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Very cute comic. I have added it to my list. 8^)
That said, I have a couple of questions and comments. (Intended as constructive criticism; hopefully they come across that way. 8^)
Do you have a "Current comic" page? I saw the category, but it doesn't have the most recent strip.
Some of the strips had some pretty small text, that was hard to read. Could you increase their size, or just make the text larger? (Some of us are getting old here. 8^)
Exactly. The amount I save by keeping the 15% discount and getting the PDF for free by still being a subscriber is more than what I would spend on the next couple AP issues.
We spent pretty much every waking moment (outside of work, etc.) playing that. Those two characters just "clicked" so well we couldn't stay away. 8^) (Okay, it might have been closer to two months, but still...)
Wow. Yeah. Gotta have this. My wife and I tore through the original CotCT AP in about a month, back when it was fairly new.
I *WAS* planning to cancel my AP sub after Hell's Vengeance, but if I want this in print and PDF, I'm better off extending my sub a couple more months! (Between the AP sub discount and the free PDF!)
Good play, Paizo. 8^)
I Am Not A Lawyer
I have seen many comics and comic strips (largely webcomics) that use game mechanics, spells, magic items, races, classes, etc. in their comic. Including a reference to the OGL would probably be safest, but MAY not be necessary. A lot of those terms are generic enough, you might be able to make an argument you're not using them as game terms.
As for the PI, and assuming you're using the Pathfinder world: If the comic you're making is just for fun - i.e., you're not planning to sell comic books or anything along those lines, but just put it up online - you might be able to use Paizo's Community Use Policy. Make sure you read through it thoroughly so you understand the terms, and know if it applies to your case.
When I was in Elementary School, I was convinced that I hated pizza because all I had ever had was what the school tried to pass off as pizza. Once I tried REAL pizza, I saw the light.
My wife knits while gaming all the time. She's ADHD, and it actually helps her pay attention to things if she has something to keep her hands busy.
Frankly, unless the person the OP was talking about was knitting INSTEAD OF playing, then I don't see what the knitting even has to do with the post, much less why it was the title. Sounds to me like the interaction with the rabid dog was more of an issue.
My take on it: The rules are written with human(oid)s PCs in mind. Since the races that PCs can be pretty much all have hands, that's what somatic components for PCs are assumed to use.
Somatic components for races that don't have hands but cast spells anyway use gestures appropriate for the creature. When polymorphing (or otherwise changing shape), you need appendages similar enough to what you normally have to perform the somatic components correctly, or you need some ability that allows you to use other gestures, such as the Natural Spell feat.
...Which is pretty similar to what you said in your last paragraph, which I would have noticed if I'd finished reading your post BEFORE writing mine. 8^)
Mark Seifter wrote:
The Adept/Expert is called the Dabbler. They gain the ability to customize their spell list a little bit just like how expert customizes their skill list. The Aristocrat/Warrior is called the Warlord, and they focus on the sort of aristocratic style of "fair" combat and lording over strongholds of lower level warriors. Aomidori, the iconic warlord, went berserk after her kingdom was destroyed by the rising successor state of Lingshen poisoning their water supply. She was only saved when Kess and Reiko convinced her not to attack the army of Lingshen singlehandedly but instead to focus her anger and become an adventurer with them.
You realize you have to actually do this now, right? That level of cool detail can't be relegated to a joke... 8^)
I backed the Realm Works Kickstarter because I thought it was a really innovative and useful idea, but have barely used it because of the daunting amount of stuff to do. Since I almost exclusively run APs nowadays (mostly to save prep time) I would happily pay to have even more prep time saved by getting the Pathfinder APs, Modules, Campaign Setting, etc. in Realm Works.
Magic chapter, Components section wrote:
Divine Focus (DF): A divine focus component is an item of spiritual significance. The divine focus for a cleric or a paladin is a holy symbol appropriate to the character's faith. The divine focus for a druid or a ranger is a sprig of holly, or some other sacred plant.
Icaste Fyrbawl wrote:
I may be overstepping my bounds here, but in my experience with resumes, if you want a chance bad enough and feel that your experiences can make up for a lack of qualification, don't cripple yourself by not applying. Diamond in the rough, after all.
As the cliché goes, the worst that can happen is they say "no". 8^)
Yeah, most of the games I run, we do host. (Or are online, but that can have its challenges with kids around too.)
The problem with the one game is that most of the players live a fair ways away from our house, so it's pretty much a matter of play near them or not play. And the only one with a residence suitable for playing at was that one. (Everybody else has other reasons their homes are not suitable, which I won't go into here.)
I would say it is generally correct to assume that those who have kids will have kid-friendly houses. If you don't make your house kid-friendly when you have them, it's gonna make your life VERY difficult! 8^) Some who don't have kids may also have kid-friendly homes, but it's less likely.
<nitpick mode>Actually, strictly speaking, the campaign setting is called the Pathfinder Campaign Setting. Golarion is the name of the planet that most of the material for that setting is placed on.
And, strictly speaking, the game system is the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
Part 2 for me:
Yeah, I haven't gotten my ship notice or PDFs yet. It's a bummer, for sure. But ship (sic) happens, sometimes things get behind schedule. Frankly, I think this is the first time since last GenCon that they've been this behind. If subscribers were getting their PDFs after the general live date on a regular basis, then we'd have something real to complain about. The vast majority of the time, though, I get my PDFs on or before the general live date, so I'm overall happy with the process.
Still, please ship today. Please ship today. Please ship today. 8^)
I'm 40. One of the regular games I've been running is with my wife (who is older than me, but the exact amount shall remain unsaid 8^) and HER DAD.
So, no, you're not too old. 8^)
My wife and I joke that, at least with our roleplaying games, we'll have something to do in the retirement home when we get that old. Probably confuse the heck out of some of the other residents, but... 8^)
I used to run through a complicated measure-and-resize process to get the maps to a whole number of pixels per square to use them in MapTool, but have switched to the following (which is similar, but not quite the same as at least one other person above):
1. Extract from PDF, usually using the GIMP. Save as png.
I wouldn't put that past Cosmo. (Heck, I wouldn't put much of anything past Cosmo. 8^)
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