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RPG Superstar 2014 Dedicated Voter. FullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 17,537 posts (18,114 including aliases). 7 reviews. 4 lists. No wishlists. 16 Pathfinder Society characters. 3 aliases.


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Spirit of the shadowlodge, random boons for folks at the FLGS.

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Rachel Hill wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:
Holds up sign "Will paint minis for boon

[sighs] I can't believe I'm doing this

Link to your work?

chuckle Linky

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Don Juan de Doodlebug wrote:
Kirth Gersen wrote:
houstonderek wrote:
Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, also bad places to go to prison.

"Attica! Attica!"

** spoiler omitted **

Huh. I didn't realize they moved Pam Smart out of state.

Feeling better about those love letters not being answered now? :)

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Invoke= Cast. Its the first one.

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I'm half expecting the party to bid 4 4 and 5 finger discount.

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Sounds like a tech department request. Those are an abyss you don't want staring back at you..

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Holds up sign "Will paint minis for boon

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cartmanbeck wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:

Swordsmasters flare: Blue scarf Blue Scarf: The user can spend 1 panache point as a swift

action to increase her melee reach with light or one-handed
piercing weapons by 5 feet for 1 minute 2.5 k. Needs to be held in your off hand (so good news for people using a buckler or those dervish dancing saranites.)
At least this one requires a panache point. Not nearly as crazy as the cape of feinting.

I think its perfect. The penache point/swift action is an actual cost for a swashy, and needing to hold it in your other hand is a real downside for anyone else. (Rules not quoted about flair: it works once per day under its own power. The scarf is so swishy it has its OWN penache point)

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hxcmike wrote:
To clarify, is this special able to be run as a normal scenario now? or only at >15 table conventions?

Normal Ok all. After discussing it at the meeting today, the team has decided this scenario is just too important to the fundamentals of the Society for anyone to miss. So, it will be available for open play with no minimum table requirements. Enjoy!-Mike Brock

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thejeff wrote:

Mind you, I don't think blacks banding together to improve their lot is a bad idea, whether it can be done across all African-Americans or just on a more local level. Or dealing with crime and all the other problems in black communities largely on their own. I'm all for community based and other cooperative solutions.

Well, the last time african americans tried to do something like this en masse, White folks firebombed it from world war I warplanes

Learning about things like this significantly shortened my ideas of "how much time have they had to recover from slavery and why haven't they"

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Swordsmasters flare: Blue scarf Blue Scarf: The user can spend 1 panache point as a swift
action to increase her melee reach with light or one-handed
piercing weapons by 5 feet for 1 minute 2.5 k. Needs to be held in your off hand (so good news for people using a buckler or those dervish dancing saranites.)

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blackbloodtroll wrote:
How would this effect genderless creatures?

You still can't tell the difference.

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FiddlersGreen wrote:
GM Arkwright wrote:
Do note that this combo can be used with a whip.
Irori have mercy....

There's also a Blue scarf for increasing your reach by 5 feet...

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Fake Healer wrote:


And I believe that to a degree. I also believe that a community that is raising it's children with no respect for authority

There are many forms of disrespect towards authority that don't seem to be a problem according to you. You seem to judge the ability to disrespect the government based on whether they agree with your views or not, and it doesn't work that way.

As to defending protestors, yes, I believe they have a right to get in the street and say that they're angry. The constitution guarantees them that right. That right is not only limited to people that you agree with, that's the entire point of it.

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For the love of the gods, get the swashbuckler fencing grace.

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AH! PFS isn't using that subsystem. PFS has its own.

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Yes they get improved critical but most of their damage doesn't multiply on a crit. Level to damage just makes up for it not being a two hander.

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The hunters lodge works however you want it to. You can say that you're a member of the Trophy Wall consortium that owns a giant sprawling vacation villia in mawangi and you arrange tours out of there or you can be one person standing on an absolom street corner holding a sign that says "will guide you to big game for food"

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Fake Healer wrote:


If the dude attacked an officer he was a danger. If he then tried to re-attack the officer why does he need protection? I would feel good knowing that a dude who robbed a store and attempted to overpower a cop in my neighborhood was no longer around.

Many of the people in that neighborhood feel differently, in no small part because the cops tend to treat everyone like they've robbed a store. They get harrased if they're in the "wrong" neighborhood. They get stopped if they're out past a certain hour.

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That would be me feeling protected by the police.

The locals are more afraid they'll next than of each other.

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If he really did those things is still yet to be determined but that isn't determined by a riot or discussions on how much damage an unarmed man can do. Hopefully it is determined by a fair court.

What are the chances that this would be in court without the demonstrations?

