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Puzzling Races

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Last week Sean shared a list of the featured races appearing in the Advanced Race Guide. He’s a softie, intoxicated with a dose of holiday cheer, and was hopped up on the sugary goodness that is Andrew Vallas’s mom’s delicious baklava. (She sends a care package with enough for everyone in the Paizo offices just in time for Christmas and it is marvelous. Phenomenal even...but I digress.)

This week, you get me. I’m not nearly as charitable, I’m a bit of a humbug, and all my baklava is long gone, so I’m going to make you work for the next preview. As Sean explained last week, Chapter 3 of the Advanced Race Guide provides information about 14 uncommon races. Below you’ll find the first letter of the name of each of those races. Let’s see how long it takes you to correctly guess them all.

C
D
G
G
K
M
N
S
S
S
S
V
V
W

Let the games begin!

Stephen Radney-MacFarland
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Shadow Lodge

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Morgen wrote:
Hmmm, I don't seem to see a P up there for Ponies.

That's because it's not filed under "P." It's under "M" for My Little Pony!

... Gods help us all.

- Rebis

Lantern Lodge

And before anyone else can say it, I don't know why I said the Elemental races came from Legacy of Fire. With a quick look through I didn't see them, though for some reason I thought that that is where they originated. My bad.


Pathfinder Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Dragon78 wrote:

If the races from Tian Xia are not going to be in then we might be getting some new races.

Changeling
Duegar
Gillmen
Gripli
K???
Merfolk
N???
S???
Strix
Suli
Sverfneblin
Vanara
Vishkanya
W???

It's also quite possible that I A) heard wrong or B) whomever mentioned it only said "no" because Paizo wasn't ready to announce it yet.


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Urath DM wrote:
Gillmen are unlikely, I think, as they are Golarion-specific and the book is in the RPG line.

A LOT of monsters start out as being in the Golarion line and get moved into the Core line. A good percentage of Bestiaries 2 and 3 fit the criteria.

Qadira RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16, Contributor

Sgmendez wrote:
And before anyone else can say it, I don't know why I said the Elemental races came from Legacy of Fire. With a quick look through I didn't see them, though for some reason I thought that that is where they originated. My bad.

The 'elemental' races were called Suli I believe and I am pretty sure they are from LoF book 1 or 2.

Lantern Lodge

Dennis Baker wrote:
Sgmendez wrote:
And before anyone else can say it, I don't know why I said the Elemental races came from Legacy of Fire. With a quick look through I didn't see them, though for some reason I thought that that is where they originated. My bad.
The 'elemental' races were called Suli I believe and I am pretty sure they are from LoF book 1 or 2.

Nope, the Suli is a completely different race from the Quadira Player Companion book.


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Dennis Baker wrote:
Sgmendez wrote:
And before anyone else can say it, I don't know why I said the Elemental races came from Legacy of Fire. With a quick look through I didn't see them, though for some reason I thought that that is where they originated. My bad.
The 'elemental' races were called Suli I believe and I am pretty sure they are from LoF book 1 or 2.

The "Suli" Jann were from the Player's Companion to Qadira.

No additional player races were given in the Legacy of Fire AP.

The Ifrit, Oread, Slyph, and Undine (to the best of my knowledge) 1st appeared in Bestiary 2.

Oh, and with the "suli" jann... in their write-up they are given the option of having an energy type of their choice "sheath" their arms (or held melee weapons I believe). That might be the "elemental" race portion you are thinking about Dennis.

Dean

EDIT: D'Oh! Ninja'd by sgmendez. :P

Silver Crusade

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Caelesti wrote:
Personally, I just hope that they do a better job with Chapter 4 than they did in the playtest, they need far more options and far fewer restrictions. It was very obvious that they were just going through the existing races and pricing the abilities, rather than considering what NEW races people might want to price out, such as diminutive races, serpentine races, etc. How did they ever miss those as options in the first pass?

I really hope Chapter 4 is heavily revised and expanded.

I need options for four-armed Standard races that don't overpower them, body-type support for Cecaelia-like races that push into Advanced Races at most, and serpentine races if I'm going to make my primary homebrew races at all.

Stuff like hooves pushing races into the Monstrous tier and all of those pre-requisites that aren't relevant to homebrew made me nervous too, but there has been a lot of talk about how much rethinking was going into this.

Osirion

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I like Stephen Radney-MacFarlane.


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Monkeygod wrote:
Chris Mortika wrote:
I'm pretty sure that C is for Changelings, which makes me sad for the Centaurs. I'm still holding out hope that W is for Wemics.
I'm pretty sure C is Cookie, which is good enough for me.

You win this thread!


Cenobytes
Decepticon
Gestalt
Great Old One
Kali
Mutant
Ninja (they're everywhere)
Saiyajin
Starfell
Stuntman
Superhero
Vampire, Nosgoth
Vampire, Twilight
Wasabi


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the Haunted Jester wrote:
Maybe WOTC lost some rights to Dragonlance and we now get Kenders...(doubtful but we can dream)

As soon as someone invents Pixie Sticks that have an extra effect on the Gnomes, Kenders would be obsolete.

Paizo Employee Designer

Sgmendez wrote:

C - Changeling

D - Duegar
G - Gillmen
G - Grippli
K - Kitsune
M - Merfolk
N - Nagaji
S - Samsarans
S - Strix
S - Suli
S - Svirfneblin
V - Vanara
V - Vishkanya
W - Wayang

Edit: By the way. I posted this last week. These are all the other playable races we have so far that are not getting the good treatment.

Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner. Well done, Sgmendez. That was quick...even quicker considering that you posted this last week. ;)

Cheliax

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Yes Changelings prevail!!!!!


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Sgmendez wrote:
And before anyone else can say it, I don't know why I said the Elemental races came from Legacy of Fire. With a quick look through I didn't see them, though for some reason I thought that that is where they originated. My bad.

The Djinni, Efreeti, Janni, Marid, and Shaitan Genies all use artwork from LoF. That might be what you're thinking of.


Stephen Radney-MacFarland wrote:

Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner. Well done, Sgmendez. That was quick...even quicker considering that you posted this last week. ;)

Nuuu! Now I have to buy this book! My poor wallet...


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion Subscriber

Strix!
Gotta love 'em.

Silver Crusade

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Strix ftw!


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Changling, Gripli, Kitsune, Merfolk, and Vanara are the ones I am most exited about.

Too a lesser extent I am also interested in the Nagaji, Samsarans, Strix, and Wayang

Svirfneblim are just too powerful to me and Duegar have too many immunities.


YES KITSUNE!

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber

The confirmation of merfolk has me really hopeful about expanded support for different body types now. :)


godsDMit wrote:
Monkeygod wrote:
Chris Mortika wrote:
I'm pretty sure that C is for Changelings, which makes me sad for the Centaurs. I'm still holding out hope that W is for Wemics.
I'm pretty sure C is Cookie, which is good enough for me.
One of the V's might be for Vegetables, since that's what the Cookie Monster eats now, ya know. :/

Blasphemy.


D - Duegar
G - Grippli
K - Kitsune
S - Strix
S - Svirfneblin

yah for these fellows


Will there be additional foxy feats for the kitsune. I am currently playing a kitsune fire wujen/monk in the Jade Regent and would love to make him more foxy.

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