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Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber. FullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 871 posts (957 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 9 Pathfinder Society characters. 4 aliases.


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Possibly the most awesomest guy ever!

That would be great!


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Fun and versatile. Not great.

I don't think that the occultist is supposed to be a gish. I do think that it should be at least somewhat able to be, via implement choices or archetypes.

I don't think that the occultist is supposed to be equal to rogues or investigators for skill-monkeying, either, but maybe with implements or archetypes, it could be.

As is, the poor guys are about third best at everything. (If you don't count ties for first or second). I'm hoping that the class can be cleaned up a bit to allow for some best at one thing or nearly best at a couple.

Maybe this cleared up a few things from my post, maybe it didn't. I'll summarize, too: the concept is unique and interesting, but the execution is rough and lacking for definite mechanical benefit.


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I've only gotten the chance to play an occultist for the playtest, and it's a great class...idea.

Psychometry is cool and I don't remember ever having seen it in a game mechanic (actually, I think Longshot had it in Marvel). The occultist plays well with the intended overall theme of the new classes, too, and could be used to make conversions of Harry Dresden or Van Helsing without stretching very far.

The class is difficult to understand with a single reading, and the implement groups aren't balanced well against one another. There are only a few that have focus powers available and worth taking at first level, for instance. The spell list, as it sits, is unimpressive and lopsided.

Maybe good, maybe bad: occultists' casting is genuinely unique and eventually results in lots of high-level spells known, but few spells per day.

I really like the high number of skills and good proficiencies. I keep reading that it "advertises one thing but delivers another." I disagree, but it fits with my first negative point. All in all, the occultist offers a fun, versatile "jack-of-all-trades" class.

Thanks, Paizo.


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Right on

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I definitely felt like character personality and appearance were fairly unimportant when I was playing back home, face to face. I just got into a couple of pbp scenarios, and the rp value is greatly improved.

With my job taking me all over the world (Army) I think I may just make it my primary method of play.


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I would like to see "alternate" lists based on other cultures. A Native American or Taoist or Hindu- inspired list would be really cool. Sadly I'm not familiar enough with the importance of specific things from these cultures, so I don't have specific recommendations.


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Sorry to hear. Good luck.

-Abyssian aka Poog


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Thanks!


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So, a heads-up to the Licktoads and Mari: I leave for a field exercise (Army) in 12 hours and will be out in nowhere until PM on the 23rd (Korean time zone). I provide internet as my job, so I should be able to continue posting....but Drive doesn't work on my Gov computers and I can't move using my phone. Assuming we have phone service where I'm going (I think we will), I should be able to view the maps, just not manipulate them.

If for some miracle I stop posting, it's because Paizo.com has finally been blocked by the Department of the Army.

AAAAAAaaaaaaarrrrgggghhhh!!!! Poog go play with the croakers!


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Poog can't fix your poison, Mog-Mog. But Poog can make bite go away.

cure light wounds: 1d8 + 1 ⇒ (4) + 1 = 5

Let's go get the Scribbleface's FIREWORKS!

Poog shouts excitedly before pulling a splintery wooden flute from.... somewhere. He plays (poorly) for a time and dances about.

Ouch!

With a small chunk of wood hanging from his lip, Poog becomes irritated at his flute.

Grrrrgh! Let's go!


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Right on. Thank you.


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Mari, I totally just made a copy of your Drive map (complete with Goblins!). How did you rip the images to Google Drive?


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I thought about the "legacy" aspect, myself. I'm glad the faction icons match the current factions, though.


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Really I was just poking fun. I don't have a problem with Commonwealths.


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Kirth, it's because you live in a Commonwealth! Remember that there is a non-Commonwealth State sandwiched between PA and VA. Keystones and Lovers be damned, MD is the world capital of CRABS!

....and we unquestionably have the coolest flag. Just saying.


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The first trick step is to get her interested in even picking up the dice, so to speak.

Once she's on board, Beginners Box is a good, fun, rules-light(er) system. It will actually be harder for you than her because of your existing PFRPG knowledge.

Good luck!


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Mari, this may be my first PbP player attempt. I will gladly (gleefully, even) play any of the loveable little fiends.


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There's a Meetup, now!


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Bump number three. No PFRPG players in Korea?


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Another shot. Doesn't even have to be by private message.


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Anyone?


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Oracle- lunar mystery also provides an AC.


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Um, yeah. That about sums it up. If you're in DongDuCheon or Uijeongbu area, hit me up by private message. I GM PFS and have Iron Gods coming to me. I'm willing to play a different AP or homebrew but unlikely to GM those.


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1-level dip in Bard will open up the knowledges and keep CHA synergy. Unless you want to use a standard action on a performance that never gets better, I'd take the archeologist archetype.


