Does Paizo Publishing plan on adding additional spirits for selection by the Shaman class? I'm only asking as the current number of spirits seems somewhat, er, limited. Currently the ones that are missing are as follows (based on the Oracle Mysteries of the same names): Ancestor, Dark Tapestry, Juju, Lunar, Metal, Occult, Outer Rifts, Spellscar, Time, Winter, Wood.
Please give me an analysis of this monster and let me know if I made any mistakes kay?
This immense dark furred ape stands up and pounds it's massive chest with it's mighty fists while unleashing a horrific roar.
TYRANT APE (MEGAPRIMATUS) CR 10
Feared throughout the jungle by explorers and worshiped as a god by the natives of some tropical islands, the tyrant ape is a far more dangerous primate than even the dire ape. Known to scholars as megaprimatus, an adult tyrant ape stands 45 feet tall and weighs about 25,000 pounds. The tyrant ape is extremely territorial (even more so than the dire ape) and can claim whole kilometers of jungle as it's domain. Intruders (which include anything not of the tyrant ape's own troop) are attacked without mercy until they are dead or have run off.
Unlike a gorilla or dire ape, a tyrant ape possesses a slight hint of intelligence when it comes to fighting a foe. It will often choose to throw rocks at it's foes from a higher vantage point when possible but it is certainly not afraid to enter melee combat. It's impressive physical strength enable it to stand toe-to-toe with most heavily armored foes. On a few occasions, tyrant apes have even been known to pull off the heads of long neck dinosaurs in order to fight opponents with a rather grisly reach capable weapon (though such weapons usually come apart after a minute or two).
Does anyone remember the old Paizo Publishing website (when they were doing Dragon/Dungeon magazine)? If so, does anyone remember the article on their bulletin which showed them unwrapping some huge packaging to reveal original artwork, scenarios, adventures, and other cool stuff (that someone had apparently sent them)? Does anyone know what happened to that material? Did Paizo ever make use of it? It would seem a god awful shame if it was just thrown away in the dumpster.
This suggestion thread is a think tank for any mythic versions of celestials that have already been published in any bestiary or supplement. I've added the ones that don't go over CR 23 (with the highest possible one being the Cetaceal Agathion).
So, if anyone wants to make a mythic version of a celestial on this list, feel free too. Also, if I screwed up the CR/MR of any of the celestials, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I'm still STRUGGLING to understand most of the mythic rules (as learning anything new is kinda hard for me ^_~).
I made some slight changes to the Changeling race.
Opinions? Suggestions? Pie?
+2 Wisdom, +2 Charisma, –2 Constitution: Changelings are frail, but are clever and comely.
I had a HUGE amount of free time with not a single soul to spend it with so I decided to spend it making a rather incomplete list of outsiders you can summon via the Summon Monster series of spells. I hope to god in heaven I got the challenge ratings right as according to levels. If not, well, I'm just to plain tired to care. If anyone wants to add, change, or modify this feel free too. I'm gonna go fall unconscious for the next 8 hours.
Summon Monster III (CR 1 - CR 2)
Summon Monster IV (CR 3 - CR 4)
Summon Monster V (CR 5 - CR 6)
Summon Monster VI (CR 7 - CR 8)
Summon Monster VII (CR 9 - CR 10)
Summon Monster VIII (CR 11 - CR 12)
Summon Monster IX (CR 13 - CR 14)
Any fans planning on making some changes to this adventure path once it comes out in full? I'm planning on making the following changes for my players when we take up this adventure path:
Changes to Wrath of the Righteous Adventure Path:
Changes to the Worldwound Incursion:
Changes to the Sword of Valor:
Of course that's just a basic rundown of the most basic changes I'll be making (I'll of course be making a hell of a lot more but I don't wanna list them all here). What about you guys and gals? Any changes you think you'll be making? If so, feel free to list them here kay?
Does anyone know if anyone has converted the following spells to Pathfinder format/rules:
Acid Breath (3.5 Spell Compendium)
Acid Rain (Dungeons and Dragons Online)
Avalanche (3.5 Spell Compendium)
Chain Contingency (3.0 Tome and Blood)
Force Missiles (3.5 Spell Compendium)
Frost Breath (3.5 Spell Compendium)
Icelance (Dungeons and Dragons Online)
Niac's Cold Ray (Dungeons and Dragons Online)
Protection from Elements (Dungeons and Dragons Online)
Sound Lance (3.5 Spell Compendium)
Does anyone else think the listed methods to permanently destroy vampires are way to much of a pain in the butt? I mean, having to reach it's coffin before it can bring itself back to above 0 HP can be a real pain (both for the PC's and the campaign's DM if the DM isn't careful and doesn't have maps planned ahead of time).
