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Yeah, I was pretty sure mine said 'diapers' when I made my donation...


The money is also being used for groceries for the poor and stuff. :)

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CrystalSeas wrote:

New page, new link

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CURRENT TEAM TOTALS

Scroll down to see how each class is doing individually
Scroll up and press the pink "Donate" button to donate


Okay, that makes more sense if they are getting groceries as well.

So each class will get another blog?

Also what is this bonus blog thing about?


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They haven't said, only that 'it'd be really, really good' in addition to the class bonus blogs.

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Dragon78 wrote:
Why just shoes?

Wellspring Family Services is currently doing a shoe drive for homeless youth. I don't believe the funds we raise are directed to that campaign though, so they can go to shoes, diapers, beds, or any other needs for the people they support. Shoes are just a tangible unit of measure of the funds raised.

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Dragon78 wrote:

Okay, that makes more sense if they are getting groceries as well.

So each class will get another blog?

Also what is this bonus blog thing about?

Mark said it would be one blog with ~500 words per class, as I recall. The super secret special surprise has not yet been revealed.


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From my experience, note that I actually do appear in a medical journal from contributing to experimental techniques that helped people in 3rd world countries, things like footwear are incredibly important among homeless children, especially those living in urban locations.

Remember that our alleyways and such are filled with bits of broken glass, rusted nails, discarded needles, bits of jagged metal and plastic, among other things.

Children, even well off children, get regular scrapes, cuts, etc. It is a normal part of growing up. When those children don't have access to health care, disinfectants, and what many people take for granted it is not good. Add on top of that living in less than hygienic situations and you're looking at a breeding ground for infections.

Thousands of children (and adults) die, or suffer permanent injury, each year due to untreated infections. So things like footwear, clean clothing, and simple disinfectants can save many lives of children living in poverty and homelessness.


Have we gotten enough for the super secret surprise?


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Have we gotten enough for the super secret surprise?

2,881 out of 3000

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Yeah I just mention the shoes since it says that amount on the donation page, it's going to a lot of stuff to help people ^w^

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Paizo $2,881

Cleric $788

Fighter $723

Rogue $550

Paladin $525


Rysky wrote:

Paizo $2,881

Cleric $788

Fighter $723

Rogue $550

Paladin $525

$2,891 now!

C'mon, people! We're within $110.00 of a Grand Sweep!!!

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And we've broken $3,000. Congratulations Paizo and everyone who donated!

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Yay!

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We made it to $3,000 thanks to all of your help! We will now reveal the bonus reward and unveil a new one.

The bonus reward you unlocked was The Gauntlet, as a magic item fully compliant with the playtest rules, added to the blog!

Our last goal is a tricky one. The tournament is on Sunday, so if we can raise $4,600, enough to take 3rd place in the current ranking as well as be Paizo’s new record for donations in the Gauntlet tournament, we will add a special blog topic entirely centered around familiars. These fuzzy friends already feature slightly in the upcoming wizard blog, but they weren’t scheduled to have their own blog, so this is a special chance to find out all sorts of details about them.


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Bullrush ALL the Goals.

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Mark Seifter wrote:

We made it to $3,000 thanks to all of your help! We will now reveal the bonus reward and unveil a new one.

The bonus reward you unlocked was The Gauntlet, as a magic item fully compliant with the playtest rules, added to the blog!

Our last goal is a tricky one. The tournament is on Sunday, so if we can raise $4,600, enough to take 3rd place in the current ranking as well as be Paizo’s new record for donations in the Gauntlet tournament, we will add a special blog topic entirely centered around familiars. These fuzzy friends already feature slightly in the upcoming wizard blog, but they weren’t scheduled to have their own blog, so this is a special chance to find out all sorts of details about them.

Does the Gauntlet have runeslots for, Oh, say, six or so gems? :3

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Rysky wrote:
Mark Seifter wrote:

We made it to $3,000 thanks to all of your help! We will now reveal the bonus reward and unveil a new one.

The bonus reward you unlocked was The Gauntlet, as a magic item fully compliant with the playtest rules, added to the blog!

