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Kudos for spelling it right! ("Kensai" has always bugged the heck out of me.)


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LazarX wrote:
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How do the gods know who's worshipping them? Do they physically see the individual?
The gods won't PREVENT anyone from worshipping them, because they can't.

This isn't quite true. It's well known from SKR's articles that gods have the ability to send minor omens to their worshipers; Gyronna apparently abuses this by flat-out murdering any male who has the temerity to do so. (But she's a demigod, and it seems like the less powerful you are the more direct intervention you can get away with.)


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Amiri Daak, DALEK KILLER


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It's not "goblin ancestors," it's the four barghests who Lamashtu sponsored to demigodhood, and whose spilled blood created goblins. One account says Lamashtu stole them from Hell, another says she had to deal with Asmodeus to get them, and the latter version is the one with the fear of contracts.

My goblin headcanon says that while their hatred of dogs is purely cultural, their fear of horses is because horses universally instinctively try to kill any goblin that gets near them, which would cause problems in any populated area since horses are pretty much everywhere in human lands. (House rule: you have to expend a trick to train a horse not to automatically attack any goblin adjacent to it.)


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There's a large and glaring typo in the upper left corner of page 16.

That's not a representation of the Solar System. There's only one Solar System, and we're in it. It's called Solar because our sun is named Sol. Other star systems are called by their stars' names. Please give Golarion's sun a proper name so we can start calling its star system by its proper name.


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Oh, here's another one: if the new Naturalist archetype goes with a humanoid eidolon, the Animal Focus ability can be used to, on a whim, convert that humanoid into any of twelve different furries. ^.^


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After reading 5th Edition, my players and I said "smurf it" and instituted a house rule: every weapon on the Finesse list has Finesse as an inherent property, with Dex to damage as well. The WF feat no longer exists.


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Brox RedGloves wrote:
Just gonna leave THIS here before threadlock.

Thanks, that's one of mine. :D

For Synthesist Summoner, clearly the summoner is suspended within the eidolon's body, which is a whole other bag of fetishes. ^.^


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Coriat wrote:
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Asmodean orphanages

My witch in Way of the Wicked is almost certain to take a role in overseeing the nation's orphanages when it becomes appropriate.

They shall be turning out well-behaved, disciplined young men and women.

Will she be their Granny?


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Tabris is the revelator, but Asmodeus is the revelation! He is the tiger-force at the core of all things! When you cry out in your dreams, it is Asmodeus that you see!


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Albatoonoe wrote:
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I keep hitting F5

But the future refused to change.

Well now I have to make a loveable rocket-punching robot.

With a laser gun that deals negative energy damage.


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James Jacobs wrote:
In other words, a pharmaceutical is created by science, and an alchemical item is created by magic.

I'm mostly on board with your interpretation, except for your misuse of the term "science," which I really wish you'd stop.

"Non-magical chemical processes," sure. But "science" isn't "things that aren't magic." "Science" is "the study of how the laws of physics work." If magical energies exist, and if they obey laws, the study of the laws that they obey constitute a field of scientific study. Wizards researching new spells are scientists. People crafting magic items are engineers.


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...mostly, I'm loving this. Mostly.

Then I come to the "Protection from Technology" spell and my brain starts screaming in rage.

I can more or less accept that it would be able to identify and block electrically powered items and so forth, but how in every fiendish afterlife plane can this spell distinguish PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOUNDS from, I don't know, alchemical compounds, or (unliving) organic matter, or EVERY OTHER FORM OF MATTER IN THE UNIVERSE?!


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Rub-Eta wrote:
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I'm confused.

How can we have Earth elementals...When Pathfinder doesn't take place on the planet Earth?
Probably the same reasone as to why we can have Fire elementals. Scientists really need to find this planet Fire.

The Beast Planet ate it. :(


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Thomas Long 175 wrote:
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"I did not mean to start the harem" anime's are pretty funny.

One also can't be a harem toz, try again.

There's an archetype for that :)

13th level halfling Broodmaster summoner and his up to 8 Special Ladies. :)


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"They're so primitive they still call their planet Dirt."

"...wait, doesn't your name for your planet translate as The Place That Holds Our Roots In Safety?"

--massively paraphrased from Illegal Aliens by Phil Foglio and Nick Polotta


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You used witch doctor correctly! :)


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...that sounds just plain evil.


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jimibones83 wrote:
It sucks to watch people come in and voice such negative opinions of something your totally amped about. Those of us who like syfy feel like anyone who dislikes it should just ease up and let us have our day for once. We can have both fantasy and syfy:)

Can we have sci-fi or SF instead of syfy? Because syfy is... I think it's an obscene Polish word. Gorbacz?


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Cthulhudrew wrote:
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There's another one about killing robots and a third that gives you a weapon made out of a rare metal (silver or cold iron).

