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RPG Superstar 2013 Marathon Voter, 2014 Marathon Voter. Pathfinder Society Member. 1,161 posts. No reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 3 Pathfinder Society characters.


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Qadira

Let's say a man is being persecuted and a paladin gives him shelter.
Then the persecutor come to the paladin searching for the fugitive.
They threaten the paladin and make sure he knows that if they ever find out that he is sheltering the fugitive he will die.
The paladin then hands the fugitive to them.
Should the paladin fall?

maybe dying was the correct choice. Being an example of righteousness to inspire the world. Right and wrong do not care about making it to level 20 or that the paladin is a PC.

Qadira

FAQed, I like this idea and see no reason to not allow it.

edit: and it works with vital strike ;)

Qadira

thebigragu wrote:
Each damage roll, not each attack. Important difference. Probably not legal though, because the devs probably never intended MM to be used creatively, like Vital Strike. If you find a way to make it great, it must be a mistake.

smite and magic missile are already great. Vital strike though...maybe if you are a huge hippo.

Qadira

don't feel silly, Summoner is a complicated class with lots of little bits of information. besides they reused the ability name even though it has this big difference (or was there a druid nerf?).

I had seen this come up before so I knew it had to be somewhere.

Qadira

I am not familiar with mythic, but you answered your own question. You can charge on a standard action if that's the only action you can take that turn. Gaining an extra standard action is not a bonus turn (unless it says so somewhere)

Qadira

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Link (Ex)

A summoner and his eidolon share a mental link allows for communication across any distance (as long as they are on the same plane). This communication is a free action, allowing the summoner to give orders to his eidolon at any time. In addition, magic items interfere with the summoner’s connection to his eidolon. As a result, the summoner and his eidolon share magic item slots. For example, if the summoner is wearing a ring, his eidolon can wear no more than one ring. In case of a conf lict, the items worn by the summoner remain active, and those used by the eidolon become dormant. The eidolon must possess the appropriate appendages to utilize a magic item.

edit: If you could see me i would look like a ninja. *you hear the sounds of sunglasses being put on*

Qadira

There are d20 rules for fading suns. Not steam, but maybe something useful.

Qadira

Damian Magecraft wrote:
TriOmegaZero wrote:
Damian Magecraft wrote:
there is enough unique to the class that sharing spontaneous casting with all casters will not detract from it.
I don't see a reason to have separate classes with those distinctions. You could combine them without much trouble.

fair enough.

I prefer that there be multiple caster types not just one with variations.

exactly, More options and systems is better than 1. To build a straw man, it is better to have different weapons instead of one (ranged, reach, melee, light, one handed, exotic..).

the soon to be released Arcanist class will combine wizard and sorcerer classes in an unique way. Which is also fun.

Qadira

Low Templar in SE Asia wrote:

As a GM you try the classic hostage situation: "Take another step and I'll kill your friend." (Unconscious ally under the BBEGs knife)

Players: "Go ahead and kill him. We'll just pay for the raise dead and at this tier still come out with a good amount of gold."

GM: "You guys suck."

This is risking the departed being on a fast track to final judgement and being unressurectable by normal magics. Or just meeting lost loved ones and deciding to stay with them in the afterlife.

edit to add to the thread: Fellow PC searches a door for traps, rolls anything, says it looks safe. My PC "You need to do more than look at it for a second before I trust anything you say" OoC take 20, its only a minute.

also it would be great if the GM described the effect we are saving against, it matters to what abilities my PC uses (rerolls etc) and can answer the is x,y,z type of effect to some extent.

Qadira

Ascalaphus wrote:
GeneticDrift wrote:

If you want to do this, let them have the option of a 1 being a miss or they can reroll the attack for a chance to hit. Failure is a fumble.

As this is solely an option it cannot be seen as a punishment (maybe a false option, but i think it is decent).

Interesting idea. But if their to-hit is really good, doesn't increase their to-hit chances even further?

