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i would like to simulate arrows lodging themselves into player and enemy characters when hit but cannot find any rules on it
I'm interested (depending on rolls) in either a cleric of Nethys or a wizard, aiming at Mystic Theurge. I have no PbP play experience, though I'm an avid reader.
Focus Int or Wis 18, foible Cha 8
I make that a total bonus of 3 (shame)
GM Captain Trips wrote:
Thank you for your consideration. The point was the very different character of a bleached gnome, so I'll pass. Happy recruiting :)
I am interested in submitting a bleached gnome druid (I'm not moved to play the usual obsessive and excitable gnome).
'The Bleaching' is described in 'Gnomes of Golarion', p. 25 (Bleachlings are easily recognised by their subdued coloration and calm, dreamy manner. - rather like Luna Lovegood, if you're familiar with Harry Potter).
In game terms, she will be middle aged (-1 to physical stats, +1 to mental stats), gain druid as an additional favoured class (but I'll probably stick with druid), and gain speak with animals at will.
Is this at all acceptable?
This would be my first PbP, so I don't have a relevant posting history, but I am online most days, so expect to be able to post daily.
Aubrey the Malformed wrote:
As an aside, what Lars was doing seems to have little to do with the archery that was practiced by English longbowmen. Their main tactic was to fire rapidly, but to fire high so that arrows rained down from above in an area rather than specifically aiming. They didn't use quivers much either, they jammed their arrows in the ground point first when they wanted to use them in combat. But they didn't jump around much either but operated in groups to lay down heavy density arrow-rain. The arrows didn't have much problem penetrating armour, certainly not chain mail, as most of the impetus for the arrow on penetration was from gravity and the fall from the parabolic reajectory rather than from the pull itself. A lot of the development of armour in the middle ages was an arms race against the arrows - chain mail was pretty useless, which is why plate mail progressively developed. Lars might be more relevant for Asian composite bows and horseback archery but that was not the bag of the English longbowmen (which were six feet long).
and as a consequence, I've been told, were at high risk of contracting tetanus.
I imagine they would assess, run through (their own) checklist of simple/quick solutions (eg, find the corpse and provide funeral rites), depending on their own specialities, and inform the local church and what they've tried. It would be a responsibility for the church as a whole and for them to find an expert if necessary. All communities need midwives and funeral rites, so it's a widespread faith.
Contrast a small woman putting all her weight on your foot through a stiletto heel versus someone a lot heavier but with a wide flat heel? I know which I'd least like.
Hmm. My generally loveable and cute cat likes to lie on the paperwork, and chase dice, and push pawns around, and is generally just a b@@@y nuisance...
I'm just worried that the unchained classes will completely eclipse and replace the core classes. If that ends up to be the case, why bother with them as an option, why not errata the core book to fix the classes?
I expect they will for some people - those people who have serious problems with the monk, barbarian and rogue classes. I expect they won't for people who who find those classes ok. There seem to be a lot of people on each side.
Are they coming out faster and faster? I thought there was an established rate of 3 hardbacks a year (one of which is a bestiary/codex type book of monsters or NPCs for GMs). I don't think the upcoming unchained, occult, etc. is changing that.
It's supposed to be scary kids TV - scaring kids is kind of the point. Like most other Brits, I have fond memories of watching it from behind the sofa or from under a blanket. If kids don't usually want to hide at some point, it's not scary enough.
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Yes, my dad's eyes were black, or so very dark brown you'd have to be very close to see they weren't.
I just figured the rule was there for crazy characters trying to activate a scroll without knowing what spell was on it.
I don't think you can activate a scroll without reading it somehow and hence knowing what's on it - you can try to cast a spell that's above your level though, which requires a caster check.
Britons who harbour resentment tend to direct it towards Thatcher.
Rule of cool, I expect. Plus the skeleton-crewed ship is a staple of ghost stories all round the world, e.g. The Flying Dutchman, sightings of which seem quite consistent.