"Who's that Ulfen warrior bashing in all those mechanical creatures' heads?"

"That is Magnus, Robot Fighter!"

Magnus doesn't NEED a rare metal weapon. He was trained in the perfect anti-robot martial art and can harden his own skin to shatter metal with his bare hands!

...So, obv. Brawler archetype. :D


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Well there's at least one incomplete sentence in there, but I'm pretty sure I got the gist of it. :)


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Sandbox wrote:
Whats the Magic Word?

"Now."


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Krystin wrote:
I've got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty. I've got whosits and whatsits galore. You want thingamabobs? I've got twenty. But who cares? No big deal. I want moooooore...

I wanna be where the robots are! I wanna see, wanna see 'em fightin'.

Flyin' around on those (Whad'ya call 'em?) oh - hoverjets...


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If cyborg parts don't count as "wearing metal armor" something's very wrong here. No, biotech's the way to go. Not a robot snow leopard... a GUYVER leopard. :D


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Daaayum.

I may substitute one of those for Howl-of-the-North-Wind, if the book is out in time. (I'm about to put the group through Cold Mountain, planning to throw Howlsy at them once they get back home.)


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And yes, you can have a +1 laser pistol, and all of the implications beyond that.
+1 returning grenade??

Seems kind of useless if it returns, it'll blow up next to you no matter how far you throw it :P

Actually that could be a good cursed item

+1 backbiting grenade. :)


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Alex Smith 908 wrote:
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.

My Tolkien headcanon involves an extensive therapy ward in the Halls of Mandos devoted to ex-orc fëa, and Morgoth at the Dagor Dagorath wondering why the armies of the Valar number among them far more elves than, by his best calculations, can possibly have been born over the lifespan of the world... :)


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Joseph Davis wrote:
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I wanted his mom to be Amiri. :(
I can see a massive amount of sexual tension between Oloch and Amiri in fan works lol.

I'm not seeing "tension" so much as "Godsdamn it, do we have to throw a bucket of cold water over you two? You know he won't be able to cast spells without eight hours sleep!" ^.^


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...holy crap. Page 28. Elemental Commixture teamwork feat.

IT'S CHRONO TRIGGER TIME


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The very first adventure ever published for Dungeons and Dragons involved infiltrating an evil temple that had been taken over by high-tech space aliens.

Arguments that science fiction has no place in D&D, or that the introduction of tech spells the end of an edition/product line, are simply, provably wrong.


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Demiurge 1138 wrote:
Yes, it is a bit goofy. But real historical monsters are goofy all of the time. Heard of the bonnacon?

You have no idea how badly I want a Pathfinder'd bonnacon. When I play Starcraft, my Zerg are Bonnacon Brood. If I had the cash for WH40K, I'd be fielding Hive Fleet Bonnacon.


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Alichino the Jester Prince. He is literally the single most important devil on Golarion, and we haven't the slightest idea where he is and what he's doing.


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Dayum.

I assume he's also done the voice thing with some regular Clockworks done up as Irovettibots? 'Cause you gotta have Doombots.


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Cheapy wrote:

Rules for AI.

How many minutes after release do you think it will be before we'll see a conversion of S.H.O.D.A.N.?

The Ileosa form is dead, insect.


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A word of advice to the writers -- the same word I give to anyone interested in Planetary Romance/Sword-and-Planet in D&D/Pathfinder, just in case you haven't run across this author already: go ye forth and seek out Alan Burt Akers' "Dray Prescot" novels, variously known as the Scorpio, Antares, or Kregen series, starting with Transit to Scorpio. Of all the examples of the genre, they're the closest to also resembling a D&D world, to the point where the author threw in a nonhuman culture that builds treasure-filled tombs and has gotten into an arms race with tomb robbers that wound up becoming a formalized dungeon-crawling sport. :D


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It looks like the last-minute surge is well and truly on. ^.^


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Dragon78 wrote:
I agree with you about having all those different roles for many of those races MMCJawa. Except in the cases of vampires, trolls, fire giants, frost giants and maybe ghouls.

Wolfgang Baur exists: therefore, ghouls have many roles. ^.^


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If a Jedi you seek to build, to Dreamscarred's psionics you must look.


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It needs to look like a cat. ^.^


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To paraphrase Vlad Taltos of House Jhereg paraphrasing Gildor Inglorion of House Finrod, "No matter how unsubtle the robot, a sword between the synaptic links seriously cramps its style."


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...I hate to be the negative nelly, but this is giving me screaming flashbacks to 3.5's MM 4 and 5, which absolutely none of the gamers in my group liked, and which turned out to be the harbingers of 4th Edition.


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...now I want to adapt Deep Magic's rune magic for the sin runes.


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Axial wrote:
1) Of all the petitioners in the evil-aligned realms, it seems like those in Abaddon suffer for the least amount of time. Devils torment their victims over eons, demons turn you into a horrible maggot, and Daemons just go om nom nom.

