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Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 6 Season Star Voter, 7 Season Marathon Voter, 8 Season Marathon Voter, 9 Season Star Voter. Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 2,733 posts (2,737 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 1 alias.


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Mengkare's a vigilante. :D


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That's a really cool cover. "Do you hear the people sing?"


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MMCJawa wrote:
At any rate...Brontosaurus is so similar to Apatosaurus I don't imagine there would be any actual differences in the Pathfinder stats.

Has Paizo ever made any Apatosaurus PF stats?

EDIT: I guess the Diplodocus is close.


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Casts raise thread (rather appropriately, under the circumstances:

So, does this mean that we'll finally see a Brontosaurus in Bestiary 5? :D

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BlackOuroboros wrote:
Zeitgeist Coin

I really loved your coin for several reasons; 1) I was stoked to discover a similarity of theme and design space between your item and my own; 2) you picked a word that was on the tip of my tongue the entire time that I wanted to use but for some reason could never quite bring to mind (probably a good thing, in the end, else there would have been two zeitgeist items); and while mechanically yours was different from mine, I really liked the way you presented yours- the conciseness- and in particular the secondary power of alignment. I kept wracking my brain trying to think of a way to use or work with settlement alignment with my own item but couldn't bring it together in the end.

(I entered the Master Key of the Discerning Ambassador, in case you are wondering or had seen it.)

In any event, I've been very intrigued by the concept of psychogeography, derive, and urban shamanism and how it could relate to roleplaying/Pathfinder for a while, so it is cool to see others experimenting in similar concepts.

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Congratulations everyone! A lot of items I don't recognize in the finals this year, but my voting participation was admittedly greatly curtailed by the fact that I can no longer access the site from work, so there are a lot I didn't see.

(And I have to find other ways to fill my time working now... :p)


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Cool! Shadowstuff is fun!


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Liz Courts wrote:
Also, since it came up elsewhere, all of his class levels must come from Occult Adventures. If you wanna go crazy and make him multiclassed, have at it. :D

So all his class levels must come from OA; does that mean that they have to consist of the OA new classes alone, or can they use old classes for which an archetype exists in OA?


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Liz Courts wrote:
It's all in the execution of the idea. :)

I see what you did there. <_<


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The original version of Rasputin had his own unique Oracle mystery. Can our version have its own unique archetype/other sort of Occult modification?

(I'm guessing no, but never hurts to clarify!)


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What a great way to go out- I have been admiring the artwork in Hell's Rebels part one since it arrived in my mailbox a few days ago. Some of the best artwork in an AP so far- I'm looking forward to seeing what comes in the next several episodes!


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Half-Wayang/Ratfolk PCs!!!

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Googleshng wrote:

It's funny comparing the level of detail given in this thread and the snark one. Over there it's (and yes I am intentionally using a description here that does not apply to anything I have actually seen):

"Really? Pink elephants?" "No glaive-guisarme should cost that much." Etc.

Here, it's:

"Ooh! I really like you!"

Seems like the two should really work on the same standard, one way or the other.

I can't help but think that there is some damning testimony to be made about the entire state of the internet in the quoted post.


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Generic Villain wrote:
Woops, I meant the final cover of THIS issue; not the sixth installment of Hell's Rebels.

Completely random thought, likely not related to any forthcoming AP, but...

How cool would it be to have an AP where the final boss... was the PCs themselves?

And the cover had a die cut "mirror" reflecting the viewer right back at themself as a result?


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Nefreet wrote:
My guess? Players don't want to be hit with Baleful Polymorph as it is. Can you imagine if there was a version of it available at every level?

Good point, and I admit I was thinking of it more along the lines of abilities available to PCs vs opponents than the obverse.

Still, I think there is certainly room for some different and varied transmutation magic on both sides, such as Myrryr suggests. And given the reductions/limitations on "save or die" spells that Pathfinder introduced vis a vis 3E, I think there is some leeway on both spectrums.

Temporary transmutations, partial transmutations. As it is, even ally transmutations (outside of polymorph other)- willing recipient changes- seem to be incredibly limited.

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Curtisin wrote:
Wow, had never seen that one before. That seems like a recipe for disaster.