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Unapologetic sounds wonderful! I also enjoy Sapporo, especially in those bullet - proof cans.

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Gotcha. Another possible option would be a wand; since it's on your "spell" list, you can use it without UMD. Still expensive by comparison, though.


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Since I'm leaving town for a year, I'm still drinking up the Maryland beers. Tonight's comes from Baltimore: Red Sky at Night by Heavy Seas. There are some flavors that I'm trying to pick out, still. It's significantly different from the IPAs that I'm used to, but I think it's going to find it's place on my palette.

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Just so you know- it's on the Alchemist list, so an Alchemist 7+ with the Infusion discovery can get you Monstrousized.


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May I recommend Abadar as this one's patron deity? Seems like the logical choice for a "redeemed barbarian." He fights for civilization!


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@Wes: good on you and on Paizo for refusal to make it a negative thing. Amongst the many, many reasons why I enjoy the Paizo community.


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@Torbyne & pH unbalanced: it's been a while. I get the feeling that we're all remembering the ones that we felt had the best argument for plausibility. pH, zie will, zie will.


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"Crystal Frasier wrote:
Mulibrous Tincture

You just had to follow up great fluff with the crunch to back it?... I'm with Gorbacz on the "contributor" title.


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Aspel wrote:

Also, isn't one of the existing iconics also rumoured to be trans? My money is on Seoni. I don't remember why, though.

I think the popular guess was Damiel for access to alchemical...stuff, mutagenic...stuff, and a general lack of gender-based information.


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Sorry, it does not bypass DR/magic as written. Your GM may be inclined to give you some leeway or options that don't already exist in the books (like a feat or hex that allows your hair to count as....) if you talk about it with him/her.

Good luck.


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With regards to Earth (capitalized!), aren't tuatara from New Zealand?

EDIT: ninja'd

More importantly: Crystal, it took reading the first page and a half of comments to actually understand Shardra's story but I must congratulate you on a double-entendre of becoming a shaman (historically, to be a "shaman," you must first have suffered some sort of medical malady, and after venturing into the spirit-world and overcoming the malady, you would have the insight to qualify you into shamanism). I thought that the broken arm was a relatively weak malady, story-wise, but as I came to realize that the arm wasn't it, her story really came together. Kudos and well written (even if it took a little explaining for me to get it)!


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So INT4, WIS12, and CHA19? This is a perfectly functional person (since he has so many friends to help him out!). Can't learn new things very well or quickly and always gets the long words wrong. Probably can't spell worth a lick and doesn't bother with math more difficult than you'd see on Dora the Explorer. So, notably stupid. This isn't the guy you want as a manager, but quite likely as a motivational speaker.

As for the complexity of the plan, I would only be a tiny bit surprised if my three-year-old daughter came up with the same plan. Just think, this is a sorcerer- he just "gets" invisibility. Magic is how to overcome obstacles to INT4 sorcerer. That high charisma could probably be used to convince the gaoler to release his friends, but it's not what he did. He did magic! He actually did something stupid, given the resources available- he made his friends fugitives.

"But he hid the key!" Yup. With an understanding of the limits of his spell, which he does have, and a positive modifier for wisdom, why does this seem unreasonable?


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Excellent work, Erik. You made a very intriguing character from a class that would otherwise just be "character who kills things martially." I applaud your injection of flavor into the Artemis Entreri base class.


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Nicos, did you happen to read the Arcanist Preview?


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The law/chaos axis comes from Michael Moorcock's Elric stories. Elric: The Stealer of Souls is worth reading to understand the context that inspired its existence in early D&D.

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For the record, John, my 1,000 to 1 is against changing of minds, not reading the thread.


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I'm looking at human or half-orc aberrant bloodrager. Bald noggin, dark grey skin, four-mirror armor made from salvaged ship-hull parts, two spiked gauntlets, green circuitry tattoos, falchion with some kind of elemental damage..... the irradiated barbarian.

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Well, Baxcel, I don't know what to tell you. Mike and John are not going to read your thread and change their minds. (I would gamble 1,000 to 1 on that, by the way)

If you absolutely cannot abide the rules, maybe it's time to look for a home game. My time in this thread is over. Tschüß!

EDIT: apologies, ThunderMage. This is your thread.

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Baxcel wrote:
Abyssian wrote:
Baxcel wrote:
Not trying to be above the rest of you I'm trying to enjoy the game an have fun... The only race I personally enjoy is Aasimars I've looked every other race none fit well for me except them... I follow the rules but this is one I can't an won't follow... If people wanna use Trifling an Aasimars that's fine with me... If they dont OK... But dont ruin my games an my fun by removing the only option I see use able for me currently

My advice is to play all of your registered characters as high as you can and then look back to see if maybe there is a concept that you could play that isn't an aasimar.

wait, you don't have any registered characters, do you?

