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Qadira

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So my group is playing 5E and we are enjoying it very much. I am not seeing us using the Advantage/Disadvantage system much though and I want to figure out why.
The actual rules surrounding when they should be used seems to be mostly "when the DM determines you have one". It doesn't clearly define when to use them though.
Here are some questions:
*Is it basically a replacement mechanic for +2/-2 adjustments?
*If you are a rogue using your sneak attack do you get advantage?
*Does higher ground/lower ground trigger use of Adv/Disadv?
*How about surprise round? Does everyone participate in combat on the surprise round with the surpriser getting advantage on attacks and the surprised getting disadvantage?
*How would this work with skills?

I really like the rule but it is so vague on when to use it that it almost doesn't seem to exist in my game currently and that is really a shame. I want to rectify this.

Qadira

Anyone know of any free printable character sheets for 5E? If so leave a link. Looking for anything....

Qadira

I am joining a new gaming group and they are in the latter stages of a L5R 1st edition game. What is the game like? Character Gen? Equipment? I don't have the rules yet but I was just looking for some thoughts and stuff on the game in general to get my head on straight. Anything interesting from someone's experience with the game, please post, also any links to resources would be cool.
Thanks!

Qadira

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Card Hunter!!!
This is a free game with for-pay extra stuff. It is set up like a tabletop game with minis, a battlemap, and the tabletop has things on it like dice pens and books to add to the effect. You move your minis around and perform actions with Cards that are attributed to each party member based on their equipment (a mace will have 6 or so cards with a range of attacks from a hard attack that targets one foe to a weak attack that can hit a couple). It's a really interesting setup and fun as heck to play.
PC Gamer magazine did an article on it in the holiday issue 2013 and gave it 85 out of 100 and that is how I heard of it.
You don't need to pay for anything to have a full-rich game, but if you did decide to pay you do get some really cool extra stuff.
A quote from the review: "I never felt like I was missing out by not spending money." and another "It's a remarkably ungreedy free-to-play design choice that makes multiplayer in particular a tense and satisfying experience".

Believe me, if you enjoy Tabletop RPGs and Virtual Tabletops, you will love this game. What the heck, it's free too!

Qadira

Hey all, I am doing a bit of mental exercise and would like to make a list of fantasy races, especially some decently obscure ones that could be overlooked. I pretty much have the standard Elves, Dwarves, Gnomes, Halflings, Humans, Goblins, Orcs, Hobgoblins, Lizardfolk....

I am looking at maybe develop a world ala Dawn of Worlds world building game and would like to have a good standard list of races to use that may have some different and interesting races on it.
Scorpionfolk, cyclops,....things that are classics but seen more rarely lately.

As a side note, I am surprised that someone hasn't made a Dawn of Worlds electronic version with a fractal world map that can be edited and updated with changes per the Players and Gods....with as many talented computer programmers as there are this would seem to be a cool little project for someone...

Anyway, looking forward to seeing some interesting stuff!!

Qadira

I have been really enjoying some of the half-way cheesy(or all the way cheesy in some cases) movies that SyFY channel has been playing, especially their originals so I wanted to post some thoughts on a couple that could be looked at for GM inspirations and stuff....

Husk-- A really neat mix or stuff here. Backstory is awesome if you really look at the clues tossed in randomly (would've liked to see more). The movie used some cool "Haunt" moments that remind me of the haunted mansion in Rise of the Runelords, and the Cornfield slayings really reminded me alot of the cornfield ghouls in Rise of the Runelord (second book I think?).
If I needed a one-shot for halloween I would grab the RotRL book, combine some haunt traps with the scarecrow cornfield, use the "one spirit hopping from scarecrow to scarecrow" effect in Husk and use beefed up ghouls or something. Party members would be NPC classes of low levels and expect to be slaughtered.

Primal-- Some Chuthlu mythos undertones here but tied to ancient cave? Interesting. Once again I would've loved a bit more backstory on this one. Perhaps some different flashbacks to earlier times...
Another good idea generator for a one-shot Halloween game. Bunch of young adults explore ancient cave drawings and unleash a disease that turns one of them into something sinister that wants to spread the disease and feast on the others....and provide food for an ancient evil to be reborn.
This is a remote wilderness area I see either ghouls, sinspawns, or maybe the "Savage Creature" template from Dungeon magazine's Savage Tide adventure path being used for the creatures. The ancient evil could be almost anything from an intelligent grick to an ooze, to a demonic octopus-thingy...basically anything with tentacles or psuedopods to lash out with and grab stuff. Once again Party members would be NPC classes of low level and lose a few of their own. As members are killed off have the players take over play as the creatures they become and perform attacks on the remaining party....keeps them playing and engaged, and the GM can concentrate on setting up ambushes and such without having to focus on running a bunch of new monsters.

