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Goblin Squad Member. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 2,043 posts (53,968 including aliases). 5 reviews. 1 list. No wishlists. 24 Pathfinder Society characters. 28 aliases.


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It's actually +4/5 to attack/AC (2 size, 2 Dex, 1 natural armor).

And in the module we were playing, yes. There were no especially powerful melee or ranged combatants that could hit him and no spellcasters to try to seek out other weaknesses. Near the end of the module the player in question took the hint that everyone was fed up with him and started reigning it in. I later ran the same module and I confirmed the GM wasn't missing some crucial monster or ability.

That brings me to my point. In this instance a dozen other character builds could have broken the module just as easily.

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I played with a player that was running this build at Paizocon 2016. Yes, it was gamebreaking in a way that frustrated everyone GM and players alike. Is banning the item the solution? I think not. The game is full of broken/overly powerful options. Removing the ring as an option for everyone (including players that won't abuse its powers) hurts many in the interest of reigning in a few. The more sensible solution is too target those players in particular and vote with your feet. I will not play with that player again just like I won't play with the aasimar gunslinger/paladin that one-rounded every encounter or the wizard that did the same with an AoE save-or-lose that made the GM instantly call every encounter.

It's impossible to cull every feat/spell/item or combination of the above that breaks the game. A better solution is to improve our community so that broken content is just not a problem.

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I'm curious why this is even a problem? Barroom Brawler is a once per day thing. Is the fighter picking up Profession: Sailor on the fly threatening to break certain scenarios?

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I'm not super familiar with Inhumans in the comics. Is whatever gene makes you eligible for terrigenesis super dominant? Is it possible to have one sibling that goes through it and another that cannot?

I liked the twist that Radcliffe was behind Ada's transformation. I'm pretty tired of 'All AI is Evil' trope. I'm hoping for a second twist later on where Ada somehow achieves self-awareness enough to oppose Radcliffe's machinations because they fly in the face of her original programming.

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Honestly all the stuff you pitched in your examples sounds pretty good. I'd tag #1 and #3 as most important.

A cleaner version of what Mythweavers has would be a good place to start.

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I stand by the idea that Luke was the 'last hope' not because of his skills as a jedi but because he (and Leia) represented the last shreds of Vader's humanity - the key to defeating the emperor. Even at the height of his canonical power Luke was a mediocre jedi at best. Kanan and Ezra have been shown to be significantly stronger within the first season of the show. In this case, maybe being the chosen one isn't about being the strongest good-aligned wizard in the galaxy but being the right guy in the right place at the right time.

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So when my items are ready to ship I'll get a message prompting me to pay shipping?

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By furiously mashing F5 I managed to snag a black friday gold lantern!

Is shipping charged separately or do I need to include that in my pledge?

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Okay my will has crumbled. Now help me decide what to get!

I wanted to grab Pathfinders of Death but it looks like it's an alternate campaign. I'm leaning towards expansions preferably.

Is the Gambler's Chest worth it? I haven't been following the rolls.

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Oh man. I'm sooo tempted to fork over the money.

Ughhhhhhh.

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I was pretty meh about the new Capheus which is a shame because the original was one of my favorite characters. He really sold this notion of being hopeful and optimistic even in the face of dire circumstances. I just don't get that from the new guy. I suppose I should give him a couple more episodes when the new season fully premieres.

I like Sun but I'd like to see them expand her beyond being a kung fu master. Her smarts and business acumen should come into play at some point but I guess that'd step on the toes of the hacker chick.

I didn't follow the casting drama closely but I got the feeling that the old Capheus didn't get along super well with the producer and multiple cast members.

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I'm on board for the C-listers as well. A-listers have too much baggage attached. You can have a lot more fun, especially on television, with somewhat minor characters.

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Has anyone else watched the Christmas Special yet?

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The series is full of unsupported stuff like that. Just try to ignore it and move on.

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The 'flashbacks' were retconned content.

I really hope they aren't retconning Promethius's backstory instead of working with the multitude of threads that were already available.

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That's the problem with nerfing a character for the sake of the narrative. You can only get away with it so many times before the audience starts to think the character's skills are informed abilities.

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Barry gets hit by ordinary things all the time. Do you remember the time he struggled to overcome Heatwave and Captain Cold - normal guys with guns.

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It's kind of sad that Yo Yo in Agents of Shield (a B-list character at best) seems like a more competent speedster than Barry.

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Oops. Wrong thread.

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I really didn't think Cisco would fall for that b%~##&*~. He's too genre-saavy.

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"My name is Barry Allen and I'm the slowest fast man alive."

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It's almost like the characters in each show occupy some gamist universe where the dangers constantly rise just high enough to challenge them.

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I think the power level in general is a lot higher on Earth-38 (the GM for that show is obviously generous with the point buy). Alex and James' power armor allows them to fight on Supergirl's level. From what we've seen of Ray's atom suit he's still a long way from that kind of power.

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Ragman at least has useful magical powers. All the other recruits are terrible.

