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So do people not fall prone when they die in your games?
This is not a raw system. It breaks down under raw. Its rai all the way.
The war on straw continues...
Well rangers and slayers get feats from fixed list. No one but the fighter gets as broad a selection of bonus feats. If feats were good enough then the fighter's 11 bonus feats would be a real advantage.
The ranger does not get feats from a fixed list. They get feats from one of a dozen or so fixed lists, one of which is very likely what you were going to pick for your fighter anyway. Not only that, but they ignore a lot of pesky requirements like an obscene dex score or level requirements: if you want a sword and board fighter the sword and board ranger is your go to option because you get the shield master feat five levels earlier.
Marroar Gellantara wrote:
One sneak attack a round is not IMHO a level of damage I would describe as competent. Most other classes/builds are at least multiplicative in the amount of damage they do: they get more attacks and those attacks hit for more damage. Merely adding ~1.75 damage per level isn't keeping up, especially when that damage is very situational.
Steve Gedes wrote:
Your final sentence is correct (if X is defined as the difference between the envelopes). But so is the sentence "Switch has a 50 % chance loss of Y/2 and a 50% chance to gain Y." (Where Y is the amount in the envelope you've chosen).
Y doesn't have a constant value, so you can't use it as if it does. Its a mathematical version of equivocation. The Y you have a 50% chance to gain and the Y you have a 50% chance to lose aren't the same
Having played a rogue, I enjoyed it immensely so it always has a place in my mind. I similarly do not understand the "don't play a rogue" advise. That said, I do let the class description affect how I play a character. I know I can take a full/RP style to another class but it's hella handy to see the words on the page and formulate ideas based on that with the options surrounding it.
Besides the name rogue, what did the class give you mechanically that you couldn't have had otherwise?
+More skill ranks per level just means you're better at your 7th and 8th choices for skills. They will not be as good as your 1st, 2nd and third choices. The rogue is no better at stealth than anyone else with maxed ranks in the skill.
You do not need the same person to sneak past the guards, unlock the door, talk to the princess, and then appraise her crown. Other characters can be good at skills to.
Stealth doesn't work against monsters, is almost impossible to do in a group setting, and getting on the same page as the dm so you can even make the role is a pain sometimes.
Magic does it better.
Full attack sneak attacks are good, but a rare celestial event to pull off. They stand out when they happen, but the rogue has no way of making them happen all that often.
Steve Geddes wrote:
It looks like you're not setting your math up right if the numbers work out but your letters don't. What I'm "struggling" to explain is your math error, not the idea.
You effectively have X as a loss twice. It looks like between going from the word problem to the algebra you doubled the loss of X, framing what is either a gain of X or a gain of 2x as either a gain of x or a loss of X
Switch has a 50 % chance loss of X, and a 50% chance to gain X.
The fighter is a generic chassis for mixing it up with weapons. And as long as there were (are?) specific ways of fighting that aren't covered by an existing class, archetype, prestige class, alternate base class, or advanced class then it has a use.
But as the area that isn't covered by one of those specialists gets smaller and smaller then yes, the generic fighter begins to loose its place. There's no point in using a multitool if the exact tool you need for the job is just as easy to grab.
You can't prove a sequence is random. You can only prove that it isn't random.
You can't even do that. Random patterns can and do mimic order on occasion.
Given the premise that one is picked and one is the product of a d6 its easy to see which is far, far more likely to be the right answer, to the point that i'd risk my life on it for a pizza.
Steve Gedes wrote:
The challenge is to try and reconcile that fact, with the intuitive (and this time correct) answer to the following question:
Thats easy. Its the odds of sequential patterns vs not sequential patterns. "pattern-less gobbledygook" is more likely because its a MUCH larger catagory of answers than a recognizable pattern, even though the specific pattern itself is just as likely.
The guide is kind of dense. Additional resources is a LOT of cross checking.
archives of nethys has a bit of a wonky search engine but is pretty good for double checking if something is legal or not. PFS legal items have a funny white X thats the glyph of the open road.
