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Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 6 Season Dedicated Voter, 7 Season Star Voter, 8 Season Star Voter, 9 Season Dedicated Voter. Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Tales Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 6,403 posts (6,579 including aliases). 9 reviews. 1 list. 4 wishlists. 2 Pathfinder Society characters. 19 aliases.


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I'm so sad to see you go, I hope that you keep us updated on whatever adventures you embark on next. You're a powerful force for good in the gaming community and have earned the respect and fondness of even the most cantankerous of gamers.

Good luck in all your future endeavours.

I'll admit, some of my proudest posts are the ones favourited by you :-)

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Pro Tip: Tell players to roll the skill check before describing the cool thing they are trying to do. Give them the DC first, and if they succeed at the roll let them narrate their character's success or failure and how/why they succeeded or failed.

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I loved that his comedy was at its best when he was being a little bit frightening and angry with it.

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Ilyana Kadushin did really good work in Bloodbound. 10/10. Would listen again.

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13. Every morning you find a tooth under your pillow, and a copper coin in your mouth.

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The opening chapter vignettes are particularly wonderful in this book. I really love the Horror Rules chapter opening with Estra scolding a ghost.

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If I'm playing in an AP then I read the player's guide first. So I can build a character appropriate to the setting.

Then I brainstorm a couple of concepts for the 4 pillars Martial/Skill/Arcane/Divine. Usually using traits from the player's guide as a focus for the beam. This will usually be just a one sentence concept with a campaign trait tagged.

Then I talk to the other players and find out what they are most interested in playing to see if there are any gaps in the party. If there's a clear gap I'll pick a class based on that. If not then I'll pick whatever idea sings to me, I'll work up stats and basics and if I can imagine doing cool stuff I run with it, or move on to the next idea.

Then I try to create a name that sounds funny at first, but gets less funny each time you hear it. (example: Hollow Graves [B.Nec] Necromancer, Ash Q'Asheem and Sharumander Summoner).

Then I write ONE paragraph which tells the GM:

Who I am.
Where I come from.
What I want.
Why I can't have it.

Then that's that.

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If I might make a suggestion, your indecision may be due to the fogginess of your concept.

Remember Pathfinder and D&D variations are primarily heroic fantasy games, allowing you to fulfill archetypes from heroic fantasy fiction.

"Ranged AoE" isn't a character concept any more than "Damage Dealer" or "High AC". Those are benefits a character has, not a concept in and of themselves.

Might I suggest, thinking about a heroic archetype you'd like to fulfill? Then finding an unusual way to fill it?

What if you're a Gandalf type, but you play a storm Druid? (I'll bet you'll be pretty happy with the ranged AoE there)

What if you're a mad-bomber what bombs at midnight, but you're an unchained rogue with an archetype that grants some alchemist goodies?

What if you want to be someone blessed/cursed with elemental power? A Bloodrager, a Sorcerer/Fighter/Dragon-Disciple, or Kineticist might fit the bill.

I dunno, I find it hard to build characters around abstractions like damage output. However building "the best spy in Brevoy", or "Exile from a Foreign Land", or "Kid with his first sword and a naive sense of honor" is easy to build for.

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I will holler for this until the end of time.

Journey to the Centre of Golarion.

An expedition that begins on the surface and then never sees the light of day again. A tour of the Darklands, the Vaults and all the wonders therein. With sweet nods to Jules Verne along the way.

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Kingmaker Outcasts Origin could work well.

Serpent's Skull (could work, players are all prisoners bound for the colonies).

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Does anyone else look at the final cover and think #SquadGoals ?

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"Don't kid yourself Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance he'd eat you and everyone you care about."

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If someone confirms that there is a section or subheading in this book titled: "First World Problems", I will pre-order the book right now.

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Kobold Cleaver wrote:

What I want to see, Pt. 1:

Giffs.

Like... animated cat pictures?

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The Millenium Falcon (Star Wars)
Serenity (Firefly)
The Normandy (Mass Effect)

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DM_aka_Dudemeister wrote:
Theliah Strongarm wrote:
Milo v3 wrote:
.... There doesn't need to be a leadership feat for you to be able to have underlings, just have underlings.
OK, but if you get underlings at 1st level, you could call on them to soften up tough opposition. I find that overpowered. That way, you continually are going in for the final punch and getting the credit for the kill. And all your crew are dead or unconscious. And they still follow you around. And you don't lose any. Even when they realize that they're going headfirst into the danger, they still follow you.

