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Now that everyone's had a chance to recover from the excitement of 2012, (and get a summer of sport out of the way) it seemed about time to get a thread rolling for PaizoCon UK 2013.
I've attempted a number of modifications (on an approximately same rarity basis) to try and make the 'Heavenly Inferno' deck a quarter of the way playable.
I'm not entirely convinced that it's the best result that could be achieved on a like-for-like rarity basis, but it seems to play better than the version out of the box does - and watching Kaalia of the Vast go down to an incinerate, lighting bolt, pyroclasm, or other means of dealing two or more damage no longer leaves a hand of suddenly completely unplayable multi-mana-symbol cards. I removed seven creatures which were angels/dragons/demons, but seven of the replacements are angels/dragons/demons, so at least that tries to stay roughly in keeping with the deck theme and what Kaalia does (on the rare occasions she actually makes it into play and stays there long enough to attack).
Anyway, I hope this post is useful inspiration to anyone out there with this particular preconstructed deck...
Query/quibble about product description:
Product Description wrote:
...the moraldenns have worshiped a variety of gods and goddesses...
Should 'moraldenns' be 'Aldennians'?Edit:
Not sure which term this product itself uses, but the Campaign Setting consistently uses 'Aldennians'. :D
Bring out your dead!
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Well: Now that we've all had a couple of weeks to recover, it seemed to me to be about time to get a thread for the fourth annual PaizoCon UK posted, PaizoCon UK 2012.
BBC News wrote:
From the BBC website: *link*
On another thread pertaining to a Wayfinder forum?
Guy Humual wrote:
Dear Mr. Humual,Well Paizo remains as yet unconvinced as to the need for a whole forum for this, but for now, to see what happens, here is a thread for discussing stuff pertaining to Wayfinder #6. Imagine this as the latest Abyssal club, where article writers can hang out amongst sulphurous braziers swapping notes and hatching plots; of course it's possible that the atmosphere may prove too rarefied for mortals to handle in which case it will sink like a well weighted gangster slowly to the bottom of the forum with scarcely a 'glop', never to be seen again (or at least not until some 'well-meaning' law-enforcement type comes snooping in a couple of hundred years time).
Trusting that you have found this post Helpful.
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I'm currently taking a very crude look at posting patterns over RPGSuperstar since 2008 in terms of raw numbers of posts, and on the first forum I came across, whilst double-checking numbers I found the numbers of post do not add up to what they purportedly 'should'.
I post this thread in response to a suggestion by one of the 2011 top 8 on another thread:
John Bennett wrote:
Once voting closes tonight, I was thinking of starting a thread where we, the top 32, can post any thoughts/reflections/comments we had on the contest and maybe some advice to future participants. I encourage any of the top 32 to chime in if you want.
Hoping that you have found this post Helpful (TM?)...;)
Neil Spicer (of course ;) ) had something to say on this last year. With a bit of situation specific preamble (which I have omitted) he offered the following psychological analysis on one of last year's threads:
Neil Spicer wrote:
I would like to highlight that Neil says 'a lot of people' at the start of the section I quote; not everyone may fall into the analysis he presents, but I hope his thoughts are able to help at least some of those who read them.
Hah, and that's what I get for not double-checking stuff. :D Paizo have actually posted in advance of Round 2 this time around what (in broad outline) the theme of all the rounds will be. So, get working away on ideas for possible archetypes right now...
For the first time in a while I checked my Pathfinder Wikia page and saw an automated message there on my 'talk page' about the wikia having moved to wiki.
I know Wintergreen has been a bit busy with other stuff recently, but to try to get things rolling with regard to 2011, are UK Pathfinder Society members (and other gamers) happy still with Birmingham as a location for the convention? Given how 'cosy' the Year of the Shadow Lodge event was this year, it seems we need to look at larger rooms, at the very least, for 2011 and checking whether Birmingham as a location for the venue makes sense too.
Plus if there are any other comments/suggestions/feedback?
