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I owed him about $3.50.

The next poster's life is a Shakespearean tragedy.

Granted. Meteors formed from the failed planet Ceres plummet to Earth, smashing your house, garage, and prized turquoise Vespa.

I wish for happiness and a long life with which to enjoy it.

They are in the Old Man Henderson Memorial Museum and Distillery: Come see our unidentifiable chunk of Hastur!

The next poster know what evil lurks in the hearts of men.

Where else am I going to create my servitor race of Goat-Men

Lovin' the next poster is easy 'cause s/he's beautiful.

:turns out pockets, showing them to be empty:

Unicron took my wallet.

The next poster once ate a pony.

An axe killed my father. It recently got out on parole, and now I'm Out For Justice!

The next poster is In For Justice!

And I will gladly pay you Tuesday....

The next poster needs to give me about three-fitty.

I speak their language, but all they ever say is "S***! I got sand in my eye!"

The next poster is a picker, a grinner, a lover, and a sinner.

I got a mop!

The next poster has to tell us what it's like on a new page.



The next poster puts his pants on one leg at a time, but what does he do next?

It seems like a bad idea. Of all the systems to houserule, the critical hit system does not really cry out for change.

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It would dramatically lessen the usefulness of high crit threat weapons (which tend to do lower damage) and the Keen enchantment.

I am nothing if not a gustatory delight.

The next poster shot a man in Reno. Their motives are unclear at this point.

Again, there is no precedent for creating permanent items with first level spells.

2nd if it is non damaging. 3rd if it does damage.

Milk and Cookies are also 35 year old women with appetites.

The next poster doesn't know what he's getting into.

He had negative things to say about buttered popcorn flavored jelly bellies, so I did what anyone else would do in my place.

The next poster collects posters.

Bards are spontaneous castes in Pathfinder.

Again, there is no precedent for permanent quick grow objects at first level. just because a spell has limited combat use does not mean you should lower its level.

3rd level. The tree grows to a height of ten feet + ten feet/3 caster levels, which can lead to some pretty epic trees at later levels. Also, 2d6 damage/3 levels to any structure being grown into by the tree, bypassing hardness.

Buy ten apples.


The next poster is at risk of being disintegrated.

By a savage beating from a mime with a croquet mallet.

The next poster has a taste for the finer things.

Now imagine the 1st level wand of Grow Tree.

This creates full sized, permanent trees. If the trees lasted 1 hr/lvl, maybe it would be good as a first level spell. It would also need some language about not being able to rend structures, in order to not be used as a first level siege engine/door destroyer.

For permanent trees that can do damage (thorn bushes or the aforementioned utility uses) I would say level three with a minor component cost. Then you can reverse it to "Destroy Tree" which would completely eliminate normal sized plants and damage larger ones. You could also create a Shape Tree spell to make a tree suit your purposes better (shelter, increased hardness, thorns, Goodberries, etc...)

I have all sorts of superfluous gears and whatnot on my football shoulder pads, and I wear a top hat while driving my dune buggy through the wasteland.

The next poster had a problem related to pork products.

Yes, and I still want to know if the "Pen is Mightier" works.

The next poster has something -very- interesting in his/her pocket.

Dotted for interest.

I'll have your money next week, which, one notes, was the agreed upon date. I have never been late with a payment in five years of association, and frankly I am a bit offended at the suggestion that would not fulfill my obligations.

The next poster knows what I spent the money on.

Nirmathas. I ran Crypt of the Everflame and loved the fluff for the place. Full of forests. Beset by political rivals to the south. Beset by orcs to the north west. Supported by the Paladins of Lastwall to the northeast. Framed by mountains to the west and a lake to the east. Nice for wilderness games.

Dotted for interest.

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What gets me about this debate is that good characters have to be good, but evil characters choose when to be evil. Good has to be good constantly, while evil only has to be evil when it suits it's purposes.

This is bunk. If you are mostly stable, but willing to do rough stuff when the need/opportunity arises, you are neutral. People set standards for what behavior is necessary to stay good, but none for what is necessary to stay evil. An antipaladin is meant to be the mirror to the paladin. Where a paladin is meant to portray the best of what is good, the antipaladin is meant to be the worst about what is evil. Capricious, cruel, sadistic, commanding through fear rather than loyalty. We're talking puppy kickers here.