Anyway I am hoping for some other people to post about some of the shows and how to use them for inspiration in a game.....

Qadira

Ok, so I am going out of my usual areas of gameplay in an evil goblin campaign that is set to start soon for my group.
I have decided it would be neat to try out a Command Undead minions type of goblin and decided on cleric since "wordz am bad...no reed stuff!" eliminates wizards for RP reasons.
I was looking at the Undead Lord Archetype and found out that it is more or less a pain to keep spending 8 hours making an undead that is gonna die fairly quickly.
I really don't have a clue about what domains I should pick, if I should do a subdomain, feats that help, possibly multiclassing/prestige classes, etc.

Anyone have some ideas on builds? Also some ideas with the build on their role in the party would be really helpful. My GM is allowing most Paizo stuff (she is pretty cool about stuff).
I would love to start play with an undead minion if possible but it is not a requirement. I more or less wanted that for my backstory reasons but if I need to dig up some of my goblin predecessors at a later time and press them into service than so be it.

Any help would totally rock. Thanks.

Qadira

It doesn't say in the description that he has to be able to animate dead just that by performing an 8 hour ceremony he can animate a skeleton or zombie from a corpse that will follow his commands and can't have more HD than the cleric.
So how does this work on the Undead Lord archetype?
Also any suggestions on a decent build for an undead lord?

Qadira

Looking for what this would be called type-wise. Is it a Half-construct with the outsider subtype or something? I need to know for a race I am constructing.

Qadira

I need a map making program (for free!) that allows me to do a bit more than just generate random world maps. Anyone know of one?
thanks

Qadira

Hopefully someone can point me to a Gaming Store near the Celebration/Kissimmee area of Florida. I know there is a Medieval Times dinner/theatre so I assume there is some sort of Gaming community nearby with a store.
Thanks all.

Qadira

Thought this may be of some interest to some people here....
Record setting Settlers game.

Qadira

I am putting this out there as I am gonna be moving within the next couple of months and would like to see if there is any Pathfinder RPG games going on in the Celebration area of Florida.
Hoping to minimize the amount of time spent trying to find a game. Also what is the nearest Gaming Store?
Stats:
43 year old
Playing D&D/Pathinder since forever, took a 10 year break during 2E D&D.
I make custom terrain and have a ton of minis.
Looking for a fun group that either wants to rotate GMing duties or needs a good GM/player.

Qadira

So I am just checking up on some math and stuff....
A player in our group brought out a 15th level Pistolero with a +8 modifier to dex, 2 +5 distance double barreled pistols, 2 weapon cords, and twf/ITWF. He had signature deed:whatever the extra damage one is called and all the good feats and such to help with reload and PBS and all that.

His 1st range increment is 40' from distance. He gets +1 hit, and damage within 30' for PBS....

How many attacks could he get off in a full attack and what should his damage look like?
We were seeing 12ish attacks each doing 1d8+4d6+24ish within 30'. Is this correct?
Not that all attacks would hit but if they did it would look like 12d8+48d6+288 or about 510 average damage if all hit the creature's touch AC....is that right, is my math off somehow?

Qadira

I would like to know if anyone has a good build for a Barbarian/Sorc/Dragon Disciple that is focused on melee and strength. I was looking at Crossblooded Orc/Draconic, but could be somewhat flexy. Lets assume 20 pt buy, open to different races (would like half-orc or even orc), not concerned with casting other than some self-buffs and such. Would like to figure out what levels to take different classes. Also would like to go to DD10.
So if anyone has any good builds that meet this idea, I would love to see it.

Qadira

I keep having trouble finding it....it's getting annoying that it isn't as easy to find on the PRD as the other bloodlines for sorcerers.
Thanks.

Qadira

So I was going through some of my stuff and realized that a bunch of the stuff I love to use or plan to use was from free PDFs I ran across on the interweb/nets/thingy.
I thought it would be cool to have a thread where people share their top 3-5 best free pdfs/files that they use in their games to enhance it. It also would give me some cool stuff to look at.
The Rules:
3-5 files, links are nice, a brief description.

