Thursday, February 16, 2012

Paizo's Year Long Retrospective: 1

It's a good thing nobody relies on me for news, because I am terrible about paying attention to news and posting about it in a timely manner.

A week ago today (see how on top of things I am?) Paizo put up a fascinating retrospective on their blog. The company was originally founded in 2002, so this year will be the tenth year of Paizo's operation. Ten years since they started bringing us the best content we ever saw out of Dungeon and Dragon magazines. Eventually they would go on to create many amazing products, including my beloved Pathfinder RPG. It's no secret that I'm in love with this company. They've done so much to improve gaming, and I like to hope that in the future they will continue to combine their amazing innovators, with tried and tested ideas to create some amazing games for us to spend all of our money on.

I'll forgo the play-by-play. Though I did get a hearty laugh from some friends earlier today when I recounted the story about how Paizo moved into their first offices. "The previous company in the offices had vacated in a hurry, so the landlord offered to sell us all their stuff for a dollar. It turned out to be a really good investment, because we found a $20 in one of the desks." Good times, good times.

I would really encourage you to read the post. It's a fun and charming read, with a few moment that made me giggle. I'll definitely be keeping my eye on this as more are posted throughout the year.

Also, is it just me, or does Lisa Stevens come off as some kind of nerd-badass genius? She was laid off from her job at Wizards of the Coast, so she took a year off to work on her Star Wars Collection!?

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