Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Just Awesome!

Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook Sold Out!

All Preordered Copies Now in Distribution Channel, New Print Run to Arrive in Early November

Yesterday, 07:00 PM

Ten days before the launch of their much-anticipated Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook, Paizo Publishing today announced that the first print run of the book has sold out, with all preordered copies on their way to stores for an August 13 release. With preorders more than five times greater than for any previous product in Paizo's seven-year history, orders for the Core Rulebook continue to mount even as the company speeds to produce another print run. Paizo.com has retained enough copies to handle all paizo.com subscriptions and pre-orders. Customers who have not already placed a pre-order with paizo.com or their game or book retailer are encouraged to seek out a copy immediately following the book's retail release, as supplies are expected to run out well before the arrival of a second print run in early November.

"We thought we had printed enough to last us at least until the end of this year, but skyrocketing demand from our customers and distributors has us reprinting already," Lisa Stevens, CEO of Paizo said. "We have a healthy amount heading to Gen Con, but we think even those will go fast, so don't delay in picking up your copy!"

The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook is the first release in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game line of hardcover tabletop RPG rulebooks. Clocking in at a whopping 576 pages and at a weight of more than four pounds, this $49.99 rulebook is the newest incarnation of the 3.5 version of the world's best-selling roleplaying game. Playtested by more than 50,000 players over the last year, the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook is the most hotly anticipated tabletop RPG release of 2009. A massive electronic download file ($9.99) will remain available at paizo.com.

"The phenomenal support of the constantly growing community of Pathfinder RPG players has been a staggering sight to behold," said Paizo Publisher Erik Mona. "To sell out a hugely ambitious print run before the release date just goes to show what an immense audience this game will enjoy in the years to come."

The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook can be found wherever gaming products are sold or can be purchased directly from Paizo Publishing via paizo.com.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Update: August 3rd, 2009

Well, 10 days til Pathfinder arrives.

I have a huge project coming up, but I will still be working on my R. Scott Tilton publishing endeavors.

Monday, July 20, 2009

"Full Attack" will never be the same...

Another week and work on my first publication is coming along nicely.

As I didn't get the preview copy, all my rules will have to wait a couple months after the final release of the Pathfinder Role-Playing Game.

However I'm truly excited about the rules I'm putting together.

The Design Goals of this supplement:
* Create rules that work within the existing system to allow for truly cinematic combats within the metagame.
* Make each weapon balanced by changing the way iterative attacks work, through the creation of a speed system that isn't cumbersome.
* Make each weapon unique in what you can do with that weapon as your character advances from Proficiency to Mastery. (this weapon revision will also remove some abilities for those who are non-proficient, how can the untrained use a whip effectively to trip their opponents?)
* A picture of every weapon
* The return of many weapons that have disappeared in newer editions of the game; including the pike, the broadsword and the military fork!
* (Tenative) If there's room, I'd like to include some real history of the origin and function of the weapon

Prior to publication I will need some external playtesters to evaluate the final workings of the rules. (Under NDA of course)

As I said, "Full attack" will never be the same...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Welcome to the Studio

This is the placeholder site for the Studio.

R. Scott Tilton Studios is the location for everything related to RPGs for me. From actual Pathfinder Compatible supplements, to published artwork. Stay tuned, the work has begun, Pathfinder is on the Horizon, and everything is set to go!

Those of you who follow Paizo's website will recognize me as Xaaon. Those that do recognize me as Xaaon know that I'm always full of ideas...or sometimes full of it...

I'm an avid gamer, I'm in several PbPs on the site and running two games at home.

I have 26 years of Gaming experience, starting in 6th grade way back in 1983.