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Pathfinder Society Member. 1,278 posts (8,139 including aliases). No reviews. 2 lists. No wishlists. 2 Pathfinder Society characters. 18 aliases.


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Osirion

Well, the first thing that pops to mind is the Pack Lord archetype for the Druid. As you advance the companions get progressively weaker (peaking around 7th), so I'm not sure how useful it'll be to you.

Osirion

Not directly but indirectly relevant thread with a developer comment

It was started by me, I'll say that up front. Basically, Bestow Curse should Never be used to bestow a benefit. Even indirectly.

Osirion

You cannot hit allies with a nat 1 in pathfinder so I'm not sure what the point would be.

Osirion

Thanks for the insights and responces!

At my table we decided that the swashbuckler could parry as well.

Osirion

So, Flash of Insight (Su)

Once per day as an immediate action, a cyclops can peer into an occluded visual spectrum of possible futures, gaining insight that allows it to select the exact result of one die roll before the roll is made. This effect can alter an action taken by the cyclops only, and cannot be applied to the rolls of others.

Vs a Swashbuckler's Parry.

The cyclops is going to change a roll to a 20 most of the time. Does the Parry ability overrule this even though it would normally auto-hit and threaten a crit? The text of the ability seems to imply that it should override all defences as he is peering into the future and picking out the success, but I'm not sure.

Osirion

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This thread can never die. It's like a fine wine. After an energetic and fast paced beginning we are now entering the stage where everyone sits back, savors, and adds meaningful comments or support as necessary while enjoying the palpable feeling of lethargy.

Then, invariably, someone does something particularly stimulating and the cycle begins again.

Osirion

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I might actually build this out and play it. Or bring it against my players... Both? Sounds like fun both ways!
Are the original builds still valid or is there an updated build I should reference?

Osirion

Google doesn't work on my phone from which I do 90% of my posting, but I still use it. I might check out that dungeon grid thing. See if it works for me. :)

Gaeldrung is almost done. :)

Osirion

I'm trying not to make a "Why are you not fighting right now!" Inquisitor, but Gorum's making it really hard as his entire religious philosophy asks "Why are you not fighting right now?!"
Making progress though. Will be a vanilla half orc inquisitor. Great ax weapon, Str>wis=everything else stats, spiked armor. Why do Inquisitors have to be so MAD!

Osirion

My kitty got sick this weekend so I'll try to have that character done tonight. :)

Osirion

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Lamontius wrote:
I feel like this every time this thread comes back

Truth in a Gif right there.

Osirion

Inquisitor of...: 1d35 ⇒ 8

Inquisitor of Gorum? This should be interesting.

Osirion

All that is defined by PFS standards, Duke.

That being said, dot for interest.

Osirion

Or make this whole thing an archetype that gives up spellcasting for the ability to sacrifice summons in order to summon monsters from lists of a higher summon spell than he could normally cast (and include planar bindings without the bargaining in that)

Osirion

The ability to "rage cycle" granted by feat immunity is the cornerstone of many varied barbarian builds.

Osirion

I don't know about just boosting it's mundane senses. Seeing 16 different kinds of light (including, it's theorized, circularly polarized light) is pretty magical to me. True seeing and See in Darkness replicate this pretty nicely, I feel. It also wouldn't help it against someone using plain old stealth, which is a good weakness to balance that set of powers out and explain how they can be caught.

Osirion

If your Dex and Str are ow then I suggest avoiding rays or any other spell that requires an attack roll. Burning Hands would be good for you. :)

Osirion

See this thread for earlier work on this topic.

In general, I'd definately give it true seeing, but see the thread for some awesome suggestions.

Osirion

This board is better than most about providing answers to questions. :)

Osirion

Yes, you can take weapon focus on any ray spell. Burning hands, however, is a cone, not a ray.

Edit for clarity: You actually take the feat weapon focus: ray spells and it applies to all rays, I think. Most ray spells have "ray" in their name, but not all. It will say "ray(s)" in the spell description if it qualifies.

Osirion

Question wrote:

You can also change the element type of a power just by gaining psionic focus. HUGE advantage right there if you are into blasting spells. Want to do a 40 ft burst as a sorcerer, but you are up against fire resistant enemies? Tough luck. Elemental spell is a metamagic feat that lets you switch the energy type, but you still need to prepare it on the fly/increase casting time and it adds +1 to spell level.

A psion can just gain psionic focus, and can easily do it out of combat. Oh hey going to fight fire giants today? No problem, change energy type to cold. Its totally free! A wizard would have to spend precious feats to do this, or spend gold/time researching new elemental varities. You even get free bonuses depending on energy type, so at 5th level, you are already doing 5d6+5 damage as opposed to a wizard's flat 5d6.

If I remember correctly...:
Only a Kineticist specialty psion can do this. Otherwise it remains the base energy type.
Osirion

Oh my word. I wish I could join this, but I have too much going on already. :(

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*

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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.

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