Am I wrong to think it wouldn't be unreasonable to simply house rule that if you bring a vampire to 0 HP via fire, silver, wood, and holy weapons or spells that the vampire would simply be reduced to burnt ash (aka like the vampires in the Blade movies) and would be otherwise destroyed?
I'm not saying that their couldn't be some Vampiric Bloodlines that could rise again (like if the ashes were touched by moonlight or some sort of necromantic blood ritual was conducted on them) but as it stands I just think it's kinda hard to simply add a vampire into a campaign on the spur of the moment (especially when permanently destroying it involves finding it's coffin within a limited amount of time).
I basically took the half-machine template from dungeon magazine and tweaked it a bit. Please note this template is FAR FROM FINISHED but if anyone wants to add something to it before me then please feel free too. I'll try and keep up on this as best I can (my work schedule is so tight right now I feel like I'm begin hung by a tree limb).
Special Attacks: A half-robot gains one half-robot special attack from the list below for every 3 points of CR (minimum 1—the first ability chosen must always be arm mount).
Arm Mount (Ex): The half-robot has had one of it's arms replaced with an apparatus capable of mounting a early or advanced firearm (this includes the advanced firearms listed below).
Biochemical Grenade (Ex): The half-robot can fire a grenade loaded with an artificially created biological poison. The half-robot must possess the Grenade extraordinary ability to select this special attack.
Breath Weapon (Ex): A half-robot can belch forth a gas-based breath weapon that either mimics the effects of the sleep spell or the slow spell (choose one when applying this template; the choice cannot be changed later on) as a standard action once per day.
Chain Gun (Ex): The half-robot has a chain gun attached to one of it's arm mounts.
Electrocute (Ex): The half-robot can cover it's body with a powerful electrostatic field as a standard action once per day.
Freeze Ray (Ex): The half-robot has a freeze ray attached to one of it's arm mounts.
Flamethrower (Ex): The half-robot has a flamethrower attached to one of it's arm mounts.
Extra Limbs (Ex): The half-robot has an pair of limbs.
Grease Spray (Ex): As a standard action, the half-robot may spray cone of oil and grease.
Grenades (Ex): The half-robot has a grenade launcher attached to one of it's arm mounts.
Mechanical Tail (Ex): The half-robot has a scorpion-like metallic tail attached to it's back.
Metallic Claws (Ex): The half-robot has had the hands of two of it's limbs replaced with metallic claws.
Metallic Jaws (Ex): The half-robot has had it's teeth replaced with metallic jaws.
Special Qualities (Ex): A half-robot gains one half-robot special quality from the list below for every 3 points of CR (minimum 1—the first ability chosen must always be metallic body).
Metallic Body (Ex): The unusual construction of the half-robot leaves them gives them certain advantages as well as certain vulnerabilities that normally do not apply to living creatures. The half-robot gains a +2 racial bonus to it's natural armor (or has it's current natural armor improved by +2). Furthermore, due to the structural reinforcement of it's body, the half-robot ignores critical hits and sneak attacks 25% of the time. Finally, due to the half-organic/half-mechanical nature of the half-robot, spells and channeled energy that restore hit points only restore half the usual amount (minimum of 1). However, the half-robot can benefit from the mending and make whole spells (though the later only has half the normal effect).
Ability Boost (Ex): Cybernetic technology allows the half-robot to enhance or replace muscles and organs , enhancing its innate physical abilities.
Climbing Claws (Ex): The half-robot's claws are specifically designed for climbing in mind. The half-robot must possess the Metallic Claws extraordinary ability to select this special quality.
Damage Reduction (Ex): The half-robot gains damage reduction based on its Hit Dice.
Enhanced Scent (Ex): The half-robot gains the Scent ability.
Flight (Ex): The half-robot gains rocket jets on specific parts of it's body which give it the ability to fly for a number of rounds equal to it's hit dice. This ability may be only used once per day.
Forcefield (Ex): The half-robot is equipped with a generator that enables it to wrap itself in a protective forcefield for a number of rounds equal to its Hit Dice. The forcefield absorbs a total amount of damage equal to 10 points of damage per hit dice of the half-machine. If the forcefield goes beyond this theshold of damage reaches the end of it's duration, it immediately dissipates. This ability may be only used once per day.
