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Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 2013 Star Voter, 2014 Marathon Voter, 2015 Marathon Voter. Pathfinder Society Member. 2,561 posts (2,564 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 1 alias.


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Dragon78 wrote:
It has been a long time since we got some new Lamia.

How about a Llamia? Half-lamia, half-llama.


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DarthPinkHippo wrote:
Stats for the Big Blue Ox would be fantastic. I have a superhero setting in which I am wanting to run an old west American myths and legends game. That statblock would only make it better. :D

Whenever some more Arcadian related products come down the line, I hope that there are Pathfinder treatments of Babe the Blue Ox, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, and other American folklore characters (in addition, of course, to the Native American mythologies).


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Westcrown can't catch a break, can it?


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Maybe he's a Vigilante. :D


Liz Courts wrote:
Chris Lambertz wrote:
zergtitan wrote:
When do you think we will begin to see the Iconics introduction blogs? Next week? The week after?
Soon™. We have plans for them to be introduced before the book's release :)
We have such sights to show you.

Kyton-themed AP Confirmed!!!


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My psychic 8-Ball says 6 weeks before the street date of the book. :D


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I want a stuffed pugwampi. :'(


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Arikiel wrote:
Oooo! Who's that Indian style female caster in two of the pictures? She's nifty looking!

That's the iconic Psychic.


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TimD wrote:
Turin the Mad wrote:
What if Hell's Rebels and Hell's Vengeance are the first two of an AP trilogy, in the same vein as any number of film trilogies?
With part 3 being, what? ... the Ihystear Revelation?

Hell's Judgement, the Neutral-Party AP. :D


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xavier c wrote:
Are the sahkil a new race of evil outsiders?

From Wes' post, it appears the Sahkil are the name for the corrupted psychopomps (so not a new race, per se).

MMCJawa wrote:
Mysterious monsters revisited, in their section on Sasquatch, specifically call out a reclusive "half Sasquatch" race as being present in Arcadia. So I am guessing these are the same guys as the new 0HD race.

Good catch!

Maybe they're called Half-Quatches. :D

(Which means, when and if we get an Arcadia supplement, we've got these races at least that are known there: Human, Skinwalker, Halfquatch, and Syrinx.)


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It does mention other planets and planes, so I'd bet Castrovel gets some love. Hopefully the First World does as well. :D


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Ooh! Ooh! A Fastachee!

Hopefully not the only Native American monster in this book! And hopefully a harbinger of Arcadian news on the horizon!!!!


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Quick use of the search function comes up with this for the Ghostbusters Easter egg.


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Cpt_kirstov wrote:
*I think the big cannons captured by the Gorilla King have been removed to fit Golarion's Firearms level.

Those are still canon (ha!). They are referenced in the ISWG, and possibly elsewhere. (Though I think it may only be one cannon, not two?)


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If you assume that there is one timeline, and that is where everything that has and will happen takes place, then "fixing" it is a heroic thing to do (although it raises the question of how it can be broken in the first place if there was only ever one "correct" timeline).

However- and this is something that I felt the finale addressed in one of the better ways I've seen done- there are still lives and histories that have been created, regardless of whether they were "meant to" or not, and is changing those- altering them, erasing them- the right thing to do, even if they weren't supposed to exist in the first place? Does restoring the prior status quo balance out eliminating all those new futures?

That's a much harder notion to wrestle with, much less answer definitively.

I was surprised at the way Barry dealt with it last night for that very reason, that oftentimes with stories like these (particularly on family friendly network tv) they take the easy route and don't showcase all sides of the dilemma. So it was a pleasant surprise to see it dealt with this way.

Are there still questions raised by all of the timey-wimeyness? Will they ever be fully addressed? Yes, and maybe. Either way, it was still pretty entertaining.

(Incidentally- and this is something that this show didn't address either- I've rarely found any story that takes a broader view of time travel shenanigans; one that deals with the fact that dealing with/correcting time travel in the present-day of the story's protagonists often has longer reaching consequences for the futures from which the time traveler(s) came, and all the lives that may be destroyed/altered as a result. Eobard's "you're all dead to me" attitude often seems to be the inadvertent attitude of the heroes of the present who don't realize that they're eliminating potentially millions of lives just because "they don't exist to us yet."

Time travel. Don't do it.)


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PSYCHIC COMBAT!!!!!

:D


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It is supposed to be that Lucifer, LazarX- the show is based on Mike Carey's Lucifer series for Vertigo.

