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Developer. RPG Superstar 2014 Dedicated Voter. Pathfinder Society Member. 7,127 posts (7,223 including aliases). 1 review. 1 list. 1 wishlist. 3 Pathfinder Society characters. 23 aliases.


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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:
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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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David Neilson wrote:
I was actually more curious that they used "The Bull" since it is obviously a male gendered animal for a female iconic. Unlike if they had called say "The Avalanche", "The Dragon" or "The Destroyer"

I'm somewhat surprised it took this long for someone to bring that up. :)

Her final name hadn't been decided when I started working on this write up, and when I started I looked at her picture for a good while and my eyes were fixated on the bull on her left shoulder and "the Bull" jumped out at me as a boxer nickname. (I researched a ton of cool boxer nicknames in the process. I wanted something more grounded and less "epic" than something like Bonecrusher, Hurricane, or Thunder.)

After I finished writing the backstory and it was being edited, that part was flagged for the same gendered reason. I happened to like that it was not a gendered match and found it more interesting partially for that reason. I made my argument and it was accepted. Also, it's a nickname, and we all know you don't get to pick your own nickname. I figure Kess probably threw some side eye when she first heard it, but when people are cheering it at the top of their lungs (and paying to get into the arena to do so), you tend to let it slide. After a while, you get to like it. You gotta pick your battles.

On a more mundane level, bulls go with strength like, well, a spell that boosts your strength, so there's some continuity there. :)

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Dark Psion wrote:

What are the two sticks for?

They are not thick enough to be escrima fighting sticks, don't look like they are bamboo and two aren't enough for a tent or shelter.

I now have an answer for this. A couple of people asked Wayne about the sticks on his Facebook page and he had this to say:

Wayne on Facebook wrote:
The sticks are marker posts - Used in ancient travelling arenas. These days we're used to boxing or wrestling spaces marked out with four corners but in the distant past arenas were often marked out with just two poles or a couple of stones. The ring was usually formed by spectators.The markers could denote each combatants' "Corner" or sometimes used in "Capture the Flag" bouts too. They can also be combined with the mat to make a hammock. ;) As you can see, they've been used a few times as they've needed repair. :)

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Torbyne wrote:
They seem to be wrapped up with that fabric, obviously it's her easy travel adventuring hammock. Do your characters actually sleep on the ground in dungeons? Barbaric...

I was thinking a hammock too. You'd have to ask Wayne to be sure.

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spectrevk wrote:
Blackvial wrote:
spectrevk wrote:

Re: her backstory - Fun, though the wayward Taldan noble is becoming something of a cliche at this point.

i doubt 2 characters total makes a cliche
There's also the wayward Taldan noble Osirionologist from Mummy's Mask, various wayward Taldan nobles from PFS scenarios (including a notorious pirate)...seems like all of Taldor's young people are bailing to go cause trouble elsewhere.

People staying home and leading normal lives don't make good adventurers. :)


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Thanks everybody! Glad you like my debut!

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Craig Bonham 141 wrote:
What's with the bare midriff? I really liked that Paizo avoided the cheesecake reletively well but they seem to be backsliding into that sad old fantasy art habit.

Wearing clothing that exposes your midriff does not mean that you're trying to be sexy.

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The biggest difference is that some of those familiar foes are not steps to preventing an evil ancient wizard that once ruled the region 10,000 years ago from returning to the world in order to enslave as much of the region as he could. :)

I totally understand the initial connection, but I think some of that is that both Rise of the Runelords and Giantslayer are both coming from classic fantasy RPG backgrounds.

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Sutter: If you take a giraffe can I have one of its legs?

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From the Office of Expectation Management:
This Adventure Path isn't super focused on a nation, so if we mention Nidal or Lastwall or Molthune or Belkzen or Varisia or Nirmathas we're talking about remote mountainous areas of those places and not something where you're going to get deep into Nidalese culure of whatnot. Those nations just happen to border the area.

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mikeawmids wrote:
I wonder if giants / half giants will be a playable race for this jolly green jaunt?

Nope! You supposed to be slaying them, not hanging out with them at family reunions. :)

However, if a GM wants to hack the AP in that way, I'd love to read the campaign journal.

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Dragon78 wrote:
I hope this means that this AP will have one new giant per AP volume in it's bestiaries:)

I considered that, but I really didn't want to water down the giant pool. I'm of the mind that we have quite enough giants, but that's not to say that there won't be a few new ones sprinkled through the bestiaries. I'm just picky about them.

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What's funny is that we named the titles and authors in the panel and I saw people taking notes, so I'm surprised that no one has popped in here with the list.

I know *I* could spill the beans, but it's always much more rewarding when others get to do it.

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Thanks for the goblin brain, Majuba! It's not a PaizoCon without one!

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Joshua Goudreau wrote:
Does anyone know if the panel seminar was recorded and uploaded to the interwebs? I really enjoyed watching the discussion from last year.

There were audio recording devices on every table that I was a panelist at (courtesy of Know Direction), so I imagine it's just a matter of time before those are uploaded for public consumption.

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Shadowkire wrote:
Well, it takes place in Belkzen.

Technically, it starts in Belkzen.

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Sorry for the late update, but...

Congrats to Caeliat for her second consecutive win!

I had a blast running the game and want to give a ton of thanks to Charlie Bell for helping me out with the betting. I couldn't have made it run so smooth without him.

Everyone seemed to have a good time, so thanks to the eight awesome players who joined me early Friday morning to spill some green blood on everyone's favorite Black Rock!

Can't wait for next year!

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Kryzbyn wrote:
Is it pronounced DAY-gle or DIE!!-gle?

DAY-gull

:)

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Looking forward to a bunch of good battles Friday morning! See y'all there!

