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Developer. RPG Superstar 2014 Dedicated Voter. Pathfinder Society Member. 7,219 posts (7,318 including aliases). 1 review. 1 list. 1 wishlist. 3 Pathfinder Society characters. 24 aliases.


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Well done, Forge-folk!

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I've met both Kevin and Dave in person, and I can confirm that they are not one another's dopplgänger.

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Well done, Nick!

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Christopher Wasko wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:

I'm excited to see the results of this contest. I really like that you guys decided to do this and I'm delighted that so many people entered and got excited about it.

Good luck to all that entered and godspeed to the judges as they work their way through the entries!

I wonder if any Paizo staff (excepting Mike Welham, of course) are voting. And I wonder which entry or entries they're voting for...

I've been following this contest since it started and I'm certainly voting. I just haven't made a final decision yet. :)

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Don't you just peel back the hooves?

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I'm excited to see the results of this contest. I really like that you guys decided to do this and I'm delighted that so many people entered and got excited about it.

Good luck to all that entered and godspeed to the judges as they work their way through the entries!

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*Gets the mop to clean up head explosions.*

again

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In most cases, those locations are not detailed anywhere to date. When the Inner Sea World Guide was written, the campaign setting was still fairly new, and while we wanted to talk about the things already mentioned, we also needed to include things for GMs to flesh out themselves. The only one of those locations in your post that has more information is The Shouk (which was just a small paragraph picked up in the monster entry for ogrekin).

Sorry I can't be more help, but know that those locations can be blank slates for your own imagination.

Also, if you ever want to do a bit of research into Golarion, check out the PathfinderWiki. It can be helpful to reference names quickly or see where more information might be in other books.

Enjoy! :)

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Wiggz wrote:
Drogon wrote:
You're right: it won't be popular at all. In fact, it's a pretty sure bet you'll completely derail this topic with that kind of post. Do yourself a favor and delete it.
I'm not trying to derail anything - that seems to me to very clearly be one of the 'irons' Paizo has in the fire... its not occurring by happenstance, its occurring as a result of very conscientious and deliberate planning, something which I'm certain involves much discussion and deliberation... i.e. time. Manhours. In the interest of being inclusive and accepting of all sincerely offered viewpoints, even unpopular ones, why would I feel the need to censor my own?

It takes zero additional "manhours" (interesting term to use in this comment) to make a world that is open and inclusive.

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Neongelion wrote:
... Please tell me you guys got some wicked art of the Dominion of the Black....

Heh. Just you wait. ;)

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I might have included that in the art order. ;)

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argent solbright wrote:

Well, some questions.

Beyond what in the campaign setting, what other official info available on Arcadia and where?

Since the official info will be very lacking anyway, Anybody got ideas how the cultures of Arcadia should look like?

I was tinkering with an idea of making native american styled character for Kingmaker. Of course she can be a Shoanti. But if she comes from Arcadia it will be a unique approach. How do you think an Arcadian can found herself in Brevoy?

There is very little official information about Arcadia out there. The folks above have noted some things, but in addition to that this thread has some cool and really helpful ideas (plus a few unofficial comments from a couple of developers).

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Gorbacz wrote:
Meh.

Shush, you! ;)

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Excerpt from a book
In attempting to merge machinery with flesh, the Technic League conducted dozens of tests over the course of decades before stumbling upon the solution. As a result of some of these tests, you'll sometimes encounter a full grown man with a tiny, baby-sized mechanical arm sprouting from a puckered scar of a shoulder walking down the street in Starfall. Most of these subjects are dead now, but hushed stories on the streets say that there were entire dormitories of these surgical experiments.

This is, of course, not canon. Just helping out with my first idea. I'm all for people not liking the Technic League.

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The joke and discussions of it are detracting from the information sought in the original post. Can we please drop it?

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N'wah wrote:
I know who I am. :P

You're who I was thinking about. ;)

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All activity here is being recorded by our scribes.

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Androids have thin, watery blood. So, it's pretty much 2 parts blood, one part water in appearance.

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Congrats, Mike!

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Anthony Adam wrote:

I'm still working through the thread (mainly to capture all the requested monsters for the monster design competition posted in the superstar general discussion thread), but I am building a monster index in excel linking all the bestiaries, AP's, modules, companions etc, logging where each monster and all its variations can be found.

It's a very basic spreadsheet, and I am up to May 16 :( - long way to go yet on this thread... but is this of use to this thread as a general go to check list? If so, I will keep it shared and updated over the next few days to catch up.

I appreciate any and all attempts to collect and organize the data in this thread. :)

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Mikaze wrote:
Nitro-13 wrote:

Arcadia, So I can play my Ulfen/Skraeling based off Askeladd from Vinland Saga.

winces

Just a quick heads-up, not accusational or anything, but "skraeling" is actually a real world racial slur. It's really unfortunate that it found its way in the campaign setting and slipped into casual use. It's so archaic most people don't know how ugly the connotations behind it really are.

does a quick search of the forums for that word

gets depressed

It was unfortunate that we used it back in the Campaign Setting book and it found its way into the Inner Sea World Guide. However, going forward it will be phased out.