I find total cessation of existence to be the most horrible thing possible.


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Alexander Augunas wrote:

Most hilarious line in this book goes to the Poisoned Egg spell:

"The poison reverts to a normal egg at the end of the spell's duration (the reverted egg substance is harmless unless the poisoned creature is vulnerable to eggs).

We need Pathfinder stats for nomes!


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IFRIT
Djinn of the Inferno

God of fire, strength, wrath, and war
Alignment CN
Domains (subdomains): Chaos, Destruction (Rage), Fire (Arson), Strength (Ferocity), War
Inquisitions Anger, Black Powder, Vengeance
Favored Weapon Scimitar

Ifrit is the unchecked fury of the firestorm, the incarnation of flame. He is not a subtle god, nor is his clergy; they bring hidden conflicts into the open, and prefer action to diplomacy. He and Shiva have been both allies and rivals since their creation, each striving to prove the supremacy of their element and philosophical position while never letting their disagreements slide into outright hatred; from time to time they have had to rein in their respective faiths to prevent holy war.

To a lesser extent, Ifrit is the patron of those who use fire to create -- especially if those creations are then used to destroy. Blacksmiths thus pray to him, as do alchemists and gunslingers.


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I can just see one of those little safety signs by the doors, PLEASE DO NOT SUPLEX ENGINE...


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Over on RPGNet, someone asked about ideas for using the FF summons as gods for 3.5, which sparked some ideas that'd been percolating in my head for a few years. I'm too sleepy to write much up right now, but here's a little something as a starter.

(In my mind, the "classic" summons are a pantheon of good/neutral deities, while the Scions from Tactics/12, including the classic villains from FF 1 - 5, are their evil counterpart pantheon.)

ALEXANDER
Defender of Civilization

God of cities, justice, protection, and light
Alignment LG
Domains (subdomains): Community (Cooperation), Glory (Honor), Good (Archon,) Law (Judgment), Protection (Defense)
Inquisitions Illumination, Justice, Valor, Vengeance
Favored Weapon tower shield

Alexander is the Great Protector, at once the guard on the walls, the guard's armor and shield, the walls themselves, and the City the walls surround. He is the wielder of Divine Judgment, the holy light that sears away the darkness of undeath and evil. Watchmen, constables, paladins, and urban druids count him their patron.

The Protector does not lightly grant his power, and he is known to sponsor fewer divine casters than any other of the gods. It is said that Alexander's might could cause unimaginable disaster if it were to fall into evil hands; in the youth of the gods, in a time long forgotten, the Light of Judgment was stolen from Alexander by a nihilistic madman and ravaged an entire world to the brink of ruin. Thus he takes great care to empower only those

RAMUH
The Elder Justiciar

God of thunder, magic, knowledge, and history
Alignment N
Domains (subdomains): Air (Cloud), Knowledge (Thought), Magic (Arcane), Rune (Language), Weather (Storms)
Inquisitions Fate, Truth, Vengeance
Favored Weapon quarterstaff

Ramuh is the Sage of the Gods, master of all magic, and Lord of Storms; thunder and lightning are his to command. He is closely allied with Shiva and Ifrit, together representing the three primary destructive magical arts. All those who seek knowledge or wisdom pay him homage; researchers, librarians, and genealogists can all be found in his service.

Ramuh sees the struggle between good and evil as ultimately less important than the greater struggle between existence itself and the forces of Oblivion, as represented by the Cloud of Darkness; he is more likely than most of the pantheon to cooperate with lesser evil, for a time at least. He has not, however, forgotten the cruelties visited upon him and his people in ancient times, and if his allies of the moment include slavers or torturers, they will not be his allies for long.

(Extremely sleepy, more later maybe. In my headcanon, FF6 is first in chronology; most of the summons were humans mutated into Espers during the war of the Triad, and after the events of the game were revived in the now completely separate Esper World, where they slowly grew in power and developed the ability to see into other worlds, eventually offering their power as summoned beasts to heroes in those worlds. Different laws of magic in each world dictate the way they manifest as summons.)


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Alleran wrote:
What's the Spawn Calling spell like? Apparently it has a mythic upgrade as well?

A week-long ritual involving fasting and mass sacrifice that summons an advanced entropic thunder behemoth that is not even slightly under the caster's control.

The mythic version? Actually summons one of the true Spawn.


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The first phrase that comes to mind is "Information wants to be free!"

EDIT: And the second is "Beware of he who seeks to deny you access to information, for in his heart he dreams himself your master."

NEW EDIT: Bergelmir, "Mother of Memories," CG Giant goddess of elders, family, and genealogy. Chaos, Community, Good, Knowledge.


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And of course the book's title itself is a clear reference.

"Do not cite the Deep Magic to me, Witch! I was there when it was written."

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