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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. 6,260 posts (6,373 including aliases). 9 reviews. 1 list. 4 wishlists. 2 Pathfinder Society characters. 19 aliases.


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feytharn wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
Did anyone else loose any solders in the tutorial mission? I never did like that with the first XCOM.
Their deaths seem pretty much scripted...but give them credit...they are looking for a new commanding officer at that point ;-)

X-Com Enemy Within's tutorial had you lose 3 of 4 squad members.

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Vex - Half-Orc Fighter [Planning on going Wizard to Eldritch Knight. Wants to prove a point about the viability of such a build.]
Bizarch - Half-Drow Undead Lord Cleric of Rhozool [Goddess of Fate Interrupted - Daughter of Zon Kuthon and Nyrissa from Kingmaker. Really looking forward to animating an undead Dragon])
Tink - Changeling Druid with Sabertooth Tiger Companion

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I'd like to see a Villain Point system. Similar to Hero Points, but for accomplishing Eeeeeevil goals.

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darth_borehd wrote:
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As for Pathfinder games turning out like GoT or LotR, it sounds like this will probably help. There's also Skull and Shackles for something with a rather different feel. Unless you mean in terms of seriousness/grittiness?

I mean I'm surprised by the number of players who seem to want deadpan seriousness and dark gritty horror. Sure, I like LotR and GoT/SoI&F, but does *EVERY* game need to be like that? It seems like everybody wants to go out of their way to make each game "scary," "dark," "gritty," and so on.

I'd like a book that goes the other way--tips for adding more whimsical elements. The "We Be Goblins" and "Harrowing" modules were steps closer to what I would like to see.

I'm sure Horror Adventures will be a good book for those who want even more "horror" but I just find it tiring and old hat now.

Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.

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With a single word title of such an iconic part of the Pathfinder Canon, and such a great writer on deck, my expectations are Sky High.

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I'm a fan of FATE, I'm a fan of FFG Star Wars, I'm a fan of Pathfinder, I'm a fan of 5th Edition, I'm a fan of the Cypher system.

There's plenty of different itches an RPG can scratch. Simulation, is really an abstraction after all.

My point being, if you wanna cludge a system to make what you think Star Wars should be, you should do it. But, d20 Star Wars works for some people, and SAGA works for some people, and WEG d6 Star Wars works for some people and FFG Star Wars works for some people.

It's all playing pretend in the end.

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Fantasy Flight's new Star Wars RPG does something similar to what you're suggesting but with even more skew towards narrative.

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Though they haven't appeared in every game, usually there is a focus on powerful Crystals that are the source of magic, or keys to stopping some great evil.

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Would it be possible to play a teenage character (about 15-16), I have an idea for an Artful Dodger/Jimmy the Hand type character that I think would be so great for this.

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Quentin Coldwater wrote:

I GMed for a Telekineticist yesterday, and I'm sort of disappointed (for lack of a better word) in how they can break certain situations so easily. I'm not mad about it, just sort of sad about how some scenarios just can't handle having a Kineticist in the group. Yesterday the group had to cross a rickety bridge. The Kineticist made a rock float, they climbed on the rock and it ferried them across one by one. A 20-foot cliff, with people who all had terrible Strength. Floating rock carried them to the top. Lots of traps were disabled through a form of ranged Disable Device. A fluid leaked from the ceiling. Kineticist formed a cup out of pure aether to contain it.

Okay, other elements of Kineticists have more pure blasting power, but the utility made my cry in a corner. He removed any challenge from the adventure. He explained what powers he was using to do everything and I couldn't fault him for it. Some things were a bit on the creative side, so I gave him some leeway because of the rule of cool, but a lot of things are written vaguely enough that it can apply in a lot of situations.

Sure but a single spell could get those characters across a rickety bridge. If the players bought a bucket, they could have dealt with the fluid on the ceiling. And as for the trap, well a Rogue could have disabled it from close by with a bonus on the check to do so.

Yeah, a telekinetic is great utility for a creative player, but at the same time a wizard or sorcerer can take some fantastic utility abilities as well.

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Guru-Meditation wrote:
Just use Witch and Witcher.

Until you hit level 20 and can be called the Witchest.

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Hama wrote:
Oh for god's sake can't two men be friends and develop a bromance without everyone screaming GAAAAY? You know straight men exist. And they have friends. And they love each other.

Can't two gay characters exist in the Star Wars film canon without people screaming "BROMANCE", as iftwo gay people is too many?

Right now we're in a schroedinger moment, and until something happens in the films to confirm or deny the theory, I say why deny people representation?

To you they can be man pals.
To other people they can be romantic partners.
To still others, there's the distant and unlikely hope of seeing a healthy poly relationship.

It's all pretend. But straight men are hardly running out of representation in film.

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I just want to say, I am really enjoying this podcast. I'm up to episode 4 now, and this feels like the next best thing to playing an AP. Giantslayer is probably my least likely AP to run or play, so this is such a great alternative.

