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Race and alternate racial trait selections can help here. Elves are proficient with bows by default, for example. Half-elves can trade in Adaptability (a free Skill Focus feat) for weapon proficiencies. Humans can trade in their racial bonus feat for proficiency with two weapons. Only the last of these options is giving up a freely selectable feat.


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I would start with either Elf or Drow as chosen race and then look through the alternate racial traits for that race for ways to pick up features of the other race. If you are starting as a Drow, consider selecting Surface Infiltrator.


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Going by items that were so unpopular that they were left undeveloped:

1) Mythic tiers for player characters
2) Wordcasting (from Ultimage Magic)
3) Consolidate skills (from Pathfinder Unchained)

If any of these items were at all popular, there would have been follow-on products to make them usable with later published material.


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I would only get rid of things that we have a satisfactory substitute for:

1) The original Rogue class. The Unchained Rogue is just plain better. The remaining work is to clean up any original rogue talents that we want to keep.

2) The original Monk class. Technically, that class should be the Qinggong Monk with default options specified to match the CRB Monk.

3) All traits that reduce to +1 to a skill and make it a class skill. We can create a simple system for replacing those traits.


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I think that the following sentence in the Ring of Sustenance description could be extrapolated to rule out benefiting from a night's rest for such purposes: "This allows a spellcaster that requires rest to prepare spells to do so after only 2 hours, but does not allow a spellcaster to prepare spells more than once per day."

But I will admit that I cannot find a more direct statement that directly refers to daily abilities other than prepared spells.


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If he were not currently a subscriber, waiting until the November shipment is imminent would make sense since there is still a possibility that the two products will not end up shipping at the same time. But since he is currently a subscriber, he already needs to contact Customer Service to cancel his subscription for the product that he does not want -- so he may as well inquire about starting it up again with the following product at the same time.


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That is the same issue that I am having with the Campaign Setting line.

I was told that you might be able to arrange something directly with Customer Service (which you will need to do anyway since you are already a subscriber to that line).


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Thank you very much. I did get the impression that there would be an update to that post.


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On the other hand, it does show up on my "My Subscriptions" page as part of the upcoming shipment. Either that page (along with the top part of this page) is wrong or the first post in the October shipping thread needs to be updated.


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The Arcane Duelist archetype gives you Arcane Strike at 1st level as a bonus feat.


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Entryhazard wrote:
What does the Lightning subdomain do?

It is a sub-domain of the Air domain. Its primary power lets you cause one target of one of your electricity spells to take extra damage. Its replacement domain spells include such spells as Shocking Grasp.


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Major_Blackhart wrote:
So, let me ask. Is there anything in particular that is specific towards Gorum or other gods of battle and destruction? Rovagug, Szuriel, any of the others?

The Gorumskagat is an epic poem that describes the creed of Gorum's church. Gorum grants access to the apocryphal Legend subdomain of the Glory domain. That is all that Divine Anthology has to say about him.

Rovagug has access to an apocryhal subdomain (Lightning) and a divine fighting technique (Rovagug's Thunder). His holy books include _Cycle of the Beast_ and _Ravage and Ruin_.

Szuriel is not mentioned.


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Rysky wrote:
David knott 242 wrote:

What is this Liberty Edge archetype? I could not find it in the PRD and do not remember seeing it in the Advanced Class Guide.

I think Zerg meant Liberty's Blade.

And that archetype is actually in Advanced Class Origins.

Thanks!

And it is nice to see some simple and stackable archetypes.


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What is this Liberty Edge archetype? I could not find it in the PRD and do not remember seeing it in the Advanced Class Guide.


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Matrix Dragon wrote:
Ser Humpty Dumpty, Paladin wrote:
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Would my alignment shift towards evil if I decided to make a game out of saying things that might trigger Alex's desire to talk about the contents of this book? ;)
If you make him break his NDA, then he won't get to write for Paizo anymore, so yes, you'd shift immediately and fully to Chaotic Evil. ;)
Oh, the goal wouldn't be to get him to break his NDA. It would be just to drive him crazy ;)

Torture is definitely evil. ;)


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Chess Pwn wrote:
Spelleater doesn't need a positive charisma for it's stuff.

Where are you getting that idea? The Spell Eating ability consumes spell slots. If your charisma is less than 11, you have no spell slots to consume.


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RDM42 wrote:
A blind oracle.

If you are referring to the Clouded Vision curse, that curse makes you extremely near-sighted, not blind.


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Multiple charisma bonuses stack only if one of them is typed -- for example, the deflection bonus to AC equal to charisma bonus that a paladin gets for Smite Evil would stack with an untyped charisma bonus to AC. That is the only type of exception given in the FAQ.


