thought to the theme for #17. The Bestiary book, plus getting #16 on track to roll, have pretty much been my focus.

A thing to consider is that 2017 will be the 10-yr mark since the first unofficial PaizoCon we held in 2008. I think Paizo doesn't actually count that first one in their tally, so it's likely that the 10th Year of PaizoCon will be 2018...

But, I think, and I could be wrong about this, but isn't 2017 the "ten years of Pathfinder" mark?

Call me crazy, but ten years for Pathfinder AND PaizoCon sounds like a nice special theme to me......

What about a "Small" issue focused on the small races of Golarion: gnomes, halflings, goblins, & kobolds? I'm not sure it fits the 10 Year Anniversary theme, but Paizo did distinctly reflavor gnomes and goblins, and gobs have been big supporting players in Paizo's products? Also, unlike trying to pick a new region theme, those four races are all over Golarion, and all have plenty of canon supporting material to draw from.

Edit: Ha! It'd also fit the "Small" theme if the issue had an ad for the Pocket Editions of the corebook and bestiary.

Silver Crusade

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Oh man, I wasn't expecting to be picked for my first attempt, but it looks like this issue of Wayfinder is going to be Ehncredible!

The Exchange

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Congrats to everybody who got in! Anybody who didn't, keep at it!


Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
]What about a "Small" issue focused on the small races of Golarion: gnomes, halflings, goblins, & kobolds? I'm not sure it fits the 10 Year Anniversary theme, but Paizo did distinctly reflavor gnomes and goblins, and gobs have been big supporting players in Paizo's products? Also, unlike trying to pick a new region theme, those four races are all over Golarion, and all have plenty of canon supporting material to draw from. Edit: Ha! It'd also fit the "Small" theme if the issue had an ad for the Pocket Editions of the corebook and bestiary.

I like the "small theme too.

=)

You could also do a "revisit your favorites" kinda thing...have the Wayfinder/Paizo people pick several (4-6?) of their very favorite articles from the last 10 years and ask for follow-ups or new articles in the same vein as the originals from those writers. You should still take normal submissions too (Articles that enhance/add to any previous articles maybe?)...but it might be a little too hard to implement all of that.


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Congrats to all who got in, especially the newcomers.

"Small" theme could be fun. Interesting ways to interpret it: Could have small cities/towns/villages, small encounters, small shops, etc. etc.

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This was such an awesome topic, my love for Numeria increased dramatically after I read through all the lore!

Huge congrats to everyone who made it in- well deserved y'all!

Scarab Sages

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Yasumoto wrote:
This was such an awesome topic, my love for Numeria increased dramatically after I read through all the lore!

It does force you to make time, to attack your 'must read' pile.

And no matter how much you think a region has been mined to death, you'll always come across lore you never knew you never knew.

Liberty's Edge

Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
What about a "Small" issue focused on the small races of Golarion: gnomes, halflings, goblins, & kobolds?

Sounds like the perfect issue, for me, Cleaver and Doodlebug.

Are you sure you're ready for so much tightly-wound righteous fury?

Throw off the shackles of the lumbering gigantocracy!
Lop the longshanks down to size!
Vive le Galt!

Dark Archive

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Congratulations to all who got in, especially those first-time submitters! It's great to see a constant stream of new blood, with fresh new ideas!

Also, remember that you might get mysterious emails from editors, wanting to ask a quick clarifying question the day before they turn over your polished piece for publishing.

Try not to be like me and find one of them a few months later in your spam folder. Ahem. :)

The Exchange

Wayfinder #17 could go super meta with it:

What if the Pathfinder Society held a convention in Absalom? What kinds of panels would there be? What kind of merch would you find in the shop there? What kind of organized chaos could Pathfinders hold in order to blow off steam?

In universe Pathfinder fanzines. Just saying.

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Wayfinder #3 was Absalom themed. I'm not entirely sure we want to return to it, but if there has been a substantial amount of new information about Absalom since 2010, then perhaps....

