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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 5,280 posts (8,669 including aliases). 5 reviews. 1 list. 1 wishlist. 2 Pathfinder Society characters. 25 aliases.



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Taldor

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Hello,

I didn't realise that Inner Sea Gods would be a subscription item.

I have just seen it in my order though. Order #3079042

Would you please cancel my subscription to the campaign setting line so that I still get Inner Sea Combat but do not receive Inner Sea Gods.

Thank you.

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

Hello,

I would like to cancel my comics subscription, please.

Geraint

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

Nothing beside remains...

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

One of the things I enjoyed about Plague of Shadows is that it had a real adventuring party at its heart.

Does Stalking the Beast contain the same thing?

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

One of the great contemporary poets died a few days ago.

Great tribute on Radio 4.

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

Hello,

I'm just trying to figure out the release schedule for all of my subscriptions and getting a little mixed up.

Is this right?

AP monthly
Module monthly
Module tri-monthly
Tales bi-monthly
comic monthly
campaign setting bi-monthly

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

Loads of good Paizo stuff nominated.

A lot of 3pp PFRPG releases in there too, and plenty of Paizo contributors 3pp releases.

My only disappointment is saving a spot on my publisher list for Raging Swan, only to find that they're not on the list. :(

Vote Here!


I have an Elven cleric of Sarenrae who uses his bow when not casting.

I have a chance to upgrade my bow and I'm not sure which to choose:
+2 flaming
or
+1 holy

We're bound to face natural foes but I guess that the major threats will mostly be evil, especially the BBEGs.
But then maybe I'll be spending more time casting against those foes?
How important is the extra +1 to hit?
In major conflicts, I can probably afford a slot on cat's grace but I won't always have the time...

I'm really not sure which to go with.

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

Presumably, after 20 minutes rock-falls-everyone-dies.


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Are my sore eyes deceiving me or is this the Pathfinder Battles: White Dragon Evolution set? Now I regret even more (if that's at all possible) not making the trip.

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

Hello lovely CS folk,

If the next subscription comes out of, or hangs over, my account before the 25th of June then I will be stone broke.

I don't want to cancel though, I just want it delayed until the 26th, is that possible?

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

I really hope that Paizo can sort out their release schedule.

Doubling up on products for three months in a row gives me a real headache in justifying a subscription to myself, let alone my fiance.

Maybe Paizo should think about cancelling a future, unannounced book and pushing everything back.

If you can't keep up with your current schedule then maybe the schedule is wrong?

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

How does this fit into the chronology?

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

This is fantastic stuff.

I've already downloaded the rules and can't believe they fitted it all into just six pages: brilliant stripped-down design.

Check out the kickstarter here.

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

I am trying to paint a mini who is holding a crystall ball aloft in one hand and has another atop her staff.

This is the mini.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

Hello, you lovely Paizonians,

I had order problems because I moved house and didn't change my billing address properly.

I have corrected it now, would you please run my order through again so I can have my lovely Paizo fix?

ta,

Geraint

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

I've got to admire Jeff's work: that's lovely stuff.

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

So, my players decided to try and bully their way into the archives to do research. They forced someone to offer them help and then left.

The next day, when they returned, they faced some serious magical guards because they had bullied the assistant of Doctor Archisa Aparna and she had gone straight to Doctor Ernst Landis for help.

So, my players have defeated the Brothers of Seven, including Justice Ironbriar, but have not told anyone that they killed a respected judge and have not translated the ledger yet...

I'm not sure what to do with them? They have submitted the book to a translator so I am thinking a trial with a dramatic, last-minute salvation in which the expert runs into the court-room and bellows at the mayor that they are prosecuting his saviours?

Waddya reckon?

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

Hello, Paizonauts!

I have been charged for my order but have not had my e-mail declaring that my order has been sent, nor can I access my pdfs in My Downloads.

Usually this happens in the same day but I was charged yesterday. As Marvin Gaye sang, what's going on?

Taldor

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are great, thankyou.

I have some weirdness though, at the end of my list I have three pairs of bullet points. Each pair lists
- Players
-Characters

They are not links, just stray text.

I also have a request, would it be possible for the campaigns for which I am GM to appear at the top of my list?

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

An excellent little tale which meshes perfectly with the period of Nightglass when Ascaros fades out of Isiem's life.

Great stuff.

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

I have got a place in a PFS pbp with an alias that was not originally made as a PFS character.
Is it possible to transfer this alias into PFS? I can't figure out a way.

