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Shisumo wrote:

I suddenly feel like every rogue or slayer ever is going to come from Daggermark now.

Can we get a reason why? Besides, I thought Daggermark was home base for all the poisoners in Golarion.


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zergtitan wrote:
It's Clobbering Time!

That would be an Oread Brawler, yes?

*Reads about Mutagenic Mauler* Aw, blast it, now I'm gonna have to get this book too. Thanks for cleaning out my pocket again, Paizo.


Jason Nelson wrote:
Mark Norfolk wrote:
Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:

Cool beans!

Any ETA on Ultimate War?

+1

Cheers
Mark

Your wish is my command: BEHOLD - ULTIMATE WAR!

Finally! Yay! It'll be so worth the wait!


Jason Nelson wrote:
We'll be beginning our SUMMER SPECTACULAR previews and announcements today, so stay tuned!

This is good to hear. I'm looking forward to the announcement!


I also want to day that I like the cover. Looks like the monsters are having a convention in the dungeon; and does it appear to anyone else like the vampire is hitting on (what I assume to be) the drow?


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MMCJawa wrote:
I actually like the look and fluff of Pathfinder goblinoids...they actually feel rather distinctive. I always felt that the DnD goblinoids were kind of just there, and fairly generic (at least compared to better fleshed out bad guys like Drow and such)

I'm with you. I just wish they did more with the whole 'bugbears as terror-rousing serial killers' idea; whenever they do show up in an adventure, they seem to be just simple thugs for PCs who haven't graduated to facing ogres and trolls yet.


Ah, okay, thanks for clearing that up. Still, a few mythic creatures in otherwise non-mythic campaigns are cool. And the Angurboda sounds like it has some great plot potential.


John Kretzer wrote:
Alex Smith 908 wrote:
Generic Villain wrote:


I think you pretty much nailed everything right there. Orcs: what happens when a seal, a young pig, and a corpse love each other very much and share a special hug in Hell.

I don't claim to be a Tolkein scholar, but I believe they were original creations of his. Perhaps a slightly xenophobic outlet for the trauma he experienced during WW1. Which is to say, a horde of monsters ruining the planet with their mindless rage.

Xenophobia is an unfair thing to say given the overall progressiveness in Tolkien's work. I think it was mainly in finding a villain that could be fought against in a guiltless fashion. Hence why when the hill tribes, Haradrim, or Easterings were depicted as enemies it was always a tragedy. They were humans and it was lies or coercion that drove them to evil. orcs on the other hand were essentially just a tool of evil doers.

Despite this characterization their moral status is somewhat more complex. Given that orcs were the result of twisted elves or humans depending on revision, it would follow that they should also have souls. Hence they should have free will, but how does one reconcile that with the pure evil depiction previously stated? When asked about whether orcs were born evil Tolkein said that they were not. He said that the abuse of orcish society was what twisted child orcs in a similar manner to how their ancestors were first changed, but that it was something he'd prefer not to dwell on. When further asked whether an orc could in theory be redeemed he said that they could, and that they would likely cease being an orc as a result. What ceasing to be an orc exactly meant was never elaborated on.

With this back round knowledge I think it is a fairly solid basis to say that orcish society in Tolkien's works is inherently evil rather than the species. The evil being the product of outside control and a cycle of abuse works much more smoothly than some creature just born evil, and fits more in with

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John Kretzer wrote:
Not to disagree with you...but I always took orcs was meant to represented the worst of humanity while elves were the best of humanity.

This is probably true, given that some sources identify the elves as being basically incarnate angels or unfallen humanity while the orcs are elves tortured into madness and savagery.

Tolkien also once told a young lady who asked him about his WW1 experiences that: "We all became Orcs in those trenches."

More on topic, while hordes of good orcs would probably be a bit much, I hope we get some neutral ones in Belkzen.


Silly question time, does this PDF give non-mythic stats for the Angurboda along with the mythic ones?


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DM Under The Bridge wrote:
That detail on the uniforms and banners, and how they fight and move. Excellent.

That's one great review you did there. I like it!

I freely admit that the comments on having some knowledge of historical medieval mercenaries such as the condottieri didn't hurt.


What about Numeria? Everything I've ever read in official sources suggests that it's a very wild open place, and if you were able to promise the locals protection from the Technic League they'd probably be happy to ally themselves to you.


Pardon my foolish question, but this is listed as a backorder. I thought this was a PDF?


Dustin Ashe wrote:
Aleron wrote:

Similar issue, but I can't actually add anything to my shopping cart at the moment. I click add to cart and the little spinner pops up but goes away quickly and nothing is added to my shopping cart. In addition clicking shopping cart just gives me the page that says an error occurred.

