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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. 2,939 posts (2,943 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 1 alias.


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You could have the Law vs. Chaos AP be the long awaited Galt AP everyone's been clamoring for.


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How about some kind of kineticist-style bard? That way you can have Earth, Wind, and Fire! :D


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Wow. This looks like a lot of fun- Pathfinder mixing it up with pulp fantasy/sci-fi characters. Will Tars Tarkas use the Shobhad stats, or get an entirely new Green Martian writeup?

I will definitely be picking this up on the stands.


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Obviously, a lot of arguments on all of these, though I do like the OP's original suggestion of Neutrality. After all, as Burke said, "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

(Substituting "good" for "neutral" in this sense. Although, hmm... if a lawful good person were too bound by strictures of law to act overtly, might not those very constraints be evil in allowing bad things to occur...? :p)


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How about Aroden Bits?


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I'm a huge fan of the Thunderbolts comic book from Marvel; classic Thunderbolts, that is, where the villains were posing as heroes in order to effect their larger, more nefarious plot to rule the world.

I have been wondering how it would work to run Hell's Rebels TBolts style. It seems to me like the best possible scenario of the APs (I'm not sure Hell's Vengeance would work quite as well in reverse, for instance, due to the way the plot plays out). I think it could provide some really interesting RP opportunities as the "heroes" try to maintain their cover amongst their allies, particularly as they level past 4th and now need to worry about magical alignment detection as well as more mundane means, and it might provide some interesting alternatives to combat with the villains of the piece- negotiating with some groups to stand down in return for making them a better deal when the "heroes" wind up on top, etc.

Has anyone else attempted something like this? Did it work out, were there problems indemic to the way the APs are structured that made it difficult?


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Oh, wow! Congratulations and best of luck in whatever you do next. This place won't be the same without your Ginja-ness!


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Zaister wrote:
I meant in this thread. People seem to want that a lot and I'm just wondering where that comes from.

Sometimes you just gotta wendi-go with it.


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Message board troll wrote:
Giant-kabobs, Giant creole, Giant gumbo. Pan fried Giant, deep fried Giant, stir-fried Giant. There's pineapple Giant, lemon Giant, coconut Giant, pepper Giant, Giant soup, Giant stew, Giant salad, Giant and potatoes, Giant burger, Giant sandwich.

No shrimp giant?


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Dragon78 wrote:
So who wants to guess what creature type/subtype Krampus will be?

Strangely sentient ooze.


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Thomas Seitz wrote:
Metal masters?! What the heck is that?!

I think that was a late night video show on MTV back in the 80s.


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Dragon78 wrote:
It was the "Ask James Jacobs", he said there were giant roaches in there but had to be cut.

So you're saying there was a roach clip?


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I think the biggest danger in creating a 0-HD race that ventures too far from humanoid proportions is addressing how it can reasonably fit into the game alongside other character races (or even just in a campaign with player creatures like itself). The current equipment rules don't really accommodate exotic body types. One of the things that really nagged at me about D&D's push for allowing everything to be playable in the latter days of 2E and during much of the 3E run was this sort of issue. You had creatures that ended up being statted up and written just because someone thought that it would be really neat to have available, without a lot of consideration for if it was really playable.

I'm hopeful though, based on Paizo's track record, that this will turn out well.


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Possessed bloodline sounds interesting.


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Rysky wrote:
I'm imagining a Leonard Shelby style character now...
Who?!

The main character in Memento, played by the ever amazing Guy Pearce. (Can't believe it's been 16 years since that movie came out...)

I really hope that Tsathoggua gets a stat block treatment.


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Rysky wrote:
Ithaqua?! The Wind-Walker?!?! F~** YEAH!

I thought that was Ameriqua.


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Oooh! New gremlin!!!

(Isn't it about time they got themselves their own subtype? Equal time for Gremlins!!!)


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Luthorne wrote:
James Jacobs mentioned here that there will be information on the Crown of the World and Shenmen in this book.

Oooh! Black Blood goodness, perhaps?


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Sugar. Spice. And Everything Nice.

Along with a healthy dose of Chemical X.


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Likelikelikelikelikelikelikelikelikelike.


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James Sutter wrote:
One thing that isn't mentioned in the solicitation is that I wrote this whole book—been working on it on and off for probably two years now. Can't wait for you all to see it. :)

Was anything in this book influenced by the suggestions made a long, long time ago in this thread? :D


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Pyromancer999 wrote:
It's been a while since I've had a copy of the specific book to look at, but remember it saying that he was exiled to the Plane of Shadow by the other Eldest.

I was under the impression for some reason (can't recall the source) that he was suspected to have been imprisoned by Nex.


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Digging it. Hopefully between this and books like Ultimate Intrigue, we might be moving in a direction towards alternative means of advancing in class and level beyond just the traditional "killin' stuff."


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Luthorne wrote:
Might need to wait for Dance Halls of Golarion for that one, though...

With the Dance Hall Daze feat?

(Now I've got Wang Chung stuck in my head.)


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Thomas Seitz wrote:
That being said, I'm pretty sure there will be stuff about all the fey, dance offs and probably a few mentions of Jubjub birds.

This would be awesome. Rules for Dance Off Combat.

Take that, Ronan!


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Mark Moreland wrote:
The fallout from Rexit will take generations to fully comprehend.

Rexit?

Or NEXit?


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Umbral Reaver wrote:
In the future, attention span has been monetized so heavily that attention itself is now currency.

Good lord. If their attention span in the future is anything comparable to that of modern people, the economy must be bankrupt.


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What the aboleth giveth, the aboleth taketh away.


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Mark Moreland wrote:
It is very similar to the Books of the Damned and Chronicle of the Righteous. There are no new Eldest, but they each get a full write-up with obediences and such.

