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October works just fine. Thank you very much!


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I'm wondering as to the status of Order 4368165. I still haven't received it. I had thought that it somehow might have gotten mixed in with Order 4372829 (because of when I subbed to Starfinder), but I've gotten that order and it only contained what it was supposed to contain (SFPG, Dead Suns 1, Ruins of Azlant 1). Any assistance would be most appreciated. Thank you.


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Once again, I love the worldbuilding baked into this write-up. Great job, James!


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A Manual of the Planes would be excellent. Yes please, Paizo.


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Villain Codex organizations into Faerûn, hmm? Let's see...

The Arcane Society would probably work best in Baldur's Gate or Tethyr. There is too much oversight in Waterdeep. The Red Wizards should have a definite reaction to them, whether as rivals, a potential concern, or "look, aren't they adorable."

The Brutal Slavers can have connections to the Red Wizards or the Zhentarim. Slavery is illegal in the Sword Coast as I recall, but it's close enough to places with slavery that its conceivable PCs could run into them.

The Carnival Troupe works as written.

The Corrupt Guard and the Thieves' Guild can work in any city.

The Cruel Musketeers and Regal Court are trickier. I'd place them more inland. The Western Heartlands are big enough that one could plug a new, small-ish country there without too much fuss, and the conflict could draw in people from outside. Certainly the Harpers would be poking their noses in, if nothing else.

The Death Cult worships Myrkul. I'd put them in Waterdeep, by the City of the Dead.

The Demon Knights should be devoted to Talos. The burn-pillage-destroy flavor lends itself to him much more readily than Cyric. They can pop up anywhere.

The Diabolical Church is in service to Bane. They probably have ties to the Zhents. Maybe they got started as Banite loyalists who escaped the Cyricist purge in Darkhold after the Time of Troubles.

The Fang Monastery is really tricky, if you want to keep the flavor. They'd have to be tied to the Yuan-Ti, and they were nowhere near the Sword Coast. Maybe they are the first vanguard of a possible invasion.

The Merchant Caravan may or may not be a front for the Zhents. It's too small time for that to be likely, but that could be what makes it perfect.

The Merry Outlaws could work along any of the trade routes. The Lords Alliance should want to wipe them out, and the Harpers be more sympathetic so long as there is a chance their energies could be turned to better ends.

Nature's Scourge could focus on one of two targets: Candlekeep, or Goldenfields. The first is the bigger threat to their long term plans, but the second should make their blood boil. They'd be worshipers of Sylvanus who take an extreme hard-line view towards civilization. Maybe they were kicked out of the Emerald Enclave for violating the "neither good nor evil" requirement.

The Ruthless Brigands work as presented. They can show up anywhere.

The Savage Marauders might be from the Uthgardt tribes. That makes the most sense to me.

The Scandalous Pirates work as presented. Maybe they are too scary for the Nelanther Isles.

The Secret Society screams Waterdeep. All those nobles and wannabe nobles... as long as it keeps its head down, relatively speaking, it should be fine.

The Sinister Cult is devoted to Shar. It can pop up anywhere, but Waterdeep makes the most sense as there's a major temple of Selûne, and where there are Selunites, there are Sharrans.

The Slayers Guild worships Bhaal. Baldur's Gate for them.


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I'd say that Lightbringer could jibe pretty well with a Calistrian cleric. First off, there's the possibility that the Calistrian could use trickery to set the drow onto the path of redemption. Also, one could argue that redemption is a form of vengeance, if one imagines the reaction a redeemed drow might have towards past actions.


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Fare thee well, good sir!


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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:

I'd be fully onboard with bringing back "thou" (or some equivalent). I have no idea where it went or why.

"Thou" and "You" were markers of status. Thou was used to refer to people of equal or lesser status relative to the speaker, and you referred to people of greater status. That distinction is reflected differently these days, so thou is no longer used.


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This is very interesting. I love the bits of worldbuilding revealed here, like how androids use computer viruses to get "drunk" the same way that organics use alcohol.


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Done! SO AWESOME!


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I love this. The quality of the writing is just sublime. Thank you for that, and for making her queer.


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You might be right Macfarland, I have been disappointed before.
He's an anti paladin wouldn't he fall if he told you the truth?

Not unless the truth best advanced his evil agenda. In this case, parting more nerds from their lunch money, which is roughly a 7.5 on the Pig Kicking Scale of Anti-Paladin EEEVIL.


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Stop. Just stop. You had me at "shifter."


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You can really tell that Charlie Cox put in the hours and hours of hard work it took to master his Daredevil choreography and Finn Jones didn't. Jessica Henwick is good, maybe as good as Elodie Yung.

...

So, they ended up casting way too late and Finn Jones was unable to do all the training he really needed (same problem as GAME OF THRONES, actually, where a lot of the characters were cast late, including Jones, and they simply don't look like they've ever held a sword in their lives, let alone fought with one for years).

According to Jones, he had three weeks of training before filming began, and had little time to keep up with it once the filming began. Oh, and he wouldn't learn the choreography of each scene until a short time before it was filmed. As in, 15 minutes prior.


