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Qadira

Dark Sun
Maztica "or any North/South American equivalent. Maybe less of a focus on colonialism. Also including some Caribbean folklore. I have a New World setting I could share ideas from" as Onraude said.
I like Dragonlance and wouldn't mind seeing it done.
Al-Qadim would be cool also.

Things I would like but seem far too easy to cobble together on my own:
Birthright, Greyhawk, and Forgotten Realms. Just get a map and the old Campaign Settings info and you are good, not a lot of inaccessible stuff in them.

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Oh, you like my Dwarven Leather armor?
**Dwarves don't be workin' leather...armor that dwarves make be metal!
Oh, no....I see your mistake. You thought I meant armor made by dwarves, not armor made of dwarves.....
**Gulp**

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Point buy or rolled stats. Starting equipment worth. Which books are usable? Do you want a melee guy or caster....stealthy or divine magic....
traits?
You can't just ask for characters, you need to set parameters and limitations for the build.

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You have a boyfriend who lashes out at you yelling when you question a ruling that has just been brought up, didn't enjoy the game as a player, is power-tripping as a DM and refuses to even discuss his rulings in a co-op game.

Lose him as a DM. Lose him as a player. Lose him as a boyfriend. You seem to make excuses for him yelling, disrespectfulness and rudeness towards you and that isn't giving you equal footing in this relationship. 10 years from now you will be saying when someone asks how you broke your arm "I shouldn't have made him mad, it's my fault for pushing his buttons".

Run. Don't look back. A creative gamer chick is a good thing to find and all women should be treated with respect in all situations.

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thejeff wrote:

I don't have any reason to think Darryl Wilson hated black people. I don't think he was going out looking for an excuse to kill blacks. I do think he lived and worked in an environment where he was primed to see particularly young black men as criminals or potential criminals and especially as dangerous and violent. That prejudice made him far more likely to escalate the situation to deadly force rather than try to deescalate it. From what I've read about it, that attitude is common in Ferguson (and in many other poor urban minority neighborhoods).

It's possible I'm wrong about Wilson. Or any other individual cop in Ferguson, but there's definitely a pattern there. And it's a common pattern in similar places in this country. Except in places where there's been a concentrated effort to root it out. As I said before, they don't have the trust of the black part of their community and that is absolutely a failure of the police force.

I don't know if that makes him Evil Racist Cop, or all the cops in Ferguson Evil Racist Cops, but I do know that it means they shouldn't be patrolling a majority black community. I know they shouldn't be trusted with the power of life or death over that community.

And I believe that to a degree. I also believe that a community that is raising it's children with no respect for authority, a general hate and mistrust for white people, and little respect for the people around them could also be an issue here.

We have no evidence that either is happening or happened in this instance but the people defending the protesting and such with no evidence of racism or inappropriate response are yelling "white devil"....

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Yup, this is has become a "all cops are racist pigs" thread crying about how being black is being a victim. The blacks I know are far different from this breed of cop-hating, poor because whitey-makes me so that is taking everything said to the contrary as a racist white point of view. They are fun, cool people who have ordinary interactions within society. We joke at PTA meetings, laugh at movies, roll dice and share stories of our kids....they also don't hate white cops, or white people in general.
Being racist is a funny thing....even black people can be one.

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You all do know that Evil Racist Cop isn't the majority of cops, right? And Evil, Racist DA? And Evil, Racist Jury and Judge?
I get it that there are some. But you do get that it isn't most of them, right?
Or are we to the point that all cops are Evil Racist Cop? Because that's what is being implied.

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GreyWolfLord wrote:
ON the topic of guns, OTHER nations have control over the crime in their nations but do not have their police regularly carry firearms. If they are able to protect themselves and control crime without firearms...which is that such a hard thing in the US?

