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Contributor. RPG Superstar 2013 Star Voter. Pathfinder Society Member. 225 posts (245 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 2 Pathfinder Society characters. 1 alias.


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Osirion Contributor

I'm so excited to see this on the blog! This was truly a labor of love by so many amazing folks. Thanks to everyone involved -- and a HUGE thanks to Wolfgang for allowing me to help. :D

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Bardess wrote:
I think I found another thing. The Speak with Ancestors spell is missing from the druid/shaman list (is it druid/shaman, or shaman only, by the way? The description seems to say "shaman only").

It is druid/shaman. Thank you, Bardess. :)

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Johncolossus wrote:

Hi

There are 7th LEVEL SUMMONER SPELLS!!!! Huh!!?? That is a huge error and I am very surprised and disappointed that such a big mistake was let through. I appreciate mistakes may happen with such a huge book, but this is surely should not happen. In the list of spells under each class it goes upto 7th level and this is put as summoner 7 is the spell description.

Johncolossus, I'd like to just take a moment to apologize for this error. It's entirely on me -- somehow, and I can't exactly explain what happened, but two spells ended up listed as 7th-level summoner spells and two ended up listed as 7th-level bard spells. They should have been listed as 6th-level spells, and somehow I completely missed that before we went to press. I'm very sorry about this.

I'm planning to include the necessary changes to make these spells 6th level in a list I'll send the graphic designer tonight. We will have the PDF updated as soon as humanly (koboldly?) possible.

In the meantime, please treat these incorrectly listed 7th-level spells as 6th-level spells. And thank you for pointing this out so we can get it fixed right away.

Osirion Contributor

Kcinlive wrote:

I'm slowly going through the book and I have to say it's very very good. However, I did notice something that I think is odd. There might be a perfectly good reason for it and I'm just not thinking of it, but it makes me curious.

The Empyrean Opus has a list of spells it contains. Some of these spells, guardian deva for example, aren't on the spell list of anyone who would prepare a spell from a spellbook. I mean only a wizard or magus uses a spellbook. Why would a spell not on a wizard/magus spell list ever be in a spellbook?

Is the only reason it's there so someone who prepares the spell from the book can get the preparation bonus? I guess that makes sense, it just seems odd to me.

Thanks for the comment and question, Kcinlive! Yes, I think there was some thought in the direction of just allowing for the preparation bonus. In hindsight, though, I think we're going to want to consider placing those applicable spells on the sorcerer/wizard list, at least. It makes a lot of sense to me.

Osirion Contributor

Sethvir wrote:

The amount of options presented looks amazing, still just skimmed it quickly and just started the read through.

Noticed two spells on Page 17 that have what looks like a source indicator after it of OP, which wasn't listed in the main notes.

Specifically they are under The Empyrean Opus. Spells are crown of empyreal gloryOP*, and cherub’s burning bladeOP*,

What's the OP for?

That's an indication that those spells are from an oppositional school. In this case, evocation. :)

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I'm so VERY glad to hear this great feedback!

I was out of town this weekend, but we just got back this morning and there was a nifty package waiting in the mail. It's HERE and I'm so HAPPY! I'm turning pages and grinning.

Osirion Contributor

Congrats, Owen! Awesome news!

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Wow. These are amazing.

Monthly blog posts from the art department, you say? (Goes to check calendar. Comes right back.) Has a month passed yet? :D

Seriously, this is a great idea. Keep up the awesome work!

Osirion Contributor

Pett is one of my favorite authors too -- his adventures and writing are so incredibly creative.

For those of you interested in checking out his "Your Whispering Homunculus" articles at the Kobold Press website, you can find pretty much all of them at this link. He's particular outdone himself with his Feb. 21 article about 100 strange pets.

Owlferret, anyone? :D

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Marc Radle wrote:
Amanda Hamon wrote:

I'd LOVE to go this year, but I have a family trip I have to go on just a couple of days before PaizoCon that requires travel down to Tennessee (I live in Indiana). So that timeline may or may not preclude me from heading out to Seattle that weekend.

My fingers are crossed, though!

Hope you can make it! :)

Me too! There are games to be played and kobold mischief to make business to discuss!

Osirion Contributor

I'd LOVE to go this year, but I have a family trip I have to go on just a couple of days before PaizoCon that requires travel down to Tennessee (I live in Indiana). So that timeline may or may not preclude me from heading out to Seattle that weekend.

My fingers are crossed, though!

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Marc Radle wrote:
Oh man ... All the best to Sean and Jodi of course, but Sean is awesome! Not having him at Paizo sucks!

