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Developer. RPG Superstar 2014 Dedicated Voter. Pathfinder Society Member. 7,177 posts (7,275 including aliases). 1 review. 1 list. 1 wishlist. 3 Pathfinder Society characters. 24 aliases.


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Thanks, man! We couldn't have done it without all of you! (Seriously. There's no way we could.)

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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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Dustin Ashe wrote:
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Mikaze wrote:

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.
So just Arcadians now? Cool. I can get behind that.

Arcadian is somewhat a blanket term for all the people living on that continent, and there are many different peoples under that umbrella.

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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:

1)Any chance of a giant blooded 0HD playable race?

2)Will we have cultural articles about specific types of giants or giants in general?

3)Is it safe to assume we ill have at least one giant related deity article?

4)Will there be any possible giant allies?

5)Will any creatures in the bestiary be servants or pets to a type of giant or giants in general?

1) Nope.

2) Not full on ecology articles since that would be covering much of the same information as Giants Revisited, but I do have plans for a Giant's Primer in the first adventure that collects a bunch of information in one place about the major groups of different giants.

3) Yep. Two in fact.

4) Uncertain.

5) There are plans for something like this.

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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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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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Joel is correct.

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

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Thanks to all the volunteers, GMs, and players for making this such an awesome GenCon! Seeing that room in action was certainly a highlight of GenCon for me!

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

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I just included pistolero in that section to give a nod to gunslingers as a whole, kinda. Some of the class abilities seem like they might be more appropriate.

After all, the Player's Guide is there to provide the flavor, a bit of the background and some suggestions. We're in no way telling you how to build your character for the campaign. If we wanted to get that detailed, we'd just make 10 pregens and give advice for leveling. (No, we're not going to do that in the future.)

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I'd think that the article give more information than a player should know. The article is certainly Gm-focused, so revealing all the secrets takes out some of the fun of playing an android character. With a player that's good at keeping player knowledge separate from character knowledge, I could see things working much more smoothly. That's just my take, of course.

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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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Samy wrote:
SINCE HE DOESNT MENTION A DATE ITS TODAY TODAY TODAY

Ooops!

Thursday August 14th.

:)

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The seminar where we announce the AP after Giantslayer starts at 1pm EST.

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I don't know about timeless, but I can totally see folks not remembering exactly when I made the transition from freelancer to staff. Heck, the time seems weird to me still. I certainly don't feel like the new guy anymore, but some times I feel like I've only been here a year and other times it feels like I've been here way longer than nearly 2-1/2.

Another thing that adds to that is that I've been contributing since 2008, and even before that I was pretty active on the boards and with the community. So, I've certainly been a familiar face for a while, employee or not. :)

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Yep.

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Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:
Alexander Augunas wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:
Now to give a somewhat appropriate answer, one of the dishes I've made in the last month that I'm most proud of was an aloo bhindi curry I made recently. I've never really done much with Indian food, especially making everything from scratch. It turned out pretty tasty (and a bit spicier than I anticipated).
Was that the curry that you posted on Twitter? That one did look good, and I'm not really a fan of Indian cuisine.
I don't think I posted a pic. Curry doesn't tend to photograph well.
What are you talkin' about? Of course he does!

:) That's another Curry altogether.

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Alexander Augunas wrote:

Here's a question for you Adam, which I'm hoping you'll have some insight to since you're King of the AP Beasties.

I'm a little confused as to how oni actually spawn. This snippet, which is taken from Bestiary 3, implies that oni sort of just "poof" into existence.

** spoiler omitted **

When I read the nogitsune article from Pathfinder #50, however, it seemed like oni actually need to corrupt mortals in order to manifest on the Material Plane.

** spoiler omitted **

So how, exactly, are oni created? Is the nogitsune the exception or the rule? Do Golarion and the Core Rules...

I hate to see you ask such a well worded and detailed question, and have to give you such a crappy answer, but...

I don't know much about oni. I had zero part of their design for Pathfinder and I'm not well-versed on Japanese folklore. I was a freelancer when they first appeared, and didn't even write anything for that AP, so I can't answer those questions without going to someone else for the answer.

Sorry, man.

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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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mikeawmids wrote:
I also downloaded Fires of Creation, but noticed a lot of the chapter headings are missing (ie: the articles and bestiaty). Had nobody else had this issue?

Strange. I just downloaded it from home to check this out, and I didn't see any issue with the PDF.

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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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We use a couple of the maps in the Adventure Path itself, and we need to have them completed and in print there before we can use them for the posters. For example, we only currently have one of the three maps done at this point.

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Blogs are also not great places to hide mechanics. Good ol' fashioned print is where that stuff lives. :)

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Irnk, Dead-Eye's Prodigal wrote:
I noticed an error in the Player's Guide. On pg. 4, it lists the Galvanic Saboteur as a Rogue Archetype. It's actually a Ranger Archetype.

Thanks, Irnk. Evidence that I was pushing too fast. :)

Veldan Rath wrote:
I was hoping for some favored class bonuses for the Android race.

Player's Guides aren't really the best place for those kinds of new mechanics, and sadly People of the Stars just doesn't have enough space for that either. Especially as we add more classes to the game, the space needed for racial favored class bonuses grows and grows.

Glad you're excited for the Adventure Path!

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EntrerisShadow wrote:

Also, Jessica Price, sorry. Usually the two developers I see post on here are you and James Jacobs, so obviously I misremembered that. But I am very certain there was a similar thread a while back wherein a developer specifically pointed out that she rejected the female trox art for Bestiary 4. Sadly I didn't post in that thread or favorite so I cannot for the life of me now remember who it is.

Seems you got a few things jumbled. In this thread, Crystal gave some background on the trox that appears in Bestiary 4. (Which was news to some of the developers.)

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It should also be noted that the campaign traits in the Player's Guide are slightly different than the ones presented in People of the River. The mechanics are the same for both, but with more space to play around with in the Player's Guide than People of the River, James provided a lot more flavor to help tie them closer to the story.

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The Sczarni would be more likely to set up shop in the town and then work dozens of small scams in order to milk as much gold from the populace as they possibly could without being fingered for the crimes. They're more subtle than kill-everyone-and-burn-the-town-to-the-ground.

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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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zergtitan wrote:
I believe the page numbers referenced in the skills section on page 10-11 are from the Technology Guide book.

Derp! You're correct. I failed to correct that when I picked up that text.

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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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You're faster than me! Thanks for keeping an eye out, zergitan!

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MMCJawa wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:
When was the last time the wishlist has been consolidated? Sometimes it's hard to catch up.
April? Trying to find a job that actually uses my PhD has kind of mentally worn me down from doing more than reading posts here, for the most part :(

I feel ya there. Thanks for the work you did gathering everything up. :)

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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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We hardly hate flumphs! (At least I don't.) The only reason that the high CR flumph hasn't been statted up is that we haven't gotten a chance to present the flumph godhead anywhere yet.

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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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The ink and parchment maps we do are very "Here Be Monsters." Ben Wootten is the artist on them and he does an amazing job. We've been doing maps of this style since the Skull & Shackles Map Folio, and so far we've done the Shackles, Varisia, Irrisen, the River Kingdoms, the Abyss, Osirion, and now Numeria.

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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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