Bastardhall Super Dungeon in 2nd Edition Pathfinder?


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Anyone else hoping for a Bastardhall Super Dungeon in 2nd Edition Pathfinder?

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Given that Wes Schneider, who came up with Bastardhall, is now working for WotC and can't freelance for Paizo, I'd say the hopes for that are close to zero.


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What was this dungeon?

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Spooky horror castle in Ustalav that would collect people.

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This is pretty unlikely. We've got a LOT of megadungeons we'd love to do, and Bastardhall is only one of them. And since it was Wes Schneider's focus... out of respect for him having left the company, I'd rather focus our megadungeon attentions elsewhere.


Gorbacz wrote:
Given that Wes Schneider, who came up with Bastardhall, is now working for WotC and can't freelance for Paizo, I'd say the hopes for that are close to zero.

I'm sorry Mr. Schneider left Paizo Pubishing and I do wish to honor and respect his legacy but even though Bastardhall is his brainchild I believe it probably still is the property of Paizo Publishing and I think someone else could possibly give it the justice it deserves one day.

James Jacobs wrote:
This is pretty unlikely. We've got a LOT of megadungeons we'd love to do, and Bastardhall is only one of them. And since it was Wes Schneider's focus... out of respect for him having left the company, I'd rather focus our megadungeon attentions elsewhere.

While I understand that I am hoping that one day Paizo Publishing will indeed give us a Bastardhall megadungeon. Until then, like the Strigoi who slumber in tombs beneath Ustalav, I shall wait patiently. ;) :D

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Berselius wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
Given that Wes Schneider, who came up with Bastardhall, is now working for WotC and can't freelance for Paizo, I'd say the hopes for that are close to zero.

I'm sorry Mr. Schneider left Paizo Pubishing and I do wish to honor and respect his legacy but even though Bastardhall is his brainchild I believe it probably still is the property of Paizo Publishing and I think someone else could possibly give it the justice it deserves one day.

James Jacobs wrote:
This is pretty unlikely. We've got a LOT of megadungeons we'd love to do, and Bastardhall is only one of them. And since it was Wes Schneider's focus... out of respect for him having left the company, I'd rather focus our megadungeon attentions elsewhere.
While I understand that I am hoping that one day Paizo Publishing will indeed give us a Bastardhall megadungeon. Until then, like the Strigoi who slumber in tombs beneath Ustalav, I shall wait patiently. ;) :D

Bastardhall is still owned by Paizo, but we've got a lot of other things to do to. I'd rather let Bastardhall go than take it somewhere Wes didn't intend, and instead focus our efforts on locations current employees and writers are excited to explore instead.


Does that mean, maybe several years later, Paizo can(though not necessarily will) hire Wesley Schneider to write a Bastardhall megadungeon book?

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Aenigma wrote:
Does that mean, maybe several years later, Paizo can(though not necessarily will) hire Wesley Schneider to write a Bastardhall megadungeon book?

No.

It means that if we decide that it's time to do a Bastardhall product, Wes will be the first person I'd hope we'd approach to hire to write it, or at the very least let him know and give him the first refusal.

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This is what I did when I decided the time was right to finally put Mengkare on center stage as the primary behind-the-scenes antagonist for an Adventure Path. Mengkare and Hermea were the creation of James Sutter, who no longer works at Paizo. I spoke with him early on about it, and while he wasn't able to write an adventure for the AP, he WAS able to write a few of the companion articles and gave me his blessing to proceed without him.

Respecting the work of others is important to me, even if that work is no longer legally owned by them because they wrote for hire or wrote while employed by a company like Paizo.


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James Jacobs wrote:


Respecting the work of others is important to me, even if that work is no longer legally owned by them because they wrote for hire or wrote while employed by a company like Paizo.

This is why I love Paizo as a company. This is a great culture to have.

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