Hear, hear! Sean, you will be greatly missed!

Osirion Contributor

Posted something in here, but I just realized it's not a PFS story, so it'll have to wait for another time. :)

I'm really enjoying reading everyone else's stories, though. I will say that my party narrowly (and I mean NARROWLY) avoided a TPK a couple of weeks ago in the Blakros Matrimony, when the BBEG ...

spoiler:

Threw an illusory AOE spell at four out of the six of us. Everyone failed their Will save and all but one PC failed their Reflex. Full damage was, I think, something like 43 hp. I still have no idea how anyone survived that fight (and all but two of us who did were unconscious). I think our GM must have had mercy on us.

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Gancanagh wrote:
My compliments for both the new Demodand which is freaky and awesome at the same time and the Vilsteth Corruption Demon with it's awesome abilities to enter artwork, wallpaintings and other images!

The corruption demon wasn't my handiwork, but I'm glad you liked the stringy demodand, Gancanagh. I ran with a concept that I found freaky and disgusting -- and that would make my own players recoil. Abyssal beasties are so much fun to toss at PCs, after all. :)

Osirion Contributor

Sincerest condolences to you, Louis. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Osirion Contributor

Absolutely! Thank you for suggesting it!

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OK, I just heard from the Kobold Overlord, and he confirmed that you will receive a notification email from Paizo once the new file is available. In fact, you could receive that email as early as today.

Osirion Contributor

I'm almost certain you'll get an email notifying you that the product file has been updated, but let me get you a confirmed answer.

I'll let you know shortly!

Osirion Contributor

No problem at all! I just saw that the new file has been submitted to Paizo, so it should be available quite soon.

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John Compton wrote:
I...I feel this urge to create a Pathfinder Society faction run by a flumph. And create new archetypes that allow characters to be more flumph-like. And pitch a 64-page module in which flumphs play a central role. And write part of a future Player Companion entitled People of the Flumph.

People of the Flumph. Oh my, yes. :D

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And another Deep Magic artist profile, this time with Marcel Mercado. He also shows a preview of a gorgeous chapter-opener that involves a snarling rakshasa. :)

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For those interested, there's a lengthy update about the Deep Magic project here, on its Kickstarter page. We're excited to say that we should be getting press proofs soon for the printed book, which is on schedule for its May release date!

More details at the link.

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The latest Deep Magic artist profile is up on the Kobold Press website! This time, it's with artist Bryan Syme.

The art in this book is truly awesome, let me tell you, and there are some great preview pieces at the link.

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Chris Bonnet wrote:
What about Ghenett manor, Glass river or Dragons demand?

If you're asking me, sure, I'll run whatever works best, though for purely practical reasons I think I'd prefer Ghennett Manor or Glass River over running a portion of Dragon's Demand.

Shoot me an email with more info later?

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Patrick Harris @ MU wrote:
Chris Bonnet wrote:
Patrick, not sure at the moment.
Cool. I'd be super-tempted to play Fortress of the Nail with its author

I would be happy to run Fortress at Who's Yer Con if everything works out with the organizers. :D

Osirion Contributor

Hello and welcome, Austin and Kate!

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Thank you so much for all your hard work, EZG. I'll agree with Wolfgang that your honest and insightful reviews make the gaming community a much better place.

Not many could do what you do with such dedication, consistency, and insight. As a writer and editor, I truly appreciate it when you review products I've worked on. Your feedback is invaluable!

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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Regardless of who wins, I really really hope all of these critters end up seeing publication in some future KP product.

Agreed! The finalists are all really awesome.

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Marc Radle wrote:

Check out the first Deep Magic artist profile


Very cool stuff! It's really neat to learn more about Guido.

Osirion Contributor , Star Voter 2013

Yep, I gotta agree that the spread of judges is absolutely fantastic. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

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Thank you for the questions, Changing Man! They are great ones, and I just wanted to let you know that I've recently put together charts with dragonkin's starting ages, aging effects, and height/weight information, as well as some text that specifically calls out their Medium size and other relevant information. The file should be updated now (or very, very soon) with those additions.

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Jim Groves wrote:

Tis pretty cool. I hope the final-final is fairly close to it.

Same here, Jim! I'm pretty sure the art is final, and that really makes the cover for me. Urgathoa and Nethys are two of my favorite Golarion deities, and they just look so cool and intense here.

I'm also a major fan of nontraditional, warrior-angel artwork, so I really like how Sarenrae is shown here, too.

Can't wait to see how the interior art in this book will look!