Yes, the idea is to make it very tempting, high risk/reward. If you never state exact effect you can keep changing things so it is always a significantly bad result on a fumble. This would not be great for builds that hit on 2s but you could add a penalty to the attack.

AoO from all threatening you, stumble and fall into an adjacent square, drop your weapon, accidentally throw your weapon, hit an ally, your weapon breaks, your weapon gets stuck ("better" for dex based characters), If you get hit next turn it is an auto crit (helm got knocked off), you lose sight of an enemy (SA/invis bonus for one attack), you cut your self and start bleeding, you knock your self off balance and lose your remaining attacks....The idea is not to murder the PC if they fumble so be careful.

Qadira

Odessa - Never forget!

Qadira

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If you want to do this, let them have the option of a 1 being a miss or they can reroll the attack for a chance to hit. Failure is a fumble.

As this is solely an option it cannot be seen as a punishment (maybe a false option, but i think it is decent).

Qadira

I've had a sorcerer enemy (Boss) in PFS almost wipe a whole party with a wand of it.

You can meet ghosts before the party is equipped to deal with them.

Wizard apprentice hordes with wands of MM are murder.

It beats other level 1 damage spells as you level.

Counter spelling in a specific AP (even vs meta magiced versions)saved us from party wipe.
-later in that same AP but different book, I was happy to have it memorized.

Qadira

This could still be done,A book of magic themes/rules alterations. To make magic more meaningful and of course mimic to some extent magic systems of books we have read.

Qadira

Maybe have them cause fatigue, exhaustion, and other effects.

Qadira

if you need a spell to do something different. Just make one up, if the PCs are lucky maybe they will find a scroll of it or the creator's spell book.

Qadira

spending all of your wealth and feats on one trick is a thing. a stupid thing but you can do it. You don't even have the space for feats to craft these things.

Qadira

LazarX wrote:
Kobold Cleaver wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Er, it's not taking 10 that's the problem... it's that Survival doesn't always apply, or isn't always practical at the moment.

The core rulebook doesn't list options for "fast survival": There is no listed way to move more than half your normal move and still gather food.

The ranger rides on, one hand dangling down and scooping up berries, edible roots, and small game as he goes.

5% chance of hedgehog.

Sounds like your ranger is built like a giraffe. I'd like you to try scooping up berries from horseback.

'

The horse is not going to let you steal his snack ;)

Qadira

the fluff seems to be a complete miss.

is fire involved?
does it bring you back from the dead?
flight?
birds?
at all related to the bestiary entry? ... well it does have a decent wisdom score.

my quick take on it. it probably needs a passive ability as well.

phoenix style: adds your wis as fire damage, otherwise it is the same

phoenix grace: You may also apply your damage bonus from power attack to the fire damage from phoenix style, by doubling the penalty to hit. (effectively doubling the damage bonus with no penalty if you take Furious Focus).

Phoenix strike: when using the phoenix style standard action attack, you also heal an amount equal to the fire damage dealt at the start of your next turn. If this brings you above 0 hp you may take a free action to stand that does not provoke an AoO.

Qadira

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When you cannot apply sneak attack damage you instead add minimum SA damage.

Qadira

I disagree with everything you suggested about fixing the system.

edit: I am willing to bend on allowing similar class mechanics being released at the same time, but not changing classes to be more similar.

Qadira

you are working with NPCs, this is doomed to failure.

Qadira

the best i came up with in a minute.

describe all of the monsters in an odd way and ask if they want to disbelieve after interacting with it (different color, or wearing hats). of course the good old natural 20 kinda messes with this, so make them re roll it.

Qadira

with an area of effect of your square I can see it being ok. The ring is more of a hindrance to the user than an invisibility ring is.

I would also suggest that it not be a ring slot, a face or throat slot seems more thematic. so 30k for ring 20k for thematic location is my vote (with your square as the area silenced).

