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Hazrond wrote:
Just one thing about Devastating Infusion, it locks your blast at 1d8 with no dice scaling, so your blasts are going to be individually much weaker than a normal kineticist

And combined with working with only physical blasts, it will make DR and hardness a total pain to deal with. Fortunately, as mentioned up-thread, you can still use the regular kinetic blade also.

That said, losing out on the utility talents is just too painful for my tastes.

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Favored Class bonuses for Geniekin kineticists. Or just the ability to replace their sorcerer/cleric elemental affinity traits with kineticist-friendly versions.

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I GMed this a couple weeks ago and had a blast. In retrospect, I'm glad I had no dark archive PCs at the table however.

Spoilers for dark archive mission:

Spoiler:

So one of the players finds an area of magical darkness. He goes in alone and finds a reasonably dry book at the center. Trying to communicate back to party members, he finds it drown out his voice with the sound of screaming dwarves.

He does the perhaps sensible thing in the circumstances and sets the evil book on fire.

I double-check that there are no dark archive players at the table and it burns.

Kreighton Shane is furious when he finds out.

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I would point out that the option to get in people's face and full-attack with kinetic blade is quite nice.

Sure, you lose out on elemental overflow damage now, but you're still full-attacking with your blast.

And with the right elemental defense, you can have quite good AC while doing it too. And you likely have enough HP to afford a few hits.

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Arachnofiend wrote:
Rynjin wrote:
Castarr4 wrote:


First big thing I noticed: Scarred Witch Doctor isn't Con based anymore.

So WTF is the point of it then

So that orcs can be witches without being -4 compared to everyone else in the class, I guess. The Scarred Witch Doctor was a bad idea from the start, but they can't just git rid of it entirely so they nerf it to the point where no one will use it.

Wait, never mind, this makes Half-Orc Scarred Witch Doctors the only people that can start with a 22 in their casting stat. Derp.

Ifrit sorcerers would disagree with that statement.

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Melkiador wrote:
I'm almost certain the Scarred Witch Doctors get free rebuilds, since their key stat changed.

That archetype was never PFS legal to begin with.

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They are a 4-part adventure which you must play start-to-finish with the same character.

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The Fox wrote:

Yes, Familiars need to take the Extra Item Slot feat to gain access to those items.

Note also that barding/armor is not available for Tiny familiars (because there is no way to determine the price of such armor).

Tiny armor prices are spelled out on page 153 of the core rulebook.

Tiny and huge weapons are what is not priced.

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blackbloodtroll wrote:

I am curious about the line on Page 31:

If you play a non-1st-level pregenerated character, you may apply credit from the pregenerated character to one of your 1st-level characters, with the gp gained reduced to 1,398 gp (or 699 gp for slow advancement track characters).

Does this mean, if I play a Pregen, through a 5-9 Scenario, I can apply the Credit to a first level PC, and have access to Boons/Items of the Chronicle Sheet, along with the 1,398 gp?

Page 31 is in the section detailing 3 XP sanctioned modules. For the similar rule on pregens in 1 XP scenarios scenarios, see page 37. (You get 500 gold if you take a scenario's chronicle down to level 1.) Page 21 also indicates that any boons wait until you are of the sub-tier played before they apply.

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Wei Ji the Learner wrote:
FLite wrote:
Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


Is there a way to get a 'just black' version of the Guild Guide? Or a hard copy? I'm willing to pay a nominal fee for printing, even.

I don't have a smart phone to put some nifty ap on.

I'm out of colour ink after printing out my inventory tracking sheets.

I'm not sure if I'll be able to find a spot to get this printed out myself in Indy, yet according to the rules it's necessary for play?

If you are printing this from adobe, there is a "print in grayscale" button. You could try that.

Oooh. Good thought. Let me take a look at that.

If that still trys to use color ink, check your printer's settings for its own "print in grayscale" option.

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I love the class, but I do wish the talents had been sorted by level instead of alphabetically.

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Nicos wrote:
As it's now, slashing grace is weaker and with more prerequisites than dervish dance, how can that be considered a good thing?, answer: It can't.

Slashing Grace now works with light weapons, unlike DD. There are some fun light-weapon-only tricks like Piranha Strike out there to play with now.

And, of course, it opens it up for light weapon use without requiring a swashbuckler dip.