Eh. Quagmire isn't that bad. In spite of the development snafus behind it, Merle Rasmussen (and all associated) still put out a fairly decent module.

It's certainly not the worst module TSR ever put out by a long shot. I think that category is held by such gems as "Castle Greyhawk" and "Gargoyle."


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Ever since 3E, it seems that the ability to magically alter the forms of other creatures (aside from the caster) has been greatly reduced. I have never been entirely sure why this is. Fiction abounds with tales of sorcerous beings who transform others, from Circe to Madam Mim.

Yet, aside from baleful polymorph and using things like charm to make a willing recipient of polymorph other spells, there doesn't seem to be any real precedent to accomplish this in Pathfinder. Is it just too game imbalancing?

On that note, I've never really understood the game's resistance to using shapechanging magic to adopt a specific identity. This is something that goes back all the way to 1E. In 3E/Pathfinder, I suppose the rationale is that it invalidates the Disguise skill, but other than that, is there any real reason why magic shouldn't allow for the transformation into a specific visage?


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Dragon78 wrote:
Well is the new darkfolk race the plural form as well?

"Folk" is already plural.

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If there is more then one Deep One Hybrid race does that mean that the Ghoran and Orangu-Pendak also have more then one type.

I think you are reading too much into the phrasing they chose. The reason they used the plural forms is because the sentence begins with "New player-friendly races like..." They had to use the plural forms of the words in order to agree with the plural noun "races."

They could have used singular forms, but then the sentence would have had to use determiners in front of them "a deep one hybrid, a ghoran," etc, which sounds more awkward.

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Does anyone else hear Donna Summer in their head when they see this thread?


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Wolfgang Baur wrote:
Well, the orang-pendek is a RW cryptid, a sort of Sumatran Sasquatch, so I'm inclined to say you're right, it's got to be some kind of a bigger primate.

I believe it is the "half-sasquatch" that is mentioned in the ISWG as rumored to exist in Arcadia.

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Wolin wrote:
The weird thing is the number of masks I've seen that get sucked into your face. I mean, it's two, and one of them was culled, but it's odd. And also sort of creepy.

Next year I'm entering a Mask of Suckface. :D

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I always find myself wondering about masks (and this doesn't specifically apply to anything in RPG superstar, but also things found in the various rulebooks): does anyone actually have their characters going around wearing these things?

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I regret not submitting my Egret of Egress.


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Paris Crenshaw wrote:
Chet wrote:
Thanks to both of you for the answer. Now I can sleep easy.
You can...but should you? The alghollthu are out there...waiting. ;)

Yes. If you can sleep easy, then clearly the alghollthu are not doing their job.

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I noticed a mechanical error in mine after the voting started, and I thought of some better phrasing that could have been used (two specific word choices) that would have tightened it up. :(


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More gremlins! Huzzah!


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Mark Moreland wrote:
The fear eater was originally called the dread glutton and was picked up from RPG Superstar 2015. When brainstorming the book, we felt it was a great fit, and were happy to provide yet another avenue for Superstar contestants to see their work in print!

Nice! I liked the dread glutton!


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Veiled Master wrote:
Oh my. They're on to us.

Don't drop a meteor on us. Please?

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I really have no idea what you would ever use this item for. Thought experiment, maybe?


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Kalindlara wrote:
(If I've missed something, let me know - this was hastily assembled from memory.)

Only ones I can think of are the two mysteries from Reign of Winter (Rasputin's) and Iron Gods (the android girl's). Otherwise, you got a bunch I wouldn't have thought of.

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I mentioned this in the snark thread, but I saw one item earlier tonight that was a dead ringer for my own submitted item. Same basic idea. There were some things I liked better about my own, but some things I think the designer of the other item did better. I can't help but feel if we just put our ideas together, we'd have a top 32 item for sure.

In any event, the way they presented their take definitely made me see some ways I could have improved my own.

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I saw an item that was nearly identical in scope to what I'd submitted, and darned if it might not have done a better job of it.

No snark here. Good job, fellow imagineer!!

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Ack! Just noticed an error in my item that I'd somehow missed even though I was aware (and am aware) it was an error. Thought I'd gone over it thoroughly.