'Final APGs leave the booth' as in 'sold out'?
Oh joy! The summer holidays are coming up, but there is still decent BBC drama around.
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Pathfinder Chronicles, Campaign Setting, Absalom wrote:
...The Starstone itself rests in a massive cathedral perched atop a pillar of rock surrounded by a seemingly bottomless pit. Three bridges cross this expanse, one for each of the Ascendant's faithful. A fourth bridge, corresponding to Aroden and maintained by his aging clergy, crumbled when an earthquake rocked the city a decade ago and has not been repaired...P. 76
Pathfinder Chronicles, Campaign Setting, Geb wrote:
...In 3890, Geb took as his Harlot Queen the former warrior-goddess Arazni, Herald of Aroden, who was slain by the Whispering Tyrant Tar-Baphon during the Shining Crusade. Geb stole her corpse from the Knights of Ozem in Lastwall, reanimated her as a lich, and enthroned her in Mechitar, where she has reigned alongside Geb for the last 8 centuries...P. 77
Pathfinder Chronicles, Campaign Setting, Geb wrote:
...The ghost of the immortal necromancer Geb rules the undead dictatorship that bears his name. He rarely manifests before his people these days, trusting the governance of his kingdom to the debased lich Arazni, the Harlot Queen of Geb...P. 43-44
Classic Horrors Revisited, Mummy wrote:
...The Harlot Queen: This creature is the only known mummy created from the remains of a goddess. In life she was Arazni, warrior-herald of Aroden, who ascended when she passed the test of the Starstone. The Whispering Tyrant killed her during the Shining Crusade, and though her allies the Knights of Ozem buried her with full honors, the necromancer-ghost Geb stole her remains and animated her as a mummy, believing her the only creature worthy to rule beside him...
Help! First, Classic Horrors Revisited asserts that Arazni had taken the test of the Starstone (and isn't it usual Paizo practice to give 'test' in this context a capital letter for 'Test'?) when all the references which I can find in the Campaign Setting and Guide to Absalom indicate that Aroden, Norgorber, Cayden Cailean, and Iomedae are the only ones who have achieved divinity by this route (and the number of bridges in Ascendant Court to the Cathedral seems to back this up); second, Classic Horrors revisited asserts that Arazni was animated as a mummy, when again the Campaign Setting (and indeed the Arazni entry on P. 53 of Gods and Magic) seem to indicate that she was animated as a lich.
What's going on here, please? As far as I know the Campaign Setting is supposed to trump other products.
With Elaine's and Dave's novels due out in the autumn, giving some publicity to Golarion and possibly introducing some to it for the first time, will there be Season 2 scenarios set in the landscapes visited by the two novels?
Clarification, please: It seems to say on the voting thread that voters have six votes in Round 3... Is that correct, and if so is there an explanation for why the change in official format?
As of the current date (6th February, 2010) the following is the last known post by Jason Bulmahn on his journal, 'the codex of infinite pains':
The Codex of Infinite Pains wrote:
More never did come later.
Conspiracy theories anyone?
If you could clarify this, please?
Are contestants free to do whatever they wish with items which were rejected? I suspect we will be seeing quite a lot of that phrase 'good enough for an item book but NOT for Superstar' or variations thereof in the next few days.
I understand that Paizo staff enjoy having holidays, and earning more than a slave labour wage, but I have some concerns about the 'three hardcovers a year' schedule which is being lined up. At the end of 2009, I gather, hardcover sales did massively well; extra staff were taken on, The PostMonster General was able to take a holiday for the first time in years, and an additional print run of the core book had to be ordered as the first one had practically sold out. Given Paizo's usual high standards of quality I would be surprised if these hardcovers (Core rules and Bestiary) had not done well... they are the basic rulebooks which you need to play the game.
