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Pathfinder Society Member. 1,256 posts (6,776 including aliases). No reviews. 2 lists. No wishlists. 2 Pathfinder Society characters. 18 aliases.


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Osirion

I've built a few characters around this, actually. It's really effective.

Edit: to answer the question, I have yet to find a really good argument against doing this should you wish.

Osirion

I would also like to mention Third Mind. I don't run into him much, but when I do he's always helpful.

Osirion

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Scavion wrote:
Choon wrote:

You know, I've been reading "tacticslion" for months and my mind has been seperating that word as tactic-slion, which made no sence but I thought, It's the Internet. Whatever.

Then, about 30 seconds ago, my mind finally saw "tactics-lion". The world makes so much more sence now!
It really is pronounced tactic-slion. Tactics Lion? Whose ever heard of such a silly username.

Ha! I knew it! I'm not crazy! *Rocks in nice white coat with spiffy buckles*

Osirion

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You know, I've been reading "tacticslion" for months and my mind has been seperating that word as tactic-slion, which made no sence but I thought, It's the Internet. Whatever.
Then, about 30 seconds ago, my mind finally saw "tactics-lion". The world makes so much more sence now!

Osirion

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All my favorites have been mentioned, but I'll name drop Ravingdork, TOZ, blackbloodtroll, and Mark Hoover as they have had a particularly strong influence on my development as a player and my level of system mastery over the last couple years.

Also, I need to mention Treantmonk. I've never actually seen him post, but any thread such as this needs to have his name in it somewhere.

Osirion

Indeed. Have you play tested yet? Sub-rounds raised a pacing red flag for me as well.

Osirion

So, how is this "closing the gap" different from normal move-action movement?

Osirion

I thought so. Just being clear. :)

Osirion

GM Olmek wrote:


ReliantLion wrote:

Is "one of your traits" referring to some limitation on racial traits I'm unaware of or background traits? Or am I just reading it wrong?

I think I may just be reading into it to much and you just want to give us elbow room, being all dwarves.

The Ability Score Traits can be taken as one of the two non-campaign traits. So it will take the same slot as something like Reactionary.

In addition, you can use the various alternative racial traits presented in the Advanced Race Guide, like Ancient Enmity replacing the Dwarf racial trait Hatred. Those can be found here. I hope that clears it up.

Does that mean that the trait ability modifiers are in addition to the standard dwarven ability mods?

Osirion

Huzzah Dwarf! I already have a concept, but I may scrap it depending on build rules.

Edit:

That concept would be:
an old (by crunch if you allow me to use age categories) dwarf wizard taking the Craft speed alternate trait and focusing my spells on making everyone else awesome and our foe's lives sucky.

He is the family Loremaster. He is very old, insisted on coming along as it has been his dream for (literally) centuries to undertake this quest. He is never seen without the Book, a singularly massive tome that contains all his research and notes on the family's history.

Osirion

Adahn_Cielo wrote:

I'll dot.

Preference for drows, not because I particularly like them but because:
1)That would probably be the only chance I'd have to play a Lamashtu based character and
2) Dwarves are boring and grumpy :P

I mainly picked dwarves because killing siblings is a thing with drow. :)

Osirion

I'm really interested in trying out the dwarven archetypes (especially the Forgemaster), but I'm kindof underwhelmed by them.

Osirion

I like the dwarf concept. I have my real life game tonight so I won't be able to roll something until tomorrow, but I'm very interested.

What character creation rules will you be using?

Osirion

Looking that up actually provided some inspiratio for several subterranean cities connected via teleportation or some such. Thanks!

Osirion

*Mr. Spokesman says*
Yes! Rick the Lumberjack was mailed an honorary membership card last week. We think. Last Tuesday (mail day) is kinda fuzzy for us.

Osirion

I'm trying to brainstorm ideas for just about every facet of a society located mostly underground (massive caverns) that does not posess widespread Darkvision and had opted not to hang massive magical lights on the ceiling.

This culture/society has developed a system that values glowing magical items. The more varied and strong your glow, the greater your status in society. I am house ruling that each school of magic gives off a distinct color if the item glows and its caster level determines the strength of the glow.

I am looking to pick the minds of this board to see what comes to mind when you imagine this kind of society. Any input is welcome. This is meant to be a subrerfuge or social encounter area. Less combat oriented. Here are two of my ideas:

1) Producing or modifying auras is equivalent to counterfeiting, and the city has specialized police on the lookout for such things.

