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Valeros: "Well Miss Go, if you see anything please let me know. My companions and I are staying at the Rusty Dragon."

Ms Go: "Please, call me Wendi."

Valeros: [Winks]

Kyra: "She seemed nice."

Seoni: "Very helpful."

Quinn: "Seriously?"

So this is obviously before Quinn's gotten to know his new companions. He doesn't know about Valeros' anti-luck when it comes to romance, or that Kyra and Seoni (and all the original iconics, for that matter) know that when someone/thing is apparently into Val, that is a sure sign of its evil nature.


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If the Secret Project is the CotCT Hardcover, they'll probably announce it at PaizoCon.


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Shattered Star is decently cohesive, given the "reunite all the pieces" plot. I'd say WotR is quite cohesive, as is the RotR hardcover (the original adventures are fairly cohesive, but the rewrite really helped). CotCT is among the more cohesive. The departure from Korvosa is a hiccup, but the bit with Thousand Eyes goes a long way towards setting up the Shoanti. If Scarwall had been set up early on as well, it would be among the most cohesive. S&S can be cohesive, as long as the players are on board with being pirates. Serpent's Skull and Jade Regent are cohesive too.


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Kalindlara wrote:

We're talking about Mythic, and nobody mentioned Serpent's Skull? ^_^

The reason I'm a bit hesitant to label SS a Mythic AP is that, in order to reach a satisfying climax, you'd have to have the PCs finish what Savith began. If one Mythic hero was able to incapacitate a full-blown god, a group of them should be able to kill him under the right circumstances (before Pharasma's throne!), but that requires actually statting out said god, and Paizo is reluctant to do so. Then again, this is for a homebrew campaign...

Okay, while it would take some work, you could do SS as a Mythic AP. Personally, I'd do what WotR did and have the PCs somehow discover their potential at the end of the first adventure. There's nothing to say that Vyr-Azul and his favoured minions couldn't be Mythic, or that one or more gods couldn't secretly back some mortals to prevent Old Snakey's return.


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Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:
I'm not saying making Legacy of Dragons the most successful PC ever would mean a hardback for dragons would follow... but we'd sure notice!

So, hypothetically speaking... were this book to do well, would the chances of a dragon themed AP increase?


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Given the popularity of Iron Gods, and the general interest in the Dominion of the Black, I'd say a DW AP is almost an inevitability. At least that's my hope.


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Zhangar wrote:
Reign of Winter was a blast to run (and I went through the trouble of converting it to mythic)

RoW seems to be one of the APs most suited to Mythic. IG is the other really obvious AP, in my opinion.


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Orthos wrote:
I'm a bit surprised to see Wrath in Tier 3, given all the controversy and hostility it got on the forums and the general air of dislike for Mythic, but quiet support is often a lot less noticeable than vocal outrage, and the opposite extremely uncommon.

The adventure itself is widely praised, given the cohesion of the plot and the appeal of the NPCs. The Mythic rules are potentially a big problem but they do have their defenders, and some DMs have altered them in ways that they feel are more balanced. All in all, I'm not surprised.


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"In ways both subtle and gross," eh? Looks like someone was channeling Q while composing the blurb. I heartily approve.

Yeah, it could be a coincidence, but since it's for Horror Adventures, and since that line was spoken during the first Borg ep, I rather doubt it.


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Hello,

I'm really sorry about this, but due to the recent sinking of the Canadian dollar in relation to the American, I have to cut back on what I order. Please cancel my Adventure Path subscription. The rest are fine to keep. Thank you very much for your time, and I'm sorry for any inconvenience.


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Dahak would be the obvious choice for anything to do with evil dragons. He has nothing to do with Aroden, but he could say "Power vacuum!" and decide to fill it. There's nothing to say that he couldn't try and unite some of Aroden's old enemies to back his dragons. Flavourwise, that could reflect the divisiveness of the Dragonarmies. Tar-Barphon (if freed) and, say, Geb (or more accurately Arazni) are extremely similar, but they each want to be top dog. Dahak wouldn't have to limit himself to Aroden's enemies either. Maybe he could offer immortality and power to Razmir, or help Molthune with their Nirmathi problem.


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And hell, even HYDRA probably would've found him more trouble than he's worth. There's 'valuable asset' and then there's 'dangerous liability' and Killgrave falls firmly under the latter category given his pettiness and volatility.

You'd need somebody on the level of a Dr. Faustus to do it, and Kilgrave would have to restrain himself long enough for Faustus to get his hooks in. Come to think of it, Moonstone (the Dr. Karla Sofen version) was a student of his in the comics, and she's on his level, and the MCU hasn't done anything with her yet. The question is: would Moonstone be subtle enough to keep Kilgrave from catching on in time to shut her down? He's a manchild, but he's not stupid. Then again, Moonstone excels at playing people, and if she's given a working profile going in... wait. Who's to say that the moonstone wouldn't protect her from his pheromones?

