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Plausible Pseudonym wrote:
I disagree, I think recover meant heal in that instance. But that's a rules question for another forum.

The word 'recover' is not in the lassitude description, 'reduce' is.

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zimmerwald1915 wrote:
MMCJawa wrote:
well we have had devil heavy APs and demon heavy APs. So I would really like and AP where Daemons are the big bad.
I give it five posts before someone suggests combining this idea with the Galt AP. Someone always does.

Yeah, Daemons in Galt: that would be awesome!

More genuinely, I considered cancelling my sub for the evil AP: Lame-o-saurus Rex!

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Thanks Henry & ManyFaced,

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You probably need to let people know when you want to play and quite a few more char-creation details.

Typically, people applying for games on the boards make characters and apply with them: it helps people to get excited about the game (and, in a case like this, the system).

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Cheers,

Usually 'the Vs' or 'the finger' in my part of Blighty.

In my experience, it's retty rare among adults: the kind of things kids do when the teacher's back is turned.

We love a good swear-word: guide to British swearing, not for polite society.

Stephen Fry explains why we enjoy a good swear

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I am fluent in British English.

I don't get it.

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Is the blog title a reference to

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening:

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

- Robert Frost

?

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Oh, no!

Hopefully we'll see plenty of Lilith on the boards still.

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Gorbacz wrote:
Speaking of legal stuff, does having accumulated three temp bans, one written warning (that's all by Paizo), three threats of physical violence, two threats of lawsuits, one death by shotgun blast threat and one "I'll send my mum after you" threat (all by stellar members of our community) make me ineligible? Just you know, exploring my options.

You better stop going on about all your bans or, I warn you, I'm gonna give you a big cuddle and pat your head.

There, now you can add that to the list each time.

You're welcome:
Explosive Runes!

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James Jacobs wrote:
Alundrell wrote:
Alundrell wrote:


Hi James

My group will be wrapping up our wrath of the righteous campaign soon and I have a couple questions mostly involving arovashnial.
** spoiler omitted **

Think my question got lost between walls of text

I did answer it, but either the site ate my answer or it posted somewhere else.

But, if you portray your elves in a non-xenophobic way, you're actually portraying them as I as the creative director of Paizo PREFER them to be portrayed. The idea of elves being xenophobic is super-ingraned in gamer culture as a result of D&D and Tolkien, and it's an element I've tried NOT to embrace or even have in print in Pathfinder, but it's such an ingrained part of how we see elves that most of our writers and a fair number of our developers and editors assumed that was true for Golarion and elements of it keep creeping into print... more so at the outset than recently.

So ABSOLUTELY you should have the elves be open and welcoming.

I don't even know if Tokein's elves were xenophobic, any more than all fanasy could be called xenophobic (orcs are inherently bad: fear them).

Anyway, I feel your pain. You had got the message out there before Second Darkness came out and then...

Are there any other elements of Golarion which did not turn out or get presented the way you intended?

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Mondomat?!

Now i need a bigger table...

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So, how many chessex mega-mats does that take? I've got two.

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I hope this has a lot of meaningful choices (a la Banner Saga) which come from guarding civilians while gathering an army.

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I don't think so. Do we do that via the overseer thread?

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Generic Villain wrote:
Did anyone catch The Music of Erich Zann easter egg in room A1B? Interesting that he's being foreshadowed this early on.

If anyone keeps the viol, they're dreaming parts of the story. Just needs to be done.

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James Jacobs wrote:
The Doomkitten wrote:
Is it implausible that a sect would worship both Dou-Bral and Shelyn, and work to redeem Zon-Kuthon?
It isn't implausible that such a sect could exist, but they would never succeed.

I'm planning out a Strange Aeons character who is a cleric of Shelyn but, as his evil past comes out, turns out to have once been a cleric of Zon-Kuthon.

I thought it seemed neat, but would Shelyn be into that kind of redemption-through-amnesia situation?

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Cerce great hardcore.

The first track is a bland intro, the first 90 seconds of track two are a bit shonky but then it all comes wonderfully to life.