What are the chances that IF this made it to court, it would get a fair hearing and not swept under the rug from the District attorney who's cop father was killed by a black criminal?

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Come on guys, try to keep it on the fergison (or at least one degree of seperation from it. We don't need to wind through every related issue until we hit kevin bacon)

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pres man wrote:


Dead cop doesn't protect anyone.

Protect people from WHAT? Stolen cigars? The man is dead. That is the exact opposite of protection.

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TheJeff wrote:
Even so, I'm not sure we should really expect police to take the risk of being beaten, incapacitated and possibly killed or crippled rather than shoot someone attacking them.

I've taken worse risks to save geese and small fuzzy woodland creatures. Not taking the same risks to save your fellow human beings says a lot about how people see each other.

If we're not hiring cops to take risks to save people from dying then what are we hiring them for? You get a bullet proof vest, a night stick, a tazer, a gun, a police car and a dog (with his own bullet proof vest). At what point does it kick in that this job MIGHT entail some risk to your personal well being?

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Cheapy, how on earth is the swashbuckler overpowered? Yes , the class itself is slightly more powerful than the fighter, but it has to work through an underpowered fighting style which tones it down a notch, possibly too much.

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Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:
I also knew an individual who picked up a police officer and bodyslammed him on the hood of his vehicle. After 1/2 hour of practicing with him I learned more about actual fighting than from 5 years of karate.

And the cop was dead after that incident?

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James Wygle wrote:


Still, requiring the swashbuckler to stand there and do nothing else doesn't seem so horrifically game-breaking as to require an immediate ban-hammer, rather than waiting to see if this becomes an actual problem.

Its devastating for any fight where there are more PCS than bad guys, which is just about all of the hard ones and all of the supposed to be climactic fights.

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James Wygle wrote:
Let's keep in mind the fact that, in order to do this all day, you have to use Superior Feint, which means you have to hit them, and you have to do no damage (and no other attacks that turn, since it's a standard action).

You don't need to hit for superior fient. You just have to have an opponent you COULD hit. A ghost would be immune if you didn't have a magic weapon, but other than that there's no defense. It says a creature you COULD hit. Not a creature you HAVE hit, and not a creature you could have hit but didn't with your last attack. The swashy moves up, standard action to flyn with his opponent and bam, dazed.

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Fake Healer wrote:


A huge unarmed man....why does the officer need to put his life in jeopardy?

Because the risk to life is in all honestly minimal. To actually kill someone with your bare hands you need some severe advantages in some combination of size strength and training. The human body is pretty resilient and fists wielded in anger are hardly the best weapon. The police are supposed to have enough unarmed training (and more importantly, a partner.) to deal with this sort of thing.

I've had someone knock me down from behind, pound my head, get up before me and literally punt my head with a running start, still got up, handed him his hat and got to school the next day. (last time i tried walking away from a fight, went for my pocket knife and decided.. nah. Doesn't hurt that much. Went a little loopy a few minutes latter though)

They really should put patrolman together in pairs for this sort of thing.

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Hmmmm... not sure. I'd probably just say once, but most of the justification would be it makes the math easier.

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The rule is partially in place so the dm can see "You're doing WHAT?!?" when you break out an obscure rule or combo that they don't know about, so you need to show them the ability text.

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Jeff Merola wrote:
Yeah, the plume that, as written, requires you to spend a standard action to activate it while you're using a deed.

Well, I suppose as written you could activate the plume for say, opportune parry and riposte at 8 am, and then keep the panache in your pool until you wanted to use it.

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Jeff Merola wrote:
So that makes, what, one Swashbuckler item that's overpowered and another that's completely useless?

Which ones useless? The ambiguously written plume?

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Ulgulanoth: Thats just not realistic. The fact is that people DO have guns, and there isn't a reliable non lethal way to take them out. Tazers don't have reach, tranq darts take too long, and rubber bullets and bean bags don't take you all the way out.

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If a guy that size is kneeling down with his arms up they don't go all the way up very easily without making you tip over. They can be both up and not far from the body. Its not bad aim to miss by only 6 inches, and i don't see how lowering for a rhino charge makes the arms a more likely target. Wouldn't the elbows be bent with the hands and fingers pointed towards the offers, presenting less of a profile for the bullets?

While unreliable, eyewitnesses do have some weight.

Shooting at a charging target with their head doubled over and hitting 6 out of 6? Or 8 times is uncanny accuracy for a cop in that situation. Other police shootings have had 50 something bullets fired with 12 hits.

Most of all, someone turning and charging at a cop that already has his gun out seems... a bit of a suspect claim.

Even then, there's an unarmed person charging you so you SHOOT them? You have a bullet proof vest, a night stick, a tazer, and backup coming. Wrestle the guy for a few minutes or zap him where the sun doesn't shine. Or you know, run him around the block a few times.