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Zark wrote:

Cool story with an unusual open ending. The open ending makes you want to know more about him and I would like to more about this character before I teamed up with him.

Good work Adam and an interesting backstory!

Thanks!

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alchemicGenius wrote:
I rather like the imagery in this one. The storm for the primal forces of air flowing in him, as well as being a very real manifestation of some strange issue he has with his mind. "Numb to fear" was another good choice of words. I like that unlike the other iconics, who seem to at least have started on their path to honing their skills, Crowe seems like he's just getting to finding his own path in life.

Thanks!

I ended it when he was still young, so I really should have added more information about how he is today. When writing it I was so stuck on the tone of the ending that I failed to bring it to present day.

We'll see how he grows into future adventures in other products. I know I've already ordered some art with him fighting monsters alongside other more well-known iconics.

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Dezren wrote:
Did you know that Crowe was based on Wayne Reynolds' own Shoanti barbarian character and background?

Totally true! When we were naming the new iconics, the first one we had in place was Crowe, named after Wayne's Shoanti barbarian that he's been playing for a while. I wasn't initially going to write up Crowe (I have another backstory for one of the others lined up), but the guy who was going to write it had something far more important flop onto his plate, so I took it on. I was basically told that he was cast out after a scene he doesn't remember involving a lot of dead horses. I'm sure that what I wrote isn't 100% true to his character's backstory, but he liked it, so that's good enough for me. :)

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I'd probably go with alfredo or a brown butter sauce.

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*flees*

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An important distinction between the comics and slashfic is that in one of them we are the ones making the decisions on where to take our characters.

:)

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It's live!

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And....

I apologize for firing off this off-topic tangent.

... Steers...

I've made it a goal to include at least one robot and one alien creature among the four to five monsters that appear in each volume. There are some fun creatures coming down the line in the months following the release of this Adventure Path volume.

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Lirianne deserves everything she gets!

I adore the illustration of her plugging away with the Maxim. She looks so happy!

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And Celeste!

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Mikaze wrote:

knowing smile

Cheapy wrote:
Hmmm. Jason Garrett. That name sounds familiar. For some reason, it's reminding me of orcs.

He sounds handsome.

cartmanbeck wrote:
AAAAHHH MY NAME IS RIGHT THERE! :-D
It's quite the feeling, isn't it? :D

Well done, gents.

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Joshua Goudreau wrote:
All I know is succubi as disease carries just became way more scary and horrifying...

I made something for that. ;)

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Robert Brookes wrote:
Oh Captain, my Captain!

Yay! Glad to have you aboard!

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Returning for its sixth year at PaizoCon is...
Green Blood on a Black Rock!

Yes. It's that time again.

The first ships are already sailing into port and the small ramshackle town near the Black Rock is dusting out the inn, putting up tents, and making the place ready to accept the surge of free captains who come to drink, fight, gamble, and watch their prized beasties spill as much blood as possible on the rock. The captains are docking their ships and going ashore to carouse and get supplies, but soon they’ll be dragging their monsters out of their holds to get them ready to fight in the tournament. It's time for Green Blood on a Black Rock!!!

History of the event:

For those of you not familiar with the event, Mike Kortes started this event at the second PaizoCon in 2009 and I was lucky enough to be a player in the event. Since then it's been difficult for Mike to make it to thhe convention, so in 2010 Brandon Hodge and myself asked Mike if we could take it over.

Here's the first report of the first event. I played Inky

I haven't been the best at documenting it, but Sozin put together an awesome play by play from 4711.

I see the event is full, so what I want to know is...

Who are my free captains?

Step up and sound off!

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Cheapy wrote:
I approve of the chain to the desk idea.

Wait! The new hire gets a desk!? On the first day!?

Fight your way up out of the raptor pits and claim your workstation like the rest of us!

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The people who make the game are very active on their messageboards, and the community as a whole is always eager to help people out. ;)

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John Kretzer wrote:

Hey James I noticed you have not been active here since Thursday.

I hope everything is okay.

He's out of town on vacation right now.

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Yep! I almost always aim for five per volume, except for the first volume of an Adventure Path because the campaign outline takes up those pages. During the course of an AP, sometimes other parts of the volume require more space, and since monsters are often modular and take up only two pages, they are the ones sacrificed. I'm almost always able to fit them into a later volume. In the last four APs, I've only ended up with two or three monsters that don't yet have a home in print.

Four monsters per volume is the absolute lowest I'll go. If you ever see fewer than four monsters in a Pathfinder Bestiary, you can be sure that I'm as upset as you are about it. :)

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Ben, thanks for continuing to keep us up to date with the group's adventures!

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Since our last campaign ended in a TPK (total pirate kill), we started up Mummy's Mask, and our group chose the adventuring party name Shining Scarab.

We have a human witch, a human druid, a human ranger, an elf fighter, a human cleric, and a human oracle. Two members of the party worship Sarenrae (Shining) and all of the group are from Osirion and wish to see their culture preserved (Scarab).

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zergtitan wrote:
Sorry to hear your disinterest in this AP Turin22, I hope when they announce the AP after this one it will be more to your interests. (If I remember correctly Paizo tries to do one AP normal and one AP experimental each year, so the next one should be more sword & sorcery for you.) :)

That was the case at one point, but we haven't stuck super close to that in recent years. I will say that after Iron Gods we have something that will hopefully satisfy people looking for something more traditional fantasy.

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We won!!!!

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I'm tickled that the serpopard got its own thread. Ben Bruck did a great job designing the creature!

When this book was in approvals, Wes summoned me to his office where he had that page up on his monitor. He pointed at the screen and said, "Explain yourself." To which I replied, "Google it." I knew that playing the folklore card, especially with Wes, would justify me including such a bizarre monster.

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In addition to what the folks above me have said, there's a full article about the afterlife in Pathfinder #84 .

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