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I don't care for the sphere's system or Path of War, and run a limited book setting, so this fits in really well.

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Thank you Rick!!

*shoot, themes should actually say archetypes. There are 2 archetypes. My bad*

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Just posted a review. If anyone liked the 3.x AEG supplement book "Wild", this book is for you.

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The game is based on revised 3.5 rules, so that's 10+ years ago. people like the different energy types. It fits with Pathfinder.

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Backed at GM level. Thank you!

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I think the tier system for rewards is different. Cool for players, but what if I'm a GM?
I don't care so much about player rewards, as I do funding the adventures. Can we get a GM tier were we get the first 6-10 adventures of the season in PDF form?

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Malwing wrote:


How is the Starjammer setting?

I think I saw a Starfinder thing focusing on bioaugmentations. Perhaps a Galaxy where transhumanism is a trend? Anything good with races for Starfinder to populate these?

The Starjammer SF version has some fun things in it. It has 3 planets and 4 races. A few feats and archetypes. I think it was worth the PDF price.

I also am looking at running Crisis in SF.

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Kiern wrote:


So my question comes in multiple levels:
1) would you ban it outright?
2) would you allow it if it applied only to melee combat?
3) how would you challenge a character with this in their build, other than always throwing them in a low-ceiling cavern all the time?
4) If GMs allow this, I'm curious if there are other repercussions or builds that may become interesting with this. For example, if melee only is stipulated, I'd be tempted to take a 1 level dip into samurai (keeping that nice eastern flavor). Mount elevation would make it much easier to get that bonus consistently.

1: No, i would modify it to be 1/3 of +1. Every 3 levels you get a +1.

2: I would allow either or, but you have to have the higher ground. Melee would be more fun as a player. Jumping off tree limbs, or scaling a wall and getting the "drop" on the enemy. Sneak attack for the win!

3: Hold person, or hold monster. Get to higher ground. There are never really trees in the city when you need them. You are scaling a building, someone opens their window and yells for the city guards. Bow and Arrow.

4: As a GM i would not say a Mount, is "higher" ground. I would argue that you are mounted, not at a higher elevation. I could be mounted on a dire wolf, I'm still not taller than a troll. This raises the argument that humans have higher "elevation" on halflings. Does your bonus apply then?

Can i ask the source of the favored class?

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Yo, I preview an upcoming article for our Xeno File series on symboites.
But you can find some neat articles for open gaming content in general.

Symboites and You
<<<< article here.

If you have a topic you want me to cover there or something you want to be seen in a Xeno File. Let me know.

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Mark Carlson 255 wrote:

I thought this was going to be about a group of all operative PC's and how they had trouble and got wiped out in the first game.

MDC

Or that they are behind enemy lines and the scenario is to go save them?

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I got you bro
Skill Challenge POD.


Anachronistic Adventure POD
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Let's do this here (copy paste from PF thread)

This is a thread for third-party publishers to post open calls searching for freelancers of all kinds: writers, artists, editors, layout, cartography, developers, etc. Please use the following format:

Publisher Name looking for [[position]]
Project Length:
Pay Rate:
Additional details:
Respond by:

MODS, can I get this as a sticky?

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LeeSw wrote:

Hmmm

10 bucks a fig?

Pass.

That's almost an average now a days. Like buying a reaper miniature

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To me this is like saying D&D or Pathfinder. Two different rule sets.

But in regards to SJ or SF, it depends on what type of game I am playing. If I want fantasy in my Sci-Fi I'll use SJ, but I'd use spelljammer ships.
If I want Tech Sci-Fi with a touch of fantasy, I'll use SF.

If I want Sci-Fi, I'll use another system.

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I like the write up. And I get wayfinders as a designation similar to the wayfinder compass. I just think of the Wayfinder Foundation from Eberron. So in the same spirit, I found my faction.

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I would be curious if they will. I don't think that it will be though. They also haven't released a product in this line for some time. I would also love it if they would.

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or John Lithgow from the movie, if you want to really derail.

but yes I believe that may have been their intent.

Also if people don't know Modiphius (who made this game) also did the recent Conan RPG as well.

