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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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Kajehase wrote:
What do you want?

Just a tiny bit more than I need.

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lucky7 wrote:
WHO ARE YOU?

I AM ME!

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Thomas LeBlanc wrote:
How do you properly cook rice noodles? I tried making pancit bihon (chicken), which turned out great, except the noodles.

Assuming you're starting with dried noodles, you just put them in a bowl of warm water and let them reconstitute. You don't actively boil them or anything or else they'll get sticky and overdone.

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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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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.

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Alexander Augunas wrote:
What's the most delicious dish that you've ever cooked?

That's a super tough question! I've been cooking since I was a kid, and did so professionally for well over a decade. So I've cooked thousands of meals, making it hard to choose one. (I am bad at picking favorites generally, and picking among things I've created further complicates that.)

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).

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Kryzbyn wrote:
Where do you see Pathfinder in 5 years?

That's a big question. I' not that great with broad predictions, but I certainly hope that it'll be bigger and better in 5 years. I feel we're doing better and better on things as time goes on, so I don't see any reason for that to stop.

For the APs, which is what I mainly work on, I see the next 5 years allowing us to tell many of the stories we've been waiting to tell.

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Cheapy wrote:
Not sure. I had it for the first time last night, and it was the first Irish whiskey I actually liked. It has a nice spiciness to it.

I'll give it a try. Thanks for the tip.

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Cheapy wrote:
What's your opinion on Red Breast?

I've never had it. Should I give it a try?

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Thanks for the assist, Evil Midnight Lurker! I understand being broke, Odraude. Moving is always more costly than you assume. Here's hoping to things looking up soon!

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There's an article about mummification in Pathfinder #81 (the third Mummy's Mask adventure) and it addresses high altitude mummies. I don't have it nearby at the moment, and I don't recall the exact mechanics associated with them (or if there are any). The article does introduce variant mummy rots and other mummy abilities that could change a normal mummy up enough to work for high altitude mummies. Inca mummies were totally the inspiration for that part of the article.

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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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captain yesterday wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:
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. :)

But this is the Internet, its appetite for unnecessary cruelty is infinite:)

That may be, but I'm tired of that old paradigm. :)

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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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When robots first appeared in the Inner Sea Bestiary they were presented with this ability linked to the robot subtype:

Robots wrote:
Integrated Weaponry: A robot that has a technological weapon (such as a laser rifle or chain gun) built into its body treats such weapons as natural attacks and not manufactured weapons attacks, and cannot make iterative attacks with these weapons. Integrated weaponry can still be targeted by effects that target manufactured weapons (such as magic weapon spells or sunder attempts), but as a general rule cannot be harvested for use outside of the robot’s body once the robot is destroyed. A robot is always proficient with its integrated weapons. Integrated ranged weapons do not provoke attacks of opportunity when fired in melee combat.

I italicized the relevant bit.

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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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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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Nah, Ronda Rousey knocked her out of 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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The counting spoons bit is from one of the folklore tales of Baba Yaga called "Baba Yaga and the Nimble Youth."

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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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Alleran wrote:
Lord Gadigan wrote:
** spoiler about Ulunat omitted **
Huh. So I guess this retcons the Nethys/Azghaad kill, then?

Nope.

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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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Green Smashomancer wrote:
Though "won't tolerate cheaters" and "disregards the rules to a fencing spar" mesh oddly. Does she only care about cheating in things she enjoys?
I'm pretty sure punching someone in a fencing duel isn't against the rules, just against the teacher's wishes- you're supposed to be more focused than that and not give up your sword so easily. Also, he's theoretically teaching you how to use the thing, so what will he have to show if you keep throwing it on the ground to get in closer?

That and she was still young. She didn't really learn discipline until she started competing in those underground fights.

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Thanks for writing such an awesome article, Wes! I'm really glad I could wrangle you away from the zillion other things that rob you of free time in order to write it.

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donato wrote:
Is it too early to start asking for the Player's Guide?

Yep, too early. My aim, as has been the case for the last four or five of these I've done, will be to have the Player's Guide available when the first issue of the AP is available. In this case, that's the first day of GenCon.

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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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Mike Shel wrote:
cartmanbeck wrote:


I actually got to write up the Ammut as my very first Paizo submission, and I'm really eager to see how the final version turned out. :-D
It's very cool, as is the artwork. Nicely done!

Agreed! Well done, Tyler!

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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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That description sounds a lot like the Missions in Magnimar article in Pathfinder #63: The Asylum Stone (book three of the Shattered Star Adventure Path).

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You're quite welcome, Neil. Thank you so much for such an awesome and well-researched article. It was a delight to develop.

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Crillitor wrote:
Would it be safe to say that the campaign traits found within are more compatible with the Emerald Spire Superdungeon then in other places?

The campaign traits in People of the River support the Iron Gods Adventure Path.

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Vanulf Wulfson wrote:
Regarding your article on the Fate patron. Is that patron restricted to Baba Yaga and Winter Witches, or is it generally available to any other Witches (even those outside the Reign of Winter AP)?

While it is certainly thematically linked to Baba Yaga, it's not exclusive to her or the Reign of Winter AP.

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The Adventure Path team is going to announce the Adventure Path that will release summer 2015 at the Adventure Path Q&A seminar at GenCon.

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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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Not that I'm aware of, though I believe there are those options in some 3PP material.

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Seannoss wrote:
I may have heard somewhere that giants will have new giant feats to help them out and to expand their giant-ness.

You heard right. I got Stephen Radney-MacFarland to write me an article for GMs to use to help out giants a bit with some cool feats and other mechanics. I figured with an AP full of giants, it would be nice to have a bigger toolbox.

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Jurassic Bard wrote:
aceDiamond wrote:
Alleran wrote:
Gladior wrote:

It's all explained in the last book of Reign of Winter AP.

** spoiler omitted **

Curiously, this isn't referenced in Baba Yaga's statblock (from her article in the last book).

** spoiler omitted **
** spoiler omitted **
Wow, I read that on the Pathfinder Wiki and thought she only did that to the daughters that betrayed her. All the same, I think that Baba Yaga would be a welcome edition to the bestiaries.

Dear grandmother's stats appear in Pathfinder #72: The Witch Queen's Revenge. A six-page article about her past and motivations also appears in that same volume.

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Congrats!

Thanks for everything you've done for Pathfinder!

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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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Archpaladin Zousha wrote:

Does a character who's a member of a particular organization NEED to have levels in the Prestige Class associated with it, or can they get away with it through roleplay, like, say, a cleric of Iomedae who wants to be a Knight of Ozem but doesn't take levels in the actual Knight of Ozem prestige class because they don't want to lose spellcasting progression, or a Pathfinder that doesn't take levels in the Pathfinder Chronicler, Delver, Field Agent or Savant prestige classes because they're interested in a different prestige class like Arcane Archer or something?

It just feels to me like the minute an organization gets an official Prestige Class for it, you can't be a REAL member of that organization in-game without taking levels in it, that without the Prestige Class to PROVE you're in the organization, all you have is your say-so, and that negates the idea that it takes effort to join these organizations.

Nah, someone can be a Hellknight without having levels in one of the Hellknight prestige classes, and someone can be a Knight of Ozem without having levels in that prestige class. Otherwise that has the chance to tie your hands when it comes to the kind of story you want to tell. Perhaps consider the prestige classes a more focused member of an organization.

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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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