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Jon Brazer Enterprises. Pathfinder Society Member. 5,653 posts (5,666 including aliases). 1 review. 4 lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 1 alias.


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So I just named a gillman's familiar Squishy.

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Wife and I live in Hamilton Township, NJ. Are you still looking? Anyone near me?

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Are you still looking? Wife and I are in Hamilton Township, NJ.

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Private Message sent to Sagat76 and Tancryd. I would have sent one to DoctorRomulus, but it appears he turned off PMs.

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Might I recommend Deadly Delves: Rescue from Tyrkaven. I think it is great, but I am biased (I wrote it and published it).

It fits everything you asked:

  • 2nd level
  • stand alone/no prior involvement
  • designed for a one-shot

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thistledown wrote:
While it's an unexpected source, the Horror Adventures book does revisit some of the missing Favored Class options.

Am I missing something? Pages 38-41 give horror themed favored class options for the core book races. The ARG already has favored class options for core book races for all classes published up to that point (and every book with classes since then have had favored class options for all those races and nothing for any other race). Are there favored class options for races beyond the core rulebook somewhere else in the book that I am missing?

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So if you haven't listened to the d20s, give them a listen and a buy.

However, I'm wondering what all the names listed in the song are. The lyrics only has Gary Gygax. However, I can hear Erik Mona and Lisa Stevens clearly and I am pretty sure I hear Adam Daigle and James Jacobs as well. Who else is listed there?

*tries to summon Tim Hitchcock, Doug Principato, and James Sutter*

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Luthorne wrote:

Some cool hexes. Though I just wanted to point out that in the Engulfing Hexflame for the Elements patron, you wrote: "Once a creature has benefited from the immolation hex, it cannot benefit from it again for 24 hours." I'm guessing it had a name change at some point?

Either way, they're definitely neat!

Good catch. Thanks. And yes it did.

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Tsukiyo wrote:
I'd be curious to see your take on my personal favourite patron - trickery.

I bounced a few ideas around with the wife over the weekend for the trickery patron, but I don't have any ideas that are definitive yet. I'll keep working on that one though.

And like I always say, "Just because you are letting something from a Pathfinder Compatible company, doesn't mean you have to let everything in." Ask your GM about one ability, spell, feat, or in this case hex.

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Ohhhh.

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CraziFuzzy wrote:
I think you are completely missing the point of this thread.

I really am not. While I understand having the official seal of Paizo makes a difference to some, in many more cases it just isn't a practical stance. Paizo can only put out so much material. This was the point of the Open Game License, the license that Pathfinder was created under, in the first place. Wizards knew they would not be able to publish material for every game out there and opened the game up for other publishers to create material to fulfill their needs. Paizo has done the same.

To use your own example:

CraziFuzzy wrote:
The Magus only has FCB's from 3 of the featured races (Kobold, Suli and Tiefling), as an example.

While Paizo could publish more favored class options for other races, it is doubtful they ever will. So you have to ask yourself: do you want to wait for material that in all likelihood will never come or do you want to look at other options.

Allowing something from a Pathfinder Compatible company does not mean that the GM has to allow everything. Everything is chosen on a case by case basis. I did this when I GMed a pathfinder game. I forbid the Summoner (this was before unchained) because Paizo published a broken class. Everyone misses the mark from time to time and a GM should evaluate the material before allowing it.

Unless you are playing PFS, what harm is there is evaluating the favored class options for yourself (I put alot of them on d20pfsrd so you can check it out for free), and if you think it is good, picking it up and asking your GM about it?

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Are these good and helpful to witch fans? Should I continue this series?

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Which is why I made sure to include them in the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Favored Class Options.

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CraziFuzzy wrote:


Thank you, I am aware of the 3rd party options, but I did specifically ask this in the Paizo Products forum, as for many people, there IS a difference.

To the best of my knowledge, the only favored class options from paizo for the ARG races are in the ARG.

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Normally when it says

normal monster stat block wrote:
Melee 4 chains +11 (2d4+2)

it means that this is what it does as a full attack or it can do 1 of these attacks as its standard action and then take its movement action. However, the kyton has the dancing chains ability which allows it to

kyton stat block wrote:
control up to four chains within 20 feet as a standard action

This means that it can use its standard action to make 4 melee attacks as its standard action and it can also move its movement.

Thing to remember:

Round's action = Standard action (normally 1 attack) + Move action

or

Round's action = Full Attack = All attacks.

you can't do both at the same time.

Does this help?

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It's Tuesday again and I've got a new batch of witch hexes. Today is all about the Light patron.

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Might I recommend the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Favored Class Options. Also the Book of Heroic Races Compendium has an appendix of favored class options for various other races as well.

