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I'd use if together with Geek Industrial Complex's Companions of the Firmament and Caged Dragon Games' Magical Beast Companions. All three give solid rules for griffins/pegasi/hippogriffs companions and/or aerial combat.
I love this book and will use it as reference for my aerial players. It's better to use these rules than Monstrous Mount or Monstrous Companion, if you ask me.


I will return eventually too... I have dedicated to other projects recently but you can count on me if needed.


I don't understand if Slashing Grace has been extended to two-handed weapons, or not.


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Soooo... half of the month is past... When do we get to know who's in?


This could be the most intriguing class ever. Hope you scheduled a mediumesque archetype for the shaman.


I'm intrigued with the changes but would like domains back too.
Also, I'm still waiting for a clearer explanation of the Zealot/deity relationship. From the V2 text, it would appear that he needs to fit the deity's alignment requirements ONLY with his vigilante identity, am I right?


I would have preferred if Domain had remained an option for the Zealot.
Does the divine power chosen provide an extra talent at 1st level, or the Zealot selects the base divine power as his first talent at 2nd level? Must his deity's alignment be appropriate only for his vigilante identity, and not for his social identity too?
Also: so now the social and vigilante alignment can be one step removed in DIAGONALS too? That's something new... O_o


Actually, it's Italy *with sadness*


Choose River Kingdoms and I have an idea for chaotic good paladins of Milani.
Choose Numeria or Alkenstar and I'll revise my old Potionslinger alchemist and Deathly Gunner barbarian.
Choose the First World and I'll go with rules for half-fey and multiple wildblooded fey bloodlines...


What's the final count, Tim? How many submissions in total this time?


Yay! The last one's assigned!


When I go to "confirm your order", the "place your order" button is deactivated.


vigilante playtest wrote:
Although not as tied to the tenets of the deity as a cleric, a zealot vigilante must still hold such guidelines in high regard, despite that fact he can go against them if it serves his crusade and goals.

Does this mean that a Zealot has not the same alignment restrictions as clerics, inquisitors and warpriests? Can he have a very different alignment from his deity? I already made this question, but without an answer.

If so, then the Zealot is the only character who can use a domain without alignment bonds, which makes him VERY interesting....


Does the Battle Companion warpriest major blessing count as a spell-like ability for the purpose of summoning a Guardian Spirit?


I'd like one too, please.


All's OK now. Thanks.


I can't download because "Safari doesn't find the server". I'm sure I have IOS 8 on my tablet... Is this a temporary issue tied to the change?


I think that a Paladin/Vigilante should remain LG in both his identities.


If a Zealot worships a deity and takes a domain, it should be a deity suited for both his identities, right?


Thanks, but I still think that there must be some mistake in the source itself. A 0/1/1/2/2/3/3/4/4/5 progression doesn't seem right for the Fort save. Am I wrong?


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A warlock using the witch spell list and hexes for talents. Familiar needed.
A vigilante without a dual identity (Flash III and the Fantastic Four are public-identity superheroes).
A "mutant" type (spontaneous powers, sometimes she can't control them, elemental focus...)

Other class vigilante-like archetypes:

Beautiful Champion (oracle with dual identity... someone said Sailor?)
Devout Vindicator (inquisitor with zealot talents)


Are the Soul Warden's saving throws GPG as in d20pfsrd.com, or PPG as in Archives of Nethys? The only thing sure is that they seem wrong as written in the book.


If a Zealot worships a deity, I'm supposing that it has to be a deity suited for both his secret and social identity, am I right? So a NG Zealot worshiping Milani couldn't be LG in his social identity.


Protoman wrote:
Bardess wrote:
Matrix Dragon wrote:
Alexander Augunas wrote:


— Captain America is an Avenger.
— Batman is a Stalker.
— Doctor Strange is a Warlock (although he'd be a little bit better if there was an option that meshed Warlock with the Occultist Implement system.)
— Shazam is the Zealot.
Batman is totally a Gestalt Avenger/Stalker ;)
Batman doesn't have a 3/4 BAB. He's totally a Slayer/Stalker or Brawler/Stalker.
Avenger vigilates gets to treat its vigilate levels as his BAB (and it'll add fine with BAB of other classes). It keeps the d8 Hit Die though.