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I assume this means no Spell Combat, but yes, I'd like to hear about the buckler question too.

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Kalindlara wrote:
Matthew Morris wrote:

ok so Slashing Grace reads: Choose one kind of light or one-handed slashing weapon (such as the longsword). When wielding your chosen weapon one-handed, you can treat it as a one-handed piercing melee weapon for all feats and class abilities that require such a weapon (such as a swashbuckler's or a duelist's precise strike) and you can add your Dexterity modifier instead of your Strength modifier to that weapon's damage. The weapon must be one appropriate for your size. You do not gain this benefit while fighting with two weapons or using flurry of blows, or any time another hand is otherwise occupied.

So why the hate for TWF fighters or swashbuckler types? Or just for someone who holds a wand in the off hand?

Oof... that buckler thing is problematic.

Bucklers are strapped to the forearm and don't take up a hand, based on their entry in the core book.

My swashbuckler loves them off-hand wands though. Ouch.

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TriOmegaZero wrote:
Mark Seifter wrote:
I took a look. The iconic medium is not adding it on thrown damage, since it isn't being used as a melee weapon then. That seems right to me.
Has it been pointed out that the medium is using a piercing weapon with Slashing Grace?

Presumably, it is meant to be read as "(light OR [one-handed slashing]) weapon." A Paizo dev would be the one to confirm this though.

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You appear to be looking at an old printing of AA. The current printing (the only one legal in PFS) lists the Guard Dog as a small dog, which would use the standard small dog stats as in the bestiary.

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You may also want to wait until the ACG errata comes out before committing to a build. Mark Seifter confirmed here that Slashing Grace is up for errata which will apparently include letting it apply to light weapons.

Also nice is Piranha Strike, from Sargava, the Lost Colony, which is Power Attack exclusively for light weapons, without that pesky 13 Str requirement.

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Tels wrote:
Kelly Youngblood wrote:
Muser wrote:
Poor Yoon. All them Bonekeeps, Hinojais and Sealed Gates.

I just had a good look at her level 7 sheet.

Poor Yoon.

There is a reference here I am missing....

I wasn't so much making a reference, but noting that all her character build resources are spent on things shut down by "immune: magic" or "immune: fire".

As a GM, there's some scenarios where I'll just have to tell players "Don't pick her, you won't have fun."

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Muser wrote:
Poor Yoon. All them Bonekeeps, Hinojais and Sealed Gates.

I just had a good look at her level 7 sheet.

Poor Yoon.

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Typo spotted on the Spiritualist pregens: At all levels, Honaire's type is given as "outside" rather than "outsider".

Grand Lodge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Texas—Houston aka Arutema

Update:

Have:
Nexavarian Requisition
On-the-Job Training
Personal Fixer
Personal Physician
Research Specialist
Sinscarred x2
Sylph x2
Technophobe
Treasure Map
Undine
Xenophobia

Willing to trade many-for-one for:
Tiefling
Tien Weapon Training

Also looking for:
Kitsune (to go with xenophile)
Extra Hours

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LInda T. wrote:

I am trying to reconcile four mirrored armor with Society play and would like to get an official ruling. The additional Resources guide eliminated it for Society play as it is in the disallowed chapter in the Ultimate Combat. That was great but now it is in the Ultimate Equipment Guide and does not seem to be disallowed. What is the official ruling on use in Society play.

Is the Ultimate Combat or the Ultimate Equipment the answer?

Thank you.

Four-mirror armor is in Chapter 3 of ultimate combat. Additional Resources mentions that "Everything in the book is legal with the following exceptions...", and make no exception for Eastern Armors, so UC is a legal source for these.

Grand Lodge

How about a full write-up for:

Gathlain (B4)
Kasatha (B4)
Trox (B4)
Wyrwood (B4)
Wyvaran (B4)

and then more archetypes and options for existing races, especially those that got only a couple pages in ARG. Too many races just gets the setting confused.