Haste (Ex): The half-robot can activate special adrenaline injectors, essentially granting the half-machine the effects of a haste spell for a number of rounds equal to its Hit Dice. This ability may be only used once per day.
Cloaking Field (Ex): The half-machine is equipped with high-tech stealth technology which gives the half-machine the ability to duplicate the effects of an improved invisibility spell for a number of rounds equal to it's hit dice. This ability may be only used once per day.
Leg Servos (Ex): The half-robot's legs are equipped with powerful leg servos.
Nano-Regeneration (Ex): The half-robot carries a package of nanites which it can release into it's circulatory system to repair itself of damage.
Optic Sensors (Ex): The half-robot has had it's eyes replaced with advanced optic sensors.
Rust Protection (Ex): The half-robot gains immunity to rusting attacks.
Telescopic Limbs (Ex): The half-robot is able to extend two of it's limbs thus increasing it's reach with those specific limbs by 5 feet.
Abilities: A half-robot’s Strength, Dexterity, and Constitution scores increase by +2 however it's Charisma score decreases by -4.
Challenge Rating: Same as base creature +3.
Some stuff I came up with.
Please rate kindly and honestly.
New Alternate Racial Traits for Dwarves:
Primal Spell (Metamagic)
Benefit: Choose one energy type: acid, cold, electricity, or fire. All spells of the chosen energy type that are modified by this feat deal half damage (rounded down, minimum 1) to creatures normally immune to the chosen energy type. Creatures resistant to the chosen energy type have their resistance treated as 10 less than normal.
Level Increase: +1 (an primal spell uses up a spell slot one level higher than the spell's actual level.)
Special:You can gain this feat multiple times. Each time you must choose a different energy type.
So with Dragons Unleashed, we got some ideas for Dragon NPC's (and some stat blocks as well).
I don't feel it went far enough however.
So, let's brainstorm some basic ideas for Dragons in Golarion!
Here's some ideas for ya to start off:
Synnathrax , an half-fiend great wyrm red dragon who plots to overthrow House Thrune and conquer Cheliax.
Zelgadiandros, an ancient green dragon who seeks some way to topple Treerazer and conquer the Tanglebriar.
Siljiganksross, an great wyrm white dragon who harbors a special hatred for the white witches of Irrisen.
Serivantothrex, an great wyrm black dragon ravener wanting nothing more than to be left alone and master magic.
Deyrunbrujia, an female ancient blue dragon who wishes complete control over the nation of Katapesh.
Berselius, an half-celestial wyrm silver dragon lairing in the Menador Mountains and a constant threat to Nidal's clergy.
Gellabrethia, an ancient gold dragon who administers a house of healing near Abaslom for those in need.
Sorthanoxrus, an very old bronze dragon who patrols the Sodden Lands for evil to slay and innocents to rescue.
Magondrilnor: A old copper dragon seeking to guide the followers of Sarenrae away from their conquering tendencies.
Zathermandexus: A great wyrm brass dragon who has become the absolute terror of all Katapesh slavers.
Fulkrulor, an old umbral dragon who seeks revenge against the clergy of Zon-Kuthon for an assault against him by that faith.
Rezlanntix, an very old brine dragon currently waging a small-scale war against an alliance of three sea monsters in it's domain.
Mottoxenbraksis, an great wyrm magma dragon dwelling in the Valashmai Jungle who is obsessed with awakening a slumbering Kaiju.
Eranthexisus, an wyrm crystal dragon forever tirelessly fighting off the threat of assaults by the drow.
Bendonkindrel, an ancient cloud dragon seeking to unlock the secrets of one of the last of the sky citadels.
Kyoshidonmaru, an mature adult forest dragon who seeks to avenge a robbery from it's hoard by a legendary bandit.
Yoshimartoru, an very old sovereign dragon displaced into the Inner Sea seeking to bring balance in an unbalanced land.
Sanjineko, an great wyrm sky dragon that wages a campaign of constant assaults against the Oni of Chu Ye.
Janshoyoshin, an wyrm sea dragon whose personal mission is the liberation of the people of Wanshou.
Hoshengakushi, an old underworld dragon with terrible intentions towards the nation of Jinin.
How can a PC give his or her animal companion a template (such as Advanced, Boreal, Celestial, Giant, etc etc) or multiple templates? Are their specific rules for this? If not, until there are specific rules for this ability would you just advise GM's to treat each template as lowering the animal companion's effective druid level by -1? Please give some info on this.