I'll start:
Microlite20, purest essence--a cool lil' stripped down old school-styled RPG that is really rules light.
Sean Reynolds' Alternative Level Advancement--a simple and easy way to break leveling down into 3 sections to stagger the leveling process.
Dawn of Worlds Game--Cool little world-building rules with a twist to make it into a co-op game-like thing for a group to create their world together.
E6---E6 is a cool PDF that lets a d20/pathfinder game end up at 6th level (arguable the "sweet spot") of the game. Comes with extra feats and such to make the transition from a 1-20 level game into an Epic 6 game fairly simple and painless.

Hope you guys like....

Qadira

A cr 14 creature, a cr 12 dude, a cr 11 creature, a cr 8 caster, 4 cr 6 creatures, and a group of guards (5) that equal a cr 5.

I am just wondering what EL my GM thinks works with our group.

Qadira

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...
Brick Warriors!

Qadira

Just wondering, and if so is it any good? I was re-reading the series (4th time through) and wondering how they could have handled magic and stuff....
Thanks.

Qadira

wondering how many according to the Advanced Races Guide the Core races are....
Trying to figure out how I would allow a 25RP race alongside the core. Perhaps by having a differing Point Buy or something....

Qadira

I was looking for a Hero Lab-type of program with less of a cost to it than actual Hero Lab. I can't justify spending $70+ bucks on the program with all the Ultimate books datasets.
Is there another option?
Looking for a good mix of quality and low price. I just can't justify spending $70 so I can keep a couple PCs updated, and yes if I bought Hero Lab I would need to buy all the PRPG datasets in the core and probably the Beastiary 1 at least.

Qadira

Could a shadow wear a Ghost Touch amulet of Mighty Fists? I have never seen a shadow using equipment before but a player is asking if his companion could by RAW.

Qadira

So I was thinking about a goblin gunslinger....anyone have any good ideas for builds or a certain archetype for them? I was thinking of Pistolero but I am unsure about what would work well for any gunslingers having never played one. Any ideas on whether or not to multiclass?
For guidelines lets assume 20 pt buy and standard gold, and maybe a progression to level 10ish. I have no idea on what gear or feats work well on a gunslinger so feel free to play around a bit. Official Paizo only please (core and ultimates).
Thanks all. I look forward to ideas.

Qadira

I was wondering how it would look with say a sorcerer who used a gauntlet of rust. Is it possible for him to still be able to cast and act well with a single gauntlet on and be able to touch attack any dudes getting close to him? Would he be able to Shocking, Rusting Grasp someone's armor? could any touch attack to a dude's armor be able to combine the rusting with it?
If viable is there any ideas for a build for this?

Qadira

Just wanted to state something and see what happens...
In the blog on minis for Shattered Star there are a couple minis that are written up as being "quasi-huge for a large" and "pushing the envelope on what a large mini can be". Please stop that. I hate putting a mini on the table that is large and it is bigger than some huges that we have. Not only does it ruin my personal immersion but it make the battlemat look crowded when a base is covered with as much plastic as can possibly fit on it.
I already have a bunch of minis that I won't use because they look ridiculously out of proportion (prime example is the D&D mini of a blue-garbed dwarf that was taller than most half-orcs and fully as wide as his base).
Please stop making minis that are over the line and tagging them with a "right at the limit of what a XXXX size should be" Paizo. The truth is it is too big to scale with the minis around it and that sucks.

Qadira

Is there a good auto calc sheet that does the core classes/base classes and includes the core prestige classes that is any good? If so I would love someone to link to them please....I want to make a mix of either barb/pal and sorc and into DD but can't seem to find a good auto calc sheet that includes the stuff specific to said classes.
thanks

Qadira

anyone have a link to some good, cheap miniature bases of various sizes? Looking for mostly Small, Medium, and Large sized creature bases (3/4",1",and 2" or thereabouts). Would also like to figure out some ideas for the larger minis like C'thulu and the larger dragons.
Thanks.

Qadira

If I had a half-orc dragon disciple with Elemental spell:acid, bloodline arcana acid(green dragon type, +1 damage per die), and the favored class bonus for fire spell damage(1/2 to damage per level), and I cast a half and half fire/acid ball at 6th level, would the damage be 6d6 +3(half-orc favored class bonus) +6(for bloodline arcana)?
Oh and I was thinking of the trait Magical Lineage:fireball to remove the +1 spell level for the elemental spell so it could actually be cast at 6th level....

