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... 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...
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.
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.
Alexander Augunas wrote:
I don't think I posted a pic. Curry doesn't tend to photograph well.
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).
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.
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.
captain yesterday wrote:
That may be, but I'm tired of that old paradigm. :)
James Jacobs wrote:
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. :)
When robots first appeared in the Inner Sea Bestiary they were presented with this ability linked to the robot subtype:
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.
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. :)
Dark Psion wrote:
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. :)
People staying home and leading normal lives don't make good adventurers. :)
Kobold Commando wrote:
That and she was still young. She didn't really learn discipline until she started competing in those underground fights.
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.
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.
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.
From the Office of Expectation Management:
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.
Jurassic Bard wrote:
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.
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.
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
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.
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.