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Silver Crusade

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I'm in the process of creating a character for Curse of the Crimson Throne , and have a rudimentary backstory planned. Trouble is, I don't know how best to sync it with the setting of the AP, and was hoping some people more knowledgeable would be able to give me some advice.

Here's the basics:

Caelus' parents were supposed to hate each other. His father was a scion of the noble house of Zenderholm, who joined a band of adventurers as his lowly position in the family meant little in the way of inheritance, and his mother was a Shoanti tribeswoman of the Sklar-Quah, exiled for some crime she refuses to speak of, joining the same band of adventurers to make a living the only way she knew how, fighting. But somehow, after adventuring together for a time, they fell in love and Caelus was the result. His father ended up dying at some point before Caelus was born, but not before expressing his wish that his son be accepted as a Zenderholm, bastard or no. Naturally, given the enmity between the Shoanti and Korvosa, the Zenderholms didn't give a crap about this, and Caelus' mother was forced to raise him in the city slums, giving him the best life she could until Gaedren Lamm ambushed her in the street one night, killing her with a lucky shot and stealing the ring Caelus' father had given her, a signet ring that could serves as proof of Caelus' birthright.

The question is basically, if Caelus did enough heroic stuff in Korvosa, would the Zenderholms be willing to change their minds and accept him into the nobility as per his late father's wishes? Or would they basically be "Nope! No Shoanti-bloods allowed in our family, period!"

For frame of reference, Caelus would be a bloodrager either of the Elemental (fire) or Destined bloodlines, as while his dad is a mere nobleman, his mother was descended from Koja Eyes-Aflame, the Shoanti hero who aided Mandraivus in taking down Kazavon. Thus, as he gets more entangled in Ileosa's web of scheming, the more he realizes that basically history's repeating itself and he's fated to take down the tyrant just like Koja did.

I'm just curious as to whether or not heroism would overcome racism in Korvosa. I know that's something that individual GMs would have to decide, but if I'm writing this background to audition for a PbP, I want it to mesh as closely to the setting as I can to give it an air of legitimacy.

Thanks for the advice, in advance!

Silver Crusade

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Where would you ask questions along the lines of "how do I make an element in my backstory make sense within the context of the setting?"

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Okay, was that last insult any good? I'm seriously drawing a blank on what kind of parting shot Eostre would give to needle Lonjiku as he leaves.

Silver Crusade

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Frivolous question time! Which of these names sounds more badass to you: Manius or Caelus?

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Are swashbucklers able to use their class features with a weapon in each hand sol long as both are one-handed and piercing? Or are they like duelists where the features only work when you don't have anything in your off-hand?

Silver Crusade

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Noice! Gonna make me a destined Bloodrager with the Harrow bloodline!

Thanks everyone!

Silver Crusade

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James Jacobs wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Speaking of when Inquisition comes out are you more likely to play a City Elf or a Qunari?
MUCH more likely to play a City Elf, but I probably won't make that decision till I start playing.

All elf Inquisitor PCs are Dalish, sadly.

What APs would you say best accommodate PCs that spend a lot of time in the saddle?

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Is it possible to take the Eldritch Heritage feat chain if you already have a bloodline due to your class, like Sorcerer or Bloodrager? Can you take the chain for a bloodline other than your main one to sort of "double up" on powers? Can a bloodrager gain access to a bloodline that's currently sorcerers-only, like the Harrow bloodline or Maestro?

Silver Crusade

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Thank you! Another question, if you don't mind. I asked this of James on his thread and Wes in his Tumblr. What areas of Golarion lore would you say you are most well versed in to answer questions about in places like this thread? For instance, James' areas of expertise include Varisia, demons, elves and Desna, while Wes' includes Ustalav, Hell, and Sarkoris.

I'd appreciate knowing what Golarion questions would be best directed your way. Thanks again! :)

Silver Crusade

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Ah. I did forget the Red Mantis. Thanks! Thanks again! :)

Silver Crusade

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1) What makes you say that, assuming they start already good and follow the paladin code from the beginning, like a neutral or chaotic good follower of Sarenrae for example?

