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In pirates prophecy, the harbor aster has her seamstress make her a gown described similar to something you'd see on the red carpet nowadays, so I don't think men's fashion would be terribly different

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Klara Meison wrote:
Rub-Eta wrote:

How about:

"A god’s ability to influence planes and creatures is far beyond the comprehension of mortal beings" or

"confrontation between beings of near-infinite power could destroy entire worlds and still end in a draw".

Is that enough?

>"A god’s ability to influence planes and creatures is far beyond the comprehension of mortal beings"

That is basically saying "Gods are above what humans can do because they are above what humans can do", which is a cop out answer.

>"confrontation between beings of near-infinite power could destroy entire worlds and still end in a draw"

So, if I understand you correctly, someone has to be able to destroy the world while fighting their equal to be classified as divine? Well, I admit PCs can't do that. At worst they can decimate tens of square miles of the surface. However, please then explain why no gods "dare to oppose Mantis God openly":

wiki wrote:
The Mantis God has an uneasy relationship with most of Golarion's deities, as they do not approve of his heavy-handed purpose and methods. None dare to oppose him however, at least not openly.

the death of Aroden and the snake God have proved that Gods can die, therefore a God would prefer to fight another God straight out and not be assassinated by the God of assassins.

Also, Achaekek's wiki page doesn't list a CR in his template box, or in the categories. That was removed when the stat block was retconed at the same time this line was retconned "he isn't a true deity but an entity created by the Gods."

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Blackbot wrote:
I plan to swap Albatross' and Owl's names - after all, the text never explicitly states who is who, and I think it might drive a group appropriatly crazy that the owlheaded one is Albatross and the albatrossheaded one is Owl.

This lead to some interesting offhand conversation

OWL head: Oh yeah?! my name in albatross, I'll fly over theere and hang from your neck and you know what sailors say about THAT!

*young player with profession sailor looked confused so I asked him to make a skill check I tell him about the albatross being a sea bird, and killing one on a ship being bad luck*

Albatross head: You think a *name* will make you bad luck? I'm ACTUALLY an albatross. If I hang from YOUR neck I'll curse you with misfortune!

*the witch players visibly shudders*

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Kalindlara wrote:
I see. Well thought-out; thank you! ^_^

If you are interested in some of the deatails, read the first few years of blog posts in Here

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Mekkis wrote:

Because of Paizo's policy of "we only errata when we reprint", many of the changes appear rushed, more for the purpose of ensuring that the rules are not abused than resulting in a balanced fix.

It doesn't feel rushed at all, it means the developers have a set amount of time to discuss and tinker with issues that the playerbase brings up. Crane style took almost 18 months to be changed, and developers were talking to the playerbase on these boards for over 6 months prior to the reprinting.

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What we need is a revision of way the errata is issued. It should be decoupled from the release of new books, making it more easily modified and giving a better chance for it to be applied to less popular products. When a new printing of a book is needed, it can be applied and typeset.

That's exactly what happened in the case of Ult Eqipment. a good number of the Errata issued were previously clarified to work this way as FaQs (in fact almost all of the Ult Equipment FaQs were/are able to be removed now)

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the hardest part of this is that alignment is all based on point of view. Were they evil and turned good.. or are they just neutral? There are only a few example that are cut and dry:

There are some examples in Wraith of the Righteous. with the redemption rules....

and the biggest one I can think of:

Arathuziel the Chained from the novel The Redemption Engine (page 255 area) He's literally a Devil who's alignment changed, and he turned into an angel.

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Guys, he's asking for what part of Golarion, not what premade adventure.... I agree, for the "plain old fantasy experience" either the river kingdoms or Varisia are best. Varisia is more fleshed out, with both Sandpoint and Falcon's Hollow being detailed enough you could have multiple sessions exploring the town and not see everything.

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wiki page has been updated with citations

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Lord Fyre wrote:


Trumpet =/= Trombone

Doh!