Am I right on the fact that as long as both Archetypes don't replace the same class-based ability then it's okay to have a Class with two Archetypes? If so, has anyone made a PDF of NPC's with levels in just a single-Class but with two Archetypes of that Class instead of just one? Like a Alchemist (Chirurgeon/Crypt Breaker) or a Paladin (Sword of Valor/Warrior of the Holy Light)?
Sometimes, a Solar will be elevated even further through the divine hierarchy and achieve a level of power one step below that of the Empyreal Lords themselves. Such ultimate forces of good are almost always busy combating the forces of evil in one way or another (such ways could include stemming an infernal invasion on the material plane, rescuing captured Azata in the Abyss, or leading a crusade against the daemons of Abaddon). In either case, they rarely involve themselves with the affairs of mortals unless the cause truly merits their attention (let alone their efforts). Some may see this as arrogance yet others recognize this for what is truly is (and that is that small hands do the deeds that they must while the eyes of the great are elsewhere).
An archangel solar is always a CR 25 monster (the range of CR 26 and above being the domain of the Empyreal Lords themselves). The majority of archangel solars almost always have two levels in a particular class (with levels of cleric, fighter, paladin, and ranger being the usual norm but a rare few sometimes choose levels of bard or barbarian). In addition to any benefits a archangel solar might gain from its class levels, all archangel solar possess one additional unique ability over and above those granted by its race and class. Listed here are three sample archangel solar abilities, but these samples are by no means the entirety of the divine powers a archangel solar might wield:
Angelfire Breath: The Archangel Solar gains a devastating breath weapon that it can use once every 1d4 rounds. This breath weapon is a 60-foot cone of heavenly fire dealing 20d6 points of damage. This damage is divine and not subject to energy resistance or immunity. Furthermore, creatures of good alignment or possessing the good subtype take no damage if caught in the area of effect.
Deathless: The Archangel Solar can defy the powers of death itself and gains negative energy resistance 30 as well as immunity to death effects and energy drain.
Heavenly Crusader: The Archangel Solar has fought countless battles against the fiends of the lower planes and gains resistance to electricity 30 and fire 30 as well as immunity to fear effects.
Greater Slaying Arrow: The bow that the Archangel Solar possesses automatically creates a greater slaying arrow of the solar's choice when drawn instead of a regular slaying arrow.
I thought I'd give it a shot and make Primal Angels (aka angels of the four elemental planes and one for the plane of shadow as well). I'd like some ideas though for abilities and such before I complete a working draft so if anyone has any suggestions I'd appreciate them immensely:
Angel [Primal], Ariel (Earth)
Angel [Primal], Cherub (Air)
Angel [Primal], Tharsis (Water)
Angel [Primal], Seraph (Fire)
Angel [Primal], Azrael (Shadow)
For the Author of Queen of Thorns. Here is partial stats for Varian Jeggare and Radovan Virholt from the end of the novel (which I've not yet reached yet).
Sorry these stat blocks are incomplete but I'm super pressed for time and if anyone wants to finish these their more than welcome too (I'd have never made it in time for the contest).
Count Varian Jeggare:
Count Varian Jeggare (at the end of Queen of Thorns)
LN Male Half-Elf Wizard (Scroll Scholar) 9/Monk (Martial Artist) 3/Noble Scion 1
Abilities STR 12; DEX 14; CON 12; INT 18; WIS 14; CHA 14
Feats Combat Reflexes (B), Dodge (B), Combat Expertise, Empower Spell, Extend Spell, Feint Partner, Improved Feint, Improved Unarmed Strike (B), Martial Weapon Proficiency (longsword) (B), Noble Scion (Scion of Magic), Scribe Scroll (B), Silent Spell, Stunning Fist (B)
Wizard Spells Prepared:
5th Level—fireball (empowered) (DC), hold monster
4th Level—charm monster, fly (extended), wall of ice
3rd Level—dispel magic, magic missile (empowered) (2), suggestion
2nd Level—scorching ray (2), hideous laughter, protection from evil (extended), see invisibility
1st Level—burning hands (2), comprehend languages, identify, shield
Cantips (at will)—detect magic, light, prestidigitation, read magic
Spellbook Varian's compact spellbook possesses 64 total spells written onto it's pages so far (this includes all Cantips as well as all spells he has prepared currently). The DM is encouraged to pick out the remaining spells written into Varian's spellbook according to what he or she feels appropriate.
