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jediwiker talks up a thread over on the Paizo boards about WotC's lack of outreach to the Paizo folks. Short version = Paizo has no 4E materials or OGL in hand, and no ETA for either. JD mentions "end of October" as the likely date for publishers to see more from WotC. Here's hoping, because the countdown to GenCon is definitely already happening.

I'm going to run an event at Emerald City Gamefest. If you want to play, drop by Third Place Books on Lake City Way on November 17th from 1 to 5 PM. Completely free admission. Let me know if you want to play at my table; it's a straight-up D&D clockpunk adventure. Characters provided, most likely.

mark_gedak discusses monsters and classes over at his Purple Duck Creations. He's got a thing about Otyughs, which always amuses me. He's found some ridiculous uses for the sewer beasties, and some scary combos. This time it's... No, I won't spoil it, but it's a well-tempered otyugh.

What else? Oh, I'm still proofing and finalizing Empire of the Ghouls, and forging ahead with the Six Arabian Adventures. If anyone knows how to contact the artist Karl Waller, I'd be much obliged.


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Oct. 25th, 2007 06:33 am (UTC)
[Unknown LJ tag] discusses monsters
Oct. 25th, 2007 01:17 pm (UTC)
It's me.
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Oct. 25th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)
Tried that one, and it failed. Tried the artists sites, and couldn't find a new contact.

I'm kind of afraid he's out of the business.
Oct. 25th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
Perhaps Open Design has rubbed off on Erik Mona? He has done "the awesome" by being up front and honest with his subscribers and by soliciting for their input and direction.

Now for scorpion mounted kobolds fighting with ermmm scorpions lashed to longspears...
Oct. 25th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
My dear spousal unit's gaming group is supposed to be beta-ing 4E and they have no materials.
Oct. 26th, 2007 09:54 pm (UTC)
That's disappointing. It seems to imply that the playtesting is pretty much superficial; there's no way to run the playtests in November, report results in December, and get them rolled into text, edited, laid out, and printed for a June release.

Not sure why they are playtesting this late. Odd.
Oct. 27th, 2007 12:47 am (UTC)
Pretty obvious that someone forced the hand and move the product launch by 6 months if not more. The recent post about the "Race & Class" preview poduct being outdated (not stated that way, but that's what it is.) also seems to indicate this. Also, if they are talking about designing artifacts and weapons now, how can the playtests even be a proper playtest that takes all the factors into account?

Anyway, I just wanted to congratulate you on having both Kobold Quarterly's on the top 5 at Paizo.
Oct. 27th, 2007 06:15 am (UTC)
Thanks, KQ is having a pretty good run right now. I think the next issue will keep things moving the right direction.

Yeah, I do start to think that WotC, despite having worked on 4E for a couple years already, may be pushing ship dates forward. The playtest timetable is looking very weak compared to 3E.

In some sense, it doesn't matter. My game will happen Sundays regardless. :)
Oct. 30th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
Wolfgang, It just occured to me that you would probably be interested in the other special guest that is going to be running something at the event.

Erik Scott DeBie will be running a game in the Song of Fire and Ice D20 system. He ran a game of that in June, and even though everyone perished (something happens alot in that system I'm told), there were more players than spots at the table, and everyone we talked to said it was a great game.

Erik has written two Forgotten Realms novels, and has stories in two FR anthologies. I'll make sure to introduce the two of you.

Oct. 31st, 2007 03:35 am (UTC)
Sounds great,I look forward to meeting him!
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Nov. 3rd, 2007 04:51 am (UTC)
Flattery will get you everywhere. :)
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