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Divination is flat-out the best school, if you're talking power level. Conjuration is close second, because Foo Lion Spam > reality.

Whatever a Rogue can do, a Wizar...no, wait, a Slayer, an Inquisitor, a Melee Bard or an Alchemist can do just as good if not better. There's a reason they're getting reworked in Unchained, ya know.

Specialisation - ever seen a moderately optimised party that goes along the lines of Cleric/Wizard/Paladin/Slayer?

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IceniQueen wrote:
If you want to play a good realiastic flawed character

I'm trying to imagine one, but most people I met IRL never fought a dragon, or their claims to have done so appear vastly exaggerated.

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*dons asbestos suit*
*checks the flamethrower*
*whistles innocently*

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Aahh, the good old Logue-Pett-Vaughan jib-jabs. Feels like it's 2008 all over again!

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I've been to Nottingham last week and tell you what lads, you're doing a bloody awful job at making tourists happy! ;-)

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I'd go in any order. Bestiary 2 has a slight planar slant, B3 has an "non-European myth" tingle and B4 has horror and Mythic, but each and every of them is freaking awesome.

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IIRC, Devir has so far published the Core Rulebook, Bestiary 1, GM Screen, RotRL AE and first two Kingmaker adventures.

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How fortunate, I am running The Harrowing as a sidetrek within my Reign of Winter tonight. Now that would be veeery awkward if I had to say that it was written by a *former* Paizo employee, don't you think?

Sadly, no Hayley Atwell at our table. But we have my wife playing, and she's going to cosplay Agent Carter at an upcoming con...

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*shoots a lawyer flare in the sky, hopes Sebastian notices*

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Also, let's not forget that the pnp RPG market is 70-80% US+Canada, 20-30% ROW - and ROW includes Kiwis, Kangaroos, Brits and other English-speaking areas where RPGs are quite popular.

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I'll tell you what - during the 90s, it was impossible to sell an RPG here if it wasn't translated into Polish. English books were freaking hard to come by, and I've actually had to smuggle quite a few from the Sauerkrautland.

Fast forward to 2015? A respected company tries to crowdfund translations of Shadowrun and Earthdawn, fails miserably, nobody needs a Polish translation any more. English proficiency is rising at rates which will soon overtake the Nordics. TAKE THAT, SWEDES!

I believe the same holds true for most areas of this planet where RPGs are being played to some degree.

Except for the crazy Japanese, who did a full fan translation of the entire open material for Pathfinder, and the French, because they get cooties every time they read something in a foreign language.

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Can we make that Hayley Attwell part a threesome?

*WIFE YELLS*

OK, scratch that, what was I thinking. Foursome?

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Two softcover mini bestaries? I'm betting on NPC Codex 2 announced next month :)

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GODDESS CRYSTAL!

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/sarcasm
What, Asmodeus CR 36? That's two rounds of combat from a moderately optimized mid-level party, and when I say "moderately optimized" I mean that even chimpanzees could do that, let alone human beings who actually comprehend what 'math' and 'balance' mean.
/sarcasm

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Sara Marie wrote:
Thamius wrote:

Let's see, it should still be there. Yes!

Can the Charter title be handed down in my will? I'll let my son and daughter fight over it.

I would suggest discussing that with a lawyer who can handle or specializes in wills and digital estates ;)

YOU RANG, MA'AM? ;-)

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Insain Dragoon wrote:
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The leveling-up guides for EACH level for each class up through 20th level seems like a great idea!
Unless those guides include fun stuff from the APG, I don't see how useful they are? Unless you're playing a CRB only game, in that case rock on!
One of the important aspects of the Strategy Guide is that it suggests several routes a player might take to build an effective but not monstrously optimized character—one that will be both fun and fairly powerful. When it comes to teaching the game and familiarizing someone with the options, limiting the material to the Core Rulebook's contents makes the process much more approachable. Also, by the time one has gained a few levels following this book's advice, that player is likely in a much better headspace to look at the other Pathfinder RPG sourcebooks available and assess whether or not any additional options are good choices.

In that case it's going to be funny when someone picks Druid :) I wonder if they mention the trick that Druids can in fact wear barding to shore up wildshape AC, or that becoming a Dire Tiger is the business! That way they can become better Fighters than the actual fighters.

