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Taldor

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Scale Mail!

You know where the Slor belongs.

You remember asking about Aroden before they swore never to reveal what happened.

Taldor

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Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:
Basically their 12/12/12 vertical epic aged in red wine barrels.

Um, could someone explain what a '12/12/12 vertical epic' is?

Taldor

My life is all over the place at the moment but when school starts again in September I will have a routine and be more reliable.

Taldor

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What I found really weird was that this novel is heavy on gore but the writing style is teen fiction (lots of explicit repetition of key plot points. Dialogue used to spell out exactly how people feel).

I actually felt quite patronised by this novel: Wendy has written great scenes with evocative writing but follows it up all too often with a clumsy hammer of just making sure you know what's going on, you thicko.

The scene where Jendara disembarks at the Isle of the Ancestors is a perfect example and, re-reading, the most disappointing thing is that if I crossed it all out you'd have a slimmer (why is this book 100 pages longer than Prince of Wolves?) superior novel.

So many great turns of phrase in this novel and a decent plot too but all undermined by the idiot hammers, especially the dialogue.

Taldor

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play-by-post games on this forum are great: try one of those if you want a new rpg outlet.

Taldor

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I think that could be the end of Robson.

Bell has a track record and made some decent scores; Robson has a poor average.

Taldor

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James Jacobs wrote:
Captain K. wrote:

Kyra - unhappily gay, in relationship with Merisiel.

Some stuff in that post was right, some was wrong. This one, for example.

Kyra's quite happy about being gay. Her sadness stems from other stuff... like how the church of Sarenrae is suffering a schisim, or how her home town got razed by bandits, or how Merisiel seems to always be running off into danger without regard for her safety.

There is a scene in the comics which heavily implies that she is unhappy/conflicted about it.

Taldor

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Oh, and...

Version 2! Hardcore Paizonauts play with the Beta Edition #trvpathfinder

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Virgil Firecask wrote:
Odraude wrote:
Also I recall (perhaps incorrectly) that the hardcovers are sold at a loss. And considering the hardcovers are all on OGL SRD for free, I'm inclined to believe that.

I severely doubt that. The Core Rulebook was what pulled Paizo's butt out of the fire when WotC went to 4th Ed. If Paizo was making a loss on those, they wouldn't be in business long enough to have made the rest of their books.

Their hardcovers are priced similarly to other companies. Which means, that if Paizo is selling theirs at a loss, then everyone else is selling at a loss as well.

Your math just doesn't add up.

The only thing that I've heard that sells close to a loss (but still makes the barest of profit) is the Beginner's Box. That's because they stack as much into that box as they can and want to put it at an affordable price point.

The core rule book did not save Paizo financially, but conceptually.

It allowed them to continue their fantastic subscription-based business.

The CRB did sell a lot, as Lisa has made clear, and I expect that Paizo are making money from it. However, Paizo did not need mad-rulebook-cash to stay afloat; they needed a popular, in-print version of 3.5 for which they could sell adventures.

Taldor

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Cook made runs, Bell made a lot of runs, Anderson remembered how to bowl, Broad remembered how to bowl...

Interesting from the women's but I haven't actually seen any play.

Taldor

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I just had a look and it has gone in the recycling.

I put this on my to-do list a few weeks ago and just got back from my honeymoon, so no image I am afraid.

I'm glad to know this isn't a change in policy.

Taldor

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Well, the white paizo golem shirt sold out in every size.

That seems like a successful product to me...

Taldor

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Kieran Crane wrote:
Happy marriage! Congratulations, GE! Hope your honeymoon was everything you wanted it to be.

Thanks everyone,

Twas brillig and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
all mimsy were the borogoves and the mome raths... well, really. And in public as well!

:D

Taldor

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So,

Dark Archives = book with mysterious smoke/magic
The Exchange = sack and set of scales
Grand Lodge = Glyph of the Open Road
Liberty's Edge = sword cutting across shackle
Scarab Sages = scarab beetle holding a gem
Silver Crusade = shining ankh
Sovereign Court = rising phoenix

Pretty ropey: the exchange would be better with just a set of scales, dark archive would benefit from just being mysterious smoke, possibly a bit more curly and defined. Scarab sages should have been either a diamond or a beetle, not both... I have no solution to liberty's edge: perhaps a symbol of hope or freedom (a soaring bird? a sunrise?).

A single strong image, not two...

Taldor

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I have a concern with the labelling of my orders.

I subscribe to book lined and one of the advantages of this is that I avoid any import tax (books are not subject to UK import tax).