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In the Bloodrager class rules, there is a requirement that the bloodlines match if you have two classes with bloodlines and that you must make appropriate adjustments if they cannot match. For a character with the Crossblooded archetype, that would mean that the other class must also take a Crossblooded archetype if possible (which would be a nasty hit to Will saves since both archetypes impose that -2 penalty). If one of the classes lacks a Crossblooded archetype (for example, Magus with Eldritch Scion archetype), then you would have to drop the Crossblooded archetype for the other class.

This post resolves for PFS the question of whether a Crossblooded Sorcerer (and, by implication, a Crossblooded Bloodrager) can qualify for the Dragon Disciple prestige class if one of the two bloodlines is Draconic. While I would normally ignore negative PFS rulings in home games, I would give a good deal of weight to positive or otherwise clarifying rulings.

Interestingly, nobody ever clarified how a Crossblooded Sorcerer or Bloodrager interacts with the Blood of Dragons ability of the Dragon Disciple prestige class. Do you have a single bloodline level for the entire bloodline, or one for each bloodline? In the latter case, you could get some weird interactions as your bloodline level advances -- and Crossblooded is not the only archetype that could present this problem in regard to optional or mandatory replacements for Draconic bloodline powers.

Another question: I understand that a Dragon Disciple with no Bloodrager levels would not advance his Draconic Bloodrager bloodline not only because he does not have the Bloodrager bloodline but because he would be totally unable to use it in the absence of either an actual Bloodrager level or some other method for activating such abilities (such as a Magus/Eldritch Scion level). But would a Bloodrager with no Sorcerer levels advance the Draconic Sorcerer bloodline? The Sorcerer version of the bloodline is perfectly functional with no actual Sorcerer levels.


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Here is some more information in regard to how Deific Obedience is enhanced by this book:

Diverse Obedience feat: Requires at least 5th level for skill requirement. Boons are received at 10th, 14th, and 18th levels and may be freely selected from among all three types.

Divine Champion (Warpriest archetype): Gains Deific Obedience as bonus feat at 3rd level and receives boons from Sentinel rather than Exalted list.

Divine Paragon (Cleric archetype): Gains Deific Obedience as a bonus feat at 1st level and receives boons at 5th, 11th, and 14th levels. Each boon may be chosen from any of the three types.

All of these options require an exact alignment with your deity.


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The Unchained rules are deadlier. I remember my character being seriously weakened by poison early in our current campaign but recovering perfectly within a week. Since I had just gotten Pathfinder Unchained at that point, I looked up those rules and realized that the same poison using the Unchained rules would have killed her.


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If you cast an illusion spell in combat, it is usually obvious that you just cast a spell and anything that pops into existence at that time can be assumed to be a magical creation of some kind. The only thing that would be uncertain to somebody untrained in Spellcraft would be whether you created the illusion of a wall or an actual wall.


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That would explain why the Facebook post still had it on the "to do" list.


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Kryzbyn wrote:
David knott 242 wrote:

Of course, the forum moderators have an option with Paizo staff that they do not have with the rest of us: They can walk over to that person's desk and call him or her to task in person. If they ever do that, there is no reason to believe that we would ever be informed of such a discussion.

And this would explain offending posts not getting removed, how?

The fact that Paizo employees are in the same building would change many things about how their board postings are moderated, and this would probably be one of them. One reason not to remove postings by Paizo employees would be that they don't agree with the person complaining about it. On the other hand, if they see the employee as a potential troublemaker, they don't want to hide the paper trail that they are leaving. In between, a likely result of such a discussion would be a warning not to do whatever they did again.

But the fact remains that Paizo management can do far worse things to offending employees than delete their messages ban them from the message boards -- and few of them would really see having access to these boards as a privilege anyway.


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Of course, the forum moderators have an option with Paizo staff that they do not have with the rest of us: They can walk over to that person's desk and call him or her to task in person. If they ever do that, there is no reason to believe that we would ever be informed of such a discussion.


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There is somebody at Paizo who likes them -- he encouraged the creation of Paths of the Righteous and apparently the development of feats in that document that boost prestige classes of all types, including those not specifically created for that book. We may want to revisit this topic after that book comes out.


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It will be interesting to see whether those prestige class boosting feats that are supposed to be in Paths of the Righteous will be strong enough to encourage us to revisit this topic when that product comes out.


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For the sake of clarity, "daemon" would have to be pronounced differently than "demon" even if both words have a common origin. The alternative would be to spell the word every time you say it, which would be ridiculous.


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In PFS, you can just resort to the alternate form of the obedience since there are reasons that the primary form might be inappropriate.


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He got Arcane Anthology in since that post, then gave an optimistic status update on Facebook on 8/31 indicating that some people were helping him with the Player Companion line. I have seen no updates since then.