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jemstone wrote:
I'm still wondering where this "4 time felon" thing came from in regards to Michael Brown, as it is not only an absurd fallacy of association, but also completely false.

Probably the same "friend of a friend" that writes clear concise and linear "eyewitness accounts" that get aired on the media.

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What else can do a no save shutdown of the boss? I know some PCS have saves jacked so high that they may as well be no save, but theres still the dice gods to pray to in that case...

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thejeff wrote:

Oh. Speaking of representation in Ferguson.

One of the officers involved in the "Charging a black man for the crime of destruction of police property for bleeding on their uniforms" case is now on the Ferguson City Council

Seriously, I want my money back. These bad guys are completely unrealistic, its like they're TRYING to be lawful evil or something.

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Treefolk wrote:

What's the price on this capse?

It just needs a little errata to be "and" instead of "or"

I'd be a little leery of it even then. You wear your cloak of resistance till you near the boss fight, switch it out, walk up and no save daze the big bad at the end of the dungeon for three rounds. Thats longer than most of them will last with no actions.

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14k, and yes shoulders.

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This item is going to be problematic. Its basically an all day, no save daze attainable at mid level PFS. As daze doesn't come with any actual descriptors, I don't even know if anything would be immune to it.

CAPE OF FEINTING:
Three times
per day, the wearer can spend a
standard action to purposely miss an
opponent, performing a dramatic feint
that causes that opponent to lose its Dexterity bonus to AC
until the wearer’s next turn. If a swashbuckler wearing the
cloak of feinting performs the superior feint deed or uses
this cape’s ability, the opponent is also dazed until the start
of the swashbuckler’s next turn.

Superior Feint (Ex): At 7th level, a swashbuckler with
at least 1 panache point can, as a standard action,
purposefully miss a creature she could make a melee
attack against with a wielded light or one-handed
piercing weapon. When she does, the creature is
denied its Dexterity bonus to AC until the start of the
swashbuckler’s next turn

Superior feint doesn't even use up a penache point. All you have to do is keep one in your pool (which is SOP anyway)> so swashbuckler moves up, declares a miss, and the big bad is auto dazed for the party to wale on. Every single time, no roll, no save.

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Energy resistance works the same way, so your analogy works even better.

A creature with resistance to energy has the ability (usually extraordinary) to ignore some damage of a certain type per attack, but it does not have total immunity.

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Fake Healer wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:

Dude, if hoodlums want to adopt a fashion style that makes it impossible to run from the police without one hand on their belt, why are you against it?

I don't like my children asking why that man has his entire butt sticking out showing off his underwear and not getting in trouble.

Because he's an adult, and adults are legally allowed to be idiots without other people getting to tell them what to do. You don't get to decide whats right for them to think, wear,say or dress just because you're you.

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Perhaps if there's a little roulette gambling and poker playing going on in the background, the gambling/gaming aspects of the event would be less jarring? You could have him explain it as a game rather than a method of sale.

I would add a prize wheel with a spinning halfling strapped to it, but then the party would probably try to free them too...

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Zilfrel: You could try phrasing that differently.

One thing with a lot of the new classes is that the ones that aren't overpowered are so narrowly focused that they come pre optimized for the player. If you're used to the god wizard, the alchemist is underpowered by comparison. If your groups baseline optimization is the wizard with magic missiles, then the alchemist is "OMG WHAT?" levels of improvement.

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Dude, if hoodlums want to adopt a fashion style that makes it impossible to run from the police without one hand on their belt, why are you against it?

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meatrace wrote:
Yeah, if the people I've known who were cops were allowed to be cops, it has to be open to anyone with apposable thumbs.

DISCRIMINATION!

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<---- cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.

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Paths We choose spoiler and semi coherent justification:
The osirion government and the scarab sages made up quite a bit and are going to be on pretty friendly terms with similar goals. They're going to be working together, so the osirions might want to stay on good terms with them

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The two weapon fighter is academic anyway. You cannot mathematically put a number on how many full attacks the fighter will be getting. That very , very important factor in actual play tilts things heavily in favor of the big honking greatsword.

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Rynjin, why are you not spinning backflips over monkpounce? You should be rejoicing!

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Mimo Tomblebur wrote:
nosig wrote:
just be sure to avoid the "Yellow Tengu".... ;)
Yeah, the planetouched characters have a built-in versatility that I didn't appreciate until it was almost too late. Maybe someone can get Paizo to write an official random features chart for each of the other races so that we can get a better grasp on the acceptable diversity in every gene pool.

Or just, you know, accept that other people may make characters for their tastes and not yours?

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