2) Good to know. Thanks for your patience.

4)Okay, now you've piqued my interest!

Which, in your opinion, is the most evil group you can side with in Serpent's Skull? I thought it was sort of an alignment split:

Pathfinders: Good
Aspis Consortium: Evil
Shackles Pirates: Chaotic
Sargavan Government: Lawful

Are there other factions I missed? And on that note, what ARE Serpent Skull's narrative themes and ideas? I'm torn as to whether it's more "Indiana Jones" or "Conan the Barbarian" in terms of style. It feels very pulpy either way, which I assume was your intent.

5) Okay, thanks for your candor!

Silver Crusade

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James Jacobs wrote:
1) Yes. If they're honorable enough for long enough they'll drift toward lawful. I suspect most are more in line with "honor of conveniance" or "honor according to my own made-up code" which is not all that lawful at all.

So, for example, if you like the paladin code of a deity but aren't an actual paladin, then if you AREN'T actually Lawful Good you'll end up there pretty darn quick?

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2) I do mean Rob McCreary; he outlined and assigned and developed Reign of Winter. I've not even read any of them—I helped him outline it and gave him a fair amount of advice during the year or so he was working on it though. I believe he's got an ask me thread here somewhere, or you could start one if he doesn't.

Done! On a related note, what questions are best to direct to you in regards to Golarion? I know demons, Varisia, Brevoy and elves are ones you're well equipped to answer, while devils, Ustalav and Sarkoris are better asked of Wes, rules questions should be asked in the rules or advice forums, or of Jason Buhlman, but I'm curious as to specifics on who to go to with which questions, if only to save you time needing to answer every single solitary "who do I ask about x?" question.

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3) No connection at all, other than the fact that I like the word "rushlight" and use it now and then.

Ah, okay. Just an interesting coincidence, then.

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4) Depends on the group. Some will be more tolerant than others.

I see. Some APs are definitely more conducive to Evil PCs, Skull and Shackles probably being the best, maybe followed by Serpent's Skull, since you can side with the Aspis Consortium in that one, right?

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5) Razmiran. Rahadoum's government. Asmodeus. It's kind of hard to consider villains I've created and worked on a lot as "despicable" though... I really kinda like them all!

Is that because you had a hand in creating them or because villains are often cooler than the heroes they fight? Or both?

Silver Crusade

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As there are questions that even the mighty James Jacobs cannot answer, I pose a question to you, o Rob McCreary, upon his suggestion:

What would you say the narrative themes and ideas in Reign of Winter are, apart from learning about and understanding Baba Yaga and her long legacy across the universe?

Silver Crusade

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More questions from your favorite annoying stalker!

1) Is it possible for a non-lawful character to be "honorable?" To me, when someone acts "honorable," they're trying to stick to a code of behavior, whether for good or ill. What's honor like for a Neutral Good character? Chaotic Good?

2) You mentioned a "Rob" would be the best person to ask Reign of Winter questions to. Do you mean Rob McCreary? If so, where can I find him to ask these questions? If not, which Rob should I be asking?

3) Does the Rushlight Society outside Magnimar have any connection to the Rushlight Tournament held in Pitax in Kingmaker?

4) Having read Champions of Corruption, I'm curious as to whether a character can have an evil alignment and not really DO evil things for the purposes of cooperation with their group. Sort of like "I'd rather torture that captured lackey for information, but my allies would throw a hissy-fit about it, and since I'd rather stay alive in combat, I'll refrain," or "While it'd be easy to get the money we need to buy equipment for next week's dungeon crawl by conning the local rubes, we're gonna be in this town for a while, and if we get run out we won't even be able to buy the equipment we need in the first place?" At what point does a selfish character, or a character with a bad attitude, become truly evil, and not just an unsavory kind of neutral anti-hero?