Special Due to his Ancestral Arms alternate racial trait, Varian receives the Martial Weapon Proficiency (Longsword) feat as a bonus feat at 1st level (this replaces his adaptability racial trait). Varian gains a +1 on Escape Artist checks and on Acrobatics checks to cross narrow surfaces. Also, any wizard enchantment spells Varian casts are treated as having a caster level of 12 (but only to determine the spell's duration).
Radovan Virholt (at the end of Queen of Thorns)
LN Male Tiefling (Hellspawn) Fighter (Unbreakable) 1/Rogue (Knife Master) 9/Monk (Martial Artist) 3
Abilities STR 14; DEX 16; CON 14; INT 14; WIS 14; CHA 14
Feats Combat Reflexes (B), Deflect Arrows (B), Diehard (B), Dodge, Endurance (B), Feint Partner, Improved Grapple, Improved Initiative, Improved Unarmed Strike (B), Monastic Legacy, Quick Draw, Snatch Arrows, Stunning Fist (B)
Rogue Talents Bleeding Attack, Charmer, Offensive Defense, Survivalist
Special Due to his Maw or Claw alternate racial trait, Radovan receives a bite attack which functions as a primary natural attack dealing 1d6 damage plus Radovan's strength modifier (this replaces Radovan's spell-like ability). In addition, due to Radovan's Fiendish Heritage feat, Radovan gains the Hellspawn alternate fiendish heritage and possesses the Spines variant tiefling ability (this enables Radovan to grow spine-like spikes from his body at will enabling him to deal piercing damage with his unarmed attacks). Finally, Radovan's sneak attacks deal +3 damage to creatures with the outsider type.
So, I tried to improve the Holy Gun archetype found in Ultimate Combat.
I hope I succeeded but please let me know if I did something wrong kay?
Please also let me know if I should change anything.
Here it is:
Have Gun: At 1st level, the Holy Gun gains Exotic Weapon Proficiency (firearms) and Gunsmithing as bonus feats. She also gains a battered gun identical to the one gained by the Gunslinger. This ability replaces the Shield Proficiency and Divine Grace.
Holy Grit (Ex): At 1st level, the Holy Gun gains a number of grit points equal to her Charisma modifier (minimum 1). This otherwise functions as the the Gunslinger's Grit class ability. This ability replaces Divine Health and Aura of Justice.
Divine Deeds: At 1st level, the Holy Gun gains the Smiting Shot deed (see below). At 5th level, the Holy Gun gains the use of a single gunslinger deed. The selected deed can only be one that a Gunslinger of her paladin level –4 could use. At 8th level, and at every 3 levels beyond 8th, the holy gun can select and use any deed that a Gunslinger of her paladin level –4 could use. This ability replaces Aura of Faith and Aura of Righteousness.
Smiting Shot (Su): A Holy Gun can spend 1 grit point to make a smiting shot with a firearm attack as a standard action. If the target is evil, the holy gun adds her Charisma bonus and her paladin level to the damage of the firearm attack. If the target of the smiting shot is an outsider with the evil subtype, an evil-aligned dragon, or an undead creature, the damage increases to 2 points of damage per level the paladin possesses. Regardless of the target, smiting shot attacks automatically bypass any DR the creature might possess. If the Holy Gun targets a creature that is not evil, the smite is wasted with no effect.[/i]
Divine Bond: At 5th level, a holy gun forms a bond with her deity. This functions as the paladin ’s divine bond ability, except the bond must always take the form of a firearm. In addition to the listed abilities, a holy gun can add the distance, reliable, or seeking special abilities to her weapon, but she cannot add the defending or disruption special abilities. This ability replaces the standard paladin's
Holy Slinger (Ex):This ability functions like the holy champion paladin class feature, but the banishment occurs when she hits an evil outsider with the smiting shot deed. This ability replaces Holy Champion.
Good idea or bad?
Celestial Totem, Greater
Celestial Totem, Lesser
I'm trying to develop five new chromatic dragons and five new metallic dragons (well, as NEW as I can MAKE THEM). Here is what I've got so far. Lemme know what ya'll think:
Dragon [Chromatic], Brown (Line of Fire): Feral dragons of sand and the desert who seek to destroy caravans, take their treasure, and feast upon any beasts of burden (or sentient beings) that accompany them.
Dragon [Chromatic], Grey (Line of Cold): Firm believers in their own sheer strength, these dragons dwell near frigid mountains or in frigid tundra and seek to kill and devour any they come across during their hunts.
