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Pathfinder Society Member. 12,083 posts (12,208 including aliases). 82 reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 10 aliases.


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Ashiel wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
But, oh Great and Powerful Ashiel, the way these proclamations are worded is a part of BBEG's plan. They are not what the PCs are ultimately rebelling against. You really should give the AP a read before jusging it solelybading on the Player's Guide.

I want you to consider how stupid the premise of rebelling against a thing you don't know about is. Yes, there is nerfarious stuff going on behind the scenes. But like with many APs, it's really behind the scenes. It's nothing that is known. It's not why the rebellion occurs. On the outside, the supposedly super oppressive government is literally not super oppressive and most of the proclamations are actually obviously beneficial and a non-hindrance to the average citizen.

Trying to say "But there's really bad stuff that the PCs aren't aware of, and that's why the PCs should rebel" should in and of itself demonstrate why it's dumb.

The stuff quickly unfolds in the first adventure, becomes glaringly visible to the PCs and is the actual cause for the rebellion. You really should read the things you want to argue about first.

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Yeah, Tiamat was basically namdropped so that everybody including her in their home games doesn't have to do headcanon in order to have her in the setting.

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But, oh Great and Powerful Ashiel, the way these proclamations are worded is a part of BBEG's plan. They are not what the PCs are ultimately rebelling against. You really should give the AP a read before jusging it solelybading on the Player's Guide.

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Can I request Reiko in a goth loli maid outfit? And no probs with such outfit revealing anything related to the "is Reiko a boy or a girl?" situation, Alto Saotome made a precedent that your gender doesn't matter when it comes to that particular costume.

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We need a "Dance Hall Manager" bard archetype badly.

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Zaister wrote:
The only thing you can achieve by pitching something like that here is make sure that Paizo will certainly not create an adventure path in that vein.

To expand upon Zaister's thought - it's because the last Paizo wants to is to wrestle with a lawsuit.

Or rather - the last thing they want to is to have you lose the lawsuit, because of the " Users posting messages to the site automatically grant Paizo Inc the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, sublicense, copy and distribute such messages throughout the world in any media." boilerplate.

Which means that by posting here, all your ideas are belong to Paizo. So before you post any works of yours that would not fall under the OGL anyway, think twice.

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What are those "paper books" you people keep talking about? I thought we hunted down and digitized the last survivors in 2025...

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It never ceases to amaze me how strongly people feel about "Good" in D&D. I mean, you can put pretty much anything in a book about demons/devils - from baby-eating skin-wearing chainsaw-wielding splatter to "vaguely CNish bordering on redemption" and everybody is cool, except that one person who was tricked by their (ha!) friends into watching Martyrs and how as a panic trigger button that goes off every time the topic of flaying somebody's skin alive is brought up.

But put out a book about heavens and you suddenly get folks get up their arms about things such as their ideal vision of what celestials should look like, what their mental stats should be, what 'goodness' exactly is, how Arshea shouldn't be Good because she's really CN or how Ragathiel is really LE (yep, I'm a bit guilty of the last one) and what pronouns should be used in the context of ultimate benevolence.

I mean, folks, take a walk, go to a church, talk to Father Spirit, experience some divine transcendence on the top of the impossible mountain and realise that this is just a game of pretend-elves.

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Milani.

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The inevitable Distant Worlds AP.

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Romance is dead. I'm up for Sexual Adventures.

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Yep, there's a world of difference between how Sailor Scouts, Puella Magi Madoka Magica girls and Ryuko/Satsuki fight.

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JiCi wrote:

Here's something worth asking: How do most players see "horror" these days? Should the book focus on "horrifying/terrifying" elements or "disturbing/depraved" elements?

Should GMs try to scare players... or should they make them feel uneasy?

I'm asking this because the horror genre kinda got diluded over the years. Back then, it was all about scaring people with frightening imagery, but these days, it's... almost attending a biology class, as the "horror" factor is more gory than scary.

Both elements should be present, as "horror" is everything from ghost stories to splatter-gore.

And I disagree that horror is all about gore these days. Many recent outstanding additions to the genre across all media, from The Babadok and The Conjuring to SOMA, Alien:Isolation and Five Nights at Freddy's all short on splatter and high on dread and scare by ambience

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*Fondly recalls the 1991 uproar among D&D grogs that a game about being an amoral vampire monster is actually popular*

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I'd take a Household Shepherd druid with focus on cats, hamsters and dogs any day. Imagine fighting the bad guys in the city streets when the Household Shepherd calls every cat, dog, parrot, badger and pet snake from the neighbourhood to his or her aid.

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Oh crapsticks, Germany has an edge over France, man the trenches, prepare the dragon's teeth, ze Panzers arrr coming!

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James Jacobs wrote:
Drejk wrote:
What is official pronunciation of "jadwiga"?

