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Pathfinder Society Member. 659 posts (709 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 3 aliases.


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Mekkis wrote:
Force people to get new programs, and they'll either keep using Windows 7, or jump ship. I hear linux, BSD and OSX are all happy to cater for them.

Sounds like a certain role-playing game I know.

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chbgraphicarts wrote:
All this mention of Catfolk Bards and not ONE Josie & The Pussycats reference...

Enh. I've got no time for purrs and pats.

Andrew Eakett wrote:
Distant Scholar wrote:

Paizo sends out a "This Week at Paizo" e-mail every week for those of us who have signed up for it. Are these archived anywhere on the site? If so, I haven't been able to find them.

I'm mostly interested in the "Top Selling"/"Top Downloads" lists, if that makes things any different.

I've got a few of them squirreled away in my email (mostly recent ones, but a couple going back several years). if you'd like copies, PM me an email address.

Thanks. Before you send anything, though, I'd like to see if someone (Paizo?) has a complete archive. How many do you have?

Paizo sends out a "This Week at Paizo" e-mail every week for those of us who have signed up for it. Are these archived anywhere on the site? If so, I haven't been able to find them.

I'm mostly interested in the "Top Selling"/"Top Downloads" lists, if that makes things any different.

Haladir wrote:
It works pretty well. My old 80 GB iPod 5th gen now lives permanently in the car, with my entire 8000+ track music collection at my disposal.

They made 80 GB iPods? Where can I get one?

I'm pretty sure WotC/Hasbro pulling the licenses for the 3.x books back did them in.

PCGen is something of a spiritual successor, but it's not owned by Code Monkey.

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Comet the Wonder Horse from The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr..

Do you have the Player's Guide for From the Deep? I think they have some alternate suggestions (Skirmisher Ranger and Ksaren Kobolds are ones I specifically remember).

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wraithstrike wrote:
edit:To my knowledge no 3pp is looking at it either, but that can always change.

Little Red Goblin Games has Legendary Levels.

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It's Rise of the Runelords: the side-scrolling adventure!

<I couldn't resist>

Seornep wrote:
So I am currently running a campaign and I thought it may be a good idea to have displayable heath bars for the PCs/NPCs for combat.

If I were a player, I'd probably eat mine, and my character would die quickly.


</I couldn't resist>

[Except for the thread title, you were remarkably consistent.]

I think you missed out by not making a transforming clockwork thanatotic titan.

Greylurker wrote:
It's a neat feat... but it seems off a bit. When you summon from a chart of the Spells level you only get 1 creature not 1d3.

Normally, yes. Adding the ofuda template gives you more (since it makes the creature significantly weaker). The feat increases the number even further.

I'm looking to cook up a wall of wolves spell. [With the Legion of Folded Paper feat and a maximize metamgic rod, a maximized empowered summon monster vii gives ... 13 + 1d4/2 ofuda celestial wolves? Do I have that right?]

I'm not intending to spoil anything, but I now want to play a summoner with the Legion of Folded Paper feat. If I can find a campaign that allows the book. Or any campaign, really. (Do summoners get Deep Magic's burning monkey swarm spell? Not that the feat and spell synergize in any way.)

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Asmodeus is a lying liar who lies. Even when he tells the truth, he's lying. He's the Internet Chuck Norris of lying.

Assume anything that seems too sympathetic is a lie. You'll probably be right. (Unless that's what he wants you to think...)

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DrDeth wrote:
Cleric, Magic User, Fighting-man, Thief.


<old man>Bah, you young people and your "Thief"! It's blatant power creep. Also, we used to be able to search for traps, but now they had to add rules for it, and only these "Thieves" can do it. I blame MMOs. Now get off my lawn...

(Spell slots are per adventure! And all weapons do 1d6 damage!)</old man>

More seriously, I've always wanted to try the Expert/Spellcaster/Warrior generic classes from Unearthed Arcana.

I know the thread title isn't serious, but some people really do feel this way. E6 exists for a reason. (JoeJ's E1 is perhaps a bit extreme...)

