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Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 25 posts (27 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 1 Pathfinder Society character.


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Osirion

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I would like to see this line more closely aligned with the adventure paths. This may be happening already. I know that Town Square was released about the same time as Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition and there was synergy there. Also, there was a map pack with ships that aligned with Skull and Shackles.

Maybe I should clarify....I want all items in this line to be useful/used in the most current adventure path. Surely, they can be used for ANY adventure people want, that is always a given, but I want to feel like getting these maps are enhancing the Adventure Paths that are currently coming out much like the Pawn collections do.

We haven't had a Pawn product that wasn't attached to either an Pathfinder RPG book or Adventure Path. I would like to see the same thing done with the Maps subscription.

Osirion

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godsDMit wrote:

Im just curious is the heroes from the RotR set will be usable in this AP? I realize three of them overlap, which I assume means that at least the archetypes the heroes have to choose from will be different than the ones in RotR, but even more differences AND the ability to use the ones from RotR will help this one sell, I think.

Also, I think a new Base set for every AP will likely be a mistake in the long run, opposed to a generic base set and each AP having maybe like a 'deluxe expansion' for Ch1 that has a larger assortment of cards, and then the other 5 chapters being the regular packs.

I realize you dont always want a ton of overlap in the generic cards of the game, but what you end up doing is making is so you HAVE to buy the base to play anything else, and that alone will drive some people away. Just my 2cp though.

Edit: Basically, the idea boils down to the fact that since you are making each AP self contained and there is no NEED to buy more than what is contained in the one AP to play the one AP, you will lose customers who might buy additional stuff. Think of it like Dominion. You Can play with just one Core (or the other 2 to 3 that can be played straight from the box), but with most of them, you have to buy at least a Core to use it. While that compares just fine to Base Set plus Chapter packs, it doesnt translate well for people you want to go from one AP to another.

I totally disagree.

The problem with the base set + expansions++ philosophy is that each expansion sells less and less. I bet you the numbers for Dominion on the newer expansions are much less than earlier expansions. What Paizo and Lone Shark Games are doing here is very smart. You refresh the pool every 6 months. You don't have to urge your customer base to stick with it month after month. You get a new product to sell the whole idea every 6 months.

The same concept exists in a game like Magic: The Gathering. They release a base set of a major theme in the fall, then a couple expansions to it, but all the cards are able to be played together. If WoTC did not use that particular format, they would have not had the longevity they have had.

Osirion

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Hawkmoon269 wrote:
When she plays it for any check for anyone it will be a d12. So if she plays it to add 1 die to her dexterity check, she gets a 1d12. If she plays it to add 2 dice to Lem's combat strength check, he gets 2d12. Its awesome.

Oh......OH! Wow, that is pretty hardcore, actually. Thanks.

Osirion

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I am playing a Barbarian and I've gotten to the point where I have gained a Role card and am deciding on a power feat on the Role card. Reading, the last power, it states that the Barbarian can use d12s when using Blessing of Gorum. Blessing of Gorum gives a bonus die for Strength-based combat. Amiri's STR is d12 base die. She will get d12s anyway, correct? What am I missing here? Does that power only benefit others I play with, giving them a d12 on their strength-based combat checks?

Osirion

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Liz Courts wrote:

Right at the end of Ross's post:

Ross Byers wrote:


(We'll also be offering a subscription pickup option for Gen Con Indy in August—look for details to be announced after PaizoCon!)

I must have missed it. THANK YOU!

Osirion

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Please tell me you guys are doing this for August and GenCon as well? PLEASE!?

Otherwise, I will have to have the USPS hold my mail or do some other pain in the butt thing so I don't have it laying on my door step for a week for anyone to swipe.

Osirion

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Jaerc wrote:

It's unofficial, but is rather permeable. Like very open. Just get in touch with the John Reyst, it's director.

I do sympathize though, that there are no Great Lists in the fashion that you, and to a limited extant, I would like. From a publishers angle though, such consolidation would be time-consuming and drive-down profits. With tabletop RPGs, we're just going to need to stick to lotsofbookkeeping! that's a hallmark of this type of hobby.

