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Sczarni

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Yeah, the way I have always run it agrees with whew.... The cleric chooses if he is channeling to heal or to harm, the burst goes out, and then anyone effected but energy of that type being used in that way is effected the way the cleric specified.

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Do the RSS feeds alert you for the free downloads page?

Sczarni **** Venture-Lieutenant, Connecticut—Manchester aka Cpt_kirstov

I've had 0 perma-deaths.... dozens of people in the negatives.... and one rewind in fortress of the nail high tier when I misplayed the boss and TPKed everyone on accident. I'm also notorious for rolling low... my last session was the first time I had crit in over 24 sessions

Sczarni **** Venture-Lieutenant, Connecticut—Manchester aka Cpt_kirstov

I put the names on the chronicles at the beginning, and track gold expenditures and/or diseases or other things that must be fixed by the end of the scenario.

I try to hand out index cards before the opening for people to take notes, and staple the player's notes to the chronicle. about 1/2 my local players have taken the hint that something said might be important, and take at least *some* notes and welcome the stapling...

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I think that forum is collapsed by default unless you had posted in it prior to them setting up the arrows to collapse or expand the forums, so it is easier to miss...

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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.

Sczarni **** Venture-Lieutenant, Connecticut—Manchester aka Cpt_kirstov

My workflow- usually this takes 2-3 days (although the same steps can be done for multiple scenarios in one day) :

Day1:
1) Download PDF

2) Read PDF

Day 2:
3) Print PDF - including chronicles

4) Take highlighter to it (Yellow = important roleplay tips, Blue = skill checks, Pink = things I need to look up, orange = things that could influence checking things off on the reporting sheet such as success conditions or A/B/C/D interactions)

5)Check out PFS PREP - cross reference vs my Pink highlighted things, print things out.

6)Look up any spells/weather conditions/stat blocks/ ect not found on PFS prep

Day 3:
7)Do another read through, Pull miniatures for combat encounters, underline stat block/RP details which I think I would miss during a game (such as character descriptions that are not in the read-aloud text) Pull Maps

8)If any maps need to be drawn, draw the first one.

9)If I have time, pull minis and maps for non-combat encounters so people don't say "we're on a map, be ready for combat"

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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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I would give credit for a logged it audible or Apple Store account that shows ownership.

Remember not all books have sheets, and for the novel chronicles it is the players responsibility to bring the book and chronicle with them. (I beleive you only need to bring it once, and you can use copies of the sheets on all of your characters though IIRC... Very few people here have/use them)

Sczarni

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about 80% of the lore was reproduced in Inner Sea Gods. Gods and Magic was one of the first books about the Golarion, before paizo knew if they were sticking with 3.5, creating pathfinder RPG, or possibly even going to 4th. Therefore it is very rules-light. Also if you are looking at getting a hard-copy, it had a poor print run, and is notorious for having the binding fail in certain sections and pages falling out. All in all, it was a great resource prior to Inner Sea Gods, but now that is out, unless you really want to know some details for a in-dept cleric or paladin.... not necessary

Sczarni **** Venture-Lieutenant, Connecticut—Manchester aka Cpt_kirstov

I have a gnome crossbow style ranger who doesn't have a high enough stats to cast spells and still survives and contributes fine.... the fact that there are like 4 handicaps there, that it a feat. Unless you're looking at high level season 5 scenarios, most of PFS is easy mode already

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Is it possible one was an authorization? See the Faq

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Oxylepy wrote:
But the PCs come back to metagaming (using their phones to look up monster stat blocks)

For this, the best idea may be to 'file off the numbers' of a creature. Find a picture thats not paizo art of a monster that you want to use, imagine what abilities that monster has, and find a monster with the correct CR and abilities, and use that stat block, but only call the monster by the name of the monster in the picture. You can also cheat this both for your 'filed off monsters' and normal monsters by adding templates such as the advanced or young template to creatures.

Some amount of metagaming is expected in the rules. But if they go too far, you're within your right to ask for knowledge checks and saying "your character doesn't know that". This allows the skill/knowledge people to shine and promotes at least a little roleplay.

Oxylepy wrote:
buying pimp hats for their characters

If they are not also hats of disguise, then use it for your story... If you were planning on them meeting a cult/gang, maybe the next wanted poster they find lists the fugitive as wearing a pimp hat, and they find a gang/cult/race that is offended by their use/color of said hats, and start a feud. this feud could spill into the streets, damaging buildings/commerce and causing the rulers of the area to ban said hats.