I have a society number... None my chr information is online currently...

Well, that's really all you need. I really do recommend playing the characters you have as far as you can (you should be able to hit about 18th level with a couple of them if you don't mind GMing a little) before hating the campaign and its rules.

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TOZ, when did you pick up that fifth star?

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Baxcel wrote:
Not trying to be above the rest of you I'm trying to enjoy the game an have fun... The only race I personally enjoy is Aasimars I've looked every other race none fit well for me except them... I follow the rules but this is one I can't an won't follow... If people wanna use Trifling an Aasimars that's fine with me... If they dont OK... But dont ruin my games an my fun by removing the only option I see use able for me currently

My advice is to play all of your registered characters as high as you can and then look back to see if maybe there is a concept that you could play that isn't an aasimar.

wait, you don't have any registered characters, do you?


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The Forgotten Realms model for default RPG settings, that is- a world in which a country or region can be found for most real-world analogues as well as most popular fantasy settings, is a "please everybody," politically-correct, commercially viable move.

Take a look on the Golarion map at where Numeria, and the entire Iron Gods AP (I would guess) lies. Up in the northeast corner, way out of everybody's way. Basically, it is either the setting for your campaign, or it is so distant that it never gets mentioned.

As for suspension of disbelief and verisimilitude, Numeria is a desolate wasteland so far from everything else that only the best travelled or educated have probably even heard of it. There is an enormous hole with demons coming out of it nearby- which probably comes up a lot more often than "that place with no crops that apparently some metal star crashed into and messed everybody in it up pretty bad a long, long time ago."

Sci-fi peanut-butter in my fantasy chocolate? Generally speaking, I'm with you fellers- it's not my thing. This time, though, I'm looking forward to it more than I can explain. Still- I'll try. This AP draws on all of the Sword & Sorcery, Sword & Sandal, Post-Apocolyptic Wasteland, Space Opera, Star Wars, Battlestar Gallactica, Buck Rodgers, Flash Gordon, Thundarr the Barbarian, Galtar and the Golden Lance, Thundercats, Silverhawks, Herculoids, and all the other media of my youth. (I suspect that most of Paizo was born in the mid 70's)

I totally understand that many people won't buy or play Iron Gods. I'm going to, though.


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The Rules wrote:
Scatter Weapon Quality: A weapon with the scatter weapon quality can shoot two different types of ammunition. It can fire normal bullets that target one creature, or it can make a scattering shot, attacking all creatures within a cone. Cannons with the scatter weapon quality only fire grapeshot, unless their descriptions state otherwise. When a scatter weapon attacks all creatures within a cone, it makes a separate attack roll against each creature within the cone. Each attack roll takes a –2 penalty, and its attack damage cannot be modified by precision damage or damage-increasing feats such as Vital Strike. Effects that grant concealment, such as fog or smoke, or the blur, invisibility, or mirror image spells, do not foil a scatter attack. If any of the attack rolls threaten a critical, confirm the critical for that attack roll alone. A firearm that makes a scatter shot misfires only if all of the attack rolls made misfire. If a scatter weapon explodes on a misfire, it deals triple its damage to all creatures within the misfire radius.
The Rules also wrote:

Ranged Spellstrike (Su): At 4th level, a myrmidarch can use spellstrike to cast a single-target touch attack ranged spell and deliver it through a ranged weapon attack. Even if the spell can normally affect multiple targets, only a single missile, ray, or effect accompanies the attack.

At 11th level, a myrmidarch using a multiple-target spell with this ability may deliver one ray or line of effect with each attack when using a full-attack action, up to the maximum allowed by the spell (in the case of ray effects). Any effects not used in the round the spell is cast are lost. This ability replaces spell recall and improved
spell recall.

Select one target. Apply the shocking grasp to that target.

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LazarX wrote:
I really fail to see how any race could be "easier" than Human. With Humans there aren't any complicated spell like abilities to manage, you don't have to worry about certain buff spells not working on them, they get a bonus feat, and they get to place their plus 2 anywhere they want.

Don't forget that with aasimar, you have to try to pair your "skilled" and your SLA with your ability-bonus needs to your concept. Humans are far and away the easiest race to make work. It's too bad they don't have darkvision!


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Pan wrote:
So i'll be bottling my peach-ginger mead this week and will have 3 empty primaries for the first time in ever. I got a bourbon barrel porter ready to brew but I need some more suggestions. Y'all good folks have any reccomendations?

How's that Peach-Ginger Mead? Sounds like a good mix of flavors.

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