Our last goal is a tricky one. The tournament is on Sunday, so if we can raise $4,600, enough to take 3rd place in the current ranking as well as be Paizo’s new record for donations in the Gauntlet tournament, we will add a special blog topic entirely centered around familiars. These fuzzy friends already feature slightly in the upcoming wizard blog, but they weren’t scheduled to have their own blog, so this is a special chance to find out all sorts of details about them.

Does the Gauntlet have runeslots for, Oh, say, six or so gems? :3

That reference would probably have been perfect last year, since last year's Gauntlet tournament was the infinity gauntlet (this year is Gauntlet: realms). Mostly it's based on the Gauntlet tournament, but it's also a fully functional item for extremely high level characters.

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Mark Seifter wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Mark Seifter wrote:

We made it to $3,000 thanks to all of your help! We will now reveal the bonus reward and unveil a new one.

The bonus reward you unlocked was The Gauntlet, as a magic item fully compliant with the playtest rules, added to the blog!

Our last goal is a tricky one. The tournament is on Sunday, so if we can raise $4,600, enough to take 3rd place in the current ranking as well as be Paizo’s new record for donations in the Gauntlet tournament, we will add a special blog topic entirely centered around familiars. These fuzzy friends already feature slightly in the upcoming wizard blog, but they weren’t scheduled to have their own blog, so this is a special chance to find out all sorts of details about them.

Does the Gauntlet have runeslots for, Oh, say, six or so gems? :3
That reference would probably have been perfect last year, since last year's Gauntlet tournament was the infinity gauntlet (this year is Gauntlet: realms). Mostly it's based on the Gauntlet tournament, but it's also a fully functional item for extremely high level characters.

Heh, nice.

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Apparently, 5th through 8th place gets the same number of power-ups, which explains why some of the teams above us threw in a $1,000 donation to avoid being passed while the teams below us mostly don't care that we took 5th.

The Gauntlet tournament as a whole is very close to hitting the overall goal. In fact, if we earn the familiar blog, even if no other team adds funds, the tournament as a whole will make its goal!


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Mark Seifter wrote:

Apparently, 5th through 8th place gets the same number of power-ups, which explains why some of the teams above us threw in a $1,000 donation to avoid being passed while the teams below us mostly don't care that we took 5th.

The Gauntlet tournament as a whole is very close to hitting the overall goal. In fact, if we earn the familiar blog, even if no other team adds funds, the tournament as a whole will make its goal!

Utterly awesome!


Good work, Team Paizo!

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Paizo $3,326

Cleric $828

Fighter $768

Rogue $580

Paladin $555


And here I was hoping the secret $3000 bonus actually was the Alchemist because they were limited to a team of four, not some artifact no one will ever get to use... Oh well XD

Congrats on crossing that threshold though, and here's hoping for familiars.

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Fuzzypaws wrote:
And here I was hoping the secret $3000 bonus actually was the Alchemist because they were limited to a team of four, not some artifact no one will ever get to use... Oh well XD

A magic item stat block is actually very revealing about how magic items are structured and priced in PF2. I'm quite excited to find that out even if the item itself sees no use at all.

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With just two more days (today and tomorrow) before the tournament, we are almost 3/4 of the way to the threshold for the familiar unlock. That's still a little ways out, but with the end coming, there's still definitely a chance that fence-sitters will join in and push us over the edge. Meanwhile, HBO and Geek Nation haven't moved, so $4600 continues to be enough to put us to 3rd from 5th.

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Mark Seifter wrote:

We made it to $3,000 thanks to all of your help! We will now reveal the bonus reward and unveil a new one.

The bonus reward you unlocked was The Gauntlet, as a magic item fully compliant with the playtest rules, added to the blog!

Our last goal is a tricky one. The tournament is on Sunday, so if we can raise $4,600, enough to take 3rd place in the current ranking as well as be Paizo’s new record for donations in the Gauntlet tournament, we will add a special blog topic entirely centered around familiars. These fuzzy friends already feature slightly in the upcoming wizard blog, but they weren’t scheduled to have their own blog, so this is a special chance to find out all sorts of details about them.

Familiars! Familiars! That would be lovely! Familiars are amongst my favorite things in Pathfinder, and the only thing I really miss having in Starfinder.