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

I am retired from some games but the games are ongoing.

How can I get these games off my campaigns screen?

Taldor

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I've just been preparing to run Entombed with the Pharoahs and The Pact Stone Pyramid and I can't help but think that we've been waiting a long time for the final piece of the puzzle.

The hints and clues, the space telescope, The Last Theorem... my players will want to discover the White Axiom and solve the riddle of the Aucturn Enigma before the countdown finishes. And I want to know what happens if the PCs fail!

Please, Paizo, get Michael Kortes on the case and let the man fulfil his destiny before it's too late!

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

This would be great for Razor Coast.

Taldor

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I want to play a time thief but I'm not entirely sure i get how to use one.

I'm playing a human with decent stat options and have gone for
Dex
Int
Str/Con
Wis
Cha

as my order of priority for stats.

I am thinking of him as a skill-monkey more than anything else.

Is this the best way to play a time-thief? What am I missing?

Taldor

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So, we were asked to take the witch warlock discussion elsewhere.

I have always been fascinated by etymology so...

The earliest thing I can find is c.890

Ða fæmnan þe gewuniað onfon gealdorcræftigan & scinlæcan & wiccan, ne læt þu ða libban

My impression is that you might occasionally call a man a witch but common usage is that it is female and if you use witch without attaching gender in another way then you should expect others to assume female.

Warlock appears to have evolved from other sources to mean 'male witch' in the 16th century and quickly moved beyond scottish usage.

So... Witch has over a thousands years of female lineage and the gendered witch/warlock split is over 500 years old.


GM All-powerful dictator of reality 4

It is a cool, bright evening in late spring. A light breeze takes the edge off the coming summer heat and the sky is high and clear.
It is a typical starday which is about to be... interrupted:

Pontia

Spoiler:

You awoke early this morning and set to preparing the equipment for the day: stretching parchment, cleaning pens, stirring ink, dissecting frogs... as you began you noticed a small envelope tucked under the door.

In a flowing script, the envelope was marked: "Pontia Canario"

Inside you found a note:
"Pontia,
You have suffered much and know all too well the dark heart of Westcrown's days. If you would play you part in making a better future for us all, join me this evening for light supper at Vizio's Tavern.
J."

light supper is served at roughly 4pm: some Wiscrani divide their days by meals, even though they might only have two or three themselves.

Hyngrot

Spoiler:

As you begin your daily preparations, you find a small note tucked under your wayfinder: you recognise Ailyn's hand immediately. It states simply:
“I am heading North. Back soon. Dine with J. at Vizio's Tavern this evening. 4pm.”

Daxius

Spoiler:

After you have completed your morning prayers you hear movement in the Inn downstairs.

Nicolai

Spoiler:

One of your tutors has mentioned a book on rare local plants which might interest you. As you are searching through the poorly archived 'flora & fauna' section of the library at your school a runner brings you a note.
He stands obediently, awaiting his copper, as he hands you the note. It reads:
“Nicolai Beauturne,
It is with some trepidation that I send you this message. I have been informed by a keen observer that you share my dissatisfaction with the injustices of Wiscrani life.
If this is so, please join me for light supper at Vizio's Tavern this evening. If not, I plead that you destroy this note and forget you ever read its contents.
Yours, in trust,
J.”

Astra

Spoiler:

You awake with a jolt, followed by the deep nagging pain of a hangover.
Even this, however, cannot distract you from the memory of last night: You were supposed to be having a quiet drink with friends and things had got a bit more excited and drunken. You stepped outside to take in some clear, fresh air and bathe in the cool light of the stars.
After a few moments you noticed a woman standing next to you: she stood confidently but relaxed, gave you a glance and then joined you in admiring the stars.
She spoke to you briefly before stepping into the bar, when you pursued she seemed to have disappeared into the Wiscrani night, like smoke or a dream. However, her words stayed with you:
“Hello, Astra Vesper.”
You didn't move your head but could sense her light, slightly teasing grin:
“We have a mutual friend, Samuel; he suggested that you should join me for a light supper with friends some time. Tomorrow, perhaps, at Vizio's Tavern.”

In Westcrown, 'light supper' is a meal served at roughly 4pm.


GM All-powerful dictator of reality 4

I'm going to post some background information in this thread, after that we can use it to organise the group and communicate out-of-character.