Dragon [Chromatic], Orange (Line of Sonic): Dragons that often dwell in cities of humanoids, they believe in gaining power through subtly and corruption of others and can worm their way into the hearts of even the most steadfast society.
Dragon [Chromatic], Purple (Cone of Sonic): Dragons that often dwell in the mid to lower levels of the Darklands, these enigmatic beings value their privacy and do not tolerate intrusion into their maze-like lairs at all.
Dragon [Chromatic], Yellow (Cone of Electricity): Yellows dwell in jungles and despise everything and everyone other than other yellow dragons (they are completely untrustworthy and will inflict betrayal at the most opportune moment).
Dragon [Metallic], Adamantine (Cone of Sonic or Confusion Breath): Even more fascinated with humanoids that than the Silvers; they seek to promote the spark of virtue in metropolises often all too overrun with greed and corruption.
Dragon [Metallic], Cobalt (Line of Cold or Fear Breath): Believers in might makes right who dwell in the frozen north and protect good-aligned folk that dwell in the frostfell from harm and guide them down the path of righteousness.
Dragon [Metallic], Iron (Cone of Electricity or Stupefying Breath [Int dmg]): Hunters of monsters, avengers of wrongs, and assassins of villains, they fancy themselves the ultimate predators of all beings who forsake good in favor of vile evil.
Dragon [Metallic], Mithral Dragon (Line of Sonic or Will-Sapping Breath [Wis dmg]): Servants of the gods of virtue who either dwell near temples or hidden among the clergy and seek to guide the followers of righteousness down the right path.
Dragon [Metallic], Orium (Cone of Acid or Sickening Breath): Dwellers in jungles and ancient ruins, they seek to secure the future by protecting the past and often hold back ancient imprisoned evils from running amok in the world.
Hopefully I'll be able to stat them soon. ^_^
Vampire Hunter Prestige Class Details
Hit Die: d8.
Requirements: To qualify to become a Vampire Hunter, a character must fulfill all the following criteria.
Base Attack Bonus: +3
Class Skills: The inquisitor’s class skills are: Bluff (Cha), Climb (Str), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Disguise (Cha), Heal (Wis), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (arcana) (Int), Knowledge (dungeoneering) (Int), Knowledge (nature) (Int), Knowledge (planes) (Int), Knowledge (Religion) (Int), Perception (Wis), Profession (Wis), Ride (Dex), Sense Motive (Wis), Spellcraft (Int), Stealth (Dex), Survival (Wis), and Swim (Str).
Skill Ranks per Level: 6 + Int modifier.
Table: Vampire Hunter
Hunter of the Dead (Su): At 1st level, a Vampire Hunter gains a +2 sacred bonus on Bluff, Knowledge, Perception, Sense Motive, and Survival against undead. She also gains a +2 sacred bonus on weapon attack and damage rolls against undead. Finally, a Vampire Hunter may make Knowledge skill checks untrained when attempting to identify the abilities and weaknesses of Undead.
Detect Undead (Su): At 2nd level, an inquisitor can use detect undead at will.
Death Dodger (Ex): At 4th level, a Vampire Hunter gain a +4 dodge bonus to AC against undead.
Sealed Life (Su): At 5th level, a vampire hunter gains a +4 sacred bonus on saves against all death spells and magical death effects.
Positive Energy Burst (Su): At 7th level, once per day a Vampire Hunter can unleash a 30-foot burst of positive energy as a standard action. Any undead within the burst must make a Reflex save (10 + ½ the Vampire Hunter’s level + the Vampire Hunter’s charisma modifier) or take 1d6 points of damage per two levels of the Vampire Hunter and be blinded for 1d4 rounds. A Reflex save halves this damage and negates the blindness.
Spurn Death’s Embrace (Su): At 8th level, a Vampire Hunter becomes immune to an undead’s create spawn ability (she instead treats her death as normal and can be raised or resurrected via regular means). Furthermore, this ability permanently prevents the Vampire Hunter’s corpse from being animated as an undead (via arcane or divine magic).
True Death (Su): At 10th level, any undead with the rejuvenation supernatural ability that is reduced to negative hit points by the Vampire Hunter is reduced to burnt ash and is truly slain and will never return to haunt the world (or the Planes) again. Any item in need of destruction to render the undead permanently gone (such as a Lich's phylactery) is automatically destroyed along with the Lich (no matter what spells are cast upon the phylactery itself).