Hmm


Well, Hmm, you know what you need to do ;)

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We seemed to have stalled out for a little while, and Twitch has creeped up and barely passed us for 5th. Today is the last day to donate. Will we see a last-minute surge that unlocks familiars?


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I didn't figure out how to donate to a particular Paizo team until after I donated. Oh well, put it in the comments section.

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Now that it's in the final stretch and counting down by hours, it seems that the site for donations are open until midnight Sunday night, Pacific time. However, in order to affect the rank in the tournament, we're going to need donations sooner. Not sure when they make the final call for who is in what place, but the tournament starts at 11 AM Pacific time, so we only have around 15 hours left if that's the cutoff!

After Twitch's stunning rise to 5th, we are slowly rising back and are close, though 4th or above are the true prizes.


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I get the impression a $1,600 stretch for the last blog may have been a bridge too far, Mark - maybe two smaller goals (say 3,800 and then 4,600) to cover the Alchemist and then familiars might have drawn sufficient donations for your goal?


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Mark Seifter wrote:
Our last goal is a tricky one. The tournament is on Sunday, so if we can raise $4,600, enough to take 3rd place in the current ranking as well as be Paizo’s new record for donations in the Gauntlet tournament, we will add a special blog topic entirely centered around familiars. These fuzzy friends already feature slightly in the upcoming wizard blog, but they weren’t scheduled to have their own blog, so this is a special chance to find out all sorts of details about them.

Achievement unlocked!

With 25 hours remaining, the total is $4600.

Class totals have changed quite a bit as well.
Paladin $1729
Fighter $843
Cleric $828
Rogue $580
Direct to team $620


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Eyebrows went right to the top of my brow on that final anonymous donation. Wowza!


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Mark Seifter wrote:
Our last goal is a tricky one. The tournament is on Sunday, so if we can raise $4,600, enough to take 3rd place in the current ranking as well as be Paizo’s new record for donations in the Gauntlet tournament, we will add a special blog topic entirely centered around familiars. These fuzzy friends already feature slightly in the upcoming wizard blog, but they weren’t scheduled to have their own blog, so this is a special chance to find out all sorts of details about them.

Achievement unlocked!

With 25 hours remaining, the total is $4600.

Class totals have changed quite a bit as well.
Paladin $1729
Fighter $843
Cleric $828
Rogue $580
Direct to team $620

Yeah. Because Paladins are the best class. Like the Lawful Good Champions that we are we Smited that goal hard.

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dysartes wrote:
I get the impression a $1,600 stretch for the last blog may have been a bridge too far, Mark - maybe two smaller goals (say 3,800 and then 4,600) to cover the Alchemist and then familiars might have drawn sufficient donations for your goal?

I thought we might not make it too, but someone very generous and awesome (and anonymous) just donated the exact difference between where we were and the goal while I was starting to get ready to turn in for the night. Wow, I'm floored! We are beating not only Geek Nation for 4th place (HBO grabbed $300 more and is still barely holding onto 3rd) but also every other Paizo Gauntlet team that came before. We're trying to get you this blog in a timely fashion, and right now I couldn't be happier to have extra work coming my way on Monday! (plus I like familiars a lot)

We have no more special goals at this point, but if any other generous Paizo fans want to push us past HBO, we are in spitting distance of 3rd right now ($210).

Way to go everyone, and thank you so much! We will put those power-ups to good use (we are hoping to save as many as possible for the secret final round, which we have guessed is likely to be a puzzle-hunt based on how they talked about it and the fact that Mike Selinker designed it).


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Mark Seifter wrote:
dysartes wrote:
I get the impression a $1,600 stretch for the last blog may have been a bridge too far, Mark - maybe two smaller goals (say 3,800 and then 4,600) to cover the Alchemist and then familiars might have drawn sufficient donations for your goal?

I thought we might not make it too, but someone very generous and awesome (and anonymous) just donated the exact difference between where we were and the goal while I was starting to get ready to turn in for the night. Wow, I'm floored! We are beating not only Geek Nation for 4th place (HBO grabbed $300 more and is still barely holding onto 3rd) but also every other Paizo Gauntlet team that came before. We're trying to get you this blog in a timely fashion, and right now I couldn't be happier to have extra work coming my way on Monday! (plus I like familiars a lot)

We have no more special goals at this point, but if any other generous Paizo fans want to push us past HBO, we are in spitting distance of 3rd right now ($210).

