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Here other river, lake, and rich champaign
Are seen, than those which are below descried;
Here other valley, other hill and plain,
With towns and cities of their own supplied;
Which mansions of such mighty size contain,
Such never he before of after spied.
Here spacious hold and lonely forest lay,
Where nymphs for ever chased the panting prey.
LXXIII. He, that with other scope had thither soared,
Pauses not all these wonder to peruse:
But led by the disciple of our Lord,
His way towards a spacious vale pursues;
A place wherein is wonderfully stored
Whatever on our earth below we lose.
Collected there are all things whatsoe’er,
Lost through time, chance, or our own folly, here.
LXXIV. Nor here alone of realm and wealthy dower,
O’er which aye turns the restless wheel, I say:
I speak of what it is not in the power
Of Fortune to bestow, or take away.
Much fame is here, whereon Time and the Hour,
Like wasting moth, in this our planet prey.
Here countless vows, here prayers unnumbered lie,
Made by us sinful men to God on high:
LXXV. The lover’s tears and sighs; what time in pleasure
And play we here unprofitably spend;
To this, of ignorant men the eternal leisure,
And vain designs, aye frustrate of their end.
Empty desires so far exceed all measure,
They o’er that valley’s better part extend.
There wilt thou find, if thou wilt thither post,
Whatever thou on earth beneath hast lost.
LXXVI. He, passing by those heaps, on either hand,
Of this and now of that the meaning sought;
Formed of swollen bladders here a hill did stand,
Whence he heard cries and tumults, as he thought.
These were old crowns of the Assyrian land
And Lydian—as that paladin was taught—
Grecian and Persian, all of ancient fame;
And now, alas! well-nigh without a name.
LXXVII. Golden and silver hooks to sight succeed,
Heaped in a mass, the gifts which courtiers bear,
—Hoping thereby to purchase future meed—
To greedy prince and patron; many a snare,
Concealed in garlands, did the warrior heed,
Who heard, these signs of adulation were;
And in cicalas, which their lungs had burst,
Saw fulsome lays by venal poets versed.
LXXVIII. Loves of unhappy end in imagery
Of gold or jewelled bands he saw exprest;
Then eagles’ talons, the authority
With which great lords their delegates invest:
Bellows filled every nook, the fume and fee
Wherein the favourites of kings are blest:
Given to those Ganymedes that have their hour,
And reft, when faded is their vernal flower.
LXXIX. O’erturned, here ruined town and castle lies,
With all their wealth: “The symbols” (said his guide)
“Of treaties and of those conspiracies,
Which their conductors seemed so ill to hide.”
Serpents with female faces, felonies
Of coiners and of robbers, he descried;
Next broken bottles saw of many sorts,
The types of servitude in sorry courts.
LXXX. He marks mighty pool of porridge spilled,
And asks what in that symbol should be read,
And hears ’twas charity, by sick men willed
For distribution, after they were dead.
He passed a heap of flowers, that erst distilled
Sweet savours, and now noisome odours shed;
The gift (if it may lawfully be said)
Which Constantine to good Sylvester made.
LXXXI. A large provision, next, of twigs and lime
—Your witcheries, O women!—he explored.
The things he witnessed, to recount in rhyme
Too tedious were; were myriads on record,
To sum the remnant ill should I have time.
’Tis here that all infirmities are stored,
Save only Madness, seen not here at all,
Which dwells below, nor leaves this earthly ball.
LXXXII. He turns him back, upon some days and deeds
To look again, which he had lost of yore;
But, save the interpreter the lesson reads,
Would know them not, such different form they wore.
He next saw that which man so little needs,
—As it appears—none pray to Heaven for more;
I speak of sense, whereof a lofty mount
Alone surpast all else which I recount.
LXXXIII. It was as ’twere a liquor soft and thin,
Which, save well corked, would from the vase have drained;
Laid up, and treasured various flasks within,
Larger or lesser, to that use ordained.
That largest was which of the paladin,
Anglantes’ lord, the mighty sense contained;
And from those others was discerned, since writ
Upon the vessel was ORLANDO’S WIT.
LXXXIV. The names of those whose wits therein were pent
He thus on all those other flasks espied.
Much of his own, but with more wonderment,
The sense of many others he descried,
Who, he believed, no dram of theirs had spent;
But here, by tokens clear was satisfied,
That scantily therewith were they purveyed;
So large the quantity he here surveyed.
LXXXV. Some waste on love, some seeking honour, lose
Their wits, some, scowering seas, for merchandise,
Some, that on wealthy lords their hope repose,
And some, befooled by silly sorceries;
These upon pictures, upon jewels those;
These on whatever else they highest prize.
Astrologers’ and sophists’ wits mid these,
And many a poet’s too, Astolpho sees.