The Basics: Core rule book races +nagaji, wayang, tengu and kitsune.
20 point buy. Be sure to figure the point buy and THEN add the racials.
Most feats are allowed except for item crafting.
You get two traits at creation.
Damn strait. Someone ought to tell Rosa Parks to get in the back of the bus where its safe!
If someone doesn't stand up for their rights it will NEVER change significantly.
Electric Wizard wrote:
I have been, and still am. Your insane ramblings, insults, and unsupported pretenses at a superior intellect won't change that.
And you do it badly, because you think very poorly and very illogically. You think that any answer can go strait into the math when it can't: garbage in garbage out.
The odds of 6 heads in a row is only 1 in 64. You will see 10 less likely events every day of your life. You have probably seen enough coin tosses of 6 to have seen a group of 6 heads. If the coin/the tosser isn't fair then there is no mathematical way to predict the outcome- the actual odds would be based on the mechanism for cheating. A two headed coin would have a 100% chance of returning H, someone deliberately flipping the coin would depend on their skill level at doing so.
I do not know how to calculate the odds not because I'm a mouth breathing troglodyte but because the odds are completely impossible to know once you leave the assumption of an unbiased coin. Without knowing the mechanism for your bias your calculations are worthless.
I had a post saying that that wasn't that bad, that given how much more often black males are involved in criminal activity it was probably inevitable...
Then i realized you misplaced a decimal point.
21 times greater is 2,100%
This one is a blast. Play it if you can.
At the end, there's an encounter with some arachnids and you have to get out of the place as fast as possible. My wild empathy focused druid belly rubbed the arachnids onto our side (they're so cute when all the legs twitch!) , then the party put wayfinders and a sign on them that read "I am a shapeshifted pathfiner. Come with me if you want to live" on them and sent them to "Fetch" pathfinders
Grand Magus wrote:
Depends on whether or not you can go into negatives.
If you can, you probably have close to zero dollars.
If you can't, you very very very likely have zero dollars.
Electric Wizard wrote:
The odds of hhhhhh is 1/2 * 1/2 * 1/2 * 1/2 * 1/2 *1/2
The odds of hhhhht is 1/2 * 1/2 * 1/2 * 1/2 * 1/2 *1/2
The odds of any particular combo you call is 1/2 * 1/2 * 1/2 * 1/2 * 1/2 *1/2. All heads just stands out more to us because its the only way to get six heads, whereas 3 heads and three tails can be obtained any number of ways like h h h t t t , h t h t h t , h h t t t h
If you're going to say i'm wrong, you need to provide an explanation.
It is an insult to the evidence you've been presented and the people you're talking to to simply dismiss the argument as an assumption without either addressing it or apparently understanding it.
It isn't as simple as black being the one and only factor. Its a matter of it being a contributing factor: far, far too much of a contributing factor.
Take the case in New York with Eric Garner. Looked like a combination of incompetence and tempers flaring up due to the fact that the cop and the suspect had a history, and not a pleasant one. But unless somehow the black supervisor on the scene was somehow a race traitor, the death was not because he was black.
His level of incompetence and anger management issues is only acceptable when its taken out on black people. Oddly enough if your level of incompetence and anger rise to the level where you use an illegal chokehold on someone in a predominantly white area your incompetent keister will be fired if you're lucky and sent off to jail with the rest of the criminals if you're not. Oddly enough that practice has the effect of producing far fewer officers that are that angry/inompetent/whatever.
People are tired of putting up with these kinds of cops and a system that does nothing to prevent them from doing it again when its clear from other districts that different kinds of police are possible.
If you're larger than the police officer in question those tend to come up a bit. Gods help you if you're both though...
Bori Ironshield wrote:
Has this been confirmed? Can a member of the Exchange select a prestige award from Qadira in the PFS Field Guide?
Guide page 18
Liberty’s Edge faction PCs qualify for Andoran faction
Vod Canockers wrote:
Wouldn't that be like testing it at the bottom of the marinara trench in terms of the amount of sunlight it would receive? Its a new technology, not a miracle.