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Cross posting from the other thread:

So the party starts as cloud-herders, wrangling the clouds and chasing away evil thunderheads infected with parasites their first contact is a bard who uses a bow with the tension of a composite, but he design of a re-curve as a weapon. This bard trumpets out tales as his perform check while bowing at court. His instrument is a plastic vuvuzela.

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James Jacobs wrote:


Steps back to cackle at the mayhem to follow...

So the party starts as cloud-herders, wrangling the clouds and chasing away evil thunderheads infected with parasites their first contact is a bard who uses a bow with the tension of a composite, but he design of a re-curve as a weapon. This bard trumpets out tales as his perform check while bowing at court. His instrument is a plastic vuvuzela.

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Kalindlara wrote:
Artifacts and Legends and Skeletons of Scarwall both turn up no hits.

This was on the page 11 March 2008 when we transferred the databases, meaning I'm not able to locate whom added this information, but it was prior to this date, so from a very early book. Mark Moreland might know, as he was a heavy wiki editor during this time. (hoping mentioning his name will summon him...)

Oh I found it: A lot of the early information was taken from a Mike McArtor messageboard post from July 3, 2007. This was when he was a higher level editor, but is at the lowest level of canon, as it has not been in a published book yet.

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Part of the issue is the way print matter works. When the first volume goes to the printers, they may be still working on the 3rd 4th 5 th and 6th books of the AP. ( I believe the print deadline for the early August books is May, so I'm guessing 2-3 months average) this means that if they were to wait for a gm book yo be written they would either have to wait for the last manuscript to come in to get the level of detail you are asking for, meaning it would come out at least 6 months after the last book, or write it in house.. And many paizo staffers are already doing 60 hours weeks at least nice a month

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I would allow it, but as the above people said it will give you basically the same bonus a +2 would give anyone else...

Looking at the Item creation rules Ability bonus (enhancement) = Bonus squared × 1,000 gp. Therefore I'd have to price it higher than the (1 squared)*1000=1000. I'd most likely go with (1.5 squared)*1000=2250. This represents the fact that it is half of the 4,000 for a +2, but more than half as powerful in game. I thought about using 1.75 instead of 1.5, but wanted to make sure it wasn't a no-brainier to put the level 4 +1 in that same stat and bump it to a +2 item. I would also limit these to 1 per character (liftime, so if you bump it to a +2, you still can't use another one).

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Serum wrote:
It is now separated into sub-forums where we only see up to the 10 most recently updated threads in each subforum. We see fewer threads per screen total, given the enlarged subforum titles, and we see fewer threads from the subforums that just happen to move quicker in a given day than we would normally.

1) Click on the pathfinder RPG link

2) when the page you are describing pops up click on "Flatten" just next to the forum search.

Your defaults for flatten or expanded view sometimes get deleted/reset... not sure if its a cookie or if it has issue when accessing from multiple computers or something else, but I occasionally saw that happen pre update as well.

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Another tough one:
Severing Ties - it has the most kills in the state here, and its a 1-5

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It was funny when we were using the same avatar and peopl reptiles with "thanks captain" thinking we were the same person

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There also may be archetypes and/or prestige classes that give the ability.

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I'm surprised Dragonfall hasn't been mentioned

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The issue is these aren't just "gnome druid" it's "Lini". This is a specific character in the world, with her own history, and actively taking actions (see the Pathfinder comics by Dynamite entertainment). They don't have art for the miniature sculptors to go off of for these characters gender swapped. I guess I'm not seeing how a male 'cutpurse' and a 'male version of Merisal' differ enough to be useful.

I also believe that the iconics are 50% female be design, so that the maximum number of people can see heroes that 'look like them'.

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robertness wrote:

No, and no.

That said, I've yet to see a single legal PC that can make a scenario a cakewalk.

We have a sword and board fighter played by an 8 year old at the time, who has been inspected by 2 different campaign coordinators due to GMs complaining that they couldn't hit him even with a 19 on the die when he was level 4 playing tier 6-7 in 1-7 scenarios. he would great cleave through 9bad guys per round in scenarios that "sheer numbers should push the party to hide or fight from a different location", breaking the narrative. It wasn't disruptive in this case, the rest of us just got to enjoy other facets of our characters, and chose to bring different spell lists and gear when adventuring with him.