Orlando Furioso, Canto XXXIV


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Come on, guys and ladies, post! I don't want to win for abandonment, I want to CRUSH you!


A guy on an hippogriff searching his cousin's mind.


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Argh. Fare well to my celestial figment flying Cat.


Yeah!
And then, to work for number 2! ^_^


I still hope in a channeling inquisitor.


Soooo... here's mine...

Genteley Goodhand, Halfling Bookworm

Hope nobody will stat a Vanara Librarian (Oook!) or else I have no chance to win...


Hellknight Obedience opens the door to many chivalric order obedience possibilities...


So... A Mentalist archetype replacing some ploys with a psychic discipline?


This can be a starting point.


I am always here!


Okay.
I hope that the compendium book will have the favored class bonuses too! ^_^


Ok! Other things to remember, besides the 20 points buy?


What's the deadline?


Downloaded! It seems to have been a problem for everyone downloading in the last 12 hours.
And now I'll read it!


Downloaded! Thanks!


My latest download doesn't proceed past the "personalyzing" step.
If I try downloaiding from the book thread, I get an error message.


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Yummy! I'm in!

EDIT: It's in my downloads but apparently I can't download it...


This interest me very much. Please, give me a copy and I'll review it as soon as I can.


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I think it could be time for a "Even More Talents" supplement series. Even More Fighter Talents, Even More Rogue Talents, and so on.
Plus, Talented Oracle please.


Is Exposed Vigilante an archetype with public identity, like Flash III/Fantastic Four? Will it be stackable with Zealot?


Rodneeeeyyyyy!
Please do an archetype book for this class- or let ME do one!


Ciao! Siamo in tanti, eh? ^_^


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"Ahem" Did someone mention that an Order of the Beast cavalier with some levels in Mammoth Rider could ride a huge dragon most of the day, perfectly RAW?


If the Swashbuckler rogue deserved panache, why shouldn't the Investigator rogue have inspiration?

Private Eye (Rogue)

Intuition(Ex): A private eye gains the investigator’s inspiration class feature. She can expend one use of inspiration as a free action to add 1d6 to the result of an Appraise, Knowledge, or Linguistics check, as long as she is trained in that skill. This ability replaces trapfinding.

Rogue Talents: A private eye can choose any investigator talent in place of a rogue talent. She must meet the chosen talents’ prerequisites. in addition, the private eye gains access to the following rogue talent:

Follow Up (Ex): A private eye can roll twice on any Diplomacy check made to gather information, and receives the information for both results. This takes the same amount of time as one check. If the lesser of the two checks reveals false information, the rogue is aware of it. False information is not revealed in this way if the people she questioned do not know it to be false.


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I think we'll see updated versions of the Spherewalker, Chevalier, and so on...


I can't find the healing hex there.


Okay, I can die happy now that you said such nice things (or maybe I'll rather live happy).


I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
I demand the return of the Barber class from AL-QADIM!

No class options this time, but I'd like that too.


This is my latest attempt as an Intelligence-based bloodrager. The previous one wasn't satisfying, and I wanted something more "magus-ish". So, the opposite of an Eldritch Scion is the all-new...

Disciplined Bloodrager

Arcane Pool (Su): A disciplined bloodrager gains an arcane pool as a magus of his bloodrager level, gaining all the benefits listed with the magus’s arcane pool class feature.
Additionally, any bloodrager’s class feature or spell from the bloodrager spell list that normally uses a calculation based on Charisma is instead based on Intelligence for a disciplined bloodrager. This ability replaces uncanny dodge and improved uncanny dodge.

Controlled Bloodrage: This is the same ability of the urban bloodrager. It alters bloodrage.

Spells: To learn or cast a spell, a disciplined bloodrager must have an Intelligence score equal to at least 10 + the spell’s level. The DC for a saving throw against a disciplined bloodrager’s spell is 10 + the spell’s level + the disciplined bloodrager’s Intelligence modifier. This modifies and otherwise functions as the bloodrager's spells class feature.

