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So the party of four move stealthily from Nadya's house to the centre of the village, where the guards are. Or rather 2 of them move stealthily, the Barbarian (Erisabetta) got about a 12, I think while the cleric (Min, cleric of Gozreh, wields a trident) makes a complete mess of things, and the guards get less than the 12 (say) needed to see Erisabetta.
So, "Erisabetta makes a sorry attempt at finding cover, but that's ok, because Min's made such a racket, everyone's staring at her. The leader of the guards, seeing only one person advancing in the middle of the street, marches cockily towards you and demands you lay down your weapons. Now what?"
"Er....I charge the leader and stick my trident in his chest."
"You what? Er.. Well I suppose he's surprised. I'm certainly surprised."
"He's surprised? Min's surprised herself, nevermind anyone else." Makes successful attack.
"Right, he's looking down, rather shocked at a trident sticking in his chest. Initiatives."
Cue slaughter of guards by Min and rest of party.
"Are you my mummy?"
-I nominate 'The Empty Child' as the the most traumatising episode ever...
This is one of the strangest rules in the game; requiring a feat to draw two weapons at the same time. Like a regular person can't use both hands at the same time to do basically the same thing on opposite sides of your body.
There was a lecturer when I was at university, who would try to use two board cleaners at the same time, and one hand would slow down and stop, and he'd notice and concentrate on it, and the other hand would slow down and stop; and he'd notice and concentrate on it and the first hand would slow down and stop....
So no, depending on the task, you can't necessarily do the same task with both hands and the same time.
I just don't see how this character would work in an RPG. I thought that newer RPGs were all about the player controlling their character. If the player has no control over when they rage, who would either want to play this pre-gen or have them in their party? There would be zero chance of coordinating any attacks, and a high probability of friendly-fire incidents. Just seems inconceivable that this character would be anything but a lone-wolf.
A lapse of memory at the end of the rage doesn't mean the player can't make all the decisions during the rage, the PC just doesn't remember afterwards.
Not to make fun of this... But how many of us bullied our siblings when we were younger?
Not me, she was 6 years older than me, and always a lot bigger. By the time I caught up size-wise, we both knew better. And we don't judge children by the same standards as adults.
Edit: IS 6 years older than me, still :) That hasn't changed.
Kirth Gersen wrote:
Even more important, do you thread toilet paper so that it pulls forward from the top, like a civilized person does, or so you have to pull it forward from underneath, like a scurvy villain?
If you have a toddler, then paper that pulls from the top can very quickly become unrolled paper in a pile on the floor. I prefer it on the roll.
If one were, say, born bisexual, then one would hypothetically have a choice to be either 'gay' or 'straight' lifestyle-wise (in addition to just going with being bisexual). That doesn't change one's inherent sexual orientation, just how one chooses to express it. Your friend might easily fall into this category (and thus be legitimately happy with his wife), without the idea of changing orientation through will or faith being very applicable. And most people are at least a bit bisexual, so this whole scenario isn't even that uncommon per se...it's just also not necessarily a change in sexual orientation.
Except we don't really have much choice in who we develop a crush on.
Now I need an unfavorate tag. Or a 'Why oh why was I did I follow that link?' tag
It's probable that they'll meet the ghost Vesorianna before any of the 5 malign ghosts, so as long as they talk to her you can feed them info then.
Perhaps, as well, the moment they do learn some relevant info, (perhaps a knowledge check looking at spell remains) award them XP, so they know research is going to get them something.
N N 959 wrote:
It really helps to decide and write down what the combatants will do when certain triggers happen (e.g. retreat on X hps or when so many allies have fallen or whatever) when preparing for the session. You can stick to it when tempted to meta-game, and produce it in your defense if accused of meta-gaming
DM Under The Bridge wrote:
In Golarion for a Sargava game I ran, it was curious that the Mwangi do not worship good gods. Check out the initial info, it is all evil gods, demons and neutral gods. I get they wanted African savages in their games, but I surprised darkies worshipping evil gods came through so strongly, they are normally more pc than that. .
