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Right, and I think that the Social Justice Warrior tag is bad too. It's just a label for anything that the user doesn't disagree with. I mean, is there a meaning for Social Justice Warrior beyond 'person who is backing some kind of social justice position that I personally disagree with'? What use is that as a phrase? Just get on to what you actually disagree with rather than just throwing a meaningless label on things.

And there's no reason to take a 'side' between either article. I think the original article didn't make the point well and did come across a bit whiny, but I think Correia came off at least as bad. If I'd call anyone a bully from the two articles (let along the linked one about diversity in science fiction casts) it would be Correia.


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I'm more inclined to think negatively of people who want to throw the social justice warrior label on someone because apparently that improves their own point somehow. Yeah, lets call people names and at the same time imply that 'social justice' is somehow a bad thing. That's a worthwhile contribution to debate!


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I think the original article isn't put terribly helpfully, and I think the Correia article is a pretty poor thing as well. Having confronted some people several times is no excuse for doing so in the aggressive and dismissive manner he does.

I think one could equally say 'stop jumping to take offence every time somebody tries to talk about how privilege and racism are real things in society'. That doesn't mean that everybody talking about such things does so in a reasonable way, but some people being unreasonable isn't some kind of pass for other people being unreasonable in turn.

Personally i have little time for any argument that needs to hang itself on putting people into buckets. "Oh, all you social justice warriors are just the same!" "You're a voice for the patriarchy and part of the problem!"
Neither are terribly helpful. It just gets people wanting to hop onto whichever 'side' they agree with rather than actually listen to what a particular person is saying.


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How you look may not impact what race you are, but of course it impacts what sort of racial discrimination you may face. My grandmother is half-Chinese, making my mother 1/4 and me 1/8th. None of us have experienced much in the way of racial discrimination for being Chinese though. One of my mothers brothers does look quite Chinese though, as does one of her cousins and one of my cousins, and they've each experienced some level of racial abuse.

Whether somebody looks like a race is going to be a strong factor in what racism they get exposed to, often more of a factor than what race they actually are. My mother has just as much Chinese blood as her cousin, but she doesn't know what it's like to be discriminated against for being Chinese, while her cousin does.

Regardless, what discrimination Larry Correia may or may not have suffered isn't really relevant to what discrimination others have faced. Maybe he faced less, maybe he handled it differently. Neither would make racial discrimination any more acceptable.


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But as you say, 'All Larry saw was a bunch of gamers' and 'All a person looking for racism saw was racism'. Would you agree that the truth was almost certainly somewhere in between? That there would likely have been some incidents of racism, while more people were around enjoying themselves?

Errr, no. Just because you have two competing viewpoint does not mean you should immediately assume that both are equally valid and decide that the truth is somewhere between them. To show you the fault of such thinking, let's pretend that a third person, call him Bob, would have gone back from the con, and written an article in his home about how everything there was a cover-up for devil worship. He would even link to a picture of someone in the custom of a fiend or something. Clearly, Bob would say, there are signs of devil worship everywhere in GenCon - I've been there and seen it myself!

Now what do you do? how do you fit this in with the other two views? is GenCon somewhere in the middle between awesomeness, racism and devil worship? No, because Bob is clearly crazy and his opinion has no real weight. It is not comparable to the other two.

Coming back to the issue at hand, one person seeing racism and another not seeing it does not mean much. Sure, maybe if you did a detailed survey with a couple dozen random people, statistics would ensure you'll be able to determine how many people saw racism and how many didn't.

As for my opinion on the whole matter - I don't take the article about racism seriously. As Correia pointed out in his response, a lot of the claims for racism were unfounded, and the attitude of "not being aware that you are the majority is a form of racism" is just absurd. I do not particularly care for Correia's snappy style, and see it as something that weakens his arguments, but it's not going to stop me from thinking he is more in tune with reality.

er... I didn't say it's somewhere in between because any two views must mean the truth is in the middle. I said it's likely in the middle because I believe it's most likely that most gamers at Gencon are having a good time, but there probably would have been incidents of racism now and then. That's not saying that racism is a systematic part of Gencon, merely that I wouldn't automatically disbelieve someone who claimed to have experienced racism at Gencon just because I hadn't.