Second Amendment. Other nations control their guns and while that isn't 100% effective at keeping them out of the public's hands it cuts down the number of illegal guns down by a huge degree. The US has millions of guns in private citizens hands. Criminals can get them easily here, whether they are stolen by some other criminal, obtained legally by a person who hasn't gotten a Felony charge but either wants to make money selling them to others illegally or start doing worse crimes himself....there are tons of ways that criminals get them.

Disarming cops would make it open-season on the police in the US. I wouldn't be surprised if it happened and within days there were entire cities that no longer had a police force due to officers getting slaughtered in the streets and the rest quitting in fear for their lives.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
pres man wrote:


Dead cop doesn't protect anyone.

Protect people from WHAT? Stolen cigars? The man is dead. That is the exact opposite of protection.

If the dude attacked an officer he was a danger. If he then tried to re-attack the officer why does he need protection? I would feel good knowing that a dude who robbed a store and attempted to overpower a cop in my neighborhood was no longer around. That would be me feeling protected by the police. If he really did those things is still yet to be determined but that isn't determined by a riot or discussions on how much damage an unarmed man can do. Hopefully it is determined by a fair court.

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meatrace wrote:
Fake Healer wrote:
The idea that a 6'4" 290 lb dude would "take a while" to beat someone to death is ridiculous.
As a 6'5" 290 lb dude who hits like a pussycat I can tell you it's not ridiculous.

Yeah, sorry Exception to the Rule. I should have said "most" instead of making a general statement that is only mostly true.

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Durngrun Stonebreaker wrote:
Fake Healer wrote:
meatrace wrote:
Durngrun Stonebreaker wrote:


It's not a real problem until it affects you personally.
I'm pretty sure that's written in the Republican party charter somewhere.

Democrat, Republican, Tea Party, etc.....just different corporate shills. Voting is just pick-you-own-flavor of evil. That is a revolt for another time.

That is certainly what some people want you to think.

Or maybe THAT'S what people want you to think.....see I can do that too.

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meatrace wrote:

Quoted:

That sounds like the lyrics to a Disney song!

Or any of Rage Against the Machine's stuff.....suddenly I want RAtM to do a disney song!

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thejeff wrote:


Now it wouldn't be a bad idea to have a higher standard for "attacked" than "Cop says so and the attacker is dead so there's no contradiction. Who cares what the other witnesses say."

Vest cameras and vehicle cameras and a baseline assumption that if they're off they're off because the officer wants to lie.

As I said, there are witnesses backing up both versions of the story.

That police department recently got in vest cameras and vehicle cameras and supposedly haven't had them installed yet but it was happening soon. Supposedly. I don't know how true that is or if the department is trying to shine us with "yeah we got them (a year ago!), just haven't gotten them installed yet (and don't plan to!) it's on our to-do list".
I watched a tape of cellphone video from just after the shooting where the area was just taped off and people were walking around just saying whatever they felt like may be the story, from the cop shot him while he was laying on the ground and gave-up to he was running away when the cop shot him, to the cop just rolled up and shot him in the back. And everyone of the people saying this stuff near the cellphone holder swore that he saw it or his buddy saw it and told him that.

Real eyewitnesses? I know there are some but we don't know who is one right now.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:
I also knew an individual who picked up a police officer and bodyslammed him on the hood of his vehicle. After 1/2 hour of practicing with him I learned more about actual fighting than from 5 years of karate.
And the cop was dead after that incident?

Have you not heard of the Knock-out game? Walk up punch a dude and knock him out. A handful of people have died from that recently. The idea that a 6'4" 290 lb dude would "take a while" to beat someone to death is ridiculous. Supposedly this incident was the officer getting ready to exit his vehicle to talk to the dude when the dude shoved him back into his seat and punched him repeatedly through his window. Officer was supposedly knocked silly and dude went walking away. Officer regained his senses and supposedly exited the vehicle with gun drawn and yelled for the dude to freeze. Dude supposedly raised his hands and turned around saying "Whatcha gonna do? Shoot me?" then charged at the officer thinking to surprise and overwhelm him. Officer fires upon the dude.