Way to go everyone, and thank you so much! We will put those power-ups to good use (we are hoping to save as many as possible for the secret final round, which we have guessed is likely to be a puzzle-hunt based on how they talked about it and the fact that Mike Selinker designed it).

Little kids needed shoes, diapers, and food. What Paladin could resist popping in at the last second? Eh. Eh?

(Hey, if I had the spare cash, I'da done it.)


FYI Mark Seifter - You are personally the 4th highest earning Participant of all participants at the moment also.

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HWalsh wrote:
FYI Mark Seifter - You are personally the 4th highest earning Participant of all participants at the moment also.

Huh, you're right! The teams above us all had a pretty significant amount donated directly to the team, which is why it's possible to be that high (for instance, Bungie, who raised about as much as all the other teams combined, had all but a tiny amount of that donated directly to the team). 2nd place Monolith has the #1 participant, 8th place Undo-Redo actually has the #2, and (still in 3rd ahead of us by a hair) HBO has the #3. 10th place GenCon has the #5. Geek Nation (the 5th place team close behind us) has a 4-way tie for the next four participants after that, centered on what seems to be the same person/group of people who donated to hit exactly $1000 for each with what looks like an in-game reference of some kind each time.


That's amazing. :) Congratulations, guys. <3


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HWalsh wrote:
FYI Mark Seifter - You are personally the 4th highest earning Participant of all participants at the moment also.
Huh, you're right! The teams above us all had a pretty significant amount donated directly to the team, which is why it's possible to be that high (for instance, Bungie, who raised about as much as all the other teams combined, had all but a tiny amount of that donated directly to the team). 2nd place Monolith has the #1 participant, 8th place Undo-Redo actually has the #2, and (still in 3rd ahead of us by a hair) HBO has the #3. 10th place GenCon has the #5. Geek Nation (the 5th place team close behind us) has a 4-way tie for the next four participants after that, centered on what seems to be the same person/group of people who donated to hit exactly $1000 for each with what looks like an in-game reference of some kind each time.

So... Since, you know... Paladins proved that they were the best class in the end... You know... Most charitable... Protectors of the down trodden and all that... Whats the chance of us getting some more goodies? Eh? Eh?

(Can't blame a guy for tryin' can ya?)


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Even though I have mixed feelings about the current shape of The Class That Shall Not Be Named, I do actually feel that incredible donation merits a longer expansion for it. Or alternately an extra section in the inevitable eventual Animal Companion article specifically on TCTSNBN mounts or something :3


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So... Alchemist info at $5k? ;)

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Fuzzypaws wrote:
Even though I have mixed feelings about the current shape of The Class That Shall Not Be Named, I do actually feel that incredible donation merits a longer expansion for it. Or alternately an extra section in the inevitable eventual Animal Companion article specifically on TCTSNBN mounts or something :3

While that incredible anonymous donation was to me specifically (I was in third among the team before it), the spirit of the donation was definitely to focus on familiars, since it was a non-even amount of money that precisely caused us to hit our goal for familiars. We've already written all the sections you guys had earned already before the end of the week, but I'm going to make sure the familiar section is fun and thorough!

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dysartes wrote:
So... Alchemist info at $5k? ;)

I haven't cleared any further goals with anyone else, and right now we're still behind HBO by less than the amount to hit 5k, and I'm about to head out to the tournament. If we get a last-minute surge in time for the tournament to place us ahead of HBO (right now that would be $211), we will definitely be grateful, but I can't promise additional bits to this (already monster-sized thanks to all of your generosity) blog.


Good luck in the turnament -> knock'em dead :D

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Hope all y'all have fun at the tournament!


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Good luck, have fun, and thanks for raising all the moneys for charity.

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NielsenE wrote:
Good luck, have fun, and thanks for raising all the moneys for charity.

Thank you guys for donating all the moneys for charity! I'm still a bit in a daze that we managed to break the Paizo record, including Paizo's 2015 team, which was full of RPG icons like Erik and Jason. You guys rock!

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