Seriously, nothing I said is indicating I think two opposing positions must inherently be equally valid, I think the positions in each article in question are pretty poor to be honest. My argument is that the truth in this case is probably neither extreme.


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Finally got to actually play the Adventure Card Game last weekend and it really made me look forward to the app. The game was great fun, but we won't get the chance to play too often and it's a lot of set up to go through single player. An app would work really well I think.


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Now that the PH is out, has their been any official talk about some Greyhawk support or is WOTC silent on the matter still? Beyond the MM and DM Guide and modules for Forgotten Realms are their any other future product releases announced? Has WOTC made any kind of announcement about their splat book support?

There hasn't been anything that I've heard, but they haven't made much in the way of official announcements on later supplements yet. Apparently the Greyhawk gods are mentioned within the deities section though, so at least it isn't totally forgotten.

A Greyhawk campaign setting would actually fit pretty well with the retro approach they've taken to parts of the system. So I'm actually crossing my fingers that we might get some support.


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I'm sure that WotC intend to use nostalgia to get a boost in sales, but I'm also sure that their business plan isn't to rely purely on nostalgia.

Personally I like the release schedule they have. They're building up the new edition a bit more slowly with the product releases which seems fairly smart. It means that people who have a lot of gaming money devoted to Pathfinder or other games can more easily keep up if they want to give the new D&D a try too. If somebody needs a campaign setting to enjoy the game that's fine, the rulebooks will still be available when a campaign setting comes out.

If the game does well then I'm sure that the range of products getting released will increase in turn. If WotC sell a lot of core rulebooks (as it seems they are), it's inevitable that they'll sell if the people who own the core rulebooks will want to buy other products. But if they keep things slow because they want to have more of a focus on quality over quantity than they may have had in the past then I don't see anything wrong with that.

For the original question I'm excited about D&D Next because I've bought every edition released since I became a game and enjoyed them all. That includes enjoying 4E, even though I've ultimately decided I like Pathfinder more. I played in the playtest and found it interesting, so I'm pretty keen to see what the new edition brings.


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I'm not really sure if the OP is meant to mean do I want a new edition right now, or at some point in the future. I've gone with yes though on the grounds that I'd certainly like a new edition at some point.

Paizo is probably my favourite RPG company from all the years I've been a gamer now, I'd love to see what they came up with for a system that was less directly chained to another system. I'm not unsatisfied with what I have, but I generally enjoy new systems more than I enjoy new splat books and I'd love to see what Paizo would do rules-wise with a Pathfinder 2e.

It would be nice if any change that happened still was compatible enough that adventure paths and the like could be used in either current Pathfinder or 2e without too much effort though.


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But as you say, 'All Larry saw was a bunch of gamers' and 'All a person looking for racism saw was racism'. Would you agree that the truth was almost certainly somewhere in between? That there would likely have been some incidents of racism, while more people were around enjoying themselves?

It's perfectly reasonable to point out a very slanted view that suggests racism is everywhere at a particular place, when your experience is that it isn't present. But it isn't very reasonable or helpful to suggest that the very suggestion that such things may happen is ridiculous. It could have been a much more positive message about Larry not having encountered such things and finding Gencon a positive place, rather than attacking the initial author for his own experiences.


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I don't think that many people actually call themselves a 'Social Justice Warrior', I see it used far more often as a disparaging term for people expressing a point of view the writer doesn't like. It's like when people criticise a position for being 'politically correct'. It doesn't really mean anything in itself, it's just trying to be an umbrella term for something the author doesn't like.

To be honest I don't think much of either article, I think the actual situation is a bit more nuanced than either author is making it out to be. The first article does seem to be trying hard to see racism in everything, but the second seems equally keen on implying that it isn't present in the situation at all. I don't think either position is accurate.