IF that is what happened then there is justification for the cop's actions. Witnesses back up this version.
But witnesses back up the other version(s) also....

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meatrace wrote:
Durngrun Stonebreaker wrote:


It's not a real problem until it affects you personally.
I'm pretty sure that's written in the Republican party charter somewhere.

Democrat, Republican, Tea Party, etc.....just different corporate shills. Voting is just pick-you-own-flavor of evil. That is a revolt for another time.

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Paul Watson wrote:
So, FH, when is the right time to use a taser? Apparently it's not when being attacked by unarmed peple if they're too big. It's obviously not for confronting armed people. So when should a taser be used, in your expert opinion? What body mass index is it acceptable to use it on and how should the police evaluate this at the time?

A taser is an undependable item for use in law-enforcement, not only from the POV that they are not as effective as people think but also in that they can cause fatalities which lead to "he shocked the poor unarmed boy to death!" riots. They shouldn't be used by law enforcement IMO and in the opinions of a good number of law-enforcement agents.

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thejeff wrote:
Fake Healer wrote:

The thing that casts doubt in my mind about him kneeling with hands in the air is that he had 4 bullet hits to his arms.....that's either really bad aim or he had his arms down shielding himself...which means he wasn't shot while his hands were in the air as "witnesses" claim. There was also no mention of gunpowder residue on him except that the clothing hadn't been examined....if you shoot someone in the top of the head you would have to be really close to them, which would leave residue on his head.

I believe the Rhino scenario much more than the totally supplicating and passive surrender and execution. Too much points to one over the other to me.

Amateur analysis of a forensics report based mostly on the single picture is a pretty foolish pasttime.

That said, the arm wounds are to the inside of the right arm. If he was charging, his arms would have had to be spread wide for that to be a target, meaning they'd also be far away from either center of mass or the head.

OTOH, if his arms were up over his head, the inside of the arm is naturally out and those wounds make a closer grouping with the head shots. On the gripping hand, he's likely to have been in motion for some of them, either while putting his hands up or while charging so it's not a static grouping.

But really, this is idle speculation. Among other things, there's a lot in the forensics report - especially the original one - that we don't know. We know location of the wounds, but we don't know the angle of entry which would probably clear most of this up.

Yeah, thanks for making me have a pretty foolish pasttime while you do the same exact thing and are somehow not foolish but just idly speculating. You are speculating but anyone else that disagrees with your speculation is a fool? Nice.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:


Even then, there's an unarmed person charging you so you SHOOT them? You have a bullet proof vest, a night stick, a tazer, and backup coming. Wrestle the guy for a few minutes or zap him where the sun doesn't shine. Or you know, run him around the block a few times.

A huge unarmed man....why does the officer need to put his life in jeopardy? I have seen tazer demos done using a police tazer where the dude shocked resisted it, especially the ones that shoot out the wires with prongs at the perpetrator. Why doesn't a cop have a right to protect himself so he can go home at night? Shoot, cops would die at alarming rates only armed with non-lethal means.

I wouldn't want to make the choice between gun and night stick with someone as big as that dude and find out that night stick wasn't enough....as I am choked to death, pummeled with my own nightstick, or have my neck snapped by someone who outweighs me, outmuscles me and has a violent end in mind for me.
I wouldn't want my family to find out that I made that wrong decision either.

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There are a few roguelikes for android that I find amusing and a bit of a throwback to 8-bit stuff:
Gurk is the one I favor, but Pixel Dungeon is good too. Dungeon Madness is also a bit of fun.
And another android app I am enjoying is Adventure Town, which is not roguelike but more of a town building, task performing game which is very simplistic in it's approach and such....If something like that was added to the old SSI Stronghold (the D&D one) and made into a big game I would be all over it.
I can't say enough how much I loved SSI's D&D Stronghold game. Hours upon hours and I still play it today occasionally when nostalgia strikes.

