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Going to have to check this out for certain. I've long toyed with the idea of doing something similar (albeit more campaign specific), and creating "variant" monsters based on geographic locations/tribes/etc.

Plus, these simple templates sound like a great addition! Surprised no one thought of it sooner, but I'm glad they did! (Now if we can just get some for the non-core classes! hint, hint). :)


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Dragon78 wrote:
There are a lot of choices though such as Swami, Fakir, Telepath, Psychic, Seer, Medium, Occultist, Mentalist, Mystic, Clairvoyant, etc.

Mystic and/or Occultist were name dropped at one point, though I can't quite tell from the podcast if one replaced the other or not.


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Artanthos wrote:

I'm just assuming the marketing department wants WINDOWS X.

They wanted the Wolverine tie-in.


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Wisdom sounds pretty appropriate. One thing about the Wisdom bonus is that with the Perception bonus and the Scent ability, you've already pretty well covered the elephant's astounding sense of smell and hearing, so I could possibly see going with Intelligence instead. Then again, IIRC a lot of the Skinwalkers to have the Wis/Int trade combo going on already, so that would be keeping in that wheelhouse somewhat.


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I've been working on a skinwalker breed (on and off) for some time for a Bison. I'm tentatively calling it a Thunderhearted.


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Looks pretty good. Rumbling Fury might be slightly too powerful, but perhaps not (as a 1/day effect). Maybe Thunderstomp from the Advanced Class Guide as an alternative?

I'd probably be inclined to give them a Dex penalty rather than an Int penalty, and Knowledge (any one) instead of Sense Motive- elephants never forget, after all :p - but overall, I'd say it looks pretty good.

Loxodon as a name doesn't seem quite in line with the other Skinwalker breed names, but then again, what's in a name?

I should post the Skinwalker Bison that I've been working on one of these days...


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I'd just run him as a ratfolk.

That, or an awakened raccoon.


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Kvantum wrote:

Yes, the bloodrager gets new bloodlines.

** spoiler omitted **

Holy Poop! (Or Unholy Poop, as the case may be)!

I was hoping for one of those for ages! Particularly for the Bloodrager!


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Dragon78 wrote:
Great episode, can't wait for Skye to meet her father. I am interested to know how Ward knows who Skye's father is and were to find him.

Raina probably told him while she was working with him and Garrett at the end of last season.


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They definitely have big plans, Spiral_Ninja. I read an article the other day about how they are hoping to make the Flash the most "comic book-ish" series on tv, and I know they've already cast one of the Flash's most iconic Rogues.


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Kevin Mack wrote:
So anyone have this yet?

Too soon, I think.


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HYDRA invented marketing.


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Sissyl wrote:
I actually didn't think he would fulfill that. Interesting... And it could certainly be an utter failure. Still, he has my interest. Anyone know if Frost is still alive?

You mean Mark Frost? He's the Executive Producer and is working with Lynch on this (see quote in OP).

The two of them have remained close all these years and have long discussed the possibility, but it's been very hit or miss until they finally approached Showtime about it recently. I think they figured the time was right to fulfill Laura Palmer's promise to Dale Cooper that she'll "see you again in 25 years."

(Oh, and to my fellow Twin Peaks-philes, Psych had a fairly humorous Twin Peaks homage show in its fifth season- Dual Spires. Many of the cast of Twin Peaks had cameo roles on it.)


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Induce Stockholm Syndrome.


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Can't wait to see this. Lynch has been cagey about the possibility in recent years, so I'm glad to see that they are going to go ahead and do it. So many unanswered questions still.

And just in time for the 25 year anniversary!


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zergtitan wrote:
And the first ACG iconic to get a cover cameo is Harkon, funny I thought it would be Jirelle.

Jirelle and Oloch were on the cover of Risen from the Sands.


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Nick O'Connell wrote:
Instead of asking the same bothersome (lol) question of who the iconics are for this AP.I just want to know who the new iconic is. The one that hasn't been in an adventure path yet. If anyone knows :)

It's got to be Kess. An AP about Giantslaying is just begging for a picture of her using Awesome Blow to knock a 20 foot tall Cloud Giant off its feet.


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Irnk, Dead-Eye's Prodigal wrote:
The more ideas people come up with, the more I begin to hope I might actually be able to talk my best gamer friend into giving Pathfinder, or at least this AP a try...

I still think playing space age bachelor pad music when the players enter crashed modules of Divinity would make for a suitably creepy effect.

As we all learned from Guardians of the Galaxy, the ship's stereo is more resilient than the rest of the ship. :)

(This is another good one.)


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SteelDraco wrote:
Or until the rest of the pregens for Pathfinder Society come out. Seytiel would presumably show up there - although wasn't he evil in his initial writeup?

He still is. The only evil iconic.


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Yee-ha! Radioactive Zombies!!

You give me a Choking Tower, I raise you a Night of the Comet.


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Ed Reppert wrote:
Is that necessarily true? I did notice that the Second Darkness Seltyiel seems to have some skills that aren't in the current game's list, and doesn't have some that are.