Actually (from wiki), Tolkien took over a decade to write Lord of the Rings (1937-1949, although admittedly WW II would have interfered). It was then published from 1954 with the writing finished.(Gave him the luxury of being able to edit Fellowship and Two Towers as necessary when writing Return).
He was a university professor, not making a living as a professional writer, so I don't think comparison to anyone else is helpful
I was going to say that I was imagining the world-wide outcry if J.K Rowling had failed to finish the Harry Potter series, but the thought is just too horrendous. On the other hand, she promised (at least implicitly) and delivered exactly 7 books in a relatively timely manner.
Unlike Robert Jordan and 'The Wheel of Time', where he seemed to think it fine to wander off into every side character's story.
I believe I'm going to have the 'pleasure' of voting for the constituency Farage is standing for in the next election. I feel compelled to turn out and vote against him, even if it means voting Tory (shudder). Boris is standing for election as well, of course. Do you think he'll steal UKIP votes back for the Tories?
Would you not speak out if you saw someone doing something you thought dangerous and it seemed they didn't?
My take is that his meaning is this:
Monty Python, Red Dwarf, Blackadder, Yes Minister (and Yes Prime Minister), the 'Wallace and Gromit' films ('The Wrong Trousers' etc), Fawlty Towers, (what others d people know that have made it to the States?)
(It's OK to tell us we're all nutters -we're rather proud of that.)
Pride released in the UK 2 weeks ago.
I don't know if it's likely to be available outside the UK, the history is very UK-specific. The miner's strike in 1984 was incredibly divisive in the UK, and even now, thirty years on, there's bitterness. I never heard about a "Gays and Lesbians support the miners" group at the time though
Josh M. wrote:
Yes, I'm sorry for over reacting. It was late and I was tired. Bad time to post anything.
I still think, though, that, especially for kids, the artwork is a lot about self-insertion - "Hey, I can do that, be that person"
Josh M. wrote:
The iconics aren't only, or even probably mostly, eye candy. They're also representative of the PCs I might play, and self-insertion for my self. And as as an over-40, less-than-fit woman, eye candy only is like telling me I ought to invest in plastic surgery (that I can't afford) become a hermit, or perhaps only go out of doors with a paper bag over my head.
Please note, though, I am only asking for diversity
Bjørn Røyrvik wrote:
I'm really in the 'adding water/ice is sacrilege' camp, but I try to be polite. Perhaps if I wasn't drinking a good single malt, but then I'd probably pass anyway
So how do you achieve that?
A good starting point is, for example, if someone is casting a few hundred extras for TV or film in London (very multicultural) they cover the whole demographic as far as possible - i.e lots of non-white extras, the whole age demographic, a lot of people grouped into families or couples, some of which are same sex.
Because acceptance only really seems to happen when most people can say "Like (my mate/guy on TV) X, then"
Does Gozreh have a planar realm? I wasn't able to find one. As he's 'nature personified' in a sense, I rather liked the idea of his realm actually being the prime material - a sort of super kami.
Where do kami originate any way? Can a petitioner return as a kami?
Do you give enough info to a ranger so they don't choose a useless favoured enemy? Do you let them know whether to expect mostly urban or mostly wilderness? Because it's easy to build a totally useless character without any info
Gentleman Alligator wrote:
A Judy Dench will do nicely thanks. Gives hope to all us ageing ladies out here.
What country and what time period, for starters. Professional army, mercenary troops?
Well, then he'd be powerful enough that some of his sworn men are lords in their own right and have their own sworn men, so I think it's more "Lord such-and-such take your men there and Lord so-and-so take your men there and...".
A hierarchy of the lords sworn to him. If he (or more, the army) is lucky, the more powerful ones are actually competent.
One thing I'm curious about:
as a GM I have to play both genders (and lots of non-human creatures) to the best of my ability, and for all of them (even one of '6 guards') I try to have some hook to run if they're pushed into the limelight, regardless of their gender.
So, to other GMs, are you more concerned about genders when playing a PC than you would be playing an NPC? I don't think I am.