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My problem with the Vigilante is that Paizo has already locked themselves into having a Vigilante base class, and no amount of playtesting will convince me that this is a good idea. It doesn't matter how good the class becomes; it's not something that should be a class. Paizo should have publically playtested the idea before committing themselves to printing it.


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DM_aka_Dudemeister wrote:

The spam is coming from inside the threads.

Specifically the Legendary Planet kickstarter threads.

IT'S IN THE ROOM! Game over man, game OVER! I ain't even going home in a body bag!


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I want a table of noble titles with clear explanations of where the "para-" stuff fits in.


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Jason Nelson wrote:
Check out the latest update, not just to announce that the 5th Edition version is in layout and should be finished today, but also to get a preview of most of the holy symbols that will be accompanying Sean K Reynolds' article on the gods and goddesses of the Legendary Worlds cosmos!

...Stanford Pines is a god?


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Why are you using a Durkon avatar for an Elan book? ^.^


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Because Pathfinder is 2 better than DC!


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Shikigami and ofuda... instead of "kami medium," why not call this archetype "onmyouji?"


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Hmmm. If spirits are based on mythic paths now, I see potential for several third-party paths to become third-party medium spirits...


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Ross Byers wrote:
He's Hamlet. But with more ghosts.

I'm not seeing Hamlet so much. A little, sure, but... wrongfully imprisoned... a wise mentor... a daring escape...? Oh, I think we can do better.

Alexandre Dumas wrote:

"Let us start, then; we need no witnesses."

"Very true," said Monte Cristo; "it is unnecessary, we know each other so well!"

"On the contrary," said the count, "we know so little of each other."

"Indeed?" said Monte Cristo, with the same indomitable coolness; "let us see. Are you not the soldier Fernand who deserted on the eve of the battle of Waterloo? Are you not the Lieutenant Fernand who served as guide and spy to the French army in Spain? Are you not the Captain Fernand who betrayed, sold, and murdered his benefactor, Ali? And have not all these Fernands, united, made Lieutenant-General, the Count of Morcerf, peer of France?"

"Oh," cried the general, as if branded with a hot iron, "wretch,—to reproach me with my shame when about, perhaps, to kill me! No, I did not say I was a stranger to you. I know well, demon, that you have penetrated into the darkness of the past, and that you have read, by the light of what torch I know not, every page of my life; but perhaps I may be more honorable in my shame than you under your pompous coverings. No—no, I am aware you know me; but I know you only as an adventurer sewn up in gold and jewellery. You call yourself in Paris the Count of Monte Cristo; in Italy, Sinbad the Sailor; in Malta, I forget what. But it is your real name I want to know, in the midst of your hundred names, that I may pronounce it when we meet to fight, at the moment when I plunge my sword through your heart."

The Count of Monte Cristo turned dreadfully pale; his eye seemed to burn with a devouring fire. He leaped towards a dressing-room near his bedroom, and in less than a moment, tearing off his cravat, his coat and waistcoat, he put on a sailor's jacket and hat, from beneath which rolled his long black hair. He returned thus, formidable and implacable, advancing with his arms crossed on his breast, towards the general, who could not understand why he had disappeared, but who on seeing him again, and feeling his teeth chatter and his legs sink under him, drew back, and only stopped when he found a table to support his clinched hand. "Fernand," cried he, "of my hundred names I need only tell you one, to overwhelm you! But you guess it now, do you not?—or, rather, you remember it? For, notwithstanding all my sorrows and my tortures, I show you to-day a face which the happiness of revenge makes young again—a face you must often have seen in your dreams since your marriage with Mercedes, my betrothed!"

The general, with his head thrown back, hands extended, gaze fixed, looked silently at this dreadful apparition; then seeking the wall to support him, he glided along close to it until he reached the door, through which he went out backwards, uttering this single mournful, lamentable, distressing cry,—"Edmond Dantes!"

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Mystara was entirely mapped, at least on the global level, both inside AND out. :D By no coincidence at all, Bruce Heard's World of Calidar has a pretty darn sweet global map complete with climate zones and wind currents, though only the Caldera region has been focused on so far -- you might ask Bruce and his cartographer Thorfinn Tait for advice. (In fact, just hire Thorfinn Tait! He's got to be in the top five in the RPG industry right now.)

I don't think the Forgotten Realms Atlas actually was complete, if you're referring to the one by the late great Karen Fonstad. At the time it was published, iirc, only Faerun and Kara-Tur and maybe Maztica had been detailed at all, leaving a big blank where Zakhara would go and several smaller continents that may only be outlines to this day.

