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logic_poet wrote:
Nice job, guys. Just saw the Star Wars parody cover, and I'm really loving it. Like even more than the Silence of the Lambs and Jaws covers. 10/10, would recommend.

Ha, thanks! We've seen a few of the spoof covers for the new series and they're all winners so far.

Keep an eye out come November!

[Comics Bastard Hollow Mountain Article]

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KaiserBruno wrote:
So any chance of a Devils Revisited?

Shhh.

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Deserk wrote:

Ah awesome, finally some Darklands material.

Albeit, I really hope this isn't just an article about races. I hope it also details some interesting locales and realms.

Like the past "monsters revisited" books, the focus will be on ecology-style write-ups of the creatures included, typically with details on society, a new rules option or two, and a useful statblock.

New locations might be mentioned, but are not a focus of this product.

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I'm not crying, you're crying.

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Folks, this is teetering on the edge, so let's end this before it gets too sketchy.

Relationships in Golarion and in all Pathfinder products are between consenting adults.

I'd encourage you all to never consider "historical accuracy" as license to take your stories into territory that makes your players or community members uncomfortable.

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Hot. Thanks so much for the help, all.

Really, really handy!

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Hey, who wants a project?

I'm looking for monsters that are vulnerable to sonic damage.

So far, I've got the carnivorous crystal.

Got any more?

Thanks in advance for the help!

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Kalindlara wrote:
F. Wesley Schneider wrote:


Well, there you go. Be sure to register your request with your favorite developer.

I believe we just did. ^_^

(I'm assuming you're not technically a developer...)

Dawww.

I'll try to keep it in mind, but I have quite a few irons in the fire.

Mark Moreland is the developer that currently helms exclusively this line. If there's more of a thing you want to see in this line, he's the one to bribe.

Comics, movies, and piles of colorful things that can be deliberately arranged tend to be preferred.

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Steve Geddes wrote:

Although I've only skimmed it so far, I'm prepared to go out on a limb and declare that this book is awesome. I loved the fact it was a little looser in structure - not six factions or six Devils or six cults or whatever but rather a whole bunch of devil-related stuff. Can't wait to give it a proper read.

I've really loved what Paizo have done with the evil outsiders. This is yet another stellar contribution to that body of work. Nice one Wes, Jerome and everyone else involved. :)

Yay, glad you like it!

I think the flexibility really helped and we'll definitely keep this in mind for similar products in the future!

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Kain Darkwind wrote:
Ok, I just finished this book, and it's crap.

*Unsheathing noise*

Kain Darkwind wrote:
..that I am going to have to wait, probably forever, for a sequel.

Well played. For a moment there...

But glad folks are digging it over all! I was really pleased with how it turned out and there's a TON for future schemes seeded in here.

If you like what you're seeing, by all means, please register your thoughts in the product reviews section here. That goes a long way in deciding what we do next!

Thanks so much for reading!

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MMCJawa wrote:
I would prefer an Abyss Unleashed over Demons. Demons already have a lot of love, and I honestly would like a book that could give more love to Demodands/Thanotic Titans/Qlippoth, rather than just more demons.

Well, there you go. Be sure to register your request with your favorite developer.

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Generic Villain wrote:
F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
Barbatos is... something else.

That's why I'm most interested in him. Appearance-wise he is sort of Lovecraftian, and his mysteriousness backs that up. His lawful nature and some of his interests... not so much. Definitely the most interesting of the bunch, if only because it's so obvious he doesn't belong. Oh, and his apparent humility is an awesome touch. No grand palace and robes of dripping gold and gems for this guy.

In fact, I just convinced myself to get the volume of Kobold Quarterly (#22) where Wes did a Barbatos writeup.

Excellent! I really enjoyed doing those articles for KQ and am enjoying the chance to do a few more for the APs coming down the road.

Despite appearance, I don't think of Barbatos as being Lovecraftian. He's ancient and mysterious, sure, but the roll and place of the Great Old Ones is distinctly different in the campaign. Also, I think it'd be a little obvious. (Here's a bad guy with a veiled past: SURPRISE! IT'S A CTHULHU.)

No. I've got other schemes for him. Something more... fecund. ;)

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This is the perfect place for these questions. Thank you for posting them where all readers can see them and not in other off-topic threads.