Whooops. Sorry. I'm reading and writing at the same time. Batman's more a Stalker than an Avenger though. Ok, this calls for a Secondary Specialization feat/archetype.


Matrix Dragon wrote:
Alexander Augunas wrote:


— Captain America is an Avenger.
— Batman is a Stalker.
— Doctor Strange is a Warlock (although he'd be a little bit better if there was an option that meshed Warlock with the Occultist Implement system.)
— Shazam is the Zealot.
Batman is totally a Gestalt Avenger/Stalker ;)

Batman doesn't have a 3/4 BAB. He's totally a Slayer/Stalker or Brawler/Stalker.


What about an Amateur Vigilante feat? You wrote that there won't be an Extra Vigilante Talent feat, but something like Spirit Talker, enabling other classes to choose ONE Vigilante talent? Maybe with limitations, like, a fighting class could choose only Avenger talents, and so on...


Owow! Warlock and Zealot... Owow!
Now I want an inquisitor archetype using Zealot talents and a Warlock who can use the witch's spell list and have a familiar...
What about a number of " universal" talents available to all Vigilantes, just as the "universal" hexes for shamans? Choosing rogue/ninja talents as an option, like investigators and slayers, seems fit too.


Right now I see Batman as a Slayer/Investigator. When the Vigilante's out, I could change my mind... Or maybe not.


Now do something like this for the Rogue? With ways to unchain "chained" talents?


Timitius wrote:

UPDATE:

35 Submissions so far....and 15 days to go!

Adventures - 2 in development
Advice - 1
Bestiary - 9
Class - 8
Crunch - 3
Crunch-Magic Items - 0
Fiction - 7
Fluff/flavor - 4
Poetry - 2
Side Trek Seeds - 1
Weal or Woe - 0

As always, lots of Class options and monsters for the bestiary section. Fair amount of fiction already too...interesting.

So, more side trek seeds, Weal or Woe articles, more flavor articles (including Gazetteer articles on places!) to even things out. And magic items....definitely more of those.

I'd like to see this number of submissions at least double by month's end. ;-)

Hmmm. Mine should be class, fluff, and... class or crunch?

I REALLY hope to be in again this time...


So a Faithful Paragon adds her Wis bonus to her daily uses of fervor... Except that every Warpriest does. Does that mean that a FP's daily uses of fervor are equal to 1/2 her Warpriest level + double her Wisdom bonus, or is there a mistake and it should be Charisma (since she's a paladinesque Warpriest)? If this is the case, should the correct figure be 1/2 lvl + Cha or 1/2 lvl + Wis + Cha?


A Yamabushi should be what you're searching for. I find this class the best shapeshifter until now (and it's charismatic too). Go Mythic as an Archmage/Trickster to have an even greater control on your shapeshifting powers.


THAT. I definitely WANT THAT.
That and a little fuzzy angel-cat to pet as a familiar.


Great rideable winged cats?


The animal domain matching your animal companion. Some 3PP domains are great.


Owen KC Stephens wrote:
Bardess wrote:
Another question: how do you make up the stats for a mythic cavalier's mount? Is it a companion, a cohort, or both? Does it have class levels?
Assuming you are using the "unusual mount" rules, it pretty well spells it out. You pick something that could be a monster companion using the monster companion rules that has a CR at least below the cohort level the cavalier would get if he took leadership. What mythic abilities are granted are also spelled out.

So I make it advance as a Monstrous companion (as per the feat). E.g., my Mythic cavalier could have a giant airborne black panther with levels in fighter and some bonded mount abilities.


Great!!! And I'm still waiting for a Saint expansion sooner or later. ^_^


So a Mythic Apothecary with polymorph extracts and the Trickster path could be the "Ultimate Shapeshifter" I was searching for... sweet! ^_^


Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:
Brinebeast wrote:
I would really like to see the Sahir-Afiyun Achtype updated!
Is there something specific about pesh magic you think needs updating?