5) Out of all the villains on Golarion, which one or ones do you or your characters find the most despicable? Not in the sense of the magnitude of their deeds or whatnot (if that were the case Rovagug always wins, full-stop), but in that what they did or do makes you angry, makes you want to stop them. Which villains "resonate" with you personally in the sense that even if their crimes are pitiful compared to the Whispering Tyrant or Areelu Vorlesh, they still make you feel like "F&@% THAT VILLAIN!"? To use me as an example, Ileosa Arabasti is relatively small potatoes compared to the Runelords, but her callous disregard for others, her drive being mainly to satisfy her own ego, etc. REALLY make me hate her. Karzoug, by contrast, is more powerful and wicked, but feels more remote, and doesn't stoke the same instincts in me. He feels more "final boss" like, in the sense that while he's been behind the things, his stuff doesn't feel as personal. Maybe that's just because Curse of the Crimson Throne is at its core Ileosa's story, charting her development from petty but insignificant queen to a mad tyrant and would-be-devil-bound-demigoddess to a corpse, but I dunno. *shrug*

Silver Crusade

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James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:

1) Are all Shoanti shamans of the shaman class? If not, what other classes do they take?

2) Are there shamans who AREN'T from so-called barbaric societies like the Shoanti, Kellids or Mwangi?

3) What makes a child of a god who becomes mythic like in WotR different from someone who isn't mythic who takes the Divine Scion prestige class?

4) A lot of classes have alternative names for what they do. A fighter may call herself a warrior, a knight, a mercenary. A wizard might call himself a mage, a warlock, or a necromancer. What would some alternate names for the bloodrager, which you guys basically created concept and all? What does a bloodrager call himself besides "bloodrager?"

5) Is there a way to justify playing an "Asian" class like the Samurai or Ninja in Avistan in an AP that ISN'T Jade Regent?

6) As a horror fan, what do you think of the work of Jonathan Wojcik, also known as Bogleech, especially his new webcomic, Awful Hospital?

1) Nope. Some are druids or oracles. A few are clerics.

2) Yes. Take our iconic shaman as an example.

3) Fate.

4) Anything a barbarian or sorcerer might call themselves.

5) Yes, absolutely.

6) Haven't read enough of him to have an opinion.

1) Who do Shoanti clerics worship?

2) Ah. Forgot about her, which is a shame cuz she's awesome. Shame on me.

3) I thought fate didn't work on Golarion after Aroden died?

4) I...see?

5) Okay, where would I ask about that?

6) Check out his new webcomic, Awful Hospital: Seriously The Worst Ever. It's nine kinds of freaky!

Silver Crusade

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James Jacobs wrote:
xavier c wrote:

Someone just spoiled that Brigh has a herald(called the Latten Mechanism).

Does this mean the you guys are giving demigods heralds now?

In some cases, yes.... particularly if they're in the category of other gods/goddesses like Brigh. Not so much if they're Demon Lords... but even then... the penultimate Wrath adventure's all about Baphomet getting a herald.

THAT DOESN'T COUNT! He stole someone else's herald. That's cheating. :P

1) Are all Shoanti shamans of the shaman class? If not, what other classes do they take?

2) Are there shamans who AREN'T from so-called barbaric societies like the Shoanti, Kellids or Mwangi?

3) What makes a child of a god who becomes mythic like in WotR different from someone who isn't mythic who takes the Divine Scion prestige class?

4) A lot of classes have alternative names for what they do. A fighter may call herself a warrior, a knight, a mercenary. A wizard might call himself a mage, a warlock, or a necromancer. What would some alternate names for the bloodrager, which you guys basically created concept and all? What does a bloodrager call himself besides "bloodrager?"

5) Is there a way to justify playing an "Asian" class like the Samurai or Ninja in Avistan in an AP that ISN'T Jade Regent?

6) As a horror fan, what do you think of the work of Jonathan Wojcik, also known as Bogleech, especially his new webcomic, Awful Hospital?

Silver Crusade

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James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:

Just got the Emerald Spire book, and I was curious.

Were the floors written separately by each writer and then strung together as part of the dungeon, but with little rhyme or reason to what you'd encounter on each floor save that they got tougher? Or did you guys collaborate while writing your floors to ensure the dungeon didn't seem patchwork from a narrative perspective. And speaking of that, if that's the case, what would you say the themes and narrative ideas of the Emerald Spire are?