So, let's see here. Again, I'm not around my books so if anything I say here contradicts something in print, by all means, go with the established source.

Flynn Greywalker wrote:
1. Is there a Nosferatu Vampire court that opposes Lord Seirvage's court locally in Caliphas? Or are the more prevalent in Varno, Sinaria and Ardeal?

No. The nosferatu race is a dying vampire offshoot. Their numbers are small and decreasing and most have retired to private sanctums. At best, modern vampires look at them as a sources of ancient wisdom and old magic. At worse, they're seen as dangerous or amusing relics. Regardless, it is up to each individual nosferatu to establish his relevance or obsolescence.

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2. When General Seirvage defected from Tar Baphon at the end of The Shining Crusade, how many Moroi vampire nobles left with him to Caiphas?

Ooof. Um. Not hundreds or thousands. While The Whispering Tyrant's legions might have had thousand of spawn, the number of true vampires was much lower (no vampire really WANTS more vampires around). So, a good number of close allies and relatives, probably no more than a couple dozen.

As a blatant side plug, Pathfinder Tales: Bloodbound deals extensively with Siervage's family and challenges to his rule. So that might be up your alley come December.

Flynn Greywalker wrote:
3. How does Doctor Low's Tong cooperate with the vampires or is there a treaty there?

I doubt there's much interaction at all. Maybe a few vampires disguised as humans or agents of vampires have employed the criminals, but nothing formal.

Flynn Greywalker wrote:
4. How many Moroi nobles are left in Caliphas at the time of the AP?

Oh. Uh. An exceptionally plot-convenient number that's probably fewer than 75.

Flynn Greywalker wrote:
5. Are there Drow or Duergar vampires in Caliphas?

Probably not that are affiliated with Siervage's crew.

Flynn Greywalker wrote:
6. How does Mother Thestia and her branch of the church view Lord Seirvage?

They, like most of Caliphas, are certainly not aware that there's a major population of vampires active (and, to a degree, sanctioned) in Caliphas. They'd be the first group to try and rally opposition and eventual strikes into the Old City beneath Caliphas. The resulting bloodshed would be... significant. Fortunately, there are accords in place, a truce the Royal Accusers in part uphold.

I think there's a novel on this topic coming out in December.

Flynn Greywalker wrote:
Is there an uneasy peace treaty or does she want him eradicated?

The Pharasmins would NOT brook peace with the undead.

Flynn Greywalker wrote:
Is our favorite Iconic Half Orc Inquisitor part of Mother Thestia's Cathedral?

No, she's from Lepidstadt. Her home cathedral is Gravecharge, not Maiden's Choir.

Flynn Greywalker wrote:
7. Is Mother Thestia part of the Esotaric Order?

Probably not. She's got a much older and larger organization at her back.

Hope that helps!

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Flynn Greywalker wrote:

Wesley, thanks for taking time on each of these. I am already forming ideas from the answers. I can do a lot with this Order I think. This is a nice Birthday present since it's my 47th.

Also, I wanted to thank you for being so accessible and thoughtful to take timeout of a busy schedule with RPG work to answer these and not feel put out. It is people like you that keeps all of Pathfinders loyal to the products.

No prob, man! Hope it helps. Happy birthday!

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I'll start this all out with the general answer: Whatever works for you.

There's some more on his group in Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Occult Mysteries, so that might help some if you haven't seen that. I don't have that handy, so if I say anything that contradicts that, by all means, go with what's published.

That said, here's what I'd say off the cusp.

Flynn Greywalker wrote:
1. The Nine who run the organization after Aldus Cantor's disappearance, are Judge Daramid and Count Galdana part of these nine?

Daramid: maybe to probably. Galdana: likely not (too boring for him). Most of the others are likely members of old Ustalavic families(... might be ties to the Archduchy of Melcat in here too... hum...)

Flynn Greywalker wrote:
2. You mention first station titles. Are there examples of the next eight upper stations?

Not that I can think of. If/when we expand on this group down the road, that'd be ripe ground for expansion.

Flynn Greywalker wrote:
3. Are there members that are agents in hiding for Count Neska, Count Senir and Count Lowls IV?