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The thing that casts doubt in my mind about him kneeling with hands in the air is that he had 4 bullet hits to his arms.....that's either really bad aim or he had his arms down shielding himself...which means he wasn't shot while his hands were in the air as "witnesses" claim. There was also no mention of gunpowder residue on him except that the clothing hadn't been examined....if you shoot someone in the top of the head you would have to be really close to them, which would leave residue on his head.
I believe the Rhino scenario much more than the totally supplicating and passive surrender and execution. Too much points to one over the other to me.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:

Dude, if hoodlums want to adopt a fashion style that makes it impossible to run from the police without one hand on their belt, why are you against it?

I don't like my children asking why that man has his entire butt sticking out showing off his underwear and not getting in trouble.

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There is a difference between civil disobedience and a legal protest, yet you guys refuse to see that there is a difference. The police are responding to people who are violating the law, not peaceful protesters. Once the protest becomes disorderly, and starts turning into a mob-mentality the police have tried to peacefully stop it by trying to get the crowds to disperse....this is met with the crowd getting even more rowdy and then the police take the next step, followed by the crowd, etc.... These aren't peaceful, innocent protesters being gassed they are a group of people that has become too disorderly and angry and are progressing into violence being told to disperse and go home by police trying to protect the general public and then the protesters continue upping the response. Grab some signs and march in front of the courthouse. Don't lob bottles and other nonsense at officers trying to keep a mob from becoming violent.
But I get it....it's cooler to say the Pigs are wrong no matter what and that the "activists" are the good guys standing up for a just cause. In this case I don't see that. I see a bunch of opportunists trying to goad a race war on.
A 4 time felon charged a cop and got shot down.
A 4 time felon ran from a cop and was murdered for no reason because the officer never even knew about the robbery in the area.

Which one is more believable. One has a couple friends of the 4 time felon saying "he didn't do anything" and the other has a couple people who don't know the officer or the 4 time felon who say they saw him come at the cop.
Hmmmmm....
Yup, clear case of the police being Black-killing Pigs.

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It shouldn't involve destroying other private citizen's property or businesses. If you are demonstrating against the police/government then why are you stealing TVs from Old Man Harry's store?
Also standing up for your principles and beliefs doesn't give you a free pass to say "I was standing up for XXX when I punched the cop". You want to do criminal acts then you accept that you may be arrested and/or treated like a criminal. I don't agree with what is being protested due to the stories and "facts" that I have seen so to me they are just criminals being a menace to the law-abiding people of the neighborhood. The law-abiding people need to be safe and the police are trying to control lawlessness so the law-abiding people can feel safe and continue to be targeted with random traffic ticket taxations.

I understand revolt and revolution but there is no cause here in my eyes for it and this is all an excuse to loot and pillage under the guise of racial hatred and tensions.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
Fake Healer wrote:

Sorry, you can't break the law as a way of protesting the police. You follow the legal rules in place to protest or you risk being treated as...GASP...a criminal.

You aren't breaking the law when you assemble. The cops are breaking the law when they stop you from assembling.

You are when you do it in certain areas that impede roadways and such...

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It is only getting attention because the journalists found a small story where the 2 players in the story were one living white guy and one dead black guy. Each journalist embellished it to appeal to whatever political/racial/moral side they are on and unleashed it to the ignorant masses who ate it up, got riled up and now spew it out in all it's violent, vomitous glory. If skewed journalistic overreaction hadn't occurred, anger levels wouldn't have elevated to this point....but then the journalists wouldn't have the extra news to cover and feed us.