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I dislike waiting, I dislike queues and I really dislike crowds. But as a Paizo fan from New Zealand I still hope I get to wait in a line like that at Gencon (or perhaps Paizocon!) one day. :D


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Mine says, "Berik has yet to successfully choose an avatar".


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There's a countdown for 11 days on their website now. Very keen to see what they end up doing. I'd actually love to see a return of something like Unlimited Adventures...


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GOG unfortunately doesn't have any of the Gold Box games yet, though they have most things from Baldur's Gate on. When I play any of the games I do so with an Amiga emulator (though I still have my old boxes up on the shelf at home :D ), since that's what I was used to. Plus it generally has better sound than the PC releases of the time. I'm on a Mac now, but winUAE was a pretty solid Amiga emulator, plus Amiga Forever gives some help getting one going.


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I would love to see randomly generated dungeons with set goals and targets within them to help with replay value on the game.
If you haven't yet, you should check out FTL. It's a scifi roguelike that's a lot of fun.

As long as we're recommending newer roguelikes I've been having a lot of fun lately with Desktop Dungeons. Great bite-sized gameplay if you don't have a lot of time, but with surprising strategic depth once you get into it.

FTL is extremely good too though.


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Just thought I would toss this here:

List of Dungeons and Dragons video games.

Going through the list reminded me of some games I really liked, like Dungeon Hack which was basically a randomly generated dungeon crawl in the Eye of the Beholder III style of play. It was different every time but the lack of a good story left it as nothing more than a mindless crawl. I would love to see randomly generated dungeons with set goals and targets within them to help with replay value on the game.

I remember playing Menzoberranzan but I really don't have any impressions from the game left on me....anyone have any thoughts on that game? I wish I could remember it besides just knowing that I played it....

I've played a scary amount of those D&D games... Childhood well spent! :D

I remember really enjoying the early stages of Menzoberranzan. At the time it was the most graphically impressive game I had and running about dealing with the early stages of the drow attack and meeting the NPCs was fun. It's pretty much the first memory I have of a kenku! Unfortunately I got totally stuck after a little while venturing into the Underdark. I remember it as encountering a bug, but I could easily have missed something that I needed. I have the game on my old laptop with vague plans to go back to try and get further one day, but that hasn't happened yet...


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Personally I hope that D&D beats Pathfinder for several quarters at least, as (provided the sales aren't all people abandoning ship from Pathfinder to D&D) that will give a strong signal that the RPG market is in a strong place. I'm having a lot of fun playing Pathfinder and have always enjoyed Paizo's setting material and APs, but I've never been especially wedded to any one system and think that growing the overall market is a good thing longer term.

Don't get me wrong, I still really like Paizo as a company and by no means want their sales to drop off very much. But if D&D Next is a hit then it has potential to bring new people into the hobby or bring old players back, some of whom will inevitably move onto Pathfinder or other systems.


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Oh, and I loved the Gold Box games! Played Champions of Krynn in particular so many times... Me and a friend were so addicted to it that I remember once talking on the phone for ages as we were each racing to finish it first on our Amiga's! I vote that Obsidian make a Pathfinder game similar to those games on the tablet too. :D


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If you don't like Forgotten Realms a better introduction to the infinity engine would be Icewind Dale of Planescape: Torment. Icewind Dale is in the Realms, but that isn't too important since it's a much more straightforward dungeon crawler at heart than Baldur's Gate. And Planescape: Torment of course has a great story and is in Planescape!


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This is great news, really looking forward to seeing some Pathfinder computer games. I'd imagine a lot of the work they've done on getting Pillars of Eternity working as desired would translate over to what a lot of people want in a Pathfinder game. If that is a possibility it could cut down on a chunk of development time at least.

And personally I'm very excited about the PACG for tablets. I enjoy the game, but it can just be a bit annoying getting it set up and getting space cleared so having an app is a nice solution. And if I'm dreaming I'd love to have an adventure mode interface similar to the old Magic the Gathering Shandalar game.