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Jeff Lee wrote:
That's not a recognized damage type...

In other words, totally open design space!!

:p

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Welp. Thar she blows. Submitted.

Looking forward to seeing what this year's entries are like. Sadly, due to the changes with the website and my work's outdated web browsers, I will not be able to waste... err, diligently spend time reading through and voting on entries until I get home at nights.

Good luck all!


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James Jacobs wrote:
Zhangar wrote:
Do samsarans traditionally have family names?
That's not something we've had the chance to go into yet, alas. My preference is that they DO have family names... but they don't get them from their parents, since actual samsarans don't really have parents in a biological sense. How they gain them is not something I've worked out yet... and I'm not sure when I will be able to... or if I'll even be the one who gets to do that.

Dragon Empires Gazetteer, p. 11 talks about this. It says they don't have family names, but they often retain the names of some of their prior incarnations instead.

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Actually... Hell's Rebels is one that I've wanted to do for many years. I'm VERY passionate about it... the chance to do an AP about my favorite alignment fighting back and WINNING against Thrune? Yes please! I've actually been dropping hints about Kintargo and this AP in various products for sevearal years now. It's really great to finally be able to do something about it!

Any hints as to where/what these prior hints may have been? :D


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You have such sights to show us.


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Luthorne wrote:
Natural 1 when throwing herself at the ground.

It worked for Arthur Dent! :D


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I like the gist of the Rebellion Advancement. It meshes in a lot of ways with concepts I've been tossing around regarding some kind of "Party Advancement Track" whereby the entire party would be able to benefit from Party feats and the like as they level as a group. Something that really encourages teamwork and cooperation, and away from more individualistic advancement and "leveling in a bubble." I'd have liked to see party Teamwork feats included as options here, but I can understand why they may have not opted to do so.

At the same time though, there seems like a level of complexity that may be just a bit too much involved with this. Perhaps its not as bad as my initial impression, though, and it may end up moving a lot smoother.


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Also Skull and Shackles. (Chelish Navy goes boom.)


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EvilTwinSkippy wrote:
Other than plain ol' Levitation, is there a power she gets that lets her do that?

Reject Earth

:D


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Ultimate Ultimatum


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The Most Interesting Man in the World:

"I don't always use Necromancy, but when I do, I prefer Possession."


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As a sidenote to the idea of overthrowing House Thrune, should any GMs/Players be interested in such a campaign, there is plenty of background/parallel action going on that could support and enhance such a campaign if only by word of mouth that reaches PCs attempting it. Ex:

1) The goings on in Westcrown that leave a city in the hands of heroic forces (Council of Thieves)
2) The destruction of a large portion of her majesty's navy in southern waters (Skull and Shackles)

Might be some I've missed, too, outside of the APs.


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FAQ'ing this, as it wasn't addressed in the errata, even though a similar thread marked it as having been addressed.


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Nohwear wrote:
I like Occult Adventures, but the fact that the TK blast damages the object thrown means that now certain game mechanics now need to be known. Here are some examples. How many marbles and caltrops come in a bag? What is the hardness and hp of the various coins? I suppose that most of them only really matter for PFS. What are your thoughts?

My thoughts are that if PFS requires that much nitpicking and removal of judicial oversight from the GM, then PFS is evil and should be eliminated posthaste.


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I could see it working better as an archetype for psychic, rather than being an option for all psychics.

EDIT: That said, I could definitely see doing it if- for instance- you are running a campaign that doesn't have clerics or other "traditional" healers in it. An All-Occult campaign? For sure.


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She raised it from a little egg-hut.


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James Jacobs wrote:
Dragon78 wrote:
Will you get your own means of travel in this AP such as a your own ship?
Maybe.

Will it be a Shantak? :D


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Imbicatus wrote:

C'mon, if anything will inspire insanity by looking upon it it's a a flumph. It's positively Lovecraftian in it's description: A floating spheriod body, with eyeballs raised on stalks looking above a gaping maw, with a mass of writhing tentacles dangling underneath it's repulsive form.

It's scarier than a Yithian when you think about it.

Flumph: Ewoks by way of H.P. Lovecraft.

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