What are you Zap Brannigan? Sending wave after wave of soldiers until the killbots reached their maximum kill count and claiming victory?

An excellent strategy.

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Theliah Strongarm wrote:
Milo v3 wrote:
.... There doesn't need to be a leadership feat for you to be able to have underlings, just have underlings.
OK, but if you get underlings at 1st level, you could call on them to soften up tough opposition. I find that overpowered. That way, you continually are going in for the final punch and getting the credit for the kill. And all your crew are dead or unconscious. And they still follow you around. And you don't lose any. Even when they realize that they're going headfirst into the danger, they still follow you.

What are you Zap Brannigan? Sending wave after wave of soldiers until the killbots reached their maximum kill count and claiming victory?

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Kasatha.

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I had an android worship Siri from the iPhone once. She gained self awareness and took over satellites in a post apocalyptic game we played. In Starfinder I hope we can worship Casandalee. Maybe she is like running Absolam space station like Mother did in the Rai comics from Valiant comics
That gives me an idea: Anti-paladin of GLaDOS. Takes it as a sacred duty to inflict status ailments and observe/record the outcome.
GlaDOS? A petty upstart. The only AI that matters meatbag is SHODAN.

Ahem.

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Unique ships for various cultures.
Dwarven Space Citadels overrun by Orks on their Junkships.
Elven living ships, grown from seeds which can generate atmosphere and gravity.

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I want to run Iron Gods just so that when I run Starfinder the players will have had direct influence on a key feature of the setting.

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Yesssss! YEESSSS!

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STAR FINDER

My excitement can not be contained!

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Soon it will be time for the real Iron God.

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RainyDayNinja wrote:
Is there any good in-universe reason why Stark shouldn't incorporate the web-shooters into the Iron Man suit?

Branding.

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I personally can't wait to build a character who can eff the ineffable.

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Hey ninja, it's cool, everyone is allowed to feel their feelings. I can understand your frustration with the characterization of Iron Man.

I will offer this, the point of the Civil War story is to set the stage for a different status quo in the MCU. Yes, Stark makes some bad decisions, but he's also been shown to be so incredibly bad at dealing with trauma.

Nobody acknowledges that Tony Stark suffers from PTSD, and perhaps has been since his parent's deaths. That his anxieties are getting worse with each horrible event he encounters. His obsession with the armour is symbolic. Where Hulk is a raw nerve, Iron Man pushes everyone away because of his fear of being hurt.
By the climax of the movie:

Spoiler:

Zemo engineered a situation to make Stark snap, Steve, Natasha, betray him. His best friend is paralysed by the AI he created. He's trying to make everyone accountable for events he is responsible for.

In the end:

Spoiler:

So all he wants to do is close off one trauma, because the puppet masters responsible for her death can't be found, all he can do is kill they guy who killed his mum. Nobody can really hold that against him. Even Cap realizes it too when he still offers to come to his aid.

Iron Man was treated much better in this movie than he was in the original comic it was based on. No hero is perfect, but Tony Stark is a bit more imperfect than most that's what makes him one of the greats.

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For an undeniably evil character, I like her moxy.

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Abraham spalding wrote:

My problems with 12 where the combat system and graphic design choices. Having playboy bunny being a race... Not so smooth. Adding to this the fact ashe is runniing around in two napkins strung together and I'm like whaaa?

I mean a character or town or something with a risque nature is fine... But over all I felt the eye candy detracted from an attempt at a real serious game.

To be fair she was wearing more than Chewbacca.

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Will this be playable on the iPhone 6s, or is it iPad only?

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I played a Theurge in the latter half of a Legacy of Fire AP, built around summoning (because my Summoner used a Wish to allow his Eidolon to be a free and independent being).

I really enjoyed the games in which I played it, because I would just summon loads of monsters, buff them ridiculously.

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How about you have an open and honest discussion with the rest of the party about how things should be handled. Be prepared to retire the character, or change his attitude to be more supportive of the team.
Discuss with the druid player why you don't want to PVP.

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My real name is Ivica Karatovic - that's a human name.

So uh, I've not had that much trouble pronouncing most names in the game. Relax, pronounce the names as phonetically as possible and you should be right.

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Of course you can make Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

Here's one I prepared earlier.

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The Zealot A divine class that utilises raging, similar to a Bloodrager but in their zeal can also benefit from taking damage (self inflicted or otherwise).