2) Poorer parts of the city are darker than middle class or rich parts. Ioun torches are pervasive.

So, thoughts anyone?

Osirion

Congratulations, Corvino, but we all know these things don't close down at 101. :)

102. The Bushwhacked Bushwhackers
A Dwarven organization dedicated to the eradication of all things forested. They are a zealous remnant of a Dwarven prejudice against trees and above-ground vegetation gone mad. Their second most defining attribute is an alcohol consumption rate that even other dwarves label excessive. The end result is a nearly continuous and mostly ineffective but very boisterous tree-felling party. Noone knows what will happen should their mystical, magical Ever-freshly-tapped Keg run dry.

Osirion

Heh, and in march two bards at nearly the same time. :)

Osirion

4d6 ⇒ (1, 2, 6, 1) = 10=9
4d6 ⇒ (4, 3, 2, 2) = 11=9
4d6 ⇒ (4, 5, 2, 1) = 12=11
4d6 ⇒ (6, 5, 6, 3) = 20=17
4d6 ⇒ (4, 1, 6, 4) = 15=14
4d6 ⇒ (6, 6, 5, 3) = 20=17

I might be able to work with that. Lets see what I can come up with before bed. :)

Osirion

BigDTBone wrote:
SlimGauge wrote:
My favorite "english" unit is stone-furlongs/fortnight
Why do you need to measure torque over time?

It could be not only applicable, but vital to such builds as trippers, disarmers, and grapplers. *nods sagely*

Osirion

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10. (To a murderous prince who plans to kill your love after marrying her in order to incite war. Oh, and you've recently been resurrected by a mad mage via a mysterious pill covered in chocolate)
Linky

Osirion

I totally missed that part of the S&S player's guide. I wonder if my players would like that.

My table has joked in the past about things becoming a red mist after taking 700+ damage from one of our super optimized corner case characters, but it never happened to a PC.

Osirion

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So, I'm not really sorry for the necro. This thread needs a post every now and again for the sake of posterity. It should never be forgotten.
This is the thread I come to on a day when I need a laugh. I made it to page 3, post 23 before I had to stop reading and compose myself. Laughing to tears at work is... undignified.

Best thread ever.

Osirion

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richard develyn wrote:
wraithstrike wrote:
Now if they can get you alone and start getting you to kiss them you are in trouble.

I know just what you mean.

Richard

Whatever you do, Avoid the Grapple.

Or not. It's really up to you.

As for dangerous beasties, I find Canopy Creepers to be highly dangerous. Especially to squishy or low strength characters. Not to mention a reach of 100 feet.
Yes, you read that right. 100 ft.

Osirion

Standeroff: Titan Mauler Barb 2/ Two weapon fighter x

Standeroff is one of the more unique members of the competition. He doesn't win all his fights, but he is concidered a mid-tier underdog. He has a constantly retreating style and fights with two spears. If he succeeds in keeping his foe at bay, he wins.

Osirion

Whoa! 2.66 years worth of thread necro! Wow.

But yes, I'm pretty sure it's Paizo, not third party as it comes from a Pathfinder Chronicle called Seekers of Secrets

Osirion

Bronnwynn wrote:

RAW? No.

Honestly, I wouldn't nitpick it. It's not worth the bother.

+1

I have played in this campaign once and GM'd it twice. This level of nitpick is rarely useful. If the item doesn't call for a penalty or naturally apply a penalty due to its nature, don't apply one arbitrarily. Just go with it.

Osirion

1) Can that ale be safely Mage-handed?

2) What are the chances I'll get away with it?

3) If I get caught, Brawl?

4) Fun times.

Osirion

I'll be building you something tonight!
I'll probably go Oracle focusing on buffs for spells and combat maneuvers. Probably oracle of Battle, possibly dual cursed, maybe going into Barbarian then Rage Prophet. Maybe.

As for character, His name is Sticky. His favorite color is shiney, and he wants your stuff. Unfortunately, he lives is a bleak world of jerks who carry around broken crap. He is completely unaware of his Wrecker curse and is an obsessive kleptomaniac. He sees things, steals them, then realizes that they're mostly useless, broken crap.
It's hard to live as a Goblin with Taste!

Osirion

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Joe M. wrote:
Choon wrote:
if the iconic is a he, why does the text say "her"?
Meet Jirelle, the Swashbuckler iconic.

This is the part of the thread where Choon steps back and pretends to have not said anything...

