You could offset the feat tax by getting (or crafting for 1 feat tax)some metamagic rods to do some of the heavy lifting, freeing up some feats for more metamagic or for something else....
That works out at 83,200 XP (if I added it up correctly), which is somewhere in the CR 16 range. That would be an Epic fight for a party of 13th level characters.
We are a high-powered 10th level group(probably equal to 12th level). I actually thought it was higher EL. The CR 14 is a Nashfelshee demon, tossing around feeblemind at will.
Does that work on Magus spells too or just on his wizzo spells?
Received this on Tuesday from Reaper:
As things arrive over the next few weeks we will be able to resume shipping orders, but we are thinking that the bulk of your orders will be waiting for that last shipment to arrive.
We appreciate your patience and support throughout this process!
Just putting it out there, and I am still very happy with this whole deal. I didn't expect it to be here at a certain time, I knew the timeframe was an estimate.
This one was one I hated....sitting on the couch with my wife(who doesn't play), she looked at me and laughed like my hobby is a nerd-joke. She is fine with me playing but finds it funny when my hobby is made-fun of. I am 42 with a small herd of kids, worked construction, played football in high-school, have 11 years of martial arts training but because of a past-time that I love to engage in I get made fun of by a whole slew of people who think that "D&D people don't include girls".I know it's just a "light ribbing" but this is where all the BS of the world stems from. It's OK to make fun of people who are different and to basically treat them as sub-normal. When can we bully them? Ostracize them? Make them feel less human with our scorn? Where is the line that is crossed that makes it into a real issue of dehumanization? Who decides how much "just joking" a person should take and when they should just have a thick skin for the teasing?
The world is on an anti-bullying kick and yet there is so much on TV that it is disgusting any more.
I love watching BBT because of the cool character traits that the cast displays through their characters. I just roll my eyes at the inept attempts to make them non-humans by picking on their fun-time activities.
Sounds like you want to play a game where the Core Rulebook is the only allowable source fore players.This would eliminate more than 75% of feats, more than 65% of available equipment, more than 60% of spells, and more than 50% of classes, not to mention no archetypes. (Note, percentage reductions are a shot in the dark.)
Don't worry, 83.6% of all statistics seen on the internet are made-up anyway....
Even with just the Core Rulebook the game start to really slow down in combat after 10th level or so. Everytime my group hits level 12+ our 4 hour sessions are consumed with mostly one big fight or 2-3 smaller fights. There are ways to streamline combat to speed this up but it just gets slower with every level.
I absolutely second this, especially as The New Argonauts was created by Sean K Reynolds of Pathfinder fame and is excellent in it's own right.
Linked for ease of perusal. 64 pages. Free. I printed it on good paper and had it bound at Staples. It is a wonderful resource on Greek adventuring.
Weapon Focus definitely applies as does Point Blank Shot. I am unsure about Weapon Specialization as the text in it uses the exact same qualifiers as Weapon Focus but omits the bracketed "or ray, if you are a spellcaster".
Yup, the sword would use your reflex save if it is better than it's own. Also broken items can be repaired much more easily than destroyed. You just need to find a caster that can cast Make Whole or someone with a decent craft skill.
Gather as many people as possible who can show up wearing zombie outfits and makeup. As the local hangout/burger joint/bar to have a zombie evening where people get something free if in Zombie gear. Have contests for best Zombie Protester with small, fun prizes.
So a dude and his wife decided to make accessories for Lego people to make them look like Sci-fi warriors, Post-apocalyptic, WW2, gangsters, Medieval, Fantasy, Ancient, etc. and sell them. They also made a game up that seems to be a gladiatorial arena called Chains to Champs for 2-6 players and has cards and dice to play. I thought maybe some brickheads here may want to take a look at the site or people could go all nostalgic...
Quote from Reaper email that was sent to all kickstarter pledges:
and on the Canada issue:
From this I get that Canada is probably going to be later than others, eh? Soon sounds like further away than any day now to me.
Creighton Broadhurst wrote:
dotted. and excited.
It isn't just the firing pin. In another article about this gun it mentioned metal used for several parts including the firing pin. I would assume that part of the barrel and where the actual firing happens in the gun is metal to be able to withstand the pressure of the bullet being triggered. This is really not very different from the old glocks that were made of mostly plastic, except that instead of buying it from a shop (or off the street) for a grand you would print it out of your 10,000k printer and still need a few extra metal parts to install in it to make it fire.I would like to see a way to make them traceable though. I would feel more confident that thugs wouldn't have a local disposable gun seller on the block if they could be traced back to the printer.