Arcana: Every time the disciplined bloodrager would gain a bloodline feat, he can select a magus arcana instead. He treats his bloodrager level as his magus level for the purpose of selecting and using arcanas.


One thing: Ruins & Vermin are druidic domains, so I don't think that they should be listed here.


Lady Kali wrote:

Playground Adventures is looking for family friendly adventure shorts!

http://www.playgroundadventures.net/pg-is-hiring/

I'm working on something.


Thank you SOOOOO much for the object transformation! I look forward to make a protean shifter!


Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
My Self wrote:
Sah wrote:
DR 20/Women.
Hah. Except that Merry, a male halfling (probably Rogue, Commoner, or Aristocrat) manages to shank his leg with an Angmar-people bane blade. So maybe more like DR 20/Not-humans... or maybe just DR 20/GM Fiat? Or perhaps it's more like +4 AC vs men?

Technically speaking... Merry was not a Man.

That's the thing with literally worded immunities.

Also, Merry was a Herald Squire Cavalier of the Shield! (Probably with one Mythic tier too, since he drank the Ents' water!)

For the Witch King, I'd go with Antipaladin/Necromancer/Eldritch Knight, without forgetting his fiendish pteranodon bonded servant.


I created Infernal Obedience for Wayfinder #11, if it can be useful to you.


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No living man can kill him
But before you is a WOMAN! XD


New Magus Arcana

Warlock Talent: The magus can select a vigilante talent. For the purposes of selecting and using this talent, he counts as a 10th-level vigilante with the warlock archetype, regardless of her actual magus level. The magus must be at least 12th level to select this talent.


You could make a magus arcana allowing to take warlock talents. I did one for my inquisitor, after the rogue talent that's already in the book.


Two useful questions could be:
Does the character choose his path in life, or does he just finds himself into it?
Does he act alone, or does he need an organized structure? (Witches and investigators could be a little borderline here)

So I'd say something like this...

Intuitive: Bloodrager, Kineticist, Medium
Self-Taught: Brawler, Hunter, Investigator, Mesmerist, Occultist, Shaman, Skald, Spiritualist, Swashbuckler, Vigilante
Trained: Arcanist, Psychic, Slayer, Warpriest


Okay. Then what about a Nightblade? It seems nearly perfect (can cast spider climb too... and remember to take Amateur Swashbuckler). The Stygian Striker seems great too (and remember to take Flamboyant Arcana). Use Domain Acolyte (Trickery/Deception, and maybe Darkness/Night) to give him BAMF at 3rd level (Believer's Boon won't do, is too weak).


All the new rogue talents from Ultimate Intrigue should be available to investigators who select the Rogue Talent investigator talent.


The following talent is available to an inquisitor with the Divine Detective archetype.

Zealot Talent: The divine detective can select a vigilante talent. For the purposes of selecting and using this talent, she counts as a 10th-level vigilante with the zealot archetype, regardless of her actual inquisitor level. The divine detective must be at least 10th level to select this talent.


The Warlock book IS out.


I like this. It could be maximized making him a Swashbuckler/Wizard and maybe going Eldritch Knight at high levels.


Or you can simply go Shadowdancer (using a rogue, magus or swashbuckler as a basis, and making him a worshiper of Cayden). Maybe this is the best option.


The blend with shadow trick could be done with Mythic Eldritch Heritage (Shadow) or Believer's Boon (Night). After all, Kurt is a very devout guy in comics.


You could use the Pass per Human racial trait (Kurt can't pass per human so easily, but maybe he still has his old image projector) and take the Racial Heritage feat (elf) to select the Spell Dancer magus archetype. After all, Nightcrawler is the "fuzzy-elf", so it seems fit to make him as an elf-blooded tiefling (a fetchling could be great, but that race has no tail...) A magus can cast Spider Climb, Blink, and Dimension Door; a spell dancer uses Dimension Door as a SLA at 9th level. Add Mythic Trickster/Shadow Stealth to the mix to be able to teleport at 1st level, and don't forget to select Flamboyant Arcana and Arcane Deed! A Charlatan's Cape can help too.


Tiefling Swashbuckler, Mythic tiers in Trickster, Shadow Stealth Path ability.


7-8, I think.


I tried to make something like this myself.

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