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I really don't see the new iconics as being 'desexed' at all really. Kess is showing plenty of skin. Enora is wearing robes but she appears to be showing a fair amount of cleavage, she just hasn't posed to show that off. Jirelle is covered up, but I actually think she's one of the most appealing iconics yet. And to my mind has an ideal 'slightly cocky swashbuckler' expression.

(It's a little off topic, but I really like the art for the ACG iconics in general. The idea that the mash-up class iconics are themselves seemingly inspired by the two iconics that make up the mash-up class is a lot of fun. It's like we're seeing a second generation of iconics. :D )


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I've read (and indeed own) most of the Adventure Paths, but I've yet to actually play any of the modules. We rotate GMs and I mostly like to run my own things anyway, but enjoy reading the adventures. I do plan to run the first two Second Darkness adventures though...


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If a character with intelligence of 4 (even ignoring above average wisdom and well above average charisma) can't do the things listed in the OP, then I really don't see how the players in the example believe the 4 intelligence character is capable of adventuring with them. If wanting to save his friends and using invisibility is considered too 'advanced' then surely a vast array of things adventurers do would be too advanced. If the players struggle to accept the 'rescuing them' scene then how do they accept the sorcerer adventuring with them at all?

Really though I think it can be overblown as to just how debilitating an intelligence of 4 is. it isn't any more disadvantaged than a character with 16 intelligence is exceptional. In a pressure situation the 4 intelligence character will recall knowledge equal to or better than the 16 intelligence character roughly 25% of the time. Low Intelligence is actually already pretty harshly handicapped compared to other stats due to how take 10 rules work, there's no need to punish it more in my opinion.

And if a player of a low intelligence character plays it as if his character talks like he's smarter than he is then what's the real problem? The rules will still see them penalised appropriately. He can talk as if he has high knowledge all he likes, but the reality will show he's all talk unless he's invested points in knowledge skills. It's not like you can force a 12 intelligence player to 'correctly' roleplay his 22 intelligence wizard, so why does the other way around need to be strictly enforced?


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Oh awesome, really looking forward to seeing this! And coming out in December is giving me ideas...


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I really think that people are starting to bark up the wrong tree when the discussion starts to be about how the scientists need to start working with the tone of their message to get the climate change point across properly. Tone should be the worry of the media and the politicians, scientists have the job of looking at data and telling people what the data says. I'd much prefer they spend more time on that, rather than on public relations classes because somebody complains about the tone of the claims.

It isn't the job of the scientists to decide how the world should react to things like climate change. But when their models show it happening, it's very much their job to communicate those findings to whoever will listen.

I don't recall any mainstream claims that felt we'd see major disasters by 2015, though there were some who felt that if we didn't act by 2015 then it would be too late. Regardless the models will need to be frequently adjusted over time because we're dealing with complex systems, included chaotic elements such as weather. Additionally some countries and individuals are altering behaviour due to climate science. Doomsday predictions not coming true doesn't mean the scientists who made them were wrong, it may just as well mean that people listening to them have had some impact.


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I've only flicked through the pdf, but looks good so far. My group has been keen on running a super dungeon too, so this comes at a great time for us.

Also, I hadn't noticed how there are now direct download links on the page for purchased product. I really like that touch. Kudos to Gary and the team!


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I imagine that the group who participated in the playtest will play D&D Next as well, but I've only recently gotten my main group switched to Pathfinder and I doubt we'll be switching. Though we're also playing an occasional Spirit of the Century game anyway, so switch rule systems a bit.


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The thing is the subscription model is working well for Paizo and I'm not sure it makes sense to tinker with it too much without sufficiently good reason. Sure getting the pdf for past products that you buy would be nice, but if the free pdf is available elsewhere that removes an incentive for being a subscriber. Would giving away old pdf's with physical purchase provide sufficient benefit to be worth the potential loss of subscribers? Maybe it would and maybe it wouldn't, but if Paizo are happy with how things currently work for them I'm not sure the experiment is worth doing.

