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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 11,882 posts (12,005 including aliases). 81 reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 10 aliases.


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I don't think that the problem are eastern arms and armors. I think the problem is that there is a large chunk of fanbase that won't buy anything that's outside their traditional pseudo-European-medieval fantasy comfort zone. So, any time you go outside of this territory, you need to estimate if sales generated by fans of a given non-traditional tangent who actually put their money where their mouth is will make up for all those turbo conservatives who will cancel their subs and balk at the idea of having robotz/lazors/anime/ninja/guns in their D&D. So when you have the choice of venturing into risky topics as opposed to safer ones ... you really need to have, between empirical data and business hunch, a solid idea of what your ROI is going to be.

Oh, and a single module is never a good test, because they are the least selling Paizo line.

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Vocal support on forums does not equal demand for sales. Paizo did Iron Gods not because I wanted it very much, they did it because they dipped the toe into SciFi territory with Distant Worlds and Reign of Winter and sales must have been good enough to warrant a full AP.

Matter of fact, I remember when Paizo did Art of Dragon Magaizne because A LOT of people on the boards asked for an art book VERY LOUDLY and made SOLEMN STATEMENTS that this is going to a MASSIVE HIT.

And so Paizo published it. It's a great book of excellent quality. It's now discounted from 35 USD to 4 USD and even despite that it still refuses to sell, 9 years later.

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BLOOD FOR THE GOD OF BLOOD, SKULLS FOR THE THRONE OF KHORNE!

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KILL BURN MAIM RA...*smiles*...ZE DEFENSTRATE DESPOIL DEVASTATE

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From Echoes of Glory ... "Eventually, Taldor’s government
grew so large and spread itself so thin across the length
and breadth of the empire that corruption and vile excess
plagued its outer prefectures. The disease of corruption
spread quickly, infecting every level of government. The
prefectures farthest from the gilded capital of Oppara
began to revolt, throwing off the chains of their degenerate
and moribund governors. The Taldan Horse and Taldan
Phalanx responded brutally, struggling to close an iron
fist on the revolution brewing in the distant holdings." (p. 2)

Anyway, Taldor is a moribund craphole which exists only because it still has more gp than a medium-level adventuring party, and trying to paint it as a liberal-conservative dream come true where a lowly peasant can rise to great heights owing to strength he or she gains while enduring a hungry life in a crumbling country is ... well, it's your Golarion, after all.

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Ah, so he has class levels in Paladin ^.^

/runs for cover

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Am I alone in thinking that Hermea, like Taldor, has several conflicting visions at Paizo regarding the themes present there?

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SALES SAY OTHERWISE (wait, isn't that a free product?)

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I'd echo this statement. After reading all adventures I see this as one that could knock the Curse off it's Crimson Throne (HA!). Deffo running this after I wrap up Skulls'n'Shackles.

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THE TRADITION C-C-C-CONTINUES!

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Just in time for my Sailor Moon inspired magical girl one-shot adventure in Nidal!

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Yeah, but you were at the mercy of power-crazed omnipotent Mister Cavern ;)

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I'm sure hiring an employee specifically so that one person gets the image of their favourite product image updated is a sound use of money.

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Dragon78 wrote:

It is not like there has been any APs were the entire adventure takes place outside of the Inner Sea.

Reign of Winter has two such adventures, Legacy of Fire has one.

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Love the cover. Deadpool vs. Weaselboy sounds like something to look forward to.

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I need to let John Hurt know that having voracious creatures burst out of your chest is indeed crapsticks.

Anybody has a scroll of unmake hole nearby?

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Thomas Seitz wrote:

Aelryrinth,

That's what retraining and down time is for.

Seriously? You're saying that

"OK guys, we're facing rock throwing giants, I'm gonna take ask the GM if he allows Ultimate Campaign retraining rules so that I can retrain a feat at the Holy Shrine of Martial Swordsmanship 500 miles to the west"

equals

"OK guys, we're facing rock throwing giants, I'm gonna pop the rope trick and memorize protection from arrows for everyone except me, because I'm kind of covered with mirror image"

?

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GET IT OUT OF ME, GET IT OUT OF MEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

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Skinwalkers was cool. Bloody, Revenant-ish and I can imagine why it could not appeal to many 'Muricans. But this is bloody stick your guts in your face Yurp, and I embrace balls to walls literature when I see it. Moreso if the protagonist's balls are, well, a metaphor.

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It's like appealing to anonymous people on the Internet for them to drop the subject has ever worked ;)

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Well, we're talking American jurisdiction here, where frequently a lawsuit fired after the offender does damage nets you a better ROI than preventive measures.

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I wouldn't hold my breath for a Tian Xia AP. Paizo higher ups have suggested here and there that Dragon Empires books sold OK, but not good enough to warrant a major expansion there anytime soon.