The only scenario I hit him more than once was a bad guy with multiple touch attacks that could all go off one round

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Here

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I have every AP volume, I've run 4.5, and read at least 50 of them. I have every module, I've read about 20, and have run 0. So Like
Olwen I'm squarely in the group James describes.

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From the scantioning guide for PFS:

SANCTIONED CONTENT KEY
Adventure Legal Character Levels
Level 1: The Tower Ruins 1–2
Level 2: The Cellars 1–3
Level 3: Splinterden 2–4
Level 4: Godhome 3–5*
Level 5: The Drowned Level 3–5*
Level 6: The Clockwork Maze 4–6
Level 7: Shrine of the Awakener 5–7
Level 8: The Circle of Vissk-Thar 6–8
Level 9: The Spire Axis 7–9
Level 10: The Magma Vault 8–10*
Level 11: The Tomb of Yarrix 8–10*
Level 12: The Automaton Forge 9–11*
Level 13: The Pleasure Gardens 9–11*
Level 14: The Throne of Azlant 10–12*
Level 15: Order and Chaos 10–12*
Level 16: The Emerald Root 11–13

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As someone who only gets to play in PFS... More books similar to the 3.5 ones that had very little crunch. More pictures and fluff!

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Yup, I agree. I love how James Marsters can do each of the dozen plus main characters of the Dresden files in a different voice, and have them distinct enough that you can tell them apart from the voice alone.

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Wayne Reynolds wrote:


I'm pleased that you like the design of the Star Knife. As far as I'm aware, there isn't a real-world historical counterpart to this weapon. (I'm not sure who created the RPG concept) I surmise that a starknife would have to be held in a diagonal plane, with the flat of the blades facing towards an opponent. I'd guess it'd be used in a side to side motion rather than a forward stabbing motion. Otherwise the wielder would increase the risk of cutting themselves. Probably great for disarming an opponent though.

The closest I've seen is a "shuriken" that's actually made to maim (shuriken were mainly used for distraction - more of a feint in PFRPG) which was about 8 inches long per side. Because this weapon was also about 10 pounds of metal, it was thrown underhand, aiming for the knee or groin.

To anyone who has used throwing stars - it hit the same way, but was purposefully made heavier in the middle, so it dropped/fell out of the target after striking them. Hopefully giving the thrower first blood.

It looked like this but just about twice as big and made of metal.

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Kevin Mack wrote:
So I take it this means they finally got the film licence back from the previous lot?

nope, they settled This link has more information. Hasbro's deal was with Universal, so it appears that Sweatpea got the house and the car in the settlement.

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I think there is a black markets of golarion coming out this year... Maybe there

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Remember at this point Kaer Maga has gotten a lot of pages:

Spoiler:
*City of Strangers, (64 pages)
*An AP fiction in the Eando Kilne story (1 section)
*An Ap adventure in the Shattered star AP (AP #63), and another one that touches it (in the crimson throne AP)
*At least two PFS scenarios set there (City of strangers series)
*2 Novels with a good amount of the book set there (Redemption Engine and Lord of Runes)
*smaller write ups in the Varisia book and the hardcover campaign setting books

So there is a good amount of information there.

If you're looking for a more in depth than this, have you read all of the information? Are you looking for this all in one spot? If so, I suggest that you head over to The wiki. If you see official information that isn't there on the city; The project is open, add it. Then you'll have all of the information in one place like you ask for.

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xeose4 wrote:
For those of you who do not know what a lunar naga looks like, they're not at all hard on the eyes (pic here) and, I mean, compared to normal naga.

If you're going to show the lunar naga, you might as well actually show Celeste

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Turin the Mad wrote:
It depends. We don't know enough at the moment about Hell's Vengeance - such as what city it is set in/around/starts from.