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Triphoppenskip wrote:
Fake Healer wrote:
Triphoppenskip wrote:
Lissa Guillet wrote:
Heh. It's kind of funny to me. Baldur's Gate really brought back the nostalgia of the Gold Box games which were the original D&D CRPGs.
Glad to see I'm not the only old fart with fond memories of the Gold Box games. BTW in case you haven't heard the team behind those games has gotten back together and will be announcing some new games soon. So between that and this news about Pathfinder/Obsidian I'm one happy camper.
Do you have a link, my google-fu is lacking and I can't find anything on it....
I PMed them to you.

cool, thanks.

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Sorry, you can't break the law as a way of protesting the police. You follow the legal rules in place to protest or you risk being treated as...GASP...a criminal.

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So I guess that protesting happens after dark always...cause that's the only time I have seen video of gas and smoke and all the other stuff going on....
You protest with signs at some town hall during daylight, possibly with candlelight vigils and such at night, not marching through the streets impeding traffic in the dark. If you are blocking traffic and such and asked to move by police and refuse and start hurling bottles and such at them you are not innocently protesting.

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thejeff wrote:

And really that can only be the cops. They're the only ones with any kind of organizational structure. Saying that the protesters have to stop the violence when the vast majority of the protesters are peaceful and don't have any kind of authority or control over looters, some of whom are apparently coming from outside the immediate area to take advantage of the situation just doesn't make any sense. They can't.

They could stop protesting, but I don't think they have any responsibility to do that.

Yeah, we should definitely just ramp down the police so the lawless people eventually get tired of looting and vandalizing the area and go away....I would hate to be a person living in the area as the criminal element sees the police backing down and decides to start targeting houses and whites. If the Police back down you may as give the city to the criminals and the person making that decision will have every drop of innocent blood on his conscience. Innocent blood is harder to clean off than the blood of a criminal.

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Triphoppenskip wrote:
Vexous wrote:

Turn based like Temple would be preferred but I could go BG2 real time with pause if need be.

The big thing though is a party to adventure with. I want NPC's to join me. NPCs that interact with each other as well as me. Bring them to life, give me a reason to put them on the frontline and worry about them.

Lastly, something as open as BG1 would be nice, as long as it doesn't detract from a well done storyline.

I agree with you 100% on you first and third points. The second point you make is a debate I'm still having with myself. Like you I love NPC's with personalities and I love having interactions with them and would love if they even had a reputation type system in place like in NWN 2 where your actions influence the way some of your party views you. But I also love the ability to build my own party from scratch and experiment with my own builds and the different playstyles each one presents. If they could do a system like BG 1 and 2 had where you could play with either the computer generated NPCs or create your own party(admittedly at the cost of some of the storyline) that would be perfect for me.

I would like to have a base party that I create of between 3 and 4 characters and then have 2 or 3 party spots left for npcs to join. Also I think that I want full control over the NPC's inventory and leveling but that they should have in-story reasons for leaving the party at some point to continue on their own story, to be soon replaced by another NPC that either is met soon, was met in the past, or maybe a hireling/mercenary, or something like that. I don't want only one PC that I create. I also don't only want to only be able to have one NPC in the party.

I could see the NPC needing to breakoff from the party at some point due to needing to report recent events to his Church/Guild/Company/Commander/King, or to find something that the party could use at a later date to help prevent event X from happening (possibly rejoining the party to accomplish that) or dangerous events uncovered could directly effect the NPC's family/village/pet space hamster and he needs to go protect them while the party continues the quest....

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Freehold DM wrote:
I'd like to see the hard evidence of gunfire at police along with the hard evidence of two dozen police cars being burned/destroyed along with the hard evidence of molotov cocktails. No statements to press or pictures, I'm talking a live feed. The Ferguson pd has lost all credibility with me, they are relying too heavily on their word as police officers and not providing anything else. I trust them about as much as I trust a politician.

This. We get better footage from Iraq and Isreal than we are getting from Ferguson.