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The Punisher performs a murder each episode for your entertainment!

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Alan Rickman didn't start his acting career until he was about 28. So maybe consider its not too late to start doing the thing you want to do.

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Set wrote:
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So the force obeys the law of conservation of ninjutsu... That... Makes is sound incredibly disappointing. :P

It does fit the lore, anyway. The force is generated and sustained by life, according to Yoda, and if there's only a couple people in the universe tapping into it, they should have a bigger 'pool' of power to tap than if there were hundreds of them running around.

Then again, it also would mean that blowing up planets full of life and living creatures would be counterproductive even to a Sith...

Yes, and no. Because all the life on that planet would "return to the force", so while it reduces long-term gains, it does not act as a short term loss either. If Force was a Galactic number, it could only go up or if every living thing was dead stop at whatever number it's at. Nothing seems to make it go down.

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Neverwhere was an amazing BBC radio drama.

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I assume he merely ascended to the stars, shedding his temporary mortal shell of star dust.

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Doomed Hero wrote:

A few things I can't quite wrap my head around:

1) The riot baton. It's awesome, but why the hell would it be needed? If storm troopers wanted to quell riots or take prisoners, why wouldn't they just use the Stun setting on their blasters? Remember those weird blue circle-waves they knocked out Leia with in the first few minutes of A New Hope? They all have those. We've never seen them use them since. "Oh, dude's got a g@*~&~n lightsaber! Better stay the hell away and switch to blue-ring knockouty wave." Nope. "Dude's got a g+~%!$n lightsaber! Better hit him with my twirly stick."

2) Starkiller Base. Lets assume the second shot had worked just like the first one did. Now what? The sun (i.e. their ammunition) is gone. Were they just going to slowly tractor-beam the planet behind a few dozen star destroyers toward the next star? Does the planet have some kind of hyperdrive? How fast can it make the Kessel Run?

3) The New Order's complete tactical stupidity. So you have a fully armed and operational super-battle station. You are about to fire it and paint the biggest target in history on your planet-base. Wouldn't having a dress parade of all your military forces right on top of the main gun be a really bad idea? What are all those troops supposed to do when the Resistance armada comes out of hyperspace with guns blazing? Why the hell wouldn't they get absolutely everyone they could off-planet? Maybe even to the next planet over, waiting? In ships? Imagine five or six star destroyers hiding behind a nearby planet and about a 1000 TIE fighters ready to flank the Resistance fleet? Why didn't this happen? Why was the New Order caught with their pants down when they were the ones who picked the fight? Does Snoke have brain damage from whatever gave him all the scars on his head?

1) I can explain why they don't use the Stun Setting against Lightsaber wielders. Near the end of Season 5 of Clone Wars, the Clone troopers attempt to use that setting against a Jedi. The blue rings don't deflect, but if struck by a light saber do dissipate harmlessly.

Now, as to why they would carry shields and Stun Batons? Because it looks rad as hell. It's a movie, be cool.

2) Presumably there was a plan to move the Star Killer Base through space, but it was destroyed before it could be used. So, it was never brought up, because it wasn't relevant at all to the plot. Aka: Nothing stops you from filling in the blank spaces with your imagination. It's a movie, be cool.

3) Blowing up the Republic, and destroying the Resistance were supposed to be a HUGE propaganda coup for the First Order. On top of that they truly believed their Invincible Super Weapon was Invincible. You know, like people thought the Titanic was Unsinkable. They had a planetary Shield that would block anything moving slower than Light Speed, which means that someone would have to travel through hyperspace to get below the shield. NOBODY IS CRAZY ENOUGH TO DO THAT, THE ODDS AGAINST IT ARE... Well, they are very high. Essentially they weren't counting on Han Solo to do a plan so crazy that it just might work. All of this was in the movie though. These soldiers, were supposed to witness the dawn of a New Empire. Instead, they mostly got blown up on the very superweapon they thought would destroy all their enemies.
Now, I don't know if you remember a plucky band of Rebels from A New Hope, who managed to blow up what the Empire assumed was an Invincible superweapon, probably staffed by millions of Storm Troopers. But that did not spell the end of the Empire, in fact the Empire got so mad it Struck Back. So, presumably the First Order, which is a fairly powerful political entity in the Galaxy will do the same because the New Republic just lost the Senate, and will likely be scrambling. However the leadership of the Empire seems to be entirely in tact.

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Thaumokinesis: The manipulation of raw magic. A blast of doves, handkerchiefs and playing cards. Disappear from any confinement! Pull an infinite number of rabbits from a single hat.

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Diminuendo wrote:
I really hope this is the year AusPost goes bankrupt, so we can get private postal services in

No thank you!

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Have you tried taking to Social Media?

Try tweeting your complaints to @Auspost on twitter, and/or Facebook.

Most complaints nowadays get ignored unless they come with social media repercussions, (what a nightmarish dystopia we live in).