Probably for the Anaphexia, maybe for the others. I suspect a determined interrogator could coax out quite a few Order secrets, regardless of her employer. I think the Whispering Way, Royal Accusers, Old Cults, and Countess Caliphvaso's agents might be among the most likely to have moles in the order.

Flynn Greywalker wrote:
4. Is the Headquarters in Sothis, Caliphas or Lepistadt?

Certainly not Sothis. Probably Caliphas, as much as they have a headquarters (I think Ashes at Dawn probably backs that up). I don't expect the Order's structure is particularly effective, though. I think many have good intentions and want to do the right thing, but their methods are stodgy and steeped in traditions most members only half understand. This makes them a GREAT group for PCs to emerge from the ashes of or to go against for the greater good.

Flynn Greywalker wrote:
5. How does the Pharasmin church throughout Golarion view the Order and its members?

Most probably aren't even aware of it. Those who are likely frown on anything that seems like tomb robbing and desecration (meaning, they're probably considered a backward Northern nuisance in Osirion).

Again, all this is with 0 research, so please excuse any contradictions.

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John Kretzer wrote:
Read thru this yesterday really liked it.

Niiiice, that's great! Thanks for taking a look!

John Kretzer wrote:
Still hoping one day for a Devils Revisited...

OOOH! How about Demons Unleashed?!

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Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:
Okay, you've finally convinced me that Tabris deserved a fair piece of what happened to him. :)

I don't know. I'm kind of on the line. I think dude got a raw deal. I think he did what he had to do in exceptional circumstances. I also think he sure did get the job done. But I know his story isn't over yet. ;)

Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:
(text search for Alichino) Hmm... not all that much on the Jester Prince himself, but plenty on his servants. Tease.

:D

Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:
...The thing I'd really like to know about malebranche is whether or not they're normally physically present on their assigned world, or monitoring it from Hell, or what.

Usually physically present. That's the case for the majority in Golarion's solar system, at least.

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Samy wrote:
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Axial wrote:
It's posts like these thing make me wonder if Paizo has a huge planar hardcover (...) on the drawing board.
We lease our drawing boards from Boeing.
So your drawing boards are full of...planes? I see what you did there.

O_O

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Squeakmaan wrote:
Darn having to wait until Wednesday.

Consider it a convenience period for buying indulgences. :)

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Zhangar wrote:


Further complicating the lower planar hierarchies are the following:

The Dukes of Hell - advanced Pit Fiends with unique powers. Unsure if we have any example ones in print.

The Paragons of Abaddon - advanced olethrodaemons that directly serve the Four Horsemen and have expanded powers based on their patrons.

THe Lords of the Abyss - advanced Balors with unique powers, the most famous of which may be Khorramzadeh, the Storm King.

The Dukes, the Paragons, and the Lords are not demigods, but hold similar positions and power to nascent demon lords, malebranches/nascent infernal duckes, and the Harbingers.

(Khorramzadeh's explicitly killed some nascent demon lords, even.)

If your PCs are still alive YOU ARE JUST NOT TRYING.

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RuyanVe wrote:

I definitely see no writers block for Mr. Schneider--keep 'em coming! *grins*

Ruyan.

PS: Sheesh, if I only could tell my boss posting in (on?) a message board is a key part of my job description *smiles*

Pffh, by the time you're done with Hell's Rebels and Hell's Vengeance, you might think otherwise. I've got A LOT on the way. ;)

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Axial wrote:

It's posts like these thing make me wonder if Paizo has a huge planar hardcover in the works.

EDIT: or at least on the drawing board.

We lease our drawing boards from Boeing.

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Heine Stick wrote:

I read the section on the Book of the Damned earlier today. I now get why the Heavens were freaked out by what Tabris had created.

A fellow GM and I are both ecstatic about the possibilities this brings to the table. Wonderful stuff.

Ha! Glad you like it.

And I promise:

It gets worse. }:)

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Generic Villain wrote:
Still liked the book quite a bit.

Cool! Glad you dig it!

And I hope you guys are excited for more planar nuance like this down the road! No one should feel like we don't love the planes. In fact, there's a few of us at Paizo HQ that love it so much, we refuse to let certain parts go. But trust me... we have plans.

Terrible plans.