Incidentally I believe the cop was justified in the shooting but that the response from both sides is unacceptable. Looting and rioting isn't how you protest. Throwing things at the police isn't how you protest. Police taking a hardline and helping escalate the tension isn't how you handle a protest either but when violence escalates on one side and the other's reaction is to up the ante you are only going to keep increasing the level of escalation. Someone needs to step back and reign in the violence.
Jesse and Al are gonna be here to help get everyone rational soon....

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Triphoppenskip wrote:
Lissa Guillet wrote:
Heh. It's kind of funny to me. Baldur's Gate really brought back the nostalgia of the Gold Box games which were the original D&D CRPGs.
Glad to see I'm not the only old fart with fond memories of the Gold Box games. BTW in case you haven't heard the team behind those games has gotten back together and will be announcing some new games soon. So between that and this news about Pathfinder/Obsidian I'm one happy camper.

Do you have a link, my google-fu is lacking and I can't find anything on it....

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Just thought I would toss this here:
List of Dungeons and Dragons video games.

Going through the list reminded me of some games I really liked, like Dungeon Hack which was basically a randomly generated dungeon crawl in the Eye of the Beholder III style of play. It was different every time but the lack of a good story left it as nothing more than a mindless crawl. I would love to see randomly generated dungeons with set goals and targets within them to help with replay value on the game.

I remember playing Menzoberranzan but I really don't have any impressions from the game left on me....anyone have any thoughts on that game? I wish I could remember it besides just knowing that I played it....

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Nikosandros wrote:
Exocrat wrote:
They could make a Pathfinder branded version of Candy Crush for all I care. It's the start of a relationship between two amazing game companies, the possibilities are endless.
Goblin Crush Saga.

Funny! I like the pairing also...I hope it ends up in a glut of games based on Pathfinder, like SSI did with D&D in the 80s. There were a bunch of games of different types, I just hope for better quality than some of SSI's offerings...

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I would like to see turn-based combat also, like Temple of Elemental Evil, but I envision a twist: after combat having the option to see a clip of combat in a real-time format using the choices you made during the turn-based combat....sort of a cinematic view of the combat afterwards.
I would love for any RPG to have also some randomly generated dungeons, it doesn't have to be all of them but a fair amount would be cool. I love a game where a walk-through book can only tell you generals and not specifics like where exactly each treasure is and how each monster is situated. This would make re-play value go through the roof.
Perhaps a way to customize magic spells...maybe they key off of your choice of God, alignment, element, or a certain creature. For example you could choose vermin/avian/plant/predator/Saranae/evil domain/ etc...and the spells cast that have a visual component to them would have different animations. A wizard that chooses vermin flavor would cast magic missile and bats would fly out from his hand to hit his foes....it would really add to the castings but I realize that this would require a ton of extra work.

Another option I wouldn't mind is something like the Elder Scrolls series of games. I enjoy the open gameplay and first person perspective for that series and would love to see Golorian from that viewpoint....

For other game ideas I am just going to list some games that I loved from the past:
Stronghold (the D&D version from SSI) was awesome for it's time and if that idea was updated and expanded upon I think you could have a truly unique and fantastic game franchise going.
Eye of the Beholder (3 was the best to me) a first person dungeon exploration with a fully controllable party...pure awesome. And along the same thoughtwave....
Might and Magic:World of Xeen was once more a first person style of game with a fully controllable and upgradable party.
Another thought is to take a look at a newer game that I am loving: Card Hunter. I really enjoy it and think this type of game could use some love.

I will post more as the ideas come but those are my major thoughts.

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So if you threw the smoke bomb on the surprise round, then everyone is in initiative, did your rogue get to go first after the surprise round? Because if the group you were ambushing had a lower initiative than you then you would have gotten to attack them while they are flat-footed still...if the smoke bomb isn't a problem with getting off a sneak attack.
Until they go on their initiative then they are flat-footed.

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dot...will add more on the morrow.

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Gambit wrote:
Hardwool wrote:

Aha...ahahahaha...AHHAHAHHAAAAHHAHAHA!