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Shoot, QuinCon XXXII is just up the street. I'll have to check that out.

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Check out rpgnow under wotc. They have released a lot of the old material via pdf. Of course it feels like you are paying full price on some of it.

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Agreed 3rd edition is great. If you look at the writing/development credits you will see the precursor to 3.0 dnd. Also are you aware of the kickstarter that just launched?
Into the Savaged Lands. Suppose to be a setting to the foundation of Talislanta!!

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If your looking at 3rd party publishers. I used a Soulknife when I did a Psylocke character.

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The SW core is $10.
As a note, they did a fantastic conversion of what they could to SW.

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Chemlak wrote:
The problem is with the Pathfinder Compatibility License, rather than any OGL stuff, which is why they're very carefully not claiming it's Pathfinder compatible (though this forum thread is cutting it a bit fine, I suspect). PCL says no "adult themes" and this book is absolutely "adult themed", but I'm also pretty sure that being indirect about it is okay as long as they never (EVER) directly indicate Pathfinder Compatible or display the Pathfinder Compatibility logo.

And I get that part.

But can a publisher use the rule set and not have the PFC licenses associated with the book (regardless of the theme)?
I'm curious how they are going to list the OGL.

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By claiming it's "3.75e" indirectly refers to Pathfinder. Given the idea that it's suppose to be compatible with it, how is this going to work with the PF Compatible OGL licenses? Or is this going to be closer to a True20 OGL licenses or just regular OGL.
Can you claim to be compatible by skirting around it with a different name even though it's using the ruleset?

Let me rephrase, Can you publish a book that is an extension of and implies that it uses the rules of pathfinder without using the compatibility licenses?

Not be a stickler, but this is in the Pathfinder compatible section, even though I know it quote "is" using the ruleset, but won't make it past the agreement.
Should this actually be in the "Third-Party Pathfinder RPG Products" section of the board or should it be moved to another section?

*not trying to rustle feathers, just want the project to be compliant and legal with OGL standards since it can't technically be PF Comp
*already a backer*

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How much will these classes overshadow the base martial classes?

How much will these classes be like those from the advanced class guide in terms of power level?

Has playtesting outside of home groups with been performed or will they be?
~Greg

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Ssalarn wrote:
There's a ton of awesome material queued up for this release, with several new martial classes like the Armiger, Blacksmith, Commander, and Conscript, as well as, obviously, tons of new spheres and talents.

Okay, Devil's advocate time;

How are these going to be any different from classes that are already out or are they just rehashing concepts from other classes to use the sphere system?

Specially with the talent involved, how is the Commander going to be different from the Battle Lord, or the other (two)Commander classes out there? Is it just a rebuild with spheres?

Armiger by definition sounds like a knight or caviler class. How is it special?

Blacksmith - So it's the artisan rebuild for sphere's? Why would we have an interest to invest in a class that's already out there.

Conscript - are we looking at a solider or sidekick? If sidekick, is this just a rehash of a lackey or cohort concept?

How are you rebuilding martials classes so they won't seem like feat trees, and how is this going to interact with the PF system?

Spheres of Power was a replacement to the magic system, what is this replacing? Is it replacing the "optional" stamina system?

Is this just going to be a Drop Dead Studios version of Dreamscarred Press's Path of War?

Is this just an expansion Sphere's of Power that will let you focus on martial vs magic?

How will they interact?

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Alexander Augunas wrote:

Now, I know a lot of what inspires me that doesn't currently exist in the game. Things like:

—A new base class called the sentai that's a mix between Power Rangers and Sailor Moon. Where the vigilante represents an individual who takes part in polite societal while acting in the shadows, the sentai is an ordinary-but-good-hearted-citizen who gains access to mystical powers that empower her to fight evil.

So there are two Sentai like classes that I have come across.

1.Black Flame Studios - Sentai
2. Little Red Goblin Games - Gonzo 2 (can't remember the class name)

There is another one I ran into that was....not good, but its really not worth mentioning.

On Topic:
I found growing up, and even now with my current projects, that all types of anime and kung-fu movies really inspire me.