And as somebody mentioned earlier the pdf's do get pretty cheap at sale time. I was initially a bit disappointed that I didn't get a pdf with the Rise of the Runelords Collector's Edition since I wasn't a subscriber at the time, but was happy enough when I eventually picked it up with a discount.

And just as a quick aside on the watermarking, certainly it isn't a perfect form of copy protection, but I find it pretty unobtrusive. And while it won't catch everybody, it does serve as a good deterrent against 'casual' piracy.


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How exactly is this handing over power to the commissioner? He's given the punishment that he's entitled to from his position, plus the owners are going to vote on a further punishment that he's suggested. So he's used exactly the power allocated to him and the owners are going to vote on further punishment that the commissioner doesn't have the power to impose on his own. As far as I can see that's working exactly as intended. Commissioner doles out a 'smaller' punishment, owners as a whole get to decide if a larger punishment should be enforced too.

Certainly there are other issues besides racism, but it certainly is about Sterling's racism as well. If he hadn't been recorded making racist statements then this wouldn't have happened. There are certainly issues to be ironed out over how the recording was obtained and over exactly what the appropriate punishment may be, but it's the fact that he's racist and that's significantly more in the public eye now is what's demanded some reaction from the NBA. You're perfectly entitled to think it's wrong to have gotten into the public eye this much, but it's in the public eye now and more people know what Sterling is like than did before this incident happened. And the NBA needs to deal with the implications of that.


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As far as I'm concerned if somebody is consciously deciding to kill a dozen random people in order to prolong their own life then that's evil. The fact that it is on some level understandable doesn't keep it from being cold, calculating and selfish.


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Sorry to see you go Sean, but all the best for the next phase of your life and I look forward to hopefully still seeing your work in Paizo's various lines.


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I pretty strongly disagree with the idea that Paizo staff should stay out of moderating threads in which they are conversing. For me it's one of the great features of the board that we get to interact with Paizo staff as people and not just in their capacity as Paizo staff members.

I don't even see how limiting the participation of Paizo staff would address the perceived 'problem' anyway. Paizo staff are going to have the same political views whether they're posting in a thread or merely moderating it. By trying to chase staff away from posting and into moderating from the shadows that will only make things worse. I trust the judgement of the Paizo staff to separate personal beliefs from their moderation. If they're ever unsure then certainly it makes sense to double-check with another staff member that their judgement is sound, but I'd be surprised if that doesn't sometimes happen already.

Certainly when I used to moderate forums being involved in a thread made me more cautious about moderating if anything, people could see I was involved so would automatically assume I did any deleting. But if something offensive is posted then it should be removed whether a moderator is participating or not.

And frankly I've participated in and read a number of the hot topic threads and have always found the moderation pretty even handed. There's a lot of confirmation basis going on where one 'side' will complain bitterly about posts being deleted, while missing posts getting deleted from the other 'side' are ignored.


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I don't necessarily agree with calling out a specific moderator, but for my part I think Jessica Price is visible, but I don't get the feeling she actually moderates in a different way from most of the other staff. I think she's more inclined to get involved in sensitive subjects than other staff members during the actual discussion which seems to create that impression, but as I said I don't get the impression that she makes very different moderating choices from the staff in general.


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For myself I think the moderators do a pretty good job and I disagree that there's much evident in the way of bias. Certainly there have been decisions that I have agreed with and decisions I have disagreed with, but I find them pretty consistent and when posts start getting deleted it's usually for predictable reasons and often from predictable posters.

In a situation like the first post I think keeping the message in question is always going to be a pretty tricky call. The phrase is pretty offensive, but that's entirely the point, the poster is saying that he's glad that kind of offensive comment is indeed considered offensive. There's no suggestion of the phrase being applied as an insult to anyone in the thread, it's an example of the kind of thing that one would hope most everyone could agree shouldn't happen. It's a judgement call and I'm not certain which way I'd have gone if I was making that decision, but I think it's a grey line and not really something I could put down to bias.


