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4,466 posts (4,530 including aliases). 12 reviews. 3 lists. 1 wishlist. 8 aliases.


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SmiloDan wrote:

Cool!!! 10 years of DMing/GMing is a LONG time! Have a blast!

Clerics are fun. They can be the lynchpin that holds the party together.

In the only PF game where I'm an actual player (and only about 3 times a year at that) I play the cleric. I chose the class on purpose, not because no one else wanted to play it. I love clerics.


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Leaving in 20 minutes to see Steely Dan and Steve Winwood in concert. I'm excited cuz I'm old....and I like Steely Dan.


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Generally I start my campaigns at level 3, to reflect some experience in the adventuring world and to give the players a slight edge. I did, however, start my current city based campaign at level 1 and most of the players are nearly level 13 now, with everyone committed to going all the way to 20th.


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Heh, that's true! Thanks!


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Ok, here's another question. If a divine spellcaster begins to follow the Mythic hero, does he or she have to give up the former deity followed, or does the Mythic hero's spells and domains simply stack with the old ones?


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The text for this ability reads:

"You can grant divine spells to those who follow your cause, allowing them to select you as their deity for the purposes of determining their spells and domains. Select two domains upon taking this ability. These domains must be alignment domains matching your alignment if possible, unless your alignment is neutral. You grant access to these domains as if you were a deity. Creatures that gain spells from you don't receive any spells per day of levels higher than your tier; they lose those spell slots. In addition, you can cast spells from domains you grant as long as their level is equal to or less than your tier. Each day as a spell-like ability, you can cast one spell of each level equal to or less than your tier (selecting from those available to you from your divine source domains). If you're a cleric or you venerate a deity, you may change your spell domains to those you grant others. At 6th tier and 9th tier, you can select this ability again, adding one domain and two subdomains to your list each time and adding their spells to the list of those that you can cast."

I'm assuming only a divine caster can cast spells granted by the user of this ability. What do you guys think?


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I never liked their cover of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida". Of course, not being a Slayer fan probably has something to do with that. Though I do love me some Iron Butterfly.


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Thanks for your service. Now game on!


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I miss beer. sigh...


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I would rule that if the druid had never seen a polar bear, terror bird, or megaraptor he couldn't change into one. Now if the druid was from a region where these existed, they'd definitely be on the list. It's a houserule, but one I stick by.


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The weight of a standard gold bar is 27.33732 pounds. However, gold is one of the most malleable of metals, and you can have gold plated armor by having gold hammered and shaped over your regular plate for significantly less weight.


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DrainSTH's album "Horror Wrestling".


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captain yesterday wrote:
Do people here not have internet. Certainly I'm not the only cow tipping cheese drinker. Am I?

The cheese drinker stands alone.


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Limeylongears wrote:

Read HP Lovecraft or Clark Ashton Smith with an inadequate light source.

Panic.

This happened to me at a radio station I once worked at. I worked the over night shift and was reading Lovecraft for the first time and a storm knocked out the power. Every creak and bump and moaning of the wind kept me very, very alert.


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I enjoy the silence and darkness. I'm something of a nyctophiliac and love the night and darkness, so it's actually quite relaxing for me. I have LED flashlights at different places in my house, so I just use the cellphone to find and keep one of those handy so that I don't use up cellphone battery lighting the area if necessary.


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I suffer from major social anxiety, bipolar depression type 2, and treatment resistant clinical depression. All of this started only a few years ago, and it's made me unable to hold a job (so I draw a gubment check) and do Pathfinder stuff all the time.

I'm ok around my friends (most of the time) but can no longer go to cons or large gatherings. I can manage a concert if I'm so tranked up on Xanax it would stop a rhino, and even going to the movies is hard (usually a lesser dose of Xanax). It helps that at a concert or a movie there is some singular thing to concentrate on, like the band or the movie. But something like a con, with so many people moving about and bumping into me, would send me into either a panic or a rage. There's a small con near my home town in a couple of weeks and I was asked to run a game there, but had to decline. I felt bad turning my friend down but it would really be for the best.


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Have them all wear puffy shirts, a la "Seinfeld"?


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Sorry about his arm! Hope it gets better soon!


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More great stuff from Raging Swan!!!!


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I'm just copy pasting what I thought was an interesting article. Don't kill the messenger

Did the Flail actually exist as a military weapon?


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I heartily recommend "Ultimate Psionics".


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MuertoXSky wrote:

Dont play a fighter, is dumb, boring and uninteresting ...

Should have received that advice long ago before starting a homebrew campaign two years ago.

Fighters are my favorite class to play.


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When I finish this current campaign, I'm really thinking about a classic "European" style campaign world. But even now I don't allow anthropomorphic animal races, so I'm already partially there. Of course, it'll be at least another year before this current campaign ends, so I have time to think about it.


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Because I wouldn't want to slow down the pace of the game too much, I'd just have the player make a Survival check. You succeed, you have a fish on a stick.


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We had no games from early March until this past Saturday April 30th. I feel your pain.


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I enjoy the story telling and world building. I do homebrew campaigns only, and along with the help of my players we build wonderful, imaginative worlds.