There were some minor changes to the setting between the publication of the original world guide and the current one, but nothing major that I can think of.

Seltyiel's mechanics would have changed slightly; there is the skill difference you note; between the publication of Second Darkness and Council of Thieves, Concentration was no longer a skill, Gather Information was folded into either Diplomacy or Knowledge (local) (possibly both, I don't recall offhand), Listen, Spot, and Search were folded into Perception. They also changed Seltyiel's wizard specialty from Evocation to Conjuration.

I'm not sure there ever has been an official statted up version of Seltyiel as a Magus, though, even a 1st level one.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Whedon will continue to kill off characters for inscrutable purposes, and fans will continue to tune in.

Joss isn't writing this show.

EDIT: And what atheral said.


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Snorter wrote:
If someone is continually inserting wrong information, and it's clear that they are doing so deliberately, since his origin can easily be checked in the APs and Paizo blog, do the site staff have the tools to block that person from making further changes, or even from viewing the site?

From looking at it, it seems like the person in question may genuinely believe the (mis)information he is posting is correct. He appears unable to cite any references, but his comments suggest he somehow got the dhampir, gunslinger, and summoner information from the comics.


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William Ronald wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
The Pathfinder Wiki is wrong.
James, it looks like someone must have just edited the entry. This is what is the summary now.

Looking at the history on that Wiki, someone appears to keep going in and adding the Dhampir stuff (along with some other erroneous information), prompting a revision to the previous information, ad hominem.

Someone just reverted the entry today yesterday, possibly in response to this thread pointing out the error.


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I'm not sure the whole "Absorbing Man gets a rush from absorbing things" bit added anything to the character, though I'm willing to wait and see if it goes anywhere in the next episode.

Similarly- why didn't he keep the diamond in his pocket the whole time so he could just absorb its properties?

(But then, the same could be said about the character in the comics, too- although I do seem to recall a storyline in the comics where he finally clued into doing just that sort of thing himself. Guy was never too bright.)


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Cast Polymorph PC to Commoner


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The Bloody Bloodletters
The Landlord Killers
The Sluggoes


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Lemmy wrote:
I honestly doubt any part of this sentence is true. Vancian casting is only used in D&D-related literature.

Not true. The spellcasting in Roger Zelazny's second Amber series is very Vancian in nature, among other places.

EDIT: I see Lord Mhoram beat me to it.


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James Jacobs wrote:
I'm pretty sure I put that detail in... but it might have been Nick. Hard to tell where one starts and the other ends.

So you're saying one of the two of you is a Neh-Thalggu that collected the other's brain?


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It just occurred to me that it might be cool to run "flashback" sessions of the Shattered Star prequels alongside that campaign.

Open each new installment of the AP with the players playing PCs of a related "prequel" module through a seminal scene in that module, and then move on to the "modern" day PCs running through the Shattered Star.

For example, the fight against Karzoug from RotRL 6 as a "flashback" before running Dead Heart of Xin.


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Bandw2 wrote:
Dragons have opposable claws and can hold and grasp things in pathfinder. They can use their fore claws just about as well as any humanoid(mechanically anyway). just can't walk around on 2 legs.

That's not the anatomical problem I'm talking about. I'm referring to the anatomical difficulties they might have trying to put on armor when their legs/arms are much shorter than the length of their bodies. Plus their wings.

It is much harder to believe a dragon can put on armor without assistance than imagining a humanoid doing the same.


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I've seen artwork of dragons wearing armor, and while it is an interesting visual, and certainly not outside the realm of you know- magic, and fantasy and all that- said artwork always looks rather like barding. Like something someone put on the dragon, and not something they would (or could) be able to put on themselves.

Does that mean they shouldn't or wouldn't wear it? Not necessarily, obviously, in the real world, knights had to have help to put on their own armor. So not unbelievable that a dragon would have servants to help outfit it.

In fantasy rpgs, it is largely assumed adventurers can outfit and equip their armor alone, without aid, though, and try as I might, I just can't see a dragon's anatomy allowing it to do the same with its own armor.

So, I'd venture to say that the reason we don't see a lot of armored dragons is that they don't generally take the time every day to have their servitors suit them up just on the theory that some pesky adventurers might pick that day to storm their lair.

In certain cases, though, I could see it (dragon knows the adventurers are coming and has time to prepare, etc.)


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sowhereaminow wrote:

Kaiju versus Spawn of Rovagug. Why is this not a card game/board game put out by Paizo? Just wondering...

Edit: or that high level module many clamor for...

I'm totally picturing a Shadow of the Colossus type adventure now.

Or one of those mini-games that Dragon magazine used to put out back in the day (like clay-o-rama and orcwars)


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Alleran wrote:
The Spawn win. Kaiju have no means of getting around the Regeneration and 3-round-resurrection that the Spawn of Rovagug have, while the Spawn can just keep coming back and doing damage until the kaiju goes down. They can't stop the Spawn.

Nah. Godzilla always loses at first, then comes back and manages to save the day in spite of overwhelming odds.

Like a Player Character.