And now I have fic ideas.


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Scythia wrote:

I hadn't planned to see this movie at all, but I will now, if it plays at my nearby cinema and I notice in time.

I had sworn off superhero movies, until there's a superheroine movie, but a team film, with multiple female characters, might be as close as there will be for a few years.

One year, actually. Wonder Woman in 2017!


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The new guy looks awesome!


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As of this moment, I have to go with Wrath of the Righteous. I'm a sucker for redemption stories, and there are a lot of possible redemptions in that path. Hell's Rebels is a very close second.


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Ia ia?


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Comic writer Chuck Dixon once did a run on the Punisher. He is on record as saying that, at the time, he didn't know that he was writing a villain protagonist.

I'm not particularly interested in a Punisher series myself, but if it is to happen, then Frank needs a foil who is as incorruptible as he himself is.


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Grey Lensman wrote:
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Interestingly enough, Chewie's is the only person still around who knew, well, pretty much everyone involved in this.
Do R2-D2 and C3-PO count as persons?

Yes, but Bail wiped their memories after Episode III so the droids in Rebels, Ep IV, V, VI, and VII and not, efectively, the same droids as in I, II, Clone Wars, and III.

EDIT: However, as I think about it I'm not sure Chewie met Padme, Anikin, and Obi-Wan after his adventures with Ashoka. I haven't seen that arc of CW. He did know and save Yoda, however. It seems likely that he met Anakin and Padme after returning to the Temple with Ashoka and that he met Obi-Wan during the same campaign that he served with General Yoda.

On the gripping hand, he clearly didn't know how Ben Kenobi was... Or st least didn't let on.

It's been a while, but I thought he only had C3-PO's memory wiped, not R2-D2's?

According to this clip, only Goldenrod gets it. Or at least, he is the only one ordered to be mindwiped on screen.

R2-D2 should still know everything.

I agree. Of the two, R2 has been consistently shown to be both mentally tougher than 3P0 and able to play things close to the vest*. R2 is not a security risk. 3P0, on the other hand... leaving aside the morality of nonconsensual memory wipes for the moment, 3P0's actions in the OT would have been VERY different were it not for the wipe. 3P0 might, and I stress might have been able to keep the truth about Leia bottled up if R2 were riding herd, but there's no way Luke wouldn't have known about his father once 3P0 connected the dots**.

*-And now I want to read a story where R2 and Obi-Wan recognize each other. Also, wouldn't Owen and Beru have recognized 3P0 in short order?

**-And now I want to read an AU where 3P0 wasn't wiped. Someone has to have written it.


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My two cents: John Boyega did stellar work as Finn, who was a well done character who was also somewhat problematic. He was ultimately a decoy protagonist for Rey, which is not something you want for the first black Star Wars lead (for the record, I consider the leads to be the power trio of each trilogy, so: Luke, Leia, Han; Padme, Obi-Wan, Anakin; Finn, Rey, Poe).

Does that mean I think

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Finn should have taken Rey's place entirely?
No.

As good as that last fight sequence was, I think it would have been even better if

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Finn was definitively revealed to be strong in the Force (I think that he is based on what we are given, but confirmation is always helpful), and he and Rey had taken on Kylo together. It would have given Finn's arc a better resolution, could have been done without diminishing Rey in the least, and made Kylo a bigger threat (which he greatly needed to be).


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Saw it, loved it. The new characters really clicked, for the most part. John Boyega has brilliant chemistry with both Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac, and those bonds really help carry the film. Now we need to get those two to share the screen so we can have a proper Star Wars trio. I am so very glad that we got the original trio back, and Chewie, and the droids. We're just missing Lando (though I hope he comes back). The film's only weakness is in the villain department. I wish we had seen more of Phasma, but apparently her role will be beefed up in the next films and I'm looking forward to that. I think that Hux was meant to be another Tarkin, but that never quite materialized to my liking. Snoke was too much of a cypher to have an impact, Andy Serkis notwithstanding. And Kylo Ren... okay. I honestly think I see what they were going for, but in my opinion it was a misstep.

Oh yeah, and Harrison Ford steals the show, but I don't think that should surprise anyone.


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Kajehase wrote:
You've all made good arguments, but people - it's almost Christmas, clearly he should start with Hogfather.

HO. HO. HO.


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Krensky wrote:
Set wrote:
Krensky wrote:

What show were you warching?