I don't always care for the game prep, as I've been the GM/DM for 95% of the time for 30 years now, but it turns out to be worth it if my players have a good time and look forward to the next session. Sure, I'd love to be a player much more often, but as long as we keep having fun I'll keep doing what I'm doing.


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Ah, thanks. I did miss that.


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I've noticed the OP hasn't reappeared. I wonder if we're too friendly.....


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mmmmmm chocolate chip shurikens.....


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Tacticslion wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Don't pay attention to anything I say.

Ah - ah-hah~! You've been caught in your own trap, trapped by your own trick, inveigled by your own sleight of hand, hoist by your own petard! A double negative is proof positive! We must now pay attention to everything you say!

>:I

...

ಠ_ಠ

"Curses! Foiled again!", he babbled.


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Welcome to the boards! Don't pay attention to anything I say. I babble. Unless of course you don't mind babbling. In which case, stick around. I could babble on and on about babbling, but I won't, because that would just be babble.


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I have to say the two FLGS' I frequent are nothing like this. The owners and staff are right there for the customers as soon as they walk in the door. The other two that I know of but haven't visited have the same level of customer service from what I've been told by friends who patronize them. I guess we just got lucky in that department.


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Heaven's Thunder Hammer wrote:
Critical hits are always confirmed, no second roll necessary. Saves time during combats.

We do the same thing. Another reason is failure to confirm a crit takes away the joy that shouting "natural 20!" instills in a player.


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My chase rules. I divide a creature's speed by 5. Thus 30 becomes +6. I then add this to a d20 roll and the other creature gets the same treatment. So chases become opposed d20 rolls rather than the standard rules presented by Paizo.


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And "classic rock" radio has made me hate the song "Tom Sawyer" with the fury of a 1,000 suns.


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Hitdice wrote:
Freehold, you know about Star Trek: Phase II and Star Continues, right? I am very curious about your opinion, and will provide links if necessary. :)

I'm a huge fan of Star Trek Continues, but Phase II hasn't really lived up to its reputation. They'll throw continuity out an airlock in favor of what they hope will be a good story (I won't spoil anything in case someone is interested in watching it). But ST:C is far and away my favorite, despite the guy play Spock. He does a good job, but his voice grates on my every nerve.


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I feel your pain, M.D. I love playing dungeon crawls. That's how I started out and would love to play in one again. My players aren't fond of them, however. I've also been the primary DM/GM for 30 years now, and get to be a player maybe 4 times a year, though that has picked up a *little* this year.

So shake your fist and rail at the heavens. I'm right there with you in solidarity.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I "resurrected" the Glassteel spell for my PF games. There's a nation that awards glassteel weapons to its elite warriors. They don't have any special qualities save their rareness and the honor they bestow upon the bearer.

Ya know, it just occurred to me they should at least be masterwork weapons so the user could have them enchanted if he/she wanted to. Sometimes my thought processes run pretty slowly.


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Does this include depression and anxiety issues? Because I am disabled and unable to work anymore as they are part of the disabilities I have (the others are physical).


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I "resurrected" the Glassteel spell for my PF games. There's a nation that awards glassteel weapons to its elite warriors. They don't have any special qualities save their rareness and the honor they bestow upon the bearer.


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I didn't realize this thread was supposed to be taken seriously.


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Melon Head: Successfully score a critical hit and instant kill on an opponent by throwing a pumpkin at his head. This happened in a 2e game once.


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We always say the missing characters have jury duty.


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I have a "core" group of three who make nearly every game. The others have a 2+ hour drive to get here, and another two have young kids they are very involved with on the weekends with their own activities. So if anyone but the core three makes it all it's a good thing. If they can't, I always try to have either a side adventure for those three or I tone down the one I had prepared for a larger group. Turns out I'm also the only one in the group who ever GMs that can do this, it seems. We've had our Call of Cthulhu game cancelled numerous times by another GM in our group because one person couldn't make it. We play that particular campaign maybe 4 times a year at the most, and if it gets cancelled because one player can't make it it's very frustrating. And again, THIS guy can miss a a game or two and I can run w/out him.

Maybe this is my superpower - running successful games with an inconsistent number of players.


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TriOmegaZero wrote:
I've tried taking notes a few times, but other players take way better notes. You should see our Scooby Doo and the Carrion Crown notes.

I would so love to play in that game. The concept makes me laugh every time I see you mention it.


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MeanDM wrote:
Springfield Missouri, so not super far, just too far for weekly gaming.

One of my players just moved to Springfield. She might be interested in a game. It just depends what hours her new job gives her. She won't know until she starts this week.


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Talonhawke wrote:
Cal Define Central Arkansas I'm in Monticello.

Conway, about 25 miles north of Little Rock. It's quite a drive to get here. My son used to go to band camp in Monticello when was in high school.


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Too bad you don't live in central Arkansas!


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The only PF game I get to actually be a player in was cancelled this weekend by the GM because I had to go out of town. I emailed my cleric character sheet to one of the other players so they'd have healing and such, and the rest of the players were on board with it, but he insists that EVERY player in this campaign be present or he won't run. Yet when I run games he's a consistent flake out on games.

Just griping at the double standard going on.


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I cut my finger with a lavendar colored chopping knife the other day. Never was there a more unmanly wound.

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