Sometimes, its good to step back from the rules. If they get to a dinner party, stop your session for the day. Before the next session, give a number of the guests motivations, and tell the players that they don't need to bring dice, spend the whole session roleplaying the dinner party without the distraction of skill checks, just interacting with the guests. (alternatively ask them to come with 1 D20 and a index card for a character sheet with just their social skills on it for the session)

Sczarni

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If you use Smurf in your post there's an april fools joke that changes your avatar to a random smurf.
<<see

Sczarni

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Guide to Korvosa - most of the AP is centered around the city, so having the 64 page about the city is a good thing.

I would also read the two short fiction stories set in Korvosa. The Fencing master and The illusionist

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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.

Sczarni

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Minis are produced under license by Wizkids, They have a relacement progrm found here: http://wizkidsreplacementsystem.com/ (you need to create a wizkids account to access the request section) I have never tried it, but I'm told you pay for shipping to them... which has turned a lot of people off from using it

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If I have time after I get home today, I'm going to update the wiki with citation links to the post. (If anyone gets to it first, feel free to)

Sczarni

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There is a decent amount of Sarkoris in the Woundworld campaign setting book. You also get a lot of it from the Novel King of Chaos.

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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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Marc Radle wrote:
Keep in mind that the art you see in Paizo products (or practically any RPG company) is done by various freelance artists working around the world, so this question really would need to be addressed to each individual artist.

Fixed that for you

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W. John Hare wrote:

Instead of calling it falling, why not call it what it really is, uncontrolled flying.

Flying through a threatened square provokes.
Attacks of Opportunity are generated.

as quoted up thread, if you cause a flying enemy to fall, it specifically says that they do not provoke.... So if we go by the falling rules in the flying section, they would not provoke

Kudaku wrote:

Somewhat surprisingly, I found that the "are you falling intentionally "-argument seems to be backed up by the rules.

If you're hit while flying with wings, you have to make a fly check to avoid "falling" (losing altitude). If you fail that check, you gain 10 ft of free movement, and that movement does not provoke attacks of opportunity.

CRB, p. 96 wrote:
Attacked While Flying: (...) If you are flying using wings and you take damage while flying, you must make a DC 10 Fly check to avoid losing 10 feet of altitude. This descent does not provoke an attack of opportunity and does not count against a creature’s movement.
That makes me wonder... Is there anything stopping a flying creature from voluntarily failing a fly check, plummet to the ground with free movement without provoking AoOs, and then casting Feather Fall when they're 5 feet above the ground?

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note, there is a button on amazon to let them know the picture is inaccurate... I will occasionally report a whole bunch of products, linking to the paizo page with the correct cover. about 2 weeks later someone has changed them.

Sczarni **** Venture-Lieutenant, Connecticut—Manchester aka Cpt_kirstov

TomParker wrote:
Perfect. Thanks so much.

When I get time, I hope to update that list, and include one the opposite direction (to see based on the scenario what maps it uses) I may end up just moving it to a google spreadsheet so that you can sort by column

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If you need me to reproduce and give you timestamps, feel free to let me know

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Just wanted to note this is still happening... And I have had it happen on an iPad, chrom on Windows 10, and Firefox on widows 7... Total of 5 different machines

Sczarni

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they aren't in any of the tales or comics.... they may be mentioned in the legends audiocasts for mummy's mask, I'm not sure. I think you've found most, if not all of the documentation.

Sczarni

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I'm not sure, this may be just me. While downloading a number of the PFS scenarios today, using the link from their product page (not the "my downloads" link from the head of the page) Each PDF failed the first time I clicked on it (after a minute or two I got the large golem picture with 'oh, no something went wrong - webmasters have been notified') as this had never happened in the past I thought it would bring it up in case it hits your error logs.

Sczarni **** Venture-Lieutenant, Connecticut—Manchester aka Cpt_kirstov

Artoo wrote:


You may need to click on the "Map Access" in the top right and enter the password then click on unlock to edit after logging in.

This doesn't allow me to edit markers, but it does allow me to trash markers and recreate them.... close enough for me

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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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claudekennilol wrote:
Are you guys considering another printing of this so that new subscribers can start with this set?

