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Developer. RPG Superstar 7 Season Dedicated Voter, 8 Season Dedicated Voter, 9 Season Star Voter. Pathfinder Society Member. 7,572 posts (7,676 including aliases). 1 review. 1 list. 1 wishlist. 3 Pathfinder Society characters. 25 aliases.


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Dragon78 wrote:
Acolyte of Mushu, do remember what page they were mentioned?

Page 65.

And thanks. I nearly forgot about that little tidbit I dropped there.

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Garrett Guillotte wrote:


Congratulations to everyone! Lots and lots of familiar names and faces this year.

[bunch of stuff]

...

Thanks for putting this together, Garrett. I was noticing the same thing, but didn't have the time today to cross reference everyone/everything.

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Congrats to everyone who made it!

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CorvusMask wrote:

Ya know, since everyone is making requests for monsters they want, I should too! I want... A giant raven.

Just so I would know what attacks and abilities tengus have in raven form :D

We have a giant raven in Pathfinder Adventure Path #97. Hope it fits your needs. :)

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Right now, don't sweat the technical aspects. I hate to say it, but many of the people worrying about it right now won't have to. For now, folks should, if they want to get ahead of the game, be thinking about cool encounter maps, making a bunch of sketches, and coming up with ideas. Make sure your idea is exciting, clear, and hopefully unique. Those elements have been the strongest criteria for previous map rounds.

If you make it into the top 32+alts, then you need to start worrying about DPI and whatnot. (And I'm sure you can get a lot of advice once that happens. Those technical changes are super fast... clever ideas take much longer.)

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I do aim to provide a lot more good and neutral monsters in the bestiaries for this AP, but not every monster is going to be good- or neutral-aligned.

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Some of the information that we trickled out over the course of the campaign setting was contradictory. Erik's article in Pathfinder #100 aims to shore up some of those instances and clarify some loose ends.

I feel I should also mention...
From the Office of Expectation Management: We do not reveal how Aroden died.

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Well done, guys! It's been rad reading about your campaign and I'm glad that we were able to give you a spot on the blog to showcase your hardcore dedication to not only the Giantslayer Adventure Path, but to Pathfinder.

Rock on!

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It's never really necro'ing when it comes to a product thread. These should be evergreen.

As to your question... I don't have the book handy (I'm at home now), but I don't believe that any of those Korvosan organizations appear in this book.

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Nightdrifter wrote:

Figured there be something about Aroden in #100, but the extra NPCs for previous APs is just awesome!

*Begs for hints about previous AP NPCS*

*Throws out a hint.*

Almost all of the 16 NPCs are new characters. Less than a quarter of them have been mentioned before.

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I entered the contest the first three years and never got close to placing. I submitted items that I thought were good and shiny, but I overlooked some stains and blemishes. I remember being bummed when the results were posted. You kids have it easy with your spreadsheets and data and stuff. ;)

So I feel you.

I also kept at writing and putting my self out there. I know that not everyone who enters this contest wants to be a freelancer, but for those of you that want to be a freelancer, don't let this contest be a reason you stop trying. Get out there and find other contests, find publishers that have open calls or accept pitches.

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Cohle Slaad wrote:
Jason Dandy wrote:
when i grow up, i want to be a werecabbage.
Werecabbages have nightmares about me.

It's true. We do.

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I'll miss working with you Andrew, but I'm happy that I'll still get to see you at the game.

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If the PCs complete everything, they should be 9th level at the finale.

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Thank you to all that made treats magically appear! (Especially James for kicking it off.)

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A bushel of ghorans.

A __________ of pookas.

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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Real Neil is busy making lentils. Now help me pull Vyvyan's head out of the wall again.

Bonus points for the Young Ones reference.

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I know my limits. There's no way I'm gonna top Neil when it comes to comments. :)

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Mikko Kallio wrote:
Personally, I always turn over work that is both properly formatted and represents my best ideas (and conforms to the publisher's requirements). Which is--I firmly believe--the main reason why Paizo keeps offering me more work. (Devs, correct me if I'm wrong.)

You're not wrong. :)

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Chris Ballard wrote:
Any chance of getting this issue autographed by any of the deific Paizo staff?

What is the chance you'll be at either PaizoCon or GenCon?

Because that greatly increases your chances.