(Very, very loosely based, from what I have read of the premise and is evidenced in the trailers. Which is too bad, because Carey's series is a really excellent character driven story with a massive and tightly woven plot.)


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The short answer is yes (at least one notable NPC on Golarion has made the attempt).

Long answer is, I'd imagine it would be possible to do so a couple of different ways:

1) Magical soul transfer. The Shabti are an example of this, as are the Soulbound Dolls.
2) Mind meld. This could be interesting, and a good question might be- does the melder take control over the construct, or do they have to battle for control (or even become a subservient personality)?
3) Brain in a jar. Make a construct, and then preserve your brain in it. The construct would still be its own semi-sentient self, with full control, but the brain would be an "on-board" advisor commanding the construct.


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I wonder, have there ever been any actual Easter eggs in APs? Like painted eggs? That would be kind of funny.


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James Jacobs wrote:
EDIT: I do predict some folks will be gobsmacked by the AP. Others will be delighted. Others will be disappointed. Others will be sad.

And the Swiss Pathfinder players shall remain decidedly neutral. :D


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Erik Mona wrote:
Wayne Reynolds wrote:
Lem's flute is actually made out of Silver.
Thank god you said that, as it's a plot point in Pathfinder Origins #6! :)

Is Lem going to lead the wererats out of Hamelin with it?


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Clearly, the assassins in Nanda Parbat must be the rookies in training, as all the really competent ones are out on assignment (such as the ones they've fought in Starling City several times).

The lesson to be learned: Always leave some of your best at home so you don't have to defend your base with second-stringers in case a small group of moderate to highly trained invaders attacks.


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I sort of look at it like the power over Shadow of the characters in Zelazny's Amber Chronicles. There, the power is limited to those of substantial power (typically, only people who have walked and survived either the Pattern or Logrus). I think the same should hold true for the First World- hence one of the reasons why the Eldest hold the power they do, as they are among the few who have a really defined method of doing it.

As to how that plays out in game terms? I'm not sure. I definitely wouldn't link it exclusively to spellcasting; it should be something available (potentially) to anyone regardless of class. Similarly, I wouldn't make it an archetype, unless you are going to create similar archetypes for different classes. Possibly a feat that allows for some kind of "minor" abilities and leads into a greater chain, or else something that otherwise scales with level (I do agree that it should be linked somehow to level, just not quite sure how).

Whether you tie it into a concept like the Pattern or Logrus of Zelazny is entirely up to you, but limiting access in some way through exclusivity might not be a bad idea.

I shall continue to ponder.


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Slowly building towards that "We Be Goblins" Adventure Path.


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The Sarcesians are rather reminiscent of the Ousters from the Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons.

Apostae reminds me of West End Games' Paranoia for some reason, though I don't think that is an influence.

There is also a Clark Ashton Smith Zothique "Empire of the Necromancers" vibe to Eox, IMO, if just a subtle one.


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Mark Seifter wrote:
Close. There was an ancient humanoid race called the "Ling" that were size Tiny. Using permanent enlarge and reduce, some relationships between human and ling worked out, and the result, much like the half-elf and half-orc, was the half-ling.

Ling?

Or Leng?

Halflings are descendants of extradimensional slavers from the Dreamlands.


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Peeps.


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Congratulations! I was wondering when/if the changes to your forum titles was going to be explained or not. They picked the right folk for the job!


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Watching this just makes me realize how awful the prequels were on so many levels, how dated the much-vaunted digital effects of Lucas are, and that even condensing these and chopping out some of the more awful bits can't really salvage them. :(

(Full disclosure: I only made it through the edited Phantom Menace before stopping.)


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pres man wrote:
I am still not sure what the droid is suppose to ... do. I mean, R2-D2 was a repair droid. His trashcan shaped body had various tools in compartments for repairing things. C3-P0 was a protocol droid.

Would just looking at either of those two droids give you any idea what function they were supposed to fulfill? Probably not.

I think this is just a case of "wait and see." They can only show so much in a trailer, and giving a rundown of the functions of a droid probably doesn't rank very high up on that list.


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I expect it will probably be no more than Artoo or Threepio levels of silliness.

Could be wrong, but I'm hopeful.


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For all the naysayers: BB-8 at Star Wars Celebration


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Julie Iaccarino wrote:
B-b-but... Why does the key have a keyhole in it.

Clearly, it is the Key of Infinite Regressions.


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Ravingdork wrote:
I can't stand the fact that if my 20th-level unchained summoner makes his eidolon huge, and increases a single ability score by 2 points, he only has 1 evolution point left over.