Regarding a "small" issue, just what I've seen here suggests that we'd need to really rein in the interpretations, otherwise they'll be all over the place...creatures, villages, shops, small encounters, etc.

I am intrigued by a Goblins theme, but concerned to have an ENTIRE issue focused on them. I don't think goblins can carry an entire issue, really.

We are still discussing, but feel free to chime in with your ideas!


Timitius wrote:
I don't think goblins can carry an entire issue, really.

They could set it ablaze quite easily enough.

There was a monster issue not that far back, but would an evil humanoid (goblins, orcs, ogres, et al) be different enough?

Scarab Sages

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What about goblins... in space?

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Ima correct you right there.....

Goblins....in spaaaaaaaaaaaaaace!

;-)

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I think a planar issue would be swell. Not much has really been done in that area and I know my players are usually excited for planar adventures in brief doses. Plus Planes of Power just came out and lots to build upon from that and previous planar mentions.


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Timitius wrote:

Ima correct you right there.....

Goblins....in spaaaaaaaaaaaaaace!

;-)

But, where's the squeaky scream of.... Hiiii Yahhhhh! :P


Shadowborn wrote:
Timitius wrote:
I don't think goblins can carry an entire issue, really.
They could set it ablaze quite easily enough.

They could hack it into pieces and carry them instead of the entire issue.

Quote:
There was a monster issue not that far back, but would an evil humanoid (goblins, orcs, ogres, et al) be different enough?

Probably not enough. There were some trolls involved, which are humanoids too.

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Timitius wrote:

Wayfinder #3 was Absalom themed. I'm not entirely sure we want to return to it, but if there has been a substantial amount of new information about Absalom since 2010, then perhaps....

Regarding a "small" issue, just what I've seen here suggests that we'd need to really rein in the interpretations, otherwise they'll be all over the place...creatures, villages, shops, small encounters, etc.

I am intrigued by a Goblins theme, but concerned to have an ENTIRE issue focused on them. I don't think goblins can carry an entire issue, really.

We are still discussing, but feel free to chime in with your ideas!

"Cities of Golarion"? Would allow revisiting while still having a clear theme.


Nightdrifter wrote:
Timitius wrote:

Wayfinder #3 was Absalom themed. I'm not entirely sure we want to return to it, but if there has been a substantial amount of new information about Absalom since 2010, then perhaps....

Regarding a "small" issue, just what I've seen here suggests that we'd need to really rein in the interpretations, otherwise they'll be all over the place...creatures, villages, shops, small encounters, etc.

I am intrigued by a Goblins theme, but concerned to have an ENTIRE issue focused on them. I don't think goblins can carry an entire issue, really.

We are still discussing, but feel free to chime in with your ideas!

"Cities of Golarion"? Would allow revisiting while still having a clear theme.

I like the Cities of Golarion idea. I also like the small issue if it's reined in to just small creatures, or more specifically just goblins, halflings, kobolds, and gnomes.

just my two cents.


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Set wrote:

Congratulations to all who got in, especially those first-time submitters! It's great to see a constant stream of new blood, with fresh new ideas!

Also, remember that you might get mysterious emails from editors, wanting to ask a quick clarifying question the day before they turn over your polished piece for publishing.

Try not to be like me and find one of them a few months later in your spam folder. Ahem. :)

Amusingly enough, I saw this just after replying to the acceptance e-mail and dumping out my spam without looking at any of it.


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Yay! Made the cut. :)

As for issue themes, with Starfinder coming out next summer how about an "Into the Void" theme, that is articles about the Golarian solar system from the Pathfinder point of view. It could make a nice bridge between the two systems.

Then again, coming off the heals of the Issue #16, another sci-fantasy issue maybe not totally desirable *shrugging shoulders*

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Frumple wrote:

Yay! Made the cut. :)

As for issue themes, with Starfinder coming out next summer how about an "Into the Void" theme, that is articles about the Golarian solar system from the Pathfinder point of view. It could make a nice bridge between the two systems.

