The top10 APs concepts that i am wanting for the future are:
1- Osirian AP, really The Mummy like saga
I dont think that stealthing in the open should allow sneak attack either. But i do think there should be a manouver for the stealth skill (like a feint, but with stealth) that allows a fast run from cover to the target and you could do actions to lower the DC outside of combat, but have to beat CMD inside of the combat.
Because the spell was created to steathly corrupt the user by evil ?
I would guess that calling a butterfly created by Satan or casting a spell devised by Lucifer would be considered evil in real life even if magic doesn´t work. Maybe these spells are evil only because it where created by evil itself ?
Casting an [Evil] spell is an evil act simple because it has the [Evil] descriptor. And it´s by design. It´s arbitrary ? Yes, but all the game rules are arbitrary.
I miss a feat where the handling of a musical instrument can be integrated into spellcasting. A lot of movies, legends and animes show spellcasting throught musical perfoamnces of instruments like flutes, harps or lutes.
My designer friend says when this happens its more of a encoding problem on the PDF compilation, than exactly file size issues. As is, the PDF is unusable in game (the sandbox nature require constants back and forth). For a sequential read, is ok, but gaming with only the PDF might be a trying experience.
This is the same PDF sold on the dhrivetrhu ? Because my only complain is that the PDF is really heavy even on a good computer. Its a bit painful to read online. If its a better version, i would even consider buying it again here.
Congratulations, i really loved everything about this book. Recomended to everyone.
I think that overworking the Paizo staff is the easy way to writer's block. They are slowly building the info of the world (thats why 30 years of a setting is important, you don't just create a book like the Forgotten one from nothing, he had 30 years of material to draw upon).
I have seen : PAIZO acquired by Disney.
With wild claims about a multicrossover adventure path, with Galactus coming to Golarion to devour the planet (and Rovagug) and the PCs have to chase the route that Rovagug used to reach Golarion on a Numerian starship, going so far as Coruscant and the Shiar Empire. The BBEG was a dark chrome Darh Vader made herald of Galactus.
My guess was ever that the spirits of nature made up laws for the primitive druids to follow so they could lend them the druidic power. The druids followed it and when they learnt to do the druidic thing by themselves they keep following the rules just for tradition, so deeply that their magic can't work without following those rules. Very close how governments work nowdays.
James Jacobs wrote:
Now this made me wonder something.
Being Xanderghul the Runelord of Illusion, there would be any chance that he never went into sleep and have been fooling everyone since then ? Are the Mordent Shire Elves territory into Xanderghul realm ? Are Mordent Shire elves really Xanderghul minions in disguise waiting to free his lord or something ? I know you can't answer, but such theories really make me keep following the runelords saga.
Michael Brock wrote:
At the PFS meeting today, we have decided to sanction Reign of Winter. We aren't able to get the Chronicle sheet for part 1 completed by the time Additional Resources is updated tomorrow, but expect it to be available in the next few weeks. Additionally, we will be sanctioning the other 5 parts with Additional Resources as they are released each month.
Thank you very much! I am so happy. I know that with Wraith of the Righteous being Mythic, it would be too tough to sanction that so proabilly Reign of Winter will be it for now, but i really believe that the sancioned APs have enough time to prove themselves. Thank you vey much again.
I am Brazilian (a notorious sexist country) and in the city i live, we have a greater than average number of female gamers. We talk a lot about it. Around here, most female gamers are known to be girlfriends of someone playing, eventually the couple break-up and the girl keep playing. As most girls are someone's girlfriend (a popular brazilian saying says " Every girlfriend of a friend of mine is a man."), most gamers learned to respect female gamers, even if they are single. With time we got so used to that, that woman who started playing by themselves or were more enthusiatic about the game than male counterparts were common, so we started seeming them as for what they contributed to the game not because they were woman.
1- Male gamers behave a lot better if a female gamer is present.
I am not saying that we are perfect or even right. But i do think that games were both male and female gamers play together are better than male-only or female-only.