The most important things to understand about the AP are these:
- 100 years ago, Westcrown was a glorious version of Venice in its heyday, with extra power, wealth and magic!
- The city now has a much smaller population, with lots of abandoned buildings and areas. It is also much fallen in prestige and wealth, however it is still grand and thrilling in a way that most great cities may never be,
- At night, the city is under curfew except for a few lit thoroughfares. This is a consequence of the shadow beasts who stalk the night.
- The people suffer under the yoke of cruel laws, brutal hellknights and selfish nobility, yet they love Westcrown for its rich history, sophisticated culture (opera, fine art, sculpture and poetry are all popular amongst all classes) and beauty. The Wiscrani (people of Westcrown) are proud of their city, and most wish this pride had more solid substance.

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

Hello, two queries:

I used my main forum idenitity for my game bu want to change it to my GM Elberion alias, would that be possible?

Similarly, I described the game as 'now recruting...' but can't figure out how to change that game description (which will obviously have to change soon).


which is nice.

I have been tempted by the possibility of running this Adventure Path as a play-by-post on these lovely, lovely boards.

If you would like to be a player in this particular adventure: read on!

Council of Thieves Players Guide

Spoiler:

Is available for free right here.

You need to read it to play in this adventure but it comes with some warnings and houserules. Why? Because this is one of the worst products Paizo has released. It was produced as the PathfinderRPG was launched and esteemed Paizonians such as James Jacons have admitted that it did not have the full Paizo quality control exerted over it.

1. You do not need to read the Westcrown Environs section, you can if you would like but it is terribly poorly written.
2. There is a horrible trait which will not be accepted: Diabolist Raised.
3. Nobody gets to play a Hellknight, sorry.
4. Tieflings must take the Infernal Bastard trait.

Campaign Rules and character creation

Spoiler:

This is a heroic campaign. You must play a good character, I'm happy for you to have a grubby past and dirt under your moral fingernails but, ultimately, you must be good. I'm not sorry.

20 point buy.

Two traits, one of which is from the Player's Guide.

Anything Paizo is acceptable unless I ban it below but please ask if it is weird.

Third party stuff is acceptable if I own it and like it, please ask.

I will enter the character you give me into herolab. I know that it isn't perfect but if it flags an error then you should explain it or walk. I don't have the time or the inclination to manage anyone who would cheat at character creation.

No summoners, they confuse me.

No gunslingers, they don't fit the AP.

Um, I think that's about it but something will probably come up. That's okay: you're not perfect and neither am I.

Other useful stuff

Spoiler:

I make mistakes sometimes, if I do so in game then just let me know in a spoiler. Part of the beauty of pbp is that we have the time to look stuff up without slowing down the game.

Use the ooc bbcode for rules talk.

Use spoilers for anything which might eat up story time in the thread.

Use the Paizo dice-roller.

I love playing clerics but I get upset if a cleric is forced to be a healbot because his 'allies' don't want to drop 750gp on a wand of Cure Light Wounds... Basically, don't sign up if you're not interested in a co-operative roleplaying experience. That will bore me, and boring me will kill the game.

Your GM loves you and wants you to succeed but he doesn't want your success to be cheap. He wants you to earn it.

Any questions, please ask?

edit: Please, may I have a character description and rough stats to begin with. A character who will suit the AP and have a reason to be in Westcrown is much more important to me than a mechanically interesting race/class combo.
I will choose players by Wednesday at the latest, earlier if I feel we have enough suitable candidates.

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

My party are mostly first-time gamers and they seem to much prefer social interaction, small dungeons and the odd grand combat. They don't especially enjoy grand trawls through tactical combat.

We are nearly at the end of The Skinsaw Murders and my group really enjoy being in Magnimar.

Should I make Xanesha the BBEG and move on?
If so, which AP would be good (anything except Curse of the Crimson Throne is an option)?

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

It's rhyme time!

Playing a flumph magus, that's outrageous!

Taldor

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It seems like we have a bunch of threads in Advice that simply boil down to the question of whether or not it is okay to make a character that is not in harmony with the rpg desires of the rest of the group.

My take on it is that out of game you should be a team dedicated to mutual enjoyment. It's like sex, if one of you isn't enjoying it then you're all doing it wrong.

Am I wrong?

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

I'm planning an edventure set in Taldor and I need to come up with high-level (18-20+) BBEG who might want to, and be able to, corrupt nobles from major royal houses.

I've been involved in a lot of APs which have an evil outsider or a humanoid wizard as the BBEG so I would like to avoid that if at all possible.

Any ideas?

Taldor

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Nice.