Would I have to GAIN 8 LEVELS in the INQUISITOR CLASS in order to qualify for the Fearless Supernatural Ability of the Valor Inquisition or am I allowed to SPLIT those 8 LEVELS between INQUISITOR and another divine-based CLASS (such as RANGER) or a divine-based PRESTIGE CLASS?
OH HO HO! It appears all is NOT WELL in the PATHFINDER SOCIETY! The masked leadership DRIVING AWAY it's most POWERFUL MEMBERS, wizards FALSIFYING reports of agents in the field, and now ASSASSINS! Also, it seems the Decemvirate woman may have POISONED THE WINE that the Count just drank (possibly to make his assassination more easier)!
Seems to me the society is slowly showing it's true colors. Either that or a powerful outsider (like that exiled Infernal Duke or a Maharaja Rakshasa) has taken control of the Decemvirate. Either way, making an enemy out of a prominent Chexlian prince MIGHT NOT BE the BEST THING for the Society to do eh?
Also, why does Varian want to see the Lacuna Codex? Isn't that a tomb of pure and utter evil from the personal collection of the Whispering Tyrant's favored servants? Intrigue ABOUNDS it seems. ^_^
I'm sorry if this ruffles a few feathers but I recently downloaded a Pathfinder Roleplaying Game manual from Paizo Publishing and my antivirus flagged it, quarantined it, and then deleted it. I wish an honest answer from Pathfinder Publishing. Is Paizo Publishing including a spyware program in any their downloads?
Post a spell you've made yourself!
There's only one rules:
#1: NO SPELLS BEYOND NINTH LEVEL!
I need to know if there are any Pathfinder Stat Block Generators that can do all of the following (and please for the love of god DO NOT RECOMMEND Hero Lab as I couldn't even BEGIN TO AFFORD IT even if I wanted to get it):
Copying of stat block from generator to Microsoft Word.
Prepared spells (or spells known) is included in stat block.
Custom New Feat Gained Progression.
Custom Ability Score Increase Progression.
Custom spells can be included in prepared spells (or spells known) of the stat block.
Races can be modified.
The feat Expanded Arcana is taken into account (thus allowing one or two new spells to be added to Spells Known of the stat block).
Any help is appreciated.
I have several questions for the wonderful staff at Paizo Publishing concerning Giant Eagles! First off, why are they stated as the same size as Giant Falcons (when the ordinary Eagle is actually one size category ABOVE a Hawk [and a hawk is basically a type of Falcon]). Furthermore, you gave the Giant Eagle the Magical Beast type. Please tell me why you would do this but give the Giant Falcon the Animal type?
I find all of this slightly annoying as my girlfriend is playing a druid who wants to wild shape as a HUGE SIZED bird animal (she just reached 8th level you see) but there are currently NO HUGE SIZED animals of the avian variety as far as I can tell and taking a feat for allowing wild shaping into Magical Beasts IS NOT AN OPTION. So, in short, WHY Paizo?
Please let me know what all of you think of this adventure path (yes it is based on a certain video game :P):
The Doomsday Plot (From 6th Level to 8th Level)
King of Shadowfell Keep (From 8th Level to 10th Level)
A Hole in the Earth (From 10th Level to 12th Level)
Flame of the Five Kings (From 12th Level to 14th Level)
The Mermaid’s Shrine (From 14th Level to 16th Level)
City on the Edge of Forever (From 16th Level to 18th Level)
Temple of Armageddon’s Maw (From 18th Level to 20th Level)
I'm trying to do some revision of the Pathfinder Plane of Hell for my custom Pathfinder Roleplaying Game campaign.
Lemme know what you all think of this kay?
I'll start with basic descriptions of the circles of Hell itself:
Avernus: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. These words, inscribed in the language primeval upon the very infinite gates of Hell itself, are strangely decipherable by all, whether by those fluent in the language or not. The Gates of Hell span endlessly across the breath and width of the circle of Avernus, the first circle of hell; a desolate landscape filled with rivers of blood and things that lurk and hunger under a crimson sky filled with falling flaming meteors which explode upon impact with the charred ground. Through the Gates of Hell, an endless chain gang of weeping and bemoaning petitioners is forced to march forward through and yet, at the same time, legions of devils pour outward in rank upon rank to conquer in the name of Hell. The archdevil Barbatos, the Eternal Gatekeeper is the keeper of the keys and lord over this circle of Hell.
