Sara Marie wrote:
So...this begs the question...what's the point of the Volunteer, Guest, and Other Complimentary Badges?
fighter will beat ranger against most enemies...if the campaign features a favored enemy heavily the the ranger might be an option though, but fighter probably still is better DPS, though the ranger will have better saves and skills.
Richard Pett wrote:
Rich, this is awesome...it really sets the tone for the Pagoda...I can't believe it was cut! I'm going to include it in my groups game...and I'm trying to picture the relationship between the PIT and PAGODA...the pagoda is in the center, the pit is an empty lake, but there are also 3 other lakes that are full...
The briefing arrives via a seagull with a message scroll. The briefing is written in explosive runes.
An Epic Kraken swallows your ship whole. You notice the briefing is written on the inside of the stomach.
a Rain cloud drips acid onto the deck of your ship, writing the briefing out as it burns through the decks.
The Briefing arrives, written in cursive using marvelous pigments on your sails. The writing forms the shape of a giant upside down chalice filled with 1000 gallons of alchemist fire.
Rob McCreary wrote:
Yeah, I noticed that today, not just a template. My bad call on that one.I'm going through the mod upping the encounters for my 7 player group I'm running for. They're going to have a good time in this mod I think!
Awesome helmet! Kudos to you for all the good work! Also, to the posters saying a female has to wear the helmet, I don't see why other clerics can't have similar helmets to Kyra's style. A man could definitely wear a helm like that and still rock the kasbah.
Sure, but there's not been one pictured in Paizo art!
And make sure the model has a high charisma! :)
Prestige Awards and purchases in PFS- What's specifically allowed from the Core rulebook? Does it include enhancements for weapons & armor.
Eric Morris wrote:
You can get +1 Mithral Full Plate without worrying about Fame limitations, because Mithral is "always available" and the +1 enhancement is also "always available". You could even add +1 adamantine Armor Spikes to the armor without worrying about fame limitations. But any further additions to the armor such as a +2, or +1 light Fortification, and now the TOTAL VALUE of the armor comes into play, including the special material cost of the armor, and fame will limit you on how much that is. Unless of course, it shows up as a found item on a chronicle, in which case you can buy it that way.
If you are hit with adamantine, then only the DR/- applies. any other time you have DR/10 adamantine.
I don't believe Shield Focus stacks with Deflective Shield to provide a bonus to Touch AC on top of the regular AC bonus.
EDIT: I present Cannon Glass. The dumbest orc fighter you'll ever see.
Orc Fighter 12
1: EWP Falcata
Furious Focus requires you to wield the weapon two handed
Personally, I prefer the double sword build because you can switch between TFW and 2HF if you need to, though the x3 crit is hard to beat in the falcata.
Jason Nelson wrote:
I've been toying around with running Kingmaker, and I've been thinking of adding a Council of Mayors (from all the towns you wind up building), and that would be a good place to put NPC's and Retainers.
Still holding a candle for the Tian Xia World Guide. Long shot, sure, but I can dream.
I like the idea of an Ultimate Rogue/Ultimate Scoundrel book - nice companion to Combat and Magic.
I'd like to see some effort on updating PDFs and books that have need of heavy errata...Ultimate Equipment anybody?
and a new idea...how about Ultimate Society...collect a full season of PFS releases in a single tome...
Neither can clerics. you're still limited to spells per DAY.CRB, p.39
Like other spellcasters, a cleric can cast only a certain
Lady Ophelia wrote:
A lady should! A man agrees this would be interesting...
if you're willing to spend a few bucks, I'd check out the "Under Frozen Stars" adventure path plug-in from legendary games, as well as "The Baleful Coven". I added Under Frozen Stars but Baleful Coven wasn't out in time for me to run it as intended so I'm either going to skip it or plug it in later heavily modified.
My group spent some time investigating the monoliths around the path of agheni, but there's not much info in the mod about them other than they exist, so be prepared to wing it a little on that score.
With the Under Frozen Stars plugin, I didn't need to add too many random encounters for XP.
I didn't either, so I just ignored that part. I wouldn't allow Miriya to come along though, the AP gets to be pretty easy with the NPCs they have already...4 main NPC
I've already dropped Skygni and will drop Ulf soon from the campaign as he's fulfilled his obligation to the party and seen them over the crown of the world.
Doram ob'Han wrote:
They can't use the term Nameless Spires in non-Paizo material. You can do a search of the PDF for Nameless Spires, but they're 150 miles North of the tower.
when I ran it I just put them both in the same alien city at the north pole.
had one death at our table of 5. Paladin, Paladin, Cleric, Magus, and my Paladin/Monk/Bard.