I tried following what Liz said above and also tried in three separate browsers to make sure. All had the exact same issue.

I'm now having the same problem as Aleron. I have some items in my shopping cart but can't add anything more. When I try it just refreshes the screen, or sends me back to the Paizo homepage.

When I try to view my shopping cart, it gives me the error golem screen.

Unfortunately, I have to add a 'me too' to this.


I'd say it works just fine for different levels of power; again, my problems with the high-level units are more of a personal thing. It just feels odd to me have units of 100-200 10+ level characters roaming around. At that point I'd rather go with giants or monstrous humanoids and give them some character levels.

But it is a great product. The little in-character bits of information were especially well done.


Jason Nelson wrote:
It's on the drawing board, but it has to wait for me to complete Ultimate War, which with my newfound status as a full-time author/publisher (instead of just doing it in my spare time) is finally on the way to getting accomplished!

Good news! Rest assured that I will be getting a copy! I'm really eager to see the rules for sieges, naval warfare and that modular system for making 'mixed arms' units. Heck, I'll do my absolute best to get that hardcover compilation too if it ever happens, and I hope it does.


Silly question time, can anyone share some information on just what exactly is the "Cannibal" archetype? I have this image of characters like the ones from the original 'Hills Have Eyes' or 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre'.


I'll be keeping my eyes open for this.


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That's a great review, Endzeitgeist. It sounds rather intriguing to me, especially given that I'm a big 'Kingmaker' fan and this could work well with the one adventure centered around a centaur tribe.


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Just wrote up a review for the PDF, I hope it gets more folks to look at it.


Matt Goodall wrote:


Fort Scurvy - A fully detailed pirate king’s fortress, suitable as the high seat of any worthy pirate king… or a worthy challenge as an adventure for PCs of 14th to 15th level, by Jason Nelson.

The whole list sounds good, but that one sounds especially promising. Just from the name alone.


zagnabbit wrote:

That's basically how it's remembered.

The vaunted Aldori never had a chance.

Although their descendants have quietly researched ways to combat dragons, just in case those skills are needed.

If I remember right, in the Pathfinder Player Guide for Dragonslayers it does specifically mention that the Aldori Swordlords and the nobles of southern Brevoy are indeed doing this in canon. They would be delighted to serve as sponsors and patrons for would-be dragonslayers.


I just read Ssalarn's review, and what exactly is this 'Armchair General' feat like? It sounds very interesting, but then I'm a big fan of mass combat.


Krell wrote:
How long is a complete battle phase?

On page 4 of my print copy, right under 'Battle Phases', it says that typical battle phases take a total of 1d6 hours.


I got a copy of this one, and while I like it, I have to admit to being kind of boggled at the idea of 100-man strong units of 11th-13th level fighters existing. That character level just seems kind of high to me for that many troops.

Of course there's nothing stopping anyone from changing anything or everything about these companies, but for some silly reason that one just nags at me.


Jason Nelson wrote:
A quick update on the coming soon from Legendary Games, and a look at a much bigger future...

Wishing you all the best on your new direction in life! Keep producing stellar game products (hopefully soon including one in particular) and I'll keep buying them.

And 'Island of Plunder: Spices and Flesh'? Do we want to know?


Vic Wertz wrote:
Jason's explanation suggests that the problem should fix itself. Basically, when you visited the site during the transition, the "wrong" info (which was technically not wrong at the time) got cached, and when the cache expires, you should be back to normal. Flushing the cache yourself would get it fixed faster, but if you're nervous about it, it's probably not worth it.

Thanks. I'll check with friends of mine who know more about computers to be doubly sure.


Well, I can at least get on the site with my home computer, though it's difficult. I'll have to check on the DNS flush thing when I get the chance, though I'm very leery of 'experimenting' with my computer.


That lady on the cover looks like she's wondering what she ever did to end up marooned on a world full of sword-toting savages. Very good art and good selection of future tech from the description -- though I hope we get some stuff that is just plain weird. As in, something beings from the Dominion of the Black or the Mi-Go might use.


And I just got the updated version with the appendix. Thank you so much! I'll have to do a review in a few days.


Oddly -- now if I close out everything else and type the address in manually rather than go through bookmarks, I can get to it just fine. I don't know if the computer is nuts, or it's me, or what.

And thanks for all the advice.


ShadowcatX wrote:
Whenever something like this comes up you can also check the site out with the website www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com to see if the problem is on your end or theirs.