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I hope that Finn and Mike have chemistry. I also hope Simone and Jessica have chemistry. I want a Daughters of the Dragon series!


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That's good to hear. Thank you very much.


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Hello,

I received a new credit card as my old one was due to expire in a couple of months. I used my new card to make a purchase (Order 4205204) and it worked. I think I've followed the steps needed to update my subscription to use my new card, and I'd like to know if that was successful. Thank you.


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Hmmm... Sarenrae, Shelyn, Nethys, Brigh, Yuelral, off the top of my head.


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It is a bit of a Suicide Squad, Bad V Evil story. Shy gets some character development throughout the story. She's neither as smug or as callous as she seems at first.


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We know she is Mythic, and the second most powerful Runelord after Xanderghul. I'd say she has 2 ranks, with Xanderghul having 3 and Alaznist 1.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:

I'm thinking its safe to say that the Gods (typically Aldur or Torak) gave each one of them their semi-immortality right?

The exception being Senji how the heck or does literally the presence of spell-casting give immortality period.

It does. tW&tW confers immortality on its practitioners. There would be a lot more running around except that they eventually violate the rules by wishing something out of existence, and blow themselves up. Disciples have an advantage in that they are taught all of the rules. Senji is unique in that he made it that long without accidentally blowing himself up.


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Most of these are pretty good. I'd give Durnik levels of fighter and sorcerer/druid, and Ce'Nedra should have levels of rogue.


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I'd like a dragon-themed AP, if it could be distinguished from "Giantslayer but with dragons." I think it could, of course.


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I think that the difference comes into their opinion of systems. Demons hate systems more complex than "I am more powerful than you; you will obey me." They live at the whim of their betters, and have only four options in a bad situation: obey, escape, kill their oppressor, or die. Devils love their system, and view themselves as important parts of it. They will do what they can to get as high as they can, preferably to the top, but they will not deliberately do anything to undermine their system. When they are put in a bad position, they will suck it up, try to ensure that their superior gets the blame if things go sideways, try to blackmail their way out of it if they have something sufficiently compelling, or go over their superior's head if they think they have a case. They may even try assassination, if they think they can pull it off. They won't directly disobey.


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Hmm... Talathel is probably a Lesser god, at the moment.


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Goodbye Scotland and Northern Ireland if they actually go through with leaving.


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jemstone wrote:
Kryzbyn wrote:

Raises hand, grabs tissue.

** spoiler omitted **

** spoiler omitted **

Which was totally in character.


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Elmo is that good, especially early on.


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Alignment: Neutral Good 4

Domain 1: Magic 17
Domain 2: Travel 27
Domain 3: Community 4
Domain 4: Knowledge 13

Hmm... Here goes nothing.

Talathel, the Travelling Sage
Alignment: Neutral Good
Portfolio: Education, Friendship, Journeys, Scholarship
Domains: Community, Good, Knowledge, Magic, Travel
Subdomains: Arcane, Cooperation, Education, Exploration, Friendship, Thought
Favoured Weapon: Quarterstaff

As a mortal, Talathel was a Forlorn elf who went headlong into learning in order to distract himself from the pain of losing nearly everyone he would ever know. His knowledge grew, and with it his power, but there was something... missing. He lacked contentment, and it affected his development. He chose to reenter the wider world where, against all odds, he found friends. Many of them were of shorter lived races, and he knew he would someday lose them too, but he resolved to face that when it came. He saw the world and the planes with them, and more importantly, he learned to see existence through their eyes as well as his own. When he ascended, he resolved to use his position to bring knowledge to others, and to teach them of the magic of friendship.


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I'm quite happy with it. Well, most of it. Ending on a cliffhanger without a guaranteed second season is just cruel.

I know it's probably a sign of faith that there would be a second season, but still... cruel.


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Torbyne wrote:
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As long as there are space pirates... I'm in!
As long as the game has space and PCs there will be space pirates.

Murderhoboes IN SPACE!


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New campaign setting? New monthly adventure path? Why do hate my wallet, Paizo? What has it ever done to you?


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Thank you! This is pretty good so far!


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Rucka is on Wonder Woman, and he is going to Fix The Damage. I'm sold!

Also, I'm really glad that DC Comics Bombshells is still going on. If you've never heard of it: it's an alternate timeline book that has the US and USSR jump into WW2 in 1939. It reimagines some of the characters as being of alternate nationalities. It focuses on DC's awesome women, but some of the guys are around in supporting roles (one of them is Hal Jordan, but the artist draws him looking like Kyle Rayner for some reason).

Still not sold? There are plenty of queer characters, characters of colour, comedy, a properly drawn Amanda Waller, drama, action, romance, and John Constantine as a chain smoking, strudel chomping rabbit.


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My rankings:

Guardians of the Galaxy
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Avengers
The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Thor
Ant-Man
Iron Man
Captain America: The First Avenger
The Incredible Hulk
Thor: The Dark World
Iron Man 2
Iron Man 3


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JoelF847 wrote:
Looks like a false rumor. It seems that Alfre Woodward is in Civil War and Luke Cage, but as different characters.