It's a real world name, so the internet can help with this one.

All due the respect, but that automated generator is bull. Here's the real deal.

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Coming up next: defecation - move, standard or full round?

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CorvusMask wrote:
Nutcase Entertainment wrote:
CorvusMask wrote:
On time travel stuff, couldn't it possibly happen in "PCs are thrown back into replica of world in past" way so that whatever they do doesn't actually happen, but they can learn lots of stuff from the past?
Same "Paizo has to create that past".
But its not like paizo has to detail whole word, just the nation/area that adventure would take place in .-.

They'll still want to kill Hitler instead of doing whatever they were supposed to do in the first place.

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But I can perfectly see him saying 'no, because it won't sell'. Paizo is a business.

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Gunslingers.

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What about Blackberry? Tizen? Meego? Symbian? Firefox OS?

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Besides, one day the d20pfsrd guy might decide that raising kiwi birds in Nepal is a better business than selling RPG books and pull the plug on the site.

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I'm pretty sure Grandmaster Torch is one.

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Sorry, can't help you here, Pathfinder has no stats for deities.

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EL WRONGO!
It's yah-rah-chev-skee.

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I think it's less the vocal minorities and more the fact that the sales of Mythic Adventures didn't exactly float the boat strongly enough to warrant further expansions.

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THE CHAOS

by Dr. Gerard Nolst Trenité
(Netherlands, 1870-1946)

Dearest creature in creation
Studying English pronunciation,
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse and worse.

I will keep you, Susy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy;
Tear in eye, your dress you'll tear;
Queer, fair seer, hear my prayer.

Pray, console your loving poet,
Make my coat look new, dear, sew it!
Just compare heart, hear and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word.

Sword and sward, retain and Britain
Mind the latter how it's written).
Made has not the sound of bade,
Say - said, pay - paid, laid but plaid.

Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as vague and ague,
But be careful how you speak,
Say: gush, bush, steak, streak, break, bleak,

Previous, precious, fuchsia, via
Recipe, pipe, studding-sail, choir;
Woven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, shoe, poem, toe.

Say, expecting fraud and trickery:
Daughter, laughter and Terpsichore,
Branch, ranch, measles, topsails, aisles,
Missiles, similes, reviles.

Wholly, holly, signal, signing,
Same, examining, but mining,
Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
Solar, mica, war and far.

From "desire": desirable - admirable from "admire",
Lumber, plumber, bier, but brier,
Topsham, brougham, renown, but known,
Knowledge, done, lone, gone, none, tone,

One, anemone, Balmoral,
Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel.
Gertrude, German, wind and wind,
Beau, kind, kindred, queue, mankind,

Tortoise, turquoise, chamois-leather,
Reading, Reading, heathen, heather.
This phonetic labyrinth
Gives moss, gross, brook, brooch, ninth, plinth.

Have you ever yet endeavoured
To pronounce revered and severed,
Demon, lemon, ghoul, foul, soul,
Peter, petrol and patrol?

Billet does not end like ballet;
Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.
Blood and flood are not like food,
Nor is mould like should and would.

Banquet is not nearly parquet,
Which exactly rhymes with khaki.
Discount, viscount, load and broad,
Toward, to forward, to reward,

Ricocheted and crocheting, croquet?
Right! Your pronunciation's OK.
Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,
Friend and fiend, alive and live.

Is your R correct in higher?
Keats asserts it rhymes with Thalia.
Hugh, but hug, and hood, but hoot,
Buoyant, minute, but minute.

Say abscission with precision,
Now: position and transition;
Would it tally with my rhyme
If I mentioned paradigm?

Twopence, threepence, tease are easy,
But cease, crease, grease and greasy?
Cornice, nice, valise, revise,
Rabies, but lullabies.

Of such puzzling words as nauseous,
Rhyming well with cautious, tortious,
You'll envelop lists, I hope,
In a linen envelope.

Would you like some more? You'll have it!
Affidavit, David, davit.
To abjure, to perjure. Sheik
Does not sound like Czech but ache.

Liberty, library, heave and heaven,
Rachel, loch, moustache, eleven.
We say hallowed, but allowed,
People, leopard, towed but vowed.

Mark the difference, moreover,
Between mover, plover, Dover.
Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,
Chalice, but police and lice,

Camel, constable, unstable,
Principle, disciple, label.
Petal, penal, and canal,
Wait, surmise, plait, promise, pal,

Suit, suite, ruin. Circuit, conduit
Rhyme with "shirk it" and "beyond it",
But it is not hard to tell
Why it's pall, mall, but Pall Mall.

Muscle, muscular, gaol, iron,
Timber, climber, bullion, lion,
Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,
Senator, spectator, mayor,

Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
Has the A of drachm and hammer.
Pussy, hussy and possess,
Desert, but desert, address.

