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RPG Superstar 2014 Dedicated Voter. FullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 18,738 posts (19,412 including aliases). 10 reviews. 4 lists. No wishlists. 20 Pathfinder Society characters. 3 aliases.


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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.

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Envelope A 200

Envelope B 100

There is a 50% chance you will gain 100 dollars by switching
There is a 50% chance you will lose 100 dollars by switching

Not seeing a paradox here.

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"Why does that dapper young gentlemen keep slipping the word ruttabegga into conversation?

"Trust us, he's better looking that way.

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We should air drop ipads preloaded with this and team america world police into north korea.

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Krensky wrote:
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.

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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.

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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.
Most classes and archtypes are allowed: No synthesist summoners, vivisectionist alchemists, most gun using archtypes for non gunslingers, and be careful if the archtype can't read.

You get two traits at creation.

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ShadowcatX wrote:

I see 2 groups. Group 1 says "the victims shouldn't have to do anything, and saying they should do anything is victim blaming" where as group 2 is more concerned with keeping people alive than they are with deciding who is to blame when people get killed. Group 1 might be "right" but I can't help but think I side more with group 2.

The time to worry about your rights is when you're safe. Until things change significantly, when you're dealing with a cop, worry about not getting shot. (Especially if you're not caucasian.)

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.

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electric wizard wrote:
Keep practicing. Resistance to new ideas is normal.

If I believed every idea presented with the sense, evidence, and respect for disagreement you've shown here I'd be a fox news viewer.

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Electric Wizard wrote:

What is a harvy dent? That the coin in not fair?

YES!!! So, you claim you understand the coin may be biased (I can see your AHEM,
as if you've been right all along. But you haven't.)

I have been, and still am. Your insane ramblings, insults, and unsupported pretenses at a superior intellect won't change that.

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This is called ignorance. Recognizing you have it is the first step.

Then, I tried to introduce you to the most trivial mechanics of decision making.

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.

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Electric Wizard wrote:
A really long post

AHEM.

points up

(Baring someone pulling a harvy dent)

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Special snowflake is so overused its become meaningless. Its derogation and debasement without any insight.

Shadow Lodge Dedicated Voter 2014

Odd question, is there an existing terminology for the ways different things are related, ie, not related, causal, correlated, two things caused by the same source etc?

Shadow Lodge Dedicated Voter 2014

Fergie wrote:
Fergurg wrote:


It is about whether or not it is acceptable to automatically assume that police killings are motivated by racism.

Given that young black men are 210% more likely to be shot dead by police then whites, I would say it would be criminally negligent not to question race as a motivating factor in police killings.

http://www.propublica.org/article/deadly-force-in-black-and-white

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%

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This one is a blast. Play it if you can.

Spoiler:
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

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Grand Magus wrote:

Here is the deal:

Flip a coin. If it comes up Heads you get $1, but if it comes up Tails you lose $1.
After 1000 flips, how many dollars will you have?

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.

Shadow Lodge Dedicated Voter 2014

Electric Wizard wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:
Also that the odds for 5 heads in a row and then a tails are the same as 6 heads in a row.

Interestingly, there are an infinite number of situations where this is Not true, and there is one case where it is true.

Personally, I would bet on Heads again. (But I'm a Bayesian.)

Its true.

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.

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high G wrote:

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Q: How *Thick* does a coin have to be, so the probability of landing on
the edge, head, or tails are all equal?

(assume your coin has radius of length R)

that would be a d3.

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Fergurg wrote:


This isn't about whether or police shootings motivated by racism is acceptable. It is about whether or not it is acceptable to automatically assume that police killings are motivated by racism.

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.

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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.

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I suppose this years drinking game will have to include "item is actually a wondrous item" rather than "item is not a wondrous item"

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What was the use value of gold before electricity?

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With my hands clasped around the throat of the person who killed me, sending them to hell first.

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Fergurg wrote:

I mean that even after a shooting is proven justified, there are still people calling it racist murder. (Doesn't matter the shooting - any shooting.)

How exactly is it proven justified?

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Fergie wrote:
Fergurg wrote:
You mean it's possible that a black man could be shot by a cop for a reason other than "Police just hate black people"?

.

.

The police could think a black person is better able to resist or withstand force.
The police could think a black person is better at fighting or using a weapon.

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...

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Fergug wrote:
it possible for a black person to be killed by a cop for a reason unrelated to racism

So you need to contrive/point out one really bizarre situation in order to refute an argument that no one is making...

When you're fighting a scarecrow and losing its time to reconsider your position.

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A pathfinder trying to remember which of his wayfinders has the clear spindle ioun stone

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Bori Ironshield wrote:
Has this been confirmed? Can a member of the Exchange select a prestige award from Qadira in the PFS Field Guide?

Yes

Guide page 18

Liberty’s Edge faction PCs qualify for Andoran faction
vanities and mission boons available in past seasons.
Likewise, Dark Archive faction PCs qualify for Cheliax
rewards, Scarab Sages as Osirion, The Exchange as
Qadira, and Sovereign Court as Taldor. Without a boon
that states otherwise, a PC cannot earn Sczarni vanities
or boons.

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Demoted

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I'm uglier and crazier.

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Its a SOLAR road way.

The sun does not shine on buffalo.

The last time that happened, people realized they were living in buffalo, and fled.

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is that gorilla for sale?

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Fergurg wrote:


He was a trespasser who refused to leave. That is a very good reason for the cops to be there.

And a good reason for the police to use a chokehold?

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Vod Canockers wrote:


If they really want to prove the concept, why not put one where it actually snows? That is one of the big claims. How about putting one in Buffalo?

