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but what do you like about the warlock?
My character serves the Faerie Queen of Air and Darkness as her knight. I fight outsiders and those serve them. I am Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden in all but name. Name any other class that is that cool.
Maybe your play experience has been different than mine, but we only short rest once or twice per day, and sometimes not at all. Sometimes we get dragged into long, drawn out battles that combine two or three encounters into one big battle.
Taking a short rest should not be a tough choice, but pretty much a readily made choice. Sure, clerics and wizards don't get anything from a short rest but just about every other class does. Looking at it through the mindset of 3.5/Pathfinder where you break when those two classes are done really is doing a disservice for the rest of the party in 5e. But immediately following that 2/3 encounter big battles should be followed by a short rest. If the primary casters went nova during that battle, then the GM should be slapped for not giving the party any more encounters that day. Playing a caster has always been about resource management and if those casters are not managing those resources well, then they should get the raw end of the deal. If the party camps out, something should happen and those casters are worthless while the warlock gets his chance to shine.
Also, playing a warlock is not like playing a wizard. You are not the primary arcane caster. You are the arcane blaster that can do some arcane casting as well. Take the invocations that extend your eldritch blast to 300 feet and give you 120 ft darkvision and you don't have to be anywhere near the party to attack.
Things to remember: your cantrips are more powerful than regular cantrips. Specifically, they scale with level. Eldritch blast and similar target more people or deal more damage as you go up in level. This is easy to forget so double check. Second, all your spells are cast at highest level. Wizards don't get that. You always get the upscale.
Up here in the Northeast US, we have been getting frozen out since that groundhog said Spring is weeks away yet. Thanks alot, rodent.
Help us in fighting back. We have the Book of Magic: Insurgency of Summer for Pathfinder one sale this week for $1. That is about 75% off the regular price. This is sale, you get:
Grab Book of Magic: Insurgency of Summer today at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow
Barring anything going wrong, changelings come out next month. And in my opinion, the author did a really great job with them.
Our signature changeling is also our signature warpriest and signature left handed woman.
To Kill a Mockingbird Before the Mockingbird Kills You.
Adventurers and explorers extraordinaire, tengus make exceptional player chararacters. From their unique fighting styles to their ability to read anything put before them, tengus survive the toughtest scrapes and emerge victorious. Now your can play a tengu character like never before.
Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Tengus gives you everything you need to play a tengu character. This 23-page supplement features:
Be Heroic with This Advanced Race Today!
Or download the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Tengus as part of the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Subscription. Get this and Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Favored Class Options today as well as the 11 other races in the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced series as they are released throughout 2015 plus the upcoming Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium when it is finished at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, d20PFSRD, and Paizo.com.
First off, let me just say thank you for your interest and thank you for not torrenting the PDF.
Why isn't the race on d20pfsrd, we simply haven't had time to add it to the site. Its OGL so no problem there. We're working to add more info to the site all the time, but reapers simply hasn't happened yet.
So here's the race's traits:
Reaper Racial Traits
As far as how well balanced the rest of the mechanics are, well, let me just say that this was written by Mark Seifter, who is currently working for Paizo as a designer with Jason and Stephen. To say that the mechanics presented within are both exquisitely flavorful and balanced does not, IMHO, do them justice. I feel this is some exceptional work that does not get the recognition it deserves.
With the first race of the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Series in editing, I thought I would show off one of our signature characters.
First up is Corrakwak, our signature tengu inquisitor. He is also our signature evil character. Greedy and not one to cross, Corrakwak fights those that threaten his people, or the world at large.
Next up we have Larin, our signature changeling warpriest. She is also our signature left-handed lady. Devoted to the changeling goddess of purity and light, everything that their hag parentage opposes.
We have more coming soon, so keep watching.
Download the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium—Work in Progress series and don't miss a race.
Back when I ran games, I tended to use alot of Pathfinder Compatible monsters (even if my players never knew it). Interestingly, the one monster book I never used was the Tome of Horrors Complete. IMO, the best reason to use a Pathfinder Compatible monster book is to keep the players on their toes and throw stuff at them that they never saw before. My players had seen the monsters in the Tome of Horrors many, MANY times.
Sara Marie wrote:
We usually suggest consulting with a lawyer if there are parts of the Pathfinder Compatibility License that you do not understand or have questions about how it might affect or interact with a product you are interested in creating, because the Pathfinder Compatibility License is a legal document and you are the one ultimately responsible for ensuring that your product abides by it.
A hundred times this.
A hundred-thousand times this.
If you are publishing, you are starting a business and you are responsible for knowing your rights and responsibilities. That means consulting a lawyer. So it is probably best to get that right from the start. Talk to a lawyer before doing anything you cannot take back.
Jesper at Blood Brethren Games wrote:
Glad to see you are still publishing materials for Pathfinder despite what you wrote earlier this year :)
Oh we're still working on Pathfinder. Sure, it might not be the laser-like focus of the company that it was a 2-3 years ago, but everyone in the company is still solidly-adept with Pathfinder so it does not make much sense to abandon the game entirely.