Osirion

I'm not entirely sure what to make of that expression on his face.

Also, if the iconic is a he, why does the text say "her"?

Osirion

Forthepie wrote:

I tried to GM for my friends who are used to a roll system. They complained that the 25pt buy was too limiting.

Darned if you do, darned if you don't.

This. Been there, experienced that

I like the "party roll, vote on array" method that's been suggested. I might try that.

Osirion

Yes. I do plan on doing that. Thanks for the links, by the way. :)

Osirion

To be clear, you do this:
1) start game as normal except you need names (real names?) and PFS numbers.
2) play game
3) at the end, take down the information required by the chronicle sheet and create an event. Then submit forms (via online form?) and I'm done? I guess I'll see more on this when I come to that step.

I think the fact that I've never played PFS is complicating this issue. I feel that there's a lot of implicit information about PFS and how it works that I just don't know. Maybe I should apply to and play a few sessions to get a feel for the differences.

Osirion

I'm a PbP GM here on the boards, and I am interested in running shorter modules instead of three-year AP's. PFS seems to fit the bill, and there definately seems to be a demand for PbP PFS.
However, I know next to nothing about PFS GMing and have done no PFS gameing myself. Therefore I know nothing about the paperwork involved (chronicles?) or the procedure of it all.

Advice, please? Any advice will help. How does this work? Should I play PFS before I GM it? What is required of me as a PFS GM that is different from standard GMing?

Osirion

There are few rouge/ninja talents that can be related to this. "Black market connections" springs to mind. Probably the Rouge, most likely archetyped. I'm not familiar enough with the rouge to offer more than that off the top of my head.

Osirion

288. Winter is HERE. And you's rather not freeze off your nubbins, thanks.

Osirion

286)...and you're holding the blunderbuss

Osirion

40. A friendly dog can serve as assistant lookout for those long night watches!

Osirion

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Whilst reading through This Thread, I was inspired to start a list of all the creative and funny uses for the often ignored Livestock section of the rules. So let's get to it!

Some mundane things first:
1. Buy (insert cheap animal here), send down trapped haway or through trapped door, Success!

2. Use chickens or other small animals + Handle Animal (Attack Trick) to create a tiny death squad (or, at the very least, a good distraction)!

3. Tired of carrying all that loot? Donkey!
3a.Donkey over-burdened because you're just that awesome? Ox!

Osirion

Claxon wrote:
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Ya, I see that dot, Mr. Player-of-mine.

Osirion

At higher level, Wall of Force in front of the enemy's ship. It may not damage them if they have a ram, but it'll bring them to a dead stop instantly.

If they don't have a ram, all the better.

Osirion

Wow, crazy week for me. Working on fluff and reviwing crunch for Regin now.

Osirion

I don't suppose you'll tell us what we can expect of the "outside"?

Osirion

Martian:
You are correct on the trait count. I missed the one trait thing last night.
GM mentioned above that we are to create our characters at level 2 with starting gold and such. She'll give you a stat block with nothing. :)

I'll look over your character when I get a chance.

Edit: Copy/Pasteing stats from HeroLabs is also generally acceptable. I see no mechanical flaws, so GM will have to give you advise.

Osirion

By the way, GM, how long did you plan to run recruitment?

Osirion

Martain: I would suggest working out a theme and character before the build. This feels like a very character/story driven game. Once you have a solid grip on the character in your head, choose race, class, etc. to fit. I'm not trying to suggest your character is unworthy of the running or anything like that. I was just making you aware that playtest material is generally not considered allowed until stated otherwise.

As for Alias info, feel free to take a look at mine. It is incomplete at the moment, but should give you an idea. The methods and formats vary wildly, but as long as it's readable or the GM requests a specific format whatever works for you should be fine. If you're planning a more martial character, feel free to look at my alias "Olivius Telraven"

All opinions expressed in this post are Choon's alone and he reserves the right to be completely wrong at any time.

Oh, and welcome to PbP. :)

Osirion

So far there has been one character alias post, and the rest are in process. If you wish to propose your character, go for it, but GM hasn't ruled on playtest classes yet.

Osirion

I am also available for questions, if you wish (and if Sanya isn't against it). Creating characters is one of my favorite parts of Pathfinder, and I don't mind helping in the least.

Osirion

I'm having trouble getting Regin just right too, so don't feel bad. If I really pour myself into a character (especially at higher levels) it can take me a couple weeks to get everything right. Thankfully we're only starting at 2.

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