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Check out the artwork in the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Catfolk at JonBrazer.com

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Skagra42 wrote:
The back of the book has an ad for the shadowsfall shadow plane gazetter. Where can I buy that?

The most complete book on Shadowsfall is the Shadowsfall: Shadow Plane Player's Companion.

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Hey everyone.

I just posted a few Elemental Witch hexes. Enjoy.

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Quick update: Advanced Gillmen is now within 1000 words of minimum word count. All that is left is a bit more for the In Your Campaign section and for a killer ending to the opening fiction and it is off to the editors.

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Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day, me maties. Arrr!

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Might I recommend Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Androids. Get a leg up on one of the core races of Starfinder now.

Not only that, we are working on technologicial equipment for the various races going in an appendix in the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium.

[/Shameless plug]

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Mark Seifter wrote:
the Regal Court villain grouping

Don't forget their completely deniable Slaver henchmen. *EVIL GRIN*

Go team slavers!!!

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Hmmm, hmm.

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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Dale McCoy Jr wrote:

Inspired by this thread, I wrote a few witch hexes. What do you think?

Link

These look pretty neat. :)

Thank you.

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Inspired by this thread, I wrote a few witch hexes. What do you think?

Link

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I could write some (especially those based on suggestions above), but first I want to suggest some by my fellow compatible publishers: Rogue Genius Games (1, 2, 3), Necromancers of the Northwest (1, 2, 3)

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Just to give you a quick preview, gillmen currently has a new aegis customization, 2 new hunter animal foci, a new soulknife blade skill, a new time thief temporal talent, and new archetypes for bloodrager, magus, monk, and warpriest, just to name a few. Right now (as in, I took a break from writing it to post this here), I am working on a new wilder surge.

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This issue of the AP is my favorite for quite some time. A James Jacobs adventure. An article on a piece of the campaign setting I've been waiting to read about for 100 issues written by Erik Mona. Monsters by Adam Daigle.

You guys have been doing killer work for quite a while, but #100 is a jewel.

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Andre Roy wrote:
Any news on the Gillman?

I'm still working on it. I just finished up another archetype this past weekend.

This is now top priority now that we've released an adventure for Traveller.

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Hey everyone.

So I haven't been as excited about an adventure path as Ironfang Invasion since Kingmaker. Which means that JBE will most likely be coming out with a few products that are designed for it. I have a few ideas and tell us what you think:

Townsfolk: A collection of people that the players rescue and stay at their hideout throughout the adventure. This will add some color to the forest hideout.

Bounty Hunters: The description of the first adventure talks about talks about bounty hunters trying to track the PCs down. This would be 20, one for each level, each with their own style and suggestions for making the encounter unique.

Deadly Delves Adventure: A short sidequest adventure (or a small collection of them) for a night when the players need a break from the main story, are between adventures, or are going some way the adventure did not plan for.

Thoughts? Any suggestions for things you would like to see?

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Axial wrote:
Suppose I roll up a Hobgoblin PC for this campaign. What would that entail?

That, without a doubt, would be a question for the GM. Some GM's will say, "the people would execute you in 5 seconds." Other GM's would see what you're doing and say, " OK, but you are going to be at a penalty to all social rolls and people will be slow to trust you unless they know you beforehand." It really could go either way.

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Umbral Reaver wrote:
Minimum strength requirement to use heavy guns without penalty?

This is how it's done in Traveller and at least 1 other RPG that I can't name off the top of my head.

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Queen Moragan wrote:
Add variety to your owlbears; use some snowy-owlbears, screach-owlbears, burrowing-owlbears, great horned-owlbears, eagle-owlbears, clockwork-owlbears and others with different abilities.

Protean owlbears, skeleton owlbears, were-bear owlbears.

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Niztael wrote:
I'd rather see best/"best parts of" 3rd party materials.

Plenty have done something similar. How about most underrated? Something you don't feel gets the love it deserves.

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So I've been hiring some artists to draw some artwork to help me when I am sketching out ideas for Starfinder. Here's what I've got so far. (check back, I'll be updating as more artwork comes in)

Post links to what you feel is art that captures the ideas Paizo has talked about for Starfinder

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When I ran it, I had the characters run into everyone's favorite kobold tribe bringing home an owlbear egg. After the players (players, not characters) recovered from their heartattacks, the characters followed the kobolds tracks back to the owlbear nest and they killed both the mother and father owlbear before they could track the egg snatchers down.