But the future yawns bright, and things like the MMO will alleviate a lot of this issue, in my opinion, since one game environment is easily to reference than 20 books.:)

I cannot share your enthusiasm for the MMO. I have played almost all of them and have always been left wanting. They can never replace the type of experience that the table top and a group of real life friends in the room provide.

Osirion

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I guess I am not fond of the d20pfsrd because it doesn't appear to either be official or open. I don't like all the ads all over the site, nor the references to other games I am not interested in. I would much prefer an official solution or one that would be more open.

Osirion

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Ravingdork wrote:
Casey Weston wrote:
If somehow the PRD was organized by subject instead of by book, this would be the ideal.
It is. Check out the left sidebar under Index. It has all of the feats, spells, and magic items all in one spot. In the case of magic items and spells, it even lets you filter them very much like d20psrd's messy database.

That's nice, but I guess when they add new Race or Class options I still need to consolidate those.

Osirion

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Pyrrhic Victory wrote:
Casey Weston wrote:

I love the Tabletop RPGs and the Pathfinder RPG seems to me to be the best of the lot, but looking over the history of Tabletop RPG publishing it seems even the Pathfinder RPG has and will continue to have a fragmentation problem.

What I mean by fragmentation problem is say you want to be a Dwarven Cleric and you want all the options for creating one in one place, you don't really have that.

I am currently running the Beginner Box and I transcribed all the necessaries of the adventures (I am the GM) into a comp book for quicker reference. It seems like I will have to do something similar(though probably more electronic in nature) so I can reorganize all the available information for each subject in one place. Even the PRD is organized by book instead of by subject. There are feats across multiple books, which also makes looking them up more of a problem as time goes on.

When the Advanced Race Guide comes out I will have to take all that info about the core races and reintegrate them with what I know from the previous books.

A decent, but at the same time unpalatable, option would be like Ultimate Dwarves, or Ultimate Feats or something, but then that book becomes out of date almost instantly, ha.

I guess it is a problem I will just have to manage on my own - like sorting magic cards in my younger days. How do other people handle the fragmentation?

Perhaps a digital or web only file for something like Ultimate Feats that is updated periodically or when new books come out.

If somehow the PRD was organized by subject instead of by book, this would be the ideal. I understand that that would be a lot of work on Paizo's part. Maybe an official wiki, so that Pathfinder players can do the heavy lifting for them. Then again someone arguing over the wiki rules could start some fights, ha. Though house rules could be the books (w/ errata) trump the wiki. Something to ponder...

Osirion

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I love the Tabletop RPGs and the Pathfinder RPG seems to me to be the best of the lot, but looking over the history of Tabletop RPG publishing it seems even the Pathfinder RPG has and will continue to have a fragmentation problem.

What I mean by fragmentation problem is say you want to be a Dwarven Cleric and you want all the options for creating one in one place, you don't really have that.

I am currently running the Beginner Box and I transcribed all the necessaries of the adventures (I am the GM) into a comp book for quicker reference. It seems like I will have to do something similar(though probably more electronic in nature) so I can reorganize all the available information for each subject in one place. Even the PRD is organized by book instead of by subject. There are feats across multiple books, which also makes looking them up more of a problem as time goes on.

When the Advanced Race Guide comes out I will have to take all that info about the core races and reintegrate them with what I know from the previous books.

A decent, but at the same time unpalatable, option would be like Ultimate Dwarves, or Ultimate Feats or something, but then that book becomes out of date almost instantly, ha.

I guess it is a problem I will just have to manage on my own - like sorting magic cards in my younger days. How do other people handle the fragmentation?

Osirion

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I really like that mockup image.

Osirion

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Is there an RSS feed or very basic blog where every new official Pathfinder release is shown? I kind of stumbled onto this entry last night and would be very interested in one place for all new product announcements. The store blog nor the paizo blog provide this. Am I missing something?

I understanding making something new will require more work, but I guess all I am asking for is a single place so I can discover any new content announced in the Pathfinder RPG, Adventure Paths, or Gamemastery - basically all my subs. The Upcoming and NEW RSS feeds under Pathfinder RPG appear to be broken.

Osirion

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Thanks guys, very helpful.

Osirion

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Have the bases changed? They look square here, but circular in the Beginner Box and Bestiary Box. I am not sure about the 2 announced Adventure Path Pawn sets.