I think it could be easily made into an Addicted/Alcoholist Alchemist archetype.


Both could be used. Note that with my feat, a 17th-level character can have a 10th-level sorcerer cassisian as a familiar, while with this one, the same character could have a 12th level cassisian (CR 13).


Here, tell me if this way can do.

Familiar Cohort (Mythic)

“Maybe I was just your pet to begin. But I learned much since then”.

Prerequisite: Improved Familiar.

Benefit: Your familiar becomes your cohort. It is considered to have a cohort level equal to the spellcaster level required to choose it as a familiar –2, and gains enough character levels to bring it up to a cohort level depending on your Leadership score (up to a maximum of your character level –2). The creature’s Hit Dice, hit points, BAB, saving throws, feats and skill ranks are still calculated as a familiar’s, but it gains class abilities based on its cohort class levels, included ability score modifiers for creatures with levels, ability score advancements for gaining levels and favored class bonuses. A familiar generally gains levels in a key class; if it has no key classes, it can gain levels in any class as in a key class. You add your mythic tier to your leadership score when determining your familiar cohort’s total level, but can’t apply any other listed modifier to it.
If you take the Boon Companion feat, this affects only the creature’s familiar abilities, and not its class abilities. A familiar cohort can’t gain a companion of any kind from its class levels, even if it would normally gain one.
If you have or later take the Leadership feat, you can choose to replace this feat with Mythic Leadership, or receive a further bonus equal to your tier on your leadership score. If you choose the last option, then later your familiar cohort is affected as normal should you take Mythic Leadership later.

Special: You cannot have more than one cohort.


I'm afraid it could be overpowered as a normal feat. It's basically the inverse of Cohort Familiar from RGG's More Horrifically Overpowered Feats, that were more or less equivalent fo mythic feats (one of them is the same as Mythic Alignment Channel).
Actually, I'm afraid that it could be overpowered as a mythic feat too... That's why I'd like to have clear the way it should work.


Necro-ing this as I've begun to play with the idea again. Some questions that I found worthy about the issue:
-Should a familiar cohort be a full-level familiar AND a full-level cohort, or should it be considered a "multiclass character", with some levels in the Familiar class and some other levels in its other class? (I'd say the first one. If a nature shaman's familiar can become a full-level animal companion and remain a full-level familiar, then I will state that "Familiar" and "Companion" are special classes that can be "gestalted").
-Should a familiar cohort get ability score advancements for leveling and favored class bonuses? (I'd say yes).
-Should a familiar cohort get the +4 +4 +2 +2 +0 -2 ability modifiers for monsters with class levels? This one is tricky. Do regular cohorts get them?


Can I know something more on "Familial Cohorts"?


Ow. This is a real pain. I was sure I had found the perfect answer to a yearly dilemma, and instead I have to go back homebrewing from scratch. Thank you, however.


I've thought about that myself. This is why I removed the "renounce first to receive later" rule that was in the monk's text. Maybe I could specify more.

Ascetics Subdomain

Associated Domain: Any*

Replacement Power: The following granted power replaces the higher-level power of the chosen domain.

Faith Pool (Su): At 8th level, you gain a pool of faith points, divine energy you can use to accomplish amazing feats. The number of points in your faith pool is equal to 1/3 your cleric level + your Wisdom modifier. The faith pool is replenished each morning after 8 hours of rest or meditation; these hours do not need to be consecutive. If you possess levels in a class that grants a ki pool, your faith points stack with your ki points gained from the other class to determine the total number of points in the combined pool. You can use points from this pool to power the abilities of every class you possess that grants a faith or ki pool. You can also take monk vows to increase your faith points just as if they were ki points. The ability to take monk vows replaces a cleric or priest’s 3rd–level increase of channel energy; a druid’s woodland stride ability; the 3rd–level teamwork feat for inquisitors or hunters; and a paladin’s 3rd–level mercy. These abilities are lost as soon as you take your first vow, and are not regained even if you abandon all your vows.