Seriously? They're going to hire the most overrated developer in the entire gaming industry?

If this is true--and I'll just assume it is not--my remaining hopes for any viable digital adaption of the pathfinder IP lies dead and buried.

And I'm not trying to troll here, I've played lots of Obsidian games (KotOR II, Fallout:NV, NWN2, Alpha Protocol,...) and I really wanted to like them, but Obsidian could game-design their way out of a wet cardboard box.

All their sequels are horrible compared to the original, and their own games are even worse. Shallow characters, boring and aimless story, unfinished plot-lines and as topping, a cr*pload of bugs. I don't even know how they manage to survive in the industry, if not for their brain-dead (sorry for stepping on toes) fanbase.

And worse, they always blame others for their incompetence. "Not enough time..." and "The publisher made us..." is all you ever get to hear from them. They ruined several of my favorite games, and if they'll get their grubby hands on pathfinder...it's good night.

Obviously you didn't play Mask of the Betrayer.

And its not out yet, so we dont know for sure, but Pillars of Eternity looks like it is going to be amazing.

Bah, haters are gonna hate. He listed games he thought were crap, but meanwhile their predecessors (KOTOR, NWN, Fallout, etc) are some of the best games in their genre and have sold a butt-ton of copies. The exposure that Pathfinder would potentially gain from such a game is something to look forward to also. Having a very well-known name in gaming make a video game from your IP is going to be a great thing....even if haters keep hating.

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I don't see simplicity in combat/gameplay mechanics and simplicity of class/race/backgrounds as being an either or thing...pathfinder2 and 5e could both be a very simple game mechanics and play-wise but still have a broad range of options for people playing in the character design realm. It doesn't need to be one or the other: simple game or complex game.
Simple game/complex character design is what I am looking for.
5E has the path setup to where I can see a huge amount of variety in character creation with class/race/background variations. It may be a bit lacking now but so was D&D3.5 with only the PHB. You gained variety with the DMG and other supplements but the PHB was very limited in scope.
Pathfinder's Core Rulebook is different in that you have a combined PHB/DMG+ in there. I would guess that when the 5e DMG is added to the PHB the options are going to start seeing more depth....and so on with each supplement, just like Pathfinder adds depth with APG, ACG, ARG, and the ultimate line.
I see a ton of potential variety in 5E and love the streamlined system. Now I just gotta hope they don't drop the ball or lose focus on the game.

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Gorbacz wrote:

Possibilities:

1 - Obsidian takes over the Pathfinder MMO. Highly unlikely.
2 - Obsidian switches their upcoming Pillars of Eternity to Golarion. All kinds of awesome, but also unlikely.
3 - Obsidian kickstarts a new cRPG based on Pathfinder. Most likely scenario.

I wouldn't be surprised if they did take over the MMO...The current company has taken a long time getting it out. IF that is what is happening then I will be disappointed because I really have 0 interest in a Pathfinder MMO....so I am hoping for 2 or 3.

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I don't feel that comparing a single player's handbook to Pathfinder in general is a fair comparison. The Player Handbook 5e, no DMG, MM, or various splat books...compared to Pathfinder. Of course Pathfinder has a ton more options, that's what all the additional books did. I personally like the background/race variations and can see gigantic future options to be released.
Another thing is that I do agree that the mechanics seem simpler, and this is something that I see as a positive thing. I am currently tired of high level combat in Pathfinder and would rather never do it again. It shouldn't take an hour to get through an encounter that lasts 5 round IMO, and even if you take pains to streamline combat it still takes about that long. I want a simpler game system and I think that 5e may provide that depending on how they move forward with splat books.

I look forward to the changes and don't curse 5e for not being Pathfinder....I want something different. If Pathfinder makes a version 2 then I will be looking at it to also be different.

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ENWorld also posted something saying Adam Daigle originally posted that same image on Facebook but quickly took it down....curiouser and curiouser...