I wonder if this is a consequence of Christian missionaries so often demonising local gods or spirits in the past.
Impressive list :)
Sorry to nitpick, but I hope you meant 'abdicate':
(I'm imagining him trying to teach it to read, or showing it elementary grammar, or testing its knowledge of history )
British dialects can be used, for those who know how, to find where the person grew up to the number on the street, what hir parents did for a living, and so on. This is just a slight exaggeration. As I understand it, Americans really don't have a concept of this.
Except for us army children who may have lived in 6 or more different places before we reached 6 years old (which was when my father left the army - my sister was 12 and I have no idea how many places she'd lived in by then).
I never understood why people gripe about a company selling things to make money. How are they going to stay in business if they don't keep putting things out? If Paizo had released the Core Rulebook and Bestiary only, by now they'd be a distant memory. And the first rule of new gaming products states you don't have to buy it. Ever.
Except we seem to have an unquenchable thirst for APs and modules, and lots of regions in Golarion are barely outlined at all :)
I swear the halfling in in the Inner Sea World Guide looks like Sylvester Stallone (for those that like Sly)
The most egregious example I can find? I haven't gone and exhaustively scoured all my Paizo products (not that I've got that many anyway). You said 'find any product', I went and fetched my Faith Books.
I don't know where you live but in my day-to-day life, I see women of all ages, very few of whom are scantily clad. (Or do you only notice women at all if they're under 35, say?)
I think many - such as in the post above - are grossly exaggerating the problem and doing so in an apparently misguided attempt to convince the lone company in the industry that doesn't need convincing. I suspect that its not the company they're actually trying to convince on these message boards, hence the hyperbole and straw men that are so often advanced as hard fact.
I agree the post is an exaggeration, but not that gross an exaggeration. I agree that Paizo are doing a vary good job, I'd still like to see them do a better job.
Oh, and thank you James and Lissa and Erik (and any other Paizo staff reading) for your responses to this thread. It's really nice to know that you're paying attention and think we might have a point.
(I'll ... go away now, before I devolve into complete snark.)
Oh, and thank you James and Lissa and Erik (and any other Paizo staff reading) for your responses to this thread. It's really nice to know that you're paying attention and recognise that there is a valid point to be made..
Faiths of Purity:
Cayden Cailean illustration, female revealing bust and hips
Faiths of Balance:
In Faiths of Corruption the illustrations are all non-revealing, consisting of 4 male, 4 female and 1 I'm not sure of.
So, yeah. Not 99% but not off-base either
You have back story. but what is his character like? Is he a morning person, or is he best not spoken to till after coffee? Is he methodical, maybe meticulous in keeping armour and weapons in order? Is he used to servants doing everything and keeps suddenly remembering he needs to do things for himself? Does he care about what he eats and drinks, perhaps fussy, or a connoisseur? Does he like to read and if so, what?
Think about how he might behave during a typical day, in camp and at meals and waiting for things. What he thinks about weather or comforts, how much, if at all, he prefers staying in inns, what he enjoys and what he hates.
Draco Bahamut wrote:
Well, here in the winter in the UK, when it's just above freezing, we can get icy rain/melting snow and wind chill.
Wet skin and cold winds, (or possibly worse, soaking wet, icy cold clothes leeching the warmth out of you) is a quick route to death from hypothermia.
So a couple of thinlayers under that armour for Jirelle, and someone fetch Seoni a blanket before she catches her death!
Actually, Paris was liberated by the Free French Army and the French Forces of the Interior and the Americans. And the French Resistance.
Consider the Normandy Landings, for example. The US fielded 73,000 troops, without whom, the invasion would have failed. The British and Canadians (and Australians and Belgians and free French and Poles and Norwegians and lots of other nationalities) fielded 83,000 troops, without whom, the invasion would have failed. And the French Resistance sabotaged railways and cut Normandy off from Germany, so without them it probably would have failed. And gratitude does not extend to forgetting or ignoring all the non-US troops involved.