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.

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Hard to say.

It might be roll 10d6 and i you get anything over a 50 you get something like this. Man made effects might be an extra 1d6.

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We usually make a vague plan the week before and finalize it for warhorn a few days before. Sometimes we'll make or change plans during the initial geek seduko as we sit down, depending on who showed up.

Really need to make a "we're running something we just don' know what"

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as long as you don't go over the "drop dead at this age" cap you're fine.

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After decades of dormancy, violent sports will make a comeback due to advances in medical technology making injuries like concussions and severed spines no more problematic than a broken arm is today.

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Can you make a dc 25 handle animal check to make any animal do any trick you want, or does the animal need to at least be indifferent to you

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GM Lamplighter wrote:


Remember, swords are legal in PFS, but murdering people with them for sport isn't. Use your powers wisely.

Right.

Unless they're holding the macguffin we need.
Or have four legs
Or lack bi-lateral symmetry.
Or have looked at Maldris' black book

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Charlie D. wrote:
If you have ever been violently assaulted then I'll accept that you are the rare individual who is not traumatized by such a brutal event. But for the vast majority of people, a violent beating is not like on TV. First, any hard hit can kill or cripple.

I've been on the ground, being pummeled in the head (LAST time i ever tried walking away from a fight) put my hand into my pocket for my knife and said ".. nah, doesn't hurt that much"

Mind you, after he punted me in the head I got a little loopy afterwards, but that took a few minutes to kick in.

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5 can be taken care of by the blood money spell

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Bob Jonquet wrote:
I'm sorry to say, and I'm sure some will take offense, but if you have reached 3rd level or higher and still have not obtained a wayfinder, I don't have a lot of sympathy for failing this mission.

The list of items you "need" to have on hand to deal with the trials and tribulations of adventuring- swarms, darkness, swimming, swarms, falling, swarms, routinely adds up to more than a characters wealth by level, much less what someone has over after covering the basics like a magic weapon and magic armor.

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The cost is minimal (certainly less than "wasted" expendable resources I've seen), but more importantly, it is a BADGE OF OFFICE, something that most members are expected to possess. Heck we offer a re-playable scenario such that you can get one for free or for minimum expense (250gp or 1 PA).

Only for the first time you play it.

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Sure, we can argue that the role-playing aspect of PFS is minimal compared to non-organized play, but to completely ignore it and turn the game into nothing more than a scale where every decision is an effort to weigh tangible benefits (power level) vs. cost defeats an integral part of the game.

For some people being a part of the in game pathfinders is just something you do to be a part of organized play. For some characters being a pathfinder is either something they do for a pay check or even are reluctantly roped into.

For some others given the number of times flashing a wayfinder has gotten you the torch and pitchfork treatment some people don't like spending gold on something they're going to have to leave at home, store in a pathfinder pouch, or keep tucked away ini the OTHER pathfinder pouch to avoid taking penalties to skill rolls all night.

And round about character 10 I forget who bought one of these things already and who hasn't.

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I don't get what you're trying to do or what the difference is between spending gold at second level or at third. The only difference would be the 1 rank or whatever you throw into your dayjob check (not that dayjob checks really matter for gold anyway)

If you're talking about how much gold you make from the scenario, its from what you played as.

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Profession is kind of a "make up your own job" skill.

You will get money based off of the die roll + wisdom bonus + 3 for it being a class skill no matter what you call it.

How useful it is/ if it ever comes up in an adventure is high DM dependent. Since there are no hard and fast rules for making professions, there aren't any for using them.

This character has a higher wisdom score than their intelligence right?

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ShadowcatX wrote:
Cops do not think it was an accident? How do you accidentally use a wmd for them to consider the possibility it was an accident?

They sell the stuff for pool cleaners.

Drop some of that stuff in an enclosed space (like a stair well) and get it wet, or worse mix it with an amonia cleaner. It'll make you dizzy. Did that on accident in a bathroom once, had to drag someone out out of the bathroom.

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Nothing, because PFS doesn't differentiate between common and uncommon spells.

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Walter Sheppard wrote:

Thanks for the correction, it's been a while since I've been in the Spider's Lair.

I imagine that you will recall all the ferry fees, scenario mission bribes, alchemical goods, and spellcasting services that you've had to pay over your long career in PFS though, BNW.

50 gp for dogsitting services, 100 gp craft services fee for a Roc and a Bullette, 100 gp of honey for employee recognition, 5 gp for the ferry, 100 gp for a hostage payout, 100 gp for extra chocholate, 200 gp for wheels of justice grease...

But two things stand out about some very humerous expense items. 1) is that they were generic, not specific and 2) They were optional,there were multiple ways of achieving the goal or the money just provided a bonus.

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Fees are fees, and this is just another challenge that requires another macguffin to succeed--like swarms and alchemist fire.

Right, but this is more like saying that the swarm is immune to burning hands, and the alkalai flasks,and torches, and set fires, and everything BUT alchemists fire. And you can't go around the swarm.

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The gambling fees one doesn't cost any money, and its far from the ONLY way in.

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Spoiler from last session

Spoiler:
Pathfinder already have a bad reputation in this town. You know what to do...Everyone put on your Aspis Badges

A player showed up late so his character joined in a bit late

"If you're really a pathfinder... then where's your Aspis badge?"

(we were finally satisfied by his complaint that Drendle Drang woke him up at 5:am to be there)

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Shouldn't bloodcove have a thriving business of those looted off of pathfinders? At a discount if you clean the blood off of it yourself...

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