Every dungeon level in Emerald Spire was written by a separate author, but they were all managed by Rich Baker, who worked with each author to ensure that each level worked well within the whole. Rich then went in and developed the entire adventure to make sure it felt like a cohesive whole. Then Logan Bonner did the same after Rich.

The adventure authors had VERY little interaction with each other. Those of us who are at Paizo did do some back and forth with each other... but the out-of-house authors were all pretty much left to their own devices to make their levels as recognizably theirs as they wanted.

I'd say the narrative idea of the Emerald Spire is that it's a layer cake of denizens who built up on the foundations of previous denizens over and over and over, so it's a dungeon where you see one thing, scratch away that thing and reveal a new thing. It's also kind of a time capsule... the deeper you go, the more into Golarion's past you delve.

So to make a character that fits the best with the module's narrative, an archaeologist sort of character would make the most sense?

Silver Crusade

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Just got the Emerald Spire book, and I was curious.

Were the floors written separately by each writer and then strung together as part of the dungeon, but with little rhyme or reason to what you'd encounter on each floor save that they got tougher? Or did you guys collaborate while writing your floors to ensure the dungeon didn't seem patchwork from a narrative perspective. And speaking of that, if that's the case, what would you say the themes and narrative ideas of the Emerald Spire are?

Silver Crusade

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What, in your opinion, is the greater danger in Numeria, the things that lurk in the Divinity's wreckage or the Technic League that covets them?

It's clear that Golarion's humans have a wide range of skin tone. But what about the other races? Are there elves of color (besides drow, who are a whole other problematic thing entirely)? Are orcs ONLY green?

Is it just me, or are a LOT of the coolest magic weapons in the books bastard swords?

Are there any villains in the APs or stuff motivated primarily by spite? Like, if you ask them why they're doing their evil scheme they'll basically respond with "f@$# you, that's why!"

Silver Crusade

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Shelyn = Flonne

Silver Crusade

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James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
How do spells that heal injuries or treat disease interact with cancer? I'm under the impression that Golarion's medical technology is still pre-germ-theory, so how do they deal with things like that?
Cancer is a disease, so magic that cures disease fixes cancer. Magic that heals injuries has no effect on cancer.

Can cancer be identified as such by skilled clerics and medical practitioners?

And on an unrelated note, does the name "Askaan" sound more Kellid or Shoanti to you? Or Mwangi, I dunno. Can't figure out what human ethnicity this name fits best with.

Yes, just as any other disease. We've not yet statted up cancer yet though as far as I know.

Askaan sounds more Kellid to me... but I can't think of it without thinking of "Ass Can." Call it the editor's curse of having to have a filthier mind than all of your writers...

Gah, now I can't stop thinking about it too! Thanks, James! :P

Is there anything you'd say is 2SPOOKY4U?

Silver Crusade

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James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
How do spells that heal injuries or treat disease interact with cancer? I'm under the impression that Golarion's medical technology is still pre-germ-theory, so how do they deal with things like that?
Cancer is a disease, so magic that cures disease fixes cancer. Magic that heals injuries has no effect on cancer.

Can cancer be identified as such by skilled clerics and medical practitioners?

And on an unrelated note, does the name "Askaan" sound more Kellid or Shoanti to you? Or Mwangi, I dunno. Can't figure out what human ethnicity this name fits best with.

Silver Crusade

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I like bacon, but I think it's overrated here in the internet.

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How do spells that heal injuries or treat disease interact with cancer? I'm under the impression that Golarion's medical technology is still pre-germ-theory, so how do they deal with things like that?

Silver Crusade

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Wait, what?! That's a thing?! D:

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I was under the impression that, since on Golarion atheists are those who reject divine authority rather than their existence, basically just get a quiet place in the Boneyard where they can chill, talk philosophy and not be bothered by the deities.