Krynn... was an easy job of mapping, iirc, as it only had two smallish continents and a few island chains. And Taladas did get covered completely in its boxed set, yes.

Eberron of course has its world map.

Harnworld is probably mapped in way too much detail. :)


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So, if Mike Shel is writing about a desert planet...

...can we have a Mud bloodline for sorcerers? ^.^


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Ker-pledge! at $140 Pathfinder.

("Ker-pledge?!!")

...How would I go about adding a set of 5th Ed PDFs for a friend who vastly prefers that over PF? Do the $15 add-ons?

Also, remind me: will this be a mythic AP?

It's $56,000 to completion, we got a full bag of dice, half a pack of bestiaries, it's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses.

Hit it.


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Still needs a drug-addled journalist class. :D But backed!


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When the cavalier party leader/king talks about getting a back-banner with the motto "Get off my property!"


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James Jacobs wrote:
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Will there be maps for the region around each town/city or just the town/city itself?
No maps of the regions, but maps of the cities yes. And if I can get my act together... a more accurate map of the planet...

squeeing intensifies

I would like to take this opportunity to once again plead for, as ridiculous as it may sound, an inflatable ball map of Golarion. ^.^


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Sellsword2587 wrote:
Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:
...giving an anti-slavery organization an ability called "Rebel Yell" is... kinda iffy.
Why? They are a rebellious lot by nature? And they are more anti-oppression than they are anti-slavery.

The term "Rebel Yell" is very specifically a Confederacy thing.

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Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:
EDIT: For that matter, associating it with the Texas Revolution is directly contrary to actual history. One of the causes of the Revolution was the Mexican government's abolition of slavery throughout its territory. The slave-holding Anglo-American settlers objected, violently.

While closely linked to/inspired by American history, the Pure Steam campaign setting has its own Ulleran history. The Order better represents the perspective of the slaves seeking freedom, than the Americans trying to keep their slaves. In Ullera, humanoids were slaves to Goblinoids for centuries.

The problem is you've packed them with Confederate imagery. Rebel Yell, Lone Star, Come and Take It... it reminds me uneasily of people who wave the Stars and Bars and then insist that no, it was all about states' rights and resisting perfidious Northern manipulation, not about slavery at all! I understand that's not what you're intending to aim for, but it's kinda too close for comfort.

May I suggest you look instead toward John Brown and the other abolitionists of the time, the Secret Six and so forth?


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Pledged for print and PDF! I'm so stoked for this. :D


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UnArcaneElection wrote:

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.

"'Any sufficiently analyzed magic is indistinguishable from science!'"

"What's with the quotation marks? Who said that?"

"ME!"


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Cthulhudrew wrote:
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When will then be now?
This is now, now.

*Bzzzt!* Incorrect! The proper response is "SOON." :D


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Elrawien Lantherion wrote:
How soon is soon?

When will then be now?


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Mythic Evil Lincoln wrote:

Well, can I be the dissenting voice here?

I'm currently reading Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick, and the colonial setting is not without fascinating dynamics.

Surely genocidal zealots as Avistani colonists in Arcadia fit with the general themes of Pathfinder foils.

I agree it is good to avoid defining all of Arcadia in those terms, but honestly I'd like a chance to blaze a path against them as much as any Chelaxian slaver. They make great unvarnished villains; and that's my own neighborhood's history I'm talking about.

I certainly trust Mr. Jacobs not to discard the interesting stuff, but before everyone jumps to conclusions, I will speak to its defense: the clash of Native American and European cultures is downright fascinating, and a great opportunity for stories set upon an "untamed" western continent. (Depending on how you define "tamed" of course.)

America was, after all, settled by European adventurers, however despicably some of them might have behaved. (Depending on how you define "settled" of course).

It's a tricky topic, to be sure. Offensive on one side and preachy on the other. But Paizo has an excellent track record with navigating such waters in the name of a good story.

The problem, as I keep saying over and over until everyone has no doubt become sick of it, is the five thousand years of contact between the continents. Ten times the real-world equivalent. To have the whole native-settler dynamic play out at this point as anything like in real history... that cannot be anything but offensive and preachy. It just doesn't make sense, and jamming it into the situation will prevent anything good from coming of it.