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MMCJawa wrote:
I kind of actually wouldn't mind if some of the Daemon Harbingers were CR 25+. Daemons lack the rigid hierarchy of devils, but that doesn't make them entirely a race of backstabbers. And some Harbingers could certainly operate outside of the Horsemen, representing powerful individuals with their own much more limited domains, or Harbingers that just don't play well with others.

I think this is totally viable. The planes are all about different philosophies, ideals, and ways of doing things. It makes sense to me that each group of planar residents would have distinct, but largely equal, methods of rule, social structures, and amounts of power at their disposal.

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Zhangar wrote:

The Archdukes, on the other hand... Furcas could be outright stronger than Barbatos and Dispater, and that's okay because they know they can count on him.

In the lawful society of Hell, there's more to the hierarchy than raw power. Raw power certainly helps - asskicking = authority, after all, and it's a very dangerous multiverse - but it's not the be-all and end-all.

(Among other things, I suspect that the various Archdevils have the power of instant demotion over their subordinates. (Being CR 30 to your boss's CR 26 doesn't help you one damn bit in a rebellion if the boss can strip you of all power at will.) And possibly instant promotion, as well. Any generic pit fiend can turn a pile of lemures directly into another pitfiend as a standard action. How much more can the Archdukes do?)

Z makes a bunch of great points here. Hell doesn't need to rely on brute enforcement in the same way as some other outsider races. Their hierarchy and united goals encourages ambition, but not backbiting and cancerous elements are rooted out with vicious efficiency. Heck, every bone devil is in part an infernal inquisitor, keeping an eye on servants of Hell AND other devils.

Beyond this, many of the archdevils number among some of the oldest beings in the multiverse, creatures who have survived for aeons beyond calculation—Dispater and Baalzebul were two at Asmodeus's side during the war with Heaven, Mephistopheles is literally MADE of Hell, Barbatos is... something else. There are only nine Archdevils and they're largely considered peers. Who's to say they occupy a range as wide as more disparate groups of demigods?

We also haven't opened the door on what Archdevil abilities look like, so there's a lot of potential out there.

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Nate Z wrote:
Wait, I'm confused now. How does the Infernal Hierarchy go now? And can & cannot be stated up?

Here's a general list, from lowest to highest:

Stray souls
Petitioners
Mindless devils (like lemures)
Lesser Devils (like imps and barbazu)
Greater Devils (like gelugons, cornugons, pit fiends)
Malebranche (Typically Generals of Material Planar conquest - Demigod)
Infernal Dukes (Typically Rulers of Infernal Demesnes - Demigod)
Archdevil (Ruler of a Layer of Hell; Adviser to Asmodeus - Demigod)
Asmodeus (Ruler of Hell - Deity)

Largely outside of this infernal hierarchy:
Whore Queens (Ancient sages of Hell, Allies of Asmodeus - Demigod)
Asura Ranas
Other divine residents of Hell
Other allies of Hell

Other:
As of yet undefined nuances serving as perfect ground for an entire book on Hell.

What this has precluded, I'm not sure. Nothing I'm currently aware of.

As for statistics for these characters, many will fall into specific level bands (just as demon lords do), but that hasn't been published for devils yet. Until we have a product that requires it, we'll keep things flexible. For your own games though, feel free to work things however makes sense for you.

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Zhangar wrote:

Wouldn't a malebranche be a nascent infernal duke?

I mean, they're demigods that are working for the right and honor of becoming infernal dukes.

No necessarily. The most worthy and successful malebranches might win the honor of becoming infernal dukes, but not all. First, malebranches are drawn from the ranks of cornugons and are set loose to oversee the conquest of a mortal world. Pit fiends have other concerns and might find their own routes to infernal dukedom. I also wouldn't want to imply that every infernal duke MUST have conquered a planet or that conquering a planet assures one's dukedom. Heck, even in Golarion's solar system we have two malebranche lingering who don't even have planets anymore—but still have designs in that region of the multiverse.

The plans of Hell are complicated, and order—especially Hell's order—rarely suggests simplicity.

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Generic Villain wrote:
MMCJawa wrote:
Lotharct may have never been a really good baseline. He is after all on the run from Hell and thus presumably should have lost a bit of power compared to a duke who is still in favor.
Be that as it may, it still screws up the Archdevil/Infernal Duke, Demon Lord/Nascent Demon Lord, Horseman/Harbinger dichotomy.

