First, an item via Geek Related (who wonders why he’s getting so much traffic from Finnish sites… heh heh heh)… Chris Pramas, the bossman of Green Ronin Publishing, who’s coming to Ropecon this summer, wants to know what we want him to talk about.
Second, Paizo Publishing keeps getting more awesome by the minute. Now they’ve gone and hired Sean K. Reynolds. Mr Reynolds, for you Johnny-Come-Latelies, was with Wizards of the Coast around the turn of the century, and wrote good stuff. Reynolds’ The Scarlet Brotherhood sourcebook for AD&D 2E has been a major reference work for Principality of Naerie module writers in Living Greyhawk. He also worked on the 3E Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting hardcover, which in my mind is damn close to the Platonic ideal of a campaign setting book. Later, he’s notable for the Core Beliefs article series in Dragon (in Paizo’s time), where he fleshed out the Greyhawk deities from the Player’s Handbook, and among other things, made Pelor cool. For Paizo, his first product seems to be Gods & Magic for Pathfinder Chronicles.
Paizo also released a sneak peek at character generation guidelines in Pathfinder Society a couple of days ago. They previously announced Taldor as the final of the five factions.
EN World, the esteemed D&D news site and community that’s been around in some form or another since the heady days of the 3E announcement, has unveiled “EN World 2″, a completely updated and revised site. There’s a lot of technical stuff I’m sure is very slick and all that, plus a wiki for reviews, a blog system, and so forth. Also, the forums, which I can heartily recommend. I’m one of the operators are EN World’s chatroom, #enworld, on the OtherWorlders IRC network. Not that they seem to be admitting it anywhere on EN World. The continued status of the chatroom is a bit unclear at this point, but come on in and say hi.