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Magefox wrote:
I honestly think that this books suffers from it's branded title, as occult I would say is already well represented in the flavor of existing casters like the witch or shaman of which this book does not go more in depth on . In all honesty I thought something in this would trace back mechanically to the slam dunk that is the oracle. Specifically in for things like the curses and the ancestral spirits. Also all the psychic classes while interesting lose in flavor as they all feel like they were painted Occult for the purpose of the book.

With the exception of the kineticist, these are all classes that I would feel comfortable playing in a supernatural campaign set in 1920s Earth. That's plenty occult.


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Ciaran Barnes wrote:
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Being such a thematic spell, MM can be a worthy specialty. However, I think this class would be done a great service if greater emphasis was also given to other force spells.
That's the Argent Savant class, I do believe. The Force Missile Mage prestige class is purely built around Magic Missile and nothing else. Well, Shield too, but that's one half of the Magic Missile portfolio. The Argent Savant (I might have the name wrong) was the pure force caster.
Right you are. I didn't realize that bit of information! Anyhow, my opinion still stands that its a big stretch to turn this into ten levels. Perhaps infusing some Ardant Savant into the class would help it feel less forced.

I've wanted to create a character with both prestige classes for a long time; Pathfinder prestige class design could probably accommodate a fusion of both.


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People who have never heard of any of Martin's books other than Game of Thrones should look for such works as Tuf Voyaging, Sandkings, Fevre Dream, and the Wild Cards series.


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I assume the Internet Meme Concentrate tastes like troll. ^.^


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...you mean I can have Sailor V and V for Vendetta on the same adventuring team?

PRE-SOLD! :D

(Senshi should not be afraid of their Neo-Queens. Neo-Queens should be afraid of their Senshi.)


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Isn't Desna Mothra? Or at least Her herald is?

(Now we need a rewrite of the Night Monarch with kaiju subtype added, for when Desna gives it that extra boost.)


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I want a new mainline Castlevania. Give me the War of 1999! ;.;


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"I can taste key lime pie."


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Shadowborn wrote:
Some of them come up from the depths...thirty stories high...

...breathing fire... head in the sky!


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JoelF847 wrote:
I now want stats for a buttery knife now. And are they different from a butter knife, or only an alternate name for the same weapon?

I want a recipe for buttery kinfe.


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The astronaut looks like that astronaut-ghost from Scooby Doo.


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...I have a really weird and annoying problem. I was waiting with bated breath for Ultimate War for so long that I cannot stop waiting with bated breath for Ultimate War even though it's out and I have a copy. I keep checking this thread for news and then facepalming.


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Mikaze wrote:
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And every young kid's make-believe/roleplaying with all their assorted store-bought, second hand, op-shopped, scavenged, own-built toys that didn't stick to brand/genre (Toy Story).

Transformers, G.I.Joe, and Jem all existed in the same universe in the 80's and I remember ghosts, Lovecraftian horros, and wizards being present in those. :)

(there may have been a fake ghost pirate or two, but I think those are technically hard sf)

Don't forget the Inhumanoids!


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Capybaras already have stats -- they're called donkey rats in Varisia.


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Chairface doesn't actually have any special powers, so why not just treat him as a human with a really weird head and give him a suitably master-criminal class package?

My own inspiration would, of course, be an alchemist. Possibly a goblin. BAD IS GOOD, BABY! DOWN WITH ANDORAN! ONE OF THESE DAYS, MILKSHAKE -- BOOM!


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20 Wizard/10 Magaambyan Arcanist/10 Riftwarden. Demons go home!


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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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I WOULD LIKE TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT THE ABYSS HAS ALWAYS BEEN ON THE SIDE OF FREEDOM AND IS HAPPY TO SUPPORT ANY REBELLION AGAINST LAWFUL AUTHORITY.

ON A RELATED NOTE, WE ARE ALSO OFFERING A SPECIAL DEAL ON WISHES, BY THE WAY. THE FIRST CALLER THIS MONTH GETS A WISH GRANTED FOR THE LOW, LOW PRICE OF ONE SOUL. THIRD-PARTY SUBSTITUTIONS ARE ACCEPTABLE, CONSENT OPTIONAL.

Do you have a properly-notarized soul trafficking license, sir or madam? Also, are you currently located within the borders of Cheliax? Because if you are, you won't be for much longer. (checks Lawgiver)


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Anguish wrote:
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It couldnt be a more perfect time to reveal something about what happened to Aroden.
Slipped in the tub. Seriously, it's too embarrassing to talk about.

It was an orangutan. Once they grab you by the leg it's all over.


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Albatoonoe wrote:
Odraude wrote:

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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