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Don Juan de Doodlebug wrote:
Feeling better about those love letters not being answered now? :)
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)
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
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"
Swordsmasters flare: Blue scarf Blue Scarf: The user can spend 1 panache point as a swift
Fake Healer wrote:
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.
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"
Fake Healer wrote:
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.
That would be me feeling protected by the police.
The locals are more afraid they'll next than of each other.
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?
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?
James Wygle wrote:
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.
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.
Fake Healer wrote:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seriously, I want my money back. These bad guys are completely unrealistic, its like they're TRYING to be lawful evil or something.
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.
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:
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
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.
Fake Healer wrote:
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.
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...
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.
Mimo Tomblebur wrote:
Or just, you know, accept that other people may make characters for their tastes and not yours?