Qadira

I have a thought for a character (possibly a goblin in an all goblin campaign) but am unsure how to go about it.
I would like to figure out how to make an arcane trickster who uses his bloodline abilities and low level spells to do nice sneak damage. I thought about a Crossblooded sorc to get 2 different missile attacks based off of 3+ charisma bonus. I am not worried about getting high-level spells, just lots of things to hit with sneak attack, and trying to get some decent damage out of it to keep damage contribution for the party reasonable.

Sorry my thoughts are scattered and I can't seem to organize them to give any extra clarity....

Qadira

Ok, a spellbook with all 0 level CORE spells and 7 1st level spells in it.
I came up with 312.5 gp.
My math: 0 level spells cost 8.75gp each to purchase and scribe into the book.
1st level spells cost 17.5gp each to purchase and scribe into the book.
The blank book is 15gp itself.
So 20 0-level x 8.75=175gp
7 1st-level x 7 = 122.5gp
and 15 for the book.....
Am I correct on this? Usually someone else handles this in our group but I am stepping into the treasure tracking duty and want to get it right.

Qadira

that has core and Advanced Players Guide info in it? I would prefer a non-excel one if any people know of any...
thanks.

Qadira

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My daughter (8) has scored in the post-high school range for advanced reading. She is ranked above the 99th percentile nationwide for her grade. She has devoured just about every decent book I know of that is still within her maturity level and I am looking for ideas on books to buy her that will help her learn more subjects, enjoy the works and grow with her reading skills.
Unfortunately, while I am fairly intelligent, I feel under-equipped and am asking for assistance.
I was thinking some books on some of the more hands-on sciences like marine-biology or archeology but I don't have a clue what would do good.
If you please, post a book that you enjoyed reading and a quick reasoning for why. Keep in mind that this is for an 8 year old girl.
She has read all the Harry Potters, all the Narnias, many books on american historic figures, and a good amount of fantasy faire so far. I am going to unleash her on Tolkien shortly.
Thanks.

Qadira

So I decided to play a dwarven (lorekeeper) bard (archivist) in an up-coming game....
I have decided that his perform will be lecturing on dwarven history...using a Ben Stein/Eeyore type of voice and characteristics.
So I would like to gather as many 20-30 second speeches about dwarven history and some of their enemies history to use when he does his performances.
Please help by posting some interesting history (real or imagined) that I can use in-game....nothing too specific, just general stuff. I am always impressed with the imagination this board shows.
Can't wait to see some stuff! Thanks in advance.

Qadira

Thought you guys would enjoy this....
Nerdiest Christmas Trees
My favorite one requires a sanity check.
And I figured Lilith would love the Tokyo Terror being a Kaiju fan and all....

Merry Christmas to the Christians....Happy Holidays to everyone else.

Qadira

So I am looking to start up a new PC and I would like to fill a couple holes in the group if possible....
The group is in need of a trapfinder/disabler and low on arcane casting....I would like to combine the 2 although Arcane Trickster PRC isn't all that attractive to me.
Any thoughts?
Rules---core and APG only, stats will be rolled (not too worried about them anyway).
I am just looking for class combos and feats, not really gear or any of that. I also am not looking for the most Uber-great means of doing this, just hoping to be decently effective and fun to play.
Thanks all.

Qadira

I wanted to order the Beginners Box and Dungeons of Golarion and the only shipping option is USPS for $21.77.....on $55 worth of stuff.....
I am thinking there must be some mistake....or I need to order elsewhere or wait for the FLGS to have these things.
Any ideas on why this is so high of a number? And how do we reduce this to something reasonable?

Qadira

Standard Action webseries.

Very funny stuff...
Not sure where to put it but I choose here.

Qadira

Anyone know of a decent npc generator that is for Pathfinder? And free?

Qadira

I am creating a 12th level Inquisitor for a home game with standard wealth.
What are some must-have magic items for such a character? I'm not looking for ultimate optimization, I am just wanting to have some decent gear that helps him out and doesn't suck.
He is using a repeating crossbow and bayonet for weapons, staying mostly ranged, and is gonna try to be pretty helpful with the healing.
Also what are some good feats for an Inquisitor?

Qadira

I want to start her off as either small or medium and eventually growing into large also....