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A flagellation of fiendish flumphs.

A __________ of pards.

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Chet wrote:

The description of the Omnipath (page 39) starts with the following text:

Quote:
Hidden away in secret lairs, omnipaths serve as information hubs between othagu (aboleths, veiled masters, and other such creatures).
This is the first time I have seen the term "Othagu". Has it been mentioned before?

I'm pretty sure this is the first time we've revealed that name.

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zergtitan wrote:
Dragon78 wrote:

Munavri

** spoiler omitted **

That's a playable race! O.O

I know what I'm playing next!

They are a 0-HD race, which only means "playable" if your GM allows it. They are as playable as svirfneblin, trox, strix, or, as Axial mentioned, drow nobles. They are intentionally more robust than the races in the Core Rulebook. When you grow up sailing the Sightless Sea, as your ancestors have for ages, you tend to end up pretty badass.

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I got my fancy contributor copy today! I was loving the PDF, but it's so nice to see it in print. The book looks great! Awesome job, Wolfgang, Marc, Ben, Brian, and all the writers and editors and developers!

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Neil Spicer wrote:
A bunch of great stuff...

I didn't go through the items as closely as Neil did, but I agree with everything he brings up in the OP. I also noticed that not a single item has been over wordcount since he posted this thread. :)

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Thurston Hillman wrote:

... SKUM! :)

I'm not sure if Adam was telling me something by assigning this particular article to me.

It was the webbed toes.

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FallenDabus wrote:
Yay, Todd has a monster in this one! New Daemon, New Daemon, New Daemon, New Daemon!

Not necessarily...

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The black raven wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:
I don't see what you're seeing. It looks right to me.

The following text is copy pasted from the PRD here. I put in italics the places where sun blade is in italics on the page and in bold the places where it is not in italics. Or at least that is how I see it on my browser ;-)

I know of at least one person who took this to mean that plural of magic items should not be italicized and I do not think that is what's intended.

Weird! Thanks for pointing that out. I was looking at the sun blade entry here, which is the entry for the Core Rulebook, and the one you linked was the one from Ultimate Equipment. Looks like something slipped through in the item's transition from one to the other.

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GM_Solspiral wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:
In the past when I was voting or judging, I didn't automatically downvote an entry that used hyperlinks, but it did slightly color my opinion of the entrant. When it comes down to getting your work published, you don't have the luxury of linking to rules descriptions (we make physical print books, after all), so making sure that your work is as clear and understandable as possible in your design and the language you use is super important.

Why stay rooted in the past, particularly in a hobby where ebooks/pdfs are more and more the rule. I've pondered allowing hyperlinks in my pdfs as a 3PP and several companies do already...

Oh, I'm not opposed to their usage and I have enjoyed the usability of them in some of the PDFs I've read that included them, but we at Paizo don't do that, and when I'm looking for potential writers, I like seeing people do things in Paizo styles. The further people stray from our styles, the harder I have to work in development.

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I don't see what you're seeing. It looks right to me.

Here's a handy list of pretty much the only things that get italicized:

Book titles
Foreign terms
Some headings
Ship names
Spell names
Magic items
Spell-like abilities (that are also spell names)

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That's the lovely work of Eva Widermann!

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There have been a saddening number of entries so far this year that make it clear that the entrants didn't completely read the rules of the contest. If your entry was over wordcount, it will be disqualified.

I really hate to be the one to say that, because I want everyone to kick as much ass in this competition as possible. While you may be out of luck this time around, I hope you try again next season.

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In the past when I was voting or judging, I didn't automatically downvote an entry that used hyperlinks, but it did slightly color my opinion of the entrant. When it comes down to getting your work published, you don't have the luxury of linking to rules descriptions (we make physical print books, after all), so making sure that your work is as clear and understandable as possible in your design and the language you use is super important.

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Ravingdork wrote:

One of my players just told me about this book. How could I have not known of its existence until we finish Skull and Shackles 4!?

Totally bought it within 2 minutes of learning of its existence.

Make sure to also download the web supplement linked in the product description.

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John Bennett wrote:
Mikko brings up a good point- as a freelancer, you're generally aware of a product before its announced by the publisher, so don't make the mistake of letting the cat of the bag before the publisher announces it.