Qadira

Martial feats that fill magic item slots and are worth it.

Qadira

Deadmanwalking wrote:
williamoak wrote:
Doesnt pathfinder society basically already have a network of teleportation circles between the various lodges? I know the dont use it for merchantry, but they do use it for basic transport of their dudes. I think it was called the "hao jin tapestry".
This is actually not true in default Golarion, only in PFS organized play, where it's necessary given the area-hopping nature of said organized play. For the record.

I could have sworn it has been mentioned in an adventure path or two.

Qadira

Step one to surviving a fantasy setting - don't get noticed

Kings won't execute you
Assassins won't come for you
Peasants won't burn some of your stuff
No one will expect you to trade your life for theirs

Edit: don't be predictable.

Qadira

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my name in the credits or as an author :)

Qadira

here is an other thread this came up in, Phantasmal web

I am of the opinion passing the spellcraft gives you +4, there are some rare abilities that can deceive you on the check as well as an illusion you did not discover.

Qadira

Nothing in the fast zombie stat block says it is a haste effect. So they can stack.

Qadira

sunbeam wrote:

Arcane Eye is really great. No one ever uses it though.

Arcane eye is great and gets uses every time if we have a caster who can cast it.

Qadira

I teach why this can't be done in my advanced class; 901 Applied cosmic awareness and Womble field interaction. It isn't something the uneducated can understand. If you are really interested you could sign up for my 101 introduction to magic theory, but I only accept applicants who can pay in gold.

/just being silly.

Qadira

i cannot see how giving a caster extra feats would be a good thing - for balance. Of course at a table with friends it could be fun and not a problem.

Qadira

if str is involved it isn't really purely mental

Qadira

cyborg (any class). But Samurai could use some archetypes.

Qadira

Samurai are an amazing class. They have a resolve/challenge resource that is much more interesting than ki.

I don't like giving ki to a fighter, but Ruggs has a fun sounding idea. I would go with something like that.

Qadira

people do bad things for many reasons, none of them should be just because they are evil.

Qadira

i encountered something similar in an AP, it became a villain we all feared. thankfully it was not brought back to life as an undead creature to follow relentlessly.

Qadira

why put a cliff there if not for something like this. it is fun for everyone (GM and PC)

Qadira

Yes and you just produce light but are still invisible.

Qadira

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They go in the corner. /joke

Qadira

The heavy labor or performance trick should be fine IMO.

Qadira

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a caster can willingly follow a martial for many reasons. Love, respect, idealism, responsibility, patriotism, etc.

Qadira

wizards are the poster boy of corruptible. Clerics have evil/chaotic gods, Druids can conflict with society, witches have curses. it is much easier to make other classes the bbeg.

Qadira

str focused druids can use the combat forms well. I started with a 16 str and am doing well, i just avoid spells with saves.

a wis based druid can still benefit from wild shape. Defense, mobility, and special abilities with saves. Since it uses your wis mod for save DCs instead of the default save DC in the bestiary.

Qadira

i do not recall a time requirement in the paladin class.

Qadira

i have had similar thoughts Gherrick. Maybe allow specialists up to 1 cl higher on their school and -1 on others.

i am more in favor of minimum caster level with ways to boost up to your CL, a small bonus to specialists, a small bonus if you spend a move action. with meta working as you suggested.

Qadira

i dont remember it, but if it was in a paperback, 3.5, or 3pp I wouldnt know it.

Qadira

I tend to see people make background stories either about how awesome they are or how awesome their level 20 wizard dad was. Both are horrible back ground stories in my opinion.

I tend to make short backgrounds that lead to why the PC is adventuring (now, lol ive had some bad ones too).

Qadira

be happy the spell works in a situation it was not designed for.

edit: not that i would do it, but it is how i view spells would work in the fantasy setting. I would have it work as listed as it is magic and does not work like we expect.

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