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I'm cool with Mick being a team player. It's just annoying that the writers continue to portray Mick as dumb muscle - a role he's poorly suited for considering they have multiple people on the team with super strength. He's had literal lifetimes worth of combat and technical training during his time as an assassin for the Time Masters. Since rejoining the team all of that was forgotten.

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In Mick's defense, he's caused the least damage to history (in season 2 at least).

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I'm not suggesting he become some kind of ultimate badass. I'm suggesting he know how time ships work. White Canary can continue to be the best fighter in the history of everything.

So your argument is that White Canary should be an expert at things she knows nothing about because... feminism?

White Canary can be the ship's leader, the best fighter, the ultimate seductress, etc. Mick should be their technical expert because he spent literal lifetimes undergoing time lord training. Instead the writers act like that whole thing never happened.

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I don't understand your argument. Because White Canary is inexplicably a time travel expert Mick (who should be) cannot be?

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I don't foresee Kara necessarily being on board with biological warfare but I could totally see the likes of Oliver and Sara using the virus as a threat.

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I am kind of bummed that the show doesn't do more with Mick's timelord training. He should be the one responsible for maintaining the ship and explaining time travel rules to the crew. He endured lifetimes of training/indoctrination. Did he just forget everything when he came around and rejoined the good guys? I would love a scene where the team is faced with some complex technical problem and Mick just shrugs, steps forward, and fixes it with ease.

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This definitely felt like more of a proper crossover.

*Despite the abundance of characters I felt like everyone got at least a few worthwhile lines.

*Cisco's anger with Barry, while entirely justified, is getting a little old. I don't expect resolution right away but I wish the writers wouldn't spend so much time dwelling on it.

*I love the inclusion of Supergirl but adding her to the cast creates the classic optimization problem - you've got one character several leagues ahead of the rest. Anything that challenges her will squash everyone else. Anything that the others can handle would be wiped out in an instant by Supergirl. Mind control worked as a one-off but I'm curious how they're going to make the Dominator's a believable threat in the next two parts.

*Wally going to HR for training makes zero sense. He's got no experience with metas, no scientific background, and no combat skills. It'd make more sense for Wally to join the military or something.

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Eric Collins wrote:
Feral wrote:

Want

Dhamphir

Have

Grippli x2

Hello!

PM sent...
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Trade completed. Thanks!

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Bah. The more the I read about this game the more enamored I become with it.

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I saw the KS for this game the first time around. I'm super intrigued, especially after seeing folks playing it, but the price tag and the assembly required is enough to scare me off.

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I'm curious what makes this an eternal problem? Has your local group argued about this issue for a while?

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Want

Dhamphir

Have

Grippli x2
Treasure Map
GM Summer 2014 boon (includes Slyph and some other stuff)
Spirit of the Shadow Lodge
Adopted Weapon Training x2
Nagaji/Wayang/Kitsune x2
GM Spring 2014 boon (includes Oread and some other stuff)

I'm willing to trade more than one if you're interested.

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Barry continues to be the worst speedster.

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If there was ever a time for the electoral college to buck the trend now would be it.

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The cold gun is definitely cheaper to animate than shrinking and flying around - especially since the cold gun doesn't seem to do much freezing since the first couple episodes. Colored 'lasers' are super affordable.

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I'm hoping giving the cold gun to Ray was more about inspiring him than giving him something to do. The ship has all kinds of futuristic energy weapons on it - some probably more effective that cutting edge 21st century tech. The fact that Ray hasn't already found something on the ship to weaponize seems silly.

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The moment I read 'black blade destroyed' alarms started going off.

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I tend to agree. While Ragman is my least favorite thematically (didn't the showrunners swear off magical mumbo jumbo after last season?) his powers feel like a legitimate contribution to the team.

The rest of the new recruits feel like filler at best leaning more towards dead weight.

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Again, why is Curtis on this team? He's useless. He couldn't bring down one of Church's goons and had to be bailed out again.

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Another great episode. I'd say the storytelling this season has been 100% on point.

I'm more or less happy with what we've got as far as Robbie's origins are concerned. I kind of hope they avoid completely defining his powers as coming from Nicholas Cage.

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Most of the new team feel pretty useless. Curtis in particular seems like a burden 90% of the time.

Oliver is stupid less often than Barry because the plot isn't as dependent on him running the IdiotBall for it to function.

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It's still plenty stupid but there's certainly less stupid.

The hawkpeople are gone. This both helped with the cast bloat and reduced the highest concentration of drama/idiotball. Captain Cold and Rip are also gone - the latter also being a nexus of drama.

There's still plenty of silly time travel stuff but otherwise what's left is shamelessly comicbooky in a way that works pretty well.

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I think the inclusion of Firestorm as a core member is generally a bad idea. Using him on the regular will cripple the budget but consistently coming up with reasons for him to 'sit out' just feels contrived. The best answer is to just omit him and bring him in on special occasions.

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I'm in! I've got a level 5 bloodrager.

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That'll work.

What scenarios are on your shortlist?

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