This is a GREAT point. We typically have very careful plans for when and how we announce particular products, and we'd be pretty frustrated if a freelancer scooped that announcement.

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RainyDayNinja wrote:
The PRD is official. The PFSRD is not official.

This is correct.

To add to that, if you are ever curious about how to properly style your material, I strongly suggest looking at actual print products (or PDFs) to get it right.

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Oh, Hell yeah! A GM could gather all those sources and run a killer campaign in Cheliax. If you do something like this, post a campaign journal thread if you can manage the time. I'd love to see how it plays out.

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Thanks, folks! I always thought that we were pretty clear about getting the right message out there. We put a lot of thought into how to present Hell's Rebels and Hell's Vengeance, and it looks like for the most part it's worked.

@doc the grey: Sorry if anything we said misconstrued our plans. I hope you check out both APs because there's a lot of cool stuff in both of them. If you like gritty-fighting-against-the-man style urban adventures, I think you'll be happy with Hell's Rebels.

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To add to what Owen said, restricting yourself to a certain set of material isn't necessarily a bad thing. I feel that it promotes more creative thinking and less "rules shopping." I first started freelancing in the tail end of the the 3.5 days, and then when doing things for 3rd party publishers you had a much smaller number of open products than we provide these days, so my brain shifted from thinking about designing rules with all the things I used as a GM to focusing on the core and building new ideas from there. It was frustrating at first, but I like what it did to my perspective both in my daily work and at the table.

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Jim Groves wrote:
The Blog wrote:

Skirkatla the graveknight queen from "Ice Tomb of the Giant Queen" made a deadly return in the beginning of this marathon. She was accompanied by her most powerful lieutenant, a unique svathurim dullahan known as the Decapitant Lord. Kurst Grath tried to slow the charge of the undead, but fell at the end of a lance powered by eight hooves.

As the fight against Skirkatla dragged on, the graveknight cornered Zadim and swung down with a full attack that packed more than enough damage to avenge her first loss against the party.

Nothing warms my heart to a black cinder than a returning villain!

Go, go, graveknights!

These guys are chewing the meat, crunching the bones, and sucking the marrow out of this adventure path!

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Marco Massoudi wrote:

When will the Players Guide be up?

I remember the one for GIANTSLAER was up at january 29th and the first part of that AP was in stores on february 25th.

So will we get the Players Guide next week or later?

Thx

The Player's Guide, barring any technological hiccups, should be out next week. I always aim to get the Guide out as close to as when subscribers start getting PDF access, which often happens to be a week or two before street date.

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While we, as judges, can't be sure exactly who submitted, we can see when an item has been submitted. This is something a judge would only see if they were hovering over the submission pile while constantly checking the various threads. Thing is, who knows how much time actually passes between someone submitting their item and posting something like, "Whew! I didn't think I'd do it, but I finally submitted my item!"

Unless you're super obvious about it, chances are we won't notice.

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Zeugma wrote:
Also: will the release of "Distant Shores" go along with the 2016 Adventure Path - will it feature some of the places in this gazeteer? I know that the 2016 AP is supposed to be C'thulhu themed, but that sounds more like "Distant Worlds" than "Distant Shores."

There is no connection between the Casmaron city in this book and the edge of Casmaron explored in Strange Aeons (aside from being in the same continent).

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If things work out right, the Player's Guide should be available next week. My intention is to always have the Player's Guide out by the time subscribers begin getting the first volume of an Adventure Path.

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I want a cat-sized wasp!!!!

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Zaister wrote:
Daigles 3.5 hours are over...

Hey, I was on the panel. :)

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3.5 hours until the announcement.

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Brandon Hodge wrote:
Devilkiller wrote:
I like the ghost-like servitors several of the characters have. It makes me think once more about modding one of the "Tattooed Man" Horrorclix minis I have and basing a PC on it. I might have to check this book out.
Great choice! The Rasputin Horrorclix mini is my favorite PC mini of all time, which I used for a summoner-reflavored-as-a-spiritualist in my last campaign with Daigle here in Austin. Good times!

Good times indeed!

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I don't see what any of this has to do with trans men and their representation in Golarion. I feel we're getting off topic again.

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I'm not at my desk, but I'm pretty sure the one mention of a dog-headed race we've made in the past was not related to Arcadia.

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