Qadira

Hi all. I would love to start out this thread with some Vacation Pics but sadly I haven't been anywhere cool. BUT I was remembering someone on the boards who posted some pics of a Greek vacation and I loved seeing that locale. I know that a good amount of posters have seen some interesting travels and would like to live vicariously through them.
I would love to see-
Date of vacation
Location
Link to pics (flickr, or other image hosting site probably)
and maybe a quick story about an interesting point of the vacation/trip.

BTW, living poor on the East Coast (usa) and just getting past a record snow-fall year.....I need a vacation and the only option is a vicarious one. Also I would like to see this all consolidated into this one thread for easy finding.
Thanks all!

Qadira

Hello friends. My 4 year old son, Luke, has autism. It has been a very weird time filled with awful struggles, amazing breakthroughs, and a couple of supportive communities that have inspired strength and hope in me and my family.
Luke and I are participating in the 4th Annual Walk for Autism, sponsored by Autism Delaware, a non-profit organization that I have seen in action. I can't even begin to list the amount of help and support my son and my family have received from them. We have formed a team: Luke's Parade of Hope, and I would love for my friends on the Paizo boards to help us reach our donation goals.
Please visit this link to sponsor us in our walk. Luke's Parade of Hope
The site is fast, easy and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support our fund-raising efforts.
Thank you everyone, for this and for all the past support when the times have been tough.

Qadira

Official Dio site.

Latest info.....

Spoiler:

Since my last update, we have been back and forth to Houston three times for tests and chemo treatments, an emergency run to St. Joseph’s for another blood clot, an ultrasound and another cat scan. We met with Dr. Ajani, Ronnie’s oncologist, on Monday, and he was very pleased with the treatment so far. Some tumors have gone and some have shrunk. He says we have a long road to travel, but we are on the right path. Going back and forth to Houston is getting old, with all the cancelled and delayed flights and some of the rude Continental staff, the same boring food at the hotel (I think we have eaten everything on their horrible menu!), but…when we get a good report from the doctor, it is all worth it. The only food Ronnie says he can taste is Indian curry; everything tastes like metal (HEAVY metal?) because of the chemo. We did, however, have a nice breakfast with Carmen and his mother on Friday. He is still waiting for his bone marrow transplant.

I am so sorry if I have upset any of our friends for not returning calls or emails, but please understand that it is so draining for me to go over and over to everyone about Ronnie’s progress. This is why I thought that if I wrote an update once a month, everyone can know of Ronnie’s progress at the same time. The Fan Club just delivered a huge sack of mail, and we have been reading all the wonderful cards and letters you have all sent. Thank you all so much – it keeps our spirits up knowing you all love Ronnie so much and wish him well. Ronnie and I have a great support system: Simon, who does so much; Geezer and Gloria (she has been my strength, everyday she listens to me, whether I am happy or not); Sheila and Jacqui, friends for 25 years who would go anywhere or do anything for Ronnie or I; Mike Carden, a cancer survivor who is always available to talk to; Rudy, Vinny, Doug, Scott, Big Scott, Lois and Wyn; my colleagues at work – Marchele, Lynne, Carmen, Anthony and Diana; Dr. Mena, Dr. Chu and our wonderful Dr. Kapoor, who is available 24/7 for us and spent his whole Sunday day off with us at the emergency room, and of course Dr. Ajani, who mixes his magic cocktail of chemo and gives us hope.

Ronnie takes a walk everyday in the park and keeps busy with his music and watching sports. He was really mad that he missed the Super Bowl because we had to fly back to Houston on that Sunday, as his chemo started at 8:00am on Monday. He is in real good spirits and will be going to the studio next week to listen to the mix of the Heaven and Hell DVD that will be released later this year. He is itching to get back on tour, and with the good reports and all of your prayers and good energy, I think he is going to make it. Bless you all.

Wendy

God bless, Dio. I pray for your recovery.

Qadira

"A monk's unarmed strike is treated as both a manufactured weapon and a natural weapon for the purpose of spells and effects that enhance or improve either manufactured weapons or natural weapons."
So can I by the rules get the fists enchanted?

Qadira

I was wondering, if I took disable device and gave him lockpicks and such, could he find and disable traps and open locks relatively well?

Qadira

One of my PCs in RotRLs has had a Wayfinder for some time and just now got ahold of an ioun stone (the dex one). When you place an ioun stone in a wayfinder it is supposed to display some additional power.....but I can't see where it would describe the additional power. Anyone know of anywhere that this info is or maybe toss out some ideas as to what powers I could give it?
Thanks.

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