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Braaaainssss... musst have braaaaainnnssss!

Does that Neh-Thalggu have eyes on its legs? Creeepy.

I've always loved those guys since X2: Castle Amber.


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Secane wrote:
Is the presence of Kaiju in Tian Xia, one the reasons there doesn't seem to have any recorded history of Spawns of Rovagug attacks in Tian Xia?

That's an interesting question, actually. It would certainly be kind of in keeping with the Kaiju source material, wherein someone like Godzilla often shows up to prevent the depredations of a nefariously (or undiscerning) similar large beast.

Rovagug Spawn vs. Kaiju! That would be cool to see.


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They could be lazy adventurers lying in wait to rob other, more active adventurers who just came out of the dragon's lair laden with loot, completely oblivious to their impending peril.


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Necro'ing this thread because I just got my poster map of Bruce Heard's World of Calidar in the mail today, and it is amazing. I've known the cartographer, Thorfinn Tait, since we were part of the Mystara Mailing List back in the 90s, and have watched his skills grow over the years, but this blew me away. Put me on record to say that if Paizo ever does anything more with the other planets of Golarion's multiverse, they should enlist Thorf to map those planets out for them!

Take a look at his presentation on the Great Caldera of Calidar. And then take a look at the way he goes about developing his maps. Great stuff!


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I'd also like to point out Thorfinn Tait's Cartography page on Facebook, which features some more of the artwork for this book. Truly spectacular collaboration between Bruce and Thorf on this.

And of course Bruce's own page for more about the soon to be huge world of Calidar.


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Bruce Heard wrote:
Thanks for the praise! May I repost your note on Facebook or elsewhere?

Of course!

Looking forward to seeing the hardcover soon, Bruce!


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I got my poster map of Calidar in the mail today, and this is just beautiful. I mean, I'd seen it online already, and I'm well familiar with Thorfinn Tait's works from his earliest days on the Mystara Mailing List and his more recent (and amazing) works with Illustrator, but this poster map is probably the most beautiful map I've ever seen in a fantasy game product. It truly could be a real world map.

Bruce and Thorf, you both have gone above and beyond with this. I can't wait to see the rest of what is coming with Calidar.


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Odraude wrote:
True, but then where do fairy circles and world fairs fit in? How do they fit in with mind magic? Not to rain all over the parade of the wishlist here, but I'm not quite grasping the relation.

Well, it remains to be seen yet precisely what "Occult Magic" is, but it isn't necessarily one and the same with "mind magic."

At this point, about all we know for sure is that some of it will involve utilizing/accessing/manipulating/? the Ethereal plane, and possibly the Astra as well.


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Joshua Goudreau wrote:
I will probably not include Frozen Stars but only because I don't want to send my players to another planet when they will already be experiencing Rasputin Must Die! and probably The Moonscar.

It would be pretty easy to toss out the extraplanetary aspects of Triaxus from Frozen Stars, and just declare that it takes place in a wintry wilderness area, especially if you're running it out of context of the AP.


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terraleon wrote:
We are looking at some expansion on the system in the manuscript for the upcoming Southlands kickstarter from Kobold Press.

Any chance of that expansion offering some new words to cover some of the spells outside of the Core (APG, ACG, UM)?


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I agree with this thread.


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I love the title of this one. It makes me think of Lords of Karma by Joe Satriani.

And Dare To Be Stupid.


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Pascal from Tangled.


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Steve Geddes wrote:
It's interesting that there aren't any of the early issues of Mummy's Mask on the list yet. Presumably paizo print more of the early instalments of each AP than they do of the later ones - I wonder whether something has changed to make the later issues more popular in this case (either the specific theme or some other issue like the existence of mythic rules increasing the demand for high power modules).

I'm not sure of the print run, but they have mentioned on the boards in various places that the later issues of the APs tend to sell less well than the early issues do, so it may very well be that they print smaller quantities of them.

Two other things to mention (one's as much a question as comment):

Last year, Paizo managed somehow to scroung up some of their classic products and make them available in the Scratch-N-Dent section (I noticed at the time that the hard to find Rivers Run Red had become available there again; I'd already acquired a rare cover price copy elsewhere by then, but I think others might have been happy to find one).

Speaking of Scratch-N-Dent- I've never been completely clear on this, but I don't believe that stock is included in these Going, Going, Gone! numbers. If not, that's another potential source for anyone looking for print products.


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I mentioned it upthread (somewhere), but I'd certainly be interested in seeing a Paizonian take on American Folklore characters and stories, like Paul Bunyan, Patrick Henry, Pecos Bill, Johnny Appleseed, and the like. (Not a comprehensive list, by any means, but the first ones that come to mind.)

I think bringing in other aspects of Americana (in this case, North Americana), and finding a way to integrate them with more traditional takes on Native traditions, would be really cool, and certainly in keeping with a lot of the sort of fun "pop culture" types of things Paizo has done in the past (Mothmen, Spring Heeled Jack, etc.)


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Saw this post downpage earlier. Kickstarter for Native American minis. Interesting.

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