The extreme, obsessive martial arts training, the paranoia, everything about her after she takes a red and then comes back to Jessica's place to get the reds and blues Nuke left behind?

Patsy's just as broken as Jessica and her addiction to Nukes pills will almost certainly be a major part of season 2.

But she isn't *broken.* She hasn't run away from life, and is out there living it. She's taken a hit, and gotten back up, not unchanged, not invulnerable, but still functioning.

Go back and look at her life. It's more public than Jessica's, but it's just as structured and controlled to avoid her issues. In a lot of ways she's less controlled. See the fan in the lobby.

The only difference is that her coping mechanisms are socially acceptable to you and Jessica's arent.

In regards to the fan in the lobby, she had reason to think Kilgrave had gotten to him. Would she have had that same reaction were that not the case? I don't know.

I look forward to a greater exploration of her character. She's on the road to herodom, but she's not there yet. Is she as broken as Jess? I don't know that either, but if she isn't, then Jess probably had something to do with that.


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Purple Dragon Knight wrote:
... also, should that pet retain its free will of get an alignment change similar to Dean when he became a demon and starting hitting bars with Crowley... ;)

Be honest, people: who else read that as "hitting ON Crowley"?


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When the time comes for Nirmathas V Molthune, it's my hope that Paizo will do another Hell's Rebels/Hell's Vengeance. I very much like the idea of a two part AP, but I'm not really loving the idea of an evil AP.


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baron arem heshvaun wrote:
Set wrote:
Spider-Man, technically, but he's been getting punched by people who can lift 10 tons forever, and isn't a smear on the pavement, so he's clearly got some sort of toughness (or writer's fiat) going on.

And 12 tons (Scorpion), although that still falls under Incredible rank.

Superman almost punched him once, but pulled his punch, the shockwave of Superman's almost punch still knocked the ever lovin crap out of Spiderman.

Spidey himself can lift 10 tons. He's been known to roughly double that if under sufficient stress. Still not in Superman's weight class, though.


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Liz Courts wrote:
My cat likes to do three-point jumps in order to gain enough height to start climbing the door jambs at chest-level. I'm fairly convinced she's got ranks in monk at this point.

Original or Unchained?


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Finished it, loved it. Great performances, great writing.

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While there are ways to resurrect Kilgrave, what with his history of cheating death and with the Hand being a big part of the Netflix branch of the MCU, I think it would be a mistake to do so unless he received major character development, and I'm not certain he'd get it. That said, I do expect to see him again. Either Luke Cage or (more likely) The Defenders should explain how he found Reva Connors.


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Shelyn or Sarenrae, maybe Nethys.


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David knott 242 wrote:
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I'd love a variant summoner that can summon multiple eidolons, like in Final Fantasy.

Doesn't the Broodmaster archetype cover that?

No. That gives you multiple eidolons at all times. I'm thinking more like Pokémon, ie. different eidolons which can be swapped out as the situation (and the character's level) allows.


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I'd love a variant summoner that can summon multiple eidolons, like in Final Fantasy.


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Sense8 has been renewed for a second season!


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Michael Riter wrote:
I literally just developed a system for corruption for a third party which combines madness and transforming slowly into an abomination (with associated boons and penalties). Paizo, why do you do this to me?!?!

You are tearing him APART, Paizo!


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Huh, I wonder what the new AP is? Better go check...

...

... you do love me, Paizo! You do! It's true love ladies, gentlemen and others! It's true love!


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Did you guys ever say how you are solving the "three digit numbers on the spine" problem? Moving to a smaller font? Going sideways?
Holograms.

That's outrageous. Truly, truly, truly outrageous.


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Shadow Knight 12 wrote:
We also don't really know the status on Lito's parents. They might both live, presumably back in Spain. We also don't know the status on Nomi's father. He might be dead, considering he didn't show up to visit Nomi at the hospital.

Lito was interviewed on the red carpet in episode 2. He said that his father was a true artist. We don't know about Nomi's dad either way.


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Damn. Alain has just been displaced as the biggest dick.


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Caineach wrote:
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Rynjin wrote:
She's not even a musician. She's a DJ.

Her dad and one of the people in London (can't remember who) have both called her a musician. She downplayed this with "I'm just a DJ" but even if she can't actually play an instrument, she clearly touches people enough that they wax metaphoric.

My girlfriend and I binged this show a couple weeks ago and we enjoyed it a lot. The graphic suicide in the first episode made me very uncomfortable, but you can kind of trust the Wachowskis not to use something like that for pure shock, and Riley's scenes in the last couple episodes were an incredible reprise of that theme.