These never-before published spell words were lost, but not for all time. With these 10 new spell words, your wordcaster gains greater versatility and power over their enemies.
This short supplement to the Words of Power system includes:
Find new power with these Lost Spell Words!
What's in the box? wrote:
Word Casting. Having a flexible casting system would be really cool and word casting as it is NOW is just a DIFFERENT way to create some of the more iconic spells in Pathfinder... I would LOVE to see something more along those lines.
I have something coming out Tuesday that you might be interested in. ;)
Lord Fyre wrote:
The female elf is entirely too dressed. ;P
I specifically requested the artist make Darlanrea well clothed. The funny thing is that when I evaluated both Wizards' and Paizo's signature characters, I realized that both had male human fighters (yes, WotC also had Tordek and there is a good story behind that, but still). So I decided that I wanted my signature fighter to be female and non-human. An elf seemed a good choice. My first stipulation was that she must be sensibly-clothed for a fighter.
Little Red Goblin Games wrote:
Tell you what, I'll buy you a drink at the next GenCon we're at together.
Being Friday, I thought we would do something a little different for today’s preview. I would like to take a moment to introduce you to our first signature character to grace the cover of one of our adventures. She is as tough as she is graceful and earns her place on this adventure, fighting against a terrifying black dragon. Here is a bit more about Darlanrea Moonbright.
I just want to say thank you for mentioning the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Favored Class Options. It was alot of fun to work on, especially when it involved working with a great crew of people.
Today's preview of Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin we talk about the half-dragons in this adventure. This dragon has been BUSY getting it on with everything she can find, and this dungeon is filled with her half-dragon offspring. Goto JonBrazer.com to see two of them.
With our first adventure in the Deadly Delves adventure line coming out next week, we thought we would share with you the beautiful cover image as a wallpaper. Reign of Ruin is a 7th-level adventure written by Richard Moore featuring a terrifying black dragon. She will terrorize your players and their characters alike. And you can download the wonderful image at JonBrazer.com.
So, the OGL looks at first glance like it's ok to use all the crunch, but no "proper names" and such.
Every product that uses the OGL is required to state what is and is not open content. What you said is true for Paizo's PRD only. Some products say nothing is open. Other say everything is open. And there are all manner of possibilities inbetween with varying degrees of clarity.
At the same time, the thing is long enough to make me feel intimidated. Grande.
It only gets worse from here. If you ever want to hire a freelancer, guess who is going to have to write the contract: you (or a lawyer you hire, which I recommend for your first time, after that it is a copy/paste/modify job). If you want to work on a joint project with another company, you two will have to come up with your contract on how to split the money. This is a business and just like any other business, legal issues is a serious part of it.
But, it's legal stuff, legal stuff scares me a tad, and the fact that Paizo recommended re-reading adds to that.
If you don't mind me saying so, this is probably not a good sign that you should be a publisher, at least not at the moment. Dealing with legal matters is common. I would not recommend you publish until you are comfortable.
I would recommend either working as a freelancer until you are comfortable with it as a publisher can give you specific advice in specific situations until you are confident in yourself, in this respect. Or working with an existing publisher to let them handle the publing aspect of publishing for a time until you are comfortable (with the publisher taking a percentage).
Color me confused what you are trying to do here. Is this suppose to be advice on how to build an NPC?
Wait a minute, I think I am getting the underlying problem, have you read the open game license? The OGL, as it is called, is the foundation on which the pathfinder license is built. Do you understand this license?
If it can't do that then I would begin to wonder about its longevity. (Hasbro pulled the plug quickly on 4e as soon as it was no longer in the top sales spot.)
I would sooner suspect it has more to do with return on investment. if the books sell well enough to make wotc a profit (or, I should say a sufficient level of profit), then I suspect they will keep it around for quite some time even if it is not number one.
Beware The Blackener Of Bright Waters, For She Is Come Again
Reign Of Ruin is the first full-length adventure module in Jon Brazer Enterprises’ Deadly Delves product line, and is compatible with the ENnie-award winning 13th Age Roleplaying Game. This adventure is designed to challenge five 4th-level PCs like no other content has to date. Inside this volume, you’ll find:
Dangers Unknown. Treasures Untold. Adventure Awaits.
First they ask for anthropomorphic lizards, then anthropomorphic cats. Next thing you know, they'll be demanding anthropomorphic chimpanzees. How outlandish is that? Like a chimp, only standing up-right, and with less fur. And TALKING. And it will probably look outrageously unrealistic like this. That's just way too wuxia anime to ever be allowed in a fantasy game. No anthropomorphic chimps!
*snorts a laugh*
Green Smashomancer wrote:
You might want to check out the umbral kobolds in Book of Heroic Races Compendium . I took the kobold race and rebalanced them, so they are not red shirts. Then, I gave them to Todd Stewart (author of Paizo's The Great Beyond and others) to play with. I don't think you'll be disappointed.