Osirion Contributor

Forgive the late comment, but ... I gotta say that I truly love this cover. The art combined with the graphic design/color scheme is just awesome. Great job to all involved!

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Yep, James beat me to that exact answer. :D

Since it's a worm that walks that's not actually made of worms -- and looks quite different from the iconic images of worms that walk -- we called it a variant. There just aren't any stat variations in its block.

Osirion Contributor

Wonderful news! Congrats to Owen!

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So happy to see this hit the Web -- I hope folks like it!

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MMCJawa wrote:
Now we just need stats for these guys in swarm form

A swarm of ... *shudder*

Osirion Contributor

This looks amazing! So cool!

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I'd also really love to have these. We're nearing the end of the first book and I've already found that it'd be awesome to have some of the AP's fantastic bestiary art in pawn form. My players would love it!

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Marc Radle wrote:

There is LOTS of very cool stuff going on 'behind the scenes' right now :) Most of the art is in and the few remaining pieces are due in soon ... and there is a LOT of really awesome, top quality art for this book! I can't tell you how many times I've thought 'Ooh, I can't wait for people to see this one!' when a new illustration comes in!

Bottom line - I think this is going to be a visually stunning book!

There's also a ton going on with the editing/development side, too. We're in the process of handing over text for layout, for example. When all is said and done, I think the level of awesome content on all fronts is going to be astounding!

Osirion Contributor

Excited to hear that this drops on Sept. 17. What a neat class!

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Jeven wrote:
I would like to see something with genies, sphinxes and other Arabian/Egyptian type monsters. It could tie in loosely with the next AP as well.

Ooh, this is a great idea. "Desert Dwellers Revisited," anyone? I'd love to see that book!

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I find the issue is less with the devices themselves and more with the people using them. I frequently GM PFS for folks who use laptops, particularly to keep their Hero Lab sheets open, and I myself usually use an iPad during sessions for initiative tracking and other bookkeeping things. The devices aren't a distraction at all in circumstances when the folks using them are truly invested in what's happening at the table.

On the other hand, I know players who are consistently distracted while playing -- for example, they're always talking about their other characters and looking up ways to improve them while playing in a completely unrelated game. It happens whether they've got a laptop or books in front of them.

Point is, it seems like a distracted player will be distracted. Devices probably just ratchet up the temptation because they offer so many ways to mentally exit the game.

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TriOmegaZero wrote:
So far the only thing I care about in the mythic book is the new art, especially Kyra with her hair down.

I have to admit that I didn't recognize her at first. I was freaking out a bit at Gen Con trying to figure out who she was until someone pointed out that it's Kyra ... then I felt a bit silly. :)

Osirion Contributor

I really rather like the bloodrager name and class concept. Love me some sorcerers, and barbarians are probably my favorite non-casters, so I'm definitely interested to see where this class goes.

I'm also fascinated by how the bloodline aspect might work, if indeed that concept carries over to the bloodrager. The prospect of multiple "bloodlines" for bloodragers is exciting to consider.

And my husband will be quite excited to check out the swashbuckler class. He's playing a 3PP swashbuckler character in one of our home games now and just loves the roleplay aspect of it.

Osirion Contributor

Yay! Congrats, Tracy!

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Hey, folks!

The Industry Insider -- the publication we put together to help promote this project's backers who are publishers and industry professionals -- is now available! This free publication should go a long way toward helping Gen Con attendees learn more about what some of their favorite third-party publishers, writers, and other RPG pros will offer at the con.

Take a look at the PDF here. Make sure to right-click the link and save the file before opening it. That'll make sure you see the publication in the best possible form.

Thank you all so much for your support, and holy crap -- the con is next week!

(Cross-posted from another thread about this project.)

Osirion Contributor

Hey, folks!

The Industry Insider -- the publication we put together to help promote this project's backers who are publishers and industry professionals -- is now available! This free publication should go a long way toward helping Gen Con attendees learn more about what some of their favorite third-party publishers, writers, and other RPG pros will offer at the con.

Take a look at the PDF here. Make sure to right-click the link and save the file before opening it. That'll make sure you see the publication in the best possible form.

Thank you all so much for your support, and holy crap -- the con is next week!

Osirion Contributor

So glad to see that this is available! There's some SERIOUSLY cool stuff in here. :D

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F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
AlgaeNymph wrote:

Of the Empyreals my favorite is Arshea, I'm loving the concept of a sex-positive transgender demigod. :3

Lust aside, where did the idea for Arshea come about? Here's hoping for another one of your meaty answers.

So many awesome things!

This is wonderful insight -- and I love the fact that gender is such a fluid thing for Arshea. Well done!

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