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I always enjoyed the fiction.

I much prefer having the short fiction (web fiction and AP fiction) to Pathfinder Tales because it was a different scale of fiction that was fun to read in an evening.

The Tales line occupies a different headspace.

I would totally subscribe to a PF monthly/weekly short fiction line, even if it was online or pdf only (the kind of thing I see on some Patreon things).

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Lantern Bearer would be a fun ranger PrC but you lose your AC.

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Lord Fyre wrote:
I started with The Hook Mountain Massacre. Does that count?

I bought Burnt Offerings and a five-pack of players guides from a shop.

Subscribed with Skinsaw.

It doesn't count...

But I've got an awesome shelf of books.

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Great bridge-based news.

I really enjoyed Red Hand of Doom, Hobgoblin invasions make good adventures, but that starts at level five, I'm interested how PCs will deal with hobgoblin scouts (or similar) from level one.

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You could try a wizard (buff and battlefield control) with lots of knowledge skills.

Handing out Mage armour and PfromE for those who need it. Haste later. Summoning creatures in flanking positions.

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Back on topic, sounds cool: do the heroes have to take down a dragon guarded bridge to slow the horde?

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Keep the fiction. I enjoy it.

Many of us subscribe to read, not to play (will anyone play every AP), and having the varied elements is part of the pleasure of an AP.

I enjoy how the fiction was first used to introduce the world (Eando Kline!) and is now more closely linked to the AP.

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I'm thinking a cleric of Shelyn.

Wakes up utterly devoted, clinging to Her as the only thing he is sure of.

Turns out he used to be a cleric of Zon-Kuthon.

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It's interesting that so many posts talk about Paizo's rules bloat.

I've got to agree. I'm here for the adventures first, Golarion second and rules options come a distant third.

I do wish that after the first year we'd had one hardcover per year in the RPG line.

I'm supposed to read occult adventures and horror adventures to fully enjoy Strange Aeons. It just puts me off the AP...

I wonder how many groups play 'full pathfinder' with every single Paizo rule book?

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He's in A Memory Of Darkness but the PCs don't face him (or they would all die).

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CorvusMask wrote:

Uh, this sentence confuses me:

"To communicate with some of the stranger enemies in this campaign, learning Aklo might help, but the language of aberrations and dark fey is an unusual skill for beginning characters and requires a solid justification."

...Why does it require player to justify it when PCs start with amnesia where they barely remember anything? Including possibly them having a companion animal/eidolon?

In fact, the mystery of your amnesiac character saying: "I know what they're saying! Why do I know what they're saying?" Seems pretty ace.

You won't have to explain it until book 3

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I can definitely see the need to trust the GM but I am looking forward to creating a character with an incomplete backstory that is fleshed out as the AP unfolds.

I like the campaign traits a lot.

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Cole Deschain wrote:
"Cyclopean" was the word I recall him abusing the most...

I actually think his use of 'cyclopean' was incredibly satisfying.

The Greeks of the Archaic/Classical period lived alongside huge ancient ruins that they could not explain or understand in practical terms (these were the 'citadels' of the Mycenaean and Minoan civilisations which had collapsed over four hundred years earlier.
They described these structures as Cyclopean to explain there construction.
Although in mythology the cyclops were presented as wild, destructive cannibals, dominated by impulsive behaviour (see, The Odyssey) which creates a kind of disonnance.
They also had a myth that these states were controlled by kings of incredible power, the implication being that these kings might command cyclops. Which seems pretty Thassilonian to me! (and, of course, Thessalonika had Mycenaean settlements).

So, Lovecraft taps into a modern perspective of the Classical greek world, using 'cyclopean' to describe something vast whose construction one cannot truly imagine or understand.

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I would keep him trapped in the house but now he's a kind of genius loci who controls the environment.
He is creating undead with their faces warped to resemble the PC's faces and sending them out to murder and mutilate.
The house is no longer how it was, it is now how Vorel imagines it.