Golf, wolf, countenance, lieutenants
Hoist in lieu of flags left pennants.
Courier, courtier, tomb, bomb, comb,
Cow, but Cowper, some and home.

"Solder, soldier! Blood is thicker",
Quoth he, "than liqueur or liquor",
Making, it is sad but true,
In bravado, much ado.

Stranger does not rhyme with anger,
Neither does devour with clangour.
Pilot, pivot, gaunt, but aunt,
Font, front, wont, want, grand and grant.

Arsenic, specific, scenic,
Relic, rhetoric, hygienic.
Gooseberry, goose, and close, but close,
Paradise, rise, rose, and dose.

Say inveigh, neigh, but inveigle,
Make the latter rhyme with eagle.
Mind! Meandering but mean,
Valentine and magazine.

And I bet you, dear, a penny,
You say mani-(fold) like many,
Which is wrong. Say rapier, pier,
Tier (one who ties), but tier.

Arch, archangel; pray, does erring
Rhyme with herring or with stirring?
Prison, bison, treasure trove,
Treason, hover, cover, cove,

Perseverance, severance. Ribald
Rhymes (but piebald doesn't) with nibbled.
Phaeton, paean, gnat, ghat, gnaw,
Lien, psychic, shone, bone, pshaw.

Don't be down, my own, but rough it,
And distinguish buffet, buffet;
Brood, stood, roof, rook, school, wool, boon,
Worcester, Boleyn, to impugn.

Say in sounds correct and sterling
Hearse, hear, hearken, year and yearling.
Evil, devil, mezzotint,
Mind the z! (A gentle hint.)

Now you need not pay attention
To such sounds as I don't mention,
Sounds like pores, pause, pours and paws,
Rhyming with the pronoun yours;

Nor are proper names included,
Though I often heard, as you did,
Funny rhymes to unicorn,
Yes, you know them, Vaughan and Strachan.

No, my maiden, coy and comely,
I don't want to speak of Cholmondeley.
No. Yet Froude compared with proud
Is no better than McLeod.

But mind trivial and vial,
Tripod, menial, denial,
Troll and trolley, realm and ream,
Schedule, mischief, schism, and scheme.

Argil, gill, Argyll, gill. Surely
May be made to rhyme with Raleigh,
But you're not supposed to say
Piquet rhymes with sobriquet.

Had this invalid invalid
Worthless documents? How pallid,
How uncouth he, couchant, looked,
When for Portsmouth I had booked!

Zeus, Thebes, Thales, Aphrodite,
Paramour, enamoured, flighty,
Episodes, antipodes,
Acquiesce, and obsequies.

Please don't monkey with the geyser,
Don't peel 'taters with my razor,
Rather say in accents pure:
Nature, stature and mature.

Pious, impious, limb, climb, glumly,
Worsted, worsted, crumbly, dumbly,
Conquer, conquest, vase, phase, fan,
Wan, sedan and artisan.

The TH will surely trouble you
More than R, CH or W.
Say then these phonetic gems:
Thomas, thyme, Theresa, Thames.

Thompson, Chatham, Waltham, Streatham,
There are more but I forget 'em -
Wait! I've got it: Anthony,
Lighten your anxiety.

The archaic word albeit
Does not rhyme with eight - you see it;
With and forthwith, one has voice,
One has not, you make your choice.

Shoes, goes, does [1]. Now first say: finger;
Then say: singer, ginger, linger.
Real, zeal, mauve, gauze and gauge,
Marriage, foliage, mirage, age,

Hero, heron, query, very,
Parry, tarry, fury, bury,
Dost, lost, post, and doth, cloth, loth,
Job, Job, blossom, bosom, oath.

Faugh, oppugnant, keen oppugners,
Bowing, bowing, banjo-tuners
Holm you know, but noes, canoes,
Puisne, truism, use, to use?

Though the difference seems little,
We say actual, but victual,
Seat, sweat, chaste, caste, Leigh, eight, height,
Put, nut, granite, and unite

Reefer does not rhyme with deafer,
Feoffer does, and zephyr, heifer.
Dull, bull, Geoffrey, George, ate, late,
Hint, pint, senate, but sedate.

Gaelic, Arabic, pacific,
Science, conscience, scientific;
Tour, but our, dour, succour, four,
Gas, alas, and Arkansas.

Say manoeuvre, yacht and vomit,
Next omit, which differs from it
Bona fide, alibi
Gyrate, dowry and awry.

Sea, idea, guinea, area,
Psalm, Maria, but malaria.
Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean,
Doctrine, turpentine, marine.

Compare alien with Italian,
Dandelion with battalion,
Rally with ally; yea, ye,
Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, key, quay!