Our greatest problem are from sexism from women themselves. Many woman here think that anything that doesn't make them pretty ou sexy isn't worth of their time, so they keep away from gaming (or game in secret). Other women thinks that women that play games with men are only trying to seduce them (specially mothers), and this ensure all types of woes.
Reptile, this exactly what we have been discussing. A lot of names (intentionally or not), sound ridiculous or vulgar in other languages. I can understand 50% of italian and still think of Dante's names as devilish, because a lot motives, including tradition.
People always laugh at first, but this will happens anyway even with english speaking people. Change the downright vulgar words and remind people that the names are not funny inside the gameworld.
Edit: Take pokemon for exemple, i dont know if this happens with others latin languages (i know thats happens in spanish), but Pika means a very vulgar word for masculine genitals. How many times pikachu says pika in a children cartoon ? (yes, he says it even in the dubbed version). Eventually people abstract and focus on the author meaning.
Fabius Maximus wrote:
Actually i begin trying for something like desert teeth. But nothing sounded mysterious. It´s more for the appearance than grammatical. The words toy with what is strange for my language. It occurs backward too. The only time i have seen Portuguese in a RPG product was in the Red Steel Campaign Setting (Mystara) and there they said Portuguese sounded romantic and nostalgic. Its weird because the words they choose were so plain and mundane. Thats how i learned that one mans mundane can be other man weird magical stuff.
Fabius Maximus wrote:
Every German that i had personally meet were very gentle, but there something when they talk that is otherworldly. Even woman sound authoritative. I remember there was a friend of mine in high school that have gone as exchange student in Germany and learnt how to swear and teached to everyone because sounded hyper offensive.
For infernal: i record myself speaking something in plain portuguese and play it backwards. if i must speak on the spot, i try to speak backward the best way i can.
Fabius Maximus wrote:
Nothing complex. Some family surnames and places. Eisritter its top on my mind, it sounds very feudal in portuguese. Nordstadt was a dwarven city in my campaing, Feuerstab was a magic tower etc...
(Edit: Its worth mentioning that i have no idea how these words were meant to sound in german, i only say the syllabes as they would sound in portuguese pronunciation)
(Edit 2) Interesting facts about how some spoken languages sound to some brazialians: (Edit 3 I live in a very touristic city, so we are used to hear people from all around the word talking, this what we talk among ourselves how other languages sound without understanding what they are talking)
German : A man calmly reading a cake recipe, sounds like he is casting a vengeful spell from necronomicon, even swendish that appears to us like random letters held together dont sound like that.
Here in Brazil we have the legend of the Mocking Brazilian, a person whose job is to name Star Wars characters and he find amusing naming people after ridiculous brazilian words. This is so common that some characters have different names in Brazil because their name mean very rude words in portuguese (br). Coronel Panaka is Coronel Dumbass, Dooku means "from THAT hole" etc...
I guess in fantasy is very easy to name something that sound silly or rude in other languages. The greatest example in Paizo books is the god Abadar, no player take him serious because Abada is the name of the vestment we wear in the carnaval. So everybody think of wild parties when we hear his name (well some designer abadas can be very expensive, so theres some correlation), and ask about the prestige class "cordeiro" ("cordeiros" are the security guards that protect the private space around the Trio Eletrico [motorized stage] while roaming around in the streets during carnaval). So sometimes i call him Ebidar (thats how Abadar sounds in english for us).
Try other manners to pronunciate the names so they sound more serious or simply translate them to some other language that no one in your table understand (i often translate things to german or turking in my campaing because they sound very exotic and fantasy-like in portuguese)
Hebert Ricardo Magno wrote:
My post above was very bad written. What i meaned is that if turned out that sanctioning APs wasn't a good move for Paizo, that we as fans could manage an informal way of rewarding AP play and definetelly not that Paizo is doing a bad job at that. I am a bit dislexic and sometimes even in portuguese i put my foot in my mouth.
Michael Brock wrote:
We aren't currently looking to sanction Reign of Winter. We are still watching and collecting feedback from the first two to determine if it is worth the time and resources to sanction further APs.