And video games: Any type of Final Fantasy or even the old game Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura, really set up a good world.

The original introduction for me to "fantasy" was the Dragon Lance books, and The Rose Sea which is more swashbuckler style fantasy.

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Almost had it. This is actually a "Young Guns" reference, not "2". But I'll allow it because we are in the spirit world, I'll pretend I can't see it. :-P

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See I wouldn't use WH Fantasy 3ed world. I would stick to the storyline in their 2nd ed. But then at that point I would just use 2nd ed WHF.

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Talk to the artist you are interested in if you are looking at prices. What John pays for X doesn't mean Sally pays the same. People make friends and negotiate.

Kickstarter is a fail for a 1st time publisher with no name if your goal is over $500. Unless you have something awesome.

I'm going to keep this brief. A lot of publishers had to search for the information you are asking when we started. I'd suggest the google on how a publishing company can do physical. I will say print on demand. You can find the rest that way.

Take a second and dig through this forum. There are several several several post of people asking the same questions you have that have been answered.

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Kevin Mack wrote:
terraleon wrote:
Kevin Mack wrote:

Apolagise if this seems like a thread hijacking but any word on whats to happen with the Gateway pass adventure path?

Thank you for your time.

That particular project was being worked on a handshake basis with Steve because he and I were pretty close. There was no contract for it. Ordinarily, this wouldn't have been an issue, but with Steve's passing, any non-contracted work was put on indefinite haitus. Now, I can approach Miranda about that project in the future, but for at least the next six months, while the rest of the projects are being worked, Gateway Pass will not be progressing.

-Ben.

Thanks for the info and your time.

Ben,

We do have lot of seeds for the AP in the ground. When/If this ever comes back around, let me know. I'm willing to jump back in on it.
~Greg

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Try this: Paranormal Adventures. It has the vessel is kind of a hybrid if I remember.

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I will preface by saying I pay attention to the Paizo Blog and Store Front blog, and I get the weekly news letter. Sometimes I feel that I am missing some really neat things from other companies to buy from the Paizo site.

Has the option been discussed to have a new release section added to the left side column of all the products that the Paizo warehouse/store stocks. Just a simple link, like the others ones, that leads to a product list page of what's new in stock?

Just a thought. I would be curious to know if it's an option to program it into the website.

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What part of town?

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Now Available on the Paizo.

Gateway Pass Adventure Path, Part 1 of 6: Brighton Road

~Greg

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Because it is not on his blog. Which I would say know one knew about it. Does he?

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I have the cloaked dancer PRC from 3.5 on my arm.
Another friend of mine got his VtM clan he always played tattooed on his calf.

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Alexander Augunas wrote:
GarnathFrostmantle wrote:
I may have missed it in the threads, but who are the authors of this book?
The product descriptions never say unless the book was written by one freelancer.

Which is why I asked in the threads for an answer :-). I enjoy certain writer teams over others. Helps influence a blind pre-order or shelf browse.

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Dragon78 wrote:


Inventor/Engineer- Class that uses bombs, guns, tech, and gadgets. Would have good skill point progression and could make, break, or fix things faster.

A ba-gillion 3rd party classes to choose from. if not i recommend looking at the Numeria products combined with an alchemist.

Dragon78 wrote:


Beastmaster- Martial class with a animal or magical beast companion. Maybe a monk like AC bonus based on charisma.

- besides the AC bonus, - are talking about the Hunter class?

Defender/Protector- Paladin with Stalwart defender PrC.

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I may have missed it in the threads, but who are the authors of this book?

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Shard. has about 30 races. If you can find a PDF, they are all easily converted. They are pretty in depth. Like vultures, canaries, eagles. Each animal has 4 or 5 different versions.

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We finally get someone from Nidal! Tell me she has her own crew of silent enforcers. This is awesome.

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If you are looking for a dedicated animal shapeshifter I recommend this shapeshifter.

If you want an augment-able class like an eidolon, I also recommend the metamorph from this book..

Endzeitgeist Review:

The Metamorph-class with d8, 4+Int skills per level, proficiency with simple and natural attacks, but no armor, good 3/4 BAB-progression, good fort- and ref-saves and begin play with a maximum number of 3 attacks and an evolution pool of 3 that scales up to 26 at 20th level. Metamorphs also have a built-in natural armor bonus that increases over the levels and ability-increases dispersed over the levels. 2nd level and every 4 levels thereafter see bonus feats. 1st level metamorphs may choose their genesis, determining the key-ability modifier for the class and modifying the class skill list. Now unlike some other takes on the evolution-based class framework, a list of phenotypes, which determine ultimately the evolutions that become available for the class - a total of 8 phenotypes are provided and a massive table helps the player determine which evolutions are eligible for the phenotype chosen. Only fey and undying may for example choose the basic magic evolution, whereas only bestial, monstrous or reconstructed metamorphs may learn the trample evolution. A metamorph has 2+class level evolution points, +1 at 4th level and every 4 levels thereafter. Evolutions can be reassigned upon gaining a level. The class also sports 3 archetypes - one that wilders amid sorceror bloodlines/eldritch heritages, while metamorphic abominations may wilder in racial heritages. Finally, the Transmogrifist may wilder in the alchemist's toolbox. We also get a sample level 13 character here.

I honestly was NOT looking forward to yet another evolution-based class - after masquerade reveler, underterror and iron titan, I was simply burned out on them. However, Wojciech Gruchala's metamorph ultimately may be one of the most user-friendly and easy to balance takes on the concept - while I prefer the fluff of the masquerade reveler still, the metamorph may be the most user-friendly take on the concept - with the handy table and restrictions that prevent abuse as well as thanks to the cap of maximum attack and the lack of flexible changes of the basic evolutions chosen. All in all, a solid take on the concept I can't really complain about.

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Scott_UAT wrote:
137ben wrote:

Why default to the Paizo store? I think if you are going to include purchase links, and the publisher has their own store, the default should be the publisher's store. Also, some products are available in PDF in multiple venues but only in print in one venue, in which case it might make sense to link to the venue where it is in print.

Complicating matters is the fact that some classes appear in multiple products, so you'd have to decide which one to link to. USUALLY the most recent one is the one the designers would recommend using (since it would have revisions and expansions), but it adds the additional work of keeping the source updated.
Then again, you're the one generously volunteering your time maintaining this list, so do what you feel comfortable doing.
I'm going to do Paizo.com as default because I'm not asking 450 times which people would prefer first lol. Once I get started, if people have a preference, I'd be happy to change them.

Just to quip. This is also a Paizo message board, and it might be fitting to link to the space you use :). But all points are valid.

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Awesome team up. But more importantly, what's the project or theme, ie reason for the team up?

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Hi Ken, at your leisure of course. Its just the condition of the free copy :).
I will notify Liz and have her add it to your account her on Paizo.

3 free review copies left!!

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Hey Folks,

I'm Greg, I own Amora Game, and we are trying our hand at the 13th age system.
A couple of years ago at this point we launch a Kickstarter for our Pathfinder book, Liber Influxus Communis, and one of the popular classes was the conduit written by Mike Myler.

Well at the turn of the new year, Sasha Hall (another one of our freelacers) wanted to take a crack at converting it to 13th Age compatible. I let Sasha have free reign and I think it turned out really well. It is called Conduits of the Age.

So in this light I am biased. What I would love to do is have a few other people look at it and review it. In this mind I am looking to give away 4 free copies for the purpose of honest reviews. There is a catch, you have to review it. If something doesn't work, you have to tell us why versus just saying "it sucked".

I'll be checking this post later today, and if anyone is interested, post below.

Thanks
~Greg

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rando1000 wrote:


Then I got to thinking, what if I went a different direction? What if the galactic Federation/Empire/etc. had already existed, but was destroyed in the distant past, and humanity in the modern era somehow stumbled on it.

That's the entire plot of Warhammer Fantasy..

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If you are looking for Warforge type, Ironborn of Questhaven is a successor of sorts. It is pretty solid and race flexibility. Want to play a short stocky construct, you can do that.

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Tiny D10 - all you need is 1d10

Rules are a single page double sided print out.

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