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The Licktoad goblins of Brinestump Marsh have stumbled upon a great treasure—fireworks! Yet unfortunately for them, the tribe member responsible for the discovery has already been exiled for the abhorrent crime of writing (which every goblin knows steals words from your head). To remedy this situation, the Licktoads’ leader, His Mighty Girthness Chief Rendwattle Gutwad, has declared that the greatest heroes of the tribe must venture forth to retrieve the rest of the fireworks from a derelict ship stranded in the marsh. In order to prove themselves as the Licktoads’ bravest goblins, the PCs must complete a series of dangerous dares, from swallowing bull slugs and braving the dreaded Earbiter to dancing with Squealy Nord himself. Yet even once they’ve proven their mettle, the adventure is just beginning. For the ship in question is far from uninhabited, and Vorka the cannibal goblin would like nothing better than a few tasty visitors....

Only 4 slots to this, as there are only 4 Goblin pregens.

Sign up on Warhorn

When signing up, please indicate which pre-gen you'd prefer with your class choice: Cleric, Fighter, Rogue, Alchemist

Please have the Teamspeak client, available at http://www.teamspeak.com/ installed and ready to go at game time.

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Darrell Impey UK wrote:
Only problem I see the the perennial CMB/CMD issue between Small and Large(r) characters.

Indeed, you will get grappled easily. My advice for that is to invest in Escape Artist ranks.

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SamuraiJack wrote:

Have:

Shaonti Quah-Friend
Prosperity

Want:
Ifrit

Sending PM.

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Most of my core games have been online, and for those, I just add the watermark in GIMP as I'm filling out the chronicle electronically.

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Fix the prestige classes and their requirements instead of re-enabling early entry for certain races and builds only.

Maybe re-examine the conventional wisdom that PRCs should not be accessible before 6th level.

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Michael Brock wrote:
Thanks to almost all of you for the well wishes. It is appreciated. If anyone is looking for a home game in the New Orleans area, feel free to PM me. I would love to start recruiting for a home game I am GMing that will start in mid-August.

A bit far for me, but do swing by Owlcon or Comicpalooza if you feel like a bit of a drive.

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Wolfspirit wrote:
Tinalles wrote:

On Friday I'll be running The Night March of Kalkamedes (PFS scenario 4-19) as a vigilante playtest, for a group of three vigilantes. I'm starting them at level 5 with 20 point buy, limited to Paizo-published products, and excluding the uncommon races from the ARG. They players are all fairly experienced; two of them are long-term GMs.

The adventure gives instructions for increasing or decreasing the difficulty based on "sub-tier". I've never played in PFS, so I don't know what a "sub-tier" is. Which level of difficulty should I be having them play at considering the above?

EDIT: Never mind, I found the answer to the above question.

It should be noted that PFS scenarios assume 4 PCs; typically with 3 players the GM plays an NPC. Level 5 will be on the high side of the 4-5 tier so they should be ok, but something to keep in mind

From season 4 on, they assume 6 PCs. Since Night March is a season 4 scenario, be mindful of this and the given 4-player adjustments.

And have fun, that scenario is a blast.

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Let's see.

Have:
Ifrit
Nexavarian Requisition
On-the-Job Training
Personal Fixer
Personal Physician
Research Specialist
Sinscarred x2
Sylph x2
Technophobe
Treasure Map
Undine
Xenophile
Xenophobia

Willing to trade many-for-one for:
Tiefling
Tien Weapon Training

Also looking for:
Prosperity
Extra Hours

Grand Lodge

Imbicatus wrote:
Doesn't Gather Energy allow you to spend a move action to negate the burn?

Only for blasts, which Kinetic Healer isn't.

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Thank you Jesse. It's an honor to be counted among PFS's 5-star GMs. I look forward to running the 5-star exclusive after Gencon.

Steven Lau wrote:
*Just in time for my move to Alaska*

Nooooooo!

Grand Lodge

With Str 5, you will have difficulty carrying the clothes on your back, a handy haversack, and a decent number of magic items. A shadow can also 1-shot you without even needing to crit.

I'd suggest boosting Str to 8, and possibly dropping Wis to 8. You have a racial bonus to perception and a strong will save class.

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kinevon wrote:
... the GM opens the conversation by asking the table, "So, do you want me to run the Confirmation or Wounded Wisp next session?"

Probably not

Spoiler:
Eyes of the Ten part 4

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"Dragonfly" wrote:
Arutema wrote:
Since using the kinetic blast is a standard action, it looks like the Bullseye Shot feat from inner sea gods might actually have some use coupled with it, as said feat allows you to use a move action to increase your accuracy with a ranged attack in the same turn.
I thought the same thing at first, but the playtest Kineticist already has an option to expend a move action and increase accuracy (can't recall by how much, but IIRC eventually as much as Bullseye Shot).