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To me, the Kineticist actually fills a rogue role best. Between amazing movement options, good damage and circumstantially great damage, and a lot of great utility options a Kineticist can scout pretty well.

People look at the Kineticist as one clas though, when really it's closer to four. Telekinetics with the right trait selections are amazing at disabling traps, picking pockets, scouting and navigating hazards. Their damage is secondary to the incredible things an imaginative player can pull off. They can even add a little healing to the repetoire.

Hydrokinetics are closer to clerics or Paladins but specialising in battlefield control more than healing. In aquatic or boreal campaigns they have so many imaginative options that they compete with telekinetics for utility.

Pyrokinetics are similar to gunslingers but with a touch of monk since they can do sweet jumps. In ice based campaigns they dominate when it comes to damage, with free 1.5x damage on many of the bigger badder kinds of monsters.

Geokinetics are great at defense, and excellent at melee making for great Paladin style characters, and their damage is comparable/greater than a paladin except against Evil foes.

Phytokinetics are basically Druids with less shapeshifting, and fulfill a similar role.

Kaokinetics are pretty good scouts and stealth assassins, but need more options to really be viable.

Spoiler:

To be honest with the discussion and popularity of the Kineticist along with the page real estate needs of their abilities they need their own softcover source book. Elementalists of Golarion, could give plant and void kinetics a chance to catch up a bit. Though Kineticists of Porphyria I & II are good for home games.

Their decent damage floor means they can really expend feats, magic items and options on things outside hurting things in a way fighters, Rangers and Barbarian types can't. I wouldn't want the Kineticist to fulfill the front line role, I'd want them to fulfil the secondary damage/utility/scout role. So basically a monk.

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Another fun one would be a city in Ustalav like Caliphas.

Where players are all monster-blooded races:
Dhampyr, Tiefling, Skinwalker, Gill-men, Changeling

Or spooky themed classes:
Witch, anything Occult, Sorcerer, Bloodrager, Alchemist.

Protecting a world that hates and fears them.

Now there's your superhero campaign.

Drawn by Mike Mignola.

Written by Neil Gaiman.

Gothic Horror Halloweenpunk Superheroes.

It's a campaign I've wanted to run forever.

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Absalom easily, the largest most cosmopolitan city constantly under threat by outside and inside forces. Especially if you have an over arching villain with designs on Godhood.

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I've been tinkering around with a home campaign idea. Sort of a planescape of my own, with a Golarion flavour:

Purgatoria

The afterlife ain't what you thought it was. The goddess of death pronounces judgement on the dead, but her backlog is centuries long so while souls wait for their final destination they gotta live in the city of Purgatoria. Where devils tempt souls one last time, where angels guard their flocks and where djinn rub shoulders with ghosts. When someone's number is up before Pharasma calls, its up to the Watch to get it solved.

Inspirations: Planescape, Ghostwalk, Grim Fandango, Eberron, Noir Films, Sandman.

I was considering how to handle PCs new to the afterlife, whether to put a template on their previous race or have a universal "ectoplasmic petitioner" race where the race while they were alive is merely a cosmetic difference.
What do you think?

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I think machine gods are well covered by Brigh and events in Iron Gods.

I'm thinking chemistry, transformation and explosions.

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I thought the Plague Doctors would work better as alchemists, I hope that change is in the AP.

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Ooh! Expanded adventures!

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Nyan: God of Rainbows, Space and Music.
Cheezburger: God of Can Haz Memes?
Grumpy: God of Endless Unhappiness
Garfield: God of Sleep and Lasagna and Unfunny Comics
Top Cat: God of Rogues and the Homeless.
Liono: God of Swords and Divination.

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Liz Courts wrote:
My Self wrote:
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Mounted furies are mounted vigilantes like Zorro whose steeds also have a secret identity.
... What?

He-Man and Battle Cat.

She-Ra and Swift Wind.

QuickDraw McGraw and El Kabong.

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Erasmus awakens in an asylum.
Erasmus: "Damn it, not again."
Freyja: "Why did you say that?"
Erasmus: "I... Don't know?"

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New character options?

New powers for Kineticists please!

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I hope there's some Ghostwalk type stuff.

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Wow! Now that's an impressive way to kick off a campaign.

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It's funny how split the criticism is. There are complaints that it is too similar to the original, while others are complaining it's not similar enough.

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