This is a Wizkids product not a Paizo one, so paizo has no control over if a new printing. Historically, I don't think wizkidz have ever done a second press of a set since they have been owned by NECA .

Sczarni

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My suggestion is to
1) find something that you are interested in in the books you have.
2) go to The wiki and see if it has a page
3) look at the bottom of the page and look at references. This will list the books that have been used to create the page.

If you look at a few pages and see references for the same book for multiple pages, that's one that you might want to look into...

Sczarni

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I don't see a large enough market to cover the cost... Many Comic stautes end up getting sold at a loss on eBay. Depending on the type of statue, $100 could only get you a 6 inch. Most of the 9 to 12 inch statues I've seen lately run in the $150-199 range. TBH - the closest I see happening is a resin bust (possibly by reaper - they have some really detailed busts, but theirs are unpainted)

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dragonhunterq wrote:

NN959/Nefreet et al

What do you say happens with a +1 bane bow with a +5 arrow?

1) You declare target of the next attack - if the target is of the correct type, Bane goes off making the bow +3

2) You roll the d20 to attack
3)When Calculating if you hit, you look to if the +1 (or +3 if bane went off) bow or the +5 arrow enhancement is higher, and take the +5.
4) You roll damage, if the bane went off, you add the extra 2d6 damage dice

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We get almost weekly FaQ updates already. See Here for the responses.

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That particular mini is from a LE group of assassins, might be a good idea to ask if the DM expects to use Red mantis assassins as antagonists. But this should be fine as long as he doesn't expect to.

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The way I read it, Bane applies to the arrow as soon as the target is chosen, as it is ongoing enchantment and based on the target. The evaluating which is higher happens on the attack roll itself. Therefore, bane would already be applied before we evaluate which is higher.

I am willing to rethink this, but thats the way I read it, as soon as the bane is valid (at targeting) it is evaluated.

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minoritarian wrote:
There isn't an Iobarian town/city in Distant Shores sadly

you're right, I was thinking Iblydos

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I would reccommend listening to Know driection PaizoCon2013 Special 026 – Hiring RPG Artists It gives lots of helpful insight on this.

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Wasn't the towns in distant shores specifically to gauge reactions to locations outside the inner sea? I believe there was a Iobaria town there

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See here for the most up to date information. as far as the card game goes, at this point we hope to have 1-2 tables of the demos deck missions going all weekend. We are still determining resources and what volunteers know the card game so that we can make sure everyone has a few breaks to rest their voices and see the show, so we are uncertain, but may have more things available. Lucas and I are getting our ducks in a row as quickly as we can now that we are only a month out.

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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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Which link are you trying to use? I scrolled down to the pathfinder RPG section and clicked on the link and it showed me all of the sub forums only on my iPad... So some details might help them track it down. Such as what browser you are using and which link to just the subforums you are clicking on... Before I think there were two... Now I only see one

Sczarni **** Venture-Lieutenant, Connecticut—Manchester aka Cpt_kirstov

Fromper wrote:

What's everyone got against Lini? I've actually seen a newbie have a great time and save the party playing her.

I only have the Core pregens printed, too, but Harsk is the one I literally didn't bother printing. I have all the rest, but not that one, and not the non-Core classes.

She has summon nature's ally on her spell list, without stats/choices for what she can summon

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If you do a search, there are a few older threads requesting this functionality. The big issue is that since Paizo is also a store, sending out a large number of emails to the larger ISPs with similar messages is a good way to get a domain or IP blacklisted, so the emails filter to the SPAM folder instead of the inbox. As there are already times when they have to send massive emails to the userbase (such as when the CORE rulebook PDF is updated), They are very protective of this functionality becoming detrimental to the playerbase.

About 3 years ago we got the (X new) feature on the forum, where after the end of the forum name for any thread you've visited is a link in parenthesis with the number of new entries in the thread since you last opened it. If you click on this link, it brings you directly to the first post you 'haven't seen yet' Combine that with the dot that appears after threads you have posted in, and you can tell at a glance, which threads you need to review.

Its not perfect, but it works..... Hope this helps

Sczarni **** Venture-Lieutenant, Connecticut—Manchester aka Cpt_kirstov

Jordan Agudelo wrote:
Does a gm earn extra table credit towards gm stars for running repeatable tier 1 scenarios?

You can run one scenario 100 times and get GM star credit fro all of them, even if it is a 7-11 which you cannot get chronicle sheets for the later play throughs

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