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A Plague of Roses

When bacterial geneticist Dr. Rose is captured by a rebel group with murderous intent, it falls to your travellers to infiltrate their secret base and rescue her. Along the way, they must also intercept a weapons shipment bound for the rebels and deceive their contact within the organization. All the while, millions of lives hang in the balance. Can the travellers stop the Army of Unity before they carry out their nefarious plot and discover who is truly behind their actions?

This volume of Foreven Worlds launches the Prelude to War Adventure Path and includes:

  • The Rose of Death, a Traveller adventure for 4-5 characters, by Dale C. McCoy, Jr.
  • The history and gazetteer of Cornath, a planet of refugees who fled Imperium and Zhodani life and engineered an environmental disaster
  • Details on the military strength and organization of the Army of Unity, a rebel group with deadly ambitions
  • Four new Contacts, Allies, Rivals, and Enemies for your characters
  • Four new ships and a space station to flavor your game

Save the Doctor. Save the World!

Download the Traveller adventure Prelude to War: The Rose of Death to today from Jon Brazer Enterprises exclusively at DriveThruRPG and RPGNow.

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Rednal wrote:
If it's a deity of mutants, I feel like Lamashtu would be involved.

Lamashtu evolved. She's now a jigglypuff.

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Lorathorn wrote:
Like is a weak word.

Fair enough. Glad you absolutely loved these monsters with the evil heart every good GM possesses.

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Excellent 5-STAR Review!!

Check it out.

Lorathorn wrote:

Disclaimer: I received a review copy.

Now, I have to say that I am massively impressed with this product. It is not a bestiary so much as it is an ecology primer on a bunch of new creatures that are original, inspiring, and effective. Ranging from animal to elemental to monstrocity, there are plenty of interesting and original creatures to use in your campaigns. For each creature or type we are given a wide number of alternative builds, whether they be stronger versions of the base creature, or full distinct variations on a similar theme. For instance, we get young, adult, and elder spider bears, while the druidic guardians are varied by elemental type.

Each cluster of creatures comes with plot hooks, potential treasure (when it makes sense), and pointers for how a creature might behave in battle. This, coupled with the brief but comprehensive descriptions give creatures a depth that is not conveyed in a 1 page stat block. And although the hit point values are a bit low for a given CR, the creatures themselves are excellently represented for 5th edition statistics.

I very much look forward to seeing more books like this, and it has even changed my view on what shorter bestiaties should be. Without the history of older and established monsters, every new beast needs to be as fleshed out as the ones in this book.

5 out of 5 stars, and my royal seal.

Thank you Loranthorn. I really appreciate it.

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Thank you, Lorathorn. I am really glad you liked these monsters.

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I really as looking forward to this one.

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Boomerang Nebula wrote:
science fantasy is one of the most popular genres out there,

That truly isn't much of an indicator. Star Wars RPG is the only science fiction RPG that held its own in the top 5 RPGs. Traveller was popular back in the day, but it never held a candle to DnD. Mongoose has had the Traveller license since '08 and it may have made the top 5 once, maybe. The Warhammer 40k RPGs have been there for a while, but they're gone now.

Mind you, Paizo knows all this and, from the way Vic was talking, budgeted for it. And IMO that is the real trick to making RPGs profitable: budgeting right. So I am confident that Paizo will make the game profitable. They're smart cookies

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Umbral Reaver wrote:
Introduce a race of aliens whose alignment chart includes 'Blue' and 'Orange'. The normal concepts of alignment just don't work with their mindset.

Would "green" and "purple" be acceptable options?

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As much as I hate to (especially right now), I have to right now.

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LMPjr007 wrote:
We at LPJ Design are definitely going to support Starfinder.

The only thing really keeping us from saying we will definitely be supporting Starfinder at this point is the fact we haven't seen the license yet.

Mind you, its Paizo; I'm sure the license will be somewhere near identical to the Pathfinder license.

However, I said nearly those exact words earlier this year with the new edition of Traveller and ... well ... when we saw the license and had time to digest it, we were not thrilled. We considered walking away for a time. Ultimately we stuck with it, even if we are not happy. But I am looking before I leap this time.

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Steel_Wind wrote:
In the whole HISTORY of SF games, the only thing that comes CLOSE to a series of good interlinked adventures on which to build a lengthy SF campaign was a 3rd party product for Traveller, FASA's Sky Raiders campaign. (Legend of the Sky Raiders, Trail of the Sky Raiders and Fate of the Sky Raiders by the Keith brothers).

That will change soon for Traveller. Mind you, it will still be 3rd party support, but it will be a proper AP.

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Paizo has already said it will be OGL, there will be a license and Paizo is looking for compatible publishers to support it.

JBE hasn't committed to supporting it at this time. But if we are ... more than taking a serious look at it.

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