Even the long-lost Count Ranalc?

(pleasepleasepleaseplease...)


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As far as the mechanics, we know that they want their bestiaries to be compatible between both games. Makes sense from a business standpoint, as you don't have to have an entirely different set of books just for monsters, both for manpower purposes as well as to make the transition easier financially and practically for your clients (plus, there are already 5 of them out).

In any event, that, I think is the biggest clue going forward as to how they might approach Starfinder. Yes, they want to use as much of the Pathfinder rules as possible, but it seems like perhaps the Bestiaries are their baseline, rather than the Core Rules per se.

Ideally, I'd think they would want you to be able to use the bestiaries as is, without having to apply any modifiers or conversions or buy/download a conversion guide just to get things straight. Or, they might just single out a few of the most important items from the Bestiary stat blocks that are applicable, and the rest can be freely ignored. But I think to get an idea of where their mindset might be working, we should look at the bestiaries and move back to the Core from there.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Yes. But that's what you get when you have humans. :D

And the internet to provide them a voice to cry out their vain hopes and dreams to the masses. :D


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In the silent vastness of space, everyone is a ninja!!


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Entryhazard wrote:
The biggest advantage is that a bow makes even less noise of a silenced gun

Because in space no one can hear you loose.

... wait. How would this be an advantage in space?


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Got to cut a deal with one of those dang Men of Leng, I'm guessing? Perhaps its off to the Dreamlands in #5.

Even though the name Count Lowls makes me lol, I'm looking forward to this entire AP sooooo much.


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Needs to be a hardcover. (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

But seriously... WOOHOOO!!!!


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I'd love to see different forms of currency for different planets/systems/regions, but I suspect that will probably not be the case (and I can see why; like with languages, once you start getting too "realistic" it can bog down gameplay too much).

Ideally, though, give different currencies for each region, with a standard "galactic" sort of currency that is able to be used in most areas that have contact with the "core"/Absalom Station.


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Imbicatus wrote:
The Coldfire Trilogy C.S. Friedman

Dangit! Can't believe I forgot this. It's one of my favorite series; I must have reread it at least a half-dozen times. Definitely this, especially in regards to magic.


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I doubt Paizo will go this route, but I'd love to see a sci-fi take on the classic Castle Amber module for D&D. PCs find themselves stranded on a derelict ship, only to find that that they have to contend with a crew driven mad by isolation and the invasion of evil creatures, and have to find a way to find and free the chief engineer from his hibernation capsule so that he can repair the ship and take them home.


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Tacticslion wrote:

I agree with most of Malwing's post above, and I wanted to point out something from it.

Malwing wrote:
Most of the speculation I've seen on Starfinder reflects a lot of D&D history
This right here is something I'm surprised no one has really gone on at length about in this thread.

Another way of looking at Starfinder, and this kind of seems to mesh with what some of the "official" word has been, is that it is reflective of D&D/PF history in a different way- in the way that early TSR had many different games, in addition to D&D, as part of its stable. Games such as Boot Hill, Gangbusters, Gamma World, Metamorphosis Alpha, Top Secret (one of my personal favorites), and- not dissimilar to Starfinder- Star Frontiers.

Most of these had standalone systems that were different from D&D and each other, but at various points along the way, in various editions of those games, efforts were made to either make the mechanics similar to D&D or other games in the line.

It seems to me that Starfinder is really just Paizo testing the waters to do something in that vein, but with an eye towards trying to keep enough mechanics similar that they can still have some degree of cross-product pollination.

Perhaps, if it is successful, they might try similar such products, for different gaming styles (horror, maybe? I know there have been a lot of calls for steampunk Pathfinder, too.)


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Deathstalker series (Simon Green)

Double Solitaire (Wild Cards X, Melinda Snodgrass)
-While the Wild Cards books are set on Earth, this one actually takes place on another planet, and is very space operatic, plus it incorporates the super powers of its parent series


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It would be interesting to see how/if the exploration rules might be translated for interstellar "sand box" adventuring.


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Will there be Black Blood?


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xorial wrote:
My excitement is for the fact that there will be material written for Pathfinder & supported in Hero Lab (I already asked) that can be used to run Dragonstar.

Are they going to rename it Starlab? :D


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Snorb wrote:

What I Want From Starfinder:

* Gyrojet pistols/rifles. (Google them, or watch You Only Live Twice.) Seriously, these need more love.

Those could be useful in space combat (actual zero-g, not ship interior combat).


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Lord Fyre wrote:
A war against an army of Hobgoblins should have been set in Lingshen.

I'm kind of hoping there are at least some ja noi oni in this. Reading between the lines of the histories of Avistan and Tian-Xia, it seems at least marginally possible that ja noi were involved with (or behind) the Goblinblood Wars. I'd like for that to be the case, and see them involved with this as well.


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Spaceship PCS!!!!

(But seriously, maybe some kind of side-system such that as the party grows and levels, their ship can do so alongside them? Learn new maneuvers, gain ship traits, etc.)


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Black hole vampires.


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James-

Congrats on the Starfinder line; I'm really excited to see what you guys at Paizo come up with. Speaking of which:

I know you've said that the Hyperion Cantos were something of an inspirational source for Distant Worlds, but are you familiar with the Deathstalker series by Simon Green? I'm personally not too keen on the way he writes his characters in that series, but for sci-fi/space opera world-building, it can't be beat.


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UnArcaneElection wrote:

^New AI God . . . Does this have Harlan Ellison's voice?

Maybe it's Hal 9000's voice, instead?


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Gods, shmods.

They're all just really very advanced beings that belong to the G-Continuum.

(Or is it the P-Continuum? Either way.)

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