Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Sort of like this.
You could probably argue that the Psion had already made their action for that round: intiative is Psion, Sky-Pirate, Julio, Everyone else.
As for Tarquin's AoO: Improved Sunder is the Swashbuckler's friend.
The rules are very flexible when you can't see the PCs' character sheets.
Why people who haven't earned my respect expect it of me. No, living longer then me does not warrant respect. Maybe if you're Jack Churchill.
I always treat people with respect when I first meet them.
They can lose my respect by poor behaviour but I start from a position of respect.
It is the first step in building positive relationships with people.
The telling question would be, why are you disrespectful to strangers when you first meet them?
I am now a morning person, because after my child wakes she often has another nap for a few hours. Since she has woken me already, it's a good time to get stuff done.
After a few weeks: voila, Morning person!
Rich white kids who "pretend to be black"
A very old phenomenom which might be better framed as 'advantaged people adopt some of the cultural elements originally unique to a disadvantaged group'.
Rich white kids don't pretend to be rich black kids who went to the same schools as they did. They don't pretend to be black, really, they adopt elements of a pseudo-subversive, 'edgy' culture.
They're not pretending to be Philip Banks.
This is the type of silliness up with which we will not put.
Yes, foregrounding the object can lead to silly sentences.
However, 'We will not put up with this type of silliness' is fluent and elegant. Diverting from SVO should be done with purpose.
, breaking up verb phrases is usually a bad idea: try replacing 'put up with' with 'endure' or 'accept' and you'll be able to foreground the object with some style.
This is the type of silliness which we will not accept.
The 8th Dwarf wrote:
I think the whinging pom, was having an aneurism when came to the realisation that he lives on a dull grey soggy little island of little account. Where as the descendants of convicts exiled by his lot live in an egalitarian sunny paradise.
As long as you moved to Australia in the appropriate wave of settlement...
Geraint- was that back when it was an AP for D&D?
Also, I understand back when there was only a core book that's the way people played... But how many groups have you seen in the past year that only used a core book? Even new PF players tend to buy an APG.
My experience is that new players don't buy any books, just borrow from the GM and ask plenty of questions.
Well, all forms of dnd allow you to buy splatbooks and plan builds. I was just pointing out that I have a similarly large sample size but a different experience.
I just don't think that you can decide what a 'normal' playstyle is based upon anyone's local experience. Not when discussing on an international forum.
...We are working steadily on it! ^^
I like the main thrust of their ideas but I'm not sure if they've really licked it yet. There are a lot of balls in the air with this project and I'm straining to stay abreast of it all.
I'd love to see you put forward a coherent critique of Tolkein, rather than throwing lazy insults.
Personally, I found your comment a wen on the arse of these boards...
See how empty that is?
I would recommend reading the Rasputin volume. It reads wonderfully and the gameplay drips off the page.
It might change your mind.
MYTHIC TOZ wrote:
I'll color inside your lines as long as those lines actually draw a picture and not a box.
It's a big box. A box the size of a room, with real walls and a ceiling and floor. Inside is an orc. And a pie.
Bill Lumberg wrote:
Nothing more comic than a disfiguring scar...
290. Yawning. PCs must make will save or yawn as well.
I want an image of Zon-Kuthon and Shelyn in the same room.
Her sadness and pity and loss with his madness and rage a guilt and everything.
That would be awesome.
The Wizard's Mask is a Pathfinder Tales novel set mostly in Molthune (but also spending some time in Nirmathas, which is full of Molthuni soldiers at the time).
It should prove helpful.
The problem is that the wikia people have strong google-fu.
pathfinderwiki is updated and maintained mostly by the people who originally worked on the golaripedia.
There was a post many moons ago about why they didn't scuttle the old site when they jumped ship. I think it's a shame though: it would avoid confusion if the pathfinderwiki was the site and wikia's pull didn't keep an out-of-date site atop google searches.
The mistake was made in a medieval bestiary and Gygax lifted it.
Never been corrected despite being confusing and counter-intuitive.
Creighton Broadhurst wrote:
The thing is... Raging Swan has brilliant cover art.
You've just found a way to get that art much more cheaply by using design as your 'art'.
The little Swan logo, the white on black, the framing... it looks intriguing and tempting in a way that not all cover art does.
That said, I became a Raging Swan buyer because of the free preview pieces. I like the way they were directly tied to for-purchase releases (free setting material for an adventure that I would go on to buy, free first section of a larger dungeon). It shows confidence in your stuff and lets me, as a consumer, feel like I'm making an informed choice.
None of these will get you shunned.
It's actually often a mark of the cooler-than-you RPG-er to shun really popular series works like Tolkein, Jordan, Whedon and Lovecraft.