Unfortunately, my last subscription box was labelled as containing "merchandise" rather than books. It's an invitation to inappropriate taxation: would you please revert to labelling your books as 'books'?

GE

Taldor

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I would have kept Stokes: two quicks with a batting track-record, plus Ali, would give us a very solid lower order (not that Plunkett did badly).

Would have been tempted to rest Anderson, actually, and to get Plunkett to try for more metronomic accuracy and less 'enforcer' bowling.

Taldor

Kalsgrim Lodovka wrote:
I've been thinking about what to add here, but I'm still struggling with what to contribute. I am enjoying high level play, and I've had very little of that. And part of my struggle with Kalsgrim is that inexperience at these levels. Going into that throne room, I should have recognized that investing divine bond and leading with his bow was a poor choice. I'll give it some more thought as far as the campaign in general goes.

In a way, our general inexperience should make it easier for OM to run as-written.

Taldor

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I would also point out that if you know that you are about to post a lengthy derail (or series of them) then you can use a spoiler to shrink it down and make it much less deraily (Woo! I coined a word!) And you can use the smaller and ooc functions to show text is different from main thrust of thread.

Spoiler:
I could ramble on in here for ages and ages but it would not disrupt the direction of the thread in the same way...

This is a super-ace bit of kindness.

Good work, Wes.

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Taliesin Hoyle wrote:

You young people of today...

When I was eight years old, I moved from Oxford, to a gold mining town (Carletonville) in apartheid South Africa. My brother was eight years older than me. He went to university and came back with the red box. At the time, I was a wreck. I had gone through a series of traumas, with the worst two being my difficulty adapting to living in a fascist, racist, fundamentalist state, and surviving sexual abuse by an older boy. I had almost nothing to live for, but that red box gave me a sudden escape. I had already read The Hobbit, and I knew some mythology, but the ability to re-invent myself through D&D hit me with a force that I can still recall. I read the basic and expert rules under the covers with a flashlight, and even a candle, which singed the page with the third level cleric spells on it. It became the best thing in my life, and I naturally wanted to share my discovery with my peers.
Within short order, I was being punched in the gut by children who didn't even know me, spat on from balconies. I had my nine year old head flushed in a used toilet. A teacher confiscated my dice, as evil.
Three older boys grabbed me from the corridoor, into an empty classroom, held me down, and tried to perform an exorcism on me, using latin they probably got from a horror movie. I was sent by the school to a psychiatrist, for atheism, after my notebook was stolen, and handed to the guidance counsellor. I was told by well-meaning adults that I was going to go to hell, and that I had invited Satan into my life. I had one friend. He was also from England, and had the Greyhawk setting, box set. I endured.

In fairness, there was a lot of goofy stuff about my school life. My biology teacher handed out leaflets titled "Is the Kaffir an Ape, or Just a Sub-human?" We had more hours of religious teaching in a week, in my state school, than we had English lessons. We had regular canings and punishment by exercise. My history teacher took pains to explain to the class that carbon dating is a lie...

Blimey!

I hope you've come back to blighty: in the UK you can play in quiet pubs and the most you get is someone mooching over to say, "What are you playing? Looks like dnd, I used to play that when I was a kid."

Taldor

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It's always nice to have a favoured enemy bonus against the BBEG as well.

Taldor

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Liz Courts wrote:
GeraintElberion wrote:
Another reminder that we're still waiting for Erik's Pathfinder Tales debut.
Did you miss Two Pieces of Tarnsihed Silver ? :D

Oh, I remember that piece of teasing all too well.

Give me a novel or give me death!

Actually, let's just scrap the death bit...

Taldor

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Is it system neutral?

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Another reminder that we're still waiting for Erik's Pathfinder Tales debut.

Taldor

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Kerrigan is out of the squad again: don't see the benefit of him yo-yo-ing like that.

My prayers are, of course, for Cook of a few years ago and Bell of last year to turn up. That would add at least 200 to our total in each innings and we'd be sailing...

Seems unlikely though.

Taldor

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I'm going to disagree with the other posters on your cleric.

Choose someone with the healing domain: new players are prone to get in trouble and the boost in healing is very useful.

I quite like clerics of Sarenrae with healing and fire: fireballs are a bit of fun for a cleric and very easy to play with.

As for the wizard: conjuring is more complex but if your player can master it then it is a very powerful option. Taking three feats (spell focus conjuration, acadamae graduate and augment summoning) leads to a very potent caster at level 5+

Your dwarf already has a bonus against giants. The general advice in any adventure on Golarion is to take humans as favoured enemy if you're not sure. Giants is a good choice for later in the adventure.

