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No problem, I was just surprised because you are usually very responsive to discussion on your creations, but I understand about hectic schedules.
I really love the eternal mage. The closest I've come to at-will casting was an oracle/hierophant in Wrath of the Righteous that used the 10th tier hierophant mythic point recovery mechanic to fuel spellcasting with "blood magic", but that's obviously high level/high power stuff.
Arcane Overdrive: ...An eternal mage may spend 1 point of overdrive as a free action to ignore a number of eldritch burnout gained due to casting a spell by a number up to 1/2 their eternal mage level...
Empowered Overdrive (Su): At 13th level, whenever an eternal mage spends an overdrive point to reduce the amount of eldritch burnout they would receive by casting, it is instead reduced by 4.
If I'm reading it right Empowered Overdrive and Maximized Overdrive actually do nothing, as the max spell level an eternal mage can cast is 1/2 his level (so 1/2 his level in burnout), which as per arcane overdrive, by spending 1 overdrive point incurs no burnout.
Also the Dread Eternal may gain a greater hex at 12th level, which should be a major hex, and should True Dread give major hexes and not grand hexes? Seems a little weak for a capstone (specially giving up true eternal casting) and counter the fluff text.
We have compared the empyreal lords to demon lords, but what about Nascent Demon Lords? Well, look no further than Shamira (CR 25)... who still has better stats, better spell-like abilities, better and more interesting special abilites, better saves, and only slightly worse full attack routine and hp because of the 7 hd Andoletta has on her. Or Treerazer (CR 25) that looses only on charima against Andoleta while having greater strength and constitution, still better spell-like abilities, less attacks but much more damage per attack and better special abilities.
I really expected more from Grandmother Crow.
I think I really wanted to find a way to make pure aether worthwile and I wanted it to be the dimensional ripper. As is I still can't find it in me not to expand into another element.
As I was doing the dishes I thought of a thing I would expect the dimensional ripper to do, going to other planes. If a wild talent I think it would be too situational... maybe folded into an improved long distance travel that granted greater teleport and plane shift as an 8th level talent?
I can't seem to find composite blast training anywhere. If you meant composite blast technique I don't see how you can get void blast... unless you go void/aether into composite blast techique for void blast? But then you delay your awesome telekinetic powers to lvl 15 and I don't think you can take enough aether wild talents to make telekineis awesome?
It's a trade of utility for damage then?
So, I love the dimensional ripper (anything that makes aether more awesome is golden), but I've noticed aether doesn't get a composite with this archetype, is that intended?
I don't understand the last sentence of Hyper-dimensional blast: what does it mean when it says "the object used for this blast
Do you think it would be too much to give a free upgrade to greater teleport at lvl 16 in the long distance travel wild talent?
If presented with the opportunity to turn back he refused is he really a he or is she a she or she/he really doesn't care about gender?
This reminds me of a support article for one of the Adventure Paths that details some Gray Maidens. There's one that was a man that obtained a girdle to infiltrate the Gray Maidens and rescue his sister (IIRC), after Ileosa's defeat, she stayed a woman, as she didn't feel the need to be a man again.
I really liked the book, more than Death's Heretic, specially because it shows us truly new places. My only issue is the ending for Roshad and Bors.
It doesn't feel like it's the goal of the Iridian Fold (and from descriptions in the book, they were making good pace toward it), and I'd say Salim has the mojo to put Roshad in a new body, seeing as he isn't actually dead.
Lamashtu isn't going to be a big fan of non-procreative sex. But she's the mother of monsters, I'd think she would work around that - maybe a female Lamshtite priestess might spontaneously grow male genitalia in order to impregnate a female consort/victim, the kind of thing that happens in Japanese hentai. Likewise a male victim/consort might find himself impregnated, with something nasty growing in his bowels/stomach.
IIRC, the second thing is canon.
I can't edit my last post, so I'll continue here:
And I think that whatever it is that corrupted Dou-Bral, it could not have taken Shelyn. It's noted that she is uniquely resistant to the Whisperer of Souls' influence, and she doesn't seem to have a drop of bitterness or resentment in her (she even keeps his brother's old divine realm in case he gets better, despite the fact that he attacked her and turned their father into a tortured monstrosity). In contrast, Dou-Bral was jealous of his half-sister for being "better" (in spite of being younger?) (My theory is that in opposing Rovagug, and witnessing the death of so many gods, he became a little broken, leading to his confrontation with Shelyn and allowing whatever twisted him a foothold into his mind).
According to Gods and Magic, Dou-Bral is older than Shelyn, and she joined him in watching over love, music, art and beauty. Then they argued and went to the spaces between the planes where he became Zon-Kuthon.
If I remember correctly, the Ruby Prince is a great summoner and binder, so it's likely that he gets them shipped from the elemental plane of Earth.
And I think you're right, she might be the most powerful priest of Nethis, but that's hardly unusual, as it was Nethis' might that enabled the establishment of the empire of Ancient Osirion.
