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The hardcover is a limited edition, as far as I know. At least print run #1 was strictly limited and was printed at a loss (or next to no profit) as a gift to the fans. Not sure if that's the reason or if it's another printer/POD...or if it's simply the last hardcovers out there.
This is not a new printing though, these are just some copies they found in the warehouse, so the increase is paizo's.
I had a half-orc sorcerer that basically did this, his score cha was high enough it didn't prevent him from casting his highest slot.
THE BIG RED BUTTON
The party is looking for this ancient temple trying to find it before the bad guys do, so that BBEG cannot be released from its magical trap.
We find it, find the chamber with this mechanimagical device that traps the BBEG, we destroy the controls, no way they can be operated ever again, we burn it, kick it, smash it, we throw everything at it.
Turns out the bad guys had beaten us to the punch, the BBEG is on the loose, and we have no way to put it back in its magical prison.
We still laugh about it, and have to retell the story if there are new players.
Are people really asking paizo to create 4e? that's total parity between classes.
Wizards suck it up at low levels, and get rewarded for their sacrifice at higher levels.
GMs should tailor encounters to their group so everyone has an important role to play, and avoid having the spotlight on only one PC. It's not easy to do this *all* the time. Sometimes a specific character is the star of the session, sometimes that happens just for one encounter, and that's fine as long as it moves around from character to character.
I am not interested in Hells Rebels.
Also, I have 3 chapters of Giantslayer on hold. I believe this is probably due to the Bigger Basic Flipmat being sold out, and I am extremely upset about this.
I have been waiting for this flipmat for years, as shown in these posts:
Now you decided to print it, and I am skipped over because I put it in my sidecart order in JUNE, that's 2 months ago, I am certain it wasn't sold out then.
This sucks BIG TIME.
Sure, I just think that games where the PCs mop the floor with their opponents on a regular basis, and without breaking a sweat, are not fun.
That's still too much, and there is no good explanation for it, also that means one, sometimes two times per session. Not to mention that then it becomes an arms-race between PC and DM, which makes things uglier.
I used to play in a group with two players that liked to optimize characters. I have to admit I had a behavior similar to your DM.
Sometimes it got pretty ridiculous, but in the end they agreed to curb themselves, and that issue disappeared. They didn't play gimp characters though, they just weren't min-maxing to the fullest.
If that is not something you can do, or if after talking to your DM, he is not willing to change, then I suggest you find a different group. I know there is a lot of people that enjoy these types of game.
I don't know why your DM acts like that, but I can tell you why I did. I run pre-made adventures, and I don't have time to create my own, except perhaps for the occasional one-shot. When playing against optimized characters, the DM has to make adjustments or the game will not be challenging and fun. I work full time, and have other hobbies and responsibilities, I don't have time, or interest, to be changing encounters to increase the challenge they pose. Also, many times these type characters have a certain weakness due to their focus, and it is possible to be a challenge if you exploit it; however, I find this tactics breaks my personal suspension of disbelief as a DM, if suddenly every opponent that meets the PC has just the right amount of stuff/tactics/abilities to exploit that weakness.
It's a lot easier for one person to optimize the hell of their character, than it is for a DM to do the same for everything the PCs encounter. At least for me anyway.
Best of luck.
I just added the payment method, I selected USPS Priority, assuming it's using the flat-rate options, if it's not please revert back to cheapest method possible.
Place the order at your earliest convenience, thanks!
Sharaya, ok things seem ok now, I had to add the products again. I see it wants to start the sub with chapter 2, but I kind of need chapter 1 as well, is it possible to start the subscription back with chapter 1?
I'm personally very disappointed with Occult Adventures. I SO wish they just went in cahoots with Dreamscarred Press and made that system "official".
I know it would be "cool", but it's unnecessary, you don't need paizo saying it's official. You can make it official in your games.
I have always been a huge psionics fan, and I have the DSP books, that's good enough for me. On the other hand I don't like certain official products, such as the mythic adventures, and I don't use them.
We play Pathfinder, and other games in rare occasions.
We're are currently playing Way of the Wicked, some in our group have spotty attendance, which makes it difficult to schedule a game (we're all adults, 30 and older).
We play once a month on Saturday afternoons.
If you're interested please send me a private message!
I would say Drake is getting "hosed" by the simultaneous flanking bonuses.
Interpreting flanking this way kind of mixes flanking with a readied action, since one of the opponents waits for the other to get in position to attack (and benefit from flanking). This would be Ok, except you use a move action to ready an action.
Being first level we're specially sensitive to this interpretation. though I don't know if Drake would've changed his action if he knew about it in advance.
HGoK, if this is the way you want to interpret this rule it's fine. We can take advantage of it too :), but just wanted to get a clarification before it gets set in stone.
Kaithan Kanathar wrote:
I DMed that adventure several years ago, it's pretty challenging, I don't think it will be a problem.
One of the great advantages of PFRPG is that it's compatible with 3.5, you can go through the trouble of converting it, or at least calculate things like CMB and CMD and play it straight from the adventure.
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