I don't know where we ever said Archdevil/Infernal Duke = Demon Lord/Nascent Demon Lord = Horseman/Harbinger.

That has certainly never been my perception. Especially since there are three classes of divine-spell-granting deities in Hell—not to mention Asmodeus.

As for the "nascent" class of demigods in general. I'd posit that every variety of outsider demigod has a nacent variety—suggesting that there are Nascent Eldest, Nascent Ushers, Nascent Empyreal Lords, etc. These would be fantastically powerful beings on the cusp of deityhood. I don't know why that would be unique to demons. I do, however, know that we've explored demonkind in FAR more depth than any other outsider race, so it doesn't surprise me that some of the other outsider races remain somewhat mysterious.

But don't worry. We've got plans for much, much more down the road here and all the secrets are far from on the table.

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Generic Villain wrote:

So I liked the book, but as has been pointed out, Furcas being CR 27 kind of messes things up.

Prior to this book, the only Infernal Duke statted was Lorthact from Inner Sea Bestiary. He was CR 25. Thus, I assumed the following equivalent power structure:

Top Tier (CR 26-30): Demon Lords, Archdevils, Horsemen
Bottom Tier (CR 21-25): Nascent Demon Lords, Infernal Dukes, Daemonic Harbingers.

Now, however, I guess it looks like this?

Top Tier (CR 26-30): Demon Lords, Archdevils and Infernal Dukes, Horsemen
Bottom Tier (CR 21-25): Nascent Demon Lords, Infernal Dukes, Daemonic Harbingers.

The problem is that Infernal Duke now fills both the top and bottom tier for devilkind.

If Infernal Dukes can range from CR 21-CR 30, and thus fill both the top and bottom tier - which now appears to be the case - there's the problem differentiating between them. For example, CR 25 Lotharct has "Infernal Duke traits," and Furcas does as well, but Furcas's are superior to Lotharct's. As befitting a creature that is essentially a demigod. Or to use a metagame example, a mythic-level opponent.

Now I guess there are two tiers of Infernal Dukes? Those between CR 21-25, and those between CR 26-30? It works I suppose, but there really should be some different title to differentiate the two Infernal Duke tiers. In my opinion.

Well throw this in the mix too:

There's a high likelihood of there being nascent infernal dukes too.

All of this will likely be quantified in a book down the road. For now, folks should certainly look for patterns and base their own design on those, understanding that over the past years certain philosophies have fallen in and out of favor. Feel free to to spin things however work for you and we'll give you our take on things down the road.

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I certainly see the logic in looking at Lorthact's stats for ideas for other high-powered devils. I also see the sense in the malebranche/nascent demon lord comparison. If that all works for you, go for it!

And thanks a ton! Really appreciate it!

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Seriously nicely done.

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Elrawien Lantherion wrote:
Will any of the unleashed devils have a blue dress on?

I think the handmaiden devil does. :D

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DeciusNero wrote:
Who's that fellow that looks like Baphomet?

Jonatalier Goatswell.

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Lord Gadigan wrote:
As an aside, I think it's awesome that the various Haunt-alternatives are starting to pour in. I love Haunts (and think their presence adds a fair bit of flavor to the game), so the Manifestations here (and from Wes's KQ articles on Barbatos/Dispater) and the Loci Spirits in Occult Adventures are an addition that pleases me.

Cool! Glad you're digging them!

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Robert Jordan wrote:
Should there be a number indicating the rate at which Furcas regenerates? Unless the lack of one indicates he regenerates to full hp every round!!

Unless Mark hops on and says otherwise, I'd go with regeneration 30 (deific or Mythic)

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MMCJawa wrote:
I wonder, if infernal dukes are CR 25+, are the archdevils like Mammon and co now considered CR +30 in power? i.e. unstattable?

No, the time for that just hasn't come yet.

The infernal dukes are no different from demon lords. The nuance in hierarchy between infernal dukes, archdevils, whore queens, and malebranche doesn't necessarily have to manifest in CR ratings. Some will be strong. Some will be VERY strong.