I guess the problem with that approach is that only people who choose to GM the sanctioned parts now are counted. I am GMing the APs in order and already finished Rise of the Runelords before the sanction was possible and i have a long way to go before i reach Shattered Star. All my regular players are now into Pathfinder Society and would be cool if we could report these games.Maybe if Paizo quit sanctioning APs, we could make a informal organization to organize APs advancement and rate achievments so people around the world can compare and compeat over AP completness. It would be cool :)
I already had an idea of forming a comite to make a Paizonian Ennies only for the forum of the best moments of Paizo year (best NPC, best encounter, best art, most overpowered feat etc...)
Thank you Sara, but i can't accept refunds Paizo for something it was my fault. I just asked what would happen if Brazilian tax office returned it to you. I can't afford a new order right now. Brazilians already have a bad name out there, and i must do the right thing.
Sorry for any trouble.
Dear Customer Service,
My order was wrongly charged by Brazilian taxes (they were charging taxes for the entire package value including shipment and books can't be tax charged under brazilian law) and i was really busy that week and lost the complaints term and my package was reclaimed. It was my fault and i ll deal with it, proabily the brazilian post-office will destroy it, but if by remote chance they send it back to Paizo, i would like to know and i would be interested in paying new shipment. Thank you in advance.
Content only for reference. Later this year i ll try again.
1 x No Quarter Magazine #44
The Brazillian RPG community is also wondering who would publish Pathfinder in Portuguese (or even if it is Brazilian's Portuguese or Portugal's Portuguese). But i guess we can wait a formal annoucement. What we really want to know is if Paizo would demand the same quality in paper and print that were given to the original material or the unreaveled publisher could make changes to better fulfill the requiriments of the local market.
Nope, this approach would only make it boring. I am thinking into making the idea into weapon like itens that mage can equip, Orb of the Frozen Way (gives the effect of the Ray of Frost feat above) etc... The orb must be equiped in hand to cast the higher version.
High Cantrip: Acid Splash
High Cantrip: Detect Magic
Many casters can cast cantrips and orisons at will, but at certain levels they aren't that versatile or utilitary. How about special feats that improve the cantrips without raising the power level, so when the spells run out, the caster can have a bit of usability left ?
High Orison: Guidance
High Orison: Know Direction
Hello Mister Jacobs.
1) How close Sandpoint and Point Arena are ? I made a tour by google street view and became astonished as both cities seems alike.
2) Has anyone from Point Arena complained about something portraited in Sandpoint as offensive ?
3) Do the Varisian elements from Sandpoint represent Hispanic elements from Point Arena ?
4) Have you seen the Point Arena Devil ?
5) There was a Late Unpleasantness in Point Arena too ?
6) There are large fishing boats in Varisia ? How they preserve the fish to sell ?
7) Beside Fort Rannick, are there others forts from Magnimar protecting her side of Varisia ? Where ? Compared to Korvosan villages, Sandpoint seems awfully exposed.
James Jacobs wrote:
I hope you someday reconsider, the Ouat Caste has been something i am quite fond of Golarion and it's very sad that they are underplayed just because of the name.
It´s true, but i don´t think it´s impossible, only that the language is a issue. There many gamers that hate even playing a game in portuguese, and there are people who try hard but have trouble understanding even basic words.
Darklord Morius wrote:
Hi Morius. Thanks. Why don´t you join us in the Pathfinder RPG Brasil group on facebook ?
Jonathan Cary wrote:
Welcome, Herbert. I imagine the rules not being translated may be a problem, although from my experience abroad there's probably a fairly sizeable English-speaking minority in Brazil. That's an absolutely huge region, though!
Yeah, i hope i can help find others VCs very soon :) The worst problem is the faction missions and box text, i guess i ´ll have to translate beforehand. Many Brazilians know English, but there is a LOT of RPG players that doesn´t (because we had AD&D to 3.5E, Gurps, Storyteller and Storytelling, Castle Falkenstein and others translated to Portuguese).
Hello all. I hope to add a bit of Brazilian hospitality for PFS.
Thanks a lot for your support, it is a great pleasure to have come this far.