I hate when my 20th-level characters get nerfed. I feel like I have nothing left to strive towards any longer.


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I hear that gremlins are the eternal nemeses of accountomancers.


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Devilkiller wrote:
I find the continued complaints about the Fighter class before we've even seen the book kind of tiring.

Slight modification, but otherwise, I nominate this quote for the new forum motto! :D


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Some words were never meant to be pronounced by human tongues. O_o


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For what it's worth, there are going to be more phantoms in the final book when it comes out.

Stephen Radney-Macfarland wrote:
The published class will have a more complete list of emotional foci.

Just a few more months, and we'll all be able to see what those are.


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Kthulhu wrote:
I'm having trouble buying Caitlin as a potential villain. She's just too damn adorable.

It's entirely possible that if they do have Killer Frost on the show, it won't be Caitlin. There have been something like three of them in the comics, as I recall (Snow being one of the more recent ones, IIRC created during "New 52").

In fact, that's what I'd prefer to see. Like you, I don't quite see how they'd have her believably turn into a villain and feel it would be a waste of a great character.


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Vic Wertz wrote:
I will just mention that I would put this book down as "very well received" by people who have had early access to it for, uh... various reasons.

Who says blackmail is immoral, I ask you? :D


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Jason Bulmahn wrote:
As per usual, we can never please everyone...

... especially when people jump to conclusions based on nothing more than a preview teaser?

...

...

That's the long held traditional end of that quote, right? :D


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Can anyone get me a decent pair of pants!?!?!?


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DeciusNero wrote:
Wonder if we'll get some more on Hellknights - namely, some of the lesser orders (Scar, Pike)?

IIRC, the Order of the Torrent is set to play a big role in this AP.


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Chess Pwn wrote:
Now lets say the guys reaction was to go to confess at the temple, well what if my next thing was to convince you not to go and to carry out the task? What if my next thing is to convince you to not do your response to that but instead to go carry out the task? How far would you say it needs to go before the guy carries out the task/kills himself to stop it?

About 1 hour per level.


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Chess Pwn wrote:
So I am convince I must/should kill my family. I'll just go sit on my couch and do nothing about it.

Hamlet, anyone?


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New pictures of two of the Occult iconics (the psychic and what looks like the Medium?) on Paizo's FB page.

In full-color!

(And Erik Mona, too!)

EDIT: I'm guessing Medium because he appears to be holding a Harrow deck. He also has a star-knife, interestingly enough. And the psychic is using some kind of telekinesis to have a couple of objects floating around her, including a crossbow!


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DM_Blake wrote:
OK, fine, as a trusted friend you've told your victim that his half-brother raped his wife. You make the check and he believes you. You still have no way to make him murder his half-brother. He might just go to the authorities. He might go punch him in the face and tell him to leave and never come back. He might go stone his wife to death because that's what people do in his culture. You have no control over what he does.

Something like this might even break the spell, causing the person to no longer consider you a friend. Oftentimes, the bearer of bad tidings- no matter how well intentioned- ends up being the person that ends up as the object of misdirected ire. There's a reason there is a trope of the boy/girl ending a friendship when the friend reveals that said boy/girl's significant other was a cheater/dirtbag/etc, because it often happens.

It's things like these that make me enjoy spells like charm person from a roleplay perspective, because there are still a lot of nuances of interplay between player and DM that must go on in order to achieve the ends that you want to achieve; or at least more nuances than can (should, IMO) be found in a simple d20 check.


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Saldiven wrote:
So, you expect Jason to come up with an exhaustive list of possibilities? You're also misquoting Jason. He didn't say, "He can still not carry it out by killing himself." He said, "the creature might take its own life instead; it's not your puppet." As a DM, I could come up with dozens of other "mights," too...

Those "mights" are even in the spell description itself:

Charm Person wrote:
An affected creature never obeys suicidal or obviously harmful orders, but it might be convinced that something very dangerous is worth doing.

(emphasis mine)

There is and should be a lot of leeway and interpretation in what a GM allows a character to do with this spell, and it really should focus largely on roleplaying and what works best for that particular gaming table. (IMO obviously, as clearly not everyone's or else this thread wouldn't exist)


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Two questions:

1) You clearly put a lot of thought into the details of the costumes, do you keep a file of notes on things like where you get your inspirations from, fabric material, sumptuary laws of the Golarion cultures represented, etc?

2) Is your avatar a new iconic? :D

(I love it!)


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My 358th level wizard Waldorf scoffs at your "level 100."

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