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Merry christmas everyone!


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After thinking about it a bit I've got no idea. I know that in the early 80's tv here in NZ regularly replayed Doctor Who episodes in the morning and the first episode that I remember was a Jon Pertwee episode with Daleks. But I'd been watching the episodes earlier without really understanding them since I was too young, so not sure if the 3rd doctor was actually the first I saw.

I do recall being dimly aware that the Doctor I was watching in the mornings wasn't the current Doctor and the current one was the funny fellow in the cricket jumper. But the new episodes were on a bit late so I wasn't watching those very much.


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No trouble at all, hope you enjoy! :)


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Most things should now be sent out, along with a couple of extras! Hope that everyone enjoys. :D

And on a whinging note my iMac decided to die yesterday! Alas poor iMac. Long live trusty old laptop!


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Phew, mad week at work! But just wanted to let everyone know I haven't forgotten, plan on sending things out tomorrow after work.

And somebody try Hero Kids! :o


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Thanks everyone, I really do enjoy doing this. I was planning to make sure I had the finances again after last time and hope I can do my 12 days of Christmas again next year. Helps to get me into the Christmas spirit and I like getting to spread around the enjoyment of some books and publishers that I enjoy. :)

Thinking about a couple of surprises, but in the meantime there's still Hero Kids and something from Raging Swan up for grabs. Have at it!


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No need to send me email addresses. The website has a pretty nifty gifting system so I should be able to do it all with forum names.

This time with fewer links, due to laziness!

1) The Dragons Demand from Paizo. - DM Beckett? (Is "I've been thinking about picking up Dragon's Demand" meant as a request for it?)
2) The Sinking Season One - necromental
3) Up to $4 of selections from Super/Rogue Genius games - Oceanshieldwolf
4) Hero Kids Fantasy Roleplaying game
5) Indigo Ice from Cerulean Seas - Tinkergoth
6) In the Company of Fey - Mystically Inclined
7) Advanced Races - Kobolds - Justin Sluder
8) Path of War - Ongoing - DungeonmasterCal
9) The Azure Abyss from Cerulean Seas - Drejk
10) Towns of the Inner Sea - DaWay
11) Up to $4 of anything from Raging Swan
12) The Kobold Guide to Game Design - Oladon
12a) Any one product from Christina Stiles Presents - Treppa
13th Age Core Rulebook

Still available:
Hero Kids Fantasy RPG - I actually don't know anything about this except that its a fun looking RPG for kids to play. It's Ennie winning and what I've seen of it looks charming though. Ideal for somebody with little ones! Probably!
Raging Swan things - Surprised this one is still here, Raging Swan do lots of great things. I especially enjoy and recommend the Tribes series myself.
13th Age - A new D20 RPG from Jonathan Tweet and Rob Heinsoo that looks to combine elements of 3.5 and 4e. I must admit that I haven't played it yet, but I have the core rulebook and think it looks a fun system.


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Okay, trying to catch up on everything here! I'll probably send things out once everything is selected, or early this week if there are a few stragglers. :)

Apologies Rune, but Path of War and Dragon's Demand were already claimed. If DM Beckett wasn't actually asking for it I'll pencil you in as next in line there though. Otherwise anything unclaimed in the updated list is still available!

Raging Swan goodies, Oone adventure, SuperRogue Genius, charming looking HeroKids RPG for kids, 13th age core rulebook all still available!