You can follow it up by talking about your love of Zelazny and Le Guin, maybe name-check a few other Appendix N writers and suggest that Clarke Ashton Smith is better than Lovecraft to really round it all out.
If you really want to be shunned you should try stuff like: "What kind of loser sits around rolling dice and pretending to be an elf or whatever? Losers. Loo-sers."
Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:
I always think Brubeck sounds too mannered.
He needs to play a bit more like he's had a few drinks and there's someone hot sat on the piano.
I've been listening to lots of Cap'n Jazz lately. It's not actually jazz, and I don't think they're sailors either...
Wouldn't 'Let he who hath understanding' be better?
'Him' suggests a reference to a specific indvidual whereas 'he' is used more generically.
tin hat on:
Aw, c'mon. I know it's a quote from the Head-Of-Opressive-Murder-Family Jimmy Bible. 'He' still sounds better.
Don't give NPCs special magic GM-tastic powers.
Decide how you think individuals in Sandpoint would respond to certain events and then see what the players do.
Will they confess? Make excuses? Hush things up?
As GM, you don't get to decide where this goes: you present the scenario and the players take it onward.
Even if the crime is discovered I would not cut-scene-to-prison. Have your players play out the arrest: do they resist? flee? go quietly? use diplomacy?
They have created a cool situation for roleplaying. Let it flow...
My goblin barbarian was trapped in the hold of a sinking ship, surrounded by dread zombies, after failing the ludicrously easy acrobatic check to slip past them all.
Fortunately he had the Smasher rage power. As everyone was saying 'aw, I'll miss that guy' he tore a hole in the hull of the ship and escaped in the watery chaos.
I loved that game.
I would be willing to run, but have never run PbP before. What all is involved in it?
It is pretty smooth.
I find maps really hard to do.
You create a recruitment thread and then you get to start a linked thread in the campaign/pbp area. The person who creates the thread can do fun things like removing players from the player area and writing a campaign overview.
This is my Council of Thieves game. You can see that you get:
As for running a game?
Look through some examples and you'll see it is pretty straightforward.
Gorum would suit Thraft of Canaan by High On Fire.
The music suits and the lyrics are spot on:
For Irori, I would probably go for something blissed out and lyric-free: Sigur Ros
On the specific rule
The -4 represents taking care to avoid your friend. Your friend is moving about and getting in the way.
Even with the ray, your friend is moving about and blocking your aim.
There used to be rules about ignoring the penalty but if you miss by x amount then you hit your friend instead of your foe.
Those rules were awkward and overcomplicated (armour makes them especially odd). Sometimes the system simplifies and streamlines: it's a game rather than a simulation.
Similarly, there is no such thing as facing in the game. The rules do not support the idea of the enemy having their back to you.
Why? Facing creates needless complication and reduces the sense of combat as a fluid, dynamic situation.
If he cares enough about it then he can take precise shot so that his player does not take that penalty.
The rule has been used happily by players across the world since 2000.
On rules complaints
At the table, it wastes time and undermines the fun of the group to be debating rules. The rules are there to support the game, not be the game.
If your player wants to debate rules then they should get a copy of the Core Rulebook and read it through. Then they could come on the boards and ask about rules that they don't like or don't make sense to them.
All of this takes place away from the table and does not dirupt the game.
You might also suggest that the player has a go at GMing, that's the best way to get to grips with how the rules work and why they might be there. They could GM a free adventure from Paizo if they don't want to design their own.
Ultimately, few of us have the skill, time or desire to rewrite a complex ruleset that has been produced by full-time professionals and then heavily edited and playtested twice.
DM Beckett wrote:
Is it possible to mix and match the games? For example, to play SuperMunch'Thulhu Bites?
Yes. Sometimes it works brilliantly but other times it can be a little strange. Always works rules-wise.
I imagine some Pathfinder fans making custom decks, like Pathfinder/Pirate for a Skull & Shackles Munchkin or Pathfinder/Cthulu for those who want Dark Tapestry Munchkin.
Player's Guides often seem to not get enough love.
The first two were fantastic though.
I'd love to temporarily possess Liz and make her declare:"All Player's Guides must be written by the developer."
They always seem to be written by a team of little-known writers.
Edit: written and compiled by Adam Daigle and Jay Loomis.
So, the traits are 'compiled' from the Demon Slayer's Handbook.
And then it is written by an intern.
The first taste anyone has of an AP is written by an intern...
The fluff is great.
The solution is simple.
Play a magus.
You've already said that spell books are optional, that you want to melee, that you want spells on stand-by.