Paladins arent special because their way is the most effective way to fight evil, but because theirs is the best example to set to other good people as a representative of good deities. Antipaladins, therefore, should be similar exemplifiers of the cruel malevolence of their masters. This does not necessitate stupidity any more than paladinhood does, but an antipaladin should be on the lookout for opportunities to do evil, to spread misery and fear, to selfishly increase his own power.

An antipaladin in my game would fall (rise?) if he were not evil enough. If you don;t walk the walk, you don't get the goodies.

The feat says you have to have the potion in hand at the beginning of the turn. To me, that means that you could retrieve the potion with your tail on turn one while making a move and standard action, and drink the potion as a move action on turn 2.

As for potions vs weapons, without the Quickdraw feat, a character with +1 BAB can draw a weapon as a free action as part of a move action.

From the SRD:

" may draw a weapon as a move action, or (if your base attack bonus is +1 or higher) as a free action as part of movement."

So it is not Draw+Move+Standard, but Draw/Move+Standard.

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It does seem to me that there are some balance issues, but I also think that I might eliminate Sorcerers and Wizards and make Arcanists the new Arcane Paradigm, depending on the final product. I like the idea of having access to all the spells via spellbook, but I am not a fan of Vancian memorization. Memorizing a few but casting them at will is right up my alley.


Everybody Loves Stalin

Ninnies in Paradise

I feel like penetrating DR is more in tune with the pure power of axes, rather than the finesse of swords.

I admit that I am at a loss for what -would- display for the finesse of swords, and for that, I apologize. I like the options you have made for these three styles a lot, but the other two are for heavy bludgeoning and piercing weapons on a general basis, where this one is for swords (or axes) specifically. Though I do feel that swords and axes are sufficiently different in style and theme to warren their own distinct entries.

Paladins are Iconic in their dedication to a personal code (Lawful) and of protecting the innocent and smiting the wicked (good). I think the problem came in with antipaladins. They were made to be dark counterpoints to paladins, but acting within a certain code of behavior is the antithesis of chaos. There are plenty of ways to be an evil opponent to a paladin without making up a class. However, they opened the door for other alignments getting special archetype classes, which people now demand even though they are thematic stretches at best.

That said, I think Paladins would work much better as a PRC. You design a character toward being a Paladin, pass the required tests, earn your powers (and retain them) through obeying your code, and then continue developing as a warrior or cleric when you have finished with your ten PRC levels.

I think 9/10 of the beef people have with Paladins are that one alignment gets a nice thing (even though it doesn't really work with other alignments thematically) and that the alignment in question is LG, which a large and vocal portion of the player base hates with far more fervor than a couple of Lawful Stupid/Jerk players justifies.

Licking the Badger

Red Menace

F$%& Da Police


Crypt of the Everflame is a great first module.

I'm surprised that Halflings don't have a resist corruption ability, as their lack of grand ambition and value of simple things were the entire point of trusting them with the One Ring.

Tatum is a bit bulky for Gambit. Kitch was a much better physical match, but he's not allowed in movies anymore after his two star vehicles tanked.

Assassins don't have full BAB because they are not specialized at fighting. They are specialized at killing. Waiting for the perfect shot and taking it. Someone who kills somebody in a fight is an assassin in the same way the Conan is a thief because he kills all the guards so he can steal things.

Classes with precision based abilities are supposed to take advantage of situational modifiers, not just stand there and trade blows with melee types.

Neutral Good. Sometimes liberty is good, sometimes order is. Whatever benefits people.

Year of the Salad.

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I don't see what the problem is with the old standby:

If you don't like it, don't have it in your game.

I personally am not a fan of most of the new races in the ARG, but it doesn't hurt the game to have them. In fact, it gives people more options for fun play in their style, so it's a great book for the game, even if I don't use it in mine.

The problem is that one side is calling wrongbadfun, which is never productive. Don't worry about what other people like. Play the game that you like.

Meanwhile, a lot of the people on the other side are waxing elitist, implying that those of us who like our JRRT are small minded, backward, and old fashioned, and those of us who limit players in any way are overbearing control freaks, and are having wrongbadfun ourselves. Don't worry about what other people like. Play the game that you like.

I'm just gonna put this right here.

TFF is banned for stumbling at the threshold of a new era of information.

Mutants and Masterminds and the odd Rapture: End of Days.

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