I've never had any issues with Australia Post, usually packages are left at my doorstep, but I've heard plenty of horror stories.

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I personally think Snoak is only 3 inches tall, but projects himself real big to compensate.

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Set wrote:
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Lastly. I feel really bad for Chewbacca. Got me a bit teary thinking about it.

Yeah, it struck me as odd that he didn't really have any sort of reaction post the event itself. Does he blame Leia in part, for what happened? Does he consider his life debt to Han over and will he go home to Kashhyk now? If he was a real character, and not a walking carpet that yowls occasionally, these sorts of things might be explored.

Instead he's just going to follow Rey around, for no reason, apparently.

Chewbacca's Life Debt is not canon anymore.

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This "Mary/Gary Sue/Stu" debate is sooooo boring!

How about we talk about something more interesting.

For example, do you think the Knights of Ren are a new tradition or a rediscovered lost Force tradition.

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Pennywit's suggestions are pretty solid. Keep track of the BP the PC's are giving to Hargulka and use them to buy more fortifications for his town, and more armies for his eventual invasion of the PC territories. Then you have the Spymaster learn what Hargulka's been buying with his BP.

Hilarity ensues.

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I wrote the Stinking Ziggurat level in this adventure, and it turned out better than I imagined. :)
Give this a buy.

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I have an important question:

Spoiler:
WHERE'S LANDO?

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The droids are artificially intelligent, and a distinct slave caste. My Star Wars trilogy would be all about the Droid Wars.

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The Secret of Monkey Island, was the first game I stayed up all night playing and still brings more nostalgia feels in me than Star Wars. As a result, I LOVE all the Pirates of the Carribean movies.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:

This was amazing! Blasphemy I know but probably my favorite one

My only complaint is ** spoiler omitted **

I can answer your spoiler question:

Spoiler:
Because she's the Boba Fett, and much like Boba Fett she's supposed to have a bigger role in your imagination than reality.

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They correctly Star Warred. Well done!

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CONGRATULATION!

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A Megadungeon with no monsters/enemies, just traps, traversal puzzles, discovering history and beautiful/bizarre scenery.

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I woke up to the smell of bacon and discovered that while I was unconscious I had already backed this.

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Sounds an interesting campaign premise, but I'd recommend one of the players be the prince, otherwise you'll risk a lot if the PCs take a disliking to the NPC.

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Anyone seen the new full trailer?
Why is Lex Luthor the Joker?
Why is Wonder Woman talked around, talked about but not talked to?
Why doesn't she speak?

How did this get made?

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Then where's our Black Widow movie?

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I ate the whole thing. It was amazing, moving, terrifying and a contender for show of the year. I'm not usually a fan of grimdarkness, but the difficult subject matter and mature characterisation means that this never dipped into the parody of mature themes shows like Arrow did.

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I shapeshift into bankruptcy, the board is disbanded due to lack of funds.

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I turn into a desert and strand Aquaman inside me so he dies of thirst.

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From what I can tell, the goal of this attack is to stir up anti-Islamic sentiment in the West to force Muslims back into the Middle East where they can be controlled by ISIL. So the best response we can have in the West is to welcome refugees into our countries, and practice the tolerance and pluralism that ISIL seems so dead set against.

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Hell's Rebels sounds thematically like something your party might enjoy then.

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I've played and run games where "pay twice" feats are free for all characters at level 1.

Power Attack
Piranha Strike
Combat Expertise
Combat Accuracy (-2 damage/+1 to hit)

Are just things any character can do. Just declare at the beginning of your attack you're doing that.

Weapon Finesse and Dex to damage are just weapon properties and always apply to attacks with weapons with the Finesse property.

I also added Blocking to AC (Strength to AC instead of Dex with a shield or two-handed weapon equipped).

Then I added General Feats at every even level.

By giving away the feat taxes, players felt more liberated to take more interesting feats.

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Magic follows a set of rules which can be tested and experimented against in Pathfinder. So yes, it's a science.

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What are the PCs supposed to be doing during this?
Because as near as I can tell there is not much reason for player characters to care unless they are an Asmodean or a Demon Cultist.

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I let the Cavalier in my Kingmaker campaign have a Pegasus mount. The horse gained wings at level 5 and some additional abilities at higher levels.

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If you're a strength build character, tie a rope to your arrow. Then when you hit with your arrow attack use the Pull combat maneuvre to drag the flying monster down to Earth.

Buy a net and ready an action, most flyers are melee foes if you toss a net over a winged enemY BOOM no more flying.

If the enemy uses a fly spell, then get your Mage ally to hit it with a targeted dispel, or cast a fly spell on you.

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I shapeshift into a pit, a pit fiend can never escape a pit, that's why it not called a regular fiend.

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Since book 6 is so get heavy I'd be hesitant to lean on that for book 5. Something I was tinkering with is the idea of Irovetti as a puppet for the guilds, who have turned their minds towards taking over the player's Kingdom. Means you could have a team of 4 bosses or 4 mini boss battles.

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