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Pathfinder and 5e are sufficiently different as to have little competition against each other. PF is a rules heavy player-sided derivative of 3/3.5e, while 5e is a rules light GM-sided derivative of 0e/1e/2e.

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Competently played Diviner Wizard.

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You guys should really register the "Paizo Tragic Backstory™" trademark. I'm sure you're covered with quality legal services in the USA, but if you need some help over the Pond, here's my card... ;-)

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Running an AP before reading thoroughly all 6 books is a bad idea. And yes, I'm speaking from experience. *looks at Serpent's Skull*

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Puppy Kicker's Handbook and Burned Down Orphanages of the Inner Sea confirmed!

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So, about Undead Paladins who torch orphanages full of evil baby ghosts...

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Belgians driving bicycles while munching celery is why the Western world is falling apart. Our only hope is to lock ourselves in our Fiat 126's and munch down some Weiner schnitzels.

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Damn right we do! No Germans or Americans will be telling us what year it is!

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Erik Mona apparently isn't that much into perky goth tsudere goth lolis

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captain yesterday wrote:


As far search functions, don't be such a jerk about it Gorbacz, no one uses the search engine when they start out, try being more gracious about helping out.

I hail from the days of old, of early Usenet and BBS. Back then, asking a question before consulting the FAQ and archives was a crime. You whippersnappers have grown way too soft!

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ENworld is pretty much a WotC fanpage.

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Dude, use the search function. This topic gets one thread per month, on average.

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Rysky wrote:
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nighttree wrote:

People also tend to forget that "good" and "evil" are completely subjective.

For game purpose, it is a mechanic that determines certain effects.
In reality...it's not so "clear cut" a concept ;)
Nope, torture's evil in real life too.

In your subjective opinion....an opinion I happen to share...but it is still a subjective opinion non the less.

Again, no. Torture is evil. Full stop.

Only a Sith deals in absolutes.

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I don't understand the problem some people have with the very existence of an evil AP.

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The Society for Appreciation of Non-Evil Aligned Hellknights approves the above message.

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Rob clearly forgot to add a line about how she kicked a puppy after she was done with her family. That would settle the controversy...

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Yes.

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You might want to run a different RPG for her then.

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Is our reality real? Are the people I talk to really people, or just polymorphed bags of holding? HOW CAN I LIVE WHEN I'M NOT SURE?

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Dear Kirth,

Do you even play this game?

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Silver Surfer wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:

Herald Caller is a straight-up power creep buff archetype. You lose one domain (so you can still keep Travel, which is the best one), and you don't get medium armor and shield proficiences, which are irrelavant anyway. In return, you get buff to summons, which are some of the strongest things in the system.

But I get it, you love Clerics, you want them to be more awesome than they already are. Thing is, they already are more awesome than anything that is not a Wizard.

I honestly dont know where to start!

1) Out of 17 archetypes, 1 is designed decently.... and this is somehow justification for saying clerics are overly awesome already?!?!!?

2) Wizards, Shamans and Oracles are already more powerful than Clerics so where are your balancing arguements against them?!?!

3) Talking about archetypes, have you seen... Exploiter Wizard, Cyclopean Seer, Spirit Guide, everything Shaman related..etc..... obviously not me thinks!!

4) Losing a domain AND significant AC is never irrelevant!!!

5) Summoning is good but its not that good.... in fact many people have commented that it becomes a poor use of actions the higher you go.

Look, I get it. You love Clerics. You play Clerics all the time. You think that Clerics are the best. You want best things for Clerics. Because Clerics are awesome!

But it still doesn't change the fact that they are one of the most powerful classes in the game (and neither Oracles or Shamans get any close). And that power comes from being full casters who know their entire spell list from day one, and that spell list is getting more versatile and powerful with every book that has any cleric spell in it.

So unless the archetype does anything about spell progression or caster level, it's just shifting the cherries on the top of the cake without touching the cake itself.

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Herald Caller is a straight-up power creep buff archetype. You lose one domain (so you can still keep Travel, which is the best one), and you don't get medium armor and shield proficiences, which are irrelavant anyway. In return, you get buff to summons, which are some of the strongest things in the system.

But I get it, you love Clerics, you want them to be more awesome than they already are. Thing is, they already are more awesome than anything that is not a Wizard.

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Clerics are a tier 1 class anyway, you really shouldn't expect archetypes that power them up.

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With all the rules available on PRD/PFSRD/AON you don't *have* to buy the hardcover rulebooks.

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We really need an "Americana" subforum in OtD, where US citizens can slap each other with rainbow trouts over whether they're more Liberian, Librarian, Libertartarian or Libertese.

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I buy Bestiaries for art and stats. Fluff is something I can have in AP and setting lines.

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