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Goblin Squad Member. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 1,937 posts (50,954 including aliases). 5 reviews. 1 list. No wishlists. 22 Pathfinder Society characters. 28 aliases.


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This kind of thing comes up all the time in PFS. Just because you're a paladin and someone detects as evil doesn't give you authority to harass or attack them.

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I never understood why some people make private recruitment threads for games. If it's private, just create the gameplay/discussion thread and be done with it!

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I haven't actually played one myself but I DMed a PFS scenario recently that featured a geokineticist as a villain and she was a terror. Between strong defenses, utility, and damage potential, I'm not sure what all the complaints are about. Had I run her to her full potential I'm confident she could have killed a couple of the PCs or potentially caused a TPK.

I will agree the class feels a bit overly complex. The bad guy in question is level 8 and had three different class features that granted access to 'free' burn but they're scattered across the text (and in some cases nested within other class features that already do other stuff). The 'free' burn stuff is cool but could stand some streamlining.

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Firestorm will never consistently be Firestorm. His CG is too expensive.

Honestly they should cut him if they can't come up with a cost effective way of keeping him around.

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I happen to think the FAQ/errata system is very good for the health of the game. I love the fact that Paizo addresses overpowered items. Do I think some of the nerfs went overboard? Yes. But I'd rather have heavy-handed adjustments than no adjustments at all.

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Nothing really needs the big three. If they can do Civil War without Robo-Thor or Goliath or Nitro they can do JSA stories without Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.

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+1

I love the hyperbole but the game functioned before that item existed. It will continue to function without it.

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I'm loving this errata. Thanks Paizo!

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Spiderman was probably the highlight of the movie for me.

I thought I was suffering from Spiderman fatigue but after seeing Tom Holland fill the roll I'm super excited about Homecoming.

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In terms of ground speed he's fairly fast but his reflexes are beyond terrible. He gets hit by arrows, cold guns, heat guns, and regular people moving at regular people speed all the time.

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Barry's really hurting for that uncanny dodge.

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TV Flash isn't very fast at all. He gets hit by normal arrows fairly easily.

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I would gladly sign that petition if it meant giving Peggy the Netflix treatment.

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His cold gun isn't really cold anymore. It hasn't been all season. It mostly fires concussive force apparently.

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You are encountering the inevitable result of most optimization arms races. At this point there's no solution that isn't going to result in frustrated players and frustrated DM or hurt feelings.

If you ignore the characters with high AC in favor of attacking the moderate-low AC characters, the moderate-low AC characters are going to feel like you're picking on them.

If you rebuild your encounters to counter the high AC characters by using incorporeal creatures, gunslingers, etc, the high AC characters are going to be frustrated because you invalidated their optimization.

If you rebuild your encounters to feature creatures with super attack attack bonuses, the high AC characters are going to be frustrated because you're negating their optimization and the moderate-low AC characters are going to be frustrated because everything suddenly hits them on 2s. (In my experience this is the worst option.)

From my experience, the best solution is to work with the high AC characters to bring them down to reasonable levels. Anything else is going to result in someone being really unhappy.

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I would watch that show.

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True.

Though it kind of bugs me that the metahumans are all in hiding because they're all closet criminals. Are Barry, Cisco, and Firestorm(s) really the only metas that want to use their powers for good or at least not-crime?

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Heatwave continues to be my favorite character on the show. Kendra, Ray, and Rip are too stupid to be allowed to live.

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I've got it.

Science has shown that if you throw something through a breach all similar things also get sucked into the breach. Problem solved!

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I watched both seasons but it really was a chore most of the time. The show's emphasis on 'girl power' rather than focusing on telling a good story really hamstrung it in the long term.

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True.

I would say he should call in Arrow but he's got his own problems currently.

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I really do hope Lash's power involves more than being Daisy's second chance.

I'm not a big fan of the 'chosen one' model of storytelling.

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Considering how ineffective Barry actually is in combat that's way more than he can handle.

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I didn't get any of my lottery events. =(

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I thought both sides had major flaws but Cap's made more sense to me.

Ironman flips out and tries to murder someone that he acknowledges as not being in control of his actions. Earlier in that scene he calls Bucky 'Manchurian Candidate'. Backing the Accords makes sense to me. On a personal level I agree with them. Attempting to murder the tool that killed your parents seemed forced. Get over your dead parents Tony.

I think it's cool that Cap defends Bucky beyond all logic and reason but I think he's just as guilty for tearing the Avengers apart. He knows it's the right thing to do but he has to realize that splintering the Avengers is putting the Earth in a lot more danger. It just seems really selfish and short-sighted.

I don't understand why everyone thinks Black Panther is so wise and kingly in this movie. He's just as neurotic as everyone else. Sure, after the villain explains how he played everyone he realizes he was wrong and takes the high road but where was that wisdom when he boldly declared he was going to kill Bucky? As far as I'm concerned he's just as nuts as Tony. He just had the advantage of being there when Zeemo admitted that he set all of the events in the movie in motion.