As long as you have at least 1 point in your faith pool, you can add half your class level (minimum 1) to all Knowledge skill checks and may make all Knowledge skill checks untrained. As a swift action, you may spend 1 faith point to gain one of the following benefits.

Faith Magic: Add +1 to the DC of the next spell you cast on your turn.

Faith Power: Treat your cleric level as 5 higher for the purpose of determining the effects of one domain power in the next round.

Faith’s Lure: Gain a +4 insight bonus on Diplomacy checks for 1 round.

Replacement Domain Spells: 1st- calm emotions, 2nd- mantle of calm, 7th- hymn of peace.

*This subdomain can be taken with every domain a divine spellcaster possesses, provided that it's in her deity's flavor to grant it.


I just had an idea about a Shaman/Summoner. But I have to think about it. I'll be back.


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An alternative version. I wanted to make something along the lines of the Flamboyant Arcana for magi, but regaining panache with a critical spell was so tempting... and so bardic! Which one do you prefer?

New Bardic Masterpiece

Ballad of the Glorious Hero (Oratory, Sing)

Your confident bravados allow you to perform amazing deeds in combat.

Prerequisite: Perform (oratory) 3 ranks, Perform (sing) 3 ranks.

Cost: Feat or 1st-level bard spell known.

Effect: You improvise a loud, boastful list of your glorious victories or menace your opponent describing in vivid colours its inevitable defeat, bolstering your ability to accomplish great deeds. For as long as your performance continues, you gain a number of panache points equal to your Charisma modifier (minimum 1), and can choose any two swashbuckler deeds that can be used by a swashbuckler of your bard level. You can use these deeds by spending temporary panache points granted by this masterpiece, but only while you mantain your performance. You cannot use points from this masterpiece to use deeds from other classes or those gained by feats. You can regain panache while the performance is mantained by dealing a critical hit or a killing blow with a light or one-handed piercing melee weapon, or with a touch or ray spell. Effects that add to, reduce the cost of, or otherwise affect panache or grit don’t affect your number of temporary panache points or the cost of your chosen deeds. When the performance is over, any unspent panache points are lost.

Use: 1 bardic performance round per round.

Action: 1 standard action.


Alexander Augunas wrote:
Bardess wrote:
I was notified an update, but it isn't there yet.
Can you explain the problem to me? Are you saying that Paizo sent you an e-mail that the product was updated, but when you redownloaded the PDF nothing had changed?

Actually, I found out. I already had downloaded the updated text, the e-mail notice was simply late. ^_^ Thank you.


Oookay... we need a bard with panache... and possibly to be compatible with... how many existing bard archetypes?... Fact is... EVERY bard is a bit boastful and braggart... so EVERY bard should be able to have panache if he so desires...
And therefore, here to you...

New Bardic Masterpiece

Ballad of the Glorious Hero (Oratory, Sing)

Your confident bravados allow you to perform amazing deeds in combat.

Prerequisite: Perform (oratory) 3 ranks, Perform (sing) 3 ranks.

Cost: Feat or 1st-level bard spell known.

Effect: You improvise a loud, boastful list of your glorious victories or menace your opponent describing in vivid colours its inevitable defeat, bolstering your ability to accomplish great deeds. For as long as your performance continues, you gain a number of panache points equal to your Charisma modifier (minimum 1), and can choose any two swashbuckler deeds that can be used by a swashbuckler of your bard level. You can use these deeds by spending temporary panache points granted by this masterpiece, but only while you mantain your performance. You cannot use points from this masterpiece to use deeds from other classes or those gained by feats, nor can you regain panache points as a swashbuckler. Effects that add to, reduce the cost of, or otherwise affect panache or grit don’t affect your number of temporary panache points or the cost of your chosen deeds. When the performance is over, any unspent panache points are lost.

Use: 1 bardic performance round per round.

Action: 1 standard action.

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