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DM_aka_Dudemeister wrote:
Will we learn more about the Giant Pantheon?

Not necessarily as a whole, but there will be two deity articles in the AP that detail the faith of Minderhal and Zursvaater.

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Dragon78 wrote:

Will there be any new types of Gigas?

If plans work out, yes.

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Mikaze wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

Spoiler:
Gladly! It was great getting to hang out.

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Looking at the thread title, I thought you were talking about me.

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Would it be cruel if I mentioned that we pretty much already know what the AP after Hell's Rebels is going to be?

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I gotta admit, I'm kinda bummed no one commented on my Aliens quote. ;)

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Our AP panel is about to begin, so all will be revealed within the hour.

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I miss ya, Sean! Can't wait to see you next week!

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Alleran wrote:

I have a number of questions you might be able to answer!

They're about Baba Yaga, and what opinions you think she holds about certain things on/about Golarion. Reign of Winter gave some of her thoughts on Irrisen (namely that she's a bit disappointed in it), but there's more to her than Irrisen, obviously. Also, I do understand that anything you post might not necessarily be completely canonical, or be prone to being overwritten in published material, so if it's just your own opinion, I'm fine with that. Anyway:

1) What is her opinion of Golarion in the sense that it's a prison for Rovagug?

1a) Would that have at all been in her mind when she picked it to establish Irrisen?

1b) What about the presence of creatures like the aboleths and their experiments with Azlant? Would she be aware of them, or they of her? How would either side treat the other, in your opinion?

2) Would she feel overly threatened by the difficult-to-kill Spawn of Rovagug that tend to pop up every so often?

2a) Might she be a candidate for somebody who may know a method of killing them permanently (if she had to)?

3) Golarion is a place that's had many extraordinarily powerful individuals, including several ascended deities. Is she even mildly interested in the unique Starstone?

4) Did she have any opinion on Aroden, pre- and post-death? His death does seem to have been tied in to mucked-up prophecy.

5) What about her opinion on powerful spellcasters who've done things like summoning the Oliphaunt of Jandelay?

5a) Is she at all interested in or knowledgeable regarding Jandelay, since she's somebody who travels widely across the Material and Outer Planes?

5b) Do you think she could summon the Oliphaunt herself, if she wanted?

6) She offers a boon to the PCs at the end of RoW. She's also been quite nasty to people who demand things from her. If somebody were to ask her for something in exchange for their doing her some service (dangerous or otherwise), do you think she would be more or less open to granting their request? After all, they're not just asking for something without thought to giving her proper payment.

7) Is she ever interested in actually testing her strength/skill against somebody who could challenge her, assuming that she encounters them? She's virtually at the height of "mortal" power, but I'd assume there's somebody out there who could still pose a threat. After so many years of immortality, I sort of imagine that she might get bored enough that the prospect could intrigue her, just as a break from the monotony.

8) Why does her statblock not include a +6 enhancement item for her INT score?

9) With the recent release of technology and sci-fi rules... how much does Baba Yaga know about that sort of thing?

9a) Is she interested in it at all? Or is it outside her experience to the extent that it could surprise her?

10) Has she ever encountered (friendly or otherwise) groups such as the Dominion of the Black? If so, how do you envision such encounters ending? Did the Dominion avoid her? The reverse?

To start, Baba Yaga probably doesn’t concern herself too much with the affairs of Golarion outside of Irrisen and the few other places she’s dabbled in the past 1,400 years. She spent more time on Golarion in the past, but her recent returns have been fairly short affairs. That said, I’ll answer these questions as if Dear Grandmother actually gave a damn about Golarion and its unique concerns.

1. It’s probably interesting to her. It might even be why she first noticed the Cage.

1a. That’s entirely possible, but since she hasn’t ever really gotten involved with anything Rovagug-related, it’s probably not a big factor in that choice.

1b. She likely knows about aboleths and their involvement with Azlant, and I’m pretty sure that some aboleths know about Baba Yaga. She probably isn’t too worried about aboleths, mainly out of hubris. Orchestrating super-humans is probably the most interesting thing about aboleths to Baba Yaga, but she thinks their goals and past actions are poor approaches.

2. Spawn of Rovagug are dangerous and anyone nearby when one emerged would be wise to avoid them. She’s not threatened by them because she knows she doesn’t have to deal with them if she doesn’t want to.

2a. Permanently imprisoning them works just fine, as far as she’s concerned. It would be especially beneficial if you were the one that held the keys to that prison. I’m not sure if she knows a way to permanently kill them, however she’s certainly a candidate for someone with the ability to figure it out if she wanted to.

3. As someone who came from so little to where she is today, she’s likely interested in those aspects of Golarion. It might even be why she first noticed this world.