We do know a little mostly where it does not start from:

Erik Mona wrote:
Kevin Mack wrote:
Really hope it is set elsewhere in Cheliax and seperate from hell's rebels

It is. Both APs take place during the same general rebellion in Cheliax, but they do not deal with the same location. Hell's Rebels is all about the city of Kintargo. Hell's Vengeance doesn't go there at all.

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LazarX wrote:
Nothing from 3.5 is canonical unless it's referenced by Pathfinder-era material. Elves of Golarion is... subject to modifications, anything that violates present canon like Guardians of Dragonfall, is not.

More the other way around. 90+% of the 3.5 material is canonical unless invalidated by a more recent source. even then the 3.5 material may be correct and the new source wrong.

Guardians of Dragonfall had an issue of being released 5 months before the Gazetteer for Golarion was even printed. So how many things worked in Golarion wasn't set in stone yet. Most of the things that were 'retconned out' are from this time. The really interesting thing is that Dragonfall is one of the few things that actually got actively taken off the map. most retcons in Golarion just do not get mentioned again. There are very few things that are 'erased' most are 'forgotton'

see a similar thread to this one from 2013 where James explains the creative team's views on the subject of retcons, or This thread specifically on Dragonfall.

other Retcons I can think of:
*Queen Abrogail II of Cheliax being a 'Child Queen'
*Existence of Paladins of Asmodeus
*Some of Dragons of Golarion (same reason as dragonfall)
*Existance of the Darklight Sisterhood
* a Ghostbusters easter egg that snuck by the editors.
*Achekek's stat block (I think)
*The Ban on worship of Sarenrae in Taldor
* some of Erastil's more sexist teachings
*How old guns in Golarion are
*Humor dragons based on the 4 temperaments from pathfinder AP #4
*Slight edits to the calender to make months more closely mirror our own
*Seeker of Secrets had quite a few clerical errors on locations of people, and dates that needed to be corrected.
*I think the big cannons captured by the Gorilla King have been removed to fit Golarion's Firearms level.

That's the end of my 1 hour editing window... so I'm goin to stop looking for more examples

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I think Erik said He's approved sculpts for the next 2 sets in one of his blogs

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First click on my account and go all the way to the bottom there are some checkboxes for mail and things the top one is allow Paizo users to send me Private messages. I don't know if other members buttons will show up if you do not have that checked.

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Seamstress_Druid wrote:

Why is it that Paizo hasn't expanded upon this either in Jade Regent book #2 in the Shelyn article or in Inner Sea Gods? There is only one line:

I'm pretty sure none of the holy texts have been expanded upon.

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Erick Wilson wrote:
This is 2015. I think venues without wifi or a reliable cell signal represent a corner case, at best. And even if we're going to include those in the discussion, the rule could still be that you need to present the source material only in the event that you don't have access to the pfsrd.

Conventions: the 6 conventions we support, only 1 has free wifi, the others have no or spotty cell reception, and wifi costs $15 per day.

Game stores: We play PFS at 5 game stores in the state. 2 of them have free wifi. The other 4 games stores in the state who were not interested PFS only 1 had wifi. So about 30% of game stores I have visited in this state (CT) have it available to customers. Of course this is also one of the 3 states with the highest price per square foot in retail space cost, and the state in the process of raising the minimum wage to the highest in the country, so small businesses are feeling the financial stress. Many of the game stores are in basements of buildings, and have no cell reception. I'd say 50% you can't get wifi or 3G (or higher) cell service.

So not so much a corner case as you might think. If you are a first time player at one of these stores or conventions, and you think as you seem to that they'll have free wifi, so you don't bring resources with you.... that means at least one game day or day of the convention you will be stuck running games with pregenerated characters. It also punishes those without smart phones and/or tablets. Its better to treat all players the same at all locations, meaning everyone has to bring a source.

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I still think Walter's idea about a more comprehensive and vigilantly updated official Paizo SRD that PFS players could access via a subscription fee is probably the best one though.