I have read parts of the book (as my main interest was the Theurge), and although I like it, I have a few concerns.
Both the Theurge and the White Necromancer lack interesting class features:
-All the Theurge's class features are about spells. I think it needs more flavorful options, probably linked with knowledge, research or metamagic.
-Given the extremely limited spell list of the White Necromancer, it has too few class features, as it is right now, I think I'd never play a white necromancer over a sorcerer, an oracle or a witch. I'd either beef up the casting or the class features.
We need some kind of guide on spell levels for the Theurge, as it is right now, I see nothing that impedes me of finding scrolls made by a summoner or a paladin and get plenty of spells at a reduced spell level.
Also, the Paper Talisman ability of the Six Talismans Monk has a save of 1/2 the level plus Wisdom modifier. Shouldn't that be 10 plus 1/2 the level plus wisdom modifier?
Tequila Sunrise wrote:
So I'm curious about other LGBT folks: How long did it take you to realize you weren't 'normal,' and was it a single moment of epiphany or a gradual realization?
I became aware that I liked men when I was 14-15, after discovering yaoi anime, because neither in my village nor the city where I went for my secondary education there wasn't any mention of homosexuality (despite my favorite aunt being a lesbian, which I found out later). Then I realized that I found my tennis instructor hot and I was in love with my male best friend.
After a time I realized that most of the time I didn't feel a man, and although I knew about trans people, most of the time I didn't feel female either. It wasn't until a year ago or so that I found out about gender fluidity, and it felt as the right way to describe me.
Me: you reject asexuality?You: No, I reject the claim that it's biologically determined
Me: How is it determined, then?
You: It's socially constituted, obviously. <-- which I took to mean determined by upbringing (sorry, English is not my first language)
Me: /sarcastic rant about how sexuality is not a result of upbringing/
You: If you don't know what you're talking about shut up.
So you're answering "society puts names on things" (if that's not what it means you'll have to explain it to me again) when I asked "if sexuality is not biological, what it is?"?
How nice of you to tell those poor misguided asexuals that the fact they don't want to have sex is a product of the way they were brought up, and if they had lived in a different socitey they'd get the joys of sex. [/SARCASM]
And I'm not really defending him, I'm just saying that while making a joke (and I'd like you to explain to me why it's so offensive to you) may be bad, saying "let's space him!" is certainly no better.
Vivianne Laflamme wrote:
You mean this?
Astral Wanderer wrote:
Have you looked at Dwarves? Well, they looked at one another, and since they can't tell their men from their women, they probably reproduce only to swell their numbers and with the least possible contact.
Considering that most people are heterosexual and I'd never want to do the deed with a woman, I don't see why it's so offensive making a joke about heterosexual people not wanting to have sex with people of the same gender as them (altough it's still a little weird).
No, I reject the claim that it's biologically determined.
How is it determined, then?
Generally, cisgender heterosexuals have a difficult time recognize their privilege, and in turn do things like make "jokes" at the expense of queer folks.
I know that, but that image does not say "cisgender heterosexual" and gay men and lesbians may be (and most are) cisgendered. And it's still inappropriate.
I don't see the connection between cis/trans and gay men and lesbians (leaving aside that the text of that image is not cool).
Sooo... you reject asexuality?
The problem with the dwarf scenario isn't the asexuality. It's, as rooboy said, that they're unlikely to have evolved to that stage (asexuality is the norm) or been created that way, and conflating asexuality with aromanticity.
Slavery in the Pathfinder World and its implications... (series of weird questions regarding a controversial topic)
I agree with pretty much every assessment, except the CG one. CG people wouldn't keep slaves, chaos=freedom, good=empathy, and that is incompatible with slavery.
The only divine caster that requires a god is the cleric, the others, including the paladin and the inquisitor may or may not have one. He could be a paladin that follows the teachings of Aroden but with a more benign touch (Aroden is LN). He also should have been in stasis for some time, as Aroden has been dead for more than a hundred years.
Feedback Loop is really underpowered. The damage is abysmal, it's a will save to negate (the strongest save for all casters), and the DC will be low (it works off charisma). I think Copycat is fun, but it may make the arcanist too versatile.
Up-thread it was suggested making the old counterspell exploit an advanced form of the actual counterspell exploit, and I have to say I wouldn't take it either, unless there's an Extra exploit feat. Then I'd grab both the same level, and not spend two levels with an exploit I wouldn't use. Instead I'd make it a chain: See Magic -> Filter Spell -> Counterspell (the old version, stating it doesn't work with Parry Spell) -> Counter Drain
Filter Spell would be something like: if the arcanist identifies a spell as it's being cast, she may spend a point from her arcane reservoir to reduce the caster level of that spell by 1 (minimum 1).
The first I don't agree with (except for buff spells), the second is highly unlikely, as you have few spells known. The third one I agree, sort of.