I think the Marksman from Ultimate Psionics can be good at throwing. Path of War might have some stuff for throwing; I'm not sure.

LuniasM wrote:
The worst roll you could possibly get is all 1s. While that is nearly impossible, let's say that someone does get this result. At Level 14, this means you've rolled 14 1s.

Actually, the worst roll you could possibly get is all even numbers. That's an autofail.

Edit: Whoops, I'm wrong. I forgot about division. Still, I'm not convinced all 1s is the worst roll. Not that it makes much difference; the worst roll is still pretty good.

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Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:
But where's the Gonzo Journalist base class?

I was looking for the Gonzo the Great base class, myself.

Well, of course I outpost Kickstarter. Kickstarter hardly every posts here.

Oh, wait ...

Alzrius wrote:
Actually, psionics debuted in First Edition. It just didn't get its own book, being integrated into the PHB and DMG. You can even find entries for psionic abilities as a standard part of the stat block for 1E monsters.

Actually, psionics showed up in Eldritch Wizardry, the third supplement for the white box. And I'm not going to guarantee that's the first place they showed up, either.

James Jacobs wrote:
(see Iomedae's flaw about not having a lot of patience for rabble rousers [...])

We prefer the term "community organizers".

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This has been noted before. Personally, I'm hoping for an AP about it. (Now, where did I put those theses?)

Rogue Eidolon wrote:
Distant Scholar wrote:
Did the Sensei Monk archetype ever get updated so that it's actually possible to take it? (It gives up a bonus feat at a level where the monk doesn't get a bonus feat.)
If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him.

Is this a "no"?

If both sides are measurably Good (that is, both sides register on a detect good spell), I imagine the two sides would be much more likely to use diplomacy and compromise than in our more nebulous world. But "much more likely" doesn't mean it'll never happen.

I think the next Pathfinder module is named Stalwart Bastards of Carrion.

Interjection Games wrote:


That math works if we disregard the possibility of getting two swaps to happen in one move from the sliding effect.

I forgot about the sliding thing. Whoops.

I like the disclaimer. Lots of good names in the credits, too.

[No, I haven't gotten very far into it yet. :-)]

If I'm understanding the rules correctly, I think I can prove it's impossible. (Edit: Then again, this is 6 a.m. math.)

[getting past the avatar picture]


  • Looking at the 1 and 2 entries:
    • Column 1 needs to have a net swap of one 2 for one 1, so column 1 must be used an odd number of times.
    • Column 2 needs to have a net swap of one 1 for one 2, so column 2 must be used an odd number of times.
  • Looking at the 3 entries:
    • Column 1 needs to not be used a multiple of 4 times (which is even).
    • Column 2 needs to not be used one more than a multiple of 4 times (which is odd).
  • Since column 1 needs to be used an odd number of times, and not used an even number of times, there must be an odd number of moves total.
  • Since column 2 needs to be used an odd number of times, and not used an odd number of times, there must be an even number of moves total.
  • Whoops.
  • Now that I've proven it to be impossible, someone will go ahead and do it. :-)

    Kryzbyn wrote:
    Is it pronounced DAY-gle or DIE!!-gle?

    Die, Glee!

    (I actually have no idea.)

    So you stuck with Alhandra, eh? I hope people don't get confused.

    Lyra Amary wrote:

    It's not that it's badwrongfun, but more that epic levels would be pointless.

    Paizo has already established the strongest power levels in the system. CR 26-30 is demigod power. Above CR 30 is deity power. Considering that level 20, 10 mythic tier characters can obliterate CR 30 monsters, which are on the cusp of god-hood, further increasing PC power levels would really just elevate them into a level where there is no challenge, because you can just blow away everything in your path, even gods.

    Considering that mythic level play sort of does that already, epic levels on top of that would only be increasing that problem.

    Only if you consider that a problem. Some people may want to play characters who can defeat the published gods. And "above CR 30" is a big range; I'd imagine some gods are more powerful than others. There may also be creatures (out in the vastness of the planes, perhaps) that are to gods as a t.rex is to us humans.