4. Aroden was a candle that burned too brightly too quickly. She probably has some manner of respect for him as a god of humanity. He also reminds her that even gods can die... and that she’s not a god.

5. Spellcasters do what spellcasters do. She’s all about testing limits and trying for the big things.

5a. Unsure if she’s interested. She probably at least knows it exists.

5b. Probably.

6. That all depends on the request and the act committed. She’d likely drive a hard bargain and put a twist on things if she could, especially if she felt like she was being taken with less respect than she expects.

7. She certainly knows that there are plenty of beings out there that pose a serious threat to her, and despite her hubris, Baba Yaga is wicked smart and has no plans to die anytime soon. She’s note eager to test those kind of limits. She’s built herself a pretty comfortable existence, and plans to keep it as long as she wants. She’s also very patient, and if she wanted something that would be dangerous to attain or wanted to defeat or test a power stronger than herself, she’s likely work a long and convoluted con to achieve it.

8. Hubris. She doesn’t need it.

9. Yes.

9a. She visits hundreds of worlds. Some of those have stone age technology and others have space age technology. They’re all tools, but to her magic is the greatest tool.

10. Unknown.

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Odraude wrote:
I buckled and got the subscription. Shame on me :p

I think you mean, "Hooray for me!"

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Alleran wrote:
Dragon78 wrote:
They already said the artwork was for the male Lashunta.
Just the male, then? Ah well.

There's a female lashunta on the cover!

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Albus wrote:

Very nice they put some aliens in the bestiary. Hope they continue with that.

Are the aliens from the Golarion solar system or from some other planet?
And any new information regarding the dominion of the black?

If things go as planned, the Bestiary in each volume of Iron Gods will have at least one alien and at least one robot.

The ones in this Bestiary are from Kasath, but aliens in future volumes are from various other places.

There's a bunch of Dominion of the Black stuff in Pathfinder #88.

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Just to stir the pot of speculation a bit more, when I said that someone was so close that they were practically right, the poster in question pretty much had the elevator pitch of the plot (and the correct location in general).

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Don't just thank me. Thank the rest of Team AP, the art team, and the Robot for getting it on the site.

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Blackfingers wrote:
Thanks guys! Didn't think this would be out before Gencon. Good to have something to tide me over until the actual adventure begins! Also, is the purple-haired lady on the cover the same one on the 1st adventure's cover?

I was worried that it wouldn't be out as early as it is, but things turned out for the best. Go Team AP!

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When was the last time the wishlist has been consolidated? Sometimes it's hard to catch up.

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Someone in this thread is so close that they're practically right.

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Logan Bonner wrote:
We on the design team are really not looking forward to writing the remaining five volumes of the Advanced Class Guide Adventure Path. Geez, 50 more classes!

On the other hand, it was the easiest Adventure Path that Team AP has ever done!

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zergtitan wrote:

:( I was just trying to help.

Anyways, I can't wait to see the Player's Handbook when it comes out! :)

And I appreciate that! :)

For an update: It's unlikely that the Player's Guide will be available for download when subscribers begin getting access to their PDFs (which is what has happened almost every time before now), but it looks like we're on track to have it available by the street date of the first volume of the AP.

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It is not out yet, and sadly I can't give an accurate estimate of when it will be available for download. We're all stretched pretty thin right now as GenCon nears, but rest assured I'm working on it! (At home after hours, even.)

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Lou Diamond wrote:
James is the cool looking green glowing sword that the Technic League captain carrying in the Tech guide?

It is!

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samerandomhero wrote:
... Its funny how your mind associates the poster avatar with the person. Even after meeting adam in person, i still associate him with the mantis...

Well actually...:
My first ever handle online back in the early 90s was Mantis, and as soon as I turned 18 I got a mantis tattoo on my calf (that I drew myself). So, I actually associate with the mantis avatar more than my current flumph.
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Me too!

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Wayne, thanks for stopping by and sharing your creation process with everyone!

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I have passed a career milestone. I have Erik writing an article for me. :)

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Justin Franklin wrote:
Dennis Baker wrote:

You remember when James Jacobs still dropped spoilers in Tuesday night Chat.

I miss those days!

It does provide an additional challenge to your leveled up super-sleuthing skills.

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James Jacobs wrote:

And it's delightful seeing folks misinterpreting and reading too much into specific words I posted already! Mwa ha ha!

In any case, again... we'll be announcing this one at Gen Con. Only a few weeks away!

I was thinking the same thing!

I considered stirring the pot a bit to see what else bubbled up, but I didn't want to be unnecessarily cruel. :)

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Lilith wrote:
houstonderek wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:
Great thread!
You remember when this guy was a mere Werecabbage and had a square job in the People's Republic. ;-)
Pfft. I remember him *before* he was all leafy.

Yeah, I think a good post for this thread is:

You still just call me Daigle.

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Great thread!

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