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I would second the Ursula Le Guin recommendation; 'Wizard of Earthsea' and its sequels are excellent.

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Ah, well that changes things rather a lot.

Any horrible colonials and/or Dajobas worshippers with an adamantine weapon?

Honestly, I'm still keen, the group seems cool and I like Razor Ciast, but don't really have the pathfinder-fu to build an effective blaster.

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I was about 10.

My best friend and I realised that we could make up quests for Heroquest.

All summer long.

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Hello, lovely CS folk,

Would you please cancel my comics sub?

Not keen on crossover, cheers!

GE

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I listened to the Know Dorection podcast of the Paizocon panel.

Erik is writing them all, it's a pulp character fest.

The conceit is that great champions from across the multiverse are sucked into the Tower of Nex.

Sounds like that will protect Golarion as a setting ( sure, you can meet Tarzan, but only if you can enter the Tower of Nex and survive).

I cancelled my sub. Will return when it is a Golarion tale.

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At level 8 wealth shouldn't I just be casting enlarge person, heroism, haste and magic weapon on someone with an adamantine weapon?

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'Kids these days' are a many and varied bunch.

My experience is that development, intellectual sophistication and emotional maturity can vary greatly across any age-group.

I have had teens who love gory descriptions of violence and others who hate it.

The most important thing I have found is judging the level of peril they are comfortable with. For many the cartoonishly grotesque violence of Deadpool may be less disturbing than the tension and peril of Woman in Black.

If they don't like peril then the We Be Goblins sequence
Or RoW are more absurd and 'unreal' while CotCT or HR might prove unsettling.

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You get some good hints in Pathfinder Tales starring Salim.

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Find a small saucer and light a firelighter atop it.

Voila, fire elemental!

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I've got cold feet. Heeding Andrew's reply to my question, I will bow out.

Cheers.

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Tesi wrote:
Mylvwara Elberion wrote:


Player Name: GeraintElberion
Character Name: Mylvwara Elberion
PFS ID#: 3812-3
Faction: Silver Crusade
Race/Class/Level: Elven Wizard(conjurer) 5
I thought you had applied to my game, hahahaha

Sorry, this is my only PFS character and I am worried about being chewed up and spat out by a higher tier scenario.

I meant to post in your thread bit got distracted.

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Hythlodeus wrote:
SMNGRM wrote:
Something very Dwarf heavy.

I agree.

but, knowing Paizo, there is no love for Dwarves and never will be. All they care about are those fancy-eared Elves

Do they? I think that's a false dichotomy.

Golarion is humanocentric.

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I have a wizard (conjuror) 5 up for this.

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thunderbeard wrote:

Okay! I'll work on some sort of Psychic, then. Maybe a Psychic Duelist? They're great at arcane utility and area debuffs, (with less AoE damage or friendly buffs than a wizard) but really excel at damaging creatures that aren't hit easily by normal weapons.

EDIT: Re-read psychic duelist. Being able to summon imaginary creatures that attack people's minds directly seems like a pretty neat thing to focus on.

Should I plan to build a human, or are Tulita a broader culture?

Under Campaign Info it says only core classes plus alchemist, swashbuckler and inquisitor.

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Oro-Tu wrote:

Versatility isn't bad, but we do get into a lot of fights and when physical damage won't help leialoha usually would pick up the slack (he had the class features to swap damage types and specialized in fireballs I think).

So while a pure blaster isn't required in my opinion, we definitely need that ability to do damage to creatures I can't just beat to death.

Group has changed a bit though, might be worth checking out the current lineup.

I did look at the group: three damage dealers, a bard to send them into overdrive, a cleric to buff and heal, a fair bit of party face...

I assumed utility and battlefield control with a bit of buffing would be what was needed.

What kind of encounters have you had trouble with?

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Ah right, I don't really dig blasters. GM just said you needed an arcane caster.

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alkenstar
PCs as dragons

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I want to buy these but can't find them anywhere, just dead links.

Anyone point me in the right direction?

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re-roll 1s: 3d6 ⇒ (4, 6, 2) = 12

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