Dis: Both an infernal metropolis and a eternal prison, Dis is an entire circle of hell comprised of a literal hellish city (where all manner of devils, diabolists, and worse dwell) and yet at the same time it is a dungeon where petitioners are kept bound by iron manacles and never set free. Petitioners who were jailers or wardens who let their charges languish end up here. Dis is ironically the most habitable of the nine circles of hell yet do not be fooled as danger lurks in the form of countless devil impressment gangs as well as far worse horrors. Furthermore, the iron walls, streets, gates, and grates of the entire city are as hot as tempered steel. The archdevil Dispater, the Iron Duke controls this circle with an iron claw.
Erebus: All that glitters is not gold and money that is “dirty” truly has no worth. These facts are hammered into the souls of petitioners who end up in Erebus; an endless and lightless vault of countless treasures and all of them the property of Hell. Petitioners in this circle of hell are punished for their avarice that they had in life by being chained in the dark and forced to endlessly toil counting, recording, and repositioning the combined wealth of hell. Deities dedicated to lawful greed have their domains here and the circle is under the full control of the Mammon, Archdevil of Avarice.
Phlegethon: Pain and agony is a terrible thing to inflict upon someone else who does not deserve it yet no torturer or sadist can imagine the searing pain of Phlegethon. An endless volcanic wasteland filled with rivers of lava and oceans of molten rock with the occasional continent sized plateau of obsidian. Petitioners who were tortures or out right sadists ends up here and even devils that need to “learn their place” may suffer here as well (by being cast into the dreaded Pit of Festering Flame). This circle is controlled by the archdevil Belial, Lord of Pain.
Stygia: Let all those who sit upon a high place rue the day they wake Leviathan. Stygia, the fifth circle of Hell, is where petitioners who abused their authority or who committed signs of outright envy when they already had all that they needed. An endless turbulent ocean wracked by a thundering stormy sky with the occasional continent sized iceberg that floats upon its surface. More than a few domains of deific patrons to lawful evil aquatic races dwell here and the entire circle is controlled by archdevil Leviathan, the Beholder of All High Things.
Malebolge: An endless steaming jungle filled with colossal beasts that stalk, hunt, and prey upon the endless stream of petitioners here, Malebolge is dotted with continent sized stone cities featuring towering ziggurats and temples all dedicated to lies, heresy, and deception. Liars and deceivers with some sense of working within the law to commit their sins end up here. The plane is home to one or two gods of deceit and is controlled by the archdevil Geryon, the Serpent Sublime.
Caina: No matter how much one obsesses over it, perfection is unknowable, yet as some diabolists say, “the devil is in the details”. Caina is a circle of Hell dedicated to punishing those who perused perfection of their own selfish goals or who ruthlessly went over ever meticulous detail in a contract seeking a way to exploit others for their own good. Petitioners are forced to build perfect cities, towering monuments, and flawless works of art and yet, when finished, their devilish taskmasters deem their near-perfect creations not nearly as flawless as one might think, and thus the petitioners must start over. The landscape is dotted with rubble, strip mines, and endless foundries and construction projects. Yet it is all in vain as no creation can reach the perfection the petitioners hope to achieve. This circle of hell is controlled by Baalzebul; the Lord of the Flies.
Cocytus: As “cold as ice” is a saying used to describe a sociopath, murder, or a tyrant. Yet none can even fathom the cruel cold and indifferent ice that makes of Cocytus, the eight circle of Hell. Here, petitioners who were quite simply cruel and heartless to others have the same done to them. They languish eternally frozen in the ice or dwell admit the frozen tundra and endless icy wastes perpetually hungry, thirsty, and above all else, cold! The archdevil Mephistopheles, the Icy Indifference, rules this circle of hell.
Nessus: Home of the throne of the Overlord of Hell, this circle is his dwelling place, and none enter it without his permission and none even THINK TO ENTER IT without prostrating before him. All devils are but lowly slaves to Asmodeus and yet almost all have never set one foot in the ninth and last circle of Hell, Nessus, and the bottom of the pit. Mortals cannot even gleam any information on this circle of hell (be it with divination magic or via divine aid). Arcane scrying fails outright and the gods do not wish to speak of it. Those few mortals (or even outsiders) who have dared to venture into Nessus (via ancient and obscure means) ramble on about endless armies of pit fiends, chasms and creators dozens or perhaps hundreds of kilometers deep, and a fortresses so utterly massive and horrific that any mortal with any shred of mortality who gazes upon it becomes instantly nauseated.