Osirion

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BTW, it looks like you have the final art for Wayne Reynolds NPC Codex. Could that be updated now so we can see it in a large image?

Osirion

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So how many pawn releases before we can get a Pathfinder Pawn Subscription?

Osirion

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BTW, does anyone know if there is a way for USPS or Paizo to hold off on a shipment for a week or so. August 10th is awfully close to GenCon week and I don't want the mailman to leave my Paizo box laying on my doorstep for a week.

Osirion

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HangarFlying wrote:
Casey Weston wrote:
Is this going to make the July shipment? I sidecarted the Bestiary Box for July, it is now appearing in August, I fear that if I sidecart this for July, it too will slip to August and blow up my monthly Pathfinder allowance by a lot.

According to my account, my Bestiary Box got moved to the August shipment too, but it is showing the RotRL Hardcover as shipping in July. I don't think it's going to get pushed back anymore, I've heard rumors that Paizo has already started receiving it back from the Printer.

One suggestion that might help your August Pathfinder Crack Addiction Budget: purchase a gift certificate that is worth the difference of what you expected to pay in July versus what you actually paid. That way, in August, you can choose to have that gift certificate applied to the August shipment, and then the rest would be paid for as normal. It might help balance things out (or at least smooth out the spikes you might get every once in a while).

I have many interests other than Pathfinder. Pathfinder is my primary interest at the moment and gobbles up most of my adult allowance. Whatever is left is what I get to spend on my other interests. I can take a month every once in a while that gobbles it all up, but right now August is remarkably close to my absolute and if I get anything else, it'll break the bank. June has been a big month as well, so I don't want 3 solid months of nothing but Pathfinder. As much as I love Pathfinder, balance is needed.

Osirion

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Is this going to make the July shipment? I sidecarted the Bestiary Box for July, it is now appearing in August, I fear that if I sidecart this for July, it too will slip to August and blow up my monthly Pathfinder allowance by a lot.

Osirion

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I know this is both a unique product and a unique opportunity and I perfectly understand why you would not want people to bank on these coming out for every adventure path in the future, but I think it would be advantageous to consider a couple of circumstances where you could do these special editions rarely, while not hurting your adventure path subscriber numbers...

First of all an adventure path must be sold-out for it to be considered. This encourages people to buy up the adventure paths, only when one sells exceptionally well, would a compilation be possible.

Then wait a while so that you can apply any lessons learned and new concepts to the compilation.

It appears that you guys have done exactly that.

Osirion

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I was reading through the provided Black Fang Adventure and the room with the big spider in it, I was confused about the big webs in the corner. Should I make note of them on the map like I would difficult terrain or should I only bring up the STR check only once they attempt to leave one of those squares?

Also, several of the rooms have a treasure chest icon on them. In one room it is a goblin body, in another an actual chest. Should these details be written on the map as the PCs enter the room?

Unrelated to the maps, but related to the treasure, what about the items is common knowledge? The items with magical properties, I understand I would want to encourage players to use Detect Magic, but how should I describe the magical items as they discover them?

Osirion

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Are we going to get a Pawn Ongoing Subscription? I see this, Runelords, Skull and Shackles, and I bet Shattered Star will get one. Just make these babies a subscription so we don't have to order them piecemeal.

Osirion

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I apologize if this has already been mentioned. I just received the Beginner Box today and I love it, but I was disappointed that the pre-generated characters did not represent all the races available, even when it covered all the classes. Three humans and an Elf. Come on, you should have made one of those Humans a Dwarf character.

Osirion

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James Jacobs wrote:
Eric Hinkle wrote:
I got one question: who the heck are the Vancaskerins?

A family based in Riddleport—a different member of the family played key roles in the first adventure of Runelords, the first adventure of Crimson Throne, and the first adventure of Second Darkness.

By having a Vancaskerkin play a key role in the first adventure of Shattered Star, we help to thematically make Shattered Star a sequel to all three of those.

Since I have not run any of the other adventures in this chronology, could you guys make a note in the adventure path that these previous adventures are out there and to maximize the continuity one should run those adventure before running this one? A note like that would help me a lot. Are such notes on the previous adventures as well? It would make grouping them together much easier.


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