Did you know the George Cross was awarded to the entire Island of Malta? The entire island? Do you think perhaps it was for sitting back and twiddling their thumbs?
Well, you're being flippant about some 380,000 military and 67,000 civilian deaths just in Britain.
Please explain. In the UK, 'cemetery' is more or less another word for 'graveyard', and as such, where burials normally do take place.
What, exactly, is your problem with the Brits?
And be careful in your phrasing.
Because I don't think there's a single town or village in Britain that doesn't have a war memorial for the soldiers who've died for their country. World War I and II and many conflicts since.
So the dragon prepares to breathe, and the wizard can cast a spell taking a move action before the dragon actually breathes? Pushing it, I think.
There are posters here from all round the world. Different countries, different cultures, different laws re alcohol, different alcohol, different drinking cultures.
Don't assume that if you normally expect people to drink moderately and sensibly, that means other people, possibly from a completely different part of the world, can do the same.
I used to know someone who would quite often lose his temper and become violent when he drank, (although I never saw him do worse than punch a hole in a door). When he started drinking, it was rather like having a powder keg in the corner of the room, and waiting for the explosion. I can't imagine being able to sit down and play an rpg with some one (or several someones) like that present. Nor would I stay at a wedding if it seemed certain a drunken brawl was going to break out (though I don't know if those are your reasons, Hama).
Jessica Price wrote:
Doesn't do anything for me. Pretty, but overall very feminine. On the other hand, I find overly muscled body builders grotesque. I find muscles shaped by a purpose (rowers, swimmers gymnasts, removal men,...) attractive, but not muscles for their own sake.
The most beautiful man in the world, is of course, Johnny Depp
I don't find him sexy though.
My recollection is that Black Fang flees to his (main) lair, which is elsewhere. I could have misremembered.
The AP will lessen the load in the sense that it has locations, NPCs, monsters, etc, so you don't have to design any encounters. It will assume familiarity with the core rulebook (which is 575 pages and mostly lists the rules without giving much in the way of examples of how to use them). It will assume you can come up with something yourself if the unexpected happens, like the whole party being captured, or deciding to explore places or talk to people not developed in the adventure, and, I don't know, it assumes you've played before at the given level, I suppose.
I've GMed a fair bit of DnD 3.5 (the PCs almost up to 6th level) and have started running Reign of Winter. And every encounter, pretty much is 'new monster, how does that work' or 'new PC class, how does that work', or 'new spells,..', or 'grapple (shudder)'...
It can be done, but you might prefer a less steep learning curve :)
Welcome to Pathfinder. Where, sometimes the PCs get lucky and kill your BBEG (Big Bad Evil Guy) when you were banking on it escaping : ) It happens, and good GMs roll with it.
So, off the top of my head, the dragon is dead. Dragons are famous for having hoards. If they're not interested in finding it just because, (or out of greed) have someone suggest it to them. The contents become the hot topic of conversation. If they don't go looking for it, other people will. Perhaps foolhardy youngsters. Meanwhile other creatures are moving into an empty lair. Or. if you (or they) don't want to bother, a large party from the town go and loot it and enrich the whole town.
As far as I know, Black Fang's lair doesn't play any part in Rise of the Rune Lords (if that's what you meant). I wouldn't recommended diving into an Adventure Path so soon, they assume a fair bit of experience in players and the GM. There isn't any 'correct' next step, though; You can take your PCs anywhere, including putting them on a ship and sailing them to pretty much anywhere in Golarion. Whatever you think will be fun for you and your player(s).
These are all high level spells, requiring high level casters. The simple answer is, don't dive in at a high level. Start the PCs at 1st level, (or 3rd, I suppose, if they've played through the BB). Start figuring out the 3rd level spells. Don't worry about 4th level spells till you start using 7th level casters. Use slow progression if you feel you need more time - hopefully your players will understand that you can only master so much at a time. (And get hold of all the free or cheap modules you can, and steal shamelessly.)