I get the feeling that she used to play music before her husband died, and now she has kind of abandoned it for others. I'm guessing she is really good at an instrument or 3, but hasn't touched any in a few years.

We know that she pursued some form of post-secondary education. I thought that she studied musical theory.


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Mark Seifter wrote:
The coolest part is how the story ties into some of the subtle details of new stuff from the medium class. You'll have to wait for the book to see it, but when you get it, I really recommend comparing some of the details of each dead relative with the class features and seeing what you can figure out!

I haven't seen the class yet (fingers crossed for a notification on the 13th!). That said: it sounds like the medium is a sensate (from the show Sense8, which everyone should watch!) only his clustermates are dead. If true, that's a really great idea.


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Very, very cool. I digs it muchly.


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Also, if you want telepathy at 1st level, you can play a lashunta.


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I like the redemption angle. Very cool.


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The class looks quite promising. The only problem I have so far is with the renown mechanic. It's too limited in size, and too urban oriented. I see the logic, but one of the archetypical vigilantes is the Lone Ranger, who was known throughout the southwest (though I concede that not everybody in the region had heard of him).


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baron arem heshvaun wrote:

Riley seems to have the best at keeping attune with the entire group, I am not sure if that is coincidence of by design. She also had her foreshadowing of her abilites the longest, in her background she was driven away from Iceland to keep her safe. Although there are hints that Will had some trauma from his childhood as well.

Nice catch Evan her drug use may have left her mind open to being a channel for the group.

Thank you, baron. The way I see it, the drug use has to have some significance, and this is the most likely way. I'm sure that most of "our" cluster has had some experience with a degree of intoxication, but to our knowledge none of them have experimented with drugs to the degree that Riley has done. It isn't a stretch to say that her experience with altered consciousness would pay off in her development of her powers. The others had flashes of what was happening; Riley got high and successfully visited Will. They had a sustained conversation and everything. I don't think that's a coincidence. Put it together with Nyx's speech about limbic resonance and the fact that Riley seemingly has little to offer her clustermates otherwise, and I think we have a strong case.

Will's also carrying around some sensate related trauma. He had his issues with his dad's alcoholism already, but throw in his narrow escape from Whispers and his inability to help Sara Petrell (which he probably considers a failure even though there was nothing he could have done), and those issues would have been compounded. He just didn't suffer from them to the extent that Riley did, until now. I don't think it's a coincidence that Riley has made great strides on her issues just as Will is incapacitated as a partial result of his.


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Riley is indeed the odd sensate out in that she doesn't have any skills which are immediately apparent and useful in the situations the cluster will be in. That said, I and others wonder if she might have the best control of her powers because of her drug use. IIRC, she was the first to sustain a conversation with one of the others (Will in the church back in the first episode), and she was central each time the entire cluster interacted as a unit (the singalong, her attempted suicide, and the boat scene). If so, then she may prove to be the spanner in the works. Whispers may have never seen a cluster come together this well this quickly.


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Actually, it's "I knew him, Horatio."

Also: great job! Alignment wise, I'd say Neutral.


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Ryuko wrote:


Did none of you catch that his entire speech there was utter b+#~*~++?!?

That's one of the most interesting things about this show. The Professor X figure is not always right. It's the same with Yrsa, who tried to help Riley and only succeeded in screwing with her head. It shows us that for all they can do, sensates are every bit as fallible as non-sensates.


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Rynjin wrote:

You know what REALLY bothered me about the show? The ending makes no sense.

** spoiler omitted **

I agree with Peter, and also:

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Will was nowhere near him, and probably didn't know where to find him. There would have been way more guards around the sensitive areas, which would include the command centre. He was outnumbered and outgunned, so the smart move was to do exactly what he did, namely getting out of Dodge once the main objective was accomplished. If either he or Whispers had been looking somewhere else for that couple of seconds, it would have been a clean getaway.


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The Wachowskis and JMS are very clear that the show wouldn't have been picked up on any other network. They are probably right; the show seems tailor made for binge watching.

The most common complaint I've heard is that the show is too slow and too disjointed. I don't think that either will be a problem now that the plot is fully underway.


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I've finished the season. I'm at the point where I don't know whether to be sad that it's over or happy that it happened. I suspect I won't know until I find out if Season Two is greenlit. Please make with the greenlighting, Netflix.

@baron arem heshvaun: yes, the orgy scene has had a few rewatches. Ahem. It is indeed very tasteful, and the song (Demons by Fatboy Slim ft. Macy Gray) was perfect.

@Peter Stewart: they do, and it is AWESOME. I would have never expected that Kala, of all people, would-- I may have said too much.

@Ramarren: I hadn't even thought of that. I thought she just watched Showgirls a few too many times.

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