I'd say Rahadoumi's opinion of Pharasma's basically "Yeah, she's going to judge me when I die, but she's gonna do that whether I try to appease her while I'm alive or don't, so I'm just gonna live like I normally do and not worry about it. Besides, the gods only live in the afterlife, they're not the rulers of it. It's not like if I go to Heaven or Axis I'll be OBLIGATED to worship the ones that live there. They've got their own sections of it that I can simply just avoid. It's in places like Hell and the Abyss where I've got to worry, so I should try to maintain a neutral or good alignment at the very least."

Silver Crusade

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I've got this cool name I plan on using for a character, but I'm stuck trying to figure out which human ethnicity's naming conventions it most closely resembles.

Does the name Askaan sound more Shoanti or Kellid?

Silver Crusade

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Well, yeah, but there's still the threshold for entry to consider. Joining Play-by-Posts feels like auditioning for a lead role in a musical. It's not just about how great you can act sing or dance, but how well you can harmonize with the other leads and not overshadow them. And you're competing with dozens of others for a very limited set of roles. Know what I mean?

I just worry that if the character's TOO special, potential GMs won't pick me to be in their games.

Silver Crusade

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James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Neongelion wrote:

Hello hello!

I know rules questions isn't what you'd preferred to be asked, but I wanted to ask: one of my players for Iron Gods, an android wizard, wants to switch to an alchemist and take the prestige class technomancer. I'm a bit confused, since alchemists don't "cast" spells, so does that mean they cannot take the prestige class? If so, do you think I should allow the player to take the prestige class anyway, since they seem to fit perfectly together thematically?

As written, they can't really take the class because they don't cast spells, but it won't break anything by bending those rules to allow it.

That said... the class itself is, in world, all about the Technic League. It, and the way it interacts with technology, makes things play out different story-wise... so consider that too before you give permission.

So in world technomancers learn their craft from the Technic League? Hmm...May have to tweak my Iron Gods character idea a bit. Was originally planning on a native Kellid who, after being changed by a tech encounter decides that his native ways and the tech don't need to be in opposition and together can be even greater. If the technomancers basically "the league's PrC" I think he'd be better as a rebel leaguer, kinda like Khonir.

This "straddles the line between two worlds but greater than both" theme seems to be becoming a pattern for me, isn't it?

In world a technomancer who did NOT learn their trade from the Technic League (or from someone who was once part of the league but fled) would be a one-of-a-kind unique individual. Which is actually kind of where PCs thrive.

How much "uniqueness" can a character have before you'd decide they're "Mary Sues" that wouldn't fit in the campaign. I'm always concerned when I create a character that I won't be accepted because, even if it's only a first level character, the character's too much of a speshul widdle snowfwake that seems unrealistic for the setting, or is like a Drizzt clone or something?

Silver Crusade

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James Jacobs wrote:
Neongelion wrote:

Hello hello!

I know rules questions isn't what you'd preferred to be asked, but I wanted to ask: one of my players for Iron Gods, an android wizard, wants to switch to an alchemist and take the prestige class technomancer. I'm a bit confused, since alchemists don't "cast" spells, so does that mean they cannot take the prestige class? If so, do you think I should allow the player to take the prestige class anyway, since they seem to fit perfectly together thematically?

As written, they can't really take the class because they don't cast spells, but it won't break anything by bending those rules to allow it.

That said... the class itself is, in world, all about the Technic League. It, and the way it interacts with technology, makes things play out different story-wise... so consider that too before you give permission.

So in world technomancers learn their craft from the Technic League? Hmm...May have to tweak my Iron Gods character idea a bit. Was originally planning on a native Kellid who, after being changed by a tech encounter decides that his native ways and the tech don't need to be in opposition and together can be even greater. If the technomancers basically "the league's PrC" I think he'd be better as a rebel leaguer, kinda like Khonir.

This "straddles the line between two worlds but greater than both" theme seems to be becoming a pattern for me, isn't it?

Silver Crusade

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Do you think there's a sort of metaphorical line where fan art or fiction is no longer respectful to the original work and its creators? Where it's evident that the intent of the piece is not an homage, extrapolation or alternative view of the work, but merely the titillation of the fan and the people who share that fan's specific predilection?