Was that confirmed? Her CW character (the mother of an American who died in Sokovia) was unnamed. In the comics, that character's name was Miriam Sharpe, but if they are casting the same actress they might well combine the roles. Mariah Dillard (her LC character) is supposed to be a politician, and CW is going to be political, and there hasn't been any crossover with the Netflix branch of the MCU.


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I think that the only character who is a lock for all the Netflix MCU series is Claire. That said: it's safe to speculate that Jeri Hogarth will appear in Iron Fist. If we see another Defender in this series, it will probably be Luke (and if Danny shows up in his series, I'd call it a certainty). I'd put even money on Misty, and an outside shot at... well, those who have completed Daredevil Season 2 will know who might just show up as well.


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For a DM: Yes! For a player: if the campaign puts a decent emphasis on sneaking, then also yes.


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Marvin Ghey wrote:
Isn't there disagreement among the devs regarding Hermea? I thought I read that somewhere but could be wrong. That controversy no doubt would keep it out of an AP, of course.

The disagreement focuses on Mengkare, and whether he is LE or LN. Given that Mengkare basically is Hermea, the team would need to be in accord in order for an AP to work.


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Imbicatus wrote:
In fact, some of the best Kingpin stories have been team-ups between Spider-Man and Daredevil. While I know there isn't much overlap with characters in the MCU films, I'd love for Spidey to show up in the Defenders.

I would love a Spider-Man Netflix. He stands on the border of street level and superheroic in terms of his wheelhouse. A Three "Amigos" ep with Spidey (the optimist), DD (the realist), and the Punisher (the pessimist) would be all sorts of fun.


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Norman Osborne wrote:
The biggest problem with making Roland black is that it fundamentally and massively alters the relationship between two of the main characters....Roland and "Detta Walker".

I might agree with you, but I doubt that a mainstream movie would make a particularly book accurate Detta. We'd get the broad strokes only, and her comments toward Roland would not have anything to do with race. By the same token, I expect that Jake will be played by a much older actor.


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My thoughts for the next season are as follows.

Spoiler:

It's pretty clear that it's going to be a version of Born Again. The Kingpin's threat was a strong indicator, and the fact that Matt's personal life is basically in shambles, and the fact that Fisk is starting to have Ideas about Matt confirms it.

I know that most people want Bullseye to be the next Big Bad, but he doesn't fit. He's not that kind of major villain. He's the enforcer, the assassin, the obsessive. Don't get me wrong: he will probably appear in some capacity, most likely as the Kingpin's enforcer. If I'm right, then my guess is that he will become obsessed with Daredevil, and that will turn him into a wild card. He'll be more interested in killing Matt than following orders, and that will prove Fisk's undoing.

We may also get Typhoid Mary. The Kingpin knows he has to remove Daredevil, and he wants to hurt Matt. Matt threatened Vanessa, and there is a certain symmetry in using his love life against him. If Karen and Matt stay apart, then there's room in his life for someone new. Hello, Mary. She may also prove a wild card, depending on how she is handled. Plus, she would further link Daredevil to the rest of the Netflix corner of the MCU. She's a mutant in the comics, but they can make her another IGH empowered person here. Marvel Studios probably has the rights to her character, as she was introduced as a Daredevil villain and has had very little interaction with the mutant side of the comics.

Nuke's attack on Hell's Kitchen will probably occur, just not in season three. My guess is that it will happen in The Defenders, with Jessica, Luke, and Danny (and possibly others) filling in for the Avengers as the super powered help Matt needs to restore order. Besides: Jessica lives there too, and Luke and Claire did (they'll both be in Harlem as of the Luke Cage series).


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I am rather intrigued by the idea of a kitsune vigilante. It's the whole natural ability to change shape that makes it fit thematically. I was wondering about which particular build or archetype would work best with the kitsune. I'm leaning towards Magical Child at the moment. Any thoughts?


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captain yesterday wrote:

Typical.

I just completed my CotCT yesterday. :-)

Isn't that ironic.

It's like rain on your wedding day.

*preemptively ducks*


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Miss Kitty wrote:
The judges would also have accepted Hastur, Pussycat! Ia! Ia!

I don't normally hold with puns, but this is too clever to hate.


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Brew Bird wrote:
A "Hulk" vigilante, an Arthurian Skald, a skill focused Cleric, a political mastermind Mesmerist, a Lawful Evil Antipaladin... Paizo, my birthday's not until April!

To be fair, UI was originally supposed to come out in April, so...


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Nocticula has pulled off the transition to CN goddess, and he has to be her herald.


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Kalindlara wrote:
I have a theory. ^_^

It could be bunnies?


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Scythia wrote:
I keep meaning to write something like this up for my home game, my idea was replacing the summon monster SLA with a growing number of eidolon slots, say +1 per 4lv, with each eidolon using full stats (although possibly sharing a health pool), but only one can be out at a time.

They would definitely have to share a health pool. I like your progression, but I'd have two eidolons at first level just to keep the flavor. I'm thinking that the capstone, merge with eidolon, would be replace by the power to have two eidolons out at once.


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I'd love to see a Final Fantasy/Pokémon style Summoner. By that, I mean one who can swap out their eidolons for others as needed.

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