I especially like that it is divided by book.

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

So, the third most important event in international rugby (behind the Six Nations and Lions) is about to kick off in New Zealand.

What's your team? Who's going to win? Which will be the craziest mismatch in the pool stages?

Let's talk about the awesomest sport of all!

I'm cheering for Wales but we're a limited side who will miss Rees (Captain and Lions hooker) and Henson a lot.

The bookies are all over New Zealand but I reckon the Wallabies are where it's at.

Georgia and Romania are going to take hidings from teams looking for points difference with Argentina, England and Scotland in the group.

Taldor

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Having just read, and greatly enjoyed, Goblins of Golarion I am considering the possibilities of an all-Goblin party for Skull and Shackles.

Is this something that will be a realistic possibility?

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

We're going to beat India but they don't look amazing. South Africa are still going strong aren't they? And what about the Aussies?
Can we beat India like this in India anyway?

Geoffrey Boycott reckons we are the best now but added the caveat: "along with South Africa."

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

But, but, but... she's already dead.

In my campaign.

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

I think it's just a bit overwrought - really channeling that deliberately obtuse style Stoker uses (drug as a past tense for drag, rather than dragged, really struck me, as did maniac used as an adjective; maniacal being rather more clear and common).

This style is not only a bit overwhelming in and of itself but also slows the plot right down. So little happens in the second chapter, and I don't just mean that in a crash-bang-wallop sense, even the character development and sense of place is very slowly produced.

I know that ornate fiction can work for PF (Paizo's unofficial poet-laureate has pulled it off) but this one isn't grabbing me.

Is it just me?

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

So, now I'm stuck, I've got three characters to control and at level 7 I've no idea what feats to give them, or what spells to pick

Human Gestalt Ranger/Bard
Elven Gestalt Wizard/Cleric
Pseudodragon Rogue

The Ranger/Bard tends to sword n board with a bastard sword, I'm thinking to either take Vital Strike or the feat that will make his wolf animal companion into a druid-level-equivalent companion.

The Wizard/Cleric (Abjurer, Shelyn (Air, Good)) needs to pick 4th level spells and a feat.

The pseudodragon also has a feat to pick.

I could really do with some suggestions. Anything from Paizo is allowed, anything from KQ or from the Super Genius feat guides will be considered.

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

I like the skipping song but find the 'local folk song' angle a little thin.
I'm going to have the children tell the PCs that: "Everyone knows that song, we always sing it."
Everyone under 16 will know the song and regard it as natural and normal.

However, adults will have never heard the tune until the last few weeks and are as creeped/freaked out as the PCs.

Waddya reckon?

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

Can we all please, please remember to use spoiler tags whenever there might be any risk of spoiling an adventure.

These forums were red-hot on spoiler tags back in the times of RotRL and CotCT but now I seem to have to half-read and dodge a spoiler for Serpents Skull, Legacy of Fire and Curse of the Crimson Throne every other day. I also notice a lot of spoilers which could ruin the APs I have read for those who have not.

So, two pleas.

1. If you start a thread whih has spoilers, use the **spoilers** in your thread title.
2. If you include spoilers in a post

Spoiler:
put them in actual spoiler boxes

May [insert deity of choice] bless the goodship Paizo, and all who sail in her. Especially when the waters are spoiler-free.

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

Vallyn as the nervous young upstart?

I like it.

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

They have the same 11th level ability (Rapid Attack replacing Armour Training 3) and the only other conflict is replacing Armour Training 4 at level 15.

Would it be reasonable to choose Lightning Strike over Fleet Footed and create a Mobile Dawnflower Dervish?

It seems like a neat combination and would match up well with light armour (or Web Of Steel from The Genuis Guide to Feats of Battle) for a nimble fighter, dancing across the battlefield.

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

Every year I get a few late Christmas cards, and every year the latest one of all comes from Paizo. I took down the decoration on Thursday and today my card arrives.

It's very cool, all the same; so thank you and Seasons Greeting from the UK.

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

God bless the goodship Greenwood, and all who sail in her!

It's a Western with an odd setting, still not quite a fantasy... in my humble opinion.

I reckon the Gunmarshall is bent as a nine-bob note and Gelfur sent him away to test his suspicion. At east he thinks he can trust the Gunmarshall. Maybe that trust will be broken too.

Is this equation correct?

(fantasy - magic) + guns = Western

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

Any idea on a release date for this?

My better half absolutely adores War of the Worlds.

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