To reiterate my opening, I understand that hardcovers are (if popular enough) highly profitable, and that they can be very good for Paizo staff, but beyond what is currently scheduled, I hope that Paizo is looking outside of the conventional RPG box for future releases. My own suggestion is that possibly there could be an annual of some sort? I don't mean one which re-releases old material, but a sort of 250+ page 'super-pathfinder/wayfinder'. Marvel and DC comics sell thousands of annuals every year, after all, and they are essentially in the same business as Paizo - that of telling stories, albeit ones with a much higher emphasis/weight on artwork.
Anyway my thoughts on this subject, in the hope of getting a useful discussion about the future of hardcovers started...
Whilst those who have made the top 32 wait nervously to discover that they have and what their next assignment will be, and those of us who haven't wait for sudden disappointment, I thought I'd post a thread for gag villains on this forum.
So, to get things rolling:
(awakened elephant Rogue 10)
City deliberately left blank because I didn't want to go against canon in sources outside my collection (EG Cities of Golarion), and also so crazy GMs who actually want to borrow this may adapt it to their own campaigns.
And yes there is some inspiration here from a couple of passages of Dorothy L. Sayers... ;)
Once Round 1 is over and nothing remains but soul-crushing horror for those who are not facing the quite different insanity of trying to write Round 2 entries at the last minute which they hadn't thought that they'd actually need, posters might like to post items somewhere like this thread for Clark to grind to slime in best undead demon lord fashion.
I think last year the thread Clark posted with this title was duly stickied to prevent it from dropping down the forum until it was ready to receive posts...
Summoner Playtest Download wrote:
Given that the eidolon takes a form shaped by the summoner's desires, I think it reasonable to assume that some summoners are going to pick something incredibly sexy looking of the opposite gender... And that furthermore some are going to go so far as to mate with their eidolon, repeatedly.Whether a summoner needs to invest evolution points in an eidolon to be able to produce off-spring from such unions, or whether it can happen anyway without any such intent by the summoner, it seems to me likely that the patter of tiny feet is going to occasionally result, so what exactly are half-eidolons?
Are they a sort of native outsider variant of a doppleganger?
The homepage of the Oerth Journal appears to have been hacked (at the time of the posting of this message). Does anyone know if the message that the hacker left identifies them as the same hacker that has attacked Sinister?
I would also inquire as to what effect a bard using a shadow conjuration from a scroll to duplicate a summon instrument would have on any performance made with the resulting instrument, but since shadow conjuration cannot be used to duplicate bard-only [creation] or [summoning] spells, the situation is unlikely to arise....
Post your PC deaths here!
I gather that Turin the Mad is running Council of Thieves, so I shall expect to see a goodly bodycount reported from his group, if from no-one else. (Especially given that PF #26 was written as a Pett & Logue 'special'.)
So would there be interest in such a product, either as a pdf or a dead tree product?
Sorry about this. :(
I feel a thread is required where frustration can be vented regarding the inadequacies of sports-teams/managers/referees/those who make the rules or equipment for various games... I'm starting to feel somewhat guilty about posting regarding such matters on the Things in Life That Suck or general rant thread.
So, to kick things off: A team of a dozen clowns masquerading as the England cricket team were spotted in St. Johns Wood this afternoon. Their pratfalls were astonishing. All it needed to put a cap on the bungling performance by both selectors and the team as a whole were a couple of buckets of whitewash and a car that fell to bits.
The necromancer Cardden returns to his lair in a semi-ruined castle on a mountain-spur between two deep valleys. A trail winds away from the dilapidated gates, travelling down into one of the valleys and to a track some five miles distant which connects, a further dozen miles away, to the nearest settlement and monastery (which latter also has an omniportal).
The trees of the forest of Nightdene are ancient beyond the years of man, the ground and glades between their boughs filled with tangled bushes, well-trodden paths, mysterious circles of stones, quiet pools, babbling streams, and occasional forest settlements; and almost everywhere a deep, rich, carpet of leaf-loam lies. The great forest spreads for almost a thousand miles, with much to keep one with the lifespan of even an elf busy with the exploring.