I checked it out and they said it's just me. Wonderful. Looks like I lost that site.


DM Papa.DRB wrote:
Also, try it by the IP address: 198.20.70.218

Thanks, I'll try it.

*sighs* And no good. I have no idea what's going on here.


DM Papa.DRB wrote:

Site is up and functional right now. You may have an issue with your browser, or your dns server does not know about the site and is directing you to its "default", "is this yours" page.

-- david

http://www.makeyourgamelegendary.com/

Thanks. I was wondering what was going on.

EDIT: And every time I enter that address this is what pops up in my address bar: http://www.makeyourgamelegendary.com/?f

And I get the same darned 'is this expired domain name yours' page. Oh, brother.


Seriously, for the past 2-3 days every singe time I've tried to get to it as found here: http://www.makeyourgamelegendary.com/

All I find is some page asking me if this expired domain name is mine. Has something happened to the company? They had some troubles before, and I hope this problem is just temporary or simply some mistake on my part.

Thanks for any help.


Kvantum, Rite Publishing, thank you both. I'm being reminded why I like RP's stuff so much.


Lord Gadigan: thanks for the information.

EDIT: And good to hear that several of those new choices are non-lethal poisons. That can make to easier to convince the good guys in the party to accept the poisoner in their midst.


Mike Welham wrote:
Thanks for the feedback, Eric! I will include stats for monsters pulled from ToH in future Not So Random Encounters books.

This would be very helpful for some of us, Mister Welham. Thanks.

By the by, any idea on where I can go to get stats for something called 'Black Rots'? They're listed on page 4 of the PDF as two of the servants of Gurble'gluk; I checked for them at the d20PFSRD site but it turned up a blank.


Rite Publishing wrote:

@Eric Hinkle to fix that wrinkle, all of those monsters are available on the d20pfsrd.com.

Also here is the Free Preview

Thank you very much, sir, this is helpful!


Dragon78 wrote:
Nice artwork, but what is that creature?

Not 100% sure but I think it's a merrow, an aquatic ogre.

And the tidbits about the fickle hag of Gyronna, the River Kingdoms, and the Sellen what with the major role all three play in 'Kingmaker' just excited me all the more for this book.


I'll just say that I would love to see a Kitsune player companion book; though I suspect that if one is coming it's a long way off. Heck, we don't even have a Hellknight book yet, and how often have they shown up in the setting?


I got a copy of this and I was able to glance through t, and while I love it, I do feel a little peeved that it has a couple of monsters from the 'Book of Horrors' that don't have their stats listed. That does make some of this very fine PDF kind of difficult to use for folks who lack that book.

But that small complaint aside, it's a great piece of work with some amazing ideas.


A question here: for those of us who use/like the Daggermark Poisoners, how useful is this book? I'll be getting it in any event, but I might as well find out how badly I want it.


Thank you, sir.


Zergtitan, thanks for explaining all of that. And while the Order of the Beast sounds a bit odd for its one-deity focus, it does make good inspiration for other single deity focused cavalier orders.


Can someone who has a copy of the book please provide some information on the new cavalier order in it?


Two questions about this tome:

1) Just what 'secrets of the Aldori Swordlords' do we get?

2) What's the main emphasis of the two new cavalier orders? I seem to recall reading that the order of the beast centers on non-horse mounts, and I'm guessing that the order of the guard centers on a cavalier who shields their allies?


Jason Nelson wrote:

For those following the bonus goals in the MYTHIC MANIA Kickstarter, you'll see the the next several Mythic Monsters products have been announced!

Mythic Monsters: Fairy Tale Creatures
Mythic Monsters: Dragons
Mythic Monsters: Giants
Mythic Monsters: Magical Beasts

Fairy Tale Creatures is in final edits and dragons is about 3/4 done being written, and artwork is complete for Fairy Tale, Dragons, and Giants.

That sounds like a great list of monsters there. I'm especially hoping that Mythic Giants has a very 'Old Norse Jotuns' feel to it.

Jason Nelson wrote:
And, of course, one of these days I will finally get Ultimate War out the door.

I'm looking forward to it! I also hope that the promised book/PDF about how to stage tournaments comes along sometime soon as well.


Mythic sword and planet? Oh yes. I've mostly been avoiding the mythic stuff but this is probably going to change my mind.


Stupid question time: does the 10% off sale also apply to sales of non-mint Paizo books?


I'll be getting this one for a number of reasons, not least of which it seems to be flaming near impossible to get any information on pre-gunpowder ships aside from things like drakkar and classic-era galleys.

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