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With a couple of my more good-focused characters I've taken to reporting other agents to the Society or law enforcement when they go full murderhobo. I don't expect anything to come from it but at least I feel like my character has at least tried to get some justice for the murder victims.

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The early APs fit the bill pretty well. Rise of the Runelords (battling goblins, giants, and later arcane horrors) and Second Darkness (lots of drow and demons) immediately come to mind.

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I'm currently running a high level PFS scenario featuring an Ice Devil. Midway through the fight, I found myself thinking 'didn't these things used to be a lot scarier?' Curious, I looked up the old 3.5 stat block.

I was surprised to find that, as monsters go, the noble Gelugon didn't get a straight upgrade coming into Pathfinder.

3.5 Ice Devil

Pathfinder Ice Devil

Pathfinder Buffs

natural fly speed
14 extra hit points
+4 initiative
spear bumped to +1 icy

Pathfinder Nerfs

-3 will saves
-1 spell resistance
lost unholy aura as an at-will SLA
-4 armor class (via losing unholy aura)

I thought it was strange. I'd always heard that monsters got harder in Pathfinder but never bothered to really look at the numbers. I'm sure you could argue that gaining a natural fly speed and initiative bump is a net gain but what they lost was significant. Between the will save nerf and losing unholy aura as an SLA they lost +15 to their saves. That's huge!

Are there any other classic monsters that took major hits in the Pathfinder transition?

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Spoiler:
The idiotball is impressively strong with Ray and Kendra. They belong together.

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I loved it and was really impressed with how well they managed to give everyone screen time.

Minor Gripes:
I would have liked Scott's explanation for joining the team. I was shocked when he casually agreed to participating in something that would make him a fugitive again.

Ironman flipping out at the end seemed a bit forced. Ironman's known for being narcissistic and an egomaniac but he's also usually pragmatic and logical. He knows Bucky was programmed for the hit.

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People that are clutching their pearls over the possibility of HBO producing this for fear of 'blood and sex' do realize that WoT had plenty of both, right? I think HBO could do a fantastic adaptation of the series personally. I'll agree that GoT sometimes goes overboard but in general the show has been great and I'm glad we got to see it.

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Despite being the 'fastest man alive' I'm pretty sure he's the slowest speedster.

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Meh. I tend to think bullets and explosives are more dangerous than energy weapons. Lasers never seem to do much in comic book movies/shows other than knock people down and/or knock them out.

I was really disappointed with how much they worfed the Kree 'reapers'. They didn't seem terribly dangerous.

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If Superman is allowed to have amnesia kiss, wall-rebuilding vision, life draining touch, and cellophane S throwing, Hulk can crack planets.

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Black Bolt is touted as being super powerful but he get worfed all the time.

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Does Obsidian plan on releasing a PC/Mac version?

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It's pretty buggy but I'm having a blast so far.

My biggest beef with the ACG has always been that setting up/cleaning up is a chore. This digital version is great!

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First of all you don't need channel energy. Clerics functioned fine without it in 3.5 and Pathfinder hasn't changed things so dramatically that scaling AoE healing is mandatory for a party to function.

As for nobody wanting to play a dedicated support character/healer, that's a common problem. The other suggestions (adding a healbot NPC or simply being generous with healing consumables) are all good ones.

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Tonight's episode:
Kendra might take the cake for queen of idiotball.

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There's ways to mitigate demoralize too.

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In the designer's words, demoralize is the martial equivalent to tying up a caster for psychic characters. Getting free still and silent on all your spellcasting has to come with some downsides.

If a wizard is grappled by a barbarian he's most likely screwed.

If a psychic is flexed at by a barbarian he's most likely screwed.

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It looks like you've got way more than six folks that are interested. How did you plan on picking the table for this?

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Count me in!

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Blarg. I love the Linnorm Kings stuff but I'm less interested in a character optimization contest.

I'll bow out.

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I am all about this.

What are your posting expectations like?

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Thanks anyway. I think I'll bow out.

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I'm potentially interested. I'm leaning towards a blood conduit bloodrager. I'm amused by the idea of nailing some smug angel with the most electrifying suplex. =P

Can you tell me about the tone of the campaign and your take on evil for this campaign? Way of the Wicked games very drastically on the evilness scale.

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Woo! Party time!

I'm curious about the story elements of the bound soul as well. My submission will be a half-orc gentle giant (probably younger brother of Ixos's character) with a nurturing spirit and aims to restore his dying shattered world. His bound soul is a violent dwarven war cleric trying to mentor/corrupt his host toward crushing his enemies and seeing them driven before him.

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Is the bound soul something that will grow in power with us as the campaign progresses?

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What can you tell us about the themes and tone of this campaign? It'll give me some ideas for a character.

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