If that's how you view classes and gameplay in general, I sincerely doubt that you're the target group for this book.

Yes. You can treat that as a compliment. You're smarter, more observant and analytical than 99% of unwashed masses who play this game without paying attention to BASIC CONSIDERATIONS such as "what other classes can I make obsolete by wildshaping into a barding-wearing Dire Tiger?" or "can I throw the guy who picked Rogue out of the window? He's a liability and dead weight for the party". All the power to you and utmost respect to your mental faculties, yet still, you're not the target group.

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RA RA RASPUTIN
Lover of the Russian queen
There was a cat that really was gone
RA RA RASPUTIN
Russia's greatest love machine
It was a shame how he carried on

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Kthulhu wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
Good luck transitioning a level 15 AD&D Elven Fighter/Cleric into BECMI without any changes.
The base systems are close enough that you literally do not have to make any changes, that's my point. Will it be a 100% RAW BECMI character? No. But it's playable, and the pre-3E games didn't tend to have as may people waiting with spreadsheets, ready to pounce on tiny errors as SOME editions have.

Actually, transitioning said Ftr/Clr between 3e/3.5e/PF is far simpler than making a move between an edition where elves are a race to an edition where elves are a class.

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We're talking March 2015 here? :P

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To the OP: go play 5E. Rules light, I highly doubt there will be any "feats and classes" splatbook for it, ever, and as a bonus - zero North-Western progressivism shoved forcibly down delicate religious throats. I mean, what's not to love?

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Alexander Augunas wrote:
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BONUS CHAPTER: GORBACZ INVADES SEATTLE, PREPARE YOUR VODKA.

The Adventure ends four pages in when Gorbacz enters a drinking contest with Jason Bulhman, and everything turns out alright without any PC intervention.

Whoa.

Only because Cosmo spiked the drinks.

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BONUS CHAPTER: GORBACZ INVADES SEATTLE, PREPARE YOUR VODKA.

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Do we get to burn an orc orphanage? ;)

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A healthy relationship is all Unity really needs. Don't we all?

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The intelligent things is to have people use the 'search' function. Alas, this dazzling display of superior intellect implemented into precise action eludes many.

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Yeah, that Kickstarter was cringe-worthy on every conceivable level. The whole "if you don't back us then you're a part of the force holding progress back" part was hilarious, doubly so if you consider how technologically backw...conservative the D&D fanbase is.

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Steve Geddes wrote:
What you miss in forum bling, you make up for with enthusiasm and wit.

I rarely miss the ability to embed images in posts on this forum, but this one time the hell I do.

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Well, at least there are no bare female breasts there, so we're good.

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Dude, you're a Tolkien fan angry that Game of Thrones doesn't have a Big Bad everybody is united to fight against. Let it go and play some Dragonlance or Forgotten Realms.

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Bluenose wrote:

Games Workshop are large enough that they're required by law to make their annual report available online. That lists annual revenue around £120 million for several years now.

Privateer Press had annual revenue of $15 million in 2010. They've haven't grown anywhere near fast enough to be close to GW.

And it's not as if the IcV2 data doesn't include miniatures, if there's any assumption that they mean anything. Guess what they think is number one.

You can have all the revenue in the world, but it's profit that counts. GW, at 120m rev, has had its profits fall from annual 30m in 2010 to ca. 12m in 2014. That's ... harsh, to say at least, for a publicly traded company with a business model that's not exactly the most flexible one out there.

I don't think Priavteer is publicly traded, so any numbers will be hard to come by and hardly reliable, and 2010 is an age ago in wargaming business. But everybody whom I know to play GW games actively jumped ship already, so there's to that.

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Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg approve this.

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But don't all Swedes know English better than an average American does?

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99% of Paizo crunch is open content, so it will find its way into AoN and d20pfsrd. Additionally, since Archives of Nethys operates under the Community Use Policy, it can actually refer proper Golarion-related names, unlike d20pfsrd which has to cauterize everything as they don not fall under the CUP and can't use Paizo IP in any way.

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Tacticslion wrote:
I think that was what Danbala was mentioning. But... are there any reasons given?

As per usual, no reasons. But if you lay off two editors, it means the amount of stuff to be edited is going down, logically.