1) The Dragons Demand from Paizo. - DM Beckett? (Is "I've been thinking about picking up Dragon's Demand" meant as a request for it?)
2) The Sinking Season One
3) Up to $4 of selections from Super/Rogue Genius games
4) Hero Kids Fantasy Roleplaying game
5) Indigo Ice from Cerulean Seas - Tinkergoth
6) In the Company of Fey - Mystically Inclined
7) Advanced Races - Kobolds - Justin Sluder
8) Path of War - Ongoing - DungeonmasterCal
9) The Azure Abyss from Cerulean Seas - Drejk
10) Towns of the Inner Sea - DaWay
11) Up to $4 of anything from Raging Swan
12) The Kobold Guide to Game Design - Oladon
12a) Any one product from Christina Stiles Presents - Treppa

Super secret last thing - 13th Age Core Rulebook. (okay, secret might be pushing it since I said what it was in the same sentence...)


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A couple of years ago I was the lucky recipient of Mikaze's first (I think?) run of Christmas generosity on these boards. It really made my day during a tough period that year so I paid back the favour when I could and then followed in Mikaze's coattails again last year.

It's becoming very unoriginal now, but doing the same again this year. There's one pdf of each of my 12-ish Days of Christmas gifts up for grabs. First in first served! Everything on the list is either something I got this year and think is great, or something I plan on getting shortly and think looks great. :)

1) The Dragons Demand from Paizo.
2) The Sinking Season One
3) Up to $4 of selections from Super/Rogue Genius games.
4) Hero Kids Fantasy Roleplaying game
5) Indigo Ice from Cerulean Seas
6) In the Company of Fey
7) Advanced Races - Kobolds
8) Path of War - Ongoing
9) The Azure Abyss from Cerulean Seas
10) Towns of the Inner Sea
11) Up to $4 of anything from Raging Swan
12) The Kobold Guide to Game Design
12a) Any one product from Christina Stiles Presents

Super secret last thing - 13th Age Core Rulebook. (okay, secret might be pushing it since I said what it was in the same sentence...)

But anyway, one of each available. Limit of one per person. Merry Christmas!


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This is so awesome, I do love this time of year. :D


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Really awesome to see this happening again Mikaze, an inspiration as always. :D

I may or may not have been spending the last few days trying to decide what form my own Mikaze inspired giving may take this year too... ;)


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Now I don't play PFS, but it seems to me that this is just a matter of players needing to compromise.

Look, if you're going to play a Paladin in Society play then you should think a little about compromises you could make to justify working with characters you might prefer not to work with. Equally if you're playing a Necromancer you should be thinking about compromises that can be offered when working with characters that don't like your methods.

An organisation like the Society is broad enough that most every character should be prepared for the fact that there are other members of that society that they would object to, and others that would object to them. Players in turn should have some ideas of how their character can justify working with people they object to and ideally have some areas they can compromise if the situation comes up.


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Congrats guys! I haven't been playing PFS here, but really happy to see Pathfinder growing here in NZ. :D


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I'm going to join in on saying that my preference is for things to not all be balanced. I've enjoyed a lot of characters over the years that were intentionally made to use a suboptimal weapon and it's a fun challenge to build those characters. To my mind the game is much more interesting if there are actual meaningful differences between weapons and classes and the like. I don't want weapons to all come to the same average damage per round on an optimised build.

Having said that I think most weapons/characters/abilities should be viable for at level play, but I'm happy for some to be suboptimal choices compared to others. Viable doesn't have to mean the best at all. If Sword A and Sword B are identical, except one does 1d8 damage and the other does 1d6 damage then that's fine. It's obvious which weapon is weaker and if somebody wants to use the weaker weapon for whatever reason that's fine.

Now trap options are certainly a concern and I'd prefer not to see those, but something being mechanically inferior isn't a trap in itself. It doesn't take rules mastery to realise that a longbow is better for a specialist than a crossbow for instance.


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I started out reading his short story collections Zima Blue and Galactic North, both of which I really enjoyed. I'd recommend starting with Zima Blue, as the stories aren't part of the Revelation Space universe so it can be an easier way to ease into his work. Though I read Galactic North before reading any of the main Revelation Space novels and enjoyed it a lot as well.

I'm pretty behind on reading through the novels to be honest since I seem to gravitate towards more 'bite-sized' reads like the short stories these days. But I've enjoyed his work a great deal so far.

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