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Goody White in print!

Goody White’s Book of Folk Magic, my quirky book of spells for Pathfinder and the Cypher System, is finally available in print! (I’ve actually been shipping out print copies to the Kickstarter backers for a few weeks now, but now those are finally all on their way, so I’ve opened it up for anyone to…

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Rest in Peace, Mike McArtor

I just heard the news that Mike McArtor (@MKMedits on Twitter), formerly of Paizo Publishing and editor at dailymtg.com for Wizards of the Coast, was in a car accident on March 23rd and has died. Mike and I have a long history. When I was the online coordinator at TSR from ’95-’97, I initially had a team…

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Paizo Deity Article Easter Eggs

  Over the past few weeks I’ve been posting easter eggs about the various god articles I wrote for the Paizo adventure paths; this info appeared on my Facebook fan page and Twitter, but just in case you don’t read those, I’m reposting them here. 2/5 Abadar: The planar ally Ghost of Malthus is based on…

Sean’s Common PRD Links

As a designer and developer, I have to look up a lot of information in the rules. For me, it’s usually faster to jump to Paizo’s PRD (Pathfinder RPG Reference Document), an online indexed html reference of all their core books, than to grab a specific book and page to what I’m looking for. To make…

Gen Con: Jodi and her Amiri costume

Reminder! Jodi is dressing up as Amiri (Paizo’s iconic barbarian) at Gen Con! If you see her, ask to get your picture with her. Post your pics on the Paizo boards, or on Facebook, or Livejournal, or whatever! preview of Jodi in her costume

photos of some prepainted Confrontation minis

Earlier I talked about how Paizo got some of the nice prepainted plastic minis from the Confrontation game (by Rackham). I took some close-up pics of the sets that I got. They’re nice sculps, the paint jobs are good for pre-painted minis, the price is great ($3 per Templar, under $2 per Clone, and under…

My Scarlet Monastery minis

Way back in June of last year, I posted a quick filedump of my pics from PaizoCon, which included all of the minis I painted for the PCs in my two Scarlet Monastery one-shots. I finally got around to photographing all of the NPC minis for that, and they’re here in a publicly-viewable Facebook album.

Some Hellknight minis!

Painted some of these up for my Bastards of Erebus playtest campaign, then thought I’d round out a few more and ebay them as a group along with a signed copy of the adventure. No, they aren’t official Hellknight minis, they’re minis I had on had which I painted for use in the playtest. just…

Writing tip: watch out for passive voice

EDIT #1: I didn’t intend this to turn into a discussion of the merits of active vs. passive voice, or whether it’s a conspiracy of Latin-trained English speakers being fussy, or whether specific examples are more in the middle rather than being clearly active or passive. This is me, a guy who has to read…

How the mind of my Enemy works

John Wick, a.k.a. wickedthought is doing a group of NPCs for Paizo’s Pathfinder Chronicles: NPC Guide. Because he is a clever fellow, he is being really creative with his concepts and work method. And he’s detailing this in a series of LiveJournal posts. You should check it out.