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Man, I grew up on German and Swedish 70 and 80s porn. Nature vs. Nurture and all that.

So did most of my players.

Except for my wife, she grew up on hentai, which shows every time we encounter a roper, an aboleth, a chaos beast or some other slimy tentacled thing...

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I always expose my players* to sexuality without warning. If somebody jumps through the window in anguish, well, I live on the ground floor.

* I don't run games for kids, on a principle.

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OOOOOH A KATANA THREAD!

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Mike J wrote:

my gaming group is all older (30+)

I don't want to ever be put in a situation where I have to explain to someone what a <insert adult topic> is.

A 30+ person should know what <insert adult topic> are, barring corner cases.

Also, I find it curious when folks have no problems with murdering sentient beings using balls of magical fire and acid, but flip out at the notion of hiring a prostitute.

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PHEW! I was afraid we're going to see a female nipple there and have millions of innocent children at risk, but fortunately, Paizo dodges artfully the bullet once again. :-P

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Every company has its Duke Nukem Forever.

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I always get a laugh out of veteran WFRP players who come back to me with "man, is the Pathfinder world rauchy!" comment. They don't see it as a negative, but are surprised by how often things that go bump in the nearby bush actually turn up as plot elements or NPC/PC modus operandi.

I also enjoy the fact that it encourages players to actually relate to sexuality of their PCs over the course of campaign. But on the other hand it doesn't force anybody into anything, so if you want to play yer asexual dwarven tunnel warrior whose only addiction is booze, fine. :)

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Adam B. 135 wrote:

Kidnapping people is not a good act. Pathfinder defines good and evil based on the act, not the mentality behind it.

So if my Paladin kidnaps an evil drow priestess in order to ransom her for 200 children who were about to be sacrificed to demon lords in an unholy rite, did he fail? Man, gaming with you must be difficult :)

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Now, having read it, I think it gives the final adventure of Kingmaker a run for its money. However, given that while Song of Thousand Screams was outstanding, it was barely connected to the rest of AP, so Crystal's adventure wins on the count of being a natural extension of the campaign.

Also, weredinosaurs.

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Weredinosaurs. And there I thought White Wolf went all the way with Mokolé. Well played Paizo, well played.

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Paizo should totally print a Dryad who helps the party, protects the local communities, leads wayward children back home safe, fights the evil fey, aids Good druids and rangers an at the same time keeps a harem of charmed oh hi Mikaze ORCS and keeps brutally treating them as sex slaves/cannon fodder AND leave her alignment out of the statblocks because giggles.

The ensuring alignment flame war would be nothing but glorious.

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Insain Dragoon wrote:

I think there is a difference in level between "not nice" and using magic to coerce someone into abandoning their homes to protect a forest on your whims+being your sexual object.

Though in your campaigns you can do whatever you want man.

First, the Bestiary clearly states that dryads are benign and they resort only to killing evil foes. Second, "charmed admirers" might as well be orcs, drow, goblins, bandits or whatever other Evil crap that happened to try and have a go at a dryad's tree. So, if you got charmed, you likely deserved it.

And if your GM is of that type of alignmentary absolutist, I'd consider finding a new one. He'll likely set you up for a "let an orphanage of goblin kids burn down or save them?" situation sooner than later, and we'll have one more fun thread about what alignments truly mean in D&D.

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GODDESS CRYSTAL! WE'RE NOT WORTHY! WE'RE NOT PREPARED!

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Ross Byers wrote:
Tels wrote:
Especially since Paizo was apparently over-worked at the time with Sean's departure, but Jason still had enough time to launch products for Minotaur Games. Unless he decided he simply didn't need sleep and worked round the clock on Paizo and Minotaur products.

Minotaur is Jason's own brand. He works on it on his own time. He's salaried: he doesn't get overtime. Paizo doesn't own his nights and weekends.

Or is your position that if Paizo wants to give him 120 hours a week of work that he's not allowed to do anything for himself?

That and he should post his holiday plans at least 6 months ahead so that True Forum Fans know where his absence from messageboards is justified and warranted.

And honestly, designers should be allowed to ignore the forum only on state and religious holidays. I mean, how hard it is to answer rule questions while climbing or snorkeling? In the global digital age, there's no excuse for such leeway.

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