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That is the way all prestige classes work. From Wizard 5/Evangelist 10 you could advance to Wizard 6/Evangelist 10. Hit points, skill ranks, BAB, and saves would improve as though you advanced from Wizard 5 to Wizard 6, as your Aligned Class feature does not cover those. Any other class ability affected by your Aligned Class feature would advance from 14th level to 15th level. In general, you are a 6th level wizard for anything your prestige class does not advance and some higher level for anything that it does.


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I think the real question for a Half-Elf with Racial Heritage would be whether you cease to count as an Elf or Half-Elf in the absence of specific language that says that you do. In other words -- does that feat make a full replacement, or does it add one race and then confirm that you do not lose your original race(s) (which at a minimum would have to include human because of the feat prerequisite)?

The Elf part is easy: You haven't lost the Elf Blood racial feature, so you do still count as an Elf and a Human for all effects regardless of other factors.

I think the Half-Elf part is the only part that would be up for debate. But in that case, you still have numerous half-elf racial features and may previously have taken favored class bonuses and other options specific to half-elves. What happens to all of those choices if you suddenly cease to be a half-elf? And just what is your race if you count as several other races but not as a half-elf?


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The level scaling is fine -- and it actually gets better at higher levels, where it exceeds the half character level standard. The problem seems to be the choices of ability score modifiers and lack of reduced effects for successful saves.


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Another factor is how the polls are conducted.

Do they knock on doors? If so, what is the chance that they do the poll while somebody is home?

Do they make phone calls? If so, are the phone numbers selected from a list of land lines or do they include cell phones in their list of numbers to call? And with the prevalence of caller ID, what is the chance that you will answer a phone call from a pollster since you would not recognize it as belonging to anyone you know?

I think factors like these rather than sheer chance would explain why I have not been polled in recent years.


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Quick summary: This class is an unarmored cleric (think Eccesiastic Theurge) who casts Arcanist style.


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And how does Garyhawk differ from Grayhawk?


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You might want to consider following this feat up with the Combat Stamina feat -- there is a nice combat trick associated with Stand Still that prevents five foot steps. You can't keep it up for long, but if you are doing enough damage you may not have to.


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Will there be any way to skip Inner Sea Temples and start a subscription with Horror Realms?


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Another out of the box idea: Since dresses resemble robes, the daughters should be required to wear pants and baggy shirts until they prove that they can cast spells. Until then, they get an automatic bonus to Disguise checks to be mistaken for boys.


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The main problem with an armorless character is that the Monk is the only class that actually gives a character any incentive to refrain from wearing armor. Even a wizard would see no reason to avoid at least a haramaki until he can afford Bracers of Armor +7. For characters with high dexterity (or equivalent AC stat, such as charisma for certain oracles), the armor should typically get lighter as the character's Dex (or equivalent AC stat) goes through the roof.


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If you didn't get your "Pending" e-mail yet, you need to contact Paizo. They completed the order spawning on Friday, and shipping starts today -- so you need for them to get your order "unstuck" from whatever is holding it up.


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Half-elves and half-orcs nearly always qualify as human, and there are now alternate racial features that let aasimars, tieflinga, sulis, oreads, ifrits, sylphs, and undines qualify as human.

The problem with this trait for changelings is that changelings rarely have any idea who their human fathers are, but a Bastard in a Kingmaker campaign generally has a known human parent of noble origin that his other parent (not necessarily of human origin) is not married to.


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I would settle for it working the other way around, if it were possible.


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Nowhere in the spell description does it say that an object picked up by a person affected by Reduce Person shrinks, so that doesn't happen. It doesn't matter whether the person in question ever previously held that item while affected by this spell.


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The 3rd party product Feats of Multiclassing has a feat called Touch of Fate that lets you take a single Oracle revelation that is available to a 1st level Oracle.


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For the children, any child that "takes after father" would be a normal half-elf (with or without the "Kindred-Raised" alternate racial trait from Inner Sea Races), while for any child that "takes after mother" you might consider using the "Round Ears" alternate racial trait in Horror Adventures.


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I think the real problem with a centaur serving as a mount is that the rider is assumed to be in control of the mount -- but a centaur is an intelligent creature that would normally not be willing to give up control in that manner even if he has no problem with carrying somebody on his (horse) back. And the rules for mounted combat are written in such a way that they don't work quite as well if the rider has no control over the mount, which would be the case here.


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The Scaled Fist has a separate alteration of the Bonus Feats list, so other archetypes that alter Bonus Feats are a no go anyway.


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One thing you should definitely do is impose at least one arbitrary and obnoxious restriction on them that requires intelligent improvisation to circumvent. That will get them into the mindset of being prepared to deal with problems that you have not yet anticipated.

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