Then again, coming off the heals of the Issue #16, another sci-fantasy issue maybe not totally desirable *shrugging shoulders*

I had considered submitting an article for #16 about a more technological version of wayfinders with skill slots plugged into them instead of ioun stones, but simply ran out of time to finish it. Figured it might be somewhat in line with Starfinder as well.


Thomas LeBlanc wrote:
Wayfinder Editing Assessment is away!

Did the email go out for this? I haven't seen anything.

Scarab Sages

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Frumple wrote:

As for issue themes, with Starfinder coming out next summer how about an "Into the Void" theme, that is articles about the Golarian solar system from the Pathfinder point of view. It could make a nice bridge between the two systems.

Then again, coming off the heals of the Issue #16, another sci-fantasy issue maybe not totally desirable *shrugging shoulders*

I like the idea of bridging the systems, but am concerned we wouldn't have enough information to make the joins seamless, certainly by the March/April deadline it would require.


There still seems to be a bunch of interest on the messageboards about psychic-/occult-related things, but that wouldn't fit a 10th anniversary-themed Wayfinder.

The Guide to Absalom is almost 10 years old, and there's dozens of existing materials to draw on. I don't know if there is sufficient interest for an Absalom-themed issue though.

Likewise, Dragons Revisited is almost as old, and was followed up with Dragons Unleashed and the recent Legacy of Dragons. Similarly, I don't know if there is sufficient interest for an all dragons-themed issue. (Obligatory: LINNORMS!)


Timitius wrote:
I am intrigued by a Goblins theme, but concerned to have an ENTIRE issue focused on them. I don't think goblins can carry an entire issue, really. We are still discussing, but feel free to chime in with your ideas!

I think goblins would work fine, but you'd have to include Hob-Goblins and Bugbears too IMHO. I'd love to do a couple of articles on just those two cultures myself. Maybe even include goblin-like or related creatures like Monkey Goblins, Gryndilows, Goblin Dogs, and Worgs!

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Maybe a few bottles of Wychwood's Hobgoblin ale will bring me inspiration?

Got to be worth a shot.


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Okay, here's a bit of a way out there suggestion for an issue theme...

How about an issue full of articles on how to

- write side treks
- design good interesting challenging encounters
- build better monsters
- create good stories
- get your word counts right
- how to price a magical item, sword, scroll, ring
- design a creature, place it at the correct CR, avoid common mistakes
- designing feats, skills, spells, the how and why
- how to write a good pitch, sell your idea
- how to write! - spotting passive voice, what passive voice is
- using spell checks and setting to US dictionaries!
- how do you design a class, prestige class, arcehtype
- how do you ensure game balance, avoid power creep,
- how best to trial your work before submitting
- what are the difference - friends vs family feedback vs "net connections"/"pit crew" feedback
- how to read and follow a remit for a submission
- learning lore, spotting the gaps and how to start

and so on...

An issue of Wayfinder, about Wayfinder and its article types, how to write them to the best standard and making the editors job as hard as possible to reject your submission

It would offer an interesting insight into the contributors of articles seeing how their skills, methods and knowledge differ from our own.

My only worry here is whether such an issue would have a wide appeal or only be of interest to want to be games designers?

My hope would be such an issue encourages more people to have a go as they have been armed with a guide to getting started, and maybe have some of the fears holding them back allayed.

There you go, weird and wacky idea submitted :P


Anthony Adam wrote:

Okay, here's a bit of a way out there suggestion for an issue theme...

How about an issue full of articles on how to..."

Great idea. Useful for anyone looking to get into writing the scene or for those to review their own methods, ensuring they are on par with semi-established writers. Maybe develop this into a showcase series for each issue. This time in Wayfinder we discuss..."Monster Creation". Granted, including articles that depict writing mechanics may kill the overall "feel" of the magazine since it dips away from theme, but its definitely something to consider for the community. I mean, if you want to hold up integrity, I suppose the writing could be formatted as a way to instruct new Pathfinders of "proper journal etiquette"; a sort of English Comp course for initiates of the Society. Alternatively and taking WF out of the target source, a series of blog articles or messageboard posts tied to the "Community Forums" would also bring about similar results.

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