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Marcus Robert Hosler wrote:
Scythia wrote:
Fake Healer wrote:
1 adventure path lasts around 1.5- 2 years.

What?

What are you doing that they take that long? You could film and edit a movie adaptation in less time than that.

I have the RotRL anniversary book, having read over it a couple times, I'd be amazed if it lasted two months.

Umm. Play once a week?

Yup RotRL took just over 2 years, once a week, 4 hours a session....

Savage Tide was almost 2 years at the same pace, and Second Darkness was right around 2 years.

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See this is odd to me...I would enjoy the simplified game as long as the Players were fairly decent roleplayers....
one of my most fun to play characters was a dwarf rogue/fighter that insisted on shaving his face bald, was slightly psychopathic, angered easily, and was based on Joe Pesci's character from Casino....
He was so much fun that I never missed the oddball class/race combos.
Now I have been testing out the new D&D 5th edition with my kids and I am loving how simple and easy the game is without 10 splatbooks. I am sure it will get there eventually but I am enjoying the simplicity as a breath of fresh air after scouring everything Pathfinder to make character.
I may grow tired of only 4 races and classes but really how many campaigns do people play in that they need to have 25 races and 50 classes to make their concept fit? I keep hearing how people get bored of the same old stuff but playing in a group, 1 adventure path lasts around 1.5- 2 years....Pathfinder has been around for roughly 8 years?...
So even if you died 2-3 times and made new characters in each path/campaign you still have only made and played for any time around 12-15 PCs. That doesn't even cover all the Core combos but people scream about being bored...I think it boils down to mechanics being the reason people pick classes and races over concept more often when more options are offered.

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There is a thread here on Paizo where amateur (awesome) artists would draw people's requests just to brush up on their art....It has been resurrected a few times and posting a query would probably get some of the old people back in and draw in some new. Can't hurt to try anyway...
Linky to old "Draw my PC" thread!

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Thac20 wrote:
Ask your team-mates to shoot at you instead of the giant. When they miss your AC 30 the giant takes the damage. :-)

By the GM's rules that should work but the GM probably wouldn't allow it....

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Pathfinder and D&D.....like OD&D but without the need for Rogues and Clerics. What a shame that the game is catering to the DPR number crunchers and eliminating some of the most interesting classes. Every should either be a Meatshield or an Arcane Caster anymore and that is sad. I really hope the games get a real overhaul with the next reboot.

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There are people on the boards that will tell you how healing in combat is bad, a wasted action, and scales horribly with the damage being dished out at the levels in question....I am not one of them. I have seen healing in combat be the difference in keeping a Barbarian doing his excellent melee damage. I have seen healing in combat be the difference where I could see that if one guy fell the rest of the party would topple soon after.
The trick is not wasting too many resources and getting shoe-horned into a totally heal-bot role.

Incidentally I have also seen the effectiveness of a blaster caster even though they are supposed to be totally horrible and a drain on the party according to the messageboards. The messageboards are full of people who theorycraft and DPR themselves into stupidly restrictive roles in the name of some supposed "effectiveness equation".
Don't listen to them and do what you think is best in your game.

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So an ettin dragon. Give him an extra head and extra bite attack and a mechanic to sever one head or disable one head and you are done. Ettins don't have special mechanics besides the extra head so why should the dragon....

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Rynjin wrote:

I've basically been ignoring this thread but I'm getting somewhat legitimately pissed off that this f#*@er thinks people with mental retardation don't know how DOORS AND BELTS WORK.

John-Andre, I'm going to ask you to kindly please stop posting.

I agree and no where do the rules state that mental retardation is X ability score. We don't say that strength 4 is Muscular Sclerosis or dex 4 is Parkinsons or Con 4 is AIDS....

Int 4 is not mental retardation unless you decide as the player that you want to associate it with ADHD, Autism, or any number of disorders but it still wouldn't suddenly mean that you can't dress yourself without a skill check.

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