Getting into the specifics of who's what and when at this point needlessly hinders future possibilities. So for now, feel free to suppose and stat up these characters however best works for your game. :)

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Fergurg wrote:

"That Gen Con is so dedicated to fostering one big welcoming gamer community" as long as you think the right thoughts.

Most of the vocal supporters of Gen Con's statement outright said that they wanted to drive out those who don't support "marriage equality". So you'll have to excuse my cynicism whenever someone wants to compel someone else into performing a business transaction by threat of force (which all laws ultimately are) and calls that "inclusiveness".

"Driving out" anyone seems very much against the intention of the convention and its message.

I can't speak for everyone who supported the convention's call, but Adrian Swartout's own letter to the Gen Con community goes so far as to say that they support and welcome all attendees. Which is fantastic, and something I sincerely hope no one sees as a threat.

However, if you feel differently and would like a wider forum, I'd encourage you to come to this Gen Con's Queer as a Three-Sided Die panel, which is very much open to everyone—members of the LGBTQ community, allies, and all others who'd like to learn more about their fellow gamers.

I think you'll find it an open, well-reasoned crowd that's hard not to love. :)

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Well put, Judy! Be awesome to one another. :)

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Axial wrote:

"Unholy manifestations of powerful devils and deities, allowing the denizens of Hell to exert their will upon the mortal world."

I wonder what that means.

What, are there going to be avatars of Asmodeus and all the archdevils!?

I just talked about this book a bit on my personal site—mostly teasers (if you're into that sort of thing).

We've got a more in-depth preview planned for the blog closer to this product's release.

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Elrawien Lantherion wrote:
This looks wonderful! And I love the cover. Will we ever see Titivilus in Pathfinder?

He's got a line in Inner Sea Gods. It's not much, but it's something.

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Kevin Mack wrote:
Whats the chapter opening art like is it art featuring iconics or more generic openings?

The book largely follows the format of past "Unleashed" book. There is only one illo featuring an iconic (the best iconic) in the whole book.

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Berselius wrote:
Are you not allowed to comment on her official class / stats?

I could, but I'd rather hype this product closer to its release.

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Berselius wrote:
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I answer both of those questions with helpful visual aides (and a bit of a preview) right over here.
Doesn't your "answer" to the Dryad question go against Pathfinder canon when it comes to the Dryad species? I might be wrong but I don't recall ANY MENTION of "male" Dryads in any Pathfinder supplement. From what I'm aware they've pretty much been universally portrayed as female (and personally I don't see anything wrong with that).

I wouldn't worry about that too much. The tiefling write-up says nothing about numerous bloodlines with specific abilities. The Bestiary's description of hags says nothing about changelings. The word "psychopomp" doesn't even appear in the first Pathfinder Campaign Setting hardcover. Our canon will always be an expanding, evolving thing. I hope no one expects us to say all that's to be said about anything in the first word, paragraph, article, or book about at topic.

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Berselius wrote:
Whoa! Is that a Dryad or a Nymph fighting beside Lini?
FiddlersGreen wrote:

The book is titled 'Harsk' but on the cover I see Lini, Droogami and a topless red-head chick.

Not sure what to think of that. XD

I answer both of those questions with helpful visual aides (and a bit of a preview) right over here.

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Kevin Mack wrote:

Good story in this one. Really hope to see Lini in the comics again soon.

(Oh one thing I noticed there diddent seem to be any encounter or bonus material with this one has that all been removed or are just unique to the version I got ((Digital from comixcology))

Glad you dug it!

There is an adventure encounter in this—a redcap romp called "Root Root." (Along with an article on more dangers around Sandpoint.) I can't speak to what Comixology might omit, though.

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Berselius wrote:
So, wait, is Larsa a Kinslayer? Or are we getting yet ANOTHER Rogue-type character?

I never thought of Larsa as either a rogue or as having an archetype.

I'd watch for more details and thoughts on how folks might stat her up closer to the novel's release.

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Kevin Mack wrote:
Maybe ive missed something but is a male succubus not an incubus by default?

If you think gender is tricky for the living, just wait until you reach the planes.

(And if you like this guy, keep an eye out for the male dryad character in Pathfinder Origins #5!)

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The girtablilu are so hardcore in this, you would not believe.

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Qstor wrote:
I was hoping for more fey too.

REJOICE! You will get more of the thing you like! :D

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