    If people enjoy that sort of thing, why call it "pointless" and a "problem"?

    Splode wrote:
    20th level is not enough for some players? The game is absolutely ludicrous at those levels. Add Mythic levels onto 20th level, and it gets ever worse. I guess there's never enough power creep for some folks.

    So, badwrongfun then?

    I'm not sure you're using "power creep" the way most people use it.

    Edit: Also, if you're into epic, I don't think you'll be creeping up to power, but grasping it with both hands!

    Little Red Goblin Games made Legendary Levels, but I'm not finding it on the site now. Maybe they're still working on the OGL issues they had?

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    Jeremy Smith wrote:
    Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:
    Is the su-monster included?
    The what now?

    Relevant thread is relevant.

    Edit: And I don't know why I keep posting about su-monsters. It's weird.

    1.01 cubic centimeters is 1010 cubic millimeters, not 10.1 cubic millimeters. A US quarter is less than 1.01 cc in volume.

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    Huh. I've never run across anything like that, at least not any time recently. What's the last version you tried? (They're on 6.3.1 or .2 now.)

    Do you mean buggy, or slow? I haven't had any speed issues with it, myself, but I tend to only have one character open at a time.

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    If you used PCGen long ago, it's much better now. It has most of the core hardbacks (not Bestiary 4 yet, I think), and many of the other books, as people write them up.

    Did the Sensei Monk archetype ever get updated so that it's actually possible to take it? (It gives up a bonus feat at a level where the monk doesn't get a bonus feat.)

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    Nakteo wrote:
    Yep, pretty sure Golarion mosquitoes are from the Worldwound. Or at least Hell. Since a relatively small swarm of them can outrun most medium-sized prey, and murder the hell out of said prey in a matter of under 30 seconds.


    ... Is that a SyFy movie?

    Oddly enough, the su-monster isn't in the XPH; the su-monster was skipped over for 3rd ed.

    The Dungeons & Dragons monster has a bit of history behind it.

    The succarath, sometimes called a su-monster, isn't much like the D&D version.

    Ah, yes, Tamamo no Moe, er, I mean Mae. Would be an interesting write-up.

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    "Still use" XP? You make it sound like getting rid of XP is a logical, natural extension of roleplaying, and that if one "still use[s]" it, one is an immature RPGer. I don't particularly like the implications in that statement.

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    thaX wrote:
    I want the Soul Knife class and Pyrokinetisist PrC, without the horrid Power Point (Mana) attatchment.

    But, neither the soulknife nor the pyrokineticist use power points in their class features. Can't you do that now?

    ericthecleric wrote:
    There must be a mathematical way to determine this.

    For full generality (and for more than just the mean), you'd want to use order statistics.

    Draco18s wrote:
    Thus giving the desired result.

    What's the desired result? Why is this the desired result? What are you trying to model here?

    If I'm understanding your notation and limitations (all numbers are either 1/X or x/1, with x and X positive rational numbers never less than 1), and using @ for your operator, and * for real-number multiplication:
    (3/1 @ 1/4) @ 2/1 = (12+1-1)/(2*1*4-1) @ 2/1 = 12/7 @ 2/1 = (12/7)/1 @ 2/1 = (12/7 + 2 - 1)/(2*1*1-1) = 19/7

    3/1 @ (1/4 @ 2/1) = 3/1 @ (1+8-1)/(2*1*4-1) = 3/1 @ 8/7 = 3/1 @ (8/7)/1 = (3 + 8/7 - 1)/(2*1*1-1) = 22/7
    Your @ operator isn't associative. Which is fine, if that's what you're going for.

    Thanks. That helps quite a bit.

    I think I heard somewhere that NeoExodus might be getting some sort of update/overhaul? Maybe some of this could be more prominent in the new product description.

    Milhar Korashi wrote:
    This fight is tough.

    Yes. Yes, it is.

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