You could play with utility spells: "We spent an hour trying to climb that thing and now you tell us you can fly!" Or with damage boosters: "Don't make me have to hurt you."
Mimos-Tauro: Protoindoeuropean roots for Minotaur: Means 'to Mime-Bull'. You might try your Minotaur in a travelling fight club/pageant role.
Just want to makes sure that yellowdingo's obsessive miscommunication doesn't go too far.
There were several mythical kings of the Eastern Greek world called Minos.
The most famous was from Crete. He had such a huge influence on perceptions of Greek prehistory that scholars call a lengthy period of prehistoric Crete the Minoan Civilisation.
Minos is actually the Cretan word for King.
The Minoan culture had a festical/ritual/cult-activity (hard to tell as the first-hand evidence is drawn from pot-paintings) of bull-jumping and other bull-related cult activities which had a legacy and tradition which continued into the Archaic and later Greek periods (when Greeks began writing down their stories).
The most famous (in the Ancient world, when the word was coined, as well as now) event of King Minos' life was that he refused to slay a bull which was to be sacrificed to Poseidon, so the bull raped his wife, Pasiphae, and a child was born of that union.
This child was a man-bull and Minos later forced the Athenians, with Zeus' help, to send seven young men and seven young women to be sacrificed to the bull each year. The bull was kept in a labyrinth that was created by Daedalus and Icarus. Minos was so cruel that he locked away his genius labyrinth builder in the labyrinth. Famously, Daedalus and Icarus escaped by constructing wings from wax and fallen faethers. As they fled, Icarus was drawn to the sun, flew too high and was drowned when the sun melted the wax that held his feathers in place.
The oldest part of that story is the man-bull child of Minos bit.
Influenced by the Minos=king of Crete=Crete element the beast from these stories was called a Minos (King of Crete) + Tauros (bull). Literally a Cretan Bull or Minos' Bull.
So Minotaur and mummery have a spurious connection at best.
I can see how someone who doesn't know their Ancient Greek history and culture might imagine that the minotaur myth grew out of performance with men dressed as bulls and therefore make a tenuous proto-Indo-European link.
However, once you understand the strong connection between Crete and cult/display/festival/some-kind-of-important activity with real bulls then it becomes clear that minotaurs are Cretan Bulls.
yellowdingo likes to bring up proto-Indo-European regularly as if it were a real language. He never seems to bother explaining about this fairly obscure field of study when he does so.
Proto-Indo-European is a theoretical language which most scholars admit probably never existed as a single defined language entity. It is formed through backward construction of linked words in different diverse ancient languages across Southern Europe, the Middle-East and into India.
It is a useful tool for exploring cultural links, ancient communication and building theoretical models of migration and cultural links.
It is sometimes a useful tool for examining the origin of words, but this is not the primary purpose and it should be used carefully to do so. Using proto-Indo-European to find word meanings is, inevtiably, built on a basis of speculation and assumption.
TL;DR? Minoatur is a word linked with Crete (Minos' Kingdom) and Bulls (Tauros). Yellowdingo is pushing proto-Indo-European too far.
Mark Moreland wrote:
Go team! That is one solid set of writers.
I loved Amanda's stuff in Fey Revisited, Wes is Wes!, Jason, Jason and Russ are strong. This is a solid team.
I am also excited to see Nic back in the game. Back in the game!
James Jacobs wrote:
James, much as I respect you, you've got this terribly wrong.
Welsh people get the [awesome] subtype
Welsh people have the following traits:
There you go.
No need to thank me: glad I could help.
Over here in Blighty, the monarchy is part of a system of privilege that is a constant slap in the face to everyone else.
The media is, right now, busy reminding us all that our children are much, much less important than royal children.
I wouldn't want a President though, our Prime Ministers already have too much concentrated authority.
I just wish our monarch/president/figurehead lived in a small, pretty cottage in the country on a small stipend and we didn't fund their relatives (the [un]civil list is absurd).
It's not just the £13m a year we shell out to her while pensioners live on handouts, it's all the other stuff. The monarchy is directly tied to, and supports, a system where we are governed by self-serving, blinkered, callow Eton+Oxbridge buffoons.
I tire of the fawing, cap-doffing, yokelry of it all. If a woman who has been pampered for all her years wants me to call her ma'am and bow to her then I hope she is calling someone like my father (who has devoted his life to working damn-hard to help other people) 'Good Sir' and bowing down to him about as low as she can go. He is, by any measure I can find, better than her. And that is everything that is wrong with the system. In a nutshell. Right there. None of them have earned it and they don't even have the decency to look embarrassed and apologetic. Instead they act like they're entitled: like they deserve it.