Not to mention that they still have to have certain metal parts which are within the guidelines currently in effect for minimum amount of metal in a gun for detection purposes.
pres man wrote:
New update posted. Reaper currently waiting on shipment of next wave of stuff from China.
to add a bit of detail"You know we've been partnering with a company in China to manufacture your Bones figures. They sent us the first of several staggered shipments for fulfillment: five shipping containers with the Vampire boxed sets. We've received and processed those containers, even renting more storage space to hold it all. We also broke down a number of those vampire boxes to process add-ons that were included within the Vampire box. Then we started fulfillment, and we blasted through several thousand pledges much more quickly than we anticipated.
Now we're waiting on shipment two from China. These containers include many of the larger add-ons. We have documentation that we will receive them any day. As soon as we do, we'll continue fulfilling the orders that include the items that arrive in this wa ve of containers. We didn't expect to go so fast with the first wave, and China took longer to ship wave two than originally promised.
On the bright side, if past performance is any indication, there won't be a huge turnaround time between our receipt of the Bones and shipping them to you. Once we get to your order, our system will send you an email with tracking information for our US customers and a customs confirmation number for our international customers.
tl;dr: We've shipped all we can and are waiting for more stuff from China so we can send out the rest. We'll email when we fill your order.
There isn't anything we would rather be doing that sending you your stuff, and we will be resuming that process as soon as humanly possible.
We appreciate your continued patience and again thank you for your support.
Is what my email said, besides the first part about Canadian customs and Reaper working out a deal to absorb the duty costs (and how customs has drug it's feet on the whole deal).
I heard something about the actor who played young Anakin Skywalker (the podracer kid). He got bullied in school after the movies so badly that he got rid of all his Star Wars memorabilia from the movies and doesn't want anything to do with any acting again. The reason for the bullying? Because he supposedly ruined the Star Wars franchise.
I keep trying to figure out a good way to let most weapons do different damage....like an axe does slashing but if you smash someone in the face with the butt end of the handle you could do bludgeoning. Maybe make the secondary damage take a -2 or -4 to hit and damage would work to simulate this?
You could do the magical Lineage for Scorching Ray. It isn't a bad one to use metamagics on and you get it earlier and can use it earlier.
Having access to fighter bonus feats frees up regular feats to be picked as anything the fighter wants. I don't see that it matters what Fighter bonus feats you would take for ToHs, as you can use regular feats to help in the module while using the fighter ones to help supplement his combat ability. Making someone pick which Combat feats you would take in ToHs while ignoring his regular feats is like asking someone use only one hand to do a two-handed action. It's a worthless hobbling that serves no purpose other than to try to prove an invalid point.
I just want to mention something...I don't feel like getting deep into an argument or anything but I feel like I should say:
I think people believe that a fighter should be the best in all forms of melee and I disagree. They should be good at most, but certainly there are more focused classes to get you a higher DPR or AC or whatever. That doesn't leave the fighter as a second class citizen. Their abilities are good across the board where most classes have to give in some areas and take in others.
Either this or make it flying overhead, not noticing them in the undergrowth or whatever. Not every encounter should be a combat encounter.
I wanted medium sized Remorhaz's for a recent game so I applied the young template 2X to get their size down, and nerfed some abilities to make them a bit weaker. Why is stacking templates bad? Because a GM could use it to make a monster? It's the GM's game, if they want to stack templates (whether legal or not), then they are the GM and they are allowed.
So design the world, populate it with fun areas, npcs, monsters, themes, adventure hooks, etc. AND you should have full, working knowledge, and active experimenting in every class the PCs may wish to have? I make some calls on what is OP by what I hear on the MBs or in real life. I find it a bit rude to expect that the GM should have active time experimenting with every class he allows in the game. Some of the responsibility of the players is to help keep the game balanced also, and maybe let other players know that their PC is detracting from the game. This onus shouldn't be shouldered only by the GM, it is everyone at the table's game.
Finished reading, re-reading critically and absorbing the info in this PDF. I posted a review on Paizo here and, not getting too specific in this thread, I gave it 5 stars.
And that is why a "surprise! It's the Zombie Apocalypse!" adventure path probably will never be made by Paizo. If it isn't a surprise it really isn't a good Zombie Apocalypse.
Limit the full-casters or eliminate them. Tell them it is low-magic and low resources with a gritty action to it. Get them to make 2-3 PCs each, that way they have some back-up PCs that are less than optimal. Then have at it.
It says it takes a move action to don a shield in the armor section of the equipment area of PRD. A shield is listed as a weapon also. Quick draw allows a weapon to be drawn as a free action instead of a move action.I believe that, without any better rules to go by, I would have to say that by RAW you can quick draw a shield.
"Oh shoot, this adventure is in the desert and we will be using environmental rules? Guess I was a Desert Child...."
I thoroughly respect the stance you are taking in this matter and your willingness to lose revenue in exchange for having a good name in the industry.
Yeah, make whole is really behind in the fix-it territory.
Blood crystal has 10 hit points per inch of thickness and hardness 10."