I know different creators likely have different stances on this issue, but I'm sort of wondering more as a fan than as a creator, if I'm a hypocrite because I don't select the fanart I look at and fanfictions I read by how much I appreciate the works they're based on, but on how they manage to incorporate a particular "fanservice" that appeals to me.

Silver Crusade

Good luck! We'll miss you!

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What mental stats would you say are top priority for the new slayer class? It's evident that it's charisma for the swashbuckler and bloodrager, and wisdom for the hunter or warpriest. The slayer doesn't seem to NEED many mental stats, apart from a decent wisdom to keep their will saves good.

What kind of threat would it take for Varisia's three major power players, Korvosa, Magnimar and Riddleport, to form some sort of alliance? A Chelaxian invasio-urk!-I-mean-reclamation? Sorshen or Xanderghul getting up from their millennia long naps? Mhar turning over in bed?!

Was Mandraivus (the guy who defeated Kazavon) Taldan or Chelaxian? I know he was from Lastwall but considering he had allies as diverse as Shoanti and Ustalavic, I'm not sure.

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My best guess? Zyphus - As his attributes and behavior are totally unimportant, which ironically is what catapaulted him TO importance.

Cry Thunder - DragonForce

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Hard to say. The vision metaphor fits Tanagaar, as vigilance is part of his profile, but the singer's envious tone fits gods like Zon-Kuthon more.

The Savage Side of Me - Miracle of Sound

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Basically, apparently BioWare once claimed that the race-gated romances of Inquisition won't mean one race won't get more romantic options than others, and now they've officially released the romances and for example, bisexual female elves get six different romantic options, while straight males of any race, gay males and females of any race, and straight female dwarves and qunari each only have access to two.

People commenting on this are EXTREMELY disappointed, and essentially feel "cheated" because the elven characters have a lot more options than anyone else. I personally think it's piddling over numbers, but if what they say is true, that BioWare promised an equal amount of romance options for each combination of race, gender and sexuality, then did the exact opposite with some combinations getting many more options than others, it seems like a lie. Is it a lie?

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Is it ethical to enjoy a product if the company that makes it apparently is doing bad things? I pre-ordered Dragon Age: Inquisition because I greatly enjoyed the first two games as well as Mass Effect, and many of their other games. But lately it seems everything I hear about BioWare is how they've lied about some upcoming feature or romance in press releases, how Mass Effect 3's ending was still terrible after the free-lc attempt to fix it, how they're terrible for outright rejecting "the indoctrination theory" and how basically BioWare has completely lost any integrity it ever had as a company.

Should I continue to enjoy Dragon Age and Mass Effect and keep giving BioWare my money even though the consensus seems to be "They were great once, but now all they do is lie and attempt to gouge us. And Mass Effect 3's ending STILL sucks!"?

Silver Crusade

Sorry. Didn't know there was a girl here. *blush*

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James Jacobs wrote:

1) Pretty much just the coloration of the fur. No real significant game statistic differences.

2) I wouldn't... I'm not familiar enough with that AP to do that. That's a Rob question.

3) Well... depends on the region, I guess. Pretty much any magical beast or animal is likely to have some predators though.

4) She wants to be a demon lord, and Deskari is the best option available to her to use as a method of gaining that power she needs. If she happened to be imprisoned elsewhere in the world, she might use a different demon, but you go with the demon lord you have, not the one you want. What made her a monster was, pretty much, the abuse that she suffered as an arcane spellcaster in Sarkoris, and then beyond that as a prisoner in Threshold. She was already a bad seed before that, but the treatment of arcane spellcasters by Sarkoris's elite was pretty bad in and of itself. In a way, Sarkoris made Areelu and she gave them exactly the reward the land deserved by opening the worldwound.

5) Of course there are.

1) Okay, how's that coloration different? What colors give the firepelt its name?

2) Where can I get ahold of him?

3) Okay, thanks.

4) So if I played a character with the goal of restoring Sarkoris she'd be all "You think I'm a monster? You should have seen what they did to me! It didn't deserve to survive, and I'd sooner die than let you resurrect their cruelty!" Like that?