Taldor

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So, if you take out the five experienced players, who comes in for them?

Read at Wicket Keeper
Jordan for one of the quicks
Then who?

Taldor

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Nosdarb wrote:

...snip...

I don't understand the praise the path earns. There's a little room for role playing, but it's mostly hard won fight after hard won fight.

....snip...

There is masses of room for roleplaying in this AP, if that isn't happening then that is the GM's call.

When I GMed this for the first time, session 1 was a big dust-up and then we had two sessions of almost pure RP.

Taldor

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Imperium Knight wrote:
Just got the pawn set and now I'm trying to get everything put away but I don't have book 6 of the AP and was wondering if anyone could help me out and just let me know what creature type the Raspers are, they're the only ones that I'm not sure of to get put in the proper place.

Raspers:
They are CE Medium vermin (augmented outsider, native)

a kind of variant worm-that-walks.

Taldor

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Bowling getting increasingly ropey.

Jadeja should have been pinned back and put in his box but all too loose and he ate them up.

Most disappointing players? Cook, Bell, Prior, Broad and Anderson
Most experienced players around whom the team should be built? Cook, Bell, Prior, Broad and Anderson

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I also think that Sandpoint is a big deal here: so many players and GMs love Sandpoint.

Taldor

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Yep, India have said no to DRS.

Which is foolish because it helps spinners and they're the side with decent spinners.

Taldor

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Congratulations Germany!

That was a great game: tense, skilful, thrilling.

Taldor

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TMS had a lot of sympathy for Prior.

The ball never carried so the wicketkeeper and slips had to be up high and have no time to react or hang back and get no catches.

Taldor

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That goal. That goal!

Taldor

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Aeges are fun.

And, because of DA...

The Shape of Punk to Come

Also, Good luck in jail...

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Ah, right: I didn't really think about the Brazil/Argentina rivalry.

As annoying as extra time can be: this is a great game and I am loving how tight it is. Players are going to crawl off this pitch.

Taldor

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Where?

Taldor

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Is this a competition to see how many errors of reasoning we can spot in the title and opening post of a thread?

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This is a great game: pressing Germany against counter-attacking Argentina.

Schweinsteiger all over the ball but Messi's presence seems to loom over everything.

Taldor

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I thought the pepper beer was pretty terrible.

An interesting novelty for three or four sips, then I just wished I'd got a real pint.

Taldor

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san check: 1d20 ⇒ 11

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It's Drunken Nomad's fault... Deftones covering Sinatra by Helmet.

Taldor

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That was a proper tactical game, really controlled and cagey: World Cup semis are often like that.

Taldor

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Financially, it's madness to suggest this as well.

Every player, including all subs, would have to be bribed.

Top level footballers earn millions every year.

In order to jeopardise their future earnings (the risk of being caught) the bribing group would have had to shell out, at minimum, five years wages per player.

For Fred alone, that's $20million. Across the side it's probably going to add up to well over $200million.

For this kind of high-stakes corruption your going to want to, at minimum, double your money.

How is a criminal enterprise going to make c.$400million from that game?

In a footballing sense, this is a thing that happens in football: this is a game between two of the top sides in England.

and no, that game was not fixed:
For that season, Arsenal had a £130million wage bill. So, for the matchday squad to be bribed (plus the manager so that he picks the right players, cheaper than bribing the whole squad) you're looking at a £400million (US$700million) bribe.

Cricket has had match-fixing scandals because wages in some of the major international nations are quite low and there is a lot of betting on the games in unregulated or poorly regulated regions.
Even in Cricket, English and Australian players have not been implicated in any match-fixing because they're earning above the bribery=profit threshold (a regular international player will probably earn just over £1million a year).

Taldor

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Don't troll dude.

If you don't want to read about football on the internet...

I hope Brazil try to 'win' the second half and not just avoid a record spanking.

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This is amazing.

Go Germany!

Taldor

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That was a great 0-0 draw!

Semi-finals are:

Brazil v Germany
Argentina v Netherlands

All traditional international powerhouses.

Rooting for Netherlands as the only side who've never win the World Cup.

Taldor

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I can't believe that Costa Rica are still in this: Netherlands are great but CR defence is strong and the keeper is having a huge game.

Taldor

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She's not flanked, in the literary or the PF sense.

Still an awesome scene.

Taldor

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Petr Cech is often seen as the best keeper in the British league.

He is very good.

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