Joint Statement from JoD4HAP Editorial Team in Solidarity With Unionized Paizo Workers

Today, Paizo employees announced their intent to form the organization Unionized Paizo Workers. The editorial team of JoD4HAP would like to express support and solidarity with our friends and colleagues at Paizo.

Efforts to keep Paizo leadership accountable for their actions are ongoing, but successful unionization is a step forward. In their statement today, the Unionized Paizo Workers noted that speaking with one voice will imbue their words with the power necessary to bring leadership to the bargaining table.

“We are united as one front, with one voice, as one party, to call out for change, for action, and for accountability.”

We see you, friends. We stand with you and with your cause.

Read the full statement thread here:

Visit the #PaizoAccountability carrd to see how you can get involved.

Thanks,

Alex Friedman
Elizabeth Parsons
Brent Bowser

JoD4HAP Joint Statement on the Present Turmoil at Paizo

We, the editors of The Journal of Dungeoneering for Hip and Attractive Professionals, have decided to jointly express our support for the creative people, community organizers, and laborers at Paizo whose work has created immeasurable value for the TTRPG community.

Our beloved community and our games are much bigger, much realer, and much more resilient than any given corporation, golem, frog god, or beach magician. Remember, the TTRPG community and our games have weathered more than a few instances where people have abused the privilege of working alongside us for power, money, and antisocial motivations. Yes, our shared imaginative spaces, our tables, and our stories aim to be inclusive. Yet, inclusivity in itself is a social contract. Inclusivity requires us to abide by what we owe one another as people, professional colleagues, and friends. We encourage Paizo’s leadership to act accordingly.

Thanks,

Alex Friedman
Elizabeth Parsons
Brent Bowser