Strange, I don't recall seeing that. What was the ability called?

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Since using the kinetic blast is a standard action, it looks like the Bullseye Shot feat from inner sea gods might actually have some use coupled with it, as said feat allows you to use a move action to increase your accuracy with a ranged attack in the same turn.

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If anyone's coming up from Houston, my car can take a passenger, and I could use someone to split hotel costs with.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
RealAlchemy wrote:
(Though oddly, other evil outsider bloodlines are legal.).
The daemon bloodline is a little heavy on the torture, which probably falls below even the loose moral expectations of a pathfinder field agent.

The 9th-level power also uses the aging rules, which aren't used in the PFS campaign.

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Halfling x5 (1 core)
Tiefling x3 (1 dead)
Dwarf x2
Human x2 (1 Garundi, 1 Vudrani)
Aasimar x2
Undine x2 (1 dead)
Elf x1
Tengu x1
Dhampir x1
Wayang x1
Kitsune x1
Gnome x1 (core)

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ixious wrote:

I want to take part in this convention, but my only current character is a CORE 1, which no events seem open for (not your fault, i'm new but passionate). If I brought a pregen 4 to https://warhorn.net/events/ap-con-2015/schedule/2015/06/28/sessions/76052 (i selected this bc it's Core)

- Would my Core 1 be able to apply credit for the event after he hits 4?
- Would I and the group have any measure of fun having a pre-made at the table?
- Would the DM of this have a personal problem with it, in which case I wouldn't want to do it anyway.

Thanks much, and I look forward to either seeing y'all or rooting you on silently from the forums :D

In order.

Yes.
Yes, especially if you pick a pregen to fill a role not covered by the party makeup.
I would not have a problem with it.

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Robert Hetherington wrote:

Hi guys,

One of the things I started doing this year in the Bay Area is doing a Traveler Boon to encourage our players/GMs to visit other locations.

As part of his special prize our most traveled player has asked me for an Oread boon. Unfortunately I don't have one but am happy to trade to trade for one to make this happen.

tl;dr;
Want Oread
Have Other Elemental Races

PM sent.

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It's in the Bestiary FAQ.

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Steven Lau wrote:
Hey guys you find me yet?... Oh wait I am not there, Air Force decided to send me on a Trip during Paizo Con then Cancel it last second!!! ARGH!!!!!!

Where's the "dislike" button when I need it?

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Matai wrote:

As for the mithral, I'm convinced its the weight of the item as if its already mithral (half normal weight for item) because its being made out of the material and not added to the original item. (only does this for everything other than armor and shields which have a set increase).

So an item that weighs 16 lbs regular would weigh 8 lbs when made out of mithral and that is where the price is.
...
Right or wrong?

Wrong according to the official FAQ on mithral pricing.

If ever rules text seems ambiguous, check for FAQs and errata on it.

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Michael Brock wrote:
We eliminated some things (should be 7-8 pages shorter)

My printer thanks the both of you from the bottom of its rotten, electronic heart.

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Getting ready to run Red Harvest today, and I feel like Samsaran would be a good addition to round out the Tien races, though they may be worth reserving for boon status.

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jasonm777 wrote:

I've seen numerous references that some Traits are not allowed in PFS / Core play, but I can't find any official post, blog, or document that contains a full list of them.

Am I missing something? How do I know which Traits are legal and which are not?

I'm currently creating a PC for Core and would like to know which Traits from the Web Enhancement I can choose from.

Thanks!

Any in that document which are allowed in the regular campaign are allowed in core.

Any outside that document are not allowed in core.

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UndeadMitch wrote:
There was no grandfathering for the SLA rules or arcane strike, when the FAQ hit management allowed PC's that could no longer legally have it to replace it, but that's it.

Indeed, you must retrain Arcane Strike at no cost as you no longer qualify for it, and should have done so the first game after the SLA FAQ was changed.

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supervillan wrote:

Uruskreil is an infernal duke and therefore not PFS legal.

Lamashtu, Reymenda and Sobek are all legal choices though.

Note that the sacred fist archetype loses proficiency with the deity's favoured weapon. You'll need a feat or a cleric dip to retain falchion proficiency.

He said half-orc. Those have falchion and greataxe as racial weapons.

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