Interview Episode 20 – Erik Mona

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Summary: You can find a transcript of this show here (! * (0:24) Introducing guest host, Willie. * (0:49) Introducing Erik Mona. * (1:34) The size, state, and explosive growth of the Pathfinder game and Pathfinder Society. * (3:23) Erik's more thorough introduction, including his resume in the gaming industry. * (6:35) We ask Erik to explain exactly what the job title of "publisher" means and what specific roles he fills at Paizo. * (9:10) How past experience with the RPGA and Living campaigns affected the formulation of the Pathfinder Society. * (22:14) An after-school D&D club in 1983, how Erik's parents fought to get him in, and how it affected the trajectory of his life. * (30:44) Erik's take on Pathfinder being called "D&D 3.75".  We also talk about the possibility of a sequel edition. * (36:09) The upcoming Pathfinder Beginner Box.  You can find details and see the unboxing video on their site (  We also talk about the market viability of box set products in general. * (50:13) The history, purpose, and future intentions for the Paizo online store. * (56:58) Future projects coming up at Paizo, including the Pathfinder Battles miniatures. Hosts: Chad, Dan, Johann, Wayne, Willie Guests: Erik Mona