Say aver, but ever, fever,
Neither, leisure, skein, receiver.
Never guess - it is not safe,
We say calves, valves, half, but Ralf.

Starry, granary, canary,
Crevice, but device, and eyrie,
Face, but preface, then grimace,
Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass.

Bass, large, target, gin, give, verging,
Ought, oust, joust, and scour, but scourging;
Ear, but earn; and ere and tear
Do not rhyme with here but heir.

Mind the O of off and often
Which may be pronounced as orphan,
With the sound of saw and sauce;
Also soft, lost, cloth and cross.

Pudding, puddle, putting. Putting?
Yes: at golf it rhymes with shutting.
Respite, spite, consent, resent.
Liable, but Parliament.

Seven is right, but so is even,
Hyphen, roughen, nephew, Stephen,
Monkey, donkey, clerk and jerk,
Asp, grasp, wasp, demesne, cork, work.

A of valour, vapid, vapour,
S of news (compare newspaper),
G of gibbet, gibbon, gist,
I of antichrist and grist,

Differ like diverse and divers,
Rivers, strivers, shivers, fivers.
Once, but nonce, toll, doll, but roll,
Polish, Polish, poll and poll.

Pronunciation - think of Psyche! -
Is a paling, stout and spiky.
Won't it make you lose your wits
Writing groats and saying 'grits'?

It's a dark abyss or tunnel
Strewn with stones like rowlock, gunwale,
Islington, and Isle of Wight,
Housewife, verdict and indict.

Don't you think so, reader, rather,
Saying lather, bather, father?
Finally, which rhymes with enough,
Though, through, bough, cough, hough, sough, tough??

Hiccough has the sound of sup...
My advice is: GIVE IT UP!

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GreyWolfLord wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
If you have a problem with moderator decisions, and you obviously have one that's the size of a great white whale, email community@paizo.com .

We'll change the subject back to woman in gaming.

We know that Paizo's leader is a lady, I imagine they have some RPG game time as well.

Lisa is a co-author, producer and manager of RPGs since late 80s. She was one of the people behind the original editions of Ars Magica and Vampire: the Masquerade. Her RPG street cred makes most gentlemen in the business look late younglings who barely joined the hobby.

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If you have a problem with moderator decisions, and you obviously have one that's the size of a great white whale, email community@paizo.com .

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My second name is Jaraczewski. It's a human name from planet Earth. I dare you, I double dare you undereducated 'muricans to pronounce it correctly. You won't, unless you have a degree in Slavic studies or you hail from either Chicago or NY's Greenpoint.

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Yup, on the cosmic scale, final blades rank very low on the scale of issues Pharasma has to deal with.

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I, for one, consider dropping the sanity system out of Strange Aeons to be a great decision. Pathfinder is a game about fantasy superheroes, and while I'm fine with them throwing fireballs at shoggoths in a very pulpy interpretation of Mythos, having people who spar with archdevils balk at some book of weird names and myths would be annoyingly disconnecting.

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See, I'm very happy to see this book happen. I also think Paizo is shooting themselves in the foot. These are not mutually exclusive sentiments :)

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Collections of reprints make sense only at one point: the end of an edition's life cycle.

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Book 5 is the most mind-numbing hack and slash crawl in Paizo's history.

Overall, it's not a bad AP, it's just so ... unremarkable. And if you're sharing the shelf with RotRL, CotCT, Kingmaker, Iron Gods, RoW or Hell's Rebels ... you better be remarkable.

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Not every vigilante was an aristocrat. Clark Kent was a journalist, Rorschach was a low-life.

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You mean Dance Halls of Golarion? ;)

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Dragon78 wrote:
Not sold this one, will have to wait and see.

What, we won't be getting all the 'it's only 3 weeks away/wish they would update the cover/it's only two weeks now/perhaps they'll post a preview/just one week/hope it won't get delayed' posts? ;-)

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I think her next step is being the first woman to develop a Pathfinder Adventure Path. Yes, I know, if I travelled back to 2007 and told you folks a lady is gonna be in charge an AP everybody would laugh at me. ;-)

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The paladin falls, duh.

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Don't forget to burn your PDF as a sign of protest.

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What is it, I can't hear you people over my wife squealing that she'll be able to play Sailor Venus in my upcoming Hell's Rebels campaign.

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Pathfinder is a pulp superhero game that masquerades as high fantasy for the lulz. The more you embrace the fact that you can have a party of a chainsaw-wielding Android barbarian, a magical girl dhampir and gnome Batman the easier it will be.

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No. I just got mine, I can confirm that everybody who gets this PDF is immediately whisked 2 days into the future, what became obvious to me the moment I noticed the "First Printing April 2016" line in the book.

You might want to cancel all your arrangements for today and tomorrow before you download the file, just to be on the safe side.

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*picks up his tablet*

Still lighter.

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