5) What are the likeliest non-spellcasting classes they'd go for?

BONUS! 6) A monk's ki is what enables their fists to gain properties like overcoming DR/Adamantine and whatnot. Since Brawlers don't have ki, what grants them similar abilities?

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1) What makes the Storval Plateau's firepelt cougars different from regular cougars and mountain lions?

2) What would you say the narrative themes and ideas in Reign of Winter are, apart from learning about and understanding Baba Yaga and her long legacy across the universe?

3) What are some fictional beasties on Golarion that are eaten as food? I know reefclaws and axebeaks are, but that's it.

4) What makes Areelu Vorlesh tick? I know she's power-hungry and stuff, but honestly her appearance and personality don't necessarily seem like she regards Deskari as anything more than an ally, rather than an object of devotion (no offense, she just doesn't seem "bug-like" enough compared to other Deskari worshipers encountered throughout the AP). What was she like before? Did she always want more power or did she just want a way out of Threshold? What made her into the monster we finally encounter in City of Locusts?

5) Are there changelings that DON'T pursue magical professions?

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In the Advanced Class Guide, the Brawler recieves proficiency with all simple weapons, close fighter weapons...and the handaxe and short sword.

Yet in Brawler's Flurry, it states that only unarmed strikes, close fighter weapons and monk weapons qualify to be used during it, none of which include the handaxe and short sword.

Long story short, why even have these proficiencies in there if they don't work with the other class features at all? This was something I asked about back during the playtest and it looks like the problem still hasn't been fixed.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion Subscriber
Merisiel Sillvari wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
What's the weirdest thing you and your comrades have encountered during your adventures?
A bearded elf.

THAT JUST RAISES MORE QUESTIONS! D:

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion Subscriber

Yes! Yes! A BILLION TIMES YES!!!

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion Subscriber
James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:

I was afraid of that. *sigh* I'm never going to get through my backlog at this rate.

What would be some good sorcerer/bloodrager bloodlines that best fit the themes and ideas discussed in Curse of the Crimson Throne, as that AP was released for the OGL before Pathfinder's rules were written?

If you at least open up your video games once and play it for at least 5 minutes... you'll be ahead of me. I've bought video games that I've never played before I moved on to a different console.

Any would work, but I suppose the best bets would be bloodlines that tie thematically to the Harrow in some way. Or the Destined bloodline.

What bloodlines would you say tie into the Harrow best besides Destined? I could use other bloodlines for other Varisia-based APs.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion Subscriber

What's the weirdest thing you and your comrades have encountered during your adventures?

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion Subscriber

I was afraid of that. *sigh* I'm never going to get through my backlog at this rate.

What would be some good sorcerer/bloodrager bloodlines that best fit the themes and ideas discussed in Curse of the Crimson Throne, as that AP was released for the OGL before Pathfinder's rules were written?

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion Subscriber

I'm starting to wonder if maybe I'm starting to lose my ability to enjoy video games. I'm working more than 40 hours a week, and I'm finding that I look more forward to sleeping than playing video games. What should I do?

Silver Crusade

Okay, Fulko just got scary! 0.o

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion Subscriber

As you've taken a look at the 5e Player's Handbook, what opinion do you have on their lack of a Base Attack Bonus? I have a friend that claims because of this, 5e is a complete and utter failure.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion Subscriber
James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
What would be a good substitute for turkeys on Golarion if I want my PC to say to someone "you look like a turkey" but there aren't turkeys on Golarion for that frame of reference to work?
There are turkeys on Golarion. So... no need for turkey substitutes.
There are? Where? I thought turkeys were post-Columbus.

Columbus and his post have pretty much nothing to do with Golarion. There's PLENTY in Golarion that doesn't sync up with an Earth timeline... particularly the timeline of recorded history.

There are turkeys.

So I DON'T have to worry about it like Tolkien did when he had to rewrite The Hobbit after he realized he'd had Bilbo serving the dwarves tomatoes, when Middle-Earth was supposed to be representative of Europe pre-Columbian-Exchange?

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