But they don't do subscriptions that don't include physical product, and what you are asking for is already handled by the subscription PDFs. The subscription you are talking about would lower the number of subscribers to the book lines, which would mean they would have to print less books, which raises the cost of printing each book, which increases the cost of the books to the consumer, which would lower the number of subscribers to the book lines, which would mean they would have to print less books, which raises the cost of printing each book, which increases the cost of the books to the consumer, which would lower the number of subscribers to the book lines, which would mean they would have to print less books, which raises the cost of printing each book, which increases the cost of the books to the consumer...... until Paizo is no more. The PRD is all of the RPG line books for free, because that's as much as they can do without having their business model thrown on its head. (Note: they have made a few exceptions such as the technology guide)

Also I'm not sure what you mean by "vigilantly updated" the PRD is updated the same day that errata comes out. When a new book comes out, it takes some time to get it added, but that also helps with books sales, if you want to start playing with the newest and greatest, you by the book or PDF on street date.

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Ms. Pleiades wrote:


I have my religious characters use their god's title when addressing members who are not a part of their faith, and they in turn use the titles as well if they know them. I imagine it to be a little bit like the god stating "Only my friends get to call me Shelyn."

Another way of thinking of it is how medieval subjects would refer to their lord by title, rather than by name, but the lord's closest friends and servants (and they could get quite close) would be able to refer to them by name comfortably.

I do something similar. Other than a few of the major gods, most of my (PFS) players don't know the title right away. So I've found that both written NPC and myself will refer to both name and title the first time, and then use title for the rest of the conversation.

I mean look at Desna(link to wiki page), she has a ton of titles:

The Song of the Spheres
The Great Dreamer
Starsong
The Tender of Dreams
Lady Luck
Resplendent Goddess of Fortune
Goddess of the North Star
Queen of the North Star
Mother Moon

Would a PC know all of these? A cleric of Desna? yes. Other Clerics? Most likely with an knowledge check. Lay people? No way. Therefore whichever title a NPR is going to use should be prefaced the first time used; "Desna, Lady Luck"

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Isra from 'Blood and Money' is by far my favorite character in any of the web fiction I have read (I'm about 6 months behind) I'd love to see more of the Nightwalker.

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depends on what you're looking for The Pathfinder Society Primer is an introduction to the in world pathfinder society. It is still in print.

If you're asking about Organized play, the Guide to organized play has all of the rules. This changes 1-2 times a year, so is only availible in PDF form.

If you are asking about information about Golarion in general, I'd suggest looking up whichever topic you are interested in on the Pathfinder Wiki and look to the reference section, that will give you the books used to build that particular page.

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Duncan7291 wrote:
Enlight_Bystand wrote:
DM Wellard wrote:
So does this mean that we have stopped getting sets themed for AP's?
They've decided to take a break from them for at least a few sets at yet unclear when/if they'll move back to ap sets
While not as many people play PFS, I would love some sets that are based on upcoming season. For example, I have absolutely zero robots or other creatures common to this season in my mini collection.

These can easily be found in the star wars mini lines, and are very polarizing to the "don't get sci-fi in my fantasy" people.

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I'm flagging this is in the wrong forum because it is a rule question and not a PFS question hopefully you can get a response by peoples FAQ it and use that for your PFS needs.

Personally I would allow it for anything 99 gold or less if the spell itself has material components listed and 100 gold if the spell itself does not have material components listed because otherwise you would go over your hundred gold limit for false focus

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John said that he had just finished the 4 for the next chronicle, so should be soonish

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The big issue with this is balance - if your dragon is optimized, then when your party kills him, they have the loot of an optimized dragon. An optimized bad guy can screw up a party's wealth by level for two to three levels. If you look at paizo adventures from the past two years there are multiple dragons with items that they use magic items

shattered star and PFS spoiler:
I believe the blue dragon in shattered star has some magic jewelry and the beheir in destiny of the sands PFS series uses a crown of swords as a a bracelet.
as you can see they can use magic, but are limited by the wealth levels... consumables are a good thing for bad guys as they don't help the PCs.

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When you hear GGG you know who I'm talking about

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