Magus died. Many scary (ie challenging!) encounters. Got to the end but could not clear the last rooms. Felt mildly gipped as we fought encounters probably EL+5 or +6, and only got about standard gold...but still a great crawl. Enjoy!
part I was written as a two-round scenario, it should be expected to take 8 hours to play on average.
And yes it was cool! I played it about a year ago, that PC is now 18th level. I really wish Paizo would write a second level 12 arc. HINT HINT!
Eric Saxon wrote:
correct. You can get the mithral agile breastplate, and make it +1, without concern for Fame limitations. To go to +2, however you must have the fame required for the value of a +2 mithral agile breastplate.
The Magus enhancement bonus lasts for one minute, so you could arcane strike, for the 9 rounds after, and they would stack, since the damage from Arcane Strike is untyped.
What I'm curious about, is this - do feats and traits and magic items that increase caster level count for thresholds in Arcane Strike?
The Path of the Aganhei skirts the coldest part of the High Ice, the Boreal Expanse, so there would typically be more risk traveling the straight route, as well as being more isolated - fewer camps, fewer travelers. She would target the Path because that is where the highest concentration of people would be."Season of Travel" bit needs some fudging I think, we're told its "off season" as far back as Kalsgard, but we're never told when the "season" is. As it takes a long time (travel-wise) to get from book 2 to book 3, and the path over the high ice should take months by itself (owing to the incorrect travel time in Jade Regent vs. core rules speed for wagons overland). So there should be a window described in which its Ok to leave Kalsgard for the High Ice if they want to get across to Tian Xia.
The clues found in Tunuak's bore show Katiyana's plan for the storms if she's not dealt with, so its in the party's interest to deal with her before she gets too powerful.
What's lost in the text is the obelisks - there's no mechanism for them being placed or constructed and what their effect is on controlling the storms so far as I can tell, and that would have been a good bit of information to have. My group spent some time investigating the obelisks and I had to wing most of it.
Wealth should be awarded by the challenges presented to the players, not some artificial "wealth by level" table that is a guideline. doing any different is a fundamental change to the way scenarios are written - never has wealth awarded depended on the level of the player.
The best solution in my mind is to go back to eliminating the PFS XP system of 1 per adventure, and instead award xp and gold based on the scenario in question (medium progression). advancement for playing up would take care of itself, as players who played up would get more XP as well as gold, and thus keep in line with the WBL guidelines. That's the problem with playing up right now. There's no XP downside.
I mean, I get that, but why not play BESM or something? Or one of a billion other cartoon archetypes that don't involve animal people. Seriously, it's just super weird to me that there's this massive fixation on that one super specific thing.
My Kitsune is the furthest from anime as you can get...I play him as a faceless man from Game of Thrones...he's got a +30 disguise check at 5th level to appear as a specific human...had some fun with the aspis consortium with that...
Sigvard Human Barbarian 1 (Fighter favored Class)
STR 16 (20 Raging)
CON 14 (18 Raging)
Fort +4/+6 Raging
Don't go Divine Hunter. The free feat at level 1 is awesome, but every other change is super bad. Be a normal paladin or take oath of vengeance for more smiting.
My current PFS archer build is a kitsune Paladin 2 (divine hunter) Monk 2 (Zen Archer) Bard 1 (archeologist)...9 feats at level 5...Precise shot
Improved Unarmed Strike
Point Blank Shot
Weapon Focus (Longbow)
I've traded 2 BAB for some awesome saves 12/13/12. He's a bard from here on out though, so the BAB build is not ideal (except for that 3rd paladin level somewhere), and for feats a pure fighter build is probably still better.
he plays as a "faceless man" from game of thrones :)
later on I can take a third level of paladin, and get the silver smite bracelets (I'd smite as a 7th level paladin then, 3x a day for +7 dmg).
regarding your bow, you can get up to a +3 STR composite longbow made of darkwood for 2PA in PFS, so save your money. darkwood is MW, so its ready for your magic additions when the time comes. if you get your strength high enough you want to improve the bow's str, don't sell it just add adaptive for 1000 gold later on down the line, so you don't have to sell the bow and lose money on the sale.
lets see...my PFS fighter...level 16 fighter 2 barbarian
A man shared a great many adventures with new companions in the society...though one companion should really learn how to swim. If a companion were to repent his ways and come to worship the beautiful god, Shelyn, a man could see helping him not to drown so much, next time.
The discussion on page 400 if the core rulebook regarding characters above starting level 1, refers to 15% of the wealth being spent on consumables.
If this is the assumption for PCs (as it seems to be) then the 2PA 750GP conversion is really taking away that 15% expenditure and putting it back into the character. Its like giving the character 115% WBL, if the real GP award is intended to be 100% WBL.
Joe M. wrote: