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Claxon wrote:

The problem is that people react very differently to being bluff depending on the situation and what they are being bluffed about.

Military base?
Bluffer - "Sir I forget my ID, the general knows me though and I'm here to bring him his lunch."
MP - "Stand right there and I'll call the general and sort this out. Try to cross into the base and I will shoot you."

No amount of bluff should overcome certain scenarios, IMO.

My reply to that, for a successful bluff to enter a Military Base, watch Real Genius.


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Little Nicky


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Nuts!!


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A Racially Insensitive Gnome wrote:
Turin the Mad wrote:
Depends - if we're talking reincarnation, that's only 20 pounds of gold. ;)
But then with reincarnate you may come back as a dirty bugbear. Or worse, a kobold!

Hey! I resemble that remark!


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I'm also liking the description of Elias Mires.

Spoiler:
Did he take an arrow to the knee? XD


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Things I like (so far, only about 1/3 of the way through the book):

The sidebar on Trust; Benefit of the Doubt; and Forgiveness (save me some face-palms XD )

The gods basically screwing over the dwarves, and the dwarves (understandably) effectively telling the gods to shove it. (Great source of conflict and RP ideas)

The random events and little side-quests to help build up relationships with the townsfolk.

Things I'd like to see:

Add me to the list of people who would have liked to have seen better descriptions of the new races.

I was going to suggest illustrations, also, but I got to page 56 and found the picture of Grezen, and so got a better idea of what a cheebat looks like.


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This is almost as hilarious as the Grappling Succubus thread.


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This just after I eated all the cookies (Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip) I made.

Is there a connection?

I'm not saying. >_>


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Rochefort. Isn't that a smelly kind of cheese?


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I ban bans, but not Ban.


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I ban players, they just get in the way of my epic storyline.


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Because the release date for the hardback got moved.


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Yes, using the feat you prepare the spell with it ahead of time, if you are a caster that prepare spells. So, for example, a Magic Missile using the Silent Metamagic feat, would be a Silent Magic Missile and would be placed in a second level slot.

Rods you use as you cast the spell, so if you had a rod of Lesser Silent Metamagic, you could cast any of your 1st through 3rd level spells as a Silent spell, but only 3 spells/day.


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Shane LeRose wrote:
Would smurfs be tiny or diminutive?

Sumrfs are three apples high (which looks to be about 6" from what I can tell from the pictures of Gargamel having caught some), so diminutive.


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So, in our last session we had a fine example of tag team chicanery.

Minor spoiler:
The vampire Favored Soul of Loviatar and drow Rogue/Red Mantis Assassin teamed up to trick a group of monsters making a shakedown attempt.

Neither are especially focused on social skills, though they both have fair values in Bluff (a 15 and 10, respectively).

So, a group of bugbear, ogres, and an ettin, all members of the army the PCs are allied with, decided to try to shake them down. The monsters were in way over their heads, as the PCs are 13th level. I expected them to just destroy the fools and move on. Little did I know...

The biggest (and dumbest) ogre, demands a toll of 50 gold apiece from the PCs and their assorted cohorts/minions/hangers-on. The vampire, pretending to be confused, successfully bluffed the ogre into thinking they (the PCs) didn't know what gold was. The ogre pulled out a handful (17 gold) of coins, and showed them. The drow (with his Sleight of Hand skill of 15, proceeds to try to steal the gold out of the ogre's hand while he's talking to the vampire.) He rolls a 2, but even with the +10 bonus for the spotting obvious theft, fails to spot the drow take the money. He is confused as to where his money went.

The drow then proceeds to attempt to pay the toll, with the ogre's own money, and bluff him into thinking they gave him more than what he demanded. One decent bluff roll by the drow, and abysmal sense motive check by the ogre convinces him that since 7 is obviously more than 5, 17 gold is more than 50.

The PCs go on their way, but I have a feeling the band might figure it out eventually and confront the PCs at a later date.


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Professor Bedlam: "Please, I am not super. I am not a villain. I'm just a regular man like yourself with a thousand times more money, intelligence and taste."


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Marcus Robert Hosler wrote:
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Marcus Robert Hosler wrote:
Regardless, the GM is always right from a rules perspective. The GM's words are the rules...
Incorrect. The GM is "the final arbiter when it comes to rules". That does not, in any way, form, or shape, translate to "he is always right" or "his words are the rules". His job in the game is to arbitrate. He is, in effect, President or Prime Minister of the game; he runs it, he doesn't own it. It belongs to the entire play group and he is only one individual among several in that group; maybe an individual with a very particular job, but an individual none the less. The GM is not your King, your Emperor, nor your God. He is another player in the game who has a specific job in the game. Period.
I would say that being a GM is not a job.
Substitute "responsibility", if you like. That is a thing the GM most definitely has.

I would say that GMing is not an obligation either.

He or she is the Game Master, not the game referee.

O_o

A referee is exactly what the GM's role is.

"A gamemaster (simplify as GM, also known as game master, game manager, game moderator or referee) is a person who acts as an organizer, officiant for questions regarding rules, arbitrator, and moderator for a multiplayer role-playing game."

Gamemaster


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I'd allow it, because Rule of Cool.


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If my dice seem to be rolling off, I just give them a look of stern disapproval. They generally fall in line after that.


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But they'll continue conversing it, forever, just because...


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Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:

The REAL question, of course, is which volume of an upcoming Adventure path are we going to mislabel with the RPG logo?

Because, you know, balance and stuff.

It should be #100. ;D


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Calex wrote:
Treefolk wrote:
Well I can't even feel left out (I can't find my private messages to begin with!)
I'm sure someone will send you a private message to tell you how...

You sir, are an evil, evil man. I like that. Reminds me of me.


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Lord Foul II wrote:

Player says: "I use sense motive on the cake"

Player means: "my paladin is drunk, I'm a theator major, and method acting is totally a thing"
actually happened, thankfully I was not the GM, but another player

DM says: "The cake is a lie."


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Bored now... I blame Cosmo. :D


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Anguish wrote:
"If you want a 12-part AP, go buy one of the zero that exist."

Oh, so this doesn't exist ... Zeitgeist

nor this... War of the Burning Sky

Hmmm... :/


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In response to number 3: How appropriate, you fight like a cow.


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Liam Warner wrote:
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Lamontius wrote:


This was a lot more fun before the grappler became a paladin.
Where the heck is AD and his flexible druid?
I have a shapeshifting psion and her psicrystal (which also shapeshifts). The psicrystal is immune to level drain but is just kinky (and that's cannon). A fun fact about psionic shapeshifting is metamorphosis doesn't require you to pick a common form so your imagination is the limits. You can even turn into objects...animated! :P

I remember the shifter epic prestige class in DnD did that too as you went up in levels you could shift into plants, rocks, abominations whatever you wanted without using spells, fun class.

Out of curiosity is there any items around that protect a player from level drain and negative energy? (I ask as I'm getting ready for work and don't have time to go through my books.

Yeah there is. Death ward (cleric/paladin spell) not only makes you totally immune to all negative energy and energy drain effects, it provides a +4 on saves vs death effects, and lasts 10 min / level to boot (which means more than 1 hour at the level a cleric gets it).
Thanks but I'm looking for an item rather than a spell, I'll have a hunt when u get home on Friday.

The Succubus Bride adventure for 3.5 has precisely the item you need, the Ring of Dark Delights. It was made to protect from the level drain of outsiders.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:

My players told me recently I buy too many books for us to use in our games, given how little we get together these days. "Feh!" I shouted. "Feh on your 'too many books'!"

Yeah, I'm buying this. I've waited too long for this book. It must be mine.

One of my players said the same thing to me. My response was "You can never have too many books, only too few bookshelves."

Deadmanwalking wrote:

Conan's clearly a Slayer, maybe with a dip in Barbarian (mostly for Uncanny Dodge).

Tarzan could pretty readily be a Hunter.

On the Precision Damage thing: I said it was disputed/unclear, not that Swashbucklers could do damage to concealed targets for sure. And yeah, some official clarification on this point would definitely be nice.

Also a thief and reaver. :D

“Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet.”


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I blame Cosmo for my recent My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic watching binge.


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A hill or cliff face with a cave/tunnel going into it.


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I'm Hiding In Your Closet Should Not Rule This City! We have enough clowns in politics as it is. ;P


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Despite having pretty strong opinions on paladins, I'm not throwing any fuel on that fire.

On topic: My go to alignment is Lawful Good.


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Kobold Cleaver should not rule this city because of all the drop bears and fiendish dire weasels he has turned loose on the world. (ALso because he ninja'ed me.)


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Tinkergoth wrote:
Philip Dhollander wrote:
Soooo... was this an April's fools day joke or serious? If serious, I'm game! :-)
Well given that it was posted the day BEFORE April 1st, has been up for a week AFTER April 1st, and the Paizo team have repeatedly said "This is not an April Fools joke", I think we're good. So, you know, party on! :D

And if they come back with "it was all a joke", now, it goes from an April Fools joke to epic scale trolling. ;D


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Congrats TacticsLion, and Happy Holidays to all.


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My October subscriptions has moved to December as well, but looks like Paizo is on top of things.


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It's too bad there's no summon monster spell that summons sheep.

Ah well, my android will just have to dream of electric sheep.


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I think these two links are particularly relevant here...

Not Always Working

Not Always Right


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212: Building a Shrine (Comedic: Building a Stalker Shrine to one of the PCs)


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Playing 1st Edition D&D. I had a Gnome Assassin whose most prized possession was a Ring of Invisibility. He went invisible everywhere, didn't matter if he needed to or not, consequently the party rarely if ever knew where he was.

We find a door, my invisible gnome stands beside it, on the hinge side, waiting for them to open it so he can sneak in and do his assassin thing.

They jerk the door open, which opens [u]into[/u] the room we were in. Door hits my gnome, and does enough damage to knock him into negative HPs. He bled to death without ever being found.


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Areks wrote:
Is it just me or did they completely skip Ninja for character backgrounds???

Obviously the ninjas are keeping their backgrounds hidden. >_>


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I play 3.5 with a bit of added Pathfinder stuff, so yes. XD


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I blame Cosmo for my moustache not being as awesome as his.


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I blame Cosmo for the fact that I have no cinnamon bears.


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agentJay wrote:
Who needs swords to kill? I use my mind...

Like this?


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I was looking in my copy of Aurora's Whole Realms Catalog and it gives the price of Nexalan cigars at 10 gp each.


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DIRECTIVE 233: Restrain hostile feelings.
DIRECTIVE 234: Promote positive attitude.
DIRECTIVE 235: Suppress aggressiveness.
DIRECTIVE 236: Promote pro-social values.
DIRECTIVE 238: Avoid destructive behavior.
DIRECTIVE 239: Be accessible.
DIRECTIVE 240: Participate in group activities.
DIRECTIVE 241: Avoid interpersonal conflicts.
DIRECTIVE 242: Avoid premature value judgments.
DIRECTIVE 243: Pool opinions before expressing yourself.
DIRECTIVE 244: Discourage feelings of negativity and hostility.
DIRECTIVE 245: If you haven't got anything nice to say, don't talk.
DIRECTIVE 248: Don't say that you are always prompt when you are not.
DIRECTIVE 249: Don't be oversensitive to the hostility and negativity of others.
DIRECTIVE 250: Don't walk across a ballroom floor swinging your arms.
DIRECTIVE 254: Encourage awareness.
DIRECTIVE 256: Discourage harsh language.
DIRECTIVE 258: Commend sincere efforts.
DIRECTIVE 261: Talk things out.
DIRECTIVE 266: Smile.
DIRECTIVE 267: Keep an open mind.
DIRECTIVE 268: Encourage participation.
DIRECTIVE 273: Avoid stereotyping.
DIRECTIVE 278: Seek non-violent solutions.

:P


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My party went to Thornkeep and all I got was this lousy haversack.


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I'll just leave this here


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Well, that's informative. :/

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